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MBC Theatre Opens Season with “Blithe Spirit”

Mary Baldwin College Theatre opens its 2013–14 season with a production of Blithe Spirit, Noël Coward’s classic farce, directed by Terry Southerington, MBC professor of theatre. Blithe Spirit is a comedy about a novelist with two wives — one alive and one dead — a delightfully eccentric psychic, and a séance gone awry. The London premier, which […]

2013 Brings More Changes to Hunt

Laura Wise One of the biggest things students like to complain about when they’re stressed, hungry, tired, or homesick is the dining hall. Fair or not, it’s an easy target to pick on, because it’s just never going to be like food back home. But over the past year, Hunt Dining Hall has been making […]

College Names New VWIL Commandent

Following a nationwide search, Mary Baldwin College has selected Brigadier General Teresa Djuric to serve as the new commandant of cadets for the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) and special assistant to the president, effective October 1. Djuric — who most recently served as deputy director in the Space Intelligence Office at the Pentagon […]

Photo Highlights: the International Festival

Cosmos International Club hosted its annual International Festival today in the SAC building from 1-4.  Students represented countries including, but not limited to India, the Philippines, Russia, Japan, Germany, China, and Korea.  The festival also included a performance by Baldwin Charm, who sang three Irish songs, as well as other musical acts performed by other students, […]

History Throughout the Year

Carolina Giraldo, Staff Writer Almost sixty years ago, 7-year-old Linda Brown walked a mile to her bus stop, crossing dangerous railroad tracks on a regular basis in order to attend her segregated elementary school.  There was a school closer to her home, but Linda was not allowed to enroll there because of her skin color. […]

Students Give at Red Cross Drive

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Since age fifteen, I wanted to get stuck in the arm.  I wanted to donate blood.  A book I read in the car during a ten-hour trip—Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood by Bill Hayes—made me aware of the need for blood donors.  It’s high, and as the slogan […]

Fighting Squirrel FAQs: Club Money

Katie Hurlock, Staff Writer Mary Baldwin is home to a vast number of clubs, from political activist organizations to fine arts groups. Truly, the school has something for everyone. However different the clubs may be, many of them find themselves facing the same issue: uncertainty about allocations from the Student Activities Fund. Most campus club […]

Hidden Costs of Living in King

Laura Wise King Dorm is one of the nicest on campus—or it’s supposed to be. Exclusive to juniors and seniors, it has spacious rooms, private bathrooms, walk-in closets, and less crush than the underclassmen dorms. Its residents pay three hundred dollars extra a year for the privileges of privacy and space. But just like tuition […]

McClung Microwave Melts Down

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Everyone who has lived in Spencer dorm at MBC probably won’t panic when a fire alarm goes off at some ungodly hour of the night, no matter where they happen to sleep.  However, when the unmistakable aroma of smoke accompanies said alarm—that’s an adrenaline rush. Last Tuesday night, residents of McClung dorm […]