Our rationale for keeping music united – continued

By royal hartigan, Contributing Writer 2) ACCREDITATION Absent from the discussion is the consideration of what reorganization/division will do to our department’s accreditation. The NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) have standards and expectations for institutions they accredit. While institutions are the entities accredited, it is the actual programs in a department that are … Continue reading Our rationale for keeping music united – continued

Trump’s threat to North Korea

By Alex Solari, Staff Writer In a phone call on Thursday afternoon, Trump told Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister, that the U.S. would be willing to take military action against North Korea if needed. Trump said this because of the missile test that North Korea conducted mid-February that ultimately failed. Some may be asking, “Well, could this missile actually do severe damage to our … Continue reading Trump’s threat to North Korea

Another Uber scandal? Not so fast

By Robbie Hanlon, Staff Writer The popular transportation app Uber has had more than its share of accusations and scandals against it in the past few months, and it has come under fire again with reports that the app uses “psychological tricks” on their drivers in order to convince them to drive more. Methods such as constant acknowledgment that the drivers are approaching their monetary … Continue reading Another Uber scandal? Not so fast

Only Sanders’ revolution can stop Trump

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer At a Boston rally on March 31, Bernie Sanders defended President Trump’s voters, criticized the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and outlined how progressive Democrats can resist Trump’s agenda. “Some people think the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks,” he said, referencing Clinton’s now-infamous remark that “you could put half … Continue reading Only Sanders’ revolution can stop Trump

Growth through performance

By Sade Smith, News Editor On Friday night, the CVPA Atrium was filled with supporters of junior CVPA major Caiana Luse. Christmas lights hung gently over the atrium bannister, lighting the room. Banter filled the area as the audience patiently waited for the singer’s arrival. A set list was provided, lining up the recital’s six songs. Typical of CVPA majors’ recitals, Luse took the advantage of the … Continue reading Growth through performance

Doctor Who to introduce first openly gay companion

By Andrew Tyrrell, Managing Editor Doctor Who finally returns on Saturday, April 15 for its tenth season in the post-reboot era.The long awaited return of Who has brought with it welcome news about the Doctor’s newest companion, Bill. If you’re not sitting, I suggest you do so now; this one is a shocker. Bill is gay. Gasp! Now to clarify something, Bill is a woman, … Continue reading Doctor Who to introduce first openly gay companion

The Handmaid’s Tale is newly relevant in Trump’s America

By Jesse Goodwin, Staff Writer Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, originally published in 1985, is one of several classic dystopian novels which have appeared on Amazon’s best-sellers list since President Trump’s election victory. Its premise resembles Trump’s and the GOP’s anti-choice agenda. An upcoming Hulu adaptation of the novel, which begins airing on April 26, has also contributed to its resurging popularity. In Atwood’s novel, … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale is newly relevant in Trump’s America