Dem Bums: 42 Review


Published on: May 17, 2013

Ronald Gerber


Jackie Robinson was by no means the greatest career MLB ballplayer in history. It may have been due to the fact that he was already 28 when he got to the big leagues, and as such ended up playing for only ten seasons and didn’t have the time to develop as impressive a career record as his contemporaries. More…

Students Perform in Dance Concert


Photo Credit | Kirsiah McNamara ’10

Published on: May 17, 2013

Erik Elbieh

Students who attended the dance concert held Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 already know that the event was incredible, but even so, it is worth recapping. The performance included over 60 Simon’s Rock students.

Performances prepared for the event during the weekends, often spending more than four hours each day. More…

Kellogg’s Trip


Published on: May 17, 2013

Erik Elbieh

As you will now know if you read the earlier article about campus myths, Kellogg was moved down from upper campus to its current spot in 1992. The idea of moving the building down to the central portion of campus was started in the spring of 1990, when the campus began considering several master plan decisions. Other changes occurred during this process including moving the admissions office to Blodgett and reopening the gatehouse entrance to campus from Alford Road. More…

The Glass Menagerie: A Guest Artists Screening

Published on: April 29, 2013

Ronald Gerber

For the fourth and final event of the semester-long Guest Artists Series, the 1987 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie was screened in the Daniel Arts Center on Friday, April 12. Adjunct faculty member Karen Allen, who starred in the film alongside Joanne Woodward, James Naughton, and John Malkovich, was present to address comments and questions after the screening. More…

Faculty Senate Approves Schedule Changes for 2013-2014, Brings Mixed Student Response

Published on: April 11, 2013

Jared Weiss ’10

Wednesday, March 20, Academic Senate approved a series of proposed changes to the structure of the academic calendar, to take effect this upcoming year.
Most of the changes will take effect in the spring semester, but one change will directly impact the fall semester calendar. Family Weekend will begin the October break next year rather than be held towards the end of the month.

“The argument here was to save parents money,” Wendy Shifrin, Academic and Faculty Senate President said. “Because if they drive to pick up their kids, they only need to do so for the two breaks, not two breaks plus Family Weekend.” More…

Hitchcock Reinvented: Stoker Review


Published on: April 11, 2013

Ronald Gerber


Screenwriter Wentworth Miller publicly acknowledged recently that the new psychological thriller Stoker was heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 classic Shadow of a Doubt, but anyone who has seen both films will tell you that Stoker goes beyond its inspiration. This is Hitchcock without the shackles of the extremely restrictive Hays Code, able to go down as dark a road as he wants (and these roads get very, very dark). More…

Winter Photo Contest Entries: VOTE 8

The entries are in!

Vote below for your favorite winter photos by Simon’s Rock students, faculty and staff.  You may select up to three photographs for your SINGLE vote.  You will be unable to vote again after selecting submit, so be sure to select your three favorite photographs first.  Voting will close at 11:00 pm Saturday, March 30.

Please scroll to the end of the photo entries to submit your vote.  Photos and ballot options are categorized alphabetically and by the entry number from that person (Ex: 1 First_Name Last_Name).  Make sure to check the entry numbers and photographer for each photo before submitting your vote. More…