Stripped Down: A Threepenny Cabaret

Published: November 2, 2012

Ronald Gerber

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Black Box Theatre in the Daniel Arts Center filled with a swarm of Simon’s Rock students, parents, and faculty eager for entertainment from tough gangsters and loose women.

“A Threepenny Cabaret” was a 45-minute long, minimalistic presentation by voice students and music faculty of selected songs from Brecht and Weill’s 1928 classic The Threepenny Opera. More…

Honors Convocation Recognizes Students

Published: November 2, 2012

Megan Patoskie

Simon’s Rock awarded merit and need-based scholarships to students during the annual Honors Convocation on Friday, Oct. 26 in McConnell Theater.  Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President, welcomed the audience after an introduction from the Simon’s Rock Chorus, conducted by Jack Brown.  More…

The Movie We Deserve: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review

Published on: November 2, 2012

Ronald Gerber

There is an intriguing danger associated with an author adapting their own book for the screen. On one hand, there is a significant advantage in allowing an artist a chance to create their own vision, but on the other hand, an author can easily fail to produce a satisfactory adaptation if they are not familiar enough with the medium. More…

The Llama Sutra: Long-Distance Relationships

Dear Llama Sutra,

I’ve been in a relationship for several months and I really care about my partner. I am anxious though, about what will happen when she leaves Simon’s Rock. The distance won’t be too far but I don’t know if she wants to be in a long distance relationship. I really like her, and I don’t want this to end, but I feel like she’s reluctant to stay together. What can I do? More…

Fifty Shades of Fiction: An Evening with J.K. Rowling

Published on: October 25, 2012

Ronald Gerber

It is astounding to think that there is an author who, with one series published in 10 years, single-handedly changed the world of literature forever. It is not at all a stretch to say that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series helped the world rediscover its love of reading and essentially defined a generation. More…

Chartwells Opens New Café

Published on: October 17, 2012

Megan Patoskie

Chartwells Dining Services held a Grand Opening for the new Rock Café on Monday, Oct. 15 in the Snack Bar location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, food samples and local food business presentations.

Chartwells added food items and redesigned the Snack Bar space in order to provide a new, up-scaled area for students, staff, and faculty to come throughout the day.  More…