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In Conversation—with Bourgeois Mystics

Bourgeois Mystics are a crew of eccentric art rockers generating a host of sounds that will delight and amaze you ‘til the cows come home.  An abundance of weirdness belies their strong work ethic, discipline, and focus.  The video for their cover of the Bollywood cult classic “Jaan Pehechan Ho” is a case in point. … Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Five Foodie Shows to Binge

August is the perfect time to binge watch Netflix shows, lay back and get inspired before the Fall term.  For foodies, there’s always room to grow in learning about cuisines, appreciating the meticulous detail behind each culinary masterpiece or simply watching celebrity chefs scream at rookie chefs which never seems to lose its entertainment value. … Read more »

The Fit Student—Harness Your Health, Hone Your Body

Harness your health—and hone your body.  Hang out with me, and I’ll dish out secrets for sculpting you into a Madonna or Michelangelo. But what if you snub gym-rats and heath-nuts?  Well, dip your fingertips into the cream: the tighter tummy, endless energy, curbed stress, cured disease, skyrocketed productivity.  Once you taste it, you’ll toss… Read more »

Course Exam—SPAN 200

SPAN 200 (Introductory Spanish I) is a three-credit introductory Spanish course that introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language.  By taking SPAN 200 and SPAN 201 (Spanish for Beginners II), students will learn to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations.  There are no prerequisites for SPAN 200… Read more »

Dear Barb—Twice Shy

Dear Barb:  I have always been a shy person, but, as I’m getting older, it seems to be getting worse.  I constantly feel uncomfortable in social situations unless I am with my immediate family.  When I was in school, if the teacher would call on me, I could barely speak out loud.  When it was… Read more »

In Conversation—with The Split Seconds

The Split Seconds is a punk/rockabilly band that formed in Washington, DC, in 2015.  The band is made up of frontman Drew Champion, drummer Sean Peterson, bassist Stephen Parsons, and guitarist Alex Massi.  The grittily retro video for “Where Have All the Good Men Gone,” a track from their recently (June 8) released second album… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—From Dullsville to Delight, Part II

Limpid thought and diluted meaning beckon us when we relax our critical faculties; our egos may inflate as we mow down course after course, yet it remains for us to be reflexive and consider what we’d hitherto discounted.  Only fools rush in and when we draw conclusions based more on our disciplinary assumptions than on… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—DIY Guacamole

“Guacamole for extra?”  is the phrase I hear the most at the local fast food chain or burger joint.  But why pay extra for guacamole when you can do it yourself? Moreover, many fast food chains’ guacamole is heavily watered down and loses the richness and nutrients that homemade guacamole contains. Guacamole is simple to… Read more »

The Fit Student—Put People to the Stress Test

What happens when we get cast out?  When people we love backstab us?  When we get fed fists?  Stress happens! In grade school, a girl got persecuted.  Swarms of students circled her, shoving her, day in, day out.  She feared for her life.  So, I started bringing her home at lunchtime.  That is, until Mom… Read more »