The 2013 Spring Dance Concert, InfraRed, will definitely leave you hoping the dancers onstage manage well enough not to fall down. Honestly. This concert is blatantly different than previous dance concerts; it’s more athletic and active and incredibly hectic. There isn’t a single moment during the concert in which the dancers will be resting peacefully. And respectively, there isn’t a single moment of this concert in which you, the audience, will not be captured by the grace and agility of the dancers.
In the last decade, indie rock has become one of the most listened-to genres in music, and for good reason. Groups like The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, and Death Cab For Cutie have expanded the popularity of a once boutique corner of the music world, and now a young band called The Kicks joins them.
By Rachel Wender ’13
April 25 marks the opening night for Williston Northampton’s production of The Laramie Project, a play by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Company. The Laramie Project is a series of interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming about the events that occurred after the brutal killing of Matthew Shepard, and how his death has impacted their community. Continue reading
by Pat DeNuccio ’13
Tory Stitt is a former Navy officer who was returning from a patrol with her unit in 2006 when a bomb exploded beneath one of the vehicles. Stitt’s job on the unit was to make sure all the bomb detectors and jammers were working properly. Many soldiers were injured and a fire broke out, not long after there were helicopters swarming overhead. After several more months and many more causalities Stitt was becoming filled with guilt and blaming herself for things she could not control. Eventually she returned home with a severe case of PTSD. Stitt drank herself to sleep because she couldn’t without it. Stitt was checked into the psychiatric ward at Balboa Naval Medical Center. Here she got back on her feet but still suffered with nightmares, flashbacks and sleeplessness. Desperate for an answer, Stitt got a dog, Devon. Devon was a service dog specially trained to work with veterans. Since getting Devon, Stitt has become much more mentally stable and attributes her success to Devon.
Dogs save lives. Continue reading
by Pat DeNuccio ’13
The Iditarod, a great 1,150-mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome Alaska, began in 1973 and has been raced every year since then. The race is along the Iditarod trail, one important to Alaska’s history. During the gold rush, the Iditarod trail was created to transport mail and supplies. In 1925, there was a diphtheria epidemic in Nome but the closest source of medicine was in Anchorage. The trail from Anchorage to Nome was nearly impassable by any method other than by dogsled. In 1925, twenty mushers and their dogs from Anchorage made the unbearable trek from Anchorage to Nome in six days. The mushers brought with them antitoxin serum to save Nome from being completely decimated by diphtheria.