“Psycho Beach Party”:  The Expressions of Camp and Comedy

“Psycho Beach Party”: The Expressions of Camp and Comedy

Kaitlynn Tarbox Contributing Writer   “Psycho Beach Party,” performed recently by members of the UMF Theater Program, showed audience members themes of mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ relationships, and camp in the 1960s.      Melissa Thompson, assistant professor of...

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Albinism Won’t Stop This Alpine Skier

Albinism Won’t Stop This Alpine Skier

Krystin Paine Contributing Writer      Mackenzie MacDonald, a UMF junior and alpine skier, has been invited to train in Breckenridge, Colorado to ski for the second year in a row and hasn’t let her skiing skills be hindered by a visual impairment caused by ocular...

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Bite-Me-Beaver: Welcome to our Horrible Advice Column

Dear Bite,     I teach classes that often focus on women’s studies and feminism. In the past I have been told that maybe I should teach fewer texts about women and that my classes would be better if I wasn’t a feminist. What should I do? How should I respond?...

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Give Me My Dam Money!

Dam Turkey Day      The time to stuff our faces with turkey, stuffing, and pies is nigh. Images of a heaping cornucopia of steaming food can cloud our vision and financial judgment. Cooking a traditionally large, exquisite Thanksgiving meal can be enough to break...

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CA’s Wanted: Applications Now Open for Spring 2020

CA’s Wanted: Applications Now Open for Spring 2020

Ripley Biggs Contributing Writer     As applications for new Community Assistants (CA) open up for the spring semester, students should know there is more to the job than meets the eye.      “I would say that [students] should know that being a CA is a 24/7 job, even...

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UMF Faculty Poetry Film Takes Flight

UMF Faculty Poetry Film Takes Flight

Faith Diaz Contributing Writer     Recently creative writing professors Jeffrey Thomson and Amy Neswald launched their joint project, “Blink”, a poetry film based on Thomson's work from his new book, “Half Life: New and Selected Poems.” Thomson is currently the...

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UMF Men’s Basketball Gears Up for Upcoming Season

Riley Bartell Contributing Writer     The 2019-20 college basketball season is revving up, and UMF’s team has a lot of potential in both returning players and new. This year’s team is dominated by upperclassmen mixed in with some younger talent. Four starters are...

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UMF’s Spookiest Celebration of the Year

UMF’s Spookiest Celebration of the Year

Zion Hodgkin Contributing Writer     Amidst the flashing strobe lights and roaring jams of the last two years, you could almost forget you were standing in a school cafeteria.     Every year, on the last Saturday before Halloween, UMF’s Association for Campus...

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Bite-Me-Beaver: Welcome to our Horrible Advice Column

Dear Bite,    When I shop for clothes, I like to keep up with trends and wear stuff that helps make me feel sexy. But lately my boyfriend has been telling me that my clothes are too revealing and that I shouldn’t wear them because they make me look skanky. Is he...

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Give Me My Dam Money!

Give Me My Dam Money! Dam Credit Scores: How interest rates and credit scores could ruin your life.    Albert Einstein once said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn't … pays it.”    Understand that...

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