On April 25, 2011, I went to an art exhibit, the 3X2DSQUARE exhibit. The 3X2DSQARE art exhibit features “themes and variations of organic shape.” The exhibit features artwork by Greg Minah, with his use of dripping and spinning acrylic paint on a standard canvas, Mark Eisendrath’s use of fire sculptures, and Edmundo Ortega’s “living wall” made from plants, shells, and other organic materials.
In January of 2011, Washington D.C councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill that would require restaurants to publicly display the letter grade report cards they received from the health department.
-Previously printed in Montgomery College’s “The Excalibur” newspaper
Montgomery Community College issued a press release on March 15, 2011, to announce the proposed decrease in funding from Montgomery County. County Executive Isiah Leggett announced via a press release on the same day that he recommends reducing funding to the College by $7.4 million. In a statement issued to the school from President DeRionne Pollard, Ph.D, she announced the reduced budget “is of serious and significant concern.”
This event was held on Thursday March 31st at Takoma Park/Silver spring Campus in the Performing Arts Centre, Theatre 2 from 12:30pm-1:30pm. The motivational speaker was Ms. Barbara S. Talley. The speech was about individuals finding their calling and telling their stories.
On the April 10, 2011 an event was held at the Igbo Anglican Church at Lanham concerning HIV/AIDS victims. There were three speakers and each of them was infected with the disease. The speeches were meant to give us a clearer meaning of what the disease is, how to contract it, and how to treat the victims. (more…)
by Keren Nathalie Hernandez Urrutia
The typical Sunday morning at Takoma Park farmer’s market was about to take an unexpected turn. People, who were previously perusing fruits and vegetables, started to gather with curious eyes in front of the small green gazebo located at the intersection of Carroll and Laurel Avenue. The number of spectators was growing as Merrill Leffler started to read the first poem, “I, too, sing America” by Langston Hughes. Next, a teenage boy read “America” by Claude McKay, and his dramatic performance was received with cheering from the crowd.
The college’s transfer day took place on Wednesday February 23, 2011 at the Student Service Center. It was a three hours event which started from 10 am and ended at 1 pm. A lot of students in the past years have found this event very effective and resourceful. (more…)
In the past few years, what we know as the book industry has collided headfirst with technology, bringing about the existence of digital books, or e-books as they are commonly called. The catalyst for this change has been touted to be Amazon, the creator of the popular Kindle e-reader. Since its introduction, the market for electronic books has ballooned to the point where the digital versions of books are outselling their physical counterparts to the tune of two to one, according to the company. In addition, the introduction of the Apple iPad, a tablet with which you can read e-books, has done nothing but add to the increased use of digital books.
I knew what I was getting into when I agreed to write this review about the play, “Harry the Dirty Dog.” I was expecting hundreds of children screaming, and crying. I was bracing myself to not even be able to hear what the actors were saying. Wow, was I wrong. Of course, the children were loud, but to my surprise, once the play started their eyes were glued to the stage.