When I heard there was to be a drag show happening in Tabler on April 10, I figured that this would be a great opportunity for me to get involved with the activities on campus. When I arrived at the Tabler Arts Center, a place I have never been before (I have passed the dreaded steps many times but never ventured up them), I knew I was in for something different. I am as straight as they come, but I am all about one’s freedom.
It seems that emo kids do have something to fear from Panic at the Disco’s sophomore album, Pretty. Odd., released March 25. The band, once known for their hard beat, techno undertone and circus theme, has emerged from their three years of song writing with a new and more mature sound from their first release A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.
Spore is proof of evolution. That’s right. Spore. It’s an interaction simulation that shows the progression of species as they start in tide pools, grow limbs (or not) to climb onto land, form tribal existences, build up civilizations, and then finally blow up other planets.
I stopped watching American Idol. Quite frankly, it’s become a mockery of itself (Simon Cowell used to be my curmudgeonly hero; but he has long since been replaced by Gregory House). Luckily, Stony Brook Idol is still fresh and interesting, and a great opportunity to see the sort of talent that can’t necessarily come out to the Open Mic Nights at Tabler or the various productions that occur every semester.
Stony Brook is famous for many things: churning out doctors by the hundreds, being one of the leading research schools in the country, and an overwhelming Asian student population on the east coast. With such a rich cultural representation on campus comes interesting and exciting events. Cultural events pop up throughout the month of April; however, one stands out above the rest.
When a school such as Stony Brook decides that they’re going to stat naming and endowing professorships, you would initially think that the first title would go to the Chemistry or Physics department. This isn’t how it actually went: the first named professorship went to the Center for Italian Studies and the Alfonse D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies.
Student journalists should only take stances which they are qualified to defend—there's a stance for you. But now that we're on the subject of the proposed congestion pricing plan for New York City, here are a few more words from the hip.
You can feel metal inside you. You could be forgiven if you overlook the small town of Auburn, New York. However! One contribution towers over all of the works of man dating back to the halcyon days of da Vinci…and his code! Then, as now, in the words of bassist Joey DeMaio, there was “a real lack of big, epic metal that is drenched...