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EVIL DEAD: The Musical

Tonight I got to see McDaniel’s theatre department put on EVIL DEAD: The Musical, a musical based on the Evil Dead movie trilogy. I like comedy, I know a lot of people in Evil Dead, and it’s McDaniel’s last show of the year, so naturally, I had to go see it.

The show was hilarious and the music numbers were catchy. Everyone kept swearing and dying, zombies sang and danced, and the main character ended up with a chainsaw for a hand–What’s not to love?

McDaniel’s theatre department may be small, but they put on a few shows a semester and they do a good job making sure different genres are represented each semester. That way, theatre majors can have experience in all different types of shows, from period dramas to Shakespeare to comedies and musicals–yes, even musicals about living dead people. Students don’t even have to be theatre majors to participate.

If you happen to live anywhere near Westminster and you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I highly recommend going to see Evil Dead, which you can catch Friday or Saturday night at 7:30 in Alumni Hall–just try not to be bitten by any zombies!


Skype is one of my favorite things. It allows me to see my parents and friends while they are abroad.

This past Sunday I was able to skype with my parents and a family friend while they were having dinner. Although I love it here on The Hill sometimes I do get homesick. By being able to skype I am able to see my parents and this tends to help.

I also was able to skype one of my friends while she is abroad in Budapest. As she told me about her recent adventures I was able to share stories with her about what was going on on campus as well.

I remember trying to skype one of my friends while I was abroad. We could not get the connection to last longer then 5 minutes to save our lives. Although we talked to 5 minutes then hung out and called again and again and again we still were able to talk and hear about what was going on with each other.

What I am trying to say is that if you are going far away from home or looking to study abroad but are afraid of missing everyone to much there is a solution. Skype has helped me and several of my friends and I strongly suggest everyone gets one before coming to college.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Archery 101

Hey all! Ever since my freshmen year I have always seen the archery gym class taking place on the soccer fields and have always been jealous! Every year I tell myself that I will take that class at some point before I graduate. Well the time has come at last! And archery is as cool as it sounds. Each person gets a bow and and five arrows. I am one of the few that uses a lefty bow so I face the opposite direction as everyone else. Other than that, nothing is too different.

I love how our school offers these amazing gym classes! Where else would I learn to do archery? So far I have only had 2 classes, but they have been so much fun! Two of my good friends are also taking the class, which makes it ten times better! Plus, not gonna lie….I kinda feel like Katnis from the hunger games when I shot the arrows! Anyway, students should definitely take advantage of the gym classes offered here at McDaniel!

Hiring New Professors

Hi guys,

I’m not sure how other departments do it, but the political science department likes to get students involved with the process of hiring new teachers. Sadly, a few of our professors are retiring and moving on next year. Last Wednesday and Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend guest presentations given by candidates for our visiting professor position.

It was really exciting to meet potential professors. Both gave really interesting presentations; even though I was basically attending extra classes, I enjoyed myself so it was by no means a hardship. The attending students were given forms to fill out in order to provide feedback on the candidates. I really love how the department and the school administration takes into consideration the thoughts of students, since we will be the people who learn from the person who is hired and since we might notice things that the faculty might not.

Both candidates were really well qualified and I enjoyed their presentations, so I’m glad that I don’t have to make the tough hiring decisions!


Global Fellows Program

Hi guys,

Morgan mentioned the Global Fellows program in her post last week, and I am excited to say that I am one of the 28 first-year students that were welcomed into the program last Thursday.

The Class of 2017's Global Fellows.

The Class of 2017′s Global Fellows.

Any freshman can apply for the program regardless of major. The goal of the program is to help these students gain a better grasp on understanding global issues, to learn more about different cultures and be able to share these experiences, and to prepare them for lives in today’s increasingly global world. We’ll be expected to take at least five classes with international and multicultural focuses and to study abroad. I’m most excited to be able to be a part of preparing events and speakers that come to the College

At Thursday’s reception, each student introduced themselves with why they had decided to be a part of the program. I was really enthused by all the different responses I heard. One of the biggest reasons I’m really interested in international affairs is due to my fascination with stories. Everybody has a different perspective and a different story and these vary more and more if you look outside the world you know and into the global world.

I’m really excited to get to know my fellow Fellows and to further increase my global knowledge.