Arts & Leisure

  • Faculty Recommended Reads

    BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN – STAFF WRITER

    Books can leave a very profound impact on a person’s life. A book you read as a 7-year old can evoke a sense of nostalgia and wonder ten years later.  Literature and the arts is a way of exploring what you don’t know and what you’d like to ... Read more

  • The Norton Center: An Artistic Hub in the Heart of Kentucky

    BY MORGAN UNDERWOOD – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College, as we all know, is a little gem residing in the heart of central Kentucky, but Centre has a gem of its very own: the Norton Center for the Arts. Although located in the relatively remote community of Danville, Kentucky, the Norton Center is constantly filling ... Read more

  • Spotlight on: Alpha Phi Omega

    BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER

    While volunteering at Soups-on-Us one Saturday morning, sophomore David Kim noticed that a large portion of the student volunteers belonged to Centre’s co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega (APO). “I thought these people were pretty cool to be spending their weekend helping others,” Kim said. Inspired by their ... Read more

  • DramaCentre Presents: Love 95 Times

    BY EMILY INNES – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR

    DramaCentre’s most recent production, which took place this past weekend, is Love 95 Times, the program’s second FARM Theater collaboration project. The FARM theater company, located in New York, is designed to help early career (and usually female) playwrights get their shows on their feet. The ... Read more

  • Black History Month

    BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN- ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR

    In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, African-American historian, author, and journalist, founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). This organization later became the driving force behind the establishment of Black History Month. Originally “Negro History Week,” the leaders of the ASNLH chose ... Read more

  • Refugee Resettlement: Kentucky’s Stories

    BY EMILY INNES – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR

    Last year, Centre College inaugurated the Creative Thinking Immersion Program (CTIP), a component of the Creative Centre initiative designed to have students create their own research projects with faculty mentorship and creative thinking and problem solving. Junior Emma Jackson and sophomore Hibah Siddiqui took an ... Read more

  • Artivism Festival: Timely, Profound, and Unforgettable.

    BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR 

    “To be an artist is to believe in life,” quotes artist Henry Moore. “And that’s the entire point of art,” senior environmental studies major, Mariah Harrod, states, “it inspires people to believe in something and gives their passion to others.”

    Harrod and her peers ... Read more

  • From Ministry to Computer Science: Dr. Tom Allen’s Journey to Centre College

    BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR 

    The path to academia is not always filled with professorial tweed and elbow patches from the beginning. At least, not for Tom Allen–Centre’s newest Computer Science professor. Dr. Allen recently completed his doctoral studies this past spring at the University of Kentucky, but his journey to ... Read more

  • Big View of a Little Rock

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER

     

    Thus far, 2016 has been a year with many turbulent events, even including a few instances where the moon seems to be bigger in the night sky.

    Monday marked the peak of an unusually big and bright Moon, commonly referred to as a “supermoon,” appearing 30 percent bigger and 14 percent ... Read more

  • A Dually Delectible Experience: Chocolate and Tea

     

    By Matthew KoBY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER 

    Tea is an art shared by numerous cultures since the 3rd century C.E. Its preparation and consumption is a ritual that relaxes the body and mind and intrigues the senses with its combination of simplicity and aromatic complexity.

    Chocolate was ... Read more

  • Movember: It’s a Hairy Situation

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER 

    It’s that time of year again. Your guy friends start having more stubble, that one kid seemed to have grown a beard overnight… It can only mean one thing: Movember is here.

    While many are more familiar with the “No-Shave November” concept, Movember is a nonprofit campaign that encourages “30 days ... Read more

  • Hecuba: Representing Refugees From Ancient Greece to Today

    BY SHRUTI RAM – COPY CHIEF

    Next week DramaCentre will be running their fall production, Hecuba, a Greek tragedy set in 424 BC. The play was originally written by Euripedes, the famous Greek tragedian, and will be directed by Tony Haigh.

    Junior Rachel Kent will be playing the titular character, Hecuba, returning to the stage after last ... Read more

  • Farming Up Fall Fun

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    The fall season has arrived, and there is no better way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of the harvest than by visiting a pumpkin patch. Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Harrodsburg is a prime spot for snagging a nice pumpkin, watching children get lost in a ... Read more

  • Stress Relief

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER

    It’s that time of year again! Fall break is quickly approaching, which means that midterms are just around the corner! As usual, the atmosphere at Centre will soon become filled with the stress of students finishing projects, writing papers, and studying for exams.

    Students practice a variety of methods to reduce ... Read more

  • Norton Center Delivers with Comedic Duo

    BY JASON PINTO – STAFF WRITER

    The Norton Center presented one of its most anticipated shows with the comedy duo of Howie Mandel and Nick Cannon on Friday, September 24.

    Nick Cannon opened the show with a much different look and coarser filter than most are used to seeing him with. Nick almost immediately dismissed a request ... Read more

  • DramaCentre Presents: Proof

    BY EMILY INNES – STAFF WRITER 

    DramaCentre’s annual performance is one of the highlights of Centre’s Family Weekend, and this year David Auburn’s play, Proof, takes the spotlight.

    Senior Sean Fannin is making his directing debut, a fact that has made the show all the more appealing to the actors. The opportunity to work with Fannin in ... Read more

  • Happy Trails: Fall Hiking in Kentucky

    BY GABRIELA CIPOLLA – ARTS AND LEISURE EDITOR 

    With fall approaching quickly, it is hard not to feel the excitement that the season brings on Centre’s campus. The trees in front of Old Centre are starting to shed their leaves, and stepping outside and feeling a cool breeze instead of a blanket of humidity is greatly ... Read more

  • Pottery Painting: Community Arts Center

    BY BECKY FULTON – STAFF WRITER 

    Tucked away under the back staircase in Danville’s Community Arts Center lies a colorfully renovated pottery studio open to the public. Run by Education Director Maggie Haskett, the ceramics program includes the Paint Your Own Pottery (POP) Studio and ceramics classes for kids and adults. “We have two adult classes, ... Read more

  • DramaCentre’s ‘Assassins’ to run April 20-23

    BY CATHERINE HINES – STAFF WRITER

    Next week marks the premiere of DramaCentre’s musical production, Assassins, written by Stephen Sondheim.

    Dr. Patrick Kagan-Moore, Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Dramatic Arts, is directing the production, alongside Dr. Jaemi Loeb as Musical Director, Rebecca Stephenson as Dance Instructor, and Professor Matthew Hallock as Scenic and Lighting Designer.

    The cast and ... Read more

  • Senior fine arts majors share triumphs, tribulations before graduation

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Even though Centre College is a liberal arts college, it is ironic how little we talk about majors in the fine arts. Financial Economics is currently the most popular major at Centre, and art majors, including music and studio art, are less prevalent. For example, there are only three music ... Read more

  • Danville’s newest restaurant, the Danville Bistro

    BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

    Earlier this year, Danville welcomed a new addition to the restaurant community that has Centre students rejoicing—The Danville Bistro. Not only is the Bistro within walking distance of campus but it fills the void of a Chipotle-style eatery the city was lacking, with a touch of local flare.

    The Bistro has ... Read more

  • Unique Spring Break plans

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    There are only a few days left until Spring Break is finally upon us, and Centre students can finally get the sleep, rest and relaxation they’ve been wanting all semester. Well…in theory.

    Any discussion about Spring Break plans usually end up going in one direction or the other—Centre students overwhelmingly prefer ... Read more

  • Cooking on campus

    BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

    Tired of eating Easy Mac, ramen noodles, Cowan, and pizza? You’re not alone. It turns out several Centre students have come up with cheap, quick, fun and easy alternatives to the boring old standards.

    First year Haley Varnadoe has a stir-fry dish that she likes to cook when she has extra ... Read more

  • ‘Vantage Point’ gears up for new submission season

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Most publications at Centre are largely student-run, and Vantage Point is no exception. The publication is one that students do not hear about often, as only one issue is usually published every semester, but it is a great showcase for creativity for the students at Centre, whether it be writing ... Read more

  • The ‘Hamilton’ phenomenon

    BY HAYLEY HOFFMAN – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    How does the story of Alexander Hamilton go on and on, grow into more of a phenomenon? This question, asked in part by Aaron Burr halfway through the first act of the musical Hamilton, addresses what has been on the mind of many as of late.

    Hamilton, which tells the life story ... Read more

  • Annual performance of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

    BY MORGAN KING – COPY CHIEF

    On Feb. 10-11, Centre College Feminists in conjunction with DramaCentre performed Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

    The Monologues are a collection of interviews from women with diverse backgrounds as recorded by Ensler. Some monologues are about a single woman, while others are pulled from the voices of many. Each highlights potentially ... Read more

  • New Norton Center House Manager, Sarah Fall

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Centre College students are familiar with the Norton Center for the Arts—or, at least, with the convocations it puts on regularly—but less so with what goes on behind the scenes of these events. Like with any major production or project, there is always someone in charge, making sure everything goes ... Read more

  • Review: DramaCentre puts up ‘very moving’ production of ‘These Shining Lives’

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    DramaCentre set the bar high for theatrical productions this semester with a visually stunning Moby Dick, and an immersive student-run production of Dracula, so expectations were high for the fall play, Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives. The production, which ran Nov. 11-14, surpassed these high expectations by far, and left ... Read more

  • Deck the Walls: Decorating your dorm for the holidays

    BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    With the passing of Halloween comes the beginning of the holiday season, and that means it’s time to tear down the spider webs and put up the tinsel.

    You can go all out like Beta Theta Pi and put a full-sized Christmas tree in your suite, house or Brockman, with a ... Read more

  • For some students, a hobby of Netflix binge-watching

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Netflix.

    It’s safe to assume that the word doesn’t bring confusion or unfamiliarity—in fact, you are probably thinking about your favorite show to binge watch right now. Millions of subscribers consider watching Netflix religiously a hobby, and Centre College students are no exception.

    One would be hard-pressed to find a fellow student ... Read more

  • Photography: An easy artsy hobby

    BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    Whether you major in physics or dramatic arts, your schedule is more than likely jam-packed with classes, homework, sports practices and meetings for student organizations. It is hard to find time to even sleep, let alone do the hobbies you love.

    Yet some pastimes are easier to incorporate into your daily ... Read more

  • For Halloween, ‘Dracula’ provides ‘opportunity to become part of the performance’

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Halloween weekend at Centre was full of fun events and great costumes, but no one on campus was busier than the cast and crew of Dracula: The Death of Nosferatu. The completely student-run production had two shows on Halloween night, both of which had a full house.

    “It’s been an adventure,” ... Read more

  • Spooktacular DIY Costumes

    BY: CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    Halloween is upon us once again. If you are going to celebrate this spooky holiday the right way you have to have one of the most crucial parts: a rocking costume.

    Now that we are older, costumes are more elaborate, more varied, and more expensive. The average pirate costume for a ... Read more

  • Kentucky’s Favorite Instrument: Why you should play the banjo

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    When you think of Bluegrass music, it’s impossible to not think of the banjo. The instrument is synonymous with the south and is making its way into popular music as folk and country music gain more popularity and are incorporated into other genres. Not only is it one of the ... Read more

  • A New Fall Tradition: Raintree International Film Festival

    BY SARAH HOLLOWAY – STAFF WRITER

    Fall is upon us here in Kentucky, and the staple activities of the season are in full swing. From corn mazes to hot cocoa, hayrides to haunted houses, there’s an autumn festivity for everyone to enjoy. A great addition to this year’s local fall fun is the Danville Community Arts ... Read more

  • Tips for dorm room workouts

    BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    Staying fit is one of the key ways to live happily and healthily, especially on campus. Yet we all struggle with finding a sufficient amount of time to devote to fitness.

    If you’re anything like me, you’ll tell yourself in the middle of the day that tonight is the night you ... Read more

  • Get Centred: A haven of peace

    BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – STAFF WRITER

    Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with your workload that you just wanted to get some peace? When you are in the middle of the worst semester in your life you may not think you can get relief from everything bogging you down, while the solution to that never-ending stress ... Read more

  • Fall for Fall: Things to do this autumn

    BY SHRUTI RAM – STAFF WRITER

    The leaves have begun to pepper the ground around campus and the weather is cooling down, and that can only mean one thing: fall, the season of Halloween, sweater weather, and pumpkin spiced lattes is here.

    “Fall is my favorite season by far,” sophomore Zoe Doubles said.

    “I love the colors of ... Read more

  • Drama students react to ‘Assassins’

    BY LAURA HUMBLE – ARTS & LEISURE EDITOR

    Earlier this year, DramaCentre announced they will produce Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins as the spring term musical.

    Assassins depicts the group of men and women who have either successfully assassinated or unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate former presidents of the United States. The show opened off Broadway in 1990, and, after ... Read more

  • DramaCentre brings alum adaptation of “Moby Dick” to the stage

    BY CHANDLER GARLAND – STAFF WRITER

    For this fall’s family weekend play, the DramaCentre selected an adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick written and directed by Centre alumnus Ian Frank. Frank graduated from Centre College in 2004 with a degree in Dramatic Arts and then went on to receive an M.F.A. in Directing from the Theatre ... Read more

  • New creative writing professor Azita Osanloo joins English department

    BY DANA REYNOLDS – STAFF WRITER

    With the addition of a new professor this academic term, Centre’s creative writing department is hoping to continue with the program’s expansion. The creative writing department currently offers a wide-variety of courses, from crafting non-fiction to poetry, that have become increasingly popular through the years.

    According to English professor Daniel Manheim, ... Read more

  • Blast from the Past: Norton Center brings nostalgic performances to Centre

    BY SHRUTI SHANKAR RAM – STAFF WRITER

    Performances at the Norton Center for the Arts are always a delight for students to watch, and those lined up for the 2015-2016 year will not disappoint. This year’s series promises to be one of the most diverse arrays of performances yet, with acts ranging from dance troupes to ... Read more

  • Danville Community Arts Center Showcases the Art of Video Games

    BY THOMAS SACCENTE — STAFF WRITER

    For decades, video games revolutionized popular culture and became ingrained in the public consciousness. From the early hits of the 1970’s such as Pong and Space Invaders to the multi-million selling powerhouse game franchises of today like Mario and Grand Theft Auto, video games offer people of all ages a ... Read more

  • Ecotourism: a new opportunity to see the world

    BY MORGAN KING — STAFF WRITER

    As the semester winds down, the plans surrounding your summer vacation might be replacing your research paper in the forefront of your mind. If you are still formulating ideas for fun this summer, then ecotourism might just be the thing for you.

    Ecotourism is defined by The International Ecotourism Society to ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

    BY JOHN WYATT — SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

    Throughout the history of music, there are moments where artists tap into some force or state of mind that produces something truly special; something that fundamentally alters and shifts the culture and latches onto people on multiple levels. Kendrick Lamar’s third album (second major label release) To Pimp A Butterfly ... Read more

  • Students return outside in lieu of warmer weather

    BY MICHELLE KIM–CENTO WRITER

    Now that the snow has melted and it is no longer crucial to put on seven layers of clothing just to get to class, students are rediscovering old hobbies that went into hibernation during the cold winter. They are replacing their sleds with hammocks and their Bean boots with Chacos. Spring is well ... Read more

  • Iconic ZZ Top ready to rock and roll at Centre

    BY MORGAN KING–STAFF WRITER

    On Fri., March 21, the Norton Center for the Arts will be hosting a sold-out show for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends ZZ Top.

    The show, originally scheduled for Homecoming Weekend, was postponed after co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill sustained an injury falling from the tour bus. The rock group, however, did ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Drake surprises fans with new mixtape

    BY JOHN WYATT — SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

    Besides maybe Kanye West, there are very few rappers that are as polarizing as Drake. Depending on who you talk to, chances are you’ll either get a joke about him crying over a girl and/or Degrassi, or they’ll argue to the death that he is the greatest in the ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Big Sean’s newest LP Dark Sky Paradise marks improvement

    BY JOHN WYATT–SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

    My relationship with Big Sean’s music is turbulent at best. More often than not, he puts out mediocre songs filled with mediocre verses and rhymes. Most hip-hop fans seem to share some amount of disdain for him, but somehow he still manages to find his way through the mainstream, getting baffling cosigns ... Read more

  • Spring edition of Vantage Point to continue legacy of Writing

    BY THOMAS SACCENTE–STAFF WRITER

    Since its inception in 1969, the student literary magazine Vantage Point played a critical role in the Centre College community. Vantage Point provides student writers with the opportunity to display their work, be they casual writers or students who seek to make a career out of it. Being able to see their ... Read more

  • Language applications offer new possibilities to Centre students

    BY MORGAN KING — STAFF WRITER

    Is there a tried and true way to learn a language? Countless times you have heard friends who lived with host families while in Merida, Mexico, or Strasbourg, France, talk about their “awesome immersion experience” in a language and wondered if you too could learn that quickly — and you ... Read more

  • Centre students commit to service amidst busy schedules

    BY THOMAS SACCENTE — STAFF WRITER

    Over 85 percent of Centre students volunteer for community service on a regular basis, all of whom are taking time from their busy schedules to help the public in ways both big and small, leaving a truly lasting impression on the community in the process.

    However, what sets Centre apart from ... Read more

  • Tales of a Novice Crafter: The art of painting wine bottles

    By Nicole Pottinger – Staff Writer

    I consider myself a novice when it comes to most forms of art; including, but not limited to, musical instruments, dance, and any sort of painting or coloring that does not have little numbers inside shapes to tell me the ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Joey Bada$$’s B4.DA.$$

    BY JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

    For a genre that is becoming increasingly progressive and experimental, there is a strong desire among large contingencies of hip-hop fans to return to “real” hip-hop or, more specifically, 90’s East Coast rap.

    Read more

  • Films of 2014 to be honored at Academy Awards

    By Morgan King- Staff Writer

    From historical features like Selma to creative masterpieces like Boyhood, the film industry is offering great pieces just in time for ... Read more

  • Norton Center hosts Japanese Winter Plum Festival

    By Adam Falluji—Staff Writer

    This week 30 delegates from the Yamaguchi Prefectural University, Centre’s partner university for study abroad destination in Japan, will come to Danville, KY, to participate in the Japanese Winter Plum Festival at the Norton Center for the Arts.

    Read more

  • Harper Lee to release rediscovered manuscript

    By Thomas Saccente – Staff Writer

    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is considered by many to be the seminal American novel. Written in 1960, the novel juxtaposes growing up in a small southern town during ... Read more

  • Theatre Collaboration Produces In the Event of My Death

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    This spring, DramaCentre will be producing one of the most unique theatre pieces it has ever realized. The play, In the Event of My Death, brings together Centre’s Dramatic Arts department with playwright Lindsay Joy, a New Jersey native, in a personal and intense collaboration.

    The show follows a group of ... Read more

  • Five of the Best Rap Albums Which Transformed 2014

    By JOHN WYATT – SPORTS SECTION EDITOR

    Another year, another 365 days of good music. Here are five rap projects that came out in 2014 that you should definitely give a listen to.

    5. Schoolboy Q—Read more

  • Classic Hobbies back in Style: Students Hooked on Knitting and Crocheting

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Knitting crochet, sewing, and needlepoint are growing pastimes amongst the Centre student body.

    “Right now I’ve got, like, eight projects going… I’m working on two blankets, two scarves, I just finished a pair of socks and I’m about to start a sweater on Friday,” senior and expert knitter Olivia Kernekin said.

    Kernekin, ... Read more

  • Womack Brings Grammy-Nominated Performance to Weisiger Theatre

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    Lee Ann Womack has performed at the concert for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, at Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising Memorial concert, for multiple Presidents, and sung award-winning duets with Willie Nelson and George Strait. To add to her repertoire, she has now performed live at Weisiger Theatre in ... Read more

  • Jacobs Museum showcases Deaf History in Danville

    By THOMAS SACCENTESTAFF WRITER

    The Deaf culture in America is an undeniably distinct community that has made astonishing contributions to American culture as a whole. Nowhere are these historic accomplishments more apparent than in Danville’s very own Jacobs Hall Museum.

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  • KY Music Ensemble explores bluegrass genre

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    What music ensemble on campus performed before Huey Lewis and the News, and on the Vice Presidential Debate Festival stage? It is a group dedicated to the sounds of the bluegrass on the festival stage: Centre’s Kentucky Music Ensemble, comprised of ... Read more

  • Marvel and DC publicize future setlists

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    Warner Bros. Studios recently announced the release of ten new films from the DC comic book universe by 2020. These films will feature a range of superheroes from the ubiquitous Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, to the lesser known Shazam and ... Read more

  • Centre participates in collaborative theater project

    By KINSEY HISLECOPY CHIEF

    Centre’s Dramatic Arts department has been chosen as one of three programs in the country to participate in The Farm Theater’s first-ever College Collaboration Project.

    The Farm Theater, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., first ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Young & Sick’s new album

    By CHAD CARTER – STAFF WRITER

    Welcome to November: gloomy, cold, and gray. But what better way to combat the listlessness of this month than by listening to a recent album by an up-and-coming artist?

    This past April, Young ... Read more

  • Vestiary offers a new style to Danville

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Are you tired of the same shopping options in the Danville area? Would you like a greater variety when shopping for clothes without having to drive to Lexington? Check out Vestiary, the newest boutique in downtown Danville.

    Read more

  • Fall issue of Vantage Point soon to be released

    By MORGAN KING –  STAFF WRITER

    On Sun., Oct. 26, Centre College’s student-produced literary magazine Vantage Point had its last call for submissions for the fall issue.

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  • Downtown Danville opens its doors to artists

    By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    Danville is home to a thriving community of artists and craftspeople. These are people who make it their lives’ goals to strive for a creative method to express in a way that is unique to their particular skill set and ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: FlyLo’s dialogue with death

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    Since music began, death is a theme with which every genre attempts to explore in order to gain a deeper understanding of its mysteries.

    Death is one of ... Read more

  • DramaCentre’s Boeing Boeing set to open on Nov. 12

    By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

    The cast and crew of DramaCentre’s upcoming production of Boeing Boeing is hard at work preparing for opening night.

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  • Danville Brought into Comics Multiverse

    By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    Comic books have reclaimed prominence as a staple of American culture. While comics were initially marketed toward children, they have proven themselves over the past few decades to be a medium for well crafted, critically acclaimed stories the likes of which have revolutionized storytelling in a way that has left an ... Read more

  • New Source of Sweets Arrives on N Third Street

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    It is an American classic, a Southern favorite, and everyone has an opinion on their favorite flavor. It’s pie—one of the best pastries around—and it has found a home in Danville.

    Located just a short way from the Centre bookstore, sits Pies for You. From the street, the bright orange canopy makes ... Read more

  • Horror Story Returns

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    On Wed., Oct. 8, the Centre College community sat down by their TVs to watch one of the most talked about shows of the fall: American Horror Story, which has returned for its wildly anticipated fourth season.

    American Horror Story is a cultural phenomenon that has swept across the television docket. Part ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: The Dangers of the One-Hit Wonder

    By JOHN WYATT – NEWS SECTION EDITOR

    “Pop the molly, I’m sweating” has become a fun, loveable quotes among our generation that everyone seems to use. The phrase itself comes from southern rapper Trinidad James’s hit “All Gold Everything.”

    For five to six months after its release in the summer of 2012, the song could be heard nearly ... Read more

  • Alumna Succeeds at Actors Theatre of Louisville

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    If you are uncertain of what you want to do after graduation, take a look at the life of Robyn Carroll (Centre class of 2014).

    Carroll, a former English major, is a Dramaturgy/Literary Management intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville, one of the most prominent regional theatres in the area. She ... Read more

  • What to Wear: Advice from fall Fashionistas

    By MASON McCLAY – STAFF WRITER

    In light of the developing fashion trends of fall 2014, I sought to gather the views of selected fashionistas of each year here at Centre.

    While some offer indispensable advice and interesting suggestions, others have nothing but honest criticism. Folks, take these perspectives with a chic grain of salt—and promise to try ... Read more

  • Creative Writing Professor serves as Writer-in-Residence at Bernheim Forest

    By JUSTIN ALLARD – ARTS & LEISURE SECTION EDITOR

    During the summer of 2014, Christian Moody, a Creative Writing professor at Centre College, and a fellow professor at Lesley College, Margaret Kimball received a prestigious Writers-in-Residence in Kentucky’s most pristine national forest, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

    A collaboration between Bernheim Forest and Sarabande Books, a publishing company ... Read more

  • Smash Mouth rocks Newlin Hall Stage

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    This past weekend, the Newlin stage hosted the illustrious all-star singing group, Smash Mouth. Their concert was a spirited, sometimes rowdy, experience and the group enenergized The Norton Center for the Arts for the night.

    Smash Mouth’s history speaks volumes for itself. The original quartet began in San Jose, Calif., 20 years ... Read more

  • Centre Jazz revamps for another semester of Swing

    By BECKY FULTON – CENTO WRITER

    Deep in the bowels of Grant Hall 113 practices a small but mighty group of musicians. The Centre Jazz Ensemble rehearses on Wednesday afternoons. Due to such a large number of musicians having graduated, the group only has seven members this semester.

    “It’s a rebuilding year,” Director of Centre Jazz and saxophone ... Read more

  • Take Two: Front and Centre Staging for a Big Return

    By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER

    The sheer diversity of the Centre student body allows its clubs and organizations to vary wildly in nature and purpose, opening the door for countless possibilities for students to learn and grow in a healthy environment.

    However, out of all of these organizations, the sketch comedy group Front and Centre proves to ... Read more

  • Storytelling invigorated in Señora Tortuga

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Sometimes we all need a little reminder of the power of imagination and storytelling. That is exactly what DramaCentre’s production of Roxanne Schroeder-Arce’s Señora Tortuga provided.

    Señora Tortuga follows the story of an impoverished family who lives in the United States on the Mexican border struggling to survive life’s day-to-day realities while ... Read more

  • Centre Alumna Kayla Higbee Returns to Costume Shop

    By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – MANAGING EDITOR

    Centre alumna Kayla Higbee ‘14 is back on campus as DramaCentre’s new Costume Shop Manager.

    While Higbee found costuming by accident, she has always been interested in sewing. As a child, her mother made all of her Halloween costumes by hand and showed her daughter how to stitch them.

    “I was placed in ... Read more

  • Working through the Stress: Exercising for Leisure

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER
    Without a doubt, Centre students are hard workers. At any given time of day, there is at least one person working away at a lab report in Young or a research paper in Crouse. Chances are that student only works his or her mind on a regular basis, but not ... Read more

  • Eclectic Muddy Creek offers Paint Your Own Pottery

    By THOMAS SACCENTE – STAFF WRITER
    Despite its small size, Danville is home to a wide variety of stores for its residents to patronize.

    Though some take the form of fast food restaurants, one only has to take a walk down West Main Street and the surrounding blocks in order to see the economic diversity that the ... Read more

  • Students Revive Photography Club on Campus

    By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

    Last semester, former Centre student Karoline Kuang revived a club not seen on campus for some years: the Photography Club. The club is now under new management and has continued to grow since. It is steadily gearing up for the new semseter.

    These students feel strongly about capturing the art in the ... Read more

  • Bi-lingual Camp in Mexico explores Language through Art

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    During the summer, some people wait tables or work retail. Some people stay on Centre’s campus to do research. Senior Eric Theodore went to Mérida, Mexico.

    Theodore went to Mérida in order to teach students the power of creativity through art at an internship with Habla, a bilingual, language-education center based in ... Read more

  • Impressive Shows Create Norton Center Schedule

    By MORGAN KING – STAFF WRITER

    The variety of talents being showcased at the Norton Center for the Arts this year is sure to entertain and impress their audiences. From big Broadway hits to classic rock bands and a selection of cultural masterpieces, the 2014-2015 season will be something spectacular.

    The Norton Center plans each season by ... Read more

  • BYOBlanket music festival unites campus musicians

    By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

    On Fri., May 2, Centre Encore will be hosting the BYOBlanket music festival outside of the Campus Center.

    Centre Encore is Centre’s very own music society, which was recently revived by sophomore Sue Choi.

    “This past August was Centre Encore’s first birthday,” Choi said. “We have been officially running for over a year ... Read more

  • Senior Week Committee prepares for “The Final Run”

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Senior Week: the promise of relaxation and fun, the reliving of old memories and the creation of new ones. For many students, it’s the only thing keeping them going as the semester draws to a close.

    “It’s a good time for our seniors to reflect on the memories they’ve made for the ... Read more

  • Grammy-Winner Bobby McFerrin at the Norton Center

    By ADAM FALLUJI – STAFF WRITER

    On April 17, for the final performance of the Norton Center’s season, Bobby McFerrin offered a performance like no other. McFerrin, a world-famous vocalist and musician, gave a show that dazzled his audience and exceeded their expectations.

    “I went because my friends were going, and it wasn’t what I expected,” first-year Ryland ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Professors’ Music Recommendations

    Sometimes, it seems like professors and students are speaking different languages, but what about the “universal language” of music? In this edition of In the Rotation, Derek Beaven and John Wyatt talk to some of their favorite Centre professors to find out what they’re listening to these days.

    Lisa Williams

    Favorite artists: Cat Power, Heartless Bastards, Fiona ... Read more

  • Stunning Macbeth brought to Centre’s stage

    By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    DramaCentre’s production of Macbeth opened on April 23 to a sold-out audience. The show, which has been in rehearsals since February, was directed by Professor of Dramatic Arts Tony Haigh and starred senior Dramatic Arts major Andrew Stairs as the title character.

    Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, tells the story of a Scottish thane ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Summer Jams of 2014 Playlist

    By DEREK BEAVEN & JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER & NEWS EDITOR

    With summer right around the corner, it’s time for BBQ’s, pool parties, and general mayhem/working part-time jobs. Regardless of where you’ll be or what you’ll be doing, In the Rotation’s got you covered in terms of a summer playlist.

    Derek Beaven: “Every Morning” by Sugar Ray: ... Read more

  • Off to the Races: Tony Award Nominee Predictions

    By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – SECTION EDITOR

    This year’s race to the Tony Awards may be the most intense in recent memory, with Broadway veterans facing off against newcomers in nearly every category. Though the nominations won’t be revealed until April 29 (by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu, no less), I’ve selected the most likely nominees for the ... Read more

  • Healthy Snacks for Stressed College Students

    By SARAH CORNETT – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    Take one part stress, one part heavy work load, and two parts sleep deprivation and you have a recipe for a college diet disaster.

    While you may think those French fries from the Grill will help you make it through Finals week, junk food has been proven to decrease your brain’s ability to ... Read more

  • Campus Musicians Perform in Musicians Showcase

    By HAYLEY HOFFMAN – SECTION EDITOR

    Student musicians performed at the Musicians Showcase on Sat., April 12, in Newlin Hall. The biannual event features student performers who take private music lessons or are members of campus ensembles. Many perform stand-alone pieces by well-known composers; others premiere original songs.

    At the Showcase, first-year Natalie Trammell executed an especially moving ... Read more

  • Something wicked this way comes

    By LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Something wicked this way comes as DramaCentre works diligently to prepare for their upcoming performance of Macbeth. The opening night looms ever closer as the cast and crew begin pulling all the pieces together to make Shakespeare’s classic come alive on the stage.

    At the moment, the performance is still rough-hewn. Actors ... Read more

  • In the Rotation: Most Underrated Albums of 2013

    By DEREK BEAVEN & JOHN WYATT – STAFF WRITER & NEWS EDITOR

    As college students, a large portion of our music comes from either what’s playing in the frat houses or what Pandora plays while we try to study.

    It can be hard to find the time to scour the Internet for all the good music ... Read more

  • Extreme Makeover: Dorm Room Edition

    By: LAURA HUMBLE – STAFF WRITER

    Making your dorm room at college feel like a homey, comfortable space isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Cinderblock walls, fluorescent lighting, and questionable neighbors are just a few of the aspects of dorm living that can make it less than enjoyable. But if you can’t get rid of these things, what ... Read more

  • Crystalizing Moments with D.H. McNabb

    By AUDREY JENKINS – STAFF WRITER

    When he first stepped onto Centre’s campus in the fall of 1998, Florida native D.H. McNabb ’02 wanted to be a veterinarian or a naturalist.

    “I didn’t come to Centre with the intent of majoring in glass. I don’t think a lot of things make sense until after you’ve done them,” he ... Read more

  • Alvin Ailey Dance Company at the Norton Center

    By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

    One of the Norton Center’s most highly anticipated performances of the year was the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958 in New York, the dance group is known internationally as the U.S.’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”

    After growing up in Texas during a time of ... Read more

  • Rethink Recycling at the Community Arts Center

    By: Adam Falluji Staff Writer

    It’s often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. With its new exhibit, Rethink Recycling, Danville’s Community Arts Center seeks to show that nothing is truly trash and that objects considered entirely useless can be reinvented into something unexpected with the right vision.

    We live in a beautiful world, ... Read more

  • Centre Alumna designs Set for spring production of Macbeth

    By: Laura Humble Staff Writer

    Centre’s campus is abuzz with anticipation for the spring showing of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Drama Department is pulling out all the stops this spring by bringing in Centre alumna Krit Robinson ’09 to design the set. Robinson currently lives and works in New York and has been communicating with the ... Read more

  • Music Lessons provide new opportunities to students

    By: Audrey Jenkins Staff Writer

    For many Centre students, listening to music is a daily activity, seemingly as necessary as breathing or eating. And for a dedicated faction of Centre students, listening to music is simply not enough — they have also chosen to devote a portion of their daily lives to making the music.

    Senior ... Read more

  • 24-Hour Play Festival starts new campus tradition

    By: Mary BurgerStaff Writer

    Many Centre students have experienced the infamous all-nighter, complete with books, papers, and the highly necessary snacks and caffeine. Centre Players recently experienced a new kind of all-nighter – one that doesn’t end at class time. From Fri., Feb. 28, to Sat., March 1, students participated in the ... Read more

  • In the rotation: Review of ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron

    By: Derek Beaven (Staff Writer) and John Wyatt (News Editor)
    It’s difficult to say that ScHoolboy Q and his bucket hat have been in Kendrick Lamar’s shadow, but it’s even more difficult to say that TDE became a household name for reasons other than Good Kid M.A.A.D City. ScHoolboy Q debuted in 2011 with Setbacks, ... Read more

  • Snapshots Abroad: A CentreTerm study abroad photo journal

    By Sarah Cornett –  Editor-In-Chief

    It is no surprise that with 85 percent of all students studying abroad at least once, Centre’s study abroad programs are growing.
    This past CentreTerm semester though, it seemed like the trips grew even more in number and in exotic location.
    In fact, this year the trips appeared to reach all ... Read more

  • Vagina Monologues takes campus by storm

    By Alec HudsonStaff Writer

    Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues has been a major cultural achievement for the feminist movement since its premiere in 1996.
    On Feb. 18 and 19, a group of Centre College students, with funding provided by CentrePlayers, put on two performances of the work to raise awareness about sexual violence toward ... Read more

  • Centre senior interns at Paramount Theatre

    By Laura HumbleStaff Writer

    Senior Martha Grace Burkey is on the fast track to success in the world of theatre. During CentreTerm, she participated in an internship at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, diving headfirst into post-college life in the theatre community.
    “I was the Arts Outreach and Education Intern, I assisted ... Read more

  • Centre Singers

    By Laura HumbleStaff Writer

    This past CentreTerm, the Centre Singers took a trip to Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain, to tour the city and showcase their talent.
    “I chose based on my desire to see the works of Velasquez, Goya, and Picasso in person,” H.W. Stodghill, Jr. and Adele H. Stodghill Professor of Music ... Read more

  • Centre Bands Battle for the Top Spot

    By ADAM FALLUJISTAFF WRITER

    Centre Encore and the Student Activities Council’s Battle of the Bands gave musically-inclined students across campus a chance to perform in front of their peers.

    For those who haven’t been to CC After Dark before, there’s always food to eat, things to do, and plenty of Centre students in attendance looking ... Read more

  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    By TORIE DIMARTILESTAFF WRITER

    With the first snowfall dusting the campus white this November, it’s easy to see that the holiday season is just around the corner. As students work hard on campus finalizing projects and preparing for big tests, Centre and the surrounding Danville community are getting ready to jingle all the way ... Read more

  • Our Country’s Good Leaves Audiences in Awe

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    DramaCentre’s production of Our Country’s Good, directed by Patrick Kagan-Moore, was an interesting mix of witty comedy and poignant insights on humanity. The play follows the struggles of a group of eighteenth-century British convicts transported to the colony of Australia and their attempt to put on a play. They are ... Read more

  • Musicians’ Showcase Fall 2013

    By MASON MCCLAYCENTO WRITER

    This year’s Musicians’ Showcase assembled a unique compilation of an unexpected variety, which left the audience wildly impressed. “How captivating it is to experience these beautiful sounds being made by your classmates- a talent you were entirely unaware that many of them have…” first-year Billy Forbess said.

    “At a certain point, ... Read more

  • Study Abroad Q&A: Reading, England

    By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

    Centre is famous for its various study abroad programs. Many of the programs, like those in Strasbourg and Merida, are taught by Centre professors who travel abroad alongside the students.

    Centre’s program in Reading is different from other study abroad options because students select their own courses and take them from ... Read more

  • China Time with Lu Han

    By LU HANCENTO WRITER

    It is almost inevitable –that one will encounter some difficulties when learning a second language. Sometimes, one can even make a fool of oneself.

    I was not an exception. But a bumpy journey will eventually pay off, as long as one does give up. The following are anecdotes describing a few ... Read more

  • A Conversation with Andrew Stairs

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    Senior Andrew Stairs didn’t choose theater; theater chose him.

    “I reached a point where I thought, ‘high school me couldn’t have known… this is what I want to be a part of,’” Stairs said.

    His journey began in kindergarten as narrator of a Nativity play, but he did not seriously begin ... Read more

  • The Great American Dollhouse Museum

    By THOMAS SACCENTECENTO WRITER

    The Great American Dollhouse Museum stands as one of the most unique attractions that Danville has to offer. There is literally no other place like it in the entire world. It was established by Lori Kagan-Moore in 2006 as a way to express her love for immaculately designed dollhouses and ... Read more

  • Dump Truck on the Run plays at V the Market

    By DEREK BEAVENNEWS EDITOR

    On Sat. Oct. 26, a band largely made up of Centre faculty and staff took the stage at Wayne and Jane’s Wine and Whiskey Bar at V the Market here in Danville. Dressed in various costumes and, in the case of guitarist and Stodghill Professor of Biology Mike Barton, “the ... Read more

  • A Ghoulish CC After Dark Event

    By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

    On Sat. Oct. 26, Centre’s ghouls and ghosts headed over to the Campus Center for a spooky, Halloween-themed CC After Dark program.

    Upon entering the Campus Center, students were greeted by creepy Halloween decorations. Members of the SGA Programming Committee sat at tables outside of Cowan Dining Hall at the “Paint ... Read more

  • Study Abroad Q&A: Shanghai, China

    By MARY BURGERSTAFF WRITER

    Learning about a culture by experiencing it firsthand is one of the greatest advantages of Centre’s study abroad programs. Centre students are truly blessed to have so many opportunities to leave Danville and experience the larger world in an academic setting.

    One of the many study abroad programs that Centre offers ... Read more

  • China Time with Lu Han

    By LU HANCENTO WRITER

    In China, almost all English students receive an English name. In order to make the educational experience more authentic, students either give themselves an English name or are given one by their English teacher.

    Since a student’s English name is nothing formal enough to be put on his/her state issued ID, ... Read more

  • Study Abroad Q&A: Merida, Mexico

    By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

    Centre is currently one of the top institutions in the nation for studying abroad, and it is easy to see why.

    Most students study abroad at least once during their time here through one of Centre’s numerous programs in cities including London, Glasgow, and Strasbourg.

    In this issue, The Cento talked to ... Read more

  • Explore Danville’s Community Arts Center

    By ADAM FALLUJI CENTO WRITER

    Attending a liberal arts school means expanding your creative horizons and learning to impact the world in ways you had not yet imagined. At Centre, students have the convenience of living just up the street from the Community Arts Center, a place where one can practice doing exactly that.

    This federal ... Read more

  • Centre Encore Hits the Right Note

    By LAURA HUMBLE STAFF WRITER
    Centre’s campus offers a variety of organizations that students can get involved in.

    For artists, there is the Art Society. For students interested in politics, Centre Democrats and Centre Republicans are available. And for musicians, there is Centre Encore. “Centre Encore is a music society for music enthusiasts,” sophomore and ... Read more

  • Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium: a dog-gone good time

    By AUDREY JENKNSSTAFF WRITER
    You may have had hotdogs before, but have you ever had a hotdog from Captain Franks Hotdog Emporium? If your answer is no, then it may be time to broaden your hotdog horizons. Captain Franks is a local treat you will not want to miss.

    Located in downtown Danville on ... Read more

  • CC After Dark: Crafting, Minions, and Future Fun

    By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER
    On Friday, Sept. 27, Centre’s late-night program CC After Dark took over the Campus Center for a night filled with arts and crafts.

    The main event for the night was “Paint Your Own Pottery,” held inside Cowan.

    Students sat at tables with mugs and plates to decorate with their own designs. ... Read more

  • Art and Inspiration with Sandy Zhang

    By LAURA HUMBLE STAFF WRITER

    Sandy Zhang’s pursuit of art was clear to her from the beginning. “I came to Centre knowing I’d be an art major,” Zhang said. Despite not having much formal training with art, Zhang first realized she had a talent when she was accepted into the Kentucky Governor’s School for the ... Read more

  • First-Year Book Author Temple Grandin

    By HAYLEY HOFFMANSTAFF WRITER

    On Thurs., Sept. 12, students and faculty gathered to listen to the first-year book author Temple Grandin speak about her autobiography Thinking in Pictures.

    Grandin is an autism activist and serves as a consultant to the livestock industry about animal behavior in slaughterhouses.

    She is a professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado ... Read more

  • Local, Natural, Pure at The Bluebird

    By LAURA ZOLMANARTS & LEISURE EDITOR

    Warm wooden tables and locally upholstered booths welcome diners to The Bluebird in Stanford, KY—about a 20-minute drive from Centre’s campus. Executive Chef Bill Hawkins can be seen behind the sleek counter space, crafting food that is clean from preservatives, naturally grown/raised by local farmers, and made to ... Read more

  • Study Abroad Q&A: Strasbourg

    By LAURA HUMBLESTAFF WRITER

    Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding and unique experiences a Centre student can have. From Strasbourg to Shanghai to Glasgow to the Yucatan, Centre students can experience a myriad of cultures conveniently, immersing themselves in an environment they have never experienced before.

    The Cento recently caught up with junior ... Read more

  • Moments in Motion hits the right beat

    By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

    If you like to dance, you will love Moments in Motion. If you like to hang out with cool people, expand your cultural knowledge, and build your self-confidence on top of learning some wicked sweet dance moves, then you will love Moments in Motion even more.

    “Moments in Motion is different,” ... Read more

  • Find your balance with The MeditationCentre

    By MASON MCClAYCENTO WRITER

    MeditationCentre began introducing students and faculty to the practice of mindfulness in the spring of 2013.

    The groups gathers every Wednesday from 8:00 – 8:45 p.m. in the second floor of the Combs Warehouse and is open to all peoples from any religious or philosophical backgrounds.

    The club appears to have already ... Read more

  • Plan Events with the Student Activities Council

    By AUDREY JENKINSSTAFF WRITER

    If you have never heard of them, been to an event they’ve put on, or at least seen the Student Activities Council (SAC) logo on a flyer at Centre by now, there is a high probability you’ve been living under a rock.

    “The function of SAC is to plan over 50 ... Read more

  • China time with Lu Han

    By LU HANCENTO WRITER

    Mooncake is a traditional bakery pastry that Chinese families always have during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also called the Moon Festival. It was held on Aug. 15 according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which was Sept. 19 this year. It takes place during the full moon period. In old ... Read more

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