Songs of love at every stage

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. Despite the ice on the ground and the commercial exploitation of the holiday, this tradition taps into the sappy romantic in all of us. It would be remiss, then, for this reviewer to discuss anything but love songs. Love is a volatile thing though, and a… Read more »

Unity Week features a variety of events

Story by Anaiyeh Smith/Social Media Coordinator Video by Erin Wides/Features Editor The Office of Student Activities and The Spotlight is hosting its annual Unity Week from Feb. 18-21. Unity Week is designed to create awareness of social justice topics and unite the campus as well as celebrate the diversity in our UCM community through a week… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’ comes to UCM

A tale of Midwestern family drama, the award-winning play “August: Osage County” is coming to the James L. Highlander Theatre Wednesday through Feb. 24. The play marks the directorial debut of theater and dance instructor Aaron Scully, according to a news release. “It is one of my favorite plays,” Scully said in the news release…. Read more »

UCM Concert Choir to perform in China during summer

A 21 ½-hour flight. That’s how long it will take for some of UCM’s Concert Choir members to make it to Xi’an (she-an), a city in central China, this summer. An invitation to perform at the 2019 Xi’an International Choral Festival, July 16-26, came to UCM’s music department after Thanksgiving. “One of their senior officials… Read more »

Jennies unfazed by streak-snapping loss

The final stretch of the college basketball season has begun with six games remaining on the schedule for the No. 24 Jennies (16-5, 9-4 MIAA) as the team attempts to move past a 65-62 loss to Emporia State Saturday that snapped a six-game winning streak. The Jennies led the Hornets for the majority of the… Read more »

‘Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,’ more from a great franchise

The “Lego Movie” series, or cinematic universe, as it has its own spinoffs, has done the impossible. It’s a film franchise based around Legos, basically full-feature commercials, that is entertaining and compelling. “The Lego Movie” was fantastic. “The Lego Batman Movie” was a clever parody/homage to superhero films. With the exception of maybe “The Lego… Read more »