Arts & Culture







– Pete and Florence Mardo, Sparks Circus, 1923. Photo by Frederick W. Glasier. Courtesy of The Ringling.

“Visions of the Circus”

After years of planning, hard work, and countless back and forth emails, McDaniel College’s very own Communication professor, Dr. Robert Lemieux, has put together a fantastic exhibit titled “Visions of…




Students, faculty, and staff gathered for the unveiling of Contrast on April 27. Photo by Shane Braden.

Contrast Unveils 2017 Magazine

Spring is here, and the newest issue of Contrast, McDaniel’s literary magazine is, too! This year’s edition of Contrast was unveiled on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in…



A Monster Calls includes illustrations by Jim Kay. Image courtesy of The Verge.

Book Review: A Monster Calls

“Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak.” Thirteen-year-old Conor O’Malley gets visited by a monster, but it is…







Allies President Amanda Berger while the "Stomp Out Homophobia" event. Photo by Kyle Parks.

A Week of Allies

The first week of April signifies the beginning of the spring for many students. However, for the McDaniel community, this week also signifies one other event: the celebration of sexual…


Sam Killerman entertained an audience while bringing up a story about gender and sexuality. Photo by Kyle Parks.

Pronouncing Metrosexuality

Early into his college career, Sam Killermann realized that others perceived him in an unexpected way: he was constantly assumed to be gay. In reality, however, Killermann eventually came to…