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Posts published by “Lisa Stemmons”

‘The Mountaintop’ comes to the Hilltop

My expectations for Bradley’s latest theatre production, “The Mountaintop,” were far surpassed. Upon hearing that only two people were involved in the duration of the play, I anticipated a long, drawn out and mediocre account of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last day. However, the performance…

‘SNL 40’: Sincere, Nonstop Laughter for 40 years

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” The opening credits for “Saturday Night Live” are enough to get me buzzing with excitement and hyped for the pop culture phenomenon. Everybody enjoys a good laugh, but no one takes the time to consider where comedy would…

The Fictional Friend Zone

Urban Dictionary refers to the friend zone as “a state of being where a male inadvertently becomes a “platonic friend” of an attractive female who he was trying to initiate a romantic relationship.” However, I prefer the very last definition on the popular website stating,…

Dear Sweetheart

I never really had luck, couldn’t ever figure out how to love.1 And then I met you. I remember you told me to be a part of the love club where everything will glow for you.2 The DJ had us fallin’ in love,3 as you…

Stop Dropping the L-word

Love is an obscure word. It can be full of so much emotion or be tossed around without much of a connotation at all. Loving a TV show elicits a very different kind of feeling than loving your parents. So, why are we using the…

Cherishing college with the clan

Home is where the heart is. “Ohana” means family; family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. Blood is thicker than water. There are several cliché ways to express the importance of a strong family unit. That being said, it only makes sense that…

From Waste to Water

Bill Gates can do no wrong. Although he has not yet configured a way to turn water into wine, he has discovered how to take feces and transform it into a refreshing glass of water. I remember when my junior high was taking donations for…

‘Sex-pert’ discusses birds and bees

From Fifty Shades fantasies to college sex-capades, the only safe topic in Marty Theatre Wednesday night was safe sex. “Sex Rules,” a presentation by self-proclaimed sex expert Maria Falzone, tackled challenging topics with entertainment and education. Falzone started the night by clarifying she was not…

Shock Yourself Out of Horrible Habits

For once, technology won’t make us lazier, but rather jolt us into action. If you have taken a psychology course, you may be familiar with Pavlov’s salivating dogs and the concept of classical conditioning. Technicians have integrated this psychological study into helping people break pesky…

Procrastinationstation: The Best Ways to Spend Your Time

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is cramming to the max in order to finish last minute projects and essays. Hell, I wrote this article three hours before it was due. No one can avoid the depths of procrastination and no one says it…

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