Personal Discovery

Admired for his laid back, non-lecture style, Sandy Kaye, with student Ian Ward, is a popular English professor among undergrads. // PHOTO BY ANDREW BLOM

BY VANESSA KELLY // MAY 15, 2012 //  Professor Sanford Kaye, better known as Sandy, is a tall man with wispy white hair. On campus, he’s always dressed in a suit and is almost always sporting a smile. Kaye is something of an institution at Curry, where he has taught English and various writing courses […]

Perfect Pitch

Whether it be through singing or helping others, Lauren Holmes says all she really wants to do is make people happy. Right, with Curry Professor Doug Koch.

BY SEBASTIAN HUMBERT // MAY 15, 2012 //  Lauren Holmes was a little late for an appointment. She had just finished auditioning for the chance to sing the national anthem at this year’s graduation. It’s something she did at her high school graduation and Holmes wanted one last chance to be heard at Curry. A […]

Lending a Hand

From organizing Alternative Spring Break to other service projects Caressa Kislus's work and passions come together to help others. // PHOTO COURTESY

BY ANDREW BLOM // MAY 15, 2012 //    On the front door of Caressa Kislus’s office, located on the second floor of the Student Center, is a poster that carries a quote from Mohandas Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It’s a message aimed at those who enter her […]

In Pursuit of Justice

Although finance is something of a family business, Jeremy Kittredge wants to pursue a career in law. // PHOTO COURTESY

BY COURTNEY DIBIASIO // MAY 15, 2012 //  Jeremy Kittredge’s father, Dave, works in finance and even owns his own company in Pennsylvania. is an online financial guide that helps young adults manage their money. But Kittredge, a sophomore at Curry, has no intention of joining the family business. There simply isn’t enough action. […]

Love at First Bite

While vampires try to suck the life out of you, Professor U. Melissa Anyiwo works to energize and challenge students. // BY BRENDAN BLOM

BY BRANDAN BLOM // MAY 15, 2012 // It was a summer night in London. The wind was howling and the leaves on the trees were fighting for their lives. Up in her bedroom, a young Uzoamaka Melissa Anyiwo was oblivious to much of the noise. She was lost in yet another new book, this […]

The Wonders of Discovery

From his tattoos to his love of punk rock, Benjamin Brunder isn't your typical librarian. But it's his uniqueness that enables him to connect with students. // PHOTO COURTESY

BY MICHAEL WEISS // MAY 15, 2012 //  We’ve all seen the typical “Hollywood” version of a librarian at one point or another. You know the one: an old, crotchety, gray-haired woman with horn-rimmed glasses who shooshes you to be quiet. To be sure, Benjamin Brudner isn’t out of Central Casting. But he’s also not […]

Lasers and Skaters

Or you could go windsurfing! Just kidding, you're still stuck in Massachusetts. // PHOTO BY MICHAEL POLAND

BY MICHAEL WEISS // MAY 10, 2012 //  Students at Curry have a wide array of interests, from athletics to video games. But with the last week of the spring term ending, I’m sure most of you aren’t looking for daytrip activities. However, maybe that’s what you need more of. Think about it. With all […]

From Touchdowns to Toddlers

Though he sometimes gets the "Kindergarden Cop" comparison from others, Hason Margeson destroys the stereotype of what it means to be a macho man. // PHOTO BY

BY ANDREW BLOM // MAY 10, 2012 //  “Wait, we have a duck over here,” said Jason Margeson. The 24-year-old, with arms the size of an ordinary man’s thigh, rose from a small blue chair that was built for a toddler. He then reached under a table to turn off a toy that someone had […]

The Secret Weapon

As academic success coordinator, Lynn Zlotkowski works closely with students to get their education back on track. // PHOTOS BY  BRENDAN CRONIN

BY BRENDAN CRONIN // MAY 10, 2012 //  Lynn Zlotkowski has been rooting for the underdog as far back as she can remember. As academic success coordinator at Curry College, she continues to do so. As a sports fan from Buffalo, N.Y., Zlotkowski knows a little something about underdogs. She has witnessed her beloved Buffalo […]

Things Happen for a Reason

Many students are unsure of their futures, but Kendra Patick has sought a career in health services for the better part of the past eight years. // PHOTO BY DANIELLE HAUSNER

BY DANIELLE HAUSNER // MAY 9, 2012 //  What began as “just a job” ended up becoming Kendra Patick’s calling in life. As a freshman in high school, Patick landed a job at the Greenwood Nursing Home in Wakefield, Mass. Patick worked as an activities coordinator, planning BINGO contests, karaoke nights, crafts projects and spa […]

A Day in the Bean


BY ERIN POWERS // MAY 8, 2012 //  Yes, the title of my blog may be “Night in the Bean,” but summer is upon us and for many college students that can only mean one thing: day drinking. Sure, Boston at night is always a good time, but who doesn’t like an ice cold Harpoon […]

Taking a Lax Approach

With graduation looming, Mike Hibbard will soon hang up his goalie stick. In its place will be a rucksack, as the lifelong Massachusetts resident plans to travel the country and explore. // PHOTO COURTESY OF CURRY ATHLETICS

BY KEVIN DIFFILY // MAY 8, 2012 //  Most college seniors hope to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. After putting four years of hard work toward their major, they cannot wait to actually land a job in their desired field. Michael Hibbard is not one of those seniors. The starting goalie on Curry’s men’s […]

Safety With a Smile


BY SEBASTIAN HUMBERT // MAY 7, 2012 //  Officer Kaylyn Gooley typically works the tough 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift at Curry College. On occasion, she also gets saddled with the midnight shift, which gets her home long after the sun has risen. Gooley is one of only three female Public Safety officers at […]

Walking the Walk


BY ERIN POWERS // MAY 7, 2012 //  In just a few short weeks, this year’s graduates will cross a stage and receive a piece of paper that they have worked for since freshman year. Vernelle Smalls-Cardona will be among this year’s graduating class, and the accomplishment is no small feat. “To me, life is […]

Forever Young


BY NICK IRONSIDE // MAY 4, 2012 //  One takes sandwich orders at the register. Another picks up the yellow Post-it note/order slip and starts putting turkey, provolone cheese and tomato on white bread. The third is wiping down tables. Although they’re usually on their feet, preparing and organizing food or cleaning the seating area, […]

Release Your Stress


BY VANESSA KELLY // MAY 4, 2012 //  Finals are approaching and stress levels have shot up a ton. We are pulling all nighters and spending most of our time in our room or the library studying our butt off. Sleep is the last opinion, and it’s getting to be a problem. Girls, don’t worry […]

The 90s Again, One Meme at a Time


BY SEBASTIAN HUMBERT // MAY 4, 2012 // While some college students are enjoying the start of finals, others have given up, relying on thick pillows, the fetal position and memories of better (elementary school) days. Which brings me to 90s nostalgia. Arguably, the best part of the Internet is the ability to go back […]

The Last Dance


BY BRITTANY JENNINGS // MAY 2, 2012 // The Annual Dance Performances will be held this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Keith Auditorium at Curry College. Admission is free, but you need to arrive early to get a great seat. At the end of each spring semester the Department of Fine and Applied […]

Summer in the Bean


BY KEVIN DIFFILY // MAY 1, 2012 //  For music fans living in the Boston area this summer, there are quite a few exciting events that will be taking place in the city. The Paradise Rock Club (located on Boston University’s campus) will be hosting Rhode Island-based folk/country/indie group Deer Tick on Friday, June 16, […]

Need A Break? Take A Day Trip


BY DANIELLE HAUSNER // APRIL 27, 2012 //  As finals approach, time seems to be quickly dissipating for the opportunity to travel and have an adventure! Sure, as the workload builds up, longer travel period times do not seem to be an option. But day trips are the way to go to take a break […]


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