As opening night approaches quickly, the director of the production “Leaving Iowa”, senior Ryan Ehresman, wraps up the remaining loose ends of the show and recalls the experiences that directing this show has given him.
“Leaving Iowa” tells the story of a boy, his dad, and a family road trip. Ehresman, in his directing, has tried to accentuate and emphasize the warmth of the family and the bond between a man and his son.
Orientation is most commonly known as a time for those new to a certain community or organization (such as college) to be shown around and taught about their new home. But who would expect that education to come from pudding-eating contests, outdoor worship sessions, and so much group bonding? This year Sterling College made freshmen welcome with all of these events and many more.
Sterling College’s second annual Film Festival is coming up on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Auditorium of Spencer Hall. Like last year, there will
be four categories of film: narrative, twisted trailer, mood piece, and documentary/mockumentary.
Dr. Raymond Anderson, associate professor of communication & media, was pleased with last year’s inaugural edition of the film festival, saying “It went well. We had over 50 people attend. There was a lot of interest and excitement. A lot of students are looking forward to it again.”
Last December, I had the chance to watch the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert which featured over a dozen superstar musicians rocking out and raising money to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. I was blown away by all these rock stars coming together for such a worthy cause, but something else happened that night: a reunion. Paul McCartney was about halfway through his set list when Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (the surviving members of Nirvana) joined him to play the hardest rock song you will ever hear McCartney play.
The renovations done to Cornerstone in the Student Union over the summer were in hopes of bringing more student activity. That has been proven to be the
case as students have been able to utilize Cornerstone to enjoy events such as Cookie Day and Kahvista.
The Sterling College Campus Activities Board hosted a talent show entitled Sterling’s Got Talent last Tuesday, Feb. 5. The show was filled with an assortment of different acts encompassing various sorts of talent, including singing, dancing and comedy. A lot of time and work went into the planning process.
“It involved a lot of people, including performers, MCs, sound personnel, and judges. So it was a lot of emailing beforehand and a lot of coordinating” said senior Anna Kolb, CAB president.