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Catching Fire | 6 AQuimas Reporter Abigale Racine checks out the annual Christmas event. page 2 Men’s basketball | 7 theSaint Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Volume 33, Issue 7 Do you what you want with our finals, Gaga. Exam Cram >>NEWS LLC Spotlight | 2 Staff Writer Mayra Monroy takes a look at Meijer Hall, the HOPE LLC. World News | 3 The Saint has everything you need to know about headlines from around the world. Aquinas aids students in preparation for the fall 2013 semester exam week By Mayra Monroy Staff Writer >>CULTURE Britney Spears | 5 Saint Reporter Abigale Racine has the scoop on the pop star’s new album. Book of Days | 6 Staff Writer Chuck Hyde reviews the latest Aquinas play. >>SPORTS Women’s basketball | 8 The Saints hold an impressive 9-1 record. Hugh Ingalls | 8 Sports Editor Alyssa Frese interviews the hockey player. With the end of the semester near, the scramble for studying and final projects comes alive for Aquinas. With the stress of cramming for exams, Campus Life and Aquinas Student Organizations join forces to provide students with a week of oncampus events to relieve stress. Exam Cram week kicks off on Sunday, December 8. On Monday, commuting students are given the week long op portunity to enjoy free coffee at the Commuter Lounge taking place on second floor of the Academic Building 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Other events on Monday include Yo g a a n d Yo g u r t , a 4 5 m i n u t e restorative yoga session with some yogurt for the go, sponsored by Integrated Campus Health Services from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Donnelly Center and free massages, sponsored by AQPB with limited sign ups in the library from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. The events continue into Tuesday with, including Campus Ministry’s Ice Cram, ice cream in the library piazza from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. and Open Mic Night brought to students by AQPB, taking place in lower Cook Carriage House from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. We d n e s d a y e v e n t s p r o v i d e students with an opportunity to meet their class senators with Meet the Senators in the lower Cook Carriage House from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Habitat for Humanity gives students a chance to Pie-A-Prof at 5 p.m. in Wege. A variety of holiday related parties and activities in Donnelly and the Moose from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The In Case of Emergency Improv Troupe will hold an improv show at the Moose at 9 p.m., the New Forms Class exhibit desktop computer with countless streams of the words “everyone knows.” Then you notice the formidable traces of blood cascading over the entire screen, which invokes a greater respect for those victims who have endured harassment. Michelle Davis’s “A M i s c o n s t r u e d Perception” imitates the contemporary image of beauty with full-scale PARIS CLOSE/THE SAINT faces composed of magazine clippings Express yourself: Michelle Davis’s piece “A Misconstrued s y m b o l i z i n g i d e a l Perception” is on display at the AMC. perfection. Senior Dale D o m e r’ s e n g a g i n g By Paris Close mixed media videologue “Mr. Bower, Culture Editor Meet Mrs. Bower” provides interesting On a cold, wintry Monday, when the insight on the rare bowerbird and its snow flurries are harsh and unforgiving, unnatural nature, exemplifying how I usually would not find myself trekking staying true to oneself means everything through sidewalk slush for an art exhibit. in a world of uncertainty. Senior Jessica Wycoff’s visual piece But this isn’t just any exhibit. The New offers an inquisitive perspective with Forms Class exhibit, put on by students of the Art and Music Center Gallery here “Fixed Focus,” a work that almost at Aquinas College, is certainly a sight literally allows one to become one with the artwork itself. Wycoff’s work to behold. S e n i o r L a u r a R i c o s t u n s defines depth in a manner of ways with a u d i e n c e s w i t h h e r i m m a c u l a t e waves of fibers keeping the squared work “Dreamscopes,” curated with lens in suspension in such a microscopic photograms of glass bottles, which fashion that it inevitably lures the viewer captures the possessive element only into the triad of scenic images. Finally, contributor Sotir Davidhi’s nature commands. The artist’s intent to “Home” introduces a range of peculiar “trap the impossible” is fully mastered with a collection of nature’s most and visually-intense prospects. The lifeprecious treasures: milkweed seeds and sized creation stands erect on a wood dried flowers, all intertwined in a ribbon and oil medium with an astonishing 3D composition that signifies the many of nostalgia trapped in a glass bottle. Another piece that pulls at the places Davidhi considers to be his viewer’s heartstring is “The Bully” by refuge, his haven. If you have yet to witness the senior Benjamin Stoner, which is an beautiful work of AQ’s very own artistic advocatory work speaking out against marvels, there is still time. The exhibit cyber-bullying. At first glance, his will remain open for viewing until work seems simple, featuring a basic Wednesday, December 18. COURTESY ANDRIS VISOCKIS Representing AQ: President Juan Oliveraz serves breakfast at last semester’s Exam Cram Breakfast. The late night breakfast, which will take place on December 16 in Wege, is always a campus favorite. first show of the two they will have during Exam Cram week. An event happening on Thursday is sponsored by Klub Polski, Study and Snacks on the second floor of the Academic Building, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. F r i d a y ’ s e ve n t s i n c l u d e A Q Relay: A Sustainable Luncheon, brought to students by WAC and S3, a sorting relay with free pizza 12 p.m.; the Science Lock In, sponsored by ACS in Albertus Hall on Friday at 8 p.m.-8 a.m. Saturday and In Case of Emergency Improv Show at 11:59 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The Exam Breakfast will kick off the week of exams and the final week of the semester at Wege on Monday, December 16. Students can receive free breakfast with a student ID, sponsored by Campus Life. Finals are stressful, but organizations on campus strive to provide a stress free environment for AQ students. Good luck on exams! Comic relief In Case of Emergency promises much needed laughs during exam cram By Laura Farrell News Editor It is no secret that the last few weeks of the fall semester can be a little stressful. Between papers, finals and the encroaching Christmas season, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. A group on campus, however, is here to provide much needed comic relief. In Case of Emergency, also known as ICE, is an Aquinas comedy sketch troupe has been dishing out the laughs on campus for years. This year, seniors Ian MacNeil and Katie Glossop lead the team of COURTESY ANDRIS VISOCKIS eight as captains. The duo was chosen as c a p t a i n s b y l a s t Too funny: Members of last year’s In Case of Emergency team perform in the Wege Ballroom. This year’s ICE captain, year’s team promises even more laughs. Chris Skurka. Rounding out the ICE crew this Premiere Party, is set to start at 9 two humorous study breaks to AQ year is Sean Briggs, Zoe Collenburg, p.m. Be sure to get there early as during exam cram. “Our goal is to bring humor to the everyday. Paul DeAngelis, Kenny Judge, Regan seats go quickly. T h e f i n a l I C E s h o w o f t h e We wa n t A q u i n a s t o r e m e m b e r Rohrs and Ian Scheidel. The crew performs at least once a month all s e m e s t e r w i l l b e t h i s F r i d a y , that laughter is the best medicine, December 13, in the Performing no matter how sick you are,” said around campus. ICE is set to end the fall semester A r t s C e n t e r a t 1 1 : 5 9 p . m . T h e MacNeil. Be sure to catch the ICE team with uproarious laughs with two “Unplugged” show is a one-of-ashows. The first show is tonight, kind show and promises to bring on in action this week around campus, December 11, at the Cook Carriage the laughs, with new improv games and don’t miss their special show December 13, at 11:59 p.m. H o u s e . T h e s h o w , U n f r o s t e d : A and “rules going out the window.” MacNeil promises to bring

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