April 14, 2011

Classical string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, performed last Thursday as part of the Union College Concert Series.

‘Phenomenal’ music

The word is “phenomenal.” Listening to music played well can fill a person with an extreme sense of wonder and awe bordering on euphoria and ecstasy. Such was my experience when enjoying the quartet of classical musicians, “Brooklyn Rider,” last …→

Pianists Wordsworth and Obi-Keller performed in duet last Thursday.

Piano duo brief but strong

It turns out that a soothing mid-day concert is just what’s needed to take your mind off the busy week of tests and homework and classes. On Thursday, Oct. 27, I was delighted to be distracted by the company of …→

Postcards from abroad

Postcards from abroad

Sari Pogorzelski ’12 writes to the Concordiensis from Florence, Italy: Being abroad in Florence, Italy has been nothing short of a memorable experience. Florence is a beautiful yet small city with much to offer.

Kim ‘11 in Japan when quake struck

Kim ‘11 in Japan when quake struck

Hyung Jun Kim ’11 was in Tokyo, Japan last term when the earthquake hit on March 11. Kim was studying Japanese on an independent term abroad. The quake struck at around 12:46 p.m., while Kim was at school. “At first …→

Response from the Editor: Efrat’s letter to the editor contains serious failings

Response from the Editor: Efrat’s letter to the editor contains serious failings

Mr. Efrat’s contribution in last week’s Concordiensis suffers from many serious deficiencies in his argument. Regardless how one feels about the problems between Israelis and Palestinians, it is important to point out the failings in Efrat’s argument.

VU finds its footing with a new identity

Virtual Union may be a campus institution as old as the web, but VU has fallen on rough times in the past few years, with few dedicated members and a lack of vision. Simply put, VU cannot compete as a …→

Spring thoughts

Welcome to spring term at Union College! For those of us veterans of many a spring term, we know what lies in store for us in the most awaited, most exciting term of the three we have each year. For …→

Re-usable meal boxes: To stay or to-go?

In an effort to boost Union’s environmentally friendly reputation, reusable ‘green’ to-go boxes have replaced wasteful disposable containers in West and Upper Dining Halls. So how does it work? Students can pay four dollars for a U-Sustain carabiner that can …→

Upcoming video release enables reexamination of ‘Speech’

When The King’s Speech appeared in theaters back in late December, it immediately became a favorite among Oscar speculators. Winning four awards in February only cemented its standing as an instant classic. Fortunately, students were given the opportunity to view …→

Union and lucky number 13

Over spring break, four members of the Union Women’s Swimming and Diving Team competed in the NCAA Division III National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. The meet took place from March 23 through 26 at the University of Tennessee  Allan Jones …→