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26Jan/21

College hosts younger siblings

first_imgSaint Mary’s College welcomed a variety of young faces to campus to celebrate Little Sibs Weekend with several days of circus-themed activities. “I brought my brother to Little Sibs last year, and I really wanted to be a part of it this year,” sophomore Chloe Derank, co-chair of Special Events for the Residence Hall Association (RHA), said. “I was reading ‘Water for Elephants,’ and I was like, ‘We should have a circus!’ and that’s what we ended up picking.” The weekend was an opportunity for Saint Mary’s students to share their campus with younger siblings and relatives, including spending a night in the residence halls. Events began with registration at 5 p.m. on Friday, where participants received a t-shirt that displayed the circus theme. The group ate s’mores and played board games in Regina Friday evening, Derank said. Derank said Saturday’s circus in Regina North Lounge drew the largest crowd. She estimated about 120 siblings showed up, accompanied by around 75 Saint Mary’s hosts. “From 9 [a.m.] to 12 [p.m.] we had a circus with a bunch of different games, and [the siblings] could get prizes and snacks,” Derank said. “We had this game called ‘Spray Away’ … and I think that was probably the biggest hit.” Sophomore Kaitie Maierhofer coordinated “Spray Away,” a game that allowed the younger siblings to squirt water at her. She also hosted her own siblings for the weekend. “‘Spray Away’ went really well,” she said. “I don’t know if [the siblings] enjoyed squirting me or the balls more, but it worked out.” Other attractions included magic shows, a temporary-tattoo parlor, a photo booth and slushies, first-year Maureen Hutchinson, fellow RHA Special Events co-chair, said. In the afternoon, siblings had the opportunity to make their own Chex Mix and color Easter-themed coloring pictures for arts and crafts, Hutchinson said. After, the group visited Dance Marathon, a dance-themed fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children in the Angela Athletic Facility. “We did a scavenger hunt through there with [the siblings], and got to see all the fun stuff,” Derank said. Saturday’s activities concluded with an evening showing of the DreamWorks picture “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” The weekend ended Sunday morning with an obstacle course for the siblings to play on. “It was really fun,” Maierhofer said. “In my personal experience, [it was] better than last year. My sister had more fun this year than she did last year.” Derank said her participation in last year’s event inspired her to become involved with planning this year’s weekend. “A lot of the ideas for things came from Pinterest,” Hutchinson said. “The crafts [especially].” Little Sibs Weekend accommodated visitors ranging from around one year old to 18 years old, Derank said. “I think we did a pretty good job [of entertaining with that age range],” she said. “I think the circus was able to do that a lot.” Maierhofer said she and her sister enjoyed the flexibility of the weekend. “It works out well, knowing that you can do all of the activities, or just have your sibling come out and just [enjoy the weekend] with them,” Maierhofer said. Despite the inevitable stress involved with planning, Derank and Hutchinson said they felt the success of the weekend was worth it. “The best part was a little kid, probably 3 or 4, [getting] his T-shirt at registration,” Derank said. “His sister held up the shirt … and he got so excited because there was a circus animal on it … and that was just the best moment.”last_img read more

18Dec/20

Rock Extraterrestrials The Flaming Lips Invade The Space At Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Psychedelic experimental space-noise rock extraterrestrials the Flaming Lips deploy their intergalactic tractor beam of kaleidoscopic aural supernovae and legendary theatrics at The Space at Westbury on Saturday, March 11 in a mesmerizing show bound for the books of must-attend Long Island concerts.For more than three decades these sonic hellraisers hailing from Oklahoma have been re-writing the rules of rock and roll, melding the realms of music, science fiction and experimentation into the most beautifully bizarre and involuntarily contagious expressions of love and chaos created by earthlings, and continue to be one of the most exciting, electrifying, and magnetic bands in existence.Led by founding members and martian rock masterminds Wayne Coyne on vocals and guitar, bassist Michael Ivins and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, the Flaming Lips are as known for their extraordinary live performances as much as their Grammy Award-winning tunes. A Lips show, as any attendee who has ever witnessed one can attest, is anything but ordinary. Giant costumed creatures, smoke, puppets, enigmatic video projections, balloons, copious amounts of confetti, mushrooms, rainbows, gigantic hands that shoot lasers—even a monstrous, translucent man-sized bubble, which Coyne navigates atop the audience—the Flaming Lips literally and figuratively transcend any singular art form and instead transport fans into their own unique world, one beyond comparison and free of labels, stereotypes, or really, any other “concert” experience. Coyne and Drozd’s songwriting might as well be an interdimensional black hole, in that past one layer is an infinite amount of others, all embodying various possibilities explored and shared with audience members via this multi-sensory tapestry of theatrical amplified paint.At the center is an exploding universe of love.Touring in support of their latest foray into the unconventional, this year’s Oczy Mlody (Polish for “Eyes (of the) Young,” the Lips’ 14th studio drop, the band have a vast sea of releases to draw from—with the melodies, time signatures, arrangements and songs as diverse as their album and song titles. Their first, 1986’s noisy, punkish Hear It Is, includes tracks “Jesus Shootin’ Heroin,” Charlie Manson Blues” and “Godzilla Flick.” 1993’s Transmissions from the Satellite Heart contains perhaps the band’s most well-known single, as well as its biggest radio hit, “She Don’t Use Jelly.” 1997’s experimental Zaireeka features eight songs across four CDs, which ideally are to be played simultaneously on separate audio systems to create its intended harmonics. 1999’s The Soft Bulletin and 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots both achieved critical and commercial success and remain fan favorites. Standout tracks from The Soft Bulletin include: “The Spiderbite Song,” “What Is the Light?” (“An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the “Big Bang” That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe”), “Waitin’ for a Superman” (“Is It Getting’ Heavy?”) and “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” (“Death Anxiety Caused by Moments of Boredom”). Those from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots include: “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” (Pts. 1 & 2), “It’s Summertime” and “Do You Realize??” the latter also a popular charting single, and ranked #31 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Best Songs of the 2000s.” All that being said, pretty much every single Flaming Lips tune is an amazing, otherworldly entity onto themselves, across various, multi-tiered levels, and in the intimate confines of The Space at Westbury, they and all the aforementioned elements of this mind-bending band combine to create a rock and roll experience guaranteed to be absolutely unforgettable and unquestionably one for the books of epic Long Island concerts.Do not miss this gig. Repeat: Do Not Miss This Gig!! Featured Photo: Psychedelic experimental space rock extraterrestrials the Flaming Lips invade The Space at Westbury on March 11! (Photo: FlamingLips.com)The Flaming Lips destroy The Space at Westbury, at 250 Post Ave. in Westbury, on Saturday, March 11. Opening the show is Clipping. For tickets and more information, visit thespaceatwestbury.comlast_img read more