Drew Gets Medieval at MedFest 2018

By Ryman Curtis On Saturday, April 21, the lawn between Hoyt Hall and the Ehinger Center was transformed into a medieval fairground. MedFest, That Medieval Thing’s annual event, is one of Drew University’s traditions. First held in 1986, 32 years ago, Medfest grew to draw support from off campus, bringing in businesses and lovers of all things medieval alike. Dotted around the lawn were vendors, … Continue reading Drew Gets Medieval at MedFest 2018

Woman of Color Open Mic Night Returns

By Anna Gombert Almost 100 people overflowed from the Space on Thursday, March 15, as Drew had its second annual Wake the F* Up: Women of Color Open Mic Night (*the F stands for feminism). The event took place in the Space from 8-10 p.m. and was put on by the Feminist Intersection, a new group on campus that is in the process of becoming … Continue reading Woman of Color Open Mic Night Returns

Foraging in the Forest: Student Projects at Drew

by Nina Campli, Assistant Student Life & Arts Editor This week’s Foraging in the Forest focus is once again on the arts, but a different branch: music. If you have not heard of Ben Schneider (‘19) then you have obviously not been to an acapella concert or spent five minutes in the music wing of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts. This semester, Schneider … Continue reading Foraging in the Forest: Student Projects at Drew

Keeping Busy Over Winter Break: Five Ways to Pass Time

by Willy Nichter, Staff Writer Finals are almost over, and school is about to let out for the semester. While not having any more papers or tests to worry about is a definite relief, there are those who could find themselves at a loss for what to do with their free time. But there’s really no reason to be, especially given the bevy of options … Continue reading Keeping Busy Over Winter Break: Five Ways to Pass Time

Defaulting on Student Loans Can Make You Lose Your License

By Brittany Greve Businessman and investor Mark Cuban has bought the domain http://www.collegedebt.com, to keep track of the current student loan debt in the United States. As it currently stands, student loans are at $1,550,517,988,260.60. As debt levels rise, creditors are taking increasingly tough actions to chase people who fall behind on student loans. The main threat that students now face is states going after … Continue reading Defaulting on Student Loans Can Make You Lose Your License

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference Fosters Interfaith Community

by Bongiwe Bongwe, Contributing Writer “We are in the wrong place at the right time,” said co-founder and executive director of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Sheryl Olitzky. “My greatest hope for the Sisterhood is that we go out of business and close. That Muslim and Jewish women will be considered just women with everyday relationships.” Love, hope and inspiring defiance surrounded the room as … Continue reading Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference Fosters Interfaith Community

New Commons Lounge Dedicated to Generous Alumnus

by Josephine Emanuelli On October 22, Commons was abuzz not just with visiting parents and families but with several Drew alum, students and members of the administration, all of them there to commemorate the dedication of the Joseph B. Baker C’69 lounge. Mr. Baker is an active alum and philanthropist who has donated to Drew several times before his $3.5 million donation to help with … Continue reading New Commons Lounge Dedicated to Generous Alumnus

Drew Archivists and Collectors Talk about the Life of Daniel Drew

by Willy Nichter, Staff Writer At 4:00 on Wednesday, September 27, Drew University Archivist Matthew Beland and Professor Chris Taylor came together to discuss prominent university founder and historical figure Daniel Drew in their event, “Collecting Drew: Daniel and the University.” The event was organized as part of the continued collaboration between the University Library and the Methodist Archives, and serves as a further commemoration … Continue reading Drew Archivists and Collectors Talk about the Life of Daniel Drew

Concert Hall Column: The Kinnara Ensemble Returns to Drew for the 500th Anniversary of Reformation

by Nina Campli, Assistant Student Life & Arts Editor This past Friday, September 8, eight featured vocalists from the Kinnara Ensemble returned to Drew to perform pieces inspired the Protestant Reformation. The Kinnara Ensemble is a 32 voice chamber choir based in Princeton, NJ.  The group is led by conductor J.D. Burnett and features vocalists from all over the country. They had previously performed the … Continue reading Concert Hall Column: The Kinnara Ensemble Returns to Drew for the 500th Anniversary of Reformation