By the calendar, we are now several days into astronomical spring. By the frigid weather, however, you’d never know it. The 4th nor'easter in the past 3 weeks is currently pulling away from the Eastern US coast, has brought heavy snow to much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. In its wake, atypically cold temperatures will persist, with high temperatures in the lower 40s °F and low temperatures in the 20s. The cold, winter-like weather that has dominated this month shows no signs of leaving anytime soon either. March is on pace to be colder (and snowier) than February, with a mean temperature so far of 35.6 °F (2.0 °C) compared to February’s warmest ever 38.1 °F (3.4°C). March was also warmer than February last year, but this feat had only occurred twice before in the 144-year meteorological record at Boston and is extremely rare for the Eastern US. Nevertheless, it is almost April. Spring is here - the days are getting longer, the sunshine stronger, and there’s only so long Old Man Winter can maintain an icy grip on the region.
Current UA Vice President Alexa Martin '19 and UA Secretary Kathryn Jiang '20 are running as a pair for UA President and Vice President, respectively.
Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year will increase by 3.9 percent, while financial aid will increase by 9.6 percent.
Happiness, grief, love, life, and death are all subjects people have grappled with over the ages. Imagine how overwhelming such concepts would be for an alien visiting Earth, tasked with the job of observing humans. Such is the premise of Jomny Sun’s graphic novel everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too. Sun’s alien, together with a ghost, an uncertain owl, a lonely tree, and a host of other characters, explore topics from imposter syndrome to community to the creation of art, issues that Jomny — or rather, Jonny — has good reason to think deeply about.
'Love, Simon' was difficult to watch and far poorer than the book it was adapted from. While I’m happy that Hollywood is diversifying content, addressing current issues, and promoting a culture of acceptance, I’ll have trouble recommending this movie to anyone.
Think of a modern, raunchy rom-com, or every time a novel was censored for mature content, or go to the past and think of Voltaire’s Candide. And now think about opera, the soprano’s voice echoing through the hall, the audience’s impeccable suits and dresses, and the richness of the orchestral music. Put the two together, plus an overt confrontation against capitalism, and we have 'The Threepenny Opera.'
A kingdom divided, three daughters estranged, and a madwoman born in the midst of it all — MIT Shakespeare Ensemble presents Queen Lear, a telling story of the titular queen’s tragic downfall after she divides her empire among two of her three daughters.