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A Remarkable Story for an Unremarkable Man

April 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor Have you often thought about what it would be like to die? How about to be somewhere beyond death with the capability to scribble down a memoir of your life? In Epitaph for A Small Winner, author Machado De Assis does just that as he intro...

A Clean, Well-Lit Corner Cafe

April 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor When it comes to finding places that are like special gems, look to Ernest Hemmingway for some inspiration. In his short story, “A Clean Well Lighted Place,” Hemmingway describes a small café that shone in a seemingly dark world. While...

Through the Eyes of a Child: "The Princess and the Pea"

April 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor When you need to see the world through the eyes of a child, sometimes all you need to do is take a walk down to the Performing Arts Center at the edge of our university’s campus. For many years, it has been a tradition for the Marywood...

NEPA AAF Hosts ADDYs, Sponsors Speaker

March 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor On February 20, members of the advertising communities gathered together in what would be yet another successful Northeastern Pennsylvania ADDY award ceremony. Hosted this year in the beautiful Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre by the NEPA American Advertising Federation Chapter, the annual A...

Verdi's Aida: Some High Notes, Some Low

March 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Image by Daniel Greene via Flickr By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor Prior to February 28th, I had never been to an opera before. However, over the course of several years involved in various music camps, I became acquainted with many pieces by several composers known for operatic excellence. Having found them beautif...

The Bard Comes to Marywood: A Midsummer/Midwinter's Night Dream

March 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor On February 20 and 21, the Marywood theatre company captured the essence of one of William Shakespeare’s greatest works in its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke ...

Five Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

February 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor It’s true – even the greatest of writers have their moments of weakness. Writing, like other art forms, can be challenging to do well, especially when you have a passion for it. Let’s face it. There are few things as intimidating as...

Sundance 2009: A Recap

February 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor With Oscar season upon us, film lovers are buzzing with activity about the best and brightest films of 2008, however, the unsung heroes of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival are just starting to sparkle. The hype for the Sundance Festival came...

Two Weeks' Worth of Romance: 14 Best Valentine's Day Movies

February 1, 2009
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Cover of When Harry Met Sally By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor Normally, I’m not the kind of girl who enjoys watching back-to-back chick flicks; however, preparing for this article was not only fun, but it was a great experience to expose myself to several films which I have never had the chance to see before. My journey through the ...

Inauguration Summarization

February 1, 2009
Filed under Elections, Opinion

By Amanda Toth Editor-in-Chief Following President Obama's Inauguration, The Wood Word spoke with several Marywood students about their thoughts. "I watched some of it. I think that Aretha Franklin was pretty bad. I also don't know why Fall Out Boy was there."—Dan Miller "I watched some of it. I thought it was okay and not too over-the-top. They h...

Ready, Set, Click!

December 1, 2008
Filed under Lifestyles

Image by soumit via Flickr By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor With energy costs rising steadily, it’s no surprise that shoppers across the nation are turning to the internet to satisfy their needs and “must-haves.” In an article published in a July issue of The New York Times, ...

Pixar's Struck Green

November 1, 2008
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Image via Wikipedia By Mandy Boyle Advertising Sales Manager/Entertainment Editor What do you get when you combine Hello Dolly!, an adorable robot, a houseplant, and mounds of trash? A recipe for box office success, and a message that is memorable, thought provoking, and sheer cinematic magic. Pixar’s Wall-E was one of the finest films to ...