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Cristin Dempsey

Cristin Dempsey is an English major and music minor from Eagan, Minn. She enjoys writing, playing the flute and swimming. After college she would like to pursue a career as an editor.

April 18, 2014

Easter eggs represent Christian metaphor

Spring is finally here (maybe), and Easter is already this weekend. As college students eat their weight in chocolate eggs and bunnies, hide baskets and eggs and catch up with family over a big dinner, where all these Easter symbols come from is surely the least of their worries.

April 11, 2014

Exalted accordionist teaches students about life, music

Last Thursday marked the 48th annual Commissioned Composer Project here at UW-River Falls. The Commissioned Composer Project is an event that takes place every March or April.

April 3, 2014

Students expand cultural diversity with International Bazaar

It is that time of year again where students come together to celebrate the food, music and dancing of different cultures around the world. This past Tuesday marked the annual International Bazaar that takes place in early April.

March 28, 2014

Learning from Spanish master music conductor

The week before spring break was busy but exciting for the UW-River Falls music department. For the entire week, the symphony band and university band were honored to work with Toni Blasco Lambies, a guest conductor from Valencia, Spain.

March 14, 2014

Staying active for week of spring break

Spring break starts Friday, March 14, after classes, and it is time to plan how we are going to spend it. Some people look forward to a cruise, others to watching their favorite baseball team in a spring training game or some even skiing in the mountains. However, a lot of us are not quite lucky enough to pack our bags and fly somewhere warm or adventurous.

March 7, 2014

‘Bachelor’ nears conclusion to season 18

This “Bachelor” season, in the words of Chris Harrison, has been “the most dramatic season yet!” This season’s bachelor is Juan Pablo Galavis, a 32-year-old from Miami. Galavis is the show’s first Latino bachelor, as he traces his roots back to his home country of Venezuela.

February 28, 2014

Uncovering bright side to winter cold

We all know, or most of us know, that winter is a miserable season. The cold hurts our faces, the ice is plentiful and too slippery to walk on, it gets dark before dinner and driving can be nearly impossible.

February 21, 2014

Groundhog predicts six weeks of winter with questionable veracity

Groundhog Day has come and gone, and we already know that the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. But how can we know if a rodent’s predictions are even accurate?

February 13, 2014

World celebrates 50 years since British Invasion

The world of music, particularly rock and roll, is surely celebrating this year. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the start of the British Invasion, kicking off when The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964.

February 6, 2014

Winter Olympics cause for international celebration

Every two years, the summer and winter Olympics takes place, providing a source of entertainment for some, and a source of competition for others. Whether it is the summer or the winter games, it is an international celebration, a way to show pride for one’s country and connect with others around the globe.