At Fairfield's 58th commencement, Stacy Molski '08 said in her valedictory address Sunday that while it is important to reflect on the past four years, the more than 1,200 graduates should take pride in this "momentous occasion" and look toward the future.
The message delivered by Felipe Polanco '01 to an audience of senators seemed to sum up the frustrations of many student advocates, myself included. "Money. The administration's motivation is always money," said Polanco on Sunday night. During his time at Fairfield, administrators made the controversial decision to fire the in-house janitorial staff in favor of hiring an independent contractor.
Could have, should have, would have... Those were the three remarks whizzing through my brain as the closing credits of Steve Soderbergh's "Solaris" scrolled. If only it were released in limited theaters, maybe audiences would have known what they were getting into.
After a rocky start, the Ignatian Residential College in Loyola Hall is now moving into full swing. With current freshmen now evaluating options for next year, The Mirror hopes that members of the Class of 2006 will look hard at the College as a chance to broaden their horizons.
In a society that places an emphasis on adolescent social and physical standards, many moviegoers, especially teenagers, have grown accustomed to movies that epitomize these values. Whether it be a typical boy-meets-girl, girl-likes-different boy scenario, or a more sophisticated illustration of girl-meets-boy, boy-likes-different girl, it seems that "teen movies" travel in an endless circle-like path of repetitive themes, plots, and actors.
What is a seemingly trivial photograph meant to represent? Is it merely an experience imprisoned in a single frame, forever unalterable, or is it something more? Could it be a vivid portrayal of a human life, begging to be interpreted and analyzed by its viewers? These are all questions pondered by Sy Parrish in Mark Romanek's psychological thriller, "One Hour Photo".