Student Magazine Launch Transforms Dining Commons into Upscale 40s-Era Nightclub
April 27, 2011
The late, legendary actor Humphrey Bogart won't be there to play Rick Blaine from Casablanca.
But the spirit of Rick's Café Americain, the upscale but slightly shady nightclub from the movie classic, will be evident at the launch of the new Rolling Stonehill, the College's student run arts and culture magazine.
With help from Brother Mike's, the students behind Rolling Stonehill will turn the Hill into Rick's Café this Thursday, April 28th from 8-10pm in honor of their spring issue's "Old Hollywood" theme.
Along with live jazz, there will be specialty cocktails (21+ only), free Shirley Temples, playing cards, and trivia facts. Hill Cards and a state ID are required to purchase and consume alcohol.
The bi-annual publication, which started in 2003, relies on the combined efforts of student writers, editors, photographers, marketers and graphic designers.
Thirty five student volunteers worked to create this issue, the first single-themed edition in the magazine's history. Associate Professor of English Jared Green serves as the publication's faculty advisor.
English major Erin Horan '11 is the Editor in Chief of Rolling Stonehill. She has worked for the magazine since her first year and loves its edgy, ironic, student-focused editorial philosophy.
In this new issue, the magazine reports on old Hollywood scandals, the history of rom-com movies, the influence of Buddy Holly on modern pop music and, of course, takes a serious look at the masterpiece that is the movie Casablanca.
Horan adds, "Rolling Stonehill has a communal, supportive atmosphere. It is a great place for students to hone their skills and challenge themselves creatively while working on a professional grade publication."
All are welcome to attend the release event and there is no charge for entry.
Casablanca was based upon an unproduced play called Everyone Comes to Rick's and Horan says she hopes everyone on campus "feels that they can come to Rick's in the Hill" on Thursday.
Rolling Stonehill will be distributed in buildings throughout campus, including the Dining Commons, Duffy Hall, MacPhaidin Library, Stanger Hall, the Martin Institute, and Donahue Hall.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.