Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Swimming Coach Arressted on Child Pornography Charges

Our Swim Coach has been arrested on Child Pornography Charges.

Andre Barbins, 45, is currently in jail. He went quietly as police entered his Calvert County compound. Police found digital storage devices with the illicit material on it.

The college has stated

"The college is taking all steps necessary to protect the safety of its campus and community, and is cooperating fully with law enforcement. Assistant Coach Hattie Schiavone has assumed coaching duties. As with all personnel matters, the college is unable to provide further comment."

Hattie was a member of the Class of 2013, and suddenly has an awesome job, so props to her.
This was his mug shot. Portrait of a defeated man. You can see the despair, regret, and pedophilic sickness in his eyes. He worked here since the 98-99 season, overseeing countless swimmers, including the local underage swim teams.

How does this compare to the Professor who paid for sex with Oxy? Are these two incidents indicative of a larger problem down by the River?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SMCM in Minecraft

Someone made the Campus Center in the 'popular' 'videogame' Minecraft

I tried doing something like this a few years ago and quickly gave up and went to the Door.

credit 2 :

Monday, August 4, 2014

"ST~ M" is a Real Thing

I definitely thought it was just some weird goof, the whole "ST~ M" which the college's facebook page has been using for the past months, and that literally has "1" like.

But NAW, apparently it's real. They even sell mugs with it.

This is a real product the Campus Store sells.

I can totally get the rationale behind this change. There are a ton of "St. Mary's" around the world, so it's important to rebrand as something different. But you cannot just create "ST~M" and not explain it. Where is the press release, or rationale behind the new branding? I'm just lost.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

s/o 2 the thotties

Congrats to the two SMCM alums who appeared on The Hill (blog???)'s 50 most beautiful Congressional people. Let's turn interns into eye candy!!!

At #5 was Carmen Fuentes

Not really sure what is hanging down from her glasses on the left, also I can't think of a joke to make about this really :/ :/ :/

Congrats tho bb!!!

FUN FACT: Said my townhouse smelled like pee once. Then she moved in and someone literally pissed in their house~

and at #25 is Mariel Saez

Congrats bb!!!

FUN FACT: Mariel assigned me my only article I ever wrote for The Point News

~~~congrats 2 both of yall beautiful ladies~~~

Monday, July 21, 2014

Stained Glass Pub

Is this your car, smcm student circa last year, at the Stained Glass Pub? Did u finally graduate???

How's ur life now? R u "fulfilled"? Have u lived up to ur potential?

Made Mom/Dad/Obama proud???

Hope u enjoyed the half priced pizza!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SMCM Lands Itself on Yet Another Prestigeous List of Colleges!!!

WOW not only is SMCM (or should I say ST. M's?) is once again on a great list of colleges! This time unfortunately we only came up at #6.


Yes, even tho SMCM/ST. M's reduced tuition last year (after 5 years of increases) it is still kinda expensive for the average person/peasant.

You can read the whole article at Arianna Huffington's new blog The Huffington Post. SMCM clocks in at around 14.5k, whereas the number 1 spot went to the University of Pittsburg, at around 16.5k.

So you heard it here first folks, SMCM needs to increase tuition by $2,000 and we can snag that #1 spot!!!

Here is a fun fact: cost of living in St. Mary's County is low. Let's look at where some of the other colleges are located!

1. Pittsburg (major city/shitty)
2. Pennsylvania
3. New Hampshire (expensive)
4. Colorado (expensive)
5. Vermont (expensive)
6. Us!!! (cheap area)
7. New Jersey (not cheap)

so idk

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Baltimore in the summer is great b/c u get 2 see lots of friends from the St. Mary's at bars and Orioles games or puking on the street! Some "tips" for hanging out in Baltimore!

- b sure to pay ur tab!
- fells point is great but watch out for the spooky ghosts!
- federal Hill is cool, you get to pretend u go to UMD
- I know you love swimming in water, but don't swim in the harbor! U may get a "disease" like whooping cough or death!
- if u see me I'll buy u a drank maybe???

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

History of the Shoe Tree

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the shoe tree? So did Bonnie McCubbin, who investigate the origins of the tree as a part of her SMP. You can read her article here or read my summary of her article below.

The Shoe Tree was first recognized in a 1989 article of the point news (meaning I am about as old as the Shoe Tree), referring to the tree as student art. Many opposed the tree, citing that it was tacky and may hurt the tree (definitely true) while others were pro-tree. It was the meatless mondays of yesteryear.

By 1992 new Point News writers had already forgotten about the origins of the tree. Literally 4 years after the Shoe Tree began people had already forgotten its origins. Oral tradition is dead.

During the 90s the tree represented a student art installation piece, but by 1997 the tree was being used for memorable firsts, like first sexual encounter on campus or for graduation. But by 2001 the Shoe Tree had fallen out of favor and few students were throwing shoes in it.

Today of course it is generally seen as a place to throw your shoes after having sex for the first time on campus, and one of the first and last holes on the frisbee golf course.

What does the future hold for the Shoe Tree? It's looking a looked ragged, from all the shoes probably. Is the Shoe Tree something that makes St. Mary's 'unique' or is it tacky? Will it survive the campus rebranding?

Planning on spending Alumni Weekend investigating this piece of SMCM lore. Ask any 45-50 year olds you see~

Monday, June 9, 2014

Alumni Weekend 2k14

Alumni Weekend is approaching! I have compiled a list of things to bring in case you have never attended~

  • Bathing suit