Pursuing a field of dreams
Early spring has forever held an allure for
Abby Grossberg, a freshman in The Writing Seminars. But it's not
blooming flowers or rain showers that enchant this 19-year-old;
rather, it has more to do with a little bald-headed man named
Since her earliest memories, Grossberg has been
caught up in what she refers to as the "magic" of the Academy
Awards. As evidence, she recalls a certain brazen 7-year-old girl
who would lock herself in her room and write Oscar acceptance
speeches, and then later reappear to tell her mother she needed a
dress to wear to the ceremonies.
"My poor mom--I told her she had to make me
one. I admit, I'm a bit of a daydreamer," Grossberg says. "But
I've always been captivated by movies. It's something I always
knew I wanted to do with my life, whether it was to write, direct
or produce them."
Today, Grossberg is a significant step closer
to seeing her name on the credits.
Spring Fair 2000 weekend
Anyone guilty of eyeing those colorful, cartoonlike cartons of
Ben and Jerry's ice cream knows one thing, packaging sells. There
are times, however, when a product should just speak for
itself--at least the organizing committee behind Hopkins' 29th
annual Spring Fair thinks so.
Doing away with the long-standing tradition of
fair themes, this year's installment is simply being called
Spring Fair 2000. The no-frills name is part of a "more
businesslike approach" to the three-day event, which will begin
at noon on Friday, April 14.
The entirely student-run festival is one of the
largest of its kind, typically drawing more than 100,000 visitors
to the Homewood campus for fun, food and music.
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