A group of students from the French Club saw Georges Bizetís
Carmen. We took a van to New York City, and met a lighted Lincoln Center
with open arms. First performed in 1875, Carmen is a tragicomic and very
accessible opera. This was a good thing, because for many of us the City
Operaís performance was a first opera. Carmen is a lush tale of the dangerous
passion of a gypsy factory girl, for whose favors a troupe of townsmen
and officials compete.
Jeff Baird í03
Les Faux Amis!
Mark Remy (Evening College) created this cartoon to remind students
many pitfalls of faux amis. These are French words that look as if
cognates and should translate directly into English, but donít. Markís
professor Patricia Conrad notes that Hank might find it useful to know
Quel temps fait-il?
is not What time is it?
What is the weather like?
is not physician but a
is not a library but a