First Beanhouse of the Year Spotlights Student Talent


HAVEN–UNH had its first Beanhouse of the semester in Bartels Hall on Wednesday,
Sept. 17. This first Beanhouse, a celebration of the hidden talents of UNH students,
had a first set of performers which consisted of an interesting mix of poets,
singers, songwriters and guitar players.

Beanhouse started
with Kristin Merlin, a freshman, on guitar and vocals. She sang two original
songs, “To Be With You” and “Out Of Your World.” Brendan Burke, another
freshman, followed by singing a cover of the popular Death Cab for Cutie song
“I Will Follow You Into The Dark,” gathering others to sing along.

the subtle flow of music, a performer going by the name of “Shadow” spread a
few pearls of poetry through her unique and self-reflecting poem “I Am,” and Phil
Duchesne imbued the crowd with his nonchalant and slow song, “Unintended.”
Other performers included Nathan Byrne and Kenzie Roeder, and Beanhouse concluded
after two hours with a beautiful performance by Ethan Tyler.

There was
a huge crowd of spectators – freshmen and upperclassmen alike – congregated to
cheer on the performers, sing along to their favorite songs and enjoy the hot
chocolate and cake provided by SCOPE. Overall, the night was an excellent
example of everybody from the UNH community coming out and supporting the
talent of various performers.