Letter to the Editor: Response to Anique Ashraf

The following letter to the editor was written by Bettina Weiss ’15, producer of the new production As Told By Vaginas, in response to Anique Ashraf’s ’17 article, Scrutinizing “As Told By Vaginas:” The Pervasive Disinclusion of Trans and Gender-queer Individuals in Feminist Performance.  The article can be read here. The College Voice does not endorse either side of the […]

The Signing and Reaffirming of the Shared Governance Covenant

The Signing and Reaffirming of the Shared Governance Covenant

On Thursday, Oct 9, prominent leaders of the campus community came together to reaffirm Connecticut College’s commitment to shared governance. College President Katherine Bergeron, Student Government Association President Ethan Underhill ’15, Co-Director of the Office of Sustainability and Chair of Staff Council Josh Stoffel and Dance Department Chair/representative of the Facutly Steering and Conference Committee […]

Scrutinizing “As Told By Vaginas:” The Pervasive Disinclusion of Trans and Gender-queer Individuals in Feminist Performace

“Why Connecticut College Will No Longer Perform The Vagina Monologues” is one of the most widely read articles online that was published in this newspaper. The article columned by Alia Roth ‘14 pointed out the less savory monologues in the show; the “coochie snorcher” monologue that basically glorified sexual misconduct with a minor; the “Woman Who […]

35 Students Participate in 5-hour Drawing Marathon

35 Students Participate in 5-hour Drawing Marathon

On Sunday, Oct. 5, a classroom on the third floor of Cummings was filled with 35 art students eagerly drawing away, taking part in an annual drawing marathon sponsored by Conn’s Art department. The marathon was mandatory for students from both sections of the introductory foundation art course “Concepts in Two Dimensions.” The students drew […]

Crumbling Homes Amidst a Crumbling America

Crumbling Homes Amidst a Crumbling America

Middle class paranoia sits squarely at the center of Lisa D’Amour’s 2012 play Detroit, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Virginia Anderson over the recent Fall Weekend. The show, set in the suburbs of an American city in the present day, explores the changing landscape of American life through two couples. Couple A: A somewhat-neurotic alcoholic […]

On (not) Doing the Reading

On (not) Doing the Reading

“I didn’t do the reading.” It’s an admission that we all make to ourselves or to each other at one time or another over our college careers, but one that many of us would be less than comfortable telling our professors. It happens just the same to the English major who chose the department partially […]

Camels and Cadets: Why Can’t We be Friends?

I asked Connecticut College students and Coast Guard Academy cadets to sum up the social relationship between the two schools in one word. Some of the responses were, “awkward,” “strained,” “uncomfortable,” “misunderstood,” “negative” and “madness.”  These responses point to a question I have been asking myself for two years: Why is the social relationship between […]