On Campus Discussions of Race

When I see posters for an event that invites me to talk about race, here’s what I know I’m being invited to: observing the internal discourse among white people on this campus as they try to grapple with issues of guilt and political correctness and try to find out what they can and cannot say […]

Check-in with Fresh Check

Check-in with Fresh Check

On Wednesday, October 1st, Cro was filled with therapy dogs and meditation chairs. To the uninformed student, it was just another Hump Day in the college center. In actuality, the activities were a preview for Fresh Check Day, a mental health fair scheduled for two days later. In an effort to raise awareness about the […]

First-Year Class Leaders Discuss Campaign Strategies

In the election of its cabinet members in early September, the Class of 2018 became a part of the College’s system of shared governance. The two first-years elected to the vice presidency and presidency (Max Becker and Josh Lee, respectively) accomplished this feat without using any posters, campaign videos or streamed Facebook posts. Both delivered […]

A Brief History of the South Sudan Conflict

President Obama promised to help advance Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012. In a White House released fact sheet from that same year, President Obama’s administration stated that the US “remains fully engaged in supporting Sudan and South Sudan.” Yet, South Sudan is on the brink of a potentially crippling civil war. The Obama administration has failed […]

Conn Alum Returns to Screen New Film Memphis

Written and directed by Tim Sutton; director of photography, Chris Dapkins; edited by Seth Bomse; music by Willis Earl Beal; production design by Bart Mangrum; produced by John Baker; released by Kino Lorber. Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes. This film is not rated. Connecticut College alumn Tim Sutton ’92 returned to campus on Wednesday, […]

Wig and Candle Stages Rent for a Cause

Wig and Candle Stages Rent for a Cause

On Oct. 3, Connecticut College’s student run theater program Wig and Candle brought Jonathan Larson’s acclaimed play Rent to the stage in an ambitious and highly memorable benefit concert. The production, which packed all of Harkness Chapel within a matter of minutes, had just four weeks to prepare the rock-operetta show. Despite its limited rehearsal […]