Peace (Corps) & Conflict

October 29, 2017 Maia Hibbett 0

There’s a big, ugly intrusion on the fourth page of this issue. In its full multicolored glory, its text commands: “MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WORLD.” Because you are the educated, privileged reader of a college newspaper, the text reminds, the “world” is yours.

Theater Department: Uncommon Women and Others

October 29, 2017 Saadya Chevan 0

Hillyer Hall was constructed in 1917 as the first gymnasium for Connecticut College for Women. It was the fifth building constructed by the College, and similarly to the building that preceded it, Winthrop House, it was constructed quickly with the intention that it be a temporary building; however, unlike Winthrop House, the space has been utilized more successfully.

Heartbreak: Tom Petty Dead at 66

October 29, 2017 Jacee Cox 0

I knew the words to “Free Fallin” before I could write my own name. On multiple Maine to California family road trips as a young child, Tom Petty comprised the soundtrack to the sites through which we passed. From the Badlands to Hoover Dam to the Redwoods, Petty’s music always meshed with the landscape. The story of “American Girl” could be seen on the main streets of any small town, whether it be located in Arkansas or Idaho. Petty’s music was more than a classic-rock sound; it was a characterizing element of the American lifestyle.

Finding Inspiration in Art and Coffee

October 29, 2017 Elizabeth Berry 0

In her short story “How to Become a Writer,” Lorrie Moore narrates: “at home I drink a lot of coffee.” Moore offers tips on how to become a writer while recounting her own struggle with the process.

Handmade Food at Montauk House

October 29, 2017 Elizabeth Berry 0

Ten minutes from the Connecticut College campus stands a cafe which prides itself on handcrafted food. One can spot it from the wooden picnic tables out front, a feature that reminded me of a lobster shack on Cape Cod. Inside are wooden tables and chairs with orange cushions, and the kitchen is visible to the customer’s eye. When you first walk into the restaurant, a chalkboard displays the menu. It’s the only one, as Montauk does not use printed menus. Instead, they keep the chalkboard up-to-date, and it currently features several sandwiches, tacos, salads, and soups. Montauk brings a delicious new meaning to hand-crafted food and the setting for such a meal—at home rather than in a cafe.

What the Hell is the ‘Opioid Epidemic’? A Brief History

October 28, 2017 Riley Meachem 0

While the rise of the term “opioid epidemic” certainly has something to do with the highly-publicized and competitive 2016 election rhetoric, it isn’t fake news. According to a study done by Michael’s House Treatment Center, drug overdoses now represent the leading cause of accidental death in the United States—higher than the number of people killed in car crashes. Over a quarter of those deaths were due to heroin or other opioids, and nearly a quarter of all people in the country who have a substance abuse problem are addicted to opiates—more than alcohol, cocaine, or benzodiazepines. This is a 300% increase from 2010.

What’s Good on HBOGo?

October 28, 2017 Hannah Johnston 0

HBOGo is so good, you’ll actually find yourself neglecting Netflix. Thanks to Information Services, every Conn student has access to the premium streaming service with every show and movie ever produced by HBO, as well as a plethora of rotating films. It’s hard to know where to start, and there’s not always time to scroll through everything that’s available for an hour and a half, so I made a list of recommendations.

The Hollywood Bubble: Time to Pop?

October 28, 2017 Emir Kulluk 0

Films are awesome. Nobody can deny that. Whether you’re looking for action, horror, comedy, western, or drama, there is a movie for everybody. Films get announced, get vigorously marketed, and then get put out on the big screen for everybody to enjoy. However, only a select few of these thousands of movies actually become critically acclaimed, are embraced by the masses, and manage to turn a profit.

SHAED

October 28, 2017 Samantha Barth 0

“We make colorful music,” electropop trio SHAED informed the crowd at their Fall Ball performance on Oct. 7. The short declaration serves as a slogan for the band, which consists of lead singer Chelsea Lee and multi-instrumentalist brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, all of whom hail from Washington, DC.