On S-Town & Other Linguistic Labyrinths

October 4, 2017 James Murray 0

As exemplified by its no. 24 spot on top podcast charts, Shit Town, hosted by NPR’s Brian Reed, was one of the most popular podcasts of the past summer. I first heard significant buzz about it from family members, and as the summer progressed, I started hearing more and more from friends and coworkers.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X: When Did 7 8 9?

October 4, 2017 Emir Kulluk 0

Apple regularly turns its annual phone releases into events of epic proportions, and this year was no different. Apple CEO Tim Cook came on the stage to announce not one, but two phones for the Apple enthusiasts out there.

U.N. Mishandles More Than Sex Abuse Allegations

October 4, 2017 Jennifer Skoglund 0

he UN, it reported, had “mishandled 14 abuse cases involving peacekeepers in Central African Republic…The cases cited by the Code Blue campaign, a watchdog group, were investigated last year to determine whether the allegations could be substantiated…in eight cases the alleged victims were not interviewed, and 10 cases did not appear on the U.N. website where data is supposed to be released about sexual misconduct cases.”

On the Growing Bar Culture at Conn: It Is Elitist

October 3, 2017 Oliver O'Neill 1

I don’t think some people at this school realize how rich they really are. The New York Times did a piece about income inequality at elite colleges and named 38 schools that have more students from the top 1% of the income scale than the bottom 60%. Conn, along with almost every other NESCAC, was included on the list. The median family income of the Conn student body is just shy of $200,000 a year, and 73% of Conn’s students hail from the top 20% of the income ladder.

Yaa Gyasi Presents “Homegoing”

October 3, 2017 Elizabeth Berry 0

Students and community members were invited to a private reception in the Cummings Art Center this past Wednesday for refreshments and a chance to meet Yaa Gyasi, the author of the award winning debut novel, Homegoing.

Breaking Journalistic Silences

October 3, 2017 Dana Gallagher 0

We like to think of journalists as neutral arbiters of pressing world issues. Exposure to a wide array of news stories—from environmental concerns to developments in fields of technology and politics—should provide readers with the context to form independent opinions on events at home and abroad. But in the age of Trump, journalistic objectivity seems more an ideal than a reality.