A recent popular Twitter and Facebook campaign, #metoo, asked women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to share and promote the hashtag in order to show solidarity and raise alarm. Though a laptop or phone screen has a way of diluting crises, Conn is not exempt from the systemic discrimination against women that this campaign renounces. For women on college campuses, sexual harassment and assault are all too real a threat.
Fall Weekend spans three days and consists of various events intended to showcase students’ work and athletic abilities. It also gives families a chance to reunite after students have been at school for nearly two months. For first-year students, this is a particularly exciting weekend, as Harvest Festival and the Fall Ball both take place on Saturday.
According to Connecticut College president Katherine Bergeron, “Joshua Green ‘94 is arguably one of the most influential long-form journalists in America today.” For the 20th annual Sound Lab Foundation lecture, Green spoke and engaged in a Q&A with the audience in Evans Hall regarding his recent book, Devil’s Bargain, and his other work in journalism and politics. Devil’s Bargain has reached number one on The New York Times bestseller chart, and has provided many readers with extraordinary insight into the 2016 election season, the Steve Bannon/Donald Trump relationship, and their success in gaining the highest office in the United States of America.
“Think. Do. Lead.” is the Hakuna Matata of Connecticut College. If you entered Conn in the class of 2018 or 2019, there is probably a shirt bearing the three punctuated words in your closet. If you’re like me, you have worn that article of clothing and contemplated the true meaning of this campus philosophy.
In the Oct. 3 edition of The College Voice, Jillian Noyes wrote an article: “Mental Health at Conn: Are We as in Touch as we Claim?” It is important that students on campus understand the mental health services and supports that are available on campus.
Whenever I see a blue recycling bin next to a gray trash bin on this campus, I can’t help but look into the blue bin to see what people have “recycled” in it. Food, candy wrappers, used paper towels—it’s all in there—and it always has me wondering what happens to the refuse in the blue bins.
Communities across the U.S. celebrated disjointed holidays on Oct. 9. While some municipalities, businesses, and educational institutions recognized Columbus Day, others paid homage to the millions of people dispossessed by Christopher Columbus—and the conquest in which he played a part—by observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. New London public schools and Connecticut College joined the ranks of the latter.
There are some things that every college student should know, regardless of what institution they attend: stay on top of reading assignments, don’t trust drinks mixed in buckets, and know how to utilize Title IX. This last point came under the spotlight when the Obama administration enacted several changes on the federal level as to how the policy would be implemented on college campuses.
The opening scene of the film The Land Between features hundreds of dark and shadowed figures moving through the illuminated lights of lampposts and helicopters rising from three erect barricades.
Intersectional oppression exists on various scales, from campus to country. When we face intersectional violence, whether directly or indirectly, one of the ways in which we fight back is by walking out.