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U.S. Continues to Neglect Puerto Rico

November 19, 2017 Jozette Moses 0

During a recent news conference in San Juan with Puerto Rico officials and the Trump Administration, President Trump said, “I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack.” His response to the effects of Hurricane Maria on the American territory was an effective representation of the U.S. government’s lackluster attempts to rebuild the storm-ravaged territory.

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Art of Resistance Met with Reality of Complacence

November 14, 2017 Lauren Baretta 0

The day after I gave a presentation about the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, I entered Cummings to find an imposing and impactful exhibit that proved the subject of my presentation was more relevant than ever almost 50 years later.

Aroundtown Expresses Love in Dance

November 14, 2017 James Murray 0

“Today, love is dividing…all around and just out of reach.”
Tumultuous emotion spilled out of every dancer’s fluid and graceful movement last Saturday night under the intense orange glow of strategically-placed lighting. David Dorfman’s Aroundtown premiered at Connecticut College in Palmer Hall last week, taking form as an Onstage performance put on by the College. The performance was both deeply emotional and uniquely personal, as almost every individual dancer performed an original monologue or solo that was woven effectively and purposefully into the show.

First Year, First Impressions of Social Life

November 8, 2017 Christina Tougias 0

When choosing a college, many students are concerned with how they can have fun in between all of their hard work. As a result, on-campus social life emerges as a defining feature in higher education. It is especially important for first-years as they are meeting many new people, making friends, and in most cases, living away from home for the first time. While some students have settled into a social life that works for them, many first-years are still navigating how the social scene works.

Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market: An Underutilized Campus Resource

November 8, 2017 Elizabeth Berry 0

Every Friday at Crozier-Williams, students can get free and fresh produce at the Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market. In passing, I have seen baskets filled with tomatoes and peppers, but this past Friday I stopped by to have a closer look at what the market was offering. On this particular day, students could buy a variety of herbs, arugula, and beets, all of which were grown on campus in the Sprout Garden behind Cro. As there is no other food market on campus for students who want fresh food, the Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market offers students access to produce.

Choir Concerns Voiced, but not Heard

November 8, 2017 Katey Vesta 0

Between a cappella, choir, and MOBROC bands, the number of vocal performance groups at Conn seems awfully high for a campus of only 1,865 students. However, one cannot deny that vocal performances are popular at Conn, with concerts like last month’s PRISM expo drawing impressive crowds and large audition pools creating a competitive environment. As in many aspects of student life, there are widely varying opinions within the choir program about the true measures of its success.