tUnE-yArDs Releases Single, Promises New Album

December 12, 2017 Sam Weisenthal 0

Eight years ago, a voice recorder, GarageBand, and Merill Garbus’ feminist pop punk genius were the bare bones necessities used to make tUnE-yArDs’ debut album, “BiRd-BrAiNs.” The Guardian claimed, in its five star review, that “BiRd-BrAiNs” was “the find of the year.”

Thor: Ragnarok–If It’s Not Doing Well, Make It a Comedy

December 12, 2017 Emir Kulluk 0

Ever since I saw the first trailer, Thor Ragnarok caused an emotional stir within me. The varieties in color and the serious change in tone made me question whether Marvel was trying something new with one of their less-successful heroes, or simply  trying to replicate the success of the Guardians of The Galaxy movies.

Shelter Proves Crucial in Opioid Epidemic

December 11, 2017 Abigail Acheson 0

Deaths from opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016 alone, and almost half (46%) of the American population has a family member or close friend with a current or past drug addiction according to Pew Research Center.

Pilot Program Fosters Education through Personal Narrative

December 10, 2017 Dana Gallagher 0

Achievement of sustained participation in any social movement depends in large part on the degree to which the movement’s mission directly relates to the everyday lives of its participants. Emma Race ’18 has taken this truism to heart when implementing her Spanish-language storytelling workshops in New London this semester.

Rethinking Charles Manson

December 10, 2017 Riley Meachem 1

If one were to poll pedestrians on a city street anywhere in the country, not all of them would be familiar with the Oklahoma bomber, Timothy McVeigh, or America’s most prolific serial killer, Gary Ridgway. A good deal of them would probably not be able to remember the Bosnian genocide, or remember the names of any school shooters. But no matter where in the country you go, you will encounter a great deal of people who know who Charles Manson is.

Oil Spill Proves Negligence

December 9, 2017 Abigail Acheson 0

Imagine if your roommate had an affinity for candles and one day accidentally set your room on fire. The next day, Conn sends an email to all of its students announcing that candles can now be lit in all of the dorms.

Net Neutrality Under Grave Threat

December 8, 2017 Cameron Dyer-Hawes 0

No matter how snugly it sits in the pocket of corporations, the federal government is still responsible for protecting citizens from the type of unashamed indecency of expected exploits that would come with the repeal of net neutrality.

Murder on the Orient Express Keeps Thrills on Track

December 8, 2017 Riley Meachem 0

I love corny Mystery novels. From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Dexter, Jo Nesbo to Nancy Drew (yeah, you read that right) pretty much any text with a crime, a series of plot twists, and an arrogant know-it-all protagonist will have me turning pages faster than Trump goes through Cabinet members, or a bag of McNuggets.