This issue marks the conclusion of my second semester as editor in chief of the Voice, meaning I’m two-thirds of the way done.
When I perused my “This Weekend at Conn” email on Friday morning, I was surprised and grateful to find a variation from the standard a capella concerts and Cro dances: that night, Asian Students in Action (A.S.I.A.) would be screening Resistance at Tule Lake, a 2017 documentary by Konrad Aderer about the underexposed dissenters to the internment of Japanese Americans.
In recent weeks, the name “Harvey Weinstein” has become a common epithet for sexual predators in positions of power.
As Negotiations Progress, Conn Must Recognize Its Debt to New London
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.
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.
Over the summer, Connecticut College fulfilled its final obligation in a ten-year contract with the City of New London. From 2007 to 2017, the College paid the City a total of $100,000, contributing a yearly $7,500 during the first five years of the agreement and $12,500 during the second.
After failed attempts at health-care reform, border-wall construction, and so-called ‘swamp drainage’ have left once-zealous voters wanting, President Donald Trump’s Sep. 5 announcement of DACA’s end offered his supporters much-needed reassurance. For others, the decision’s unclear implementation and rumors of bipartisan compromise further reveal the uncertain position of this ever-changing administration. But to nearly 800,000 Americans, the issue is not one of political bargaining or reputation; it is a promise of condemnation.