Sweet Honey in the Rock

Following a Freeman Shabbat dinner on Apr. 1, I saw the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock perform in Palmer Auditorium. Sweet Honey in the Rock is an ensemble of five women who have been expressing their history as African-American women through song, dance, spoken word and sign language since 1973....

Junot Díaz

For a literary celebrity, Junot Díaz arrived in a remarkably modest fashion. Twenty minutes late due to thick Connecticut traffic, he quietly entered the 1941 room through the main door and walked along the side of the crowd without announcement. Díaz stood silently next to Professor Sheetal Chhabria, wearing a gray hoodie and a t-shirt...

Experiencing Hamilton

As the librettist for the Broad- way musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has created a musical fantasia about the man on the ten dollar bill and a Founding Father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. Without a doubt, Hamilton is as revolutionary as the young man who helped create the America we know today. My experience...

Endgame Comes to Conn

Waiting for pain medication. Looking out the window at a barren landscape. Savoring a stale biscuit. Such dismal actions comprise the lives of the characters in the post-apocalyptic world of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Di- rector Patrick Gallagher Landes ’16 brought such devastated world to Connecticut College on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 in...

Sparks Fly at New London Makerspace

Last October, Spark Makerspace opened at 86 Golden St. in downtown New London. The project was spearheaded by social entrepreneurs Hannah Gant and George Ryan, and the space joins many across the country cultivating creativity in various media. According to their website, Spark members pay a monthly fee for access to a full woodshop, commercial...

Parents

A girl once told me that she was mad at her parents. Little did she know I had a lot of experience in that field. Not as a parent, but someone who missed them. I asked, “Why are you mad at them?” To which she replied “My mother’s just always on my back about everything.”...

Women’s Empowerment Initiative to Present “Coming from the Beast” this Saturday

On Feb. 20, the Women’s Empowerment Initiative will be performing their first annual monologue-based production, this year titled “Coming from the Beast.” Seniors Rachel Maddox and Juliette Verrengia spoke to the Voice about the recent history and changes in the show, and their goals for this year’s performance. Maddox is the artistic director for the...