Archive by category Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Response to Anique Ashraf

The following letter to the editor was written by Bettina Weiss ’15, producer of the new production As Told By Vaginas, in response to Anique Ashraf’s ’17 article, Scrutinizing “As Told By Vaginas:” The Pervasive Disinclusion of Trans and Gender-queer Individuals in Feminist Performance.  The article can be read here. The College Voice does not endorse either side of the […]

On Campus Discussions of Race

When I see posters for an event that invites me to talk about race, here’s what I know I’m being invited to: observing the internal discourse among white people on this campus as they try to grapple with issues of guilt and political correctness and try to find out what they can and cannot say […]

On the End (Part Dave)

I entered this year under the assumption that my art thesis would be the focus of my senior year, the central object of my labor, the pot always simmering on the back burner of my mind. It wasn’t, though, and as I sit here in The College Voice office on a Sunday night, surrounded by […]

On the End (Part Mel)

“What are you doing after graduation?” It’s a question that makes me cringe every time I hear it. Recently, I’ve started reacting with a visible twitch, which leads whoever is asking to add, “Oh, should I not ask?” “No,” I say. “You can. But I don’t have an answer.” As April comes to a close, […]

On Grammar

Dear Campus Community, People love referring to things as “an art.” For example, “editing is an art,” some editors would quip. I disagree. To me, art is fluid and irrational, adhering to rules set only by the artist (Dave can attest to that). The choice to set rules exists, and they can be dictated by […]

On What’s Next

During my semester abroad, while residing in a small, un-insulated cabin somewhere in the upper peaks of the Andes Mountains in Peru, I received an email from the Voice and realized there was no escape. I also realized that I didn’t mind that in the least. When I joined the Voice as a first year […]

On the End (Part Madeline)

These sorts of pieces have one of two endings. The first kind ends happily—the message being that things at this school are improving, that we are being kinder to each other or more inclusive, that everyone is trying and things are working. The second kind is admonishing, usually, telling us that we need to change, […]

On the End (Part Molly)

I would say it’s impossible to fully prepare oneself for the waves of emotions brought about by the end of senior year at Conn. Faced with less than three weeks remaining of calling New London our home; it’s become increasingly evident how precious every minute is. Even once recognizing the legitimacy of the looming May […]

On Endorsements

Some readers may have noticed that, over the weekend, The College Voice released endorsements for select candidates running in the SGA elections. Though the article originally presented the recommendations as unanimous choices made by the editorial board, it was quickly amended to make clear that the candidates named were selected by our Managing Editor, based […]

On Opinions

We of the Opinions section have been having stylistic differences with the some of the other College Voice staff. We have been politely advised that our section trends toward “ranting” to which, at first, we disagreed vehemently and stubbornly and then threatened to quit the paper. No, in reality, the team chemistry here is second […]

On Actualizing the Bubble

In anticipation of the next four snowstorms this week, Connecticut College has issued an emergency architectural reconstruction project to protect its precious Camels from the harsh elements. The proverbial Bubble will be realized in the next coming days, encompassing everything from the Lyman Allyn to College House, as well as the Winchesters and Mr. G’s […]