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On Who is News at Connecticut College

In mid-September, I found out that my boss from one of my campus jobs had passed away.                                                                                    When the person who had been tasked with disseminating the news told me, I couldn’t breathe. Ruth? I had just seen her three short months ago – had numerous emails signed ‘Thanks!’ from her in my inbox […]

On Why Voting Matters

A discouraging 36% of eligible voters exercised their constitutional right to elect officials to local, state, and federal offices. I’ve been grappling with this dismaying recent voter turnout statistic from the most recent November 4th midterm elections. As an avid follower of the elections, I was up until the wee hours of Wednesday the 5th, […]

The College Voice Plans An Event

With so many other clubs on campus planning events based on the performance unit of a monologue, The College Voice wanted to—ahem—throw our ~voices~ into the mix. Kidding, kind of. In all seriousness, the current push to find stories that represent the wide range of personal experiences influenced our decision to begin planning an event […]

On Rumors

“Professor Vyse: The Myth, The Man, The Legend” Two weeks ago, this is what I found nestled amongst a plethora of Yaks. Usual Yak fair generally includes skunks, broken heating and Netflix. All of them are meant to be lighthearted; some of them miss the mark. It’s anonymous. It’s a joke. But this gave me […]

On Art and Sound and Space

The artist Richard Serra described his sculpture Tilted Arc as being a “site-specific work and as such not to be relocated. To remove the work is to destroy the work.” Site-specific artwork is one of the most interesting forms of art, because the artist doesn’t just arbitrarily create their work, but takes into account the […]

Letter to The Editor

Members of the Connecticut College Student Government Association recently attended the annual NESCAC Student Government Conference. The delegation met with representatives from Bates College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, and Tufts University, and we have much to report. I am proud to announce that Connecticut College continues to lead the NESCAC in our approach to understanding, […]

On Race

Why does everyone pretend they understand me? I get the same advice from different people every day. I am lonely out here at Connecticut College. I am a depressed African American male who needs a little help and guidance adjusting to the young adults that live here. When I am here, I feel like I […]

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, […]