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The Places You’ll Go, Here in New Lo

The Places You’ll Go, Here in New Lo

We’re sure by now almost everyone has read (or at least heard about) the article “Shame on Connecticut College” written by David Collins in The Day, or the read the response published in The Voice (and later, The Day) by Sam Norcross last week. And we’re sure some people may feel a sense of animosity […]

Debating Conn’s Off-Campus Housing Policy

Conn is a residential college with on-campus housing guaranteed all four years; we all came here well aware of this fact. The 2014 – 2015 housing lottery booklet clearly states, “Students are expected to live in residence at the College unless they are living with their parents, guardians, spouse or dependents within a 50 mile […]

Shooting Back from Our “Gilded Enclave”: A Response to David Collins’ “Shame on Connecticut College”

Shooting Back from Our “Gilded Enclave”: A Response to David Collins’ “Shame on Connecticut College”

Last time I checked, my dorm room walls were not coated with gold but rather with peeling paint, off-white and revealing a sickly shade of yellow underneath. But according to columnist David Collins, I must be mistaken, because apparently the College I attend, Connecticut College, is a “gilded enclave of arrogance.” The quote comes from […]

The Big Problem with Tiny Cups

The Big Problem with Tiny Cups

It was April 16, 2012, a day that is not only internationally recognized as my half birthday, but also my “Accepted Students Day” visit to Connecticut College. While there were many great parts about Conn (clearly I enjoyed my visit, I’m here aren’t I?) there was one part that really threw me off. Now, it […]