Modern Dance: Performing Life

Modern Dance: Performing Life

I’ve never been one to understand Modern dance. Before coming to Conn, the only dance I was really exposed to was classical and modern ballet. Like many other Conn students, I discovered modern dance for the first time when I came to Conn. For many people, myself included, modern dance is hard to understand. Why is she eating on stage? Why are they running in circles? What’s with the falling and catching themselves? To this day, I don’t completely understand why these specific elements are integrated into modern dances. However,…

The Arts and Academia: Art and the Itch

The Arts and Academia: Art and the Itch

sat down this week with art major Anna Grofik ’16 and Gregory Bailey, Associate Professor of Art and current Chair of the Art Department. The subject was their subject: Art. Studio art, more precisely, as it lives and breathes in this particular enclave of academia. The art world, in academia and elsewhere, is saturated with dichotomies. One of which is the distinction habitually made between artists and non-artists, between those who create and those who witness. In this view, each of us falls into one or the other camp, based…

She Was a Goddess

She Was a Goddess

Daniel Jacobson had the swagger of a pubescent fourteen year old who had just learned to shave. This was because Daniel was a pubescent fourteen year old who got his first razor, a Gillette Fusion ProGlide, a week ago. But, after just one shave, Daniel had decided to grow a beard. That’s what he told his friends when they asked him about the few stray hairs poking through his otherwise hairless chin. All the girls were obsessed with a new age of “lumbersexuals,” anyway. He was just trying to appease…

Mariachi: A Burgeoning Cultural Intervention

Mariachi: A Burgeoning Cultural Intervention

Krystal Moreno ’16 of Santa Ana, California first started playing Mariachi in her sophomore year of high school. A music teacher at her high school had initially proposed starting a Mariachi band in their school, and Moreno was one of the students who immediately expressed interest. “As a third generation Mexican-American, playing Mariachi was a way for me to connect with the culture of my grandparents,” she said. From then on, Mariachi became an integral part of her high school years. “I did not, however, realize how important Mariachi had…

Allocating $5 Million: Speculating on Athletics Donation Specifics

Allocating $5 Million: Speculating on Athletics Donation Specifics

What does it mean when the College’s athletic department receives $5 million dollars? I think, like many of us who first heard the news that twenty million was being gifted, I quickly pictured the donation having immediate impact. A building, a program, a scholarship (this was immediately implemented in the form of the Hale Scholars Program), but something to quantify the growth of our school from this donation, to translate it into a result we could measure up in the NESCAC conference. The $5 million dollar allocation to Connecticut College…

Nobody Said it’d be Easy: The Life of a Mets Fan

Nobody Said it’d be Easy: The Life of a Mets Fan

It was around 10 a.m. when we had a class break while studying abroad in Vietnam. From April onwards, I lived in a time zone 11 hours ahead of my home on the East Coast. That meant prime time for New York Mets baseball was during Vietnamese class, and class breaks allowed me to check stats and scores for the Mets. The Mets performed beyond expectations in the beginning of the season, allowing them to hold the top spot for the NL East for some time. It was crazy to…

Perspectives on the NFL #1

Perspectives on the NFL #1

This has been an unusual year for the NFL. Many teams projected to go deep into the playoffs have underperformed (the Colts, Ravens and Seahawks just to name a few). There are also four teams with 7-0 records, which has never happened before. While the Bengals, Broncos and Panthers have all looked resilient, the most dominant team by far has been the New England Patriots. They have a plus 116 point differential coming into week nine.  NFL analysts knew that the Patriots would be good coming into this year, but…

A Game We’ll Never Forget

A Game We’ll Never Forget

For the second year in a row, a Connecticut College soccer team defeated Williams College in NESCAC playoff action, and in penalty kicks nonetheless. This year it was the men’s turn, defeating Williams College on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Harkness Field, in front of a large and rowdy crowd of students, as well as parents and faculty. The year before it was the women who beat Williams in penalty kicks in the NESCAC championship at their own field. The victory against Williams is the men’s team’s second straight NESCAC quarterfinal…

Syrian Task Force Established on Campus

Syrian Task Force Established on Campus

At the height of the crisis this year, as many as 10,000 migrants a day sought entry to Europe. Causalities of failed states, these 60 million displaced families and refugees have fled their home countries in numbers unseen since World War II. Syrians account for 34% of migrants destined for Europe. Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan follow in contributing to the massive diaspora. Unlike past migrant crisis, the one now besetting Europe features a large scale of arrivals over a short time frame. The movement shows no signs of abating any…

TCV Poll #1

TCV Poll #1

The College Voice is beginning a new project to more accurately gauge the thoughts of the Connecticut College community on a wide variety of topics, including both on-campus and off-campus. The results of the poll from the weekend of Oct. 25 are included below, and a new poll is created every two weeks in conjunction with our production schedule. To see the results of poll, please go here. +20

A Conn-quering Hero Returns: Sloane Crosley ’00 gives Keynote Speech at Parents’ Weekend

A Conn-quering Hero Returns: Sloane Crosley ’00 gives Keynote Speech at Parents’ Weekend

Watching author Sloane Crosley ’00 walk across the stage in Evans Hall, it was hard to believe that someone that put together had been a Conn student so recently. She was one of us, but the successful, naturally charming and witty version of us that we all want to be at some point after graduation. Crosley was the keynote speaker during Parents’ Weekend, and Evans Hall was completely full. Parents crossed and uncrossed their legs, checking their schedules while their respective Conn-student-children checked their phones, waiting for the event to…

Pitching Propels Mets, Royals to World Series

Pitching Propels Mets, Royals to World Series

We’re six months into the baseball season, and finally only two teams remain to battle it out in a best-of- seven series.  The New York Mets, from the National League, and the Kansas City Royals, from the American League, will oppose each other in a best of seven series to crown the World Series Champion of 2015.  The two teams have many similar qualities that have gotten them through the Championship Series, but in a World Series even the smallest flaws in a team could lead to a loss. The…