Volleyball Team Raises Sexual Assault Awareness; Triumphs over Colby

Volleyball Team Raises Sexual Assault Awareness; Triumphs over Colby

ecticut College Volleyball team celebrated a 3-0 shutout victory against Colby College. Over 200 fans gathered at Luce Field House to support the Camels, who have since clinched a NESCAC playoff berth with their impressive 13-5 record. For the home team, Jenny Kellogg ’19, Sam Hunter ’18 and Caroline Martin ’16 emerged as game leaders. Kellogg ripped 10 kills and six digs to lead the team to victory. Hunter landed eight kills, two aces, two assists and two digs for the hosts. And Martin, for her part, registered six kills,…

Promising Camels Prepare for the Championship

Promising Camels Prepare for the Championship

It’s been a booming couple of weeks for the Men’s Soccer team. Out of 14 games this season, the team has taken nine wins. Of their NESCAC games, the Camels have won four, exactly half of the games they’ve played so far and enough to secure a position in the NESCAC championship. The team has surged on the backs of strong leadership and motivated first-years, said coach Kenny Murphy, who will be entering his seventh year. “We’ve got strong senior leadership – five captains,” he said, listing them all off….

Good Ol’ A Cappella

Good Ol’ A Cappella

With families and friends galore, the weekend of Harvestfest at Connecticut College was, as usual, a big hit. To kick off the activities, the ever so popular and loved a cappella groups at Conn performed on Friday night, Oct. 9. The weather outside was rainy, and lightning lit up the windows in Harkness Chapel, but nobody was deterred from seeing the seasoned veterans of a cappella show their shiny new members the ropes. All seven a cappella groups had held a collaborative performance in September when students first arrived on…

Ten Short Stories that will Change Your Life

Ten Short Stories that will Change Your Life

Everyone has at least one of those “aha” works of literature that have changed the way they think or feel. Most of the time, it’s a novel we read in high school or a poem we found in college. I have discovered that the short story is one of the most cathartic forms of literature that exists. I loved T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is part of the reason I want to be a writer, but nothing has affected me…

College’s Archives Host Open House

College’s Archives Host Open House

The recent Fall Weekend open house at the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives was an impressive opportunity for the staff working there to show off some of the highlights of Connecticut College’s holdings. On display was an incredible array of objects from fields ranging from the fine arts to the written arts, as well as various objects associated with the history of the College. Benjamin Panciera, Ruth Rusch Sheppe ’40 Director of Special Collections and Rebecca Parmer, the College’s archivist, were on hand to describe the objects…

Making Impressions of Impressionist Makers

Making Impressions of  Impressionist Makers

In the glowing afternoon sun, a stream of people strolled through the arboretum gates to the outdoor amphitheater. The group gathered for instruction on painting the landscape. This Oct. 7 program, free to Connecticut College students and organized by Maggie Redfern, assistant director of the arboretum, brought Julie Riggs, an art educator from the Florence Griswold Museum in East Lyme, to campus. Riggs taught members of the College and New London communities about American impressionism and how to make one’s own impressionist works. Riggs gathered the crowd into a semicircle…

Music Department Concert Presents A Variety of Music

Music Department Concert Presents A Variety of Music

On Friday, Oct. 9, Evans Hall was filled with all different types of music: fast paced, slow paced, exuberant, solemn…the list is never ending. On this night, the Connecticut College Department of Music presented Prism: An Ensemble Sampler, an hour-long concert featuring performances by some of Conn’s music ensembles. The program included performances from the Concert Band, Camel Heard, Traditional Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra. The concert began with a performance by the small choral group, Camel Heard. Conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Wendy Moy and accompanied by…

OnStage Premieres with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

OnStage Premieres with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

This season of onStage at Connecticut College performances opened on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10 in Palmer Auditorium. Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are a banjo duo and married couple who have been performing together since the birth of their son in 2013. This arrangement has the double benefit of letting them keep the family together (they tour with their son, who attends the first half-hour of their shows, before bedtime), while letting the parents make one-of-a-kind banjo music. They sat side by side on the stage and performed…

Full Participation and Structural Exclusion

Full Participation and  Structural Exclusion

Connecticut College was founded as Connecticut College for Women after Wesleyan became exclusively all male. Connecticut College enjoys laying claim to this history. Although the college’s celebration of this past is justifiable to an extent, the women who had access to a Connecticut College education for much of its early history were relatively privileged wealthy white women from New England. Thus, although it is possible to laud sections of the college’s history, it is also very important to recognize its struggles with diversity. We must not fall prey to the…

Making Impressions of Impressionist Makers

Making Impressions of Impressionist Makers

In the glowing afternoon sun, a stream of people strolled through the arboretum gates to the outdoor amphitheater. The group gathered for instruction on painting the landscape. This Oct. 7 program, free to Connecticut College students and organized by Maggie Redfern, assistant director of the arboretum, brought Julie Riggs, an art educator from the Florence Griswold Museum in East Lyme, to campus. Riggs taught members of the College and New London communities about American impressionism and how to make one’s own impressionist works. Riggs gathered the crowd into a semicircle…

Suze Clues

Suze Clues

Editor’s note: The College Voice is bringing back the classic advice column in a big way! Ask Suze, our in-house relationship and lifestyle guru, all the questions you’ve been mulling over. Send Suze your questions anonymously at www.sayat.me/CCCol- legeVoiceAdvice. Dear Suze, I kind of want to try something new in terms of hooking up with someone, but I am really self-conscious of my friends gossiping or making fun of me. What should I do? To quote Kevin G. from Mean Girls: “Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your…

Uneasy Access: Analyzing Barriers in Residential Life

Uneasy Access: Analyzing Barriers in Residential Life

*Sarah Rose Gruszecki is a current floor governor in   Brandford House. Over the past decade, The Office of Residential Education and Living has made exceptional strides in serving the needs of our community. Additional house staff positions have been established to best support the needs of students and the highly successful Residential Education Fellows (or REF) program provides opportunities for students to engage with their professors and peers to discuss challenges facing our campus and world. The implementation of the College’s gender inclusive bathrooms and housing policies are also illustrative…