Assuming Responsibility for Our Safety

Assuming Responsibility for Our Safety

Although it feels like spring is in full swing, winter’s snow was falling just days ago. On the Connecticut College campus, the community experienced “winter,” in its full effect for about a month – snow igloos, nordic skis and snowball fights. A celebratory cry rings from students when classes are cancelled, but it seems that the reason for cancellations is overlooked. The weather was never bad enough that students couldn’t walk from their dorm to their classroom building; just lace up the winter boots, put on a winter parka, and…

Provisions for Programs

Provisions for Programs

In our super competitive world, it becomes increasingly important to stand out. This is evident on websites, resumes and college profiles. Connecticut College prides itself on its 55 areas of study, which is fantastic for the undecided high school senior applying to school. It has the best of both worlds: a liberal arts environment with the berth of study of a big university. A problem arises, however, when the reality does not meet advertised expectations. Fields of study at the College are broken into two categories: programs and departments. The…

Keep Health in Mind

Keep Health in Mind

It’s difficult to balance everything while staying physically healthy, not to mention mentally healthy. Most of the time we put our mental health on the backburner, thinking it is nonessential and we are too busy to worry about it. Between practice, club meetings, homework and class, we barely have time to eat and sleep. However, mental health is integral to our overall health, and we need to spend some serious time maintaining it. Here at Conn, we are lucky enough to have supportive Student Counseling Services (SCS). About 25% of…

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/CCCollegeVoiceAdvice. Am I a terrible person if I want my friend from home to break up with her boyfriend so I can date her? Well no. I wouldn’t say you’re a terrible person, that seems a bit extreme. Feelings are feelings, and they’re weird and inexplicable and sometimes they seem inappropriate but they…

Examining Demographics in New Hampshire

Examining  Demographics in New Hampshire

Overall, this year’s democratic race has been very surprising. In New Hampshire’s primary, Hillary Clinton suffered an unprecedented loss. Though polls had predicted Sanders leading in New Hampshire for quite some time, the margin by which he won shows instability in Clinton’s campaign. When Sanders launched his campaign last spring, he was considered an outsider. Pundits thought Clinton would win by a mile and that the United States would probably keep a moderate democrat in the White House. When Bernie’s campaign gained traction over the summer, showing that he had…

Alumni Spotlight: Phoebe Bakanas ’10 – Thriving in Technology and Data Virtualization

Alumni Spotlight: Phoebe Bakanas ’10 – Thriving in Technology and Data Virtualization

Editor’s Note: To further connect alumni to current students, The College Voice is working to create a consistent Alumni Spotlight column, featuring alumni from all walks of life. If you are a Connecticut College graduate and are interested in being interviewed by one of our writers, please email contact@thecollegevoice.org.  “I wanted a school where I could do everything,” said Phoebe Bakanas ’10 when discussing her initial decision to attend Connecticut College. As a musician, athlete and student of computer science, Bakanas wanted a liberal arts college where she would be…

Evolving Activism: The Black Freedom Movement

Evolving Activism:  The Black Freedom Movement

On Feb. 17, Barbara Ransby, a professor of African-American studies at the University of Chicago, spoke about the cultural legacy of the Black Freedom Movement  in Cro’s Nest. The talk, entitled “The Long Black Freedom Movement: from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter,” focused on the difference in organizational style of ’60s activists compared to present-day social advocates. Commenting on the effectiveness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s centralized campaign structure, Ransby expressed her view that Americans today dismiss the validity of the grassroots “Black Lives Matter” movement. Specifically, by…

Checkup with the Health Center

Checkup with the Health Center

The Health Center at Connecticut College has an infamous reputation for both delaying student appointments and its policy of being closed on weekends. The lack of accessibility last semester, which students ascribe to poor organization, was actually a result of understaffing. Laura O’Connell, one of the nurses, told The College Voice that it was an “incredibly stressful semester. We were operating with only half of the usual staff. I’m working on a degree right now and I was struggling every day to balance writing papers and working extra hours for…

Coast Guard Game Officially Canceled

Coast Guard Game  Officially Canceled

Althought it was never officially on the books, for the first time in its storied history, the classic club hockey faceoff between the United States Coast Guard Academy and Connecticut College, neighbors from across Route 32, will not be occurring. The reasoning for the cancellation has not been obvious. Some have suggested that a simple lack of communication between rink managers was the cause. Others put forth that the game, which has the reputation of being rowdy, had been cancelled in favor of maintaining the decorum of both schools. The…

Dean Cobham to Introduce Non-discimination Policy to Campus

Dean Cobham to Introduce  Non-discimination Policy to Campus

The search for a permanent Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion continues, but already, B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, the new Associate Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, has been on the job for almost three months. Dr. McNeely Cobham brings 25 years of experience in higher education to her role at the College. Although this appointment marks her first time as a full time diversity officer, she has previously performed administrative responsibilities as a faculty member at various institutions. Here at Conn, she is working on the development of a…

Through Three Mediums: Ammerman Scholars Reflect on Senior Projects

Through Three Mediums:  Ammerman Scholars Reflect on Senior Projects

Although Drew André ’16, Juan Flores ’16 and Grace Juster ’16 all combine art and technology in their projects as scholars of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology (CAT), they do so in unique ways. Due to his interest in music technology, André, a Music major, applied to CAT. Once accepted, he took the required Computer Science course. “Computer science changed my world,” he said. It gave him the skills to create his project, which explores accurate representations of music through light. Using Arduino, a microcomputer, he has developed…

Women’s Empowerment Initiative to Present “Coming from the Beast” this Saturday

Women’s Empowerment Initiative to Present “Coming from the Beast” this Saturday

On Feb. 20, the Women’s Empowerment Initiative will be performing their first annual monologue-based production, this year titled “Coming from the Beast.” Seniors Rachel Maddox and Juliette Verrengia spoke to the Voice about the recent history and changes in the show, and their goals for this year’s performance. Maddox is the artistic director for the show and Verrengia is the producer and head of Women’s Empowerment (W.E.) Initiative. Both, throughout their almost four years at Conn, have been a part of the W.E. Initiative, formerly known as As Told by…