Senior Thesis Spotlight: Sophie Sharps ’16 Researches NYC Charter Schools

“I am and always have been a firm believer in public education,” Sophie Sharps, ‘16, stated when discussing her honors thesis on charter schools. Born and raised in Brooklyn, the sociology major always felt deeply invested in public education. However, her specific interest in charter schools and the privatization movement did not fully blossom until...

Endgame Comes to Conn

Waiting for pain medication. Looking out the window at a barren landscape. Savoring a stale biscuit. Such dismal actions comprise the lives of the characters in the post-apocalyptic world of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Di- rector Patrick Gallagher Landes ’16 brought such devastated world to Connecticut College on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 in...

Sparks Fly at New London Makerspace

Last October, Spark Makerspace opened at 86 Golden St. in downtown New London. The project was spearheaded by social entrepreneurs Hannah Gant and George Ryan, and the space joins many across the country cultivating creativity in various media. According to their website, Spark members pay a monthly fee for access to a full woodshop, commercial...

Parents

A girl once told me that she was mad at her parents. Little did she know I had a lot of experience in that field. Not as a parent, but someone who missed them. I asked, “Why are you mad at them?” To which she replied “My mother’s just always on my back about everything.”...