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News

  • The FAFSA and the Furious: Financial Aid Now and Beyond

    Numbers stretching past $60,000 are becoming the new standard for annual tuition expenses at private, four-year liberal arts institutions, Connecticut College included. This sum makes […]

  • Shelter Proves Crucial in Opioid Epidemic

    Deaths from opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016 alone, and almost half (46%) of the American population has a family member or close friend with a current or past drug addiction according to Pew Research Center.

  • Pilot Program Fosters Education through Personal Narrative

    Achievement of sustained participation in any social movement depends in large part on the degree to which the movement’s mission directly relates to the everyday lives of its participants. Emma Race ’18 has taken this truism to heart when implementing her Spanish-language storytelling workshops in New London this semester.

  • New VP for Advancement Appointed

    Kimberly Verstandig officially joined Connecticut College as Vice President for College Advancement on Nov. 6.

  • Conn Students Consider the iPhone X

    In a “CNBC Make It” article published back in June, Kathleen Elkin details how millennials spend their money compared to their predecessors. The chart included in the article with data from Charles Schwab shows how millennials are more likely to spend money on non-essential costs such as $4.00 coffees and transportation for convenience as opposed to necessity.

Opinons

  • Rethinking Charles Manson

    If one were to poll pedestrians on a city street anywhere in the country, not all of them would be familiar with the Oklahoma bomber, Timothy McVeigh, or America’s most prolific serial killer, Gary Ridgway. A good deal of them would probably not be able to remember the Bosnian genocide, or remember the names of any school shooters. But no matter where in the country you go, you will encounter a great deal of people who know who Charles Manson is.

  • On Staying Vigilant, at Home and at Large

    This issue marks the conclusion of my second semester as editor in chief of the Voice, meaning I’m two-thirds of the way done.

  • Oil Spill Proves Negligence

    Imagine if your roommate had an affinity for candles and one day accidentally set your room on fire. The next day, Conn sends an email to all of its students announcing that candles can now be lit in all of the dorms.

  • Net Neutrality Under Grave Threat

    No matter how snugly it sits in the pocket of corporations, the federal government is still responsible for protecting citizens from the type of unashamed indecency of expected exploits that would come with the repeal of net neutrality.

  • Data Collection: How the Web Commodifies Personality

    Ever wondered why minutes after checking out a product on Amazon, you see an advertisement for the same product while watching a video on YouTube?

Arts

  • tUnE-yArDs Releases Single, Promises New Album

    Eight years ago, a voice recorder, GarageBand, and Merill Garbus’ feminist pop punk genius were the bare bones necessities used to make tUnE-yArDs’ debut album, “BiRd-BrAiNs.” The Guardian claimed, in its five star review, that “BiRd-BrAiNs” was “the find of the year.”

  • Thor: Ragnarok–If It’s Not Doing Well, Make It a Comedy

    Ever since I saw the first trailer, Thor Ragnarok caused an emotional stir within me. The varieties in color and the serious change in tone made me question whether Marvel was trying something new with one of their less-successful heroes, or simply  trying to replicate the success of the Guardians of The Galaxy movies.

  • Selected Scenes from In the Spotlight, an Original Student Play

    Selected Scenes from In the Spotlight, an Original Student Play by Lindsey Ruzza’18.

  • Murder on the Orient Express Keeps Thrills on Track

    I love corny Mystery novels. From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Dexter, Jo Nesbo to Nancy Drew (yeah, you read that right) pretty much any text with a crime, a series of plot twists, and an arrogant know-it-all protagonist will have me turning pages faster than Trump goes through Cabinet members, or a bag of McNuggets.

  • Artistic Representations Perpetuate Thanksgiving Myths

    “Take a picture, it’ll last longer” is a recognizable American saying, and it has some truth behind it. By the museums dedicated to art and photography depicting historical scenes, it’s clear that illustrations have lasting impacts, but are their legacies true to the stories they tell or do they have greater purposes than accuracy?