• Art of Resistance Met with Reality of Complacence


  • “The Ability Exhibit” Educates on Allyship

    “There’s so much talk in this country right now of accessibility and disability rights,” said Julia Kaback ’18, who is an ally of the Student Accessibility Services office, which oversaw “The Ability Exhibit” in the 1962 room last Wednesday.

  • First Year, First Impressions of Social Life

    When choosing a college, many students are concerned with how they can have fun in between all of their hard work. As a result, on-campus social life emerges as a defining feature in higher education. It is especially important for first-years as they are meeting many new people, making friends, and in most cases, living away from home for the first time. While some students have settled into a social life that works for them, many first-years are still navigating how the social scene works.

  • Choir Concerns Voiced, but not Heard

    Between a cappella, choir, and MOBROC bands, the number of vocal performance groups at Conn seems awfully high for a campus of only 1,865 students. However, one cannot deny that vocal performances are popular at Conn, with concerts like last month’s PRISM expo drawing impressive crowds and large audition pools creating a competitive environment. As in many aspects of student life, there are widely varying opinions within the choir program about the true measures of its success.

  • In a World of #MeToo, Women’s Empowerment Takes Initiative

    A recent popular Twitter and Facebook campaign, #metoo, asked women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to share and promote the hashtag in order to show solidarity and raise alarm. Though a laptop or phone screen has a way of diluting crises, Conn is not exempt from the systemic discrimination against women that this campaign renounces. For women on college campuses, sexual harassment and assault are all too real a threat.

  • 2021’s First Fall Weekend

    Fall Weekend spans three days and consists of various events intended to showcase students’ work and athletic abilities. It also gives families a chance to reunite after students have been at school for nearly two months. For first-year students, this is a particularly exciting weekend, as Harvest Festival and the Fall Ball both take place on Saturday.


  • As Negotiations Progress, Conn Must Recognize Its Debt to New London

    As Negotiations Progress, Conn Must Recognize Its Debt to New London

  • Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market: An Underutilized Campus Resource

    Every Friday at Crozier-Williams, students can get free and fresh produce at the Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market. In passing, I have seen baskets filled with tomatoes and peppers, but this past Friday I stopped by to have a closer look at what the market was offering. On this particular day, students could buy a variety of herbs, arugula, and beets, all of which were grown on campus in the Sprout Garden behind Cro. As there is no other food market on campus for students who want fresh food, the Sprout Garden Farmers’ Market offers students access to produce.

  • Heartbreak: Tom Petty Dead at 66

    I knew the words to “Free Fallin” before I could write my own name. On multiple Maine to California family road trips as a young child, Tom Petty comprised the soundtrack to the sites through which we passed. From the Badlands to Hoover Dam to the Redwoods, Petty’s music always meshed with the landscape. The story of “American Girl” could be seen on the main streets of any small town, whether it be located in Arkansas or Idaho. Petty’s music was more than a classic-rock sound; it was a characterizing element of the American lifestyle.

  • What the Hell is the ‘Opioid Epidemic’? A Brief History

    While the rise of the term “opioid epidemic” certainly has something to do with the highly-publicized and competitive 2016 election rhetoric, it isn’t fake news. According to a study done by Michael’s House Treatment Center, drug overdoses now represent the leading cause of accidental death in the United States—higher than the number of people killed in car crashes. Over a quarter of those deaths were due to heroin or other opioids, and nearly a quarter of all people in the country who have a substance abuse problem are addicted to opiates—more than alcohol, cocaine, or benzodiazepines. This is a 300% increase from 2010.

  • Regina Carter Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

    Paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald is almost a priori to the concept of jazz vocalization itself. Her influence spans generations, genres, and instruments. Her voice […]


  • College Hosts Historical Poetics Symposium

    This last Friday and Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Historical Poetics Symposium, hosted here on campus in the Chu Room.

  • Blade Runner 2049 Released in a Dystopia Where Good Movies Fail

    It has been 35 years since the release of the original Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford.

  • Art of Resistance Met with Reality of Complacence

    The day after I gave a presentation about the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in 1969, I entered Cummings to find an imposing and impactful exhibit that proved the subject of my presentation was more relevant than ever almost 50 years later.

  • Theater Department: Uncommon Women and Others

    Hillyer Hall was constructed in 1917 as the first gymnasium for Connecticut College for Women. It was the fifth building constructed by the College, and similarly to the building that preceded it, Winthrop House, it was constructed quickly with the intention that it be a temporary building; however, unlike Winthrop House, the space has been utilized more successfully.

  • Colors and Torment

    You claim my skin with teeth.
    Take red and leave purple.