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Amherst College’s Bathroom Problem

(Gina Faldetta)– I can’t sit through an hour and twenty minute class without having to pee at least once. It’s really unfortunate because it makes me seem like I don’t … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 95 Comments

“How’s Your Racial Identity Crisis Going?”

(Gina Faldetta)– When I was little, a stranger once approached me in a grocery store to ask where I was from. What she meant, of course, was what race was … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

“Cold” is a Relative Term

(Gina Faldetta)– “If your activism makes your oppressor feel comfortable than maybe you should reevaluate your activism.” This quote recently intrigued me because of its relevance to my life here … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 12 Comments

Consent Isn’t Sexy

(Gina Faldetta)– The other day, a first-year friend of mine mentioned that the word “consent” became something of a joke after the first-years were bombarded with it during orientation presentations. … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Mirror of Erised Can Bugger Off

(Gina Faldetta)– When I look in my bedroom mirror, I see a tall, slender figure with legs for days. So does everyone, actually. At the time of purchase, what I … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Amherst Confidon’t

(Gina Faldetta)– “I thought she was Latina when I met her. I mean, I thought something wasn’t clean in the milk.” –Anonymous submission to Overheard At Amherst We all have … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 16 Comments

Combining Conversations on Campus Culture

(Gina Faldetta)– Mid-orientation week, signs went up in first year dorms for a last-minute, surprise event: Angie Epifano, known for her harrowing account of administrative mistreatment, was going to be … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

My Big Embarrassing Crush

(Gina Faldetta)– This summer is in some ways defined by a big embarrassing crush I’ve had for a while. Like most crushes, it makes me do dumb things. Hence the … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Set Phasers to Consume Media Critically

(Gina Faldetta)– I still haven’t seen the latest Star Trek movie. This isn’t a very interesting fact, unless you’ve ever tried to watch the Star Trek movie from 2009 with … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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