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Survivors, Limited

(Liya Rechtman)– The other day I went to help out a friend making a sexual assault awareness video. He was filming Amherst College students promising to stand up against sexual … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Inside the JC Majority

(Liya Rechtman)– I didn’t want to write anything about the controversy surrounding the recent Judiciary Council decision. I thought it was unprofessional. When the chair of the JC asked me … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 20 Comments

Riot Grrrl Activism

(Liya Rechtman)– “I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MY BAD REPUTATION!” I screamed, mostly to myself, to the annoyance of my neighbors on my first few days of my sophomore … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

AC Voice Appreciates: Rao’s

(Liya Rechtman)– “Hey! Hey! Are you from Newbury town? Yeah! You!” Belle and Sebastian has stopped softly playing in the background and I am forced to swivel around in my … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Feminist Until Graduation

(Liya Rechtman)– Last year after presenting at the Hampshire College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference I felt activated against systemic oppression, infuriated by the gendered constraints imposed on us by … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Action: A Response To BSU

(Liya Rechtman)– “Racial intolerance in the Amherst community is hardly an emerging phenomenon.” As Andrew Lindsay pointed out to us in an open letter to The Student this week, we’ve … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 3 Comments
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