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On Irony and Loneliness

(Ryan Arnold)– Before I transferred to Amherst, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about what my life would be like after community college. I finished my two years at … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 10 Comments

The Amherst College Drinking Fetish

[Trigger warning: sexual assault] (Ryan Arnold)— In an interview with the Office of Public Affairs, Patricia O’Hara (Dean of New Students) was asked what effect the SMOC report and “last year’s dialogues surrounding sexual … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 16 Comments

What Is Free to a Good Home? (Nashvegas Revisited)

(Ryan Arnold)– To the left of my seat in this poorly ventilated smoking lounge in the Nashville airport is a guy with a Confederate flag tattooed on his bicep. The sunlight … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Persistent Rape Culture at Amherst College

(Ryan Arnold)– On Sunday night, in what I can only assume was an effort to publicly announce their collective dearth of good taste and discretion, a group of female and … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 27 Comments

Women’s Voices and the Ears of Men: On Stage(s) 2013

(Ryan Arnold)– A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the Women of Amherst to write what I’ve come to affectionately call “The Man-Letter”: it’s a letter to men, from … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Who’s Getting Married Anyway?

(Ryan Arnold)- Early this week, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments from both sides of the Prop 8th Parallel. What’s on the table is the freedom for same-sex couples to marry, … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Deconstructing Masculinity #1: Privilege and Performance

(Ryan Arnold)– When I was 15, a friend burned me a copy of Sleater-Kinney’s brilliant record, The Woods (youtube). My closest point of reference was Nirvana, having discovered In Utero the summer before. … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 13 Comments

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