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Time You Spent Wasting

(Yasmina Martin)–– If you ask someone on this campus the ever-loaded question “How are you?” they will respond with two answers: “Tired” or “Busy.” Our days are crammed with classes, club … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Junior Year Blues

(Yasmina Martin)-As pre-registration for my penultimate semester of college looms closer, I’m hitting that moment of realization: the “oh no” moment, the “I have one year and two months left … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Macklemore, Conscious Rapper?

(Yasmina Martin)-This past Tuesday, Program Board announced that we will be welcoming rising stars Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis to our hallowed Alumni Gym later this April. Judging from … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

On Names, Home, and “American Girl”

(Yasmina Martin)-In her biomythography “Zami: A New Spelling of my Name”, Black feminist, activist and poet Audre Lorde details her life in a fascinating combination of reality and fiction, recalling … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disney Goes Bad

(Yasmina Martin)– We all have our guilty pleasures, whether it be watching “Gossip Girl”over winter break, reading “Cosmo” at the gym, or listening to awful, misogynistic rap and trying to … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

African Innovation: A Different Narrative

(Yasmina Martin)-Kelvin Doe takes trash and makes batteries out of it. Doe, a 15-year old from Sierra Leone, has an inventive spirit and designs things out of other people’s metal … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Archives and Memory: Alison Bechdel at Smith College

(Yasmina Martin)-Last Sunday (February 3rd) I went to Smith College with a few friends to see Alison Bechdel speak as part of the “Activist Archives” event. Bechdel, creator of the “Dykes … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Depoliticization of MLK Jr.

(Yasmina Martin)– I have been told the story of Martin Luther King Jr. countless times during my K-12 education. His use of nonviolent methods adopted from Gandhi and his calls … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Virtual Classroom

(Yasmina Martin)-In the classrooms of the future, will we be surrounded by 100,000 classmates, listening to a lecture on computer science, calculus, or cognitive linguistics? It’s already happening online on … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment
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