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Revisiting the JC Decision: The Story of the Dissenting Party

(Elaine Vilorio)– The 2014 presidential run-off election has caused a stir, and with good reason. Its results were delayed by a complaint, appropriately filed within 24 hours of the voting … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

The 2014 AAS Election, Explained

Update: As of 11:30 pm, 4/15/14, the JC has both released their final ruling on the complaint, as well as the election results. They can be found here and here, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Election That Doesn’t Matter

(Ethan Corey)– Confession: I have never voted in an AAS election. And I’m not alone. Our current president won his election with only 447 votes, less than a quarter of … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 30 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 · 2 Comments

Dominican Solidarity at Harvard

(Sharline Dominguez)– Young Dominican people, especially those who are first- generation, are stereotyped as ignorant, backward and uneducated. For this reason, they are perceived to be as in need of … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Scoring the Candidates’ Sexual Respect Initiatives

(James Hildebrand)– Speaking earlier this week at The Amherst Association of Students Speech Night, Presidential Candidate Amani Ahmed opened by emphasizing the outstanding nature of her three fellow candidates, Julian … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 4 Comments

Frankenstein for Student President: Commentary from an Indecisive Voter

(Matt Randolph)– After talking with other students about the upcoming AAS student presidential election, I have ultimately come to the conclusion that the best candidate is…all of them. In my mind, I’ve … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Neoconservatives Use Moral Relativism to Blame Progressivism for Islamic Misogyny

(Tommy Raskin)– The neoconservative camp, always eager to wrestle with imaginary positions of their opponents, is now bravely challenging another belief that no one holds, which is that “all cultures … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Defining Queer Activism at Amherst College

(Matt Randolph)– A Letter to the Editors article in the recent Indicator questioned the level of activism among Amherst College Pride Alliance members. As the current Co-­Chair of Pride Alliance, I have … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

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