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“The Pain is Never Just Ours”

(Lola Fadulu) – Like many, I have bouts of apathy and overwhelming sadness. To combat these feelings, I used to binge eat and sleep (sometimes I still do). But I … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

You Think I’m Pretty With My No-Makeup Makeup Look On

(Anna Seward)—“It’s easy for you, when you wake up you don’t have to do your makeup and your hair. You can just walk right out the door.” “Neither do you.” … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

You Are a Cog in the Machine: On Being an Ally

(Charlie Gill)– When my parents told me I would never rise further in rank than Tiger Scout, the technically second but effectively first level of the Cub Scouts, the explanation … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 8 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

Why Juan Pablo Really Matters

(Anna Seward)– This has easily been the weirdest season of The Bachelor ever. Yes, even weird for a show that is basically about strangers deciding to marry each other. If … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Learning and Growing through Storytelling

(Matt Randolph)– “Does anyone else have a story to share?” It was a simple, innocent invitation, but the silence that followed left me feeling like a stone statue. I said nothing … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 · 94 Comments

The Co-Sponsorship Craze

(Matt Randolph)– Walk into Val and you’ll struggle not to notice that each day student groups put up new posters for parties or speakers, usually at the expense of other posters. They … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Queer People of Color Creating Change

(Matt Randolph)– Last week, thanks to funding and support from AAS and the Queer Resource Center, I attended The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual conference, “The National Conference on LGBT Equality: … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

How Board Games Made Me a Better Advocate

(James Hildebrand)– It can be hard at times to find an activity at Amherst that doesn’t leave you thinking, “Well, I guess I’m just not good enough.” It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 6 Comments
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