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Blood of the Slave, Blood of the Master: African Ancestry in the United States

(Matt Randolph)– “Where are you from?” She asked immediately after I introduced myself. I suppose my American accent was pretty noticeable from the start. “Oh, America…I’m an exchange student here.” A … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Not a Window But a Mirror: Technology, Alan Turing, and Me

(Marie Lambert)–On June 8th, just a day after the 60th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s death, the University of Reading in announced that the chatbot program known has “Eugene … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Study Abroad Considered

(Sharline Dominguez)– Last semester, I never thought that I would consider studying abroad in South America. My mom’s incredible notions about the danger of merely thinking about going to Cuba … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 3 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

My Cuban Revolution

(Ethan Corey)– Although the distance between Cuba and the United States is less than 100 miles, step off the plane in Havana and you have entered another world. Flashy ads, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

(What they don’t tell you in) Steps to Study Abroad

(Craig Campbell)– At the mandatory pre-departure meeting for all Amherst students spending a semester abroad, the Director of Education Abroad explains what you should expect from your trip, going over … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fiction excerpt: The Pilot’s Daughter

(Siraj Sindhu)– She climbs up the hill, firmly etching her footprints into the ground with each step, the steeply sloping earth opposing her with all its might and losing. Her … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

DAS KLÜBLYFE: Stefon meets Berlin

(Craig Campbell)– “New York’s hottest club is: Booooooooof. Located at an abandoned orphanage on the lower Lower East Side of Chelsea, this round-the-clock puke party is creation of narcoleptic club … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Lesson in Surviving Trauma

(James Hildebrand)– Standing at the summit of Mt. Inasa, you would never guess that the city below, famous today for its “10 Million Dollar Night View” was reduced to an … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Put Down the iPhone and Feel the Sand in Your Toes

(Craig Campbell)– Lately, my Facebook feed has been filled with reports from enthusiastic travelers on countries visited, monuments seen, and foreign food consumed. Long posts wax nostalgically about the planet’s … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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