There’s Too Much Money in Politics and Democracy Matters Wants to Do Something About It

Written by Maeve McKaig With midterm elections just days away, Americans across the political spectrum are doing all they can to shake an ingrained cynicism from the electorate. Despite America’s characterization as a champion of democracy, on average only half of its citizens actually show up on election day. Many voters feel as if their […]

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Activist Spotlight: Harper Rubin

Written by Maeve McKaig After years of organizing and advocating for queer and trans communities, Harper Rubin ‘19 has accrued an impressive amount of experience working towards institutional change. Rubin, who uses they/them pronouns, is involved in a wide range of clubs and organizations both on and off of the Bard-Annandale campus and approaches each […]

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Blackout Bard: What Happened

Written by Maeve McKaig The majority of the freshman class is unaware of the racial tensions that culminated in an intentionally disruptive demonstration on November 18th, 2015: Blackout Bard. Many of the issues that were addressed at the walkout are still relevant today, including microaggressions on campus towards black and brown students, and a greater […]

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White Ignorance: what it is, how it hurts, and what needs to change

Written by Maeve McKaig There is little subtlety in the role that race plays in our current political and cultural climate. Since the election of Donald Trump, political commentary has been increasingly saturated with claims of racial motivation. Many attribute Trump’s presidency to the white working class vote–the “silent majority”–which was largely ignored during the […]

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Activist Spotlight: Lexi Parra

Written by Maeve McKaig Lexi Parra has been working as a community organizer on Bard’s campus since her first year in Annandale. Now a senior photography and human rights major, activism and organizing work has become an integral part of Parra’s life, both personally and professionally. Her work has ranged from on-campus discussion and education […]

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