The Kavanaugh Confirmation and Its Effects on the Midterms and Local Activism

Written by Vera Ting In the days before his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a former schoolmate of Kavanaugh’s, of a sexual assault committed thirty-seven years ago. On October 6th, Kavanaugh was officially confirmed as an Associate Justice to the court. The entire experience of […]

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Blackout Bard Now

Written by Najwa Jamal “WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT OUR CHAINS” Goosebumps rose up and down my arms as I heard these powerful chants shouted into Kline. I think back to the day of the recent protest, rushing down the corridor to New Kline, feeling the gathered students’ united passion for one cause: equity. […]

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Nobody Wins When the Family Feuds: Brown and Black Voices at Predominantly White Institutions

Written by Dezi Hall As a person of color moving within predominantly white institutions (PWIs), I’ve always stuck out like a sore thumb. My middle and high schools were majority white and taught me that I would not always be well-received, especially as an artist. Over the years I’ve encountered other students of color who […]

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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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Black Stories Matter: Storytelling as a form of Resilience Within the Black Community

Written by Funto Omojola At the age of four, Rachel Elaine Bailey “Beetle” remembers having their first manic episode. Twenty years later, when they checked themself into a psych ward after a nervous breakdown, they remained haunted by the same thoughts they had carried with them for most of their life: they were not good […]

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Women in Politics Panel- Learning From Women Activists and Politicians

On December 5th, Bard College’s Women in Politics, the College Democrats of New York Women’s Caucus Chair, and Election@Bard presented the Women in Politics Panel. The stated goal of the event was “to create a space for all women to discuss leadership, foster innovation, and share ideas relating to policy for our region.” The featured […]

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