Written by Blair Peppe Last Friday night, I took the campus shuttle from Bard to Tivoli. As I was stepping off the bus with a surprisingly small group of roughly ten to twelve students, the driver shouted out the door: “You guys are going to keep Tivoli nice and quiet tonight, right?” Some students mumbled […]Read More A Quiet Place: Policy and Policing Between Tivoli and Bard College
Written by Vera Ting At the beginning of October, a gathering of less than two hundred Central Americans formed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and began their northward journey towards what they hoped would be a better future. In the following weeks, the group’s number grew by thousands. Many sources have called this group of […]Read More The Misinterpretation of The Migrant Caravan
Written by Blair Peppe and Vera Ting When the midterm election comes to a close, the winning candidates will be delivering their speeches to two different groups: One group will be comprised of voters who have claimed their political voices, and for better or worse may feel represented by the victors. The other group will […]Read More Elections are How Democracies Work, Yet Millions of Americans Are Barred from Voting
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 […]Read More There’s Too Much Money in Politics and Democracy Matters Wants to Do Something About It
Written by Vera Ting With a box office estimate of $218.9 million worldwide, Crazy Rich Asians has become the highest grossing romantic comedy in a decade. Here’s why that matters. When stripped to its most basic plot—an average girl in love with a man must deal with the obstacles of her potential in-laws and a […]Read More Crazy Rich Asians has become the highest grossing romantic comedy in a decade. Here’s why that matters.
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 […]Read More The Kavanaugh Confirmation and Its Effects on the Midterms and Local Activism
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 […]Read More Activist Spotlight: Harper Rubin