Elections are How Democracies Work, Yet Millions of Americans Are Barred from Voting

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 […]

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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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Crazy Rich Asians has become the highest grossing romantic comedy in a decade. Here’s why that matters.

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 […]

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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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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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