The Church of St. John the Evangelist lies in Red Hook, New York, only a four minute car ride from the Bard College Annandale campus. It sits atop a small hill at the end of a dark, winding and unlit path named River Road. This was the College’s assigned polling station. Comprising 700 square feet, […]Read More How Dutchess County Enables Student Voter Suppression and Ableism
SCOTUS has become the biggest buzzword of the past two weeks, but prior to September 23rd, very few of us had ever read let alone discussed the abbreviation. Established in 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was created to act as the legal arm of the federal government, and has come to […]Read More Why is everyone talking about SCOTUS?
We’re living in a time with precious little joy. Millions have lost their jobs, forcing them to rely on unattainable and unsustainable government benefits; students have been sent home from school, turning parents into teachers or students into workers as a result; everyone has been cut off from friends and family, creating an epidemic of […]Read More Op Ed: Why Food is a Radical Force
The current condition of the United States has been nothing short of divided since the State of Emergency was announced in March of 2020. With the politicization of mask-wearing and quarantine, and the ever increasing national coronavirus cases, the presidential election has only succeeded in further dividing the country. Rampant chaos of the pandemic and […]Read More Police Reform within Dutchess County
In the past three decades, a new stereotype emerged to victimize over 1.8 billion peoplebecause of their religion, Islam. While not every Muslim is directly exposed to this stereotype daily, many actions have been taken to discriminate against Muslims around the world. This includes the travel ban placed on seven Muslim countries under the Trump […]Read More Uighurs Under Persecution
Patagonia and Blundstone clad, mason jar toting activists make up the image of the environmentalist today. Stereotypical? Yes. But true? Also yes. White, college educated, and middle class– these are the individuals who have come to represent the majority of the environmentalist movement. As we learn to maneuver our lives through a COVID-19 ridden reality, […]Read More Once upon a Colonial Time: The Story of White Environmentalism
President Trump’s election promises claimed to make a stronger and greater America. But has his administration kept those promises? No. instead of making a stronger America, Trump Administration is chaotically attempting to dismantle and nullify all the policies that were implemented by his predecessor, President Obama. In his campaign, President Trump blustered to change the […]Read More What has been Accomplished 1208 Days Later
Femicide – A word, which is unknown to many, has become the source of violent acts around the world. The relentless killing of young girls and women, generally due to their sex, has sparked outrage in predominantly Latin American countries. Many of these crimes against women include: intimate and non-intimate femicide, honor killings, sexual orientation […]Read More El Violador Eres Tu / The Rapist is You: Protest Performance
This is my home, this thin edge of barbed wire, but the skin of the Earth is seamless, the sea cannot be fenced, el mar does not stop at borders (…) This land was Mexican once, was Indian always, and will be again.” Gloria Anzaldúa Art has been an impactful form of activism throughout history, […]Read More Art as Activism
What is the census? The U.S. census counts the population of all 50 states, Washington D.C., and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The census is mandated by the Constitution and conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan […]Read More Census 101
It’s undeniable that COVID-19 has had far reaching impacts. From the loss of thousands of jobs to the simple inability to go out for a cup of coffee, the virus has changed the very way we are used to living. The condition of life in not only the United States, but the world changes from […]Read More School in the Era of COVID-19
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