After picking the three topics I wanted to talk about in this article series — abortion, international humanitarian crises and the economy — I noticed that I had mirrored those three values articulated in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In keeping with that theme, I’m going to take a look at the American economy in a way that’s a bit more skewed toward the human aspect of it rather than just doing number crunching.
International Students share their insider perspectives regarding political, social and cultural issues from their homelands.
The hottest topic and most politically important event in China is the yearly convention of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Chinese often call it lianghui, literally “the two meetings.” The public importance of these two great events comes with a twist of irony; despite great coverage of the meetings, the political process continues completely detached from the Chinese public.
The Arizona Republican debate a few weeks ago illustrated some interesting things. Certainly much of the usual sparring ensued, but there was something Rick Santorum said which could potentially have a massive impact on the GOP and presidential race. Though he may not realize this, he finally got the Conservative message right.
What began as a standard Monday night in the AAS Senate led to an offended senator feeling the need to storm out of the Red Room, slamming the door behind him. Before the incident, senators gave announcements, proposals and committee reports, and Budgetary Committee Recs were approved.
On Thursday, March 8, you might have seen a group of people running around campus in capes and masks offering triangular cookies to people who happened to pass by. For the majority of people at this college, this sight was probably confusing. One of the benefits of going to a college that is not entirely homogenous is having the opportunity to learn about different cultures and traditions from our peers. Here is a list of various holidays and traditions that you may be unfamiliar with if you do not practice the religion.
Purim, the Jewish holiday
Currently on display in the Bassett Gallery of the Mead Art Museum until July 3, 2012, the temporary exhibition, “Exotic Muses: Dancers by Robert Henri and Nick Cave” has been captivating visitors. The six-object installation features three paintings by American painter Robert Henri and three “Soundsuit” costumes by contemporary sculptor and performance artist, Nick Cave. Although the two artists’ works differ vastly in style and media, they are underpinned by the common theme of displaying the dancer’s body as a means of personal and cultural expression.
The indie hipster in me (disclaimer: I am not an indie hipster) was very excited last Thursday for Globemed’s Battle of the Bands, a fundraiser that raised money to benefit communities in El Salvador. Four bands performed for the supposedly-coveted prize of being named winner. Each ticket to vote cost $1, solicited as you walked through the doors and later on throughout the show. Mr. Gad’s hosted and Route 9 performed the after-show, rounding off an excellent show.