F.l.E.s.H.

September 22, 2017, by Irmina Benson, Contributing Writer (she/her) . 1 Comment

It was so much darker than hers. It wrapped its creeping, seeping arms around my limbs, around my body. It poured into me, like malt liquor. Unlike soft, unlike white cream, like hers. It crept into me and formed my tongue, my unruly wild hair. My wide nostrils and thick skin. It formed the tissues […]

Seminar

September 18, 2017, by Caridad Cruz, Contributing Writer (they/them). 2 Comments

Professor, does only one person of color get to talk per class? I’ve been searching for the answer in the syllabus but only see the readings. Is it, like, a quota? A quota for the white people here, that is? Is there a limit to how many “race issues” they can handle per day? Is […]

Wild

February 16, 2017, by Devonaire Ortiz, Voices Editor. Comments Off on Wild

my hair weighs heavy in it I hold love, a tale told through the coconut oil my grandmother tended it with in it I carry her pride de ser Taína dense are the curls that spring in response to the question “what’s up with your hair?” they answer: it is wild but not in the […]

A Stranger in His Own Land: Being Brown in Trump’s America

January 26, 2017, by Saam Niami Jalinous, Assistant Features Editor . Comments Off on A Stranger in His Own Land: Being Brown in Trump’s America

About 2,600 years ago, a man named Cyrus was born in a foreign land now known as Iran. He was the grandson of Aystages, overlord of the Persians. When Cyrus was born, Aystages had a dream that his grandson would overthrow him, so Cyrus was given to a shepherd to be raised as a peasant; a stranger in […]

Toxic Party Culture at Wes, From the Event Staff Perspective

December 6, 2016, by Aleyda Robles, Contributing Writer. 76 Comments

To provide context, Event Staff are the students who are usually at the door at campus events asking for IDs, managing event capacity, and ensuring people’s safety. Part of what we do is check that no one is severely intoxicated in the restroom or throwing up on the dance floor. Furthermore, the staff has usually been predominantly […]

Women and the Wall/The End

December 5, 2016, by Devonaire Ortiz, Voices Editor. Comments Off on Women and the Wall/The End

“Women and the Wall/The End” is the fourth and final installment in a long-form essay written in response to the election by Devonaire Ortiz. See the first three here: Never, History is a Weapon: The Vote, and History is a Weapon: Slavery Reincarnate/Familiarity. Women and the Wall More than simply building a wall along the border between the […]

History is a Weapon: Slavery Reincarnate/Familiarity

December 1, 2016, by Devonaire Ortiz, Voices Editor. Comments Off on History is a Weapon: Slavery Reincarnate/Familiarity

“History is a Weapon: Slavery Reincarnate/Familiarity” is the third installment in a long-form essay written in response to the election by Devonaire Ortiz. See the second installment: History is a Weapon: The Vote. Slavery Reincarnate The president-elect campaigned on state-sanctioned bigotry and violence. Among other places, we see this in his calls for “law and order” in […]

History is a Weapon: The Vote

November 17, 2016, by Devonaire Ortiz, Voices Editor. 1 Comment

“History is a Weapon: The Vote” is the second installment in a long-form essay written in response to the election by Devonaire Ortiz. See the introduction: Never: (For I Can Write about Nothing Else). “I think that the saddest part of it all is, I don’t know which part of me they’ll kill first: the Muslim, the […]

Never (For I Can Write about Nothing Else)

November 14, 2016, by Devonaire Ortiz, Voices Editor. 2 Comments

Regarding the General Election on November 8th, 2016. On Wednesday morning, I could not write normal-like. At the time, Hillary Clinton led the president-elect by 226,000 popular votes, or just 0.2 percent of those counted; such a small margin it was between all right and the alt-right. By then, she had already lost the electoral […]

“Nothing Amiss”: One Account of Wesleyan’s Title IX Process

October 6, 2016, by Anonymous, Contributing Writer. 6 Comments

On Monday morning, I saw the dress I am now wearing lying on my floor and became nauseated. I thought back on how, two semesters ago, before my title 9 hearing, I had spent so much time and energy deciding what to wear, and finally settled on this dress because I thought it made me […]

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