Staying on Top of Staying on Top of the News

Over the past few months, I've become intimately aware of just how much I don't know. If it's not a shocking headline (of both the wait-when-did-this-happen-this-is-the-first-I've-heard-of-it and I-can't-believe-this-is-actually-happening varieties) making me feel like I'm out of the loop, it's my sheer lack of knowledge of how to respond to said headlines making me feel powerless. How … Continue reading Staying on Top of Staying on Top of the News

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I Went to Madrid and All I Got Was a Huge Reduction in Crime Rates

During orientation for my semester abroad, we were told that the biggest danger to us here in Madrid is pick pocketing. During orientation for my first semester at Hamilton, we were told that one of the biggest dangers to us was sexual assault. Honestly, I've felt physically safer here, in a foreign city speaking my … Continue reading I Went to Madrid and All I Got Was a Huge Reduction in Crime Rates

Putting Your Money (and time, attention, voice, body, etc.) Where Your Hashtag Is

It goes without saying that I've seen the news lately. And I haven't been able to look away since. I've stayed up late several nights this week scrolling through every social media feed I follow, reading article after article recounting the horrific events and reiterating the fact that they are symptoms of a systemic problem … Continue reading Putting Your Money (and time, attention, voice, body, etc.) Where Your Hashtag Is