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New theatre and studio arts building named in honor of lifelong donors

After months of planning and construction, Hamilton College has finally announced that its new theatre and studio arts building will be named in honor of lifelong donors Kevin and Karen Kennedy, who have given the College $10 million for the $46.8 million project.

Community discusses free speech on campus

Over 50 people filled KJ 102 on Wednesday, April 16 for a 90-minute discussion about free speech at Hamilton.

First “Justice Week” educates campus on human trafficking

Carrie Cabush ’15 opened a student panel discussion on Monday, April 7 by quoting 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen’s Oscar acceptance speech: “Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live.”

Panel discusses veganism on campus

On Monday, April 14, the Days-Massolo Center (DMC) hosted a panel discussion and dinner about being vegan at Hamilton College.

NESCAC News

President of Bowdoin College to step down

President Obama selects Colby College President for national position

SA representative reduction will increase efficiency

In a major development on Monday April 14, Student Assembly voted to reduce the number of student representatives per class from five to four. This new legislation will soon reach the student body for a vote that could affect upcoming elections.

Increasing SA interest should lead to heated elections

Elections are here, yet some of them are nowhere near as competitive as they should be. The candidates for Class of 2016 President and Treasurer are running unopposed, as is the Class of 2015 President. In fact, the Class of 2015 Treasurer has no registered candidate. Meanwhile, the Class of 2017 election for president has five candidates, and the treasurer position is being contested between two candidates. What does this reflect about the nature of Student Assembly?

E-book annotation is the next step in library expansion

The 2013-2014 academic year has seen a reimagining of library programming that seeks to better engage students with the systems, services and academic culture of Burke Library. It is as if, with a new carpet, Burke launched a new face: friendlier, hipper and ready to help. From the Apple and Quill series to the newly-added 24-hour “Ask a Librarian” feature, the library is taking steps to reinvent itself in an age when academics are increasingly turning to digital outlets to enrich the academic experience.

Discussions on free speech must continue

Hamilton’s Office of Admission often describes the College as a tight-knit community of about 2,000 students, faculty, administrators and staff, nestled in the rolling hills of upstate New York. While students may enter Hamilton with different experiences and viewpoints, the Admission office argues that the College brings them into contact with others unlike themselves, resulting in a multi-cultural, empathetic group of individuals.

Features

Sex and the Campus

People joke that Hamilton is a country club with a lot of homework. It does sometimes seem like I live in an oasis of meal plans, reasonably priced concerts, heating and locked doors. When I see the same faces on Martin’s Way every day, our campus starts to feel small and safe.

Where in the world is Asad Javed ’15

There is something to be said about study abroad blogs. From first-hand experience, the stories are just about twenty times more fun than they sound on paper, the pictures NEVER do justice to the feeling of actually being some place new and foreign and the food people talk about so amorously taste and smell a lot more enticingly. But, most of all, God is in the details and the experience of trying to peg down a culture and language that’s not your own is where the real fun is at.

Arts & Entertainment

Cloud Nothings rock the Annex

Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi sings, “I’m learning how to be here and nowhere else,” on the hit single “I’m Not Part of Me,” a statement that he lived up to in energetic fashion on Friday, April 11.

ICE to perform contemporary music with HCO

Merriam-Webster’s first definition of music is as follows: “the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity.” Its second explanation is simply “an agreeable sound.”

Winter Soldier shows Marvel at best

Marvel Studios changed the modern superhero movie by introducing a shared universe for its characters—a strategy which culminated in 2012’s The Avengers.

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Men’s rugby starts spring with 2nd place finish at Blue Balls

On April 12, the Men’s Rugby team attended the Blue Balls Rugby Tournament two hours north of Clinton in Fort Drum, NY, and returned with an impressive report.

Softball hits stride vs. Cazenovia

The Hamilton College softball team is known for their defensive prowess, but it is beginning to make a splash offensively.

W. Frisbee places 2nd in sectional tournament

Despite sinking to their ankles in the mud on a water-logged field, the Hamilton Hot Sauce’hers persevered to put on an impressive performance at the Western New York Division III Sectional Championship in Buffalo this past weekend.