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Facing grief in times of stress

This week, our community lost a beloved member with the tragic passing of Annalise Curtis ’18, a talented person who had a wide-reaching impact on the Hill and beyond. Annalise was passionate in promoting the welfare of those around her, both as a politically-engaged student and as a highly-accomplished campus leader. The Hamilton community will cherish and remember her kindness and generosity. More ...

Letter to the Editor: Student assembly elections

When I ran for Student Assembly President at the end of last semester, my running mates and I pushed a platform of diversity and inclusion. This platform aimed to lead the campus in taking concrete steps toward positive social change, together. We’ve kept our focus on this goal in SA all semester. More ...

The Power of the Arts

The first one hundred days of the Trump presidency have given us a taste of the style of governance we are to expect for the next four years. For many, this has been a cause of consternation as travel is restricted and our alliances wither. Next on the President’s firing line are the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which are to be eliminated in Trump’s budget proposal. Now more than ever, the arts community has to show its fangs and demonstrate that it has the capacity to make lasting change, even if it must fight tooth and nail under adverse circumstances. More ...

The High Quality/Low Attendance Problem on the Hill

One of Hamilton’s greatest qualities is the plethora of events and programming that are offered every single day. Each morning at around 7:30 a.m., the “Hamilton Events” email comes out and lists the many activities in which students, faculty and other community members can participate. These events, which include workshops, lectures, film screenings and even chocolate tastings are usually free and are right here on campus, never more than a 10 minute walk away.  More ...

Letter to the Editor: Unpacking privilege

Although many people will recognize this as an almost repetitive sentiment, my resignation email from Student Assembly has a bigger focus than just representation. As I read over last week’s Student Assembly minutes, however, two things became clear: our student representatives misunderstood the broader implications of the letter, and many became defensive rather than receptive in response to the issues I raised (aren’t our representatives supposed to lead by example?) Not only would I like to clarify some of my statements, as I did not receive the opportunity to do at the Student Assembly meeting, but I would also like to drive home why the issues in Student Assembly are a micro-representation of the culture on this campus. More ...

Tangible and intangible strides towards success on the Hill

This past Friday, students were granted permission to park in visitor/faculty lots during weekend hours when the faculty does not need the space. Campus Safety was clear that this has been a problem in the past. This privilege will remain only as long as students are responsible about removing their cars from faculty and administrative lots before Monday morning. While this seems like a small victory, it is nonetheless proof that the administration is listening to our complaints and suggestions. More ...

Letter to the Editor

Every day I’m still surprised by the fact that organizations (fraternities) built on policies of white supremacy, the enforcement of cisnormative binaries, heteronormativity, the dehumanization of women and a number of other destructive systems of oppression could somehow still carry these foundations into the present day.  More ...

Goodbye, Haley

The Spectator would like to take this opportunity to recognize Haley Lynch ’17, Editor Emerita, for her leadership and unwavering dedication to our publication over the past year. During her tenure as Editor-in-Chief, Lynch masterfully upheld The Spectator’s commitment to excellence and met all of the challenges laid out for her with poise and dexterity. More ...

Beyond Sage Rink: uniting the Hamilton community

On our campus, school spirit has surged with the successes of both the men’s and women’s hockey teams. More ...

Letter to the editor, March 2

Around the middle of February, the income from tuition, room and board runs out. From that point until the end of the academic year, the College relies on donations from Hamilton’s alumni, parents and friends. More ...

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