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I’m Ill; Not Sick: Young People Need to Start Paying Attention to Healthcare

In the midst of wiretapping accusations, hysteria over ratings for “The Apprentice” and a revised immigration ban, you might have missed the House Ways and Means Committee’s quiet approval of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the early hours of March 9th. After 17 hours of debate, the Committee formally began the process that has been the subject of Republican fever dreams for the past seven years. “Obamacare,” the controversial, sweeping legislation that had the nerve to dream up universal healthcare for all Americans, is now on the chopping block. Coinciding with this development was the public release of the American Health Care Act (AHCA,) the GOP’s replacement plan that I might call “Trumpcare” if only our president had had more of a role in crafting the bill beyond professing its complexity. More ...

Back our blue, if you’re lucky: Lottery system treats loyal fans unfairly

As anyone who talks to me for longer than three minutes knows, I love hockey. Like, to the same degree that I love pumpkin spice and defying gender roles. That is to say—a whole lot. And knowing that men’s hockey—or “man hockey” as the Commons posters proudly proclaim—here at Hamilton did well enough not only to secure the number one spot in the ’CAC, but also to host the rest of these games leading up to the championship game is something of a novelty. The thrill of being able to see these games unfold is probably the only thing that I’m looking forward to in this sluggish hell that is these two weeks before spring break. I viewed this upcoming weekend as a time for cathartic stress relief and a time to be proud of the athletic achievements of the College. More ...

Attitudes toward “Townies” expose classism of Hamilton students

Every weekend night, Hamilton students flood the bars in downtown Clinton. Dressed to the nines with (fake) IDs, Hill Cards and money in their pockets, students expect to be welcomed with open arms to the town’s bars and food spots. Students also expect that the Clinton townspeople, conveniently dubbed “townies,” will remain out of sight and out of mind. If classism isn’t blatant enough on Hamilton’s campus, one needs only to sit at the Village Tavern bar for 10 minutes on a Saturday night to experience its true depth.  More ...

Thumbs up, Thumbs down, Who cares?

Thumbs up: Warm weather. :) It’s Women of Color Week.  Check out all of the amazing events going on this week but also remember that engaging with these events should be year-round and not just once a year. More ...

Hispanic Studies Department unwelcoming to native speakers

Every time I am asked what I’m majoring in and I respond with “Hispanic Studies,” I get the “Really?” look or “But don’t you already speak Spanish?” question. More ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Who Cares?

Thumbs Up: Jessye McGarry gets a job at Clickhole; Former TUTD writer Jessye is moving on to big and glamorous things in the windy city! Mary Langworthy accepts a wonderful job offer. A big congratulations to Mary! More ...

Working with Whiteness group seeks to combat complacency in race-related issues

Working with Whiteness is a student-organized group that endeavors to “engage white students with intersectional anti-racism work in a way that works towards collective liberation for us all.” More ...

Current late-night jitney policy for underage students encourages unsafe behavior

Clinton, New York has always been the home of Hamilton College. This quaint, cozy central New York location is a key part of the identity of the college. More ...

Twitter fingers make little difference: activism on social media just the first step

I often see posts on my Facebook feed that begin with something like “I hardly ever make political posts but…” or “I never even post on Facebook but…”.  More ...

College community must continue to address culture of mental health stigmatization

I started having issues with my mental health around middle school.  Each time I brought it up to my mom, she would tell me that as long as I was able to function in school I didn’t need help. More ...

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