Following the Money: A Look into Field Work Term Grants

By Jorja Rose '18

What brings Bennington students together more than stressing out about Field Work Term plans?  Fall term can feel like a panic of obsessing over your resume, waiting for potential employers to return phone calls and emails, and scrutinizing your bank account.  Grants from the school make previously impossible plans feasible for some students, but things don’t pan out for all grant applicants.  How can we better understand this process, and what needs to change to make Field Work Term a more equitable fixture in the Bennington education?

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Beans, beans, beans

By Doménica Michelle Montaño '20

Around a week ago, my friend Sebas and I were missing our tasty Ecuadorian food and thought it would be nice to make empanadas and celebrate Día de Los Muertos. So, we went grocery shopping at Hannaford and got ground beef, cheese, tomato sauce, garlic, and spices; but we were missing the most important ingredient on our list: frozen empanada dough––because of course Sebas was not in the mood for making the empanadas from scratch. We looked in every single freezer, but we could not find empanada dough, so I thought perhaps we could find something similar in the Hispanic food aisle.

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Diversity in Recent Local Elections

By Jailynne Estevez '21

On November 7th, 2017, a set of local elections took place across the United States. These elections seemed to be the most inclusive, demonstrated through a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse set of candidates, creating a pushback against the current Trump administration.

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Diary of an International Student

By Soumya Rachel Shailendra '21

Understanding the enormity of the littleness that marks North America through an Indian student’s lens

It has exactly been 30 days, 4 weeks and 720 hours since I boarded a flight on the Indian soil to call this country my home. My journey is not an unfamiliar one to most Indians.  It is often undertaken by aspiring engineers, new brides and trapped artists. To my extended family, I was going to ‘the land of the free,’ a country which minted dreams in the spaghetti-like structures that touched the sky.

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Sex and the State

By Jorja Rose '18

Nothing makes me nostalgic for the softer neoliberalism of the late 90’s/early 00’s like Sex and the State, the iconic six-season saga that follows four Marxist babes as they seek love in a violently capitalist world.  The show taught me everything I know about female friendship, good peen, and seizing the means of production...

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Support Mexico to recover after the recent earthquakes

By Doménica (Michelle) Montaño ‘20

On Friday, September 16th, 2017, Mexico celebrated a hundred and ninety-six years of independence from the Spanish rule. The country was full of joy and Mexicans around the world gathered to cheer for their freedom. Three days later, Tuesday September 19th, the joy turned into horror when a 7.1 earthquake hit the central zone of Mexico, leaving a toll of “more than 310 deadly victims and dozens of collapsed buildings” (CNN).

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A Small Bug and Blue Bed Covers

By Jailynne Estevez '21

With the start of a new term and school year, Bennington College welcomes its largest and most diverse class yet onto campus. This Fall term the College is welcoming 220 new students from 31 states and 26 different countries. Of those students 26% have international or dual citizenship, 21% are domestic students of color, and 20% are the first student in their family to attend college. These statistics bring us to consider and reflect on ourselves.

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