The Silence Of Silicon Valley
How Important is the First Year Essay, Really?
By Nam Phuong Thi Doan ‘18
Since its rise in the ‘70s, Silicon Valley has become the synecdoche for the U.S. high-tech sector. It is the breeding ground of innovation, and simultaneously, of a toxic “bro” culture that perpetuate a variety of systemic issues.
Cocina Feliz (Happy Kitchen)
By DaEun Jung ‘21
The First Year Essay is the the first step in the Plan process. Freshmen, who are required to write this essay, should regard it as highly significant in terms of their Plan process and Bennington education.
The Bennington Narrative
By Ivett Martinez ‘18
There comes a time in every person’s life where we experience a moment of an identity crisis. It is challenging to live in-between two identities that have been constantly made to oppose each other. I am the border.
By Lushik Wahba ‘19
Albeit the respite of extended periods away from the campus, the calmness of reflection does not have time to settle in. Coming back every term I know that whatever resolutions I made while away will dissolve after two weeks into the routine of classes, meals and meetings.
Dance with the Multitudes
By Jailynne Estevez '21
When words aren't all that necessary.
The exclusiveness of a “Neoliberalist” discourse
By Nam Phuong Thi Doan '18
This is me, dancing in the park, with complete strangers...
Columbus Day, or No?
By Shachi Mokashi ‘21
The word, “neoliberalism” appears to help us understand the prevalent forces that drive people’s actions in their daily lives. But, does it accurately portray the complex world around us?
Clean Your Dishes!
By Doménica Michelle Montaño '20
It's time to push past Columbus Day.
By DaEun Jung '21
Your mom's not here to remind you, so do it!