College considers fossil fuel divestment

The Board of Trustees Investment Committee agreed to withdraw, or divest, part of the college’s endowment from unknown fossil fuel companies in an October meeting with the environmental organization Earth Emerson. Only the Committee who…

Classes canceled Wednesday for Red Sox parade

The college will cancel some classes on Oct. 31 for a parade celebrating the Boston Red Sox’s victory in the World Series, according to an email from President M. Lee Pelton Monday evening. The cancellation affects classes starting at 10…

New dining service guarantees fresher options

Bon Appétit Management Company, the food vendor that replaced Sodexo, promises fresh ingredients and new dining options for students this fall. The transition came following students’ concerns about the quality of the food provided,…

LGBTQ Column: Logging on to feel less alone

As a confused, gay teenager, lacking any support from family or peers, I did what any other young member of the LGBTQ community would—I logged onto the internet. According to the Born This Way Foundation, 62 percent of queer youth go…

LGBTQ Column: Don’t forget the T

RuPaul, the drag queen who started the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, a popular drag competition, caused a stir within the LGBTQ community when he said he would “probably not” allow transitioning transgender people to compete on his show.…

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LGBTQ Column: Winning hearts and gold medals

This year, the world watched the first openly-gay Team USA athletes compete in the Winter Olympics. Many people in the LGBTQ community are celebrating figure skater Adam Rippon and skier Gus Kenworthy for their courage and shameless…

LGBTQ Column: Queer-baiting, but straight-washing

NBC’s new show Rise tells the story of how high school drama teacher Lou Mazzuchelli transforms the theater department. The plot is based on the real life story of Lou Volpe, but many in the LGBTQ community have criticized the show’s…

Back at home, back in the closet

While the holiday season is a time of celebration and festivity for most people, many in the queer community dread the time off. For a lot of us, the holidays mean one thing: forcing ourselves back into the closet. For many it’s…

Spacey’s sexuality is no excuse for past assaults

Kevin Spacey is facing several allegations of sexual assault. Anthony Rapp accused the actor of assaulting him when Rapp was only 14 years old, and in Spacey’s apology, he seems to have deflected from these allegations by coming out as…

LGBTQ column: Out of the closet, into a box

I have a confession—I think Buzzfeed quizzes are fun. A few weeks ago, I found myself searching the site. One quiz titled, “You Won’t Get 100% on this Quiz If You’re Straight,” jumped out at me. Aware of how questionable this could be, I…