This February, Skidmore’s Model United Nations club sent thirteen delegates to the North American Model United Nations Conference (NAMUN) at the University of Toronto. Connor Batsimm ’18 reflects on his experience.
On Feb. 25, Skidmore College publicly stated that high school students suspended for peacefully protesting will not be penalized by admissions, joining the rank of other universities -- including Brown, Brandeis, and Northeastern -- that have made similar statements. This move proves the validity of youth movements, but also brings into question how to effectively protest, especially for the Skidmore students not protected.
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, a lecture on voting rights in the United States was hosted by Chris Deluzio, a counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice’s democracy Program, who advocated for extending voting rights and implementing more effective methods.
On Feb. 27, Wendy Ewald, one of the photographers of “This Place,” visited Skidmore College as a part of the Dunkerley Dialogue series. The dialogue mostly focused on discussing Ewald’s diverse photography experiences, as well as the techniques and practices she utilized in This Place, and beyond.
This past September, the Counseling Center began offering vouchers to students for taxi rides to off-campus psychiatric providers. How has the program grown since?
2017 was a tremendous year for cinema. While movies like the Shape of Water, Call Me by Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received a ton of attention from the Oscars, other films were unfortunately ignored in the process, going under-appreciated by both audiences and award shows alike. Therefore, here are a few great films that might’ve slipped your radar.
Which film will claim this year’s Oscar for Best Picture in one of the closest races in years? Read on to hear our picks for the major awards at the Oscars.
Events like Eastern College Career Day provide some students with terrific opportunities to land jobs. A similar recruitment event at Skidmore, however, could be even more beneficial to everyone.
In November 2017, Lebanon’s Prime Minister resigned from his position while on a diplomatic trip to Saudi Arabia. Analysis of his sudden resignation and following events reveal how countries are being used as instruments to further the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
On Sunday, Feb. 18, the Palestinian Rights Committee and the Jewish Voices for Peace joined forces to rally together, holding a vigil in solidarity with Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian children in Saratoga Springs.
Over the weekend, Feb. 24-25, the Dynamics and the Drastic Measures both attended a capella competitions that highlighted their incredible singing abilities. Read to see how they did!
Black Panther made his silver screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, and was considered one of the best parts of the movie (despite having a relatively minor role). The bar was certainly set high for the Black Panther solo film, but it looks like they not only made it over that bar, but won the gold medal, too.
Ten Skidmore students attended the 27th Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference this past weekend at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The upcoming play deals with themes of body image and representation, and if this moment shows anything, it’s the love and support radiating from the cast. It’s the kindness, the tenderness of people with a story to tell. And, eventually, it’s the anger they feel.
The Skidmore News looked into why three female political science professors are leaving Skidmore this year, and found that they are departing feeling satisfied about their teaching here and looking forward to what's ahead.
The flyers were first passed around to people unexpectedly on Broadway on the evening of February 10th. The same pamphlets were later found on a number of car windshields near downtown Saratoga the following morning.
Debates regarding free speech continue to be held on Skidmore's campus, especially in light of recent discussions regarding the potential to bring a controversial speaker to campus. Junior Carissa Jaehnert weighs in with her opinion.
One of the world’s smallest nations — consisting of over 1000 coral islands — has made it to headlines due to the tormenting conflict between the executive and the judiciary branches, which has resulted in massive protests and unrest across the nation.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is still ongoing and while people are amazed at the feats of the athletes, it should also be remembered that the games were affected by the ongoing tensions between South Korea and North Korea, and the ongoing missile crisis in the region.
The Shape of Water is a monster movie harboring a remarkably human story, and I doubt anyone other than Guillermo del Toro could have told it. With 13 nominations, the film has already succeeded in making its mark.
This year’s Juried Student Exhibition, being held at the Schick Gallery until March 6th, shows chosen works of students in varying Studio Art courses. All of the works of art showcase the incredible talent that Skidmore students have. Each piece is significantly different from the next, showing the true style of techniques that range from student to student.
It was all about the seniors during both the women's and men's contests.
Sexual assault accusations have been breaking out of Hollywood in astonishing numbers, suggesting a greater, systemic issue at play in the industry. There is so much we can do as students and, most importantly, consumers to reject the sexism and horror that seems to run rampant in the film industry.
Professors feel just a little bit too comfortable assigning vast amounts of homework over the break. Whether that is because the break is so short that they do not consider it legitimate or if they are plain sadistic, I have yet to conclude.
In what seems like a whirlwind, Beatlemore Skidmania has come and gone as the weekend of Nov. 17 comes to an end. Every year, Skidmore students and the Saratoga community come together to celebrate a certain era of The Beatles. The 17th annual show celebrated Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as the transcendent single “Strawberry Fields Forever.
The life of Skidmore alum Nicholas Cleves, ‘16, was cut tragically short inTuesday’s terror attack in New York City. The New York native, who was a Computer Science major and Physics minor, is remembered by a professor as being a “diligent student” who was “always eager to learn.”
While at a liberal arts institution like Skidmore, one expects free and open discussion of ideas within the classroom setting. But what does this look like in relation to laptop use in class and New York State's "one-party consent law?" Can privacy still exist in the 21st century classroom?
The rock legend died last week at the age of 66.
Featured in the 2017 New York Times Magazine article "Who's Afraid of Claire Messud?" and with numerous bestsellers under her belt, it is no surprise that Claire Messud was the featured speaker of this year's Frances Steloff Lecture series at Skidmore College.
Voter suppression, gerrymandering, and voter apathy keep politically opinionated citizens away from the ballot box-- particularly in local elections. Any Skidmore student can easily register to vote in Saratoga Springs. Given the salience of local political action, there's no excuse not to.