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A New Era of Media: The Female Gaze

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | MARCH 13, 2017

An inside look at third wave Instagram-feminism and reclaiming the Male gaze. Featured interview with Bard student Eliza Mozer.

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Students Applaud Win For Black Cinema at 89th Annual Academy Awards

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

On Sunday, February 27, three primarily black major motion pictures took home Oscars at the 89th annual Academy Awards, a victory for black cinema in light of recent years when the Academy handed the golden statuettes to white actors and directors who participated in black films such as “Creed,” “Concussion,” and “Straight Outta Compton.”

The decision came as a slap in the face to black actors and directors last year and influenced the decision of Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott the 2016 Oscars. The controversy, whether these decisions were made on the basis of talent or bias, gave way to the twitter trend #OscarsSoWhite, which has more than 18 million hits on Google. Continue reading “Students Applaud Win For Black Cinema at 89th Annual Academy Awards”

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What Do You Know About Aleppo and Syria’s Civil War?

Photo by Galip Dalay/ Al Jazeera. Dec. 23, 2016

Many are volunteering and providing humanitarian relief in Aleppo and other war-torn cities in Syria to help refugees…The least students can do is read the news.

NICK JEBSON, OPINION EDITOR | CONTRIBUTING RESEARCH BY MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 12, 2017

As college students, we have an obligation to stay informed about world events. We are, after all, the next generation of policy-makers, reporters, journalists, military leaders and intelligence officials. It is highly likely that we will inherit a contention of failed policy in the Middle East. In light of all this, I, the humble opinion editor of Bard Watch, have a few things to say about the United States’ involvement in Syria that is worth our consideration, at a minimum.

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Bard Students React to US Appeals Court Phone Call

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 8, 2017 Trump’s immigration executive order has shaken the world since it has been issued, causing chaos at airports–especially JFK last Saturday, January 28–civil unrest and an increased Islamophobic attitude among many Americans. At a liberal school like Bard, many students have already taken action and have spoken out against the order. Dozens have attended the “No ban”, … Continue reading Bard Students React to US Appeals Court Phone Call

Botstein and Danner Discuss the President’s Policy and Personality

Presented by the 100 Days Initiative, human rights project, CCE, and Council for Inclusive Excellence

JOHANNA M. COSTIGAN, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 2, 2017

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 2, 2017

The First 100 Days, a college-wide initiative combining civics and public media to track Trump’s first months as president, was launched last night, Thursday February 2. The event was called “Trump Abroad, Trump at Home: Declaring the New War.” President Botstein and journalist and professor Mark Danner had a conversation about Trump’s role as a domestic orator and international representative of America. They covered the extensive action taken by the President over the last two weeks–from wrongfully omitting multiple pages from the whitehouse.gov website to threatening to cut funding for UC Berkeley after its students protested his immigration order.

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Bard Muslim Student Organization Discusses Trump’s Immigration Order, Religion and Identity

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Bard Muslim Student Organization members spoke at a discussion panel on Wednesday the 1st about Trump’s Immigration executive order that banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. From left to right:  Abiba Salahou (U.S), Ugur Pece (Turkey), Renad Bdair (Palestine), Timur Celebi (Turkey), Humam Al-Rubaye (Iraq). On Wednesday, February 1st, Bard Muslim Student Organization (MSO) rushed to … Continue reading Bard Muslim Student Organization Discusses Trump’s Immigration Order, Religion and Identity

Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Is Unconstitutional

MAEVE LAZOR, CO-EDITOR IN CHIEF | January 30, 2017

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In a statement on Monday, President Trump claimed that his temporary immigration executive order was not a “Muslim ban.” When he began campaigning in 2015, he called for a “total and complete shutdown of the entry of Muslims to the United States.”

Trump’s immigration order, which was issued on Friday, is inarguably a religious test– a clear violation of the American constitution. The ban has drawn concern from agencies such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security.

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