Back Talk: Hampshire College Brings Back the Flag
Dec05

Back Talk: Hampshire College Brings Back the Flag

Forced to Fly a Flag? Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to Hampshire College’s recent decision to stop flying the American flag on campus. Shortly after receiving this letter, threats made against students, faculty, and staff were part of a decision at the college to raise Old Glory again on Dec. 2. Our traditional U.S. flag is a great symbol of our country’s history: the start, the wars, the unification of all the states. But...

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This Weekend: Brattleboro’s Annual LEGO Contest
Nov14

This Weekend: Brattleboro’s Annual LEGO Contest

A Piece of Resistance When things fall apart, civility snaps, and a huffing, puffing bully blows our brick houses down, we have to do what our children know to do: wipe our tears, gather it all up block by block, and come to the table to rebuild. That’s the art of  creative, hopeful, American thinking. And, you know, LEGOs. This week, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center invites master builders of all ages to design and build...

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The V-Spot: My BF Is About to Leave Me; What Do I Do?
Oct24

The V-Spot: My BF Is About to Leave Me; What Do I Do?

Hi Yana! My boyfriend and I are approaching our four year anniversary. He recently called me and asked if he could vent to me about what he’s been feeling. He got diagnosed with anxiety and depression this past summer, but stopped going to therapy when he went back to school; so, I was glad he wanted to talk to me. He told me that he didn’t know if he was in our relationship because he loves me or if he is just trying to keep me...

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Between the Lines: Are the Elections Rigged?
Oct24

Between the Lines: Are the Elections Rigged?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has spent the last several months asserting that the Nov. 8 election will be rigged against him. He doesn’t have any evidence to support this claim — except for all the polls that say the real estate developer and reality TV star is going to lose the election — but that hasn’t stopped him from tarnishing the foundation of U.S. democracy. He’s gone so far as to refuse to acknowledge...

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Staff Picks: Reap the benefits of the fall harvest at Northampton Restaurant Week
Oct24

Staff Picks: Reap the benefits of the fall harvest at Northampton Restaurant Week

Hell Night at The Quarters • Sunday Hell Night returns to The Quarters on what many people consider “Devil’s Night,” the night before Halloween. There will be horror movies viewed on a projector all night as well as five hours of DJs spinning the best of all metal genres. Spicy food and drink specials are on the menu as well. Hosted by The Quarters and Promotorhead Entertainment. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 8 Railroad St., Hadley.  — Jennifer...

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