If I’m being honest, I’ve never participated in Rock the Community before. Don’t get me wrong, I always wanted to—I remember reading about it on the Campus Traditions page of the SR website. It makes sense, then, that I scheduled my whole freshman year RTC Friday around its events. Too bad it got rained out and was never rescheduled.
Yesterday, 9/27/19, Simon’s Rock fell into a panic after a violent attack on one of our students of color on-campus. Security responded with an email at 7:55 p.m. (more than 5 hours after the event) with an emailed statement which contained the following about the crime: “at approximately 2:30 p.m., a student reported being dragged into the woods and violently assaulted by an unknown individual near the Interpretive Trail” and went on to ensure that the police are looking into the issue. Although, they were seemingly calling upon students to help track down the perpetrator, asking if there was anyone with information about the violence. In the email, they also suggested that students walk in groups, as to avoid dangerous situations.
Friday’s Climate Teach-In gave voice to a series of Simon’s Rock staples, including Harold Hastings, Tai Young-Taft, Jennifer Browdy, Nancy Bonvillian, Brian Connolly, Justin Jackson, and Jay Maronde, an employee of the Physical Plant. According to the my.simons-rock Portal, his official title is “Maintenance Technician,” but Jay has really been acting as a campus energy manager. Maronde spoke on campus energy and climate initiatives. Below is a list of a few projects either in progress or forthcoming.
If you’ve been wondering why your trip to town now includes a walk to the DAC to meet the shuttle (as opposed to the previous Student Union pick up), I have your answer. The shuttle system is on life support, and soon the plug will be pulled in order to make way for use of the BBus, the regional public transportation system of the Berkshires.
For many Simon’s Rockers, the Spring Formal acts as their only chance to attend a prom or school dance, although it is unlike any other high school formals. Instead of uncomfortable dancing and limos, the formal night at Simon’s Rock was more about dressing up and having a memorable night with friends, whether that means parading around Crosby wearing an elegant dress or suit, having a night-in, watching movies on your friend’s computer, or dancing at the Egremont Country Club under a disco and flashing lights. There was a way for everyone to celebrate this special night. Excitement and anticipation could be felt in the air.
On Saturday, March 30th, Campus Life hosted their annual drag extravaganza, Dolly Drag, where students are invited to dress in their best drag or drab lewks in order to walk the improvised-yet-extravagant runway of the APC. If you were not able to attend such an unforgettable evening, this article is meant to recap the big night.
Late Tuesday night, a member of the Weekly Cad Team got a text message from Stone Mims with a casual proposal: we were invited, by him, to represent our newspaper at the first meeting of the new Student Government, set to take place the following day. At first, it was a scramble to find someone who could fit the meeting into their schedule, but after a short email exchange with Stone, I was ready to run from my last class to get there.
Upon reaching out to Emmett for an interview, he suggested we meet in his studio located in the basement of the Lecture Center. If you’ve ever been to the basement of the Lecture Center, you know it is basically a dungeon; it is the darkest place I have ever been to. If it weren’t for the faint tapping of a drum set behind a door, I might never have found Emmett and his wonderful studio, plastered with an assortment of posters, notably one with a crocodile screaming, “You can go to hell!”
Calvin Ramsey: playwright and author, is interviewed by the Weekly Cad team in preparation for his visit to campus on February 5th.
Today, Thursday December 13th, Carriage House RD Carson was fired by the administration. This has been determined to be because of comments made by Carson directed toward the administration during a Campus Life staff meeting taking place the previous day. This has so far caused extreme student upset, as it is not unlikely that these comments were made to bring attention to the usage of racial slurs among members of the faculty among other glaring problems.