Articles by: Izzy Zaidi

One nation, under Islamaphobia

One nation, under Islamaphobia

“One Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” When I reached high school, I stopped reciting the pledge of allegiance. It made me uncomfortable, and I could never figure out why until now. It’s not true. Here’s the thing: this country does not give freedom or ascribe equality to all its members. The U.S. was built on […]

Atkins discusses Posse presence on the Hill

Deborah Bial, founder of the Posse Foundation, is scheduled to speak at Baccalaureate on May 23. Bial started the Posse Foundation in 1989 after hearing a student who dropped out of college say that she never would have dropped out of college if she had her posse with her. The Posse Foundation selects groups of 10 multicultural inner-city students who […]

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George Takei delivers S.H.O.U.T. week keynote

Every year, the Pugh Community Board (PCB) hosts Speaking, Hearing and Opening Up Together (S.H.O.U.T.) week, and this year’s event took on the theme of “The Personal is Political.” On Thursday, Feb. 26, community members made their way to Lorimer Chapel to hear the S.H.O.U.T Week keynote speaker, actor, director, author, social media star and human rights advocate George Takei […]

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Izzy Zaidi: An American-born, confused Desi

“Where are you from?” “Maine.” “No, I meant to ask, where were you born?” “Buffalo, New York.” “No, I mean, where are your parents from?” “Pakistan.” And now you know the secret of my brownness. This kind of conversation has become the bane of my existence. Around the time I was two, my family moved to Pakistan. I lived there […]

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Student explains the legend behind his nickname“the Birdman”

Student explains the legend behind his nickname“the Birdman”

His friends know him simply as, “the Birdman.” This past summer, Paul Dougherty ’16 spent ten weeks working for Project Puffin, an organization founded by celebrated ornithologist Dr. Stephen W. Kress, and affiliated with the National Audubon society. The original goal of Project Puffin was to reintroduce the seabirds eliminated from their historic nesting grounds in the Gulf of Maine. […]

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Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

Colby on Stage: fall theater preview

The College’s Department of Theater and Dance has been working hard this semester to create works that explore culture, creativity and performance. Much of the work is student-driven, and it all culminated during Homecoming weekend as eight groups performed a diverse range of pieces that spanned over a number of different styles. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Department of Theater […]

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