Category Archives: Literary Non-fiction

The Use of Drones in the U.S. Military by Alex Krales

More C.I.A. drone attacks have been conducted under President Obama than under President George W. Bush. The Air Force’s fleet has grown quickly in recent years now consisting of 195 Predators (27 feet long valued at $4.5 million each) and … Continue reading

Posted in Disconnect Issue # 2 May 2010, Graphic Art, Literary Non-fiction, On The War on Terror | Leave a comment

Fahad Hashmi and The Firmest Pillar by Alejandra Cuéllar

Syed Fahad Hashmi, a graduate from Brooklyn College was arrested in London’s Heathrow airport on June 6th, 2006 and was deported to the United States eleven months later. He was charged on three counts of providing material support to Al … Continue reading

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Out by Will Syldor

On Saturday, March 27th, I went to the Five College Queer Sexuality & Gender Conference at Hampshire College. I was hesitant as I walked through those doors as I always am when I can’t put my finger on how white … Continue reading

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Joe’s Neutral Stance on Dumpster Diving by Megan Meo

I have come to see dumpster diving as one of the most tangible solutions for redistributing food and combating the consequences of overproduction. The United States throws 29 million tons of food away a year; over 40 percent of all … Continue reading

Posted in Disconnect Issue # 2 May 2010, Environmental: Food, Land, Water and Leaves, Literary Non-fiction | Leave a comment

An Experiment in Cell Phone Etiquette by Molly Einhorn

The Rules: 1) There will be no text messaging unless sitting down and not in conversation. 2) In conversation, it is necessary to let conversation partner(s) know when I am expecting a call. 3) If in the middle of a … Continue reading

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New Road by Alejandra Cuéllar

I spent the week of this past Spring Break in the small rural community of New Road Virginia with my Grassroots Community Development class from Umass. Situated in Exmore Town in the County of Northampton Virginia, New Road is an … Continue reading

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Grupo Folklórico Palo Santo: The Ethics of Making Afro-Cuban Music and Dance, for Haiti, in Northampton by Morgan Greenstreet

It was the last night Tuesday of January, and the NEA dance studio in Northampton was the most festive and crowded I had ever seen it. There were families with kids clustered around the door, young men and women were … Continue reading

Posted in Issue # 1 February 2010, Literary Non-fiction, Social Constructions | Leave a comment