Arts & Living

By Hugh Ford ’20   |   Issue 146-21
On February 24, celebrated bassist Thundercat released his third studio album, “Drunk.” Thundercat is renowned for not only his solo works but also his collaborations with producer Flying Lotus and rapper Kendrick Lamar....Read More
By Sophie Currin '17   |   Issue 146-21
Gabby Edzie ’17 is a senior English major writing a creative thesis. As she nears it's final deadline, I had the chance to sit down with her and ask a few questions regarding her trajectory through the English major along with her creative writing process....Read More
By Lorelei Dietz ’20   |   Issue 146-21
In the Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum hang empty frames gaping like wounds. Some consider it distasteful to leave the frames, deprived of their original content, while others maintain that the museum has taken the proper course of action, not altering the exhibits in any manner....Read More
By Youngkwang Shin ’19   |   Issue 146-21
Spoiler-free article!...Read More


By Tess Frenzel ’17 and Victoria Zhang ’18   |   Issue 146-21
Watching porn at college always reminded me a little bit of Facebook stalking. Lots of people do it, many find it entertaining, and almost everyone would be embarrassed if someone caught them watching it....Read More
By Siraj Sindhu '17   |   Issue 146-21
My parents emigrated from Lahore to Brooklyn, NY in the early 1990s. I’ve often imagined their arrival in the U.S.: they settled in a country far from home, where people who looked nothing like them spoke an unfamiliar language, with little in the way of a support system....Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 146-21
American culture demands that college students experience immense personal growth during their education. Under such external pressure, how can we make our time and growth at Amherst meaningful?...Read More

Top News

By Jingwen Zhang '18   |   Issue 146-21
Robert Teranishi, professor of social science and comparative education at the University of California, Los Angeles, gave a talk about diversity in higher education on Tuesday, March 21....Read More
By Ariana Lee '20   |   Issue 146-21
Jamie Gracie is an economics and Spanish double major. Her thesis examines the long-term effects of bilingual elementary programs on students and their achievements. Her thesis advisors are Assistant Professors of Economics Caroline Theoharides and Katharine Sims. ...Read More
By Claire Dennis '20   |   Issue 146-21
Conservative political commentator Rich Lowry addressed an audience of students and faculty in a talk about the changing political climate in America on March 8. The event, free and open to the public, was held in Stirn Auditorium and sponsored by the Croxton Lecture Fund....Read More
By Kathleen Maeder '20   |   Issue 146-20
Members of the Amherst town community met at local cafe and deli The Black Sheep on Monday, Mar. 6 to discuss the current political climate and ways in which Amherst residents can take action on their concerns....Read More
By Ariana Lee '20   |   Issue 146-20
English author Zadie Smith spoke at the college on Friday, March 3. The event began with a reading by Smith of a section of her latest book “Swing Time,” followed by a conversation with Jen Acker ’00, a Q&A session and a book signing. ...Read More
By Claire Dennis '20   |   Issue 146-20
The Amherst Political Union (APU) hosted Andrew Kuchins ’81 for a lecture entitled “Fantasy and Reality: The Trump Administration and U.S./Russian Relations” on Tuesday, March 7....Read More


By Scout Boynton '20   |   Issue 146-22
The Amherst women’s tennis team traveled to California this past week for their annual spring break trip. Over the course of the week, the purple and white played five matches, finishing with a 2-3 record....Read More
By Julia Turner '19   |   Issue 146-22
Amherst women’s swimming and diving wrapped up an impressive season with its 21st consecutive top-15 finish at NCAA Championships March 15-18. The team finished 15th, and the showing was highlighted by several standout individual performances. ...Read More
By Jenny Mazzella ’20   |   Issue 146-22
Over spring break, the Amherst women’s softball team traveled to Winter Garden, Florida to start off its 2017 season. Taking advantage of the warmer weather, the team played twelve games. ...Read More