Arts & Living

By Youngkwang Shin ’19   |   Issue 147-2
Every three years or so, the world’s greatest invisible actor Andy Serkis decides over morning coffee that the time is ripe to once more pretend that he is an ape. He then contacts director Matt Reeves, and a secret monastic order of computer wizards aid him in his quest....Read More
By Olivia Luntz '21   |   Issue 147-2
Returning to school after a relaxing summer break is hard, and it can be easy to let the healthy practices you developed over the summer fall to the wayside once you’re back on campus. That’s where your phone comes in to save the day....Read More
By Paola Garcia-Prieto ’18 & Alina Burke ‘17   |   Issue 147-2
Five years after her second album “Warrior” was produced, Kesha, now going by her birth name instead of the stage name Ke$ha, released her album “Rainbow.” At the age of 30, the pop star, known for her 2009 hit song “Tik Tok,” produced this heartfelt comeback album, an homage to her triumph over ...Read More
By Mark Siminotis ’19   |   Issue 147-2
WARNING: The following review contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 7....Read More

Opinion

By Nisan Sele '21   |   Issue 147-2
President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end DACA seems to show, above anything else, that he and those around him struggle to understand the perspective of those whose lives they are drastically changing....Read More
By Jake May '19   |   Issue 147-2
The state of men’s tennis today is, in a word, bizarre. For most of the season, the No. 1 player in the world was Andy Murray. This year, Murray won just one tournament (the Dubai Open in February)....Read More
By Aditi Krishnamurthy '18   |   Issue 147-2
On behalf of the Association of Amherst Students (AAS), I would like to welcome the Class of 2021 and incoming transfer students. I write to introduce new students to the AAS in terms of what student government at Amherst looks like and what we do....Read More

Top News

By Sylvia Frank '20   |   Issue 147-2
Olufemi O. Vaughan is an Alfred Sargent Lee ’41 and Mary Farley Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies. He attended St. John’s University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in politics and government. He received his doctorate in politics with historical components from Oxford University. ...Read More
By Ariana Lee '20   |   Issue 147-2
Seumas Macneil ’19, Patrick Frenett ’19 and Lucas Sheiner ’19 created a website called “Rate Our Courses” in the spring to improve the college course selection process for students. ...Read More
By Emma Wilfert '20   |   Issue 147-2
The college hired a new director of dining services this year, and along with this transition came a number of changes in the layout and structure of Valentine Dining Hall. ...Read More
By Shawna Chen ’20   |   Issue 147-2
President Biddy Martin sent a community-wide email on Sept. 5 condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In her email, she emphasized the college’s commitment to recruiting and protecting students with DACA status....Read More
By Emma Swislow '20   |   Issue 147-1
The Folger Shakespeare Library, administered by the college, was awarded a grant in August by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $1.5 million to fund a four-year collaborative research project called “Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures.”...Read More
By Shawna Chen '20   |   Issue 147-1
When Claire Cho ’20 received her financial aid package in early July, she was shocked — her expected family contribution had doubled “without any indication that it would,” she said. ...Read More

Sports

By Jack Malague '19   |   Issue 147-2
The New York Times revealed last Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox, in a move wholly uncharacteristic of a New England-area sports team that has enjoyed enormous success since the early 2000s and plays in a neighborhood whose name begins with the letter “F,” had been using an Apple Watch to steal o...Read More
By Delancey King '18   |   Issue 147-2
The Amherst men’s soccer team kicked off its 2017 campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bowdoin on Saturday, Sept. 9. After 90 minutes of even, physical play, it was a penalty kick awarded in the first half that allowed the Mammoths to eke out the result. ...Read More
By Will Zaubler '19   |   Issue 147-2
After dropping their first match of the season to a strong Springfield College squad, the Amherst women’s volleyball team (3-1) responded positively to win its next three matches....Read More