Arts & Living

By Simon Stratcher ’18   |   Issue 144-14
Saoirse Ronan (“The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Emory Cohen (“The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Gambler”) dazzle in “Brooklyn,” a historical drama set in the early 1950s....Read More
By Sophie Currin '17   |   Issue 144-15
Sophie Currin ’17 Staff Writer I walked into the McCaffrey Room in Keefe on Friday at noon to hear Alexandra Theall ’19 share her personal rendition on the beauty of life, or as she so eloquently deems it, “The Improbability of Existence.” ...Read More
By DivineAsia Miller ’19   |   Issue 145-14
In a partnership with the Office of Student Life and the Multicultural Resource Center, photographer Steven Rosenfield visited the college between Feb. 2 and Feb. 5 to work with students on Amherst Community Photo Project. ...Read More
By Sophia Salazar ’18   |   Issue 145-14
“Anomalisa,” this year’s animated darling for many top-notch film critics, has been touted as the “most human film of the year,” sans any humans on the screen....Read More

Opinion

By Alexander George   |   Issue 145-14
I know that Lord Jeff, our quondam mascot, has hardly been buried, right next to The Moose, his would-be successor. So I hope it won’t appear too ugly to be rushing in with a modest proposal for a modest mascot....Read More
By Galen Muskat '18E   |   Issue 145-14
Even when I lived in Illinois, I did not pay attention to neighboring Iowa. For all its virtues — corn, rolling plains, the rare Iowa Pleistocene Snail — my attentions were elsewhere. It had, perhaps, an “Iowa aura.”...Read More
By Alisa Bajramovic '18   |   Issue 145-14
Every time I sit in Frost Cafe, I see student after student go up to the counter and buy a plastic water bottle. They toss them in their backpacks and drink them throughout the day....Read More

Top News

By Dan Ahn '17   |   Issue 145-14
The Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion held its inaugural meeting on Friday, Feb. 5. President Biddy Martin created the task force to review and help implement the diversity initiatives recommended by the strategic plan, Amherst Uprising and other sources. ...Read More
By Jeff Szulc '19   |   Issue 145-14
Students participated in an online poll on Jan. 27 to determine which proposals for Branches would be implemented for this semester’s trial period. Three hundred and seventy-one students responded to the poll and selected four Branches to be formed....Read More
By Phillip Yan '18   |   Issue 145-14
Suzanne Coffey has accepted an extension to her appointment as chief student affairs officer, President Biddy Martin announced on Feb. 3. This month marked the expiration of Coffey’s original two-year appointment....Read More
By Kiana Herold '17   |   Issue 145-14
Amherst College archivists discovered a tape with the only known recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, “The Summer of Discontent.” College archivist Mariah Leavitt recently found the recording in a box donated by the WAMH radio station in 1989. ...Read More
By Ryan Cenek '18   |   Issue 145-14
Professor Franklin Odo is the John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy....Read More
By Zoe Wong '18   |   Issue 145-13
Yanzhen Lu is a biochemistry and biophysics major on the biochemistry track. Her thesis focuses on the activity of different forms of the protein HePTP. Her adviser is Professor of Chemistry Anthony Bishop....Read More

Sports

By Kelly Karczewki ’18   |   Issue 145-14
The Amherst women’s basketball team suffered its first home loss in 121 consecutive games this past Saturday afternoon, when talented NESCAC rival Tufts bested the squad. ...Read More
By Mary Grace Cronin '18   |   Issue 145-14
The Amherst women’s squash team survived their toughest week yet as their season reaches its latter half. They enter their next competition with a respectable 9-5 record against some of the country’s top squads....Read More
By Caleb Winfrey '19   |   Issue 145-14
On Saturday afternoon, the Amherst men’s track and field team competed in the Tufts Invitational at the Baronian Field House in Medford, Massachusetts. Thomas Matthew ’16 qualified for the final heat and finished fifth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.31....Read More