Arts & Living

By Youngkwang Shin ’19   |   Issue 147-17
The Russian Cultural Center, housed in a corner of Webster Hall, recently held an exhibition of early Soviet nonconformist art....Read More
By Olivia Luntz '21   |   Issue 147-17
Rebecca Ford ’18 is a double major in Black Studies and English, concentrating in carceral studies and diasporic movements of resistance and revolution....Read More
By Jack Klein '20   |   Issue 147-17
In an early 2015 interview with “GQ,” Young Thug bashed older rappers by saying, “If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to … I’m pretty sure Jay-Z don’t wanna rap right now.” After watching the critical acclaim pour in for Jay-Z’s “4:44” and 2 Chainz’ “Pretty Girls Like Trap Mus...Read More
By Milan Loewer '21   |   Issue 147-17
Like most Super Bowl viewers, I saw the Ram truck ad featuring a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, but I did not think much of it at the time....Read More

Opinion

By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 147-17
There are these well-trodden paths that a typical Amherst student follows. Try to avoid them. Don’t go through life like you do on the path to Val from your dorm — mindlessly following pre-determined trails....Read More
By Jake May '19   |   Issue 147-17
On Feb. 19, 2015, Harris Wittels, a comedy writer best known for his work on “Parks & Recreation,” passed away from a heroin overdose. He was only 30 years old. In his short life, he managed to become one of the most sought-after joke writers in Hollywood....Read More
By Khyla Haddock ’20   |   Issue 147-17
In light of recent events in Florida once again sparking brief concern about the issue of gun safety, I think that we should all reflect on the events and public apathy that have led to this current environment....Read More

Top News

By Emily Young '20   |   Issue 147-17
The college has been awarded a $500,000 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program grant. The grant was gifted to the college by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and will help fund an initiative to help underrepresented groups pursue graduate studies in the humanities. ...Read More
By Sehee Park '20   |   Issue 147-17
The college hosted a conversation between Marine Corps veteran and investigative reporter Thomas Brennan and Boston Globe reporter Kevin Cullen on Feb. 15 in Stirn Auditorium. Dean of Faculty Catherine Epstein, host of the event, introduced Brennan and Cullen. ...Read More
By Natalie De Rosa ’21   |   Issue 147-17
Michael Cohen is an assistant professor of psychology. He holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a Ph.D from Harvard University. ...Read More
By Emma Swislow '20   |   Issue 147-16
A draft of Amherst’s self-study, the first step in the process of renewing accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), was sent to members of the college community for feedback on Feb. 9. ...Read More
By Natalie De Rosa '21   |   Issue 147-16
Food justice activist and farmer Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm spoke on Thursday, Feb. 8 in Stirn Auditorium about the intersection of racial and environmental injustice and the food industry. The event was sponsored by the Office of Environmental Sustainability, the Victor S....Read More
By Kathleen Maeder '20   |   Issue 147-16
Amherst College’s life sciences departments, after receiving a substantial research grant, plan to select students for participation in an independent research program....Read More

Sports

By Zoe Atoko ’21   |   Issue 147-17
This past weekend, the Amherst women’s squash team returned to the courts for the final few matches of team play at the CSA Team Championships, hosted by Harvard....Read More
By Julia Turner ’19   |   Issue 147-17
The Amherst women’s track and field team competed at the competitive DIII New England Championships meet this weekend on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Springfield College....Read More
By Katie Bergamesca ’18   |   Issue 147-17
This past Saturday, the top-seeded Amherst men’s basketball narrowly escaped an upset at the hands of the eighth-ranked Bowdoin Polar Bears in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC tournament....Read More