Arts & Living

By Brandon Medina ’19   |   Issue 147-25
This past weekend, Dance and Stepping at Amherst College (DASAC) performed their spring show in Keefe Campus Center’s Friedmann Room titled “DASAC Gets Out.” DASAC, Amherst’s student-run dance group focused on hip-hop, Caribbean and other dance styles originating from the black diaspora, celebrat...Read More
By Mark Simonitis '19   |   Issue 146-25
“Being a Human in STEM” is a project-based course designed by students and chemistry professor Sheila Jaswal....Read More
By Kevin Feeley '19   |   Issue 146-25
On Good Friday, living rap legend Kendrick Lamar released his fourth studio album entitled “DAMN.” The album has already received rave reviews, despite being a significant departure from the heavy 70’s jazz vibe of his last project, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” His first song, “BLOOD,” is a narrative o...Read More
By Alina Burke ’17   |   Issue 147-25
The faculty in the English department took steps last year towards a connection with the theater and dance department by allowing playwriting classes to be counted for English course credit. This semester, their relationship has grown even further....Read More

Opinion

By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 146-25
With the grad fair taking place in Keefe, theses being completed and senior photos flooding Facebook timelines, the fact that graduation is just around the corner has become increasingly clear....Read More
By Jake May '19   |   Issue 146-25
Recently, Comedy Central, the network that airs “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” announced two new late-night projects. One called “The President’s Show” stars Anthony Atamanuik, a white male actor and improviser....Read More
By Spencer Quong '18   |   Issue 146-25
When I was in high school, I resented gay pride and queer activism. To the younger version of myself, pride felt overbearing. I remember sitting in my counselor’s office and telling her I didn’t need to go to the Gay-Straight Alliance meeting....Read More

Top News

By Emma Swislow '20   |   Issue 146-25
Marion Holmes Katz, a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, spoke about the complicated relationship between law, ethics and Islamic studies on Wednesday, April 12. ...Read More
By AAS Candidates   |   Issue 146-25
On Thursday, April 20, the AAS will hold elections for Senate (classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020) and Judiciary Council (any class). Below are statements from candidates for these seats....Read More
By Ariana Lee '20   |   Issue 146-25
Nikita Dhawan, a professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, spoke on the importance of social movements for transnational justice and the role of protest politics in a talk titled “Death of Leviathan: Protest Politics and State Phobia” on Wednesday, April 12. ...Read More
By Isabel Tessier '19   |   Issue 146-25
Atlantic and Slavery Studies Professor Manuel Barcia gave a talk at the college titled “White Cannibalism in the Slave Trade” on Monday, April 17 in Pruyne Lecture Hall. ...Read More
By Kathleen Maeder '20   |   Issue 146-25
Mary Margaret Stoll ’17 is a double major in chemistry and environmental studies. Her advisor is Professor Anna Martini. Her thesis examines the properties of ice core specimens from Antarctica. ...Read More
By Isabel Tessier '19   |   Issue 146-24
A committee of five Latin American studies professors submitted a proposal for a new major in Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) to the Committee on Educational Policy on Saturday, March 25, and it is currently under review....Read More

Sports

By Mary Grace Cronin '18   |   Issue 146-25
The Amherst men’s lacrosse team had a thrilling weekend, besting NESCAC powerhouse Tufts 21-15 on Saturday, April 15 at Pratt Field. The game, Amherst’s final home tilt of the season, also served as the Mammoths’ senior day....Read More
By Julia Turner ’19   |   Issue 146-25
The Mammoths had an impressive showing this weekend, at the local University of Massachusetts Amherst Invitational....Read More
By Julia Turner ’19   |   Issue 146-25
The Amherst women’s golf team made a strong showing this weekend, April 15 to 16, on their home course at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. The team finished with a combined score of 628 to place third at the Jack Leaman Invitational....Read More