Arts & Living

By Mark Simonitis ’19   |   Issue 146-18
“Arrival,” based on the short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, is an anomaly in today’s entertainment scene. It’s an alien “invasion” movie completely devoid of action; instead it opts for consistent tension and drama....Read More
By Sophie Currin ’17   |   Issue 146-18
Every year, the Oscar-nominated animated shorts present a pool of feelings. Each piece accentuates and lingers on a certain aspect of the human condition, and watching all in succession leaves a lively feeling brimming in the viewer....Read More
By Julia Pretsfelder ’18   |   Issue 146-18
Ben Kissinger ’19 is directing a one-act play for his directing studio class with Ronald Bashford, who he worked under last year in his first production, “The Cherry Orchard.” Q: How did you come to directing and theater? Do you do other arts?...Read More
By Alina Burke '17   |   Issue 146-17
Tired of spending Valentine’s Day sitting alone in silence? Fear no more: with my help, you’ll be able to sit alone on Valentine’s Day listening to the voices of other super bitter single people....Read More


By Jake May '19   |   Issue 146-18
Yesterday, “Variety” reported that Jimmy Kimmel, host and executive producer of ABC’s late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” was considering retiring from his position when his contract expires in 2019....Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 146-18
Speaking and listening across political divide in these times is challenging. We are intent on bringing conservative ideas to liberal campuses, or bringing liberal ideas to conservative campuses. We are focused on pulling in thoughts beyond our standard lines of thinking....Read More
By Geoffrey Sanborn   |   Issue 146-18
The following piece was first delivered as a paper presentation to senior English majors....Read More

Top News

By Isabel Tessier '19   |   Issue 146-19
The Residential Life website and Director of Residential Life Corry Colonna have provided details regarding dormitory rooms’ designations by gender that contain discrepancies....Read More
By Kathleen Maeder '20   |   Issue 146-18
Nkiru Nzegwu, Professor of Africana Studies at Binghamton University, held a talk in Pruyne Lecture Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16 to discuss aspects of Yoruba artistic culture in relation to power, spirituality and gender. ...Read More
By Ariana Lee '20   |   Issue 146-18, By Caleigh Plaut '19   |   Issue 146-18
The Residential Life Department has recently announced several changes to the housing selection and room draw process for the 2017-2018 academic year. Application forms and sign-ups for on-campus housing began on Monday, Feb. 13, and room draw this year will start on April 5....Read More
By Jacob Gendelman '20   |   Issue 146-18
Megan Adamo is an economics and math major researching mood swings and risk aversion for an economics thesis. Her adviser is Assistant Professor of Economics Collin Raymond. ...Read More
By Shawna Chen '20   |   Issue 146-17
Students, faculty and staff gathered for a meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, to discuss the recent upsurge in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, which have arrested nearly 700 undocumented people in the last week....Read More
By AAS Candidates   |   Issue 146-17
On Friday, Feb. 17, the AAS will hold elections for four senators from the Class of 2017, two senators from the class of 2018, one senator from the class of 2020 and a Judiciary Council Chair from any class. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections....Read More


By Nate Quigley ’19   |   Issue 146-18
This past weekend, the men’s squash team travelled to Cambridge, Mass. to participate in the CSA Team Championship, hosted by perennial powerhouse Harvard....Read More
By Laura Greer '20   |   Issue 146-18
The Amherst women’s track and field team competed in the two-day Division III New England Championship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this weekend, finishing 11th out of a talented 29-team pool....Read More
By Forest Sisk '17   |   Issue 146-18
In the wake of one of the best Super Bowls of all time, there comes this lull in sport action. The time between the end of the NFL season and the beginning of March Madness, also known as February, allows us sports fans to check out some of the lesser-known competitions. ...Read More