Arts & Living

By Madeline Bustos ’19   |   Issue 145-25
For those of you who don’t know, Beyoncé, the 20-time Grammy award winning artist and cultural icon, dropped a visual album titled “Lemonade” on Saturday, April 23....Read More
By Sophie Currin '17   |   Issue 145-25
“Don’t drop the beet!” Farmer Pete reminded the Women’s Cross Country team, two years ago, as we literally harvested beets on our volunteer day. People near him laughed a little, and smiled, genuinely enjoying an early autumn Sunday morning spent working on the farm....Read More
By Simon Stracher ’18   |   Issue 145-25
The sixth season of “Game of Thrones” is the first in the series to not feature content from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” series and it has dazzled audiences, exciting book readers and show watchers alike with the first two episodes....Read More
By Youngkwang Shin ’19   |   Issue 145-25
Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” is about a group of college athlete bros attending six parties over the course of three days before classes begin....Read More


By Galen Muskat '18E   |   Issue 145-25
I sat at Valentine several nights ago and couldn’t help but overhear two students sitting nearby: “Whoever designed this place was so stupid — I don’t even know what he was thinking.”...Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 145-25
The past two semesters saw a huge resurgence of student activism and much encouraging work to make the college a better place. The most notable example of student activism was Amherst Uprising, which sparked conversation typically rare to our campus....Read More
By Samuel Rosenblum ‘16   |   Issue 145-25
In Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods,” Little Red Riding Hood questions “Isn’t it nice to know a lot / and a little bit not.” This phrase, as a postscript to a number in which she extols the virtues of knowledge and mastery, poses a perennial question for students like us....Read More

Top News

By Phillip Yan '18   |   Issue 145-25
Q: What is your thesis about?...Read More
By Jeff Szulc '19   |   Issue 145-25
Kim Phuc Phan Thi, the subject of the famous “napalm girl” photograph from the Vietnam War, spoke to students, staff, faculty and members of the community in the Cole Assembly Room on April 28. The event, titled “Life Lessons,” was free and open to the public....Read More
By Ryan Cenek '18   |   Issue 145-25
Faculty, staff and students met for a discussion and a question-and-answer session hosted by the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion on April 29 in Converse Hall....Read More
By Kiana Herold '17   |   Issue 145-25
Senators for the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 as well as two judiciary council members were elected on April 26. The election was preceded by a night of speeches in Merrill 1 on April 21, where the candidates presented their platforms....Read More
By Dan Ahn '17   |   Issue 145-25
A mascot committee comprised of students and alumni held its fourth meeting on April 29. The new committee is composed of students who were active in the mascot debate last fall and the members of the alumni executive committee’s mascot task force....Read More
By Jingwen Zhang ’18   |   Issue 145-25
A majority of the faculty voted to approve the Statement of Academic and Expressive Freedom during a faculty meeting on Tuesday, May 3. The statement, which lays out and clarifies the college’s position on freedom of speech and expression, was written by the Committee of Six. ...Read More


By Caleb Winfrey '19   |   Issue 145-25
The Amherst women’s track and field team finished with 19 points to place 10th in the 11-team field at the NESCAC championship at the college. Senior Victoria Hensley tabbed a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter race with a time of 57.81 seconds....Read More
By Meredith Manley '18   |   Issue 145-25
This past weekend, the men’s golf team traveled to the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vermont to compete in the NESCAC championship. As the tournament came to a close, the purple and white clinched the third-place position trailing behind Middlebury and Trinity....Read More
By Jason Darell '18   |   Issue 145-25
On Saturday, April 20, Amherst traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts to take on No. 9 ranked Williams. The purple and white put up an admirable fight, but ended up suffering a heartbreaking 5-4 loss at the hands of their archrivals....Read More