Arts & Living

By Sophia Salazar   |   Issue Volume 145 Issue 5
Pumpkin painting, hot cocoa, live music and beanbag toss games attracted spectators to Amherst’s first-annual “Rock the Block” event Saturday afternoon. Members of the Amherst College community flocked to Valentine Quad in spite of the gloomy weather to relax and mingle with fellow attendees....Read More
By Katyana Dandridge   |   Issue Volume 145 Issue 5
Amherst’s Department of Spanish welcomed famed cartoonist Jaime Hernandez to Fayerweather’s Pruyne Lecture Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 30....Read More
By Darya Bor   |   Issue Volume 145 Issue 5
The Amherst Center for Russian Culture hosted an opening reception for its new exhibition in the Russian Center Art Gallery on Oct. 2....Read More
By DivineAsia Miller   |   Issue Volume 145 Issue 5
Whenever I have something important to do in the morning, the fear of oversleeping plagues me so much that I spend the entire evening obsessively checking that my alarm clock is set....Read More


By Brian Beaty '17 & Esther Isaac '18   |   Issue 145-05
For three years the word “divestment” has been peppered throughout campus publications, plastered on the walls of Val and scrawled with chalk on the steps of Frost. But what does it really mean?...Read More
By Samuel Rosenblum '16   |   Issue 145-05
At a meeting earlier this year, President Martin, worried about the social poverty of dorm life, exclaimed to RCs, “Bring on the fun!” This promulgation’s metrical line conjured up what could be a hilarious parody of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns,” the ballad from “A Little Night Music” ...Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 145-05
In the last few years, the Amherst community has made incredible strides in the campus-wide conversation about mental health....Read More

Top News

By Diane Lee '19   |   Issue 145-5
Amherst has joined 80 other colleges and universities in implementing an alternative college application program, the Coalition Application, in its admissions process. The new service will become available to applicants in July 2016....Read More
By Jacob Pagano '18   |   Issue 145-5
Naomi Klein, the author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” addressed the Amherst community at the annual DeMott Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Her book was this year’s required reading for incoming first-year and transfer students....Read More
By Dan Ahn '17 and Ryan Cenek '18   |   Issue 145-5
Members of the student mascot committee said this week that they plan on taking steps toward holding a college-wide vote on whether or not to replace the Lord Jeff, the college’s current unofficial mascot....Read More
By AAS Candidates   |   Issue 145-4
Senate Namita Khajanchi ’19...Read More
By Jeff Szulc '19   |   Issue 145-4
Since Sept. 16 the Association of Amherst Students Budgetary Committee has been enforcing stricter budgetary guidelines for clubs that request funding for their activities. ...Read More
By Dan Ahn '17   |   Issue 145-4
The student body will vote Oct. 5 on whether to adopt a one-semester trial period for social clubs....Read More


By Drew Kiley '18   |   Issue 145-5
The No. 19 Amherst College women’s soccer team went 1-1 in two games last weekend against NESCAC competition at Hitchcock Field. The Jeffs fell in a hard-fought, 1-0 loss to Tufts University on Saturday before completing a 3-0 rout of Connecticut College on Sunday....Read More
By Lauren Tuiskula '17   |   Issue 145-5
The Amherst men’s golf team tied for third overall at the NESCAC championship qualifier this past week, earning a spot in the conference championship tournament which will be held during the spring season, the weekend of April 30 to May 1, 2016....Read More
By Ashlyn Heller '17   |   Issue 145-5
This weekend, the Amherst men’s tennis team continued its upward swing at the annual MIT invitational. The invitational featured top rated talent from the region, including Boston University, Dartmouth University, Harvard University, and MIT. ...Read More