Arts & Living

By Hildi Gabel '21   |   Issue 147-16
The naïve December belief that we will never tire of the snow has disappeared while we forge ahead into the late stages of the Massachusetts winter....Read More
By Whitney Bruno '21   |   Issue 147-16
As a first-year in college, it seems as if Freeform’s latest hit-TV show “Grown-ish” could not have started airing at a better time....Read More
By Hugh Ford '20   |   Issue 147-16
Friday marks the opening of Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Panther” movie....Read More
By Annika Lunstad ’21   |   Issue 147-16
At this point in the year, many students find eating from a set cafeteria menu to be redundant. However, with some creativity, you can make meals that fit your personal tastes....Read More


By Hitchcock Residents   |   Issue 147-16
The relationship between dorm damage, the social spaces available to students, party policy and administrative oversight has emerged as a major problem facing the campus community. The email sent to the student body from Suzanne Coffey and Dean Gendron on Jan....Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 147-16
Last fall, the college’s Curriculum Committee published a draft report with recommendations and proposals for topics such as pass-fail, course withdrawals, first-year seminars and so forth....Read More
By Jake May '19   |   Issue 147-16
On Monday, Feb. 12, it was announced that Michelle Wolf (who is my favorite comedian) will be getting her own weekly Netflix late night show....Read More

Top News

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
By Emily Young '20   |   Issue 147-16
Dan Langa ’18 is a music major. For his thesis he composed an original score for the film “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” His thesis was performed at the Buckley Recital Hall on Feb. 2. His advisor is Lecturer in Music Ryan Vigil from the University of New Hampshire....Read More
By Sehee Park '20   |   Issue 147-15
The New York Times best-selling author Jeff Hobbs spoke at Amherst on Jan. 31 in Stirn Auditorium about his book “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League.” The talk was hosted by the Conferences and Special Events Office. ...Read More
By Emma Swislow '20   |   Issue 147-15
Dianne Pater is a visiting assistant professor of biology and a consortium for faculty diversity scholar. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego....Read More


By Jaime Mazzola ’21   |   Issue 147-15
The Cleveland Cavaliers just traded a former NBA Finals MVP, the youngest MVP in NBA history and last season’s fifth-place finisher in the MVP race (and three other role players) for four players with no major accolades, yet these transactions may have been a smart move for the struggling franchi...Read More
By Mary Grace Cronin ’18   |   Issue 147-16
The Amherst women’s hockey team both defeated and tied Hamilton to move into third in the NESCAC this past weekend, now boasting a record of 13-5-4 overall and 8-3-3 in conference play. The two contests over the weekend saw the high-scoring Mammoths take on a stingy Continental defense....Read More
By Veronica Rocco ’19   |   Issue 147-16
The Amherst men’s track and field team split up this weekend, with one group travelling to compete at the Boston University Valentine Invitational and the other at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Gordon Kelley Invitational. ...Read More