Arts & Living

By Hugh Ford '20   |   Issue 147-12
The holidays are just around the corner, and the festive spirit is on full display just about everywhere. Well, everywhere except college. A different season is on the horizon here — exam season. While the holidays are a time for cheer, exams can be quite rough, to put it lightly....Read More
By Jack Klein '20   |   Issue 147-12
On Nov. 15, at the tender age of 21, the rapper known as Lil Peep died on his tour bus....Read More
By Brandon Medina ’19   |   Issue 147-12
This past weekend,Amherst College’s student-run La Causa hosted its 20th annual Voices event, the largest free spoken word concert in New England....Read More
By Annika Lunstad ’21   |   Issue 147-12
Last Friday evening, from 7 to 8 p.m., a number of Amherst students put on a beautiful performance of Claude Debussy’s musical works in the Mead Art Museum....Read More


By Jingwen Zhang '18   |   Issue 147-12
The path to becoming and staying editor-in-chief of The Student has been far from easy. As a managing editor for the news section starting my sophomore year, I had gotten a taste of the complexity of our campus....Read More
By The Editorial Board   |   Issue 147-12
Journalism, The Amherst Student included, deserves criticism. Often times what journalists write is wrong, sensationalized, unfair or incorrectly focused....Read More
By Jake May '19   |   Issue 147-12
Finals are around the corner, and that means that interterm is around the next corner. If you’re anything like me, you spend your interterm pretending to be too cool for your parents (even though you actually really want to hang out with them) and watching TV and movies....Read More

Top News

By Shawna Chen '20   |   Issue 147-12
Renowned writer and activist Shaun King spoke at the college on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Johnson Chapel....Read More
By Shawna Chen '20   |   Issue 147-12
Amherst College filed an amicus brief on Sept. 7 supporting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a lawsuit filed against the university in 2011 by the family of Han Duy Nguyen, a doctoral student who died by suicide in 2009....Read More
By Sehee Park '20 and Emily Young '20   |   Issue 147-12
Applications to become an orientation leader (OL) for the next academic year opened on Nov. 27. Past OLs, however, have voiced concerns about the future of the program — the number of OLs were cut in half this past summer, increasing individuals’ workload, but the position remains an unpaid one....Read More
By Emma Swislow '20   |   Issue 147-12
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released 13.4 million financial documents, termed the Paradise Papers, on Nov. 5 that name more than 100 other educational institutions, including Amherst College, as having had investments in offshore accounts. ...Read More
By Natalie De Rosa '21   |   Issue 147-12
Andrea Quiles-Sanchez ’18 is a sexuality, women’s and gender studies and psychology double major. Quiles-Sanchez’s thesis explores causes for depression within the Latino community. Her advisor is Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies Sahar Sadjadi....Read More
By Emily Young '20   |   Issue 147-11
Kristen Gardner is an assistant professor of computer science. She completed her undergraduate study in computer science at Amherst College and holds a master’s and doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon....Read More


By Kelly Bergamesca ’18   |   Issue 147-12
This week, the Amherst women’s hockey team returned to action and picked up two important wins against NESCAC rival Trinity to push the team’s overall record to 4-2....Read More
By Zoe Akoto '21   |   Issue 147-12
The Amherst College women’s squash team extended its spotless record this week with wins against Conn. College and Northeastern University at home on Dec. 2. The Mammoths began the round robin tournament with a match against NESCAC rival Conn. College. ...Read More
By Mary Grace Cronin '18   |   Issue 147-12
After four days of rest, the Amherst men’s basketball team was back in action this past Saturday, Dec. 2, when the Mammoths made the trip to Boston to take on Emerson College in an out of conference match-up. ...Read More