Leaders face numerous challenges. One challenge that seems to escape the glamour of recognition, however, is the challenge of giving up one’s own leadership. This is one of the toughest challenges any leader can face, and it is the final struggle. After he has battled all the external forces that prevent him from achieving his goal, this leader realizes that he himself is an obstacle to progress.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a large number of heated debates sparking around campus — most of them starting with, or popularized through articles that appeared on The Student website. These articles have not just received a large number of views and comments but have people talking everywhere from Facebook to Val.

Dear Mr. Borsellino and the Amherst Student Body,

Amherst College Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS) asks students to support a Senate initiative this Thursday.

ACEMS has been requesting funds for a new vehicle for some time now. Our current car, a Ford Crown Victoria obtained as a hand-me-down from the police, is critically unreliable. The car sometimes fails to start and often faces difficulty in getting up hills. Needless to say, it doesn’t meet ACEMS needs for a reliable response vehicle.

I remember the Monday nights when I would walk out of the Red Room at 11:30 p.m. and wonder where the last three hours had gone. I would reflect on them: there was bickering, boredom, hurt feelings and little more to show for it than the same club budgets that we allocate every year. To put it bluntly, Senate meetings were a waste of time. It was last week’s meeting that reminded me just how far we’ve come from those days.

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