The fossil fuel industry has an unwavering grip on our political system, our environment and, in the most extreme of scenarios, is leading the decline of sustainable life on Earth. This is about more than just living in a world without polar bears. This is a very real existential threat. We must fight back — and college campuses are the perfect place to start sending this message to the fossil fuel industry: Your profits do not take priority over our planet.

This year’s 10 Days of Global Health, an annual series of events focusing on public health issues around the world, is adding elements that deal with campus issues in the wake of the Amherst Uprising movement. The events run from Tuesday, Dec. 1 through Friday, Dec. 11.

The series is primarily led by GlobeMed and also run by Amnesty International, Humans of Amherst, the Pride Alliance, the Student Health Educators and the Public Health Collaborative.

The Social Project Work Group is preparing a plan to introduce social clubs for a trial period next semester, following an information session at the Powerhouse on Thursday, Nov. 19 in which the group solicited possible themes for social clubs from students. The work group plans to release a poll to the student body this week to determine which clubs will make the final cut for the trial period.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Margo Jefferson spoke about the experience of growing up and becoming aware of race in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry on Monday, Dec. 7. The event was focused on Jefferson’s recently published memoir, “Negroland.” Jefferson is a professor of writing at Columbia University and has worked as a theater critic for the New York Times. In 1995, she won a Pulitzer Prize for a work of criticism published in the New York Times.

A newly reestablished group, the Asian Students Association, has seen a surge in membership in the weeks following November’s Frost sit-in. This fall a group of students has revitalized the organization, which they say aims to foster solidarity among Asian students of different national backgrounds.

Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies Pooja Rangan earned her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College and her master’s and doctorate degrees at Brown University. Her specialties include documentaries and critical theory.

Since last June, when Steph Curry and the Warriors proved once and for all that small-ball could win an NBA championship, there has been a lot of speculation about how the rest of the league would respond, and Golden State’s historic start this year has only added fuel to the fire. Golden State has perfected small-ball by surrounding the historically great shooting of duo Curry and Klay Thompson with unselfish, athletic players like Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala.