Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Number of Articles: 7
First Article: December 7, 2011
Latest Article: October 17, 2012
By Andrew Kaake '14
October 17, 2012
Along with roughly a tenth of the student body, I was in attendance at Sunday’s
meeting with President Martin on the topic of sexual misconduct on campus. I
admit, I entered the meeting somewhat cynically, but became hopeful by the time
it was over. There were multiple deans present, and Biddy committed to several
action steps on the spot, which indicates a new era of administrative action and
student involvement in the issue, a great step forward.
On the other hand, I didn’t necessarily agree
September 25, 2012
I’ve always been a fan of using facts in opinion articles. When I was an editor
for The Student freshman year, I noticed that, many times, people wouldn’t cite
anything to support their argument. Sometimes it may have been because the facts
would have repudiated their article, but, most of the time, the inclusion of
supporting facts would have greatly strengthened what they were trying to say.
There are some areas, however, where the inclusion of facts actually obscures
the issues at play. Affi
August 31, 2012
Todd Akin is an idiot.
I just want to be clear about this fact at the outset of my article. Todd Akin
is an idiot. It bears repeating, like a little mantra of “what not to say when
running for Senate.” His comments about “legitimate rape” were both erroneous
and reprehensible. They alienated those women who were victims of rape and
feared becoming pregnant with the rapist’s child. I’m glad that he issued a
public apology, but it came about two days too late.
Unfortunately, leftists and Democra
March 14, 2012
After picking the three topics I wanted to talk about in this article series —
abortion, international humanitarian crises and the economy — I noticed that I
had mirrored those three values articulated in the Declaration of Independence:
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In keeping with that theme, I’m
going to take a look at the American economy in a way that’s a bit more skewed
toward the human aspect of it rather than just doing number crunching.
To be honest, I didn’t even want to
February 28, 2012
It’s sad that I have to write this article. It’s sad that anyone has to write
about this, fight against this or live this out as their life; but the
alternative is that the world remains blissfully ignorant or carelessly
I’m writing about the crimes against humanity waged by some of the absolute
regimes across the world. This is an article that shouldn’t need to be written.
Say what you like about relative morality, but deep down, there are things that
you just know are wrong, things
February 7, 2012
I admit it: over the break, I re-registered as a Republican. I swear, though, it
was for a good cause. I did it in part because I had broken with some of the
ideas of libertarianism and instead gravitated toward a Hamiltonian style of
republicanism. The other reason I did it was so that I could participate in my
first Iowa caucus.
I was really excited about it, at least until I got there and had to sit through
the county party’s series of speeches, advertisements and endorsements. After
December 7, 2011
Before I begin this article, I feel the need to digress from my main point for a
bit. Over the weekend, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) paired up undefeated
LSU and unworthy Alabama to play in their “national championship” game, while
excluding one-loss No. 7 Boise State from a BCS bowl in favor of No. 11 Virginia
Tech and No. 13 Michigan, both two-loss teams. Had I not written about the evils
of the BCS in an article last year, this article would address the subject.
Since I don’t like repea