Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Friday, November 18, 2022
Number of Articles: 9
First Article: March 24, 2021
Latest Article: May 28, 2022
By Ellis Phillips '23
May 28, 2022
Despite a humble, understated presence, Troy Colleran has made an enormous impact in his two key areas: on the track and field team and in the chemistry lab.
April 20, 2022
Henry Buren is a philosophy major. His thesis looks at how Martin Luther King Jr.’s arguments for non-violent protests relate to self-respect — or disrespect. His current thesis advisor is Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rafeeq Hasan.
April 13, 2022
This Sunday, April 10, the college hosted its annual City Streets festival, serving food from eight different global regions and flying 145 different flags. At the event, the Amherst Labor Alliance flew banners calling for labor justice.
March 23, 2022
Founded by three first-year students, the independent organization Collectivize Amherst is assisting Amherst students and community members enduring financial hardship through mutual aid funding. Central to the group’s philosophy is the concept of “give what you can, take what you need.”
March 2, 2022
The Contra, a new weekly student-run publication, provides an anonymous platform for community members to share opinions and responses meant to spark conversation. It has prompted discussion about how to best foster constructive political discourse on a campus like Amherst’s.
February 16, 2022
Lisa Zheutlin ’22 is a sexuality, women’s & gender studies major. She is writing a thesis on the anti-monogamy framework, which questions society’s prioritization of romantic love over other forms of love such as familial love. Her thesis advisor is Professor of History and SWAGS Jen Manion.
December 9, 2021
Chief of Campus Operations Jim Brassord provided an update on the college’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) to the campus community on Nov. 17. The update outlined the recent opening of a collaborative solar energy facility and challenges that have arisen in implementing the CAP.
By Sika Essegbey '23, Ellis Phillips '23, and Sirus Wheaton '23
April 7, 2021
As Derek Chauvin’s trial
regarding the death of George Floyd continues into its second week, Black people
nationwide are again painfully forced to watch a process that seems rigged
against them. We watched Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, get
acquitted in 2013
March 24, 2021
Welcome to the inaugural article of our new column, Black Perspective. We, the
columnists, lament the fact that we must begin our writing careers with the
circumstances of the past week looming large. On that topic, we would like to
begin by recognizing and denouncing the abhorrent acts of racial violence
committed this past week
and historically, towards Asian Americans