Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Managing News Editor
Number of Articles: 3
First Article: May 18, 2017
Latest Article: December 5, 2018
By Isabel Tessier '19
December 5, 2018
Here’s a question I get asked a lot as editor-in-chief: “Why are you doing this
to yourself?” This question usually comes up when I mention another 3 a.m.
layout night, last-minute scramble for articles, heated email from an alum or
dire financial situation. In those moments of a truly extraordinary blend of
panic, exhaustion and drudgery, sometimes I really don’t know why I’m doing it.
But what I do know is that, for me and for my co-editor-in-chief Nate Quigley
’19, the drive extends far beyon
November 9, 2018
Ask Diane Saltoun ’84 what’s motivated her 30-year long career in government and
public service, and she’ll give you her response with no hesitation: “you can
feel good about what you do.” Practical, straightforward and mission-driven,
this statement embodies Saltoun’s core characteristics.
While working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Saltoun presided over
countless investigations and prosecuted federal cases related to everything from
corruption to drugs to environmental damage. Sh
May 18, 2017
Many students will remember the stressful days spent looking at colleges during
junior and senior year of high school — but not Bonnie Drake. For her, the
process began much earlier.
“I was that weird kid in eighth grade who started looking at colleges,” Drake
said. “[Attending Amherst] was my goal since eighth grade.”
Drake’s parents both attended Amherst. “They never pressured me into coming here
or anything, but … since I knew that they went here, I included that in my
search. And I just f