Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Number of Articles: 6
First Article: October 31, 2017
Latest Article: December 9, 2021
By Diana Daniels '22, Libertad Aguilar '22, and Lisa Zheutlin '22
December 9, 2021
Contributing writers Diana Daniels ’22, Libertad Aguilar ’22 and Lisa Zheutlin ’22 advocate for the administration to keep Professor Manuela Picq’s position after her contract’s forced termination.
By Lisa Zheutlin '22
March 6, 2019
The Reproductive Justice Alliance (RJA), Student Health Educators (SHEs) and the
Association of Amherst Students (AAS) have collaborated to introduce a menstrual
product pilot program in Frost Library’s gender-neutral and women’s restrooms.
Menstrual products are generally overpriced, and the quantity of these products
needed during one’s period can be a social, academic and economic barrier.
Worrying about where to find your next pad or tampon can be stressful, and many
times, unexpected. The
November 28, 2018
I am constantly confused that I am considered artsy at Amherst. Coming from the
traditional suburb of Boca Raton, Florida, I never thought I would be perceived
as artsy. I didn’t fulfill the classic high school theater kid trope, and I
wasn’t aware of eclectic underground music and art scenes. But upon coming to
Amherst, I somehow became artsy, and not from some newfound interest in
alt-bands. So, why is it so easy to be considered artsy at Amherst?
I guess this identity crisis arose because m
October 31, 2018
It’s the time on campus, a little over halfway through the fall semester, when
the general vibe on campus is generally stressful and negative. On the rainy
days, it seems like we’re just waiting for winter to come so that we can really
feel justified in our complaints. But, as I sit outside on a rare, sunny day, I
want to non-facetiously spread some positive vibes and give advice about how to
generally improve your (and hopefully, in the process, my own) outlook on
Amherst at this point in the s
November 14, 2017
This weekend, a friend from Wesleyan and I planned a trip out of our small,
NESCAC liberal arts schools to visit a friend at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, a Big Ten school with around 30,000 undergraduate students.
Unsurprisingly, it was a complete culture shock. My friend lives in Statesider,
a private and predominantly Jewish dormitory that has little diversity, so I
need to put in a disclaimer that what I experienced is obviously not
representative of the entire University of Wisconsin
October 31, 2017
Growing up in Southern Florida, I lived in an affluent, predominantly white
suburb and attended a traditional, conservative private school, where the word
“liberal” carried a negative connotation and often invoked visceral reactions.
Clearly, coming to Amherst was a culture change, but one I was — and still am —
excited to experience.
One of my new classmates who grew up in Berkeley recently mentioned how Amherst
is the least liberal place she has ever been “because there are Republicans.” I