Olivia Gieger

College and Local Landowners Partners with Kestrel Trust to Conserve a Total 583 Acres of Mount Holyoke Range Forests

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On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the college announced a partnership with Kestrel Trust and a number of local landowners to conserve a total of 583 acres across the Mount Holyoke Range. Kestrel Trust is a local conservation group that aims to conserve land and waterways in the Pioneer Valley. The group works with landowners to keep land undeveloped infinitely.

Behind the Board: Athletic Recruitment Has Got to Go

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This week brings the second part of the Behind the Board series where individual members of the editorial board provide their perspectives on the inequities within Amherst’s admission system. In this issue, Editor-in-Chief Olivia Gieger ’21 takes on athletic recruitment.




#ReclaimAmherst and the Promise for Change

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With the momentum of the successful Black Amherst Speaks Instagram page and Black Student Union activism in response to racist hate speech, #ReclaimAmherst offers a comprehensive guide to what needs to change at the college in order for it to become a place that truly welcomes and includes students of color and for it to live up to the values it celebrates.




What You Need to Know Before You Take Time Off

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Plans for the fall remain a daunting unknown that lies ahead, and for some, taking time off might be the option that offers the most certainty. Here is everything you should know when considering taking a voluntary leave.