The Downtown Amherst Block Party returned for its tenth anniversary, this time with the college as a major sponsor. The Student spoke with the organizers, vendors, and attendees who made this year's party the best-attended yet.
Sarah Weiner '24
Managing Arts and Living Editor Sarah Weiner ’24 and Assistant Arts and Living Editor Sophie Durbin ’25 offer their opposing takes on the crass humor and familiar tropes of queer teen release “Bottoms.”
Before the stress of the semester starts, the Arts & Living editors reflect on their favorite summer reads, listens, and watches.
The UMass Dance Department presented a reproduction of “Scheherazade,” featuring dancers from all Five Colleges. Assistant Arts and Living Editor ’24 Sarah Weiner recaps the performance, which put forth a strong commentary on gender and power.
Rabbi Joshua Stanton ’08 has built his life’s work around interfaith studies, cultivating community, and proposing the unasked question.
The Emily Dickinson Museum’s annual “Tell It Slant” Festival featured discussions and workshops led by acclaimed poets. Assistant Arts & Living Editor Sarah Weiner ’24 reviews one of the headlining events, “Poetry Isn’t Perfect: A Publication Panel with The Common.”
The Multicultural Student Union hosted Michelle Zauner of the pop band Japanese Breakfast in Johnson Chapel on May 4. Sarah Weiner ʼ24 recounts her wisdom and charm.