Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Number of Articles: 6
First Article: March 27, 2019
Latest Article: March 12, 2020
By Shawna Chen
March 12, 2020
In what quickly became a truncated season due to the college’s closure as a
result of fears over COVID-19 and the suspension of spring sports, the base-
ball team opened its season with a resounding 14-7 victory over conference
opponent Bowdoin last Monday, March 9.
Andrew Nagel ’21 received the opening day start for the Mammoths and hit trouble
early in the first inning, when the Polar Bears were able to string to- gether
two hits to push one run across.
The Mammoths would re- spond quickly i
March 11, 2020
Last month, when Crystal Zhou’s ’21 friend began making plans to head to New
York City, she told him to wear a face mask, given the number of confirmed
coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) cases in the city.
Her friend, who is Chinese, responded, “Well, I don’t want to be shoved off into
Eddie Shen ’20 had similar conversations before traveling to New York City last
week. Several of his friends visited large metropolitan areas like New York City
and Boston — both of which have rep
Three people — all members of men’s lacrosse — chanted the n-word outside of a
Black lacrosse player’s suite on March 7. Provoked, the Black lacrosse player
punched one of the teammates chanting the n-word. The Black lacrosse player and
the person he was with were the only two Black people in the suite at the time,
The Student confirmed with five people with knowledge of the situation.
This is the second publicly-addressed hate incident
By Shawna Chen and Natalie De Rosa
April 17, 2019
In 2004, around 45 students and parents visited Amherst for what was deemed an
“admissions workshop” tailored specifically for alumni and their children.
Then-Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katie Fretwell ’81 answered questions
from the group, explaining the application process and the college’s
expectations for yield rates.
At one point, a visitor raised his hand. “I feel a little bad asking about it,
but is there an advantage to a family relationship?” he asked Fretwell.
April 10, 2019
In light of Operation Varsity Blues and its fallout — actress Felicity Huffman
and 15 others who were implicated in the charges of bribing and/or fraud agreed
to plead guilty on Monday, April 8 — The Student examines the implications of
the scandal for Amherst College and its admissions practices. This week, we take
a look at athletics.
The FBI investigation, which was disclosed to the public on March 12, revealed
that wealthy, upper-class parents paid anywhere from $500,000 to $6.5 million to
March 27, 2019
Colleges and universities across the country were embroiled in scandal on March
12 when federal prosecutors disclosed charges against more than 50 people
involved in a conspiracy to bribe college officials and inflate students’ test
scores. Wealthy, upper-class parents were revealed to have paid anywhere from
$500,000 to $6.5 million to William “Rick” Singer, who operated two firms
involved in the scheme, to guarantee their children’s admissions into top
schools including USC, Stanford, Yale, Ha