Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Number of Articles: 16
First Article: March 27, 2019
Latest Article: September 1, 2021
By The Amherst Student
September 1, 2021
In this edition of Tusk Talks, we sit down with Claire Taylor ‘23 and Meenakshi Jani ‘23, two leaders of Sunrise Amherst — an offshoot of the broader Sunrise climate action movement.
April 8, 2021
In this episode, we catch up with Sung Kwak ’22, the senior chair of the Asian Students Association (ASA).
February 16, 2021
For this episode of Tusk Talks, we sat down with eleven students to reflect on fall 2020: Amherst’s first full pandemic semester.
November 3, 2020
This week, we sat down with Ben Gilsdorf ’21 who has served as the head student organizer for AC Votes, coordinating the voting process for the Amherst community this election year.
October 21, 2020
>>Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
11:18 a.m. The Quadrangle
An officer responded to a report of an unknown individual taking photos in the
First Year Quad. The officer did not locate anyone in the area taking photos.
12:21 p.m. Beneski Earth Science & Natural History Museum
An officer responded to an alarm and found it was set off accidentally by an
>>Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
1:14 a.m. King Dormitory
Officers responded to an alarm and found no smoke or fire.
5:25 p.m. Webster Circle
October 19, 2020
This week, we sat down with Sydney Ireland ’23 who is the first woman in history to become an Eagle Scout.
October 6, 2020
This week, we sat down with newly elected AAS President, Jeremy Thomas ’21.
September 20, 2020
For the first episode, we interview former Interim AAS president, David Rosa.
May 31, 2020
Our Issue Is Live Now. Read about 13 outstanding members of the class of 2020.
April 17, 2020
It was with deep consternation that I read about these events happening at
Amherst. When my child was applying to Amherst, our family became more impressed
the more we researched the college, believing that the college’s values aligned
with our own values of holding our truths while recognizing those of others. We
saw this not only in Amherst’s commitment to diversity but in specific instances
during Admitted Students Weekend. For example, at a lecture my student
attended, a professor lauded Am
April 10, 2020
This article is a part of The Student’s #IntegrateAmherst op-ed series. The
series intends to act as a forum for a multitude of perspectives to engage in a
dialogue surrounding the Black Student Union’s recent #IntegrateAmherst movement
responding to racism at Amherst College. Articles included in the series
represent the opinions of the authors themselves only and are not necessarily
endorsed by the BSU. To contribute your opinion on these events and topics,
please [email protected]
March 7, 2020
Best-selling novelist Jesmyn Ward addressed a packed Johnson Chapel Saturday
afternoon, Feb. 29. The event, moderated by Editor-in-Chief of The Common
Jennifer Acker ’00, was the headline event for this year’s LitFest, the
college’s annual celebration of literature across various genres.
Ward, who is currently an associate professor of English at Tulane University,
has published six books, including a memoir, an anthology and multiple novels.
Two of Ward’s books — “Salvage the Bones” and her
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the globe, the college community has
seen direct impacts on campus: the college has amended travel and admissions
policy; study abroad programs have been modified or canceled; and international
students from affected countries must navigate these challenges far from home.
The uncertainty of how to respond to the virus leaves students, faculty and
staff dealing with confusion and fear.
As the novel coronavirus,
also known as COVID-19, has
With the Democratic primaries now in full
swing after Super Tuesday, both the presidential candidates and the
electorate are looking towards the next handful of states in
anticipation of deciding the primary’s ultimate winner.
Yesterday, 14 states including Massachusetts, Texas and
California, voted for their favorite Democratic candidate — a crucial
milestone for candidates, as the winner of these states will most likely
march onward with the momentum necessary to clinch the nominat
A number of resident counselors (RCs) formed a group — called the Organizer
Team — to file complaints with the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) on
issues including the lack of a structured communication system between RCs and
supervisors, misunderstanding over the role of the RC and appropriate
compensation for the position.
The Organizer Team — composed of RCs Leslikarina Patino ’20, Eunice Daudu ’21,
Isiaha Price ’21, Zulimah Sawab ’22, Molly Sanderson ’22, Jonathan Paul ’22 and
March 27, 2019
A swastika was drawn on the face of an unconscious person at a men’s lacrosse
party in December 2018, according to information obtained by The Student.
Members of the men’s lacrosse team then took photos of the person and circulated
them on social media. Since the matter was brought to the attention of the head
of athletics and the Office of Student Affairs later that month, the college has
not taken public action to address the incident. It is unclear what forms of
discipline, if any, were subs