On Student Journalism
Journalism plays a crucial role in society, a fact we are constantly reminded of these days, as the nation’s political climate is shaped by allegations of President Trump’s extramarital affairs, the latest revelation of the James Comey saga and the upcoming summit between the U.S. and North Korea.
Advice for Class of 2022
Welcome, Class of 2022! As the school year begins, the Editorial Board would like to extend some advice to all new students...
A little more than a week ago, the college opened the new Science Center after three years of construction. As reported in The Amherst Student in last week’s issue, the building features state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, a library, cafe and lounge spaces...
An Ode to Val
The Editorial Board surveys Val's progress and ways in which the dining hall can improve in the future.
Calling In Call-Out Culture
The Editorial Board reflects on both the positive and negative elements of call-out culture on Amherst's campus.
Youth is No Excuse for Assault
As more and more of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college peers step forward to describe his character as a young person, the Editorial Board contemplates the lasting effects of sexual assault among young people and the future impact of what we do now.
Make America Vote Again
The Editorial Board reflects on recent voter turn out and why students should vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
The Editorial Board believes that it is important to challenge the growing weariness and even skepticism that will inevitably sprout on campus during these colder months. We encourage students to push themselves and their peers to constantly re-make Amherst for themselves.
Let’s Stay Angry
The Editorial Board urges the Amherst community to be wary of “outrage fatigue”. It is important that we continue to not only read the news, but also care with the same intensity and determination for change that many of us felt in the wake of the 2016 election.
The Loss of the Higher Standard
The Editorial Board urges politicians to hold themselves and each other accountable for their actions, past and present.
Can We Be a Little Humbler?
The Editorial Reflects upon the seemingly absent sense of humility of Amherst students during seminar discussions. How can a foreign language solve this problem?
Pragmatism: How to Win in 2020
The Editorial Board writes on the need for pragmatism in politics as candidates for the Democratic Party continue to enter the 2020 Presidential race.
Holding the Patriots Accountable
The Editorial Board strongly critiques Patriot's owner Robert Kraft's recent allegation of soliciting prostitution and expresses frustration with Patriot fan base's passive response.
Combating AAS Apathy
The Editorial Board urges students and the AAS to work on increasing accessibility to the rules of the Budgetary Committee so that every student has equal access the discretionary fund.
The Harm of Our Words
The Editorial Board brings to attention the harmful consequences colloquial expressions used on campus might have on people struggling with mental illness.
A Response to the CLD
The Editorial Board explains the quick removal of the Common Language Guide critiquing President Martin's response to it.
On the Judiciary Council's Ruling Regarding ACR
The Editorial Board praises the Judiciary Council for its role in disciplining the Amherst College Republicans for discriminatory language in their GroupMe.
More AAS Candidates
The Editorial Board encourages students to run for positions in the AAS.
On Power and Privilege
The Editorial Board describes the role power and privilege play in campus controversies and encourages the Amherst community to reflect upon these concepts in light of the Jeff Sessions visit.