The Editorial Board

OPINION

On Student Journalism

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || August 29 2018 || 148-1

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.

OPINION

Advice for Class of 2022

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || August 30 2018 || 148-1

Welcome, Class of 2022! As the school year begins, the Editorial Board would like to extend some advice to all new students...

OPINION

Breaking Ground

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || September 12 2018 || 148-2

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...

OPINION

An Ode to Val

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || September 19 2018 || 148-3

The Editorial Board surveys Val's progress and ways in which the dining hall can improve in the future.

OPINION

Calling In Call-Out Culture

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || September 26 2018 || 148-4

The Editorial Board reflects on both the positive and negative elements of call-out culture on Amherst's campus.

OPINION

Youth is No Excuse for Assault

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || October 3 2018 || 148-5

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.

OPINION

Make America Vote Again

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || October 17 2018 || 148-6

The Editorial Board reflects on recent voter turn out and why students should vote in the 2018 midterm elections.

OPINION

On Endurance

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || October 24 2018 || 148-7

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.

OPINION

Let’s Stay Angry

by The Editorial Board, The Amherst Student || October 31 2018 || 148-8

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.