Jake May '19

OPINION

If I May: Why I Keep Returning to “The Social Network”

by Jake May '19, Columnist || August 29 2018 || 147-25

I am not a “film-buff,” as the cool kids say, but I do have a lot of opinions about movies. I do not see all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, but I do still find a way to be angry about whichever movie wins (at least most of the time).

OPINION

If I May: Grappling with Senior Year

by Jake May '19, Columnist || August 31 2018 || 148-1

As of writing this article, I have not yet arrived to campus. In fact, I haven’t even made concrete plans to head up to Amherst. At first, I assumed this lack of planning was due to my chronic procrastination...

OPINION

If I May: Schwemm's Sadness

by Jake May '19, Columnist || September 12 2018 || 148-2

This past Friday night, as my latest attempt to “go out” at Amherst wound down, I found myself in a familiar position: hungry, specifically for mozzarella sticks. I remembered that our beloved Schwemm’s had been renovated, and I was eager to check it out (and also to get mozz sticks)...

OPINION

If I May: Why Did Colin Jost and Michael Che Host the Emmys?

by Jake May '19, Columnist || September 19 2018 || 148-3

Columnist Jake May '19 reviews Colin Jost and Michael Che's performance in Monday night's Emmy Award show.

OPINION

If I May: Reflecting on Tiger Woods

by Jake May '19, Columnist || September 26 2018 || 148-4

Columnist Jake May celebrates Tiger Woods' come-back, and what it means for the athlete's career, fans and family.

OPINION

If I May: Trying to Understand Astrology

by Jake May '19, Columnist || October 3 2018 || 148-5

Columnist Jake May attempts to understand astrology (or at least, those who are obsessed with it).

OPINION

Four Things I Like and/or Don’t Like

by Jake May '19, Columnist || October 17 2018 || 148-6

Last year, editors decreed that I was writing “too many listicles” and that The Amherst Student is a “serious newspaper.” So, this year I am trying to space out my listicles so that it will not be obvious that I am writing too many.

OPINION

If I May: When is Halloweekend?

by Jake May '19, Columnist || October 24 2018 || 148-7

Columnist Jake May '19 weighs the benefits and disadvantages of the two different weekends on which students could celebrate Halloween.

OPINION

If I May: Six Bands to Explore

by Jake May '19, Columnist || October 31 2018 || 148-8

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote briefly about what a joy it is to get into new music. So, for this week’s column, I decided to share some music that readers may be aware of.

OPINION

If I May: The Case for Pass/Fail

by Jake May '19, Columnist || November 28 2018 || 148-10

Columnist Jake May '19 discovers the intellectual benefits of taking a class Pass/Fail.

OPINION

If I May: The Brilliance of Stephen Hillenberg in Five Moments

by Jake May '19, Columnist || December 5 2018 || 148-11

In honor of SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenberg, Jake May '19 highlights the cartoon's top five moments.

OPINION

If I May: Hometown Heartbreak

by Jake May '19, Columnist || February 6 2019 || 148-12

Columnist Jake May '19 and New York Knicks fan bemoans the team's loss of Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks.

OPINION

If I May: Unfollow f***jerry – Part 1

by Jake May '19, Columnist || February 12 2019 || 148-13

Columnist Jake May delves into the controversy behind the Instagram account @fuckjerry and urges readers to support original content creation.

OPINION

If I May: Unfollow @fuckjerry — Part 2

by Jake May '19, Columnist || February 27 2019 || 148-15

In Jake May's weekly column, he elaborates upon his @fuckjerry critique from the week before by exposing how this Instagram account was suspiciously involved in the Fyre Festival fiasco.

OPINION

If I May: "Crashing" Should be Cancelled

by Jake May '19, Columnist || March 6 2019 || 148-16

In his weekly column, Jake May '19 delves into the many flaws he finds in the HBO show "Crashing" and expresses his steadfast belief that it should be cancelled.

OPINION

If I May: 5 More Things I Like and/or Don't Like

by Jake May '19, Columnist || March 20 2019 || 148-17

In columnist's Jake May '19 "listicle" he shares five things he likes or doesn't like. His opinions range from his exasperation with Beto O'Rourke standing on tables to his despair with the New York Knicks' tanking this season.

OPINION

If I May: The State of Political Comedy

by Jake May '19, Columnist || April 17 2019 || 148-21

Columnist Jake May '19 reflects upon political comedy and the effect of "clapter" which takes away from genuine commentary.

OPINION

If I May: The Final Farewell

by Jake May '19, Columnist || April 24 2019 || 148-22

In Jake May's '19 last column for The Amherst Student he shares some final thoughts on the AAS E-board elections, the Jeff Sessions visit, and the gratitude he feels for having written over the years.