If I May: Why I Keep Returning to “The Social Network”
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).
If I May: Grappling with Senior Year
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...
If I May: Schwemm's Sadness
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)...
If I May: Why Did Colin Jost and Michael Che Host the Emmys?
Columnist Jake May '19 reviews Colin Jost and Michael Che's performance in Monday night's Emmy Award show.
If I May: Reflecting on Tiger Woods
Columnist Jake May celebrates Tiger Woods' come-back, and what it means for the athlete's career, fans and family.
If I May: Trying to Understand Astrology
Columnist Jake May attempts to understand astrology (or at least, those who are obsessed with it).
Four Things I Like and/or Don’t Like
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.
If I May: When is Halloweekend?
Columnist Jake May '19 weighs the benefits and disadvantages of the two different weekends on which students could celebrate Halloween.
If I May: Six Bands to Explore
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.
If I May: The Case for Pass/Fail
Columnist Jake May '19 discovers the intellectual benefits of taking a class Pass/Fail.