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.
If I May: The Brilliance of Stephen Hillenberg in Five Moments
In honor of SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenberg, Jake May '19 highlights the cartoon's top five moments.
If I May: Hometown Heartbreak
Columnist Jake May '19 and New York Knicks fan bemoans the team's loss of Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks.
If I May: Unfollow f***jerry – Part 1
Columnist Jake May delves into the controversy behind the Instagram account @fuckjerry and urges readers to support original content creation.
If I May: Unfollow @fuckjerry — Part 2
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.
If I May: "Crashing" Should be Cancelled
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.
If I May: 5 More Things I Like and/or Don't Like
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.
If I May: The State of Political Comedy
Columnist Jake May '19 reflects upon political comedy and the effect of "clapter" which takes away from genuine commentary.
If I May: The Final Farewell
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.