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Harlem Renaissance Celebrates Black Culture and Hollywood

by DeLyna Hadgu '21, || October 31 2018 || 148-8

Over Family Weekend, the Black Student Union celebrated its annual Harlem Renaissance event through an evening of music and art.

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Quavo’s First Solo Album “Quavo Huncho” Signals Future Success

by Jack Klein '20, Staff Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

Migos star Quavo released his first solo album, creating a strong work that is still not as strong as the work of Migos as a whole.

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Artist Megan Smith Leads "Queering Reproductive Justice" Event

by Isabella Weiner ’20, Contributing Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

On Oct. 26, artist Megan Smith visited the Mead to share the ways they have fought for reproductive justice through art and how students can do the same.

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Amherst Cinema Screens Works of French Filmmaker Agnes Varda

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

Amherst Cinema is screening works of renowned French film director Agnes Varda.

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Amherst College Choral Society Thrills at Family Weekend Concert

by Kalidas Shanti '22, Contributing Writer || October 31 2018 || 148-8

The Amherst College Choral Society impressed parents and other audience members alike at their Family Weekend Concert last Sunday.

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Paak and Lamar Collaborate Seamlessly on New Single “Tints”

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor || October 24 2018 || 148-7

With such a surge in new music this fall, it's easy for songs to fall through the cracks, but Anderson. Paak's recently released single, "Tints", deserves to be recognized among the din.

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Best Books to Binge this Winter: Comedic, Historic and In-Between

by Olivia Luntz '21, Staff Writer || October 24 2018 || 148-7

For fans of shows like "Handmaid's Tale" and "The Americans," these books are must-reads.

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College Celebrates Arabic Art in Night of Literature in Translation

by Sophia Heisman-Gibbons '21, Contributing Writer || October 24 2018 || 148-7

Author Saud Alsanousi came to Amherst to launch his U.S. book tour for his award-winning novel "Bamboo Stalk."

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Clothesline Project Aims to Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence

by Emmy Sohn '22, Contributing Writer || October 24 2018 || 148-7

This past week, the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect hosted a clothesline initiative to raise awareness and spark education around sexual violence .

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Sheck Wes Makes a Name for Himself on New Album “Mudboy”

by Hugh Ford '20, Staff Writer || October 17 2018 || 148-6

Sheck Wes finds his one-of-a-kind voice on his debut album "Mudboy."

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“Venom” Bores Audiences Despite Tom Hardy’s Best Efforts

by Mark Simonitis '19, Staff Writer || October 17 2018 || 148-6

"Venom," despite actor Tom Hardy's noteworthy performance, proves to be a flop: full of confusing plot points and drawn-out exposition.

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“A Star is Born” Unexpectedly Overcomes Potential for Cliche

by Hildi Gabel '21, Staff Writer || October 17 2018 || 148-6

The strong acting, rawness of emotion and live music strike believable force into "A Star Is Born" making the film an enjoyable remake.

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“Wobble Palace” Explores Millennial Romance and Instability

by Julian Raiford '21, Staff Writer || October 17 2018 || 148-6

"Wobble Palace," a film which has all the markings of a cult classic in the making, tells the story of Jane and Eugene's troubled relationship.

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Monique Truong Explores Immigration and Hunger in New Novel

by Paige Reddington '21, Contributing Writer || October 3 2018 || 148-5

Monique Truong discussed how immigration and hunger has impacted her writing on Sept. 26.

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Confluences Creates a Space for Celebration of Multilingualism

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor || October 3 2018 || 148-5

Confluences is a new campus initiative that creates a literary space for celebrating multilingualism.

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Travis Scott Shines from the Backseat in Recent “Astroworld”

by Jack Klein '20, Staff Writer || October 3 2018 || 148-5

Travis Scott is known more for his skills as a curator than as a musician. Usually, the featured artists on his albums are the stars of the show. Scott is content to sit back and let them leave their mark on each song.

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Demon in Red: Panos Cosmatos’ Film “Mandy” Fails to Please

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || October 2 2018 || 148-5

Red Miller (Nicholas Cage) lives in the mountains with his artist-wife Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough), hidden from the rest of society in deep and enduring love.

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New Science Center Cafe Boasts a Few Hits, But Mostly the Same

by Martin Glusker '21, Contributing Writer || September 26 2018 || 148-4

So, when I heard that the Science Center would include an addition to campus dining, I was hoping it would be a new and improved iteration option for meals.

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“APES**T” Demands Recognition of Black Artists in High Art

by Sophia Heisman-Gibbons '21, Contributing Writer || September 26 2018 || 148-4

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z are the musical power couple of our generation. Both artists have defined their respective genres of music, turned heads with outlandish performances and continued to make waves, album after album.

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New Mead Exhibit Asks “If Timing Is Everything, What is Time?”

by Olivia Luntz '21, Staff Writer || September 26 2018 || 148-4

When walking into the the Mead Art Museum, one will inevitably pass by Stearns Steeple, which has stood on the same ground since 1873, even as the landscape of the rest of the college has evolved around it.

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Poetry Festival Celebrates the Artistic Legacy of Emily Dickinson

by Olivia Gieger '21, Managing Arts and Living Editor || September 26 2018 || 148-4

Typically quiet and deserted, the yard of Emily Dickinson’s house surged to life on Saturday night, as students, professors and townspeople alike flocked to the historic site for an evening of poetry and music.

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“Marvel’s Spider-Man” Thrills in New PlayStation Video Game

by Mark Simonitis '19, Staff Writer || September 19 2018 || 148-3

"Marvel's Spider-Man" proves to be a refreshing take on an age-old video game trend.

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Amherst Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Students with Concert

by Kalidas Shanti '22, Contributing Writer || September 19 2018 || 148-3

The theme of Amherst Symphony Orchestra's first concert of the year is "Viva México."

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McCarty Strives for Originality in Homage to Transcendentalism

by Julian Raiford '21, Staff Writer || September 19 2018 || 148-3

After her visit at Amherst College, some of Lisa McCarty's work in “Transcendental Concord" remains on display at Fayerweather Hall.

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“Eighth Grade” Honestly Explores Modern Middle School Life

by Hildi Gabel '21, Staff Writer || September 19 2018 || 148-3

I had expected to cringe at the inevitable awkwardness I knew I’d find in the movie “Eighth Grade.”

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“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” Embodies Tone-Deaf Dissonance

by Whitney Bruno '21, Staff Writer || September 19 2018 || 148-3

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,” Netflix’s latest teen rom-com directed by Ian Samuels, sets out with the purest of intentions.

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Unpacking What Summer 2018 Meant for the World of Hip Hop

by Jack Klein '20, Staff Writer || September 12 2018 || 148-2

The hip hop industry, despite what many blogs or online publications may have you believe, did not experience a seismic shift this summer.

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Blood Orange Explores Self-Acceptance Over Buoyant Beats

by Hugh Ford '20, Staff Writer || September 12 2018 || 148-2

On Aug. 24, British singer and instrumentalist Dev Hynes, who uses the stage name Blood Orange, released his fourth LP “Negro Swan.”

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“BlacKkKlansman” Promises Radicalism, But Fails to Deliver

by Youngkwang Shin '19, Staff Writer || September 12 2018 || 148-2

For a brief moment in the final stretch, “BlacKkKlansman” sheds the infiltration shenanigans and the tired cop camaraderie.

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Environmentally-Friendly Brands to Consider Buying This Year

by Emmy Sohn '22, Contributing Writer || September 12 2018 || 148-2

If you’re looking for caffeinated or herbal organic tea, Numi is a great choice. Its packaging is 85 percent recycled material and is printed using soy-based ink.

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"To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before": Minorities Out of the Margin

by Diane Lee '19, Managing Opinion Editor || August 31 2018 || 148-1

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a teenage romantic comedy that Netflix released on its streaming service in August 2018. The plot of the movie doesn’t stray too far from its rom-com predecessors — think “10 Things I Hate About You,” “A Cinderella Story” or “13 Going on 30"...

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“McQueen” Documentary Depicts The Man Behind the Handbags

by Julian Raiford '21, Staff Writer || August 31 2018 || 148-1

Haute couture is offered to global fashion consumers as a delicacy — a rarity few can afford and even fewer deserve. The message is incredibly clear: high fashion is not only an art but a privilege to engage with...

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Familiar Story, Unfamiliar Faces: “Crazy Rich Asians” Triumphs

by Seoyeon Kim '21, Managing Arts & Living Editor || August 31 2018 || 148-1

Based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestseller of the same name, “Crazy Rich Asians” tells the story of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an economics professor at New York University...

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A Look at Upcoming Fall Concerts in the Massachusetts Area

by Hildi Gabel '21, Staff Writer || August 30 2018 || 148-1

A veritable cornucopia of music is coming to the Massachusetts area this fall, with everyone from popstars to established rock artists to up-and-coming musicians on display...

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J. Cole Creates Strong Work on “KOD” But Sways From Message

by Sirig Gurung ’21, Contributing Writer || August 29 2018 || 147-25

When J. Cole announced the release of “KOD” on April 20, fans were excited for two now-coinciding events.

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DASAC Thrills with its “Favorite Soundtrack” Semester-End Show

by Olivia Henrikson ’21, Contributing Writer || August 29 2018 || 147-25

As the academic year comes to a close, the final weekends at Amherst are filled with an endless selection of performances, senior games and spring concerts.

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Leftovers, a Student-Made Clothing Brand, Redefines Streetwear

by Milan Loewer ’21, Managing News Editor || August 29 2018 || 147-25

Maybe you’ve seen the stickers — in stairwells, on laptops, in the A level bathroom, perhaps. Maybe you’ve seen people repping the clothing around campus, and maybe you’ve wondered what is Leftovers, what is it all about?

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A Night in the Life of an Amherst College Police Officer

by Emma Swislow '20, Managing News Editor || August 29 2018 || 147-25

Walking around campus any day of the week, at almost every hour, you’re bound to see an Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) cruiser driving around. While ACPD plays a visible role on campus, it can be hard to understand what it actually does.

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Monáe’s Work Makes Waves for Women and Communities of Color

by Annika Lunstad ’21, Staff Writer || August 29 2018 || 147-25

In anticipation of her upcoming album, “Dirty Computer,” which will be released on April 27, Janelle Monáe began releasing songs in late February.