Historically, The Student was an independent newspaper, meaning that we had no affiliation, monetary or otherwise, with Amherst College. However, as for most student newspapers (and many local papers all across the country), print is no longer profitable nor financially sustainable, even with advertisement revenue.

After years of being in debt to its printer, The Student decided to receive financial support from the college in 2017, marking an end to the paper’s independent status. While the Association of Amherst Students currently covers our printing costs, we are making a push to be independent once again. We believe a publication cannot be fully committed to objectivity when its survival depends, even indirectly, on the very institution it seeks to report on. To that end, we humbly ask for your financial support.

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