Amid the rising Covid cases, The Editorial Board proposes moderate policies that would provide students with resources to protect their health.
Assistant Opinion Editor Willow Delp ’26 speaks about their experience as one of the campus’ last mask-wearers and calls for more structural Covid-19 protections.
On April 12, the college announced that, in addition to ending its Covid vaccine mandate, the Testing Center will be closing its doors, marking the end of a long-standing policy of on-campus, on-demand PCR testing.
Since the start of the pandemic, the campus mailroom has seen a dramatic increase in online ordering — this past year, Amherst students collectively ordered almost 75,000 packages. Using interviews and data from the post office, The Student traced this shift and its impacts on the campus community.
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023E will be held in Johnson Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11. Members of the abnormally large class reminisce on their college experience, reflecting on their first years, the pandemic, and favorite professors.
The college had 153 active Covid-19 cases at the beginning of the day on March 1. In response to the large increase in cases, the college has announced changes to its Covid safety protocols multiple times over the past week.
The college has loosened some of its initial Covid restrictions following the success of its protocols for move-in and the first week of classes. Students and professors expressed understanding for the initially stricter protocols, while yearning for a return to near-normalcy.