Volume 152 • Issue 24
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Monday, May 29, 2023
By Gracie Rowland ’25
May 10, 2023
Contributing Writer Gracie Rowland ’25 implores students to maintain a critical eye toward exalted, progressive politicians.
By Aaron Holton '25
April 12, 2023
Host Aaron Holton ’25 is joined by Managing News Editor Leo Kamin ’25 to discuss the role of bias in the American judicial system and the ways in which the Supreme Court is an inherently political institution.
February 22, 2023
"Politics at Amherst" seeks to enrich political discourse on campus by bringing underrepresented perspectives into the conversation. On this episode, host Aaron Holton ’25 is joined by Tim Carroll ’25 in the first of a two-part series on affirmative action.
By The Editorial Board
February 8, 2023
The Editorial Board calls on students to match the productive changes the AAS is making with democratic enthusiasm, in order to make this spring a fresh start for student government.
By Leo Kamin '25
December 7, 2022
The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) held an impeachment trial of AAS President Sirus Wheaton ’23 on Monday night. The Senate voted not to impeach Wheaton by a 19-12 vote. The hearing drew a massive student turnout and laid bare the tensions within AAS.
Having won the special election held on Dec. 1, Ankit Sayed ’24 will be inaugurated as AAS vice president next semester. The election encountered a number of problems, including balloting failures, the release of incorrect results, and a petition challenging the results that was deemed invalid.
How do Amherst students engage in political discourse? In the first episode of The Student’s newest podcast, Aaron Holton ’25 discusses how political ideologies manifest on the Amherst campus with Isaiah Doble ’25.
By Zane Khiry '25
November 30, 2022
Those elite institutions that send their alumni into leadership positions in our country have a responsibility to educate truly civic-minded leaders, Zane Khiry ’25 argues.