Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
By Thomas Brodey '22
April 28, 2021
One of my favorite guilty pleasures is reading and rereading “The Inheritance
Cycle” by Christopher Paolini. I do this for two reasons. Firstly, the series
contains many wonderful flashes of brilliance from a talented young writer.
Secondly, the books are also deeply terrible.
Reading “Inheritance” challenges the reader to sift through convoluted plot,
shaky dialogue and other flaws in order to identify and appreciate the really
good elements. It forced me to confront why I felt certain parts w
By Cole Graber-Mitchell '22
April 22, 2021
A few weeks ago, I decided to ignore the nagging voice in my head insisting that
I do homework and spend some time relaxing in the sun. To distract myself from
the fact that I would be doing this alone, I pulled out an old notebook, grabbed
a pencil and drew something. In particular, I decided to draw The Octagon — not
that you would know that by looking at the result.
See, my drawing skills are elementary at best. By that, I mean that if my
drawings were mixed up with an elementary schooler’s,