Companies such as Amazon, Twitter, and Microsoft — popular targets for students interested in a programming career — have heavily downsized this year. The Student spoke with computer science majors and Loeb Center staff to document how the campus is adapting to big tech cuts.
For most of the 2019-2020 school year, the members of Dance and Step at Amherst College (DASAC) performed their trademark, well-choreographed mixture of hip-hop, step and street jazz-influenced dances to live audiences. Their fall 2019 showcase, “DASAC: End of a Decade,” moved fluidly between 14 songs, from Beyoncé’s “Best
During a normal year, the performers of Mr. Gad’s House of Improv, the college’s oldest improv comedy group, sit face-to-face with their audience. Each Monday night, they would take audience suggestions, run into the crowd and play with the intimate dynamics of live improv comedy. But what does
There are many who seem to believe that the death of genre is imminent. Publications like the New Yorker [https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/old-town-road-and-the-overdue-death-of-genre] and Varsity [https://www.varsity.co.uk/music/18485] have already described such a demise. Varsity references Portugal. The Man’s 2017 hit song
A typical fall semester kicks off with the First-Year Showcase in Johnson Chapel, where Amherst’s six a cappella groups —DQ, Bluestockings, Route 9, Zumbyes, the Sabrinas and Terras Irradient — dazzle the new first-years with a medley of captivating songs, establishing their presence with a variety of performances sprinkled throughout