Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, January 29, 2023
By Pho Vu '23
September 21, 2022
In this edition of Val Hacks, Pho Vu ’23 whips up a frappe in an effort to emulate Starbucks’ classic and delectable drinks.
By Thomas Brodey '22
May 4, 2022
Columnist Thomas Brodey ’22 claims that Amherst students should discard their privileged complaints about Val food in favor of more substantial topics of conversation.
By Dustin Copeland '25
April 27, 2022
Managing Opinion Editor Dustin Copeland ’25 raves about Val in this crossover column, a miniature ode to the ideal of a single unifying dining hall — especially a particular corner table in it.
By Olivia Gieger
May 12, 2021
This story began, as so many things in this pandemic campus do, when a
discussion in the on-campus student group chat spiraled into a spirited debate
over dining options. Students sent a slew of complaints regarding flavor,
lamenting the absence of things like plain pasta or waffle-makers, both of which
Valentine Dining Hall (Val) had before its Covid safe take-out model and
pointing out the challenges that allergies placed on meeting nutritional needs
in the dining hall. “Some days it’s really