News

In Light of an Apparent Double Standard, Students Call for Greater Transparency on Covid Rules Enforcement

As the college entered stage 2 of its on-campus student move-in plan last week, concerns about the transparency and enforcement of Covid-19 violation protocols came to a head. Prompted by an incident in which three international students — two of whom were Black — were asked to leave campus on Feb. 23 due to dining […]

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News

Off-Campus Students Living in Amherst Have More Freedom But Higher Risk of Contracting Covid-19

by || March 3, 2021

Many first-years and sophomores who lived on campus in the fall 2020 semester left the college bubble unimpressed. Instead of returning  to campus in the spring, about 70 students opted  to live in Amherst, but this time off-campus.  Those off-campus students report feeling freer outside of the bubble but acknowledge that there’s a greater risk […]

News

College Sees Uptick in Covid-19 Cases in Second Week of Spring Semester

by || March 3, 2021

The college has had an uptick in coronavirus cases during the second week of Spring 2021 semester, with a total of 19 students in quarantine and four in isolation. In the week of Feb. 21, there have also been five staff cases and one faculty case.  Across the nation flagship universities — such as the […]

Opinion

We Need Better Communication

by || March 3, 2021

The Editorial Board urges the administration to provide more transparency about Covid decision-making to avoid making students reliant on presumed precedent and unspoken rules.

Arts and Living

Revaluing Cinema in the Age of Streaming Services

by || March 3, 2021

Are streaming platforms really destroying the cinematic experience?