Natalie De Rosa

Natalie De Rosa '21 is a senior history major from Newark, New Jersey. She started at The Student as a staff writer her first year and later joined the editorial board as managing news editor before transitioning into the role of editor- in-chief. When she is not editing articles for The Student, you can find her Val sitting or spending a copious amount of money on coffee in town. You can contact Natalie at natalie.de.rosa@amherststudent.com.



As Trump Rally Nears Campus, Students Find Creative Ways for Resistance

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A rally in support of President Donald Trump and the “Back the Blue” campaign — along with a counter-rally against white supremacy — took stage on the town common directly in front of campus on the afternoon of Oct. 12. As the college implemented detours and guidelines for students living along the rally’s routes, some had taken to Covid-safe ways of protest as campus grappled with the hurt that the rally presented for members of the community.

Halfway Through a Turbulent Semester, Students Reflect on Areas for Change in Open Forums

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President Biddy Martin, joined by members of her senior staff, hosted two Zoom forums to gauge student feedback on the fall semester, one for on-campus students on Sept. 30 and the other for remote students on Oct. 1. Among the highlights of the forums include the opening of more social spaces and residence halls to non-residents, students requesting more lenient Covid rule restrictions and updates on spring plans.