This week, we talk about Val's changemaker pastry chef Carl Charette, the college's update to their climate action plan, and an AAS debate that unexpectedly reveals the state of democratic practice among students. Produced by Sam Spratford '24 and Maggie McNamara '23; edited by Sam Spratford '24. Correction: At 1:
In this episode, we sit down with Counseling Center psychologist Jordan Barnard and two panels of students to investigate recent tensions between Amherst's Counseling Center and the student body. After touching on wait times and inaccessibility, we talk about the structural and cultural changes that could be made to aid
The Town of Amherst, like most of the country, is experiencing a shortage of affordable housing. To supplement The Student's coverage of the Town's policy response, we sat down with Sophia Harrison '22 and Julia Zabinska '22 to talk about their work for Amherst Community Connections — a local resource hub
"Terras Irradient" is dedicated to telling the stories of Amherst's shortcomings and the unkept promises of the Amherst experience. In this debut episode, we discuss the enforcement and punishment processes of Covid-19 restrictions and other regulations placed on the student body. To shine a light on alternative judicial models, we
This week, we discuss the effect of the return of students on the local economy, Amherst’s fall break travel recommendations, and an inefficiency in paycheck distribution that sheds light on student frustration with administrative transparency. Produced by Sam Spratford '24 and Maggie McNamara '23; edited by Cole Richards '23.
This week, we discuss the recent surge in Covid-19 cases at UMASS Amherst, student experiences with Five College courses, and a staff writer’s first installment in an investigative series about “class struggle” at the college. Produced by Maggie McNamara ‘23 and Sam Spratford ‘24; edited by Cole Richards ‘23.
This week, we discuss student concerns about dining accessibility, the updated COVID protocols and the role of the new Community Safety Ambassadors (CSAs) in campus security. Produced by Maggie McNamara '23 and Sam Spratford '24; edited by Cole Richards '23 EDIT: Ella Peterson did not investigate student opinions about the
The college hosted President of Moderna Stephen Hoge ’98 on Friday, April 23 as a part of the virtual Stories in STEM event series. The Cambridge-based biotechnology company has experienced tremendous growth since the pandemic began, as it has developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines against Covid-19.
Five minutes into the open house, Lewis-Sebring Visiting Professor in Education Studies Kristen Luschen cheered: “This moment has been a long time in coming. Welcome to the first Education Studies Open House!” Luschen, the host of the event, was not exaggerating. She elaborated that “the study of education has been
Yusrah Kaudeer ’21 is a chemistry and math double major from Mauritius. Her thesis investigates alpha-crystallin: a protein in the eye whose malfunctioning causes cataracts. Kaudeer has investigated this protein since her first year at the college and is advised by Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Chemistry Patricia B.
As the college approaches the halfway point of the spring semester, students on campus now have over five weeks of experience with the college’s Covid-19 safety regulations, leaving many to reflect on the restrictions so far. In particular, students have expressed ongoing displeasure with the administration’s lack of