This year's Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Symposium, “Gathering at the Crossroads: Abya Yala & Activism,” drew upon and generated academic and cultural community on campus.
Sonia Chajet Wides '25
In this edition of Old News, Managing Features Editor Sonia Chajet Wides ’25 explores a 1947 Amherst, in which echoes of World War II permeated all parts of campus life.
As a researcher for the US Forest Service, Jessica Wright ’94 now helps make the nation’s forests more resilient. But her path began more humbly, in a greenhouse overlooking Memorial Hill.
Managing Features Editor Sonia Chajet Wides ’25 and Contributing Writer Amelia Cogan ’26 reflect on their experiences holding collective Jewish grief amid an urgency to act against atrocities in Gaza.
Working with local unions on a new Labor College, a 40-gallon barrel of cider, dodgy admissions practices, and more. In this edition of Old News, Managing Features Editor Sonia Chajet Wides ‘25 probes the October 4, 1920 edition of The Student.
This week in Old News, Managing Features Editor Sonia Chajet Wides ’25 takes a look at how national issues like integration and McCarthyism came up on campus in 1957.
In this week’s Old News, Managing Features Editor Sonia Chajet Wides ’25 sums up a 1988 edition of The Amherst Student — a time of new meal plans, record-breaking diversity rates, and purple ice cream — showing how an ’80s Amherst is different (and strikingly similar) to the school we know today.