Each year, The Student recruits the brightest, most charismatic and ambitious students from the club fair to write for the news section. After an intense journalism boot camp filled with blood, sweat and tears, prospective news writers are given their first story assignments. While the news section would prefer to celebrate with our fresh writers in-person, we have opted to honor them with this short article. Below is a list of our new writers who have finished their first article! Join us in congratulating and wishing them more journalistic success in the future!
This week, the Editorial Board found a topic of discussion we couldn’t agree on: What makes Amherst admissions inequitable? As a result, we introduce “Behind the Board: The Editorial Board on Amherst Admissions,” a new Opinion series that will present individual, and often opposing, commentary from members of the Editorial Board on such topics as athletic recruitment, standardized testing and legacy admissions. We debut the series with the latter topic: Should Amherst College abolish the consideration of legacy in the admissions process?
In light of the shifted town-gown dynamics caused by the pandemic, the Editorial Board reexamines the college’s relationship with our surrounding towns and provides concrete policy suggestions to foster more stable relations with our neighbors.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Association of Amherst Students (AAS) will hold elections for AAS president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The students below have announced their candidacies for these elections. Students who are interested in hearing from these candidates or are interested in running but were unable to submit a candidate statement, should attend Speech Night on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 8:00 p.m. E.S.T. via Zoom.
The Editorial Board questions whether Amherst’s open curriculum is currently doing its job in educating students on difficult issues like race and gender and proposes departmental level changes to address this issue without diminishing students’ freedom to study their own interests.
The Editorial Board begins the school year with a look at the ways the Amherst community can utilize this profound moment of national and global change to pursue a better future for the Amherst experience.