In 1821, Amherst College was founded with the mission to educate “indigent [poor] young men of piety and talents for the Christian ministry.” In the past 200 years, how has this mission been delivered, and how has it evolved? Managing news editors Caelen McQuilkin and Sonia Chajet-Wides pose us this
Today, we reflect on whether Amherst’s language assistants have been fairly compensated, Covid-19’s two-year legacy, and how the Center for Restorative Practices is helping campus to reimagine justice. Produced by Sam Spratford ’24 and Maggie McNamara ’23; edited by Spencer Michaels ’24 and Sam Spratford ’24.
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.