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Where Are Your Friends Tonight?

(Siraj Sindhu)– I spend an inordinate amount of time gripped with anxiety regarding my social position at Amherst College. I lay awake at night wondering what other people think about … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Equity: Learning with ARHS

(Siraj Sindhu)– I grew up in New York’s state public school system, and attended a high school that was notably featured on the state Education Department’s “schools in need of … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Performances of Masculinity in Mutual Benefit & Wild Beasts

(Siraj Sindhu)– The Mutual Benefit and Wild Beasts’ show in Cambridge in mid-July featured a seemingly unlikely combination that worked surprisingly well together. These two bands have very different musical … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lessons from Local Agriculture

( Siraj Sindhu)– “Mubarak was a despot—there was no free speech or free elections—so the Egyptians protested and rioted to overthrow him.” -Overheard at Book & Plow Farm I admit … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E: The High-Stakes Culture of Spelling Bees

(Siraj Sindhu)– I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those really nerdy little kids, standing nervously up on stage, clinging onto those cardboard placards emblazoned with numbers and names as if each … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Unbearable Awkwardness of Being a Pre-frosh (or, Why I Love Having High Schoolers Sleep on My Dorm Room Floor)

(Siraj Sindhu)– Ever been to a party, social gathering, or other event in April and had the unshakable feeling that something was a little bit off? This happened to me … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment
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