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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 one … 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

AC Voice Appreciates: The Beautiful Amherst College Campus

(Siraj Sindhu)– As I made my way to class the other day, I ran into a professor whom I had a class with last semester, but I was a little … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Student Valentine Recipes”: A Questionable Salad

(Siraj Sindhu)–I’ve long considered myself a bit of a chef: I love baking and cooking, and have been known to put together some particularly delectable desserts when expecting company for … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Building Trust: Why Town Hall Meetings Must Go

(Siraj Sindhu)– There’s been much discourse lately between the AAS, student body, and administrators. These conversations include Biddy and Provost Uvin’s meeting with RCs, Senators, and RSO leaders; new Chief … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Clothes and Perception

(Siraj Sindhu)– I’ve been thinking a lot about clothes since I came to Amherst. To be fair, I thought a lot about clothes before I came to Amherst, too, but … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

Fiction excerpt: The Pilot’s Daughter

(Siraj Sindhu)– She climbs up the hill, firmly etching her footprints into the ground with each step, the steeply sloping earth opposing her with all its might and losing. Her … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Case for a Mandatory Sexual Respect Class

(Siraj Sindhu)– Amherst College has a well documented issue with sexual respect. The scandals that marred our school last year, both internal and public, fired up campus conversations but also … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Decade of Ramadans Past

(Siraj Sindhu)– The Islamic Center of Northern New York out on Rt. 342 is an unassuming little place that would go completely unnoticed unless you knew to look for it. … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

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