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Raising the (Green) Roof

(Monica Cesinger)– “Do you feel doomed?” my long-time friend Sophie asked me last week over dinner, when the conversation had turned to conservation. My friend Scott and I looked at … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 it: … 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 one … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What I Learned from the Open Curriculum

(Anna Seward)– I am not the kind of senior who has gotten particularly nostalgic about Amherst. This is not to say I’m ungrateful for the great professors, resources, or opportunities … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Living in the Shadows in America

(Sharline Dominguez)– We all know that immigration is a hotly debated issue in the United States. We have listened to President Obama speak on television about comprehensive immigration reform alongside … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

What I Learned in Econ 111

(Marie Lambert)– Because I have learned—I promise. Every day, I walk around campus and look at it with the eyes of an economist, albeit a somewhat myopic one. I may … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 7 Comments

I Like the Way You Think

(Sharline Dominguez)– Have you ever looked at someone in your class and from one moment to the next, transfixed by their words, realized just how much you appreciate their way … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

With You Until the End of the Line

(Christian Aviles)– Writing this appreciation post is both very easy and very difficult. Easy because I love so many things about Amherst Professors, and no amount of words could ever … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dominican Solidarity at Harvard

(Sharline Dominguez)– Young Dominican people, especially those who are first- generation, are stereotyped as ignorant, backward and uneducated. For this reason, they are perceived to be as in need of … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Ritalin Riddle: Lack of Education Surrounds Student Stimulant Use

(AC Voice Investigative Team)– It is 10pm on a Wednesday night, and Ted* has a six-page paper for his Russian literature course due the next day. Ted, who suffers from … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 7 Comments
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