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“Pussy Up,” and Other Phrases My Father Never Taught Me

(Gina Faldetta)– I had never heard the phrase “but actually” until I got to Amherst. I still don’t understand when the phrase became so popular, but since my first day … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 19 Comments

“You Don’t Belong at Amherst”

(James Hildebrand)– I grew up in California, meaning I went eighteen peaceful years without having to hear the words Exeter, Taft, or Hotchkiss. The first time someone told me they … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

Val’s Body Is Beautiful

(Ryan Arnold)– [Trigger Warning: eating disorders] Last week, Val officially launched the good ship “Grab-N-Go”, which made its maiden voyage in the fall. From what I can tell it has been … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Oscars and Rape Culture

(Anna Seward)– [Trigger warning for sexual assault] Even if you didn’t catch the Oscars Sunday, you’ve probably already seen rundowns of the sexism Seth MacFarlane displayed throughout the evening. In … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 24 Comments

Why the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy Has Failed

(Ethan Corey)– A simple guideline for any policy should be that the policy does not do more harm than the problem it attempts to solve. Yet, in the case of … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

On Fake Girl Geeks and World of Warcraft

(Gabrielle Mayer)– I am simultaneously amazed by and pitiful for my father. For the past 19 years of his life, he’s lived in an estrogen-dominated environment that’s only worsened with … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Depoliticization of MLK Jr.

(Yasmina Martin)– I have been told the story of Martin Luther King Jr. countless times during my K-12 education. His use of nonviolent methods adopted from Gandhi and his calls … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Amherst’s Lack of Study Space

(Craig Campbell)– The discussion about changes to Keefe has quickly become a hot topic on campus. Students are voicing a litany of concerns that seem to have been on the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

We Are Survivors Too: A Parent’s Perspective

(featurecreature)– There are days, places, and moments in your life that you will never forget. For us it was a Thursday evening around 7:20 PM when our daughter called from … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 10 Comments

My Brother’s Keeper

(Jacob Greenwald)– My brother Sam is easily one of the most talented people I have ever met. He is intelligent (possibly even more intelligent than me), funny, socially well-adjusted, and … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 3 Comments
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