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You Are a Cog in the Machine: On Being an Ally

(Charlie Gill)– When my parents told me I would never rise further in rank than Tiger Scout, the technically second but effectively first level of the Cub Scouts, the explanation … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

An Apathetic Olympics

(Charlie Gill)– As the puck found its way to the boards behind Canadian goalie Carey Price–where it would undoubtedly remain as the final seconds of the Olympic men’s semifinal hockey … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Co-Sponsorship Craze

(Matt Randolph)– Walk into Val and you’ll struggle not to notice that each day student groups put up new posters for parties or speakers, usually at the expense of other posters. They … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Response to “Varsity Athletes: Detriments of Team Bonding”

(Tomi Williams)– I must admit that upon my initial reading of Lola Fadulu’s article “Varsity Athletes: Detriments of Team Bonding” I was a bit frustrated. I was frustrated by some … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Varsity Athletes: Detriments of Team Bonding

(Lola Fadulu)– There’s an obvious disconnect between athletes and the rest of the Amherst community. In my experience as a member of a varsity team, it seems to be cultivated by … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · 24 Comments

The Singing College

(Anna Seward)– Despite the very real problems Amherst faces today, I think it’s clear we’re a lot better off than we were a hundred years ago. A lot has changed … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

My Dad is Old Enough to be My Grandfather

(James Hildebrand)–My dad was born in 1943. In other words, he and Hitler were alive at the same time. The son of a hopelessly poor Irish Catholic steel mill family, … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Trippin’

(Gabrielle Mayer)– I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I agreed to roadtrip down to Georgia for a spring break Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Well, scratch that. I … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Amherst Needs a Playground

(Craig Campbell)– “When the goal becomes more important than the act, it’s probably not play” – Dr. Stuart Brown, pioneer in play research. Near the end of last semester, I … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Spain in Words

In all probability, my future will take place within the US. It’s not that I’m not open to the possibility of living abroad, I just don’t expect to. My semester … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 3 Comments
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