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Up2Amherst: LegacyYTE & Athletics

(Lola Fadulu)– Legacy Youth Tennis and Education is the most racially and socioeconomically diverse tennis center that I’ve ever encountered. Before coming to Legacy, I was always the only black … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Marathons Don’t Have Finish Lines

(featurecreature)– The following is a transcript of a speech delivered on March 11th, 2014, as part of the Amherst College Speech Competition. You might not know it by looking at … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 · 25 Comments
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