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30 Days, 50,000 Words, and Entirely Too Much Chocolate

(Marc Daalder)– As I begin to write this article, I’m very conscious of the 2,000 words I have to write later today. And tomorrow. And every day after that for … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fear and Loathing in Greater Jerusalem

(Jacob Greenwald)– When my friend calls me back I am just back from the city. I’ve just gotten in the door, and I can hear the sound of explosions coming … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

If Kermit Does It, You Can Too

(Katherine Stanton)– My first meal at Val on move-in day was a little surreal; Val was alien to me, but I also recognized it as a place that would become … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment


(La Causa)– On September 26 in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, a confrontation between protesting students and Mexican police left 6 dead, 20 injured and 43 students missing. For the last seven weeks, … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Isn’t There a Korean Department at Amherst?

(Eunnie Lee)–“I’m Eunnie, and I’m a freshman from Korea.” “Oh my gosh, your English is soooooo good! Where did you learn??” “I went to an international school, so English is … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Return of Scrutiny

(Blaine Patrick Werner, Jr.)– Where can you find a detailed listing of how many papers or exams are required for each Amherst course? How do you choose between multiple sections … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Relationship is for Me

(Idalia Friedson)– My relationship is not for men. I am a woman who dates women, goes out with them, holds their hand, dances with them, kisses them. I am not … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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