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Blood of the Slave, Blood of the Master: African Ancestry in the United States

(Matt Randolph)– “Where are you from?” She asked immediately after I introduced myself. I suppose my American accent was pretty noticeable from the start. “Oh, America…I’m an exchange student here.” A … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Unbearable Whiteness of Amherst College

(Ethan Corey and Gina Faldetta)– At the end of this past spring semester, the appearance of a baby moose in President Biddy Martin’s backyard inspired a student-led movement for the moose … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 15 Comments

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

Vamos pensar otra vez en cómo hablamos de la cultura de “hook-up” en Amherst

*Note: This article was originally written in Spanish because I thought doing this would be a cool way to create a space for future writers to express their thoughts in … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 10 Comments

Not a Window But a Mirror: Technology, Alan Turing, and Me

(Marie Lambert)–On June 8th, just a day after the 60th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s death, the University of Reading in announced that the chatbot program known has “Eugene … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Holocaust Education, Re-Emphasize Allied Apathy

(Tommy Raskin)– When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Notes From the Badlands

  (Lilia Paz)—My dream title of the article I’d imagined did not translate to the truthfulness of my life. The Badlands are actually in eastern Montana, an estimated drive of … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 2 Comments
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