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White Terrorism: Call It What It Is

What is the difference between a terrorist and a politically-motivated lone wolf? Or a terrorist and a psychotic mass-murderer? Or a terrorist and an extremist serial bomber? What made us … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anti-Haitianism: A U.S.-backed Legacy

(Elaine Vilorio)– I’m in a new place this summer—Washington, D.C.—so I’m perpetually introducing myself to people. Ever since the spike in American media coverage of Dominican Republic’s anti-Haitian deportation efforts, … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Because Goals are Great, but Goals are Future Accomplishments. Happiness has to be in the Present.

[Editor’s Note: Please be advised that this piece discusses depression and suicide at length.] (Anonymous)–Even though your doctor wants what’s best for you, most people don’t expect driving advice at … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Results from the Title IX Survey on Sexual Assault

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of sexual assault as it manifests itself on Amherst’s campus and during the time students spend here. These statistics are important, but often difficult … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 12 Comments

About Loneliness

(Lola Fadulu)– There’s a particularly silencing narrative that I keep hearing in person and reading online in Facebook comment sections. It’s repeated ad infinitum, ad nauseum. It says that the … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Concrete Reasons to Vote “No” on the Current Social Clubs Proposal

(James H.)– I’m not here to bullshit you. I don’t want to discuss my personal theories of community or the philosophical implications of using the word “club.” I’m here to talk … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

Why am I Here?

(Lola Fadulu)—  A Facebook status of a current student just punched me in the chest. The student expressed despair in realizing the disconnect between their classwork and it’s ability to alleviate … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 1 Comment
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