Studying Abroad

Valentine Hall viewed from Valentine Quad in autumn

At Amherst, tons of people study abroad, especially during their junior year. Studying abroad can be a valuable experience because it’s a great opportunity to get to immerse yourself in a new culture, and even get to practice a new language, for a semester. Also, many students are able to get credits abroad for their…Continue Reading Studying Abroad

Diversity in Academics

Science Center lobby filled with students presenting their research posters

Students looking into Amherst College may notice how much the college emphasizes its commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a current college student, I am still reminded daily of this commitment, especially through academics. As I mentioned in last year’s post about intersectionality at Amherst, tons of courses at Amherst address socio-political issues and different…Continue Reading Diversity in Academics

Staying Informed at Amherst

student wearing a cozy sweater types on a laptop while sitting with feet up

In high school, I found news about ongoing events or club meetings through our morning announcements. We don’t have to sit through morning announcements on the loudspeaker in college. Instead, our weekday morning announcements are emailed to us through the Daily Mammoth newsletter, for which every Amherst email is signed up. Major school events are…Continue Reading Staying Informed at Amherst

Sustainability at Amherst

Frost Library entrance, surrounded by trees and students walking

Before coming to Amherst, my knowledge about sustainability was minimal. The most I knew about sustainability was that people should recycle, save water, and not use too much electricity. My knowledge of sustainability has definitely expanded ever since coming to Amherst, as one of Amherst College’s priorities is supporting sustainability. This is relevant in almost…Continue Reading Sustainability at Amherst

Getting Involved in the Local Community

Students lounging in groups on the First-Year Quad

A benefit of attending a college in a small town is the opportunity to get involved with the local community. Though a few college events are open to the members of the Amherst town, all events hosted by the Amherst community are open to the students. This includes the weekly farmer’s market during early fall…Continue Reading Getting Involved in the Local Community

What Makes Amherst Professors Special

office hours written on a chalkboard

Whenever someone asks me about why I love Amherst so much, I always answer that it’s the people who really make the school so wonderful, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to professors. In high school, I didn’t really form a lot of meaningful connections with teachers, partly because of COVID, and as…Continue Reading What Makes Amherst Professors Special

Mural in Newport Grand Opening 

Crowd gathered inside the Newport basement for mural painting unveiling.

Many Amherst Latinx students, including myself, painted Newport’s new mural this semester. Before I arrived at Amherst College, the Newport basement had a different mural by different artists at the time. Newport is a dorm catered to Latinx students and La Casa (an attachment to Newport) is catered to Spanish-speaking students. The Amherst Latinx students…Continue Reading Mural in Newport Grand Opening