Adin Buchanan Friday, October 18th. Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, Room 107 “How much suffering are you willing to go through for this?” Alison, the trainer, asks our small groups. Slowly, but without hesitation, Jade says, “Yeah, I’ll pretty much go through anything.” Turtle is next. He pauses before speaking, “My spirit is strong. I’ll definitely take […]

Amy Deyerle-Smith Snow and temperatures may be falling, but Hampshire’s herd has been blessed: the cow Calypso is with child, thanks to the effort of third year student and cow enthusiast Amye Gulezian, who has been working to breed Hampshire’s herd of rare Dutch Belted cows since last year. According to the Dutch Belted Cattle […]

Grusha Prasad When I read JLash’s email about the decision to put the flag back up, I was relieved. Not because I felt unsafe on campus earlier (I realize I am very privileged to be able to stay in my mod and live in my Div III hole without having to worry about it and […]

Eduardo Samaniego Undocumented immigrants are the most vulnerable group to a Trump presidency. For those of you who are not aware, there are currently over 700,000 young undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a two year reprieve from deportation. It also gives those qualified access to […]

Alyssa Lidman Since July, the Town of Amherst has been experiencing a severe drought. Lack of rainfall is the cause of this drought, with average rainfall at one third of its normal amount. The Town of Amherst issued a series of water restrictions that prohibit washing cars, watering lawns, and washing sidewalks. Nearly every area […]

Kenzo Armstrong ATTN ALL ARTSY FARTS!!! The Reader, Hampshire’s longest standing literary and arts journal is now accepting submissions for the 2016 issue that will be printed this Spring. We are looking for all types of submissions: visual art, poetry, prose, nonfiction works, photography, photo essays, collages, digital art, performance pieces, song lyrics, sheet music- the […]

Kenzo Armstrong Aries freak baby buddies, we are all tired of being called whiny brats. Take to the streets with picket signs to protest the flag protesters who are protesting our protest against the Man. Taurus, when life gives you turtleboy sports, give life the old silent treatment. Exude peace, positive energy and good vibes. […]

Amy Deyerle-Smith Adam Blaustein Rejto contributing  The car horns started hours before the announced start time of the “Stand With Old Glory” rally on Sunday, as protesters lined West Street with cars, motorcycles, fake army trucks, and– flags. Stars and Stripes, of course, but also spotted was the black and blue police memorial flag, the […]

Treat Shepardson Trump won the election. This we know well by now; it has already transformed our lives. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, we passed through phases of grief and incomprehension. President Lash sent out an email meant to console; there were, suddenly, chalk drawings everywhere on campus, alternately comforting and galvanizing. In the […]

Amy Deyerle-Smith Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces: there isn’t even a joke here some stuff is just gonna suck for a while.