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This is College Style: Sidney Brooks (AC 1841) Papers

Sidney Brooks letter to his sister Tamesin Brooks, October 18, 1837, second page top: “The room which I occupy in College is rather a dismal looking place, as the freshmen are put into the poorest rooms. 1,918 more words

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Nine Days Since Trump

Tuesday November 8, 2016 

Today is Election Day, it is early in the morning, and I am re-shelving books. I open a heavy red hardcover book to a random page. 861 more words

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JFK's Dream, A Call to Action

Today is the 53rd anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s assassination. He gave his own “I have a dream” type speech a month before he died. 186 more words


From crying goalie to bench boss, meet Detroit's Jason McCrimmon

Jason McCrimmon wasn’t feeling it.

His mother enrolled him in a Detroit ice hockey program, but the-then three-year-old McCrimmon was hardly enthused about his visits to chilly… 842 more words

Amherst College Joins Over 80 Other Schools and Universities Participating in Walkouts and Sit Ins Demanding #SanctuaryCampus

The following is a press release from the organizers of this action.

AMHERST, MA (November 15, 2016) – Amherst College students, faculty, and staff will engage in a walkout to protest President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, and to commit to putting their bodies between Trump’s policies and undocumented students on campus. 293 more words

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Disappointed? Upset? Put your money where your mouth is!

The disappointment my colleagues’ felt after the election of Donald Trump as president seems to echo the many disappointments every person of color in this country faced before. 418 more words


"Cookies On Ice" At Amherst Hip-Hop Festival

Jason Ahjua

“We got cookies. Cookies on ice.”

This isn’t a phrase that you would expect to hear anywhere, especially not at a hip-hop show. Yet here I stood at Amherst College’s Inaugural Fall Hip-Hop Festival and boy, did they have snacks. 279 more words