Lili’s Restaurant: where the chefs eat

The unassuming small brick storefront of Lili’s Restaurant in downtown Amherst is sandwiched between the neighboring The Toy Box and Amherst Optical and could easily go unnoticed. The interior is just as modest. The...

In moving exhibit, students say #MeToo

In mid-October most people suddenly found their social media flooded with stories of experiences with sexual harassment and assault accompanied with the hashtag #metoo. There was a shift in our daily Internet consumption, and...

Paying to park: where does all the money go?

“They’re expensive as hell,” said senior Zack Ellis of the $75 parking permits required of students at ARHS. “I just don’t want to buy one.” Ellis is not alone. Many of the licensed student...

Refugees in Distress event

On September 28, 2017, the documentary Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, was screened at ARHS. The film highlights the mass-scale murder and human rights violations being committed by the Assad regime in Syria....

Maria affects locals, motivates aid to Puerto Rico

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm that brutalized the Virgin Islands, made landfall on Puerto Rico, devastating the landscape and initially leaving 100 percent of residents without power. Since then,...

Boys’ cross country: running on heart

The last hundred feet of the five kilometer race. It’s now or never. You can hear your teammates screaming, cheering you on, but you zone them all out. Your one focus is on the...

Burst pipes bring new gym floor

“I’m surprised at how nice it is,” said senior basketball player Tate Rietkerk about the renovated ARHS gym. On the first day of school, this year, students and teachers were all in awe of...

Coach Handel talks football

This year’s football team had one of its best seasons in quite a while with six wins and three losses in late October. They won against Monument Mountain, Ludlow, Drury, Woodstock Academy, and Belchertown,...

Spikeball tourney brings crowds, cash

Newly elected senior class president Peter Treyz, in an attempt to prove he is “not all talk,” brought the first ever Spikeball tournament to ARHS on September 27. Sixty students participated in the tournament,...

Girls’ varsity soccer rebuilds

Starting off the 2017 fall soccer season, the girls’ Amherst varsity soccer team haddealt with many setbacks. The loss of 11 seniors this year put the team through some rough circumstances, but it hasn’t...

From Rao’s to the classroom

Matthew Despres, a newly hired English teacher, teaches three blocks of Tenth Grade Literature, Writing, and Public Speaking; one section of American Literature and Society; and one Journalistic Writing class. While it is Mr....

Narayanan wins grant to teach girls coding

As technology progresses, employers in all types of fields are demanding more workers who have tech skills and experience. “It’s really expanding; it’s growing,” said senior Neosha Narayanan. “They’re going to be adding thousands...