Category: Opinion

Time to listen to “outsider views”

Perhaps the greatest strength of the Amherst school system is its record of encouraging the development of its students into precocious, politically-aware young people, strong in their convictions and uncompromising in their search for...

Hidden Figures: uplifting

Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures is an inspiring movie, reconstructing the true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), three black female mathematicians who were employed...

Aleppo a shattered city

Imagine waking up one morning and finding your whole town in shambles. You are afraid to walk on the streets because of the fear of being bombed. That’s what life is like right now...