BY ALLYSON HUNTOON '19
By 7:40 p.m. on Friday, March 24, the pews of Amherst College’s Johnson Chapel were nearly full. A crystal chandelier hung above guests’ heads as they filed into the room, shuffling across the red carpet to their seats. Students, faculty, alumni and community members alike had gathered to hear from, Dr. Cornell William Brooks.
BY NICOLE VILLACRÉS
The Northampton Police Department has ended their “High Five Friday” program, in which a group of officers would rotate between the four elementary schools every Friday to welcome kids to school. The NPD initiated the program in December of 2016 to foster positive encounters between police and young children. The program was shut down due to parents’ concerns about the presence of officers and the effect it might have on their children, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
BY SHELL LIN '17
Last Wednesday, the Community Based Learning program sponsored “Creating Brave Communities,” a panel on immigration, refugee resettlement and sanctuary cities.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
BY RACHEL KIM '21
Students filled the Mead common room on Friday night for the Mount Holyoke Economics Society’s screening of “The Big Short.” The event was a small gathering complete with dimmed lighting and PopSecret for everyone.
BY CAMERON CAPELLO '21
“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”
Arguably television’s most recognizable catch-phrase, Saturday Night Live has been making people laugh for decades, and this weekend was no exception. During their Season 43 premiere, hosted by Ryan Gosling, SNL touched on current events, including the NFL, alien invasions and Donald Trump.
BY SARAH OLSEN '18
“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” sees the return of over-the-top action and wacky humor that made its predecessor, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” so likeable.
BY CAMERON CAPELLO ’21
This weekend the Mount Holyoke Art Museum displayed a collection of pieces depicting the confusing yet entrancing state of dreams. The tour, “Dream States: Exploring the Subconscious,” was curated by Katia Kiefaber ’17 and showcased four pieces, each representing a different meaning of the word “dream.”
BY MARIANA JARAMILLO '20
Ellie Dolan ’18 is a Film Studies major with a truly eclectic fashion sense, who loves to showcase her style. From a young age, Dolan was always drawn to bright colors and patterns, but as she’s grown so has her style. After studying abroad in London last fall, her approach to fashion has adapted to the city’s utilitarian, yetchic vibe. She combines spirited patterns, solid colors and accessories to showcase a signature piece, while still being prepared for the day.
BY SARAH OLSEN ’18
Laughter and applause filled the South Rockefeller common room on Friday evening as Mount Holyoke’s improv group, The Unusual Suspects, held their first show of the semester.
BY SARAH OLSEN ’18
Is your artistic soul being crushed by never-ending homework? Are you looking for something fun for the weekend? Do you want a thoughtful date destination to impress your significant other? You need art, and luckily, there are dozens of opportunities for an art fix within the Five Colleges. Here are the highlights:
BY SARAH OLSEN ’18
Rebecca Grossman ’18 participates in the Student Guide program offered by the Mount Holyoke Art Museum. The program gives students a hands-on experience working in a museum. While in the program, students meet with museum staff for two and a half hours each week throughout the academic year and are required to give at least two tours a semester.
BY MARIANA JARAMILLO ’20
Watching a horror film in theaters is a completely different experience from watching one at home on a smaller screen. Stephen King’s “It” is one for the theaters. The film is a perfect example of an immersive cinematic experience as it pulls the audience into the story’s world instead of just throwing random jump scares at the viewers. This adaptation comes 27 years after the original production in 1990, which — as those who have already seen the previous film may know — fits the timeline of the routine return of the film’s main fear factor, Pennywise the clown. This version is still based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name and is directed by Andres Muschietti. Among the notable cast members are Bill Skarsgård as “It” the clown, Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things” and several other talented child actors with promising careers ahead of them.
BY AHLIA DUNN ’20
The Dive In Movie, a Mount Holyoke tradition, came back to conclude orientation events and the first week of classes on Friday, Sept. 8. A couple of times a year students from all class years gather in the Kendall Natatorium to watch a movie (usually something with a water-related theme).