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 ELEANOR HARRIS '20
We caught up with Annabelle Plowden ’20, A who DJs “Sonic Truth” every Sunday night from 8-9pm on WMHC, to get the inside scoop on her radio show — and her complete spring playlist.
BY GRACE FITZGERALD '20
On March 5, the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensembles performed the annual Big Broadcast in Chapin Auditorium. The live radio broadcast included musical numbers as well as an original serial-style drama. “
BY MIESHA MOSS
On Feb. 25, the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Youth Orchestra performed in Abbey Chapel, ending with a joint rendition of Mahler’s First.
BY DEMETRIA OSEI-TUTU ’17
Finally — the 2017 awards season has come and gone. Although “La La Land” didn’t pick up Best Picture (despite an awkward but satisfying moment in which it was mistakenly announced as the winner), it dominated the Oscars with six wins and a record-tying 14 nominations.
BY MARIANA JARAMILLO
The Fifty Shades of Grey film series, based on the book series that shook the world by pretending to shed light on BDSM, has released its second installment: “Fifty Shades Darker,” directed by James Foley.
BY WELLINGTON TREMAYNE '17
On Feb. 15, writer, director and performer Kai Davis performed spoken word poetry in an event for this semester’s Building Bridges: Trans and Queer People of Color Speaker Series.
BY ELEANOR HARRIS '20
The Class Board of 2018 presented “Mary Potter,” this year’s iteration of the annual Junior Show, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. The 2-hour show was a twist on the Harry Potter series — specifically, a raucous, feminist reinterpretation of the Goblet of Fire’s Triwizard Tournament.
Every award season, one genre of films is always missing: superhero films. Why don’t superhero films get prestigious awards like the Oscars? Not all superhero films deserve awards because, let’s be honest, not all of them are great pieces of storytelling or great acting, but there are enough that are.
Based on submissions from the student body, Project: Theatre made the theme of their annual performance was race and ethnicity after the election. Money raised via donations made by attendees went to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Black Coffee: Cafe Night featured poetry and music and was one of a series of events thrown by APAU in honor of Black History Month.