Hello, hello, hello! My name is Luke, and I’m a sophomore at Amherst College. I hail from the other side of the continent, a small town called Pacific Grove on the central coast of California. At Amherst, I am a prospective English major with interests in theater, American history, and creative writing. Excited to have this opportunity to share my summer experience with any readers out there!
On campus, (if I’m not giving a tour) you might find me reading a book in one of the Adirondack chairs on the Main Quad, slathering meals in hot sauce at Valentine Dining Hall, or watching a movie on a projector with a few of my friends.
Some Amherst extracurriculars I’ve been involved with include…
- The Green Room, an independent student theater group that produces and performs several shows each semester -- ranging from funny parodies to Shakespeare to (more recently) inventive Zoom plays.
- Mr. Gad’s House of Improv, the best (and only) improvisational comedy group on campus. Also known simply as “Gad’s,” we goof around and make stuff up off the top of our heads every Monday evening in the Friedmann Room of the Keefe Campus Center.
- The Dialectic, a semesterly academic journal with a special focus on politics and history.
When the COVID pandemic broke out, I actually made the difficult decision to take a gap year -- much like Prince, I am now “The Student Formerly Known as Class of ‘23.” A friend recently called me a super-sophomore, and that has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Being away for a year certainly helped crystallize what makes Amherst so special, and now I am especially jazzed to finally return to campus this summer! Looking forward to bringing you along with me.
If you have any questions (or if you just want to chat) please feel free to email me at email@example.com! I’ll be sure to respond right away.