Submitted on Thursday, 9/5/2019, at 9:52 PM

For the start of the semester, The Daily Hampshire Gazette sought insights from Amherst first year students, not on world events, not on their studies, but on a matter of special significance this past week: how they are decorating their rooms.

“Basically, I was trying to go for a gold color scheme, and I designed the room from there,” Alexis Anderson ’23 told the Gazette of her selections which included pink-and-gold paintings, a pale pink mirror, and white pillows with gold detailing.

In contrast, Gordon Powers ’23 said, “I guess I don’t really have a style. I just want to decorate my space the way I want to,” which resulted in a world map with postcards and other mementoes of his travels.