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›› What is the mission of The Indicator?
The Indicator is a journal of social and political thought at Amherst College. Its primary mission is to provide a medium for discussion of local, national and international issues within the college community. The magazine has recently started focusing its attention more sharply on the Amherst College community. The Indicator also features fiction, poetry, arts reviews, student art and cartoons, as well as a humor section.

›› How often is The Indicator published?
The journal appears four times during the fall and spring semesters.

›› Where can I get a copy of The Indicator?
The Indicator is distributed around campus as well as via subscription. The journal can be found in Valentine Dining Hall, Keefe Campus Center, Keefe Health Center, Converse Hall, Frost Library, and other campus buildings and dormitories.

›› Has The Indicator really been around since 1848?
Yes, and no. The Indicator was originally founded in 1848, but ceased production three years later. It was resurrected in the spring of 1996 and continues to the present date.

›› Who is responsible for opinions in The Indicator?
The opinions and ideas expressed in The Indicator are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Indicator or of Amherst College. The editorials are a product of the opinions of the current Editors-in-Chief unless specificied otherwise. The humor section, art, cartoons and cover art are products of the opinions of the current Features and Art Editors, with oversight by the Editors-in-Chief. The Indicator values the public discourse prompted by the publication of openly expressed opinions, and therefore we do not accept anonymous contributions.

›› How can I have an article published in The Indicator?
Anyone that's a part of the Amherst community can be published in The Indicator! If you have an idea for an article, contact us (theindicator@amherst.edu or amherstindicator@gmail.com), and our editors will work with you to get it in print. For more information on the process, see our submissions page.

›› What programs do you use to publish The Indicator?
The journal's main layout is produced in the latest version of Adobe InDesign. The artwork and Features section also utilize Adobe Photoshop. Printing is done by Tiger Press.

›› What is your comment policy?
We accept all comments from the public, provided they are not discriminatory, and provided you provide your name. We don't allow anonymous submissions in our magazine, and we hold our commentators to the same standard. We have found that requiring name submission boosts the quality of online discussion. While we of course cannot verify every name as accurate, we do our best to judge the veracity of names based on the comment. If you see a name being used that does not belong to its user, please report the comment immediately. All comments are screened before they appear on the website.

For more on this policy, see Sam Seaborn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP3owlMdxls

Want a copy of The Indicator mailed to you? It makes a great gift for family and friends!

Subscriptions are:
$20/semester or $35/year.
Just email theindicator@amherst.edu or amherstindicator@gmail.com and let us know what subscription you would like to make. We accept personal checks made out to "The Indicator" and mailed to:
AC #2046
Amherst College
Amherst, MA, 01002

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The Indicator is a journal of social and political thought at Amherst College. Originally founded in 1848, it was resurrected in the spring of 1996 after a 145-year hiatus. The Indicator's primary mission is to provide a medium for discussion of local, national, and international issues within the college community. The journal appears four times during the fall and spring semesters.

The opinions and ideas expressed in The Indicator are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Inidcator or of Amherst College. The editorials are a product of the opinions of the current Editors-in-Chief of The Indicator unless specificied otherwise. The Indicator does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or age.