Founded in 1908 and stylishly revitalized under new management after a brief, 104-year hiatus, The Amherst Muck-Rake (“The Muck-Rake”) is a satirical, faux-news publication. All of its contents should be regarded as satire; none should be regarded as fact. The Muck-Rake is wholly independent of Amherst College and is not endorsed, authorized, financially or materially supported, or, we assume, appreciated by the trustees, administration, faculty, or staff of the College, or by the College in any other way.
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