Volume 1 Number 1 of Prism, a student-run journal that was intended to serve as a forum for dialogue concerning problems and issues in the Amherst College community and the world. Prism was published from 1987 to 2006. In addition to topical articles, essays, and comics, issues also included sections of literary or creative entries such as short stories, poems, photographs, and drawings. The editorial board defined a focus for each issue. The focus of this issue was "Terras Irradient? Social & Intellectual Barriers." The editors of this issue were Roger Berkowitz, Lowell Weiss, Andrew Bernstein, Mathew Connolly, Dina Cordeiro, Daniel Erlij, Bengt Johnson, Peter Klein, Darren McDermott, Elizabeth Morrsion, Rick Rees, Beth Silberman, Robert Weiss, Chris Miller, and Natasha Lesser.