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Varun Iyengar ’14 Sports Section Editor

Looking to cap their undefeated season in style, Amherst’s football team (7-0) travelled to Williamstown on Saturday to take on their archrivals. Touted as the “Biggest Little Game in America,” the matchup would have had all the intensity of a playoff game even without the added stakes. A Lord Jeff victory would give Amherst the NESCAC Championship and perfect season, so the Ephs could not have been happier to get the chance to play spoiler. With both teams having beaten Wesleyan earlier in the season, the victor would earn the 2011 Little Three title, and, more importantly, the bragging rights to go along with it. Having lost to Williams last year, Amherst had more than enough motivation to pull out all the stops in this 126th meeting between the rivals. Those incentives certainly seemed to motivate Amherst early on, as the visitors got off to a blistering start. On their very !"#$%"&'$$($$)'*+"%,("-(..$"$%(/0)12"3/0("%,()#" 4/2"0'4*"%,("!"(10")*"4'#53/*1)5("./$,)'*+" $(67#)*8"!"#$%"0'4*"/.%(#"!"#$%"0'4*9":;(*%7< ally making it deep into Williams’ territory, $(*)'#"=7/#%(#>/65"?#)/*"@6@/,'*"!"*)$,(0" off the drive himself, goading the Ephs defense to buy into a beautiful fake handoff %,/%"'&(*(0"7&"%,("!"(10".'#"/"AB<2/#0"%'76,< down dash. Williams, however, was not going to roll over so early and easily. While it took their offense nearly a quarter to get into a rhythm, the Ephs’ defensive line stepped up to match %,("-(..$C9":;(*%7/112+"D3,(#$%">1)*5(0"!"#$%+" /11'4)*8" E)11)/3$" 4)%,)*" !"(10" 8'/1" #/*8(" )*" %,(" !"*/1" 3)*7%(" '." %,(" !"#$%9" D1%,'78," the Jeffs did manage to stop Williams short of the red zone, they did relinquish three points, as the Ephs’ kicker Joseph Mallock was successful on his attempt from 41 yards with 31 seconds left in the quarter.

With some momentum back on their side, Williams continued their strong play to start the second. After an unsuccessful drive for the Jeffs, Williams scored on their next possession, this time making it easier on Mallock, who threaded the posts from 23 yards out, cutting Amherst’s lead to a single point, at 7-6. With Williams putting up scores on successive possessions, it was now the Jeffs’ turn to respond with an offensive display. ?(8)**)*8" %,(" 0#);(" /%" %,()#" '4*" AB<2/#0" line, the Jeffs methodically worked their 4/2" 0'4*" !"(10+" /$$)$%(0" )*" *'" $3/11" &/#%" by running back Eric Bunker ’12. Bunker contributed runs of 19 and 22 yards respec%);(12+"!"*0)*8"$(/3"/.%(#"$(/3")*"%,(":&,$C" defense. Fittingly, he capped off the drive with a three-yard touchdown run, his 12th of the season — good for a new single-season program record. Amherst’s offense, however, was only getting started. After a Williams three-andout on their next possession, the Jeffs came right back and scored again, as McMahon found Mike Samela ’12 in the back left corner of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown pass. The score gave the Jeffs a 21-6 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the half. And yet, the scoring barrage was not over. Amherst would regain possession for a !"*/1" %)3(" 4,(*" F(;)*" G(11(#" CAH" #(6'#0(0" his second interception of the day, giving the Jeffs the ball at their own 49-yard line with 22 seconds to play in the half. After McMahon found Will Reed ’12 over the middle for a 21-yard gain, Amherst managed to call a time out with one second remaining to set 7&"/"IJ<2/#0"!"(10"8'/19"F)65(#"@/%%"K/4$'*" ’12 came on and drilled the attempt, setting ,)$"'4*"&#'8#/3"#(6'#0"4)%,"AL"!"(10"8'/1$" on the season and giving Amherst a 24-6 advantage heading into the break. The Jeffs began the second half right 4,(#("%,(2"1(.%"'.."/%"%,("(*0"'."%,("!"#$%+"0)6<

tating play on the defensive end. After the offense was stymied into a quick three-andout to begin the third, Rawson came up with an impressive punt to pin Williams inside their own 20-yard line. It did not take long for the Jeffs’ defense to pounce, as junior linebacker Mike Aldo blind-sided the Williams’ quarterback on the initial play of their drive. The huge hit caused the ball to pop 1''$(+"/11'4)*8"0(.(*$);(">/65"F(;)*"M(#>(#" ’12 to recover the fumble in the end zone for another score. With the lead now at an imposing 316, Amherst relied on their defense to carry them the rest of way. Although they did /11'4"%4'"!"*/1"%'76,0'4*$+">'%,"'*(<2/#0" scampers by the Ephs’ running back, the last one came with the game well in hand, as there were only 11 seconds remaining in the contest. Amherst’s special teams recovered the Williams’ on-side kick, and allowed the Jeffs to run out the clock, preserving their 31-18 victory and setting off celebrations, as D3,(#$%"$%70(*%$"$%'#3(0"%,("!"(109 With the victory, the Jeffs were able to walk off Williams’ Weston Field as undefeated NESCAC Champions for the second time in three years. McMahon, who was thrust into the starting role after an injury ended fellow senior Blake Grauer’s season, was key to the Jeffs success, orchestrating /*")3&#($$);("'..(*$);("(..'#%"4)%,"HLB"%'%/1" yards — 147 yards in the air via 14 comple%)'*$"/*0"BN"'*"%,("8#'7*09"O*"%,("0(.(*$);(" side, the stalwarts included Ferber, with his four sacks, eight tackles and a fumble recovery, and safety Doug Gebhardt ’12, who led all players with 14 tackles. The triumph marked Amherst’s second victory on the road against their archrivals $)*6(" AJNB9" E)%," %,(" .'7#%," &(#.(6%" $(/$'*" in school history in the bag, and a NESCAC Championship to go with it will make for a happy offseason, as the Jeffs will look to enjoy their success before preparing for another solid run next year.

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Missing AAS Budgets Raise Questions Ethan Corey ’15 Staff Writer

The Amherst Association of Students (AAS) Senate, which counts among its constitutional purposes a goal to “serve as an advocate for student interest, and present a forum for opinions and issues to be raised,” manages a budget comprised of the Student Activity Fees and a percentage of the tuition paid by each student. The budget, which exceeds $800,000, includes funding for all recognized student groups and publications, as well as a Master General Fund, which includes funding for a variety of other projects and initiatives related to student activities, including The Olio, ACEMS, PVTA expenses and Senate projects. While the Senate has recently been working to incorporate more input from the student body in the hopes of better advocating for student interest and increasing transparency about its purpose and power, much of the crucial information regarding its track record of managing money — details about AAS budgets from years past — is either unavailable or simply does not add up. The Senate, which meets weekly on Monday nights in the K(0"K''3+",/$"3)*7%($"'."3((%)*8$"8')*8"/$"./#">/65"/$"AJJB" posted online. But the Senate’s record of spending is less clear. Some of the budgets from previous years were posted online as well, but the data sets only included budget information from fall 2004 to spring 2007. Budgetary data from the fall semesters of 2008-10 and the 2007 and 2011 spring budgets was made available, shortly after an inquiry by The Student. The data provides a line-item list of club funding allocations and discretionary funding for %,(" &/$%" $(3($%(#+" >7%" )%" 0'($" *'%" &#';)0(" 6'3&1(%(" !"*/*6)/1" data for the past two years.

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Fresh Faculty of the Week Chemistry Professor Elizabeth Young grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. She went to Haverford College for her undergraduate degree and MIT for her Ph.D. How did you begin studying chemistry and what made you decide to pursue it? Actually, in junior high school I didn’t really like sciences very much. I just wasn’t into them. It took a really excellent biology teacher to get me really excited about science. Once I took biology and had a great teacher, I got really into science. Then I took chemistry and then I took physics, and I just decided that out of the three, I kind of liked chemistry the best. Then I went into college thinking I was going to do that and just kind of going for that.

Spectroscopy,” which is an upper-level chemistry course. In Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy we talk about the fundamental basics of chemistry, the physical chemistry parts. So everything you learn in general chemistry, you are kind of just given those as results. In this class we go, take a step back and see how you actually get to those results that you are presented with in a general chemistry class and derive them from the original, fundamental principles. Next semester I will be teaching 161, which is the second semester of general chemistry. What aspects of Amherst do you like so far? Right now, I like that I am teaching a small class and that I have a lot of interaction between students. I expect that to continue, hopefully, though not in the big lecture class [but] at least in the recitations. So I like that the students here are motivated and that they work hard and that they ask questions during lectures and are interested in what they are doing.

Why did you decide to teach at Amherst? Well, I also went to a small liberal arts school. I went to Haverford, so it’s a very similar mindset and school structure to here. I really liked being at Haverford and I wanted to be at a place like that to teach. I like the interpersonal interactions between students and faculty and the fact that you meet with faculty. When I did my Ph.D., I was at MIT, which is a big university, and there I saw that the undergrads had virtually no contact with the professors. There were always [Teaching Assistants] there who were always doing recitation sections and all this other stuff, and I didn’t like that as much so I wanted to be at a place where there was more direct contact between students and professors.

What do you hope to contribute to Amherst during your time here? Well, that’s a tough one. Well, in teaching, I hope that T" 6/*" 8(%" &('&1(" (V6)%(0" />'7%" 6,(3)$%#2" )*" %,(" !"#$%<2(/#" classes. When I am teaching those and when I am teaching upper-level classes, I hope that I can make people excited to learn about where all of these periodic trends and orbitals and where all these things come from and where we get them. So, I am hoping that I can get people excited about chemistry, and I am hoping that I can do some research that is interesting to students and help them learn how to do their own independent research products at a very high level.

What classes are you teaching this semester? What classes are you teaching next semester? This semester I am teaching “Quantum Chemistry and

Are you currently working on publishing anything? Have you published anything before? I currently have a student doing a senior thesis project

with me, so I have some active research going on in the lab on steady-state [ultraviolet] UV spectroscopy and looking at electron transfers. I am hoping that that will go well and that we can publish on that. In the past I have published in the areas of proton coupled electron transfers and catalysis and other things. What does your research focus on? My research is studying fundamental charge transfer processes. Charge transfer can be in a photovoltaic system, so in solar cells you have to absorb light and generate charge, and then that light is turned into electricity. So, that is one way that charge moves, and I want to be able to study that. Another way is that in our body we have charges moving all the time to go to one spot in one kind of protein to another spot where it catalyzes a reaction. There are many different examples like ADP [Adenosine Diphosphate] to ATP [Adenosine triphosphate]. That is a reaction that happens so there are charges transferring in that. In biological systems there is not just one charge transferring, it’s coupled to all these proton motions inside of that protein. That is called protoncoupled electron transfer. So one thing that I am interested in is studying fundamental model systems, that are simpler than the big proteins, [and] to try and understand the parameters at play in moving charge at is coupled to a proton. What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to go to the gym. I know that one of the other professors said “what spare time” and I kind of agree with that, but I make time. I go to the gym to play squash and I have also been doing the cardio kickboxing class that they ,/;(" %,/%" $'3(>'02" )*" TW" */3(0" X'11((*" F((*/*" #7*$9" Y'+" anyway, I like to go to the gym in my spare time; that keeps me sane. — Alissa Rothman’15

THE CAMPUS CRIME LOG Entries from Nov. 8, 2011 to Nov. 14, 2011 Nov. 8, 2011 7:09 a.m., Pontypool D*"'.!"6(#")*;($%)8/%(0"/*")*%#7$)'*" alarm and found it was accidentally set off by an employee. The system was reset. 2:12 p.m., Hamilton House A student reported the theft of an Aiwa radio/cassette/CD player from the common room. It is valued at $40. Case open. 11:26 p.m., Moore Dormitory D*" '.!"6(#" &/$$)*8" %,#'78," %,(" building detected the odor of mariP7/*/"/*0"%#/6(0")%"%'"/"$(6'*0<Q"''#" room. The resident admitted to having smoked and turned over a pipe used for smoking and a small amount of marijuana. The resident 4/$" !"*(0" RALL" .'#" %,(" ;)'1/%)'*9" The issue was referred to the Dean’s O.!"6(9 Nov. 9, 2011 12:34 a.m., James Dormitory D*" '.!"6(#" #($&'*0(0" %'" /" *')$(" 6'3&1/)*%" /%" /" $(6'*0<Q"''#" #''39" While there, it was discovered that a 8#'7&"'."!";("$%70(*%$"4(#("$3'5)*8" 3/#)P7/*/9" :/6," $%70(*%" 4/$" !"*(0" $100 for the violation. The issue 4/$"#(.(##(0"%'"%,("S(/*C$"O.!"6(9 11:05 a.m., Converse Hall D*"'.!"6(#")$$7(0"/"6'7#%<'#0(#(0"#(< straining order to a student. 2:05 p.m., Merrill Lot D*"'.!"6(#")*;($%)8/%(0"/"3'%'#";(< hicle accident. A report was taken. 2:43 p.m., Seelye House D*"'.!"6(#"/*0"%,("M)#("S(&/#%3(*%"

#($&'*0(0"%'"/"!"#("/1/#3"/*0".'7*0" that it was accidentally set off by maintenance work. The system was reset. 5:33 p.m., College Hall D*"'.!"6(#")*;($%)8/%(0"/*")*%#7$)'*" alarm and found it was accidentally set off by an employee. The system was reset. Nov. 10, 2011 1:41 a.m., Temporary Parking Lot D*" '.!"6(#" '*" &/%#'1" .'7*0" /*" amount of oil under a car parked in the temporary lot. The owner was *'%)!"(09 4:39 p.m., Mead Art Museum O.!"6(#$" /*0" %,(" M)#(" S(&/#%3(*%" #($&'*0(0"%'"/"!"#("/1/#3"/*0".'7*0" it was caused by maintenance work. The system was reset. 6:55 p.m., Valentine Dining Hall A student reported the theft of a bag from the coat room. The bag contained a camcorder, charger, extra batteries and cords. Case open. Nov. 11, 2011 12:15 a.m., Pond Dormitory O.!"6(#$" #($&'*0(0" %'" /" *')$(" 6'3< plaint and issued a warning at a $(6'*0<Q"''#"$7)%(9 12:27 a.m., Pond D*"'.!"6(#"'*"&/%#'1"'>$(#;(0"/"3/*" urinating outside the building. He 4/$"!"*(0"RALL".'#"%,("'..(*$);(">(< havior. 10:20 p.m., Seelye D*"'.!"6(#"1'6/%(0"/*"7*/%%(*0(0"/*0" 7*1)6(*$(0"5(8"'*"%,("%,)#0"Q"''#9"T%"

4/$"6'*!"$6/%(0"/*0"'*("$%70(*%"4/$" !"*(0"RALL9 10:20 p.m., Seelye D*" '.!"6(#" 0)$6';(#(0" /" ,'1(" )*" /" 4/11" '*" %,(" %,)#0" Q"''#" /*0" $&'5(" with several residents. Case open. 11:06 p.m., Humphries House An unauthorized party setting up in the common room was shut down. 11:28 p.m., Tyler House D*"'.!"6(#"1'6/%(0"/16','1"1(.%"/>/*< don in the common room. It was taken to storage. Case open. Nov. 12, 2011 10:32 a.m., Hamilton House D" $(6'*0<Q"''#" #($)0(*%" #(&'#%(0" %,(" %,(.%" '." RBL" 6/$," .#'3" /" 4/11(%" which was left in an unlocked room. Case open. 2:00 p.m., Temporary Parking Lot D*"'.!"6(#"'>$(#;(0"/"$%70(*%"7#)*/%< )*8">(%4((*"%4'"6/#$9"G("4/$"!"*(0" $100 for the offensive behavior. 2:01 p.m., Hitchcock Field An intoxicated student and an unruly visitor were ejected from a soccer game.

10:18 p.m., Tyler D*" '.!"6(#" 6,(65)*8" %,(" >7)10)*8" found chocolate syrup spread on the basement hall, wall and kitchen. The kitchen was also in a state of disarray. Several students who were present were directed to clean the area. 11:38 p.m., Converse Lot D*" '.!"6(#" #($&'*0(0" %'" /" #(&'#%" '." a man lying down at the bus stop. He was checked on and found to be !"*(9"

5:53 p.m., Humphries A resident reported hearing a loud popping noise she could not ex&1/)*9""D*"'.!"6(#"6,(65(0"%,(")*$)0(" and outside of the house but found nothing.

Nov. 13, 2011 1:02 a.m., Merrill House Apartments A resident reported someone banging on her apartment windows. She looked out and saw a group of peo&1(" 4/15)*8" %'4/#0" F)*89" U'" '*(" 4/$".'7*0")*"%,("/#(/"4,(*"'.!"6(#$" arrived.

6:25 p.m., Seelye A resident reported an iPod and beer were stolen from her unlocked room. The iPod is valued at $200.

1:55 a.m., Jenkins Dormitory O.!"6(#$" /*0" %,(" M)#(" S(&/#%3(*%" #($&'*0(0"%'"/"!"#("/1/#3"/*0".'7*0" a pull station was activated near a

$(6'*0<Q"''#" $7)%(" .'#" *'" /&&/#(*%" reason. The system was reset, and #($)0(*%$" 4(#(" !"*(0" RALL" .'#" %,(" alarm. 2:20 a.m., King Dormitory O.!"6(#$" #($&'*0(0" %'" /" #(&'#%" '." /*"7*4/*%(0"&(#$'*")*"/"%,)#0<Q"''#" room. The matter involved relationship issues between three people. One person left the building for the night. 12:13 p.m., Alumni Lot A visitor reported two tires were slashed on his car while it was parked in the Alumni parking lot. Case open. Nov. 14, 2011 12:13 a.m., The Quadrangle D*"'.!"6(#"'*"&/%#'1".'7*0"/*"/>/*< doned 30-pack of beer on the quad. It was taken to storage. 12:53 a.m., Crossett Dormitory O.!"6(#$" #($&'*0(0" %'" /" *')$(" 6'3< plaint and shut down a party in a !"#$%<Q"''#"$7)%(9"


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Racist Vandalism Closes Williams for a Day Darrian Kelly ’15 Managing News Editor

Williams College closed on Monday as a precaution for the members of their community after the scrawling of a racial slur — “All Niggers Must Die” — in a dormitory hallway. A student reported the incident to Campus Safety and Security (CSS) of Williams around 12:30 AM on Saturday. Not only were the Wil1)/3$%'4*" Z'1)6(" *'%)!"(0+" >7%" XYY" also launched a college investigation. In order to identify the perpetrator(s), residents of the dorm where the incident took place were interrogated about their activities. Additionally, students who swiped their cards for access to the dorm were also questioned. In a press release to the Wil1)/3$" 6'337*)%2+" %,(" O.!"6(" '." %,(" President stated, “Since there is no

excuse for behavior so offensive, hateful, and harmful — anywhere, but especially at Williams — we will continue to do all that we can to hold the perpetrator(s) accountable.” “I was shocked,” said Rachel Durrant, a junior at Williams. “I was off-campus for the weekend, and when I returned … I was in utter disbelief. I always considered Williams to be a very open place, where people are free to be themselves. It’s upsetting to realize that not everyone agrees with this idea.” This vandalism, however, was not an isolated incident; it is a continuation of the offensive vandalism that has occurred at Williams in the past few years. In February 2008, $)3)1/#";/*0/1)$3"'667##(0")*"/"!"#$%< year dorm. During the following academic year, obscene images were drawn on doors in student dorms. O*"Y/%7#0/2+"/#'7*0"BL"$%70(*%$" and other members of the college

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community marched to the Williamstown Police Station to ask for their involvement in the investigation of what they called a hate crime. [D" 1'%" '." &('&1(" 4(#(" %(##)!"(09" I heard about one girl who was too scared to leave her room even to get food,” said Durrant. “Suddenly, Williams didn’t feel safe anymore. I think this insecurity also led people to seek out the help of the Williamstown Police.” Several meetings and forums were formed for the student body to start discussion of the incident throughout the weekend. On Monday, Williams conducted a series of events throughout the day, including an address to the Williams’ community by President Adam Falk. “This was an attack on an entire community,” said Falk during the speech, a video of which was posted to YouTube. “It is our job now to respond to heal our community. We

have to hold ourselves accountable for the quality of community that we have here.” An open-mic forum was also among the Monday events, in which students shared traumatic experiences. “These personal experiences shared ranged from stories about growing up in a racist setting, to being discriminated for not only being a certain race but also for having a disability, to being raped,” Durrant said. “A lot of people also talked about how we need to take advantage of this horrible situation, and start caring for and listening to the people around us.” Balk participated in a number of these weekend events, recalling how enlightening the personal accounts were to attendees. “I thought the administration made a good decision in choosing to cancel classes yesterday and in the

events that were held,” said Durrant. “I just worry that this incident will eventually be pushed under the rug.” Nick Fogel, Co-President of the Williams College Council, learned of the incident during the AmherstWilliams game. Since then, he has given two speeches and written an op-ed for The Williams Record on the incident. “Schools like Williams and Amherst are not immune to prejudice and discrimination,” Fogel said. “The most important thing we as students can do is break the culture of silence that prevents us from listening to the stories of those who suffer on a daily basis,” said Fogel. “It is not enough for schools like Williams and Amherst to take pride in being more tol(#/*%"%,/*"/",/%(<!"11(0"4'#109"E(+"/$" institutions that educate the leaders of tomorrow need to work to create a culture that can set an example for the world of today.”

Thoughts on Theses Romen Borsellino ’12 Major: Interdisciplinary (Political Psychology) Advisor: Andrew Poe What is your thesis about? My thesis is essentially a look at the role of charisma in the elections process. Something that really fascinates me is American politics, especially the elections side, so one thing that I want to study is when people go to the polls, are they looking at the candidate with the best policy decisions, or the person who can just make the best case in general, based on some sort of charisma or personal appeal. How did you choose this topic? Well I started out doing a psychology major, and I like psych but it’s such a broad category I decided that I 4/*%(0"%'"0'"$'3(%,)*8"/"1)%%1(">)%"3'#("$&(6)!"6"$'"T"6#(/%(0"/*")*%(#0)$6)&1)*/#2"3/P'#+"Z'1)%)6/1"Z$26,'1'829"TC;(" been working with my advisor Andrew Poe to sort of take ideas that interest me and turn them into something I could write this thesis about. How did you get to making an interdisciplinary major? Well that’s one of the awesome things about Amherst. They literally want you to study whatever interests you. The downside is that that’s not necessarily possible unless you have a professor that’s willing to absolutely 0(;'%(",)3$(1."%'"%,/%"6/7$("4)%,"2'79"T"4/$";(#2+";(#2"17652"%'"!"*0"Z#'.($$'#"Z'(+"4,'"6'710*C%">("3'#("$7&< portive, who couldn’t be more helpful, works hard with me, makes sure I’m on the right track and allows me to sort of bounce ideas off of him. What sort of research do you do for a thesis in which you rely on both more abstract ideas and quantitative data? What I like about it is that it’s a little bit of everything. You start with the dense, boring, classical stuff. You #(/0"%,('#)($">2"@/V"E(>(#"/>'7%"4,/%"%,("'#)8)*/1"0(!"*)%)'*"'."6,/#)$3/")$"/*0"4,(#(")%"(;'1;($".#'39"W,(*" you get into the fun stuff, you get to starting saying, “how does that apply to today?” I look at some elections, I’ll be doing a case study. I’ll be saying, alright, lets look at the past three Democratic candidates for president: E("8'%"\'#(+"F(##2"/*0"O>/3/9"D*0"TC3"8')*8"%'"6'3&/#("(/6,"'."%,()#"&'1)6)($"/*0"%,(*"TC3"8')*8"%'"6'3&/#(" ,'4"%,(2"!"%")*%'"%,)$"0(!"*)%)'*"'."6,/#)$3/"/*0"$/2+",'4"4(#("(/6,"'."%,(3"6,/#)$3/%)6")."/%"/119"D*0"%,(*">("/>1(" to say, did it make a difference, did policy in the end make a difference or did just personal charm work better? What do you think is the most interesting part of your thesis? The relevance. The fact that this question that I’m exploring literally determines the leader of the free world. And not just that; this isn’t just an American thing, this is something that can apply to any election across any form of government, literally across the world. You can look at it from a student government level, and you can look at just anything, so I think the relevance is really interesting. But you’re focusing more on American politics, right? Yeah, I am. I’m doing something I have known and followed my throughout my life. Because I think when you do a project like this the most important part is doing something that really interests you that you can bring a familiar perspective to. Any highlights or lowlights so far in your process? Yeah, actually the idea started forming in my head once I met Sarah Palin this summer. I have always been a big-time Obama supporter — still am — and I sort of despise that woman in a lot of ways. But when I met her, I was really won over by her in terms of her personality, and sort of thought to myself, how was she able to do this? I know I disagree with her, I know that I just think she’s a bad person. Yet, talk to her for 30 seconds and even someone like that is able to sort of win you over. And clearly I’m not alone there; that’s her appeal. But don’t get me wrong: I don’t support her. I’m not a Sarah Palin fan, but I’ll give credit where it’s due. The credit is that she is very personable. So my question is: is that enough, is being personable enough for courting voters? Do you have any advice for students who are considering writing a thesis? Absolutely. Do something that interests you. This is really a chance to explore something you’ve always wanted to explore. I mean I wouldn’t really be willing to put in the work for this if it wasn’t something that I re/112"6/#(0"/>'7%9"D*0"/1$'"!"*0"/*"/0;)$'#"4,'"2'7"1';(+"4,'")$"/1$'"#(/112"8')*8"%'">("/>1("%'"$'#%"'."'&(*"2'7#" mind and challenge you in different ways. I’ve been very fortunate with that. — Peter Crane ’15 Thoughts on Theses is a regular feature. Seniors interested in having their thesis featured can send their information to astudent@amherst.edu.


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AAS Fumbles Money Management Data Continued from page 1

The absence of the spring 2009 budget, in particular, is the crucial missing piece of the puzzle, as the AAS gave the College RALL+LLL")*"(3(#8(*62".7*0$"%'",(1&"$%/>)1)^("!"*/*6)/1"/)0"/*0"&#(< vent staff members from losing jobs during that time. The donation, /$"4(11"/$"%,(")*6#(/$(0"!"*/*6)/1"#($&'*$)>)1)%2".'#"$%70(*%"/6%);)%)($" the AAS took on to help lighten the administration’s load, spawned cuts across the board for AAS-funded projects and activities. But current AAS budgets have retained vestiges of the increased spending and responsibility brought on by the recession. The AAS, for example, still funds the TYPO program for upperclassmen. T*"/00)%)'*"%'"%,("/>$(*6("'."&(#%)*(*%"!"*/*6)/1"0/%/+"3/*2"'." the budgets are inaccurately or unclearly reported. For example, the ./11"HLLB">708(%"1)$%$"%,("'&(#/%)*8">708(%"/%"RIHH+AJL9"?7%"4,(*" the line items are added up, the sum is over $10,000 less than the reported operating budget. In addition, the columns delineating the amount of money budgeted, spent and remaining for each club implies that many clubs did not spend the money that was allocated to them for several semesters in a row. The Olio, for example, was /11'6/%(0"RHB+LLL")*"(/6,"$(3($%(#"'."%,("HLLB<L_"/6/0(3)6"2(/#+" but it apparently did not spend any of the money it was allocated 4,)1("&7>1)$,)*8")%$"ABL%,"D**);(#$/#2":0)%)'*")*"HLL_9"" In an effort to save money, the AAS recently asked students to opt-in for a copy of The Olio. The yearbook, after having its funding cut in half in fall 2008, received major funding increases in the ./11"$(3($%(#$"'."HLLJ"/*0"HLAL`"1/$%"2(/#")%"6'$%"%,("DDY"RAB+LLL" more than it had in 2007. In another example, in fall 2008, ACEMS, which had been funded $8,000 the previous fall, received less than $1,000 in funding as the effects of the recession hit campus. ACEMS was then funded $6,000 the following fall, but the AAS budgets available online do not state how much of the money provided to ACEMS was spent. The AAS budgets also show that some Senate projects have struggled to remain solvent. FLICS, which showed recently#(1(/$(0" 3';)($" )*" F((.(" X/3&7$" X(*%(#" 7&" 7*%)1" 1/$%" 2(/#+" $/4" ;/$%12"Q"76%7/%)*8".7*0)*8"';(#")%$"$,'#%"1).("/%"%,("X'11(8(9"T%"!"#$%" received funding in 2006, lost funding in 2008, was re-funded in HLLJ"/*0"!"*/112"1'$%".7*0)*8"/8/)*"%,)$"$(3($%(#9" The AAS budgets also provide important information about services students, staff and faculty use everyday, like the popular Newspaper Readership Program, which provides the free copies of The New York Times in Val. The program, which was a conten-

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Targeted Effort Pulls the Plug on Stress Alissa Rothman ’15 Managing News Editor

Amidst a high-energy week of essays and midterms and countless other deadlines, Amherst Unplugged invited students to take a step back, unplug and power down on some of that stress. Amherst Unplugged started up last year, when a group of students and staff explored the role of technology in modern day life. They found that, while technology is an important part of everyone’s daily existence, it has also been shown to potentially increase stress, depression and a sense of isolation. “There are lots of students constantly walking around with iPods, computers and cell phones. We have become technology dependent,” said Jullian Stockmo ’13, a member of the Student Health Educators (SHEs). Unplugging allows students to separate themselves from the technology that surrounds them and interact more directly with their surrounding world. “This is a small push to get people to communicate on a face to face level. Without electronics like cell phones it gives people a reason to seek other people out,” said Shanika Audige ’12, another SHE who helped run the event. Though modeled after similar programs at different institutions, Amherst Unplugged is unique in that it is run on only one day and that it is connected to several groups and clubs on campus. Stress Relief Week and Amherst Unplugged were planned by a large task force, which included several Deans, representatives of the Student Health Educators and representatives from Ran0'3"D6%$"'."F)*0*($$9"O%,(#"8#'7&$"/1$'"&/#%)6)< pated, including Gad’s House of Improv which

advocated “Laughter as the Best Medicine.” “What is interesting about our program compared to others is that other programs are all or nothing in that students have to completely unplug to take part. We offer students the opportunity to do what they can so that students feel more comfortable unplugging, ” Audige said. Amherst Unplugged’s decision to coincide with Stress Relief Week helped drive home the importance of knowing how to relieve stress. “We always try to do Amherst Unplugged in conjunction with a de-stress week to remind students that technology can be an added stressor, and to remind them to take time for activities like exercise or hanging out with friends that help reduce stress more than being on a computer,” said Conny Morrison ’12, a SHE who helped put the programs together. “This de-stress week was planned to coincide with mid-terms/the preThanksgiving rush of work that students often get.” This is the second year Amherst Unplugged took place on campus, and it was moved to fall, /"6,/*8("%,/%"3/*2"$(("/$">(*(!"6)/1"%'"%,("&#'< gram. “Last year we ran Unplugged in the spring, but spring is jam-packed with activities. Now that it is in November, it is midterm time and everyone is stressed out. Across the board of class years, people are feeling stressed out. Freshmen are feeling homesick, seniors are feeling thesis stress, juniors are feeling stress of going abroad. It’s really good timing [for Amherst Unplugged],” said Stockmo. Last year there were over a hundred participants in Amherst Unplugged. Though this year’s participation saw a slight decrease, hovering around 80 participants, both the program and Stress Relief Week were declared a success.

“Stress Relief Week and Amherst Unplugged both went really well,” said Morrison. “Spa night on Tuesday was hugely successful, and the SHEs spoke to a lot of students about technology dependence and pledging to reduce use. Random Acts '."F)*0*($$"/1$'",(10"/"4(11"/%%(*0(0"%(/"$(#;)6(9] Amherst Unplugged and Stress Relief Week are initiatives to help students deal with a problem that they too often overlook. “It is about getting students to think about things that cause them stress. Stress is so much a part of our lives that sometimes we forget about its root causes. It is important to notice what causes stress and take care of those factors and relax,” Audige said. There are many things that students can do to

#(1)(;(" $%#($$+" /*0" (/6," )*0);)07/1" *((0$" %'" !"*0" what works for them. “Stress is very personal. Whether its video games, reading, doing yoga, running, walking, whatever works for you to de-stress, you need to !"*0"$'3(%,)*8"%,/%",(1&$"2'7"0(<$%#($$"/*0"0'")%+]" Stockmo said. “One of the best things for me to de-stress is taking an hour for me time” Organizers of the event hope to increase participation in the future and continue to spread information on how students can learn to relieve stress. “We hope that students will take on increased leadership for this event so that it can become a greater movement with even more participation,” Morrison said.

Photo by Alissa Rothman ’15

Students fill out their Amherst Unplugged pledge at Keefe Campus Center.


The Amherst Student

Opinion

Letters to the Editor Letters Policy Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Editorial

Students Want a Thanksgiving Break

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et’s face it: students are assigned a lot of work over break. This time every fall, professors dole out papers, problem sets and readings, each professor expecting students to prioritize the coursework she assigns over the others. In fact, many students have come to expect getting assigned extra work for the extra time they have off over break. A majority of these students say that it interferes with their family plans and holiday travels. Thanksgiving is important, not just as a festival or a tradition, but as a time for us to distance ourselves from the hustle and bustle of campus life, and make time for ourselves. Often Amherst students don’t have time over the course of the semester to indulge themselves in all the activities they are interested in. We find ourselves giving up many enriching experiences because we are forced to prioritize work over these things. But worse is the fact that we have to prioritize at all. We need at least one opportunity

in the semester to be free to engage in meaningful experiences without the burden of having to compromise. In other words, a break isn’t really a break if we just do the same things, but on our “own” time. Breaks present us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in relaxation and personal development. When was the last time you read a book for fun? When was the last time you spontaneously took a night off just for yourself? It might seem like a trivial point to quibble on, but it speaks to a larger culture at this College that values academics and resumé-padding activities more than it does those that promote self-development and discovery. It’s a culture that makes us too focused and too driven — and does not let us pursue the things we want to be driven by. When students leave campus, they leave behind both a learning environment and a productive work environment. They are tossed to the perils of modern travel, packing and unpacking, catching buses followed by flights followed by trains, across the country and international

borders. Then they are stuck out at home, swarmed by family and friends in the holiday season, struggling to find the time and space and wherewithal to push away their families and focus. It’s not always easy. Home becomes a basement desk sprawled with textbooks, a bedroom littered with handouts. It becomes a chaotic clash of the world of learning and work with the world of the personal and family. Amherst and its academics are not at fault, though; two factors combine to make our misery worse. We work and work because we value the age-old values of productivity, sacrifice, and self-improvement — Americans lead the industrialized world in work hours per week. Yet we also work and work because technology and work-culture has expanded the workplace into the home space. With smartphones, VPNs, cloud computing and Amherst e-Reserves, work and school will always beckon — as our professors are all too aware. Isn’t it time to make a real break of Thanksgiving?

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Professor William H. Pritchard ’53 wrote a Letter to the Editor to discuss Amherst traditions. In his recent column, Alex Hurst ’12 laments the absence of “shared traditions” that might bind Amherst students (all of them “smart” evidently), together more strongly. As one who has experienced some of these traditions at the college, I can remember with tremulous heart the green beanie I wore as a freshman. These beanies were purchased at a downtown clothing store, House of Walsh, and contributed nicely to the store’s well-being. They could be shed only after the Williams football game. Alas, my beanie seems to have joined the world of lost objects. There were rules laid down for encountering upperclassmen. As freshmen we were informed, “Amherst men say hello to each other when they meet.

>'+$"9+.%$&3%"+**6%5'$(?@%A%("#.;%#(%-&$% possible to get by with just “hi,” but I never went that far. More excitingly there was, in the fall of freshmen year, a rope-pull with the sophomores, conducted over Freshman Creek down there near the railroad tracks. Fearing that I might be pulled into the water (I had not yet passed the College’s swimming requirement), I persuaded a friend to avoid the whole business by going to the music store in town, where we listened to some jazz records. One of the good things about traditions is that you’re free to disregard them, at the cost of being labeled a coward by your classmates. With such rich memories as background, you may understand why I feel only contempt for the recently-instituted (15 years ago?) handing out of canes to graduating seniors. What can you do with a cane, anyway?

Chris Friend ’14 wrote a Letter to the Editor to discuss last weekend’s incident of racist vandalism at Williams College. How would Amherst react to the words “All Niggers Must Die” being written on a dorm room wall? Would we sweep it under the rug, or perhaps pretend that things like this don’t happen here? Maybe we would rise to the challenge faced by realizing that such hate can still exist among incredible bright people. One can only hope that we would react as well as the students at Williams have reacted on Monday to that phrase being written on their walls. A large proportion of the Williams community rallied against this message (and the unwillingness of the Williams administration to initially bring it to light) — not to mention the cancelling of classes and sports practices. The Black Student Union and black faculty at Williams issued a series of demands, including cancelling classes until further notice, establishing a safehouse for students of color, and creating a task force into looking into diversity requirements for

classes. They have been able to take a moment that would be something that could cause terrible pain and divisiveness into a movement against such hate, and into a learning experience for everyone. Some people may try to suggest that such things can’t and wouldn’t happen here — and that Amherst College is not Williams College. There is literally no difference between the people at Amherst and the people at Williams — we are all smart, young, supposedly cosmopolitan people who are supposedly no longer supposed to ‘see’ race. We should not see this is as a moment to #<.6'+,% 20(% (6% *+&'.% &.1% '+/+)(,% 2+cause the most terrifying part of this is that it could happen here. One hopes that the College community would not react with the classic Amherst apathy. I hope you would walk out of your classes until we dealt with this. Let us take this as a learning experience from Williams so we do not have to deal with it here. Amherst should extend its regards and show its willingness to stand with Williams and against hate.

The Politics of Privilege A heated discussion took place in the AAS Senate meeting on Monday, and a large part of it concerned “privilege,” and being confronted with the “accusation” of being privileged. !"#$%&'(#)*+,%-"#*+%#./0+.)+1%23%("&(% discussion, is not focused on what happened at Senate, or on any other $4+)#5)% #.$(&.)+% #.% 4&'(#)0*&',% 20(% aims to discuss a broader conception on what privilege is, and what being privileged means. People react negatively when they are told that they are privileged. This is a more than understandable reaction. We’ve all — in the context

Meghna Sridhar ’14 is a Managing Opinion Editor. 67% 89"+'$(% $4+)#5)&**3% :% -6';+1% extremely hard to get where we are. Through high school, we have all studied hard, overcome obstacles, stayed up several late nights in a row &.1% $&)'#5)+1% $69+("#.<% (6% &)"#+=+% our goals. To us, being accused of privilege feels like we’re being told ("&(% 60'% "&'1% -6';% &.1% $&)'#5)+$% meant nothing, and that it was only, say, the color of our skin, or our sexSee Privilege, page 6


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There’s No Room for the U.N. in the U.S.

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e hold these truths to be self evident; that all men are

created equal…” So says the poster of the Declaration of Independence that hangs above my desk. It’s a little cliché, I know, for a Political Science major to have copies of the nation’s founding documents close at hand. Then again, most people could do with a few more looks at the Declaration and the Constitution, especially the people that run our government. Take, for example, the idea following the famous declaration of rights to life, liberty and happiness: “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” It’s a basic, yet very fundamental premise; the only rightful governments are the ones that derive their powers from their citizens. It’s one of the foundational ideas that led directly to the formation of the Union. Still, even though it lies at the cornerstone of all that is American, we recklessly ignore that principle and its implications in many ways — none more egregious than our continued membership in an international body with which we hold nothing in common. That’s right, I’m talking about the United Nations. And I believe that the United States should immediately rescind its membership from that body of false governance. I don’t think that anyone is reasonably going to contest the fact that the U.N. is an organization with some serious problems. I mean, how effective can it be when the Security Council needs America, England, France, China and Russia to agree in order to get anything “done?” The whole structure of the organization is the result of the same sort of compromise that divided Germany and intensified the Cold War. The five aforementioned permanent Council members have no qualifications for their role other

than opposing the Axis Powers in World War II, and they started fighting among themselves as soon as Germany and Japan were out of the way. But, even putting aside the faults of the Security Council, I have to take issue with the even more relaxed standard of membership for the General Assembly.

ment’s shadier friends, calls for the annihilation of another prominent member? Amid all of the various dictatorships in the U.N., not to mention the member nations that are sponsoring genocide as you read this article, it seems laughable to take issue with Palestine’s bid for membership just because half of their

A Piece of Kaake Andrew Kaake ’14 Andrew is a Political Science and Music double major who writes a bi-weekly column on conservatism, politics and campus life. country was founded, we can expel several members of the U.N. and require that it changes its “don’t ask, don’t tell” toward the state of a government, or we can withdraw our membership from that body. Some will argue, of course, that we have a vested interest in being a member of the U.N. In response, I suppose I would have to

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Kaake argues that the U.S. should disassociate from the United Nations, an organization that, according to him, aligns itself with values and countries that the U.S. cannot fundamentally agree with. Since when does China draw its powers from the consent of the people it claims dominion over, for example? I mean, it’s an autocratic nation that also claims to rule over two historically independent countries as territories. And what are the rights being protected by the cruel dictatorship of North Korea? It’s not the rights of the people, I’ll tell you that much — but more on the People’s Republic in a future article. How about the crazies that we let in the U.N., like Iran, with its official “Israel has no right to exist” policy, courtesy of President Ahmadinejad? How can a body have any sort of cohesion when one member, and some of that govern-

“government” is run by a terrorist organization and they don’t really have a cohesive state with national boundaries. This is the company that the United States is keeping by maintaining its membership in the U.N. The United Nations doesn’t care about the legitimacy of the governments of its member nations. It only requires that someone, anyone, is in charge. This is a policy that cannot mesh with the central doctrines of America. If we remain in the U.N., which maintains that policy, we are condoning and approving it by our inaction and indifference. So, as far as our options go, we can either renounce the ideas upon which our

simply ask: why? We have allies and alliances that are entirely outside of the United Nations’ realm of control. NATO need not depend on the fickle decrees of the General Assembly. Nor does conceding to China in the Security Council strengthen our relationship with Taiwan. Similarly, it goes without saying that the U.N. has no strength to protect Israel from the polarizing effects of its own policies, and that the United States will continue to oppose the Arab world in that area of foreign policy for the foreseeable future. I would also question the purpose of the U.N. Is it supposed to provide a world government? If

it did, it would infringe upon our national sovereignty; granted, this can’t be its purpose, because if it was the U.N. might actually have the power to, well, do something. Is it supposed to promote republican forms of government in the world? Obviously not; many of its member nations scarcely bother with even an imitation of democracy. Is it supposed to support humanitarianism? That can’t be it, either; it doesn’t stop genocide, even when committed by a member, and tolerates the shenanigans of states like North Korea. Perhaps the U.N. acts as a deterrent to nuclear war? Yes, maybe that’s it — I’m sure Iran is shaking in its boots from those scary sanctions, and Kim Jong-il definitely doesn’t want to shoot missiles at anyone. I won’t be surprised if someone responds to this article with a detailed explanation of the utility of the U.N. and the various ways in which it advances the greater good. I’d welcome such an article, because honestly, I’m dying to find out myself. Even so, I can hardly imagine that the organization serves such a great purpose that our nation should set aside its ideals in order to remain a member. If our government is to rest on any principles other than the whims of the majority (or outspoken minority), then we need to understand the implications of those principles and follow them, even when it flies in the face of the manner in which we’ve conducted our affairs for the last halfcentury. Granted, it’s now commonplace to resist the idea of the government as a principled moral entity, but that’s a contention that I’ll treat in a different article. For now, suffice it to say that the majority of Americans decreed that the majority rules in a just government, and our continued membership in the U.N. disregards both majority and principle, letting us sit idly in the midst of innumerable contraventions of our most cherished values.

Understanding Privilege in Context Continued from Politics, page 5 uality, or our gender, that has allowed us to get where we are in life. Such a suggestion is preposterous, and negates everything we’ve done to get to ourselves up to where we are. It is only natural that people are hostile to such a suggestion, as they should be. However, that’s not what the concept of privilege means. Privilege is a complicated concept, and it’s easier to start with what it doesn’t mean, rather than what it does. Privilege, again, does not mean !"#!$%&'$()($&%!$"#*'$!%$+),&)-.#&!/0$+!12,,/'$!%$ get successful in life. Privilege in one area of life (%'+$ &%!$ #/+%$ 3'#&$ !"#!$ %&'$ )+&4!$ +),&)-.#&!/0$ disadvantaged by the lack of privilege in another. For example, a straight woman, while disadvantaged in not having “male privilege,” still cannot

ever disclaim her “straight privilege” over a gay male. She will never be able to experience in the same capacity his struggles in a society can still be quite homophobic. In this sense of the word privileged, we all have areas of life in which we are privileged or unprivileged — class, gender, sexuality, race, able-bodiedness or cissexuality. This then makes privilege less a concept about one person being more or less advantaged than the other, and more an exploration of the way in which we all are all systemically advantaged or disadvantaged, and how our interactions with each other can and should be sensitive to that. So what is privilege, then? It is a claim that a person, in a certain aspect of their life, is supported by one or all of the following: existing institutions, social norms, a history of power over lesser privileged groups and most powerfully, the status quo.

Most of us have, at some point, felt the system working against us. We also, however, may have been helped by invisible systems in ways in which we do not realize. Take for example, the concept of “straight privilege” again. If you are straight, then regardless of your gender, race or class, you have had the privilege of having your sexual preferences normalized in society. You have the privilege of seeing the kind of relationships you are most likely to engage in represented widely in the media. And while you may face other kinds of oppression in your life — very real, very valid forms of oppression — as a straight person, this is one privilege that you do have, and one systemic disadvantage you will never feel, nor fully understand the impact of in your life. Being privileged doesn’t disqualify you from discussions, nor does it implicitly or explicitly

blame you for the oppressions of the unprivileged group. What an acknowledgement of privilege does instead is allow us to understand that an unprivileged group may have a different perspective on an issue that we can’t entirely understand, and that this perspective is valid. So when a woman feels catcalling is threatening, this is a legitimate feeling, even if a man cannot fully understand it, and may perceive it as just a compliment. When a transsexual individual insists we use the correct pronouns in addressing him or her, understanding our privilege allows us to see how important this can be, even if pronouns have never been a “big deal” to us in our own lives. Understanding privilege doesn’t diminish our achievements or silence us. Understanding privilege only allows us to take our empathy to a new level and navigate responsibly within a diverse community.


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Senate: Integrated, yet Representative and Diverse

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he AAS is not popular. Many students think the Senate does nothing at all, has misguided priorities and is full of privileged kids. But none of these perceptions are true. !"#$%#$%&'%()$*%*+)&%,$%,%$+-,*.)/%,-0%#*%#$%,1$.%*"+%()$*%*#&+%2% have had a positive impression of the AAS. When I came to college, I imagined the AAS was just a body of the “popular kids.” In my head I envisioned the AAS, admittedly unfairly, as a largely white, uppermiddle class group who governed based on what they wanted. As I joined clubs and began to learn more about the people in Senate however, my impression changed, but not for the better. I and many more shared the perception of the Senate as a group of over-opinionated, brash, ego-driven students who were excessively stingy with allocating money to clubs, and who did little else but argue over minute constitutional details. I knew a couple of senators, and I saw the AAS Listens table at Val every once in a while, but because of popular negative attitude towards the student government, and also because I didn’t see what the AAS was doing for me, I thought it was useless. But after I joined Senate, I realized that this was simply not the case. I say all this because it is relevant to last night’s Senate meeting. Most of the meeting was taken up by a healthy discussion on 0#3+)$#*'%,-0%*"+%4456%4%7.891+%.:%$*80+-*$%7,&+%#-%*./%()$*/%0#$78$$% their view that the Senate has misguided priorities — i.e. focusing on social life as opposed to diversity (evident in the presence of a social life task force, but no committee on diversity) — and, second, to express that a segment of Amherst students do not believe they are represented by the Senate — a group that was in need of support services that a diversity committee and/or task force could provide. In an eloquent explanation, one of the students described the problem as having nominal diversity without engaging that diversity, and without attempting to dissipate the Amherst awkward that we all know and hate. She noted the lack of a “feeling of community” brought up by students she had been talking to, and also brought attention to the fact that intellectual and social life diversity are lacking on campus. In response, the Senate was incredibly positive. Nearly all Sena*.)$% *",-;+0% *"+&% :.)% ),#$#-<% *"+% #$$8+/% ,:()&+0% *"+#)% $",)+0% $+-timent and many actively got involved in order to start a process that would address the stated concerns. We agreed swiftly to form

Pain in the AAS Nihal Shrinath ’12 Senators from the Association of Amherst Students are writing a weekly column to keep the student body informed about the goings-on in the Senate.

a working group, which 15 senators signed up for, that would then attempt to form a faculty committee on diversity. This was Senate at its best, responding to student needs quickly and supplementing this decision with healthy discussion. The AAS only participates in four :,781*'%7.&&#**++$/%$.%7)+,*#-<%.-+%:.)%0#3+)$#*'%=,$%,%$#<-#(7,-*% ,-0%9.*+-*#,11'%0#:(781*%$*+96%%>+$9#*+%*"#$/%,%3,$*%&,?.)#*'%.:%$+-,*.)$% +-0.)$+0%*"#$%<.,16%@+$9.-0#-<%*.%*"+%3#$#*#-<%$*80+-*$A%()$*%7.-7+)-% about social life as a senate priority, many senators, such as Alexander Hurst ‘12, said that a social life task force was created because of an overwhelming student desire for addressing social life issues, and that social life and diversity are not mutually exclusive, but are actually strongly connected. Unfortunately, as discussion went back and forth, the visiting students continually demonstrated dissatisfaction with the senate because of a range of issues. The buzz-words “privileged, unrepresentative, misguided priorities and unresponsive” with regard to the Senate were used repeatedly. This harsh articulation of an uninformed perception of Senate understandably irked many senators. Even still, discussion remained calm, if not more heightened because of the perceived accusations. I, myself, disagreed wholeheartedly with the students’ characterizations. The Senate is the most representative body on this campus. Students’ frustrations with it are understandable, but as senator Matt DeButts ’14 remarked, they stem from a problem with democracy in general. Because of the concept of majority rule, not everyone’s opinion will be addressed. But in a non-partisan democratic environment such as the AAS, it’s actually possible for anyone to voice their opinion. Unfortunately, some views don’t reach the Senate because those “minority” (in thought) students don’t always approach the AAS, or they don’t know they can approach the AAS. Part of this is because the AAS was less approachable in the past, another part 7,-%,**)#B8*+0%*.%,%0+(7#*%#-%*),-$9,)+-7'/%,-0%$.&+%B1,&+%1#+$%=#*"% student apathy. Regarding the AAS lacking diversity and being unrepresentative of the student body, this only can be said about gender. There are noticeably more males than females in Senate. But as Elections Committee Chair, Noah Gordon ’14, said, fewer females run for Senate.

Still, AAS has been proactive about addressing the gender gap. Female senators postered in the freshmen dorms at the beginning of this $+&+$*+)%*.%+-7.8),<+%()$*C'+,)$%*.%)8-%:.)%5+-,*+6%!")++%.:%*"+%+#<"*% freshmen senators are now women and our treasurer is a woman. When it comes to racial, geographic and socioeconomic diver$#*'/%*"+%5+-,*+%#$%&.$*%0+(-#*+1'%)+9)+$+-*,*#3+%.:%4&"+)$*6%D+%",3+% AAS members whose hometowns range from Albuquerque to Des Moines. We have international students from Ethiopia, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore and Bangladesh. Many of 8$%,)+%.-%(-,-7#,1%,#06%2-%,00#*#.-%*"+%5+-,*+%#$%$.7#,11'%,-0%#-*+1lectually diverse. We have sub-free students and we have those who 9,)*'%(3+%-#<"*$%,%=++;6%D+%",3+%,*"1+*+$%,-0%-.-C,*"1+*+$6%D+%,)+% composed of biology majors, black studies majors and everything in between. We are club presidents, fraternity members and resident counselors. And even with this diversity, as a group, we are integrated. Though we have different lived experiences, we talk to each other as friends, work on senate projects together and generally come to a consensus on most student life issues through discussion, negotiation and compromise. We are not privileged, socioeconomically or #-%,-'%.*"+)%=,'6%4$%E+-',&%4$"+-,(%AFG%$,#0/%*"+)+%#$%-.%9)#3#1+<+% in spending anywhere from three to 10 unpaid hours a week in senate meetings, committee meetings and talking to students, staff and faculty so that student life at Amherst can be improved. That being said, we understand frustration with the AAS. We are sure that there are many great student ideas and even more student problems that have never come to any of our attentions. For this reason, we have been and intend on improving transparency and communication. This column is a result of that push, as are the AAS Listens tables in Val, the revamping of the website and the town halls. Still, many students don’t know that our meetings are open to the public or that our are minutes published online. If you’re feeling frustrated with the AAS or student life in general, we would love nothing more than for you to come to a Senate meeting, — 8:30 on Mondays in the Red Room — talk to a senator, or send a suggestion e-mail. In order for us to best represent you, we need to hear your voices.


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Wayward Spirit, Siri Starts a New Era

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Along with Apple’s hardware upgrades, a new a new digital assistant on the iPhone 4S called Siri has the competition worried. Dylan Herts ’13 Staff Writer

Voice control is not new. In 1961, IBM constructed a computer called the Shoebox that could perform mathematical functions using spoken digits as input. But to watch Apple’s iPhone 4S release and to read reviewers’ accounts of Siri, you would think this new generation of voice control is the next killer app. And, as surprising as that conclusion is, it might just turn out to be accurate. Speech recognition has a bad rep. We’re sick of dealing with automated responses on customer service lines and we’re fed up with repeating our account number just one more

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time for those sterile, halting, disembodied tones we hear in response. iPhone voice control !"#$%&$'())(*$+%$),($-"#).$/#0$+)$)&$1$*($2-$3&2*$ favorite playlist and half the time it would ring someone, forcing users to scramble for the big red “End Call” button to prevent an awkward apocalypse. For a long time, we’ve been conditioned to hate voice control. But Siri has the competition running scared. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chair4"%$"%5$6&*4(*$789:$;"<<(5$=+*+$"$>#+?%+1$;"%)$ development” that Google “failed to anticipate.” He expressed fears that Apple might use Siri, a “Google killer,” to break into the search engine business, Google’s lucrative home turf. Amazon, quiet by comparison, acquired "$ #-((;,@*(;&?%+)+&%$ 1$*4$ %"4(5$A"-$ '";0$ +%$

September. Furthermore, as The Atlantic reports, a U.S. Security and Commission (SEC) 1$<+%?$5+5%B)$(C(%$%"4($/4"D&%$&%$),($";E2+@ sition paperwork. Instead, it named “Dion Acquisition Sub,” which just so happens to share a headquarters address with an Amazon building. /$ #(;*()$ -2*;,"#($ &6$ "$ C&+;($ *(;&?%+)+&%$ 1$*4$ a mere month before Apple announced Siri shows just how important Amazon thinks this competition will be. The question we then have to ask ourselves and any other nerds willing to listen is: what makes Siri different? She’s coming from a long <+%($ &6$ 4+#1$)#$ F$ +%";;2*")($ *(;&?%+)+&%$ #&6)@ ware that’s poisoned our conceptions of voice ;&%)*&<$6&*$3("*#.$=,(B#$1$?,)+%?$"%$2-,+<<$'"))<($ against customer expectations, and she’s winning. Siri has attitude, but that’s not it. Humorous quips in response to inappropriate questions might provoke a laugh, but that’s not going to sell $200 worth of tech for most people. HAL 9000 references are worth a laugh, but that’s not enough to have Amazon and Google running scared. Siri is an Apple product, but that’s not it (+),(*.$G)B5$'($"%$&C(*#+4-<+1$;")+&%:$"%5$"$5+#@ honest one at that, to chalk this up to another example of Apple software design. Being on a popular phone platform helps, but that’s not enough to make Siri such a success in her own right. The secret is that Siri is old. She is the product of four decades of research, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency HI/JK/L:$ "%5$ 1$*#)$ ;&%;(+C(5$ '3$ =)"%6&*5$ Research Institute (SRI) International. After #&4($)+4(:$)!&$#-(;+1$;$-*&M(;)#$")$=JG$G%)(*%"@ tional, the Personalized Assistant That Learns Program and Cognitive Agent That Learns and 9*?"%+D(#:$#-2%$&66$+%)&$"$#4"<<$1$*4$%"4(5$=+*+$ Inc. The research continued, Siri grew into an isolated iPhone app, and Apple took notice and

purchased Siri Inc. Apple changed the packaging, adding a little attitude and a few tweaks, then introduced her to customers as its own personal assistant. Combine four decades of re#("*;,$!+),$),($%&!@#261$;+(%)$#-((5$&6$4&'+<($ processors and web connections, and you’ve got Siri. But Siri’s just a beginning. Keyboards and mice are old news; most people can speak faster than they can type. Touch interfaces offer some improvements, but entering text on a four-inch screen gets old and using one on a desktop for extended periods of time (referred to as “Gorilla Arm”) is unpleasant for users. Voice control that recognizes contextual word usage unlocks another dimension of user interaction. We can initiate tasks and issue commands without stopping another task, communicating with our devices in the same manner we might communicate with a human assistant. It is no mistake that =+*+$0%&!#$"$6(!$N/O$PQQQ$<+%(#$F$#,(B#$&%($ step towards providing futuristic levels of user input (minus the murderous intent, we hope). And these dreams don’t seem too far off. Right now, Siri belongs exclusively to the people who bought an iPhone 4S. But there have been murmurs that Apple might bring the personal assistant to Macintosh computers as well. If a mobile processor can do it, so can a Mac; just improve the microphone, require internet access to talk to the servers and use the camera to sense how close users are. Both the iMac and MacBook Pro lines are due for a full refresh next year, and this could be their killer app, too. In the end, it’s not just Apple customers ),")$'(%(1$).$R,($?&&5$%(!#$"'&2)$S&&?<($"%5$ Amazon running scared is that they are in fact running, racing to develop similar voice control features for their platforms. Nothing incentivizes innovation more than competition for consumers’ dollars, and that’s exactly what’s at work here. Siri might have four decades behind her, but she’s just getting started.

Club Spotlight — Project Sunshine Jeremy Rubel ’15 Contributing Writer

Too often, we all get caught up in a routine. An over-scheduled, hectic routine, but a routine nonetheless. Of course, it’s easy to fall into this pattern. Of course, the activities we choose are fun. Considering, however, all the great organizations and clubs on campus, I suggest for you to try something new. Be spontaneous. A quick visit to the Amherst home page yields a long list of interestingly titled student groups and publications. Unfortunately, most of these links lead to outdated webpages or uninformative de#;*+-)+&%#.$ O+0($ 4"%3$ &),(*$ 1$*#)@3("*$ #)25(%)#:$ G$ went to the club fair at the beginning of the year. Despite being slightly overwhelmed by the dozens of tables and the ridiculous amounts of candy, I found the event to be extremely helpful. I decided to pursue a mix of new and old activities. Amherst, however, has a club fair only once a year. At the be?+%%+%?$&6$),($3("*:$4"%3$&6$43$6(<<&!$1$*#)@3("*#$ wanted to limit their extracurricular involvement as they became adjusted to college life. Now, they 1$%5$),(4#(<C(#$("?(*$)&$M&+%$#&4(),+%?$%(!.$A():$ there remains no consistent and accurate means of learning about all the student groups on campus. I wanted to write this column to give students an&),(*$4("%#$&6$1$%5+%?$&2)$"'&2)$;<2'#$&%$;"4-2#.$ Every two weeks, I will cover a low-visibility but ,+?,<3@+%)(*(#)+%?$?*&2-.$T&*$43$1$*#)$"*)+;<(:$G$5(@ cided to cover Project Sunshine. K*&M(;)$ =2%#,+%($ +#$ "$ %&%-*&1$)$ &*?"%+D")+&%$ that provides one-on-one interactions for children living with medical challenges. The national organization has 150 major sites and 10,000 volunteers

nationwide providing recreational, educational and social services to over 60,000 children. The Project Sunshine website explains that its “volunteers spread sunshine, restoring a crucial sense of normalcy to the pediatric healthcare environment.” The College’s chapter volunteers about once a 4&%),$")$"$%("*'3$,&#-+)"<$+%$=-*+%?1$(<5:$"'&2)$UQ$ minutes away. Last Thursday night I went to the Project =2%#,+%(B#$+%)*&52;)&*3$4(()+%?$)&$1$%5$&2)$4&*($ about our chapter. In Pruyne lecture hall, about 15 #)25(%)#$F$4&#)<3$?+*<#$$F$!(*($*("53$)&$1$%5$&2)$ more about Project Sunshine and eager to volunteer. Catherine Choi ’15, a new member, explaining her motivation for coming to the meeting, said, “I really like community service.” In particular, Choi was interested in Project Sunshine because, as a kid, she had a mentally disabled friend and said, “I think this is a really meaningful way to give back.” At the podium, the club came to order as sophomores Laura Poole, Noelle Niu and Amelia Schoenbeck introduced the club. After an enthusiastic introduction, the trio played a short informational video from the Project Sunshine website that featured heartwarming interviews with volunteers and children as well as scenes of children at play to show the members in the audience what the club is all about. The video also doubled as training for prospective volunteers. Towards the end, the narrator explained the very simple rules volunteers must follow. Most of the precautions were very straightforward, following directly from hospital safety regulations and what to keep in mind when interacting with children living with medical challenges. Project Sunshine, however, warns against volunteering if you think you will feel uncom-

fortable among children with medical challenges. Schoenbeck later explained, “if you get nervous you should not volunteer because it reinforces for the kids that they are in a sticky situation.” She later added that for those who still want to participate, the club will put on an event called Sending Sunshine in early December where those interested can make crafts at Amherst. After the training, new members seemed eager to volunteer. The club leaders explained that the club travels about once a month on Sundays to the hospitals to play and make arts and crafts with the children. Niu said “the kids really appreciate it” when a volunteer spends time with them. Schoen-

beck explained that she likes to volunteer with Project Sunshine because she likes “giving back to the community” and “getting out of our isolated college campus into a real family environment.” Schoenbeck, Niu and Poole along with Zack Gerdes ’14 have managed the club since the beginning of the year, taking over from a now overly-busy senior writing a thesis. Under the new management, this group of sophomores seeks to continue volunteering more frequently and with more members. Although the club meets only a few times a year on campus for informational meetings, any interested prospective members should contact Gerdes via email.

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Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that focuses on connecting student volunteers with children living with medical challenges to enrich their lives.


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Investigating FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover Ethan Gates ’12 Staff Writer

John Edgar Hoover took over the post of Director of the Bureau of Investigations in 1924 (they wouldn’t !""# $%&# '(&"&)!*+# ,-$.*# /01234# 5%&-# an Amherst graduate sat in the White House, the Chicago Cubs hadn’t won a World Series in 18 years and race riots, union strikes and anarchist bombings made Occupy Wall Street look like child’s play. Hoover would )&6!.-# .-# %.7# 89:;&# ,-$.*# $%&# "!<# %&# died 48 years later, when Tricky Dick ticked off entries on his enemies list, the Vietnam War just kept raging and the Chicago Cubs hadn’t won a World Series in 66 years. So Clint Eastwood’s biopic of the extremely controversial gov&)-6&-$# 89:;.!*# %!7# =,.$&# !# >.$# 89# ground to cover, and at times “J. Edgar” too closely resembles a game of historical I Spy, all too eager to let you know exactly where you are in Hoover’s lengthy tenure: look, there’s Ginger Rogers! Charles Lind>&)?%@#A8>><#B&--&"<@#C%&#:)7$#%!*9# 89# D!7$588"E7# &;;&-$).;# :*6# F*!<7# more like a greatest hits album than a cohesive work, making sure to hit all of Hoover’s career highlights, from rounding up and deporting foreign agitators during the Red Scare, to the gangland wars of the Depression, to an extended and inexplicably thorough rehashing of the Lindbergh >!><#G."-!FF.-?H#C%.7#.7#!**#:-&#!-"# dandy, but audiences are presumably looking for something more than a Wikipedia entry. The main culprit is a pretty clunky screenplay written by Dustin Lance Black, which lazily frames most of Hoover’s story as a series of I!7%>!;G74# -!))!$&"# ><# $%&# F)8$!?8nist himself in an apparent effort to get “his side of the story” out there (in what format exactly Hoover plans to do this is entirely unclear; a book? Movie? Children’s TV series?). These voice-overs allow Black to

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“J. Edgar” tells the captivating story of J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and his secret lover, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). merrily toss barrels of background information at the viewer in a pretty egregious violation of the principle of “show, don’t tell;” one senses that Black wants to make sure you know he did his homework. The one “fact,” however, that most people nowadays can remember about J. Edgar Hoover is that he liked to cross-dress, so one can certainly admire Eastwood and Black’s !$$&6F$# $8# ?.J&# $%&# .-I,&-$.!*# :?,)&# a fair shake. For better or for worse, Hoover transformed the FBI from a redundant, toothless government agency into a lean, mean intelligence-gathering machine; though his methods were frequently unscrupulous and his suspicions were often, to be generous, paranoid (to be not so paranoid, fascist), it cannot be denied that Hoover was a man of great ambi-

tion, unfailing drive and mysterious personal complexity. All of these characteristics are brought to life with vivid energy by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has turned into the most reliable actor around when it comes to tortured, enigmatic souls (see: “The Aviator,” “Shutter Island,” “Inception”). DiCaprio successfully overcomes the numerous obstacles set upon him by the screenplay, not only keeping the :*6# %,66.-?# ",).-?# A*!;GE7# %.7tory lectures, but also navigating the dangerous waters of a vaguely Oedipal relationship between Hoover and his mother (the incomparable Dame Judi Dench). Though a last-minute attempt to include the cross-dressing bit feels forced, DiCaprio valiantly keeps the scene from becoming a cringe-worthy mess.

The rest of the cast has more ".9:;,*$<# -!J.?!$.-?# A*!;GE7# F!$;%<# structure. Judi Dench is of course Judi Dench, but Naomi Watts can’t do much with the woefully underwritten role of Helen Gandy, the woman who served as Hoover’s personal secretary for many years. Watts gives off the necessary qualities of compassion and loyalty, but “J. Edgar” never bothers to ask the most intriguing question of why exactly this 586!-#)&6!.-&"#78#:&);&*<#"&J8$&"# to such an inscrutable man. Meanwhile, Armie Hammer (the Winklevii of “The Social Network”) is handed the challenging role of Clyde Tolson, Hoover’s deputy director and, as Eastwood and Black make quite "&:-.$.J&4# 7&;)&$# *8J&)H# A,$4# !?!.-4# 98)# $%&# :)7$# %!*9# 89# $%&# :*64# %.7$8)<# trumps personal drama, and so Ham-

mer does little more than smile suggestively and battle to project through some truly horrendous aging makeup. C%&# :*6# K!-"# L!66&)E7# F&)98)6!-;&3# :-!**<# F.;G7# ,F# 786&# &68tional steam in its second half, though -8$# 5.$%8,$# !# 9&5# 68)&# %.;;,F7# M# Hoover’s portentous voice-overs for some reason never stop, even after his little trip down memory lane is over. But Black’s focus slowly begins to shift more and more toward the relationship between Hoover and Tolson, !-"#5&#:-!**<#,-"&)7$!-"#5%!$#")&5# A*!;G# $8# $%.7# 7$8)<# .-# $%&# :)7$# F*!;&H# The dialogue becomes more passionate, more poignant, as suddenly the :*6#$)!-798)67#.-$8#!#$!*&#89#)&F)&77.8-#!-"#,-9,*:**&"#*8J&H#N-#!#5!<4#'OH# Edgar” serves as a very nice bookend to Black’s previous, Oscar-winning screenplay for “Milk.” That 2008 :*6#$8*"#89#!#6!-#5%8#;%87&#$8#;86&# out of the closet, and in so doing became a symbol of inspiration and encouragement. “J. Edgar” shows the I.F#7."&4#!#6!-#5%8#)&F)&77&"#%.7#"&sires and became synonymous with suspicion and paranoia. As always, Eastwood’s direction is uncluttered, with the Hollywood .;8-E7# 8-*<# -8$!>*&# 7$<*.7$.;# I8,).7%# being the decision to continue his perplexing war against color; this is 786&$%.-?# *.G&# :J&# 7$)!.?%$# F&).8"# pieces that Eastwood and cinematographer Tom Stern have shot in washed-out tones. I’m fairly certain $%!$#.$#5!7#8-*<#:*6#7$8;G#$%!$#5!7#.-# >*!;G#!-"#5%.$&#>!;G#.-#$%&#/01PE7H But it’s now 2011, the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World Series in /P1# <&!)74# !-"# 8-&# %!7# $8# 58-"&)# what exactly the grizzled, conservative-leaning Eastwood is getting at with this historical parable. Invoking the notorious FBI chief in such a generally favorable light at a time when national security is such a hotbutton issue will certainly rouse a strong reaction in some circles. Does Eastwood wish to truly strip down the Hoover myth, or is he simply replacing it with another?

RAGIN’ RANTS: I Need Some Space Daniel Parel ’15 Contributing Writer

Q8,#;!-#$&**#!#*8$#!>8,$#!#F&)78-# by the subsections they divide their time into when asked to sum up their lives. Time spent sleeping versus time spent awake, time spent exercising versus time spent relaxing, time spent thinking about that boy or girl you like versus, well, nothing. But for the typical Amherst student, the distinction that we make is pretty clear. It is study time versus literally everything else we do in our lives. That’s a pretty fair representation of what life here is. The amount of time we spend studying and the level at which we do so is truly a part of our identity here. This rant, however, isn’t about the amount of work that we have to do, despite the fact that the amount of hours many of our classmates study is truly amazing. We knew what we were getting into when we signed up to go to an elite college. I doubt that anyone walked onto campus on the :)7$# "!<# 89# ;8**&?&# $%.-G.-?# $%!$# %&# or she would be able to coast through the next four years. Instead, this rant is about the lack of proper places that can be used for studying. I have a confession to make: I hate Frost. Actually that’s not entirely true. I love libraries, and as far

as libraries go I would say that ours is well above average. However, the thought of studying for hours and hours in that quiet dead space surrounded by hundreds of other people has no appeal for me. Stepping into the library with my work in hand is vaguely akin to walking into a void where the possibilities of sound or, dare I say it, fun seem impossible. I understand that this isn’t a complaint that resonates with the entire student >8"<#M#786&#89#6<#;*87&7$#9).&-"7# spend what seems like a third of their lives sitting near the stacks. To this, I say: good for them. I’m happy that they and so many others have found their ideal spot to use those study %8,)7# &9:;.&-$*<H# L85&J&)4# N# -&&"# alternatives. So with the library out of the way, the next viable option would seem to >&#6<#)886H#N$E7#;*87&4#;8-J&-.&-$#M# how could I possibly not study there? Well, the truth is that there are a litany of reasons, ranging from legitimate concerns to silly quibbles that would make you question my sanity. The biggest factor that prevents me from being productive in my room is that I’m not the only person who lives there. Now, I have no problems with my roommate, but there’s really no chance that every time I want to study he will be doing something quiet and unobtrusive. Nor should

I expect him to, as it’s his room as well: he has every right to do whatever he wants. However, even after the issue of my roommate, there are other minor concerns. For example, I have no desire to study anywhere near my bed. Sadly, I give in to temptation far too easily to be mere feet away from the sweet release of sleep as I struggle through hundreds of pages of dry reading a night. As such, with the two main study havens for the average student unavailable to me, I’m forced to look in a different direction. Classrooms seem to be an ideal place to get work done. After all, that’s where classes are held. If I can stay moderately focused on my teacher for hours a day in those rooms, then it only seems logical that the same would hold true for my work. In fact, since I discovered that some classrooms are left open all night, I’ve been almost unable to do my work anywhere else. And why would I? Classrooms provide a spacious but still completely private setting where I can study intently while not being afraid of making a little noise. Additionally, classrooms are ideal for meeting with groups for projects or group study sessions, or if you just want to get together with friends and study in a social setting. Unfortunately, the inherent problem

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Amherst students struggle with finding a suitable place to study that is both free of distraction and conducive to mental stimulation. with classrooms is that there are simply not enough of them. Even in buildings where empty rooms are abundant, they are often unavailable. The place where I study has three open rooms. Three. An entire building is full of empty places to work, and only three are left unlocked for

use by students. It is quite simply mind-boggling. So come on Amherst, help us out. I know you want us to study a lot, and I know you want us to study well. We’re more than willing to put .-#$%&#%8,)7#M#.$E7#8-#<8,#$8#?.J&#,7#!# chance to use those hours effectively.


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Taking Pride in a “Fearless” Amherst Nicole Chi ’15 Managing A&L Editor

Why do we want our photographs taken? In this world where time inevitably passes, it is impossible to keep anything but a vague memory of the things that are not happening to us in the moment. We don’t even remember the exact taste of the last meal !"#$%&'#()#$(!#!"#*"+,#-#."#/012,"3# ago. When exactly were you happy in the past month? Hanging out with friends on some couch of some com/(1#)((/#(*#3(/"#4#(()'#%#!%+5#216 der clear skies, seeing that beautiful tree with its leaves half-turned that was spared by the storm — these moments may as well have been imagined, so distant we are to them. What %7(2,# ,$"# &0*-#82+,# /(/"1,3# 01# 9(2)# life or the moments of self-triumph that no one knows occurred but you? As proof that these moments have occurred, that the events in our memories have happened not merely in our mental and emotional landscapes but also in some tangible, visible world, we crave photo documentation. This is why Jeff Sheng’s photography project, “Fearless,” is so important. Sheng, a professional photographer whose photography has been published in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Time Magazine, brought his exhibition to the College last Thursday and spoke to students about his experiences combining social activism and art. An ongoing project that Sheng began in 2003, “Fearless” documents high

school and collegiate athletes who openly self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and are “out” to their predominantly straight teammates and coaches. The photographs are beautifully colored and have obviously been taken by a skilled photographer. It is, however, not the quality or composition of the photographs that is the most important element of the series, but rather, what photography means to the subjects. These photographs are proof — acknowledgement, even — of the struggles and triumphs of gay athletes who are out. In taking pictures of them, Sheng proves to the athletes that their personal struggles are worthy of being seen and respected by the public. He makes their experiences tangible through his work. Years from now, when ‘gay athlete’ /%9# 1(# +(1:")# -#,# 01,(# ,$"0)# &"38)0;6 tion of their self-identity, the photographs will be reminders that the term (18"#;+%9"&#%#;%),#01#&"-#101:#,$"/<# In addition, in participating in “Fearless,” these athletes “out” themselves to the world as non-straight athletes who are proud of the struggles they have surmounted. They indiscriminately and bravely show everyone who looks at these photos who they are, whether the person is accepting or homophobic. One tremendous failure of photographs as a means of documenting our lives is that more often than not, we are aware of the camera. As such, we exaggerate our expressions for the camera. We are caricatures of our real selves. Picture after picture

03# -#++"&# !0,$# ,$"# 3%/"# *%5"'# "=%:6 gerated smile — paltry attempts to remind ourselves later of how much fun we were having at the moment the pictures were taken. Only once in a while is there an unexpected candid photograph that captures the moments we truly secretly wish were captured more often: the glance that we thought was private, the openmouthed laughter, the focused expression of reading a good book. If only each of us had a photographer that followed us around and visually documented our most natural moments! Incidentally, the element of “Fearless” that shines through most is Sheng’s ability to conquer this common failure. The athletes in Sheng’s photographs do not have expressions or postures that appear contrived. During the talk he gave at the exhibit, >$"1:#/"1,0(1"&#,$%,#$"#$%&#&0*-#82+6 ty achieving this effect in his photos: as soon as the subjects were aware of the camera, they would create some sort of predetermined expression that they thought was suitable. However, by utterly exhausting the athletes in their chosen sport while snapping photographs, Sheng was able to eliminate this hyper-awareness of the camera even as he made each of them stare straight at it. The honest, direct gaze of each athlete at the 8%/")%#+"13#01#>$"1:?3#-#1%+#;)(&28,# is a testament to the stares they have received over the years and an indication that, despite this, they are not afraid to be open with people. This exhibit, however, is not

Photo by Nicole Chi ’15

Jeff Sheng photographs “out” lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes to acknowledge their struggles against homophobia on sports teams. merely for athletes who openly selfidentify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to show the world that they are out and proud, but also for the rest of the community to become more aware of their presence. Pamela Stawasz, the coordinator of the College’s LGBTQIA student services and support, stated that the reason the Pride Alliance decided to invite Sheng to the College was because a student in the Alliance had seen the exhibition at her high school and wanted to bring it to the College. The student, also a female athlete, made ,$"# 3,%,"/"1,# 2;(1# -#)3,# %))0.01:# %,#

the College that it was easier to be out in high school than it was at the College and mentioned that she felt a lot of homophobia in athletics. If this is indeed the case, people must become more aware and accepting of the presence of non-straight athletes at Amherst. Gay athletes at the @/$")3,#&(#"=03,#A#01#*%8,'#-#."#()#30=# of them will be photographed for the project. If they are “Fearless” enough to show their pride in their identity to the world, then the College as a collective whole must work hard to prove that ,in their fearlessness, they are correct.


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Black Friday For Dummies Siyu Shen ’15

Contributing Writer

Thanksgiving is coming up and in terms of shopping, this means one very important day: Black Friday. Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday is a time where everyone is out in droves hunting for the best deal. Some people, however, are better than dealing with this shopping madness than others. Infamous for creating long lines and all-night waits in front of stores, Black Friday can either be a great gift or a time to avoid. For those of you planning to stay at home and enjoy (or lament, in some cases) Thanksgiving leftovers, look forward to a lazy, comfortable day. However, for those planning to brave the crowds, here are a few bits of advice if you’re looking to increase your closet size.

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The Amherst Student published an article detailing how the College had been considering ending its need-blind admission status as a result of increased financial aid expenditures brought on by the early 1990s recession. Other colleges, as a result of the crisis, dropped their need-blind status, and many other schools that remained need-blind failed to meet the full need of all admitted students. Ultimately though, Amherst remained need-blind, and in order to do so, the College had to close the budget deficit over a period of two years, as opposed to one. The College also implemented measures to minimize expenditures and to increase work and loans as parts of financial aid packages. The article noted that despite this decision, the College was still uncertain as to whether or not it would be able to continue the policy if the amount of aid required for prospective students increased in the following years.

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Compare prices Almost all large department stores have Black Friday sales, and many comparable stores all start lowering prices to keep up with each other. If you’re really searching for the best deal, it’s always best to compare prices. When buying in larger bulks or for higher-priced items, this might be a good idea to help stretch your wallet out. Get there early This doesn’t mean you have to get there at midnight or even the day before to wait in outrageous lines. However, many stores have “early <%(,$)9#8%.+)4$'".'$#&,$.'$.(07&,$&00&=$<7'$0//#($ even larger discounts. Rather than sleep in, get up earlier in the morning to make it to the stores by eight or nine to have an ample amount of time to browse the shops and all your options for the day. A few extra hours could make all the difference. Go online Not looking forward to the crowds? There are many people that feel the same, and now you don’t have to with the many online shopping sites that have become popular in recent years. It’s not just Amazon.com and eBay that offer coupons and special deals — the online sites of many of your favorite stores also compete for customers and the deals often extend even past Black Friday itself. If a mob of shoppers isn’t on your list of post-Thanksgiving wishes, stay at home in a comfy chair with a hot drink and shop online instead. With the change in seasons, the next few weeks are the time to stock up your closet if you’re missing out on some winter essentials, and Black Friday is a perfect time to do so without completely exhausting your budget. Re>.(,+#))$ 0/$ -".'$ :07$ 8"00)#$ '0$ ,0$ 0&$ ?0@;$ 1A$ this year, whether it be recovering from a food

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coma or getting ready for a frenzied stampede, enjoy Thanksgiving and our comfortably long one-week break! Whether for casual, every-day or more formal events, there are several different ways to layer for the winter. In anticipation of the shopping season that is soon to come, here are three ).59+#$07'*$')$'0$.8'$.)$)05#$%&)9%(.'%0&$.)$-#$ approach one of the busiest times of year to shop.

Plan out ahead of time Plan out how much you want to spend and what you want to spend it on. There is little time and plenty to get during Black Friday, so it’s always a good idea to make a list of what to buy and even where to buy it from to prevent yourself from just wandering. A day like this is one of the best times to stock your closet with some essential items that you usually might be reluctant to purchase. Pieces like a classic leather jacket or that one great bag might be a bit more affordable on this special Friday. Even if they aren’t, Black Friday still remains a great time to stock your closet up with jeans, shirts and jackets at lower prices. Whatever it is you need, write it all out to stay organized. Check out ads before !"#$ %&'#(&#'$ %)$ *$++#,$ -%'"$ .,)$ /0($ '"#$ 1233$ Black Friday sales. Just Google “Black Friday 12334$ .&,$ .&$ #&,+#))$ )'(#.5$ 0/$ +%&6)$ -%++$ '7(&$ up. Still needing that one winter coat to keep you warm as temperatures descend? This might be the perfect time to get a thick down coat at .$ (#,78#,$ 9(%8#$ -%'"$ .,)$ :07$ 8.&$ *$&,$ 0&+%&#;$ No matter what it is you’re looking for, a little research can go a long way.

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Nov. 1-19 “The Legacy: A Daughter’s Experience of the Holocaust,” Hampshire College Beth Burstein, an alumna of Hampshire, will present a photographic and textual exhibition. Two related series of color photographs explore Burstein’s dual identity as an American born well after World War II and as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Intimate and public, these images function at the margins of <0'"$'"#$,0875#&'.(:$.&,$*$&#$.(';$B!"#$C.5D %+:$E#%(+0054$%)$8059(%)#,$0/$%5.>#)$F7()'#%&$ took of her father’s concentration camp uniform and her relationship to this family heirloom. The second, related series “I Thought It G07+,$ C##+$ H%6#$ E05#4$ /087)#)$ 0&$ '"#$ 122A$ pilgrimage Burstein made with a small group of her relatives to their family’s former homeland in Lithuania. An opening reception will '.6#$9+.8#$/(05$A$I$J$9;5;$0&$?0@;$3J;$F7()'#%&$ -%++$>%@#$.$'.+6$%&$'"#$>.++#(:$.'$AKL2$9;5;$!"%)$ event is free and open to the public. The Gallery %)$09#&$M0&,.:)$'"(07>"$C(%,.:)$32KL2$.;5;$I$ NKL2$9;5;$.&,$0&$O.'7(,.:$.&,$O7&,.:$/(05$1$ I$A$9;5;$P'$%)$+08.'#,$%&$'"#$E.59)"%(#$Q0++#>#$ Gallery of the Harold F. Johnson Library.

Nov. 18-20 “Fall Naginata Festival,” Mount Holyoke, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kachimushi Naginata will be hosting the annual GNYNF Fall Naginata Festival. Naginata is a traditional Japanese martial art, commonly practiced by women. An open practice -%++$<#$%&$O'7,%0$1$/(05$A$I$R$9;5;$%&$S#&,.++;$ !"#$)#5%&.($-%++$<#$"#+,$?0@;$3R$%&$'"#$S#&,.++$ T:5&.)%75$/(05$32KL2$I$A$9;5;$.&,$'"#$'.%6.%$ U'07(&.5#&'V$-%++$<#$"#+,$?0@;$12$/(05$32KL2$ .;5;$I$A$9;5;$%&$'"#$).5#$>:5$)9.8#;$!"#$#@#&'$ is free and open to the public for viewing.

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Nov. 19 “Fall Faculty Dance Concert,” Smith College, 8:00 p.m. Featuring choreographic premieres created by new assistant professors Angie Hauser .&,$Q"(%)$[%6#&)=$\(0/#))0($]0,>#($F+75$.&,$ C%@#$ Q0++#>#$ H#8'7(#($ %&$[/(%8.&$ ^.&8#$ M.(%D +:&$ M%,,+#'0&=$ '"#$ .&&7.+$ C.++$ C.87+':$ ^.&8#$ Q0&8#('$ %)$ .+-.:)$ .&$ #_"%+.(.'%&>$ #@#&%&>$ 0/$ 80&'#590(.(:$ ,.&8#;$ !"%)$ :#.($ '"#$ C%@#$ Q0+D +#>#$ ^.&8#$ ^#9.('5#&'$ %)$ 9(07,$ '0$ 9(#)#&'$ M#(8#$ Q7&&%&>".5W)$ (#&0-&#,$ B`a`?!O;4$ This project is especially timely as it will coin8%,#$-%'"$'"#$Q7&&%&>".5$8059.&:W)$*$&.+$'07($ .&,$9#(/0(5.&8#);$M#(8#$Q7&&%&>".5$-.)$0&#$ 0/$'"#$>(#.'$%&&0@.'0()$0/$12'"$8#&'7(:$.('$.&,$ dance, known especially for his wide-ranging, innovative collaborations with leading compos#()$ .&,$ @%)7.+$ .('%)');$ B`a`?!O4$ -%++$ %&8+7,#$ original collaborations with lighting and costume designers and sound and media artists. !"#$ 9#(/0(5.&8#$ -%++$ <#$ %&$ !"#.'(#$ 3N$ %&$ '"#$ M#&,#&".++$ Q#&'#($ /0($ '"#$ \#(/0(5%&>$ [(');$ !"#$'%86#')$.(#$bR$/0($'"#$>#&#(.+$97<+%8$.&,$bA$ for students. — Clara Yoon ’15


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Winter Season Previews

Men’s Basketball Returns Four Starters, Gunning for NESCAC Title Karan Bains ’14 Sports Section Editor

After advancing to the Elite Eight in last year’s NCAA Tournament, the Amherst men’s basketball team hit the practice courts with a vengeance over the summer and fall in order to further improve on the impressive accomplishments of the 2010-11 squad. Last year, the Jeffs came out of the gates playing solid basketball and only got better along the way en route to a 21-game winning !"#$%&'"('()$*'"+$'!$%!(*,'-.+$#!"'/*0!+$1'"+$' season at 25-4, with a pair of those losses coming against Middlebury. Many factors contributed to the early and consistent success that the Jeffs enjoyed, but co-captain and starting point guard Conor Meehan ’11 proved to be the engine that made the team go. Meehan’s enormous contributions will be hard to replace, as his 360 assists rank third on Amherst’s all-time list. In addition, he was named to First Team All-Conference and First Team All-American for his consistent scoring and playmaking. Meehan and his fellow co-captain Kurt Ben-

Photo courtesy of Kate Berry ’12

Willy Workman ’13 is one of four returning starters this season. nett ’11 combined to provide strong leadership for an Amherst squad that was looking to bounce back from a down season in 2009-10.

2+$' 0*345' (6' "%7$*"$1' /#!"89$%#!' 6#(.' 7%!"' year’s team, including NESCAC Rookie of the Year Aaron Toomey ’14, should continue to mature and help the Jeffs even more this year as sophomores. Toomey is primed to take the reins as the Jeffs’ point guard, looking to build on a fantastic rookie campaign in which he missed the !0*:7$'!$%!(*'-.+$#!"'/#!"89$%#'!;(#0*:'#$;(#1' by a single point. He combined with Meehan last season as the team’s biggest scoring threat, and will try to ;(*"0*4$'"+%"'"#$*1'"+0!'9$%#'<0"+'"+$'$6/;0$*;9' that made him a two-time NESCAC Player of the Week last year. Aside from Toomey, who was the spark off the bench last season, the Jeffs return all of their starters besides Meehan. Taylor Barrise =>?@' "+$' "$%.=!' !+%#)!+(("$#@' ;%*' ;%";+' /#$' at any time and make opposing defenses pay dearly for leaving him open. Wings Willy Workman ’13 and David Waller ’12 bring more scoring options to the table, and center Pete Kaasila ’13 will likely play an even greater role in the offense than he did last year. A%%!07%'$5+0B0"$1'+4:$'0.)#(C$.$*"!'0*'.%*9' facets of the game last season and cracked double digits in his points per game average,

and his development should only progress further this year. The main contributors off the bench last year, in addition to Toomey, were Allen Williamson ’13 and Jeff Holmes ’12. Holmes adds another presence in the post for Amherst, while D0770%.!(*=!' %"+7$"0;0!.' %*1' $5)7(!0C$*$!!' can turn any play into a highlight reel. D0"+' %77' "+0!' /#$)(<$#' ;(.0*:' B%;&' 6#(.' last year’s squad, the Jeffs are primed for another winning season and a deep run into the NCAA Tournament. Despite losing Meehan and Bennett, this 9$%#=!' "$%.' B(%!"!' /C$' !$*0(#!' "+%"' !+(471' B$' %B7$' "(' !"$)' 0*"(' "+$0#' 7$%1$#!+0)' #(7$!' %*1' /77' "+$' !+($!' (6' 7%!"' 9$%#=!' ;%)"%0*!,' -*' $5;0"0*:' :#(4)' (6' /#!"' 9$%#!' <077' %7!(' %11' "(' "+$' "%7$*"' pool, as rookies Ray Barry, Joseph Musacchia, -7$5'E$C0*$@'F%5'E0))$'%*1'G$*$'G%#%9'H(0*' the team. After losing to Middlebury in the NESCAC Championship and then falling to archrival Williams in the NCAA Tournament, this new and matured version of Amherst basketball will look to dominate all of their NESCAC opponents along with any other teams standing in the way of their ultimate goal, a national championship.

Track Teams Will Look Women’s Basketball Aims to Defend its Crown to Capitalize on Depth With talented returning players and a promising first-year class, the Jeffs are hoping for a repeat Emmett Knowlton ’15 Managing Sports Editor

After capturing its third NEIJ-J';#(<*'%*1'/#!"8$C$#'K%tional Championship last season, the women’s basketball team is entering the 2011-2012 season with one clear goal. Repeat. Riding a 19-game win streak and 49-game home win streak into the season, the Jeffs begin their title defense as the No. 1 ranked Div. III NCAA basketball team in the nation, opening play against Norwich University "+0!'I%"4#1%9'0*'E$L#%&'G9.*%sium. Leading the Jeffs this season will be preseason All-American and tri-captain Caroline Stedman ’12. Despite suffering an injury early last season, Stedman #$"4#*$1' "(' "+$' 3((#' <0"+' +4:$'

games against Tufts and Bates, averaging 22.5 points and going /C$86(#8/C$'6#(.'B$9(*1'"+$'%#;' against the Jumbos. As the Jeffs surged into the NCAA tournament, Stedman again proved to be the driving force, posting 18 points in the *%"0(*%7' !$.0/*%7!' %*1' >M' 0*' "+$'/*%7!,'N$!)0"$'+$#'0*H4#9'7%!"' season, Stedman still managed to average 10.8 points per game with 15 double-digit scoring performances, while shooting 41.6 )$#;$*"'6#(.'"+$'3((#, Stedman will need to live up to her pre-season honors in order to replace Jaci Daigneault ’11, who earned NCAA Div. III Player of the Year and scored the fourth-most points ever as a Jeff with 1299. Stedman leads an impressive senior class that has scored 3,488 points before entering

Photo courtesy of Sam Masinter ’04

Point guard Shannon Finucane ’12 averaged seven points per game last season and leads the program in career steals.

the season, the most by a single class in program history. Other notable returners include senior guards and tri-captains Kim Fiorentino and Shannon Finucane and center Lem Atanga McCormick ’12, who enters the season third on Amherst’s all-time blocks list with 132. In total, the Jeffs return nine players from last year’s championship squad, while adding three !&98+0:+' /#!"89$%#' 6(#<%#1!@' Savannah Holness (5’11), Uju Momah (6’0) and Megan Robertson (6’2). The Jeffs hope to start their season with a similar dominance as last year, in which they won "+$0#' /#!"' >O' :%.$!@' %77' B9' %"' least 20 points. After an overtime loss to Kean University in early January, the Jeffs quickly bounced back with a 9-0 run in NESCAC play, including a 35-point victory over Bowdoin in the NEIJ-J' /*%7!' "(' ;%)"4#$' "+$0#' third title. Amherst then cruised through the NCAA tournament, defeating Washington Univer!0"9'I",'E(40!'0*'"+$'/*%7!@'PQ8RR, Amherst hosts the Amherst Tip-Off Tournament this weekend and will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to participate in the D3hoops.com Classic over winter break. The Jeffs look to avenge their OT loss to Kean University this year at home on Jan. 17, and face No. 14-ranked Bowdoin on January 20. After a dominating 20102011 season Amherst enters the year as the team to beat, and as the top-ranked team in the nation they will play with a target on their back. With a repeat or bust mentality, the Jeffs will certainly B$'$5;0"0*:'"('6(77(<'%*1'!4))(#"' this winter.

Carlyn Robertson ’14 Managing Sports Editor

Men This season marks head coach Erik Nedeau’s 15th year at the helm of the pro:#%.@'%*1'"+0!'9$%#'<077'B$'"+$'/#!"'"0.$'+$'0!' $5;74!0C$79'"+$'+$%1'(6'"+$'.$*=!'"$%.,' 2+$' S$66!' )7%;$1' !05"+' %"' "+$' KJ--' championships last year with 18 points, which are both program bests. The men also had a strong showing at the ECAC championships, placing fourth of 53 teams. Ben Sheetz ’12 is likely to have another fantastic season. He was named last year’s NCAA Div. III Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. Scheetz is only the second male Amherst athlete to claim a national title. He won the 800-meter event with a time of >TR>,?P@'$1:0*:'(4"'"+$'#4**$#84)'B9'H4!"'!058 100ths of a second. “Scheetz is looking to have a big senior year and capitalize on last year’s success. He’ll continue to be one of the more dominating runners in the country,” Nedeau said. UV$' !+(471' $5;$7' %"' %*9"+0*:' 6#(.' "+$' QWW' through the mile and will play a huge role in the relays.” Andrew Reed ’12 and Matt Melton ’14 should also continue to be successful in the relays as well as in the 400-meter event. The middle and long-distance squads <077'B$'!"#(*:'"+0!'9$%#,'X%"'G#0.$!'=>O@'-1ron Pitmon ’13, Eli Howe ’13 and Romey Sklar ’15 will all be racing middle-distance events. Nedeau said, “Andrew Erskine will lead a strong group of guys in the distance $C$*"!@' 0*;7410*:' /#!"89$%#!' G#$:' 24#0!!0*0' %*1'AJ'L4!!$77@'N077(*'Y4;&7$9'=>O'%*1'G4!' G#$$*!"$0*'=>Q,Z While many of the distance runners have been training for cross country, the rest of the team has kept busy. According to Nedeau, “Denzel Duncan has been showing some great improvements in the throwing events, while the sprinters have been working hard this fall.” Women The Jeffs welcome coach John Adamson as head of the women’s team this year. Adamson has been working with the women’s cross country team during the fall season, as well. He looks forward to having a balanced team that covers all the events. Melissa Sullivan ’12 represented the

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Melissa Sullivan ’12 was the only woman to qualify for last year’s NCAA finals. women on last year’s All-American team after placing eighth in the mile run at the NCAA championship. Ali Simeone ’13 was another standout, placing second in the 3,000-meter run at the New England Championships. Simeone will be a big contender in the distance events along with Angie Epifano ’14 and Elodie Reed ’13. 2+$'<(.$*'/*0!+$1'!$C$*"+'(6'RO'"$%.!' at the ECAC championships. Simeone took third in the 5,000 and Keri Lambert ’13 placed fourth in the 1,000. Adamson thinks that “Sullivan, Lambert, Lauren Almeida ’13 and Liza Schalch ’12 will lead a strong and talented middle-dis"%*;$':#(4)'"+%"'<077'7((&'"('.%&$'%'!0:*0/cant impact both regionally and nationally as individuals or as members of a relay team.” V$' 0!' %7!(' ;(*/1$*"' 0*' +0!' !)#0*"$#!T' UK%(.0' Y%"$!' =>Q' 0!' :(0*:' "(' !;(#$' !0:*0/cant points for us in the sprints, hurdles, and jumps. She will be joined in the jumps by Jessica Mueller ’13 and supported in the sprints by Jade McKnight ’13, Shyloe Jones ’14 and Beth Hall ’14.” 2+$' "$%.' <$7;(.$!' >>' /#!"89$%#!' <+(' will add new energy and depth to the program.


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Winter Season Previews

Men’s Hockey Ready to Improve on Last Season

With five of last year’s top six scorers returning, the Jeffs will feature a powerful offense Brenton Arnaboldi ’14 Associate Editor

After a grueling preseason of intense lifting workouts and breakneck skating drills, the men’s ice hockey team is looking to improve on last year’s 12-9-4 record and challenge for the NESCAC title this winter. The Jeffs start their campaign with a home tilt against Hamilton on Friday night. !"#$$#%&'()*&+,&#-.#/(#,0#%&0/1.&12& 21/'+/%$3& )*#& 4#22$& /#)5/,& 67#& 12& )*#(/& )1.& $(-& $01/#/$& 2/18& "+$)& 9#+/:& ;1<0+.)+(,&=%%(#&=26,>#/&?@A&B@C&.1(,)$&(,&A@& games last season) and Mark Colp ’12 (17 points) should help pace the Amherst scoring attack. Forwards Nick Brunette ’13, Mike Moher ’13 and Andrew Kurlandski ’14 will look to provide secondary scoring depth to an Amherst squad that netted 3.26 goals per game last year — (just the seventh-highest mark out of 11 NESCAC teams). The Jeffs’ blueline will be anchored by co-captain Mike Baran ’12, who served as an instrumental cog in the Jeffs’ second-ranked penalty kill unit (85.1 percent) last season. Senior Jeremy Deutsch, Jamie Hawkrigg ’13, Brandon Hew ’13 and Elliot Bostrom ’14 also return from last year’s physical defensive unit. The Jeffs #-0#""#%& (,& >1+"& ./#7#,)(1,& "+$)& $#+$1,3& conceding 2.53 goals per league game (third in NESCAC). Amherst’s biggest question mark, however, arises for the goaltender position. With the loss of all-American goaltender Cole Anderson, the Jeffs will probably rely on veterans Nathan Corey ?@D&+,%&41,+)*+,&E+&F1$#&?@A&)1&6""&)*#& void between the pipes. In two seasons as a reserve goaltender, Corey posted a 5-1-2 record and a .929 save percentage. La Rose, on the other hand, is looking to regain his old form after a two-year absence from the team. E+&F1$#&%+GG"#%&(,&*($&6/$)&$#+$1,$& with the Jeffs, earning all-NESCAC honors in 2008 and 2009 while compiling a 20-3-1 record and a sterling .944 save percentage. Plagued by inconsistent play and key injuries last season, the 2010 Jeffs posted an overall record of 12-9-4. The .560

Co-captain Mike Baran ’12 played in all 25 games last season. winning percentage was the program’s lowest mark since 2005-06. Amherst $H+)#%&15)&)1&+&$)/1,>&$)+/)&BI<A<A&(,&6/$)& ten games), but endured a bad midseason swoon (1-4-2) that threatened to derail their season. The Jeffs regrouped down )*#&$)/#)0*3&*1'#7#/3&'(,,(,>&$(-&12&)*#(/& 6,+"&#(>*)&>+8#$:&& Despite the uneven product on the ice, the Jeffs secured a respectable fourth-place result in the regular season standings, good enough for home(0#& +%7+,)+>#& (,& )*#& 6/$)& /15,%& 12& )*#& NESCAC playoffs. The Jeffs saw their season end abruptly, however, in a gutwrenching 4-3 overtime defeat to Bow%1(,&(,&)*#&J5+/)#/6,+"$:& K2)#/& '(,,(,>& )*#& ./1>/+8?$& 6/$)& NESCAC title in 2008-09, Amherst has $522#/#%& 6/$)</15,%& 17#/)(8#& "1$$#$& (,& the past two seasons. The Jeffs begin their season with a %(2605")& *18#& >+8#& +>+(,$)& L+8(")1,& on Friday night. The visiting Continentals (14-7-4) surprised the NESCAC last 9#+/& M9& 6,($*(,>& )*#& /#>5"+/& $#+$1,& +$& the conference’s top-seeded team. Led by puck-moving defenseman Joe Houk — the 2010-11 NESCAC Player of the Year — the Continentals will pose a tough challenge for the Jeffs. After Hamilton, the Jeffs will face N#$)6#"%& O)+)#& (,& +& ,1,<01,2#/#,0#& game on Tuesday night.

Women’s Hockey Poised to Recover from NESCAC Title Upset Reilly Horan ’13 Staff Writer

The women’s ice hockey team, who posted a 19-6-2 (13-2-1 NESCAC) record last year, will look to a core of returning players and some fresh new faces as they work their way through a demanding schedule, (,0"5%(,>& 2+0(,>& )*#& )1.& 67#& )#+8$& in the current national Div. III poll. The team has made an appearance in 10 NESCAC championship series’ in the past 10 years, securing )*/##& 6/$)<."+0#& )/1.*(#$:& P*#9?7#& +..#+/#%& (,& 215/& 12& )*#& "+$)& 67#& NCAA Div. III tournaments and earned two national championship titles in program history. The team 6,($*#%&"+$)&$#+$1,&'()*&+,&5,0*+/acteristically tough break, losing to Q(%%"#M5/9& (,& )*#& R=O;K;& 6,+"$& and not continuing into NCAA Championship play. “I think the lessons we learned from last season are invaluable,” senior tri-captain Stephanie Clegg commented. “We wear a target on our backs, so beating us makes any team’s season worthwhile. This requires us to bring our highest intensity and focus to each game.” Those goals, as head coach Jim Plumer outlined, “are actually pretty simple. We want to improve as the season goes along and play consistently at a very high level. We know what it takes to compete for a NESCAC and national championship and we will need all the pieces of our game to play well.” Some of those pieces are the group of returning players from last season, which includes seniors Clegg, Josie Fisher, Sinead Murphy, Ellen Swiontkowski, tri-captain

=8("9& S()+"#& +,%& )/(<0+.)+(,& T#neva Lloyd ’13. The team will look to Lloyd, who posted 12 goals and 20 assists last season, Clegg, who posted 13 and 14, respectively, and Swiontkowski, who posted 10 and 16, to be strong contributors again. Vitale had 16 assists last year as well. UE1$(,>&#(>*)&$#,(1/$&'+$&%#6,()#"9& +,& +%V5$)8#,)3& M5)& )*#& 6/$)< years have been great so far and we *+7#& +& $)/1,>& >/15.& 12& $(-& $#,(1/$& '*1&M/(,>&+&"1)&12&"#+%#/$*(.&+,%&#-perience to the team,” Lloyd noted. K8*#/$)& '#"018#$& $(-& 6/$)< year players. “We are deep at forward and it’s hard to single anyone out because they all can become impact players, but in particular look 21/& 6/$)<9#+/& P1/(& O+"81,& )1& 8+H#& an immediate impression,” Plumer

said. The Jeffs will look to Murphy and Stuart for their goalkeep(,>& ,##%$:& W"58#/& #-.#0)$& )*#& )'1& to split time in net, and noted that )*#9& UM1)*& *+7#& *+%& #-0#""#,)& ./#seasons.” Plumer is encouraged by the whole team’s drive during the preseason: “The team came into the $#+$1,& #-0#.)(1,+""9& '#""<2105$#%& and I think this is a great foundation for our season and a real testament to the kids we have in our program.” “They really enjoy practice and like to be challenged, and as a result, this has been one of the best preseasons in my nine years at K8*#/$):&N#?/#&/#+""9&#-0()#%&+M15)& )*#& )#8.1& +,%& #-#05)(1,& +)& ./+0tice,” he said. The Jeffs will open their season with an away game at Hamilton this Friday.

Photo by Chloe McKenzie ’14

Tri-captain Emily Vitale ’12 will be a positive force on and off the ice. She had 16 assists last season.

In Da Club

Quick Updates and Results for the Club Sports Teams

!"#!$%&'() Sarah Vickery ’15: Open Flat, 6th & Novice Fences, 6th Rebecca Boorstein ’15: Intermediate Flat & Novice Fences, 2nd Aubrie Campbell ’14: Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter, 5th Rose Larios ’12: Advanced WalkTrot-Canter, 5th Julia Rodi ’13: Walk-Trot, 2nd Jennifer Zakrzewski ’13: WalkTrot, 3rd

Photo by Rose Larios ’12

K8*#/$)&."+0#%&62)*&12&,(,#&)#+8$&(,&+&$*1'&)*+)&)*#9&*1$)#%& this past weekend. The equestrian team competes in the Hunter Division, and has weekly lessons in the fall along with a number of shows. The Amherst team is unique in that it ran the entire show on its own, while many other teams rely on the help of numerous faculty advisers. The team began prepping the show at 5 a.m. on Saturday and stayed "+)#&)1&0"#+,&5.&+$&'#"":&UN#&/+,&)*#&$*1'&7#/9&#260(#,)"9&+,%&)*#&*1/$#$&'#/#&7#/9&'#""&M#*+7#%&X&,1&/#</(%#$& (which occurs when a horse is pulled from an event and replaced for acting up),” said Rose Larios ’12. She was proud of the team effort that went into the whole event. — Carlyn Robertson ’14

Photos by Alec Jacobson ’12

Center Andrew Kurlandski ’14 tallied seven goals and six assists last season, and will look to build on his success.

The men’s ultimate frisbee team had a success25"&6,+"&'##H#,%&12&8+)0*#$:&K&)#+8&018./($#%&12& 81$)"9&,#'&."+9#/$&)(#%&21/&62)*&."+0#&+)&)*#&Y,(7:& of New Hampshire’s Fall Classic. Despite having ,1&$5M$)()5)#$3&)*#9&6,($*#%&)*#&%+9&'()*&+&A<D&/#cord. A veteran team played at the Univ. of Rhode Island and came in second with a solid 6-1 record. P*#9&"1$)&)*#(/&6,+"&>+8#&)1&)*#&*18#&)#+8:& The team closed out its season with its annual “Old vs. New” match in which the classes of 2014 and 2015 team up against the juniors and seniors. The upperclassmen were victorious. — Carlyn Robertson ’14

#*%'+(%!,-&'$.!! Nov. 12: W vs. Fordham W vs. CCSU W vs. Stonehill W vs. Worscestor Polytechnic Institue W vs. Bryant W vs. UMass Dartmouth L vs. Univ. of Rhode Island


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GAME OF THE WEEK

Schedule FRIDAY: Men’s Hockey vs. Hamilton, 7 p.m. Women’s Hockey @ Hamilton, 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Plymouth State (@ Elms), 8 p.m. SATURDAY: Women’s Cross Country @ UW-Oshkosh (NCAA Championships), 11 a.m. Men’s Cross Country @ UW-Oshkosh (NCAA Championships), 12 p.m. Men’s & Women’s Swimming @ Colby, 2 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. John’s Hopkins @ Messiah (NCAA Sectional Semifinals), 1:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Stevens (NCAA Sectional Semifinals), 1:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. TBD (TBD) Women’s Hockey vs. Hamilton, 4 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Norwich, 6 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Stevens

IN DEPTH Time: Saturday, Nov. 19th Site: Hitchcock Field Key Players: Amherst (#19) Jae Heo ’14 (#9) Spencer Noon ’13

Stevens (#21) Pete Bednarsky ’12 (#12) Stephen Dunbar ’14

Players of the week Emily Little ’13 — Women’s Soccer Emily Little ’13 has blossomed into an offensive force in this NCAA tournament. She has enabled the undefeated Jeffs to ,2#1*& )*2(,& D21)(-"#$& %2/(!"#$& matchup against Johns Hopkins, a team that has also yet to lose in 2011. Little was instrumental in Amherst’s second-round win over Misericordia, scoring one

The Jeffs will host the NCAA Sectionals this weekend #3)2,& 2#%($<& 9(%+#)1*(".& )*2(,& !,%)& #"9& %21-"90,-5"9& -++-nents. On Saturday, Amherst breezed past Husson 4-0, as Spencer Noon ’13 set a program record with his 49th and 50th all-time scores. Sunday posed a somewhat greater challenge to the 16-1-2 Jeffs. Little East Conference champion Eastern Connecticut State battled Amherst, but in the end, Noon and company proved to be too much. Jae Heo ’14 and Federico Sucre ’13 were involved in three goals each as the Jeffs rolled to a 4-2 win. The Stevens Institute of Technology is no pushover. The I51>%&'-"&)*2(,&!3)*&%),#(.*)&C/+(,2&J&?*#/+(-"%*(+4&'()*& nine players named to the All-Conference team and two receiving Academic All-District honors. Their most recent victory, which came in their second-round matchup against the College of Brockport, took them to penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Paul Killian made two crucial saves, while the Ducks scored four times, propelling them into Sectionals. D)262"%&#"9&A/*2,%)&$#%)&/2)&#)&)*2&"#)(-"#$&%2/(!"#$&("& 2008, with the Ducks proving victorious 4-1. — Karl Greenblatt ’15

Kevin Ferber ’12 — Football goal and providing two more assists in the 3-1 victory. She also tallied a goal and assisted another in her team’s !,%)0,-5"9&6(1)-,<&-62,&?#%)$2)-"& State. Little’s 13 points and rocksolid defense have helped to put Amherst in its current position at 19-0-0. — Karl Greenblatt ’15

Senior Kevin Ferber’s defensive performance in the crowning 31-18 victory over Williams is one of many highlights of the Jeffs’ perfect season. In addition to burning the Ephs’ offensive line for four sacks, Ferber recovered a fumble in the end zone at the start of the second half, leading to the touchdown that would put the game out of reach.

His 11.0 total sacks in 2011 led the NESCAC, also setting an Amherst program record. Ferber, an All-American in 2010, looks to be named to the A$$0?-"32,2"12& !,%)& )2#/4& '*(1*& (%& announced next week. His performance this week earned him NESCAC co-defensive player of the week honors. — Karl Greenblatt ’15

Winter Season Previews Talented Swimming and Diving Squash Teams Seek Teams Bolstered by 18 First-Years

B Division Glory Karl Greenblatt ’15

Carlyn Robertson ’14 Managing Sports Editor

Sports Section Editor

Men The Lord Jeffs are coming off a 14-9 campaign, which is the best program record %("12&7KLL4&)*#)&%#'&)*2/&!"(%*&7K)*&("&)*2&"#)(-"#$&,#">(".%:&F*2<&)-->&*-/2&)*(,9& place in the 2011 Summers Cup at the end of last season as part of the C Division, but they aim to return to the B Division this season, which means they will need to earn a rank between ninth and 16th nationally. If they succeed, the Jeffs will play in the Hoehn Cup in February, where they will hope to re-establish their place among the country’s elite programs. This season, the Jeffs have the honor of hosting the Individual Championships in March, which will take place on Amherst’s newly renovated Davenport Courts. They also plan to play in San Diego, Calif. over winter break and, if league rules permit, make a trip abroad at some point in the year. The Jeffs lost four players to graduation, including Andrew Kriete ’11, who received Second Team All-NESCAC honors last year. Still, they will be gaining depth '()*&)*2&#1G5(%()(-"&-3&%(H&!,%)0<2#,&+$#<2,%M&N#>2&A$=2,)4&D1-))&I2D#")(%4&O#H&P#,don, Emmett Knowlton, Peter Mack and Alex Southmayd. Amherst also welcomes back eight returners, including NESCAC All-Academic selections Stephen Severson ’12 and Todd Lavine ’12. Head Coach Peter Robson begins his 25th season at the helm of the program. Amherst’s most formidable regular season opponents will include Bates, Brown, Columbia, Middlebury and, of course, Williams. Still, the Jeffs, who feel they have something to prove this winter, do not expect any of their match-ups to be easy. Women The women’s team will also host the Individual Championships in March, and they too will accept nothing short of B Division excellence. The Lady Jeffs, however, 9(9&/#"#.2&)-&/#>2&)*2&E&I(6(%(-"&P5,)Q&?5+&("&R8780R8774&'*2,2&)*2&!"(%*29& sixth, ending their season with a 16-8 record and a national ranking of 14th. If they are to reach the top of the B Division, they will have to get past key foes Bates, Brown, Middlebury and Williams. F*2&A/*2,%)&'-/2"&$-%)&#"&(/+,2%%(62&.,-5+&-3&%2"(-,%M&A$$(2&I#$.$(%*4&O(/(& Bell and Caitlin Demkin ‘11 were All-Academic last year, while Hayley Milbourn /#92&)*2&A$$0@CD?A?&%21-"9&)2#/:&F*2<&.#("&!,%)0<2#,%&A,(2$$2&S2*/#"&#"9&O#,tha Reiser, who are both expected to play in the top nine and make an immediate impact. Despite the losses, Robson still speaks of his squad’s “great team chemistry,” and with good reason. All-Academic players Chandler Lusardi ’13, Anne Piper ’13 and Anna Scheidt ’12 are among the Jeffs’ seven returners, as is Evelyn Kramer ’14, an all-conference selection in 2010-2011. Scheidt will join fellow seniors Kate Savage and Megan Clower as this season’s captains. The Lady Jeffs’ abundant leadership will prove critical to pushing the team to the next level.

The swimming and diving teams are coming an very impressive season. The men’s team posted a perfect 8-0 dual meet record and placed second in the NESCAC !"#$%&'()*&#&+,-.,#/0*(.*&%1-,2&-3& 1,614.5, while the women’s team was the NESCAC runner-up for the sixth time in the past 10 years. The women placed ninth in the NCAA !"#$%4& '*(1*& '#%& )*2(,& "(")*& 1-"%215)(62&)-+078&!"(%*4&#"9&)*2&/2"& came in sixth for their fourth con%215)(62&)-+078&!"(%*: The teams have been highly successful under head coach Nick

Nichols, who joined the program in 1998. Three of the men’s eight undefeated seasons have been under Nichols, and he has led them to a 96-16 record in his time here. The women’s team has posted a 37-3 ,21-,9&("&;5%)&)*2&+#%)&!62&<2#,%: The men’s team will miss Alex Fraser ’11 and Reid Fitzgerald ’11, who were both on last year’s multiple record-breaking 400-yard medley relay team, but they wel1-/2&#&*-%)&-3&)#$2")29&!,%)0<2#,%:& Nine swimmers and one diver join the Lord Jeffs’ ranks. Returning talent includes Ryan Lichtenfels ’12, reigning NCAA champion in the 500-yard freestyle and three-time NESCAC champion in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Photo courtesy of Justin Long

Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 is the reigning NCAA champion in the 500yard freestyle.

Conor McAuliffe ’14 holds the NESCAC title in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Lichtenfels, Tim White ’12 and Parker Moody ’14 were all on the 800-yard freestyle relay team that won the NESCAC title and placed second at the NCAA championships. Ben McBratney ’12 currently holds the NESCAC record in the 100 breaststroke. Last year’s squad broke an astounding number of school and NESCAC records, occasionally multiple times within the season. On the women’s side, there are %262"&!,%)0<2#,&%'(//2,%&#"9&-"2& diver. Last year the team graduated Kendra Stern ’11, who was recently named Div. III Female Athlete of the Year and won the prestigious NCAA Top VIII Award. Stern had a spectacular swimming career at Amherst, but the team can look forward to some rising talent. Abby Hahn ’14 is the reigning NESCAC champion in the 200 =,2#%)%),->24& #"9& !,%)0<2#,& ?-5,)ney Flynn promises to be another strong contender in the event. Allison Merz ’14 competed in )*2&@?AA&!"#$%&("&)*2&788&=5))2,B<4& #"9& +$#129& 3-5,)*& ("& )*2& @CDCAC for the same event. Senior co1#+)#("&E211#&F*-/+%-"&G5#$(!29& for the NCAA tournament in the 1,650 freestyle last year. Thompson placed fourth in the event at the NESCAC championships, with sophomore Audrey Ingerson close =2*("9&'()*&#&%(H)*0+$#12&!"(%*:& The swimming and diving team will open their season with a meet on Saturday at Colby.


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Field Hockey Falls to Middlebury in Quarters Reilly Horan ’13 Staff Writer

J8'% 2'7/% 8.6('1% $'"0% '+/'/% -$#% -053'##-,'% postseason run on Sunday when they lost to Middlebury 1-0 at Skidmore in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. After earning their at-large NCAA bid last Sunday night, the Jeffs hosted Gwynedd-Mercy College on Wednesday and dealt them a decisive 7-0 shutout. Sarah McCarrick ’12, Katie McMahon ’13 and Madeline Tank ’15 each contributed a pair of goals, with Krista Zsitvay ’14 rounding out the Jeff’s offense with the seventh. First-year goalie Rachel Tannenbaum contributed six saves on the day. Tannenbaum, Carly Dudzik ’12 and McMahon were named to the All-NESCAC 23#$%$'"0)%"+/%I7'N%;8-7-'%=OP%$.%$8'%I774QR<SIS% second team. Tannenbaum was also dubbed Rookie of the Year. Amherst then traveled to Skidmore to play in the Sweet Sixteen on Saturday. They delivered their second shutout of the week, taking down Skidmore E4F@%T6T"8.+%9.$%$8-+9#%#$"3$'/%"$%$8'%OUBOG%0"3(% on a penalty corner when Dudzik fed her from the $.5%.:%$8'%6-367'@%T6T"8.+%$-55'/%-+%$8'%$'"0=#%23#$% goal and her 17th of the season. Skidmore challenged Amherst at the end of the 23#$%8"7:%&8'+%$8'1%'"3+'/%$&.%5'+"7$1%6.3+'3#%&-$8% no time remaining on the clock. While Skidmore registered three shots, the Amherst defense came up big. Tannenbaum made two saves and Stephanie Clegg ’12 made a defensive save to keep the #6.3'%O4F@%J8'%V'::#%2+-#8'/%.::%$8'%J8.3.?98>3'/#% on a second half corner when Sarah McCarrick ’12 ripped a shot past Skidmore goalie off a pass from McMahon. Amherst stayed the night to take on Middlebury $8'% +'N$% /"1% -+% $8'% QSII% W?"3$'32+"7#@% H'#5-$'% holding the advantage in shots and penalty corners, Amherst couldn’t come up with a goal and the Pan-

thers took the game 1-0. “We played very well against Middlebury, we M?#$%6.?7/+=$%2+-#8%-+%$8'%6-367')X%H?/Y-(%#"-/@%J8'% game’s sole goal was registered by Middlebury’s Lauren Greer in the second half. I08'3#$% 2+-#8'#% $8'-3% #'"#.+% OG4P% Z[4E% QR<CAC), which included an impressive eight shutout performances. The program will graduate seniors Chrissy Cantore, Clegg, Dudzik, Rachel Lupien, McCarrick and Casey Silver. “I’m so proud of what we accomplished this season as a team” Dudzik said. “We worked hard from day one of preseason to the last day of post season, and proved to ourselves and the rest of the NCAA that we are a strong and talented group. We are all leaving the season with our heads high.”

Photo courtesy of Megan Robertson ’15

Stephanie Clegg ’12 and the Jeffs tied the program record with 15 wins this fall.

Women’s Cross Country, Men’s Erksine Sprint to Nationals Kevin Hoogstraten ’15 Staff Writer

!'/%>1%"%$8-3/457"6'%2+-#8%:3.0%\'3-%!"0bert ’13, the women’s cross-country team took fourth place at the NCAA New England Regionals held Saturday at Bowdoin, earning an at-large bid to the National Championships in the process. On the men’s side, Andrew Erskine ’13 -+/-,-/?"771% ]?"7-2'/% :.3% $8'% S8"05-.+#8-5#% -+%2+-#8-+9%#-N$8)%&8-7'%$8'%$'"0%8"/%"%#$3.+9% eighth-place showing. Lambert tore through the six-kilometer 6.?3#'%-+%EOBF[%$.%$"('%$8-3/%"+/%2+-#8-+9%23#$% for the Jeffs for the seventh time this season. J8'% 23#$4$'"0%I774QR<SIS% 3?++'3% 8"#% >''+% 3'0"3(">71% 3'7-">7'% $8-#% 1'"3)% 2+-#8-+9% ','31% race in the top 10 despite facing a strong NESCAC conference along with strong Div. I competition in certain meets. “Everyone on the team has a role and those roles start with Keri and her ability to repeat her outstanding performances,” head women’s coach John Adamson said. “Keri’s consistency has been a key to our success this season.” \+.&-+9% $8"$% $8'1% +''/'/% $.% 2+-#8% 2:$8% or higher to have a chance at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, the team planned accordingly to ensure that they would quickly 9'$%$8'-3%2:$8%3?++'3%-+@% “Our plan for the race was very much for Melissa Sullivan ’12, Sarah Daly ’13 and Lauren Almeida ’13 to run together and break up $8'%$.5%2,'%.:%T*J)%J?:$#%"+/%S.7>1)X%I/"0son explained. “Over the last half mile of the race they were clustered together and as a unit $8'1%2+-#8'/%"993'##-,'71@X After Ali Simeone ’13 — the team’s clear number two runner — came in 27th with a $-0'% .:% EEBF^)% $8'% $3-.% .:% <?77-,"+)% H"71% "+/% I70'-/"%2+-#8'/%_^$8)%_`$8)%"+/%_U$8)%3'#5'6-

tively, around 20 seconds later. The team’s strategy paid off, as Amherst 2+-#8'/%&'77%"8'"/%.:%J?:$#%:.3%2:$8%57"6'%"+/% ended up only eight points behind MIT, currently ranked seventh in the nation. The third, :.?3$8)% "+/% 2:$8457"6'% $'"0#% "77% 3'6'-,'/% "$4 7"39'% >-/#% $.% +"$-.+"7#)% "% 3'K'6$-.+% .:% $8'% 3'gion’s strength. “New England is the toughest region in the country, so the team is looking at this weekend [the National Championships] as an extension of what we have been doing all season,” Adamson said. For the men, Erskine was determined to improve on his performance at the NESCAC Championships, where he said he went out too slowly and couldn’t make up enough ground in muddy conditions. On Bowdoin’s course, Erskine went out quicker and was in a clump of runners sprint-+9%$.&"3/#%$8'%2+-#8@ Around 100 meters to go, I started getting passed by a couple of runners, including the top Williams guy,” Erskine said. R3#(-+'% 0"+"9'/% $.% >"$$7'% >"6(% $.% 2+-#8% #-N$8% &-$8% "% $-0'% .:% EGBFO@F_% -+% "% /'"/% 8'"$)% .27 seconds ahead of Williams’ Chris Lee and .+71% @OP% #'6.+/#% >'8-+/% $8'%:.?3$8457"6'% 2+-#8'3@%;"$3-6(%a3-0'#%=O_%2+-#8'/%+'N$%-+%OU$8)% &-$8%\S%b?##'77%=OG%2+-#8-+9%+'N$%-+%_[$8@% Ben Scheetz ’12 came across in 68th in his last collegiate cross country race, and Greg Turissini ’15 ended the scoring by crossing the line eight seconds later in 74. The men ended up eighth out of 48 teams, only 30 points away :3.0%2:$8%57"6'@% Erskine and the women’s team will head to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday for the National Championships, where the women placed eighth last year. The top 35 runners there will become All-Americans, an accomplishment that multiple Lord Jeffs will be gunning for.

The Green Monster

Karl Greenblatt’15

The Green Monster weighs in on the recent Penn. State foot>"77%#6"+/"7%$8"$%7'/%$.%$8'%23-+9%.:%7'9'+/"31%8'"/%6."68%V.'% Paterno. While the actions of many involved were unexcusable, Karl questions the nature of Div. I sports as the deeper root of the problem.

Why the Penn. State Scandal is Bigger than JoePa’s Legacy !"#$% &''()% *% '+,-#-.+'/% 01% 23#$% +.+4 baseball column of the year as being fairly unremarkable, a way for me to buy time until a bigger and more exciting story came along. “Big,” yes. “Exciting,” not exactly. I’m referring, of course, to the ongoing scandal at Penn State, one that has shaken Happy Valley and the sports world to its very core. As members of the student body rioted this week in response to the incident — or, more 53'6-#'71)% $8'% 23-+9% .:% $8'-3% 7'9'+/"31% 6."68% Joe Paterno — I wasn’t exactly sure where I stood. Former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had committed unfathomable atrocities against vulnerable young boys. That much was clear. Obviously, we were dealing with a psychopath, a man who had started his own charity, The Second Mile, for the purpose of gaining access to his prey. I had a much harder time, however, piecing together what had happened. Why hadn’t the abuse been reported much sooner? Did Sandusky silence his victims? Were there no witnesses, or was something more sinister afoot? And did the pathological actions of one 0"+% 3'"771% &"33"+$% $8'% 23-+9% .:% ;'++% <$"$'=#% coach and university president and the arrest of its athletic director? *%&-77%/'"7%&-$8%;"$'3+.%23#$)%01%3'53."68% of whom I will limit to calling his handling of the situation “disappointing.” Renowned for his career-long efforts to create a brand of foot>"77%$8"$%&"#%>.$8%&-++-+9%"+/%67"##1)%$8'%23#$% of which he certainly accomplished, JoePa was 57"6'/% -+% "% /-:26?7$% 5.#-$-.+@% A'5.3$#% "77'9'% that, in 2002, another assistant coach caught Sandusky in the act with a 10-year-old Second Mile boy in the team’s locker room and subsequently reported the incident to Paterno. The NCAA’s all-time winningest coach then informed athletic director Tim Curley; that was it. Paterno had not witnessed anything himself, but, given his ostensibly lofty moral goals for his program, one may have expected him to pursue this graphic allegation more tenaciously. There was also the 1998 incident involving “Victim 6,” whom Sandusky admitted to and apologized for touching inappropriately. Some suggest that this episode prompted Paterno to push Sandusky into retirement. In other words, these sorts of accusations against Sandusky were not new, Paterno knew about them even then, and something was clearly amiss. Given this, Paterno should have been obliged to contact the authorities, and his failure to do so is an indication of shameful hypocrisy, if nothing else. In response to the frequently posed question of whether the scandal &-77%$"3+-#8%;"$'3+.=#%7'9"61)%*%#"1B%*%8.5'%#.@% Still, as commenters all over the Internet are quick to point out, Paterno did nothing il7-6-$B%#-+6'%8'%&"#%+.$%"%&-$+'##)%8-#%7'9"7%.>7-gations were minimal. Maybe we should even afford him a small measure of forgiveness for 8-#%2+"7%5?>7-6%#$"$'0'+$%.+%$8'%-##?'B%C*%&-#8% I had done more.” Weightier invective should be reserved for Curley, President Graham <5"+-'3% "+/% 2+"+6'% /-3'6$.3D5.7-6'% .,'3#''3% Gary Schultz. These were the men in real positions of power, those who should have had the ability to see beyond football to the wellbeing of Sandusky’s targets. After the 2002 witness came forward, these three decided simply to ban Second Mile children from the team’s locker room. Their failure to ban Sandusky himself from the locker room suggests a calculated unwillingness to damage the lore of Sandusky or the program. To confound this, Schultz and Curley lied to a grand jury earlier this month about the report against Sandusky, for which they were hit with federal perjury charges. And see if this strikes you as a bit 2#81B%-+%EFFG)%$8'%H-#$3-6$%I$$.3+'1%&8.%-+,'#tigated the 1998 allegations (ultimately elect-

ing not to prosecute), Ray Gricar, disappeared without a trace and is presumed dead. Even if the last ghostly detail proves to be coincidental, there remains no doubt that Curley, Spanier and Schultz engaged in a systematic cover?5%.:%$8'%',-/'+6'@%J8'-3%23#$%53-.3-$1%&"#%$.% guard their institution’s reputation rather than to concern themselves with the small matter of the predator in their midst. They operated with cowardice, a total lack of remorse and perhaps even outright malice. As the full force of the law descends on these three and Sandusky, however, I will direct the full force of my words at one more $"39'$B%$8'%6?7$?3'%#?33.?+/-+9%$8'%8-98453.27'% nature of Div. I sports. After World War II, we belittled the Germans for their complicity to Hitler, but eventually we understood that what happened in the Third Reich could have happened anywhere. To make an anachronistic and rather disproportionate comparison, the same is true here. Penn State’s handling of the situation was reprehensible, but Curley, Spanier and Schultz are hardly the only ones capable of such treachery. The cover-up is indicative of "%7"39'3%53.>7'0B%$8'%8-98%6"#8%K.&%-+,.7,'/% in Div. I sports has, regrettably, corporatized them. The concept of brand loyalty, once unthinkable in an academic context, has become as much of an issue for big universities as for professional sports teams or, to be blunter, WalMart. The common American sports fan 3'9"3/#%$8'#'%#68..7#%L%1'#)%#68..7#)%53.2$-+9% from the performances of unpaid undergraduates — as larger-than-life entities, and with so much market competition, he demands nothing less than perfection from them. Public relations slip-ups, in addition to hurting alumni endow0'+$#)% +.&% 6"331% -057-6"$-.+#% :.3% ','3426(7'% television fan bases, the schools’ major sources of exposure and income. We demand only to see an exciting 60 minutes of football; the high-ups know this, and they act accordingly. In short, what the public hears from behind the scenes is, now more than ever, a business decision. With the amount of money at stake, ?+-,'3#-$1% .:26-"7#% 2+/% $8'0#'7,'#% 57"1-+9% the roles of corporate executives rather than, "#% -+$'+/'/)% '/?6"$.3#B% $8'% ;'++% <$"$'% .:2cials felt the need to lie in a case that was in no way worth it. And for what? Not to protect jobs, investors or entire markets, but simply to appeal to our willingness — no, our desire — to consume collegiate athletics as marketable products. We bristle now, but we, who will so happily protest “corporate greed” when it -#%6.+,'+-'+$%$.%?#)%:?'7'/%$8'%23'%-+%$8'%23#$% place. Did I mention that our outrage came just a tad too late for any of Sandusky’s victims? I am not suggesting, of course, that any American with half a brain should go out and boycott the NCAA; consumption and choice are facts of middle-class American life from which one cannot reasonably shy away. In fact, to lay blame squarely on the consumer for the state of our sports culture would be downright foolish. Still, I offer this impassioned word to the wise, regardless of who, if anyone, is really at fault. When you turn on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, remember the values system you are buying into. *=77% 3'-$'3"$'% $8'% .>,-.?#B% $8'% "$87'$'#% "3'% ?+5"-/@%H.+.3#B%3'0'0>'3%&8"$%1.?%"3'%5"1ing for. And, to anyone who worships their fa,.3-$'%H-,@%*%$'"0B%$8-+(%.:%$8'%M"+-$.3%&8.)%"6cording to reports, witnessed another Sandusky assault in 2000 but failed to come forward, fearing he would lose his job. Our “institutions of higher learning” are meant to be temples of social liberality, freedom of expression and open-mindedness; is Penn. State’s secrecy the sort of thing to which they should aspire?


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Explosive Offense Propels Men’s Soccer Andrew Kurzweil ’15 Staff Writer

Fueled by dynamic offensive play, the men’s soccer team defeated Husson Univ. and Eastern Connecticut State Univ. over the weekend to advance to the NCAA Round of 16. The Jeffs made quick work of Husson, win!"!#$%&'$(!)$*$!"+,"!#$-".,$($)/0"+"1/$23&4$+,5.$ advantage. The Braves could only muster two +,5.+$5!$#5(67$85.,$59$-,"0,$:/!!(;)$<51(0+$=>2$ saved for the shutout. Despite dominating possession and creating !?@/;5?+$ 0,(!0/+7$ .,/$ A/99+$ 9("6/)$ .5$ *$!)$ .,/$ 8(0B$ 59$ .,/$ !/.$ ?!."6$ .,/$ 2C.,$ @"!?./D$ EF.$ .55B$ us very long and a lot of effort to break their )/9/!+/7G$ +(")$ <51(0+D$ EH"1/!$ .,/$ 9(0.$ .,(.$ >I$ players on their team were freshmen makes their performance on Saturday very impressive.” NESCAC Player of the Year Spencer Noon ’13 recorded two goals to continue his stellar season, while juniors Alejandro Sucre and Brian Morgan also found the back of the net. The following day, the Jeffs again came out attacking in front of their home crowd, this time 9(0"!#$J(+./;!$K5!!/0."0?.$L.(./D$F.$5!6M$.55B$+"N$ @"!?./+$95;$.,/$A/99+$.5$*$!)$.,/$8(0B$59$.,/$!/.7$ as Jae Heo ’14 found Federico Sucre ’13, who calmly beat the keeper on a breakaway for the lead. This lead would not last long, however, as .,/$ O(;;"5;+$ P?"0B6M$ +05;/)$ 599$ ($ .,;5-&"!$ *$1/$ minutes later. Q/9/!)/;$L(@$<(R6(!$=>2$-(+$)"+(RR5"!./)$ "!$ .,/$ @5@/!.(;M$ 6(R+/D$ EO/$ -/;/$ 95;.?!(./$ .5$ #/.$599$.5$($9(+.$+.(;.$(#("!+.$(!$/N0/66/!.$JKLS$

Tweets from Surprise Guest Alexi Lalas Alexi Lalas, a former standout on the U.S. national soccer team and current ESPN analyst, decided to take a weekend jaunt to Amherst. Here’s what he had to say on Twitter: - Taking a Sun. drive to see some Div. III soccer. Amherst vs. E. Conn St. Just a man, his @ Slurpee and the open road. - Amherst College starts not one, but TWO 6’5’’ players from Caracas, Venezuela. I kid you not. - The long-throw is alive and well in here in Amherst, MA. - Thanks to Amherst and E. Conn. St. for an enjoyable afternoon of Div. III soccer. Final 4-2 Amherst.

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team, but then we took our foot off the gas and they really battled back into the game and turned it on its head by equalizing.” But the resilient Jeffs fought back, scoring .-5$#5(6+$"!$.,/$*$!(6$>4$@"!?./+$59$.,/$*$;+.$,(69D$$ T,/$L?0;/$.-"!+$U$"0B/)$65!#$.,;5-&"!+$-".,$.,/";$ heads, allowing Heo and Ben Norton ’14 to score one goal apiece, giving the Jeffs a 3-1 lead. The Warriors came out in dominant attacking form to open the second half, but thanks to a pair of diving saves, Kovacs was able to keep ECSU at bay. E:/!!(;)$0(@/$?R$-".,$+5@/$,?#/$+(1/+$"!$ the second half,” said head coach Justin Serpone. EF!$ 5;)/;$ .5$ 8/$ +?00/++9?6$ "!$ .,/$ VKWW$ .5?;!(& ment your goalkeeper has to make some plays and Lennard did that twice in a 10-minute span.” Heo found the net again, this time off a Chris Lerner ’13 cross to give the Jeffs a 4-1 lead in the 61st minute. ECSU responded quickly again, scoring off a rebound four minutes later. Despite giving up two loose goals, the defense held strong .5$ @("!.("!$ ($ ,(;)&95?#,.$ %&2$ 6/()D$ W@,/;+.$ 5?.+,5.$JKLS$>4&>>7$.,5?#,$JLKS$R5+./)$@5;/$ 05;!/;+7$ X&%D$ <(R6(!$ -(+$ E)"+(RR5"!./)$ .5$ 05!& cede the goals that we did,” and said that they cannot afford to do that in upcoming games. EO/$ (6+5$ *$!"+,/)$ 5?;$ 0,(!0/+$ R;/..M$ -/667$ which at the end was key to the game, as ECSU was not able to convert as many of their chances,” +(")$ <51(0+D$ EF9$ .,/M$ ,()$ 8//!$ ($ 6"..6/$ @5;/$ /9& *$0"/!.$ -".,$ .,/";$ 0,(!0/+7$ (!)$ -/$ ($ 6"..6/$ 6/++$ /9*$0"/!.7$ .,/$ ;/+?6.$ 05?6)$ ,(1/$ 8//!$ 05@R6/./6M$ different.” The good spirits and luck continued into Monday, when the Jeffs found out that Messiah, .,/$.5R$+//)$(!)$VKWW$0,(@R"5!$"!$*$1/$59$.,/$ 6(+.$+"N$M/(;+7$-(+$?R+/.$8M$V/?@(!!$S!"1/;+".MD$ The loss meant that Amherst will have the advantage of hosting the Regionals over the weekend. T,/M$ 5R/!$ (#("!+.$ L./1/!+$ F!+.".?./$ 59$T/0,!56& ogy, a team that the Jeffs remember very well. EO/$R6(M/)$L./1/!+$"!$.,/$2''C$Y"!(6$Y5?;$(!)$ lost 4-1 so we have some history with them,” Serpone recalled. Kaplan is grateful for the support already ;/0/"1/)$9;5@$9(!+D$EO/$(;/$/N.;/@/6M$/N0"./)$.5$ play in front of our home crowd one more weekend. School and fan support has been at a level .,"+$ M/(;$ .,(.$ 9(;$ /N0//)+$ (!M.,"!#$ F=1/$ /NR/;"& enced in my four years here and it is absolutely integral to our success. We hope that as many students, administrators and faculty members as R5++"86/$(;/$-"66"!#$.5$+(0;"*$0/$($9/-$)(M+$59$.,/";$ Thanksgiving Break to watch us play, as our team really feeds off of their support.” F9$ .,/$ 8(66$ 05!."!?/+$ .5$ 85?!0/$ .,/";$ -(M7$ ($ deep NCAA run could be in store.

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Undefeated Women’s Soccer Boots Opponents

Brenton Arnaboldi ’14 Associate Sports Editor

The undefeated women’s soccer team continued its perfect season with NCAA Tournament wins over Castleton State and Misericordia this weekend, earning a pair of 3-1 victories to advance to the national Round of 16. T,/$A/99+7$.,/$V5D$C&;(!B/)$./(@$"!$.,/$05?!& .;M7$+/0?;/)$.,/$R;5#;(@=+$*$;+.$L-//.$>X$(RR/(;& (!0/$ "!$ .,;//$ M/(;+D$W@,/;+.$ Z>I&'&'[$ -"66$ 9(0/$ A5,!+$\5RB"!+$Z2>&'&'[$"!$($8(..6/$59$?!)/9/(./)$ heavyweights for a berth in the national quarter*$!(6+D$ Fresh from a stirring comeback win over Williams in last weekend’s NESCAC championships, the Jeffs opened their NCAA campaign with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Castleton State on Saturday. The Jeffs wasted no time in asserting their dominance over Castleton State, as Mel Stier =>4$+05;/)$.-5$#5(6+$"!$.,/$*$;+.$>'$@"!?./+D$L."/;$ !/../)$,/;$*$;+.$8M$;/)";/0."!#$($0;5++$9;5@$J@"6M$ :"..6/$=>]$(.$.,/$%^24$@(;BD$:/++$.,(!$*$1/$@"!?./+$ later, Sarah Duffy ’14 lofted a ball from the right U$(!B$.5-(;)$.,/$8(0B$R5+.7$(665-"!#$L."/;$.5$;?!$ onto the cross and head the ball into the net. Amherst continued to control possession as .,/$ ,(69$ R;5#;/++/)7$ 05@R"6"!#$ ($ >4&%$ +,5.+$ ()& 1(!.(#/$"!$.,/$*$;+.$%4$@"!?./+D$T,/$A/99+$/N./!)/)$ .,/";$6/()$.5$]&'$"!$.,/$2C.,$@"!?./$-".,$($!"9.M$ R(++"!#$ 05@8"!(."5!$ 5!$ .,/$ ;"#,.$ U$(!BD$ :"..6/7$ ($ defender, joined the attack and ripped a one-timer +,5.$(9./;$($#"1/&(!)&#5$/N0,(!#/$-".,$L."/;D F!$.,/$+/05!)$,(697$.,/$LR(;.(!+$+?;R;"+/)$.,/$ A/99+$-".,$($#5(6$"!$.,/$4C.,$@"!?./7$065+"!#$.,/$ margin to 3-1, but hardly threatened down the stretch. The Amherst defense stiffened later in .,/$,(697$!5.$(665-"!#$($+"!#6/$+,5.$"!$.,/$*$!(6$2'$ minutes of play. Castleton’s Ericka Davis had a 8?+M$)(M$"!$!/.7$*$!"+,"!#$-".,$>]$+(1/+7$-,"6/$W6& 6"/$\5;-"._$=>2$;/05;)/)$.-5$+(1/+$95;$.,/$A/99+D T,/$!/N.$)(M7$.,/$A/99+$)/9/(./)$`"+/;"05;)"($ ]&>$"!$+/05!)&;5?!)$(0."5!D$O,"6/$.,/$*$!(6$5?.& come was the same as the previous game, team members said Sunday’s performance against Misericordia marked a vast improvement over Saturday’s sluggish showing. EO/$,()$($8".$59$($6/.)5-!$(#("!+.$K(+.6/.5!7$ but we came back with renewed focus and ener#M7G$,/()$05(0,$A/!!"9/;$\?#,/+$+(")D$EO/$0(@/$ out and fought right from the opening whistle.” Amherst began the match by generating a U$?;;M$59$+05;"!#$0,(!0/+7$"@@/)"(./6M$R?.."!#$.,/$ 1"+"."!#$K5?#(;+$Z>%&4&2[$5!$.,/";$,//6+D$W@,/;+.$ /(;!/)$ ($ 05;!/;$ B"0B$ 5RR5;.?!".M$ 6/++$ .,(!$ *$1/$

minutes into the match, and Sandy Shepherd ’13 volleyed junior Kathryn Nathan’s cross right off the crossbar; Duffy headed the ensuing rebound into the hands of the Cougars goalkeeper. The Jeffs stayed aggressive and grabbed a >&'$ 6/()$ "!$ .,/$ >2.,$ @"!?./D$W9./;$ ?+"!#$ ($ !"0/$ #"1/&(!)&#5$/N0,(!#/$.5$8/(.$,/;$)/9/!)/;$(.$.,/$ /)#/$59$.,/$>C&M(;)&85N7$:"..6/$);"886/)$.5-(;)+$ the goal before sending an airborne pass across the goal mouth to Chloe McKenzie ’14, who volleyed the ball into the net. :55B"!#$.5$/N./!)$.,/";$6/()7$.,/$A/99+$;/05;)& /)$+"N$@5;/$+,5.+$"!$.,/$+?8+/P?/!.$>'$@"!?./+7$ but could not capitalize on their opportunities. Meanwhile, Misericordia slowly began generating more offensive pressure and tied the score (.$>&>$"!$.,/$]4.,$@"!?./D$A56./)$8M$.,/$K5?#(;+=$ sudden goal, the Jeffs regained the lead in the 40th minute, as Little and McKenzie once again connected for the score. Dribbling through the middle 59$.,/$*$/6)7$:"..6/$+/!.$($-/66&R6(0/)$.,;5?#,&8(66$ .5$ `0</!_"/7$ -,5$ 0(6@6M$ 5!/&."@/)$ .,/$ *$!"+,$ 9;5@$a?+.$"!+")/$.,/$>C&M(;)&85ND SR$2&>$(.$,(69."@/7$.,/$A/99+$05!."!?/)$.5$/N& ert waves of attacking pressure in the offensive half, rather than settling into a defensive posture. W@,/;+.$ ;/05;)/)$ +/1/!$ 59$ .,/$ *$;+.$ /"#,.$ +,5.+$ in the second half. Misericordia enjoyed a brief +R?;.$59$R;/++?;/$9;5@$.,/$X4.,$.5$3>+.$@"!?./+7$ but the Jeffs out-shot the Cougars 10-0 over the *$!(6$>I^]2D W@,/;+.$!/../)$(!$"!+?;(!0/$#5(6$"!$.,/$C4.,$ minute to seal the result. Duffy sent a cross from the right side, allowing Little to score on a nearpost header. A day after notching a goal and an assist against Castleton on Saturday, Little propelled the Jeffs’ offense by scoring once and dishing out two assists against Misericordia. Little entered the -//B/!)$-".,$a?+.$+"N$R5"!.+$Z.,;//$#5(6+[$"!$>3$ previous matches, but the junior winger racked ?R$+/1/!$R5"!.+$Z.-5$#5(6+7$.,;//$(++"+.+[$"!$.-5$ NCAA tournament games this past weekend. Amherst will travel to Messiah College in b/!!+M61(!"($.,"+$-//B/!)$.5$05@R/./$"!$.,/$!/N.$ two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. While Amherst might be playing well enough to beat any team in the country, the tournament organizers did the Jeffs no favors by placing them in the R;51/;8"(6$E8;(0B/.$59$)/(.,DG F!$ -,(.$ (RR/(;+$ .5$ 8/$ ($ 8;?.(6$ L-//.$ >X$ @(.0,?R7$.,/$V5D$C$A/99+$-"66$.(B/$5!$(!$?!)/9/(.& ed No. 4 Johns Hopkins team. Amherst and Hopkins are two of three teams in the nation without a loss or draw this season. The winner of this match -"66$@5+.$6"B/6M$R6(M$V5D$>$`/++"(,$Z>I&'&>[$"!$ .,/$!(."5!(6$P?(;./;*$!(6+D$

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