Amherst has many things to be thankful for: the Halloween-weekend Nor’easter affected a limited area, and the response took place immediately. Even though Facilities and our staff got Amherst back on track, we must admit: Amherst got lucky.

This was supposed to be your typical intro-to-column article. You know, the ones where the author talks for 1,000 words without saying anything, trying to express his general thoughts about general topics?

Of course, the article was also supposed to be submitted on time, rather than 13 hours past due. I’m a former Managing Editor at The Student so I should be more considerate.

The Firedogs closed out their regular season this week with three victories, sweeping Smith and Hamilton and earning a close 3-2 win over Williams. The captains are happy with the team’s progress thus far, but Cristy Meier ’12 doesn’t think they’ve reached their full potential yet. KC Kanoff ’12 agrees: “We have been playing really well together these last few weeks, and it still feels like the best is yet to come.” The Firedogs are currently 20-6 (6-4 NESCAC).

It’s official: with Theo Epstein headed to the Cubs, Ben Cherington ’96 has taken over as the Red Sox General Manager. Epstein, who had unofficially resigned from his post three weeks ago, formally announced his departure last Sunday. Although Epstein’s move comes under sour circumstances, he took time to thank the city of Boston, taking out a full-page ad in The Boston Globe.

With heavy snow blitzing Hitchcock Field, the top-seeded women’s soccer team booted away the wintry conditions en route to a nerve-racking 3-2 overtime victory over eighth-seeded Bowdoin in the NESCAC quarterfinals.
The undefeated Jeffs (15-0-0), ranked No. 8 in the nation, averted a first-round scare to continue their remarkable winning streak.

After navigating past a dangerous Bowdoin side, Amherst will battle fifth-seeded Wesleyan this Saturday for a berth in the NESCAC championship game.

On a windy and rain-swept Saturday, the football team traveled to Tufts to take on the Jumbos in a matchup of teams bookending the NESCAC standings. While the Jeffs were looking to protect their undefeated record, the Jumbos were simply looking for a bright spot in a season that has yet to see them earn a victory. Those trends would not change on Saturday. Behind a furious ground attack and impressive defensive effort, the Jeffs ran all over their opponents, earning a 30-0 shutout to move to 6-0.

An Indian-born London School of Economics (LSE) graduate, Professor Prakarsh Singh filled in the much-needed role of the College’s development economist, bringing with him a whole host of diverse and socially conscious ideas, along with an engaging teaching style. The Student talks to Professor Singh about his intersts and his impressions of Amherst.