The men’s soccer team had a crazy up-and-down week ­— and not only because of the weather.

After suffering their first loss of the season — a miserable 3-2 defeat to unheralded Conn. College — the Jeffs rebounded with a convincing 4-0 win over Colby in the NESCAC quarterfinals.

In the past week, the Jeffs defeated Conn. College in their final regular season game and went on to take Wesleyan in their quarterfinal NESCAC game.

On Wednesday, Amherst secured the No. 2 spot in the NESCAC by beating Conn. 3-0. The Jeffs kicked it off at the 27:16 mark on a penalty corner when Katie McMahon ’13 sent the ball to Carly Dudzik ’12, who fed it to Sarah McCarrick ’12 for the team’s first goal.

Keri Lambert ’13 took an early lead in Saturday’s NESCAC Championship and finished second overall, helping propel the women to third place. On the men’s side, a balanced effort led to an eighth-place finish on the team’s home course.

The Nor’easter that swept through the Pioneer Valley left each of the Five Colleges without power over the weekend, with Hampshire College electing to evacuate their student body on Sunday after being unable to restore power until early yesterday morning. The Five College community proved as strong as ever, as one third of the Hampshire students looking to get off campus were taken in by Mount Holyoke.

During the snowstorm and resulting upheaval, Hampshire relied heavily on residential life interns to help facilitate the evacuation of the campus.

It’s fair to say that the 2011 baseball season did not go the way any of us expected.

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Don Giovanni,” Mozart’s second collaboration with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, was broadcast on Sat., Oct. 29 at the Cinemark in Hampshire Mall through the opera house’s Grammy-Award winning MetOpera Live in HD series. Under the baton of Fabio Luisi, both the singers and orchestral instrumentalists were competent at presenting a high-quality performance of Mozart’s ingenious opera.

With Halloween dressed up as Christmas this past weekend, it’s about time to start layering up in preparation for the freezing weather. One perfect way to do this is with scarves, which will not only provide you with warmth, but will also add a definite sense of style. There will be those days where it’ll be the same thick coat seemingly over and over again, but a dash of color or pattern in the form of a simple scarf will go a long way in switching things up.