[Trigger warning: Suicide]
Dear Amherst students,

Imagine it’s late at night on a Saturday. You and your friends have been out drinking and partying since 8 p.m., and it has been a great night. You all say good night. You’re heading back to your room when you get the text.
I need you.

“Now?” You think. “It’s past midnight and all I want to do is sleep. What could possibly be so important?”
Please. Come. I need you.

Dear Amherst community,

Over this past year, Amherst has gone through trying times.

Jason Victor Serinus ’67, founder of New Haven Gay Liberation Front, writes to respond to “Debunking Professor Arkes’s Radical Anti-Gay Argument,” which appeared in last week’s issue of The Student.


The now 17th-ranked Amherst tennis team had an excellent weekend of tennis, knocking off Conn. College, 20th-ranked and previously undefeated MIT and Hamilton. The weekend culminated on Sunday with a thrilling comeback win against fifth-ranked Williams. The Jeffs upset the Ephs in spectacular fashion, edging their archrivals, 5-4.

I have pet-peeves. I admit that most are a result of my cynicism, but I believe there are a few justifiable ones, too — beyond any disenchantment or negativity, that is.

A girl asked me a couple days ago whether I was excited that baseball had begun. “Oh, definitely — I’ve been playing since I could walk and I love the game,” I said. She nodded, “Nice.”


Travelling to UMass-Dartmouth, the men’s Golf team opened their spring season at the Hampton Inn Invitational this past weekend.

After a respectable fall campaign that saw the squad finish fifth at the NESCAC Qualifier, the Jeffs were looking to get their spring off to a solid start.

They faced a tall task, however, as they were without their top performer from the spring, Nicholas Koh ’14, who sat out this first event.

Senior captain Marta Randall scored with 13 seconds left in regulation to give the Amherst women’s lacrosse team a thrilling 6-5 victory over No. 17 Tufts on Saturday afternoon.

The game ended a two-game losing streak for the Jeffs, who fell to Connecticut College, 10-8, last Wednesday evening. No. 10 Amherst is now 7-4 overall and 4-4 in NESCAC play.

Krista Zsitvay ’14 opened scoring on Saturday with a free position shot just over two minutes into the first half, and classmate Alex Philie padded the lead with an unassisted score four minutes later.