Surely we deserve to be annoyed at somebody. An obvious choice is Jim Larimore — after an exhaustive national search to find him, did he not realize the sort of job he was getting into? If he didn’t realize that becoming Dean of Students at Amherst after a number of very public failures at the College, would mean that he would have to institute changes in “organization, staffing and management,” then either we failed to mention that to him or he somehow failed to ask about the job description.

The men’s Ultimate Frisbee team enters their spring season not only one of the top teams in the Northeast, but also in the country. They will look to prove that they belong this weekend as they travel to sunny Southern California to compete in a tournament in Riverside against other top Div. III teams.

Expectations were a mile high for Super Bowl XLVIII; a promising matchup pitting thetop seeds from each conference against each other in the nation’s biggest city.

The hype assured an unforgettable game. Many predicted a “blizzard bowl” with treacherously frigid conditions. Pundits expected that the weather would be a determining factor in a team’s success in the Super Bowl. Cold temperatures supposedly favoring Seattle and their number top ranked defense, while warmer temperatures favoring Denver and their top ranked offense.

In a time in which pyrotechnics, seizure-inducing flashing lights (reference absolutely intended), elaborate costumes and entire troupes of backup dancers are valued in live musical performances, Beyonce decided that she needed nothing but a chair, a rotating platform and her husband to intoxicate everyone with her performance of “Drunk in Love” at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 6th.

With four games this past week against tough competition, Amherst men’s basketball earned three victories and suffered a close conference loss that snapped their 25-game NESCAC winning streak. The Jeffs now stand at 18-2 overall and 6-1 in the NESCAC with three regular season games remaining before the conference tournament.
Amherst’s week began on Wednesday, Jan. 29 with a matchup against the Rhode Island College Anchormen at LeFrak Gymnasium.


The Amherst men’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Middlebury on Jan. 31 to participate in the two-day Middlebury Invitational against Williams, Tufts and Middlebury.

Despite the team’s inability to win any of the relay events, there were a series of impressive performances by individual Jeffs.

First-year Nick Lafky was the first to shine, finishing runner-up in the 200-yard IM. He also won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, which demonstrated his versatility by swimming in three different relays as well.