The Amherst women’s basketball team fell short of another NESCAC title, losing to Tufts 62-46 in the NESCAC Championship this past Sunday. Even with the loss, the Jeffs will continue their season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament after receiving an at-large bid. Despite the gut-wrenching end to the regular season, Amherst still proved to be a team to watch with their decisive victory over Bowdoin in the NESCAC Semifinals.

The Amherst men’s and women’s diving teams traveled to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York to compete in the NCAA Regional Diving Championships from February 28 to March 1. 44 divers from the Northeast-North Region’s 65 schools competed for seven available spots in the NCAA meet. The student-athletes qualify in one of two ways: by meeting the qualifying standard twice during the qualification period or once at their conference championship meet on either diving board.

Every four summers, soccer fandom in the United States reaches new heights. As the best players around the globe gather in search of the most coveted trophy in soccer, everyone seems to be in a better mood. The combination of competitive soccer, summer and patriotism leads to a special atmosphere around every World Cup.

Have you ever wondered where the fridges of the graduating seniors go after commencement? Have you thought about buying a second-hand fridge?

“Aut Libertas aut nihil.” The message from the Venezuelan students cannot be clearer: “freedom or nothing.” As the events since Feb. 12 have shown, Venezuelans are willing to give their lives for the cause of peace and justice and the “exit” of the President Nicolás Maduro. This is not the first instance of civil unrest in the past decades in which the opposition seeks to oust the regime in power. However, the context of current events is very different to previous ones and in the eyes of the student movements, provides the perfect conditions for a victory.

Every basketball fan associates the calendar change from February to March with the word “Madness”. March Madness, the namesake of the NCAA Div. I Basketball Championship, is one of the greatest sporting events every year.

I won’t argue it’s more entertaining than the Super Bowl, the World Cup or the Olympics. However, I am not shy to praise Div. I College Basketball and March Madness over the NBA and its playoffs.

The unpredictability, volatility and larger skill gap between the players makes college basketball more exciting to watch than the NBA.

Are you familiar with the process of writing an honors thesis? Perhaps you’re a regular reader of The Amherst Student’s “Thoughts on Theses” column, an underclassman curious about undertaking a capstone project or a thesis-writing senior who knows all too well the frequent advisor meetings, sleepless nights and writer’s block associated with the endeavor. You might, however, know a lot less about the Theater and Dance Department equivalent of the honors thesis.

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