As we’ve discussed before, I love superheroes. If anyone needs proof, please look back on my previous articles or find me in Val to hear about my intense bordering-on-obsessive love for the Caped Crusader. That love also extends to Marvel’s universe. Having seen massive success with “Thor,” “Iron Man,” “Captain America,” “The Avengers” and the hype for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the Marvel Universe will soon see its next potential hit: a “Fantastic Four” reboot.

When many people think of the gay community, they picture wild raves and drunken sex. These images come at the expense of any sort of family life, especially one involving children. The reality lies somewhere in between. Just as some straight people don’t want families, some gay people don’t want children. However, many do. I consider myself to be in that group — I love children, I babysit at every opportunity and I make an utter fool of myself when there are small children in Val.

The second-seeded Amherst men’s ice hockey team started their NESCAC tournament off on the right foot with a win against seventh-seeded Conn. College on Saturday at Orr Rink. Despite trailing late in the third, the Jeffs rallied and put home three consecutive scores to come out triumphant with a 4-2 victory against the Camels.


The Amherst men’s lacrosse team began itsseason with a statement win against Bates in their season opener on Pratt Field this past Saturday. The Jeffs’ offensive prowess was on display, racking up 17 goals. The defense performed equally well, holding Bates to just eight goals.

Scoring was rampant in the first quarter with Amherst taking a 6-4 lead by the end of the period. Sophomore Dylan Park scored the first point of the Jeffs’ 2014 campaign. Park went on to score a second and had eight total shots on goal.