Some are calling the matchup between No. 1 Wichita State Shockers and No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats from the Midwest Region the best game of the NCAA Tournament thus far. That’s lofty praise considering the first four days of the tournament provided much excitement, including five jaw-dropping overtime games — more OT games than the entirety of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

The Amherst Bike Share is a project aimed at generating an on-campus student resource for bicycle rental. The goal behind its development is to promote sustainable travel and recreation to a student population that may not have the tools necessary to participate in an environmentally conscious platform of transportation.

This is a hard topic for me to write about, simply because too much ink has been spilled over it: it's hackneyed, it's cliched, it's what we all say to make conversation with each other when there's nothing to talk about. "So, how about that Val food, eh?" After four years here, we get it. Val's food has a stereotype of not being particularly gourmet. Val's been slowly and steadily improving. Val needs more vegetarian food. Val's trying. Give Val a break.

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The College’s comprehensive fee will surpass $60,000 for the first time next year, President Biddy Martin announced last week.

The comprehensive fee — which consists of tuition, room and board — will be $60,400, a 4.2 percent increase from this year’s fee $57,970. Tuition will rise from the current price of $45,800 to $47,720. Room and board will increase from $12,170 to $12,680.

Before coming to Amherst, I had a very noncommittal stance on my mixed race. I laughed along with both comments of “you’re basically white” and “you’re so Asian.” Depending on the situation, I was one or the other. Without realizing it, I let myself believe that I could only be one race at any given time. When I got an A on a math or science test, I was Asian. When I had slumber parties with my friends, I was white. The only time I was ever really both was when I was explaining to someone “what” I am. My lack of self-confidence only made matters worse.

This article is the second in a four-part series about the four core committees involved in this year’s strategic planning process.

Paty Cardenas is a double major in Spanish and Theater and Dance. Her Theater and Dance thesis, “A quinceañera” will be performed at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater on April 10, 11 and 12. Her advisor is Professor of Theater and Dance Wendy Woodson.

Q: Tell me about your thesis.
A: My thesis is a senior project in performance and I, in collaboration with my cast, have written a play. I am directing it and I will also star in it. Its title is “A quinceañera” and it follows a girl as she celebrates her quinceañera.