Two weeks into conference play, the Amherst softball team (12-4 overall and 3-2 in NESCAC) stretched its win streak to five games, beating Wesleyan in back to back contests the weekend of March 28, before dropping a three-game series to Middlebury this past weekend.

Though the team was originally scheduled to play home games, poor weather conditions moved the Wesleyan series to Middletown, Conn.

After convincing defeats of Babson and Skidmore, the fourth-ranked Amherst women’s tennis team knocked off MIT on Sunday to win the Nor’easter Bowl championship, hosted by Wellesley College. The Jeffs’ three victories ran their win streak to six matches, and their overall dual match record to 8-2.

The Jeffs completed another solid stretch of play, sweeping their series over Hamilton, winning their home opener over Springfield College and taking two out of three from Williams.

Inclement weather forced Amherst to travel to Baseball Heaven in Long Island, N.Y. for a two-game series against Hamilton on Friday, March 28. Good pitching led the way for the Jeffs in the doubleheader, as senior starting pitchers Fred Shepard and Dylan Driscoll proved to be too much for the Continentals’ bats.

The men’s lacrosse team played three important NESCAC games in the past two weeks. The Jeffs had a one-goal loss to Middlebury, followed by two big wins over Wesleyan last Wednesday and Colby this past Saturday. Amherst is now 4-2 in the NESCAC and 8-2 on the season.

If you were to ask students what the greatest health concern is here at Amherst College, they might give answers such as the binge-drinking culture, or maybe the recent measles breakout over at Smith. However, there is a major health concern that flies under the radar even though it affects a significant number of students on a daily basis. It can go quiet and unnoticed, and if it is noticed, it is often brushed off.

Even though the winter has just begun to leave our lives for the next eight months, it is still coming for “Game of Thrones.” After a ten-month hiatus, the hit HBO series is back and I am happy to report that its premiere on Sunday was nearly flawless. Although I have read the books, I promise not to reveal any future developments for this season. But, before I go any further, let me get one thing out of the way…SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SERIES UP UNTIL THIS POINT!

It’s all part of a cycle that started before most of us were even born. Members of Saturday Night Live leave, viewers get upset and they become convinced that no one could ever replace the old core group. Then, when the new cast is busy getting their bearings, people switch off, angry that their expectations of Chevy-Chase-falling-down-stairs levels of hilarity aren’t being instantly met.