The Amherst baseball team faced NESCAC opponents Hamilton and Wesleyan last week and split their four games 2-2, ending their chances at a Little Three title and the top seed in the NESCAC West. With the past four games in the books, the Jeffs stand at 23-7 overall record and finished their conference play with a 9-3 mark in the NESCAC West.

Wes Anderson is back at it again, this time with the shockingly successful money-maker that is “Grand Budapest Hotel.” Three years after the endearing and quietly affecting “Moonrise Kingdom,” a film which highlighted the best aspects of Anderson’s work (visual composition, off-beat dialogue, whimsiness) while moving away from his sometimes stuffy pretentiousness in favor of a story which favored thoughtful emotion over dry intellect. Nonetheless, these were tweeks, not overhauls; it was still quintessentially a Wes Anderson film.

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival has come and gone. New York’s most famous celebration of movies began on April 17 and ended this past Sunday after showing hundreds of feature films, documentaries, and shorts in various cinemas throughout the city. The festival was founded in 2002 by actor Robert De Niro, film producer Jane Rosenthal and real estate investor and philanthropist Craig Hatkoff in an attempt to revitalize Lower Manhattan after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

I’m being completely honest when I say that I believed I wouldn’t have the time or the will to read the latest issue (Issue 07) of The Common in time for this review. The Common, a print and online literary magazine based at Amherst College, publishes fiction, essays, poetry and images that focus on a modern sense of place. Issue 07, which was released this Monday, April 29, promised to be an enriching read, but I doubted how much time I’d have to devote to reading it. Drowning in my research, papers, presentations and labs, I worried constantly about budgeting what little time I had.


The 14th-ranked Amherst men’s lacrosse team picked up a pair of NESCAC wins this past week, including their first NESCAC quarterfinal win in nine years. On Wednesday, April 23, the Jeffs defeated Trinity 18-8, and they followed this performance with a 13-6 win against Bowdoin on Saturday, April 26, avenging their 17-15 regular season loss against the Polar Bears.
On Wednesday, Trinity came out hot, scoring the first two goals of the game, but seniors Devin Acton and Aaron Mathias responded quickly with three goals for the Jeffs.