This past Saturday the Amherst men’s cross country team competed in the NESCAC Championships at Harkness Memorial Park in Waterford, Conn. The Jeffs finished seventh overall at the event.

Williams placed three runners in the top ten and subsequently won the NESCAC title with 51 points. Middlebury took second with 62 points, followed by Tufts in third with 103 points. Trailing these top three teams were Bowdoin (114), Colby (117), Bates (148), Amherst (180), Conn. College (201), Hamilton (234), Wesleyan (258) and Trinity (353).

The Amherst Men’s Rugby team took the pitch against archrival Williams last Saturday, where they demolished the Ephs 34-3.
After jumping out to a quick 10-0 lead in the first half, the Jeffs exploded in the second half to go on a 24-3 run. Junior Jordan Pinsky and Sam Seham ’16 were responsible for Amherst’s tries in the first half.

The Amherst women’s soccer season most likely came to an end this week, with two one-goal losses to Trinity.

The second loss bounced the Jeffs from the NESCAC tournament in the first round, which will more than likely leave them on the outside of the NCAA tournament field.

Amherst and Trinity each entered their final regular season contest with 18 points in conference play, which tied them for fourth place. The winner of Wednesday’s game would therefore host the first round of the eight-team NESCAC tournament.

Heading into the last weekend of regular season play, the Firedogs looked to end the season strong. After a resounding 3-1 victory at Wesleyan, Amherst stumbled to a 3-0 loss to Trinity. Even with the split, Amherst remained in third place in NESCAC heading into the all-important NESCAC tournament this weekend.

Amherst jumped on host Wesleyan early by taking the first game 25-15 behind excellent defense that lead into efficient offense.

In a game with significant NESCAC Championship implications, Amherst football edged the Trinity Bantams 17-16 on Saturday to move to 6-1 on the season.

Playing at home with a large Family Weekend crowd on hand, the Jeffs’ defense came through in the clutch, making several important stops in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. The winning effort was aided by a missed Trinity extra point in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.

On Sunday, we all received an email from Dean Larimore announcing the “Social Cup” initiative — yesterday, Val rolled out a set of fresh blue cups that indicate to fellow students that the user is open to sitting with people he or she does not know. The purpose of the initiative is to promote social mingling in Val and to help those who would like to meet new people express that desire in a clear yet fairly unobtrusive way. This initiative is creative and has the potential to dramatically improve our community at Amherst.

As you can probably tell from my articles, I believe in a pretty radical, leftist politics — not just on a theoretical level, but on the level of actual, practical activism and engagement. That is to say, I believe that studying and agreeing with leftist theory — whether it’s critical race theory, feminist theory, Marxism, etc., etc. — is hypocritical and incomplete without trying to synchronize what you study with how you live.