Right in the midst of thesis season for Amherst’s Theater and Dance Department, Evan Paul ’18 sat down with one of the stars of one of the numerous pieces being presented. First-year student Irisdelia Garcia just finished a three-performance run as the lead in senior Valerie Rodriguez’s final project, “Grow Up, Already!”

“Exactitudes”, an ongoing art project started in 1994 by the Dutch photographers Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, is first and foremost a work about recognition and confrontation. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 20 years. The name is a contraction of “exact” and “attitude” and at the same time the French word for precision or accuracy.

Since its founding in 1971 as a themed series of lectures, films, courses and theatrical performances, the Copeland Colloquium has sought to engage members of the Amherst College community uniquely and intentionally. This year, the Copeland Colloquium’s events have been centered around the theme of translation and its role in today’s culture. Last week, members of the Colloquium editorial board revealed a literary contest that had a cash prize of $200. The contest will be coordinated by the Copeland Colloquium alongside the student-run literary and arts magazine, Circus.

Third-seeded Amherst College women’s basketball topped Colby 62-40 at LeFrak Gymnasium Saturday, clinching a berth to the NESCAC Semifinal with their 110th consecutive home win. With the victory Amherst improves to 23-2 on the season.

Amherst shot 53.3 percent (24-45) from the floor and 66.7 percent (10-15) from the line while holding Colby to 25 percent (14-56) shooting and 60.0 percent (6-10) from the charity stripe.

My favorite part of the dreary month of February is Oscar Sunday: a night to be distracted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood stars as they award each other gold trophies for making million-dollar movies. Cynicism aside, I was very excited to see Neil Patrick Harris bring his Broadway talent to the Oscar stage. Although I expected a night of musical numbers, cheesy jokes and heartwarming speeches — not much different from the last 10 Academy Awards I’ve watched — I was in for a surprise.

Men’s swim and dive were runners-up in the 2015 NESCAC championships Feb. 20-22. The team had five first-place finishes and set one pool record and two school records to finish the meet with 1,579 points. Fifteen swimmers will be competing in NCAA regionals next weekend.

Men’s ice hockey came away with two big victories this past weekend to send the team into the NESCAC playoffs as the second seed in the conference. Amherst will ride a four-game win streak into playoff action. Friday night, the Jeffs faced a potent Middlebury team, but shut them down with a 4-0 win. Saturday afternoon, in a big rivalry game with playoff implications, the Jeffs again persevered as they overcame a two-goal deficit to the Ephs to win 5-3.