Sitting on a small patch of grass against the wall of the dark studio, audiences waited to see the senior thesis show, “Destiny.” Written and directed by senior Daejione Jones, “Destiny” tells the story of a young girl who goes from the being homeless in California to attending Amherst College.


The men’s indoor track and field team won the 2015 ECAC Div. III indoor track and field championships last weekend. The purple and white scored 42 points in the two-day meet for first-place in the 56-team field.

A strong showing in the mid-distance events led Amherst to victory. Kevin Connors ‘17 claimed the only individual win of the meet for the Jeffs, winning the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:59.33.

The Amherst College women’s lacrosse team began its season strong, providing high-scoring contests over its first stretch of games. The team now stands at 2-1 on the season.

Hosting Bates on Saturday, Feb. 28, the team gave fans a show in the season opener, beating the Bobcats by a 14-6 score.
Rachel Passarelli ’16 and Coco Kusiak ’17 provided the main spark for the Jeffs, scoring four goals each.

The men’s lacrosse team rolled to two decisive wins this past week, remaining undefeated on the season at 4-0. On March 7, Amherst cruised to a 20-4 victory in front of a crowd of 275 for their home opener against Bowdoin.The Jeffs then traveled to Skidmore on March 10, where they came away with a 16-7 win.

Charlie Gill ’16 started things off early on Saturday, scoring the first goal of the game just 28 seconds into play. Under a minute later, fellow junior Dylan Park notched a goal of his own, and Quinn Moroney ’16 added one more to wrap up the first-quarter scoring.

The Amherst women’s basketball team had a successful weekend as they traveled down to New York Univeristy to play for a spot in the Sweet 16. On Friday evening, the Jeffs faced off against Eastern University in the Jerome S. Coles gym. The Eagles came into the tournament led by the coach of the year, player of the year, and rookie of the year for match for the Jeffs. After defeating the Eagles, Amherst faced New York University the next day and was again victorious.

After falling to the 20th-ranked St. John Fisher College this past Saturday, men’s basketball saw their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA tournament ended in the second round following a victory over Sage College in the opening round. Following their loss to St. John Fisher, Amherst was unable to secure a fifth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 and finished the 2014-2015 season with a 21-8 overall record.

Russell Westbrook led his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 108-104 victory over Toronto on Sunday, putting up 30 points, 17 assists and 10 rebounds in the process. Amazingly, this type of performance has become just another day for Westbrook, who — in the absence of Kevin Durant — is averaging a triple-double since the all-star break: 34.3 points, 11.4 assists and 10.2 rebounds. His scoring is fueled by a historic usage rate of 38.5 percent, which is just a notch below Kobe Bryant’s record rate of 38.7 percent, achieved in 2005-2006.