Five members of the Amherst College men’s indoor track and field team competed at the 2015 NCAA Division III championships on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Amherst claimed 32nd overall in the 66-team field.

In Friday’s action, Mohamed Hussein ’18, one of two Amherst athletes to qualify for an individual event on the national stage, ran the 5,000-meter run after qualifying at the NEICAAA championships. The first-year crossed the line in a time of 14:57.63 to claim 13th overall.

Amherst makes a promise to its students: that it is small enough to treat us as humans rather than statistics or human capital. Like many students, my time at Amherst has been colored in shades of pain. In my most vulnerable moments, the school did not provide adequate support. Today, I conceive of Amherst quite differently from how I did as a starry-eyed first-year. With that said, I still love Amherst to its core. I have to believe that Amherst can live up to its narrative about itself. I am writing today because I haven’t given up on this school — I want it to come into its own.

In a 2013 Rolling Stone interview, keyboardist Ben Lovett announced, “There won’t be any Mumford & Sons activities for the foreseeable future,” signaling the end of the band’s four year monopoly on the folk rock industry.

Pumpkins, lizards, mice and a tattered dress are the main ingredients to a magical night with a prince — with the help of a fairy godmother, that is. The classic European folktale “Cinderella” has been told, written and filmed for ages. Perhaps the most iconic adaptation of them all is the 1950 Disney animated film “Cinderella.” Since the release of the Disney classic, the company has spent the past 65 years adapting 11 other folktales to create a Disney Princess franchise.

A few days before spring break began, I found myself taking some time out of the busy week to hike through the light rain to Amherst Books for the evening. Even though I took the short route through the parking lot across from Val, I was still a minute late, walking into the back room of the store at 8:01. Sheltered from the cold, almost slushy drops of water, I instantly relaxed once I entered the room: Filled with Amherst English professors and their students, and some others, the warm atmosphere was characterized by light conversation and the crumble and crunch of cookies.

The Russian avant-garde emerged as the revolution dissolved the nation-state and made chaos an everyday reality. The past burned as the present moment magnified to harbor the uncertain future. In the project of drawing the future from the present, these artists unilaterally rejected received forms: they considered their culture’s bourgeois past to be tainted by toxic ideology. The avant-garde chose to service the revolution by creating new forms to sculpt utopian subjectivity — to shape the minds of citizens into the image of their dream.

This Friday at 7 p.m, Lucas Lebovitz ’15 will take the stage of Buckley Recital Hall to present a showcase of contemporary classical and jazz music as part of the senior thesis presentation, “The Jukebox.” Lebovitz invites the audience on a journey through sounds of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The concert will spotlight the original compositions of Lebovitz, which he will perform alongside the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, in an effort to journey back to the golden age of big band jazz.