The Amherst men’s baseball team ended its season with a 4-1 record on the week against three separate non-conference opponents. The Jeffs beat Wheaton College in extra innings before splitting a doubleheader against Springfield on Saturday and sweeping Colby in another doubleheader on Sunday. Amherst finished their season with a 23-11 record (9-3 NESCAC) as they enter postseason play with the NESCAC tournament this weekend.

A two-RBI Harry Roberson ’18 single in the 10th inning against Wheaton allowed Amherst to claim a 5-3 victory on Thursday, April 30.

Despite falling in last Sunday’s NESCAC championship to rival Tufts, the Amherst men’s lacrosse team received a bid to the NCAA tournament and will continue its season.

On Saturday, May 2, the Jeffs faced fifth-seeded Bates in the NESCAC semifinal at Pratt Field. The purple and white had an exciting 10-8 victory over the Bobcats in which sophomore goalie Cody Tranbarger made 17 saves and Chris Albanese ’17 had a game-high four goals.

For peace to arrive in the Middle East, it must be preceded by humanization. Nobody is doing more on that front than Sayed Kashua.

I recently had the opportunity to hear Kashua speak at Smith College about the creative challenge of writing between worlds. Kashua related his life story to the audience in the context of the political turmoil in the Middle East, injecting bits of humor along the way. The audience — which filled an entire library room and then some — was at times captivated by Kashua’s masterful storytelling and at times in stitches of laughter.

When I applied to join the Social Project Work Group as one of six at-large members appointed by the AAS senate, I was adamant about my antagonistic role. Social clubs, as they had been proposed, would have to be defeated. If not, they would need to be fundamentally transformed. Unfortunately, they have not been. So, today I write to encourage you to vote “no” to social clubs on Thursday. The work group did not resolve the significant problems posed in the open letter 28 students signed last November.

Amherst is often called apolitical. Unlike our counterparts at Wesleyan, Middlebury or Swarthmore, Amherst students are seen as far too busy with academics to engage with the world outside the Pioneer Valley. Our heads are in the clouds discussing Socrates in our “Friendship” seminar while students across the country collectively organize to fight against oppressive power structures and modern-day challenges to liberal ideals of equality.

After a very successful regular season in which No. 2 nationally ranked Amherst went 19-4 (8-0 NESCAC), the top-seeded Jeffs were upended 5-2 in the NESCAC semifinals by archrival and fifth-seeded Williams at Middlebury on Saturday, May 2. The loss snapped a 10-match unbeaten streak for Amherst that dated back to Saturday, March 28. The team’s previous Division III defeat came against Pomona-Pitzer by a score of 6-3 on March 17.

Here in Amherst, the weather is just starting to warm up, and summer is just around the corner. And with summer comes a slew of music festivals across the nation. With nearly every weekend from now to the start of the next academic year booked with festivals of various genres in myriad locations, the opportunities to sport Chocos (or Tevas, if that is more your thing) and appreciate mellifluous jams are endless.