The Amherst College women’s golf team kicked off its season with a fourth-placed finish in a field of 12 teams at the two-day NYU Fall Invitational last weekend. Led by an impressive debut from first-year Kate Weiss, Amherst posted a team score of 642 at the par-72 Spook Rock Golf Course.

Weiss paced the squad, finishing tied for eighth, with a 36-hole score of 156. The first-year started with a one-over 73 in the first round on Saturday, good for the second-best individual score of the day. Weiss then posted an 83 on Sunday to cap her weekend.

The Amherst College field hockey team is still hoping to find its momentum after picking up a midweek victory over Keene State before falling to NESCAC foe Middlebury over the weekend. The Jeffs did rebound again, with a 6-1 rout of Springfield College on Tuesday night.

The team bounced back well in its Wednesday contest against Keene after suffering a tough loss to Bowdoin last Saturday.

They secured an early lead over the Owls, as Caroline Fiore ’18 netted her first goal of the season just 11 minutes into play.

This past weekend at the Duke Nelson Invitational, the Amherst men’s golf team posted a 36-hole score of 650, good for share of 16th place, along with UMass Dartmouth, in the field of 25 teams.

At the Middlebury-hosted tournament, sophomore Danny Langa impressed with his two-day total of 156. This excellent performance earned him 17th overall among the field. He improved upon his 81 on Saturday with a 75 the next day, which was the best 18-hole score on the team.

With 17 seconds remaining in Saturday’s contest, Amherst College forward Emily Hester ’17 notched the game-winning goal to lift the Jeffs (4-0-0) to a 2-1 victory over conference rival Middlebury (1-1-1). With the win, the undefeated Jeffs captured their third conference win of the year.

Angie Epifano’s brave letter of Oct. 17, 2012 has stimulated much discussion about sexual violence on college campuses. While I feel progress has been made, we have much further to go in promoting the true spirit of Title IX — the promotion of gender equality and the creation of campus environments where all members of the community enjoy equal opportunities.

Over the next few months, the class of 2019 will be busy making some big decisions — which classes to take, which clubs to join and which Val meals to vow never to eat again. But they will also help make another big decision, which may have more lasting consequences for Amherst: whether the school can have social clubs.

A physicist and a writer walk into a bar. The writer sits and reads a flimsy paperback novel while the physicist pores over several large volumes of physics textbooks. The physics enthusiast then says to the novelist, “I knew a physicist who became a writer because of his lack of imagination.”