Ron Bashford’s production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” ran in Kirby Theater from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. The house was packed for all four performances, and audience members ranged from toddlers to students to grandparents.

Marsh Haunted Haus is a beloved Halloween tradition at Amherst, and this year’s haunted house exceeded all expectations. The masterminds behind Saturday night’s event, Helen Montie ’18, Julia Pretsfelder ’18, Antonella Dominguez ’18 and Brian Beaty ’17 created a story that threaded together the various horror scenes displayed throughout Marsh.

Last Friday, ESPN announced that it was shutting down Grantland, its critically acclaimed sports and culture website. The move was not entirely unexpected, given that ESPN decided not to renew Bill Simmons’ contract in May.

Simmons was Grantland’s founding editor and its biggest source of traffic — without him the site would never have existed. ESPN is also going through broader cutbacks — besides Simmons, the company parted ways with television personalities Colin Cowherd and Keith Olbermann in recent months — and Grantland was a natural place to save some money.

Amherst women’s volleyball wrapped up regular season play this week with back-to-back NESCAC wins over Trinity and Wesleyan on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, but suffered a close loss to an impressive Springfield team on Oct. 28.

The Amherst College men’s cross country team competed in its fifth meet of the season this past weekend, and standout Mohamed Hussein ’18 claimed his fourth individual first-place title. Amherst earned a collective second-place finish at the NESCAC championship meet.

Williams was the lone team to beat Amherst, and the Ephs earned 36 points to claim their fourth consecutive NESCAC championship.

Amherst’s second-place finish placed them above Tufts, Hamilton and Middlebury who took third, fourth and fifth respectively.

After clinching two decisive victories over Wesleyan (6-7-2, 3-5-2) and Trinity (11-5, 6-4) to wrap-up regular season competition, the women’s soccer team suffered a heartwrenching 2-1 loss to sixth-ranked Middlebury (7-4-5, 4-3-3) in final 20 seconds of the NESCAC tournament quarterfinals. Amherst entered the tournament ranked third in the NESCAC and 19th in the nation, and now they anxiously wait, hoping to receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament.

Following a commanding homecoming victory against Wesleyan that pushed its record to 14-0-0, men’s soccer was unable to sustain this level of dominance in its past two matchups. Amherst saw its 14-game win streak come to an end following a 1-1 draw against Trinity to close out the regular season, before the No. 1-seeded Jeffs fell to the No. 8-seeded Cardinals, 1-0, and snapped a 15-game unbeaten streak, in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament. The Jeffs now stand at 14-1-1 heading into the NCAA Tournament and are ranked seventh nationally.