As a print publication with nearly 150 years of history, the Amherst Student has a substantial archive of student writing. The Student’s office and the College archives house stacks of aged books with every issue that came before this one and will grow to include each one that will come after. Though this routine does document our history, successfully navigating our records seems harder than one might imagine. For example, how does one approach finding all articles on Asian American identities, or all articles discussing sexual assault?

With the NBA season officially underway this Tuesday, Oct. 25, there is plenty of chatter from hometown fans either high on their hopes or bracing for another mediocre season. The national conversation, however, focuses purely on the rise of the “superteam”, The Golden State Warriors. The Oakland-based squad is the large favorite in Vegas and in the minds of all sports analysts. They were largely regarded as the best team in the league last year, breaking the 1995-96 Bulls’ previously untouchable regular season record. They lost an unprecedented nine games in an 82-game season.

This past weekend, the Amherst women’s soccer team focused all of their energy into beating NESCAC opponent Wesleyan 2-0. This victory marks the eighth win in a row for the purple and white, giving them immense confidence as they head into the final week of regular league play and playoffs.

For the first time since 2007, when Williams defeated the purple and white 20-0, Amherst was shut out in a football contest. The purple and white’s 20-0 loss against little three rival Wesleyan this past Saturday put Amherst’s record at 3-2 for the season. This is the team’s first multiple loss season since the 2012 campaign.
Wesleyan started its first drive at its own 23-yardline and marched 49 yards in eight plays as Mark Piccirillo completed a 31-yard pass to Andrew Mehr to help set up a 45-yard field goal by Ike Fuchs, giving the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.

Last weekend marked the final regular season matchup for the Amherst men’s soccer team, when the purple and white defeated NESCAC rival Wesleyan in double-overtime on Saturday. The result marked head coach Justine Serpone’s 150th career win, and the purple and white now boast an impressive overall record of 12-1-1.

After outshooting Wesleyan eight to six and dominating the majority of the possession, Amherst was disappointed with the scoreless first half.

The Amherst women’s field hockey team went 2-0 in the second to last week of regular season action, pushing their record to 9-1 over their last 10 games. The purple and white faced Smith and Wesleyan on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 22, respectively.

In a matchup with Smith on the purple and white’s home field, the team finished the game with a score of 7-2. Later that weekend, they obtained their 11th win with a score of 4-0 on the road in Middletown, Connecticut.

The Amherst women’s tennis team concluded its fall season, with a mixed bag of results at the Middlebury Invitational. The tournament pitted the young and untested purple and white against NESCAC rivals Middlebury and Williams, as well as local opponent Brandeis University, and Amherst finished with an overall record of 1-4-1.