The men’s cross country team is well into a very competitive fall season, but they have taken the time to work on two community engagement projects between races and practices.

Three weeks ago at the Williams Invitational, senior All-American Keri Lambert lost her lead in the race’s final stretch and was promptly outkicked by Middlebury’s Addie Tousley to lose first place. That loss, it seems, has sparked something dangerous in the Amherst native.

Over fall break the women’s cross country team traveled to Westfield State to race in the 43-team James Earley Invitational.

Currently in its sixth season, “The Big Bang Theory” is a sitcom that revolves around the lives four nerdy scientists and their friendships with Penny, an aspiring actress and waitress at The Cheesecake Factory. Roommates Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) and Leonard Hofstader (Johnny Galecki), both physicists, live in an apartment across the hall from the beautiful and blonde Penny (Kaley Cuoco).

Field hockey rebounded in a big way from two straight overtime losses, beating archrival Williams 3-2 at home on Oct. 6.

The Lord Jeffs continued their winning ways against Colby with a decisive 6-0 victory on Saturday only to fall in overtime yet again on Sunday, this time to highly-ranked Bowdoin.

Coming into the Williams game riding a three-game losing streak for the first time since 2006, the team started the game the dominant side, winning five penalty corners within the first 10 minutes alone.

A common question that we all ask ourselves here at Amherst College deals with the purpose of a liberal arts education. Why liberal arts? Why are we here? We come to answer this question from a variety of perspectives as time goes by. Through our daily experience, we regularly redefine what it means to us. We redefine it after a very exciting class that we would have never taken if not for Amherst, after attending a poetry society meeting in the Mead Art Museum, or after cheering for our school during a game.

Led by senior captain Liz Monty, the Lady Jeffs golf team ended their fall play with two successful tournaments, taking fifth at the Williams Fall Invitational over fall break before tying for third at the Wellesley Invitational.

Held over a rainy weekend at the Taconic Golf Club, the Williams Fall Invitational proved a difficult weekend for the 14 schools involved. Over the first day, only two players shot a score below 80.

The Firedogs have resurrected their season by winning five out of their last six games, including three NESCAC matchup, to move to 11-5 overall.