On Wednesday night, cartoonist Alison Bechdel delivered a lecture about how she became a comic. She also discussed the subject matter of her two books — secrets, sexuality and family. However, she did not discuss what brought me to Converse Hall that evening: the Bechdel Test. In 1985, Bechdel devised a method of ascertaining whether a movie is sexist. In order to pass the test, the movie must have:

1. More than one named woman character.
2. These characters talking to each other.
3. Them conversing about a subject other than men.

I’ve been thinking about that phrase, “You are what you eat.” I always assumed the saying meant you literally are what you eat, so if you eat only pork you might end up resembling a pig. However, I recalled the saying while thinking about what my eating habits say about me. Suddenly, I am what I eat. No, I’m not a cow when I eat burgers or a rabbit when I eat my heaping Val salad, but my personality manifests itself in my eating habits.

In the midst of daily crises over impending finals, I always try to find time at the end of the year to reflect on the media releases that did the most to keep me sane in the previous months, as well as to discover anything I may have missed. Thinking back, 2013 wasn’t a bad year when it comes to film, and I originally thought I’d use this space to remind everyone why that is the case. But then I realized that, despite all the great films I’d seen so far this year, so many of the films I’d been looking forward to have yet to come out.

Recently, it’s often been the case that the year’s biggest sports story is also the most unexpected — and the strangest. The thrill of a championship race or a historic individual performance can no longer satisfy America’s collective sports nation. Now, at every turn, we eagerly await scandal, shame and disgrace, as if that’s what sports is really all about to us. When it comes to sports, we are gluttons for the latest episode of moral turpitude.

The men’s squash team opened up the season at home on Saturday, Nov. 16 and were in mid season form, sweeping the Huskies of Northeastern 9-0.

Seven of the eight matches were won by decisive 3-0 decisions. Noah Browne ’16 secured the win in the number one spot defeating Evan Jacobson 11-9 in the first game, an impressive 11-1 in the second and securing the victory with an 11-6 win in the final game.

In the number two spot, David Kerr ’14 edged out a win 14-12 in the first game before finishing off the match with 11-7 and 11-3 wins respectively in games two and three.

As defending National Champions, the Jeffs picked up right where they left off on Saturday, earning a 96-78 road win against Brooklyn.

With six players in double figures, the Jeffs offered a preview of a multifaceted attack that they hope will carry them into contention for another title.

Amherst jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the contest and was never seriously challenged; in the second half, they led by as much as 27 points.

The Amherst Women’s Squash Team swept Northeastern in its season opener this past Saturday. The Jeffs had an impressive start to the 2013-2014 season, only dropping one of twenty-eight games. Sophomore Ericka Robertson defeated Jenny Janeck of the Huskies in the number one spot with a 3-1 finish. The other members of the sophomore class had an impressive day as well. Meyha Sud ’16, Taryn Clary ’16, Khushy Aggarwal ’16, and Corri Johnson ’16 handily defeated their Husky opponents by a combined 110 points.