What’s the first image that pops into your head when you hear the word “design”? Do you see Ferraris? Curtain catalogues? Starving hipsters? Or do you imagine an open-concept industrial warehouse where professionals from the full range of intelligences work simultaneously to turn forward-thinking insights into real-life consumer products and services that likely have improved your own life?

The Amherst women’s soccer team is continuing to find a rhythm, picking up three more wins in the past few days to run their winning streak to six games. The streak came on the heels of the Jeffs’ defeat at the hands of Tufts, their only loss of the year, and has included five road victories.

Amherst secured the only home victory of the streak last Tuesday, when they beat Eastern Conn. State 4-1. The Jeffs dominated the game, holding an overwhelming 30-6 advantage in shots. Megan Kim ’16 scored twice, and Sarah Duffy ’14 and Hannah Cooper ’14 added tallies.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 wasn’t a day for the record books. Well, actually, it was — the Red Sox became the first team to be no-hit through five innings in consecutive playoff games. Even with that dubious footnote in sports history, however, that Sunday became a day unlike any other.

The Amherst men’s tennis team had a busy yet extremely successful fall break weekend. The Jeff split squads with one playing two dual matches against Johns Hopkins and Carnegie Mellon and the other played at Bates in the Wallach Invitational.

Going into Saturday, the Jeffs knew they were going to face some tough competition. After doubles play, the team was extremely satisfied with their results, and it proved to be the difference in the match. The Jeffs won by an overall match score of 5-4.

Behind an impressive fourth quarter effort, Amherst football (4-0) escaped Colby with their fourth win of the season on Saturday.

After struggling for much of three quarters, the Jeffs offense finally came alive when it mattered most, putting together two scoring drives to erase a seven-point fourth quarter deficit and earn a 14-10 victory. In the wake of three relatively easy wins to begin the season, this was the Jeffs’ first true test, and the team came through in the clutch.

“I’ve just finished filming my work on the next ‘Hunger Games,’” Jeffrey Wright, class of ’87, casually said. Starring in big name films is nothing new for Wright, who’s played roles in dozens of high budget commercial films. Indeed, this Emmy, Golden Globe, and AFI Award-winning actor — appearing on big screens worldwide — is an exceptional member of Amherst College’s already impressive list of alumni.

Growing Up in D.C.

Attending Amherst in the mid 1970s, it likely would have been impossible to hide oneself from the larger political and social issues that gripped the U.S. as a whole. These issues manifested themselves at Amherst as well: the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and the rise of the environmental justice movement. However, while many saw and understood these issues, few actively contributed to social justice initiatives.