Saoirse Ronan (“The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) and Emory Cohen (“The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Gambler”) dazzle in “Brooklyn,” a historical drama set in the early 1950s. The film is directed by John Crowley (“Intermission” and “True Detective”) and is based on Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same title. “Brooklyn” depicts a young Irish woman’s immigration to America and the hardships that come with it.

Sophie Currin ’17
Staff Writer

I walked into the McCaffrey Room in Keefe on Friday at noon to hear Alexandra Theall ’19 share her personal rendition on the beauty of life, or as she so eloquently deems it, “The Improbability of Existence.”

“The Other Side” is the next production in a series of senior projects undertaken by the theater and dance majors at Amherst College. Written by senior philosophy and theater and dance double major Pepper Dee, “The Other Side” will invigorate the Holden Theater stage Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.

The Amherst women’s hockey team worked as a team on and off the ice this weekend during its doubleheader against Connecticut College. Coming into the weekend, the Jeffs stood at the top of the NESCAC standings with a 5-0-2 conference record, while the Camels ranked third in the NESCAC with a record of 5-3-2. The Jeffs skated to a 3-1 victory over the Camels on Saturday, while taking their first NESCAC loss of the season on Sunday 3-0. Sunday also marked the Jeffs’ annual Pink in the Rink event, which helped raise funds for the breast cancer awareness.

An Amherst duo has sought out an opportunity to implement social change while embarking on a modern-day adventure. On July 11 David Lander ’17, Thomas Bull ’16 and a hometown friend, Percy Stogdon (University of Chicago ’17) will take off from London for the Mongol Rally. The Mongol Rally, founded in 2004 by a group called the Adventurists, calls itself “the greatest motoring adventure on the planet.” Raising money for a charity of their choice along the way, groups traverse a highly unpredictable 10,000 miles.

On Jan. 7, two French brothers of Algerian descent stormed into the Charlie Hebdo offices in the 11th arrondissement of Paris and unleashed a barrage of bullets onto the magazine’s employees during a weekly staff meeting. In total, the attack took the lives of 12 individuals while injuring 11 others. The attackers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, proclaimed allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a group that has consistently coordinated attacks against Western interests.

Today, people are far too quick to allege racism, and even quicker to mistake disparate impact for it. From graffiti in Ferguson saying, “The only good cop is a dead cop” to unsanctioned protests in New York City where protesters chanted, “What do we want? Dead cops!” the police have been the most recent to fall victim to such allegations.