Forty years ago, a former high school All-American from St. Louis landed at Amherst and, among the preppy New England crowd, felt like a fish out of water. Taking matters into his own hands, he created the Amherst water polo team.Thirty-five years ago, the first female joined the team to begin the program’s storied tradition of being the only competitive coed club sports team at Amherst. Thirty years ago, an inside joke based on Burgess Meredith ’31’s character from the Adam West Batman TV show led to a much needed less racist and more aquatic mascot for the team: the Yo-Ho Penguin.

Injuries are inherent in sport. How do our responses to injuries shape our identity as athletes. Papa Cunny delivers yet again exploring both sides of the argument and also sharing an intense personal experience.

Amherst College field hockey continued its impressive run, beating Smith handily, 4-0, this past Thursday. The Jeffs, winners of 10 straight, now sit at 12-2 on the year and 7-2 in the NESCAC.

Katie Paolano ’16 had a standout game earning four points on the day with her goal and two assists.

This letter was sent by 22 senior professors to President Biddy Martin and Cullen Murphy ‘74, the chair of the Board of Trustees, urging the college to divest from fossil fuels.

Dear Biddy and Cullen,

We write to urge you, and the Board of Trustees, to move toward divesting the college of holdings in those corporations that are committed to fossil fuel extraction to the exclusion of making serious investments in renewable energy.

Dear students,

I am writing to you in an effort to re-imagine how the AAS interacts with student organizations and the student body as a whole. I want to build our relationships based on more than just funding student events. However, I will need your help.

As part of this, I would like to invite you, or your student group, to the next AAS meeting and have you take the floor and walk us through some things you want accomplish this school year. I want to make time every AAS meeting for at least a couple of students to share their vision and help make it a reality.

The idea of admitting women to Amherst once faced bitter opposition from alumni, sharply divided the Board of Trustees and caused heated debates among the faculty and the student body. The matter was settled 40 years ago when Amherst opened its doors to women. So now that we’re all here, is coeducation really superior to other alternatives?

In a competitive non-conference game, the Amherst men’s soccer team’s late game heroics allowed the Jeffs to salvage a tie against the Mount Saint Mary College Knights. With the draw, the Jeffs stand at 10-1-3 overall and 6-1-2 in the NESCAC.

In the first half, the Jeffs appeared to control the pace and flow of the game, outshooting their opponents 7-0 over the initial 45 minutes. Yet, Amherst could not capitalize on any of these scoring opportunities and went into the halftime break tied at 0-0.