Despite a 10-save effort from junior goalkeeper, Holly Burwick, Amherst (11-3-0) fell to NESCAC rival Connecticut College (11-2-0). A goal by Annie Higgins in the 53rd minute was just enough to boost the Camels to victory.

Although both teams failed to convert in the first half, Conn. owned the shot advantage, edging the Jeffs 9-7. The Camels broke the scoring drought early in the second half when Annie Higgins corralled a through ball from Michelle Medina and delivered a shot into the left corner for what would be the only goal of the game.

Last week, no matter where they were on campus, students couldn’t help but encounter the Black Lives Matter campaign. Posters raising awareness about incidents of police brutality confronted students walking out of Merrill, running to Val, heading home for a quick nap. Students who generally didn’t have to think about this issue much less fear for their lives on a daily basis were forced to confront this blatant inequality. Though some of us normally live our daily lives completely blind to this issue, the campaign pushed us out of the personal (and collective) Amherst bubble.

The Amherst women’s volleyball team hosted the two-day Hall of Fame Tournament this weekend, sweeping Wellesley on Friday evening before falling to MIT in four sets and defeating Brandeis in straight sets on Saturday.

Marialexa Natsis ’18 was named to the all-tournament team, as she floored 16 kills on 27 attempts with just two errors to record a .519 hitting percentage in addition to her six blocks in Amherst’s three games.

With the Amherst football season coming to a close in two weeks, the Amherst Football team is 6-0 after their latest victory.

We support the students who planned a week of activities around the theme #Black Lives Matter. These events, at Amherst College and other campuses across the country, increase awareness about police brutality against minority communities. Moreover, they address issues that figure prominently in many of our political science courses, including state violence, justice and the rule of law, government accountability, racial profiling, political protest, and social movements.

After my freshman year of college, I was right back to lying on the carpet of my best friend’s room, catching up on everything we’d missed for the past six months.

My best friend said, “I guess I had sex with two guys over the year. Well, sort of three, but the last one doesn’t count.”

“Doesn’t count?” said my other friend who was draped over the futon and looking up from her phone.

As members of the Department of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies (SWAGS), we support the organizers and participants of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. We join their call to widen the dialogue within and beyond the college, including through the links they have made to the national #BlackLivesMatter networks. We are better for their engagement and compassion.

We thank the courageous students, faculty, and staff who have testified to the impact of police brutality and unequal justice on their own lives, and therefore on all of us.