There’s something quite comforting to be found in the caffeinated, jittery sound that is Toronto-based Indie Rock band, Born Ruffians. The band, inspired by groups like Talking Heads and Pixies, has stayed loyal to the under-produced sound that is quintessentially indie. This remains true for their recent 2015 release, “RUFF.” The album sounds charmingly defiant, yet neat when it needs to be.

The women’s ice hockey team had an impressive run in January, advancing their record to 13-1-3 over the month. The purple and white kicked off the new year with a 4-1 win at home over Southern Maine before hosting NESCAC rival Middlebury.

The men’s swimming and diving team is now 6-2 following Saturday’s loss to MIT (72.5-240.5) and Sunday’s win against Springfield College (223-57). Over interterm, the team enjoyed a thrilling victory of 124-113 over Williams and subsequently traveled to sunny Puerto Rico for a 10-day training trip. Upon their return, the team suffered tough losses to Connecticut College (99-181) and MIT, but were able to bounce back with a decisive victory over Springfield.

With some of the region’s toughest competitors congregating in the Pioneer Valley over interterm, Amherst women’s squash team had their work cut out for them in a grueling weekend of racquets, returns and re-drops. Heading into the competition, Amherst debuted a 1-1 record against Smith and Middlebury. They would leave the invitational boasting an overall record of 6-2, with their only loss of the event coming at the hands of the sixth-ranked Yale Bulldogs.

The Amherst men’s squash team had a busy interterm schedule, first playing two league matches and then hosting the Pioneer Valley Invitational.

Yanzhen Lu is a biochemistry and biophysics major on the biochemistry track. Her thesis focuses on the activity of different forms of the protein HePTP. Her adviser is Professor of Chemistry Anthony Bishop.

Three Amherst College students and graduates have been accepted to the the inaugural class of the Schwarzman Scholars program at China’s Tsinghua University. Servet Bayimli ’16, Richard Altieri ’15 and Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez Sierra ’14 were informed of their acceptance in January and will be among the first members of this program.