Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Friday, November 18, 2022
Sports Section Editor
Number of Articles: 9
First Article: November 2, 2010
Latest Article: December 4, 2012
By Matt Fernald '13
December 4, 2012
Matt Fernald ’13 writes regarding Keefe Campus Center space re-allocation and
the AAS poll sent to students on Wednesday, November 27.
A lot has been discussed regarding the results of last week’s AAS poll. Here’s
I don’t think anyone disagrees that the MRC and the WC need to emerge from the
eerie shadows of the basement and find more prominent spaces, but there is much
disagreement on how it is to be done. Should we move the game room? The CCE?
Two-thirds of a mere 600 or so voted t
October 17, 2012
Matt Fernald ’13 discusses the priorities of the AAS.
Two decisions made by the AAS have come to my attention, and I think the student
body should be made aware of them.
I learned of the first from my friend in the Outing Club, who told me that the
AAS recently chose to stop giving them funding food for their trips, which
amounts to $250 per semester.
The second was the decision to reportedly spend $3000 on a late-night ice cream
sundae event at Val.
While I am fully supportive of late-night V
March 7, 2012
Matt Fernald ’13 writes on his personal response about mass mailings on campus.
To the Student Body:
My name is Matt Fernald. A fair number of you know me as a friend, a friend of a
friend, a Zumbye or a name that pops up now and then. You may also know me as
the guy who spammed the school about not spamming the school. Responses were,
shall we say… mixed. It is for this reason that I write.
I must first apologize for the sarcastic nature of my email. It runs against an
issue that has long wo
March 9, 2011
This past weekend, the men and women’s indoor track teams travelled to NYU to
compete in the ECAC Div. III Championships. The men took fourth place in the
field of 53 teams while the women took seventh out of 47.
In the opening races, junior superstar Ben Scheetz broke yet another school
record in the 500-meter dash with a first-place finish in 1:02.74. On the
women’s side, senior Susan Wasserman also set a new school standard with her
time of 1:17.30, beating the previous record by nearly a se
The women’s hockey team took to the road this past weekend to play a pair of
games at Middlebury, hoping to take home their second NESCAC title in as many
years. They began their campaign against Trinity, eventually winning a tight
game 4-3 in overtime on a clutch goal from Ellen Swiontkowski ’12. They advanced
to the final on Sunday against the NESCAC’s top team in Middlebury, who had
dealt a crushing 4-0 defeat to Bowdoin the day before. The women found
themselves playing from behind for most
March 2, 2011
Amherst had played the Mules in a regular season double-header at home a month
ago, winning two close games. A hat trick’s worth of wins over Colby would have
sent them to the NESCAC Semifinals for a fifth consecutive year, and the Jeffs
played like they knew it. The Jeffs just about blanketed the ice with their
speed, smothering Colby goaltender Brianne Wheeler with shots.
Within the first three minutes, the women had knocked their sturdy opponents
onto their back hooves. First-year Courtney B
February 23, 2011
On Tuesday, Amherst took to the ice against the NEC Pilgrims. The Jeffs put on a
clinic early on, displaying rock-solid defense while jumping out to a 2-0 lead.
Immediately after Amherst’s second goal midway through the second period, the
Pilgrims struck back with a goal of their own. The Jeffs thoroughly dominated
the second period, outshooting the Pilgrims 11-1, but the other team won the
battle of percentages and trailed by one mere goal at the start of the third.
The third began much the sa
November 12, 2010
The Lord Jeffs were led by a strong showing from first-year Angie Epifano, who
ran in the head pack for the entire race, finally taking ninth overall on the
six-kilometer course with her time of 23:02, a fantastic showing for a
first-year in her first championship race.
Senior Mercedes Taylor followed that leading example taking 12th place with a
time of 23:09. Sophomore Sarah Daly, whose time of 23:12 earned her 13th
Next to cross the line for the women was yet another freshma
November 2, 2010
For the men, the meet was disappointing, exacerbated by their lack of a full
squad; for the women, however, it was a testament to how dangerous a team they
In a race in which not a single senior finished in the top 10, the Jeffs’ numero
uno, sophomore Ali Simeone, ran confidently to a fifth-place finish overall with
a time of 22:33.
Although she finished behind both Williams sophomores Jennifer Gossels and Annie
Dear, as well as behind two Middlebury freshmen, her strong position w