Pop star Wang Leehom ’98 returns to woo students

“The Mountains” have never sounded this good, but I guess the song isn’t… Read the full article →

Pop star Wang Leehom ’98 returns to woo students Pop star Wang Leehom ’98 returns to woo students

Berkshire Doula Project educates community on reproductive rights

The Berkshire Doula Project is a new club on campus seeking to provide doula… Read the full article →

Berkshire Doula Project educates community on reproductive rights Berkshire Doula Project educates community on reproductive rights

Women’s soccer advances to NCAA Round of 16

On Sunday, women’s soccer (17–0–2, 9–0–2 in the NESCAC) defeated Wentworth… Read the full article →

Women’s soccer advances to NCAA Round of 16 Women’s soccer advances to NCAA Round of 16

Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ startles to provoke change

Things don’t quite add up in Until, Nick Cave’s massive, darkly optimistic… Read the full article →

Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ startles to provoke change Nick Cave’s ‘Until’ startles to provoke change

Images Cinema celebrates 100 years of film excellence

This month, Images Cinema celebrates its 100-year anniversary. Before it… Read the full article →

Images Cinema celebrates 100 years of film excellence Images Cinema celebrates 100 years of film excellence

News

Two students admit to vandalizing Griffin Hall on Saturday

November 16, 2016

On Saturday morning, two students vandalized Griffin Hall to bring attention to the potential impact of the presidential election on campus.  The students poured a red wood-stain substance resembling blood down the main stairwell of Griffin Hall and wrote “AMKKK KILL” in the stairwell. In addition, the perpetrators splattered the stain substance around the lobby […]

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Approval Ratings Fall ’16: Psych services approval drops by 26

November 16, 2016

In this semester’s Record biannual approval rating poll, opinions of eight institutions increased since the poll was conducted last spring. The approval rating of the Neighborhood system increased from 57 percent to 75 percent. The approval rating of the Office of Informational Technology increased from 80 percent to 90 percent. The Career Center’s approval rating […]

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Editorials

Responding to prejudice: The College’s responsibility to address post-election events

November 16, 2016

In addition to the repulsive nature of the vandalism in Griffin Hall and the troubling decision of students to protest the election in that way, the administration’s response to the defacement was lacking. If the College is going to ensure the safety and welfare of all of its students, it must do better in instances […]

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Information, not appropriation: College outreach can help prevent harm on Halloween

November 2, 2016

The Office of Student Life (OSL), faculty members and the administration took productive steps this year in advance of Halloween to inform students about cultural appropriation. The information was intended to prevent students from wearing costumes that might mock or caricature a culture. Overall, we find the College’s new efforts commendable. But  there are several […]

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Op-Eds

On athletic insurance coverage

November 16, 2016

To the Editor: Since athletic injuries at the College are not systematically reported by the Record or the College, it is difficult to appreciate what the insurance burden comes to and who pays it. Unfortunately, it is hardly a rare situation for complications of some injuries to go well beyond the two-year limit of College […]

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The end of ordinary: Continuing our commitment to justice against all odds

November 16, 2016

Here is how my life was going to go. I was going to graduate from the College. I was going to serve a tour in the Army doing civil affairs work to pay back the debt that I owe this country. Then I was going to become a professor or a politician or a lawyer. […]

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Features

Wild Oats offers new cooking series

November 16, 2016

Wild Oats Market has begun a series of in-store cooking demonstrations in an effort to teach their customers how to prepare foods at home that are similar to those sold in the market.  David Durfee, the manager of Wild Oats, emphasized that, while the store does not have a special teaching kitchen in house, it […]

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Off-campus jobs give students experience outside the bubble

November 16, 2016

It’s hard to miss Olivia Jackson ’17 beneath the gleaming chandelier and swathes of luxury fabrics. A center piece is adjusted here and incense is lit there, until the atmosphere is just right for the next set of customers that happen to saunter into Ruby Sparks. Ruby Sparks is a women’s clothing store on Spring […]

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Arts

Pop star Wang Leehom ’98 returns to woo students

November 16, 2016

“The Mountains” have never sounded this good, but I guess the song isn’t usually performed on piano by “King of Chinese Pop” Wang Leehom ’98, as it was for a surprise opening of his concert in Chapin Hall Monday night. It’s uncanny to think Wang, the best-selling Mandarin-language musician of his generation and four-time winner […]

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‘The Skriker’ adeptly provides a bleak yet poignant view of the future

November 16, 2016

The late Leonard Cohen’s deep voice greets viewers of the theatre department’s performance of Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker with a pessimistic plea: “Give me back the Berlin wall / Give me Stalin and Saint Paul / I’ve seen the future brother / It is murder.” The stage orientation of The Skriker, directed by Kameron Steele, […]

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Sports

Women’s soccer advances to NCAA Round of 16

November 16, 2016

On Sunday, women’s soccer (17–0–2, 9–0–2 in the NESCAC) defeated Wentworth 1–0 on a second-half goal from Alison Lu ’20 to advance to the third round of the Div. III championships for the fourth straight season. The home side dominated the possession, but it took until the second half to break through against its resolute […]

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Ephs earn second place at Regionals

November 16, 2016

Women’s cross country battled it out with NCAA No. 2 ranked MIT Saturday at New England Regionals, hosted by Westfield State, placing second with 71 points, just 3 points short of MIT’s 68. Tufts placed third with 77 points, making for a tightly packed and highly competitive race in one of the most high-performing regions […]

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