Students walk out and occupy Hopkins

On Nov. 18, hundreds of students walked out of classes and occupied Hopkins… Read the full article →

Students walk out and occupy Hopkins Students walk out and occupy Hopkins

Outdoor ice skating rink to come to Dodd Circle this Winter Study

As the fall semester draws to a close, students look forward to Winter Study.… Read the full article →

Outdoor ice skating rink to come to Dodd Circle this Winter Study Outdoor ice skating rink to come to Dodd Circle this Winter Study

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

News

Students walk out and occupy Hopkins

December 7, 2016

On Nov. 18, hundreds of students walked out of classes and occupied Hopkins Hall, urging President Adam Falk to declare the College a sanctuary campus. The protestors also condemned President-elect Donald Trump’s policies targeting minority groups and urged administration and community members to commit to protecting the College’s vulnerable students. At 11:30 a.m., more than […]

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Former student sues the College for handling of Title IX complaint

December 7, 2016

Last month, a former student filed a civil action against the College for alleged Title IX violations. In addition to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the plaintiff and his lawyer, Stacey Elin Rossi, claim that the College failed to comply with the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, the Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Practices […]

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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

In defense of identity politics: Progressive politics needs to address more than class issues

December 7, 2016

In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, political pundits have rushed to explain the causes of Hillary Clinton’s electoral defeat. Some popular critiques have rested on the weaknesses of Clinton as a candidate and the anger of many voters towards the economic conditions of the white working class. However, another prominent explanation, coming surprisingly from […]

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Hate speech, safe spaces: The College’s duty to protect and failure to follow through

December 7, 2016

After Donald Trump’s election on Nov. 8, much of the nation grieved. The country felt like the site of a crime scene. Life and vitality were drained from the tearful faces of students. Boxes of tissue lined the perimeter of Paresky. Bloodshot eyes prevented us from looking ahead towards the future. The bell rang solemnly […]

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Features

Behind the Uniform: Andrew Briggs

December 7, 2016

Andrew Briggs begins his shift as a custodian at 5:30 a.m. every weekday. Briggs is a Berkshire native who has lived in this area for all of his life. Before coming to the College, Briggs worked in different mills. “I’m giving up my age here,” Briggs joked, “but where MASS MoCA [Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary […]

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German market celebrates the holidays and helps the hungry

December 7, 2016

On Saturday, Williamstown hosted its very own miniature version of what is known as the Christkindlmarkt. Germany is well known for its centuries-old tradition of Christmas markets during the holiday season. Many cold hands and empty stomachs flocked to the German food fair nestled on the corner of Bank Street and Spring Street where passersby […]

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Arts

‘State of Disobedience’ empowers and inspires viewers

December 7, 2016

In the Williams College Museum of Art’s downstairs gallery, as part of the show entitled State of Disobedience, visitors are confronted by a large-scale portrait of a man, staring them down, holding a cigarette, wearing a shirt that reads “Fuck you you fuckin’ fuck.” State of Disobedience is curated by Anna Kelley, a second-year graduate […]

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CURED magazine opens the lid on the world of preservation

December 7, 2016

Few would think of putting a leg of prosciutto in a bright pink stiletto, and even fewer would think of putting that on the cover of a magazine. But Professor of Russian Darra Goldstein, editor-in-chief of the new CURED magazine, did just that. And Goldstein’s magazine, like a piece of preserved pork dressed in high […]

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Sports

Men’s hockey ties Tufts, downs Conn.

December 7, 2016

Men’s hockey (2–2–1, 2–1–1 in the NESCAC) beat Conn. College 8–4 on Saturday. The Ephs outshot the Camels 40–22 for their second win. On Saturday, the first period opened with both teams making solid offensive charges and crucial defensive plays. The Ephs pulled ahead and posted the first point of the game with a power […]

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Women’s swimming beats Boston College

December 7, 2016

Facing tough competition from Div. I Boston College on Saturday, the women’s swim team raced to victory by a score of 183 to 117, extendeding its win streak to three consecutive meets.  Williams claimed victory in every event except one. The first event was the 200 medley relay. Claiming the first victory of the day […]

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