Men’s soccer extends undefeated start

Men’s soccer (4–1–0, 2–0 in the NESCAC) continued its undefeated start… Read the full article →

Men’s soccer extends undefeated start Men’s soccer extends undefeated start

‘Explode Every Day’ underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art

By all accounts, art museums expand your mind. They invite you to look, to make… Read the full article →

‘Explode Every Day’ underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art ‘Explode Every Day’ underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art

Uber hails Todd Noyes as first driver in Williamstown

Many students at the College from bustling cities like New York or Boston are… Read the full article →

Uber hails Todd Noyes as first driver in Williamstown Uber hails Todd Noyes as first driver in Williamstown

Creator of ‘The Wire,’ David Simon, discusses the war on drugs

On Wednesday, journalist, author and Emmy-winning television producer David… Read the full article →

Creator of ‘The Wire,’ David Simon, discusses the war on drugs Creator of ‘The Wire,’ David Simon, discusses the war on drugs

New Sawyer Quad walkway proves a welcome addition

At the conclusion of last semester, I left Williams giddy with anticipation… Read the full article →

New Sawyer Quad walkway proves a welcome addition New Sawyer Quad walkway proves a welcome addition

News

College celebrates Prof. Brown’s life

September 21, 2016

People gathered to remember Professor of History Leslie Brown in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance on Saturday. Equal parts humorous and poignant, the memories shared at the service encompassed Brown’s love and passion for her academic work as well as for the people around her at the College and elsewhere. Faculty from the […]

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Sophomore ambassadors help facilitate Second Days

September 21, 2016

The Second Days retreat, part of the College’s new Sophomore Year Experience, took place last Saturday in the newly renovated Greylock Mill. Members of the Class of 2019 loaded onto busses at 8:30 a.m. to head to the event filled with speakers and activities in North Adams. There were 29 students present. Upon arrival, they […]

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Editorials

All work and no play: On why we need to divide the day

September 14, 2016

With Wednesday evening classes entering the course schedule this year, the effect that division of the day – not having class slots after 4 p.m. – has on the College experience has become more and more apparent. While setting aside time for extracurriculars remains vital for students with passions beyond the classroom, the scheduling flexibility […]

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On curricular representation: Why a liberal arts education is incomplete without Asian American studies

May 11, 2016

Asian American Students in Action (AASiA) hosted a panel last week as part of their effort to establish a full-time, tenure-track Asian American studies professorial position and ultimately a concentration. Asian American studies is an integral part of American studies and as such should be consistently represented in the College’s curriculum. The most comparable concentrations […]

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Op-Eds

Second time around: Adjusting to the College as a transfer student

September 21, 2016

Making the transition to college is rarely easy or seamless, and transferring is no exception. Coming to the College as a transfer has been a much different experience than enrolling as a first-year. And, navigating the campus as a student who is simultaneously a first-year, so to speak, and an upperclassman has produced a confusing […]

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A seat at the table: Continuing the fight for divestment

September 21, 2016

One year ago, President Adam Falk announced in a campus-wide email that the College would not divest its multi-billion dollar endowment’s fossil fuel holdings. The Board of Trustees decided to remain invested in the fossil fuel industry despite overwhelming calls for divestment from hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Since this decision was issued, […]

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Features

Fitch restaurant moves into town

September 21, 2016

Fitch Burritos + Shawarmas is the newest restaurant in Williamstown. Fitch, which opened at the end of August, is located in Colonial Plaza. As the name implies, Fitch serves both Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine in the form of wraps, burritos and bowls. Customers first choose one of those bases and a protein (chicken, beef or […]

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A week in Williams history

September 21, 2016

The first week of classes has always been a time for all sorts of new beginnings. Throughout the years, Ephs have moved into new living spaces and explored innovative uses of something called “the internet.” No matter the year, students at the College have embraced this time of the year with gusto.   September 24, […]

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Arts

‘Explode Every Day’ underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art

September 21, 2016

By all accounts, art museums expand your mind. They invite you to look, to make connections, to admire, to scoff, to agree or disagree. To do a double — no, triple — take, to laugh, to tense up, to leave confused, to be in awe and to feel unsettled? Not usually, but such is the […]

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‘Black Mirror’ presents concise, unsettling social commentary

September 21, 2016

Charlie Brooker’s creation, Black Mirror, is a modern, technology-obsessed Twilight Zone with a sinister outlook on the future of humanity. Each episode of the British show depicts a futuristic world where some technological advancement has altered the way society functions. While the show’s overarching message concerns the increasing role technology plays in our lives, the […]

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Sports

Men’s soccer extends undefeated start

September 22, 2016

Men’s soccer (4–1–0, 2–0 in the NESCAC) continued its undefeated start to the season with a crucial league win against Colby and a non-conference victory against a tough Babson side. On Sunday, a relatively quiet match against Babson ended in a climactic way as tri-captain and goalie Christian Alcorn ’17 stopped a penalty kick with […]

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Ephs split games for 2–2 overall record

September 22, 2016

Field hockey (2–2, NESCAC 1–1) took on the Colby Mules last Saturday and lost 2–1 in a close match. This conference loss came after a decisive 3–0 victory against Mount Holyoke on Wednesday, 3–0. On Saturday, the Ephs came out strong in the first half. Solid defense and aggressive offensive allowed the Ephs to dominate […]

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