Candidates for College Council debate issues

On Monday, the Record-moderated College Council (CC) Debate between CC candidates… Read the full article →

Candidates for College Council debate issues Candidates for College Council debate issues

Winter Carnival hosts Meet and Greet with Toto

Last Saturday, as part of the Wizard-of-Oz-themed “Snow place like home”… Read the full article →

Winter Carnival hosts Meet and Greet with Toto Winter Carnival hosts Meet and Greet with Toto

College step teams wow crowd at Sankofa competition

Last Saturday, Sankofa hosted Steady Steppin’ Forward 2015, its 10th anniversary… Read the full article →

College step teams wow crowd at Sankofa competition College step teams wow crowd at Sankofa competition

Men’s swimming takes 13th-straight NESCAC title

Last weekend, men’s swimming and diving (7-0-1, 4-0 in the NESCAC) won its… Read the full article →

Men’s swimming takes 13th-straight NESCAC title Men’s swimming takes 13th-straight NESCAC title

Family shares Lacks’s legacy

Members of the Lacks family visited the College as part of the Williams Reads… Read the full article →

Family shares Lacks’s legacy Family shares Lacks’s legacy

News

Candidates for College Council debate issues

February 25, 2015

On Monday, the Record-moderated College Council (CC) Debate between CC candidates took place. Also taking place was a debate between representatives for and against the referendum to suggest to the Board of Trustees that the College divest the endowment from fossil fuels. The candidates running for a year-long CC position presented their platforms to students […]

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Dorms compete to reduce energy consumption for Do it in the Dark

February 25, 2015

From Feb. 23 to Feb. 27, the Williams Environmental Council (WEC) is holding Do it in the Dark, a week-long event in which dorms compete to reduce their energy usages by the greatest amounts. WEC also organized events that limit energy usage this week, including candlelit yoga on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Currier Ballroom […]

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Editorials

There’s snow place like Mt. Greylock

February 25, 2015

We at the Record commend the Winter Carnival Committee for planning and executing a successful Winter Carnival. We see this year’s Carnival as having incorporated many positive improvements on those of years past. Friday’s activities at Mt. Greylock Ski Club were particularly successful, and the inaugural rental of the club improved the Carnival in several […]

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Lights off, hats off

February 25, 2015

The Record would like to express its overall support and enthusiasm for the anticipated return of Do it in the Dark. More than being just a catchy name, Do it in the Dark propounds both worthy and achievable goals. It proposes an accessible method of reducing energy consumption while addressing the behemoth of environmental concerns […]

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Op-Eds

Sell-out films

February 25, 2015

Year after year, the Oscars ceremony is the biggest night in entertainment. Its ubiquity from November to February dictates moviegoers’ conversations about independent films and limits discourse, primarily to acting and cinematography, two categories that most people feel qualified to discuss. But our fascination with the glitz and glamour of the Oscars is dangerous. The […]

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Vote yes to divest

February 25, 2015

The momentum that has built on campus around the issue of divestment is unparalleled in the College’s recent history. From distributing orange squares and stickers, to dropping banners, to hosting events on campus, to writing op-eds and garnering coverage in local papers, Divest Williams has made its presence felt on the campus. At this point, […]

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Features

Winter Carnival hosts Meet and Greet with Toto

February 25, 2015

Last Saturday, as part of the Wizard-of-Oz-themed “Snow place like home” Winter Carnival, professors, dogs and students gathered on the frozen tundra of Paresky lawn for a Meet and Greet with Toto. Presented by the Williams College Kennel Club, a local Berkshire subsidiary of the Westminster Kennel Club, the event was a success from start […]

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Office of Exquisite Curiosities

February 25, 2015

Alan White, professor of philosophy at the College, enjoys an office of exquisite curiosities. Other than working behind a stand-up desk and displaying masks given to him by his daughter, White also stashes hundreds of postcards in his office. The story behind the origin of these postcards might be even more interesting than their vast […]

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Arts

College step teams wow crowd at Sankofa competition

February 25, 2015

Last Saturday, Sankofa hosted Steady Steppin’ Forward 2015, its 10th anniversary show and step competition. The event, emceed by Tirhakah Love ’15 and Shanice Scantlebury ’15, featured five college step teams from the greater Northeast area, who came from as far as Boston to compete. The show opened with a high-energy performance by the Sankofa […]

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All-Night Marathon of Voices fills Chapel with song

February 25, 2015

This Sunday morning, as I was walking home at sunrise after spending 14 consecutive hours in Thompson Memorial Chapel, I was filled with the knowledge that I had been a part of something awesome. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, over 130 people came through the Chapel at some point in the night to participate […]

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Sports

Men’s hoops succumbs to Bowdoin to end season

February 25, 2015

This past weekend, men’s basketball fell to Bowdoin (15-10, 5-5 NESCAC) in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC tournament by a score of 87-74.  The seventh-seeded Ephs took on the second-seeded Polar Bears in Brunswick, Maine. The defeat concluded the 2015 season for the Ephs. Adrenaline rushed through both teams at the start of the […]

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Men’s squash takes 12th at Nationals

February 25, 2015

Men’s squash (14-11) saw its season come to a close last weekend in the Div. I National Championship Tournament. Williams began the weekend taking on and losing to Drexel 6-3. On Saturday, Williams played Bates in the consolation semi-final. Although Williams defeated Bates 5-4 earlier in the season, Bates took the match this time around, […]

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