Students not as diverse as Admissions claims

When I stand in the dinning hall line or look around in lectures, what

do I see? White males, but there are more things about Williams students

that are typical than just ethnicity, such as the way most people dress,

which is very relaxed, pseudo-outdoorsy, blue jeans, and baseball hats.

But these observations are all superficial, Williams students have much

more in common than just their appearance. Most of the school does a

sport, goes out on weekends, and sometimes weekdays, to drink beer out

of cheap kegs, goes to most of their classes, gets decent grades, and

doesn’t seem to care about much else outside of its little fairy land

snuggled in the purple mountains.Despite the admissions department’s

claims that Williams is a diverse place and there is no set mold for a

student here, there are a great deal of characteristics that we have in

common.Most Williams students share a common background of private

schools, have similar values that they will talk about but do little to

defend, are intelligent but un-intellectual, and in four years will

probably have nice houses, good salaries, and boring jobs.Don’t get me

wrong, I love this school and consider myself an average student, but

sometimes we get caught up in our studies, sports, clubs, or social

activities to look around at who we are, what we are doing, and most

importantly why we are doing all of this. Every once in a while we need

to get out of our complacent lives to question ourselves.Williams evils

are also some of its virtures. The solitude does allow for a greater

ability to focus. The similarity of students provides a comfortable

environment to foster friendship made possible by the small community

size, bonding activities, relaxed social atmosphere, and small classes

in which to learn. White males, but there are more things about Williams students

that are typical than just ethnicity, such as the way most people dress,

which is very relaxed, pseudo-outdoorsy, blue jeans, and baseball hats.

But these observations are all superficial, Williams students have much

more in common than just their appearance. Most of the school does a

sport, goes out on weekends, and sometimes weekdays, to drink beer out

of cheap kegs, goes to most of their classes, gets decent grades, and

doesn’t seem to care about much else outside of its little fairy land

snuggled in the purple mountains.Despite the admissions department’s

claims that Williams is a diverse place and there is no set mold for a

student here, there are a great deal of characteristics that we have in

common.Most Williams students share a common background of private

schools, have similar values that they will talk about but do little to

defend, are intelligent but un-intellectual, and in four years will

probably have nice houses, good salaries, and boring jobs.Don’t get me

wrong, I love this school and consider myself an average student, but

sometimes we get caught up in our studies, sports, clubs, or social

activities to look around at who we are, what we are doing, and most

importantly why we are doing all of this. Every once in a while we need

to get out of our complacent lives to question ourselves.Williams evils

are also some of its virtures. The solitude does allow for a greater

ability to focus. The similarity of students provides a comfortable

environment to foster friendship made possible by the small community

size, bonding activities, relaxed social atmosphere, and small classes

in which to learn.