Month: March 2000

Student fun in Hopkins Forest on Sap to Syrup Day

Despite cold temperatures and a mixture between rain and sleet, students and Williamstown community members ventured to Hopkins Memorial Forest Saturday for the annual Sap to Syrup Day. The event brought the new forest manager Drew Jones into the limelight.

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Forty’s House o’ Fun

The crowd stood tense, holding its collective breath in anticipation of the first shot. After ten minutes of play, Williamstown had finally drawn a shooting foul.

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Skiing takes 12th place at Division I nationals

The Williams ski team wrapped up a very successful season this week at the NCAA Championships held in Park City, Utah. After four days of competition — two days of Alpine and two days of Nordic — the Ephs finished in twelfth place.

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Women’s swimming and diving takes fourth in nation

The Williams women’s swimming and diving team had a strong showing at the Division III National Championships last week, held at Emory University in Atlanta, placing fourth overall with 301 points.

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Women’s track and field third at NCAA Championships

The Williams women’s track team capped off a triumphant indoor season with a third place finish at the NCAA Division III championships this weekend.

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Air stays shy of camp

Everything surrounding The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola’s tirelessly hyped debut as a feature film director, reads like a how-to of self-conscious retro-chic, which is, after all, the pinnacle of modern cool.

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Yo La Tengo brings new sound to married life

“We could be married,” goes the most naive non-political lyric in pop history, “and then we’d be happy.” If it sounds like the road to utopia when couched in the sonic bliss of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” imagining the real-life Brian Wilson five, ten, twenty years down the line is an awfully convincing rebuttal: holding each other close the whole night through ain’t really an option in Behind the Music.

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The Final Good Love

This is abrupt and surprising for me. I thought I would keep doing this off of the bang I got from each one, even though I also got a good amount of worry out of each one.

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Turned in to turn on: Reflections on a video /performance installation by Sung Kim ’00

Williams senior art major Sung Kim’s video/performance “Turn On” oozed with drama, intrigue and some good-old-fashioned philosophical pondering to boot.

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Present Laughter is a hit with the masses

Perhaps watching Present Laughter wasn’t an experience of rebirth, but I certainly felt enlivened after seeing it. Everyone involved should be proud of a wonderful performance and of the fact that, for a couple hours during mid-terms, they made people laugh.

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