Month: November 2003

AIDS in the gay community

This will disturb some of you. I confess. I bareback. It’s not something I talk about in public. As a gay-rights activist, educator and advocate, it’s un-PC. What is barebacking?…

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An issue for our generation

During my time at Williams, someone in my family died of AIDS. I was going to write about what that was like, how this person did not want me to…

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Uniting across our boundaries

During my 5 weeks of research on AIDS in Brazil, I noticed that a great majority of the people who engaged in AIDS activist groups were around my age and…

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HIV and AIDS in the bubble

AIDS activism has blossomed on campus since I was a first-year. When I arrived at Williams as an HIV-positive student, I was dismayed to find that very few people on…

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Berkshire Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to retiring music professor

The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra (BSO) played their second of four concerts in Chapin Hall Friday night to another large crowd. The performance had a less directed theme than their last…

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‘Station Agent’ may be small in size, but not stature

Finbar McBride loves trains. He works at a model train shop and even belongs to a train-watching club that meets twice a week to watch train films. He would live…

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Smokers deserve shelter too

Last spring, the College announced a new policy regarding smoking. Beginning this fall, smoking is now forbidden in all dormitories and within 25 feet of any building. Before this policy,…

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Understanding Catholic values

Rolando Garcia begins his recent letter (“Caring Catholics”, Nov. 18) by claiming that “the nurse refusing to administer Emergency Contraception is Catholic,” which is a false statement. Nowhere in the…

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Greek life and campus liberty

Fraternities are back at Williams – if indeed they ever left. The existence of St. Anthony Hall, a secret society dedicated to literary and personal discovery, has been reduced from…

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No amnesty for fraternities

To matriculate as Williams College students, we signed two documents: the honor code and the fraternity pledge. Both are helpfully printed in the student handbook and can be found on…

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