Month: October 2006

Letter: A letter to subscribers

Dear subscribers, The Record sincerely apologizes for recent failure to mail issues to subscribers. Early this semester the business office experienced a major computer crash resulting in the temporary loss…

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Letter: Battle of the coffee shops

I find that people tend to be fanatically loyal to their coffee shops, to the extent that I tend to think of coffee enthusiasts as the Red Sox fans of…

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They paved paradise, put up a parking lot

Recently, there has been a somewhat distressing development in architectural style on this campus, especially in the area of landscape architecture. This past summer, the College decided that the walkway…

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Original or outrageous?

Over the weekend, I attended a pumpkin carving contest and was sorely disappointed. Rather than encountering a myriad of negative space designs, I was confronted with rows upon rows of…

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Calculating the expense of social life

Packed cluster calendars and heavily attended social events seem to suggest the neighborhood system is well on its way to breathing new life into Williams’ social scene. Many students, we…

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Porn as commentary?

Pizza and porn definitely held a certain appeal to me after a week of midterms. Others must have shared the sentiment, because the viewing room in Hopkins for James Hou’s…

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Lecture examines queer black identity

Mark Anthony Neal spent years searching for an appropriate way to define himself – a black, gay, intellectual man immersed in popular culture. Neal, a Duke University professor of black…

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Torture is close to home

With the recent passing of the Military Commission Acts through both houses of Congress, it is now 100 percent clear: the government of the United States of America is now…

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College technology lags behind peers

Since MIT first decided to post all of its course materials on the Internet, other colleges have followed suit, with Yale being the most recent. Williams, however, has been “far…

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Letter: Changing the world

I’m worried about global warming. To those of you who know me, this may not come as a big surprise.  And given the constant news about the state of our environment…

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