Author: R.B. Smith, Features Editor

Local caves offer unique opportunities for cramped but exciting adventure

When most people hear the term “outdoor recreation,” their first image is often majestic mountain peaks and wide open skies. There is a black sheep in the world of outdoor…

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Students experience summer scene in Williamstown

When exams end in May and the academic year draws to a close, most students leave the College to return home or embark on jobs or internships all over the…

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Geocaching brings treasure hunting to Williamstown

When different people hear the word “geocaching” (pronounced JEE-oh-cashing), different things immediately come to mind: some may imagine a mineralogist’s research tool, while others envision a get-rich-quick scheme. In reality,…

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Ephs seek aerial adventure at Ramblewild

Most students at the College are familiar with the natural treasure trove that is the Purple Valley. From hiking to skiing, canoeing, rock climbing and everything in between, the Berkshires…

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Purple Dragon fills board game niche

The storefronts of Spring Street tend to remain fairly static. While that “new place on Spring Street” always exists in the back of students’ minds, the iconic fixtures of “downtown”…

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Local scout troop empowers girls and benefits community

Everyone at the College is familiar with Paresky Center and the medley of people and activity that circulates daily through the center of campus. Many are unfamiliar, however, with some…

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Income tax volunteers provide critical service to community

When students think of Winter Study courses, a wide variety of ideas comes to mind. Some choose to delve into a challenging or unfamiliar academic subject, while others opt for…

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Bronfman Science Shop provides fabrication services to College

Deep in the depths of Bronfman Science Center lies an innocuous black button. Situated on a plain metal plate screwed into the brick wall, it is not the sort of…

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Bursars play vital role at College

The question of money puts many students on edge. The complex and often harrowing world of bills, holds, balances and loans can seem impenetrable, and receiving a lengthy email about…

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Virtual Reality room explores new technological frontier

Although some students may see Sawyer Library as a second home, many are unaware of all the surprises their familiar study spot has to offer. One such hidden gem is…

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