Category: Features

Mika Brzezinski ’89 discusses journalistic career, tour series

In the three decades since Mika Brzezinski ’89 first applied to the College, her career has been characterized by a series of setbacks and triumphs which eventually led her to…

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One in Two Thousand: Ben Kitchen ’21

I first met Ben Kitchen ’21 when he auditioned for Frosh Revue in his signature ramen noodle jumpsuit. I sat down with him to talk about the jumpsuit, his radio…

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Tom Bernard ’92 wins election to become North Adams’ next mayor

On Nov. 7, Tom Bernard ’92 was elected mayor of North Adams. He is the first non-incumbent to win in eight years. Previously, Mayor Richard Alcombright had served since 2010.…

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Campus Cribs: Poker B’s wacky world

If you’re looking for a group of humans that embody the word “zesty,” look no further than the seniors of Poker B. As one of the six apartments that comprise…

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Anne Peale ascends library stacks and intimidating heights

Some people judge a book by its cover; others judge by its contents. Special Collections Librarian Anne Peale judges it by uncovering the story behind it. Of course, she also…

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A Week Away: Exploring religious freedom and identity abroad

I was running about my room in New York City in the last-minute throes of packing for my semester in Copenhagen when I came across, among a knot of tangled…

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Inside the Williamstown Masonic Lodge: The myths and facts of Freemasonry

It is the oldest fraternity organization in the world, an enigma to those who do not know the traditions and mysteries that its members have access to. With the group’s…

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Spotlight on Research: Professor Topaz discusses pattern formation in nature

Students sitting cross-legged on the floor or perched on sofas, drinking tea and laughing about mathematical topics that were far, far beyond the scope of my brain. Conversation zipping from…

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One in Two Thousand: Joyce Wang ’18

In the time I have known Joyce Wang '18, she has transformed from a starry-eyed first-year into a sophisticated computer science and fashion icon. I sat down with her this…

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Students design specialized courseload with contract major option

The College offers 37 majors, each of which is housed in a certain academic department with a set curriculum. There is, however, one lesser-known type of major that gives students…

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