Category: Opinions

An unappealing process: Continuing progress toward fair housing accommodation

The old system for securing special housing considerations was deficient in many ways, and we commend the decision to reconsider it. Nevertheless, we find that aspects of the revised system…

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On the soul of the College: Reflections on the importance of reflection

It’s one of the great structural paradoxes of this place that reflection – so essential to learning – is so counter-cultural to the routines of campus life. If an extra…

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Addressing the IWS name change: Integrative wellbeing and “thriving” at the College

Names matter. At the beginning of the academic year, we each came back to campus and discovered that the name of Psychological Counseling Services had been confusingly changed to “Integrative…

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Putting off procrastination: Why empowering news can be exhausting

I’m a master procrastinator – give me something simple that has to get done as soon as possible and I’ll find a way to put it off for weeks. I’m…

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What are we doing here?: An attempt to answer the unanswerable

Often, I’ve sat staring at my course packet or problem set and wondered: “What am I doing?” Not in the sense of what my assignment is about – though I…

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WOTQ: What would you say to President Adam Falk as he leaves?

                  "I love you and will miss you always." - Jeongyoon Han '21                  …

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Putting the books back in ‘bookstore’: Making the College bookstore a community space

While the Williams Bookstore has its upsides, including a friendly and helpful sales staff, we believe that the bookstore’s corporate management fails to cater to the needs of the community…

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The role of secularism at the College: Why we need a non-religious chaplain

As the Preach it Forward campaign has made clear, people who enter the Chaplains’ Office do not leave any of their identities at the door. Faith identity is no exception,…

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On being thankful: The importance of criticizing the things we love

One of the things I miss most about home is the food. My family constantly jokes about my grandmother’s real home being the kitchen — the place you can always…

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How we define a Latinx: Language as a part of la cultura

Three times a week, I walk into my Intermediate Spanish class with the inability to roll my Rs and to understand when it’s okay to use the subjunctive. I always…

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