Category: Opinions

On the off-campus housing process: Challenging the status quo to bridge the athlete/non-athlete divide

The off-campus housing system is flawed, and the athletes reap the benefits. But this piece isn’t bashing athletes. As an athlete, I don’t think the solution would have been for…

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Behind the resolution: How College Council protects free speech

Last Tuesday, College Council (CC) passed a resolution entitled “A Resolution in Support of Free, Open, and Honest Dialogue at Williams College.” Our goal in crafting the resolution was to…

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Thriving over surviving: Reframing our approach to mental health

Last October, Vice President for Campus Life Steve Klass introduced the new director of Psychological Counseling Services (PCS), Wendy Adam, along with updates regarding the College’s long-term goals for student…

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Learning to love local (and sustainable): Reconsidering where our seafood comes from

We have a terrestrial bias at the College. Yes, we live in Williamstown, about 150 miles from the Atlantic, but we are inherently linked to the health and fate of…

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Letter to the Editor: In response to Trustee Eisenson’s Response

To the Record, I’d like to respond to the April 19 letter from Michael Eisenson (“Letter to the Editor: Responding to Board’s conflicts of interest,” April 19, 2017) commenting on…

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WOTQ: Where were you when you found out you got into the College?

"I was in the shower." Brandon Wingfield   "I was just in my bedroom." Ivana Obubogu "I was sitting in my room." Tyler Stebulis "Bedroom." Francesca D'Artista  

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Cartoon: Biology jokes gone too far

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Out of the dorms, beyond our values: The mal-effects of off-campus housing and its traditions

Most parties at the College feel like a reenactment of Groundhog Day. Same people. Same places. Same stories. I don’t drink any less than I used to when I was…

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Continued remembrance: Calling for an end to “softcore” Holocause denial

My original draft of this op-ed read something like this:  Stop softcore denying the Holocaust. Stop softcore denying the Holocaust. To conclude, stop softcore denying the Holocaust. The staff of…

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J’ai une cheville cassée: Insight from the back end of a broken ankle injury

Sitting in bed, I have a bag of ice on top of my left ankle: the new center of life. For someone like me, studying abroad is an opportunity to…

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