Category: Op-Eds

On Israeli-Palestinian discourse: From the logistical committee of SIPD

As Williams students, an influx of new information and ideas hits us daily. However, there are few places (and even less time) to take a step back and process everything…

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Cleaning up after ourselves: Respecting the hard work of Dining Services

It is all too easy to forget about the mechanics underlying our dining halls and composting set-up, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t critical to remember them. The Dining Services…

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Why majors should be abolished: Embracing the fullness of our liberal arts mission

Recently, members of the class of 2020, paperwork in tow, bounced among the offices of professors and departmental assistants before making a trip up the stairs of Hopkins Hall to…

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The price of inclusion: A case for exclusivity

Exclusive. The word often evokes powerful emotions. It makes people feel better than others. It makes people resentful of others. It is a concept that has incited riot, revolution, progress…

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Looking out for others: A love letter to Peer Health

Content warning: The first paragraph of this op-ed discusses abusive relationships. I joined Peer Health after getting out of an emotionally abusive relationship. It was Winter Study of freshman year,…

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Standing in solidarity with Israel: Addressing campus discourse around Zionism

Note: When this piece was written, its original purpose was as an op-ed for the Record. In order to gather signatures as a show of support and solidarity, the author…

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On Atlanta: A case for the most unique show of the decade

In television, there’s typically a clear divide between episodic and serialized shows. Episodic works focus on single-episode stories instead of overarching plot lines, while serialized shows depend more heavily on…

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Why primary elections matter: How to make your voice heard this year

This coming Nov. 6, there will likely be quite a hubbub on campus. In the first nationwide election since Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency, members of all parties will…

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Demanding Asian American Studies: A 27-year long struggle for curricular equity

It is Previews weekend, and the College will repeatedly call itself the number one liberal arts college in the nation to prospective students and families. Make no mistake, Williams College…

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On campus paths: Why Sewall House needs a walkway

Coming into my senior year at the College, I was disappointed when my friends and I were unable to obtain housing in the co-op lottery. We had better luck, however,…

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