Category: Op-Eds

Leaving behind the gender binary: Thoughts on the recent transformation of the entry system

When I got to Williams, one of the first things I fell in love with was the entry system. I loved my roommate, was obsessed with my Junior Advisors (JAs)…

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Philanthropy and naming: In response to calls for re-naming Horn Hall

There has been considerable discussion recently about the principle of naming buildings at Williams. Here is how I see the issue: we are the college we are because of the…

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Finding home at the College: Activism, discourse and generative spaces

It was a brisk Wednesday morning. I knew I would regret my fuzzy sweater, due to the fickle nature of North Carolinian weather. Soon, the drums and bells arrived; a…

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Where the queers at?: Written by a gay, black borricua

You probably know me as the loud, tall black boy who wears booty shorts and crop tops and is always, always ready to “throw that a** in the circle” at…

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Aligning the punishment with the offense: Opposing a censure and calling for greater transparency

In considering the possible censure of Cap & Bells at tonight’s CC meeting, we believe that CC members should vote against censuring the group. The nature of the incident was…

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On being an immigrant in America: Confronting the harsh realities of today’s immigration policies

There was nothing but barren desert ahead. They were told that they were near the border. This was unexpectedly confirmed when border patrol was seen approaching steadfastly towards the group…

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Appreciation for taxation: What I learned from helping the community

If someone had told me a year ago that one of my greatest professors in college would be the tax system, I would have told them to shove it elsewhere.…

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Am I Williams? The consequences of income disparity at the College

How would you respond if someone asked you why students come to the College? Would you point to the mountains and relationships with professors? Would you emphasize the ability to…

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Building a new legacy: Celebrating student power by renaming Horn Hall

On Thursday, students convened a meeting in response to troubling comments about workers made by trustee Joey Horn ’87. This was an open space where we discussed the colonial legacy…

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The radical call of Lent: The meaning of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving

It doesn’t take advanced theological or philosophical training to recognize that our world is broken.  The fallen nature of humanity is painfully obvious to anyone who follows the news.  How…

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