Category: Op-Eds

Outlining the mission of the Gargoyles: Welcoming the 123rd Delegation of the Gargoyle Society

As the Gargoyle Society prepares to confirm the new members of its 123rd delegation, we would like to take the opportunity to discuss the incoming delegation and the reasons for…

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Redefining accountability: On the reasons for renaming Men for Consent

Men for Consent (MFC) was started fewer than 10 years ago as a club exclusively for men to help combat rape culture and sexual violence. The club has come a…

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Disappointing donations: Why you shouldn’t donate to the College

The next time your class agent asks if you’d like to make a “fun” donation of $20.17 to celebrate your impending graduation, take the time to consider if that $20.17…

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An eye-opening experience: The lasting impacts of the College on a language TA

I came to the College not long ago, to teach my native language, with a certain mindset, and I am leaving with a different one. How has it changed? Why…

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Defending our core values

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President, a group of faculty and staff came together out of concern over the fundamental threat his administration posed to the health…

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Occupation isn’t kosher: Jewish Students Stand Against Zionism

This week, Ephs for Israel will celebrate Israeli Independence Day with a kosher barbeque on Paresky lawn. Israeli independence marks a legacy of Israeli military and colonial occupation of Palestine.…

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An empty affirmation: In skepticism of CC’s free speech resolution

We should be skeptical of the most recent College Council (CC) resolution, “A Resolution in Support of Free, Open, and Honest Dialogue at Williams College,” despite all its intentions. The…

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Institutional reluctance versus individual need: Reflections on “From Lavender to Purple Ephs”

We have heard that the College administration is reluctant to make progress unless there is consistent, widespread pressure from students. One regular complaint is lack of representation. Genuine representation goes…

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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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