Category: Op-Eds

Student input difficult to collect for concerts

In last week’s issue of the Record, the editorial addressed the topic of the Student Activities Council’s (SAC’s) decision not to survey the student body before selecting Third World as the band to perform during Winter Carnival.

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Power sharing needed to end killings

Well I for one am relieved that January is over. Not because I have been perturbed by the British demanding the return of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, nor because I am constantly nauseated by bombardment of the latest Monica Lewinsky and Kenneth Starr news flash and am hoping for relief.

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New party policy not tackling real issues

As Williams College Security and Williamstown Police Department Officers scurried through the freshman dorms in a systematic attempt to find alcohol Saturday night, many students were left wondering what was going on.

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Raina articles narrow-minded

I am reluctant to respond to Avi Raina’s columns as I am still convinced that there is no “Avi Raina” and his column is just a Psych experiment intended to observe how a community responds to an uninformed, narrow-minded opinion dictated to a mass audience.

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Raina too quick to condemn

Most of the time, I allow my senior apathy to carry me through my last days at Williams College.

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Students, town need more interaction

For many a student at this school, Williamstown is a breath of fresh air. Budget deficits, crime, and other big-city problems seem a world away in this purple hamlet.

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Non-athletic activities not recognized enough

While sitting in my entry’s common room, I saw a sign that asked for First years to sign up to host prospective students in April, when they come to preview Williams.

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Winter Study not taken seriously by students

Recently, the Record was under fire for printing in its On the Record a quote from an anonymous freshman claiming that all he did during Winter Study was “smoke and drink.”

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Class issues not recognized at Williams

Due to the careful efforts of many, the Williams student body is undeniably "multicultural."

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Special Prosecutor deserving of investigation

Innocent until proven guilty. Practically every citizen of the United States has heard these words repeated time and time again through the overexposed trials of O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, and countless others.

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