Category: Op-Eds

A cliché examined: Do we really peak in college?

“The best four years of your life.” When we were juniors in high school – dutifully studying for the SATs, sucking up to teachers to secure good letters of recommendations…

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Thoughts from a first generation student: The struggle between family and individual will

During the first weekend of second semester, my mother, my older sister and baby nephew came up from New York to visit to me. My sister was driving to a…

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Race and the red carpet: What’s happened this awards season?

Two influential women, one of whom is pregnant, graced the Grammy stage earlier this month. Adele Adkins was nominated for and walked away with five golden gramophones while Beyoncé Knowles-Carter…

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Learning from UMichigan: Why the College must become a sanctuary campus

The beginning of the Trump Presidency has signaled a major shift in American immigration policy, creating uncertainty among undocumented and international students about their statuses as both residents of the…

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Silence and colonial violence:The connection between DAPL and the College

On Feb. 7, the Army Corps of Engineers, under the Trump Administration, announced that it will cancel environmental impact assessment and grant the final easement for the construction of the…

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A series of unfortunate injuries:The invisible cost of mind and body illness

In elementary school, one of the most popular book series to read was A Series of Unfortunate Events. Well, I never read it, and I guess the universe decided that…

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The ‘elite mystique:’ How the College and its reputation have changed

When I was in the eighth grade, I was introduced to John Botts ’62, a very collegiate, handsome guy in a Williams t-shirt who also happened to be captain of…

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Nowhere to hide: The all-consuming nature of politics in 2017

I am a gigantic sports fan – possibly the biggest one you know. I love sports so much and know so many obscure sports facts that I literally appeared on…

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Facing the past: Understanding the historical legacy of the U.S

I am not the only one frustrated by our country’s apparent inability to face its own history. Some of us have the luxury of leaving history in the past; others,…

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From caution to accountability: On targeting the root of sexual assault

A hallmark of a Williams College education is the ability to critically analyze complex problems from numerous angles and determine the optimal solution. In a December op-ed (“Looking both ways:…

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