Category: Op-Eds

On gun violence: Rejecting complacency in times of tragedy

I remember the moment I learned tragedy was accepted when it involved guns. I was 10. School had finished for the day, and parents rushed out of their cars to…

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Making the Davis Center more accessible: Examining the implications of structure and location

How much impact does proximity have on a student’s everyday life? That’s an easy enough question. Proximity rules a College student’s life. The probability of a student walking to a…

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Censuring the censure: Calling for CC to reconsider sanctions against sailing

Censure is the teeth of College Council (CC). Aside from suspending or revoking a student organization’s charter, censuring is one of CC’s few weapons to keep student organizations in line.…

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The Feast must go on: A transitional moment for an unconventional RSO

I still remember nervously greeting new freshmen in St. John’s Episcopal Church’s upper level room at the first meeting of the Feast last fall. It was a new beginning after…

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Moving beyond dinner conversations: Unpacking Korean and Korean-American identities

Serapia Hyunmin Kim: When I was on the board of Koreans of Williams (KoW) last year, most of our efforts were based around bi-weekly Korean meals we cooked in Morgan…

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On college football: The forgotten joys of being a football fan

Over the past two decades living in Ann Arbor, Mich., with our busy lives and growing kids, we have not had a chance to attend many Williams sporting events. But…

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Searching for ‘home’: traversing the U.S. in pursuit of an epiphany

As an international student, coming to Williams is step one of fulfilling my very own American Dream. Having said this, Williamstown, for all its qualities, isn’t exactly what one would…

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Diversifying our dessert palate: Calling for non-dairy dessert options in dining halls

As I get up to get a drink, something catches my eye: creamy, delicious-looking ice cream at the Mission Park Dining Hall ice cream bar. I am immediately tempted to…

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Monopolizing taste: How Dot Foods governs our lives

Can you imagine 1.48 million square-feet of boxes upon boxes of frozen seafood, cheese, flatbread, candy, energy bars, tomato sauce, pretzels and olive oil? The majority of all food delivered…

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Advocacy in the Purple Bubble: What we can learn from action-oriented activism

“Activism” is a loaded word. It brings to mind both selfless advocacy and selfish savior complexes, both unifying commitment and divisive action. The more politically fraught the focus, the more…

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