Category: Opinions

Bleaching our shirts: Beginning a dialogue on the JA system

Today, over 45 Junior Advisors (JAs) from two different JA classes are wearing bleached JA shirts to initiate a dialogue about how the JA system can provide support for JAs…

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Letter to the Editor: Response to Board’s conflicts of interest

To the Record, I would like to respond briefly to the letter from Peter Koenig and David Tobis regarding the Board of Trustees (“On conflicts of interest," April 12, 2017).…

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WOTQ: How do you plan on celebrating 4/20 this Thursday?

"Hanging out with my gummy bear friends." Eman Ali '20   "I have class." Anthony Simpson '19     "I will be consuming abundant amounts of brownies (with chocolate chips)."…

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Bridging mental health gap across oceans: The College’s duty to improve access to psychological supports for students studying abroad

When students from the College study abroad, they face an alarming discrepancy in access to mental health services compared to what they can access in Williamstown. Difficulties in procuring care…

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Cartoon: I too am Williams

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Cartoon: The College Grind

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Letter to the Editor: On students’ protesting for the renaming of Horn Hall

To the Editor: I write to the students who have protested the naming of Horn Hall. While I would fight to defend your right to protest, I ask you to…

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Letter to the Editor: On Record’s article on VITA

To the Editor: I write to share a small correction in the Record’s otherwise excellent coverage (“Income tax volunteers provide critical service to community,” March 15, 2017) of the College’s…

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WOTQ: Can you name another song by Shaggy that’s not “It Wasn’t Me”?

"I only know of 'Angel.'" Jesus Estrada '20 "I don't know of any." Marianna Rodriguez '19 "'Angel?' 'Mr. Boombastic?' Is this really the question?" Rob Hefferon '18 "'Mr. Boombastic', obviously."…

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In defense of art in a time of fear: The increasing purpose of art in today’s political climate

There’s a quote that, among people who love the arts, gets passed around when something terrible happens. I first heard it during my sophomore year of high school, when news…

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