Category: Opinions

Am I Williams? The consequences of income disparity at the College

How would you respond if someone asked you why students come to the College? Would you point to the mountains and relationships with professors? Would you emphasize the ability to…

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Building a new legacy: Celebrating student power by renaming Horn Hall

On Thursday, students convened a meeting in response to troubling comments about workers made by trustee Joey Horn ’87. This was an open space where we discussed the colonial legacy…

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Letter to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to call attention to last week’s Record editorial concerning the Junior Advisor Advisory Board (JAAB) and the Selection Committee’s (SelCom’s) decision to shift the…

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Word on the Quad: What dining hall item gets you most excited?

  "Mission ice cream" Mi Yu '20   "Cookies & cream ice cream" Lindsay Klickstein '19 "Ribs" Wilson Wang '18 "Tabasco hot sauce" Lily Lee '17  

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Progressing with clarity: Why JAAB’s shift away from the gender binary was a good idea executed poorly

On the whole, we commend the Junior Advisor Advisory Board (JAAB) and the Junior Advisor Selection Committee (SelCom) for no longer requiring that Junior Advisor (JA) co-pairings follow the one…

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The radical call of Lent: The meaning of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving

It doesn’t take advanced theological or philosophical training to recognize that our world is broken.  The fallen nature of humanity is painfully obvious to anyone who follows the news.  How…

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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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Word on the Quad: How do you plan on celebrating Ephraim Williams’ Birthday?

"Go enjoy the nice weather and possibly go for a run." Emma Hermann '20 "Go climb a 'hike-able' mountain per our motto" Bum Shik Kim '19 "I'm not going to celebrate…

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