Category: Opinions

The importance of nature: why students should get outside more

I wake up to the sound of birds conversing in the trees outside my window. They chirp and flit from one branch to the next, darting through the crisp morning…

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Word on the Quad: did you notice there wasn’t a Record on Wednesday?

            "Nope." Alicia Blanco '21               "What's the Record?" Jessica Gutierrez '20              …

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All on the same team: Contemplating the objective of EphVentures

Campus discussion about the value of TeamEph, including a panel held last Thursday, has sparked important questions about the goal of First Days and EphVentures, particularly for fall athletes who…

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Supporting the Davis Center: Examining the College’s commitment to diversity

Our names are Linda Worden and Claire Bunn, and we were two of the community builders at the Davis Center last year. The community builders are students hired by the…

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Passing the buck on misogyny: The epidemic of complacency towards sexism

There are many men who, for one reason or another, feel personally faultless when it comes to misogyny and rape culture. These men tend to respond to conversations surrounding rape…

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The advantages of TeamEph: Promoting understanding about athletic orientation

About a month ago, a student released an op-ed (“No Team in Team Eph” (Sept. 20, 2017)) calling for the abolition of a first-year orientation program called TeamEph, correlating it…

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Play hard, work harder: The emotional life of work at the College

Among the many comparisons I use to explain Williams – “homework-themed summer camp,” for example – my favorite is the monastery metaphor. As if called by some ascetic purpose, students…

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Letter to the editor: on David Kane’s commitment to the College

To the Editor, As students and alumni of the College, we have different opinions about the views expressed in David Kane’s ’88 op-ed on what it means for Williams to…

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Word on the quad: What’s your most regrettable online purchase?

              "A seat warmer during the summer." Patrick Zhuang '21                   "3 pounds of Twizzlers." Wiley…

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Standing up to sexual assault: Addressing leniency on readmission of students found responsible

Content warning: This op-ed deals with accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering to survivors. A friend recently told me of a peculiar phenomenon she encountered. Last spring, the…

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