Category: Opinions

Reworking the gender cap: Considering how to ensure that campus housing reflects our values

The Office of Student Life (OSL) maintains that no more than 60 percent of occupants of an upperclass residence hall may be of the same gender. OSL obtains its gender…

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Cartoon: Pig Roast 2017

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Defending our core values

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President, a group of faculty and staff came together out of concern over the fundamental threat his administration posed to the health…

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Occupation isn’t kosher: Jewish Students Stand Against Zionism

This week, Ephs for Israel will celebrate Israeli Independence Day with a kosher barbeque on Paresky lawn. Israeli independence marks a legacy of Israeli military and colonial occupation of Palestine.…

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An empty affirmation: In skepticism of CC’s free speech resolution

We should be skeptical of the most recent College Council (CC) resolution, “A Resolution in Support of Free, Open, and Honest Dialogue at Williams College,” despite all its intentions. The…

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Institutional reluctance versus individual need: Reflections on “From Lavender to Purple Ephs”

We have heard that the College administration is reluctant to make progress unless there is consistent, widespread pressure from students. One regular complaint is lack of representation. Genuine representation goes…

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WOTQ: How is your day going?

"Just went to class, did some math, eating. It's an average​ day." Jonathan Carrasco ’20 "It's been great. I went to the Natural Bridge State Park and went to class…

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Letter to the Editor: In defense of the amateur

In his foundational essay on the art of the modern theatre, “The Actor and the Über-Marionette,” the director and actor Edward Gordon Craig warned of the danger in entrusting the…

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On the off-campus housing process: Challenging the status quo to bridge the athlete/non-athlete divide

The off-campus housing system is flawed, and the athletes reap the benefits. But this piece isn’t bashing athletes. As an athlete, I don’t think the solution would have been for…

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Behind the resolution: How College Council protects free speech

Last Tuesday, College Council (CC) passed a resolution entitled “A Resolution in Support of Free, Open, and Honest Dialogue at Williams College.” Our goal in crafting the resolution was to…

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