Category: Opinions

Word on the Quad: What fashion trend do you want to bring back?

’80s workout clothes. Karmen Liang '21   Overalls. David Gorestki '20   Lace as décor rather than as a sex symbol. Serapia Kim '19   Over-the-Knee boots '18  

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A first-year’s perspective: An argument for paying JAs for their emotional labor

This weekend, I went through social overhaul. I felt lost, annoyed and mostly frustrated. In a time when I had very few people, my Junior Advisors (JAs), Julia Vargas ’19…

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Letter to the editor: Regarding the Underground Railroad

To the editor, We write as members of the CenterSeries Programing Committee to offer our sincerest apology for the pain and suffering experienced by many members of the College community…

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Beware, we are need-aware: A call for need-blind admissions for international students

Williams College offers need-blind admissions for all students except internationals. For many of us, this policy embodies a hurtful attitude towards students that lack the privileges that come with American…

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Word on the Quad: If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you take that start with the first letter of your name?

Armie Hammer, airplane, apple. Avery Dunn ’21   Apples, aardvark, airplane. Ashley Zhou ’20 Mangoes, magnifying glass, music. Mikhayla Armstrong ’19   Money, matches, mates. Michael Berry ’18

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Wrapping up America’s food crisis: Why food waste is more than just an environmental problem

Wasted food is a growing problem in the United States. Did you know that 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted each year? The Environmental Protection Agency…

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Defending the CC censure: Why the Sailing Club needs to be held accountable

In last week’s edition of the Record, a member of the Williams Sailing Club, Jamie Vaccaro ’21, wrote an op-ed taking issue with College Council’s (CC) decision to censure the…

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Preserving history: Reconsidering decisions to take down monuments

In the early morning hours of March 8, 1966, an explosion ripped through the streets of Dublin. Moments later, a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson came crashing down from its…

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From the archives

DEAN D. GRODZINS '83   CATHERINE KIWALA ’04 JOHN MAYHALL ’00  

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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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