Category: Opinions

Letter to the Editor: In response to Trustee Eisenson’s Response

To the Record, I’d like to respond to the April 19 letter from Michael Eisenson (“Letter to the Editor: Responding to Board’s conflicts of interest,” April 19, 2017) commenting on…

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WOTQ: Where were you when you found out you got into the College?

"I was in the shower." Brandon Wingfield   "I was just in my bedroom." Ivana Obubogu "I was sitting in my room." Tyler Stebulis "Bedroom." Francesca D'Artista  

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Cartoon: Biology jokes gone too far

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Out of the dorms, beyond our values: The mal-effects of off-campus housing and its traditions

Most parties at the College feel like a reenactment of Groundhog Day. Same people. Same places. Same stories. I don’t drink any less than I used to when I was…

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Continued remembrance: Calling for an end to “softcore” Holocause denial

My original draft of this op-ed read something like this:  Stop softcore denying the Holocaust. Stop softcore denying the Holocaust. To conclude, stop softcore denying the Holocaust. The staff of…

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J’ai une cheville cassée: Insight from the back end of a broken ankle injury

Sitting in bed, I have a bag of ice on top of my left ankle: the new center of life. For someone like me, studying abroad is an opportunity to…

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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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