The Williams Record

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CSS shutdowns of parties elicit student criticism
Sofie Jones October 20, 2021
A perceived uptick of Campus Safety Services (CSS) interference in residential halls in recent weeks has left many students frustrated and concerned, according to several students who spoke to the Record. Students reported instances of CSS breaking up on-campus parties without adequate explanation, and stressed the negative impacts on mental health and well-being caused by the increased presence of CSS officers.
College restores full dorm card access
College restores full dorm card access
Fiona Seibert October 20, 2021
Student card access to all residential buildings was restored on Oct. 8. The College had originally revoked universal card access in the wake of students concerns about drink tampering, but administrators found that the access restrictions had not made a significant difference in party activity.
After running her fourth Boston Marathon, Jessica Chapman poses for a picture with her daughter, Mia. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Chapman.)
Members of College community participate in historic, hybrid Boston Marathon
Kent Barbir and Sam Coyle October 20, 2021
Canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Boston Marathon returned in 2021, albeit with a slew of pandemic-induced changes and precautions. This included a six-month delay of the race from April to October, opening up the possibility for members of the College community to take advantage of the reading period break to attend.
Social media influencers balance academics, content creation
Social media influencers balance academics, content creation
Justin Zen October 20, 2021
Perhaps most unexpected on the list of famous individuals at the College are social media influencers. The Record spoke with Alicia Blanco ’21.5, Yeldana Talgatkyzy ’25, and Aylen Park ’23 to learn more about how their experiences with internet fame intersect with their experiences at the College.
Respect Dining staff
Respect Dining staff
Lee Benzinger October 20, 2021
Lee Benzinger ’24 calls on students to stop disrespecting dining staff by blaming them for perceived low food quality and by not cleaning up after themselves at meals.
Students participate in virtual workshop, open mic with poet Porsha Olayiwola
Students participate in virtual workshop, open mic with poet Porsha Olayiwola
Hannah Dineen October 20, 2021
A virtual workshop held by Boston poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, sponsored by Franny Choi, allowed students to participate in an afternoon writing workshop followed by an open mic and poetry performance by Olayiwola herself.