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Nashville-based Americana string band, Old Crow Medicine Show, headlined the FreshGrass Festival on Friday night. (Sasha Tucker/The Williams Record)

Students attend FreshGrass Festival at MASS MoCA, enjoy bluegrass music

Ben Platt September 28, 2022
FreshGrass Festival took place at MASS MoCA this past weekend.
Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling opened at Images Cinema on Friday. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)

We’re laughing too hard to worry, darling: Drama drives Images crowd

Luke Chinman September 28, 2022
Campus was already abuzz with discussion and anticipation before the lights dimmed for the 7:30 p.m. showing of Don’t Worry Darling at Images Cinema on Friday night. Plagued by controversy ahead of its release, Olivia Wilde’s latest psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles drew more laughs than gasps from an audience of College students entrenched in the film’s pre-release drama.
Students engage in performance with the Williamstown Theatre Festival over the summer. (Photo courtesy of Casey Monteiro.)

WCMA and WTF host summer arts programs

Benet Ge September 28, 2022
This summer, students at the College participated in the inaugural sessions of the Williams Summer Arts & Museums Immersion Program and the Williams College/Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Summer Intensive Training Program (SITP).
Although he has always been musically inclined, Miles first learned opera his freshman year at the College and has since performed in numerous shows. (Photo courtesy of Peter Miles.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Peter Miles ’24

Kiara Royer September 21, 2022
Peter Miles ’24 has always been passionate about music. Miles, however, had little idea that his interest in music would lead him to study at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Caltagirone, Italy, this past summer.
WALLS 2022: Why did you choose your piece?

WALLS 2022: Why did you choose your piece?

Ari Quasney September 21, 2022
Students explain why they chose their art pieces from WALLS 2022.
The Adithya Vaidhyan Trio’s musical performance rang across Spring Street. (Ella Marx/The Williams Record)

Summer Sundays seizes Spring St.

Ella Marx September 21, 2022
When Nigel Jaffe ’22 visited the College this past weekend on his way to a concert in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., he expected to find his alma mater quiet and sleepy on a Sunday afternoon early in the fall semester. To his surprise, Spring Street was abuzz with art. Musicians, artists, and vendors selling wares lined the sidewalks for the final iteration of this year’s Summer Sundays series.
Williams joins Supreme Court amicus brief supporting use of race in college admissions

Williams joins Supreme Court amicus brief supporting use of race in college admissions

Julia Goldberg and Ella Marx August 27, 2022
When the Supreme Court hears concurrent cases Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina this fall, the respondents will count the College among their supporters.
(Photo courtesy of Williams College Office of Communications.)

‘Forever grateful’: After two years, Class of 2020 celebrates commencement in person

Cameron Pugh August 13, 2022
The Class of 2020 finally celebrated its in-person commencement on July 23, more than two years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic upended typical graduation plans. Roughly 430 graduates and 1200 guests attended the ceremony, which graduates said was overdue closure on their time at the College.
(Kira Hernandez/The Williams Record)

After reversal of Roe v. Wade, activists, College leaders renew commitment to abortion access

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned the precedent it set in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1973 and 1992 cases that guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion. Student and local organizers, alums who work in abortion access, and College administrators must now reckon with a new political reality. 
(Photo courtesy of Laura Buxbaum.)

Remembering Paula Buxbaum

Cameron Pugh June 24, 2022
Paula Buxbaum, a North Adams resident and the owner of Spring Street store Bux Vintage, died in a car accident on Oct. 29, 2021. Her family held a memorial service in her honor on June 18.
Isaac Wilkins ’22 (center right) and the cast of Fun Home perform the opening number, “It All Comes Back.” (Photo courtesy of Joe Fox.)

Fun Home celebrates discovering identities in a college setting

Kathryn Cloonan May 11, 2022
Fun Home, a Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, will be performed in the ’62 Center’s Directing Studio from May 12 to May 14.
A24’s documentary Cow tells the life story of a mother cow named Luma. (Photo courtesy of Images Cinema.)

Fresh Fest’s ‘Cow’ presents a tragic bovine heroine

Katya Ulyanov and Caroline Morrissey May 11, 2022
As springtime arrives and the temperature begins to spike, Images Cinema’s annual Fresh Fest is in full swing. The festival features an array of eye-opening documentaries and non-fiction dramas showcasing stories of human-environment interaction with messages about how farming and food production impact culture.
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