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Carrigan’s Cuts — which opened in early April — offers an array of haircuts to Town residents. (Ellie Davis/The Williams Record)

A cut above the rest: Carrigan’s Cuts opens for business on Spring Street

Ellie Davis May 17, 2023

Nick Carrigan’s mom usually cut his hair when he was a kid — but sometimes he could convince his father to take him to a real barber shop. They went to Man’s World Styling Salon in North Adams,...

“The Mountains” pays tribute to the College’s natural environment. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)

‘The Mountains’: The College’s treasured — and sometimes forgotten — school song

Emily Swope May 10, 2023
Most current students at the College know “The Mountains” as the song that is played on the campus bells to announce the glorious start of Mountain Day. But beyond its annual appearance on campus, the tune has a long and treasured history, and has served as an important source of connection for many alums over the years.

The 2023-24 housing lottery, by the numbers

David Wignall May 10, 2023
The Record broke down this year's general and doubles lotteries, as well as the many other ways students received housing assignments.
Five in Two Thousand: Annie Lu ’23,  Tali Natter ’23,  Cameron Pugh ’23,  Bellamy Richardson ’23,  and Kitt Urdang ’23.5

Five in Two Thousand: Annie Lu ’23, Tali Natter ’23, Cameron Pugh ’23, Bellamy Richardson ’23, and Kitt Urdang ’23.5

Ella Marx May 10, 2023
For the last issue of the Record to be released this semester, Editor-in-Chief Ella Marx ’24 sat down with members of last year’s Record management team to discuss their retirement from the Record and memories from leading the paper.
Sneha Revanur ‘26 speaks out for youth involvement in AI regulation. (Photo courtesy of Sneha Revanur)

Sneha Revanur ’26, founder of Encode Justice, advocates for youth voice in AI regulation

Quinn Casey May 10, 2023
Sneha Revanur is the founder of Encode Justice, a youth-led organization that fights for human rights and justice in the age of AI for which she currently serves as president.
Making the Williams image: The man behind the College’s famed Instagram reels

Making the Williams image: The man behind the College’s famed Instagram reels

Safiyah Anwar-Chuku May 10, 2023
Whether it’s a classic seasonal post of a blooming tree outside of West College or photos of unsuspecting students eating their Fresh ‘n Go orders on marble blocks, Jay Corey, the College’s in-house videographer, captures it all. 
Deborah Brothers has designed costumes for over 85 shows. (Emily Zas/The Williams Record)

Deborah Brothers retires after 38 years as theatre department costume designer

Emily Zas May 10, 2023
Over the years, Deborah Brothers has designed costumes for over 85 productions, both at the College and for other theatres in the Berkshires.
Over 100 attended DU’s welcome reception for the Csanádis. (Photo courtesy of Beata Csanádi.)

How Williams fraternity brothers ‘adopted’ a family of refugees — and plan to reunite with them 66 years later

Emily Zas May 3, 2023
At the height of the Hungarian Revolution in November 1956, Steve Bullock ’57 pitched an idea to his Delta Upsilon (DU) fraternity brothers: to “adopt” a family of Hungarian refugees. Three months and a series of miracles later, a Hungarian family of four moved into the DU fraternity house in Williamstown. 
On April 16 and 17, prospective students attended an array of events hosted by affinity groups on campus. (Christopher Rodriguez/The Williams Record)

Behind the scenes of Affinity Previews

Inés Garcia and Palvasha Khan May 3, 2023
Between the notification of their acceptance and the deposit deadline, the cohort of accepted students had the chance to experience the College through Williams Previews — an annual three-day event organized by the Office of Admission where admitted students meet current students, faculty, and staff either virtually or on campus.
Springstreakers bared all on campus from 2004 to 2018. (Rachel Cruz/The Williams Record)

The Springstreakers: How taking it off took off at the College

Innes Asher May 3, 2023
The Springstreakers were an unregistered student organization that ran steadily through 2018. If you were studying in the library during finals between 2004 and 2018, there was a good chance that, at some point, 50 to 100 fully nude Ephs would have run past you.
Alum couple travels cross-country with ‘busload of books’

Alum couple travels cross-country with ‘busload of books’

Haley Zimmerman and Ellie Davis May 3, 2023
By the end of this school year, Swanson and Behr will have traveled to a school in all 50 states. At each stop, they will give out free books through a partnership with the nonprofit First Book and document it on their Instagram, YouTube channel, and website. 
Photo courtesy of Cynthia Masese.

One in Two Thousand: Cynthia Masese ’23

Lena Kerest May 3, 2023
This week, Cynthia Masese ’23 discussed her plans after graduation, favorite memories at the College, and involvement in WASO.
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