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Shreyas Rajesh 22, an international student from India, poses with Nandini Seetharaman 22 and her brother at their home in Massachusetts. Rajesh decided to stay with Seetharaman and her family after the Indian border closed. (Photo courtesy of Shreyas Rajesh.)

Not at home but not on campus: Students make do while quarantining together

Kristen Bayrakdarian May 13, 2020

Shreyas Rajesh '22, an international student from India, poses with Nandini Seetharaman '22 and her brother at their home in Massachusetts. Rajesh decided to stay with Seetharaman and her family after...

First-years start all-inclusive dance group Williams Burlesque Club

First-years start all-inclusive dance group Williams Burlesque Club

Kristen Bayrakdarian March 4, 2020

Williams Burlesque Club members are currently preparing for their first show which explores themes of identity and inclusivity through dance. (Photo courtesy of Williams Burlesque.) Conceived, planned...

Students of color raise concerns about CSS

Students of color raise concerns about CSS

Kristen Bayrakdarian April 17, 2019

Black students and students of color have, as early as 2017, expressed discontents in experiences with Campus Safety and Security (CSS) that they believe demonstrated implicit bias. Students and administrators...

On Sunday, the Black Student Union town hall discussed topics including affinity housing, the JA system and relations with Campus Safety and Security. 
Photo courtesy of Isaiah Blake.

BSU holds town hall exploring affinity housing

Kristen Bayrakdarian November 14, 2018

On Sunday, the Williams College Black Student Union (BSU) organized a town hall in Griffin Hall on affinity housing and Davis Center renovations. As the event flyer read, the gathering was to be “a...

Wards book, Sing, Unburied, Sing, was inspired by her experience growing up as a black woman in the South. It was this years Williams Reads book. 
Sophia Shin/Photo Editor

Sing, Unburied, Sing author Jesmyn Ward speaks on storytelling

Kristen Bayrakdarian October 17, 2018

Last Thursday the College hosted Jesmyn Ward, author of this year’s Williams Reads book, Sing, Unburied, Sing. Ward reflected on the events that have shaped her life and influenced her as a writer.  Marlene...

At the Hancock Shaker Village, visitors can start the day off with an hour-long yoga session alongside goats. Kristen Bayrakdarian/Staff Writer

Six hours in Pittsfield

Kristen Bayrakdarian October 17, 2018

It’s leaf peeping season! So this past Sunday, my friends and I drove through the multi-colored, bucolic countryside of western Massachusetts to spend six hours in the largest city in Berkshire County...

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