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WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

WiFi data surveillance: A threat to students’ privacy rights

Niko Malhotra April 14, 2021
Niko Malhotra ’24 discusses how the community's trust in the College has been tested by the administration's usage of students' WiFi data during its investigation of the Wood House incident, which he argues violated the College’s own privacy policy guidelines.
‘Health’ Days: The inadequacies of the spring schedule

‘Health’ Days: The inadequacies of the spring schedule

Katya Ulyanov April 14, 2021
Katya Ulyanov ’24 criticizes the College's decision to implement few and scattered Health Days and highlights the toll the lack of a spring break will take on students’ mental health.
Accessibili-tea: A bittersweet victory at the testing site

Accessibili-tea: A bittersweet victory at the testing site

Abby Fournier April 14, 2021
In the third piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 calls out Williams senior staff who still do not acknowledge their fault in the testing center design and expresses why she no longer trusts the school, even OAE, to represent her best interests.
Silenced no more: Sexual Assault Awareness Month and students' fight to end campus sexual violence

Silenced no more: Sexual Assault Awareness Month and students’ fight to end campus sexual violence

Bella Fong April 14, 2021
Bella Fong, the national communications director for Every Voice Coalition, brings to light the often unaddressed prevalence of sexual violence cases among Massachusetts college students, including those at Williams. Fong urges students to not only reach out to the College's resources and report cases of sexual violence, but to also facilitate discussion in an effort to provide safe spaces for survivors and prevent future harm.
Divestment: Where’s Williams?

Divestment: Where’s Williams?

Raymond Beltran April 7, 2021
In light of the College's failure to fully divest from fossil fuel interests, Raymond Beltran ’24 calls for the administration and the student body alike to prioritize environmental activism at both the institutional and individual level.
After two years, a welcome return to baseball

After two years, a welcome return to baseball

Kedar Veeraswamy April 7, 2021
After playing his first baseball game in almost two years, Kedar Veeraswamy ’24 reflects on what was lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic and describes the inimitable thrill of returning to his sport.
Accessibili-tea: Co-pays, ‘passing,’ and everything in between

Accessibili-tea: Co-pays, ‘passing,’ and everything in between

Abby Fournier April 7, 2021
In the second piece for her column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 describes how privilege affects access, resources, health care, and every other aspect of daily living, creating various experiences within the disabled community.
During commencement, be mindful of privilege

During commencement, be mindful of privilege

Jessica Thompson March 31, 2021
Jessica Thompson ’21 calls for the College community to consider the underlying privileges and normative assumptions inherent in this year's commencement plans.
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It’s time to give female athletes their due

Marit Hoyem March 31, 2021
Marit Hoyem ’24 speaks out against the sexist culture present within the sports industry while advocating for students to work toward eliminating this culture from Williams athletics.
Accessibili-tea: ‘Everything will soon be back to normal’ and other terrifying promises

Accessibili-tea: ‘Everything will soon be back to normal’ and other terrifying promises

Abby Fournier March 31, 2021
In the first piece for her new column “Accessibili-tea,” Abby Fournier ’21 highlights how many of the academic and social accommodations given to able-bodied and neurotypical people to protect them from COVID-19 are accommodations the disabled and neurodivergent community has needed for years.
Letter to the editor: Cease the partying

Letter to the editor: Cease the partying

Peter Frost March 31, 2021
In a letter to the editor, Professor Emeritus of International Studies Peter Frost urges students to quit partying during a pandemic.
What the Atlanta shootings expose about purity culture and Asian fetishization

What the Atlanta shootings expose about purity culture and Asian fetishization

Rebecca Park March 23, 2021
Rebecca Park ’22 discusses the repercussions of purity culture and Asian fetishization, exposing how they had been driving forces behind the shootings in Atlanta. Park questions if the U.S. as a whole, including the Williams community, will continue to sit complacently in the face of anti-Asian violence and the objectification of Asian women.
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