Mia Lisette wins ACE and WCFM Battle of the Bands

Mia Lisette performed a stripped down, R&B influenced set. PHOTO BY SOPHIA SHIN

On Saturday evening, dozens of students filtered into the dimmed Currier Ballroom to watch four College bands perform in the All-Campus Entertainment and WCFM 91.9 Battle of the Bands.

Marvin Touré delivers lecture on art journey

On Thursday, Ivorian American artist Marvin Touré visited campus to speak about his unique style and personal artistic growth in Lawrence Hall. Touré originally intended to study architecture at the Southern Polytechnic State University, but after recognizing his artistic inclinations, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in New Media Arts and ultimately receiving a master’s in fine arts from The School of Visual Arts. 

Touré’s artistic endeavors are greatly influenced by his childhood in Georgia, and many of his projects touch on the powerful significance of these foundational years.

‘Travels on Paper’ captures impulses behind travel art

John LaFarge’s “Hut in Moonlight, Iva, Savaii” (1890) is one of the works shown in Travels on Paper, a new exhibit at the Clark. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLARK ART INSTITUTE

I was a freshman in high school when my family finally smashed its piggy bank of hoarded travel miles and saved income to spend the month of December in Rome.

Franny Choi brews and forges revolution through verse

Franny Choi, who will teach courses at the College in the spring, negotiates her intersecting identities and past activism through teaching and writing. ETHAN DINÇER/THE WILLIAMS RECORD

Franny Choi does it all — a poet, performer, essayist and former community organizer, she is currently a Gaius Charles Bolin, class of 1889, Fellow in English at the College.

Peter Elbow ’57 reflects on development of freewriting

“If your pencil stops moving, the room is gonna blow up. Just keep writing,” Peter Elbow ’57 said, describing the practice of “freewriting.” 

Elbow pioneered freewriting in the early 1970s, and it is used in many writing programs across the globe today.

Douglas Paisley brings Sardinian folk music stateside

It wasn’t hard to pick out the sound of someone singing as I made my way through the empty halls of Spencer Art Building. Poking my head into the printmaking studio, I found Studio Art Assistant Douglas Paisley in his element amid a scattered collection of unfinished canvases and assorted paintbrushes.

SITI Company’s ‘The Bacchae’ gives an ancient Greek classic a modern spin

On Saturday night, the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI) company, an internationally renowned collective founded by theater directors Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki, performed their new production of The Bacchae at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. The production, directed by Anne Bogart, starred Ellen Lauren as Dionysus, Toussaint Jeanlouis as Pentheus, Stephen Duff Webber as Cadmus and Akiko Aizawa as Agave.