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Sophie Bellwoar ’25 and Will Olsen ’25  co-host their interview-style show, “Six By Six,” in the WCFM studio in Prospect House.

Making (radio) waves: WCFM makes resurgence after year-long hiatus

Izzy Polanco December 8, 2021
Tucked within the basement of Prospect House is the broadcasting studio for WCFM, the student-run radio station at the College. This semester, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the studio is bustling with a new cadre of radio DJs.
Arts clubs offer ‘casual, self-motivating’ respite from academics

Arts clubs offer ‘casual, self-motivating’ respite from academics

Hannah Dineen December 8, 2021
As places for both beginners and masters alike, arts clubs on campus like Off the Hook Crochet Club, and Ceramics Club, and Williams FireFlies provide spaces for artistic downtime on campus.
Belfast is a visually stunning film with powerful performances. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

Images in Review: Belfast is a triumph in black and white

Isabel Williams December 8, 2021
Isabel Williams ’24 writes that Belfast is sure to wow critics and earn an Oscar this year.
Students from the “Architectural Design II” class stand in front of Sandy’s Contemplace after completing construction on the piece. (PHOTO COURTESY OF BEN BENEDICT.)

Behind the scenes of Sandy’s Contemplace, a ‘roadside’ lookout by Sawyer

Ella Napack December 1, 2021
In the last few years, the patch of grass between Hopkins Hall and Sawyer Library has been filled with structures made by architecture students. This year, the class assignment for “Architectural Design II” was to create a space for contemplation.
Review: ‘How could I resist’ Cap & Bells’ Mamma Mia?

Review: ‘How could I resist’ Cap & Bells’ Mamma Mia?

Amalia Culpepper-Wehr December 1, 2021
Amalia Culpepper-Wehr ’24 writes that Cap & Bells' Mamma Mia is a nearly perfect production.
Student band The Kicks rehearsing in the basement of 70 Hoxsey St. From left to right: Owen Hiland ’22, Lizzie High ’24, Emilio Anamos ’24, Anuvind Iyer ’23, and Piper Higgins ’22. (Sasha Tucker/The Williams Record)

Band-Mania: Student bands revamp on-campus music scene one concert at a time

Sasha Tucker December 1, 2021
I walked into one of the College’s student bands, The Kicks’, Nov. 16 practice a little after 9 p.m., just in time to hear their lively rendition of a-ha’s “Take on Me.” They were rehearsing ahead of their Currier Ballroom performance at the crew formal on Saturday, Nov. 20. That weekend, which was the last weekend before November Break, boasted abnormal amounts of live music.
Sawyer’s zine collection is home to original zines from student creators like Beza Luiseged ’25, Alice-Henry Carnell ’22.5, and Hannah Bae ’24. (Photo courtesy of Beza Luiseged.)

Sawyer zine collection celebrates creativity, community

Aiden Pham November 17, 2021
The first time Aiden Pham ’24 walked into the lobby of Sawyer Library, he expected shelves upon shelves of books. Instead, he found a collection of zines made by students.
The Kintai Bridge in Suō Province (1924) by Kawase is currently on view as part of Competing Currents.

‘Competing Currents’ opens at the Clark

Rebekah Lindsay November 17, 2021
The Clark Art Institute opened Competing Currents: 20th-century Japanese Prints on Nov. 7. The exhibition was curated by Oliver Ruhl, who graduated from the College’s master’s program in art history in 2021. 
Review: ‘The French Dispatch’ explores ennui in Ennui

Review: ‘The French Dispatch’ explores ennui in Ennui

Justin Piccininni and Katya Ulyanov November 17, 2021
Katya Ulyanov ’24 and Justin Piccininni ’24 write that Wes Anderson's latest film — which explores finding meaning in boring lives — is sure to become a cult classic.
Students use art as activism at divestment protest

Students use art as activism at divestment protest

Rebekah Lindsay November 17, 2021
Art has a long history in social protest, and Friday morning’s gray clouds and rainy weather cleared up just in time for students to cover Paresky Center’s wet steps with vibrant chalk drawings and posters calling on the College to publicly divest from fossil fuels.
All of the four badmates were also members of the Williams Octet during their time at the College.

Darlingside, band of four alums, returns ‘home’ to perform

Sasha Tucker November 10, 2021
To Auyon Mukharji ’07, one quarter of the band Darlingside, returning to perform in Baxter Hall on Nov. 5 felt like “coming home.” Over the course of the evening, the band’s first performance on campus since June 2019, Darlingside serenaded the College community, cracked jokes among themselves, and even inspired a short dance number from two audience members.
Yerma is the first theatre-department-sponsored production since the beginning of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Wolfson.)

Theatre dept.’s Yerma explores femininity, reproduction, gender

Kathryn Cloonan November 10, 2021
A tragic exploration of reproduction and the societal pressures of heterosexual relationships is reviving the theatre department’s in-person productions. Yerma, which premieres Nov. 11 and runs until Nov. 14, will be the first in-person theatre department show since 2020.  Yerma, written by poet-playwright Federico García Lorca in 1934, tells the story of a childless wife in rural Spain grappling with pressures surrounding reproduction and gender roles in relation to her husband. The play critiques societies that deny women the ability to choose their life paths — or judge them for their choices. 
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