This week in history, three guests visited the College: former President William Howard Taft in 1917, Pink Floyd in 1971 and an unwelcome outbreak of lice in 1997.
Brittany Andrade, a seven-year U.S. Army veteran, attended the Warrior-Scholar Project’s virtual boot camp at Williams this summer before enrolling at Vassar College. (Photo courtesy of the Warrior-Scholar Project.)
Brittany Andrade, an alum of the Warrior-Scholar Project’s (WSP) Summer 2020 boot camp at Williams, said that WSP sessions are “the hardest college thing you’re ever going to do.”
WSP is an organization that partners with colleges and universities in the U.S. to hold one-week academic boot camps for veterans transitioning from the military to higher education.
(Photo courtesy of Mikaela Topper.)
Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature. As long as the owner of a selected unix is willing to be interviewed and is not a member of the Record board, that person becomes the subject of our interview.
The Record interviewed 10 students about the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, asking if they voted, whom they voted for, how they voted and why they voted the way they did.
The students, voting from various parts of the nation and the world, discussed what is at stake for them in one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history.
With the recent national presidential election, the subject of voting has been continuously plastered across the media and in the minds of many. However, following the 2016 presidential election, voter suppression has been growing rampant and encouraged by the likes of certain politicians.
As we get accustomed to “Zooming” into virtual classes and being in front of a screen for far longer periods of time than usual, one factor contributing to the fatigue that many of us experience as a result is simply that we are holding our breath.
The WTP works with two immigrant centers: the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield and the Center for New Americans (CNA) in Northampton. These centers send the WTP legal documents like birth certificates and marriage certificates to translate. The documents are from clients trying to become American citizens.
On a warm fall day on Spring Street, one might have been pleasantly surprised to find a bright red umbrella shading a cart offering juicy hot dogs made with a blend of beef and pork. A new addition to Spring Street this fall, Hazell’s Hot Dog Stand is run by soon-to-be-married couple CJ Hazell and Brittany Lillie, both dining services workers at the College.
As it does every year, the Williams College Jewish Association (WCJA) held a blowing of the shofar, a kind of horn, for Rosh Hashanah. As so many things do, the timeless tradition looked a little different this year.
Photo courtesy of Max Odell. Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature.
Affinity groups have turned to game nights, Zoom discussions, social media and more to maintain community under campus restrictions. (Rachel Buccalo/The Williams Record)
Williams students have found themselves isolated from one another due to the COVID-19 pandemic.