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In search of the hardest course

Grady Short and Lindsay Wang May 19, 2021
Students are not shy about sharing their experiences with certain courses; they post reviews on Factrak, spill the tea to their underclass acquaintances, and gossip about professors and assignments. The Record set out to determine the hardest course at the College through a survey, Factrak data — and a lot of other things.
For Delsa Lopez ’21, studying remotely for her senior year has had its fair share of positive and negative experiences. (Photo courtesy of Delsa Lopez.)

‘We have the rest of our lives’: Remote seniors reflect on a final year away from campus

Shannon Billups and Jonathan Breibart May 19, 2021
Remote seniors reflect on difficulties they have faced during the pandemic, the perks of studying from home, and plans for celebrating graduation.
Students burst into impromptu dancing during Eid celebrations in front of Sawyer Library. (Photo courtesy of Mohammad Faizaan.)

Students observe Ramadan, celebrate Eid amid pandemic

Jaden Block and Milo Chang May 19, 2021
Despite facing COVID restrictions on student activity, Muslim students were able to observe Ramadan and foster a sense of community at the College.
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Three in Two Thousand: Jeongyoon Han ’21, Rebecca Tauber ’21, and Samuel Wolf ’21

Irene Loewenson and Kevin Yang May 19, 2021
For our last regular issue of the spring semester, current Editor-in-Chief Kevin Yang ’22 and current Managing Editor Irene Loewenson ’22 sat down with them to discuss the experience of leading the Record through a most unconventional year.
(Photo courtesy of Andre Hui.)

Andre Hui ’21: Four years, 200 guest lectures

Saud Afzal Shafi May 19, 2021
For many students, attending talks given by guest speakers is low on their list of priorities. Not so for Andre Hui ’21, who has attended over 200 talks during his four years at the College.
Buxbaum’s collection features all types of clothing from different decades gathered over her many years of collecting vintage. (Photo courtesy of Paula Buxbaum.)

Out with the new, in with the old: New vintage store comes to Spring St.

Chris Brown and Dover Sikes May 19, 2021
The owner of Bux Vintage, a recent vintage pop-up shop on Spring St., spoke with the Record about her passion for collecting, her experience running a business, and her plans for the future.
Nelly Lin-Schweitzer ’21 (left) and Caleigh Paster ’21 (right) reflect on their senior year. (Katie Jung/The Williams Record)

Two in Two Thousand: Nelly Lin-Schweitzer ’21 and Caleigh Paster ’21

Katie Jung May 19, 2021
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose Nelly Lin-Schweitzer ’21 and Caleigh Paster ’21, who talked about their experiences as seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, their academic interests over the years, and their thoughts about leaving campus.
The 1997 WSO homepage was far handier than it is now. (Screenshot courtesy of the Wayback Machine.)

The early days of WSO: When Williams students claimed a corner of the World Wide Web

Josh Picoult May 5, 2021
Thanks to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, Williams Students Online’s earliest days are preserved like a digital time capsule, recording over 25 years of students’ online personalities.
(Photo courtesy of Carson Stephenson ’23.)

One in Two Thousand: Carson Stephenson ’23

Grady Short May 5, 2021
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose Carson Stephenson ’23, who talked about the value of bilingualism in the medical field, the name “Carson,” and giving Lexapro to fish.
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Prospective frosh attend Virtual Previews as Class of 2025 takes shape

Shannon Billups, Kit Conklin, and Emily Kuwaye April 21, 2021
On April 16 and 17, the College hosted Virtual Previews for the Class of 2025. Learning from online events hosted over the last year, the College expanded the length of its program to two days, compared to one day last year.
Students line up past Prospect House for Driscoll dinner on Build-Your-Own-Bowl night. (Kevin Yang/The Williams Record)

How Dining creates its menus

Justin Zen April 21, 2021
Part of a series of new initiatives by Dining Services, Build Your Own Bowl nights have been received as a welcome break from the regular meal cycle. The Record spoke with Dining staff to learn more about nutritional, cultural, and logistical considerations in the menu creation process.
Kirsten Rose ’94 competed on Jeopardy! in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Kirsten Rose.)

Three Ephs reflect on ‘Jeopardy!’ experiences

Bellamy Richardson April 21, 2021
Mike Furlanetto ’93, Kirsten Rose ’94, and Zach Safford ’09 have all shown off their trivia skills on Jeopardy! — Safford twice, almost a decade apart. These three alums spoke to the Record about their time on the show.
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