Sports teams celebrate Mountain Day

Cider donuts, apple cider, casual hikes with friends — for most people, Mountain Day is a time for procrastinating on homework and enjoying the natural beauty of a Williamstown fall. However, for a certain group of students at the College, Mountain Day also brings sweat, exhaustion and sore legs. 

Well, group may be an overstatement.

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

Selected indoor athletic facilities reopened on Friday to receive small groups of students under strict public health measures, as announced by an all-campus email from the COVID-19 Operations and Business Continuity Committee last Thursday. While the Lasell Gymnasium will remain closed, varsity athletes and students enrolled in relevant PE classes can now access the pool, squash courts, rink and Chandler Gym.

Water polo dives into a season unlike any other

In past years, club water polo trained and competed in the Samuelson-Muir pool; this fall, the team dove into the Hoosic in search of a place to bond. (Photo courtesy of Galen Cassidy ’22.)

Anyone willing to make the trek down to the Hoosic this fall may see a group of Williams students tossing a ball around in the river, hidden away behind the trees dotting the riverbanks.

NESCAC cancels competitions for winter sports

Varsity teams will not compete this winter, President Maud S. Mandel and Athletic Director Lisa Melendy announced in an all-campus email this afternoon, half an hour after the presidents of the 11 NESCAC institutions released a unanimous decision to cancel competitions within the conference.

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

“They were looking for a couple extra people to fill in the last five or six slots, because they didn’t have enough people, and they asked me if I would be interested, and I didn’t really think twice about it,” Greenman said. “I was like, ‘Yeah absolutely!’”

Checkmate, quarantine: Chess Club thrives in the Zoom era

A Wednesday night of wistful longing–Blue-black in Autumnal bliss.Here you hear a voice of calling”come play chess!”, and that is this:Chess club tonight from 9 — 10:30 @ Eco cafe, everyone welcome, no experience necessary! Newcomers/beginners/people who want to learn how to play especially encouraged to come!