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‘It’s tough being in the middle’: Ephs on the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color

‘It’s tough being in the middle’: Ephs on the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color
Lindsay Wang December 9, 2020
“We have to acknowledge how white our league has been for so long, and how white our schools have been,” said Priscilla Singleton-Eriyo ’23, a member of women’s basketball.

‘Bunnalupe,’ ‘Shadeball’ and ‘Tray jumping’: Alums recount ‘meaningless’ athletic achievements

‘Bunnalupe,’ ‘Shadeball’ and ‘Tray jumping’: Alums recount ‘meaningless’ athletic achievements
Rebecca Tauber December 9, 2020

The “You know you went to Williams College if…” Facebook group typically consists of alums posting pictures of College ephemera, children decked out in Williams gear and evocative purple and yellow...

Training, trashcans and track: A semester of practice off-campus

Training, trashcans and track: A semester of practice off-campus
Will Kingham December 9, 2020
As I stood in the middle of the field, I took in my surroundings, and I sensed an unfamiliar feeling grow in the pit of my stomach: doubt.

The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane

The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane
Stephanie Teng November 25, 2020

Daisy, a product of GIANTmicrobes™, was the absolute star of Corridor Soccer games. We may have kicked her out of the door a few times, but just a few. (Graphic courtesy of Allyse Pratt ’22.) The...

Open swim: How my experience went swimmingly

Open swim: How my experience went swimmingly
Michael Gibson-Prugh November 18, 2020

The College recently reopened the pool, with COVID restrictions. (Michael Gibson-Prugh/The Williams Record) When I received the email on Nov. 4 that the College was going to reopen up the swimming...

As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train

As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train
Stephanie Teng, Kent Barbir, and Lindsay Wang November 18, 2020

Women’s hockey has been using synthetic ice due to ventilation issues with their normal ice rink. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Lackmann ’24.) A year ago today, the Chandler Athletic Center was bustling...

Playing the mind game: Sabermetrics at the College

Playing the mind game: Sabermetrics at the College
Kent Barbir November 11, 2020

Steven Miller, Professor of Mathematics, is widely known to be a baseball fanatic, but few are aware of his involvement in sabermetrics research. (Photo courtesy of Steven Miller.) Anyone who has ever...

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing
Jack McGovern and Stephanie Teng November 4, 2020

Phillips (top center) attends a basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Indianapolis Pacers along with author John Green (top right), a long-time friend of Phillips who shares his love for...

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure
Lindsay Wang November 4, 2020

Tree branches bow under the weight of the first snow, and the sun rises and sets early over stinging, frozen air — winter is coming, but members of the climbing club still find themselves behind Mission...

Sports teams celebrate Mountain Day

Sports teams celebrate Mountain Day
Kent Barbir October 28, 2020

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...

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches
Stephanie Teng October 28, 2020

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...

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge
Jack McGovern and Stephanie Teng October 21, 2020

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is promoting voter registration among student-athletes through digital campaigns as part of a NESCAC challenge. The image above was designed by programming committee...

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