Football defeats Bowdoin in 41-10 victory

Running back Joel Nicholas ’23 scored two touchdowns in Saturday’s game against Bowdoin, rushing for a total of 104 yards. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Five first-half touchdowns carried football (2–1) to a 41-10 win over Bowdoin (0–3) in its second home game of the season.

Esports create campus community

Esports, or competitive video gaming, have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, with more gamers than ever flooding the industry’s tournaments. Many students on campus have joined the craze, competing against each other and teams from other colleges.

Cross country hosts Purple Valley Classic

Jack Consenstein ’20, a member of the men’s nordic ski team, ran the 5k alongside Eph cross country. (William Newton/The Williams Record.)

On Saturday, men’s and women’s cross country competed in the the Purple Valley Classic at Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Captain’s Corner: Daiana Takashima ’20

(Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Team: Volleyball

Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif. Major: Psychology 

Residence: Horn Hall

Snackbar order:Nachos with barbecue sauce, chicken and mozzarella 

How did you start playing volleyball?

Men’s rugby falls to Amherst, celebrates team traditions

The men’s rugby club team is 1–2 this season after beating Union but falling to Siena and Amherst. (Rebecca Tauber/The Williams Record.)

Last Saturday, three Eph teams stared down the Amherst Mammoths at the same time on home turf at Cole Field: women’s soccer, men’s soccer and men’s rugby.

WilliNet showcases Eph teams, coaches in weekly shows

Kris Dufour (right), who has hosted the Williams College Football Show for 15 years, welcomes head coach Mark Raymond to discuss game highlights.(Photo Courtesy of WilliNet.)

Hidden away behind the glass doors of Spring Street, next to where Mad Macs used to stand, are the WilliNet TV studios, home of Williamstown’s very own community TV network. 

WilliNet’s programming ranges from recaps of community meetings to art and musical showcases. Two of their most consistent and beloved series, however, are the Williams College Football Show and Williams College Basketball Show, hosted by members of the College community.

Volleyball wins out over Trinity

On Friday, volleyball (8–3, 1–0 in the NESCAC) defeated Trinity (4–4, 0–1 in the NESCAC) in three sets and fell to Roger Williams the next day in a tough five-set match. In the first set against the Bantams, the Ephs jumped out to an early 7-1 lead behind the serving of Lydia Kurtz ’22.

Farm Fun in the Sun: Students engage with local farming

Around 200 students have volunteered at the organic-practicing Peace Valley Farm in Williamstown since the early 1990s. (Photo courtesy of Marco Vallejos.)

When Marco Vallejos ’20 walks into breakfast at Mission dining hall, he sees familiar “faces” — not a friend or a staff member, but the potatoes he recently dug up at Peace Valley Farm that are now turned into golden homefries.