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Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students
Lindsay Wang October 21, 2020

Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game, hit a new peak of popularity among students on campus amid the pandemic.  (Stephanie Teng/The Williams Record) Tap. Tap. Tap. This was the sound that broke...

Water polo dives into a season unlike any other

Water polo dives into a season unlike any other
Kent Barbir October 21, 2020

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...

NESCAC cancels competitions for winter sports

NESCAC cancels competitions for winter sports
Irene Loewenson October 8, 2020

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...

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble

Mike Greenman ’18 reflects on working inside NBA bubble
Jack McGovern October 7, 2020

Mike Greenman ’18 worked in the NBA bubble over the summer preparing the locker rooms and helping players warm up before games. (Photo courtesy of Mike Greenman.) Mike Greenman ’18 had just finished...

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students
Stephanie Teng October 7, 2020

The weight tent is one of the many new outdoor facilities open to the general student body, offering more options for non-athletes to keep fit. (Tina Zheng/The Williams Record) It is always a race...

Checkmate, quarantine: Chess Club thrives in the Zoom era

Checkmate, quarantine: Chess Club thrives in the Zoom era
Kent Barbir October 7, 2020

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,...

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off

For fall athletes, the decision to reopen campus brought another choice: Whether to take time off
Jack McGovern September 30, 2020

Victoria Laino ’21.5, a midfielder on women’s soccer, opted to take time off and play in the highest division of women’s soccer in Switzerland instead. (Photo courtesy of Victoria Laino.)  When...

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes
Stephanie Teng September 23, 2020

After a summer of deliberation, James Hemmer ’24, left, and Sunny Hu ’24, right, decided to join their respective teams on campus this fall, while many other first-year student-athletes opted to...

E-sports: It’s the new Eph-sport

E-sports: It’s the new Eph-sport
Anika Lee September 23, 2020

On Sept. 18, the newly renamed PC Gaming Club launched their Minecraft server as part of their expansion effort. (Photo courtesy of Angela Gui ’24.) The coronavirus pandemic may have shut down the...

Fall sports are cancelled: what that means for athletic staff

Fall sports are cancelled: what that means for athletic staff
Sofie Jones September 16, 2020

With the campus fitness center closed, staff have moved exercise equipment to a tent next to Farley-Lamb Field so that teams can complete their usual lift workouts safely outside. (Rebecca Tauber/Williams...

Nonner tests P.E. department’s quarantine fitness videos; videos test her back

Nonner tests P.E. department’s quarantine fitness videos; videos test her back
Irene Loewenson September 16, 2020

In the “Fitness in Quarantine” videos, members of the physical education department demonstrate workouts that students can do in dorm rooms.  (Videos courtesy of Williams College. Screenshots...

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.
Stephanie Teng July 11, 2020

The physical education and athletics department convene to deliver an outline of the College’s athletics reopening policy for next fall. (Photo courtesy of Williams College on Youtube.) As the College...

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