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Cameron Pugh, Arts Editor

Cameron Pugh ’23 is an English major and Africana studies concentrator from Port Saint Lucie, Fla. He is a section editor for arts.

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(Photo courtesy of Amanda Madsen.)

One in Two Thousand: Amanda Madsen ’21

April 21, 2021
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose Amanda Madsen ’21, who talked about her dog Rosie, being a member of the Ephlats, and how the pandemic has affected her senior year.
(Gelila Kassa/The Williams Record)

‘Fundamentally broken’: Professor, alums in music industry discuss the Grammys’ lack of diversity and relevance

March 17, 2021
Black Lives Matter–related songs took the stage at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on March 14, with performances like Lil Baby’s autobiographical protest rap “The Bigger Picture” and Mickey Guyton’s country tune “Black Like Me.” This was somewhat of a break from the event’s history, which many view as one of slighting Black artists, particularly Black women.
Good Question A Cappella kicked off its virtual concert with a full-group rendition of “Fireflies” by Owl City, one of several songs that the group worked on in the fall. (Cameron Pugh/The Williams Record)

Arts and performance groups host events to liven up quarantine

February 17, 2021
As students returned to campus and began their in-room quarantines during this past week, registered student organizations like Williams Photography Club, Good Question A Cappella, and Ritmo Latino filled the extra downtime with art. They led events as part of the College’s Quarantine’s Cozy Comforts series, which offered quarantine-friendly programming organized by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Songs, movies, and more that made quarantine go quicker

Songs, movies, and more that made quarantine go quicker

February 10, 2021
With our unusually long winter break and upcoming in-room quarantine, the Record compiled art recommendations from students at the College via Instagram. For those students studying remotely this semester or taking time off, we hope that these recommendations help you stay connected to the College community, no matter where you are. From cartoons to crafts and everything in between, we hope you enjoy!
Jamie Tarses ’85 died at 56 in her home in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo courtesy of Kathy Hutchins.

Jamie Tarses ’85, groundbreaking TV executive and producer, dies at 56

February 4, 2021
Jamie Tarses ’85, a trailblazing TV executive and the first woman to run a network entertainment division, died on Feb. 1 at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 56. A family spokesperson reported that she suffered complications after a recent cardiac event, according to Deadline.
Mt. Greylock Regional High School (Niku Darafshi ’21, The Williams  Record)

Racist Zoom attack at Mt. Greylock HS targets College employees’ child

Incident reignites broader concerns over racism in Williamstown
January 31, 2021
The child of College employees was the target of a racist, anti-Black Zoom-bombing attack during a Mount Greylock Regional High School (MGRHS) class on Jan. 21. A student from another school district subsequently took responsibility for the attack following an investigation by MGRHS.
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