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Grady Short, Features Editor

Grady Yuthok Short '23 is a political science and mathematics major, and leadership studies concentrator, from Seattle, Wash. He is a section editor for features, and he previously served as a staff writer for the features section. He can be reached via email at [email protected] and on Twitter at @GradyYShort.

All content by Grady Short
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In search of the hardest course

May 19, 2021
Students are not shy about sharing their experiences with certain courses; they post reviews on Factrak, spill the tea to their underclass acquaintances, and gossip about professors and assignments. The Record set out to determine the hardest course at the College through a survey, Factrak data — and a lot of other things.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)

96% of on-campus students have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Record survey estimates

Vast majority of students are not yet fully vaccinated
May 5, 2021
Ninety-six percent of students living on campus have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a Record survey sent to the entire student body on Saturday estimates. Only 9.6 percent of the 751 on-campus students who responded, however, are fully vaccinated, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines as occurring two weeks after the final required dose.
(Photo courtesy of Carson Stephenson ’23.)

One in Two Thousand: Carson Stephenson ’23

May 5, 2021
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose Carson Stephenson ’23, who talked about the value of bilingualism in the medical field, the name “Carson,” and giving Lexapro to fish.
(Map courtesy of the Massachusetts vaccination location webpage.)

How on-campus students will get vaccinated — and how some already have

April 14, 2021
Beginning April 19, the College will provide transportation to COVID-19 vaccination sites at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams and Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield for students, faculty, and staff without personal transportation. In the meantime, some students who are already eligible have been able to get vaccines.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)

In aftermath of GameStop surge, students reflect on a unique cultural moment

March 3, 2021
As the dust settled and the congressional hearings continued, the Record spoke with students about their involvement in the GameStop short squeeze and views on what its long-term impacts, if any, will be.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)

Everything in moderation: How students shape the College’s online communities

February 10, 2021
Student moderators of social media groups at the College take on a leadership role among peers that is simultaneously powerful and understated.
In virtual format, annual ‘Rein-Pet’ Parade marches on

In virtual format, annual ‘Rein-Pet’ Parade marches on

December 9, 2020

Every December, the Williamstown Holiday Walk ushers in the holiday season with a wide variety of events, which last year ranged from a tag sale to a screening of Elf. The centerpiece of it all, and my...

With the power of anime on his side, Antony Chen ’24 finds TikTok fame

With the power of anime on his side, Antony Chen ’24 finds TikTok fame

November 18, 2020

Antony Chen ’24, who has millions of TikTok followers, makes videos in his Mission single. (Taryn McLaughlin/The Williams Record.) Millions of people around the world have seen TikTok content creator...

Survey provides snapshot of student opinion on election: strong disapproval of Trump, high turnout, and COVID-19 at the forefront

Survey provides snapshot of student opinion on election: strong disapproval of Trump, high turnout, and COVID-19 at the forefront

November 3, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 26, the Record sent out an anonymous survey to the entire student body asking questions about the U.S. presidential election. The results indicate overwhelming disapproval of President...

Students develop Twitter bot to track campus’ COVID-19 updates

Students develop Twitter bot to track campus’ COVID-19 updates

October 21, 2020

As the fall semester approached, Nathan Thimothe ’22 and Gavin Li ’22 saw an inefficiency in the College’s “COVID-19 dashboard”  — and with it, an opportunity.  The statistics on...

Crafting a community mine-set: founders of Williams Minecraft server aim to recreate campus

Crafting a community mine-set: founders of Williams Minecraft server aim to recreate campus

October 7, 2020

During the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders of COVID-19’s first wave in the spring of 2020, a distinct trend spread among college students quarantined at home: building virtual campuses on Minecraft...

Brian Hirshman ’06 revealed the true story behind the 'B+' on Amherst College's football field. (Photo courtesy of Brian Hirshman.)

The most interesting man on Willipedia

September 30, 2020

Brian Hirshman ’06 revealed the true story behind the 'B+' on Amherst College's football field. (Photo courtesy of Brian Hirshman.) In the digital nooks and crannies of Willipedia, one name keeps...

Conservative student group representative visits campus in violation of COVID-19 regulations

Conservative student group representative visits campus in violation of COVID-19 regulations

September 23, 2020

Savannah Coelho of Turning Point USA, a nationwide conservative group, visited campus last week in violation of College restrictions. (Jeongyoon Han/The Williams Record.) Last Thursday, in an apparent...

Got ‘quilk?’

Got ‘quilk?’

September 16, 2020

Upon arriving on campus this fall, most students were greeted with sparsely furnished dorms. A few College-supplied towels, minimal bedding and information on quarantine procedures awaited, as did a...

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