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Hikaru Hayakawa, Staff Writer

Hikaru Wakeel Hayakawa ’24 is a prospective history, political economy, and geosciences major from Maplewood, N.J. He is a staff writer for the features section.

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Instagram: @hikaru17hayakawa

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Normalizing imposter syndrome in the first-year experience

Hikaru Hayakawa February 21, 2024
In an op-ed, Hikaru Wakeel Hayakawa ’24 discusses the importance of addressing imposter syndrome at the College.
Storytime time gave the Colleges community member the opportunity to share their stories. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Lehmann Duke.)

Reviving Storytime: A tribute to the power of storytelling

Hikaru Hayakawa and Jacob Lehmann Duke February 14, 2024
In an op-ed, Hikaru Hayakawa '24 and Jacob Lehmann Duke '24 pay tribute the radical tradition of Storytime and share their hopes for its future.
Students and faculty push for the College to admit student evacuees from American University of Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Inside Higher Ed.)

College community pushes for support for Afghan evacuees

Hikaru Hayakawa December 1, 2021
After the fall of the Western-supported democratic government in Afghanistan to the Taliban last August, many Afghan university students face an uncertain and daunting future. Now, members of the community are pushing the College to dedicate spots in its next admitted class to Afghan evacuees.
Professor Janneke Van de Stadt at home in Mass. (Photo courtesy of Janneke Van de Stadt.)

Finding home abroad: International professors reflect on their journeys to the College

Hikaru Hayakawa and Dover Sikes April 7, 2021
Van de Stadt is not alone in her multinational background. Before settling in Massachusetts, many other members of the College’s faculty lived, learned, and worked in countries around the world. 
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Professors grapple with causes and consequences of Jan. 6 Capitol siege

Hikaru Hayakawa and Chris Brown February 24, 2021
During a period of national reckoning following the siege, the Record spoke with four professors about the role social media played and just how predictable this violence was.
Intent to enroll: How six students are making their decision for the spring

Intent to enroll: How six students are making their decision for the spring

Hikaru Hayakawa and Devika Goel November 25, 2020

As an unparalleled fall semester concludes, the Dec. 1 deadline for students to decide their enrollment status for the spring semester draws closer. In anticipation of the deadline, the Record interviewed...

Remote students share varying experiences of pandemic restrictions

Remote students share varying experiences of pandemic restrictions

Hikaru Hayakawa October 28, 2020
Three hundred sixty-one students enrolled at the College remotely, according to numbers released this July. And inevitably, for each one of us, there are different COVID-19 restrictions, home environments and learning experiences.
Remote entry brings together 73 first-years from around the world

Remote entry brings together 73 first-years from around the world

Hikaru Hayakawa October 7, 2020

This year, the entry experience has moved online for remote students. (Nigel Jaffe/The Williams Record) I made many predictions for my freshman year, but making my first college friends...

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