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Inés Garcia

Inés Garcia ’26 is a prospective chemistry major and Latina/o studies concentrator from Palo Alto, Calif. She is the executive editor for sports. Previously, she served as a college news editor and a staff writer for news.

She can be reached at [email protected].

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BSU Renaissance Gala dazzles with performances, speeches that celebrate Black community at the College

BSU Renaissance Gala dazzles with performances, speeches that celebrate Black community at the College

Inés Garcia February 28, 2024
The BSU’s Renaissance Gala on Feb. 24 featured student performances, speeches, and original student artwork.
Fire Hazard, the fourth student band to play, performs their set. (Tatiana Geroulanou/The Williams Record)

Three student bands win Battle of the Bands competition

Inés Garcia, Ava Rahman, and Dilay Kalınoğlu February 21, 2024
Student bands Space Bar, Period, and Desert Gothic won the competition to play at Spring Fling.
Members of women’s swim and dive were all all smiles at Middlebury after taking home yet another NESCAC title. (Photo courtesy of Ali Paquette.)

Women’s swim and dive secures NESCAC Championship title

Inés Garcia February 21, 2024
Women’s swim and dive (7-0, 4-0 NESCAC) took first place at the NESCAC Championship last weekend, which was hosted at the Middlebury College Natatorium. Following an undefeated season and a historic Div. III dual meet streak of 135 wins, the four-day championship meet was the icing on the cake for the team. The win marks the team’s 20th title in program history.
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate: Professor Fein researches Taylor Swift, football, and social media

Haters gonna hate, hate, hate: Professor Fein researches Taylor Swift, football, and social media

Beatrice Larzul and Inés Garcia February 21, 2024
Professor of Psychology Steven Fein found inspiration for his research on the social media frenzy over the relationship between pop star Taylor Swift and football player Travis Kelce. Fein suggested the idea to his students, who enthusiastically took it on.
Women’s track competed in various events at the Dartmouth Tune-Up in New Hampshire this weekend. (Photo Courtesy of Sports Information.)

Women’s track lands on all-time list at BU Invitational, Dartmouth Tune-Up

Inés Garcia February 14, 2024
Women’s track and field competed at the Boston University (BU) David Hemery Valentine Invitational and the Dartmouth Tune-Up on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. Many of the Ephs hit their personal best times of the season and qualified for the upcoming Div. III New England Championship during both meets.
Students and alums gather to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Williams Asian and Asian American Alumni Network (Photo courtesy of WAAAAN).
Photo courtesy of Asian and Asian Alumni Network.

Students, alums gather to celebrate WAAAAN’s 30th anniversary

Inés Garcia and Palvasha Khan February 7, 2024

Students, alums, and family members gathered in Lower Manhattan on Jan. 27 to celebrate both the 30th anniversary of the Williams Asian and Asian American Alumni Network (WAAAAN) and the push for the...

Jane Su/The Williams Record

Teams search for alternate practice facilities following Towne Field House demoliton

Inés Garcia January 24, 2024
Walking down Spring Street, one cannot help but notice the new expanse of sky peeking out just left of Where’d You Get That?!, Inc. — which appeared when the Towne Field House was demolished last month. 
Photo courtesy of Shirley Lin.

Town hires Ruth Russell as health inspector, ending months-long vacancy

Inés Garcia and Max Billick November 29, 2023
Ruth Russell began her term as Williamstown health inspector on Nov. 13, succeeding Jeff Kennedy, who retired in August after 23 years in the role. Russell’s appointment marks the end of a months-long vacancy and search process by the Town’s government. 
Members of men’s hockey were some of Tony’s Sombrero’s first regulars under its new management. (Photo Courtesy of Hector Palestino).

Hats off to nearly a year of new management at Tony’s Sombrero

Inés Garcia and Beatrice Larzul November 29, 2023
Tony’s Sombrero was founded about 12 years ago by Antonio “Tony” Palestino, the original owner. According to his brother Hector Palestino, who now operates the restaurant, Tony Palestino quickly recognized the demand for a Mexican restaurant in town and founded Tony’s Sombrero on Spring Street soon after. 
State Sen. Paul Mark spoke to students at Log Lunch on Nov. 10. (Photo courtesy of Nigel Jaffe.)

State Senator Paul Mark discusses climate policies, political journey at Log Lunch

Inés Garcia and Maya Prakash November 15, 2023
Massachusetts State Senator Paul Mark discussed ongoing climate change policies and his journey to the Senate at Log Lunch on Nov. 10.
Crust pizzeria to open on Spring Street

Crust pizzeria to open on Spring Street

Inés Garcia October 31, 2023
Jim Cervone, the founder of Crust, a pizzeria in Pittsfield, will open another location on Spring Street in late November. This will be Cervone’s second Crust storefront.
Students presented on ethnic and Indigenous studies at the College. (Edan Zinn/The Williams Record)

AASiA, BSU, NISA, and Vista host ethnic and Indigenous studies teach-in at Goodrich Hall

Inés Garcia October 31, 2023
Asian American Students in Action (AASiA), Black Student Union (BSU), Native American Indigenous Students Alliance (NISA), and Vista hosted their annual teach-in on ethnic and Indigenous studies at Goodrich Hall on Monday.
Attendees gathered together at Cold Spring, a body of water once governed by the Mohican people.

Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Native American Indigenous Student Alliance host Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration

Inés Garcia October 17, 2023
The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Historic Preservation Office and the Native American Indigenous Student Alliance (NISA) celebrated new signage honoring the Mohican people and their history in Williamstown on Oct. 9, Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Review: Beyond The Scream — Trembling Earth at the Clark and  its refreshing take on Munch

Review: Beyond The Scream — Trembling Earth at the Clark and its refreshing take on Munch

Inés Garcia September 26, 2023
Clark exhibit Trembling Earth explores rural life in Edvard Munch's art.
Joey Fox/The Williams Record

WSU announces fall election results, voter turnout decreases

Inés Garcia and Hannah Marx September 26, 2023
Students elected 11 candidates to the Williams Student Union (WSU) this semester, seven of which are returning representatives. Only the Class of 2027 had enough candidates for a contested election, and only two students from the Class of 2025 ran, leaving one of the governing body’s 12 spots unfilled. 
Convocation marked the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year. (Photo courtesy of Williams College)

2023-24 academic year commences with Convocation

Inés Garcia and Beatrice Larzul September 19, 2023
The College held its annual Convocation for the Classes of 2024, 2023.5, and graduate students in their final year on Sept. 9 in Chapin Hall. During the ceremony, President of the College Maud S. Mandel presented Bicentennial Medals to six alums, highlighting their accomplishments in fields such as law and academia.
On April 16 and 17, prospective students attended an array of events hosted by affinity groups on campus. (Christopher Rodriguez/The Williams Record)

Behind the scenes of Affinity Previews

Inés Garcia and Palvasha Khan May 2, 2023
Between the notification of their acceptance and the deposit deadline, the cohort of accepted students had the chance to experience the College through Williams Previews — an annual three-day event organized by the Office of Admission where admitted students meet current students, faculty, and staff either virtually or on campus.
Photo courtesy of Paul Chouy.

Former Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez presents on collection With the River on Our Face

Inés Garcia May 2, 2023
Former Texas poet laureate Emmy Pérez discussed excerpts from her poetry collection With the River on Our Face in an April 28 talk hosted by the Class of 1960s Scholars and the English department and moderated by Matthew Gonzales, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Latinx literatures.
A history of coeducation at the College

A history of coeducation at the College

Inés Garcia and Dylan Mealey March 8, 2023
In June 1969, the Board of Trustees voted to admit women. This, however, is merely one moment in the College's shift to coeducation in the 1960s and 70s.
President Mandel accepts Institutional Changemaker award at 2023 1vyG conference

President Mandel accepts Institutional Changemaker award at 2023 1vyG conference

Inés Garcia March 1, 2023
President Maud S. Mandel delivered a speech on educational access at the 2023 Inter-Ivy First-Generation (1vyG) Conference — one of the largest first-generation student conferences in the country — at the University of Pennsylvania on Feb. 25.
MSU, BSU present lecture on Islam, Black radicalism

MSU, BSU present lecture on Islam, Black radicalism

Inés Garcia February 22, 2023
In honor of Black History Month, members of Muslim Student Union and the Black Student Union hosted a talk titled “Black Radical Thought & Movement: Islam in Black America” on Feb. 18 in the Thompson Chapel Muslim Common Room.
BSTEM+ hosts first documented Black female class council president at Harvard Medical School

BSTEM+ hosts first documented Black female class council president at Harvard Medical School

Inés Garcia February 22, 2023
The Williams College Black STEM+ Student Association (BSTEM+) hosted LaShyra “Lash” Nolen, the first documented Black woman to serve as student council president at Harvard Medical School, on Feb. 18.
“A very solid and admirable C-”: Instructors respond to the use of ChatGPT at the College

“A very solid and admirable C-”: Instructors respond to the use of ChatGPT at the College

Ella Marx and Inés Garcia February 15, 2023
At the start of the spring semester, students noticed something different about their professors’ syllabi and welcome-to-class announcements: Many included guidance on, prohibitions of, or encouragement to use ChatGPT — as long as it’s cited.
What’s so special about Special Collections? Inside the College Archives and Chapin Library

What’s so special about Special Collections? Inside the College Archives and Chapin Library

Max Billick and Inés Garcia February 8, 2023
Special Collections holds hundreds of thousands of items. It is composed of two main components: the College Archives, which contain materials pertaining to the College’s history, and Chapin Library, which holds rare books and other special materials outside the scope of the Sawyer and Schow library collections.
College awards 11 professors tenure this winter

College awards 11 professors tenure this winter

Inés Garcia, Izzy Polanco, and Haley Zimmerman February 8, 2023
At its winter meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the promotion of 11 assistant professors to associate professorships with tenure: Alexander Bevilacqua, history; Nicole Brown, classics; PeiWen Chen, biology; Brahim El Guabli, Arabic studies; Man He, Asian languages, literatures, and cultures; Bill Jannen ’09, computer science; Laura Martin, environmental studies; Sarah Olsen, classics; Ben Snyder, sociology; Mason Williams, leadership studies; and Ricardo Wilson, English. The promotions will go into effect on July 1.
MassDOT studies possible passenger train service from Boston to North Adams

MassDOT studies possible passenger train service from Boston to North Adams

Inés Garcia and Gabe Miller January 25, 2023
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is conducting the Northern Tier Passenger Rail Study to explore the feasibility of passenger train service between North Adams and Boston, as called for by the commonwealth’s 2020 budget.
Many panelists said that they did not feel supported by professors or administrators while at the College. (Photo courtesy of Angel Santiago.)

Vista hosts alum panel on 1993 hunger strike for establishment of Latino/a studies department at the College

Tali Natter and Inés Garcia November 2, 2022
Vista, the College’s Latinx and Allies student organization, hosted a panel on Friday where six alums who participated in the 1993 hunger strike protesting the College’s lack of a Latino/a studies department spoke about their experiences and reflected on the changes the College has made and what can still be done.
The College held an on-campus vaccine clinic in the Towne Field House. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

College holds COVID-19 booster and flu shot clinic

Noor Naseer and Inés Garcia October 25, 2022
The College hosted a community-wide vaccination clinic in partnership with Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire County Boards of Health Association on Friday.
In 2014, high school students founded the global nonprofit PERIOD. (Samuel Riley/The Williams Record)

PERIOD. to host fundraiser with Pera, install pads in campus bathrooms

Julia Goldberg and Inés Garcia October 4, 2022
PERIOD. @ Williams College, a new Registered Student Organization (RSO), will host a fundraiser at Pera and stock pads in bathrooms across campus.
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