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Lindsay Wang, Features Editor

Lindsay Wang '24 is a prospective English and statistics major from Pleasanton, Calif. She is a section editor for features, and she previously served as a staff writer for the sports section.

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All content by Lindsay Wang
Clarey at tennis courts named for his former tennis coach in his hometown of Coronado, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Clarey.)

Christopher Clarey ’86 discusses writing definitive biography of Federer, the future of tennis post–Big Three

November 10, 2021
The Record spoke with Christopher Clarey '86 about his biography of Roger Federer, sports journalism, and the future of tennis as the Big Three's competitive dominance wanes.
Emma Levy ’20 (left) visited the College for Homecoming and got to see her friend, Cassidy Pawul ’22 (right). (Photo courtesy of Emma Levy.)

A long-awaited Homecoming: Class of 2020 returns to campus

November 10, 2021
The Class of 2020 had its senior spring cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this weekend, many members of the class came back to campus for Homecoming. Members of the Class of 2020 were able to enjoy a day back in the place they called home pre-pandemic.
Club sports grapple with issues of funding, access, and equity

Club sports grapple with issues of funding, access, and equity

October 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and a bumpy transition between funding systems in recent years have brought to the forefront issues of scarce funds and perceived disparities with varsity teams — issues that club sport members say challenge the values of inclusivity that their teams are based on.
Kelsie Hao ’22 (third from right) joined the Accidentals for her final year at the College. (Photo courtesy of Kelsie Hao.)

An unconventional return: froshomores, super seniors, and gap year students

October 26, 2021
Many students who followed unconventional paths during the 2020-2021 academic year have returned to campus for in-person classes. The Record spoke with seven of these students, whose stories are full of excitement, reflection, and a sense of belonging to a Williams community.
Caption: Despite its flaws, [ITAL]Shang-Chi is an immensely entertaining and rich — even monumental — superhero film. (Photo courtesy of Disney.com.)

Review: Shang-Chi offers a new, thrilling type of superhero

October 19, 2021
Despite its flaws, Shang-Chi is an immensely entertaining, rich, and monumental superhero film.
This week in Williams history: Mission arson, Coming Out Week, fecal cleanups

This week in Williams history: Mission arson, Coming Out Week, fecal cleanups

October 19, 2021
“This Week in Williams History” is a column dedicated to looking back at memorable moments in the College’s past through articles in the Record. This week in history, the College dealt with an act of arson in the Mission parking lot, celebrated National Coming Out Week, and cleaned up a series of bio-crimes.
The College’s “secret” greenhouse is located at the back of the Morley Science Labs and is visible from the South Science garden. (Lindsay Wang/[ITAL]The Williams Record)

Behind the scenes of Morley Science Labs’ ‘secret’ greenhouse

October 5, 2021
Science Quad is a maze of hallways, labs, staircases, and classrooms. Perhaps this convoluted labyrinth is one of the reasons that the greenhouse nestled three floors above the ground at the back of the Morley Science Labs is virtually unknown to students.
Dan Cohn-Sherok ’66 creates digital jigsaws with his wife. He provides the drawings, and she devises the gags. (Photo courtesy of Dan Cohn-Sherbok.)

Two Class of ’66 alums unite classmates 55 years later through memories and digital jigsaw puzzles

September 28, 2021
Dan Cohn-Sherok ’66 creates digital jigsaws with his wife — he provides the drawings, and she devises the gags — for a newsletter exclusive to the Class of 1966.
Jacob Lehmann Duke ’24 stands atop Eagle Rock, a naturally occurring granite formation 150 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Lehmann Duke.)

Wildfires, a broken foot, and 2,600 miles: Jacob Lehmann Duke ’24 hikes Pacific Crest Trail

September 14, 2021
The first thing I noticed about Jacob Lehmann Duke ’24 was the orthopedic boot encasing his right foot because the subject of our interview was his solo hike from the Mexican border in Southern California to the Canadian border in Northern Washington along the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail over the summer.
(Devika Goel/The Williams Record)

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.
“My sense of outrage is triggered again and again and again right now… I wrote this book as an act of activism,” Min Jin Lee said of her decision to write Pachinko. (Photo courtesy of www.minjinlee.com.)

‘Maybe you and I can share a little bit of a world together’: Min Jin Lee on creating her world

May 19, 2021
The mark that both Pachinko and Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires have left on my relationship to storytelling runs bone-deep. So when I answered a call from an unknown number on May 6, my stomach was a knotted mess of nerves and excitement as Lee’s voice sounded from the speakers.
Peter Miles ’24 (right) spends time with friends Andrew Nachamkin ’24 (left) and Frances Hayward ’24 (back) during a late-night study session. (Photo courtesy of Peter Miles.)

‘I was hesitant then, but now I’m not’: First-years reflect on approaching two months on campus

April 7, 2021
One month ago, the Record spoke with six formerly remote first-years about their fears, expectations, and hopes about stepping onto campus for the first time. Since then, they’ve adjusted to the rhythm of college life, embracing both the expected and the unexpected as they found how they fit into the College community. 
Though the Atlanta shootings catapulted the issue of anti-Asian violence into the national consciousness, incidents of racialized violence toward Asians and Asian Americans, especially women, are not uncommon in American history. (Angela Gui/The Williams Record. Photo courtesy of History.com.)

‘A larger history of racialized and gendered violence’: Professors, students discuss anti-Asian hate

March 31, 2021
Asian Americans have long been subject to racist dehumanization and othering, professors who spoke to the Record say, which expressed itself during the Atlanta shootings. Incidents of racialized violence toward Asians and Asian Americans, especially women, are not uncommon in American history.
Lea Obermüller ’24 brought Milka chocolate bars, known for their purple cow mascot, from Germany to share with her pod on campus. (Photo courtesy of Lea Obermüller.)

‘I finally feel like a real student’: Formerly remote first-years come to campus

March 3, 2021
The Record spoke with six formerly remote first-years, who, despite coming from locations around the world, shared similar hopes and expectations for a spring semester that ends with a fuller sense of their connection to the College community.
Zack Schreier ’21 (right) and Nick Hamburger (left) don chicken costumes for their pitch to the investors on Shark Tank. (Photo courtesy of ABC.)

Zack Schreier ’21 hopes to crack into chip industry with Shark Tank winner Quevos

February 24, 2021
Last month, Zack Schreier ’21 and his childhood best friend Nick Hamburger stepped into chicken costumes for their appearance on Shark Tank seeking support for their startup Quevos, a brand of healthy egg white-based chips that are high-protein and low-carb. They walked away with a $200,000 investment and $200,000 line of credit for 10-percent equity from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND Snacks.
The chemistry department: Alum couples reflect on College romance and beyond

The chemistry department: Alum couples reflect on College romance and beyond

February 10, 2021
This year, in honor of Valentine’s Day, the Record spoke with eight alum couples whose relationships have stood the test of time. 
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.
‘It’s tough being in the middle’: Ephs on the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color

‘It’s tough being in the middle’: Ephs on the NESCAC Coalition of Student-Athletes of Color

December 9, 2020
“We have to acknowledge how white our league has been for so long, and how white our schools have been,” said Priscilla Singleton-Eriyo ’23, a member of women’s basketball.
As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train

As an unusual season begins, winter athletes on and off campus start to train

November 18, 2020

Women’s hockey has been using synthetic ice due to ventilation issues with their normal ice rink. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Lackmann ’24.) A year ago today, the Chandler Athletic Center was bustling...

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure

Mission possible: Climb Club resumes practices despite wall closure

November 4, 2020

Tree branches bow under the weight of the first snow, and the sun rises and sets early over stinging, frozen air — winter is coming, but members of the climbing club still find themselves behind Mission...

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students

Gotta catch ‘em all: Pokémon Go trends among students

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...

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