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Sonia Prasad, Executive Editor for Investigations

Sonia Prasad '22 is a political science major from Great Falls, Va. She is an executive editor for investigations, and she previously served as a social media editor, a beat writer, and podcast staff member.

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Images Cinema on Spring Street opened in 1916 and has beein showing movies in its single-screen room for over 100 years. (Luke Chinman/The Williams Record)

Behind Images Cinema: How Williamstown’s single-screen movie theater curates its film lineup

May 4, 2022
Images Cinema has been in operation for over a century, but the landscape of moviegoing has changed significantly during that time. The independent, single-screen cinema, which opened in 1916, curates its films to match shifting trends in the film industry.
Anne Peale works as the Special Collections librarian in Sawyer. (Photo courtesy of Anne Peale.)

Psych dept., students reflect on impact of switch to Div. III

December 8, 2021
Beginning this academic year the psychology department changed its curricular affiliation from Division II to Division III. As the semester ends, the Record spoke with professors and students about how this division change has impacted enrollment numbers, class structures, and the major as a whole.
Ephelia celebrates the 200th birthday of the Society of Alumni on Sept. 5. (Photo courtesy of Juan Baena ’06.)

Society of Alumni celebrates 200th birthday this fall

September 15, 2021
Sept. 5, 2021, marked the 200th anniversary of the creation of the Society of Alumni (SoA) at the College in 1821, making it the world’s oldest continuing college or university alumni organization.
Graduating seniors will be allowed to bring six guests each to the senior celebration ceremony. (Angela Gui/The Williams Record)

Seniors reflect on ending their time at the College

May 19, 2021
With the Senior Celebration approaching and guest limits loosened, seniors are excited to graduate. They are also distinctly aware, however, of what the pandemic has taken away.
Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in April 2019, before its closure. (Photo courtesy of Gillian Jones/The Berkshire Eagle.)

State reaches settlement with Williamstown nursing home over allegations of resident mistreatment

May 5, 2021
The owners of the now-closed Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Williamstown reached a settlement last month of $110,000 with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after repeated allegations of failure to care for residents.
Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

Student-athletes discuss trans inclusion as runners sign letter urging NCAA action

March 31, 2021
Ten of the College’s cross country athletes joined more than 500 student-athletes from institutions across the country in sending a letter to the NCAA speaking out against anti-trans legislation. The letter sparked conversations about trans athlete inclusion at the College.
(Photo courtesy of McKenzie Stoker ’22.)

One in Two Thousand: McKenzie Stoker ’22

March 10, 2021
This week, the computer (using a script in R) chose McKenzie Stoker ’22, who talked about her dogs, being from Utah, and studying abroad in Stockholm.
Translation Project helps immigrants with legal documents

Translation Project helps immigrants with legal documents

November 4, 2020

“I’m an immigrant myself,” María Román ’22 said. “I lived in Colombia for 11 years and then I moved here, and my family has had to go through the USCIS process.”  Román is a coordinator...

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On-campus fall enrollment lowers to 1,455

September 16, 2020

Joey Fox/The Williams Record According to Dean of the College Marlene Sandstrom, the number of students currently residing on campus is approximately 1,455. That number is down from July, when enrollment...

Rising coronavirus concerns affect various facets of campus life

Rising coronavirus concerns affect various facets of campus life

March 11, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY OF RACHEL JIANG. As part of a project led by AASiA, students at the College signed a pledge of solidarity with Asians facing racism globally because of the coronavirus. As the number...

Border Protection job posting on Handshake raises questions

February 26, 2020

A recent Handshake job posting by U.S. Customs and Border Protection raised several questions regarding the level of control that individual schools have over the database’s algorithm for  recommendations.  Grace...

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