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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

Sonia Prasad 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

Sonia Prasad 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

Sonia Prasad 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

Sonia Prasad 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

Fiona Seibert, Sonia Prasad, and Katie Jung 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

Sonia Prasad and Katherine Yang 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

Sonia Prasad 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

Sonia Prasad November 4, 2020
The WTP works with two immigrant centers: the Berkshire Immigrant Center in Pittsfield and the Center for New Americans (CNA) in Northampton. These centers send the WTP legal documents like birth certificates and marriage certificates to translate. The documents are from clients trying to become American citizens.
Joey Fox/The Williams Record

On-campus fall enrollment lowers to 1,455

Sonia Prasad September 16, 2020
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 data from the College administration showed that an estimated 1,645 students would return to campus for the 2020 fall semester. Students were asked to submit an intent-to-enroll form by July 10, which included a section to indicate remote or on-campus enrollment.
Rising coronavirus concerns affect various facets of campus life

Rising coronavirus concerns affect various facets of campus life

Jeongyoon Han, Joey Fox, and Sonia Prasad March 11, 2020
As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has increased to five in Berkshire County and over 1,000 nationwide, the College is scrambling to implement academic and administrative measures to maintain the safety of the College community.

Border Protection job posting on Handshake raises questions

Sonia Prasad 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.
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