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Stephanie Teng, Executive Editor for Sports

Stephanie Teng ’23 is a political science and psychology major from Saint Louis, MO. She is an executive editor for sports. She previously served as a section editor for the Sports section.

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Walk-ons fill out team rosters — this spring especially

Walk-ons fill out team rosters — this spring especially

March 31, 2021

When Tucker van Eck ’21 came to the College as a first-year, he did not envision himself playing golf for the next four years.  “Walking on was never something I imagined or ever thought of at...

Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

Varsity athletes prepare for first competitive season since campus closure

March 22, 2021
Spring varsity teams are gearing up in preparation for competitions after the College's decision to opt in to NESCAC's limited spring season. For many athletes, this would be their first time competing as an Eph; for some, this would be their last.
In the wake of the party at Wood, questions have been raised about the disconnect between athletes and non-athletes at the College. (Devika Goel/ The Williams Record)

Wood party rekindles debate on athletic culture

March 10, 2021
It has been nearly two weeks since a large gathering at Wood shook the College community. Many students — including both varsity athletes and non-athletes — voiced complaints about the party culture of certain teams. The Record spoke to athletes and non-athletes alike about the effects of the party on athletics; the ties among athletic culture, party culture, and privilege; and where the student body can go from here.
‘Lighthouse keeper of the Purple Valley’ Jimmy Menard retires after 36 years of groundskeeping

‘Lighthouse keeper of the Purple Valley’ Jimmy Menard retires after 36 years of groundskeeping

February 17, 2021
Jimmy Menard, who worked for the College for 36 years as a groundskeeper, had planned to retire on his 59th birthday in March of 2021. When the pandemic hit, Menard changed his plans and retired early.
‘Let the kids play’: Petition calls for NESCAC to resume spring competition despite pandemic

‘Let the kids play’: Petition calls for NESCAC to resume spring competition despite pandemic

February 10, 2021
In January, a petition calling for the NESCAC to resume inter-collegiate competition in the spring — despite the ongoing pandemic — was launched on change.org. Within a week, it gathered 2,500 signatures.
‘Democracy can falter here’: Professors sign open letters calling for Trump’s impeachment

‘Democracy can falter here’: Professors sign open letters calling for Trump’s impeachment

February 4, 2021
Joining hundreds of professors at different institutions across the country, three College professors have signed open letters in support of the impeachment and calling for Trump’s removal.
The Williams College Children's Center closed down for ten days after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Williams College.)

COVID-19 case temporarily closes Children’s Center, causing uncertainty for faculty, staff

January 23, 2021
The Children’s Center, a College-run childcare facility for faculty and staff, was closed from Jan. 10 until Jan. 19 after a staff member at the Center tested positive for COVID-19. While the Center has since reopened with no further positive cases reported, the closure was a stark reminder of the childcare challenges that College employees with young children have faced during the pandemic.
The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane

The First Intrapodular Championship of Corridor Soccer, or the strange sports we created to stay sane

November 25, 2020

Daisy, a product of GIANTmicrobes™, was the absolute star of Corridor Soccer games. We may have kicked her out of the door a few times, but just a few. (Graphic courtesy of Allyse Pratt ’22.) The...

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...

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

‘The ball’s not bouncing but the game’s on’: Professor Rowan Ricardo Phillips on sports, politics and writing

November 4, 2020

Phillips (top center) attends a basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Indianapolis Pacers along with author John Green (top right), a long-time friend of Phillips who shares his love for...

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

College selectively opens indoor spaces and facilities as winter approaches

October 28, 2020

Selected indoor athletic facilities reopened on Friday to receive small groups of students under strict public health measures, as announced by an all-campus email from the COVID-19 Operations and Business...

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

Competing together: Ephs respond to NESCAC 100 percent voting challenge

October 21, 2020

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is promoting voter registration among student-athletes through digital campaigns as part of a NESCAC challenge. The image above was designed by programming committee...

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students

Selected athletic resources reopen to all on-campus students

October 7, 2020

The weight tent is one of the many new outdoor facilities open to the general student body, offering more options for non-athletes to keep fit. (Tina Zheng/The Williams Record) It is always a race...

One in Two Thousand: Amelia Montagnino ’24

One in Two Thousand: Amelia Montagnino ’24

September 23, 2020

Each week, we randomly select a unix from a list of all current students at the College for our One in Two Thousand feature. As long as the owner of a selected unix is willing to be interviewed and is...

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

To be or not to be an Eph: How the pandemic changed the plans of first-year student-athletes

September 23, 2020

After a summer of deliberation, James Hemmer ’24, left, and Sunny Hu ’24, right, decided to join their respective teams on campus this fall, while many other first-year student-athletes opted to...

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

Williamstown without students: Small businesses cautiously reopen, students return

September 13, 2020

Maple Terrace, the motel on Route 2, was fortunate for the summer to have an outdoor pool, left, on its expansive grounds after reopening in June. (Ben Platt/Williams Record) The following is the final...

Williamstown without students: Town government weathers budget crisis

September 12, 2020

The following is the third part of a four-part series on how small businesses, cultural institutions and local government in the Purple Valley responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring and summer 2020....

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

Williamstown without students: Cultural institutions emerge from closure

September 11, 2020

The Clark Art Institute began unveiling its first-ever outdoor exhibition over the summer, with large-scale works from six contemporary artists displayed across its 140-acre campus. (Stephanie Teng/Williams...

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

College towns have struggled. Here’s what Williamstown was like without students.

September 10, 2020

Nature’s Closet co-owners Beth McLean, left, and Amy Jeschawitz, right, were photographed in April for the Front Steps Project, a nationwide fundraising effort that the Office of Human Resources participated...

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.

Ephs are coming back, but fall athletes will not compete. Here’s what you should know.

July 12, 2020

The physical education and athletics department convene to deliver an outline of the College’s athletics reopening policy for next fall. (Photo courtesy of Williams College on Youtube.) As the College...

Spring sports teams celebrate their seniors despite cancelled seasons

Spring sports teams celebrate their seniors despite cancelled seasons

May 23, 2020

Men's crew named their newest racing shell "Class of 2020" in honor of their graduating seniors. (Photo courtesy of head coach Marc Mandel and @Ephheavies on Instagram.) A few days before campus closed...

Athletic Director Lisa Melendy discusses what athletics may look like post-COVID-19

Athletic Director Lisa Melendy discusses what athletics may look like post-COVID-19

May 13, 2020

The spring 2020 athletic season was cancelled in March following the College’s move to remote learning. (Photo courtesy of Sports Information.) Last week, the NCAA released guidelines for the re-opening...

Eph teams juggle, run, do pushups for Williams for Williamstown

Eph teams juggle, run, do pushups for Williams for Williamstown

May 13, 2020

The juggle-a-thon, organized by the men’s and women’s soccer team, was livestreamed on Instagram, raising funds and awareness. (Photo courtesy of Daiana Takashima ’20 and @williams_soccer_juggles...

NCAA releases guidelines detailing process for resumed athletics

NCAA releases guidelines detailing process for resumed athletics

May 6, 2020

On Monday, the NCAA released guidelines on the process for resuming collegiate athletics following the COVID-19 pandemic. In its announcement that centered on a three-phase resocialization plan, the NCAA...

Record Recs: (Free) documentaries and political dramas

Record Recs: (Free) documentaries and political dramas

May 6, 2020

It has been more than a month and a half since most students left campus and returned home to finish the semester remotely. If you are anything like us and have found yourself in a bit of an entertainment...

Aanya Kapur '20, who is staying in the Rectory, decided to find a place to stay off-campus after campus closure rather than risk returning home to Australia. She had petitioned to stay on campus but was denied and decided not to appeal. (Photo by Kevin Yang/The Williams Record.)

Worried about traveling home, some students remain in off-campus housing in Williamstown

April 29, 2020

Aanya Kapur '20, who is staying in the Rectory, decided to find a place to stay off-campus after campus closure rather than risk returning home to Australia. She had petitioned to stay on campus but...

Peer tutors work remotely

Peer tutors work remotely

April 29, 2020

Peer Support Programs have resumed their services in a new online format. (Photo courtesy of the Williams Writing Center.) Coordinating remote classes between professors and students can be difficult,...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign kicks off on social media

Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign kicks off on social media

April 22, 2020

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response announced that it will continue Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities remotely. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention...

Physical education classes continue through remote learning

Physical education classes continue through remote learning

April 8, 2020

Remote physical education (PE) classes began this week, in an effort to allow seniors still in need of PE credit to fulfill their requirements and to provide other students with a healthy option for exercise...

Eph athletes remain in touch with teammates, stay in shape despite cancellations

Eph athletes remain in touch with teammates, stay in shape despite cancellations

April 8, 2020

Strava, FaceTime, Skype, jogging, bodyweight. The College’s athletes are keeping up team dynamics and staying fit during the pandemic over social media and with modified workouts. The impact that...

One in Two Thousand: Darren Wang

One in Two Thousand: Darren Wang

April 1, 2020

(Photo courtesy of Darren Wang.) We randomly select unixes from a list of all current students at the College for our weekly One in Two Thousand. So long as the owner of a selected unix is willing...

Students find home in chapel basement

Students find home in chapel basement

February 19, 2020

STEPHANIE TENG/THE WILLIAMS RECORDStudents who call themselves Chapel Dwellers unwind in the warmth of Thompson Chapel’s basement. Warmth greets anyone who enters the basement in Thompson Memorial...

Spotlight on Research: Geosciences professor  Phoebe Cohen investigates beginning of life on Earth

Spotlight on Research: Geosciences professor Phoebe Cohen investigates beginning of life on Earth

February 12, 2020

ZOE BANK/THE WILLIAMS RECORDCohen received a $79,585 grant last April for her research in geosciences. How did life begin on Earth? Geoscientists have long used the theory of evolution to gain greater...

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