Yip Deceiver charms with quirky, ecstatic sound

Last Saturday night, a pair of ostensible hipsters performing under the name… Read the full article →

Yip Deceiver charms with quirky, ecstatic sound Yip Deceiver charms with quirky, ecstatic sound

Earth Day speaker to show dangers of fossil fuel-dependent society

                  As… Read the full article →

Earth Day speaker to show dangers of fossil fuel-dependent society Earth Day speaker to show dangers of fossil fuel-dependent society

Exploring lesser-known sculptural gems at the College

If, like many students at the College, you have taken the famed  course in… Read the full article →

Exploring lesser-known sculptural gems at the College Exploring lesser-known sculptural gems at the College

Guild of Bell-Ringers composes soundtrack to College daily life

The 12 members of the Williams College Guild of Bell-Ringers form a club that… Read the full article →

Guild of Bell-Ringers composes soundtrack to College daily life Guild of Bell-Ringers composes soundtrack to College daily life

Ephs claim first NESCAC title in program history

On Saturday, women’s hockey (15-9-3, 9-4-3 in the NESCAC) downed No. 8 Conn.… Read the full article →

Ephs claim first NESCAC title in program history Ephs claim first NESCAC title in program history

Top News

NARH closes due to financial insolvency

April 16, 2014

On March 25, Northern Berkshire Healthcare announced that it would close North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) that Friday, giving employees, patients, the North Adams community and the College a mere three days to prepare for an enormous change in the regional healthcare landscape. The shuttering of NARH eliminated 530 jobs, and will result in a […]

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Administration pays $86,000 in lawsuit settlement

April 16, 2014

Facing allegations of withholding service tips from College Catering and Dining Services staff, the College has recently agreed to pay an $86,000 settlement to dozens of workers, who claimed they were denied the service charges collected by the College at catered events from Dec. 2009 to Oct. 2012. In a settlement approved on Jan. 29 […]

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Editorials

Kinetic Promises Potential

March 19, 2014

The recently announced partnership between Kinetic, the cooperative Wild Oats Market in Williamstown and the Berkshire Food Project is an exciting step forward for student outreach and involvement in the Berkshire community. Though the implementation of the “suspended coupon” program is still in the nascent phase, the Record would like to commend Kinetic for designing […]

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WSO’s Stylish Overhaul

March 19, 2014

We at the Record applaud the students of Williams Students Online (WSO) for the coming upgrade to their website. While WSO is currently functional and widely used, it has minor bugs, such as the frequent inaccuracy of the weather application, and its design is outdated, rendering the website clunky and inconvenient. The Record believes that […]

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Other News

Mad Macs opens store on Spring Street

April 16, 2014

  Mad Macs, the county’s only authorized retail outlet for Apple computer products and accessories, is expanding its services into Northern Berkshire County. On April 1, Mad Macs opened its second location on Spring Street. Mad Macs has been in business for 16 years. The company was primarily a computer services and support business for […]

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Cohan ’16, Thomeer ’17 win Coffin Prize for speaking

April 16, 2014

Last Sunday, the final round of the William Sloane Coffin Prize for Passionate Public Speaking took place in Williamstown’s First Congregational Church. Co-sponsored by the church and the College’s Chaplain’s office, the competition featured six finalists, three in each of the two categories. In the “Activism and Social Justice” category, Teddy Cohan ’16, Won-Jun Kuk […]

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Op-Eds

Requiring interest

April 16, 2014

To my mind, the divisional requirements needed to graduate from Williams are some of the more concrete ways that the College puts its idea of the liberal arts into practice. By ensuring that every student takes a smattering of classes across the disciplines, the College hopes to produce the kind of graduates that are supposed […]

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A North Adams emergency

April 16, 2014

I found out that the North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) was closing over spring break, at the same time as many people at the College did. As I was not in the Berkshires, and had limited Internet access, I was not able to understand the reasons behind the closure until I got home, which is, […]

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Features

Earth Day speaker to show dangers of fossil fuel-dependent society

April 16, 2014

                  As the Five Colleges’ professor of peace and world security studies and The Nation’s defense correspondent, Michael Klare devotes much of his time to thinking about the intensifying competition over scarce resources in our modern world. “While this form of civilization provides us with many benefits, […]

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Eph offers Passover survival guide

April 16, 2014

                This Monday marked the first day of Passover – a Jewish holiday involving unleavened bread, a celestial firestorm, and Moses doing his best Gandalf impression. Like most religious holidays, it exists to commemorate a strange event chronicled in a religious text, so few people actually remember all […]

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Arts

Yip Deceiver charms with quirky, ecstatic sound

April 16, 2014

Last Saturday night, a pair of ostensible hipsters performing under the name Yip Deceiver filled the floor of Goodrich with jubilant dance vibes, courtesy of WCFM. The band and its crowd made up for the concert’s relatively disappointing attendance with their enthusiasm, filling the space with rich and ecstatic sound and movement. The all-analog Yip […]

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Artists with disabilities inspire

April 16, 2014

Thursday afternoon welcomed one of the most inspiring and admirable of exhibitions to enter the Clark Art Institute. The Stone Hill Center hosted a variety of works produced under the Community Access to Arts (CATA) program by artists with severe physical disabilities. As Executive Director, Margaret Keller put it, CATA’s mission is to “nurture and […]

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Sports

Softball stymies Amherst with 2-1 series victory

April 16, 2014

Softball (15-6, 5-1 in the NESCAC) capped a phenomenal start to its season with a pair of victories against Amherst on Saturday. The Ephs’ 3-2 and 5-1 victories gave them a 2-1 series victory over the Jeffs after they lost 13-2 to the Jeffs on Friday. The women ended their spring break trip to Clermont, […]

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Men’s golf pulls out narrow victory over Div. III foes

April 16, 2014

Last weekend, men’s golf fired an impressive two-day score of 590 to secure a victory in the NYU/Manhattanville Invitational. Grant Raffel ’17 took medalist honors in the event as the Ephs came away from the tournament with two first-place trophies. On April 5 and 6, the men teed off in the Rhody Invitational at the […]

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