Remember the “official class of 20_ _” facebook group where SUPER EXCITED incoming freshmen wrote things that, most often, caused you to face-palm? If your memory is a bit clouded, you’re in luck. A new website called accepted2017.com has compiled all the ridiculous facebook posts of over-eager college newbies from all over the country. The [...]
Former Sports Illustrated writer, now contributor, Jack McCallum penned a great piece on the Midd, Williams, and Amherst men’s teams making the elite 8–with high praises for their cultures of scholar-athletes: “Statistics aside, the most significant numbers attached to the three NESCAC schools are these—1, 2 and 4. That is the U.S. News ranking, respectively, of Williams, [...]
“No direct coal investment” is what the student leaders of the Williams Divest Coal campaign are proposing. It might seem bold, but there are two problems. Firstly, only 3% of Williams’ $1.8 billion dollar endowment is directly managed by the college; that takes $1.75 billion of the table from the beginning. Secondly, not a dollar [...]
While traipsing around Asia to visit alums and, in the classic Wesleyan tradition, attempt to “find himself,” President Michael “Roth Dog” Roth penned a hope-y’all-aren’t-going-too-stir-crazy-at-home letter to the Wesleyan community. Wesleyan currently begins its break December 15 (the last day of final exams) and begins spring classes on January 24. That’s 40 days off, an [...]
Look out Middlebury Quidditch: Amherst has its own Chamber of Secrets, which, appropriately, you must enter the loo to find. Yup, that’s right. I knew about the Ulysses bathroom in our English Department building (Johnson Chapel), but it wasn’t until last night that I stumbled across this treasure. Upon entering the (muggle) ladies’ room in [...]
After securing two consecutive “NESCAC Player of the Year” titles, and leading her team to its second league victory, senior forward Lauren Greer has earned recognition from the National Field Hockey Coach’s Association for her extraordinary season. According to the conference website, Greer’s average 3.56 points per game are the most in NCAA history. The [...]
People keep sending me this video. It’s not as funny as the Hamilton XC lip-sync, but I will admit that it is funnier than golf.
What’s the most effective way to pressure an organization into changing their position? Impersonate that organization announcing a policy shift. It’s a practice utilized by the “Yes Men,” who famously posed as Dow Chemical taking full responsibility for a lethal gas leak in Bhopal, India and promising reparations. Here’s the video, recently referenced by The [...]