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27 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
12/1/21: Gratitude & Mindfulness
In this episode of Press Record, we’re bringing you three stories on gratitude, mindfulness, and finding space to relax amid the stressors of college life during a pandemic. First, you’ll hear from the chaplains, who framed the college experience as a journey to find meaning. Then you’ll hear from Bernie Rhie, an English professor who teaches a legendary class on Zen Buddhism, and a student who practices mindfulness. Finally, we created a portrait of Lee’s Snack Bar, a space where students eat, study and hang out.
16 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
11/10/21: Examining Student Mental Health Amid Campus Return
On this season's premiere episode, the podcast team interviewed students, a therapist from Integrative Wellbeing Services, members of Peer Health, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's Mental Health Co-Chairs. The guests point to aspects of Williams' work-oriented culture as exacerbating the lasting impact of the pandemic on mental health.
21 minutes | May 19, 2021
5/19/21: Seniors reflect on life during the pandemic and what comes next
As graduation nears, Press Record spoke with seniors Surabhi Iyer, Rebecca Tauber, and Sam Wolf about life on campus this semester, and what the job search was like during the pandemic.
14 minutes | May 5, 2021
5/5/21: Health days and burnout
Instead of a spring break, Williams students get three health days interspersed throughout the semester. Press Record spoke with students across campus and, for many, health days have not helped much with burnout.
22 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
4/14/21: Three students on being Asian at Williams
In light of an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic, Press Record spoke with three Asian students about their experiences with race at Williams.
17 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
3/31/21: ‘Hoping for the best ... expecting the worst’: Navigating Williams as an undocumented student
Last week, the College sent acceptances to around 1,000 students across the world. In a special episode of Press Record, we talk with one student about what it’s like to navigate the college application process and life at Williams as an undocumented immigrant.
23 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
3/17/21: Women's History Month & March 11th Anniversary
In this week's episode, we meet with women in STEM and hear about their respective journeys in a male-dominated field. Also on this week's episode, students look back on March 11, 2020– the day of President Mandel's announcement that most students would have to leave campus for the rest of the spring semester in light of the pandemic.
27 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
3/3/21: February Reflections: Claiming Williams Day & Black History Month
For Black History Month, Tyler Smith spoke to two Black first-years, one who lives in an affinity pod and one who doesn't. They reflected on adjusting to Williams during the pandemic. And Jacob Posner spoke to Williams Student Union representatives Gwyn Chilcoat '24, Manny Copeland '23, and Yunjin Park '23 about their work addressing Williams' history, particularly the legacy of the Haystack Monument.
25 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
2/17/21: Love in Quarantine & Campus Travel for International Students
Press Record presents two stories of the return to campus: one shows how traveling to and from the College is radically different for international students, and the other offers comfort to those who lost hope during a quarantined Valentine’s Day.
17 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
11/11/20: Post-Election Edition
This week, we talk with students and faculty about their thoughts before and after the presidential election, and hear about the results of an election survey sent to the student body.
8 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
10/21/20: Indigenous People's Day
This week, podcast staff member Sonia Prasad talks with Margaux Kristjansson, Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American and Indigenous Studies, about Indigenous People's Day last week. We also hear student reactions to the College's decision about the spring calendar.
17 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
10/7/20: Secret frats, EphVotes and reactions to the debate
This week, we interview Niku Darafshi about getting students registered to vote, Irene Loewenson about uncovering secret frats and hear students' reactions to the recent presidential debate.
16 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
9/30/20: Hispanic Heritage Month
This week, community leaders talk about what Hispanic Heritage Month and the Williams community means to them.
17 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
9/23/20: Life as a first-year, and a visitor to campus
This week, first-years talk about what it's like to start college during COVID-19. Then, we hear from Record reporters about conservative group Turning Point USA's visit to campus.
20 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
9/16/20: First and last first days
One the first episode of Press Record this academic year, we hear about students' experiences in quarantine, and have conversations with first-years and seniors about their first first days and last first days starting Williams in a pandemic.
16 minutes | May 23, 2020
5/23/20: Advice from the class of 2020
For our last episode of this academic year, as part of our special issue devoted to the class of 2020, we asked seniors for advice to underclassmen. Here's what they had to say.
11 minutes | May 13, 2020
5/13/20: The spring semester, in two minutes
This week, we asked a range of students to give a timeline of spring 2020 – in two minutes.
12 minutes | May 6, 2020
5/6/20: Readings from quarantine
This week, we hear two members of the College community read articles they wrote about loved ones in their lives effected by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read Professor LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant’s full piece “My Mother Is Busy Getting Ready to Die” from the New York Times here, and first-year Zia Saylor’s full piece “She was my cheerleader and my mentor. Then she was hospitalized with COVID-19” from The Los Angeles Times here. LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant (@DoctorRMB)’s recording was produced by Michael A. Betts II (@kidsweater), with music by Blue Dot Sessions.
16 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
4/29/20: Holidays in quarantine
This week, we chat with the College chaplains about celebrating Passover, Easter and the start of Ramadan during the pandemic. Then, we hear a throwback clip from last year's Spring Fling concert and this week's audio journal from Onder Kilinc '23.
14 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
4/22/20: Earth week & audio journals
This week, we hear from the Zilkha Center's zero-waste interns, Lauren Lynch '23 and Coco Rhum '23, about their continued work remotely. Then, we hear music by the Springstreeters, editor Kevin Yang's dispatch from campus and this week's audio-journal.
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