To “Go Greek”or Not, an Honest Opinion

By Ryan Carson Opinions Editor I hear a lot of discussion recently about whether or not the administration of Hobart and William Smith should allow first year students to rush fraternity and sorority organizations in the spring of their first year. Frankly, I’m indifferent to the idea. I say so in large part because I’ve attended two different schools in my undergraduate education. One university … Continue reading To “Go Greek”or Not, an Honest Opinion

Sustainable Development to be Built in Geneva

By Aldo Giannattasio ‘19 Part of downtown Geneva is being revamped with the development of townhomes that run off of solar power in what is an estimated 8.5 million dollar project. Known as Lake Tunnel Solar Village, the project shall be built on a vacant three-acre lot near the pedestrian tunnel running under Routes 5&20. Under the proposal roughly 38 single-family townhomes will be built … Continue reading Sustainable Development to be Built in Geneva

Don’t Throw Out Your Jack-O-Lanterns!

By Noelle Nichols ’18 Composting your pumpkins just got a whole lot easier with the help of Organix Green Industries. Instead of throwing your pumpkins away, Ontario County officials are urging residents to drop off their old pumpkins at designated vermicomposting collection stations to avoid a mass amount of pumpkins ending up in the Ontario County landfill. Organix Green Industries is a large-scale vermicomposting facility … Continue reading Don’t Throw Out Your Jack-O-Lanterns!

HWS Theater Opens Season With Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

“FAST PACED MODERN APPROACH, BUT STILL SHAKESPEARE” By Julian Ruf Staff Writer The upcoming evenings at the HWS Theater  promise to be spectacular. Shakespeare’s classic and famous tragedy is coming to the college stage at HWS. Macbeth is the fearless and respected warrior who becomes a murderer rather than waiting to become the next in line to the throne, yet he has the reverence of … Continue reading HWS Theater Opens Season With Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Climate Youth Summit Debuts in the Finger Lakes Region

By Noelle Nichols ‘18 The first-ever Youth Climate Summit in the Finger Lakes region will be held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and it’s all thanks to the initiative of a William Smith College student.The Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit, FLYCS, is a one-day summit that seeks to educate, empower and engage students to be change agents in their local schools and communities. On … Continue reading Climate Youth Summit Debuts in the Finger Lakes Region

IFC Considers First Year Bids

By Dan Bristol ‘18 Editor in Chief As offices around Hobart and William Smith Colleges work to improve retention rates of first year students, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has a suggestion of its own: allow Hobart students to join fraternities in the spring semester of their first year. Currently students may only join Greek Life if they are of good academic and social standing, are … Continue reading IFC Considers First Year Bids

Alpha Phi Alpha Revealed to HWS

By Dan Bristol ‘18 Editor in Chief Hobart and William Smith’s newest Greek organization was revealed on October 16 as the new men of the Upsilon Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha were unmasked in the Vandervort Room. Alpha Phi Alpha joins Theta Phi Alpha and Sigma Chi as a new addition in a flurry of new Greek organizations as the third in as many … Continue reading Alpha Phi Alpha Revealed to HWS

Toxic Algae Blooms in Owasco Lake Sparks Concerns About Safe Drinking Water

By Noelle Nichols ‘18 High levels of toxins from algae blooms have been reported lakewide in Owasco Lake on Sept. 24, and people in the region are concerned about the future of their safe drinking water. The Cayuga County Health Department recently published information regarding a previously undetected cyanotoxin, homo-anatoxin, in Owasco Lake which as a result has led to traces of this toxin in … Continue reading Toxic Algae Blooms in Owasco Lake Sparks Concerns About Safe Drinking Water

Hobart and William Smith Expands Downtown

By Aldo Giannattasio ‘19 In what has become a highly popular minor since its creation in 2015, the entrepreneur department has decided to expand its reach into downtown Geneva, N.Y. Currently, in its infancy stage, Hobart and William Smith Colleges are starting the renovation of 22 Castle Street, which will be used by the Entrepreneur department. The Incubator as it will be known first become … Continue reading Hobart and William Smith Expands Downtown

Composting Buckets Distributed to Odell’s Units

By Alex Borreil Staff Writer Odell’s has a new composting system that has been set up by the Office of Sustainability. This effort was put in place to help reduce the amount of waste that is continuously put into our landfills each year. But there is question on whether or not students will be loyal to the system. On August 30th, the Office of Sustainability … Continue reading Composting Buckets Distributed to Odell’s Units

D’Agata Reads for Trias

By Mary Warner Arts and Entertainment Editor The English Department is currently holding a series of readings curated by John D’Agata, this year’s Trias Writer in Residence. In September, D’Agata, a Hobart alumnus, read from one of his older books, About a Mountain.  This is a non-fiction book of lyrical prose that centers around Las Vegas, Yucca Mountain, and the suicide of a 17-year-old boy. … Continue reading D’Agata Reads for Trias

Thread Bare Debuts at Davis Gallery

By Mary Warner Arts and Entertainment Editor The Davis Gallery at Houghton House will have a new exhibition, entitled Thread Bare, in November of chosen works by artist Kate Kretz. Kretz uses conventionally feminine mediums such as embroidery and sewing to engage with the theme of the formation of female identity as both a lived experience and ideological construct.  In particular, Kretz focuses on the … Continue reading Thread Bare Debuts at Davis Gallery