Addressing Race in First Year Seminars

By Kayleigh Aquino ’24, Julissa Ramirez ’23 Photo Editor, Staff Writer March 7, 2021 For decades, liberal arts schools have implemented special courses for first-year students to help them adjust to their environment and develop a more holistic understanding of their own education. FSEMs at HWS aim to provide an introduction to college learning for students, with topics ranging from pop music to issues surrounding … Continue reading Addressing Race in First Year Seminars

Student Employment During the Pandemic

By Elise Donovan ’22, Ruby Auman ’22 Photo Editor, Staff Writer March 7, 2021 Since its onset last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of student employment at HWS. Students who used to work at the college store, Au Bon Pain, and Winn-Seeley Gym, among others, had their hours cut entirely. At the same time, other student employees have been given more responsibilities … Continue reading Student Employment During the Pandemic

COVID-19 and the First Year Experience

By Katelyn Oswalt ’24, Aiden Walsh ’21 Staff Writers March 7, 2021 The HWS Classes of 2024 had long expected a normal college experience going into the fall of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, this class doesn’t know when they will experience that “normal,” or let alone what that normal is even like. Although most first-years have experience with online classes from their … Continue reading COVID-19 and the First Year Experience

What Happened to my Test? COVID-19 Recoveries, Testing, Isolation and Delays

By Russell Payne ’21, Henry Duerr ’21 Editor in Chief, Managing Editor March 4, 2021  In the aftermath of a serious COVID-19 outbreak on campus earlier this year, the Herald was able to speak with Robb Flowers, Director of Student Life, and Cathy Williams, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, about some of the questions that have been on many students’ minds. What constitutes a … Continue reading What Happened to my Test? COVID-19 Recoveries, Testing, Isolation and Delays

Common Spaces Closed Due to COVID-19

By Molly Matthews ’22, Sarah Lorenz ’21 Staff Writers March 3, 2021 As of Feb. 22, the upper floors of Warren Hunting Smith Library and the Bristol Field House have reopened for HWS community use after closing on Feb. 5 for the campus pause. Many students were upset about these closings, as they further limited the services and spaces available to students during the pandemic. … Continue reading Common Spaces Closed Due to COVID-19

Behind the Super Bowl Star

By Brayton Slusser ’23, Mary Hanrahan ’22 Staff Writers March 3, 2021 Many people hold misconceptions about college athletes, including the “jock” stereotype of athletes who are heavily invested in maintaining their fitness and athletic talent rather than their academic capabilities. In contrast to this trope stands Hobart Football alumnus Ali Marpet ’15. On Feb. 7, 2021, starting on the offensive line for the Tampa … Continue reading Behind the Super Bowl Star

Coaches Help Keep Campus Safe

By Andrew Lynch ’23 Staff Writer As Hobart and William Smith Colleges have entered the spring semester, COVID-19 testing has ramped up. Students and staff are eager to return to a somewhat normal schedule, which requires frequent testing for the safety of the campus community. In order to meet testing needs, athletic coaches have been asked to help conduct COVID-19 tests at the Hubbs Health … Continue reading Coaches Help Keep Campus Safe

The Hour of Power: A Conversation with Fatim Cisse

By Steven D’Alterio ’21 Staff Writer The Herald recently got the opportunity to catch up with an amazing leader of love, self-growth, and empowerment here at HWS: Fatim Cisse ’23. Cisse hosts a weekly Zoom program called Hour of Power Chats, which she describes as a collective endeavor to save and foster lives that have been lied to and told that they are not as … Continue reading The Hour of Power: A Conversation with Fatim Cisse