The Value of College: A Look at Economic Diversity

By Jaheim Pierre ’25 and Paulina Tejada ’25 Staff Writers Access to education in the United States has been unequal for centuries and has affected all facets of the social, economic, and cultural life of America. The first African American to attend college was reported to be Alexander Lucius Twilight who graduated from Amherst College in 1823, and the first woman, Catherine Brewer, obtained her … Continue reading The Value of College: A Look at Economic Diversity

HWS Higher Education Opportunity Program and HEOP Students

By Paulina Tejada ’25 and Emily Echavarria ’25 Staff Writers What is HEOP, exactly?   The Higher Education Opportunity Program was founded in 1969 by Aurther O. Eve to financially and academically support marginalized students in over 50 colleges, including in our very own Hobart and William Smith colleges. This is a program that affords opportunities to students within New York State looking to further their higher education by allotting them the necessary tools … Continue reading HWS Higher Education Opportunity Program and HEOP Students

Opinion on Freshman Orientation

By Paulina Tejada ’25 Staff Writer There were many aspects of freshmen orientation that made it a memorable time for all of us first years. There was a mixed bag of fun activities, information, and new friendships. Even though many people could say that through orientation they forged new bonds with their peers, there seemed to be a disconnect between the time that we as … Continue reading Opinion on Freshman Orientation