Undergraduate Publications By Date, 1975-2001

NOTE: Entries are listed according to the first year of publication. When the production of a paper was interrupted for several years, the paper appears again in this list under the new starting date. The editors' statement of purpose or a characterization of the contents of the paper is also included following the publication dates.

Pique (1975-1981) was described by the editors as "an experiment in cooperative journalism" to "stimulate intellectual activity" and featured "commentary and ideas."

Beph Burger (1975-1976) was the Class of 1979's version of the Spirit of '78.

Back Talk (1976-1983) "a journal of politics and the arts," contained articles and fiction largely by and about African- american students at Williams.

The Lavendar Albatross (1976) was published by the WGSO (a previous name for the BGLU) and contained fiction and news primarily relating to gay and lesbian issues.

The Nu Awakening (1976-1977) was a publication of the Political-Cultural Forum of the Williams Black Student Union. Only two issues were published.

Perspectives (1977) was a journal of the Williams Action Coalition.

Loyal Opposition (1977) was a publication of the Williams Republican Club. Only one issue was published.

Pamoja Tutoshinda (1978-1981) was a revival (with the same format and content) of the previous Pamoja.

Good Times (1979) was a literary magazine containing fiction and book reviews by undergraduates.

Offset (1979-1980) featured "in-depth investigative reporting," and contained mainly national and international news.

Parallax (1980-1983) was "created to alleviate the severe shortage of meaningful dialogue currently afflicting our fair institution." It was a monthly supplement to the Record.

Think Conservation (1980) was published by the Student Energy Conservation Committee to increase awareness of alternative forms of energy.

The Journal of the Center for Environmental Studies (1980- ) features articles relating to the work of CES. The articles are written by Williams alumni, students, and professors.

Mosaic (1980-1982) was an "international magazine" with articles by international students or about international affairs.

Nexus (1981-1982) was a literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, and photography.

The Williams College Council Newsletter (1981-1982) was published by the College Council to inform the student body of the workings of the Council.

The Williams Literary Review (1982- ) contains student poetry and fiction.

Germinal (1982-1987) contained political and social commentary on international, national, and college events.

The Williams Republican (1982-1984) was "a conservative publication of commentary, humor and analysis."

Social Inquiry (1982) contained essays by students which were "centrally concerned with human social interaction."

Agora (1984-1986) sought to provide "an arena in which a wide diversity of opinion can be published and circulated." It contained student essays, poetry, and fiction.

The Williams Broken Record (1984) was a satire of the Record. Only one issue was published.

New Agenda (1987) featured "non-fiction articles pertaining to the social sciences or humanities." Only one issue was published.

The Cauldron (1987- ) "The goal of our women's anthology is to encourage female artists and critics to create and to share their visions and perspectives with the Williams community." The Cauldron includes fiction, photography, drawings, and articles by female students.

Route Two (1988) contained writings by the faculty edited by undergraduates.

The Issue (1988- ) "This name reflects our commitment to present as wide a range of dissenting views on as wide a range of college, regional, national, and world issues as possible." The Issue contains articles that can be categorized as political and/or social commentary.

Mung (1988) was a short-lived humor magazine. Only one issue was published.

The Williams Journal of Afro-American Studies (1988) contained articles and features by African-American students at Williams.

The Observer (1989- ) articulates "a thoughtful and conservative voice." The articles discuss local, national, and international politics.

The Gharial (1990- ) publishes political and social commentary. In the editors' words, "we want to present to you a montage of testimonies written by people with many points of view."

Beeph (1991- ) presents a humorous view of Williams issues through articles and cartoons.

Baggage (1991- ) broadly defined, is a magazine of social commentary/humor. In the editors' words: "So, the other campus publications being heavy-handed, boring, trite, or offensive, we offer you Playboy without the Pictures. Metanarrative, mo' definitely."

People's Native Tongues (1993-1996) an ethnically focused publication dedicated to promoting cultural identity.

The Women's Rag (1994-1995) a "monthly gush of women's products" sponsored by the Williams Organization for Women.

William's Trasher (1994-1995) a humor publication mocking campus life.

The Williams Free Press (1994-1999) a paper dedicated to "keeping the intellectual debate alive."

Culture Counter (1998-2000) a "journal of arts and letters at Williams and beyond."

Mad Cow (1998- ) humor magazine focusing on campus life issues.

The Real Deal (1999-2001) a paper dedicated to "keeping it real in Williamstown" focusing on campus, local and national issues.