About The Flat Hat

The Flat Hat has been the College of William and Mary’s student newspaper since 1911. It covers the College and the surrounding area of Williamsburg, Virginia, printing on Tuesdays of the academic year. The Flat Hat office is located in the Campus Center basement at the intersection of South Boundary Street and Jamestown Road.

The Flat Hat derives its name and motto (“Stabilitas et Fides”) from the Flat Hat Club, the nation’s first secret society. The Flat Hat Club was founded at the College in 1750 and included among its members St. George Tucker, Thomas Jefferson and George Wythe. It is believed that the Flat Hat Club was the precursor of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, established at the College in 1776.

The Flat Hat printed its first issue Oct. 3, 1911.

The Flat Hat is produced entirely by a volunteer all-undergraduate staff. It has no faculty adviser. The student journalists of The Flat Hat control all online and print content. The production of the paper’s news and editorial content is in no way supervised by any College administrator. The Flat Hat also controls its own advertising and business departments.

Editor-in-Chief: Ethan Brown

Managing Editor: Emma Ford

Executive Editor: Adithi Ramakrishnan

Digital Media Editor: Claire Hogan

Data Editor: Leslie Davis

Flat Hat Magazine Editor-in-Chief: Gavin Aquin Hernández

Chief Operations Coordinator: Anna Boustany

Business Managers: Maddie Douglas, Amelia Sandhovel

Webmaster: Andrés Eduardo Bencomo-Magaña

News Editors: Charles Coleman, Lulu Dawes, Carmen Honker

Opinions Editors: Alyssa Slovin, Chloe Folmar

Variety Editors: Gavin Aquin Hernández, Matthew Kortan

Sports Editors: Zoe Beardsley, Nathan Seidel

Online Editor: Virginia Wyatt

Social Media Editor: Becca Klinger

Blogs Editor: Kate Lucas

Photos Editor: Jamie Holt

Copy Chiefs: Lillian Parr, Cana Clark, Lizzie Brown, Zoe Connell

Chief Staff Writers: Alexandra Byrne, Averill Meininger

Graphics Editor: Angela Vasishta

Political Correspondent: Maggie Manson

Associate News Editors: Karina Vizzoni, Sarah Greenberg, Phil Schueler, Mary Trimble, Georgia Thoms

Associate Opinions Editors: Lucas Harsche, Elaine Godwin

Associate Variety Editors: Ashanti Jones, Grace Olsen

Associate Sports Editors: Collin Anderson, Lexie Hiestand

Associate Data Editor: Matt Lowrie