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: Nia Kitchin

Managing Editor: Ethan Brown

Executive Editor: Brendan Doyle

Digital Media Editor: Maggie More

Chief Operations Coordinator: Kevin Richeson

Business Managers: Maddie Douglas, Amelia Sandhovel

Webmaster: Adam An

News Editors: Heather BaierLeslie Davis, Emma Ford

Opinions Editors: Anna Boustany, Chloe Folmar

Variety Editors: Adithi Ramakrishnan, Zoe Beardsley

Sports Editors: Gavin Aquin, Avery Lackner

Online Editors: Naomi Gruber, Claire Hogan

Blogs Editors: Katherine Yenzer, Kate Lucas

Photos Editors: Jamie Holt, Becca Klinger

Social Media Editor: Olivia Koenig

Graphics Editor: Kayla Payne

Copy Chiefs: Jae Chung, Zoe Connell

Chief Staff Writers: Charles Coleman, Averill Meininger

Chief Features Writer: Alyssa Grzesiak

Associate News Editors: Karina Vizzoni, Sarah Greenberg, Fernando Castro

Associate Opinions Editors: Anthony Madalone, Lauren Cohen, Alyssa Slovin, Caroline Wall

Associate Variety Editors: Suzanne Cole, Isabella Miranda

Associate Sports Editors: Nathan Seidel

Copy Editors: Christian Borio, Lizzie Brown