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, Va., 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 on October 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: Isabel Larroca
Managing Editor: Emily Chaumont
Executive Editor: Sarah Ruiz
Chief Staff Writer: Leonor Grave
Graphics Editor: Jae Cho
Photos Editors: Devon Bortz, Gabbie Pachon
Business Manager: Moises Romero
Associate Sports Editor: Brendan Doyle
Associate Podcast Editor: Peter Eckel
Associate Business Manager: Oliver Shen
Associate Financial Manager: Katie Wang