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 and Fridays 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 printed weekly until 2007 when it began printing twice weekly.
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: Katherine Chiglinsky
Managing Editor: Meredith Ramey
Executive Editor: Ellen Wexler
News Editor: Abby Boyle, Annie Curran
Opinions Editor: Zachary Frank
Variety Editors: Aine Cain
Sports Editors: Jack Powers, Chris Weber
Chief Photographer: Benoit Mathieu
Photography Editors: Hayley Tymeson, Carol Peng, Ashley Richardson
Online Editor: Benming Zhang
Copy Chiefs: Rebecca Marshall, April Smith
Chief Staff Writer: Zach Hardy
Editorial Writer: Matt Camarda
Associate News Editors: Veronique Barbour,Ariel Cohen, Matt Esporrin, Claire Gillespie, Bailey Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Lamb, Rohan Desai, Madeline Bielski, Sang Hyun Park
Associate Opinions Editor: Matt Camarda, Kaitlan Shaub, Daria Grastara
Associate Variety Editors: Rachel Brown, Natalie Ferenbach, Emily Nye, Emily Stone, Devon Ivie, Haley Arata, Cristyn Filla, Jillian Bates
Associate Online Editor: Ashley Hamilton, Karin Krause, Kayla Sharpe
Business Manager: Kaitlin Kunowsky
Associate Sports Editor: Mick Sloan
Copy Editors: Samantha DeFlitch, Lauren Dybel, Quint Guvernator, Bobby LaRose, Emily Lowman, Aryn Martin, Rachel Neely, Allison Ramage, Richie Thaxton, Jenna Tan
Cartoonists: Lizzie Dabbs, Dani Aron-Schiavone, Sarah Thoresen, Lindsay Wade
Graphic Designer: Brian Kao