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 are 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, Sarah Caspari
Sports Editors: Jack Powers, Chris Weber
Photography Editors: Benoit Mathieu, Hayley Tymeson
Online Editor: Benming Zhang
Copy Chiefs: Rebecca Marshall, April Smith
Chief Staff Writer: Zach Hardy
Editorial Writer: Matt Camarda
Associate News Editors: Veronique Barbour, Matt Esporrin, Claire Gillespie, Bailey Kirkpatrick, Eleanor Lamb
Associate Opinions Editor:Matt Camarda, Max Cea
Associate Variety Editors: Rachel Brown, Natalie Ferenbach, Emily Nye, Emily Stone
Associate Online Editor: Ashley Hamilton
Business Manager: Kaitlin Kunowsky
Copy Editors: Betsy Goldemen, Garrett Hendrickson, Emily Lowman, Liz McGlynn, Allison Ramage, Jenna Tan, Richie Thaxton, Nathalie Sheffield, Rachel Smith, Rachel Steinberg
Cartoonists: Lizzie Alarcon, Lizzie Dabbs, Genevieve Franco, Lindsay Wade
Social Media Manager: Karin Krause
Production Assistant: Jared Foretek