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: Sarah Smith 

Managing Editor: Nia Kitchin

Executive Editor: Alyssa Grzesiak 

Digital Media Editor: Sean Willner

News Editors: Leonor Grave, Madeline Monroe

Opinions Editors: Ethan Brown, Katherine Yenzer

Variety Editors: Heather BaierCarmen Honker

Sports Editors: Brendan Doyle, Julia Stumbaugh

Online Editors: Peter Eckel, Talia Wiener

Photos Editors: Kyra Solomon, Gracie Harris

Copy Chiefs: Lauren Bavis, Kate Sandberg, Rachel Wilmans

Graphics Editor: Jae Cho

Business Manager: Moises Romero

Webmaster: Jack Bowden 

Chief Staff Writer: William Allen 

Chief Features Writer: Akemi Tamanaha 

Chief Operations Coordinator: Kiana Espinoza

Social Media Editor: Leslie Davis

Blogs Editor: Abby Graham

Associate News Editors: Karina Vizzoni, Sarah Greenberg

Associate Variety Editors: Sarah Farney, Maggie More

Associate Opinions Editors: Anna Boustany, Anthony Madalone 

Associate Sports Editors: Kevin Richeson

Associate Photos Editors: Sebastian Ye, Claudia Santa Anna

Copy Editors: Alex Neumann, Rachel Morgan