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: Tucker Higgins
Managing Editor: Amelia Lucas
Executive Editor: Isabel Larroca
Digital Media Editor: Kayla Sharpe
Chief Staff Writer: Emily Martell
Chief Features Writer: Lizzy Flood
Photos Editors: Kyra Solomon
Chief Photographer: Gabbie Pachon
Online Editors: Iris Hyon, Cort Mays
Chief Videographer: Julia Kott
Copy Chiefs: Lauren Bavis, Leonor Grave, Bezi Yohannes
Social Media Editor: Iris Duan
Graphics Editor: Kristie Turkal
Pollster: Ammon Harteis
Business Manager: Patricia Mook
Associate Online Editor: Elise Barbin
Associate Podcast Editors: Siobhan Doherty, Peter Eckel
Associate Social Media Editor: Madison Ochs
Associate Business Managers: Sean Aminali, Aaron Kiser, Feng Li, Tim Shanahan
Outreach Manager: Moises Romero
Accounts Manager: Ebony Barnes
Copy Editors: Hannah Gourdie, Bel Kelly-Russo, Becca Merriman-Goldring, Katherine Peck, Sydney Rosenberger, Lillian Waddill