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 

Digital Media Editors: Iris Hyon, Amelia Lucas

News Editors: Nia Kitchin, Sarah Smith

Opinions Editors: Brendan Doyle, Kiana Espinoza

Variety Editors: Heather BaierAkemi Tamanaha

Sports Editors: Alyssa Grzesiak, Chris Travis

Online Editors: Siobhan Doherty, Peter Eckel

Copy Chiefs: Lauren Bavis, Kate Sandberg, Rachel Wilmans

Graphics Editor: Jae Cho

Business Manager: Moises Romero

Chief Staff Writer: Meilan Solly

Operations Coordinator: Sam Dreith

Social Media Editor: Talia Wiener

Associate News Editors: Madeline Monroe, Caroline Nutter, Noah Petersen

Associate Variety Editors: Gabriela Montesdeoca, Rick Stevenson

Associate Sports Editors: Josh Luckenbaugh, Kevin Richeson

Associate Business Manager: Oliver Shen

Associate Financial Manager: Katie Wang

Copy Editors: Julia Dalzell, Michaela Flemming, Angela Rose West, Meilan Solly