Archive for February, 2013

Violence and Revolution in a Smith Theater

Arts February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor Director Emma Weinstein’s ’13 production of Peter Weiss’ 1963 musical Marat/Sade premieres this weekend at Smith in Hallie Flanagan Theater. The play centers on inmates who act out the narrative of the French Revolution – an event of the recent past – and culminates inRead More

Analyzing the Oscars: You May Have Felt Disappointed

Opinions February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor Dazzling lights and the red carpet are customary of the Oscars, as is an absurd amount of attention paid to outfits, makeup and attendees. Still, a good portion of Oscar-related buzz comes down to its host, for better or for worse, as well as theRead More

Letters to the Editor: Commencement Speaker

Opinions February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

I was very disconcerted to hear that Arianna Huffington was selected as the commencement speaker for 2013. Leaving aside any other considerations of her history and character, Arianna Huffington is unqualified to be honored at an academic establishment for one simple reason: she has been accused of plagiarism several timesRead More

Spring Changing

Opinions February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Erin McDaniel ’15 Assistant Opinions Editor For many, the arrival of winter in New England is a welcome delight – hot chocolate, rosy cheeks, snow angels – but, by February, or earlier, the season has become little more than a depressing, near-interminable period of time defined by frigid temperatures, minimalRead More

The Mystique On Trial: Betty Friedan’s Legacy at Smith

Features February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Mia Council ’16 Assistant Features Editor Feb. 17 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Feminine Mystique, a landmark work written by feminist and activist Betty Friedan ’42. The blockbuster book, which took aim at the mid-20th century view of traditional American femininity, is, according to the NewRead More

In Touch with the Rhythm of Nations: ISO Concocts an Informative Night of Fun

Features February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Cecilia Maina ’15 ISO Secretary Getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of Smith academic life is inevitable – most of the time, our immersion in our daily routines blinds us from taking a step back and marveling at the rich cultural diversity that we posses and that isRead More

First Five College Film Studies Undergraduate Conference Was Held on Sunday

News February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Assistant News Editor Last Sunday, Smith College held the first Five College Film Studies Undergraduate Conference. 12 students from the Five Colleges presented original papers on the topics of gender and sexuality, Indian cinema, genre and 9/11 and film and language. The conference was organized by ProfessorRead More

Photo courtesy of Risha Sinha '14 | Students attended the candlelight vigil held in front of the Campus Center on Monday night.

Students Hold Vigil In Memory of Dead in Pakistan

News February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Evelyn Crunden ’13 News Editor Last Monday, EKTA, Smith’s on-campus South Asian student organization, came together with Dean of Religious Life Jennifer Walters and Al-Iman, the campus’ group for Muslim students, in an attempt to bring awareness to the escalation of sectarian violence in Pakistan. The candlelight vigil gatheredRead More

Performing Girl: Gender Narratives and Performance

Arts February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor Artist, writer, director, comedian and music producer D’Lo will be making an appearance in the Pioneer Valley both in person and on the big screen through his performance “D’Lo: D’FaQto Life” today and through the film screening of Performing Girl, a documentary featuring D’Lo’s life,Read More

Photo by Helen Zhang '15 | Right, Smith’s K-Pop Dance Crew and left, EKTA’s Meghna Purkayastha ’16 performed at Night at Your Museum last Friday night.

Art for Art’s Sake: Asian Exhibit Seeks to Engage Students with Museum

Features February 28, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor While there are always competing events vying for attention on Friday nights, those who made the migration to the Smith College Museum of Art last week found themselves in for a treat. Hopefully the first in a series of annual student-aimed events, “Night atRead More