Archive for February, 2013

Photo by Helen Zhang '15 | Clockwise: Captains Ariel Orr ’13, Emma Reim ’13, Jenika Parson ’13, Mackenzie Bradley ’13

Captains’ Block: Swimming and Diving

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

Captains: Ariel Orr ’13, Emma Reim ’13, Jenika Parson ’13, Mackenzie Bradley ’13 What are your main responsibilities as captain? Kim and Amanda work on the physical aspect of the team, obviously getting us into tip top shape, but the captains work on the “togetherness” aspect of the team. YouRead More

Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference Held This Weekend

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

Veronica Hernandez ’13 News Editor This weekend, Hampshire College will host the fourth annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference. The event runs March 1 and 2 and features notable keynote speakers, performances, readings and workshops. Three Hampshire students started the conference in 2009 in an effort to createRead More

New Residence Life Assistant Director Hired

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

Veronica Hernandez ’13 News Editor The Smith College Office of Residence Life recently hired a new assistant director, Erica Banz. The new position, renamed from housing coordinator, is part of the office’s efforts to connect more with the student community. Banz has been a part of Smith’s staff for three-and-a-halfRead More

The Secret (Or Not so Secret) Lives of the Presidents

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

Hannah Carlson  ’15 Contributing Writer Smith, boasting two first ladies among its alumnae, was an appropriate choice for lecturer Cormac O’Brien to visit on Feb. 18. O’Brien spoke about his latest book, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents. Arranged by the Smith Republican Club and the American Studies Department, theRead More

Sex and the Smithie: In Defense of the LUG

Opinions February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Sex and the Smithie column is written by a different anonymous author regularly. Send your submissions to sophian@smith.edu If anyone else had written this, I would excoriate her. I used to hate straight girls, and hated straight girls who dated women worse. I was the girl in high schoolRead More

Committee Launches Search for New Chief of Police

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Kelsey Cummings ’13 Associate Editor Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges have formed a search committee to begin the process of finding and hiring a new Campus Chief of Police. The Chief of Police position serves all three colleges.  Smith’s representatives on the committee are Dean of Students Julianne OhotnickyRead More

Just Yell Fire Expands Sexual Violence Prevention Programs Across U.S.

News February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Veronia Hernandez ’13 News Editor Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of rape and sexual assault   Just Yell Fire, an awareness program aimed at the prevention of rape and sexual assault among women, has recently released a new line of coasters designed to test drinks for the presence ofRead More

V-Day at Smith College

Arts February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Kyle Kaplan ’15 Staff Writer What makes an annual performance different every year? Particularly at Smith, one might assume that a show like The Vagina Monologues – which touches upon issues unique yet universal to the female experience – would attract the same audience year after year, one that consistsRead More

Elza Film Review

Arts February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Contributing Writer “With your kinky hair, you couldn’t possibly be my daughter,” a man says with vitriol to the estranged woman he deserted when she was still a child. The man’s back is turned to the luminous Elza, who repeats over and over, “Look at me …Read More

Drummond Joins 1,000 Point Club in 71-56 Victory Over Clark

Sports February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Megan Bowles ’15 Sports Editor Rosa Drummond ’14 became the 10th player in Smith history to score 1,000 points as the Pioneers defeated Clark University Wednesday night. With the 71-56 victory, Smith reached 20 wins for the second consecutive year. Smith led 8-7 on sophomore Lauren Weston’s layup with 14:52Read More