Archive for February, 2013

Green Team Bridges Gap Between Environmental Justice and Social Justice

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

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Assistant News Editor Last Tuesday, the Green Team held a spoken word event to kick off the new semester and its new campaign for environmental change both at Smith and in the larger community. The Green Team began as a group of faculty and students that workedRead More

Use Your Voice: Speaking Up in Social Media

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

Nora Turriago ’16 Contributing Writer Last Thursday, the Wurtele Center for Work and Life hosted a panel on the importance of women speaking up in various media outlets. The “Narratives of Speaking Up” panel feaured Rinku Sen, Farai Chideya and Judith Warner, three women experienced in voicing their opinions throughRead More

What Is It We’re So Afraid Of? The Debate over Convocation

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

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor Convocation at Smith College is something no one warned me about, prepared me for or even indicated would be occurring. My first-year introduction to Smith began quite literally with sporting a dress and a pair of heels to JMG with my house, the bulk ofRead More

Basketball Falls to No. 22 Babson 73-52

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

Megan Bowles ’15 Sports Editor The Pioneers’ winning streak ended at eight this Sunday with a 73-52 loss to No. 22 Babson College. After a 24 hour delay in the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo, the final home game of the season was moved to Mount Holyoke College. With theRead More

Hopping Over to Holyoke: Students Find Classes Take Them Beyond Blackboards

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

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor The opportunity to explore and study outside of the classroom is one many students look forward to, but it is not often that the prospect becomes an actuality. Students in ARS 384: Advanced Photo Studies, however, are learning first-hand what it means to view artRead More

If Drones Don’t Make You Nervous, They Should

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

Jamie Samdalh ’15 Contributing Writer It’s been 11 years and we’re still at war. Somehow it’s easy to forget Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Horn of Africa, the Sahara, Pakistan and Yemen – out of sight, out of mind. Conflicts in all these places are ongoing, though they frequently go unmentionedRead More

Food for Thought: A Conversation about Food and Cultural Identity Prompts Collaborative Efforts

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

Danielle McColgan ’14 Contributing Writer Last Tuesday, members of the Smith community had the opportunity to explore the intersections among food, culture and belonging. During a panel entitled “Oh Comfort Food, How I Miss You! The Reality of Cultural Transitions for Women of Color at Smith,” sponsored by the WurteleRead More

Finding Nemo: Students Struggle and Succeed in Snowstorm

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

Emily Council ’16 Assistant Features Editor On Friday morning snowstorm Nemo covered the Smith campus with two feet of snow as temperatures dropped to eight degrees and winds gusted to almost 50 miles an hour.  Dining halls closed early, staff were instructed to stay home and students were advised toRead More

Photo courtesy of Switchboard | The Switchboard team, from left to right, Duncan Sullivan, Remy Schwartz, Keenan Villani-Holland and RJ Saka.

Switchboard Magazine Pioneers New Media

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

  Anya Gruber ’18 Contributing Writer Two Hampshire seniors have recently launched Switchboard Magazine, a new online publication intended to give a voice to college students of the Pioneer Valley. Switchboard Magazine, created by Remy Schwartz and Duncan Sullivan, is designed to be the voice of young people in theRead More

“Collecting Art of Asia” Opens at Smith

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

Zane Razzaq ’15 Assistant Arts Editor Visitors to the Smith College Museum of Art have the opportunity this semester to see the Museum’s new spring exhibit, which focuses on non-Western art. The “Collecting Art of Asia” exhibit, consisting of pieces from Chinese, Japanese, Korean and South and Southeast Asian artists,Read More