Archive for March, 2013

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Captain’s Corner: Jordan Dubin

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

Sport: Tennis House: Cushing Major: Education & Child Study When did you start tennis and what got you interested in the sport? I started tennis when I was about five years old. My dad played college tennis and I had a love for the game early on. What is yourRead More

A Bumpy Start to the Season: Smith Lacrosse Loses to Western New England

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

Helen Zhang ’15 Photo Editor Last Saturday, Smith lacrosse opened their season with a game against the Western New England University Golden Bears. Smith began the game with a rough start. Western New England took the lead in the first five minutes with a score of six goals to Smith’sRead More

The New Expanded Violence Against Women Act and What It Means for College Students

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

Joy Chan ’14 Web Editor On Thursday, March 7, President Barack Obama signed a renewed and expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that Vice President Joe Biden sponsored back in 1994. The original VAWA passed as part of the bigger Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement ActRead More

Bulb Show Opening Hints at Spring

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

Olivia Goodman ’14 New Editor On March 1 the annual Spring Bulb Show opened with a lecture by Botanic Garden Director Michael Marcotrigiano, titled “New Trees for the Landscape: From Plant Exploration to Genetic Manipulation.” In conjunction with the bulb show opening, Janan Scott ’13 and Liliana Farrell ’13, studentRead More

Comedian Kelli Dunham Comes to Smith

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

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor On March 28 at 8 p.m. comedian Kelli Dunham will perform stand-up in the Campus Center’s Carroll Room. According to her website, “Kelli’s comedy is gently edgy, but she is not afraid to take her quizzical story-telling style into areas where even slam poetry daresRead More

Violation of Law or Material for Gossip?

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

Shuyao Kong ’13 Staff Writer Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of rape and sexual assault. Compared to the gang rape and the resulting mass protest in India last December, the recent gang rape case in China, which involves a teenage son of well-known Chinese army general Li Shuangjiang, famousRead More

Absinthe to Perfume: Life of an Interdisciplinary Chemist

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

Clarke Knight ’14 Contributing Writer To honor Professor Lâle Burk’s retirement and 50 years in the Smith College chemistry department, the Mortimer Rare Book Room, along with curator Signe Dahlberg-Wright ’14, has put together an exhibition of rare books that unite Burk’s passion for chemistry, art, history and botany. LikeRead More

Secrets & Smoke Signals: Let’s Talk About Drones

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

Evenlyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor The night that Barack Obama won re-election in November of 2012, something much quieter and less noted was occurring across the globe. Drone attacks have been by far the Obama administration’s weapon of choice, to such an extent that more than four times the numberRead More

Smith Online: When College and Computers Collide

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

Mia Council ’16 Assistant Features Editor “I can’t be with a person who can’t talk to me outside of the Internet, romantically or otherwise,” said Jocelyn Proietti ’16, shaking her head definitively. Proietti, in bright blue socks and Doc Martens, was discussing her experience with Smith Confessional, a message boardRead More

Barriers to Higher Education: Undocumented Students and Smith College

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

Kayla Ginsburg ’13 Rachel Klinger ’15 Contributing Writers Every year, 65,000 undocumented youth graduate from high school. Some have been living in the United States since their earliest memory. Some are not even aware of their undocumented status before beginning the college application process. The path to college for undocumentedRead More