Archive for March, 2013

Re-Visioning through Construction: Smithies in Design

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

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor This past Thursday the Smith Architecture Program celebrated the work of senior architecture majors by displaying their work in the Janotta Gallery in Hillyer. “Hopefully the show will provoke thinking about how we as people inhabit space,” said Professor James Middlebrook, who directs and instructsRead More

Looking Hate Speech in the Eyes

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

Erin McDaniel ’15 Assistant Opinions Editor In recent weeks, one of our neighbors in the world of proudly progressive liberal arts schools – Oberlin College – has been deeply enmeshed in a scandal involving racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti around its Ohio campus. As part of its response to theRead More

Captain’s Corner: Caitlin Hunter

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

Sport: Equestrian House: Friedmans Major: Biochemistry How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding for almost 12 years, and started competing about 9 years ago. What is the hardest aspect of riding? The ground! Just kidding. The hardest part of riding is being able to communicate with something thatRead More

Writer-in-Residence Russ Rymer Gives Talk about Latest Book

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

Anya Gruber ’16 Contributing Writer On Monday, March 4 in the Neilson Browsing Room, Smith’s current Joan Leiman Jacobson Nonfiction Writer-in-Residence Russ Rymer gave a talk about his latest book, Out of Pernambuco: A Story of Murder, Slavery, Extinction, and the Modern Violin Bow, which explores the relationship between rareRead More

Spotlight: Iraqi Artist Ayad Alkadhi

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

Zane Razzaq ’15 Assistant Arts Editor If the reaction to the Smith College Museum of Art exhibition “Collecting Art from Asia” is any indication, Smith students feel positively about the museum’s continued commitment to non-Western art. With March 20 marking the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war,Read More

Athlete’s Block: Basketball

Sports March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The Pioneers made Smith basketball history this season when they earned a place in the NCAA Division III Championships for the very first time. Undaunted by this feat, the Pioneers continued to set records this season by marking their NCAA debut with an amazing 80-58 victory over No. 8 UniversityRead More

Majora Carter comes to Smith for Environmental Equality Teach-In

News March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stefanie Cervantes ’13 Contributing Writer  Last Saturday the Sustainability Representatives, with the help of several offices and organizations on campus, hosted the Environmental Equality Teach-In, featuring speakers from Smith, Amherst College and Keynote Speaker Majora Carter. The talks’ topics ranged from sustainable conservation projects in Bolivia to urban revitalization inRead More

A Little Money On the Side: The Benefits (and Drawbacks) To Taking Your Labor Outside Smith

Features March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor  The restrictions placed on work-study, the need for extra cash, an opportunity to get off campus — these are only a few of the reasons Smith students frequently explore the possibility of taking a job, and sometimes an internship, off campus in lieu of orRead More

IQA Ruling to Prevent Smith Quidditch from Playing

News March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Assistant News Editor  The Smith quidditch team may be participating in its last season along with other single-sex colleges. As of July 1, 2013, Smith quidditch will no longer be allowed to compete in their league due to a new Intercollegiate Quidditch Association (IQA) ruling. The IQARead More

On the Return of VAWA: A Bad Sign for Republicans

Opinions March 7, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor In a move that dealt a heavy blow to House Republicans, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), long considered to be a bipartisan topic and favored on both sides, has now been passed with its extension included. Initially rejected in January in what has beenRead More