Archive for March, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Queer Privilege at Smith (or, Upon Leaving the Bubble)

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

Jamie Marie Estrada Letter to the Editor When I was a junior and senior at Smith, I was blessed to have an adviser who pushed me to take classes in the Study of Women and Gender department. She saw beyond my excuse – “I go to an all-women’s college, IRead More

A Second Look at the MADman: The Work of Scott Bricher

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

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor  Considering his 15 year association with Mad magazine and his consequent membership in the magazine’s “Usual Gang Of Idiots,” it can be hard to believe Scott Bricher is a serious artist – one whose work would be displayed at Smith College’s Brown Fine Arts CenterRead More

Do We Still Need a Voting Rights Act?

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

Natasha Shah ’15 Staff Writer  In 1965, after a contentious debate, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which essentially outlawed discriminatory practices pertaining to voting. The Act followed in the wake of the 1964 Presidential Election during which it was dangerous, and in some cases even impossible, for African AmericansRead More

Film Review: Goberen in Absurdistan

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Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Contributing Writer  While watching Geboren in Absurdistan last Thursday night as part of the spring 2013 German Film Series held at Amherst College, I thought of something my favorite film critic, Richard Brody, once wrote: “There’s no pleasure in not liking a movie, and even less pleasure inRead More

Convocation, Representation, and the Future: What Tradition Means to You

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

Jocelyn Proietti ’16 Contributing Writer Last Wednesday, students and SGA representatives gathered together in the Campus Center to conduct a series of discussions about Convocation, the traditions surrounding it and what it means to be an inclusionary campus. Coming out of the conversation, it appeared that many had a lotRead More

Keep it Classy, Smith

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

Veronica Hernandez ’13 News Editor Last week, Smith College professor Kate Queeney published an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing working and poverty class students at Smith. I knew from the title, “Making Good on Our Commitment to Needy Students,” that I wasn’t going to like what sheRead More

Celebrando Nuestro Legado: Inaugural Seven Sisters Latin@ Conference Recognizes the Latin@ Experience

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

Danielle McColgan ’14 Contributing Writer  “We are sorry but you are not an Ivy League student; hence, you cannot attend the conference.” When Yenisleidy Simon AC ’13 received this email in response to an inquiry she sent to the organizer of the sixth Annual Latino Ivy League Conference, she wasRead More

Smith Glee Club to Perform Carmina Burana with Virginia Glee Club

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Zane Razzaq ’15 Assistant Arts Editor  On March 9, Smith College’s and the University of Virgina’s glee clubs and the Smith College Chorus will present a large musical composition of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The show, “Sex, Booze, and Classical Music,” will be conducted by Jonathan Hirsh, who is aRead More