Archive for April, 2013

Earth Week 2013 Offers Array of “Green Activities”

News April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor The week of April 15 was the annual Smith Earth Week, which included various events both on and off campus intended to highlight the importance of being environmentally responsible at Smith and within the larger community. Earth Week was hosted by the SGA Committee onRead More

Interview with Nevline Nnaji, Director/Creator of Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights

Arts April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jackie Leahy ’14 Associate Editor Nevline Nnaji is the director/producer of the film, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights, which premiered in the Smith Conference Center Wednesday night at 7 p.m.   JL: Tell me about your project. What attracted you to this subject? NN: Well, my film isRead More

Visions of Justice: Whipping Girl Author Julia Serano Considers How We Regard Gender Non-Conformity

Arts April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor Tonight, at 7:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, scholar Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, will give a lecture entitled “On Gender Entitlement and Perception.” Transcending Gender, an advocacy group for gender-nonconforming students and their alliesRead More

Ada Scholars Share Diverse Stories at The Ada Monologues

News April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor On April 13 and 19, Ada Comstock Scholars came together in Graham Hall for the second year in a row for “The Ada Monologues,” an event where 11 Ada scholars performed their written stories about their unique journeys that led them to Smith. The eventRead More

Letter to the Editor

Opinions April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, April 13 I returned to campus for a symposium and eagerly went to the Grecourt Bookshop to purchase Smith swag. I was shocked and extremely disappointed to see T-shirts with the slogan “Smith College – where no man has gone before” prominently displayed near the cash registers. Like countlessRead More

Margaret Thatcher: Iron Lady, Controversial Politician and Feminist Role Model

Opinions April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Natasha Shah ’15 Staff Writer As many of you know, Margaret Thatcher passed away this past week. Her death prompted a series of reflections and reminded the public of what a controversial figure she was. Thatcher was the longest serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century, but though sheRead More

Photo courtesy of Julia Edwards '15 | Julia Edwards ’15 ran the Boston marathon in honor of her late brother.

In the Aftermath of Tragedy: A Sophomore Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

News April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor-at-Large On Monday, April 15, Julia Edwards ’15 began her run for the annual Boston Marathon, often attended by travelers far and wide. Running in honor of her late brother, Edwards had spent the time leading up to the marathon fundraising and training, and hadRead More

Photo by Tziona Breitbart '16 | The Smith Israel Alliance held the annual Israel Peace Week this past week which included many events.

Israel Peace Week Began on Israel’s 65th Birthday

News April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Photo Editor This past week the Smith Israel Alliance held the annual Israel Peace Week.  Israel Peace Week included various events that celebrate Israel in many ways.  Whether you follow the news about Israel or know very little about Israel, everyone at Smith was able to learnRead More

Looking Outside and In: Patricia Williams Closes Her Time At Smith with Poignant Talk On Race

Features April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anne Berman ’15 Contributing Writer In a 2003 study of students who attended Berkeley, sociologist Troy Duster found that white students tended to view race as an individual experience, often citing personal anecdotes, like “I have a best friend who is black!”  in order to suggest that racism was notRead More

Profile: Doris Juarez Considers Coming to Smith

Features April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Mia Council ’16 Features Editor On the evening of April 19, students watched Weaving Voices, an event featuring the stories of 21 seniors of color. Mostly presented as spoken-word poetry, the seniors’ words expressed the pain, anger and disappointment too often associated with being a person of color at Smith.Read More