Archive for April, 2013

Obama’s Budget Dilemma: How the New Proposal is a Sad Indicator of the Current Political Climate

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

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor-at-Large In a move that has drawn ire and censure from both the left and right, Obama’s attempts to pander to the center have left his proposed budget proposal for the upcoming year a sore subject for his own party. Changes to Medicare and Social SecurityRead More

Professor N.C. Christopher Couch: “Jews and Comics”

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

Zane Razzaq ’15 Arts Editor   On April 18, Professor N.C. Christopher Couch, a professor in the Comparative Literature department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, gave a lecture titled “Jews and Comics” on the history of comics and its relationship with Jewish artists. The lecture, sponsored by Smith Hillel, madeRead More

Interview with Afreen Gandhi

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

Jackie Leahy ’14 Associate Editor   Afreen Gandhi ’15 urges you to come to the Directing I showcase of ten-minute plays.   Are the plays all different? Yes, there are eleven different ten minute plays.   Are the actors all Smithies? Yes, all the actors are Smithies, though we evenRead More

Beyond Losing and Regaining Faith in Humanity

Opinions April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ’14 Contributing Writer Just open your Facebook newsfeed, like you do multiple times a day. Or refresh Buzzfeed. Or Upworthy. Or Reddit. Whether an impassioned status or a photoset of kittens, an angry forum post or a video of Good Samaritans, these invariably have the caption: “Events likeRead More

Letter to the Editor

Opinions April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

As a graduating Smithie, I have felt honored to be a part of this community for the past four years. For the most part, my experiences here have been valuable and, often, life-changing. Therefore, when I was asked for some commentary on a recent struggle my house, where I haveRead More

Focusing on Faith Diversity at Smith

News April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor April 7 marked the kick-off of Spirituality and Inter-faith Awareness Week: Exploring the Intersection of Ideas, Practices, and Beliefs, sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. The week included four special events: Beyond Belief: Unusual Spiritual Journeys; “I Celebrate Both”: Balancing Religious HeritageRead More

“Smitherqueens, a Jamboree,” a review

Arts April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Zane Razzaq ’15 Arts Editor Last Friday, there were plenty of events for the Smith students who were trying to take advantage of the time before finals, from the Queerceanera party put on by Nosotros and the Peer Sexuality Educators to the Jordan House party. Among the events was anRead More

WORD! Festival Tackles Issues of Race

News April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tziona Breitbart ’16 Assistant News Editor Last Thursday, April 11, the Five College Multicultural Theater hosted the WORD! Festival. The festival consisted of original staged student readings from all of the five colleges, with 10-minute productions focusing on issues of race and diversity. WORD! Festival was based off of playwrightRead More

Hanami Festival Reminds Smithies that Spring is Upon Us

News April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hannah Carlson ’15 Contributing Writer The Sazanami Japanese Culture Club hosted the Hanami Flower Viewing Festival on Sunday, April 14. “Hanami,” Japanese for “flower viewing,” is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers – typically cherry blossoms or plum blossoms – during the one to two weeksRead More

Photo by Michelle S. Lee '16 | News anchor Anderson Cooper spoke on a variety of topics ranging from his career to his personal life.

Anderson Cooper’s 360 Degree Look at World Events

News April 18, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Michelle S. Lee ’16 Photo Editor On April 14, CNN anchor, author and acclaimed journalist Anderson Cooper graced the stage of John M. Greene Hall as the first guest lecturer in a series of proposed annual lectures by the Student Events Committee. The lecture was greeted with overwhelming adulationRead More