Archive for April, 2013

You Deserve Better, Boston: A Love Letter to Strong People, A Hate Letter to the Media, A Solidarity Note to those Being Othered

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

Evelyn Crunden ‘13 Features Editor On Monday, bombs went off in Boston, three people were killed, over 150 were injured, and many of us scrambled for phones, Twitter accounts, Facebook statuses and anything we could grab to obtain information and establish the safety of loved ones. By Saturday we hadRead More

Crit Happens: Finding Art in a World Apart

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

Mia Council ’16 Features Assistant “There are times when I feel really isolated as an artist,” said Elise Parisian ’16, who is midway through an explanation of Crit Happens, a new unofficial art organization which she helped to found. Now its president, Parisian is trying to raise visibility for theRead More

Captain’s Corner: Track and Field

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

Captains: Abigail Mosca ’14 Major: Math; House: Washburn Becca Gordon ’13 Major: Sociology; House: Lamont Kirsten Silfvenius ’13 Majors: Anthropology, Study of Women and Gender; House: Lawrence What is your favorite event of the season? My favorite event is the 10k. -AM Of my events, my favorite is javelin, but IRead More

A Servant of Two Masters Brings Italian Comedy to Smith

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

Camilla Skalski ’15 Contributing Writer Slapstick comedy, sexual puns, outrageous accents and artful masks fill the Commedia dell’arte play A Servant of Two Masters, which is coming to Smith, and features a new translation by visiting director Vernon Hartman. The play, originally written by Carlo Goldoni in 1743, is aRead More

Update from Curriculum Committee

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

Frances Black ’14 Curriculum Committee Member This year, the Curriculum Committee has been working on a number of endeavors, most notably two social justice curricular initiatives. The Committee’s first proposal was to create an inventory of all courses that engage with social justice taught at Smith, followed by a proposalRead More

Lives in a Song: Biddle brings Gilbert and Sullivan Greats to the Stage

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

Jackie Leahy ’14 Arts Editor   Elizabeth Anne Biddle ’13, director, writer, choreographer and co-music director of The Ladies of Gilbert and Sullivan, grew up worlds away from where the British songwriting pair Gilbert and Sullivan lived and worked back in the Victorian age. “Growing up in Hong Kong,” saidRead More

Charm and Humanity in Journalism: Anderson Cooper Pays Smith A Visit

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

Evelyn Crunden ’13 Features Editor-at-large After several weeks of terse ticket sales and anticipation, CNN news anchor and host of Anderson Cooper 360°, Anderson Cooper made an appearance at Smith on April 14, where he partook in a conversation with Dean Jane Stangl on everything from journalism as a fieldRead More

In Conversation with Ruchira Gupta: Steinem Returns to Alma Mater for a Discussion on Human Trafficking

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

Danielle McClogan ’14 Contributing Writer This evening at 7:00 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall, Gloria Steinem ’56 and Ruchira Gupta will give the keynote address to introduce a two-day symposium at Smith entitled, “Trafficking Sex: Politics, Policy, Personhood.” This will mark Steinem’s second trip to Smith this year, asRead More

The NK-SK Affair: A Media Power-Play

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

Michelle Lee ‘16 Photo Editor Assistant Opinions Editor At first, the sensationalism of press over North and South relations by American news agencies took my by surprise. Back home, the “state of crisis”, as it is so commonly labeled here, is a non-issue. My father has flown between Korea andRead More

Photo by Helen Zhang '15 | Winner Melody Setoodehnia ’14 pitches her business proposal for Your Market Match.

Draper Business Plan Competition Comes to Smith

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

Alison Yong ’13 Copy Editor On April 15, students, faculty and staff visited the Alumnae House to peruse the displays of hopeful student entrepreneurs at the first ever Draper Business Plan Competition held at Smith. In one room, five student finalists had already been selected to pitch their businesses laterRead More