Archive for September, 2013

American Exceptionalism and Its Role: Hard Power or Soft?

Opinions September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Assistant Opinions Editor American Exceptionalism. This was the phrase Vladimir Putin referred to in his article to The New York Times a little more than two weeks ago. This letter was a response to President Obama’s speech from earlier that week on America’s response to theRead More

The Start of a Record Breaking Season

The Start of a Record Breaking Season

Sports September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Alyssa Barrett ‘15 Sports Editor Just nine matches into the 2013 season and Smith College Volleyball has already broken records. On Saturday, SCVB astoundingly came back from a 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 over Babson, a power-house in the NEWMACs. Beating Babson has been a goal for many Smith teamsRead More

Athlete of the Week: Rosa Drummond

Athlete of the Week: Rosa Drummond

Sports September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sport(s): Volleyball, Basketball Hometown: Rye, New Hampshire Favorite Food: Anything from Pizza Amore House: Comstock Academic Pursuits: Neuroscience Major, Chemistry Minor Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Place to Study: The Periodical Room Motto to Live By: “Hardwork.Dedication.” Idol(s): Her Parents Favorite Smith Tradition: Otelia Cromwell DayRead More

Reenacting Genocide: The Act of Killing

Arts September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The opening shot of Joshua Oppenheimer’s heart-wrenching documentary The Act of Killing is, simply put, bizarre. The setting, though we know it to be Indonesia, has a paradisiacal quality that is sometimes familiar, but most often disorienting in its surreal treatment of naturalistic beauty.Read More

Photo by Jessica Hodder '14 | A fabulous array of sock puppets from Hodder’s project

Puppets for a Purpose Creativity Sparks Conversation

Arts September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Jessica Hodder ’14 Contributing Writer Kakamega Township Secondary School is located in Kakamega, Kenya. Sponsored by the Salvation Army, it was established in 2005 to help satisfy the area’s educational needs. Today, it educates a total of 385 students each year. This past June, I conducted a puppetry projectRead More

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Visits Smith

News September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor On Tuesday, September 17, distinguished poet Yusef Komunyakaa presented a reading in the Weinstein Auditorium as this year’s kick off event for the Poetry Center’s reading series.  Komunyakaa is the recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award as well as the 1994 Pulitzer PrizeRead More

The Life of Mehru

Arts September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sarah Liggera ’17 Contributing Writer It’s an honest struggle to be a global citizen. Even as bombarded as we are by news stories, music, television shows and movies, depicting the lives of distant people from distant lands is hard; it’s nearly impossible to truly understand what life is really likeRead More

Why Mental Illness Should Be Top Priority in Gun Control Debate

Opinions September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Celia Kokoris ’14 Editor-in-Chief Despite my personal qualms with outspoken liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, one of my favorite documentaries is his 2002 Academy Award winning film, Bowling For Columbine, which thoroughly dissects the 1999 Columbine school shooting while also exploring our nation’s love affair with guns. For those of youRead More

Mid-Autumn Festival Held at Smith

News September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jinglin Huang ’14 Contributing Writer Last Saturday, the Chinese Inter-Regional Student Cultural Organization (CISCO) held their celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The festival, a popular harvest festival celebrated in both China and Vietnam, is typically held during a full moon and celebrated with the consumption of mooncakes, which holdRead More

Brave vs. Roar

Arts September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Layout Staff The moment Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” was released last month, music fans started making comparisons. The song’s upbeat and punchy chords are reminiscent of the ones featured in Sara Bareilles’ hit single “Brave,” which came out four months before “Roar” in April 2013. The issueRead More