Archive for October, 2013

Athlete of the Week: Bebs Ashworth

Athlete of the Week: Bebs Ashworth

Sports October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sport(s): Volleyball House: Friedman B2 Academic Pursuits: Neuroscience Major Favorite Thing: Her Golden Retriver “Pokey” Favorite Sports Teams: Patriots and Bruins Favorite Car: Light Green Mustang Favorite Place to Study: 3rd floor Neilson…but not in the periodicals Hometown: North Falmouth, Massachusetts Favorite Part of Smith: Her Friends Idol(s): Beyoncé Ashworth was awarded Athlete of the Week due to herRead More

Photo by Kyle Kaplan '15 | “Explaining her quirks often requires showing my friends pictures of her posing in between two go-go boys wearing a leopard dress and a rainbow feathered boa,” says Kyle Kaplan of her mother, pictured above.

Legally Queer: My Wacky Family Weekend

Opinions October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Kyle Kaplan ’15 Arts Editor “She was like Elle Woods,” my mom explained to my girlfriend over Sunday brunch on Family Weekend. “We had to send in a video of her talking because she missed the personal interview stage for students interested in Smith. So, we had this videoRead More

Paying Your Interns: Condé Nast and the Aftermath

Opinions October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ’14 Opinions Editor Condé-Nast, the media conglomerate where countless young publishing aspirants (and a few Smithies, too) have toiled in the summers has recently shut its internship program, according to The New York Times. A lawsuit brought by former interns claimed that the internships did not pay enoughRead More

Photo courtesy of Smith.edu | Students seeking a focused study space wish for longer library hours.

Longer Library Hours Is a Must

Opinions October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Michelle S. Lee ’16 Assistant Opinions Editor Recently I stayed over at a friend’s school in New York City, who unfortunately was taking a midterm the following Thursday. As a result, she ended up spending a lot of time at the library. She informed me that her school’s mainRead More

Lewis Center Hosts Global Salon

News October 31, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor Last Thursday, Oct. 24, the Lewis Global Studies Center; the Government department; the Program for the Study of Women and Gender; and the Five College International Relations Program presented the Global Salon “Human Rights Research and Activism: Reflections on Genocide and Justice and Guatemala”Read More

Keep Calm and Sane During Midterms

Opinions October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ‘14 Opinions Editor The notion of self-care is so thrown around at Smith that it may inspire eye-rolling of our dark, baggy, sleep-deprived eyes. Self-care? Who has time for that? In between classes, homework, work work, org commitments, friends, significant others, family, house commitments and the countless otherRead More

Pioneers Finish Third in Seven Sisters  Cross Country Championship

Pioneers Finish Third in Seven Sisters Cross Country Championship

Sports October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Erin Richards ’14 Sports Editor This past Saturday, Oct. 19, the Seven Sisters Cross Country Championship was held on the Smith College course. The Pioneers finished third overall, just following Vassar in first place and Wellesley in second. Vassar regained the championship title, after finishing second the year before to Wellesley,Read More

Photo by Eliza Montague '15 | The Exhibit Maize myths of an Ancient Grain opened in the Botanic Garden.

It’s A-maize-ing! Botanic Garden Hosts Exhibit About Maize

News October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor On September 16, the exhibit “Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain” opened in the Lyman Plant House in the Botanic Garden. The exhibit explores the origins, history, and developments in the production and genetic understanding of maize, one of the planet’s most importantRead More

Photo by Carmen Pullela '16 | Students celebrate Mountain Day by going apple-picking at Atkins Farm, a local orchard in Amherst.

A Great Big World of 2CELLOS: Concert at Iron Horse Music Hall

Arts October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Becca Damante ’17 Layout Staff Last Tuesday, October 15, I had the pleasure of seeing A Great Big World and 2CELLOS perform at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton. Iron Horse is a small and intimate venue, so luckily, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. TheRead More

She Dwells In Amherst

Arts October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stephanie Kupiec ’15 Contributing Writer  The myth of Amherst, the goddess of American poetry: Emily Dickinson’s legacy lives on in the Emily Dickinson Museum located conveniently in Amherst, right by the Amherst College campus. Smithies, do you realize that the Emily Dickinson Homestead is open for your enjoyment, free ofRead More