Archive for October, 2013

Far From Home in Gravity: Movie Review

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

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor  What struck me the most in the beginning of Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s recently released, muchanticipated film, was not so much the majesty of space, or the dazzling 3D effects: it was the silence. So striking is this complete quiet, a bewildering element in aRead More

An Interview with Quick Brown Fox, Five Colleges Literary Magazine

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

Rebecca Raskin ’16 Assistant Features Editor   What is Quick Brown Fox? Emma Binder: Quick Brown Fox is the literary journal of the Five Colleges that hosts events [and] readings and releases a publication once a year. We aim to build a community of writers that connects the colleges andRead More

An Interview With Professor of German Studies Joe McVeigh

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

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor Joe McVeigh, Professor of German Studies and director of the German Studies Junior Year Abroad Program in Hamburg this fall, is making several trips to Vienna to speak on Ingeborg Bachmann, the subject of his most recent book Ingeborg Bachmann Wien 1946-1953 (Ingeborg Bachmann’s Vienna),Read More

News Commentary: Shutdown

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

Sonali Kumar ’14 Contributing Writer For many Americans, the fifteen-day government shutdown had little or no direct impact. Strong opinions abounded, but the failure of Congress to pass a debt ceiling bill was still a distant concept for most people. At first, each party in Congress seemed more interested inRead More

Family Weekend: More About the Parents Less About the Kids

Family Weekend: More About the Parents Less About the Kids

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

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Assistant Opinions Editor It’s here. That time of the year when the proud parents of Smith (some alumnae themselves) drive up to Northampton to celebrate a weekend with their beloved college students, some missing home dearly, others just beginning to establish one on campus. To beRead More

Students for Local 211 Protest for Higher Wages

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

  Jen Calabrese ’17 Contributing Writer On Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Campus Center 204 at 7 p.m., Matt Cook gave a presentation on the recent contract negotiations between the Smith workers’ labor union, Local 211, and Smith College. Cook has a paid position as president of Local 211, which isRead More

Setting the Record: The New Standard at Smith

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

Alyssa Barrett ’15 Sports Editor In the last few weeks, Smith athletes have been dominating on the court, track and field. As the fall regular season comes to an end, three of our very own Smithies have set personal records. Rosa Drummond ’14, Bethany Ashworth ’14 and Allie Stein ’14Read More

Carolyn Brown '16 | The Doll People, directed by Ellen Kaplan, is a musical adapted from a novel written by Smith Alum. Ann M. Martin.

The Doll People: A Review

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

  Carolyn Brown ’16 Assistant Photo Editor The Smith Theatre Department’s first main stage production of the year, The Doll People, directed by Ellen Kaplan and based on the novel by Ann M. Martin ’77, is a charming children’s musical – an atypical play for the Smith theatre, whose recentRead More

Breaking Bad Finale Breaks Up in “Felina”

Opinions October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Jessenia Preciado ’15 Contributing Writer “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it, and I was … really … I was alive.” – Walter White Breaking Bad ended big on AMC on Sunday, Sept, 29, with a television audience of more than 10 million. It was theRead More

Four Must-Dos of Fall Break at Smith

Four Must-Dos of Fall Break at Smith

Opinions October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Natasha Shah ’15J Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again: the trees are starting to change color, crunchy leaves coat the streets, the CC is serving pumpkin spice lattes and fall break is just around the corner. After Mountain Day, fall break is the most anticipated break ofRead More