Archive for November, 2013

Smith Artist(s) of the Month: Part Two

Arts November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Kyle Kaplan ’15 Arts Editor This year, the HSECs of Haven-Wesley, Stephanie Kupiec ’15, Cecely Ogren ’16, and Alex Lopez ’15, put on a haunted house that attracted over 200 hundred people and reinstated a house tradition. Here’s what they had to say about its creation, and what they’re planningRead More

Photo by Carmen Pullella '16 | Carmen Pullella ‘16, Isabel Benincasa Reade ‘17, Yolandi Cruz ‘16 (coach), Elena Karlsen-Ayala ‘16, and Marney Rathbun ‘16

Spitfire Launches into Success

Arts November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sarah Robbins ’17 Contributing Writer Yolandi Cruz ‘16, Catie Cain ‘16, Marney Rathbun ‘16, and Anna Beatty ‘16 all have something in common. Not only are they all sophomores, but they have also launched Spitfire, Smith College’s first official slam poetry club. The only student-run organization comparable to this isRead More

Black Friday: Embrace Your Inner Consumer

Opinions November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Assistant Opinions Editor For all of the fellow shopping-obsessed Smithies out there, we all know the greatest day of the year is coming up – not Thanksgiving, but the day after: Black Friday (and I guess Cyber Monday). If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already mentallyRead More

Photo by Michelle S. Lee '16 | Hrayr Tamzarian, Smith College Dean of International Students, announced that he will retire on January 9, 2014.

Dean of International Students Announces Retirement

News November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ‘14 News Editor Dean of International Students, Hrayr Tamzarian, has announced that he will retire on January 9, 2014 after 32 years at Smith.  Born in Aleppo, Syria, Tamzarian grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and later lived in Kuwait before immigrating to the U.S. with his family, whereRead More

Photo courtesy of SmithPioneers.com

Athlete of the Week: Rosa Drummond

Sports November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sport(s): Basketball and Volleyball Hometown: Rye, NH House: Comstock Motto to Live by: There’s no traffic on the extra mile. Idol(s): Coach Hersey Favorite Smith Tradition: Tyler Tipoff Drummond, a senior co-captain on the Volleyball team, is awarded Athlete of the Week for the third time this season due toRead More

Global Studies Center Salon Honors Edna Machirori

News November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Fuchsia Spring ’15 Staff Writer Edna Machirori, 2013 recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, was the special guest at the Global Salon “Writing on the Margins” put on by the Lewis Global Studies Center last Friday.  The first black woman newspaper editor in Zimbabwe and one of fewRead More

Kill Your Darlings Movie Review

Arts November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor You might have to suppress some giggling in the beginning of Kill Your Darlings, John Krokidas’s new film on the emergence of the Beat generation of poets. Daniel Radcliffe, our favorite wizard, stars as a young Allen Ginsberg (before his cause célèbre days) as aRead More

A Book Review of The Boy Kings

Opinions November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ‘14 Opinions Editor In my last article, I excoriated Sheryl Sandberg for being a vapid, out-of-touch twit and Mark Zuckerberg as a man-child. And this is the portrait I got from the official PR. The unofficial, far juicier and more literary version is The Boy Kings, Katherine Losse’sRead More

Kahn Institute Holds Talk About Photography

News November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor Marvin Heiferman came to Smith last Wednesday, November 13 to give a talk entitled “Why We Look and What We See,” about the power of photography in society in the Carrol Room at 5pm. Heiferman is the author of the book “Photography Changes Everything,”Read More

Twilight Zone

Arts November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stephanie Kupiec ’17 Contributing Writer Winter is drawing near. A cold, eerie mist shrouds the campus, and black puddles glaze the blacktop roads, illuminated by the occasional streetlamp. The chill keeps you indoors and the midnight winds howl as winter’s storms rumble overhead. There is no escaping the frozen stillnessRead More