Archive for February, 2014

Athlete of The Week: Danielle Opatovsky

Sports February 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm 0 comments

Favorite Food: New York deli egg and cheese on a sesame bagel House: Talbot Academic Pursuits: Environmental Science/Philosophy Favorite Movie: “The Life Aquatic” Favorite Color: Turquoise Favorite Place to Study: Woodstar Hometown: Shoreham, NY Sport(s): Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Motto to Live By: Peace, love, running, Ellen. FavoriteRead More

Student Athletes: A Tradition at Smith

Sports February 27, 2014 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

Alyssa Barrett ’15 Sports Editor It’s a known fact that all Smith students have a passion. They love academics and pushing themselves to their fullest potential. However, there are students who push themselves physically as well. This passion for a sport takes time. In turn, it can take a tollRead More

Pioneer Basketball: History in the Making

Sports February 27, 2014 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Allie Rooney ’16 Contributing Writer This past Saturday, Feb. 22, the Smith College basketball team made history, and in more than one way. In their last regular season game against Emerson College, the Pioneers earned a victory and their first ever outright regular season title in program history. In addition,Read More

Protest Against Sochi Figure Skating Results: Not A Matter of Nationalism, But Ethics

Opinions February 27, 2014 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Design Editor A number of controversies have centered on the recent Sochi Winter Olympics. For the last couple of weeks, it had been more or less an entertaining Twitter feed that branched out into our social media sphere – sure, what else is new? What resonatedRead More

Social Media and Technology: A Superficial Symbol of Our Generation

Opinions February 27, 2014 at 11:39 pm 0 comments

Lucille Ausman ’17 Contributing Writer I have thought often of erasing my social media self. Our generation has acquired a strange new gift from social media, which allows us to edit, manipulate, transform and broadcast our lives on a worldwide level. Or at least to the level that people findRead More

English Department: Literary Lunches and Decennial Review

News February 27, 2014 at 11:38 pm 0 comments

Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor The English department will be hosting a number of events this semester, including a continuation of last semester’s Literary Lunches series. Two Literary Lunches have already occurred this semester. The first, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, which featured members of Smith’s Creative Writing Club, includingRead More

Interview with Wurtele Center for Work and Life Director and New Author Jessica Bacal

News February 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm 0 comments

Olivia Goodman ’14 News Editor A new book by Jessica Bacal, the Director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life, called “Mistakes I Made At Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong” will be published this April. It has already been namedRead More

Congressman Jim McGovern Visits Smith College

News February 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Design Editor This past Monday, Feb. 25, Smith Democrats welcomed U.S. Representative of Massachusetts’ 2nd congressional district Jim McGovern, for “Cookies with Your Congressman,” a lecture and Q&A panel at Neilson Browsing Room. McGovern, Democrat, who represents Northampton, amongst sixty-three other districts in Western Massachusetts, becameRead More

Who is Christine Lagarde and Why Should I Care?

News February 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm 0 comments

Veronica Brown ’17 Contributing Writer Following President McCartney’s tweet announcing Christine Lagarde as Smith’s 2014 commencement speaker on February 13th, conversations about “Forbes” magazine’s seventh most powerful woman and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which she directs, have been inescapable around campus. As many students debate the implications of theRead More

Smith College Alum Lynne Francis ’10 Wins Amherst Poetry Contest

News February 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm 0 comments

Sarah Robinson ’17 Contributing Writer Smith College alum Lynne Francis ’10 recently won the Amherst Live Poetry Prize in the 2014 Winter Show for her poem “Pomegranate Tart.” Francis was born in Virginia and came to Smith as an Ada Comstock Scholar in 2006. She interned in the poetry centerRead More