Archive for March, 2014

To Be, or Not to Be? Depends on the Translation

Arts March 13, 2014 at 11:56 pm 0 comments

Kyle Kaplan ’15 Arts Editor  Beginning Friday, March 7,and concluding on Sunday, March 9, Shakespeare connoisseurs from all over the world gathered at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. UMass’s first international Shakespeare conference, entitled “International Shakespeare: Translation, Adaptation, and Performance,” invited students from the Five Colleges for three days ofRead More

Women Of, Not For, the World

Women Of, Not For, the World

Opinions March 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ’14 Opinions Editor Smith’s sharp and undeniable turn toward the cold rhetoric of neoliberal “empowerment” rather than traditional feminist “liberation” is nowhere more evident than in our slogan: “Women for the World.” I’ve heard alums get miffed and say “What’s wrong with women for America?” – i.e., howRead More

A Call to Save Women in Rural China from Suicide

Opinions March 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm 0 comments

Jiaying Xu ’17 Contributing Writer It was a cool May night. An ambulance raced past newly planted rice fields and dropped Fang at the emergency room. Disheveled and semiconscious, Fang exuded the sickly sweet odor of pesticide, her heart unbeating: another desperate rural woman committed suicide. This scenario prevails inRead More

Pioneer Lacrosse Is Optimistic for Upcoming Season

Sports March 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

 Erin Richards ’15 Sports Editor  The Smith College Lacrosse team fell to Western New England College on Saturday, March 9, with a final score of 16–5. The WNE Golden Bears outshot the Pioneers by a margin of 33–24. This gives the Pioneers a record of 0–2 for NEWMAC play. JennyRead More

Basketball Season Comes to a Successful End

Sports March 13, 2014 at 11:51 pm 0 comments

Allie Rooney ’16 Staff Writer This past Sunday March 9, the Smith College basketball team concluded their season as runner ups of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The Pioneers lost 79–76 to Endicott College, who was seeded second in the tournament, while Smith was seeded fourth. Paulina Solis ’15 ledRead More

Dear Savvy Smithie: Establishing Credit

Features March 13, 2014 at 11:49 pm 0 comments

Vivian Li ’14, Susan Brunelle ‘AC Dear Savvy Smithie, I need to start establishing credit in my name. Do you have any suggestions on ways that I can establish or get credit? It is important to start establishing credit before graduation since it will be important moving forward for startingRead More

Students and Alums Reflect on Intercultural Experiences in New Journal

News March 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

Veronica Brown ’17 Contributing Writer The new online journal Global Impressions aims to create a place for both current Smith students and Smith alumnae to share short, nonfiction essays in which they reflect on “what living in a culturally and linguistically diverse world means today.” The journal will publish twoRead More

Misty Boyce, Back in Action

Arts March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Contributing Writer “Folk-pop singer-songwriter girl” Misty Boyce will perform at Jittery’s Live! this Thursday, March 27, and you won’t want to miss it. Boyce has been on the road singing and playing keys behind Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, but is now preparing to release her newest album.Read More

Martin Antonetti elected President of BSA

News March 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

Jordan Houston ‘16 Contributing Writer On Saturday, March 8, thousands of UMass Amherst students gathered for “Blarney Blowout,” a notorious annual event intended to give students an opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, which occurs during spring break. However, UMass administration was far from approving. Last year’s Blarney Blowout resultedRead More

Smith Presents Feminist Comedy, “Chamber Music”

Arts March 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm 0 comments

Sarah Robbins ’17 Assistant Arts Editor Written by playwright Arthur Kopit in 1962, “Chamber Music” is a one-act play set in a 1938 insane asylum. It centers on eight women in the asylum who all believe themselves to be famous women in history. These women are Susan B. Anthony (AishaRead More