Archive for March, 2014

Dozens of Students Arrested at UMass Riots, Arrests at UMass during “Blarney Blowout”

Dozens of Students Arrested at UMass Riots, Arrests at UMass during “Blarney Blowout”

News March 13, 2014 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

St Patrick’s Day Event Ends in Riots, Arrests at UMass Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor 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,Read More

International Women’s Day: Are We Inspiring Change or Perpetuating Status Quo?

Opinions March 13, 2014 at 12:16 am 0 comments

Michelle Lee ’16 Assistant Opinions Editor On Saturday, March 8, the world gathered round to celebrate 2014’s International Women’s Day. This United Nations-affiliated title has been part of modern history since 1911, and has since tackled various themes each year, this year’s being “Inspiring Change.” Of course, that motto seemsRead More

Visions of Fatherhood in ‘Like Father, Like Son’

Arts March 13, 2014 at 12:05 am 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ‘16 Assistant Arts Editor Compared to slews of romantic comedies and summer blockbusters, certain films fall into an altogether different category, one which we might call “art.” In such cases, writing a critique seems to fall short, as if language were no longer fully adequate. Similar problems mightRead More

“Gloria” and Getting Older

Arts March 6, 2014 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Assistant Arts Editor Throughout Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s winning film “Gloria” is a single constant sound: that of the eponymous character’s howling laughter, punctuating the story with short bursts of vitality. There are other continuous leitmotifs – the soft meow of a hairless cat, who sneaks intoRead More

Highlights of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Sports March 6, 2014 at 1:12 am 0 comments

Erin Richards ’15 Sports Editor On February 23, the 2014 Sochi Olympics came to an end with the closing ceremony. The United States took home second place in total medal count, with 28 overall comprised of 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze medals. The winner of the most medalsRead More

Pioneers Place Second in NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship

Sports March 6, 2014 at 1:05 am 0 comments

Erin Richards ’15 Sports Editor This past weekend, the Pioneers went head to head in two competitive games in the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship, held for the first time in Ainsworth Gym. Although the weekend ended in a heartbreaking defeat by Springfield College, records were broken and each game wasRead More

Sleep and the Smithie: Snore to Score

Opinions March 6, 2014 at 1:03 am 0 comments

Lucille Ausman ’17 Staff Writer “Sleeping your way to the top” was the motto of last year’s commencement speaker Ariana Huffington. She was talking about literal sleep, as in the eight hours of rest we are supposed to afford ourselves each day, eight hours when we can allow ourselves toRead More

Divest Smith College: Response to President’s Panel on Fossil Fuels & Divestment

Opinions March 6, 2014 at 1:02 am 0 comments

Divest Smith College Student Network On Monday, Feb. 24, concerned members of the Smith community filled the Carroll Room to discuss the relationship between the college’s endowment and the fossil fuel industry. President Kathleen McCartney’s office sponsored the panel discussion in response to the growing movement on campus to divestRead More

The Senior Campaign: Now Is the Time to Start a Tradition of Giving

Opinions March 6, 2014 at 12:59 am 0 comments

Cornelia Beckett ’14 Opinions Editor Give. It’s a four-letter imperative for a four-year privilege, with all the weighted implications of that Smith buzzword. Give. For four years, we’ve given all of our time, intellect, sanity, emotional labor and time, and moreover our tuition, loans, and job earnings. Give. As seniors,Read More

Dr. Georgia Ede: Smith Counseling Service’s New Psychiatrist

Features March 6, 2014 at 12:57 am 0 comments

Anya Gruber ’16 Assistant News Editor This December, Smith’s new college psychiatrist, Dr. Georgia Ede, gave her first talk, “Brain Food: The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Health.” Prior to arriving to Smith this August, Ede practiced for six years at Harvard University Health Services after completing her psychiatry residency atRead More