Archive for September, 2014

Field Hockey Team Suffers Loss in Double Overtime

Sports September 25, 2014 at 10:57 pm Comments are Disabled

ALLIE ROONEY ‘16 SPORTS EDITOR Saturday, Sept. 20, the field hockey team suffered a 2-1 double overtime loss against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It was the conference opener for the Pioneers, according to the Smith Pioneers website. Senior defender Rebecca Meagher scored six minutes into the game off an assist fromRead More

Athlete of The Week : Mei-Li Smith ’16

Sports September 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Captain of the volleyball team and this week’s athlete of the week Mei-Li Smith ’16 played in Smith’s back-to-back triple-doubles in the Pioneers victories over Lasell College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In the win over Lasell, she earned 14 kills, 11 assists and 17 digs. She then addedRead More

Volleyball Begins Conference Play, Victorious Over Clark

Sports September 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm Comments are Disabled

ALLIE ROONEY ‘16 SPORTS EDITOR The Smith College volleyball team began NEWMAC play on Tuesday Sept. 16 against Clark University. The Pioneers traveled to Worcester and were victorious by a 3-1 margin over the Cougars, according to the Smith Pioneers website. Smith won the first set, 25-18, then lost theRead More

Surviving Sophmore Slump

Opinions September 25, 2014 at 10:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Citlally Delgado ‘16 Contributing Writer We are in the Big Leagues now. Let’s face it Smithies, we are no longer riding the pleasure plateau we felt first year.  The happiness and giggles we had when we first arrived at Smith have been replaced with a never ending “ugh” feeling. IRead More

China’s Encroachment on Hong Kong’s Civil Freedoms

Opinions September 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm Comments are Disabled

ELLA GENASCI SMITH ‘15 opinions editor China’s decision to rule against open elections in Hong Kong, despite months of pro-democracy protests, was far from unexpected. On August 31, China’s National People’s Congress announced that in the Special Administrative Region’s 2017 election, candidates for chief executive must first be approved byRead More

College Presidents Should Support Palestinian Academic Freedom

Opinions September 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm Comments are Disabled

ZANE RAZZAQ ‘15 Contributing Writer Last week, on Sept.14, half a million children in the Gaza Strip returned to school. The first day of school for Palestinian children had originally been scheduled for Aug. 25, but was delayed for two weeks because of Israel’s seven-week military operation, dubbed “Operation ProtectiveRead More

AAV and Code Switching

Opinions September 25, 2014 at 10:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ‘15 contributing writer It’s common for people of color to be accused of sounding white for using Standard English. These comments may make the individual feel momentarily superior, but ultimately these “compliments” lead to low self-esteem and racial self-loathing. This article is partially inspired by a recent articleRead More

Netflix Explores Depression with New Original Series ‘BoJack Horseman’

Arts September 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ‘17 Assistant news editor On August 22, Netflix released its newest original series, “BoJack Horseman.” The animated show takes place in a world where anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans. The title character, a horse voiced by Will Arnett, starred in a “Full House”-esque sitcom in the 90s, butRead More

New Additions to Campus Include a Ramp at Seelye, New Health Services Building

News September 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Anya Gruber ’16 News Editor  The front of Seelye Hall was renovated over the summer, and now includes a ramp as well as steps and long benches to replace the two small benches that used to be there. The Office of Disability Services was very involved with the construction ofRead More

Smith College Museum of Art Revamped

Arts September 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Nicole Wong ‘17 Arts Editor The second and third floors of the Museum of Art have recently been revamped and reopened to the public on Sept. 12. The galleries were redesigned and reinstalled, with walls freshly painted warm regal colors on the second and soothing pastels on the third, sprucedRead More