Archive for October, 2014

Ludlow High School Ineligible for Playoffs

Sports October 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor 12 games into the season, the Ludlow High School boys’ soccer team received news that absolutely blindsided them. On Oct. 7, Ludlow’s Athletic Director, Tim Brillo, informed head coach Greg Kolodziey that one of his players who had participated in 11 of their first 12Read More

Athlete of the Week: Julia Hamilton ’18

Sports October 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Field Hockey player Julia Hamilton ’18 is our current Athlete of the Week. She scored a goal against Western New England University in the 4-0 win, as well as the game winning assist against Babson College on Oct. 11. The win over Babson College was Smith’s first since 2006. HamiltonRead More

Soccer Celebrates Senior Day

Sports October 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Richards ’15 Associate Editor | Web Editor Smith soccer played their annual senior day game on home turf against Wellesley College on Oct. 25. The team celebrated the two senior members, Jenna Bicierro and Olivia Ruiz, before they both started in the game. Bicierro is team captain and midfielderRead More

Mumia Abu-Jamal and Real Threats to Free Speech

Opinions October 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Contributing Writer  Students at Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Vermont, chose imprisoned former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal to give their commencement speech on October 5, via pre-taped remarks. Abu-Jamal has been in prison since Dec. 9, 1981 when he was sentenced to death for killingRead More

Open Letter to Q&A

Opinions October 30, 2014 at 7:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Anonymous Contributing Writer Dear Q&A, Before now, it was my understanding that Q&A’s mission was exclusively to fight for trans women’s right to apply to Smith: a mission I wholeheartedly support. As such, I have enthusiastically advocated for your proposed policy changes in the past. However, in the wake ofRead More

High Oil Prices Dampen Economies

Opinions October 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Contributing Writer Worldwide industries and economies are currently witnessing a 25% fall in oil prices since their peak in June. This drop, which economists speculate will continue, is heavily affecting countries that depend on oil to generate a large portion of their GDP. This economic reliance, coupledRead More

Hong Kong Leader Supports Screening Candidates

Opinions October 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Jiaying Xu ’17 Contributing Writer Hong Kong’s top leader, Leung Chun-ying, claimed in a report on the electoral system, that if the government met pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer people dominating elections. This is in direct opposition to a key proposal of many Hong Kong pro-democracyRead More

Nationwide Protests in Mexico Over Missing Students

Opinions October 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Contributing Writer Over 50,000 furious Mexicans marched in Mexico City and 50 other Mexican cities to protest against the government’s irresponsiveness to the disappearance of 43 students in September. Mexico’s top prosecutor, Jesus Murillo Karam, said that the mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, and hisRead More

‘Taming of the Shrew’ Made Modern

Arts October 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Wei Wen Sng ’15 Contributing Writer Guest director Portia Krieger’s reimagining of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy “The Taming of The Shrew” is just as bawdy and audacious as one would expect of so controversial a play. Krieger brings the piece into the modern age, and although the characters have swappedRead More

Artist to Watch: Hozier

Arts October 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Batchelder ’17 Assistant Arts Editor Over the past couple of years, “Saturday Night Live” has become a huge resource for promoting new artists. Only a niche audience had heard of Lana Del Rey before her performance on the late night sketch show. Within 24 hours, she was all thatRead More