Archive for October, 2014

Excitement Builds for Upcoming MLB Face-off

Sports October 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sport Editor This postseason, Major League Baseball has definitely given fans across the country something to watch, and this excitement will only heighten as the final games are soon to be played. With only two teams remaining who will vie for the World Series title, baseball fansRead More

Different Bodies, Different Problems: Knee Injuries in Athletics

Sports October 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Alanna Lynch ’17 Contributing Writer  Our current era is a growing time in women’s sports with help from the media’s booming interest in women’s athletics at the national and collegiate level. Correspondingly, it has caused the number of young women participating in sports at an early age to grow exponentially,Read More

WOZQ Back on Air for Fall

Arts October 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Batchelder ’17 Assistant Arts Editor Today, it’s a given for a college campus to have a student-run radio station. In fact, over the last couple of decades, interest in public radio has risen substantially as stations like NPR continue to produce creative content and as politicians call into questionRead More

‘Not that Kind of Girl’: Lena Dunham’s Book Approaches Sex Honestly

Arts October 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Nicole Wong ’17 Arts Editor Lena Dunham’s new book “Not That Kind of Girl” is hilarious, quirky and raw. Lena Dunham, famed Oberlin graduate and creator, executive producer, writer and director of TV show “Girls,” which Dunham has called “the voice of our generation,” writes a collection of short storiesRead More

Fashion and Mummies: Styles of the Ancient World

Arts October 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Anya Grubber ’17 News Editor  Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s talk last week, “The Mummies Speak: Why We Dress the Way We Do,” was as captivating as its attention-grabbing title.  Barber, who has written a number of books, including “The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance” which wasRead More

‘American Horror Story’ Clown Terrifies

Opinions October 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Kyle Kaplan ’15 Editor-in-Chief  On Oct. 13, I officially became afraid of clowns. The fourth installment of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s hit anthology series “American Horror Story” has received mixed reviews, ranging from fans ecstatic over Jessica Lange’s rendition of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” to accusations of theRead More

Silencing the Voice of the People: Voter ID Laws in Arkansas

Opinions October 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Mohona Chowdhury ’17 Contributing Writer  On Oct. 15, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a proposed state law that would require voters to show federal ID before casting a vote. The move came after the state’s highest court ruled that the new law goes beyond the voting requirements set forthRead More

Divest Smith Writes Open Letter to President McCartney

Opinions October 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Gabbi Zutrau ’16 Contributing Writer On Sept. 8, an email titled “Fossil fuels update” was sent to the students, faculty, and staff of Smith College from the Office of the President. The email informed the Smith community that the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees had voted unanimously toRead More

Yes, Your Mom Can Make You Delete That From Facebook

Opinions October 23, 2014 at 8:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Ella Genasci Smith ’15 Opinions Editor On Oct. 10, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that parents of minors may be held liable for the content their children post on Facebook. This ruling emerged from a case involving a boy who created a fake Facebook account, targeting and defaming aRead More

College Discriminates Against Nigerian Students

Opinions October 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Contributing Writer  Navarro College, a two-year college in Texas, recently rejected admission to several Nigerian applicants, explaining, “Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.” However, Nigeria is not considered a country of widespread transmission. According to the Center of DiseaseRead More