Archive for November, 2014

Basketball Tips off New Season

Sports November 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor The basketball team got its season started this past weekend by going one to one and finishing as runner-ups of the 22nd annual Tyler Tip Off hosted by the Pioneers. Endicott College, Rivier College, and Middlebury were the other three teams that participated in theRead More

Pioneers Finish Fall Season

Sports November 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor The Pioneers’ last season has been filled with accomplishments. Smith’s tennis team went 2-6 during their fall season, an improvement from last year. The team’s wins came against NEWMAC opponents Emerson College and Clark University. Kelli Cheung ’17, Jordan Dubin ’15, Margaret Anne Smith ’17,Read More

Jittery’s Brings Jazz and Pop-Punk to Campus

Arts November 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Becca Demante ’17 Staff Writer Run by the Student Events Committee, Jittery’s Live! is a concert series that happens every other Thursday night in the CC TV Lounge at 9 p.m. This semester, the series has seen a slew of talent, including pop pianist Rachel Platten, local indie band LuxRead More

‘The Punk Singer’: Is Punk Dead?

Arts November 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Batchelder ’17 Assistant Arts Editor The 90s never really died. On Nov. 11, a near-packed Graham Hall looked like time had been turned back 15 or 20 years. Everyone was out to see a screening of “The Punk Singer,” a documentary by Siri Anderson about Riot Grrrl icon KathleenRead More

Decreasing Ebola Media Coverage: Relief or Apathy?

Opinions November 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Contributing Writer After Dr. Craig Spencer was announced to be Ebola-free and released from the New York City hospital, there has been a noticeably sharp decline in Ebola coverage. Media has shifted its attention away from Ebola to highlight other domestic and foreign policy issues. GoogleRead More

Midterm Elections and Political Polarization

Opinions November 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Mohona Chowdhury ’17 Contributing Writer The midterm election on Nov. 4 was tragic – but not because of the outcome. The Republican Party won in a landslide and took control of Congress. Even though the GOP “won” the elections, there was no true winner. The elections were a representation ofRead More

Letter to the Editor: Trigger Happy Censors at Smith?

Opinions November 20, 2014 at 7:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Chris Pyle Mount Holyoke Professor  Thanks to The Sophian for publishing a transcript of what Wendy Kaminer actually said in New York.  Now it is perfectly clear she is not a racist, but used the “n-word,” unexpurgated, to make a point about those caring souls who, in their effort toRead More

Meatless Mondays Help Humans As Well As Animals

Opinions November 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Alex Gross ’17 Contributing Writer As a vegan, one thing I have noticed around as well as outside of Smith is that people seem to think that caring about animal welfare means not caring about people. It is widely believed that thinking animals deserve the same rights as humans devalueRead More

President of Lincoln University Needs to Be Fired

Opinions November 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Staff Writer “We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did? They went toRead More

Reens Gone Wild: A Capella Jam

Features November 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Mia Council ’16 Features Editor “I don’t know what this is, but you got me good,” belted Audrey Govea ’17, scaring a nearby dog and bringing the audience to thunderous applause with her rendition of Duffy’s “Mercy” at the Smithereens fall jam, “Reens Gone Wild,” in Helen Hills Hills ChapelRead More