Archive for December, 2014

Tweet Tweet: Keep Up With Happenings in World of Sports

Sports December 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor  The sports world has greatly benefited from the rise of Twitter. It allows for people to follow games and matches and receive almost instantaneous news about sporting events, instead of waiting for articles to be posted several hours later. In addition, fans can follow theirRead More

Reducto ad Absurdum and Fear of Black Bodies

Opinions December 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Staff Writer  Recently a student from rural New England came into one of my classes and started telling me, and another woman of color, about a racist family member who made several uninformed comments about Ferguson. She recognized that their views were overtly racist, but she didn’tRead More

Newspaper Has Right Print Transphobic Material

Opinions December 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Greta Stacy ’15 Contributing Writer  The Minnesota State High School League passed a recommendation on Dec. 4 regarding “Transgender Eligibility Appeal Procedure for a Male to Female Student.” The League opens its suggestions by stating that “[i]n accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, the Minnesota StateRead More

Quick Guide to Oscar Season

Arts December 11, 2014 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Batchelder ’17 Assistant Arts Editor  It’s those last few weeks before the Oscars 2015 cut-off when studios release their critically acclaimed films for mainstream audiences. While some films have been finished and ready since last spring, studios hold off on a wide release so that they are freshly rememberedRead More

‘What We Keep’: Interview With Artist Taylor Barrett

Arts December 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Contributing Writer  Taylor Barrett is a senior art major at Smith College. Her honors thesis exhibition “What We Keep” is an exploration of installation art through objects associated with human lives, creating a tinge of nostalgia and piquing our curiosity in lives that have passed before us.Read More

Pitch Please: WOZQ Radio Host Emily Wilson Talks Music

Features December 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Sarah Robbins ’17 Assistant Features Editor    WOZQ is Smith’s radio station and has been running since 1949, making it one of the oldest collegiate stations headed by women. The station runs every day from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. This week I sat down with music major and WOZQRead More

Ekta Hosts Panel Discussion on India’s New Prime Minister

Features December 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Hira Humayun ’17 Contributing Writer  Smith’s South Asian students’ association, Ekta, held a panel discussion on India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nov. 18 and his potential to unify South Asian countries, named. The event began with moderator Professor Pinky Hota introducing the panelists. Speaking at the event wereRead More

Professor Connects Ferguson to Palestine

News December 11, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Zane Razzaq ’15 Contributing Writer  Last week on Dec. 1, Alex Lubin, Professor and Chair of the American studies department at the University of New Mexico, gave a lecture called “A History of Afro-Arab Political Imaginaries: Militarized Policing and Carceral Regimes in the U.S. and Palestine,” revealing the connections betweenRead More