Archive for February, 2015

Smith College Medal Awarded to Four Alumnae: Rally Day Recap

News February 26, 2015 at 11:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Katherine Hazen ’18 Staff Writer  Four distinguished alumnae received their Smith Medals on Rally Day on Wednesday, Feb. 18.  The Smith Medal was established by college trustees in 1962 to honor alumnae who represent the “true purpose of a liberal arts education,” in their personal and professional lives, according toRead More

Juliet V. Garcia to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address

News February 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor  The class of 2015 perched on the edge of their seats at the Feb. 18 Rally Day ceremony as they waited for President McCartney to announce this year’s commencement speaker. After announcing the honorary degree recipients, President McCartney finally revealed that Juliet V. GarciaRead More

Juliet V. Garcia to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address

News February 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor  The class of 2015 perched on the edge of their seats at the Feb. 18 Rally Day ceremony as they waited for President McCartney to announce this year’s commencement speaker. After announcing the honorary degree recipients, President McCartney finally revealed that Juliet V. GarciaRead More

Basketball Ends on High Point

Sports February 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor The Smith basketball team ended their season this past Saturday, Feb. 21 on a three-game winning streak. They were able to put away NEWMAC opponent Clark University by a 68-44 margin on Monday, and pulled off a win on senior day against Worcester Polytechnic Institute.Read More

Five College Faculty Dance Concert: Diversity in Dance

Arts February 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Gina Mantica ’16 Contributing Writer The Five College Dance Department Faculty Concert in Theatre 14 on Feb. 19 was a sundry collection of six distinct pieces, each with its own characteristic style and theme. Due to the unique nature of each piece, it is difficult to comment on the concertRead More

Night at Your Museum: Fairy Lights, Cocktail Attire & Impressionism

Arts February 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Erin Batchelder ’17 Assistant Arts Editor On Friday, Feb. 20, the lobby of the Brown Fine Arts Center was packed with Smith students, who were all in attendance for the Night at Your Museum. The open atrium was draped with fairy lights and lined with gold and silver paper installationsRead More

Are We Tolerating Intolerance? In Defense of Bill Maher, a Known “Islamophobe”

Opinions February 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Alex Gross ’17 Contributing Writer If I were to tell you that 32 percent of Israelis supported the slaughter of Palestinian families including children, you would be outraged. Well, that’s not the case, but that number does represent the proportion of Palestinians who support the slaughter of Israelis. That’s notRead More

Social Conservatives and the Rise of Political Misdirection

Opinions February 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Assistant Opinions Editor The current governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, is now considering a 2016 run for the presidency. His neoliberal policies of union busting and privatization have crippled Wisconsin’s economy. The Republicans’ vision for what constitutes good government continues to fail, yet the party continues toRead More

Project Coach: Connection, Content, and Mentoring

Opinions February 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Jordan Dubin ’15 Contributing Writer Project Coach was co-founded by Sam Intrator and Don Siegel in 2004. Its mission is to bridge the economic, educational and social gaps faced by Springfield youth. Project Coach helps over 100 students today. Project Coach’s head academic coaches have various reasons for getting involvedRead More

Sex. Period.

Features February 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Aphrodykie here with the new Sophian sex column. Every week I will entertain your carnal queries, review a product or give 100% unsolicited advice. I will take questions from folks who are straight, queer, of any physical ability, of any race or class, from anywhere across the gender spectrum. EmailRead More