Archive for March, 2015

Piece by Piece: Kelly Clarkson Remains Strong

Arts March 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor Kelly Clarkson’s newest album, Piece by Piece, begins with the upbeat single “Heartbeat Song,” which feels to me like one of those nagging earworms that will never escape my musical conscience. As I listen to the song, I can’t help but fume over the melody’sRead More

Why House of Cards’ Third Season is the Best Yet

Arts March 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor House of Cards returned for its much-anticipated third season on Feb. 27. While Netflix does not release official viewership numbers like traditional television networks do, it is evident that the previous two seasons contributed to the cult of the binge-watching. The first two seasonsRead More

Replete With the Impressions of Digital Life: Review of the New Museum’s Triennial

Arts March 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Stephanie Greene ’15 Contributing Writer The New Museum, located in the heart of Manhattan, has long been an institutional space for international contemporary art. The museum stresses the importance of exhibiting work that is made “in the present” and positions itself as somewhere between a traditional and alternative museum. ItsRead More

White Privilege Gives Banksy Undeserved Attention

Opinions March 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Assistant Opinions Editor Last week, English street artist Banksy created several murals in the Gaza Strip. The artist stenciled a cat on the side of a house that was destroyed by Israeli air strikes. The artist argues that people on the Internet will look at pictures ofRead More

Can You Make Smog Invisible?

Opinions March 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Contributing Writer A new documentary posted online about China’s air pollution has already received 10 billion views in just its first week. The eye-opening educational documentary triggered heated debates and contradictory views from individuals all over the country. It was a headline in many newspapers andRead More

Trigger Warnings: Latest Censorship or End Thereof

Opinions March 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Alex Seymour ’17 Contributing Writer A month ago, if you had asked me what I thought about trigger warnings, I would have rolled my eyes and told you I thought they were just a way for people to get out of things that challenge their worlds and make them uncomfortable.Read More

Sweet Briar College is Smith’s Sister, Too

Opinions March 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Jamie Williams ’15 Contributing Writer On Wednesday, March 4, I sat in front of my computer screen; I was overwhelmed by my midterm workload but numb from the senioritis. I heard a murmur from my nightstand. My sister was calling me. “So I guess you’ve heard the news.” I wasRead More

Should Tibetan Flag Appear in Rhythm Nations?

Opinions March 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Jiaying Xu ’17 Contributing Writer The display of the Tibetan flag on the stage of Rhythm Nations – an annual cultural event hosted by Smith International Student Organization (ISO) that presents international diversity on campus – aroused strong antipathy among a group of Chinese students. Because flags convey not onlyRead More

3, Company or Crowd?

Features March 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Hello friends, Aphrodykie here! As always, I’m available to answer your carnal queries at This one in from one of our readers: What is the smoothest way to initiate a threesome with two other people? How would you approach it differently if they are acquaintances with each other orRead More

ISO Presents: Rhythm Nations

Features March 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Sarah Robbins ’17 Assistant Features Editor Smith College’s International Students Organization put on its annual Rhythm Nations event last Saturday, March 7, representing 24 different countries in Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa. The show included 18 different dance, song and poetry recitation performances. As the event began, John M. GreeneRead More