Archive for March, 2015

Maria Koury ’17 Wins ‘Best of Smith’ with Body Image Documentary ‘My Body is Not Yours’

Features March 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Andrea Schmid ’17 Staff Writer Marie Koury ’17’s 12-minute film on body image, “My Body is Not Yours,” began as a class project sharing interviews with five female-bodied people as well as Koury’s own story and recently won “Best of Smith” at the Five College Film Festival. What inspired youRead More

Global Impressions Releases New Issue, Accepting Submissions for Next

News March 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Sable Liggera ’17 Assistant News Editor Smith College’s student-run online journal Global Impressions has just released its spring issue, titled “Up Close / From Far Away.” The journal showcases short, non-fiction , reflective pieces by Smith students and alumnae exploring “intercultural and interlinguistic encounters, experiences, misunderstandings and epiphanies made abroadRead More

Visiting Global Scholar Alfred Babo Spearheads Global Lecture Series

News March 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Kristen de Lancey ’15 Contributing Writer In 2011, facing threats during the civil war launched by a disputed election in 2010 in his home country of the Ivory Coast, Alfred Babo appealed to Scholars at Risk (SAR) to help him and his family. In January 2012, they arrived in Northampton,Read More

The Kahn Institute Explores Proposed Drone Regulations: New Drone Technology Raises Concerns About Personal Property Rights

News March 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor On Feb. 15, the Federal Aircraft Administration proposed a set of new rules for the flight of small unmanned drones. The FAA will open up the proposal to the public for comments until April 15. In order to educate the community about the benefitsRead More

Smith Students Speak With Board of Trustees About Campus Issues

News March 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Katherine Hazen ’18 Staff Writer Board of Trustees members sat down with students to discuss campus issues in an informal setting last Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Neilson Browsing Room. The event, hosted by the Student Government Association Cabinet, consisted of small groups organized by topics.  Each table discussed aRead More

Lacrosse Opens Season Strong With a Win: Victory Against UMass Dartmouth, 7-5

Sports March 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Allie Rooney ’16 Sports Editor The Smith lacrosse team earned a victory in their season opener on Feb. 28 on their home turf. The Pioneers defeated UMass Dartmouth by a margin of 7-5. Many Pioneers contributed to the win, beginning with first year goaltender Sarah Price ’18. Price stopped nineRead More

Grupo Corpo Wows Audiences at UMass Amherst

Arts March 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Gina Mantica ’16 Staff Writer The contemporary Brazilian dance company, Grupo Corpo, performed choreography by Rodrigo Pederneiras on Feb. 24 at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Grupo Corpo’s show was an intriguing and enchanting artistic reflection on human nature. While the two pieces differed drastically, there wasRead More

Artist Talk at Hampshire College: Gordon Hall

Arts March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Stephanie Greene ’15 Contributing Writer On Feb. 18, Gordon Hall, an interdisciplinary Brooklyn artist, gave a talk at the Jerome Center at Hampshire College. Hall graduated from Hampshire in 2005, later receiving an MFA in fiber and material studies at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Hall is currentlyRead More

Interview With Gillian Robespierre, Director of ‘Obvious Child’

Arts March 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor Last month, the Student Events Committee screened “Obvious Child,” a romantic comedy about abortion that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Thanks to Professor Hauser, our ENG 135 class was able to interview the director, Gillian Robespierre, about her experience writing and directingRead More

‘Is She Really a Musician?’

Features March 5, 2015 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Hira Humayun ’17 Assistant Features Editor On Friday Feb. 27, the Wurtele Center for Work and Life held a panel discussion in the Campus Center Carroll Room regarding women and other marginalized groups in media and the struggles they face balancing their identity while trying to remain authentic. Moderated byRead More