Archive for March, 2015

The Cuddle Bug

Features March 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Dearest Readers, Aphrodykie here! As always, I’m available to answer your carnal queries at aphrodykie@gmail.com. Today, I’m writing to urge you to cuddle. Give a hug, hold hands or exchange back massages. Go spoon a friend. Kiss your partner. Unsurprisingly, there’s a good chance it will perk up your mood.Read More

Humans of Smith College: An Interview With the Founder

Features March 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Anya Gruber ’16 News Editor The popular Humans of Smith College Instagram was started in September by an anonymous Smith student. It has since gained over a thousand followers and captures the unique personalities found all over Smith campus. I sat down with the founder to ask a few questionsRead More

Smith Introduces Statistical and Data Sciences Program in Partnership With Mount Holyoke

News March 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Contributing Writer Over the past 18 months, faculty from various departments including mathematics, computer science, psychology, government and economics have been working on developing a program that will enhance the study of these fields for Smith students. So far, Smith has had 11 students graduate with aRead More

Governor Charlie Baker Continues Deval Patrick’s Fight Against Opioid Abuse

News March 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Assistant News Editor Massachusetts has seen a dramatic rise in opioid abuse and overdose in the past decade. Opioids include illegal opiates such as heroin as well as commonly abused prescription drugs including Vicodin and OxyContin. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 978 people inRead More

Boko Haram Associated Suicide Bombing Kills 17

News March 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Sable Liggera ’17 Assistant News Editor At a bus station in Biu, Nigeria on Feb. 26, a suicide bombing resulted in the death of an estimated 17 people. That same day, a second suicide bomber was discovered at the bus station and was beaten to death by the crowd ofRead More

Immigration Workshop

News March 5, 2015 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Andrea Schmid ’16 Staff Writer The Global Studies Center held a workshop on Feb. 24. The second event of the spring 2015 Global Lecture series “Being a Student and Immigrant at Smith College, Adapting to Administrative, Cultural, Religious, and Weather Differences” was facilitated by Professor Giovanna Bellesia of the ItalianRead More

Big Data Influencing Microeconomics and Human Behaviors

Opinions March 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Staff Writer Like every other innovation in the history of human evolution, the rise of technology is a double-edged sword: it assists us in our never-ending strive to boost our productivity and creativity, but at the same time “dehumanizes” human behaviors into a quantified set of numbersRead More

Smith Recognizes Need for Diverse Commencement Speakers

Opinions March 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Citlally Delgado ’16 Contributing Writer As many of us know, Rally Day, an all-college gathering, took place on Feb. 18. The night before the event, a carnival was held for students at the Campus Center. During Rally Day, distinguished alumnae, faculty and staff members were presented with awards. The realRead More

Patricia Arquette and Her Empty Call for Wage Equality

Opinions March 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Oluwa Jones ’15 Assistant Opinions Editor While accepting the award for best supporting actress at last Sunday’s Academy Awards, Patricia Arquette said, “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wageRead More

Letter of Response

Opinions March 5, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Zane Razzaq ’15 Staff Writer In response to the Feb. 26 article “Are We Tolerating Intolerance?” In the article published in the Feb. 26 issue of The Sophian, “Are We Tolerating Intolerance?” Alex Gross ’17 asked, “Why can’t a person raise an issue about Islam without being branded as anRead More