Archive for April, 2015

Album Review: ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Arts April 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Phoebe Flynn ’18 Contributing Writer “To Pimp a Butterfly” is not background music. The album is a trip through Kendrick Lamar’s inner psyche, through both his highest peaks of success and his darkest moments of despair. On previous records, Lamar preached the universal experience of the young black male livingRead More

The Stephen Petronio Company Delivers a Riveting Performance

Arts April 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Gina Mantica ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The Stephen Petronio Company performed at the UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on March 16, and the dance show was truly riveting. Petronio, a Hampshire College graduate, captivated the audience in each part of his show—both “Big Daddy” and “Locomotor/Non Locomotor” were enrapturingRead More

Questioning Racism at Senior Art Exhibition ‘Social Bodies’

Arts April 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer This year’s senior art exhibition “Social Bodies” showcased six seniors’ bodies of work that aimed to follow their own respective themes of choice through photography, video and several other visual mediums as part of the senior exhibition workshop seminar for studio art majors. Under theRead More

A Smithie’s Response to the SGA’s Autism Awareness Email

Opinions April 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Ellie Macqueen ’18 Contributing Writer On April 9, the Student Government Association (SGA) sent out an email regarding autism acceptance month, bringing attention to the importance of supporting autistic students at Smith. The idea behind supporting these students is essential, and the email reinforces the point that neurodiversity is realRead More

Where is a Woman’s Place? On U.S. Paper Currency, of Course

Opinions April 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor The paper currency of the United States is essential to the economic well-being of the country. However, this currency also has an easily overlooked significance: showcasing the important men who once presided over the U.S. government.  The faces staring back at us from our billsRead More

Summer Stressing or Summer Leisure?

Opinions April 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Citlally Delgado ’16 Contributing Writer Let’s face it: as early as the fall semester at Smith College, we start to feel the pressure of finding something to do during the summer. Will we be interning, traveling, working or relaxing? We hope to do it all, but, in reality, we willRead More

Body Positive or Skinny-Shaming?

Opinions April 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Ayaki Kimura ’17 Assistant Opinions Editor What type of woman does the word “sexy” connote? The conventional image is of a thin woman but with an hourglass body shape. Media portrayals have perpetuated the damaging idea that a woman must be skinny in order to be attractive and that aRead More

Novelist Meg Wolitzer Discusses Her Writing Process

Features April 23, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Carolyn Polis ’18 Contributing  Writer Novelist and previous Smith student Meg Wolitzer began her discussion April 16 by reading a passage from one of her novels, “The Wife,” which takes place at Smith College during the 1950s and mentions Seelye Hall and Neilson Library. The narrative has a reflective, humorousRead More

Saloma Furlong ’AC07 Reflects on Amish Upbringing and Smith Experience

Features April 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Associate Editor As a young woman, Saloma Furlong ’AC07 left her Amish community and braved a new future for herself. After raising two sons with her husband, she returned to her education through Smith’s Ada Comstock program. She published two books telling her story, “Why I LeftRead More

Former State Department Diplomat William L. Brooks Speaks at Smith

Features April 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor William L. Brooks delivered a lecture titled “The Policy Agenda of Prime Minister Abe and the U.S.-Japan Relationship” on April 16, focusing primarily on the comeback of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The lecture began at 7 p.m. with a hall full of students asRead More