Archive for April, 2015

United States of Body-Shaming

Opinions April 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor This past Friday, Kelly Clarkson was fat-shamed by Fox News host Chris Wallace.  Instead of talking politics, Wallace decided to go off-topic to criticize the previous “American Idol” winner:  “She should stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while.” This isn’t the firstRead More

Plastic Surgery and Tubs of Bleach

Opinions April 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Catherine Etienne ’18 Contributing Writer Magazines, movies, television, commercials, music videos. Cosmo, Vogue, “Wedding Crashers,” “Neighbors,” “Friends,” “Gossip Girl,” GoDaddy, Victoria’s Secret, Kanye West. When everything we see, hear and feel has been in some way influenced by media powers, what does that say about our choices as consumers? WhatRead More

Student Activism: It’s What’s For Dinner

Opinions April 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Lily Carlisle-Reske ’17 Contributing Writer I felt a shock of excitement and curiosity entering the Smith College kitchens. I was expecting to see wooden crates of local produce as featured in the college’s dining service web page. However, I instead found myself staring as five-gallon bags of frozen goods wereRead More

Economics Seminar: Does a Ban on Informal Health Providers Save Lives?

Features April 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Assistant Features Editor On April 10, the Smith College economics department welcomed Professor Susan Godlonton to present a seminar titled “Does a Ban on Informal Health Providers Save Lives? Evidence from Malawi.” Godlonton is an assistant professor of economics at Williams College whose research interests focus onRead More

Professor Sahar Amer Discusses ‘Bad Girls’ of the 13th-Century Mediterranean

Features April 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor On April 6, Professor Sahar Amer delivered her final lecture in a series of three on gender and justice in the Islamic world. As part of the 2015 Neilson Professor Lecture series, Amer, chair of the department of Arabic language and cultures at the UniversityRead More

Smith Enjoys Another Year of Fulbright Success

News April 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor Smith College maintains its rank near the top of institutions receiving Fulbright Awards for the 2014-2015 school year, second only to Pitzer College.  Of the 42 applicants, 15 were offered Fulbright fellowships, five were named finalists, three were declared alternates and eight are still awaitingRead More

Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Development: ‘We Must be Willing to Change’

News April 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Andrea Schmid ’17 Assistant News Editor As the annual guest for the Presidential Lecture Series, the highlight of Jeffrey Sachs’s visit to Smith was a lecture on his book “The Age of Sustainable Development.” In the past, Sachs focused largely on poverty and economic development. After receiving his B.A. andRead More

Savvy Business Wins Big at Annual  Draper Competition

Savvy Business Wins Big at Annual Draper Competition

News April 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Annie Bell ’17 Contributing Writer Walk around the ITT on any given Friday afternoon, and it’s rare you’ll find 150 students gathered around 49 display booths, dressed in professional attire. The Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence (WFI) hosted the third annual Draper Undergraduate Women Entrepenuers’ Competition onRead More

The Future of Neilson: An Interview With President McCartney

The Future of Neilson: An Interview With President McCartney

News April 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Anya Gruber ’16 Associate Editor President McCartney announced last week that renowned architect Maya Lin has been chosen to direct the renovations of Neilson Library and will work alongside architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch. In an exclusive interview with the Sophian, President McCartney addressed questions and concerns about the library andRead More

March Madness Review

Sports April 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor The NCAA 2015 men’s collegiate basketball tournament is still in full swing. The Wisconsin Badgers beat the previously undefeated Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 Saturday night in a rematch of last year’s semifinal. The Elite Eight began March 28 with Kentucky’s win over Notre Dame 68-66, Wisconsin’sRead More