Archive for April, 2015

Smith Confessional Brings Love, Support and Increased Applicants to Smith College

Opinions April 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor      Every year, Smith College receives more and more applications as prospective students are drawn to the academic opportunities, accessible faculty and high standards of achievement. However, this year, another important factor for the high admissions rate has been Smith Confessional, an online forumRead More

iPhone 7 Bears Striking Resemblance to iPad Mini

Opinions April 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Ayaki Kimura ’17 Assistant Opinions Editor With the emergence of the age of the smartphone, a constant obsession to keep up-to-date with the latest model has ensued. At the heart of this craze is what can be viewed as the pioneer of cell phone trends: the iPhone. Apple, known forRead More

Popular Store Faces Closing, Smithies in Uproar

Opinions April 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Eliza Going ’18 Contributing Writer After more than 40 years of hipstery business in downtown Northampton, the much-loved Faces is finally closing its doors. While most residents of the surrounding area are making their last trips to the store and leaving with a heartfelt goodbye, close to 70 Smithies areRead More

Spring Break: A Memoir

Features April 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Assistant Features Editor      After spring break, every Smithie was ready to get back to schoolwork, more pleasant weather and reunions with other stress-free Smithies. There was not much work to tamper with our flawless breaks, except a few essays due after break or a coupleRead More

The Rules of Passive Aggressive Communication

Features April 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Sarah Walton ’15 Contributing Writer It was a sunny afternoon at Smith College when Rumour Mills burst into her friend’s room. Her friend G. Ossip turned from her Smith Confessional reading and noticed Rumour was crying. “What’s wrong?!” she exclaimed. She glanced at her computer, worried. “Has Yik Yak surpassedRead More

Spookin’: An Interview With the Black Cat

Features April 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Veronica Brown ’17 Associate Editor Mysterious. Elusive. Furry. Chances are, you’ve seen the black cat spooking around Chapin Lawn, but how well do you know the cat behind those whiskers? We caught up with him to ask a few questions. How did you end up at Smith? Train hopping, actually.Read More

What’s in a Grade? Maintaining the Wellbeing of Students

News April 2, 2015 at 1:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Alex Criner ’16 Contributing Writer In a stunning turn of events, President McCartney issued a statement informing students that Smith’s administration elected to remove the grading system. The decision came after the counseling center declared they could not find any suitable applicants to join the staff, even so far asRead More

Amherst Man Feels Attacked, Confused in SWG Class

News April 2, 2015 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Lena Wilson ’16 Contributing Writer Internal conflict erupted in one man last Wednesday when he mistakenly attended 15 minutes of a Smith class offered by the department of the study of women and gender. Brody Pratt, an Amherst College sophomore, said he meant to attend his government class one floorRead More

$100 Million Anonymous Donation to “Save Sweet Briar” with an Unexpected Condition

$100 Million Anonymous Donation to “Save Sweet Briar” with an Unexpected Condition

News April 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Andrea Schmid ’17 Assistant News Editor “Save Sweet Briar,” the fund created to push back against the Board of Trustees’ unilateral decision to close down the southern women’s college, recently received an anonymous $100 million donation. While the college’s president, James F. Jones, stated the decision to close the schoolRead More

Sophian Exclusive: Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction, President McCartney to Take His Place

Sophian Exclusive: Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction, President McCartney to Take His Place

News April 2, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor This week, it was announced that Zayn Malik would leave British boy band One Direction. The fan base suffered an incredible blow: videos have been uploaded of fans weeping, in hysterics, demanding that Zayn return to his rightful place. However, Zayn did not actively chooseRead More