Archive for May, 2015

Smith College Athletics Highlights 2014-2015

Sports May 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor This year was a whirlwind of competitions and transitions for Smith athletics. Director of athletics Lynn Oberbilling is stepping down from her position, concluding a 22-year career. Kristen Hughes, who will transition to the college’s exercise and sports studies department as a full-time lecturer effectiveRead More

History of the Smith College Mascot

Sports May 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm 1 comment

Natalia Kreciglowa ’18 Assistant Sports Editor The Smith Pioneers haven’t always been known as such: the Pioneer was introduced in 1986. The Smith Pioneer is a representation of the many athletic firsts that have taken place at Smith. In 1982, Senda Berenson Abbott of the athletics department introduced Smith womenRead More

Seniors Share their Smith Experiences and Post-Smith Plans

Features May 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Compiled by Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Sometimes I am still in awe of my 18-year-old self and how I gathered the courage four years ago to hop onto that plane alone and find my way to Northampton, an unknown land more than 7,000 miles from my home in Pakistan.Read More

A Few Questions for Greta Stacy, Outgoing SGA President

Features May 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

Veronica Brown ’17 Associate Editor Greta Stacy ’15 served as the SGA president for the 2014-2015 academic year. As she prepares to graduate and leave her position, we asked her a few questions about her experience and hopes for Smith’s future. What made you want to be SGA president? IRead More

Celebrating Memorable Smith Alumnae

Features May 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm 0 comments

Trang Le ’17 Assistant Features Editor It’s that time of the year again, when the cherry blossoms bloom and the cold wind stops whipping at our faces. One enjoys all the pleasures of Northampton, only to be reminded that it is also time for goodbyes and a huge amount ofRead More

Contemplating My Time at Smith

Opinions May 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

Ayaki Kimura ’17 Assistant Opinions Editor I still remember my first day at Smith, walking up the steps of Lamont to check in for the international students’ pre-orientation, feeling nervous and excited, as well as slightly overwhelmed. Thoughts rushed through my mind: would I do well here? Would this place,Read More

One Small Step for Smith College, One Giant Leap for Women Everywhere

Opinions May 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

Christina Vara ’16 Contributing Writer On May 2, the Smith College Board of Trustees finally came to the long-awaited decision to allow all students who identify themselves as women to apply to the college. As I sat in my desk chair and received the email from President McCartney, miles awayRead More

Thriving Outside the Familiar: Lessons from Studying Abroad

Opinions May 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm 0 comments

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor I always knew I would study abroad. Before I applied to Smith College—before, in fact, the college application process even began—the opportunity to live in a different country for a year, immersed in an unfamiliar language and culture, was something that needed to be aRead More

Lights, Drama, Action: The Commencement of South Asian Theater at Smith

Arts May 14, 2015 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

Afreen Seher Gandhi ’15 Contributing Writer I would have never majored in Theatre if it were not for my mother, who dragged me against my wishes to a summer theatre workshop in Allahabad, my small hometown in India in 2003. My first experience on stage was playing the role ofRead More

A Look Back: Smith College Dance 2014-2015

Arts May 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

Gina Mantica ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The Smith College dance department cultivated impeccable artistry throughout the 2014-2015 season. With a number of spectacular shows, this past season was one of the best yet. The MFA Dance Concert, put on by “the wolf pack,” was a diverse celebration of a powerfulRead More