Archive for May, 2015

Highlights from Coachella 2015

Arts May 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Gina Mantica ’16 Assistant Arts Editor The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival just wrapped up after two consecutive weekends of elaborate celebrations. The festival took place April 10 to 12 and April 17 to 19 this year. Dozens of celebrities attended the event, including Paris Hilton and JaredRead More

Letter to the Editor

Opinions May 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

April is STD Awareness Month, a great opportunity to remember that everyone deserves a good, healthy sex life. Getting comfortable talking about STDs and testing is one way to help ensure that your sex life is both fun and safe. Getting tested and using a condom can take a lotRead More

Update from Divest Smith College

Opinions May 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

This week, student fossil fuel divestment campaigns Divest Smith College, Divest Barnard, Reinvest Dickinson and Divest Middlebury received a response to their letter demanding their presidents meet to discuss divestment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. The schools share an investment management company, Investure LLC, and wrote their letterRead More

Letter of Response: A Response to “A Smithie’s Response”

Opinions May 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

On April 23, the Sophian published an op-ed by Ellie MacQueen ’18, written in response to the SJE Committee/Disability Alliance’s email about why Smith would not be participating in “Light it Up Blue” this year. MacQueen took issue with the email’s tone and claimed it misrepresented Autism Speaks and theRead More

Humans and Animals: What Defines a Person?

Opinions May 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Alex Gross ’17 Staff Writer Most people readily acknowledge that humans are animals. What most will not do, however, is acknowledge other animals as persons. What does it mean to be a person? According to some, being a person means the ability to think, reason and enter social contracts. WhileRead More

Addressing the Racist Posts on Smith Confessional

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

Ayaki Kimura ’17 Assistant Opinions Editor Recently, anti-Asian sentiment expressed in two posts on Smith Confessional was brought to my attention. The first was posted on April 16, and the second was posted a day later in response to some of the comments on the first post: “is it notRead More

Interview with Bible Study Leader Wai Leng Leong

Features May 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Trang Le ’17 Assistant Features Editor Wai Leng Leong ’15 is the leader of the international student Bible study group called Group Investigating God (GIG), part of the Smith Christian Fellowship, which provides Smith students with a safe space to discuss Christianity and the Bible, as well as spirituality andRead More

Smith Student Wins Free Burritos for a Year

Features May 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor On April 23, the popular chain restaurant Moe’s Southwest Grill opened in Northampton, marking its second location in Western Massachusetts. The store established its new home at 228 King Street next to Stop & Shop inside a storefront that used to be Blockbuster Video. ToRead More

Smithies’ Summer Plans

Features May 1, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor With summer right around the corner, Smithies are making plans to make the most of their summers. We asked five Smithies about their summer plans. “This summer, I will be interning as a summer analyst with JP Morgan Chase in New York City. While IRead More

A Shift in Dialogue: Looking Back at Smith’s Earth Week

News May 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Andrea Schmid ’17 Assistant News Editor Smith’s Earth Week events and celebrations, which took place from April 19 to 26, were “widely considered to be revolutionary and noteworthy on campus,” according to Cordelia Fuller ’16. Entitled “The Planet and the People on It: Rethinking Popular Narratives of Our Right Earth,”Read More