Archive for October, 2015

A Big Texan Mistake: The Decision to Drop Planned Parenthood

Opinions October 29, 2015 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Anna Casasco ’19 Contributing Writer Texas just made a big mistake. A few days ago, health officials from this state decided to cut Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program due to a controversial video released by an anti-abortion group. The video shows workers at Planned Parenthood’s Houston location alteringRead More

Where’s Wally: The Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Edition

Opinions October 29, 2015 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Dominica Cao ’19 Contributing Writer After a search of over 600 days, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 has finally been “found”. From the creator of shipyourenemiesglitter.com now comes a children’s book parody of “Where’s Wally?” titled, “Where’s MH370: How Long Until You Give Up?” For only $15, you can reach egotisticalRead More

Bring the Affirmative Consent Curriculum into High School Education

Opinions October 29, 2015 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor California has recently passed a bill into law that requires affirmative consent curriculum to be taught in the state’s high schools. The affirmative consent, or so-called “yes means yes” standard of sexual consent, has been adopted by California and many other states in recentRead More

Benghazi, Mansplaining and the Republican Party: A Triumph for Hillary

Opinions October 29, 2015 at 10:23 am 1 comment

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor This past week was intense for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as she faced hours of questioning from the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The New York Times editorial board called the Republican members of Congress “spiteful” and their grilling “pointless.” However, despite the tediousRead More

Upcoming Schedule

Sports October 29, 2015 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Thu, Oct. 29 Volleyball: Vs. Suffolk University 7 p.m. Sat, Oct. 31 Equestrian: At Amherst Show 8:30 a.m. Swimming and Diving: Vs. Smith Relays 12:15 p.m. Volleyball: At Wheaton College (Mass.) 1 p.m. Field Hockey: At Clark University 1 p.m. Soccer: Vs. Wheaton College (Mass.) 1 p.m. Sun, Nov. 1Read More

Round ’Em Up

Sports October 29, 2015 at 9:50 am 0 comments

Thu, Oct. 22 Field Hockey: Vs. Amherst College L 1-3 Fri, Oct. 23 Volleyball: Vs. Bridgewater State University L 1-3 Sat, Oct. 24 Equestrian: At Mount Holyoke Show No team scores Volleyball: Vs. Hamilton College L 1-3 Vs. Vassar College L 0-3 Soccer: At Wellesley College T 1-1 Field Hockey:Read More

Let’s Get Physical: Get Fit Smith Provides Opportunity for Exercise

Sports October 29, 2015 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Veronica Brown ’16 Associate Editor Each week, Smith offers free exercise classes to students, faculty and staff as part of the popular program Get Fit Smith. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the program. “Get Fit Smith began in 2005 as a pilot program with a $6,000 budget offering five toRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | The iconic gates are back after being removed for restoration.

Annual Family Income: The Economic Side of Family Weekend

News October 29, 2015 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Veronica Brown ’16 Associate Editor Last weekend, an estimated 450 families arrived at Smith to visit their students on Family Weekend. Approximately 1,100 visitors not only reassured homesick first-years but also brought considerable business to Northampton restaurants, shops and hotels. Although individual stores do not release sales data relatedRead More

Photo by Sara Del Villar '17 | The Campus Center offers rooms and tables that are highly conducive to studying.

The Midterms are Coming! Top Study Spots at Smith

Features October 29, 2015 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Jocelyn Hu ’19 Contributing Writer Smith provides many places for students to study on campus, each suitable for the study habits of different kinds of students. Here are some of the most popular areas on campus for Smithies to catch up on homework, reading assignments and, of course, studyingRead More

Photo courtesy of Smith.edu | Panelists of the Woman of Rock Oral History Project discussed how gender played a role in their musical careers.

Recognizing Women in Rock Music

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer On Oct. 22, a panel of influential female musicians discussed gender differences in the rock industry. Kristin Hersh (from Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave), Alice Bag (from The Bags), JD Samson (from Le Tigre and MEN), June Millington (from Fanny), Kim House (fromRead More