Archive for October, 2015

On Freedom of Press at College Campuses

On Freedom of Press at College Campuses

Opinions October 29, 2015 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Editor-in-Chief On Oct. 18, Wesleyan University’s student government voted to tentatively reduce funding for Wesleyan’s newspaper, The Wesleyan Argus, with a vote of 27-0, with four abstaining. Slashed funds, which account for the decrease from $30,000 to $13,000 a year, would be reallocated to four ofRead More

Smith Israel Alliance Hosts Ishmael Khaldi, Israel’s First Bedouin Diplomat

News October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Last week, the Smith College Israel Alliance hosted Ishmael Khaldi, who delivered a lecture entitled, “Ishmael Khaldi: a Conversation on Israel’s Culture, Society and Politics from the Perspective of a Bedouin Minority in the Jewish State.” The lecture focused on Khaldi’s experience as Israel’sRead More

Get to Know Your Campus: The Kahn Insitute

Features October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Some students may be familiar with the lunchtime lectures, film screenings and other events hosted by the Kahn Institute, and some may have seen the Kahn Institute offices on the third floor of Neilson; but what exactly is the Kahn Institute? The Kahn Liberal ArtsRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Frank Bruni’s talk was the second lecture of the Presidential Colloquium series this semester.

New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni Visits Campus, Discusses College Mania

News October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor Frank Bruni, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, visited Smith last week to give the second of the lectures in the Presidential Colloquium Series. Bruni’s lecture, which shares a title with his newest book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,” exploredRead More

The Smithie’s Guide to Tech Hacks

Features October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Alex Mills ’18J Contributing Writer It is late Thursday night, and the Google Doc essay that I am sentences away from finishing is refusing to reload due to a “poor connection.” I growl in frustration. “Eduroam, how could you do this to me?” I mutter under my breath as IRead More

Spooktacular Halloween

Features October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor With Halloween coming soon, Smithies are scurrying to make plans, asking one another for costume ideas and thinking of ways to spend the much-awaited holiday. On Halloween, there’s something for everyone at Smith. Whether you prefer staying in to watch scary movies, going out toRead More

1000 Miles Later: An Interview with Vanessa Carlton

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor On Oct. 23, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton released her fifth studio album, “Liberman,” to critical acclaim. In advance of her show at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Dec. 4, I had the chance to talk to her about her new album and some ofRead More

The Director’s Cut: The Romantic Tale of ‘Crimson Peak’

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tara Couglin ’19 Contributing Writer Marketed in trailers as a haunted house story, Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” is less concerned with terrifying its audience than it is with enticing them with the subtle eroticism of Victorian romance. In a sense, it is a return to the genre of GothicRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | “Metamorphoses,” directed by Hannah Sachs '16, opened on Oct. 23.

‘Metamorphoses’ Explores Greek Mythology with Grace

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Janan Fugel ’19 Contributing Writer This weekend, I attended the theater department’s production of “Metamorphoses.” This play, written by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Hannah Sachs ’16, was adapted from the classic Ovid poem of the same name. Like the poem, “Metamorphoses” is staged in several vignettes depicting variousRead More

Photo by Anya Gruber '16 | Margaret Atwood described the inspirations behind her most recent work.

Margaret Atwood Promotes New Book at Mount Holyoke

News October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Anya Gruber ’16 Associate Editor Margaret Atwood, a Canadian author best known for her 1985 dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” visited Mount Holyoke on Oct. 22 to speak and promote her newest book “The Heart Goes Last.” This stop was one of many on Atwood’s book tour across theRead More