Archive for October, 2015

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Fall Sports Teams Triumph

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

Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor Although we’re nearing the end of the fall sports season, the Pioneers remain strong, playing better than ever. This week many Smith teams beat their rival teams. Crew Rowing in Amherst, Mass., the crew team placed first at the Amherst Regatta Invitational. Both the VarsityRead More

Photo by Sara Del Villar '17 | The Library Program Committee and the Student Advisory Committee encourage student and faculty input regarding library renovations through workshops, presentations and surveys.

As Library Redesign Engagement Continues, Differing Opinions Emerge

News October 22, 2015 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Propped up against the wall in Neilson Library sits a large color-coded calendar that details the upcoming library redesign events on campus. The calendar displays the Library Program Committee’s campus engagement effort to collect input about what students, staff and faculty want inRead More

Photo courtesy of SIPA/WENN via | At Fashion Weeks in various cities across the globe, designers showcased their designs for the spring 2016 season.

From New York to Paris: Fashion Week Recap

Features October 22, 2015 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Janan Fugel ’19 Contributing Writer As the Fashion Week season for spring 2016 comes to a close, there are many memorable moments for us to look back on. Apart from the usual fleets of celebrities “casually” walking down the streets of New York, Paris, London and Milan wearing daringRead More

A detail view of a Washington Redskins helmet is seen prior to an NFL football game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. New York won 32-21. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)

Goodbye to Racist Mascots: California Bans the Use of ‘Redskins’ in Public Schools

Opinions October 22, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Sophia Zhu ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor Oct. 11 marks the victory of a statewide movement in California to prevent a racial slur from public use. Governor Jerry Brown signed the ban on using “Redskins” as a team name or mascot in public schools into law. The bill was largelyRead More

Photo by Becca Damante '17 | Mat Kearney performed at the Pearl Street Night Club in downtown Northampton.

Mat Kearney Stands Out on Stage

Arts October 22, 2015 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor Before I get started, let me tell you about the first time I saw Mat Kearney. I was in Nashville with my mom at an intimate venue called the Mercy Lounge to see Diane Birch and Andrew Belle perform. After the concert, Birch stood behindRead More

Fall Sports Recap: Soccer, Equestrian, Field Hockey and Crew

Fall Sports Recap: Soccer, Equestrian, Field Hockey and Crew

Sports October 22, 2015 at 9:01 am 0 comments

  Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor Soccer This past week the Pioneer Fall sports teams experienced a mix of wins, losses and season openers. Smith athletes played well and with determination, but some teams fell to other schools’ dominating power. In soccer, the Pioneers have had a difficult two weeks.Read More

Top 10 Snack Fixes

Features October 22, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Dinah Nahid ’19 Contributing Writer Sometimes when I’m up late studying, doing homework (long past dinner time) or just up at night watching TV, I reach for a snack. The kind of snack I choose depends on how I’m feeling and what I’m craving, but I have a few favorites.Read More

Northampton to Adopt Pilot Program

News October 22, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Laura Sheedy ’17 Contributing Writer Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz proposed a pilot program, in which voluntary payment is requested in lieu of taxes. This new initiative requests that the city’s largest tax-exempt institutions, including Smith College, pay 25 percent of the amount that would be paid if the institution wereRead More

Dear Republican Presidential Candidates: Take a Hint from the Democrats

Opinions October 22, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Nora Turriago ’16 Opinions Editor While watching the Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, I was taken aback by one thing in particular: the absence of offensive comments. There were no attacks on the physical appearance of fellow candidates. No one used racial slurs to refer to a specific demographic.Read More

Get to Know Your Campus: The Jacobson Center

Features October 22, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Contributing Writer The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning provides a plethora of resources ranging from writing assistance to public speaking courses. Founded in the mid-1970s, the Center has been assisting students with writing since  its conception. With time, the Center’s services evolved and now includeRead More