Archive for October, 2015

Convocation Etiquette: The Dilemma of Posting Photos on Social Media

Opinions October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Mohona Chowdbury ’17 Contributing Writer Convocation is the best way to celebrate the start of the new school year. You get to see your friends after way too much time apart, meet first-years and get back into Smith life. My favorite part of Convocation is getting my outfit together forRead More

Japanese Tea Hut to be Removed Late October

Japanese Tea Hut to be Removed Late October

News October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 8 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Editor-in-Chief On Sept. 22, Smith College’s Campus Planning Committee announced the removal of the Japanese tea hut that resides over Paradise Pond. The removal is scheduled for the end of October. In a statement to the student body, Smith discussed concerns that arose from both theRead More

Famous Female Athlete: Serena Williams

Sports October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Natalia Kreciglowa ’18 Assistant Sports Editor Serena Williams is one of the best athletes the world has ever seen. Although she is only 34 years old, she has won a total of 21 Grand Slam singles titles and 13 Grand Slam doubles titles with her sister, Venus. Serena has wonRead More

The Zodiac Signs as Smith Dining Halls

The Zodiac Signs as Smith Dining Halls

Features October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Aquarius  (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): Northrop-Gillett. Inventive and original, but stubborn and rebellious. Gillett is the only all-vegetarian/vegan dining hall on campus, taking humanitarianism to a whole new level with the zero-meat policy. No meat. No exceptions. Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20): Tyler. Compassionate, adaptable,Read More

Opinions From the Editors: What Do You Really Think About Mountain Day?

Opinions October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

“Mountain Day predictions take a certain kind of energy out of you. You begin with shiny expectations that any of these glorious September days will do. Joy quickly turns into anxiety. You lie awake at night hoping, just this once, it’ll be tomorrow! And it’s always the day after youRead More

Smith College Bipartisan Coalition Creates New Space for Different Opinions

Smith College Bipartisan Coalition Creates New Space for Different Opinions

News October 1, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor It is hard to forget when Christine Lagarde canceled her commencement speech after student protests in 2014. Subsequently, Smith invited former Smith President Ruth Simmons to speak, ending an 11-year streak of white-only commencement speakers. Simmons’s speech, which supported student protest, was a reminderRead More

Northampton Print & Book Fair to Showcase Local Art

Arts October 1, 2015 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Veronica Brown ’16 Associate Editor On Oct. 4, the A.P.E. Gallery will house the first Northampton Print and Book Fair from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature over 40 artists and small publishers. The exhibit includes serial publications suchRead More

The Danger of Islamophobia  in the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

The Danger of Islamophobia in the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

Opinions October 1, 2015 at 2:25 am 0 comments

Zoya Alam ’19 Contributing Writer With the number of candidates vying for the chance to represent their parties in the 2016 presidential election, it’s a given that there will be controversy. However, some of the comments have gone past insinuations about other candidates’ capabilities and promises that cannot be kept.Read More

Ryan Adams Reinvents Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Arts October 1, 2015 at 2:14 am 0 comments

Laura Green ’18 Contributing Writer Ryan Adams, a folk rock singer-songwriter active since the ’90s, released a song-by-song cover of country-gone-pop star Taylor Swift’s latest album “1989” last week. On the surface, it seems an unlikely pairing, but Adams brings attention to Swift’s lyrics with his stripped-down instrumentals and hauntingRead More