Archive for November, 2015

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16
Chief Diversity Officer Dwight Hamilton (front) and President Kathleen McCartney (back) participated in a town hall listening session about race on campus on Nov. 23.

Administration Fields Questions About Race in Town Hall Forum

News November 28, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18, News Editor Rachel Farber ’16, Assistant News Editor Chief Diversity Officer Dwight Hamilton, President Kathleen McCartney and Associate Dean Jennifer Walters answered questions from students and listened to their concerns in a town hall forum moderated by L’Tanya Richmond, Staff Director of Multicultural Affairs, Monday afternoon inRead More

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Opinions November 28, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

In light of recent events that have taken place on and off campus, the Editorial Board of The Sophian would like to acknowledge the importance of student discussion regarding institutional racism, as well as our newspaper’s dual role as a student organization and a media outlet. Concerns over misrepresentation ofRead More

Photos by Carolyn Brown '16 | Left, Raven Fowlkes-Witten ’17 organized a walkout in front of the Campus Center on Nov. 11, during which students shared their reflections on race on Smith campus, right.

Smith Students Respond to Events at Mizzou

News November 19, 2015 at 9:05 am 3 comments

Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor On Nov. 11, students, faculty and staff participated in a student-organized walkout protesting the anti-black injustices on campuses across the country. The walkout took place on Chapin Lawn at noon, while scheduled classes finished at 12:10 p.m. The walkout was organized by Raven Fowlkes-WittenRead More

Photo by Lena Wilson '16 | Woodstar provides a cozy atmosphere to study or enjoy a cup of coffee.

NoHo Nibbles: Woodstar Café

Features November 19, 2015 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Janan Fugel ’19 Staff Writer Rating: ★★★★★ (out of five) Price: $$ (out of three) I trekked down to downtown Northampton one afternoon this week to have lunch at Woodstar Café. I went with a few friends, so I was able to try a variety of menu items. The menuRead More

Photo courtesy of | Citizens of Beirut, Lebanon held a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of suicide bombings in the city on Nov 12.

To Kill Your Own People

Opinions November 19, 2015 at 9:03 am 1 comment

  Maya Sleiman ’18 Contributing Writer This week, I came across a video of Hillary Clinton publicly discussing how the United States funded and equipped Islamist fundamentalists – referred to as Mujahedeen – during the Reagan administration. Carried out during the Cold War, its purpose was to block the SovietRead More

Photo courtesy of | The student-run musical theater group Leading Ladies performed “Jekyll and Hyde” last week.

A Night at the Theater: ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

Arts November 19, 2015 at 9:02 am 0 comments

  Janan Fugel ’19 Staff Writer Putting on a show is no small feat. That is especially true when you have to start from scratch like the Smith College student-run musical theater organization Leading Ladies did with its performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” last weekend. “Jekyll and Hyde” is anRead More

Photo by Yuka Oiwa '16 | Pictured above, the swimming and diving team.

Fall Sports Season Draws to a Close

Sports November 19, 2015 at 9:01 am 0 comments

  Brigit McDannell ’18 Sports Editor The fall sports season nears its end as many teams conclude with Division III conference games. As fall sports teams end their seasons after months of rigorous practice, winter teams begin their pre-season practices.  Soccer Playing in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the SmithRead More

Photo courtesy of Smith Athletics | Jamie Cyr ’16 was selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

On the Rhode to Success: Jamie Cyr Named Finalist for Prestigious Scholarship

Sports November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Raegan Stokes ’19 Assistant Sports Editor Jamie Cyr ’16, a member of the Smith Soccer team, was recently selected as a finalist for the distinguished Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship pays for two to three years of postgraduate study at The University of Oxford. According to the Rhodes ScholarsRead More

Student Press, and the Importance of Diversity in the Newsroom

Opinions November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor This week has been a learning experience for me as an aspiring journalist. As students stood together against institutional failures in Columbia, Mo., New Haven, Conn. and in so many college towns in between, dissenters lamented the “death” of freedom of speech and journalists were barredRead More

Attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad Spark Discussion at Smith

News November 19, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16 Editor-in-Chief On Nov. 13, shootings and bombings that took the lives of 120 and injured 180 shook the city of Paris. The attack was one in a series of terrorist attacks reported in the last week. ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, also tookRead More