Archive for December, 2015

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Socks and loafers are a classic combination that can transition easily from winter to spring.

The Smith Sartorial: Sock ’n Roll

Features December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

  Anya Gruber ’16 Associate Editor Though it seems eons away right now, spring will be right around the corner when we all return to campus at the end of J-term. Of course, the best part of J-term is using the time away from classes to go on an adventure,Read More

Teach For America and Smith

News December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Laura Sheedy ’17 Contributing Writer Smith often ranks in the top contributors of participants for the Teach for America program.  In 2015, Smith ranked in the top 20 contributors for participants from small schools.  Teach for America is a nonprofit organization that sends college graduates to work as teachers inRead More

One Way to Improve Smith’s Counseling Services? More Peer Support

One Way to Improve Smith’s Counseling Services? More Peer Support

Opinions December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Alex Mills ’17 Contributing Writer It is 30 minutes before closing time at Neilson, and, as I walk through the group study area, the atmosphere of anxiety and exhaustion is tangible. I overhear a frantic phone call about an upcoming exam, see several friends considering relocating to Ford Hall toRead More

Round ’Em Up

Sports December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Friday, Dec. 4 Swimming and Diving: At Hamilton College 3rd/8 Saturday, Dec. 5 Track and Field: vs. Smith College Invitational No Scores Basketball: vs. Babson College L 56-81 Swimming and Diving: At Hamilton College 5th/8 Wednesday, Dec. 9 Basketball: At Williams College No Scores

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | “Stop Kiss” centers around a love story between protagonists Callie and Sara.

‘Stop Kiss’ and ‘Yellow Face’ Challenge Homophobia and Racism

Arts December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

  Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer This weekend, the Smith College Department of Theater is sponsoring two studio productions: “Stop Kiss” and “Yellow Face,” both of which deal with the controversial topics of homophobia and racism. Diana Son’s play “Stop Kiss” follows the love story between Callie, a radio trafficRead More

A Not So Ordinary Day With Vanessa Carlton

Arts December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor I have to admit, if you’re a female singer-songwriter around the age of 35 and you play the piano, I have high expectations for you. Some of my favorite concerts over the last few years have been by the likes of Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson,Read More

Upcoming Schedule

Sports December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Saturday, Dec. 12 Basketball: vs. Westfield State University 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 At Claremont McKenna College 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 Basketball: At Springfield College TBA Saturday, Jan. 9 Swimming and Diving: At Wellesley College 1 p.m. Basketball: At Babson College TBA Tuesday, Jan. 12 Basketball: vs. Emerson CollegeRead More

Photo by Yuka Oiwa '16 | Local Burger offers classic burgers and fries as well as a variety of sides and milkshakes.

NoHo Nibbles: Local Burger

Features December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

  Janan Fugel ’19 Staff Writer Rating:  ★★★★ (out of five) Price: $$ (out of three) This week, I decided to try another Northampton staple, Local Burger. This burger joint has a bit of a vintage but casual feel. There is limited seating inside, so if you are planning on eatingRead More

Jane Kuntz ’19: Athlete of the Week

Sports December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Brigit McDannell ‘18 Sports Editor Jane Kuntz is a first-year and new to the Smith Pioneers Swimming and Diving team. This week I spoke with her about her athletic career. She maintains a positive attitude and relaxed mentality toward her game. Class: 2019 House: Chapin Hometown: River Forest, IL. MajorRead More

J-Term Opportunities

Features December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Elizabeth Amador ’16 Contributing Writer J-term is a time for Smithies to come back to campus and experience it in a way that’s different from the usual semester experience. Not only is it a little quieter, with less of an academic load on our shoulders, but many of the J-termRead More