Archive for December, 2015

The Pioneers Compete With Grit and Fire in Recent Competitions

The Pioneers Compete With Grit and Fire in Recent Competitions

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

Raegan Stokes ’19 Assistant Sports Editor Track & Field The track and field team started out their season on home turf. On Dec. 5, Smith competed against 13 teams in the Smith College Winter Classic. Zoe Rubinstein ’19  scored second (3.34m/10-11.50) out of 19 other students in the pole vaultRead More

Photo courtesy of Art Streiber | The Student Events Committee will host a discussion with Viola Davis – the first African American actress win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – in the spring.

Viola Davis to Speak at Smith This Spring

News December 10, 2015 at 11:59 am 2 comments

Michelle S. Lee ’16, Editor-in-Chief Veronica Brown ’16, Associate Editor Anya Gruber ’16, Associate Editor Viola Davis, award-winning actress and star of the hit television show “How to Get Away with Murder,” will speak in John M. Greene Hall on March 2 in an event hosted by the Student Event Committee (SEC)Read More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Northrop and Gillett are two of the eleven houses on campus with elevators.

On the 25th Anniversary of the ADA, Accessibility Issues Continue in Smith Houses

News December 3, 2015 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Veronica Brown ’16 Associate Editor Twenty-five years have passed since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. Like all institutions that receive federal funding, Smith must comply with the standards of the ADA to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. Compliance, however, does not mean completeRead More

Photo courtesy of | The W. E. B. DuBois Library at UMass Amherst currently houses about 3.5 million volumes of books.

Five Colleges Inc. Appeals Hadley Planning Board’s Rejection on Decision to Build Library Annex

News December 3, 2015 at 9:04 am 1 comment

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor After the Hadley Planning Board denied the Five Colleges Inc. request to build the Five College Library Annex between Rocky Hill Road and North Maple Street earlier last month, the corporation appealed the Board’s decision to the State Land Court. The Five College Library AnnexRead More

Photo by Anya Gruber '16 | Beanies, ankle boots and joggers are some popular fashion trends that will keep you warm this winter.

The Smith Sartorial: Cozy Winter Fashion

Features December 3, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Natalia Perkins ’19 Contributing Writer Being fashionable while trying to stay warm can be very difficult in sub-zero weather. However, by picking up some winter apparel, you’ll endure the freezing temperatures and look great while doing it. This winter, get cozy in a pair of joggers. These sweatpants areRead More

Photo courtesy of | The Smith College Art Museum is currently featuring an exhibition of work by pioneering female artists called “Women’s Work.”

‘Women’s Work’: SCMA Showcases Feminist Art

Arts December 3, 2015 at 9:02 am 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ’19 Contributing Writer Earlier this semester, the Guerrilla Girls’ talk highlighted the lack of representation of work by female artists in museums. During the question and answer section, a student criticized the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) for its lack of art by women. However, unlikeRead More

Procrastinating the Productive Way

Features December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Himayun ’17 Features Editor As finals approach, we tend to fall into a cycle of stressing out about exams we have to study for and papers we have to write, then procrastinating, stressing out some more and procrastinating all over again. Procrastination is a normal, and an arguably integral,Read More

The Road to the Super Bowl: NFL Standings

Sports December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Brigit McDannell ‘18 Sports Editor As the academic semester comes to a close for college students, the NFL season is heating up in preparation for America’s favorite sporting event — the Super Bowl.  Airing Feb. 7 on CBS, the game will be held at the Levi Stadium in Santa Clara,Read More

The Smith Pioneers Transition into a  Promising Winter Season

The Smith Pioneers Transition into a Promising Winter Season

Sports December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Raegan Stokes ’19 Assistant Sports Editor Swimming and Diving The Smith Swimming and Diving team had an impressive win over Westfield State (167-110) on Nov. 24, making this game the team’s fourth win of the season. The team won 11 out of 16 events and recorded 28 season best times.Read More

College Hall: From Past to Present

Features December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Contributing Writer With over 100 buildings, Smith College’s campus represents a variety of architectural styles, evident in buildings like Capen House, built in the Greek Revival style and Cutter and Ziskind Houses, built in the International Style. Spanning 147 acres, the campus illustrates the history of AmericanRead More