Archive for December, 2015

How to Keep Calm and Carry On at Smith College

How to Keep Calm and Carry On at Smith College

Opinions December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Nora Turriago ‘16 Opinions Editor There is a certain intensity that comes with being a student at Smith. Heavy workloads, constant deadlines, long to-do lists and endless meetings for extracurricular activities all take a toll on the students. The passionate and ambitious student body, however, adds an extra layer ofRead More

Amherst Says ‘No’ to Lord Jeff: Students Vote to Change Mascot

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

Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Amherst College’s student government association released an unofficial student poll on Nov. 19 regarding changing the College’s mascot. The poll showed that 83 percent of the 1,606 respondents believe Lord Jeffery Amherst should no longer be the college’s mascot. Even before this most recentRead More

Photo by Emily Lukasewski '0GR | The pieces from “Bare Bones” represent the diversity in Smith’s dance department.

Showcasing Student Choreography: ‘Bare Bones’ Preview

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

  Gina Mantica ’16 Assistant Arts Editor “Bare Bones” is an annual showcase of movement from undergraduate choreographers at Smith. This year, “Bare Bones” will be presented on Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. in Scott Studio. Works from the following students will be presented: Ella Ansell ’16, JuliaRead More

Amber Hollibaugh on Queer Feminist Writing

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

Laura Green ’18 Staff Writer Amber Hollibaugh came to Smith on Nov. 19 to give a lecture about her experience as a queer feminist writer, activist, filmmaker and public speaker. Hollibaugh’s other identities include a “lesbian sex radical, ex-hooker, incest survivor, gypsy child, poor-white-trash [and] high femme dyke,” according toRead More

Trump Muslim Registry Policy’s Striking Resemblance to Nazi Germany

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

Hannah Elbaum ’19 Assistant Copy Editor Recently, Donald Trump, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, announced that he would “absolutely” require Muslim Americans to register with the government. When an NBC reporter asked, “Should there be a database system that tracks Muslims in this country?” Trump replied, “There shouldRead More

On Terrorism and the Role of Journalists

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

Sophia Zhu ‘18 Assistant Opinions Editor Terrorism has been one of the most frequently discussed topics in recent news. The outrageous and horrific terrorist attacks in Paris and suicide bombings in Beirut and Baghdad have led to a rising wave of fear and a ripple effect that has stirred upRead More

Interview with Alumna and Author Jan English Leary

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

Eleanor Igwe ’17 Contributing Writer Last month, I had the chance to talk to Smith alumna and author Jan English Leary ’72, who visited Broadside Books in Northampton to talk about her first novel, “Thicker Than Blood.”  Leary has been published in The Literary Review and Pleiades among others, andRead More

‘Tab Hunter Confidential’: No Longer the Boy Next Door

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

Catherine Ellsberg ’16 Staff Writer There are moments throughout Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary, “Tab Hunter Confidential,” when one wishes for just a little more. Schwarz previously directed the well-received “Vito,” which focused on gay rights activist and author Vito Russo. He now turns his attention to Tab Hunter, the 1950s heartthrobRead More

Photo courtesy of Smith.edu | Yashna Sureka ’17, Professor Sarah Moore and Darpan Bohara ’18 (left to right) have developed software to expedite business transactions in India.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Smith Students

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

  Carolyn Polis ’18 Contributing Writer Three students at Smith College were notified on Nov. 12 that their project had won a $100,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant is part of the foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative, which reviewed over 1,100 submissions from all overRead More