Archive for February, 2016

Smith Sartorial: The Case for Sweatpants

Features February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Sweatpants are a college staple, whether they’re worn at a large institution in a big city or a small liberal arts college in rural Mass. They are comfortable, warm and can be worn on the weekends, to bed or to the dining hall downstairs. However,Read More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | The iconic gates are back after being removed for restoration.

Federal Lawmakers Probe Into Smith Endowment

News February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Copy Editor There is no question that attending college is more or less expected of young Americans today. But, as tuition rises, a growing number of students and their parents struggle with the increasing costs of higher education. Many are asking why the cost ofRead More

Photo by Veronica Brown '16 | Under new dining services director Andy Cox, Smith has enacted a plan to improve the dining services.

Dining Hall Administration Responds to Student Feedback

News February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen ’19 Contributing Writer Students may have noticed the comment boxes that were placed in each dining hall, a step that marks the beginning of Smith’s recently enacted plan to improve dining services. Students may have also spoken to Andy Cox, Smith’s newly hired dining services director. Cox hasRead More

A System in Shambles: How Flint’s Water Crisis Reveals Problems Beyond the Lead in Its Water

A System in Shambles: How Flint’s Water Crisis Reveals Problems Beyond the Lead in Its Water

Opinions February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Dominica Cao ’19 Staff Writer In light of the Flint, Mich. water crisis, extensive follow-ups have been conducted on the effects of lead poisoning and the hardships of living out of water bottles. Interestingly, the media coverage has also centered around politics, with Democrats pounding down on Michigan’s right-wing governor.Read More

A Smithies’ Guide to Surviving New England Winters

Features February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anna Casasco ’19 Contributing Writer Experiencing the frigid New England weather can be quite a shock for Smith students, especially if home is somewhere on the West Coast, in the South or some warm-weathered locale abroad. Although I am from Maryland, where I experience the four seasons, these winters canRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Elizabeth McGrady ’16, studio art and math double major, created a project based on an experience she had in a remote Scottish island.

The Artist’s Corner: Elizabeth McGrady ’16

Arts February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Becca Damante ’18 Arts Edtior This week The Sophian interviews senior studio art and math double major Elizabeth McGrady ’16 about her work in the visual arts. What project are you working on right now? My project is based on an experience I had during my Praxis internship inRead More

Photo by Anya Gruber '16 | Students handed out flyers about the #WhichWomen campaign as seniors streamed into John M. Greene Hall on Rally Day.

Students Question Smith’s Values: ‘#WhichWomen’ Should Be Honored?

News February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor In response to the recognition of CEO of the General Dynamics Phebe Novakovic ’79 as a Rally Day Medalist, several students organized a campaign entitled “#WhichWomen” to question the brand of feminism Smith chooses to honor. After learning that Novakovic heads one of theRead More

NoHo Nibbles: Paul and Elizabeth’s

Features February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Assistant Features Editor For Smith students in search of a meal that is both healthy and flavorful, Paul and Elizabeth’s, a vegetarian and seafood restaurant located in Thornes Marketplace, may be the restaurant for them. Founded in 1978 by Paul and Elizabeth Sustick, the restaurant has becomeRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Dr. Cornel West, esteemed scholar and civil rights activist, spoke at John M. Greene Hall on Feb. 11.

Smith Association of Class Activists Brings Cornel West to Smith

News February 18, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Molly McGuire ’18 Contributing Writer Dr. Cornel West, civil rights activist and scholar, delivered a lecture to the Smith community on Feb. 11.  He covered topics such as racism, democracy and African-American history, while also reflecting on current issues such as the elections, police brutality and the prison-industrial complex.Read More

Life as a Vegetarian at Smith: Is It Really as Hard as We Think?

Life as a Vegetarian at Smith: Is It Really as Hard as We Think?

Features February 18, 2016 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ’19 Assistant Features Editor In recent years, more young people have chosen to follow vegetarian and vegan diets. According to a 2004 survey from the food service company Aramark, 25 percent of college students polled said having vegan options was “important” to them. There are many reasonsRead More