Archive for February, 2016

Photo courtesy of | The Smith College Museum of Art recently opened a new exhibition in the Carol T. Christ Asian Art Gallery.

Intersectionality and Identity Through Art

Arts February 18, 2016 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Tara Coughlin ’19 Staff Writer Identity is a concept we all struggle with. Whether shaped by family and friends or our own personal experiences, the yearning for our individuality is a seemingly universal pursuit that spans across race and culture. This yearning and concept of identity is explored this yearRead More

Photo Courtesy of | Madeline Albright went under fire for her recent comment about women supporting women in regards to Hilary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Should Women Elect Women?: Analyzing Claims of Sexism in the Democratic Presidential Campaign

Opinions February 18, 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Nina Henry ’19 Contributing Writer  Gender has become a highly polarizing force in this presidential election, more so than any other in history. No one was particularly surprised to see a split among partisan lines – this is the race that gave us threats to defund Planned Parenthood, overturn RoeRead More

Smithie Documents Oral Histories at Smithsonian

Smithie Documents Oral Histories at Smithsonian

Features February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

  Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Smithies are known for taking what they learn in the classroom, combining it with the issues they’re most passionate about and taking it out into the real world. That is exactly what Olivia Sayah ’17 did last semester during her time in Washington, D.C.Read More

Photo by Jen Zhu '18 | Black Lives Matter signs were placed around Smith’s campus over winter break.

Why is Black History Month Important for Everyone?

Opinions February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sunnie Ning ’18 Contributing Writer   “Isn’t Black History Month about celebrating the great accomplishments of black people? What does it have to do with me?” I don’t know how many Smithies hold this opinion, but I did encounter it on my Facebook newsfeed.  It’s shocking to me how many peopleRead More

Photo Courtesy of Smith Athletics | (Left to Right) The Pioneers basketball, track and field and swimming and diving teams each competed this week.

Strong Wins for Smith

Sports February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Raegan Stokes ’19 Assistant Sports Editor  Track and Field The track and field team competed at the Gordon Kelly Invitational on Feb. 13. Amina Kahn ’19 had a standout performance, setting a personal best in shot put (7.19). Raegan Thomas ’19 finished ninth out of 36 in the 60-meter dashRead More

Photo by Veronica Brown '16 | Smith dining halls serve dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Limited Dining Hours Serve a Purpose

Opinions February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Dominica Cao ’19 Contributing Writer With a new wave of Smithies receiving their acceptance letters, many incoming students worry about adjusting to a dining hall that closes by 7 p.m. – if not earlier. Believe me, I’ve done my fair share of complaining about how unnaturally early dinner is here.Read More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | An exhibition about June Millington of the band Fammy is on view in downtown Northampton.

‘Play Like A Girl!’: June Millington’s Pop-Up Exhibit Opens in Northampton

Arts February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Laura Green ’18 Assistant Arts Editor June Millington has been an icon in the music industry since the 1970s as one of the founding members of Fanny – the first all-female rock band to sign to a major label. Her extraordinary life is chronicled in a new pop-up exhibitRead More

Play Previews: ‘Wade in Da Water’ and ‘Livy in the Garden’

Arts February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer Two installments of the New Playreading Series will be performed in Acting Studio 1 of the Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in the coming weeks. The plays are “Livy in the Garden,” written by Ellen W. Kaplan and directed by Hannah Sachs ’16Read More

Hail, Coen! ‘Caesar’ Keeps Hollywood’s Potential Alive

Arts February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Erin Batchelder ’17 Staff Writer It’s February, which means the movie industry is at a crossroads. A few weeks ago, the Oscar nominations were announced, and in just two weeks we’ll see what will end up the big winner. On the other hand, with festivals like Sundance and Berlin happeningRead More

Nearly Complete Paradise Road Apartments Raise Concerns About Tradition

News February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Copy Editor Campus is abuzz with questions regarding the new Paradise Road apartment complex, which is nearing completion and will be ready for student occupancy in the fall semester of 2016. Located at the end of Paradise Road, the apartments are equipped with one-floor units thatRead More