Archive for February, 2016

Amherst College Drops Controversial “Lord Jeff” as Mascot

News February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Molly McGuire ’18 Contributing Writer The trustees of Amherst College announced last week that the school would no longer use Lord Jeffrey Amherst to represent their institution as the unofficial mascot due to his racist actions. English General Lord Jeffrey is seen as problematic because of his proposal to giveRead More

Photo by Erin Batchelder '17 | Erin Batchelder '17 went to this year's Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah

Sundance Showcases a New Frontier of Cinema

Arts February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Erin Batchelder ’17 Staff Writer I arrived at the Sundance Film Festival the day before its kick-off. Like many festivalgoers, I braved the free but infrequent public transportation of Park City, Utah to make it to Main Street (the festival’s main hub) just to see what it would be like.Read More

Wet Brings Indie Soundwaves to Northampton

Arts February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Phoebe Flynn ’18 Staff Writer In the dead of winter, Wet felt like an island getaway. Perhaps prompted by the name, the band’s sound instantly evoked the sound of crashing waves – calming but forceful. The group canceled Sunday night’s performance due to winter storm Jonas but made it throughRead More

The Artist’s Corner: Kitty Lixin Lin ’16

Arts February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor  The Sophian interviews Smith musicians, dancers, playwrights, actors and visual artists with current and upcoming creative projects. This week, I got a chance to sit down with theatre major Kitty Lixin Lin ’16, who is starring in a solo performance of “4.48 PSYCHOSIS” by SarahRead More

Eight Things You Learn When Using a Communal Bathroom

Features February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Hira Himayun ’17 Features Editor Coming to college, there are many aspects of life for which you must prepare yourself. One of the most significant yet often overlooked aspect is the bathroom situation. Dorm life – or rather house life – has its quirks, which take time to get usedRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown ' 16 | Smith Pioneers officially began their winter season this past January.

Smith Athletes Continue to Battle Against Tough Competition

Sports February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Raegan Stokes ’19 Assistant Sports Editor  Swimming and Diving The swimming and diving team finished in fourth place at the Seven Sisters 2016 Swimming & Diving Championship on Jan. 24. Sixteen out of twenty individuals recorded season best times. Madeleine Meadows-McDonnell ’18 got multiple best times in 50 free,Read More

Smith Changes Title IX Policy, Introduces New Training

News February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anna Saunders ’17J Contributing Writer Smith students received a campus-wide email near the end of last semester from Dean of the College Donna Lisker announcing the adoption of a new Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy and a mandatory online training program, Not Anymore. The email contained information on the newRead More

Courtesy of Smith College Museum of Art | Die Mütter (The Mothers), Plate IV from the Series Krieg (War) by Käthe Kollwitz. Woodcut print, 1922-1923.

‘Mothers’ Arms:’ Käthe Kollwitz’s SCMA Exhibition

Arts February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Laura Green ’18 Staff Writer German artist Käthe Kollwitz experienced two world wars in which she lost a son and a grandson. She saw the changing role of women in Germany, the dramatic rise of propaganda images and the appropriation of her art for various causes. Her work speaks toRead More