Archive for April, 2016

Four ways to de-stress

Features April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anna Quintanilla ’19 Contributing Writer With only three more weeks left of classes, students are scrambling to absorb information that professors throw their way before “judgement week,” aka “finals season,” in early May. Whether you are a first-year re-evaluating academic interests, a sophomore skeptical about your declared major, a juniorRead More

Photo by Sarah Del Villar '17 | The Board of Trustees and the Student Government Association discussed Ada housing among other things at their semi-annual board meeting.

Student Government Association meets with Board of Trustees, discuss range of issues

News April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 Associate Editor In their semi-annual meeting with the Board of Trustees on campus last month, the Student Government Association (SGA) brought forward many important issues pertaining to life at Smith. Notes provided by SGA President Meghna Purkayastha ’16 indicated students met with the trustees in roundtable discussionsRead More

Photo courtesy of chestnuthouseconcerts.com | Christian Sedelmyer (left) and Rachel Baiman are the duo 10 Strings Symphony.

10 String Symphony at the Parlor Room

Arts April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Eliza Going ’18 Assistant Arts Editor The bluegrass duo 10 String Symphony is performing at the Parlor Room in Northampton on April 17. I spoke with Rachel Baiman, who was on her way to the East Coast for the start of their tour, about the success of their newRead More

Injustice and irrationality in sentencing policy

Opinions April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor The White House recently announced President Obama’s decision to commute the sentences of 61 people, all of whom were serving time in federal prison for drug-related crimes. All 61 of the people whose sentences were commuted were nonviolent offenders, arrested and convicted for eitherRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | President Kathleen McCartney hosted a Fireside Chat to discuss Commencement traditions with the Smith student body on April 4.

President McCartney discusses Commencement traditions at Fireside Chat

News April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

  Molly McGuire ’18 News Editor President Kathleen McCartney hosted a Fireside Chat on April 4 to discuss Commencement traditions at Smith. Students and faculty braved the unseasonable winter weather in order to participate in a dialogue on the nomination and selection of honorary degree recipients and Commencement speakers. TheRead More

LuxDeluxe gets the crowd moving at Jittery’s

Arts April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Laura Green ’18 Arts Editor The last Jittery’s of the year was certainly an eventful night, with local band LuxDeluxe treating the audience to an entertaining show in the TV Lounge of the Campus Center. As soon as the band went on stage, Gabe Bernini, keyboardist of the band, announced,Read More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Students look at Evie Golden’s ’16 final project “Drawn Again” in the Jannotta Gallery.

Seniors display their final projects during “Threshold” exhibition

Arts April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Emily Zhou ’19 Contributing Writer The Senior Art Exhibition “Threshold” finished its display on April 11. The exhibition was centered around exploration of themes of “liminal space and sense of a threshold.” Each piece presented its unique method of examining the nebulous ideas of boundaries — the doorway betweenRead More

Photo by Jen Zhu '18 | The Smith Bipartisan Coalition and the Smith College Republican Club hosted Star Parker on April 6.

Political activist Star Parker visits Smith

News April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Julia Xia ’19 Staff Writer On April 6, author, political activist and creator of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) think tank, Star Parker, spoke in Weinstein Auditorium about her views on the U.S. welfare system. Due to her position as a conservative leader, Parker’s appearance atRead More

Ask SmithProfessional

Features April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Dear SmithProfessional, As clichéd as this may sound, I have trouble keeping from procrastinating. I find it hard to focus for long periods of time and I just can’t bring myself to complete — and at times even start — an assignment. I’ve tried following schedules and working in groupsRead More

Photo courtesy of Smith Swimming and Diving Team | Meri Millman ’16 is the 2015-2016 captain of the Smith Swim Team.

Meri Millman: Making waves on Smith’s Swim Team

Sports April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Sophie Chase ’19 Contributing Writer Meri Millman ’16, captain of the swim team, a neuroscience major, Spanish minor and pre-dental student, just completed her final season on the Smith College Swim Team. Millman began swimming at three years old and became a year-round swimmer in high school. At Smith,Read More