Archive for May, 2016

Title IX and what it means to be a female athlete

Sports May 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

Raegan Stokes ‘19 Sports Editor On June 23, 1972, the American public took a big step towards educational and recreational equality. Title IX, was created to ensure that all students in schools receiving federal aid are offered equal treatment and opportunities. Title IX states that “No person in the UnitedRead More

Summer Plans: Why I Chose To Work At The Governor’s Office

Opinions May 12, 2016 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Contributing Writer For me, a summer break is indispensable. I need that long stretch of nights when I’m allowed deep sleep with no 6 a.m. alarm telling me I haven’t finished memorizing my French presentation yet. Without the sweet relief that is summer break, I and manyRead More

Reflections On My First Year At Smith College

Features, Uncategorized May 12, 2016 at 8:29 pm 0 comments

Hannah Elbaum ’19 Copy Editor As my first year of college comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the past eight months and looking forward to next fall. Coming to college is a huge life transition. I have heard that it is the biggest one since children enterRead More

Smith Senior Studio Art Major Baillie Vensel Reflects On Her Learning Experience

Arts May 12, 2016 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

Baillie Vensel ‘16 Contributing Writer I came to art kind of late and unexpectedly. I came into Smith thinking I was going to study international relations and English. When I landed on studio art, I knew right away it was what I wanted. I knew that it was going toRead More

For Senior Lena Wilson, Labrys Is Home

Arts May 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm 0 comments

Eliza Going ’18 Assistant Arts Editor Smith’s Labrys Art and Literary Magazine provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creative work outside the context of classrooms. The uncensored magazine is printed once a year, but the organization also works to create events with a focus on student art throughoutRead More

Lessons From The Halfway Mark Language, Life and Growth

Opinions May 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ‘18 Opinions Editor The end of academic year is always a good season for reminiscence and reflection. For me, half of my college life has just passed, but it is still hard to conclude the real lessons I’ve learned from all these experiences. After all, the things we’ve goneRead More

David Dempsey Retires After 40 Years At The Smith College Museum of Art

Arts May 12, 2016 at 8:24 pm 0 comments

Laura Green ’18 Arts Editor When David Dempsey, associate director of museum services at the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA), retires in the spring of 2017, he will have been a part of the team for over 40 years. He started as a temp for a one month-long position,Read More

Profile on a Graduating Senior: Carmen Augusto

Features May 12, 2016 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Alice Mungyu ’19 Staff Writer Carmen Augusto is a senior originally from Beira, Mozambique. She will be graduating with a degree in economics and applied statistics. What are your plans following Commencement? After Smith, I’m moving to California to join an asset management firm [called] BlackRock. I’ll be working asRead More

Looking Forward in Smith’s Admissions: Growing Competition and Evolving Practices

News May 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Hannah Elbaum ’19 Copy Editor In recent years, the college admissions process has become increasingly more strenuous and selective. Ease of applying with a single click and colleges’ abilities to advertise more widely has increased the number of applications many colleges receive. These colleges, however, are unable to increase theRead More

SCMA Acquires Work By Trans Artists: In Response to Proposal by Emily Gallagher ’16

Arts May 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Veronica Brown ‘16 Associate Editor Emily Gallagher ’16, an art history major, museum studies concentrator and intern at the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA), recently developed a proposal for the Museum to acquire “She Gone Rogue,” a piece of video art created by trans artists Zackary Drucker and RhysRead More