Archive for September, 2016

The Blender Phenomenon- Juicy facts revealed

Opinions September 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm 0 comments

Dominica Cao ‘19 Contributing Writer This is a public service announcement: the second floor of Cushing House holds enough blenders to start its own independent smoothie shop. Single-serve, double-serve, supersized-serve they have it all. Or perhaps you’re not into dairy-laden beverages. No fret, no worries. They also make slushies, teas,Read More

My Thoughts on Smith Career Development Programs

Opinions September 29, 2016 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

Siyu Lily Qian ‘19 Contributing Writer Some people argue that going to a liberal arts college is a waste of money — having spent a huge amount on tuition and fees and graduated with useless knowledge that is disconnected from the real world. During my senior year in high school,Read More

Study Abroad in Paris- My reflection

Study Abroad in Paris- My reflection

Opinions September 29, 2016 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor It’s been a little over a month since I moved to Paris, and I’m starting to uncover all the challenges that come with study abroad. Gone are the days of waking up 15 minutes before class starts and still being able to grab breakfast,Read More

A Shattered Dream of Imperfect College Life- How college marketing has failed you

A Shattered Dream of Imperfect College Life- How college marketing has failed you

Opinions September 29, 2016 at 8:44 pm 0 comments

Phoebe Weissblum ‘18 Contributing Writer Remember applying to college? I’m sure you recall the glossy promotional packets you received in the mail from schools trying to win your application. There was always a picture on the front that looked like this: a group of college age kids sitting in aRead More

Smith Sartorial Funky Fall Fashion

Smith Sartorial Funky Fall Fashion

Features September 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

Hannah Elbaum ‘19 Copy Editor Fall has arrived, Smithies! Although it’s been pretty warm, soon the leaves will begin to turn red, orange and gold, and the temperature will start to drop. It’s the weird in between phase where neither your summer wardrobe keeps you cool in the heat norRead More

Student Association of Class Activists Sit-In

News September 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Jemma Stephenson ’20 Contributing Writer On Sept. 19, Smith students congregated outside of 30 Belmont Ave. in order to support Local 211, the union comprised of the College’s housekeepers and kitchen staff.  Students sat on the curb in lines of rows of twos and threes.  Some were doing homework, whileRead More

President Kathleen McCartney Announced the Launching of Innovation Challenge

President Kathleen McCartney Announced the Launching of Innovation Challenge

News September 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Assistant News Editor On Sept. 16, President Kathleen McCartney sent out a letter to the community announcing the creation of the 2016-17 Innovation Challenge, a competitive funding opportunity open to current students, staff and faculty to advance inclusion, diversity and equity for the Smith community andRead More

Weekly Comic – Being Unproductive

Weekly Comic – Being Unproductive

Comic September 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

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Smith Ascends To No. 12 In Rankings

News September 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm 1 comment

Tomomi Chen ’20 Contributing Writer Recently, the U.S. News & World Report put Smith College as the 12th best liberal arts college in the National Liberal Arts College Rankings, an improvement from last year, when Smith was ranked as number 14. This rank was given to Smith out of 239Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Speaks at Smith

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Speaks at Smith

News September 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

Molly McGuire ’18 Staff Writer On Sept. 21, students, faculty and members of the community filled Weinstein Auditorium in order to hear the Presidential Colloquium given by former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The lecture was titled “What I’ve Learned From Children,” and provided an overview of Duncan’s long careerRead More