Archive for September, 2016

The Hold Steady Returns with Re-releases

Arts September 29, 2016 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

Maryellen Stohlman-Vanderveen ‘19 Assistant Copy Editor Self-proclaimed Boston bar band, The Hold Steady, is back with the reissuing of their first two studio albums, “Almost Killed Me” (2004) and “Separation Sunday” (2005). The band is a unique indie rock group best known for their fun shows, diverse use of instrumentsRead More

New York City Fall Break Activities

Features September 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Alice Mungyu ’19 Features Edtior Fall break is fast approaching and if you haven’t made plans yet don’t panic! Only three hours away by bus lies the city that never sleeps. From Wall Street’s tall skyscrapers to the flashy billboards of Times Square, New York City pulses with an uncontrollableRead More

Michael Lee: Addiction, Loss and Pedicures

Michael Lee: Addiction, Loss and Pedicures

Arts September 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Laura Green ‘18 Arts Editor When Michael Lee, a spoken-word poet from Minneapolis, takes the stage, you can immediately see he has a huge store of energy and warmth. When he starts performing, Lee transforms that energy into a powerhouse of emotion and intensity. Combine his gravelly voice and deeplyRead More

Celebrate Mountain Day Off-Campus

Features September 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 Associate editor Mountain Day is one of the most special days of the year for Smithies.  The first few weeks of every school year revolve around trying to pin down when President McCartney will call the day— everyone has their own conspiracy theories on what day ofRead More

Student Activist Group Aims For Smith Scholarships For Refugees in Northampton

Student Activist Group Aims For Smith Scholarships For Refugees in Northampton

Features September 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 EDITOR-in-chief Student activist group aims for Smith scholarships for refugees in Northampton since last December when Northampton decided to welcome 51 refugees, Smith students have been ready to dive into the cause and play their part in resettling the refugees into the community. Higher Education for RefugeesRead More

A Weekend with Wes Anderson

A Weekend with Wes Anderson

Arts September 29, 2016 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Contributing Writer Northampton’s own Academy of Music organized a film festival celebrating the artistic genius of a film producer, director and screenwriter Wes Anderson. From Friday evening into Sunday night, the local community was able to come together and bond over their appreciation for Anderson’s artistic,Read More

Common Injuries Amongst Rugby Players

Common Injuries Amongst Rugby Players

Sports September 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Raegan Stokes ‘19 Staff Writer Rugby is the third most popular sport in the world, and its popularity is increasing by 25 percent each year in the United States. Just this April, the first professional rugby organization was started in the United States with only five teams. With rugby’s growingRead More

Dining Protest

Video September 28, 2016 at 1:18 am 0 comments

Check out the Dining Protest video from us! More on this Monday’s protest in this week’s Sophian. 🙂

Weekly Comic- Freshman Year Vs. Senior Year

Weekly Comic- Freshman Year Vs. Senior Year

Comic September 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

  If interested in submitting a comic email thesophian@smith.edu

Lost Ideal- The American Melting Pot

Opinions September 22, 2016 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ‘18 Opinions Editor This semester, I am interning at the Washington D.C. office of a non-profit political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. As a Chinese person working in a German organization at the U.S. Capitol, I always have endless conversation topics with people around me because ofRead More