Archive for September, 2016

Mountain Day Through The Years

Features September 22, 2016 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

Sarah Camey ’18 Contributing Writer It’s almost that time of year again; classes are in full swing and a few more leaves sprinkle the ground with every passing week. Before we know it, we’ll be awoken by the sweet sounds of chiming bells signifying our release from one day’s responsibilities.Read More

Bridges Within Bridge

Features September 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Traci Williams AC Contributing Writer Rooted in the recognition and respect for the questions and concerns of entering first-year and transfer African American students about their experience at Smith College and their place in the community, Smith’s Department of Multicultural Affairs established the Bridge Preorientation Program, now affectionately called Bridge,Read More

Health Disclosures for Presidential Candidates

Health Disclosures for Presidential Candidates

Opinions September 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

Emilt Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor There has been a long history of presidential candidates hiding illness or poor health from the public in order to put forward the idea that they are the paragon of perfect wellness. Efforts such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s painstaking care to hide the extentRead More

A Day In The Life Of A Picker Student

Features September 22, 2016 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 Assoctiate Editor The Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington program offers students a chance to study, intern and network in D.C. for a fall semester. Unlike other off-campus programs, Picker is a chance to test-drive the “real world” before graduation — participants have to find their own housing and internship,Read More

Ideas To Brighten Up Your Yoom

Ideas To Brighten Up Your Yoom

Features September 22, 2016 at 8:43 pm 0 comments

Alice Mungyu ’19 Features Editor College dorms can feel a bit plain and dull without any room decor. Personalize and accentuate your room with wall art, decorative pillows and lights to express yourself without breaking the bank. From cheap products to DIYs, you can find plenty of modern home accessoriesRead More

Walking on Eggshells- How Political Correctness is Changing the Campus Dynamic

Walking on Eggshells- How Political Correctness is Changing the Campus Dynamic

Opinions September 22, 2016 at 8:43 pm 24 comments

Kira Barrett ’18 Contributing writer The summer before I entered Smith as a first-year, I read that Christine Lagarde, the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund had decided not to speak at Commencement after student protests. I was confused. Lagarde is arguably the most influential woman in theRead More

My experience at ISP 2016

My experience at ISP 2016

Opinions September 22, 2016 at 8:39 pm 0 comments

Zoya Azhar ’20 Contributing Writer The International Student Pre-Orientation program (ISP) ran from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31 and was an exciting and exhausting line-up of events, which regularly left us participants feeling both informed about Smith and overwhelmed by all that we still had to learn. Move-in day wasRead More

Smith Ensembles Start the Year with Music

Arts September 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Emily Wilson ‘17 Contributing Writer Smith has some incredible music ensembles, some of which are directly related to the music department, while others are student-led organizations. I recently got in touch with members of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and the Smith Ukes to see what they love about theirRead More

Smith Debate Team Hosts Tournament On Campus

Smith Debate Team Hosts Tournament On Campus

News September 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

Emily zhou ’19 Contributing Writer The Smith College debate team began in 1900 as an on-campus activity where students represented different classes and argued for various resolutions on topics ranging from segregation laws to international relations. Members of the debate team today continue to refine their arguments and cultivate confidenceRead More

Meet Anders Griffen: Librarian by day, jazz musician by night

Meet Anders Griffen: Librarian by day, jazz musician by night

Arts September 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Editor-in-Chief If you’ve ever stopped by Young Science Library in the past year, chances are you have encountered Anders Griffen, the library’s new Circulation Coordinator.  But beyond the stacks of books and the circulation desk, Griffen is an active musician, playing with bands across Massachusetts and NewRead More