Archive for October, 2016

LARPing at Smith

Video October 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm 0 comments
Maya Lin Unveils New Neilson Design

Maya Lin Unveils New Neilson Design

Opinions October 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

  Jemma Stephenson ’20 Contributing Writer Prolific architect Maya Lin, assisted by other female architects and landscapers, is redesigning Neilson Library. On Oct. 14, her plans were revealed to the college community and the greater public. Lin has a long history with Smith; her mother was a Smithie and LinRead More

To Endorse or Not to Endorse

To Endorse or Not to Endorse

Opinions October 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm 0 comments

  Cassie Follman ’20 Contributing Writer The presidential election this year is one that will make history in multiple ways; there is the first woman candidate for a major party, the unexpected rise of the celebrity Donald Trump and now, the ethics of endorsements. Recently, a number of newspapers andRead More

Falling in love with China: My study abroad experience

Falling in love with China: My study abroad experience

Opinions October 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

  Yujin Pyun ‘18 Contributing Writer Let me tell you, it was a long journey. It was a total of eight months of restless marathon, which was full of unexpected turnouts. Although there were ups, there also existed unexpected incidents and emotional downs. Luckily, there were more ups than downsRead More

Weekly Comic – Fall Break

Weekly Comic – Fall Break

Comic October 20, 2016 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

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“Locker Room Talk”

“Locker Room Talk”

Opinions October 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ‘18 Assistant Opinions Editor “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” were the words Donald Trump had the gall to say about sexually assaulting young women. He was caught on a hot mic in 2005 talking with an Access Hollywood reporter. Over 11 years later,Read More

The World Mourns the Teath of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej

News October 20, 2016 at 8:43 pm 1 comment

Maliha Rahim ’17j Contributing Writer On Oct. 13, the Kingdom of Thailand lost its sovereign leader King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who had served the country for over 70 years. Until the time of his death, the king had not only been the longest ruling monarch in Thai history but also theRead More

Smith College Extends Paid Parental Leave For Faculty and Staff Members

Smith College Extends Paid Parental Leave For Faculty and Staff Members

News October 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 Assistant News Editor As of July 1, Smith now offers faculty and staff members who are a child’s primary caregiver longer paid parental leave as well as a lesser workload to non-primary caregivers. According to the new policy, a faculty member who is the primary caregiverRead More

Black Lives Matter Movement Leaders  Speak at Smith

Black Lives Matter Movement Leaders Speak at Smith

News October 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Editor-In-Chief Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement spoke at Smith on Oct. 14 as the last event of the Meridians Symposium.  It began at 8 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall and was open to the public.  Paula Giddings, editor of the journal Meridians and professorRead More

Othello in the Seraglio– The Tragedy of Sumbul the Black Eunuch

Othello in the Seraglio– The Tragedy of Sumbul the Black Eunuch

Arts October 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor Our journey begins in 17th century Istanbul (Constantinople). In a Turkish coffeehouse, a professional storyteller spins the well-known legend of love and jealousy intensified by the boundaries of free and enslaved, white and black. This tale is known to modern viewers as theRead More