Archive for December, 2016

Final Greeting From The Sophian

Final Greeting From The Sophian

Break Special December 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

  Dear readers, Thank you for your continuous support this semester; we look forward to receiving your submissions and bringing you stories from all across campus, next semester! Good luck with finals and have a wonderful winter break! Hope to see you back next semester! 🙂 With love, The SophianRead More

My Reflections After a Semester in Paris

My Reflections After a Semester in Paris

Opinions December 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor There is so much more to reflect upon this semester than there was the previous four semesters on campus. The time sped by quickly as  usual, but this semester my most vivid memories aren’t of walking on the campus or taking lectures in classrooms, or spending time studying in my dormRead More

From “China Hoax” to “China Legend”: Will China Be the Next Global Leader On Climate Change?

From “China Hoax” to “China Legend”: Will China Be the Next Global Leader On Climate Change?

Opinions December 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm 1 comment

Sophia Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor Last Wednesday Trump’s decision on the head of Environment Protection Agency was announced. His pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change skeptic, further proved his commitment to dismantling Obama’s climate change legacy and rolling back all the efforts that had reestablished theRead More

Smith Announces Closing of Equestrian Facility, Team Will Be Club Sport

Smith Announces Closing of Equestrian Facility, Team Will Be Club Sport

News December 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm 12 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 Associate Editor  Last week, Smith announced the equestrian team will be considered a club sport in fall of 2017. The decision comes after the vendor of the Fox Meadow Farm facility discontinued his position — of which Smith officially owns the land and barn, not the horsesRead More

Dangers of Governing By Social Media

Dangers of Governing By Social Media

Opinions December 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm 0 comments

Sophia Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor Communication is essential to political activities. Mediums of communication are important because they are the carriers of vital political messages for voters to make their informed decisions. The emergence of radio and then television as new mediums of political messaging have shown that changes inRead More

Meaning of The Recount Effort, If Any

Meaning of The Recount Effort, If Any

Opinions December 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor A month after Donald J. Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, there are still efforts being made to re-examine the election results. In three key battleground states, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, a recount effort has been launched by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. ThisRead More

Weekly Comic

Weekly Comic

Comic December 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

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An Open Letter to Stephen Bannon From the Seven Sisters Presidents

News December 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm 0 comments

Following the disparaging remarks about students of the Seven Sisters colleges made by Steve Bannon, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Chief Strategist, the presidents of the colleges collectively wrote an open letter addressed to him. Below is the original text of the letter which President McCartney speaks about in theRead More

Weekend Update: Sports Edition

Weekend Update: Sports Edition

Sports December 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

Cameo Tietje ‘18 Sports Editor The weekend’s sports events started on Friday with Smith Swimming and Diving at Bristol Pool in Clinton, New York at the Hamilton Invitational. They competed against Buffalo State, Hamilton, Mount Holyoke, SUNY-Cortland, SUNY-Oneonta, SUNY-Oswego and SUNY-Potsdam. Smith went into the meet with a win overRead More

Interview With President McCartney

Interview With President McCartney

News December 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 Editor-in-chief What prompted you to write the open letter to Steve Bannon following his comments and whose idea was it initially? Was there any point of contention when you were talking to the other presidents? I heard from several alumnae who said, “You should really write aRead More