Archive for March, 2017

Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

News March 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’18 Assistant News Editor In the wake of Trump’s horrifying immigration ban, the first family of Iraqi refugees arrived in Northampton after nearly a year of planning by Catholic Charities and local volunteers. The family was welcomed into one of the volunteer’s homes while other volunteers work toRead More

Smith Celebrates Successful Culmination Of Women For The World Campaign

Smith Celebrates Successful Culmination Of Women For The World Campaign

News March 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 News Editor On Mar. 4, Smith College celebrated the successful culmination of its Women for the World Campaign featuring a keynote performance by actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith. From 1 to 7 p.m., the day was packed with activities for the Smith communityRead More

VICE Producer Gianna Toboni Discusses Trans Youth Issues

VICE Producer Gianna Toboni Discusses Trans Youth Issues

Features March 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

  Melanie Sayarath ‘17 Assistant Features Editor Charlotte told her parents at the age of 14 that she identifies as female. Without the support of her family, Charlotte, now 18, was unable to receive hormone-blocking treatments in her pre-adolescence, but has been able to receive estrogen treatments since moving toRead More

Challenging The Myth of Asian Americans As The “Model Minority”

Challenging The Myth of Asian Americans As The “Model Minority”

Opinions March 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm 2 comments

Sophian Zhu ’18 Opinions Editor Americans were shot in a bar in Kansas on Feb. 22. The shooter was a white man who first asked their visa status and then shouted, “Get out of my country,” before he fired the gun. We heard little about the racial aggressions facing theRead More

Engaging Identity: Exploring mental health and personal identity on the Smith campus

Engaging Identity: Exploring mental health and personal identity on the Smith campus

Features March 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

  Sophie Wilson ‘20 Contributing Writer Since February, the Smith College Wellness Center has been hosting a conference called Engaging Identity. The conference will run through April, and is made up of a combination of workshops, sit-down dinners, faculty presentations and a video series. Its goal is to provide aRead More

Transgender Rights Are In Danger, Again

Transgender Rights Are In Danger, Again

Opinions March 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor The Trump administration has rescinded the protections for transgender students that the Obama administration put in place last year. These protections had allowed transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identities. It provided guidance to school communities on how to protect transgender students, outlining the duty of schoolsRead More

The Sophian interviews: Mahzarin Banaji

Video March 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

This video is about an interview with Prof. Mahzarin Banaji on her work with implicit bias. Music: I Am Running Down a Long Hallway at Viewmont Elementary by Chris Zabriskie.   Here is a Sophian article on Prof. Mahzarin Banaji from November, 2016. Harvard’s Mahzarin Banaji Helps Uncover Implicit Bias

An exploration of heartbreak in new Dirty Projectors album

An exploration of heartbreak in new Dirty Projectors album

Arts March 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

  Laura Green ‘18 Arts Editor Dirty Projectors’s self-titled album spares no details in revealing the tumultuous break up between frontman Dave Longstreth and his former bandmate and girlfriend Amber Coffman. After more than a decade of consistently changing members under the leadership of Longstreth, Dirty Projectors now consists ofRead More

An Interview with Cassandra Naranjo ’19

An Interview with Cassandra Naranjo ’19

Sports March 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm 0 comments

Aleice goodman ‘19 Contributing writer Feb.18 was a very exciting day for Smith Track and Field. A high jump record that was set 18 years ago by Teresa Winstead was finally broken by Cassandra Naranjo ’19. Naranjo easily glided over the previous record of 5’5” at a height of 5’5.25”.Read More

“La Vita E Bella” movie review

“La Vita E Bella” movie review

Arts March 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Contributing Writer The year is 1939 in the Kingdom of Italy. Guido Orefice, (played by Roberto Benigi), recently arrived in the city to work with his uncle in a restaurant. Upon arrival, Guido falls in love with Dora (played by Nicoletta Braschi), a woman who isRead More