Archive for April, 2017

The dirty side of the NCAA: raking in profits and sweeping athletes under the rug

The dirty side of the NCAA: raking in profits and sweeping athletes under the rug

Sports April 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Maddy Hubbard ’19 Assistant Sports Editor “Imagine you’re an English scholar. You write a novel that becomes a best seller, but have to forfeit any profit to the school because you’re already taken care of with paid expenses. Or what if you’re a talented engineering student who builds something asRead More

Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

Sports April 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

  Cameo Rietje ‘18 Sports Editor Smith Lacrosse played Babson College on April 15 at 12 p.m. Both teams batted it out in the defensive area until Babson pulled away leading 8-1 at 10:21 of the first half. Gigi MacDonald ’19 scored the first goal for Smith. They ended theRead More

The Trump administration cuts funds for reproductive healthcare

The Trump administration cuts funds for reproductive healthcare

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

Jaycee Greenley ’20 Contributing Writer Many Americans anticipated great changes in budgeting under the Trump Administration. However, did they expect them to be this large? The New York Times reports that under the Trump Administration, the proposed budget would cut funding for the EPA, State Department, Department of Education, HousingRead More

ResLife’s themed and special-interest housing survey: a good ideas?

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

Zoya Azhar ’20 Opinions Editor Smith College’s Residence Life Office sent out a survey a week ago, wanting the student body’s opinion on adding themed or special-interest housing to the college’s residential living options. Smith’s housing system currently includes traditional houses, co-ops, themed housing options, student apartments and housing forRead More

Healthy eating habits for busy students

Healthy eating habits for busy students

Features April 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

  Alice Mungyu ‘19 Features Editor Making healthy choices does not mean you need to start dieting. Instead, make your well being a priority and listen to your body. Many ‘diet trends’ such as the tea detox, raw food diet or juicing claim that they can help you lose weightRead More

Senate republicans utilize “Nuclear Option”

Senate republicans utilize “Nuclear Option”

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

Jemma Stephenson ’20 Contributing Writer The Senate Republicans have decided to utilize the so-called “Nuclear Option,” which allows them to break the Democratic filibuster with a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to the usual 60.   A precedent for this  alteration was set in 2013 when the DemocraticRead More

Bringing Italy to the dinner table, one olive tree at a time

Bringing Italy to the dinner table, one olive tree at a time

Features April 19, 2017 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor  As a first year, Julia Franchi Scarselli ’18 decided to enter Draper on a whim. She received an email about a participant who needed a teammate to create a prototype using Rhino, a design program that she was familiar with, and decided to helpRead More

French elections may mean doom for the European Union

French elections may mean doom for the European Union

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor The upcoming first round of the French presidential election will take place April 23  and will likely have repercussions spanning across Europe and beyond. For decades, the French have been in a period of political and economic stagnation, experiencing little change or reform.  However, an upheaval of thisRead More

“Moving Together: Toward a Theory of  Crip Spacetime”- Margaret Price speaks during Disability Visibility Week

“Moving Together: Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime”- Margaret Price speaks during Disability Visibility Week

News April 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor Smith’s Disability Alliance kicked off their Disability Visibility Week on April 17 with a lecture by Margaret Price Ph.D, an author and disability studies professor at Ohio State University. She spoke about her new book, “Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime.” The event wasRead More

Divest Smith College calls on Smith community to demand divesting from fossil fuels

Divest Smith College calls on Smith community to demand divesting from fossil fuels

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Eleanor Adachi ‘17, Mckenna Eckerline ‘18J, Eliana Gevelber ‘19 and Emily Hitchcock ‘19 Contributing Writers Spring is here, and if you have spent time laying out on Chapin Lawn recently, you may have noticed an installation of orange flags. If the display peaked your curiosity, you may have taken aRead More