Archive for April, 2017

Sam Davis presents “In Our Own Words” in his powerful senior thesis

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor Every Smithie can agree that while Smith is historically a women’s college, the Smith community is not just a community of women. With the results of the Pathways Survey revealing that 13 percent of students identify as transgender or nonbinary, this brings about theRead More

Bakkhai: A modern retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy

Bakkhai: A modern retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Arts Editor On April 21 and 22, the Smith College Department of Theatre presented Anne Carson’s new version of Euripides’ “Bakkhai.” “Bakkhai” was the final play written by the Athenian playwright Euripides and premiered after his death at the Theatre of Dionysus in 405 B.C. SinceRead More

Ringing in the springtime with the Handbell Choir

Ringing in the springtime with the Handbell Choir

Arts April 27, 2017 at 10:48 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor The Handbell Choir had their Spring Ring! Concert on April 23. The event was a short 45 minutes but the whole event was filled with breathtaking music. The performance was broken up into two sections, with different students participating in each one. As they switchedRead More

Smith Sartorial Spring Trends of 2017

Smith Sartorial Spring Trends of 2017

Features April 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

  Alice Mungyu ‘19 Features Editor Is your wardrobe ready for the warm weather? With just two more weeks of classes to go, looking put together might be the last thing on your mind. However, spring is the time to dress creatively, so here are a few spring trends toRead More

Learning to listen- A walk with local author Andrew Forsthoefel

Learning to listen- A walk with local author Andrew Forsthoefel

Features April 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor We’ve just rounded the bend of the small dirt trail by Paradise Pond, stomping over the layer of fallen leaves and mud that formed after the rain the day before. I ask if the walk author Andrew Forsthoefel took across the country changed hisRead More

Free speech and college campuses: it’s complicated

Free speech and college campuses: it’s complicated

Opinions April 27, 2017 at 10:36 pm 1 comment

  Katherine Hazen ’18 Editor-In-Chief Free speech on campus is undoubtedly one of today’s hot-button issues. With protests of conservative speakers reaching from Middlebury to Berkeley, pundits and opinions pieces from outlets across the spectrum bemoan our safe spaces and trigger warnings. College campuses have become far more diverse inRead More

Berkeley, Coulter and the right to free speech

Berkeley, Coulter and the right to free speech

Opinions April 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm 0 comments

  Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor Ann Coulter was scheduled to give a speech at the University of California at Berkeley on April 27. Fearing backlash, the school administration cancelled the event, even though the speech was being hosted by two student groups – the Young Republicans and the Young America Foundation. TheRead More

David Dao: United we stand

David Dao: United we stand

Opinions April 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm 1 comment

Allison C.T. Wu ’17 Contributing Writer YouTube released a video of David Dao’s beating and forcible removal from United Airlines flight 3411. This is what I saw. This is what I heard. I see a black cop. He demonstrates his power upon Dao’s aged body. Did the cop’s brown, relentlessRead More

Halal dining at Smith: room for improvement

Halal dining at Smith: room for improvement

Opinions April 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm 0 comments

  Zoya Azhar ‘20 Opinions Editor In general, being a Muslim at Smith has been a positive experience for me. This is primarily because of how strong the Muslim community’s presence is on campus. Al-Iman is a wonderful organization, which holds regular meetings and provides plenty of opportunities to meetRead More

Earth Day Festival celebrates sustainability in amidst uncertainty in the White House

Earth Day Festival celebrates sustainability in amidst uncertainty in the White House

News April 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm 0 comments

  Cassie Follman ‘20 Contributing Writer On Friday, April 21, the Earth Day Festival demonstrated Smith College’s dedication to sustainability and the environment. Organized by Eco-Reps and the Sustainability Coordinator, the event hosted different activities and tabling from various sustainability organizations on campus and even an acapella performance. The FestivalRead More