Archive for April, 2017

Pathway campus climate survey results announced

News April 27, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Ning ‘18 News Editor On Tuesday, April 18, Susan Rankin, senior research associate from Rankin & Associates, presented a qualitative report on the responses for the Pathway Campus Climate Survey to the Smith community in Graham Hall, Hillyer. In 2016, Smith College created and conducted Pathways, a comprehensive campusRead More

A Night with Laverne Cox- discussing shame culture, feminist theorists and Beyonce

A Night with Laverne Cox- discussing shame culture, feminist theorists and Beyonce

News April 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor Laverne Cox sat in her third grade classroom in Alabama glamorously fanning herself with a handheld fan she had recently bought during a church trip to Six Flags. She had just seen “Gone With The Wind” and was busy imagining herself as Scarlett O’Hara. AfterRead More

Smith Softball takes down Coast Guard for the second time

Smith Softball takes down Coast Guard for the second time

Sports April 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

  Cameo Tietje ‘18 Sports Editor Smith College Softball took down the United States Coast Guard Academy in their senior game on April 22. The Pioneers won 9-0 (five innings) and 6-4 in game one and two respectively. Ally Snyder ’17 made her last home game appearance, sending out twoRead More

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