Articles by: The Sophian

An interview with James McCartney Reflections on his latest album “The Blackberry Train”

An interview with James McCartney Reflections on his latest album “The Blackberry Train”

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

  Marissa Hank ‘20 Arts Editor On April 7 James McCartney, the only son of former Beatle Paul McCartney, performed at Iron Horse Music Hall in downtown Northampton. For many years, he has been working in the music industry creating his own musical style. Currently, he is on tour forRead More

Spotlight on Voices and Visions- Global perspectives on peace

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ‘20 Assistant Arts Editor As the semester comes to a close, obtaining a sense of peace becomes a necessity for many Smith students and faculty. Voices and Visions, an online literary journal operated by Smith students and affiliated with the Kahn Institute, focuses its spring issue on theRead More

Creator of TV series An African City Nicole Amarteifio visits Smith to discuss filmmaking and representation

Creator of TV series An African City Nicole Amarteifio visits Smith to discuss filmmaking and representation

Arts May 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Associate Editor Some people avoid conversations with their Uber drivers like the plague, choosing instead, to ride in silence. Others take the opportunity to converse with surprising candor about things you wouldn’t normally talk to strangers about. Nicole Amarteifio, writer and director of the YouTube hitRead More

Interview with Alessia Woods ’19

Interview with Alessia Woods ’19

Sports May 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor Alessia Woods ’19 is co-captain of the equestrian team for the 2016-2017 school year. What made you first get into horseback riding? I was always a ‘horse girl’ when I was younger.  I feel like most girls go through a horse phase, but IRead More

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 2 comments

  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