Arts

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

Senior concert dance review: Almost 100,000 hours

Senior concert dance review: Almost 100,000 hours

Arts April 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’19 Assistant Arts Editor On Friday, April 14, Smith College’s Dance Department held its annual senior dance concert. During the event, called “Almost 100,000 hours,” five seniors, Sophia Arnall, Dana Duren, Alison Marsh, Michaela Rohde and Alyniece Siemion presented their senior theses. Each thesis incorporated the choreographers’ distinctRead More

Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Feminist poetry – A review of Lucille Clifton’s “Homage To My Hips”

Arts April 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Marissa Hank ’20 Arts Editor Lucille Clifton was born Thelma Lucille Sayles on June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York to Samuel L. Sayles Sr. and Thelma Moore Sayles. Clifton’s father worked in the steel mills outside of Buffalo and her mother worked in a laundry. Her father would tellRead More

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

A mash-up reading: Karen Donovan and Maya Janson collaborate at the Poetry Center

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

Patience Kayira ’20 Assistant Arts Editor It is not an unusual thing for writers to collaborate. On Saturday, April 8, the Poetry Center held an event featuring the works of Karen Donovan and Maya Janson. Although advertised as a poetry reading, Janson stated that the event was not going toRead More

Five shows you should listen to on WOQZ

Five shows you should listen to on WOQZ

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

Cas Sweeney ’19 Associate Editor Are you looking for something new to listen to, or even something old? Do you want to hear amazing playlists crafted by Smithies? Tune into this list for suggestions on which shows you should make sure to catch this week. Hot Tub Advice Machine SundaysRead More

Interview with alumna and filmmaker Desiree Akhaven ’07

Interview with alumna and filmmaker Desiree Akhaven ’07

Arts April 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

Eleanor Igwe ’17 Staff Writer Let’s start with the basics. What house did you live in while you were at Smith? Let’s see. I was in Wilder my first year, Northrop my second year. I went abroad for my third year and then the Friedman house. Did you work onRead More

Pompeii at Smith: New exhibit at Lyman Plant House complements the museum’s “Villas of Oplontis”

Pompeii at Smith: New exhibit at Lyman Plant House complements the museum’s “Villas of Oplontis”

Arts April 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

  Danielle Colburn ’20 Assistant Copy Editor On April 1, the Lyman Plant House unveiled its new exhibit, “Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants” to the public. This exhibit compliments “The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii” at Smith’s Museum of Art, which is composed of sculptures, jewelry, building fragmentsRead More

Jenny Owen Youngs brings JOY to Smith

Jenny Owen Youngs brings JOY to Smith

Arts April 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

  Becca Damante ’17 and Demarree Ruthrauff ’18 Staff Writer and Contributing Writer Self-proclaimed “singer, songwriter and natural history enthusiast,” New Jersey native Jenny Owen Youngs is a force to be reckoned with. Owen Youngs took the stage at Smith College in Oct. 2015 as part of a panel onRead More