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Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

Smith Community Organizes Donations for Refugees in Northampton

News March 8, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’18 Assistant News Editor In the wake of Trump’s horrifying immigration ban, the first family of Iraqi refugees arrived in Northampton after nearly a year of planning by Catholic Charities and local volunteers. The family was welcomed into one of the volunteer’s homes while other volunteers work toRead More

Smith Celebrates Successful Culmination Of Women For The World Campaign

Smith Celebrates Successful Culmination Of Women For The World Campaign

News March 8, 2017 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Yi Ning ’18 News Editor On Mar. 4, Smith College celebrated the successful culmination of its Women for the World Campaign featuring a keynote performance by actress, playwright and social commentator Anna Deavere Smith. From 1 to 7 p.m., the day was packed with activities for the Smith communityRead More

Find the Sophian Owl

Find the Sophian Owl

News March 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

  Somewhere in this issue of the Sophian (paper version) is our mascot, Olive the Owl. She is hidden on one of the pages, but which one is a mystery! Check each article you read to see if you can find her. For an extra challenge, race your friends toRead More

Smith medalists honored on Rally Day

Smith medalists honored on Rally Day

News March 1, 2017 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

  Katherine Hazen ‘18 Associate Editor Last week, Smith honored the achievements of five alumnae with the Smith Medal, a tradition acknowledging alumnae who illustrate the values of a liberal arts education through their lives and work. Students and alumnae nominate candidates for the award. “After nominations, a committee madeRead More

Night At Your Museum celebrates Mediterranean style

Night At Your Museum celebrates Mediterranean style

News March 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

  Tyra Wu ‘19 Assistant News Editor Night at Your Museum is an annual after-hours, student-only event hosted by the Smith College Art Museum featuring live music, food and crafts. This year’s theme was inspired by the Mediterranean, featuring Mediterranean-style mocktails, appetizers and desserts. Students were also invited to dressRead More

“Choices Facing the United States”- Lecture by former American ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer

News March 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Ying ‘17 News Editor On Feb. 20, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt Daniel Kurtzer delivered a lecture at Smith College. Titled “Choices Facing the United States: Greater Israel or Global Israel,” the former ambassador discussed the commitments, agreements and disagreements in the bilateral relationship, with an emphasisRead More

Rally Day 2017

Rally Day 2017

News March 1, 2017 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

  Hira Humayun ‘17 Editor-In-Chief On Feb. 23, Smith’s annual Rally Day introduced the 2017 commencement speaker, honorary degree recipients and Rally Day medalists. The event began with the class of 2017, clad in graduation caps and gowns –a tradition that has been part of Rally Day since 1944. SeniorsRead More

Roxane Gay Discusses Social Issues And Competitive Scrabble

Roxane Gay Discusses Social Issues And Competitive Scrabble

News February 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Assistant News Editor Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, spoke on social issues at Mount Holyoke College on Feb. 16 in a public discussion called “Flashpoint!” Gay is the author of several books including “Bad Feminist: Essays”, “An Untamed State” and most recently, “Difficult Women.” Gay openedRead More

Engaging Identity Series Present Keynote: “What’s Your Big Lie?”

Engaging Identity Series Present Keynote: “What’s Your Big Lie?”

News February 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

Sunnie Ning ’18 News Editor Jordan Axani, a social researcher, public speaker and coach, came to speak at Smith College on Feb. 16 in Weinstein Auditorium. Titled “What’s your Big Lie,” the speaker used anonymous technology to allow students to share the masks they are wearing, projecting their submissions inRead More

Smith Receives A Record Number of Applicants

Smith Receives A Record Number of Applicants

News February 22, 2017 at 8:32 pm 1 comment

Tomomi Chen ’20 Contributing Writer Smith College has been attracting more and more applicants each year. With this being the 10th year in a row of Smith receiving a record number of applications, it seems that women’s colleges are becoming a trend once again. Not only that, but liberal artsRead More