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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 0 comments

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

Demystifying Adas– A campaign to build bridge between Adas and traditional students

Demystifying Adas– A campaign to build bridge between Adas and traditional students

News February 15, 2017 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

  Sunnie Yi Ning ‘18 News Editor The Ada Comstock Class Cabinet is running a campaign through February to debunk stereotypes and build bridges between Adas and traditional students at Smith. Titled “Demystifying Adas,” the campaign includes a variety of programing, including social media, swag and panel discussion to helpRead More

“Undesign the Redline” Promotes Community Discussion of Redlining

“Undesign the Redline” Promotes Community Discussion of Redlining

News February 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ’19 Assistant News Editor “Undesign the Redline” is a traveling exhibition from the design studio, designing the WE, that displays the history of racial segregation and connects it to current political and social issues. Located on the second floor of the Neilson Library, the project combines graphics, primaryRead More

President McCartney Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

President McCartney Responds to Trump’s Travel Ban

News February 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

Hira Humayun ’17 and Katherine Hazen ’18 Editor-in-chief and Associate Editor In a letter to the Smith community on Feb. 7, President McCartney reaffirmed her commitment to protecting undocumented students as well as students from the seven countries affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban. This email came shortly afterRead More

Hopkins House Making Moves

Hopkins House Making Moves

News February 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm 0 comments

Last week, the Sophian published a story on Hopkins House becoming a possible POC housing option. The article mentioned that Hopkins residents review applications for housing independently; however, since publication, The Sophian had been contacted by sources within Hopkins house, who clarified that Residence Life does in fact review applicationsRead More

“Music in Black Culture”  India.Arie’s talk at the Black Students’ Alliance Conference

“Music in Black Culture” India.Arie’s talk at the Black Students’ Alliance Conference

News February 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm 0 comments

  Sunnie Yi Ning ‘18 News Editor On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 4, the singer, songwriter, actress, musician and record producer India.Arie spoke as the keynote speaker for the Black Students’ Alliance (BSA) Conference last weekend. Themed “Music in Black Culture,” the artist told her personal story of gaining powerRead More

Smith Community Gathers for an Immigration Policy Teach-in

Smith Community Gathers for an Immigration Policy Teach-in

News February 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

Tyra Wu ‘19 Assistant News Editor Students and community members poured into Weinstein Hall on Monday Jan. 30 for a teach-in about recent U.S. immigration policies led by immigration attorney Megan Kludt. There was an overflow of attendees, with people spilling into every available seat, eventually resorting to standing inRead More

Smith Student Reflects on Women’s March on Washington

Smith Student Reflects on Women’s March on Washington

News February 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm 1 comment

  On Jan. 21, 2017, the Women’s March on Washington saw more than half a million demonstrators march on the streets of Washington. Standing in solidarity with women regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability the march intended to send toRead More