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French elections may mean doom for the European Union

French elections may mean doom for the European Union

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor The upcoming first round of the French presidential election will take place April 23  and will likely have repercussions spanning across Europe and beyond. For decades, the French have been in a period of political and economic stagnation, experiencing little change or reform.  However, an upheaval of thisRead More

Divest Smith College calls on Smith community to demand divesting from fossil fuels

Divest Smith College calls on Smith community to demand divesting from fossil fuels

Opinions April 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm 0 comments

Eleanor Adachi ‘17, Mckenna Eckerline ‘18J, Eliana Gevelber ‘19 and Emily Hitchcock ‘19 Contributing Writers Spring is here, and if you have spent time laying out on Chapin Lawn recently, you may have noticed an installation of orange flags. If the display peaked your curiosity, you may have taken aRead More

The case of Bill O’Reilly depicts a larger issue of normalizing mistreatment of women

The case of Bill O’Reilly depicts a larger issue of normalizing mistreatment of women

Opinions April 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

Cassie Follman ’20 Contributing Writer Fox News’ inaction is astounding in light of recent reports of Bill O’Reilly’s sexual harassment history. Their behavior demonstrates the fundamental issue in normalizing this gross mistreatment of women by allowing important figures to keep their power after such charges. Five women reported of eitherRead More

Was the strike on Syria lawful?

Was the strike on Syria lawful?

Opinions April 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor On April 6, President Donald J. Trump ordered the military to carry out a missile attack on Syrian forces. This action was in response to their use of chemical weapons against civilians. Many are now questioning whether Trump may have committed an act of war,Read More

A year into Smith, as interesting as ever

A year into Smith, as interesting as ever

Opinions April 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

Anonymous Writer As an international first-year who applied early decision to Smith, I took a lot of chances on the college. Everything I knew about the U.S. and Smith was filtered through pop-culture, social media, blogs and word of mouth. And even though it sounded like this adventure might beRead More

Democrats request Nunes’ recusal in light of his clear bias

Democrats request Nunes’ recusal in light of his clear bias

Opinions April 6, 2017 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor Democrats have demanded that Californian Representative David Nunes, Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Many have pointed to the growing evidence that Nunes was too closely tied to President TrumpRead More

Loving autistic people, hating Autism Speaks

Loving autistic people, hating Autism Speaks

Opinions April 6, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

  Cas Sweeney ‘19 Associate Editor For many autistic people, April 1 marked the start of the most dangerous and difficult month of the year. Autism Awareness month, sponsored by the group Autism Speaks, serves as a cruel reminder of the many ways people are determined to erase autistic people’sRead More

China joins list of countries with veil bans

China joins list of countries with veil bans

Opinions April 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

  Zoya Azhar ’20 Assistant Opinions Editor   Though only France’s veil ban has received a great deal of attention from social media and news outlets, in actuality most of Europe has enacted some form of this ban. Countries such as Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland have putRead More

The Ghost of Julia Child and Sesame Street’s Big Bird March on Washington In Protest Against Trump’s New Budget Proposal

The Ghost of Julia Child and Sesame Street’s Big Bird March on Washington In Protest Against Trump’s New Budget Proposal

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

Emily Kowalik ’18 Opinions Editor Chanting “Justice for Big Bird,” Public Broadcasting Service stars claim that President Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts are targeted more at undercutting Democratic priorities than at shrinking the national debt. In a viral video, beloved Sesame Street star Elmo was informed that his days with the National Endowment for theRead More

Trump Accuses Clinton of Masquerading as Chauffeur

Trump Accuses Clinton of Masquerading as Chauffeur

Opinions March 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm 0 comments

Cas Sweeney ’19 Associate Editor After James Comey of the FBI denied any evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower on March 20, many people believed that this would put an end to the conflict between Trump and the previous administration. However, the next day Trump made an unofficial statement onRead More