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Intervew with Smith’s Oldest Professor

Features March 10, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Miranda Catsambas ’19 Contributing Writer This week, we interviewed Maria Banerjee, a professor of Russian and Comparative Literature. This school year marks her 50th year teaching at Smith. How did you get your position?   I was invited here to replace Helen Muchnic, the founder of the Department of RussianRead More

Photo courtesy of Joo Eun Lee '17 | Joo Eun Lee ’17 interpreted for North Korean defector Lee Young Guk at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.

Smith Student Interprets for North Korean Defector

Features March 3, 2016 at 9:04 am 0 comments

  Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor  While abroad, Smithies often find excitement, but Joo Eun Lee ’17 participated in a more important enterprise than she expected when she was asked to act as an interpreter for North Korean defector and former bodyguard of Kim Jong Il, Lee Young Guk. GukRead More

Photo courtesy of TAUK | TAUK describes the band’s sound as “instrumental rock fusion.”

TAUK to Play Pearl Street Nightclub

Arts February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Laura Green ’18 Assistant Arts Editor It’s hard to define TAUK. Their music transcends and defies strict genre classifications. As it explores multiple directions and sounds. They “don’t limit” themselves, as TAUK’s keyboardist A.J. Carter explained. The self-described “instrumental rock fusion” band, which will perform at Northampton’s Pearl StreetRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Elizabeth McGrady ’16, studio art and math double major, created a project based on an experience she had in a remote Scottish island.

The Artist’s Corner: Elizabeth McGrady ’16

Arts February 25, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

  Becca Damante ’18 Arts Edtior This week The Sophian interviews senior studio art and math double major Elizabeth McGrady ’16 about her work in the visual arts. What project are you working on right now? My project is based on an experience I had during my Praxis internship inRead More

Smithie Documents Oral Histories at Smithsonian

Smithie Documents Oral Histories at Smithsonian

Features February 18, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

  Hira Humayun ’17 Features Editor Smithies are known for taking what they learn in the classroom, combining it with the issues they’re most passionate about and taking it out into the real world. That is exactly what Olivia Sayah ’17 did last semester during her time in Washington, D.C.Read More

The Artist’s Corner: Sophia Arnall ’17

Arts February 11, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor The MFA Thesis Dance Concert will be performed at Smith this weekend on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 13 in Theatre 14 of Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. This week, I had the chance to talk with Sophia Arnall ’17, who will beRead More

The Artist’s Corner: Kitty Lixin Lin ’16

Arts February 4, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor  The Sophian interviews Smith musicians, dancers, playwrights, actors and visual artists with current and upcoming creative projects. This week, I got a chance to sit down with theatre major Kitty Lixin Lin ’16, who is starring in a solo performance of “4.48 PSYCHOSIS” by SarahRead More

Interview with Alumna and Author Jan English Leary

Features December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Eleanor Igwe ’17 Contributing Writer Last month, I had the chance to talk to Smith alumna and author Jan English Leary ’72, who visited Broadside Books in Northampton to talk about her first novel, “Thicker Than Blood.”  Leary has been published in The Literary Review and Pleiades among others, andRead More

Interview with Alfred Babo, Visiting Global Scholar at Smith College

Features November 12, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Isabelle Fitzpatrick ’18 Contributing Writer What is your background? What brought you to Smith? I am a visiting scholar on campus at Smith College. I arrived here in January 2012 as a Scholar at Risk. Scholars at Risk is an organization that advocates for helping faculty and scholars who areRead More

1000 Miles Later: An Interview with Vanessa Carlton

Arts October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Becca Damante ’17 Arts Editor On Oct. 23, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton released her fifth studio album, “Liberman,” to critical acclaim. In advance of her show at the Iron Horse in Northampton on Dec. 4, I had the chance to talk to her about her new album and some ofRead More