Author Archives: Chapel Student

Walking About Smith As Us:
Muslim Students’ Perspectives

First-year student Yacine Fall wrote the following paper for her English 118 course Youth Activism; the assignment is to write a photojournalist essay on the life of a Smith student. The topic she chose to do was looking at what … Continue reading

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Updates from Al-Iman

Al-Iman has been off to a great year! The organization hosted an Eid Dinner on October 17th to celebrate the Eid Al-Adha holiday that occurred earlier in the fall. Wadea Sakhta was the guest speaker, and there was a great … Continue reading

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Smith ServeUp 2017 Update

by Daisy Paez ’18 and Dayana Bulchand ’18 Nineteen Smith students along with about 65 from the Five Colleges, journeyed down to New Orleans this Spring Break with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to spend a week serving the city and discussing … Continue reading

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My Islam:
An Exploration of Identity

“My Islam 2017: An Exploration of Identity” was an open mic event for Muslim students and students racialized as Muslim. The program served to highlight the diverse experiences of Muslims and center those whose voices that are usually left unheard, … Continue reading

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SCJC Statement on Refugee and Muslim Ban

by the Board of the Smith College Jewish Community The Smith College Jewish Community (SCJC) stands in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s executive order banning Muslims and refugees from entering the country. This executive order, signed on Holocaust Remembrance Day, … Continue reading

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Student Advisory Board Strives for Inclusion and Advocacy

by Maya Bonner ’18 The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life’s Student Advisory Board is a group of students that gather to advise the Center on a variety of things. Part of our job is to help plan events, like … Continue reading

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Fun Time before Crunch Time
Pet-A-Pet Day Spring 2016

Many students met on the Helen Hills Hills Chapel Lawn last Wednesday for the purpose of petting fuzzy heads, also known as Pet-A-Pet Day. The event is held usually around midterms in the fall, and near finals in the spring. … Continue reading

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Understanding Quaker Worship

by Nora Turriago ‘16 Sitting in an hour of silence might not be the typical way to spend a weekend morning. But that’s exactly what I did on Sunday at the Northampton Friends Meeting. Quaker worship is based on silent … Continue reading

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Smith College Festival of Sound and Space

by Nora Turriago ‘16 There is no better way to recharge from a hectic day than by listening to the relaxing sounds of the guitar. That’s exactly what I did last Wednesday, when I attended the Athens Guitar Duo concert, … Continue reading

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Finding Zen in the Art Museum

by Nora Turriago ‘16 It isn’t every day that one gets the opportunity to practice yoga in an art museum. This past Friday, however, I found myself carrying my yoga mat into the Brown Fine Arts Center, as part of … Continue reading

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