Category Archives: Student Articles

DACA Discourse and Action Panel highlights student voices

Many students, some Smithies included, have found themselves in the midst of political upheaval since President Trump’s move to rescind DACA. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protects eligible youth from deportation. The administrative program implemented in 2012 by … Continue reading

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SCJC celebrates Shabbat and fans the “radical flame”

The Smith College Jewish Community is an inviting and engaged group on campus, and they’re in the midst of hosting an array of events. SCJC recently hosted a special Shabbat service open to all; University of Massachusetts alum Molly Bajgot … Continue reading

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Teach-In on Gun Violence

The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life co-sponsored School Violence Prevention Teaching and Learning Day on Thursday, an initiative led by President Kathleen McCartney. President McCartney opened the central event of the day, a discussion panel, after recognizing that mass … Continue reading

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Reflections of the Sacred:
Interfaith Lunch

“United we stand, divided we fall” Students gathered together Tuesday afternoon over a delicious meal of soup and salad at the Interfaith Lunch. Center for Religious & Spiritual Life Director Matilda Rose Cantwell facilitated a meeting that aligned with the spirit … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Compassion Event Series

Sophomores Shailee Shah ‘20, Shana Fletcher ‘20, and Mira Schueler ‘20 have hosted two of their three “Cooking Up Compassion” events with great success! The complex topic of compassion is investigated with peers over a delicious meal. The thoughtful event … Continue reading

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Animal Advocates prepare for Meatless March

The Animal Advocates group is promoting Meatless March at Smith College! Animal Advocates aims to promote animal justice through a lens of intersectionality. The US movement for animal justice has faced criticism for being “white-washed.” Shelby Kim ‘18, who leads … Continue reading

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First-year Smithie leads Jewish education workshops

First-year Sarah Biskowitz is leading an impressive initiative: religious learning workshops for Jewish-identified Smithies! Even though Sarah has only been here for a semester, she is already establishing strong roots in the community. Assisting Hebrew school teacher Emily Brocks, a … Continue reading

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Smithies speak to religious identity at the Contemporary Women in Islam conference

“You don’t have to be a voice for the voiceless, just pass the mic.” – Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Author of Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip Hop in the United States Smith College is home to a host of students … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Festivities at Smith

To prepare for the Christmas season and wrap up fall semester, a number of events took place at Smith and in the surrounding area including the annual Christmas Vespers concert in John M. Greene Hall, an advent dinner in the … Continue reading

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CSO Volunteers at the Northampton Craft Fair

Smith students volunteered for the annual Northampton Craft Fair over the weekend of December 2-3. Artists came from all across New England to sell their work, and an entrance fee was charged to those who wanted to browse. The proceeds … Continue reading

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