Coming Up…Weaving Voices Monologues

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brought to you by Weaving Voices

about the event….

Each year there is an increase of domestic students of color entering Smith College. But what have been their individualized and shared experiences during the last four years? What are their stories?

In a society that privileges white, upper-middle class, heterosexual, able-bodied wo/men, dominant ideologies and people write stories on our bodies about and for us, without ever asking us to speak. This was evident in Anne Spurzem’s Letter to the Editor in The Sophian, where she wrote a narrative specifically about students of color, without ever asking us about our Smith experience(s). The Weaving Voices Monologues seek to share the stories written and told by students of color; to celebrate and honor the labor and struggles that it took to survive and thrive within the last four years; and to pass on our lived experiences as knowledge to future generations. It is not, however, our responsibility to represent all students of color; we can only speak for ourselves. We may share similar struggles shaped by systems of oppression but we are not tokens of the communities with which we identify. These are our stories, our experiences and our knowledge shaped not only by race/ethnicity, but also by class, gender, sexuality, etc. We are leaving evidence for those who come after us, passing on “that there are other ways to live–past survival; past isolation.”

when?: This Friday, April 19th, at 9PM

where?: Campus Center Carroll Room

cost: free!

Facebook event page can be found here!

Please share and encourage all to come!

note…This is not an open mic.


Potty Problemz

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I have a recurring problem with getting sprayed in the face by toilet water. Last week, as I finished a long morning of monotone lectures, I made my way to the bathroom on the first floor of Seelye. As I peed, I noticed the walls of the stall had water all over them. At this point, I should have had the sense to not do what I did next which was flush the toilet without shielding myself. When I flushed, my face and hair were sprayed with a lovely mix of urine and toilet water, and the walls were sprayed (again) as well. The pale golden liquid now wafting its scent off my face was not exactly the Eau de Toilette I had in mind when I put on my perfume that morning. Though sad, I found this ordeal to be one of the funniest things that’s happened to me in a while.

A few days later, I was sprayed TWICE by two different toilets in my house. I’m not sure if toilet spraying is a common issue at Smith, or if the toilet spirits are trying to fuck with me, but either way I am simultaneously disgusted and extremely amused.

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COMING UP…FREE Night at Your Museum

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from Shama Rahman ’13

brought to you by Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

what’s this all about?: The SCMA is hosting its first ever student-only event this Friday to commemorate the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition in the Museum right now. Commemorating 100 years of Asian art in the Museum’s collection, the Collecting Art of Asia exhibition includes Traditional, Contemporary, Prints from 1950 to the present, as well as Video Art.

why should I go?: This is a chance to celebrate the art of Asia with a free, student-only event at YOUR Museum! The night will also feature Asian appetizers by Tryon Common starting at 7pm (om nom), performances by EKTA and Smith’s K-Pop Dance Crew at 8:30 (fun!), music by WOZQ all night long, and calligraphy and Origami-making.

when?: Friday, February 22nd, from  7 to 10 PM

where?: Smith College Museum of Art

cost: free!

Any questions? More information can be found here.

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Coming Up…Smith Music Collective Presents: SMC Serenade

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Get your groove on this Valentine’s Day with Smith Music Collective Presents: SMC Serenade, whether you’re with someone (or someones), ridin’ solo, or anywhere in between.

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COMING UP…The Vagina Monologues

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Smithies, V-Day is quickly approaching. And you know I’m not talking about any Hallmark bullshit.

from Kyla Prior ’14, Chair and Director of Smith College V-Day/The Vagina Monologues ’12-’13

brought to you by Smith College V-Day 2013

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The End of Fall ’12 (in .Gifs)

So, as pinktaco123 mentioned, we kinda dropped off the face of Smith College midway through last semester.

And I know all of you are like…
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But really we ARE sorry :(
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BUT we’re back now! So let’s bring up to speed on the end of 2012.

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Brand new track from Gondola featuring Smith College Alums ’11

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It seems like a lot of Smith alumnae are making waves in the music scene these days. From Noteables alum Merrill Garbus of Tuneyards to Northampton’s very own Potty Mouth, Smith is finally, finally turning out some excellent music. We received word that alums Kate Meizner ’11 (Smith’d co-founded) and Bella Yeager ’11 are about to release a 7″ with their Brooklyn-based project Gondola, a male-fronted indie pop quintet with melodies equipped for an Apple commercial.

Today they released their first track “Liberty Flats” off Gondola’s “We Are the Map” 7″, due out this March. Give it a listen!

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