Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming

The Sherwood Gazette has posted an article about Mackenzie Bradley ’12 and her plan swim the English Channel next year.  We know Smithies are driven, but wow that is hardcore!  Recently, Bradley participated in the Endurance Swim up the Willamette River, where she placed third in the 11.67 mile swimming race.   Right now she swims 10,000 yards a day, with plans to swim for six hours in water below 16 degrees celsius so that she can qualify to cross the Channel.  We at Smith’d just wanted to wish Mackenzie the best of luck on this ambitious endeavor because it is totally, totally awesome that a member of the Smith community is taking on such a challenge.  Bravo!

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APPLES to APPLES?

Credit to LadySmithd

Now it is Mountain Day! You’ve woken up early, run through the halls, picked your apples, and now you have a pile of apples as high as the freaking mountain itself.  Now what?

Do we eat the 50 apples that have been picked? Do you let them rot into a nasty heap in the back of your closet? (You better not)

Here are a few suggestions for what you could do with all those apples! Read the rest of this entry »


MOUNTAIN DAY

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Riot, Grrls

Quad Riot turned out to be a disgusting mess, per usual.  Good thing Smithies wouldn’t have it any other way!  Despite the rain, there was a good turn out of garbage bag-wearing ladies violently showering one other in last night’s supper.  I put myself at the mercy of old salad and jello balloons to witness one of Smith’s raddest traditions.  Only one question remains: what will become of tomorrow?  Will we wake up to find out that it is our most coveted Mountain Day?  Or will Smith just see another wacky Wednesday?  One can only hope to hear those bells…


The Clothesline Project

WHEN: Sunday, November 7th @ 7pm – November 14th

WHERE: Seelye Lawn

The Clothesline Project is an exhibit intended to break the silence around sexual assault and gender violence. It is a vehicle for people affected by sexual violence to express their emotions or share their stories by decorating shirts, which are then hung on a clothesline on Seelye Lawn. Each t-shirt can contain anything from a single thought to a whole story. All t-shirt submissions are anonymous unless the creator chooses to …sign the shirt.

There will be three t-shirt workshops to give students the opportunity to contribute to the project:
October 3, 1-3 PM in CC 003
October 16, 1-3 PM in CC 003

October 21, 3-5 PM in Seelye 109
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Get Out Your Pudding, Prepare For Battle

QUAD RIOT AT 9:15— DON’T FORGET!

We know it’s raining, but that only means you’ll get the peas out of your hair faster.  Let’s do this shit Gladiator style.


Rita Dove Poetry Reading Tomorrow

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28th @ 7:30pm

WHERE: Sweeney Concert Hall

From the News Office:

“NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Smith College will present a reading by poet Rita Dove at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Recipient of many of the nation’s highest cultural honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the NAACP Great American Artist Award and the National Humanities Medal, Dove is an American treasure. She served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, the youngest person ever to be elected to that office. As only the second African-American U.S. Poet Laureate, Dove noted in the Washington Post that her appointment was “significant in terms of the message it sends about the diversity of our culture and our literature.” Read the rest of this entry »