Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

I have an unending soft-spot for parody videos! Especially ones made by Smithies! Here is the original: And here is the Smith parody, by the Korean American Students at Smith club!


I recently heard through the grapevine that Kirby Capen ’07 passed away from cancer in January. Her family kept a blog for her called KirbyStrong to provide family and friends with updates. The blog also became a tool to collect literally thousands of paper cranes that were folded for Kirby. After Kirby’s death, her family […]


Well, of course you can go back to college at Reunion. But Becky ’02 of the Inquisitive Hippo has taken it one step further — she has arranged a song from Avenue Q for fellow Glee Clubbers, musicians, and other Smith singers to sing at reunion! Here’s her post: This weekend marks 10 years since […]


Can’t help but love this comic from xkcd:


While sifting through the Google reader that I keep of all the Smith alum blogs, I stumbled across some incredible words from Smithies around their uteri. In light of all the discussion going on about rights and bodies, I thought it would be meaningful to share these personal stories. In my mind, these are the […]


Anonymous ’99 writes at My, you have really put on weight! about maternal hair dynamics: Mom hasn’t told me yet this morning that I’ve put on weight, but she has told me that my hair looks better down. Mom rarely misses an opportunity to tell me that my hair doesn’t look better in a different […]


Two beautiful images of spring (both watercolors, I believe): From Gellatinous Laser by Charrow ’04: From Zina Dreams by Rebecca ’02:


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, here are some Smithie bloggers writing about their involvement in this now century-old organization: Phred ’04 writes about a childhood memory of a creative, girl-scout-inspired project gone awry: I decided that I should try the project my girl scout day camp counselors discussed: making earrings […]


Emma ’03 writes at Emmasota: My soul needs a salad. I’ve been feeling a little unsettled these days. Two months ago, I shared my intention for the winter season: to let things percolate. I’m usually so eager to dive into the next thing, to set the next goal, but this time, the goal was not […]


Many congrats to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 for winning an Oscar! Sharmeen won for her documentary “Saving Face” about women in Pakistan whose faces are deliberately burned by acid. It’s interesting to note that Smith played a role in helping Sharmeen on her path—she was a fellow at the Kahn Institute, which provided funding for her […]



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