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Staff Editorial

Solidarity with Hong Kong student protestors

Student protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong this past Oct. 1 on the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in 1949. As the peaceful “Occupy Central” protesters shielded themselves from tear gas with umbrellas, they unintentionally coined the term “Umbrella Revolution,” an ironic name for their month-long struggle against the oppressive Chinese government.

Senate Report

10/8

Senate continues research on OneCards Senate Policy and Ethics Committee (SPEC) chair Katelyn Campbell ’17 has continued her investigation on how OneCards at Wellesley can be improved and has been in contact with Library and Technology Services (LTS). LTS is currently considering extending the use of OneCards to the laundry machines, which would allow students

Nation & World

10/8

Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases, allow unions in five states The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear five major cases on same-sex marriage, implicitly upholding the appeals court rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin. The decision sparked a wave of gay and lesbian couples who

Opinions

Solidarity with Hong Kong student protestors

Student protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong this past Oct. 1 on the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in 1949. As the peaceful “Occupy Central” protesters shielded themselves from tear gas with umbrellas, they unintentionally coined the term “Umbrella Revolution,” an ironic name for their month-long struggle against the oppressive Chinese government.

Letter to the Editor

To The Wellesley News Editorial Staff, I have been at Wellesley College for 50 years with over 40 years in the physics department and have never seen the College behave in such a manner as recently in the proposed sale of the North 40. As examples: (1)  Presenting essentially a fait accompli last week in

Solidarity with Hong Kong student protestors

Student protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong this past Oct. 1 on the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in 1949. As the peaceful “Occupy Central” protesters shielded themselves from tear gas with umbrellas, they unintentionally coined the term “Umbrella Revolution,” an ironic name for their month-long struggle against the oppressive Chinese government.

Republicans must include more women in party base

Marilinda Garcia, a congressional candidate running in New Hampshire’s second district, is well on her way to becoming the new darling of the Republican Party. As a woman of Spanish heritage, she is the epitome of what the Republican Party tries (and often fails) to attract. To conservatives, her candidacy is proof that the Republican

Features

The viroid: a messenger of pre-historic life

An average human being is made up of about 3.2 billion nucleotide pairs of genetic material and an average flu virus is made up of about 14,000 nucleotides. But the viroid, the newly interpreted viral structure, is made up of only 400 nucleotides, making it one-eightieth the size of a virus, according to plant pathologists

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Student ignores emails, shunned by student body

Not a single member of the Wellesley College student body has spoken to Liona Lionne ’18 in two weeks, after she ignored her email for six hours during the day. In an impressive demonstration of collaboration and organization, all the students on campus worked together to successfully ignore the Email Ignorer. The Wellesley community has

Arts

Upstage’s “Peter Pan” promises a “playful, minimalist” approach

Carrington O’Brion ’15 has wanted to direct “Peter Pan” ever since she first saw the show when she was five years old. Now, as director of Upstage’s fall production of “Peter Pan,” she has the chance to bring that goal to fruition. Upstage is Wellesley College’s student theater organization and prides itself on the fact

Arts in the News

Architecture An $84 million subsidized housing complex in New York City, already notable for its avant-garde architecture, is also set to feature a children’s museum. The Sugar Hill Development, at 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue located in Upper Manhattan, was designed by marquee British architect David Adjaye. New York Magazine describes the building as

arts shows

Fall TV preview: what to watch out for

Romance: People are going to bang, and we’re going to talk about it. Watch: “A to Z” NBC, premieres Oct. 2 Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. I’m a little nervous to recommend this because it comes off as a TV show version of “500 Days of Summer.” But as with the movie, I was disarmingly charmed

New project from Julian Casablancas builds on The Strokes’ success

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz are an American band consisting of lead vocalist Julian Casablancas, guitarists Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai, bass guitarist Jacob Bercovici, drummer Alex Carapetis and keyboard player Jeff Kite. They released their debut album “Tyranny” on Sept. 23, on Julian Casablancas’s own label, Cult Records. This “experimental” album is difficult to

Sports and Wellness

Bates, Bae Pao Lu Chow and Pomeroy dining halls will serve several new international dishes this week.

Wellesley Fresh, Slater collaborate on adding international recipes to menus

This fall, Wellesley’s dining halls are boasting a diverse collection of international dishes. The initiative started last spring, when Wellesley Fresh began researching recipes from around the world right here on campus at the Slater International Center. The two organizations began a mutually beneficial collaboration in which members of the College’s international student body worked

Courtesy of Claire Cerda '15

Claire Cerda ’15

Claire Cerda ’15 is one of three captains of the Wellesley soccer team. Cerda, who hails from Miami, Florida, has played goalie for Wellesley for the past four years, and was named the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 15. In that week’s game against the Lesley University Lynx on Sept. 10, Cerda

Red Sox, Patriots, Revolution post tight scores over weekend

Red Sox (MLB) Despite winning the 2013 World Series, the Boston Red Sox have endured a post-championship slump this season. As of Monday, their win-loss record was 67-88, putting them in last place for the American League East and 25.5 games back for the Wild Card spot in the playoffs. Unfortunately, back-to-back World Series titles

Boston bites: the vegan edition

Eating vegan on the meal plan is completely doable, but a change in cuisine can provide some variety to your diet. Over the past two years, I have discovered a few restaurants that serve solely vegetarian and/or vegan options, so that eating out with omnivorous friends does not have to be an ordeal. Here are

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