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Staff Editorial

Wellesley lacks forums for campus-wide discussion

Wellesley attracts students who are deeply passionate about and readily jump into conversations about issues of race, gender and discrimination. Our eagerness to voice opinions about controversial campus issues distinguishes us as a student body and points out room for improvement to the college community and administration. The dispersed online discussions of many events demonstrates

Senate Report

11/19

SLS to seek alternative funding in budget The Student Leadership Stipend (SLS) is an initiative that aims to eliminate financial barriers to leadership positions on campus by awarding Residence Assistants (RAs), House Presidents (HPs) and Cabinet members on financial aid with stipends. SLS has been funded for the last four years by the ballot initiative.

Nation & World

11/19

Obama to take executive action on immigration President Obama is preparing to take executive action that will prevent the deportation of up to five million undocumented immigrants. The plan will distribute deportation deferrals and work permits to people whose children are American citizens or legal permanent residents. It would not provide them any formal legal

Opinions

Controversial opinions on Israel/Palestine remain necessary

Over the past few weeks, conversations about Israel and Palestine at Wellesley have escalated, receiving both national and international coverage. Articles in Haaretz, a leading Israeli newspaper, and the Boston Globe have focused on recent changes facing the Jewish community at Wellesley, which includes the creation of the Wellesley chapter of Students for Justice in

Letter to the Editor

To the editors: The President’s Advisory Committee on Gender and Wellesley has been charged to examine the question of what it means to be a women’s college in the 21st century. In this exploration, the Committee will focus most immediately on two areas: future policies on admission and graduation. The Committee’s work is to research

Wellesley lacks forums for campus-wide discussion

Wellesley attracts students who are deeply passionate about and readily jump into conversations about issues of race, gender and discrimination. Our eagerness to voice opinions about controversial campus issues distinguishes us as a student body and points out room for improvement to the college community and administration. The dispersed online discussions of many events demonstrates

Go vote, millennial!

In 2008, millennials swept President Obama into office by turning out to vote in unprecedented numbers and did so again in 2012. The record turnout among millennials in both of these elections sent forth the message that we are the deciding factor in an election. Fast forward two years, we find ourselves at the 2014

Features

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Innovative harness will allow dogs and humans to communicate

If a dog is man’s best friend, the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog harness could bring canines and humans closer than ever before. Created by researchers at North Carolina State University, the Cyber-Enhanced Working Dog harness allows for communication between dogs and humans by means of a computer. Not only does the harness, which is black and

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Wellesley College student has won everything

The College announced Tuesday that Aya Ayye ’15 has finally won everything that she could possibly win as an undergraduate student. The neuroscience and political science double major, who is also pre-med with three other unofficial majors, has won 243 awards in every single department at Wellesley, MIT and the outside world. She has won

Arts

Heartfelt, ‘anxious’ tales told at WZLY Story Slam

The origin of oral storytelling is almost impossible to pinpoint: tribes sat around the night fire and thrilled large audiences in ancient cultures. While this art form has lost presence in modern culture today to more complex forms of storytelling like films, novels or plays, it is making a comeback and a popular one at

11/12

Music “Live at Smalls,” a collection of vintage-style soul jazz from the new record label SmallsLive, is one of several albums released by the label this week. SmallsLive is one of several new, notable labels to have grown out of the New York City jazz scene, often featuring recordings live in the clubs where they

Comedian Megan Amram talks feminism and her book “Science… for Her!”

Ladies – have you ever wondered which religion is right for your body type? Or why, scientifically, women can’t drive? Megan Amram, comedian and writer for NBC’s Parks and Recreation, answers both questions and more that fill a woman’s brain in her new satirical faux-textbook, “Science… for Her!” After graduating from Harvard in 2010, Amram

Boston Ballet debuts an enchanting ‘Swan Lake’

The Boston Ballet’s creative director, Mikko Nissinen, recently decided it was time to present one of the highlights of their 51st year: the ultimate classical ballet, Swan Lake. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 17, the Boston Ballet performed Swan Lake, starring Misa Kuranaga as Odette and Odile. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is been one of the

Sports and Wellness

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Boston Celtics look ahead to exciting season

Even if you are not an NBA basketball fan, you have probably heard of the Boston Celtics. They are a world-famous franchise and have been home to multiple iconic basketball legends including Bill Russell and Larry Bird. They also have a long dynasty of success, with a total of 17 NBA Championships under their name

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Athlete of the Week: Lucy Hurlock ’17

Wellesley field hockey finished off one of their most successful seasons ever this weekend at the NCAA tournament in Salisbury, MD. The Blue started in the second round of the tournament defeating Juniata College 3-0 on Saturday. On Sunday, they moved on to the third round, narrowly losing to host Salisbury University 0-1. Throughout Blue

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Boston Celtics look ahead to exciting season

Even if you are not an NBA basketball fan, you have probably heard of the Boston Celtics. They are a world-famous franchise and have been home to multiple iconic basketball legends including Bill Russell and Larry Bird. They also have a long dynasty of success, with a total of 17 NBA Championships under their name

11/4

Scott Jurek, the famous ultramarathoner, holds the American record of 165 miles run in 24 hours. I’m not saying that’s because of his vegan diet, but as he attests in his hit book, “Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness,” it certainly helped. Brendan Brazier, a pro Ironman triathlete, adopted a vegan diet

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