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Staff Editorial

Work-study students face stress due to flawed employment policies

Wellesley work-study students continue to have difficulty finding jobs on campus, despite the efforts of the Student Employment Committee and the information provided by last fall’s College Government survey about work-study. The Wellesley News published an article in October 2013 reporting the results of the College Government survey that shed light on common problems students

Senate Report

10/21

Senate gets ready for College Government Ideafest College Government (CG) will host Ideafest, formerly known as Hackathon, next Monday, Oct. 27 in Tishman Commons. The event is open to the entire campus community and is structured as a brainstorming session. Over dinner, Senators and students together will brainstorm ideas for potential College Government projects that

Nation & World

10/22

Obama appoints “Ebola czar” to manage U.S. outbreaks President Obama has appointed Ron Klain to manage the response to Ebola incidents in the United States on a federal level, making sure that all national agencies responsible for part of the response are coordinated and making timely decisions. According to CNN, Klain is a well-respected crisis-response

Opinions

On Charles Bu’s Falsehoods

I was shocked, but not surprised, to read Professor Charles Bu’s personal attack on me in the last issue of The Wellesley News. His diatribe contains at least three basic falsehoods about the history of events at Wellesley College and my role in them. The first concerns his statement that I accused him of being

Letter to the Editor

To the Editors, Even now, so far away from the comfort of the campus, whenever I meet a fellow Wellesley woman, there is an immediate and ineffable bond with them; a nod and a smile, asking about dorms and professors. We know what we went through because we have both experienced the crucible on the

Work-study students face stress due to flawed employment policies

Wellesley work-study students continue to have difficulty finding jobs on campus, despite the efforts of the Student Employment Committee and the information provided by last fall’s College Government survey about work-study. The Wellesley News published an article in October 2013 reporting the results of the College Government survey that shed light on common problems students

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 first drafts of literature’s finest first lines

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. And that a lady in possession of some hit novels must be doing just fine on her own – better than fine. Okay, Mother? Do you

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

10/22

Dance Ballerina Wendy Whelan gave her farewell performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday night after 30 years with the company. Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky designed Whelan’s farewell piece to focus on her attributes as a dancer, in particular, the lines of her legs, her strong face and her ability to convey emotions ranging

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

Courtesy of Annie Schnitzer ’18

Strong performance spurs promising outlook for Wellesley crew

One of Wellesley’s largest and most successful varsity teams is the crew team, which is made up of 34 athletes who show their dedication to the sport year-round. The workout regimen is strenuous: The team members all complete two workouts a day, one in the early morning on the Charles River, followed by another in

Courtesy of Priyanka Fouda '16 and Mary Keenan '17

Mary Keenan ’17 and Priyanka Fouda ’16

Priyanka Fouda ’16 and Mary Keenan ’17 have led the Wellesley cross country team to a strong first half of the season, including a tenth Seven Sisters Championship on Saturday where Fouda and Keenan finished first and third respectively. The pair has run every race this season within eight seconds of each other and has

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

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Creative options for vegan snacking

Whether you’re in between classes, buckling down for a long study session or simply hanging out in your room, snacking tends to be an essential part of college life. Vegan diets make snacking slightly more difficult than grabbing whatever food is in front of you, but there are still plenty of options available for a

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