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Staff Editorial

Conserve North 40: a land without a price tag

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court allowed Wellesley College to lift the selling restrictions created by its founder, Henry Durant, on North 40 in May. North 40 is a triangular 46-acre parcel of land that Wellesley plans to sell together with Rollins Lot to raise much-needed funding for academic initiatives such as Campus Renewal. However, residents

Senate Report

SENATE REPORT

Cabinet to reform Senate policies for next year Newly elected college government president Hana Glasser ’15 announced in senate this Monday that senators will be required to dedicate more of their time to their positions next year. According to Glasser, Senate is a “incubator of ideas” at its best, but at its worst, can become

Nation & World

Nation & World

New makeup of federal appeals courts may help cement Obama’s legacy Nine of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals have shifted from being majority Republican-appointed to majority Democrat-appointed as Obama fills slots on the benches. The ideological change could impact the outcome of the legal challenges to Obama’s controversial healthcare, immigration and clean air laws.

Opinions

Rethinking domestic violence: what we must learn from Ray Rice case

We’ve all heard the news by now. On Feb. 16 of this year, Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice punched his then-fiance in an elevator after the two got into an argument, dropping her to the floor. Rice was later indicted for third-degree aggravated assault, and a video was released showing the player dragging his future

Letter to the Editor

To the editors: As Wellesley College students return to school for the 2014-2015 academic year, they arrive at the scene of debate over the future of the college-owned 46-acres of woodlands bordered by Route 135, Turner Road and Weston Road, known to town residents as the North 40.  With hopes to raise funds toward on-campus

Conserve North 40: a land without a price tag

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court allowed Wellesley College to lift the selling restrictions created by its founder, Henry Durant, on North 40 in May. North 40 is a triangular 46-acre parcel of land that Wellesley plans to sell together with Rollins Lot to raise much-needed funding for academic initiatives such as Campus Renewal. However, residents

The audacity of hopelessly standing by: Obama’s foreign policy failure

In the last few months, President Barack Obama has come under fire by members of both parties regarding what many see as a passive approach to significant world events. Russian aggression in Ukraine and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) reign of terror in the Middle East had little immediate effect on

Features

Ebola vaccine trials begin testing on humans

A new Ebola vaccine was tested on humans after a successful trial on monkeys, the results of which were published in the Nature Medicine journal last week. The vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Swiss biotechnology company Okairos, works by injecting genetic fragments of Ebola into healthy cells. Though this

Ebola vaccine trials begin testing on humans

A new Ebola vaccine was tested on humans after a successful trial on monkeys, the results of which were published in the Nature Medicine journal last week. The vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Swiss biotechnology company Okairos, works by injecting genetic fragments of Ebola into healthy cells. Though this

Arts

“Boyhood” movie spans a lifetime in 165 minutes

Boyhood is a particularly literal interpretation of the coming of age genre. Shot over a twelve year span, Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, follows Mason through his adolescence and early adulthood. The most obviously impressive aspect of this film is the ability for the audience to see the cast age for over a decade. Whereas

Arts in the News

Folk Music Eddie Adcock won this year’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, a distinction which entails a $50,000 cash prize. Adcock, 76, a past Grammy Award nominee, began his career sharing the stage with bluegrass musicians like Bill Monroe. He later joined  Country Gentlemen, a pioneering bluegrass group that toured and

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

“Boyhood” movie spans a lifetime in 165 minutes

Boyhood is a particularly literal interpretation of the coming of age genre. Shot over a twelve year span, Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, follows Mason through his adolescence and early adulthood. The most obviously impressive aspect of this film is the ability for the audience to see the cast age for over a decade. Whereas

Sports

Jessica Lee '18, Contributing Photographer

Blue varsity cross country, field hockey and golf optimistic about season ahead

As the weather cools down, fall sports teams are excited to enter the heart of their season. A number of contests have already taken place between New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and Liberty League opponents, leaving Blue cross country, field hockey and golf teams hopeful about the season’s prospects. The cross country

Soojin Jeong '17, Photography Editor

Andjela Stojkovic ’17

Andjela Stojkovic ’17 is one of five sophomores on the Wellesley tennis team who helped create a promising future for Wellesley tennis. The young team won the Seven Sisters Championship last season and came in second in the NEWMAC championship. This season, they have won three of their five matches, and show a lot of

BLEACHER FEATURE: A conversation with Wellesley’s Athlete of the Week

By Emily Bary ’14  Staff Writer Wendy Nettleton ’17 first learned to play lacrosse from her sister, who served as her coach and assigned her to play goalie in middle school. Nettleton did a good job in goal so she stuck with the position in high school and college. She was the starting goalie in two

Crew dominates in regatta against Washington College

By  JINGLAN WANG ’16 Contributing Writer   Every year, for spring break, the crew team travels to Chestertown, Md. to train on the home waters of Washington College for six and half hours a day — three and a half hours at dawn and three hours in the late afternoon. After months of being unable

Eating vegan on the meal plan

he veganism movement is gaining traction and increased media attention, with its reach extending far beyond West Coast hippie culture. Even Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology, has turned to veganism to reduce his LDL cholesterol levels and reduce his chances of getting heart attack. Whether you choose to

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK

By ANNE LIU ’17 Sports Editor Temperatures are heating up, so we should all get on out there! Winter has been long and dreary and the warm weather comes with tons of perks, which include the ability to participate in this week’s workout. If you’re in the workout mood, you can start with a jog

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