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Staff Editorial

Don’t forget the Davis Scholars

tablished to educate women in a society that preferred to educate men. As American society warmed up to women’s education, Wellesley began was already a pioneer in other ways. Our institution created a continuing education program for nontraditional students so that they too could receive a Wellesley undergraduate degree. The Davis Scholars fill a unique

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

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing about Ms. Yaxue Cao’s letter in The Wellesley News, which continues to make false and defamatory statements against me. She also wrote Why Is a Math Professor at Wellesley So Hard Hitting against an Economics Professor Fired by Peking University. These articles contain false information, mischaracterization and political character

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I am writing about Ms. Yaxue Cao’s letter in The Wellesley News, which continues to make false and defamatory statements against me. She also wrote Why Is a Math Professor at Wellesley So Hard Hitting against an Economics Professor Fired by Peking University. These articles contain false information, mischaracterization and political character

Don’t forget the Davis Scholars

tablished to educate women in a society that preferred to educate men. As American society warmed up to women’s education, Wellesley began was already a pioneer in other ways. Our institution created a continuing education program for nontraditional students so that they too could receive a Wellesley undergraduate degree. The Davis Scholars fill a unique

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

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

Skipping the stem cell step

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a way to convert human skin cells directly to the specific type of neuron that is affected by Huntington’s disease in the brain. The technique skips over the stem cell phase that people generally associate with being able to reprogram adult cells

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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

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“Wellesley World Cup” celebrates cultures through food and performance

Small soccer balls and multicolored light equipment were carefully placed on the edge of the Jewett auditorium’s stage last Friday evening. The stage’s black backdrop consisted of a soccer ball logo of the “Wellesley 2014 World Cup” surrounded by quote bubbles with the phrase “I won” written in different languages from around the world. “Good

Arts in the news

Museums The Picasso Museum reopened this week following renovations that more than doubled its size. The renovations, finished years past the predicted completion date, have been notorious for the intrigue they’ve inspired. The museum, housed in a Baroque mansion, needed a progressively larger budget that resulted in, if anything, slower renovations. These roadblocks inspired dramatic

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

David Fincher delivers dark thrills and uneasy ending in “Gone Girl”

David Fincher’s film adaptation of the novel “Gone Girl” is as exciting as a murder-mystery thriller gets. In other words, to watch this film is to ensure two-and-a-half hours of a nail biting, chilling and at times even sickening experience. At first, the film seems like a game of Clue. Nick Dunne comes home to

Sports and Wellness

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Wellesley Fresh cooks recipes from home on campus

Dining halls feature several vegan and vegetarian dishes this year The aroma of pumpkin muffins, minted green risotto and minestrone au potiron greeted students in dining halls last Wednesday as chefs cooked these dishes for the “Recipes from Home” event. Wellesley Fresh received about 30 recipes from both students and parents for the event this

Nathalie Gruet ’15

Nathalie Gruet ’15, from nearby Acton, Massachusetts, has been playing field hockey since junior high. As center middie for Wellesley, she was named NEWMAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week in September, leading the Blue to several victories this season. The Boston Globe noted her performance on Oct. 12 for her then lead in

Boston Sports Update

Bruins (NHL) Though the Bruins had a rocky start to their season, losing three games in a row during the first two weeks of play, they handily defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Toronto on Saturday. The clear MVP for the Bruins was defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who had two assists and one goal. Saturday’s

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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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