First annual Multicultural Week begins

By Mackenzie Farkus Staff Writer Simmons College’s first annual Multicultural Week kicked off  on Monday, March 27 with help from the Multiculturalism and Inclusion Council and other student organizations on campus. “Planning [this week] was really exciting,” Danna Leal, a first-year, said. “Since it’s the first annual week, we had a lot of freedom in…

Hawaii blocks Trump’s new travel ban

By Lisa Nault Staff Writer On March 15, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald J. Trump’s revised travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson stated that the ban still discriminates based on nationality in his 43 page ruling. Judge Watson declared that there was significant evidence of religious animosity in the ban…

Callie Crossley discusses fake news in ‘Unreality Check’

By Mackenzie Farkus Staff Writer As part of the Simmons College 2016/2017 Friars Leaders Program, journalist and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Callie Crossley  came to discuss the spread of fake news in contemporary society. Students, faculty, and other community members gathered to hear Crossley give her lecture titled “Unreality Check: Journalism in the Era of…