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Men Cannot Be Puffy Painted

Men Cannot Be Puffy Painted

By: Miss C My darling Sweet Briar denizens, I confess to the most unspeakable of sins- I. Loathe. Puffy Paint. I loathe everything about it- the unreasonable amount of time it takes to dry, the obnoxious looking colors, even the way it smells when I walk into a room that is equal parts room spray […]

Equal Opportunities For Minors?

Equal Opportunities For Minors?

By: Emily Weiland ’15  I’ve got a simple new metric for figuring out whether a person’s ethical arguments are worth my time: what protections should be in place for children? When I say children, I mean legal minors: humans who, wherever they’re living, do not have quite the same rights and responsibilities as adults do. […]

Medicare Revamped

Medicare Revamped

By: Julie Moorhead ’13 When most college students see the word “Medicare,” it’s not exactly a word that catches their attention, but it is a program that should be paid attention to by all Americans and not just senior citizens. Senators Tom Coburn, R-OK, and Richard Burr, R-NC, are introducing a new Medicare recovery bill […]


Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012

By: Mary Kate Patterson ’13 On Febuary 13th Elle held its 15th annual Style Awards in London, and the most prestigious among the awards presented was the International Designer of the Year award, won by designer Sarah Burton, head of the design team behind the Alexander McQueen line. She and her team are most well […]

The Year of Adele and Other Ridiculous Grammy Moments

The Year of Adele and Other Ridiculous Grammy Moments

By: Wendy Sivik ’14 I wish I could get through this article without making it about the Grammy’s, but as the industry-proclaimed “biggest night in music” how could I? The awards show, presented on CBS on Sunday the twelfth, can only be described as ridiculous. Ridiculous-ness number one: The hype of Adele. The first time […]

Hot to Trot

Hot to Trot

By: Sarah Hibler ’14 During the past couple weeks, Sweet Briar’s Riding Program has had many individual successes in the IHSA show world.  In the last article, the girls were prepping for the Randolph IHSA show and the SBC home show.  Many Vixens had great starts to the season, including  Katie Bradshaw ’15, Katie Drake […]


A New Generation of Leaders

A New Generation of Leaders

By: Corinne Adams ’12 Sweet Briar College’s Leadership Conference brought over 125 aspiring leaders to campus on Saturday, January 28th, giving students a chance to learn the art of management from those with industry experience. The 2012 conference, in its 15th year of existence, was organized entirely by students from the Leadership Certificate Program, a […]

"Folks, That Ain't Normal!" Organic Farmer Addresses SBC

“Folks, That Ain’t Normal!” Organic Farmer Addresses SBC

By: Elizabeth Hannon ’12 On Thursday January 31, Sweet Briar College hosted Joel Salatin, alternative farmer, author, and speaker.  Salatin presented his talk, “Folks, this ain’t Normal!” to a packed audience, full of both Sweet Briar students and locals from the community, interested in hearing Salatin’s unique viewpoint on modern farming and consumerism. According to […]

Washington State to Join In Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

Washington State to Join In Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

By: Imani Dickerson ’15 Same-sex marriage was first barred in the United States in 1973 by Maryland’s Family Law Act. The law, which legally defined  marriage as between a man and a woman, marked the beginning of the state-level same-sex marriage debate in America, a debate that was codified federally by the 1996 Defense of […]


Anniversary of the Egyptian Protest Movement

Anniversary of the Egyptian Protest Movement

By: Mary Kate Patterson ’13 January 25th marked the one year anniversary of the Egyptian protest movement. For a while, the movement seemed destined for success but now, as the protests and violence continue, the situation is much more complex.  After 18 days of protests at the beginning of 2011, Hosni Mubarak stepped down, handing […]

Woman to Woman Talk: SBC Health & Wellness

Woman to Woman Talk: SBC Health & Wellness

By: Dr. Rosie Lewis, DNP, ANP-BC WARNING:  Sleep deprivation may be hazardous to your health. Sleep, as we all know, is a fundamental need of the body.  Physiologically speaking, the body’s biological clock is designed in a way that regulates the 24-hour day to the basic functions of the body, including hormone secretion, fluctuations in […]

And Then There Were Four

And Then There Were Four

By: Julie Moorhead ’14 The Republican Primary elections seem more like a battleground now that the race has only four candidates. If you ask me, there isn’t a better combination of characters to add comedy and drama to the elections season as it continues to raid the political airwaves. Newt Gingrich is the loud, rash […]


Letter From The Editor

Letter From The Editor

By: McKinsey Skeens ’13 As the semester kicks off, The Voice is excited to be up and running once again! There have been several changes with our reporting processes and goals throughout the last semester, the largest being the release of our new layout.  The staff and myself are excited to see this goal come […]

What Side Are You On?

What Side Are You On?

By: Elizabeth Hannon ’12 After a three year break, Ani DiFranco returns to the independent music scene with her latest album Which Side are You On?  Critics have hailed the singer/songwriter’s latest work as a welcome return to the singer’s roots, after previous releases during the 2000s were met with mixed reviews that labeled some […]

The Trend that Keeps on Trending

The Trend that Keeps on Trending

By: Wendy Sivik ’14 There is one outfit that will never be in style, that everyone will always wear. One and only one, classic, yet hideous and an almost entirely unflattering outfit that nearly everyone in the western world has stocked up in their closet for a rainy day, a snowy day, or in my […]


Swim Team to Compete at ODAC

Swim Team to Compete at ODAC

By: McKinsey Skeens ’13 Since kicking off their season this past August, Sweet Briar’s swim team has earned a record of 8-3.  But as the season winds down, Sweet Briar hosted its final home meet of the season against Greensboro College, obtaining a 115-49 win. Prior to the start of the final meet, a ceremony […]

Hot to Trot

Hot to Trot

By: Sarah Hibler ’14 Fifteen brave Sweet Briar College riders ventured back to the pink bubble to brave the brutally cold temperatures during this season’s legging up.  The riders consisted of members from both the ANRC and IHSA riding teams.  The girls were up bright and early to ride three to five horses daily, then […]

Is Junior Week Tradition Being Cut Short?

Is Junior Week Tradition Being Cut Short?

By: Jennifer Will ’13 Rumors swept the campus in the first week of February, after administration and faculty made the decision to change the schedule of Junior Week’s festivities in an effort to accommodate all members of the Sweet Briar community. Junior Week, a celebration that takes place the week following Spring Break, is an […]


Republicans Want to Get All Up in Your Uterus

Republicans Want to Get All Up in Your Uterus

By: Emily Weiland ’15 First there are initial debates. Then the critics come out and say their bit and watch like hawks for who is favored to win. After this, the public gets in on the action, and polls are run and tabulated. But then there’s some pageantry, and the envelope is opened, and we […]

The One Love

The One Love

By: Miss C I personally believe in a great many things. I believe that at some point in time, my beloved Redskins will win more than two games in a row (I’m not hoping for Super Bowl glory, that seems like a bit much). I believe that someday capybaras will be legalized as pets. I […]

Sweet Briar’s “Teach Yourself Technology” First of its Kind

Sweet Briar’s “Teach Yourself Technology” First of its Kind

By Katarina Allen ’12 This semester, Sweet Briar is trying out some new technology classes to enhance the campus’ growing knowledge of the rising world of digital sophistication. The class, entitled “Teach Yourself Technology,” is taught by Tom Marcais, who  first proposed the idea of a technology course to the Digital Sophistication Group, along with […]


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