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March 2014 Archives

Loving-Kindness Meditation @Simmons

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Ahalia Persaud is a Simmons RA. In her short exposé she explores the use of meditation in managing the stress of college life!


Have you ever heard of the Loving-Kindness meditation or metta? This is a specific kind of love that is used in many religious traditions, as a form of love distinguished by acts of kindness. I have encountered this practice through Buddhist teachings when I took the course, Birth and Death with the Chair and Professor of Sociology, Becky Thompson.


My experience with this specific Loving-Kindness exercise may be different than the ones you will find on the Internet, so I want to share it with you.

Giving back is warmer than the snow!

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Contributed by: Marlena Vitali

Alternative Spring Break:

Simmons Builds is a organization here on campus which allows students the opportunity to spend their spring break doing something against the norm. Instead of going to a beach or on a road trip with friends, 13 Simmons students and 2 faculty members spent the week in Kent County, Michigan. Here they spent Monday through Friday working with the local habitat for humanity to help build homes for three different deserving families.

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Spring Break is over and the final push of the semester is here! Worried that the break might have slowed you down? Check out my Five Steps to becoming the ultimate Simmon's DIVA!!!

1.     Love yourself.

Don't sit around waiting for other people to love you. Let the love start with you.

Getting Involved on Campus: Simmon's Speaks!

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Contributed by: Marissa Johnson

If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the Arts at Simmons and are interested in creative writing, the organization Simmons Speaks might be a great choice! Simmons Speaks is a club on campus that meets every week to write, receive writing prompts, share poetry, or just be around other writers in a creative space. The organization also has a slam poetry team that competes in poetry slams on campus, in Boston, New England, and even at the national level.

How to have a VERY AWESOME Boston Spring Break!

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Contributed by: Kelsey Mills

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On March 7th Simmons' students will depart campus for a much awaited spring break! As a student who will remain in the great city of Boston for the week I have compiled a list for a week full of great adventure for other students to engage in while enjoying their time off!

Monday, March 10th Art and Architecture Tour-

The Boston Public Library will be hosting a FREE tour of Boston Public Library's McKim Building, a  National Historic Landmark. The work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey will be displayed. Interested? Meet at the entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square on Dartmouth Street at2:30. 

Vagina Monologues at Simmons College

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Contributed by: Priyal Goyal

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The Simmons College student organization, SWAG (Sexuality, Women and Gender) puts on the Vagina Monologues every year in the month of March in honor of the Women's History Month. This years performances stretched from February 13th- February 15th and as always did not disappoint!