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“The Hunting Ground” Documentary Tackles Campus Rape

“The Hunting Ground” Documentary Tackles Campus Rape

The Hunting Ground is a familiar story to many of us on college campuses: every fall, thousands of young people enter…

Swat Visually: Divergent Diversity

Swat Visually: Divergent Diversity

While in DC this weekend, I stumbled across this sign outside a coffee house: Now, trust me, I get the sentiment…

News

Palestinian Ali Abu Awwad Speaks About Nonviolent Resistance in Israel/Palestine

Palestinian Ali Abu Awwad Speaks About Nonviolent Resistance in Israel/Palestine

On Wednesday, March 4, Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian activist for peace through non-violent civil…

The Swatter: February 23-March 1

The Swatter: February 23-March 1

Public Safety Assistance Location: College Avenue Date: February 23, 2015 Time: 1:05 pm Synopsis: Public…

(Ir)Religious Violence Talk Explores Modern Conflict and Culture

(Ir)Religious Violence Talk Explores Modern Conflict and Culture

This Monday, Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic Studies at Hofstra University and the founder…

Opinion

The Financial Advantages of Divestment

The Financial Advantages of Divestment

This note is prompted by two wonderful days that I spent engaging on the issue of sustainability and fossil fuel divestment with students, faculty, staff and trustees of…

NASA Responds to StuGov Dorm Games Poster

NASA Responds to StuGov Dorm Games Poster

When first writing to Student Government, in regards to the poster in Shane Lounge advertising the Dorm Games, NASA was unsure what the response would be. After learning…

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Carrying It Forward: Student Struggles of Spring 2013

Over and over again, we’ve been told that Swarthmore’s advantages excuse its faults told that a liberal institution is all we can expect and a radical, emancipatory institution…

Stop Spilling Your Fried Rice & Other Library Concerns

Stop Spilling Your Fried Rice & Other Library Concerns

My first time was extremely nerve-wracking. Sure, I’d seen plenty of other people do it, but never myself. I always thought of myself as innocent, pure, chaste. But…

Divestment: It’s not Morality – It’s Economics

Divestment:  It’s not Morality – It’s Economics

I’m an economist – or, at least, Swarthmore and other institutions trained me as one. The moral arguments over divesting from fossil fuel companies to me play second…


Voices
Not Your Mother’s Sex Column (Or Is It?)

Not Your Mother’s Sex Column (Or Is It?)

My mom and I have talked about sex before. Our first discussion of sex is now just a hazy elementary school memory that involved a lot of scientific…

Aneesa Andrabi ’16: My Summer with the Butchers of Pakistan — Part 2

Aneesa Andrabi ’16: My Summer with the Butchers of Pakistan — Part 2

This is the second article in a two-part series detailing Aneesa Andrabi ’16′s work this summer in Pakistan. Her experiences were funded by the Summer Social Action Award (s2a2)…

Sports

Week in Pictures: Black Students and the Transformation of Higher Education, Men and Women’s Tennis vs. NYU

Week in Pictures: Black Students and the Transformation of Higher Education, Men and Women’s Tennis vs. NYU

This past week at Swarthmore College, Men’s Tennis vs. University of Delaware Travels at 12:30: Darkness at Noon Thirty Black Students…

Week in Pictures: What We Owe to Hypocrites, Women and Men’s Basketball vs. McDaniel College

Week in Pictures: What We Owe to Hypocrites, Women and Men’s Basketball vs. McDaniel College

This past week at Swarthmore College, What We Owe to Hypocrites: Contractualism and the Speaker-Relativity of Justification W. Basketball vs. McDaniel…

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

Week in Pictures: Science, Robots, Digital Humanities, and More!

This past week at Swarthmore College: a talk on the digital humanities, analyzing paintings, Engineering students race robots, and women’s soccer…

Women’s Soccer Wins Centennial Championship, Earns Spot into NCAA Tournament

Women’s Soccer Wins Centennial Championship, Earns Spot into NCAA Tournament

The Swarthmore Women’s soccer team has had perhaps its greatest season ever in school history this year. Led by Captains Rehana…