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Lauren Learns to Speak Up in Germany

I’m finally starting to feel comfortable with expressing opinions—about feeling bad about slavery, about the Bosniak Muslims in Switzerland, about the Jewish perspective, about lesbian history through the ages and…

Germany’s Fateful Day

Berlin’s happiest memory isn’t really one that it can celebrate with a good conscience. I went to the twentieth anniversary party of the fall of the Berlin Wall, took some…

Settling In, Coming Out

Settling In, Coming Out

Your October Break was the first week of classes at the Free University of Berlin for 31,000 students, 415 professors, and one Lauren Stokes. It was also my first week…

The Social-State Utopia Is Only Getting Gayer

The Social-State Utopia Is Only Getting Gayer

Germany just had an election, I have health insurance, and here's a stab in the dark at what it all means.…

Welcome Back to Deutsch… kei?

Welcome Back to Deutsch… kei?

Because I just can't tear myself away, I'm writing another column about my adventures (and misadventures) in Berlin as a Fulbright Fellow this year, thinking about Germans, Turks, and the…

Editor’s Note: Farewell

Editor’s Note: Farewell

In a few brief weeks, four of Gazette editors--Miles Skorpen, Lauren Stokes, Carolyn Whipple, and Daisy Yuhas--will be graduating. It has been a momentous four years for the Gazette, and…

Latavia Elmore ’09 Wins Fulbright Grant to Kazakhstan

The Gazette e-mailed Russian and sociology/anthropology major Latavia Elmore '09 about her upcoming Fulbright year in Kazakhstan.…

Budget Cut Transparency at Fireside Chat

At a fireside chat on Tuesday night, College Treasurer Suzanne Welsh presented a budget cut proposal that will be discussed at the May Board of Managers meeting and solicited student…

Student-Run “Swarthmore Storage” Offers Off-Campus Option

Michael May '11 and Louis Rosenberg '09 recently launched Swarthmore Storage, a business that will offer an off-campus storage and delivery option for students who want to store things over…

StuCo Considers Donating Rollover SBC Funds to College

College deans, Student Council, and members of the Student Budget Committee are currently discussing the possibility of donating SBC's unspent funds for the year--funds that come from the student activity…

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