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Chalk it up: Simone Biles and the Success of US Gymnastics

Chalk it up: Simone Biles and the Success of US Gymnastics

How often do you watch gymnastics? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably every four years. Just for the Olympics, when it’s “really important.” Unfortunately, if this is you,…

Week in Pictures: Artist installation, Jeff Chang, Cookies, and Divestment!

Week in Pictures: Artist installation, Jeff Chang, Cookies, and Divestment!

This past week at Swarthmore College: Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh came to Swarthmore to set up an installation and give a talk as part of her project “Stop Telling Women To Smile”,…

Shakespeare Gone Wild In Night of Scenes Performance

Shakespeare Gone Wild In Night of Scenes Performance

This weekend, The Yellow Stocking Players are putting on another Night of Scenes. Directed by Jamie Burke ‘15, Aaron Wagener ‘17, and Rebeka Gomez Wick ‘15, the show features about…

Art, Science, and Life: Interview with Crum Creek Meander Artist Stacy Levy

Art, Science, and Life: Interview with Crum Creek Meander Artist Stacy Levy

The Crum Creek Meander existed on the Swarthmore campus for nine months. While the artwork had been the center of student criticism during its run, it still holds a place…

Chaos and Revolution: Production Ensemble’s Mad Forest

Chaos and Revolution: Production Ensemble’s Mad Forest

Last weekend, Swarthmore’s Production Ensemble — a combination of both student and hired actors — performed Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest. The play, split into three parts, portrays life before, during,…

Broken Hearted Dreamer: Resilience

Broken Hearted Dreamer: Resilience

“If you’re a pine, growth seems to have a lot to do with making the best of where you get started. Sometimes that’s just a bare-bones blustery, rocky outcrop of…

Culture Plus: Serial and Coming to Terms with Dissatisfaction

Culture Plus: Serial and Coming to Terms with Dissatisfaction

If you’ve spoken to me over the past few weeks, you have probably heard about Serial. The new podcast, a This American Life spin-off from producer Sarah Koenig, has me…

Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Princess Kaguya: Studio Ghibli’s Newest Film is a Gorgeous, Disjointed Gust of Form and Color

Isao Takahata is Studio Ghibli’s dark horse, living proof that there’s more to it than Hayao Miyazaki. Although Ghibli and Miyazaki are often treated as synonymous, it’s difficult to overstate…

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

Swat Visually: What’s in a “Swattie?”

At first I loved the idea of being a “Swattie.” There’s a comfort in labels and communities, that — especially for a very intimidated freshman — made college feel that…

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 plays at the NCAA Tournament in Montclair University! Click…

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