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Broken Hearted Dreamer: Invisible Disabilities, Visible Service Dogs

Broken Hearted Dreamer: Invisible Disabilities, Visible Service Dogs

By now, you might have seen the new furry addition to Swat in the flesh. Extremely tall and lanky, covered in black curly hair from nose to tail, Barney Desmond…

Selma Captures the Energy of a Revolution

Selma Captures the Energy of a Revolution

Covering just three months in the summer of 1965, Selma takes place in the eponymous Alabama city that organizers declare the “next great battle.” It’s here that Dr. King and…

Chalk It Up: College Gymnastics 101

Chalk It Up: College Gymnastics 101

For gymnastics fans, January means only one thing: NCAA gymnastics. In my past few articles, I’ve talked about elite gymnasts and their goals of getting to the Olympics. College gymnastics…

Culture Plus: The Newsroom Stumbles on Campus Rape

Culture Plus: The Newsroom Stumbles on Campus Rape

In July 2012, I saw my grocery store on HBO. I was watching The Newsroom, like the dedicated Aaron Sorkin fan I was at the time, and there it was:…

Chalk It Up: Aly Raisman’s Kick Ass Comeback

Chalk It Up: Aly Raisman’s Kick Ass Comeback

Two time Olympic champion Aly Raisman is officially back. Monday, USA Gymnastics released a video of Raisman training and discussing her comeback. Gymnastics fans everywhere rejoiced. Raisman, captain of the 2012…

Swat Visually: Swarthmore Professor and Course Rankings

Swat Visually: Swarthmore Professor and Course Rankings

According to Best College Reviews, Swarthmore ranks #2 for schools with the best professors. While I’m not suggesting you take college rankings to heart – Buzzfeed, after all, recently published,…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is Relentless but Moving

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is Relentless but Moving

For a film about inspiring revolutionary fervor, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 is grim. Picking up where the Catching Fire left off, it opens in a tight shot on…

Self-Care at Swat: Nutrition

Self-Care at Swat: Nutrition

I really didn’t want to write an article about nutrition. So many people stress out about eating healthy foods, and the statistics on eating disorders suggest that many people reading…

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,…

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…

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