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Culture Plus: On Arts and Politics

Culture Plus: On Arts and Politics

Last month, Alyssa Rosenberg, a favorite writer of mine, wrote in the Washington Post about the intersection of arts and politics. “The great political strength of art,” she wrote, “is…

An Unexpected Summer Romance: Love at the Art Institute

An Unexpected Summer Romance: Love at the Art Institute

Ah, summer romance. Finding that charmer who puts butterflies in your stomach, the sensitive type who reads you their poetry—it’s common college-age and young adult behavior to develop one of…

Ten Summer Movies Worth Your Time

Ten Summer Movies Worth Your Time

While some fools may argue that summer is a time for frolicking outdoors with friends and family, I believe that summer is for sitting alone in dark movie theaters. Who…

Fighting the Freshman FOMO

Fighting the Freshman FOMO

You’re about to go to a school full of passionate, fascinating, funny people. But what if none of those passionate, fascinating, funny people want to hang out with you? This…

Outlander Breaks New Fantasy Ground

Outlander Breaks New Fantasy Ground

For a show that has literally been called the “feminist answer to Game of Thrones” (you never disappoint, Buzzfeed), Starz’s’ Outlander bears little resemblance to HBO’s fantasy epic. The temptation…

Meet the Deans

This year, the Dean’s Office provided The Daily Gazette with videos of the deans describing their roles in the College community. They hope these videos are a useful and informative resource for…

Five Songs That Know Exactly How You’re Feeling as a Freshman

Just three months ago, we were finishing up classwork, studying for finals, and relishing in the fact that high school was finally over. That all seems so long ago, yet,…

Jenny Gao ’18: From Tibet to Swarthmore

Jenny Gao ’18: From Tibet to Swarthmore

116 hours on trains and 2,210 km in a small bus. This is my idea of a vacation. During my 7-day stay in Tibet, I travelled with my mother, sister,…

Matthew Chaffinch ’18: What Happens Next?

Matthew Chaffinch ’18: What Happens Next?

On July 16, 1945, a small desert in New Mexico hosted the first detonation of a nuclear weapon in human history. Years later, Robert Oppenheimer recalled the general feeling of…

Damien Ding ’18: Swat after 3 years without school? I know how you feel.

Damien Ding ’18: Swat after 3 years without school? I know how you feel.

I am 21— 22 in October, and an incoming freshman at Swarthmore College. I haven’t been to school for close to 3 years now. I used to love math back…