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March with Ferguson: Swatties go to Philly

March with Ferguson: Swatties go to Philly

Before Thanksgiving, Swarthmore students travelled to Philadelphia to march in honor of Michael Brown. Here are some photos. Click here to open the gallery.…

’63 Alums Pen Children’s Book on Science, Genetics, Climate Change

’63 Alums Pen Children’s Book on Science, Genetics, Climate Change

The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair, written by Penny Noyce and Swarthmore alumni Robert and Barbara Tinker ’63, is the latest of Tumblehome Learning’s “Galactic Academy of Sciences” (G.A.S.)…

Art Meets Activism: ‘Stop Telling Women To Smile’ Comes to Swat

Art Meets Activism: ‘Stop Telling Women To Smile’ Comes to Swat

Street artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh came to campus last Wednesday to discuss her popular street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile. Fazlalizadeh spoke about her background as a student at…

M.C. Escher Exhibit Reveals New Dimensions

M.C. Escher Exhibit Reveals New Dimensions

Over Thanksgiving break, I took a jaunt to one of my old haunts: The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I was excited to see the current show…

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…

Daughters of God and Man: Playwriting Thesis Finds Paradise

Daughters of God and Man: Playwriting Thesis Finds Paradise

This past weekend saw showings of Patrick Ross ‘15’s honors playwriting thesis, Daughters of God and Man, at Swarthmore and in Philadelphia. Through funding from the Deborah A. DeMott ‘70…

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,…

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”,…