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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…

Lesia Liao ’18: Frantic Freshman Facebook Thoughts

Lesia Liao ’18: Frantic Freshman Facebook Thoughts

It’s the twenty-first century, the age of social media — which also brings forth the coming age where you can find out anything and everything about almost any person, place,…

David Liu ’18: Enjoying the Unknown

Getting accepted to Swarthmore was a huge relief. No more struggling through classes, worrying about grades, stressing over tests: a point here or there wouldn’t faze me. “Yay, I’m going…

What to Binge Watch Before Classes Start

There are three weeks until classes begin, which means you have a very limited amount of spare time left. I assume that all of you, like me, would like to…

Guardians of the Galaxy: a delightful departure from standard superhero fare

Guardians of the Galaxy: a delightful departure from standard superhero fare

When talking about Guardians of the Galaxy, fans and critics have stressed just how different it is from its Marvel predecessors. It has an aggressively light tone, an intergalactic setting…

The DG’s Guide to Dorms 2014

The DG’s Guide to Dorms 2014

So you’ve just gotten your dorm assignment. You’re no doubt in a frenzy exchanging nervous and polite messages with your roommate, Facebook stalking your soon-to-be hallmates, and attempting to judge…

It’s Summer Time — Let’s Go On Tinder

It’s Summer Time — Let’s Go On Tinder

With finals and graduation well behind us, many students are off attempting to change the world one sharpened pencil and answered call at a time. But while internships, summer jobs,…

The Week in Pictures: Commencement Weekend

The Week in Pictures: Commencement Weekend

Click here to open the gallery. Photos by Martin Froger-Silva ’16.     “The Week in Pictures” is a weekly photo spread of life at Swarthmore College put together by…