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Impressions of Life with Ruth Asawa

Impressions of Life with Ruth Asawa

I realized recently that I had committed a travesty of an art-enthusiast crime: while I had lived in Los Angeles for nearly all of my life, it had been far…

Chalk It Up: Sam Peszek’s Phenomenal College Career

Chalk It Up: Sam Peszek’s Phenomenal College Career

Last week, I introduced you to collegiate gymnastics. To me, one of the most exciting parts of NCAA gymnastics is watching former elites continue to compete in a more relaxed…

Swat Visually: On Love and Screwing

Swat Visually: On Love and Screwing

Despite the breadth of our academic explorations, it can often feel like Swarthmore is its own alternate reality, unhinged from what is happening in the outside world. So this week…

Broken Hearted Dreamer | Use it or Lose it: On Procrastination and Building Resilience

Broken Hearted Dreamer | Use it or Lose it: On Procrastination and Building Resilience

All of us here at Swarthmore are pretty familiar with procrastination. Often thought to be a bad habit, procrastination is sometimes a necessary coping mechanism to deal with the large…

Just the Pit: John Oliver at His Core

Just the Pit: John Oliver at His Core

You might know him as the hilarious, sarcastic Brit from The Daily Show. You might know him as Bill Maher’s less self-righteous, more journalistic HBO counterpart. You might even know…

The Fountain Pen: Memories of Fountain Justice

The Fountain Pen: Memories of Fountain Justice

This is the second installment of “The Fountain Pen,” a column dedicated to documenting and exploring our campus’ water fountains and the people who use them. The scientifically inclined among…

Swat Visually: Kick Off

Swat Visually: Kick Off

While you may or may not be excited to be back on campus, lucky for you, you have every reason to be pumped about this semester’s Swat Visually. In the…

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…