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Admissions Spotlight: Zarinah James on Holistic Admissions

Admissions Spotlight: Zarinah James on Holistic Admissions

Admissions Spotlight is a series dedicated to the Admissions office and their thoughts and stories. Admissions deans and counselors do an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work in putting together this…

Culture Plus: On Mourning

Culture Plus: On Mourning

When the news broke on February 2nd, 2014 that Philip Seymour Hoffman had died, I had just ended a Media Center shift and was about to head back to my…

A Message from the Student Budget Committee

A Message from the Student Budget Committee

Here at the beginning of a new academic year, SBC wants to strengthen its relationship with the clubs its supports as well as make e our goals and methods intelligible.…

The Week in Pictures: Ice Cream, Candlelight Vigil, Community Luncheon, and Activities Fair

The Week in Pictures: Ice Cream, Candlelight Vigil, Community Luncheon, and Activities Fair

Click here to open the gallery. “The Week in Pictures” is a weekly photo spread of life at Swarthmore College put together by the staff of The Daily Gazette. If…

Best Kept Secret: A Curator Talks about the Laguna Art Museum and Her Career in the Art World

Best Kept Secret: A Curator Talks about the Laguna Art Museum and Her Career in the Art World

Grace Kook-Anderson is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Laguna Art Museum, a museum whose mission is to display the talents of California-based artists. As someone whose field of…

Murakami’s Newest Novel Explores Self-Perception and Trauma

Murakami’s Newest Novel Explores Self-Perception and Trauma

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage might be Haruki Murakami’s most elegant novel. It’s a distillation of one of his favorite themes – the construction of self-identity and…

Introducing Swat Visually

Introducing Swat Visually

For such a small school, you would think we’d all know a little more about each other. Of course, then again, we are Swatties. Swat Visually is a weekly data…

Welcome Play Educates and Entertains

Welcome Play Educates and Entertains

“Are you a dude?” “No!” “Right on!” This scene from the Welcome Play featured a genderqueer character meeting their roommate for the first time. Added to the script last year,…

Self-Care at Swat: An Introduction

Self-Care at Swat: An Introduction

Welcome to the first in a series of articles about self-care at Swarthmore! It is my hope that this column will help start a conversation about the importance of self-care…

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…