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A Southern Perspective at Swat

A Southern Perspective at Swat

I debated whether or not I should write this article. My brother, a sophomore at Brown, told me that it sounded like I was going on the defensive. Did I…

RnM Auditions: An Inside Look

RnM Auditions: An Inside Look

It’s been 5 years since I gave up ballet. I outgrew my black leotards and pink tights, my pointe shoes turned into cross-country shoes, and instead of splits I started…

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…

Culture Plus: Game of Thrones Doubles Down on Sexual Violence

Culture Plus: Game of Thrones Doubles Down on Sexual Violence

When I called last week’s episode of Game of Thrones shocking and lamented the added sexual violence, I was not issuing a challenge. Unfortunately, this week the show went one…

Culture Plus: Game of Thrones’s Sexual Violence Problem

Culture Plus: Game of Thrones’s Sexual Violence Problem

Spoiler warning: this article discusses events of Game of Thrones up to and including the episode aired Sunday, 4/13/14. Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones closed with a shocking…

Culture Plus: Complicated Men and Lifeless Women – I’m Getting Tired of Crime Dramas

Culture Plus: Complicated Men and Lifeless Women – I’m Getting Tired of Crime Dramas

The story opens with a dead woman. She’s naked, posed, possibly mutilated. Something vaguely ritualistic has been done to her body or to the area where she’s been placed. Male…

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