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In Search of a Survivor Identity: Trust and Intimacy after Sexual Violence

**Trigger Warning: Discusses issues of sexual violence** As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, it has been difficult for me to learn how to trust men again. Until I was…

Reflections of a Science Major: Some Cognitive Science to Get Through Reading Week

I’ve come to see myself as an impractical, romantic sort of person. Things often have to be presented in the proper head-in-the-clouds type of light to pique my interest. As…

Politics Explained: The Importance of Red-State Democrats

Whether or not it seems too soon, the upcoming 2014 midterm-elections are an important factor in current Washington politics. These races, still nineteen months away, are shaping some of our…

Speak2Swatties: Let’s Talk About Depression and Suicide

Trigger warning: This article references self-injury and suicide. This article is about severe depression. It is not about coping strategies or recovery. I could say much more about those topics,…

In Search of a Survivor Identity: Response to the Referendum

**TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses sexual assault and rape** Sorry I haven’t written in a while. It’s been a hectic time, as I’m sure you all know. Rather than an…

Speak2Swatties: Love, Support, and Depression

In middle and high school, one of my closest friends named Marley struggled with depression. Marley was diagnosed in middle school, and started talking to me and my friends about…

Reflections of a Science Major: On Plasmids and Existential Crises

I love science metaphors. I try to connect the material I learn in my classes as a science major to everyday life, and sometimes I take things too far. My…

Specific Advice: How to Hook Up With that Dude Who’s in Your Econ Class (At Pub Nite)

First, drink a drink with your friends. Go to pub nite. There, stand in long lines for beer and smoke cigarettes. Some people do not like the smell of cigarette…

Focal Points: Divestment

“Considering what you said earlier about the effect on Swarthmore being minimal … should Swarthmore divest?” Joshua Wolfsun sits down with Cynthia Halpern, professor of Political Science, Mark Kuperberg, professor…

Op-Ed: Defending Zoellick: Let’s Be Clear

At last week’s Senior Speak-Off, the annual contest to choose a student Commencement speaker, one Swarthmore student took the initiative to inform students of an ostensibly egregious ethical decision recently…