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New Alcohol Policies Tested During Disorientation

New Alcohol Policies Tested During Disorientation

This weekend Swarthmore’s Phi Psi fraternity threw the year’s first headline party: Disorientation. But this notable event marked more than just the first party this year — it was also…

Friendsy: Frenzy, or just Friends-eh?

Friendsy: Frenzy, or just Friends-eh?

Fear no more, lonely Swattie: the campus specific hookup/friend-finder app Friendsy has finally arrived on campus. Friendsy is a more robust, optionally platonic Tinder. The app was founded by four…

Photo Essay: “Caged” by Natasha Chak ’18

Photo Essay: “Caged” by Natasha Chak ’18

Natasha Chak is a first year student from Hong Kong. Three years ago she explored the housing problem in her home city. In her own words: “Inadequate housing such as the…

The Swatter: September 8-15

The Swatter: September 8-15

Investigation Person Date: Monday, September 8th Time: 1:19 p.m. Location: Cunningham Parking Lot Synopsis: Public Safety responded to the report of an unidentified person asleep within a vehicle parked in…

Spring Schedule Changes May Be Reversed, Pending Faculty Vote

Spring Schedule Changes May Be Reversed, Pending Faculty Vote

Last May, when Provost Tom Stephenson touted the revised spring schedule as “a significant advantage to our community,” the change seemed final. After a student campaign and a recent faculty…

Dorm Storage To Be Phased Out By Spring 2015

Dorm Storage To Be Phased Out By Spring 2015

Last spring, Rachel Head, the Director for the Office of Student Engagement, announced the College would be phasing out dorm storage, free space available to students storing items over the…

Over 100 Swarthmore Students To Attend People’s Climate March in NYC Next Weekend

Over 100 Swarthmore Students To Attend People’s Climate March in NYC Next Weekend

Over 100 Swarthmore students will travel to New York City to attend the People’s Climate March this Sunday, September 21.  Swarthmore Mountain Justice has partnered with Earthlust to organize bus…

Week in Pictures: Debate, Colloquium, Symposium, and BBQ

This week at Swarthmore College: Braun-Hungerford Debate, Math Colloquium, SCF Large Group, Biology Colloquium, Engineering Barbecue, Northern Harmony Choral Ensemble, Celebration of Brown vs Board. Click here to open the…

Amer Ahmed Joins Swarthmore as New Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class

Amer Ahmed Joins Swarthmore as New Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class

This past spring, Amer Ahmed was appointed as Swarthmore’s Director of the Intercultural Center and Dean of the Sophomore Class. Ahmed succeeds Darryl Smaw, who stepped in as interim Director…

The Swatter: September 1-8

The Swatter: September 1-8

Bicycle Theft Date: Monday, September 1st Time: 9:21 a.m. Location: Palmer Residence Hall Synopsis: Public Safety received a report from a Swarthmore resident student regarding the theft of a bicycle…