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Op-Ed: Moving from Discourse to Conversation

The first time I was told I was going to hell, I was nine. You see, back home, I am an ethnic (or racial, depending on who you ask) minority. …

Op-Ed: Open Letter to Robert Zoellick ’75

Dear Mr. Zoellick, As concerned members of the Swarthmore Class of 2013, we would like to apologize for your treatment in the campus discourse over the past two weeks. Regrettably,…

Op-Ed: Our Student Press and the Zoellick Embarrassment

In the wake of the fiasco culminating in Robert Zoellick ’75′s decision to refuse both the College’s honorary degree and the opportunity to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony, it…

Op-Ed: Vote Yes on the Greek Life Referendum

As we hope you are well aware, the referendum on Greek life will be taking place today and tomorrow on Moodle. Since the referendum is fast approaching and given the recent…

Op-Ed: Consent Is Swat

As party organizers from numerous groups across campus, we have joined together to encourage students to help build a safer community through organizing a week of consent workshops in conjunction…

Op-Ed: Why Doesn’t Swarthmore Provide Child-Care?

When I was applying to colleges, Amherst, Haverford, Williams, and Swarthmore were all among my top choices: small, prestigious liberal arts colleges where I would find small classes, great professors,…

Op-Ed: Swat’s Feminism Phobia

I am calling for a moderate, inclusive women movement at Swarthmore. I’m not talking about bra-burning, dick-hating, Freidan-worshipping womyn (a common perception of feminism here at Swat), but Swatties who…

Op-Ed: One Detainment and Two Marriage Proposals, Or My Study Abroad Experience

When I was selecting a study abroad program, I found myself torn between programs in Jordan and programs in Germany; I studied both Arabic and German. In Germany, I would…

Op-Ed: The End of Black History Month

There’s rarely time for leisure reading here at Swarthmore, still less time to truly savor any news or experience from outside this bubble that we call home. However I have…

Op-Ed: A DU Brother’s Experience

Disclaimer: This article is solely reflective of my experience in Delta Upsilon and is in no way meant to contradict the experiences of other individuals or represent DU in any…