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Op-Ed: Combatting An Accusation Of Moral Hypocrisy

Op-Ed: Combatting An Accusation Of Moral Hypocrisy

On November 20, 2014, Chair of Swarthmore Board of Managers Gil Kemp published an opinion piece titled “Divestment an empty gesture, college seeks better solutions.” Part of Mr. Kemp’s argument for why divestment is an “empty gesture” is quoted here: “Divestment’s potential success as a moral response is…

2014 Election Post-Mortem

2014 Election Post-Mortem

Leading up to the 2012 elections, Democrats were facing a tall task — they had a president running for reelection whose policies of his first two years had been sharply rebuked in the 2010 midterm elections and then had failed to achieve any further progress in the next…

Speak 2 Swatties: It’s More Than Okay to Cry

Speak 2 Swatties: It’s More Than Okay to Cry

Article written by Sarah Nielsen When I was in 5th grade, I had to do a monologue assigned by the teacher for a drama program I was a part of. My monologue was from the perspective of a girl who had just been diagnosed with leukemia. It was…

Should Freshmen Be Allowed To Write Opinion Articles?

I decided that the first article I ever wanted to write in college would be an opinions article.…

Politics Explained: Midterm Elections Update

Politics Explained: Midterm Elections Update

I last wrote on the 2014 midterm elections almost two months ago, and since then a lot has…

Speak 2 Swatties: Sharing Struggles

Speak 2 Swatties: Sharing Struggles

Letter submitted by Evan Rosenberg ’15. Dear Swarthmore, I go to CAPS. I started going midway through last…

Speak 2 Swatties: Finding Gratitude in Strife

I’m always a little taken aback when I tell someone that I have Tourette Syndrome, and in response…

A Case Against the Collection Committee

A Case Against the Collection Committee

Let me take you back to your First Collection. Even as darkness creeps into the amphitheater, you listen…

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