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The Most Important Current Conflict You Haven’t Heard Of

The Most Important Current Conflict You Haven’t Heard Of

The headlines are always full of Middle Eastern conflict — it’s difficult for the average Swat student to play close attention. However, there is one active conflict that everyone should be paying attention to: the Saudi intervention in Yemen. There are a few crucial points of background: First,…

What I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Swarthmore

What I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Swarthmore

Dear Accepted Students, I want to start off by saying congratulations! You should be incredibly proud of your acceptance to this school.  After the tiresome college application process, you now have another wonderful, yet terrifying road ahead of you.  As a graduating senior, I hope to shed some…

BREAKING: Department of Sociology & Anthropology Urges Board to Divest

BREAKING: Department of Sociology & Anthropology Urges Board to Divest

We appreciate that as a Board, you are wrestling with the ways forward for Swarthmore with regard to the College’s investment in fossil fuels, reduction of our carbon emissions, sustainability, and other strategies for addressing climate change. As beneficiaries of your financial expertise and fiduciary stewardship, we have…

A Lesson in Silence: Reflections on Life as a Palestinian-American on Campus

A Lesson in Silence: Reflections on Life as a Palestinian-American on Campus

My story begins on a Monday night, huddled in a chair on Parrish Beach, fist trembling, clenching my…

On Childcare, a Call for Community Action

On Childcare, a Call for Community Action

On March 19th, Swarthmore Mountain Justice launched an extended sit-in as part of their campaign for Swarthmore College…

Re-Imagining the Campaign: What Climate Justice Can Teach MJ

Re-Imagining the Campaign: What Climate Justice Can Teach MJ

This piece was written by Sanaa Ali-Virani ’15, Christopher Chalaka ’15, Bryan Chen ’15, Matthew Chen ’17, Natalia Choi…

The Most Important Bank You’ve Never Heard Of

The Most Important Bank You’ve Never Heard Of

Banks aren’t very exciting. Usually, people only get excited when banks stop working. However, the new Asian Infrastructure…

The True Cost of Divestment

The True Cost of Divestment

Swarthmore, we need to talk about divestment. We’re not very good at talking about it, either. When I…

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