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Op-Ed: A Weekend, a Movement, a Responsibility, an Inspiration

I spent this weekend surrounded by 200 incredible activists from around the country at the Power Up! Fossil Fuels Convergence. At the end of a whirlwind three days (and an…

Op-Ed: Greek Life Institutions Condone, Cover Up, and Reinforce Bad Behavior

It’s been quite strange to be abroad during what I am sure is a time of heated discussion and debate. I wish that I could be there in Sharples with…

Op-Ed: From Delta Upsilon

Dear Swarthmore, Delta Upsilon has closely followed all of the public discussion the past few weeks. We do not question or deny anyone’s personal experience, and are moved by those…

10 Reasons to be Excited About Fossil Fuel Divestment

1. Climate Change and Fossil Fuel extraction demand social justice. Climate change and fossil fuel extraction are deeply impacting people’s lives now. Communities across the United States surrounded by fracking…

Op-Ed: More Out Than I’d Hoped

My heart’s beating out of my chest as I write this. My friends tell me that’s a good thing, though. That means what I have to say is meaningful —…

Op-Ed: Pursuing, Achieving, and Rejecting My Bid: The real nature of the Swarthmore Sorority

Last weekend, Kappa Alpha Theta offered me a bid to one of the most prestigious sororities on the block. I won’t be accepting it, and I want to be clear…

Why Mainstream Economists Should Take a Step Back from the Divestment Conversation

Ben Wolcott ‘14 is an honors Economics major and a course major in Sociology and Anthropology.  He is not a member of Swarthmore Mountain Justice. At the recent teach-in about…

Speak 2 Swatties: Scars

Brought to you by Speak 2 Swatties peer counseling. Don’t believe the adage: time doesn’t heal all things. It does, however, make everything more bearable. But, my embarrassment and confusion…

Op-Ed: The Sorority Will Be Entirely Inclusive

Dear Swarthmore Campus Community, On behalf of the Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Swarthmore College, I submit the following clarifications regarding the issues of gender identity, financial…

We are Christian and We Affirm Queer Identity

Dear Swarthmore Campus Community, We are a group of Christian Swatties who are concerned about the lack of public Christian affirmation of queer identities on Swarthmore’s campus. While some of…