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Letter to the Editor: Swarthmore and The Bank of England

Letter to the Editor: Swarthmore and The Bank of England

With its welcome announcement that Swarthmore’s “investment managers … have been asked to detail their methods of evaluating direct costs of climate change…and related [carbon] regulatory policies on future returns,”…

Our Obsession with Articles

Our Obsession with Articles

Why has my Facebook news feed become a news feed? I scroll down endlessly and for the most part, all I see are articles from Vice News, Huffington Post, Washington…

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…

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…

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.…

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. I had written a bunch of news and sports articles in high…

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 changed in a number of Senate races; however, my bigger picture prediction…

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 semester. I struggled through two bouts of depression, one in middle school…

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 receive a sentence full of condoling words or apologetic body language. It’s…

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 intently to your peers as they share pieces of their hearts. Whether…