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Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Day of Departure

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Day of Departure

On Tuesday, students Laura Rigell ’15 and Alex Ahn ’15, and Professor Carol Nackenoff, chair of the Environmental Studies Program, departed Philadelphia for Warsaw, Poland, where they will attend a…

Politics Explained: The Obamacare Disaster

Upon exiting the Oval Office, every president leaves behind a legacy made up of a few key issues and events. For Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is his management of World…

Letter to the Editor: Still Much for Some to Learn About Sexual Assault

Letter submitted by Lorraine Leeson, Julian and Virginia Cornell Distinguished Visiting Professor in Linguistics, 2013-14. Last Thursday I happened to have lunch in Swarthmore. The restaurant is small, with four or…

Madagarscar: Part 3: Mandroso! Misakafo!

Madagarscar: Part 3: Mandroso! Misakafo!

I recently did a week-long homestay near a peri-urban town in the highlands of Madagascar. My family owned quite a bit of land, overlooked by their hamlet on top of…

Letter To The Editor: Open Invitation From The Swarthmore COP19 Team

Letter submitted by the Swarthmore COP19 team: Alex Ahn ’15 and Ben Goloff ’15 “If there is no action before 2012, that’s too late. What we do in the next…

Letter To The Editor: A Call for Student Power

Letter submitted by Swarthmore Overlaps The “campus community” is sinking into amnesia. Already several weeks into the semester, and sporadic efforts to continue the work for institutional and cultural change…

Hidden In Plain Sight

Conflict is happening all over the world, but only a certain amount of it gets covered in any detail in the mainstream media. The goal of this column is to…

Speak 2 Swatties: De-Glamorizing My Eating Disorder

Speak 2 Swatties: De-Glamorizing My Eating Disorder

Trigger warning: Discussion of bulimia/anorexia You may tell yourself that the urge just comes out of nowhere, but in truth you knew it was going to happen from the moment…

Madagascar: Part II: What Exactly Is The Lingua Franca?

Madagascar: Part II: What Exactly Is The Lingua Franca?

Tsy miteny Malagasy aho. “I don’t speak Malagasy.” It’s a useful but unfortunately very true statement for me, and one that I’ve had to use a lot while studying abroad…

Politics Explained: Politics of the Federal Shutdown

Many Americans are now aware of the fact that the federal government has been shut down for the first time in a decade and a half. After the House and…