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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…

Letter To The Editor: Rebecca Chopp on Saturday’s MJ Action

Letter To The Editor: Rebecca Chopp on Saturday’s MJ Action

Letter submitted by Swarthmore College President Rebecca Chopp. As the Board made clear in its September 11 open letter to the community, we look forward to working with students, faculty,…

Letter-to-the-Editor: The Cost of Divestment

Letter from members of Swarthmore Mountain Justice A Note on Language In the three years of our divestment campaign, we spent plenty of time learning investment jargon in the hope…

Madagascar: Part I

Madagascar: Part I

If you’ve ever tried to ride a Swat shuttle anywhere, you probably understand just how idiosyncratic a process it is. You’re stuck waiting in Parrish circle to get back to…

Southern Swattie: Pronouncing Two Heads

Hello. Hola. Hey. Hi. Greetings and salutations. Howdy (because I feel compelled to be stereotypical in this instance). If your preferred the greeting term wasn’t listed feel free to pretend…

Morals Matter: Why The US Is Obligated To Intervene In Syria

Just two weeks ago, the West was preparing for an imminent intervention in Syria in response to now confirmed chemical weapons attacks on civilians. The intervening diplomatic solution to remove…

Rise Of The Libertarian Coalition

Rise Of The Libertarian Coalition

Last spring I wrote an article on how a new libertarian coalition between the most liberal and most conservative senators could emerge in the Senate following Rand Paul’s filibuster on…

Letter-to-the-Editor: Alumnus Responds to Divestment Decision

Letter from Duncan Gromko ’07 Swarthmore’s Board of Managers published an open letter on their decision not to divest from fossil fuels on Wednesday this week which argued that divestment…

Letter-to-the-Editor: The Consortium for Constructive Dialog

Letter from members of the Consortium for Constructive Dialog We, the founding members of the Consortium for Constructive Dialog, believe in the power of dialog to change minds and build…