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Swarthmore in Solidarity with the West Virginia Water Crisis: An Invitation

Swarthmore in Solidarity with the West Virginia Water Crisis: An Invitation

Laura Rigell ’15, Stephen O’Hanlon ’17, and Kelsey Manning ’17 looking over the mountaintop removal site at Kayford Mountain. Letter by  Swarthmore Mountain Justice Members: Stephen O’Hanlon ’17, Laura Rigell…

Swat 7: We Solve All of Swarthmore’s Problems

Swat 7: We Solve All of Swarthmore’s Problems

Inspired by heroes such as Jon Stewart, the Smothers Brothers, and grumpy cat, every two weeks Swat 7  (Swarthmore’s finest biweekly news-satire show) will bring you questionable facts, unreliable analysis, and…

Swat 7: Cornel West & Robert George Fail to Pleasure Us

Swat 7: Cornel West & Robert George Fail to Pleasure Us

Swat 7, Swarthmore’s finest biweekly news-satire show, focuses its series premiere on the Cornel West/Robert George collection. Inspired by heroes such as Jon Stewart, the Smothers Brothers, and grumpy cat, every two…

Queer and Trans Conference: Resisting Violence, Building Queer Safety

Queer and Trans Conference: Resisting Violence, Building Queer Safety

What is safety? Whose safety is valued? At whose expense? What would real safety look like? Often, when we talk about safety in the contemporary United States, the conversation perpetuates…

Politics Explained: Chris Christie and the 2016 Presidential Election

Politics Explained: Chris Christie and the 2016 Presidential Election

In the summer of 2012, Chris Christie was a little-known Republican governor in a solidly liberal state with middling approval ratings. His political career was transformed when  Hurricane Sandy hit…

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Anger Over Mexico’s Oil Reforms

Hidden in Plain Sight: Hope and Anger Over Mexico’s Oil Reforms

Popular protests are hardly a rare occurrence in the world today, but even with this in mind the past few weeks have seemed particularly tense. Ongoing demonstrations in Thailand have…

Pleasure Time: Sexy Nothings

Pleasure Time: Sexy Nothings

We’re still just getting to know each other, so let me take this opportunity to talk about a few of my favorite things.  In particular, I want to talk about…

“Jessica” Production Technically Dazzling, but Hard to Absorb in One Viewing

Creating a two-hour interactive play that touches upon anti-Semitism, love that cannot be, and religious identity would seem to be an extremely difficult task. In Jessica, directors Joshua Wolfsun ’16 and…

Hidden In Plain Sight: Battle For Bitcoin

If you’re anything like the typical American college student, you’ve probably never had to deal with, or probably even think about, the use of “digital currency.” Maybe you’ve bought posters…

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Final Reflection

Swat Delegation at U.N. Climate Change Conference: Final Reflection

One week ago today, students Laura Rigell ’15 and Alex Ahn ’15, and Professor Carol Nackenoff, chair of the Environmental Studies Program, departed Philadelphia for Warsaw, Poland, to attend the…