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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…

The March Of The People

The March Of The People

At 12:58 PM in the streets of midtown Manhattan, the four hundred thousand people around me ceased their cheers, put down their signs, stopped their march, and fell perfectly silent. Countless rows…

Editorial: Dear Faculty, Restore the Spring Schedule

Editorial: Dear Faculty, Restore the Spring Schedule

As a school which espouses at the very least a hearty rhetoric of valuing student opinion in campus decision making, we believe the decision to change the spring schedule was…

Of Doom and Gloom: Dealing With ISIS

Of Doom and Gloom: Dealing With ISIS

Less than over a year ago, most of the world had never heard of it. Fast forward to present day, and it is now perhaps the richest, single most powerful…

StuCo – A Personal Reflection

StuCo – A Personal Reflection

“What’s going on within StuCo?” is a recurrent question among students, faculty, and staff. While I may anticipate comments such as “Nothing much” and “I don’t know”, I know that…

Reflections on the Fight against Climate Change

Reflections on the Fight against Climate Change

Especially at a school like Swarthmore, taking a stance against climate change can be a daunting task. To criticize these movements is to stand on the wrong side of history,…

Deciphering Discourse: Sorting Truth From Fiction in the Gazan Crisis

Deciphering Discourse: Sorting Truth From Fiction in the Gazan Crisis

1. “I reaffirm my strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself. No nation should accept rockets being fired into its borders or terrorists tunneling into its territory…we are hopeful…

A Freshman’s Fresh Take on the Updated Alcohol Policy

A Freshman’s Fresh Take on the Updated Alcohol Policy

While outrage towards the recent update on the alcohol policy ensues, an insidious counterculture of hard pre-gaming — bred by our community’s incessant demand for alcohol on Thursday and Saturday nights…

Why Do We Hate The Crum Creek Meander?

Why Do We Hate The Crum Creek Meander?

Remember the last time something changed around you? How did you react to that? I would guess with confusion or even anger. No doubt those of you living in Willets…