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Secrecy, Timing of “Three Days in Palestine” Counterproductive

A Swarthmore student writes in to the Gazette to discuss her misgivings with the planning behind the "Three Days in Palestine," and the issues she believes to be relevant to…

The Pros and Cons of Paying Student Council

In light of the recent discussion over whether or not to pay members of Student Council for their service, Student Council compiles the pros and cons (as they see them)…

Letter to Swarthmore: Three Days in Palestine

We, the Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP), are kicking-off a series of events entitled Three Days in Palestine. We hope to bring to the attention of the…

Passover: Listening as an Act of Liberation

The Jewish holiday of Passover, the celebration of the Israelite slaves' redemption in Egypt, started Monday evening. It features lots of talking--not surprising, perhaps, for the tribe of Woody Allen…

The Suburban Housewife’s Jihad

Some stories are so bizarre, striking readers from such a radically unconventional angle, that they must, it seems, reveal something new. Such is the story of Colleen “JihadJane” LaRose,…

The Truth About The Truth

As many of you will no doubt remember, there was some controversy in the comments section of my last column about whether my column title, "The Truth" was meant ironically…

The Zombie Invasion of 1881

It’s not uncommon for Swarthmore students today to make plans for a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. Yet it’s a little-known secret of Swarthmore history that once upon a time, Swarthmore…

On Politics and Paddling: Reconciling Feminist and Submissive Identities

Sometimes, you just need some nurturing, connected, vanilla-est-of-the-vanilla sex. But sometimes, you don't. A confession: we both love rough, kinky, slap-me-on-the-ass-and-call-me-a-bitch sex. Both of us identify as rough-sex enthusiasts, masochists,…

Don’t Trust Disingenuous Democrats: Health Care Reform Will Not Be Cheap

After decades of Democrats’ efforts to achieve universal health care, President Obama will sign into law a historic health care reform bill. Unfortunately, however, it is only with cynicism that…

Does A Skewed Gender Ratio at College Turn Girls Into Sluts?

Does a high ratio of girls to guys on campus turn co-eds into sluts? That’s the conclusion of a recent New York Times article on the subject. I'm not convinced.…