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Unpaid Internship Regulations: They Don’t Help Us

Last Friday, the NYT highlighted a recent initiative by one of the Labor Department’s top law enforcement officials, M. Patricial Smith, to crack down on the increasing number of firms…

“Three Days in Palestine” and the Purpose of Checkpoints

"Three Days in Palestine" has brought an incredibly important issue to the forefront of students' minds at Swarthmore: namely, the difficulty of balancing a state's legitimate security concerns with the…

Arboreal Love and Tragedy at the Melamine Factory

Arboreal Love and Tragedy at the Melamine Factory

This week, we received two questions. We're really all asking the same thing, at heart: how to make our lives more lovely; and how to make our loves more lively.…

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…