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Putting the Vice in Advice

We’re two humble Swatties (Ankhi Thakurta: Homo sapiens, Lang Haynes: sapiens Homo) on a mission to answer the littler questions in life...the ones that would have made Aristotle laugh himself…

Those Ten Missionaries in Haiti: Heroes, Villains, or Idiots?

Early this month, media outlets buzzed with the story of 10 American citizens, associated with baptist churches in Meridian and Twin Falls, Idaho, who were arrested on charges of kidnapping…

The Ugliness of Discrimination

Two summers ago I strolled down Newberry Street in Boston, MA with my parents. We proceeded down the street, walking past many restaurants with outdoor patios. Something not-so…

Re-Examining Ethical Purchasing

Given the disappearance of proposed Proposal Review committee, and the experience of one of our two Lang Center interns responsible for examining ethical purchasing guidelines, it’s hard not to worry…

The P.E. Requirement Needs to Be Abolished Immediately

We need an independent body to determine whether a P.E. requirement is really necessary or not. If we don’t get one, hundreds of already fit people with very busy schedules…

Committee Bars Q&A Coverage for Dean’s Search

The second candidate for Dean of Students will be speaking at Swarthmore tonight. We encourage you to attend, because you will not be able to read our coverage of the…

When America Does Good Things in the World, People Appreciate it

So dark are the events in Haiti that it might seem foolish and insensitive to attempt to salvage something positive from the rubble. But it is important that we…

Spotted… (December)

From Sharples coffee to Hobbs' Coffee, from love at first sight to love inspired by bodily functions, Swatties keep on missing connections.…

A History of Fine Dining: Sharples Through the Years

In 1964, a college press release spoke of “a place of noble proportions” that had sprung up at Swarthmore. The alumni bulletin called it “a humane setting for the fine…

The Daily Gazette is Hiring for Spring 2010

The Daily Gazette is always on the look-out for more staff members, whether you want to be extraordinarily prolific or an occasional, thoughtful contributor. In particular, we have positions for…