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2021 and what they’ll study

Today and tomorrow, many future members of the class of ’21 are visiting campus for the first time since they’ve been accepted or for the first time ever. During SwatStruck they’ll have the chance to meet current students, talk to academic departments, and encounter almost every single one of the college’s incredibly numerous student groups.… Keep Reading

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Students to march on Washington for climate justice

On April 29th, Swarthmore students will be marching around the White House, along with thousands of other protesters, for the People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. Although the march is a national event, Mountain Justice, Green Advisors, and the Sustainability Office are working together to send three buses of students to the march and a… Keep Reading

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Perceptions of Swat: College Confidential

College Confidential is an online forum for high school students applying for college, current college students, and parents. On Swarthmore’s page, current students, parents, and even people who have heard about Swarthmore from friends all discuss different aspects of the college, such as workload, social scene, student activism, etc. However, there are not a lot… Keep Reading

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Strath Haven, Lodges to go offline next year

The administration will be closing the Strath Haven apartments and one of the Worth Lodges in the 2017-18 academic year in order to repair facilities. At the same time, the college will be adding more than one hundred beds to the on-campus housing inventory with the addition of the New PPR apartments. Catrìona Anderson ’20… Keep Reading

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Internal carbon charge seeks external change

This year, the college instituted an internal carbon charge in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and eventually become emission neutral. The carbon charge is imposed on the college by itself, and which is intrinsically difficult to implement. The idea of carbon pricing is a policy idea commonly for mitigating carbon emissions on a… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

UNICEF and Syria

The Syrian Civil War and the United States’ involvement in it has been an area of contention since the U.S. first supplied rebels with non-lethal aid in 2011. This aid has since evolved—as the government’s injustices have grown—facilitating more violence. After Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons earlier this month, President Trump decided… Keep Reading

Columns

Reflections on the state of athletics at Swarthmore

The athletics department has in the past few years seen increasing success as teams have competed in national tournaments and won Centennial Conference championships. But a myriad of problems still exist within the athletics department that prevent many teams from being successful. This article seeks to reflect on some of those issues that affect our… Keep Reading

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on behalf of Sexual Health Advocates

Jordan Reyes ’19, a Sexual Health Advocate (SHA) who works for the admissions office, was informed by Vice President and Dean of Admissions Jim Bock ’90 on Monday that he could either stop wearing his “I <3 Female Orgasm” t-shirt while working or lose his job as a general information presenter (GISP). The shirt is… Keep Reading

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