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Ian Hoffman

Ian Hoffman has 5 articles published.

Campus Journal

The LARP at Swat continues ever on

Confession time: When I was a kid, I played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. My mom sent me to an after school program, and the guy who ran it, John, was just really good at D&D. Good enough to spark a minor obsession in me, and I stayed interested in the game for a… Keep Reading

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In recovery, students reflect on mental health

Mental Health at Swarthmore: as a cyclical issue, it seems to come and go, much like the seasonal winds and perhaps the seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, that they bring with them (for many people, at least). However, for those who suffer from mental illness, there’s no such easy escape as changing the subject. Nor… Keep Reading

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Something It Is Like To Be A Human Being

“Inner perception is a fiction which was conjured into existence in order to explain how things are with us,” said Peter Hacker, an eminent philosopher who spoke to a gathered crowd of philosophy professors, students, and other interested attendees on Friday, November 8. Hacker, who taught at Swarthmore from 1973-86, is known for his detailed… Keep Reading

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The Evolution of James Blake

Listening to “Limit To Your Love,” James Blake’s breakout cover of Feist, you might hear a singer of startling originality, and indeed, Blake, the star of London’s underground dubstep scene, has brought new vision to a genre that often seemed limited to a certain kind of sound. Performing Monday night at Philadelphia’s own Union Transfer,… Keep Reading

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Student radio still makes waves

Radio as an artform may not have the ubiquity it once did, but the airwaves are still full of great programming, from NPR to Swarthmore’s own WSRN, or Worldwide Swarthmore Radio Network, which has broadcast out of Parrish since the sixties. Started by engineers, the student-run station is host to thousands of vinyls and CDs… Keep Reading

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