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Katherine Ham

Katherine Ham has 6 articles published.

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Senior Profile: Paper Nostalgia with Gracie Farley ’17

Trudging into Science Center Tuesday night I could feel a lot of weight on my back. Exams, essays, the fact I wore flip-flops when there was three inches of rain on the ground, all seemed to drag me into a state of mind identical to the quagmire outside. Sitting down to talk with Grace Farley… Keep Reading

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Poetry and Phenomenon with Luke Fischer

I’m not sure if I’m alone in this opinion, but Swarthmore’s Ville is a liminal space. Once you cross the train tracks, there’s a sense of light disorientation that I typically associate with ending up at a Target right before it’s closing, or pulling into a Waffle House. The laws of reality seem to be… Keep Reading

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Environment and Culture: Bode Wang’s photography of the Miao people

Recently students at Swarthmore have had a beautiful accompaniment while studying for midterms and churning out essays in McCabe’s second floor Cratsley Lounge across the large globe. Colorful windows into a pastoral life hang on the walls contrasting the familiar picture outside of the frame of students with readings strewn across the blue couches and… Keep Reading

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Friday Night at the PMA

The change in weather was instantaneous for most. A mix of museum regulars, families, and students, encrusted with ice shed their windproof layers and melted into the sounds of a decidedly warmer climate.  As the recent bout of winter weather swept through Philadelphia last weekend, the Philadelphia Museum of Art opened its doors and tried… Keep Reading

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Mandalas and Microcosms at the Black Cultural Center

This past Saturday, the Black Cultural Center saw students and faculty gathered around tables stacked with tubs of acrylic paints and mason jars filled with bouquets of paintbrushes as it hosted artist and art therapist S. Ross Browne for the Therapeutic Abstract Art Workshop. Working in the Richmond, Virginia Area, Browne has created breathtaking and… Keep Reading

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Restoring Restorations with Bryn Mawr’s Genji Screen

“The flowers were falling. I know cherry blossoms usually fall in one or two weeks but these looked rusted with cigarette smoke,” conservator Yoshi Nishio noted as a close-up of Bryn Mawr’s Genji Screen is shown before his restoration work. This past Monday, Bryn Mawr College hosted conservator Yoshi Nishio for a lecture concerning his… Keep Reading

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