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Laura Wagner has 24 articles published.


The admissions mistake

Since I’ve gotten to Swarthmore, the idea of the so-called “admissions mistake” has never been far from mind. From the Orientation Play in September, which had a plot centered around finding such a mistake until realizing that the mistake was the judgmental college official, to the Celebration of Failure happening this Friday, the concept has… Keep Reading

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On the Hobbs-Dunkin divide, and on Jamocha

As a non-coffee drinker, I’ve found the culture surrounding coffee fascinating. It seems that Swatties love coffee more than any other substance available. I’ve met serious coffee drinkers, who drink it because they love coffee for coffee’s own sake and I’ve met those who drink it solely for the caffeine, and I’ve discovered that asking… Keep Reading


On eating alone

Once or twice a week, I walk into Sharples for dinner with a weird feeling in my stomach. I walk down the stairs, look around, and my suspicions are confirmed: I’m eating alone tonight. I swear under my breath, wonder how I’ve managed to lose track of time again, and come after my friends have… Keep Reading

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Vicky’s Place: A Prime Place for Breakfast

Breakfast has traditionally been lauded as the most important meal of the day, and it’s impossible for me to feel fully refreshed after waking up until I’ve eaten breakfast. I often stand with breakfast hardliner Leslie Knope who wondered “Why would anyone ever eat anything other than breakfast food?” While JJ’s Diner unfortunately doesn’t exist… Keep Reading


On going home and coming back

From the moment I first visited campus during my junior year of high school, Swarthmore felt like home. Standing on Magill Walk, I felt an inexplicable wave of comfort and familiarity. I still do. During the stress of moving in and saying good-bye to my family, I was comforted by the fact that my room… Keep Reading

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Gyros in a swipe

Thanks to the new OneCard, off-campus eating has become more popular among students. Swatties now have the opportunity to assert, even on a weekday, that they are more than just students. They are diners, foodies, restaurant-goers, and more. Sitting down and eating at a restaurant provides a sense of independence that the dining hall experience… Keep Reading


Guns, gridlock, and voting

How Swatties can be the change we want to see this election According to Everytown for Gun Safety, 91 people are killed on average by gun violence each day. Nearly 100 people will lose their lives in the United States today. Each person lost to gun violence has parents, friends, siblings, or even children of their own. At… Keep Reading

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Swat life goes well with a slice of Renato’s

As a self-proclaimed pizza lover, I was excited to review Renato Pizza. Since arriving on campus, there has been a noticeable lack of good pizza in my life. Sure, the new Sharples pizza is a step in the right direction, but a real, classic slice — the good stuff — has been in short supply.… Keep Reading

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