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Vanessa Meng

Vanessa Meng has 10 articles published.

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Omar Mullick and These Birds Walk

The Monday evening after Spring Break, I walked into Sci 101 to see a loose crowd quietly waiting for the documentary screening event of These Birds Walk. The event is part of a new speaker series called “Reflections from the Field.” The event started with a short introduction to the filmmaker Omar Mullick who stood… Keep Reading

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Love and Madness

Walking into the concert hall one is first struck by how the crowd seems to comprise mostly those balding and/or with snowy white hair. It was almost as if I accidentally walked into a social function for the hip above-60s. I noticed a man in his mid-70s sporting a red knit sweater and a crinkled… Keep Reading

Campus Journal

Let’s Give a Damn: Trump Game

  We’ve all probably freaked out a little about climate change and President Donald Trump’s outright denial of it. It seems like President Trump has hand-picked a team that will happily sign off the future of our planet to build walls. Or something. And everyone’s playing the Trump Game like, “oh, can he do this?”… Keep Reading

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Before It’s Too Late

It’s time sustainability stopped being “just green,” because it’s not going to be enough. The idea of this column, “Let’s Give a Damn,” actually came from one of the Environmental Services tech whom my partner — Adina Spertus-Melhus ’17 — and I talked to last semester for our Presidential Sustainability Research Fellowship (PSRF — pronounced… Keep Reading

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Michelle Johnson ’16 directs Chekhov’s “The Seagull”

Last weekend, the play “The Seagull,” written by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt, and directed by Michelle Johnson ’16, was performed in the Frear Theater in LPAC. Upon entering the dark performance space, the audience was greeted with Russian folk music that was both uplifting and humorous. The space was designed so that the… Keep Reading

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Band Profile: Calypso Baby!

The “sometimes circus-y,” always sarcastic, never serious band Calypso Baby! stars Blake Oetting ’18, Dina Ginzburg ’18, and Noah Lisfset ’18. They performed last Friday night in Olde Club at Swarthmore’s Battle of the Bands. The story of the band’s creation can be traced back to when they were first-years. “Dina and I were friends… Keep Reading

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Band Profile: Biscuit

The self-proclaimed punk-poem band Biscuit who is out to have fun and share that fun with Swarthmore played last Friday night at Swarthmore’s Battle of the Bands in Olde Club. The musicians, bass guitarist  Kyung Min ’18, singer Colette Gerstmann ’18, and drummer Zoey Werbin ’18, formed Biscuit in the fall, though they can trace… Keep Reading

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