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Worthstock and LSE Artists!

  With only a few days to go, the Worthstock committee announced who will perform for Worthstock and LSE. The Worthstock committee is a group of students who undertake the responsibility of working with the administration to reach out and book artists for Worthstock. For the freshman out there, Worthstock is a yearly tradition constituting… Keep Reading

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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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Spring 2017 Fetter Chamber Orchestra Concert #2

The lights in Lang Concert Hall dimmed as Concert and Production Manager Jeanette Honig took to the stage to commence the start of that night’s Fetter Chamber Orchestra Concert, I took my seat in the audience. What followed were groups of student musicians taking the stage and performing classical music, including the works of Bach… Keep Reading

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Amazing Talent at the Playwright’s Festival

Last weekend Swarthmore’s Drama Board put on a Playwrights festival in Olde Club. This event featured five plays and writers, six directors, 22 different actors, and also the help of many other students. Walking into Olde Club, one could notice the cozy and packed space and feel excited by the murmurs of anticipation. A completely… Keep Reading

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Gallery-Hopping in Old City

For this week’s piece, I tried venturing outside my regular streak of museum exhibitions and visited a few galleries on North Second Street in Old City. Maybe you already know about this Philadelphia neighborhood, a lively trove of art, food, and history, but it was my first time visiting. To be perfectly honest, I always… Keep Reading

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A Room Full of Spoons: A Review of The Room

As part of the promotion for his new film Best F(r)iends, Tommy Wiseau, known for his 2003 film The Room, made a public appearance at a midnight screening for The Room in Philadelphia. I, eager to see a film that was infamously labeled as one of the worst movies ever by critics during its release,… Keep Reading

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Such Sweet Sorrow: Yellow Stockings’ Take on Romeo and Juliet

For their Spring 2017 full-length production, Yellow Stockings, Swarthmore College’s student run Shakespeare group funded by the Drama Board, performed Romeo and Juliet. When audience members took their seats on opening night, they were not only treated with various comedic moments, but also a twist on the production. Romeo and Juliet’s director Makayla Portley ’18… Keep Reading

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A Musical Tradition: Gamelan Semari Santi

The Lang Concert Hall on Sunday at 3pm was filled with beautiful sounds of traditional Indonesian music. The room atmosphere was mystifying: bright lights, floor-length cloth. Percussive instruments strewn along the floor. Vibrant gangsas and reyongs, ornate drums, musical instruments originated from Indonesia, filled the floor on which members of Gamelan Semari Santi sat, their… Keep Reading

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