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Mutation

137 Mutation 12/23/2017   Remember when you debauched my mind?   The leaves you saw crinkle pleasantly, the contributions they give to our eyes matter to me, at least. Even at their cycle’s end The gift of color shakes our shape-shifting cornucopia of cones and our conglomeration of insecurities.   Remember when you altered my… Keep Reading

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Isle of Dogs- Beauty, Sadness, and Man’s Best Friend

My first thought leaving Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” was, “Why hasn’t he done this sooner?” Anderson’s uniquely distinctive style — his love for symmetry, defined color palettes, and geometrically arranged shots — seems so obviously suited for animation that it’s a wonder he hasn’t worked with miniatures from the start. Set in a future… Keep Reading

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My Dear Melancholy

  It’s been almost a year and a half since Toronto pop R&B star Abel Tesfaye, also known as the Weeknd, released his 2016 project “Starboy.” Tesfaye’s newest album, “My Dear Melancholy,” was teased on Twitter only a few days before its surprise Thursday night release. The project’s short 21-minute runtime, the allusions to darkness… Keep Reading

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Profiles in Art: Hope Darris

Representation. If you were to ask most Swarthmore students what the media we consume is missing, this is most likely what they would tell you. In literature, television shows, and movies, the people we often see are cisgendered, heterosexual, and Caucasian. This leaves a large portion of the population underrepresented. Numerous studies have shown that… Keep Reading

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Student Photography 2008 to 2018

On display in the McCabe atrium through April 29 is a cache of student photography from 2008 to 2018. The exhibit consists of 24 stand-alone photos and eight displays of multiple photos on a theme. There are a range of styles, subjects, and meanings behind the student works.   When you walk into McCabe, you… Keep Reading

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Fashion Forays

My friend and I published our first fashion catalogue when we were eight years old. With some old stubby pencils, we scrawled dresses, shirts, and heels on crinkled printer paper. After stapling the sheets together, we proudly wrote our names on the first page, just as Christian Dior or Coco Chanel would sign off on… Keep Reading

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Making the Best of It: Lessons from a Tangled Mess

Over break I started on something years in the making: “The Icarus Shawl.”When completed, I will have my own pair of golden, lacy wings connected by a feathered back and tail. From the moment I found the pattern and accompanying photos I knew I had to make it. At the time, however, I was an… Keep Reading

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The 90th Academy Awards: Anti-Trumpians, Inclusion Riders, and Fish Sex

  The 90th Academy Awards show, with record low telecast viewership, was both politically pointed and predictable. According to the Associated Press, 26.5 million people watched the Oscars on March 4, 2018, marking a 20 percent decline from the 33 million who watched the 89th Academy Awards. Conservative media sources blamed the decline in viewership… Keep Reading

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