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Crime and Intrigue: a Review of Forensic Files

I grew up around Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Sherlock Holmes. No, I have never met any of them, but I read about plenty of their adventures. I spent hours in the library picking out mystery novels, fascinated by the fictional detectives’ astute reasoning and resolute pursuit of justice. My interest in true… Keep Reading


“La Haine” and Racialized Nation-building

  Two weeks ago, I watched the French film “La Haine” directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, which was released in the fall of 1995. The title translates to “Hate” in English. Kassovitz won Best Director at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for the film, which features a throbbing French hip-hop score and grimy black-and-white cinematography. “La… Keep Reading


Making the Best of It: The Yarn Closet

Like many Americans, I can easily be tricked by the metric system. The most recent incident of this was when I accidently purchased knitting needles that were 5mm instead of an US size 5. This, of course, constituted “A Craft Emergency” because I couldn’t start the fingerless gloves I had planned on while on the… Keep Reading



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


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


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

Artist Spotlight/Arts

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


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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