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First Friday Celebration to kick off Spring Arts Month

There is no better way to celebrate the advent of spring than with art and food. Tomorrow, the Student Activities Office will bring to us the inaugural First Friday Celebration to kick off Swarthmore’s Spring Arts Celebration. First Friday Events aren’t uncommon in many US cities. Philadelphia’s First Friday is one of Philly’s most vital… Keep Reading

Arts

Equivocation defies dramatic formula

It’s 1605 and a penniless playwright, William “Shagspeare,” is commissioned to abandon his play, “Macbeth,” in favor of a propaganda-esque account of the Gunpowder Plot. Also known as the Guy Fawkes Treason, the Gunpowder Plot was the failed assassination attempt of King James I of England. This political moment forms the volatile background behind the… Keep Reading

Arts

Le1f wows Tri-co crowd

Khalif Diouf, better known by his stage name Le1f, blew away crowds of fans at the Bryn Mawr Campus last Friday, March 21st. He performed to an audience hailing from the entire Tri-co and further out, in a double act with Betty Who. This was the only show the Bryn Mawr Concert Series will put… Keep Reading

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Artist Spotlight: Jacob Oet’s poetic priorities

To describe Jacob Oet ’16 as creative would be an understatement. Dabbling in forms such as photography, film and playwriting, Oet’s pursuits are impressive; however, his main love has always been poetry. Oet is a talented poet who has published five chapbooks and won a slew of awards for his work. Oet began writing recreationally… Keep Reading

Arts

Revenge, a dish best served fresh on the Swarthmore stage

When you see primetime news reports about civilian casualties in the Middle East, mass shootings in United States grade schools and movie theaters, and unwarranted law enforcement brutality in urban settings, you don’t think Swarthmore College theater. However, theatre major Josh McLucas ’15 has much to say about the relevance of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to… Keep Reading

Arts

The Crum, brought indoors

  Stacy Levy is an artist entranced with nature and its relationship to the man-made industrial world.  Her pieces of temporary art are intended to be collaborative projects, interactive with nature and the community they exist in. While some pieces of art are made in a studio and shipped to a location, Levy intends for… Keep Reading

Arts

A great Grapejam

The Friday evening in the midst of midterms and before the long-anticipated spring break was a popular time for many Swatties to take a break and chill out. They could be found at a fun concert, spending a few moments with friends and loved ones, before diving back into piles of economics graphs or chemistry… Keep Reading

Arts

Swarthmore to send five top slam poets to CUPSI showcase

On Saturday, Rose Wunrow ’16 and fellow teammates Haydil Henriquez ’14, Maria Vietyez ’16, Kat Galvis ’17 and George Abraham ’17 amazed a full Science Center 101 with a performance of the work they have prepared to compete at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This is the third year that Swarthmore will send… Keep Reading

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