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Campus Journal/Philly Beat

Philly Beat: treat yo self edition

Hello friends, spring break is coming up. It’s so crazy to me how simultaneously fast and slow time passes here. Another few weeks, another spring break, another few weeks, another Worthstock, another finals period, another graduating class, and the cycle repeats itself (give or take a few bitterly cold months). Excuse my half-hearted, semi-bitter sentimentality… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Philly Beat

Philly Beat: Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, our City of (Brotherly) Love really should not disappoint. Whether you’re looking for a cozy date night or a fun meal out with a few friends, there are plenty of activities, attractions, and eateries all around Philadelphia. This year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday with celebrations and specials… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/London Calling

Instead of Calling, London Answers

“Why don’t boys ever ask me on dates?” — Blair Helena Strocht Dear Blair, The possibilities are endless. Maybe they don’t get you, or they’re intimidated by your looks and aesthetic, or maybe they haven’t been romantically socialized properly. If you feel like a change, there’s no harm in reinventing your look in a way… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/London Calling

On sexual politics: shared games and intimacy

Sex is always political, especially at Swarthmore. We draft and redraft flirty texts like press releases, assuming that every detail will be scrutinized the same way we dissect the cryptic proposals we receive. If you gossip, your approval rating for last night’s hookup might enter public lore, to be used by future Swatties deciding on… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Philly Beat

There is Light

Hello, friends. I hope you are all doing okay. As I write this pre-election, thinking about what tomorrow holds, all I can think to say is that I sincerely hope you are okay. There’s a weird energy on campus today; and we’re right at that peak of time when the sensory overload is exhausting and… Keep Reading

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