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Sex and the Swattie

  Hi, friends. This is a sex column, and I’m going to be talking about sex today, but not as a good thing. I’ve had a very unhealthy relationship, often addiction-like, with sex, that I still sometimes fight to overcome. This column is going to be about that, and how I fell into it, mostly… Keep Reading

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Hey all you beautiful swatties, I’m your new trend/fashion/culture columnist. Extremely excited and honored as I am to write you guys about fashion, I still feel reluctant to call myself a fashion columnist. I’ve never read a single issue of Vogue, nor have I ever followed any supermodel on Instagram. I might be able to… Keep Reading

Biochem research with Meghann Kasal

  This week, I talked to Meghann Kasal ’17, who does research with Professor Stephen Miller in the biochemistry department. Kasal’s work centers around bacterial communication, specifically with a process called quorum sensing. In quorum sensing, bacteria produce molecules called autoinducers. The greater the density of bacterial cells, the greater the concentration of autoinducers, and… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns/Swassip Girl

Screw your roommate from the sidelines

  If Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romantic love and affection, then Screw Your Roommate — a celebration of the awkward, the flirtatious, the unknown, the sexually tense — is an apt precursor. Most relationships, particularly at Swarthmore, are necessarily preceded by an uncomfortable, wishy-washy dance of talking to pseudo-strangers and hoping a cute one… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Philly Beat

Cozying up to study, with some furry friends

  It comes as no surprise when we hear that Swarthmore students are constantly working – we really are. This undoubtedly stops the student body from venturing out to new places, simply because we lack the time to do so. The study spaces on campus often get repetitive with the majority of students gravitating towards… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/STEM Spotlight

In the lab with engineer Ascanio Guarini ’16

This week, I sat down with Ascanio Guarini ’16, an Honors engineering and economics major, to discuss biomedical research he did over the summer of 2014 at a lab affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. When Guarini joined the lab, the team was developing a new technology to combat esophageal lesions that are a precursor to… Keep Reading

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