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Topping off weekend with Orchestra 2001, choral group

This weekend, hundreds of parents descended upon campus to attend dozens of events for Garnet Weekend, including sporting events, workshops, faculty lectures and tours of the campus and Crum. Students and their parents got to sample many of the activities available on campus throughout the year. However, one event that certainly doesn’t happen every day… Keep Reading

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Celebrating German heritage with beer, Oktoberfest

This past Saturday evening, the Swarthmore German Club and German Department hosted their annual Oktoberfest celebration. The event, which was open to the entire campus community, provided traditional German food and music in Bond Memorial Hall. More than 200 people attended, including Swarthmore and Trico students, alumni, family and many faculty members, including Professor Hansjakob… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Weekly Features

Dorm Dive: Art & Athleticism

Cariad Chester and Brennan Klein Juniors Cariad Chester and Brennan Klein occupy this airy Alice Paul loft. Other students often ask Klein and Chester how they came about such a sought-after room as juniors in the housing lottery. According to Chester, “there’s a loophole in the housing system that allows a senior who went abroad… Keep Reading

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Scott Arboretum celebrates fall, Forbes ranking

While the college often tops the rankings when it comes to academics and great financial aid, those aren’t the only two qualities that draw attention to the college. When people walk into the campus, these words may come up into their minds: vibrant arboretum, modern and classic, magnificent and expansive. Swarthmore College, again, was recently… Keep Reading

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Student project aims at Indian educational reform

In a sweltering Indian classroom, as a student raises her hand with a question to understand the concept of photosynthesis, she is silenced by her teacher with instructions to memorize the definition on the blackboard. This authoritarian system has silenced questions and stamped out curiosity over the years as students follow the traditional system of… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

Reasons to see indie film “Weekend” this weekend

There is a raging maniac urgency underneath the cucumber-cool surface of the limited-release Indie film — you know the type. We presuppose these “quiet” and “thought-provoking” and often “foreign” films to have a stable niche audience of art school students and masochistic yuppies — but they don’t. From the increasingly corporate festival circuit to the… Keep Reading

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Alumni panel reflects on Quaker ties to activism

On Monday evening a panel of Quaker alumni held a discussion about activism and faith in the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg Hall. The Quaker Activist Alumni Panel consisted of four panelists invited back to campus by Joyce Tompkins, a campus Religious Advisor: Mark Harris ’08, Cynthia Richie-Terrell ’86, John Braxton ’70 and Margaret Perry ’08.… Keep Reading

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