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We Don’t (All) Need No Education

I’ve recently been reading a lot about the value of a college education — it was a major issue during the most recent Democratic primary campaign. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders proposed free federally funded college for all, and Hillary Clinton managed both to change her position on the issue and reap none of the benefits… Keep Reading

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Strictly Good Advice

  Strictly Good Advice,   What’s the best way to get someone you don’t like to stop talking to you? This is a person who wants to be friends with me, but I don’t want to be friends with them. I have expressed sentiments of kindness and friendliness towards them in the past. Thanks, Eudora… Keep Reading

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Hushed Truths

CONTENT WARNING: Eating Disorders 30 million Americans live within the shadows of an eating disorder. Now, imagine what that number would be if every individual had the privilege and opportunity to seek help for their disorder. It is well known that Valentine’s Day is on Feb. 14, but not nearly as many individuals realize that… Keep Reading

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Title IX: Learning About Relationships, Respect & Safety

Despite the Healthy Sex and Relationships series having come to a close last week, the Title IX Office here at Swarthmore College still has more activities in store. According to Raven Bennett, Swarthmore’s Title IX Fellow, “Thus far this semester, the Title IX House has hosted or collaborated on fifteen events. Five of these events… Keep Reading

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Screw Your Roommate

Screw Your Roommate, an impressively awkward school tradition that began in the 80s, returned this year on Feb. 18. Dressed in often embarrassing costumes, several hundred anxious and uncomfortable students gathered in Sharples around dinner time in search for a blind date set up for them by their respective roommates. The broad intention of the… Keep Reading

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Screw Your Roommate

Screw Your Roommate, an impressively awkward school tradition that began in the 80s, returned this year on Feb. 18. Dressed in often embarrassing costumes, several hundred anxious and uncomfortable students gathered in Sharples around dinner time in search for a blind date set up for them by their respective roommates. The broad intention of the… Keep Reading

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Dear fellow first-years, you are not alone

Have you ever felt introducing yourself to new friends this semester is more awkward than it was last semester? Have you ever crossed list after list of activities you find unappealing? Have you ever forced yourself to remain in a club, organization, or a social group because you are afraid to quit? If yes, you… Keep Reading

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To shave or not to shave, that is the question

I was the fourth grade Queen of the handball court at the time, a title that can only be achieved after winning five games in a row. I would hit the red rubber ball with my fists and it would go flying over my opponent’s head, BOOM, out, I would hunch my back and get… Keep Reading

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