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Taking a closer look at the CO-OP

The Swarthmore CO-OP has been a part of the Swarthmore community for over 80 years, and its status as the only grocery store in the ville makes it popular among both residents of the borough and students. The college’s relationship with the CO-OP changed in 2016 when students were able to utilize their OneCard and… Keep Reading

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Updated Clery data sheds light on crime trends

According to the 2017 Annual Fire Safety and Security Report, last year resulted in the highest reported Violence Against Women Act offences since 2012, 19, and the first act of arson since 2012. Oppositely, larceny is the lowest since 2012, 36, as is burglary, 2. The report, which Public Safety released on Sept. 29, details… Keep Reading

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Community members discuss advocacy and carbon pricing at Safe Climate PA conference

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Swarthmore students and administrators attended a Safe Climate PA conference in Harrisburg. The conference serves as “an opportunity to learn about carbon pricing policies and how to effectively engage with elected officials, the media, and our campus communities to advocate for climate solutions,” according to its website. Director of Sustainability Aurora… Keep Reading

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Tensions rise at moment of silence for Indigenous People’s Day

This past Monday around noon, the Swarthmore Indigenous Students Association, along with other students, gathered in Parrish Parlors for a moment of silence to acknowledge the plight of Indigenous peoples and protest the federally recognized holiday of Columbus Day. The demonstration overlapped with a previously scheduled event at the time, a performance of the “Lunch… Keep Reading

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President’s sustainability research fellowship expanded, refined

Amos Frye ’18, a fellow of the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship program, worked first as a landscaper and farmhand in high school, then as a volunteer for the Student Conservation Association, working on trails in Hopewell Furnace, Pa., and Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Over the last two summers, he has worked for two different Conservation Corps,… Keep Reading

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Volleyball players aim high by taking a knee

At the women’s volleyball home game on Sept. 30 against Widener, most of the team knelt during the national anthem. Those who didn’t kneel held hands with their teammates in an expression of solidarity. Spectators were mostly activists and supporters; many of them were dressed in black and knelt in solidarity. After the national anthem… Keep Reading

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IC celebrates 25th anniversary, hires new LGBTQ+ fellow

With a new LGBTQ+ fellow, heritage celebrations such as Pride Month and Latinx Heritage Month, and the approach of its 25th anniversary, the college’s Intercultural Center has a busy year ahead. For its anniversary, the IC has a program for each month. This month, the center is highlighting 25 facts about the IC, which are… Keep Reading

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OneCard expands access, increases options

When the OneCard system at the college was launched in May 2016, it was implemented to create a single system that would enable students to have card access to most buildings on campus. Now, the OneCard serves as an ID, a key for more buildings on campus, a library card, and a way to access… Keep Reading

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