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President of Planned Parenthood comes to campus

Content Warning: Sexual assault, ableist language Swarthmore Democrats hosted the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Katie McGinty and President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards for a rally on women’s rights this past Tuesday. Though McGinty herself could not attend the rally due to a cancelled flight, the list of speakers at the rally included other… Keep Reading


Rashid joins PA Campus Leaders in Denouncing Trump Comments

Content warning: sexual assault On Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 12:00 PM, a group of campus leaders from various colleges and universities across Pennsylvania denounced Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s degrading and offensive comments about women on a joint press call. Jasmine Rashid ‘18 (who is the Campus Journal Editor of the Phoenix but had no… Keep Reading


Overcrowding causes concern on campus

The college has been gradually increasing the size of the student body population over the past five years. The increasing number of students presents the potential issue of overcrowded spaces on campus, especially in regards to dining and studying spaces. Students are concerned that the larger student body is straining the college’s spaces and services.… Keep Reading

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Swarthmore Conservatives endorse Johnson, uncertain about future of the GOP

It is widely accepted that the political climate of Swarthmore College is liberal, the assumption being that most students identify themselves as Democrats. Indeed, this is reflected in many opinionated articles published on the topic, for example Gloria Kim ’18 in her article. Gloria Kim ’18 author of  “Life as a Conservative at a Liberal… Keep Reading

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Students work to create chronic illness support group

Many students on campus struggle with chronic health conditions that can sometimes impede their ability to participate fully on campus, leading some students to take action to improve their situation. Max Weinstein ’19 is working on creating a support group for students with chronic health problems. On Sept. 19th, Weinstein wrote an op-ed in the… Keep Reading


Missing flatbed truck causes concern for Sharples

In the last weekend of September, Sharples Dining Hall experienced a break-in and the theft of a flatbed delivery cart staff used to process deliveries to the Dining Hall. Both the break-in and theft come after a number of similar incidents last year at the dining hall, including one in which a display put up… Keep Reading


Fall break offers commitments, new opportunities for students

Fall Break, the annual break approximately halfway through fall semester, begins this Friday, Oct. 7. Although the break is a much welcomed repose for many students to visit their friends and families at home, athletes often have commitments during this time. Boys’ soccer, a fall sport, has practice every day during the break, as well… Keep Reading

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New parking lot means more spaces for students

The college is in the process of building a new parking lot by Cunningham Fields. The parking lot is expected to be completed before this year’s commencement scheduled in May 2017. As the college grows, the pressure for parking spaces increases. According to Assistant Dean and Director for Student Engagement, Rachel Head, the college receives… Keep Reading

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