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Peaslee debaters win Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year

Peaslee members Miriam Pierson ’18 and Nate Urban ’18 made debate history last week. Together, they won Team of the Year, and Pierson took home the Speaker of the Year award. These awards are given out annually to the top-ranked college debate team and debater, respectively, within the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Pierson and Urban… Keep Reading


Sunrise referendum on 1991 divestment ban passes

On April 19, a Student Government Organization referendum introduced by climate activism student group Swarthmore Sunrise passed with 87% approval. The referendum calls for the Board of Managers to remove a clause from its investment guidelines requiring that the Investment Committee manage the endowment so as to “yield the best long-term financial results, rather than… Keep Reading


Rebecca Rosenthal Competes in Semifinals of College Jeopardy!

From the comfort of her dorm room to the big screen, trivia fanatic Rebecca Rosenthal ’20 represented Swarthmore in this year’s Jeopardy! College Championship. She, along with fifteen other college students from around the nation, put her trivia and Quiz Bowl background to the test as she lived out her dream of being on the… Keep Reading


Professor Smithey arrested for protesting at energy company headquarters

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Lee Smithey was arrested on March 29 for failing to disperse during a protest calling on the Philadelphia Electric Company to transition 20 percent of their energy distribution to rooftop and community-owned solar by 2025. Smithey stood outside PECO’s Philadelphia headquarters with around 60 others, including former Lang… Keep Reading


Many unopposed candidates, low voter turnout in SGO election

On March 21, the Student Government Organization announced the results of the Executive Board election. Several changes have been made to SGO Executive Board positions and the election process in the past few months. There was low student turnout for the election, which indicates that there are still efforts to be made by SGO to… Keep Reading


SJP Sabra Boycott Gains Traction

On Wednesday, Swarthmore Students for Justice in Palestine held a rally in Parrish Parlors with the aim of halting the sale of Sabra Hummus on campus. The rally, which followed a petition that garnered over 500 signatures, has attracted national attention from news sources like Fox News and has even been targeted by members outside… Keep Reading


Used clothing platform Shelf wins SwatTank

On Friday, April 5th, the SwatTank final round commenced at the Swarthmore Inn where three teams — Shelf, CaireWare, and Tricycle — presented their ideas in a five-minute pitch to a panel of judges and a room of their peers, staff, and members of the Swarthmore community. As each team took their turn at the… Keep Reading

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