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Sunrise pushes for new divestment referendum

Sunrise Swarthmore collected digital signatures last week in an effort to call a Student Government Organization referendum on the school’s investment in fossil fuel companies and the 1991 ban on political considerations when investing. That petition passed with 197 signatures, 29 more than were needed. Sunrise, previously known as Mountain Justice, describes itself as an… Keep Reading


Fire erupts in Pittenger bathroom

On Sunday, April 1 just after 9 a.m., a fire was discovered in the first floor bathroom of Pittenger residence hall. According to Director of Public Safety Michael Hill, the fire, which was due to a faulty exhaust fan, was reported around 9:30 a.m. and extinguished at approximately 9:37 a.m. Two students were moved from… Keep Reading


Career services gets mixed reviews

During the 2016-2017 school year, Swarthmore Career Services held over one thousand counseling appointments and engaged 64 percent of the student body, according to its annual report. Career Services works by providing students with ways to seek out job or internship opportunities, helping with resume or cover letter editing, offering career counseling, and hosting workshops… Keep Reading


Dance students encounter obstacles accessing physical therapy

Dance students at Swarthmore have access to physical therapy on campus to help treat injuries. However, there has been no direct, convenient way for students training in dance classes at the college to see a physical therapist, particularly one who has experience treating dance injuries. Gabriella Small ’19, a non-major student in the department, sustained… Keep Reading


Students dissatisfied with CAPS as demand rises

Last semester, a psychiatrist at Worth Health Center prescribed Calla Bush St. George ’20 SSRI inhibitors to help cope with anxiety. She began taking the medication on Jan 28.  A week into the course, she awoke to intense nausea and depression. “I just wanted a therapist, a professional, to give me their opinion on what I… Keep Reading

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