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Malcolm Lazin of Equality Forum visits campus, highlights queer issues today

On Thursday, April 6th, the Executive Director of Equality Forum Malcolm Lazin visited the Intercultural Center for “Get Your History Straight,” a talk centered on the establishment of the modern, high-profile movement for queer rights in the U.S. The event is a part of Swarthmore’s Pride Month celebration, which was advertised through the Intercultural Center.… Keep Reading

Students join with North Philadelphia’s green economy initiative Serenity Soular

On Friday, March 31st, members of Serenity Soular, the initiative to address social and climate justice issues and to make solar power affordable in North Philadelphia, met in the Intercultural Center to update the Swarthmore community on their recent actions and new aims, including a project to outfit Morris Chapel Baptist Church in North Philadelphia… Keep Reading

Swarthmore 21 causes debate in the Borough

A group of Swarthmore citizens working to allow liquor licenses in the Ville will finish collecting signatures this Sunday. The organizers, called Swarthmore 21, have been collecting signatures for the last several weeks on a petition reading, “Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses for the sale of liquor in the Borough of Swarthmore?”… Keep Reading

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SGO seeks to subsidize SEPTA tickets for students, make Philly more accessible

The Student Government Organization is currently working with the college administration to subsidize SEPTA tickets for all students. If this program is implemented in the future, Philadelphia and all its resources will become more accessible for Swarthmore students. “We all know how expensive it is to go into Philly, and with SEPTA offering no student… Keep Reading

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Swatties attend Women’s March, reactions mixed

On Jan. 21, Swarthmore community members traveled to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia to participate in the Women’s March. Demonstrators took to the streets to protest the proposed policies of the Trump administration that would largely affect marginalized communities as well as other issues coming out of the nation’s capital. Students largely saw the Women’s March… Keep Reading

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OneCard increases business for ville vendors

For students, the new OneCard system has meant new IDs and more trips to the Ville for the pleasures of off-campus dining. But there’s another side to the story: merchants in the Ville have been affected by the new system just as students have. Business owners are excited about future possibilities of using the OneCard.… Keep Reading

Swarthmore Central Park contruction is underway

    At the intersection of Dartmouth and Park Avenues, construction continues on a “Central Park” for the town of Swarthmore. The park, an idea initiated by the Swarthmore Centennial Foundation, is planned to have a mini amphitheater, an expanded green plaza, and an electric car charging station, but will remove some parking spaces previously… Keep Reading

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Town endures series of thefts from automobiles

Last month, the town of Swarthmore experienced a wave of thefts from automobiles. On March 22nd, the campus received an e-mail from Director of Public Safety Mike Hill that outlined the dates and locations of the thefts that were reported to the Borough Police, which took place on the evenings of the 16th, 19th, and… Keep Reading

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