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On white male privilege and the Donald

Where do I even begin? Following this political cycle has made me disappointed, cry and self-medicate. The presidential campaigns this year have featured an unprecedented level of fear mongering and hyper-partisanship and at this point I only have enough anger to say one thing: The Donald is the epitome of white male privilege. All that… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Editorial: College must act in solidarity with Harvard

On Wednesday afternoon, union workers at Harvard University voted 583 to 1 to ratify a new contract that confirms year-round wages at $35,000 annually as well as a cap on out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Following a three week long strike that concluded in the revised wages and benefits, staff members returned to university dining halls, half… Keep Reading


The utility of endorsements

Thank goodness Nov. 8th is just under two weeks out. As much as campaign season gets us all hot and bothered in one way or another, a year and a half is an exhausting amount of time to focus on one race. Since its beginnings in April 2015, the campaign has been characterized by buzzing… Keep Reading


Questioning the ‘elite’ education

I’ll never forget the bursting excitement I felt when leaving home last year, anxiously anticipating life-changing college experiences to come. As I looked over my shoulder toward my family one last time before passing through airport security, I had tears in my eyes at the thought of leaving everyone I loved behind. I consoled myself… Keep Reading


Threshold: thoughts on senior fall

This opinions piece doesn’t have much of a thesis. That is not to say that it doesn’t have a message. As I get older, I realize that life and its academic study cannot and should never be boiled down to neat argumentative statements. While I embody an array of identities, I nonetheless cannot live as… Keep Reading


Trump supporters call to repeal Bill of Rights

In a desperate attempt to damage 2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s reputation, supporters and campaign affiliates of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, started a movement to edit, revise, add, and strike out the majority of the clauses in the Bill of Rights, claiming that the Bill was “old and needed to become renovated… Keep Reading


On going home and coming back

From the moment I first visited campus during my junior year of high school, Swarthmore felt like home. Standing on Magill Walk, I felt an inexplicable wave of comfort and familiarity. I still do. During the stress of moving in and saying good-bye to my family, I was comforted by the fact that my room… Keep Reading

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