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Why some CS majors aren’t doing Honors

In its Nov 5 edition, the Phoenix published an article about the decline in Honors participation across Swarthmore, claiming it correlates with an increase in participation in the natural sciences. In particular, computer science was named twice as a department contributing to the decline. As two students studying in the natural sciences who considered, but… Keep Reading

In favor of the sit-in

To the Editor: Gail and I met on our first day of orientation at Swarthmore and have been married almost 49 years. Although we don’t agree on everything, we both feel that our alma mater needs to divest from fossil fuel investments. We strongly support the students who are sitting in and would probably be… Keep Reading

Willingham on frats

As I read DU’s opinion piece in the Phoenix last week, I quickly turned from curiosity to confusion as the bulk of the letter veered dramatically —some would say laughably— away from what it set out to do at the beginning.  DU juxtaposed the outrageously racist conduct of Oklahoma’s SAE chapter with their own model,… Keep Reading

Party policy limits queer life

We would like to briefly give voice to a consequence of the college’s new alcohol policy discussed in Bobby Zipp ’18’s January 22 article, “Alcohol-related hospitalizations, calls decrease.” The new alcohol policy has concentrated Swarthmore’s weekend social scene in the hands of the fraternities, and as queer and trans students we do not feel comfortable… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor/Opinions

Advice to Mountain Justice supporters

Last week’s editorial was a ringing endorsement for Mountain Justice’s calls for escalation. The Phoenix’s editorial board joined in the popular criticism of the Board of Managers, describing Mountain Justice as a group of students who have “invested substantial time in learning about the issue of divestment” and the Board as “wasting [Mountain Justice’s] time… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

Lang Scholars misrepresented by editorial

As current Lang Opportunity Scholars, we wish to respond to the Phoenix’s editorial, “Lang Scholars Program Must Change.” While the Lang Opportunity Scholarship program is not perfect, the editorial was misinformed in several ways. First, the Phoenix argued that LOS should fund projects in the area surrounding Swarthmore. Many LOS projects take place in Chester,… Keep Reading

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