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You Can’t Stop the Violence

With all the talk lately about gun control, I’m here to tell you that you can’t stop the violence.  People are going to be able to get guns and they are going to use them to inflict violence upon others.  To all of the people that protest violence in this world and believe in peace… Keep Reading


“You Are an Illegal”

Wetback. Spic. Terrorist. Chink. Most at Swarthmore wouldn’t dare address an immigrant or person of color with one of these terms. Yet the framework for the immigration debate commonly uses the term “illegal immigrant” or “illegal alien” to describe a resident of this country who does not have proper documentation. Moreover, these terms have even… Keep Reading


Op-Ed: Cell Phones Generate E-Waste

The 21st century is known as the age of technology.  Every year there is a new electronic gadget designed to be sleeker, smarter, faster, and more able to do many different actions at once. With all this new technology ingratiating itself and being ubiquitous in our lives, people often forget to ask what happens to… Keep Reading


Mavs Bench Brigade Happens Short In Game 1

The Houston Astros and brand new York Mets instituting play in 1962. But as video game progressed and Rodgers looked better and better, it seemed nobody was missing Favre. In baseball, time does not come to an end; only three outs can end an inning. The straightforward fact remains white pitchers dominated recreation in Ruth’s… Keep Reading


The Swat Business Network

Op-Ed by Leo Deibel On Thursday, March 1 Julian Harper ’08 organized the semiannual alumni meeting of the LinkedIn group “Swarthmore Business Network” in five different US cities. The event run by alumni in the individual cities was first hosted by Rob Steelman ’92 in 2010 in New York City. It quickly became a popular… Keep Reading


Why there should be broader engagement with queer issues

Op-Ed by Vasomnoleak Ly Being a queer person, I know the sharp, stinging edge of the word faggot. It’s been used to deride me before, and to a certain extent I’ve grown thick-skinned. The old cliché comes to mind here, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” and somewhere… Keep Reading

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