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Swarthmore isn’t doing anything wrong by Queering the Bible

On Monday, Jan. 29, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) led a protest objecting to one of the college’s tentative courses for next fall called “Queering the Bible.” According to its course description, the class will use “methods of queer and trans theoretical approaches” and will “destabilize long held… Keep Reading

Arts/Columns/Uncategorized

Making the Best of It: Hooking Up

For some reason, “making” is something viewed as a relic of the past, something that was done out of necessity and boredom before the Internet. This however, is far from true: there are millions of people around the world and in the U.S. who sew, make pottery, knit, crochet, embroider, and use any other variety… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

On PubNite and the community it fosters

Swarthmore has a reputation for being one of the most self-consciously intellectual schools in the country. We should take pride in that label — there’s nothing wrong with a school prioritizing academics. The administration’s policies, which were revamped after 2013, make it hard to serve alcohol at or raise money for PubNite. and Pub’s current… Keep Reading

Opinions/Swat Global

Why don’t I write anything down?

When I first sat down to write my column I was so excited. During my three semesters of editing for the Phoenix I wasn’t able to write opinions pieces due to a rule in the Phoenix’s editorial policies. So after three semesters I was finally able to write an opinions piece. Finally I would be… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

College needs to promote dean continuity

We, members of the Phoenix, and our readers belong to a transient community by nature. Every four years, the student body is replaced and the alumni network grows larger. It is partly because of this rapidly changing student community that the institutional structure of Parrish Hall needs to avoid this same transience and maintain consistency.… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

On the Pertinence of Public Service Under Trump

[Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published in the Wake Forest Newspaper, “Old Gold and Black” on January 19th.] Last month, the “Washington Post” reported that the staffs of 12 of the 15 Cabinet departments shrank during the first year of the Trump administration. This net loss of 16,000 federal government workers during the first… Keep Reading

Columns/Opinions

Thailand, Trump, and Authoritarianism

Last week, I overheard a conversation about Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. Two people were arguing if President Trump would ever release them. The argument proceeded as follows: because American politics nowadays are too polarized and divisive, President Trump’s tax return would not affect public perception. For Trump supporters, if Trump’s antics,… Keep Reading

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