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The Death of Online News

Since 1881, we at The Phoenix have worked tirelessly to write pieces relevant to the Swarthmore community that are informative and conducive to discourse. As we continue to publish, we aim to stay ahead of the curve. It takes visionaries to know what the next move is, to stay ahead, and take risky decisions in… Keep Reading

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In appreciation of those who work behind the scenes

Do we appreciate every member of the Swarthmore community enough? At Swarthmore, we embrace the Quaker values of inclusion, diversity, and responsibility. Amidst our celebration of those values, however, some members of Swarthmore community usually do not receive as much attention and appreciation as they deserve — people who work behind the scene, be it… Keep Reading

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Finding home

Anyone who has talked to me for more than five minutes knows I am from Iowa. I am proud of my Iowa heritage, and I talk about it a lot. But for me, Iowa is more than just the place I am from — it is home. I was lucky to be able to grow… Keep Reading

Defining who gets to talk

It is impossible to place monetary value on the ability to talk. Many of us at Swat have experienced the feeling of being silenced, like your voice doesn’t matter and cannot be heard, but few of us can fully comprehend the physical inability to say anything. When a lack of ability to speak occurs, sometimes… Keep Reading

Opinions

A call for access

At this midpoint in the semester, most students find themselves in their routine. Thanks to the colored tabs in my calendar, I know when I must get out of bed, and alarms will guarantee that I will actually start my day five minutes later. Classes, meetings, and faces run on a repeating schedule, and it’s… Keep Reading

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Practicing kreng-jai at Swarthmore

Although I have studied in the United States for almost two years, there is one Thai word for which I cannot find a counterpart in English: kreng-jai. To kreng-jai is to be considerate of how other people feel and act considerately so that one does not engender any ill feeling in others. Similar to externality… Keep Reading

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More than hummus: renewing the call to boycott Sabra

On March 3, 2018, Students for Justice in Palestine launched a petition to end the sale of Sabra products on campus. Within days of launching, over 500 students and other community members had signed. Today, three weeks after the initial launch, the number of signatures continues to rise. We are calling on the college to… Keep Reading

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Colleges or investment firms?

When I was doing research for this column, I noticed an Atlantic article entitled “Rich, Stingy Colleges.” Intrigued, I clicked on it, and a picture of Parrish lawn in the springtime filled my computer screen. So a good start for my writing process, but less so for Swarthmore. One of the major developments in higher… Keep Reading

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