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Occupy Wall Street needs much more than occupation

On Tuesday, several labor unions joined the Occupy Wall Street protest, adding force and credibility to the two-week-old movement. But while it is easy to keep up with the protest’s participants, timeline and even its location — young protesters have camped out in Lower Manhattan’s financial district and spilled onto the Brooklyn Bridge — it… Keep Reading

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Placements deserve a place in Swarthmore curriculum

At this point in the semester, students taking Educational Studies classes are settling into their placements at a variety of nearby schools, ranging from public to private, from inner-city to suburban. They’re not the only ones getting a glimpse of how their studies relate to the real world. The Lang Center for Civic and Social… Keep Reading

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Voter apathy undermines Swarthmore student politics

Held this past Saturday, the Student Council Fall 2011 Emergency Elections garnered ballots from only about 250 people. Perhaps one could generously argue that the low voter turnout was due to the fact that it was only an “emergency” election being held to fill positions that weren’t filled last spring. But thanks to the use… Keep Reading

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