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Editorial: We won’t be fake news

Browsing the news and current events this past week, it was nearly impossible not to cringe at the many comments and actions made by our new president. In less than a week in office, he has managed to issue executive orders stopping federal dollars to organizations that offer abortion services and ordering a faster approval… Keep Reading

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Journalistic integrity involves us all

Freedom of the press is threatened each and every day at a local, national, and international level. Within the United States, we enjoy constitutional protection of our most basic freedoms of speech and press; the same can be said here at Swarthmore for the most part. However, with the rise of President-elect Trump, the national… Keep Reading

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Acts of anti-semitism indicate need for improvement

Since August 31, five swastikas have been found on or near Swarthmore’s campus. The discovery of offensive, hateful, and bigoted symbols and speech at Swarthmore is nothing new. The history of our institution is rife with examples of bias incidents, graffiti, and actions and hateful symbolism that hurt large swaths of our student population. This… Keep Reading

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After incidents at UPenn, we stand in solidarity

This past week, following the presidential election, a surge in hate-based crimes and intimidation tactics against people of color, women, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ individuals have plagued the nation following President-elect Donald Trump’s clinching of the presidential nomination. These discriminatory actions have impacted communities across the United States in a number of ways. We at… Keep Reading

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On the election and moving forward

Everyone responds to stressful events like the recent election in different ways, but as we all go about our separate lives, the Phoenix wants to remind the community that we must stand together in times of strife. We urge all members of the community to practice radical kindness as we move forward as a community… Keep Reading

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Swarthmore students must vote in coming election

This will be a historic election. It will indubitably go down in history as one of the most unexpected and tumultuous cycles in electoral history, irrespective of whether or not we elect our first female president. This election will be memorable for many other reasons, from the ways in which it highlights a broken two-party… Keep Reading

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Editorial: College must act in solidarity with Harvard

On Wednesday afternoon, union workers at Harvard University voted 583 to 1 to ratify a new contract that confirms year-round wages at $35,000 annually as well as a cap on out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Following a three week long strike that concluded in the revised wages and benefits, staff members returned to university dining halls, half… Keep Reading

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Swatties may not be able to commit to more parties

Over fall break, several of the Phoenix editors travelled to other colleges and universities to visit our friends. Between the homecoming football games and extra thousands of students at each campus, we knew we weren’t at Swarthmore anymore. On University of Pennsylvania’s campus, students lined up around the quad to purchase the newest, most exclusive… Keep Reading

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