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The inevitable encroachment of normie memes

In the fleeting moments in between classes or procrastinating before starting that seven page paper due tomorrow, college students across the country often turn to their institution’s Facebook meme pages for entertainment. At Swarthmore, it seems as if the source of happiness has taken an unfortunately normie turn. The college’s main meme page, Swarthmore Memes… Keep Reading



You died a day before the ceasefire. Another tally they forget but we remember.   You were born on national day: an honor they don’t deserve. They cheer in the city square, Their planes fly past like vultures, their fireworks explode like grenades. They put your name last on a stone slab in the middle… Keep Reading


Checking in on women’s soccer spring season

After beating Johns Hopkins in the Centennial Conference finals to win the championship, the Swarthmore women’s soccer team look to work hard during their spring season in order to come back next fall and reclaim their title. Last year women’s soccer went 7-2-1 in Conferences, clutching the second place spot for playoffs. They then won… Keep Reading


Some pessimism about divestment

Sunrise has had a good week. SGO recently announced that they will invest surplus funds from the student activity budget into BlackRock, an investment fund that prioritizes environmental sustainability and refuses to invest in fossil fuels. While this is not really “divestment” as Sunrise claims, since the money wasn’t invested into fossil fuels in the… Keep Reading


Athletes respond to the Parkland shooting

Less than a month ago, Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in what was one of the deadliest school massacres ever. This tragic event was felt all across the nation and has sparked major political debate over gun laws. Athletic organizations and professional athletes have taken a large… Keep Reading

Athlete of the week: Jeffrey Tse ʼ19

This past weekend, the Swarthmore Garnet men’s and women’s swim teams both placed second at the Centennial Conference Championship meet. Among the top Garnet swimmers over the weekend was Jeffrey Tse ʼ19 from Ellicott City, Md. Tse won both the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke, and he placed second in the 200 breaststroke.… Keep Reading

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