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Global Citizenship in the Humanitarian Aid Regime

As a catastrophe-based project, humanitarian aid in post-conflict settings is a tactful, transnational pursuit. To justify humanitarian impulses, I have heard many invoke racist images of downtrodden shantytowns of the Global South in crisis, reaching at the charitable hands of the White Savior, only to disguise this structural inscription of Orientalism as “philanthropy.” I, myself,… Keep Reading

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Swat’s Culture of Athletes Supporting Athletes

As the Men’s Basketball team completed their final seconds of the Centennial Conference Championship game, the crowd erupted and rushed the court to celebrate the win. This crowd was distinctly comprised of fellow athletes with almost every team having at least one representative in attendance for the victory. Here at Swarthmore, athletes support athletes. The… Keep Reading

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Low Cost Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

When you are a college student operating on a relatively thin budget, Valentine’s Day can be a huge pain.  From flowers to jewelry, from overpriced chocolates to candle-lit dinners, one 24 hour period is enough to clean out your bank account for the rest of the year.  If you are struggling to balance your budget… Keep Reading

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A new way to draw

One of Peripeteia’s many workshops this weekend was a two-day drawing workshop in Kitao Gallery called Drawing the Movements, taught by Maisie Luo ’19. Jake Mundo ’18, a member of the Peripeteia planning committee, explains that the goal of Peripeteia workshops is to expose students to new and interesting things that they might not otherwise… Keep Reading

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Habitus

There is something soft and breathtaking about being surrounded by moving, flowing, cloth, as well as being able to guide its twirling movement, pulling down on cords that hang from the ceiling of an otherwise empty warehouse. In the early evening, the oversized cloths are dappled with light spots and as the breeze off the… Keep Reading

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Giving thanks where it’s due

My father walks in the front door as slowly and quietly as possible. It is 6:30 in the morning, and he is heading to bed after a twelve-hour graveyard shift at the factory. He spent the last twelve hours operating machines for plastic and electric automobile parts. The endless hours of manual labor leave his… Keep Reading

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