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After the Syllabus, Beach Tomes

The upcoming summer away from Swarthmore means a rare window of reading books not dictated by sylabi.  For those for whom sudden litereary freedom might be intimidating,  here is a list of summer recommended reads followed by choice selections from Swarthmore English professors.   “On the Road: The Original Scroll” (2007, 408 pgs) by Jack… Keep Reading

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A Portrait of the Sharples Re-designers

For Professor Min Kyung Lee of the Art History Department, architecture is not “strictly a technical practice,” but is rather about “being able to produce and come up with an idea … [to] find an aesthetic and functional and socially and environmentally responsible way of addressing” any problem. Skilled architects, then, design their own buildings… Keep Reading

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MISERY POKER//HOW DO SWATTIES FEEL ABOUT THEIR WORKLOAD?But many of us “frequently feel overwhelmed by my work.” | Create infographics Keep Reading

Macbeth Preview

“Get ready, witches, and stand by, Lady M!” The curtains open on the Yellow Stocking Player’s mainstage debut of “Macbeth” this Friday, marking the end of a far more grueling tech week than cast members are typically subjected to. Transitioning from Olde Club to LPAC’s main stage for the first time, “It’s one of those… Keep Reading

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Swatties Screw their Roommates

Components required for a successful Screw: a costume (preferably embarrassing), dinner on a paper plate, a sense of humor, and hopefully a reliable roommate. Screw Your Roommate is one of those Swat marvels that could only happen here, and it remains one of the most popular social occasions of the semester. When asked about how… Keep Reading

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Learning How To Think … About Majors

In 1999, a professor of art history at the college delivered an address titled “The Usefulness of Uselessness.” Her argument has since become the academic credo on campus; the idea that the pursuit of interests, no matter how disparate or “useless” they may appear to be, will somehow come in handy ten years down the… Keep Reading

Committment-Conscious Cabaret

Do you want to be in a musical at Swarthmore, but just don’t have the time? Paolo Debuque ’15 and Audrey Edelstein ’15 bring you Cabaret Night: excellent musical theater with a low time commitment. Life at Swat can be hectic. Between classes, extra-curriculars and trying to have a social life, many Swatties end up… Keep Reading

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