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We aren’t kidding around, Swarthmore needs childcare

Recently, a survey was sent out to the Swarthmore community assessing the potential for a child care program on Swarthmore’s campus. The survey, sent out by the Childcare Committee,  asked questions about how important Swarthmore community members feel childcare is to “Swarthmore’s values of social responsibility, excellence in education, and best employer practices.” The survey… Keep Reading

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Of Travel Plans and TB Tests: Studying Abroad in the Fall

Here’s a fun math problem: what do you get from five rescheduled meetings, plus a dozen e-mails begging department heads to see you, multiplied by three months of impatience and malfunctioning links, plus vaccinations and a TB test?   Answer: one student (me), ready to study abroad in fall 2018. My program, I.E.S. Rabat, is… 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


Professors fast to pressure Board to repeal 1991 ban

On April 20, two days after a referendum demanding that the Board of Managers repeal the 1991 Investment Committee ban passed with an 87% approval rate, Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Lee Smithey announced that three professors would be fasting for one week at a time until the Board meets in mid-May, beginning with Religion… Keep Reading


A call to deinstitutionalize stress

“Have you taken care of yourself recently?” My professor asked me this question a few weeks ago after noticing how enervated I was. As midterms were rolling in, I needed to sacrifice several hours of sleep every day to catch up with all of the homework and revise what I had learned. Such habits a… Keep Reading


“KOD” – J. Cole as you’ve heard him before

  North Carolina artist J. Cole has been a fixture in the Hip hop scene for years now. His last two projects “2014 Forest Hills Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only” were met with huge commercial success, the former infamously going double platinum without any features. His new surprise release “KOD” comes almost a year… Keep Reading


Peaslee debaters win Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year

Peaslee members Miriam Pierson ’18 and Nate Urban ’18 made debate history last week. Together, they won Team of the Year, and Pierson took home the Speaker of the Year award. These awards are given out annually to the top-ranked college debate team and debater, respectively, within the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Pierson and Urban… Keep Reading


Examining the Swarthmore athletics recruiting process

With spring now well upon us, the bloom of flowers, buzz of bees, and growth of new life brings about a new season of growth for our community as well, as we add a number of new faces during SwatStruck. For these new accepted students, the campus, the people, and college life in general are… Keep Reading

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