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How did Swat get here? An abridged history of activism at Swat

  In the context of recent activism and student action regarding Swarthmore’s divestment from fossil fuels, I thought I’d take a look at past and ongoing activism both campus and related to the institution. Here’s a (brief) history of some historical progresses and moments of activism at Swat: 1869 – Nov. 10, the College opens… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Swat Protects Rapists WordPress site launches with banner in Sharples

Recently, students created a wordpress website entitled “Swat Protects Rapists” outlining accusations of the administration’s handling of sexual assault cases. The phrase was also found vandalized on bathroom stalls in many places around campus, among these Kohlberg and Science Center. The website followed the appearance of fliers in bathrooms and other public spaces around campus… Keep Reading

Arts

Worthstock and LSE Artists!

  With only a few days to go, the Worthstock committee announced who will perform for Worthstock and LSE. The Worthstock committee is a group of students who undertake the responsibility of working with the administration to reach out and book artists for Worthstock. For the freshman out there, Worthstock is a yearly tradition constituting… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week: Briana Narzikul ’17

This past weekend, Narzikul was the lone senior honored on the Garnet’s Senior Day. In the game that followed the ceremony, the Media, Pa. native tallied two goals, propelling her team to a 12-8 win. In the team’s next game against Washington College, Narzikul recorded a hat trick, giving her 28 goals on the season… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

A nerd goes to Washington

The rain pounded us and we slipped in the mud.  When I held up the protest sign, the cold water poured down my sleeve and ran all the way down to my socks.  I nibbled on a soggy sandwich and asked myself why the heck I was standing here.  Why did I spend the last… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

The SGO Forum and the Failure to Listen

The SGO forum on divestment last Friday appears to have produced more tension than dialogue. This is largely due to Mountain Justice’s curious interpretation of the event after the fact. By their account, expressed in the op-ed “Friday’s Forum: An Exercise in Futility” written by Mountain Justice member Aru Shiney-Ajay ‘20 , the organizers only… Keep Reading

The Value of Science

The historic March for Science, a worldwide protest led by scientists and activists in support of the value of scientific inquiry and evidence-based policymaking, took place this past Saturday. One of the signs at the March read “I have faith in facts,” alluding to Kellyanne Conway’s notorious “alternative facts” remark. Other signs highlighted the benefits… Keep Reading

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