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Why men do not belong in the abortion conversation

Last week, I was sitting down in the second floor lounge of Willets pretending to do homework and talking to a bunch of my dorm mates about complete nonsense. This is a common theme in the public spaces of Willets and perfectly depicts our tuition money hard at work.  Somehow as my procrastination continued, the… Keep Reading

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The Famous Sophomore Slump

Ah yes, the dreaded and much talked-about Sophomore Slump. Well, folks, I’m here to tell you it’s as real a thing as you and me, and it’s affected almost every sophomore I’ve talked to right here on our beloved campus. I did not believe in this terrible syndrome until this semester, though everyone warned me… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

Jukebox: the power of the playlist

I have a playlist for just about every genre and every mood. There’s “Air Karaoke.” “Lazy.” “Jitters.” “Covers.” “Classic Rock.” “If You Don’t Know the Song, Ask Your Parents.” I could keep going. “Boy Bands.” “Candy Kids.” “Jukebox.” “Dance Around.” There are a few titles that are less coherent, less dignified: tucked into my “Curated”… Keep Reading

Sports

Previewing the 2018 NBA Draft

  This year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball season is well underway and has yet to disappoint. Ever since the final buzzer of the 2017 March Madness tournament, college basketball fans have been looking forward to this season, citing the sheer amount of talented players poised to make a name for themselves on the court.… Keep Reading

Campus Journal

Great Swarthmore Expectations

Freshman fall is almost over for the incoming Class of 2021, and initial anxieties have dwindled as students have acclimated to the Swarthmore campus; as they’ve been able to get a first-hand experience of what Swat is really like. Months after the blitz of admissions and orientation, freshmen are now assessing their experiences and asking:… Keep Reading

Sports

NFL Season Update and Potential Playoff Picture

The 2017 season has been full of twists and turns, from the entire kneeling saga, to the recent benching of New York Giants franchise quarterback Eli Manning, to the issues concerning head injuries. There was also the stellar play of rookie Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, whose season was tragically cut short by a… Keep Reading

News

How the carbon charge works

In September of 2016, the Carbon Charge Committee was established to manage the Carbon Charge Program. To understand the program and its implications, we ask: what is Swarthmore’s Carbon Charge Program? And what is its significance of the program outside Swarthmore? According to Climate Action Senior Fellow, Nathaniel Graf, the Carbon Charge Program has four… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the week: Charles Yang ʼ19

Charles Yang, a junior standout hailing from Naperville, Illi. has started off the 2017-18 Men’s Swim season hot. Yang primarily focuses on the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke, and the 50-yard backstroke for his events. In a recent Dec. 2 meet against Ursinus College, Yang finished first overall in the 50-yard freestyle, with… Keep Reading

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