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Community members discuss advocacy and carbon pricing at Safe Climate PA conference

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Swarthmore students and administrators attended a Safe Climate PA conference in Harrisburg. The conference serves as “an opportunity to learn about carbon pricing policies and how to effectively engage with elected officials, the media, and our campus communities to advocate for climate solutions,” according to its website. Director of Sustainability Aurora… Keep Reading


Athletes Send Prayers for Vegas

Though a few calls for political action have been sprinkled throughout the array of tweets, Facebook posts, and statements about the tragic shooting that occurred in Las Vegas recently, the responses have overwhelmingly just been voicings of solidarity, sadness, and support. Countless celebrities have spoken out and expressed their cares and prayers for the victims… Keep Reading


Tensions rise at moment of silence for Indigenous People’s Day

This past Monday around noon, the Swarthmore Indigenous Students Association, along with other students, gathered in Parrish Parlors for a moment of silence to acknowledge the plight of Indigenous peoples and protest the federally recognized holiday of Columbus Day. The demonstration overlapped with a previously scheduled event at the time, a performance of the “Lunch… Keep Reading


W course for int’l students has promise

Several weeks ago, I received an e-mail inviting all international students to meet with Dr. Natalie Mera Ford, who currently serves as a Swarthmore’s Multilingual Writing Specialist. As an international student, I was interested in how college-level writing in the US differ from that in other countries, especially here at Swarthmore where every student must… Keep Reading


PGA Tour begins yet another grueling season

The new golf season is already upon us. Only two weeks following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season-ending Tour Championship, won by 23-year-old Xander Schauffele, the PGA Tour kicked off its 2017-18 season this past week at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. The “wraparound season,” as the Tour calls it, was established in 2013… Keep Reading

Artist Spotlight/Arts

Art as a force of change

On Thursday, Oct. 5, the environmental studies program, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the arts department co-hosted an event called “Imagine! Art, Environment and Social Change.” The interdisciplinary panel presentation and discussion featured three women who work at the intersection of art, the environment and justice. The three panelists were Ciara… Keep Reading

Arts/Music in Spaces

Through sound and shape: Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance

Title: Through sound and shape: Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance Author: Jessica Yang, Arts Writer   Celebrated contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES seeks to explore the possibilities of movement and instill new meanings to traditional ballet. The company was founded in 1982 and is guided by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. It… Keep Reading

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