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Dispatches from the Northeastern Front

This anonymous diary recounting the Great Winter-But-Actually-Spring-Spring-Is-A-Lie Storms of 2018 was found buried by the Purple Tree. Its author appears to have melted into a nearby puddle of tears and frost. March 1: Winter storm Riley draws closer, as I stock up on bare necessities — spaghetti, cat videos, wooly socks, chocolate. Just one day… Keep Reading


A warning on simplifying Songkran festival

Those of you who have talked to me probably know I came from Thailand and have lived in the U.S. for virtually two years. A few days ago, I saw a poster about the Thingyan Water Festival which is taking place at Parrish Beach on Monday, April 16. The phrase “water festival” sounded familiar to… Keep Reading


MLS, welcome to Zlatan

In the span of nine days, the former Barcelona, Juventus, and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic terminated his contract with Manchester United, signed a new one with LA Galaxy, made his debut, and-oh yeah, scored two goals in 20 minutes after coming off the bench, including a 40 yard volley which helped push the Galaxy… Keep Reading

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Thank you Cardi B

She was born in the Bronx as Belcalis Almanzar and is Dominican and Trinidadian. She is the first female rapper, since Lauryn Hill in 1998, to reach the number 1 spot on Billboard’s top 100 chart. She was a stripper who first came to fame through her social media presence, especially her “A Hoe Never… Keep Reading

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Getting Over the Spring Break Slump

It is now at the point in the semester when the metaphorical fan is being hit with all kinds of substances: midterms, essays, tech weeks, and anything else your professors and directors want to make up to bog you down. After the much-needed and much-missed relaxation of spring break, how does one cope with the… Keep Reading


Champions League Quarterfinals Continues

The Champions League, the world’s most esteemed club football tournament, has started up again after a short, 3-week hiatus between the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. Looking back on my previous Champions League projections I can confidently say that my predictive ability is abysmal. P.S.G., my favorite to win the tournament, did not stage the… Keep Reading

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Ugh, It’s Cold

The headline says it all. We’re already three weeks into spring, the season of new beginnings, new life, a cleanse of sorts, a celebration of life, warmth, and happiness … and yet it’s still cold? Not only cold, but snowing?! In April?!? I know there was recently some conversation in the Swat Facebook sphere about… Keep Reading


SJP Sabra Boycott Gains Traction

On Wednesday, Swarthmore Students for Justice in Palestine held a rally in Parrish Parlors with the aim of halting the sale of Sabra Hummus on campus. The rally, which followed a petition that garnered over 500 signatures, has attracted national attention from news sources like Fox News and has even been targeted by members outside… Keep Reading

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