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Sometimes, Swatties could use a little SpongeBob

I’ll admit that Swat and SpongeBob, although alliterative, are not at all synonymous. Though maybe, in some ways, they should be. We are six weeks into the semester, and an aggregate of stress can be found formulating in the basement of Cornell Library. Sleep-deprived Swatties dragging their feet to 8 a.m. classes and running on… Keep Reading


President’s sustainability research fellowship expanded, refined

Amos Frye ’18, a fellow of the President’s Sustainability Research Fellowship program, worked first as a landscaper and farmhand in high school, then as a volunteer for the Student Conservation Association, working on trails in Hopewell Furnace, Pa., and Kenai Fjords, Alaska. Over the last two summers, he has worked for two different Conservation Corps,… Keep Reading


Volleyball players aim high by taking a knee

At the women’s volleyball home game on Sept. 30 against Widener, most of the team knelt during the national anthem. Those who didn’t kneel held hands with their teammates in an expression of solidarity. Spectators were mostly activists and supporters; many of them were dressed in black and knelt in solidarity. After the national anthem… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

The problem with promises

Swatties love to make promises. Whether it is promising that you will go support your friend at their game, read over a classmate’s essay, or finish your homework before midnight, we are all constantly making promises both to ourselves and to others. The problem is we aren’t very good at keeping them. It is not… Keep Reading


Kitao Holds First Ever First Year Arts Showcase

  Freshman cannot live in Worth, cannot be Residential Assistants, and they cannot even declare their majors. However, last Friday’s show at Kitao proved that they can be artists, and quite good ones at that. Kitao, Swarthmore’s student run arts space, held their first ever first year student showcase. Maral Gaeeni ‘18, an Art History… Keep Reading


OneCard expands access, increases options

When the OneCard system at the college was launched in May 2016, it was implemented to create a single system that would enable students to have card access to most buildings on campus. Now, the OneCard serves as an ID, a key for more buildings on campus, a library card, and a way to access… Keep Reading

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