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Taiko drum and dance performance celebrates Japan

How can one express enthusiasm, appreciation for life or a sense of perseverance? This past Sunday evening at Lang Concert Hall, 44 Japanese students from Tamagawa University brought a taste of their culture to Swarthmore College, with drums and Japanese music. Through a total of ten pieces, they painted a romantic picture of cherry blossom… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

TEDx talk engages community, brings ideas

After a year of planning, TEDxSwarthmore went off last Saturday without a hitch. With a crew of volunteers in place and a huge TEDxSwarthmore logo crafted by the LPAC crew sitting confidently on stage, the event’s planners and speakers were able to sit back and absorb the ideas being floated around the Pearson-Hall Theatre as… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

At Buffalo Exchange, there is little to heckle about

As the wise character that is Rebecca Bloomwood noted during retail therapy, I mean, rehabilitation, “Stores are put there to enjoy. The experience is enjoyable. I mean, more than enjoyable. It’s, it’s beautiful. The sheen of silk draped across a manikin, the smell of Italian leather shoes. The rush you feel when you swipe you… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

‘Undun’ combines talent with focus on storytelling

Before delving into The Roots’ new concept album, Undun, one should be warned. This album is not for the light-hearted. It is not a modern-day, Horatio Alger rags-to-riches story. And it is certainly nothing similar to the weed-infused Flatbush Zombie releases I reviewed in my last column. No. Rather, Undun paints a bleak and pessimistic… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Marie Mutryn

WHAT SHE’S DONE: Mutryn was the Garnet’s top scorer in the team’s 24-8 blowout of Bryn Mawr on Saturday, scoring four goals to go along with two assists. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT: “So far, I’d have to say beating Washington College at home last year 13 to 12. ” WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO: “To win the Centennial Conference playofs.” THE THREE MOVIES SHE’D TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND: “Avatar,… Keep Reading

Season/Sports/Spring

Baseball routs Fords to begin conference play

The Swarthmore baseball team continued to pile up victories, improving to 15-4 with two wins over Keuka College and conference rival Haverford. The 15-4 record gives Swarthmore second place in the Centennial conference. On Monday, first baseman Mike Cameron ’12 lead the Garnet to an absolute blowout, as Swarthmore defeated upstate New York’s Keuka College… Keep Reading

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