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Beyond a Movie Trailer: Benghazi and America’s Middle East Problem

The first American ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979, United States embassies in Yemen, Egypt, and Tunisia ransacked, and massive protests against the United States springing up across the Middle East. And, the Obama administration would like us to believe that this is all “senseless violence” due to a crooked individual’s movie… Keep Reading

On “The Innocence of Muslims”: Free Speech Covers the Unpalatable

The violence that occurred in Libya and Egypt last week over a YouTube video, “The Innocence of Muslims,” has been rightfully condemned, but too often it has also been rationalized, justified, and given credence. The inciting video is seen as hateful enough, distasteful enough, to make these acts of violence, if not justifiable, understandable. Because… Keep Reading

Student Council Platforms

Vic Brady ’13 for Co-President

Hey Swat!  My name is Vic Brady ’13, and I am running for StuCo Co-President. As StuCo Co-President, I will: 1. Expand the Small Steps Campaign that I created as Student Life Representative in 2011 to target more areas of contention on campus. 2. Create a Student Activities Forum with group leadership to increase awareness… Keep Reading

Dan Cho ’13 for Co-President

Hello! My name is Daniel Cho ’13 and I would love to be your next Student Council Co-President. I ran for Co-President last spring because I believed my ideas could improve our student experience at Swarthmore. I had hoped to organize a union to bring student groups on campus together, believing it could promote greater… Keep Reading

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