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Voter apathy undermines Swarthmore student politics

Held this past Saturday, the Student Council Fall 2011 Emergency Elections garnered ballots from only about 250 people. Perhaps one could generously argue that the low voter turnout was due to the fact that it was only an “emergency” election being held to fill positions that weren’t filled last spring. But thanks to the use… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Plays in preview: monologues, Sondheim and stockings

Fall at Swarthmore offers casts and audiences alike a great variety of dramatic productions and performances to entertain on those crisp evenings. Upcoming shows explore a range of styles and subjects, from Shakespearian vignettes to dramatic monologues. Lisa Sendrow ’13 is the director for an upcoming production of “The Vagina Monologues,” an episodic play written… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

How to take action when lightning strikes your portfolio

Whenever we hear about national crises such as the credit downgrade from AAA to AA+ on Friday, August 5th, we’re always made aware of macroeconomic repercussions such as future governmental actions and the interpretations of huge investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, among others. But how are these sharp declines in the market affecting the… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Olde Club begins season with Enlace Concert

This Saturday at 10 p.m., Olde Club will host a concert and dance party featuring a renowned, diverse trio of artists — Zuzuka Poderosa, Las Krudas and Geko Jones. The concert, which will be Olde Club’s first live performance of the school year, was organized by Enlace (pronounced en-LAH-say), Swarthmore’s Latino student organization on campus.… Keep Reading

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