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Supreme Court to reignite health care reform debate

The Affordable Care Act, one of President Obama’s signature legislative achievements, is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it’s about time. The constitutionality of the law’s provision mandating Americans to purchase healthcare coverage or face a penalty is highly suspect. Can the government force Americans to buy something? On September 28, the Court decided… Keep Reading


Men’s soccer back on winning track with 2-0 week

It had been three seasons since the Swarthmore men’s soccer team lost consecutive matches, so following road defeats to Stevens and Dickinson two weeks ago, the team gathered to reflect and recommit. “Our real emphasis on the little details was starting to get a little bit sloppy,” said head coach Eric Wagner, whose team had… Keep Reading


Men’s tennis shines at ITA Regional Tournament

At the University of Mary Washington this weekend, the Swarthmore men’s tennis team participated in the ITA regional tournament with a great deal of success. In the singles draw, four members of the Garnet — Max Bressman ’12, Zak Kelm ’12, Irving Stone ’15 and Max Sacks ’15 — all defeated their first-round opponents. Kelm defeated Washington… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Nia Jones

WHAT SHE’S DONE: Jones scored two goals to key a 4-3 victory over Johns Hopkins on Saturday. FAVORITE CAREER MOMENT: [This season’s] Ursinus game. Yes, we lost, but compared to last year, it was night and day. It was really the first time our team finally clicked. WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO: We set little… Keep Reading

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Alum Massey Burke builds earthen clay wall at Swat

When Massey Burke ’00 attended Swarthmore, she craved practical applications of the things she was passionate about. Ten years later, she’s working to provide just that for today’s students. In conjunction with the Art and Engineering departments, Burke is working to create an adobe plastered earthen wall — made from all sustainable materials — between… Keep Reading

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First fashion runway show raises over $1000

Last Friday, over a hundred fashion enthusiasts flocked to Upper Tarble for Swarthmore’s first-ever fashion show and auction to benefit the Trevor Project, America’s leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention network aimed at LGBT youth. Hosted by the Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA), Fashion Forward 2011 saw thirty models take to the runway sporting the finest items on the… Keep Reading


Field hockey streak hits three with win over JHU

This has not been a season without obstacles for the Swarthmore field hockey team, a condition that was reflected in their record for the early part of the season. Faced with an inexperienced roster — five juniors and zero seniors — the Garnet has been forced to coalesce on the fly, a process which can… Keep Reading

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