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Tour guides answer our questions, finally

As August ends, Swarthmore again awakens from summer’s relative calm to the surging crowd of returning and new students and the routine bustle and noise of college life. Next year, as summer begins, most students will again leave, and the campus will return to a state of partial hibernation. Yet even as the college passes… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

What they were doing while you were at the beach

Summer Profiles from the Class of 2015 The summer after a first year of undergraduate studies leaves students with several months of unstructured time. For those not enrolled in summer courses, this season allows for some escape from normal methodized learning and provides opportunities to seek out jobs, fellowships and internships in order to gain… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Experienced cast gears up for orientation play

Last year’s Orientation Play featured cast members throwing handfuls of condoms into the audience. Those lucky audience members who got to snag a couple (“Yeah, I’m gonna use this tonight! Heh”) were fortunate enough to get a little reminder of the Orientation Play whenever they saw those condoms in their wallets over the course of… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Orientation Ice Breakers

Love them or hate them, icebreakers abound during Orientation week on campus. Delivering giggles and guffaws to dorm lounges near you, the silly questions and absurd challenges work wonders for tempering nerves. “I’m not a very big fan of most ice breakers, but it’s actually really surprising how much a good one can contribute to… Keep Reading

Columns/Opinions/Popular Science

Mars Rover inspires wonder … and budget cuts

You couldn’t have missed it. Curiosity — NASA’s $2.5 billion dollar planetary rover that was years in the making — was an awesome demonstration of NASA’s engineering prowess, and a reminder that there are still entire worlds left for mankind to explore. NASA’s ability to captivate the imagination and push what is thought to be… Keep Reading

Campus Journal

Visions of… Arcadia?

“Visions of Arcadia,” on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Dorrance Special Exhibition Galleries through September 3, attempts to demonstrate the profound influence of Arcadia, as described by Virgil in his Eclogues, on French artists throughout history, beginning with Nicholas Poussin and concluding with Pablo Picasso and the Cubists. A few paintings… Keep Reading

Breaking News/News

Campus sorority to open its doors in spring semester

The student group Not Yet Sisters (NYS) can finally claim victory. After several meetings and presentations this summer with Swarthmore’s administration, the sorority will be conducting its intake in the spring of 2013. According to Satya Nelms, the campus advisor for the sorority, shortly after NYS was approved to “begin the exploration process for bringing… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Game Change 2012: our stakes in the upcoming election

Staff Editorial As we plod through the Republican primaries and steadily approach the 2012 presidential election, several key issues continue not only to plague our collective conscience, but also to stifle any hope for complete progress. The political arena has responded garishly, with rampant partisanship demonstrated by a gridlocked Congress on issues from taxes to… Keep Reading

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