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Adding ‘Twilight’ to a syllabus meets challenges

Team Edward and Team Jacob seem to be rallying support in the college classroom. From Rutgers College’s “Vampires: From Sin and Exile to Sex and Salvation” to Harvard’s “The Vampire in Literature and Film,” university classrooms are increasingly turning their attention to the pop culture phenomenon of vampire love stories sweeping the hearts and minds… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

Oscar’s crying game: the use & abuse of melancholy

Well, once again it’s the bleakest time of the year — mid-November, and Oscar season. Cold, dreary capitalism settles in as marketers and distributors ride a seemingly endless wave of red carpets and critics’ awards ceremonies that will carry them to the desolate beaches of February, at which point some will be rewarded and most… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Late night dining options proposed for hungry students

After several late and hungry nights last semester, Morgan Williams ’14 and Nicholas Ciborowski ’14 started devising a plan to establish a system that would make food available past midnight on campus. “When it gets to be around one or two [in the morning], there really isn’t anywhere to get food because everything has closed… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Judith Butler speaks at Bryn Mawr as Mary Flexner lecturer

As students at Swarthmore listened to Nicholas Kristof’s humanitarian pitch on Monday, students at Bryn Mawr flocked to a philosophical lecture that, according to an official publication, covered “the important distinction between queer politics and gay and lesbian rights frameworks,” and questioned whether “those who struggle for gender equality and sexual freedom should care about… Keep Reading


Men’s soccer finishes strong with ECAC championship

A free kick goal off the foot of senior midfielder Micah Rose ’12 in double overtime won the ECAC South Region Championship for the Swarthmore men’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon. The goal was Rose’s last as a member of the Garnet, and it came after scoreless regulation and overtime periods between the Garnet and the Medaille… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Micah Rose

WHAT HE’S DONE: Rose sent the Garnet to an ECAC title with his double-overtime goal against the Medaille Mavericks. WHAT THE MOMENT MEANS: “It was pretty special to win my final game in a Swarthmore shirt. It’s been an amazing four years. It was meaningful for me to end that journey on a positive note.“… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Swat students operate homeless shelter

This fall, a group of students from Swarthmore, in addition to both undergraduate and graduate students from six other colleges, kick-started the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP), a budding initiative dedicated to providing shelter during the coldest months of the year for the homeless and the socially underprivileged in the heart of the… Keep Reading

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