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Letter to the Editor: KONY 2012

Letter to the Editor: Robert Fain ’14 Hello Phoenix, The poll for this week asks whether the “Kony 2012” campaign has enough power to generate real action in efforts to rid Uganda of Joseph Kony and the LRA. I believe this kind of yes or no question does not address the critical issues of the… Keep Reading

Understanding China’s rare trade deficit, revisited

On March 10, China’s General Administration of Customs reported that its February monthly trade deficit had reached $31.5 billion, its weakest performance in more than two decades. Chinese imports surged by a faster-than-expected rate of 39.6 percent compared to February last year, while exports climbed at a slower-than-expected rate of 18.4 percent. Perhaps counter-intuitively, the… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Talking the talk, but not walking the walk at Swat

Staff Editorial Social dialogue is often pillared by two concerns: commerciality and civic cataclysms. That is to say, we usually reach for the language of diversity and tolerance when we either want to promote something as particularly diverse or tolerant, or when we want to understand, and ultimately extinguish, instances of homogeneity and intolerance. In… Keep Reading


Men’s lax falls to Ursinus

A late rally almost gave men’s lacrosse another dramatic, come-from-behind victory on Saturday. This time, however, Swarthmore came up short in an 8-6 road loss to Ursinus that opened conference play for both teams. After a scoreless opening period, Swarthmore (3-3, 0-1 in conference play) and Ursinus (5-1, 1-0 in conference) traded goals for the… Keep Reading


Baseball splits weekend doubleheader against Bates

The Swarthmore baseball team had a .500 weekend, splitting a home doubleheader against the Bates College Bobcats on Sunday afternoon. Rebounding from its worst loss of the season, a 12-1 defeat to 320 rival Widener University on March 14, the Garnet was absolutely dominant in the first game against Bates, winning 13-0 in seven innings.… Keep Reading

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