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Pick beer like books: dry, dense or chewy

Browsing the beer aisle of your local neighborhood store is like strolling through the library. The shelves from floor to ceiling are filled with names and images — some well known, some familiar and others entirely alien. When you or a friend says one evening, “What kind of beer should we buy?” all of these… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Orchestra 2001 challenges convention and expectation

[vimeo id=”35932322″ width=”620″ height=”360″] When thinking of a traditional orchestra performance, one image comes to mind: an incredibly large ensemble, toiling through a long and complex three-movement symphony. We even imagine the classical and traditional sounds of a violin, viola or cello in a Schubert or Mozart composition. At Sunday’s Orchestra 2001 concert, the performance… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Weekly Features

Dorm Dive: At Home with Solitude in Kyle

Caitlin Sequira & Jillian Ma Kyle, the smallest dorm at Swarthmore College, has just eight occupants, all of whom are female. Nestled next to the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, it maintains a quiet presence on campus. Sophomores Caitlin Sequira and Jillian Ma occupy a double on the first floor, a room they… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Palestinian children’s drawings find sanctuary at Swat

After being blocked by Jewish lobbyists in Oakland, California, an exhibit of drawings by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip will be coming to Swarthmore on April 6. The project’s originator and organizer, Susan Johnson, met with the Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) on Monday night to discuss the specifics of their… Keep Reading


Swatties re-envision the meaning of diaspora

Overcoming the limitations of the traditional classroom environment and enabling students to actively participate with their peers in the emerging global learning community has long been a goal for modern higher education. “Re-envisioning Diasporas,” a collaborative and interdisciplinary seminar-style course established this year between Swarthmore College and Asheshi University in Ghana, aims to accomplish just… Keep Reading

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