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2017 MLB Preview: Part 3

Welcome to the third and final installment of the Swarthmore Phoenix 2017 MLB Season preview. With three articles devoted to the story, the MLB season preview has become the second-most covered topic by our newspaper, coming in just behind the endless coverage of divestment. There are ten more teams left to preview. Among these ten… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

What Happens Afterwards

CW: Sexual Violence I remember the first time it happened like it was yesterday. It was my first relationship here at Swarthmore. He was drunk, as was I. He wanted to do sexual things with me, but I was hesitant. We had only been dating a short time, and I had never done anything so… Keep Reading

Sports

Swat Sports: The 2016-17 Year In Review

Although Swarthmore College may be primarily known for its academic prowess, that doesn’t necessarily mean the College’s athletic program can’t be successful either. Over the course of the 2016-2017 school year, Swarthmore athletes were able to accomplish some pretty incredible things. Men’s Basketball won its first ever Centennial Conference Championship, after beating Dickinson in the… Keep Reading

Op-Eds/Opinions

Being a low-income student at Swarthmore

College had always been part of my life plan. My parents were working-class high school graduates. I was the oldest of four and a straight-A student with a love of science and an intense drive to get a college degree. For my entire school career, college had been the goal. It was the reason I… Keep Reading

Columns/Sports

A beginner’s guide to the NBA Playoffs

Did you miss most of the first round playoff games because you were scrambling to finish all of your projects/papers before classes end? Were you not paying attention to the regular season but now that classes are ending, you want to watch the playoffs? Are you not really that into the NBA but for whatever… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Thank you to the Phoenix

I always crave mozzarella sticks from Essie’s at ten o’clock on Wednesday nights. I’m not sure why mozzarella sticks exactly — maybe it’s because they’re weighty, and I crave them in the hopes they’ll anchor me to the ground. Regardless, I know why I get strange cravings on Wednesday nights — since my first year… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

BEP construction to begin over the summer

When students return to campus in the fall things in the Northeast part of campus will look quite different. Construction on the Biology Engineering and Psychology Building will begin this summer with the demolition of Papazian Hall, which will start a game of musical chairs where departments will hoping buildings as construction is completed. “In… Keep Reading

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