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Dead & Company at the Wells Fargo Center

We were late to the throng of hundreds of people waiting outside the Wells Fargo Center. As I stepped out of the car, all my anxieties about getting through to our seats and missing part of the performance ended. I relaxed into the flow of the concert: beer bottles strewn across the sidewalk, the noise,… Keep Reading


College to make plans to build new dining hall, update Sharples

Next semester, the college will begin the planning process to build a new dining hall and renovate Sharples as a student union space. In the last few years, the college has created two comprehensive reports about necessary improvements to the campus and student life in general: the Campus Master Plan in 2013, and the Student… Keep Reading


SSUCC show causes laughter

Note: In an unusually energetic mood I decided to take a stab at gonzo journalism. But you will not be able to take me seriously, because I am a joker. On Friday Nov. 10, the Swarthmore Stand Up Comedy Club preformed in the first floor lounge of the Alice Paul dormitory. It was cold as… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Thoughts on the academic calendar

When you checked your finals schedule for this semester, you probably crossed your fingers that your exams wouldn’t fall on the last day of finals, Saturday December 23rd. This is the latest day that the semester of anyone currently on this campus will experience. For some on campus, this will mean less time with family… Keep Reading


Online system, travel agency among changes to off campus study

Recently, there have been changes made to the off-campus study program that have affected students’ experiences. Some of these changes include the use of a single travel agency to book tickets for travel and a new system to calculate credit from studying abroad, the latter of which has the most impact on students, especially those… Keep Reading


Men’s Basketball hopes to defend title

If you take a walk through the lobby of the Fieldhouse these days, you’ll likely hear the sound of a ball repeatedly striking hardwood. That’s right, basketball is back in season, and the Garnet Men’s Basketball team are making a statement to start the season. They’ve so far gone 4-0, averaging almost 95 points a… Keep Reading

Columns/Opinions/Swat Global

Sharing Stories, Creating Solutions

As my study abroad experience is beginning to reach its end, I can’t help but reflect on the scenes I have encountered and the stories I have heard from such a diverse spectrum of people. On one hand, looking back, it seems easy to feel despair about the current state of the world. In Vietnam,… Keep Reading


Running Olde Club and Working on Dying show

Olde Club is a popular student space for dancing and for watching musical performances, often at the same time. Nov. 17th, a Friday night, was no exception, when music collective Working on Dying and artist The Khan came to perform. The performance marked a semester of performances by artists brought to campus by the students… Keep Reading

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