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Must we make a friend of horror, Colonel Kurtz?

In one of the most memorable scenes from “Apocalypse Now,” Marlon Brando, shrouded in shadow, hisses out (amidst other drug-fueled demagogic babblings) that “Horror has a face . . . and you must make a friend of Horror.” Brando’s Colonel Kurtz (and at this point in his career, Brando’s Brando) is crazy. Like, really crazy.… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

Student wellness a priority this semester

Paying attention to student wellness — the elements of which include emotional comfort, social well-being, and healthy academic performance — has become a niche at this college over the past few years. This year, first-year orientation revolved around an assemblage of wellness activities, school-wide interest in organizations promoting such activities has skyrocketed, and even the… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

IC director Rafael Zapata to leave Swat

After almost 10 years of serving as Assistant Dean and Director of the Intercultural Center, Rafael Zapata will be leaving Swarthmore College in January 2012 for a position as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President at Providence College in Rhode Island. During his time at the college, Zapata has not only worked to form… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Emma Sindelar

WHAT SHE’S DONE: Sindelar’s game-winning goal against Haverford on Monday gave the Garnet a first-round playoff bye. WHAT THE MOMENT MEANS: “It means a lot that I was able to get that goal for my team to put us in a great spot for the playoffs. It was a perfect [pass] and I’m so glad… Keep Reading


Men’s soccer misses playoffs

“It was a feeling of failure,” Roberto Contreras ’12 said of the locker room mood on Monday night. The Swarthmore men’s soccer team, last year’s Centennial Conference champion, ensured that they will have to wait at least a year to get back to the playoffs. Falling to Haverford 2-1, the Garnet (11-6, 5-4) officially failed… Keep Reading


Game-winning goal sends women’s soccer to playoffs

The Swarthmore women’s soccer team spent an entire season playing close games – winning nailbiters, losing heartbreakers, bending but ultimately never breaking. Sitting just above .500 weeks ago, the Garnet ended the season on a tear, winning five straight en route to the third seed in the 2011 Centennial Conference playoffs. Postponed twice by snowy… Keep Reading


Men take third, women finish sixth, at championships

Beat Hopkins. Finish third in the conference. These words have echoed around the Swarthmore men’s cross country team like a mantra. Throughout the year, the team has taken every opportunity to state its goals for this season: To defeat rival Johns Hopkins, and to come in third in the Centennial Conference Championship Meet. On Saturday,… Keep Reading

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