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Many unopposed candidates, low voter turnout in SGO election

On March 21, the Student Government Organization announced the results of the Executive Board election. Several changes have been made to SGO Executive Board positions and the election process in the past few months. There was low student turnout for the election, which indicates that there are still efforts to be made by SGO to… Keep Reading


Analyzing the Quarterback class in the 2018 draft

As the 2018 N.F.L. draft approaches, it has become clear that this year’s quarterback class is one of the most elite we have seen in years. The N.F.L. draft is a three-day, seven-round event where teams try to land the best rookie players for their next season. The draft is heavily scrutinized by fans and… Keep Reading


Background information on Swarthmore College’s investment policies

Swarthmore students involved in the Sunrise Movement are sponsoring a referendum next week to ask the Board of Managers to reconsider its longstanding policy regarding the weighing of social objectives within its investment policy.  I believe that the change in policy is unnecessary, particularly in light of the regular due diligence that our Investment Office… Keep Reading

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Dispatches from the Northeastern Front

This anonymous diary recounting the Great Winter-But-Actually-Spring-Spring-Is-A-Lie Storms of 2018 was found buried by the Purple Tree. Its author appears to have melted into a nearby puddle of tears and frost. March 1: Winter storm Riley draws closer, as I stock up on bare necessities — spaghetti, cat videos, wooly socks, chocolate. Just one day… Keep Reading


A warning on simplifying Songkran festival

Those of you who have talked to me probably know I came from Thailand and have lived in the U.S. for virtually two years. A few days ago, I saw a poster about the Thingyan Water Festival which is taking place at Parrish Beach on Monday, April 16. The phrase “water festival” sounded familiar to… Keep Reading


MLS, welcome to Zlatan

In the span of nine days, the former Barcelona, Juventus, and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic terminated his contract with Manchester United, signed a new one with LA Galaxy, made his debut, and-oh yeah, scored two goals in 20 minutes after coming off the bench, including a 40 yard volley which helped push the Galaxy… Keep Reading

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Thank you Cardi B

She was born in the Bronx as Belcalis Almanzar and is Dominican and Trinidadian. She is the first female rapper, since Lauryn Hill in 1998, to reach the number 1 spot on Billboard’s top 100 chart. She was a stripper who first came to fame through her social media presence, especially her “A Hoe Never… Keep Reading

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Getting Over the Spring Break Slump

It is now at the point in the semester when the metaphorical fan is being hit with all kinds of substances: midterms, essays, tech weeks, and anything else your professors and directors want to make up to bog you down. After the much-needed and much-missed relaxation of spring break, how does one cope with the… Keep Reading

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