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A call to deinstitutionalize stress

“Have you taken care of yourself recently?” My professor asked me this question a few weeks ago after noticing how enervated I was. As midterms were rolling in, I needed to sacrifice several hours of sleep every day to catch up with all of the homework and revise what I had learned. Such habits a… Keep Reading


“KOD” – J. Cole as you’ve heard him before

  North Carolina artist J. Cole has been a fixture in the Hip hop scene for years now. His last two projects “2014 Forest Hills Drive” and “4 Your Eyez Only” were met with huge commercial success, the former infamously going double platinum without any features. His new surprise release “KOD” comes almost a year… Keep Reading


Peaslee debaters win Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year

Peaslee members Miriam Pierson ’18 and Nate Urban ’18 made debate history last week. Together, they won Team of the Year, and Pierson took home the Speaker of the Year award. These awards are given out annually to the top-ranked college debate team and debater, respectively, within the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Pierson and Urban… Keep Reading


Examining the Swarthmore athletics recruiting process

With spring now well upon us, the bloom of flowers, buzz of bees, and growth of new life brings about a new season of growth for our community as well, as we add a number of new faces during SwatStruck. For these new accepted students, the campus, the people, and college life in general are… Keep Reading


NHL playoff roundup

In order to win what is often considered one of the most difficult trophies in all of professional sports, hockey players put everything on the line for two months hoping to etch their names into the history books. A team must win four best-of-seven series in order to be crowned champion. The long and difficult… Keep Reading

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Well, That Was a Mess

  Wow. Just like that, my first year at Swarthmore is almost over. The days of claiming innocent naivety, being the baby on the block, and being able to ride the train of not knowing what the heck to major in are unfortunately coming to a close. The coming of Swatstruck marked the final nail… Keep Reading


Profiles in Art: Therese Ton

The best pieces of art come with a story, something that can be passed on through the generations. At Swarthmore, one of the most beautiful stories comes along with Toscah, the name of Therese Ton’s ̕ 19 emerging bakery. Ton’s story is a powerful one, rooted in her family and her own determination to find… Keep Reading

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