Students form activist group to fight for higher grades

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Swat students, who already have the opportunity to join groups dedicated to stopping genocide, donating bone marrow, and fighting violence in schools, will soon have another organization through which they can channel their energies.

Save Our GPA, founded by Sue Great ’07, aims to reduce the amount of time wasted by students sitting around Kohlberg Coffee Bar attending club meetings and fireside chats.

“I was just plain tired of staying up so late every night, and not finishing my work, just so that I could attempt to solve these worldwide problems. I mean, I’m as much against genocide as anyone else, but come on!” Great said. Members of the group believe that with the extra time spent studying, they can then attend Ivy League law schools, run for President, and then solve all the world’s problems.

“We’re no different than Swat Sudan or Chinatown Tutorial,” Great continued. “While they hope to do something about the world’s problems today, members of Save Our GPA realize that we can more effectively deal with those problems if we take care of ourselves first.”

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