Swat Visually: Weirdest Hook-Up Spots

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.

Here it is folks, exactly what you didn’t want to know about our campus: all the weird spots where your fellow Swatties have hooked up:

View Map of Swattie Hook Ups in a full screen map

While Levi-Strauss may like bifurcating his reality, we’re way past modernism here on campus. Instead, we Swatties understand the greyness of the world and that the “public” and the “private” are really just social constructs. In fact, as each of you engaged in re-appropriations of these regulated spaces, you were probably drawing on classic feminist critiques of the dangers of public/private dichotomies. That or how much you hoped you wouldn’t run into the other person the next morning at parfait bar.

No matter what your reason was, you should all feel proud of accomplishing some feats of true debauchery. While everyone deserves a round of applause, I’d like to highlight some of my favorites:

1. Sharples main room during lunch rush
2. Dorm room, neither person’s, both beds
3. Retaining wall in Sharples driveway

Whoever you three are? Rock on.

For next week, we’ll be looking at what is (or was) the most creative drinking paraphernalia you have used. Answer below:

As always, feel free to comment on any trends or observations we missed and suggest ideas for infographics!

– Swat Visually

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