The Phoenix has undergone both significant change and progress this semester, demonstrating remarkable resilience in the face of budget cuts and staff transitions. We’ve emerged from these challenges with a stronger web presence, a collaborative and closely-knit team of writers and editorial
Now, more than ever, is an important time for journalism: it is time to build up our communities and connect with those we might not otherwise – to learn from others’ experiences, listen to people’s stories, and share them throughout our circles.
Affinity and religious groups at Swarthmore, like all student-led groups, receive funding through the Student Budgeting Committee (SBC). However, due to funding issues, student groups have had no choice but to comply with severe budget cuts and limit spending for club activities.
Swarthmore’s campus is beautiful. It’s full of scenic paths, fields, and historic buildings. However, it’s entirely too dark at night. In Public Safety’s Survey Summary Report for Fall 2022, “lighting on walkways” was the number one safety issue, with the highest percentage
Fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and open environment is critical for student development in college. It enables students to learn from each other and grow as individuals, and it is arguably the most important part of any liberal arts education. Unfortunately, these ideas
The typical Swarthmore student might encounter multiple obstacles when trying to do their laundry on campus. Although it is a positive step to have laundry services included in tuition prices, the college’s few and faulty machines pose considerable challenges. Functioning laundry services
Swarthmore prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive community, but this commitment is being tested by a proposal by the Student Government Organization (SGO) to eliminate the wages of the Phoenix’s editorial board as well as those of Voices. Since 1881,
During this fall semester, The Phoenix collectively dedicated ourselves to living up to our new mission statement: “We, The Phoenix, aim to empower and serve our community through timely and relevant coverage, continually striving for a fuller grasp of excellence, accuracy, and
If the recent midterm elections taught us anything, it is the power of young Americans to shape the outcomes of the future, which crucially depends on their ability to stay informed about current events. The habits we create in college often solidify
In the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, both the college itself and student-run clubs have adamantly promoted registering to vote and making plans to vote either in person or through mail in ballots. President Valerie Smith sent out an email