Singer Zee Avi Closes APIA Month

Swarthmore students crammed into Olde Club to listen to artist Zee Avi this past Saturday. Her performance was the final SAO event of Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Self-described as “pocket-sized,” Avi captivated the audience with her jazzy sound and incredible stage presence. Three Swarthmore students opened the show.

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Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century

On December 1, Swarthmore’s History Department – in conjunction with Political Science and Religion Departments, Film & Media Studies, Islamic Studies, and Peace & Conflict Studies Programs – sponsored the lecture “Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century” by Kourouss Esmaeli. Esmaeli discussed the Iranian election that occurred on June 12, 2009, its aftermath, and the role technology played in this demonstration of opposition.

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The 2009 World Series According to a Mets Fan

On Monday night, when the Phillies beat the Yankees 8-6, I did something I never thought I would ever do—I cheered for the Phillies. But I didn’t just cheer; I pumped my fist, jumped around, and—perhaps most disturbingly—experienced happiness. Now, I could just write this off as taking pleasure in watching the Yankees lose, but these shocking actions came on the heels of my reaction to Sunday night’s game where the Phillies wasted a dramatic comeback by giving up three runs in the top of the ninth.

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GREENmarch a Success

Last Tuesday, March 31, Earthlust concluded its first ever GREENmarch and deemed it a success in increasing awareness on Swarthmore’s campus about environmental sustainability. The campaign featured a collaboration between many of Swarthmore’s groups including GoodFood, Environmental Justice, and SLAP.

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Men’s Soccer Team Wins Centennial Conference Championship

On November 9, Swarthmore men’s soccer team defeated Johns Hopkins 1-0 to capture the 2008 Centennial Conference Championship and earn a place in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 1991. Garnet freshman David Sterngold scored the winning goal in the 61st minute and the combined efforts of senior captain Rory Stackpole, who led the Swarthmore defense with his outstanding play, and freshman keeper David D’Annunzio, who had his seventh shutout of the season with four saves, kept Swarthmore ahead.

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