The nuances of anti-discrimination

I don’t want to write yet another article about Robert George. Swarthmore has heard a plethora of opinions on the matter, and I don’t think I can add much more to that dying conversation. I do, however, want to mention it once

Sleepwalking through Wellesley

Students at Wellesley, a prestigious women’s liberal arts college, had mixed reactions to a sculpture found wandering outside of the confines of its exhibit. “Sleepwalker” is a painted bronze statue by modern artist Tony Matelli. The statue is an uncanny, hyper-realistic depiction

Controversies of Billboard’s top 10

The year 2013 will be remembered for many things: Egyptian protests, national security scandals, new popes. For the people who watch the pop charts, however, 2013 will be remembered as one of the worst years for mainstream music in a very long

Conservatives among us

Princeton professors Cornel West and Robert George are scheduled to visit Swarthmore next semester to discuss the importance of healthy conversation between those with differing opinions. That sounds all well and good, another nice collection for the intellectuals to attend—nothing out of

Fair minority representation

Recently, UCLA has found itself in hot water due to its disproportionately small number of black male undergraduate students. The statistics are glaringly lopsided, with the school’s latest freshman class composed of only 1.9 percent black males, the overall admissions of black


Oprah and atheism

I am an atheist. That used to be a more difficult thing to say, but at this point I often forget that it’s not a “normal” thing to proclaim. About 20 percent of the country was polled as “None” as far as

Reconciling art and the artist

When I was in elementary school I read “Ender’s Game.” Even without context, that’s a common enough occurrence, and a perfectly acceptable one. With context, it’s a bit more significant. During the first few years of my education I had to go


Southern Swattie: Pronouncing Two Heads

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. Hello. Hola.