SwHeartmore: The Holiday We Get Right

For a day full of love and hearts and chocolate, Valentine’s Day provokes a surprising amount of bitterness. People tend to view Valentine’s Day as an exclusive holiday, one reserved for lovebirds who sit in a quaint café holding hands. In the

The Handiness of Humanities

As a student at Swarthmore College, I cannot count how many times I have heard about the benefits of a well-rounded, liberal arts education. Our distribution requirements attempt to ensure that all students gain exposure to subjects outside their major. Students can

Gobble, Gobble, Toil and Trouble

During my recent Thanksgiving break, a refreshing, cozy few days spent with my family, I came to a potentially inflammatory, certainly controversial conclusion: turkey is entirely unnecessary for Thanksgiving. There, I said it — may the turkey gods be merciful and not


In Defense of Quietness

I have always been a quiet, shy person. Anyone who knows me would agree that I am virtually incapable of speaking loudly; I cannot count the number of times people have told me I need to speak up and project my voice,


Swat’s in a Name? S’more Than You Think

I am a first-year student, and I already love many aspects of Swarthmore College: the beautiful campus, the unique and compassionate students, the interesting classes, the dedicated professors, and numerous other miscellaneous quirks. I am decidedly not enamored, however, with one very