One year later, an ode to the immigrant

I have never been more acutely aware of the color of my skin, the home country of my immigrant parents, or the gender I identify with, as I was on Election Day of last year. Growing up in an all-white town, surrounded

On social media and misplaced judgment

One look at my Facebook profile will give you a fairly accurate depiction of my persona: Swarthmore College student, loves Kanye, fairly Indian, works at the Lang Center, somewhat basic. Upon such a brief glimpse, you may fail to deduce that, confused

Safe spaces unsafe for ideas

This column has always served as a sort of safe space for me. I have ranted freely on my unflinching support of Hillary Clinton and bashed Bernie supporters to the fullest extent with no recompense or incurrence. I have never had to

Thanks, Bernie

As Secretary Clinton’s delegate count steadily and defiantly crept past the 2,000 mark this past Tuesday, Sen. Sanders was forced to admit that the possibility of his loss was becoming increasingly real. Those who know me as an avid Hillary supporter know

Corporate environment contorts feminism

We live in an idyllic haven of equality here at Swarthmore. On a daily basis, we are surrounded by extremely accepting and intelligent peers, who generally do not discriminate against one another on the basis of characteristics inherited by birth. More often

Bernie’s bandwagon set to break down

FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, a statistician and writer by trade, correctly predicted the electoral outcomes of all 50 states during the 2012 presidential election; in 2008, he called the winner of 49 out of 50 states correctly. Silver, a pioneer in the

Feminism and the first female president

Let me preface this by saying that I have been a Hillary supporter for as long as I can remember. Young-aspiring-politician Simran saw her as the beacon of hope for all women who dreamt of enacting change through public policy and leadership.

Why Flip-Flopping Is A Good Thing

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. If I

Give me your tired … but don’t actually

Almost two decades ago, my father stepped off a plane from India, with only a small suitcase and roughly one hundred dollars in his wallet. In tow were my mother and my then two year old brother, entering a world unbeknownst to

Could Trump actually be right for once?

I never thought the day would come when I found common ground with the preposterous individual that is Donald Trump, but it seems that the time has arrived. Trump and I find ourselves on the same side of an issue that has