What We Talk About When We Talk About Teaching

This is the third in a series of opinion pieces about ways to begin reimagining education in the 21st and 22nd centuries. The first was on the need for incorporating financial education into the college’s graduation requirements. The second advocates the formation

Physics Lab Dropped the Ball

I am displeased with how our Physics Department has served me. Not in that it had bad intentions or treated me with disrespect, but it failed to teach me what it means to do physics. Specifically, I am unhappy with the Physics


February Oscars Forecast

Last year’s Oscars, broadcasted from LA’s Union Station and attended only by nominees and a handful of invited guests, was virtually unrecognizable. This year’s ceremony, hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer, will return to a more familiar venue, Hollywood’s

Not all Wages are Created Equal

Swarthmore refuses to adapt its wage policies to resolve the labor shortage on campus. Simply put, the college needs to give higher pay to incentivize students to work more-challenging campus jobs. Swarthmore needs to increase the tiers of payment reserved for more

In Defense of the Ordinary

Recently, during one of my too-many-times-a-day Twitter procrastination scrolls, I stumbled across a poem. I immediately screenshotted it and sent it to a few friends because it struck a nerve with me. The poem, by William Martin, is called “Do not ask

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