Effective Altruism: Not Effective and Not Altruistic

If you, like me, have stepped into Sci, Kohlberg, Singer, your dorm, Sharples, Trotter, or virtually any place on Swarthmore’s campus this semester, then you have probably seen a number of posters advertising Swarthmore Effective Altruism’s 8-week fellowship. “AAAAAAAHHHHHH,” scream the posters;


Analyzing the first month of the NBA season

As the 2017-2018 NBA season nears the conclusion of its first month, several unexpected and exciting storylines are emerging. In the Eastern Conference, only three of last year’s NBA Playoffs participants would make the postseason if the season ended today (Boston Celtics,

Oscar Predictions 2015

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. The 87th

I’m your own worst critic

I am of the opinion that personal expression as well as the public appreciation and consumption of art in all of its various forms is important to a society. Expressing ideas, feelings and concepts through art is a good thing, and simply