Finding a place between satire and distaste

Astute Swatties have likely heard and read about the Syrian refugee crisis. Last week, The Phoenix itself had two European nationals writing on the lack of awareness pertaining to this issue here at Swarthmore College. It is a terrible and complex situation

McKinney thoroughly analyzes anti-racist comics in lecture

On Tuesday, March 25 Mark McKinney, a professor of French at Miami University in Ohio, delivered a lecture titled “Antiracist Comics by Charlie Hebdo’s Luz” in the Scheuer Room. This talk, his second at Swarthmore, addressed the specific satirical methods used by


Charlie Hebdo: A Muslim’s Perspective

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. Before I