Sabbatical? More Like Shabbatical.

One of the darkest moments of my life fell on a Wednesday morning sometime in October of 2023. I was meeting with one of my professors during office hours to ask a few questions about course material and the future direction of



In a groundbreaking move which has left the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College and students amazed for the past year, Swarthmore’s once-lush campus has been transformed into a construction site of environmental progress. While some students may have enjoyed serene strolls amidst

A Feat of Absurd Proportions: The 24-Hour Bald Soprano

It was 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd, and a wall of round analog clocks, all ticking away and gradually running their circuit, stood adjacent to the entrance of the Frear Ensemble Theater. The clock in the center of the wall had

A SSUCC-y Valentine’s Day

This past Friday, Kitao hosted Swarthmore Stand Up Comedy Club for the event A SSUCC-y Valentine’s Day.This event was a SSUCC showcase, of which all of the performers at showcase are current members of SSUCC and attend weekly workshops. Kitao’s comfortable interior

American Express Breaks Boundaries in the Improv World

On Nov. 19, Kilo Martin, Soumya Dhulekar, and Remi Dhillon of American Express—a Philadelphia-based improv group—came to Swarthmore to perform at the Intercultural Center. This event was part of the IC’s new programming framework, which aims to  bring more of the community

Vertigo-Go performs at Kitao Gallery

Last Friday night, approximately 50 Swarthmore students flocked to Kitao Gallery to see Vertigo-go perform an improv comedy show. The room was overflowing with audience members. The show, which began at 8:00pm, was standing room only. Vertigo-go is Swarthmore’s only improv group,

King Jon

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. Returning to

Trevor Noah and the policing of comedy in a digital age

After months of speculation, we finally have a new host for The Daily Show—South African comedian and Daily Show correspondent Trevor Noah. Personally, I was surprised by the choice since he’s pretty new and I thought seniority would have more to do