Phoenix forum yields feedback

You came. You saw. You roasted. Sort of. The Phoenix held a forum in Shane Lounge yesterday evening in response to conversations that the editorial board had amongst itself and with members of the wider college community. As we explained in our

An invitation from the Editorial Board

If you are reading this, then the Phoenix has published its first issue of the 2016-17 academic year. It is the first of many a Phoenix to be published on Thursday mornings, destined to litter both the physical spaces on campus where

Dining plan improvements

Swarthmore students are not alone in their dining hall dread; the monotony of the same cuisine day after day, week after week, strikes students at every school. However, there are ways to combat the tedium of Sharples and Essies: expanded dining options.

Phoenix moves to “Latinx”

“Hey, do we correct for ‘Latinx’?” was a question that baffled the copy editors at the Phoenix some weeks ago. The Associated Press handbook, always consulted and ready at hand, had none of its usual wisdom to offer on this particular occasion.

Editor’s Note: One Last Editorial

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. Today is

Editorial: spring break for…never?

The term “spring break” may be a misnomer for the week without classes given to students at the college each March. A “break” would imply a pause in work or activity, however, we at the Phoenix believe that when professors schedule midterms

Lang Scholars Program must change

The new class of Lang Opportunity Scholars recently presented their projects to the Swarthmore community. Their aims are varied, and range from bringing entrepreneurial and digital literacy skills to a rural village in Ghana, to teaching CPR techniques in Haitian hospitals and

Editorial: Keeping college open unsafe, unfair

Swarthmore, whether for reasons of maintaining course schedules, instilling toughness in students or simply keeping tradition essentially never cancels classes in the face of storms. This is, at best, inconvenient for students. At worst, it is downright dangerous, especially when the school

Editorial: Missing a Crucial Chance on MLK Day

In Center City on Monday, thousands of protesters took to the streets. Meanwhile, most Swarthmore students sat down at their desks and began the spring semester. Is there merit to the claim that we can honor the people these holidays celebrate by

A change of guard

Pennsylvania is broken. While neighboring New York is poised to have a surplus of over $4 billion next year, our state is anticipating a $1.3 billion deficit. It is facing mounting pension costs. Philadelphia schools are falling apart. Yet in spite of

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