The Actual Mistake in the Admissions Process: The Legacy Policy

In March 2019, The Phoenix’s Editorial Board published an editorial arguing that legacy, not bribery, is the college admissions scandal that most hurts marginalized students during the emotionally and mentally taxing college admissions process. Some may argue that ending legacy preference in


Wait, Seriously? Pink Tax?

The pink tax: it’s probably affecting you right now without you even realising it. Even in the 21st century, women are at a fairly large economic disadvantage compared to men. Not only are women paid less across fields ranging from the theatre

Professor Lectures on The Data Behind LGB Identification

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. On Tuesday,

Why can’t we all be feminists?

I am a feminist, a strong one. Why is this a problem? Why do women cringe away from feminism? There is absolutely no argument that stands scrutiny when considering feminism at the most theoretical level. Feminism does not justify promiscuity, nor does