Security Theater in McCabe Library

The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s and do not reflect the views of The Phoenix Editorial Board.  Why, in the name of Anthony Fauci, is McCabe Library quarantining books?  In my first week back on campus, I stopped

McCabe Paperless Artists’ Books Exhibit

You may not be expecting to walk by a rare and thought-provoking art exhibition in McCabe library on the way to study for that Econ exam next week. But the Paperless Artists’ Book Exhibit (Feb. 4 through March 15), in the atrium

The Cornell booths: A frustrated love letter

I consider myself a reasonably level-headed person. Neither a powdery iced chai nor an especially swampy Mertz field can ruin my day. But two weeks ago, as someone clambered over me to exit a Cornell booth for the third time in 10

Imagining a human library

Imagine that we had never met before, but I walked up to you in Sharples and introduced myself by saying, “Hi, I’m Gilbert! I’ve lived through devastating hurricanes and floods, and spent a large part of my childhood translating court documents into

Stop Spilling Your Fried Rice & Other Library Concerns

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. My first