Tea Time: Defining the Relationship

Besides the Swat plague, something else seems to spread around Fall Break: the love bug. After one and a half months of getting to know fellow Swatties, some of us may find ourselves head over heels in the Quaker Matchbox. But is

Why are we the only school with a Matchbox?

As an institution, the way that Swarthmore presents its “Matchbox couples” and legacy students is atypical and reinforces the system of privilege that it claims to be fighting against. Many students have heard the legend of the college’s function as a “Quaker

Fire department sets love aflame for Swat alums

On a Thursday night in early September of 1994, Charles Mayer ’98 and Rachel Henighan ’97 met each other for the first time during a meeting at the Swarthmore Fire Department. Little did either of them realize that they had met their

The other Quaker Matchbox sparks a lifelong love

The Quaker Matchbox is a Swarthmore term that pretty much anybody who attended school here is quite familiar with. The whole idea of Swatties marrying Swatties after falling in love at the Quaker Matchbox is not a rare phenomenon. In fact, according

Quaker Matchbox Dating Feature Debuts

This feature explores the experiences of participants who are paired up on dates. Participants of all kinds, are set up on dates whether romantic or platonic, albeit anonymously. For the inaugural article, two participants were party to a dinner and coffee in