Clarifying the history and purpose of SQU chalking

On Monday night, queer and trans students took to the paved spaces of campus to partake in the decades-old annual tradition of chalking for Pride Month, the event that replaced Coming Out Week last year. That night, after most of the chalkers

Ivan Coyote, storyteller to remember, wows LPAC

When someone says they are going to tell a story, a handful of mental images prepare your horizon of expectations — maybe a parent struggling to get an antsy child to sleep or a peer who never seems to apply a discriminatory

José Galvez’s series disaggregates Latino identity

McCabe rarely gets an exhibit as immediately thought-provoking as the one currently on display. “De Mis Viajes” — “From My Travels” in Spanish — is a photographic exploration by José Galvez of Latin American communities in the United States. The series, organized

A step in the right direction: queering college history

Four alumni historians and current senior Ali Roseberry-Polier captivated a packed LPAC Cinema on Friday afternoon, thanks to Assistant Professor of History Farid Azfar, who organized the “Queer Histories of Swarthmore” panel that constitutes a crucial part of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebrations.

Rough sex, hitting the elusive three and sex tapes

Why don’t boys like me? — LonelyGirl95 Dearest LonelyGirl95, Are you really certain that’s the case? Love is a battlefield and sometimes words can’t communicate the horrors of war effectively. A radical approach to this would be to redefine your weapons of

Students Share Mixed Responses to George/West Collection

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. Robert George/Cornel

Challenges remain for queer students on campus

Kelsey Manning ‘17 was making out with another girl on the dance floor last weekend, much like many other couples, when a male student approached. “So, can I get a two-for-one?” he asked. Manning and her companion were irritated, but brushed off

A queer history of Swarthmore

Swarthmore College is universally described as a socially liberal school, especially in regard to LGBTQ representation and support on campus. However, thirty years ago, Swarthmore was known as a place where the queer community was isolated and hidden. In true Swarthmorean tradition,