What’s Ur Quirk?

This week’s CJ theme is “Quirky.” I was a little baffled when I heard that. I’ve been called quirky enough times to wonder if maybe it’s true, and if maybe my column is in fact actually always quirky. But I think before

D&D & RPGs: Swarthmore’s hidden nerd culture

Earlier this semester, Psi Phi hosted its twice-yearly Cookies and Characters event, where dungeon masters — or game masters, as some prefer it — put on their robes and wizard hats and throw character sheets at everyone gathered. “Now you’re a dwarf!

Buying your soul from the liberal arts experience

I was assigned your account, because you’re quirky, and I’m the quirkiest they had. I always say, “If you don’t like what’s being said, change the conversation.” So, instead of starting off with quirkiness at Swarthmore College, as assigned, I’m going to

The LARP at Swat continues ever on

Confession time: When I was a kid, I played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. My mom sent me to an after school program, and the guy who ran it, John, was just really good at D&D. Good enough to spark a

Quirky’s a myth and you’re still alone, sorry

Unsurprisingly, given last week’s column, I’m still single. I’d given myself one week as the final bracket within which I could logistically find a successful partner at Swarthmore and failed just as badly as I did on my CHEM10H final. In light

Little Dragon: Feed Your Inner Hipster

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. Little Dragon