Swat Ed: Reaching Out

Swat Ed is The Phoenix’s biweekly sex education Q&A, back and ready to talk about healthy sex and relationships. We accept all questions and keep them completely anonymous. If you’re looking for medical advice or a diagnosis for that weird thing on

Strictly Good Advice

  Strictly Good Advice,   What’s the best way to get someone you don’t like to stop talking to you? This is a person who wants to be friends with me, but I don’t want to be friends with them. I have

Dating at Swat

I’m going to admit something right off the bat: I’ve never dated anyone. Ever. I had crushes and what we call in the Philippines “mutual understandings,” which is basically the familiar situation when two people know they “like like” each other, spend

Does Love Exist At Swarthmore College?

  No!!!!!!!!!   * * * Okay, so it might be a bit more complicated than a “no” and nine exclamation points (maybe ten would’ve done the job?). But two months and some change at Swarthmore and it’s easy to get the

What It Is and What It Isn’t

It’s interesting how you can think one way about a particular thing and then learn something that blows your mind, leaving you to question so many different things. This happened to me this week, and it’s a lot of fun when this

On Friendzoning

  Back in the ’90s, the following exchange brought forth raucous laughter: “It’s never gonna happen.” “What?” “You and Rachel.” “What? Me and Rach—whatta…why not?” “Because you waited too long to make your move, and now you’re in the friend zone.” “No,

Social Interactions in Sharples

There are a multitude of experiences, commonalities, and quirks shared by Swarthmore students. Add the plethora of traditions and the collective grind of academia, and the Swarthmore experience feels like a unified struggle. However, perhaps nothing brings together Swarthmore students like the

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