The OneCard System is in Dire Need of Consistency

No system can claim itself to be perfect; all systems have defects. However, this is not a reason to give up on seeking improvements. This can be difficult, as a defect sometimes cannot be identified immediately until it has caused a problem.

The Swarthmore Sandwich Scandal

If you ask someone to define a sandwich, odds are they are going to say something along the lines of “two slices of bread with some sort of filling in between.” Oh, you can debate endlessly over the gray areas — is

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Worthstock 2022 Begins Planning Phase

It’s official: Worthstock is back.  Worthstock, a beloved Swarthmore tradition, happens during the last Sunday before the finals of the spring semester in which the College hosts a band or artist that plays live music in the Worth courtyard. Usually, food, bounce

The Resurrection of Cinema Club

When June Shin ’25 was looking into colleges as a high schooler, he tried to hunt down institutions that had a student-run cinema club. An aspiring filmmaker, Shin wanted to find a place where he could practice writing and producing films. Swarthmore

Full Occupancy: Housing Circumstances During Fall 2021

With the Fall 2021 semester underway, students are beginning to shift focus and concerns away from their housing situations to academics. As the college returns to full student occupancy on campus, however, living arrangements have proved to be another challenge for both

A Gap in Group Leadership

The Phoenix is a student-published paper that has been in print since 1881. In its time, it has fostered students’ passion for writing, arts, politics, and whatever else drove people to put pen to paper. It has been the proving ground for