Miranda Belarde-Lewis on Mixing Tradition and Modernity

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the art history department held their annual Lee Frank Lecture in the Lang Performing Arts Center cinema. This year, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor of North American Indigenous Knowledge at the University of Washington’s Information School, spoke about

A Personal Reflection of A Poetry Reading With Ahmad Almallah

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the award-winning Palestinian poet Ahmad Almallah came to campus for a session of poetry reading and conversation. I arrived at the Scheuer Room right on time, only to find it already packed with people including students, professors, and

Engineering and Liberal Arts: Coke and Mentos?

With the official release of Swarthmore Forward, the college initiates its next phase of strategic planning. According to the plan, “…members of the Swarthmore community have studied, deliberated, and envisioned the College’s future”. By my count, planning included the work of 34

SEPTA Winter Pause Impacts FLI Students

Swarthmore’s pilot program with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has largely been a success, marked by high registration and usage rates. The SEPTA “Key Advantage UPass” program, which debuted in Fall 2023, gives students up to 240 free rides per month

Student Clubs Navigate Early Semester Budget Freeze

On Jan. 30, a freeze on the Student Activities Fund (SAF) that began as a result of an administrative audit of the budgeting process ended. All purchasing appointments to request funds for student organizations were canceled indefinitely by the Office of Student


Big Chair, Bigger Heart

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Parrish Beach, a pillar (pasture, rather) of the Swarthmore community: a see-all, tell-none source — until now. What would Swarthmore’s campus be without its largest and most strangely-named patch of grass? Where would we

Swarthmore Hardware Turns 100

After 100 years, four owners, and a worldwide pandemic, Swarthmore Hardware stands on Chester Road with no intention of leaving. In the narrow, packed aisles is Charlie Devaney, who has owned and worked at the store for 53 years. Coming out of

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