Swat’s in a Name? S’more Than You Think

I am a first-year student, and I already love many aspects of Swarthmore College: the beautiful campus, the unique and compassionate students, the interesting classes, the dedicated professors, and numerous other miscellaneous quirks. I am decidedly not enamored, however, with one very

Swatties Shine in Philly Play about Jewish Womanhood

Josephine Ross ’21 and three other Swatties are involved in a new play, “Behold Her,” at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The production, which sends the audience on a whirlwind tour of Jewish female history, began on Sept.

Would I Choose Swarthmore All Over Again?

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. As graduation

Why I Left Swarthmore

I was studying for finals in Cornell basement when the email came. It was one of 50 emails I received every day, but this one was different. Almost afraid to click on it, my fight-or-flight response kicked in as my heart raced

The admissions mistake

Since I’ve gotten to Swarthmore, the idea of the so-called “admissions mistake” has never been far from mind. From the Orientation Play in September, which had a plot centered around finding such a mistake until realizing that the mistake was the judgmental

Postcard From Abroad: Anushka Metha ’15

Dear Campus Journal, Getting to Paris was an odd experience. I expected to settle in and find my footing sans probleme, after all I was Cool and International and had already made a Big Move from one country to the other. But

Postcard From Abroad: Zoë Cina-Sklar

Dear Campus Journal, Our first day in the Amazon of Ecuador, we traveled by bus from Lago Agrio on a “toxitour.”  On this hike,  we saw the unprotected pools of toxic sludge that the company [Petroamazonas] deposited 30 years ago and has