Fall 2015 CAPS Use a Record High

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. After the

Noémi Fernández wants to give you a pep talk

If you’ve never been to her office in the Matchbox, you may know her from her supportive posts to Yik Yak, or her recent appearance in your inbox. Together with Josh Ellow, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor, and Nina Harris, the

Fall break does not actually give students a break

It is difficult to argue the fact that Swarthmore is an academically rigorous institution. We pride ourselves on this rigor in admissions pamphlets, in the mouths of our tour guides, and in the furious matches of misery poker played late at night

Students need more time and support to grieve and heal

This past weekend marks for many students the most difficult and tragic time that we have experienced while at Swarthmore. Those who were close to Anthony Chiarenza are grieving his sudden and tragic passing, in a way that is probably unimaginable for

What do we need to stay healthy away from home?

Q: What is Swarthmore without its health center? A: Worthless (ba-dum-DUH). It seems to be that time of year again. I say this not with glee in my voice, but with a deep, throaty cough, the kind that disrupts a class and

Balancing Act: Stress and the Swattie

Swarthmore students love to be too busy. After all, many of us were accepted here by being manic overachievers in high school. We ended up with stacked academic resumés, as well as long lists of stress induced mental break-downs. By graduation, we


From Malaria to Mono, Worth Sees Range of Illnesses

Worth Health Center sees about 9,000 cases a year ­­— everything from tropical illnesses like malaria, diabetes crises and the extremely rare tumor, to physicals for job applications and immunizations for overseas travel. “College is a communal environment,” said Beth Kotarski, director