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For Sam Jenkins ’19

Ethan Yoo It really is impossible for me to fully describe my roommate and best friend Sam Jenkins, especially so soon after his tragic death. He was generous, willing to switch rooms partway through our fourth semester living together so I could get an emotional support dog for my clinical depression and anxiety. He was… Keep Reading

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Candy-coated family-friendly version of activism achieves nothing

Swarthmore brands itself as an institution where student-staff-administration collaboration is crucial not only to student culture but to college function. Another critical value of the campus community is student activism, which has been present at the college since its radical founding. This spring semester, the college is neither living up to its history as an… Keep Reading

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Lang Center grants drop from 100 percent to 38.9 percent

Students were awarded summer funding from various campus institutions, including the Lang Center, earlier this month. More students than expected were put on the waitlist, which is expected to be resolved by March 24. The deadline for the summer funding applications for all campus resources were on Feb. 8, meaning that many students apply before… Keep Reading

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Pride planning committee hosts events to educate on sexuality and gender

Between March 13 and April 13, the Pride Planning Committee is hosting a series of events to celebrate and honor LGBTQ identities and history. The committee is composed of a group of students who work closely with the Intercultural Center. While it is not specifically affiliated with any student organizations, many of its members are… Keep Reading

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Paces reopens with new OneCard vendor status

The beginning of March came with the long-awaited reopening of student-run Paces Cafe. On March 12, the cafe resumed operating at full capacity after undergoing an audit, which was resolved in late February. According to a previously published Phoenix article, Paces was under audit because of its old bookkeeping practices and for accepting cash as… Keep Reading

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The McCabe experience

Often referred to as “The Cage,” McCabe library inspires a wide range of feelings among the student body, many of which are far from positive. As someone who spends a large portion of my time in McCabe, I can easily see why my fellow students harbor varying degrees of animosity towards this library. As an… Keep Reading

Women

Women’s Tennis Heads South For Texas

While some sports teams play a few easier teams over spring break, the Women’s Tennis team traveled to Texas to take on some nationally ranked powerhouses and managed to play right along with them. Taking a break from the wintery weather of the North, the Women’s Tennis team played Southwestern University, #39 University of Texas-Tyler,… Keep Reading

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President Smith: Peaceful protest at Swarthmore

Peaceful protest and free speech have always been central to Swarthmore’s ethos, history, and identity. Today I want to reaffirm our long-standing commitment to the right of our students and all members of our community to protest peacefully. This right is among our proudest traditions and most essential values. In April and May of 2015,… Keep Reading

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