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SGO aims to restructure its budget

The college’s Student Government Organization is currently trying to restructure itself to allow the executive board more control over the budget. If successful, SGO would have more budgetary control than other chartered groups on campus. Co-presidents of SGO Mosea Esaias ’17 and Ben Roebuck ’17 explained that the current system for chartered groups via the… Keep Reading


Itoh’s novel tells tale of young woman in wartime Shanghai

After working for years at institutions including the United Nations and the World Bank, Keiko Itoh ’74 decided to return to school to pursue a PhD in economic history, which eventually resulted in her producing a semi-biographical historical novel, “My Shanghai, 1942-1946,” on which she gave a talk last Monday. This talk was organized by… Keep Reading

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Students adapt to changes in meal plan

As October comes to a close, Swarthmore students find themselves amidst mid-semester exams and increased academic pressures. Students of all class years learn a necessary balancing act of juggling schoolwork, extracurriculars, and social lives, — all while trying to find time to sleep. However, this semester added another element to this balancing act: new meal… Keep Reading

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Swat alumna displays sculpture in Philly

Stepping through a clustered archway of magnetic cyanotype blue butterflies, one comes face to face with one of the iconic ram skulls central to Tasha Lewis ’12’s art installation, a thought-provoking project that uses faux-taxidermy to reimagine the relationship between humans and animals. Her work is on display at the Philadelphia Art Alliance as part… Keep Reading


On white male privilege and the Donald

Where do I even begin? Following this political cycle has made me disappointed, cry and self-medicate. The presidential campaigns this year have featured an unprecedented level of fear mongering and hyper-partisanship and at this point I only have enough anger to say one thing: The Donald is the epitome of white male privilege. All that… Keep Reading

Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Mehra den Braven ’20

What She’s Done: This past week, den Braven continued her stellar freshman campaign. She recorded double digit kills in her past five contests, helping propel the team to Garnet Classic championship. For her outstanding play, she was named as the Classic’s MVP and the Centennial Conference Player of the Week. den Braven, an outside hitter… Keep Reading


Co-Op pricing explained by business model

The new OneCard system means more students than ever are shopping in the Ville, which includes the local grocery store, the Swarthmore Cooperative Community Food Market commonly referred to as the “Co-Op.” The grocery store carries items like those at Whole Foods, privileging organic and high-quality over low-price and high quantity, unlike most grocery stores.… Keep Reading

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