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Around Campus/Campus Journal

Endless Possibilities, Aisle One

They say ignorance is bliss. They’re wrong. I’ve been at Swarthmore for nearly four months and I’m here to tell you, that when I went to the Co-Op for the first time on a sunny afternoon in late November and, rid of my ignorance, I experienced true bliss. There’s something magical about the Co-Op. I… Keep Reading


Words are still relevant in politics

Until 1879, the German term for hatred of Jews was Judenhass, which literally translates to “hatred of Jews.” That year, a German agitator named Wilhelm Marr founded a new organization called the League of Antisemites. The term “anti-Semite” had existed before then, but it was not used to express an ideology. According to the late… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Journalistic integrity involves us all

Freedom of the press is threatened each and every day at a local, national, and international level. Within the United States, we enjoy constitutional protection of our most basic freedoms of speech and press; the same can be said here at Swarthmore for the most part. However, with the rise of President-elect Trump, the national… Keep Reading


The insecurity of a dark campus

As days grow shorter and night time fills more of the days, I notice how underlit campus is. Walking between dorms and libraries, I often find myself speeding to the next street lamp without much light to accompany me. Even at the end of my first semester at Swarthmore, I recognize there is a discomfort… Keep Reading

Voters these days often reward politicians who sit at either end of the ideological spectrum while punishing those seen as compromisers.

The end

The end is nigh. Recently, I have been thinking about the end a lot as we approach the end of the semester, the end of classes, and the end of Obama’s presidency. Time itself seems to be shrinking.    These past eight years have been pretty momentous in terms of the amount of social change… Keep Reading

trump protests

Protests in Philly offer space for students

In the days following the recent election of Donald Trump, many members of the college community have contested the value of protesting and whether it serves as a positive outlet for public discourse or delays long-term progress. Just after the results of the election were announced, the Anti-Racist Coalition of Swarthmore sent out an email… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Cam Wiley ’19

Over the past two weeks, Wiley has been on fire. His 15 ppg are good for 7th in the Centennial Conference, his 2.8 apg put him 13th in the Conference, and his 22 free-throws made are the best mark in the conference. More impressively, Wiley has been able to crack the leaderboard while coming off… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

More Swastikas Appear in McCabe Library

Despite continued efforts by senior college staff, Public Safety, and the Swarthmore Borough Police to investigate and eliminate incidents of hateful graffiti on and near campus, two more swastikas were discovered at separate times in the stall of the gender neutral bathroom on the second floor of McCabe Library. An investigation into the incidents is… Keep Reading

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