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Parties carry on, with little stability in sight

One month has officially passed since the beginning of the fall semester. Students have now experienced four weeks of parties hosted by the fraternities, Delta Upsilon and Phi Psi, and new party organizer NuWave. However, many students are of the opinion that the parties these last few weeks have been different than these parties in… Keep Reading


COFE grants professional opportunity to students

Three current Swarthmore students began the Chamber Orchestra First Editions Sunday Performance at Lang Concert Hall by conducting one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s pieces. Although another conductor would orchestrate the other pieces that night, the three students, Aaron Slepoi ’17,  Andrew Kim ’18, and Shira Samuels-Shragg ’20, conducted not only an orchestra consisting of professionals… Keep Reading

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Athlete of the Week/Sports

Athlete of the Week: Tommy Sheehan ’18

What He’s Done: In Saturday’s game at Johns Hopkins, Sheehan played the role of hero. Just four minutes into overtime, he converted on a pass from Ryan Ward, clinching the victory. Late-game heroics are not an anomaly for Sheehan, who also scored game-winning goals against Widener on Sept. 7 and Eastern on Sept. 14. Secret… Keep Reading


José Fernández, Dee Gordon, and why we watch sports

José Fernández would have been first to tell you that baseball is, at heart, just a game.       He always had a smile on his face. It didn’t matter whether he was dicing up hitters with his filthy curveball, cheering on his best friend and teammate Giancarlo Stanton in the Home Run Derby,… Keep Reading

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On-campus groups set out to engage young voters

The upcoming presidential election has spurred student political involvement and discussion on campus. For many students, this year marks the first time they will vote. Swatties for Hillary is an on-campus group that was founded by Nate Urban ’18 last semester and currently has Emily Uhlmann ’19 as its president.  The group is dedicated to… Keep Reading


Now who’s number one?

There are only two words to describe college football this week; Lamar and Jackson. Admittedly, I could use those words every week – that’s just how dominant the University of Louisville quarterback has been through these first four weeks of the season. It’s not just the offense that is firing on all cylinders; Louisville’s defense… Keep Reading

Around Campus/News

College Raises Some Staff Wages Because of Federal Law

New provisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act qualify some college staff members for overtime pay. Announced by the U.S. Department of Labor in May, the new provision increases the threshold salary above which one is exempt from receiving overtime pay from $23,660 per year ($455 per week) to $47,476 per year ($913 per week).… Keep Reading

Opinions/Staff Editorials

Intercultural Center expansion promotes inclusivity

With the announcement of the James C. Hormel ’55 and Michael P. Nguyen ’08 Intercultural Center at Sproul Hall, the college has reaffirmed its commitment to fostering discourses on inclusivity, intersectionality, and the celebration of difference on campus. The manifestation of these values in a common physical space is particularly important as we move forward… Keep Reading

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