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In favor of the sit-in

In favor of the sit-in

To the Editor: Gail and I met on our first day of orientation at Swarthmore and have been married almost 49 years. Although we don’t agree on everything, we both feel that our alma mater…

Campus Journal

I embarrassed myself a lot when I was sixteen

I embarrassed myself a lot when I was sixteen

My Ride the Tide was a disaster. Honestly, there are only two reasons I ended up coming here: some freshmyn…

Dressed to impress at Ride the Tide

Dressed to impress at Ride the Tide

Ride the Tide is coming, and the year is going. Walking to brunch with my roommate Sunday morning, I watched…

Over Sharples dinner: an ode to specs

Over Sharples dinner: an ode to specs

— When confronted by someone new at Swat, do you think you take the “flight” or the “fight” response? “I…

Sufjan Stevens dazzles with light show, lyricism in Philly

Sufjan Stevens dazzles with light show, lyricism in Philly

This past week in the Academy of Music: Sufjan Stevens walked onto the stage in complete darkness. Dual spotlights shone…

Deep ambivalence on Ride the Tide, maybe worth it

Deep ambivalence on Ride the Tide, maybe worth it

I didn’t go to my own Ride the Tide in the spring of 2012. It was the weekend of the…

What’s Ur Quirk?

What’s Ur Quirk?

This week’s CJ theme is “Quirky.” I was a little baffled when I heard that. I’ve been called quirky enough…

D&D & RPGs: Swarthmore’s hidden nerd culture

D&D & RPGs: Swarthmore’s hidden nerd culture

Earlier this semester, Psi Phi hosted its twice-yearly Cookies and Characters event, where dungeon masters — or game masters, as…

Sex and Nerf guns? Trying to move past our vision of ML

Sex and Nerf guns? Trying to move past our vision of ML

Like most people on campus, I’ve always had a well-defined idea of “Mary Lyon culture,” and, like most opinions on…

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What’s in a fan?

What’s in a fan?

Looking back, I realize I’ve spent all year talking about the problems inherent in the world…

eSports complicate definition of sports and games

Davis to retire after legendary four decade career

Weekend roundup

Weekend Roundup