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March 31, 2014

Why I Will Never Be 'Ready for Hillary'

William C. Anderson

If you have kept up with the US political cycle, you noticed potential prospects for the next President touted after President Barack Obama’s re-election. Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie are familiar names for many of us – even...

What Happened in Albany? Interpreting the Massive Parent Turnout in Support of Charter Schools

George Joseph

March 4th in Albany felt like a massive field trip gone wrong. On the same day that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rallied over a thousand students, parents, and labor activists to the capital in support of his...

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Why I Walked Out

Anna-Lisa Castle

On Thursday, I was one of the hundreds of people who showed up to the Student Assembly meeting to talk about the possibility of talking about Resolution 72, which calls for divestment from six companies that profit from the Israeli...



April 06, 2014

{Young}ist Reclaims the Millennial Narrative

Muna Mire

Millennials are in vogue. But the very idea of the millennial is a top-down phenomenon, a canned attempt to market to a young demographic. It is a strategy that has found success through the sheer force and repetitiveness of its...

Transgender Student Harassed on Campus

Andraya Williams

On March 19th, 2014 I was publicly humiliated and harassed by a female security officer on [Central Piedmont Community College] CPCC’s campus. In attempting to file a complaint about the incident, I was turned away and intimidated. On March 19th...

Dear Harvard: You Win


Trigger warning: This article contains graphic description of sexual assault. Editors’ Note: This is a first-person, present-tense account of the aftermath of a sexual assault that took place in 2013. For reasons of both style and substance, we have left...




March 28, 2014

Leveraging institutional power

Kate Aronoff and Stephen O'Hanlon

As we look back on the last 150 years of Swarthmore, we might ask: what will Swarthmore look like in 150 years? At its sesquicentennial, Swarthmore can claim a long history of envisioning a better world. Founder Lucretia Mott envisioned...

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