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“Fordlanthropy” Asks the Wrong Questions

By Chloe Lindeman, Co-Editor-in-Chief You might have missed that Thursday, Feb. 16 was the launch of Haverford College’s 2017 senior class gift campaign. The goal is simple: encourage “Fordlanthropy,” or contributions to the school. It happens to be a goal I support. But the campaign is taking the wrong approach. Public higher education is notoriously… Keep Reading

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A Look Inside Social Media’s Impact on Society

By Diana Pope, Staff Writer Everyone nowadays seems to be obsessed with one thing: social media image. Social media has an undeniable presence in American society, and it is one of the most accessible commodities in the world right now. Anyone can open a Facebook account or start an Instagram — the beauty of social… Keep Reading

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Women’s March Was a Movement for All

  By Elizabeth Hoo, Staff Writer I attended the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 . In anticipation of Trump’s actions in office, and particularly those that may affect women, many individuals marched to ensure that our nation would not be pushed back decades in federal policy. There were an estimated half-million marchers… Keep Reading

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As We Go Marching, Marching (in Philadelphia)

By Kate Hawthorne, Staff Writer I ignored the TV and facebook streams all day on Jan. 20, 2017, as I tried to deny the fact that Donald J. Trump – entrepreneur “extraordinaire” – had just been inaugurated as the 45 president of the United States of America. I refused to read the transcript of his… Keep Reading

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Book Review: Dog Songs by Mary Oliver

By Rachel Hertzberg, Staff Writer Millennials are said to have a great aptitude for ironic detachment: we are unable to have face-to-face conversations, we are disgusted by genuine displays of emotion, and we communicate only in memes and sarcasm. I think of our generation’s tendency toward cynicism as a coping mechanism in the face of… Keep Reading

Something Different: A Review of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”

By Kate Hawthorne, Staff Writer BBC America’s new show “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” kicked off its first season on Oct. 22, 2016 with an hour-long pilot episode entitled “Horizons.” The new series, directed by Max Landis, boasts an amazing cast and features the hilarious duo of Samuel Barnett as the title character Dirk Gently… Keep Reading

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In Response to Christine Flowers’ “Privileged College Kids Don’t Understand Real Social Injustice”

By Katya Olson Shipyatsky, Staff Writer On November 18th an article entitled  “Privileged College Kids Don’t Understand Real Social Injustice”, written by Bryn Mawr alumna Christine Flowers, was published on Philly.com.The article was in reference to a student organized protest at the Lower Merion Police Department on Wednesday, November 16th which was in response to the chapter’s… Keep Reading

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A Glimmer of Hope in the 2016 Election

By Kate Weiler, Staff Writer It’s hard to deny that Wednesday, Nov. 9 was a memorable day. And now that almost a month has passed, the decisions made have already begun to build a foundation for the future of the United States. I will focus on three pillars of this foundation: women, wages, and weed.… Keep Reading

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Quaker Values in a Time of Divisiveness

By Michael Schwarze, Business Manager In the aftermath of the election, political polarization seems to be at an all-time high around the nation and even within the Bi-College community. Disagreement is important because it forces people to face viewpoints different from their own, but it sometimes dissolves into back-and-forth arguments where neither side is listening.… Keep Reading

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