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From the Pen of the Editor: On Charlottesville and Journalism

Note: While not a conventional editorial, this statement by the Editor-in-Chief, in response to the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, was approved by all members of the Clerk's Editorial Board. First and foremost: to my fellow students of color, and all members of the Haverford community affected – I stand in solidarity with you. You are in my thoughts, my praye ...
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Meeting the Haverford Innovation Platform (HIP)

Since October, The Clerk has been following the Haverford Innovation Platform (HIP), a program that was created to support innovation and social entrepreneurship on campus. We have spoken with students and staff about the program, trying to answer four central questions: What is HIP? Whom will it benefit? How is it funded? And how has it evolved? After nine months of inter ...
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Food Justice at Haverford: Not an All-or-Nothing Deal

By Maria-Veronica Rojas  “Um, b-bu-but I’m not vegetarian!” mumbled a guilty-looking Haverford student as she reluctantly took my information pamphlet on helping animals. “It’s ok, you don’t have to be vegetarian to help animals,” I told her. I get an embarrassed reaction like this a lot from Fords -- usually when they find out about my vegan diet. I hear th ...
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Newly Formed Group on Campus brings President Trump’s Foreign Policy Center Stage

On Thursday, April 26, a newly formed student group, The Haverford International Relations Society (HIRS), hosted The Trump Doctrine: The Future of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Latin America. The event’s speakers were Anita Isaacs and Barak Mendelsohn. More than eighty students came to Sharpless Auditorium to hear the professors give their thoughts abou ...
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Not a Take on Free Speech

From the Editor-in-Chief: This article may contain language is offensive, and material that is emotionally evocative for the reader.  There has lately been an uptick of debates surrounding free speech across college campuses all over the country amidst the election of Trump and the rise of the alt-right. This is especially true of the recent wave of articles posted in The ...
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Haverford Alum and Congressional Hopeful Molly Sheehan Visits Haverford College

On Thursday, April 13, Molly Sheehan ‘07 came to Haverford College to discuss her plans to run for Congress in 2018. Pennsylvania’s 7th district, in which Haverford is located, is likely to see multiple candidates on the Democratic side run. Democratic candidates for local offices also spoke. About fifty students in total came to the DC basement to hear Sheehan give th ...
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Why I’m Doing Customs

One would assume that based on my decision to be an AMA for next year’s Customs program, I must have had a good Customs experience. While I value certain aspects of my Customs experience, the truth is that I actually hated most of Customs. From the trust walk during Customs week to the PAF sessions, I had to endure numerous microaggressions and attacks to my identity. Cu ...
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A Formal Defense of Free Speech

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of The Clerk as an institution. Please join The Clerk on April 19th at 7:30pm in the DC Basement as we host Journalists and alumni from FIRE, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, and administration officials for a panel on journalism, free speech and the Honor Code.  There has been much debate recently about to ...
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Changes to Customs

With training for Customs team members coming to a close, and the first-year class solidifying, the Customs program for the Class of 2021 is really taking shape. But this year’s Customs Co-Heads, Rachel Romens ‘18 and Saumya Varma ’18, said that that the program may look different in the near future. Although there are tweaks to the program every year, the Customs Co ...