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Distribution Requirements: Why the Changes?

This article was co-written by Dylan O’Connell Recently, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) held an open forum to discuss proposed changes to the General Education Distribution requirements. In this series of articles we will describe and discuss the proposed system. An hc-all email was sent...

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Why College Parties Make Me Sad and Angry

Modern hook up culture at Haverford is superficial, childish and detrimental to human relationships. From my experience, these, usually sexual, Saturday night encounters with ‘randos’ almost never mean anything significant to either party involved. The usual story goes as follows: it is Saturday evening, so...

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Indispensable: a Few Words on Haverford’s Soap

Since this article was written, a miraculous turnaround has occurred with regard to the functionality of Haverford’s soap dispensers. These days, students wishing for clean hands no longer have to deal with the horrors described below. In honor of this pivotal change, The Clerk is publishing the...

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Winter Storm Jonas in Photos

This past Saturday will long be remembered as one of the wildest days in the northeast’s already storied weather history. Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Winter Storm Jonas unleashed hurricane-force winds, bitter-cold temperatures, and of course, record-breaking snowfalls across much...

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The Marijuana Debate: What Students Should Know

This election cycle, news media, activists, and politicians have turned with renewed focus to criminal justice reform–with special attention to the issue of marijuana legalization. Unfortunately, the debate over marijuana is filled with misinformation from both sides, obscuring the true flaws that plague our criminal...

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Editor in Chief Nominations Open!

The Clerk is now accepting nominations for its next editor in chief. Please send the name, email and class year of nominees to our current editor in chief at mheffern@haverford.edu by 6 p.m. on January 31st. Nominees will be contacted and, should they accept, be asked to...

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Haverford Switches from Coke to Pepsi

At the start of the second semester, Haverford students will notice a few changes in the beverage selection on campus. Students will still be able to enjoy Coke products in the Dining Center and from the fountain machines at The Coop, but bottled Coke products...

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Haverford Joins List of Colleges to Ban Hoverboards

In response to a cautionary statement from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission on hoverboard-related fires, Haverford has decided to prohibit the “use, storage, and possession of” hoverboards on campus. Executive Director of Campus Safety Tom King sent out an email to all students January...

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Student Assistant Hotline Reopens with New Changes

Last week, the Student Assistant Hotline, a 24-hour service run by the Women*s Center that offers help to students on issues of sexual misconduct, reopened. The hotline was not open earlier this year due to problems with the hotline’s phone. According to Qui Alexander, Program...

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VCAM Construction to Begin this Spring

Over the next few years, the money raised through Haverford’s “Lives That Speak” campaign will improve buildings across campus, from Magill to Roberts to Sharpless. While the renovations to those buildings will enhance their already existing functions, one project has a much more ambitious goal:...