Monthly Archive: April 2016

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Security Summary 4/15-4/21

Friday, April 15th 8:47 a.m. Safety Hazard, College Lane A report was received that a truck's hydraulic line broke while driving onto College Lane spilling hydraulic fluid on the ground. The area was cleaned. 9:43 p.m. Disturbance, College Lane A Campus Safety Officer requested for Lower Merion Police to respond to a juvenile problem at the Duck Pond. The juveniles were wa ...
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Black Beauty, White Standards

As Jennifer Aniston celebrates being crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2016 and basks in the glory of her recognized, exemplary beauty, many women of color, such as myself, feel a familiar sense of disappointment. The crowning of Aniston marks yet another lost opportunity for People Magazine to bestow the title upon a woman of color. Jennifer has won the title ...
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Dear Haverfriend: Stress Spiraling and Noisy People in Magill

Hey, everyone! I am a real Haverford student and I have strong opinions about your life. Just remember that I can’t substitute for professional advice because I am an undergrad and consequently I know nothing. Dear Haverfriend, I just completely bombed an assignment. It's not for my major and it's only one small part of my grade, but I can't stop thinking about how badly ...
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Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana: It’s About Time

Last Sunday, April 17, Gov. Tom Wolf signed The Medical Marijuana Act (SB 3) into law, making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. What does this mean for healthcare? Considering what marijuana has done for my grandma, I’ll be the first to say a lot. When my mom first told me she was considering medical marijuana for my grandma, I couldn’t believe ...
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Submit to WeSpeak

WeSpeak is a Quaker style open forum for students of color at Haverford to express their thoughts and experiences in a context that prioritizes their voices. This is for those students who either weren't able to attend or don't vibe with the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people to share what they feel. If you want to express yourself through another medium ...
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A First Year’s Take on WeSpeak

The following is an opinion piece and does not express the opinions of any groups the author may represent on campus. I learned about WeSpeak as soon as I arrived on campus. I’m a student who identifies as a person of color, and I learned from upperclassmen that also identify as people of color, how special WeSpeak is. Like Haverfest and Plenary, WeSpeak is a highlight o ...
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Apply for the 2016-2017 Editorial Board

The application to join next year's editorial board is now open! We’re looking for people who are passionate about journalism, storytelling, and issues facing the Haverford community. No prior experience with The Clerk is necessary. Open positions include news, opinion, features, and multimedia/photo editors. We’ve also created a new marketing and outreach position who ...
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Pinwheel Day Without the Pinwheels

Students on Founders Green It was a glorious April day, with a high of 80 degrees and sunny skies predicted. In short, the perfect day for pinwheels. But when the Haverford community awoke, no pinwheels were spotted. They had been stolen. Pinwheel Day is an annual Haverford tradition in which a mysterious group known as the "pinwheel fairies" decorate the College's green w ...
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On Rejection

It's April, which means that soon-to-be college graduates everywhere are searching, interviewing, and adding that last little tweak to their resumes.  Meanwhile high school seniors have been hoping for the thick envelope, and so many have gotten the thin one. Professors and supervisors have been writing recommendation letter after recommendation letter. While some of thes ...