Monthly Archive: April 2016

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Dear Haverfriend: Getting Over Gym Intimidation, Touchy Feely Friends, and the Meaning of Life

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’m trying to get in shape, but I find the gym very intimidating. It feels like every time I go, there’s a sports team having practice and ev ...
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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Hope to Shed Light on Difficult Campus Issue

The Women*s Center is hosting various events on campus this April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national event that the Women*s Center participates in annually. “For us, it’s a month where we can do some really dedicated programming around the topic of sexual assault and awareness education,” said Qui Alexander, Program Coordinator at the Women* ...
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An Unlikely Transfer: Maurice Rippel’s Journey from West Point to Haverford

Cadet Basic Training and Survival Swim are not courses typically found in a Haverford application. But, for Maurice Rippel ‘19, they were just a part of everyday college life before Haverford. Rippel, 20, transferred to Haverford in the fall of 2015 after spending his freshman year at The United States Military Academy at West Point. Though no one in his family is affili ...
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Security Summary 4/1-4/7

Friday, April 1st 4:22 p.m. Animal Complaint, Duck Pond A campus visitor reported two loose dogs chasing runners and walkers near the Duck Pond. The dogs were gone upon the arrival of officers.   Saturday, April 2nd 12:51 p.m. Harassment, Campus A report was received of inappropriate emails were being sent to members of the college community. The emails were coming from t ...
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Why Liberals Have to Stop Calling Republicans Stupid

As a life-long liberal Democrat, I am going to say something that may surprise some of my friends: We, as Democrats, have to stop calling Republicans stupid. It makes us look elitist, out of touch, and most of all (even though we try our best not to be), ignorant. Yes, there are many reasons for liberals to be angry with the state of political polarization, and there are m ...
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Dear Haverfriend: Inter-Major Competition and the Honor Code

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’m a Humanities major living with a suite of Natural Science people. They’re constantly talking about how much more work they have than I do ...
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Club Sports vs Varsity Athletics: A Game of Resources

Sports are quite prevalent in most Haverford students’ lives: 40% of students participate in varsity athletics and another 30% participate in club sports. The experiences of club and varsity athletes are similar, yet distinct. This is partly due to the reasons that one might choose to participate in one form of athletics over the other. Another key difference is the amou ...
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Security Summary 3/25-3/31

Friday, March 25th 1:58 p.m. Theft, Dining Center A student reported that a musical instrument was taken from a student club room in the basement of the Dining Center. No police report filed.   Saturday, March 26th 12:25 p.m. Personal Injury, Featherbed Field A student injured his ankle while playing rugby on Featherbed Field. The student was transported by ambulance to B ...
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Havertivity App Brings New Communications System to Haverford

On March 16, Students’ Council and the Student Activities Office (SAO) released Havertivity, an app for student events and activities, to club leaders. The following day, they released the app to the student body. “We’re really hoping it makes communication and collaboration and advertisement on campus much easier,” said Michael Elias, Director of Student Activitie ...
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Introducing Dear Haverfriend: Advice on Everything Haverford

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, My suite mate has loud sex with her boyfriend almost every weekend when he comes to visit, and sometimes in the middle of the week. I already tri ...