Monthly Archive: April 2017

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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 ...
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Why I Didn’t Do Customs

Over the past few months, students have assembled into pairs, applied for Customs positions, and gotten matched to form teams. Many, if not all, of these people are incredibly passionate about Customs and the opportunity to be a part of a hallmark tradition of the college. And for the past two years, I’ve been asked several times why I haven’t applied to be a Customs-p ...
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Ending Gerrymandering: A Discussion at Bryn Mawr College

On March 30, Bryn Mawr College hosted a discussion about redistricting in Pennsylvania and the public campaign to change the system through which district lines for political offices are designated. Nearly two hundred and fifty people were in attendance for the event held in McPherson Auditorium. The event was part of Bryn Mawr College’s series on voice, with this event ...
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Hidden in Magill: A Problematic Culture

A note from the Editor: This article contains strong sexually explicit and violent imagery, as well as triggering language. If you would like to respond to this piece, please email mrippel@haverford.edu. We will open a space to discuss this further in the coming days. Location and time will be posted soon.  “Fuck his homo ass!” What? “Oh Fuck Yes! Plugged up ANAL se ...