Author: Cece Burke

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A New Holiday

On the fourth Monday of every year, U.S. citizens celebrate President’s Day, but this year many renamed the holiday and participated in ‘Not My President’s Day’ rallies. This ‘not my president’ sentiment has reverberated throughout the nation since Trump’s unexpected win in November, though it is difficult to discern what people mean when they echo the phrase ...
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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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We Need to Talk About CAPS: A Critical Look at Vital Campus Resource

This piece is part of an ongoing series about mental well-being at Haverford. Past articles can be found here. Two weeks ago, The Clerk released the results of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) survey, which yielded fairly positive results. By and large, it seems that CAPS serves the majority of students well, but a look at more specific comments and experie ...
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Results of CAPS Survey Generally Positive, but Raise Some Concerns

This article is the second installment of a series on student mental well-being. The first installment, about discussing grades and stress, can be found here. The full results of the CAPS survey can be found here. Last week, The Clerk sent a survey to the student body about their experiences with Haverford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Although The Cler ...
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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 will no longer be sold at Haverford. The school has acquired an exclusive Pepsi contract for all of its bottled pr ...
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Puerto Rico and the U.S.: a Relationship Misunderstood at Haverford and Beyond

This piece was co-written by Amanda Acosta Though the percentage of people from Puerto Rico has steadily increased in Haverford’s student body the past several years, the status and history of Puerto Rico, particularly in relation to the United States, remains a mystery for many students. “[Students] know we’re a colony: they know our status is not a state, but they ...
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Clerk Chronicles: Michael Elias

Title: Director of Student Activities and Leadership Age: 28 Time at Haverford: Assumed current position this year   How did you come to work at Haverford? I grew up in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and I graduated from Wilkes University in 2009. From 2010-12 I worked at Haverford College as a grad assistant in student life. When I finished my masters in 2012 from Drexel I g ...