Author: Maggie Heffernan

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Jeff Gladney: A Man of Music and Merriment

Whether the soothing vocals of Luther Vandross or the catchy beats of Michael Jackson are playing, the omelet station in the Dining Center is one of the grooviest spots on campus. All of this is due to Jeff Gladney, a 6’2’’ gentle soul who can be depended on daily for fist bumps and morning pick-me-ups in addition to playing the best music to wake up drowsy students. ...
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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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Feminists United Takes a Stand

Feminists United (FU), Haverford’s student-run group that supports and addresses feminist ideals through political action, emailed a survey November 30th to all students about sexual misconduct on campus. The survey was the first component of FU’s “Fucked Up” Series, a project that aims to question assumptions about safety and inclusion in the Haverford community w ...
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Bricolage Hosts Holiday Gift DIY & Exchange

Though winter break may seem far away to Haverford students yet to enter finals week, the holiday spirit of giving was in full swing at James House Friday night. The Bricolage Co-op, a student-run group that fosters creativity, community, and a do-it-yourself spirit, hosted a “Holiday Gift DIY & Exchange” last week in James House. In addition to gifts, the event fe ...
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“Smart Drugs:” Should they be Banned?

The surge of vitality a cup of coffee or an energy drink provides is a familiar experience for many high school and college-aged students. Now, however, a new stimulant is entering the conversation: “smart drugs.” So-called “smart drugs” include Adderall, Ritalin, and Modafinil and are typically prescribed to treat disorders such as ADHD. Students who do not have ...
Senior Sam Yarosh during the second half of play against no. 1 ranked F&M. October 24, 2015.
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Men’s Soccer Defeats #1 F&M

All photos taken by Ryan Gooding '16.    The Haverford men’s soccer team beat number-one ranked and previously undefeated Franklin & Marshall 3-1 Saturday at Walton Field. The Fords (12-3 overall, 7-0 in the Centennial Conference) came from behind for the win, scoring three times after the F&M Diplomats scored the first goal a little over two minutes into t ...
Pope Francis' Sunday mass in Philadelphia was expected to attract over one million people from around the world. September 27, 2015.
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Papal Visit Draws Tri-Co Crowd

Several members of the Newman Society, the Tri-College’s Catholic organization, travelled into Philadelphia this weekend to hear Pope Francis speak at the 2015 World Meeting of Families. The pope, who arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday, had a busy itinerary as he conducted two masses, visited the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, and addressed a crowd at Independen ...
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Environmental Groups Unite for “fESt”

Additional reporting by Eve Gutman '15  Photos by Graham Barrett '15 Bi-Co environmental groups gathered in the Bryn Mawr room of the Dining Center on Friday for “fESt,” an environmental awareness festival hosted by the Tri-Co Environmental Studies Senior Capstone class. “Our vision was to create a space in which many groups and people could come together and engage ...
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Founded on Funtensity, the Sneetches Clinch Conference Title

Walk past Haverford’s Merion Field on any given weekday afternoon during the spring or fall and you will encounter flying discs, a stream of shouts and laughter, and forty-five women clad in bright shirts with big yellow birds on the front. This is “funtensity,” and the women who practice it every day proudly call themselves The Sneetches. The Sneetches, the Bi-Co al ...
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Professor’s Pooches: Tank and Dash

For this week’s edition of “Professor’s Pooches,” we took a walk with Robert Germany, Assistant Professor of Classics, and his pooches, Tank and Dash. Pooches Tank is a mix of Anatolian shepherd and black lab. Believed to be descended from powerful hunting dogs from Mesopotamia, the strong and muscular Anatolian breed was originally developed to guide and protect l ...