Author: Olivia Legaspi

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Why I Don’t Go to Plenary

The first time I walked into plenary, I experienced a familiar, overpowering surge of anxiety.  Ever since a traumatic incident at the age of 13, I have experienced frequent panic attacks, often triggered by loud noises, crowds, and uncomfortable social situations.   Based on what I had heard before coming to Haverford, I expected plenary to be much less chaotic, and I e ...
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Do it in the Dark Competition to Begin on February 17

The fifth Do it in the Dark contest, organized by the Committee for Environmental Responsibility (CER), will take place this year from February 17 to March 9.  The annual competition, in which dorms compete against one another to reduce electricity consumption, is part of a national initiative by Campus Conservation Nationals, a program dedicated to reducing energy consum ...
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Ellen Schoder ’19 to Serve as Next Editor-in-Chief

The Clerk is pleased to name Ellen Schoder '19 as its next Editor-in-Chief.   Schoder, a History major, has contributed to the paper since her freshman year, and has previously served as News Editor and Associate Editor.  She has reported on topics such as student government, guest speakers, and student groups on campus.   Schoder is taking over for Maurice Rippel ‘19 ...
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Community Members Meet to Discuss President Benston’s Rejection of Plenary Resolutions

On Tuesday, November 14, members of the student body congregated to respond to President Benston's denial of the two resolutions at Plenary.  This event was hosted by the resolution writers, and Leah Budson ‘19 facilitated the discussion.  The event was intended to be an open space for students to react to President Benston's decision and email to the community, and to ...
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Men’s Rugby Finishes Perfect Season as Conference Champions

On Saturday, November 4, the Haverford Angry Young Newts men’s rugby team defeated Moravian College 21-7 to claim the title of champions of the NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) Division of the MARC (Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference).  The Newts were undefeated this season, finishing with a 7-0 record.   The team was led to success by team captains Ricky S ...
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Whiteness, Passivity, and Death: the Aftermath of Charlottesville

Since Heather Heyer’s death at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, her face has appeared on my Facebook news feed dozens of times every day.  It is always the same photograph: a softly-lit selfie, in which Heyer is smiling, her makeup and hair done: the very picture of beauty and innocence.  This photograph is an unsettling contrast to those wh ...