Category: Features

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Clerk Chronicles: Joe Binotto, General Manager of Dining Services

How did you get started in food service? I actually worked my way through school in restaurants. When I was in high school and college, I did various positions in a family-owned Italian restaurant in New York. I did everything from bussing tables to waitering. I learned how to cook, make pizza, and run the front of the house. Eventually I became a manager. And so, while I ...
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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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Haverford Considers Ending Need-Blind Admissions in Wake of Financial Deficits

At just under $500 million, Haverford’s endowment is approximately a quarter the size of rival Swarthmore’s and about 60% of Bryn Mawr’s. It is often a point of pride among students that Haverford is able to remain competitive with these institutions despite its lesser resources, but unbeknownst to many, Haverford has also been running an operating deficit for the la ...
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Submit to WeSpeak

WeSpeak is a Quaker style open forum for students of color at Haverford to express their thoughts and experiences in a context that prioritizes their voices. This is for those students who either weren't able to attend or don't vibe with the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people to share what they feel. If you want to express yourself through another medium ...
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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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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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Chaverim Brings Global Perspective to Tri-Co A Cappella Scene: A Concert in Photos

Photos by Hannah Weissmann '17, text by Hannah Cregan Zigler '17 Last week, a capella group Chaverim held a concert in Zubrow commons featuring music from all around the world. It was a night of great singing and lots of fun. Chaverim is the only tri-college a cappella group, and its repertoire focuses on providing a global musical perspective. They feature songs from many ...
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Layout Pigout: An Ultimate Tournament in Photos

This weekend witnessed the 22nd Layout Pigout, one of two annual tournaments hosted by Haverford's men's ultimate frisbee team, Big Donkey Ultimate. Out of the twenty schools competing, the Donkeys finished fourth and the University of Richmond Spidermonkeys won with a perfect 7-0 record. Thanks to Hannah Weissmann '17 and Gabriel Halperin-Goldstein '19 for the photos! &nb ...
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A New Kind of Record Label: Eddie Sanchez and the Rise of Tropical House Music

Co-written by Zach Alden. As every good (and bad) start-up musician knows, topping the charts isn’t exactly easy. There’s the difficulty of getting your music out there, gaining recognition, and finding an audience willing to click “Follow”—and that’s assuming your music is good. Upload your music to YouTube, SoundCloud, or Instagram and it’s hardly more of a ...
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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 ...