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Anna Bialek Lecture Challenges Community Attitudes Towards Sexual Assault

During the month of November, students have been thinking about sexuality on campus through the month-long Sexvember event hosted by the Women*s Center. Sexvember has mostly focused on sex positivity, but students have also grappled with the more troubling side of sexual relationships. Last week, Anna Bialek, a professor of Religion at Washington University, came to speak ...
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Why I’m Angry: A Response to the Call for “Free Speech”

By Rebecca Chang '19 I am angry. Angry and tired, in fact. Angry that people think that the section of the Honor Code that was put in place to protect marginalized groups on campus hinders free speech. Tired of having to explain why and how racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, sexism, classism, among many other -isms are still problems here at Haverford. Angry that I ...
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Queer Housing and Efforts to Establish Inclusive Safe Spaces On-Campus

Campus housing is one of the core components of the social experience at Haverford. It influences how students situate themselves  in relation to the community and can impact their feelings of security and comfort within the school itself. For members of the LGBTQ community at Haverford, feeling comfortable in housing spaces on campus is not a guarantee. According to one ...
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Community Discussions and Being Put on the Spot

By Tania Ortega '19 As a student on full financial aid, I am not here to say “thank you” to the students (and their families) who are not on financial aid. But I am also not here to tell everyone all about my experiences as a student on full financial aid on this campus filled with wealth. The discussion that occurred Thursday, November 4 was spurred by Swarthmore’s ...
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Trump Victory Stuns Haverford Community

By Andrew Eaddy '19 and Ellen Schoder '19 When we first started writing this article last night, we thought it would be a very different story. The polls seemed to predict a convincing win for Hillary Clinton, and we were preparing to cover the historic election of the first female president. But as the map turned decisively red, the energy and optimism in Founders Hall ...
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Let’s Heal.

Written by 廖家祺 Kevin Jiah-Chih Liao ‘18 For students with any sort of privilege in areas of class, race, gender, sexuality, or more, what can we do to stand up? Remember that first debate watching party in Sharpless Auditorium? Remember how every time Hillary smacked down Donald Trump, we roared and cheered with the certainty that we would come out on top? Then rem ...
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New “We’re Not Here to Say Thank You” Campaign Starts Dialogue on Difficulties Faced by Students on Financial Aid

On Thursday afternoon the “We’re Not Here to Say Thank You” campaign drew nearly 70 members of the student body, staff, and faculty into the Bryn Mawr room of the Dining Center to discuss issues observed on campus related to class. Initially borne out of an article published in Swarthmore’s Daily Gazette which discussed class and financial aid on college campuses, ...
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An Open Letter on This Election from the Alliance of Latin American Students

The Alliance of Latin American Students at Haverford College has traditionally been a place for students to come together to explore complex issues, find support with others, and celebrate moments of success. Although the issues we discuss are commonly facilitated within the context of our own group setting, the Alliance of Latin American Students’ Board feels that it is ...
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Campaign Season is Almost Over. Where Do We Go from Here?

By Simon Poser '19 This article is part of a Clerk Special Edition on politics, free speech, and the election at Haverford. We will be posting a new article every day this week. The time has come. After a long, bitter campaign that has been called everything from crazy to apocalyptic, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. We have seen many things that have astou ...