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Plenary Fall 2018 Recap: Less Done in Less Time

By Andrew Nguyen  It was short, and some say, bad. Despite free t-shirts and chicken tenders and the promise of “the best plenary ever,” many students walked away more disenchanted than ever. On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:30pm, Haverford students piled into the basketball court of the GIAC to reach the new 66% quorum for plenary. This plenary, students would have no resoluti ...
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New Partnership Aims to Get More Students Into Ardmore

For many students, the “Haverbubble” is a familiar phenomenon: taking classes, eating meals, studying, and working all on the same small campus. Thanks to a new partnership with the Ardmore Initiative, however, getting off campus just got a little easier. The Ardmore Initiative is a local nonprofit whose mission spans from helping local businesses to preserving histori ...
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Haverford Launches Tri Co Philly Program

Next spring the Tri-Co consortium—Haverford, Swarthmore, and Bryn Mawr Colleges—will launch a pilot program in which a self-selected group of students will take two courses and participate in co- and extra-curricular activities in Philadelphia. The idea was initially conceived by the three college presidents who met and started brainstorming about ways to build more co ...
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Wifi Outages Create Obstacles for Haverford’s Campus

By Abby Wolfenden and Sarah Cahn Accessing wireless internet is an essential part of everyday life at Haverford. Students use it to access Moodle, read and write emails, complete homework assignments, and communicate with friends and families through social media. So, when the wifi went down recently, students had to adjust quickly. Recently, Haverford implemented the use ...
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Qrescent Mali Mason is Making Haver-History as the Philosophy Department’s First Female Professor of Color

One of the newest faculty faces on campus, Qrescent Mali Mason is making Haver-history as the philosophy department’s first female professor of color. It’s a role that she’s acutely conscious of—if the fact that she was wearing a shirt that read “Decolonize Your Syllabus” when I arrived to interview her was anything to go by, at least. “Philosophy has histori ...
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Plenary Preview

By Alison Rosenman and Ellen Schoder No resolutions will be discussed at the year’s fall plenary, but there is still bound to be plenty of conversation. In an email sent late Thursday night, the Students’ Council (SC) Co-Presidents, Andrew Eaddy and Maurice Rippel ‘19, announced a sudden change of plans for this weekend’s event and put their own twist on the biannu ...
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Sophomore House Answers Student Concerns in its First Event of the Year

By Chace Pulley and Mayce Van  On Sept. 9th, Sophomore House, known on campus as SoHo, kicked off the year with an open house event luring the Class of 2021 with the promise of bubble tea from Yi’s Boba. All of SoHo’s members were present, mingling with other sophomores to explain their vision for the house as well as answering questions and concerns. SoHo is a recent ...
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How Haverford Weaponizes Good Will

Student agency is one of Haverford’s crowning achievements.  It is constantly touted in the college’s promotional materials and tours; so why has student agency become code for free labor? Working on the Special Plenary Committee and being a part of Customs has helped me understand what the forces are that keep the campus and student body afloat, but it just as quickl ...
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Five Alarms, No Fire: Here’s What Happened in Gummere

First-year students and their Customs teams living in Gummere Hall awoke to five separate fire alarms that began in the early morning of Sept. 16. The alarms were triggered from Gummere’s basement each time, where there had been a party that night. The incident startled some Gummere residents. “In my first year of living in Gummere, we never had a fire alarm past like ...
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Annual Customs Speech: A Matter of Perspective

It wasn’t until shortly before meeting in Marshall Auditorium on the first night of Customs week that first-year Gabe Sekeres ‘22 was forewarned of what he was about to hear. His CPs told him he’d hear how “‘one person in your class did this, this and this.’” Sekeres, in fact, is referring to Haverford Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Je ...