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Changes to Customs

With training for Customs team members coming to a close, and the first-year class solidifying, the Customs program for the Class of 2021 is really taking shape. But this year’s Customs Co-Heads, Rachel Romens ‘18 and Saumya Varma ’18, said that that the program may look different in the near future. Although there are tweaks to the program every year, the Customs Co ...
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Why I Didn’t Do Customs

Over the past few months, students have assembled into pairs, applied for Customs positions, and gotten matched to form teams. Many, if not all, of these people are incredibly passionate about Customs and the opportunity to be a part of a hallmark tradition of the college. And for the past two years, I’ve been asked several times why I haven’t applied to be a Customs-p ...
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Ending Gerrymandering: A Discussion at Bryn Mawr College

On March 30, Bryn Mawr College hosted a discussion about redistricting in Pennsylvania and the public campaign to change the system through which district lines for political offices are designated. Nearly two hundred and fifty people were in attendance for the event held in McPherson Auditorium. The event was part of Bryn Mawr College’s series on voice, with this event ...
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Hidden in Magill: A Problematic Culture

A note from the Editor: This article contains strong sexually explicit and violent imagery, as well as triggering language. If you would like to respond to this piece, please email mrippel@haverford.edu. We will open a space to discuss this further in the coming days. Location and time will be posted soon.  “Fuck his homo ass!” What? “Oh Fuck Yes! Plugged up ANAL se ...
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I Love Israel, and I Am Not Ashamed: Reflections on “Israeli Apartheid Week”

I love Israel, and I am not ashamed. I love Israel because I believe that the Jewish people, like all peoples, have the right to self-determination. I love Israel because after millennia of persecution, it provides Jews a much needed place of refuge. I love Israel because I am an atheist Jew who feels a profound connection to the Jewish people’s historic homeland, from w ...
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Students for Justice in Palestine Holds Israeli Apartheid Week

On Monday, March 20th, Bi-Co Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) launched Israeli Apartheid Week, with the goal of spreading a message of solidarity with Palestine in its longstanding conflict with Israel. The club invited two speakers, Professor Sa’ed Atshan of Swarthmore College, and Remi Kanazi, a Brooklyn-based poet and activist, to present during the week. A thi ...
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A New Holiday

On the fourth Monday of every year, U.S. citizens celebrate President’s Day, but this year many renamed the holiday and participated in ‘Not My President’s Day’ rallies. This ‘not my president’ sentiment has reverberated throughout the nation since Trump’s unexpected win in November, though it is difficult to discern what people mean when they echo the phrase ...
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State Senator Daylin Leach of “Loofa-Faced Shit Gibbon” Fame Visits Haverford

Haverford’s State Senator Daylin Leach stepped into the spotlight of the resistance to President Trump last month when he referred to the president as a “fascist, loofa-faced shit gibbon” on Twitter after Trump threatened the career of a state senator in Texas. Two weeks later, he visited Haverford to continue his message of defying Trump, giving a short speech on ef ...