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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 ...
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After Worrisome Blackout During Customs, Haverford Fixes Emergency Generators

By Annette Lee  “And...sleep!” The hypnotist’s voice echoed in Marshall Auditorium. After a few moments, the lights went out. The annual hypnotist show during Customs took a different turn this year when the power went out about halfway through the act. There was a stir and whispers; finally, loud conversations and laughter filled the large auditorium. Behind the st ...
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Presidential Message on Threats to Trump Supporters Raises Familiar Feelings Among Students

The Class of 2022 got its first taste of Haverford political controversy on Sept. 8, when President Kim Benston sent an email to students and faculty addressing an incident in which graffiti threatening Trump supporters had been found on campus. According to the email, the graffiti appeared in a bathroom stall in a public building on campus. An investigation is currently b ...
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Women*s Center Struggles Without Boss

By Andrew Nguyen  Haverford’s Women*s Center is currently entirely run by student workers—nine of them to be exact—who might not even be getting paid. Since former director and visiting faculty member Jaclyn Pryor left the position last spring, one of Haverford’s highly advertised student resources has been operating in a fashion more akin to a student club than a ...