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The Student Activist Handbook: Success, Failures, and How to Move Forward

This article is part of a series the Clerk is publishing reflecting on Charlottesville. From my observation, activism on campus occurs in waves. Typically, it starts out with reaction: this can be either to a local or national issue, but it is pivotal to the beginnings of a movement. This is followed by mobilization, over social media or in affinity groups. Students decide ...
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Activism at Haverford: A Brief History

For the most part, the majority of activism which Haverford students have taken part in is deeply entrenched in the school’s Quaker roots.  Looking through the archives of Haverford history found in Special Collections, which includes pictures from most decades of the 20th century, Haverford students seem to have engaged prominently in anti-war protests, a form of activ ...
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Respecting All Activism

The Women’s Marches on Washington and on Philadelphia were empowering, peaceful acts of resistance for many, including myself and hundreds of Haverford students who participated. They drew masses of people from across the nation and from many different backgrounds who marched united against Donald Trump’s presidency. The day after the march, I was scrolling through my ...
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Popping the HaverBubble

Opinion Editor Andrew Eaddy breaks down the misconception of the HaverBubble in the context of activism. In the wake of the election, students on campus have responded in a bevy of ways. Some have turned to pen and paper in an effort to share their thoughts in written form. Others have been more vocal, speaking out at events on their discontent with the state of affairs in ...
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What Do We Mean When We Say Fascist?

Jhoneidy Javier '19 shares his thoughts on protest rhetoric, and particularly, asks readers to interrogate the meaning of words such as 'fascism' in activism. Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my Grandma María. Being away at school makes talking really difficult, so I was really happy to see her after so long. We started talking about the ...
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A Call for Justice

Our series continues with an exploration of Haverford student experiences phonebanking. The Clerk's Katie Rodgers decided to participate and see first hand how Haverfordians have been making change.  Haverford students have started phoning in for justice. An unaffiliated group of students have held phone banks  this fall semester for protesting the Dakota Access Pipelin ...
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Haverford Students Among Hundreds of Thousands at Women’s March on Washington

The first piece of our series explores Haverford student experiences at the Women's March on Washington. The Clerk's Associate Editor, Ellen Schoder was a participant, and on-site covering the march.   Less than 24 hours after Trump was sworn in as President, students made their way from Haverford to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Women’s March on Washington. For ...
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Our Obsession with France’s Flag Should be a Red Flag

Social media is a powerful thing. Sites like Facebook and Twitter inform us about one another, unite us under a common social rhetoric, give rise to the Occupy Wall Streets and power to Bernie Sanders, make us smile, laugh, and cry together, and bring the corners of our earth that much closer. Other times, they serve as a painful reminder of the deep chasm that divides our ...
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Haverford, Bryn Mawr Must Protect Those Who Offend Our Liberal Perspective

We all have a right to be offensive.  It’s a fundamental, constitutional right, just as we have the right to express our religion or not be tortured in prison.  We also have the right to protest when someone offends us. Let me begin this by putting one basic fact on the table: I don’t know the exact details about the Confederate flag incident that took place at Bryn ...
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Haverford Students Campaign for Garment Worker Safety

The racks at the Haverford College bookstore are lined with sweatshirts, T-shirts, and other apparel manufactured by JanSport. Whereas some consumers may overlook the means of production, Haverford Students Against Sweatshops (HSAS) is looking deeper into the injustices inflicted on the workers that produce those items. One of such injustices took place on April 24, 2013 i ...