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Haverford Alum and Congressional Hopeful Molly Sheehan Visits Haverford College

On Thursday, April 13, Molly Sheehan ‘07 came to Haverford College to discuss her plans to run for Congress in 2018. Pennsylvania’s 7th district, in which Haverford is located, is likely to see multiple candidates on the Democratic side run. Democratic candidates for local offices also spoke. About fifty students in total came to the DC basement to hear Sheehan give th ...
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Republicans and Trump Supporters Must Hold Themselves Accountable

By Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 Content note: This article contains descriptions of hate speech and harassment. We now all live in Donald Trump's United States of America, and we likely will for at least the next four years. Hate crimes have spiked. Just a few miles from our campus, in swing state Pennsylvania, every black first year at UPenn was added to a GroupMe group messag ...
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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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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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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 ...
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We Are the 7%: Conservative Students and Stigmatized Discourse at Haverford

David King '20 contributed to this article. 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. Trust, concern, and respect are the fundamental values upon which the Haverford community is based. But for many of the 7% of students who are registered Republicans and th ...
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New Study Shows Low Voter Turnout Among Haverford Students

This article is the first in a Clerk Special Edition on politics, free speech, and the election at Haverford. We will be releasing new articles every day this week. Haverford College, as a part of Delaware County, could play a critical role in the presidential election this year – but only if students show up to the polls. “I think we would consider students and Haverf ...