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[Latina] Girl Meets World: Deserving My Spot at an Elite Insititution

It is unbelievable to me that we are already way past the halfway point of the semester and that in just two weeks, final papers and exams will be taking the campus by storm. These past three months, I have had the blessing of meeting amazing students and faculty members that have truly made Haverford feel like home for me. Nearly a year ago, I stepped foot on this campus ...
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Art, Race, and Liberation: A Conversation with Alliyah Allen

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Alliyah Allen ‘18 about her project Me.Mae.I. Alliyah’s project is a series of photographs, writings, and perspective pieces with the aim of portraying liberation through art. Alliyah sent out a call for models to take photos for her photo series, Fruit. When I first entered the BCC, I was drawn in by the recreation ...
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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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Shaun King, #BlackLivesMatter Activist, Speaks at Haverford

After Shaun King’s talk on Wednesday night, students rushed to the front of Founders Great Hall to get a souvenir of the event: a selfie with the prominent #BlackLivesMatter figure and social media genius himself. “By using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues, King has become an ...
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Eddie Glaude Visits Haverford to Discuss Race and Democracy

On October 5th, students from Haverford and beyond came to Chase Auditorium to listen to Eddie Glaude, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, speak. Glaude was invited by Professor Terrance Wiley, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies, and Coordinator of ...
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[Latina] Girl Meets World

By Leslie Luqueno, '20 Coming from a 99% Hispanic high school, the transition from high school to college will be drastic because instead of being the majority, I will be part of the minority. While it is frightening to be a small fish swimming into a big pond, I feel like I am ready to take this next big step in my life. While many of my high school classmates decided to ...
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Are You Really an Ally?

In the coming weeks, The Clerk will be publishing commentary from the Haverford community in response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email our Editor-in-Chief Hannah Cregan Zigler at hzigler@haverford.edu. Recently, Maurice Rippel wrote an open letter to White allies regarding his life ...
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Breaking My Silence: An Open Letter to White Allies of #BlackLivesMatter

In the coming weeks, The Clerk will be publishing commentary from the Haverford community in response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email our Editor-in-Chief Hannah Cregan Zigler at hzigler@haverford.edu. Dear White Allies, Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Do those names mean anything ...
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Black Beauty, White Standards

As Jennifer Aniston celebrates being crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2016 and basks in the glory of her recognized, exemplary beauty, many women of color, such as myself, feel a familiar sense of disappointment. The crowning of Aniston marks yet another lost opportunity for People Magazine to bestow the title upon a woman of color. Jennifer has won the title ...
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Submit to WeSpeak

WeSpeak is a Quaker style open forum for students of color at Haverford to express their thoughts and experiences in a context that prioritizes their voices. This is for those students who either weren't able to attend or don't vibe with the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people to share what they feel. If you want to express yourself through another medium ...