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Never Again HC

Dear Haverford Community, We were made aware of a very offensive and antisemitic Yik Yak conversation that took place among Haverford students on the night of Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the night of Holocaust Remembrance Day. We find the statements you will read dangerous and hateful. They do not reflect the Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Senior Thesis

Yesterday I handed in my senior thesis, a project I have been working on for over a year. Suffice it so say, turning it in feels like one of the biggest accomplishments of my life thus far. I would like to once again thank my thesis advisor, Dr. Molly B. Read more…

By Laura, ago
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When there’s no “undo” or no “reset”

Today, at least in my world, technology is a bodily appendage. Today, as the stitching between technology appendages and people seems to only strengthen, I think it can be easy to forget that the features technology offer don’t necessarily seep into the body. For instance there is no “undo,” and “reset” option. Approximately Read more…

By Laura, ago
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An Almost Wordless Wednesday

Good Morning! It has been a while. Here’s an almost wordless Wednesday. Here are photos of different aspects of Southern Jewish Life I have been exploring: plantations, trade, transportation, and ritual. http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/82 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/2 http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/LSU_TJP/id/136

By Laura, ago
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The Confederate Streets of South Carolina

After watching Jon Stewart’s on-point and poignant words regarding the tragic shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, (watch it here before you continue reading!) I was curious about his statement that “the roads [in South Carolina] are named for Confederate generals.” I wanted to see the prevalence Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Don’t blame me!

I promise, I really was going to write a blog post yesterday, but the power went off at 11:30 and didn’t go back on until 4:30. I went in search of a bookstore with a coffee shop that would have power, but I didn’t find one. Everything was closed due Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Good Morning

Its my second day here and I am invigorated… well sort of. I woke up, got up to quickly, became dizzy, and hit my head on the floor while trying to reach the wall… not a great way to start my day. But my head ache has dissipated and I Read more…

By Laura, ago
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From the Terminal

In the Philadelphia airport waiting for my flight: So far a 50 ish year old Israeli man flirted with me and asked me to have a smoke with him A woman, I don’t know if she’s on my flight; mumbled something at me and when I said “what?” She just Read more…

By Laura, ago