The Swarthmore Independent is, as its name implies, an independent publication and vital counterweight to the academic, political, and cultural status quo at Swarthmore College, a small liberal arts institution in the suburbs South of Philadelphia.

Our magazine, featuring investigative journalism, long-form essays, and cultural and literary reviews, will appear weekly online.

Comment Policy Update: we will approve any comment that does not contain profanity and does not make unsubstantiated or purposeless ad hominem attacks. The Independent seeks to foster free academic debate, and we are instituting this policy to encourage that. All opinions and points of view on the issues presented in articles will be welcome.