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When That April With His Showers Sweet

I’ve been told that the beauty of spring at Swarthmore is unforgettably inspiring. Since this will be my first, I’m ready to ooh and aah. (And achoo.)

But even now, with winter still holding on, I see ample inspiration on campus. Outside my window, countless tiny crocuses are pushing their purple noses up through frozen soil, bringing color and courage to a still-too-cold world.

 In all the best ways, the Swarthmoreans in these pages—composters and crusaders, dreamers and deep-sea divers—remind me of these remarkable flowers who, no matter what, are brave enough to break new ground and bloom. 

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