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No magic formula, but plenty of support for disordered eating

No magic formula, but plenty of support for disordered eating

When Laura Fitzgerald ’14 first began seeing a nutritionist, she was terrified of gaining weight. It was the summer after her junior year at the College, and she’d been struggling with restrictive eating for over a year. This year, however, the end of the varsity swim season triggered not only poor body image and dietary […]

Breaking the silence on disordered eating

Breaking the silence on disordered eating

Last spring Laura Fitzgerald ’14 published an article in the Daily Gazette describing her suicide attempt in the fall of her junior year. At the end of the piece, which describes feelings of hopelessness, cutting and the night she overdosed on sleeping medication, she signed her name. But four weeks ago, when Fitzgerald published “De-glamorizing […]

Against Food Porn

Against Food Porn

Some will see this article, in light of the views I’ve espoused in pieces past, to be the final straw. They will submit their case for changing the title of this column from the “The Edible Thinker” to “The Crotchety Grandpa” in the name of “journalistic integrity” and “honesty,” and they will have a strong […]

Alternative Eats

Alternative Eats

Most students can agree that Swarthmore isn’t the most culinarily diverse or accomplished school. It isn’t uncommon to hear students complaining in Sharples about the quality or variety of the food. Due to our distance from the metropolitan area, we are often limited to Sharples, Essie Mae’s, and the restaurants in the Ville (Renato’s, Dunkin’ […]

Not WOWed By Imitation Butter

Not WOWed By Imitation Butter

It’s certainly true that technology and food are irreparably bound up. If you want to be strict about it, the very thing we call agriculture—modern or ancient—constitutes a technological advancement over the prehistoric days of hunting and gathering. Of course, the idea of agriculture, or if you like, “the science, art or practice of cultivating […]

A new case for veganism

A new case for veganism

It’s time for a new justification for veganism—one that willfully neglects the old strategies of conversion. That veganism is healthier or better for the environment than other ways of eating is probably at least slightly if not completely true, but is ultimately debatable. And in any case, these things are easily sidestepped by the cunning […]

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