Wednesday, March 19, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, March 19, 1997
Volume 1, Number 33


1) Filming begins of Duende

2) SAC to sponsor steel drums, poetry, parties


1) Baseball team, women’s lacrosse victorious

2) Spring break results: softball, track and field, men’s ultimate

3) Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests


1) Filming begins on Duende

Filming has begun on a short film, currently titled Duende, or Two Ends at
the Art School, featuring Swarthmore students, and directed by Joel Schultz

The film is being shot at various locations on campus, including the
greenhouse, the amphitheatre, and Pittenger basement, reconfigured into a
Spanish bar. The movie itself is set not at Swarthmore but at the fictional
Eugene School of the Arts.

The film follows a non-linear fomrat, and focuses on the lives of two
students, their love relationships, their flirtation with suicide, and
their meeting in a Barcelona bar. Schultz said that he began thinking about
the story last year after the suicide of Gabe Cavallari, but adds that “I’m
not trying to make a personal statement; [suicide] is just a narrative tool
to tell a story.”

The script continues to be modified. While some dialogue has yet to be
written, a “shooting script” exists and will probably not change. Schultz
attended a lecture over winter break on narrative plotting in filmmaking
that has helped shape some of the unifinshed scenes, he said.

“I’m having a great time. It’s tough spending time on class. [Duende]
dominates my entire day,” said Schultz.

The film began casting began just after winter break, accompanied by a
flurry of posters, chalkings, and email. Filming began in February, and
should be done by the end of April. The film will be edited over the
summer, given a soundtrack, and released on campus next semester. Plans are
afoot to show the film as the featured attraction of an Olde Club party,
possibly with other films from Swat alumni.


2) SAC to sponsor steel drums, poetry, parties

Steel pan drummers from Oberlin College will perform during dinner in
Sharples Dining Hall tonight, Social Affairs Committee director Tanisha
Little ’97 said.

Little said the event is sponsored by Students of Carribean Ancestry.

Other SAC-funded events this weekend include:

*a poetry reading Friday evening in Paces, to which students are invited
to bring their own poetry;
*a toga party at the Delta Upsilon house Friday night;
*a party Saturday night in Paces, sponsored by Sixteen Feet and Alice
Unger ’98; and
*a party Saturday night in Upper Tarble, sponsored by HOLA.

All SAC-funded events are free and open to the entire student body.



1) Baseball team, women’s lacrosse victorious

Swarthmore 6, Philadelphia Pharmacy 5
Jeremy Bonder ’97 went the distance on the hill to earn the Garnet’s first
victory of the season. Joe Aleffi ’00 reached base three times, scored two
runs, and hit a run-scoring triple.

Swarthmore 13, College of Notre Dame (Maryland) 7
The Garnet easily won their season opener, with Kristen Osborne ’97 and
Holly Baker ’99 notching up three goals and one assist apiece. Alicia
Googins ’00 added three goals. The Garnet are 1-0 on the season, and play
their home opener against Lynchburg this Saturday.


2) Spring break results: softball, track and field, men’s ultimate

Swarthmore went 1-5 during its spring break trip to Fort Pierce, Florida,
but the victory was the team’s first ever on its spring break excursions.
The Garnet was swept in its first two doubleheaders against Bryant and
Husson. Swarthmore split its third doubleheader of the trip against
Blackburn. Unfortunately, Dana Lehman ’98 went down with an MCL sprain
during the trip and will definitely miss the team’s games this week. If
there is meniscus damage, she may miss the season.

Michelle Walsh ’98 crushed a homer on the first pitch she saw of the
season. In the same game, she added a single and a triple. Walsh hit well
all week and showed her versatility by moving from third base to center
field for several games. Wendy Lawrence ’99, a relief pitcher, pitched well
in Florida, and will be forced to carry an additional load with the loss of
Lehman, the team’s number one pitcher.

After a week of training in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Swarthmore track
and field went head to head with 28 Division I teams at the UNC Wilmington
Seahawk Invitational last Saturday. The Garnet fared well in the good
weather, despite tough competition from scholarship athletes. Notable
  Desiree Peterkin ’00 took third place in the triple jump with a jump of
36′ 7.25″, setting the school record and provisionally qualifying for
  Mason Tootell ’99 set a personal best in the javelin with a throw of 155′.
  Steve Dawson ’00 placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 6′ 6″.
  The men’s 4x400m relay team of Tootell, Liam O’Neill ’00, Walid Gellad
’97, and Eric Pakurar ’97 won their heat in 3:28.47.

On the first weekend, the squad traveled to Gainesville, Florida, for the
Frostbreaker Tournament. The Earthworms split four games on Saturday,
beating UPenn and Bryant College and losing to Clemson and the University
of Florida.  On Sunday, in the second round, the team dropped a close game
to Georgia Tech.  During that game, Roger Bock ’99 dramatically injured his
nose, treating the crowd to a fountain of blood.

After a week of training in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, the team drove
to Wilmington, North Carolina, for the invitation-only Easterns Tournament.
The team went 1-3 on the day, beating Princeton and losing to Yale, East
Carolina University and a close match to the University of Florida in
round-robin play.  In the opening round of the single elimination
tournament on Sunday, the team narrowly lost to Clemson. “Just getting
invited to Easterns shows that Swarthmore Ultimate is now gaining
recognition,” said Sasha Clayton ’98, who added that the team is busy
preparing for several tournaments in the next month. “With better weather
coming, we will step up our practices to move our game to a higher level.”


3)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for tonight.

THURSDAY (20 Mar.)
Softball travels to Cabrini College for a 3:30 p.m. game.

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