Friday, May 2, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, May 2, 1997
Volume 1, Number 65

NEWS IN BRIEF

1)  Spring Fling comes to campus

2)  Weekend party plans

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1)  Men’s tennis falls to Bloomsburg

2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today:  Sunny, light winds.  High around 70.
           No hail. I promise.
Tonight:  Clear early, increasing cloudiness.  Low of 60.
              Who cares about the weather — classes are over!!
Extended weekend forecast:
Saturday:  Cloudy, good chance of rain.  High of 65.
Sunday:  Partly cloudy, showers possible. High around 55.

NEWS REPORT

1)  Spring Fling comes to campus

Last night the first annual Spring Fling began with a Casino Night in
Tarble All Campus Space.  Spring Fling, which is in conjunction with
Harambee, will continue through  Sunday night when the band Mr. Green Genes
will perform with Johnny O and the Classic Dogs of Love.

During the Social Affairs Committee’s retreat at the beginning of the
spring semester, the idea for a carnival came up.  Members of SAC wanted to
throw a fair similar to the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Spring
Fling.

Since Harambee was already scheduled for this upcoming weekend, SAC decided
to work with Harambee, which will provide performances, booths, and
concessions on Saturday.  SAC member Jen Hayoun ’97 explained that the
committee hoped that the combined effort would “add to and not detract from
each other.”

The Spring Fling committee of Kurk Selverian ’97, Brian Bell ’99, and
Hayoun are expecting a turnout of around 500 people at the main events on
Saturday and Sunday.  Besides Sunday’s concert, the committee is bringing
various activities such as Gladiator Joust, Beach Surf, and Bouncy Boxing.

Spring Fling is also working with other campus groups.  The cookout on
Friday afternoon will be co-sponsored by SASS and Worthstock is scheduled
for Sunday afternoon in Worth courtyard.

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2)  Weekend party plans

The Social Affairs Committee is funding numerous activities this weekend, SAC
members said. The events are:

*a cookout on Parrish beach Friday afternoon, 4-8 pm;
*Club night in Upper Tarble All Campus Space from 10 pm to 2 am Friday night;
*Harambee on Parrish beach and Mertz lawn on Saturday;
*Margaritaville from 10 pm to 2 am in Tarble All Campus Space on Saturday;
* Concert by the bands Mr. Green Genes and Johnny O and the Classic Dogs of
Love on Sunday from 7 to 12 am on Mertz Lawn.

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

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1)  Men’s tennis falls to Bloomsburg

The Garnet lost several close games to Bloomsburg, and eventually the
entire match 6-1.  Bloomsburg is ranked in the top ten of Division II NCAA
tennis.  Sasha Sheehan ’00 scored Swarthmore’s lone point with a victory at
#6 singles.  John Temin ’00 and Steve Richards ’99 also won their #3
doubles match in the last regular season match for the Garnet.

*****

2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
There are no contests scheduled for today.

SATURDAY (3 May)
Track and field competes in the first day of the Centennial Conference
Championships at Franklin and Marshall.
Men’s rugby hosts Drexel.
Ultimate teams travel to Wilmington, NC, for their Mid-Atlantic Regional
Championships.

SUNDAY (4 May)
Track and field conference championships at Franklin and Marshall, day two.

*****

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