Wednesday, November 12, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, November 12, 1997
Volume 2, Number 48


1)  Students from across America to exchange views in new publication

2)  Newly renovated studio helps WSRN sound professional, staff says

3)  World news roundup


1)  Women’s hoops upbeat after scrimmage

2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:     Snow flurries early, melting in afternoon sun. High of 50.
            It’s beginning to look a lot like, uhh, something or other.
Tonight:   Clear, but cold and windy. Low near 25.
            It’s time to do a little dance and bust out the winter coat.
Thursday:  Rain, with sleet or snow, in the afternoon. High around 40.


1)  Students from across America to exchange views in new publication

Square slips of paper lay strewn across the mailroom floor Tuesday as
students received notice of the anticipated debut Friday of The Citizen, an
opinions journal intended for college students around the country.
Co-founders Rohan Hoole ’00 and Sarah Benis ’00 spent part of the day
cataloging the well over 100 subscriptions they received today.

“There’s no way you can get a diversity of perspectives from looking just
here at Swarthmore. I am continually frustrated with the lack of vision and
the lack of scope and energy because we are such a small campus,” Benis
said. “This is about building solidarity and communication with people at
other colleges across the country.”

“It’s basically a weekly journal of world, national, and local affairs,”
said Hoole. The articles “will have to be relatively concise” to permit
distribution via e-mail, he said. The organizers anticipate publishing
three to four articles in the first edition, which will be distributed to
subscribers at more than 20 American colleges and universities. Anyone can
submit writing for consideration.

Benis and Hoole hope to make a web page for The Citizen, complete with a
chat room and bulletin board, once they get 1,000 subscribers.


2)  Newly renovated studio helps WSRN sound professional, staff says

After two years of debate and planning, WSRN’s Studio B is now fully
remodeled and ready to take the campus radio station to new heights,
according to station staff. Charlie Mayer ’98, WSRN technical director,
supervised the overhaul, which included buying equipment worth over
$11,000. Among the purchases was a new computer equipped with
state-of-the-art sound-editing software. The renovation took about six
months, Mayer said.

According to WSRN General Manager Jordan Hay ’98, Studio B now “has amazing
digital production capability, which means that you should be hearing a lot
of professional-quality public service announcements, promos and station
identifications that were produced in-house.” Mayer added that Studio B
will also be used for live talk shows with listener call-ins, live and
pre-produced news shows, and non-music productions such as documentaries
and poetry readings.

Studio B has been in need of renovation since the spring of 1996, when it
was “falling apart and extremely difficult to use,” Mayer said. In
addition, much of Studio B’s equipment had been moved into Studio A to
replace aging parts.


3)  World news roundup


Floods in Somalia that began three weeks ago have drowned 130 people and left up to 300,000 more without homes. The heaviest seasonal rains in 30 years have submerged entire villages in the southern part of the country. U.N. officials said clean drinking water is not available in the area and warned that outbreaks of cholera and malaria are likely. Somalia is six years into a civil war, and the lack of a central government leaves international aid agencies as residents’ only source of help.


Eastman Kodak Co. said Tuesday it would lay off 10,000 workers, more than
10 percent of its workforce, in an effort to reduce costs. The job cuts are
the most by an American company this year. Kodak, the world’s leading maker
of photographic film, did not specify the units in which it planned to
eliminate jobs. In separate announcements, Fruit of the Loom Co. said it
would cut 2,900 jobs, and Waste Management Inc. said it would cut 1,200


The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote today on a resolution that would impose a travel ban on Iraqi officials responsible for impeding the work of U.N. disarmament inspection teams. … The nation’s Catholic bishops are discussing a possible return to meatless Fridays; proponents say the practice, which since 1966 hasn’t been mandatory except during Lent, would give Catholics a way to publicly show their penitence and express their views on such issues as abortion, euthanasia and violence.



1)  Women’s hoops upbeat after scrimmage

The women’s basketball team had its first chance this season to show off its skills in a scrimmage Tuesday against Neumann. The competitors played five 10-minute periods instead of the normal pair of 20-minute halves to get in some extra practice. Although the Garnet lost 54-37, “the game went really well considering we had some people who had only been to one or two practices,” said captain Jean Quinn ’99. “Our number of turnovers went down and we really ran the ball.” As for first-years on the team, Quinn said, “they played so well, they should all be commended.”


2)  Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s and women’s swimming travel to Franklin and Marshall for a 7 p.m. meet.

There are no contests scheduled for tomorrow.


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