Tuesday, September 22, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, September 22, 1998
Volume 3, Number 11


1)  Swing dancing classes attract over two hundred students

2)  World news roundup

3)  Campus events


1)  Women’s soccer loses to Drew

2)  Women’s rugby ties Vassar

3)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Mostly cloudy and cooler.  Showers in the morning.  High of 76.
 That’s what I want to hear.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Low in the 40s.
 Let’s keep this cloud thing going….

Tomorrow:  Sunny.  High of 66.
 …..or not.


1)  Swing dancing classes attract over two hundred students

Yesterday was the second Monday in a row that Swatties had a chance to
enjoy swing dancing on this campus, as the newly formed Ballroom and Swing
Club conducted its weekly practice session in Upper Tarble. It is now one
of the biggest clubs on campus, boasting a membership of over two hundred
students, from Swarthmore as well as from Bryn Mawr and Haverford.  

It seems the Club has been formed at exactly the right time, just as Brian
Setzer and Cherry Poppin Daddies are played on all radio stations and the
Gap is airing its commercials set to swing. At Swarthmore, swing has been
gaining popularity for the past year, with the Jazz Band organizing an
incredibly popular Swing Formal last fall, and Social Affairs Committee
sponsoring another swing dance that spring. “The Swing Formal remains one
of the swankiest events at which I have pretended to know what I was
doing,” said Jordan Wales ’01. Both dances featured live band music, and
were very well attended. At the beginning of this year, many students
rushed to Philadelphia on weeknights, eager to practice their moves at some
of the several nightclubs that feature swing.

In addition to offering a chance for those with experience to swing dance,
the Swing and Ballroom Club is also offering classes. Such pros as Peter
Murray ’00 and Rachel McKnight ’00 are teaching their rather large class
(the biggest at Swarthmore) the first several Mondays, but the Club plans
to hire professional swing teachers in the future. Also, ballroom dancing
and instruction will be offered in Upper Tarble on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m.


2)  World news roundup


British police used new anti-terrorist laws yesterday to arrest nine people
suspected in an August 15th car bombing. The bombing, which occurred in the
North Ireland town of Omagh, killed 29 people and wounded 330. The incident
was linked to a terrorist group calling themselves the Real IRA, who two
weeks ago acceded to demands for complete nonviolence.


The death toll in the Afghan capital of Kabul rose yesterday after
anti-Taliban rockets killed at least ten people. The rocket attacks, which
began this past weekend, emerged from continuing opposition to the radical
Islamic Taliban government. Members of the United Nations met last night to
urge both sides involved in the conflict to obey human rights laws, and to
call for a probe of reported mass killings by the Taliban.


Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic gold medalist, is dead at 38, apparently
due to a heart seizure…  Riots continued yesterday in Malaysia, following
a police crackdown on supporters of ousted Finance Minister Anwar
Ibrahim… President Clinton called for anti-terrorist action in a speech
before the United Nations yesterday… Hurricane Georges swept through the
Caribbean at 110 mph, leaving thousands homeless in Puerto Rico.


3)  Campus Events

Ballroom Practice
Clothier Tarble All Campus Space 9:30 p.m.

Twelfth Night Auditions
Hicks Mural Room 312, 6:00 p.m.

Black Studies: “Son of Africa”
Kohlberg 228, 7:00 p.m.

Dresden Lecture: “From Waves to Wavelets”
DuPont 190, 8:00 p.m.



1)  Women’s soccer loses to Drew

Despite goalie Sari Altschuler ’01 turning away eleven Drew shots, the
Garnet lost to the Rangers 3-0.


2)  Women’s rugby ties Vassar

Women’s rugby ended their opening game of the year in a tie with Vassar
5-5. The lone Swarthmore goal was made by Danielle Thomas ’99 in the last
five minutes of the second half.


3)  Today and tomorrow’s contests


Women’s tennis visits West Chester at 3:30 p.m.


Volleyball hosts Neumann at 7:00 p.m.
Women’s soccer visits Franklin & Marshall at 4:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer hosts Stevens Tech at 4:00 p.m.


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