Wednesday, November 11, 1998

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, November 11, 1998
Volume 3, Number 41


1) Outsiders bonfire attracts non-Swatties

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Intramural scoreboard

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. Morning showers likely. High of 61.
      Hopefully the workload has diminished enough that “morning showers”
applies to the students too.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low in the mid-30s.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High of 56.
Or partly sunny, depending on how optimistic you’re feelin’ right about now.


1) Outsiders bonfire attracts non-Swatties

Last Saturday, November 7th, The Swarthmore Outsiders Club held an
“In-Formal” in the Crum meadow. Organized by Rachel Adams ‘00, a
prominent member of the Outsiders, the event was designed to provide
an alternative to the formal dance held the same night. It was also a
sequel to a similar event held last spring, which UPenn’s Outing Club
also attended.

Last year, the 50 or so Penn students and numerous Swatties camped
out in the Crum, climbed the trestle, played ultimate frisbee, cooked
dinner over a bonfire, and spent the night under the stars. This year,
however, only a few Swatties showed up, mostly earlier in the day on
Saturday. The 20 Penn students who came this year were “very nice,”
said Adams. “They played frisbee again, built a bonfire, and generally
had a good time, I think.”

Adams also noted that Penn students seem to truly appreciate the
natural beauty of the college, commenting on the vast differences
between the two campuses.

In the evening, few Swatties remained for the bonfire, partly because
most went to the formal in Upper Tarble. The only interruption to the
bonfire was from members of SWIL, who planned to hold a gathering in
Crum meadow on the same night to celebrate their 20th reunion and had
apparently reserved that space through Public Safety. SWIL members
declined an invitation to join the already-blazing bonfire, opting to take a
night walk in the Crum instead.


2) World news roundup


The United States announced yesterday that it is not prepared to negotiate
with Iraq and that further refusal to cooperate with the United Nations will
be met with a newly-planned military attack. Although President Clinton has
not yet set a date for the realization of this ultimatum, impatience with

president Saddam Hussein is growing.The Pentagon recently sent the
Enterprise, an aircraft carrier, to join a similar carrier in the Persian
Iraq has said that it wants a peaceful solution and that the dispute will end
once post-Kuwait sanctions are lifted.


The first major storm of the season hit the Midwest yesterday, causing
power outages and at least two deaths. Areas from Missouri to the
Canadian border were affected by the storm, which shut down schools and
roads with wind gusts of up to 70 to 80 mph, heavy snow, and temperatures
well below zero.  According to news services, hundreds of miles of highways
were closed.  The storm is moving east and is expected to stay potent in the
days to come.


An appeals court ruled yesterday that O.J. Simpson’s custody of his children
would have to be reconsidered in light of evidence that he has a history of
domestic violence… In the wake of Hurricane Mitch’s vast destruction,
several nations announced aid to many Central American countries. France
is erasing all debt owed by Nicaragua and Honduras; Cuba is offering medical
personnel and has also nullified debt; and Spain declared a $100 million aid
package… The Russian government announced yesterday that it plans to
nationalize Russia’s largest private savings bank… Despite Chinese
disapproval, the Dalai Lama visited the White House yesterday.


3) Campus events

CP&P: Interview Prep Session
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Mark Manuscript Study
Trotter 215, 8:00 p.m.

Latin Dancing
Tarble All-Campus Space, 9:00 p.m.

Dialogues on IC Vandalism
Danawell Trailer, 10:00 p.m.

Earthlust Weekly Environmental Meeting
Parrish Commons Conference Area, 10:00 p.m.

Film Society Showing
Yvonne Rainer: Journeys from Berlin
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Two-Fisted Features Showing
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:30 p.m.



1) Intramural scoreboard

  Willets First – 2, Indeterminant Cleavage – 0
  The Anarchists – 2, Alien Attack – 1
  Mertz Professional Midget Volleyball Association 2, The Swingers 1


2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Men’s swimming hosts Franklin & Marshall at 6:30 p.m.
Women’s swimming hosts Franklin & Marshall at 6:30 p.m.


No contests are scheduled for tomorrow.


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