Friday, September 24, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, September 24, 1999
Volume 4, Number 10

Correction:  Bryn Rosefeld, not Erica Rosenthal, helped her teammates with seven kills during their winning volleyball game.

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) World news roundup

2) Campus events

3) SWIL Throws All-Campus Party

SPORTS IN BRIEF–HOMECOMING WEEKEND

1) Men’s and women’s cross country to host

2) Field hockey and volleyball teams away

3) Soccer team to host alumni

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy, high in the upper 70s.
So, its Homecoming this weekend….

Tonight: Partly cloudy, clearing before morning. Lows 50 to 55.
That’s a good excuse as any to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Saturday: Sunny, high in the low 70s.
Don’t sit in McCabe and study!  It is way too nice outside.

Sunday:  Sunny, high in the low 80s.
Okay, you hard core McCabers–at least sit in front of a window!

NEWS REPORT

1) World news roundup

The death toll mounts in Tawain, as government officials report that Tuesday’s earthquake has killed at least 2,109 people…Doctors appear to have restored fertility in a woman who has gone through menopause by removing and reimplanting parts of her ovaries…After two years of disagreement, the British government has finally agreed to build a memorial for the late Princess Diana; its location is yet to be decided upon….

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2) Campus events

Friday:

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Fall Retreat
Rose Garden Circle, 5:00 p.m.

Shabbat Services and Dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Billy Madison”
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Singing in Color”
LPAC Cinema, 8:00 p.m.

All Campus Party
Paces, 10:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Billy Madison”
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday:

Kaplan Test Drive
DuPont 161, Kohlberg 116, Kohlberg 226, Martin Lecture Hall, 8:00 a.m.

Swarthmore Protestant Community/Caritas Fall Retreat
Bond Parking Lot, 9:00 a.m.

Homecoming BBQ
Sharples West Lawn, 11:00 a.m.

M/W Cross Country vs Allentown/Muhlenberg/Leb. Valley
Home, 12:00 p.m.

Group Dance Audition
LPAC Dance Studio 2, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game vs. Gettysburg
Home, 1:30 p.m.

Film Showing: “Singing in Color”
LPAC Cinema, 2:00 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 5
Bond 2nd floor, 4:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
Home, 4:00 p.m.

Price Waterhouse Coopers Informational
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Hoosiers”
DuPont 161, 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra 2001
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Hoosiers”
DuPont 161, 10:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Presentation by Three Alumni
Trotter 301, 2:00 p.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond 2nd floor worship room, 4:00 p.m.

TOVA Theatre: “Some Life on These Bones”
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 6
Bond 2nd floor, 7:30 p.m.

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3) SWIL Throws All-Campus Party

Like most Fridays, there is a party in PACES tonight. Oddly, this party
will be hosted by SWIL. SWILlies are the first to admit they are known more
for board gaming, reading science fiction, and the Pterodactyl Hunt than
for throwing parties. So what inspired this innovation? “This fall marks
SWIL’s 21st birthday as an organization,” explained SWIL co-president Chaos
Golubitsky ’00. “Since SWILfolk have a tradition of being non-drinkers, we
thought it would be fun to throw a keg party.”

Make that a root beer keg, put it in PACES, and you have the start of an
all-campus party. Like many SWIL ideas, it quickly took on a life of its
own, sprouting DJs (Lorrin Nelson and Sean Brennan), lighting, and an outer
space theme. Elaborate decorations are planned and futuristic dress is
encouraged. Campus reactions are mixed. When asked what he thought about
the SWIL dance party, Charles Ellis ’00 replied “I probably will stop
by…I’ve never seen SWIL throw a party, and I’m curious what’s going on.”
Samira Mehta ’00 commented, “I think this is one of the funniest ideas I’ve
ever heard. I think it’s a great idea.” Jeanne Gardner ’02 simply said,
“Oh, God.”

So will people actually come? “Sure, it’s a party in PACES with good music
and good decorations. We’re playing 80s pop and people will come to dance”,
said Chaos. “And it’s just fun to say ‘SWIL kegger,'” added co-president
Kyla Tornheim ’01.

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SPORTS UPDATE

1) Men’s and women’s cross country to host

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will be hosting a match against Allentown, Muhlenberg, and Lebanon Valley on Saturday.  The women will begin to run at 11:00 a.m.; the men begin at noon.

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2) Field hockey and volleyball teams away

The girl’s field hockey team will be at Dickinson College this weekend for a centennial match, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The girl’s volleyball team will also be at an away game at Villa Julie College.

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3)  Soccer team to host alumni

The men’s soccer team will be hosting an alumni game at 4:00 p.m. today.

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Quote of the day: “This is the closest we can get to “eff”-ing the ineffable!”
–Prof. S. Hopkins, on mystical union with the divine

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