Monday, September 27, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Monday, September 27, 1999
Volume 4, Number 11

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Weekend successful, despite homecoming’s shortcomings

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Football loses homecoming game to Gettysburg

2) Cross-country teams sweep Alumni Homecoming meet

3) Field hockey triumphs over Dickinson

4) Women’s soccer falls to Dickinson

5) Volleyball wins again

6) Ultimate teams go to sectionals

7) Intramural scores

8) World sports roundup

9) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 70s.
    It always sucks to check your email, get all excited about
having new mail, and then find out it’s just a reserved-students email.

Tonight: Cloudy and showers. Low around 60.
    But I guess it’s better than getting no email at all.

Tomorrow: Scattered showers. High in the mid 70s.
    I mean, if no one else loves me, at least Jared Solomon and Linda
McDougall do.

NEWS REPORT

1) Weekend a success, despite homecoming’s shortcomings

Swarthmore’s annual Homecoming Weekend concluded this Sunday following
three days of non-stop events and reminiscing. For many, it was a time
that reaffirmed their faith in the vibrancy of the College.  The football
team, for instance, was quick to recognize the uplifting effect of
Homecoming during Saturday’s battle against Gettysburg. Despite the
lopsided 55-8 loss, most of the players were proud to be playing in front
of a packed crowd.  Wide receiver Justin Ryder ’03 said that the “overall
spirit of the game was enhanced by the great support,” and injured
linebacker Nick Loncano ’03, himself unable to play, said that “the mere
presence of so many alumni and parents made me want to perform better.”

However, not all of Swarthmore’s community was infected by the warm
feelings of the weekend, which included other athletic events and a
number of artistic events. Some felt isolated even before the events began
due to the location of Saturday’s picnic lunch, initially slated to be
right next to the football field.  While it was eventually moved up to the
lawn outside Sharples, to certain students this seemed to suggest
mandatory attendance of the game–football already being a touchy subject
at Swarthmore.  Others were put off by the big-school connotations of
Homecoming, judged by a small minority of students as opposed to the
environment they had sought by choosing Swarthmore.

Yet the biggest complaint was not really a complaint at all.  A great
number of those questioned for this article responded only that Homecoming
is irrelevant to their lives.  While not slandering the tradition itself,
many posit that in its current form, the event is really a non-event,
coming off as just a normal weekend with the added opportunity to visit
with parents and alumni. As Aileen Miller ’01 noticed, “more people were
excited than normal… but that’s not saying much.  Each person took from
it what they wanted.”

— j.s.

2) World news roundup

International peacekeepers officially take control of East Timor, 24 years
after Indonesia first took power there. …Quayle to drop out of
presidential race. …Plane slams into volcano in Hawaii, killing 10.
…Dust storms blamed for six deaths in Oregon. …Ecuador defaults on US
bonds. …UK court to begin Pinochet extradition hearing.

*****

3) Campus events

All Women Over Lunch
PACES, 12:15 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 7
Bond 2nd floor, 4:00 p.m.

“In Love with the Dark Lord”, an afternoon concert and
lecture/demonstration of devotional music by South Indian flutist
Kalaimamani Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar, accompanied by a mrdangam (drums)
and violin, and followed by a discussion by Beth Bullard, Gettysburg
College
Lang Concert Hall, 4:15 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium
Kohlberg 115, 4:30 p.m.

Teach for America
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Understanding Reference: the Use of Eyetracking to Investigate the
Comprehension of Referential Forms in English”, by Jennifer Arnold,
University of Pennsylvania
Kohlberg 115, 7:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Practice
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie: Tank Girl
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Football loses homecoming game to Gettysburg

The football team fell 55-8 to Gettysburg Saturday in the team’s home
conference opener and homecoming game. The Bullets scored two touchdowns
in every quarter, while the Garnet scored once in the second quarter on a
Ken Clark ’03 six-yard run. Clark also led the Garnet with 64 yards, while
Blake Atkins ’02 led with 5 receptions, for 48 yards. The team is now 1-2
on the season, 0-2 in the Centennial Conference, and will play at Ursinus
next weekend.

*****

2) Cross-country teams sweep Alumni Homecoming meet

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams both destroyed their opponents
at the Alumni Homecoming meet on Saturday. The women’s team won 19-36 over
Lebanon Valley, 22-33 over Muhlenberg, and 23-32 over Allentown. Joko
Agunloye ’01 won her third race of the season, while Karen Lloyd ’00
finished fourth, Alissa Parmelee ’01 finished eighth, and Alicia Googins
’00 finished ninth. On the men’s side, Marc Jeuland ’01 and Liam O’Neill
’00 once again placed first and second, with Marc Nierman ’01 and Joseph
Makin ’03 placing seventh and 10th. The team beat Lebanon Valley 23-33,
Muhlenberg 21-39, and Allentown 17-45.

*****

3) Field hockey triumphs over Dickinson

The field hockey team overcame initial trouble to defeat Dickinson 3-1 on
Saturday. Dickinson had a 1-0 lead until there were only 21 minutes
remaining in the game, when Amy DiBenedetto ’02 scored on a assist from
Becca Stites ’00. Kim Cariello ’02 then scored the game-winning goal, and
Kristen English ’01 cemented the win with a penalty stroke. The team is
now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

*****

4) Women’s soccer falls to Dickinson

The women’s soccer team fell 6-3 to Dickinson on Saturday. Dickinson led
3-0 after the first half, but matched Swarthmore’s three second-half
goals.

*****

5) Volleyball wins again

The volleyball team followed up its win last week with another win, this
time over Villa Julie on Saturday. Bryn Rosenfeld ’03 led with 19 kills,
and Bonnie French ’01 had 42 assists. The team is now 2-8.

*****

6) Ultimate teams go to sectionals

The men’s and women’s ultimate teams played in club sectionals this
weekend, against many post-college club teams. On
Saturday, the Warmothers beat Drew University and Mare’s Nest, but lost to
Princeton. On Sunday, they lost to Bucknell and Sol, then won against
UPenn. The Earthworms also went 3-3 on the weekend, on Saturday losing to
UPenn and Havoc and beating Carnegie Mellon and Harrisburg. On Sunday, the
men fell to Burning Sensation but beat Men of Thrash.

*****

7) Intramural scores

Shady Business – 3
XSE – 2

FC Expediter – 3
Al Bloom’s Legions of Doom – 2

Fabulous Faculty and Stupendous Staff – 2
Curious George and the Junk Monkies – 2

*****

8) World sports roundup

US wins Ryder Cup in the biggest comeback victory in the cup’s history.
…Braves clinch NL East title with win over Expos; Rangers defeat
Athletics for AL West title. …McGwire hits #60. …Mets lose wild-card
lead. …Dolphin’s Underwood suffers stab wounds. …US women’s soccer
pounds Brazil 6-0.

*****

9) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

TODAY
No contests scheduled for today.

TOMORROW
Women’s soccer v. Johns Hopkins at 4 p.m.

*****

Quote of the day:
“Pleasure is the object, duty, and goal of all rational creatures.” —
Voltaire

*****

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