Friday, October 1, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, October 1, 1999
Volume 4, Number 15

NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Pterodactyls invade Swarthmore

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Women’s soccer beats Immaculata

2) World sports roundup

3) This weekend’s contests

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, highs in the low to mid 70s.
 Yay!  It’s Friday!!

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 50.
 And so begins another fun-filled weekend at Swat – better start planning now.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 70s.
 I’ve got my Saturday down: Work till 7, Tarble, Blair Witch, Ice Cream.

Sunday: Partly sunny, highs around 70.
 Wow, if it weren’t for that ice cream shop, I’d almost say we Swatties
didn’t have enough fun things to do.  

NEWS REPORT

1)  Pterodactyls invade Swarthmore

A pair of pterodactyls have invaded the Swarthmore campus, bringing with
them a horde of fearsome monsters. In response, SWIL has opened hunting
season and is calling all interested Swatties to join in their annual
Pterodactyl Hunt tonight. Prospective hunters should meet in Parrish
Parlours at 7:30 for briefing and equipment: standard-issue rolled
newspaper sword and white trash bag armor. Those who succeed in liberating
the campus by killing the pterodactyls will be rewarded with a voucher for
a free large pizza.

When asked what hunters could expect to face, tri-organizer Amy Marinello
’02 replied, “Death, doom, and eternal torture.” Robert McFarland ’02,
another organizer of the event, modified the statement, appending “Erm.”
Tri-organizer Kyla Tornheim ’01 corrected them, describing the proceedings
as “a great opportunity to experience the thrill of battle in a Quaker
environment.” Rebecca Paul ’02 added, “It’s an excuse to run around with
newspaper swords and whack people.”

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2) World news roundup

An earthquake hit Mexico yesterday, registering a 7.5 on the Richter scale;
so far 11 are reported dead. …NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter was lost in
space last week due to engineers failing to convert English units to the
metric system. …Archeologists in France have discovered conclusive
evidence that Neanderthals were cannibals. …Chicago has just approved
building plans for the tallest building in the world, a 112 floor office
building that would surpass the current tallest building in the world in
Malaysia by 54 feet. …The U.S. has been forced to recall three CIA agents
from Germany under allegations of spying and recruitment of German citizens
for espionage.

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3) Campus events

FRIDAY

Viburnums Workshop
Parrish 370, 9:30 a.m.

Spanish Table
Sharples Room 3, 12:30 a.m.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps Information Session
Parrish Parlour-West, 1:00 p.m.

Masterclass: Doug Elkins Dance Company
LPAC Troy Dance Lab, 4:30 p.m.

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

“Testing the Waters: Using Technology for Placement Exams,”
a panel and roundtable discussion
Scheuer Room, 5:45 p.m.

Falun Gong Introductory Seminar, Session 9
Bond 2nd floor, 7:00 p.m.

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria”
by Beverly Tatum
LPAC Cinema, 7:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Rushmore”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore Christian Fellowship Meeting
Kohlberg 115, 7:30 p.m.

Pterodactyl Hunt
Parrish Parlour-East, 7:30 p.m.

AIDS Walk Fundraiser
Olde Club, 9:00-2:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

Follow-up Discussion to “Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the
Cafeteria” with Beverly Tatum
BCC, 9:30 a.m.

School and Society Workshop led by Beverly Tatum
BCC, 11:30 a.m.

Film Showing: “Blair Witch Project”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Doug Elkins Dance in Performance
LPAC Pearson Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY

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

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

“The Golden Voice of the Baroque Violin”
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Women’s soccer team beats Immaculata

The women’s soccer team beat Immaculata College’s “Mighty Macs” this
Thursday 7-2 in a non-conference game. After leading the first half of the
game 5-0, they coasted to a win in the second half. Evelyn Manetta and
Heather Marandola each got a goal and an assist, while Elizabeth Fortier
scored a hat trick and Marah Gotscik made a goal. Erika Kaufman scored her
first career goal.

*****

2) World sports roundup

It’s all about New York baseball news today.  The Yankees clinched the AL
East title by splitting a doubleheader with the Orioles Thursday.  It is
their third title in the last four years. …Across the Throgs Neck Bridge,
however, things don’t look nearly as happy. The Mets lost 4-3 to the Braves
in 11 innings, moving them two games behind the Astros and the Reds with
just three games to play.  In the event of a three-way tie, however, the
Mets are guaranteed the wild card while the other two teams fight it out
for the NL Central crown.

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3) This weekend’s contests

TODAY
Men’s Tennis Eastern Rolex Tournament

TOMORROW
Men’s Tennis Eastern Rolex Tournament
Field Hockey vs. Johns Hopkins at 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Franklin and Marshall at 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Dickinson College at 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY
Men’s Tennis Eastern Rolex Tournament

*****

Quote of the day: “Each thought has a size, and most are about three feet
tall, with the level of complexity of a lawnmower engine, or a cigarette
lighter, or those tubes of toothpaste that, by mingling several hidden
pastes and gels, create a pleasantly striped product.” –Nicholson Baker

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