Tuesday, October 26, 1999

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Volume 4, Number 26


1) College bowl teams successful at Penn State

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Earthworms host tournament

2) World sports roundup

3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High in the upper 60s.
    So they cut down the big tree out behind Sharples, the one that used
to have a swing hanging from it. It’s very sad.

Tonight: Parly cloudy. Low in the mid 40s.
    First the branch with the swing fell, and now the whole tree is

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High in the low 60s.
    Let us now have a moment of silence for both the tree and the
swing. This campus has plenty of trees (being an arboretum and all), but I
really miss the swing…


1) College bowl teams successful at Penn State

This Saturday, eight students attended the Penn State Nittany Lion College
Bowl Tournament. Swarthmore A (Peter Austin ’02, Dan Fairchild ’03, Josh
Miller ’00, and Jonah Volk ’03) ended with a 6-6 record, with Austin
scoring 43.75 points per game, proving himself one of the top
undergraduate players. Swarthmore A beat both Cornell and Johns Hopkins,
among other teams. Swarthmore B (Fred Bush ’98, Arcadia Falcone ’02,
Rebecca Paul ’02, and Ben Schak ’03) ended with a 7-5 record, including
wins over two Carnegie Mellon teams and one UPenn team. The two teams met
once during normal competition, and Swarthmore B won, 275-180.  In a
later, unofficial match, though, Swarthmore A beat Swarthmore B (165-95).


2) World news roundup

Buchanan announces official switch to Reform Party in hopes of winning its
prseidential nomination, ending his lifelong membership in the Republican
Party. He could be battling Trump for the Reform
nomination. …U.N. Security Council approves peacekeeping troops for East
Timor, setting into motion Annan’s plan to establish a temporary governing
body there to fill the “political vacuum” left by Indonesia. …Russian
forces push closer to Grozny, where few residents remain. …Study reports
that many doctors will lie in order to get better
care for their patients; doctors enrolled in HMOs and managed-care
companies are more likely to lie than those who are not. …Golfer Payne
Stewart and four others killed in plane crash. …Passage opened between
West Bank and Gaza, linking the two for the first time in 12 years. The
opening of the passage, marking another step forward in the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process, went smoothly and with almost no
protest from Israelis.


3) Campus events

Information Session with University of Virginia Law School
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Law School Panel with William and Mary, Washington and Lee, Richmond
Bond Memorial Hall, 12:15 p.m.

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
DuPont 139, 4:00 p.m.

Reading by Poet Bob Perelman
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Information Session for Juniors and Seniors Applying to Medical School
Kirby Lecture Hall, 4:15 p.m.

McKinsey & Co. Information Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

“Investigating Stress and Tne in Tahltan” by John Alderete, University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, Ford Foundation Fellowship
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Swarthbucklers Fencing Practice
Upper Tarble, 7:30 p.m.

NOVA Showing: “MD: THe Making of a Doctor”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Model UN Meeting
Trotter 301, 8:00 p.m.

All-Campus Study Break
Parrish Parlor West, 9:00 p.m.

Mary Lyon, 9:00 p.m.

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

Student Counci Meeting
Parrish Parlor East, 10:00 p.m.



1) Earthworms host tournament

On Saturday, the men’s frisbee team hosted its only home tournament of the
year. The Earthworms went 2-1, defeating Towson and Navy but losing to the
University of Delaware, which is the only undefeated team in their league.


2) World sports roundup

Young to seek at least one more medical opinion about his concussion
before deciding that his career is over. …Strange named captain of
U.S. Ryder Cup team. …Elias, Morrion reach deals with New Jersey
Devils. …Temple’s Blackshear declared ineligible to play this season due
to low SAT score.


3) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

Field Hockey v. Bryn Mawr, 3:30 p.m.

Men’s soccer v. Washington, 3 p.m.
Volleyball v. Haverford, 7:30 p.m.


Quote of the day:
“I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make
me happy.” — J.D. Salinger


Interested in reporting or writing for the Gazette?
Just want to tell us what you think?

Contact the Editorial Board at

Got a news or sports tip for us?
E-mail gazette-news@student-publications.swarthmore.edu.

Editorial Board
    Jeff Heckelman
    Melanie Hirsch
    Claire Phillips-Thoryn

Staff Writers
    Ilya Leskov
    Alma Ortiz
    Jeremy Schifeling
    Kai Xu

Online Editor
    Lorrin Nelson

The Daily Gazette is published Monday through Friday by an independent
group of
Swarthmore College students. Technical support from the Swarthmore College
Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

To subscribe to the Gazette, free of charge, send e-mail to
requests@student-publications.swarthmore.edu with the words “subscribe
as the subject of your message. Use the words “unsubscribe daily” to
cancel a

Back issues are available on the World Wide Web at:

This concludes today’s report.

The Phoenix

Discover more from The Phoenix

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading