Friday, November 19, 1999

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, November 19, 1999
Volume 4, Number 59


1) Krispy Kreme donuts to be served at Sharples

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) World sports roundup

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests


Today:  Mostly cloudy, rainy. Chance of thunderstorm in evening.  Highs in the
mid 50s.
    I’m all set for reading week.

Tonight: Lows in the mid 30s.  Cloudy and rainy.
    I’ve got two 15-20 page papers to write, and tons of reading to catch up

Saturday: Sunny and very windy.  Highs in the upper 40s.
    Thank goodness we have a whole week in which to study and read before

Sunday:  Partly cloudy.  Lows in the upper 20s.
    Oh.  Wait.  Never mind…


1) Krispy Kreme donuts to be served at Sharples

    Starting December 16th, the southern delicacy of Krispy Kreme donuts will
begin to be served at Sharples, replacing the donuts currently served.
Dieringer ’01, a member of the Dining Services Committee, explained the switch
as simply a response to high student demand.  A high volume of Krispy Kreme
emails to “food” and requests on the food suggestion board in Sharples led the
committee to examine a possible switch.
  The first factor in considering the donuts was their tastiness; the second,
the expense.  Dieringer explained their taste appeal anecdotally, “There is a
Krispy Kreme store about 20 minutes away in Wilmington, Delaware, and I have
heard that groups of Swarthmore students will actually drive there for the
fabulous donuts. Some Swatties speak about Krispy Kreme with such reverence,
that a Krispy Kreme run can be likened to a pilgrimage.”  After dubbing the
donut “muy tasty” he concluded, “Having sampled a Krispy Kreme or two in my
day, I feel that it is the only donut that is fit for the students at the #1
liberal arts college in the nation.”
   Worried about extra expense, the Dining Services Committee examined the
relative price of Krispy Kremes to the current donuts.  To their pleasant
surprise, one dozen Krispy Kremes cost $4.25 per dozen, making them
approximately 36 cents each.  The donuts served by Sharples now are a steeper
40 cents each.
   According to Dieringer, the committee has been assured by “senior Sharples
staff” the switch-over will be completed without problems.  Students are
happily anticipating the arrival of Krispy Kremes, especially southerners who
have many fond memories of Krispy Kreme concoctions.  Southerner Dan Koltonski
’02, upon hearing the news, replied, “I’m ecstatic!”  Another southerner,
Sydnor Roy ’02 said, “I’m so happy that my hometown can come to Swarthmore!
I’m so excited!”  She likened the Krispy Kreme experience to “eating air
flavored with sugar…much better than Dunkin Donuts.”
  Krispy Kreme connoisseurs, however, are a little worried that the traveling
time will diminish the freshness and overall good taste of the donuts.
Roy, “They won’t be coming straight off the conveyor belt!”  Koltonski had a
word of advice: “They’re better hot than cooled off.  I recommend people
microwave them to get that freshly-glazed effect.”
  Students who wish to express their opinions, positive or negative, about
advent of Krispy Kreme donuts should email “food.”


2) World news roundup

Called “Shrub” by his opponents, GOP hopeful George W. Bush said in New
Hampshire yesterday that though “They’re saying that I’m not, uh, very smart,”
he’d “rather be underestimated than overestimated!” …President Boris
visiting China to secure support for Russia’s military campaign in Chechnya,
launched a surprising verbal assault on President Clinton today, including a
blunt reminder that Russia is a nuclear power. …A computerized analysis of
EgyptAir Flight 990’s cockpit voice recorder revealed no sign of an explosion
or obvious sound of a mechanical defect, but the FBI so far has found nothing
in the background of co-pilot Gameel Batouti that might have caused him to
deliberately crash the plane, investigative sources and government officials
said yesterday. …A team of geneticists has come close to determining the
minimum number of genes required for life to arise, an advance that could
ultimately allow scientists to design and create living organisms from
…David L. Smith, 31, faces about five years in prison after pleading guilty
Thursday to creating the “Melissa” computer virus and using a sex Web site to
spread it through cyberspace where it did more than $80 million damage. …A
feud between rival Turkish families inspired a 17-year-old student to open
in the Netherlands’ first school shooting. …

3) Campus events

Housing Lottery
Upper Tarble, 5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

All Campus Holiday Party
Kohlberg Commons Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

All Campus Carol Sing
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.

International Club Movie Night
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.

“Angels in America, Part 1” by Tony Kushner
LPAC Frear Theatre, 8:00 p.m.


“Angels in America, Part 1” by Tony Kushner
LPAC Frear Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Film Showing: “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Swarthmore College Orchestra
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.


“Angels in America, Part 1” by Tony Kushner
LPAC Frear Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

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

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

SAC Stress Relief Study Break
Upper Tarbe, 7:00 p.m.

Russian Movie Series
Kohlberg 116, 9:00 p.m.

Senior Study Break
Parrish Parlours, 10:00 p.m.


1) World sports roundup

In a surprising development, the NFL decided yesterday not to fine Washington
Redskins wide receiver Michael Westbrook for his comments about the
in last Sunday’s loss at Detroit. …Australia’s Michael Klim lowered his own
world record for the 100 metres butterfly at an Australian Institute of Sport
meet in Canberra on Friday. …The NBA results from Thursday are San Antonio,
99 and Vancouver, 91; Phoenix, 99 and Washington, 85; Portland, 90 and
Minnesota, 86.

2) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

There are no contests scheduled for this weekend.

Quote of the day: “Maybe it’s not so bad down here in the belly of the beast.
It’s warm.  I like the color pink.”
–Prof. T. Burke, on consumer culture

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