Friday, February 4, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, February 4, 2000
Volume 4, Number 69


1) Rose Tattoo Cafe opens tonight

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Women’s basketball trounces Eastern

2) Men’s basketball loses to Washington

3)  Badminton results unavailable

4) The weekend’s contests


Today:  Cloudy, windy, with a chance of flurries. Highs in the mid to upper
   Beginning this semester, students enrolled in Religion courses will be
required to attend a weekly lab section, just as they would in a natural
science or engineering course.

Tonight: Cloudy, clearing overnight.  Lows 15 to 20.
   Golden Calf Systems Engineering Lab (Mondays 1:00-4:00): Design, build and
worship a golden calf.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 40.  Possible night-time flurries.
   Prophecy Lab (Self-Organized): Students pick a spot on campus and begin to
predict the future. Those who attract more than eight followers pass the lab.

Sunday:  Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.
  Walking Pilgrimage to Holy Land (Wednesday 3:00 to Fall 2002): Students
should contact the Dean’s Office to arrange a leave of absence.

(Author of Religion “Lab Sections” parody unknown).


1) Rose Tattoo Cafe opens tonight

You’ve seen the posters, mulled them over, and now Rose Tattoo Cafe is finally
here–an official student hang-out, organized last semester by Alisa Greenberg
’01, Jenny Yun ’01, and Jeff Wu ’01. Greenberg describes the cafe as “a new
music venue on campus for those musical Swatties who don’t have an outlet to
perform.” Rose will open tonight for the first time in Paces from 9 to 11,
featuring everything from jazz to alternative-rock. Complete with
refreshments, the café is going to be an ongoing monthly event. If you are
interested in becoming a helping out or appearing at the cafe, contact one of
the organizers. Although a formal audition is not required, artists may be
to submit recorded examples of their work. “That way we can be better informed
in setting up time and order of sets,” Greenberg explains. Tonight’s lineup
includes Damon McMahon ’02, David Murphy ’02, Alisa Greenburg, and the jazz
band Standard Exploration.

– k.x.

2) World news roundup

Ford announced yesterday it will give personal computers, printers and
access to its employees, all for $5 a month.  This unprecedented move by a
major company will cost Ford approximately 300 million dollars over the next
three years…..  Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain’s win in the New
Hampshire primaries has given his campaign a tremendous upsurge, placing him
44-39 over Bush in current South Carolina polls…..  Israeli and Palestinian
leaders failed today to breathe new life into their sluggish progress toward
framing a historic peace deal. They met for more than two hours, only to
mired in spats over interim issues and the extent of American involvement in
the talks…. American Airlines, keeping one step ahead of Congress, announced
today it will create more leg room for its passengers by removing two rows of
seats in every aircraft in its fleet. The leg room under the new setup will
still be only half the space provided for first class passengers…. Sumo
wrestler Keisuke Itai announced yesterday that most sumo wrestling bouts are
fixed, much to the dismay, but not necessarily surprise, of Japanese fans.

3) Campus events


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

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

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

Black Political Issues Forum 2000
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

International Club Movie Night: “Fire” (India)
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.


“Philosophy and Its Subjects: Reflections on the Continental / Analytic Split”
Martin Lecture Hall, 12:00 p.m.

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

Dance Faculty Concert
LPAC Pearson Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.


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

Falun Gong Workshop, a Chinese Mind / Body Practice
Bond Memorial Hall, 2:00 p.m.

Israeli Dancing
Upper Tarble, 2:00 p.m.

Organ Recital
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Paul Fleckenstein, Organist
Lang Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

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


1) Women’s basketball trounces Eastern

Women’s basketball beat Eastern in a non-Centennial Conference contest last
night with a 61 to 46 victory.  At half-time, the Garnet was ahead 27-15, and
never lost their lead.  The 12th victory of the season, this leaves the Garnet
12-7 overall.  High scorers of the game included Sarah Tufano ’03 with 22
points, and Heather Kile ’02 with 19 points and 12 rebounds.


2) Men’s basketball loses to Washington

Men’s basketball travelled to Chestertown, Maryland yesterday to play
Washington College in a Centennial Conference contest.  The Shoremen won 71 to
53, leaving the Garnet 2-6 in the Conference and 3-15 overall.  David Gamill
’02 scored 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Kyle Lewis ’02 scored 11 points.


3)  Badminton results unavailable

Badminton played Albright last night at 7:30 p.m., but results were
at press time.

4) Today’s and tomorrow’s contests

There are no contests scheduled for Friday.

Badminton in PAIAW Tournament at Bryn Mawr, 9:00 a.m.
Wrestling vs. Wesleyan, Williams, and Western New England, 10:00 a.m.
Track vs. Franklin and Marshall, 11:00 a.m.
Swim Team vs. Dickinson, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Franklin and Marshall, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Franklin and Marshall, 8:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.

Quote of the day: “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.”  — Toni
Morrison, Beloved

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