Friday, April 14, 2000

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Friday, April 14, 2000
Volume 4, Number 114


1) Live from Swarthmore, It’s Saturday Night!

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) This weekend’s contests


Today:  Mostly sunny, windy. Highs in the low 60s.
    Ah, spec weekend.

Tonight: Increasingly cloudy, lows in the upper 40s.
    The smiling, curious faces…

Saturday: Very cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. High in the upper 60s.
    The eager, excited voices…

Sunday:  Cloudy with showers likely.  Highs around 70.
    The insanely long lines at Sharples…


1) Live from Swarthmore, It’s Saturday Night!

While the Oscars may officially be “the night of one thousand stars,”
this Saturday evening, Swarthmore will play host to the slightly lesser
known, but no less glamorous, “night of nineteen stars,” in the form of an
alumni comedy event.

Beginning at 9 PM, Vertigo-go, Swarthmore’s very own improv comedy group,
will be celebrating 10 years of spontaneous insanity by holding a reunion
show in the Lang Concert Hall.

While the show will be ad-lib, the preparation has been anything but.
After all, nearly twenty Vertigogo alumni, whose work spans a decade of
laughs, are being brought in from all over the globe to perform and

This extraordinary bunch is much, much more than just “Quaker Matchbox
statistics,” as current VGG member Marah Gotcsik ’02 put it, having had
post-Swat experiences as diverse as their zany hijinks. Ranging from an
extra on Saturday Night Live to chemical research, each appears to approach
life as an improvisation, although about 50% continue to ply their comedic
trade in the entertainment industry.

These stars will be joined on stage by the current Vertigogo cast of
characters for a night that promises to be a humorous mixture of the past,
present, and future. “Expect to see your favorite improv games and a few
new ones we picked up at the Harvard comedy festival over spring break,”
says Jerry Melichar ’00. Gotcsik added that she was “hoping that the alumni
will bring back with them their favorite games which will then possibly be
played during the show.”

So, whether you be talent agent, papparazzi, or just plain stalker, come
to the Vertigogo Reunion Show to see the stars of tomorrow mingle with the
stars of today in the funniest show around. And that’s no joke!



2) World news roundup

The Justice department did not take any action yesterday when Elian’s American
relatives refused to surrender the boy to his father…  Ben and Jerry’s sold
out to the multi-national corporation Unilever this Wednesday, leaving
activisity ice cream eaters saddened over the charitable company’s
takeover….  15 people have already been arrested by Washington police in
prepartion for the IMF protests that will be going on this weekend…  Unknown
attackers shot and hacked to death Haitian political candidate Merilus Deus,
while his daughter was slashed with a machete.  The upcoming elections in
Haiti, thrice-postponed due to tension and street violence, are currently
scheduled for May 21st…  The South Carolina Senate voted 36-7 on Thursday to
remove the Confederate battle flag from atop the state house. The measure
has to go to the South Carolina House of Representatives, but is expected
to be
voted upon, and passed, sometime next week.


3) Campus events

Arboretum event: “Flower Cherries: Horticulture Workshop”
Scott Arboretum Office, 9:30 a.m.

Lecture: “Alternate Energy Sources”
Hicks Mural Room, 2:30 p.m.

Computer Science Education Seminar
Sproul 300, 4:00 p.m.

Lecture: “A Poke at One of Pinker’s Arguments for Innate Knowledge”
Kohlberg 115, 4:15 p.m.

Swarthmore College Dancers Spring Concert
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 4:30 p.m.

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

Film Showing: “Scent of a Woman”
DuPont 161, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

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

Phantasm–Viola and Gramophone Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

A capella: Grapevine and Mixed Company
Mephistos, 8:00 p.m.


Guided Arboretum Tour: Conifers
Scott Arboretum Office, 1:00 p.m.

Step Show
Lamb-Miller Field House, 7:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore College Dancers Spring Concert
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

Vertigo-go Reunion Show
Lang Concert Hall, 9:00 p.m.

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

Engineering Open House for Admitted Students
Hicks 211, 2:30 p.m.

Environmental Studies Open House for Admitted Students
Hicks Mural Room, 3:00 p.m.

Gamelan Concert
Amphitheatre, 3:00 p.m.

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

Swarthmore String Quartet
Lang Concert Hall, 7:00 p.m.

All Campus Study Break with Admitted Students
Parrish Parlours, 10:00 p.m.



1) This weekend’s contests

Women’s tennis vs. Western Maryland, 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Tennis vs. College of New Jersey, 12:00 p.m.
Baseball vs. Gettysburg College, 1:00 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse vs. Franklin and Marshall, 1:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Gettysburg College, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s lacrosse vs. Dickinson College, 1:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse Alumni Game, 2:30 p.m.

There are no contests schedule for today.


Quote of the day: “When love comes, that is reality. Passion does not blind.
No. Passion is sanity.”   –E. M. Forster


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