Monday, March 8, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, March 8, 2002
Volume 6, Number 111

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Photo of the day:
Today’s issue:


1) Abercrombie & Fitch visits Swat

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Golf opens season with a win

2) Women’s lax romps over Dickinson

3) Women’s tennis triumphs over Dickinson

4) Track squads fall to Hopkins

5) Men’s lax can’t overcome Dickinson defense

6) Softball’s woes continue in weekend doubleheader

7) Baseball suffers rough weekend, drops 3 games

8) World sports roundup

9) Upcoming contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High near 64.
I’d like to thank The F-Word, Vertigo-go, and Boy Meets Tractor for
supplying our weather jokes last week.

Tonight: Overcast. Low around 51.
Surprisingly, though, we didn’t get any feedback about our jokes being
better than usual, which can only mean that our normal jokes are equally as


Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy and windy. High around 71.
Do I sense the birth of the Gazette Weathercasters as a new comedy group on



Lunch: Chicken nuggets, curly fries, cancun wheat salad, baked penne with
mushrooms, corn, spinach, cheese steak bar, cookies

Dinner: Seafood stew, peasant potatoes, spicy peanut noodle, Indian style
chick peas, broccoli, cauliflower, picnic bar, ice cream bar


1) Abercrombie & Fitch visits Swat

by Evelyn Khoo
Gazette News Reporter

Last Thursday, the campus teemed with suppressed excitement as a horde of
50 Abercrombie and Fitch models descended upon Swarthmore for the store’s
upcoming back-to-school catalogue, due out in the fall.

The clothing brand, famed for its preppy style, had looked at various other

college campuses within the Philadelphia area, such as Bryn Mawr, Arcadia,
U-Penn and Villanova, but eventually chose Swarthmore for their photo shoot.

Explained Mr. Damen Reynolds, who works with the production crew: “When
were asked to look for a college campus, I asked the people living around
here and all of them mentioned Swarthmore. It’s a beautiful campus!”

The crew, who arrived early Thursday morning and worked until sundown, took

photographs in areas all over campus, such as the Sharples kitchen, the
fieldhouse, and Parrish Beach.

This year’s back-to-school issue will be based entirely in Philadelphia.
Locations that will be sharing space in the catalogue with Swarthmore
include Boat House Row and Merion.


2) World news roundup

* The Israeli army continued to battle gunmen in the West Bank towns of
Genin and Nablus yesterday despite repeated calls by the U.N. and President

Bush for troops to withdraw from the area. The offensive, which Israeli
officials say is necessary to crush a “Palestinian terrorist
infrastructure,” has lasted for 11 days and resulted in the deaths of at

least 200 Palestinians. Although the Israeli army has suffered an
unreported number of casualties as well, the nation’s cabinet has expressed

satisfaction with the operation while insisting that it will take four
weeks for the antimilitant sweep to be completed. Representatives from the
U.N. Security Council also met yesterday for the sixth time in 10 days and
demanded that Israel immediately implement a cease-fire. The Council added
that they were “deeply disturbed” by the failure to carry out three
resolutions on the crisis approved over the past month. Spanish foreign
minister Josep Pique, whose nation currently heads the EU, said that the
15-member body would consider imposing sanctions on Israel if it continued
refusing cease-fire plans. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, who left
Washington late yesterday, is expected to meet with Arab and European
leaders before arriving in Jerusalem on Friday.

* At least 12 people were killed and 70 injured when a car bomb exploded
late Saturday night on a crowded street of restaurants and nightclubs in
Villavicencio, Colombia, a cattle and agricultural town of 350,000
residents southeast of Bogota. No armed group fighting in the country’s
38-year civil war has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the
government quickly pinned the blame on the Marxist FARC guerrillas. In
February, Colombian President Andres Pastrana broke off three-year-long
peace negotiations with the 17,000-member FARC, whose name in English means

“Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.” The civil war, which has

increasingly been funded by the drug trade, claims approximately 3,500
lives every year.

* An experimental blood substitute called PolyHeme may help reduce the
excessive waste of unused blood from the national supply while also making
transfusions less problematic for people with rare blood types and those
whose religious beliefs prevent them from receiving whole blood products.
According to Dr. Ernest E. Moore of Denver Health Medical Center, who has
been researching PolyHeme on behalf of the product’s manufacturers,
Northfield Laboratories Inc., the product is composed of hemoglobin from
outdated blood samples that are no longer viable for transfusion. After the

hemoglobin molecules undergo several modifications, the naked hemoglobin
can be transfused into any individual regardless of blood type, and can
even be used on animals. Although PolyHeme only remains in the body for
about 72 hours, it can provide a crucial short-term boost for patients who
do not have immediate access to the right type of stored blood. The product

was recently used to successfully treat a 44-year-old Jehovah’s Witness who

suffered extreme blood loss from facial and internal injuries sustained in
an automobile crash.


3) Campus events

“From the Wigger Nation to Civil War Re-enactments: Early Notes on the

Translation of Historical Experience”
Faculty Lecture by Tim Burke, History
Scheuer Room, 4:15 p.m.

Name reading for Holocaust Memorial Day
Parrish Porch, 7:00 p.m.

French Cinema Club video showing
Kohlberg 302, 7:30 p.m.

Good Schools Pennsylvania meeting
Kohlberg 226, 9:00 p.m.

Swing Dance
Upper Tarble, 9:30 p.m.

Swarthmore Progressive Action Committee meeting
Kohlberg 228, 9:30 p.m.

“How to Run for SC” study break
CRC – Parrish 2nd, 9:30 p.m.

Student Council meeting
CRC – Parrish 2nd, 10:00 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night: “Kiki’s Delivery Service”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 10:00 p.m.


Short stories, personal essays, plays!
Submit your prose writing in an MS Word attachment to
Artwork is also welcome; campus mail to Heather Kilmartin ’05
Submissions due: Monday, April 8
Questions? Comments? E-mail hkilmar1 or mbecker1



1) Golf opens season with a win

The golf team began their season on Friday with a victory in a tri-match
against Widener and the University of the Sciences. As a team, the Garnet
shot 335, beating Widener’s 347 and USP’s 383. Matt Kaufman ’02 led the
squad with a round of 79 at Edgemont Country Club. James Dolan ’02 (81),
Matt Draper ’05 (85) and Geoff Hollinger ’05 (90) also had fine days on the

par-70 course. The team hits the links again this Friday at


2) Women’s lax romps over Dickinson

After becoming the Centennial Conference’s career leader in goals last
Thursday, Katie Tarr ’02 continued to add to her all-time record with five
goals in Saturday’s victory over Dickinson, 15-5. Tarr, who also had four
assists, was aided by senior Mavis Biss’s four goal afternoon, as well as
senior Mariam Levy’s hat-trick and two assist performance. Fellow senior
Kim Cariello’s two scores and a goal from Liz Brainard ’03 rounded out the
offensive showcase in the Garnet’s huge win. With the victory, the team’s
record improves to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the Conference.


3) Women’s tennis triumphs over Dickinson

The women’s tennis team snapped a two-match skid with a 7-2 victory over
Dickinson this past Saturday. Anjani Reddy ’04, Kristina Pao ’04, Megan
Speare ’05, Katherine Voll ’03, and Katie Berry ’05 all won singles matches

in the victory. The doubles teams of Reddy and Pao and Speare and Voll also

defeated their opponents to give the Garnet an overall record of 5-8 and a
Conference tally of 3-3.


4) Track squads fall to Hopkins

Both the men’s and women’s track teams came up short in their matches
against Johns Hopkins this past weekend.

The women’s team fell to the Blue Jays 78-69 despite three impressive
performances by Imo Akpan ’02. Akpan took the 100m and 400m events, and
participated on the winning 4x400m relay squad with Njideka Akunyili ’04,
Elizabeth Gardner ’05 and Claire Hoverman ’03. Akunyili also captured the
400 hurdles while Gardner won the 800m and Hoverman took the 1,500m.
Meanwhile, Jessica Zagory ’05 won the 100 hurdles, and Chelsea Ferrell ’05
and Jessica Rickabaugh ’02 took the Triple and High Jumps, respectively.

On the men’s side, the squad dropped the contest 83-49, but Kwaku Ntoso ’03

was a double-winner with victories in the 110 and 400 hurdles. The Garnet
also excelled in the field portion of the event, as Rob Melick ’03 took the

shot put and Justin Pagliei ’02 won the discus competition. Additionally,
Randy Keim ’02 captured the Javelin and Jason Perini ’05 was tops in the
Triple Jump.


5) Men’s lax can’t overcome Dickinson defense

The men’s lacrosse team ran into a brick wall against the Dickinson this
past Saturday, falling to the Red Devils 12-5. John Murphy ’03 managed two
goals and an assist on the afternoon, with the second score bringing the
Garnet to 7-5 in the second half. Unfortunately, Swarthmore would get no
closer and Ryan Croken ’05, who made 15 saves in goal, could not prevent
the Devils from running away with the contest. With the loss, the team’s
record drops to 5-6 overall and 0-3 in the Centennial.


6) Softball’s woes continue in weekend doubleheader

The softball team’s season-long struggles continued this Saturday as it
dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Dickinson. Despite a 5th-inning
rally ignited by back-to-back doubles from Sam Brody ’05 and Kat
Athanasiades ’05, the Garnet lost the first contest 6-3. Then, in the
second game, runs by Casey Reed ’05 and Mary Mintel ’05 weren’t enough to
prevent another loss, 10-2. With the double defeat, the team’s record falls

to 0-15 on the season and 0-16 in the Centennial.


7) Baseball suffers rough weekend, drops 3 games

The baseball squad had a weekend filled with heartbreak, losing three
contests in the span of 24 hours this past Friday and Saturday. On Friday,
the Garnet fell to Ursinus 3-2 in 10 innings, despite the pitching heroics
of Jared Leiderman ’05, who went the distance in the loss. Then, on
Saturday, the team continued to play well, but again was not rewarded for
its efforts, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Western Maryland by
the narrowest of margins, 2-1 and 4-3. As a result, the team’s record
currently stands at 2-14-1 overall and 2-6 in the Centennial.


8) World sports roundup

* It was a great day for pitchers in Sunday’s MLB contests as some big
names overcame rough first outings to regain their dominance of old. In
Baltimore, Pedro Martinez shook off a terrible Opening Day performance by
pitching six superb innings in a 4-1 Red Sox victory over the Orioles.
Similarly, Yankees hurler Roger Clemens bounced back from an initial
shellacking to pace New York to a 7-2 win over Tampa Bay. But the greatest
pitching feat of all on Sunday was performed by Curt Schilling, who notched

a career-high 17 K’s in a one-hit, 2-0 Arizona victory over the Brewers.

* Superstar outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will miss somewhere between three to

six weeks of play after hurting his right knee during a rundown on Sunday.
Griffey, who plays for his hometown Reds, was injured while being tagged at

third base and had to be helped off the field. Despite Griffey’s absence,
Cincinnati went on to beat the Expos in the 10th inning, 6-5.

* When Toronto Raptors’ star Vince Carter announced that he was out for the

season a few weeks ago, everyone assumed that Toronto’s season was
basically over as well. However, with yesterday’s 94-84 victory over the
Pacers, the Raptors find themselves in the eighth and final playoff spot,
displacing Indiana with just six games to go in the regular season. The
huge victory, which was brought about by Alvin Williams’s 26-point
performance, is also the eighth straight win for the Raptors–a franchise


9) Upcoming contests

Women’s lacrosse at Cedar Crest, 4:00 p.m.

Softball at Muhlenberg, 3:00 pm
Women’s tennis hosts Haverford, 3:30 p.m.
Baseball hosts Muhlenberg, 3:45 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse hosts Chestnut Hill, 4:00 p.m.



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–Mario Andretti

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