Friday, November 1, 2002

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, November 1, 2002
Volume 7, Number 40

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Today’s issue:


1) Rugby tradition undergoes name change

2) Weekend roundup

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Gettysburg squeaks past field hockey

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny. High around 53.
I woke up this morning and it was November!

Tonight: A few clouds. Low near 33.
No way is it November already!

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High around 46.
Where did October–and, for that matter, September–go???

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High around 43.
Maybe if I just go back to sleep, it will go away.


Lunch: Chicken with broccoli, jasmine rice, three bean casserole, eggplant
creole, veggie blend, fortune cookies, wrap bar, lemon cake

Dinner: Friday’s favorite, chicken picante, rice pilaf, tabouleh, lentil
stew, baby carrots, peas, pizza bar, cream pies


1) Rugby tradition undergoes name change

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

The Dash for Cash is no more.

The rugby team’s long tradition of running naked down the hallowed halls of
Parrish, grabbing dollar bills from cheering Swattie spectators, has
received a firm reprimand from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU).

According to president of the men’s rugby team, Brett Klukan ’03, the EPRU
got wind of the Swarthmore tradition from an Associated Press report in the
Philadelphia Inquirer about last year’s Dash.

Said Klukan, “When they [the EPRU] heard of it, they told us that they felt
it represented an aspect of rugby that they’d rather not have shown in the
mass media, and that they would like us not to host it anymore, if not we’d
be subject to penalization.”

Thankfully for avid Dash for Cash fans, the event will still take place,
but not under the auspices of the rugby team. Instead, Dash for Cash–now
Cash for Dash, to emphasize the change of hands–will be hosted this year
by The Availables, a campus band.

Explained Klukan, “We wanted to keep it [Dash for Cash] because it’s a
Swarthmore tradition that’s been going on for at least ten years, so we
opened it up [to outside hosts] and they were the first ones that offered.”

The event, although with a new name and a new host, will still be
essentially the same. The only difference, according to Jessica Lee ’03,
the women’s rugby captain, is that it is now open to anybody who wants to run.

“Naked running is a form of expression,” she laughingly explained.
“Everyone should do it!”

Cash for Dash will take place at 1:00 p.m. today in Parrish. People who
wish to participate in the dash should meet at 12:45 p.m. in the CRC.


2) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

This weekend begins the long-awaited Philly shuttle service, straight from
Parrish circle to the heart of Philly nightlife. Definitely up for the ride
but not sure what to do once you actually get there? Here’s a list of
what’s happening at the three stops the van will be making:

Electric Factory (last shuttle back to school leaves 1:00 a.m.), 421 North
7th Street:
A popular concert venue, it will play host this weekend to the MTV $2 Bill
Concert with the Foo Fighters. The concert will be on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $2 from

Ritz at the Bourse (last shuttle: 1:15 a.m.), 400 Ranstead Street on 4th
Street–Between Chestnut Street & Market Street:
Movies–remember those? Movies playing this weekend at the Ritz are:
“Bowling at Columbine,” “Heaven,” “Komiker [Comedian],” “The Man from
Elysian Fields,” and “Secretary.” Check out showtimes at
A good (if a tad expensive) eating place nearby is Buddakan, a pan-Asian
restaurant at 325 Chestnut Street.

South Street (last shuttle back to school leaves 1:30 a.m.):
Stuff your face and dance yourself silly at the ever-popular South Street!
According to Frommer’s, Beau Monde (624 South 6th Street) is THE place to
go for Breton pancakes while Judy’s Cafe, at 3rd and Bainbridge, has fresh
seafood and “a very, very chocolate cake.” For the club and music scene,
check out the dance club/bar at 612 Clothing at 612 South 4th Street or
Abilene at 429 South Street, which features live music and
Southwestern-style food.

If you’re staying on campus, never fear! As always, there’s lots going on
in the Bubble. Be sure to hover about Parrish today for the Cash for Dash
at 1:00 p.m.! Then at 9:00 p.m., experience the myriad Swattie talents at
the Rose Tattoo Cafe in Paces.

On Saturday, Mixed Company will be hosting a concert at the Friends Meeting
House at 8:00 p.m., with guests Sticks and Stones and the Villanova Spires.
At 10:00 p.m., head out to Paces and get jiggy with it at the International
Club party, “Rock Around the World.”

If you’re still full of beans come Sunday, head out to Philly (by Septa or
car this time; no vans on Sunday) for the Y100 Concert at Electric Factory
at 8:00 p.m. featuring Boxcar Racer, H20, and the Used.


3) World news roundup

* John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo, the two accused Washington DC
snipers, were charged yesterday with the September murder of a 45-year-old
woman in Louisiana. The suspects were linked to the crime through ballistic
evidence, and are still under investigation for other crimes in the Baton
Rouge area. Muhammad and Malvo have already been charged with six murders
in Maryland and one in Virginia.

* Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow was indicted on 78 counts of fraud, money
laundering, and other crimes creating “the illusion of business skill and
success.” In addition, Fastow is being charged with obstruction of justice
for allegedly trying to persuade another executives to destroy computer
records. Fastow will be arraigned on November 6 and plans to take the case
to trial.

* A panel of U.S. bishops and senior Vatican officials has shifted away
from the zero-tolerance policy for priest sexual abuse and reinstated a
10-year statue of limitations on the church’s disciplining of accused
priests. The decision comes a week after the Vatican appointed the
commission to rework the rules after rejecting the results from a group of
U.S. bishops. The Vatican had worried that, with all the recent scandal,
priests could be punished before any abuse was proven.


4) Campus events


All Saints Day Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 12:30 p.m.

Cash for Dash
Parrish 1st floor, 1:00 p.m.

“Raoul Haussman’s Revolutionary Media” by Matthew Biro, Assoc. Prof. of
Modern & Contemporary Art, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
LPAC Cinema, 4:15 p.m.

Shabbat services and dinner
Bond Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Film: “Insomnia”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

International Club movie
SCCS Lounge, 8:00 p.m.

Contra/Square Dance
Upper Tarble, 8:00 p.m.


Author Reading: Alan Gordon ’81, “Thirteenth Night”
McCabe 1st Floor Lounge, 3:00 p.m.

Film: “Brazil”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Mixed Company concert with Sticks & Stones and Villanova Spires
Friends Meeting House, 8:00 p.m.

The Post-Halloween Cover Bands Show
Olde Club, 8:00 p.m.


Breakfast and Meeting for Worship
Friends Meeting House, 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Celebration of Mass
Bond Memorial Hall, 11:00 a.m.

Protestant Worship
Bond Common Worship Room, 4:00 p.m.

SAC meeting
Trotter 303, 10:00 p.m.


Academy Award winner for The Best Foreign Language Film – 2002


Ciki (Branko Djuric) and Nino (Rene Bitorajac), a Bosnian and a Serb, are
soldiers stranded in No Man’s Land  a trench between enemy lines during the
Bosnian War. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting
shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a
spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of
their situation would be comical if it didn’t have such dire consequences.

“One of the most remarkable films of the year.” –Mick LaSalle, SAN

Join us for this unique opportunity to see a movie that embodies passion
and tension, love and hate, tragedy and comedy, hope and despair…

*refreshments will be served!

q’s? contact: dsarzins or



1) Gettysburg squeaks past field hockey

The Garnet took a tough loss yesterday 1-0 in double overtime to
Gettysburg. Kate Nelson-Lee ’03 notched a season-high 17 saves, but the
Garnet fell for the fourth time this season in a 1-0 overtime loss. The
team is now 7-8 overall, 3-3 in the Centennial Conference.


2) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Cross country in Centennial Conference Championships at Ursinus, 11:00 a.m.
Volleyball v. Gettysburg and Bryn Mawr, 11:00 a.m.
Field hockey at Franklin & Marshall, 12:00 p.m.
Men’s soccer v. Haverford, 1:00 p.m.
Swimming at NYU, 2:00 p.m.

Field hockey v. Washington, 2:00 p.m.



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