Friday, December 6, 2002

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, December 6, 2002
Volume 7, Number 63

Check out the Gazette’s extensive slideshow of the first major snowfall of
the year!

Write to us!:
Photo of the day:

Tell a Friend:


1) Swarthmore revels in winter wonderland of snow

2) Weekend roundup

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Partly cloudy. High around 35.
It was so great to see everybody frolicking in the snow: for a little
while, there was no difference between the college students making snowmen
and the small children sledding down the slope behind McCabe.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low near 19.
Except, of course, the small children did not then have to go *into* McCabe
to study.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 39.
But then again, they also didn’t have the chance to ambush a certain
Gazette Managing Editors outside Sharples and pelt him with snowballs until
he skittered away in terror and defeat.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High near 42.
I guess there is some advantage to being grown-up, after all.


Lunch: Tortellini di fiesoli, lattice cut french fries, cajun black beans,
spinach, corn, wrap bar, cheesecake

Dinner: Veal parmesan, pasta, eggplant parmesan, greens and white beans
saute, zucchini, italiano, broccoli, potato bar, fruit pies


1) Swarthmore revels in winter wonderland of snow

by Megan Mills
Gazette Reporter

Starting in the early hours of the morning and lasting until almost
nightfall, heavy snow fell on the town and campus of Swarthmore, covering
it with thick, dry, play-worthy white stuff. People of all ages took
advantage of Swat’s rolling hills and ample space to make use of their free

Free time seemed to be in abundance due to the cancellation of some
classes. Many events were postponed also, including the faculty lecture by
Bob Pasternak and the Career Services’ Summer Job Workshop. The Registrar’s
Office was also affected by the snowfall, citing it as a reason for a delay
in registration information being delivered. For the dance department, the
show went on as students performed in the Dance Recital. Swarthmore area
schools were closed too, adding to the number of fun-lovers present.

Swatties found many ways to relieve the stress of approaching finals week
in the 6-inch snowfall. Some used Sharples trays as sleds; others played in
a massive football game on Mertz field, and some just walked around
enjoying the sights that only augmented Swarthmore’s beauty.

For Wendy Cheung ’06, seeing the snow’s whiteness was a new experience.
“Coming from a New York City, where I’m used to gray, I’ve never seen such
an expanse of snow. It feels like I’m in a movie, a winter wonderland.”

See pictures of the campus under the blanket of snow:


2) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living & Arts Editor

This is the weekend for injecting some culture in your life.

On Friday at 8:00 p.m., head out to the Pearson-Hall Theatre in LPAC and
enjoy the Fall Student Dance Concert, which will display the nubile efforts
of students and faculty of the dance department.

On Saturday, ease your finals-obsessed minds with music brought to you by
the Swarthmore College Orchestra in Lang Concert Hall at 8:00 p.m. The
program includes the Dvorak Cello Concerto, featuring Oliver Hsu ’03, and
the Sibelius Second Symphony.

On Sunday, if inspired by all the high art you have enjoyed, head out and
make your own– build snow sculptures! Or if you have no artistic
inclinations, make like a kid and enjoy the snow with makeshift sleds (from
observation, it seems like the best route is from the bell tower down to
Sharples); a walk in the Crum; or grab some juice concentrate or maple
syrup, head outside (preferably to a nice, clean patch) and make your very
own sno-cones!


3) World news roundup

* Nine Palestinians were killed and six wounded when Israeli tanks and
helicopters fired on the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Witnesses
reported that Israeli soldiers marched on the camp, backed with 25 tanks
and several helicopters. All of the casualties were reported to be
civilians suffering from gunshot and shrapnel wounds, with one tank shell
hitting a Palestinian home. The strike came on the first day of Eid
el-Fitr, the holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

* U.N. arms inspectors took a break for Eid al-Fitr as Iraq prepared to
hand over a required list of weapons of mass destruction programs. Under
the U.N. Security Council resolution, Iraq must declare its weapons by
Sunday. The U.S. is pushing for stricter and more aggressive arms
inspections, insisting that “Iraq has lied before and is lying now about
whether they possess weapons of mass destruction,” according to White House
spokesman Ari Fleischer. Baghdad has maintained that it has no weapons of
mass destruction, and that their list to the U.N. will consist of only
“dual use technology” that is used in both peaceful and military situations.

* United Airlines took another step toward filing bankruptcy yesterday
after the Air Transportation Stabilization Board refused to grant the
airline a $2 billion loan. United was reportedly near completion of talks
with several corporations to acquire the $1.5 billion in financing needed
to operate under Chapter 11 protection. The package would be one of the
largest credit lines ever, just below the amount procured by Kmart after
filing for bankruptcy. In reaction to the news, the airline’s stock tumbled
nearly 68 percent to close at $1, the watermark for being retained on the
NYSE. The NYSE has said that it may take UAL off the roster.


4) Campus events


Tutor Orientation and Training Session
Upper Tarble, 10:00 a.m.

Community Service Information Session
Kohlberg 230, 12:00 p.m.

Lecture on Film
Kohlberg 330, 4:00 p.m.

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

Film: “Road to Perdition”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Fall Student Dance Concert
LPAC – Pearson-Hall Theatre, 8:00 p.m.

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

“The Mineola Twins”
Senior Company performance
LPAC – Frear Ensemble Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

The Department of Theater presents The Mineola Twins by award-winning
playwright Paula Vogel, a night rife with betrayal, infidelity, and
insanity. This catastrophic comedy portrays the apocalyptic lives of a pair
of twins named Myrna and Myra, who redraw the lines between good and evil,
between reality and dreams. Their story unfolds on Long Island over the
course of three turbulent time periods: the 1950’s, the late 1960’s, and
the late 1980’s. This engaging piece questions today’s world, from abortion
to drugs, from homosexuality to mental illness.
This performance is the culmination of Senior Company, a semester-long
course required for all senior theater majors and open to theater minors.
Senior Company 2003 includes Erica Cartmill, Emine Fisek, Petar Lazarevic,
Jessica Nakamura, Kate Nelson-Lee, Elizabeth Nolte, and Elizabeth
Zimmerman. The performance will also feature Ben Camp ’05, Sam Dingman ’04,
Hannah Harvester ’05, and Kate Hurster ’03.
The show runs in the Frear Ensemble Theater in LPAC December 6-8, with
performances at 7 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and at 2 pm on
Saturday and Sunday. This event is free and open to the public. For
reservations x8200. Elizabeth B. Zimmerman ’03


Film: “Road to Perdition”
Kirby Lecture Hall, 7:30 and 10:00 p.m.

“The Mineola Twins”
Senior Company performance
LPAC – Frear Ensemble Theatre, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

The Swarthmore College Orchestra
Daniel Alfred Wachs, conductor
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.


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

IM Frozen Foot Race
Clothier Track, 10:00 a.m.

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

“The Mineola Twins”
Senior Company performance
LPAC – Frear Ensemble Theatre, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Gamelan Semara Santi and Dance and Drumming Ensemble
LPAC – Pearson-Hall Theatre, 3:00 p.m.

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

The Swarthmore College Chamber Baroque Ensemble
Richard Stone, director
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

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



1) Upcoming contests

Swimming in ECAC at Gloucester Tech
Women’s basketball in Seven Sisters Tournament at Wellesley

Men’s basketball at McDaniel, 3:00 p.m.
Badminton Mainline Invite at Bryn Mawr, 8:00 p.m.
Swimming in ECAC at Gloucester Tech
Women’s basketball in Seven Sisters Tournament at Wellesley

Swimming in ECAC at Gloucester Tech
Women’s basketball in Seven Sisters Tournament at Wellesley



“You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for
–John Ciardi

Interested in reporting or writing for the Gazette?
Got a news or sports tip for us?
Just want to tell us what you think?

Contact the staff at

Managing Editors: Pei Pei Liu
Jeremy Schifeling
News Editor: Alexis Reedy
Living & Arts Editor: Evelyn Khoo
News Reporters: Charlie Buffie
Mary Harrison
Lola Irele
Ben Kligfield
Greg Leiserson
Megan Mills
Nelson Pavlosky
Kent Qian
Aude Scheuer
Siyuan Xie
Roxanne Yaghoubi
Sports Writers: Jenna Adelberg
Saurav Dhital
Sarah Hilding
Holice Kil
Pat Quinn
Photographers: David Bing
Liz Bada
Elizabeth Buckner
Casey Reed
Webmaster: Jeremy Schifeling
World News: Pei Pei Liu
Campus Sports: Pei Pei Liu

The Daily Gazette is published Monday through Friday by an independent
group of Swarthmore College students. The Daily Gazette Web Site is updated
regularly, as news happens. Technical support from the Swarthmore College
Computer Society is gratefully acknowledged.

Our world news roundup is compiled daily, using a variety of sources, most
notably the Associated Press (,
Reuters (, CNN
(, and The New York Times (
Our campus sports
summaries are derived from information provided by the Swat Athletics Department

To subscribe to the Gazette, free of charge, or to cancel a subscription,
go to our subscriptions page on the web at

Back issues are available on the web at:

This concludes today’s report.

The Phoenix

Discover more from The Phoenix

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading