Monday, September 8, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, September 8, 2003
Volume 8, Number 6

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1) World news roundup

2) Campus events


1) Swat field hockey smashes Goucher

2) Volleyball winning-streak stretches to four

3) Women’s soccer falls to York

4) Men’s soccer falls 1-0 to Bridgewater

5) Tim Berman Memorial recap

6) Upcoming contests


Today: Some clouds with a high of 78.
The Activities Fair is always a rush of people yelling, dancing, and handing
out sugary goodness.

Tonight: Fewer clouds and a low of 61.
Somehow I end up signing up for way more groups than I can handle, especially
if they hand out particularly delectable treats.

Tomorrow: Again some clouds, this time with temperatures ranging from the
upper 50s to the mid 70s.
Oh well. At least all the extra e-mail makes me feel loved.

Summary: This week is likely to be one of the nicest that Swarthmore will
experience this academic year. Skies will remain sunny all week with highs from
the mid-70s to around 80 and lows around 60 – it just doesn’t get too much better
in September!

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hausman
Gazette Weatherman

Here is the forecast as of Sunday night:
Today (Monday). Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph.
Monday night. Partly cloudy. Lows near 60. East winds around 15 mph.
Tuesday. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Wednesday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Wednesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
Thursday. Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s.
Friday. Mostly clear. Lows near 60 and highs in the upper 70s.
Saturday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s and highs near 80.
Sunday. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower
60s and highs near 80.

For a more up to date forecast (with fancy graphics!) click on this link:

Long-Range computer models predict above normal temperatures are likely early
next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for September 8th : Hi 78 Low 63
Record High: 96
Record Low: 45
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:

Focus: The Upcoming Winter
As a cold weather fan, fall is a time of great excitement for me. Winter is
coming and, even if it is not yet much cooler, I enjoy knowing that each day
less of the sun’s warmth reaches the northern hemisphere. Whereas Philadelphia
is losing only a couple minutes of sunlight each day, further north the loss
of sunlight is occurring more rapidly. Saturday in Barrow, Alaska had ten minutes
more daylight than Sunday! Inevitably, longer nights result in rapidly cooling
air masses over the arctic and northern Canada. Eventually, these cold air masses
will move south and bring fall and winter to the United States.


Lunch: Escarole beef noodle soup, chicken nuggets, curly fries, tofu joe,
baked penne with mushrooms, corn, spinach, cheese steak bar, cookies

Dinner: Tilapia with shrimp sauce, spicy peanut noodle, Indian style chickpeas,
broccoli, cauliflower, picnic bar, ice cream bar


1) World news roundup

* In a television address Sunday night, President Bush said that he intended
to seek an additional $87 billion from Congress. The money would help to continue
military and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The administration
also plans to ask the United Nations for monetary aid.

* After Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas resigned Saturday, Yassar
Arafat formally nominated parliamentary speaker Ahmed Qorei as Abbas’ replacement.
The former prime minister had resigned after a power struggle with Arafat, focusing
mainly on Abbas’ wish to have Arafat surrender full control of the Palestinian
security forces. Mr. Qorei has not yet accepted the nomination, which would
have to be confirmed by the Parliament before he could take office.

* Race and immigration issues continued to play a big part in the California
recall fight over the weekend. As Schwarzenegger came out against Proposition
54, which would limit the state’s ability to collect data on race and ethnicity,
current Gov. Gray Davis appeared at the Mexican Independence Day parade in Los
Angeles to promote his signing of a bill that would allow illegal immigrants
to obtain drivers’ licenses. Schwarzenegger said that he had been “uninvited”
to join the parade.


2) Campus events

“Quiver”: A reading of new poems by Nat Anderson
Scheuer Room, 4:00 p.m.

Dessert & Discussion with the Office of Admissions Multicultural Recruitment
Admissions Office, 7:00 p.m.

“Facing East”: Theater Ariel performance (see ad below)
LPAC – Pearson-Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Empty the Shelters meeting
Kohlberg 115, 8:00 p.m.

SAC meeting
Trotter 301, 9:00 p.m.

Race discussion group
Parrish Parlors – East, 9:30 p.m.

SWIL Movie Night
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.


Philadelphia’s Only Jewish Performance Group
Presents “Facing East: An Evening of Israeli Stories, Poetry and Music”
Monday, September 8th at 7:30 PM LPAC

Theatre Ariel, founded in 1990, is an internationally recognized theater group
based in Philadelphia and the only Jewish performance group in Philadelphia.
Since its foundation, it has commissioned and displayed 36 original productions
by Jewish artists and has performed numerous times in theaters in cities ranging
from New York City to Washington DC. The production of “Facing East”
at Swarthmore will be the first show of the season. The show will include work
from Israeli artists from throughout Israel’s history and perspectives, including
prose, plays, a cappella and instrumental music, and the work of internationally
recognized poet Yehudah Amichai.

Come learn an Israel beyond the headlines.

Brought to you by Im Tirzu: Zionists for a Two-State Solution



1) Swat field hockey thrashes Goucher 6-0

by Sarah Hilding
Gazette Sportswriter

The Swarthmore field hockey team soundly defeated Goucher College 6-0 in their
home opener Saturday. In their inaugural game on their new turf field, the Garnet
outshot the visiting Gophers 39-3 enroute to their first win of the season.

Goucher held Swarthmore scoreless until Sarah Hilding ’04 connected on a Chelsea
Ferrell ’05 pass with 14:51 minutes remaining in the first half. Hilding scored
again less than two minutes later to bring the score to 2-0. Within ten minutes
Jessie Whitfield ’06 and Summer Spicer ’07 each added their first career goal
from Neema Patel ’07 and Jess Larson ’06 assists. Emily Szylowdski ’05 added
another goal with an assist from Spicer to round out the scoring for the first

Swarthmore maintained their lead in the second half as goalie Melissa LaVan
turned away all three of the Gopher’s shots. With five minutes remaining Heidi
Fieselman ’06 tallied the final goal of the game when she converted a pass from
Helen Leitner ’04.

Although excited by their victory, the Garnet are already focusing on their
next task: a week of intense preparation as they prepare to take on perennial
national powerhouse Lebanon Valley College this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. on Clothier


2) Volleyball winning-streak stretched to four

The Garnet ran its win streak to four, winning both matches at Tarble Pavilion
on Saturday. They defeated the Merchant Marine Academy 3-0 (30-22, 30-18,, 30-27)
and William Paterson University 3-2 ( 30-26, 22-30, 30-24, 15-30, 15-10). The
Garnet are now 4-2 in the season after losing their first two games. This is
the first four-game win streak for the Garnet since the start of the 2001 season.

The Garnet play the Richard Stockton Tournament on Saturday, September 13.


3) Women’s soccer falls to York

The Garnet fell to York College Saturday afternoon, 1-0. York’s Natasha Rust
provided the only offense of the game, scoring her first goal of the season.

Rust took a pass from Jodi Recay in the 73rd minute and sprinted down the
field. Rust outraced the defense, and beat Garnet goalie Catherine Salussolia
’04 for the game’s lone goal.

Swarthmore outshot York 23-7, but was unable to find the back of the net.
York freshman goalie Amanda Lomberg finished with 11 saves for York, and Salussolia
recorded 3 saves in the loss.

The Garnet travel to Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday for a 4:30 p.m. non-conference


4) Men’s soccer falls 1-0 to Bridgewater

Swarthmore lost 0-1 for the third time in four matches when they lost to Bridgewater
in the second game of the Johns Hopkins Jay Invitation played in Baltimore.
The Garnet are now 1-3 in the season.

Swarthmore returns to action on Wednesday when its host Moravian College at
7:00 p.m. on Clothier Field.


5) Tim Berman Memorial recap

Saint Joseph’s junior Van Homer Pangilina was the big winner at the 20th Annual
Tim Berman Memorial tournament as he captured both the A Flight Singles and
Doubles Championships.

Pangilina defeated Swarthmore sophomore Zach Rodd 6-3, 6-2 in the singles
final and teamed with classmate Frank Velazquez to defeat the Garnet’s Brian
Park ’06 and Frank Visciano ’04 9-8(4) in the doubles final.

In B Flight action, Saint Joseph’s Chris Spencer defeated teammate AJ Garabidian
7-6 (4), 6-2 to win the singles flight. In doubles play, Swarthmore’s Ben Rae
’04 and Mike Noreika ’04 defeated Spencer and Pajara 8-3 to capture the flight

Swarthmore freshman Jonathan Reiss defeated Velazquez 7-5, 7-5 to win the
C Flight Singles final.

In an all-Swarthmore battle of the D Flights 1 and 2 it was Adam Wallwork
’07 defeating Sam Sidhu ’07, 6-2, 6-2 in D Flight 1 and first-year Shingo Murata
beating senior Joe Spadola in a third-set tiebreaker 6-3, 4-6, (10-5) in the
D Flight 2 final.


6) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today or tomorrow.



“O sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole.”
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge


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