September 11, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
September 11, 2003
Volume 8, Number 9

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Today’s issue:


1) Student Council Platforms: Student Events Advisor

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Men’s soccer falls to Moravian

2) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny. High of 78.
I think I’ll run for Student Council…

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low of 60.
…on a platform of no rain tomorrow…

Tomorrow: Afternoon showers. High of 73.
…but I’ll probably get soaked in the election.


Lunch: Chicken pot pie, homemade biscuits, baked pasta with spinach, vegetable
ragout, spinach vegetable blend, fajita bar, cupcakes

Dinner: Beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, garden burgers, tofu creole, succotash,
vegetable blend, grill bar, cheesecake


1) Student Council Platforms: Student Events Advisor

Below are the platforms of the three candidates running for Student Events
Advisor. Voting starts today, so get to Sharples and fill out your ballot!

Anna Masilela ’04:

My name is Anna Masilela ’04, and I would like to be your Student Events Advisor.
I will work on the following initiatives if elected to Student Council:

1. Campus-Wide Online Activities Calendar: Doesn’t it seem as though there
are some weekends when there are too many activities planned, while other weekends
are hopelessly boring? I will establish an online calendar so students planning
events would be able to see how many other activities are scheduled for the
same time, and plan accordingly. The online calendar would also provide a one-stop
site for students to check up on all the activities for that night.

2. More SAC-funded parties: You work hard during the week so you want some
fun on the weekends. Each Friday and Saturday, SAC should provide you with the
option to party. I will work with various groups on campus to make sure that
every weekend is a party weekend. So go ahead–dance, hang out, canoodle and
take part in the social scene.

3. Variety in SAC funding: When you’re looking for a change of pace, SAC should
be there to help you out. A student band concert, a poetry slam or a roof-raising
folk dance extravaganza could be just the thing to make your weekend. Good ideas
deserve support and I promise to help provide the campus with more fun and entertainment.

Lorpu Jones ’06:

Hello everyone!

My name is Lorpu Jones (also known as LP) and I am a sophomore who is extremely
eager to become a part of the social planning core of Swat. Organizing is what
I do best.And it’s what your Student Events Advisor should eat, sleep, and breathe.Whether
we’re talking about getting a new group up onits feet, hyping up an all-campus
event, or revitalizing an older organization, I’ve been there and done that.
But as we all know, work here is never done, and neither is mine. I want to
keep doing what I do, and do it in a new and exciting way. With my experience
with SBC (Student Budget Committee) and a handful of other student organizations
(chartered and unchartered), I understand the importance of improved communications
between campus organizations as well as careful and patient event preparation.
Both will be central to the work I do as Student Events Advisor. Furthermore,
I believe accountability is key to any organization’s success.

As Student Events Advisor, I understand that I will be held accountable to
SAC, Student Council, and most importantly, the student body.I will do everything
I can and more to fulfill your expectations in those regards. I will make myself
accessible and open to any and all suggestions. So, you’ve got the ideas. I’ve
got the plans.And they’ve (Student Council and SAC, that is) got the money.
What else do you need?

Vote Lorpu Jones ’06 for Student Events Advisor today!

Patricia Funk ’06:

After a year of arduous trial and error, I have finally found the perfect
“Swarthmore” solution to balancing school work and social life. Though
my weekly allotment of time for work is surely well above that of the nation’s
average college student, I still have time to enjoy the additional events designed
for student participation. Swarthmore College motivates students to take advantage
of all the incredible things it has to offer.A majority of this opportunity
presents itself in the classroom, but evidently, the rest lies in additional
extracurricular activities such as political activism, club involvement, off-campus
entertainment and, of course, parties. So ’07, it’s time to say goodbye to pin
the tail on the donkey and spin the bottle, because as your elected Student
Events Advisor, I will be dedicated to my position and my responsibilities.
Not only will I be a familiar face at the Social Affairs Committee (SAC) meetings,
I will take my job so seriously that I will be in attendance at the social affairs.
I think it is incredibly important that the college continues to sponsor and
fund both small and large scale events, and that these events be exciting, enticing,
and available for the entire student body to attend.If you enjoy all the activities
that Swarthmore offers and you want to make sure that you have a strong leader
to bring those things to you, vote for Patricia Funk for Student Events Advisor.


2) World news roundup

* On Wednesday, television station Al-Jazeera broadcast what the station claimed
was a tape of Osama Bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri praising the
9/11 attacks. The tape has separate audio and visual portions, but it is not
clear when it was made. Though intelligence officials worried that tapes are
often released right before an attack, they also said that there is no other
evidence pointing to such possibility. Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld said
that the tape was a tool to solicit donations for Al-Qaeda and other terrorist

* On the eve of the September 11th anniversary, the president urged that law
enforcement agencies be given the same right to prosecute terrorists as they
have to combat drug traffickers and other criminals. President Bush also defended
his decision to ask Congress for $87 billion for efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Many Democrats, concerned over the possible loss of domestic programs in order
to pay for the war, have urged the president to repeal the nearly two trillion
dollars in tax cuts that has been enacted since he took office. However, Bush
has resisted any such proposals.

* A new study blames underage drinking for costing America at least 53 billion
dollars. The study’s authors proposed a number of measures to curb the problem,
including higher taxes and better state-issued ID cards. Meanwhile, alcohol
manufacturers have promised to increasingly target its advertising away from


3) Campus events

Upward Bound Meeting
Kohlberg 334, 4:00 p.m.

Drama Board Auditions
Kohlberg 116, 4:00 p.m.

Girls’ Action Initiative Fall Informational Meeting
Kohlberg 116, 7:00 p.m.

Kohlberg 202, 7:00 p.m.

AFL-CIO Informational Session
Bond Memorial Hall, 7:00 p.m.

French Movie Viewing
Kohlberg 328, 7:00 p.m.

PA Training
Science Center 101, 7: 30 p.m.

DESHI Meeting
CRC, 8:30 p.m.

SHIP study break
Parrish Parlors, 10:00 p.m.

September 11th Remembrance Gathering
Parrish steps, 10:00 p.m.



1) Men’s soccer falls to Moravian

Moravian College (1-4) defeated the Garnet 2-0 in a non-conference contest
Wednesday evening at Clothier Field. The Garnet fell to 1-4 for the season.
Swarthmore next plays on Saturday at St. Mary’s, MD.


2) Upcoming contests

Women’s Soccer at Gwynedd-Mercy, 5:00 p.m.

None scheduled.



“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”
–Josh Billings


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