Monday, September 15, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, September 15, 2003
Volume 8, Number 11

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1) Chloe Le Pichon ’05 leads construction of the adobe Wall of
Peace in the Crum

2) Caffeine-trotting, part 1: Who has the best chai on campus?

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Field Hockey loses to Lebanon Valley

2) Garnet women dominate the tennis tourney

3) Women’s Rugby defeats Upenn

4) Women’s Soccer: Garnet scores three at St. Mary’s

5) Men’s Soccer: St. Mary’s gives a thrashing

6) Volleyball: Garnet place fourth at Richard Stockton Tournament

7) Upcoming contests


Today: Some isolated showers later in the day, with a high of 76.
Did anyone else feel like they were swimming around campus this weekend?

Tonight: Cloudy and possibly more thunderstorms, low of 67.
I mean, there wasn’t even enough rain to take any moisture out of the atmosphere.

Tomorrow: Rain should be done by midday, temperatures in the 70s and 60s.
Where I come from, we call that God spitting on us.

Extended Weather Forecast

by Josh Hasuman
Gazette Weatherman

Summary: Hurricane Isabel may make landfall in the Mid-Atlantic region near
the end of the work week. On Thursday and Friday Swarthmore could experience
heavy rain and possibly dangerously high winds due to Isabel. Otherwise, the
upcoming week will feature a mix of sun, clouds and rain with highs in the 70’s
and lows in the 60’s.

Below is the forecast as of Sunday night, however, to get the most up to date
information on Isabel, please click on this link to a more recent forecast:

Today (Monday). Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday night. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
Then a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph becoming
west late and decreasing to 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in
the morning. Then partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Tuesday night. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
Wednesday. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Wednesday night. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Rain may be heavy at times at night.
Very windy. Highs in the mid 70s.
Friday. Rain likely. Heavy at times into the afternoon. Very windy. Lows in
the upper 60s and highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday. Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the lower 60s and highs
in the mid 70s.
Sunday. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s and highs in the mid 70s.

Long-Range computer models predict near normal temperatures next week.

Philadelphia normal (average temperatures) for September 15h : Hi 77 Low 61
Record High: 95
Record Low: 45
For more information on Philadelphia’s climate see:

Focus: Isabel
It is still too far off to make good forecasts of Isabel’s impact on the Philadelphia
area. However, Isabel is causing concern to meteorologists. Dangers at Swarthmore
could include high winds and flooding. Along the coast, Isabel could destroy
docks. For a look at what meteorologists are saying about Isabel, read the forecast
discussion from the Philadelphia National Weather Service office at:


Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle cut fries, vegan meatball sandwich, cauliflower
au grautin, green beans, vegetarian blend, seafood chowder, lentil soup, hot
wing bar, cookies

Dinner: Roast round top of beef, red bliss potatoes, chick pea sautee, Greek
pasta, asparagus, baby carrots, pizza bar, ice cream bar


1) Chloe Le Pichon ’05 leads construction of the adobe Wall
of Peace in the Crum

by Ken Patton
Gazette Reporter

The adobe Wall of Peace is a structure currently in the process of being built
in the Crum directly behind Danawell. Although it is not much of a wall yet,
the leader of the project, Chloe Le Pichon, hopes to have most of the wall finished
by the end of October.

The motivation for building the wall arose two years ago when Chloe and fellow
student Alex Edleson participated in a meditation group in the multi-cultural
center. Although they enjoyed the group, the multi-cultural center felt like
a “weird space” to meditate since the group preferred to be more
in touch with nature or in a space they felt was more personal and welcoming.
Several of the members were interested in Natural Building; therefore, they
came up with the idea of constructing their own space outdoors that could be
used for meditation as well as a place where others could hang out.

Natural Building refers to the creation of structures that use natural and
local materials, without the manufactured materials used in buildings today.
It aims at reducing the high embodied construction materials and reduces the
use of harmful chemicals used in typical buildings. With this as a base, the
group talked with the administration and eventually got approval for the project
with certain limitations.

The biggest limitation that influenced the design of the structure was a restriction
preventing the construction of a roof due to building regulations.

Most of the planning was finished last year and construction of the structure
began last spring. Facilities and Pendle Hill contributed most of the materials
necessary for the construction of the wall, and also the Religion, Art, and
Biology departments together donated around $300 to help aid the project. Last
semester the group, led by Chloe, dug the foundation for the wall and built
most of the bricks for the project out of sand, clay, and straw. This semester
the group hopes to complete the wall before Winter break; however, this depends
on how much help they can get from people in the community.

From the beginning the group planned for this to be a communal project and
so far many students, professors, and Swarthmore residents have contributed
to the effort. Part of the original goal was “to create a community within
Swarthmore centered around the Earth that we all share” said Chloe.

Anyone who wants to help is welcome to join her and others out at the structure
on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at around noon and lasting for as
long as people can stay. For more information or to join the email list for
the project, Chloe can be contacted by email at


2) Caffeine-trotting, part 1: Who has the best chai on campus?

by Christine Shin
Gazette Reporter

As the first of a multi-part feature comparing the offerings of the three campus
coffee bars, the Daily Gazette happily partakes in chai from each location and
reports its findings.

Despite its 35 to 55 mg of caffeine per serving to coffee’s 100 to 150,
chai is essential for all-nighters across campus. Just look at the trail of
people who religiously visit the three chai meccas on campus: McCabe, the Science
Center, and Kohlberg. But which coffee bar’s chai is right for you? Here’s
what we found.

McCabe’s Daily Grind features Oregon Chai’s Original Chai Black
Tea latte at the lowest price of $2.00 per cup. The gentlest of the pack, Oregon
Chai possesses a lulling combination of milk and honey–an excellent choice
for the beginning drinker, though depending on who’s on shift, it can
be a bit watery. It has 130 calories, 10 from fat, and the coffee bar provides
cup jackets to keep your fingers from burning.

The Science Center presents Chai Amore’s Tahitian Vanilla, while Kohlberg
favors the same brand’s East Indian Spice, both at $2.50 for a regular
chai and $3.50 for a double. Chai Amore is lower in calories than Oregon Chai,
at 110 total, though it has 15 fat calories compared to Oregon Chai’s
10. Chai Amore is 100% non-dairy, however, and contains 0 cholesterol, which
is a relief for vegans and dieters alike.

The Tahitian Vanilla is recommended for one who enjoys a milder taste, as it
tempers the spices with milk. But the East Indian Spice has the extra zest to
keep you awake, and it’s also available in smoothie form—the sure-fire


3) World news roundup

* Secretary of State Colin Powell refused on Sunday to give an exact timetable
for the return of Iraqi sovereignty, saying that Iraqi self-rule had to be carried
out in stages in order for it to seem legitimate. In what was his first visit
to Iraq since the ouster of Hussein, Powell spoke before both Americans and
members of the Iraqi governing council, and recognized that the Iraqis had already
taken significant steps toward rebuilding and securing their country. His statements
came in response to France, who had demanded at the United Nations security
council that Iraq be returned to self-rule in a month.

* Several developing countries walked out of the World Trade Organization talks
in Cancun, Mexico on Sunday. These countries argued that the richer nations
were failing to compromise on agriculture and other trade issues. The walk-out
most likely means that the organization will not meet its self-imposed deadline
of January 2005 for the dismantling of global trade barriers, a move which many
economists believe would help the faltering world economy.

* On Sunday most weather forecasters were agreeing that Hurricane Isabel would
hit the US East Coast in four or five days. The projected path takes Isabel
somewhere between North Carolina and New Jersey, but it may drift northward.
This hurricane has twice reached level 5, the highest possible, but may experience
a gradual weakening. The last category 5 hurricane to hit the United States
was Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Currently, Isabel hovers at a high level 4.


4) Campus events

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

Vans depart for protest against Bush
Sponsored by Sierra Club
Parrish Rose Garden, 4:20 p.m.

Carmen: Movie Screening for Spanish 1B
Kohlberg 330, 6:00 p.m.

Learning Massage Therapy
Kohlberg 328, 6:30 p.m.

University of Virgina Law School Info Session
Bond, 7:00 p.m.

Kohlberg 202, 7:00 p.m.

“Media Representation of the US-Israel/Palestine Conflict” Lecture
by Ali Abunimah
Scheuer Room, 7:30 p.m.

SAC Meeting
Kohlberg 330, 9:00 p.m.

Empty the Shelters Meeting
Kohlberg 226, 8:00 p.m.

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



1) Field Hockey loses to Lebanon Valley

by Alex Glick
Gazette Reporter

The Swarthmore field hockey team lost a tough game to the fourth-ranked Lebanon
Valley 6-1 Saturday at Clothier Field. The loss dropped the Garnet to 1-3.

Lebanon Valley jumped ahead 2-0 within the first five minutes of play as the
Flying Dutchmen were able to find holes in the Garnet defense to score on goalie
Karen Loran ’07. Swarthmore’s offense soon began to pick up, but
Lebanon Valley was able to regain control. They scored again with 3:11 left
despite some solid Swat defense. With only 34 seconds left on the clock, the
Dutchmen found the back of Swat goal again. For the second time in the half,
the Dutchmen scored off penalty corner; and the first half ended with a score
of 4-0.

Swarthmore’s game was excellent in the second half. The lone goal for
the Garnet came 5:04 into the half as Emily Szydlowski ‘05 scored off
of a Summer Spicer ‘07 assist. Swat continued to put the pressure on but
was unable to capitalize off a corner, and Lebanon Valley scored two goals at
27:54 and 26:34 on goalie Melissa LaVan ‘07 to bring the score to 6-1.
Swarthmore had great offense for the rest of the game but was unable to score.

Swarthmore will now use this week to prepare for the annual Seven Sisters Championship
held at Wellesley. The Garnet begins Centennial Conference play on September
27 at Gettysburg.


2) Garnet women dominate the tennis tourney

Swarthmore dominated the Swarthmore Invitational on Sunday as they placed five
players in the singles finals and five teams in the doubles finals.

Senior Anjani Reddy led the way as she advanced to the Flight 1 Final against
first-year teammate Sonya Reynolds. The final will be played on Tuesday. The
duo then teamed up to captured the Flight 1 doubles title with an 8-1 victory
over Delaware’s Liz Perlow and Sari Shuster.

In Flight 2 play, Caroline Celano ’04 was a 6-0, 6-4 final winner over Delaware’s
Beth Principe. Celano and Sonia Vallabh ’06 will face teammates Waverly Lutz
’07 and Kristina Pao ’04 in the flight final on Tuesday.

Emily Townsend ’06 and Vallabh will meet on Tuesday for the Flight 3 Singles
Final. The first-year doubles team of Marissa Matthews and Sara Sargent defeated
Millersville’s Morgan Burdette and Christi Lilly, 8-6 to capture the Flight
3 title.

In the only final not featuring a swattie, Millersville’s Allison Brewer defeated
Delaware’s Julia Shapiro, 7-5, 0-6, (11-9) to win the Flight 4 Singles Final.
In doubles action, Townsend and Jenna Adelberg ’06 were 8-6 winners over Delaware’s
Stefanie Riddle and Katie Rose to make seven out of the eight titles for the

The Garnet return to the court on September 27 when they travel to Mary Washington
for the ITA Regional Championship.


3) Women’s Rugby defeats UPenn

On Saturday, the A-side women’s rugby team beat UPenn 44-0. Nicole Brunda ’04,
Liz Buckner ’06, Jacqui Simonet ’05, Anna Leach ’06, Aja Peters-Mason’04, and
Olivia Toro ’05 scored for the team. The team played amazingly well together
for their first game despite bad weather.

The B-side won 22-5, with Olivia Toro ’05, Liz Buckner ’06, Liz Engelhardt
’05, and Liz Bada ’06 scoring, and key assists by Smita Ghosh ’06. After UPenn
quickly scored in the opening minutes, the team answered with 4 tries to win
the game.


4) Women’s Soccer: Garnet scores three at St. Mary’s

The Garnet used a three-goal outburst in the second half to snap a two-game
scorelessdrought in defeating St. Mary’s College 3-0 in a match played in St.
Mary’s City, MD.

Katey McCaffrey ’04 got the Garnet on the board in the 62nd minute of play
off a Julia Smith ’06 feed. Natalie Negrey ’07 scored unassisted at 69:31 and
Shavaugn Lewis ’05 tallied the final marker of the day at 87:52 from a Jane
Sachs ’07 pass to make it 3-0, Garnet.

Swat goalkeeper Catherine Salussolia ’04 turned away eight shots for the shutout
to help the Garnet improve to a 4-2 record for the season.

The Garnet host Richard Stockton on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.


5) Men’s Soccer: St. Mary’s gives a thrashing

The Seahawks (4-0) scored four goals in the first 30 minutes and never looked
back as they defeated the Garnet (1-5) 4-0 in St. Mary’s City, MD.

The Garnet return to action on Wednesday when Neumann visits Clothier Field
at 7:00 p.m.


6) Volleyball: Garnet place fourth at Richard Stockton Tournament

The unbeaten record that the Garnet was compiling came to an abrupt end as
they lost all three of their matches at Richard Stockton Tournament. The Garnet
fell 3-0 to Ricahrd Stockton and conference rivals Haverford and 3-1 to Catholic.

The Garnet return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Arcadia.


7) Upcoming contests:

There are no contests scheduled for today.

There are no contest scheduled for tomorrow.



“Sanity is a madness put to good use.”
–George Santayana


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