Friday, October 31, 2003

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, October 31, 2003
Volume 8, Number 40

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Today’s issue:


1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny. High around 70.
Unwitting Spec: So, do students here dress up like this often?

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 50s.
Swat Tour Guide: Yeah, it’s pretty much par for the course. Nothing you wouldn’t
see any other day.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High in the 70s.
US: You mean every day is like Halloween?

Sunday: Still partly cloudy. High again in the 70s.
STG: It’s Halloween?!? I knew I missed something living in McCabe.


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

Dinner: Tandori chicken, oven roasted potatoes, tabouleh, baby carrots, peas,
pizza bar, cream pies


1) Weekend roundup

by Evelyn Khoo
Living and Arts Editor

All costumed up and nowhere to go? If you’re pumped with Halloween enthusiasm
and the four hours you’re going to spend at the S&ML Halloween party simply
isn’t enough, the Daily Gazette has just the solution to soothe your restless
spirit (pun intended.) Happy Halloween!

***The Philly shuttle is up and running! Secure your place on the fun bus at


Head bang to the sounds of the Young Werewolves with the Ben Edwards Trio,
the Sharkskins and J.D.’s & the Rocketbras at La Tazza 108, 108 Chestnut
Street. Want to a do a bit more all-body jiggling? Then check out the First
Annual Halloween Frank Zappa Dance Party, presented by the Paul Green School
of Rock Music, 8:00 p.m. at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street. For a bit more
sit-down action, check out graphic novelist Lynda Barry’s reading at Sharpless
Auditorium, Haverford College, 7:30 p.m.


Take a break from the scary stuff and watch a clasical Japanese dance concert,
presented by Roko Kawai and Sachiyo Ito at 8:00 p.m. at the Painted Bride Arts
Center, 230 Vine Street. The performance will be followed by a post-performance
discussion….sushi and refreshments to be provided! For more information, call
(215) 925-9914.


Haven’t got enough of the gore? Then a post-Halloween horror punk show is definitely
for you! Check out ‘Oh The Horror! A night of blood, gore, and madness, with
Penis Flytrap, the Deep Eynde, Secret Cervix, Live Not on Evil, and Famous in
Vegas. Plus special guests.’ at the Rotunda, 8:00 p.m. So get back in costume
and head down to the party before getting back into your own skin Monday morning.


2) World news roundup

* The House is set to vote on Friday on President Bush’s proposed 87 billion
dollar budget for aid to Iraq and Afghanistan. A proposal to make half of the
money given to Iraq a loan, not a grant, was eliminated in final negotiations.
The House is certain to pass the budget, though Democrats have criticized it
for not including enough controls on how the money is spent. After the House
passage, the bill will move to the Senate and then to President Bush, both of
which are expected to give their approval to the bill.

* The economy is now believed to have rapidly accelerated its growth from July
to September, with the gross domestic product growing 7.2 percent. Economists
attributed the gain to rock-bottom interest prices, as well as President Bush’s
third round of tax cuts. The unemployment rate, at 6.1 percent, still needs
improvement, but the payrolls did grow by 57,000 jobs in September.

* The suicide attacks in Baghdad this week used tactics employed by Al-Qaeda,
a US counterterrorism expert said on Thursday. The New York Times reported that
senior US officials believe that this means that Saddam is still alive and behind
the attacks.


3) Campus events


Sociology/Anthropology Cooking Demo
Bond Kitchen, 10:30 a.m.

‘Globalization and Violence’ Conference Presentations:
“The New Barbarians: Piracy and Terrorism on the North African Frontier”
by Paul Silverstein, Reed College

“Bioavailability, Operability, and Questions of Scale”
by Lawrence Cohn, University of California, Berkeley

“Terror of the Everyday: Fantasies of Corporal and Social Dissolution
in Witchcraft and Bioterrorism Narratives”
by Gregory Starrett, University of North Carolina

Scheuer Room, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

‘China’s Sacred Mountains, Hermit Tradition, and Zen Monasteries’: Slide show
and lecture by Bill Porter, Buddhist Translator
Kohlberg 115, 2:00 p.m.

Trick-or-Treating against the FTAA (petitioning)
Meet on Parrish Steps, 6:30 p.m.

Movie Committee Film Showing: “The Ring”
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

P(P)Re-Halloween Party
PPR Basement, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vertigogo Show
Science Center 101, 8:30 p.m.

Anime Club Halloween Contest
Science Center Coffee Bar, 9:00 p.m.

S & ML Halloween Party
Mary Lyons, 10:00 p.m.


College Football Tailgate Extravaganza
Delta Upsilon, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Muslim Student Association Ramadan Dinner (Iftar) and Informational
Bond, 5:00 p.m.

Piano Recital: Catherine Kautsky, professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

SOCA Party
Olde Club, 10:00 p.m.


Shakespeare in the Crum
IC Fragrance Garden, 3:30 p.m.
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1) Upcoming Contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Field Hockey at F&M, 11:30 a.m.
Cross Country in Centennial Conference Championships at Muhlenberg, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer at Haverford, 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer hosts Villa Julie, 3:00 p.m.

There are no contests scheduled for Sunday.



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