Friday, March 19, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, March 19, 2004
Volume 8, Number 105

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Today’s issue:


1) Weekend roundup

2) World news roundup

3) Campus events


1) Women’s lacrosse crushes Neumann

2) Nasty weather interferes with game schedules

3) Upcoming contests


Today: Snow likely. High of 42.
So, my health troubles continue…

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low of 25.
Apparently, I have an iron deficiency!

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High of 48.
So now I have to start taking these Ferrous Sulfate pills to get

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High of 52.
But, believe you me, all of the warnings on the package about how they
can knock a toddler on his fanny certainly have raised some doubts in
my mind about how effective they’ll be…


Lunch: Beef with broccoli, jasmine rice, three bean casserole,
eggplant creole, navy bean and mushroom barley soups, wrap bar, lemon

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


1) Weekend roundup

by Jonathan Ference
Living and Arts Editor

That first week after break is always the hardest. Your brain is
just a bit sluggish, homework is a foreign concept, and the last 15
minutes of those Tuesday-Thursday classes are bruuuuutal. What better
thing to do than kick back? Worry about getting back into the swing of
things NEXT week…the weekend roundup is here!

If you are just looking to ease back into the Swat bubble, pay your
respects to the world’s largest landscaped city park. Yes, it’s right
here in Philadelphia, and it’s called Fairmount Park. Technically, all
of Philadelphia’s smaller parks form the system that is collectively
referred to as Fairmount, but who cares? Spring will be in the air on
Sunday (take your Screw honey!), and Philly’s parks are beautiful.
hop a SEPTA or a car ride, and go.

Want to shake things up a bit on the culinary side? Check out
“America’s Greatest Public Market”, the Reading Terminal Market. This
Center City locale has everything from fresh produce to meats and even
crafts. Markets have always played a big role in Philly’s history;
Reading Terminal is one of the most historic and most well-known. Rock
the SEPTA to Market Street East and follow the signs, or visit,
and bring me back some fresh strawberries!

If you’re hanging around campus, two events might really catch your
eye. Male a cappella studs Sixteen Feet will be performing in Lang
Concert Hall Friday night at 8:00 p.m.; their shows are always a good
time. Saturday will bring the aroma of blind love to Sharples, and even
if you’ve already got a ball and chain of your own, the hilarity that
will ensue at dinner and the dance is not to be missed.

That’s it for this weekend…I’ll be in Sharples looking like a fool
Saturday night with the rest of y’all…


2) World news roundup

* Pakistani troops believe they may have cornered al Qaeda’s
second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri. al-Zawahri was one of Osama bin
Laden’s top strategists and is suspected to have played a large role in
planning the attacks on September 11. The troops have someone cornered
in a mud fort in Waziristan, a remote area on Afghanistan’s border, and
due to the fierce resistance encountered they believe it to be
al-Zawahri. The capture of al-Zawahri would be major boon for the U.S.
and divert attention away from the controversy surrounding the war in

* City officials in San Francisco have put in a request to the
California Supreme Court to continue to allow gay marriages until the
issue is resolved in court. Court justices had recently stopped the
marriages, arguing that the court needed to decide whether San
Francisco mayor had overstepped his boundaries by defying state law and
issuing the marriage licenses. A decision on the issue would need to
work its way through the lower courts first, a process that would take
over a year. The California Supreme Court will resolve this at a
hearing in either May or June.

* A recent study on wildlife in Britain has led researches to
believe that species are becoming extinct at a much faster rate than
previously thought. As part of the study, over 20,000 volunteers in all
parts of Britain, Wales, and Scotland surveyed the populations of
numerous native wildlife and plants. In the majority of the cases the
populations were lower than expected, and in a few cases the species
were missing altogether. The scientists heading the experiment theorize
that the impact of humans may lead to the sixth major extinction event
on Earth.

* On Thursday evening, a 100-foot diameter asteroid passed within
26,500 miles of the Earth-the closest flyby on record. The asteroid,
known as 2004 FH, was first spotted during a routine survey on Monday
and was quickly determined by NASA to be harmless. The announcement
created a flurry of activity for professional astronomers, many of whom
spent Wednesday preparing for the event. The asteroid will pass within
the moon’s orbit, allowing astronomers an extremely close view. NASA
officials have not yet determined is 2004 FH will collide with the
earth in the future, but if so it will most likely burn up in the


3) Campus events

Living Wage Panel Discussion
LPAC Cinema, 12:30 p.m.

Earthlust Crum Clean-Up
Meet in front of Martin, 1:00 p.m.

Lecture: The Mobilization of Nature
Science Center 101, 4:30 p.m.

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

“Changing Careers”
Science Center 101, 6:30 p.m.

Ellipsis Coffeehouse
Paces, 7:00 p.m.

Movie Screening: The Last Samurai
LPAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Sixteen Feet Concert
Lang Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Anime/Manga Club Screening: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Kohlberg 228, 9:00 p.m.

Love Stories Screening: Jane Eyre
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.

Pre-Screw Vertigogo Show
Science Center 101, 7:30 p.m.

Emergent Cinema Film Marathon
Science Center 101, 9:00 p.m.

Upper Tarble, 10:00 p.m.

Student Breakfast and Quaker Meeting: Krispy Kreme, fruit, and drinks
Quaker Meeting House, 9:30 a.m.

Catholic Mass
Bond, 11:00 a.m.

Jonathan R. Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship
LPAC, 11:00 a.m. (keynote)

Music in Bond
Bond, 2:00 p.m.

Living Wage Campaign Meeting
Trotter 303, 8:00 p.m.

Orchestra 2001 Performance
Lang Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.
The fifth annual Jonathan R. Lax Conference on Entrepreneurship will be
held on Sunday, March 21 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Lang Performing
Arts Center. The conference will begin with a keynote address by
Randall Larrimore ’69, who until 2002 served as president and CEO of
United Stationers Inc., a Fortune 500 company. His address is titled
“Taking the Crum to the Boardroom.” The conference will also feature
two concurrent panels — “Internet Prophets Talk Net Profits” and
“Working Green: Business and Environmental Responsibility.” The
conference will conclude with a closing panel, “Business without
Borders.” For a detailed schedule and information on the speakers,
visit the conference web site at



1) Women’s lacrosse crushes Neumann

The women’s lacrosse team easily dispatched Neumann College 15 to 4
on Thursday night, scoring eight times before Neumann was able to score
once. Jackie Kahn ’04 led the Garnet with five goals, while sophomore
Heidi Feiselmann contributed three goals and three assists.

After Neumann scored for the first time with 7:31 left in the first
half, Swarthmore extended its lead to 12-1 with 22:19 left in the game,
before trading points with Neumann to finish it out.

Senior co-captain Kahn marked her 100th career goal at Swarthmore
with her fifth of the game. She currently holds the 11th all-time spot
in school history. Additionally, freshman Athena Samaras impressed
spectators by scoring three goals in her first appearance at Clothier
Field. Swat goalie Jenn Hart fended off seven shots in 52 minutes of
play, allowing three points.

The women’s lacrosse team next plays at Gettysburg in their first
Centennial Conference match of the season at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.


2) Nasty weather interferes with game schedules

Adding to a growing list of cancellations and postponements this
week, the softball game scheduled for today against Widener was
postponed until April 27 at 4:00 p.m. The Golf team’s match at USP was
cancelled and has not yet been rescheduled.


3) Upcoming contests

There are no contests scheduled for today.

Softball hosts DeSales (DH), 1:00 p.m.

Men’s lacrosse hosts Manhattanville, 1:00 p.m.



“A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire
of the end will point out the means.”
–William Hazlitt


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