Friday, September 3, 2004

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The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Friday, September 3, 2004
Volume 9, Number 5

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1) College Corner

2) Weekend roundup

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events


1) Upcoming contests


Today: Mostly sunny.  High of 80.
Mm, Thursday night weather jokes, how I missed thee…

Tonight: Mostly clear.  High of 62.
Being humorous while burning the midnight oil…

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy.  High of 82.
Figuring out which Springsteen lyrics make good quotes…

Sunday: Partly cloudy.  High of 80.
And figuring out ways to fit details of my life into the weather joke
so I don’t have to write to my family.  Hi mom and dad!


Lunch: BBQ chicken sandwich, cottage fries, ratatouille, broccoli
mushroom casserole, fajita bar, hot and sour and cream of mushroom
soups, brownies

Dinner: Meat lasagna, breadsticks, vegetarian lasagna, curry green
beans and sietan, Thai bar, ice cream bar

1) College Corner

by Alexis Reedy
Features Editor

Interview with Michelle Kim 2008

DG: Where are you from?
Kim: Morristown, NJ

DG: How did you hear about Swat?
Kim: I heard about Swat from other students at my school that had
applied here. I really didn’t know much about the school.

DG: Did you get a chance to visit Swat before coming here?
Kim: Yeah, I visited in December when it was dark, cold and under
construction, but I still fell in love with the school.

DG: What drew you to Swat?
Kim: I have to say that the first thing that appealed to me was the
beautiful wooded setting. It seemed so peaceful. When I visited during
Ride the Tide I just sat in the Arboretum for 2 hours without anyone
disturbing me. It made me very happy. I feel like Swat is an intense
place but there are also places here to let stress go.

DG: What hall are you on? What do you think of your hall so far?
Kim: Dana 2nd. I like my hall. It’s very mellow and full of nice
people, especially the upperclassmen. They have really made an effort
to get to know me. I don’t like the fact that the halls wind around so
much. It gets me dizzy.

DG: What did you think of Orientation?
Kim: Orientation on the whole was pretty good. My CA’s were really
helpful. It was a pretty stress free time to get to meet new people,
which was really interesting. You don’t get to do that a lot unless
you  move around a lot.

DG: What didn’t you like about Orientation?
Kim: I thought that the information sessions got to be pretty redundant
and were generally pretty vague. They all said “Swat is intense but
manageable.” I wanted to hear something different. It just wasn’t very

DG: What about that swim test?
Kim: I actually kind of liked the swim test. It was nice to just be
swimming. It’s not like there is any place to drown around here, though.

DG: What classes are you in right now?
Kim: I’m in Chem 10H Seminar, Math 6B, Intro Japanese, and Bioethics.

DG: What was your best summer vacation?
Kim: This past one. I didn’t have any summer school. I just had a lot
of fun with my friends. I even threw my own graduation party. It was
the most relaxing summer I’ve ever had.

DG: What are you reading right now?
Kim: I’m reading The King of Torts by John Grisham, which is about this
public defense lawyer in DC who dreams of more in life. He ends up with
this class action suit that makes him a millionaire overnight. I’m also
reading The Daria Diaries which is a book based off of the MTV show
“Daria”. It’s basically sketches of her life at Lawndale. Lots of fun.

DG: What’s your favorite book?
Kim: The Scarlet Pimpernel. It has a happy ending, which I like. It’s a
pretty entertaining book to read. It’s one of those stories where
knowing that the hero will succeed in the end doesn’t cheapen the story.

DG: What’s one thing that people won’t generally know about you?
Kim: I’m a football fan. I love the Eagles. I would really love to go
see one of their games while I’m here at Swat.

DG: What’s your favorite word?
Kim: Squeegee.

DG: What’s your least favorite word?
Kim: Moist.


2) Weekend roundup

by Victoria Swisher
Living and Arts Editor

additional reporting by Megan Mills
Gazette Reporter

After five whole days of classes, each and every one of you is probably
ready for a fresh taste of the air outside the bubble. There is a
reason for every kind of student to get off campus this weekend. 
New students: check out the awesome city that is Philadelphia; it gives
your college experience some extra spice. Returning students: tired of
the Swarthmore scene already?  Scamper around the city and
discover your new favorite weekend hangout.

Without a doubt, the place to be this weekend is The Fringe Festival.
It starts today and runs through September 18th, so if you’d rather
stay on campus this weekend (and as you’ll learn later, there are good
reasons to do so) you’ve got a bit more time to see it.  At the
festival, you can choose to view entertainment in seven categories:
Dance, Buskers and Happenings, Interdisciplinary, Music, Spoken Word,
Theatre, and Visual/Film. A number of Swatties and alumni are
participating in the Festival as well, so be sure to lend your support!
For a schedule of events, you can go to

For those students who wish to indulge the homebody within after a
hectic journey to Swarthmore, unpacking, and a rushed week of
classes,  there is plenty of entertainment on campus to
satisfy.  See for yourself that there is magic on Swarthmore
campus at the Mike Super magician show, Friday night at 9:00 p.m in
LPAC cinema.  If you already find yourself needing something to
laugh about (yes, I know those seminars are stressful), Swarthmore
College has kindly thought of your mental health and is bringing two
stand-up comedians to campus Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. in LPAC
Cinema–Angelo Lozada and Robbie Printz.

If you feel the need for a something a little mellower, Norah Jones is
in town this Saturday at the Mann Center. Her crooning vocals can
soothe even the roughest homework assignment right out of your system,
and this early in the semester, you can afford the tickets, even after
buying books. You can find more information through her official
website at

So have fun, be safe, and set a good fun-having precedent for the rest
of the semester!


3) World news roundup

*President Bush accepted his party’s nomination for president on
Thursday night. He was introduced by NY Governor George Pataki, who
praised the president and denounced his opponent for flipping his
positions on issues. President Bush’s speech focused on both national
and international affairs, with half of the speech directed to each. In
addition to urging the American people to help him build a safer world,
Bush used the rhetoric of “compassionate conservatism” in order to
outline a plan that would improve people’s lives through better
education, health insurance and job training.
*Tens of thousands of Florida residents fled from their homes on
Thursday, anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Frances. The number of
people asked to evacuate is the largest ever in the state’s history,
and the potential damage is just compounded by the fact that Hurricane
Charley, another Category 4 storm, severely damaged much of Florida
just two weeks ago.  Inland hotel rooms and shelters are quickly
filling up, as residents leave coastal areas, but gas is also in short
supply throughout the state. Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral
closed in anticipation of the storm, and for the first time ever not
even an emergency crew was left behind to supervise the station. But
Florida Governor Jeb Bush tried to put a positive spin on the
situation, proclaiming Florida “a pretty darn nice place to live…
this is part of the price we pay, I guess, for living in paradise.”

*In Southern Russia on Thursday, hostages remained trapped inside a
school. Though 26 of the youngest children have been released from
their captivity, most of the rest of the town’s children remain inside.
Russian officials denied that they planned to take the school back by
force, as they did during a hostage situation in a Moscow theater in
2002, but the parents of the children are still afraid that this is a


4) Campus events


Mike Super
LPAC, 9:00 p.m.


Comedy Double Header: Angelo Lozada and Robbie Printz
LPAC, 9:00 p.m.


Earthlust Crum Woods Wak
Sharples, 1:00 p.m.

ML Bike Sale
Mary Lyon, 2:00 p.m.



1) Upcoming contests

Volleyball at Moravian Tournament (vs. Moravian), 3:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Moravian Tournament (vs. St. Mary’s), 7:00 p.m.

Volleyball at Moravian Tournament
Men’s Tennis hosts Tim Berman Memorial, 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Soccer hosts SUNY-Cortland (Swarthmore Kick-Off 2004), 1:00 p.m.
Field Hockey at Goucher, 1:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer hosts SUNY-Farmingdale (Garnet Soccer Alumni Classic),
7:00 p.m.

Men’s Tennis hosts Tim Berman Memorial, 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Soccer hosts consolation game (Swarthmore Kick-Off 2004), 10:00
Women’s Soccer hosts championship (Swarthmore Kick-Off 2004), 12:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer hosts Wesley (Garnet Soccer Alumni Classic), 4:30 p.m.


“Sailing is not a lifestyle, it’s a life with style.”
–Phil Myerson


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