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The Daily Gazette
Monday, September 27, 2004
Volume 9, Number 21
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NEWS IN BRIEF
SPORTS IN BRIEF
Today: Partly cloudy. High of 78.
The men’s soccer team suffered a tough loss on Saturday, but it was
another defeat that should affect all Swatties.
Tonight: Showers. Low of 65.
The Gettysburg warmup CD contained several pieces of “world music”, in
sharp contrast to our hard rock selections.
Tomorrow: Heavy rain. High of 74.
Losing at soccer once in a while is okay, but getting out-cultured is
Lunch: Meatball sandwich, crinkle fries, veganball sandwich,
cauliflower au gratin, green beans, vegetarian blend, pizza bar, cookies
Dinner: roasted pork loin, sweet potato whip, garbanzo bean casserole,
butternut squash and sage orzo, baby carrots, asparagus, taco bar, ice
by Maile Arvin
The SAC and RA-sponsored storage sale attracted a large crowd of
students to the top of Parrish beach yesterday afternoon between 1:00
and 4:00. Post-brunch groups walking up from Sharples stopped by to
sift through piles of clothing, furniture, books and anything else that
might ever be left behind in a dorm storage room. The persistent and
lucky were rewarded with rare finds: a golden-hued bowling ball, a rice
cooker, a jaunty blazer, tie and cap ensemble, a vinyl collection of
Disney soundtracks. RAs hawked tattered copies of Foucault and
highlighted Bio textbooks while those who had delighted in buying bulky
bookcases and suitcases searched for friendly help in dragging
purchases back to the dorms.
Most items were a dollar, and though furniture and appliances cost a
bit more, few had reason to haggle. Nevertheless, the total profits
from the sale are considerable: $1445.64. Jyoti Gupta ‘05, who
coordinated the sale along with Myra Vallianos ‘05, expressed in an
email her thanks to everyone who participated, and noted that there are
many items remaining on Parrish Beach free for the taking, though she
and Myra will continue to accept donations. All of the proceeds will be
going towards ABC House, Gupta said— a local organization that provides
housing and support for academically talented high school students from
disadvantaged backgrounds (for more information, see
The Mary Lyon RAs also organized a separate storage sale which took
place at ML from 3:00 to 5:00. Wee Chua ’06 affirmed that the ML sale
made a little over a hundred dollars, and that these proceeds will be
added to the donation being made to ABC House.
by Andrew Quinton
Three bicycles have been stolen from students since the start of the
academic year. Two of the bikes were taken while their owners briefly
entered a building, while the third was locked. “It’s hard to recover
the stolen property in cases like this because there are rarely any
useful witnesses. We’ve informed the police and hopefully something
will turn up,” said Director of Public Safety Owen Redgrave. Other than
the bike thefts, there has been little on-campus crime this year aside
from people leaving things lying around and coming back to find that
they have mysteriously disappeared. “The easiest way to avoid crime is
to always keep your valuables with you or out of sight,” noted
Redgrave. Students who wish to engrave their name into their items can
stop by Public Safety to borrow an engraver.
*US army officials announced on Sunday that they are considering
length of tours for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to
with troop retention and recruitment, officials admit that they are now
thinking of shortening the tours to somewhere between six and nine
Deliberations on this issue continue however as other officials argue
current volatile situations in those countries requires troops to spend
least 12 months on the ground at a time. The question first arose when
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sent a memoranda to the Army and
Corps asking why the average tour of duty for the Marines was shorter.
*On Sunday, The United Nations envoy to Sudan called on other African
to come and help aid in peackeeping in Darfur, the wartorn region of
country. The envoy, Jan Pronk, believes that in order to restore peace
order Sudan needs the help of a large number of African Union troops.
United Nations will consider this week what actions to take against the
Sudanese government, including possible sanctions.
*Five people died in Florida over the weekend as the result of
With winds of up to 120 mph, Jeanne wreaked havoc over much of the
of the state. That is also the region where Hurricane Frances hit, over
Day, just three weeks ago. Flooding is the main concern with Jeanne, as
the 1.5 million people who have already lost power throughout the
of Florida’s residents are living in shelters due to lost electricity or
damaged homes, due to both Jeanne and the three earlier hurricanes the
has already survived this season.
Hicks 211, 6:00 p.m.
Film Studies evening screening: The Birds
LPAC Cinema, 7:00p.m.
Swarthmore College Bowl
Kohlberg 202, 7:00 p.m.
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.
Kohlberg 115, 8:30 p.m.
Swing Dance Club Class
Upper Tarble, 9:00 p.m.
Feminist Majority meeting
Kohlberg 226, 10:00 p.m.
Swil movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Science Center 101, 10:00 p.m.
by Cara Tigue
The Garnet fell to the #15 nationally ranked Gettysburg Bullets 5-0 on
Saturday afternoon. Despite a tremendous effort and a banner hung over
Clothier Field that read, “Fight, score, win, together!” Swarthmore was
unable to find the back of the cage.
Gettysburg got on the board first with a Becky Latta goal just 29
seconds into the game. The Garnet struggled to find scoring
opportunities as the Bullets controlled the ball for most of the half.
Kelley Michel scored again for the Bullets off a Katie Lowe assist at
22:16, and Maura Downey added the final goal of the first half at 1:46
to make it 3-0 Gettysburg at half time.
Swarthmore continued to fight in the second half and was able to get
several good shots on goal. Emily Szydlowski ’05, Julia Morrison ’07,
Lindsay Roth ’07 and Neema Patel ’07 all played well for the Garnet
offense, but were unable to capitalize on the scoreboard. Gettysburg
regained control of the momentum as the half wore on. A Lauren Ebu
penalty stroke with 9:42 remaining in the second half made it 4-0
Gettysburg. Bridget Sidel rounded out the scoring for the Bullets,
adding a goal with just 5:00 left in the game.
Karen Lorang ’07 had 15 saves in goal for the Garnet while Gettysburg
goalkeeper Katherine Corkhill recorded 6 saves for the shutout.
Swarthmore is now 5-2 overall and 0-1 in the Centennial Conference.
They will try to even their conference record on Tuesday when they take
on the Owls of Bryn Mawr at 4:00 p.m.
The women’s rugby team defeated their opponents from UPenn this weekend
12-10 (A-Side) and 5-0 (B-Side). Myra Vallianos ’05 and Ele Forbes ’05
each scored a try for Swarthmore. Katie Merrick earned a conversion to
round out the scoring for the A-Side. In the B-Side game, Reena Nadler
’06 scored the only try.
Sarah Hobbs ’06 earned second place in Division II/II at the Lehigh
University Paul Short Run as Swarthmore earned fourth place overall.
Carrie Ritter ’06 finished 23rd overall. Elizabeth Gardner ’06 (30th),
Pam Davis ’07 (37th), and Emily Wistar ’06 (38th) all raced well to
give the Garnet their top-four finish.
The men’s cross country team placed eleventh overall this weekend at
the Paul Short Run. James Golden ’05 had a 39th place finish to lead
the Garnet. Keefe Keely was the second Swat runner to cross the finish
line (60th place).
The men’s soccer team saw their 5-game unbeaten streak come to an end
on Saturday at Gettysburg college, losing by a 1-0 margin. The loss
dropped the Garnet to 4-1-1 and 1-1 in Centennial Conference play.
Swarthmore controlled play throughout the first half but was unable to
create any good scoring chances. In the second half, Gettysburg took
over, with Brad Tabor netting the eventual game-winner at 50:28. A late
charge by the Garnet failed to tie the game. Nick Wells-Bundtzen made 3
saves for the shutout, and Nate Shupe ’05 turned 5 shots aside in the
Swarthmore’s women’s soccer team fell 6-0 by Gettysburg on Saturday to
bring their conference record to an even 1-1; the team is 3-5 overall.
Kristen Traband ’08 saved seven shots for the Garnet in the loss.
The Garnet women’s volleyball team lost to McDaniel 3-1 this past
weekend (22-30, 27-30, 30-20, 23-30). Erica George ’07 continued to
show strong offense with 19 kills and 28 digs. Emily Conlon ’06 also
helped the cause with 29 assists overall. The Garnet will travel to
Bryn Mawr on Tuesday night for a 7:00 p.m. contest.
There are no contests scheduled for today.
Field Hockey at Bryn Mawr, 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer hosts Muhlenberg, 7:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Bryn Mawr, 7:00 p.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“They killed my father, and now they’re coming after me.”
–Marty Nolan, lifetime Boston Red Sox fan
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