Monday, September 27, 2004

The Daily Gazette
Swarthmore College
Monday, September 27, 2004
Volume 9, Number 21


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NEWS IN BRIEF

1) Storage sale raises impressive amount for charity

2) Bike thefts mar period of low crime

3) World news roundup

4) Campus events

SPORTS IN BRIEF

1) Fired-up Bullets defeat Swat field hockey

2) Women’s rugby shuts down Penn

3) Hobbs finishes a strong second to lead women’s cross
country

4) Men’s cross country places eleventh at Paul Short

5) Bullets shoot down men’s soccer’s streak

6) Gettysburg tops women’s soccer

7) Volleyball downed by McDaniel

8) Upcoming contests

WEATHER FORECAST

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
simply unacceptable.

SHARPLES MENU

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
cream bar

NEWS REPORT

1) Storage sale raises impressive amount for charity

by Maile Arvin
Gazette Reporter

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
www.abetterchance.org).

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.

*****

2) Bike thefts mar period of low crime

by Andrew Quinton
Gazette Reporter

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.

*****

3) World news roundup

*US army officials announced on Sunday that they are considering
shortening the
length of tours for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to
problems
with troop retention and recruitment, officials admit that they are now
thinking of shortening the tours to somewhere between six and nine
months.
Deliberations on this issue continue however as other officials argue
that the
current volatile situations in those countries requires troops to spend
at
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
Marine
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
countries
to come and help aid in peackeeping in Darfur, the wartorn region of
that
country. The envoy, Jan Pronk, believes that in order to restore peace
and
order Sudan needs the help of a large number of African Union troops.
The
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
Hurricane Jeanne.
With winds of up to 120 mph, Jeanne wreaked havoc over much of the
central part
of the state. That is also the region where Hurricane Frances hit, over
Labor
Day, just three weeks ago. Flooding is the main concern with Jeanne, as
well as
the 1.5 million people who have already lost power throughout the
state. Many
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
state
has already survived this season.

*****

4) Campus events

ASME meeting
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.

SATO meeting
Kohlberg 228, 8:00 p.m.

Earthlust meeting
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.

*****

SPORTS UPDATE

1) Fired-up Bullets defeat Swat field hockey

by Cara Tigue
Gazette Reporter

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.

*****

2) Women’s rugby shuts down Penn

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.

*****

3) Hobbs finishes a strong second to lead women’s
cross country

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.

*****

4) Men’s cross country places eleventh at Paul Short

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).

*****

5) Bullets shoot down men’s soccer’s streak

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
losing effort.

*****

6) Gettysburg tops women’s soccer

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.

*****

7) Volleyball downed by McDaniel

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.

*****

8) Upcoming contests

Today:
There are no contests scheduled for today.

Tomorrow:
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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