Week in Sports: Men’s Lacrosse Team Starts Off Season With a Win

On Saturday, sophomore Kenyetta Givans earned two gold medals to lead the Swarthmore women’s indoor track team to a seventh place finish at the Centennial Conference Championships. The men’s indoor track team earned eighth place in the Centennial Conference Championships. The men’s lacrosse team (1-0) got its season off to a winning start by defeating Eastern (0-1) 8-2 on Saturday night. The women’s tennis team (2-0) defeated Oberlin College (3-4) at the Mullan Center 8-1 on Sunday.

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An Oresteia: Classical Roller Coaster Plunges Into Modernity

An Oresteia begins with a clattering rush of noise and a burst of live music. As the players file onstage to the wistful strains of “Surfer Girl,” it soon becomes apparent that this Oresteia is unlike any other Oresteia. In the grand, hallucinatory tradition of David Lynch, the Honors Directing Thesis of Louis Jargow ’10 injects a jolt of pop modernity into a heterogeneous retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy.

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Screw Your Roommate 2010: In Video

Y’know those awkward moments, where you’re meeting someone for the first time, for a first date? The uncertainty before your eyes first meet? The weight of your very first words to each other? The curious penumbra between said first encounter and the termination of your date, wherein all the magic truly occurs? Yeah, imagine those. Over. And. Over. Again. In a lobster costume. Or bunny ears. Or—worst of all—a Snuggie. You’ll then have something roughly approximating the Gazette’s 2010 Screw Video. “Enjoy.”

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Rock’n’Rimbaud: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

Even if you aren’t a fan of memoirs (which I’m not) and not a Patti Smith fanatic (ditto), Smith’s memoir Just Kids is worthwhile if only for a handful of grit from the late 60s and 70s of New York. It tells the story of singer Patti Smith and her photographer friend Robert Mapplethorpe just before they became famous. Smith came to New York after dropping out of college and giving a baby up for adoption, and Mapplethorpe came to study commercial art and to escape staid and sour family life.

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