Wednesday, April 9, 1997

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The Daily Gazette

Swarthmore College
Wednesday, April 9, 1997
Volume 1, Number 48


1) Hall stays on the Web despite injury

2) Bingo madness!


1) Yesterday’s results

2) Tomorrow’s contests


1) Hall stays on the Web despite injury

After a bout with repetitive stress injury caused by too much typing,
Justin Hall ’98 has cut back on the Web publishing that has brought him
Internet accolades (and interviews with the Wall Street Journal and Details
magazine appearing in June, among others). However, Hall continues to run
SINNERS Web seminars to teach Web design, and still updates his page
( every two days.

Taking last semester to work at a Web magazine, Electric Minds (,
Justin became part of a site rated among the top 10 of the year by Time
magazine. Still a correspondent for Electric Minds, a later issue will
feature an interview Hall had with the doctor who diagnosed his injury.
Hall had published over 2000 pieces of HTML before he slowed down last
December; now, he is reduced to using a voice interface with his computer,
which is “slow, and every time I laugh, it thinks I’m saying ‘picnic’ over
and over.”

“If I stop using the computer, [the injury] will go away, but I can’t stop
using the computer. A lot of my identity is managed through computer, the
way I research, the way I see the world is all mediated and focused with
the computer. I’ve cut back, but I won’t stop using the computer every day
until I’m in Honduras,” said Hall.

Hall plans to visit Honduras this summer, to learn Spanish, which he views
as an essential communications tool for the 21st century. Though a junior,
Hall has yet to determine his major here at Swarthmore, having considered
majoring in  “meaning,” “cultural studies,” “humanist technology,” and
“history of the future.”

As somone with two years of experience on the cutting edge of the Web
publishing industry, Hall offers himself as a resource to all those
interested in getting work in Web publishing, freelance journalism, or
related activities.


2) Bingo madness!

So you don’t want to dance to rock music this weekend. You’d rather not
drink a few beers with your buddies. And watching “The People vs.  Larry
Flynt,” the film about the publisher of Hustler magazine that will be
showing on campus this Friday night, isn’t your idea of good, clean fun.

Thanks to Swarthmore’s Catholic students, all is not lost. The Catholic
Campus Community is throwing a bingo party in Tarble-in-Clothier Friday
night, complete with prizes donated by local stores and bingo equipment
rented from the local parish, Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Prizes include a gift certificate to the College bookstore, free flowers
from the Swarthmore Flower Shop, and a basket of tools donated by
Swarthmore Hardware, said Joy Oliver ’97, one of the students organizing
the event.

Plenty of food will be served, but no alcohol. “Who needs alcohol when
you’ve got bingo?” Oliver explained.

Social Affairs Committee is funding the event, Oliver said. Admission will
be free of charge and the games begin at 9 p.m.



1)  Yesterday’s results

Swarthmore 14, Ursinus 12
After a thrashing at the hands of Ursinus five years ago, Swarthmore’s
women’s lacrosse head coach Karen Borbee made a bet with a member of the
Bears’ team:  Within five years Swarthmore would beat the national
powerhouse Bears.  Yesterday, Borbee won her bet.  Ursinus was ranked 13 in
the country coming into yesterday’s match-up, and Swarthmore had never
beaten them.

Holly Baker ’99 had a remarkable game, with six goals and two assists.
Kristen Osborne ’97 added two goals and two assists to boost the Garnet’s
record to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the Centennial Conference.  They remain
number one in conference standings.

Swarthmore 4, College of New Jersey 3
Singles wins for the Garnet came from John Derderian ’97 (#1), Steve
Richards ’99 (#3), and Greg Emkey ’99 (#5).  The doubles teams of Roger
Werner ’98 and Ed Ernst ’98, Derderian and Emkey, and John Leary ’00 and
John Temin ’00 were also victorious.  Swarthmore record breaks even at 6-6.

(from Sunday)
Swarthmore 6, M.I.T. 1

Franklin & Marshall 13, Swarthmore 11 (10 innings)
Jeremy Bonder ’97 raised his team-leading average to .439 with four hits.
Carlo Fitti ’00 hit a three-run home-run, the first of his collegiate
career, to give the Garnet an 11-8 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Fitti had two hits and five RBI on the day. Dave Giles ’98 allowed only two
earned runs in 8 1/3 innings work.

Muhlenberg 9, Swarthmore 4
Muhlenberg 8, Swarthmore 1
Michelle Walsh ’98 went 3-4 with two runs scored in the first game. Jean
Quinn ’99 added two hits and two RBI.


2)  Tonight’s and tomorrow’s contests

Men’s lacrosse hosts Franklin and Marshall in a 4 p.m. game.
Women’s tennis kick off a two-day home stand with a match against
Gettysburg at 4 p.m.
Men’s ultimate takes on Haverford on Mertz lawn at 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY (10 April)
Baseball hosts Moravian in a 3:30 game.
Golf travels to Philadelphia Pharmacy for a 1 p.m. match with Textile,
Widener, and Cabrini.
Women’s tennis plays College of New Jersey on Wharton Courts at 3:30 p.m.
Women’s lacrosse travels to Dickinson for a 4 p.m. game.


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