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Daily archive Feb 8, 2000

Fords top Mawrters in bi-co basketball showdown

By Marc Robert Friday night at Bryn Mawr’s Schwartz Gym marked the setting for a bi-co face-off between surging Bryn Mawr and Haverford squads, who combined had won five of their last six games coming into the contest. It was the Fords, however, who stole the show in Bryn Mawr’s backyard, winning 68-32 and extending...

BMC Badminton ties Swat at Championship

By Botum ChhayGuest Writer On Saturday, Feb. 5 Bryn Mawr’s badminton team participated in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Association for Women (PAIAW) Championships at Bryn Athyn College, formerly the Academy of the New Church, finishing tied with Swarthmore as the Team Trophy winner.

American Sroksrei: a window to Cambodian American youth

By Catherine Song Last Wednesday, I attended a screening of “American Sroksrei,” (rice paddy), a 15-minute pseudo-documentary on Cambodian American teenagers in South Philly. This video deals with a teen gang member torn between his “homeboys” and his girlfriend, an aspiring poet. Playing his clean-cut Cham “Mopp” Mann, a high school sophomore, is “Rocc,” the...

modest mouse and the rise of rodent rock

By Burke Nagy Modest mouse, huh? Like anyone’s ever heard of an imposing mouse or an impudent mouse? These guys must have a thing for prolixity. Either that, or they’re bent on projecting a diminutive posture similar to that of such an unassuming, lovable, furry little creature - just to ensure that no one gets...

Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown

By Elizabeth N. Saidel Woody Allen’s new movie Sweet and Lowdown starts with a shot of - surprise, surprise - none other than Woody himself. The classically neurotic and often narcissistic director and writer of this film has yet again found a way to include himself on the screen in his study of Emmet Ray...

Beyond the tenth entry: broaden your horizons, HC!

By Jen Malone The original idea was to go to the brewpub along the main drag in Conshohocken, but inclement weather faded our plans. Since when does it snow in Philadelphia? Hopefully we’ll get there next week. Meanwhile, we decided to stay close to home. Maybe a little too close. So we ended up at...

Tequila or Beer? Neither

By Sean Armour Welcome back, beer compatriots. This week we will explore a beer that is a rather new and interesting idea, but unfortunately falls very short of expectations … or does it? Brewed and bottled by Anheuser-Busch Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri, Tequiza is the newest attempt by the beer giant to crash the...

What to do, what to do?

By Geoffrey W. Melada For those of you who have sought to discover Philly’s cultural side and haven’t had time to investigate the matter, we have compiled this list of arts and entertainment offerings that are surprisingly affordable. Here are some popular theatres, museums and organizations in the city that we invite you to explore....

Extern program fosters career interests

By Suzannah Skolnik-Smith When Christine Kaminski, a Bryn Mawr freshman, signed up for an externship over winter break, she hadn’t anticipated the impact it would have. Kaminski went to Richmond. Virginia, to shadow Polly Stephens (BMC ’87), a general surgeon specializing in breast surgery. “I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the...

Rabbi Pik-Nathan introduces Hillel to the bi-college community

By Heather Lazusky While her name may be widely recognized in the bi-college community, many students have yet to meet Rabbi Marsha Pik-Nathan in person. Although Pik-Nathan took on the role of Hillel director last fall, she was away on maternity leave the first half of the semester. As a result, Pik-Nathan was simply a...

Students look inside bi-college transfer student community

By Leeza Friedman Every year, thousands of currently and formerly enrolled students apply to colleges as transfer students. Of those who endure the admissions process, few are accepted, and even fewer enroll. Competition can he rigorous, especially for small liberal arts colleges with low transfer numbers, such as Bryn Mawr and Haverford.

Asian-Americans from six colleges meet at Penn

By Lakshmi Gandhi The Asian/Pacific American Intercollegiate Organization for Networking and Empowerment, or APAIONE, 2000 conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Meyerson Hall on Saturday, Jan. 29. The purpose of the conference was to further educate students about Asian American issues and, according to the organization’s mission statement, to “unify the Asian American...