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Monthly archive February, 2000

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...

Pew Grant aids students in environmental research

By Katie Schomaker In the fall of 1996, Bryn Mawr received a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for the purpose of promoting environmental studies more across the campus. The final portion of this multi-year grant will be used this summer to support six students in internships and research projects involving environmental studies.

Haverford and Bryn Mawr teams join boycott of South Carolina

By Greg Kannerstein Courtesy of Haverford College

McCain, Gore win in New Hampshire

By Ariel Hansen In a surprise upset, Arizona senator John McCain commanded a 16-point lead over assumed GOP front-runner Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 1. McCain has translated this win into more than $1.2 million in fundraising, much of which was raised over the Internet, in the three...