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Monthly archive February, 2000

Beyond the tenth entry

By Erin Moran Welcome back, devoted reader. I’m sure you were concerned about our articles recent absence on the Bi-Co beer page. Never fear - we are back, and ready to start drinking. Heavily. This week we traveled back to Manayunk for a “total evening” extravaganza. Yes, that’s right, we managed to escape to Old...

Old Brewery Tadcaster

By Sean Armour Welcome back, beer compatriots. This week we will explore a famous brew from the prime beer region of Great Britain. Brewed and bottled at Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Tadcaster, Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter is an excellent winter weather brew. Samuel Smith’s brews are made in a very interesting way, and the flavors...

The Invention of Love

By Geoffrey W. Melada Recently, I paid an extended visit to the Wilma Theater at its new home on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Arts where Tom Stoppard is currently in residence. The playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Shakespeare in Love” is here in anticipation of the East Coast premier of his new play “The Invention of...

Merion Green Snowball fight is a time- frozen tradition revived

By Leeza Friedman When President Vickers mailed out Christmas cards with a photograph of “The Great Merion Snowball Fight of 1920,” she probably never expected that it would inspire students to reenact it. She probably never expected that her card had the potential to begin a new tradition, either, but that is exactly what happened...

Student introduces multiple personalities of Bryn Mawr’s McBrides

By Kim Peters Welcome to the first installment of the new column about the Katherine E. McBride Scholars Degree Program at Bryn Mawr. Hopefully, this column will increase awareness of the program and stimulate conversation between McBrides and the faculty, staff, and traditionally-aged students on both the Bryn Mawr and Haverford campuses.

Legend of Merion Ghost continues to haunt Bryn Mawr

By Leeza Friedman Quite a lot has been said about the fate of Lillian Vickers. Since her death in 1901, the Bryn Mawr community has speculated not only about the mysterious details of her death, but also about the notion that she haunts the third floor of Merion Hall.

Y2K preparations at HC successful

By Ariel Hansen In the fall of 1998, Haverford College formed a committee to deal with what was beginning to look like a potential problem the possibility that computers might react disastrously to a series of dates in 1999 and 2000.

Erdman construction nears completion

By Christine McCluskey Students came back to Bryn Mawr after Winter Break to find Erdman ‘s temporary front doors replaced by the new, wooden doors long promised. Finishing touches on the doors were completed last week, according to Amber Carmo ’01, one of the presidents of Erdman. The doors are part of a larger project...

Approval of low power FM opens up broadcasting opportunities

By Liz Hunt The Federal Communications Committee has decided to offer low-power FM signals to small radio stations that have been unable to obtain a frequency on a previously very crowded FM dial. The decision may pave the way for Haverford’s own incipient radio station, WHRC, to increase its number of listeners using one of...

Bryn Mawr and Haverford Crime Blotter

By Bryn Mawr College

INSC likely to proceed to permit processing in February

By Ariel Hansen On Jan. 10, the Haverford Township Planning Commissioners approved a modification to the township’s height ordinance in an institutional zone, allowing the plans for the Integrated Natural Science Center to proceed at Haverford College. The modification will allow the construction of buildings of 60 feet or five stories. This will be permitted...

Honor Council survey reveals cheating’s prevalence at HC

By Tom Goodhue Haverford Honor Council recently compiled and presented the results of a survey taken to assess the type and extent of cheating at the college. Over 40 percent of the student body responded to the survey and 8.2 percent of the respondents admit to cheating at some time during their academic career at...