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Princeton: Expect to be challenged for league lead by healthy Quakers

An open letter to the students of Princeton University:A year ago we published an article in your paper filled with insults and personal attacks against your student body because we knew our team was a year away from being ready to compete with your team.One year later, the Quakers are ready to resume the premier rivalry in all of Ivy League sports.Meanwhile, your pathetic writer is too busy thinking of cliched and tired insults ? his garbage is on this page somewhere.In fact, he highlights exactly why Princeton will not run over Penn tonight as it has every other Ivy opponent.Princeton, and its basketball team, is too interested in its image.Meanwhile, the 1997-98 Quakers are gritty survivors.That Penn even has the chance to tie for the Ivy League lead tonight is a testament to its perseverance through injury and setback.Sophomore Geoff Owens, who was forced to sit out the season after being diagnosed with hypertension, was just the first and most prominent Quaker player to be confined to the pine.

SPORTS | 02/16/1998

Regulations hinder new hoagie agency

It is common knowledge that starting your own business can be a difficult task. It can be even harder if the organization you are starting is another campus food delivery service.The Hoagie Haven Delivery Agency, created by Tom Johnson '00 and Josh Greenhill '00, has run into more than a few problems with the University's regulations regarding student-operated businesses and it only began business last night."The Student Agencies office hasn't been very helpful," said Dan Lips '00, an employee of the organization.

NEWS | 02/16/1998

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Penn's Jordan keys attack, poses threat to men's hoops' Ivy season

The men's basketball team is in the midst of a dream season. Princeton is currently in the top 10 and has yet to be threatened in the Ivy League.But tonight, the Tigers host arch-rival Penn, which can, by beating Princeton, destroy the dream, strip the Tigers of their national ranking and grab a piece of the Ivy League lead.And if there's one Quaker player the Tigers fear, it's sophomore point guard Michael Jordan, the league's leading scorer."He's fast, he's strong, he can make his shot, he can go either way," Princeton assistant coach John Thompson '88 said. Better with ageLast year, Jordan was named Ivy Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.1 points per game.

SPORTS | 02/16/1998

Women's hockey drops one to Dartmouth, tops BC, 6-4

In Baker Rink this weekend it was business as usual for the women's hockey team ? one win, one loss.Princeton's weekend was quite familiar as the Tigers were plagued with slow starts and failed scoring opportunities early in each of the games.After being shut out once more against Dartmouth, 3-0 Saturday, Princeton (11-12-1 overall, 8-10 Eastern College Athletic Conference,) turned it around Sunday and handed Boston College (8-19-1, 3-14-1) another loss, 6-4. Trouble at the startIn the first period Saturday both teams were held scoreless ? Dartmouth (17-7-1, 14-3-1) with only six shots on goal and Princeton with a mere two shots.In addition, the Tigers had trouble clearing the puck from their defensive end, allowing the Big Green ample scoring opportunities."The first period we just didn't show up to play," junior center Ali Coughlin said."We came out really flat in the first period," sophomore center Danya Marshman said.

SPORTS | 02/16/1998

Firestone exhibits Latin American artifacts

Pre-Columbian coins, 500-year-old letters from Christopher Columbus and 17th century maps of Latin American expansion are currently on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library.The exhibition, "The Search for Latin America: Sources at Princeton," compiles the University's resources on Latin America with a journey through a thousand years of Latin American history.

NEWS | 02/15/1998

Genocide in disguise

Few would agree with the assertion that oppression is wrong and should be stopped. And most, but sadly not all, would agree that it would be oppressive of the United States to first starve and then bomb the people of Iraq in order to twist the arm of one man, Saddam Hussein, into compliance.

OPINION | 02/15/1998

Burglar threatens study abroad student in South Africa

A University student studying abroad in South Africa was robbed and threatened Friday after a man broke into her house.Alison Bartlett '99 was alone in her Mowbray home when an unidentified man in his early twenties broke into the house searching for money, she said.To gain entry, the suspect kicked in a rear door ? the only means of egress without steel bars ? after jumping a locked fence that surrounds the property."I heard something in the back of the house.

NEWS | 02/15/1998