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Men's hockey inconsistent, splits contests versus Colgate, Cornell

Don't let its record fool you. This men's hockey team is good. But not so good that it can't destroy themselves.In what has been an up-and-down season, this weekend the Tigers went on another rollercoaster ride, quashing Col-gate 4-0 Friday night before dropping a 4-1 decision to Cornell Saturday night.Earlier in the season, Princeton (11-6-3 overall, 5-6-3 Eastern College Athletic Conference) seemed unable to put together a complete game.

SPORTS | 02/08/1998

Men's volleyball withers against No. 8 Penn State

No. 9 Penn State men's volleyball (3-6 overall) has lost only twice in the past 20 regular seasons in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.Friday, Princeton looked to make it three times.It didn't happen.After a strong first game which Princeton (2-3) won, 15-12, the Tigers proceeded to drop the next three ? 12-15, 8-15, 11-15 ? losing by a score of 3-1.Fatigue and conditioning were a factor in the loss for the Tigers, whose season is still young, coming off a long, hard match against Juniata Thursday night."We're still getting used to playing a lot, and with two big matches in a row, we were beat up," freshman outside Steve Cooper said. Wrong play, wrong timeKey points did not go the Tigers' way, and errors came at the most inopportune times."We didn't play as well as we could've when we needed to," senior opposite Scott Birdwell said.Overall, Princeton played a consistent match, but Penn State had that extra edge that turned the tide in its favor.Essentially in their second season ? Penn State also has a fall season ? the Nittany Lions were on top of their game, finishing the match with a season-best .508 hitting percentage.The first game, though, was all Princeton, which rattled off a string of points after the score had been tied at eight to take a 14-9 lead.

SPORTS | 02/08/1998

Men's swimming to battle Harvard for EISL lead

It is a meet of epic proportions. Harvard. Yale. Princeton. The three schools atop the Ivy League collide this weekend in the tradition known as the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Invitational.In what is usually the deciding meet in the race for the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League dual meet title, the Tigers square off against Harvard, their toughest competition in the league."It's going to be one intense environment," freshman backstroker Andrew Chadeayne said.

SPORTS | 02/05/1998

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PJ's eatery opens after spring blaze

Finally, University students can have gourmet pancakes again. PJ's Pancake House officially reopens today after a fire forced the Nassau Street landmark to close last May.After more than eight months of renovation, the restaurant combines its traditional atmosphere and classic fare with a revamped interior and plans for an enhanced menu."It's been a long eight months," said general manager Ian Lloyd.

NEWS | 02/05/1998

Letters to the Editor

On dry Bicker and minority students' social lifeThe decision by some eating clubs this week to conduct "Dry Bicker" was made solely by members of the undergraduate and graduate boards of those clubs.

OPINION | 02/05/1998

SVC trip takes student volunteers to Central America during break

While most students spent intersession skiing, working on theses, or visiting friends at other colleges, several underclassmen ventured to more exotic locales to do humanitarian work.The Student Volunteers Council sponsored trips to Honduras and Georgia, while several other students visited Haiti with the Catholic-based organization Hands Together.One SVC group spent the week in Siguatepeque, a large town south of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where they joined volunteers from Habitat for Humanity in building a house for a young family.According to Jaynie Randall '99, she and Shlomit Levav '99 first became interested in leading a trip to Honduras last summer, and began researching the project when they returned here this fall.In a country that is not as accustomed to service projects and volunteer work as the United States, Randall said, the size of the Honduras-based program impressed her. Dedication"What struck me most was the dedication of the Habitat for Humanity people from Honduras," said Randall.

NEWS | 02/05/1998

Students contend with copyright fees in packet pricing

While the beginning of the semester often brings student complaints over packet pricing, few realize they're paying for more than just copying.Students walking out of Pequod this week complained that paying for packets added too much an already high U-Store bill for books."Considering the amount of money we spend at the U-Store it's absurd how much we have to spend at Pequod," said Melissa Harrison '00.Jamie Odell '01 complained that packets were unreasonably priced.

NEWS | 02/05/1998