Athlete Of the Week
catcher Julia Daher of Grosse Pointe, Mich. distinguished herself
as an outstanding asset to the softball team during a doubleheader
against Lake Erie College last week.
the competition, Daher came away with eight runs batted in, six
runs scored and a pair of doubles. In addition to these feats, she
was walked three times, recorded 12 putouts and made two assists.
The womens softball team recently lost two games in a conference
doubleheader against Allegheny College, but are still doing relatively
well this season with an overall total of 6-2 in the North Coast
Yeowomen softballers will play next on Saturday in another conference
doubleheader against the College of Wooster.
of the Week
Smolev recorded his 1,000th save, which was just astounding.
Junior lacrosse player
the career mark Smolev achieved in Wednesdays game.
Doubleheader vs. Wooster
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Mary Culhane Field.
the last week the softball team has crushed Erie College and lost
a close one to Allegheny. On Saturday they play Wooster, hoping
to improve their NCAC record.
the Locker Room with. . .
we wander all over campus together, first-year bowler Crockett Doob
reveals everything about himself, from his best bowling moments
to his long-standing obsession with dressing up in every style from
drag to superhero costume.
long have you been bowling?
CD: I remember doing it at birthday parties in Queens, New York,
when I was six years old. I remember being really afraid because,
like Oberlin, if you went over the line, alarms would go off.
last bowler I talked to cited The Big Lebowski as a great inspiration.
Has it been the same for you?
CD: It was definitely a significant influence, but it wasnt
my greatest inspiration.
what was your greatest inspiration?
CD: Thats a hard one. Lars Ulrich from Metallica was an inspiration
for me to start drumming. When I was eight or nine, I was a total
some point during our conversation, I notice that Crockett, who
like me was a student in the recent "Drag Practicum" ExCo,
is wearing a pale pink and green frock. I call him out on it.
how long have you been doing drag?
CD: Before the class, I had never really done drag as far as the
make-up goes. I had some make-up as a little kid and my mom used
to make me outfits. I was really into He-Man and my parents dyed
a pair of my underwear red and my dad made me a vest. And I had
blonde hair till I was four, so I looked like He-Man.
seemed to have an extremely detailed memory of that for someone
who was so young.
CD: I remember one day I was with my best friend Ben and my babysitter
Lisa Brandt, who was a victim of the Holocaust as a child and then
moved to America thereafter. Anyway, she said I had to keep my sweat-shirt
pants on, but I could keep my sword sticking of the collar because
I had my He-Man outfit on under the clothes. So of course once we
got to the park, and I was away from Lisa, I immediately took off
the normal clothes and stuck my sword in the air saying, "I
have the power!" Ben was worried that Id get in trouble.
But Lisa caught me and I was kicking and screaming as she put my
pants back on.
What was the best bowling moment of your life?
CD: It was my first night of league bowling. I wasnt sure
whether I was actually on this team or not. Our team was called
the Chronic Bowlers. The rest of the team wasnt there, so
I was bowling for my entire team against another five-person team.
We had lots of fun, and we did the whole pounding fist thing when
wed do well. But I beat them all. My total was higher than
any of their totals for the three games.
was He-Man your doorway into cross-dressing?
CD: I always liked dressing up. It didnt matter whether it
was male or female. I still like it. Obviously. (Referencing his
what did you get out of the drag class?
CD: I learned how to walk in heels. I made new friends. I saw movies
I probably wouldnt have seen.
is the meaning of life?
CD: There is no meaning. I dont believe in meaning. Someone
told me happiness. And I guess thats a good goal. But I dont
think its realistic.
pessimistic, eh?" says my expression.
Im just joking.
would you like to die?
CD: Imploding. Or not waking up.
right. Last question. What would you say if you could get the whole
world to listen to you for five minutes?
CD: Nothing. Maybe Id play some Beck or something. Or maybe
Id mouth percussion sounds.
Crockett. Walking in heels with you in the drag class never revealed
your ultimately pessimistic world-view. Perhaps you should take
comfort in the equally pessimistic philosophies of existentialists
such as Jean-Paul Sartre, who, like He-Man, would agree that you
are not only free, YOU HAVE THE POWER!