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OL 71 NO. 21 MERCYHURST COLLEGE, GLENWOOD HILLS, ERIE, PA.

16546 May 7,1998

F i r b a n k s t o Perform
By Rich Costelloe
a t Springfest on Saturday
Final ly,becauseof inadequate pub- noon on Saturday, and there is still accomplished musicians from the musicians, last released an album
and James Gorman licity , many people were not aware room for m ore teams toen ten There local area, Dave Calabrese and entitled "Fluid Groove: So Real"
of Spring Fest, the activities that is a total of eight teams that will Lance Elbaum. Calabrese, *of which is still available in local
were involved and the times that compete in the activities. Bassical 1 y A lone, is by far the most music stores and cafes. The show
Last Saturday, May 2 was the they were going to take place. There will be a cookout at 2 p.m* creative, innovative and talented will feature many originals with a
original date established for Spring Because of all these factors, the and it is open to all students. They bass player this end of the conti- few covers from such acts as Vel-
Fest, but this event was postponed SAC decided that they were going will be serving hot dogs, hamburg- nent. El baum, whois currently with vet Undergroud, REM and others.
until this Saturday, May 9. There to postpone the events in order to ers, potato salad and drinks as well. the infamous DoomTown Jug Hilliard, commenting on the
were many reasons why the event get a better turnout and hope that Finally, from 2 to 4 p.m. musical Sluggers, will be assisting on per- show, said he was going to try keep
was canceled and moved to the the weather cooperated with their group "The Firbanks" will perform cussion. the music as open and free as pos-
following weekend. activities. in the Grotto. If there is inclement Slated as opening act is elec- sible. All three musicians 5 are
First, the coordinators of the Stu- As a result, Spring Fest will be weather, the conceit will be moved tronic noise ensemble Sublimin- skilled with improvisation, so
dent Activities Committee could held on Saturday, May 9, and to the Laker Inn. abominabl, a group which in- there is no telling where* they
not And the grill that was going to should draw more people due to "The Firbanks" is fronted by Po- cludes samples, drums and guitars. may end up.
be used for a cookout Also, the better publicity. This weekend's litical Science ij major Randy This show is a very special occa- There is a 70's theme to the
weatherdid not cooperate for most Spring Fest will coincide with Hililard, who has played before on sion for "The Firbanks" as it will performance and all are encour-
of the day on Saturday, therefore Spring Activities in an attempt to campus several times, as well as be recorded with the intention of aged to wear the proper attire
the SAC felt that it would be ben- draw as many people as possible. every coffee house in town. Join- being released as their next album. ranging from polyester to
eficial to postpone Spring Fest Spring Activities will begin at ing him this time will be two other Hilliard, accompanied by other 1
bellbottoms.

Year End Social Will Honor Eight Deadlines Approaching


This year annual end-of-the year the college's first affirmative ac- college's first director of housing
for Graduation Dinners
social will honor seven members tion officer. Dr. Petronio received
of the Merc y hurst Family who wi 1 Ikthe Teaching Excellence Award in
and security and then director of
freshman studies and tutoring. She By Chris Wloch Egan Dining Hall. |Reservations
retire at the close of this academic 1994. Tenured 1972. (38 years) . is also the college's first NCAA Editor-in-Chief are requi red. The deadline is Mon-
year, and an eighth member who J Robert Sturm, associate pro- senior woman » administrator in day, May 18. For late reservations
has been reassigned by the Dio- fessor of sociology since 1971, athletics. (25 years) With ^graduation rapidly ap- call 824-2228. | g \
cese. came to Mercyhurst in 1966 as Fr. Steve Anderson, college proaching, the deadlines for sev- At the Graduation Awards Din-
The party is planned for Tues- assistant to the president for ad- chaplain since 1988, has been re- eral events have been extended to ner Dance on Saturday, May 23,
day, May 19 to celebrate the ca- ministrative affairs and director of assigned by Bishop Donald allow seniors tomake reservations. the academic President's Associ-
reers of our 1998 retirees and their development. He went on to be Trautman as pastor of Queen of the On Friday, May 15, a reception ates Achievement Awards, Sr.
combined service of 224 years to director of placement, director of Americas*Church, a parish with will be held for adult and graduate Carolyn Herrmann Service Award
Mercy hurst College. secondary education, associate di- over 400 families in Conneaut students in the Mercy, Heritage and Sr. Eustace Taylor Leader-
Among this year's retirees are: rector of criminal justice, and was Lake, Pa. His new assignment be- room at 6 p.m. Several honors will ship Award will all be announced.
Richard Kubiak, professor of the co-coach of the Laker tennis comes effective August 31. In ad- be presented at the reception in- Cash bar is at 6 p.m. Dinner will
ancient and medieval history since team that won the college's first dition to his duties as chaplain, Fr. cluding the adult achievement be "at approximately 7:15'p.m.
1975, joined Mercy hurst in 1962 and only national championship in Steve was an adjunct faculty in awards, the James V. Kinnane 1
Graduates tickets are complimen-
as an instructor in history. He went 1976. Tenured 1972. (32 years)| English and religious studies. (10 Graduate Student Award in the tary, guests are $20 each. Late res-
on to chair the division of social Dr. Jamie Yule, director of Aca- years) Administration of Justice and the ervations close at 4:30 p.m., Mon-
science following the retirement demic Assessment since 1992 and Sr. Elisabeth Lintsen, director Outstanding Graduate Student day, May 18.
of Sister Loretta McHale, and was professor of human ecology since of campus ministry since 1981, Award in Special Education. Tickets for the graduation
later the director of the history 1975, joined Mercyhurst in 1960 came to the college in 1968 to The Seniors Sports Awards Rec- brunches on Sunday, May 24, will
department. In* 1997 he was as instructor in home economics pursue a degree in English for the ognition Dinner will take place at be available in the bookstore
awarded the Teaching Excellence and later headed the department Missionary Sisters of Africa. She 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22 in the through May 23.
Award. Tenured 1973. (36 years) following the retirement of Sister became an instructor of Swahili
Dr. Vivetta Petronlo, professor Mary Rachel Weber. Dr. Yule later
of French* si nee 1975, came to served as the chairperson of the
and English following graduation
in 1970, dean of residence and then Summer Housing In* Duval
Mercyhurst in 1960 as an instruc- division of human ecology and in campus minister and adviser to By Sha* Kele Brown
international students. (28 years) Contributing Writer may receive reduced rates if they
tor. She became head of the for- 1995 was named director of Fac-
Marge Fessler, circulation su- work for the school. Rates vary
eign languages department follow- ulty Development Tenured 1972.
ing the retirement of Sister Gabriel (38 years) pervision since 1984, came to For those students wishing to depending on the job and the num-
Koch, and later the director of the Phyllis Aiello, director of trans- Mercyhurst in 1981 as assistant] stay on campus this summer, hous- ber of hours worked. Students who
department of intercultural studies fer services since 1995, joined the circulation supervisor and has been ing forms are now available out- work at least 35 hours a week will
and chairman of the humanities college in 1973 as an instructor in a mainstay ofHam mermill Library side the housing office. These pay a reduced rate of $20 per week.
ever since. (17 years) forms are much like the ones for Students this summer will call
division. She was an early director French and director of Egan Hall.
of the Egan Scholars Program and She went on to become the residence life during the regular Duval home. According to assis-
academic year, and are due by tant di rector of residence life.
Rabeena Ali, there is a small pos-
Attention Seniors: Rememberfto write a letter to the | Monday, May. 18.
Students living on campus must sibility that a section of the apart-
Office ofttesidence ijifekndrequestbonr$200 housing agree to pay $40 a week and abide ments on East Briggs will be avail -
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PAGE 2 THEMERCIAD May 7,1998

Honors Societies Induct New Members


By Neil Norberg the college administration and are department, and have an overall
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f>v:On Wednesday May 6; 1998^ guerrilla group Basque Homeland and Monday's meeting |were: Tracy The student elected to the one- next week's meeting on May 11.
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tyear. Only minutes before the killing,-Interior Minister Jaime Mayor- ;
Oreja announced on Spanish television that'they had discovered that
ETA; was considering an assassination attempt again against the ||ng The Mercyhurst Sports SAC News: Springfest on Saturday
when he visits the Basque region this summcrj:' InformationDepartment By Jamz Porzio Firbanks," featuring Mercyhurst
Officials learned of the possible plot while investigating six suspects has approximately 12 Staff Writer ' junior'Randy Hil hard on guitar
linked to the separatist rebel group who were arrested this wejfck.'i This Friday, May 8 the movie, and vocals will perform.
ETA guerrillas had the king in theirriflesights in August 1995 during student employee posi- "Good Will Hunting" will be Tuesday, May 12 the movie,
a failed attempt to kill him while he was vacationing on the Spanish tions available for next played at 9 p.m. on the practice u
Cop Land" will be playing in the
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Island of Majorca. year. We're looking'for football field"drivein styIe. Bring Great Room of the Union at 9 p. m.
ETA has killed more than 800 people in its 30-year struggle for an people with: experience a blanket. On Wednesday, May 13 at 8:30
independent state encompassing parts ol northern Spain and southern On Saturday,-May 9 | Spring p.m. there will be a sand volleyball
France. in graphic design and Activities will be taking place at tournament at the courts behind
Caballero's assassination has sparked outrage among local and photography . Contact noon Participants meet in the Warde Town houses. The band,
ntiomal politicians, who vowed to continue to fight againstflteETA: The John Leisering at ext Union. At 2 p.m. there will be a "Moped Victory Quartet" will play
government of Spain refuses to make deals with the rebels until they cookout in the Grotto at the close at Coffeehouse from 9 p.m. to 11
renounce violence- |
2525 for an appointment ofSpringActiviues.Theband'The p.m. in the Laker Inn. f

W h o W i l l T a k e Seinfeld sPlace on Thursday Night?
By Heather Cvitkovie that he wanted to let the show go Some are looking no further Thursday nights. It is a highly do better on Thursday nights and
A&EWriteA before people got sick of it, and than former Saturday Night Live critical decision and will probably add to the lineup.
that proved to be a wise move. If comedian Davidl Spade's new determine whether NBC remains And Anally, Just Shoot Me.
Come August, the most cov- he had decided to stick around for sitcom. Just Shoot Me -centering the No. 1 network. The one problem with Shoot is that
eted spot in television history will another year, the press would on a dysfunctional group of misfits Enter the contenders. First is is has just started gaining speed
be vacant In May, Seinfeld signs doubtless be less kind than they duking it out at fashion magazine Frasier. This show is a reliable hit and although retaining 98% of
off after nine seasons on the top have been during the hype of these Blush - has emerged as one of the agai nstAB C 'sHomelmpro vement Friends* audience, it still loses, on
and its departure from the ranks final weeks. Just a month before bi ggest ratings this season. After and Kelsey Grammar has made it average, a million viewers. That is
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leaves a big hole'on Thursday his decision, Seinfeld was again being shuffled around, going from clear that he wants the spot But a big risk for such an important
nights. | So the hottest question on answering |criticism about this Wednesday to Tuesday, it?was NBC is hesitant about relocating it time slot %
the television circuit is who is go- season's quality or lack thereof. given a trial run on Thursday forfearof ruining its T uesday ni ght Until the announcement, which
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ing to take Seinfeld's place. If:I get ofT now," Seinfeld ex- nightsj. When the response was lineup. comes May 18th when NBC re-
Early in March, Jerry Seinfeld plai ned in a Time cover story about overwhelmingly good, Shoot was Next in line is Friends. This veal s its fall schedule, viewers will
made the unbelievable announce- his decision, "I have a chance at a given a permanent spot on Thurs- show might be apossi bility, merely have to mourn the loss of Seinfeld
ment that this would be Seinfeld's standing ovation.*' day night. An envious one at that, soNBCcansalvageTuesdaynights and hope that whatever show the
last season. TV viewers every- So what, or who, comes next? sandwiched between Friends and and again Friends gets the ratings. powers >that be choose can keep
where were surprised.' Seinfeld Hollywood now seems to have Seinfeld. The ratings soared, put- It is the No. 4 show this season. them busy at 9. And as the world
had become Thursday night TV become a mad auction house with ting Spade's show in contention The only problem for NBC would waits for the much anticipated
and was NBC's headliner for writers and producers vying for for the soon vacant 9 o'clock spot be losing its powerhouse intro into Seinfeld series finale, we wish
"Must See TV." And everyone the 30 minutes of prime time real Now for the drama. With NBC's the Must See TV Thursday lineup. good luck to all the TV shows
was left wondering what would estate the network will sublet to impending loss of Seinfeld, which So then 3rd Rock From the Sun waiting in the wings to take over.
happen next. NBC pleaded with one very lucky series this fall. Of generates an estimated $200 mil- enters the picture. Although cur- You have a lot of... well, nothing-
the comedian, reportedly offering course, everyone knows The Time lion in ad revenue annually, NBC rently the ratings have begun to ness to fill.
him $5 million an episode if he Slot Formerly Known as Seinfeld execs have their work cut out for falter, it appears to be because NBC
stuck with the show. No deal. comes with a hefty price: How do them in trying to find a show that is putting this show in weak time
Seinfeld was reported as saying you follow up... nothing? keeps the money coming in on slots. They feel that may be i t would

O n Friday, MayJ8, W M C E \Hairy C h i m a n d the H o n g K o n g Tong:


88.5 will broadcast live from Original MusicaLSmokes Up the 'Hurst
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the Student Union, 2-3:30 p.m. ByandHeather Cvitkovic


Carrie Tappe
star in the cast. ^^^^^™
Although the ope ning of the show
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Help Mercyhurst's Baseball Team was delayed because of a serious citing at Mercyhurst"
Dr. Joseph Gower, vice presi-
support the Second Harvest Food Bank The Theater Department wil illness of one of the casts's rela-
dent of academic affairs, attended
present "Harry Chin and the Hong tives, it will make its campus pre-
The first 50 people with 2 or more non- Kong Tong at 8 p.m., May 7,8 and miere on Thursday ni ght the show when it was performed at
the Erie Maennechor Club several
perishable items will receive a free CD or 9, in the Taylor Little Theatre. On Written and directed by R.
weeks ago.
Sunday, May 10, there is a mati- Michael Morris, director of the
Country Fair breakfast sandwhich coupon nee performance at 2:30 p.m. college's theatre department, "Harry Chin... is an i maginative
musical with fun lyrics, great act-

Firb anks
The play features Cathy "Harry Chin..."is set in San
Andersen, associate dean of Fransisco in 1939. "It's a wonder- ing and high production value. The
Mercyhurst McAuley, as Mrs. ful marriageofacademicsandcom- sets and costumes are especially
OBanion. Hurst students Anthony munity. Mercyhurst Theater wel- great. It makes for a highly enter-
the Lang, J ana Rumbaugh, Amanda comes all into its operation," said
Mary Stefik, and Cris Bucci also Morris " W e will do all that \vc can
taining evening," Gower said.

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Stasis
By Joe Gallagher
Merciad Columnist
and replaces it with service.
Whether it comes from a court
The OtherSide ofRegistration
By Kathleen Hudak
academics of yesteryear versus the Contributing Writer
extended high schools (colleges)
perclassmen quicker.
I would like to note that the school
is trying to take measures to make
sentence or a schools- recommen- of kids today. See tribal reli gions
I am writing this column in re- the registration process more con-
Intensity. It is what's shown in dation, many more individuals and philosophies versus today's
sponse to last week's article con- venient For instance, we now have
people who do what they enjoy for come into contact with it, its in- ecumenical institutionalized reli-
cerning the scheduling process. the day off so that needed classes
their lives, and through the energy tensity is lost, it is no longer what gions. See democratic states and
For the past three years I have are not missed due to registration.
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they expediate in doing it It is it was, republics, racists, monarchies, the
worked as a student employee in There is also a representative from
marked by their enthusiasm as that Look at any music scene popular rises and failings of empires, edu-
the Registrar's Office. I know what student accounts present in the
is how they express it I ntensi ty is today that is distributed through cation systems, civilrights,unions,
it means to stand in line as well as Mercy Heritage Room. This al-
strong, and it is present in any area, major recording corporations. It is affirmative action, etc., etc. See to enter registration slips. And I lows students with business office
but rarely is it felt in our society created from underground levels the agendas, the motivations, the agree that it can be a frustrating holds to straighten that problems
which advocates striving for in- and performed with dignity by a interests. Many more individuals process. up quicker. Advisors, such as
tensity in only a few fields, whe- select crowd. When this is seen, so come into contact with it, its in-
Sara Blecki has a good sugges- Phyllis Aiello, now are accessible
ther they be suited to a person or is the potential for exploitation, tensity is lost, it's no longer what it
tion about rearranging the regis- to help sort out scheduling prob-
not Intensity does not necessarily manipulation, and money, bring- was.
tration process. However it is not lems. >
make people masters of theirarena, ing us those big entertainment Anywhere one goes and finds ideal at this time. About a year and Now, I am going to deviate from
it simply boasts the energy they groups. It is no new story. Witness human activity, in that arena there a half ago the school acquired a
my topic a little. I want to thank
possess. Most people don't find it, it in any style: The intensified first is found an "oldj school" and a new database system in which it
those students that are good-na-
if they even bother chasing it, generation ska is nothing like the "new school" of people present keeps the student records. This
tured during scheduling. This is a
whether they pretend to or not third wave ska of the 1990's. The An astonishing point though is that system is called Data-Tel. Imple-
frustrating day for the Registrar's
Alcoholics anonymous is a well- original blues is nothing like the it is not always chronological age menting this system into the
Office. Not only do the workers
known program to assist people in resurgence of today. 50's rocka- that defines the difference of the school's network has affected the
go cross-eyed*from reading the
their recovery from a substance on billy style is nothing like the rock- people in them. Itis intensity which
entireadministration,includingthe registration slips, but we also try to
which they've grown dependent n-roll of later times. Hippie music was present from the "old" time,
Regi strar' s Office. So notonl y does work quickly to move the line
It has been around for many de- from the 60's is nothing like the when only a small population of
this office have to arrange the class through. For those of you who
cades. Many have turned to it and yuppified version of today. people comprised that particular
schedule, make sure there are have an attitude, please lighten up.
found success. It is beneficial, and Hardcore coming from the start/ arena at stake.)Popularity brings
enough rooms available, and all If one of* your classes is closed,
that has not gone unnoticed. Judi- heart is nothing like the monoto- about many more people as an
the other duties that are involved understand that we do not have a
cial courts have now picked up on nous boredom found now. The ini- audience. Sure, it's wonderful that
with the job, but they also have to personal vendetta against you.
it People are commonly ordered tial jazz is nothing like the re- it exposes them to the energy of
1 ensure thai Data-Tel * is function- You just chose a. popular class..
to attend A A meetings for DUI newed interest > seen ?in white what mat particular'scene'is all * t a

Furthermore, if you have time


charges and other substance abu- middle-class audiences today. about, but how many of them actu- ing properly. There is not enough
time to learn a new program at this conflicts with your designated
ses as well. With this extended And so on the same is so ... in ally receive and understand it to
register time, we did not arrange
point
(ab)use of A A, many more indi- swing, hip hop, metal, R&B, rap, stick around and function effec-
Furthermore, scheduling on-line this schedule to sabotage your
viduals come into contact with it, goth, disco, ethnic, techno, etc., tively? Probably about the same
will not ;,necessarily eliminate plans.
its intensity is lost, it is no longer etc. Punk rock has become pop- number that were around to start
complications. First of all the stu- j-In conclusion to this column, I
what it was. rock. As more individuals come Many people come. Many people
dents must visit their advisors to just want to say that we are doing
Volunteer work is considered into contact with it, its intensity is go. Most of them follow diluted
make sure that they are fulfilling the best that we can. Though a new
noble nearly anywhere it is found. lost, it is no longer what it was. trends, they don't possess the in-
the appropriate major require- program sounds like an answer to
In the end it assists individuals, Where grass-roots action and in- tensity. They don't try, or they
ments. Once this is accomplished all our prayers, this would most
communities, and environments, terests of people may be a begin- don't know how to, maybe they
and the student gets to the com- likely cause more havoc for the
while at the same time building a ning point, it is soon picked up by don' t know where to go. They need Registrar's Office. And no matter
to stop, they need to erase, wash- puter, if there is a business office
more well-rounded and strong some, and then received by many hold or some other problem, a trip what complications you may be
character for a person. It is usual- in different ways or extents than up, and find what they need, find
to student accounts is inevitable. having in scheduling, believe me
ly done with little or no monetary what it had started as. See the les- what expression works with and
No matter what, this is a confusing the staff of the Registrar's Office is
benefit, perhaps a place to stay and bians and gay8 of decades ago ver- for themselves regardless of what process. Also, scheduling on-line just as stressed out over this o-
a minimal stipend at best for long- sus the post-high school 4-year anyone else tells them. They need will allow alt students to register rdeal.
term places. Almost no one in their vibrant and popular child of today. to find their own intensity. More whenever they want This will
right mind would object to its be- See'the revolutionary anarchists probably can find it, but how many close out needed courses for up- iiii&i&i] • • _ •.

ing required for graduation from like Doris Day versus the ignorant will and how many will keep on
certain classes/school s as the ben- rebellious child of today. See the following? I Mam 3 Credits a&ii;
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efit in one's character is evident conservationists of years ago ver- Perhaps there are only a chosen
However, making it mandatory sus the young people today who few. Christians? Nazis?
TOO ii Adults
takes the volunteer aspect away recycle. See elite universities of Or something other... i?i?:»:?l
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Register for the Fall


• There will be an open forum meeting for all Education • Efi? All Majors Welcome
• Majors on Tuesday, May 12th in the Mercy Heritage :
Adult Literaeyj|SPED 403
• Hall from 8-9 p.m. This is your chance to ask questions* CHECKOUT
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May 7,1998 THEMEKCIAD

Americana: "A needle for your thought


By Emilio Colaiacovo
Essay Contest Winner Announced
the fight each time you are con- turning a blind eye to evil personal Editor's note: The following is alternative experiences of the
Senior Writer fronted by a radical whose argu- vices neither enhances our public the winning travel abroad essay world.
ment is rooted in passion and not character nor the common good. for 1996. It was written by senior By reading the line, "nobody will
Earlier this week while watching reason. Yet, it is easy for liberal Demo- English major Michael Opperman, open the door for you" by itself, we
a debate on the Housefloor,I was In this controversial debate, the crats to turn a blind eye to this who will be traveling to Merida, understand only that we are alone.
outraged at the demagoguery and Democrats cited several unclear difficulty since they seem to be Mexico this summer with the In- We despair and become nihilistic.
the lack of concern for the public studies which hypothesized that allergic to serious questions of cul - stitute for Intercultural Aware- But, when we read the line in con-
good shown by the liberal Demo- providing these needles would ture, spirit, and values. If we con- ness, sponsored by the Mercy In- junction with "keep banging on
crats as they advocated a needle causally decrease drug use and tinue to ridicule and scoff at tradi- stitute. Opperman will spend about it,*' we begin to recognize faith and
change program which would HI V infections. However, oneonly tion and commonly held values, two weeksat the MissionofFriend- praxis. Praxis is signified by bang-
allow heroin and cocaine users to has to look to Vancouver, Canada society is none the better for our ship doing mission work (building ing on the door and there is the
dropoff thei rdirty needles forclean for the answer. Last year, children will inherit a host of projects, working with the chil- faith to believe that something lies
ones. In this age of fighting drugs, Vancouver liberalized its needle problems. dren at the day care, with the eld- behind it. Read as only two lines
the Democrats, exuding their exchange program and now has Catering to drug users is not the erly, accompanying the medical without the last, however, and we
apologetic attitude toward those the highest population of cocaine prudent proper course to consider dispensary to Mayan villages, etc.) fail to realize and live with hope
who callously break the law, have and heroin users in Canada. Is this politically or morally. We can not and some sightseeing of the Mayan and beauty. "On the other side is
demonstrated once again the dif- what the 'Democrats want; in allow the members of a society to archaeological sites. Anyone hav- music" and this music is many
ference between partisanship and America? Do they want an taint their bodies only to have the ing general questions about study things at many times. This music
principle. Almost everyone will America which exerts a cavalier government provide more of the abroad should'feel free to call exists as those sporadic pockets of
admit that it is wrong,-however, attitude towards drug use at serum which continues this de- A1 ice Ed wards,JuniorY earA broad contentment, momentary spaces of
these Democrats catered to their taxpayer's expense? In preaching struction. While notall Democrats Advisor, at 2548. discourse, and the true seeing of
left-wing constituents and literally Mil Han individualism, they fail to abide by such aridiculousnotion another individual. This music is
sold out every child in America emphasize responsibility and the which believes drug use will de-
who has been told to say "No" to Nobody will open the door for anything which enables us to live,
common good. Yet, this lack of cline by facilitating further drug you. but, without a door and without
drugs. There is no greater price to concern for the common good is use, it is unnerving to see those banging, the music can sometimes
pay than selling your soul to win a Keep banging on it.
far more dangerous than what the who advocate such a position On the other side is music... fail to emerge with any meaning or
political victory. Democrats now advocate. which helps neither humanity nor 4 BLANCA VARELA context Without past and future,
William Bennett, our nation's Our society's survival depends the common good. Legislators do which are only two forms of our
former Drug Czar, has'said that on the character and virtue of our not owe their judgment to their Because this invitation to dis- present, along with the immediacy
drugs were wrong because they citizens. James Madison in Feder- radical fringes, rather they owe course is predicated upon the of the moment, music is inacces-
bumedone'sbraihandsearedoneY alist; 55 wrote that a'goveflimfent their judgments to their own wis- words of one female poet, my re- sible and irremediably abstract
soul. However, it is increasingly devoted'to liberty "presupposes dom and rationality. It is a very sad sponse is directed by another. This Without seeing the whole of
difficult, according to Bennett, to the existence of these qualities in chapter in our constitutional re- excerpt from a poem by Blanca which things are a part and without
fight a war against drugs when you ai higher degree than any other public when principle is overrid- Varela provides language through understanding ourselves and one
have to debate the worthiness of form. "Subsidizi ngone' shabi tsand den by political aggrandizement which I can begin an articulation another as parts that are crucial and
of the letter that I would write to irreplaceable, experiences in the
The Merciad the world. The very manner of my world are disjointed and discon-
reading of this excerpt includes tinuous. Definitions of ourselves
itself in this letter that I would and others are informed by separa-
VOL. 71 NO* 21 May 7,1998 write. As I move from one line to tion and difference. If I could have
another, the need to read the words had a letter written to me, it would
Merciad Editors in terms of the whole of which they have told me about other ways of
Chris Wloch Editor-in-Chief JimHain Copy Editor are parts is incumbent even as I living with others and myself in
read them as pieces. this world. These ways speak of
Jim Gorman News Editor Jessica Russell Photography accords and empathies. Only in the
Scott Vance Sports Editor Ian Davis Advertising So much of our culture teaches
us to divide and compartmental- last few years have I known
Carrie Tappe A&E Editor Emilio Colaiacovo Senior Writer ize, when we should, instead, un- cognitively that there are these
Bill Melville ' Features Editor Shawntae Howard Cartoons derstandfluiditiesand movements other ways. Years more will pass
Campus Life Editor Jerry Trambley Advisor before I am able to understand
I Randy Hilliard and the absences of lines. When
these ways emotionally and spiri-
we are younger, we are taught to
Merciad Staff come to experience with tools of tually.
sooner
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would
fuller
wish for others
realizations of
dissemination and dissimulation.
John Oedad Joe Gallagher Marcia Farrell My letter to the world would sug- these other ways of being in the
world. I would have my letter say
Todd Zielinski Angela Harris Stephen Nolan gest different ways informed by
such things.
Jamz Porzio Brian Eichstadt Neil Norberg union and holism. Varela's words
(that form lines that make a poem)
Sha'Kele Brown Perry Wood Bruce-Leon Snead function as a piano or cello on
which I can play the movements of
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By BUI Melville served as director of the psychol-
for Teaching Die
subjects at Mercyhurst than any like the dessert. Teaching is the
Features Editor ogy department other person. His senior seminar is maincourse. The best part ofcoach-
In 1966, Sturm received an offer a capstone course that has chal- ing was always the teaching as-
For many teachers, retirement is to join a former colleague on the lenged the best Mercyhurst stu- pect Originally I went into teach-
a time to move beyond teaching faculty at Mercy hurst, and has re- dents," William Kennedy, dean of ing to become a coach, but I gave
and to enjoy the parts of life they mained here ever since. student services, said. up coaching to concentrate on
missed out on. That is not true, "President Garvey and I taught "Teaching that class has been teaching," Sturm said.
however, for Robert Sturm, pro- at North Catholic High School to- my focus for the last seven or eight While Sturm will become an in-
fessor of sociology. After more gether, and he recommended me to years. It's very time consuming, dependentcontractornextyearand
than 40 years of teaching, Sturm, Sr. Carolyn ( former president of and it's almost as though I spent teach four classes-over two terms,
who retires at the end of May, will Mercyhurst) for an administrative my whole life preparing to teach he will be free from March to Sep-
return to Mercyhurst to teach Glo- job. Once we finished raising this course. It's hard to make glo- tember. He said, "My greatest fear
bal Issues in the fall and the winter. money to build the library, I re- bal issues easy because you can't is finding ways to fill up those six
Sturm, who originally hails from turned to teaching/' Sturm said. water it down. Everything is fresh, months."
Pittsburgh, attended JDuquesne After returning to teaching, controversial, so getting to that Sturm said summing up his ca-
University, where he received a Sturm became the chair of second- information takes some detective reer was impossible, because he
bachelor's degree in English and ary education. Later, when the work," Sturm said. wasn't done teaching yet and
history education and a master's criminal justice program was cre- Robert Sturm Aside from teaching, Sturm has wishes to continue for some time.
degree in education counseling. ated, Sturm's experience in work- also had a long career as a coach. 'To me, not teaching is not like
important to him.
Sturm also studied further at John ing for three prisons helped him to He served as co-coach of the tennis retirement It's more like dying.
"The thing I 'm proudest of is that
Carroll University and Edinboro become co-chair of that depart- team for many years, and in 1976, I'm dealing with young people
I've taught 40 different courses
University, and became certified ment Forseveral years now, Sturm Mercyhurst won the NAIA na- and issues which they'll be deal-
from high school to grade school,"
as a school psychologist He taught has been a member of the sociol- tional championship. However, ing with for the rest of their lives,
he said. But for Sturm, one course
and worked at a variety of places, ogy department for Sturm, coaching was always and who would want to leave that
stands out above the others: Glo-
ranging from prisons to Robert The wide range of academic secondary to teaching. behind," Sturm said.
bal Issues.
Morris Junior College, where he tracks Sturm has taught in is very "Coaching has always been more
"Robert Sturm has taught more

Hain A Name that!Will be Heard Again


By Jessi Gentile
•'. :». • '!'• * ;'H-i
Kari Repenning said after hearing
everything from films to students.
Merciad Writer His first experience with the paper Hain's reading at the presenta-
was small, but that was soon to tions.
When Jim Hain graduated in change. After gaining a year of Jody Washington, a senior En-
1993 from Mercyhurst Preparatory experience through writing movie glish major , said that Hain is an
School he had dreams of making it reviews, he became Arts and En- "extraordinary writer with a
big in the motion picture industry. tertainment editor. This year, Hain twisted mind, but that is definitely
Yet after Hain settled in at Point has worked as copy editor and as a good thing."
Park, a small college in downtown a contributing writer. Besides devoting time to writ-
Pittsburgh, he realized that a ca- To add to his success and lists of ing, Hain spends many of his hours
reer in filmmaking was not for accomplishments at the Merciad, acting for local theaters such as the
him. Hain was presented with the Brian Roadhouse and the Erie Play-
So in the spring of 1994, Hain Sheridan Excellence in Journal- house. For instance, he has ap-
decided to return home to Erie. ism Award from t he Communica- peared in such successes as Inherit
Once back, he immediately en- tions department last spring and the Windy HotJ Baltimore , and
rolled at Mercyhurst as an English was co-recipient of the Betsy Lantz most recentl y, Nci 1 Si mon * slaugh-
major with a creative writing con- Memorial Editor's A ward for 1998. ter on the 23rd Floor. Hain sees
centration. For Hain, the decision Not only is Hain a talented jour- acting as yet another outlet for his
to attend Mercyhurst did not re- nal ist, but he is also an exceptional (creative expression,
quire much consideration. creative writer. His specialty is the Hain said he views his Mercy-
When he decided to change his short story. Hain awed everyone at hurst education as invaluable. He Jim Hain Photo: Jessica Russell
major, he knew that the Hurst was the 1998 Senior English Project said that he owes much to the En- student, journalist, actor and
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has set his immediate goals on


where he wanted to be. Hain had Presentations wiin his talented glish department. Dr. Kenneth writer that people have come to obtaining a public re 1 ations or sub-
known some of the instructors at short story "Blinded By the Light." Schiff and Mr. Barry McAndrew, know. Hain's plans for the future stitute teaching position here in
the college and therefore was fa- The story is about organized re- associate professors of English, hope to incorporate all of the best Erie.
miliar with the quality of the En- ligion and its opposition Hain have been particularly helpful in experiences of these many facets According to Schiff, we will be
glish department He said that and characterizes this work as a satire honing Hain's skills as a writer. of his life. In the long run, Hain hearing Hain's name again.
the friendly atmosphere of the that masterfully weaves together "Schiff introduced me to litera- would like a position as a free- "Great things are expected from
campus, were key factors in his the story of a preac her, his connec- ture that I would never have read lance writer for a magazine or him in the near future-perhaps a
decision. tion to a satanic rock star and mu- before. Dr. Schiff has helped me maybe even to publish short sto- New York Times best-seller. Gaz-
Once at Mercyhurst, Hain's writ- tual exploitation. bring my writing to the next level," ries. ing into my crystal ball, I see a
ing career took off. In fact, he has "It was incredible. He is deli- Hain said. But right now Hain just wants wacky satire in the style of Kurt
been a member of the Merciad nitely one of the best writers in the Even though graduation is near, to concentrate on improving and Vonnegut," Schiff said.
staff for three years, writing on program," junior English major Hain has not stopped being the fine tuning his writing skills. He
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The Tournament began at Wayne State University on Friday. Curry Huskes had the best score of the match
with a 79. Chad Hoisek finished with an 80, Rich Burlett 82, and Nate Adams 83.
The second half to the tournament was held in Saginaw, Michigan. Sunday scores were: Hoisek 78, Huskes
80, Burlett 84, and Brandon Stevenson 85. v
Sunday opened up with some interesting weather as play on the course became a battle between man and
nature. Nate Adams took the low score with an 80, Hoisek 81, Huskes 86, and Burlett 87. Adamsfa sophomore^
said, "We did wel 1 considering there were forty mile an hour winds. We played slightly better than expected
Softball Team Shows considering the competition we had."
The season has been filled with ups and downs, but the Lakers have seemed to come out playing solid. They
have achieved noticeable success in the GLI AC Conference.
Improvement on Last Year
By Perry Wood
Sports Writer
men who held the team together
and displayed commanding lead-
Mercyhurst Students Take to theAir
ership are moving on. By Scott Vance
The Lady Lakers finished their Seniorfirstbaseman Jodi Durick Sports Editor
softball season on Saturday at the said, "Despite our record, I don't
double-elimination GLIAC Tour- think it showed the talent that we Last Friday X-TREME AIR came to Mer-
had and the heart that we put in. I
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nament T he Tournament was held cyhurst for thefirsttime. 11 was a great hit for
in Grand Valley State. The Hurst's think the team will see more suc- both students and faculty alike.
final record for the season was 18- cess in the future and I wish I could Many of the maintenance staff and security
24. I • * be a part of that." Senior shortstop officers were on hand to witness this spec-
Mercyhurst lost the opening Kim Hodgkiss-Lilly said, "I don't tacular which took place at the side of the ice
game 5-1 to Hillsdale University. think we did as well as we had the arena.
The women experienced deja vue potential to do. For some reason, The event which was organized by S.A.C
when batting problems? plagued we just didn't get the wins." attracted a lot of students due toits size and the
their starters. The second game Senior second baseman Stacy noise of its engine when it was turned up to
was a triumphant 4-2 win against Bort said, "I had a lot of fun full power. The students• really enjoyed it
Findlay University. Kri stie Krause throughout the year. The freshmen when one of the owners took to the air and
pitched an excellent game and was brought a whole new spark to the flew al most 30 feet into the air. 11 was a good
relieved by Karen Bender. Unfor- team.'* job that the engine did not malfunction, other-
tunately, that was not enough to A tear came to the eye of Head wise we would have been pealing him off the
carry on to Saginaw Valley State. Coach Amy Weaver after the sec- ground. "It was a great feeling to be held up
Once again, the bats were asleep ond loss. This is herfinalyear of inthcairby 150 mi leper hour winds and being
and the women lost 6-2. With this coachi ng the Mercyhurst Women's tossed around by the two helpers," said junior
final loss, the Lakers ended their Softball program. Next year she Angela Parkinson. ,
hopes of GLIAC glory. becomes the Assistant Athletic Parkinson's remarks were echoed by Junior
As the season came to an end, Director and head coach at the Adam Krizbai, "It really was a great thrill, but
the seniors look back on their- North East Campus. I hoped they would let me soar into the ai r 1 ike
accomplishments and the fresh- Hodgkiss-Lilly said. "We all the man running the machine. 1 think that I
men are looking ahead to future wish Coach Weaver the best of could have shown him a trick or two in the air
obstacles. Some of the upperclass- luck, the team will miss her." Security guard Eric Kraus looks on at theflyingman if I had been given the chance
May 7,1998

By Todd Zielinski
Women's Lacrosse End Season with 10th overall in points per game, as Perry, closed out the terrible trio,
Record
Sports Writer* well as having, an outstanding as she accounted for 20 goals, 10
scoring average of three goals a assists, for 30 points. Bonvouloir
The Lady Lakers Lacrosse team game. logged more than 588 minutes be-
ended the season on a low note The teams starting goalie, Fresh- tween the pipes saving 126 shots
dropping their fifth match in-a- man Nicole Bonvouloir earned a on net leading to a modest 4-6
row against Niagara*}-10. T his loss conference ranking of third in both record.
dropped their overall record to 5- save percentage and goals against As far as recruiting goes, Cooke
10 ) 1| average. pointed out the majority of recruits
Improvement for the women's As a team, Mercyhurst ranked in would be coming from states like
lacrosse team this year was not the top 15 of Division II teams as Maryland, New York, Ohio,
measured by an overall record but well as ranking seventh overall in Florida, Illinois and provinces in
by personal growth. A team which scoring defense. Canada like British Columbia, and
started out haunted by the 0-1 7 Head Coach Kevin Cooke ex- Ontario. Cooke added, "It's excit-
record a year ago, has come full plained, "We built this program ing for me to bring kids in from
circle. The Division II honors rec- from the base up. "It's not a reality non- traditional locations/* He
ognized this improvement by rank- to go to a tournament in our second also pointed out that getting these
ing several of the Laker players as year." Cooke then went on to recruits to sign would be tough
some of the best in the nation. explain the majority of the team because, "We have to get kids in-
For her record breaking 10-point are freshmen looking to build a terested in us, because the Mercy-
performance, Freshman Jessica solid program by the time they are hurst name is not out there yet"
Carvel was mentioned on the All- seniors. On tap for next year, the Lady
Division II scorers list as well as The final season statistics had Lakers are scheduled to face
teammate Freshman Nadia Sha- number 20 Nadia Shabanza at the tougher opponents. The season for
banza who scored nine points on top of the list with 50 goals, five them will start in February when
April 25 against Shippensburg as assists for 55points. Jessica Carvel they are slated > to take on Ohio
well as recording a team high se- was second with 30 goals. State. f I
ven goals. Shabanza also ranked |" Freshman number.21, Amy Erin Cieslik on the attack for the taken f f Photo: Jessica Russell

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