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THE
MERGIAlD
I
Not
Everything
That is faced
can be
changed;
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Can
be
changed until
it is faced "James
Baldwin
VOL.IXLV
NO. 14
MERCYHURST
COLLEGEJANUARY 8, 1973
Fisher HeadsSecurity Dept
WQLN-FM
MercyhurstBegins
\Broadcasting$§
A. JAMES
FISHER *has
beennamed director of security at theCollege. His appointment becameeffective January?!.
Fisher*-
aninstructor
inS;
the f Mercy
hurstSchool of Law
^Enforcement
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a$LLB
degree from Van-
derbihf Law
School. He was asecurity
agentlat
the GeneralTelephone Co! from November71 until joining the Hurst facultyin September. Jim previouslywas affiliatediwith the FBI forfive years.|
I
As head of security, the 33-yearold Pittsburgh native succeedsJames Chaffee who has resignedfrom the force. Fisher's duties atthe
school I
will
Ibe
primarilyadministrative. He will establish
an
adequate and effective recordssystem, give a philosophy anddirection to the force, andestablish a training program tofoster professional attitudes anddisciplined effects on the security
unit.ll
it
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Sydow
as assistant
director.
Fisher remains Ion
die
Law
Enforcement School tacuityS
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Note: Jim's title is not chief
nor
will he he wearing a uniform. Hisoffice* however, has bee
unmoved
to the Security headquarters indownstairs Preston,!
by Gary
Dudenhoefer|
Sunday night,
after
two
years ofplanning, WQLN-FM
begaff
operation with a special broadcast at 5:30
p.m,|Thej
openingceremonies were simulcast overWQLN-FM and Channel
54.|Each
of the sattelite studios thenbroadcast an overview of theirupcoming programing.WQLN-FM
is
I a
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noncommercial station made up of amain studio and transmitter plusthree
sattelite:?
studios. Thesesattelite studios are run bvMercyhurst, Edinboro State, andthe Opportunities
Industrializa-
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Centeri
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91.3
MH2 on theFM dial, broadcasting in stereowith an effective radiated powerof 35,000 watts.As a non-commercial station,WQLN-FM is programming bothmusical and non-musical shows.
Mercy
hurst's shows include
"In
the Bookstall"*,
"Off?
the
WQLN-MERCYHURST
STAFF
Miriam Mashank NamedDirector of Student Life
MIRIAM MASHANK, O.S.B.,has assumed the additional dutiesas director of resident life at theschool beginning with the
anew
year. She is also the director ofin the halls. She will work todevelop resident hall governments; establish a closerrelationship with
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residents staffand students, with residentshe will answer to Bill Kennedywho will continue
tof
handlediscipline problems
in the
dorms.Miriam is a Benedictine Sisterand holds a
rmasters
degree inRecord", and •'Nocturne". "Inthe Bookstall" is a serializedpresentation of important novelsproduced by Ohio State. Thisweeks
presentation
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?"A
Separate Peace".
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Musical
shows, "Off theRecord" and "Nocturne"
is
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propriate pcf
or late eveninglistening. "Off the Record" is asomewhat experimental showwhich attempts to synthesizedifferent elements of rock folk;and jazz. Sunday nights!programing, which runs from 8p.m. to midnight, will alternateon a bi-weekly basis. The firstweek's show
features^The
RoyalInstrument", which is a two hourfeature of organ music.^Nocturne' and
"Off!
the Record"completethe^ nights*programming^ On alternate weeks, radiodrama
will?replace
"The RoyalInstrument." £
fWQLN-FM
Mercyhurst is runby Fran Bangnear, Station
Manager;!
Bob
Hoff,
MusicDirector and Assistant StationManager; and Gary Dudenhofer,Program Director. The announcing staff presently includesGene
Shaw,|Pete
Lovett. DennyWoytek,
Barbara*
Ann HewittsLinda
Mazzotta,|
Jim Zielinski*Gordon
Fressora,
Bob Beck, PatNewboldiand Tom BarryJ, Anystudents
who
want
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on
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of
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2
MERCYHURST
COLLEGEJANUARY 8, 1973
Letters ToThe Editor
Walker Reveals Actual Facts:
To ,the Editors
(Mr.
Parks
and
Mr.
Belovarac):
? all
I feel that it is necessary to inform the students at
Mercy
hurst
of
what actually transpired at the last RUS meeting. Both Mr. Parksand Mr. Belovarac ignored the most important decision that themembers reached: student
government
will no longer pay
any
salary to the student activities director. Let us examine the implications of such an important fact. RUS will only control the activities this person plans by the amount of student monies whichthey allow for
his
use.From this
point
onward,
any
feelings
we
haveabout the activities director, either as a person or a professional,can only be used as a recommendation to the administration. Mr.Parks and Mr. Belovarac declared that RUS "acted in an unorthodox manner which calls into question its ability to hire and fireadministrative employees." Yet, both of these writers missed themost important
point:
the
crime
does not lie in the
fact that
we
wereunable to handle the situation; it would have been a very
graveoffense
had the membership decided
to
try
to control
the position
by
continuing to pay an amount of the director's salary. Apparently,the authors are not aware of just how "orthodox" we were. Anyperson of
any
amount of maturity and professionalism (both ofwhich the writers declared are definitely lacking in RUS) knowsthat if he is unable
to
handle a situation, he is obligated, by duty tothose for whom he is responsible, to allow a more capable body tobear the responsibility. This is exactly what
RUS
did.
Knowing thatthey were unable to separate personality from professional,
it
overwhelmingly decided that it is not capable of performing thisfunction any longer; nor was it willing to force
this
duty on successive groups of students. This was an act of maturity that cannotbe ignored. From that point on,
anything
decided about the personor the position was only a recommendation and not an ultimatum.Yet, the members acted in a satisfactory manner when conductingthe business. No one person got out of hand and many representatives asked for more information, refused to
accept jheresay
evidence,
and carefully
weighed
those opinions
that were expressedbefore voting.Let me remind Mr. Parks and
Mr.
Belovarac, as they both seemto have forgotten: they, too, are members of the student government, yet
they
did
not
have any suggestions
to
offer at the meeting.
If
they were dissatisfied with the manner
in
which the meeting wasconducted, why did they neglect to say so? It is not the policy ofRUS
to
disregard valid criticisms without careful consideration. Ifa member is unhappy at the performance of the body, it is his dutyto make it known then and perhaps something could be done aboutit, rather than
to
complain afterwards. This,
to
all those
who do
notknow, is known as destructive criticism and no organization needs
it,
from
its
members especially.
»
Alexis Walker
Bravo! Bravo!
Bravo, Bravo on your article "Justice or Just
Us".|It
is abouttime the process of student government in our school was taken totask. The recommendation that Mr. Herring not be
re-hired
is
unfortunate
to say
the least.
To
say the most about this subject and
to be
more accurate I am prompted
to
offer these suggestions. One,that student government take its head out of the clouds and comeback down
to
listening to the heartbeat of the Hurst community.
It
has
been
operating
on
petty
hearsay
and personal standards
so
longI doubt if R.U.S. could recognize a fact when it was presented tothem. Two, we the students are tired of R.U.S. operating for usinstead of with us in achieving some concrete accomplishments forthe campus.
A
perfect example is Mr. Pettinelli, you were so busycollecting facts, spelled
"Dirt,"
that
the
coffeehouse
was
closed andreopened for four days before you were aware
of
it. Or Mr.Andrews, you are so
busy^Worrying what'o
said in student government that nothing
is
said
at
all. What has happened
to
our
priorities?
Where
is
the Student Union that was designed over two
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I
feel that
some
reply should
be given to
the
3
lettersI received concerning the editorial "Justice or Just Us" writtenby
Al Belovarac
and
myself
il
believe that the following pointsshould
be kept in
mind.
JtS
£
1.
An
editorial is written
as
an opinion
on
a news event, etc. Thechoice
of a topic is
determined
by the
writer,
m
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2.
"Justice or Just Us" was written about the manner in whichR.U.S. conducted
itself!
It was not written
in
favor, or against theHerring
decision 4
3.
As
a R.U.S. member and as the Editor of the Merciad, I feelthat the student body had a right to be informed of that event.Since it was a closed meeting, and no tape recorders were permitted, the "cribnotes",as they are called, were the
only
meanswe had of recording what transpired. This is what any
news
reporter would have done*;
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4.1
don't feel as a group of writers assume, that
Mr.
Pettinelliwas justified in being silent at the meeting. As an officer inR.U.S., he has a responsibility to the Student Body to reveal thefacts
he
had gathered, irregardless of whether it would have hurtMr. Herring's chances of
being
retained.
After
all,that
was one ofthe key i ssues
discussed
at the meeting g
5
The tone
of
our
editorial was not
to
portray R.U.S. as a groupof
4
year olds, yet I feel that
U
is unfair to criticize a writer bycalling him "Cecil Columnist". Ad
hominem
attacks are alwaysunjustified and unnecessary. 1
.
L.
in
conclusion,I feel that individuals and organizations are oftensensitive to criticism. Criticism has its value, it hopefully causespeople to be more cautious and responsible when they are againfaced
with
an important decision.
|
The
Merciad will
continue
to
report R.U.S.
news to
the students,and when we feel it is necessary, we will
also
offer praise orcriticism.
Bob
Parks
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years ago? Don't you care? Where is the $100,000 from the studentactivity fee going now? Too busy to find out? Why do we still have
comprehensives
and a thesis? Don't these things count? How aboutdemanding some action on tne
lood
services ot this school or is iteasier
to
form
a
committee and let the problem die? These are onlya few of some important questions on this campus that need answering. No, it's not all your fault Mr. President, but you are thepresident. If your power and initiative begins and ends with youracting as referee in
meetingslthatlwould
remind us of GeneralHospital specials, then there is
no
hope.
What
is
the point? The pointis that if we don't change our priorities soon we won't have any tochange. R.U.S. will become as defunct as the League of Nations.Lets get the
CJIGS
out of
RJU*S.
and get R.U.S, clicking,
if >
Against
a
barrage! of attacks, few justified,
fmanyi
not,|
Mr
Herring has
done
the
following|j|
| &
1.)
Organized
S.A.C.
and with the help of some energetic studentsmade up an entertainment program that far outweighs anythingdone before
he
arrived at the
'Hurst.
f
2.) Found out what was happening on the national college sceneand worked toward involving
theJ'Hurst
in it. The result, the
Cof
feehouse Circuit. The entertainment speaks for
itself.
5&
1
3.) Actively generated more interest in bettering our student
union
and providing more services than
anyone
before him.
p jK
4.) He has bent over backwards to listen and implement any andall suggestions by the student body. For the sake of brevity, I'll skipdetails of activities.|
| |
In short, Mr. Herring has met all the requirements laid out
far
him by either R.U.S. or Mr. Kennedy. Although still having
much
room for improvement Mr. Herring has done a
damm
site
bet!
job than anyone before him. In recognition
ou
"Bravo
Mr. Herring, myself and over 207 stude
and
will fight
to keep you
on."
$theseffacts
I
say
its |%
behind you
Marty Keeney
McAndrew,
Pettinelli\and
Cipriani Reply
This article is in reply to "Justice or Just Us" written by BobParks, editor of the
Merciad'^and
a
member of R.U.S., and AlBelovarac, also a member of R.U.S. "Justice or
JustiUs'lwas
printed
in
the December
8,1972
edition of the school newspaper andwas supposed
to
be
a
comment on the R.U.S. meeting heldNovember
30.
Instead,
it appeared as a gross mis-interpretation
of
facts
on the
behalf of Parks and Belovarac.
A
pro-Herring petition, which had
200
signatures, was presentedat the meeting. "Justice or Just Us" states that this petition wasignored. This is far from the truth. First, this petition was readaloud
by Kathy
Mauer
and
since,it
was
read
in
favor of
Mrf
Herringhow could it have been ignored when Mauer was speaking for theretaining of Herring. She obviously must have been trying to swaysome
votes
by presenting this information. Secondly, this petitionrepresented less
than 20
per cent of
the
student body,
and 75
per centof the student government voted against Herring. Sure, Parks andBelovarac could say that the students weren't properly canvassed,
but
what are they, mind readers
for
they
would nave
had
to
read theminds of
32 people
at that R.U.S. meeting to substantiate the claimthat
the
representatives
did not canvass the
students properly.
|f
Misters Parks and
Belovarac
raised the question
as to why
RU.S.Vice-President Bob Pettinelli did not present a statement on thematter, since he probably was the most informed person at themeeting. Pettinelli chose not to give a formal report in order toafford the representatives the chance to voice their own findings,thereby eliminating any possibility
of
biasing j
the group. Thewriters of this article firmly believe that
if
Mr;
Pettinelli would
have
spoken,
Mr.
Herring's chances of
being
retained wouldn't havebeen worth the price of the ink used
to
sign
his
contract.
Now
reallyParks and Belovarac, don't you agree that
Pettinelli's
silence wasjustified?
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We agree that
Mr.
Herring did an adequate job of fulfilling therequirements
for the
S.A.C.
director set forth
in
the SocialPolicy
of
R.U.S.I
However,|anincoming freshman
eouldfnavo
been placed
in
the^
position
ol
S.A.C. director
andf
could haveadequately followed the "limpidsocial policy"
R.U.S.
set downfoi
Herring last
year.f
Obviously,comparing Herring's activities
tc
what the social policy stated wasnot the proper manner oi handlingfii§ situation.
|Insieadi RUSsdiscussed
Herring's
so-called
professionalism,
lor
lack
of
.a
better term,
and
used thiscriterion
to
make
jtheir
KJudgement.
Glaring!
fin-
efficiencies
wore presentediand^(this
article is not the proper timeand place to present them, buteveryone at the
K.U.S'}
meetingheard what they were with open
ears.
Gerry Baron.
A
J. Adamsand Sue Swanson
wore
not lying.At least the members
ot
R.U.S
didn't vote that way!!
I
j
M
Let's clear a few
more
details
that
were mis-interpreted. R.U.S.is not hiring and firing anyone. Weare only
making
a
Trecom
mendation.
Also
Mr. Garvey and
IWrf
Kennedy do not have a finalsay
in
retaining
or
dischargingHerring, Dr. Shane does.*Kennedy, Garvey
and ;
R.U.S.
.*jv»ll
submit
^separate
recommendations
to Dr.
Shane
(R.U.S.'s
has been made againstB.P.H.) and he, and no one
else,
w ill
make the
final
decision.
||Now
that the facts have beenproperly
presented}
let us
question the
autentieity
of Park's
and jBelovarac's
statements.Where were the myths
tha$ap-
peared in "Justice or Just Us"
derived?
It
seems that MistersParks and Belovarac have someimagination because they wereboth present
at*
the ft?U.S.meeting which
spurned]
theirharsh comments.
It
also seems
thatjMr.
Belovarac constantlybadgers
HR.U.S.
in
thef
reviewsthat are written by himself afterevery meeting.
Why?
If our
loyal
editor and his compatriot didn'tlike the way the November 30th
R.U.S.
meeting
was
?conducted,
why
didn't?
they raise
any
questions? Instead, they sat backand wrote crib notes so they couldmake the government look like abunch of four year olds in
pre-J
school. Quit playing
Cecil*]
Columnist, Belovarac; ParksJ!
you
start printing facts and
not|
fiction.
Youji
both
are
makingmatters worse. Quit
trying
to find|loopholes and
*start
acting
§
as
R.U.S.
members and authors.
Do>]
the job right the first time,
or
don't
do it at
all.
| ||p | #I
Jim McAndrew
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Bob
Pettinelli
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Cipriani
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JANUARY
8,
1973MERCYHURST COLLEGEPAGE
3
Mercyhurst
(7 ih
in a series on the
history
of Mercyhurst)Starting
a
college requiresmore than just constructingbuildings;
it
also
finvolves
securing the necessary chartersof authorization from the proper
Gary Bukowski
authorities.
It
is
^interesting
to
note that even before ground wasbroken
for Old
Main, MotherBorgia and Sister Pierre Wilbertcalled
on
the State Department
of
Education
regarding|a
charterfor Mercyhurst. They were
in
formed at the time that the statedid
not
normally
^grant
fullauthorization until the first
class
had been
gra dua
ted.
4
This was a serious handicap forthe young college because
it
meant that the students attendingMercyhurst
weref
doing
so
without
any|assurance
that theirdegrees might
be
formallyrecognized.
The
Sisters weredetermined
to
obtain a charter as
soon
as possible
for
Mercyhurst.
In
the
summer
of
1928, theyimproved the school facilities byfinishing
the
thirdk
floor
of Old
Mainfby
adding newf dormitoryrooms, plus a social room and artstudio. Then they petitioned
the
state again
for a
charter beforetheir first
studentsfgraduated
in
1929.
I
The State Department
of
Education finally replied
by
requesting that
Mercyhurst
representatives
J
appear
in
Harrisburg
to
present
the
College's* Charter petition
on
October
5, 1928.
So
{Mother
Borgia, Sister Pierre Wilbert,Reverend William
L.
Sullivan andMichael J.
Relihan
set out for theten
-
twelve hour drive
to
Harrisburg on October 4. On
the
5th
of
October,
the.
four Mercyhurst representatives arrived
at
the
Pennsylvania
EducationalBuilding
at 10:00
a.m.. Theirmeeting
was
with
the
StateCouncil which
had
15 memberschosen from various colleges
in
the Keystone State.
In
front
of
each council member was
a
copyof
the 5 second ^Mercyhurst
Catalogue.Mother Borgia opened
the
Mercyhurst presentation
by
stating
the
College policies,
the
recent improvements,
(
and
the
future plans of the institution. Theother three Mercyhurstrepresentatives
also spoke
and allwere questioned
by the
councilmembers.
The
final consensus
wasf
that Mercyhurst
had
progressed
so
well that they
by Gary Bukowski
V,
should
be
granted their chartereven before their first graduating
class.
It
was a great moment for
Mercyhurst*
and Mother Borgiaquickly relayed
the
message
to
Erie by wire, and the triumphantfour
left
from Harrisburg aroundthree
o'clock.
They arrived
in
Erie around three
o'clock
in
themorning and as they entered theMercyhurst driveway,
all the
lights
in
the school were turnedon. When
Mother^Borgia
and hergroup emerged
ffrom
the car,
they were met with wild applausefrom
the
students*
and
^faculty.Despite the lateness of the hour,
a
small party
\
was immediatelyheld as the College celebrated its
"official
birth".
M
Later
on
in
the
week on October
10,
1928,
|the
Mercyhurst community celebrated
the
historicoccasion
by
planting
a
CharterOak (which died
in the
firstwinter), and by annually holdinga Charter Day. The first CharterDay was held in 1935 on October
10,
which was Mother Borgia'sFeast
Day.
Thefpurpose
of
Charter
Day was to
remindstudents for years to come of theday's importance to them and
to
the school. Each year
a
programwas presented which recalled thefounding
of the
college,
the
obtaining
of
the Charter,
and the
planting
of the
Charter
Oak.
Mother Borgia's Feast Day wasalso celebrated
on
Charter Dayeven though it was five days laterthan the original Charter date.On Wednesday, June
4,
1929,
less than
six
months after
the
age
Charter
was
received, Mercyhurst graduated
its
first SeniorClass
of
twelve students.Included
in
that historic classwere Eleanor Frances Krah,Margaret Mary Reese, Mary AnnRobaskiewicz,
5
Mary EllenWilbert, Sister Mary ClaudiaRich, Sister Mary ElizabethBehr, Sister
|Mary
EustaceTaylor, Sister Mary IneldaBrown, Sister Mary Jane FrancisRaffetto, Sister Mary JeromeAllen, Sister Mary Suzanne
Eimer,
J Sister
$Mary£
VictorineMonahan.
I
The pioneer faculty
of
Mercyhurst
was
a
hand-picked
one.
Years before
the
College
was
built, Mother Borgia made surethat the future faculty receivedthe best graduate training.Younger Sisters with intellectualpromise were sent
off to
suchschools as Notre Dame, CatholicUniversity, Michigan,
and the
University of
Pittsburgh.?
The first faculty consisted of 18teachers and two administrators.Two
of
the first faculty are stillactively in service at Mercyhurst— Sister Angelica
of the Art
Department
and
Sister MaryJane Frances,
who
first
was
assigned
to the
Music Department
and now
works
in the
Library. The other faculty
and
administrators were:
%
SisterPierre
|
Wilbert, (Biology
and
Sociology); Sister
|
Fidel isO'Connor, (Chemistry
and
Physics); Michael
J.
Relihan,(Education); Sister fPhilippaKinnan, (English); Sister Mercedes
Prendergast,
(RomanceLanguages); Sister MarySuzanne Eimer, (German);Sister Mary Anna Clark,(History); Sister Colette Brown,(Home Economics);
TRuthWhalen,? (Home
Economics);Sister Agatha Hogan, (Latin andGreek); Sister Liguori Robinson,(Library! Science); SisterClotilda Sullivan,
(Mathematics) ;£
SisterEvangelista Forsythe, (Music);Reverend William L. ^Sullivan,(Philosophy
and
Religion);Sister
*Mary f
John Brown,(Music); Sister Claudia Rich,(Music).
And the
two
"ad
ministrators
were
Mother
M.
Borgia Egan, who acted as Deanand Sister Mary Alice Weber,who was the Registrar.
m
Table I summarizes the facultydata
for
Mercyhursts
firstdecade of existence. The figuresshow that
theffaculty
increasedby almost
33
per cent in the firstten years,* but that the salariesand educational preparationchanged very little,
f
TheDepression years
and the
factthat the faculty were almost
all
religious who returned their pay
to
the school probably account
for
the small growth in salary.
*
TABLE I
!
Mercyhurst Faculty
I
1926-1936
tFull
TimePart TimeB.A.
PH.D.
192614
6
82Salary Range: $1,600-$3,500193G24310$1,600-
$3,500
Three Cheers
For
Egan
y
by Cathy Stevenson
Eugene (Gnats) Egan,
a
Sophomore Law Enforcementmajor,
is the
first male Mercyhurst cheerleader.
£
1
j£
Attired in white or blue pants,
a
white sweater with a green letter
("donated
\
by! Coach
Fox) and
white sneakers, Egan makes
up
the
**
voice part
of
cheerleading".
f Tm
out
there
to get
people
psy ched *', Ega n sa i
d*
At
the
beginning
of the
year,
Egan
got eight Mercyhurst malestogether to respond to the plea lormale cheerleaders,
but|*'At
the
last minute they all backed out".
1
Before
the
first game, Eganreceived a lot of hassles from theMercyhurst populace
but
"'I've
never had
a
bad comment afterthe first game", Egan said."From
what'I
get they|(Mercyhurst) thought
iU
was reallygood."
|
"To be a cheerleader you haveto be
crazyj*'
stated Egan,
"Its
hard
to go in
front of
a
crowd,"Although Egan
is
with
the
cheerleaders,
he
does not
go on
the floor with them. Egan statedthat* his purpose
is
merely
to
arouse the
crowd.
i
Unlike
the
girl cheerleaders,Egan can move into the crowd bygoing into
the
stands.
"It's
a
psychological
move
to arouse thecrowd," Egan said.
|
|
Egan mentioned that he would
like
all
people
who
like
to cheer tosit together.
"If
you're (Mercyhurst basketball team) runningbehind
and one
whole
section
|g^g&^|»^^&
ISPSS^:' "32WG
m
f^9
1
2$
^f.»
l&fe
.J
fM>&m
EUGENE EGAN
starts screaming for you, you'regoing
to
start
to
move."
%
f\
Egan also stated that peopleare responding more this year asopposed
to
last
year.
f^
Egan's size creates
a
problemwhile standing
in
front
of the
crowd.
"I
can't stand up withoutblocking
outj
three rows
of
people.''
I
£
Speaking
on the
personal
aspects
of
his new
career,
?Egan
said, "I love
it?
It's a challenge toget people screaming."
^
Egan plans
on
attending
and
cheering for every varsity game.
"If Ijdon't
show up, it will be dueto sickness
or
if
I
die."The cheerleading squad helpsEgan
by
giving him hints on whatto say.
No
foul words, pinpointingof one player
or
remarks
to the
referee are permitted.,;In
the
future, Egan hopes
to
incorporate skits
in
his side-lineactivities
andcwould
appreciatesuggestions from any interestedparty.
J
S&S
Due to his new
extra-curricular
interest
"Gnats"?
Egan
has
acquired
a
new?,
nickname.
.£
.
"Rah-Rah" Egan
thisi
doesn'tbother Egan for
it
shows peopleare taking
him
seriously,
and
isn't that what it's all about?
ACTIVITY
SCHEDUl
-.
.
."••'v.
...._-
IPeter Spencer,
|Folk
Singer
-
Cot
ee house
9-1.
Basketball
J
Mercyhorstvs.Roberts
Wesley*
an
in
Rochester/
N.Y.
Merciad
NewsStaff Meeting.4:00 p.m.
*
ZurnRoom
114.Close
-of
Regis
tration
for
pooland ping-pongTournament.
LE|
ul
Movie:
I
Butch Cassidy
and
The
Sun-
dance
Kid
8:00
p.m. Rec.
Hall.
I
!•
*
1
I
"... and were
it
left to me to decide whether we should have
a
government Without newspapers,
or
newspapers withoutgovernment
I
should not hesitate a moment
to
prefer the latter."THOMAS JEFFERSON
SONGFORCARLIN]
by Haney
I f I
|
. (Sung
to the melody of "America the Beautiful")
|
If you can
ascertain~the
extent
to
whichVI
satirize here
by
discerning the meaning
of
certain words, by perceiving words
in
their biased relationships with other words and
by
logically com-
%
paring
one
certain word with another word in the original "Americathe Beautiful", you're about
all
the way home baby! Don't forget to
look at
the title.O' ecological for
effrontery
MercyhurstFor green
stemed
and seeded
wa
ves of grass
i
For purple haze's majesty
.
Above the degenerating plain.
&
O'Mercyhurst,O'MercyhurstGarvey shed her
wisdom on thee *
|
?
And
crown
they
athleticism and
institutionalism
with StoicismFrom wall
to
graffittied
wall.
STUDENTS NEEDED
LRC Advisory Committee
by Dave
Horvath
Mrs.
Cooper,
the
ActingDirector
of the
Library? is
an
nouncing
the
formation
of a
Student Advisory
{Committee
to
the Learning
^Resourcej
Center.Due to the
response
of students inthe
LRC
Suggestion
Box,
the
Committee
will
work
fin
^con-
Junction
with" Mrs. Cooper
to
rectify certain 'problems,improve present conditions,
and
implement student suggestions.
?
The first action
of the
Committee
.will $
be
i
to
make
recommendations
;for*
selectionsto improve
the
present recordcollection. Many students havecommented through
the
suggestion
box on the
lack of goodrecordings
in our
presentcollection. Future potential of theCommittee
§is
great
$and|
it
presents an excellent opportunityfor student involvement
in
LRCpolicy.
i |
A meeting
for all
students
in
terested
in
serving
on
thisCommittee Will
be
held
on
Tuesday January
16,
1973
at
4:00in
the
Staff Lounge
in
the
LRC.
Allare invited. Refreshments will beserved.
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