SAC has established at least some sort of position, whichtheyplan to take soon.
first meeting of
is Thursdayand alreadythere
talk of a major concert
budget of $20,000, manages to have a major concert at leastonce a month.
Their budget of $20,00 is half the size of MSG who boast of a
How do they do it?
asked that question and the answerwas simple. Allegheny charges both outsiders and studentsthe same price, usually five to six dollars. KIs SAC wrong
taking this feat
No, they're not wrong.Students have been asking
major concert since I'vebeen here,
In 1975, they got that chance, but literally blew it. HarryChapin was the artist and left RUS (now
$7,000 in thehcAe.
week of finals. 2)The concert was held on a Monday night. 3)
concert washeld at Gannon College. 4) The concert had an artist that
us are familiar with. 5) The concert was held duringthe last week of school.
Finally the concert was during
time that both Gannonand Behrend were out of school.-
With that many odds going against it, I'm surprised theyweren't $10,000 in the hole.
We can do it. We can do anything. That's our money that
about time, we use some voice.
will use it if we wish them
to do so.
Unfortunately MSG over rules
suggestionswhich come from
u-; So let's watch
a major concert we want, then
amajor concert we'll
the tuition tax credit bill introduced last month In the senate are scheduled for January 12, 13, and 19,before the Senate Finance Committee.
The legislation, whose principal sponsors
This legislation would allow taxpayers to subtract one-halfof the tuition they pay, up
$500.00 maximum credit perstudent, directly from income taxes they owe.This credit could
graduate schools.The treasury would refund
difference between tax credit
Since introducing the bill last month,five,more senatorshave co-sponsored the bill. This makes a total of
senatorson the bill, 13 of whom are members
tax-writing SenateFinance Committee.Hopefully mis will take some burden off the middle class,if passed.
For those of you who actually thought that
William P.Garvey was selling appliances. I have some bad news, he's
Garvey simply posed for a friend who asked him to doan
in the Erie Times.Anyway could you really picture
Mer-cyhurst selling appliances?
/In our Constitution, we have an amendment that statesthat there is a freedom of
press.Apparently this isn't thecase
There is a lengthy battle which
progress, betweenthe South African government
independentnewspapers. This has been a long-standing conflict betweentheAfrikaen officials
the English speaking people.The reason for these strained circumstances
the factthat the white government feels threatened because
thegrowing black movement.Independent press is criticizing this movement, mostly infavor
the black movement, and the government doesn'tlike them publishing their opinions.
these editors have made theiropinions public by the use
their newspapers, the government is banningthem.This banning restricts an individual'sright to associate with more than
people at a time
tobe confined to his home for lengthy periods. South Africa
the first nation
it is the hopeof the Africans that other nations will not follow,
Maurits Caransa, millionaire real-estate operator
developer, was kidnapped early Saturday morning while hewas leaving an Amsterdam club in the Netherlands. Spectators reported that Ave persons forced Caransa into a carat 1:16a.m.
.Later that day,
evening newspaper received
callfrom an unknown person
are speaking to theRed Army Faction. We have Caransa. You will hear from
thought to be part
West Germanterrorists that have been plaguing people for some time.Other business persons
to feelthreatened because of
the many bombings, kidnappings.hijackings, and murders that have been occurring In
Police have absolutely no clues and they are wonderingwhether
it was a
To The Editor
From Mart Cipriani
As winter nears here in Erie, you can count the nice,sunny,milddays
you like to play tennis, the weather up here certainly poses a problem. It is certainly a good thing then thatwe have indoor tennis courts to use here at Mercy hurst,
do we?If you go over
the Campus Center and
to reserveplaying time
will encounter still anotherproblem. There are very few time slots available.The times offered are either early
the morning or themiddle
afternoons. I'm sure most students are notgoing to get up at 8 a.m. to play tennis, and there are suchthings as classes in
The time when most students have free are nights, andthere are
times available in the evening, that is just from
p.m. till midnight,
Saturday nights of all times.What is the reason for these absurd times? I would reallylike
know. Asking around,
reasonable times are taken up by benefactors.When
Fridays, there are huge amounts of time set aside for thesepeople.
Some times are used
the men's and women's tennisteams
intra murals. This
these"prime times" used
the benefactors that
question.I have been told that
building was donated
Mer-cyhurst and we have
authority over these people
If this is
why tell us that we are entitled to time everyweek when we really aren't offered much time at all?We're dishing
out the big
Is it too
much to ask
play tennis when we want to?
can't the tennis teams set aside
times and then let
students pick from what's left.
students who want
to use the
times they would like
whoever these people
anyone explain why this is an unreasonable request?Mark Cipriani
Although this may be a
which only involves secondfloor McAuley south, I feel it is a matter of which everyoneshould
With the beginning of school, housing has had troublelocating rooms
all incoming girls, so consequently threewere temporarily
floor suite.When the news first leaked out, the expected comments
spent most of their free timesecluded in their room. As the weeks passed and everyonebecame acquainted, the result was twenty-three men adopting three' sisters."Whenever someone needed help with their laundry orironing, there would be a knock on the door and the girlswere always willing
even if it
merely takinga minute
everyone's surprise, the girls were told thattwo of them had to leave immediately, in the middle of theterm,
Hall.Housing wanted two girls to keep up their studies whilepacking, moving, meeting new friends, and adapting to adifferent environment when they could happily stay wherethey were with no complaints, at least until the end of theterm.
floorsouth and realize that we are not a "bunch of animals" butrather
Sr. Pius Golightly
To the Editor:
am a Mercyhurst Alumna, class of
and a member
that distinguished religious order, the Sisters
Plenitude.After reading that ridiculous letter of Father Patrick in theOct. 21 issue
the Merciad I can only ask from what mailorder house
buy his ordination? Maybe he got it
sentia,I am referring, of course, to the many inaccuracies in histreatment of
is the founder of my order.
many errors that
can only questionthe validity of his orders. Are you sure he is really a priest
an inept impostor?
My main reason for writing, however,
uestion that fraud Patrick but instead to tell your readersle true story of
The founder of our religious order was a medieval bishop,monk, scholar, mystic, martyr and voyeur (no one
His motto enscribed on all his episcopal silverwarewas "is that all there
He lived at a time when there were many decadent priestswho went around blessing animals instead of people as Godintended. Sherperdus' calling was
seek out such priestsand return; them
It was a
ultimately one that led to his martyrdom.His tragic
glorious end came the day he tried to breakup
boars. The priest involvedthought Sherperdus said "get your hands off those whores."and so he turned the boars loose on our founder. Sherperdus,thus, became the first martyr to be bored
death for theFaith. Fr. Patrick should be so lucky.
any of your readers are as outraged as I at the attitudesof
Patrick they should immediately contact the diocesanvicar for decadent religious. The vicar's name is Fr. Leonmediately.I Yours in Sherperdus,
Pius Golightly, S.O.P.Leon im
To the Editor: t
the students of Mercyhurst College, residing in EganHall on this 24th day of October in the year
Lord,do detest the outrageous conditon
the Mercyhurst Gates!We have noticed an apparent flaw in the third prong of thelower quarter
east gate. What's*wrong with
outward disgrace since Mercyhurst gatesreflect the image of
school from the public view.
have had on several occasions severe mocking of
school due to this prong. We have heard numerous rumorsthat neighboring colleges and universities are introducing[hew cheers during basketball season condemning the stateof chipness our prong is
They even have the audacity torefrain from calling us the Lakers and re itling us theChip-pers. Are we
uccumb to This abuse? Must we live
constant fear of this harassment?The gates could be a beautiful structure but soon they willhave
be a closed structure. Closed to keep the insults out.But don't
this fool you. Between every prong comes
word and after every word comes
laugh. Soon people willbe pointing and laughing and pointing. Our issue here
be done about this prong.
incorporate into the Financial AidWork study program,
feel that calling this
he attention of P.O.S.O.M. was
that leaving this matter
yourhands,it will beattended
Any suggestions on your part
the effort ofrestoring
CH.IP.Si (Christians Hating Indecent Prongs Society)
r The Student Activities Committee (SAC), which had beenonlya good idea until last Wednesday, is now a reality.
ishoped that, given
next big jump—from paper committee
Chances are good that it will, because the officers selectedby MSG
excellent choices. They
Darlene Webb,president; Greg Brewer, vice president; Mike Heller,treasurer;
Holly Benton, secretary.These officers are
the studentbody as can be made with such a small group. Representedare the interests of both men
women, blade students
white, commuters and residents.
considersuch interest groups, even
labels are somewhat arbitrary and secondary
the main goal
providing moregood times for everyone in general.Perhaps
MSG did not
disassociate itself from student activities by forming SAC.Part
the reason for SAC was to give MSG more time
work on other things, to be sure. But part of it, too, was thefeeling tha
need for more
better events is importantenough
receive thefulltimeattention of
separate group.Student government still will have final say over all SACdecisions.
several present and former members of MSGhave pledged to help SAC in any way they can. Candidatesfor
included three present MSG representatives, a former president
recent candidates for office.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE the amount of effort that went intointerviewing 17 candidates and choosing among them. Wehave some misgivings, though, about the selection process
Despite the best intentions, last Wednesday's vote onthe recommendations
executive council (GeorgeVenuto, J
Alexander, Jann Gatti) turned
out to be a
ultimately meaningless exercise.
At one point a motion was made
make a substitution inone office. The proposed replacement was
an MSG rep,
group. The original candidate was not wellknown. The question came down to choosing either the bestcandidate, period,
The reps had nothing more
to go on
name, some sketchy details and what one officer called "trust" and the "gut instinct" of
reps wisely abstained.The motion
original recom-menda tions passed unanimously.But this was a small matter, one that could be corrected inthe future by providing the reps with a list of all candidatesahead of time. That way they would have a chance
Held before voting.?
put our suggestion on record for future reference, not
fight today. As
has gotten off to asuperb start. Judging by the enthusiasm shown by the can-1didates and the quality of the officers selected.
wish them luck and look forward
jtivities, and enjoying them.
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