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The Merciad, Nov. 5, 1982

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The
82 Vote
Rep Elections Next Week
Mercyhurst Student Govern-ment elections will be heldNovember
10
and
11,
according toSheila Delaney, Chairperson
of'
the MSO election committee.On Tuesday and Wednesday ofnext week, students in the field ofpetroleum geology, geology andmedical technology will be votingfor a
i
representative of their
|
respective departments.Freshmen representatives and acommuter representative are alsopositions being voted upon in theMSG elections."This is the first year arepresentative from the field ofMedical Technology is beingsought to represent the students inthis major/' stated Delaney.
"Medical
Technology is beingincluded
as
a position because it isbecoming an established major,"said Delaney.
,«
Kathy Schweingruber,freshman,
is
the only candidaterunning for Medical Technologyrepresentative. 4
-
1
Commuter representative can-didate sophomore, Bill
Ball Is
alsothe only student running for thisposition.Both Schweingruber
and $
Ballhave no opponents but will berunning against write-incandidates.
At MSG
Delaney said anyone is able tobecome a write-in candidate eventhough a letter of intent has notbeen submitted. I"A student interested in becom-ing a candidate for any positioncan become a write-in candidate,"Delaney said.
In
the field of geology, twostudents, freshman
J
Jean
Pluta
and sophomore Patrick Songerare both seeking to become therepresentative of the Geologydepartment.Five students are campaigningto become freshmen represen-tatives.^ Three of the followingcandidates will be elected asfreshmen representatives: DeanHall, Tom Bonello, John Jones,
Jo
Wild, and
Christie
Smith.Election procedure will be thesame as last year, explainedDelaney. Students who will bevoting will
sign
their name toverify they voted and each namewill then be checked on a
master
list from the registrar to makesure each student is qualified tovote.
|
Students will then be
given;a
validated ballot sheet to select the
candidate(s)
from their respectivedepartments or class, according toDelaney.
*
continued on page 5
Dance
ClubRequests
Funds
Dance Club president, JohnMuzic requested funds from theMercyhurst Student Governmentat the meeting held Wednesday.Muzic asked MSG for $500 toaid the dance club with transpor-tation costs to New York City
during
spring break.
T
MSG will decide next
week
whether to fulfill the
club's
request.
| ^
In other business, Marie San-
tangello, senator of the CampusLife Committee said the ad-ministration is considering havinga mental health advisor on cam-pus for half a day each week.St. Vincent Hospital and theadministration are negotiatingfees for this service.
tiL
The counselor would aidstudents in dealing with stress andother problems college studentsencounter, said SantangelloGina Frisina, MSG treasurer,stated that Student Unionrenovations
are
underway and willbe completed during Thanksgiv-ing break.
i.
Mike Sicheri, a member of theresident ad hoc committee, spoketo
MSG
concerning the numerousduties of the housekeeper in
McAuley
Hall.Sicheri said he just wanted tomake sure students are aware ofthe everyday tasks thehousekeeper must accomplish.The
first*place
winners in the costume competition at the Halloween Dance. The can of Raid, Exterminatorand flying ants - Robin Zidek, Darlene Nolan,
Carla
Anderson and Debbie Dixon - won the $25.00 prize.Other winners were: Frankenstein, "Martha", Pennzoil car, four-legged girl,
the
Hooker and
the
Junction.
The Night He Came Back
Halloween On The Mercyhurst
Campus
By
Carta AndersonHalloween night was a scare forEgan and Baldwin dormitoriesand the Mercyhurst Apartmentbuildings beginning at
11:30
p.m.A sophomore at MercyhurstCollege, whose name cannot berevealed, dressed as' the allegedHalloween
"boogie
man". Hepreceded to throw rocks at theapartment windows, and knockon apartment doors, terrorizingthe residents.Mercyhurst Security capturedthe boogie man lurking on thecampus grounds at 12:05 a.m."Security filed a report," saidPhyllis Aiello, director of housingand safety."I got the idea from the movieHalloween, and decided to do itfor a joke," stated the boogieman. "I think it
was
excellent thateveryone was scared."He explained that he and someof his friends went out as a groupto scare people. "I decided to gooff
on my own
and scare someonein Sesler, and it turned out to bemore than I thought," said theboogie man.The boogie man explained thathe hid behind cars and trucks inthe
apartment-parking lot./'At
one time security was only threefeet away from
me
in the parkinglot," he added.The
most;
ironic factor accor-ding to the boogie man, is that heeven walked over to the apartmentbuildings with Chuck Cook fromsecurity, to check out the reportedincident. Cook did not realize thatthe sophomore was the person hewas looking for. The boogie manexplained that he kept his maskinside of his coat.A group of " boogie men" alsoinvaded Egan and Baldwin dor-mitories, explained the boogieman.
*
Mercyhurst residents expressedtheir feelings about the boogieman. "I don't care if
the
person isfrom the campus or the Erie area.Something should be done,"stated a Mercyhurst Apartmentresident. "Oh God, anybody thatthrows rocks deserves something.It's uncalled for and it's van-dalism," said senior GinaDilluvio. Senior
Kelly
Mineweaserstated, "I think it
was
all in fun. Inever saw so many people in thehall before." Dave Miller, agraduate student at Mercyhurst,was working at Baldwin desk dur-ing the scare. "Outside ofBaldwin, girls saw stuff and theywere screaming," said Miller."Several girls said they werescared," he added.Other college students express-ed their opinions
^about -
Hallo-ween night. "It wasn't too great.It was scary," exclaimed juniorDebbie Dixon, a MercyhurstApartment
resident.
"I felt bad hegot in trouble. But, it wasn't toocool at 11:30 at night," saidsenior apartment resident MichaelSmith.
"At
the time it was veryscary. But when I look back on itnow, it's kind of funny. He car-
ried
1
the joke too far though,"stated junior Darlene Nolan,
]
an
apartment resident. Senior Joe
Rubino
said, "For his own sake it
wasn't
']
too cool because
4
peopletend to overreact. He may havegotten hurt."Aiello explained that vandalismoccurred on the 'Hurst campusHalloween night."Someone decided to take
a
baseball bat to a wall in the lowerlevel of Founder's
^Apartment
building in the hallway. Eightdents are in the wall," statedAiello.
pj
She explained
that;
a fire ex-tinguisher was discharged, andvomiting occurred
in
the
stairwells
and laundry
room'in
Founders'Apartment building.
|
"Several stop signs and trafficsigns were beaten on with acontinued on
page 6
 
And
You Thought The
CampaignsiEnded
Tuesday
The Fall Student Government elections will take place nextWednesday, November 10, and Thursday, November 11.Although the ballot for this election is not nearly as extensive asthe spring contest,
the importance
of the positions availablemust be stressed.
Wrht
freshman class will elect three freshmen representativesnext week. This race is significant because the three individualswho are selected will be charged with the responsibility of stan-ding up for all members of the class of
1986
when issues are rais-ed pertaining to them and all Mercyhurst students in general. Allfreshmen should now take the initiative to learn who is runningfor their representatives, what their campaign platforms are,and whether or not they are qualified to earn seats in the StudentGovernment.
cTwo
major representatives will also be chosen in the upcom-ing elections. One Geology/Petroleum Geology and one MedicalTechnology representative will be elected. In these races, onlythe students enrolled in those particular majors are eligible tovote. Every single student in those major programs should votefor their representative. Questions are often raised in govern-ment which will directly relate to certain majors. The interests ofthe Geology and Medical Technology students are protected bytheir representatives.The last position to be included on next week's ballot is Com-muter Representative. Since approximately
one-third
of
all
Mer-
cyhurst'
students are!; commuters, this contest is of
vital
significance. The commuter rep will be in government to assurethat commuter needs are met and that the group is treated withthe same equality as resident students.Students should pay attention to the campaigns, ask questionsof those candidates who may represent theirclass,major, or
stu-
dent status, and then, most important of all, VOTE.
THE MERCIAD
welcomes the expressions of itsreaders in "Your Opinion". All letters must besigned and should contain an address ortelephone number to be used for verificationpurposes only. Contributions will be edited forgrammatical or spelling errors. Letters must besubmitted by 4 p.m. Tuesdays
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Letter
CEC OfficersThank Members
Dear Editor,On Sunday afternoon amongstall of the rain and thunder, eigh-teen Mercyhurst CEC
members
helped bring Halloween toresidents of Sarah Reed HomeFor Children. These dedicatedcollege students went door-to-door with a client from SarahReed. The officers would like tothank each and every one of you,who, despite bad weather, gotdressed up and made traditionreal for some of our kids.Congratulations goes out tothose members with perfect atten-dance for September events: PatHautzinger,
Dolores
Miller,
PaulaDischner, Jonell Harrington, Sal-ly Gehlmann,
Theresa f
Deffih-baugh,
Anita*
Whiteman, KarenLasko, and Kathy vGardner.Perfect attendance for October'sgatherings is awarded to: SallyGehlmann and Anita Whiteman,At this time, we would
like
toinvite the whole campus to get in-volved with the 8 th Annual DanceMarathon. This year
we
are goingto try something
different*,
anddance for 24 hours. We hope
the
shortened time span will enticemore dancers to the floor thisJanuary. The date is set forJanuary 21 and 22, 1983, from 6p.m. to
6
p.m. All dancers
will
beasked to deposit a $5.00 entrancefee
when
they register.
This will
berefunded when sponsor money isreturned. Contact one of the of-ficers for more information.Thank you to everyone whohelped out CEC by purchasingcider and/or doughnuts. Also, westill are selling candy bars for ErieSpecial Olympics. Contact anyCEC member for one of thosescrumptious Pulakos bars. Everylittle bit helps us to help our kidsand we are grateful.See you all on Sunday night at6:30 in 300 for an organizationalmeeting.Kelly SteenToni DillonCindy
Crain
Carrie Schwartz
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THE MERCIAD
 
Excessive Tension
y
Brent ScarpoI feel there is some type of tensionin the air at Mercyhurst, andstudents are suffering from it in avariety of ways.I feel the root of the"tension"originates in the school calendarand the amount of work demand-ed by professors to be completedin fourteen weeks.I have found this term to be ex-tremely difficult and confusing.Difficult because of the reasonsstated above and confusingbecause this
is the
only
term of theyear that I endure this excessivetension.
.When
we switched over to thenew calendar, I was willing to tryit, though I disliked its structure.
4
Now that I have completedalmost two fall terms of the newcalendar, I can confidently saythat fall term this year is turningout to be just as difficult as
fall
term last year.
I
felt the tensionthen as I do now and, in addition,I still have the same excessiveamount of work which I feel can-not be covered sufficiently infourteen weeks.Comparing my grades, I havefound my fall term grades to beslightly lower than winter or spr-ing terms. Of course, I have notcompleted winter and springterms of this year, but I wouldsuspect that they will be a reflec-tion of last year's performance.My grades
will
increase con-siderably and
the
excessive
tensionI endured fall term will bealleviated.Now, a person reading this col-umn could easily say that I'm theonly one feeling this excessive ten-sion and that I just need to workharder. Before
completing
thistheory, I asked other personswhat they thought of
the
calendarand
the
amount of work needed tobe completed by professors.To ^myisurprise, many otherswere
suffering
from this same ex-cessive tension I have spoken of.They also attributed it to thecalendar and the work load.When
I
asked people if they hadcome up with any solutions forthe problem, I was shocked at somany of their responses.
Somen
students! are takingcourses pass/ fail to be able toconcentrate and devote more timeto the other three. There are thosewho have dropped a class, sayingthey
would
j
rather waste $425dropping the class than possiblyfailing it and in
effect
1
'lowering
their Q.P.A.
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Others
;
have Quit their jobs,knowing well enough that themoney they had earned was badlyneeded. Also, there are those whohave dropped out of various ac-tivities of which their involvementwould have improved both thecollege and themselves.A large majority of
the
studentsI spoke with were upperclassmen,then I wondered how freshmenfelt about fall term. My questionwas answered indirectly by an ad-ministrator who said that inspeaking with various freshmen,she also perceived a type of ten-sion which seemed to be unac-countable, until I presented mytheory to her.To conclude, I feel a secondlook at and a thorough study ofthe school calendar and studentwork load should be taken.If not for the reasons in this arti-
cle,
for the Student OpinionSurvey which stated that
13.2
percent of
the
students
at Mercyhurstdisliked the school calendar ascompared to the national of 6.8per cent.*Brent Scarpo is
a
junior Englishmajor at Mercyhurst College.
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MUSIC,
MUSIC,|MUSIC WEEK
Schedule of Events
Sun.,
Nov.
7
Continental Divide
-
Zurn Recital Hall
7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov.
8
Racquet River Rounders
-
BPC
8:00 p.m.
Tues.,
Nov.*
9\
Greg Greenway Band
-
BPC, 50*
8:00 p.m.
Wed.,
Nov. 10
Mercyhurst's
Own
-
BPC
8:00 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 11
Guitar Music
-
Cafeteria
11:00 a.m.
-12:30
p.m.
Fri.,
Nov.
12l
|
Spirit
Day -
Campus Center
8:00
p.m.
Sat.
JNov.
13
Edinboro Game Dance
-
Campus Center,
50*
9:00 p.m.
-1:00
a.m.
Sun.,
Nov. 14
I
Chariots
Of
Fire
-
Zurn Recital Hall
7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
i
Mon.,
Nov.15
Hypnotist,
Gil
Eagles
-
Zurn Recital Hall
8:00 p.m.
FRESHMEN...
Want
a
and responsible
REPRESENTATIVE?
VOTE:
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