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Mercyhurst students
to dig at
Israel
C aesar
ea
Hie Mercyhurst College ArchaeologicalInstitute will conduct field schools this summerat
the
Indian burial ground disco vered
in
NorthEast Township last April
and
at
the
ancientseaport
of
Caesarea
on
Israel's Mediterranean
coast
The
purpose of the field schools, accordingto MAI director
Dr.
J.M. Adovasio, is to givethose interested in archaeology the opportunityto acquire a firsthand knowledge of excavationskills
and
procedures
by
working
at an ar-
chaeological site under
the
guidance of profes-sionals,
y
Field school students
who
meet certainrequirements
may
also
earn
college credits for
their
participation. Mercyhurst
students
will begiven first preference
for
the Caesarea fieldschool, and the experience
of
working at thatfamous site
is
a ^
rare opportunity
for
thoseinterested
in
archaeology,
and
in
having
a great
time in the
Mediterranean
sun
at the same
time.
On the basis
of artifacts recovered last year,the
North
East
site,
which
contains
an
ossuary,or ceremonial burial
pit, is
thought
to be a
proto-Erie
site which dates from approximately1350
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sun
sets over the dig
site
of
the
ancient
seaport
of
Caesarea on theMediterranean Sea where local students have been invited to help excavate.Students
are
also welcome to assist
at
the dig site in North East where anancient
Indian
burial
ground
has
been uncovered.important," Adovasiosaid,"because
this
typeof
site
is not well documented in
this
area, and
the results of the project should greatly
increaseour understanding
of Late Prehistoric
adapta-tion in the Lake Erie Coastal Plain.";
I The city of Caesarea was built by
the JewishKing Herod the
Great between 22
and
10
B.C.It became the
metropolis
of Palestine—a majorseaport-the site
of St
Paul's imprisonment,and the home
of
famous Christian
and
Jewishauthors.Beginning in the
1950's,
excavations
at the
site have uncovered
parts
of
the
ancient
city'sstreets, aqueducts, homes, public buildings andreligious shrines. Those accepted for
the
fieldschool at Caesarea have the option ofpartici-
pating
in
terrestrial
and
marine
excavation.The
 field
 school
at the
North East site willrun
 from
 July
6
to August
16.
The excavation
season
at Caesarea will
extend
 from
 May
31
toJuly 23. Most participants join the Caesareaexpedition for
a
minimum
of
four weeks, but
two-week
and
three-week periods will
be
accepted on a space-available
basis.
For
more
information, contact
MAI
opera-tion manager David Strong
at
824-2531.
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MERCYHURST
COLLEGE, GLENWOODHILLS, ERIE,PA. 16546FEBRUARYa20|19M|
CHECKOUT
Alpha
Phi
Omega gains approval
By Angela M. CampMerciad News Editor
Thursday.
Feb.
20
LIBRARY HOURS
-- 8
a.m.
to
midnight
Friday, Feb.
21=LIBRARY HOURS
-
8
am.
 to
 4
p.m.
4:30 to 5:30
p.m.
Campus
Minis-try.
Prayer
Group.
Saturday,
Feb. 22
LIBRARY HOURS
-- 9
a.m. to
9
fun.Sunday, Feb.
23
LIBRARY HOURS
-
1
p.m.
to
midnight
Monday, Feb. 24
LIBRARY HOURS
- 8
ajn.
to
midnight
7 p.m.
Campus
Ministry. Scrip-
ture
Study.
&
9 p.m.
Laker
Inn.
Food
For Fi-nals.
The Mercyhurst Student Government gaveits
approval
on Thursday,
Feb.
13.
Mercyhurstnow
has its
first fraternity
-
Alpha
Phi
Omega(APO).
i.
i
When Robi
Taylor, a brother
and
the APOliaison to Mercyhurst, announced
at the
APOmeeting at Edinboro that they had been suc-
cessful
in
their attempt
to
start
a
chapter
at
Mercyhurst,
he was
greeted
by a
round
of
*'We
are
proud
to
be able to initiate
ill
i
it attempted
to
regain
Tuesday, Feb. 25
LIBRARY HOURS
-- 8
ajn.
to
midnight;FINAL EXAMS
3
to 4
pjn.
Campus Ministry.Adopt-a-Grandparent
•.
3
to 6
pjn.
CampusMinistry.Emmaus Soup
Kitchen.
-
4:30 pjn. Union.
Reconciliation.
8
p.m.
Campus
Ministry. Al-
Anon
Meeting.Wednesday,Feb.26
LIBRARY HOURS
-
8
a.m. to
8
pjn.
FINALEXAMS
Mercyhurst
in the
experience of fraternity lifeand to
establish
a national service organizationthere," said Taylor,
who is
also
an
alumnus
ofMercyhurst
"
It
should take
up to a
year
to
obtain
a
charter
 from
he national
headquarters
of
Alpha
Phi Omega According to Scott Sherman, thepresident
of
the Iota
Xi
chapter
at
EdinboroUniversity, it took
their
chapter
a
year.
It
maytake less time for Mercyhurst because Edin-boro used outdated information and thereforewas delayed when
its!;
charter.
t
J * 'We will
be up
there
to
help
every
step
ofthe way," said Greg Heckler, the vice presi-dent
of
Fellowship. Brothers
of
the Iota
Xichapter
will
be
visiting Mercyhurst
in
order
tohelp
to establish the chapter and to offer
guid-ance.
? *
v^
*
Until
a
charter
is
obtained, pledging will
not take
place.
Students who
show interest andparticipate in activating the
raternity
 will
be
known
as
a petitioning
group.
Once
the
frater-
nity
is established, the members of the petition-ing group
*
will
be
known
as the
FoundingFathers.
They will
then
begin
their family
trees
which will continue
on
through subsequentpledges.Alpha Phi Omega
is a
service fraternity.According to Frank Cwiklinski, the vice presi-dent
of
Service,service hours are
distributed
among service to the nation, the community,
1 trot
hers and
pledges
of Alpha Phi Omega
at
Edinboro
Universityparticipate in the
raternity
 song
at
the dose of a meeting.
t
the campus and the chapter
itself.
*
'Student
must have
IS hours
of service
a
semester.
W<
encourage ?individual,
service
hours," sailCwiklinski.
Service
hours will have
to to
redistributed ^when gibe
 fraternity
 moves
u
Mercyhurst
in
order to
conform
 to
he trimestcr system versus the semester system.
Just because
APO
is
foui
MWA
-._-.,_,--- __
-a^..^—
on
service
docs
not
mean they
dofnot
have
fun. The
fraternity promotes fellowship
by
encourag-ing
activities
involving
all the
brothers
and
pledges.
Some
of
these activities include
ski
trips,
•:•:•
parties
and
this week they planned'Mocktails*
-
nonalcoholic cocktails.
4
*We have a kH of
fun
but we do not drink
as
a
raternity/*said Sherman. He explainedthat the Iota
Xi
chapter chose to ban alcoholfrom all
 fraternity
 parties.
"We
may
go to
parties and drink
if
we choose but we cannotwear
our
letters,** said Heckler.*
An
organizational meeting
will be held
onMarch 18 at 8 p.m. in the government cham-bers of the
Carolyn Herrmann
Union. Anyoneinterested in organizing Alpha Phi Omega atMercyhurst should attend.
Alarms
sound
in
Zurn
u
.
Students
and
faculty
in
Zurn Hall weredisrupted during evening classes on Wednes-day, Feb.
19
when fire alarms sounded
and
classes were evacuated.
"I
was talking
with
Mr.
(Jerry) Trambley
when
the
alarm sounded
at
about 6:02," said Dick Ragan, head
of the
communications department
"A
couple
of
minutes later
I
heard sirens,
9
* Four
Brie
firedepartment companies responded
to the
call*"We could smell electrical smoke on thispart
of the
first floor," said
Ray
Buyce,
a
professor
of
geology. Buyce said that no
one
saw any other signs
of
 fire
 but the smoke.
About'100
students and
faculty
members
m
were evacuated from
the
building, many
of
whom had forgotten coats
and
jackets
in theirhaste.
"Evidently,the
evacuation went fine/*said
LL
Bruce Eicher, of Engine Company 13.Eicher who
was
directly involved in inves-tigating the origin
of
the smoke said that theydiscovered the problem in
a
 room
 on the firstfloor of Zurn.
"As it
turned out,
it was an
overheated light
ballast," saidEicher.
"It lei
offa
lot
of
smoke when
the
insulation burned
off.**
Students and faculty returned
to
the buildingwithin
IS
minutes
of
the
evacuation.
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20,1992
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Editor's Note: This column
is
designed
to
lei
the
Mercyhurstcommunity
know what is happening in the
i
lternational, national
and
local arenas.
The
news
is gathered from
%
variety
of
sources.By Angela M. CampMerciad News Editor
INTERNATIONAL
\
Russia
-
Not only
is
Russia borrowing more money
from
the
United States to keep bread in the
stores,
but it is also accepting
helpin dismantling
its nuclear
arsenal. American
lailroad
boxcars have
been fitted to
transport
warheads to storage sites and
$25
million
has
Ad
jrV
aside
to set
up
an
institute
im
^^
jmA
•:***
*
\
employment
for
former Soviet nuclear-bomb designers.
Ireland -Judges and officials in Ireland have banned a
14-year-oldrape victim who
is
pregnant
 from
 going to London
to
obtain an
abortion where the procedure is
legal.
Under an amendment
adoptedin
1983,
abortion is
banned,
except
in
some cases
where
the life
of
the
mother
may
be endangered.Libya
Libya
is
preparing for attack
in
the face
of
threatenedsanctions over the
1988
terrorist bombing
of
Pan
Am Flight 103.The United Nations demanded that the two Libyan citizens sus-
peeled
of being
behind
the
bombing which lei 1270
people dead, be
extradited for
trial.
The United States and Britain have not ruled
outmilitary action in addition to economic sanctions.Ethiopia
p
The
remains
of
the?former
emperor
of
Ethiopia,overthrown in 1974, were found on Sunday,
Feb.
16 beneath theoffice
of
the,man
who
overthrew him. Forensic tests will
be;
performed to determine the cause of
death.
The
formal
reburialfor
Emperor
Haile
Selassie, who died mysteriously after
a
Marxistrevolution,
has
been
scheduled
for
July
23.NATIONAL:Bedford,
NH - The New Hampshire primary showed that
Repub-
licans are dissatisfied enough to give George Bush a weak
showing
with only 57 percent of the
Republican vote.
Pat Buchanan took
41percent From the Democratic side, Paul Tsongas was in a stronglead with 33 percent, followed closely
by
Bill Clinton with
27
tofthevote.
.VIVM
Milwaukee
— Serial
killer Jeffrey
L.
Dahn«er
was
denied
the
possibility of parole when
a judge
sentenced him
to 15
consecutive
life terms in
prison.
Dahmer was convicted of
killing
and
dismem-bering
15
boys
and
young
men to
fulfiU
his
sexual desires.
He
will
v
* w
w*w
be ineligible for
parole
for 936 years.San Francisco
-
The United Way
of
the Bay Area, the largest
single donor
to
scouting
programs,
is on the verge of
withdrawing
ilt
finanre
1
support because the Boy Scouts
of
America prohibitgay
Scout leaders
and
scouts.
There are
currently several lawsuitsagainst the
Boy
Scouts
of
America that challenge
the
group'sexclusion of avowed homosexuals,
girls
and
atheists.
-
LOCAL:
Two Erie
businesses,
owned by the same
person,
were destroyed
byfire on Erie's
east
side. Both fires occurred within
minutes of
one
•_•:•
another early Tuesday
morning,
Feb.
18.[Partners
Tavern,
a
topless
land the Paradise Health
Club,
that the
owner
said was
a massageparlor,
may or
may
not have been
related,
and
may
have been
due
to
arson. A
man
was
found shot in the
health club
before the fire.Police are investigating the death
to
see
if
there
is a
connectionbetween the shooting and the fire. Firefighters took breaks fromfighting
the
blaze
at
the gasoline
station that
is
immediately
to
die
east of the
«1
Gay couples raise children
By
P.
Kevin
MMerciad Senior
The issue of whether gay
couplesshould be allowed
to have
and raisechildren
was
dealt with
in the
thirdof
a
series
of
"Evenings
for Dis-cussion Around Homosexual
Is-
sues
»
campus
Tuesday
Two gay men, Jim and Dave,led
the
discussion
focusing
on thecustody of Jim's four children. Thecouple, after
lengthy
legal proceed-ings, have secured partial custodyof
Jim's
children.Jim was
in a
heterosexual mar-riage
and a
father
of
four
before
he
became involved in a relationship
with a
male friend.
At the age
of 34and after being
a
father
for
over 13years,
Jim
realized
that he was
gay.
Jim'srelationship with his
malefriend didn't work out, and
so at
the age
of
36, Jim
was
on
his
own.Jim never wanted
to
give up
his
children,
and so when he
met Dave,his present male partner,
he
soughtcustody
of
his
children.Jim
and
Dave
see
Jim's
two
younger children twice
a
week.Jim and Dave take the children,
a
boy
of 9
and
a
girl
of
7, to the
movies
and
out to
dinner
in the
same
way
that
a
heterosexual
couplewould.
i
Jim said that the reason
he
is
making his
case
public
is to
inspireother
gay
men
who
find themselvesin a position similar to his own
to
fight for their
legal
right to custodyof
their
children.Dave,
who
is
in
the retail busi-ness and who manages a staff of 30people, says he
is
accepted by
his
colleagues
and
that his homosexu-ality does
not
affect
his
profes-
sional
life.
He says that he is
honestabout
his
homosexuality
in his
professional life,
and says that
oncepeople
see
that
he
is
not
"dirty,perverted
or
vulgar," people
ac-
cept
him the
way he is.
Dave say
 s
that
the
same
is truein
regard to
the children.
"If we
arecomfortable with
our
situation.
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If we go into
a
restaurant
and
kids
sit on
one
side
of
the
table
Jim and
I
sit
on
the other, and
we
are
comfortable
with this arrangement,
then
the
waitress
and
other custom-ers
are
comfortabletoo.*'
jFor whatever
reasons, Jim says
that
men who
discover they
are
gayafter
they
are married
and have
chil-dren, often give
up
their children
and move
away. According
to Jim,
this should
not
necessarily
be the
case, as his own situation exempli-fies,
f
iAlso present at the meeting
werepeople representing various local
gay and
lesbian activist
groups.
*
Manyattended the meetingwere involved in such activities asgay coffee houses,
the
Erie AidsCouncil
and the
establishment
of
shelters
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AIDStext meeting
March
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the gay
com-munity. This ties
in
with the first
"Evening
for
Discussion,"
in
which
Jeannine Gramick and 1
IV
Nugentfacilitated
a
symposium on homo-phobia
in
society in general
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interested
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Mercy
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the drugand alcohol committee will hope-fully be determined by the end ofbreak.
Most
of the feedback about theWinter
Formal
was positive exceptfor
an
article
in
The Merciad.No new ideas have been pre-
sented
for
possible
fundraisers. DaveMurphy will continue
to
look intoideas over
break.
Kevin
McHughlsald
a
few
words
on
behalf
of
the
Interna-tional
Student
Mercyhurst College
is not
having
any part in the Bizarro boxing
match February 22 in the campuscenter. Tony Danza is sponsoringthe boxers.
~ft
XCiIMnwt.
i s request
for funds. They
are
asking
for
$300 to take
a
trip to Boston
over
St
Patrick's
Day. Some plans in-clude touring Boston, watching theparade,
folk bands
and a
mo
 vie onSunday. The executive board
win
rate the request this week and thedy will vote
next
week.Dave Murphy wants
to get
shuttles
to the JV
Mercyhurst/Gannon hockey game on Sunday,
Feb.
23.
It is
at
the
Civic Center.The Senior dinner
dance wiD
•:•:«
The political science club re-
ceived $254.70 of funding for
their
trip
to
Washington D.C.be April 3. The
student
body will
vote
on two juniors to help chairthe dance at next Sunday's meet-ing.
Any
juniors
interested
inchair-
ing the dance next year and
helping
this
year
should come
to
Sunday'smeeting.
?
411
aren Trapofci
inquired
the
survival
kits during
 finals.
 Cay
Maloney informed
her
that hotelmanagement is in charge.
Campos
Life
is
requesting
suggestions
from
students
on
howto improve the handbook tor nextyear.
 
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AIDS
tops
alumna's
concerns
Dear Editor:
Several
 recent
etters which
havediscussed the prevention
of
thesexual transmission
of
AIDS bycondoms at Mercyhurst,a Catholiccollege,
concerned
me.
I
write, thus,both as an alumna of
Mercyhurst
College and as a Sister of Mercy.
What is
at stake, focused clearly bythe lens of AIDS, is
a deeper
issue
than the spread
of disease:
It is
themeaning of choice, of suffering, oflife,of death. Throughout history,we find people dealing with thesame stakes, only revealed by
dif-
ferent circumstances.It
is
difficult for each
of us
when we meet suffering in our-selves
or in our
friends.
But it is thequestion
of
death which shrinks all
other questions.
Each
of
us
is per-
in
the face.
It is then that
God offersto each the courage to minister tothe suffering
and
to believe in Eter-nal Life which Jesus says beginshere on Earth. Some people be-lieve that the choice of condoms
What
choices
will enableus
 to
 prevent
the
spread ofAIDS while retaining thewholeness of our hearts,
minds
and bodies?
socially responsible
for
•:
«i
g
deathwill relieve personal and societalanxiety concerning
suffering
anddeath.
The
Catholic
Church
offersother ways to relieve this anxiety,to enrich health,
to
strengthencourage, to create bonds
of
loveand to evoke inner life.Recently,
I
sat beside one ofour friendliest Sisters, who servedat Mercyhurst College for manyyears, and I watched her die. Shedid so in peace. I thought of T.S.Eliot's lines:
"A
condition
of
complete simplicity (Costing not
less than
everything).
I
'
What choices
prepared
her for peace in the
midstof suffering
and
death?
What choices
will
enable
us toprevent
the
spread of
AIDS
whileretaining the
wholeness
of our heads,minds and bodies? What choiceswill
let us meet death
without fear?It
is
my conviction that per-sonal belief
in Jesus
Christ
and
thechoice to live by Catholic valuesare not easy, and, most emphati-cally, are not popular. Those whodo so know
integrity
of heart
andthe
gladness of
the
Kingdom.Wishing you peace,Sister Margaret
Park,
RSM "73
Samick
questions mural cover-up
Dear
Editor.Think
back on the last time you
were walking through Old Main.Do you remember the beautiful
murals that
used
to be located across
from the Dean's office that havebeen freshly painted over?
^
A piece of Mercyhurst history
was wiped away with a brush
dippedin white latexpaint,and I, alongwith many other students,
\
amshocked. I looked upon the paint-ings as
a
piece of
Mercyhurst
his-tory
from its past Two of my
oldersisters who have also attended
Mercyhurst in the
70
f
s were amazed
_
to find that the murals have beendiminished from the halls of Old
A
piece of Mercyhurst hist-and students
jfthe originality
of
Mercyhurst and how the schoolhas changed academically, as wellas socially through the years.
'
I feel confident in saying thatMain. These
murals •
once repre-
sented the
foundation of
this
school.The paintings showed visitors
The Merciad
Mercyhurst
College's First Class
newspaper
as rated by the
Associated Collegiate Press
ory
was wiped
away with abrush dipped in white latex
paint,
and I along with manyVOL. 65 NO. 16FEBRUARY
20,1992
Karen
McGulreAngela
M. Camp
Jule
Gardner
Anne L. McNeilsJoseph
Legter
John Furlong
HoUyFulmer
P. Kevin McHughYvonne MaherTimothy
Moriarty
Editor-in-ChiefNews EditorFeatures EditorArts and Entertainment Editor
Sports
EditorPhoto EditorCopy EditorSenior WriterAdvertising Manager
Faculty
AdvisorDan
McQuillen
Adria
StalskyTricia
KuharAmy FitzgeraldTodd PalmerSteve
Rush
Leon MumfordChris
Fiely
John
Danknich
Grace, BrunoGarth McCurdySuzanne Coneglio
Tamara Moriarty >
Dave McQuillenNicole
Geraci
Michelle Ryan
Keith
CoursonCraig Rybczynski
Lisa
BrownRobyn BraunrothKatie Johnson
John
BrunoMia'
TJrickiLaura
BlabacBeth Nichols
Julie
TheissGlenn OndickMelissa
PotockiSteph Wainwright
other students,
am
shocked.
the feelings
I
have are not mineatone. Yeah,
maybe the murals were
not
the
talk of
the
school,
but
theywere
part
of it They wasted moremoney painting pver
the murals
and buying the new pictures that
now-stare
us in The face.
If
themurals would have stayed wherethey belonged,
this.money
could
have been used for
something morebeneficial.
I
am disappointed
with the
:
judgement used. in
• making
thisdecision
and outraged that the
stu-
dent
body was not informed!A point
lo
ponder The picturewas worth
a
thousand words!Sincerely,Rebecca Samick
Miller
Dear Editor:
The Editor's Edge
By Karen
McGuireEditor-in-Chief .Did you ever nonce how
somepeople have a way of brighten-
ing
a person's day
just by saying"hello'
9
?
I
don't know whyexactly*
but
for some people, it
seems like
a
natural
gift
Do
youknow
what I
mean?
Let's take for
example Sister
Damien
Miechick.
Every singleday,she sits in the chapel foyer and greets those who walk by. Idon't know
about
you,but
after
awhile,
I
would get pretty
sick andtiled
of just
sitting there
answering the phone and watching people
go
by. Sister Damien, however,
always seems to keep her
cheerfuldisposition and optimistic attitude. I don't
uink
it would be thesame if I walked
into Old Main and
didn't hear "Hello, Dear.
How
are you?"
* | J i
And,
what about Jean Coffey in the mailroom? I think she hasto
be one of
the
busiest people on campus. How does
she keep
all
the
mail straight and not lose her
sanity?
I don't know, but she isanother
one who
always says "hello"
and is ready to
assist
you
inany way
she
can. If
there was
a mailroom lady of
the
week awardI would definitely nominate Jean.
|
\
|
Of course,
many of the people who touch
OTJ
lives each day are
often those who are kinda in
the
background of things
and
don'treceive
the
recognition
and
appreciation they deserve.
One person
who
comes
to mind for me is Joe Brown, housing maintenance.
Anyone who comes in contact with Joe knows he's the kind ofguy
who comes to the rescue whenever you need him. Who saysdie
1
"knight
in
shining armor"
went out with
the Middle
Ages? In
thiscase,
he just
handed in
his suit of armor for a utility
beltAnother person whom I have had the pleasure of coming
incontact with is Sister Marlene
Lehmkuhl, director
of the Sisters
ofMercy
Institute for
religiouseducation.Sister
Marlene has a
pleas-ant outlook on life. She has earned the respect of me and many
less
and courage.
She
always listens to
(VI
thers
with
her open-mind
the
views of others and yet
stands behind her
beliefs.To me, she exemplifies what
this
college is all about
I
There are
many,
many others who
flood
my
life
every day
withkindness. I'm
sure if you sat
down,
you
could
make a list of people
who
brighten
your day, too.
*
^Unfortunately,
in
today's world,
I
think
people have
a tendencyto be cynical and pessimistic. I often find
myself
falling into thissame trap. I
fear that people
feel
that The
Merciad has fallen into
this
black hole. I'm sorry if
you
feel
that
way.
|I know the paper
doesn't
always
carry
a
message of optimism,but it's not meant to be a public relations vehicle. However, forevery bad there
is
a good. It is my sincere hope that the issues
•:t:i•>.ii i
discussed
in this medium will cultivate
thought and
discussion and
ultimately result
in g< ^^ ^^I
believe in this college. If
I
didn't, I wouldn't
be
here. Many
pie
ask me why I came here or more important, why I stayedhere.Well,after four years, I can easily say
the reason
I stayed issimple
the people. This college is
not just an
institution. It is aliving body of
individuals
like Sister Damien,
Jean
Coffey,
Joe
Brown and Sister Marlene.It's not the Tudor-gothic styled buildings or the
beautiful
le.ampus
that makes
Mercyhurst
what
it
is.
It's
the
>
I
4
benches
?
her concerns
i
The Merciad is the student-produced newspaper ofMercyhurst College, Box 161,
SOI
E.
38th St,qBrie, Pa.,'l6546. Phone 824-2376Material for publication must be submitted by noon
m
on the Monday before publication.
MI
The
Merciad's
editorial opinion is determinedby
the
Editorial Board with the
Editor
holdingfinal responsibility. The opinions expressed inThe Merciad
are
not necessarily those ofThe Merciad, its staff
or
Mercyhurst College.I
witnessed
\
one <of die*best
examples of ignorance in my lifelast night
at
the Mercyhurst basket-
ball
game.
I
watched
a
senior
sit
onthe bench for most
of
the gamewith sadness,
anger andmenton
his face. Last
night's game
just happened to be "Senior Ap-preciation Night" What a joke!
Although
this particular senior was
put in as
a
token in
the beginning of
the
game,
and scoring the first
points,he was pulled out to sit on thebench for the remainder of his final
home game at the same college he
has so proudly attended.
I
could
contention for any playoff hopes,but as their record shows, this is
just not
so.
I
s
This particular senior was
a
starter for Mercyhurst in
his fresh-man year.
What does
that tell youof his talents?
In his
freshman year,I
sat
through/,
what I
think was themost exciting game. With
just
sec*
onds
left
in
overtime,
he scored
thewinning basket against
a
top team-Cheney. How proud the admini-
stration
of Mercyhurst
was
of him.Where was that same administra-Although Barry
Copeland was not
a crowd favorite, I
feel be
would
have let all
three of
his
seniors
play
last
night And I am sure he would
have had the guts
to
shake thehands
of
the seniors, and
their
parents.*
if*
If I sound
somewhat bitter,
thisis
because this particular senior justhappens to be my cousin. I want
him to
know,
although Mercyhurstadministration
has let
him
down,
r
tion last night? As far as that
goes,where have they been this long
«?
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l
Dave we, your family
and
friends,
are
very proud ofyou^Love,Joyce Millerunderstand
if
Mercyhurst was inMercyhurst has gone through
two coaches in the past
four years.

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