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On Page 4:
Bruno available for comment
On Page
6:
Faflik. Hurd discuss alcoholism
On Page 7:
Courson explains scholarships
VOL.
66
NO.23
MERCYHURST
COLLEGE,
GLENWOOD
HILLS, ERIE, PA. 16546 MAY
New housinlodes
Mercyhurst plans eight new townhouses
By
Jule Gardner
Editor
in
Chief
The Board of Trustees has approvedthe concept of eight new townhouseswhich, if
inalized,
 will be built duringthe summer. According
to coll
ege
Presi-
dent
Dr
William Garvey, they
are
likelyto be located either near the
current
townhouses
or on the
eastern
front
lawnnear
buildings
611
and 613.A decision
to
build
will
be
ma
de
'Very
soon," according to Dr. Gary
B
Brown,director of residence life.
The set
up
will
be
similar
to the
current
townhouses, which have three bedroomsand house six residents. However, thenew buildings will be two stories andwill
not
have
a
basement
Garvey
was
especially impressed withthe architecture of the townhouses. Hesaid the Tudor lines compliment
the
ex-isting buildings and resemble the Stu-
dent
Union.The townhouses will be open only to
female
students in good standing (with-out write-ups). "We know that womenare gentler on facilities. These will begorgeous new buildings
and
we simply
wa nt the
best
behaved to
live there," saidBrown. "It's not
a
sexist statement, it'sjust
the
way it is."Although the selection process is still
in
its
draft
stage, it will probably involvea lottery. Eligible females who applywill receive
a
number
and
random selec-tions
will be made to determine who wil
1
Multipl
By Joseph
Legler
Senior
Writer
Two Mercyhurst students have beenexpelled after they beat a Mercyhurst
freshman
football
player three times
onthe night of Saturday, April 24. Threeothers are facing
disciplinary
action."A decision has been rendered by theJudicial Board, upholding the actions
ta
ken by
Dr
(Gary)
Brown
(director ofresidence life), which resulted in twoexpulsions,
and
fines
and
loss
of eligibil-ity for
tea ml
sports for the remainingthree,"
said
Bud
Dever,
director
of secu-rity.
On
that night,
there
was
a
party
at
oneof
he
townhouses on campus, accordingDever. At this party, three men beganarguing about the merits of
two
profes-sional hockey teams (the Penguins andthe Sabres).Dever
said remarks were made that
twoparticipants took offense to and
a
fightbroke out
"At
least two
men
began beating
a
malestudent,
later
identified
as the
victim —|a freshman living in McAuley Hall,"Dever added.
'This
was a
stupid thing
to
fight over,"said Dever.
"People
argue all the timeover sporting events
it
shouldn
't
end
Tentative plans
for
new housing: model
drawing
for
townhouses.
live where.Considering
the
popularity of the cur-rent townhouses, Brown expects
the
newbuildings to be in great demand.Because the
residents
of
the
new build-ings will be taken
 from
 
pool of
people
who
currently
have three roommates and
wilt require
two more, that will leavetwo others in campus apartments
with
vacant slots. These residents will havethe option of finding two roommates orhaving them assigned by the housingoffice.
These plans
are,
however, tentative. Ahousing newsletter will explain detailswhen
 final
 decisions are made.Meanwhile,
the
general contractors of
Whipple-Allen Real
Estate are buildingthe foundation of two new apartmentbuildings south of the maintenance build-
ing.
According
to
Terry Camp, director ofhousing maintenance, construction is a
day
ahead
of schedule.
Camp
is the liai-
son
between the contractors
and
the ad-
i
ministration.Students are scheduled to move inAugust 30.Although
the
new apartments will pro-vide students with additional space,
the
furnishings will be almost identical tothat of the older housing, said Camp.Furniture is being ordered
rom
he
samecompany and students
will have the
samenumber of pieces. "We, already havegood furniture," said Camp.When asked about possible renova-tions of Briggs apartments, Camp said
his
budget
has not
changed
and
summer
Gx-ups
will happen as they have in thepast "We
are not
taking
away
 from
 oneto feed the other,"
Camp
said.
"
Before the money
was poured into
newhousing, Camp looked into a complete"gutting" of Briggs apartments. Thiswould involve
major
redesigning of theliving space. Camp said that the esti-mates he received
are
almost
as
high astearing down the buildings and construct-ing new ones.Also, 90 percent of the reshmanhaverequested
to
live
on
campus
and
need tobe housed. This
number
is higher
than
inprevious years.
:
.
Regarding
all the
new additions, Garveysaid that he is not interested in makingthe
campus
bigger, ust better.
"Al
thesechanges are enhancing the reputation ofthe college."
result in expulsion
up in
a
situation like this."
K
The victim' s
riends
 came
to
his
a id a
ndpulled him outside and away from hisattackers, but the incident carried onoutside after
one
of
he
attackers
accusedthe victim of taking a gold chain thatbelonged
to him,
Dever said.
"During
the struggle inside,
a
gold chain
worn
by
one of
the attackers, was brokenand pulled off. After the victim wasoutside,
the
man who
had
his
chain
bro-ken
was
unable
to
locate
it
so
he
and
hisfriend
cameafterthevictimagain,"Dever
said. Headded
that they
began
to
hit hm
demanding
the
return
of the chain,
j
Dever said the chain was later located
inside
the townhouse where it
bad
fallen
during the struggle.
"The
victim
never
had
it"
Dever added.The victim was able to get away fromhis attackers and retired to his room inMcAuley Hall.
. j
The two attackers who assaulted
the
victim, accompanied by
three
otherstu-dents,
went
to
the victim's room.
Devei
said one
acted
as
lookout while the othertwo held the victims roommate and afriend
at
bay
"The
original two attackers began tobeat the victim for
a
third time," Deversaid.
"At
this beating the victim's headwas repeatedly slammed into the con-
crete
wall,
and
eventually into the glassfront of the medicine cabinet causinglacerations
to his
head
and
back,
requir-ing medical attention."Dever added
that he has
"no sympathy"
fort
the attackers, calling their actions
"gangster
type violence which went be-yond the realm of a fist fight"Theattackersleftafterthevictimstarted
t
to
bleed, Dever said.He added that security had been sum-
moned
and
confronted
the
men
who
hadparticipated
in
the assault Reports, state-ments, and visual observations weremade to Dever
and
Brown.
Continued
on
page
2
Grads
reap awards
By AnneL.McNeils
Asst.
News/ Copy Editor
On Sunday, May
23,345
Mercyhurststudents will
become
Mercyhurstalumni.The students will
be receiving
associate's,bachelor's and master's degrees. Therecipients of
a
number of
awards
beingpresented to graduates have been an-nounced.Vice President of
 External
Affairs MaryDaly
said Ruth Anne
Brown
will
receive
the
Carpe Diem award, which is the
"highest
student
honor given
by the
col-lege." Daly said the award is given to"the
person
who best represents
the
col-lege motto of
'seize
the opportunity' byhis or her intellectual habit, communityservice, social integrity and potentialleadership to his or her profession andcommunity.*'Brown,who will
be
re-
ceiving a bachelor's degree inSportsmedicine is a
Rhodes "Scholar
nominee,
is
listed in Who'
Who
AmongStudents in American Universities andhas received a number of other honorsduring her years at Mercyhurst She isactive in Campus Ministry as a book-
Continued
on
page
2
 
PAGE
2
THE MERCIADMAY
13,1993
* •
Two professors bidfond farewell to the Hurst
By Mia
U-Rycki
*
Merclad Advertising Manager
This
is
the last
 foil
erm for two
faculty members. Dr. David Tho-rn
as,
associate
professor of geol-ogy,
and
Sr. Marlene Lehmkuhl,director of the Sisters of Mercy
Institute for
Religious Educationand Lay Ministry, say good-bye
to Mercy hurst
Thomas received his master'sand
bachelor's
of science degreesfrom
Edinboro and
studied geol-ogy
at
Notre Dame
and
BowlingGreen.
He came to Mercy
hurst in1970 after teaching science on
the grade
school
and high
schoollevels
and
coaching three sports.Thomas, who has been atMercy
hurst for over
20 years,
sa ys
what he appreciates most about
this
school
is
having the liberty totry different
teaching
methods.
In
one class his students have
to
readYork Times each week."Stu-kids come back and say hello,I whether
they are
majors
or
not"Dr. Thomas will not be totally
absent
 from
he
Mercyhurst com-munity next year.
He.plans
onteaching
a
couple classes. In ad-dition to this, he wants to studydents
learn because they
see it inthenewspaper,"
he
said. Thomasis also an advocate for hands onexperience or lab work. He's
taught some
of
his
classes totallyfree of lecture.Although Thomas
originally
came here to teach general sci-ence courses,
his main
love is forgeology.
So in 1978
he started thegeology program and it grew inpopularity to house 40 majors atonetime.Thomas'
love
for science equallycovers his love for his students."Mercyhurst allowed me to pur-sue the things I'm interested in-
scicnce
and students," he said.Lehmkuhl says that she haslearned a lot here and that
Mercyhurst
has given
hera strong
foundation
which
will help
in
her
next
job.
She leaves Brie
for Ken-tucky where she
wilUrejoin
herorder, the Sisters of Charity ofthe history of science
and is
inter- Nazareth. In Kentucky she will
t
Over the yea rs his office beca
mea general meeting place for stu-dents to study, eat lunch, or just
chat
He and his wife were alsoknown to host
a
barbecue every
now and
then.
'The
most reward-ested in traveling.
K
Sr. Marlene Lehmkuhl,
who has
taught Catholic Values and Mo-
rality
here,
earned hex
bachelor'sdegree in education
rom
 SpaldingCollege,
a master's degree in
reli-
gious studies
 from
he Universityof Detroit
and
another
master's in
theological studies from the
Weston School
of Theology. Pre-vious to her three year stay hereshefwas located in Columbus,
Ohio
teaching
part time in a
semi-
nary and
doing ministry
work in apoor
community.While here Lehmkuhl
has
beenactively involved
in;
thethe science section of the
Newj ^g
thing,"
he says "is
to have
Graduation...
Continued from
page
1
(from page 1) keeper and peercounselor
as
well
as
participatingin the food
drive and
working at
the
soup kitchen. Brown
will
give
one of the addresses
atcommence-
«•
*
ment
The other commencementspeaker
is
Brian McHugh, recipi-ent of the Teaching ExcellenceAward. McHugh is chair of theeducation division
and is an
asso-ciate professor of education.These two awards
wil 1
be pre-sented
at
the commencement cer-emonies,
along with
the Bishop's
Award
for
Academic
Excellence,
given to
the student with thehigh-est
^quality
points average(Q.P.A.). At
press
time, two stu-dents were tied for
highest
Q.P.
A
and Daly sa
id,"Until grades come
in,
we won't
know (who
won).
At 6
p.m. on Saturday,
May
22,the graduation dinner dance willtake place at the Avalon Hotel.
This
event will
be highlighted
bythe presentation ofseveral awards.President's Associate Achieve-ment Awards will be: given
ini
eight areas: Business, GlennNovak; HRIM, Debra Brown; 'Education, Mary Borden-Cass;Performing Arts, Mark Fearey;
*
Social Sciences, /Thomas
^
DeCoteau; Humanities, Yvonne
Ma
her; Natural Sciences andMath, Patrick
O'Keeffe
and Hu-man Development, Lisa Eckl.Sherrie Mishrell will receive the
James
V.
Kinnane Graduate
Stu-dent Award. The Sr. M. FrancesXavier
Warded
Adult StudentAward will be given to
JudithTruitt Neal Hammill will
receivethe Sr. M. Eustace Taylor Lead-ership Award.Other students being honoredinclude
two students who
will becommissioned
as second
lieuten-
»»
ants in the United States Army.Colonel Terry Camp, director of
housing
maintenance,
will
offici-ate the ceremony. The two newlieutenants are
Cassandra Bakmazand Gina
Giachetti. Margaret AnnPilewski, O.S.B., will be pre-sented with the Sr. M. Angelica
Cuminings
Senior Art Award.Daniel Marks
and Gina
Stepanikwill
bothfbe
receiving HRIMawards. This year, Lisa Eckl andSharon
Flynn
are the only twostu dents graduating as MercyhurstHonors Scholars and Peter Eaglenearned the Pennsylvania Instituteof Certified Public AccountantsAward.Commencement activities will
kick
off at
noon on
Saturday withthe
Seniorj Sports
Brunch. Thepresentation of the PresidentGarvey Student Athlete of theYear
Award
will take place dur-ing this brunch. This award ispresented to
a male and a
femaleathlete. The recipients had notbeen revealed
at press
time.
In years
past,graduation
week-
end
was characterized by a
socialfor the
graduates
*
families
during
most
of
the day
Saturday and com-mencement on Sunday. This year,
Daly
said,
an effort has been
made"to give the families
a
nice pro-gram." There will be activitiesduring the day on Saturday allover campus
so families will
havean opportunity to
"wander
around"
the
campus, said Daly.
The big day—Sunday—begins
with
a
continental breakfast at 8a.m. in
the Laker
Inn.
There
will
also be two
Baccalaureate Masses.The first one, at 9 a.m. will becelebrated by the ReverendMichael A.
Brennock.
The sec-ond Mass, at 10:30 a.m., will becelebrated by;
the
ReverendStephen Anderson, MercyhurstCollege Chaplain. Both Masses
will be held in
the
chapel
of Christthe King. They will be followedby a brunch in the Egan DiningRoom. The commencement cer-emonies, which begin at 2 p.m.,will be followed by a farewell/celebration reception in Garvey
t'Park.
help form a program for associ-
ates and
develop
a ministry
core.Though she is excited for hernewjob,Lehmkuhl will remem-ber Mercyhurst
 fondly.
 "It's been
a peach of
ajob,"she said.
"I
wasable to work with adults, be intouch with traditional students,
get out into
the
parishes and
knowthe sisters in the area."Mercyhurst community. "It'sbeen an exciting three years be-cause I've been able to createthings,"
she
said. One of
her
firstcreations was the Visiting Stu-dents Program. College studentstalk with high school and gradeschool
students
about obstacles
they have
overcome
in their
lives
in
hopes of becoming role modelsfor the younger generation. An-other
creation
of Lehmkuhl' s wasGala-10,
a
support group forgaysand
lesbians
in the area. She hasalso been instrumental in bring-ing a certificate program in layministry
to adults unable to come
to the college.By Anne L. McNelis
Asst.
News/Copy Editor
Mercyhurst Student Govern-ment (MSG) held its final meet-
ing
of the
1992-93
school
year on
Monday, May 10. PresidentGeorge
Pa yd
ock opened
the
meet-ing by explaining some of thereasons for the location of new
housing being built in the
Weberparking lot. Paydock said helearned
that
other sites
were
con-
The
new
SAC Board
of Directors.
Center,
Michael
Arrigo, chairperson.
sidered but the parking lot was
deemed
best because
the
Collegeowns the land. The new parkinggarage that will be constructedwill
ma ke up
for
the
lost
parking
places by providing
50 to
60 addi-tional spots.Paydock also reported on therecent Board of Trustees meet-ing. He said the Sisters of Mercy
"were not pleased to
 find
 out MSG
lost $9,000 on the (Blues Trav-eler) concert
..(or that)
students
werecharged again,"despite
hav-ing already paid a student gov-ernment fee which provides the
MSG
budget
The Board
of Trustees also dis-cussed
pi ans to move the
McAuleyDivision to an off-campus site.
The
idea is based on the fact
that
students of the division
pay
lower
tuition
yet
have the same
benefitsthat regular-tuition students do.
Paydock said the
Board
also
talkedabout opening
a
junior college.Vice President
Kristen
Hurdreminded representatives of thefreshman
orientations which
willtake place over
the
summerandshe also discussed next
year's
committees.Jessica Cuffia, secretary, talkedabout the
Spring
Formal.
For
moredetails, read
Jule
Gardner's col-
umn
on page four. Elections fornext year's Senate
were
also held.Next year's senators are SherlynCelone, ColleenKipfstuhl,JeffHutchinson, James Bean, Will-
iam
Wheeler
and
Leeann Kelly.
Heid
also asked for
approval ofadditional money to cover
the
costof
repairing the
volleyball courtThe previous MSG body ap-proved $200 to $300 in repairs,
but the
 final
 cost
came to approxi-mately $1,100. Student UnionDirector Cass
Shimek
said thepeople former MSG PresidentJohn Bruno engaged to do
the
work misunderstood preciselywhat they were supposed to doand
made'more
improvements
than
were requested. Shimek said,
m
w
|
"I
don't think we're getting ex-tremely overcharged..
.(They did)a
bang-upjob."She also pointedout thatthis experience may teachMSG "to be a little more ques-tioning'' before they approvemoney.
Representatives
approvedthe additional funds needed tocover
the
bill.Student Activities Committee(SAC) Chair Michael
Arrigo
dis-cussed the SAC survey, which
will be available
to
students atthe
Union
desk.
He also said SpringActivities week and weekendwere "a great success." Hethanked students for being "ma-
ture
and responsible
and
having
a
good time" during the activitieson Saturday. He said he plans to
try
to bring the Spring Activities
picnic back on
campus next yearso more people
wil 1
attend itMSG meetings are open to allstudents. Look
for
information
inth
e beginning
ofSe ptember abou
tmeetings and activities for nextyear.
Beating...
Continued
from
page 1
(from page l)The
three
studentsnot directly involved in
the
beat-ings must perform a nominalamount of service hours for thecommunity and also lose theireligibility to participate in anyteam sports.
The victim has
been
treated
and
continues to
be under
close
medi-
ca
1
scrutiny
for possible
eye socket
damage,Deversaid.Dever
attributed
this incident towhat alcohol consumption doesto certain individuals.| '"People have to learn to be re-sponsible and accountable fortheir actions.
They
shouldn' t drinkif
they are
going
to lose
control,"he
sa
id.
 
MAY 13,1993
THE MERCIAD
PAGE
3
mwmm
A day in the life of a ballet dancer
-more
than just pink tutus and pretty shoes
By Michelle Ryan
ArtsxSt Entertainment
Editor
Have you ever wondered whatactually goes into
a dancer's
day
in the wa
y
o f sel f d isipl
ine, weightcontrol
and physica 1
endurance?
I
spoke to two dancers here atMercy hurst, and they gave
me
insights on what it takes to be adancer.Shannon Vance, junior dancemajor, and
Dawn
Simmons, jun-
ior Engl ish
major, spoke candidlyon how they feel about the activ-ity. Vance,
who has
been dancingsince
the age
of twelve, definitely
wants
to pursue dance as her ca-reer.
"I had a
friend
who
used
to
dancewhen I was younger, and shewould show me stuff
around
theliving room. Then
I r>watched"Fame"—you
know, that T.V.
show—and
then I wanted to gointo it (dance)," Vance said, onher initial inspirations into dance.A typical day for Vance, who isenrolled
in the
Mercy
hurst
dance
depa
rtment,
starts with
getting upfor her 8:15 class. That's theonly time we can have academ-
ics.
Then I rush home to changeinto my 'bunhead'
and
go over tothe studio, and then we are usu-ally there from
11
to four—usu-ally a couple of classes and re-hearsals.
Then I come home
for
a
couple of hours, grab some din-ner, and go back to the studio forat least
a
couple of hours, some-times until
10 and then come homeand try to do
some homework andgo to bed and get up and do it allover again!" Vance said.Simmons, who dances for anErie company,
Da
inark,
has
been
on her toes for
18 years.
She takes
classes at Mercyhurst and thenrehearses in the
Dafmark
studiofor approximately four hours.After several
hours
of practice
aday,«you
would think a dancerwould be ravenous but discour-aged
 from
 eating. This is not the
case in the
Mercyhurst
dance
de-apartment.
They
don't tell you exactly what
you're
supposed
to eat
They
don't
say,
'You
can't
eat
this,'
but
theygive you suggestions. A lot ofdancers
are
vegetarians. A lot ofpeople have different ideas. We
just had a
guest dancer who
thinks
that we should eat fruit all day.It's your own personal thing tomaintain
your
weight, it dependson your own self and your ownmetabolism,'' Vance said, men-tioning
that
she didn't feel pres-
sure
to starve herself despiteweigh-ins ever few months.self
in*
the
mirror every day,Simmons said. "All dancers Iknow have
a tendency
to believethey are a bit heavier than they
actually are."
A
dancers
body takes
a
beatingas Vance and SimmonsSmcn-tioned.
"Just*normal
stuff,
like
pulling
muscles.
I've
done some-thing to my
ankle*but
V
don'tknow what!
I've
had mostly ankleproblems
and shin spl
ints," Vancesaid.
«T»
For Simmons, diet is not
a
bigissue.
"I'm
really lucky because
I
have a high metabolism. Also, Idon't
really worry
about it,
I
onlyworry
about
it during
performance
time. Where I dance, they
are
notreally concerned with the realskinny
look.
They don't weigh
us,
and they don't keep a closetrack
on
(our weight). If
you
startgetting
a
1
ittle
bit too heavy, thenthey may comment
about
it," shesaid.
"When
I was
in
Oklahoma, theywould weigh us once
a
week and
they kept
weight journals.
One ofthe
things I
heard
the mostwas,
'I
don't
care
how you get
it
off, justget it off, it needs to come off.' I
started
losing
a lot ofweight
while
I
was there.
They
never told
youto
stop. I'd lose about one to twopounds a week, and get positivereinforcement
You
'd never reachthe point where they would say,
'OK,
this'is
enough, stop.'Simmons
said she
dropped
to 103
pounds on her
5
'6"
frame."I've seen
a
lot of eating disor-ders.I think all dancers need tohave some degree of anorexiaabout them because
you
see your-I've been pretty lucky; I'mpretty tough," Simmons
sa id
when
asked
if
she
ever
had any
injuries.
"I
threw my back out once. Mylower back gets the worst beat-ing, because
I have
scoliosis. Feet,
too,
and toenails; ingrown toe-nails, blisters and callouses."Financial
strain
is
another
issue.Vance
said
that
a
pair of toe shoescan cost around $50 a pair, andshe has gone through three pairsthis month alone!
It depends on the person and
theshoe
and
how
much
dancing you
do at
a point Somebody else mightgo
through
a pair a week, or awhole
year.*If
you're a profes-sional, you might go through apair
a
night," Vance said.For Vance,
1
some of the mostdifficult aspects of dancing^in-
clude
the
self-disipline
dancingdemands. "It's
not
only physical,it's mental," she said.Simmons said
that
the
emotional Jj
physical and psychological de-
mands
dancing
requires are
someof
the
harder
parts
of dancing. "If
you
're doing it for the right rea-sons,
I
don't really see it
as
diffi-cult or
as a
problem or anything,because
I
love it so much."
What's
thebest thing about danc-ing?
jyg
"Performing. Definitely. Beingon stage makes it all worth it,Vance said."I love the
d isipl
ine, I love thefocus,"
Simmons
said. "When Igo into class, I'm so focused on
the
moment Working
and
seeingmyself improve; the act of danc-
ing—i
love it so much."
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Out with the old and in with the new
WMCE selects
new
crew
By Michelle Ryan
Arts &
Entertainment Editor
Mercyhurst's
very own radiostation, WMCE 88.5 FM, has anew crew in charge of
its
opera-tions.John Danknich, junior commu-nications major, is the new sta-
tion
manager
at
WMCE. JenniferTrinidad,
freshman
communica-tions major, will serve as pro-
gram
director.
Jim Bean has
beenchosen
as
music director.
Bean
isa freshman biology major. JoAnna Shirey, undeclared,
has
thejob of special events promoter,and Jay Kennedy is the produc-tion director. Kennedy is
a
com-puter management major."I think WMCE is in store forsome changes. We'll have to see
what they
are. I'm
sure
they'll beattention-getters," says JoeLegler, former
program
director.
I
WMCE underwent a formatchange earlier this year. Theymoved
rom
 cla ssic rock to d a
nce-top forty and for the weekends,alternative.
A&E: Recap of a New Era
By Michelle Ryan
Arts
& Entertainment Editor
Welcome to the Arts and En-tertainmentpage!
I'm
your
new
Arts
&
Entertainment
editor andI'm hoping to start
a new era
forthis
page and
will welcome any
ideas
you,
the Mercy
hunt com-munity,
may
have. After all, thisis
your paper and
we need yourimput. |Next year, the Arts and Entertainment page will work hard to
provide a large
coverage of
various events on
campus; whether
it
bemusic, dance, pottery, painting, bands, activities,
formats—youname
it
One
of
my goals is to get the students
involved
in this
page.Come fall, we will be accepting photography contributions on aweekly basis for print Out of the photos submitted, we will chose
one
to place
on the Arts
and Entertainment page. Heck,
we may
evenbreak
ou t and
print
some
poetry.
So as you
enjoy the summer ahead,
pick up a pen or capturesomething unique
on
camera for publica
tionnext year.
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Mercyhurst
is no
deadbeat college, A
lot has happened this year
inthe
way
of
arts and entertainment In
September,
the musical
group
the Styrenes
rocked Homecoming weekend.
The radical
newspaper
The Freedom
Zone
was born and WMCE worked to change itsformat
and
get student opinion. October brought us The Birds, a
2,500-year
old play which starred an all- Mercyhurst cast InNovember, political science majors presented a mock trial
overwhich
Erie
County
Court of
Common Pleas Judge Roger
M.
Fischer
presided. Christmas on Campus benefited many
Erie children and
volunteers alike during December.
In
January, Academic Celebration exploded with
a
focus on
theJFK
assassination
in which
five
spea kers
expanded on
the
subject
And how can
we forget the winter formal
at die
Rotunda (sorry aboutthe carpet) and winter activities on
that
cold, baren football Geld!Students were encouraged to fill out
a
poll to choose a perferredband for the spring concert, and the
Blues
Travelers were broughtto Mercyhurst in April. And how
about that
senior
art show?
Twoperformances, Tintypes and The Little Mermaid, offered
week-
end
enterta inment
for
the Mercyhurst
a nd
Erie communities in earlyMay. Now we are preparing for graduation and senior week, andanother year is drawing to
a
close more quickly than
it
began.
*Keep your minds open this
summer,
and prepare to let loose
all ofthat
bottled-up
creativity next fall! Have a blast and we at the
Merciad
will see you next fall!
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