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OL.
68
NO.
3MERCYHURSTCOLLEGE'S" WEEKLY STUDENT NEWSPAPER
111
u,
1994
M
na
Season openerkeeps'fans in
theirseats through
then
last 50
seconds.Lakers-13, Golden
Griffs-12.
J
See page
Sjl
Summer concert scoopPage 3Haiti viewpointsages
SAC
sjpofnsors
fim
-
fill 1 e
d
week
A Micro Rave Dance
Party
will be held
on
Friday, Sept 16 in theStudent Union
from
10
p.nvto
1
a
an.
This event is being sponsoredby
SAC and
WMCE
Radios
|fOn Saturday, Sept.
17,
SAC is
sponsoring
Comedian
Bob
Philipsat
9 p.m.
in
the
Laker
Inn.
Come down
to relax after the first full weekofclasses.
.
JA Volleyball Tournament will be
held
on Sunday, Sept 18
at
theTownhouscs Court at
1
p.m. A sign-up sheet,
rules
sheet
and
more
details
are available at
the
Union
desk.
I
i
Monday Night Football night will take place in the Laker Innstarting at 9 p.m. Food
will
be available at halftime.
^Wednesday's Coffeehoose
will feature live music by HypnoticClambake in the Laker
Inn
from 8 to 11 p.m.
j
The movie of the week
City
Slickers
II
wilLbe
shown in theGrotto at9tp.ni.
OIK
Thursday, weather permitting.
Bringiyourblankets
and
popcorn because
this
might
be the
last outdoor activityfor
a
longtime.
*
Come supportthehome team
The Women's Volleyball team will be hosting Lock HavenUniversity on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. in the AthleticCenter.
*
The Men's Soccer team will be playing
Alderson-Broaddus
onSunday; September
18
at
1
p.m. at the soccer field.
«
Don't miss the action^
The Mercyhurst Football Game will be heard on WMCE 88.5from
Frostburg
State University
in
Frostburg, Maryland. Coverage
will
begin on
the
radio
at 1:20 p.m. ..,
Friday
Partly
sunny and warm;high 80
- 85.
*
Saturday
Partly sunny and warm,chance of late-daythunderstorms;£high
75
- 80, low
55
-
65.
Sunday
Showers and
thunder
storms; low
50s,
m
high 70s.
National
catastrophejfelt
at Mercyhurst
By Craig
Rybczynski
Editor
in
Chief
"There
is no conventional wayto describe it," said Dr.
James
Adovasio, Mercyhurst
Director
of anthropology/archaeology andgeology departments, about thecarnage left by the
US
Air Flight427 crash.
'The
scene is grotesquebeyond
belief."
Dr. Adovasio is one
of.five
Mercyhurst representatives currently involved in surveying thecrash site. .
Archeologists
Joseph
Yedlowski and
Alan Quinn areassisting Adovasio in the mapping of
the
100 by 100 foot area.The three are responsible formapping the remains of
the
passengers
which
are scattered
in
thesmall charred and waste riddledravine.The
group
was one of the first
teams
on
the scene
and
began
theprocess on Friday and continuedon through Sunday. Their nextventure into the field will be thisFriday
as
they
conclude
the
map
ping.Further expertise is being offered by forensic anthropologistDr.
Dennis
Dirkmaat
and
his student Lisa Sienccki.
.
According to Adovasio, theyare providing counsel to thecounty coroner and pathologistsinvolved in
the
identification
process.
Mercyhurst,which
has
some ofthe finest and most sophisticatedmapping equipment
in
the world,was asked
to map the
area
by theFAA, Beaver County and theNational Transportation Safety
Board.u
Dirkmaat was also instrumental in the decision to allow theMercyhurst
archeology*and
anthropology departments to examine
and
study the area.He has been involved with theAllegheny County Coroner's office for just such an eventIn spite of all their experience,
the
force of the crash
was
so powerful
that
the
sights
and
smells ofthe site horrified
everyone
involved."This is not
your average
planewreck,
it was a
violent accident,"
said
Adovasio. "The remains
are
so shredded that even medicalpeople had never seen anythinglike this before."Quinn, like Adovasio, was awestruck by the wreckage he witnessed."I was overwhelmed, there aresmall pieces of bodies all over,"he said. There are torso's stuckin trees and imbedded in theground, the only thing I can image being this
bad
would maybebe trench warfare in World War
I."
^ ,"
£
I!
The images of the crash, according
to
Quinn, will haunt himfor the rest of his life.|
'The
smell of flesh and jet
fuel
will stay with me forever,'' saidthe
archeologists "I
saw countycoroners pass out because ofit."
i
Retentionwlan
initiated
By Megan Circle
News
Editor
Retention at Mercyhurst College at its highest has been 80percent. According to Dr. GaryBrown, the percentage of thefreshmen class
that
will return toMercyhurst for their sophomoreyear at present is at the nationalaverage of 76 percentThe*
new
Retention program atMercyhurst is trying to encourage everyone now attending thecollege, to return next year.
Brown
stated that one way in which theywill be doing this is in makingMercyhurst more "user friendly.""Instead of giving students the
run
around
when they have
ques
tions or problems, we will try tohelp them more efficiently."To help with the efficiency ofthe college, and any other prob
lems
that students may have,
a
24hour hotline (824-CALL)
has.
been employed. A, student
can
call
this number at
any
time
of the
day
for night with any kind ofproblem and receive a responsewithin 24 hours, although [Bob
Munson
stated
that
it has never'taken that long,
j
i'
Munson
(or "Mr. Help" or
"Uncle Bob") sa
id
tha
t he
will
goto
"any
extreme" to
help
studentswith the problems they are having at college, His goal is "to
keep
students at Mercyhurst ithas been mostly freshmen that
have
called so
far,
but
I have
had
a few sophomores
and also
a
fewjuniors."Another
critical
part of the
pro
gram, according
to
Brown,
has to
do with
an
early
warning system.
Brown said that
"there are 49
in
dications that a student is thinking of transferring, or
is
not going
to m a ke
it through
the yea
r." Sincethe retention steering committeecovers a vast array of areas oncampus, it would be easy to findout if
a
student is having prob
lems.
The
committee
can
then
tryto
solve
the
student's problem orhelp him
or her to
make
the
rightdecision concerning
the
problem.Finally,
the
committee
is
tryingto make the first few weeks ofcollege life as pleasant as possible for the incoming freshmanclass.For instance, the convoca
tion
for the freshman
in odeled
thecommencement activities thisyear. The idea behind' this is to
make
the
entrance into college
as
exciting as the exit, according toBrown.
Many other
activities
are
being planned for the freshmanfor the
 first
wo weeks
in
hopes ofeasing their home-sickness, andmaking them feel more a
part
of
the
Mercyhurst community,Brown said.
The
goals
of the committee areto
ra
ise the percentage of Frcsh-
man
who graduate fromMercyhurst to 65 percent; thepercentage of sophomores whograduate from Mercyhurst to 87percent;
and the
overall retentionof the college
to
82 percent
in
twoyears.Roommates
Nikkl
Geraci, "Crossy" (front) and Meghan
Hcrregesell
 frolic
 at the beach party Saturday.
Hey,
where's
the fourth?
 
PAGE
2THE MERCIADSEPT.
15,1994
The Rave is the thing
The
Micro Rave
2
dance on Friday, September 16 begins at 9p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. in theStudent
Union.
It
is
sponsored
by
SAC
and
WMCE.
SAC
is
providing the funds and
WMCE
is providing the music| This is
WMCE's
first publicrave dance, as
well
as the
first
public rave ever held at
Mercy hurst
College. Two of themost knowledgeable
techno
DJ'sat WMCE will be spinning the
CD
,
sforthedance,WMCE
,
sSta-
lion
Manager Jay Kennedy
"DJ
Jay"
and'WMCE's
Production
Director Paul Smith "Paul
Ryan."
WMC^i
for the first time in itsGeorge
Paydocfk
mans the barbecue at
the
beach*
party
otfai
hj
st0
ry,
now has a top
en
technoThere
fun
for those who attended.chart listed
in
a national
maga-
A
News
By Anne L. McNeils
Copy Editor
The
Winter
and
Spring Formats
^for the'1994-95-scTio6T year
have' been booked already
according
toMercyhurst Student Government
(MSG)
Secretary Jessica Cuffia.
MSG
decided
to
book the dances
•early
in order to avoid canceling aformal
this
year
as
happened lastspring.Cuffia said the Winter Formal
gwill beat
Union Station and theSpring Formal
will be at
the ShrineClub. Mercyhurst
had
previouslybeen banned
from
the
Shrine Cluband MSG had to make
a?
$500security deposit on thesite.
~"
If you have a strong
opinion about
anissue, get on a Senate
Com m»i 11
e e .
ff
-Paydock
Paydock announced the resultsof the
Make-A-Wish
Festival.Paydock said the festival raised$6,800 and
the-proceeds
grantedwishes for two children.
'
One
boy
from Sharon
was ableto
go j
to
Disneyworld
with hisfamily, said
Paydock.
A
boy fromWaterford received a new com
puter
and software. Paydock said,
"I
was
moved,"
when
he
receivedthe letters
from
the
Make-A-Wish
Foundation
rega rd ing the w
ishes.SAC Chair Rich Straub announced plans
to hold
a
contest
tocreate a mascot for Mercyhurstsportsteams.Straub
said
studentscan submit proposals and drawings for a mascot The studentbody
will then vote
on the
mascotand SAC will obtain a costume.Vice-President
Kristen*Hurd
announced that letters of intentwill be accepted until midnightFriday for one junior representative and for freshmen reps..Other
issues
raised at the meet
ing
include installation of phones
jut,
Zurn Hall for when studentsare working after professors' office hours end. The
facilities
usecommittee will look
in to
this
and
also into a proposal to keep OldMain open until midnight.MSG meetings are held everyMonday night at 8:30 p.m. in theGovernment Chambers
of
he Student Union. All students are encouraged to attend.
i*
p>
X
Senate meeting.
She said
the"major [Senate] project for thisterm
is
the
Strategic
Plan"
which
is still
confidential.
MSG President
George
Paydock encouragedstudent participation in Senate."If you have a strong opinionabout an issue, get on a Senatecommittee," he said.
*
Beginning with the meeting*Sept
19,
MSG meetings will betaped.
One
of the reasons for thisis to "better develop minutes" ofthe meetings, said
Paydock.'
zine,
CMJ (College Music
Jour-
nal),
on a weekly basis.
vAtMicroRave
2,|the
students canexpect to hear the most populartechno dance songs regularlyplayed in the most progressivedance clubs in the US, Europeand Japan.Because WMCE is charted in
CMJy
all
the
major techno recordlabels mail| WMCE the latesttechno hits and the most cuttingedge imports.
1
The equipment,
rented
from Raven
Sound,
is guaranteed to be the most ideal forrave dances this size.When
askedwr^informatfonconcerning?
the original
MicroRave,?Paul
Smith responded, "The original rave washeld in my
apartment
and wassupposed to be
a
lot smaller thana typical
5,000
member rave,hence the term, MicroRave. Despite the
fact
that the rave wasprivate, the
response
was
too
large
and we ended up having to lockthe door. Moving to the StudentUnion was good choice.
It
waseasier
to
geta
hold
of
dian the
ErieCivic Center."When asked for comment onwhat the students should expectfrom
the
upcoming MicroRave
2,
Jay Kennedy responded, "It
will
put the
local rave scene
in
Erie
toan
eveli
deeper shame than it already
 ft,
 when
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SEPT.
15,1994
THE
MERCIAD
PAGE
3
Marshall
attacks*the
Cleveland music scene
By Heather Marshall
Merciad Columnist
For the most part my summerwas
pretty
uneventful.
I
spent the
summer ^brewing cof fee * a
ndspending the measly dollars Imade
while doing
it going
to
concerts.
As
sad as
that
may
sound
tosome ofyou,I had a lot of runseeing shows. I didn't get to seeevery concert
that
came through
the
area, but
I
did get
to
see
many
of my
favorite
bands. They weregreat shows and experiences I
will
never forgetMy summer
began
by catchingthe tail
end
of James' tour, in theend of May. James as a wholegave
a
very strong performance,from
the
eclectic
set
and
lightingto the actual vocal performance.Lead singer Tim Booth was the
one
that
stood out the
most though,with
his
skirt covered
hips swaying in time to the
mesmerizing
melodies and powerful lyrics. Theband worked
with
the crowds
that
were gathered around the stage,although I found some of the
crowds'J
behavior
to
be a littleextreme. Many of
he
rowdy little
grangers
began moshing during
a
rousing rendition of"Laid"andactually sat down during "SitDown", a song
 from
 James sec
ond
album. Other than these sometimes annoying distractions, theconcert was great Every personleft feeling
that they
had
seen
oneof the best alternative bands ofthe times.The next stop on my concert
bus was
Tori Amos. Ask anyonewho knows me
and
they will
tell
you
that
I am
the biggest Tori fan.
To see
her in concert
was a
dreamcome true.I may be slightly biased, but Iwould have
to
say
that
her concertwas the best I've ever seen. But
on
the unbiased side,
I'm
sure that
even if
you
don't like
Tori Amos,you would have liked this concert Never before have I seensuch a personal performer.Throughout the concert, fanswould yell things to her
and
shetook
the
time
to
answer them personally.During one of her songs sheactually
stopped to say
"God
blessyou"
to
a fan
sitting
half way backin
the
theatre.She
began
her concert
with
a
tribute
to
Kurt Cobain,by singing an unaccompaniedversion of "American Pie" thatlead into her version of "Smells
itit
Like Teen
Spirit".
She
played allof
her most
known songs,
such
as
God", "Cornflake Girl", andSilent All These Years",
plus
all
the best songs off her two fulllength albums,
along with
her re
make of "Angie", which
was
beautiful.
f
Anyone who had the opportunity
to
see
her
witnessed
her raw
talent, as well as her down-to-earth,
human
quality which makes
her
such a pleasure to see live. I
didn
t
want the show
to
end.If nothing else I urge anyone
who
hasn't heard
her or given hermusic a chance, to please
listenand
give yourself up
to
the beautyof her voice and piano, and thepower of her lyrics.
Next
I was
off
to
Lollapalooza
-twice. I subjected myself to theheat,
sun
and inflated prices of thewhole tour twice. To be honest,once was enough for me, but Iwas unexpectedly
told that
a tickethad been bought for me for thesecond show. How
could
I
turn
itdown?
$
It turned out to be worth my
while
because the first
time I
wentI had an opportunity to concentrate on
the
main
stage. This included
suchlbig
bands as theBreeders,
L7,
Tribe Called
Questand , of course, the Beastie Boysand Smashing Pumpkins.Overall,
the
main
stage was
veryentertaining, except for a slightsound problem
 from
he Smashing Pumpkins.
*
I must say that the
first
time Iwent
to
see the
tour
in
Columbus
I
thought
the
Beastie Boys
gave
a
good show.
When
I saw
them
the
second time in Deroit,
they
blewevery
otherband
away. Their performance lasted longer and wasmuch stronger, they seemed muchmore into the Detroit audiencethan the
audience'they
encountered in Columbus.
On
my
second
trip,
the secondstage was where I could be found.There, such bands
as The
Verve,Flaming Lips and, my favorite,Luscious Jackson performed awesome new songs. Being at thescond stage I feel that I got anopportunity to see some bandsthat next year might be headlin
ing
their
own shows.
|jj
Overall, the Lollapalooza tourwas well worth all the experiences
it gave
me.
I
was
pleased tosee
the
Beastie Boys
and
Smashing Pumpkins, so pleased in factthat
a
review
of
them alone might
D
'Angelo
concert to be
r
sure success
**The
D'Angelo
School of Music
is.proud
to present the openingconcert of the
1994-95
Great Performers Series. For the first time
in the
series,
the
concert will feature a duo piano team. The hus
band and
wife
team
of Misha and
Cipa
Dichter will preform an
all
Russian program of
Rachmaninoff,
Arensky,Shostokovich and Stravinsky.The conceit will take place onSunday, September 18th at 2:30
p.m
at the Central High SchoolAuditorium, 3325 Cherry Street.Misha and Cipa Dichter, whomet as students at the
Juilliard
School,
made
their debut togetherwith the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
They
have performed withorchestras
and in
recital through-
out
the United
States
and
Europe,and are
 frequent
 guests at majorsummer festivals throughout theworld.
*'
Misha Dichter was the silvermedalist
in
the
1966Tchaikovsky
Piano Competition. He has recorded extensively
on
the
Phillipslabel,
and has
made
an
illustriucs
solo career. Cipa Dichter
was
bornin Brazil and made her debut at
the age
of
16
with
the
Symphony
Orchestra
of Brazil. Shehas, likewise, performed with numerous
orchestras
and in
recital.
The
LosAngeles Times said, "Each is apianist
offundeniable
virtuosoqualifications...The Dichters at
tack
precisely,
can ma in tain somedaring tempos
without strain,
and
counter-balance
each other
in the
creation of varied orchestral col
ors.
»
V^1>
HEY MERCYHURSTCOLLEGE STUDENTS!!
Wednesday night
isyour
night at the
f
Lounge!ew
Stadium
Check us out every Wednesday for
I
H3) AMONG =FEQAL
•xaa
Don't forget to
come down
on
Sundays for Karaoke
andDJ music
be
a
topic for another of
my
columns. I got
to
see
a
wide varietyof
bands
all at once and, I must
admit that
I am
happy to say thatI saw the
tour
twice.Finally,
my
summer of conceitscame
to a
big finish
in the
beginning of August when
I
got
to
see
the
sold out Stone Temple Pilotsshow. The Meat Puppets andJawbox opened and both
did
fa
good
job
of
preparing
the crowdfor the main show. The Pilots
came onto
a
stage
studded
by two
huge lava lamps on either side,while the
beginning of "Vasol
ine"
started
up,
as well
as
the crowd.Before
I knew
it, the crowd wentwild and was surging back andforth in time to the music TheStone Temple Pilots played alltheir Billboard stuff such as"Plush",
The
Big Empty",
"SexType
Thing",and "Wicked Gar
den",
plus a few new songs off
their
latest album.I was surprised
at
what
such
agood performance
it was
and
howthe
crowd
was so into
the
music.Everyone was having a reallygood time,
and*that
helped theentire mood of the concert
%
As always I welcome all comments and suggestions this year.
By
the
way -
if
the urge to see
ToriAmos, Live, or
Luscious Jackson
strikes,
tickets are on sale
now for
these shows in Cleveland.
Scenery,
song
and
shfcfakebabs
By
Andrew Burck
Merciad Staff
 Reporter
LastSaturday,there
was
a
cook-
out in front of the
Hammermill
Library sponsored by SAC.Students came
 from
 across
campus between 4:30 to 6 p.m. andcelebrated the
victory> of>theMercy
hurst
Lakers
football team.
,**
At
the
cookout,
there
were bar
becued shish
kebabs and
 filets
ordinner. There
was
a
volleyba 11
net
set up and people played f few
games.There
was a
radio
playing
tojJhelp
the cookout'mood. Be
sides
the
food,
games
and
music,student interaction was greatEven after the cookout ended,people still were
having
run hang
ing
out
and
talking
to
each Other.This event was
a
great
start to
a
new year here
at
Mercyhurst
JJ
Proper
I. D. and
dress
required.
26
East 26th Street

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