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MERCYHURST^COI&EGEtSSVEEKUVI
STUDENT
Sept£29,*1994
Sophomore Mel-
|issa
Hall races tovictory inSaturday's race inGeneva. Other
^teamsresults
onpage 8.Ryb 'roasts
1
prosI
Pick
your monarchs
Nominations for Homecoming
King and
Queen will
be
accepted
on
Wednesday Oct 5, Thursday Oct 6
and Friday
Oct. 7. Electionswill
be
held
on
Thursday Oct
13 and Friday
Oct 14 in
the
StudentUnion. Only seniors can nominate the King and Queen, but allstudents are allowed to participate in
the
final vote.
Celebrate ]24
years
On
Friday
Sept 30
rom
11
a.m
to
1
p.m.
a
celebration
will be
heldin Baldwin
Hall to
commemerate Sister Juliana
Stora's 24 years
ofservice. There
will
be refreshments
and all
are welcome
to come and
celebrate this special occasion with her.
Join
this
club
All students
are
welcome to attend the
Sportsmedicine
Club'sfirst meeting on Monday, Oct 3 at 7 p.m. in
Zurn
64.
This year theclub is newly organized and they are enthusiastic about the yearahead. Come
help us
get
the club off
the ground, meet new people,learn about
this
aspect of
the
medical field and have some fun too.
This bveek
in sports
The Laker
ootball
eam
will
be
traveling
to
St
Francis
College toplay on Saturday Oct 1 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on
WMCE
beginning at 12:50.The
men's
soccer team will be traveling to participate in the
Wisconsin-Parkside
Classic on Oct 1 and 2.The women's volleyball team will be hosting the Laker Invitational
Tournament
Sept
30»through
Oct
£1
in the MercyhurstAthletic Center.
The
tournament
begins at 3
p.m. on Friday Sept
30.
The cross country
team
will be participating in the
LeMoyue
College Invitational in Syracuse, New York.
.
Good
m
i*
Friday
^^
Mostly sunny andwarmerto upper 60s.
Saturday thoughMonday
'Partly
sunny andcool; lows
in
the
]40s;
highs upper50s to mid 60s.
For whom
the!
bell tolls
\Has
anyone noticed
thatthe bells
in Garvey Park
andin the
tower have
not
beenringing? According
to Dr.Alan Belovarac,
who
pro-vides us with the chimes,
the
motor
has blown in the tape
deck,
and is
currently
un-
der
repair.
"Whenlthe
motor blew,
we
had
to
pull
the tape deck
to send it
to the company
toget it
fixed;
when we did
that,
we lost the
sound,"
Belovarac
said.
The system
itself is
about21lyears
old, and some ofthe parts needed
to
ix
t areno
longer
being
produced,
Belovarac
said.
He said they
hope
that ev-
erything will be
in
workingorder
in a few weeks.
Wreck]leaves\squad\stranded
By Megan Circle
News Editor
After four hours of driving fromDickinson,
the
cheerleaders didnot think that it could get muchworse. To
their
surprise,
it
did.Driving
back*
to Erie fromSaturday's football game ataround 10:00 p.m., the front tie
rod
broke in
the van
causing onetire to blow, sending
the
vehiclecareening
off
Interstate
79,
ac
cord in g to
junior cheerleader Jen-
1
i
niter Ochalek.No one was injured, but everyone was shaken, Ochalek said.
"We
kept feeling
the van
shakethroughout the whole ride," said
junior
cheerleader Amy Burford,
"a
nd
we ust knew
that somethingwas really wrong.""We're just glad that the vandidn't flip over," Ochalek said.Within minutes after the accident,
a
state trooper picked up thegroup and took them to the nextexit where they waited at a
Howard
Johnson's until someonefrom Mercyhurst could come topick mem
up,
Burfordsaid.Ochalek said that the girlswaited at the Howard Johnson'sfor about two hours until a vanfinally arrived
to take them
backto Mercyhurst
"We thought we 'd
never get home," Burford said.The girls finally arrived on campus at about
2:00
a
m.,after beinggone since 5:00
a.m
the
previousday, Ochalek said.
Gas
leak causes scare
By
Jule
Gardner
Senior Writer\A
potentially dangerous gas
leak
in parking lot
12
was cleanedup Tuesday with the help of
the
fire
department
after a student ranover
a
rock and ruptured her
gas
tank.
According
to Bud
Dever, director of security,
the
student
cut
thecorner of the lot too close Tuesday
morning'and
drove
over
alarge rock becoming somewhatairborn, shattering the rock andcausing extensive damage to theunderside of
her
car,
said
Dever.Gasoline and oil leaked ontothe roadway. Security
blocked the
area,
asked
residents owning carsnear the spill to move to another
lot and warned
smokers not
to
gonear the area, said Dever.
"All
it would have taken is aspark to create
an
explosion," besaid. The
ire
 department used aspecially designed chemical toabsorb
the
spill.The spill was completelycleaned
up
by mid-afternoon,
sa
idDever. The car was towed fromthe scene.
 
PAGE
2
THE MERCIADSEPT.
29,1994
By
Jane I
McBride
Merciad
Staff
 Reporter
Are you looking
 for
 someplaceto explore your historical interests? Someplace to learn
new
facts
aboutjour
culture
and
society?Someplace to share your knowledge with other students
3withcommon
interests?
Then
the History Club is looking
for
you.
This past week
the
History Clubelected
new
officers to begin proceedings
for a new
year. Theseofficers are:
President,
MatthewTurner; Vice
President,
Jim
VanSlyke;
Secretary/Treasurer.
Matt Donley; Historian,
Pat
Shanahan.<*
-It,
I
What
is the
History Club?Turner says,
"
It's
open
to •
allinterested
students
and
we do
lotsof things such
as
plan trips
and
historical outings."Within
the
History Club dwellsthe first historical honor societycalled Phi Alpha Theta which
is
open
to all
students with
12
cred
its
in
history with
at
least
a 3.0
average.
I"
Currently we have about
20
members," Turner
said,
"but
we
are always welcoming new participants."For those
students
who
may beinterested in joining
the
HistoryClub
,
there will
be
a receptionheld
on
October
27.
This year
theclub will also
be
publishing!a
newsletter called
""-From
the
Tower
"
once a term
in
order
to
keep
the
student body informedof
all
important activities.
MSGlNews
By
AnneJL.McNelis
\CopyEditor
^Junior
representative* Erin
McGuinriess
raised
the
issue
of
parking
at Monday's
MSG
meet-^
ing; She-
saidttshe
had
been
ap
proached concerning parking
on
the lower
level
of
the ramp
on
the
I
weekends
by a
student who
re
ceived
a
ticket for doing so.Sophomore
rep^StaceyFitzpatrick
said,
"If security
is
soconcerned about parking downstairs,are they looking upstairs"at parking stickers? Senior
rep.
Aisha
Nix
said
shefwould look
into
the
problems with parking.
Nix
is a member of the facilities
use
committee^For more
student
opinions
concerning parking, see
fCampus
Question."Sophomore rep.
Rob
Vescioasked
if*
the three-way callingoption
on
the campus
phone
lines
could
be
changed
to
call
waiting.MSG adviser Cass
Shimek said
does
ndithifikit
is worth investigating. Nix said
she
would look into
it
President George Paydock
djs*
cussedtthe
placement
of
a
phonein Zurn Hall. He said
he
has obtained approval from
Vice
Presi-dent
of
Finance^TomyBillingsleyand now
has
to obtain
a phone kad
have the line
laid.
^Paydock
also said
he
spoke
to
Director
of
Security Bud Dever
who said Old Ma in
is supposed tobe open until 11 p.m.
If
anyonefinds,this is
not
true, Paydockshould be
notified;
iAlcohol
Awareness Week willhe held October 16-20.
Paydock^discussed a listof
activities,
in
cluding; a Wall
of
Hope whichwill
be
placed outside
or
injheUnion
depend
ing
on
the weather.Paydock said students
will be
able
to
write
ortrthe'walll
The.week
will
also
feature a picnic in
Garvey
Park;
JTht
next MSG
meeting
will
be
held
Monday,
Oct.
10 in the
Gov-
eminent
Chambers
a|
8:3(J
p^n^
elects
oiFficers
Shock,
Scream
and
Run
In 1986, a 19-year-old LehighUniversity student named Jeanne
Clery
was
raped
and
murdered inher dorm room. Personal assaultis
not new to
schools,
and
students now realize that
few
campuses are as idyllic as they look.
I
Soon after
Clery's
death,
a
lawwas passed called
the Federa 1
Student
Right-to-Know
and CampusSecurity Act of 1990.
One
part
of
the law requires that all collegesand universities receiving federalfunds make public their campuscrime statistics.Are you ready
for
a
few sobering facts? A recent survey
by
the
Chronicle
of
Higher Education
found that in
 first
 statements submitted
by more than
2400 schools,there were
30
murders, almost
1,000
rapes,
1,800
robberies,8,981 motor-vehicle thefts
and,
as
if not enough,
32,127
burglar
ies.
As a result
of
the
explosion
in
crime
and
physical assaults
di
rected towards women, manycampuses have expanded theirsafety programs
to
include
self-
protection courses.
One of the
most successful
women's
self-
defense Iprograms
on
video
isTiger]ily iln ternational
s
Shock
Scream
and Run
(TM).According
to
Paul Manfredi,President of New Video Release,"personal assault has struck a sen
sitive
'nerve'
with
manywomen."The strong response on campusesaround the country is
also
evidentby
the
increasing requests frombook stores to stock
the
tape. The
video
may be
ordered directly
by
mailing
a
check
or
money orderfor $25.95 plus
$4i>5
S&H to
New Video Release,
80 Lin
woodStreet, Medford, Massachusetts,02155.
#
Entertainment Magazine recently reviewed
the
video saying
the
"Shock,
Scream and
Run
(TM)video
is a
program that teachessensible tactics
for
staying alertand alive. Self-defense methodsare taught
as
well
as
Chineseaerobics,
and
they are presentedin slow motion so that beginnerscan learn quickly
and
correctly.As a woman works out, she cannow learn how to defend herselfat
the
same time with centuryproven techniques."
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Breakfast
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O'Brien
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Lunch:
Turkey
a.la
king,
com
bread,
garden vegetable quiche.
Dinner:
Cajun
baked
cod,
chicken
fajitas,
pasta & potato
bar.
Saturday
10/1:
Breakfast:
Belgian
or
toaster waffles, bagels
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Lunch:
BBQ rib
sa nd
wich,
shepherd's
pie.
Dinner:
New York
Strip
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Breaded
shrimptoppers,
pasta & potato
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Sunday10/2:
Brunch:
Serambled
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potatoes, bagels and cream cheese,donuts, sandwich
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soup
of
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Roast turkey
&
dressing,baked seafood salad, pasta and potato bar. Monday,
1073:
Breakfast
Buttermilk pancakes, cottage fried potato, frizzled bam.
Lunch.
Fishsandwich, gourmet casserole, stir
fry
vegetables.
Dinner:
Baked ham,beefburgundy,pasta
&
potato bar. Tuesday
1074:
Breakfast
Belgian|Waffles,
French
toast, sausage patties, home flies.
Lunch:
Grilled cheese,
chile con
came.
Dinner.
Baked Lasagna, quarter
pounder,
pasta
&
potato
jbar.
Wednesday
10/5:
Breakfast:
Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs,
hash
browns.LMHC/I:
Country fried
steaksandwich.Di>w<?r:
BBQchicken,shrimp chow
mein^pasta
&
potato bar. Thursday
10/(5:
Breakfast:
Belgian waffles,
eggi
over easy,
bacon
strips,
hash browns
with onion.
)Lunck
Italian sausage
sandwich
with peppers
and onions, macaroni,
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turkey
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SEPT.
29,1994
THE
MERCIAD PAGE
3
The Marshall
Plan
!
By Heather Marshall
Merciad
Staff Writer
•gin
addition to being
a
columnist for this publication, I am
alsoja
DJ on WMCE, theschool's radio station. If you
have ever tuned in to our
sometimes
wea
k frequency,
you
wereprobably met with much of the
same music that is being
playedon
all
;
the
Erie radio stations.
"Now
if
this turned you
off,
I urge you to give it another
try, becauseas of the beginning of this school year, WMCE has changed itsformat We now play primarily alternative music from 6 pm tomidnight, every night
and
all day
on
Saturdays.
Over the
summer,
the station
manager
and
his
crew worked hardto
get
the
cooperation of various
record
labels
to augment our once
pathetic collection. When I returned to the air, I was shocked andamazed at the number
and
selection of what was now
to
be played
over the
air.While I perused the discs, I recognized many artists,
as
well asmany discs
that I had
been wanting
to hear and
possiblybuy.So inplaying these discs over
the
air,
I a Iso had a
chance to preview them.First
Up
was
a group that I
irst
 heard on
a radio
station
at
home,Weezer,
who is also
receiving heavy airplay onMTV. They
are
mostknown for
their
song
"Undone-the
Sweater Song."
Their sound
is
low
and mellow,
but has
that
"j ust got to sing al
ong" quality
that
wasonce reserved for performers such as Beck. I would get
it
if
you
likegroups such as Beck or The Stone Roses. You can catch Weezeropening
up
for Live, in Cleveland, October,
11.
|
The
Offspring,
with
their new album, Smash,
seems
to
capture the
occurrences of everyday life
in
the perfect
words and attach to
it theperfect emotion.
This
is one of those discs you
pop in when
you'refeeling down or depressed, but not necessarily feeling sorry for
yourself.
They are most known probably for their earlier release,
"Come
Out And Play," and
for;their
most recent release, "SelfEsteem." Another song that must be listened to, if you get yourhands on the disc, is
"Bad
Habit,"
a
song that every driver fed upwith being
cut
off
and tailgated
can relate to.The Jesus and Mary Chain have
a
new album
out
also.
It is
theirfollow-up to their chart topping album, Honey's Dead, and isentitled Stone and Dethroned. Their first single was
a
joint effort
by the band and lead
singer of Mazzy Star, HopeSandoval."Sometimes, Always"
combines
the whinning melodies that the
Jesus and
Mary Chain
are
known
for and
Sandoval's harmony
to
back
it
up.
Many
of the other
songs
on
the album have the same type
of genericdrum beats,
with only the
performers' voices
changing and
forming
turns and
twists in the melodies.My two favorite discoveries, both at the radio station and ingeneral, are Tripping
Da
isy
a nd 311.1
irst
 heard Tripping
Da isy
thissummer
when
I
heard their
irst
 release off their album. Bill, entitled"My Umbrella." The only problem with "My Umbrella" is that itsounds nothing like the
rest
of the album. For
a
band
that
is
nearlyunheard
of to release
a
song that
sounds nothing like
their
true
style,is ridiculous. The rest of
the
album is great, but it
was
just
a
bitshocking.
The
rest of
the album is much
more mellow
and
hauntingthan the first release. Tripping Daisy reminds me very much ofJane's Addiction and
has
that same dreamy, lazy quality. I would
highly recommend it
,
T
311 's
newest album, Grassroots, is the follow-up to
their debut
album, Music,
and is
a
worthy
follow-up
at that 311 combines
rock,
rap, and
a reggae type beat to
create music
that
makes
you
want to
move and sing
along. It seems that
this
band
is almost
unknown, butthey
are
an excellent
band
to listen to
and
even better to see live.
Some
excellent songs off their new
album
are
the title
track,
"Grass
I
Roots",
"Applied
Sciences," and "Lose." 3*1 is reminiscent of
amix between the
Beastie Boys
and Rage
Against
the
Machine. Bothof their albums
ale
really good, and the band members are verytalented, so if
you
ever have the chance
to
listen
to them either on
disc or live - do it And
it
Just so happens that
311
are coming to
Q evela
nd October 19th,
wifli Sons
of Elvis. Tickets
are on sale
now.If it
sounds
like
these
types of music are appealing to
y
ou,
then you
now have
two options,
cither buy them
yourself
or turn on
the radioand listen to me.
Clambakes smoke the Hurst
house responsible for bringing
them
in our midst. If the grapevine proves
to
be at all accurate,they
may?
be returning in theBy Mary Long
Merciad Contributing Writer
Rocking, rolling, dancing, flailing,
sweating
bodies and
just
plainold
out-of-control
listening pleasure. What better way
to
describeHypnotic Clambake at lastWednesday's coffeehouse? Thehappy-go-lucky
genergy
justpoured into the electrified andexcited crowd that evening.The majority of those attendingthis blessed gala were out'on thedance loorsharing dancing space,jumping and clapping and completely enjoying the atmospherewhile everyone else sat in thedark, smoky crevices of
the Laker
Inn
just
wishing they were
in
thesweaty,
jumbled mosh
of dancingcrazies.None
the
less,
just taking in
thesights and sounds
was
fun.
Let
metell you - it was sheer entertainment! I was there, dancing barefoot,
sweating
profusely, and loving every
minuter
of it If youmissed it, I feel sorry for you,because
it was
close
to
being themost enjoyable experience I'vehad since
I ^arrived
on theMercyhurst
campus.^(That may
not be saying much, but believeme - it was
awesome!) *Ever since "Day
1," I've heard
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all this "hype
w
about HypnoticClambake
and what a great
showthey put on
everytime
they arehere, so
naturally
I
had to
inspect.I had no idea what I was in for.
They were
all that my friends
havesaid
and more. I bad never ever
heard an accordion used in such a
fun atmosphere before (nothing
at all
like old Polka tunes). Theyinspired a carefree and light-hearted feeling
in all those
listening,
and
I believe
it was
positivelya
"good
time
had
by all."Pm
so
overjoyed to have expe
rienced
Hypnotic Clambake,
and
I'm thankful to those at coffee-spring, and I do so look forwardto their return.
I know 111
be there
"with
bells on!"
|
Bravo
to all
those creative minds
working behind the
coffeehouse.You guys do
a
great
job,
and
thestudents here at Mercyhurst appreciate
your
bringing
a
little bitof the "outside world" into ourpresence once a week
*
(onWednesday nights, for these ofyou who don't know).The first Film for Discussion is The War Room.
Jt
is
the
story
of
how
James
Carville
and
his team managed Bill
Clinton's
presidential campaign. It
takes
you behind
the
scenes of anextraordinary success
story—bus
tours, debates, the convention,and
the heart—the
war room itself
in
Little
Rock, AK.
Directors:
D.A.
Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus/93
minutes/Color/1993/in
English. Michael Federici, Political Science department,
willld
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