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MERCYHURSnCOliEGE^S WEEKLY^STUDENT NJEWSMPER October
$,1994
if
October
is
HungerAwareness
Month.
Mercy
h
urstactivities
on
page
2.
Football falls to St. Francis
Page
8
GOP
getf
ogether
Anyone interested
in
forming
a
Young Republicans dub
is
invited to attend an
organizational
meeting on Thursday, Oct
13.
For more details, call John at 824-2496.
J
Regal voting
set
Homecoming
king and
queen nominations will be accepted until
4
p.m. Friday. Voting will
take
place
next
Thursday and Friday, Oct
13
and
14
from noon until
4
p.m.
Laker Inn events
*-*
w
Don't
miss
Monday Night Football in the Laker Inn on
Monday?
Coffeehouse will take place
rom
 8
p.m. until
11
p.m.
on
Wednesdayin the Laker Inn. Stop down for
a
cup of coffee and check out theentertainment SAC is providing this week.
Your sports voice
WMCE
is
looking for student sportscasters for winter sports.Anyone who
is
interested should call
John Leisering at 824-2264 or
stop by the radio station as soon as possible. The radio station
is
located in the lower level of Baldwin Hall.
Support the Lakers
Come
out
and
show your school spirit this
week.
The Laker crew
team will participate in
the Niagara Chase Regatta on Saturday
a t the
Laker boathouse.
Women's
soccer will host the
Ha
mot Classic on
I
Saturday and Sunday. They will play one game each day. Bothgames
are
at
11:30
a.m. The
Laker
Football game against BuffaloState University will be broadcast
on
WMCE.
The
pre-game showbegins
at
1:20
p.m. Saturday.
Don't
miss the action this
weekend just
because the game is in Buffalo.
Mostly sunny andwarmer; high in the upper60s.
Saturday
Partly sunny andbreezy; low in the40s; high near70.
Sunday
Chance of
a thu
nder-
storm;
highs 65 - 75;
lows
near 50.
r^&fts&x
MSKPVS''
'£
Parents
invade campus
By Anne Schleicher
A
cfe
E/Features Editor
Parents' weekend
is
here andit's not too late
to
be involved. Aplethora
of
activities
has beenplanned to entertain and engagestudents and their parents in theMercyhurst Community.
But
don't let the
presence
of
yourfamily
be
the only determining factorin participation.
j All
students are invited to attend this weekend's events. Activities range
rom
 a panel discussion involving the various majordepartment heads, musical entertainment provided
by
our
own
D'
Angel
o*
students, hypnotistMark Pittman, women's soccer,and rowing.The highlight of the weekend is
the dinner dance that
will
be
heldSaturday night at the Ice Centerfrom 6:45 p.m. until midnightReservations
can
still
be
made bycalling Ms. Pat Liebel, alumnirelations director,
at
extention2538 or stop by at her office
in
Egan 46.Put on your comfortable shoesand spend the night dancing away
to
the music of D-Man, D.J; Dennis Henry.Parents' weekend concludesSunday with the College community celebrating Mass in Christthe King Chapel
at
10:00, followed by brunch in
the Egan D
in-
ing Hall.So this weekend, whether
this
isyour first
or
last fall at the
'Hurst
, join
the rest
of your
riends
 and
their families in discovering allthat Mercyhurst has to offer!
Parents'
Weekend 1994Schedule
of Events
Friday,
October 7
7:00-9:00
p.m.
%
8:00p.m.Saturday,
October 8
9:00
am.-12:00
Noon
9:30am.-10:30am.
10:30
am.-12:00
Noon11:45
am.-1:00
p.m.1:30 p.m.
W
2:00p.m.-5:00
p.m.6:45 p.m.
7:00
p.m. J
9:00
p.m-Midnight
Sunday,
October
9
RegistrationReceptionHypnotist
Herrmann Union Lobby
Herrmann
Union Great
Room
Zurn
Recital HallRegistrationContinental BreakfastPanel Discussion
Herrmann Union
Lobby
Herrmann
Union-Laker
InnHerrmann
Union-Laker
InnItalian
Buffet LuncheonFootball
at
Buffalo
State
Leisure time
Seating for dinner
DinnerDancing
Egan Dining Hail
Buffalo,
NYIce CenterIce Center
Ice Center
10:00
am.
Mass
10:00
am.-12:00
Noon Brunch
Christ the King
Chapel
Egan Dining Hall
Hypnotist Mark Pittman will perform
Friday at 8
p.m.
in Zurn Redta
1Hall.
\ "•'&
-i
S'.'i
f
C
Crashers
cause controversey
by Jule
Gardner
Senior Writer
The first weeks
of
this academic year
have
been characterized by "major partying" withintoxicated strangers, as youngas 16, found at college gatherings,according
to
Bud Dever,director of security.It's
not
only against
the
rules,
he
said, it's dangerous. Two complaints ofsexual
m isconduct
werereported last weekend, he said.'There's no question a lot offreeloaders
are taking
advantageof residents," he said.Students from MercyhurstPrep, Gannon and Bchrcnd arecoming to Mercyhurst becausethe parties are free or
of
relatively low cost he said. 'They'redrinking
up
the profits,"
he
said.Dever said a
16-year-old
wasat
a grain-alcohol
party. That'sjust asking for trouble," be said."Every time
I
hear someonecomplain or write
a
letter to theMerciad about 'Gestapo' tactics,I think about
such
incidents.Actions
a
re taken because of theseand other concerns.
What
we'retrying to promote
is
reasonable
conduct
Strangers don't
have
thesame accountability
to
Mercyhurst as our students do,"said Dever."We're going
to
take
a
realhard look
at
things. If we
have
to
bring in the PLCE (Pennsylva nia
Liquor Control Enforcement) wewill. That could mean big timefines,"he said.Dever said parties have been
"wild
and out of control." If thehosts can't identify people, theyare likely to be held responsiblefor damages, he said.Although Dever does not promote campus parties involvingalcohol,
he
said that
if
you'regoing
to
have one, it's best
to
have
a
resident at the door at alltimes to monitor who is
com
inginto their apartment
"Most
of
the problems arecoming from women's apart-ments." Dever said the
sexual
misconduct charges stem fromimproper touching
of
drunk females
on
the verge of passing
out
and being
pa ssed
a round the party."Something serious
is
going on
and I
would like to
alert the
campus community," he said.
1
In other security news, com-
plaints
about
parking are
not justcoming from frustrated residents.A complaint to the Erie policeabout cats parked
in the
Mercyhurst driveway leading tothe parking ramp resulted
in a
number of tickets and threats
of
towing.
1
The problem is that cars wereblocking the
Briggs
Avenue sidewalk, said Dever. Students believed the area to be property ofMercyhurst College. In fact, saidDever, an ordinance
establishes
right
of
way
40
feet from
the
center
ine.
 
PAGE
2
!*SS>
THE
MERCIAD
OCT.
6,1994
Mercyhurst walks to
feed
the community
By Craig Rybczynski
Editor
in
Chief
To some people MercyhurstCollege
is
very sheltered and setoff from the rest of
the
community. Sunday, Oct
2,
six studentsand one
administrator
took thenecessary
"steps"
to aid the hungry-The Crop Walk began atWaldameer Park and ended atPerry
Monument
at Presque
Isle.
Campus Ministry's JoeDominic coordinated the reliefeffort and
received
assistancefrom the six students.They include: RebeccaFiorenza, John
Col cm
en, Bill
Meyer,
Hillary Hamilton, LisaBrown and Becky Zawacki."It
is
good
to
get
out
with
thousands of
people
in
the
communityand
try to
make
the world
a
better
place/'
said Dominic. "And being involved with Erie and theworld helps us not to be so isolated."
||1"It
is
for
a
good cause
and
walking-is something I like doing,"said Hamilton. "Helping peopleless fortunate
makes
me
feel better.
M
Walkers traveled the 10Kstretch of road
to
benefit the
vari
ous food relief efforts around the
world.'
'Twenty-five
percent of the
pro
ceeds go to Erie area charities/'said Dominic. "The other
75
percent benefits third world reliefagencies, such as
UNICEF
andCatholic Relief Services."Mercyhurst has been involvedwith the walk since Dominic arrived at
the
Hurst,
five years ago.But
this
year, the turnout failedto gamer
as
much as in the past."Mercyhurst involvement was
smaller this year because I got
theword out later than usual,"
said
Dominic.However, students
who
missed
m m
the Crop Walk can participate insimiliar events throughout Hunger Awareness Month.
p
Oct.
16
has been designatedWorld Hunger
Day by
the UnitedNations.
The
next food
drive
correspondswith the world day of recognition.The Mercyhurst Food Drive,Oct
17-18,
is made up of volun
teers,
who collect canned goodsfor the Emergency Pantry of
the
Second Harvest
Food
Bank.
|In
the past the event has beenwell attended.The men's and women's soccer
teams,
the hockey team, Circle
K,
Alpha Phi Omega and
the
Criminal Justice Society have all beeninstrumental to the event in thepast."It is a great cause, it is somewhat of a tradition," said HeadHockey Coach Rick Gotkin.
"I
think
the
kids enjoy doing
it
and it
allows them to give somethingback to the community." $
Down with apathy
By
Anne L.
McNelis
Copy Editor
"We want to promote schoolspirit," said SAC Chair Rich
Straub
Tuesday.
SAC
is
sponsoring a contest to create a mascotfor
the
Mercyhurst Lakers
sports
teams.
"It's obvious that the
spirit
oncampus is poor," Straub said,
"and
I think this can
help...
especiallyif somebody
on
campus" designs
the
mascot
"It
will
be
better thanif
we
get somebody in
to do
it for
us,"
Straub added.Any student can submit
an
ideafor the mascot
to the SAC
office,located on the top floor of theUnion. Entries should include adrawing of he
mascot,
a name
forthe mascot
and
the entrant's name
and
telephone
number.
The
dead
line for submissions
is
Thursday,Oct 20.Straub and
SAC
Secretary Erin
McGuinness
also discussed some
of SAC's plans
for
the
rest of theyear.
"This
year, especially winter term, is going
to go
over well,"Straub said.McGuinness said, "I think this
year
is
going to
be unbelievable."The group has planned activitiesfor the winter
such
as
virtual
reality and laser tag.McGuinness and Straub agreedthat the year has been a successthus far. "We've had
a
couple hitand misses, but I expect
them
JStraub
said.
McGuinness agreed, "It seems
... we
have
a
good weekend, thenwe have
a
bad weekend."
'The
biggest problem is thepublic relations," Straub added.
"We have
the posters
out by
Tues-
day [for weekend activities] but
people
don't always look
at
them
... It doesn't always register.""We've
been
fortunate," Straubsaid.
"We
have an excellent, enthusiastic executive board."McGuinness said, "We're kindof like
a
team. I can't believe thesuccess we've had this year."Both McGuinness and Straub
»
encouraged student participationin SAC^ctjyiUes.
'hn
order forme to make
a
place for
myself,
Ineed
to
get involved. I do that
by
getting
other:
people involved,"McGuinness said.
|3SAC
meetings are held Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Government Chambers. McGuinness and
Straub
encouraged
all
students tocome to the meetings with ideasand input. jErin McGuinness, SAC secretary and Rich
Straub,
SAC chair areworking
hard
to plan for the year.
Criminal Justice Club recognized
International Poetry
[Forum to perform
y Rob Wilson
Merciad Contributing Writer
On Monday, Sept. 26, the
Mercyhurst
Student Government
I officially
recognized the Criminal Justice Club.This second year organization,which is open to students of allmajors, has already started offwith a bang. Attendance and enthusiasm was far beyond that oflast year's club and the fun hasnot even started.Discussion, which was lead by
last year's
treasurer,
Jim Alton an,covered a brief introduction ofthe criminal justice club and anexplanation of its modest achieve
ments,
m.
After suggesting
some
ideas
for
this year's agenda, the electionsfor
the
officers were
held.
Alton an,the only returning club officer,ran unopposed for the office ofpresident Rob Wilson, GeniaMecci, and
Jamie
Crock
all
wonvery close
races for
the vice-presi
dent,
secretary, and treasurer,
re
spectively.
£
L
Club
officers-Jamie
Crock,
Genia
Mecci, Jim Altman, and RobWilson
K
Performers from the International Poetry Forum
in
Pittsburghwill be at Mercyhurst on Saturday, Oct.
8,
to present Her
Infi
nite Variety: Portraits ofWomen in Poetry and Song.Samuel
Hazo.
director of this ensemble, is a nationally
respected
poet who, last year, was namedby Governor Robert Casey
as
theState
Poet
Laureate. Accompanying Hazo will be Anne
Mull
in
Burnham (a singer andrecitationist), Kate Young (asinger and narrator), and James
Ferla
(a guitarist and lutist).These artists have performedthis particular program through
out
Pennsylvania
and
beyond
and
have
received
rave
reviews. Hazohas been a particular friend toMercyhurst through
the
years and
Iat
one time brought six PulitzerPrize winning poets to theMercyhurst
campus
over
a
period
of two
terms.This performance
will
takeplace
inZum
Recital Hall
at
7:30p.m. Admission
is
free to the community. The program is supportedby funds from an Academic Enrichment Grant and through theMercyhurst
English
Department
j
The
newly
elected officers, whosaid they were thrilled with tre
mendous tum-out
and enthusiasm
in the
club,
would
like
to
encourage
all
students interested in
the
criminal justice field to attendfuture engagements.! ¥The next scheduled meeting isOctober
6,
at
8
p.m.
in
the government chambers. For any questions please
call Shirley Will iams
at extension
2266J91RA
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OCT.
6,1994
THE
MERC1ADPAGE
3
Somethin
i
Funky
By Damon Sterling
Merciad
Staff Columnist
Last Episode: Bone, "Thug-gish
Ruggish
Bone"
=
8 volumecontrol
Craig
Mack,
"Flava In Ya
Ear*=
10
volume control
w*
Are you
"Ready
to Die?*I already have.If your heart is strong, yoursoul willing,
and
you're
not
afraid
to
face what lies in
ront
 of
you,
then run to
your local music
shop and
purchase
the smash
hit
album
"Ready to
Die*
by
that unyielding lyricist the Notorious Big.
This album
is
da
bomb.
Everything
about it is
phat;
the
beats,
the
lyrics,
the cover, even
the
notorious one
himself.
Don't
worry
about fast forwarding over
a
song, like those otherweak tapes that
you
may own, to get
to
the song you like.
£ Because
each track
is better
then the next.You can't go wrong
in
purchasing this album.
You would be a nut to
let this slide
on
by without even listening
to
itIf
and when you do
listen,
stand
back because your
speakers
will
be blown
(10). J
f~'
Geeeya. He hit cha wit it in the movie, Menace II Society with"Straight
up
Menace.*
Now he's coming hard with his new album We
Come Strapped.
MC
Eiht featuring Compton's Most
Wanted has
written, produced
and
distributed
a boom
in'
album.Geeeya. This
album
is
taking
west coast
rap to
another level. LikeSnoop's
Doggy
style, Dr. Dre's The Chronic, and Warren G's
Regulate—G
Funk Era, We Come Strapped represents a newstyle of west coast
lava.
 It's more smooth, mellow
and
laid back.Geeeya.
This
is
another album
that
you can't go wrong
with.
It'snot just too hype, its 8Hype.
The only way to
listen
to this is
at level
10 on
your volume control.To hear the music that I write about, tune in every Sunday,Tuesday
and
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to
12
a.m. on WMCE 88.5FMErie.
.
Weekly Cafeteria Menu
Friday
10/7:
Breakfast.
Broccoli-chedda
romelette, CBrienpotato.Iu/ic/?:
rwo-cheese
pizza, turkey friedrice.
Dinner.
Beer battered
ish,
 meatballsandwich, pasta & potato bar. Saturday
10/8:
Breakfast:
Continental
breakfast
w/
Belgian
waffles.
IM/IC/I:
Baked lasaga,antipasto
salad, Italian
tausage &
meatballs,
mixed
vegetables.
Dinner.
New
York Strip
Steak,
breaded chicken tenders, pasta & potato bar. Sunday
jlO/9:
Brunch:
Scrambled
eggs,
hash browns,
rizzled
 ham,turkey ala king, yogurt, freshfruit, danish, donuts.
Dinner.
Roast
reshham,
mashed potatoes
& gravy,pasta & potato bar. Monday, 10/10:
Breakfast.
Buttermilk pancakes,cottage
ried
 potato,
rizzled
 ham.
Lunch
Hamburgers, gardenburgers,
urkey ala king.Diwt^r.Swiss
steak,
pineapple
fritters,
pasta & potato
bar.Tuesday
10/11:
Breakfast.
Belgian Waffles, French toast, sausage pat
ties,
home fries.
Lunch:
Greek hot dogs, broccoli cheese casserole.
biwier:Turkey
divan, taco
boats,
pasta & potato
bar. Wednesday 10/12:
Breakfast:
Buttermilk pancakes, ham
&
cheese omelette, hash browns.
Lunch
Hot turkey
sandwich, pizza casserole.
Dinner.
Hungariaan
gou
lash w/rice,
char-broiled
ham, sweet potatoes,
pasta
&
potato
bar. Thursday
io/13:
Breakfast.
Belgian
waffles,
ried
 eggs, home
ries
 w/onion.
Lunch
Meatless chili,
BBQ ham
sandwich, stir
ry
 vegetables.
Dinner:
Cheeseburger
loaf,
stuffed cabbage, Mexican bar.MENU
IS SUBJECT TO
CHANGE.
For a
recording of
the
daily menu,call 824-2192.
Culture
an
By Anne Schleicher
A&E I Features Editor
As
a
native Erieite it
upsets
meto hear so many people
rail
onErie as
a
cultural no-man's-land.True, we're not New York City,San Francisco or Chicago, heckwe're not even Pittsburgh orCleveland. However, with
a
littledetermination and willingness tolook beyond the obvious, muchofworth
can
be discovered withinthe confines
of
ErieJPa. to enter
tain,
amuse,
and provoke
thought,
even on a
college
student
budget.With this in mind I would like
to use this
space
as
an opportunityto promote cultural and artistichappenings about town to thosekindred souls
who
have
an
inter
est
but perhaps are uninformedabout where such events areoccuring.
The
Erie
Art Museum 411
StateStreet, is
a
fine example of an oft-missed Erie treasure. Due to itsconvenient size
a
trip to the mu
seum
won't
demand an entire
afternoon of one's time. One cantravel downtown, grab a cup ofcoffee, and head over to spendabout an hour investigating thelatest interesting exhibit.
Due to its
conve
nient size a trip to
the*
museum
won' tdemandan^entireafternoon of
one's
time.
The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday
rom
la.m.-5p.m. andSunday
rom
 1
-5p.m.. Admissionis free for members and free onWednesdays.
But even at
full price( $1.50 for adults, $.75 cents forsenior citizens and students, and$.50
cents
for
children
under
12)
this museum is a bargain. Heck,your coffee will cost
you
more!Guided tours are included inthis great price, just call aheadand ask to arrange one withCynthia Christopher, the MuseumEducation Coordinator, at 459-5477.
| |
Now through November
13
themuseum
is running the
followingexhibit:
Margaret Bourke-White.Early
Photographs,
1927-1931.
Bourke-White,
a fimous
adventurer, world-traveler, and one ofthe pioneers of photojournalismand the photo essay, graduatedfrom Cornell University in 1927,opened
a
studio in the TerminalTower in Cleveland, and landedassignments
in which she
photo-
graphcd
industrial sites including
steel
mills and
Lake Erie
ore
boats.
Based on this
early
work,
NewYork publisher Henry Luce,
hired
her to work for
Fortune
magazine
In
1929.
From there, Bourke-
White went on to
shoot
the
coverassignment and the lead photoessay for
the
first issue
of
Life
in
Margaret
Bourke-White
61st floor Chrysler Building
Margaret
Bourke-White,
1928
1936,
and to cover combat inWorld War II and the KoreanWar, to photograph world lead
ers
including
Josef-Stalin
andMahatma Gandhi.By
1971,
when she died at theagcof67,Bourkc-
White
had built
a
worldwide
reputation and
left
a
legacy which includes some ofthe century's most
well
knownimages/This show features 50 rarely-
seen$dramatic
black and whitephotos drawn from the estate ofCleveland photographer ArthurGray. They explore Bourke-
White's early years as a
commercial photographer. Also includedare
a
number of telling portraitsof the young Bourke-White
byher
contemporaries.

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