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15,1996
HBS^B
"1
From
The WorldArena
^
;3
s ^ %«? /
By Gagan
Su
ri
Merciad News Editor
Wooing
Votes in Russia
Vladimir V. Zhirinovsky has kicked
off his
campaign
to become the
president Of Russia. Zhirinovsky tossed
ruble
notes, scarves and cheapcostume jewelry among hundreds of supporters. Many of
he
support-
ers were
waiting for
the
promised free "Zhirinovsky" Vodka.The election for the president is due in Russia this June.
Some
of
the
leading
contenders
for
the
post began their
campaigns in
the country
last
week.
t
i
Car Bombs in Algiers
The regional Islamic disruption surged again
this
past
week when
twocar
bombs inone
day killed 17
people and
injured
more than
93 people
in
Algiers.
.* fj$More than 40,000
people
have
been killed by the insurgents and bygovernment since the war began
in
Algiers.
|
Bomb in
Bahrain
On
Feb.
11,
a
bomb exploded in
the lobby
of
a
seafront
hotel
injuringfour
people
inBahrain.
^
>.The bomb blast followed weeks of anti-government unrest in thecountry.Bahrain
is an
important American
Navy
base in
the
Persian
Shell in
Trouble
in Nigeria
Royal Dutch Shell
owns a
number of oil fields
in
Nigeria.
They
arepresently involved in
a
public
trial
for collusion in
the brutal
oppres-
sion
of he local people who claim thatthe company
has
been pollutingOgoniland. J .A collection of human
 rights
 and
environmental groups are planning
a
worldwide boycott of Shell's gasoline and other products.London's Royal National Geographic Society has already dropped
the
company as a patron and returned
its
$60,000 donation.
Condoms Supported by a
French
Bishop |
|
j
.
\ \
I
'
*
The
chairman of a French Roman Catholic bishops'
committee
Albert
Route,suggested
in
a
report
thatthe use
of condoms could
be |
justified to prevent the spread of AIDS, contradicting the Vatican's
A
general condemnation of most
methods
of birth control.
The
Bishop
has
been careful to limit the possible moral justificationfor using contraceptives.
>
report is expected
to
create
a ?lot
of controversy amongCatholics
all over
the world. The report is supported
by surveys and
studies
done
by the French government.
I
I.R.A
Resumes Fighting
After seventeen months of peace in Northern Ireland, and UnitedKingdom,
the
I.R
A resumed the violence by planting
a bomb in
castLondon.
Both the
British and the Irish Government
have voted
todeal
whh
the 1.R.A severely.
j
y
Above: Julie Rogers gives a speech on Catherine McAuley
Ambassadors Remember Catherine McAuley
By Gagan Suri
Merciad News Editor
The founder of the Sisters ofMercy and
Mercy
hurst Collegewas reverently remembered this
Sunday
by the Ambassadors
CIubon
campus. Julie Rogers, one ofthe 14 new ambassadors gave ahalf hour lecture at Old Main onthe life of Catherine McAuley.Rogers,
a
freshman at college anda music major, had to do thisproject to complete part of herthirty-hour service policy
for
theclub.
Dr.
Joseph
Go we
r,
the aca-demic dean,
and
Mother EustaceTaylor ,from the Motherhouse
on
the hill, attended the lecture,
v
Rogers' thesis of he lecture wasthat through Catherine McAuley' sexperiences and close friendships,upon which she had the unique!ability
to
reflect, she developed
a
philosophy of understanding ofherself and others that laid the?!cornerstone of
the kSisters
ofMercy. |Catherine was! born inStormanstown, Ireland.
The
dateof her birth is uncertain, but isthought
to
be
Sept.
17 or 29,1778
or
1781.
She
was
a devout Catho-lic who was orphaned as a
teen-1
ager,
and therefore lived with sev-eral different families. Every Sun-day her
adopted
ifather brought
the
poor child
ren
of the neighbor-hood into
his
home and taught Jthem the
love
of God.
Catherines
witnessed the hopeless spirit ofthe
poor.«
Later she went to
live
with
theJ
Conway family who
were J
alsoCatholics. They were
well-off
just
as
her parents were, but expe-rienced sudden financial
loss.j^
Now
Cathereine
knew what
it was
^
like to
be
poor.
i
Later in her life, she becamegood friends
with
Francis
Warde
who later founded the
 first
nsti-
union
of
the Sisters
of Mercy inthe U.S after Catherine died in -
1841.
Their close
friendship
en-ijabled the
sp irit of Catherine
to
bereflected in
all ^institutions
ofMercy.
In Honor of Black Historyf Month
History is a clock that people use to tell the time of the day.It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of
L
y
human geography. It tells them where they are, and what
they
are.
|
.
•• H
John
Hen rick Clarke
I want to be black, to know black, to luxuriate in whateverI might be calling blackness at any particular time, but to doso in order to come out on the otherside,to experience ahumanity that is neither colorless nor reducible to color.John Lewis Gates Jr.
Freedom
Dark and drearywith no light to seeI struggle to get looseBut can't break free.
*
Why am I here?Who had me bound?What law did I break? IWhat guilt have I found?Wretched and dirtyThe place I am keptAnger and confusion
|
No sleep have I sleptAway from my homeIn a strangers; abode. |Don't know how I arrivedBut I guess I rode.Me and my kinAnd others of my
plight*!
Under guard we laborFrom dawn until nightWho
brought
us here?Who gave them the right?I want to go home,.
If need be
I'll flghtJim Mclellan
 
PAGE
2THE MERC1ADFEBRUARY
15,1996
t-
Events on Campus
Above: Bungee Running at the Rec
Center
Below: Sumo Wrestling at the Rec Center
MSG Budget Revised
By
Dan
HilOker
Editor-in-ChiefA
new
tentative
mid-term
bud-get has been drawn up by
Mercy hurst
Student GovernmentTreasurer Marc Johnston. Everyyear the
MSG
budget undergoesan
overhaul
and
inspection
by the
MSG Treasurer and the Budgetand Finance Committee.
The
money that
is
generated
by
the student paid fees equals$159,810. Many of the items inthe MSG budget have been in-spected and have either been cutfunds, or have received an in-
crease
in funds. '
.,'
The money allocated for the
music festival
has
been
increasedfrom
$5,000?to
$10,000. The
Freedom Zone
allotment
also has
been increased by $2,000.Discussion ensued
on
the termsof
the
budget and a vote will betaken at next week's meeting.
'•One
of the biggest things thatpeople complain about is howtheir
money
is being spent.
This
is
an
important responsibility for
all
of the representatives," AdvisorCass Shimck said.
M
The budget covers all facets of
the
MSG sponsored activities hereon campus,
including the big band
festival and all
SAC
events.
In
other MSG news, PresidentJessica Cuffia announced theterms
of the
student governmentrepresentative
auction,
which willtake place in March. All MSGrepresentatives
will be up
for auc-tion.
Anyone will be
ablethe MSG
representatives
Hot
aweekend. "Contracts
will
be writ-ten up so that no one will beforced to do anything that goesagainst their moral beliefs.
It
goesfrom a Friday on until the next
day. It
will
be
an
18
hour
event,"
Cuffia
said*.
k
t
There will be a professionalauctioneer brought in for the
event.
"Faculty,
staff,
and
admin-istration all
will
be
invited,
so
youmay even
be
bought
by
a profes-sor," Cuffia said.
Freedom Zone
Editor-in-Chief
Kevin Segedi noted that
there
is
alack
of staff at
the
Freedom Zone
who know how to do the layoutand graphic design of the
Free-
dom
Zone.
Anyone
wh<
ested in learning this process isencouraged to
contact
Kevin at
ext
2955..In Student Activities Commit-tee news, President
j
BrianMarshall said that SAC is spon-soring a shuttle for students toand from the!
Mercy
hurst-
Fredonia hockey game
this
week-
end. To get a ticket, you have totravel
on the
shuttle.
The
shuttleswill be leaving Baldwin
Hall
at 6
p.m.Marshall also noted that onMarch 8, First Light will be oncampus. First Light is a reggaeband from the Cleveland area.
Indian Feast
for
Eastern Waves
By
Keiko Miller
Ass't.
Prof.
Foreign Languages
and
Cultures
*"
V. The Eastern Waves
Club's"Chew
and Chat" series held anIndian feast
Feb.
7 in the StudentUnion's Government Chamber.
The
club's purpose is
to
enhance
intellectual activities with senso-rial
\
particularly gustatorial
_
experiences.
The
Feb.
7
event
included
lots
of
information about Indian religion,especially Hinduism as well as afeast that included
Chicken Korma
(Curried Chicken), Masala Sabzi(Spicy Vegetable),
Rasam
Sam-bar (Lentil soup),
Pulao
(Rice)and Cabbage
Salad.
*
There were more than 20 stu-dents, professors and administra-tors
of
various
ages
and ethnicities
atthe Chew
and
Chat.
The
spirit ofthe Hindu religion spread on thepungent
aroma
of the Indian currydishes prepared by student mem-bers,
{Jason
Giffen, president;Susheela Nemani and MadokaMatsumoto. Dr. George Garrelts,professor of religion, and GaganSuri, an exchange student fromIndia, took turns sharing their
in-
sights into
Hindu
customs
and re-
ligion,
r
On the religion side, Suri said,"Hindus believe that one form ofGod may not appeal to all thepeople. Therefore, to exercise theirliberty of choice, the religion of-fers different forms of gods andgoddesses. In essence,
all the
godsand goddesses
lead to
one supremepower, known to Hindus
as
Brahma.
A
simple analogy would
be to
pasta eaters
_ some like
spa-ghetti, others
likeMinguine,
fettucine or some other form, butall
these
are
different pasta prod-ucts
of he
same dough
in
a varietyof shapes and forms. So the nu-merous Hindu
gods
and goddesseswhich
are
manifested in differentforms. In unity, they represent Godfor
the
Hindu people."
On
the {food side,
Nemani
brought
and
shared
her
Indian heri-tage from her
father's
side of
her
family, by making a careful pur-chase of fresh vegetables for herspicy Rasam
Sambar.
*
Giffen
is not
new
to
curry
dishesand his varied
gastronomical
ex-
periences were
put
to
good
use inthe kitchen before the Chew andChat began. The other
cook for
theEast Asian feast was Matsumoto
who
expressed
her
interest
in
pre-paring the foods. "I'm so excitedto cook
thellndian style
currydishes,"
she
said/They
are
differ-ent from
the
ones
we eat
in Japan.Curry is a mixture of pungenttropical spices and is used exten-sively in Asia in
countries such
asIndia, Pakistan, Thailand andMalaysia. But curry
is not
the sameeverywhere it
is
used.
*\
"The farther south you go, thehotter the curry, and
thev
farther
|
north
you go, the
milder the taste,Suri said. "So you could say thatour curry tonight is more like thenorthern style,
except|the
rice,which is eaten
more
in the
south.Northerners eat various kinds offlat breads.
"; i
"I am very impressed with thefood
here
today,"
Suri
said.
"It
isa
pleasure o see
a Japanese womanand
an
Australian fellow
trying
to
cook
curry.
I wish the club couldget
more
people involved."As tongues were heated, thennumbed by the exotic spices, it
Was
time for spirits to indulge inthe nutrition of
active
discussion.Garrelts asked what those
who
attended
would like to
know about
n
the Hindu religion.Robert Munson, belter knownon campus
as "Mr.
Help"
wanted
to ask
more
about the
"sacredness
of cows in
India."
"You see," Garrelts said, "ascows provided the Indians withmilk and labor, people made of-fering
to
them
as
a sacred
source."
£§.
Suri said that practical theolo-gians would recommend
a changeinthe belief
hat considers
the
cow
sacred,
but
that in
a country where" ... people are uneducated and
drivenby
emotions, it
is very
dif-
ficult
to do the convincing." Hesaid
he*believes,that incoming
decades the number of beef eatingHindus will surely increase. Hepointed out that milk is also usedin some cases
tojpour
over the
gods
and goddesses
in
certain ritu-
als.
Erin Page, one of the guests,wanted to know if what he hadheard about the Ganges River -that it might
be
used for purifica-tion - is true. Garrelts describedthe significance of
he
Ganges
as
a
place of worship and rituals. Suritalked about the cleansing power
of Its
water at the upper
tribu ta
riesthat issue from the mountains inNepal.
4
.*$"'•
Those who attended seemedenchanted
by
the stories of Hinduculture, especially those of thegods and goddesses. "Every In-
dian
has his or
her favorite
god
orgoddess to worship. As for my-
self,
I have always prayed to the
image
of
Mata
Vaishno Devi, thegoddess of 'giving,"' Suri said.Whether the visitors
to
the meet-ing intended to take home a fullstomach
or a
full
intellect,
it seemslikely that they also took a littlecurry
for-their
heads or a littleknowledge of
Hindu
culture intheir stomachs.
Celebrating
Black
By Chris Wloch *
.C7^
x * ..
Secretary, Minority StudentUnion.-
In
celebration of
Black
HistoryMonth, the
Mercy
hurst Office
of
Multicultural/Minority
Affairssponsored
a?
series of eventsthroughout
these
 first
wo
weeksof
February.
v
Feb.
8,
.at
8 p.m. in
Sullivan
Hall, Professor
Umeme
Sababuaddressed "The Reason for theSeason." Throughout his
45-
minute
speech,
Sababu
examined
"the historical
origin
of (some
of
the) contemporary problems" inan attempt to dispel "theftgno-ranee, lies, myths, stereotypes andhatred
to a
certain
degree"
in
his-tory texts which
have kept us
mis-
informed.
'
Realizing that many Euro-American students often tend toshy
away
from Black Studiescourses because they
fear
that it
wj 11 i nvoLve bla mi
ng white peoplefor
the
conditions
in
this
country,
.
JT
*
Sababu affirmed that "racism is
but
one
dimension
(when)
talking
about
the
experiences of African-Americans." Consequently,' weneed
to
begin "... educating andinforming each other about whathas really occurred - the prob-lems,; the accomplishments andthe contributions" of black people,past and present.The first Africans to arrive on
^American
soil in 1619 came not
?as
slaves, but as indentured ser-Wants. However,
in
less than 50years, two colonies (Virginia
in
1661
and
Maryland
in
1663)
had
if legalized
the
brutal institution
of
slavery. Although slavery hadexisted in ancient times, the At-
1
antic slave trade marks a newperiod
in
history
as the
 first
imethat slavery came to be Jinkedwith
the
color of
a
person's skin.Here, Sababu pointed out
that
theterm
"African-American"
denotes
k
*
See
Heritage p.6
v:
Intercession!
hows
at the
Hammeraiill Library
Friday, Feb.
23c
Saturday,fFeb.24Sunday,Feb, 25
|
Monday, Feb. 26 -Friday,March
Saturday,jMarch
2
i %-
Sunday,
March<3
Monday, March 4
i
8
a.m.-6
p.m.
CLOSED
|
CLOSED
9
a.m.-4
p.m.CLOSEDCLOSED I
•>
Resume regular schedule8
a.m.-Midnight
* * *
 
FEBRUARY
15,1996
THE MERCIAD
PAGE
3
Get A Grip
Tunes on Tails
Nicole Ponstingle
A&E
Editor
Well kiddies, it is time to say
J
farewell to
another
term.
It is
timewhen we start
fresh
and have no• absences on our heads to hang
over us and haunt us like a night• of heavy drinking. It is time to
• say
either
"I
did my best," or
a
I
slept through it all.**
Whichever
m
of the two you fall into, one thingis for sure;
it
is time to forget it all
m
thanks to a little something we
call "Spring
Break." *
f
You might be traveling
for
piea-
su
re,
going home to veg
out, work-ing, or God forbid: staying on• campus... but whatever you do,
have fun/ As I have been told,
once you get out of college, there•are no more Spring Breaks, no
more Summer Vacations and for•the first year, no vacation at all.
The real world can be a fascinat-• ing place, but it certainly is real.
There are no excuses for
being
late, no excused and unexcused
m.
absences.
IP
Since this is my last Spring
Break;
I
plan
to make it my best. I am excited to be heading to
#
Florida with a friend. I
am
going**
to
bask in the sun, since we never
,
#
see it here, even though I will probably come back with
a
nasty
m
sunburn. "Ouch!"
I want
to
spend •my
days
like
a bum
and my nights!
#
like a glutton. I . •I want to do all of this, so that- *my return
here
won't be
such a
let •
down
in terms
of
the weather. On
*
those horridly cold and snowy days that seem to outlive and sur-
?
passSpring,I will
have
these,*memories.Well, enough silly
talk.
Have
al
safe and fun break and
don't
for- •get
to
send some postcards if you are going away. If you are work- ing, I hope you make some good cash and if you are vegging, re- member to eat the new "Baked"
#
potato chips that all the
models a
eat and then get rid of after the-
m
commercial. If you fit
in
to
none
t
of the above, have fun on Mars!
J
Oh yeah, Happy Belated Valen- tines Day'
By Jason
Ulery
Merciad Columnist
Movie
Beat
'
I*
1
>
•- ;Ofu v
i-Ji--
.5<}fet
«T
By James Hain
k»
Merciad Movie Critic
.»
The 68th annual
^Academy
Award nominations have beenannounced, and it's going to be
a
very unusual competition,
one
that
pits spacemen against talking pigs,Scots against Italian postmen,
a
ndtalking toys against talking gang-sters. In
looking at the list
of nomi-nees,it's clear that the Academyis making a valiant effort to be
hip,
and in some cases; they suc-ceeded.
f|
f
-
A
In
the category
of
Best Picture
there were
a few big surprises.First of all, two 01ms that
few
expected
to
be nominated, "Babe"and "The
1
Postman" did indeedreceive nods. Two films
that
wereexpected to receive nominationsdidn't Despite acting
and
direct-ing nominations,
both
"LeavingLas Vegas" and "Dead Man Walk-ing" were
shut
out The
rest
of thenominees were less.surprising:
"Apollo
13"
"Bravelteart"
and
'Sense and Sensibility
/'three
lav-ish period epics
(yes, a
film set in
1970
does count
as
a period piece).I'll admit that I wasn't shockedthat
"Babe"
and
"The Postman"
were nominated, especially whenHollywood is tying itself
in
knotstrying
to
show that
it
really
can
befamily-fricndly.
;
< <&
"Babe"
tells
the
story ofa talking pig who aspires to be asheep dog. The film
became
aword-of-mouth smash
last
sum-mer, and ended up on many tenbest lists.
"Tfie
Postman*
9
is
anItalian
ilm
hat was ineligible fora Best Foreign Film Oscar due tothe
Academy's
notoriously
u
nitpicky bylaws. Can these littlefilms compete with big-budgetHollywood epics? They got thisfar, didn't they?|
I
There were two surprises in
the
Best Actor
category p
First, andmost surprising,
JohnTravoIta
gotsnubbed »for his suave perfor-mance
in
"Get Shorty**
(he won
a
y
Golden
Globe
for
the
role). Sec-ond was the nomination of thelate Massimo
Troisi
for
"ThePost-
man.**
Troisi was gravely ill dur-ing
ilming
 and nixed a heart trans-plant so he could finish the film.He died 12 hours after the pro-duction wrapped. It's rare thatyou find a performer who giveshis life for his art, and the Acad-emy probably felt that
a
nomina-
tion
was the least they could do.But Troisi faces stiff competitionfrom Nicolas Cage,
who
has wonevery critic's award this side ofNeptune for his startling perfor-mance as
an
alcoholic
in the
grimdrama
"Leaving Las Vegas.**
Cage's toughest competitioncomes from Troisi
and
Sean
Pcnn,
[^nominated
iox"DeadMan
Walk-[Jng.
n
Richard Dreyfuss
("Mr.
^Holland's Opus*
9
)
and Anthony| Hopkins
("Nbcon")
have both
wonbefore, so expect
the
Academy tofavor somebody new.Best Actress offered no sur-prises, aside from NicoleKidman's,, egregious 'absence.Susan
Sarandon gets
her billionthnomination
ior"DeadMan
Walk*ing,
99
though she has yet to win.Elisabeth Shue
('Leaving
LasVegas
99
)
and Sharon Stone
("Ca-fe
sino")
will compete to see who isthe champion of portraying pro-foundly messed up women, andPutting all of the ignorant mud-slinging aside, this column willfocus
on
that which is
a
necessityand escape for all normal, sanecollege students: music. Thisweek it's another
angst-driven
release, this time coming out ofSeattle
(the land
of crusty grunge)
in
the
form
of the Deftones.
It
is arelease on Madonna's Mavericklabel, continuing
a
hard-core trendthey started by signing the BadBrains.This band is still very much in
the
underground but they possessa sound that would probably bepleasing to many of youlhard-core fanatics out there. The bestway to describe it is as a crossbetween Rage Against the Ma-chine and Pantera. Lead singerChino Moreno is filled with justas much rage as Rage
frontman
Zack de la Rocha, but the musichas as much drive as a Panterapower chord. The music is alsopleasing dynamic,
as.,the
bandemploys a classic soft-to-loudformula, and it works quite well.The first track and album re-lease, "Bored" spits out Moreno'sapathetic outlook with offeringslike
"Reborn left
to sigh recure/maybe I'll be born/ and
simplify
the way I lie/ before
I
get bored."The
rest
of the album follows thispattern, although with many
expletives J
thrown
in*
for goodmeasure.
The
real clincher
on
thisalbum may be the song
"Engine
No.
9," which is just
a
hard-coremasterpiece.
f |gt &This band
may be
the
best multi-
culti
hard-core act
to
hit
the scenewell, probably ever. Moreno'slyrics reflect this fact, as he evenraps
throughisome
tracks like"Engine No. 9" and "7 Words."This would probably be a well-liked album by just about every-
*
body in almost any other area.However, in places where every-body seems to be shoved intosome kind of clique (ahem) itmost likely will not catch
on.
Ithink
thisialbum
also requiressome open-mindedness to listen
to
it
.$
$
i
*jg
All that aside, this is really
an^
exceptional album,
and I was quite $j
surprised
how
good
it
was
when
Igot to listen to the entire thing.
I $ihad
also acquired a Deftones sam-
pier
that just
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one!
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Emma Thompson'snomination for
"Sense and
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bility"
makes Academy history.It's the first time an actresshas!been nominated for both actingandjwriting. She also wrote thescreen adaptation of Jane Austen'snovel* I,
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The supporting categories are|notable in that not
a
single one
of
|
the
nominees
has ever
been nomi-nated before. Best Supporting!Actor was the most?surprising,with veteran character actor JamesCromwell
getting'a
nominationfor
"Babe."
Notice that it's a
sup
porting actor. I guess that makes 1the pig the lead. Ed Harris's
"Apollo
13"
nomination was
nol
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big
shock,
but
I was surprised that
Brad Pitt
("
12Monkeys")
and
TimRoth
("Rob
Roy")
were nomi-nated. Kevin Spacey is the favor-
ite
jibr^ the cult hit
"The UsualSuspects.
Among the ladies, JoanAllen
gets
a well deserved
nod
for
"Nixon"
while Kathleen Quinlangets an inexplicable one for cry-ing and
lookingb
heavenwardthroughout
"Apollo
k
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MiraSorvino
is
a
shoo-in
for her
role asa shrill hooker
in
Woody Allen's
"Mig/ayAp/irodite."
It's
the
clos-est thing to
a
lock in this unusualOscar race. Mare Winningham'snomination
for f
"Georgia"! wasunexpected, but
I
wasn't
surprised
by Kate Winslet's nod for
"Senseand Sensibility"
(and incidentally,go rent
1994's
fantastic
"Heav-enly Creatures"
if you like
Winslet in
"Sense").
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The directing nomina-tions
iinclude
two actors, TimRobbins
("Dead
Man
Walking?
9
)
and Mel Gibson
("Braveheart*
9
)
although Ron Howard
('Apollo
13")
is noticeably absent. Sorry,Opie. Rounding out the big
five
are
|Mike
Figgis
("Leaving
LasVegas"),
Chris Noonan
('Babe")
and Michael Radford
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