Page 3January 28, 2009
Evening Mass at Christ the KingChapel changed to 4:30 p.m. dueto the Super Bowl.
Play and Pray:
“The Intersection of TraditionalNotions of Justiceand International Prosecutions inthe Age of Terrorism”
Tuesday, Feb. 3Mercy Heritage Room6 p.m.
OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THEMERCYHURST COMMUNITY
Pre-Law Society Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Sullivan 1 at 5 p.m.
HurstTV, the MercyhurstCollege CommunicationDepartment’s student-run tele- vision station, airs programsput together by communica-tion department students com-pleting their practicum require-ments. Junior Maeve McGoff andpartner senior Jeff Stoll haveput together a show similarto MTV’s Cribs called HurstHomes.“I got the idea from the real-ity TV show MTV’s Cribs wherecelebrities show off their classy cars and huge homes, but putit on Mercyhurst College’s levelof dinky dorms and 38th Streetshacks,” McGoff said.She said this would give theopportunity for students toshow what it’s like to live off-campus versus on campus. According to McGoff, theshow allows not only Mercy-hurst students, but also thegeneral public, to see a typicalcollege kid’s lifestyle and living space.“We have all experiencedMercyhurst College’s living situations from the burning water of a Baldwin Hall showerif someone on the 2nd ﬂoor would ﬂush the toilet, heard theghost stories of Egan, experi-enced one of those ‘ragers’ inthe Suites as a freshman andgot in trouble for breaking curfew in McCauley,” McGoff said.“Then once sophomoreyear hits, depending on yourhousing point situation, youget a nice apartment or live inthe 600s…nonetheless, we allknow what’s really behind the12 layers of off-white painton the halls, what health andsafety checks really mean, leaky ceilings, aggravating two-hour waits for someone to get theirclothes out of the washer andthe arguments between whogets the bigger room. In sum-mary, everyone can relate to ashow like this.” The idea was generated by McGoff last year, but ﬁlming did not begin until last term.Filming and touring theliving spaces takes one to threehours, but the Hurst Homesteam spends upwards of 20hours editing the footage, which includes adding in “typi-cal and extremely cheesy rapsound clips” for the appropri-ate moments and scenes in thedifferent areas of the housesand apartments.“Originally, we wanted to doa dorm, an apartment and anoff-campus house; however, weﬁlmed Jeff’s girlfriend’s apart-ment and I just ﬁlmed myself and my housemates,” McGoff said.“So the next episode, we willfeature different groups whoaren’t our good friends. Well,depending on if people are willing to be on it.” Junior Megan Rasmussen wasone of the residents featured inher on-campus apartment.“Being fans of the show cribs, my roommates and I were glad to do it. All we hadto do was show our apartmentand talk about the pros andcons of living on campus andthe pros and cons of the actualapartment we live in,” Rasmus-sen said.Rasmussen said she andher roommates enjoyed being ﬁlmed for the show and show-ing off their apartment.“Hopefully what we saidabout the apartment and on-campus housing will be consid-ered in future renovations,” Ras-mussen’s roommate juniorCourtney Loper said.McGoff goes on to say that Hurst Homes allows fornumerous episodes becausethere are tons of differenttypes of homes and situationsto capture. Junior Stevie Crisci, wholives with McGoff, said, “Whilegiving the tour of our house,I didn’t feel pressured like youthink you would in front of a video camera; it was laid back and fun.”McGoff thinks that students will really be able to relate tothe show. She thinks the trialsand tribulations students face will be similar.McGoff also hopes thatthe issues in the current living spaces for upper classmen oncampus will come to light andsolutions will be more readily offered.“It’s not some talk show with the same background andtopics; it’s out of the studio andthe students get to become theirown host for the rest of us,”McGoff said.“Watching it, it just makesyou realize, you can’t com-plain. Everyone goes throughcooking Ramen noodles fournights a week, eating unhealthy amounts of ‘Hot n’ Readys,’ waiting in line for your room-mate to get out of the shower,but really, this lifestyle doesn’tchange on or off campus. How-ever, maybe it’s a bigger living area but that’s pretty much allthe same.”
By Ashley Pastor
HurstTV dives intocampus cribs
The English Departmentinducted 15 majors andminors into Sigma Tau Delta,the EnglishInternational Society:
Zoey Alderman-Tuttle, Marco AntonioBlanco, Kyle R. King, Alexandra Halin,Raymond L. Horton, Sr. Juliet K.Nakayiza and Alicia M. Rankin
Halle Kostansek, Kallen Dearnbarger,Lindy Smart, Rachel Adamitis, RachelRoney, Patrick Silvis, Amy Kuhnlein and John S. Torrelli