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Volume 22 Number 5

Volume 22 Number 5

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finally
somethinggoingon
thisweekendinthisdeadtown,butyour
mother
says
is
moreimportantthan
your
grandmother'sTupperware
party,
soontheway
Hicksville,
youdaydreamabout
the
fun
your
friends
are
probablyhaving
by
now,so
you
what
any
self-respectingteenager
caughtmomand
dad's
cat
woulddo.
You
sleep.
Thl.
S
istheworst...ohno!...they'restopping
at
the
historicalmarker
up
ahead!Whertwill
you
get
backto
civilization
andthe
Town
wherethere'sneveranythingtodo?
Rob
and
Judyhavebeen
going
outfortwo
years
andeveryFriday
night
the
same
questioncomesup-what
can
wedotonight?manymoreoptionsandchoicesthantheoldergenerationshave.Justbe-
causetheoptions
areavailable
though,
doesn'tmean
that
they
are
mentallyDoes
this
dilemmasound
famil-
oremotionallyreadyfortheresponsi-i~formost
Bryan-College
Stationbilitieslhatgoalongwithnewerformsteenagers,thesameoptionsariseev-erysingleweekend:bowling,skat-ing,movies,erc.,etc.,etc.Manypeoplewould
think
thatlivinginacollegetownwouldoffer-evenguar-antee-avarietyofoptions.but
is
thisreallytrue?Approximately20studentswereaskedthequestion,"Whatactivitiesdoyouparticipateinontheweek-ends?"Theresultsshowthatthemajorityofthesestudentsprefercol-lege-typeactivitiessuchasdanceclubs,
yell
practice,etc.,overhighsehooltypeactivuiessuchasbowlingorskating.SomestudentsfeelthatthesereosuitsshowLhat
B-eS
teenagersarcgrowinguptoofastbecausetheyliveinacollegetown,whileothersfeelthattheirweekendactivitiesdependlargelyupontheirfriends.Stillothersfeelthechangeinentertainmentisduetootherfactors.
"r
believethatbecauseoftech-nology,leday'skidsareexposedtoofentertainment,"teacherMarySelcersaid.TheinfluenceofTexasA&MUniversityontheweekendsoflocalteenagersistremendous.Becauseoftheuniversity,teenagershaveaccesstoclubsandcollegeactivitiesthatwouldnotbereadilyavailableinatownwithoutthecollegeinfluence.Perhapsasevidenceofthis,theTexasAlcholjcBeverageCommis-sion(TABC)handedout
S72
MTP'sintheBrazosValleyduringthelastcalendaryear.TABCagentMikeDonahoosaidthemajorityofthesewereissuedinBryan/CollegeSta-lion.Inothertownsandcities,thefocusofweekendactivitiesdiffersgreaUy.Forexample,inChicago,analternativeentertainmentisofferedintheformof"JuiceBars,"'whichcaterto1
5-21
yearaidsandservenon-atcohoficdrinks.TheseJuiceBarsareextremelypapularwiththehighschoolcrowd.FormerChicagoresident
and
currentBryanHighstudentKathyKrolsaysthereislessemphasisonalcoholinChicagoamongteenagersandthere-fore,teensdon'tgenerallyattendthebarsservingalcohol.
"l
was
suprisedthatclubshereallowedpeopleunder
21,
becauseinChicagolbeyreallychecklO's-nooneunder
2.1
isallowed,"
Krol
said.
Krol
addedthatmanyspecialeventssuchasfairs,musicfestivalsandplaysprovidecontinuous,
fun
entertainment
in
Chicago.Onasmallerscale,Bryan/Col-legeStationisunabletoprovide
many
oftheseacLivitiesthatwouldseem-inglysolvetheproblem.Afcwthingssuchasteenclubs
and
communitycentershavebeentried,buthaveneverquitecaughtoninpopularity.So,RobandJudy'sproblemisnotaseasilysolvedas
if
wouldseem.Whatthen,canbedonetokeepteensfromsittingaroundwithAuntMyrtleandUncleBobplayingParchecsionanygivenSaturdaynight,orattheotherextreme,
party-
ingwithBiffandBuffyattheTriDellaTritogaluauandbeinghauledhomecourtesyoftheBrazosCountySheriJl'sDepartment?Coulditbethatteenagerssimplywanttogrowupfasterandexperiencenewactivitiesgearedfortheir
001-
lege-agecounterpartsacrosstown?Perhapsthe
city
councilsofbothcommunitiesshould
be
challengedtolookforwaystokeeptheteenagershappy
I
yetsafe.Teenagers,inmanyways,arethereflectionofthecommunityanditsstandards.It'stimesomeonetooknotice.
--contribullngtothisstorywereSarahHall,ZoneMorse,AngieCoo-per.SabrinaCourt,MandyDover,RoblnPope.OraliaHerrerra,andAmySchmiedeke
 
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Liberalinterpretation
Taking
aliberal
viewoftheConstitutioncouldverywellbe
a
solutiontosomeoftheproblemsAmericafacesrightnow,orleastclearupa
few
disputes.Ifoneweretotake
a
literalinterpretationon
the
wholefreedomofspeechthing,thatwouldmeanthat
,
anyonecouldsaywhateverthey
darn
wellpleased,whenevertheyfelttheurge.So,inotherwords,onecouldrip
to
shredsanotherpersonandlorsubjectwithabsolutelynorespect.Totakeawaysomeoneelse'srightinordertopursueyourownrightsneedsafewlimitations.PeoplehavearguedthattheKuKluxKlan
has
everyrighttoexistandvoicetheirviews.Ialsohavethe
rightto
choosenottoheartheirbackwardsideas,but
if
anannualKKKbarbecueisheldinthetownsquare,Ithinkthatmaybe
my
rightsmightbetrampled.
OPINIONS
tes
ION
BYADRIANFLORES
ThomasJeffersonisknowasthefatherofourConstitution.PeoplesayifJeffersonwaslivingtodayhewouldrewritetheConstitution.
It
isalsosaidthatpeoplearetakingadvantageoftheConstitution.This,isnottrue.
All
peoplewant
to
doistochangetheConstitutionsoit
will
benefitthemmorethanit
will
anybodyelse.Takethe
2
LiveCrewincidentconcerningcertainlyricsinaraptheycomposed.Thegovern-mentcensoredtheiralbumforanyoneundertheageofeighteen,TheConstitution
states
thereisnottobeanycensorship.TheConstitutionstatesthereisfreedomofspeech,butthegovernmentdenied2LiveCrewoftheirfreedom.SodoesthismeanthattheConstitutiononlyapplies
to
certainpeopleorjustcertainthings?Itisn'talwaysjustaquestionofhowtoap-
Are
thereanylimitstohowfarourconstitu-proachtheConstitution,butalsoamatterofinstill-tionalrightscanproceed?
If
so,why
didn't
problemswehavenow.Somepeople
think
that
takingaliberalviewItisstated
that
everyonehastherighttolife,oftheConstitution
will
solvesomeoftoday'slibertyandthepursuitofhappiness.Ifsomeone'sproblems.Really,ifyoustopandtakealook,itispursuitofhappinessdependsontheinvasionofthesourceoftheproblem.Bynottakingthesomeoneelse's,there
has
to
be
arestriction.Natu-
rally,
thesi.tuationsaregoing
to
requireseparatedecisionsbecausenoteveryincidentisthesame.Peopleareoftenafraidtoevenlistentosomeone
try
to
explain
what
it
istheythinkneedsreformbecausetheyautomaticallybrandquestioningtheConsrimition"Un-American"
and
therefore,com-munistwhich~behorrible.Ifanythingiscon-sideredabreakfromthenormit'sautomatically"communist"whichisn'talwaysthecase.We've
alwaysbeen
taught
that
ourgovernmentisthebestandallothersarewrong.That'snotnecessarilytrueyouwouldbeheldin'contemptofcourt..
Is
thisnot
and
neitheristheconceptofCommunismnearlyasanexampleofhowonethiogleadstoanother?horribleanddeathinducingaswe'vebeenpro-gra.rpmeJi~.~~eve.,Qpe,,-~ndedn~sscansO\Jle~,
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still
mightnotbetheanswer.Onecan'talwaysfollowsomethirlg
to
theextremecorrectnessbecausesomewherealongJthelineitjustisn'tgoingtofloat.Nolawisperfectlylaiddownandis100%correct.Ifso,thenwewouldn'thavetheJeffersonsayanythingaboutwhotheConstitu-tionreferredto?Actually,he
did
ItsaystheConstitutionappliestoeveryone.Italso
statesthat
wehavetherightto
bear
arms,
In
somestatesitisillegalto
carry
agunintothestate.properactionswithone
thing,
willmostlikelyleadyoutodothismoreoften.
It
isliketheoldsaying:"Give'emaninchandthey'lltakeamile."
The
FirstAmer1dmcntsays
we
allhave
the
freedomofspeech.Thismeanswehavehavetherighttosaywhatever
we
want
ortherightnot
to
sayanythingat
all.
However,if'youwere
to
gotocourtandwant
to
useyourrightandDotsayanythinginyourdefense,whichisperfectlylegal,
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killed.
clocto.:
'Who
performedabortions,bn't
it
a
nUle
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sueseemstohavetaken
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luI'lL
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women
tobeIbldocontroltbeirbediesitbubecomeafight
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aplaygroundforabunch'
or
litClekids..Apparentlynooneseemstocareabouttheissuestbatorigin"lysparkedtbewholecontroversy,butinsteadareusiog
it
asadecisionmakeronwhichRlf-righteousgroup
will
prevailovertheolber.Nolo.ngerarethe
feelings
ofthemotheroflbechildputintocmuideratioD.Atf;rst.bothtbePro-lirersandtbe
Pro-choicen
seemed
to,.otto
provide
opron.andcomfort(orthoseintrouble.However,now
it
seem
thlt
tbetwogroupsareusingthesepeople
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pawnsinanemotiooalglIDe
of
chess.Bothsides
5Ctin
mOR:
concemedabout"WinningtheGame"thanabouttbecredibmtyoftheprosand
aiDS
presentedbY'eitherorganization.Themoralsthatwerefirstquemon.edaboutabortionseemtohavetakena
backbumer
tothemoral.thatarebeingused
to
abolage
the
otberide.II'stimetoeither
drop
thegameorstartpiaying
all
fairas
you
wantthelawstobe.
.....orsemanEditorialBoard
!
I',
Courts
need
tOI
start
cODl1icting
criminal,notinnocentteenagers
BYFRANDEGABRIEL
acaselikethisto
trial.
Acaselikethisisjustsohardtobelieve,butaccordingtoajudgethisisdonequiteoften.So,noone
really
knowsbow
manytax
dollars
are
wasted
onothersimilarcaseslikethis.Thereareprobablyotherways
to
handlethissortofcase
than
totake
it
tocourtWhycan'tthe"criminal"justpaythe$75
fine
and
returningthe
overdueitem?
That
wouldseemmucheasier
than
draggingitinfrontofajudge.Somethingreallyneeds
to
be
doneaboutthingslike
this
that
wastetax
dollars.Thatmoneycould
be
usedformoreconstructivethingsinthecommunity
than
prosecutingsomeonewithoverduelibraryma-terial.
Is
theresomethingwrongwithajudiciarysystemwhencriminalsare
free
toroamthestreetsbecausethecourtsarealltiedupwith
te-
dious
littlecases?There
must
besomethingalittlebitwrongbe-causethis
happens
today.While
the
courtsshouldbeconvictingsomehardenedcrimi-
nal,
theychoosetoprosecutesomeinnocenthighschoolstudentfor...overdue
library
material.Dayouknowwho
that
couldbe?Whilethecourtsspendthepeople's
tax
dollarsonatediouscaselikethis,somehooliganisoutthere,freetocommitmorecrimes.Eventhoughthisisawasteof
tax
mOney,thecourtsaretaking
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I'd,
f
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Thi~gspleasingtothenoseBringbackthedaysofmoralsandvalues
BYLORElTAARISPE
theexactexpression
I
woulduse...
,All
ofushaveknown
at
least
BYSHARYLECRAIN
don'thavetolivelikehoodlums
allmarried,
one
personwho
has
thissmellthatthetime.,Andwitheverykindofdiseasejusttantalizesyou.
This
is
nottoRememberbackinthe
good
01'
Takecrime.forjnstance.Back
youcanthinkofrunningaround,say
that
thesmell
that
luke
has
days
whendrugs
wereonlytaken.inthegood
01'
days
peoplecouldevenifyou're
married,
yay
still
tantalizes
me
or
anything,
I
implyforillness,marriagewasforever.leavetheirhousewithout·locking
can't
besafe.
happen
toliketheway
Luke
smells.
andsexwastaboo?thedoor.Nowapersoncan'tevenSometimes
I
justhavetostop
I
Othersmells
I
findratherat-Yes,thosewerethedays-
8
0
acrossthestreetwithoutlock-andaskmyselfGoshwhereistnictive
arethesmell
of
roses,
grasswhen
Leave
it
toBeaver,ThePar-
ingup.
It
takesaperson
twenty
everyone'smorals?(Probably
in
afreshlymoistenedbyrain,
Obes-
d
,.>:;<
1
dUD
sionformen,RealitiesbyLiz
tri
gerami)"
an
nappyays
minutes
toJockup.Theyhavetogutter).Claibomeand
many
more,butthosewerehip,andalmosteveryonelockthebackdoor,sidedoor(ifDon'tgel
l
mewrong,I'mnotarealltheone'sIwishtoname!wantedtobeapartofthe
"All
youhaveone),garage,makesure
trying.
tosoundprudish,butreal!y,HaveyouevernoticedthatforAmericanFamily."allthewindowsaresecure,andwhenaresomeofthesepeople'everylikethcreisadislike;jus~likeWell,quitdreamingaboutthenwhentheyfinallygettothegoingtostop?foreverypointthereisacounterthose
days.
Theyarejustathingoffror\~door,theyhave
to
lockthreeWhenyou
think
aboutthesitu-point?Thesameholdstrueforthepast.Nowwearemovingontodifferenttypesofdeadbolts.alion,it'sreallyscary.
If
it
hassmells.biggerandbetterthings..Wouldn'tyouhatetolosethosegottenthisbadjustsincethe50's,Afewofthesmells
f
dislike
They
aredefinitelybigger.Butkeys?"ji11a~lne'how
'it's
goingto
be
in
are:
I
aretheyreallybetter?
Think
aboutAndthatisjustoneoftheanother30years?Cigarettesmoke.b
s:
ak
d
It
eroreyoumeanysnappyanmanyexamplesIcouldgiveyou.I'msorry,butthenagain,
I
Cookingliver
(yukI!!)
rashdecisions.WhileI'monthewarpath,letmaybeI'mnot.Itrulydon'twantDirtybabydiapersCookingMenudoPuttingasidetheconveniencemejustmentionanotherexamplemykidsgrowingupinthisdisrup-dofallourmodemequipment,areofhowoursociety
has
changedfortivekindofanenvironment....anmanymore.Sothenexttimeyouandyourall
the
changesreally,orthit?theworse.It'sgettingsobadinsomear-friendsgettogetherandfindyouI'llbethefirst
10
adnnttheMarriage.It'snotahardcon-casthatit'snotevensafe
to
gotohavenothingtodo,(thiswouldmodemconvenienceswehaveto-cept.Marriages
were
somethingthemailboxanymore.comeinhandyasagoodconversa-dayarewonderful,evenablessing.
that
wassacred.Youjustdidn'tgetOkay,somaybeI'mexagger-tienstartcr)start
talkingaboot
someButarethechanges
that
came
with
hitchedbecauseyouthoughtitatingjustabit.But
it
isreallyofthesmellsyou
find
interesting.themreallyworththetrouble?might
be
fun.
Nowwehave24horribleto
think
howthemoralsYoumightbesurpisedtofindoutIdon'tthink
that
theU.S.whatsmellssomeofyourfriendsshouldhibernatefromsociety,I'mlikeordislike.justtryingto
say
that
wereallyDay
aftor
daywegothroughthesameroutine:-getup,takea
sbower,
get~
come
to
scl1ool,
andofcourse,go
to
thoseever-so-lovelysix
clas~cs
witha'O-minutebreakforludch.What
a
fulfilledlifewestudbnts
leadl
Asan
addedbonus
to
my
day,
I
ddonemorethingtomyeversoexcitingroutine:sniffingmyfriendLuke'sclothes.Ok,
by
thistimeI'veprobablyfreakedoutabeuthalfofyouthatarereadingthiscolumn.butdon'tworry-Pmnotafreakoranything.Itisjustthardertainsmellsattractme
and
luKe's
"clothesseem
to
carry
One
of~
attrhttin.g
smclls.'Nuff'said!
What's.
the
smellyouask?Well.ifyouhaveeversmelledacombinationofDownyand
Gain,
thenyouknowthatevenalonethesearesomeofthebestsmellinglaundrydetergentsandsoftenersyoucanuse".butwhenyouputthosetwotogether.
Wow!
Haveyoueverheardoftheshampoo
Gee
YOI"
HairSmells
Terrific?
Welltakeoutthe
Hair
andputin
Clothes
andyou'vegothourmarriageservices.It'slikeaandvaluesofthepeopleinourfastfoodrestaurant-driveup,countryhavedramaticallydcclinedplaceyourorder,and
boom,
you'refromafew
years
back.
Oneofthesmallpleasuresinlife,ridinga"Yellowdog"
It'sthattimeofthedayagainwhen[putmylifeonthelineinthenameofschooltransportation.Yep,it's3:15p.m.andtime
to
makemywaydowntotheoldherdingstation...aJiasTHEBUSSTOP.Aftertherushtomydelapidatedlockertograbmyancienthistorybook.
J
jointhesouthwardmigra-areunfortunatetionto~e~\fsstop.Alongthew~y',enoughto.missoutIpasstheJuokygooberswhoget;
I
6~!l1ofthls.
fun,
an
I
pickedup
by
theirfolks."
I
I
~~pty
seat
IS
prac-I'm
\l.t
~'t:iusstopnow,stand-L
tic;alLy
nonexistent.ingaround
with'
theotherdweeb~
II
t
1
((getaseatnext
I
whohavetorelyonyellowdogs,toApeOirJ,whobecauseourparentsdon'tloveusdoesn'tknow
what
(enter
th~
clp~dpsychologist).deoderantisandre-Wetry'toappearintelligent..aUy,doesn'tdare-,
I
andsomeofushavebeenpractic-She'sanokayper-ingthissolong
that
weactuallyson,though-ifyou
look
likewe'vegotabitofsense.overlookthe
grunts
Butdon'tbefooled-mostofus
and
whiffsofbadwouldn't
be;
iJb.letofindourw'_y..~'~'...,.
t
l~
home
if
the
busdidn'tdropusoffinThebusdriver
ha$tD
getout
to
frontof
it.......~~
theengine,
but
~t's
only
a
The
weinersarrive,andonebymmorsetback.
We
reoff!
Well,
at
BYTARADAYTON
oneIwatchmyfellowyellow-doggersdisappear.JustwhenIbe-gintothinkthatI'mgoingtohaveto
walk
thetwomileshome,mytoilet-on-wheelspullsup...whooppeedoo.Ishoveandsqueezemywaythroughthesuffocatingherdsofcowswhohavethesameideainmind..gettingaseat.Tothosewhowhoosh-thechipisout,aJong!.lithWescreechtoa.stopandIwhateverhehadforlunch.,'~'standup,shakingoffthehair
that
Wekeepa'chuggin',eachstopApeGirlshedaJloverme.Isqueezebringingmeclosertohome.Va-mywaydownthenarrowaisleof
nilla
Ice,Jr.istryingtosingarapthebus,steppingoverthe
feet
andsong,and
in
betweeneachverse,hebags
that
hindermyentrancebacktellsusaboutthetime
that
hegotintothoSANEWORLD.shot.WithaBBgun,probably.Ah-smelltbatair!IamFREE,JiggleJiggle-heehee.Iamasurvivor
in
everythat'sthesoundsenseoftheword.OnthewayofFatAlbert'shome,Iassessmyinjuriesanddis-rollsas
WP
hitacqverthatIamnowminustwo
,..,.I"I,.l
bump.I
close
fingers,~tothebusdrivermyeyes,clickclosin~thedooroJ
my
band
asImy
neels
three
wasgettingoff.
I
tirfies
and
saf,
t
I
Bur
that's
'okay-thepbysical"There's
nbth-.
I
amage-is
nothingcompared
to
theinglikeschoolpennanentemotionalscarringIsuf-busesthere'sferfrom.IfIever
write
anaut.obi-nqthjngIi
k,e..
ograph:t
OJ?-
Ply~~(~
Idoubtitschoolbuses."becauseI'maboutas
interesting
asWhenIopenapieceof
toilet
paper),I'll
begin
it
eyes,Icanlikethis:seemystreet."I
was
aproduct
of
thegreatNothinghaslookedbettertome'.AmericanSystem.Ridinga
since
I
found
that
tJas
slation
wheb'~
,ellowckJg
helped
to
brihgmewhere
my
dad'scarbroke
down
in
theIamtoday....suffering
from
post-
desert.traumadisorder.1HANK.
YOu.
AMERICA!!"a
rate
of5miJesanhour,andifwehavenostops,Ishould
be
homesometimetonight.Isitthere,ignoringthejoltsandbumpsandthestenchofleaking
gas...
in
bothmeaningsoftheword,ifyoucatchmydrift.Owingthecourseofourjour-
J,"
ney,somebodychokesonapotatochip
and
putsonarealshowby
making
hisskinchangeallcolors
of
therninbow.Hefinallygags
and

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