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The Merciad, Sept. 23, 1993

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After six years, McQuillen
By Joseph Legler Senior Writer On June 30, 1994, after six years of administrative service to* Mercy hurst College, Dean Michael McQuillen will step down from his position and return to the classroom as a full-time history professor. "I believe^I've accomplished some good things in that period of time (six years), but I'm ready, primarily, to return to the classroom wh ich is where my first love really is," McQuillen said. He said administration is important, but he doesn't have the love for administration as he does for teaching. - McQuillen, who instructs about two classes per year now, said teaching fulltime allows him the opportunity to stay current in his field and meet students on a regular basis by working with them directly in the classroom. "Most of the students I meet now come to me with a problem of some sort," he said. "You are not able as Dean to estab1 ish the relationships with students that you can as a faculty member." To locate a new Academic Dean, the president asked McQuillen to recommend a search committee which he is in the process of finalizing. He hopes to announce the names in the next couple of weeks. ^ "There will probably be around 10 or so members of the search committee. I hope that at least one student will be named to the committee," he added. "Regardless of the membership of the committee, there will be opportunity for the college community to have input into the process." . Mercy hurst is advertising nationally for candidates, but that doesn't mean somebody from the college or the Erie area cannot apply for the job. "I don't know whether or not anyone within the college community is interested in becoming Dean, but candidates are certainly welcome to apply from

within the college," McQuillen said. McQuillen said applications will be reviewed and the final candidates will be brought in for interviews sometime in January or February. The final candidate will then be recommended to Dr. Garvey . for approval. "Hopefully we wil 1 have the person selected by late February or early March/' McQuillen added. The transition to a new Dean will be easier due to the "veteran" administration that will surround him/her, according to McQuillen. He added that these^ 'Veterans" will enable the new Dean to get to know the college as well as allow- c ing the college to get to know him/her. '1 will certainly do the best that I can to help smooth the transition," he added.


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Friday, September 24 FALL FUNFEST WEEKEND | 7 pan* Garvey Park. Human Bowling Ball. Saturday, September 25 1 p.m. Football hosts Dickinson College. 2 p.m. Volleyball hosts Seton Hill. 3|p.m. ^Women's Soccer ghosts Keene State. 4?to 9 pan. ZurntLawn/Garvey Park*Bungic Run, Gyro, Airborne Comedians. Sunday, September 26 BBQ Cookout^ Tuesday, September 28 SAC Tourney Night | ' Wednesday, September 29 4 p.m. Men's Soccer hosts Wheeling Jesuit. SAC Coffee House.

that ha^e been em ilentsjno longe^p^^^gidple. aBfc i r JWhen _ _ _ t_ _ _ _ _ _ i*k&rDiy the d f '* ' ^ P^^d^hey^ere|w|thouihoiwater| he^f closet doo^Hipboard shelves, ind phones. |pi£ girls I|ad to use some emptyJB|iggi Apartments tJphower|an4 waited | | | iently fMthe bki wat|r to be hookedggp and for the^phones to start wojrWng. On Wed&|sday|of the^fifstweek, the girls were talking Qlphe phones^ te|ling thei&are|K abi^Kthe| state |of the a fewnhousesMBy ' ^ | M # y all bfit HHnhouseJ six couid take a warm ert jjtijiine Hamper of Watde Town)ioj|se i , Bur sajd^ ft s|ike a small cont|tiufi[|ty n parf of the camptis.|Good locatlwl** Ifyijcnkins, Townhouse|Rix|satd the houses are "spacious, made for femalesv The kitcj^n is big, we have new fumiJure, and there's lots of closet space." Only, females without write-ups are granted the Wardelownhouses. One problem' tsUhe 'fthin walls^f said Tracey Baravelle of Townhouse five. She likes the |ocatroii~-4*It's close to everything*** Chrissy Jolly of Townhouse three said, "I used to live at thebottom of the hill. Hxis is closer/* | Townhouse seven student Desiree W McAndrews said, I feel it's far from) everybody, but I really like themfSlowly but surely We'll get to a good point.*!

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Vandalism vindicated,!Grotto greets n e w statue
The statue destroyed last year the other was of Bernadette. The of the Grotto. It was beautiful. included repointing of the morBy Anne L. McNelis will also be buried before the new The Grotto became "a quiet Grotto and statues were dedicated tar, chemical cleaning of all stone Asst. News/Copy Editor statue is dedicated. It will be burin the Grotto and repairs to the in|l932, according to aSlaque place for prayer and reflection," ied underneath the cement in front altar. The work, done by Tirpak located on the northern side of the Sr. Eustace said, "The first May of the Grotto, said Billingsley. Last Halloween, a vandal Days were held there." £ Build i ng Maintenance ofErie cost stonework. ' • » / smashed the statue of Our Lady A brief history of the Grotto and When the College held weekHowever, Sr. Eustace believes $3850. 1 of Lourdes in the Giotto. the original statue, written by Sr. Billingsley said, "The vandal- the Grotto was actually completed end retreats for women, the "final Eustace, will be buried in a vault That vandal nasi: never been ism of the statue brought to our in 1931 because of a small secion ceremony on Sunday, a candle- along with the^ remains of the caught and his action led to irattention the need to improve the created by Fr. Sullivan in front of light procession," led into the statue. The burial site will be reparable damage to the statue. masonry work," in the Grotto. the altar where he placed colored Grotto. Eventually, most of these marked by a plaque describing Since then, Mercyhurst College Repairing the original statue was stones that form the shape of *31.' events were moved to other areas both the original and the new and the Sisters of Mercy? have Sr. Eustace described the Grotto on campus. been working to replace the statue. considered* but there was "no .. f The statue of Bernadette was statue. These plans have finally been guarantee of how it would look," as "lovely in all scasons...but esThe new statue is expected to be pecial ly in the summer vandalized in the 1960s. It was realized. A? new statue of the said Billingsley. months...Father Sullivan trained damaged beyond repair and sub- dedicated sometime in early OcThe Grotto has been an imporBlessed Virgin recently arrived tober, although a definite date has from Italy and the Grotto itself tant part of Mercy hurst College wisteria over the Grotto so the sequently buried. This burial lo- not yet been set., . ~ . has been repaired and refurbished. for over 60 years. Sister M. flowers would fall over the front cation is unknown; ' ton The new statue was purchased Eustace Sr. Eustace, former through Friedrich's Inc. of Bfie. Mother Superior and president of It is a more contemporary version Mercyhurst College, explained of Our Lady of Lourdes than the the Grotto' s history. . , • .4$ • r*The. Grotto was designed and original statue^ * '••&! ^ ^Thfe nth* statue^s expected to fit buik >in the "early years" of the into the niche in the back of the College by then-chaplain Father Grotto. The previous statue was William SullivanJFr. Sullivan too large for the niche and Was wanted to create a "replica of the. instead placed on the altar. The Grotto at Lourdes".*to preserve new statue will be secured in the "the story of Mary's appearances niche, provided it does fit, ac- to a young peasant girl, Bernadette cording to Mary Daly, vice-presi- Soubirous, now known as Saint dent of external affairs. ^ Bernadette," said Sr. Eustace. She said Fr. Sullivan was reThe purchase of the statue was funded partly by donations from sponsible for all of the original students collected last year by landscaping on campus, which RAs. Dr. Gary Brown, director of was then a farm. When he wanted residence life, said this collection to build the Grotto, he looked for help among the men who came to raised $500. J* ^ & "I challenged the College Sen- the daily lunch the Sisters proate to beat the RAs," said Brown. vided. He was able to find masons The Senate raised an additional and others who could assist him in this way and the!men were $150. §| I "very willing to help" as a way to Other donations provided the repay the Sisters for free meals rest of the funding for the statue, which cost approximately $4000, they gave during the Depression, Grotto will again house holy statue. said Sr. Eustace. said Thomas Billingsley, viceWhile the Grotto was being president of budget and finance. built, work on the chapel was also Sister Maura Smith, Mother Superior of the Sisters of Mercy, beginning. The'funding for the chapel was provided by the O'Neil handled the purchase of the new family. The O' Neils also donated statue. Billingsley /handled the two statues for the Giotto in their maintenance and repairs to-the daughter Mary's name. Grotto. I "Before making decisions,don't One of the donated statues was One thing the Dean won't miss ments (archeology, risk manageBillingsley said the College paid for repairs to the Grotto, which the original statue of Mary and is saying "no" to good ideas and ment insurance, RIAP, eta) and act on one side of the source. suggestions for improvement that the improving computer capabil- Always make sure other individuals are heard from. Be a good are worthwhile in helping pro- ity on campus. McQuil! 11, who turns 50 on listener and treat all problems as grams run as smoothly as posJune 24, had some advice for his important and significant" sible.! number of available phone lines. By Anne L. McNelis "Having limited resources successor. AssL News/£opy Editor Many people have been unable to forces you to make tough deciaccess off campus, numbers and sions about where your resources ; MSG Executive Board mem- others have not been able to call are going to go," He stated. "Even i bers outlined some of the repre- pn campus because all phone cir- if you're at Harvard or Yale, you never have all that you would like sentatives' changing responsibili- cuits have been busy. ties at Monday's meeting. jJGagric expected to speak to the to have in order to do what you .Each representative will soon phone company representative would like to do." be required to staff the MSG of- within the week and give a more Dealing with problems "on a fice for a certain period of time thoroughreportat the next MSG constant basis" has been very wearing and time consuming for each week. meeting. ' Additionally, if representatives Representatives also discussed McQuillen and this has cut into are unable to attend a meeting, the issue of the new parking ga- his extracurricular activities, such they must find someone to go in rage and parking in general. as racquetball. He hopes to play their place. The substitute must Gagric has been talking to some more actively in the future. be a member of the class the per- security workers and planned to Jokingly, the^Dcan said his son represents and cannot be a get more information about how proudest accomplishment in his member of MSG already. many spaces are available on cam- tenure has been "surviving." h Problems with phone lines were pus and how many stickers are Trying to pinpoint one greatest also discussed. Senior Wally being sold tofillthose spaces.' thing he accomplished was futile. Gagric has been trying to get in The possibility of students us- He quickly gave credit to his feltouch with*the telephone com- ing the lower level of the garage low administrators and faculty for pany representative. on weekends was discussed. all of the progress in the last five Gagric said he has spoken to Gagric planned to look into these years. Mercyhurst royalty: Homecoming queen Christine Haslett many people on campus and there parking issues and report next He sa id some of the things he is and king Michael Arrigo. most proud of are the new departis "definitely a problem" with the week.
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Book Review
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On Becoming a Woman

E v e r y t h i n g w o u w a n t e d fo k n o w a b o u t b e c o m i n g asocial
On Becoming a Woman, Mary McGee Williams, Dell Publishing; New York^95ST 5g "A frank, modern discussion of everything a t£en-age girl wants and needs to know," (Williams) Okay, girls (and guys—if you're interested), here is your opportunity to make that transition into adulthood a little more graceful and smooth. On Becoming a Woman has all the advice and guidance you need to perfect your social life, relationships, and body. Read^n and-foHow these tips. Before you know it, we will have an entire campus full of social ly adept people. (This is supposed to be humorous, so please, no hate letters). On your body: "If the rounding of your hips is a little too noticeable, try on a light, controlling girdle." "Exercise to keep those legs shapely." "Ornate, piled-up coiffures are
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fun for costume balls, but what girl wants to look like she's going to a costume ball every minute?" "Crooked teeth can cause juvenile delinquency, and certain delinquents can be rehabilitated by having their teeth straightened." "Claws are fine for birds, but not so good for girls. •' ? "No girl can be really dainty if she hasn't got smooth arms and clean armpits." « "If you go down to Ye Olde Soda Shoppe and eat hamburgers, which don't mean a thing without those sides of fried potatoes; the first thing you know your friends are singing 'Roll Out the Barrel' as you tumble from bed in the mornings." "A girl with shining, sweetsmelling hair is a pleasure for any boy to sit in back of in a classroom." "Clean toenails are a part of a fastidious girl's make-up." . "Harmonize your lipstick with the dress you wear." On your clothes: | i "Don't wear flashy clothes be-


' ^Boys like girls, basically. They're* sitting around just waiting to be interested." • "Onions and garlic are great, but they are social hazards." * "Boys love sports. So-*learn about them." "*£'-•' <f No boy Hkes a girl who's aggressive, who calls him up, who makes all the overtures." "ft^j "Girls are more anxious than boys to go steady because girls are the ones on the Worrying end cause you saw your date wink at a when it comes to dating. Girls girl in j red satin. Stick to your have to be chosen; they can't ask type. If you • are a cotton land thetjoys." gingham girl you will look jri"Once a girl starts going around dicu 1 o us in red satin." with older fellows, there's the "If you're plump, you wilt want necking problem, the drinking vertical lines and big collars." problem, and the hot rod prob"Don't get a girdle too small or lem. You're just not equipped to you will only bulge worse." handle them, even if you're smart "Don't wear something that is as a whip." slit up the thigh—that's for night"Early in her teens, a girl is cl ub singers." likely to develop a crush on an On your social life; older woman." "Remember that boys don't How to enrich your social life: develop as quickly as girls—boys "Open up the dictionary and your age don't have all the social learn a new word." u graces they'll acquire later." Change your hair-do."

'Taint your toenails. Try a really broad smile." "Read a book that isn't easy for you, but will make you think a little." < . .. W A boy Hkes a girl who: ff-, walks with a spring, not a swagger." • . i has a bell in her, voice." |j|l smells like spring all year long." sits; like a lady, even in jeans." "appreciates football without looking as if she could play it."? TF would rather bite her tongue than her nails." acts herself, instead of aping movie stars.-' —"has read a book. gets the boys early tp go fishing. —"appreciates a boy's jokes (even the bad ones). —"doesn't care for smokes or
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Where can Mercyhurst commu- duced by Shawn Clerkin, drama Series by The Alliance for the nity see movies for free and have department of Gannon Univer' Mentally III of Erie County. Inan enriching conversation after- sity, who will also lead the discus- troducedbyDr. Michael Tronetti, wards? At Films for Discussion, sion. A reception will follow the psychiatrist, who will also lead of course. Held at 7 p.m. on the discussion in the D 'Angelo foyer. the discussion. Oct. 12—The Fun eral specified dates, Mercyhurst and A penetrating, sympathetic, sathe public can observe and think about quality films that aren't al- tiric look at how a contemporary ways shown at the local theater. Japanese|family carries out a The films are shown in Zuni three-day Buddhist funeral for &' • auditorium and a re, free to the their randy father. M ercyhurst community. The cost The director makes the most of a for thepublictethree dollars^~or the contra sis between ancient cusseven evenings offilmsfor $10. ? toms and contemporary Japanese i The entire '93- '94 season is avail- (westernized) life. f !" KC0 C >UQl i<»* able for $25 (includes 22 rjlrBs).! - Sponsored by the Foreign Lan- i T The films scheduled are as fol- guage Department (Japanese) of | Lh ; Mercyhurst. Introduced by Keiko g lows: '*& -tyf Miller of that\ department wlio • Sept.28—ApardjUo m Part two of the Apu trilogy. The will a Iso • lead the discussion, Oct. 19-Korczak ». family of Apu goes to.Benares I where the Brahmin father per- Andrzej Wajda 's last film. SpotI forms ceremonies for devout HiiK lights a great Polish hero (relatively*unknown in the United, I ;dns. Apu develops into anuinterj esting and handsome young man. States) Janus Korczak. His heroic stature is based on | Significant insights into life in Benares and into Bengali life gen- his work with children during the g erally. ';';* I *' German occupation oft Poland • Sponsored in the Friends of Film during the holocaust type horrors • r series{by the South Asian Cul- of the Warsaw ghetto. Good on dine-in only. * I tural society. Introduced by Pro- Sponsored by Campus Ministry i Buffet is available at the following locations: fessor Saad Andaleeb who will in observance of National Hunger Week for wldch the film is a I also lead the discussion. A recepXHi metaphor. Introduced by Larry I tion will follow the discussion in KozlowskifAssistant Director of I the D'Angelo foyer. StudentL ifer Mercyhurst College | Oct. 5—The Stolen Children who will also lead the discussion, g I Winner of the Jury Prize in the tOilfl 1 Oct. i6—Titicut Follies f g 1992 Cannes Film Festival. The Grapht8»now famous, portrayal m 'story revolves around the friendofthe conditions at the state prisoA » iship that develops with a young j officer who is in charge of taking for the criminally insane at i Bridgewater, Mass. A stark and (rare of two children. Beverages not included i j • Sponsored in the Friends ofFilm searing indictment ol inhumanity! Tax not included. Coupon not required. | $eries by the Italian Cultural So- as practiced by guards, social I AEI60Q workers and psychiatrists^ fi fciety. Shown as a memorial in Sponsored\n thcFrtehds of Film memory ofA lex Clemente. Intro-

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Wagner: "Is there no such thing as fairness?
she was and RA. She's trying to tell me she knows what I would do if she warned me once - I hardly think so. I think it is about time I voice I don't want all RAs to think my opinion about RAs on this wonderful campus of Mercyhurst I'm giving them a total bad rap There is someone out there that (I'm not even sure they care). I absolutely refuses to let any sturespect the students who respect dent at this college have a good them. RAs that bust out of contime on the weekends. Is this betrol, 40 person parties - I don't like it, but its your job. cause this person is not having I understand that some people fun and wants to bring everyone at the college level are not reelse down to join in the misery? sponsible enough to participate in We have been here for only two the party scene - granted, we all weekends and I have encountered handle alcohol differently. I bea number of issues, especially on the weekends, that have brought lieve we need RAs to keep the great disturbance to me as well as parties under control, but honto a number of my peers. There estly, an eight person get together are one or two very distinct ocout of hand? Keep us under concurrences that stick out in my trol, do not imprison us. mind. It all boils down to who you *Is there no such thing as fairThis disciplinary system is to know and the mood of the RA. ness anymore? I sat at the kitchen "modify student behavior" and I've also been to parties this year table of a good friend of mine, inappropriate actions. Here we that have 30-40 people that never drinking-yes, party-no. As a mat- are, eight people who see nothing get a second look. Now, is it that ter offeet,besides the residents of of each other during the week and eight people made more noise than the apartment, there'were four would like to socialize a little on 30? I doubt it. It's because of who other people socializing. This is a Friday in a place that is actually was known. (Believe me, I'm not total of eight people in this par- isolated from the rest of campus complaining that there are people ticular apartment—a party by no activity - hint, hint. that get away with it.) But, honmeans. i We are told to take it up with estly, how fair does this seem to After only 30 minutes of sitting Larry. Of course a written warn- students who don't havegthese at the table playing a card game ing is not all that bad, but it still connections to even get into these there comes a knock at the door. has an effect on housing .point parties? Granted, the music was playing totals. This type of warning "acts This campus will never be a dry and a window opened half way as a notice of unacceptable be- or a silent campus especially when but nothing out of control. % havior." Again, eight people lis- Friday hits and we all want to Who could be a t the door, but an tening to music is far from unac- shed a bit of thefrustrationsfrom RA - surprise, surprise. No name ceptable behavior. These marks classes during the week. will be released due to the way against this particular apartment To the RA out there who obv isome things are handled on this are crucial considering they're ously*has little respect for stucampus. I could get written up for about as far down as they could dents and having fun—until you playing my Walkman too loud. possibly get -f respect the students here at Moving on, we immediately go We asked for a verbal warning Mercyhurst and show just a little to the door to apologize and turn and we would be quiet No go. In fairness to us by giving us the the stereo down. Too late. this RA's eyes every RA handles benefit of the'doubt—you jj will We received no notice of dis- things their own Way and if she have very little, if any, respect turbancefromany neighbors, con- warned us once she'd have to from us students. Take a lesson sidering it was a Friday night and warn us again and again and again. from a few of the other RAs who the majority of everyone else was May I please ask how this par- are much more respected* and probably doing the same thing. (I ticular RA knows exactly'*what much more liked. * * •*' forgot to mention, this is approxi- these eight people will do if she mately 10:15-10:30 p.m.-hardly simply gives a Warning? An Ra Sincerely, an average bedtime for college who I, persona 1 y, have never eVen Suzanne Wagner 1 students.) seen on campus, let alone knew Junior, Family Ecology Major Dear Editor, No distu rbing newsfromneighbors and no previous warning from, any RA. Well,;; here she comes with this bull that the music is too loud and she is writing the residents up. First it was a write-up, then she did change it to a written warning. What happened to being fair and at least offering one verbal warning? Granted, the RAs do not have to give a verbal warning, but it does read in the handbook that "a large part of the college experience is to socialize and to have fun..." it also states that "..limits must be set for your own enjoyment and the enjoyment, rights, and privileges of f others." What happened to our privilege to socialize as the handbook reads?

Last night I tried to call off campus and, here's a big surprise, all circuits were busy. If this hasn't happened to you, welcome 'to the minority of Mercyhurst Sister Mary Mark Doubet said such situations are the norm around this time every year. She attributes it to severe homesicknessfromfreshmen. I attribute it to an inadequate phone system. According to Doubet, director of research and information systems, There are 47 outgoing lines and 23 incoming lines. There are over 1000 students living on campus. Additional phones are in use at 5 new townhouses and 24 new apartments in Duval. Morefreshmen,more students living on campus, more housing, but the number of phone lines remain the same? Apparently a study by GTE will be done in a few weeks to see if the system is overloaded. I guess there should be a study when anyone on campus can tell a story about how overloaded the system is. Mark Monocello, a representative of GTE, said the study will be held off because it's just too busy right now and a scientific reading would be inaccurate until use tapers off. Yes. Let's wait to see how many more people are unable to call 9-1-1. Let's wait until an administrator is beeped because of a gas leak or rape and he or she can't call onto campus. Let's see how many more emergencies cannot be communicated before they decide to fix it % On the other side (that would be the administrative angle, one I am very fond of), the problem has not been this mammoth in past years and it does cost money to add more lines. ,ji I* Regardless of some study in the future, if you build more housing and equip them with phones, make plans to accommodate the addition. More lines should not be the result of a study after students have arrived and vented their frustrations. • New phone lines should have been part of the plan at the start. Yes, I know that is not the way it works around here and complaining does little after the fact So what can we do now? What do we tell our parents when they dial our number for three hours before getting through? ») ,} Doubet said the busiest hours are between 8 and 10 p.m. j , Many students have told me their parents could not reach them anytime after 5 p.m.f l . |r. Maybe they should tell parents (remember, the ones who pay the salaries of administrators), to stay up until 1 a.m. so they can speak with their children. Yeah, that makes sense. *. J } I hope the powers that be view the phone system is more than an inconvenience. The situation is vital in .my mind and concern is rampant on this campus. Most of the Mercyhurst community has been affected in one way or another and a solution cannot wait v It was reported at the MSG meeting that Gary Brown was unable to call campus when he was beeped. "We've solved Gary Brown's problem," Doubet said. Great Now it is time to solve the residents' problem.

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By Grace Bruno - ^ Merciad Features Editor. Hola Amigos! '**'' Do you like Mexican food? Are you sick of having pizzas delivered? Well, I would like to take this time to introduce you to a fabulous new Mexican restaurant : Salsa's Gourmet Mexican. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to attend the grand opening and have been bragging aboutmy discovery ever since. Salsa's, located at 5046 Peach Street, offers six different types of salsas ranging in flavors from cucumber to orange papaya. The food isflavorfulbut much lighter than many typical Mexican restaurants. And the best thing about it isfreedelivery with a minimum $10 order. Plus, they ? have low prices. |f\A group of myfriendsand I hail Salsa's deliver on Tuesday night. Heather Ryan, sophomore, said, "The blue corn chips are unique and the pineapple salsa was delicioso." "It is nice to have a delivery service," said Michelle Ryan, senior," that delivers Mexican rather than typical pizzatjand wings...I like the prices and the variety on the menu. We had a ^genuine fiesta." -| % If you'd like to try it out please stop by or call at 866-7560. «f

Stories about how he loves to food shop at a particular store are After reading thefirstedition of more suitable for Consumer ReThe Merciad, I was very disap- ports than they are for a college pointed with the opinion 'article paper. It was very interesting to "Shoe Gazing."U., see two highly educated and wel 1To be mild, I found it utterly thought-out articles (not to menlacking in interest and honestly tion interesting) surrounding this hard to believe that I actually read boy's joy for shopping. ; it Maybe it was due to the fact I believe David McQuillcn that I was waiting for a point to be needs tofindsome sense ofimagimade while believing that it was a nation before his next article. stupid story leading to that point. But I was disappointed to find Sincerely, this little stupid story \was the Chris Hoshaw whole article. Senior, Mathematics Major

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By Nick Krayger Merciad Staff Columnist Three weeks ago I would have done anything to be back here in these hallowed halls of Mercyhurst College and away from the dreaded cash register where I have spent the past three summers of my life, and I now find myself sitting here wishing I was back there. | Scanning with my friends. Hiding in thebakery from my manager. Separating perishables from returnables. Returning Preparation-H to the toothpaste shelf in the hope thatsome unsuspecting customer might pick itup and accidental! y throw it in his or her cart But something has happened in the past three weeks that will change the course of my employment forever. I will never return to that famous Hypermarket off of PA 1-95' again, and the words responsible for this unexpected tragedy are very simple, and all too familiar. v "Out of Business/' I never thought it could happen. Just two days before I was leaving to come back to school, myfrontend manager was asking me when I was coming back for Thanksgiving so she could put my name back on the schedule. Then, on Labor Day, the Frenchmen had a meeting, (Carrefour, the store, is a French company, so the French people call all the shots) and decided that the store was not making enough money. So on Nov. 1, the store that I (and 1500 other people) called home, will be closing down forever. Talk about devastation! < The first thought that went through my mind was of my middleaged friend, Kitty. Kitty recently left her husband, had some money in savings, but was relying on herjob to help supplement the loss of her husband's income. Then I thought of my supervisor, Louise, who quit her other job in the Penn State Cafeteria when she received a promotion. And the list goes on. Where are these people going to work? Who is going to help support their families when their unemployment runs out? What is going to happen to all of my friends? Tn a way, I 'm glad I 'm back at Mercyhurst Over this past summer, I spent many nights pondering the question: "Should I go back?" g Yes, I know I'm a Gnancial burden on my parents. Yes, I am skilled enough to get a job in a bank or another grocery store. i But what do you do when the store closes down? My cliche words of wisdom today are vital, my friends: You don't know what you've got until it's gone. So don't ever think "it won't happen to me." Because I, along with 1500 others soon to be unemployed, am living proof that it does happen to you. " V I a S • * •.#*••

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There was an article in The New York Times lastweek about m. the environment Like all good environmental articles it told me W how bad the earth was doing and how I was going to die. This particular one explained Marion Moncilovich, Junior, Psychology: the possible effects of global 7t*s not a good idea because more and more students have cars up .4 warming; rising sea levels, turbu- here and need the parking spaces." lent-storms, draughts, ruined Liz Weber, Junior, Psychology: crops, general. misery and whining, heat waves, etc. "I believe the parking garage should be open on a first come first serve basis." * ;The carbon dioxide from our cars and factories is increasing Kristin Balon, Sophomore, Mathematics: the atmospheric temperature of "The teachers paid and they deserve the better parking places the world. This was terrible to because the teachers have seniority here." read. The earth is heating up. Wait a minute, there's somePat Laird, Junior, Undeclared: thing good here. "The lower level has the better spots and the students are here all the Don't get me wrong. I like to consider myself a moderate envi- time and should be allowed to have the better spaces; especially i ronmentalist. I 'm not emba rrassed when the snow comes." to recycle. I make sure I eat a lot P. Barry McAndrew, associate professor of English: of bulky foods. Or is that eat in "My initial reaction was that I thought it was quite acceptable, for bulk? .& ^ | ^ I just don't want to seethe earth 4 faculty to have first crack at it, but in hindsight, a first come first explode. But tell me what, dear serve basis might have been fairer." scientists, is wrong with A Chris Primavere, Junior, Criminal Justice: LITTLE WARMTH! 4 i' Last year someone wrote an ar- "I think it's terrible and wrong because they are only here half the ticle in the Merciad about the time whereas the students live on campus and have to suffer just as terrible weather in Erie. He much, and don't even get to park down there. It should have been a moaned to you about the shades first come first serve, not the teachers getting first choice." ofgray, the monotonous cold and dreary days by the bay. You cried Kris ten Churchill, Sophomore, Dance: and hugged and formed support -\ "With the weather and all it makes it hard on the students who have groups, He was right, you said. to shovel whereas the faculty are able to park in a dry, snow-free lot." The weather is terrible here. Half David Taylor, Junior, Business: the year is snow. , { | ^ But there is a solution. Global "It does not bother me because I don't have a car here, but the students should have the privilege of parking there." Warming!, i) •.«* • * • . iWhat we must do is everything J in our power to increase global Nicole Putt, Sophomore, Sportsmedicine: "I don't have a car but students should be allowed to park there warming. Drive to your neighbor's house because we're here all the time where as they go home and have their across the street Turn the heat on garages to park in." high and open all the windows. Think to yourself "Carbon dioxQuotes compiled by Nicole Geraci. ide is good. Carbon dioxide is my -J * 9 friend!* Go outside and breathe^ heavily. Burn your toast*Light_ matches. If we all pull together, we can Mercyhurst College's First Class newspaper as rated by the Associated Collegiate Press be happy for at least twenty or September 23,1993 fifty years. Then it will be too hot ] Vol. 67 No. 2 to bear and we'll die with smiles, ] Merciad Editors Editor in Chief KeJl • Courson Asst, Sports Editor on our faces a nd u tter ruin around pule Gardner Senior Writer Anne L. McNeils Asst. News 6\ Copy Editor[Joseph Legler us. Oh, it will have been worth it. Michelle Ryan Arts 4 Entertainment Editor Mia U-Ryckl Advertising Manager r Just think, only two months of prace Bruno -F • Faculty Advisor - Features Editor Larie Pin tea Sports Editor winter. Nobody going crazy from C raig Ry bczyns ki winter depression and strangling^ Merciad Staff their pets. Beth Haas Elizabeth Johnson Megan Circle fr Melissa Svitek I Jay Kennedy Lee Ann Kelly I Jim Doherty Happiness! Fun! Who carcs^j Erin Hauber , Jay Fitzpatrick Heather Ryan Kin Presler '' Jennifer Trinidad about the massive typhoon that J Janel McBride Don LeClair Katie Johnson _ David Kosobucki went through MeadvfJle? We were Rich Shel ton Nicole Geraci Daniel Warlike Beth Nichols Dan McQuillen David McQuillen Nick Krayger sun-bathing in October. Who Tonya Bee be cares about the drowned coastal The Merciad Is the student-produced newspaper of Mercyhurst College, Box 161, SOI E. 38th St.. Erie. Pa., 16546. Phone 824-2376 cities? They were ha ving too mucli hilt the n a m e The Merciad welcomes letters to the editor; •fun on their little boogie-boards. tin ronriUlftin We won't need those failed wheat The Merdad's editorial opinion is determined by the Editorial Board with the crops. We can have sun. Editor holding final responsibility. The opinions expressed In The Merciad are f\ We can have warmth. And we'll not necessarily those oflne Merciad, its staff or Mercyhurst College. drag the rest of the world down with us.
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The folk era recording artists Northeast Winds will perform sing-a-longs, sea shanties, and

rousing instrumentals. Many of these are featured on their four recordings: Songs from Ireland and the Sea, Northeast Winds in Concert, Ireland by Sail, and Easy and Free. / %* * ^ The group, who has been perform ing together for 15 years, has played everywhere from small town community halls to big city civic centers. Jthey "have performed in the* Pop Series with major symphony orchestras and also in college and community concert series throughout the

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The Sisters of Mercy (of TilusvUle) boughUthe*75acres that the college sits on from a woman named Annie Lyon. The land was once home to a farm and cost the Sisters $51,000 of the $65,000 that they had saved. The deed was signed on September 30, 1922. These facts were tak$n fronj 'The history Of Mercyhurst College" by Sister M. Eustace Taylor, R.S.M. arid from Mercyhurst College—The First Decade by Gary L. Bukowski. •


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The Mercy hurst men's and women's cross country teams competed in their second competition ofthe fall last Saturday, the IUP Cross Country Invitational. Top Mercy hurst finisher Dan Chase brought home a trophy for his outstanding effort running the five-mile distance. Chase finished in thel 3th spot overall and led the Laker men to a team place of 1 Oth out of 12 participating "A" teams.
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The Mercyhurst women's soccer team quickly disposed of Gannon and Slippery Rock this past week* p?: / By Craig Rybczynski Sixteen goals were scored in Merciad Sports Editor, the Rock destruction, a school Baseball and tradition are in-^ record. Erin Stewart shot for anDan Chase other record with five goals. - tcrwoven like the fabric Of the' American flag. In baseball they, , honor individuals who have in some way positively affected the community or the game itself. _5r 11 On Sunday, just such a fitting By Keith C ours on where they will get to play against send six, some four, two. and one, Merciad Asst. Sports Editor the top players in the eastern tribute was bestowed upon the said Quinton. He added that the late Philip D. Hirtzel by Mercyhurst College and the athletic United States," said Quinton. Clarion University became the number sent is determined by the ^ "ii The top two finishers in the -program. latest victim of the Mercyhurst school's past history in the tourThe baseball field at the North East campus was officially named tournament will receive the opwomen's tennis team last Satur- nament the Philip D. Hirtzel Memorial Field because of his contributions to portunity to go to nationals. "It's just a good experience day. The women picked up tbesjr the community of .Erie. A special plaque was presented in his second win of the season. -tari 2 £"!&'€ '! t n • 2, * ±*J$: ' ) •% P 'memory to commemorate the event. " jrv ft Tricia Webb, Jen Schultz, Hirtzel, who passed away two years agofwastfae president of the Carmel Dougherty, and Suzanne Electric Materials Company for more than 40 years." ' Kavney alkpdsted singles victoThrough his generosity he helped local children pursue an educafreshman Tony Greidanus and ries and the Lady Lakers also stole By David J. Kosobucki .'•**. sophomore Matt Sharrow carded tion at Mercyhurst College. two of three doubles matches as Merciad Sports Writer* it an 84 and 88 respectively to" give SDespite the honor, President William P. Garvey was quick to Mercyhurst cruised to a 6-3 tri\**s Mercyhurst a 7th place finish in point out how humble Hirtzel was in life. "He was a quiet man, who' umph. 9. did not want recognition, but we need to recognize people who do Head coach Gordie Quinton has The Mercyhurst golf team con- the 12 team event. •* Mercyhurst then traveled^Tfr things," Garvey said. been pleased^with the women's, tinued to show improvement tin's "We decided to dedicate the field in his memory to remind people progress. "This is a team4hat re- season during a week in which it DuBois, PA, to take part in the two-day Clarion University Tour- what someone can do to make a difference in their community. airy doesn't have a superstar," he played in three tournaments. said. ."However, everyone has The Lakers finished in 11th nament at the Treasure Lake Re- That's what it is all about, he was a winner as a person, so it is appropriate that the field be named after him." pitched'tfiSto play mtfffc like a place in the Slippery Rock Tour- sorJ^TheLakersstruggled in both After the presentation, Fr. Robert Lennon administered a blessing team. My assistant Chuck Keenan nament held at Armco Golf rounds and finished last upon the diamond and all those who play on it. He asked God to has really come forward with the Course in Slippery Rock, PA. Bohun led the Hurst with a total Top team score, went to, junior of l$9(81-?8). Boehfinishedwith watch over the ball players and allow them to compete free from women s program. * injury. * "$ f Mark Boeh, who shot a 77. Fol- a stroketotal of 182 (89-93U Perhaps the biggest tournament TJien current president of the Electric Materials Company, Robert lowing close behind Boeh were of the season comes October 1 as 'Despite the rocky season thus Galbraith threw out the first pitch to christen the field.' v four members of the women's Tom Craig (82), BryceiBohun •far,Goach Paul Demynovich still The facility itself rivals all others in the tri-state area. Those who (83), and Rich Straub(84). squad will participate in the Rolex feels that his golfers will improve attended the ceremony praised the site and the renewed dedication On Friday, Sept. 17, the Hurst in tournament play. "I've seen all Regionals. the school has made to advance its baseball program. "Basically, this tournament con- traveled to Olean, NY, to com- of our guys golf better than they Pitcher Jeff Hutchinson expressed his enthusiasm about the new sists of all schools in the eastern pete in the St. Bonaventure Tour- have in these tournaments," he field. "If/s great to have a new field; I'm excited about it It is great U.S. that have women's tennis nament held at the Bartlett Coun- said. "I hope we can turn it around to finally have some place of our own, no more sharing down at try Club. programs," noted Quinton. soon." Kanty Prep. It wasn't exactly the greatest field in theworld.-Now we The blue and green again Mercyhurst travels to Edinboro Julia Porter, Tricia Webb, Kim have one of the finest facilities around/' he said. Malinowski, and len Schultz will showed consistency as Boeh fired to compete in the Fighting Scots The field is a fitting tribute to such a great individual like Hirtzel, be representing Mercyhurst this an 80 to take team honors. Craig Tournament at Culbertson Hills who in life and now in death has impacted the lives of those in the season. "Some schools will get to andlStraub bothl'shot>82 while Thursday. area. The honor has immortalized him because everyone who passes by the stadium will come away with the name Hirtzel. One spectator, Richard Runtas, Laker baseball players Jason and 1214 E. 38th St. in Burton Plaza Rich's father, expressed his satisfaction with the day's events. "It i I 825-1111 ) (the ceremony) was very beautiful and it went so well... I was really w impressed, he said. gj f MQRE THAN f Runtas also had kind words about the condition of the playing ITALIAN RESTAURANTS 1 JUST A? | * field. He added,-*It is a credit to the people who did the work on the iPIZZAi SHOP! 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Replace the grapes A I S O FEATURING with corn sulks and you are right there with the Iowa farmer, j FINGER FOODS SUB SANDWICHES Well they (Earthworks) built it and many came to witness the SALADS I PASTA game and the dedication of the field in memory of Hirtzel. CHEESE STICKS WINGS Even though the Lakers lost the double-header, the fact remains cm;PONS (Expire in three weeks) that the man whom the Laker baseball team honored that brisk HOURS! Su nday a fternoon will forever embody everything that is Mercyhurst M-T-W-TIMM AM For Philip D. Hirtzel was an individual who impacted and affected FRI-SAT- 11-2<AM iSul^Only $5.49 + Tax. Meatball J1aro&Cheese,Combo,PizzaSub "people's lives and lived by the school's motto, "Carpe Diem." w SUN-11-12 AM lho 1A ,|yn Wings
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in the third quarter. "We had to go to the air," noted Kimball. Senior starter Frank Ruffalo, It would seem that all odds were who did some nifty running early against you. The opposing team on to setup a 24-yard field goal by had already played two games, freshman Mark Williams, was not to mention the fact that on pulled from quarterback and reboth occasions it won and didn't placed by sophomore Nick allow a single point Throw in the Schneider. Schneider proceeded fact that on this day, Mercyhurst to beat the drawn-in Knight secwas going to experience football ondary with two long strikes to through the eyes of a new head tight end Aaron O'Neill and split coach. Also, note that the oppos- end Ryan Williams. ing team just happens to be "I didn't really expect to get in, Gannon. being that Ruffalo is a senior and • However, Joe Kimball, along this was a big game and all," said with his dedicated staff ofcoaches an excited Schneider, who comand a blue and green army, pleted all three of his passes for thumped the Golden Knights of 91''yards. "I was surprised with Gannon 17-7 at Homecoming in my performance. A lot of credit front of 5700 fans at Erie Veter- goes to our line. I just wanted a chance to show what I could do ans Memorial Stadium last Saturand I guess that I got it" day. Kimball was pleased with the Kimball called the triumph his biggest as a coach because, "Right end result. "N ick was able to go in now I'm at a school that really and hit a couple of long ones cares about what I do and that's which is really what we needed because they were: committing the greatest thing in the world." Although there were many keys eight, almost nine people to the to the victory, perhaps condition- run, trying Jto stop Craig ing was the most important "In a Woodard," he said. When the Gannon defense fibig game like-that, to have 'an edge against a team that's already nally learned to respect the Laker got two games under its belt is passing attack, Woodard picked tough,"added Kimball. "Thatwas up where he left off a short year ago and ripped the'Knights for it for us." While the Lakers led 3-0 at the 168 yards on the day off of 30 hal f , the turning pointwas to come carries, scoring the first By Keith Courson Merciad Asst. Sports Editor Mercyhurst touchdown of the season. "Our kids hung in there and drove them off the ball and that gave Craig those yards," said Kimball. Kimball's other primary concern was controlling Gannon quarterback Chris Delmonaco who threw for 240 yards on the day. "Delmonaco is probably the best quarterback that• we'11 face fall year," pie said. "However, we hemmed him inf We bent a little bit, but didn't break and as the game went on our team got stronger. That's what won us that foot ball game." The youth on this squad that Kimball was hoping would mature in a hurry made some outstanding contributions on Saturday. After 'the bomb from Schneider to O'Neill in the third, Woodard darted around the right side to give the Lakers a 10-0 lead. On the ensuing kick-off, Mercyhurst stripped the ball from Gannon return mans Sonny McClain and two plays later another freshman made his mark. Justin Everett plunged in from a yard out and the Mercyhurst lead was increased to 17-O.T jHowever, not all was fun and games for the Hurst as senior cap-

Craig Woodard scampering around therightside en route to a touchdown. Photo by Joe Legler
tain Jason Myers went down. Therefore, Mercyhurst joins "He's got a bad hamstring pull," Assumption, Bentley, and said Kimball. "It can be serious S ton eh ill as the only undefeated and we may not get him back for squads in the newly formed ECAC three or four weeks. That can re- Intercollegiate Football Conferally hurt us because he's an excel- ence. Gannon finds itself in fifth lent football player." following the loss. Gannon did finally get on the This Saturday, a very good scoreboard on the final play of the game as Delmonaco, under heavy Dickinson team that was 8-2-1 a pressure, found a diving Bill year ago challenges Mercy hu rst's Walker in the endzone. However, quest to become 2-0. "Dickinson it came too late as Mercyhurst is a great football school and they scampered off withta 17-7 tri- have great trad ition. They' re winners," noted Kimball. umph.

Mercyhurst swallowed by
By Craig Rybczynski Merciad Sports Editor The Mercyhurst Laker basebal 1 team tried to com plete a storybook Homecoming weekend with a successful outing against the visiting Allegheny Gators. A victory or a doubleheader sweep of the Gators would have added to the already impressive results put forth by the football and women's volleyball teams. However, the Gators were not about to join in the celebration and spoiled the Lakers' home opener with a two game sweep, 3some mistakes; we did some sacrifice fly to center field. The Lakers rattled Allegheny Allegheny, who had three things that normally won't hap- pitching early as Yeager smashed games in hand, also had problems pen, but it was our first game." a triple, scoring two runs. "Allegheny has played three or In the fourth, Allegheny solved at the plate as they only managed two hits off the pitching trio of four games already. This is our the Lakers' pitching as they scored five times. Once again the Gators benefited from Laker mistakes and pushed their lead to6-3. Allegheny only managed two hits in the inning, but received two walks and two batters were hit in succession. This sparked some controversy among .'the coaches who exchanged words. Mercyhurst clawed back into the game with a single run in the fifth inning and two runs;in the sixth to tie the game at 6-6. 'McKnight and Jeff Benedict began the inning with consecutive singles. A sacrifice bunt by An Allegheny batter awaits the pitch from Laker hurler David Mcssner put the runners in scoring position. Lee at Mercyhurst's Philip D. Hirtzel Field. David Lee, Rich Runtas and A.J. Rusnak. Despite the Laker effort, Allegheny caught numerous breaks early in the game. For example, in the second inning the Gators scored a run without a hit A walk to Craig Malagisc and a two-base error by Lee put him in scoring position. He would later score on a ground out to Mike McKnight at second base. Coach Joe Jordano expressed his thoughts about the team's home opener. He said, "We made nrst game and neither team hit. We had three walks and the error and it cost us three runs," he added. In the nightcap, Mercyhurst tried to play error-free baseball. The Lakers hung tough and were tied going into the seventh inning. I * The Hurst staged a hard-fought comeback to try to salvage a split with Allegheny. However, it was to no avail as the Gators added a run in their final at bat to snatch victory from Mercyhurst giving them a sweep at Hirtzel Field.

Gary Welgoss followed with a pop out, setting the stage for Bill Pieloch, who singled home two runs. The Laker hopes of a comeback were dashed, as the Gators broke the tie off Casey Crawford. Second baseman Joe Pass lead off the seventh witbia double and advanced to third base on a wild pitch. After an out, the Gators' Joe Rine hit a sacrifice fly that plated Pass for the game winner. Pitcher Jeff ^Hutchinson shrugged off the importance of the fall.'The fall is just a building point for our team, to see wha t we have to work on. It is good to get into game situations," he said. Mercyhurst will try for its first win of the season against Penn State-Bchrend on Friday at Edinboro.

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Allegheny also put a damper on the prc-game festivities that saw the field officially dedicated to the late Philip D. Hirtzel. ] They benefited from Mercyhurst's mistakes as they used walks and errors to score three runs in the first three innings. The Lakers offense ran into a tough Allegheny'pitcher in the opener as Chris Nelson held the Lakers hitless through his four innings ofiwork. Not until the fifth did Mercyhurst break up Allegheny's no hit bid. Third baseman Dan Mcssner ripped a triple to the wall in right center field to set up the only run ofthe game for the Hurst. Messncr would score on Doug Yeagcr's

Lady jspikers on a roll
By Craig Rybczynski Merciad Sports Editor The^Lady Laker volleyball team continued its quest for number one, as it captured the LeMoyne College Invitation Tournament on Saturday. Mercyhurst rolled to an 11-1 record. The win total is three more than all of last season. Before spiking the host Dolphins, Mercyhurst also claimed top honors at the Carnegie Mellon Tourney. iHead coach Craig Davie complimented his team's efforts. "We have played very well and improved tremendously. They have matured over the spring. In the fall they are really turning it on," he said. Clarion visits on Thursday.

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