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VOli67| NO|5 MERCYHURSlfcoiLEG^S WEKKLlI STUDENT NEWSPAPER

OCTOBER 21^1993

Lady Lakers win one and tie one over the weekend.
page 8 What's it like to be an RA? Letter to editor backs D'Angelo page 3 pageS

Buildin
By Elizabeth Johnson Me re io d StaffReporter Mercyhurst is planning to build again. A new performing arts center may be built, provided enough money can be raised to fund the project According to both Michael Fuhrmann, dance instructor/enrol 1 ment counselor, and President
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Results of Trustees meeting
The Bond issue for 1993 was approved which covered the Warde Townhouses ($455,200), Duval Apartments ($1,067,000), parking ramp ($1.1 million) and apportion of the proposed concert hall ($500,000). Revenue from students' rent of new housing and parking permits will completely pay for the $200,000 increase on the debt payment, according to Jim Lieb, director of finance.

MS6r SAC announce variety of
Movie Night on Thursday, Oct 21 will feature>Tom Cruise in Top Gun at 7 p.m. and Days of Thunder at 9 p.m. ' 4On Friday, Oct 22, SAC will present The Price is Right at 7:30 p.m. in Zurn Recital Hall. The Third Annual Amnesty International/ South African Student Support Committee Coffeehousefwill be held on Saturday, Oct 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. in Laker Inn. Also, on Saturday night, Midnight Bowling at 11:30 p.m. Shuttles will leave from Baldwin Hall. The weekly MSG Meeting will be held on Monday, Oct 25, at 8:30 p.m. in Government Chambers of the Student Union. At 9 p.m. in the "Srudeht'Onion, NRG and SAC will hold^ Monday night football^ SAC Coffeehouse will be giving free coffee in the Laker Inn on Wednesday, Oct 27, at 8 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 28, SAC will be showing Steel Magnolias at 9 p.m. for its weekly Movie Night. An ice-skating party will be held on Friday, Oct 29, at 7 p.m. The party will take place in the Ice Centerwith music, food and fun being provided. A Halloween Dance will be held in the Rec Center on Saturday, Oct 30,from9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Will iam Garvey, the Zurn Recital Hall is just too small. Zurn houses only 250 people while the new building will house approximately 950 people. ;I The new performing arts center seeks "to provide some additional exposure to the programs offered on |this campus," said Michael Fuhrmann. As Fuhrmann puts it, "Why shouldn't a liberal arts college have somewhere for its students to perform? Isn't that what they are here for?" If built, the building will be used primarily for concerts, graduation, dance recitals, and other Mercyhurst events. Plans are to build behind Zurn extending toward Baldwin Hall. It will not extend further than the end of Zurn.'

A r t w o r k of the proposed addition to Zurn.
Merciad photo/Jim Doherty

According to Dr. Garvey, the building will be the last building built on campus. The reason for this is primarily a space concern —there is no more a va ilable land. Garvey feels the building is "a necessary addition to the college and long overdue." The college has already raised approximately $1.7 million for the projected $4 million project Primary funding is coming from "individuals and friends of the college and the arts," said Garvey. An additional $500,000 has been Preserved for the building by the

college through the recently approved bond issue. No add i tional parking is planned with the arrival of the new building and Garvey does not foresee parking as a problem. For those concerned with the lack of green space on this campus, Garvey said all buildings, including the parking garage and the hockey rink, were built on already existing structures. Next week: student reaction a new building or a view of grass and sky?

D' Angelo presents* operas weekend?

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In liemorial to the 75th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the D'Angelo Opera Theatre will present the staged productions of Trouble in Tahiti and Candide. Trouble in ^Tahiti is about a suburban couple struggling through marital difficulties. Instead of communicating to resolve their difficulties, the couple seeks to find happiness by spending money and going to movies. Candide has a similar theme in that it explores the expectations of life, and confronts the reality of life. Both productions will be fully staged with costumes and a symphony orchestra. The operas will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., at The Little Theatre; Tickets are available at $7.50 each. Reservations are highly recommended, since all recent opera productions have always sold out

Wfeekend Forecast
Friday:
^Variable cloudiness, high in the low 50s. Saturday: artly sunny and cool, low 25 to 5, high in the 50s. Sunday:
artly sunny, low' in the 30s,

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turn asked Dever to respond to rather unusual way in which you "Abbey's" concerns in the form directed it to him. We can only of a published statement given assume that your concern was prompted by the construction Grading being done on the area exclusively to the Merciad: Dear Abbey: going on in the south-east corner where the old Mercy pond used to Dr. Garvey has discussed your of the orchard. be prompted an unidentified individual to express his or her con- letter with me becauseiof the See "Tree,"page2 cerns about the possible destruction of the apple orchard adjacent to the land. >I*I0 On Monday morning, Dave Cherico, director of athletic maintenance, found a small Sumach tree planted in the middle 'fitiX of the football field. On the tree 5C*7&T?W was a note (at left/right) addressed to Dr. Garvey from someone named "Abbey" who worried about construction extending over the apple orchard. ' However, the construction be9/Mfi ing done does not fall under the ?>£££>? jurisdiction of the college, according to Director of Security, Bud Dever. "We have no proprietary interest in that orchard. Our property DIAP\ 0ftOtH*P>£><. line only goes to the end of the existing parking lot," Dever said. He added that the property under construction is held under authority of the high school. "Whoever Abbey is probably felt the orchard was going to be torn down and made into a park1 ing lot by the college," Dever stated. Dever received the note and presented it to Dr. Garvey, who in By Josepb Legler Senior Writer
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THE MERCIAD

OCTOBER 21,1993

Up close with the pres. George P a y dock: W h a t does he really w a n t to do?
thing, we're going to do it. If it "We're serious when we need to solve the past communication didn't happen-why didn't it hap- be serious, butwe realize that it is problem. also supposed to be fun." pen," Paydock said. They are also bringing back the Paydock said that it is hard to "We're also working hard to For-someone who was not President's Club, which is an orestablish a foundation for future say how many people actually overly involved in student 'gov- ganization for the leaders of the student government," he said. attend the regular Monday meeternment last year, junior elemen- various clubs on campus. By "Not something builton sand, but ings because the number fluctutary and special education major bringing back the Pres id cut's ates each week. However, he chalsomething solid and sturdy. and Mercyhurst Student Govern- Club, all the leaders on campus Although Paydock said that lenges more students to get inment (MSG) President George can meet and discuss what is hapmostoftheirgoalsarea long way volved. "We don't have debates. Paydock, "jumped in with both pening. "We want more interacfeet," he said tion between all the'clubs and off because MSG set such high We have discussions, so come in standards, they have already ac-. and say how you feel." Paydock did not attend MSG MSG so we know what is going Paydock again stressed student meetings regularly last year until on," said Paydock. complishcd one goal. MSG was the Spring term. Then suddenly key in establishing the 16 new participation. "What happens at Paydock said MSG is using George Faydock Mercyhurst depends on what you he got involved. committees more too. One such phone lines installed recently. "I was tired of hearing people example is the Residence Life weekends. "We want to have back Paydock is very pleased with do," he said. 'If you choose to sit to back activities," he said. "We're the relationship MSG has estab- back and complain things will not complain," he said. "I was tired of committee which is addressing looking to do something different lished with the administration change. They will not get better. complaining myself so I took the the lack ofaccessibility for handinext term," he went on to say. ca pped students on campus. The "We work well together with ad- In fact, .they will probably get initiative, and got involved. Although many of his goals are ministration," he said, "We is a worse. Take* a chance and get Now as president of MSG, Res Life committee is currently concrete, Paydock has also set key term. involved. Voice your opinion. Let Paydock is involved and is work- setting up meetings with people several non-concrete goals. Some ing hard to change problems MSG connected with this issue. He also said the other govern- people know what you think. And of them are unspoken, such as the ment representatives are "incred- make Mercyhurst a better place had in the past, to improve old Paydock also said the College has goaf'to meet the needs of stu- ible" to work with. "They are all for you." MSG policies and to implement purchased an elevator for Zurn dents to the best of our ability," he hard working. They've got ideas and lifts for Old Main. Things are going well for new activities. said. "We know students' needs and they are not afraid to speak Paydock, well enough for him to Paydock said the handicap acPa y d ock bel ieves communicaby them telling us what they are," their minds," he said. He also say that he does plan on running tion was one of the biggest prob- cessibility issue is the biggest he went on to say. lems MSG had in the past and is problem MSGis working on right commented on the atmosphere of for president again. However, he Another one of these non-con- the weekl y government meetings. also says that "thefirstterm is not thus doing something about it now. "If it comes down to financ"We need communication to ing there is no reason we can't crete goals is to be consistent "If "We try to have a relaxed and yet over. Next $ term I may be we say we are going to do some- laid-back atmosphere," he said. whistling a different tune." grow/'Paydock says. "From fac- fond raise," he sa id. Paydock is also very pleased ulty to students and from students to faculty, communication is the with the Coffee House. "We want key to everything," he continued. it to stay here and grow," he said. Although he says the problem is "It is a given that it will be here not yet solved, MSG is continu-*next year." He also wants to start switching • By Anne L»*McNelis ously working on it. resentatives ?voiced concerns about problems some residents The sign in front of the weekends around in order to have Asst News/Copy Editor about the students having to wait have beenencounteri ng with Resitownhouses, which is similar to more "big weekends" similar to to see their problem resolved sim- dent Assistants (RAs)4"Hefsaid the one in front of Zurn, is just one Spring or Winter activities weekFollowing a report at last week's ply because they have not gone to Brown admitted!some students way in which MSG is working to end instead of single activity MSG meeting of handicapped stu- the correct people. have been having problems. \ dents having trouble entering their "If you have a problem with Junior rep Jennifer Lowe said, • Duval apartment, Wally Gagric "It seems like they're (the stu- you r RA, the best thing to do is go met with Dr. Gary Brown, direc- dents) beingt punished because to your RA," Gagric said. If contor of residence life, to try to come they didn't approach it in the way fronting the RA is unsuccessful, up with a solution to this problem. we think they should have." Gagric recommended approachA new school of music will Gagric said Brown told hi in he Contemporary performance. SAC Chairperson Michael ing the assistant housing direcbegin at Mcrcyhurst, under the The youngest of three children, j (Gagric) was the first person to Arrigo said, "We as representa- tors in the presence of the RA. direction of well known area Brown, and Erie native, began bring the problem to residence tives are their voice," and through Students should go to Brown only musician Mary Alice Brown. The her music studies and career at an life's attention. Brown told Gagric MSG,fjthe problem has-been as the last step in attempting to School of Contemporary Music early age with private teachers, that the phone boxes wflT'be brought to the attention of the alleviate a problem. will provide instruction in jazz, studying later at the Erie Conser- installed outside the building proper authorities. 9, Gagric said, "You'll see more gospel and popular music, with vatory of Music. to alleviate the problem. Students Juniortrep Erin McGuinness things solved if you do them in an emphasis on disadvantaged In addition to playing .the best willjthen beiable to call other said she has spoken to the stu- that order/' if * youth. lounges in the tri-state area, she residents to ope n the bu i Id ing door dents involved and they plan to InfotherjMSG news, senior The school, which is sponsored was a featured performer on the for them.come to next week's MSG meet- Kevin Nixon was elected to fill | by the Harry T. Burleigh Institute Bob Hope Benefit Show, singing Brown also said that install ing ing the recently vacated Senate posiand the D'Angelo Conservatory a duet with Hope, and has per- handicapped-door buttons is not i Gagric also talked to Brown tion, at Mcrcyhurst, will provide in- formed with the Erie Philhar- a solution because that "is makstruction on a fee and scholarship monic. ing the building not safe," said basis. Playing on the bill with such Brown said she has been dis- artists as Anita Q'Day, John Gagric%aid Brown cannot do | continuedftempage1 tressed about the loss of much of Poole, Ron Carter, Early "Fatha" anything to help the students tinthe community's musical hcri-. Hines and Archie Sheppe, she less the students themselves come f First of all- this construction is unfounded r tage, the Jack of excellency jn completed a six m onth tour of the forward/ MSG'advHor' *Cass f At not college, related. The high. , : ; Currentconstruction (LelfhL music instruction for youth—par- Far East, and, while in Japan, Shi mek explained that under Ihe sfool is constructing a football £uval and Warde amplam and ticularly the disadvantaged-r^and recorded in Tokyo and appeared Americans with Disabilities Act T J ti ; field where the old pond used to \ the-new• ' • parking ramp) is indlcai • ^-'•-•- • • -•»—— the lack of money to pay forjes- on NHK television. ' ; (ADA),^schools are required to j be: The college has no propri-c\ sons. ,, , •. $vSr meeti' minimum^rstandardsV f eifyj control of the orchard or a tive of the college's appreciation j * In 1979, Brown moved to Ha"There are many gifted,,and waii, where she played most of Mercyhurst meets those' mini mum " I the area of construction. The Sis- of the beauty of this campus. The/ r hardworking young musicians the five-star hotels and resorts.! standards, Shimekadded. ' ' | ters* ofMercy who do control the landscaping and replanting of Ykfll trees, shrubs, and flowers conwho cannot advance because they I If a student olr facult For more information on the future ofthis area are wellestab- tinuejto make Mercyhurst Col* can't afford the instruction they new school, call 455-4729 or 824- requires an Improvement over the lisked as ecologlsts, arid the cur- lege ajptdceTof beauty, and an need," Brown said. "These people 2550. ' %& minimum standards, that person' rent presMerif of the local Sisters inspirationalplace to go to school f I are our priority .Scholarships will must approach the administration of Mercy, Maura Smith, mstdi^ Director of Security, be available to all residents of because; "they (administration) rectfy involved in thepreserva-% Pud Dever. Erie county based on talent, deCorrection: need to^knowgwhat the if needs tion.of the ecological area be-1 Abbey's letter was wrapped in term in a li on a nd need." * j %&jt fl Cass Shimek was misquoted last are," Shimek said..; V tween the high school and the plastic and tied to the tree. Dever Charles Kennedy Jr., director week.* Concerning handicapped President George-PaydoCk*said college, which includes the apple of the Burleigh Institute at students, she said. "These stu- the problem ta n be resolved if the orchard. With this in mind, and believes it was planted sometime I Mcrcyhurst, will serve as Execu- dents have been told the college students "go thro ugh. the^ roper although we do not speak for the Sunday night because there were soccerga mes on the Odd all weektive. Director of the School for has done all it can for them." channels." However,«tnanywep- sisters, we feel your fears are end. By Mia U-Rycki Advertising Manager
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Treat yourself right R A s s p e a k t h e i r
How have you been feeling lately? Good, bad orjust the same as always? Whatever the answer, there is always a little something more to treat yourself to, and you don't need any money. The following presents, suggested by the Mental Health Association ? of Oregon, and are absolutely free. Enjoy! Walk instead of ride. Give yourself a compliment Break a bad habit, if just for today. Search out a long-lost friend. Read a poem aloud. Look at the stars. Visit a shut-in. Be thankful. Use a new word. Frame a picture. Enjoy silence. ' Walk to the nearest park. Forget an old grudge. Take yourself to lunch. Help a stranger. Try a new food. Go to the library. Take a risk. Jump in a pile of leaves. Tell someone you love him or her. ,, Sign up for a class. Do something you've always wanted to do. Contact someone you've been thinking about. ."" : Meditate. *** : ±*'- ^r ^ Learn something new. Surprise a child. Hug someone. Sing in the shower. List 10 things you do well. Walk in the rain. Pay a compliment. Give away something you don't like. Waste a little time.,* Curl up before an open fire with some cocoa. Buy a ticket to a special event. im88mmi&mmm Return something you've borrowed. Organize some small corner of your life. By Michelle Ryan Pop popcorn. Arts and Entertainment Editor Turn off the TV and talk.

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the people you meet or are forced to meet. It's a good way to be forced into meeting people. "The worst part is the adjustment to, social life which is almost zero. One example v-is with the Homecoming weekend (early in September). The schedule for us was set up so that the first three weekends were all-duty weekends. It would be nice to go out with your friends. "Another bad part of the job is confronting people when you don't want to. One thing that bothered me about the letter in the Merciad (Sept. 23) was that it generalized all of the RAs. Only one or two take their job too seriously and that gives the staff a bad rap. ; "Fortunately that was addressed. ? "Another bad aspect of the job is when people puts themselves into a situation where they have to be written up. "People have to understand that

Friendships,

job and peers important to
situ ations we don't feel need to be taken care of is also hard." Tim Sable, Egan 49: "The best part of my job is interacting with the guys. I really enjoy that The worst part is the ups and downs with maintenance—it's an older building.]* "There are mostly uppe re lassmen on my floor. We get along really well on the third floor. They can come to me with their problems. We have this relationship where we can work it through before it gets to the point where I have to write them up. "I don't see myself as different or above or below anyone else. We're all here to get an education and I'm here to facilitate the best environment for that to happen." Margaret Han check, first floor, Baldwin Hall: "It's definitely stressful. Sometimes managing a floor is difficult. We (the RAs) have classes and personal problems like'everyone else. Some people believe

Draw a picture, even if you can't draw. Practice courage in one small way. Keep a secret Eat with chopsticks. 1 Go wading. Bake bread. Smell a flower. Kiss someone. Send a card to someone for no reason. Clean out your wallet. Take an early morning walk. Laugh at yourself.
Tell a joke.

Look at old photos. Walk barefoot Talk to a pet Visit a lonely person. Encourage a young person. Go for a swim. , Give yourself a present
Build a sand castle.

Follow an impulse. Write a poem. Start a new project • Volunteer some time to a good cause. -* !? Have breakfast in bed. L w* * Reread your favorite book. Givftjour dog a bone. I Take a different road to get home. I Watch the sun set. Let someone do you a favor. TAIIOW yourself to make a mistake. Rearrange a room. Get up before anyone else. Let someone love you.£ Hum.. '!. ^And two of our own: [• Contribute to the Merciad? Go shopping! immmmmmm

You know what you think of your RAs, but what do your RAs think of you? Last week I let several students speak their minds concerning night* life at Mercyhurst, and now I'm allowing RAs to say what they feel about their peers, job and social life. ; , i p I apologize to those * RAs I couldn't get in touch with— you're, obviously all extremely busy. Here's what some had to say: Nalika Nanayakara, 3830 North Briggs: "I have no problems. I try to be fair to all of the residents. If one apartment is loud and if it's bothering the neighbors, then I'll do something about it If it doesn't bother anyone, then it's OK. "I think the students have respect for you. We all get put into awkward situations.

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Good, now that I have your attention,read on. Become a published author i Send your ideas, | poems, | dotes, original photographs and anything elseiyou feel is important tome, Michelle , ic/o^lercyhurst College, Box 1559.
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He was writgwnd you can be too! Submit your fiction and poetry**) PARADIGM, the Mercyhurst literary magazine. Get your submissions td Box?1407 H before January 3.1994.

I'm a friend to them. The stu- that we don't have any problems. dents pay so much—they have to We're here to guide people, not have fun. It's a college campus. solve everyone's problems. "It's stressful and challenging We give them responsibility." I Ryan Morris, '3810 North but I like it. It's a different challenge being an RA for freshmen Briggs: girls because they miss home. You "We're here to help. We're not have to deal with homesickness. here to put a stop to all fun. "You have to be careful be"In my building we all respect cause you don't want to preach each other and we'refriends.The like a mother. You want them to hard part is trying to* get people listen to you but you don't wa nt to involved in the programs." come off like a manual. Cathy Zicarelli, 3938 South "You 're here because you care." Briggs: MichaelgZacios, McAuley w "I thjnk a lot of people general™ f *p£j ize us into one kind of RA. There Hall: are £ three types: those that wait "The best part is getting to meet until they 'see it, hear it, smell it;' a lot ofpeople and new freshmen. those that don/t do their job, and I can guide them with getting to know the campus and faculty. The those that over do their jobs. "When I'm on duty, my job ja tojjj. best part is helping people out, put- things under control that r helping those who lock their keys need to be put under control— if in their rooms. "There aren't too many probthey can't keep their business to lems. Not too many get upset with themselves. .-»*... "We don't sniff under doors. me. Kristen Hurd, South Briggs, It's a tough jpb. Balancingfcmy I &'^ time is tough. Dealing with people 4012:* ^ V who a re t idiots or dealing J with "I'd have to say the best part is.
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the RAs aren't enemies. We're here to help. Writing people up is only one-tenth of the job." Grace Bruno, Warde Townhouses: "The difficult part of being a Resident Assistant is when we, the RAs, have to confront people a second or third timc.that's usually when the situation becomes uncomfortable not only for the resident but also for the RAs. "Our intent is to make the campus safe and comfortable for everybody, and that becomes difficult when people begin to lose control and become upset with the staff. "What I love most about being an RA is that I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. The residents inline townhouses are fantastic, but what has shocked me the most is the unbelievable friendships created within the Resident Life staff. *

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THE MERCIAD

OCTOBER 21,1993

Everything My Mind
By Anne L. McNeils Asst. News/Copy Editor

Kenney broils On

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One of the things I like about working for the Merciad is a decent excuse to attend the MSG meetings. I go because I write about them for the Merciad, but I also like to see what the people we've elected are doing to justify our faith in them. So far this year, I think they've done a really good job. This year's government has confronted a number of issues I d idn't think they would ever touch and they have resolved a lot of them, even when it seemed like their hands were tied. Most of the major issues this year seem to be tied to residence life. Nearly every week, someone raises a new compla int about housing. The residence life committee faithfully shoulders this responsibility. I'm sure Dr. Brown is pretty sick of Wally Gagric's face because as chair of the residence life committee, Gagric has to visit him almost every week to see if they can hammer out a solution to the latest problem. At the beginning of the year, I would have bet Gagric would get nowhere with the residence life office, but he's been pretty successful, at least until this week. | At last week's meeting, Gagric brought up the issue of two handicapped students who have been having problems with the accessibility of their brand-new Duval apartment. These students had previously been told the building would be accessible. Others present at the meeting had heard of the problem and Gagric was encouraged to discuss it with Brown and make a report at this past Monday's meeting. * I figured Gagric would be as successful as he has been in previous weeks. After all, this seemed to me to be a fairly serious problem, one that would demand attention. I was sorely disappointed on Monday night. * Brown apparently told Gagric nothing could be done to amend this problem because the students it affects have not come to him to voice their concerns. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, these students I are entitled to equal access, but they must bring their needs to the attention of the administration. So even though a number of people know about this problem, including RAs and other students, Brown pea n't (or won't) do anything unless everyone follows the rules. A lot of words sprang to my mind when this was explained. Most of them can't be printed, but one of them can be. Inconsistency. When Gagric asked Brown about the problems residents have had with RAs, Brown outlined a series of steps students should take before they brought their problems to the office. All of a sudden, nothing can be done unless the students skip over these other steps and go straight to Brown. % Now wait a minute. How are we supposed to know when a problem is serious enough to take straight to Brown? If this was my problem, I probably would have gonc.right to Brown. But maybe the students affected bv it didn't feel that wav. Who knows why they didn't go to Brown? More importa ntly, who cares? No matter how you look at it, there is a problem. I'm not sure the problem is limited to th^lack of accessibility in the new building. I think there is another, possibly more serious issue here. ^_ | Brown suddenly did not seem to take Gagric very serrously. He told him his sources were unreliable. Never mind that ;Hca the r Holloway and Tonya Beebc wrote letters to the Merciad last week. Maybe Brown saw those and changed his tune. If he did, why didn't he try to get in touch with Gagric or George Paydock to tell them so it could be reported to the rest of MSG? I have a hard time believing Brown doesn't know Gagric reports the* results of their meetings every week. f I would think Brown would want to look like a concerned administrator given the nature of his jobfUnfortunately, this whole issue made him appear to be the polar opposite of concerned, I think Brown truly believed the new apartments were sufficiently equipped for its residents; I just* wish he would have admitted it when he was informed they weren't.

dress these issues. The easy part the opportunity to address your Dear Editor: is to expose the problem areas. issues. Did you ever get dumped Just listen anywhere|you go, on for something without someThis letter is in response to your people arefalways complaining one bringing it to your attention October 7,1993 article regarding about something. What about pro- Grst? It's not a good feeling. the Cove. S I do enjoy your writing style posed solutions? I must admit, I was taken aback We all seem to know what's and find you to have wonderful by the way you approached your concerns about pricing and ser- wrong with something but we fail sense of humor. You are very vice. Having had the opportunity to say what would make it better. ta lented. I guess from my point of to take classes at several college It's difficult to come up with so- view, it's all a matter of tactic. It campuses in my life, I was sur- lutions if you do not know the* all boils down to this: Are you prised that a school with the on- cause of your concerns and are writing to seriously address iscampus student population of merely addressing the symptoms. sues you feel strongly about or Mercyhurst would even have such The only way you will know if are you writing to see your name a facility for students beyond ba- you can really make a difference in print?? sic cafeteria service. \ regarding service and pricing at Best of luck to you and your I guess what surprised me about the Cove is to talk to them. staff. your article was the negativism Money will forever be concern and sarcasm you used to get your of students a nd we all look for the Sincere! y, points across. Such tactics are best deal we can, whether it's usually reserved as a "last resort" clothing or food. Give the Cove Timothy P. Kenney when all other options for problem resolution have failed. Did you ever arrange a meeting with the Cove's managementstaff to discuss their pricing policies? Did you or any other concerned ^Sx&SS? customer let management know of unsatisfactory service or food quality? Or was it just easier to stick a pen in their collective back? The only way the Cove or any business can better meet the needs and expectations of their custom-*! Dawn DelBianco, Freshman^|jD|rts Management: ers is through open and honest "I feel we should take care of o i l l l | homeless problem herebefbre communication. In one sentence M giving aid elsewhere. in your article, you sarcastically jab at your perceived lack of cleanJoel Nasman, Junior, History: liness of the tables. In the next "I feel it was a good idea for the humanitarian side but the hunting paragraph, you complain about a down of General Aidid is wrong. So now we should be out of there." staff member sweeping the floor while you eat. With the constant Kate Magee, Freshman, Art: lf customer traffic coming in and l don't think we should be there because we supply them with food out all day, surely you must unand then they don't want us there, so why be there?" derstand that periodic cleaning must be done. You can't have it Joel Montminy, Junior, Business: i both ways. "I can understand it in the beginning but we need to aviod turning Your comments about the it into another Vietnam and now is the time to begin to pull out in Gardenburger were uncalled for. restricted numbers." Why do you think they have pictures of it around the Cove? Could Tom Kitchen, Sophomore, Elementary/Special Education: it be advertising for those cus"I think we should try and worry about our own probl ems before we tomers who want an alternative to send anymore troops. I don't think we should jeopardize American meat in their diet? Could there be lives if its not even appreciated." , vegetarians on campus who might be interested? Jennifer Root, Sophomore, Undeclared: Virtually any restaurant has "I think the United States should stick to its own business; we have similar advertisements for the enough of our own problems to deal with before trying to solve products they offer there. I imagproblems in other countries." ine the ingredients are listed for informational purposes. Besides, Thomas Smith, Freshman, Dance: if I had any food allergies, I would "I don't think the United States should be involved in oversea? want to know what went into the problems. We have too many problems of our own to solve Grst making of such food. before trying to make the rest of the world like us." Your "boycott"* of tea in the Cove isn't civil disobedience, it's Dave Bragan, Sophomore, HRIM: a tantrum. In any relationship, "I think the^ should be there, we need to keep up our military personal or professional, quality presence there." communication is key ifthat relationship is to grow and prosper. Quotes compiled by Nicole Geraci . I guess I would have approached these issues in a more construetive manner. If you have tried to talk to the*Cove's management staff prior to your article, then your article was justified. However, if that was your initial attempt to change things, I imagine you hurt a lot of people's feel ings unnecessarily. * Throughout your entire article, I failed to see any constructive suggestions that would help ad• _«

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Remember all the kid shows cough, ack). It's true. See, if you used to watch where those there's a scientific chance, even a furry genetic aberrations sang minute one, of your individual A butterfly flapping its happy about how special every boy and actions making a big difference wings in Africa can cause a hurri- girl is? They were actually on to down the road, why not start trycane to blast through Florida. At something far before the scien- ing to making a difference? least that's what I once read in a tists. Your chance arrives this Saturpop-science book. I laughed until When you decide anything, day at the Amnesty International I realized they were being seri- you're choosing one action out of and South African Student Supous. anjnfinite number of possibili- port Committee Coffee House. Man, that's some kind of but- ties. The instant you choose to From 8 till 11 there'll be live terfly. scratch your nose, you lose the music, coffee and a (chance to However, after learning more opportunity to do the millions of make a small change in the initial about this statement and the theory other things you could have done conditions of the future. it comes from, things became a at that instant. These choices matYou'll get a chance to write a little clearer. It all comes down to ter as they affect the next choices letter or two to a government some obscure part of math called you make, and so on. which is presently abusing huchaos theory, an obscure mathChaos theory states that if you man rights. ematical discipline that nobody could go back in time and change A letter? What's that going to except obscure people really know even the smallest ofdecisions you do? Don't forget what you've just much about made last year, your life today learned...small changes can cause One of the theory's ma in points, would be very different, even radi- large changes. however, is that initial conditions cally different More importantly, Your letter could make a differmatter. In other words, small the world feels the choices you ence in the lives of unjustly held changes in a system (such as the make, no matter how small. and abused prisoners and maybe weather) can become magnified So what? even in the determination of the through time and end up as big What I'm trying to get at is that future state of our civilization. changes. A small'swirl from a you can use chaos theory to your So before you go out this weekbug's wings can, theoretically, advantage. That's right, math can end and become aware of alcoevolve into a storm. The chances be your friend (blah, ehh, spit, hol, stop in and stir up the initial of this happening are almost nil, cough, cough, come on get it out, conditions. Make a difference. but it can happen. Even if it did I wonder who would have been the one watching the responsible bug. "Yep, that's the one. That slimy sucker Dear Editor: article belonged on the opinion over there. He caused Hurricane page. I Andrew. I saw it Gimme your I admit that there is a lot of truth As a member of the D'Angelo shoer* in last week's story, but they were "Wind Ensemble, I was truly ofWhat's important to remember fended by lastlweek's article, half-truths at best, and only writis that small changes in anything "D' Angelo School - More Image, ten from the view of one person. can make big differences down Less Support?" How can a fairPersonally, I don't know anyone the road. Every person's actions minded, unbiased article be writ- in the wind ensemble who doesn't have effects on the massive stew ten and an assumption be made agree with,for at least see the of humanity bubbling around the about an entire program, based on effectiveness and benefits of the earth. Small actions you take re- only one obviously disgruntled school's policy to hire profesally can make big differences as person's opinion? Since when has sional performers to help out at they're cycled through the ma- the Merciad been a tabloid? This our concerts. chinery of civilization. Without the added players, our school's ensemble only consists of half the instruments needed to have all of the parts covered on a standard piece. Without the extra By Dave McQuillen people. Mercyhurst students Merciad Staff Columnist would never get the chance to Bring out those veils and put on the dark sunglasses to play in a complete ensemble or hear the music the way it is suphide the tears everybody.{The death of fun raustjbe posed to be performed. honored. Wear black with me on Friday, Oct. 22. We can Most of us consider it an honor sob together and drink a toast to the death. Our own 1 iftle to pi a y and learn from these professionals. They are always willprotest! ing to help us and are there for our benefit as well as for the benefit of the audience at our concerts. In addition, to my knowledge, a Associated solo has never been taken awav October 21,1993 from a player that could play it. It Vol. 67 No. 6 sounds like Jim expects his musiMerciad Editors I u le G ardn er Editor in ChiefKeilh Courson * Asst* Sports Editor cal career to be handed to him on |An n e L. McNeils A sst. News e\ Copy Editor JoeLegler Senior Writer/Photo Ed. a silver platter. Michelle Ryan A rts & Entertainment Editor MU U-Ryckl Advertising Manager The real world doesn't work Larie Plate* Faculty Advisor prace Bruno Features Editor that way, and contrary to popular Craig Rybczynskl Sports belief, Mercyhurst is still the real Merciad Staff world. Students who work hard Elizabeth Johnson Beth Haas Megan Circle f Melissa Svitck Jim Doherty Jay Kennedy do well, those who do not work Lee Ann Kelly Erin Hmber Hea ther Ryan Daniel Warnke Kira Presler Jennifer Trinidad hard don't do as wellSJanet McBride Nick Krayger Katie Johnson David Kosobucki A good education is what the Tonya Beebe Nicole Geraci Beth Nichols Rich Shelton Dan McQuillen professors teach you, but it is also David McQuillen what you teach yourself. By Dan McQuillen Merciad Staff Writer

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By Nick Krayger Merciad Staff Columnist Like many of my fellow students this past weekend, I too headed home to celebrate the passing of half the term. After spending countless hours studying for mid-terms, bright and early Thursday morning I was ready to jump behind the wheel of my cherry putt-putt and head home to the dirty, polluted streets of that wonderful metropolis that I call home - Philadelphia. Did you ever notice that no matter how many times you leave home and return, things always stay the same? Every time I head home, I have all of these marvelous expectations of what an unbelievable time I am going to have, and how great every ing is going to be. I guess I'm an idealist with high expectations. Usually, the things that are always great (like seeing my nephews, going out to dinner with my parents, doing my laundry for free, going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone) stay the same. But once I'm here at Mercyhurst, I idealize that even the bad things won't be so bad whenlgo home (like seeing my brother, going out to dinner with my parents, having to DO my own laundry, sitting in traffic because some idiot going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone caused an accident). But they are always the same too. So theoretically, when I'm here, there seems so much better then when I'm actually there, and vice versa. It is only when I leave that rowhouse in Philadelphia after a visit to return here that I realize several things are always the same when I go home. Most of these things I could never get used to. For instance, I went to a party on campus at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday night Not an unusual occurrence, I have gone many times before. While my friend was parallel parking his car on a busy street, I noticed a dirty looking man with a brown blanket wrapped around him sitting outside of the WaWa. Unfortunately, that is not an unusual sight on the streets of Philadelphia. We parked and got out of the car and headed toward the building where the party was being held. Quickly glancing in the window of a Volkswagon bus, I checked to make sure everying was cool. Brushing a hair into place, I straightened the collar of my $29.99 Gap shirt. I then gave mysel f the once over and brushed out a crease in my $39.99 Gap jeans, and retied one of my $89 Doc Martens. I caught up with myfriendand we stopped at a hot dog vendor to get change for a $20, so we could pay the $6 at the door. I guess we partied for about 3 hours.ff When heading back to the car around 2 a.m., I saw the man still sitting, wrapped in the blanket, singing some consolatory song, occasionally raising his voice to answer himself. I walked by him and to the car, ignoring his pleas for some "spa re change." Reaching into the pocket of my $200 leather jacket, I found no change, only bills. And I proceeded to get in the car and forget about him for awhile. Sadly, if I were to give every homeless person who asked for "spare change" some spare change, soon, I would not have any "spare change." I wouldn't even have $6 to get into a frat party. Now is that a selfish statement that I 'm making or what? I can't even spare a dollar to a guy who probably hasn't eaten meat in as long as it has been since I have paid my own Visa bill. As a child, I was brought up to feel sorry for the homeless people, but I was not taught to actually help. It was never drilled into my head that I should live as though being homeless could happen to me. I blame myself for walking past that man on Friday, I blame my parents (and praise them) for showering me with an expensive wardrobe. . «£ f But I blame society for making it possible to have so few Donald Trumps in the world, and so many faceless homeless people. Of all the things I expect to changed when I go home, I know that there will always be those homeless many. For that, I blame not only society, I blame myself.
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Faculty profile: KeikoTakioto Miller
By Anne L. McNeils Asst. News/Copy Editor Keiko Takioto Miller is the epitome of a liberal arts education, from a childhood in Japan to reaching her Mercyhurst students. Born on the Noto Peninsula of Japan, Miller spent the Grst 12 years of her life in Japan. Her experiences in a rural Japanese village were quite different from those she spent as a young adult in New York City, j y tt [I just had a wonderful childhood," she said. "One of the main assets for me was the hands-on education I received, both from my environment and from my school." Japanese life is remarkably different from Western life, particularly in rural areas. Miller lived with many members of her extended family in a much simpler home than most Americans are accustomed Uo. "At one* time," she said, "ten people lived there." Miller's mother died when she was very young; consequently, French and Secondary Education. Following'her graduation, she returned to Japan for a year to take advantage of the time left on her student visa. While she was in Japan, Miller turned 23. "It was a ripe year for a girl to get married," she said, There was some possibility of arranged marriage." However, Miller was also corresponding with the man who would eventual ly become her husband. He wanted her to return to the Merciad photo/Jim Doherty United States to marry him when 'Tor a while I had to lead a dual he graduated from Stony Brook. type of lifestyle," she said. Her Consequently, Miller returned to home life was modeled after her life in Japan, but outside, particu- the United States in 1973 and larly at school, she led a more married him. They went to graduate school at American life. Miller had many "wonderful the University ofWisconsin-Milexperiences living in New York. waukee. When theyfinishedthere, I'll never forget myfirstpizza. I they took two and a half months was immersed in the rich cultural and traveled all over the United element New York Cityihad to States. . i * offer. It was a wonderful time to Miller and her husband eventube in New York."* - * ally moved to Oregon where she * She said New York then was taught-French and Japanese at "nothing like what you hear to- Oregon State University. "That's day; it was peaceful." where I had my son," Miller said. Miller attended the State Uni- He is how 12 years old.~ f' ™ versity of New York at Stony Miller, her husband and their Brook, where shefmajored in son came to Erie 11* years ago. Her daughter, now nine, was born here. She came to Mercyhurst in 1990 ily, a single-parent family or just one particular family member, the contest recognizes the various By Grace Bruno ™ types of family structures. "We are not interested in pass- Merciad Features Editor ing judgment What we are interThis week's featured members ested in doing is saying, 'Tell us clearly about a super family and of Mercyhurst's Board of Trusthow it made a difference in your ees arefcWilliam F. Grant and Vernon Dobbs. life'," said Yule. Lauri Bland, a family life education major and an organizer of William F. Grant has been a the contest said it "gives students member of the Board of Trustees an excellent opportunity to ex- for approximately 14 or 15 years. press their feelings about a per- Grant, whose wife Mary Agnes son or group of people that have Culhane graduated from made a positive difference in their Mercyhurst in 1947, first became life, and at the same time, gives involved with the college as a them a chance to win $200!" member of the advisory board to First prize is $200, second prize the Sisters of Mercy. Grant also is $10o!and third is. $50! The volunteered time to fundraisingj winners will also be publicly recognized during Academic Celebration in January. No picture of Grant was availj How can you get involved? Any part-time or full-time student can submit a typed or word processed description no longer than five Grant served as the chairman of pages'to: MFOY Contest, Box the President's Board of Associ49, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA ates; which is an advisory board 16546. But hurry, the deadline is to the president of the college. He Friday, November 5. held this position for a period! from five to 10 years; his chairmanship granted bint a position as ex-officio member of the Board
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as part-time faculty to teach Japanese Culture. She took a year's sabbatical in 1991 and she and her family spent the time in Japan. "It was an extremely enriching experience for all of our family members. It helped my children to regain the sense of Japanese heritage. It was reflection time forme, meditation time," she said, "It helped me reconnect with my past." Miller remembers her fascination with kicking pebbles into puddles as a child. She hopes to retain this type of pleasure even in her adult life. "The senses that you develop from experiences as a child have a lot to do with how you can appreciate adulthood. My childhood lasted a long time; I hope it still goes on. A long childhood is very valuable." Miller is? very happy at Mercyhurst. "I feel," she paused, searching for the'right words, "very honored to be a small catalyst in trying to connect (students) to different cultures a nd people. I never thought this is whatTd be
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By Lee Ann Kelly M Merciad Staff Reporter How would you like to be the proud winner of $200? How about $100? $50? Well, here is the chance you have been waiting for. The Mercyhurst Family Life Education Program has organized The Mercyhurst Family of the Year Contest, a {contest which gives students the opportunity to submit a nomination for a family that has made an impact on their lives. Part of the reason for such a contest is that the United Nations has declared 1994 the International Year of the Family. Consequently, a lot of emphasis is being drawn to the importance of the family not only in the United States, but all over the world. In relation to this world event, those involved in family life education would like to stress the importance of family right here on campus. Dr. Jamie Yule, Director of the family life education department, explains, "We decided that a contest would be a good way to draw the attention of Mercyhurst students to the importance of their families, not>only the families from which they came, but also the families they might establish. Dr. Yule and family life education members involved hope the contest will give students the opportunity to write about a truly wonderful family. Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of life, the contest gives students the chance to write about something positive. "We are asking students to write a description of a family that has been particularly powerful in their life," Yule said. Yule also explains the family does not have to be their own. "We want the people entering this contest to define what a 'good family' means to them. We want them to tell us about people they love and about people that really go that extra mile.ff i' The contest is open to the many different kinds of families found in society today. Whether it is a traditional family, a blended fam»

"I just love this; it's a beautiful campus. I have very congenial, warm colleagues and leadership, (but) mostof all,it's the students."

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Vernon Dobbs, who is the Executive^ Director? of the Department of Public Assistance in Erie, has been a board member for at least three years. "I'm very proud of it (Mercyhurst College) and glad to be part of it all," Dobbs said. "1 think it is one of the most progressive schools on the eastern seaboard^ i m

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"I stay quite dose to Gary Bukowski (vice-president of institutional advancement) and go back with the Erie Community Foundation, which has been a big benefactor to MercyhurstCollege fo| years, "'Grant said. Grant, who attended Notre] Dame and Harvard Busil School said Mercyhurst is an "out-i standing college in every aspect jfi think Mercyhurst is great" is*todyWlisten^ W

Dobbs taught a | Melryhairst from 198llin1iU986. "I have the ability to speak for both sides$? said Dobbs} "As a*teacher representing students who are|now taxpayers...and as a trustee I have a strong;voice?to say what the school should be or should not be doing." "I appreciate the fact thft the Board i&a working board. The Board is a viable operating board ? nota figureheadboard...I could n t be pa rt of it," he said, "if it wasn't a working board." "I think one of the great things that the college has done," he said, "was to allot a chair (position) to the student body a nd hayfs someone like George Pay dock (MSG president) as part of the board. It lends credibility to our concerns^ Itshows that the board

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By Mia U-Rycki Advertising Manager Get out the bleach! Gannon soccer will be here this Saturday to do battle. u fAfter the past, weekend the men's soccer uniforms are no longer green and white. They are now a subtle earth tone-mud brown to the tune of 1-0 and 3-1, both losses. The field, which was in bad shape before this weekend, according to coach Trevor Warrren, could not hold the rain that plummeted on Erie last Saturday and Sunday. The already soggy field turned into a swamp of standing water and ankle deep mud. "I would rather play away right now instead of on our own pitch, Warren said. The men, who lost both games this weekend, Saturday to Wisconsin-Pa rkside 1-0, and Sunday to NE Missouri 3-1, were forced to practice indoors all this week in preparation j for their biggest game of the season against Gannon, said Warren. This past Saturday's game against Wl-Parkside was "qu i te a close game," said Warren. "We had our chances. We matched them in midfield but we didn't create enough goal' scoring opportunities up front." WIParkside however capitalized on their chances when Mercy hurst's defense didn't clear a ball. They also got lucky when their shot hit a bump in the goal area and jumped over keeper Craig Dimperio's hands.
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The "slop" of the Geld, as Warren refers to it, worked against the men Sunday. NE Missouri likes to knock the ball up the Geld and run on it, said Warren. However, the Lakers prefer to play the ball on!the ground. I "There was no ground," said Warren. "We were playing in a swamp." Warren doesn't solely blame the condition*.of the Geld for Sunday's loss however. "Some of the players lacked commitment," he said. "When it turned into a battle some players didn't want to get involved." One of Missouri's goals was an "own goal," said Warren.The bal 1 went in the net after it deflected off the wet foot of a Laker de' fender as he tried to clear it Mercyhurst was also missing two starters Sunday. Dimperio is out for the season with a strained, almost ruptured, quadricep muscle. Leon Mumford is also out for at least one week with a strained Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), said trainer Adrian Spracklen. Rich Wagner who played in goal on Sunday did very well, according to Warren. "I'm very happy with his performance. The goals weren't his fault" % Warren jalso praised Jeff Spider's goal. "It was a very good goal," he said. Despite these two regional losses, Warren is very optimistic about beating Gannon this Saturday." Gannon has been scraping by in the last few games," Warren said. "I think they are set for an upset." Mercyhurst lost to them in overtime last year but beat them the year before in Gannon's own tournament The men play Gannon Saturday at 1 p.m. at Scott Park.

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Women runners finish fourth
By Katie Petri Merciad Sports Writer The Mercyhurst women*s cross country team worked together to earn a fourth place finish at the Mount Union College Crosscountry Invitational last Saturday in Akron, Ohio. The Mercyhurst women all finCoach Michael Fraley was dished within 42 seconds of each pleased with the team effort. "A other with Katie Petri leading in half mile into the race, captain j 20:49. Betsey Van Nest made a strong Petri's 12th place overall earned surge that pushed her teammates her an award in the 3.1 mile race. to one of their best performances Theresa Schroeck was close be. hind with 20:59 for*16th place. of this season." • Nicole Putt and Van Nest coin| plcted the course in 21st and 22nd places respectively. Barbara O'Connor ran to a 29th place fin!•• ish overall. Eighty-six runners representing •• 11 teams competed. Meanwhile, the Mercyhurst .. men joined forces for a sixth place finish out of 10 competing squads. Dan.Chase and Michael Brown led the way by finishing the five mile course in 12th and 13th places v respectively. Chase mastered the course in 27:55 while Brown ran itta2T£6.1| * Team captain Brad Allen gave another strong performance finishing in 29:54, good enough for 44th place. y. ^Tbemea!s,$quad was also represented by Seth Carl(58th), Chris ^kullman(72nd)y* • t Scott Choura(73rd), and Mark Paul(75th)^

Mancini adds new life to program
By Craig Rybczynski Merciad Sports Editor ..*' tofy The club hockey team begins the new season this Saturday with a renewed commitment to'the program's success. Mercyhursk hired Gannon Golden Knight coach Paul Mancini. Mancini is well-respected in the Erie area, not only as a coach, but also as a player for the Erie t Blades and Erie Golden Blades. As coach at Gannon he*was awarded "Goacb ofithe Year** Mercy hurst begins the season honors in 1991. He guided the Golden Knights totfhc^Eastern | at home against the Ithaca ColCollegiate Hockey League lege Bombers on Saturday Oct (ECHL)ChampiorishJpthatsame ^23. The blue and green will battle year. > ff Ithaca at the Ice Center^at 3:45 fLeft winger Jason* Lewircom- p.m. .' I mented on Coach Mancini and
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Laker hockey trying to reach championship form
been built around speed and a fast break offense. Gotkin stressed their success They're back on the ice with a will not rest on the shoulders of a G token few,jbut will require an different look! *t jits time to dust off the>fequip- entire team effort. ment, lace up the skates and toss "Having talent is great, but you out a puck. need the grunts and the guys that It'$ hockey season. t\u are going to go into the corners The Mercyhurst Laker hockey and work hard and get their faces team is gearing up for another dirty, he said. year in the Mercyhurst Ice Cen- "We may not be as talented; don't ter. get me .wrong, we still have some Last season the team completed talented players for sure, but if one of its most successful cam- they work hard, hit and skate we paigns in school history. should be in most games." Mercyhurst finished the season On offense, Mercyhurst is led 18-7 and second in Division II by returning veterans Craig hockey, losing in the finals to the MacDonald (57 points) and Bryce Bemidji State Beavers of Minne- Bohun (42 points). But the major sota. force this year that is counted on Despite the success achieved to provide the offensive spark in- Mercyhurst hockey will be looking to replace the likes of Rob last season, Head Coach Rick cludes Kevin]McKinnon, Jon Madia with a team featuring many new faces. Gotkin doesn't feel added pres- Johnson and Art Thomas. and Thomas for the second year, Mirko Pellizzari and Richard Even though Johnson will be sure to win because of the high there will be plenty of scoring Gobbatto left Mercyhurst standards set by previous teams. counted on to be one of the keys to chances." •* Although Pellizzari didn't have the offense, he is confident in his He feels this year's squad is At the blue line, the Hurst re- impressive stats last season he totally different. The 1993-94 abilities and is not worried about turns team captain Trevor Hunt backstopped the Lakers to 16 wins the pressures of this season. "I version of the blue and green feaand hard- hitting John Tsakanikas. in his rookie year. tures a more "grind it out" style. don't think it will really affect me Tom Viola and Justin Proud also This means Scott Barber (11-2, because playing with McKinnon tin the past, Laker teams have play vital roles in the team's de- with a 330 goals against average) fense. must have a another solid year in However, Gotkin's concerns the net in order for the Lakers to about the season are warranted return to the play-offs. If needed, due to the departure of key play- Barber will get support in goal ers, such as the loss ofAll-Ameri- from St. Bona venture transfer placed Miller free kick. By Richard Shelton rHetfd Coach Riciraartis was cans Rob Madia and Andrew Chris Lueck and highly-toted Merciad Sports Writer pleased|with the final ggoal. "I Moir. The team was also hurt up freshman Greg Simmons. With the addition of two goaltraveled to Adelphi a couple of front on offense as Tom With a win and a tie in their weeks ago and/elt that we might DeCoteau, Ken Gushie and Randy ies, Mercy hu rst has ten new pi aypockets after lastrweekend, the have ajehance to score? off a free LaGue graduated. ers on its roster. The Lakers have mud^ spattered women's soccer The program suffered an even also hired a new assistant coach. team is still on course for a place kick.tftaturally I was 'delighted bigger loss in goal, as goal tenders when it went in," he said. Assistant Coach Craig Barnett in the NCAA playoffs.^ Game two against LeMoyne Last Saturday, the Lakers beat Adelphi, 3-1 and on Sunday was a different proposition than played out a 2-2 tie with LeMoy ne the day before. Facing treacherous conditions and a poor referee, College. . The Lakers continue their quest the Lakers found it hard to get their game together against a stub- By Keith Courson ues to rotate his young squad of for a playoff spot this weekend. Merciad Asst. Sports Editor born LeMoyne defense. signal callers. "Until somebody On Saturday, they travel to PhilaThe Mercyhurst Laker football says, 'Hey, I want this position. Forward Baker again put the delphia Textile and on Sunday home team in front only to see her squad played with the best last This is mine and I'm not going to play at Bloomsburg University. Adelphi, ranked sixth in the effort wiped out by a visitors goal Saturday and nearly pulled offits look back,' we'll probably have biggest upset of the season, fall- to keep alternating," he added. before halftime. nation, came to Mercyhurst hop* Golga completed five of his 15 In the second half, LeMoyne ing an extra point short. ing for a morale-boasting win. The 7-6 loss to Wittenberg Uni- attempts for 63 yards and was The Lakers, playing with a strong took the lead, but were pegged wind at their backs were quick to back by^a great valley from versity, became the third for intercepted once. "Golga did some midfielder Lee Ann Kelly, who Mercy hurst this season. Although really nice things for us," said the disappoint them. | there were several bright spots in Laker boss. "We were able to scored off a Scanlan assist Forward Nicole Baker opened A tie was the final outcome of the bout with the Tigers, the Hurst throw the ball a bit more." the scoring with a neatly taken Mercyhurst was able to get on goal, courtesy of a Claire Scanlan the game, after the teams could still struggled on the offensive assist. Top scorer Erini-Stewart not break the deadlock during side of the ball as it managed just the scoreboardfirst,although not 114 total yards after a similar per- offensively, as defensive back made it 2-0 a few minutes later off extra time. Brad Ry zczycki blocked a Tiger formance a week ago. a Becky Miller pass. "We totallyl denominated Coach Joe Kimball remains punt just three minutes into the Adelphi, to their credit, pulled LeMoyne," said Hartis, "But we concerned. "It was frustrating game. Jeff Monreal scooped up within a goal and began to string just couldn't^find fthe net The from an offensive point of view the ball off the carpet and darted a few passes together. girls kept their composure and we because we really never put to- 10 yardsforthe score. The Lakers were not to be out- also had a goal disallowed. It just IHowever, the extra point was gether a drive that could've won done, however, and Scanlan com- wasn't our day." % the game for us," he said, "We blocked and Mercyhurst led just pleted the scoring off fa wellhad moments of brilliance on the 6-0. The Laker kicking situation offensive end on Saturday, but has been shaky from the start of the season because' George nothing consistent.'' Wittenberg football has been Paydock remains on the sideline the epitome of tradition, having injured. Tight end Aaron O'Neill won more games in history (538) kicked the unsuccessful point af| than any other Division III pro- ter. Meanwhile, the Mercyhurst gram and five national champidefense continues to perform very onships. Freshman Matt Golga made his strongly as it limited Wittenberg first career stan for the Lakers at to nearly 120 yards below Its norquarterback as Kimball contin- mal output. 'John Linger paced By Craig Rybczynski k Merciad Sports Editor?
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left Mercyhurst to become an assistant coach at Division I Kent State University. Replacing Barnett is former Canisius College hockey standout Michael Sisti. He has been very influential in the development of youth hockey in the Buffalo area. Sisti will assume the recruiting duties once held by Barnett According to Gotkin, the rookies who have stood out in camp so far are, Ian Crockford, Greg Snetsinger, jMikeiPattison, and Russell Ciesielski. Two of the biggest impact players are Crockford and Ciesielski, who both hail from Michigan. Crockford, a center, was one of the only 36 players selected to tryout for the U. S. World Junior team. Ciesielski will also be looked upon to step into the lineup on defense. The new look Lakers will be tested early, as they travel down south to play Alabama -Hu ntsville on Oct. 29 and 30. ; After Alabama, Mercyhurst journeys to compete in, the Plattsburgh State and Elmira Tournaments. The road to the NCAA finals may not be aneasy one; the team's success lies in the overall play of 26 guys. jBut if Barber can hold them in some close games, the Lakers might be the ones raising up the championship trophy at the end of the season. As an old hockey coach once said, " Offense wins games, but defense wins championships."

Football nearly upsets Tigers
the team with 10 tackles. The Tigers were bottled up until they marched 41 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter. After failing three consecutive times from inside the three-yard line, fullback Marcus Booker punched the ball in from a yard out to tie the score at six. After the extra point, Mercyhurst tra i led for thefirsttime, 7-6. "Defensively, it was another outstanding effort," stated Kimball. "The frustration is there. They realize that they're playing well enough to win but it is a total team effort in this game." Surprisingly, Craig Woodard was held to under 15 yards rushing for the second consecutive week. It doesn't appear to get any easier for the sophomore standout. "Maybe last year Craig as a freshman took some people by surprise and they weren't ready for him," added Kimball. "Well, they' re ready for him now, but I think he's ready to break loose." The Lakers travel to Duquesne next Saturday to square offagainst the Dukes in an evening tilt. The 5 contest will be broadcast with coverage beginning at 6:45 on WMCB88.5FM.*

Sunday, October 24 at 2:00p.m. JV football (5-0) hosts John Carroll Ion the football practice field.

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