FEBRUARY 4, 1972

By Kim Wontenay
Have you been leaving your tray on the table, instead of busing it to the window in the cafeteria?? If you have, fyou can expect a bill of one dollar per week from now on. ^ At "jthe Food Committee meeting held Thursday, January 24, Mr. McClaine explained the clean-up takes-extra time* and effort.| If trays are left on the table, it inconveniences other students and cuts down on space in the already over crowded cafeteria. The Food Committee was informed that the*biggest student gripe was about the cleanliness of eating utensils and the cafeteria itself. (The results of the Saga Food Service Survey are not yet back—when they are they will be posted.) This all important issue is being handled as best as possible by diversified cleaning methods and double checked by cafeteria personnel. Yet, it still appears that thei best way to remedy dirty dishes (if you run across them) is don't use them! Speaking of cleanliness, from now on anyone coming into the cafeteria unnecessarily dirty, sweaty, or muddy, or in bare feet will be refused service. Rumors about a rise in board rates for next year brought on a long explanation about the college-Saga icontracts. ,Mr. McClaine explained that as long as food prices don't increase (which, unfortunately, they are), the company is satisifed with the profit and the school is satisifed with food service performance, a rise in board rates does not occur. It came down to the need for newer, expanded facilities in the cafeteria; along with the rise in utility rates which the*school foots out of the board rates. So, although it hasn't been confirmed, i it pdoes look like board rates are on the rise for next year. (By the way, board Irate is figured on average student attendance to all meals—which is from 60 to 70 per cent Therefore, no reimbursement for all those breakfasts you sleep through!) The next issue discussed was the possibility of starting jlunch earlier for those who have noon classes. Mr. McClaine said he's working on the problem, and by next week, after clearance through the college's administration board, students will be able to receive lunch beginning at 11:00. 1 | K Believe it or not, the quality (or lack of it) of food was also discussed. Hot cocoa drinkers, the mud is going, J the old kind coming back. Although the old, help-your self peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches were banned, Mr. McClaine said he'd start having some ready made for those who might want to have the old standby. Complaints about the grease in foods, too many starchy foods at lunch, and a lack of green vegetables, especially at dinner were voiced. Mr. McClaine said he'd do his best to take care of all three complaints. In addition, he will try to stop serving roast beef .and spaghetti on the same night. Itf?a coupleof weeks well be seeing fresh doughnuts at Sunday -brunch and maybe a toaster out for continental breakfast. Also Mr. McClaine said he'd extend coffee hour till ten or tenthirty if no one would rip-off the bottoms of the disposable cups. Oh! The Saturday night shrimp basket will be continued (yum) !| Remember the I midnight breakfast? Mr. 'McClaine promised us a couple more before the year is out. < • _ Mr. McClaine is very S open to questions and complaints about his service. Any questions submitted to him will be typed up and posted on 'the bulletin board outside the entrance to the cafeteria for public review. He also explained that of those he has to satisfy, his company, the students, and the administration, the students are the hardest to please. For that reason he asks that if you like or don't like something, let him know. So remember, he's kind of like your cook at home - even though; he doesn't look like Mom!s

Mack McCray will appear in the Zurn Recital Hall Tuesday, February];8* at 8:15 p.m.

Feb ruary

Renowned Pianist* Here
By Garyf Dudenhoeffer
"A breath-taking technique. . . His brilliant virtuosity and delicate touch drove the audience to thundering applause and cheers." -|This reaction of the Hamburger Abendblatt was typical of the response to Mack McCray's performances during his 1970 tour of Europe. During this tour he won both wide critical acclaim and tumultuous public ovations. j£ For a young |pianist, McCray has won a generous share of major prizes. A graduate of the Julliard School, he won first prize in both the San Francisco and Charleston Symphony Competitions in 1969. During the same year he took second prise in the International Liszt Competition in Boston, received the Julliard School's coveted Edward Steuermann 'Memorial Award, and a grant from the Martha Balrd Rockefeller Foundation in New York. His career has been highlighted by his winning the Silver Medal in the 1970 International Enesco Competition in Bucharest Coming to Mercyhurst with this impressive Uist of credentials, McCray's concert next Tuesday, February 8, promises to be one of the major cultural events of the year.-His repertoire will include works from* the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Some of the more outstanding works on the program-include two pieces by Stockhausen, Beethoven's Sonata in E, Opus 109, and three movements from Stravinsky's "Petrouchka." The concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. | i McCray is noted not only for his technical skill butialso for the intense rapport he develops with his audience* In each community he augments the formal concert with impromptu exchanges with student and community groups, conducts master classes, and often speaks about the music during the concert itself. McCray has expressed ajdesire to meet with students and conduct a masterclass workshop during his stay at Mercyhurst Anyone interested in this I workshop can contact Sr. Mary Andrew • for further details. I HL..^£-^' '»

By A.J. Adams
..On Februarys! 11, 1972, an encounter session will be held under the auspices of the P.E.O.P.L.E. along with assistance from S.A.C. Also, S.A.C.'s booking of C. J. Bri coincides with the proceedings, and will play a part in an evening that promises to have something .for everybody. $ -• The evening will begin at 8;00 with a general orientation that will provide times and locations for the host of activities to be presented. These include three movies, (The Committee, Metropolis, and a Marx Brothers feature), four musical acts ranging from Back Country Jam's and Sam Vellone's folk style 5 to Isaac Aaron and their hard rock; and Jfrom Marcus Hook's Contemporary^ Jazz Presentation to C.J. Bri whose symphonic rock concert {will feature two "moog" synthesizers. I y * \ * There will also be open jam and forum sessions where students can perform or speak on issues they feel are important, along with la presentation of student films. There* will be a* band improvisation, a^. fi resign theatre hour, and a karate exhibition A dawn religious service and (if we can rustle up some free food) a breakfast will climax 12 solid hours of multimedia entertainment. AND THAT'S NOT ALL.... ..The Mercyhurst Student Art Council has graciously consented to operate an exhibit and sale of student work along with a mural 41 paint-in** of the union walls. ? So add it up, divide it by twelve hours and your answer will have to be the greatest student undertaking in relationship to entertainment this campus has ever seen, and with your support, there will be much more to come.

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By Dave Blanchfield
team will win on Tuesday, whether or not the test will be hard (or if you're a £ teacher whether or not the class situation has deteriorated so badly that a test is needed.) >fv? J I spend lots of time wondering if examples from our shared ex* perience ^here at Mercy hurst. "Why have we changed our curriculum here at Mercyhurst? " " Is a highly developed sports program desirable* or not?" "What does it mean to say accomplish all this. We do create on another, that's another part of the human. condition. This listener must be ode who hears what you say, who tries to understand and who then reacts to your i thoughts 1 thereby also enabling you to react. Originality is more often reacting in your own way to others ideas and actions rather than being a creation of something from nothing. Once you start asking these •• meaning" questions the next step is to use them to help you lee that you know {more and are a ware * of more than you ever dreamed possible. You in ay not know lots of facts but all of you reading this have had at least 18 years of coming face to face with life (sheltered though it may be.) In this 18 or more year encounter you've made many judgements, come to many conclusions, without being aware of how you go there, flj aHKSJTt ^.: ^ I Many of us, for example, get uncomfortable when|we find ourselves habitually watching television. We many continue to do it but we sense something is not what it should be. When given the chance we {feel muchj more comfortable spending an evening talking with a person who cares about us or even bobsledding down a snowy Pennsylvania hill, How do we I account for the comfortableness or the lack of it? Why is it there? g(note, a question.) \ Thej feeling is i there because we have already come to the judgement that it is better to participate than to be passive. This principle is a basic part of theihidden,philosophy oF life many of us share. The aim of much of our thinking should be to uncover this hidden personal world view. Once you start formulating this philosophy of life it makes your decision making much simpler no, not! simpler 3 just more possible. oS m f { W&W% So, ask questions, study your actions and moods (by asking yourself still more question) to see what your philosophy of life is and then on the basis of that make your decisions. Know all the time that it is the thinking and deciding that make you, you. Never think or j decide and you|will always have that terrible dread that you are not really you. ,-JKsS g

Philosophers often speak of his not going to college. what they call Hie human conTo educate yourself, to become ditioa _ Under this heading they you is to first learn how to think Include the essential charac- critically and then based on that teristics of man. For example, thinking to make] decisions, there is; an eternal loneliness choices that come from deep about man. No man is so at one inside jyou and which are so with life that at times he dos not feel cut off from the earth, from strangers, from those he loves. Or again; part of the human condition is that some kind of pain is necessarily involved In all man's efforts to achieve Shis ideals. No man expending himself for a cause or person does not feel hurt, whether it be the hurt of exhaustion or just knowing that your deepest efforts may fail. What I want to deal with here is a part of the human condition many of us feel very s deeply both individually? and corpora tely. For most people the greatest problem is "getting it together ', J-the problem of identity, "Who am I?", "Am I ever going to say or do or think anything that is me, me alone and not somebody else," "Am I ever going to be one, not just with the earth and others but with myself?" It all ties together we suspect. Somehow, all? at^ the same time, I have to be one with the earth, myself and others and if one is missing I'm not there yet. Yet the question always remains, "How do I get to be me?" *$ It's? a question a college must ask herself too. * Maybe the answer to the two question ties together. Believe it or not what !\fercyhurst should be is a place fundamental they create you. The that helps you to get to be you. gospels talk about your heart That is whatt education is all being where your treasure is. I about, it is something you do to would be tempted to paraphrase become you and the role of a that and say where your heart is college is to set up the en- there are your choices and Jthat vironment that will make that you are what you choose. You are possible. Just two weeks ago your commitments. | M ercyhurst affirmed that The first step in becoming you education is something the in- then | is thinking critically, or dividual fdoes to 'himself. Sr. better ? understanding what is Carolyn made this very point as involved in the process that is she presented an honorary degree your thinking. We all think, our to Stanley Lantz. 1 don't know Mr. minds relate to the world we live Lantz but just from listening to in. Usually, however, this him receive the degree I have a thinking is limited to immediate hunch he Is a sincere humble man and practical matters. Our minds who is very much himself despite tend to wonder whether or not the

my car is going to start (it usually doesn't.) All these things must be considered but there is a danger in spending too much of our mind's time there. So the first step in becoming yourself inthinking critically is to try and get beneath this everyday level. How? |By asking yourself questions all the time. There are, However, good questions and bad ones. What you don't need here are| informational • questions. These are questions that bring you data, "What courses are you taking?" What is needed are why questions or meaning questions. To illustrate! let me give

we are a * Christian college?" "What does ijit (mean to be educated?" (When you start asking questions like these you force yourself to I start thinking your own thoughts. Granted you may try to recite something you read in a textbook but somehow you feel phony when you try to answer your own question that way - somebody else's question can fbeVanswered with a memorized response but not your own. So you keep asking these questions and soon you discover you are thinking, things that are uniquely your own. I fjjj§§SS Of course you need a listener to

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By Sr. Rita Panciera
Beginning in the summer of 1972, Mercyhurst College will cooperate with! the Erie Diocesan Mission Office in an acculturation program in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The basic objective of the program will be to give small groups (3 to 8) of American College students of the 1 Erie Diocese an opportunity to live and work in an under developed area of Yucatan, Mexico and experience the culture of a Third World people on their own terms. The program is generally geared to three to six weeks, Ibut it is flexible enough to adapt to college intersessions and summer vacations. ' Father Fernando Avila, the Mexican coordinator of the Mission of Friendship between the Erie Diocese and the Archdiocese of Merida,^will direct a team pi English speaking Latin American experts for weekly seminars on the history i of the Mayan civilization and the present i impediments of economic, social,^spiritual, and political developments of Third World Mexico and Latin America. There are also planned weekly expeditions into the Maya culture areas throughout Yucatan. Short term projects as house building, simple carpentry, nursing, and general home economics will be directed by Erie's Lay Mission Workers, Bill and Joan Grieggs, whofwill administer the program in Sotuta, Yucatan. * Other area colleges cooperating in the program are: Gannon, Villa Maria, Edinboro, Clarion, and.Behrend. To make the program available to as many other students as possible, basic expenses? will be kept to a minimum - transportation to and from j Yucatan plus $10.00 per week for room and board. Since only two groups can be handled at any one session date, reservations should be made by early spring. The screening of all candidates is requested by $ the ] campus ministry office. I A meeting forfall Mercyhurst students interested in the program is ^scheduled for Monday; February 7, at 4:00 in the Campus Ministry Office, Room 211M. 1

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By Bob Beck
.. On a recent trip through the union, a group of students asked me a question concerning a party of theirs that had been raided by the police. The students explained that the police had come in answer to a complaint that they had received about the party. When the students answered the door they voluntarily consented to allow |the. police enter their apartment; When the ] police entered, they i discovered that alcoholic beverages were being consumed by minors. Hereafter ensued many legal complications. The question concerns whether the students were required by law to allow the police into their premises. Luckily, the situation turned out to the advantage of the students. The answer Is definitely "NO*'; unless of course, the police came equipped with that written "door opener" - the search warrant. In this case, or any other life it, the students should only talk to the police at the door. They are legally within their rights to refuse the police.entry. In the future, the students! should remember their 'rights and use them. But, they should also keep in mind that the quieter the parties, the. less official visitors they'll receive. I

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By I Denny Woytek
Oscar award winners Marilyn and Alan Bergman are working * .with Barbara Streisand on a new album which they began two years ago. Miss Streisand, who is now appearing at the Hilton in Las Vegas, and Michel Legrand collaborated on an original yet untitled album, which will be recorded in Europe. Although the songs for the album are composed, they are polishing the songs trying to make them better. The Bergmans are eyeing Oscar nominations for THE SUMMER OF '42 which they wrote for the movie. \ Christmas eve was a happy time at the Hilton because Barb was there for her |annual gift giving pageant Her gifts to the audience were 18 songs wrapped in silk hues and gold tones. She mreceived a standing ovation at the performance. |ller new year ^songbag included SING A SONG (her son's favorite song from Sesame street), J STARTING

To Steed Or Not To Steal
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hits and this one is no exception. Melanie—THE NICKEL SONG; Melanie hit number one with BRAND NEW KEY and now has taken two of the Seekers songs to make her latest; single—THE NICKEL SONG-LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG. Johnny w Cash—A THING

overtime for the remaining part of the 1972-72 on and off Broadway theatrical season. If all goes well with the casting and financing this should be one of the most musical seasons in years. The only hangup is that the record companies are holding back on commitments for original cast albums.

WHERE! 1 YOl| I LEAD, YESTERDAYS, MORE THAN BYOU KNOW,.MY BUDDY, ITS OVER, BEAUTIFUL, and the startling ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER, A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME medley. One less< and a house is on her latest album, Barbara Joan Streisand, along with the song from THE SUMl MER OF'42. \ W | NEW SINGLE RECORDS: Bee Gees-MY WORLD: Gibb and Gibb got together to write this poignant driving rock ballad that offers a $ number^ one spot after HOW CAN |YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? Bread— EVERYTHING I OWN; the bread follows BABY, I'M A WANT YOU with more of David Gates ballad material and it looks good. Elvis Presley—WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING-UNTIL Barbara Streisandias she appears on her latest album cover. IT'S TIME, FOR YOU|TO|GO; CALLED LOVE; 4Jerry Reed Here is a list^of the planned The old Elvis is still making the wrote this for Johnny and it has a albums for the next few months: message, listen. . . THREE TO ONE, an intimate From«<the album? department; revue compiled from the best of Traffic—THE LOW SPARK OF Nancy Hamilton and Morgan HIGH HEELED BOYS; Concert Lewis* three musicals of the 30's cuts from New Haven, New York and 40's. TWO IF BY SEA, with Academy of Music, Detroit's book and lyrics, by Prise ilia Cobo Hall, Pittsburgh Civic, Dewey and music by Tony Williamsburg, Va. at William and Hutchins. THE WONDER I OF Mary and many more. Be sure to HIS PRESCENCE; a Langston By Mark Zine pick this one up. Cat Stevens— Hughes musical adventure, a Straw Dogs, at the Warner, is a WHERE ARE YOU?; a new show based on the works of the film of deep rooted violence, j The album from the man, good too. . late poet with music by Gane . Lighthouse—THOUGHTS OF Bone I and ^Howard Fenton. setting is a quiet village in MOVING ON; Brad Johannsens' THATS ENTERTAINMENT; a England where we* find David (Dustin Hoffman) and his wife cover art is just one of the many musical made up of highlights Amy (Susan George) residing in reasons for buying this album. from musical comedies of her deceased father's mansion. They have followed their very Howard Dietz and Arthur SchDavid his writing his doctorate successful single and album of wartz. GABY, a i rock verson of thesis and has hired Amy's old the same title, ONE FINE Carmen Jones with music |by boyfriend and his associates to MORNING with: another fine Donald Pippin. HOW TO GET make the; necessary household album. THOUGHT OF MOVING RID OF IT, music by Mort repairs. | & ^ ON contains their current singe, Shumaa THE MUSTLER, score TAKE IT SLOW (OUT OF THE by Duke Ellington, Just.a short The violent force slowly creeps list of i some of the records to COUNTRY).! into full swing, i From the The musical mills are working come out in the next few months.. strangulation of a cat, to the final gun shot, one's senses are EDINBORO ENSEMBLE TO APPEAR AT HARBORCREEKg shocked beyond belief. Miss George does an excellent The Bdinboro Wind Ensemble will appear at the Harborcreek High School Auditorium on Wednesday 'evening, February 16, 1972» acting job. She relates fear and beginning at 8:00p.m. This symphonic group is appearing at the local sadness | so strongly that she school under the auspices of the Harborcreek Association for Music becomes the most believeable (H-A.M.). ' < i I St • *& * £ * character in the show. j Tickets, which will be available at the door the evening of the perDustin Hoffman is dominated formance, are $1.00 for adults. All elementary and high school students will be admitted free. The public is cordially invited to atby his pride and self-assured tend. MS. % character. Unfortunately, this places the feelings and wishes of Amy behind his own. | f .<m | | The bloody climax destroys not only the-setting but the characters fthemselves. David-full of pride from this success-leaves to finish 'his job." Amy is symbolically alone, with loss of love and respect. | ?£ Straw Dogs, I believe^ says something to society-why, violence? It is at the same time unpleasant and yet entertaining.

'•'• Shoplifting, which may be petty or grand theft, involves taking and carrying away the personal Spring is jj her e & and I young property of another person. The Mercyhurst i girl's fancy has intent here is to deprive the turned to men. Men bring to mind rightful owner of his valued rings, and rings remind them of property. their Mercyhurst rings. When you're patronizing your The case of the ring was chosen neighborhood's corner store, be by the class of '29. On one side of careful of what you pick up. I the ring is the Mercyhurst shield, know those steaks are tempting designed by Sister M. Pierre, a but if apprehended they will cost co-founder of the college. The between a $25 and $500 fine or a seal is a composite of the Mercy minimum of ten days in the Erie shield, the motto "Carpe Diem," City Jail. • : Shoplifting is an art—a and the name Mercyhurst. f> dishonorable art. The amateur During the war with the Moors. group of Juveniles steal for King James of Aragon requested personal need, an opportunity St. Peter Nolasco to found an presenting itself, the inability to order of men that would ransom resist temptation and the thrill Moorish captives. {They called involved.(or maybe you're just '§ themselves an order of Mercy. In ^hungry), d': %-, When you're low on cash, appreciation, King James gave them his coat of arms, which was grocery stores with the checkout adopted by the Sister of Mercy counters at one extreme end of and is the baste of the Mercyhurst the store can be especially tempting. In the winter, a heavy shield. ISPpI |h * pea coat w^h its roomy pockets The motto "Cape Diem" is solves 4iiy i}problem of con: taken from the Latin author cealment. ^<£& : Horace. "Seize the opportunity" £gThe storekeeper is aware thai is an expression! of what the expensive cuts of meat in flat administration hopes that j the packaging are artfully tucked student body will learn to do. ; inside the waistband of trousers. He knows that more than potatoe The last part of the Mercyhurst chips can be closed inside a shield is the name of the college. Troyer's Farm box. He is also A name was needed that would be aware that shoplifting is a distinctive!and still would in- multimillion dollar racket. The corporate the Mercy name. I effects are long range. Those "Hurst" means a grove, glen, or members of the Mercyhurst Law wooded spot and was chosen after Enforcement Program yare hearing the | name of the Jesuit subject to dismissal from the s chool, Stonyhurst. £$ -' program for .this - type of behavior. This will also hinder an j The other side of the ring is application for any type of federal impressed with the coat of arms job in the future. of Archbishop Gannon. ' EncirNow, slight-of-hand experts, cling botbishields are olive let's reconsider the stakes and leaves, the symbol of the peace your incriminating actions. Will that the college graduates should it be to steal, or not to steal? That be able to bring to the world. Sfc&8 is the question! N * ^ ^ S P S ^ « B * S

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Sports Dope

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By Bill Dopierala
The first few columns of this writer have idea It mainly with why the Lakers have been successful thus far. Also, it goes without saying that the team is definitely heading into 9 the toughest part of their schedule this week. On Wednesday j, night they played 1 Wheeling* on Thursday the University of Pitt at Johnstown, and Saturday they this one, this seems completely ridiculous. At Gannon, the smeu of a possible NAIA berth and the type of record that Mercyhurst has would be enough to send that school into ecstasy. Possibly, the attitude that the athelete isn't human, much less a student, still prevails here. For all * the "toleration" that higher education is reported to instill, it

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On Monday, January 17, the Crew Team, led by Coach Larie Pintea, assembled in the Mercyhurst gym for the first workout of 1972. The two months of fun and easy living were over. Now, it's back to work, and work it is. g There were a bunch of sore muscles that day walking into the cafeteria. And,* if you were among the "privileged" to see the guys stumble into dinner, you know I'm not exaggerating!£ Coach Pintea is looking forward to a successful season In the spring, with a trip to Florida fast becoming a reality. It's not going to be a pleasure trip by any means. J We're scheduled to row against iTampa,I Alabama, i and Marietta on our tour* of the south, iThese three teams are a mong the best in the nation. f[|§ I This year, as last|year, there are about twenty-five men out for crew. The difference this year is not something new. For most of us, it's part of us.I J To be honest— year, when the Coach told us thatTworkouts would be hard, we stuck it out A Gannon College ROTC Cadet begins his decent down the side of a four story building. The cadet is using a rapelling technique which enables a man to decend sheer drops quickly and without injury. because there was nothing else to do. This year we'll stick it out because we are a team. n S Coach Pintea expressed^ his "sentiments" on the first day of practice. He said we will be in top physical condition by the time of our first race against Tampa on March 25 in Florida. This means a lot of hard work and sacrifices on the part of all twenty-live men. I This past fall we proved to the school, and to ourselves, that we weren't going to be a pushover.;* All of the work we do in the winter pays off in the spring. We proved that to ourselves last spring. With the schedule we have it will take much! hard . work and practice to keep i n condition. But, with the |memoriesiof the' victories and the great: feeling of accomplishment that came with it last fall, we won't give up. : *;; I Last} fall we lost a couple of close races.gK That's why ' the Coach is so intent on putting us in the best physical shape. You see, he has this philosophy— it's not how you play the game, it doesn'ts mean a thing if you don't win.r-,':' ,


tFunnymTh ing < Happened | On!The IWay |7of Thel Forum
Roman style farce is packing them in at The Erie Playhouse. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", opened on Friday, January* 28, and tilings haven't been the same since. In fact they may never be the same. For a long time now, people have been saying that the reason people don't go out to the theatre any more is that they want to be able to forget the cares of the day and find something to relax and laugh about. The theatre and the movies have $ become more and more preoccupied with the troubles of the world—even Neal Simon has been getting more and more involved with human problems. The Erie Playhouse having taken notice of the grumblings of America's non-theatre audience has £ put together a no holds barred!production of the most non-message show to come along since * 'Helzapoppin''I Adapting the philosphy that if a little is good, a lot should be better, they have taken a musicalforceand produced it in a style that should make an old burlesque comic turn green with envy. | f | E fig "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" steals its plot from the comedies of Platus tiie Roman Playwright who kept rather broad-minded .Homan audience in stitches over two thousand years f ago. All the gimmicks are there, mistaken identities, masquerades, men in drag I and good old-fashioned pratfall slapstick. To be honest the show doesn't really have a plot, it has an excuse to keep an audience laughing until the theatre flow. W I I Tickets are still available for most performances—the *show runs through Sunday, February 6th. Show time is 8:30 except for Sunday Night's performance which begins at 7:30. To reserve tickets, call the Playhouse boxoffice, 899-7008. 2§? i <2£; 1

As evidenced by the background of this picture, the Lakers can't j even depend on home game support.
will play Point Park at the Pitt fieldhouse. However, this column will not be devoted to an analysis of the team of their schedule. What we are going to explore is the amount, or lack of, real spirit shown at Mercyhurst I I That the team exhibits spirit is beyond question. From the top scorer down to the last man on the bench, the Lakers have shown a cohesiveness that exemplifies all good teams. A good deal of the faculty and administration, along with about 150-200 students have shown a great deal of support Beyond this, there has been .'a definite visible lack of Interest, on this, campus. If the team was losing consistently, it might be understood—but we have a winning team!! | No one in their "right mind" could have predicted the kind of season the Lakers have had to date. However, if one visited this campus, it would be hard for him to even picture the Hurst as having any sort of basketball team. Except for^ the campus bulletin board in front of Zurn one couldn't even guess when the team was playing. There are no signs to help build support. Room to room solicitation to get people to attend home games via bus have failed a number of times. To a number of observers, including


Several Mercyhurst students have expressed interest in taking R.O.T.C. at Gannon College. Due to this seems that may be one only has to interest, the Admissions! be tolerant-to a certain extent. Office has asked; a True, this might be conjecture of representative of* Gannon's this writer's part; but he fails to R. O. Tf C. unit to speak to see why there is a tremendous Mercyhurst students on apathetic attitude on this camMonday, February 7,-1972 in pus, A campus that is as "close" Room 114 Zurn Halljjat 7:30 as this one is supposed to be, p.m. ~M £ 1% should not have the attitude that Mercyhurst * students ?xists here. There seems to|be would be eligible to enroll in many efforts to generate interest either a 2 year or 4 year in a number of areas. But, if the i program. | Students may underlying antagonism continues, qualify for full scholarships it>is no wonder why so many and receive a $100 per month projects fail. One can't blame stipend during their junior lack of support for the basketball and senior years.-Also, R. O. team solely on agencies that are T. C. students are currently formed to generate spirit It is the deferred from the draft (this whole rotten attitude that j peroffers an alternative for meates this institution that mark those with a low ilottery most endeavors for less than number). Those students successful before they start It who would like to know about was stated once that athletics the R. O. T. C. program and academics go together - it should attend! this inprovides a | full experience in formative meeting. S t US higher education. If one can't support i athletics in any way, and just exists on this campus for grades alone or vice-versa, that individual is defeating the purpose of a college education. A fuller experience is promised by all colleges, well, how'does one get a fuller experience by only supporting one segment of that experience? Isn't it about time that this college campus got it "all together" for a change?
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