MARCH 4, 1977


ByBobNatalo W* v t! And Mark Cipriani Some discrepancies have been found in Mercyhurst's handling of state education grants by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Audits, college officials acknowledged last week. ; ^Although the final report has not yet been filed, Vice President of Business Services George Kidd speculated that the main problem uncovered by the audit may be r that a number of students declared eligible by Mercyhurst to receive funds did not meet state requirements to be considered full time students. The state requires that a full time student earn at least 24 credits per year, distributed evenly over three terms. A full time student rby Mercyhurst's standards is one who takes eight courses over a year, gsgff Our system doesn' t meet their guidelines," Kidd said. "This was the main reason for the discrepancies." . Kidd emphasized the school's responsibility in determining a student's eligiblity status. In a statement released earlier, college President Dr. Marion

Registration for Weekend College spring term begins Monday, March 7. Students planning to take courses can register in the Special Programs Office, located on the first floor of Old Main, across from the Information Office. Some of the 33 credit courses offered this Spring include Sports in American Society, Economics of Aging, Marketing Research, Human Growth and Development, Intro to Career Education, Writing, Counseling and the Young Adult, and Ethnics of Business. Among the 18 non-credit and Special Interest Programs offered through Weekend College are Conversational French, Geology in Erie County, Improve Your Vocabulary, and Beginning Tennis. And two courses, Adventures in Attitudes and Management of Volunteers, offer .two credits as well as being offered for a noncredit fee. According to Program Specialist Kathy Skerlong, "the weekend classes are generally scheduled for people who find it convenient to attend college weekends. "However," she added, "fulltime Mercyhurst students are welcome to take any of our courses and are encouraged to drop into the Special Programs Office to pick up the spring schedule." ,. Weekend College runs in conjunction with the regular fulltime spring schedule. There will be no weekend classes scheduled over the Easter weekend. Classes will conclude Saturday, May 28.

Weekend College Readying

By John Bruno Mercyhurst's annual Open House for prospective students drew varied opinions but earned an overall satisfactory rating from college workers directly involved with the event. The four-hour Open House showcase, held last Sunday, February 27, in the Student Union and several classrooms in Zurn, hosted what one student worker called "a steady but modest" flow of high school students and their parents. Jack Riley, assistant director of admissions, was more enThe American College and thusiastic, calling the day "a University Service Bureau has a total success." "What made it work was the service to help students obtain funds from grant giving foun- cooperation between students dations. \> -r« r ...... and faculty," Riley said. The bureau offers its help to "Everyone showed up in full deserving students by supplying force and everything seemed to names of foundations and flow and come together." An admissions office guidance as to how to go about obtaining funds from these spokesman later said this year's Open House turn out was the places. I For more details on this ser- largest on record. Dr. Barbara Weigert, chairvice, students may write: American College and University person of the education departService Bureau, Department S, ment, complimented the student 728-5050 Poplar Avenue, Mem- guides for "doing a good job of touring the students.' phis, Tenn.f 38157.

Shane attributed the errors primarily to rapid rise in student enrollment which"created heavy burdens for an overworked financial aid office." "(From now on) students will have to meet PHEAA guidelines to "be certified eligible," Kidd said. "We've almost got the problem straightened out." Changes Promised Kidd said the college's financial aid staff will be expanded and that a full time financial aid director will be appointed this summer. James Lanahan currently is director of both financial aid and admissions. In addition, Kidd said, student billing records will be computerized next year and tied in with the financial aid office. Dr. Shane said the college took corrective steps last year when it first learned of problems in the awarding of student grants. As a result, Shane said, "the audit just completed reveals very few errors relative to this year's grants." Dollars Not Discussed College officials say they have not been told how many errors made during the four years under audit were uncovered. Kidd said he did not know the amount of grants money Mercyhurst will have to repay the state. "We won't know for sure until late spring," he said. "Although I suspect that we'll have to pay back something, the amount shouldn't be that large." The next step will be a "pencil report" during which school authorities will discuss the preliminary, unofficial findings with the auditors. The auditors will then submit an official report to Harrisburg, where a decision will be made on how much Mercyhurst must pay back to the state. Kidd said the auditors, who are currently beginning a similar investigation at Edinboro State College, "left the door open" to further investigate here. School officials still claim they do not know why Mercyhurst was chosen for the audit. "For all we know," Kidd said, "we could have been drawn out of a hat."

BREATHIN' FIRE - The Mercyhurst men's basketball team qualified for a spot in the District 18 Playoffs for the first time in five years with last Saturday's rout of California (Pa.) State. But not even the courtside growling of head coach Dick Fox (pictured above) could prevent a narrow loss, and elimination, at the hands of Pitt-Johnstown Tuesday. Tournament coverage is included in this week's expanded sports section, which begins on page 7.

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She added that organization of the event was the best in memory because of "an excellent advertising campaign"—which included several local television and radio spots. Vincent Ward, assistant professor of home economics, observed that two types of students attended: "Those who asked pointed questions and those who stood and stared and strolled by with a vast disinterest in everything." Music major Elaine Lucas, remarked that "the kids know what they want to do with their lives better than I did when I was in high school." James Kinnane, associate professor of law enforcement, noted with some: surprise that many of the female students

inquired about police work. The majority of women presently enrolled here, Kinnane said, are into probation work. Captain Mike Konopka, assistant professor of military science at Gannon College, represented the ROTC program at the Open House. Konopka said he founa the women to be "more mature in judgement" and "not as leery as the men are concerning military service." Student Activities Director Jan Gatti said the people who stopped by her office snowed a variety of interest. "They asked good questions, which surprised me," Ms. Gatti said. "They wanted to know about clubs on campus and what work there was in the Student nion.

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This edition of THE MERC1AD marks the last of the winter term. Publication will resume April 1. The deadline for all copy and photos to appear in that issue is Tuesday, March 29.





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Some Personal Reflections
The^Voice of the • Mercyhurst Community



FEBRUARY 25,1977

Staff Editorial

To The Editor: §

Congratulations Lakers'
I would like to express my sincere congratulations to the Laker basketball team and their coach for the fine performance they've given the Mercyhurst community this past season. Trye,J the Lakers did lost to U.P.J, in the opening playoff round omMonday, but the performance they gave was jutterly exciting. For that matter, the performance they've given all season has been utterly exciting. What is truly encouraging about this year's team was the depth on the bench. Each man, from Ed Jones to Bill Link, played up to the standards of a playoff team. •& What is even more encouraging is the fact that only one person will be leaving the team, which of course keeps the Lakers with playoff potential for next season. That one person who is graduating is Jeff Davern. Davern has contributed his share in making this year's team a better ball club. 1 | Of course, there is not a standout on this team. There is not that one man who shines more than the others. It's a group effort and so it should be. The day of Jesse Campbell is over ;f the day of the team is here. The team, such an easy word to say, but* easier said than done. Yet, ithe Lakers did it. | Even after losing such close knit ball games as Edinboro or Pitt Johnstown,* they still managed to bounce back. To sum it up, they said innheir own'way,*''We're for real" and they were. {With the completion of the campus center for next season, I can only hope that students will give next year's team the-support that they deserve.f But. for awhile, let's catch our breath. With only one senior graduating, it's pleasing to know thatjthe Lakers will once againjin a year have playoff potential. Once again, congratulations on a fine and exciting season. Chris Van Wagenen

Features Are Childish

To the Editor: J Before :I go any further, I must apologize for my bluntness, bordering on crudeness, for it is not a lack of means in expressing my opinions, moreover just wanting to be direct, cutting through any pretense of tact. It isfmy personal .opinion that the majority of The Merciad's ^feature articles are childish, totallyirrelevant, and insulting to anyone who spends $1,200 some dollars a year to attend school to be educated. Since I began attending Mercyhurst this winter, I have been following the Merciad and have yet to read an article that is atcontinuem of the thinking process. \I'm > sorry, but I see no redeeming value in articles about Graffitti or Pinball Machines or three pages with space allotted for the ad "I did it", whert obviously nothing has been done. * Articles that seem to|state a message, such as, in February 25th's article "Could We Sur: vive", end up being a spood fed pablum. I don't mean to personally criticize anyone, but I'm all for a paper that has humor and reports the current business—social events surrounding our college, but please not exclusively. Let's consider the world we're entering upon graduation and develop a realistic approach so as to make for a smooth integration. I I could go on and on, but it is easy to lambast. So, as a gesture toward controversial journalism, I submit an article on something I believe relevant to all: the future politicos who have a hand in our lives, to the future moms who'll feed us (sic) and to the rest of us as unavoidable consumers. • { Karen Croot ' Editor's Note: The article submitted by Ms. Croot appears on Page 5. j? I would like to make one point clear, as far as the space allotted for the "I did it" ad, it was paid for by the advertiser and since |it is advertising that helps to pay some of the production costs for The Merciad, the placement^ of these ads is primary in our newspaper.

The next 40 days are important ones for my Christian and non-Christian friends. I suspect they can be for all of us here at Mercyhurst. I would like to share some thoughts with you, the students, faculty, administration, all of whom I consider my friends. About a month ago, I twisted my knee. To say the least, Ut has affected my lifestyle: I walk more slowly; I step more deliberately; I react with caution. As I reflect on this, I see good in my situation. This enforced lessening of pace-has given me time to look around me from a different perspective. More as an observer than participant; more as an outsider than insider; more objective than subjective. For these next 40 days of Lent or reflection, let us all step back and reassess what we are doing to each other; let us during this time of special meaning, rededicate ourselves in our own ways to being what we are capable of being, persons with compassion and caring for each other. Let us replace negativism with positivism. Let;us speak to each other, not,about each other. I Let us forgive, not blame. Let us not judge so quickly. Let us fast from discontent but give gratitude for what is good in our own lives. Let us fast from complaining but be appreciative and supportive. ' Let us fast from suspicion andi gossip but rather reach out to understand. Let us treat each other with the love, respect and trust each of us would welcome. These are trying times in our society today, yet here at Mercyhurst these days can be;the beginning of growth for all of us. Let us all be friends with each other. No need for all of us to twist a knee. Joseph Pizzat? ATTENTION DRIVERS!!! i 3 As this is the year that new license plates are issued, St will be necessary to have your new plate number. Please fill in the form below, cut it out and drop it off at the Security Office, Mail Room, or Information Room. \ Thank You \ Security Department Name Address Old License Plate No New License Plate No

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I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the World's Largest Snowball conA very \specials thanks to all members oflthe test, which took place on February 19. Mercyhurst Community for their help, patience f Mercyhurst should be proud of their conand cooperation over the last two months. Open tribution to Multiple Sclerosis. I do feel, House wasfthe climax of Admission Month. Its however, that Mercyhurst should get involved person in more activities! of this nature. The Dance at Mercyhurst. We had the largest number off Marathon for Exceptional Children! and the Snowball contest met with a good dear of suppeople on campus for any Open House port and enthusiasm< from the Mercyhurst and most of all the largest student attendance. Erie communities. \ Thank you! I think that MSG should take advantage of this JimLanahan support and enthusiasm in the future by helping Jack Riley out with other worthy causes such as these. Karen Schultz SuzetteBoyer Dianne Walsh

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WRITERS A N D CREATORS: N e w s Department: G e e NeCastro, Chris Filipi, Nadine Belovarac, Richard F r a s c a , * Chris Van Wageuen, John Bruno, Vicki Martlnago, Mark Cipriani, Bob Natalo. Feature Department: DarleneJ Keith, Mark Nicolazzo. Mary Anne Ferraro, Lisa Manendo. Sports Department: Bob Derda Jr., Donna Walker, Mike Phillips. Kit-hard Birmingham. £& t Business Manager:, f Lisa Manendo, Mary Anne Ferraro Faculty Consultant William Shelley Typists: Mary Anne Cochran, Melonie Nash, Julie Collins The Merciad accepts, In fact encourages, the submission of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of thevMercyhurst College c o m m u n i t y : students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school.'However. I responsible Journalists we? must; reserve? the following rights: 1. The right to revise copy into standard English; 2. The right to revise copy into correct journalistic form; 3. And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change meaning) to fit layout d e s i g n . ' * | In addition, Letters to the Editor must be signed, must be factually verifiable, and must be written in good taste. N a m e s will be withheld upon request, but false names will not be used.

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I i GregZaffuto Hopefully get a Jjob in Psychology preferably in art therapy or in counseling afield.

mCindy Belczyk} I'd like to get', a job in management or public administration or get a fellowship to get a|MBA or MPA. %







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Glenn Hollenbach Possibly getting .a job in Juvenile Domestic Relations or doing summer theatre.



Art Expressions Exhibit Displayed! By Students
On March 6, the opening day of Two Mercyhurst students, Carolyn * Pommer and * Annoel the exhibition, a reception will be Krider will exhibit their art held from 2-4 p.m. f expressions at the Erie Public Museum, 356 West 6 St. from PI March 6-27M »j £& | Various art dimensions will be displayed including fiber-fabric, printing, painting, ceramics and drawing. 'Ms. Pommer attended Penn State and will graduate from Mercyhurst in 1977 with a B.A. in Art Education. | Ms. Krider studied art in Mexico, specializing in weaving and ceramics. She attended Lake Erie College | with a | major in theatre and will also graduate from Mercyhurst in 1977 with a B.A. in Art Education. Both f-students*- belong to numerous art organizations Carolyn Pommer and including the Northwestern Pa. Annoel Krider % Association of Artists (NPAA).

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Business Classes Will Compete Sunday
In preparing for a career, in business, .•' the jMercy hurst student is attentive to this fact and learns how to utilize?the concept! of constructive competition in the classroom setting. At the,senior level, prior to entering a business field, many students are required to enroll in a \ course known as Business Policy. $• This particular subject is presented by in-depth analysis of actual case studies, with the student responsible for determining a corporate plan-strategy which can feasibly be implemented by the organization in question. He must draw from his previous knowledge acquired throughout his undergraduate studies in finance, management, Pictured above are cast members of "Flowers for Algernon**-who performed in the dress rehearsal marketing, ^accounting and Sunday,!February 27, (1. to r.) Tom McDermott was Charlie; Sue Datz, Chairlady; Sam Cohen. Joe; related areas to support his Joan Norris Mrs. Feldman; Jan Kramer as Gina: and Glenn Hollenbach as Frank. I ultimate decision. Following his personal analysis, the tstudent must then present his findings to thejj class p with accurate documentation and be.prepared to clearly defend his position. Typically, two or three members aretindividually -assigned to a Erie Mayor Louis J. Tullio conducted by Dr.. Jean Lavin, class. s She stated that the class certain case with an alloted time spoke on February 28 to the Art of Associate Director of Counseling Leadership class on the subject of Services and Lecturer A| in "brought together theoriesfand to state;each view. Once'.this Sociology, who cited the Mayor's literature of leadership with the takes place, rebuttals among the "the Mayor as Leader." The interdisciplinary class is visit as a "marvelous expose* of actual implementation." students are permitted, with the leadership in action". i % \ opportunity to compete with one According to Dr. Lavin, Mayor another for a viable solution to Tullio spoke for 40 minutes on the overall situation. topics as the/redevelopment of | | A S one can suspect,\ such an downtown Erie, as well as the experiential type of learning can difficult task of finishing the prove to be quite interesting and construction of the Erie Hilton, exciting. For this reason, the two and the negotiation of a comBusiness Policy classes fwill munity center of athletics land compete against each otherJ'in a cultural affairs. §§ tournament on Sunday, March 6, Dr.| Lavin commended Mayor from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Tullio fori the experience! of his H4Z to finalize the term's efforts. interacting with the student for Judges for the event will be Mr. more than an hour. She also noted JerrypKenwood (course |inthat the mayor hinted that he structor), Mr.^Tony^Lucas and might like to fteach at MerMr.iJim Trottas) The afternoon's cy hurst after his tenure as format includes both prepared mayor ends. i and improvisational discussions L The Mayor's appearance was and rebuttals by S the J various scheduled by Robert Pratheiy groups. J 8| | Vice President of Development. Undergraduates in the The mayor's visit prompted Business division fare urged to Dr. Lavin to reflect on her attend all or part of these "exciting experience" as lecsessions so asjto see what they turer of the Art of ^Leadership Mayor Louis J. Tullio Dr. Jean Lavin will be involved in once they reach their senior year. In addition, this session is open to all members of the Mercy hurst community (students, faculty, ^administration) who enjoy good, productive competition. §£


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Don't wait until graduation to start looking for a job.-If you hope to find a* job by July* you should have begun your job hunt by now. Ally seniors who have not, as of yet, stopped by the Career Planning and Placement Office a nd registered with us, should do so right away. jUpon registering with the Career Planning and Placement Office, we can start your credential file and put you on our job newsletter list. Also, at this time we can give you tips in a variety of career planning areas such! as resume writing, and interviewing to name a few. Also, seniors who have not picked up their free|copy of the magazine "Graduate" are urged to do so. UPCOMING RECRUITERS j ON CAMPUS: Baltimore Countv jjSchools Towson, MD - Monday, March 7. Open only to the following education majors: Special Ed., English Ed., Science Ed.j Home Ec. Ed., Math Ed. I M Southwestern Life Insurance Co.?: - Thursday^, March 24. Interviewing for Sales' and Management Positions!Business and Education majors. £ l Anne Arundel * County Public Schools, 5 Annapolis'MD - Thur,sday| March 31.$ Interviewing prospective teachers in the following areas only-: Industrial arts.jScience, math, special ed. and secondary language arts with emphasis in reading and or journalism/ 4i I

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Do You Remember The Cranberry Crisis? I
By Karen Croot 1 I distinctly! recall my cousin making a tug point about not eating the cranberries on Thanksgiving of 1959 . . . but let me go back to the beginning. While I was sitting at my kitchen table, plowing through my 10-page thesis paper Friday night, I decided to take a wellneeded „ ^^ read an interesting article in the March 1977 issue of the Atlantic Monthly. Well, although this article may read slightly tongue-in-cheek, this one in the Atlantic Monthly wasn't, for it dealt with the environmental catastrophies the J United States has experienced ever since 1959, beginning with the cranberry crisis. i The era nberryfcrisis was J for those Who have forgotten, a usage of -the cancer causing herbicide;and aminotriazole in the; states of Oregon and Washington.^ This crisis has seemingly passed, but what of the many that have not or are yet to come. £ I Though DDT has, been banned since 1963,Swe may not feel its effects for at least a few decades. There is unassailable evidence that DDT has been carried by air, sea and living organisms as far as the South Pole, ?and the quantity of DDT used since first introduced in 1942 "has allowed for a long term build up in«the fatty tissues in both man and animate." f J 3ffi This should be nothing new, we've been DDT' d to death (facetiously speaking) since Racheal Carson's book Silent Spring was released. But what of the alternatives that have replaced *DDTf jare l they any safer? ^ ™ W* ***•* y^The herbicide most commonly used now, as in the grape crops of North East, is destroyed by rain and other natural elements in a matter of days but this substance "comes from the same molecular family as the nerve gases in this country's chemical weapons stockpile." Draw your own conclusions but the fact is that these organophosphates, through misuse, have sickened and killed children, spray-plane pilots and farm workers who inadvertently absorbed this chemical through the skin or by mouth. The cyclamates ban enacted in 1963, because^of its relation to cancer and genetic defects, continues being processed and sold, though not in the United States but to Canada,, Germany and other countries where cyclamate is used {[in beverages and food products lust as it was in the United States before the ban. A more recent controversy is the chlorofluorocarbons theory
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Turkey, your studies take up all your time.'' t j" Before coming to Mercyhurst he .attended the ^University of Bosphorus in Istanbul for two years 3$ studying* chemical engineering,; T ^ While attending the university, a conflict broke out between the students who were socialists and the government which was
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that has not yet been banned but will most likely be in a couple years. The^ believed inert propellent, found in most all aerosal spray cans, has been found to eventually reach the stratosphere where is "attached by ultra-violet radiation and is broken down chemically and releases a chlorine atom. This in Consequently the students turn reacts with a single ozone boycotted and the molecule (composed of three closed the university. ^ ^ ^ oxygen atoms) setting off a chain "My decision to comelto reaction which doesn t stop until Mercyhurst was because I was in hundreds of thousands of other Erie once before and I liked it ozone molecules are destroyed." pretty much } 1 j It has been estimated by the "I was a foreign exchange scientst who began the whole I bra li m (Abe) Mentesh student in 1972 at the Harborozone layer study—Rowland As you stroll into the Student creek High School. I stayed Molina, chemist at the University Union;- sometime and pass the with the Faulhaners, an of California at Irvine—that at § ping pong tables, it would be a American family." the present | rate. of ! Majoring in chemistry, Abe good Idea to duck. chlorofluorocarbons use (% If you're wondering why. the would like to either go to med million tons a year) by the year 2000 (23 years), 7-14 per cent of answer is flying ping pong balls school or enter a graduate school the ozone will be depleted.: That which are being hit very hard by to study for a .career in the oil depletion is enough to destroy Ibrahim (Abe) Mentesh, the industry. Now studying here, ho lives in crops -and interfere with the foreign student from the island of McAuley Hall and finds it quite world weather patterns, not to Cyprus** I like Mercyhurst because the different from the dormitories in mention increase the susceptibility of skin cancer among fair studies here are fairly easy and Turkey. u Turkey,! com pi ex ed individuals. Th\s is you have time to socialize. In arelnconstructedthe dormitories and furnished one incident that can be stopped with the students in mind. by you, the reader, in your home "They do the student's laundry or dorm room. * and make their beds. It's like Pentak Sp II:with 14 55mm The mercury scare has seemed having a maid." lens, case and Pentax 3.5 to have been forgotten, but not if ^Another thing Abe finds dif35mm lens. $300. Also Vivltar one heard about five Indian ferent is the activities we have 70-210 zoom le ylth macro fishermen r while fishing in the here. £ j focus. $220. Lvu>ihing for James Bay area of Quebec in The 1977 summer session of the "Although there isfping pong, $500. Call Hob at 864-9375. August I976'i who contracted Grindstone School for Peace definite signs of > mercury Research, Education and Action which I enjoy and other activities j poisoning from the fish they were will be held on Grindstone Island catching. This ban, in particular, (50 miles southwest of Ottawa) is one that was enacted but not from July 30 to August 19. totally enforced due to the *The School offers students, politics of the companies. As if teachers and activists an inth the political goverment and tensive course on major social 905 W 38 business don't already \ react justice issues , with la special ERIE, PA. 16508 slowly enough to these ills, a ban emphasis on working toward Phono 8680222 proposed March 1976 against the solutions through academic use of i mercury fungicides in research, public, education and paints was 'turned down by the community organizing. For more Environmental Protection information and application DISCOUNT Agency. The reason being "the forms, I write: Coordinator A, ban would cost the jobs of 40 Grindstone School, 562 Johnson employees and wipe out expected Street, ^Kingston,* Ontario, sales of 4 million in 1076.'^jgNjj^l Canada, or phone (618) 549-4129. And I'm just skimming over a Space is limited and inquiries few, for like I said I've got this 10 should be; made] as soon as page thesis paper to do, but what possible. of the threats to come. Since the 1920's asbestoes has been known to cause asbestosis, a type of pneumonia related to a building PARABLE! PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS up of fibers in workers' lungs but since the 1930's it has been known that breathing and even indirect vi contact with asbestoes is the cause of two types of cancer, one is lung cancer, the other is mesothelioma, "a.*:rare and deadly cancer that affects the lining surrounding the lungs and body cavity." The crazy thing is that in spite of all the statistics, still! no regulations have been imposed and, only now is the problem beginning to be viewed as a serious threat. £M. But what can one do? (In M keeping with Kerrigan—a good argumentive article ^always contains alternatives so here's THE FINEST IN JESUS ROCK j my bit). Write ridiculous articles F O R M E R QUITARISTfof G L A S S H A R P that only hassle people's minds? I Vt. personally believe that there are a few routes of action as in the chlorofluorocarbons, just that they not use aerosal cans; in shopping for foods, read labels, discriminate between the food with the most chemicals and the least; the cafeteria I honestly don't know, butfreally it doesn't hurt to know what's hurting you.

here, there are much more In Turkey. At the university we had an actual disco on campus and a real theater, too. "I miss scuba diving, too. It's impossible to dive in Lake Erie because it's too polluted. In the Mediterranean Sea, it's great." j Moving from the area of activities at Mercyhurst to the studies, he had some favorable remarks about the classes and the faculty. Jj * JL -t j h "Small class sizes are nice because I can get to know the teachers and get into the subject more. The faculty is really very friendly and some of the students are too. "My favorite group of people that I ve met in Erie since I came here last April is the Polish. I "They nave great personalities. That's all I'm going to say about them. The rest is a secret." & One thing that isn't a secret about Abe is his great playing style in ping pong. So, if you're ever in the Union and see Abe, ask him to play ping pong with you.> You may encounter a few painful moments but it will be worth it.

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By Sue Fuss v,As I sat down to my daily Saga surprise the other day, I started reading a booklet called Lifestyle Index-76. Thumbing through I came upon a fact which seemed to apply to the moment's activity: "AH in all,?we use about eight calories of energy to obtain a single calorie of food.'' 1 At first glance it seemed like just another statistic and I started to read on. But then I stopped *and started thinking about a ratio of 8 to 1. I started to brings it down to simple terms. For every 8 apples, I only get 1. For very candy bar in the machines, 7 are "used up". Seven turkeys never make it to the store counter because mine is pre-basted, -injected, and equipped with a pop-up timer. If there are -8 of? us sitting at the table for dinner,2 it* took all the energy on the trays of the other people there just to produce my meal. ( | -1 | § Everyday we i are deluged by numbers and facts and it is often hard to put them into perspective. One thousand begins: to look like one I million, for one hundred, and besides, who's ever seen a thousand of anything at 4>ne time? The government spends millions and even billions, but who has ever seen a million dollars at one time? p. Obviously, considering everything in terms of £ candy bars or* trays is being very simplistic and overlooks a lot of important facts and conditions. But maybe we need to reduce some of our numbers to see just what we're talking about.rEightto-one is easier to grasp than 64 to 8. The next time; you |get Ja number thrown at you,f try switching your^ perspective to apples and oranges and see what happens.

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Flowers For Algernon

Kupetz And Schmidt Share The Honors'
Andrea Kupetz and H. Charles Schmidt have both taken; on duties above what is required of them, ifor their Senior Thesis, Flowers For Algernon. The basic goal of it he show's director, Andrea Kupetz, was to prove that, "a Senior Theater major could direct a main stage production that was of the quality for an audience to see, and within a month's rehearsal." j j H. Charles Schmidt, who plays the lead role of Charlv. also took on the responsibility of light and set design, b f ku Since the choosing of Flowers For Algernon last March, Schmidt has put in an "easy couple hundred hours work." ? K Schmidt believes that a "Senior Thesis should be above what a student would normally do should show? a student's accumulative knowledge of the past four years." | | ""Theater Arts is everything to do with theater. I want to prove to my advisors that this is what I've learned." - .* $ ; ^ Of course no production can go without the hard work of the cast and crew. Ms. Kupetz summed it up nicely. I | | "I've got one of the best casts and crew I could possibly have for this particular show." M% Schmidt portrays- the r character of a mentally retarded man who undergoes [ surgery to improve his intelligence. He soon becomes a genius and learns that life is not only full of love and laughter, but also tur¥



H. Charles Schmidt and Andrea Kupetz moil and bitterness. "Charly, |in Flowers $ For Pertaining to his character, Algernon, speaks to all of us who Mr. Schmidt feds that, "There's have ever been through any kind something lacking in all of us, so of pain, and yet at die same time have experienced .;; happiness." we can relate to him. Both Andrea and Chuck have "I'm hoping that through this play, if just one person goes out proven their point as can be seen and doesn't laugh at a han- in their production which will be dicapped person, I've achieved playing nightly through March 5. my purpose." y ;.., The shows will start at 8 p.m. in Ms. Kupetz explained, the Little Theatre.

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Movie Review Kills' Cast Loses Kickf
By Rocco Riazzi £ BUGSY MALONE A motion picture of a different style!! "Bugsy Malone" stars a cast of numerous children in the leading roles portraying mobster leaders and cabaret singers. Bugsy Malone was the toughest man in the city of Chicago and Fat Sam needs him to overthrow his enemy. The plot of the movie outlines the same styles of the early gangster pictures of Hollywood: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl. | "Bugsy Malone" is entertaining up to the point where the novelty of children gangsters becomes monotonous. The idea of having a children all-star cast is truly a different idea, but it comes to the point of ridiculous. The children seem like the Munchins of OZ who after thirty years become hoodlums. | The picture is produced by Paul Williams. I fknow that Williams has a hang up on being short, but I didn't think that he would resort to this! I'm not really saying that you will not enjoy the movie, but I, myself, would not be tempted to attend the movie twice. (Now showing Exclusively at Cinema World. In u c *nd week. Rated G»)

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MARCH 4.1977

The Mercyhurst sports community has lost a great contributor and competitor in Frank Sands. Frank has left the 'Hurst to become head crew coach at the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln, As a "Cornhusker", Frank will head the entire crew program^ varsity men's, women's, and freshmen. *„ This past season at Mercyhurst, Frank served as a coach for the freshmen team, which performed well in the races. He said that the program at the 'Hurst is in good hands with head coach Jack Gartner, and assistants Al Belovarac and Jay Marcinowski. » ; Frank thanked Mercyhurst for everything and said that he was really treated well here. "I have regrets in leaving, but Nebraska has everything I've always wanted," stated Sands. I jfe His high points at Mercyhurst came during his first two years of rowing. His biggest thrill came when the 'Hurst made the finals at the Mid-Americas in 1973 at Marietta, j Ej Bpfftf * M £ § Frank had a few words for the freshmen rowers at Mercyhurst, saying to go out and give the same determination to the staff


Lakers Ready To Head South For Spring Season
The Mercyhurst baseball team has been practicing for the past three weeks in. preparation for their southern spring training trip. The Lakers will be leaving March 11 for Augusta, Georgia m e r e they will play Augusta College. The team will then swing to Aiken, South Carolina where they will play the University of South Carolina, i a branch campus. Next on the trip is a tough Georgia Southern team followed by Armstrong State in Savannah, Georgia. The remaining three schools on the trip are the University of Montevello, Montevello Alabama, Southern Benedict College, Oilman, Alabama, and Austin Peay in Knoxville, Tennessee. M Coach Joe Cook said he was satisfied with the indoor workouts in regard to attendance, attitude, and hard work. IP? | "Because of the disappointing fall season/' said Cook, "the spring trip holds more importance to a successful spring season." * H I With four players from the fall team not back in the spring, and pitcher Joe Williams returning to Mercyhurst after sitting out, the Lakers currently have an 18 man roster. Heading the pitching staff will be Tom Bar ringer, along with Ray Olszewski, Williams, Craig Nicholson, ; Sparky Mills, and Gordy Karstedt. <5 I • 1 The rest of the roster is comprised of a few players which Cook referred to as "positioned" players, plus the I one-position players. $§|Nj The first of these positioned players is player-coach Frank Trigilio. Trigilio can serve as a catcher, play third base and also first. Randy Mink can also catch, play third base and some outfield. Ron Coleman moves around in the infield, either first or third. Bo Henning is the last

Coach Sands Leaves 'Hurst


positioned player while doing some pitching, playing first, and outfield, his normal position. The remaining players that are strictly infielders are Kevin Cook, Terry Kelly, Dan Sienicki, and Tom Circle. Ken White, JimJDiTullio, and Rick Shaheen comprise the remaining outfielders. l'-i Rick Konkolewski serves as a catcher and sometimes gets some action as a * designated hitter. I £ Coach I Cook states that the most important thing the team will have to accomplish down south is producing runs. He said the defense will be lust as solid as last year and the pitching may be a hair less. I I | "Overall, I'm looking forward to the spring season more than I was last fall," said Cook. E In a final note, Cook said. "If everything falls, we still could be District 18 playoff contenders."

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that they gave to himithis past fall. J Special thanks from Frank went to William Garvey, Dave Shimpeno, and Gartner plus everyone at Mercyhurst who helped him get the Nebraska job and get him established

Jeff Davern I BEBI

Personality Profile
I Jeff Davern I has {been a relatively unknown I basketball player during his four years at Mercyhurst. But not to his coach, Dick Fox, who had words of praise concerning the ^ senior captain of the Lakers. \ | "Jeff has been the most contributing ballplayer since our in his]last home game!against Behrend College and bowed out in style with 25 points and 9 assists. "Personally, I feel this was my best game," said Jeff, "But as far as the team goes, the turning point' was our win over Point Park. We had to win that one." Jeff has been associated with winners since*'his high ^school days in Meadvilie and every year at the 'Hurst. Despite this, he has never been involved in playoff competition with the Lakers until this year. "I feel that this has been my best year. I want to go now (playoffs) This is my year." Jeff had praise for all his Laker teammates, but gave special credit to Ed Jones and Coach Fox. "Ed is the best guard in the district and I had no complaints Lakerette coach Khonda Carlson points out the game strategy to about playing behind him. He has Mary Beth Kiselica (33) as Amy McNicholas looks on in a recent made me a better ballplayer." women's basketball game. ' Photo by Gary Wesmon "But it is really Coach Fox that makes us go. He gives us incentive. Hes a great coach." . With graduation approaching, Jeffs plans include settling in Erie for awhile and job hunting in his major field, ProbationParole. "Since I'm the only one leaving (the team) this year, I'm looking forward to following them next season. They should be really good." -,• Jeff Davern has indeed been a contributing factor to Mercyhurst for four years and he closed out his stay in a fitting manner: fighting for a trip to Kansas City and the N.A.I.A. National Championship. .

Grots TownB Behrend Beats Lakerettes B
The Mercyhurst Lakerette basketball team lost to cross town rival Behrend last Thursday 77-65. m The loss brings the Lakerettes record to 5-6 on the year with two games remaining with Thiel and Westminster, both j having already been played. Mercyhurst jumped out to a 3932 halftime lead over the Cubs. Behrend took the lead from the Lakerettes with 10:25 remaining in the second half. The 'Hurst tied it up with a little over nine mi nut es to go f 1-51. The Cubs, led > by Ann Abbott with 24 points, had a surge and broke away from the Lakerettes to secure the win. i,^ Mary Ann King led the Mercyhurst scoring with IB tallies. Sue Fagan added 17' points, I Amy McNicholas 11 markers, Darleen Webb 10 and Val Perrofeight points to round out the scoring. The Lakerettes hit on seven of 13 free throws and 29 of 92 v : field goals. w. ' • "'-^&* > ''••

BBS Old no. 21 Jeff Davern ; -; > program began. His leadership can't be measured • in stats, although his stats are darn good." Davern finishes seventh on the all-time Laker scoring list with 575 points, only 3 shy of sixth place Nuke Emick. Jeff has accomplished this despite not being a regular starter during his four years here. \ v The 5' 10" guard was honored



MARCH 4.1977


The Mercyhurst Lakers were eliminated from the NAIA District 18 playoffs last Monday, bowing 72-69 to Pitt-Johnstown at Indiana, Pa| Foul trouble and poor outside shooting were the biggest handicaps Tor the' 'Hurst. ^Mercyhurst was called I for 13 first half fouls "with starters Joe Ford and Don Jackson each collecting three personals. Meanwhile, Pitt-Johnstown converted on eight of these attempts while being called on just five fouls themselves and [went ahead 38-32 at the half. Offensively, the Lakers shot a mere 34.6 percent from,the floor (27 of 78) against a regular season average close to 50 per cent. « 1-

The Mountain Cats also recorded 27 field goals, however they attempted only 58 shots for a 46.6 percentage. Coach Dick Fox stated that the team's inability to organize offensively was the main cause for the Lakers poor shooting performance. "We were hesitant offensively. Our team depends on organization, however, we lacked authority," said Fox. Missed foul shots also hampered the 'Hurst chances late in the game. K With 3:20 left in the game and the Lakers behind 65-59, Kevin Bradley missed a;one and one and two seconds later John "Sweetwater'^Burrow did the same.

Laker Kevin Bradley (33) takes a shot over the outstretched arm of a California State player. Bradley and his teammates went on to win the game 104-90 and secure a District 18 playoff spot, i a.
Photo by Gory Wesman

March 5
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. I by BobDerda Jr. Don Jackson then missed his points and 11 rebounds, Ford 16 coaching as much as this year. "We exceeded (everyone's ex* first attempt {but 1 made the and Bradley 14 points as the second, thus inching the 'Hurst Lakers gained a playoff spot for pectations, we were a good, closer, 65-60. T the second time in their short six exciting basketball team and we made the playoffs," said Fox, Down 68-62 with 1:21 year history. M Coach * Fox happily admitted you*can't ask for much more remaining, Pox called a time out to organize his charges. Seven that he has never enjoyed than that." seconds later, Paul Young was fouled by the Cat's Rich Ragan. Young calmly dropped in two free throws, thus leaving the 'Hurst down by four. . A •'Sweetwater*\ drive, a Mountain Cat turnover and a Ford tip-in at the 36 second mark left the Lakers down by a bucket, 70-68. Kf • | ! With much reluctance, Fox called his,last time out with 33 ticks left on the clock. The Lakers missed a good opportunity seven seconds later when Young stole the inbound pass but dribbled the ball off his foot and lost it out of bounds. r; Fox remarked that he had to use his time-outs early to get the team situatied. 4 ' I f we had been organized, we could have beaten thatt team (Pitt-Johnstown) by 10 points/' remarked Fox. Young stole the ball again with seven seconds later however Ed Jones' 20 foot shot fell short and on the ensuing rebound, Jackson fouled Cat Don Elzer. J ] $ Elzer converted on both shots Joe Ford (white shirt) passes the ball ^between the legs of a and iced the Mountain Cats California State player in the Lakers 104*90 victory to qualify for victory, 72-69. * | the playoffs. | Burrow led the 'Hurst*with 21 Photo by Gory Wesman points and. 16 rebounds, 11 of which were in the second haln Of Exciting Season Young with 13 points and Ford with 12 were the only other double digit scorers for Mercyhurst4 The Mountain Cats fashioned the scoring of Mike Black who by Mark Cipriani canned 19 points and Ragan who Lakers Gannon Auditorium, showed had 17. 3 | ^T jgfc^ iThe I Mercyhurst All time leadingfU.P.J. scorer second-ever trip to the N.A.I.A! what kind of club the Lakers had. Elzer had 12 points and i14 District 18 playoffs - endedjin a Though considered^ underdogs, rebounds for the 17-5 Cats, who first-round defeat but this cer- the 'Hurst hustled and' fought met Clarion last Wednesday for tainly does not detract from the their way I into overtime before the District ? 18 NAIA cham- accomplishments and the ex- finally succumbing to the Golden I f| ? citing brand of basketball that Knights, 81-77.8 pionship. " ¥ 9 i 9 The 'Hurst captured the\third this team exhibited throughout The Lakers won pivotal games r | playoff berth! by downingI Cali- the season. against Point Park, |Slippery Almost^ insurmountable odds Rock and'; Frostburgf as the fornia State (Pa.), 104-90 ^ast Saturday at 3 Westminster seemed to face this year's Laker season came Ho an end. These College. Jg. Wk squad. They would have to cope victories were essential? as Penetrating point guard Jones with the loss of its all-time Mercyhurst received a chance to was the| whole show for the pleading scorer and rebounder, reach the playoffs, and did so Lakers as he hit 13 of 17 shots Jesse Campbell. On top of that, with a rout of California State in a from the field* for 32 \ points, (three more starters were gone preliminary playoff deciding the dished out six assists, snagged from a 13-8 team that almost third-seeded team. five l rebounds 1 and played reached the playoffs, j A third meeting fwith PittAlso the realization that' the aggressive defense for the green a team would not have a regular Johnstown resulted and finally a and blue. \ & M ^home court again was another third loss tofthatHeam as the All-American candidate Del •obstacle for the Lakers to jump at Lakers I were elinimated from Beshore topped Cal. State with 27 •the beginning of an expected "so- further playoff activity. points for the 14-10 Vulcans. | When not much was expected, 9K#f* Rounding out the Mercyhurst *so" season. 3 m | Highlighting the 16-9 season the Lakers produced more than scoring were Burrow t with % 18 Ifewere seven 100 point-plus per- many had thought they would or $ formances, incluaing? a school could.! • record of 126 point explosion ^Mercyhurst has high hopes for •against! Eisenhower, many j key next season. With only one * victories, and the beginning of a member graduating from this • local basketball rivalry, Mercy- year's squad, the Lakers might make that elusive trip to Kansas I hurst vs. Gannon College, | I This year's Igame, at*the City next year. PLAYOFFS Men's ^intramural I basketball playoffs !j will **be| held Saturday, March 5 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Women's playoff i For the first time in the Mer- ticipating the performance of his will be held on Wednesday, cyhurst crew team's fives year team in the spring. With the March Bat 3:30 p . m . ^ p ^ l history, they J will be ^travelling team's weight training program south to Washington D.C. for and the spring break water time, spring water workouts. '; Coach Gartner expects MercyIn the past, the team has hurst to have a highly comalways missed the spring time petitive squad this season. that would make f them competitivein the early season. rj Since I; the crew team is inThe team will be rowing out of curring no cost to the school for Georgetown ^University's their trip, they are running a facilities and staying in the guest raffle to help expenses. The prize quarters apartments in is a?basket of cheer and tickets Alexandria, Virginia. $ are available from any crew ..; Jack Gartner,| coach of the member. Hie drawing will be men's| team,4 is anxiously an- held March 5 in the cafeteria.

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