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WMCY, the campus radio station, has become the affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through the efforts of WMCY Program Director, Rick Wendt, Faculty Advisor, Steve Curcio Telemedia will cost the station a basic installation fee and then they ,will have to pay the cable companies for their services. The station hopes to offset the cost through advertising. DJ's on WMCY will now have a wider audience, Wendt said. They will have more listeners beyond the gates of the college, he

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KDKA Radio Broadcast Team Lan ny Frattary (right) and Jim Hooker (left) will broadcast the Pittsburgh Pirate's baseball games exclusively in Erie on WMCY 880 AM. and Telemedia, Mercy hurst students as well as the Erie com* munity- will hear all the Pirate games as well as the college's local programming on channel 33 of the cable system' ^ WMCY will be the only station to air the Pirates within the Erie area, Wendt said. "This lis a golden opportunity. We^ have something no one else has, therefore, Pirate fans in Erie will have to listen to WMCY through Telemedia. The station has not started broadcasting the games as of yet, however, the scheduled games will begin as soon as the phone lines from WFRA irifFranklin, ^Pennsylvania are \ fed into-the studio. Wendt says he is anticipating Sunday May 27 as the first* day of Pirate broadcast. & There is no costjpnvolved with, the installation of WFRA lines to WMCY, but* the hook up to
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Although students will be home for summer vacation at the time of the first game 7 on WMCY, students who remain on campus will hear all the Pirate games throughout the summer, Wendt said. jThe program director is pleased with the Pirate organization and their faith in the college to run every single-game. "That's a big responsibility," he said. "We are up with the professionals because we are an amateur radio station With a professional service." To notify the other local media of fthe Pirate-WMCY contract agreement, WMCY has tentatively scheduled a * press conference for Monday, May 21, in the basement of Baldwin Hall. In addition to hearing all of the Pirate games, Telemedia will rebroadcast the station's music as background listening for the cable company's message channel.

their dial when WMCY is not airing its*regularly scheduled proSenior Photography Editor, Rich grams, Wendt said. During the summer, Wendt would like to see WMCY DJ's do local programming prior to a Pirate game. After the game, WMCY will air more local proV l he Mercyhurst Student gramming and then resume the Government approved the prosounds of CFPL. posed budget of $126,850.00 for the 1984-85 school year. Approval was granted on Sunday, May 13 which was the last meeting of the year. i Another matter discussed, MSG's role in Freshman Orientation which is set for July 13-15 and August 10-12. Responsibilities include the hosting of activities, answering questions of parents and students, and acquainting the newcomers with the different atmosphere. Anyone not affiliated with MSG is welcome to participate in the orientation. Those interested should contact
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the MSG Office in Main 209. The student government will be funding it he entire lecture series. With this, there will be only three lectures instead of six. ]Most of the officers will be at the Hurst over the summer months. |No official business will be conducted during Ithat time. However, a special project, activities, and the lecture series are to be planned for the coming year. The^Mercyhurst ^Student Government will end their year with dinner at the Erie Club on Sunday, May 20. There will be a cash jbar beginning at* 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00. Proper ID is required at the bar.

Merciad Retains First Class Rating
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The «Merciad was recently awarded a ranking of first class for the third consecutive term by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The newspaper was judged in relation to other collegiate publications of the same statures The Merciad was given a special mark of distinction in the writing and editing areas. "You have colorful and indepth articles, and do a good job covering college changes and events," Judge E.

Jonis said of The Merciad. Jonis also commented?on the editorial coverage. "Your editorials are effective, begin with interesting words, and you have a logical writing manner," he added. Carla Anderson, 1983-84 Merciad editor said, "receiving a first class rating was a goal I wanted to maintain, and I'm very pleased. Each staff member deserves credit for this honorable rating."

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Olympic Tradition; Does Still Exist?
Students thrive on challenge in the classroom while athletes thrive on ^challenge on the field, on the courts and in the water. Human instinct drives us to compete not only with ourselves but with an opponent. Some contenders'^ will be missed this summer in Los Angeles. The Soviet's decision to boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics has dampened the competition. It's been overweight years since the United States has satiated their competitive!appetites with the Soviets and it looks like it's going to^be another fourjbefore we meet them face to face once again in this prestigious competition. It seems the dice in this so called game are in the hands of the goverttment. This is not the first time this has happened. In 1980, the United States pulled out of the games as a means of showing the Test of the world we did no ti approve of^the Soviet invasion of Afganistan. What's at stake? The political*struggles of each cotifttry or the athletes themselves. I As it wasrin 1980, so it wul be in 1984, the athletes are the ones deprived of a challenge. The merchants in Los Angeles will still make a profit from its increase in sales over the two week period and ABC televisionlwill increase its audience due to Olympic coverage. Two powerful countries such as the United States and Russia are playing childish games at the expense of the athletes. ' The U.S. did not attend the games in 1980 so they turned around and slapped us in the face four years later. The Soviets do want to challenge our athletes. In turn, our athletes want to display their talents among the best from around the world, it To prevent further Olympic boycotts, the Olympic Committee should designate a specific country for each of the winter and summer Olympics. It may be a difficult" task at first,£but the end result will benefit the athletes.

This is the last issue of the Merciad T h e first issue for fall term will be available September 21st.

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Dear Editor, I'm writing this letter in response to Steve Curcio's editorial on jPWasting*Time?" Printed in the May 11 issue of The Merciad. 1 agree with his assertion that there should be more student input at the level where policy is created. I also agree that you accomplish less if you react "after the process is completed." But the process was not completed. I disagree with his contention that the change was "a very minor one," and that the students "were really spinning their wheels and not getting anywhere." The
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his right to appeal when he or she receives a write-up. I believe the latter provision to be real important, regardless of the time-frame involved.H was pleased with the final proposal and would have voted for it if| I had voting privileges at that meeting. | |Would it have been ideal to have had all that accomplished at the committee level?; Yes, if that would even have been possible. But were we "wasting time?" No, I don't think so. Respectfully, Dean Hall

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by Luis Hernandez chose to take Dinner ^Theater, suppliers, and•» most importantly When I -was asked to do an Op- which was a combined effort by to see first hand, the product exEd for the Merciad, I| was the HRM and Theater Departhibits, | a n d | seminars of imporpetrified. What would I write ments, iWe planned,? organized, tance to our profession. It gave about? "Just write*about your and produced a great evening of me a chance to proudly represent experiences at the "Hurst," I was dining and theater in 3 short the HRM Department and Mertold. Still, I couldn't really get rid weeks. cyhurst College as well.** of the nervousness. Then it hit me 'M My involvement with|the proThis year has gone by very ... it was just like that same feel- ject brought me a great working quickly, almost-too quickly for ing I encountered when I was on and learning experience, as well as my liking. Looking back at all my way to my first class at my first real interaction with thatfl have done, all the friends Mercyhurst. *" ' HRM {faculty and students other that I have worked with and : I was alone for the first, time, than in a classroom environment. become "better educated" with, 450 miles from anyone or I decided to become more involvthis year was the most important anything that was familiar to me. ed in departmental functions and to me. 1 The only reassurance :1 had was the: HRMA in order to get more Luis Hernandez 11 commend Dr. Garvey, and all that I was going to be in class with exposure to the rigors of our priviledged to have had all those those involved in acquiring St. 30 other people who were in the industry. experiences encountered in my Mark's Center for the further adsame predicament. To me the four years. If 1 could do it all over vancement! of fthe Music and }. Sophomore and junior years whole situation was like starting a flew by very quickly. During this again, I don't think I would trade HRM programs atj: the College. "new life." | 1|F time, 1 was a co-manager of the them for anything. This by far is the best thing that I made it a point to meet people Clipper's Cove, and held the ofOther valuable experiences that could have happened for all the and? get involved right away. fices of Vice-President and Presi- come to mind are the Marriott people involved in both programs-. Meeting people and becoming bet- dent of the HRMAJin 1982 and Sales Blitz in ^Philadelphia, two My only regret is that it did not ter adjusted to my "new life" «1983 respectively. It brought me trips to the National Restaurant come earlier in my college career, came very quickly. The people of great benefits, in the form of ex- Association Convention in so that I could have been a part of the Mercyhurst Community were periencing the management of Chicago, and the -International it. ?W 0 5 also helpful and friendly, that I people, and working with people Hotel-Motel and Restaurant ? To the students that are coming felt like a part of it, especially the gi general.* Experience is a key Show in New York City. through, my advice is to take adHRM "family." J I P word, it is a great commodity to The trip gave me the opportuni- vantage of the ^resource that A memorable ^experience of have when you are one on one ty to meet and interact" with houses our 3 HRM dept., get ^Infreshman year was my first and with a corporate recruiter. students from other colleges, volved, do your best, and don't be I If eel very honored and hospitality industry professionals, afraid of making mistakes Mercyhurst's last flntersession. I because you will learn from them. The potential for your advancement within our - industry^ is at your fingertips, it^is two-fold of what we used to have available to us. I am truly envious. Enough advice, I trust you all will take it for what it's worth to you. Right now I am'feeling that same feeling of four years ago. I am soon to be starting a "new life" working for the Saga's Education Division near Traverse City, Michigan. I feel very confident knowing that I have /been taught} by professors who have shaped and are continuing in their goal to shape the most competitive, unique and academically sound HRM program in the United States. To them I give thanks and wish continued success in their endeavors and they will have my continued support at their disposal. . T o | all my fellow workers, friends, my HRM little brother and sister, and my hispanic friend in McKean, I wish you all the continued success and happiness that a Mercyhurst Education can give you. f fjf TosMercyhurst, I canfjust say thanks, you truly are a college of distinction. Keep it up!---^ *

As the school year comes to an end, many of us will be traveling in different directions. For Cooly and I, we took a path which was unfamiliar to us in terms of culture, language, and lifestyle. Winter was at its peak when we came to Mercyhurst three years ago. However, the welcome was overwhelming and warm and our farewell will be as!tender. As Voltaire^ said, "The m'oment of reuniting and the moment of parting are the two greatest times in life." . Because it is where everything else begins and ends. At the 'Hurst we have put aside some of our original cultural values and acquired some new American values. We hope we have preserved the best from both sides for we believe everything is for the best. As I am writing this, something comes to my mind about going to school in a foreign country^Obviously, there are*some ups and downs. Both are necessary, for there is no evil from which good is not born. At the 'Hurst we have encountered many us. We were always happy, we have had lots of friends and acquaintances. We even have a foster mother, Sr. Elisabeth. Such wonderful conditions are rare and difficult to find. As International students we are lucky to have Sister ?Elisabeth's love and help. She shared our joy as well as our sorrows. She has brought comfort, to our souls when we were distressed. I must

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Looking back over the past four years at Mercyhurst is a difficult task, as I sit here, I wonder where they've gone. When you I come back in as a freshman, you begin to ,. realize that time is plentiful compared to those high -school ^ears. Now, you're faced with the question; "do I become involved or become a soap opera'"addict?" Hopefully students will feel that the first option is the one they should choose. Besides involvement, which I see as a key factor in a well rounded education, academics are the key to staying on the Hill. The professors at the |'Hurst are geared to the students. I believe everyone finds this out when they see their first mid-term progress report. I* found this to be true when I found that piece of strange matter in my mailbox. - i Sure academics and involvement are important. But so is the social scene. The Student Activities Committee provides us with plenty of activities to fill our free time. Along with planned events we have social gatherings in any one of the apartment!complexes. I see these gatherings as a healthy ingredient in any student's life. Personally, they sure helped fie through the cold winters (fall and spring too). jjNow that I'vejtouched upon the happenings at the 'Hurst, I'd like to briefly look back at the changes that have happened ... In 1980 ... the dungeon turned into the Blue : Room .. . soccer was the fall sport ...1982 ... males come5n large quantities to the college—yes, Football is here... 1983 i.. the student union is renovated ...^MSG purchases a Laker bus! ^1984 ... Video room opens ... Nautilus and crew tanks are added to the campus center ... Cummings Gallery in the library opens ... Media Services is moved to Baldwin Basement along with the communications department ... Shane Reading Room opens! ... Well, I believe that sums up my four years at the school on the Hill. Leaving behind will be a lot of memories, friendships, long hours, tears and smiles ... but I'm looking ahead to a degree in hand and hopefully a job over the horizon. £ Kathy O'Connor

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Breakin' Gets No Breaks
After practicing on their own turf, they took their moves to the street to prove who was best. |ln the film, these street dancers represented a group who were rebels of traditional dance. "They don't care if they step on the right foot. They do what feels good, and not on a stage." The dancing sin the film was energetic and entertaining. |Too bad it was the only entertainment. Getting to the point, the acting was poor and the plot was dull. Overall, the production was amateurish. If not for the music and dancing, I would have slept through the credits. JBreakin' did ?gek one point across: Anyone can break dance. Or in more generalfterms, with determination, anything can be accomplished. In musical terms, it is best said by Al Jareau: 'You can do what you want to do, all you need is to get your Boogie

classroom you are more apt to sit BY CHRIS CHMIELIEWSKI * Many of us tend to think of next to someone all term and history as a distant past that was never communicate with thenu The trip included accommodapopulated by fictional characters. George Washington tends to be tions at Seven Oaks Plantation; more of a legend than a real figure camping; visits to Monticello, since the first things that many Ash lawn, Michey Tavern, Univerpeople?? associated with him are sity of Virginia, Mount Vernon, either cherry trees or dollar bills. Colonial Williamsburg, and the However, for Dr. Barry Governor's Palace; and a look at Gossman's-' Founding Fathers an 18th century play. For two evenings the group of Class, which studied George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, 14 stayed at Seven Oaks PlantaAlexander Hamilton, John tion, which is a plantation that exAdams, and James Madison, isted during the 1850s. The group history became 'real % instead of stayed in what are now known as 4 mythical, when they took a five 'The Cottages" but what were day trip to [Virginia the weekend then used as quarters for the of May 11. There they had the op- slaves.g In addition, they also portunity -to relive the colonial received a tour of the^ entire America they had only discussed plantation. | in class. The group also viewed the The trip was funded by the homes* of t he founding fathers Academic Enrichment Fund and and other colonial figures such as also by a personal donation from J e f f e r s o n ' s f M o n t i c e l l o , the Mercyhurst College President Washington's Mount Vernon, Dr. William P. Garvey. The pur- and James Monroe's Ashlawn. At pose of the trip,| according ito each home they were given a Grossman, was to "take history special tour which was more In the Palace the audience parand bring it to life." Grossman detailed than the scheduled daily ticipates in a mock set up of the said that it was a combination of tours. This allowed the students to Governor's Palace. 4 political science and history which see many of the sections of these The group ended the trip by atemphasized how the people lived homes that are closed to the tending the* play "Slave Doctor" and worked. Through this ex- general public. an 18th cent uryt farce. The & play j perience, it brought history into Another stop on the tour was tended to be bawdy* and many the realm of reality. ^ ^ ^ * the University of ..Virginia which people didn't expect that because a Besides "bringing history to was founded by Thomas Jeffer- they thought *all colonists were life," Grossman also stressed that son. Not only did he found the puritanical, according to * the trip was Important for the college, he designed every Grossman. "spirit of community" that is fosters among students which is MERCIAD POSITIONS AVAILABLE I less likely to happen i in a We are seeking reporters, typists and photographers for classroom setting. On a trip like next year. Don't wait until the fall to join the staff, get inthis, which include two nights of to the spring of things now! If you are interested in being camping, students had to depend a staff member contact Fran at 825-0444 today. more on each other. Whereas, in a
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Breakin', a Golan and Globus building, wrote the curriculum production, was directed by Joel and hired all the professors. Many Silburg and produced by David students found it* interesting that Vito. The film stars' Lucinda the University still uses the honor Dickey, Adolfo Quinoes, Michael system whereby you take your ex- Chambers, and Phineas Newborn am without a teacher hovering III. | W B over you. The story centers around a And in orderito get a feel for young dancer . named Kelly the social atmosphere of that time (Lucinda Dickey), After years of period they visited Michey Tavern dance and discouraging auditions, where they were served an authen* she wants only to relax and have tic 18th century meal. fun for a while. Her dance compaA large portion of the trip was nion fAdam -(Phineas iNewborn spent at Colonial Williamsburg III) introduces her to two of his which is a town reconstructed to friends, Tony and Orlando model the 18th century. The otherwise known as "Ozone" and monies for reconstruction Icame "Turbo." From them she learns from John D. % Rockefeller who about ffriendship, courage, and donated 5 million dollars to Breakin'! a 8£f g" restoring 88 structures which still As the plot continues, the three, existed from colonial times. So Kelly, Tony, and Orlando, form a Williamsburg looks like it did "gang.*'«But they did no gang from 1699-1780 complete with lighting—only gang Breakin*. cobblestone streets* blacksmith It's an art ... communication shops, and taverns. Also in without words ... with an energy Williamsburg is the Governor's all its own... it's Broadway on the Palace which is the British goverstreets ... It's Break Dancin'. nors lived in colonial times.

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Sheridan Appointed As Merciad News Editor
Freshman Brain Sheridan has been selected as the Merciad News Editor for the upcoming 1984-85 publication year. The English-Communications double major has a long history of journalistic experience, including work with his high school newspaper at < Mercy hurst Prep, where he wrote a column for three consecutive years. He has won eight awards for his writing,? most recently placing their in a National Lampoon writing contest. Sheridan has • had articles published in the Erie Magazine, and^currently writes features for the Erie Daily Times' Showcase magazine, found in each Thursday's issue of that paper. This year, Sheridan has become involved with campus radio station WMCY as a disc jockey. Sheridan is excited about*his upcoming year as News Editor, and, like the other staff members, has an optimistic outlook for the Merciad's future. * * iJ hope to make the paper more oriented towards the student's interests, towards things that affect their future, things that are happening in the world. "1 think we should concentrate on all the activities and not just the ones that interest the staff," Sheridan concluded.

Soprano Wins Competition
By Karen Merkle A New Haven, Connecticut soprano was awarded the $10,000 first prize during the finals of the Eighth ) International f D'Angelo ? Young Artists Competition Saturday at Mercyhurst's Zurn Recital

Prem Selected As! Business-Manager
Richard Prem, a junior Com- advisor; and E. William Kennedy, munications major will succeed Director of Student Development. senior Darlene Nolan as the MerPrem would like to add more ciad advertising manager. variety in the type of adverNolan is confident that Prem tisements available to the Merwill do a good job. She said he is cy hurst students. "energetic, enthused, and able to meet the goal."* f * With three year's experience in r •Prem was selected from-a selec- the* Communication^^! eld and tion committee consisting of some advertising background, Car la Anderson, 1983-84 Merciad Prem feels* that he will be Editor;? Darlene Nolan, present beneficial! to the Merciad staff. advertising manager; Fran Prem said he is "anxious to start Moavero, 1984-85 Merciad wheeling and dealing with the Editor;. Richard Garcia, Merciad merchants."

Hall. '£? * Barbara Kilduff, 24, was chosen over four other finalists who had been selected from an original field of 22 contestants. Of the over 350 inquiries from 12 cities, 33 states, and four foreign countries made into the competition, 22 individuals were invited-to begin the contest on Thursday, May 10. By Saturday's finals, five entrants had been singled out for their exceptional vocal talents. JJ In addition to the $10,000 cash prize, Kilduff was also awarded a contract to perform with the Erie Philharmonics during its 1984-85 season, a guest appearance at the

Chautauqua Institute during its Benefactors of the event are Dr. summer 1985 session, and she will and Mrs. George J. D'Angelo, present a solo recital during the local philanthropists and .under"Mercyhurst Celebrates The writers not only of the competiArts" series next year. ^ i tion buti also of | Mercy hurst's Kevin McMillan, a 25-year-old D'Angelo School of Music. baritone from Jackson Heights, <tThe prestige of the competition New York, was jj awarded the can be measured by the calliber of $5,000 second prize, while the this year's judging panel, which $3,000 third prize was claimed for included Brad Jacobsen, editor of the second time by; 24-year-old Opera News $ and the £ leading mezzo-soprano G ret ha Denise American music}journalist, and Boston from Champagne, Walter Hendl, conductor of the Illinois. Erie Philharmonic, among others. The other finalists in the event Executive director of this year's were Jeff Matsey, 20, a baritone, competition was Joseph Chiareili, from Chicago, and Gregory Stapp acting director of the D'Angelo from San Francisco, a 29-year-old School of Music. S. f J j. bass. Kilduff is a native of Dix Hills, The D'Angelo Competition is N.Y., but now resides in New the most richly*endowed annual Haven, where she studied at the musical competition in the coun- Yale School of Music. She also attry. Voice, strings, and- piano tended the University of Conneccompetition rotate on a yearly ticut, the State University of New basis. Entrants must be between York at Fredonia, and studied at the ages of 18 and 31. the Chautauqua Institute*

Final exam schedules are available in the Registrar' Office. Exams willibe held c Wednesday, May 2 3 and Thursday, May 2 4 .

The Student Assistantship Program ^positions fhave |been an-* nounced forthe 1984-85 academic^ year. * m The purpose of assistantships is to help upperclassmen meet the increasing education costs. There are 36 student assistant positions^ in 25 different areas of the col-II; lege. Half of these are already fill-g ed by returning students,. However, positions are available. Students must be academically

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eligible to apply for;any positions. Sophomores' must have af least a 1VY5 grade point average while juniors and seniors must maintain a 2.0 QPA. The positions carry a tuition reduction for a specified number of Work hours. Students may not hold both work study and student assistantships simultaneously. There are no cash, transactions. Reductions will not be granted until the term following the start of employment. The. reductions are pro-rated forywinter^nd spring terms'for assistantships running all year. j if Final selection will be determined by the person in charge of the position and will be based on a review of the applicant's ability both to ?perform the task and financial need. Applications for student assistantship positions are due by Tuesday, May 22« 1984. f i

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Department Registrar Alumni Biology Geology Library Football | Basketball Security Student Union Radio Studio Adult Education Chemistry^ Positions Value at $1,200 Contact Bonnie Yost Gary Bukowski Dr. Lutton Mr. Thomas Mrs. Cooper TonyDeMeo Bill Kalbaugh Phyllis Aiello Maree-Lynn Cicon Steve Curcio Lillian Cohen Dr. Edwards Mary Daly

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(CPS) A major reason more students do not get some form of fiancial aid is that the students do not know how to apply for the aid, according -to the National Student Aid Coalition;} Director of Mercyhurstfrinancial Aid, Catherine Crawford claims this is not the case here on the Mercyhurst Campus. § Crawford cites the Mercyhurst Financial Aid workshop for high school students, and aid lectures within the community as a means of informing' students of the available aid. The Financial Aid Office also solicits? outside scholarships from private sources that have been beneficial for other students. A College Board study released estimates that 52 percent of American college students receive some sort of financial aid. Crawford citesi thatf within the past two or three years, 100 percent of'the Mercyhurst students have been offered some type of aid, in the form of loans, jobs or grants. * sj Crawford says that most of Mercy hurst's available aid is consumed. ^There are some reserve funds which are available if the need arises. They include a package grant, emergency funds and their own money.j Included in the emergency funds is the Walker Loan fund Contributed by a local doctor, the fundr makes available short-term loans. The Walker Loan fund has

Coffield Voted ABC President
The Association of Black Collegians here at Mercyhurst recently elected officers for the 1984-85 school year. 3 ^ The new officers are Rodney Coffield, President; David Alexander, Vice-President; Charles Rhodes, Treasurer; Toni Myers, Secretary; Melinda Connors, Corresponding Secretary; and John Berkley, Sgt. of Arms. Catherine Crawford Those people who were inloaned out $48,000. terested in running for office had The Financial Aid office says to submit a letter of intent to the that a "good^percentage"jof its advisor. The advisor then made a student loans are paid back. There judgement on whether to accept is a low default rate, so the money paid back can be rechanneled. Crawford explains, "The major funding source is former students \ O fb who decide to pay their loans." Crawford said. or reject the letter. If accepted, the students running began to solicit votes. All candidates gave a speech which included their credentials. After this, the general membership voted. One of the major things the new officers will concentrate on is improving public relations within the Mercyhurst and Erie* communities. According to Toni Meyers, the Association of Black Collegians?wants the college and general public to be made aware of the ABC and what they do.

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"Where am I going to live?" became a much asked question on the Mercyhurst campus the last couplet of weeks especially for those students who were closed o u t of t h e M e r c y h u r s t apartments^ • ' * * I However, >this problem was soon rectified because Mercyhurst College is still in the process of purchasing four Briggs Avenue apartments> & V g|< Thesbuilding|numbers 3942 & 26, 3938 & 40, 4008 & 10, and 4012 & 14, are located on the west side of Briggs Avenue next to the townhouses. S * „ At the end of last week, signups were held for both apartment and

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resident halls housing for the next academic year. One could chose to live either in the apartments or the dorm. Briggs residents still maintain their leases with the college which presented Mercyhurst students from selecting * specific apartments. Also because of the different sizes and some being refurbished and others not there is a variety of prices. According to Phyllis Aiello, director of Housing, these apartments are less expensive than the Mercyhurst apartments. 7 With a acqusition of these new apartments, *there will be more dormitory singles in Egan; there

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FOR SALE: 20 pepperoni balls for $5. To be delivered on May 25 to Campus Ministry. Contact Fr. Chuck in 211 Main for orders or details. Dear " X " (alias chickennappe rs): No more chicanery; no more yolks. «Please return the chicken as soon as possible. Eggzamine your heart and make right your;/owl play. Please don't keep the chicken coopedjup any longer! Mrs. G. u' Sean, Thanks for a great .8 months and my best year at the "Hurst" ... Love ya always, Robin Truth or Dare? ? w"«"o •"• "" I M.B.-Sorry we pick on you so much about plastic cows. We're just concerned for your safety; please stay clear of flammable water. Hope you find your transcendent mode. We luv U, Your suitmates To the GANG - Thanks for making the ,f'19th" fun. Everybody have a great summer^ I look forward to a wild reunion party in September? Luv, Naomi *
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Can the love connection survive when separated? M-Team, First one to buy a?49 cent shower curtain wins a dust

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Attention Gartner's Rhetoric students from fall '83, winter '84: Invitations have been mailed. Go to the Writing Center if you did not*receive*an invitation or contact Betty Gartner as soon as possible.

Fran, I don't care what * your Sean, June 9th; {California here father says, I'm NOT getting a we come! Sunshine & Kisses, Robin haircut! {
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Art Exhibition I
A senior thesis exhibition of selected works by Steven Ayers will be on display at the First Nan ,- D i r», - ozr , tional Bank Plaza on 8th and State streets from May 21 until * reception May 25. An opening will be held on Monday, May 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is cordially invited.

Rosencrantz.Sthanks for being a friendil'm glad you're on my list. I hear London summer fog is great cover for letter carriers. Gildenstern Car, Mar, and Dar-Thanks for the memories! Someday we'll do it all again. Love ya, Karen Dear Miss K and the M Team: Do you still need a dust pan or is everything A-QUAI? Marie, M.N.F.T,-January 14, Billy Jean, a card, a shoulder, good times, a hearty a rose, memories forever. Love, C.L.

Mass Cancelled
This Saturday, May 19, there will not be a Mass at 6:45 p.m. in Campus Ministry. J

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KRrys^the^tornado is l a s t approaching. Let's meet somewhere in the eye and bake bread and eat pizza. Gena Thanks, Folk Group and Peer Ministers for being the great people that you are. Have a great summer and carry on next year to the fullest. Love, Marie I WINNER: Cat woman suit - size med. I'm $ growing claws for'the occasion. Slave

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Jim, Beware of things that go "6-6-6" in the night! ; J.B.-As A.T. would say, "We're ^ ...^........^...^^..f....... over that trip!" Thanks for being Cheryl, """ "" " Thanks for being such a a friend. Love ya, Karen great roomie. Good luck! Love ya! Heidi Awesome hpjdmg j.hat # ' j? oT*everythihg. thought! Does anyone know all the words Love, A. to "Bye, Bye Miss ^American Pie?" I J{ l I ^ 5 Mike L.-Your time is up, I want my pup. The wall is bare. This is B o b - C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s on something we can't share ... \ graduating. I hope this last year was an indication of your success Th. Number 2 Zoo, Craziness and in the future. a soap opera. You made this last vear ft ;•••• unforgetable. Good luck, Tom, We're having trouble sing- Chamel ing with your broken string. The Folk Group J Hey folks! You'd better get rid of that border soon - I want my To all our friends who have made room back! Oil my swing, please, this year so special:j Mary Ellen, and plant those morning glories. Lori, Cindy, Lori, Jodi, Jeanne, Love you, and I don't miss you Margaret, Robin, Elaina, Karen, anymore this year. Gena Joe, Lee, Chris and Chris and everybody elsefwho we've made Mom, Dad£Lori| Scoot, G. & G."memories" with. We'll miss and I made it! Thanks for everything. % love you all forever. Thanks>for I love you! Karen everything, i Lucy &Steph. P.S. Don't worry, we'll be back to visit Maree-Lynn, A true friend ^1'U never forget and hopefully never next year. J lose. I'll miss you. Janice Mr. and Mrs. B. Zub - thanks, folks! }1 really enjoyed your Fran-Thanks for? the thought. Waterford hospitality. Heidi's We've had a blast -Jl'll always remember it! Good luck - you'll roomie i do great! Love ya, Karen \T5 The weekend with 88 was really great; same time next year -we Mom and Dad, If^you had not need i,. more beer. (What a photo % cared ... so much I may not have made it!... Thank you for caring finish) so much ... about? me.f Love, iiaine - WE MADE IT!! So many Janice men, so little-time ... But three "G.V."ir - Four years of more years should suffice... Take memories. Some of the best, some Care, Tippy! of the worst. We've been through a lot together. Let's forgive, MB & GW: it's great being forget, and remember the best. friends. See you this summer; Your friend, "Cottonball" J bubbles, guns and all! W2 T Attention everyone Coming soon 306 Baldwin - you guys are really in the Classifieds: Fran's Most sweet mates! I'm glad we're Embarrassing Moments!! friends and neighbors! Havel a great summer and I'll see you, Frarffjs Most Embarrassing MB130&G "&i,-V : Moments - Introduction: |What Fran does to have fun ,jP $
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By Greg Yoko Mercyhurst Head Football Coach Tony DeMeo and his 1984 squad will -3be confronting their most challenging schedule in their short four-year history with this season's nine game slate. The Lakers, who finished with a 5-3-1 mark in. 1983, have compiled a 13-10-2 slate over the three year span and have gained national recognition for their efforts. The schedule for the upcoming season features a revamping with five new opponents and two evening contests. Joining the 'Hurst schedules are: Siena, Widenen, Marietta, Canisius, and Alfred. The pair of night games-will be played on consecutive weekends against Canisuis and Duquesne. Mercyhurst will open "Phase II" of their program September 8 at the stadium when they host the Indians of Siena College. The New York team, which also opens their 1984 slate with the contest, enters this, season after a 5-4 outing in 1983. The Lakers, which alternate each;; week* between home and away contests, will then travel to > Chestef^ /fto take%n perennial Division 111 powerhouse Widener University. The Pioneers, who finished the 1984 as one of the best football squads in the East with a 7-3 mark, should prove to be an interesting and exciting test for the talented and optimistic Mercyhurst team. j The Blue and Green will return home the following week to face St. Francis of PA. The Lakers hold a 2-0-1 series record against the Red Flash, including last season's 24-0 triumph. I '\; Frost burg State College will be the site of the Lakers next contest. The Bobcats/have two precious 10-7 victories over the 'Hurst, and will attempt to continue ,their mastery over the Lakers after an injury riddled 2-9 1983 campaign. Returning home on October 6, the Lakers will welcome Marietta

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College. The Pioneers have the JifesI AiiUnerfci (see related unfortunate distinction of having ; j#a$ bes collegiate football's longest Mr honorisiMte winless streak (33 games). Coach Mike Hollway will begin his se- |pion$hips pn ITexas. | cond year at Marietta and hopes In addition l o hts AUthe foundation which he establish- American statusf Caap was also ed in last season's 0-9 outing will recognized for his off court perstart to turn around the college's pormances b||thefNCAA,|: program. Caap became one of only five *LA mainstay on Mercyhurst's M tennis plasersiio 1984 slate is Buffalo State. The receive the Bengals, who lost to the 'Hurst Scholar-A|h lete Award! last season 10-7, will welcome the Ito recede the honor|lhe reciLakers back to their home field pient musljfl I be a varsity tennis where they defeated Mercyhurst ktter winnetf 2f have|a|grade 53-13 two years ago. The Lakers point average of p . 5 orfbetter or own a 2-1 series edge. be 1$ the top 10 percent of|rus The final team to invade Erie c t a s | | a a d p | be a j ^ i o r or Veterans Stadium in 1984 will be senioifwho has been enrolled for Canisius College. Coach Tom one fulijvear at|his-her present > Hersey's squad finished with a 5-4 school i! 1 record last season which can be misleading. The Golden Griffins started out slowly, 1-4, only to win their ilast four contests, including a 17-10 shocker over?the University of Dayton in Dayton. (Dayton shut out Mercyhurst 28-0 in their confrontation last':year.) To add to thei excitement, Jhe Mercyhurst-Canisius affair will kick -off*a# 7*30 Under the Erie lights. The Lakers' next outing will The crew team matched strokes also beta 7:30 Saturday night start. The Dukes of Duquesne with the best in the country this University will host the Lakers in past weekend as they participated this prime* time ^meeting. Mer- In the prestigious Dad Vail Regatcyhurst will be trying to even the ta in Philadelphia, PA. The Dad present series record which stands Vails represent the national chamat 0-1-1. The two clubs played to a pionships of the non-Ivy League 10-10 deadlock in 1984. i & rowing schools. Over 2,000 competitors from 73 colleges and Mercyhurst! will • close out its universities attended this year's regular season to a 4-5-1, with a races. f contest against the Saxons of The women's lightweight four, Alfred University. Alfred, which winners of a-bronze metal last ended last season at 4-5-1, is year, failed to mount a repeat peranother Division III power which formance as they were knocked always demands full respect. out of contention in their qualifyAfter this November 10 outing, ing heat by the University of the Lakers will hope to be a part Massachusetts and Marietta Colof the expanded Division III lege. The'-Lady Lakers failed to championship playoff tournaqualify by a slim 1.7 second ment which commences ion the margin. The event was won by 17th of November. f• Wesleyan, while U. Mass. and the Univ. of New Hampshire picked up the silver and bronze MERCYHURST COLLEGE 1984 VARSITY FOOTBALL respectively. September 8 SIENNA Home In the freshman eight event, the Laker placed fourth of six in their September 15 Widener i qualifying heat , | coming accorss September 22 ST. FRANCIS the line? b e h i nd - G e o r g e September 29 FrostburgI Washington, Williams, and October 6 MARIETTA Ithaca, while beating a crew from October 13 Drexel. This event was ultimately BuffaloState won by F.I.T., with Georgetown October 20 CANISIUS and U.S. Coast Guard Academy October 27 [Away Duquesne following. f November 3 Open i The success story for the Lakers November 10 Alfred 1:00 Away v came from the men's lightweight ' four. Three heats .were held in JUNIOR VARSITY SCHEDULE which only the first two places in each would advance to the finals. GROVE CITY HOME The Lakers ^ shocked all of the Allegheny crews in their heat, by coming in CANISIUS first place, posting the third Baldwin Wallace fastest time of the day of all sixTHIEL teen colleges and universities entered in the event.g, >. Allegheny SAway Lafayette, Manhattan, St.
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The 1984 Mercyhurst baseball campaign came to a close Tuesday afternoon when the Laker squad split a doubleheader with Allegheny College. JThe 'Hurst dropped the opening contest 3-2 in 10 innings and captured the nightcap by a 5-4 margin. Coach Conger's squad ended the year with a 8-13 record which was a little disappointing, but the strong finish proved encouraging for next season. L \"We played a lot better at the end of the year," explain Conger. "We were able to find our nine and jten most productive players and by doing this and obtaining more playing time, they became more consistent." The Lakers young team was one reason Conger believes the team started out slowly. "We have a very young club with only one senior, Scott Lucas, and it took some time for the younger players to become accustomed. I believe," continued, "that we improved significantly each week." *

^Leading the 'Hurst pitching staff was Bill Julio who turned in a sparkling season. Julio, in over 45 innings of work, allowed under one'earned run per game. His ERA of .84 is one of the best performances of the year. J ^Another pitcher who turned in a good year was reliever Tony Bambauer. Bambauer finished the year with an ERA around 2.50. In the offensive category, many Laker hitters stand out. Offense was one area in which the Mercyhurst team was strong. Ed Kriausky ended the season with a batting average of over .400 while collecting 14 RBI's. Another Laker slugger was Ted DeSanti. DeSanti ended 1984 with 15 RBI's and a batting average of .377. Senior Scott Lucas ended his collegiate career with a .309 showing and 10 RBI's. J I Other Laker power hitters were Rick Skonieczka (.322, 3HR, 5 doubles, and 11 RBI's), Chip Lewis (.349, 10 RBI's), Andy Casper (.309), and Bill Julio (3 HR's). £ il i

Caap Earns All-American

Jenkins of host South West Texas The Mercyhurst College Tennis State. j season came tol successful close "Jens has had a truly amazing last weekend at the NCAA Divi- season," claims Coach Andy sion II Tennis* Championships Findlay. "He finished the year at when the Lakers final participant 16-4, mosPof which took hard was beaten., § i work to achieve. At nationals he Jens Caap, the 'Hurst junior faced two equal opponents and netter, opened his tournament bid courageously came from behind with a 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 victory over to defeat both of them." John Hancock of Chapman Joel Balogun, another MerUniversity. Caap then proceeded cyhurst entrant in the singles comto defeat Randy Havens of petition,, opposed Rob Bates of California Poly in^a come from Rollins College. behind effort 0-6,?7-5, 7-5. Balogun and Bates met earlier This second win allowed Caap this season when the Lakers began to become^one of 16, singles their Southern trip, and this players to advance to the next meeting had the same result. Bates round of play. And, perhaps more again conquered Balogun by ft he importantly, the victory enabled score of 6-3, 6-4. , Caap to be recognized as a* 1984 Division * II Men's Tennis! Ail- With all. of the results computed American, fin doing this, Caap from the national tournament, the becomes the seventh Mercyhurst Mercyhurst team maintained t heir netter to obtain such honors. * national ranking. The Lakers end? In his next match, which proved ed the 1984 season as the eleventh to be his final one, Caap dropped best Division II squad in the a 6-2, 4-6, 6*1 decision!to Bill United States. £
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John's, Georgetown, and Western Ontario all finished behind the 'Hurst. * | i& ' In the finals, Jacksonville dominated the pack, but the race for the ?:silver and bronze was unbelievable close.} It took a photo finish to decide the medals between Mercyhurst, Marist and Lafayette. Unfortunately for;the Blue and Green,* they missed a medal by a scant .4 second. Overall, thei season has been one of the most successful in the history of Laker rowing. Over the

course of the spring, the,Lakers garnered 76 medals and four trophies. Head Coach Al Belovarac was very pleased with him program's performance. | "Our goal j;t his year was to emerge as a regional power, and we fulfilled that admirably. Next year we begin the process of earning a ^national reputation, and with the i confidence^ and aggressive attitude our crews have shown this year, I have every confidence in achieving that goal as well." *

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