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Policejinvestigate alleged rape

By Jule Gardne r

Met clad News Editor

'An alleged rape occurred on Novem- ber 12 in a Briggs Avenue apartment The alleged victi m i s a student at Mercy hurst. A suspect in the case, also a Mercy hurst student, wa s temporarily expelled but has been allowed to resume classes with permission o f the alleged victim, said Bud Dever, director o f secu- rity. " Apparently, an agreement has

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been worked out," he added. The Erie Police are currently investi- gating the physical evidence in the case. "As soon as they become involved, they have the jurisdiction," Dever said. Concerning the initial expulsion, he said, "As far as the college i s concerned, the rules o f student conduct are satisfied by suspension until it i s litigated." t Dever declined any further comment and said that the matter was "in the hands of the Erie Police."

Tips offer rap e precaution s

By Anne L . McNeils

A&E and Features Editor

Based on national surveys, one in four women at Mercy hurst have experienced

rape or attempted rape since the age of

  • 14. One in 12 college men admit to acts

that meet legal definitions of rape, yet few o f them consider themselves to be rapists. There i s no question that both women and men need to be educated



Friday, December ill . Women's Basketball at Edinboro.

Saturday, December 12

t o 4 p.m . Studen t Union.> Christmas on Campus. 7:30 p.nWMen's Basket- ball hosts Bloomsburg.

Sunday^December 13

12:30 p.m."AChristmas


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FiidayiDecember 18

Christmas Vacation be- gins.

about what constitutes rape, how to pre-

vent it and what to do i f a friend i s a rape



Rape, according to the ffew Mepiaiq Webster Dictionary, i s unlawful sexual intercourse of any kind by force or threat Rape has nothing to do with love or lus t It i s sexual violence that i s directed at women. Some o f the treasons for. this violence are sex sole stereotypes, poor communication, mixed messages and learned violence. Rape is a violation o f a woman's body and spirit. When a woman i s raped, her entire life will be a fleeted by the crime. Such problems as los s o f trust in other people, guilt about the rape, fear, de - pression a nd sexual problems can occur. To reduce the risk o f rape, women can take certain precautions. They are to:

-avoid secluded places -be aware o f situations involv- ing alcohol or other drugs (most campus rapes include alcohol) -be assertive (remember that no one has the right to touch your body unless you want that person to) £ -be direct, act right away -get away from a threatening situation i f possible; scream, kick, hit, bite, etc., unless you think your life i s in danger—in that case, do not resist Even though these tips can help pre- vent rape, the only people who can end rapes are rapists. If you are raped, the first step is to get help. Go to a hospital, talk to friends or a rape crisis line to obtain the support you need. It i s your decision to report a rape—reporting rapes is one of the first steps in ending them, but you must be comfortable with the choice. Whether you report the rape or not, it i s important to seek counseling for your own good. If you know someone who i s raped, there are a number of things you can do to help her. Most importantly, you should be supportive and reassuring. You should also make sure that your friend has some- place safe to stay and that she will not be alone. The most important thing to remember & about rape i s that it is never the woman's fault, no matter what she was wearing, how diunk she*;was or what she was doing with her attacker.




Member s o f the Mercyhurst community who are collaborating with Greg Rathbum, an Erie Filmmaker, are pictured here discussing the first draft of his

ffipt, which depicts a "wake* set in Ireland in the twenties. The Irish students t Mercyhurst were instrumental in providing colloquialisms and insights

ecessary for this production.

Photo by Joseph Legler

Tbme r asserts th e CIA is not secret

By Monica Sertik

Merciad Staff Reporter

On December 5,1992 , a seminar co - sponsored by the Criminal Justice De - partment and the Research/Intelligence Program o f the History Department pre- sented "Intelligence In the 1990's and

Beyond: Its Role in a Democratic Soci- ety." (* Dr. Michael A. Turner o f the Central Intelligence Agency, spoke on Intelli- gence and the Role of the CIA in i t "Alot of people consider the CIA to be a James Bond-like organization. James Bond doesn't write reports, he i s too busy chasing beautiful women and driving exotic ca is, " said Tu rne r. The CIA writes a lot o f reports. In 1991, more than 5,100 titles were written. Turner said, "The CIA is perceived by many as a secret intelligence organiza- tion." It i s not a secret agency. Everyone knows that the CIA exists. If it was a secret organization Turner could not have



given his talk. The CIA i s in the Info Management

business. It evaluates the information for the policy makers for national security decisions. They have four ways o f col- lecting their information: from other US Government Intelligence Agencies Re- ports, open sources such as the media (both print and electronic),? National Technical Means (satellites), and Humint or Human Intelligence or otherwise known as spying. The second speaker was Fredrick T. Ma rt ins of the Pennsylvania Crime Com- mission. Martins spoke on Organized Crime a nd its hold in the US. In 1967, the Commission stated that organized crime does exist in America, and controlled vice activities in major American cities . Law Enforcement

Agencies lacked an intelligence capabil- ity, and this is why the Cosa Nostra was able to grow and prosper for over 3 0 years, said Martins.' In the 1990's a new face of organized crime has developed. It i s a multi-cul- tural multi ethnic There are four new faces: the Asian, Hispanic, Russian

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Dr . Michael A. Turner of the Central Intelligence Agency shares bis. knowledge

of Intelligence to a seminar group in Sullivan Hall.

Photo by Monica Sertik


DECEMBER 10,1992

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What Do You Think of U.S. Involvement in






By Jule Gardner

Merciad News Editor

Editor's Note: This column is designed to represent different

viewpoints of

Me icy hurst students about current, newsworthy

topics. The opinions ate obtained through a random telephone poll of on-campus numbers. (That means that you should keep up on the issues because next week I might be talking to you.)

Margaret Hanchek, freshman, Psychology major:

"I think the U.S. should worry about their own problems."

Gretchen Ulery, sophomore, undeclared major:

"I don't like it. We should take care of our internal problems before we start considering foreign policy."

Jason Kirby, freshman, undeclared major:

"I would agree with the involvement. We're trying to'help those people. They are starving to death."

Daniel Marks, senior, HRIM major. "I think the only reason w e do it i s because we can. The United States is a wealthy country and the reason we help others is because we are able to."

Dan Patrick, junior. Criminal Justice major:

"I think they need help over there. It's a good idea as long as we

don't stay over there too long."


Leo Orelli, freshman, CMIS major:

M I don't think we should be there because we have enough

problems in our country and we shouldn't have to spend our money* *


Joan Whelan, sophomore, undeclared major:

"It makes me sad to see it on TV. I'm glad our government is doing something to help these people."

Heather Ryan, freshman, Psychology major:

M I think it's a good move because these people-need food to survive. It's necessary."

Steve Serena, sophomore, undeclared major:


"I'm a torn heart. I'm glad they are helping them but I wish they

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Ryan Garvey, junior, Finance major: /

"I think it's a good idea. Hopefully we will resolve the problem

pretty soon and kick some ass."


Erin O'Connor, junior, HRIM major:

  • 44 I don't agree with it at all. I know someone over there right now and I think we have enough starving people Hi the U.S. and we don't need to be going to other countries. I just think it's stupid.

Tim Alesnik, senior, Sportsmedicine major:

"Why can't they feed American people that are starving? Why is it that people in other countries were starving in the last 15 years, such as in Ethiopia, and we didn't help them and now we are in Somalia? It just doesn't make sense


Will Grover, senior, HRIM major:


"I think it's a good idea. They are aiding In distribution and regulation better than the rebels."

By Stephanie Szabo

Some of the activities that will

Merciad Staff Reporter I *' take place on Saturday are pic-

  • I * tures with Santa, sponsored by Circle K; face painting, sponsored

The third annual Christmas on

campus will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 1 to 4 pan, in the Student Union. Unlike years past, the events will be covered by the local media. The children who will be attending this func- tion range from age five to 10. These children represent Burton Elementary, S t Martin Center, YMCA and the Maura Smith Day Care Center. Much planning has taken place for this event by die d i fferent com- mittees. Some of these commit- tees are: refreshments, decorat- ing* agency contact, gifts, activi- ties/volunteer s and publicity. According to Colleen Kipfstuhl, president of the Mercyhurst Busi- ness Association and student co - ordinator for the Christmas events, this year's Christmas on Campus has involved more of the campus and its clubs than in the past. "I'm deeply touched by the a mount of enthusiasm displayed by the Mercyhurst community to sup- port this activity and I hope this tradition continues for ma ny years to come," she said.

by art majors; Santa Bingo, spon- sored by Alpha Phi Omega;

Christmas instruments, coordi- nated by the string ensemble un- der the direction o f Lee Wilkins; The Gift Shop, sponsored by the Political Science Association; ornaments, sponsored by the

Archaeology grows to Big Easf

Mercyhurst Archaeological In-

stitute (MAI) could soon become one of the largest programs in the United States. If a recent proposal

to acquire the

archaeology re-

search program at Southern Meth- odist University in Dal las is final- ized, Mercyhurst will become the largest archaeology program east of the Mississippi, according to James Adovasio, MAI director.

The Board of Trustees voted to begin negotiations with SMU at their regular meeting on Thurs- day, Dec. 3 . Dr. Garvey made the announcement shortly afterwards. He said that they are "on the road" to a final agreement. Garvey added that the premiere archaeology program has been possible at Mercyhurst ever since Adovasio took over the program

in 1990.


Adovasio, formerly of the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh, called the possible acquisition "deja vu."

"We did it at Pitt," he added. Under the terms of the proposed acquisition, the Texas operation would be the western headquar- ters of all field work in that region while the Eastern Division, lo- cated at Mercyhurst, would handle all the field work on the east coast.

Kevin Shaunessy, the SMU ar- chaeology program director, said

that the program's contracts have "brought in an* exces s o f $500,000" to SMU and the pro-



Those contracts, Adovasio said, would become x Mercy hurst's if the college acquires SMU's pro- gram.

The acquisition could occur as

early as January 1, according to



According to Garvey, this would give Mercyhurst one of the finest small college archaeology pro- grams in the United States.

Council for Exceptional Child ren; Christmas cards, sponsored by computer majors and the Clown Troupe provided by Campus Min- istry.


Expert s discus s

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(Continued from page 1) Emigre and African. This is a different type o f organized crime, which is global in nature. The groups are crossing the borders, smuggling aliens and drugs, energy re- sources, western goods and pre- cious metals, according to Mar- tins Martins suggested that students, "study other cultures extremely hard, know them, understand them, study other languages, study the customs of other cultures, the histories of other cultures, because all of that knowledge i s what in- telligence analysis i s all about" The third 'speaker was R.C. Fahlman o f the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP is about equal to the FBI but more broader and is also the Canadian National Police Force. Today's environment i s rapidly changing and the RCMP must be aware of the changes and make

"This is a different type of organized crime, which is global in nature."

the * changes needed. They no longer can use yesterday's meth- ods. The RCMP Act outlines the general mandates of three areas which are the preservation of peace and order, prevention of crime, and the pursuit and appre- hension of criminaIs. « "Intelligence in many shapes and forms provides the support necessary for planners and lead- ers to recognize the emerging threats as well as potential oppor- tunities," said Fahlman.

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ized the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes on the Mercyhurst campus on October 31^ The reward money was donatediby area merchants.jichiefs of police and the Fraternal Order of Police lodges. The use of the money was arranged by Bud Dever, Mercyhurst security directo r the local state Po- lice captain and the Crime-Stoppers committee. If you have any information call the Erie police

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Mercy hurst College's First Class newspaper as rated by the Associated Collegiate Press

Vol. 66 No. 10

December 10,1992

Josep h Legler Jul e Gardne r Ann e McNeils

Editor in Chief News Editor A&EIFeatures Editor

Crai g Rybczynski Sports Editor

Joh n Danknich Michelle Ryan Yvonne Mahe r

A sst. Sports Editor


Copy Editor

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Merciad Staff

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By Joseph Legler

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"How can someone like you frequently eat in a high quality, full-service restaurant on your income?" asked the ignorant pseudo acquaintance with dis- belief in her voice. "How can you have all of that money? After all, you only work for minimum wage, don't you?" j

asked the simpleton car dealer looking upon me as if I were a beggar looking for hand-outs.

" You couldn't have all of that money


Not you, no way, no how


... YOUl" said the empty-headed, witless co-


mean, give me a break




| "HOW CAN YOU, BEING AN ADULT|STUDENT, BE RE- CEIVING TfflS MUCH FINANCIAL AID?" asked the oblivious woman behind the student accounts desk, practically accusing me of some sort of thievery with the tone in her voice. The first three quotes in this column were embellished and or totally fabricated to make a point. However, the third quote, and consequently the most offensive to me because it was actually said to me, is word for word from one of the women in the Mercyhurst Student Accounts Office. I I.Was in the accounts office to see if I could possibly withdraw some money from my Mercyhurst tuition file to buy books. My account is well in the plus range and I wanted to use a mere ten percent of this excessive fundage to buy my overpriced books at the bookstore. I don't have an all-campus card, so this was the next logical step. The clerk pulled up my account on the computer; her eyes bulged out and almost kissed the terminal screen; her chin dropped to the floor, she began to writhe back and forth in rapid convulsions; sweat-beads formed across her fore-head and she asked, "HOW CAN YOU, BEING AN ADULT STUDENT, BE RECEIVING






Now, I didn't have the best upbringing in the world, but I was taught that it's more than rude to ask somebody where they got their money. If they have their money, they have i t It is not my business to ask where they got it, from whom they got it, how they got it, and what they're going to do with i t If the person with the money chooses to tell me where he/she obtained it, fine! That is his/her option, but I would never ask him/her about i t jJ was also taught not to label people. For example, I would never say, "He has AIDS, he must be homosexual." This just isn't a competent, well thought-out thing to say, and if anyone said it, they would be considered a fool. $ In the brief time it took this lady to blurt out this sentence (maybe five seconds tops), she not only labeled me as an adult student, but she also questioned me as to the origin of the money on my adult- student a ccount Is there some reason why I, being a non-traditional student, shouldn't receive financial aid? Is it of any concern to anyone else how much financial aid I receive? Should I ha ve a sign strapped to me that indicates that I happen to


be an adult student who happens to receive scholarship money for a job that I happen to do each week? Should I yell out at the top of my lungs in the middle of Garvey Park that I receive an assistants hip for another job I do on campus? Should I paint a message on my car saying that I'm several thousand dollars in debt to the federal government, drive around campus and honk my horn for aifew hours? Should I send out mailers to the entire Mercyhurst commu- nity informing them of all the financial aid I have ever received? Is it really anyones business? No, I shouldn't do those things, but i f this woman i s reading this, now you know how / , BEING AN ADULT STUDENT, RECEIVE SO MUCH FINANCIAL AID.








I would like to extend my thanks to everyone that has assisted in the production of the first ten issues of this year's Merciad. Everyone has done a great job. Have a safe and happy holiday







DECEMBER 10,1992


I Weeding

By Jule Gardner

Merciad News Editor

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For a recording of the daily meals, call ex t 2192.

She always cooks ham when we go to her house for dinner. I hate ham. Did you see the way Uncle Fred's girlfriend was dressed at the party? Why does Grandma always buy me dumb presents? The tree needs more lights. No it doesn't Yes it does. Go to K-Mart and get

some. No. Yes. No. Bla. Bla. Bla."


If you haven't guessed, the topic of my column is the overwhelm- ing joys of the Christmas season. No, Virginia, there isn't a Santa Gaus and even if there was, he would be just as commercial in reality as he is in the current imaginations of our youth. I want I want I thought the * 80* s were over, but materialism makes a lasting visit every year around this time under the guise of holiday cheer. Christmas isn't about Nintendo. It isn't about new sweaters. It isn't about ham dinner. Yeah, we all know the real meaning of Christmas. Like good, little Christians we make our appearances at Midnight Mass. Maybe it's the only appearance we make all year, but, geez, we g o and listen, don't we? I'm not going to stand on a pulpit and lecture you about why we celebrate Christmas. I'm as guilty as most o f you. I just recognize my guilt. My problem isn't with losing the true purpose. That was bound to happen in this technological, skeptical society. My problem i s that the distortion just won't stop there.

Case in point: By now you have probably seen the "Playboy" commercial featuring good ole* St. Nick about a gazillion times. It's even on CNN* At the end of the display containing sordid, censored photographs of near naked women, the jolly character in the beard says, "HO! HO! HO! It's good to be the Santa." Why? So you can be admired and fondled by big-breasted bimbos in red? I'm almost sure that is how Father Christmas should be depicted on TV.

If security is needed at any time after 4:30 p.m., call ex t 2439 (Baldwin desk). If no answer, call ex t 2102, wait for a beep and press * (star). Then press 401 *. Press the # key whenj you are finished, but before you hang up.

Anyone interested in starting a pep band for men's and women's basketball programs to help cre- ate more spirit and atmosphere at games should contact Pete Russo, Director of Athletics, at ext. 2226.

The Fitness Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to employees only. Craig Davie, Director of the Fitness Center, will be avail- able during these hours to assist any employee in learning how to operate exercise equipment ef- fectively and safely. Davie will

also be £ available to place any employee on a designated fitness program to meet personal goals

for exercise.


Anyone interested in demon- strating his/her major at the

Glenwood Park YMCA is asked

to contact Camille Locke at 868-


In case of snow emergency, ve - hicles hindering overnight snow removal can be towed at the owner's expense. Regulations re- garding overnight parking are as follows. In lot #2, overnight park- ing is allowed above the southern most entrance and along the east side of the lot all the way to the

north end exi t Overnight parking is also allowed in the north main- tenance lot, lot #6, 10, 13, the townhouse lot and the west end of lot #8. Overnight parking is not permitted in lots #3,4,5, 9 and lot 8 (except for the west end).

Anyone interested in joining the Mercyhurst College Summer Abroad Program should contact Mr. John Wolper, Division Chair, in HRIM in Egan 25.

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Every year they try to suck you in earlier and earlier. You walk into stores on Halloween and you are greeted by red and green garbage. "Christmas is coming. Start getting commercial now while the commercial getting is good." It's OCTOBER. Why does one day have to be stretched out into materialistic infinity? I haven't even touched on the relatives part For members of my family (and I know I'm far from alone) Christmas isn't a time of joy and giving. It's a time of obligation. You know those members in your family that don't like those other members of your family and bitch about it all the way up to the front porch. Then they open the door. Big smile, big smile. "Oh, Merry Christmas, Aunt Annoying. It's soooo good to see you again!" Meanwhile her teeth are clenched so tight that freckles start flying off of her forehead. Okay, I'm not a total grincb. I freely admit that I get all gooey-eyed when George Bailey realizes "It's a Wonderful Life." I know it is a good feeling to give someone something from inside that means a lot to that person. And, hey, how can you help but smile when The Boss cranks out "Santa Claus is Com in' to Town" on the radio? It's just that I can't believe Christmas is all it's cracked up to be. For me, the decent aspects of this drawn-out holiday cannot erase such mistakes as the fake niceties, the utter materialism or the asinine commercials. I refuse to fool myself, but I don't condemn

you if that is the path you take. All I ask is that you don't look at me like I have three heads just because I like reality more than Christ* mas.

So, hey, have a wang-dilly of a break. Happy Holidays and all that junk. I'm done growing old for this season. Ho. Ho.



DECEMBER 10,1992



Th e Back Row

By John Danknich

Merciad Movie Critic

Well, it' s been over a month since my last review, and since there have been a number o f "big" movies that have come out in the interim, I have de- cided to give capsule reviews of three of these so-called "big" movies.


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Coppol vampire tale. In ait interesting piece of casting, British actor Gary Oldman was chosen to play the vampiriccount. OldmaiTs last major role in the United States was Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK. Oldman's performance as Dracula was the high point of the movie. In portraying Dracula, Oldman had to endure not only playing Dracula's various incarnations, but countless hours under heavy make-up and prosthetics as well. However, Oldman is at his best when he is the charming Prince VIad. In my opinion, he could be a dark horse in the race for an Academy Award nomination. The major problem with Dracula is its look and feel. On many occasions, it i s very obvious that the scene is happening on some Hollywood soundstage. For those of you expecting to be horrified and scared, stay at home. This i s not a honor movie. Dracula is a gothic love story a nd should be viewed with this in mind. The deciding factor for my grade was Anthony Hopkins who gives a tour-de-force performance as the vampire slayer Van Helsing. Hopkins' humor helped to break the tension and liven up a rather

dark movie . I crive Rram Stoker' s Dracul a a solid B+.

D'Angelo presents acclaimed cellist

The D'Angelo School of Music is proud to present artist/faculty


cellist Jolyon Pegis in a concert o f work s by Bach , Brahms, Beethoven and Sibelius. Pegis is a native of Rochester, NY. He studied cello in Roches- ter with Alan Harris and Don Reinfeld. He continued his stud- ies at Indiana University and the Harrt School of Music where he studied with Fritz Magg, Gary Hoffman and David Wells.

Pegis i s a prizewinner in the Hudson Valley Competition, as

well as a winner of the Emerson String Quartet Competition and Artists International auditions in New York City. He has appeared as a soloist with the Lafayette, Queens, Harrt, Kingsport and Thayer Symphony Orchestras. Pegis made his official New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in

  • 1990 and has also appeared in the

Federal Hall Concert Series, the

Cami Hall .


As a performer of new music, Pegis has commissioned and pre-

miered several works and has worked with such composers as LukasFoss, Ganther Schuller and Don Froind. He i s an advocate of the music of the 1 ate Eric Heckaid and has premiered a number of his works, including his cello con- certo. For the past several years, Pegis has lived in Connecticut where he worked as a free lance cellist in the New York area. He taught at Newtown High School, Merit Music Studios and at< the Harrt School of Music. During the summer he teaches and performs chamber music at the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont This year he has per- formed with artists such as Chris- topher Wellington , Eric Rosenblith, Gary Karr and Jesse Levine and toured with his en- semble, the Arcadia Trio.

The concert will be held on

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Next on the agenda is the "long-awaited" Home Alone 2: Lost in* New York. The Grst Home Alone grossed over $200 million worldwide and made an instant star of Macau ley Culkin. I The plot i s basically the same as the Grst one, except that Culkin gets stranded in New York by himself at Christmas time. He does the

same things as he did in the Grst movie. He eats a lot of junk food, watches movies and makes a nuisance of himself. - Of course, Culkin's nemeses Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) are back. A s in the first movie the pair goes after Culkin who has turned his uncle's townhouse into a fortress. Let me tell you, if I took all the injury and abuse that Harry and Marv take at the hands of Culkin, I'd be dead.:

-- ; . ;> While some o f the things Culkin does to Harry and Marv are very

ingenious, I can't help but thinking the writers are trying to turn him into MacGyver, Jr. In fact, I saw one of the "gags" in the movie on an episode o f MacGyver from 1985 the other night. Don't you just love how original this movie is? - Unoriginal as Home Alone 2 may be, it still is an enjoyable and fun movie for the entire family to see. However, because the Glm is basically a larger budget remake of the Grst move, I cannot give

Home Alone 2 higher than a IK



Malcolm X. Director Spike\Lee's three hours and 17 minutes biography o f the slain Black Muslim leader of the 1960s is his finest

movie to date. A s the movie begins, young Malcolm Little (brilliantly portrayed by Denzel Washington) starts his dissent into the world of drugs and crime. little' s life of crime catches up to him, and he ends up in jail. It is here he turns his life around after a fellow inmate introduces him


to the teachings o f Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam. Of all the parts in the movie, this introduction seemed to drag the most. However, I realized that it was necessary to see the man that Malcolm was to understand the man that he became* Washington, who won a Supporting Actor Oscar for Glory, has to be the front-runner for this year's Best Actor. In my opinion, no actor could have portrayed Malcolm X any better. Also, the resem- blance between the two is uncanny. Malcolm X is no doubt the best movie of this year. When the Academy Award nominations are announced early next year, ex- pect this Glm to have many. I wish I had more room to write, but I'll save it for my next column. Malcolm X gets a well deserved A .



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By Joseph Legler

Editor in Chief

Out o f fear, some people keep

personal problems bottled up in-

side them for a very long time.

They don't ever reveal their di-

lemmas t o anybody, and conse-

quently they may experience de-

pression, trauma, anxiety, and

self-pity later in life. However,

telling somebody your problem,

anybody you can trust, i s prob-

ably the best therapy for any indi-


Mercyhurst student Dara

DeDad, a 21 year old senior ac-

counting major, i s a survivor of

childhood molestation who just

recently brought her problem out

into the open.

Late last term she addressed Pro-

fessor Triola's Social Problems

class on the repercussions of child

molestation and the effects it

leaves on victims. She said she

Was nervous telling her story but

she feels much better now than

she has in a long time.

DeDad was a 10 year old girl

when, on two separate occasions,

her alcoholic relative made im-

proper advances "fondling" her

with his hands.

She knew at the time that this

was not right and she told her


never to touch her

like that again. He never touched

her wrongly again, but she had a

decision to make—whether or not

to reveal these incidents to any-


I told my grandmother," DeDad

said. "She looked at me like 'Oh

it hasn't happened again* and told

me to never tell anyone.

She kept this incident locked

inside her, repressing it from her

memory, until recently when she

came forward with it through

therapy at the Rape Crisis Center.

She said that something "trig-

gered" her into finally facing her

suppressed dilemma. That some-

thing was the recent death of her

relative. He passed away ifrom

natural causes last summer.

T h e day that he died, I didn't

think it was going to bother me at

all because I wasn't close to him

at all," she said, "I felt bad but ...

that was about it.* 9

She added that subconsciously

she knew that this memory was

still buried in her mind. "Him

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dying brought everything forward

because now I had to face it," she

stated, "I suppose myisubcon-

scious felt that I would always get

my chance



sets in and I

have to deal with it."

She has dealt with it effectively

and says she doesn't experience

"flashbacks" anymore which

plagued her in the time she kept it

locked inside.

She feels that she can now handle

herself much more confidently in

relationships and life because she

confronted her fear and overcame







She attributes much of this to the

Rape Crisis Center and her best


"They (the Rape Crisis Center)

told me to take each day as it i s

conies and to deal with difficult

situations one at a time and to deal

with what happened to me one

day at a time," she stated. "I even-

tual ly got to the point where it

didn't control me anymore, I con-

trolled it." u ^ < * ¥ ®*H

She added that they helped her

narrow the problem down to a

little comer of her mind and this

made the rest o f her life much

more manageable;

DeDad Was quick to give praise

to her closest friend, whom she

met three years ago. She said that

her friend helped her immensely

to "get over her self pity" and

urged her to seek the professional

help that has been s o beneficial to


DeDad stressed the point that if

you are in a similar situation, don't

keep it trapped inside o f you be-

cause it won't go away.

"Tell anyone that will listen, a

best friend, a close classmate, a

teacher you are very fond of or ...

even me," she stated. "The more

yoti keep silent, the more it hin-

ders you."

If you would like to talk to DeDad

about a problem that you feel she

may be able to help you with, you

can reach her through Dr. Snyder,

Bud Dever, or Professor Triola.

Mercyhurst also has a profes-

sional counseling service that the

students can take advantage o f

located in room 20 9 Main. You

can stop by or call 2555 for an


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was Jen Prichard's thought of the

trip. Before the adventure, the stu-

dents were ouizzed o n identi fica-

tion o f the objects they were to

see; they were also given a basic

understanding of things like fos-

silized remains o f sea life, the

study o f geological features of

the Jamaican island and snorkel


On the island, they studied the

history and function of the nature

and had a practical quiz before

they left. Group projects helped

the 11 students apply their knowl-

edge as well as learn first hand

how exciting the science world

can be, A sophistication was de-

veloped along with a cultural

^ broadening.

Jamaica. Left t o right, Je n Prichard, Colleen Kipfstuhl, Vicki

Darko, Trisha Powers, Christopher Jurusik and Clive , on e o f the

group's guides .

An interesting history envelopes

aie area where the group stayed. |

They stayed at the "Columbus

Cottages," which are part o f

Hofstra University' s Ma rine

By Tate Davidson

Merciad Staff Reporter

There are ways to learn and there

are ways to have fun. When w e

can combine these activities, the

result i s pure bliss. To fulfill the

scienc e requirement here at

Mercy hurst, some students chose

to indulge in the culture and na-


ture o f Jamaica. The interaction

of students with the actual field of

Geology and Biology provided a

more interesting and less static

educational experience than the

traditional class and laboratory.

It i s a relief to know that as

students, w e are able to focus in

on an interest, pursue our curios-

ity and/or change our perspective

on a subject (that may provide

nothing but boredom) by spend-

ing ten days in a totally different

environment Biology and Geol-

ogy 198 consisted of one class per

week during the fall term and

ended with a trip to "Sunny Ja-

maica." The trip, which was the

lab for the class, began on Satur-

day, Nov. 21 and ended on Tues-

day, Dec. 1. From snorkeling in

the coral reef to dancing and eat-

ing the Jamaican way, students

were able to explore a very differ-

ent environment

Laboratory. Christopher Colum-

bus was stra nded there on his sec-

ond trip to the "new world." The

remains o f his time there still ex*

ist and the natives have mixed

feelings a bout them. Our students,

however, were greeted by a hos-

pitable, helpful group that guided

them throughout the island*

The material luxuries we enjoy

here were not available In Jamaica.

Geology professor Raymond

Buyce describes the experience

as "stepping through a mirror into

another dimension." He also said >

This type of situation allows for

an overall feel forthe life millions

of others share. It Is likely that the

goal of the trip was accomplished

it gave students a chance to see

themselves as citizens of the world

instead o f as citizens o f Erie or

Mercyhurst College.

Of course, as in most school

trips, the students were required

to show their learning and obser-

vations throughout the trip. "It's

a lot of work, but if you have to do

and all the participants acquired

an appreciation and understand-

ing of another culture.

This type of learning experience

tits into the ideals o f the liberal

arts o f Mercyhurst well. It com-

bines entertainment and educa-

tion, something we all need in one

way or another.

it, it might as well be In Jamaica,"

DECEMBER 10,199 2



Bohun brings fresh outlook to the Hurst

By David J . Kosobucki

Merciad Sports Writer

Sports can b e a passion for some people. They can make life seem so easy for them because they are able to get in a zone. Hocke y i s a- passio n for Mercyhurs t freshma n Bryc e Bohun. It has been ever since he

hockey for the North Battleford North Stars in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. 1 He was also trying to find a way to extend his hockey career. "I planned on going to college in America," Bohun said. "I wanted to go somewhere where I could play hockey." Bohun didnothave

a shor t tri p in' coming , t o

Mercyhurs t either


. Battleford is about a 36 hour drive from Erie. Coming from another country had an immediat e effect on Bohun. At first, he experienced a little culture shock. Since then, he has adapted and finds himself enjoying America. "I was sur- prised at all of the different per- sonalities I saw when I first got here," he said. "I'm used to it now, though."

Bohun enjoys all of the televi- sion exposu re tha t sporting events receive in America. "Sports are very big here on television," he said. "I hope I get to see the Chi- cago Bulls play a lot"I n Canada, he did get to watch some basket- ball but not nearly as much as he will in the United States. Bohun also gol fs for Mercyhurst During the fall season, Bryce was one of the most cons is tent golfers for the Lakers. Back in high school, he also played volleyball and badminton. But according to Bohun, he has played "any and all

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Sports at one time or another." Bohun drew some parallels about all of these sports. "Concentra- tion is essential/ ' said Bryce. "Also, the team atmosphere that is created is similar.' 9 Bryce also feels that golf has helped him significantly. When he is golfing, it is just him against


the course. This kind of individual thinking makes it easier for him to raise his level of play when he is struggling in hockey. All good things must come to an end. Everyone must enjoy them while they las t Athletics bring out the kid in everyone. That' s what makes many of us, includ- ing Bohun, still young at hear t |

By Crai g Rybczynski

Merciad Sports Editor

"We'v e go t five seconds left . . .do you believe in miracles. Yes! " This famous quote by ABC broadcaster Al Michaels reminds hockey fans of how a rag-tag group of college hockey player s : coul d .overcom e unbelicveable odds and win .

  • 4 laced up his skates for the first time when he was five years old. "I jus t love playing hockey, " Bohun said. "I have trouble not dreaming about it sometimes." Hockey^has been traditionally considered a Canadian sport. So it is probably not, surprising to hear that Bohun was born and raised in Canada. He attended John PaulijII Collegiate ] High Schoo l in Nort h -Battleford ,



Most athletes dream about be- ing a superstar someday. Bohun is no different. Dreams can seem more realistic when someone has a role model. In Bohun's case, h e had a Great One. "Wa yne Gretzky grew up nearby the area in which I grew up, " Bohun said. "I was exposed to him a lot, and he be- came my hero."

Bohun igraduated from high school three years ago. Now 21 years old, Bryce spent those three years working at a golf course over the summer and playing

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These famous words followed

the USA' s 4-3 upset victory over the Soviet Union at Lake Placid, NY, in the 1980 Winter Olympics. \ There;ar e definite simarities between the USA Olympic gold medal winning team of 1980 and the Mercyhurst club hockey team. Both teams are a collection of kids from obscure cities from around the United States and for Mercyhurst, Canada as well. The Lakers pulled their own rendition of the "Miracle on Ice" with a 12-2 victory over the Niagara University Purple Eagles on Friday, December 4. Then, like the gold medal victory over Finland by Team USA, the Lakers defeated their rivals, the Gannon Golden Knights 3-2 Wednesday night at the Mercyhurst Ice Center.

Th e Laker s

have won two in a row and have turned around their

By David J . Kosobucki

Merciad Sports Writer

Mercyhurst freshman Craig Woodard is probably wondering if his football season will ever end. He probably does not want it to end, the way things are going. The East Coast Athletic Confer- ence extended Woodard's season by naming him its 1992 Rookie of the Year. Woodard led the Lakers with 1166 yards rushing, a new school record, on 176 carries. Woodard also hauled down seven passes for 69 yards. Woodard totaled

eight touchdowns for the season. All of them came on the ground. The flashy freshman made a sud- den impact early in the season when he led the Lakers t o a 14*10 come from behind victory over Maryville with j 133 yards rush- ing, including the game winning touchdown. Woodard displayed his exciting running style through- out the season. His 94-yard touch- down run against Ca nisi us Col- lege was probably the most spec- tacular of them all. Even though the game schedule is over for this season, the pivotal part of the year lies ahead, the off season. This is when athletes of- ten mature the most, both physi- cally and mentally. "1 plan to hit the weights harder than ever over the winter," Woodardsaid. "I want to come back an even better Cra ig

Woodard.^ M ^Improvement will remain a key ingredient in Craig's life, both on and off the field. "No matter what

it is I do, " he said. "I want to get better at it " If Craig improves any more, it will put him at perhaps an even more untouchable level than be- fore. He might even be able to accumulate more hardware to ac- company his state basketball championship in high school and bis rookie of the year award.

season which did not begin so spectacularly. For those of you rink

rats who ventured to see Mercyhurst's finest play their first two games, you would have thought you were watching a football game by the number of goals scored. However, what critics and fans alike

fail to realize is that the Lakers had had only six pra c* •ces before their -

first game.

Like Team USA, they were thrown against competition with almost no preparation and expected to mature and improve with the passing of each game. Team USA had little time to prepare for their 10 game slate against European and National "Hockey ^League teams. Going into the Olympics, Team USA Head Coach Herb Brooks thought even a bronze medal would have been a major accomplishment Entering Lake Placid, they were coming off of a demoralizing defeat to the Soviet Union at Madison Square Garden a week earlier. With time, the United States started to gel and play as a team. The Lakers have since begun to progress as a unit and not as a team of individuals. Coach Brooks knew that this philosophy would help them beat superior teams. Th e Hurs t has since tightened up on defense. With the addition of Scott Aiello, the burden won' t solely fall on the one or two players. Defensema n Marc Johnston has been the stand out defensive player all year 1 , and it' s about time he got some help. Maybe the club team should look into getting some more players from Ridley College in S t Catherines? In goal, Scott Bray and Aaron Winch ha ve solidified the goal tending duties for the Lakers. With better defense, they can rely on loose pucks and rebounds being cleared from in front of the ne t The days of two or three rebounds have long pas t With this goaltending tandum, the Hurst doesn't have to rely on one goalie, I ikeTeairi USA did with Jimmy Craig. Bray captured the first win against Niagara, and Winch stopped 20 shots against

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The Olympic spirit can be found in one of the most determined, yet smallest players on the team* Sdphomore Lou Viselli gets knocked around each game, but still goes into the corners after the puck like he is 6 feet tall. Viselli scored the game-winning goal against Gannon. Does the name Mike Eruzionc ring a frell? jt Eruzion e scored the winning goal against the Soviet Union to help Team USA advance to the gold medal game. He wasn't the most talented player on the team but was a team leader and winner like


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varsity team is so well known at this school that people (ail to realize we even have a club team. Well, I think you hear me knocking, and I'm bringing the club hockey team and they're going to show you they can really play.

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N. E. vs. Cavcasion Invasion Too Deep vs. Brickmisters

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8 p.m. 8:40 p.m

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Misfits vs. BMF

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Last Call vs. Nologe 9:20 p.m.


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Too Deep vs. Tumbleweeds


8 p.m

Staff vs. Brickmisters


8:40 p.m.

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8:40 p.m. 9:20 p.m. 9:20 p.m. I


Too Deep vs. Runnin Rebels^ 8 p.m.

Tumbleweeds vs. The Hood Misfits vs. Ziggy's Wolverines vs. Nologe


8 p.m. 8:40 p.m, 8:40 p.m.

Last Call

K** Brewsers

9:20 p.m.

Kaps vs. Bricks R Us


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Wolverines vs. Last Call

  • 8 p.m.

Misfits vs. Nologe

  • 8 p.m.

Ziggy's vs. Brewsers

8:40 p.m.

Brickmisters vs. Cav. Invasion 8:40 p.m.

Staff vs. Runnin Rebels North East vs. T\imbleweeds

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DECEMBER 10,199 2





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By John Danknich

Aferciad Asst. Sports Editor

bling St. Vincent's output of 16

points from the charity stripe. On

the boards, Mercy hurst had a 49*

sive boards. The Marauders con-

sistently had second and third

chances which allowed them to

At the Mercy hurst Athletic Cen-

ter las t Saturday night , the

Mercyhurst men' s basketball

team entered the championship

game of the Ferraro Ford Classic

after a hard fought victory over

the St. Vincent Bearcats the night


After racing to a 10-point half-

time lead, the Lakers fell apart in

the second half and were defeated

in overtime by the Central State

Marauders by a score o f 94-91,

dropping their record to 4-2.

What plagued the Lakers in the

second half of the Central State

41 edge, including a 25-19 ad-

vantage on the offensive glass.

Led by forward Gerry Battle's 10

boards and five blocks, the Hurst

dominated the Bearcats inside,

which is the exact opposite of

what would happen the next night

The Lakers played inspired de-

fense in the first half of the cham-

pionship game, 1 imking the Ma-

rauders to 37 points on 14 of 36

shooting. Even though the Lakers

missed over half of their free

throws, they still held a 47-37

- advantage going into the locker


were two areas that are usually

strong for the Hurst, rebounding

In the second half, the Hurst

continued to lead Central State,

and free-throw shooting.

Against S t Vincent Friday night,

but showed signs o f faltering.

Mercyhurst's inside game'left

the Lakers dominated the Bearcats




. Central State dominated

at the line, making 32-46 , dou-

inside, especially on the offen-

c lose thegap to60-56at the 12:27

mark of the second half.

From this point, the Hurst fell

apart. Central State's Orlando

Stewart's pull-up jumpergave the

Marauders a four point lead with

less than two minutes to play in

regulation. The Lakers fought

back and tied the game at 82 on

Rashe Reviere's three-pointer

from the right corner with 46 sec-

onds left, sending the game into


j'r In OT, the Lakers managed to

take a 90-86 lead, but Stewart

took over for Central State, scor-

ing their final eight points, in-

cluding four free throws in the

last 18 seconds to give the Ma-

rauders a 94-91 victory and the

championship trophy. For his ef-

forts, Stewart was named the most

Rash e Reviere attempts a free throw during the Lakers' victory

ove r California University of Pa.

Photo by Joseph Legler

valuable player of the tournament

. In the end, the Lakers were out

rebounded 57-40by Central State.

However, the most startling stat

was the Hurst's shooting only 56%

the season, hitting six three point-

ers en route to 25 points. Baker

also added nine rebounds. Senior

guard Terry Bush came off the

bench hitting nine of 12 free

Lady Lakers blitzed by Clarion 112-85

from the line, a season low. The

Marauders, on the other hand,

made 25 of their 3 0 free throws.

throws down the stretch to ice the

Laker victory.:

Earlier in the week, the Lakers

By Keith Courson

Merciad Sports Writer

Slowing a team down-that

outscores its opponents by an av-

erage of 43 points seems like a

difficult * task. Limiting a super

forward who produces 21 points

per contest could also prove to be

stressful. Throw in a "run and

gun, never say die" attitude, and

you've encountered a potent bas-

ketball force that's willing to go

the distance with anyone.

This force confronted the

Me rey h urst Lady La kers on Tues-

day evening and, in the end,

proved to be too much to handle

as Clarion University blitzed the

Hurst 112-85 a nd gave coach Paul

Dcmyanovich's squad its fourth

consecutive loss.

The game closely resembled a

track meet as the 30-second shot

clock was never a factor. Carlitta

Jones led a non-stop Lady Eagle

attacks with a season-high 43

points, hitting 19 of her 2 4 field

goal attempts. However, most of

those aerials came from in the


While Mercyhurst had


matching up against the sopho-

more starter, the Lakers* Teresa

Szumigala gave it right back.

Szumigala also shot for a season-

high 3 4 points, burying 12 of 18

shots and notching 10 of 14 shots

from the charity stripe.

The key to the game, however,

was the relentless Eagle defen-

sive pressure that was extended

to full court for a majority of the

game. Although the Lakers were

able to beat the pressure occa-

sionally for easy lay-ups, other

chances were wasted on mis-

handled passes and forced shots.

With the Lady Lakers trailing

52-4 2 at the intermission ,

Szumigala led a valiant attempt at

a comeback as Mercyhurst wa ited

for any opportunity to sneak in

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the back door. That opportunity

came in the second stanza as

Clarion coaches were stabbed

with consecutive technical fouls

and let Mercyhurst sneak as close

as six at one point

However, the defensive pressure

eventually claimed another vic-

tim as the Golden Eagles pulled

away in the remaining teh min-

utes for the win. Clarion improved

to 4-1 with the triumph.

The Lady Lakers see action next

at Edinboro on Friday evening

7:30 p.m.



Things were not all negative for

the Lakers. For their efforts in the

tournament, Battle and Reviere

were named to the all-tournament

team. Battle averaged 26 points

and 11 rebounds for the tourna-

ment. Reviere averaged 28,5

points, including a season-high

35 against Central State. Senior

center Jamie Houston also had

his best game of the season against

the Marauders, scoring 18 and

pulling down seven boards,;

Against S t Vincent Friday night,

Kerry Baker had his best game of

recorded a big victory over the

California University of Pennsyl-

vania. Last year, California went

to the Division II Final Four and

finished with a record of 31-2.

After spotting California an eight

point halftime lead, the Lakers

stormed back in the second half to

defeat California 89-86. Reviere

once again led the Hurst with 31


The Lakers defeated Edinboro

University 79-6 5 Wednesday

night to raise their overall record

to 5-2 .

Kevin McKinnon's four goals tame the Tigers

By Craig Rybczynski

Merciad Sports Editor


For Mercyhurst center Kevin

McKJnnon, Christmas came a

little early this year, as he found

that receiving is better than giv-

ing. McKinnon was awarded the

Eastern Collegiate Athletic Con-

ference Rookie of the Week, on

Tuesday, December 8.

I His performance Friday night,

December 4, against the Roches-

ter Institute of Technology Tigers

led to this award. He scored four

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goals to

lead the

Lakers to



victoryiat RJ.T.


McKinnon's surprise he won

the award, but to iHcad. Coach

Rick Gotkin and

Assistant Coach

Cra ig Barnett, it was the offense

they expected from the Fort Erie,


Ontario, native.

"He scored a number of goals

and assists up in Fort Erie when

he played Junfor Hockey. He has

great hands and a great sense for

the game," said Gotkin.

With the victory, the blue and

green improved to 6-3 overall

and 4-2 in the ECAC. Goalie Scott

Barber backstopped the Laker

victory with 27 saves.

Mirko Pelizzari and Barber will

split goal tending duties this week-

end as they play at Division I

University of Alaska-Anchorage

on Friday and Saturday.

McKinnon, a freshman, is third

in scoring for the Lakers with

nine goals and four assists. He

sta rted the year playing alongside

o f Rob Madia and Craig

MacDonald. Playing on the M &

M's Line doesn't hurt either as

his two ex-line mates are one and

two in points scored.

McKinnon explained the differ-

ence between playing Junior A

and college hockey. "Back in my

other league, it's 5the Ontario

Golden Horseshoe League and

it's a lot rougher and tougher and

a lot more banging. Whereas com-

pared to here (Mercyhurst) you

use a lot more skills and finesse."

In the victory, the Lakers' of-

fense was sparked by four power

play goals and one short-handed

goal . Beside s the goal s by

McKinnon, the Hurst got single

goals from MacDonald, Andrew

Molr, Madia and Brycc Bohun.

Moir also had four assists and

Bohun added three.

McKinnon's two first period

goals catapulted the Lakers to a 4-

0 first period lead. His first tally

came on the power play af 7:15 j

with assists going to MacDonald

and Moir. McKinnon then beat

RI.T. goalie Brad Weege to ex-

tend the lead to 2-0.

-TheTigers cut the lead to 4-1 in

the second period with a power**

play goal by Jasen Wise. How-

ever, before R.I.T. could mount**

another scoring opportunity, it*

was 6-1. McKinnon scored once

again, this time completing the

hat trick with the Lakers' fifth

goal. Madia also got into the scor-

ing with a short-handed goal.

The closest the

Tigers could get

to the Lakers was 7-3 in period

three 5 as John Pallante and Pat

Boiler beat Barber. Bohun added

the Hurst's fourth power play goal

at 19:02, assisted by Madia and

Moir to conclude the game.

With McKinnon's performance

he received some lofty praise from

last year's ECAC Rookie of the

Year, MacDonald. "He's doing ,

his job out there. Coach brought

him in to score goals and he's out

there doing it."

Going into the encounter with

the University of Alaska-Anchor-

age, the Lakers bring ins a 2-1

record against Division I tcams.|

Coach Gotkin said, 'The prcs-J

sure is squarely on Alaska just

because they should be a better

team. They have 20 full scholar-

ships'; and play in the Western^]

Collegiate Hockey League. Also,,?j

it's their rink, and they have won

some big games at home this


Alaska has made it to the Divi-

sion I National Tournament the

last three years and Mercyhurst

will try forge a victory this week-


A win could prove pivotal to

the Division II playoffaspira tions

of the