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MERCYHURST COLLEGES WEEKLY; STUDENT NEWSPAPER
October, 4 995
Parents' Weekend packs the house
By Carly E. Simon Merciad News Editor
Editor's Note: This column will cover national and world news. There will be a survey question at the end of each brief. • Readers are encouraged to respond by phoning in their votes. Readers can calif | 824-2936. The next column will publish the results of the surveys.
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine associates were convicted in federal court of planning to commit assassinations and bomb New York landmarks. After a nine month trial, the sheik received a life term. % Part of a group of militant Muslims accused of terrorism in * Egypt, the 57 year-old sheik wanted to start a holy war by bombing the United Nations, an FBI building and bridges and tunnels connecting New York to New Jersey. Abdel-Rahman also wished to kill Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whom he believed to be a traitor to Islam.* i •; In the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, four of the sheik's followers were found guilty last year and face a life term. Six people were killed and 1,000 injured in the
Sheik found guilty of terror
IT'S ELECTRIC: (ABOVE) Students get down to the Electric Slide at the Dinner Dance in Saturday, September 30. The Dinner Dance lasted from approximately 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
Upon the verdict, the United States tightened all security at the airports due to fear of retaliation. 3 Should the U.S. provide tightened security at all times or only after a disaster?
* Jury frees Simpson
HYPNOTIC HOOPLA: ; (LEFT) Hypnotist M ark iPittman entertained a full house of over 350 people, i ; Students and parents watched in wonder, as Pittman put their friends in a trance on Friday night. Pittman will return next (year due to his popularity.
After being in jail for 474 days, according to USA Today , O.J. Simpson was finally acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman JThe jury reached its verdict after only 3 four hours. Simpson still faces three civil lawsuits from the victims' families for millions of dollars. &Also, the future of the Simpson children, Justin, 7, and Sydney, 9, has to be discussed. Many factors are being debated concerning why the jurors reached the verdict that they did. *% First of all, the jurors might have thought that Simpson was guilty, but still had doubts. Second, they could have disbelieved Mark Fuhrman, a key prosecution witness, because he was a racist. The jurors might have been pressured by the fact that Simpson is a big football star. Do you agree with the verdict?
r: Solutions to the parking problem were then discussed. The stickers that drivers purchase do not guarantee a student a parking space. They merely are a means of registering all cars that are allowed to park on the Mcrcyhurst campus. MSG president Jessica Cuffia brought up the idea of J§ By Dan Hilfiker I having assigned parking spaces that arc given out much like $ Editor-in-Chief housing assignments, with a weighted system of seniority On Monday, Oct. 2, Director of Security Bud Dever and demerits. "If you don't enforce the rules, nobody is going to follow talked to MSG about the lack of parking spaces here on the the rules," Cuflla said. Mcrcyhurst College campus. Dever discussed how the Dever also brought up the option of parking across the campus has grown over the past nine years, in number of street. students as well as building projects. He was receptive to "There is property across the street that wc are currently recommendations as to how the campus can remedy the looking into utilizing," Dever said. situation. At the moment, the college is about 30 spaces short "When I came here in 1986, there was a total of 381 In other MSG news, Student Activities Committee parking spaces. In 1992, we grew to 694 total parking president Brian Marshall talked about the search for a big spaces. Currently, as of September 1994, we had 936 band for the annual concert. spaces here on campus. At that time (Sept. 1994) , we had In elections* for the two spots for junior class 1,100 residents. Where we come into trouble is when we representatives, vice president Tim Duble revealed that Jen get a lot of commuter students," Dever said. Feser and Craig Zamary won the spots. Construction of a new concert hall adjoining Zurn Hall Cuffia gave information about Alcohol Awareness week, has caused a great many hassles for commuters. "This year October 15-22. Cuffia brought up the idea of having the wc lost a lot of spaces because of construction behind Zurn Hall. At the moment we. have about 886 spaces available," 1 football team help out with scheduling and coordinating a said Dever. Monday Night Football event where no alcohol would be served.
MSG addresses parking problems
By Kim Coughlin, Graduate Intern Student Union & Activities ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN COM MUTERS: Wan! lo have some Tun? Join the freshman presidents in Baldwin and McAulcySHalls for a haunting good time Oct. 28. You arc cordially |inviicd to bring your sleeping gear, dress up in your best Halloween dostumc ever, attend the SAC sponsored Halloween dance and finish off with SEEK AND FIND ACTIVITIES, GHOSPSTORIES, POPCORN, ETC. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. with a hayride or pumpkin painting (take your pick). You can request to be placed with a resident or just come with other commuters. Sleeping over! is optional and strongly encouraged. Stay tuned for more information on the great prizes thatf will be offered for the best costume! Contact Kim at cxt. 2422 for more info or to R.S.V.P. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Oct. 9 & 10 - LISA'S WILD WOOLIES SWEATERS:| On sale in the Great Room of the Student Union from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. GET THERE EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION! I 1 Oct. 10- APPRECIATING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES & ENHANCING | | COMMUNICATION SEMINAR: Presented in Sullivan Hall at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 & 17 - FOOD DRIVE: Sign up today to go door-lo-door from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to collect food to help the less fortunate. Contact Michele Garvcyatcxt. 2430 for more details. Oct. 16 - WORLD FOOD DAY TELECONFERENCE: Campus Ministry & the Student Union are sponsoring the three-hour teleconference. Mercy hurst College will be the only site broadcasting. Contact Michele Garvey ' at cxt. 2430 to reserve your spot no later than 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 5. |Yt>u can cam Continuing Education Credits. Oct. 24 - ATTENTION SENIOR COMMUTERS: Arc you planning on graduating in May or earlier? If so, you MUST make arrangements as soon as possible to lake the Writing Proficiency Exam which willbegivenon Tucs., Oct. 24 from 6p.m. to 9p.m. & Thurs., Feb. 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Zurn Hall. Students should report to the lobby of Zurn Hall at least 15 minutes prior to the exam starting. Need additional information?. Contact Heidi Hoscy at cxt. 2336. VISITING FRIENDS ON CAMPUS: If you spend time on campus before or after class or visit friends who live on campus during the weekends
Special child highlights first CEC meeting
By Stephanie Smith Merciad News Reporter
At the Council for Exceptional Children's first meeting, Rhonda Mahoney Schcmber, a Mercyhurst alumna, was the guest speaker. She. talked about the joys and challenges of raising her daughter Jodi who was born with Downs syndrome. At the age of five, Jodi lost the gift of speech. Despite her disabilities, she is very bright. "She can manipulate with the best of them [children|," Schcmber said, Schcmber shared how Mcreyhurstf students have played a special role in her life. Through the Gertrude Barber Center, students can become sitters for* families with exceptional children. Schcmber uses sitters on a weekly basis. She believes that it is a rewarding experience for all involved. Students can have hands-on-experience, while families receive support. This In-:, home-Waiver program provides companions, behavior rehabilitation support and therapy services. "AH kids belong together. Some may need additional support, but they all deserve a you should attend the everything you need to chance to belong," Schcmber said. know about the LCB (Liquor Control Board) on Although her family has struggled through your campus. Officer Orzechowski will be many challenges with Jodi, she believes it has speaking about alcohol on campus on Oct. 9 in made her a better person. Schcmber also Baldwin Hall at 8:15p.m. believes that those who have contact with GOOD LUCK ON YOUR MID-TERM EXAMS!!! exceptional children learn how lo accept ENJOY YOUR FREE DAY! (OCT. 13) every child with open arms. Schemoer said she is thankful for the support she has received from the Gertrude Barber Center and Mercyhurst College. "What you do withlhc challenges can determine the level of success you have in iNikki Milano, Heather Kronk, Erin Petitjean, Kerry Wagner and] life. I believe I am a better parent and person for having a child with special needs," Katie Yost. Other Nutcracker dancers are Kristen Cantalice, Christa Colville, Kelly File, Erin Hodgson, Terry Lacomb, Liz Schcmber said Riney and Amanda Smith;*
BACCHUS i j * BACCHUS will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 5 at 8 p.m. in 211 Main. For more information, please contact Bob Hve/da at 202 Main or cxt. 2534.
CAMPUS MINISTRY J This year Mcrcyhurst Campus Ministry is sponsoring its 22nd annual food drive. The event will take place on October 15th and 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. During this time students will be going door to door collecting canned and dry foods from the residents living cast of Stale Street and North of Grandview Boulevard.^ All donations will go to the Second harvest Food Bank whore they will be used to help feed the hungry in Erie.
CAMPUS MINISTRY At Hermann Union in the Governors Chambers, the campus ministry will hold a World food Teleconference on ?' October 16th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The topic selected is "Fighting Hunger- Looking Back and Looking Ahead." The teleconference\spurpose is to help raise-community awareness of hunger in the world.| Limited seating is available. *For further information, please contact Michele Garvey at 824-2430. COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN Are you interested in submitting a design for the Education Division fund raising campaign? This year we are' looking into selling sweatshirts and/or tote bags. If you would like to help out or submit a design, please call Katie McGynn at 2979 or send a note to Box 1425.
E.C.C.O. f v Last Saturday morning, four dedicated members added to the beauty of Mcrcyhurst campus. In honor of Arbor Day, Nikki Dobay, Jamie Fitzergald, Amy Kovach and Joe Urycki planted white, dogwood trees bordering the side of Baldwin hall The trees were obtained by last spring's environmental probleir solving class from a grant provided by General Electric. FREEDOM ZONE I October 15th is the tentative date for the first issue. Meetings arciheld in the Student Union on Sundays at 7 p.m. For those interested in layout and distribution, please contact Mike Garnica and Jen Pavonc* respectively, at 824-2089.
JMSG/SAC EVENTS THURSDAY: A Service Fair will be held in the Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Thursday, October 5. The movie 'Terminal 1 Velocity' will be shown at 9 p.m. in the Union. FRIDAY: Students can participate in the Volleyball Spirit Contest in the MAC at 7 p.m. SATURDAY: Mysteries on Campus will be performed in the Laker Inn at 7:30 p.m. MONDAY: At 8:30 p.m., there will be|an MSG meeting in the Student Government Chambers. TUESDAY: In Sullivan Hall a seminar will be held on "Appreciating Cultural Differences and Enhancing Communication at 6:30 p.m. The SAC will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Government Chambers. WEDNESDAY: Students can play in the Sega Hockey Tournament in the Laker Inn at 8 p.m.
By Natalie Nagoda f| Merciad Contributing Writer
R/IAP hosts conference
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN CEC's second meeting will he held on Sunday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. on the third lloor of Old Main. There will be a guest speaker from a group home who will explain how it operates. It promises Jo be an exciting view of the. advances hi group housing, DANCE DEPARTMENT \ After the Lake Erie Ballet Company held Nutcracker auditions in Weber Hall, they selected 15 Mcrcyhurst dance students to |>erfomi with the company in the December productions locally. Some of the dancers will also perform with the Lake Erie Ballet and perforin in excerpts from the Nutcracker in Cape Cod, Mass. The following dancers are Lake Erie Ballet Company apprentices: Marisa Brewer, Sondra Dorwart, Dori Garland,
SECURITY Mcrcyhurst students with current Mcrcyhurst College s stickers may, at the direction of College security, use up to 30 parking spaces in the Saint Luke Parish parking lot. The spaces; allocated for this purpose arc the first two rows closest lo the 38th Street fence. Cars in violation will be ticketed for the first offense and towed for the second. W
!; ! IMPORTANT* I The Men'uui publishes an announcement section ever issue. Clubs and organizations are encouraged to send T information about meetings, events and special honors. Please mail these notices to Box 161 by each Monday.
Mercyhurst College's Research Intelligence Analyst Program hosted the 15th semi-annual conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Inc. (IALEIA)June 12 -15.1 g IALEIA works lo uphold communication between different agencies and corporations of different parts of the world. IALEIA, which started about 15 years ago with only 80 members has grown to ten times that size. Some of IALEIA*s supporting members include the Australian Federal Police, the Royal Hong Kong Police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Exxon Corp. The seminar started on Tuesday and the topic was White Collar Crime. An analyst who works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida talked about insurance fraud. Other discussions pertained to credit card fraud and money laundering. f The next day, the seminar opened with Stock Market manipulation andWhitc Collar Crime and concluded with Crime in Mexico. On the last day informal presentations were given about the training of research analysts. The future for R/IAP and IALEA is very strong according to Robert Heibel, coordinator of the R/IAP Program. He is a current member of the association and he said students can become members. On Friday, Oct. 6, there will be a meeting for all students in R/IAP who are interested in joining IALEIA. Heibel said he hopes a chartered group can be formed. With a campus chapter, ii will be possible to schedule more on-campus activities, speakers, and, possibly, trips for Mercyhurst R/IAP students. • !
Dance, With a New Spin
Nicole Pons tingle A&E Editor Catherine Schacffer lias joined the, Mercyhurst College Dance Department faculty. She is a native of Cornwall, Pa., and has earned a B.S.-dcgrcejin Art Education, a M.Ed, in Dance Education and most recently received an M.F.A. in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University in May, 1993. She has directed her own company, "Site Specific Danccworks", which focused on collaborative artistic performances in public and private spaces. She has also performed with many dance troupes and presented her own choreographic feats at the La ban Institute for Movement Studies. Schacffer has been a professional dancer for 15 years as a performer, dance creator, a swell as having toured both nationally and internationally. As a modern and jazz dance educator and choreographer, she has worked foriTemple, George Washington and Arizona State universities, as well as, many other public and private schools.
Catfurini &. Schaeffer & ^Dancers
Tunes on Tails
By Jason Ulery Merciad Columnist Week three and 1 still haven't been contacted by "Rolling Stone" magazine to do music reviews. This week we have Rancid's west coast punk attack and The Beastie Boys live. Rancid\s(third release, tilled "...And Out Come The. Wolves" was the very quick follow up to 1994's "LcFs Go." Rancid has been veryfrequentlycriticized for sounding too much like older bands such as The Clash, but the west coast sound is too distinct to mistake it for anything else. It is fairly obvious though, that the boys from Rancid have listened to a few too many "Oi" compilations. The album starts off strong with the track "Maxwell Murder," but there's a drop ofl'in quality alter that. They all try their hand at "Ska" with tracks such as "Time Bomb" and "Old Friend." I must honestly say that I am not that big on jSka,"butlheirs docsn 't sound too bad. The rest of the album is decent at best, though. The latest release from The Beastie Boys is the "Root Down EP." This features Prince Paul and-Prunes remixes of "Root
Schaeffer and one of her dancers.
Down" and live tracks from their recent European Tour. All 1 have to say is that they are great. The live tracks arc excellent, but I must say they lack the energy of a Beastie Boys show. For those of you who have, never witnessed one of these mind-spinning events, I highly suggest it. Last May at the Cleveland Convocation Center I witnessed this live and it was incredible. These guys pull out all thcystops with a
lowering Disco ball and Quadraphonic sound system. Everybody was crazy as they tried to make their way to the floor or pushed their way as close as possible to the stage. It was truly an awesome thing; to see, fcaturingf (he Beast ie\s diverse influences coming through in their music. Until next time...find something to believe in!
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By Dan Hilfiker EdUor-in-Chief I am writing this column while I sit watching the reading of the verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial. They have just found that O.J. Simpson is not guilty of murder in the first degree of Nicole Brown Simpson, his ex-wife, and Ron Goldman. As a matter of fact, he was found not guilty of murder in any degree. Whether he is actually guilty or not is something that we will probably never know, but this case has brought up a large number of interesting topics. DNA testing is one. Tampering with evidence is another, and the issues regarding race. One thing that I would like to know is why did O.J. run from the! police in his infamous white Ford Bronco if he were indeed innocent? What was he afraid of? Now the newscasters are saying that the system worked. How do we know that? Maybe he did commit these horrible crimes and was acquitted because of the skilled work of his "Dream Team" of lawyers. If this is the case then the system has failed us miserably. One thing that I have found very interesting is that O.J. Simpson has generated more revenue in the past year from the comfort of his! jail cell than he made in the entire year previous to his arrest. How could this be? The newscaster said that O.J. has been busy signing footballs and jerseys, much like many other former athletes, but he also was granted a $1 million dollar advance on the writingof his book, which he produced from jail. If I were in jail I don't think that writing a book would be first and foremost on my mind, but I guess that if I had to pay for all of those high priced lawyers then maybe I would look for some alternative forms of revenue,too. I wonder how big a part the issue of race played in the outcome of the trial. One of O.J.'s attorneys, Robert Shapiro, did not want Johnny Cochran, another of O.J.'s attorneys, to play the race card. He thought that it was in bad judgment and would go a long way to discredit the case. I sure hope that it didn't make a big impact on the outcome of the case, but if you look at the make-up of the remaining jury members it really makes one wonder. The jury was made up often women and two men. Of these people, nine were African-Americans. I wonder if having 10 women on the jury helped or hindered him in any way. It really seems strange to me that Simpson was found not guilty after only about 3 1/2 hours of deliberation. This really makes me feel as though the jury had their minds made up a long time before they began their deliberation. Maybe they came up with a verdict during some of the long prison-like hours of sequestration. I guess that this case is a perfect example of how the richer, more affluent people in society are not reall y affected by the law, whereas the poorer, less influential classes in society are the real victims. If this were any ordinary person off the. street then I think that this case would have been over months earlier than it was. Simpson was lucky enough to be able to pay for some of the finest legal minds in America to create a sense of reasonable doubt in the minds of those 12 jurors. You have to give his lawyers a great deal of credit because they performed their task perfectly They kept their client outofjail. Even if they did some underhanded things, like play the race card, they did everything that they had to do in order to get their client off the hook, and that is their job. Another thing tha 11 wonder is if the police detectives who were on the scene of the crime, specifically Mark Fuhrman, did in fact tamper with the evidence in order to try to frame O.J. Simpson. If he did tamper with the evidence it kind of makes one wonder how many other,people this man has sucessfully put in jail because of his crookedness.! Police detectives like Mark Fuhrman give all other detectives across the country a very bad name. The news media across the country has worked to make the Los Angeles Police Department sound like they are nothing but a large group of racist police officers. I really feel sorry for those men and women who have to work every day in that hostile, racially tense environment. The way the media portrays the Los Angeles Police Department, does not really do a whole lot to help break down the myths and stereotypes that tend to lead to racist sentiments. In this way I think that the media could have done a great deal more to help enhance police-community relations. My roommate called his relatives who live in California after the verdict was read because he was curious as to how the verdict was received out there. He told me that his relatives felt that the tensions were very high out there. In the aftermath of the first Rodney King trial, as well as this trial, there are great racial tensions that are felt by all out there, and to a lesser extent here as well. O.J. Simpson cannot be tried again for this crime because of the double jeopardy rule, but that does not mean that the case is closed. I sure hope that the Los Angeles Police Department keeps working to find the killcr(s).
I stood there in my pressed By Nick Krayger denim shirta nd khaki pants and Merciad contributing writer said the shortest, most silent Nothing is ever the same the sec- prayer of my life. "God, please help me to give ond time around. We try, you know. We try to this man what he needs today." We went into my therapy recapture the moments, the feelings, the reality of the past. But we room and he fell into a chair, overwhelmed/ can't. I listened to him talk for a I have been having the hardest time trying to take this all seriously. while, and I tried to ask as many I don't know if anyone who has left of the "open-ended" questions college and returned could describe as I had been taught. My hand how it feels. I find that I have was extended to a full box of detached. I have questioned my Kleenex, and my heart was open own life, and I have found some to help him deal with his pain. answers. I learned about people, But] there is no way in the about what I know, and about what world any amount of education is important. And now here I am could have prepared me for that with it all. day. Working with the knowledge For the past three years, I have been sitting in the same seat as you. that I have, in the space availI have been listening. I have been able and in the time frame allearning. I probably was even think- lowed, I think that I did the best ing a little bit. But it all gets thrown job that I could. And I think that out the window when you have to I helped him for an hour. prove what you've learned. After I left the unit, I headed What Ij lea rued is that I really back to the program office and checked in with the director. don't know anything at all. While doing my internship, I had He asked me if I had any expea man come up to me one day with rience working in spreadsheets tears in his eyes. Since his social and I told him that I had, (which worker was nowhere to be found, I isn't true -1 still haven't taken was faced with the task of dealing Microcomputers yet)I learned with this man whose six-year-old right away though. And I shifted the necessary daughter had just tested HIV positive. gears of my personality to keep "What am I going to do now?" he up with the day. I left work at the end of the asked me. His wife had just died suddenly, day and had plans to go to the and she didn't even know that she opening of a new club downwas HIV positive. Upon her death town. When I got there, I was in the she was given an autopsy and they found that in addition to being an mood to just tear loose and have IV drug user, she was also infected a really good time. with the HIV virus. I saw this really, really hot guy out on the dance floor. Not Her husband knew nothing. He didn't know that she was an the kind where you just go IV drug user or that she had HIV. "yeah, he's cute," but the kind that stops traffic. Hotness, with He continued to have unprotected sex with her until two days before a capital H. she overdosed and died. He knew I was scoping him, Now he was faced with the HIV and the next thing I knew I was out on the dancefloorwith him. status of his daughter, and his own We had a great time at the club. guilt because he did notrtcst HIV positive. And there he was asking Then there's a 1wa ys the awkme what he should do. ward silence at the end of the
night You know the one. Where you both want to go home together but neither of you wants to extend the invitation. I have to be really honest here too. I've never just met someone and just gone home with them. It's not my style. But I was thinking of changing my tune that night I mean here I am, with this Greek God, muscles upon m us cles, personal ity, charm, the whole bit. And he invites me back to his place. Who wouldn't want to go. Then the rationality started kicking in. I had to work at the supermarket in the morning, and it was sure to be an extended day. And I was tired. And I didn't know this guy really, no matter how hot he was. And the image of my mother giving me the safe sex and mate selection lecture kept playing through my bead. I told him I couldn't, but that it might be nice to get together some other time. We set a plan for dinner together the next evening. Work was nuts, and I was tired. I think the only thing that pulled me through was the image of this guy and the ensuing date. I had decided about half way through the date that I would go home with him if he wanted me to. I had never done something like thai before, but I thought that this guy was beautiful, wonderful, and everything I could want As he paid the bill and we walked outside he said that he'd like to go for a walk and talk a little bit more. We headed for a nearby park and pulled up a bench. He got very serious, and the conversation was becoming more and more ^personal. He told me that he had something very important to tell me, but he was afraid because he was having such a good see Krayger, p. 5. J
Vol. 69 No. 4
Merciad Editors Dun Hilfiker John Murphy Carly Simon /essica Russell Editor in Chief Sports Edito News Editor Features Editor Nicole Ponstingle Marc Johnston Megan Circle Jerry Tram bley A& E Editor Advertisin Copy Editor Adviser
Lee Ann Kelly Nick Krayger Scott Vance Mike Lorenz Tracy Cross Mamie Jasinski Scott Williamson Stephen Nolan Brad Rybczynski
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Jlf you are not that ambitious or Rombally, Sharon Pritchard, and don't have the time, get in contact Mercyhurst's own face man, with one of your representatives. If Jamie Onk. you don't know who they are, you I would like to open this week On Saturday, the dinner and can go to the MSG office, located with a question. I' m sorry, I know you're hot in class, but don't dancing were a hit in the Ice Cen- upstairs in the Union, between 11 worry, it won't be too taxing. How ter. Dean Gower delivered an en- a.m. and 3 p.m., and someone will many of you have actually taken lightening speech about our col- be glad to tell you. I am even going to get you started;] the time to look over the lege and Michelle Garvey, the Mercyhurst College catalog for new head of campus ministry, led I am a Junior Representative. If you the 1995-96 school year? I bet I the invocation. It was a special have any concerns or questions, even know the answer. Don't?worry, one in which students stood, ex- if you are not a Junior, come to me though. Neither did I. Until now. tended their right hands over their and I will do the best I can to help It was recently brought to my parents as a sign of love, accep- you get answers or resolve the probtance and thanks. lem. attention that there has been a Sunday, the weekend was given Now, I would like a 'little help. change in the policy concerning afitting end when our Laker foot- First, I have been trying to think of course withdrawal For some of you this may come "as quite a ball team rendered a crushing vic- a different name for this column. tory over St Francis. Matt Golga "Ryb Roast" is catchy and creative, shock and others may not care. In had an outstanding running and but it was my brother's before me. either case, bear with me. passing game. On defense Tom Just as great athletes have numbers The previous policy went someGrebiner, a lineman, recorded an retired, I think my brother deserves thing like this: If a student withinterception. Now that Tom's the same. He was a very good writer drew from a class in between the dream has come true, I can only and ALSO a great editor. By assumfirst and eighth week, they would wonder what he now aspires to. ing his title, I don't feel I can do him receive a "W" for the course. A fFrom one former lineman to an- justice. He is in the big leagues and ter the eight weekf period had other, "Way to go!" I can only play Single A ball. elapsed the student would receive To get you all on the right foot Boy, would my brother be proud an "F." In cases of illness or another serious occurrence and ap- for October, I'm going to let you of all the sports analogies. peal to the Dean could be made all in on a litllesecrct SACcalenThe other thing I would like dars are out and available. You help with is input about things going and a waiver granted. can pick them up at the desk in the on around campus. The new policy is much like the one before it The big difference SUnion. There are a lot of interestIt is impossible for me to keep is in the a mount of time you have. ing events going on and I am sure abreast of all issues and events on Instead of eight weeks, you only f^all of you will try to attend some campus. If you or your club is doing of them. something positive and you think it have six. It s time to change things up deserves some atten tion or recogniI'm not trying to incite any inagain and, what belter way to do tion, tell me and I will do everything surrection. Granted, two weeks is it, ithau to write about the. I can to come and report on what is a big difference, though. If you gMercyhurst Student Government happening. Likewise, if someone have any thoughts or concerns on So far, this year has been a very you know is doing something newsthis matter, please let me know. good one and MSG is getting a lot worthy, I would like to know. Now, on to other business. This done. We have a very able and I am trying to write a positive weekend was a success. From all conscientious president in Jessica column, but if something occurs the feedbackiand from just obCuffia, and a whole cast of enthu- and you don't think it is right, I serving the looks on parents' and siastic members on the Executive would also like to know about that students' faces, I would say evBoard and in the representative Anonymity will be respected, but I eryone had a good time. body. must alsof-go by the rules of the On Friday, there was an overI'm not going to fill you in on Mcrciad so you must give me your whelming crowd on hand at the Little Theatre to witness the mys- every little detail. What I am go- name. Anonymous tips will not be terious and coined ic skills of Mark ing to do is let you know how you considered for my column. can get involved. If you have any information you Pittman, a hypnotist brought onto MSG meetings are open ones. would like to be considered, it can our campus by the Student AcAny student can attend. The meet- be sent to the Merciad post olTicc tivities Committee. ings arc held every Monday at box here on campus, which is Pittman brought the theater to life with piano players, ballerinas 8:30!|p.m. upstairs* in the Student 161. If you do not want to write, Union. If you really want to know you can always stop me and let and gun fighters. Some:; of the me know what's on your mind. what's going on, stop by. participants were Ronald By Brad Ryhczynski Mcrciad Contributing Writer
I enjoy reading the Mcrciad and am impressed with this year's format and coverage of campus life and issues. I attended Mercy hurst in the early '60s and share the pride of the Sisters of Mcrcyjin the reputation and quality of education for which the college is known. I feel that my religious profession and education compel me to comment on your column in the September 21st issue. 1, too, feel that "someone, somewhere has to take a stand in the battle against these afflictions" ofAIDS and Herpes, unwanted pregnancies and abortions. I do not, however, feel that the solution is to provide condoms on every street comer. "There have been times when students have been in the position where they could have sexual intercourse with someone but they have not had a condom with thin." Did not having a condom stop they from having sex? Hurrah, if it did! "People who find that they are not able to abstain from sex?" Restraint should be practiced long before one is unable to control one's actions! Probably the most misunderstood human activity is that of sex. Sex is not love... love is not an emotion ... commitment is not a feeling. When one person cares so much about another that he/she only wants to give and is concerned about what is best for the other, then there is a possibility of love. When love is so strong that a lifetime is too short a time to give to the other, then a commitment is made. When a commitment has been made — in public, for life — then the gift of oneself to another is made in the act of sex with the possibility that the love can bear fruit in new life ... a child. -% Your campaign should be against the media, against movie makers and against song writers and performers whoflcheapen and degrade.|this beautiful and most intimate expression of love... not against Mercyhurst College who upholds the values of the Roman Catholic Church. Many young men and women your age an on college campuses are now leading the fight by daring to suggest that abstinence may be the better choice. " I need also to comment on the last paragraph of your column which indicates that if 85 percent of Catholics in America do not believe that something is a sin, then it isn't??? The question as to whether something is a sin or not is definitely not decided by a popular vote. Morality is a question answered only by God'sjjlaw ... which, by the way, docs not change with popular opinion. | * Please continucJto work*al solutions for today's problems ... and continue to allow us "old folks" to comment. Sincerely in Christ, Sister Mary Dolores, RSM Executive Director Mercy Center on Aging
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Last Friday in Niagara falls, NY, the golf team competed in the Niagara University Fall Golf Classic and finished fifth out of 10 teams. Chad Hoisek and Curry Huskes were both team medalists and led the Lakers with scores of 78. Tony Greidanus followed with an 80 and Nate Adams and Matt Sharrow shot an 84 and an 88, respectively, y, I The Laker's linksters along with Gannon were the only Division II colleges competing. The rest of the field were Division I. "We were not familiar with the course and this adversely affected our performance," said team captain Tony Greidanus.
Sophomore Eric Wicks about to kick an extra point after one of the six touchdowns the Lakers scored on Sunday. Wicks was successful with all of his kicks. Photo: Kevin Segedi
By Lee Ann Kelly Merciad Sports Writer
Best Weekend for Men's Soccer
John Rees were soon to follow. Sophomore Mike Domm came al ive with two la tegoaIs and Hogg recorded his first hat trick!in a Laker shirt when he scored the twelfth andfinalgoal of the game. "We played well against a weaker quality opposition," said coach Rich Hartis. The team traveled to Ashland for Sunday's game and recorded a 3-2 victory against the home side. The win puts the Lakers in first place in the GLIAC league standings along with Gannon. Ashland is second. Eleven minutes into the game Mike "Dominator" Domm put the Hurst on the scoreboard'when he rifled a volley into the comer of the net. Stuart Hogg gave another solid performance on Sunday and in the first minute of the second
The women's volleyball team faced two tough opponents last weekend in Grand Valley and Ferris State. Unfortunately it was another weekend of woe for this very young team as they were defeated in each match 3-0. The previous Thursday the team played Clarion University in theirfirsthome game of the year. Home advantage did not improve the teams fortunes as they lost 3-1. "We get a lot of leads against teams but we can't seem tofinishthem
The men's soccer team had its most successful weekend of the '95 season scoring convincing victories over GLIAC opponents Saginaw Valley and Ashland. The team now has an overall record of
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e need somebody on the team to step in and take control," sa id coach Craig Davie. On Tuesday night the team fell to cross-town rivals Gannon, 3-0. "Our problems at the moment are more mental than physical, but the girls are showing a lot of commitment even when they are behind," Davie satd. $ £" JH. g£ flp j The men's tennis team opened its season as convincingly as the playersfinishedoff last season, with a comfortable 6-1 away victory over Division I opponents Youngstown State last Thursday. |The Hurst got doubles wins from junior Scott Vance and Senior Marcus Muenck and from the Canadian connection ofjunior Ronald Rambally and rookie Scott Robinson. The Lakers finished the day with singles wins from senior Vyom Bhuta, Vance, Muenck, Robinson and Rambally. ' I "It was a good start to the season, but our competitors weren't top notch," sa id Vance. Team captain Kevin Daeschner echoed Vance's remarks saying, "It's always nice to get off to a winning start, but we can't get carried away with this win." $ Freshman Scott Robinson comes in for the graduated Andy Davidson and so far is filling the shoes of the talented Englishman [quite well. The team is competing in GLIAC this year. The Ladies tennis team continued its season over the pas recording a win and.a loss against Edinboro and GrandjVallcy respectively. * j On Tuesday the Laker netters had an easy 6-1 victory over the I'boro Scots. J f -Jowever, over the weekend the girls suffered a heavy 8-1 loss to Grand Valley. The lone win came from the doubles team of Lauren Diulus and Kim Lilly. This dynamic duo has 14 wins and only two losesin games played together. The team's record stands at 4-3 on the season. „ This week's matches have the Lady Lakers against conference rival, Gannon University, at Frontier Park at 3 p.m. On Sunday they will entertain Clarion University at 11 a.m. at the Wcstwood Racquet Club in Eric. J *^^^^™
On Saturday the team really put on a show for Parents' Weekend as they easily defeated Saginaw Valley State 12-0. What started out to be a game actually ended up being a shooting practice for the Lakers at which a lot of players got on target Sophomore defender Glenn Francis was first to score for the Hurst when he finished a corner kick from senior captain Greig Waddell. Francis again scored on a penalty kick only minutes later when Waddell was taken down in the box. Then, freshman Stuart Hogg put his name on the score sheet with a tremendous volley from the 18 yard line. Francis and Hogg each added another goal before the whistle blew for halftime. The Saginaw defense just made 9 things easy in the second half. After countless attempts to score, skipper Waddell finally put one in the back of the net early in the second half. Junior Ian Dickerson was next in the line of scorers, and freshmen; Dan Did ion and
half he scored his fourth goal of the weekend. The Lakers third goal came when Waddell passed a through ball to Domm who found himself in a break-away situation. Domm did what came naturally and slipped the ball past the keeper. Out shooting their opponents 18-5, there was no question that the Lakers were going to get the win. However, defensive errors late in the game allowed Ashland to score two goals, shrinking the Lakers' lead and bringing the final score to 3-2. "We did not protect this lead very well and as a result we allowed them to get back into the game," said Hartis. This weekend the men tackle nationally ranked AldersonBroaddus.
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Sophomore forward Mike Domm leads the Lakers and GLIAC opponents with ten goals scored on the season. s Photo: Bridget Anderson
X-Coimtry Wins Again
By Scott Vance Merciad Sports Wrilerl The Mercyhurstf women's cross country team captured its third win in a row with a line performance out of a Held of 15 competitors at (he Hiram College invitational in Hiram, Ohio, last Saturday. Melissa Hall dominated the field of 104 competitors to cross the line in first place in a time of 19:24 for the 3^1 mile course. Katie Fox and Bridget HoIzhe.imer*were next for the. Hurst in timesof20:4()and21:01 for seventh and tenth place respectively. Captain Barb O'Connor (21:53), Wendy Lam pari (22:09), Nicole Putt (22:34),Teri Barringer (22:47),
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and Sara Boyd (25:36) completed the line up for an excellent first place victory. Hall, Fox?*and Lam part earned individual honors for their "Top 10" tlnishes.| * I The. men's team, lead by Tom O'Dea, finished tenth out of.a possible- 12 teams. O'Dea clocked in at 28:35 for the five mile course to finish 16th out of 101 runners. Captain Dan Chase (28:35), Thomas*Humpreyvillc (31:32), Jeff Welch (31:36)| Tom yanfleet (31:42), Andrew Canfield (31:58), Ian Davis (36:25), and TedL- Doux (46:54) completed the line up. Both teams (ravel to Syracuse, N.Y.,this week for the LeMoyne college invitation on October 7.
GLIAC League Tables
1995 WOMEN'S SOCCER STANDINGS GLIAC OVERALL W L T W Lf T 0 1 0 6 1 1 Mercyhurst 0 0 5 1 lg Oakland 0 0 1 9 3 0 Ashland* 0 1 1 3 8 0 Gannon 0 0 3 21 5 0 Northwood No Record Reported Saginaw Valley State STANDINGS GLIAC OVERALL W L| T w L T Gannon 1 0 0 7 2 0 Mercyhurst 1 0 0 2 4J 4 | Ashland 0 0 1 2 0 7 Oakland 0 0 1 4 1 3 Saginaw Valley State No Record Reported TENNIS STANDINGS GLIAC OVERALL W L W L Ferris State 6 0 6 0 Grand Valley State 6 6 1 Wayne State 6 1 6 4 Hillsdale. 4 2 5 2 Northwood 3 2 3 2 Northern Michigan 4 3 4 3 Michigan Tech 3 3 6 3 2 Oakland 5 2 5 Mercyhurst 3 4| 3 1% Saginaw Valley State 1 6 1 6 Gannon 0 4 2 4 Lake Superior State 0 7 0 8 Ashland 0 0 0 0 1995 WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS GLIAC OVERALL L W L W Northwood 4 0 15 Northern Michigan 2 4 0 14 Michigan Tech 5 4 0 18 3 Saginaw Valley State 1 14 5 3 Oakland 2 4 17 2 Grand Valley State 2 3 14 2 Gannon 2 5 9 3 Wayne State 3 9 7 Ash lands 2 4 7 12 Lake Superior State II 3 9 7 Ferris State 1 11 3 4 Hillsdale 0 13 5 Mercyhurst 0 4 13 1
Junior quarterback, Matt Golga, holds onto the ball as he tries to break clear for another of his many runs in the Takers 57-14 rout of St. Francis. Photo: |M i ke T/uenz
By John Murphy | Merciad Sports Editor
Lakers Gain Reven
quarter St. Francis tied the score after a 'freak' fumble by the Laker offense was picked up and returned 64 yards for a touchdown. But the Hurst wasn't in a generous mood and the defense was now definitely in the game and dominating St. Francis. • Before the half ended the Lakers tagged on two more touchdowns courtesy of Golga*s arm. He had a seven yard link up with junior fullback Brian Hamblin and a huge 35 yard pass to senior wide receiver Todd Melfi to leave scon ** 2S-14. On the first play of the second half, junior defensive back Scott Benzel picked off a St. Frauds pass and this set the tone for the rest ofthe game -total dominance by the Lakers. The home team scored two more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter which all but sealed the game. The visitors did have a sustained drive which resulted in a touchdown with 9:42 remaining in the game. At this stage Lakers coach Joe Kimball was using many second team and even third team players. These players seemed determined to impress and certainly did so, getting in for two sacks on the St. Francis quarterback late in\ the fourths quarter. Some! second (cam players appeared on offense for the Lakers • late in the game and they also impressed, sophomore quarter-
Last year St Francis inflicted an embarrassing 27-7 victory upon the Lakers for one of only their two victories throughout the year. Sunday was revenge time at Veteran's stadium as the men in blue and green utterly annihilated their opponents in a 57-14 victory. The team's record is now 31 and represents continuing improvement on their best start under head coach Joe Kimball. I In fact the Lakers were so pumped up for this game that they were slow to settle into their game plan. St. Francis took advantage of this to go straight down the Geld in their opening drive and went ahead 7-0. However, the Laker offense took the field by storm and afterjust four plays had scored the equalizing touchdown. Shortly after, they got the ball back on a fumble recovery by the defense and went ahead 14-7. Junior quarterback Matt Golga was starting where he had left off the week before, expertly leading and directing his offense, the only difference being that this week the passing game was as effective as the running game. Golga had an eight yard run for the first score and completed a 17 yard pass to senior tailback Craig Woodard for the second. Mid-way through the second
Two Huge Wins for Ladies Soccer
By John Murphy Merciad Sports Editor The Lady Lakers soccer team improved their record to 6-1-1 over the past weekend by inflicting two heavy defeats upon two hapless opponents. A 6-1 victory over Metro State and an embarrassing 15-0 slaughter of Saginaw Valley. The Lakers lead the GLIAC standings and are ranked number four in the latest NCAA Division II poll. J Against Metro State the girls actually fell behind 1-0 after the visitors scored a penalty kick from a controversial call by the official. Not dwelling on this setback, the team fought hard to get back into the game. Midway through the first half, senior Maureen Gallagher opened the Lakers scoring on a free-kick just outside of Metro's box. Senior forward Claire Scanlon also added one to the score just before the half time. In the second half, despite Metro's efforts to crowd the defense, the home team succeeded in scoring four more goals. They did thissby making a few positional and;.tactical changes that unclogged the visitor's defense. Scanlon scored pier second and seniors Jen Root, Cynthia Naylor and Becky Miller had one each. "Once we made a few changes we put in one of our best halves of the year," said coach Rich Hartis. On Sunday the ladies crushed an unskilled Saginaw Valley team 15-0 that proved no match for a quality Laker side. It was literally a stroll in the park for the home team with players merely having fun trying to boost and assist statistics. Seniors Scanlon and Miller were the biggest scorers on the day with four and three goals respectively. The only real value in the game was that it gave some of the veterans a deserved break and some newcomers valuable experience. "It was a nice break for us, hopefully these wins will gear us up for the big games this weekend," said assistant coach Yvonne Parker. This Saturday the team plays Bloomsburg away.
back Lynn Washowich scoring his first touchdown for the Hurst. Sophomore running back Pat Robbfinishedthe day's scoring with a four yard touchdown to leave the final score 57-21. "After their first drive it was like night and day with our defense, we completely shut them down and held them to 207 yards for the whole day," Kimball said. Senior line backer Jay Connizo led thi s impressive defensive performance with eight tackles, Scott Benzel had five tackles and one interception. "Our offense racked up 522 yards, the most we've ever had here," said Kimball. Golga had another huge day passing for 175 yards and three touchdown passes and rushing for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Woodard had two touchdowns on the day while six Lakers in all scored at least one touchdown. "We wanted a big win and we got it. This allowed us to play a few more people than we're normally fable to do and now we know we've got a little bit more | depth and experience under our belt with regards to some of our second teamers," said Kimball. "Right now we've got a real positive team attitude and that's very important to any team," said Kimball. This weekend the team plays Monmouth away and this will prove a real test ofthe strength of this team. m
Sophomore Nicky Esposito launches another attack for the Lakers. scored a total of 21 goals in two games over the weekend . Photo: Kevin Segedi
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