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Mercyhurst College • 501 E 38th St • Eric, Pa. 16546

1999

By Mandy Fies News editor

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Mercyhurst's popularity has been continuously increasing, as shown by this year's record student enrollment, j The number of new traditional students is upfrom557 last year to 597 this year. The Catherine McAuley Adult Education Center has also experienced a slight increase. There are now 235 graduate students and adult undergraduates, upfrom230 in 1998. The North East and Cony campus enrollments increased from 236 and 10 last year to 285 and 13 this year, respectively. I he municipal police program at North East now has 58 students, up from only 20 a year ago. ^ Academically, the first-year traditional undergraduates had an average SAT score of 1053, with 528 on the verbal section and 525 on the math. Last f year's average was 1046, with 526 on verbal and 520 on math. Thefreshmanclass also scored slightly higher than the national ACT score of 21.4, with 22. The class of 2003 ranked in their high school's 67th percentile with QPA's of 3.16. Demographically, the freshman class is 93 percent

Caucasian and 64 percent Roman Catholic. Females account for 59.5 percent of the class. Eighty-eight percent of the class resides on campus and 17 percent are from Erie County. Twenty-two states and 10 countries are represented by this year's class. Almost half of the students arefromPennsylvania, while Canada is the most common foreign country.

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The single largest source of new students continues to be current students . . . who have a positive experience and tell other students. — Dr. Andrew Roth
Business is the most popular major, with 82 freshmen. Sixty-1 eight members of the freshman class remain pre-majors and the education department welcomed 64 new majors. The rise in enrollment at Mercyhurst is attributed to numerous factors. The greatest reason may be simply that £ current students recommend the college to other people. "The single largest source of new students continues to be word of mouth from our current students who have a positive experience

and tell other students," said Dr. Andrew Roth, vice president of enrollment. C §S Roth further explained the variety of reasons for the growth, including "the increasing public awareness of the quality of Mercyhurst just in the general sense that this is a quality place." The college began the year with an all-time record of l ,428 resident students^ This "caused all kinds of interesting dilemmas," according to Tyrone Moore, associate vice president of administration. Rumors of a housing shortage are false, however. Due to the number of nontraditional firstyear students, some were able to be placed in apartments or with resident assistants. As soon as space is available in dormitory settings, these students will be moved. $ Due to the full capacity on the main campus of Mercyhurst, the aim of growth in the next two to*« three years will be on the North East campus. The goal there is to increase enrollmentfromover 500 students to more than 600 students. The main campus may receive some admissions changes, however, with standards being raised. A possibility may be that an SAT score of 1100 would be necessary for college admittance. "Future growth will be aimed

enrollment sets record
at North East On main campus, we will work on upping the standards even further," Roth said. 'The goal should probably be to make the average SAT 1100, which means we're coino to probably be thinking hard about upping our standards again.*'

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The 1999 Homecoming candidates are from left to right and front to back: Jenny Novak, Laura Bilak, Sheryl Meulman, Katie Conley, Kelly Wasko, Shaun Gayer, Greg Snell, Brock Lindsay, Ken Fronzek and Ryan Snell.

Homecoming events planned for this weekend
By Jennifer Kelley Copy editor After a busy summer of planning, the office of aJumni relations isfinalizingpreparations for Homecoming 1999, scheduled to take place this weekend. 5 According to Pat Liebel, director of alumni services, an estimated 750 people will attend various events throughout the weekend. "With so many ? different activities, homecoming weekend provides a wonderful opportunity to run into a variety of people," said Liebel. * 1 Several new activities have been planned. These events include an Al umni Welcome Reception at Quality Inn on ^ Friday, a pre-game tailgate K'. party on Saturday afternoon and an Alumni Night at the Ply- H mouth on Saturday evening. J H Many traditional events will take place throughout the weekend as well. Events will begin on Friday with the James McKeever Golf Outing at the Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs. The proceeds from the tournament benefit a scholarship fund named in honor of McKeever, a 1989 Mercyhurst graduate, who died in 1995 of leukemia. Sister M. Eustace Taylor, who was a member of thefirstgraduating class in 1929, is expected to be in attendance. One of the Sisters of Mercy, Sister Eustacewas the fifth president of the college and was a member of the faculty for 38 years. As part of the weekend, two alumni will be honored for their accomplishments since graduation. ;, a At the Alumni Awards Dinner Saturday evening, Marlene DiTullio Mosco (1968) and Rochelle George Wooding (1971) will be honored as the 1999 Distinguished Alumni I Award recipients. This award was established in 1968 and is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the college or community. Mosco is the current president of the northwest Pennsylvania Wooding is a teacher/librarian at Jordan Community School in Chicago. She was a former Mercyhurst Student Government president and has marked her career with leadership and service. Wooding was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during her senior year at Mercyhurst and later with kidney disease. These have not stopped her from writing a children's book, "The Adventures of Ms. Pudding," and an autobiography, "The True Sistahs of Mercy." The class of 1949 will also be recognized as they celebrate their 50th class reunion. The late Frank Barry (1975) will also be honored throughout the weekend by special events organized by his classmates. Friends and former classmates will dedicate a park bench in his memory at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The dedication will take place between Zurn Hall and Tullio ? ; Field and will include remarks by Dr. William P. Garvey, president of the college, and a performance by Scottish bagpipe players. > * The weekend will end with a special liturgy Sunday in Christ the King Chapel at 10:00 a.m., which will be fol lowed by brunch in Egan Dining Hall. With all the events scheduled one may forget the purpose of them: coming home to celebrate Mercyhurst together. The actual homecoming football game against the University of Indianapolis starts at 1:30 p.m. The homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime. Any questions about the homecoming events can be directed to Liebel at 824-2538 or Steve Zinram, director of the annual fund, at 824-3023.

With so many different activities,, homecoming weekend provides a wonderful opportu-l nity to run into a variety of people. — Pat Liebel
branch of PNC Bank, and serves on the boards of numerous civic organizations. She is the chairwoman of the Erie Civic Center Authority and serves on the Mercyhurst board of trustees.

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SEPTEMBER 22.1999

CAMPUS NEWS —
G a r v e y begins 20th year as president
By Carrie Tappe

P a r k i n

g c h a n g e s in effect
One change from last year is that the lot behind Zurn and the Performing Arts Center is now reserved for commuters, staff, faculty and administration. No residents are to park in this lot. Also, the L-shaped lot near the upper parking ramp is also reserved for faculty parking, and students will be ticketed for? parking in these lots. "Students also need to be aware that they can only park in the underground ramp between 6 p.nv and 1 a.m. If cars are left there after 1 a.m., they will be towed," Sidun said. "Visitors also need to be aware that they will be towed." Residents who cannot find parking near their apartments can park beside McAuley Hall or behind the Rec Center. Sidun said that | although permits are free, the police and safety department will be ticketing and towing cars parked in the wrong lots. "I urge upperclassmen to comet and get their stickers," Sidun said.

Editor-in-chief It is the class, dignity, demeanor, values and beauty, not just physically, but the atmosphere here at Mercyhurst that I like best," Dr. William P. Garvey, president of Mercyhurst College, said. This year marks the 20th year of Garvey's presidency at Mercyhurst. Garvey became affiliated with Mercyhurst in 1961 as chairman of the college's social sciences and education departments. In 1969 he was named dean of the college and vice president of academic services. Garvey became president in July 1980. "When I came to Mercyhurst, there were only 400 students. All were women," Garvey said. "The biggest change I've seen in the past 20 years was the college becoming coed. Now we have over 3,000 students, 1,400 of which are men." According to Garvey, changing to coed allowed the college to grow in size, to begin intercollegiate £ athletics and to expand the curriculum . Through the years, Garvey said

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Dr. William P. Garvey his role has been to mobilize the talents of people and liberate those energies in order to motivate and inspire the school to move forward. "I think my other role is to keep the school true to its mission, to its heritage and to reflect our values,"* Garvey said. "This is a learning place and unless significant learning takes place, it's just a country club." Garvey said mat another role as president is for him to help raise the

Fourth floor of Hammermill Libraryfcompleted
meeting room and the Tullio jg Graduate Room. The college's board oftrustee meeting room also has been relocated to the After a summer of construction, the advancement offices and the college fourth floor of Hammermill Library. « honors program are now housed on The Mercyhurst College the completed fourth floor of Honors Program will occupy the Hammermill Library. The project remaining space on the fourth added 10,000 square feet of new floor of the library. The program space at a cost of $650,000. The advancement offices move to directors, Dr. Candee Chambers and Dr. Bud Brown, will occupy the I ibrary from their previous location on the second floor of Egan one office and have established office hours so that honors Hall, where they had been located students can meet with them to for over 20 years. discuss questions, problems or Office space has concerns. the vice president of advancement, There will also be an office as well as for the directors and staff for the use of the honors of planned giving, the annual fund/ program work study students phone-a-thon and alumni relations. 4 and the staff of The Quest , the "We are excited to finally be newsletter of the honors promoved into our new offices, and gram. look forward to making the most of The honors student center our new location," said Pat Liebel, will provide honors students director of alumni services.! with a place to meet and allow In addition to office space, the access to current program institutional advancement departinformation. A seminar room to ment will also enjoy the use of a By Jennifer Kelley * Copy editor

By Carrie Tappe money necessary to advance as a college. "As we progress into the Editor-in-chief future, we will need to decide just how big Mercyhurst will be. Do we Mercyhurst students no longer have^ want to stay as a college or become to pay directly for parking on , a university?" campus. As of the 1999-2000 school year, every registered upperclassman According to Garvey, if the enrollment is held at 3,200 students, is entitled to a parking permit. All cars must have a permit to be parked the college will face challenges in financing. As the number of students on campus and students can pick them up in the security office grows, the amount of money located in the back of McAuley Hall. available for advancement must grow. If the enrollment is held to ' "We hope to take the parking 3,200, the current endowment of $10 problems off of Parade Boulevard million will need to be raised to $25 and the streets near Briggs Avenue million.* by allowing students to park for free "If the endowment doesn't grow, on campus," Ken Sidun, chief of we either have to raise the tuition or Mercyhurst Police and Safety Department, said. chance losing the quality of education," Garvey said. "I hope we resist Tom Billingsley, executive vice the temptation to become a univerpresident of administration, said, sity. You can still be one of the best "We have incorporated the costs for and be a college." •*!• parking into tuition so that every student is now able to park on "For the past 19 years, I've campus.*' watched students walk across the stage at commencement and thought, Anyone who receives a parking 'Did mis student get a degree or an permit should also receive a booklet education?,'" Garvey said. 'This is of rules and regulations for parking. the one time you are free to learn. It's a sin to waste mat opportunity. Don't just get a degree from { Mercyhurst, get an education.''

be used for honors classes and j discussion groups is also part of the program's new suite. The new honors suite will allow Mercyhurst's program to achieve new levels of organization and activity. "The seminar room and the honors student center will provide the program with the needed space to schedule classes or discussion groups, as well as create a place to make valuable information, such as fellowships, scholarships, internships and other nationally competitive awards and opportunities easily accessible to honors students," said Chambers. * Hammermill Library is open Sundaysfromnoon until 2 a.m., Mondays through Thursdaysfrom8 a.m until 2 a.m., Fridaysfrom8 a.m until 10 p.m. and Saturdaysfrom9 a.m. until 10 p.m. The reference desk hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, 6-10 p.m.

Gerritt Shuffstall/Merciad photographer

The completed fourth floor of Hammermill Library provides a unique view of Old Main

Police and safety incident log
Sept. 3 Burglary < Suspect(s) entered a freezer location in the cafeteria of Egan Hall and removed two cases of frozen steaks. The burglary resulted in a loss of $350. Sept. 7 Vehicle Accident A vehicle attempting to ride over a guide wire supporting the utility pole by die maintenance building had to be removed by a wrecker. The vehicle sustained damage to its underside. Sept. 7 Simple Assault Police and safety officials responded to a Briggs Avenue apartment where a male and a female were having a heated discussion over their recent breakup. ? * Sept 12 Domestic Dispute A male was upset at his girlfriend *s ex-boyfriend *s'. presence in her Briggs Avenue apartment The individual complied with officials when asked to leave. Sept 14 Theft The theft of a wallet from an office in Old Main was reported. The wallet contained money and credit cards. Sept 16 Alcohol Violation A keg was confiscated at a Briggs Avenue apartment in violation of Mercyhurst's alcohol code.! Sept 16 Theft p > Assorted hockey equipment was stolen from the basement area of a Briggs Avenue apartment. The equipment belonged to several members of the Mercyhurst Hockey Team. Sept. 17 Alcohol Violation A keg was removed from a Briggs Avenue apartment by police and safety officials.

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| 'Thursday Euchre Tourney: 7 p.m., & | Great Room Homecoming elections: § Student Union College Fair. 7 p.m., REC Center mm Friday B | Homecoming elections: BBS Student Union Pep Rally: 9 p.m., Practice fields
Saturday Homecoming Football Game: 1:30 p.m., Tullio Field Homecoming Dance: 7 p.m., Garvey Park (casual dress)

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Tuesday SAC Meeting: 8:30 p.m.,£ Government Chambers Movie Night, Patch Adams: 9 p.m., Great Room Wed n esd a y Movie, Grey Gardens: 8 p.m., PAC ($3 admission) Coffeehouse, Sand Art: 9 p.m., Laker Inn

Sund ay Mass: 10 a.m., Chapel of Christ the King* Monday MSG Meeting: 8:30 p.m., Government Chambers

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CAMPUS NEWS
By Mandy Fies News editor

Student housing improved
1 the Duval Apartments. date each student. The townhouses underwent the The interesting thing about it most work in order to better accomis, two years ago we started the modate the six students living in year with over 1,200 outstanding each unit work orders. Last year we had The Warde townhouses received 875 outstanding work orders and new bedroom and living room this year we have 50. We are just furniture which is, according to £ pleased," said Moore. * associate vice president of adminisStarting September 20, the 48tration, Tyrone Moore, "less hour rule went into effect. This institutional... more attractive, more means that all work orders will accommodating and more comfortbe completed successfully within able for our student population." 48 hours of being reported. Exceptions to this will be made if Receiving the most renovation an outside company must be was the Baldwin Townhouses. contacted or parts need to be There, new aluminum siding and ordered. ^ winterized storm windows on the upper levels were installed. "This is just our way of trying Bedroom furniture, medicine > to ensure that students are not cabinets and vanities were replaced just satisfied at the beginning but and the tubs and sinks were glazed. throughout the year," said These renovations cost over Moore. $50,000. • • In addition, twice per term Throughout student housing, during health and safety inspecoutside stoops were carpeted at a tions, a housing/maintenance cost of over $100,000, and $250,000 staff member will accompany the worth of new furniture was brought resident assistant when inspectin. A considerable amount of effort ing apartments. This is a prevenalso went toward landscaping. tative effort to notice small The goal behind all of the housing repairs before they develop into larger problems. § renovations is to better accommo-

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The Mass of the Holy Spirit was held Wed., Sept.h 5, In Christ the King Chapel. Bishop Donald Trautman was the presider and the Rev. James Piszker served as homilist. Members of the ballet department choreographed the procession of presentation of the gifts, a fife and drums accompanied the processional and the New Testament readings from the Book of Acts were read in multiple languages.

Before the dust had time to settle in vacated student apartments and dormitory rooms, housing officials were busy improving these living quarters. All resident students benefited from these changes in that every dorm room, apartment and townhouse was either fully or partially painted." Beginning with the Mercy apartments, one roof was replaced and one-third of the apartments received new carpeting. Furniture was also replaced in the bedrooms. Thefreshmandormitories received minimal attention outside of painting and carpeting, with the exception of Egan Hall. Starting August 25,13 offices were transformed into student housing and all smoke and fire ? damage was repairedfromthe April 23 fire. Also, three new showers were added on the second floor as well as a fourth shower located around the corner of the previously one-hallway dorm.f New windows were installed in

Campus undergoes extensive summer renovations
By Mandy Pies T News editor and wood signs replaced the former wooden signs around campus. Taylor Little Theater has a new At 6 a.m. the day after graduation geothermal Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, or HVAC, system. It work began on numerous campus is similar to the ones used in improvements. $ Hammermill Library and the Mary "It's traditional that on the day D'Angelo Performing Arts Center. after graduation we marshal all of In addition to the construction ourforces,maintenance and housekeeping, and begin the rehabilitation projects, many offices were moved. The adult education center moved to and improvements of the campus," said Tom Billingsley, executive vice Wayne Street with the admissions reception areareplacingit in Weber president of administration. Hall. -: > * ' In addition toroutinemaintenance, the college completed The counseling center moved | from Egan Hall to the health center's construction,relocationsand : renovations. * "The maintenance and housekeeping staffs deserve a tremendous amount of credit for their work on this aggressive project. It was a very ambitious summer," said Billingsley. * This was the most extensive work in recent years and was part of the ongoing growth and development of the college. In addition to the completion of previous location in Preston Hall. the fourth floor of the library, 40 The health center moved to a computers were added to two new college-owned brick home at 3905 computer labs in the former MontParade Blvd. In addition, the gomery Room and Tullio Room in Mercy hurst Civic Institute offices Hammermill. were expanded within Preston Hall. j New bleachers are being installed The I ibrary now houses the in the Athletic Center and 600 seats institutional advancement offices were added to Tullio Field. These and the language lab, both of which seats include a visitors section as were movedfromEgan Hall. well as an expanded home section. Renovations were completed on Egan Dining Hall received the third floor of Old Main in the ^ $125,000 inrenovations,including education department. New carpetpainting, new floor tiles, ceiling grid ing and lighting were installed and and tiles, and counters in the service the area was repainted. : area. The entrance has a new door Roofs wererepairedon many and landscaping. campus buildings, including the ice ! Students most likely have noticed center, Weber Hall, the student the addition of speed bumps and union, Baldwin Hall, the cafeteria, striping to campus roads. Acrylic T Mercy 300 and the sports medicine! department. Academic buildings also received renovations. New carpeting and windows were installed on the third floor of Preston Hall. Sullivan Hall alsoreceivednew carpeting. Eighteen faculty offices were painted and nine offices had carpets replaced. \ Improvements were made on athletic facilities as well. A new locker area was developed with a showerroomto accommodate the M women's ice hockey program that is to begin this year. The football locker room in the basement of Baldwin Hall received new showers, carpeting and an air exchange system. &}Residential areas were also landscaped. All fire hydrants were tested and, if necessary, repaired or replaced, f A complete Y2K survey/audit was completed on all campus equipment and Mercy hurst was found to be Y2K compliant. Emergency instructions for evacuation routes were posted on the back of doors in all campus housing units. The North East campus also received improvements. Eight new townhouses were constructed for student housing costing $850,000. Painting, vinyl flooring and carpeting were added to the cafeteria. Miller Hall now houses the nursing lab for the new two year program, office space and a storage area. A computer lab with 20 computers was also installed. The pews in St. Mary's chapel were stained, the union received new lights and carpeting, exterior buildings were pointed and the admissions hallway was paneled. Painting was completed in the observatory, classrooms, culinary offices and the police academy. New glass doors were installed on the rec center, Neuman Hall and Miller Hall. The weight room received new carpet and was repainted. Correlating with the growing student population, seven new offices were constructed and residents of Neuman Hall now £ have on-line capabilities. The union and dorm also received new satellite systems. These improvements were all for the benefit ofthe students and many of them will be further explained in future issues. According to Billingsley, The students see an institution mat has pride in itself and takes care of its plant." I

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ENTERTAINMENT

The summer of '99 revisited
talent. S A & E editor 1 What would follow these two giant movies but a Spike The final summer of the Lee film focusing on the ^millennium, with all of its impact of a heat wave, punk hype and all of the rumors, rock and a serial killer in New 5»lived to stand out as maybe York City, all in the same the most definitive and summer. The Summer of Sam explosive summer in enterwas an interesting look at tainment history. This article multiple events all sequenced $ is the first of three that will together to form one outstanding, central madness. remember and revisit the With excellent cinematograsummer of 1999 at the box phy and a solid performance office, in the studio and on from John Leguizamo, stage with all of its money J Summer of Sam stood out as good times and bad times. a severely under-appreciated Every three weeks it film. seemed there was a new number one movie breaking ?The transfer from TV to sales records in theaters/It all the big screen for four little began back in May with the foul-mouthed rug rats was most anxiously awaited movie interesting to see pulled off, release of all time, Star Wars, and it went through without Episode I. At midnight on a surrendering any integrity. Tuesday it broke the record South Park, Bigger, Longer for single day sales of an and Un-Cut was funny, opening with over $22 million rambunctious and full of a worth of tickets being sold to truck-load of filth that was droves of fans. I remember carefully inserted in every waiting in line the next night second of this Matt Stone, and it was a really hip experi- Trey Parker creation. ence from the heavy anticipaSouth Park is not the tion. The critics may bashcartoon your parents rememcertain aspects of the movie ber, but a shot at all that is because it didn't fit perfectly wrong with our pop-driven into the previous trilogy, but culture. Where else, but in the groundwork it set was America would you readily quite remarkable. George hand over part of your payLucas is a true legend and check to hear a cartoon 10genius of this century. Just a year-old swear. The only quick note though, Georgeproblem with this movie was Star Wars Episode II, scene die 420 songs that were sung one. act one, Jar Jar's ship in it and none by our super fly collides with one of the hero, Chef. Oh well, filthy asteroids from Armageddon cartoons survive so shut your and we are all saved. face uncle.... The one movie I am not Although Star Wars was afraid to admit I saw this tiie cornerstone movie this summer was Lake Placid. summer, it was not the only Yes, I'm the idiot who goes to one with unimaginable sales. see the horribly mutated There was, of course, that storylines and creatures, but I other movie with the English will say that this movie was guy in it, you know, baby. Austin Powers, The Spy Who pleasing in its humorous content and in its surprisingly Shagged Me (bloody rotten) good, real-life dialogue. A crushed at the box office as horrible ending was the only well, stealing its share of the fault of this movie, that and a infamous thunder. With mild originality and many recycled giant crocodile livin g in Maine, but who's counting? jokes from the original, it far If you were looking for a surpassed the sales of the first teen comedy in "99, one shaggonator flick and made surprise I found was Detroit many people take serious Rock City. If you still cough, note of Mike Myer's raw By Ken Fronczek laugh and squeal your way through Dazed and Confused, then you'll definitely enjoy this righteously funny, on the road version. My advice: go see it with some buds and enjoy the 70s once again. Detroit Rock City will have you flashing back to the good times of road trips, rock concerts and eating stale mushrooms on pizza. Onward. The Blair Witch Project owned the role of the big surprise movie of the decade and stirred up a lot of talk. Was it scary, no, but a terrifying, blood-boiling build, yes. Blair Witch gets my vote of genius for breaking Hollywood taboos of what should be a good horror movie. It scoffed at the usual scary movie stereotypes and focused on the basic elements of fear that lie in each and every human being on this planet. Darkness, eerie' sounds, mystery and suspense fill this documentary on fear in which blood letting, even though it was about a witch, does not appear to drown us. Just compare this "simple? little college project" to the Hollywood bore factory turnouts like Scream 2, the Haunting, I know who you Dated Last Summer parts 1-15, etc. * The Sixth Sense, another huge, surprising film is also another one that gets my vote of genius and two thumbs up in the air. With a dynamically exceptional ending, comparable only to The Usual Suspects, and Bruce Willis' best role since Pulp Fiction, the Sixth Sense mastered a brilliant combination of spook, creepiness and a little needed gore.

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Deep Bannana Blackout live at Forward Hall

DBB funks up Forward Hall
showcased their incredible talents with wild, grooving | accuracy. The band fuses Jamming on every sound from multiple stimulating sounds James Brown to Lionell Richie together to form one solid, and even Pink Floyd and then some, Deep Banana Blackout put distinctive voice that brings about chaoticly smooth rythms on a five-star show last Thursday found in each and every song and night at Forward Hall on 2502 note played. Both of the guitarPeach St., in what was their ists and bassist burned up their second show there in one fingers ripping notes and chords month's time. during random solos within A predominately funk/jam songs and truly pumping the band, DBB had every seat in crowd up with more and more Forward Hall empty with energy. everyone jumping and dancing to The only dissapointment of theirfreeflowing jams, multiple j the evening was the absence of solos, heavy bass and drum beats lead singer, Durkin, who is rather and screeching, popping horns, I commanding with her strong, Even without lead singer, Jen Janis Joplinesque voice and Durkin, who couldn't perform energetic, free-spirited movedue to an injured back, the band ments on stage. The Fuzz made still jammed in perfect symmetry up for her loss to the fans by in and out of songs that often playing a rather appropriate focus on an improvosational encore. After a brief mention of sound. The duty of lead vocals hurricane Floyd, The Fuzz was split between saxophonist dedicated Wish You Were Here Rob Somerville; guitarist The to their injured singer and played Fuzz;and trombonist/rythm it solo while the crowd joined in guitarist Volo; while keyboardist with a rousing sing along that Cyrus Madan, Bassist Benj closed out an insane night of LeFevre and drummer Eric Kalb great music. £ By Ken Fronczek A & E editor Safe

Friday at the PAC
On Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m., Debashish Bhattach ary a, a master guitarist from Calcutta, India will perform at the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center. Bh attach ary a will play in the Hinuistic slide sty le on his self-designed 22-stringed slide guitar. He has received the President's Award of India and is the first classical guitarist to be invited to play at the 23rd national Festival of Music in Ban galore^ 1 General Admission tickets for this concert are $10 for adults and $7 for students. 1 JL i

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What would the final summer of this century be without the usual corporaterip-off?In a century spent fighting against tyrants, dictators and oppression, we, as Americans, have let our own country become dominated by big business and some of its dumb ideas, like Woodstock 3. In this article and in another to follow, 1 will attempt to disci ose to you what no one may want to say or hear, but what needs to be said about our contemporary culture, focusing on the events that went down at the third Woodstock installment. The driving force behind the thought processes of the two geniuses and founders of the original conceit was money, and absolutely nothing else, though they claimed otherwise. What else would make them think that they could recreate the 60s. It was a cool concert, it should have been called something else though, but oh well, it's over and we thought we were moving on after a bit of nostalgia, the first rip-off, but semiunderstandable. Woodstock 3 was much more blatant in its attempt to steal away this generation's money by spinning their heads with the thought that they were actually part of

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something that would be remembered beyond its pay-perv iew sched ulin g. The name Woodtsock carries a lot of weight in terms of culture, freedom and music, and that weight was abused in the arms of corporate America. Let's have a huge conceit to celebrate contemporary music but try to capture the spirit of a different world 30 years ago. We are not trying to fight in Vietnam right now, there are no real, great presidential conspira- A cies happening (sorry Monica Lewinsky is the result of a tired and bored press). The bands that played were fitting for the time, and the event was a good idea, but do not name it Woodstock and then put the conceit on an air-force base and charge $150 per ticket, $4 for a 10 ounce water bottle, $10 for a tiny pizza and so on, and then tell us we cannot bring in cooking equipment and basic life needs! because they think we'll kilt each other with flying pans. That thinkingrightthere \ should have told the m that the spirit was dead, and we have to move on. Change the name to "AT&T presents...." "Sponsored by Fila.com...," or something more fitting.

Woodstock '99 In Rome, NY
They starve us, make us pay over $300 to $400 for a three day event and we get nothing out of it, but a view of the stage from two miles away, bad publicity from a few thousand miss-guided youths raised in the corporate image by parents who want to blame children's behavior on television, music and everyone else but themselves. I I will admit, I was not at

Woodstock 3, but I did not need to be there to understand whafjj was taking place. The music was good and everything else went fine on stage and in the concessions, but thousands of people were passing out because there was no free water or very little at most This atmosphere all leads 3 to incidents parallel to Littleton, Colo; no one is paying the right attention to us so we'll hit them over the head to make them realize that the youths of today are a force to be reckoned with, and they did. With all the publicity for the most overrated conceit of the year, the best went unnoticed even though it was basically in the same area as Woodstock 3. It just goes to .show what happens when bands refuse the corporate image.

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opportunity to display themence. Yarosz's Blues Expansion, selves and add to an amazing which has been around for over a night of unbelievable, straight-up On Thursday, Sept 30, at 8 p.m. year now, hits directly at the rock n' roll. in Erie's Warner Theatre, central nervous system of anyone If you're looking for a 1 with an appreciation for great Mercy hurst graduate Ronnie sample of the magic that Blues I music as it blends perfected Yarosz '98 and his band Blues Expansion brings to the stage classic rock, hot blues and a and just an all around grooving * Expansion will be the opening touch of funk toforman incredtime then you will want to check act for Robby Kreiger, guitarist ible sound mat balances evenly them out Friday, Sept. 24, at for The Doors, in an all ages between the Allman Brothers, Docksiders Tavern on 1015 State show. Phish and Son Seals. Bluest St They go on stage around 10 Kreiger, writer of the Expansion delivers everything p.m. and will play two to three 1 notorious song Light My Fire, you could ask for with such sets that will last until closing will bring his new band to Erie music, and opening for one of time at 2 a. m. Do not miss the for what will be an evening of incredible music that will be classic Doors' songs and some of the greatest guitarists in the gracing Erie Sept 24 and 30. | his own solo projects, guaranteed history of music,is a huge By Ken Fronczek A & E editor

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premier will be aired this Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. on JfjM Fox. See what new zany mischief our old pal Homer gets into this new season, Doh. And finally, everybody's favorite Merciad editor has been nominated for Homecoming King this Saturday, Sept 24, eh hem. Vote wisely at the student union and support the Arts and Entertainment section of this newspaper!

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SEPTEMBER 22,1999

OPINION
By Carrie Tappe Editor-in-chief

The senior perspective:
Maybe they were overwhelmed by the whole "college experience" and weren't ready to leave home just yet Maybe they parti ed too much their freshman year and couldn't make the grades to compete at Mercyhurst Perhaps they didn't fit into the social life at Mercyhurst or left in shame after a trip through the rumor mill. Or maybe the unexpected surprise that they might have to do homework in college was a bit too overwhelming for them. What if they didn't soar to the top of their sport and sought a different team for glory? \ As for the 62 percent of us that will graduate this year, we might find it hard at times to admit, but we are proud of Mercyhurst and our accomplishments here, no matter how big or small. If we weren't, we would find ourselves among the other 38 percent The thing that gets me the most is how quick people are to complain about one thing or another at Mercyhurst Instead of jumping on this person, or that group, try to dig down inside yourself, find that small bit of pride, and make a positive change here, now. This is our last year to make our mark at Mercyhurst Although the last year is scary because Mercy world is a safe and stable effect in our lives, the unknown future is open to anything you can possibly imagine.

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I learned how to build Adobe bricks and helped a local artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico create a monument using them." -Michael Regnier, Senior "I lived in Graz, Austria, this summer and studied Opera, German Song and Vieneese Operetta. It was great to be totally submersed in another culture and language." -Ray Fritz, Senior "I discovered that my two best friends and I came home for the summer and picked up where we left off. Everyone told us things would be difficult being away but it never was." -Bethanne Bauer, Sophomore 'The most interesting thing that happened to me this summer would be spending a week in Kentucky doing mission work| with my church. Some of my best friends went as well as some new friends. It was very productive and I enjoyed it a lot" -Kim Russon, Sophomore "I met Vince Vaughn in a New : York City bar." ' -Robbie Bahl, Freshman
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The eye of a freshman:
fun. I made the transition the day before I left my home to come up Be a little patient with me, if you here. It was the Zen quote-of-theday on my tear-off calendar that* can. See, I'm new at this. did it, a humble declaration from L£ TO give myself some credit, Wallace Stevens: *it is necessary [I've successfully gotten the hang to any originality to have the of the little stuff. I can get my courage to be an amateur." door locked on the first try. I acquired every single textbook of Instead of scoffing at this, though, I took a moment to my own volition. I've perfected ponder the implications of this the art of reducing the money in brief statement. I have always my bank account in every way prized innovation, and admired imaginable. I know when and where all my classes are and just the staggering creativity in those how many seconds I need to getvj who drew its presence when I there on time. I accomplished the could not It is because of this element in my nature that I could amazing feat of getting my fully appreciate the value of what mailbox to open, which took Mr. Stevens was trying to impart longer for me to master than should be humanly possible. on me. \-[ So, as I stood in the middle of And then there's the piece of my room that morning, my life resistance: I have a fully functioning Internet connection, with strewn in random piles across the e-mail, on my new laptop, > floor, awaiting that crucial complete with desktop wallpaper judgment as to what would be discarded and what would that's a work of art Applaud if accompany me to my new home, you can muster the courage. It I decided to be an absolute serves to bolster us technology amateur. In order to maintain this troglodytes. status, I realized that I would The only reason I'm being have to do two things: ask a lot such a braggart about these of questions, and have anyone seemingly minuscule acts is that willing to show me that act or I'm similarly proud to be a concept which they explain to beginner. In many ways I'm like me. Basically, that amounts to be a child in this new setting: eager, being a tremendous pain in the energetic, prone to the periodic a**. I just want to learn more runny nose,"'needy when it comes now than I ever have before. to my daily nap time, not without Among my close friends (and a healthy touch of stubbornness, the keen, discerning observer), I and I tend to greet each new am famous for doing things the acquisition of knowledge with a hard way. Part of the reason why sense of wonder. Sure, it I continue to do this is because I probably would be easier and am, by nature, curious as to what more pneumatic to the ego to might happen, and I innately see adopt the guise of unwavering things differently than other expertise in every possible field, people. Discovering an alternabut I already gave up on that | tive way that is in direct contrast path. I just wasn • t having any By Megan Fialkovich Contributing Writer

I met Kid Rock and Joe C. after the Limptropois concert Bob is a pretty cool guy!" 4 -Heather Adams, Senior

to what is mainstream is a definition of originality, it is in mind when I'm busy being naive and eccentric. As I work at doing things for the first time, I'm probably really enjoying myself.

What'sithis column^about anyway?
Forefront
Dave Hermenau I have to admit, the idea of a column seems a bit arrogant Many columns, with extremely pushy authors, voicing what they think is groundbreaking knowl- z edge call forth images of great I orators preaching to the masses. But, one says to himself, "this is no great orator, this is some local reporter, writing in a col lege paper with a controlled circulation. From whence does his soap box derive?" One hopes, ? however, that not all columnists are such self-absorbed writers. One hopes that with writing and the pursuit of knowledge comes humility and objectivity, attributes that are requisite if truth is to surface. It seems to me that asking the question, "Why do you write a column?," is the same as asking, "Why write at all7" I guess that writers write primarily because they feel the need to say something. They write because there is something tied up inside 1 them and they have this need, desire and ambition to put it out there, to say "Hey, this is what I think!" Aside from this, is there ] a need for self-gratification, a$ need for the writer to bask in literary vanity? I think I would be lying if I said that need did not exist Indeed, what good is an idea if you can't show it off a little bit? Surely composers don't compose great works for their ears alone. Of course not, theyA delight in presenting their work to others. They anticipate rave reviews and brace themselves for harsh criticisms. A writer does the same. Certainly there is much to be said for art that is intrinsic, that has integrity and is not meant to gain its creator applause. Would I put on paper the ideas within the forthcoming columns even if I knew that the material would never see the light of day? I would like to think so. {Surely, however, a deadline proves a strong impetus for getting your thoughts out on a page. Just so you know, these reasons are why I decided to contribute a weekly column to The Merciad this year. To try and give this column _ a theme would be to give myself a theme. 1 feel it impossible to label the entirety of one's existence with a single term so I will refrain from doing so. Still, at least to me, it seems that the coming topics will be related since that they all come from me. While the choice of topics may seem random and eclectic, it's making sense in my head. In coming weeks, I plan to write on a.variety of topics. Next week's column will be about environmental conservation. I plan to have col umns on both campus issues as well as world issues. Perhaps in a few weeks some may call this col umn liberal, but I prefer to call it on the forefront, for the liberal ideas of today form the norms of tomorrow.

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The Mail B ag
This year, Mercyhurst Student Government wants to be available for each student's needs, concerns and ideas. We worked hard all summer to getreadyfor the year, and it is paying off. Our first meeting was Sept 13, and it went well. SAC has a lot of fun and new ideas „. look for some exciting treats for " student union. There are several Halloween. committees including: budget The lecture series for this year and finance, constitutional will include "Earth 2000," "The revision, drug and alcohol Journey" and "Surviving the awareness, food service, newsWeekend." We have meetings letter, police and safety, publicopen to all students every ity, recreation center, and a Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the residence life/facilities use Government Chambers of the committee. You are more than welcome and greatly encouraged to become a member of a committee. Each committee would love to hear your problems or new ideas. You can always leave a message at Ext 2563 or Ext 2428 and we will direct your concern to the appropriate committee chairperson for a quick resolution. Our goal is to make this year a great one for everyone, so let us know what we can do for you. -Colleen Nardi, MSG president

Exploring our Mercy Heritage
Questioning Faith
Sr. Geri Rosinski
What is all that stuff I hear about Mercy heritage? First of all, by now you know that Mercyhurst College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. So, at the heart of the identity of the college is an awareness of the contributions and spirit of the Sisters that permeate everything that is done on campus. In order to keep that spirit alive, several years ago a committee of administration, faculty, staff, sisters and students was formed to work on ways to keep the heritage of Mercyhurst alive and well through discussions, informational outreach and activities. Each year the committee meets to discuss topics relative to the Mercy Heritage and to continue to relate the school' s history to its future. Identity is a central factor in college developmental growth. This year, the committee will be meeting again to discuss "Mercy Higher Education," and the legacy of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy. That meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the faculty dining room. Every member of the college community is welcome to attend. Another upcoming opportunity to celebrate the Mercy heritage will be on Friday, Sept. 24, Mercy Day, a celebration of the Sister of Mercytiedto the ancient observance of the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. There will be a special mass in Christ the King Chapel at 12:10p.m. with Dr. Lisa Mary McCartney, RSM, as guest speaker. This is an opportunity to thank the Sisters of Mercy for their contributions and dedication to Mercyhurst. Mercy Heritage is an important part of the continued growth and success of the college because it reminds us that our future is deeply connected to our past

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FEATURES!
Hurst hires French instructor
By David Hemnenau Features editor Students learning the French language at Mercyhurst this year will do so under one of the college's 12 new, full-time faculty members. This fall, Dr. Elizabeth Blood joins the * Mercyhurst family as an assistant professor of French with the Foreign Languages Department f: Originally from New York, Blood studied anthropology and French at Connecticut College in New London, Conn. Coming one course short of completing a r * double major, Blood graduated with an anthropology major and a French minor. With her undergraduate career complete, Blood moved to Boston, Mass. to explore professional interests. While there, she worked for an Italian company. Deciding that her interests lay elsewhere, she began attending graduate school at Boston College studying French literature. Blood went on to earn her Ph.D. in French and comparative literature from the same institution. Specializing in 18th century theater, Blood's dissertation was a study of authorship in France in the comparative context of European countries. More specifically, Blood looked at plagiarism as a way to study author "I studied different plays," explained Blood, "that were copied between France, England and Italy by different authors to see what the concept of plagiarism was in the 18th century." & According to Blood, plagiarism at this time was different from what is currently the accepted definition of the term. In elucidating the nature of ' plagiarism among authors of the time, Blood's study takes into account the development of l rudimentary copyright laws that was occurring at the time. Blood is currently Mercyhurst's only French instructor. Other faculty members within the Foreign Languages Department, such as Dr. Keiko Miller, have taught French in the past but now have full schedules teaching other languages to Mercyhurst students. Blood is excited to be teaching a new course this year, The French Speaking Third World Countries. 4 The idea behind it is to have students explore non-western cultures where French is used, because one of the things that I want students to get to know is that French is not just France, it's not just Europe/' explained Blood, r , ? ^ ^ Blood has only been at Mercyhurst since August but has had a pleasant experience so far. " I think it's great," said Blood about Mercyhurst, "it's been a lot of fun. My colleagues are wonderful, everybody is really friendly and welcoming and my students are actually really great, too. I'm having a lot of fun in my classes."

McQuillen appointed dean of libraries
By David Hermenau Features editor When Dr. Roy Strausbaugh accepted college President Dr. William Garvey's appointment as Dean at Mercy hurst-North East, he left a void in the Hammermill Library's administration. That void is now being filled by Dr. Michael McQuillen. McQuillen has been at Mercyhurst College for 28 years and has served the college in a variety of positions, most recently, as a full-time professor of history and director of the history department. Though McQuillen has not served as a library administrator in the past, he has spent a lot of time in it, has a love for the old sources and is interested in the information revolution. For these reasons, Garvey appointed McQuillen as Dean of Libraries. . Though McQuillen has only been on the job since August 15 and is still finding out what his duties are, he already has some Ideas about what his position will entail. 4 "As I see it, my challenge ahead includes giving the college, especially the administration, advice and guidance on collection development and on where we should utilize our sources in terms of acquiring These days, students are coming in well accustomed to these new sources but many times are unaware of the lasting quality of the older sources. McQuillen stresses that a balance needs to be reached between both sources McQuillen is very satisfied with the work of his predecessor as well as the support that Garvey has given the library. "My impression is that we've received more resources and have a better quality staff available to us. My hope is to be able to use that in a productive fashion," said McQuillen. Dr. Michael McQuillen In the near future, McQuillen materials for the library, espesays that users of the library will cially in the face of the informa- find maps of the Hammermill tion technology revolution," said Library on line with directories McQuillen. helping users to more efficiently .• Along with this challenge, track down resources within the McQuillen faces some other building. He called HamLet, the ^ matters in his new position. library's information system These other matters include strong and remarked that, "we're strengthening the holdings of just beginning to realize some of specific academic disciplines, its potential." keeping up with a growing Though McQuillen may have student body as well as growing a new position at Mercyhurst, he academic programs and teaching will not leave teaching yet This year he will teach three history students to become information classes, one per term. literate. * McQuillen, however, has given McQuillen noted that a few up his directorship of the history years ago students were coming department to Dr. Allan into libraries needing to learn Belovarac, who will assume how to use the internet and the new electronic sources that were, those duties for the time being. at the time, state of the art

New face in counseling center
By David Hermenau Features editor In addition to moving to Preston 103, the old location of the Cohen Health Center, Mercyhurst*s Counseling Center now has two full time counselors.. Joining Dr. Gerard Tobin in the Counseling Center is Rebecca Conrad, staff counselor/psychologist ; Conrad is an Ohio native. She attended Ohio State University to do her undergraduate work and then moved on to the University of Illinois as a graduate student. Conrad is finishing up work on her dissertation and will soon receive her doctorate. Conrad's dissertation, more of an applied study than a theoretical paper, is a therapy outcome study which examines what types of therapies work for different people, In addition to getting some experience in the University of Illinois counseling center, Conrad spent the last few years employed by the University of Tennessee and working in their counseling center. When compared to counsel-* i ng services offered in the real world, college services are free and are designed for the use of students. Also in contrast is the approach the counselors take in helping people lead happier and healthier lives. It is the agenda of Mercyhurst College to be pro-active in promoting behavior and mind sets that are healthy. "We do a lot of education and outreach on campus and we're trying to do more this year. That is actually one thing that will be a goal of mine," said Conrad. With the arrival of Conrad, the Counseling Center now has two full-time counselors and,, will be better able to emphasize prevention, getting to the students and helping them before they end up in counseling services. Conrad, however, stresses that she would like to dispel the myth that those who need to go to \ counseling are crazy. Conrad sees people that are normal everyday but who simply need a little help coping with things. Conrad hopes that her experience at larger schools and her experience at Mercyhurst will mesh and result in new ideas. "Part of my learning ex peri-i ence," said Conrad, "is to see what things that I know work well out there at others places, work well here." Conrad said that so far she has found her experience at Mercyhurst very positive. She finds the small Mercyhurst community to be very supportive and finds the religious flavor of the school to be a positive presence. I

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Hagan publishes new edition

FEATURES
Campus ministry position filled
By David Hennenau Features Editor

Publishing his fifth edition off "Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology" was only the most recent of many accomplishments attributed to the research and dedication of Dr. Frank Hagan, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Mercyhurst. Hagan, originally from Pittsburgh, has been teaching at Mercyhurst since 1971 when he was hired as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice. He became the chairperson of the criminal justice j department in 1979, and director of the graduate program in Admi ni strat i on of Justice at Mercyhurst in 1980. Hagan began his research at Case Western Reserve Universi ty as a Senior Research Associate in the Institute on the Family and Bureaucratic Society in 1975. Since then, he has become one of only 14 national e x perts appointed as a charter member of the National Research and Advisory Board for the National White Collar Crime Center. "I find the subject very | interesting," Hagan said. "White collar crime does not involve your typical criminal. These people defy all of our theories for the causes of crime. As a society, we need to pay attention to this type of crime." Co-authored by Marvin Sussman, "Deviance and the Family" was the first of many books written by Hagan. His first edition of "Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology" was published in 1982. The

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By David Hermenau Features editor Among the many new faces in Preston Hall this year is that of Angela Jones, Mercyhurst*s newest English faculty member. She was hired as an associate professor of English. Growing up in Illinois, Jones did her both her undergraduate and graduate work at Eastern Illinois University.iTo work on her doctorate she moved to Kansas and attended Kansas University (KU). Jones is a doctoral dissertation away from being ranked among the college's many Ph.D.'s. For her dissertation, Jones studied two fairly obscure female authors who found unlikely success around the turn of the century. "What I am trying to argue," said Jones, 'Is that there is some value in going back and reexamining them (the two female writers) using this theory that I've gotten from rhetoric and 9 composition studies. * That theory, genre theory, states that the style of writing within which one works has aj bearing on what the author creates. Jones feels that the two authors she researched pushed the boundaries of their genre enough to make their work interesting but not so much that they failed to get their point across. While Jones is strong in many aspects of her field, she

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Football team stuns Edinboro
By Scott Koskoski Sports editor The number 14" might possibly be inspirational to the Mercyhurst College football team. After the fi rst 14 minutes of play against perennial Division II power Edinboro University .Saturday, Mercyhurst looked at the scoreboard and found itself down 14 points. Many older fans probably had flashbacks to 14 years ago, when the Lakers were waddling along at the D-II1 level and Edinboro was rolling over D-II opponents. Then, something happened. * Mercyhurst woke up. The Lakers, playing in front of a charged-up Tullio Field record crowd of over 3,500 fans, started playing inspired football. The offense piled up points and the Laker defense's "not in our house" attitude ruled. In the end, Mercyhurst and their fans left $ happy after a 34-20 upset of the Fighting Scots. Saturday' s shocker was immediately labeled one of the biggest wins in the 19-year history of the Laker football program. jj 'This is just a huge win for us," said junior running back Joe Magorien following the victory. "Everyone came together and the crowd really got behind us." - A rare moment in the spotlight for Magorien, who'll be seen under the bright lights more often. The night before the game, senior feature back Justin Gibson tore his Achilles tendon in a freak accident and was pronounced lost for the season. Gibson had been listed day-today after spraining his knee in last week's 41-26 loss at Michigan Tech. Gibson's injury cast doubt that Magorien and the Laker running game would get anything going against a tough Edinboro defense. The Scots' offense looked tough early on,* too. * On just their third play from scrimmage early in the first quarter, 'Boro junior quarterback... Rick Gates threw a pinpoint pass from his 25 that hit receiver Chris Buehner near midfield. Buehner sprinted all the way from there and Edinboro led 7-0. The ball-control offense continued for the Scots. After a Laker punt, Gates and company drove their way to the Mercyu

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hurst 1-yard line before tailback Bernard Henry busted in to give the 'Boro a 14-0 lead with 4:47 remaining in the first period. As quickly as the Lakers fell behind by two touchdowns, they climbed out of the hole. Behind another inspired performance from fifth-year senior quarterback Matt Kissell, Mercyhurst drove 86 yards down the field before Ed Bailey hauled in a 7yard TD pass to narrow things at

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With 10:14 left before ha Iftime, Magorien proved that he's quite capable of stepping in for Gibson. Magorien and Kissell hooked up on a brilliant play-action pass good for a 9yard touchdown. Just like that, 14-14;| Edinboro placekicker Sean McNicholas capped off a Fighting Scot 51 -yard drive with a field goal from 39 yards out with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter. For McNicholas, the kick leaves him perfect from field goal range on the season (5-

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Byron Curry all alone in the back of the end zone with 6:31 left to play to put the' Hurst up 14 points at 34-20. ft * It was another red-letter day for Kissell and the Laker offense. T he quarterback completed 25 of 48 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns. Bailey, one of the finest receiving threats in all of Division II, hauled in 9 catches for 92 yards and two scores, i And possibly the best-looking stat? If McNicholas could boot one Joe Magorien, who carried the field goal. Mercyhurst kic ker ball 10 times for 75 yards, Vinnie Corasaniti could knock • including a beautiful 54-yard . two home, and he did. Field scamper to help set up J goals of 27 and 29 yards in the Mercyhurst's first score of the final 2:03 of the first half sent the day. Lakers to the locker room with a The Laker defense was 20-17 halfitme lead. definitely inspired by the record The Scots got the ball first in j crowd. Platz tallied 12 tackles, the second half and promptly forced a fumble, recovered two gave it right back to Mercyhurst, others, and intercepted a Gates pass. Sophomore Garrett Patty thanks to junior linebacker Scott notched 10 tackles, senior Tim Platz's interception. The Lakers capitalized, as Kissell and Bailey Bednarski had three key tackles hooked up for another TD strike, for losses, and junior hitman Tom Palmer's interception late in the this one from 16 yards out. fourth quarter sealed Edinboro*s Now with a 10-point lead, fate. For his efforts, Platz was Mercy hurst's defense stiffened. The only other Edinboro scoring named Great Lakes Intercollegiate in the game came from kicker I Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Defensive Player-of-the-Week. McNicholas on a 35-yard field goal. Kissell found Laker junior

This is just a huge * win for us...everyone came together and the 3 crowd really got behind us." -Laker senior running back Joe Magorien

Laker quarterback Matt Kissell (18), wide receiver Byron Curry (3), and the Mercyhurst offense celebrate after Curry's touchdown reception Saturday. The touchdown was one of i four thrown by Kissell in the Lakers' 34-20 upset of Edinboro University.

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So he didn't lead the team in tackles, interceptions or sacks during Mercy hurst's huge win over Edinboro University last Saturday. But the first "Athlete of the Week" of the year surely * leads the Lakers in another very important category: intimidation. Every game, #22 registers more timely emotional plays and big hits, earning him the nickname "Amtrak" among his teammates and followers of 'Hurst football. His i nterception of Edinboro quarterback Rick Gates in the closing minutes Saturday sealed the win for the Lakers. Tom Palmer, a senior accounting) major with a 3.4 QPA, is a local native and a product of Erie McDowell High School. He sets the standard for all of this year's "Athletes of the Week" to live up to.
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Cross country teams under golden dome

The Mercyhurst men's and women's cross country teams competed at the National Catholic Championships last Friday at the University of Notre Dame. The event featured runners from tie nation's premiere Catholic colleges and universities. The men finished 17th out of 29 teams while the women wound up 15th of 33 squads. Senior Michael Tarbox led the Lakers, finishing 72nd out of 194 runners (27:51). ' Jenny Standfest paced the Lady Lakers with a time of 19:43, placing 45th out of 218 competitors.; Both teams travel to Latrobe, Pa. to Tom Palmer. Athlete of the Week, compete at St. Vincent College this Saturday.

Breakdown: beating the Scots
There were about 3,500 people at Tullio Field for Saturday's 34-20 football upset of Edinboro University. All but about 100 people left the stadium in shock that Mercyhurst beat the Fighting Scots so convincingly. The notso-surprised 100? The Laker football team. In just its second year of competing at the NCAA Division II scholarship level, Mercyhurst has already earned a reputation for winning big games. Last year's 34-23 upset over regional powerhouse^ Ashland University and a 35-16 triumph over former perennial NAIA champ Westminster turned some heads. In 1997, a year before the Lakers turned scholarship, Ithaca and Robert Morris were served the Mercyhurst Upset Special. So should Saturday's sound victory over Edinboro really surprise anybody? * I It didn't surprise me. In the days leading up to the game, members of the Scots were already spewing out trash talk and bulletin-board material for the Laker locker room. Edinboro tailback Bernard Henry reportedly called Mercyhurst's defense M soft" and thought he and fullback Chris Morgan would cut through it easier than a knife n * through hot butter. After hearing this, Laker sophomore defensive back Charles Brown said, "Hey, let them talk. We're not wor? ned. • Appartently, the Fighting Scots didn't worry either. They should've at least planned a little better, because Edinboro sure didn't expect on running smack into the Amtrak train known asi Mercyhurst free safety Tom Palmer. Palmer's mind-numbing hits nearly single-handedly keep *hoflcnirinbusiness booming and

Lakers, Golden Knights tangle on links
For the very first time in school history, a Mercyhurst College women's golf team hit the links last Friday in an exhibition against Gannon University. Sophomore Alexis Toy shot a nine-hole 49 for the low score at the Lake View Country Club. Also at Lake View Friday, the men's golf team opened their season with a 313-319 victory over Gannon; Senior Seth Parker's low round of 76 paced the Lakers. Both teams continue their seasons Thursday i n a match at Penn State-Behrend before the men travel to South Haven, Mich, for competition this weekend.

Mixed results for women's tennis team
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Head football coach Joe Kimball previews the MercyhurstEdinboro matchup at a pre-game news conference Thursday.
local hospitals open on home football Saturdays. Looks like the Scots didn't count on yet another Emmyaward performance from Mercyhurst quarterback Matt Kissell. All the fifth-year senior i did was throw four touchdown strikes and further identify himself as perhaps the greatest signal-caller in the short history of Laker football. It's no surprise Laker fans are starting to trust Kissell's heroic ability as much as, say John Wayne's. Besides the stellar play of Kissell and Pal mer, just how did Mercyhurst stun the Fighting Scots and their fans (who expected an easy *Boro victory)? Give credit to the Lakers' strength and conditioning. By the fourth quarter of Saturday's ^j game, Edinboro looked like they were ready for a nap while Mercyhurst looked like they were just waking up. Credit's | also due to offensive coordinator Brent Holsclaw for some creative play-calling in mustconvert situations for the Lakers. There was another advantage for Mercyhurst on Saturday, s though, something you couldn't find on the field. A majority of* the 3,500 on hand at Tullio Field for the game screamed their lungs out (and in some cases, streaked shirtless) for the blue and green for FOUR ENTIRE QUARTERS. No more of this 1 et* s-show -up-and-leave-athalftime baloney. Fan support for the Lakers was definitely not a problem Saturday. Now that fans know what a home-field advantage they can create during football season, maybe it will J happen this winter at basketball and hockey games. But... that's another article. For now, all but 100 people are savoring the Lakers' victory over Edinboro, a traditional football powerhouse. Those 100? You guessed it, the Mercyhurst Lakers. They're busy getting ready for Saturday's homecoming game against the University of Indianapolis. The Greyhounds are another D-II power who enter Tullio Field undefeated this year. Let's hope Kissell, Palmer and the Lakers are preparing more of that tasty upset special.

In three conference matches at the Westwood Racquet Club last weekend, the Lady Lakers tennis team finished 1-2 to bring their record this season to 2-6 (1-4 conference play). Mercyhurst downed Flndlay 6-3 Friday night behind four singles victories and two doubles wins. Senior and top-seed Amy Smoulder led the Lady Lakers with easy singles and doubles victories. Smoulder's heroics would not be good enough Saturday or Sunday as Mercyhurst fell to both Hillsdale 6-3 and Wayne State 8-1, respectively. This weekend the team treks to Michigan's upper peninsula for matches against Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, and Lake Superior State Universities.

Women's v-ball opens conference play
After posting a 5-4 ledger in independent action, the women's volleyball team finally saw their first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLI AC) opponent last Saturday at Ashland University. The Lady Lakers fell 3-2 to the Eagles Saturday before suffering a 3-0 setback to Findlay on the road Sunday. The 5-6 Lady Lakers return to action Wednesday night at home against GLI AC rival Westminster.

Fieldfhockey team rides three-game high
After two early-season setbacks, the Mercyhurst field hockey team won their third straight match of the 1999 season Sunday with a 1-0 overtime win against visiting Nazareth College. Freshman forward Jeanna Hartmann scored her first goal of the season with five minutes to play in the first overtime to end the game at Tullio Field. The Lakers outshot Nazareth 15-5, including a pivotal 3-0 advantage in extra time. Junior netminder Lindsay Christopher recorded the shutout in goal for the 3-2 Lakers. Mercyhurst hosts IUP Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Tullio Field.

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The best seat in the house
Overtime
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soon return the nationally-ranked soccer teams to campus. The Ice Center underwent renovations last year and will now see more activity than ever. On the field, I look up and down rosters, schedules, team outlooks, and don't see one sport where the Lakers can't be f competitive. The football team is coming off a major upset of Edinboro University and is proving they can play with the bi g boys of Division II. A winning season won't surprise me —heck, Matt Kissel 1 having a 1,000 yard passing game won't surprise me. After finishing third in the nation last fall, the men's soccer team returns the meat and potatoes of its team and should * make the playoffs again; they' 1 1 have to overcome a slow start, but they did last year, too. The women's team, behind Theresa Roach, looks stronger than ever and might give coach John Melody yet another post-season berth. ;•; The men's and women's basketball teams both had slow and injury-riddled seasons last winter, and you know coaches Karl Pogel and Jim Webb aren't about to let that happen two years in a row. Talking with a lot of players, everyone expects winning seasons for both the men and women, and these two teams look like they could hand Gannon two losses each this year. As said before, the Ice Center might as well stay open 24 hours a day with all the activity it will see. The men's varsity team opens Division I play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAQ against topquality teams, and for the first time Mercyhurst now has a Division I women's team as well. In addition, coach Bill Shannon's club hockey team should continue to fill seats when the two varsity squads aren't in action. So what does all this mean to you? There are now 22 varsity sports on ths campus, and we'll try all year long to deliver hardhitting coverage of Laker sports like you've never had. I'll use this column every week to give Lakermaniacs the view from where I see it (and, in most!? cases, it's from the best seat in the house). You'll also see expanded coverage of Laker sports, including analysis columns where we'll breakdown key wins and losses. The week's sports schedule, radio coverage, game previews and capsules from area pro sports teams are all in store.?As they say, stay tuned.

This could possibly be the singlemost exciting all-around year for Mercy hurst College sports in this school's 70-some year h i story. The number of years For starters, just walk through Mercyhurst has fielded a any Laker athletic facility and football team; only the last one word comes to mind: new. two at D-II scholarship level. The Athletic Center is getting a much-needed facelift with the addition of actual seats, not those old wooden bleachers reminisHow many more points Edinboro cent of middle school. Tullio Field sports new artificial turf scored than the Lakers in their? and stands as one of the most 1st two football meetings. The scenic football/field hockey/ 'Hurst beat Edinboro 34-20 lacrosse/intramural facilities in Saturday. the country. A new soccer field was built this summer and will

How many more yards senior RB Justin Gibson needs to break Craig Woodard's all-time rushing record.Gibson, hurt, is out for the season.

Men's, women's soccer win in shutout style
By Scott Koskoski Sports editor The stellar seasons of both the Mercyhurst men's and women's soccer teams rolled on with convincing wins by each squad in recent action. Last Saturday, while the Laker football team was busy handing Edinboro a 34-20 whooping at Tullio Field, the Lady Lakers soccer team dealt a blow to another area rival with a 2-0 shutout win over archrival Gannon. $ Ranked 18th in NCAA Division II andfourthin the Great Lakes region entering the contest, the Lady Lakers again relied on do-it-all senior Theresa Roach.*The Strongsville, Ohio native notched her fourth goal in the past three games early in the second half and added an assist a few minutes later. The Lady Lakers outshot the Golden Knights 18-3 and sophomore keeper Meghan Prey was credited with one save in net. The game was the 1999 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for each team. On Tuesday (9/21) in Saginaw, Mich., the men's soccer squad demolished GLIAC foe Saginaw Valley State University 5-0. The lopsided win came after the Lakers sat idle all last week following a Sept. 12 4-0 verdict over Alderson-Broaddus in West Virginia. The 5-2-1 Lakers now need every win to climb back into the NCAA D-II rankings. Mercyhurst fell from their 3rdranked slot after losing consecutive games in their own Hamot Tournament earlier this month. Last year, the Lakers earned a berth in the Division II Final I Four held in Spartanburg, S. C. The men's team returns to action Friday in a 3 p.m. match at Family First Sports Park against West Virginia Wesleyan. The Lady Lakers entertain conference opponent Northwood University Saturday at 2 p.m.

How many more men's sports there are at Mercyhurst than women's sports. The addition of women's ice hockey and golf brings the College to 22 sports, 11 per gender.

Buffalo Bills Cleveland ensured that they will The magic continues for quarterMich, l Thursday 9/23 not enter next Sunday's NFL back Doug Flutie. Forgetting the Men's/Women's Golf at Behrend Women's V-Ball vs. Wayne State, Pittsburgh Steelers Week 3 as the team who had not season-opening embarrassment 4 p.m. Friday 9/24 ; After a 43-0 blowout win against at Indianapolis, Flutie still looks scored any points this season/ Sunday 9/26 Women's Tennis at Lake Cleveland to open the season, the invincible following a 17-3 win Women's Tennis at North. Mich., Rookie QB Tim Couch's 39-yard Steelers continued to look like a Superior State ' bomb to Syracuse product Kevin over the Jets Sunday night Men's Soccer vs. West Virginia 10 a.m. playoff-bound group in a lastHaving Antowain Smith back in Wesleyan, 3 p.m., Family First Women's Soccer vs. Northern Johnson was the lone offensive second 23-20 road win over Michigan, 12 p.m., Family First highlight for the 0-2 Browns, Women's Volleyball vs. the lineup dosen't hurt the Bills' Baltimore, thanks to rookie Kris Men's Soccer vs. U. of Charles- who fell 26-9 to the Tennessee Hillsdale, 7 p.m. cause, either. This Week: The ton (WVa), 2 p.m., Family First Titans. This Week: The Browns Brown's game-winning field Saturday 9/25 } hapless Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) goal. This Week: Emotions Field Hockey vs. Blpomsburg, Men's Golf at South Haven, enter Ralph Wilson Stadium and travel to Baltimore to play the Mich., TBA ^ * should be riding high as the! 9 a.m. \ should leave 0-3. Yes, the£ Ravens (the former Browns). Sports on the Radio * Steelers entertain the Seattle Women's Tennis at Mich. Tech, Saturday 9/25, Football vs. Eagles will get much better, but Will this game be close on the Seahawks in the home opener at not until Donovan McNabb is 11 a.m. field? Probably not, as some Indianapolis Three Rivers Stadium. With the given the keys to the offense fof*f Football vs. U. ofIndianapolis, high school teams could prob1 p.m. "Countdown to Kickoff* crowd behind him, running back good. Prediction: Bills 35, t 1:30 p.m., Tullio Field pregame show, 1:30 p.m. kickoff ably beat the Browns. The most Jerome Bettis could "Bus" over a Women's Soccer vs. Northwood, Eagles 13. * • 88.5 and 104.9 WMCE Mercy- interesting thing might be 2 p.m., Family First * lot of defenders. hurst College Radio & watching the cameras search for Cross Country at St Vincent Prediction: Steelers 22, HurstTV (62/19B) Ravens (and former Browns) Invitational Seahawks 16. Men's Golf at South Haven,

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