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Environmentalists iprepare 'Hurst for recycling
recycling program. Students for the Protection and Appreciation of Nature (SPAN) was formed last year to fill ECCO's shoes as the college's environmentally-focused organization. Attempts were unsuccessful last year to raise the recycling issue. This year, Adams decided to tackle the problem. He would not be alone. Enter Dr. Chris Magoc, the history department s newest faculty member and avid environmentalist I n addition to teaching courses on mainstream United States history, this term Magoc is teaching a course on U.S. environmental history. Magoc had one environmentally-focused book publ ished last year, "Yellowstone: The Creation and Selling of an American Landscape," and has another book on the way. Together, Adams and Magoc have the passion for the ' environment to start down the road toward reestabl 1 shing a recycling program at Mercyhurst. I According to Adams and** Magoc, the administration has been open regarding this issue and willing to work with the two environmentalists. With a small budget already set aside for two recycling work study positions, the only thing keeping MercyFriday, Adams submitted a detailed proposal to maintenance specifying the number of bins that will be needed and where those bins should be located. The plan calls for the recycling of paper, number one and number two plastics, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. Maintenance must approve the proposal for the bins to be ordered. Once ordered^ the bins will take one week to arrive and Mercyhurst will, for the first time in years, be doing its part to soften the footprint it leaves on the earth. "It's been a little slow getting it going but that's just the nature of the beast," said Magoc. Gem t Shuffstall/Merciad photographer The philosophy behind Dave Adams prepares for the on-campus recycling program on recycling is simple. According to campus set to begin in February. JM Magoc, while Americans hurst from recycling has been a responsible for collecting the constitute about five to six lack of students willing to step percent of the world's popularecycleaWes each week. * upfothe challenge left by ~ "fit's going to work the same 4 tion, they consume about 40 percent of the planet's resources ECCO. ';. as i t did a few years ago if not and generate close to half of the Thomas Billingsley, execubetter because we have some world's waste. With the populative vice president for adminisenthusiastic students willing to tion continuously growing, every tration, said that he supported the work on this project," said person has a responsibility to program when ECCO was in Ruthan Martin of the maintelower the garbage they produce. charge and will continue to nance department. Martin has support recycling at Mercyhurst been working closely with r Magoc and Adams hope Both Adams and Magoc have Adams in recent weeks. students will have the opportubeen working closely with nity to "act locally.** Although a Talk began in the fall and the maintenance. Adams will be one effort was in full swing by the definite date has yet to be set, the of the students on work study 'roots are in place and recycling is beginning of winter term. Last on its way.
"t all goes back to the old saying," Dave Adams, junior contract major in environmental leadership and president of SPAN, said, "Think globally, act locally. * If everybody thinks locally something will get done." 1 $ College provides one with the tools to lead a full and prosperous life. In addition, the colleges and universities of our nation are sculpting future generations. In recent years, however, Mercyhurst has been lacking in its earth-friendly efforts. Thanks to the dedication of a student and faculty member, the Mercyhurst community will make strides to better what happens to i ts garbages If everything goes as planned, in February Mercyhurst will again join the ranks of colleges and universities across the country who recycle garbage and do their part to ensure a healthy environment for years to come. The last recycling program on the Mercyhurst campus was run by a student organization named ECCO. That organization has since folded and taken with it the
Traffic signal for front igates a safety factor
Anyone who has tried to turn left onto East 38th Street from the main gates of Mercyhurst knows the wait and feeling of floori ng your car to beat oncoming traffic. By the fall of 2000, this should no longer be a problem for drivers. Thomas Billingsley, executive vice president for administration, said that Mercyhurst has needed a traffic signal in front of the main gates for many years. With the college enroll^, ment at 2,500 on the main campus, the volume of daily traffic warrants a signal. Billingsley is confideni that* it will greatly improve the safety for vehicles coming into or leaving Mercyhurst at the front gates and 38th Street* During the fall term, Mercyhurst contracted with Urban Engineers of Erie, Inc. to do a traffic signal warrant £ analysis for the main gates of;
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Future site of a red light on East 38th Street in front of Mercyhurst's front gates. enough volume of traffic for the college based on traffic data Mercyhurst to further engage provided by the City of Erie. The completed traffic study of Urban Engineers to design traffic signalization for the intersection vehicles accessing or egressing the main gates of Mercyhurst and of the Mercyhurst main gate driveway. East 38th Street demonstrated
% According to Dr. William P. Garvey, president of the college, the first check requisition was signed in early January to start the project. "If s a safety factor. Increased traffic in and out of the front gates creates the need." There are three tasks Urban Engineers will complete to install a traffic light near the front gates. Task one is called Intersection Base Plan preparation. Urban will conduct field surveys and prepare the base plan of existing conditions at the intersection. J Task two will be the design of a traffic signal layout. Urban Engineers will design the preliminary layout of the signalization equipment. According to Billingsley, task three will be construction of the traffic signal. If all goes well, this project will take six to eight months to complete and will eventually cost the college I between $55,000 and $75,000.
Tuesday morning, a smoke alarm alerted the Police and Safety communications center to a potential situation in the . ^ Hammermill Library elevator on the third floor. According to Kenneth Sidun, chief of police, the local fire department was called. Upon investigation, the detection was found to be a false alarm. Sidun said that Mercyhurst must take all possible fire emergencies seriously; the tragedy recently at Seton Hall University just drove home the importance all the more. Neither fire nor smoke was detected in the library.
False alarm in library!
JANUARY 26, 2000
CAMPUS NEWS I
Career Services^xpanding services for students Dinner to raise m o n e y for Ion-campus coffeehouse
Gonnam that if they made an effort to raise $20,000, which is half the estimated cost of the In an effort to raise the $20,000 coffeehouse, he would match needed for the establishment of a their efforts, Maffei said. coffeehouse on campus, a dinner HRIM faculty members is being held in Egan Dining Daryl Georger and John Wolper Hall Saturday, Feb. 5. The cost have assisted the students in* for the dinner is a $50 per plate, their endeavor by offering with all proceeds benefiting the guidance and support Maffei coffeehouse. said they are also trying to work According to Christina with Sodexho-Marriott to make Maffei, one of three Mercyhurst this project more feasible. students who initiated the "We need student support to coffeehouse project, the dinner show Dr. Garvey this is really is thefirstmajor effort to raise wanted on campus," said Maffei the needed funds. She is also looking, for more Maffei said she, along with support from faculty. Valerie Bauer and Susan Maffei said that a permanent Oonnam, have been working on building facility has not yet been a proposal for a coffeehouse on decided on, but some of the campus since November 1998. preliminary options include the Last spring, the three students library, HRIM computer lab, or presented the completed faculty dining room. Besides proposal to college President Dr. offering a nice atmosphere for William Oarvey and a board of both students and faculty to college administrators. enjoy, Maffei said the coffeeIn response to the proposal, house might also provide more Garvey told Maffei, Bauer and work-study jobs on campus/ By Sara Seidle Merciad writer
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From L to R: Sue Mack, Monica Moore, Darrilyn Canterna, Shaun Qayer, Megan Krapf, Jeanne Dills. I %
ester and Buffalo. positions where they can make decisions, we want them to think * "Up to this point, the results have been small, but in a short about Mercyhurst CollegeT time we've seen the benefits," Job searching and networking are students," Bob Hvczda, director Hvezda said. "We hope to be of career services, said. a huge part of the employment able to take this to the next Career Services encourages ; process for graduating seniors * the teams to participate in career/ level." : U and underclassmen looking for Hvezda said that the recepjob fairs, on-campus recruiting, internships. Career Services has tions, similar to the one held last co-op and internship placement, begun a new program to aid Friday, bring alumni to campus, full-time, part-time and summer students in these ventures,' provide a relaxed atmosphere for job recruiting, mentoring and The Al umni Leadership them to mingle with faculty and hosting or attending seminars $ Teams are an effort for Career staff from Career Services, and and workshops. Services to get alumni back on hear students speak about their campus, make them aware of According to Hvezda, the successes at Mercyhurst. I what Mercyhurst students are program was started in the •'We want alumni to leave doing, encourage them to recruit summer of 1998. Since then, a (the receptions) with a positive team has been started in both students and act as ambassadors attitude,*' Hvezda said. 'These Erie and Pi ttsburgh. Career for Mercyh urst and Career teams are an opportunity for Services hopes to start them » Services. * alumni to give something back to eventually in Cleveland, Roch"As alumni get promoted to Mercyhurst" By Carrie Tappe Editor-in-Chief*
Or do you r This is the question Mercyhurst students will be asked Thursday, Jan. 27, when marketing representatives from USA Today and tne Times Publishing Co. come off campus to ask students about their newspaper readership habits. I A brief Questionnaire will be given out at the lunch hour in the Egan Dining Hall as part of the pilot test
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Coffeehouse: Candlemaking, 9 to 11 p.m. in the Laker Inn. Thursday 1/27/00 1 Coffeehouse committee meeting, 4:30 p.m. in the SAC office Weekends committee meeting, 8 p.m. in the SAC office, Friday 1/28/00 j \ \ Trip to Peak-N-Peek. Meet in Student Union at 6 p.m. Sign up at the front desk. Tuesday 2/1/00 [ SAC general meeting at 8:30 p.m. in government chambers. H Movie: "Mulan, 9 p.m. in the Great Room.
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Coffeehouse: Karoake, 9 to 11 p.m. in the Laker Inn.
Lecture series: cross-country trip
By Carrie Tappe Editor-in-Chief
Student! art displayed
students. A lot of the projects show the influence of famous artists such as Jackson Pollack. Currently on display in the I Dr. Richard Hamwi, assistant education department's gallery professor of art, said, "It has on the third floor of Old Main is often been said that children are an exhibit hosted by the art born as natural artists, and a education majors. The display show like this conveys that... not features the work of the classes only does this show highlight of four student teachers from fall talent in Erie's public school s, i t term. A wide variety of work is also shows off the quality of the shown, representing different student teachers and the art ages and skill levels. education department as a The goals of the student whole." ? i teachers—not only to make good This exhibit is an opportunity artists, but to foster a love and to see the talents of some local appreciation for the subject—can students, as well as fellow be seen in the work of the classmates and professors. By Rebecca Maxon Merciad writer
leads Saperston to Mercyhurst
Setting out in a 1971 vol kswagon with his golden retriever, Jack, Eric Saperston began a five-year journey funded by selling "sexy kind** of grilled cheese sandwhiches for $1 each. Three rebuilt engines later, one bus fire, three new traveling companions, 176 i nterviews, 380 hours of footage, a national speaking tour, a book and a feature documentary with Disney Studios, Saperston is no longer taking a 4 journey, it is taking him. ; Saperston will be stopping at Mercyhurst Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Taylor Little < Theatre. The focus of Saperston's travels is to bridge the gap between those who want to learn and those who want to teach. During Saperston* s journey, array of our? nation*s most insightful leaders, including astronaut Kathy Thornton, former President Jimmy Carter, lead singer of The Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia and
Eric Saperston brings advertures of cross country trip to Mercyhurst for the MSG Lecture Series, Feb. 2. the former director of the FBI, universities around the world. Bill Sessions. The focus of his The Journey was ignited by interviews were to open a an old Chinese proverb, 'To dialogue with successful people know the road ahead, ask those and learn their common traits, coming back.*' motivating factors and strategies Saperston* s lecture, The which have proven to be the Journey," is sponsored by the cornerstone of their achieveMercyhurst Student Government ments. Saperston hopes to bring Lecture Series. There is no their stories, wisdom and charge. philosophies to colleges and
Highly-acclaimed filntfin PAC
The Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center will present the highly acclaimed Chinese film "King of Masks" tonight* (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. Directed by Wu Tianming, this awardwinning film tells a heartgripping story of a traveling magician who adopts a boy only to find out that the child is a girl. The film is set in 1930s Sichuan; an evocative setting combined with theatrical flamboyance, all united in a society in which appearance is paramount, and the individual is minimal. Mercyhurst students are admitted for free with their student ID, as are president card holders. All other tickets are $3 I and are available at the door.
Taylor Little Theatre hosts Celtic rock band, Ceili Rain, Thursday \ "Magnolia/1 we need each other The hill is going to rock Thursday, Jan. 27, as Mercyhurst presents Ceili Rain, the amazing Celtic funk band that combines the pomp of the bagpipes and the inspiration of the fiddle with the sheer exhilaration of electric guitars. The concert will be held in the Mercyhurst College Taylor Little Theatre at 8 p.m. From Gaelic roots, the word "Ceili" (pronounced KAY-lee) is translated to mean ^a party with music and dancing.** The Nashville-based, seven-piece band has become the nation's premier Celtic rock band since its creation in 1995, and is lead by singer/songwriter Bob Halligan Jr, who has composed music for such famous singers as Michael Bolton, Cher, KISS, Judas Priest, and Kathy Mathea. He also creates the music that is Ceili Rain; an infusion of rhythm that is purely Irish, with the popular lyric themes of rock, pop
Hall, William H. Macy, Tom Cruise, who won the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe, John C. Reilly and Jason Brandon Boylan Robards. Each character's development was identifiable "Magnolia" is a film that expresses how fundamentally we and clear. P.T. Anderson need each other. It looks closely (director) was able to give each one of his characters equal at the inner-workings of people, dimension without losing our and gives reason to why we act as we do, both as a society and as attention for three and a half hours. individuals. It does not give a The themes that ride through justification; it merely shows the movie are also a tie that how we end up as we are. It bonds between the characters, examines the support that we need to give other people, as well including the song "Save Me," as the support that we need to be the magnolias, and the story of File Photo the Plague of Frogs. given by our loved ones. Ceili Rain will perform Thursday in the Taylor Little Theatre Alongside otherfilmslike Overall, I think the film Sent," a song Halligan composed makes you look at your 1 i fe and "Girl, Interrupted." "American and folk music. Beauty," "The Sixth Sense" and see it as others do. Its theme is with his wife, and "Long Black Most evident in the band's "Man on the Moon," this movie one of its greatest virtue. The Cadillac,** a rocking number repetoire is a distinct versatility, exasperates the human soul and acting was superb. Top-notch from Halligan* s days of Judas with songs such as "Peace has |performances by the cast, include all of its necessities, complicaBroken Out," a hymn about the Priest •. tions and hardships. I gave it a 10 war in Northern Ireland, as well This event is free for students Philip Seymour Hoffman, out of 10. Julianne Moore, Philip Baker as That's All the Lumber You with student ID.
Just the Ticket
JANUARY 26, 2000
THE GOOD ...
•Whether you have class at 8 a.m. or noon, students and faculty have been able to trudge around campus without much hassle caused by the recent snow falls. The maintenance department has been onthe-ball with plowing sidewalks and roads on campus and spreading salt to the needed ice patches. j •According to Tom Billingsley, executive vice president for administration, a security video camera has been ordered for behind the Mercy Apartments. Residents showed a strong desire for the camera after a spree of vandalism in November. }•
• I have personally never had a problem finding materials when doing research. Accessibility can always be increased through the acquisition of more materials, but I find the library very resourceful." —Jared Oakes, Senior 'This is my first time at the I i brary and unfortunately the online catalogs are down. This makes me think the library is inefficient and the accessibility is bad. There should be a more accessible back-up index or search engine for this problem.'* —Lauren Mirabel la, First Year Graduate Student "It depends on what kind of information you are looking for. It's easy if you know how to efficiently use and locate the information on the computers. If you have not yet used the system, it is hard to take advantage of all the resources that are available to us.*' —Liz Perelli, Freshman "Yes, it is efficient, but not accessible. Books and magazines are always out of sequence or the school can locate them but they are in another library. By the time they send it, it is too late. I feel if we are paying for our education we could have a larger selection." — Brian Colaizzi, Sophomore It depends on the type of research. Many books seem to be outdated and the Internet is often 'down' making it difficult to find current information." — Mandy Fies, Junior
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No. We need a more efficient Internet system. In addition, many of the books we have are outdated. When a teacher tells us not to use a source older than five years, it can be difficult to do considering our lousy selection. Frequently I am forced to go to Gannon." — Zubin Byramjee, Senior 'The onl y problems I have come across are when the Internet is not functioning correctly. Other than that, I have had no problems." ^ | ! — M. Rowe, Senior "Yes, although I am not sure how to find journals. They are | difficult to search." I —Megan Cvltkovic, Freshman
Do you think Hammermill Library is efficient and accessible for doing research? What types of problems have you encountered?
THE ( B A D . . | ;
Mercyhurst Student Government has had a variety of class representative positions open over the past couple months. There is currently a position open for a junior class representative. Students are willing to gripe openly about things in Mercy world, yet students aren't taking responsibility for bringing about change. To join MSO and take action for these concerns, contact Tracy Fisher at Ext. 2737.
•The recent snow has left a lot to be desired for car owners. While parking in general seems to be a nightmare for students, it is only going to get worse as the snow continues to pile up. If we all exercise a little patience, the snow will soon melt. •Many faculty have commented on the homely atmosphere of the faculty dining room. The faculty dining room is used for both daily meals and small receptions. As freshmen, many students wondered what happened behind that closed door. Perhaps the door is always closed to hide the less-than-desirable look of the faculty dining room.
NO CLASSES CANCELLED ... Apathy on campus: real or imagined?
For all those students praying for classes to be cancelled on these bl ustery winter days, you need to get out of bed and face the cold. According to Dr. Garvey, in his time as president of Mercyhurst, classes have only been cancelled once. Garvey said that there are too many resident students and the college is philosophically against closing due to inclement weather.
It is often said that Mercyhurst College is plagued with apathetic students. Many student leaders can attest to this statement. As a result of many hours spent by the maintenance department Activities and trips they plan last week, the hallways in the basement of Preston Hall received a suffer from low attendance. Not face lift with new lighting. You can now find your way to and from once in my two years with The the Preston mail room without squinting to see through the dark. Merciad has the paper had a healthy staff of writers. Certainly though, Mercyhurst is not a school of bums who have no Anyone who attended the Winter Millennium Ball and did not desire to do anything other than receive a Millennium glass can get their glass in the Student Activisit at home. While apathy does, ties Office Wednesday between 2 and 4 p.m. inevitably exist, it is not as bad as it seems. What then accounts for the lack of student involveAnyone who would like to get in touch with The Merciad staff can ment in extra curricular activido so by E-mail at: <email@example.com>. Story ideas, letters ties. to the editor or general inquiries can be sent to this address. We For starters, Mercyhurst appreciate your feedback, and the efforts of the computer center to operates on a three-term schedget The Merciad online. ule. Students here don't go for more than a week or two at any point in the term without having a test to prepare for or a paper to write. Not that students at What semester schools have it easy, Super Bowl broadcast? but the term system seems to add Please return answers by Tuesday, Feb. 1, to The Merciad, Box 485 a sense of urgency to the daily or write to us at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> I life of a college student. As all
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students at Mercyhurst know, there is no time to put something off in a term that is only 10 weeks long. Just to mentally process the course materia] alone takes every bit of that 10 weeks. Mercyhurst is a relatively small college. Large universities can afford to have a large percent of their population uninvolved in school events without making the student body look apathetic. We have a number of clubs and activities on campus. If only 30 percent of our student body participates, each one of those clubs and activities is going to receive low attendance. If 30 percent of a large university's student body are involved in the school's clubs and activities it will give the appearance of an active student body. Finally, the character of Mercyhurst's student body contributes to the perception of apathy on campus. A large number of students are athletes. For them, their sport is their extracurricular activity. Kudos to those many student athletes who find time for school, athletics, clubs and activities. For many, however, classes and multiple practices each day are plenty to
keep them busy The half of the student body that aren't student athletes are a very eclectic bunch. With programs like R/IAP, archaeology, HRIM, dance and others, you are going to have a student body that mirrors those very disparate fields. At Mercyhurst, you are what you study. Students here are likely to interact only with those students in their major. There are exceptions to this rule and many students do cross these boundaries, however, the boundaries still exist. The result is that school events and cl ubs that are designed to appeal to a general college audience get poor attendance. | The point is that Mercyhurst is less conducive to high student involvement in clubs and activities when compared to i other schools, but that doesn't mean that it is a bad place and it doesn' t mean that the students don't care about anything. While apathy, by all means, does exist on campus, it is not as bad as it seems. Those student leaders, however, who week after week, work to make ours a lively campus, deserve a round of applause.
JANUARY 26. 2000
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The greatest teacher is the) the young and old as much as it many different aspects of what I past. How that phrase has ¥ By Carrie Tappe use to? consider human need to be, but I dominated our culture; yet we Of course in context to our Editor-in-Chief believe that there is a strong When issues of safety are raised on college campuses, many people do still struggle to believe it or professions, we can ask the word correlation among these key not ask about smoke alarms and sprinkler systems. In light of the recent better yet act on it The word why in many different ways. terms. fire at Seton Hall University that killed three freshmen students and left retrospect, contemplation of the Volunteering, going to a lecture My main initiative in this six critically burned and more than 50 injured, questions of fire safety past, and the word inquisitive, or debate or just reflecting a little document is to urge everyone, need to be asked. asking many questions, together longer on an experience one young and old, to continue Mercyhurst is no stranger to the potential threat offiresin dorms. form something I consider to be might have are a few of the questioning themselves and the Last spring, freshmen residing in Egan Hall were lucky not to be injured the word care. ways* How does this effect me or environment in which they live. I in a fire that caused thousands of dollars of damage to the building. In Like most young children better yet how does it influence am feeling just a few morsels of 1996, a small fire on the thirdfloorof Baldwin Hall sent residents into there is a stage where it is, others around me? Is there this questioning initiative, but a the cold night air while the fire was contained. The bottom line"mommy, daddy, why is the sky something I can do to help? better understanding of myself buildings can be replaced. Lives cannot and this world I believe are on To many problems there are Are college housing fires really a threat? In 1996, six students were blue?" The reverberation of the no solutions or answers, but that j the way. What does the title of killed in a college fire in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1994, four students were word why was coming from this article actually inflict on my killed in Bloomsburg, Ra, by a fire in a fraternity house. In 1990, three every angle. There is no escaping is not a reason not to care. The life? Mm mm ... You've got it f were killed by the same means in Berkeley, Calif. On average, there are this word. Children feel more word why, apathy and care all 1,700fireseach year in dorms or fraternity houses in the United States. open to explore the unknown. I come together to help strengthen going on now, my friend. All Since 1980, approximately 17 students died and 70-80 are injured in am asking why the word WHY the life goal of self-fulfillment I wishes are extended on this campus fires every year. does not penetrate more lives of do realize that I have touched on rocky but fulfilling journey. According to law, every building must meet standards set in the year -Tim McNichol the building was built When Baldwin, McAuley and Egan were built, there were no regulations on sprinkler systems. Although stricter regulations are in place today in 2000, the building must only meet the By Ed Canty 1970 standards. How does this make any sense morally? " Winter Wonderland" ™ According to Dr. Garvey, president of Mercyhurst, the buildings are » ACROSS • 1 0 n 12 113 2 3 - 4 1 3 t 6 7 9 well-equipped for fire emergencies without the sprinkler systems, as a I 1 Chicago players result of the new security and fire alarm system installed in December. 14 13 116 5 Bike part : Mercyhurst's tallest housing building is only three floors, which adds to 10 Sovereign 17 11 19 14 Lotion Ingredient students' safety and ability to exit the building in case of an emergency. 2 1 20 16 Lessen ' I1 Garvey said that knowing there is a problem and getting help on the way P* 16 way (never) 23 [24 23 is half the battle, and Mercyhurst is prepared for that. 17 Not eastern, e.g. 26 27 21 [29 30 21 32 As a result of a report done by Rodger Gregorich, dean of public 19 Blow the horn 20 Unsklled actor safety, two years ago, drastic improvements have been made in Old^ 33 33 I** 21 Pub offering v jj Main to repairfirealarms and detectors, but a sprinkler system was not 36 S7 r* 22 Hocks instal I ed. > 39 40 41 23 Asian nation [42 With the new system, any intrusion or fire alarms sound at the central 24 Pierre's wampum 43 44 fis communications center in the lower level of McAuley. The third party 26 Balance sheet Items 46 47 29 Buzzards and Oyster 3» was eliminated, allowing for a faster, more efficient, response time. 30 Statute < 4 9 | 50 51 32 33 34 Installing a sprinkler system in the Mercyhurst's buildings is very' 33 Talking blrds:Var. expensive and very difficult to retrofit Expensive? Yes, but how do you 33 34 37 31 34 Bakery offerings put a price on life? 1 35I.M._, architect t 60 39 61 36 British School r The issue of fire safety and meeting regulations shouldn* t be a legal 63 1 37 Vein deposits issue, but more a moral issue. The system can't be installed without the 38 Canned meat J funding to do so, but perhaps the next renovation project on campus 30 Recent 4 Mend 40 Winter foot wear should be updating the standards of buildings to those of today. It is an 40 Catch of the day 6 Picnic areas 41 Bee follower expensive undertaking, but try explaining that to a parent who just losu 42 Reagan's AG 6 Some piano keyi 42 Virtuous 43 Ml. decoration their son or daughter in afirewhere there was no sprinkler system. 7 Pub missile 45 Famous CaJIf. beach
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The Writing Center held an open house Jan. 19 to inform the Mercy hurst community about the center and how it can help students. ? • ? Since the beginning of fall, the Writing Center has had 176 clients in the center and with those students, the center has conducted 324 consultations.! The Writing Center offers half-hour, one-on-one consultations. Students can go to the Writing Center with a piece of writing, whether it is for class, a job application or other form of writing, and meet with one of the tutors to discuss the strengths,
W r i t i n g C e n t e r h o l d s o p e n h o u s e , offers services to all students
weaknesses and possible changeJ for the piece. Writing consultants are not professional proofreaders, nor are they editors. Many students believe that by going the center for a consultation, they will receive an automatic "A" on their papers. Proofreading and editing are the responsibility of the writer, not the consultant Writing consultants are expected to help engage students in conversation about their individual writing process. They make suggestions and guide students through their work. Tutors aim to teach students the techniques necessary to eval uate their own writing. According to Marcia Farrell, director of the Writing Center, the biggest misconception by % students and other members of § the Mercy hurst community is r that we are a "fix-it shop, and that we know all there is to know about writing." * The center's mission is to be a place of learning, where both tutor and client are able to grow as wri ters and readers. Many students, instructors and staff members believe that the Writing Center is there for students with marginal writing abilities. 'This is simply not true," Farrell said. "Since the beginning of the year we have worked very hard to open ourselves to working with the papers that are eloquent, fluent n and above average. Besides consultations on writing, the staff has expanded consultations to include oral presentations. J The Writing Center newsletter contains information that writing consultants believe is valuable to the Mercyhurst community. The staff is holding a contest to name the newsletter. Submissions are due at the end of the month. If you would like to receive an issue of the newsletter, please stop by the Writing Center or call Ext 2303. \
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[CAFETERIA MENU Thursday, Jan. 27 • Lunch 3cef Vegetable Soup. Open Face Meatloaf Sandwich, Baked Turkey & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli Spears, Escalloped Apples, Ham & Swiss Sandwich, Pizzaburger • Dinner I Stuffed Shells,.Honey Glazed Pork Roast, Au Gratin Potatoes, French Fried Okra, Sauteed Fresh Vegetables, Chicken Patty Friday, Jan. 28
Steaks, Au Gratin Potatoes, Cheeseburger, French Fries • Lunch Vegetable Trio, Steamed Corn, • Dinner *: Clam Chowder, Chili Fritos, Mac Pasta Bar Sirloin Steak, Breaded Shrimp, & Cheese, Baby Carrots, Steamed Fetucini Carbonara, Baked Potato, Monday, Jan. 31 I^as, Fish Sandwich, French Fries Corn Cobettes, Burger Bar, Steak • Lunch • Dinner Ham & Potato Soup, Chicken Pot Fries, Chicken Patty Stuffed Chicken, Garlic Pasta, Pie, Vegetarian Pasta, Spinach, Sunday, Jan. 30 Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Sliced Carrots with Honey, Jumbc • Brunch Steamed Corn, Fresh Broccoli, Hot Dogs, Baked Potato, French Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Sloppy Joe Seasoned Potatoes, French Toast Fries Saturday, Jan. 28 • Dinner § Sticks, Cheese Ravioli, Grilled • Lunch Sliced Roast Beef, Rigatoni with Ham & Swiss, French Fries Turkey Tetrazzini, Broccoli Italian Sausage, Mashed Potatoes • Dinner ~ Fetucini, Sliced Carrots, Fresh & Gravy, Petite Whole Green Grilled Ham Steaks, Salisbury Cauliflower, Bean Burrito, J
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and Evolution of Iroquoisian Ossuary Interments," grew out of Undergraduates preparing for a research that he began in 1998. career in the sciences know too MAI had been called to excavate well the many years of graduate human remains at the Orton work, credential building and gravel quarry in North East, Pa., research it takes to be an where bones had been discovered established scientist in any field. in the quarry and in several Given the road they follow, it gravel driveways. The excavated would be easy to feel helpless material was brought back to and invisible. These are feelings, Mercyhurst for analysis. however, that senior anthropolWhen Mercyhurst's archaeogy/archaeology major Jason ologists wrote a report on the Espino refuses to accept. human remains from the site, Earlier this year, Espino had a Espino was asked to contribute paper accepted by the Society for by researching burial practices in American Archaeology's (SAA) similar sites and compare them 65th national meeting to be held to Orton. I April 5-9, in Philadelphia, Pa. Espino studied the unique Espino is the first Mercyhurst burial practice of the Iroquois Archaeological Institute (MAI) tribe that once occupied the site. student to ever have a paper Each time the tribe would move accepted at a SAA's national its camp, every 10-12 years, they meeting. would bury all their dead in a| He is one of only a handful of mass grave. Prior to the burial, a undergraduates who will present large celebration known as the work alongside internationally "Feast of the Dead," would be renowned scientists at the United held. Espino's research involved States' premier forum for the tracing this burial practice from presentation of Archaeological its first implementation through research. Every year, scientists ^ the time encompassed by the from the nation's colleges, Orton site. He also looked at how universities and non-academic this practice varied through time, and attempted to determine the agencies who do archaeological causes for that variation. work gathering to contribute One of the main avenues their findings. This year, a archaeologists took to gain Mercyhurst undergrad will be in information about the ossuaries their midst
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Jason Espino will represent MAI (burials) they excavated was what archaeologists call ethnographic comparison. Archaeologists would compare the data from their sites to the written records of burial practices observed by Jesuit Missionaries in the 1600s. Because the archaeological sites represent communities much older than those observed by the Missionar-
this spring in Philadelphia. ies, Espino warns against this method. "I don't feel that it is a good method because the practice extends for 1,000 years and has changed throughtime,"he said. Encouraging Espino to j submit his paper was Dr. Mary Ann Owoc, associate professor of anthropology and archaeol-
ogy. Owoc teaches a class Espino took last year that deals specifically with funerary practices in archaeological contexts. "He's taken classroom knowledge, he's taken practical knowledge, he's taken research in this department, put them all together and produced this academic paper... and hopefully it will set a trend for our other undergraduates," said Owoc. Espino recognizes the support of the anthropology department and others in helping him in this project 'This accomplishment would have been hard to achieve without the support of the faculty and staff of the anthroplogy department as well as that provided be student Michelle Pcsolyar," he explained. "I think that as undergraduates learn, they should always consider themselves as part of a wider community of learners and knowledge producers," continued Owoc who expresses the anthropology department's interest in seeing undergraduates become actively involved in research. Espino has heeded that call. When he graduates this spring, with one national conference under his belt, Espino hopes to attend graduate school to study Latin American archaeoloev.
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One of the worries that Magoc addresses is the American/Western belief regarding the preservations of land. According Two Mercyhurst community ] to this outlook, we can set aside mem bers were among regional places like Yellowstone, authors who participated in a Yosemite and the Grand book signing Saturday, Jan. 22, Canyon, and in our minds we at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. think they stay sacred forever, Dr. Chris Magoc, assistant no one can touch them and they professor of history, and Don stay perfectly virgin wilderness. McQuaid, editor of Monday Magoc feels this is not true, and Morning, both presented stories that the false belief keeps us that were originally inspired from doing othei things in our years ago. everyday life such as recycling Magoc's book, "Yellowstone: and taking care of our own the Creation and Sell i ng of an special places in our own Gerrit Shutfstall/Merclad photographer American Landscape," covers neighborhoods. Monday Morning editor Don McQuaid and assistant professor of several different aspects of Magoc also examines the history Dr Chris Magoc stand with their newly released books Yellowstone Park. He includes massive clear cutting outside the Saturday Jan. 22 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Erie. the story of the Park's first 30 park, which has ramifications on years of existence, and how it the ecology inside the park. how the features in Yellowstone a master's thesis, and then to a was first explored. He also According to Magoc, Western have come to be "American500 page doctoral dissertation culture tends to draw lines on examines the role of the railroad ized," how the landscape was that was trimmed down to form in instigating the formation of made a more hospitable, friendly the map and protect the land thefinalcopy of his book, r inside while exploiting the areas the park in 1872. and inviting environment than Magoc's book also lays out J outside of the boundaries. The His interest in Yellowstone the raw forms that were discovhistory of major events which park is now looking at the L began 11 years ago in 1989, ered. Magoc explained this as a chronicle the poaching of bigger picture. Ecosystems do when Yellowstone burned 30 'touristic transformation of an Yellowstone's animals, like the exist beyond park boundaries. percent ol its land cover in order environmental place that we are McOuaid's book, entitled buffalo. ] . . . . more familiar with." to facilitate more forest growth. A icn included in the book is His project went from a paper, to By Jen Harwell News Editor "Grimsby" was inspired by the 1993 sightings of a monster in Lake En e. McQuaid wanted to write a story that would teach kids about the Great Lakes. The main character is a sea serpent named Grimsby who travels from lake to lake. Even though there were no other sightings of a monster in the other Great Lakes, it allows children to learn about the lakes. McQuaid admits that he never expected to write a children's story. He felt that with this story idea he could have written a science fiction novel aimed j* toward adults, but decided it would be more fun to write a children's story about the Lake Erie monster. Since publication, McQuaid* s book has been very well received. It's factual information allows several different school districts to include it in their curriculum. Currently it is being used in three school districts in Pennsylvania, one in Ohio and one in Massachusetts.
T h e f e w f a n s at this recent L a k e r m e n ' s T i o c k e y g a m e look lonely. H o c k e y is just o n e sport at Mercyhurst suffering from poor attendance a n d fan support.
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i By Scott Koskoski I 3 Sports Editor i||&* >J5 | It is blessed with one of the |area's most comfortable basketball facilities, stocked with some 3of the East Coast'sfinestNCAA KD-II players. $ ig 15 ? aR It is blessed with one of the nation* s most intimate hockey arenas* complete with some of the world's best and brightest college hockey talents... in each gender. I B W £*. £ § | More importantly, it is B j blessed with all of these things L on campus, within a stone's I throw of resident students. $ } • So, at Mercyhurst College, where is the fan support? am* I As a new century at Mercy- 3 hurst begins, the single most 0 troubling issue with Laker sports is the lack of fans at athletic M L events. Not the heartbreaking H losses to Gannon j s hoops teams. Not the lack of a national gB fi championship for the oh-so-close soccer programs. Notthe void at quarterback left by Matt Kissell's graduation. It is the fans ...8 I rather, the lack of fans that will j set the tone for the future of ^ S | Mercyhurst athletics. Ojg* gg On page four of this week'sgs Merciad, features editor Dave H Hermaneau gives several reasons for the general apathy that | 1 plagues the campus. This articled
deals only with Laker sports and ! fans and why those fans aren't at Laker sports. The issue has stuck to the campus like a bad cold that just won't go away. Everybody who's anybody at Mercyhurst will give you their own take on why attendance is lagging at athletic events, and, honestly, all of those people are probably partiallyright.It's impossible to pin down the problem to one specific cause, which include: -So many things to do on campus. Mercyhurst offers dozens of majors, each with their own special academic events and activities, often required. -So much studying to do. Being on a three-term calendar, it's hard for even the athletes to ^ balance school work and games, so how can the rest of the student body? ; •, BE -No knowledge of sporting events. Some students would come to Laker athletic events if they only knew about them. This one's a little hard to believe, since flyers promoting upcoming games litter the campus, Mercyhurst has an Internet site with complete sports schedules, and given our intimate campus, everybody's bound to live, work or have class with athletes. The fan issue hit home at the annual Mercyhurst/Gannon basketball games at die* Hammermi 1 Center downtown 1 last Monday. Gannon students poured into the 'Mill to watch the Golden Knights sweep the doubleheader, and the noise they created in the game's crucial minutes no doubt intimidated the young 'Hurst squads. . Of course, Gannon is considered a one-sport school, where basketball dominates everything, even during fall and spring seasons. The 400-500 Mercyhurst students who rode downtown for the games were treated I to great basketball in a great atmosphere, and their noise was also heard. Why can't we create that kind of atmosphere in the MAC? I magi ne us, turning the tables on a frustrated Gannon team when the Lakers seek revenge on the Knights February 14 at the MAC. Until then, tomorrow night (1/27) and Saturday afternoon (1/29) are great crowd-practice chances, with doubleheaders at the MAC both days. Who knows? The brand-new seatbacks installed at the MAC might actually get some use.
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JANUARY 26, 2000
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G o l d captures citywide battle s t i l l h a v e M e r c y h u r s t ' s en Knights; Gannon
By Scott Koskoski Sports Editor Call it mastery, dominance or just plain luck. Any way you describe it, it doesn't please the Mercyhurst men's basketball team. T he Lakers battled city archrival Gannon University for 38 1/2 minutes last Monday at' downtown Erie's Hammermill Center before their youth and cold shooting caught up with them, and the Golden Knights won their seventh straight over Mercyhurst with a dramatic 6260 victory. Despite leading for most of the night, including by multiple double-digit advantages in the first half, the Lakers fell apart down the stretch and literally gave the game away to the Knights. 4 Still in the giving spirit, Mercyhurst returned to the Athletic Center just three days later (last Thursday night) and surrendered a tough 81-76 loss to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) power Ashland University in a game where the Lakers had chances to put things away. Mercyhurst (7-9,2-7 GLIAC) has now lost eight games this season by eight points or less, including four games by four points or less. Every season has a theme, and head coach Karl Fogel's Lakers might have discovered their 1999-00 campaign on Dec. 4 at Lake Superior State. In that game, Mercyhurst led virtually all game until a Lake Superior player sunk a half-court shot as time expired to give LSSU a 61 -60 win. In every loss except their 96-68 debacle at Northwood Dec. 2, Mercyhurst has stayed in the game until the . fourth quarter, when the wheel always seems to fall off the wagon. i It didn*t look to be the case last Monday at Gannon, when the Knights held a tight 37-36 halftime lead despite thorough Laker dominance in the first 20 minutes. Sophomore guard Rich Bradley popped for 12 first-half points but mustered just five more in the second half. The Hurst shot just 35 percent from the floor after halftime, including a 2-12 stretch from downtown, and shot just five free throws all night, a telling statistic. Senior
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Mercyhurst sophomore guard Rich Bradley (30) drives baseline past Gannon defender Aaron Garrity (33) as the Golden Knight coaching staff and crowd looks on. Gannon won 62-60.
guard Matt Thielker had a good look at a long three-pointer as time expired, but his shot was far off and Gannon prevailed 62-60. Against Ashland last Thursday, the Lakers looked good at home before falling apart at the end and losing 81 -76. Mercy-~ hurst held a 45-37 halftime lead, Bradley pumped in 24 points, junior big man Brent Swain added 16, and sophomore sensation Jamal Hoi ley 15 more, but it was again not to be. The Eagles shot 45% from the floor and outscored the Lakers 44-31 after halftime to ice the victory. Conference hotshots Wayne State and Westminster College try to become the Lakers' next prey in pivotal GLIAC games this Thursday and Saturday.
Lady Lakers learn tough lesson in "Knighthood"
By Scott Koskoski Sports Editor Ever see the movie "Dumb and Dumber?" Gannon University's women's basketball team could be re-named "tough and tougher." Featuring a solid starting five with a overbearing height advantage and artillery of bench players that could be starters at | other schools, the Lady Knights dominated from start to finish in securing a 84-55 win over Mercyhurst last Monday at the Hammermill Center. The loss was just Mercyhurst' s sixth on the season and fifth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) against three league wins and nine overall victories. The Lady Lakers got to the double-digit wins mark three days later, though, with a commanding 79-66 verdict over visiting Ashland at the Athletic Center. Mercyhurst (10-6,4-4 GLIAC) remains near the top of the league's Southern Division as crucial inter-divisional games continue this weekend at home. The Wayne State Lady Warriors invade the MAC on Thursday night, followed by Pennsylvania rival Westminster College Saturday afternoon. The "Battle of Erie," Round One was won by Gannon, though. Looking for a solid game against her former teammates, Lady Laker junior Rebecca Sandor was i nstead hampered by injury in the two road games preceding the Gannon contest and was forced to limited action. Junior sharpshooter Meredith Koncsol also saw limited minutes due to a lower leg injury, severely hurting the Lady Lakers' three-point statistics. Mercyhurst was never truly in the game despite a tenacious press most of the night. It was a different story altogether against the Lady Eagles at the MAC three days later. Koncsol and Sandor were back, and junior shooting guard Jodie Maxim responded to an off-night against Gannon by hitting for 27 points. * The Lady Lakers will need victories against the Lady * Warriors and Lady Titans this weekend to stay in the hunt for a GLIAC playoff berth. After this weekend's games, Mercyhurst plays just eight more games.
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'Hurst-Gannon Series Gannon women lead 31-21 Gannon men lead 30-9 Next Games: 2/14, MAC
Ladv Laker JuniorforwardAmy Galla (43) muscles past Lady S S S M [ f o S r t Nikfci Smith (10). Gannon's women won 84-55.
JANUARY 26, 2000
have come true: small classes, good teachers and a beautiful Overtime campus. None of that matters anymore, however, because what my classmates and I want the Record of Mercyhurst men's and most before we graduate is a win Scott Koskoski women's basketball teams, over Gannon. Just one victory combined, against Gannon over those rival Golden Knights University in the past 12 meet-^ I'm starting to think it's never would erase over three years of heartache. ings. The Laker men have lost going to happen, M As an innocent little kid, I And there's been plenty of it, )seven straight against the starting with the 62-60 squeaker Knights while the Lady Lakers, used to wait under the tree every Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to the Knight men pulled out at have dropped their last five deliver his usual load of gifts to Hammermill Center last Monagainst Gannon. the Koskoski home. The later day. For all but the last two into the night it got, the more, minutes of that game, I sat at tired, frustrated and depressed I press row experiencing the giddy became that St. Nick would sensation that the Lakers might somehow forget me. Of course, actually win the "Battle of Erie." Number of losses by the Laker little did L realize that my Dad So close ... yet so far away. men's basketball team this was anxious for me to fall .asleep Then there was the infamous season. so that "Santa" could put the meeting at the MAC during the a gifts out and go to bed, too. Still, 1997-98 season.jfThe Lakers, led I'll never forget the ugly feeling by now-transferred guard I f that Santa Claus left me off his Demond Stewart, held the lead list v v most of the night before a VERY Number of those nine losses that I'm starting to get those same controversial charging foul to I are by ei ght poi nts or less. Stewart with less than a minute feelings again, but this has nothing to do with Christmas. remaining turned the contest As the Mercyhurst and Gannon around, turned Mercyhurst coach Karl Fogel's face redder than men's and women's basketball teams look ahead to their second spaghetti sauce, and turned Average margin of victory by the and final meeting of the season Gannon into 71-63 winners. The Mercyhurst women's basketball Feb. 14 at the Athletic Center, women's game that night also team (10-6) this season. I'm getting desperate that the broke many a Laker fan's heart, Laker men and women might fall as the Lady Knights prevailed by to the Golden Knights once one point. The 1996-97 season again. i saw a tough 47-44 Gannon men's win that could've been Since my classmates and I Percentage of players (men and drove up the 38th Street gates in otherwise. women) in last Monday's So, February 14, my classSeptember 1996, not once has mates and 1 meet our destiny. It's basketball games between the Mercyhurst men's hoopsteams defeated the enemy known Mercyhurst vs. "The Enemy * Gannon and Mercyhurst* one more time. The Class of as Gannon. The Lady Lakers that are originally from Erie 2000 will either leave the MAC swept the series in the 1996-97 County. that night on top of the world or school year but hasn't tasted anxious to forget yet another victory since. heartache. All the nice things the As Oakland Raiders owner Al Mercyhurst admissions people Percentage of all Laker men's promised me when I arrived here Davis said, "Just win, baby." basketball shots taken this season by sophomore Richard Bradley.
Rats! Foiled again
Women's hockey whips Warriors
Last Friday night in Detroit, the Mercyhurst women's hockey team was in a situation they hadn't experienced in a while—trailing in a game. Down by one goal to independent Wayne State University, the Lady leers fought to tie the game at 1-1, then freshman forward Kerry Ryan exploded for two goals and an assist to lead Mercyhurst to a 4-1 whipping of the Lady WarriorsfThe Lady leers completed their Motown swing Saturday night with a 7-1 thrashing of Wayne State to improve to 17-6 in their inaugural season. The Lady Warriors dropped to 0-17 with the two losses. Lady leer netminders Amber Natali (Jr., Lake Placid^N.Y.) and Tiffany Ribble (Fr., Redfbid, Mich.) earned the wins in goal Friday and Saturday.
Winter intramuralslin full swing
Make no mistake: intramural sports are back in a big way at Mercyhurst College, thanks mostly to the hard work of Laker baseball coach Joe Spano, who doubles as IM Director. The winter intramurals season is in full gear, but Mercyhurst students can still get involved by joining any team or league, reports Spano. Basketball games are played Sunday evenings at the Athletic Center (this Sunday's games pending due to Super Bowl XXXIV). Co-ed volleyball games are played every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in the Rec Center, and 'Hurst students can now participate in IM bowling for the first time. Intramural bowlers began league play last Wednesday night with over 30 participants and will continue until further notice. Beginning next term, Mercyhurst College intramural standings and updates will be featured on an IM Web site, <www.intramurals.com>. According to Spano, only 50 other colleges nationally are associated with the Web site, and Mercyhurst becomes one of only 10 other NCAA D-II schools to have online services. For all IM schedules, updates, and other information, contact Spano at Ext 2441. M 1
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Home games in italics Thursday 1/27 Women's B-ball vs. Wayne State, 6 p.m. (radio) ^ Men's B-ball vs+Wayne State, 8 p.m. (radio) Friday 1/28 Men's V-ball at Ohio State Men's hockey at Fairfield, 8 p.m. (listen live at broadcast.com) Saturday 1/29 Women's B-ball vs. Westminster, 1 p.m. * Men's B-ball vs. West., 3 p.m. (radio) _^ Men's hockey at Fairfield, 7:45 p.m. (radio)v Radio: 88.5/104.9 VVMCE, HurstTV (62/19B)
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Pass her in the hallway and she looks like any other frenzied freshman hurrying to class or to the cafeteria; Pass her on the ice and you're asking for trouble. The Lady leers' Kerry Ryan (F, Rochester, N.Y.) has blossomed into an unassuming star on coach Mike Sisti's first-year women's hockey program. Ryan scored three goals (including a gamewinner) and added an assist in last weekend's road sweep of Wayne State University. Kerry is expected to make big contributions to the Lady leers' front I i nes as Mercyhurst's reputation as a women's hockey power grows.
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