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PERIODICAL IBRARY F
THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF MERCYHURST COLLEGE SINCE 1929
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Vol. 75 No. 5
Mercyhurst College 501 E. 38th St. Erie, Pa. 16546
Academic building! approved named
By Annie Sitter Merciad writer Last year's party quad, and this year's construction zone will soon beoome one of the major focal points of campus once again, but, this time, in a much different respect.. Tuesday, Oct. 2 the trustees of Mercyhurst approved construction bids of $7.3 million, opening the door for work to begin on a 45,000-square-foot academic building that will be both the largest and most expensive structure the college has ever built. The board also approved a name for; the new structure-the Audrey Hirt Academic Center-in honor of wellknown local Mercyhurst alumna and wife of trustee emeritus F. William Hirt. Audrey Sitter Hirt, a 1949 graduate, spearheaded the leadership for early alumni funds. Mrs. Hirt and her husband have been major benefactors of the college their entire married life. «
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Construction on the academic building is underway. It is set to be completed in about 14 months.^The building will be the largest and most expensive single building ever constructed on the Mercyhurst College campus. jf
college. However, since the academic building will be the first of 37 campus structures to be named for a lay alumnus, she was convinced that
Mercyhurst College, Mrs. Hirt was initially uncomfortable with the Although Mr. and Mrs. Hirt have building being named after her. She continually contributed financially to wanted to anonymously support the
lending her name to the building would be an honor for al I Mercyhurst alumni and would inspire more donations from graduates. With ever-rising enrollment levels, the need for a new academic building is apparent. The current classrooms in Old Main and Zurn Hall are between 30 and 75 years old. The landscape at Mercyhurst has greatly changed and the new building will accomadate these changes, according] to college officials. The Audrey Hirt Academic Center will accommodate the growth at Mercyhurst and the growth in technology in general. "The new building's ideology is both quantitative and qualitative," explained Dr. William P. Garvey, college president. "There will be more and better classrooms as well as department upgrades." In addition to classrooms, the academic building will contain a new 244-seat recital hall with a 32 by 72foot stage. "The building of the Mary
D'Angelo Performing Arts Center replaced the Zurn recital hall, since the campus needed a larger venue to highlight the arts at Mercyhurst," said Garvey. Also, the Taylor Little Theatre located directly beneath the Weber Hall reading room in Hammermill Library is an excellent facility for small performances, but it is an inconvenience to students studying upstairs. The recital hall will provide an alternative to both the Mary D'Angelo PAC and to the Taylor Little Theatre. The Audry Hirt Center will house an atrium, 10 classrooms, 18 faculty offices and laboratories and three or four seminar lecture rooms; It will be the home of the education, psychology, communication and musical theatre departments, graphics laboratory and the college's Honors Program. ! Plans for the driveway between the) parking ramp and Zurn to be covered over with grass to create a quad between Old Main, Zurn and the new building are in the works. See Hirt Building, page 2
East entrance to library considered
By Jennifer Kons Contributing writer lar system, allowing for two-way traffic, would have to be instal led. In order to accommodate the security, the existing east entrance way would have to be made wider. In addition to the cost of increasing the entry way, installing another security system, and making the whole operation comply with ADA regulations, staffing the new door with library work-studies poses another hurdle for the proposal. Work studies for the library are already difficult to come by during mid-terms and finals. More staff is necessary even though the main desk is already so close. The proximity of the stairs poses a security risk, requiring another work-study closer to the proposed entrance, explained McQuillen. Though the possibility for an east entrance seems bleak, other options are available, such as an entrance elsewhere in the library. Also, just because the renovations will cost money does not mean they will not occur, especially after the completion of the new academic building, explained McQuillen. Laurenza said he is quite confident that we could see an east entrance sometime next year, especially after talking to a very supportive McQuillen.
"With winter coming and espeIdally with the possibility for inclement weather an east entryway that | As a result of the renovations' to opens to the majority of campus Hmmermill Library, which were housing," said junior Kristin Purdy. completed over the last few years, teh On the surface, increasing the conbuilding has become a focal point of venience of the library seems to have the campus landscape, while also a simple solution. There is already a [providing a quiet place to study with door on the east side used by staff; a variety of resources; but the ques- the problem lies with understanding tion has recnetly been raised as to if why access is not permitted. Making the already existing door it could be more convenient. Members of student government suitable for public use is not as easy have resurrected the idea of accom- as it sounds. McQuillen raised numodating traffic from the apartments merous concerns about creating an with an east entrance to the library. east entrance. MSG senior representative and chair According to the ADA, renovations of the facilities use committee, Vic on existing buildings must meet cerLaurenza, is currently tackling this tain accessibility standards. The curdilemma with Dr. Michael rent staff entrance does not meet such requirements therefore, any new enMcQuillen, dean of libraries. I An east side entrance makes sense trance would have to be made wheelto most students on campus, the frus- chair accessible. tration of walking around the buildSophomore Ambassador Mary ing, in the process passing a more Kate DeMeo noted that having an Katy Gehringer/Merciad photographer accessible door, has grown aggravat- east side entrance would make givBlesskj Union of Souls visited Mercyhurst Sunday, Oct. 14 for ing. * ing tours to wheel-chair-bound indiMSG's annual Fall Fest The New Relics a band from Morgantown, "I live off campus, and it's a pain viduals more convenient, suggesting W. Va. opened for Blessid Union. Students jammed to the band's for me too," said junior Phil Pirrello. that perhaps meeting the ADA stanpopular hits such as, "i Believe," "!Hey Leonardo (She Ukes Me "It would just make sense to have the dards could work to the advantage of for Me)," as well as a number of diverse covers ranging from Ozzy more convenient east entrance.'* the admissions department. Osborne to the BeatlestoAC/DC The event was originally sched- Other students noted that the noto- Security is also a major issue. Curuled for the second weekend in September but was postponed riously unpredictable Erie weather rently, very few thefts occur at the by the band after the terrorist attacks in New York City and makes walking around the building library because a scanning system is Washington D.C. in place. This same system, or a simifrustrating.
TH E MERCIAD
OCTOBER 17. 2001
Bookstore simplifies online service
By Joshua West Merc i ad writer The new school year brought innovation to the Mercyhurst Bookstore. The world of online shopping has come to the Hurst Now, from any computer, with internet access, individuals can purchase their favorite hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, glasses and blankets. Dan Cullen, the general manager, has led the effort to make the store's brand new web page something worth checking out Once buried beneath countless clicks and links on the school web site, it is now accessible from the opening page of the school's webpage <www.mercyhurst.edu>. The newly secured site enables w online ordering and delivery. / The new changes were motivated by the fact that in the past people were simply not taking advantage of the online capabilities of the bookstore. "My parents will really It is hoped that the new style will appeal not only to the Mercyhurst Student community, but to the family and alumni that aren't able to drop by the Student Union whenever they want to check out the store, according to Cullen. Most college bookstores set up web sites through outside compan ies such as Follet or Barnes and Noble. "If you compare any two sites provided by either of these companies 1 you will realize pretty quickly that asidefroma color scheme and a logo, the pages are identical," said Cullen. Mercyhurst", on the other hand, did all of the work in house, which made for a page that is both distinct and original.
In Cull en's opinion, it was time for a change in the way things were previously. Services needed to be si mplified in order to be utilized. "Too many clicks," said Dan Cullen about other college s pages. He wanted to make the new page easy to navigate without unnecessary banners and links that aren't going to be of interest to most of the site's audience. You won't be forced to sort your way though a maze of links and ads in order to find what you are looking for and you will be able to enjoy a familiar feel that is unique to Mercyhurst, according to Cullen.
"Rather than there being a complete separation between housing and academic buildings on campusj said Gary Bukowski, vice president of institutional advancement, "there will be a fusion of the two making the campus more of a community." The Capital Campaign goal is set at $20 million dollars and has raised$15.6 mi 11 ion th'u s ~Yar. Bukowski realizes that his work is far from finished. More funds are needed for all aspects of the campaign, building restoration, endowmentfahd scholarship funds, and completion of the Audrey Hirt Academic Center.
ecurity clears up parking policies
By Melissa Newell Merciad writer Parking continues to be a problem at Mercyhurst Students have been complaining that there are never any available spots, while administrators continue to wonder why the McAuley Hall lot seems so far away to students. Ken Sidun, chief of police and safety, wants to make students aware of several issues concerning parking rules here on campus. Parking on the ramp directly behind the Adult Learning Center on Wayne Street is strictly prohibited, as is parking on the four private properties on the east side of Lewis Avenue* according to SidunTThc college does not currently own these areas, and therefore has no jurisdiction over the actions of the towing company. A few cars have already been towed and fined, and will continue to be as long as the vehicles are in violation. Mercyhurst has provided students and faculty with a lot to park in, located at 38th and Pine, directly across from Arby's as a solution to this reoccurrtng problem.
U.S. strikes back, fear of retaliation swells
By Phil Pirrello Merciad writer Tomahawk missiles continue to blaze over both the night and sun-lit skies of Afghanistan as the U.S. continues its military response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. President Bush, discussing the strikes, addressed the nation Thursday, Oct 11 assuring all Americans that justice will prevail and to prepare for future terrorist attacks. U.S. bombing raids began on Sun* day, Oct 7 and have continued for the last ten days. Hie first strike was a cooperative effort executed by both U.S. and British armed forces. The ongoing campaign is targeting leaders of the al-Qaida terrorist network and the Taliban government that continue to harbor the primary suspect of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden, according to Associated Press news sources. "They represent a significant parti of the military command and control facilities that U.S. bombs and missiles are striking, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld last Thursday. Rumsfeld believes in the probability that bin Laden survived the initial strikes. He also acknowledged thaf*bin Laden and his followers are plotting future terror attacks on American soil and/or U.S. foreign interests. The possible threats range^from diplomatic sites overseas to possible
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Students have been trespassing in clearly marked Lewis Avenue lots that do not belong to Mercyhurst.
Sidun said that students and their visitors who have not paid the $150 to park in the underground garages may not do so under any conditions. Cars will be towed for illegally parking there without an$appropriate quests that any students who have not yet picked up their parking permit for this year stop into the offlees in McAuley Hall and do so. Students and faculty members can download a copy of the current s Parking Booklet from the college t ~ , m Mercyhurst police and safety re- website, for more information.
Student government raises $810 for two charitable organizations
By Courtney Nicholas Contributing writer* Student government has been busy raising money for worthy organizations, it has raised a total of $810.71 for both the Sept 11 Fund, through United Way and the Susan Komen National FoundationforBreast Cancer Research. "After the tragedy, the body voted unanimously to donate all of the proceeds to the September 11 Fund, said Rob Kosko, president of Mercyhurst Student Government, of the representatives decision to donate monev raised from Monte Carlo Night The MSG representatives were given information on various charities that could benefit from a donation and decided the September 11 FUnd would be best Y" Monte Carlo has been an annual fundraising event for many years," said Kosko. "It has always gone well
with the student community, so we decided not to change something that was working for everyone." With Garvey bucks flying at the various tables, the hum of the blender whipping up smoothies in the Laker and a Playstation 2 on the line, the event was sure to be a success. This] year MSG raised $506.15 for the September 11th Fund. Another fundraiser that MSG took part in this year was giving out pink ribbon pins that symbolized breast cancer awareness in exchange for a donation to benefit breast cancer research. I Senior representative Jen Yope initiated the idea for the fundraiser. "She was researching the topic and ordered information and pins for MSG," said Kosko. "We decided mat the Health and Safety committe, headed by senior representative Lexi Toy, would take charge of the event** Yope felt compelled to have Mercyhurst celebrate Breast Cancer
Awareness Month not only because she felt that the community needed to be aware of this disease, but also because she has family members afflicted with breast cancer. Mercyhurst joined the rest of the country in celebrating "Denim Da/' which is an annual event held the first Friday of October, It is co-sponsored by the Susan Koman National Foundation for Breast Cancer Research and JC Penney. The pins that Yope ordered, along with information about the disease, were distributed in the Student Union Thursday, Oct 4 and Friday, Oct 5 as part of the nationwide Denim Day. Many students still have the pins keeping the theme of awareness throughout the month. The pins can be found on student book bags, purses and coats. This fundraiser raised $304.56 for the Susan Komen National Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
truck bombs in this country; a U.S. intelligence official said later, speaking on a condition of anonymity. But, last Thursday, the President assured the nation that his administration will do everything in its power to protect the countryfromany threat both foreign and domestic. Bush addressed the nation and confirmed that the FBI has placed all law enforcement agencies on the highest 1 alert in response to a "general threat* the government received. "I hope it is the last,** Bush said. ''But, given the attitude of the evildoers it may not be." The latest front of this new waris perhaps bioterorism. Anthrax, the war's new artillery has inflicted people from Boca Raton, Fla. to Tom Brokaw's assistant at NBC News, and the latest victim the seven month old infant son of an ABC News producer.^ Bush asked fellow Americans to watch for any suspicious characters "boarding crop dusters" that they are not supposed to and for unauthorized persons at chemical factories. Despite this new threat, the bombings in the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, are planned to continue. President Bush asserted that it may take a year or two before the suspected terrorist cells are discovered and destroyed. He said that he is confident that the bombardments have already put bin Laden's al-Qaida network on the run. i
The L a k e r I n n is sponsoring a pumpkin ^carving contest. flf you would like to carve a pumpkin see L i n d a in the Laker Inn. Pumpkins can be picked up in the Laker Inr beginning W e d n e s d a y , O c t . 2 4 and n be returned (carved) bv Fridav. Or* oft The winner wiH receive one largi drinks
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Mercyhurst's annual Parent's Weekend took place Oct. 12-13. The weekend was filled with activities to be enjoyed by students and their parents together. Hypnotist Michael Anthony entertained students and their parents in the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center. The event encouraged audience participation and gave parents and students the chance to interact.
Kosko balances academics and future while leading Mercyhurst student body
ATLANTA (COLLEGIATE PRESSWIRE)- -Student ^Insurance ^^ Depot announces the first web site ever to address the total insurance needs of the U.S. college student market The website is fully transactional, meaning that students or their parents (and faculty) can quote or buy coverage instantly online anytime. The site, <Http:// wwwxapitalStudentInsuranceDepoLcom>, offers auto, motorcycle, health, dental, dormitory, apartment, student travel medical, and health insurance for international students. Every fall approximately 15,000,000 U.S. students march off to college. According to the latest Census bureau, 29% of all males and females between the age of 18 and 24 do not have any form of health insurance. Additionally, tens of thousands of students come from other countries every year to attend an American university, many of whom have absolutely no medical coverage. According to the Independent Insurance Agents of America, about 70 percent of all college students have cars that must be insured, 60 percent of those cars are owned by students. Based on 1997 statistics from the FBI, college students are not immune to property losses. In 1997,101,525 property crimes were reported on college campuses. Students now have expensive laptop computers and stereo equipment that could prove very costly to replace. These alarming [trends indjcates an ever-growing tt iieed for insurance protection for college students. College is no longer
FEATURES Website offers insurance information for college students
just about insuring the future; it's also about insuring the present All information on Student Insurance Depot is organized in a very logical and simplistic manner for students' ease of use. President and founder Jim Strode says, "Although many colleges do have their own excellent student programs, very few offer a complete range of plans. Now students can even comparison shop costs and benefits against what their school does offer. Often this is their first exposure to insurance of any kind." Strode also ads, 'The most common comment I hear from students and parents is that they don't even know where to go to get this type of f information. Students are inquisitive and they love to research information on their own. Many feel intimidated about talking to an insurance agent." All insured plans offered by Student Insurance Depot are insured by the most competitive and financially sound insurance companies in America. These companies specialize in the type of plans they are offering. This assures students they are getting the best value for their money. Student Insurance Depot also has an affiliate program which allows colleges to offer these plans to their students from the college's own web site. Strode sums up, "Students age 1825 do everything on the Internet This is not new technology to them,' it's the only technology that they've v ever known."
Somewhere in between academics, applying to graduate school and directing Mercyhurst Student Government Rob Kosko found time to talk on a more personal level. Originally from York, Pa., Kosko had intended to pursue his college career at Grove City. However, after one visit to Mercyhurst his mind was made up, "I fell in love with the campus," said Kosko. His involvement in MSG began sophomore year as a member of the Student Activities Committee and it progressed every year following. "I wanted to run for president because of my background in SAC. I felt I could benefit the student's the most," said Kosko. According to Kosko, currently, MSG is working on two main projects. The first is an effort to revise the shuttle bus schedule. The intended result is to prevent excessive waiting. The second main project MSG is working on is the "Book Swap." This program is designed to help students save money when buying books. Students will give MSG their schedule, which will then be entered into a database. After all entries, the database will pair up the students enabling them to exchange books with one another.The two events MSG is planV ning have been discussed, but there are no promises yet., Kosko added that all Mercyhurst students are welcome to attend MSG meetings, which take place every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. in the Student Government Chambers located on the second floor of the Carolyn
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Senior Rob Kosko hopes to continue the success he has displayed at Mercyhurst in graduate school.
Hermannstudent Union. 'The student body is welcome to all MSG meetings. We want students to get involved," said Kosko, -i Currently, Kosko is in the midst of applying to either dental school or graduate school. He hopes to further his major field of study in bio-chemistry and forensic science. His schedule keeps him on his toes and in his spare time he "sleeps," said Kosko. "I really don't have much spare time.
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OCTOBER 17. 2001
THE GOOD ...
• Winter term registration is approaching - the end of Fall term is in
It's been a hard day's night
There are some days, even weeks, where it doesn't pay to get up in the morning. 1 should have seen the signs: no time for a traditional bowl of Cap'n Crunch and glass of Ruby Red, problems finding therightshirt wrinkled to the point where I can still get away with not ironing it. And a phone calKfrom some annoying telemarketer just as I was going out the door that takes thirty seconds more that it deserves, making me late, for a quiz I already know I am going to bomb. All this in two hours time. .All this pales in comparison to the rest of my Friday. For, on that day, all things that could go crappyjjfocused their bad vibes on me, prompting me to repeatedly recite a futile mantra of "Why me, why me?" Here's a quick highlight reel of my day's low points: I come home, turn on the TV expecting to see a nearly memorized sitcom rerun on the Superstation. Instead, it's a report that Sony and NBC studios have been quarantined due to suspected anthrax contamination. First, anger at the re- To top it off: an employee who practices a pathetic work ethic, which consists of reading Teen People while smelling her pits to see if her newly purchased Secret Phil Pirrello is really strong enough for her pH balanced manly self, calls me a raccently calmed fear those terrorists ist. She calls me a racist while, at now stirred again. the same time, swearing Italian raApparently these terrorists are not cial epithets at me. My response: getting enough hints, so maybe we "Hey, Kettle. This is the pot callshould drop some more bombs. My ing, you're black!" nephew comes home crying. A bully The drive home is filled with contold him about the anthrax and that cerns that my cash drawer might be it will only effect third graders, the Ioff, or what homework I will forget grade he is currently in. What I to remember to do. I open the door wouldn't give to be in a window- to my home expecting to hear the less room with only the bully and a TV blasting some news story or the set of pliers. clamoring of dishes my Mom reI go to work and a girl, no older peatedly cleans. Instead, I am than fourteen and drunker than a greeted with a calming silence and sailor, decides to throw up all over a warm bed that I will take full admy box office window...chunks of vantage of. whatever she was digesting splatters Moral of this rant; some days, even across my name x tag...it reads the evilest ones, are worth getting "IL." Rolling around in and/or eat- up for. For nothing is more priceing glass are what I deem as better less than a deserved rest at the end alternatives than cleaning up vomit. of a very bad day.
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Both the football team and the club hockey teams won for Parents' Weekend. The celebration for Mercy hurst's 75 th brought some unusually stomachable good food to the cafeteria. Due to the efforts of Mercyhurst Student Government, campus cards can now be used at Cafe Diem.
The Internet connections seem to move slower andrslower here each day. How are we supposed to live without AOL Instant Messenger?! Scheduling is a reminder of what a ridiculously specific core this curriculum students of Mercyhurst College are subjected to.. Has anyone else noticed that we still haven't received the student directories? Recently there has been an infestation ofJady bugs in campus apartments. Killing them brings bad luck, so who wants to do the
American flag fad is a retailer's dream
dwindled. The glaring exception has been sales of the American flag. Major retailers scrambled to keep their shelves stocked. Production companies are still swamped. Across the nation, .flag sales after the week of the attack were 1500 pepcent higher than the same week last year.* . * There is nothing wrong with the newfound desire to fly the flag from every possible location. There is no problem with putting aflagin a window, a car or any other place that displays the stars and stripes in an acceptable manner. But allowing the fervor, pride and patriotism to dwindle will do more harm than merely being apathetic. If those who wish to harm us see us growing to care less and less about our country, it gives them the idea that we are susceptible to attack. Let Americans not give that impression.
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and mourning for those brave souls By Nathan Rogers willing to give their lives for the The Battalion smallest possibility that others might be saved. Most importantly,-it rep(U-WIRE) COLLEGE STATION, resents the unity and resoluteness of Parking around here barely exists for students, let alone visitors. The Texas r-r-JFrom the ragged banner a nation that, in the face of crisis and School must make more money off parking tickets than* tuition. £ with stars and stripes that distin- adversity, takes a deep collective guished separation from British op- breath and responds in a way previ* pression, to the modern 50-starred ously unimaginable and consumWhat is that, funky odor in the icerink?Air fresheners might be a standard born by representatives of mate. oux nation, Old Glory has repreThe most imperative reaction afgood investment sented a nation characterized by ter the attacks was to show the world pride, bravery and resolve. and, most importantly, those who In the wake of the recent terrorist would seek to threaten us, that the | Dorm room doors continue to be wallpapered with pictures of Osama attacks on New York City and Wash- foundation of our country cannot be Bin Laden in compromising positions with skyscrapers. ington, D.C., the flag has become an destroyed. Of course, the easiest and all-encompassing emblem of the most accessible way to show unity feelings among citizens of this na- is with the ubiquitous and globally tion. renowned red, white and blue. But It shows the strength of a people is our country only great in times of to face each day and to support what- misfortune? Absolutely not. Rumors are flying about the R.A.S who are irresponsible and bad ever measures may be necessary to Since the attacks, the economy has examples. For example, some buy alcohol for minors, throw keg prevent these atrocities from hap- taken a huge hit. Consumer sales in parties and overdose on drugs. Are residents confortable with R.A.s pening again. It signifies the honor every major category have who can't even take care of themselves?
Indirectkcti^of^prejudice could be the most detrimental
In the weeks since the terrorist attacks on the United States, there has been much speculation on the unfair treatment and discrimination toward people of Arab or Middle Eastern ethnicity living in the United States. The media, govern-1 ment officials and other leaders have warned that the American people should be careful not to take out their anger on or let their fears interfere with these innocent people who have had nothing to do with the actions and are in noway connected with the terrorists. There have been isolated incidents such as the situation involving airline passengers objecting to get on a plane until a few Arab-American passengers were escorted off and held for questioning or the minor vandalism of Islamic mosques ally chatting amongst themselves. As soon as the boys walked in the door, the noise level dropped and all eyes were basically fixed on them. Not noticing the boys at first, I Sara Seidle looked around the room wondering why everyone seemed to pause their throughout the country, but these in- conversations and look toward the cidents do not compare to what could door. When I looked up, I immedihave been. Still, despite the lack of ately realized what everyone was N active discriminatory or harassing gawking at. acts, there seems to exist a sense of I was disheartened by the reaction quiet discrimination arising from of these people, to say the least. It fear and uncertainty. I witnessed this was clear to everyone in the restaudiscrimination firsthand. rant including the four young men, As I sat eating my lunch in a rather as they all looked and whispered, crowded fast food restaurant one af- just what was going on. Although ternoon last week, a group of Arab- there was no exchange of words or American teenage boys entered the actions taken, it was a passive act restaurant. Prior to the boys' en- of prejudice, an act that could eastrance, the other patrons of the res- ily be brushed off as harmless. But, taurant sat around eating and casu- it is seemingly insignificant and pas-
The 2001-2002 Winter Term schedule is posted on the Mercyhurst College website <www.mercyhurst.edu>. Check the website for course updates (additions, cancellations and time changes) which have occurred since the publication of the printed schedule. For a listing of closed courses during the registration period, click on the Closed Courses button at the top of the schedule page on the website. Updates are also posted in the Registrar's Office, 106 Old Main. Jhefinalexam schedule for* fall semester, click on Academics.
sive acts of prejudice this type of that grow to result in situations like the one this nation is currently dealing with. ^ .?' At a time like this, when hostility and fears are fueled more and more every day, it is important to keep the ultimate goal of peace in mind. As individuals, we must work to maintain that peace in our own lives in an effort to restore it once again for
Although it may have been an unconscious reaction for most of the people in the restaurant on this particular day, it should stand to remind us how important it is to examine more closely our fears so as not to target innocent individuals, especially in a nation such as this one that grants its citizens innocence until proven guilty. $
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I'm so happy*now I don't have to drag my recycling all the way
Pam Tarczy, freshman p think it's a good idea, it promotes environmental awareness." — Melannie Smith, junior "It's a good idea. I'm sure there are a lot of recyclables around this campus that need to be taken care
maintenance.*! Bri anna S tratman, jun ior It's a fantastic, lovely idea." — Shane McGuckin, junior "I think it's a great idea and I think everyone should get involved. I've recycled my entire life." Mike McQuillan* junior If that's what is happening then good, but I haven't seen anything in the dorms,**
It s great because it's nice to see Mercyhurst taking a step in helping our students and helping the community." - Rich Hansen, freshman "I think it's a better step forward because it's more excessible for the students.** "$\ - Jeff Jaglowski, junior
"Only reason I noticed it is because of how much the girls in my building have been harping on me for it" - Nick Perkins, junior.
"It's great, because college students build up an excessive amount of trash and now we can reduce the trash and promote recycling." Darren Forgea, junior
How do you think the on-campus recycling campaign is going?
"From what I hear, the campaign is going well.'jBut, living in the townhouses, I would like to see some recycling bins near ourv dumpsters^** "I think it's a positive way to do our - Annie Sitter, senior share and I plan to support it" **Dr. Golden Next Week S Question: What's your opinion on the pro"Basement is always full of cans, so posed east side library entrance? must be pretty good." E-mail responses to: - Justin Fogie, freshmen k email@example.com
Ex-S.P.A.N.d your appreciation for nature
Students for the Protection and Appreciation of Nature (S.P. A.N.) offer many opportunities for students to get outdoors this year. S.P.A.N. leaders expect to see a lot more people coming and going. We are trying to have something planned every weekend. For example, Oct. 5 and 6, S.P.A.N. went on a camping trip to McConnells Mills State Park. The 13 people who went on the trip stayed in cottages along Slippery Rock Creek. We had midnight canoe rides, a campfire and spent the next day rock climbing, although it was not necessary to have rock climbing experience. Our campers thought climbing and hanging out were the best parts of the trip. Others also noted that the area was beautiful with the changing foliage. J Some of the other activities that
The Registrar's Office has mailed the academic evaluation to potential graduates in the class of 2002 who are pursuing a bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Music). The academic evaluation summarizes the status of a student's completion of the required core courses. KFwill have the option to choose ac- If they have not received this evaluation, students pursuing the BA, BS or 8tivities that they want to participate BM degree who will graduate during the 2002 academic year need to conin. tact Sr. Pat in 106 Main. The group is beginning this year Kate Cywinskt with a lot of people. About 45 i-ipeople attended the first meeting S.P.A.N. may engage in include ca- fyand close to 65 showed up on club noeing, horseback riding, siding at gs night. Peak N* Peek and white wafer raftS.P.A.N. is not aimed at a particuing in the spring. lar group. We hope to create an outLast November, S.P.A.N. held a letforpeople to vent and see places winter camping trip at Cook Forest, other than campus. The club usually where we hiked .and participated in covers the costs of die activities. trail maintenance. There will be anRecycling has been given to workother trip to Cook Forest this-year. study and is now outfof S.P.A-.N.'s S.P. A.N. leaders want to open up the hands. The group will hold a cleandoors for people who haven't expe- up at the mouth of Millcreek, like rienced those activities. ^ they did last spring. Students do not have to be memS.P.A.N. has meetings each Tuesbers of S.P.A.N. to take part in ac- day at 8 p.m^pi the Hermann Stutivities. S.P.A.N. would like tnis dent Union. Those who are interyear's activities to be conducted ested in getting involved can also similarly to those of SAC. Students contact Jess Weir at ext. 3713.
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Environmental musings— dialogue with God
Sr. Geri Rosinski, RSM
Sara Seidle Kristin Purdy Annie DeMeo v | Adam DuShole Leslie Echan Mackenzie^™" Annie Sitter BUly Elliott Kelly Froelich Sarah Antoinette PhUPirrello Editor in Chief Assistant Editor in Chief News Editor Arts & Entertainment Editor Features Editor Sports Editor! Photography Editor Technical and Production Manager Copy Editor Advertising Manager StaffWriter 1 I'm writing this on the feast day of St. Francis of Ass i si, famous for his simple lifestyle and love of all nature. I've been waiting all year to share this dialogue between God and St. Francis with you.,It's an abbreviated version of one submitted by Sister Mary Joy Haywood, RSM, to Timely News, the Pittsburgh Mercy Newsletter. She is delighted to have me share it with you. God: Frank, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistles and plants I started eons multiply easily. They attract butterflies, honeybees and songbirds. I expected to see lots ofcolors by now, but all 1 see are green rectangles. St. Francis: Those belong to a tribe caled Suburbanites, Lord. Theyj call yourflowers"weeds" and have removed them and planted grass instead. God: But it's so boring and not colorful. It only attracts grubs and sod worms, not butterflies and birds. St F: Well, they apparently like it. Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. Each spring they fertilize the grass and poison any other plants that crop up.God: Oh, do they cut it and bale it like hay? * l' T I * St. F: No, Sir, they rake it, bag it and pay to have it carted away. God: Wait a minute. Let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to have it thrown away. St. F: Yes, Sir. God: Then these Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when I cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That slows the growth and saves them work. St F: That's the funny thing, Lord.. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of
summer and fall to the ground in autumn to form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form a compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle
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St F: You'd better sit down, Lord. As soon as the leaves fall, the Suburbanites rake them into great piles and have them hauled away. God: No! What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter and keep the soil moist and loose? 3 St F: After throwing away their leaves, they go out and buy something they call "mulch." They haul it and spread it around in place of the leaves. God: And where do they get the mulch? St. F: They cut down trees and grind them up. God: Enough, Frank, I don't want to think about this anymore! Sister Mary Joy Haywood, professor emeritus of the department of natural sciences of Carlow Col lege, is the author of Wild/lowers ofPennsylvania**
God: What nonsense! Well, at least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I say to myself. Trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty, shade in the
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The Metropolitan dance club will behosting a swing dance lesson from'8-9 p.m. The Dave Steven's Big Band will also be on hand to provide an exciting night of music. Only $10 admission at the door. * Oct<-18-31 | Finney's Pumpkinville is debuting its Haunted Pumpkin Maze of Bloody Butcher Hollow Corn Maze. Pumpkinville is open everyday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m* and the maze will open every evening from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Located on Route 99, fourtmiles south of Edinboro in Cambridge Springs. Admission is $6 — bring your own flashlight. f Oct 20 \ The FallFest comes to Peek'n Peak. A number of activities, including magicians, music and plowifejgfaal b#fcetaidlday startling at 8.&m. Oct23 Hw For those of you who care, Rod Stewart will not be playing at Erie's TuHio Arena. Probably due to low ticket sales. How surprising. .. ^
The V-Word Monologues
The State Street Tavern is holding a Halloween costume party. They will also be featuring local bands Self Inflicted, Criminally Insane and Forced Under. Oct27 Erie Hardcore favorite, Shockwave, will be appearing at Forward Hall on Peach St Admission is $8 with the donation of a canned good. Shockwave always puts on a good show, so chock it out an support the local scene. Lake Effect in Effect! | £ • Nov, 6 A world-renowned Japanese drum core group, Yamato, will be appearing in the PAC at 8 p.m. Admission isfreefor Mercyhurst college students. You don't want to miss this event
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(COLLEGIATE PRESSWIR&) Live," featuring SNL alumnis Bill ATLANTA, Ga.—TBS Superstation Murray, Steve Martin, John Belushi, Amos'album explores modern views of women and Burly Bear Network, the^lead- and Chevy Chase. ing cable network dedicated to the I * A video game review show where sic and grooving along to a song about a man who is butchering his college audience, announced today a obsessive couch potatoes analyze and wife. Half the world is dancing to strategic arrangement in which Burly bicker about the latest releases. this, oblivious, with blood on their Bear will develop a range of original * Music videos, focusing on upsneakers... she had to have a voice." programming and air a weekly, one- and-coming bands, will also play in2 Each ofthe 12 tracks is represented hour, late-night" block on TBS between station breaks. The music by a character (the CD booklet conSuperstation on Wednesdays at 2 a.m. will range from urban hip-hop to obtains pictures of all 12 girls) who find (ET)/11 p.m. (PT) and Thursdays at scure techno. a voice through Amos' songwork. 1 a.m. (ET)/10 p.m, (PT) beginning Burly Bear Network (BBN) is a Illustrating how women in the genWednesday, September 5. * next generation cable network and eral population identify with or are BURLY TV ON TBS will feature marketing company thaflcreates perceived in pop music. Some of the a mix of Burly Bear's trademark original programming for the 18-24 characters include the twin prostioriginal programming, including epi- year old mindset. BBN is anchored tutes of Neil Young's "Heart of by the leading college cable TV netsodes of the following: Gold;" a young girl who has snapped, work reaching more than 5 million * HalfBaked, the cult favorite rock pitifully sings "I Don't Like Mon'n' roll cooking show. Upcoming students across 600 universities. The days" by the Boom town Rats and an Network will be piped directly into episodes feature host Matt Fry mixover-the-hill show girl croons ing it up with such personalities as Mercyhurst dorm rooms and both on Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Siand off campus living spaces. Burly Shaquille O'Neal, Uncle Kracker, lence" over staccato piano chords. Bear will pre-empt certain Lisa Loeb and Diesel Boy. Thumbs up? Thumbs down?: Mercyhurst student produced TV By Lindsey Wilber * Jmposter, in which comedians In the end, Amos chose to do a manipulate and disturb the public in programs and will be piped directly Contributing writer into dorm rooms and college living cover album to make a statement a hidden camera show about human space on and off-campus. £ Since the release of Tori Amos' first about artists and their responsibility; behavior. * Celebrity Highway, the animated BBN has significant on-campus LP in 1991, Little Earth Quakes, she "words can wound and words can hijinx of carloads of vicious celebri- presence through tours and live has dealt with issues ranging from heal and both are included on the ali ;; ties. Upcoming episodes feature the events, a standing army of paid stu- date rape, suicide, losing love, los- bum." I've heard a lot of people say, Christopher Walken chasing the dent field marketing reps, and a ing a baby and getting married. Her destination music has inspired millions of "Tori- 'they're only words; what is everyKeanu Reeves and the Russell broadband philes" to break free from old con- body going on about?* But words are Crowes out for the Mel Gibsons. www.burlybear.com. * Movie Junky, with celebrity in- Portions of this article were con-ventions and find a new way to look powerful; words are like guns . . . a ^ person has to take responsibility for terviews and skewed movie reviews., tributed by Merciad staff writer Philat life and human existence. their words. We, as writers, cannot * Students can also enjoy old* PirreJlo. The Lowdown: -t school re-runs -of- ^Saturday Night So, after dealing with such heavy seperate ourselvesfromwhat we creissues, what's a gal to do? If you're ate. All of these songs were created Tori Amos, you grab a bunch ofclose by powerful wordsmiths, whether male friends, get them to tell you their you agree with them or not," said real hard-hitting laughs came from favorite songs and then remake them Amos. By Carl Jeffery Weber In Amos' hands these songs bethe more personal inquisition, "What from a women's point of view—the Col legenews.com does your [v-word] smell like? and ultimate game of "he said/she said." come a beautiful and thought-proThe concept behind Amos' sixth voking view into the continuing a hilarious reenactment of a surprise The play, The [V-Word] Monologues, triple orgasm. album, Strange Little Girls, is this: battle of the sexes. will be for the next few years, the Is this really cool? Or are these take twelve songs written by men and kind of cultural hot spot for women's hard-hitting laughs the embarrassed figure out what they say about how studies programs that the exhibition- laughter of surprised discomfort? But women are viewed. ist burning of the booben cuppen wait a minute, isn't this stuff the meat Essential Tracks: symbolized in the 1960s. and potatoes of locker-room camaArguably the most controversial With the support of the students, Do we have with The V-Word raderie, of off-color humor, of the song on the album,is a cover of this column can provide the campus Monologues, a courageous intellec- dirty joke punch line? The boys in Eminem's '97, Bonnie and Clyde, with information on the latest CD retual gender-led vanguard of the Cul- the locker room and the girls of the remade in such a dark and haunting leases and reviews ofErie area contural Revolution? Is it another hard- theater are all a bunch of pigs wal- manner that one wonders why the Certs (yes, Erie does in fact have a won stepforwomen's liberation? Or lowing in the trough of linguistic original ever seemed cool. When local music scene). So if you* the is it, as more man a few think, the sludge, with perhaps a naughty dan- asked why she would choose to cover reader, are dying to let everyone triumph of tastelessness on the skids? gling modifier inserted here and a song with such obvious misogynist know about your favorite band or if These 1 adies of the theater seem to there. When the girls do it, they are overtones, Amos replied, 'Thescari- you know about any shows coming yearn to really "put it out there." To linguistically empowering, honoring est thing to me was the realization up, drop me a line up here at The arrive at truth through the mortar of and enfranchising. When the boys do that people are getting into the mu- Merciad, Box 485 or call at ext. 2376. defiance and the pestle of verbal as- it, they are demeaning, verbally rasault They have over these past thirty pacious and, of course, everybody 's years made amends with their booben favorite, disgusting. cuppen. They have, however, sorrow- One male reviewer said, "Unfortufully flunked in trying to segue into nately, my tight-sphinctered male realms of taboo and vulgar verbal companions didn't see the brilliance aggression historically alleged to be through some ofthe * dirty words* and the prerogative of the male. innocent male-bashing. They whined The ladies have, by using the v- ... I "cheered.** Sure, and 1 1 bet he *1 word instead of the real v-word, con- and his ladyfriendswould instantly siderably cleaned up their act. In not recognize the brilliance in the office going all the way, they might even of good-old-boy harassing-banter be accused of being modest, even and dumb-blond jokes. polite. A reviewer speaking from gender They didn't have the linguistic for- pride says: titude to be as in-you-face vulgar as In fact, at the theater in which I rewe know they really wanted to be. viewed The [V-Word] Monologues, One critic wrote about some of the the women audience members felt so most frequently quoted lines of the empowered, that they stormed the men's restroom and reclaimed [sic] Play: - j l "[The lines] if your [ v-word] could it as their own. Men were lined up in talk, what would it say?** and "Ifyour the hallway waiting their turn and [v-word] got dressed, what would it experiencing a burden historically wear?" provoked a comfortable reserved for women. How's that for 17 & UP WjpHMtOFER C chuckle from the audience. But the turning the world order on its heel?
Burly Bear Network Voices from comes to Mercyhurst Strange Little Girl
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— SPORT.S Cross Country teams compete against tough, competition while preparing for G L I A C championship race
By Mackenzie Dexter Sports editor The men's and women's cross-courttry teams ran well against the competition at LeMoyne and Roberts Wesleyan in their past two races. The Lakers traveled to LeMoyne Saturday, October 6. The men finished third out of nine teams with 97 total points, placing ahead ofGannon who finished with 115 points. The team alsofinishedahead ofGannon. A total of 89 runners competed in the men's race. Finishing first for Mercyhurst and tenth overall was senior Ciaran Brewster in 29:29. Junior Stephen Gerics finished one second later. Other top runners for Mercyhurst were senior Brian Coliazzi coming in at 14th overall, freshman Scott Bishop in 21 st place overall and senior Jeremy Verdi finishing 46th. The women also finished third against six other teams. The Lady Lakers earned a total of 82 points. A total of 65 runners com-
Kathy Noble-Fraley/Contributing photographer
Kathy Noble-Fraley/Contributing photographer
The men line up at the starting line for their race at LeMoyne peted in the women's race. Junior Kate Cywinski finished first for Mercyhurst and fifth overall in 21:09. Freshman Katie Mieczkowski finished 13th overall, freshman Julie Dickinson placed 18th, freshman Heidi Irons came in 24th and freshman Karen Thomas finished in 32nd place. The men's cross-country team finished fifth of six teams at the Roberts Wesleyan Invitational Saturday, October 13. The Lakers earned 127 total points racing against 74 total runners. Bishop finished first for the Lakers and 32nd overall with a time of 28:33. Gerics finished next for Mercyhurst in 35th place overall.
The women wait for their race to begin at LeMoyne Coliazzi finished in 38th place, Brewster finished 45th and Verdi placed 55th. The women's team finished third out of seven teams with a total of 93 points. With a total of 71 ladies racing, Dickinson finished first for Mercyhurst and 23rd overall with a time of 20:02^Mieczkowski and Cywinski finished within three seconds of each other placing 25th and 26th, respectively. Sophomore Mindi Lautcrbach finished 33rd, while Irons finished in 37th place. The cross-country teams gear up this week for the biggest race of the year at the GLIAC Championships this weekend in Ashland, OH.
Men's water polo wins first game ever defeatingi:Penn State Behrend
By WP Media *f Contributing writer The Mercyhurst men's water polo team has captured its first official conference game victory. It was an **on the edge of your seat*' thriller. After dropping games to Slippery Rock University and Gannon University^ 9-2 and 12-1 respectively, earlier in the day, the Hurst's polo men were hoping to match up against PSU-Behrend in the evening game. And that's just what they did. It took just 38 seconds for freshman team captain Matt Carroll to put the first mark on the scoreboard. Behrend tied
the game less than a minute later, but Lakersjunior Rob Long, senior Todd Conklin and freshman ^Ryan Jakubczak pounded in the next three goals to put the Hurst out infront41 midway through the first quarter. Behrend scored next on a power play, but Jakubczak hit the back of the canvas for a second time and junior Chris Anderson put his name in the score book with his first to make it 62. Behrend countered with two goals at the end of the quarter to make it a
wild and exciting, 6-4 game. In the second quarter Conklin scored his second, Jakubczak hit the hat trick and junior Doug Stupar stuck for the first time in the evening. J Behrend came up with two goals in the quarter. The Lakers lead at halftime 9-6. The third quarter was a defensive war. Behrend was able to strike first, but Anderson answered with his second goal of the game to keep the lead at three. Fourth quarter action saw a determined Laker team that wasn't going to let this tone go. Behrend scored two goals in the opening minute and a third] in the second minute to tie the game. Coach Kuzma called a timeout to stop Behrend's momentum. The next five minutes belonged to the Lakers. Junior goalie Nate McHale shut down all scoring opportunities, while Carroll came up with the big goal with 3:23 left on the clock to put the Lakers on top for good. % ' The team will be traveling to Princeton University October 19-20 for an inter-regional tournament. The NCAA Southern Division Championship will be held at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD November 2-4. %
Women icejhockey starts season with 2 wins
By Mackenzie Dexter Sports editor The women's ice hockey team got their season off to a great start by winning their first two games against Minnesota State Uni versity-Mankato Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. .£ Minnesota State Uni versityMankato took the early lead against the Lady Lakers October 6 with a goal 11:52 into the first period. The Lady Lakers tied the score with a goal from freshman forward Chrissy YulelJunior forward Christy Vinge gave Mercyhurst the 2-1 lead with her goal in the third period. Sophomore forward Lindsay Barch scored another goal for Mercyhurst with just two seconds left to play in the game to give the Lady Lakers the 3-1 win. Mercyhurst outshot MSU-Mankato 41-18. Mercyhurst had their second successive 3-1 win against the Mavericks the following day. Sophomore forward Britney Millar scored a power play goal 4:46 into the first period to give the Lady Lakers an early 1-0 lead. MSU-Mankato scored on a power play midway through the first period to tie the game 1-1. Mercyhurst
took the lead back in the second period when Millar scored her second goal of the game. Freshman forward Sara McDonald scored her first goal id the third period to finish the scoring and gave the Lady Lakers the 31 win. Mercyhurst outshot the Mavericks 50-10. The next week, the Huskies ofNortheastem got a late first period goal with just eleven seconds left in the period to take the early 1 -0 lead Saturday afternoon, October 13 against the Mercyhurst women's ice hockey team. Northeastern scored again 2:15 into the second period for the 2-0 win
overithe Lady Lakers.:Mercyhurst outshot the Huskies} 39-24 but couldn't score against the Northeastem goalie. Junior Tiffany Ribble took the'loss in goal for the Lady Lakers. Northeastern, among those receiving votes in the latest Division I rankings, is 1-0 while the Lady Lakers, also among the honorable mentions, dropped to 2-1. Mercyhurst will play its first home games this weekend when St. Lawrence, last year's NCAA Division I runners-up, visits? the Mercyhurst Ice Center Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
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Golf teams finish fall season
By Mackenzie Dexter Sports Editor Men % The men's golf team finished seventh of a dozen squads at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships held at the Ashland Country Club October 5 and October 6. The teams played 36 holes Friday and 18 on Saturday. Senior Kevin Fetzner finished infirstplace for the Lakers. Fetzner had a total of 235 for the weekend with scores of80,77,78 forthe three rounds. Freshman Adam Layden had a total of237 with scores of 74, 84, 79. Freshman Joe Digello had 79,81,78 rounds for a 238 total score. Sophomore Mark Purcell played to a 241 score, while junior Dave Komorek had a score of 242. The Lakers will resume in the spring playing in the District IV championships in Kentucky. Women The Mercyhurst College women's golf team finished last Monday, October 8, while playing 18 holes of golf at the Gannon University Fall Invitational held at the Lake Shore j Country Club. Gannon won the event with a team total of 360. Mercyhurst finished at 392. Sophomore AmyCosgrave came in first for Mercyhurst with a score of 94. Freshman Mary Beth Trainor finished her round with a 95. Sophomore Molly Dugan finished with a 100, freshman Sara Jaecks finished with a 103 and sophomore Cindy Wood ended with 108. The Lady Lakers will be back inaction in March at Kutztown.
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By Mackenzie Dexter Sports editor The Mercyhurst football team won their first game of the season this weekend defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 25-14, snapping a fivegame losing streak dating back to last year. Ferris State began the scoring on a 44-yard touchdown pass with 7:28 left to play in the first quarter. The Lakers scored late in the quarter with the first of three field goals by junior Vinny Repucci. Repucci's 27-yard field goal decreased Ferris State's lead to 7-3. Mercyhurst took a 10-7 lead late in the second quarter with a touchdown on a 2-yard rush by junior Phil Provenzano. The Lakers scored again on another field goal by Repucci, this one at 47 yards with just two seconds left in the half, giving Mercyhurst a 13-7 lead at halftime.
Katy Gehringer/Merciad photographer
Katy Gehringer/Merciad photographer
Vinny Repucci kicks a field goal for the Lakers Ferris State took their second and last lead of the game scoring on another 44-yard touchdown pass by the Bulldog quarterback 2:35 left to play in the third quarter. Ferris State would lead 14-13 going into the fourth quarter. Mercyhurst went on to score 12 more points to win in the fourth quarter. Repucci scored again on his final field goal from 20 yards to make the* score 16-14 in favor of the Lakers. Junior starting quarterback Mac McArdle scored on a four-yard boot* leg with 97 seconds left and the Lakers tacked on a safety on the next Ferris State possession to get the 2514 win.
Mercyhurst defense stops Ferris State
The Lakers played error-free football against Ferris State while forcing four Bulldog interceptions, two by sophomore Rob Keefe and one each by junior Frank Pappano and senior Garrett Patty. McArdle was 18 of 41 for 224 yards and rushed for a TD. Provenzano, 18 carries and 69 yards, led a ground game that pro-
duced a season-high 152 yards. Junior Faheem Williams caught six passes for 65 yards. Senior Chad Fout led a spirited Mercyhurst defense which held the Bulldogs to just 366 yards of total offense. The Lakers will visit Grand Valley State next Saturday night at 7 p.m.
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Women win 9-0, Men win 6-3
Men's hockeysties Brockin exhibition game, loses twice to Findlay
By Mackenzie Dexter Sports editor Mercyhurst men's ice hockey team, the defending MAAC champions, J raised banners and received their championship rings.'in a pregame ceremony for their exhibition contest against Brock Tuesday, October 9th game 1 -1 less than a minute later on at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. a power play. Findlay scored again Mercyhurst and Brock battled to a 2- in thefirstperiod to take the 2-1 lead. 2 tie. £ i Junior Adam Rivers scored a goal for " Brock scored twice within a five- Mercyhurst in the third period to tie minute span of the second period to the game 2-2. But Findlay scored take a 2-0 lead. But sophomore for- back-to-back goals to defeat the Lakward Adam Tackaberry^ the MAAC ers 4-2. Hockey League 2001 Rookie of the Findlay spotted Mercyhurst an early Year, brought the Lakers back with a lead, then scored four unanswered goal at 8:23 of the second period. goals on their way to a 5-2 win SatTackaberry was assisted on the play urday night, October 13. For a secby freshman Rich Hansen and sopho- ond straight night, Mercyhurst scored more Peter Rynshoven. Tackaberry an early goal, this time a power play tied up the score with his second goal goal by freshman defense man TJ of the game with just a little over a Kemp, to take a quick 1-0 lead just minute to play to send the contest into 3:00 into the contest. But the Oilers overtime. Mercyhurst was awarded tied the game less than a minute later a penalty shot and had the chance to on a win the game with twelve seconds in goal before taking the lead 13:40 into overtime, but Tackaberry's shot the second period. Findlay scored missed, hitting the crossbar to end the back-to-back goals, at 18:34 of the game in a 2-2 tie. The Lakers outshot second period and 3:05 of the third the^Badgers 36-18. Senior Peter period before senior Louis Goulet Aubry and sophomore Matt Cifelli scored a Laker power play goal 5:29 split time in goal for the Lakers. into the third to cut the deficit to 4-2. Mercyhurst opened their regular But Findlay scored again 77 seconds season Friday, October 12 in a non- later to complete the scoring. As conference match against the Findlay Findlay outshot Mercyhurst 42-32, Oilers. The Lakers took the early lead the Lakers* record dropped to 0-2. when sophomore Mike Carter scored Sophomore goaltendcr Matt Cifelli a goal assisted by senior Brad Olsen took the loss. and senior Marc Varteressian 2:33 The Lakers travel to Northeastern into thefirstperiod. Findlay tied the Saturday to play at 7 p.m.
Annie Sitter/Merciad photographer
Annie Sitter/Merciad photographer
#1 singles player Alison Hughes sends the ball over the net to her opponent'*
Joe Difazio waits for the return from his opponent In his match against Walsh
By Mackenzie Dexter Sports editor
The Mercyhurst women's tennis team swept Ashland and Walsh this weekend winning both matches 9-0. Mercyhurst got off to a great start against Ashland Friday night winning the three doubles points with the loss ofonly four games. The ladies didn't let up in the singles as they cruised to straight set victories in all six matches with the loss of only three games. Sophomore Alison Hughes and senior Colleen Sullivan led the way with 6-0, 6-0 wins. Freshman Brianne Petricone, freshman Kristine Rowling and freshman Joanna Olmstead each won their matches 61. 6-0. This win assured that
Mercyhurst will be playing in the conference team championships at Midland, MI October 25-27. ', § The Lady Lakers defeated visiting Walsh 9-0 Sunday October 14 at the West wood Racquet Club in Erie. Hughes had a tough time before prevailing 4-6,6-1,6-4 in the #1 singles spot. Hughes has an outstanding singles mark of 12-2 this season. Mercyhurst, having one of its best seasons in the last decade, improved to 8-6 overall. T The Lady Lakers will travel to Morgantown, WV next weekend. Mercyhurst will be the only Division II school to play in the WVU Invitational. The tournament will consist of four singles flights and three doubles. Some of the top talent in the East will be there. *
split their games this weekend losing 6-1 to Niagara Friday night and defeating Walsh Sunday morning. As Niagara defeated the Lakers, sophomore Joe Defazio pulled off a big win at the #4 singles spot, winning his match 7-5, 6-0. Freshman John Nichols also played well trying for his second come-from-behind victory of the season, but fell 6-4,67,6-3 to his Niagara opponent. The Lakers won their first match of the year Sunday, October 14 with a 6-3 win over visiting Walsh. Coming up big were Nichols at #1 singles and doubles and freshman Matt H am b let on at #3 doubles and #5 singles. The two combined for four points. DcFazio played inspired tennis to give the Lakers the team victory at #4 singles in a come-from-behind thriller 0-6,6-4,6-1.| « ?.fej The men will host the Great Lakes Singles Championships November 2 Men In! The Mercyhurst men's tennis team through November 4.