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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6,1984

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Study shows'humanities
lacking in curriculum
*. By Naomi Romanchok # He also said "We need to increase it,
In its latest report, the National En- but we don't have to go vary far since
dowment for* t h e ! Humanities found we are three-fourths of the way there."
that I many college graduates lack I Dr. Garvey confides that if it were up
" e v e n the, most rudimentary to him, he would have student&jtake
knowledge about history, |literature, two years of liberal studies before they
art, and philosophical foundations of chose a major. •* •«
their nation and civilization." As the study indicates, Mercyhurst
Mercyhurst College President, Dr. is among one of the many colleges
William P.*Garvey agrees with this which is weak in one particular area.
statement. "This is true of a significant "We don't measure what our students
segmentfof the students, not all of learn? when they leave. That is, how
them but it is true of too many of much knowledge they have in the
them," Dr. Garvey added. humanities, especially literacy."
The report, "To Reclaim a Legacy", One of the major problems lies in a
cites various reasons for the decline in student's high school background. The
education* and makes recommenda- decline-jin college humanities is cor-
tions for correcting the problem. ollary to the decline in high school
The study compares the sad state of humanities. * *>
college curriculum to "a self-service | According to Dr. Garvey, "High
cafeteria through which students pass schools have neglected the written
without being nourished." and spoken skills."
"In t h e | 1970's, that cafeteria- Colleges aref fighting a student's
smorgasbord approach was prevalent. "preoccupation or obsession with
.«*
We were no exception," Dr. Garvey ex- vocational goals at the expense of
t Ar nrrlir ic
Christmas 1984 (he spirit of Christmas became more visible this week as decorations and pj ained .^Hovyever^hreeyears agowg, broadening^thejp gtl r|i" i?fifi ^Q U
trees appeared throughout the campus.- * -*• ^Ji' "J- " ^ bved to^mproveiTtre^iufnculum by the National Endowment of the
developing" common courses in Humanities study. *
WMCY Census philosophy, history, English, theology, Mercyhurst has established the

Students aware of WMCY and sciences." Dr. Garvey said, "We in-
stituted the common cores in an effort
to ^restore the basic integrity of
Foundation and Distribution Cores to
combat this|"The best thfng we can do
for a student is to give them a flexible
but signal is not strong knowledge. So, Mercyhurst has already
moved ahead in this kind of tack."
mind to adapt to a world that we don't
know anything about," the President
Preliminary? indications from the tabulated as of press time. "Three years ago we were reshaping commented.
WMCY census administered on cam- Curcio added that several students the core'to make it more liberal and Dr. Garvey said certain skills may be
pus this past week show that many on- should be commended for the extra ef- create a common body of knowledge," obsolete a few years from now. "But,"
campus students Know about the cam- fort they've put into the census. Accor- according to Mercyhurst's president. he continues, "we know that students
pus radio station but they can't receive ding to Curcio, these students are . Dr. Garvey said educators saw the will have to read well, think well,
the signal. f i WMCY Program Director Rick Wendt, problems a few years ago in the kind of reason well, and cope well."
According to Steve Curcio, faculty Music Director Jeff Vona, Public Ser- students they were graduating. "Not in ^Expectations are a key to the pro-
advisor for WMCY, the*early results vice Director Naomi Romanchok, terms of their basic intelligence, but in blem of a liberal education. "Two out
also indicaterthatjmany students ]tio Art®ublicity Director GaryJ Laurnoff, terms of theitf'gaps of knowledge'." of three* students are looking for a
not know how they can receive the Pete Werbaneth, Tim Hoh, and Brian The report recommended that saleable skill. Our job is to make them
signal on their radio. # *1 ; Sheridan. Also, Media Services Direc- students^ take two Jyears of liberal take courses that will improve their
"This indicates to us a publicity pro- tor Sharon Sisco has helped in the studies. Currently at Mercyhurst, mind." ^ * .%, * | 5
blem," Curcio said, "that we have to tabulation of results. students are required to take a total of Most student's expectations; are
work.on to correct." The other major St Complete results of the entire 14 courses in the liberal studies area. primarily job-oriented, Dr. Garvey
problem, according to Curcio, is that survey will be made available to the Dr. Garvey believes that students at remarked "They don't seek an educa-
the signal js very poor in all the cam- Merciad for the first issue in 1985, and the college need more liberal studies, tion, they seek a training. Education is
pus buildings. "We are doing our best the new station format will reflect the "particularly?,in the areas of English, broadening of the persons mind, soul
to correct this problem, so that the student's responses to the census. * global literacy and science." and spirit. It is a sensitivity to a whole
signal will be as good fas possible range of human experiences, not just
when students return in January," Cur-
cio said. $•
There has been some delay in totall-
Fire McAujIeyiDorm knowledge in one field," he added.
The study revealed that only two per-
cent of college presidents are active in
ing all the results, and Curcio at-
tributes this to some students who
either failed to administer their share
of questionnaires or turned the com- I
room is accidental
By Greg Hernandez W to remove the matress into the hallway
their institution's academic affairs.,
S Dr. Garvey prides himself on actively
teaching^and advising students, both
of which put him "in contact with what
pleted forms in late. * § A matress in a dorm room of and extinguished the fire. * the school is about: teaching and lear-
Since this was a census, thefradio McAuley Hall was destroyed by an ac- H?' However, the excessive smoke trig- ning." *Dr. Garvey stated, j " M o s t
station J attempted to contact every cidental fire on Monday at 12:40 p.m. gered the smoke alarm and the Erie presjdents are just fundraisers and
single student that lives in Baldwin, Minor injuries were reported and F i r e D e p a r t m e n t r e s p o n d e d public relations people." f f
McAuley, Egan.lthe apartments and damages totaled $50. According to the immediately. i f T o Reclaim a Legacy" portrays the
the townhouses. Curcio said that most damage report submitted to Director of concept of a college graduate to be
oUthe students who worked on the Housing and Safety Phyllis Aiello, an Upon the arrival off the fire depart' one who can speak, think, and reason.
census did a very good job, but that "a occupant of 229 McAuley was burning ment| the^dorm had already been To this list f Dr. Garvey adds a
few apparently didn't take the effort a letter in his room. 7j evacuated. The firemen went to the se- necessary component in any educated
At this time, r\is roommate walked in cond floor and removed the matress
:
seriously, hurting our response." ±\ person, that being a "highly developed
As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, approx- the room causing a gust?of wind to from the premises. S moral and ethical sense." These, ac-
imately 85 percent of the total number send the burning letter under the bed. The Erie Fire Department had the cording to him^are achieved through
of students in the census have been ^Instantly, the matress caught on fire, situation Sunder control ^within ten flexible minds found in a strong liberal
contacted. Specific results were not The occupants immediately proceeded minutes. I I i a • studies background. f '
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THE MERCIAD DECEMBER 6, 1984


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Academic|Policies| Committee
seeking input of calendar options
Information that compares comparisons. Material being the proposed accelerated 4-3-3
our present academic calen- circulated includes a schedule calendar was rejected was to
dar and a possible semester of what a semester looks like assume that the semester
system is being circulated as well as advantages and issue was a dead one. Since
throughout the Mercyhurst d i s a d v a n t a g e s of both the APC has authority to
c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h the systems: review the academic calendar
Academic Policies Committee "We are doing this to be at any time, Curcio said the
of the College Senate. sure that we have an accurate committee decided 4o solicit
According to committe feel for what the entire college comments from the college
President, Stephen J. Curcio, community thinks about the b e f o r e - m a k i n g such an
u
copies of the information have issue," Curcio said. assumption.
alreadyibeen sent to student "We feel that it is important Curcio said that any student
representatives and depart- for everyone to know about ail is interested in seeking the in-
ment directors and various of the good points and formation should contact their
college administrators. drawbacks| of each system department representative.
Curcio saidfthe committee before choosing jjwhich one The A P C l i s asking for President of the Alumni Board, Michael Heller presents Sue
is seeking feedback from the they want." responses by January 11, after Bennett with the Sister Carolyn Herrmann Senior Service Award.
W

which-a meeting will be held to


community that is based upon
logistical information and
Curcio added thatithe com-
mittee's initial impulse after review all the comments. Bennett wins service
award at Senior Dinner
Learn how to stress By Mary Frances Loncharic
Sue Bennett, a psychology
and business major, received
treshman year she par-
ticipated in the Student Ac-
tivities Council.
Seven s t u d e n t s were
By Sandy Taylor ;- }The course will emphasize stantly inundated with;> these the Sister Carolyn Herrmann, nominated for the award either
Stress interrupts four life the positive and negative ef- emotions or allow the mind to R. S. M. Senior Service Award by faculty, staff, ^administra-
from beginning to end. It?has fects of stress in our lives, dwell on any one of them, will at the annual senior dinner, on tion or otheijstudents. *
become one of the most im- while training participants jto find stress in the mental body Friday, November 30. The choices were weighed
portant "buzz" words of! "the transform the negative stress leading to distress in the The award is presented to by the? Alumni Board con-
eighties. Everyone is concern- elements into positive energy. physical body." , f*9 t h e s e n i o r who has sisting of eleven members. 13
ed with moderating its effect Dr. Snow said stress, ^According to Dr. Snow, demonstrated an exceptional L According fto Director of
at home, work, school and dur- "Begins as our [bodies emo- stress must be dealt with sub- commitment to the Mer- Al u m n i • e l a t i o n s , Gary
ing recreation, i tjpnalj response yto outside jectively and objectively. The cyhurst Community. The reci- Bukowski, "The-Alumni Board
^ The Adult College is offer- negative conditions. These course will' assist students pient is*to4be|one who has w a n t e d the awarcMo-be-Aamed
ing a course on understanding conditions may cover anything toward mental, emotional and given a significant amount of after someone of the college
and : coping with stress %and from excessive i b i l l s j ^ t o physical relaxation. | time and energy in support of who has exemplified involve-
modern anxieties through the business, family, and social Registration begins next college activities and services ment In the community" (of
non-credit special Interest pro- problems. week. Members of the Mer- to the Erie community. * Mercyhurst and Erie.)
gram beginning in January. -""In <iurn, tan emotional cyhurst Community receive a B e n n e t t ' s l i s t of ac- ''' Sr. Carolyn was Director of
Dr. Ross Anthony Snow, co- response is created in the discount forj all non-credit complishments range from Development and Alumni
developer of Stresstronics in form of hate, anger, worry, courses. More information Secretary of the Student Relations from 1972 through
Erie, will instruct the course frustration, fear, codemnation, about the program may be ob- Government durtng her junior 1981. She was the Executive
on Wednesday evenings from criticism, or judgements. * tained by calling the Adult Col- year t o * this year's Vice Vice President and Academic
7-9 p.m. beginning January 16. /'Individuals who are con- lege Office in 213 Main. President. Deanffrom 1961 to 1963. She
She was recently named to became President of Mer-
#*•
Who's Who Among Students cyhurst* College in 1963 and
in American Colleges and served until 1972.
What Do You Want From College? Universities. She has main-
tained a dean's lists status
t h r o u g h o u t her c o l l e g e
The award was presented at
the senior dinner rather than
at graduation because so
A Sense Of Purpose? education. many awards are given out at
Add It To Your Schedule. Bennett is a peer counselor, graduation. Bukowski said the
and also an Egan Scholar award is given at the senior
Thousands of Army ROTC { But most enrolled also to£ Council J;member. During her dinner to make it a special
graduates, from hundreds of serve their country. Men and sophomore'and junior years, event and to bring more
college campuses, have be- women from the north, the she was student coordinator recognition to the award, he
come leaders in our coun- east, the south, the west... for-the ski club. During her added. £
try's volunteer Army. from small rural communis
Some enrolled in ROTC for | ties and large urban areas.
financial aid to complete col- They've shown that youi
lege (nearly $2500 during t; £ don't have to be from Shuttles will be provided to the
their junior and senior years). Tennessee to be a Christmas Formal. They will leave
Others for the management volunteer, or from Baldwin Hall at 8:30, 9:15 and
training and experience of- Texas to stand 10:00. Shuttles will leavefromthe
fered by Army ROTC courses. tall for your dance at 11:15,12:15 and 1:00 a.m
Still others for the positions country. igj
of immediate leadership res-
ponsibility following gradua-
tion, as officers in the active
Army, Reserves, and Army
National Guardi *

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Fall dance recital | t w o p e r f o r m a n c e s I of


"Reflections.", |
New Year's Eve party
first for new director I n h e r e is no charge for ad-
m I i M s m $W i 1 o n f ! . «££ kicks off SAC events
By Betsy Lantz - £j Winter limits the activities special movie week but* the
The Mercyhurst Dance ferent casts, is a duet dealing of many students on campus, films have not been confirmed
Department will present its fall with d i f f e r e n c e s lof but | t h e ! Student j Activities at this time. 1 j& | |j
recital on December 8 at 8 p.m. interpretation. >Mwl Committee has planned a list I A bus trip to Generations, a
and December 9 at 2:30 p.m. in June Hines has restaged of things to do during the mon- night club in New York, is on
Zurn Recital Hall. "Don Quixote", an excerpt ths of inactivity, f m& gj the SAC calendar. Other trips v£*

This is the fjrst performance from the classical ballet Grand g On January 3, the first day include Station Square in Pitt-
produced under the depart- Pas de Deux. | | * 1 back from Christmas vacation, sburgh, the Gannon-
ment's new director, Jean- $ V T h r e ef b y O n e f >
SAC will be sponsoring a New Mercyhurst Basketball game,
Marc Baier, and his faculty choreographed ' by student Year's Eve Party in the Student and shuttles to^the Behrend
assistant, June Hines. Kimberly Ries, - depicts the Union. D.J. John will be spinn- and Edinboro g a m e s . ^ ga
The program, a collection of friendship of three women as ing \Xhe\ tunes from 9:00 An MTV and pizza night,
works featuring choreography viewed by the choreographer. p.m.-1:00 a.m. At midnight, Monte Carlo night and a fifties
by both students and faculty, The final piece,, "Vivaldi there will be a countdown. day in the cafeteria are other
is entitled "Reflections." Variations", is contemporary Refreshments will be served. activities scheduled on ?the
"Dance is a reflection of ballet* concerned purely with 5 Other winter term activities w i n t e r c a l e n d a r . On
life," Baier" explained. It is a movement and angularity. M include the "For Your Informa- Thursdays, an Open Forum
blending of the mental and the The Department of Dance tion (FYI)" series. During the with Dr. Garvey, Dean Palmer,
physical, of the old and the would like to encourage upcoming term, there will be and|E. William Kennedy have
new. everyone to attend one of the KM. speakers on alcohol and drug been scheduled at 8 p.m.
"The choreographer draws abuse. Also, Gil Eagles, an ISAC meetings are Tuesday
his inspiration from past ex- ESP hypnotist, will be on at 8 p.m. in the Student Union.
periences," Baier continued.
The J resulting composition Dorms close December 13 campus.
M SAC will again present their
Everyone is encouraged *to
come a n d ! participate, f™
reflects the intensity of human The dorms on campus will verify that students have
relationships. close December 13 at 3 p.m. followed the procedure. The library hours during final exam week are the following:
"Reflections" includes both and will reopen January 2 at 10 According to Maree-Lynn Saturday 12/ 8-9a.m.-10p.m.
classical-; ballet and modern a.m. X Cicon, dorm director of Sunday 12/ 9 - 2 p.m. - midnight
dance pieces. § Prior to leaving campus for Baldwin Hall, these measures Monday 12/10 - 8:15 a.m. - midnight
Jean-Marc Baier and June Christmas break, resident are taken for "precautionary Tuesday M 12/11 - 8:15 a.m. - midnight
Hines will perform the duet assistants will be inspecting and safety reasons." Wednesday 12/12 - 8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
"Gloria", which portrays a each dorm room. ¥
mature relationship between a ;-?; In Baldwin Hall, residents Director of Housing and The library hours during Christmas break are the following:
man and a woman. | are given a checklist of tasks Safety, Phyllis JAiello said Thursday
Pieces to be performed by to do before they vacate their residents of the apartments Friday $ 12/13 1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. i
the students include the room. Unplugging appliances, and townhouses are also Saturday 12/14 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
following; "Etudes" is a study responsible for cleaning them Sunday 12/15 closed"' P f
turning off the heat and open- Monday_. 12/16 closed
JjjTs t y I e j a n dj^m o t (p n i ing the curtains are some of units before leaving for break. irtii^tii" —<mk iiftii^i
choreographed by* Baier in During the break, Aiello ©atufday^ T2/1T Vt\6sQrl2f£\ -1 p.m.* 4:15 p.m. m
the responsibilities of each Wednesday 12/22 Friday 12/28 -1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
connection with the with the resident. said, "I check the apartments Saturday 7 12/29 Monday 12/31 - closed
Madrigal Dinners. "Sundown", Upon completing all the and townhouses foranything Wednesday 1/ 2 8:30 a.m..- 4:30 p.m. J %$ r
to be performed by two dif- items on the checklist, each which may be in dissarray or Thursday 1/ 3 regular winter term schedule in effect
RA will check the room to disrepair."

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Letter
Can you pass Leisure time in Campus Center
denied by Mercyhurst Prep students
| this test? Dear Merciad:
mproblem has arisenithat I
feel needs some attention. It
Center. The students were
aware of a women's basketball
scrimmage at$6:00 p.m., but
Center! I simply do not
understand why a school must
use another gym when their's
It is two in the morning and you have just finished stu- seems that myself and a nothing after that. So, about is perfectly usable.
dying for a final. What you need now is sleep so that you number of other students are fifteen of us showed up at the The Campus Center is busy
being denied the use of a cer- gym around 8:00 p.m. to play enough, and the students have
can make it to the test.^Sudenly you hear the "culturally basketball and practice for the j little time as it is to use it now.
enriching sound|of SAC'C reverberating from the next tain facility on the Mercyhurst
campus."That facility is none upcoming intramural season. Mercyhurst College students
room At this point you have several options, you can A) other than the Campus Center. But we could not play because are not permitted to use the
Roll over and try to sleep, B) Beat on the wall and tell them The Campus Center is sup- a certain group of people who Mercyhurst Prep gym, so why
posed to be open Sunday DO NOT attend this college should the Mercyhurst Prep
to turn it down. § students be allowed to use the
through Thursday evenings were there.
Hopefully, you have never had Ho deal with this par-| Campus Center on the only
from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Upon inquiry, we found^out
ticular problem. However/m a, dorm situation, this does that the Prep gymnasium was night and at the only time slot
for the use by Mercyhurst
o c c u r i l t can not only happen at two a.m. but at two p.m. students. Recently, this empty,?and that the team available \\o Mercyhurst Col-
Conflicts of schedulesfare a serious problem anywhere privilege has been unavailable, wanted to practice at the Cam- lege students? I hope the
you have shared living conditions. It is important for you if you will. Men's and women's pus Center because they play necessary actions are con-
basketball games times often a few games there during the d u c t e d to c o r r e c t t h i s
to realize that at some point you and your neighbor must problem.
come to terms. None of the options mentioned above will change this, and I understand regular season. Well, the
and have absolutely no students of Mercyhurst Col- A concerned student,
solve the problem. JL disagreements about- that, lege play |ALL of their* in- Craig S. Medvid
On this!campus, we have certain rules:* that the ad- whatsoever. However, what tramural games at the Campus Junior, HRM W.
ministration has made to serve as guidelines for student happened on* Tuesday even-
behavior. It would be as difficult for the administration to ing, November^ was totally Letter I
uncalled for and definiteJy
lanticipate resident'sjhours as it wouuld be for them to
estate in the handbook some objective measures of what
avoidable. $
It seems that the Mer-
foi Grievances aired about
constitutes too much noise. The residence hall staff may
set up quiet hours but it is the peopled the M l who must
cyhurst Prep men's basketbal
team had previously schedul- post • it ned tourney .game
enforce them&The administration does not pay staff ed a practice at the Campus Dear Merciad,
enough for them to be your mothers and fathers. Resident It is presently 8:12 p.m. charge ito have phoned me.
Monday night. I am stating the Then I would have been able to
Assistants are there to "assist" residents in keeping the inform my team.
time because at this precise
hall intact. They are not there to babysit. * moment about a dozenfother The second problem I have
l j When someone'slstereo is bothering'you, tell them. Reporters students and I should be play- with the game being postpon-
fcDon't yell or beat on the wall, go to them and explain the ing in the intramural volleybal ed is the reason why it was
problem. If you take the inititive and keep your temper,
Typists and finals. Yet, as is quite evident postponed. That being the
yu'll find that they will usually listen. There have been too Proofreaders we are not playing tonight. Mercyhurst Prep boys basket-
There are a couple of things ball team was having practice
many halls turnedfinto "Animal Houses" because the needed for that upset me about not play- in \ OUR *gym. My feelings
residents didn't take on the responsibility of maintaining Winter Term ing tonight. The first is, being toward them having priority to
order. 1 1 the team captain I should have the Campus Center over the
So the next time you crank your stereo at an odd hour, Call 825-5477 been informed during the day Mercyhurst College communi-
remember that you are not the only one in your hall. that the game was being ty is quite negative. After all, I
cancelled for tonight. Instead, feel that paying $4,950 a year
my fellow team members and I in tuition entitles all Mer-
showed up at the Campus cyhurst i students and I to
Center at 8 p.m. to find a note priority over outside parties,
on the door saying the game is when it comes to using the
cancelled until Tuesday. It Mercyhurst College facilities.
really iwould not have been Sincerely,
very difficult for the person in Michael W. Lowinski

The Merciad
& Frances M. Moavero, Editor
Naomi A. Romanchok, Assistant Editor'-
EJ Brian Sheridan, News Editor ••*
— Laura Ruby, Feature Editor
Greg Yoko, Sports Editor $
Leslie Hafenmaier, Photography
Gary Laumoff, Art Design •

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Reporters r'
Kevin Armstrong Debbie Hison Robin Patton
Lisa Bauman Tim Hoh Gary Peterson
Shane Brown Jack Holland Mary Jo Rice
Katie Brown Jennifer Laird Lisa Riforgiato
Wydetta Carter Loretta Layer Monjca Stewart
Michael Fachetti Brenda Lowe Sandy Taylor J*j
Cindy Ferraro, Susan Marcy Jeff Vona
Dale Frederick Brlgid Nee Rick Wendtl
Amy Groover Matthew Nesser Robert Zonna
Greg Hernandez Quintina Patterson^
Photographers
Jothany Williams Bryan Doherty Debbie D'Alessio
Typists
** Rena Zicarelli. Chris Cardinall
Matt Duska, Cartoonist •»- *§- 'M fir l i Grace Meel, Copy Editor
Bichard Prera, Business Manager ..J- 1 Stephen J. Curclo, Faculty Advisor
THE MERCIAD PAGE 5

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Ronco Christmas [revisited


By Maree-Lynn Cicon^ - parking spots at the mail. It toys, and even Cabbage Patch
Christmas past, Christmas might be my imagination, but perfume is available. It's in
present. Do holiday trends it appears that the following is fierce c o m p e t i t i o n w i t h
really change that much from true of the Millcreek Mall: at "Dynasty's 'Krystle'" line of
year to year? A | Merciad staf- any given moment, on fany fragrance products; both are
fer approached me about do- given day, 85 percent of all reportedly selling briskly.
ing an update on a Christmas Erie parents who own a^baby
article that I had written for the stroller, who have at least two
Some things just make
newspaper*a few years ago. children under five years ^of
Christmas, Christmas . A few
She had hoped that I had gain- months ago, I remember
age, are at the Millcreek Mall
ed added insight into the reading that the Ronco com-
with all of the above mention-
"perils of Chrisfmasxommer- pany had filed for bankruptcy.
ed items accompanying them.
cialism". I hope I don't disap- What d o e s l t h a t do t o
The problem occurs when that
:
point her! I * } America's holiday television
occasional "stray stroller" is
Some things have changed, viewing? Cap-J it mean wat-
acting of its own volition,;of
while some have not. The ching the 5:00 p.m. rerun of
course, and begins using its
retail industry's battle for the Charlies'*Angefs without see-
heel seeking device to attack
Christmas dollar is still fierce, ing a single commercial for
every available ankle in the im-
and their holiday merchandise the revolutionary "Ronco
mediate vicinity. Could the
Rand decorations seem to be Pocket Fisherman"? Can the
owner of the vehicle, who ap-
H displayed a bit earlier every average"' American consumer
pears 1o turn away as the vic-
11 year* ' 'f tim searches the area for^the
be convincedhhatjitfis possi-
We're still shopping to the perpetrator, be oblivious |to
ble to have a successful holi-
tunes of tthose shrieking what's occured? day partyr without a set of
musical j b e l l s . We have those legendary "Ronco
modern technology to thank The popularity of computers Ginsu-Knives"? Can it be that
for their capacity to elec- seems to have weathered the on television, we will never
tronically belt out 1001 last few Christmas'. What is again hear those infamous
If original Christmas selections. refreshing to note is that^the words "But wait..,f here's morr-
If it's not the musical belts, it's educational aspect; of this rrrrrre$" uttered again? v
| still the cracklingtcarols filled |ype^>^echnology [sIjDeing. Withstanding all|theicom-
w i t h s u b l i m i n a l buying stressed as weTTas the video mercialism "is the true mean-
messages for the consumers game abilities^which mostfof ing of the holiday season.
to unknowingly absorb. I the units offer. Despite fthe Soon we will again experience
wonder what happens when fact that it's all a question of what Christmas is all about
you play those records marketing strategy and not when we celebrate with family
[backwards? Just beware of really part! of^ the computer and friends. The crowds, the
any stores playing "The companies' search for an in- sales, the bargains will all be
Beatles' Christmas Album"! | j tellectual America, it's in- behind us.TThat is, until the
^Shoppers are still coming teresting nonetheless. ,r after-Christmas sales!
out in droves to search for that ICabbage Patch anything is Maree-Lynn Cicon is Direc-
special {gift. People's vicious stilUn demand. The dolls are tor off the Student Union and
nature magically arises as stilljin short supply, but Cab- seeker off the true meaning off
th^v vie for any remaining bage Patch clothes, slippers, C h r i s t m a s f -1 * 1

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If-you could change Santa...


By Laura Ruby - Senior. Jim Leneghan felt Santa to be thin and tanned.
6-1 - | ' f J fi Santa Claus could stand to He said, "he can* keep his
Although there are many losefa little of thefbelly. He white beard and the funky red
ways to depict Christmas, one said, "Santa Claus should be suit if he wants to."
of the most representative pic- skinnier so the reindeer don't Finally, *sophomore Lori
tures of Christmas is Santa have to carry all the weight." Shrieber, a big Santa Claus
Claus. The thought of Santa Junior Beth Maitland wants fan, said, "I wouldn't change a Advent Service
Claus brings to mind the tradi- Education Department
her Santa Claus to be a "6' 3", thing. If he was changed, he
tional picture: a red suit with 200 pound Italian Santa Claus wouldn't be Santa Claus." An advent service will be
white trim, black boots, a big driving a pink Cadillac." Whatever J the ideal Santa field Thursday, December
round belly, a white beard, Townhouse One feels that Claus is, there is one aspect The Mercyhurst Educa- 6, in the chapel. It will begin
rosy cheeks and a sack of toys the ideal Santa Claus is about Santa that will always tion Department will spon- at 7 p.m. AH are fnvited.
flung over the shoulder. "38-24-34." Along the same remain. Santa represents the sor a dinner for its student
But what if Santa Claus lines, sophomore James warmth and togetherness dur- teachers, faculty and ad- Open House -
didn't look like the traditional Benusa would like his ideal ing the Cristmas season. 1 ministrators and super-
Santa we've come to know? If Santa Claus to Ibe approx- For many years to come, visors of school districts. On Friday, December 7,
he could be changed in any imately 5' 6" with blonde hair. Santa Claus will bring millions
way, what would the "ideal" The dinner will be held an open house will be held
jSenior Jean Monieski went of smiles to the faces of many Thursday, December 6. in the Campus, Ministry.
Santa Claus be? At Mer- for a drastic change. She said, children. Santa Claus has
cyhurst, the ideal picture of "I think Santa should change Entertainment at the dinner Hours are 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. All
Santa Claus seems to differ. ;':- magically captured the hearts will be provided by the Mer- welcome. S i
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the beard to a goatee and go to of children more than any


f- Junior Noni Hess said she more of a mohawk and an earr- other myth or reality in history. cyhurst Prepatory School
would like to see Santa Claus ing in his left ear." Other than Choir. I Health Notes -
"represent something * less Whether fat or skinny, short
that she likes Santa because or tall, male or female, Santa
secular so not to detract from he gives "great big, fwarm Claus is a representation of Question: What about
t h e t r u e m e a n i n g !of hugs." Ij I love...and |that can never be "sobering up" from an over
Christmas." ••• * ^ Senior Pat Songer wants Speaker - consumption of alcohol? Is
changed.
there any value in^the
Answer t h ^ t f i v i a question correctlyiand win a Dr. Max Azicri of Edin- remedies which'are* used
large pizza compliments of The Clippers Cove. boro University will speak today? g | * -wit&W
Place your answer with your name and address in on "The> Nicaraguan Elec- ^ A n s w e r The rehire many
the trivia box at The Clippers Cove. To determine a tions and their i Interna- varieties of "sobering up"
winner, from all correct answers a drawing will be tional Implications." Azicri remedies.! All arejjof little
held and the winner n o t i f i e d ^ § was part of an observer value in speeding up the
team for the recent?elec- recovery of alcohol con-
QUESTION: Who f was the youngest person ever to tions in Nicaragua. Good sumption. Alcohol leaves
win an Oscar? p?
food and good discussion! the body by oxidation at the
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION: James Cagney por- Make reservations with the
trayed George M. Cohen in two films. One was O f f i c e of; C o m m u n i t y rate of about 3-8 ounce per
"The Seven Little Foxes". Name the other Education, Mercyhurst hour for a person who
^/Axo^A? ANSWER: "Yankee Doodle *Dandy". Congratula- weighs 150 pounds. This
tions to Stacy Amoroso! I College.fi ** £* figure is influenced by? a
person's body weight, food
in the stomach, and various
Christmas Concert - other factors. The rule con-
cerning "sobering up" in-
{The Erie Civic Orchestra dicates that time and only
is presenting a Christmas time is the^answer for get-

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Woods" and "Rick DiBello and 6-9 and 12-15 at §8 p.m.


the DiBelltones from 10 p.m. - Students $2.50 and adults $4.
2 a.m. Friday free nachcs dur- Oall | 8 7 1 - 9 9 4 f f o r m o r e
ing Happy Hour and Miller and information, i &
Lite ponies 3 for $1. :
Lincoln Theatre -1031
iJ & L Tavern -2514 Peach State Street. "Heaven Can
Street. Monday import night Wait" will be presented Friday
90|cents. Tuesday night 50 and Saturday at 8 p.m. and
cems Schnapps and 75 cents f Millcreek Mall -Showing Sunday atT'7 p.m. through
Budweisers. this week the movies include: December 9. For more details
"Just the Way You ?Are", call 59-2735. £ j* &
Billy's Saloon -10th and "Ghostbusters", "Revenge of
nightlife Peach StreetJI"Fat |Chance" the Nerds", |and f"Bachelor The Erie Playhouse -13
will be playing all weedend. Party"! Call 868-5152 for time West |10th FStreet. [ Presents
Shenanigan's -3728 Pine schedules. " A u n t i e Mam©" from
Ave£ Friday and Saturday Ramada Inn -6101 Watt- December 6-9 and *13-16. Call
! Friday, December 7 -The "Easy" » will be performing sburg Road. Sundayf night
Christmas Formal will be held Cinema World -This 454-2851 for more information.
from 10 P4TI. - 2 a.m. $2 cover singles dance and party. Ad- w e e k ' s s h o w s i n c l u d e
atf Rainbow i<3ard3ns from|9 charge. D.J. Kevin Armstrong mission $2 and live D.J. Every "2010-The Year We Made Con-
p.m. to 1 a.m.. Music provided I Nutcracker -Presented by
spinning the tunes every Tuesday and Thursday for $3 tact" and "Beverly Hills Cop" the Erie Civic Ballet at the
by "Perfect Stranger". Cost Thursday night. *
$5. No beer, mixes allowed by all the tacos and wings you Warner Theatre Saturday
orders of the management. No

can eat|||j I i December f l 5 f a t 8 p.m. and
| Peninsula Inn -44 Penin- December 16 at 2 p.m. For
coolers* permitted. Shuttles sula Drive. "Contour" will be m Tom's Tavern -340 East
leave Baldwin at 8:30 p.m., 9:15 ticket*^ information call
performing Thursday and Fri- 12th Street. Every Wednesday, 452-4857. I #73* *F
p.m. and 10 p.m. Shuttles day from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Friday, and Saturday D.J.
leave Gardens!, at 11:15 p.m., "Northcoast Band" will be Flyer. Saturday noon - 6 p.m.
12:15 p.miand 1:00 a.m. playing Saturday. No cover! and Wednesday 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
12 ounce draft beers 25 cents.
Pal Joeys -1101 State
* Sunday, December! 9 Street. "Albert of India" will be DQC vern 2 an
^"Scarface" will be|shown in '%£& J *
playing Friday and Saturday tsburgh. Tuesday'College" 10 *Jfc ^£ L
Mercyhurst Little Theatre
the Back Porch Cafe at 7 p.m. from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. nite 2 for 1 drinks and slices of -presents "Come Back Little
and 9 p.m. Admission is 50 pizza for 10 cents with 15 Sheba", December 6-8 at 8
cents, ML I Kate's at the Holiday Inn ounce drafts. Wednesday is p.m. $5 for adults and $3rtor
Downtown -Performing all Lady's Night 25 cent; drinks students and senior citizens. I Duquesne University Tarn-
weekend will be "Angel Fire" and D.J. Ken Olowin. Thursday Call 825-0255 for i m o r e buritzans -Will perform at the
from 9:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m. vj free? wings 9 p.m. till ... 15 information. Warner Theater on Friday,
ounce drafts for 50 cents. Fri- D e c e m b e r ^ at |8:15 p.m.
Docksiders -420 State day, Schnapps 50 cents and Gannon University Theatre Reserved seats $7 and general
Street. Saturday, there will be D.J. "Other Brother". Saturday - presents Steinbeck's Classic admission $5 for adults and $4
two bands performing, "Brook Drink n' Drown with D.J. Ken. for students and senior
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PAGE 8

in full
Men even at 2-2 Lose first two
Green Lady Lakers
all-time record Start slowly
By R.J. Zonna - with a 23-10 spurt to take con-
trol of the contest. The Lakers By Bob Shreve • f from the IJne. Her efforts earn-
Mercyhurst's John Green found themselves down by fif- Coach Darlene Rosthauser ed her a spot on *the All-
became the all-time leading teen points, 49-34, at the half. learned that 1984-85 may be Tournament team^
scorer jjIn Laker Baskerball Canisius guard Kay Hall somewhat trying at;times for v Putnam added 12 points and
history when he connected for scored 21 of his game high 37 her women's basketball team. 10* rebounds to the 'Hurst
22 points in a losing cause points in the'first half to lead The women competed in the cause, while Jeana White had
against the» Canisius Golden the Golden Griffins. Edinboro Tournament over the 10 points. Tate pulled down a
The 'Hurst, down by as weekend, and freshmen jitters game-high 13 rebounds.
Griffins last Saturday. The
many as 19, used a 12-4 run to were clearly evident. * "Our* shooting (28 percent)
95-73 loss again dropped the
'Hurst to .500 (2-2). The Lakers cut the , Canisius lead to iAll eight freshmen saw ac- killed us," noted Rosthauser.
had defeated Alllancejfor the eleven, 67-56,< with just.) over tion the opening night as the "If we had shot better, we
second time this season eight minutes remaining. Lady* Lakers dropped an 81-40 could have won the game. The
earlier in the week. However, Canisius used a decision to Davis & El kins, the girls did play a good game. We
good ball control offense to eventual tournament cham- came out in the man-to-man
The 'Hurst returns to the
keep the Lakers in check the pion. Seniors Sandra Tate and defense which surprised
Campus Center tomorrow
rest of the way. Sherry Putnam led the way them. I was pleased how well
evening as they host the Car-
Hall's 37 points was a career with 11 and 10 points. * we played it, because we
dinals of St. John Fisher. The The Lakers' Marly Cams (34)
New Yorkers travel to Erie with high for thr Golden Griffins all- lays in a basket enroute to a 96-81 ."We had a bad case of the haven't practiced it that
a deliberate team led by junior time leading scorer. Hall also destruction of Alliance. . nerves," admitted Rosthauser. much." : 1
Joe Gran teed, a 6-6 forward. grabbed 11 rebounds to lead two more baskets from the "Davis & Elkins was very The Lady Lakers^have one
The Cardinals were 1-0 C a n i s i u s . Center Chris field, but hit on 27 of 44 free physical and a tremendously more contest on Friday night
heading Into yesterday's con- Heinhold added 22 points for throws compared to the drilled team. We didn't work wit h i s t . John Fisher before
test against Rochester. John 2-1 Canisius. Lakers* 9 of 13. the ball inside and took some taking the holidays off. Mer-
G r e e n , J* The IS c o r i n g f Supporting Green's; 22 Earlier in the week, Mer- very low percentage shots." cyhurst will return to action on
Machine", has know, amassed tallies were Todd Lee, who had cyhurst defeated Alliance Col- January 5 at Pitt-Johnstown.«
Mercyhurst surprised Edin-
1,765 points in just a little over 16 points to go along with his lege 96-81. Leading the Laker boro by coming out in a man- .-*»•

three seasons to surpass the game high 12 rebounds .and scorers &was Green. His 28 to-man defense in the consola-
previous record of 1,750 points
held by Jesse -Campbell
(1972-76). The next monumen-
Marty Cams, who chipped in
with 13 markers and 10 boards.
The Lakers»were their own
points was a season-high tion affair. The Lady Lakers
point total for a 'Hurst in- hung tough before finally
dividual this yea. Marty Cams dropping a 66-58 decision.
Women'
tal goal for Green to reach is
the prestigous 2,000 point
plateau.
worst enemy, as they turned
the ball over 25-times and were
called for 31 personal fouls.
chipped in with 16, while Todd
Lee added 15 markers. Jon Candy Hoover led all 'Hurst
Berkeley led the Lakers with scorers with 13 points, hitting
5 of 7 from the floor and 3 of 4
assistant
Canisius opened the game Canisius connected on only

team which participated in the


NC£A Final Four competition.
13 rebounds.

intramural volleyball cham- years. •% |


named
pionship! It|marks|the second I know the coach wanted to Jack Rosthauser has been
The SUBonaventure club went year* in a row that Sting has avoid |a possible injury to named as the assistant coach
Yokes to the fina|game when Lanier
went down with a knee injury
won|the title. Both times over
F.U.RA.R. in the final match.
John, espcially|since Alliance forr the 1984-85 Mercyhurst
women's basketball team. If
Over and watched fas the Bonnies
took runner-up honors. |
was going tto do&verythtng Joi
|8's|power tofstop John from the name sounds familiar, it
For those of you who were
Easy W Kalbaugfi was flown out to upset ^with Coach Kalbaugh
breaking the record agaijfst
them. But, I'm not sure ifiit
should. Jack is the brother-in-
law of head coach Darlene
Milwaukee after lasffnight's when hejtook John Green out was fair to the fansiwhothave Rosthauser. %.
game in Clarion! courtesy of raphe game Thursday evening; e n j o y e d w a t c& i n g | | h e Jack Rosthauser is a former
the Bucks,| and will be flown before he Shad an opportunity "Shooting Machine" play for baseball and basketball player
back in time jfor|tomorrow's to break! the Mercyhurst All- these four years. Theflwere at Iroquois High School. While
contest against!Si . John time jsco^ing! record^ y o | denied a chance to see a Laker playing for legendary Tom Bar-
Fisfeell w e r e n f r ? a l o h e f Despite legend | n the^mak|ngp: ? ringer, he was a member of a
Kalbaugrfs gentlemanly move, But, thenJWgain, |s $t a County Champion and District
Alsoja note of congratula- it&Jidn't go overito weiljwith oaches job to playf a game Ten Champion team.
tions to the members of Sting, the fans who have watched
By Greg Yoke John piayffof the past thjee ifs#for|th fans?f | § |- Since graduating,
the winners of|his years co-ed Whateverihe^case. There is Rosthauser has been active in
a^ery^goodfbhance thatwohn a number*of local basketball
If yot| can find the Detroit
Piston^ Milwaukee Bucks Na-
tional Basketball Association
Netters take!second wilkbreatethe 2,000 point barfe
b&iter during ^five-game homes!
a n n an r
and Softball leagues.:He has
been employed at General
ott television ^onighlMpay A creditable second was the tion, Caap partnered)* Phil I i sf i
. i^B- .ife Electric for the past ten years.
special attention tof the finishing place for the Mer- Nykyforuk to the .1 doubles
halftime festJvitie:^^ i cyhurst men's tennis team in title. 1 ? j
^During the haira Milwaukee last ^weekend's SSixth Annual •. It was a valiant effort for the
islmakingia speciaf presenta-
tion>*to the? greats Bob Lanier.
Concordia College Invitational Lakers who were missing Joe
Tennis Tournaments LoCastro from the starting
Little Kings Night!
Sof why ^should fyou watch?
Well, joining the Uglier retire-
d Rutgers led the team stan- lineup due to aV-cartlidge
dings with 29 points followed operation. **We beat Rutgers IBATES l
ment presentational!be Mer- by the Lakers' 24. Concordia in every singles encounter so Beer Distributors
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roomates during ^heir^four claimed four individual win- The Lakers break now until
years* ofS collegiate^ hoops at ners; Jens Caap, . 1 , Joel February 15 when they play in
St.* Bonaventure. The two Balogunv .2, Walt Hader, .4, another iteam tourney with
played on the 1970 Bonnie and Juan Blazquez, .5. In addi- Cornell, Navyjand Millersville. WHERE BEER WILL NEVER BE. ^ • S a S t N L # ^ ^ t t ^ H ^ H N 4 K ^ H M