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VOL. 70 NO.

'S ERIE October 10,1996


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Tiillio Field" to;be D e d i c a t e d at Homecoming


By Chris Wloch
Merciad News Editor

On Saturday Oct. 12, the newly In 1982, the football program


christened "Tullio Field" will be was established here at
formally dedicated 15 minutes Mercyhurst. This resulted in a
before the Homecoming game conversion into one practice field
against Gannon tl 1:30 p.m. Dur- for football and two soccer play-
ing the ceremony which will honor ingfields.At the same time, the
the former Erie m ayor and coach, Tullio name faded away with the
1,500 small footballs commemo- renovations.
rating the event will be distrib- Back in the spring of this year,
uted, andfireworkswill be shot when the Erie School District
off as the field is unveiled. announced that the Veteran
College President Dr. William Memorial Stadium would be
Garvey, said that the reason for closed this fall .for repairs, the
naming the playing field after college decided to construct a fa-
Louis Tul lio, mayor of Erie from cility which would allow
1966 -89, was because of his in- Mercyhurst homefootballgames
volvement in providing for the to be played on campus for the
original playing field at first time.
Mercy hurst over two decades ago. "The Tullio name was restored " Tullio Field " features a press box, scoreboard, and bleachers that can seat 1,100 spectators.
According to Garvey, back in when we created something im- It is surrounded by new fencing and landscaping work. Photo credit: Aaron Connell
the early 1970s, when Mercyhurst pressive because it had been there \

Grst went co-ed, there was a need from the beginning, a nd also since his team was undefeated during Erie Schools District and the after "Tullio. "He •woula oe very
for a baseball field for the newly we received a gift from a member hisfirstyear and ranked number Mayor's Office where she served pleased about thefieldbeca use of
established men' steam at the col- w
of the family , Garvey said. one in'?the nation among.Small as Business Administrator and his love for football and because
lege. Erie May or Louis Tullio was Before Tullio was mayor of Erie, colleges. Executive Assistant he was always very proud to be
instrumental in providing for an he was a legendary football coach Pat Liebel, Director Of Alumni Liebel said that she thinks it's associa ted with Mercyhurst,"she
on-campusfield,and a rock with at both Academy, High School Services at Mercyhurst, worked wonderful that the administration said.
a plaque inscribed with his name and Gannon, University, where with Tullio for 30 years in the has decided to name the new field
was installed in his honor;

Biology Department to Honor


Distinguished Alumna at Open House This year's guest of honor will "We discovered that vitamins
By Todd Zielinski Cand B-12, when combined, cure
Merciad Writer be Dr. Sister M. Eym a rd Poydock.
Poy dock has taught biology, and cancer in mice. We have .also
she chaired the department at found out that the same experi-
On Friday, October 11,from3 - ments conducted in Europe are
4:30 p.m., the Biology Depart- Mercyhurst from 1947 to 1989.
She is a member of the Pennsyl- not only successful in mice, but
ment will host an open house to humans as well," Poydock said.
showcase some of the new addi- vania .Academy of Science and
the Am erica n Associa tion for the In her 40 years as the director of
tions to their department Biol- cancer research, she has earned
ogy Department Director Dr. Advancement of Science. During
Lewis M.Lutton said, "This gives her 42 year involvement, the biol- several honors such as being
ogy depa rtment has enjoyed great named a Distinguished Alumna
us a good chance to show the of Mercyhurst College in 1984.
support the administration has success.
Poydock's j efforts have put Lutton said that he hopes that
given us in the various endeav- this event will give everyone out-
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ors." At the open house there will Mercyhurst at the leading edge of
cancer research on not only a lo- side the Biology Department a
be different labs set up as well as chance to witness some of the
a showing of the new animal room cal scale, but on a global scale
great advancements in the field
facility. well.

Attention Seniors! Do You Want to Graduate in the Spring?


If you haven't already, you must take the Writing Proficiency Exam
Tuesday, Oct. 22,3 - 6 p.m. or Saturday, Oct. 26,9 a.m. - Noon
Report to the lobby of Zurn 15 minutes before the exam is to start.
Dr. Sister Eymard Poydock
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Service Learning Experiences MSG News: Bonfire at Pep Rally
By Chris Wloch
Merciad News Editor By Melissa Lang with a proposal to buy a new ID
New business was brought up
MSG Secretary system. Last year, the MSG body
During the afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 5, students involved in the at the meeting regarding parking,
suggested buying a new system
Service Learning Program at Mercyhurst participated in two events in On Monday, Oct 7,1996, MSG maintenance concerns and com-
and student government would
the Erie community, an afternoon cruise on Presque Isle Bay for Erie- r
held its weekly meeting in the puter lab hours. Students have
pay for half but the proposal fell
area elementary students and a children's festival in downtown Erie. Student Government Chambers been complaining about the lack
through. Administration is now
More than 20 students helped out with the "Give Kids a Hand" in die Union. looking into purchasing a new ID of parking spaces and other stu-
violence free familyfestivalwhich took place in Perry Squarefrom11 Homecoming is this weekend. system if MSG is willing to cover dents parking in the wrong spaces.
a.m. to 4 pan. Carol Unseld, Director of Educational Programs at SAC and MSG have several ex- half of the cost An ad hoc com- The problem wil 1 be dealt with by
Hospitality House and former Assistant Director of Residence Life at citing events planned. Frida y night mittee was organized to draw up the MSG committees.
Mercyhurst coordinated the event. will bring the first pep rally with a proposal that will be presented Maintenance problems that
"It was positively a success. The Mercyhurst students were excel- a bonfire in history. The bonfire at next week's meeting. ^> were brought up dealt with ma in-
lent. They really made the day run smoothly. Without them, we will be held behind the football In Freedom Zone news, layout tenance workers entering stu-
wouldn't have had as many opportunities for personal interactions practice field at 8 p.m., if the for the first issue is being com- dents' apartments without stu-
with the kids," she said. weather permits. At Saturday's pleted. Look for the issue to be dents being aware that they were
' Also on Saturday, several Mercyhurst students helped out with kids football game our new field will there. It was suggested that main-
out soon.
aboard the cruise ship Good limes III which arrived from Cleveland be named and the Homecoming tenance call before they plan to
David Roth, president of the
for the day. The event was organized by Tish Donze, Director of the King and Queen will be an- enter the apartments or if pos-
Wilderness Foundation, reminded
Mercy Center for Women, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit nounced. sible, make a schedule so that
all who signed up for the rafting
this center for women and children in transition. Students from severa 1 The lecture series will start on trip on October 25 and 26 to at- students know when they are go-
gra de schools like St Luke's and Mount Ca rmel had a chance to cruise Thursday, October 24 with ing to be there. Also, laundry dry-
tend the equipment check meet*
all around the bay from 1 to 3 p.m. for only $5. <• "UFO'S, The Grand Deception" ers seem to be giving a number of
ing on Thursday, October 10 at
Sister Carol Ann Vol tz, Director of Service Learning at Mercyhurst presented by Mr. Peter Jordan. students problems as far as dry-
8:30 p.m. in the Student Govern-
said that she was very pleased with the weather conditions on the day The lecture series will be held in ing clothes thoroughly. The Resi-
ment Chambers.
of the cruise, "You could be on the top deck without a jacket. Children the Little Theater at 8 p.m. dence Life Committee plans to
MSG is still waiting for the
who might never have had the experience ofridingaboard a large ship Once again the fundraiser was look into the problems.
skates tobc movedfromthe Union
bad the opportunity to do so. The kids couldn't get over the number of discussed and representatives Another common gripe by stu-
1 ID the Ice Center. This was to be dents is the lack of hours in the
sailboats that passed by and waved to them, * she said. were given brochures about the
V o l t z o r g a n i z e d tbc s t u d e nt v o l u n t e e r s w h i c h Included J a s o n T r o w e r s , completed before the start of the computer Jab. Most students ca n-
United Way. The fundraiser com- hockey season (Oct* (19). MSG
Angela Counce, Stephanie Smith, Kelly Marx, Chad Victorski, Jamie mittee will meet on Wednesday not get work done be fore it closes.
Fitzgerald, Brian Kapusta, Piper Burnett and Pui San Cheung. Burnett said it was more convenient for
at 9 p.m. in the Government Students would like to know if it
said that she enjoyed spending her Saturday working with the kids. the students if the skates were
Chambers to discuss the would be possible to have • the
"I've never been on a cruise and I love kids so I thought this would be located in the be Center rather
money collected will be donated. hours extended. The Facilities Use
a good way to be on a boat and experience the fulfillment of children than the Union and it would also
Administration approached Committee plans on looking into
who are happy. I had a lot of fun," she said. lessen the wear and tear on the
MSG President Stacey Fitzpa trick this possiblity.
Voliz expressed appreciation for the time and effort expended by skates.
students who helped to make the events on Saturday a success. "I was
so inspired by our students, in Perry Square and on the cruise who
could have spenta beautiful Saturday in Octoberdoingsomething else,
but they chose to serve their community," she said.
The Merciad
VOL. 70 NO. 5 October 10,1996
New Appointments Make Merciad Editors
lohn Murphy
Smooth Transitions cott Vance
Editor-in-Chief
Sports Editor
James Hain
Jason Giffen
A&E Editor
Advertising
By Chris Wloch, hris Wloch News Editor Michelle Mizia Copy Editor
Merciad News Editor rad Rybczynski Features Editor Aaron Connell Graphics
Jc L Administrator an Hllflker Senior Writer Advisor
Jerry Trambley
of the Criminal Justice Training
College President Dr. William
Programs, Shirley Williams. Merciad Staff
Carvey announced several new
The new Director of Residence lamz Porzio Shawn tea Howard
appointments to positions on both Jessica Russell Tavis Overstreet
life, Tyrone Moore, will be ban- tephen Nolan Joe Wong' Carrie Tappe
the Main and North East Emilio Colaiacovo
Mercyhurst campuses last week. dling many of Brown's former ill Melville , Mindi McDowell Nicole Ponstingle Rich Costello
"These are all veteran adminis- duties at Mercyhurst main cam- Todd Zielinski Mary Pike Jody Washington
trators. With their new positions, pus. Moore will be relocating to Kelly Green Kara Clark Steve Torriero
they will bring new energies and Brown's former office in Old Nicole Esposito Zoe Cohen Heather Cvitkovic
new vistas to their areas. We ex- Main 213, and his responsibili-
pect a good result," Carvey said ties will include programming The Merciad is the student-produced newspaper of Mercyhurst College, Box 161,
on Monday afternoon. housing for the 1,225 students on 501 E. 38th St., Erie, Pa., 16546. Phone 824-2376.
The North East campus a ppoint- campus and working with the
ments include Executive Dean Dr. maintenance staff to stay on top Fhe Merciad welcomes letters to the editor.
Gary Brown, Academic Dean Dr. of the many requests. Moore will Lgned r jhi^t tfte
David Palmer, Dean of Adminis- also have the Office of Career name will be withheld on uest. u n d e r certai n conditions.
tration James Lanahan, Director Services, Cooperative Education The Merciad's editorial opinion is determined by the Editorial Boardwith the Editor-in-Chief -
of Athletics Joseph Jordano, and and Minority Services reporting holdingfinalresponsibility. The opinions expressed in The Merciad are not necessarily those of
Director of the Constable Train- to him. The Merciad, its staff or Mercyhurst College. „
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Moore said that he feels both compete. At M e re y h u rs t, wh a t we
fortunate and proud to work with want [to do is make the5office
the outstanding people in his staff. more student-friendly so that we
'There are many talented Resi- can spend the appropriate a mount
dence Life personnel who pro- of time with students and prepare
vide quality service. The R.A.s them for* that-kind of competi-
this year are particularly impres- tion," he said.
sive. They bring a lot of leader- Some of the unique features
ship qualities to their positions Hvezda would like to see in the
and truly are a caring group of future include more diversely tar-
personalities who work hard to geted seminars, and a stronger
meet student needs," he said, i connection with alumni. Hvezda
Last Tuesday, R.A.s from said he hopes that seniors will
Baldwin informed Moore that two fully utilize thefreeservices of-
television sets were missing from fered by his office and that under-
their building. With the help of classmen will continue £ to seek
Maintenance Director Bill out co/op and internship job place-
Kerbusen, Moore made sure that ments.
the T.V.s were installed by Rodger Gregorich has also been
Wednesday a fternoon. promoted to the position of Dean
Replacing Moore as the head of ofPublic Safety Progra ms for both
Career Services is Robert Hvezda, campuses. His new office is Old
who was named acting director. Main 214, formerly occupied by
"Students need to be 'job-ready* Bud Dever, who retired from This stained glass window, recently installed in Sullivan Hall, depicts the House of
in order to make the best first his position of Security Director Mercy founded on Baggot Street in Dublin in 1827 by Catherine McAuley. The
impression so that they can suc- over the summer. new window will be dedicated In early December. Photo credit: Aaron Connell

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D3 Audience Zero
By James Haiti and bored audiences alike and
restore faith in the film industry.
figured that all you need to please
the kiddies is somcjbathroom
prep school whose alumni are
less than thrilled at the prospect
Merc lad A&E Editor
D3: Tlie Mighty Ducks is not humor,! a little slapstick, and of having the team gracing the
Lately, we've been getting
EmilioEstevcz. But that duck, as ice. This subplot will go right
some astonishing proof that it's one of those films. Another by-
they say, don't fly.* over the heads of the film's target
possible to make live-action kids the-numbers product from
Disney's notoriously bland live- Estevez has the good sense to audience, and suggests that
movies that don't stink. Babe,
maybe the writers were trying for
Fly Away Home, A Little Prin- action films division, the?only keep his distance, appearing only
thing that distinguishes this from in a handful of scenes. During a Dead Poets Society kind of feel.
cess. It's always refreshing when
the filmmakers take the time to the first two Mighty Ducks films theopcningcredits,hcannounccs it doesn't come off.
cultivate their story, polish their is that it was captured on differ- that he's accepted an administra- How predictable is this movie?
product, and talk to the audience ent pieces of celluloid. More of a tive job and will no longer be Alittleboy sittingbchindme(who
coaching the ragtag pee-wce had not, as it turned out, seen the
like they're actual, thinking be- product than a movie, D3 just lies
hockey team that starred in the moviebefore) predicted every plot
ings rather than mindless lumps there hal fheartedly, not even car-
first two films. The Ducks have twist before it happened! Maybe
of carbon. Such films can garner ing if anyone lis entertained.
the praise of jaded dim critics Someone at Disney apparently gotten full scholarships to a snotty he should write for the movies.

Short Attention Span Video


THEY'RE BAA A CCCKKKUU By Henry Krinkle
OCTOBER 1 0™ •ft i- *?
It's the return of
Creepy Guy in the Corners

Through The Cable Guy: Short circuit


Erie's very own Chain Reaction: No reaction.
NOVEMBER 1 7™ f
Courage Under Fire: Gripping.
comedy i sensation! Escape From LA.: On shaky ground.
THURS.-SAT. — 8 PM The Fan: Say it ain't so, Bobby! f
.SUNDAY MATINEES The funniest'and The Frighteners: Spirited.
OCT. 20, NOV. 3 & 17 — 2PM The Hunchback ofNotre Dame: Charming ugly guy,
TM6 most popular play Independence Day: Dumb funl *

BOX OFFICe uAJJHWC in the history of


The Island of Dr. Moreau: Science affliction.
Mission Impossible: Impossible to follow.
tf™« locals theatre! Multiplicity: One is enough.
PHONE The Nutty Professor: Big fun.I
Phenomenon: Travolta-riffic.
456-5656 SP0OCS: Tlie Rock: Rock in'.
Striptease: The empress has no clothes.
A Time to Kill: Jimmy Stewart lite.
HflWnNGOFlHS Tut Cup: Par for the course.
THffATlte Twister: Blows.
PRODUCTION By Richard Bolcr

Hooley
By Jody Washington

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Merciad Columnist

Find something green to wear,


and jig yourself over to the Mary
D'Angelo Performing Arts Cen-
ter to join students, past and
vived in 1994. present, for an evening of music
On Wednesday, Oct 23 j the Films shown in the D'Angelo Perform- provided by Hooley, on Satur-
for Discussion Scries presents the ing Arts Center at 7:IS p.m. Ad- The show runs Thursdays-Satur-
days at 8 |>.in. and oundays at 2 day, October 12at8:30p.m. This
Academy Award*winning docu- mission is free to Mercy hurst stu- $, FINANCIAL AID $ celebration of Irish music is part
mentary Anne Frank Remem- dents with ID and President's Card p.m. (Oct 20,i Nov. 3 8c 17th
only) through Nov. 17th. For Attention All Students! ofAlumni weekend and celebrates
bered. Directed by Jon Blair, the holders. General admission is $3. FREE Money is currently the 70th anniversary of Irish roots
tickets call the box office at 456-
film tells the story of the young available for College Students at Mercy hurst.
girl whose diary personalized the Now Playing at the Roadhousc 5656. Nationwide. Over $6 Billion in
aid is now available from Hooley began in 1991, and is
horrors of the Holocaust The Theater is the hilarious comedy Wanna be a clown? Ringling private sector, grants & made up of six musicians and two
film uses personal testimony from "Spooks: The Haunting of the Brothers and Barnum and Bailey scholarships. All students are stepdancers. They perform their
those who knew her, nevcr-bc- Skowronski Sisters." The play, Circus is holding auditions for
eligible to receive some sort of
music with a variety oftraditional
aid regardless tof grades,
forc-secn photos, previously un- by local playwright Richard Bolcr, clowns and dancers in Pittsburgh income, or parent's income. Irish instruments. The Pittsburgh-
discovered family letters, and the tells the story of a family of bick- on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in Let us help you.
based group is led }by accom-
only known film footage of Anne ering old sisters whojfear their the Civic Arena. For more info
Student Financial Services
plished vocalist and songwriter
herself to convey the powerful house may be haunted. Madness Li-800-263-6495 ext. F5249I
call Lorraine Capozzi or Jill Ray Werner.
and emotionally shattering story, ensues in this hilarious fa! Alston at (412) 281-3889.1 Just Tickets for students and
narrated by Kenneth Branagh and which premiered at the Roadhousc thought you'd like to know. President's Card holders are $3.
Glenn Close. The film will be in 1991, and was previously re-
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DanccDepartment Kicks Off An Aggressive Season


By Amanda Smith
Catherine Schaeffer
Contributing Writers.
and Mercyhurst Dancers hosted more cert, "Blue Jeans, Ballet, and Bo-
than 150 audience members for a lero."
Parents Weekend studio perfor-
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In addition to the on campus
TVFYI
By Carrie Tappe began for Jonathan Schmitz, a
mance. The performance in- performances this month, {there Merciad TV Critic guest on The Jenny Jones Show,
As the fall term quickly un- cluded a lecture demonstration wil 1 be a showing at the Millcreek With James Hain who allegedly shot and killed.
folds, the Mercyhurst College choreographed by senior Dance Mall on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Merciad A&E Editor Scott Amcndure in March 1995,
Dance Department is looking for- major Erin Pettijean. Also pre- on ft he main jlstage in the after both had appeared on the
ward to presenting a robustschcd- sented were "Cowboy Man," a Dahlkemper concourse. Spon- One of the most famous prime highly-rated talk show. The topic
ule of diverse and exciting per- modern dance premiere by ^fac- sored by the'Lake Erie Ballet time soap operas, Dallas, is back of the show was "Secret Crushes
formances. These productions ulty member Catherine Schaeffer, Theatre and the Mercyhurst Col- on the air—in reruns. Dallas was Revealed." It wasn't until they
will showcase the talents and ex- "Lady of Shallot," by senior lege Dance Department, the show- the longest-running night-time were on the air that it was re-
pertise of incoming guest artists, Dance major Theresa Lacomb, case is [part of the community soap opera in TV history, lasting vealed to Schmitz that the person
collaborative performances with creative movement with the Erie event, "An Affa ir to Remember." on CBSfrom1978 to 1991. The who had a crush on him was not a
the Lake Erie Ballet, and, of Splash Dancers, led by Vicky This week, Dance Department lives of J.R. Ewing (Larry . woman, but a man, his next door
course, our own Mercyhurst Kilmer, and excerpts from the Director Tauna Hunter joins fac- Hagm a n), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), neighbor, Amendure. Schmitz
Dancers. Throughout the 1996- ballet "Coppelia," re-staged?by ulty members in welcoming Bobby (Patrick Duffy), and Pam was so humiliated that he alleg-
97 academic year, there will be Dance Department Director Sharon Randolph as guest artist (Victoria Principal) can be seen edly went to Amendure*s house
in-studio showings, community Tauna Hunter. in residence to the Dance Depart- three times each weekday on The the next day and shot him to death.
outreach performances, a presen- This Saturday, Oct 12, the sec- ment Randolph is the Director of Nashville Network.. (Erie The case brought renewed atten-
tation of student choreography in ond studio performance will be the Dance Division atInterlochen Cablevision Channel 22). tion to the content of such trash
the Taylor Little Theater and full presented for Homecoming Center for the Performing and TV shows. The trial is being
evening concerts in the new Ma ry Weekend in the Weber Hall dance Visual Arts in Michigan. On Tuesday, Octv^th, the trial 'televised live on Court TV. /
D'Angelo Performing Arts Cen- studio at 11 a.m. Again, included Watch this column for updates
ter. will be the lecture demonstration on the Dance Department*& 1996-
On Saturday, Oct. 5,^the aw
* excerpts from the fall con- 97 season. Movie Quote of the Week
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"It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. -
-This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

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ON THE DITCH
By John Murphy
lElection Our Political Columnists
give their opinions on eco-
Editor In Chief 1996 nomic issues in this election.
It's homecoming time again, and we all know what that means now don't
we? Or do we? I mean, who's coming home, and whose home are they
coming to anyway? I never really thought about it before, but doesn't the
Supply-Side System Delivers
name of this weekend suggest that the past students that come back and visit Emilio Colaiacovo president, was a firm believer in a "Hoovcrish" style to economic
campus this weekend once thought of Mercy hurst as their home? Mcrciad Columnist the supply-side theory. On Sep- troubles are the true saboteurs of
Is this not a bit of a stretch? A bit of overt sentimentality? Not for me it tember 18, 1963, President this great economic package.
isn't Just when I was about to apply my cynical nature to deriding what As I was watching the debates Kennedy said, "a tax cut means Supply side economics is not
homecoming actually meant, I figured out that this place has been my home last Sunday, I sensed that neither higher ^family income, a .higher just a faded relic of the past Its
for the last three years. Bob Dole nor Bill Clinton had any business profit and a balanced potential to revive the economy
I'm not getting all mushy here, or? looking for brownie points with tangible plan! to salvager our budget As the national economy is quite evident throughout his-
administration, (mind you, I could do with some), but this place has been economy. Any system that penal- grows, the federal government will tory. Presidents Coolidge,
home in a very true sense. When I arrived here over three years ago as a veryizes success and accomplishment ultimately end up with more rev- Kennedy and Reagan all utilized
'green' Irishman, I needed the security of a home. I was in a new country, is wrong. Any system,'as ours enue. » the supply-side theory and all
a new culture, everything was new and unfamiliar. I know every freshman currently does,, that discourages Even John Kennedy was a be- were witnesses to great economic
goes through this experience when they come to college, but it's a little bit productivity and discourages eco- liever. Regardless of what politi- expansions with less government
more intense when you're a foreign student nomic progress, is equally wrong. cal party is in power, an economy intrusion. Unfortunately I feel that
I was 3,000 miles from home, my parents weren't coming for Parents On the other hand, if you reduce strangled by tax rates will never this system has been forgotten by
Weekend, I wasn't going home for a long weekend. Wondering where the taxes and allow people to spend those who prospered under its
produce enough revenue to bal-
hell I was in those early days, seeing these walls when I walked through more of what they earn, they will ance the budget, nor will it pro- intent
campus was comforting. When everything else was strange, they were be more industrious; and in turn, duce good jobs or enough busi- Senator Dole, now a self pro-
always there, standing, even the parking ramp. I kind of got used to them, they will have more incentive to claimed supply side economist
ness profits. The soundest way to
and I guess they kind of got used to me. work hard, and the money they once joked, "a bus with supply
ra ise revenue tod a y is to cut taxes
Since then, the connection has grown. We're old buddies now, me and this earn will add fuel to our national sidcrs just crashed and all aboard
now!
campus. Sure I get pissed off at him now and again, and I reckon he gets a economy. The end result is more the bus died....the bad news is
In this election year where bal-
there was an empty scat" Supply
little annoyed with me too, but we 're still mates. I even missed him over the revenue for the federal;govern- ancing the federal budget seems
ment. Many economists call it side economics is not a theory to
summer. to be an important topic to the
be abused for political gain as we
While I was working in Madrid this summer, it was back to square one. supply-side economics, some call voters,both Bill Clinton and Bob
have seen lately. If anyone is in-
A strange environment, no familiar faces, I was homeless again. When it it Reaganomics, some even went Dole must heed the'advice of
came time to come back to Mcrcyhurst, it didn't feel like I was a foreign as far as labeling it as voodoo tent on reforming the economic
John Kennedy and Ronald
student going back to college in America. In a strange way, maybe even a economics. I call it common sense. Reagan. Tax cuts do stimulate system to make it fairer and flat-
scary way, it felt like I was going home. Back to familiar walls, familiar A have always viewed govern- the economy, they do curb gov- ter, then our government must
(aces, familiar routines, there's something comforting in all this. ment as a kind of organization that adapt this as our economic
ernment growth and they do
I understand now why all the Irish 'lads'who have gone before me return craved money and never wanted pol icy.
stimulate job<growth.^For ex-
year after year. I used to think it was because the price of beer was so cheap to curtail its "direct" revenue. Yet, 'Shifting back and forth from
ample, during Ronald Reagan's
in Erie, and let's not kid ourselves here, this is a major incentive. But now by cutting taxes, not only would supply side economics to a
tenure in office, jobs paying over
that I've thought about it, these guys have a deep bond with Mercy hurst you stimulate the economy, but Keynesian economic style does
$28,000 increased 46.1%, the
When you come from a different Country, you develop strong tics with the also you would curb the growth of taxes decreased, and inflation fell not help in establishing i solid
place that welcomed you, nurtured you, and offered you a home. government and reduce its inter- from 13.5 to 4.1. economic policy. In the future,
Mcrcyhurst is good at this. It docs have a homely atmosphere, whether ference with the economic life of These are the obvious successes our government leaders must
you're a foreign or a domestic student. Those alums who return each the federal government of supply-side economics. Con- adopt a single economic policy
homecoming weekend have made me realize this, I plan on enjoying these Many times people see this as a versely, the obvious fa ilure of the and adhere to it In my humble
home comforts in the time I have left failed Republican mantra, how- Reagan years is our national debt opinion, if a society wants to al-
ever, many fail to realize that sup- However it is* unfair to blamc low people to keep more of what
ply-side economics is truly a bi- only Reagan for this disaster. An they earn and curb government

Editorial partisan doctrine. John F.


Kennedy, a great Democratic
uncooperative congress and a
presidential successor who took
intrusion, then our government
must follow the supply side doc-
trine.
Over this past week the Mcrciad received a letter to the editor in
response to EmilioColaiacovo's article on abortion in last week's issue.
The letter was a poignant and moving account of one Mcrcyhurst !
By Joe Wong
Tax Cuts Unrealistic all America ns. Both have pledged If you have a lot of credit card
student's personal experience with having an abortion. Mcrciad Columnist tax cuts for education expenses, bills, mortgage payments, car
The reason the letter docs not appear on theses pages is because the and both have expressed a desire payments, and other debts to pay
letter was not signed by its author. Unfortunately, the editorial rules, as Economics is another one of to cut the deficit and balance the off, you don't go to your boss and
stated beneath our staff box, do not allow for a letter to be printed unless those dry subjects politicians ig- budget ask for a pay cut, instead you try
the letter is signed. This does not mean the person's name will be nore, water down, and skirt While tax cuts may help Ameri- to And more wa ys to ma kc money,
revealed in the paper. It will be withhold upou request by the author. In around. President Clinton suc- ca ns on an immediate basis, they and cut your spending.
other words, no one but the editor need know who wrote the letter. cessfully championed a middle will hurt in the long run. Neither Perot is correct; that is exactly
The Mcrciad appreciates and encourages letters to the editor, class tax cut.in his 1992 cam- candidate has given examples of what this country needs to do if it
especially thought provoking letters I ike the one received this week. AH paign, and then raised our taxes. how they expect to pay for tax is going to eliminate the deficit
we ask is that you give us a name to go along with your material. (Although not as badly as the cuts, but it cannotfeedone with- and pay off the debt It is foolish
Republicans would have us think, out cutting government spend- to preach support for a balanced
it is the largest in its overall fig- ing. But cutting programs to pay budget and at the same time call
Note: Due to the long-weekend next week, the Mcrciad is ta king a well ure, but not in its constant dol- for a tax cut is not going to solve for a tax cut The two ideas arc
lars.) Now Senator Dole is ex- America's debt problems. Ross virtually incompatible in the cur*
earned rest pressing the same sentiments, Perot, in one of his memorable,
campaigning on a 15% tax cut for rent situation.
down-home examples,explained. If > »" ; contd. pg. 7
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By M. E. Pike Letters
Dear Editor,
The Editor
this blissful image from the tip of
Merclad Columnist
Next Monday, the nation will pause to celebrate a man who is credited my tongue and the depths of my
with discovering America. That's right, Columbus Day. The banks will *I LOVE TO DANCE. mind, you may ask. Well it's not
close, mail delivery will go on halt, and the government, for all intents and •I AM A GREAT DANCER. hard when I look around and see 5'2" 102-105
purposes, will take a day off. •I ALWAYS THINK AND the gaunt faces ofthe over-danced 5*3" 105-109
I submit that we are honoring a man who doesn't deserve it Columbus TALK POSITIVELY and underweight dancers around 5*4" 109-112
didn't discover America; nothing of the sort *I EXPECT TO FEEL PRES- 5'5" 112-115
The first people who crossed the Bering land mass over 12,000 years ago SURE AND THAT'S OK, BE- I begin to wonder, what kind of 5'6" 115-118
discovered America. Columbus wasn't even the first European upon CAUSE I KNOW HOW determination and dreams push 57" 118-121
American soil. Early Nordic warriors (that's Vikings) landed in Greenland TO HANDLE IT. * : these young and hopeful girls to 5'8" 121-124
and the eastern coast of Canada almost 500 years before Columbus landed *I AM CONFIDENT, RE- the extreme of starvation and the 5*9" 124-127
in the Bahamas. LAXED, AND FOCUSED hope of fulfilling a dream of per- I really feel sad for these girls.
Not only did Columbus not discover America, he never even started out WHEN I DANCE. fection, nearly impossible to at- Not only are they abusing their
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to discover it The sole purpose of his voyage across the Atlantic was to find •I ALWAYS WORK MY tain. Then, it hits me. Rather, the bodies on a daily basis in their
i quick route to India and China to rape those proud and beautiful lands of HARDEST IN fCLASS AND paper their dance teacher gave to attempt to be the best dancer that
their distinctive goods. REHEARSAL. ; them thefirstday of class is slipped they can possibly be, but every
, As soon as he landed on American soil, and as soon as he realized that the •I WILL BE THE BEST into my hands; it is their syllabus. day, these girls suffer an emo-
natives were not Indians or the Chinese, the only thought that entered his DANCER I CAN BE. It contains a set of "guidelines" tional and psychological chal-
little ethnocentric, European skull was "How can I make slaves of these A beautiful and positive rein- which, it is quoted, 'The depart- lenge to be as thin and perfect as
people?" His answer; treachery, murder, and barbaric acts that would make forcement that forces images of ment has adopted the following their teachers want and expect
the "barbarism" of the natives seem super civilized in comparison. slim, passionate ballet dancers weights from the weight table of them to be.
It is sa id that history is written by the victors. Columbus and those who moving tiny, pointed, pink slip- the American Medical Associa- Good hick girls and bestwishes
followed him were victorious in conquering native North and South pers over a stage of multicolored tion" (Syllabus from Mercyhurst in your attempt to fulfill your
Americans on their mad quest for gold and other riches, and so these rose petals. * College Dance Department: Poli- dreams, while at the same time
Europeans wrote the history. Thy recounted the brutal "conversion" of BONES, THROW-UP, SICK- cies and Procedures P.l 1). living the> nightmares of.some
;
native persons into God fearing Christians. NESS: DEATH 5 -I other young and naive women
Tbey remarked upon the barbarism of a people better left destroyed. They ; How could I possibly interrupt who try to live up to the image
ripped native youths from their homeland to put them on display at society has for you.
European Courts like so many zoo animals. In short, these "founders" of Sincerely, Tiffany Reid.
\ American European heritage didn't even grant the American natives the
rights of a human; life, liberty, and dignity. The only things Columbus and To the Editor: social concerns that take up most have a short note for Mr. Wong:
the other European explorers brought to America were death, disease and of the School newspaper. I will The government of the United
the annihilation of Native ways. • I just finished reading Joe agree most of us are not as pas- States has been run by the elitists
All said, we continually honor these men as heroes of American lore. We Wong's column in the October 3 sionate about politics.as say*a for entirely too long, ours is a
admire their bra very and courage. They are lauded as great thinkers, great issue of the Merclad, and I must political science major, but to say government of the people and by
men. But Ictus not confuse them as great humanitarians. These people did say that I am outraged. I suppose that we should not vote in the the people. If you want to be af-
not care about discovering a new land or a new people. They were only that is typical Democrat banter upcoming election because he filiated with a country that is run
concerned about the contents of their own pockets. though. I will set party affiliation views us as political illiterates is by a tyrannical government that
If we truly wish to honor the discoverers of America, we should have a aside for a moment and still main- absurd. looks down on the working class
"Na tive American Day" and celebrate those first Americans who traversed tain that I think that Mr. Wong is Mr. Wong's comments reflect I think that Russia will be looking
harsh glacial conditions to face an unexplored, uninhabited section of the off on an intellectual supremacist the truth stated by Bob Dole in the for a new leader soon."
globe. These pioneers were the true heroes, European conquerors whose tangent How can he make gener- Presidential Debate, "I trust the
hardest problem was thefindingof gold. And we should remember that alities about the American public people, President Clinton trusts Sincerely
what is past is for all to know, for by knowing our past can we understand and student body based on some J the government." So in closing I Randy Hilliard
[ourselves, our nation, and our future.
Wong contdJinorn \% 6
Our leaders need to take a strong the government unacceptable
Michael J. Opperman
Zeitgeist
i choose to have an abortion as tion only by creating guidelines
tactic a nd not only cut govern- millions. by which prospective voters are
Neither candidate is truly mak- selfish. Both articles are examples £
ment spending, but raise taxes to evaluated. The lines must be
This week's column takes its of elitist ideologies.
pay off the debt Balancing the ing strides to prepare the country Not only are elitist agendas drawn somewhere. Who draws
source from two of the opinion
budget only pays for the deficit, for the tough road ahead. That's dangerous for the majority of the lines? On a personal level,
pieces published in last week's
government revenue surpluses a re not to mention wha t is going to 'common people' in any given what would the writer of the ar-
Merclad. The space of this col-
the only workable way to pay off happen when the baby boomers umn limits my arguments. My system, they are dangerous for ticle think if he/she were judged
the massive debt Without a cut in start receiving social security and response is, therefore, neither the speakers themselves. The elite to be unqualified to vote? The
programs and an increase in rev* those of us in the current college- comprehensive nor exhaustive, are always a numerical minority circles of elitism become nar-
cnucs, the debt ma y cease to grow, age genera (ion are just becoming but I thought it necessary to ad- (by definition) and, therefore, rower upon pursuit of a center.
but it will never be paid oft settled into our careers.
dress both pieces. more vulnerable to shifts in Denying another individual a
President Clinton made an at- Our current political leaders
One of the articles questioned power. right serves to deny yourself a
tempt to follow this line of must begin to take the tough stands the right and/or appropriateness The article on the vote is con- right
thought,by raising taxes and mak- on cconom ics, ta xes, a nd govern- ofthe educationally marginalized structed upon arrogance. There The article concerning abortion
ing large cuts in government ment programs that are hard for or stupid and uneducated (de- is a precept that the views ex- was much more disturbing. It was
spending, bringing the govern- the rest of us to accept pressed are the 'right' views and, also based upon arrogance. With
pending upon one's conception
ment payrolls to one of the lowest If the United States is going to as the frequent paradigmatic the conceit of fully understanding
of society and power structures)
levels in years. But he made the end deficit spending and lower shifts in history have shown, the another's situation and possess-
to vote in the November elec-
mistake of promising tax cuts, the debt, then we have to stop tions. The other article, arguably 'right' views are not a stable, ing the right to judge, the writer
then backing off, and an even talking about tax cuts, start talk- unfocused and mottled with red concrete commodity. condemned most of the women
worse mistake of trying to insti- ing about tax increases, and pre- herrings, proposed to condemn Restricting the right to vote Contd. pg. 8
tute an immense national health pare for fewer government ser- the majority of women who becomes a practical, viable solu»
care system tliat would have cost vices.
Q'3aAi
^ October 10,1996 RCIAD *£G E8

Campus Question: "Did you watch the Presidential Debate and if so, who do you feel won?"

Anthony Woodrome, Senior Heidi Sebnaekel,Sophomore. Jaime Smith, Junior. Nicole Wilder, freshmanl Roderick Davis,Freshman
RIAP Dietetics? Sociology Criminal Justice 1
Business Administration. !'
u
"Yeah, I watched it.... I feel that "I watched a little bit of it, but I It was kind ofa draw. They didn't "I don't feel that either man won "I think Clinton expressed his
Bob Dole won because he was think from the little bit that I really get anything accomplished the election. I feel that they both values more than Dole did ...
more confident than Bill Clinton watched, Dole really seemed con- at all, I just thought it was a big presented their topics and did a Clinton all the way." f
in how he spoke and what he fident and I think he was the win- fight between the two of them. good job."
said." ner of the debate." They didn't resolve issues at all.ft
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Katie Burke,5th year Senior Aloys Vine, Freshman 1 Erik Hoolaban, Senior J I Amitavo Roy, Freshma n Randy Hilliard, Sophomore.
Marketing, Advertizing, HRIM Business Administration Elementary Education Mu sic Educa tion RIAP i
"I didn't watch it because I al- "I think Clinton won the deba te.»»
"I believe president Clinton won "Bob Dole." "Bob Dole all the way."
ready know who I 'm voting for." the debate. »»

Zeitgeist conUUkorn p& 6 SKfi


who have an abortion as selfish. By Torn "Poop" Porubsky
Poop Scoop I
but with different starters at the any level of football before. Pace ing. So to the Orioles, WORST of
The article was written by a man. Merciad Sports Writer skill positions. I had his lowest single game total wishes, love Poop.
This means that the individual The one constant in all of this is for pancakes this season so far
had never had an abortion or Every year in college football, the offensive line which is lead by 1[?-because, he only pancaked him
would be placed in a situation
where this choice would have any
('the He ism an Trophy is given to
bthe top college football player.
Pace.
I have been watching all of the
six times.
Ohio State is unjustifiably
EDUCATIO
direct impact upon him physi-
cally. He is speaking from a posi-
Specifically, it is given to the
player who docs the best at what
Buckeyes games this season so > ranked second in the nation be-
far and Pace has been nothing ca use the offense can't be stopped
CONFERENCE
tion that is untenable. he does. For example, last year short of incredible. He has been when they run to the left. It is also "PROFESSIONAL
My column for this week was
intended to avoid abstract musings
Eddie George won this award
because he played his position
creating holes that two people
could run through. He pancakes
hard to lose when the qua rterback
has all day to throw the ball be-
STANDARDS FOR
and address real issues and how (running back) better than any- people like they are nothing, cause no one is going to get by ALL TEACHERS"
they impact real people. The is-
sue of abortion often becomes
one else. ,1 know you're sitting
there thinking: "That's great, but
throwing them to the ground like
sacks of potatoes.
that line.
I know that there are a lot of
I Saturday,
abstracted and flies off in a debate what is your point?"
Well my friends, my point is
,
tThe man stands a 16 feet 6 inches J people who a re having really great
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of individual opinions. To address tif ars, but none of these guys are
the proposition that abortion is a that this year's Hcisman winner
tall and weighs 330 pounds. The
crazy thing is how athletic this as,dominating at what they do 12:30-4:30 pm
selfish choice, it is necessary to should be no one else other than man-mountain really is because like Pace is at what he does.
ground oneself in the reality of Orlando Pace. Yes, Orlando Pace, he runs the forty meter dash in a It is hard for an offensive line-
the choice. I invite anyone to con- the mammoth left tackle for Ohio time of4.7seconds which Is scary. man to get any attention for what
vince me thai having one's uterus State. You may think that] am out He kicks out on sweeps, knocks he does, but it is hard to miss what
scraped with a metal tool is self- of my mind, but give me a chance about three people into next week Pace docs and how easy it looks
ish or desirable. My wish is not to to explain myself. and will be right next to the run- while he is doing it
engage In a debate about abortion Last season the Buckeyes led or ning back when they reach the Before I leave I would just like D'/btgelo Performing
or the right to vote. I simply be- were in the top 3 in every offen- end zone. For something that big to wish Baltimore the worst luck
Arts Center
lieve it is necessary to define the
W
sive category there was and they and that strong to be able to move possible when they start their se- KEYNOTE SPEAKER!
position of the argument and to lost the sta rters at running back, that fast is insane. ries with New-York. Roberto ROSALIE DlfcERT
understand the ramifications of quarterback, wide receiver, and When they played Notre Dame, Alomar Is a real jerk who is get-
its conscq uences. tight end. This season they are Pace was pa ircd aga instsome guy ting away with murder and there
doing the same thing offensively who had never been pancaked at is noway that he should be play-

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Sparks For Homecoming


By Mindi McDowell
Merciad Wrker
but all the college sports, and all
the sports teams will be in atten-
dance. There will be an introduc-
the college, helped to coordinate
the presence of the bonfire. When
asked about the Pep Rally, Mr.
RYB ROAST
This weekend is Homecoming tion of the Homecoming court, as By Brad Rybczynski
Billingsley stated, "I'm thrilled
and there has been a collabora- well as performances by both the Features Editor
to see the spirit in the college
tion between various offices of cheerleaders and the dance team. community and commend the stu-
the college to make it a memo- The event will be covered by lo- dents who organized it for their This week in the "Ryb Roast," two headed calf born to woman abducted
rable event Homecoming will cal TV stations, and free hot dogs leadership and effort in putting by al tens, Latvia n mother bears 30 pound twins and the Loch Ness monster
kick off with a Pep Rally on Fri- and drinks will be provided. surfaces again. All sounds very interesting doesn't it? Not quite as
this rally together. I'll be there."
day night, and die Homecoming 1 interesting as pol itics for some.
Mercy hurst's own mascot will The ?Homecoming football
game with Mercyhurst's chief ri- also be making an appearance to Last week Joe Wong told people not to vote because they were unedu-
game against Gannon is sched-
val, Gannon, will begin at 1:30 elevate spirit Brian Marshall, cated and uninformed. It is an obvious problem that the nation is plagued
uled for 1:30 p.m. on our new
p.m. following the dedication of SAC Chairperson, expressed his by a politically uninformed populace. It's just that Wong directed his
football field. The dedication of
the field at 1 p.m. The Pep Rally excitement about the rally, say- energy toward the wrong end. He encouraged voter abstention.
the field will be at 1 p.m. SAC
has been designed to spark school ing, "This will be the»biggest I too have a big problem with an uninformed voting public ; Wong's
members will be passing out mini
spirit in time to cheer the Lakers sentiments reminded me of a speaker whovisited my high school my senior
Homecoming and Pep Rally in footballs to commemorate this
to victory on Saturday. year. She came to discuss the topic of condom distribution in high schools.
the four years 1've been here, and year's Homecoming and the dedi-
I hope that the rally helps to in- In a time when HIV and AIDS has reached epidemic proportions certain
This year's Pep Rally will be cation of the football stadium to
members of society saw the solution to the problem as distribution of
the biggest one in recent history. crease school spirit for the game. thefirst1500 fans at the game.
condoms to 14 year olds. The problem was not that young people were
Even though the city of Erie has a The Student Activities SAC's tournaments committee
having sex at 13 or 14, it was that these pre-adolescents were having
"no burn" policy, Mercyhurst has Committee would like to thank has also arranged a spirit contest unprotected sex. I fail to see the logic. •)
received a permit to build a bon- Dr. William Garvey, Mr. Tom that will take place at the game.
Billingsley, Mr. Pete Russo, and The wrong solution to a very real problem was put forth.It wasasif the
fire behind the practice football The contest is open for teams of
Mr. Kenneth Sidun, as well as all "adul ts" had given up on the youth of the day. I got the feeling that those
field. This is the first bonfire the six people, and there will be cash
participants for helping to orga- handing out condoms had given up on my generation. Did they not think
school has had since the policy prizes. Anyone interested can sign
nize this rally and encouraging its that we were capable of learning or having morals.
was created, and the bonfire is the up at the Union desk. For more
The same attitude persists in needle exchanges, abortion advocacy and
backdrop for the rally. success." details about the Pep Rally or the
advocates for providing methadone for heroin users. They are easy ways
The Pep Rally is intended to Billingsley, vice-president of Spirit Contest, contact the SAC
out, merely bandages on the sores of society. It is much easier to cover a
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By Keiko Miller
Studies May Enhance Core
Asian Studies Development Pro- nal and transformed meanings as abortions. Finally, the presentation of a Noh
gram, which may extend any as- they reached the Japanese soil as The Japanese Buddhist belief drama by the university's Dance
William LaFleur, the foremost sistance to the interested institu- well as the Confucian perspective in reincarnation has allowed a Department, actualized the con-
Western Japanese researcher on tions. Prompt was;,the show of of human relationships based on woman to have an abortion as?! cept of this ancient masked the-
the Japanese view on abortion their eagerness that they invited the "Copula" rather than "self- long as she commits herself to' atre that had been presented by
and organ transplant, the author me to joinlthcir monthly book constructive, autonomous and in- properly apologize to the fetus Dr. Thomas Rimer of Pittsburgh
of The Liquid Life, and Roger critique circle as early as the fol- cidental" individuals of the West. and go through a long grieving University.
Ames, Professor of Philosophy low ing Thursday, with a free copy Dr. Thomas Kasulis, Profes- process by paying respects to the Even though Mercyhurst Col-
and sinologist at University of of the book for me to read. I made sor of Comparative Studies in the lost child, now epitomized as a lege offers a few courses in Asian
Hawaii, were just a few of the a return trip immediately that day Humanities at Oh io State Univer- child like stone statue called studies, the concept of infusing
presenters and participants at the to discuss the book titled, TheAge sity, prefers the term "homo in- "jizo." On the other hand J the the Eastern studies into the core
Japan Faculty Workshop held at ofHirohitoby Daikichi Ivokawa. tima" to " Homo sapiens" when it Japa nese are opposed to the idea curriculum is yet to be realized
Slippery Rock University under The discussion was|lively with comes to interpreting the Japa- of organ transplant solely on the here. To explore the East is to
the auspices of the Pennsylvania the input from the profes- nese cultural behavior patterns. premise that no one is to disturb a rediscover the West and to realize
State System of Higher Educa- sors, students and staff of various Probing beyond the accepted no- dead body. For death is not re- their mutual dependence in order
tion and the East-West Center's disciplines. tion of the Japanese groupism and garded as an absolute,nor evil to save our world which has been
Asian Development program. As for the workshop itsel f, the American individualism, his use end, but a beginning of another abused so heavily because we
Tucked away in the cozy corner comb ined mood of the congen ia 1 i ty of the phrase " the culture of inti- life about to re-emerge. have been viewing it only one
of the university room called and spiritcdness filled the room, macy vs. the culture of integrity, »>

On the more cultural note, Dr. way. So we should be more open


North Hall for three days, it was while" unusual perspectives on Kasulis helped his audience "see »

Keiko McDonald of Pittsburgh to a pproach ing a subject from dif-


like being on a honeymoon - cul- current issues and culture were the Japanese society in another University introduced me to nu- ferent angles instead of just over-
turally and intellectually speak- unraveled by the erudite speak- dimension. merous films which can be used to embellishing the fa miliar from
ing. The purpose of the workshop ers. Dr. Roger Ames' talk, "Re- How do the Japanese deal with examine Japanese family life a stationary point ofcomplacency.
was to encourage flections on Sinistic Influences in the issues of abortion and organ since WWII. The maintfeature I have never met so many Ameri-
various colleges and universities Japanese Culture," revealed three transplants? Which one of the Glm included, The Muddy River, can scholars from various disci*
to realize the necessity of inte- fundamental aspects of the Chi- above poses more problems for in which the poignant story of a plines with the functional knowl-
grating Asian Studies into their nese Confucian influences on Ja- them?Dr. William LaFleur's rev- growing boy losing his innocence edge of both Eastern Cultures and
undergraduate curriculum and to pan. He shared his extensive elation surprised some by show- in the pursuit of his friendship languages all in one room. It was
recognize Slippery Rock Univer- knowledge of their Chinese ter- ing them-how transplants < a re with the children of the poor tran- as amazing as the first time I met
sity as the regional center for the minologies to expand their origi- more controversial in Japan than sient family on a boat is told. an American in Japan.

By D. a. Roth
T i m i n g Is E v e r y t h i n g O n T h e
sample such festive foods from five feet off the ground. The space I the streetfroma golf course. We
R o a d
It was all kind ot surreal.
Merciad Contributing Writer German Roasted Almonds to slow between the outside skin and the all thought this was kind of inter- We had no schedule. We were
roasted barbecue chicken. The inner lining forms the passage for esting, although seeing that I was doing what we wanted, and I be-
The Mercyhurst Wilderness most interesting part of the recre- the air to carry the smoke up- driving. I was kind of nervous at lieve now that we should have
Foundation had a very interesting ation area was the Native Ameri- wards. the sight of all the strange looking been doing exactly that. We were
weekend of activity. On October can Craft booths. The crafts We were extremely fortunate men looking into the van. We there for ten minutes and watched
5, the group went to Panama rangedfromsuch beautiful musi- to have been able to take part in decided to turn around and park ass the most famed man of our
Rocks in Panama, N.Y. Panama cal instruments as the Firebird's such a culturally rich celebration, in the media/press parking lot. country came knocking down the
Rocks consists of very large rock Egg, otherwise known to be an but this day had just begun. When This was too easy. We parked the fairway playing with three balls.
formations that stretch along a Ocarina, to handcrafted weapons we were returning to Erie, my van and strolled over to the golf The coincidences that happened
two-mile trail. The trip had been whose beauty and prowess far good friend Tom Wellington course. We were standing there that day make me marvel at what
planned a month ago, but to our outdoes anything made today on asked me if I felt like turning the for a bout Gve minutes before some kind of life we are all alive in. It
surprise on the same date, the an assembly line. big blue Mercyhurst van around very intense gentlemen told us was by luck that the Grassroots
private ownership of the; rocks The area of the park that caught and driving to the Chautauqua the President of the United States Festival at Panama Rocks took
had also scheduled a family day my eye was the Tip i exhibit. I had Institute to see if we could catch a would be playing through on the place on the same day I scheduled
with various grass root bands play- no idea how great an engineering glimpse of Clinton. I really hole we were standingrightnext the trip, as well as all the crafts
ing. This is the first coincidence, feat these conical structures re- thought that there was no chance to, and wc had to change our and culture we were exposed to.
which was very gratifying. ally were. One of the interesting of us to see the man behind it all. location to across the street next j The fact that we were as lucky as
As the Foundation's President I facts that I was told about the Tipi I really don't care what party he to the mob of people. we were to see Clinton makes me
try and schedule the most fruitful was the dra ft system. The outside represents, be is in charge of our You have to understand how wonder. If you get involved with
and interesting trips 1 can. Al- skin docs not go all the way down land, so no matter what, he is one thrilling this was for us all. We, what is around you, you have no^
though only six people were there to the ground, rather there is about ofthc most important people alive on a whim, traveled to the insti- way of ever knowing the scale
to be picked up in the morning, in live inches to allow wind to rise today. tute, after a beautiful day of cul- and grandeur of what you can be
lieu of parents weekend, the day up though the Tipi. The inner This segment of the story be- ture, nature, and rock climbing, to lucky enough to see. Note: There
ahead of us was needless to say, lining of the Tipi then directs the gins like this. We arrived In find that by the Grace of God, we isa Whitewater Rafting trip sched-
inspiring.
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wind up, this structure extends all Chautauqua to find people gath- ran smack dab into the midst of uled for the weekend of October
The facilities at Panama Rocks the way to the ground a nd to about ered on the side of the road across President Clinton's game of golf. 2 5 1 h a n d 2 6 t h . * • 6

were modest. We were able to

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Lacrosse Launch
By Scott Vance
Merciad Sports Editor

The Mercy hurst College Men's


Stride Wendy Lam part were also hon-
By Scott Vance ored for finishing in the top 12.
Lacrosse Team sent a ripple
Merciad Sports Editor However, the men's team didn't
through the lacrosse community
fair as well as the ladies, and they
in central New York State on Sun-
The Women's cross country finished eight out of a field of
da y when they competed in the
team competed at the Mount eleven teams. Dave Dausey led
Hartwick College Fall Lacrosse
Union College Invitational last the team with a time of 28:58 for
Classic. The fledgling program
Saturday and finished in second 43rd place. Dausey was closely
put up a respectable record of 2-
place out of a Geld of nine teams. watched by teammate Steve
1-1 for the day.
Once again, junior,Bridget Siemienski, who finished fright
The first game pitted the Lakers
Holzheimer lead the Lakers with behind him in 44th spot out of a
against SUNY Canton. Three
a season best time of 19:52 for the Geld of 99 finishers.
minutes into the game, the first
3.1 mile course, which was good The team travels to the SI ip-
Laker! goal in history came from
for fourth place out of a field of 81 pery Rock Invitational this week-
the stick of freshman J.D. Jones.
runners. Jenny Stand fest and end.
The'Lakers went on to defeat The men's cross country team in full focus before their meet
4fc*

Ca nton by a score of 6-0.


Game two matched the Lakers
with. Holy Cross College, a divi-
sion I scholarship program from
Worcester, Ma. . Although the
Lady Lakers
By Steve Torriero kept up the pressure and capped
The
Richard Hartis said, "I was de- ending in a decisive 8-0 victory
opposition scored thefirstgoal of
Merciad Sports Writer off the scoring with the team's lighted to get the two wins in two for Mercyhurst Stewart scored
the game, Mercy hurst went on to
fifth goal in the 55th minute. The days, but I'm very disappointed three goals, Roach followed with
win the game 8-4.
Despite playing a grueling five 5-0 shutout of Northwood was for Stephanie who had an out- two, with one leach Ho Nikki
The La kers were unable to re-
games in just nine days, the Lady Stacy Bortz's third of the season standing start to her soccer career Esposito, Marisa Krespo and goal-
tain their winning streak and in
Lakers Varsity Soccer team came and third in a row. at Mercyhurst, she started keeper Bortz. The shut-out was
game three they were defea ted by
away with an impressive four vic- The Lakers winning ways con- every game." shared by both Bortz and Stewart
Hartwick College 8-6.
tories, and increased their season tinued when they travelled to play On October second, the Lakers This game saw many of the Jun-
The final game found .- 4
record to six and four. '•^j Northern Michigan University. played a home game against ior Varsity players called up to
Mercy hurst against national pow-_.
Their first victory was against The Lakers played stifling de- Ashland University. The Lakers the Varsity*squad to*fill holes
erhouse, Herkimer. The Hurst
North wood University. The Lak- fense and hounding offense, not played very well, and had many caused by injuries. All players
tied the game thanks to a goal in
ers peppered the Northwood allowing a single shot aga inst and chances to win, including a pen- saw playing time in this over-
the last 20 seconds by Paul
keeper with 23 shots, allowing unleashing an incredible 36 shots alty shot, but they failed to score, whelming team effort.
Fullcrton.
only five shots against Erin
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dropping a dose 1-0 game. The Grand Valley State was the next
Fullerton lead the day in scor- on goal. The Lady Lakers won
Stewart opened the scoring in the Lakers injury curse continued victim of the Lakers on October
ing with 9 goals and 3 assists. only 2-0 despite the number, of
10th minute with'- the assist to When Freshman.Stacie Packard sixth* In a tough fought match the
Justin Bushec had 26 saves on the shots. Sarah Hoppe scored the Lakers soundly defeated the Val-
Fiona Lee. Only two minutes cracked her zygomatic arch in her
day. first goal in the 20th minute, con- ley women 4-0. Freshma n Roach
later, Marissa Rosetti doubled the skull during a collision. After a
The Lakers next fall game will necting on a Montesano corner. added to her goal total with two
score with a helper from Angela short hospital stay that included a
take pi ace on Sun day, Oct. 20 that In the 29th minute Stewart crossed tallies. Lee added another with a
Montesano. Montcsano contin- in a long ball that Roach buried bad reaction to anesthetic, and a
1 p.m. as they host St Vincents beautiful header from a corner
ued to set up teammates with an- behind the Northern Michigan stay in intensive care, the tough
College. Packard managed to play in the kick. Amanda Lescher had the
other assist to freshman scoring keeper. Bortz added yet another
machine, Theresa Roach in the Lakers next game vs Saginaw fourth goal and Bortz added yet
shutout to her record and saw a lot

Wanted 20th minute. In the second half


the Lady Lakers continued to
dominate with another goal from
of action controlling the bal I. The
Lakers' victory however was
marred by injury. Stephanie
Valley State. ,
October fifth saw the Lady La k-
crs host Sagiqaw Valley State.
another shutout
The Lakers hope to continue
their winning ways when they
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M o n m o u t h Too Strong For T h e


By Pat Robb version they led 21-0. Why the
Hurst
Merciad Sports writer Lakers decided to kick off both
halves is unknown, but it proved
Fourteen points is not a lot in to be a very costl y decision. The
the game of football, two touch- next Monmouth score came, with
downs is all, but that's what it a little over 5 minutes to play in
took for Monmouth to beat a the third quarter, on a two yard
tough, hard fighting Laker foot- run. '•
ball team this past Saturday 28- The score was set up after
14. I I Monmouth faked a punt on 4 and
The game started out terrible 4 and ran the ball 67 yards to the
for the Lakers, Monmouth took Laker two yard line. The fake
the opening kickoff and drove 80 punt was simply a good call and
yards for their first score of the ca ugh t the Lakers offguard. Down
day and a 7-0 lead. The Laker 28-0 the Lakers started to make a
defense broke that first drive and comeback.
continued to bend all day but they After Monmouth's fourth score,
would not break again. the Lakers drove 65 yards in four
Led by linebackers Paul minutes and scored when Golga
Maleski, 14 tackles 10 solo, and hit junior fullback Burheem Bakr
Keith Swanson, 13 tackles, tlO on a four yard touchdown pass.
solo, the Laker dc fense rose to the The Laker defense stopped
challenge all day. Monmouth's Monmouth on downs and forced
next 21 points came either by them to punt The Laker offense
special teams or Laker offensive drove 80 ya rds this time and found
mistakes. paydirt on freshman Justin
With less than two minutes to Gibson's two yard touchdown . ^J
play iathe first half, Laker quar- run. Down 28-14, the Lakers at- •v M
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terback Matt Golga was inter- tempted an on side kick and it ~L±

cepted at the Lakers' own 20 appeared that junior Doug Quarterback Matt Golga attempts to make a pass while under severe pressure in last Saturdays game
ya rdl inc. Monmouth took the ball Brink!ey recovered for the Lak-
in for the score a few plays later ers. Howcvcr, the re ferees decided Going 9 of 28 for 116 yards with son led all receivers with 3 catches This week the Lakers take on
and led 13-0 after a missed extra that the ball didn't travel the nec- one touchdown and throwing a for 50 yards. This game shows cross town'rival ^Gannon for
point The start of the second half essary 10 yards and Monmouth costly interception is not what the that there arc three parts to win- Homecoming. No matter what
proved to be as damaging for the took over. In the second half, Lakers were looking for hi a tough ning a football game,.offense, these two teams have done in the
Lakers as the first Junior Eric Golga showed a little of what ga me. defense, and special teams. past, when they meet, anything
Wick's kick was returned by made him so successful last year Gibson was the Lakers leading The Lakers had the defense, can happen. Kickoff has been
Monmouth 93 yards for a touch- in two touchdown drives. Unfor- ground gainer with 45 yards on started to have the offense, but changed from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
down and after the two point con- tunately, it was too little too late. 13 carries. Sophomore Tom Wil- lacked the special teams.

Men's Soccer T e a m Score Big Win|In Regional Match


strength, he was able to pin the with the win, both coach Rich
Nicki Esposito defender down and conned with Hartis and his players didn't feel
Merciad Sports Writer junior Mike Shi el's who scored they performed up to their poten-
with a first strike on goal* tial. Hartis said, "Although it was
This past Saturday, the men's I The Laker's third goal came 25 a workman-like performance,
soccer team had an important win minutes Into the second half. Jun- the guys have shown thbt they can
over Lock Haven University, who ior Shawn Kroener showed amaz- knuckle down and just battle to
came into the game ranked fourth ing individual effort by beating earn the win."
in the region. The Lakers, who about six of the oppositions play- Having similar thoughts on the
had previously been ninth in the ers. While, forging his way game, senior Ian Dickerson said,
region, will surely see their rank- through the box, Kroener was "It's a sign of a t*ood side when
ing improve after this triumph. taken out by one of the Lock Ha- you don't have to pla y you r best
Seven minutes into the first half, ven defenders. A penalty was and still come away with a result.
the Lakers put in their first of called and Kroener was able to Hopefully with this win we can
three goals, against Lock Haven. finish what he had started by put- start to put a run together and
Captain Jimmy Recn sent in a ting the penalty kick in the back emulate last years achievcmcnls-
free kick from outside the box to of the net. BOOYAKA." ; I
forward Shawn Kroener who vol- Within the last minute of the The Lakers have two important
game, the Lakers had a defensive games coming up which will help
leyed the ball into the roof of the
breakdown and allowed Lock determine their ranking in the re-
net
Haven to score on a ball crossed gion. They play Oakland on
The Lakers next goal came
seven minutes before the end of in from the corner. This goal Thursday, October 10th and
the first half. Senior Ian Dickerson made the final score of the game Charleston on Sunday, October
worked hard to get behind his 3-1. 19th. Both of these games will be
defender. With the use of his Although the Lakers came a way i played away. "Captain Fantastic" Jimmy Keen shows composure on the bail