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\oimS No.3

Mercyhurst climbs three

spots in college rankings Gefj t o know syour campus
y Megan Fialkovich
college ratings guide —U.S. lews editor
By Megan Fialkovich News & World Report.
News Editor Mercyhurst won t rest, however, It s inevitable: each year, the
until it is rated at the top with erciad prints a front-page story
U.S. News & World Report, a :.<| Stonehill, Elizabethtown and bout the tremendous leaps and
weekly news magazine, has re- Grove City colleges, Roth said. bunds Mercyhurst has made for
leased its annual Best Colleges U.S. News & World Report se- he incoming freshmen class.
rankings, which is included in lects institutions as Comprehen- is year is no different, except
the magazine s Sept. 23 issue, sive Colleges due to their focus [for the fact that there are roughly
which went on sale Monday, on undergraduate education and J70 first-year students alone,
Sept. 16. their wide range of degree pro- vith the expected results. Park"
Mercyhurst is again included | grams. ng is at a premium, housing is
in the Top 20 Comprehensive There are 3 24 comprehensive usting at the gills and there s a
Colleges in the North. The lib- colleges ranked within four re- ea of unfamiliar faces on cam-
eral arts college has moved from gions: North, South, Midwest, us. The obvious conclusion is
#15 in 2002 to #12 in 2003, a and West. Rankings are based on o submit a guide for students in
notable jump. This is the seventh an overall score that is an aver- heir first month of life at
year Mercyhurst has been in- age of the following: Peer as- ercyworld.yj
cluded in the rankings. sessment score, Average fresh- Your first and last contact in
T wo years ago we were 19th, man retention, Average gradua- ousing should be your floor s
last year we were 15 th and this tion rate, Percent of classes with esident Assistant. The R.A.
year 12th—a 37 percent increase fewer than 20 students, Percent sn t just an enforcer; he or she
m stature among our peer group of classes with fewer than 50 stu- s there for you to talk with about
in just three years is somethirfg dents, Student/faculty ratio, Per- by of the problems you 11 en-
to be proud of, said Andrew cent of faculty who are full time, punter as the first trimester bar- Jody Malta/photographer
els ahead. Chances are an older Patience is a virtue: freshmen practice waiting in line.
Roth, Ph.D., vice president of SAT/ACT scores, Freshmen in
academic affairs and dean of the top 25 percent of high school tudent will know more people moved from its ground-floor more important for R.A.s), un- formed me. j
college. class, Acceptance rate and the ho can help you study for a home in Egan to the third floor der the direction of Tyrone Finally, ail students should be
•; It s gratifying to see the Average annual giving rate. ertain exam, or help you join a of Old Main. Sharing the floor Moore, are now on the second aware that Res. Life is being es-
college s increasing academic lub if you re bored. with Res. Life are Academic floor of Old Main by the en- pecially unflinching in its open
and institutional excellence rec- Information retrieved from Resident assistants are also the Services (the best place to go to trance to Preston Hall. Most pro- container policy; anyone outside
ognized by the most widely read www. mercyh urst. edu irst people to talk to if there are find or become a tutor) and Stu- fessors have their offices in with a cup, water bottle, or even
oommate issues, from irrecon- dent Conduct,. 'A Preston Hall, which also houses a container with a lid or cap may
Ca reer HSen4ces«*b ri n g s ilablc personal ity differences -to
opmg with sharing such a small
Laura Zirkie, Dean of Resi- the main mailroora, arid com- be asked to dump out the con-
dence Life, was kind enough to puter services. tents, or provide proof that the
workforcelto your door jving space. Any student in
busing who feels that he or she
ould like to move out of their
take a moment out of her busy Financial Aid and Student Ac- liquid is not alcoholic. This is not]
schedule to clear up a few points. counts, which have been com- simply a Mercyworld whim; it s
The staff has been really great bined to form Student Financial Pennsylvania state law, and
herresum when beginning col-
lege, or a student is approach- urrent residence should see the these past few weeks. The tough- Services, are on the first floor of chances are the Erie police will
By Kristin Purdy re a s designated R.A. to begin est part about moving [from Old Main. This is the place to not be as understanding as your
Editor-in-Chief ing graduation and in need of a
resum for job-hunting, it is im- he process. 3 EganJ is that people don t know go to sign loan checks, ask about local RA. Simply put, anyone
where we are, she says. work-study or scholarship pay- who consumes alcohol should be
Tucked away at the far end of portant to access Career Services Baldwin, Egan and McAuley
the secondfloorofOld Main, the for help. Hvezda is student-ori- {Halls as well as the converted The Student Activities Com- ments. If you use a TAC code 1) indoors, 2) of legal age (that s
Career Services office offers a entated,filledwith a passion for Mercy apartments are all exclu- mittee (SAC) is responsible for for long-distance phone service, 21, in case you didn t know), and]
lot to students with no hidden or assisting students in the job sively freshmen housing, which a lot of the free programs that you may also come here to pay 3) compliant with Res. Life staff]
would behoove freshmen and your bill. |1 Underagers, be aware that a
extra charges. As the year be- search or graduate school search, is a nearly two-fold increase in
gins, there are many things that ""While a G1A of 3.0 or higher spacefromthree years ago. Each new students to be aware of, *The policy on freshmen car drinking offense will result in
students should begin working gives some students an edge dorm has its own honors floor, such as movie nights, Coffee- use is the same as it has been pre- fines, community service, loss of
on to advance themselves, be- over others, being well-rounded which has stricter quiet hour house concerts and trips. viously, but will be more strictly housing points and possible loss
sides attending classes, passing is equally, if not more, impor- les to ensure an atmosphere Mercyhurst Student Govern- enforced this year. No freshman ofyour driver s license, ifyou re
exams and cramming for tests. tant, says Hvezda. Any involve- pore conducive to studying. For ment (MSG) also deserves credit may keep a car on-campus, with caught in a car. f I
""Mr Hvezda, head of Career ment that relates to your major hose who wish to enter dorm of for bringing free cable to resi- the exception of commuters and With a little legwork and a V
Services, is just one part of a or hobby is important to include, he opposite sex, visiting hours dents this year, as well as for or- those with extreme need, for ob- patience, Mercyhurst will be^
team that offers many services as it reflects your interests and re from 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Sun- ganizing numerous events on the vious reasons (just try finding a come much more accessible and]
to students that relate to finding dedication. ay through Thursday, and 12 campus throughout the year. parking space on a weekday). It friendly. It s an exciting time to
a future employer or continuing All of the services offered are m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Both groups are located in the has been rumored that freshmen be young and impressionable, so
with education. Career Services important to use, because of the The Office of Residence Life, Herrman Union above the Laker may begin to bring their automo- always use good judgment, ask
assists students in searching for declining amount ofon-campus jwhich you will become very fa- Inn. biles on-campus in spring term, questions and, as my mother
scholarships or assistantships to recruiting. Because of Septem- miliar with after your first hous- The offices for work-study and but this is not and has never says, always get a receipti
defer costs of education, search- ber 11 and the hit the economy ing sign-up this spring, has been housing/maintenance (which is been true, Laura Zirkie in-
ing for jobs, reviewing interview has taken, a lot of companies
techniques, writing cover letters, have cut back on on-campus re-
and creating resumes. cruiting, Hvezda reveals. Due
I The Career Services depart- to this, students need to be aware Homecoming celebration kicks off this weekend
ment is not a placement agency; of the increased competition and
what we do is the entire prepa- ensure that they have control
ration to make students market- over where their future is
Dance, pep rally, bands and vendors add to festivities
able and competitive, Hvezda headed. against Alderson Broaddus at will be present to sell food and and Luke Slater. Elections will
says." * '"Students interested in resume By Jessica Montana 12 p.m., and football versus drinks. | be held in the Student Union
Career Services will create a help, interviewing techniques, Contributing Writer Northwood at 1:30 p.m. Fol- Nominees for homecoming Wednesday from lla.m.-7p.m„
student s resume, provide cop- job searches, law school or In the past, Homecoming has lowing the games, the home- court are as follows: for Queen, and Thursday from 11a.m.-
ies, and save the document for graduate school, and internships consisted of a football game and coming festivities continue on Katy Delaney, Kristen Brown, 3p.m. Best of luck to all nomi-
future use at no charge, rhis ser- are encouraged to call Career the election of a King and campus. Debbi Pofi and Tina Stanyard nees.
vice is built into the tuition bill, Services at ext. 2426, call Mr. Queen. 1 his year, with the help A concert at Munson Plaza will are in the running. Contenders If you have any questions or
and Hvezda strongly encourages Hvezda at ext. 2534, or stop by of MSG and SAC, the festivities open with rock group Sister for the King s crown are Brad concerns about Homecoming
students to take advantage of the Old Main 204. I will redefine homecoming as we Hazel, followed by country Parker, :Larry Woody events, call the MSG office at
services the office offers. know it. singer Kevin Denney. Vendors Woodall, Brendan Mahoney ext. 2428, or SAC at ext. 2463.
"Hvezda welcomes all students The Top 3 Things Seniors
Should Do: The weekend will kick offwith
to his office for help, especially the formal on Friday, Sept. 23 at
seniors who are planning to at- 1. Open a senior credential file;
tend law school or grad school this can
be done
picking up
6:30 p.m. at the Zem Zcni Shrine
Club. This facility was chosen West Nile virus Medio
after graduation from over Sabella s because it can
Mercyhurst. Above all, he information in the Career
Services office in Main 204. accommodate more students.
stresses the importance of mak- The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
ing good impressions, and en- This file contains your resume,
letters of recommendation, and to begin letting in revelers. Din- ••'«••» * fBmflnMp

sures that students are prepared ner will be servedfrom7-8 p.m.,
and are aware to look profes- faculty reviews for future
employers to review. followed by a pep rally in 8:30,
sional for interviews. and dancing until midnight. At
"" With the college s Career Fair 2. Begin or update your resume;
Career Services not only helps i he pep rally, the football team,
on Oct. 8, prospective employ- coaches and homecoming court
ers will be looking for future em- create a resume, but the office
will type and store it at no cost. will be introduced Shuttle ser-
ployees. Preparation and initia- vice will be available for stu-
tive are two essential things that 3. Begin to get letters of
recommendation; faculty. dents without transportation.
students need to focus on, re- Look for the signs directing you
gardless of class standing. administrators, advisors, and
past employers are the best to to shuttle stops.. M PeW*#l " i | w
Whether a freshman is simply
looking for a way to build his or use. Saturday will have the tradi-
tional games: men s soccer
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I r a q i t h r e a t I fe l t a c r o s s t h d p o n d : B l a i r r e s p o n d s
By Andrea Gerlin Knight down. It is up and running now. We don t trust this man, and Although several nations have
Ridder Newspapers (KRT) W e all know that diplomacy that s what the Blair report objected to the idea of military
LONDON Iraq has contin- not backed by the threat offorce showed today, President Bush action, an official from one of
ued producing chemical and bio- has never worked with dictators said after a Cabinet meeting. the Security Council member
logical weapons of mass de- and never will, he said. ( Security experts said the report countries, speaking on condition
struction that could be deployed Blair told the lawmakers, who did not contain much compelling I of anonymity, predicted that the
within 45 minutes and has tried gathered for the special session new evidence, but that the intel- United Nations would not stand
to acquire material for nuclear after weeks of rancorous public ligence agencies that supplied in Bush s way.
weapons in Africa, the British debate about Iraq, that Britain the information probably could g We all know that when the
government said in an intelli- should join the United States in not risk exposing their sources. United States wants something
gence report Tuesday. pressing for a stronger U.N. It s definitely not the smoking ..., the official said, ending the
K* The report also says Saddam resolution. But he refused to be gun of evidence the international sentence with a pause and
Hussein s regime has up to 20 drawn in on the question of community was expecting, said chuckle that indicated a likely
old Scud missiles with a range whether Britain would join a | Clifford Beal, editor ofthe Lon- victory for Bush.
of 400 miles, which are capable U.S.-led military strike if weap- don-based Jane s Defense At the White House, Bush
of reaching Israel or Saudi ons inspections fail or whether Weekly. At the moment the prodded the United Nations and
Arabia, and has begun develop- lit would support the regime world is being asked to take this the Congress to take a tough
ing ballistic missiles with a range change policy that the Bush on face value, because no gov- stance against Iraq. A day after
of more than 600 miles, which administration advocates. ernment is willing to compro- former Vice President Al Gore
could reach British and NATO The Iraqi government dis- mise its raw intelligence. delivered a blistering critique of
military bases in Cyprus, Greece missed the report as a hodge- The report also did not provide Bush s policy, Democrats in
and Turkey and which could be podge of half-truths, lies, short- any support for U.S. allegations Congress continued to work
ready in five years. The United sighted and naive allegations that Saddam is linked to terror- with the White House on a reso-
Nations has banned Iraq from and suggested that Blair provide ists. It did not give any evidence lution that would give Bush
developing missiles with a range it to the United Nations for veri- that Iraq is a sanctuary for al- broad authority on Iraq.
of more than 150 kilometers (93 fication. Iraq said U.N. weapons Qaida terrorists and did not ad- I think the vice president
miles). inspectors would have access to dress the possibility that Saddam spoke for many Americans who
The information in the 50-page Kit File photo all the sites the report mentioned. might share weapons of mass are very concerned about the cir-
report was based on work by His conclusions that Iraq is destruction with terrorist groups. cumstances we face with regard
President Bush and Prime Minister Blair meet to discuss war
Britain s Joint Intelligence Com- on terroism. engaged in the production of Bush repeatedly has raised the to going to a war with Iraq, said
mittee, which usually works in weapons ofmass destruction are threat of Saddam s possible co- Senate Majority Leader Tom
secret. British Prime Minister about Iraq s past use of poison tion, in violation of U.N. Secu- simply not true, Iraqi presiden- operation with terrorists as a key Daschle, who, like Gore, is a
Tony Blair said he authorized the gas against Kurds and Iranian rity Council resolutions, was tial weapons adviser Gen. Amir justification for war. possible Democratic presidential
unprecedented release of the soldiers and its 1990 invasion of overwhelming and should not al Saadi said in Baghdad. His The 15-member U.N. Security candidate in 2004. Those are
report to demonstrate the threat Kuwait, what he called a history be ignored. allegations are long, his evi- Council is expected to begin de- the matters that we re attempt-
that Iraq s weapons program of lies, obstruction, defiance His weapons ofmass destruc- dence short. bating Iraq policy Wednesday ing to work out in the resolution
posed. and denial. tion program is active, detailed In Washington, the White amid intense backroom negotia- itself, and I think, by and large,
I Quoting from the report at the He said the report s evidence and growing, Blair said. The House called the British dossier tion over a proposed U.N. reso- Republicans and Democrats are
beginning ofa heated emergency that Saddam s regime retained, policy of containment is not frightening and praised Blair lution that would demand Iraq s prepared to give the benefit of
debate in the House of Com- further developed and planned to working. The weapons of mass for his strong defense of the disarmament and possibly clear the doubt under these circum-
mons, Blair repeated details use weapons of mass destruc- destruction program is not shut U.S.-led effort against Saddam. the way for military action. stances to the administration.

Hay hasifull dance card

By Emily Crofoot
vocation, not ajob. She couldn t
continue dancing in a company
New INS tracking system implemented:
Contributing Writer forever, so when she heard there
was an opening for a dance FirstAmendment infringements, racial profiling cause for concern
| * The newest faculty member of teacher at Mercyhurst, she ap-
the dance department, Christine plied. By Ben Finley Knight woman Janis Sposato. She said schools currently are compliant enough resources and universi-
Hay, is delighted to be on the P I want to give the knowledge Ridder Newspapers (KRT) it would be difficult to detect with SEVIS, she said. ties and colleges got assistance.
teaching staff here at and wisdom that I have learned WASHINGTON The Immi- fraud by a school official who But university officials worry The INS has a monumental task
Mercyhurst. in the past, and pass it on to oth- gration and Naturalization Ser- was using legitimate documents. that the deadline is too near and in not only collecting the data on
Hay has performed with many ers who can benefit from it. I vice told Congress on Tuesday She also said SEVIS could not the resources too slim. 500,000 international students
ballet companies, including Bal- want to keep the tradition alive. that its system for tracking for- track international students who We are somewhat concerned each year but also on following
let West, Dallas, Louisville, Or- According to Hay, Mercyhurst eign students will be operational were in the United States ille- about how much remains to be up on any information it deems
lando, and Tampa. She first is a great place, with a wonder- by its January deadline. How- gally. Nor will the system track done in a rapidly shrinking appropriate, John Greisberger,
I heard about Mercyhurst when ful studio and friendly people. ever, members of Congress and foreign workers or tourists who amount oftime, testified David director ofthe office of interna-
she met Tauna Hunter while per- She went on about her ambi- university leaders are concerned take classes part time. Ward, president ofthe American tional education at Ohio State
forming at Ballet West. They tions, There are a stack of about the system s effectiveness. The cost and upkeep of SEVIS Council on Education, which University, said in a telephone
kept in touch and met again in things I want to do this year. I The Student Exchange and are unknown, Sposato said, al- represents numerous higher edu- interview.
Dallas. love choreographing, so I hope Visitor Information System will though the INS would charge cation associations. Glenn A. Fine, inspector gen-
I ve always heard so many to broaden my experience with have difficulty preventing stu- visa applicants up to $100 to Ward said the final rules for eral for the Justice Department,
nice things about Mercyhurst. It the shows we have this year. I ve dent visa fraud and cannot ac- help pay for the system. universities to follow regarding told Congress on Tuesday that
is a good school, has a good been doing studio work for the count for the significant number Congress created SEVIS in SEVIS had not been published. the INS needs more resources
reputation, and has a beautiful past 2 years; I like working with of international students who 1996 in response to the 1993 Sposato said they would be pub- and more staff to implement
campus, said Hay. students, so this was a nice have overstayed their visas, an World Trade Center bombing. lished by January. | SEVIS effectively.
Hay considers dancing to be a change. INS official acknowledged. One ofthe terrorists involved in The INS attempted to create a Another topic at the hearing
Universities contend that the the bombing had come to the database of foreign students in was the backlog of male Mus-
INS won t be able to process the United States on a student visa. the mid-1980s, but the lists of lim international students apply-
Sports Teams-Clubs-Students Groups information that SEVIS will col - A January 2003 deadline was set
to have the system operating.
foreign students names and ad- ing to study in the United States,
lect every semester on more than dresses just sat in a warehouse, which is growing because of a
500,000 international students After the Sept. 11 attacks, in Dixon Johnson, executive direc- policy that the Bush administra-
who are studying in this coun- which three of the hijackers had tor of international student ser- tion began earlier this year. The
Earn $i,ooo-$2,ooo this semester with a try. % f used student visas, Congress vices at the University of South- policy, independent of SEVIS,
proven CampusFundraiser 3 hour fundraising Rep. Howard McKeon, R-Ca- appropriated $37 million to en- ern California, said in a tele- requires extensive background
lif., noted that a Georgia profes- sure that SEVIS met that dead- phone interview. checks and Washington approval
event. Our programs make fundraising sor was indicted earlier this year line. f" The track record with such for men from 26 Muslim coun-
easy with no risks. Fundraising dates are on charges of creating 17 fake The INS is expected to over- innovations is not one that en-
filling quickly, so get with the program! It student visas, and asked whether see the system s implementation courages confidence, Johnson The backlog is due to the new-
works. Contact CampusFundraiser at (888) SEVIS could safeguard against at more than 7,000 higher edu- said, * ness ofthe policy combined with
such occurrences. cation institutions with a staffof Johnson said SEVIS would be the beginning of fall semesters,
923-3238, or visit www.campusfundraiser.com No system is completely 1,500 contracted workers, a vast improvement over the said Stephen Edson, a spokes-
fraud-proof, said INS spokes- Sposato said. Nearly 1,000 present situation if the INS had man for the State Department.

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Contact info: Featuremerciad@imercvhurst.edu FEATURES

The Shindig Good time rock and roll Service Above Self-
Mercy hurst Rotaract Club
By Courtney Nicholas
Features editor
By Courtney Nicholas During its first year the club
Features editor raised money for t-shirts, pro-
How cool is it to be in a band? moted service over self, and had
The band, The Shindig can an- Coming to college and being a blood drive. The club also
swer that question for all you on your own is hard at first Find- became close to The Erie Ro-
readers that arc inquiring. One ing students that have the same tary Club, who sponsors the
of the lead vocalists for the band, interests as you is vital to having Rotaract Club.
Heidi Engel is a senior voice a good time and getting to know Returning this fall under the
Applied Major at Mercyhurst others. Kerri Ruschak, Danielle leadership of President
College. Poole, and Heather Enos al 1 came Courtney -^Nicholas, the
The other members of the to Mercyhust College and were Mercyhurst College Rotaract
band are vocalist Laurie Roberts, interested in forming a club that Club is hoping to expand their
guitarist Shawn Brosius, bassist performed acts of service community services. Nicholas
and keyboard Rick Sadlier, and throughout the Erie community and the rest of the club s offic-
drummer Bryan Pietzrak. One and on an international level. ers would like to raise money
These three girls started the first for the child that the club
way of describing the sound of
Mercyhurst College Rotaract adopted last year as well as for
the band is a mix between 60 s
Club in the fall of 2000. f a great international project
rock, R&B, and today s modem
country. No matter how you In November of 2000, the The Rotaract Club of
describe the Shindig s music, Mercyhurst College Rotaract Mercyhurst College will hold
one thing is for certain; it s about 'Club had a charter ceremony, in- itsfirstmeeting of the year was
good time rock and roll. viting the Governor of Rotary; on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2002
Dr. William Garvey, the Presi- in Caf Diem at 9:15 p.m.. If
The Shindig opened for Chad dent of Mercyhurst College; and you are interested in joining the
Brock at the Crawford County other individuals that helped get club and did not make the meet-
Fairgrounds in Meadville, PA. Merciad file photo the club off its feet that year. ing please contact Courtney
Engel said it was a stroke of luck The band The Shindig has been performing around Erie over the past year. This ceremony officially marked Nicholas at 824-3154.
that the band got to open Brock s the start of the Rotaract Club.
show. She commented that the The CornerStone. They have album for Train, is producing the and where we are With our ca-
crowd was amazing and really also performed at clubs in album. Huster also plays the reer. She also said that The
made the band feel welcome on Edinboro. keyboard for the funk group Shindig is in the process of sign-
stage. She also smiled as she ad- The band also has a ( D that is Starfish. ing a contract with a promoter
mitted to getting a glimpse of being released in October. The When asked what she saw her- in New York.
Brock s tattoo! release party is planned for self doing with or without the 1 The Shindig will be perform-
The Shindig performs per- Sherlock s but the band has not band next year at this time, Engel ing in the Carolyn Hermann
forms in local clubs in the Erie finalized these plans yet. The al- answered with a smile, I think Union at Mercyhurst College on
Area; some being Sherlock s, bum will be self-titled. ^Trevor that I will still be with the band. Nov. 2,2002.
Docksiders. The DogHouse, and Huster, who produced the first It depends on how we are doing

To Survive College, Follow These Tips Ron Norman, Norman Photography

Courtney Nicholas recieves her Mercyhurst College Rotaract
Club certificate In Nov. 2000 at the Charter Ceremony.

Lisa Glass (KR T) You re More money, more problems: you re a clean freak or one of Ehasz says new roomies to think beyond the moment, I HyeSo so remember to take a deep
an accomplished collegian. A common problem for every- those.guys who wears his dirty 'shouldn t forget about safety. Ehasz says. But that s exactly breath and enjoy yourself. Have
Maybe you re a' fresh man, or one, not just collegians, is hav- boxer shorts inside out to save You have to take time to build what you must do to realize your a wild time, but don t be a
maybe you re a sophomore in ing no clue where the heck your laundry money (not a recom- trust with your roommates or dreams _ build a portfolio for slacker. If you can manage a
need of guidance: In any case, money goes. mended financial tip, but it may apartment-mates, so don t put the future. handful of these tips, you can
you need some help. Use a pencil and paper and work), you can get along with your grandmother s diamond Ask yourself where you re pave a smooth way to fun and
The first step to surviving col- keep track of your pennies, says your roommate. earrings on the rim of the sink going, Ehasz suggests, and then fabulous years ahead.
lege is simple. Dara Duguay, executive director That s not to say the two of you every evening. figure out what you need to do
Drag yourself to class, says of Jumpstart Coalition, which are going to be best friends. She Ahead of the curve: Now that to get there.
Maribeth Ehasz/ vice president promotes financial awareness might like country music while you re following all of these bril- Real-world experience is key Did You Know...
of academic development and among young people. Maybe you re a die-hard punk rocker, liant tips, you may think you re to building a resume. So check The now student
retention at the University of you could buy a coffee maker but you can have a happy exist- doing everything you can to sur- out your school s career services
Central Florida. instead of dishing out three ence in a 10-by-10 concrete box. vive college. Reality check: Life department for information on accounts office was once
bucks for a latte at Starbucks It just takes a good attitude and is not all parties and pennies. internships or apprenticeships the original college
Grab your books, set a few
alarms, and make sure you re every morning. some compromise. You re in college to prepare or use the Internet. chapel until 1933 when
present when the professor calls Set up a monthly budget and The most important thing is yourself for a future career. * Lots of people look back on Christ the King Chapel
roll on day one. try to stick to it, Duguay sug- communication, Ehasz says. It s difficult for many of us college as the best time of their| was constructed.
Another important task? Make gests. That means figuring out
some friends. You 11 need some how much money you re bring-
contacts in the class in case you ing in and how much you re
miss a day or don t understand spending (on a car payment,
something. And it s a great ex- apartment rent, etc.). so you 11
cuse to get a phone number. know how much you can use for
And, oh yeah, start doing the extras.
work immediately, Ehasz says. Space invaders, also known as
Even if something is not due for roommates: Now that you know
six weeks, if you don t get how to manage your money,
started right away you can eas- here arc some tips on how to
ily get in a hole. manage your space. Whether

events planned for 2002-2003 year
President, Lauren Griglak; Secre-
By Courtney Nicholas tary Rachel Confer; Treasurer
Features editor Mike Foglio; and SAC Chair Jess
Montana head the Executive
Two organizations that are Board.
found on the Mercyhurst College These individuals are working Pizza & 'Stbc Student Combo
campus that are directly linked to hard and planning events such as
the students are the Mercyhurst the new Homecoming Dance, and
Student Government (MSG) and other events that come to campus.
Student Activities Committee During fall term there are a lot
(SAC). . • of interesting things that are go-
These two organizations inform ing on, one being 1 lomecoming.
the students of what is going on This year is the first year that
at Mercyhurst. MSG defines its Mercyhurst is holding both a prep
purpose as the primary line of rally and a dance, The dance will
communication between the stu- be held at the Zem Zem Shrine
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THE GOOD ... Diploma feedback

The PAC s schedule of fall movies includes a wide range offilms,fromcomedy to All high school did was show endings and new begin-
documentary which promise to be one of the best movie line-ups in the program s history. us how to be conformists, and And Another Thing... nings and references to liter -
The Academy Award nominated Frenchfilm,Amelie, screened this week to a great crowd. accessorize with brand-names ary figures whose quills would
only. % turn suicidal at how bias their
I came to such a revelation this Phil Pirrello words were evoked |
• Pax Christi had a solid turnout of students interested in the many opportunites available on past summer at my sister s high Go back, Say Anything s
campus. Kudos goes out to Jennifer Kons and all those who helped organize the event. school graduation. It was a rev- Diane Court said in response to
elation that only occurs when leaving behind the mass of stu- the challenge of the brutally
hindsight and cynicism set in. dents whose names I only knew honest future ahead.
Starting off the season with a double dose of victory, the women s Field Hockey team won Hindsight is an awesome fac- via casual glances at the direc- I d have to agree. ^
both of their games this weekend ulty. It greatly affects the past we tory, I felt the chains of gym j A teacher of mine used to say
presently reflect upon. And re- class routines and pointless hy- that the best four years of our
cently, I have spent a lot of time perbole disguised as disciplinary lives will be lived and breathed
listening to friends and acquain- action begin to loosen. in high school. I, being the
THE BAD ... tances recollections about high All that remained were the smart ass, added on the until
school that are absent from faint scars of most of my young college part..
mine: senior free days, ca- life spent in education, with only And, for the most part, I was
Not that any of us are surprised, but another water main broke on Briggs Avenue last tered, better-not-skip lunches, a cheap silk robe and a straight right. «
weekend behind the Hirt Center. Most students were without water for nearly 12 hours. and the real kicker, FUN. A report card to remember me Sure, the sound of the fading
Most kids at college seem to by. 4 echo of crowded hallways will
have fond memories of their Where were all these life les- always be intoxicating. But
Oh, freshman. Do you really think that when you leave to go out on a Friday or Saturdayj high school years, especially sons and real world survival they don t hold a detention slip
their senior year. drills? Why, they were waiting to all the late light, getting-to-
night with book bags on, anyone buys that your bags are really full of clothes and/or books? But not many of us McDowell for us at college, where beer runs know-your-roommate chats, or
All you re missing is a neon sign, guys. It s a little thing called tad;, but you guys are grads. \ and hassles at Financial Aid the It s about time looks your
young. J" When I hear kids brag about await. professors give you when you
their senior trips to Cool Town, But regret is what closes on a show up late.
The campus s internet connection is narclepsy-enducing. It makes one wonder when the USA, I cower and pretend the Saturday night. In between the darkest ante-
lame post-graduation party at All any of us can do is wonder chamber ofhell and a post-grad
Internet Revolution is gonna stop at the Hurst..
Penbriar and a purposed trip to where high school went wrong, soir e in the Hamptons, there
Cleveland make up for it. Then specifically. are those who still live the high
I futilely wish to go back to Well, it wanted to prepare us. school mentality and those who

Peace, sanctions and Iraq school, but not to McDowell. It even thought it could with are just grasping the college ex-
I would go to any school where locker room chit-chats and caf- perience.
laughter was substituted in the eteria politics. J And in between that little
place of bitching. Where we Teenage pregnancies came and four-square, there are a few of
First-hand accounts oflife under Saddam Hussein were all Mike Ceavers growing went like slap bracelets. Words us who saw past the sea of
up in a Kevin Arnold world. like random and kids were Jansports and endeavored to
On Thursday, Oct. 3, from 2 ing the fire of President Good times instead of wonder- scratched on T rapper- become something more than
to 4 p.m., the Rev. Gilbert Hussein s hatred of the West. ing why all the not-so-good Happers. anything high school had in
Shaheen, pastor of the Evangeli- Questioning Faith Rev. Shaheen is an Interna- fuzzy memories. , The smell of gym floor will al- store. i
cal Presbyterian Church of tional Peacemaker, invited for Yeah, I was a senior too. I ways bring back images of And if those smelly lockers
Basrah, in the south of Iraq, will a second year to participate in donned the cap with giddy pride dodge ball games and dances could talk, who would have
be on the Mercyhurst campus to
Rev. Lyta Seddig the program. Last year, Mercy- and turned the tassel with to- scored to Lady in Red. thought we d become some-
speak with students and faculty. hurst hosted Monique Misenga hell-with-it eagerness. But upon And graduation, with speeches thing more than the contents of
Although Rev. Shaheen s Mukuna from the Democratic exiting the Erie Civic Center and filled with clich d lines about our yearbooks?
church is relatively young in age, Iraqi people has been enor- Republic of the Congo.
it is rooted in a deep faith tradi- mous.00 International Peacemakers
tion that extends as far back as According to a report by two are leaders who are engaged in
the earliest centuries of Chris- former UN Coordinators for peacemaking- in their own
tianity,* and Iraq is the site*of Sraq ^between five Jncl six'thou-1Sands. .•,„:.; . .,
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some ofthe earliest Biblical his- sand children die each month They are invited by tfre Peace- By Megan Cvitkovic^j > figure out howlttp spend the least Embellishment is another
tory. because of contaminated water, making Program of the Presby- Contributing writer &v amount of money and still look simple trick ,/Get funky,
Why would Campus Ministry lack of medication, and malnu- terian Church (U.S.A.) to share hot! i accessorize your getup to be a
bring an Iraqi to Mercyhurst? trition. their experiences and further I can still see it. The stiffly Fear not, we ve got craftiness little more trendy.
Rev. Shaheen has been deeply j£ UNICEF officials report that our understanding of the peace erect hair with not a curl out of on our side! But when hitting the mall, have
involved in ministering with more than 500,000 children and and justice concerns of others place. ' With less than a week until the an idea of what you want and
Iraqi refugees who fled the bor- 1.5 million adults have died fromaround the world. i'&The makeup overemphasized big dance, you realize that you what styles look good on you.
der with Iran during the eight- the effects of the sanctions.0 . In an often unjust and increas- just in case it starts to wear off still have nothing to wear. The Three-quarter, and mid-calf
year Iraq-Iran war. He has also Infant mortal ity rates have sky- ingly violent world (the stark in two daysfromthen. The dress response of most would be to lengths are popular and work out
been ministering to the needs of rocketed, and mortality rates for reality of which we so drasti- 0
we won t even go there.°And head off to the mall and check multitudes of height problems.
Iraqis suffering from the conse- al 1 age groups have escalated out cally experienced for the first of course those ridiculously high out those often hideous dresses . Lace, bell and slit sleeves,
quences of the sanctions im- of control. time on 9/11), we are chal- stiletto shoes, pointy enough so at the stores. draped Greek goddess gowns
posed against Iraq,* In addition, the sanctions im- lenged to understand and ad- that you permanently relocated But I implore you, hold offjn- and bright colors can also be
For eleven years, Iraq has been posed on Iraq have, in many dress the root causes of violence your baby toe to rest on top of stead, run through the inventory found in abundance and accord-
under what are perhaps the most ways, strengthened President and injustice. your foot." of dresses you have collected ingly solve many a body shape
severe sanctions ever imposed Saddam Hussein s position Dialogue with the peacemak- That s right. I m speaking of overyears. crisis. <r f
by the United Nations, limiting within his country and in the ers often brings about a better the time-honored tradition of Remember that favorite dress If none of the above solutions
and monitoring trade into and Arab world. understanding of the peace and homecoming formals." from senior homecoming that work for you, borrow from
out of the Iraqi borders. ° ° By blaming his people s suf- justice issues in our own com- Yet surely now that we are in cost a pretty penny and sat in the others, and then accessorize.
The original purpose of the fering on the Western world, i muni ties. college, it can t be quite as bad, closet for years? Now is the time And for all the guys who don t
sanctions was to prohibit any Hussein has polarized many in All students, faculty and staff nor quite as long and drawn out to bring it back to life. know where to begin, take it
raw materials entering Iraq that Iraq and the surrounding coun- are invited to hear Rev. of a process. f Many of us are familiar with easy and remember that the la-
could be used for the manufac- tries against the United States Shaheen s stories, find out first- In any case, we can look to this recycling method of dress- dies just love it when you actu-
ture of illicit weapons. Later, the and its allies. hand what it is like to live un- homecoming to provide us with ing for formals, but let s add a ally take time to dress up. "If
aim was to chastise the Iraqi While the political mood of the der sanctions, ask questions an excuse to put off the moun- twist and get creative. you re still having qualms, ask
government for its refusal to co- United States favors a military and0'consider steps which may tains of homework (again) and One simple solution is hem- your friends or step outside your
operate with weapons inspec- solution, past attempts to remove be taken in response to the have some booty-shaking fun at ming. No one expects you to be norm and pick up a crazy col-
tors." I | ! I President Hussein from power mounting tensions.00 the dance. 00
| f a first class seamstress, but there ored shirt or funky tie."
It is unclear whether any goals have had results similar to the | For more information, contact That being said, I hear the are plenty in Erie."Instead of Confidence looks better than
have been met as a result of the sanctions, devastating the civil- Rev. Lyta Seddig, Protestant cringes of many racking their buying a brand new dress, pull a any thousand dollar designer
sanctions. The price paid by the ian population and further fuel- Campus Minister, at ext. 3348. brains either trying to come up little cut and stitch on your old gown ever will. *
with some cool concoction or one. Happy homecoming!

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Contact info: Opinionmetviad@mertyhurst.edu OPINION

Campus Question:*In-depth
One students accountfrominside Hirt
ing is a wonderful luxury to
By Kerry Marshall have, but it is way out of con-
What is your opinion of the new academic building, the Hirt Center? Contributing writer trol. SO degrees is a bit chilly for
my standards, but I guess I d
I think that the building is 11 ike the openness ofthe class- rather suck it up and wear a
good for the expansion and The building is good, but too rooms. The structure is beauti- It went up really fast since I When I printed my schedule sweater than roast to death in
growth of the college. good. Needs more trees. ful. P |g \ I ;) visited last year. I m definitely over the summer, 1 was pleas- some other classroom.
Meghan Morse, sophomore Kevin Murtha, freshman Heather Peskorski, freshman impressed with what I have antly surprised when I saw the pProblem number two: the situ-
winessed so far. letters HRTC appearing in the ation with the clocks. I am sick
It s nice. [The building] It looks pretty good from the Put an information office in 3 Briana Sulivan, freshman room slot, of hearing and asking the ques-
matches the rest of the cam- outside. It actually looks fake there. I didn t mink it that the new tion What time is it? I guess I
pus, but the air conditioning in from far away. I haven t been Ryan McCullough, sopho- It is a great new building and academic building, the Audrey could wear a watch, but that
there is quite annoying — is inside it yet * more it is roomy so that many classes Hirt Center, was actually fin- would make things all too easy.
so cold in there all the time, Steve Strohm, senior! can be taught Nice work! ished ahead of schedule. As the Designers, it is okay to put
and you can t regulate that in It s cold in the classrooms. SarahLuzar .freshman first day of classes began, I clocks in the school. Time is a
the classroom itself. They did a good job building it There is a bad paint smell. mixed in with the confusion and good thing.
Kasia Orzel, sophomore in so short a time. That s why Anna Dunin. freshman I think it s the ugliest, most as I was approaching the front Another problem that isn t di-
I m worried that something phallic looking thing and they entrance, the same question was rectly correlated with the Hirt
I believe the architecture is might go wrong, like [the build- tore down my old apartment on everyone s mind: Where s Center is the parking situation,
quite attractive. The class- ing wiHJ fall down. * While it is not in any way aes- building to build that? What s my class at? For others, it was or rather the lack there of. The
rooms also seem nice. thetically pleasing to ma* I be- up with that? Where is the first floor at? closest parking lot to the new
Eric Hollenbeck, sophomore lieve we are very fortunate to
Mar garet Harold, freshman Kate Pacne, junior With the way the building is building is D Angelo. This lot
have it here. Americans need to set up, one would think that fills up very quickly. Although
The outside looks big, but the appreciate the conveniences we
Other than the weird noises inside is much to be desired It s a great building, equipped when you walk through the main watching peoplefightfor a park-
take for granted and often do not with a lot of resources. I love entrance you would be on the ing space is at times amusing, it
and huge temperature changes, Pustyn Risner ^junior deserve.
it s a great facility. The desks that there are computers in first floor. Not the case. I soon is a hazard to everyone. I have a
are kind of uncomfortable, It is difficult to find rooms and Lindsay Wilhelm, sopho- each classroom for the projec- found out that I had to go down solution: park by McAuley. It
too. it is not marked out very well more * tion screen. the stairs tofindany room in the isn t too bad of an idea and the
Kari Claph, freshman Jim Pifer , sophomore CorrieThearh, freshman 100s. W*. exercise can do everyone some
As soon as I found my class- good.
room, I was extremely im- Myfinalcomplaint is the lack
pressed at the design of the of restrooms. Maybe I m not

TV stereotypes: Fact vs. fiction room. Being a communications looking hard enough, but all of
major, I am used to the dun- my classes are on the first floor
geon, also known as the base- and I have yet tofinda restroom.
ment of Baldwin. This was a My bladder doesn t appreciate it,
In the battle for ratings, exaggeration equals entertainment definitely a treat. but I have survived thus far.
All of the rooms seemed to be These minor inconveniences
very well made and modern, es- are a small price to pay for such
Larry Evans (Knight Ridder Southerner over the age of 35 REAL people will be sniffed where, race souped-up riding pecially with the addition of a beautiful building, i
Newspapers) A fat woman, hair has known a Boss Hogg or two.) out like rabbits by the CBS tal- lawn mowers at family picnics, technology in the classroom, I give kudos to the construc-
in curlers and carrying a pig, Before television existed, two ent hounds, who are looking in think golf is for sissies and be- I was also excited to hear that tion crew for working so bard
steps from an elevator. Sunday-morning comic strips mountainous, rural areas of lieve California is a communist the new television studio was al- and having everything ready to
Where are they going? perpetuated the hick stereotype. West Virginia, North Carolina, country. most complete, along with many go for thatfirstday of classes. I
Not shopping on Rodeo Drive. L il Abner, who was all Tennessee, Kentucky and Ar- If the CBS talent scouts look other added benefits for the stu- look forward to the completion
No, the woman and the little brawn and bib overal Is but not kansas for a family that includes hard enough, they can find the dents. Although I am absolutely of the building.
pink porker are fans on their way much in the way of brains; and parents and children plus a characters they set out to get. thrilled with the new building, I I think this center will benefit
to a University of Tennessee Snuffy Smith, a floppy-hatted grandparent or two, according to In their journey through the do have a few complaints. students for many a trimester to
football game. man of the mountains who was The Washington Post 'jj South, however, they will en- § I understand that air condi t i on- come. y.
That scene unfolds in a 15-sec- never tar from a jug of moon- The idea is to put bumpkins in counter more sport utility ve-
ond video made as a promo for shine. the promised land so TV view- hicles than pickup trucks.
College GameDay, ESPN s|
overview of the day s football
Belittling humor aimed at ers will laugh.
Southerners and people in the What kind of Southerners do
southern Appalachians, in par- you think CBS is looking for?
They will encounter more
young Republicans than old
Democrats, and a culture that
From "cellicide" to
Tennesseans who previewed
the video got steamed by the
stereotypical hillbilly fashion
ticular t continues in the enter - Let me guess: men and women
tainment industry, as well as in in cheap, tight-fitting clothes
society at large. (Heard any West whofishwith worms, speak with
lost its distinctiveness when
mass culture especially TV
blanketed the nation in the
vomitorious 99

in which they were depicted, ac- Virginia jokes lately?) an exaggerated Nashville twang, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. have fun with new wave of
cording to the Knoxville Senti- It is surprising, therefore, that keep dogs outdoors but take In some cases, Southerners
nel- ESPN had the good sense to pull barnyard animals into the house. young ones became the un- Maria Mills (Knight Ridder pounding fists, working up his
Consequently, ESPN benched the plug on the video. They are looking for Southcners real stereotypes they saw de- Newspapers) Spread by e-mail, face to cry, but also looking an-
the offensive video. CBS, however, is stumbling who build little ponds of butter picted on the endless hours of Web sites and plain old-fash- gry. Robert S. Marshall,
The entertainment industry has along toward a kudzu patch of in their grits. Southeners who TV they watched while growing ioned, word-of-mouth, new Evanston, 111.
criticism from Southerners marry their first cousins, trade up. . words bounce around English Chompacuted (chom-pac-uted)
made fun of Southerners for so faster than dictionary editors, or vt. When you get mangled and
long that the laugh-seeking weary of the jokes. their babies for used cars that On into adulthood those new- anyone else, can track. electrocuted at the same time.
ESPN marketing team didn t re- The network plans to launch a don t run half the time, eschew age rebels play the characters
alize it was about to step into, new version of The Beverly shoes, carry guns, and expecto- they ve seen on TV and in Burt Often, people come up with My friend Jesse was always
Hillbillies, the 1960s show rate wads of tobacco at traffic Reynolds movies. new terms tofil1 what dictionary scared at the elevated stations of
uh, a mess. '=• editor Erin McKean calls getting hit by a train and kept
Remember the TV show Hee about an extended family that lights.' The unreal became real.
emigrated out of a deep, sunless They never dance except in Meanwhile, a society is in deep English s semantic gaps, saying, I don t want to get
Haw, with its caricatures of where a word could exist but chompacuted!;... He is an as-
country folks? hollow and into glitzy Beverly cowboy boots. trouble if many ofits people look does not. piring filmmaker and plans to
How about the assortment of Hills, where everything shines They drink cold beer not dry with envy upon the rich, vacu-
like gold. | wine, and wear heavy, camou- ous and rootless people of Many ofthe terms arise as pure use it in a film someday, so
thinly drawn rednecks on The whimsy. maybe it will see the Ugh t ofday
Dukes of Hazzard ? (OK, 111 This time around, there will be flage-patterned underwear. They Beverly Hills.
no actors. believe Elvis is out there some- Others are sure signs of the sometime. Brendan Walsh,
concede this much: Every times, such as e-dress, an e- Chicago
mail address. (That one has oc- E-dress (e-dress) n. An e-mail
curred to more than one person, address. Several months ago, in
Police and as has ginormous a combina- the midst of retrieving/logging
tion of gigantic and enor - daily e-mail and phone messages
safety report mous.) to paper, and quite by accident,
Most made-up words never I elided the words for e-mail ad-
gain wide circulation, but every dress into e-dress.
now and then one emerges with As I read it back, I thought it
9/1S/02: staying power. J quite clever, and asked my co-
Briggs Avenue: Marijuana You never know, says workers if they had ever read or
use McKean, a senior editor with heard of such a term.
Lower Ramp #2: Attempted Oxford University Press-USA | It seems to be a natural refer-
theft who was profiled in the Chicago ence to such a, now, often-used
TuHJo Field: Theft Tribune last month. As part of term. No one I have spoken to
that article, the Tribune asked has seen or heard of it since I
Editor-in-Chief ed i tormerc i ad @ mercyhurst.edu readers what new words they suggested it.
Kristin Purdy 38th and Briggs Avenue; Li- have made up, or noticedA
Managing Editor entertainmentmerciad@mercyhurst.edu Karin Magnuson, Chicago
Adam DuShole quor Law violation Below is a sampling of the re- Oak (gack) nvHere s a word I
Megan Fialkovich News Editor ne w s mere i ad @ mercyhurst.edu Parking Lot #1: Theft
featuresmerciad @ mercyhurst.edu plies. Judge for yourself if you made up in the 70 s.... It was
Courtney Nicholas Features Editor Lewis Avenue Townhouses:
opinionmerciad @ mercyhurst.edu think any have linguistic legs. the sound my cat made While
Phil Pirrello Opinion Editor Disorderly conduct; public in- Cellicide (cell-a-cide) n. Kill- coughing up hairballs. The word
Sports Editor sport smerci ad @ mercy hurst.edu toxication ing of pedestrians, cyclists, mo- gak later evolved from ono-
Mackenzie Dexter
Jody Mcllo Photo Editor photomerciad@mercyhur8t.edu torists and passengers in acci- matopoeia to a noun, as in What
Emily Crofoot Copy Editor 2ZU dents caused by drivers dis- is this gak in the sink? Linda
Lewis Avenue: Criminal mis- tracted by use of their cell M. Cain, Schaumburg, III.
Production Manager prodmerciad@mercyhurst.edu chief phones. Cellicidal — adj. Graetma (grate-ma) n. As my
Billy Elliott Parking Lot #4: Criminal Duane Carlson, Chicago! age and family increase, I have
Megan Eble Advertising Manager admerciad @ mercyhurst.edu
mischief Chillaxing (chill-axing) n. coined less cumbersome titles
Chilling out and relaxing. Spot- for the matriarch/patriarch ofthe
212M I ted online and heard in conver- family. Rather than great-grand-
The Merclad is the student-produced newspaper of Mercyhurst College. It is Parking Lot #8: Liquor Law sation with area teens. mother, I choose graetma and
oublished throughout the school year, with the exception offinalsweek. Our violation * ,' Kathleen Eng, Skokie, HI the male graetpa.
office is in the Hirt Center, room 120. Our telephone number is 824-2376. Briggs Avenue: Theft Frustankerous (frus-tank-er-us) Kinly (kin-lee) adj. Someone
adj. My wife (Olena) and I have who is not blood relation, nor an
9/6/02; invented a word to describe the in-law, but is nonetheless con-
The Merclad welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must be signed and names Mercy Apartments: Liquor
will be included with the letters. Although we will not edit the letters for content, behavior of our 11 -month-old nected to a family. Such as my
Law violation boy who, when he doesn t get brother s in-laws... his mother-
a,* r^erve the right to trim letters tofit.Letters are due the Thursday before McAuley Hall: college viola- what he wants, acts both frus- in-law is my kinly. t
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ENTERTAINMENT Contact info: Entertainmentmerciad@mercyhurst.edu

Ecks vs. Sever. Ashes to ashes:

Monkeys could make a better movie
his son, who carries Gant s lat-
Ray Bradbury's From the Dust Returned
est invention: a microscopic as- ture; and the evil prince damned dazzled tans .and critics alike
TicketStub sassin that can cause a stroke at By Megan Fialkovich
the push of a button. (Since it is News editor
to an earthly eternity for a mur- with a coming-of-age tale that
is never as whimsical or simple
Sept 27 -vj derous reign. The central con-
Suicide Machines. Agoia injected via a dart, why not sim- flict, however, deals with the as it seems; the element of the
Ballroom, Cleveland. PhilPirrello ply poison a dart and save a few From the Dust Returned: A
billions in development costs?) Family Remembrance begins
black sheep.
Timothy, the Elliotts adopted
supernatural blends seamlessly
with the narrative, as well as
Sept 27 As the plot thickens, the with the relatively innocuous human son, is bound by the laws it did in 1962 s Something
Ink Spots, Four Lads. Allen audience s attention span thins tale of how the House, a living of time, gravity and space, mak- Wicked" This Way Comes.
Theatre, Cleveland. On sale at Warner Bros, promotions de- to anorexic proportions. Instead entity, drew the unconventional ing him the household outcast While many students may rec-
tickets.com. partment has afineskill at mak- ofa dramatic, sensible revelation Elliott clan to its drafty halls His companions are a spider, ognize Bradbury for book-re-
ing great movie trailers for out- about Ecks and his wife s fate, and mouldering catacombs. mouse and cat who understand port favorites The Martian
Sept 28 house-bound movies,. we are greeted with one hell of Early America became a haven him more than his nocturnal, Chronicles or Farenheit 451,
Super Furry Animals. Laga, Now, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Severa narrative curve ball that war- for a world-weary band of vam- ancient family members. the recipient of 2000 s Na-
Oakland, Pa. < can join their ranks. This movie rants a refund on one s admis- pires, elves, empaths and walk- When the dispersed others tional Book Foundation Medal
suffers from having the worst sion price. ing skeletons who now hold for Distinguished Contribution
who have fled to every dark cor-
Sept 29 title of the year and as 2002 s The Good: One nifty stunt, in- yearly gatherings for the last ner of the world to escape hu-to American Letters recalls the
Medeski, Martin and Wood. worst movie, so far. volving an airborne motorbike surviving members of a dying man notice converge on the trials and yearnings of child-
University of New York at As directed by Asian film- followed by two more airborne race: the beings of fantasy and House, Timothy receives a les-hood with the most delicate,
Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y. maker Kaos (a director suffering SUVs, reeks ofcool. And I guess superstition. son in the acceptance of fate and
melancholy touch.
from delusions of John Woo if you are NRA bound, the arse- The book takes its title from purpose. From the Dust Returned is
Oct 2 grandeur), Ballistic is a chaotic, nal of weapons is a nice touch. the Ash Wednesday blessing the culmination of a lifetime s
As the imminent demise of the
Reel Big Fish, Starting Line, continuity-be-damned mess of The Bad: Where to begin ... bestowed by the priest as the dabbling in the world of the
family approaches, the revelers
Kicks. Odeon, Cleveland. purposeless explosions and ge- Lucy Liu s performance has all faithful receive an anointing of recall centuries of hiding andunseen, the unbelievable, and
neric techno passing as inge- the range of a kitchen magnet, palm leaf soot on the brow. persecution at the hands of sci-
the fantastic. The formative
Oct 6 nious score. (Does she ever blink?) There is A Thousand Times ence, reason and intellect Thechapter was printed in short
Everclear. Hammermill Cen- The title should have been Banderas stares intensely Great Grand-m re, a once- more perceptive creatures havestory form in Mademoiselle in
ter, Gannon University, Erie. Ecks and Sever, because the titu-down the film s barrel of clich s lovely pharaoh s daughter who begun to deteriorate simply be-1946, and evolved into the
$17. On sale at Gannon s lar subjects don t square off as and underwritten stock charac- has all but withered to dust in cause no one from the real slim volume it now is after
Waldron Center front desk at much as they dance around an ters, and the action scenes are her crumbling sarcophagus; world is willing to believe inaudiences clamored for more.
inevitable pairing up at some narcoleptic in their execution. Uncle Einar, an eight-foot tall them anymore; It is at this stage
It s an easy, smooth read, and
10 a.m. Also on sale at Disc stock location like an abandoned Action scenes are more than ex- vampire who loves the gift of that twelve-year-old Timothy can be purchased at
Go Round, World of Music, industrial yard, which still man- plosions and.cool, slow-mo flight; Cecy, the Dreamer, who discovers his vocation: as scribe
amazon.com. There are a
Grasshopper, and for stu- ages to produce an abundance of stunts, as directors like Woo and sleeps in the attic while men- for his family s legacy. number of used copies for
dents only Penn State- atmospheric smoke and fire. James Cameron have proved. tally projecting herself into na- Once again, Ray Bradbury has about S6.
Behrend s Reed Union and The Plot: Antonio Banderas They need to motivate the plot,
Edinboro s SGA Conve- tries to find pathos in a perma- not provide an excuse for one.
nience Store. nent five o clock shadow as Stringing along a narrative on

Pop-rock or rock-pop:
Agent Ecks, a government op- violent, lifeless scenes like these
Oct 10 erative whose wife is presumed is the best way to enter movie
Mooney Suzuki. Agora Ball- dead. That is until information oblivion, especially if your string
room, Cleveland. J emerges hinting that a sort of of a script is as thin as Ballistic s.

Oct W
rogue agent-turned-biological I fear for the future of action
weapons developer, Robert Gant films. Because if these guys ac-
Jimmy Eat World brings rock back into the limelight
Rolling Stones, Elvis (played by Gregg Henry), may tually thought what they were By Cary Darling (KR T) sums up Linton, 26, in a phone for the recording of Bleed
Costello and the Imposters. have Eck s wife. But Ecks will doing was good, then what Some performers varyfromtheir interview from Mesa. That s American aka Jimmy Eat
Gund Arena, Cleveland. have to get in line, because rouge hope do we as an audience have public personas. There s always not really us. World. By this point the band
agent Sever (Lucy Liu) wants to avoid suffering ever again the occasional headbanging And that seems to be Jimmy s had been dropped by Capitol and
Oct 14 \ \ Gant for revenge. So she kidnaps from anything as bad as this? rivethead who prefers world in a nutshell; it s a band needed financial help. We were,
No Doubt, Good Charlotte, Shakespeare to Slipknot or the that runs fom.the dreaded like, so broke. We were barely
Distillers. Bryce Jordan Cen- bespectacled, would-be intellec- emo tag faster than a chicken *] scraping by, Linton remembers.

El Canelo:
ter, State College, Pa. On sale tual who s really masking ram- at a barbecue but hews close to We had $100 in our baud
at (800) 863-3336 or online pant idiocy. the style s original intent: checking account:;
at www.bjc.psu.edu. But in the case of Jimmy Eat dewey-eyed, down-to-earth Even so, he can t bring him-
World, what you see, and hear, boys-next-door playing emo- self to totally trash Capitol. It
Oct. 15 No talking chihuahuas necessary really seems to be what you get.
They re just four average Ari-
tional rock about love s ups and was kind of cool; they bought us
downs. a van. They gave us money to
Ratdog. Warner^Theatre,]
Erie. $26.50. On sale Sept 20 go because you can try several zona Joes, who grew up amid the I don t think I ve changed at record, he says.
at 10 a.m. at TicketMaster of their specialties and they only suburban sprawl of endless sky all, Linton says about the seem- With a new CD recorded, the
outlets, by phone at 452-4857 Check, please cost around $5.50. and sweltering sun that is Mesa,
You can also have an item off near Phoenix, Four guys who
ingly sudden stardom. I don t guys went shopping for a label
think anyone in the band has. 11 s but this time were a little wiser.
or 456-7070, online at
www.ticketmaster.com. of their Grilled Specials menu or make crunchy, accessible pop- been like a slow growth, with Says Linton: We pretty much
Betsy Donner one of their Special Orders, such rock that, faster than you can say
as Taquitos, Taco Salad or a va- rock is back!, is suddenly all
our fans and stuff. We re not knew what we wanted. We said,
THAT big. ^ 4
If you re going to change us at
Oct 24
riety of Quesadi Ha. Even if your over the radio and MTV. More As is nearly always the case, all, we re not going to sign with
Wflco. Agora Theatre, Cleve- budget is extremely low, don t mature than Blink-182 yet more
land, On sale at TicketMaster. the success of Jimmy Eat World you. The record s finished. Here
Hola chicos y chicas de pass El Canelo up for Taco Bell; youthful than Creed or Korn, who took the name from a it is.
Mercyhurst! Have you ever you can simply go in and buy Jimmy Eat World is for people drawing by Linton s younger Jimmy Eat World signed with
Oct 25 X
wanted to try some real Mexi- items off of the side order and a who like a hearty helping of brother of another brother, DreamWorks and Bleed Ameri-
Beck, Flaming Lips, Palace
can food without making a trip la carte menus for minimal dol- hooks, hope and heartbreak. Jimmy, eating the world was can was released last fall,
Theatre, Cleveland. On sale
south of the border and worry- lars. The group s fourth album, a slow process, and came close steadily gaining in popularity
Sept. 21 at tickets.com. to not happening at all.
ing about the water situation? Also don t forget to try some Jimmy Eat World (originally through this year. Today, Jimmy
Well, for once, Erie has the an- sopapi 1 las, fried ice cream or a called Bleed American, pre-9/ Formed in 1995, the band Eat World is considered part of
Oct. 30 7
swer. choco taco; anything to cool off 11), is platinum and has spawned quickly signed with Capitol but, the back-to-basics rock revival
No Use for a Name,
Un restaurante, El Canelo, is the Habanero. two radio bits, The Middle and because of executive turnover, that includes White Stripes, The
Yellowcard, Eyeliners.
located right on West 12th Street Another great aspect of El Sweetness. So now come the soon found itself without a Vines, The Hives and South
Agora Theatre, Cleveland.
and will provide for you the Canelo s authenticity is the parties and the pretties,right?In champion at the label. Two al- Florida acts such as Dashboard
Mexican dining experience amount of cervezas they have the case of Jimmy Eat World, bums, Static Prevails and Confessional and New Found
Nov. 1 f
you re looking for. available (the funny word is featuring singer Jim Adkins, gui- Clarity, came and went with- Glory.
Mushroomhead. Agora The-
Upon arrival you enter what BEER to all you unsophisti- tarist Tom Linton, bassist Rick out a trace. So far, Linton is happy about
atre, Cleveland. On sale at
looks like a plain old diner, but cated college drinkers). Burch and drummer Zach Lind, Well, not quite. Thanks to tour- being thrown in with such com-
the owner does his best to create They have nine choices, in- probably not. ing, word-of-mouth, sporadic pany but he s also cautious.
an authentic Mexican theme. The cluding everyone s favorite: Jim and Zach are married. I radio play and the Internet, There s been a lot of bad music
Nov. 2 f walls are painted a patriotic red, Corona. have a girlfriend and Rick has a Jimmy Eat World had built a cult on the radio lately so the White
Donnas, Superd rag, Camp- white and green. The bar is bor- They also blend up a variety girlfriend. I was raised Mormon following. This was especially Stripes and The H i ves are a good
fire Girls, Your Enemies dered by parrots, horse blankets, of Margaritas, with or without but I m not religious at all. I true in Europe and an indepen- things he says. W e 11 see what
Friends. Agora Ballroom, and plenty of paper flowers fill alcohol, available by the pitcher. don t know, I ve never been into dently released compilation, happens. It s kind of hard to tell.
I Cleveland. On sale at in the blank spots. Now that s some hospitality the rock backstage party thing, Singles, helped raise money
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ished off with great traditional The greatest part of the menu
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W o m e n ' s ; f i e l d h o c k e y r a n k e d n i n t h i nt h e n a t i o n
By Mackenzie Dexter
Sports editor

The Mercyhurst women s field

hockey team raised their record to
6-3 as they defeated Houghton 2-
0, St Anselm 6-1 and Kutztown
3-2. The wins helped the Lady
Lakers earn themselves a national
ranking at ninth in Division II.
Senior AU American forward
Jeanna Hartmann, named this
week s ECAC Player of the Week,
scored both goals Thursday, Sept
19 as the Lady Lakers defeated
Houghton College for the first
time since the sport was reinstated
in 1998. Hartmann scored her first
goal as she tipped the ball over the
Houghton goalie s head at 26:14
in the first half. Senior midfielder
Mariel Zummo assisted the goal,
making a cross over to Hartmann
from a sidelinefreehit Hartmann
scored her second goal unassisted Jody Mello/Merciad photographer Jody Mello/Merciad photographer
at 66:56.* t i '-T
The Lady Lakers outshot
Houghton 21-4. Senior goalie
Summer Kraatz made three saves Sophomore Catrina Schaeffer takes a shot at the top of the circle against St. Senior Sarah D'Emilio dribbles around a St Anselm defender. D'Emilio scored
as she earned her third shutout of Anselm. Mercyhurst defeated St Anselm 8-1 this past Saturday. a goal Sunday against Kutztown and has scored six goals this season;
the season.
Mercyhurst went on to defeat St
Anselm 6-1 Saturday, Sept. 21. St. Hollembaek finished by hitting Hollembaek and Hartmann each 28-4. The Lady Lakers also had a ond half. Davis scored, giving the utes. But Mercyhurst held on for
Anslem took the early lead as they the ball into the back of the goal. scored their second goals of the total of 16 comers. Lady Lakers a 2-1 lead, at 51:01. the win.
scored 6:06 into the first half. But, The Lady Lakers took the lead two game at 39:34 and 42:17, respec- The Lady Lakers won their third Hartmann scored her tenth goal of Kraatz made six saves as the
senior forward Fran Hollembaek minutes later as Hartmann scored. tively. Sophomore forward Nicole straight game as they defeated the season with a shot taken at Lady Lakers outshot Kutztown
tied the game with her goal at Sophomore midfielder Catrina Davis finished the scoring with a Kutztown 3-2 Sunday, Sept 22. 57:13 after a Kutztown goalie re- 31-11. } J i
11:25. Zummo started the play Schaeffer increased Mercyhurst s goal assisted byfreshmanKatie Senior forward Sarah D Emilio bound to widen Mercyhurst s lead Mercyhurst will begin a six
hitting the ball into the circle on a lead to 3-1 as she scored a goal King with only 39 seconds left in scored the only goal of the fust 3-1. Kutztown gave the Lady game road trip playing at Slippery
free hit. Hartmann deflected the from a shot at the top of the circle the game. half at 14:19. Kutztown then tied Laker s a scare as they scored one Rock Wednesday, Oct. 2 for a 4
ball around the goalie and on a penalty corner at 24:07. Mercyhurst outshot St Anselm the score 40 seconds into the sec- more time within the lastfivemin- p.m. game.

Former lacrosse players Women runnersfinish6th while Martial Arts

menfinish9th in Division IP
Merrill and Judge chosen The Mercyhurst College the 2002 National Catholic Cross
women s cross country team fin- Country Invitational Friday, Sept.
ished 15th overall and 6th in Di-
20. There were a total of 119 run-

into 2002 NLL Entry Draft vision II at the 2002 National

Catholic Cross Country Invito-
tional Friday. Sept 20. There were
ners who participated.
Junior Ryan Knight finished
25th with a time of 27:24. Junior
Two former Mercyhurst lacrosse player... brings a ton of pro cali- his resume really looks good when a total of 110 runners who partici- David Fredrickfinished66th with
players were chosen Saturday in ber experience after playing two looking at this past, but extremely pated a time of 28:40. Freshman Patrick
the 2002 National Lacrosse years with the Coquitlam recent, success at Mercyhurst and Junior Mindi Lauterbach fin- Hauser finished 71st with a time Classes begin on 9/30/02
League (NLL) Entry Draft. Adanacs, where he also won a the Burlington, OR As... a good ished 10th with a time of 19:40. of 28:49. Freshman Neal in the Rec Center
Tlie Toronto Rock made Patrick Mann Cup... was an integral part face-off man that could take a lot Freshman Elizabeth Kenniston Hutchison finished 81st with a
Merrill its #1 overall selection. ofthe Northmen s past Minto Cup of Columbus FO with Warder be- finished 15th with a time of 20:13. time of 29:15. Sophomore Scott
Merrill, 6-0, 180 pounds from success...fitsthe Rock prototype ing released... an overall solid Sophomore Heidi Irons finished Bishop finished 82nd with a time
Orangeville, Ontario, finished his to a T... f player. 32nd with a time of 20:49. Sopho- of 29:17. Senior Daniel Fairbanks (Note Date Correction!!)
three-year career at Mercyhurst Meanwhile, the Columbus The NLL Entry Draft was held more Karen Thomas finished 39th finished I04st with a time of
last spring. He was Mercyhurst s Landsharks selected Greg Judge, in Toronto. with a time of 21:09. Sophomore 30:34. Junior Timothy Fox fin-
third leading scorer at midfield in 6-0,185 pounds from Burlington, Merrill and Judge are the third Katie Mieczkowskifinished52nd ished 106th with a time of 30:38.
2002 and graduated last May with Ontario, at #28 overall. Judge was and fourth players from with a time of 21:27. Sophomore Senior Robert Quiggle finished
a degree in Sport Marketing. A a four-year player at Mercyhurst Mercyhurst to be drafted in the Stephanie Schnacke finished 79th 112th with a time of 31:55. Senior For more information
and a 2002 co-captain He gradu- NLL. The Syracuse Crunch took with a time of 22:16. Junior Anne Rocco Tellifinished113th with a
Total Lacrosse analysis of
Marie Romano finished 91st with time of 32:00. $ contact:
Merrill is as follows: Pat Merrill, ated last May with a degree in Bruce Alexander in the second
Coquitlam Adanacs an amaz- Business. Total Lacrosse used round in 1998 and the Rochester a time of 22:38. f\ The men s and women s teams I John J. Bruno
ing defender that can go up with these words to describe him: Al- Knighthawks chose Ted Jenner in The Mercyhurst College men s will compete at Gannon Saturday, jbnmo@mercyhurst.edu
the play just as easily... is de- though Judge put in a few games the fust round last year. cross country teamfinished19th Sept. 28. -
scribed as a Glenn Clark type for the Chiefs this past summer,] overall and 9th in Division II at

Women's ten-
Fourth-ranked Saginaw nis raises over-
Valley State defeats all record to 6-
Mercyhurst 51-7 2 with win
Lakers'record dropstto 1-2 Valley, State :
Fourth-ranked Saginaw Val- two interceptions. Cardinal The Lady Lakers continued to roll
ley State University drove 80 quarterbacks totaled 19 of 27 for Friday, Sept.20, with a 7-2 win
yards in ten plays following the 389 yards, four touchdowns, over visiting Saginaw Valley AND NOT THE OTHER?
opening kickoff and never and no interceptions. SVSU State. Mercyhurst is now 6-2 over-
looked back in turning back rushed 41 times for 197 yards all and 5-2 in the G LIAC,
Mercyhurst 51 -7 Saturday, Sept. and three touchdowns while the The Lady Lakers started strong
21. The Cardinals are now 5-0 Lakers were held to 79 yards on by winning all three doubles
lifetime against the Lakers, in- 35 attempts. matches, then took four of six
cluding 3-0 at Wickes Stadium. Schuler had a great game singles contests.
Before the first quarter dust punting the football, averaging Mercyhurst gave Northwood a
had settled, the Cardinals scored nearly 45 yards on eight efforts. scare before bowing 5-4 Saturday,
four touchdowns and opened a Senior defensive back Rob Sept. 21. The Timberwolves won
28-0 lead before a crowd of Keefc led the defense with three two of three doubles matches
nearly 3,300. The advantage solo and three assisted tackles. which proved to be the difference.
grew to 38-0 at ha 1 ftime and 51 - He also returned two punts for Two ofthe doubles contests were
0 after three before Mercyhurst twenty yards. decided by 9-8 scores, each team
scored its lone touchdown with The loss dropped the Lakers winning one.
ten minutes left on a four-yard to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Freshman Natalie Paparolla,
pass from sophomore quarter- Oi I AC while the Cardinals im- junior Lindsay Zimm and senior
back Jim Schuler to senior run- proved to 3-0 and 2-0, respec- Lauren Dujanovich won at singles
ning back Craig Joseph. » tively^ 1 > |^ while the team of Dujanovich and
Both teams ran 68 plays from Mercyhurst will entertain Tori Trombetta gave the Lady
scrimmage, but SVSU piled up North wood Saturday, Sept. 28 at Lakers their only win at doubles.
586 yards of offense to just 222 TuUio Field at 1:30 p.m. The Mercyhurst is now 6-3 overall GII! a I n spare minutes? WB'H straw you ways ID save mora, h i n t wisely, anil l i n on i budget.
for the Lakers. Each team used game will be part of the and 5-3 in the conference. The Find litis* and Ills of oinir swart real world lips at tlw u l i n i source lor snail slutlwils.
three quarterbacks in the con- college s annual homecoming Lady Lakers will participate at the
test Senior Brett Wcidig, sopho- celebration.
more Clint Williams, and
1TA Regional Championships
next weekend at Bloomsburg. oucandealffttfcit .com ^

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Wheeling Jesuit upsets Lady Laker soccer 2-0 Upcoming

'Hurst Sports
Mercy hurst falls out of Division II national ranking
Women s golf
Wheeling Jesuit upset The women s golf team will be
Mercyhurst 2-0 Saturday after- traveling to Findlay this Sunday
noon, Sept 21, in Wheeling, West and Monday to compete.
Thefirstof the Cardinals goals
came at 20:19 while the second
came with less than two minutes g Field hockey
to play. The women sfieldhockey team
Wheeling Jesuit outshot will begin a six-game road trip
Mercyhurst 12-8. Senior goalie Wednesday, Oct. 2 when they
Dayna Shelkey was credited with travel to Slippery Rock for a 4
five saves for the Lady Lakers. p.m. game.
The Mercyhurst Lady Lakers
have dropped out of the national
rankings because of the upset and Women s soccer
have fallen from second to fifth The women s soccer team will
in the Great Lakes Region. host Edinboro Tuesday, Oct. 1
Mercyhurst had climbed to 12th at 4 p.m.
nationally and to second in the Jody Mello/Merclad photographer Jody Mello/Merciad photographer
Region after a 4-1 start The Lady
Lakers went to 5-1 last week with The Lady Lakers line up before the game as the Pledge of Alle-Mercyhurst senior goalie Dayna Shelkey jumps in attempt to
a 2-1 win over visiting West Vir- Cross country
giance plays. make a save. I
ginia Wesleyan before being The men s and women s cross
blanked by the Cardinals. country teams will race against
Mercyhurst hadn t been shut out goal of the season with just 1:2 5 record to 6-2 while IUP fell to 3- from nearly 40 yards away with Shelkey made four saves for Sannon Saturday. Sept. 28.
since Ashland and the Lady Lak- left in regulation to give just 38 seconds left in the half. Mercyhurst.
ers played to a double overtime Mercyhurst a 2-1 win over stub- The visitors surprised The Lady Lakers outshot IUP Mercyhurst won t play again
stalemate last October, a span of bom Indiana University of Penn- Mercyhurst with an early goal at 24-11, but couldn t put the Indi- until Tuesday, Oct. 1, when Women s tennis
16 matches. sylvania Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1:04. The score remained that way ans away until Morgan s heroics. Edinboro visits for a 4 p.m. con- The women s tennis team will
Mercyhurst junior forward Jes- 24, at Mercyhurst. The victory until Mercyhurst sophomore It was her second game-winner of test. compete in the IT.A. Regional
sica Morgan scored her fourth improved Mercyhurst s overall midfield Julia Kowzan scored the season. Info by MC Sports Information Championships this Saturday,
Sunday and Monday. Competi-

New NCAA president will Mercyhurst tion will take place in

BI oomsburg; PA.

have to face many challenges women's volleyball Women s volleyball

The women s volleyball team

sweeps Ashland
Wendell Barnhouse (KRT has swollen. The NCAA s operat- ment staff, which investigates al- will be hosting Michigan Tech,
Lake Superior State and North-,
campus) When NCAA presi- ing budget for the coming year leged and reported infractions, has
dent Cedric Dempsey announced will be more than $422 million, a been understaffed and inexperi- em Michigan in the MAC this
his (some say forced) resignation $75 million increase over last enced since Dempsey decided to weekend. Michigan Tech will
last January, the toughest job in year s budget. The boost comes move the national headquarters play the Lady Lakers at 7 p.m.
sports became available. from thefirstyear of the 11 -year, from metropolitan Kansas City to Friday, Sept. 27, Lake Superior
Baseball commissioner? No. $6 billion television contract with Indianapolis in 1997. State will visit 2 p.m. Saturday,
Coaching the Dallas Cowboys, CBS and ESPN for the NCAA Since the 1984 Supreme Court Sept. 28 and Northern Michigan
managing the New York Yankees? Tournament and other champion- ruling that stripped the NCAA s will play Mercyhurst at 1 p.m.
Nope. Keeping Mark Cuban ship events. control of college football tele- Sunday, Sept. 29.
seated during Mavericks games? And during Dempsey s watch, casts, the NCAA has had little
Negatory.'Being in charge of the his job description and title more than rubber-stamp authority |
NCAA is tougher than herding changed. over football. Football
cats, more than 1,000 of them. Five years ago, the NCAA The NCAA does not control The Mercyhurst football will
It s like having that many changed its governance system. two of the most important com- host GLIAC opponent
bosses, said Dempsey, who took Instead of one school, one vote to ponents of intercollegiate athlet- North wood in the Homecoming
over what was then called the ex- decide legislative matters at an ics: football television and the game at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays
ecutive director s job in 1994. annual January convention, the operation of the football bowl sys- Sept. 28 on Tullio Field. The
It s challenging because of the NCAA is now run by several com- tem, SMU s Turner said. The game will be televised live by
overall size and diversity of the mittees. At the top is the execu- Bowl Championship Series Image Sports on both Erie
NCAA membership, Big 12 Con- tive committee, which is made up schools are now dictating the di- Cablevision Channel 20 in the
ference commissioner Kevin of school presidents. rection ofintercollegiate football. city and Adelphia Cable Chan-
Weiberg said. There is an ongo- I think what has frustrated If the NCAA is to be the associa- nel 12 in the county.
tion of institutions for the coordi- Jody Mello/Merciad photographer
ing need to provide leadership on Cedric is the reorganization of the
issues, but you don t really have governance structure, said Fred nation ofintercollegiate competi- Senior Carrie Borowski dives in attempt to make a dig for the
any power. It s a challenging spot Jacoby, former commissioner of tions, there is going to have to be Men s soccer
Lady Lakers. Mercyhurst was swept Saturday by Findlay, but
to be in. the Southwest Conference and a resolution ol the football TV and swept Ashland the next day. The men s soccer team hosts
If you re talking about having currently the commissioner of the bowl question. Alderson Broaddus Saturday.
someone go around and make Lone Star Conference. Y ou have The NCAA and its leader often Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. and Truman
speeches about college athletics, the tug and pull between the ath- finds itself as the lightning rod for By Bryan Christopher 12-3 overall and 2-0 in the GLIAC
State Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.
attend fund-raisers and be the letic interests, represented by controversy. In August, the search Contributing writer and entered the weekend ranked
before traveling to LeMoyne
front man for the NCAA, that s coaches and athletic directors, and firm in charge of putting together 22nd in Division II.
College in Syracuse, NY
one thing, former Southeastern the presidents, who don t want to a list of candidates announced that The Hurst fought back Sunday,
The Mercyhurst women s vol- Wednesday, Oct. 3 for a 4 p.m.
Conference commissioner Roy appear weak. it had interviewed 80 people. The Sept. 22 defeating Ashland Uni-
Kramer said. When you re talk- next day, the Black Coaches As- leyball team fell to Findlay and de- versity three games to none. With
During his tenure, Dempsey
ing about trying to build consen- tried to lead on legislative agen- sociation expressed its displeasure feated Ashland this weekend, im- scores of 30-19,30-24 and 34-32,
sus on issues ... that s where the das ranging from deregulating that the search firm had not con- proving to 10-3 on the season. they improved their conference
job becomes difficult. The Lady Lakers were swept by record to 2-1. Senior Leslie Rowing
NCAA rules to amateurism to tacted the BCA about possible
minority candidates. the University of Findlay Satur- Macko and Hughes combined for The men s and women s row-
Baker-Parker, an Atlanta-based commercialization to cost contain- 25 kills and as a team they beat ing teams will host the Alumni
day, Sept. 21 3-0, by scores of 30-
search firm, has interviewed 80 ment to academic integrity. We have a diverse group in 25,30-25 and 30-22. Leading the the Eagles in total blocks 19-9. Race as part of the Homecom-
candidates in an effort to narrow In the new \Rgovernance\S terms of ethnicity, gender and ex- effort for Mercyhurst were fresh- ing festivities Saturday, Sept. 28
the search. The search committee structure, the executive commit- perience, said Tulsa President man Kari Clapham with 32 assists) The Lady Lakers will host
Michigan Tech, Lake Superior at 10:30 a.m. r T •
hopes to interview three or four tee expects more leadership out of Bob Lawless, chairman of the and sophomore Lyndsi Hughes
finalists by late October. The new the president s role without giv- five-member search committee with 13 kills. Findlay improved to State and Northern Michigan this
NCAA leader will need to be in ing any power to lead, Dempsey that includes two white men, two weekend.
place by Jan. 1 when Dempsey s said. I found myself leading and women and an African-American.
term officially expires. having no one following. The Weiberg believes that the next
| Despite an annual compensation membership sees the primary re- NCAA leader needs experience in
package estimated at nearly $1 sponsibility of the NCAA as one federal government in order to
million a year, most of the popu- of service, not leadership. seek some relief from Congress in
Men's water polojteam falls to
lar choices to succeed Dempsey It s difficult at the institutional several areas. Jacoby says the new
have said they re not interested. level to see what s best for the boss needs a vision for the next
Big Ten Conference commis- majority compared to what is best 10 years. Western Athletic Con-
sioner Jim Delany, sitting presi- for that institution. That s never ference commissioner Kai I
0-8 overall and 0-3 in CWPA
dents Gerald Turner ofSMU, Bud been more evident. Benson says someone with expe-
Shaw of Syracuse and Donna Many of us in the membership rience in athletics, higher educa-
Shalalu of Miami have all ex- found it difficu11 to figure out the tion, politics and the business
Darren Forgea scores threegoals in losses
pressed their lack of interest. priorities of Cedric s administra- world would be a good fit.
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Other possible candidates in- tion, Weiberg said. I think Ced All in all, it s a tough job, said By Bryan Christopher time. Freshman Pat Staab and se- Despite outscoring Salem Inter-
clude former U.S. Senator Bill will be known as someone who Turnei one of thefinalistsfor the Contributing writer nior Nate McHale combined foi national 3-2 in the second half,
Bradley, former Kansas chancel- raised a lot of important issues, but job when Dempsey was hired in 13 Laker saves in goal, and Jun- Mercyhurst again fell to defeat by
lor Gene Budig and Dan Boggan, will probably be best known for 1994. The NCAA president does The Laker water polo team suf- ior Ryan Moton, senior Chris a score of 10-4 Sunday, Sepi 22.
NCAA senior vice president and negotiating a $6 billion deal with not have a clear constituency on fered losses to Gannon, Slippery Anderson, Staab and McHale all Forgea scored twice while fresh-
chief operating officer. CBS. '. y which to depend. The presidents Rock and Salem International this scored. man Kyle Wilson and Anderson
No matter who gets the job, that Other than the three weeks in of the individual universities mak- past weekend, falling to 0-8 on the Saturday, Sept. 21, Slippery added a goal each.
person faces challenges that didn t March when it runs the lucrative ing up his board of directors have season. Rock University scored all nine of The loss dropped the Lakers to
perplex previous NCAA bosses, NCAA Tournament, the NCAA much stronger allegiances to the The team lost to Gannon 12-4 their goals in the first half. Senior 0-3 in the Collegiate Water Polo
such as Walter Byers (1951-87) has little say in college athletics, issues of their individual cam- Friday, Sept. 20. Not able to Darren Forgea scored the lone Association South division* They
and Dick Shultz (1987-94), | The rules it administers are passed puses. As a result, it is a job with bounce back from a 5-0 deficit, the Laker goal as the night ended 9- play next at Washington end
For one thing, the bottom line by member schools. Its enforce- a lot of pressure and few friends. Knights lead grew to 9-2 by half-'j 1. Jefferson Tuesday, (M, I at 5 p.m.

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