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BeUenson addresses students 
on current political issues 

by Denise Goosby 

"I will vote the way I did whether people in my district like it or not," voiced 
Congressman Beilenson during an address before faculty and students in the Rum- 
pus Room Monday, October 20. 

A U.S. Congressman for West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, An- 
thony Beilenson was invited by the Political Science Department to speak on im- 
portant national issues. His address featured a brief, but interesting reflection on 
bills that were recently passed, notably the tax reform and immigration bills. The 
congressman was especially encouraged with the passage of the immigration bill. 
Not only is it a step towards solving the critical problem of illegal entry into the 
U.S., but the bill also contains employer sanctions and amnesty for some illegal 
aliens. According to Beilenson, he feels it is important that we respect a people's 
right to home and security. 

"It's terrible to have a growing people with no rights and who are exploited. We 
shouldn't uproot people who have established themselves in this country. My heart 
goes out to these hardworking people and their families." 

Beilenson continued his talk with thoughts on the Contra rebels in Nicaragua, 
Third World problems and the Iceland Mini-Summit. The Congressman seemed 
bitterly opposed to any American involvement in Nacaragua, calling such the 
"single worst thing our country is involved with in the world." He believes that the 
interests of our country could be better served if we supported Democratic govern- 
ments such as Brazil, Peru and Mexico, and stopped trying to influence Marxist 
governments like Nicaragua. 

Beilenson expressed deep concern over problems facing Third World nations. 
Using the Philippines as an example, he explained how economic and social in- 
stability can cause even the most sincere and dedicated of leaders to fall. Although 
he believes that the Philippino President is a "bright, strong and lovely woman," 
he foresees a great deal of trouble for her if she does not solve the huge poverty and 
unemployment rates plaguing her country. Mr. Beilenson also expressed fear over 
the rapidly soaring world population which has more than tripled in the past 150 

"Third World Problems are the scariest of any part of the world scene." 
In concluding his address, Beilenson noted how important it was for the public to 
meet and speak with their leaders. 

"It's a good thing in a democracy for people to personally see the people who 
represent them. People can learn so much about what their representatives are do- 
ing or not doing." 




8— Christmas Happy Hour/Dinner 
8-17— Toys for Tots drive - Campus 

8-12— Survival Kit Sales for finals — 
Asian Club 
10 — Health Advocate Speaker 

11 — Christmas Caroling — Residence 

13— Advent Mass 9:00 p.m. — Mary's 
15-19— FINALS 

20 — Vacation begins 

Asian Club plans activities 

by Yvette Castro 

This year on campus there's a new club called the Asian Club. Joleen Tran, Vice 
President, said "The Asian Club's purpose is to provide a learning experience to 
the Mount community about the different cultures and to provide a support group 
for the Asian students." The club also brings cultural enrichment to our campus by 
sponsoring Asian cultural dinners (Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc.) and slide 
presentations on an Asian country. 

The Asian Club is twenty-five members strong and members show an interest in 
the Asian culture and agree on the ideal of the club serving as a support system. 

When Tran was asked about the club's beginning, she replied, "I thought about 
it last year and spoke to Joyce Snyder about forming a support group for people 
from different backgrounds to help each other out. Joyce said she was willing to be 
a sponsor and so I set out to do it." Since the Asian Club is a new organization, 
they have not set any traditions as to what activities they should sponsor. The ac- 
tivity which seems to be heading towards being classified as a tradition is the 
cultural dinners. The club's current planned activity is to provide a self- defense 
course for interterm or spring semester. Speakers on career opportunities, gel 
togethers with other college Asian Clubs, and a co-sponsored Asian Club/ASB 
Dance celebrating the Chinese New Year are future activities which the Asian Club 
is looking into. 

The Asian Club is so new that they have been fundraising constantly, having 
bake sales where they sell traditional Asian baked goods such as fortune cookies 
and almond cookies. All this is done for the purpose of providing services to the 
Mount community through sponsoring cultural and educational activities. But 
what are Tran's personal feelings about the Asian Club? "We've set goals and 
we're accomplishing them. I believe we've been successful. I also believe we will 
continue to be successful in the future.' 


Boots adds personality, 
friendliness to campus 

by Nerina Tribble 

There is one person on campus who knows the ins and outs of this place and 
knows where she is welcomed. You see her walking in the circle, chatting with the 
staff of the Business Office over bagels and cream cheese, and making house calls. 
Obviously whom we are talking about is Boots the cat. 

Given to Sister Annette as a gift from Marie Zeuthen four years ago, Boots is an 
American domesticated cat that has since become an integral part of the Chalon 
campus. This is so because Sister Annette does not confine her to the biology labs 
and because the students and faculty encourage her to be a campus cat. 

Several people took time to comment about Boots. 

"Boots is a fascist. Boots rules the entire campus and knows it. Boots is 

alright. She's affectionate.". 

"Personally I like her. I like her everywhere except in the biology labs, 

because there is a possibility of her hairs contaminating the experiments." 

"I've known her since she was a kitten. I love her." 

"Boots is very social and loving; she's not afraid of people." 

"She's a 100% person cat. She's just a wonderful cat." 

Like any student or staff member, Boots has a routine to go by almost everyday. 
Her visits include the Admissions Office, where she drinks Sparkletts bottled water 
in a bowl, and the Instructional Media Center. However, Claudia of the IMC says, 
"She's disputing territory with another cat and is now boycotting the place. Other- 
wise she'll be on a bean bag that has a person on it." 

The Business Office is a tough competitor for Boots according to Dan of the 
Registration office and Elsie of the Bookstore. Dan complained, "She doesn't 
come visit here much anymore due to stiff competition across the hallway." Elsie 
said, "She used to come here a lot, but now goes to the Business Office after she 
found out about the air conditioner there." Maybe it is the cream cheese that Boots 
gets for joining the staff on Friday mornings and a ready bed, made out of a box, 
that does the trick of keeping her in that office. 

At the same time, Boots has a unique personality as shown by certain incidents. 
First, Elsie described that if Boots is in the bookstore, she'll lie on the jewelry 
counter because she knows it is an advantageous spot for petting. Elsie added, 
"Once, Boots walked over the cash register and rang $5,000." 

For all her personality, Boots' basic instinct is to be a cat. Miriam Wilhelm 
recalled her encounter, "The first time I met Boots, she was dragging a bird to the 
Student Development Office." Also, Dr. Bundy thinks of her as a good mouser. 

"Boots is a good mouser such that she contributes to the maintenance of this 
department by keeping down the rodent population. For that we thank her." 

Yet, it is her unusual personality that we like most of the time: her friendliness 
and her affection toward us as Boots makes her rounds on campus. 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear College Newspaper Editor: 

WANTED: Correspondence from 
sincere individuals for white in- 
carcerated college student. Will answer 
all. Write to: 

Mr. Bert Murphy 85-A-5290 

Attica Correctional Facility 

Bay 149, Attica, N.Y. 14011-0149 

I enjoy being a student at Mount St. 
Mary's College as much as anybody. 
Because it is a small school, receiving in- 
dividual attention from the professors is 
as easy as pouring a glass of orange 
juice in the morning. This is much bet- 
ter than sitting in a UC classroom with 
eight hundred people and seeing the 
professor on a T.V. monitor. However, 
Mount St. Mary's College is not 
without its problems. First, the libraries 
on the Doheny and Chalon campuses 
need to be updated. They are inade- 
quate for doing research because the 
books are not current. I'm glad that St. 
Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica 
is in our library. Ancient works are 
valuaole to humanity, but it can't help 
rr.e if I'm doing research on aging or 

abortion. However, if Mount St. 
Mary's College is unable to update the 
library, then a shuttle should be provid- 
ed to the UCLA library during the 
school year. 

Second, the food at the Chalon cam- 
pus could be improved. The fruit is not 
always fresh. Iceberg lettuce is the only 
lettuce that is served instead of romaine 
or something that is more nutritious. 
The fried fish that is served is full of 
bones and therefore not very pleasant to 
eat. In addition, the steak is either raw 
or it has three layers of charcoal on it. 
Raw meat is inedible and charcoal is a 
carcinogen so I would appreciate some 
consistency. I realize that cooking for 
large numbers of people within a limited 
budget is difficult, but that doesn't 
mean the food can't be appetizing to 

Third, the Shapedown program that 
is being offered through the student 
health services should either require no 
fee or a reasonable one. Many students 
at Mount St. Mary's College are unable 
to afford it. Good health should not 
cost a fortune. These grievances may 
seem small and insignificant, but I think 
they need to be dealth with. 
A concerned student 

This is this year's first edition of the student 
newspaper which we are trying to bring back to life. 
We had hoped to put this issue out sooner, but we had 
problems getting people who were willing to work to 
make it happen. We now have a small group of people 
working with us and we would like your help, too. If 
you are interested in working on the newspaper or just 
submitting an article, please contact us. We also need 
letters to the Editor. This is a good way to voice your 
opinions — so write in. We hope the newspaper is here 
to stay and we are looking forward to our next issue 
being even bigger and better. We also need your sug- 
gestions for a name for the paper. We would like to 
start fresh — so please submit your suggestions for a 
name to box 332. 

Thank you, 
Angela Linsey & Amy Kuhnert 


Leah Ann Caro 
Yvette Castro 
Denise Goosby 
Carmelita Indalecio 
Amy Kuhnert 
Angela Linsey 
Tina Lomando 
Ann Marano 
Rachel Martinez 
Nerina Tribble 
Rosa Trujillo 
Advisors: Cathy Adams 
Rebecca Schultz 

THE VIEW is published by 
students of Mount St. Mary's 
College Los Angeles, CA 90049 
and is printed by the Palisadian 
Post. Questions or comments 
may be directed through the ad- 
visors. Mount St. Mary's College 
(213) 476-2237 ext. 3321 

THE VIEW welcomes view- 
points on school related or 
published material. Readers may 
express their opinions through 
personally signed letters. Signed 
letters and editorials present per- 
sonal opinions and do not neces- 
sarily represent the views of the 
staff. Unsigned editorials express 
the opinions of the Editorial 

Thomas interests students 
in political science 

by Denise Goosby 

"Young people are really amazing. 
They have so much strength — some- 
times they don't even realize it." 

With drug use, political apathy, and 
racial tension being some of the most 
talked about problems on our college 
campuses, we don't often hear young 
people praised for anything. But to 
Thomas, a part-time teacher in Mount 
St. Mary's Political Science Depart- 
ment, today's college students are 
spirited and dedicated. They're special 
— with a lot to offer if only we give 
them the means to do so. 

Thomas' admiration for young peo- 
ple began when she herself was attend- 
ing school. Born and raised in Pontiac, 
Michigan, she lived in a variety of 
places, such as Illinois, Maryland, and 
Massachusetts, where her natural in- 
terest in politics began to flourish. At 
Welsley High, and later Radcliffe Col- 
lege where she received her B.A.. 
Thomas was fascinated by her political 
science courses — the discussions, the 
exchange of views, and the teachers who 
challenged her to analyze and express 
her opinions. One teacher was especially 
important to her. 

"George Bundy was an official in the 
Kennedy and Johnson administrations. 
He taught two classes at Harvard which 
I took. I loved them. They were exciting 
classes and he was a fascinating teacher. 
It was a highpoint for me." 

After her undergraduate studies, 
Thomas went on to teach elementary 
school, raise a family, and return back 
to school for a Teaching Credential and 
degree from Mount St. Mary's and Cal 
St. Northridge. Although politics con- 
tinued to be a driving influence in her 
life, she never felt the call to public life. 

"Did I ever want to be a politician? 
No, not personally. I'd rather just 
understand it — write letters and phone 

people. I like being an active citizen." 

Thomas is deeply disturbed about the 
low voter turnout that has occurred in 
recent years. She feels that apathy will 
almost certainly leave the decision- 
making process in the hands of special 
interest groups, a situation that is not 
only unfair, but potentially dangerous. 
Thomas believes that if we could just 
take 5 or 10 minutes to vote on one issue 
we'd all be the better for it. 

"It's fun to be informed and with it," 
she enthuses. 

"I cannot go to bed at night until I've 
read the paper. It's like beling alive." 

With the presidential elections two 
years away, many people are already 
speculating about the possible can- 
didates. Although Thomas doesn't have 
any particular favorites, she does feel 
that women are going to play a tremen- 
dous part in both parties no matter who 
runs for President. 

"I think the Republicans will pro- 
bably have a woman Vice Presidential 
candidate," she says with pride and ad- 

"Nandy Kassenbaum (U.S. Senator) 
is a particularly interesting woman. 
She's moderate, independent and very 
bright. I like what I see in her." 

When asked about the integrity level 
of our politicians, she expresses uncer- 
tainty about the part morals play in 
politicians' lives and careers. Yet, she 
does believe that there are many sincere, 
dedicated people out there. And it is 
these people that we, as voters, should 
encourage and support. 

Surprisingly, she does not feel that 
college students must or need to be as 
politically involved as perhaps they 
would be in later life. 

"You don't have the time right now 
to be politically active," she says. 
"Your task is to grow and develop in- 
tellectually — to prove to yourself that 
you can do it." 

Gresser brings new ideas 
to Campus Ministry 

by Leah Ann Caro 

One of the new faces in the hallways of Mount Saint Mary's is Campus 
Ministry's own Gail Gresser. Her input in the liturgies at the Mount has already 
surfaced, making them not only worship services but also community-building ex- 
periences for all those in attendance. 

Our campus is enriched in many ways by Gresser's presence. She has had much 
past experience in the field of ministry, specifically service within the community. 
From the onset of her career at the Mount, she has strived to incorporate one of her 
main beliefs in life which is to have everything in her work reflect her faith. With 
this in mind, it is easy to see why Gresser loves her job and that it is the driving 
force behind this year's Campus Ministry. 

Gail has set worthy and attainable goals for the Campus Ministry program. 
Primarily, she wants to see the campus itself become an entire community in 
ministry, her long-term goal is to have Mount Saint Mary's have a sense of the 
spiritual dimension of life, an awareness of our Christianity, in our everyday ac- 
tivities. Both of these goals are being accomplished mainly through Liturgy, which 
she views as the focal point of "community" where Catholics and Christians come 
together and pray. The commitment to her goals is renewed through her reflection 
on the resources our campus has to offer, mainly "superb students, a cooperating 
Campus Ministry staff, and a supportive faculty which emphasizes values." 

She plans on having the Mount become a closer community by having people of 
every faith background, or of no faith background, to feel welcome and to become 
involved. She is implementing this idea with the development of committees com- 
prised of faculty, staff and students, regardless of their religious preference. These 
committees are: Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Family Life, Service, Justice and Educa- 

When predicting the future for the Mount's Campus Ministry program, she ex- 
plains it as a place where "people feel comfortable whether Catholic or non- 
Catholic." She hopes that "every person would feel service to others as being an in- 
tegral part at the Mount." 

In her closing comments, Gresser wished to add that she is delighted with her job 
and can not believe she is getting paid since she enjoys it so much. The willingness 
to help and cooperate by the staff has impressed her greatly as has their dedication 
to scholarship, searching for the truth and how they challenge and stimulate the 
growth of our faith. 

Freshmen learn The Art 
of Bustm' off 

by Tina Lomando, Ann Marano 
and Rachel Martinez 

Witness if you will: 
Three freshmen stranded on the hill on 
a Saturday afternoon. Facing a day full 
of homework and studying, the 
freshmen rebelled. Struck with a sudden 
inspiration to seek civilization, they ig- 
nored the pleas of their roommates to 
think rationally. At 1:12 p.m., the 
"bust" began . . . 

After dressing for the occasion, by 
donning sweats and sneakers, and 
gathering sparse change, the girls began 
their descent. Without an itinerary in 
hand, a mode of transportation 
available, or a knowledge of the area 
the girls ventured forth. 

The sunshine and the scenery fueled 
their spirits. Upon reaching the corner 
of San Vicente and Bundy, the girls 
decided to fulfill their freshman fan- 
tasies by reaching Westwood. They 
began to rely on something they called 
"Ferris Bueller's Luck." 

The girls frantically raced across the 
street to catch the eastbound bus and 
they just made it in as the doors closed 
behind them. As the bus driver broke 
the sound barrier, the girls searched 
long and hard for their 85«. The trio 
asked in earnest, "Does this bus stop at 
Westwood boulevard?" The shaggy, 
"James Brown" bus driver retorted, 
"If you want it to it will!" 

Disembarking with the triumph of a 

sweet success, they raced to reach the 
borders of the paradise that they had 
been seeking. Suddenly surrounded by 
shops, restaurants and MEN!!, the girls 
were filled with awe. They frolicked 
away the afternoon, reveling in the joys 
of the city. 

As the sun began to set and the wind 
chill factor rose sharply, the girls were 
hit with the sudden realization that they 
would have to walk back up the HILL 
— in the DARK. Panic set in as the girls 
waited for the non-existant bus #22. 
Delirium took its toll as sany to passing 
cars. In desperation, they took bus #21 
with hops of reaching the Mount St. 
Mary's vicinity before dark. At the sight 
of the familiar neighborhood, the girls 
burst into temporary joy; temporary 
because there stilled laid before them 
the long hike. Distressed at missing din- 
ner at the Mount, the girls decided to 
top off the adventure with a frozen din- 
ner and a generic pie. As they broused 
through the frozen gourmet delights, 
the "luck of Ferris Bueller" brought 
three familiar faces to the suddenly hap- 
py campers. With puppy mush faces 
they begged for a ride home and shared 
their day in retrospect with their 
astonished rescuers. 

So never let it be said that it cannot be 
done. To all of you without a car, 
remember these words of wisdom: the 
confines of the HILL need never hold 
you in forever. The art of bustin off can 
be learned by all. 



The Women's Yellow Pages, the 
largest and most successful women's 
directory in the country, has just releas- 
ed their fattest edition ever. The 1987 
edition is the ninth issue of this vital 
resource to women's businesses, profes- 
sional services, and organizations in Los 
Angeles and Orange Counties. 

The 1987 Women's Yellow Pages 
contains nearly 1400 listings of women's 
enterprises — from physicians and at- 
torneys to house painters and yoga in- 
structors. The directory also contains a 
Survival Guide to hundreds of commu- 
nity resources, and information about 
how to contact local media and elected 
officials, all geared to supporting and 
empowering women. For the second 
year in a row, the book contains a 
special section for Equal Opportunity 
Employers, corporations and state 
agencies who subcontract to women- 
owned businesses. The directory is fully 
indexed and designed in an easy-to-use 

Publisher Leslie Stone is already at 
work on the tenth anniversary volume 
which will contain special sections 
recognizing long-term advertisers, 
feature articles, and other special pro- 

This Southern California volume is 
the largest and most successful of more 
than fifty directories around the coun- 
try that promote women's business. In 
1986, these directories came together to 
form the National Association of 
Women's Yellow Pages for the purpose 
of enhancing cooperation and informa- 
tion sharing among the various books. 
Leslie Stone was elected the founding 
President of NAWYP, a recognition of 
the role model her book has provided to 

The 1987 Women's Yellow Pages is 
now on sale at local chain and indepen- 
dent bookstores in Los Angeles and 
Orange Counties. The cost is $4.95. It 
can also be ordered by mail from: 
Women's Yellow Pages, P.O. Box 
66093, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Order 
by phone with a major credit card from: 

Travel the world 
with SJSU 

You can visit many parts of the world 
in 1987 with San Jose State University 
and even earn univeristy credit while 
you do it, with International Travel 
Study programs. 

Itineraries scheduled will take you to 
Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, 
England, Mexico, Hawaii, China, 
Tibet, Spain, France, Italy, Kenya, 
mainland United States, and Australia 
(in 1988). 

Professional growth experience is 
available for environmentalists and 
medical professionals. Language study 
and theatre arc the focus of several 
trips. Tours are open to all adults — not 
just student*.. 

Many tours offer up close looks at 
fine art, other cultures, and geography 

in a way you may never experience on 
your own. 

Find out what's happening with San 
Jose State University around the world 
in 1987 — call or write for an Inter- 
national Travel Study catalog today! 
Call (408) 277-3781 or write: Inter- 
national Travel Study, San Jose State 
University, Office of Continuing 
Education, San Jose, CA 95192-0135. 

"The Far Side" 
in exhibit 

It's breakfast time in Los Angeles 
and people who read their newspapers 
over coffee are reaching for scissors to 
clip "The Far Side" cartoon by thirty- 
six year old Gary Larson. But Los 
Angelenos aren't the only ones who ap- 
preciate the nationally syndicated car- 
toonist's macabre sense of humor. Lar- 
son's single-panel work, which focuses 
largely on scientific subjects, appears in 
over 400 newspapers across the country 
and can be found tacked on bulletin 
boards, taped above water coolers and 
magnetized on refrigerator doors all 
over the nation. 

What's behind Gary Larson's bizarre 
but popular view of the natural world? 
When the weather in cloudy Tacoma 
forced the youthful tadpole collector in- 
doors, he read Kipling and the Tarzan 
books. That early interest in jungle 
creatures and apemen is still apparent in 
his work. Biological science courses 
which he enjoyed in high school and 
college introduced him to the scientific 
method, evolution, extinction and 
animal behavior — now frequent sub- 
jects of his lampoons. Years of nurtur- 
ing scaly pets and friendship with the 
curator of reptiles at the Seattle Zoo 
may account for the frequent ap- 
pearances of snakes in his panels. Pri- 
marily, "The Far Side" is attributable 
to Larson's self-described "active im- 

Despite his interest in the natural 
sciences, Larson envisioned a career in 
advertising and majored in communica- 
tions at Washington State University in 
Pullman, Washington. After gradua- 
tion, he supported himself by playing in 
a jazz duo and working in a music store. 
It was during that time that he first sold 
his cartoons to publications in the 
Pacific Northwest. 

In 1978, the Seattle Times began to 
run Larson's work on a regular basis. 
Apparently the public there was not 
ready for a precursor of "The Far Side" 
and the paper subsequently pulled the 
series. Soon after, the San Francisco 
Chronicle gave him a five-year contract 
and its syndicate began to offer the 
panels nationwide. Now with Universal 
Press Syndicate, Larson also has seven 
"Far Side" books to his credit. 

Larson has been described as shy and 
limits his public appearances to protect 
his privacy. He tends not to over- 
analyze his work and recommends that 
approach to his readers. His attitude is 
that a cartoon either strikes you as fun- 
ny or it doesn't — and if it doesn't. 

why waste time puzzling about it? He 
doesn't seem to mind being misunder- 
stood from time to time. 

Larson likes the fan mail he gets from 
scientists. They may occasionally quib- 
ble with his habit of putting words in 
the mouths of cows or attributing con- 
temporary human feelings to dinosaurs, 
but they find in Larson a kindred spirit 
who appreciates scientific lore even 
when he is poking fun at it. 

Nearly 600 of Larson's cartoons are 
included in a special exhibition, "The 
Far Side of Science," opening at the 
Natural History Museum of Los 
Angeles County on November 15, 1986 
and continuing through February 15, 
1987. Los Angeles cartoon clippers 
(scientists and laypeople alike) will be 
flocking to the museum which is open 
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday 
through Sunday. (Closed Monday.) 

Jazzvisions to feature 
music greats 

"JAZZVISIONS . . . Made in 
America," which brings together some 
of the most exciting, contemporary jazz 
artists, on the same stage for the first 
time is set for December 1-5 and 8-12 at 
Bill Graham's Wiltern Theatre in Los 

The Jack Lewis Production features 
such top-name talent as perennial 
music-maker, Antonio Carlos Jobim; 
the multi-dimensional jazz pianist, Her- 
bie Hancock, and Brazil's hottest, 
young "new wave" musicians, Djavan 
and Ivan Lins. 

Highlights of the shows include the 
series opener, "Rio Revisited" (Dec. 1), 
featuring Jobim and South America's 
sultry vocalist Gal Costa; "Jazz 
Africa" (Dec. 2), headlined by Herbie 
Hancock, and featuring Foday Musa 
Suso and an African ensemble; 
"Brazilian Knights and a Lady" (Dec. 
9), starring guitarist Djavan and Ivan 
Lins on keyboards, in their premiere 
performance in America (with their re- 
spective Brazilian bands). Rounding out 
the musical evening on the 9th, is singer 
Patty Austin, and producer/composer 
/keyboard-wizard George Duke. 

The music of Charlie Parker will be 
spotlighted in "Many Faces of Bird," 
Dec. 10. "Every alto saxophonist play- 
ing today owes part of his musical 
heritage to the innovations of Charlie 
Parker," says Jack Lewis, executive 
producer. Set to appear are saxopho- 
nists Richie Cole, Lee Konitz, James 
Moody and Bud Shank. This show will 
also star Bobby McFerrin, who Lewis 
calls "a one-man vocal orchestra." 

The series will conclude Dec. 12 with 
"The Jazz Soul of Porty & Bess." Ac- 
cording to Lewis, the last time this 
critically acclaimed score was perform- 
ed on stage was in 1959. "Industrial- 
strength composer, Johnny Mandel will 
conduct the revived score of the Ger- 
shwin suite, featuring a hand-picked 
21 -piece orchestra of all-star jazz musi- 

cians from both coasts," Lewis explain- 

The line-up at each of the five addi- 
tional concerts will be announced short- 


Selected performances from "JAZZ- 
VISIONS" wil be videotaped for 
distribution in worldwide television syn- 
dication by Lorimar-Telepictures. 

Tickets for the series and individual 
concerts are available at the Wiltern 
Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster 
Centers. A special 10 percent discount 
will be offered on sales of tickets for 
three or more concerts. 

Mandela writes books 

Two new books by the imprisoned 
leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid 
movement, Nelson Mandela, have been 
recently published in the United States, 

Mandela's books are published by 
Pathfinder Press in New York, which 
also publishes books by Fidel Castro, 
Malcolm X, and leaders of the San- 
dinista revolution in Nacaragua. 

brings together speeches and writings by 
Mandela spanning more than 40 years 
of his activity in the African National 
Congress (ANC), the major organiza- 
tion fighting for the end of apartheid 
rule in South Africa. Mandela's court- 
room testimony in the 1964 trial at 
which he was sentenced to life imprison- 
ment is also included. A special supple- 
ment contains accounts of Mandela in 
prison by his fellow prisoners. 

Among the most recent material is 
Mandela's reply to South African Presi- 
dent P.W. Botha's 1985 offer to release 
Mandela if the ANC leader "uncondi- 
tionally rejected violence as a political 
weapon." In his reply, read by his 
daughter Zinzi to a mass meeting in 
Soweto, near Johannesburg, Mandela 
said: "Let him (Botha) renounce 
violence. Let him say that he will 
dismantle apartheid. Let him unban the 
people's organization, the African Na- 
tional Congress. Let him free all who 
have been imprisoned, banished or exil- 
ed for their opposition to apartheid. Let 
him guarantee free political activity so 
that people may decide who will govern 
them . . . 

Mandela remains imprisoned at the 
Pollsmoor maximum security prison 
near Cape Town, despite the growing 
movement in South Africa and 
throughout the world demanding his 

tains Spanish translations of Mandela's 
courtroom testimony in 1962 and 1964, 
and the Freedom Charter, the key docu- 
ment of the South African freedom 

Both books contain photographs of 
Mandela, his wife, Winnie, and protest 
activities in South Africa. These books 
are available in local bookstores or by 
mail from Pathfinder Press, 410 West 
St., New York, NY 10014. 

Poet teaches class, 
talks about her writing 

anonymous chapter set up 


"I hate grading papers — evaluating people. I enjoy talking with students and 
discussing ideas with them. But I hate to give grades. To me, it's not what you 
know, it's what you learn." 

Special people. This past Interterm, the Mount was graced with a special woman. 
A special teacher. Her name was Dr. Elizabeth Sewell, a noted poet, teacher, and lec- 
turer. Widely traveled, Dr. Sewell has taught in several colleges and universities 
throughout the United States, including Fordham, Vassar, and previously at the 
Mount, where she was also a Commencement speaker. Although Dr. Sewell has been 
"Americanized" for 14 years, her speech and carriage marks her English heritage 

"At age seven, like all English children, I was sent back to England to attend 
school. Later, upon completion of my doctorate from Cambridge, I left for the 
United States." 

Dr. Sewell expressed profound love and admiration for America. Love at first 
sight. Yet, the shock of entering another culture was strong — and disturbing She , 

was surprised by the differences in language, lifestyle, and look of her future country. ]\pW 21101*6X13. DU llITlld 

"When I first came to the United States in 1949, I came to the real America — 
middle America — Columbus, Ohio. It was so alien to me. So different. I had 
come to serve a fellowship at a local university around October. It wasn't until 
Christmas that I started to feel comfortable. But after that, I was completely in love 
with the country." 

Dr. Sewell's appreciation of American life compelled her to return to the country 
often in the following 17 years. She loved the land — and its people. She found it 
unbearable to return to England. She sought and acquired many teaching positions 
within the U.S. just so she could stay and see America. She's been a citizen since 
1973. Although she's lived in nearly every part of the country, she is still fascinated 
by its diversity — and the fact that it's held together for so long. Dr. Sewell said 
that too often Americans are more apt to travel and study other nations but not 
their own. Which is a shame. 

"There are so many places in America that are beautiful and unspoiled. Ameri- 
cans really should see more of their country." 

A lover and writer of poetry since childhood, Dr. Sewell believes that her fre- 
quent travels inspire her poetry. Travel makes her observant; able to see as much as 
she can. And it also makes her think. 

Dr. Sewell has been a published writer since 1950. Her works have included short 
stories, novels, and three collections of poetry, with her latest introduced in 1984. 
She is currently working on a fourth collection of poems. She leaves no doubt that 
writing is her greates love and deepest passion. Although she enjoys teaching (it's 
her second great love), it is writing that fulfills and sustains her — a celebration of 
life and people. Incredibly, Dr. Sewell does not express any of the anxiety or disap- 
pointment that characterizes many writers. She also thinks that what she writes is 
not always perfect. 

"Some of it is better than others," laughs Dr. Sewell. 

"I don't really think about what I've written too much. It doesn't interest me. I 
remember having to teach a book of mine once. I was never so bored in all my life. 
I didn't want to teach that beastly book." 

It is because Dr. Sewell does not know everything about her subjects that drives 
her and her students to discuss and analyze the material before them. It is a practice 
that she particular!) enjoyed doing in the "Blake and Newton" class that she 
taught during the Interterm. She was impressed by the faithfulness of her students. 
She admired their willingness to do such hard work on very difficult areas — phi- 
losophy and literature. She was delighted that they did not become uninterested 
and apathetic towards their studies like so many college students. 

"I am happy to see the girls doing so well. I know I'm enjoying myself. When the 
faculty enjoy what they are doing, it's a certainty that the students will too." 

A new chapter of Anorexics /Bulimics 
Anonymous (ABA) has opened in West 
Los Angeles at 1100 Glendon Street, 
Suite 1119. The hour-and-a-half sessions, 
which are free, are under the guidance 
of a volunteer, licensed psychotherapist, 
Ms. Daniela Alloro, M.F.C.C. The meet- 
ings are held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on 
Saturdays and the phone number is (213) 
487-7339. ABA applies some of the same 
techniques used in the successful treat- 
ment of alcoholism to a rapidly growing 
ailment among young women — the eat- 
ing disorders of anorexia nervosa and 

ABA was founded by Adel A. Eldah- 
my, M.D., of Long Beach, California, 
an Egyptian-born Southern California 
psychologist, who borrowed the tech- 
niques from Alcoholics Anonymous, 
after attending a Harvard University 
conference on eating disorders last year. 
Physicians attending the conference re- 
ported very high relapse rates following 
hospitalization and long-term psycho- 

"Recovering anorexics and bulimics, 
like alcoholics, need to discuss the un- 
derlying cause of their illness in a sup- 
portive, non-judgmental environment. 
They must get away from thinking about 
food, calories and diet and focus on the 
low self-esteem and lack of control that 
cause eating disorders," Dr. Eldahmy 

Anorexia nervosa is characterized by 
behavior directed toward losing weight, 
delusion of body image, and intense 

fears of gaining weight. Bulimia is un- 
controlled eating of food, or binge eat- 
ing, over a short period of time, followed 
by purging — self-induced vomiting. 

A member's life was saved in the first 
meeting of the ABA Anorexics /Bulimics 
Anonymous chapter in Long Beach. 
Dr. Eldahmy described the effect on the 
heart of purging, which reduces potassi- 
um, a vital element in the functioning of 
the heart. The member said she was 
having the symptoms Dr. Eldahmy de- 
scribed. She was rushed to a hospital 
where she was treated for a "dangerous- 
ly low" potassium level. 

Dr. Eldahmy, who is a founder and 
director of the Long Beach (California) 
Eating Disorders Clinic, established the 
first three Anorexics/ Bulimics Anony- 
mous chapters in Long Beach, Bellflower 
and La Palma. All meetings begin with 
educational sessions which discuss the 
effects on the body of binging and purg- 
ing and exaggerated weight loss. Com- 
munity dentists, endocrinologists, psy- 
chiatrists and psychologists discuss how 
eating disorders affect emotional health 
and body chemistry and, in some eight 
percent of patien ts, result in death. 

Sherrie H., a recovering bulimic and 
an ABA member since the La Palma 
group was founded in July, said, "No 
one can recover from bulimia. You can 
control it, but you always think about it. 
The group gives you a place to be with 
other people who know where you're 
coming from. It's the one place I can 
talk openly and get honest feedback." 

Editorial student opinions not heard 



When I first came to the Mount, I had stars in my eyes. To me, the college was a 
"Utopia." It was a place to learn — to grow. A place that supported, encouraged, 
and strengthened me. As a student — as a woman. As a person. Yes, when I first 
came to the Mount, I had stars in my eyes . . . But the stars have faded. 

To some extent — to a large extent — Mount St. Mary's College is still the sup- 
portive, yet challenging environment I entered over two years ago. Faculty and ad- 
ministration care about how students feel; how they grow: and how they will devel- 
op into concerned, competent adults after they graduate. 

Yet, those same people, through their policies and actions, often contribute more 
towards stunting student growth than encouraging it. In a community of learning, 
this cannot be allowed to continue. There are many college rules and attitudes that 
prevent students from becoming their best, but one is especially destructive: rejec- 
tion and ignorance of student opinion. 

"The objectives are to assist the student to develop a disciplined and a continuing 
curiosity, a receptivity to new ideas, and a base for evaluation of these new ideas." 
(Mount St. Mary's College Catalogue, p. 11; 1984-86). 

Your opinions are respected. Students are constantly being told how highly indi- 
vidual thoughts are prized at the Mount. And, in many ways — forums, student 
government — students can express their views. But the price is high. It can be high 
because some faculty and administrators cannot accept any other beliefs but their 
own. If a student gives an opinion contrary to their (faculty) own, they may lower a 
student's grade. Or if a student belives that a meal is unhealthy and needs to be 
changed, they (food service) may ignore them. Neither situation is fictitious — 
they've both occurred and reoccurred on this campus. And they're only tiny ex- 
amples of what can happen when a student chooses to speak out. It's got to stop. 
It's got to stop because if students feel that they cannot disagree or express different 
opinions from "Authority," they will be compelled to support rules and beliefs 
that they do not respect. An extremely bad habit to develop . . . 

Also, if students are conditioned to abide by other's opinions, they will not be 
encouraged to create and voice new ideas. They won't be accepted. Even more dis- 
turbingly, students will not learn to observe and interpret opinions. There can be no 
evaluation without comparison — and there can be no right or wrong. 

To confront this problem, the Mount must provide an environment which fost- 
ers diverse beliefs. An important first step in creating an open atmosphere would be 
informing and publicizing the academic and policy committees that students repre- 
sent, such as the Curriculum and Grievance committees. It's an almost certainty 
that 9 out of 10 students do not know why these committees are, much less who's 
serving on them. 

Students need role models. They need to know that their peers are speaking out — 
and that their voices are heard. Hold forums discussing the nature of these commit- 
tees. Introduce the students who serve on them. Recognize their accomplishments 
on Mary's Day. Let them be known and appreciated so that students can be in- 
spired by their courage. 

Secondly, students and administration alike, should support organizations that 
will encourage discussions — not stifle them. The recendy revised school newspa- 
per is an incredible opportunity for students and administrators to influence others 
to express their ideas and thoughts. In the past, it has not received the praise and 
support from faculty and adminstration that it needs to survive. Consequently, it's 
been discontinued and another vehicle for discussion has stalled. Hopefully, the 
Mount will not allow this to happen again. 

"Mount St. Mary's College is an academic community devoted to continuing ex- 
ploration of our relation to God, other persons, and nature." (Mount St. Mary's 
College Catalogue, p. 11; 1984-86.) 

Without diversity there can be no discussion. NO exchange of ideas, NO Crea- 
don of the new and unique. Mount students need diversity. They need to be expose 
to different people with different ways of living. And they need to be encouraged to 
experiment with their own lifestyles. 

Because the school's academic program is demanding — and understandably 
so — it's hard for students to find the time to meet new people, or even to discuss 
issues with teachers and friends on campus. A two-hour "free period" — an idea 
expressed at our first student advocate class — would do much towards alleviating 
the anxiety most students feel when academics and personal fulfillment come into 
conflict. Students could attend cultural events (plays, concerts); forums; panel dis- 
cussions; or just interact with peers and faculty. 

The issues that students could explore during the "free period" would be phe- 
nomenal. They could learn about the new Education Bill; argue abortion, support 
our sports teams, or discuss the merits of career and family without feeling torn be- 
tween their responsibilities as students and their responsibilities to themselves. To 
their personal well-being. In short, they could learn to grow. To achieve. 

Although the Mount doesn't hold the mystique, for me, as it once did, I still see 
it as a wonderful institution to develop and learn from. It's a place that inspires and 
challenges me to do my best — to be my best. Yet it could be so much more — so 
very much more. We need to change. Only when students are truly accepted as 
adults, as people with hearts and minds of their own — until they're able to speak 
out freely — the uniqueness that is the Mount will be lost. The price will be high — 
and we'll all pay it. 

Editorial Student apathy at root of problems 

United Way begins 
new campaign 

"EGBOK, the United Way" is the 
theme at KABC TALKRADIO AM 79 
in February, when radio superstars Ken 
Minyard and Bob Arthur join the Unit- 
ed Way in Los Angeles as celebrity co- 
chairmen of the 1986-87 campaign, an- 
nounced United Way Campaign Chair- 
man David E. Anderson. 

The popular co-hosts of the Ken and 
Bob Company, the leader in the 5-9 a.m. 
slot in Los Angeles radio, will headline 
a month-long KABC salute to United 
Way and its more than 350 agencies and 

The promotion includes in-studio and 
phone interviews with United Way agen- 
cy representatives, service recipients and 
volunteers with the Ken and Bob Com- 
pany and other KABC TALKRADIO 
personalities, commentators and report- 
ers such as Michael Jackson, Ciji Ware, 
Barbara Esensten and Bud Furillo. 
Posters will be distributed in public li- 
braries and Recreation and Park facili- 
ties in Los Angeles, and in area super- 
markets and the offices of corporate 
United Way campaign members. 

"EGBOK (Everything's gonna be OK) 
the United Way" tee shirts will be given 
to KABC callers and be presented to 
KABC station personnel as well as to 
representatives of United Way support- 
ed agencies and United Way volunteers. 

Ken and Bob will also fill their Febru- 
ary calendar with personal appearances 
at United Way agencies and campaign 


There is a new, booming club on campus that is by far the 
one that has the most members. It is so easy to join, in fact, 
you don't even have to sign up or pay dues, the only require- 
ment is that you have student apathy. This new, underground 
organization, of course, is the "Do Nothing" club. 

Life, as we know it at the Mount, is pretty boring for most of 
us and exciting for only a few. Why? Student Apathy. No one 
wants to get involved and the ones that do are the same ones 
every time. Granted, everyone is concerned about grades, but 
you must realize that the "active" people also maintain high 
grade point averages. If more people were to get involved, the 
tasks would be similar and there would be others willing to help 
who "know the ropes." An extra activity could be helpful since 
you would have to stick by a schedule to make sure assign- 
ments get accomplished. 

Can you imagine if those ten people were serving a dinner to 
850 people — it would be a tough job and there would be lots 
of complaints. 

Speaking of complaints . . . How can people, who do next 
to nothing to support school activities, complain when some- 
thing isn't satisfactory to them? Who has thought a band, 
movie, dance, lecture, etc. was terrible, but did nothing after 
that to improve the situation? Why spend the $35 activity fee 
and then just complain? It's not that difficult to get involved in 
order to make something what you want it. 

I would safely say that every single organization would wel- 
come and want new members who are willing to support them. 
Some things a club can have you do can actually be fun. Want 
to show your artistic talent? Offer to paint posters for a club's 
event or for your class. Like meeting people? Offer to pass out 
fliers for an organization's event, or get sponsors. Do you just 

The Mount could benefit us moreso if we were to give it a bit hk * to he| P° ut and feel important? Join a committee to plan 
more than brainpower. For example, our fledgling newspaper, an ° set U P for an act ' vlty - Tnere 1S s0 much vou can do if vou 
The View. How many people are honestly on the staff and make «" '"^rested effort. Go for something you like or try to 
working? Maybe ten. That means ten people are attempting to ?. hang £ something you don t. But don't just sit around and 
interest about 850 people — the students , faculty, and staff. Uo Notn '"g 

events and tours of United Way support- 
ed facilities that span a wide range of 
health and human service organizations 
that benefit from each United Way don- 
or dollar. 

In on-air and off-air activities, Ken 
and Bob will learn such things as giving 
blood with the Red Cross, knot-tying 
with youth organizations and how to 
properly savor such treats as Girl Scout 
cookies. They will be entertained by 
such groups as the Salvation Army Chil- 
dren's singers and Project Return Play- 
ers, a troupe of performers sponsored 
by the Mental Health Association. 

"Ken and Bob and their colleagues at 
KABC are among the most entertaining, 
engagin talkradio stars in the country," 
said campaign Chairman Anderson. 


Leah Ann Caro 
Martha Cerda 
Denise Goosby 
Carmelita Indalecio 
Amy Kuhnert 
Ann Marano 
Advisors: Cathy Adams 
Rebecca Schultz 

THE VIEW is published by 
students of Mount St. Mary's 
College Los Angeles, CA 90049 
and is printed by the Palisadian 
Post. Questions or comments 
may be directed through the ad- 
visors, Mount St. Mary's College 
(213)476-2237 ext. 3321 

THE VIEW welcomes view- 
points on school related or 
published material. Readers may 
express their opinions through 
personally signed letters. Signed 
letters and editorials present per- 
sonal opinions and do not neces- 
sarily represent the views of the 
staff. Unsigned editorials express 
the opinions of the Editorial 

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It's easy, it's fun and it doesn't 

take a lot of time 


Call Rebecca or Cathy, 476-2237 

or stop b v the Admissions Office 

Host women s con™ 

The university ot California Council of Women's Programs will hold its inaugu- 
ral conference, "Women, Culture, Conflict, and Consensus," at UCLA on Febru- 
ary 21, 1987. r 

Scholars from all nine UC campuses will explore how the study of women from 
diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds has reshaped the theories and methodolo- 
gies of research on gender and ethnicity. 
The public is invited to attend the conference. 

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is organizing the conference. 
The conference will open at 10:00 a.m. with a general session chaired by Lucie C. 
Cheng, professor of sociology and director of both the Asian-Amencan Studies 
Center and the Center for Pacific Rim Studies at UCLA. 
Speakers will include: 

Bettina Aptheker, visiting lecturer, Women's Studies, Kresge College, UC Santa 
Cruz, who will discuss, "How To Do Meaningful Work in Women's Studies. 

Barbara Christian, associate professor, Afro-American Studies, UC Berkeley, 
who will discuss, "But Who Do You Really Belong to. Women's Studies or Black 
Studies?: Conflict of Priorities for the Black Feminist Scholar." 

Aihwa Ong, assistant professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 
discussing "The Anthropology of Women's Lives." 

Judith Stacey, associate professor, Department of Sociology, UC Davis, discuss- 
ing "Can There Be a Feminist Ethnography? Ambivalent Reflections from a Sili- 
con Valley Fieldworker." 

Patricia Zavella, assistant professor, Community Studies, Merrill College, uc 
Santa Cruz, who will discuss "Feminism and Chicana Studies." 

During the afternoon, conference participants can choose from a wide variety of 
workshops, such as "The Impact of Immigration on Women," "Teaching Ethnici- 
ty in the Classroom," "Chicana Feminist Discourse: Towards an Integrated Ap- 
proach " "Feminist Theory and the Afro-American Woman: Perspectives on Sex- 
uality. Marriage, and the Family." "Cross-Cultural Resources on Women." and 
"The Status of Women of Color in Higher Education and in Women's Studies." 
The conference will close with readings by three creative writers: Lucille Clifton 
of UC Santa Cruz, Valerie Miner of UC Berkeley, and Helena Maria Viramontes 

of UC Irvine. 

Conference fees are $15 advanced registration ($20 at the door) for faculty and 
the public and $7.50 advanced registration ($10 at the door) for students. 

Three hundred people are expected to attend this conference. 

Call (213) 206-18 43 for a pre-program and registration form. 


Spring Classes begin 
Orientation applications available 
Flower and Candy Gram sale 
Happy Hour /Dinner 
"Yesterday" — a musical event 
Valentine's Dance with UCLA 
Washington's Birthday — no classes 
"Myths and Joys of Relationships" • 
sponsored by the Counseling Office 
Black History Week 
Student Forum 
Trip to Westwood 
RA applications out 
Mary's Day applications out 
Commuter Noon Social 
Sophomore Social 
Trip to Jeopardy filmed, 5:00 p.m. 
Health Advocate Speaker 
Scavenger Hunt 

Literary Corner 
"The Hills Are Alive 



The other day, as I was walking across campus, I couldn't help noticing the pro- 
motional filming taking place. That brought a question to mind — What are the 
attractions of this school? And what is especially unique about it? Well, besides the 
fact that it is a private, Catholic, 4-year, liberal arts women's college, let's get down 
to the nitty gritty . . . 

Mount Saint Mary's College — 

— without a car, you can take a four-year retreat. 

— you can roll out of bed and roll into class (literally). 

— you're practically forced to take on a hill just walking around campus. 

— every dance is a Sadie Hawkins. 

— you don't have to worry about getting your boyfriend to leave at night — the 
school will take care of that! 

— taking the stairs is faster than the elevator. 

— the library is a museum. 

— you don't have to worry about not being asked to the formal. 

— you skin your knee and half of the student body is ready to practice first aid on 

— you don't know if your date is talking to you when he says "dear" (deer)?! 

— you will never be an unknown student in class. 

— you might even believe someone who uses "I got lost" as an excuse for not com- 
ing to get you. 


— Where else could you practically take one step outside and be able to pray in a 
church? (for good grades) (or dates)?? 

— Where else could you take a short walk and be so lucky as to lose your writing 
hand to a coyote? 

— Where else would a guy on campus (no matter what he looks like) get so many 

— Where else would one be considered a crowd, and two a party? 

— Where else would a PMS Seminar get such a big percentage of attendance from 
the student body? 

— Where else could you go "all out" at aerobics and not worry about anyone 

— Where else would the telephone so largely dictate the students' social lives? 

— Who else could go so eagerly and easily help you liquidate and spend your assets 
. in one place? 


— Where else could you find another stupid, exaggerated article like this? (Now, 
that question isn't so easy, is it?) 

Career Planning Office News 

The Career Planning Office is open to ALL students who have an interest in un- 
ravelling the mysteries sometimes associated with Career /Life Planning. Please 
stop by the Career Planning Office for a visit. We have great resource material for 
all careers and most majors. In addition, we will be happy to assist you with devel- 
opment of an individual internship for the summer. Office hours are posted on the 
door of the CPO located on the 2nd Floor of the Humanities Building, Room 202. 
Some upcoming events (currently in the development stage) for you to keep tucked 
under your hat for the Spring semester: 

Career Day To be held May 8, 1987. Recruiters from industry, science, and higher 
education will be invited to set appointments for interviews for full- 
time employment for graduating seniors, or to provide information 
relative to summer internships. We hope to have some representatives 
from graduate skills as well as for those of you who are considering 
graduate study. More to follow . . . 
Workshops Workshops are presently being developed on the following subjects: 

— Spirituality in Work 

— Interviewing Skills 

— Resume Writing and Career Planning Tips 

— Is There a Life After Graduation? 

(A return visit from a recent alum to give the facts on finding an 
apartment, obtaining credit, financial management, etc.) 

— Careers for Psych Majors 

Survey Look for the "Student Registration for Career/Life Planning" form 

to be distributed to all students in early February. We will ask you to 
take a few minutes to tell the CPO just what your interests are, and 
what areas you would like to see the CPO become more involved with 
in terms of majors and/or careers. 
People Sews in the CPO 

Mary Williams is pleased to announce the addition of Sharon Chavez to the 
CPO. Sharon is a re-entry student at Mount St. Mary's College, with a long profes- 
sional career in personnel adminstration, recruiting, and most recently, career 
counseling. Sharon will be available Monday through Friday for appointments, or 
feel free to drop by and chat during Sharon's office hours, which are posted on the 
door of the CPO. Sharon is eager to assist you in your career planning goals. 

In addition, Catherine Dumlao, a nursing major at the Mount, will be returning 
as a student assistant in the CPO. 


Tennis players ready 
to start new season 


MSMC is beginning a new tennis tra- 
dition this year that features a new 
coach and new players, as well as some 
dedicated returnees. The team, in its 
second year of existence, is looking for- 
ward to a banner year following last 
year's slow start, which included a skele- 
ton crew, two coaching changes and oth- 
er maladies that come with any new team. 

MSMC opened their 20 match season 
on Feb. 4 with Cal Tech. Results were 
not available at press time. Other oppo- 
nents will include national champions 
St. Mary's College from the Bay area 
and nationally ranked Westmont Col- 
lege of Santa Barbara. 

New coach Rebecca Schultz comes to 
MSMC to start the tennis program, bring- 
ing with her playing, coaching and re- 
cruiting expertise that has gained her 
recognition nationwide. Along with 
coaching junior players to national 
rankings, Schultz played varsity tennis 
and soccer at Drake University and later 
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwau- 
kee, where she went on to coach one of 
their winningest teams. 

"The philosophy of the college and 
my philosophy as a coach can only be a 
winning combination. I look forward to 
working with such gifted student ath- 
letes that excel in the classroom and on 

the court as well," said Schultz. 

Schultz also added that, despite last 
year's slow start, and no recruiting by 
previous coaches, that she is optimistic 
about this year's season. 

Some of the players include Marian 
Meade, a returning player from last 
year's team, who is a junior in the physi- 
cal therapy program. Meade, a top play- 
er from Orange County, will play num- 
ber one singles and will also be a key 
part in the number one doubles team. 

Caitlin Jaffarian, another key player, 
played high school tennis at Pacific Pal- 
isades High School and came to MSMC 
from Santa Monica College. Jaffarian 
played on the MSMC volleyball team 
this fall and will bring her well rounded 
athletic ability to the tennis team as a 
key player. 

Freshman Tina Lomondo, from Row- 
land Heights, is another key player, 
who is a top student athlete. She was se- 
lected as one of MSMC's Presidential 
Scholarship award winners, and her ten- 
nis ability will surely place her in the 
starting six. 

Eight other talented athletes round 
out the team's roster. 

Schultz said, "We will never be a 
USC or UCLA, but the possibilities for 
success for any of my players and my 
whole team are definitely there." 

The tennis team includes: Front Row (L-R), Marcia Gilbert, Caitlin Jaffarian, 
Coach Rebecca Schultz, Pat Thummanond and Lorinda Guzman. Back Row: 
Karen Tanagredy, Marian Meade, Suzanne Murphy, Marit Woo, Tina Lomondo 
and Eileen Sapinoso. Not pictured: Michelle Martin, Sharon Flores and Atsuko 

The Merchant of Venice" 
opens at the Globe 



Congratulations to the 1986-87 Cross Country and Volleyball teams for having 
such a competitive and exciting season. Because of their enthusiasm and participa- 
tion, Mount Saint Mary's students were able to carry out yet another sporting cal- 
endar. Thanks to team members of both teams, their efforts and good academic 
records brought to life and reality a season that would not have been possible with- 
out their caring and involvement. 

Once again, a big thanks to all those dedicated athletes who pulled together in 
team work, even when times were rough, in order to make this sporting season 
come through. 

"The Merchant of Venice" opens at 
the Globe Playhouse on January 22, 
1987, and plays five weeks, Wednesday 
through Sunday, at 8:00 p.m., through 
Sunday, February 22nd. 

Director is Delbert Spain. There will 
be a 15 minute pre-show concert of bal- 
lads (of the Elizabethan Period) by 
Clark Branson, from 7:40 p.m. until 

Prices are: $12.50 for Front Row and 
Royal Boxes; $10.50 General Admission 
(Second Row and Back/Balcony, first 
come, first served); $8.50 for Students/ 
Seniors and Shakespeare Society mem- 
bers (does not include Front Row or 
Box seats). Free parking at the theatre. 

Group Rates: 20 or more people, 20% 
Discount. (Rounded out, this translates 
to: General Admission tickets of $10.50 
each would be $8.50, and Students at 
$8.50 each would be $7.00 each.) 

For student groups of 20 or more, 
teachers and family members would be 
at the $7.00 rate also. 

Box office: (213) 654-5623, Reserva- 
tions. Globe Playhouse, 1 107 N. Kings 
Road, West Hollywood, Calif. 90069. 
(3 blocks east of La Cienega and Vi 
block north of Santa Monica Blvd.) 

Contact Person: Thad Taylor, 



















April 24, 25,26 

May 6, 7, 8, 9 

February 4 

Cal Tech 



February 6 

University of Laverne 



February 13 

University of San Diego 



February 14 

Point Loma 



February 20 

Christ College 



February 21 

Cal Lutheran 



February 28 




March 2 

University of Redlands 



March 7 




March 13 

Biola University 



March 20 

University of Redlands 



March 21 

California Lutheran 



March 28 

Whittier College 



April 4 

Biola University 



April 10 

Christ College 



April 11 




Ojai Tournament 


San Francisco 


* All HOME matches will be played at: Marina Tennis World 

13199 Mindanao Way 

For further information please contact 

Marina Del Rey, California 90291 
Rebecca L. Schultz 
Head Coach (213) 476-2237 x 3321 
(800) 222-6762 

Visiting hours, smoking policy 
revisions under consideration 


Male Visiting Hours and the Smoking Policy at MSMC are in the process of be- 
ing changed and clarified. Residence council is working on both tasks, which may 
lead to longer visiting hours, and a more specific smoking policy. 

As it stands currently, the Male Visiting Hours begin at 10:00 a.m. every morn- 
ing and last until 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, and until 10:30 p.m. Friday 
thru Sunday. Denise Goosby, the Mount's Resident President, explained that at the 
last Resident Council meeting, Cathy Emley (who is in charge of organizing the 
proposal to change the current policy) had already done research on other campus- 
es, both co-educational and all-women's concerning their visiting hours. From the 
survey that Emley conducted, a questionnaire was formulated specifically for 
Mount students regarding Male Visiting Hours. The information gathered showed 
that there would be an interest in raising the Male Visiting Hours to 10:30 p.m. on 
all nights of the week. More will be known about this proposal, possibly as soon as 
the next Resident Council meeting Tuesday, March 17. This supposed proposal will 
possibly go before the A.S.B. Student Life Policy Board at their next meeting Fri- 
day, March 20. 

Goosby stated that it would not go into effect until probably next semester. "I 
don't see it changing with two months left in the semester. If it does, great." Per- 
sonally, Goosby feels that it is a positive step, explaining, "Right now it's ridiculous 
when you have to be back by nine. I think it could be improved even more. This is 
only a stepping stone to future revisions, I hope." 

Also to be revamped and clarified is the Smoking Policy. Goosby disclosed that 
at the last Resident Council meeting a committee was formed to develop a proposal 
for it to change. At present, the committee is in its research phase gathering perti- 
nent data, specifically the fire regulations, since the Mount is situated in a fire area. 

When asked about the Smoking Policy now in effect, Goosby retorted that it was 
very confusing, but the new one would establish uniformity. The two main concerns 
of the committee will be to provide at least one large television lounge for the non- 
smokers and to confirm which eating area, the Carousel Lounge or Brady Dining 
Hall, will be for smokers, Goosby informed. 

State of the media discussed 
by Marlowe at LACC seminar 


"Today technology in news is used 
for the sake of it," noted newsman Jess 

"I'm not sure that the audience cares 
for it all. If you're doing your job, the 
audience will acknowledge that you're 
getting the job done." 

The state of the media was among 
several topics discussed by Mr. Marlowe 
before an audience of Los Angeles Col- 
legiate Council (LACC) Members (in- 
cluding MSMC's Jan Godoy), at KNBC 
Studios on Wednesday, February 4. The 
LACC wanted an uplifter — an event 
to motivate its members. And it also rel- 
ished the opportunity to publicize the 

"At mid-year, students need a spark," 
enthused Dorothy Kaplan, the event's 

"The seminar is also a good opportu- 
nity for people to knou w ho we are and 
to encourage ourselves to work better." 

\ seven year-old organization, the 
LACC wai first established in June, 
1979. Student leaders from UCLA, 
CSUN, USC, and other colleges within 
the Los Angeles area, met to discuss 
ways to lure entertainers onto the cam- 
puses. But when the LACC successfully 

blocked attempts by the RTD to elimi- 
nate subsidized student bus fares, it be- 
came a political group dedicated to ad- 
dressing issues that affected students. 

Addressing the issues. Jess Marlowe's 
years of experience in news reporting — 
and most recently commentary — pro- 
vided the LACC members an interesting 
hour of questions and answers. Mr. Mar- 
lowe expressed his feelings about local 
news coverage, Contragate, and the vio- 
lent, graphic depiction of crime on tele- 

"You've got to approach this type of 
thing very carefully," mused Mr. Mar- 

"I wouldn't show any pictures, but 
details need to be given. With the Death 
penalty issue so prevalent today, it's im- 
portant that the public knows the degree 
of crime they've got to deal with." 

When asked his feelings on the differ- 
ence between college students of the six- 
ties and eighties, Mr. Marlowe admitted 
to little knowledge of how students view 
life today. He admired the activism and 
commitment of the sixties students — 
though their idealism disturbed him. 
He's impressed with the discipline stu- 
dents seem to show now. But he hopes 
that it is a discipline that allows students 
to strive for social justice. 

End of interterm 
presents many options 


The 1987-88 college school year will 
mark the beginning of the eventual de- 
mise of our interterm program. This in 
turn will result in an optional interterm, 
consisting of practically the same 
amount of courses being offered as past 
interterms, for 1987-88. Interterm will 
be completely eliminated in the year 

This change has been a slow process, 
having been approved by the Board of 
Trustees and the Faculty Assembly in 
the Spring of 1986. Student input has 
been strongly encouraged, as was the 
focal purpose of the faculty /student 
forum on interterm in January. 

This decision to oust interterm came 
about, "not only as a financial consider- 
ation, but also due to the fact that inter- 
term, being so short a period of time, 
didn't do justice to the general ed. 

courses," commented Faculty Assembly 
President Lorrayne Leigh. 

The original purpose of interterm was 
to offer interesting breadth courses that 
students might not have been able to fit 
into their schedules otherwise. Yet, the 
general trend has now shifted to taking 
general courses over the interterm to get 
them out of the way. 

The effects of this decision on gradu- 
ation requirements and our calendar 
year are still being considered. The pos- 
sibilities consist of either decreasing the 
amount of units required to graduate, or 
increasing the number of units allowed 
to be taken per semester. The current 
considerations are centering around our 
calendar year and the semester length. 
This includes such topics as when the 
semester would start, vacation length, 
etc. Moving to a quarter system has not 
been deliberated on. 

Harlem Renaissance celebration 
marks Black History Month 


drop to Narcisse's address. It was an 
evocative presentation which the crowd 
praised warmly. Several speakers from 

A figure took the stage. The lights 
flickered. And a million, tiny stars 
seemed to glitter. Musicians fldd i ed L. A.' s busmess and artistic communities 

with instruments. And the crowd stirred, 
straining to catch that first note of Jazz. 
Behind the studded curtain, the figure, 
a willowy, tall, yet beautifully brown- 
skinned woman, stilled, making her re- 
bellious nerves calm. The curtain part- 
ed, revealing the silk-clothed woman. 
Like smooth honey, her voice flows 

followed with presentations of their 
own. Langston Hughes and Dorothy 
Dandridge were two of the personalities 
examined by guest speakers. But per- 
haps the most inspiring speaker was 
Jesse Beavers, Woman's Editor for the 
Los Angeles Sentinel and candidate for 
L.A.'s 10th City Council District. Her 

over the audience, covering them be- memories recreating the events and per- 
neath its warm tones. Jazz sung by a ™ nphXif * that were the Black stars of 
beautiful woman. For Blacks in the vestcrda y were fascinating. She made 

1920's Harlem, it is the best of tne P* ^ seem real _ human ' They 
t j mes weren't just untouchable characters 

The' Harlem Renaissance, a period of '"PP^ forever u P on a movie screen or 
rich. Black cultural achievement, pro- record - "**** were P^P^ who 1,ved: ,. 
vided the background for Doheny's "Black actors would come to the old 

Black History Month Celebration, held west and east Sldes of Los Angeles and 

in the Donahue Center on February 19 have a good time the folks, Bea- 

Before an audience of students, facul- vers recalled fond 'y- " II was 1 a rea J x ™ 1 

ty, and guests, popular artists of the for P e °P le to see stars 

Harlem Renaisance were spotlighted. 
With the portaits of Bessie Smith and 
Duke Ellington dotting the room, Judy 
Narcisse (Doheny Admissions) painted 
a lively, elegant picture of the people 
and places that made Harlem the epito- 
me of artistic excitement and excellence: 

"The Renaissance rearranged Har- 
lem," noted Narcisse. 

"It had a universal reputation that 
drew people to its nightclubs. It was 
busy, crowded, and celebrant." 

Models fashioned into the clothes of 
the period created an imaginative back- 

in their homes 
and churches. Count Basie was especial- 
ly popular in the area. It was a time of 
pleasure and wonderful memories." 

Many more memories were shared. 
But they all said the same thing: the 
Harlem Renaissance, and the giants it 
spawned, greatly influenced the lives of 
Americans Black and White. The world 
was changing — altitudes were chang- 
ing — and no amount of bigotry and 
poverty would stop the flow of personal 
and racial progress. The music, beauty, 
nostalgia, and pride of the Harlem Ren- 
aissance was a fitting tribute to Black 
History Month. 


Campus rules in need of clarification 


Ever feel like you're enrolled at Alca- 
traz? When you are driving up Bundy, 
do you expect to see a sign that reads 
"Mount Penitentiary — Do Not Stop 
For Hitchhikers?" Do you feel you could 
get more privacy with your boyfriend if 
you slept in the same room with your 
parents? Do you think you could sneak 
into the Kremlin faster than it takes a 
Mount security guard to open a door? 
Should we show prospective students the 
Mount Video, or should we just rent re- 
runs of Cell Block H? What exactly are 
the rules, who enforces them, and do we 
want to change them? 

It seems we have some new rules at the 
Mount, folks. Except the rules aren't 
really new, they just weren't enforced 
until now. That is why we saw security 
guards passing through the Mount at a 
speed that would give an Olympic runner 
a cardiac arrest. Says Mari Wadsworth, 
Assistant Director of Residence, "There 
haven't been any new rules, only new 
security, and now that the rules are be- 
ing enforced, everybody thinks those 
rules are new." 

And for those of you who think the 
new security guards are too strict, well, 
they still have a job, don't they? Besides, 
it isn't security's fault that they have to 
enforce these rules, they are just doing 
what they are paid to do. 

Of course, every now and then there 
are complaints that the security guards 
are passing moral judgments along to 
students who come in "too late" or are 
climbing out of the the backseat of a car. 
Meriam Wilhelm, Acting Dean for Stu- 
dent Development, confirms that the se- 

curity guards have already been talked 
to about this problem. These judgments 
are not written in a security guard's con- 
tract, and could cost him or her a job. If 
you want to write a complaint, submit a 
report to Leslie Bartosch, Director of 
Residence, or Mari Wadsworth, and the 
problem will be taken care of. 

What are some of these "new" rules? 

Rule number one: A man is not al- 
lowed to sleep in the Rumpus Room. He 
can be awake and comatose for twenty- 
four hours, but if he falls asleep, he 
could lose his special place at the Mount 
for the rest of the night. Says Wads- 
worth, "Mount St. Mary's is not provid- 
ing a free sleeping place, we aren't run- 
ning a hotel." So the guy thinks "Hey, I 
can understand that, I'll sleep in my car." 

Rule number two: A man is not al- 
lowed to sleep in his car anywhere on 
campus. Now the guy could be getting a 
little irate. The car is his, right? He's go- 
ing to sleep within view of the security 
guards. So what's the problem? Mount 
St. Mary's is private property. Why 
can't he park his car on Barrington 
somewhere and sleep there? Mount St. 
Mary's has already called the police de- 
partment to see if a guy would be hassled 
if he's sleeping in his car on a street in 
Brentwood. Unfortunately, the police 
department hasn't come up with an an- 
swer yet. Guess he'll have to take his 
chances for now. What if he is too drunk 
to drive home? In the first place, if the 
guards notice that he is intoxicated, he 
will be required to drop off his date at 
the bottom of the hill. The guard will ra- 
dio his partners at the top of the hill and 
the girl will receive a ride to the circle by 
one of the guards. In the second place, 

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the guy should have refrained from beer 
bongs if he knew he'd be the driver. 
Reasonable? Perhaps. 

Rule number three is only a myth. This 
rule states that a man is not allowed to 
talk with his girlfriend in a car on cam- 
pus for over an hour. After verification 
with Meriam Wilhelm, this rule's origins 
could not be traced back to any one per- 
son. The actual rule is this: A man may 
sit in his car and talk with his girlfriend 
in the circle for as long as he wants. 
However, the word "sit" in the former 
sentence is emphasized. You cannot lay 
down in the back seat with your boy- 
friend. You cannot make out or make 
babies. You cannot be missing any of 
your clothes. If any of this occurs, a 
guard can knock on the window of your 
boyfriend's car and ask for identifica- 
tion. Names and license plate numbers 
may be taken. He will either be sent to 
the Rumpus Room or back down the hill 
and the girl will be sent to the Director 
of Residence, where she can plead her 
case against the incident report that the 
security guard has made. Not only is the 
word "sit" emphasized in Rule three, but 
also the word "circle". If a man decides 
to sit and talk with his girlfriend behind 
the chapel, apartments, laundry room, 
Rossiter Dorm, or condominiums, he 
may only do so for fifteen minutes. Vio- 
lation of this rule may result in an inci- 
dent report and a possible green slip. 
Many of you are possibly asking your- 
selves why you can't do anything you 
want at your place of residence. Wads- 
worth says, "The Mount campus is not 
your place of residence, your room is." 
Then why, you ask, can't you have a 
man in your room at any time during the 

Students caught in adviser dilemma 


Students at Mount St. Mary's are assigned an advisor at the beginning of their 
freshman year. The advisor's responsibility is to guide the students' academic lives, 
which include the number of units needed for graduation, general education cours- 
es, major requirements, internships, student teaching, etc. 

Why, therefore, are there many complaints about advisors by the students? The 
answer unfortunately is this. Some advisors are not doing their job correctly. Many 
students are left frantically seeking help from other sources, other than their advi- 
sors, because they just found out that they are missing a class (or classes) and need 
to take it (or them). Those students lucky enough to not have this problem are so 
because they advised themselves. They have kept a close watch on the courses 
they've taken and kept a list of what other courses they need to take. The outcome 
of this dilemma, however, leaves other students to either have to take an extra 
semester, go to summer school, or pay an extra $250 a unit. 

Is there a solution to this dilemma? A solution can be that advisors sit down with 
the students and create a list of classes that the students need to take in order to 
( graduate. Check-off sheets may also be available to each student and advisor, so 
that the advisor and student can both check off the courses that have been taken. A 
frequent situation that occurs is that the advisor later ralizes that the class the stu- 
dent took doesn't fulfill a requirement and the student needs to take another class. 
For this reason, advisors must be better informed, so that such mistakes wouldn't 

male: \/isi 

<^]Tb Porms | 

V v- Thursday 

night? Well, as a Catholic college, 
Mount St. Mary's has a reputation to 
uphold, and if you don't like the rules, 
don't enroll. The college has a responsi- 
bility not only to the well-being of the 
students, but also to the parents. So if 
you get caught in a car behind the chap- 
el after your fifteen minutes have elaps- 
ed, remember that the guy in the car 
with you may be a threat to your safety. 
Granted, he probably isn't. But just 
think for a moment what might happen 
if he really is trying to attack you, and 
how you would feel if a security guard 
had never noticed. Some may call it an 
"invasion of privacy" while others may 
call it a "good policy". You can't please 
all of the people all of the time. 

Rule number four: A man must show 
some identification at the bottom of the 
hill and the guard can write down his 
name, driver's license number, and li- 
cense plate number. This is so that if the 
guy tries anything dangerous, the guards 
can nail him faster than you can blink. 
Some guys feel that this information is 
no one's business but their own, while 
others actually thank the guards for 
keeping their girlfriends safe. It is a myth 
that if his car does not come back down 
the hill, it is subject to towing. The only 
reason why his care may be towed is be- 
cause it is parked in an inappropriate 

Rule number five: After male visiting 
hours, a man is still allowed to drive up 
the hill, even if he is alone. The guard at 
the bottom of the hill will take down the 
necessary information and radio that in- 
formation to the top. The guards in the 
circle will watch for the car to come up. 

Continued, please see Campus Rules 

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XN6 MfluE.S 

Newspaper Staff 

Amy Kuhnert, 

Laurel Metzner 

Editor in Chief 

Peggy Moore 

Leah Ann Caro 

Susan Robertson 

Yvette Castro 

Marina Smith 

Denise Goosby 

Nerina Tribble 

Carmelita Indalecio 

Aurora Vargas 

Veronica Kelley 


Lisa Lok 

Cathy Adams 

Tina Lomondo 

Rebecca Schultz 

Ann Marano 


Campus Rules 

Potential for power focus of 
Sacramento Legislative seminar 

and if it doesn't, they will start looking 
for the driver of the car. This is to make 
sure that the man will not sneak into the 
dorms after male visiting hours, or will 
not try to attack anyone in the back 
campus area. 

The security guards answer to John 
Manning, Plant and Maintenance Su- 
pervisor, who, along with Bartosch and 
Wadsworth, is in charge of enforcing 
the rules. Above Manning is Sr. Edward 
Mary, Director of Operations, then Sr. 
Magdalen, President of Mount St. 
Mary's College. 

Breaking these rules may result in a 
"disciplinary warning", which is just a 
nice term for "green slip". You may get 
more than three slips and stay at Mount 
St. Mary's, depending on the serious- 
ness of your crime. You may get two 
green slips for one incident, but you 
would have to do something like mur- 
der a fellow student. If you don't know 
about the rule you violate, you would 
most likely get a lucky break. 

But how many of us really know all 
the rules? Many of them are not written 
in the Mount St. Mary's Handbook, 
however, lucky for us, the handbook is 
being revised, and it will include an ex- 
tensive section on security. It seems that 
this article will be published after the 
Mount students have recieved a bulletin 
in their mailboxes describing all the rules. 
Obviously, the school authorities believed 
that some of the rules needed clarifica- 
tion, even though more than half the 
school year is already over. However, 
Wadsworth says, "A lot of people just 
never read those bulletins. If the students 
don't know the rules after we've sent 
out the bulletins, that's not our respon- 
sibility. Every resident has a mailbox." 
One purpose of this article is to make 
sure that you are informed of the rules, 
because if you don't know them, you 

may find yourself receiving an incident 
report for a rule that you never knew 

There are many complaints that the 
security guards are not always there to 
open the door for us when we come back 
to the Mount late at night. This may 
evoke a logical solution — hire another 
security guard to remain in the circle at 
all times. The problem with this is that 
Mount St. Mary's will not budget an- 
other security guard. So if there is no 
one there to open the door for you, it 
will be you and the Rumpus Room for 
up to twenty never-ending minutes. If 
you say you could be attacked in the 
Rumpus Room in twenty minutes, it's 
true. But somebody could be getting at- 
tacked at the other end of campus as 
well. You'll just have to play the odds. 
A security guard can't be in two places 
at the same time. 

Changing any of these rules involves 
a lot of work. That means petitions, stu- 
dent surveys, comparisons with other 
women's colleges, proposals, and a 
meeting with the Student Life Policy 
Board. You'd have to be some kind of 
masochist to go through all of that, but 
it it means that much to you, do it. 
There is no rule or law which can't be 
changed or altered. 

However, it is important to remember 
that it isn't you against the security 
guards. They are hired for your safety. 
Your attitude towards them may deter- 
mine their attitude towards you. 

There are reasons behind every rule. 
They don't make them just to torture 
you. You may not like a policy, but you 
are dealing with the general public. It is 
something we will all have to live with 
unless we take some action. It will take 
a large majority to try to alter the sys- 
tem, but if you think it's worth it, then 
work for it. 


MSMC Classifieds 

Coordinated by MARINA SMITH 

The Oreo Express, The View's advice 
column, welcomes your comments and 
letters. If you have a problem and need 
some advice, let the Oreo Express give 
you a hand. Send your letters, etc., to 
Box 300 or 152. 

To the View, Keep up the good work! 
— Informed students 

FRAN B. Have you walked home lately 1 
You know what 1 mean. Walking in 
I V Still want to be a published poet. 
Don't you know it. Fabrina. 

TAMARA I swear all I wanted to know 
was whether or not that wack) Oreek 

I late friends! Now I'm going to have to 

I scold 


C. IBSONIAN Went to the Smithsonian 
Institute the other day. Saw some inter- 
esting displays of vulgarity. Kitty Key- 
chains and sever feline halitosis. 

1 have nothing to say. Please reply to 
Box 505 for further details. 

Happy Birthday Laura! from Googie 
and Eddy. 

CARL A M. Congrat on all your hare 
work on the Academic/Cultural. Kee 
it up. Want to see U2 this year? 

>u would like to send a message to 
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"People don't understand power," remarked Mike Roos, House Pro Tern. 

"It is enormous. It is difficult to exercise because it takes a lot of energy. But peo- 
ple have got to use it." 

The potential for power . . . 

Between February 22-24, Mount students Jennifer Bowman, Chris Cummings, 
Janelle Dube, Denise Goosby, Rita Piumetti, Cynthia Thomas, Raquel Wargo, and 

advisor Jack Rubensaal, participating at the annual Sacramento Legislative Semi- 
nar, learned much about the dynamics of California politics — the dynamics of 
power. Sponsored by the California Center for Education in Public Affairs. Inc., 
the seminar brought together students and faculty from all over the state to interact 
and discuss the political system with prominent lobbyists, journalists, legislators, 
and staff members. 

The first night of the program set the stage. An interesting study of the lives and 
careers of legislative staffers, "Problems and Proposed Reforms," gave attendees 
an opportunity to ask the invited panelists about the workings and complexities of 
attaining and keeping their jobs. 

"Luck is 50% of the battle," replied Ms. Maylee Tom, Consultant to the Senate 
Rules Committee. 

"At a time when Asian professionals were being heavily recruited, I was fortunate 
to meet State Senator Montoya. He was looking for a "lay" person to work with 
him. We talked, and I was hired." 

Mrs. Donna Lipper, Assistant Press Secretary to the Governor, expressed the im- 
portance of stamina and dedication a staff member needs to do the job. 

"Networking. 99% of your chance of being in the legislature depends on who 
you know — but you've got to be qualified." 

She continues: 

"Discipline is vital in a big position. You're on your own. You've got to learn 
what's going on. The more you can educate yourself, meet people, and network, 
the better qualified you'll be." 

The staff panelists, who also included Jerry Haleva and Bill Saracino, stressed a 
pressing need for legislative procedures and salaries. A move to re-establish political 

credibility among the voting public was a special concern of Ms. Tom. She believes 
that the legislature should be a part-time body, where each official spends the ma- 
jority of his time within his home district. She feels that this would compel public 
officials and citizens to discuss issues more meaningfully through direct interaction. 
The facilitation of ideas played an integral part in the Legislative Advocates Pan- 
el, held the following day. It was an eye-opening glimpse into the "second" element 
in policy-making. Legislative advocates (lobbyists) are the "bad guys" — that's 
what most people seem to think. But the panelists were professionals — people 

who performed their jobs with skill, dedication, and integrity, they were people 
with a job to do. 

"The business up here is citizens and/or groups petitioning the government " 
John Wetzel, Lobbyists for Cities, explained. 

"A lobbyist's job is to do it as efficiently and eloquently as possible." 
The panelists felt that they were performing a service for people. They believed 
that through their skill and influence, they could provide politicians — and the vot- 
ers — greater depth and perspective on any issue. Their job is a matter of getting 
people to listen. And it's a job they do well. 

Several other seminar sessions followed, including a lively discussion of Capital 
politics by the press panelists. But the most thought provoking was "The Future of 
California." It sounded a call for reform. A call not just to the politicians, but to 
the people - you and me. Legislators, such as Senator John Garamendi, Assem- 
blyman John Vasconcellos. Assemblywoman Maxine Waters and Senator Gary 
Hart, made urgent pleas for the restructuring of the state's infra-structure — its 
roads, water, and sewage systems. Without these systems strengthened; without 
them functioning at maximum capacity, and without industry and education to ex- 
cel, Californians cannot expect their standard of living to be comfortable. Califor- 
nia will stagnate. 

Yet a graver consequence of a weaker California was expressed to the participants. 
It is a weakness not within our infra-structure, but within ourselves. It is a weakness 
that only we can change. 

"Human support systems are essential and vital," stressed Assemblyman Vas- 

"People need to be leaders — and not wait for anyone else. You could die that 


Tennis team to face Biola 


With a 3 win, 5 loss record, the MSMC tennis team is looking toward their home 
match against Biola University April 4. With a 2-2 record in league, MSMC is do- 
ing a fine job of keeping up with the top-notch schools they are playing against 
Coach Rebecca Schultz says, "With the exception of Cal Lutheran, all of our losses 
have been to nationally ranked teams. We may have lost the match but MSMC 
really put up a good showing." 

According to Schultz, the improvement of the tennis team over the past year is 
tremendous. The girls have been really working hard to make a name for our 
school in our conference. Schultz says, "Several coaches have been very surprised 
at how strong we have become. That's a compliment to our entire team " 

The team is especially proud of their number one doubles team, Marian Meade 
and Caitlin Jaffanan, who have won 5 out of 8 matches this season. Jaffarian says 
1 think that playing tennis competitively for the Mount is a great supplement to the 
academic program. The team gets along extremely well and have fun constantly I 
am also happy to be a part of the awesome doubles team of the 80s!!!" 

As Jaffarian says, the team is close. There is obviously a whole lot of love laugh- 
ter and support going on within the team. The team's favorite things to do are- 
making fun of the coach during practice, making cat noises (HEH!!) taking pic- 
tures of sleeping teammates, and, most of all, winning! 

It is a team consensus that they will beat Cal Lutheran on March 21 Unfortu- 
nately, results of this match were not available at press time. If anyone would like 
to support the team, there will be a rooter van going to watch the April 4 match 
against Biola. 


Come spend Saturday, April 
4, with the Mount Saint 
Mary's Varsity Tennis Team 
as they host Biola University 
on our home courts in 
Marina Del Rey. 
Play begins at 11:00 a.m. 
For more information, call 
Rebecca at 476-2237, x3321. 


Tennis, x-country, volleyball 
Editorial not enough 


I am very disappointed that Mount 
St. Mary's College does not offer a suit- 
able sports program. A suitable sports 
program is one that offers a variety of 
sports, which will allow more students 
to participate. Tennis, track, and vol- 
leyball are Tine, but what about the peo- 
ple who play softball, basketball, and 
swim! I do not think we should be forced 
to mi on the sideline and watch others 
(which is a small portion of the stu- 
dent) excel in their field of interest. 

I do not have an argument with the 

Eat we are here to get a quality ed- 
1 and become well rounded worn- 

limit ourselves by expanding only our 
intellectual talents, when we are talent- 
ed socially and physically in other areas 
of life, too. 

Not to offend the teams that already 
exist on campus, but I do feel that these 
sports are stereotypical of women. Let's 
try adding to the sports program to lift 
school morale and student spirit (like 
basketball). I suggest that a survey be 

presented to present and future students 
to find out what we are interested in. 
Also, if there is a legitimate reason why 
the sports program has not been ex- 
panded, please let us know this — do 
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Mount girls run in LA Marathon 


MSMC's Michelle Ferraro and Robin Pinkerton took part in the Los Angeles 
Marathon on March 1, 1987. Robin has previously participated in other marathons 
and triathlons, and is currently training for a 50K. Both girls feel very strongly 
about running, and are very dedicated. They both run about eighty miles a week, as 
Michelle says, "It's my addiction!" This was Michelle's first 26K marathon, but 
both girls hope to make running the L. A. Marathon a tradition. Michelle stated, "It 
was incredibly fun. We had a great time and 1 finished!" 

Robin and Michelle would like to encourage anyone who is interested in running 
to join them every morning at 7:00 up at the athletics office for a short run to start 
your day off. You do not have to be a 'super' runner to join them. 

Money contributing factor to lack 
of sports teams expansion 


Listen to the Fall nights in the Brent- 
wood hills. The owl warbles, the breeze 
whispers, and the townspeople chat and 
gossip. Yet it is strangely quiet. Atop a 
particular hill, there are no raucous 
crowds frantically chanting, no aisleway 
vendors yelling of their sodas and pop- 
corn menus, no cheerleaders wildly sup- 
porting their teams with clever songs. 
This hill is home to Mount St. Mary's 
College, and her three teams (Cross 
Country, Volleyball, and Tennis), are 
practicing and playing off-campus: they 
are teams without home-based facilities 
in which to hone their athletic skills or 
compete. This lack of facilities is one of 
the main obstacles to expanding the 
number of collegiate teams at the 
Mount, says Doris Gat field. Director of 

Gatfield came to the Mount from St. 
Bernard's High School in Playa del Rey, 
where she held a similar position to the 
one she has held here for two years. "The 
funds to build facilities are just not 
available" she said, adding, "A volley- 
ball gym alone could cost between one 
and two million dollars." So the Athlet- 
ics Department resorts to what Gatfield 
calls "begging, borrowing, and bargain- 
ing" to find suitable playing locations. 
A convenient and beneficial arrange- 
ment is that between MSMC and Brent- 
wood High School. In exchange for the 
use of their gym , they use the Little The- 
ater twice yearly for shows. Gatfield says 
that the arrangement between the two 
has worked well, and that both groups 
have been satisfied and happy with the 
arrangement. It is not always easy to 
find a place, she quickly adds, saying, 
"Some high schools have men's and 

w om en's Junior Varsity and Varsity 
teams for each sport, and their gym 
schedules can't accomodate us too." 

Yet Gatfield is still optimistic about 
the continued expansion of the sports 
program. Her original ideas were en- 
compassed in a five year plan that would 
slowly phase in new collegiate sports at a 
rate the college community, administra- 
tion, board of trustees, and budget could 
handle. Next year this plan has the reno- 
vation of the swimming pool on its agen- 
da, including the addition of lap lanes, 
with hopes of beginning a Swim Team. 
Funds for the project will come directly 
from the proceeds of the March 8th Jog 
A Thon. This latter project is one that 
illustrates Gatfield's ability with "crea- 
tive financing": funds are always a prob- 
lem, and another major obstacle to the 
sports team expansion. "It's just diffi- 
cult to distribute the funds in the college 
budget to all the departments so that ev- 
eryone is satisfied," she said, "Everyone 
needs more money!" Gatfield comment- 
ed later, "We have worked real hard to 
get what we have now, and we'll keep on 
working hard." Next year will focus on 
stabilizing the existing sports program 
and maintaining the growing Athletic 
Department, which itself is as new as 
Gatfield and the college's current teams 
Although sports have never been used 
on a large scale for recruitment purpos- 
es, the addition of Tennis Coach Rebec- 
ca Schultz to the Admissions Counselor 
Staff has begun to use the teams ;i 
draw. There is certainly no problem 
with interest, though, notes Gatfield. 
and with that she is hopeful, remarking, 
"The participation has grown just over 
the last year on all of our teams and the 
enthusiasm is great!" 

New RAs, residence plans 
set for next year 

Mary's Day '87 
students, faculty honored 

By Rachel Martinez 

May 3, 1987. It was Mary's Day. This is a whole day set aside to honor Mary. A 
certain theme and colors were chosen to represent the day. Students and their 
parents were invited to attend a formal Mass celebrating Mary. Mary's crowning 
took place after the Mass, and following the crowning was brunch. Mary's crown- 
ing gives people the chance to honor Mary with flowers. Everyone was invited to 
bring flowers to lay at the feet of Mary's statue in front of Mary Chapel. Every year 
one student is chosen to crown Mary with a wreath of flowers. After brunch was 
served there was an awards ceremony. During this awards ceremony honor students 
(students who have made the Dean's List), and the Orientation Committee were 
recognized. This year's Resident Assistants and Associated Student Body Officers 
handed over the positions to next year's RAs and officers. Certain awards were 
given to students such as departmental awards and honors, general college recogni- 
tion and awards, admission to student honor societies, and the prestigious Presi- 
dent's Award. 

This year's theme was "Mary." The colors were blue and other spring colorv 
Mass was celebrated by three priests: Fr. Joseph Battaglia, Rev. Sylvester Rvan. 
and Fr. Sentiff. 

A lot of students participated in the Mass this year, doing various activities from 
carrying the cross to reading to singing. The student chosen to crown Mar> this 
year was Lorinda Guzman. The awards ceremony too* place in the Little Theater 
and did not include a departmental display. 

All students and their parents were encouraged to attend this day of festivitv and 
honor. With a spectacular Mass, Mary's crowning, and an exciting awards 
ceremony. May 3, 1987 was a day which will not soon be forgotten. 

Mount celebrates Sienna Day with 
theme of "Unity Thru Diversity" 

By Veronica Kelley 

In accordance with the tradition of the college. Mount Saint Mary's once again 
hosted Sienna Day — the cultural event of the second semester, as well as the 
celebration of Catherine of Sienna. This year, the theme of the college is "I 'mtv 
thru diversity" which also carried over to include Sienna Day. 

This day of exposure and celebration consisted of four professional, multi- 
Mai*S 10 Slime at annual SDnil2 Sinf! cul,uralart 'sts from all over the world, Professor Norman Schwaab who. aside 

© from being part of the academic community here at the Mount, is also an exhibiting 
artist, an international food court which was set up and run by students, as well as 
some nine different sequences of performing arts from various countries, also ex- 
ecuted by students. 

Slides were presented by the artists depicting young people from different 
cultures as well as their definitions of art and its symbolism. As Sienna Da\ com- 
mittee Chair, Anne Johnstone put it, "These are all powerfull creations!" 

In the planning stages since last fall, the committee has worked diligentlv on 
creating a memorable day. "The great thing about this experience is that it anev 
faculty and students an opportunity to interact." said Johnstone, "we need more- 
such opportunities to work together." 

The day began at 9:30 a.m. and lasted until 2:00 p.m. It gave an extensive oxer- 
view of the contemporary artist and his/her art . "1 am hoping that the students will 
see the relation between the art and the artist as well as that between their own feel- 
ings and the art being expressed by these artists." concluded Johnstone. 

By Aurora Vargas 
The new Resident Assistants for 
1987-1988 are: Karen Diaz, Trish San- 
dri. Chris Cummings, Rachelle Green, 
Katie Brown, Eileen Sapinoso, Lisa 
Overby, and Jan Godoy. An RA's 
duties are: enforcing resident policies, 
helping incoming freshmen settle in, ac- 
ting as peer counselors, advising 
students, making rounds to see that the 
doors are locked and everything is 
relatively quiet, planning floor activities 
or being social directors of their floors, 
and basically being there as a resource 
center for the residents. Next year there 
will be more unity and closeness as the 
RAs will be working more as a group. 
Cathy Emily, a former RA and, now 
future ASB President says "This year 
RAs are working together and there is a 
lot of unity which I am sure will pro- 
gress next year." Leslie Bartosch, 
Director of Residence Life says there 
will be a few changes next year concern- 
ing the duties of an RA. One change is 
that the six-hour floor duties where an 
RA must be in her room on call has 
been changed to being on call on 
weeknights in addition to weekends. 
This will be done by rotation and RAs 
will be on call throughout the 
residence buildings. They will be mak- 
ing rounds throughout the night and 
will be more visible to residents. Se- 
cond, the training is going to be more 
intense and will start early. One week 

before school starts the RAs will meet 
and there will be an intense workshop of 
training. The whole outlook of an RA 
will be more professional, which will 
make an RA's duties easier because they 
will be well informed and trained. In ad- 
dition, each RA will be in charge of 
planning one program either social or 
educational; this year for example they 
had the newly roommate game, the 
date-rape meeting, and family feud. 
Besides their duties here they will be at- 
tending a conference called the 
Southern Rap where abut 604 Resident 
Assistants from Los Angeles, San 
Diego, and Santa Barbara, go to the 
University of California at Santa Bar- 
bara and attend workshops all day. 
These workshops are about all the RA's 
duties and how to handle different 
situations. For instance, some 
workshops are on how to be more asser- 
tive and health issues. The conference 
gives MSMC RAs a chance to talk to 
other RAs and discuss many ideas and 
issues. Next year Residence Life will 
have more positive and close unity 
where many new ideas will be introduc- 
ed. Chris Cummings, a new RA, says 
that "I'm really looking forward to 
helping out the incoming freshmen and 
being there for my floor." Overall the 
resident assistant life program will carry 
their positive feelings and ideas 
throughout next year. 

By Peggy Moore 

Extra! Extra! Extra! Read all about 
it! The newest and hottest talents of the 
entertainment business are at Mount 
Saint Mary's College. On May 12, 1987 
from 8-9:30 p.m. in the Little Theater, 
Spring Sing will take place. Admission 
will be $2.50 to witness the night these 
stars shine above the lights of Los 
Angeles, radiating excitement and 
laughter from the crowd. 

The theme for this year's Spring Sing 
is De ja Vu: "This Has Happened 
Before." It is a 50s and 60s variety show 
that includes dancing, singing, lip sync- 
ing, acting and musicions. The par- 
ticipants and their routines are indicated 
in the following list: 

MCs - Ann Marano and Bronwyn 

Piano Player - 
"The Rumble' 

Maureen Carter 

Lar,son. Valier Pearson, Rachel 
Martinez, Tom Rcsina, Tina 
llagan. Delana Gibson. Rachel 

"Partners in Crime" - Delana 
Gibson, Rachel Skinner, Lisa 
Liddicoat. Patty Beal. 

Singer - Laurel Metzner 

Singer - Angela Linsey 

"Swing Dance," Buddy Helly - 
Karen and Harold Leslie. 

"Goober and the Raisinettes" - 
Peggy Moore, Sheri Kellogg, Tina 
Lomando, Veronica Kelley, 
Theresa Manning. 

"Mounlman and Daugher" - 
Ann Marano 

Song - Sonya Rangel, Julie Adza, 
Laurel Metzner, Ahn Phan. 

Song, "Can't Help" - Chris 

Some of the people who have been 
extremely supportive and helpful in (he 
production of Spring Sing are: Cat 
Ramos, choreographer and facultv 
moderator; Joanne Bartolotti. student 
and choreographer of the finale; and 
Delana Gibson and Rachel Skinner. 
Thank vou' 

Youth group formed to thank Pope 

By Ann Marano 
Pope John Paul II will visit us in 
September. 1987. The CYGP, Califor- 
nia Youth Grateful to the Pope, is a 
group of students and young working 
people formed to promote the State- 
ment of Gratitude throughout Califor- 
nia. The group wants to present this 
statement, which gives all young people 
the opportunity to welcome the Pope 
and to express their love and thanks in a 
personal way, to the Holy Father during 

his visit. Anyone wanting information 
on the statement and its promotion, on 
the Papal writings and visit, or on 
preparation activities is encouraged to 
write to: 

California Youth Grateful for the Pope 


350 7th Avenue. Suite 116 

San Francisco. C A 94118 


Graduation — A step from beyond 

By Denise Goosby 

It will be the last Sunday in May. The sky will be ocean-blue, the sun will shine, 
and an early summer breeze, tasting of warmth, will shimmer over the milling au- 
dience. A flash will crackle. Then another. And then another — until a million, 
tiny bulbs begin to beat in time with the pulse of the crowd. Time will race. 

"Hey, Kris!" 

"Hey, Nancy!" 

"Hey, Kelly!" 

"We did it!" 

Joyfully, people will hurl themselves in and out of each others' arms, uncaring 
that the black robes that they've protected so proudly are wrinkled. It doesn't mat- 
ter. It's Graduation Day — and on Graduation Day nothing matters except the 
overwhelming feeling that you have made it. To seniors, the world lies before them. 
They're a step from beyond . . . 

For me, graduation is yet a year away. It's a speck on the horizon. A dream — a 
nightmare — that's been replayed endlessly in my mind. God willing, it is a dream 
that I will reach. But I'm not sure it's a step I want to take anymore. 

What does it mean? 

I look at the faces of some of my friends — the seniors. I see the anticipation; 
the joy. They're literally exploding with the euphoria of escape. I think to myslf, 
"Why can't that be me? Why can't I take that step into — What?" I'm confused. 

Then I look closer at the faces of my friends. What I see unnerves me. I see fear. 
It's subtle — so faint that if you allowed the relief and happiness to cloud your 
perceptions, you'd miss it. But it's there. And it's here. Right here — in me. I don't 
want to graduate. Shoot me, but it's true. Graduation is for people who know who 
they are. I do not. Besides, I don't know if I'll succeed. I won't know if I'll go to 
grad school. I don't know if my name will ever appear on any paper more 
creditable than the BARSTOW POST. I don't know if I'll ever fall in love. I — I 
don't know anything. Graduation? Forget it — too many uncertainties. 

And yet, what if I don't. What if a moment of insanity strikes and I decide not to 
walk down those Chapel stairs? What then? I honestly don't know. Oh, I know I'll 
graduate. ". . .on this 25th day of May, this degree is awarded to . . ." will echo 
through my head. But I'm not sure that I'll be happy to hear it. For all the bitching 
I've done about this school — and I've done my share — I can't help but to shiver 
at the thought of leaving it forever. Do others seniors feel this way? Is that the 
reason behind that glimpse of fear in their eyes? 

For me, graduation is yet a year away. It's a speck on the horizon — that's slow- 
ly growing bigger. It's a dream — a nightmare — that's been replayed endlessly in 
my mind. You see, graduation means grad school. It means a by-line in the Los 
Angeles Times. It means marrying the man I love. It means — I don't know what it 
means. I don't know what anything means. But graduation? Forget it — there's no 
way I could miss it. Too many possibilities . . . 

Students voice cafeteria complaints 


Food. Mount St. Mary's Cafeteria. Do they mix? According to most students at 
the Mount, these two words are major conversational topics. The answer I fre- 
quently hear is no. Recently I was in the cafeteria when Karen McKnight found a 
cockroach in her soup. When she tried to complain to one of the members of the 
cafeteria staff, she was told that it was a vegetable or herb, but not an insect. Is it 
cleanliness that is needed, or was it just a freak accident? I don't know the answer, 
but I do not that there are more problems than just finding insects in your food. 
Sure, the cafeteria cannot match mother's home cooking, but do we need leftovers 
the next day or the same main course every week? For instance, have you ever no- 
ticed that every Wednesday we have hamburgers and french fries for lunch? When 
talking to a couple of Mount students, I asked them what they would suggest to 
help improve the food in our cafeteria. One suggestion was that more varieties of 
food should be served instead of the same thing, such as chicken, taco, etc. Second 
was ihat the portion of food we are served should be larger. Third, open buffets 
should be more frequent, and desserts should be served during dinner too. And 
fourth, the Doheny cooks should come and give some cooking lessons to the 
Chalon cooks. If you agree that there is a need to improve our cafeteria food, then 
why not write down some suggestions and turn them into the cafeteria's suggestion 
box, which is located in the dining room? Who knows, there might be some im- 
ro\emenis and more smiling faces. 

News in Brief 

Mount Students to Visit Zoo 

Editorial Policy 

THE VIEW is published by 
students of Mount St. Mary's 
College Los Angeles, CA 90049 
and is printed by the Palisadian 
Post. Questions or comments 
may be directed through the ad- 
visors, Mount St. Mary's College 
(213) 476-2237 ext. 3321 

THE VIEW welcomes view- 
points on school related or 

published material. Readers may 
express their opinions through 
personally signed letters. Signed 
letters and editorials present per- 
sonal opinions and do not neces- 
sarily represent the views of the 
staff. Unsigned editorials express 
the opinions of the Editorial 

by Yvette Castro 

Mount students are once again ready to hop aboard school buses and com- 
mence a fun filled journey to the Los Angeles Zoo. 

Their first stop will be at South Central where they will pick up first graders 
and take them along to discover the wonderful kingdom of animals. 

Mount Saint Mary's students are excited this year that they have been of- 
fered the opportunity to once again participate in this community service. It 
was enjoyed so much by Mount students that they hope for it to become a 
tradition at the Mount. From an educational point of view, Kristin Bishop 
comments, "I feel it's a great motivational opportunity for children to 
broaden their horizons. Also it will help stimulate learning and help them find 
new areas of interest." 

With the well-being of our future generation in mind, let's hope that this 
will become a tradition! 

Hal lie visits, 
discusses ethics 

Dr. Philip Hallie, professor of Philo- 
sophy and Humanities from Wesleyan 
University in Connecticut, came to 
Mount Saint Mary's to share with the 
Mount community some of his ideas 
concerning ethics. According to hallie, 
ethics is not doing what you have to do. 
Ethics is not doing what you want to 
do. Ethics is, in other words, not a re- 
sponsibility or a freedom. Ethics is the 
enhancement and the protection of life. 

Hallie believes that there are two 
kinds of ethics. One is negative and the 
other one is positive. Negative ethics is 
passive. It deals with statements such as 
"Thou shalt not kill." This is minimum 
ethics and it requires no special effort. 
Positive ethics, however, is active. "Be 
thy brother's keeper." This kind of 
ethics promotes doing something to pre- 
vent someone from doing something 

Hallie also stated that people tend to 
imitate others. They tend to imitate 
what they are fascinated by. If we must 
imitate, we should find the right kind of 
people to imitate so that it would bring 
out what we really are. Therefore, we 
must be fascinated with ethical people 
not violent ones. Remember, ethics is 
aesthetics. Ethics is joy. Ethics is the 
love of life. 

ASB Social Speaks Up 

Nancy Volkenant, the ASB Social 
Director of 1986-87, would like to ex- 
tend her appreciation for all those who 
helped her throughout the year. The 
dances and concerts wouldn't have been 
as successful as they were without help 
from others. A special thanks goes to 
Joanne Bartolotti, Leah Ann Caro. the 

Bob Hope USO Club 
Needs Young Ladies 
As Volunteers 

Young ladies ranging in age from 
17-25 are needed at the Bob Hope USO 
Club in Hollywood to serve as program 
volunteers on weekends. Program 
volunteers are directly involved in: 
coordinating arrangements with USO 
staff for mobile trips to various 
Southland military bases; developing 
themes for weekend dances at USO's 
disco; organizing in-town field trips to 
amusement parks, museums, festivals 
and concerts; and serving with other 
program volunteers on decorating and 
pre-event planning committees. 

All program volunteers are encour- 
aged to lend their artistic talents and 
opinions on decorating projects and 
devote a few hours monthly to design 
flyers and posters for Club events. 

Bob Hope USO serves as a "Home 
away from Home" for thousands of ac- 
tive duty military personnel monthly. 
Many young men, most of whom have 
family and friends thousands of miles 
away, come to our USO on weekends 
from bases as far south as San Diego 
and as far east as 29 Palms near Yucca 

For further information, contact 
Esther Ancurio at (213) 462-0747. 

all her other supporters. 

As the "Year of Awesome Parties" 
comes to a close, Nancy wants to take a 
moment to wish next year's ASB board, 
especially ASB Social Directors lots of 
luck, "Joanne and Debbie, you guys are 
my replacements for the 'social life' of 
MSMC. So remember the GOLDEN 
RULE — throw the parties and BRING 
ON THE MEN!!! Lots of Luck!" 

Newspaper Staff 

Amy Kuhnert, 

Editor in Chief 

Laurel Metzner 

Leah Ann Caro 

Peggy Moore 

Yvette Castro 

Susan Robertson 

Denise Goosby 

Marina Smith 

Carmelita Indalecio 

Nerina Tribble 

Veronica Kelley 

Aurora Vargas 

Lisa Lok 


Tina Lomondo 

Cathy Adams 

Ann Marano 

Rebecca Schultz 


Health services improves with addition of new faces 

By Rosa Trujillo 

"By the way we had a little carbon monoxide incident." And so began the career 
of Debbie Kalish, as the new Director of Health Services. 

As I walk into Health Services I expect it to be very hectic and for Debbie not to 
have much time to answer any questions, but much to my surprise when I arrive it is 
empty with only Debbie, the doctor, and a health advocate present. The mood is very 
relaxed and the doctor is reading a health magazine. When the doctor recognizes a 
colleague in one of the articles, Debbie begins to tease her about it. They then begin to 
giggle and laugh and have some fun. 

Up until January of '86, when she was hired to replace Patty Paone, who left to 
pursue other interests, Debbie had been working at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard in 
Labor and Delivery. "It was exactly what I was interested in." says Debbie of her 
new job. "My masters is in women's health and there are not a lot of jobs that you 
can get that you really get to concentrate on women's health things ... so it was ex- 
actly what I wanted to do." 

A '77 graduate of the Mount, she recalls the days when men weren't allowed into 
the dorms at all. "The first time I walked through the dorms when I came back and I 
saw a guy in the hallway I thought wait a minute, does anybody know he's here? It 
seems funny to me to see him there because it's not what 1 was used to." Her first 
priority of business for the 86-87 school year was to hire a new physician. Debbie and 
Cheryl Mabey (then Dean of Student Development) met with administrators from 
Children's Hospital about sub-contracting a doctor, thereby, providing the school 
with 24 hour physician coverage, something it had lacked, in the past. Dr. Karen 
Hacker was then given the job. "I think what is in their benefit," says Meriam 
Wilhelm, acting Dean of Student Development, "is they're young, they're interested, 
they like what they're doing, and they really care about the students. They weren't 
happy when students were not coming in. They wanted students to come in. The only 
problem now is that so many students are coming in that there are not enough hours 
to meet everyone's needs . . . although Dr. Hacker has always worked more hours 
than she's paid for. She's always been available for us for consultation. If there was a 
student that was sick and even if she was supposed to end at three she always stayed 
and worked it through and that's something we love about her. Same with 
Debbie. . . " The student response has also been very favorable. Says Vivian 
Caldera, a junior, "I think the Health Service Program has improved a great deal. 
Debbie seems like she's more understanding, more in tune with the student, and 
you're not just another face. They actually remember you." "She's (Debbie) a nice 
lady who makes it easy for students to relate to her, and it's convenient." added a 
senior student. 

Peggy Moore, freshman, didn't like the fact that they couldn't find her pulse and 
the thermometer was left in her mouth too long, still said, "I like the doctor." 

The Health Advocates also seem to have a fun, working relationships with Debbie 
and Dr. Hacker. "I love it. Debbie is an excellent boss. She works so well with people 
and she really cares about the patient," said Sherrie Zukle, one of five Health Ad- 

vocates for the 86-87 school year, the others being Anne MacArthur, Susan Gon- 
zalez, yvette Castro, and Lori Koutouratsas. Kids Lori, "1 think Debbie really has a 
lot of psychological problems." Then while still laughing continues, "No, I really 
love Debbie a lot. She's really fun to work with. You don't mind doing the yucky 
things she has you doing. You know how when you like someone you don't mind do- 
ing the awful things. She's a funny person. She's always telling a joke." About Dr. Hacker 
she says, "She was more concerned about the actual person in the room and not the 
90 million other things going on outside that room. So she's a lot more caring and 
concerned for the student." About her own reasons for wanting to become a Health 
Advocate she says, "I like the interaction with the students, and I feel proud to serve 
them." It is, however, more than fun and games and the ladies take their job very 
seriously and have encountered everything from a common cold to chronic and infec- 
tious diseases. Says Dr. Hacker, ". . . because I specialize in adolescent medicine, 
which is the age group from about 13 to 25, this is my particular sub-specialty. It's a 
particular interest area, so I'm very familiar with the problems that affect this age 
group, particularly women's health problems." She later adds, "When a person 
comes in for just a medical problem 1 usually talk to them about other things that are 
going on besides just that sore throat to find out what's happening to them, how they 
feel, to try and make them feel comfortable. It's a particular way of working with a 
patient. It's sort of a holistic approach, looking at the fact that you get sick and that's 
a physical ailment, but there's also the emotional component, and I'm very in- 
terested, and Debbie's very interested in prevention." 

Part of the problem is also budget, but the good news, Debbie says, is "The fee's 
not going to go up." They did begin to charge for some over-the-counter meds, but, as 
Debbie explains, "I don't want to do that. I really don't, cause it's like you pay for so 
many things I hate to charge for everything in the world. One night before I left I filled 
one of the big containers. I left an hour before the student closed the office, and when 
I came back the next morning it was empty. That was $35 worth of meds in one day. I 
used to joke and say people were selling them at the swapmeet. We did quit charging 
for Cepacol again. I just didn't like doing that. If you've got a sore throat you've got a 
sore throat, and you need something for it so we hand them out now." 

As far as the big plans for next year go, they've established a new insurance plan 
which will offer more educational programs as well. The budget has also been ar- 
ranged to extend the doctor's hours from 10 per week to 16, and since the resignation 
of Joyce Snyder from the counseling services, they are once again looking to 
Children's Hospital to hire a psychologist. 

"hor me, at least, I thought it was going to be really boring, and it's not," says Dr. 
Hacker. When asked how they like working together, Debbie quickly responds, "We 
can't stand it." They both look at each other and laugh. "I told her I'd quit if she 
didn't work here," says Dr. Hacker. "That was the deal for next year." Says Debbie, 
"The big discussion was, 'Are you going to be here next year?' T don't know are 
you?" Fortunately for the Mount they will both be back. 

Mount Students learn about government in D.C. 

By Nerina Tribble 

Think of all the things that have been 
heard about Capitol Hill on television, 
radio, and newspaper. Lately it has 
been on political scandals. What we 
know through the media underestimates 
what really goes on day by day in 
Washington D.C. The media do not 
take note of public policy continuously 
affecting society. Public policy is pre- 
valent in business, health education, 
trade, commerce, etc. Knowing what's 
going on behing the scenes is hard. This 
is true for women who, historically, 
have had less exposure to the political 
process of the United States and of the 

The Public Leadership Education 
Network (PLEN) was formed in the 
mid-1970s with the purpose of edu- 
cating women on public policy. The 
yearly Washington D.C. seminars strive 
to give the participants the best possible 
view of the policy-making process. 
January of 1987 was the first year that 
Mt. St. Mary's College attended. As the 
first college on the West Coast to send 
its students, tnts year's representatives 
were Mary Arenzana, Susan Escoto, 
and myself. With our nursing and 
biology majors, we brought to the 
seminar a fresh perspective that the 

others appreciated. We, in turn, learned 
valuable things from them. 

More importantly. Dr. Cheryl Mabey 
says that PLEN is important in that it 
broadens one's perspective because it 
focuses on public leadership and helps 
one expand her contacts to the East 
Coast. First, it does so by combining 
classroom theory with the practical ex- 
perience of women in policy-making 
positions. Among others, speakers in- 
cluded in the seminar were U.S. 
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day 
O'Conner, Federal Trade Commis- 
sioner Patricia Bailey, National 
Women's Political Caucus Former 
Director Monica McFadden, Dr. Ber- 
nice R. Sandler, Director, Project on 
the Status and Education of Women, 
American Association of Colleges, and 
Ranny Cooper, Deputy Chief of Staff, 
Senator Ted Kennedy's office. Second- 
ly, there are opportunities to interact 
with both young and older women in- 
tellectually and socially. 

Please take advantage of the January 
1988 PLEN seminar. Credit for the 
seminar can be arranged. Mentorships 
and internships are available after the 
two week seminar. 

This is for all majors. Majors such as 
political science, government. American 

Studies, and Social Studies are more 
common on the East Coast than on the 
West Coast. As past and future 
representatives of Mt. St. Mary's Col- 
lege majoring in other areas, we bring a 
new perspective to the seminar. 

Information on the seminar can be 
obtained at the Leadership Center. 

LA Philharmonic needs 

Angeles Philharmonic is seeking 
students who are interested in becoming 
volunteer representatives during the up- 
coming Hollywood Bowl summer 
season (July 7-September 15). As a 
representative, you will receive two 
complimentary tickets to the concert(s) 
of your choice in exchange for handing 
out Philharmonic materials one hour 
before that evening's concert. It's a 
great chance to experience the 
Hollywood Bowl while promoting the 
world of music. 

For more information please call 
Janine at (213) 850-2078. Deadline is 
June 15. 

Ford Credit College 
Graduate Co-op 

If you have graduated, or will 
graduate with at least a bachelor degree, 
from an accredited four-year college or 
university, between October 1, 1986, 
and September 30, 1987, or are a 
graduate student . . . you may qualify 
for the Ford/Mercury College 
Graduate Purchase Program. This is a 
limited lime offer which began on April 
I, 1987, and expires on August 31. 
1987. The program consists of two 
separate offers: 

1 . A $400 rebate toward the purchase 
or lease of selected new 1987 model 
Ford or Mercury cars or Ford light 
trucks. You may apply this $400 
rebate toward your down payment, 
or receive reimbursement directly 
from Ford Motor Company after 
the purchase or lease, and . . . 

2. A special finance plan through Ford 
Motor Credit Company featuring 
the availability of pre-appro\ed 
credit levels on eligible vehicles and 
your choice of vehicle financing 
under the College Graduate Finance 


Tennis team wraps up 
successful season at Districts 

By Tina Lomondo 
With a League record of 5-2 and an overall record of 7-7, the MSMC Tennis 
Team is wrapping up the season. The team has had a very successful season Coach 
Rebecca Schu tz says, "We've had a banner year, the team can only be proud of 
how they ye played." At press time, the final match score against CaJ Lutheran was 
not available. 

To close the season, the team went to the District tournament May 5-10 The 
tournament was held in San Francisco. Only the top six players were able to go 

Next year may seem far away, but Coach Schultz is already planning for an ex- 
cellent season. She says "I'm optimistic and excited about next year's team Several 
of this year s players should be returning and there are 3 new freshmen recruits 
coming m. In addition, I look forward to having Lisa Liddicoat become an eligible 
player Lisa transferred to MSMC from San Jose State and will definitely be a plea- 
sant addition to our team." ' f 

Senior Classifieds 

Coordinated by MARINA SMITH 

Sharks live — Jets have crashed and 
'r' smoking. 

Hey D'arcy — no making out in the 

and no sleeping in your car overnight. 
We know you do it all the time. 

Cavalier. Because you're going 
places. Some dream, some drive — 
Emotions in motion. 

Dr. Leese — The meaning of life: A 
Red wheelbarrow. Don't forget that. 

Dr. Brueck — When are we having a 
Jacuzzi party with screw-top cham- 

Al — How are Aunt Rose and Uncle 
Herb? Did you know Anheuser Busch 
owns Eagle Snacks? Did you know 
Ralston Purina owns Jack in the Box? 
That's why they call it People Chow. 

Margaret, Susan, Christy, D'arcy — 
Don't mind telling you — the circle is 
not a racetrack. Sgt. Gilbert. 

Tamara — We hear there are open- 
ings for painters for the summer. 

White paint will be provided. And it 
pays well. 

Claire — Don't we have a virtual 
cornucopia of fine friends? 

Susan — Requiem Mass for your pee 
-yellow Toyota with smashed windows 
will be held immediately following 
graduation. Then we'll drive it till it 
runs out of gas, then jump on the hood. 

Dr. Deese — William Shakespeare is 
the greatest poet of all times — past, 
present and future. Too bad he had a 
tragic flaw (heh, heh). 

Susie — Where are you going? 
Nowhere!! Can you believe we're miss- 
ing Sailors? No swinging monkeys and 
quarters in Room 7A. 

Hey Sheryl — Have some matching 
earrings, shadow, foundation and out- 
fits for you . . . heh, heh, heh. 

Dr. Brueck — Does Simone Weil 
have a tragic flaw? 

Seniors — Aren't you glad we'll 
never have to have cheese enchiladas. 
Shepherd's pie and fruit fresh ever 

CSU Dominquez Hills 
Announces Availability 
of Summer Schedule 

The California State University, 
Dominquez Hills 1987 Summer Sessions 
Bulletin is now available and advance 
registrations are being accepted, accord- 
ing io Joseph W. Braun, dean of the 
Division of Extended Education at the 

"This summer, we're offering hun- 
dreds of courses in business, computer 
science, education and many other dis- 
ciplines," Dr. Braun explained. The 
summer courses are open to anyone, 
not just CSUDH sludents, according io 
the dean. "We have a special program 
to enable high school students to lake 
courses with us this summer to begin 
earning university credit," he said. 
"And all of the classes offer university- 
revel, degree-applicable semester units," 
he added. 

The universiiy will offer two six-week 
sessions this summer — June 3 through 

July 14 and June 22 through July 31. 
The tuition for most classes is $82 per 
semester unit and most classes are three 

Free Summer Sessions Bulletins can 
be obtained from the Summer Sessions 
Office which is located in the Educa- 
tional Resources Center, room C508, at 
CSU Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria 
Street, Carson. The phone number is 

William Hall Chorale 
To Perform Britten's 
War Requiem" 




The View Staff 

Volleyball, X -country 
looking forward to fall season 

by Marina Smith 

Though they are plagued by minor 
setbacks such as lack of coaches and 
graduating team members, next year's 
cross-country and volleyball teams are 
thinking positively about the fall 

Mari Wadsworth, acting athletic 
director who assumed leadership when 
Doris Gatfield went on maternity leave 
says the coach selection is "in the deci- 
sion making phase." 

Wadsworth was the assistant volley- 
ball coach for this season and most pro- 
bably will be the head coach for next 
year. Wadsworth has previously coach- 
ed volleyball at Virginia Common- 
wealth University and taught at the ad- 
vanced level at Ohio State University. If 
Wadsworth takes on the position of 
head coach then there will still be a posi- 
tion open for assistant coach. 

The volleyball team will suffer the 
loss of two seniors who are graduating, 
but says Wadsworth, "We have two or 
three recruits from incoming freshmen 
and two key players with Michelle 
Jackson (middle hitter) and Diana 
Gleason who is an outstanding setter." 

The volleyball team will beein fall 

jail team will hegi 


The internationally-renowned 
William Hall Chorale will perform Ben- 
jamin Britten's "War Requiem" on 
Sundav, Mas 24ih. at 3:00 p.m. in 
UCLA's Royce Hall. 

The 110-voicc William Hall Chorale, 
under the direction of Dr. William Hall 

and accompanied by the William Hall 
Orchestra, has delighted Southern 
California theatre-goers for over three 

decades. Their recent performance of 
Handel's "Messiah," complete with 
Baroque ornamentation, was critically 
acclaimed by many southland 

The "War Requiem" is not new to 
the William Hall Chorale. In 1974, a 
highly successful performance of the 
work at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 
brought exceptional reviews. In addi- 
tion, the chorale recorded the work in 
1976. Of the recording, the LOS 
ANGELES TIMES said. "Hall con- 
ducts a unified, convincing and often 
profoundly moving performance . . . 
Hall's Chorale is versatile and in good 
voice, and the orchestra plays with ac- 
curacy and often brilliance." 

Britten's "War Requiem" was pre- 
miered in 1962 at the consecration of 
the rebuilt St. Michael's Cathedral in 
Coventry. Sections of the "Latin Mass 

practice for its second full season a 
week before students return in the fall. 
They will play 13 matches and 3 tour- 
naments. Home games are held at 
Brentwood High School. 

The cross-country team is in the pro- 
cess of seeking out a coach for its third 

Robin Pinkerton, cross-country's 
assistant coach, and person responsible 
for generating much enthusiasm for the 
team this spring is probable as next 
year's assistant coach. 

The cross-country team will suffer a 
definite loss this May when Michelle 
Ferro graduates. Ferro qualified for the 
nationals this year. 

Despite the momentary setbacks, 
both the volleyball and cross-country 
teams are gearing up for another 
season. Wadsworth predicts, 
"Although direct leadership for both 
volleyball and cross-country seems 
unsettled at this time, there is no doubt 
that these teams will have a complete 
season with the enthusiasm of the ath- 
letes and the supportive administration." 

Students interested in participating in 
the upcoming season are encouraged to 
contact Mari Wadsworth. 

For The Dead" alternate with poems by 
British World War I poet Wilfred 
Owen. "Peace on Earth" is the message 
portrayed throughout this exciting 

Dr. Hall has long been considered 
one of the most charismatic conductors 
on the international concert circuit. He 
has guest conducted in Vienna, Salz- 
burg, Rome and Prague, and his 
chorale has performed all over the 
world. This summer, the chorale will 
travel to Australia and New Zealand for 
a grand 26-day concert tour. Dr. Hall's 
smaller group of 26 voices has recently 
concluded a most successful 10-week 
tour of the United States under the con- 
tract management of Columbia Artists. 

The soloists for the "War Requiem' 
will include soprano Delcina Stevenson, 
tenor Jonathan Mack and baritone 
Rodney Gilfry. For information and 
tickets, please call the UCLA Box Of- 
fice ai (213) 825-9261. Royce Hall is 
located at 405 Hilgard. Los Angeles.