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THE VIEW 



12/87 



DECEMBEK 11,87| 



FIRST I3J0E OF THE "REAPPEAitANCS" OF THE VIEW 



MEET THE NEW DEAN 



Bv: Laurel Metzner 



COMMITTEE CREATED FOR UNDERSTANDING 

by: Nerina Tribble 



Well, well, well. Another school year 
is on the way and though we are 
groaning because of our class load 
and our term papers, we must keep 
in mind that we have a lot to look 
forward to. There are many new 
facets at the Mount ant that rnenas 
new friendships, some different 
goals, and creative ideas. Perhaps you 
haven't met all of the new faces. 
Maybe you are tired of seeing new 
laces, or you don'l have the time, eh? 
Well, one woman you should lake 
time to meet is Mount St. Mary's 
new Dean lor Student Development, 
Kathv Allen. 

Luckily, it is almost impossible not 
to meet Allen because of her involve- 
ment with Mount students is so 
great. Her responsibilities include 
supervision of Health Services, 
A.S.B., Residence Housing, Athletics, 
The View, Career Development, 
Campus Ministry, Student Orienta- 
tion; am 1 running out of space? 
Granted, that is a pretty long list of 
responsibilities, but Allen is so com- 
mitted to Mount St. Mary's that after 
only two months she is able to per- 
form with efficiency and dedication. 
When asked whv she is so devoted to 
the college, she replied"Mount St. 
Mary's is small enough so that one 
person can make a difference. There 
are a lot of outstanding people at the 
Mount with a commitment to ex- 
cellence." 

Allen has a Masters of Education in 
' ounseling and Personnel Services 
from the University ol New Hamp- 
sire and a Doctorate in Educational 
adership from the University ol 
San Diego. She heard ol Ms M< 
through an advertisement and when 
she was interviewed and she receiv- 
ed the job she relocated from San 
Pi ego. 

Allen's goals for the college are 
somewhat idealistic but not entirelv 
unachievable. She says, "I want to 
make development of the students a 
conscious process, so they can 
graduate with a stronger sense of self- 
confidence. They will have the abili- 
iv to get along with people and live 
a balanced and healthy lifestyle along 
with a developed set of values" 

Allen would like to develop the stu- 
dent as a whole individual b\ em- 



phasizing decision-making and con- 
centrating on more than just the 
academic aspect of college. When 
asked how she was to go about at- 
taining these goals she replied, "By 
focusing on expectations. If the ad- 
ministration makes all of the deci- 
sions lor the students then we take 
away from the students' right to 
make a decision. I try to be a role- 
model for students hv working on my 
own self-confidence to increase stu- 
dent self-confidence, by taking risks, 
and by developing positive expecta- 
tions." Allen plans to get a lot o\' stu- 
dent feedback in order for her to con- 
tinue her personal objective of active 
learning. She says that if she had one 
wish for herself, she would never stop 
learning, and that active learning is 
an intricate part of a full college ex- 
perience. Allen maintains that, "If 
a student violates a policy, he or she 
should experience what that ex- 
perience means in order to obtain 
positive and negative feedback." 
Playing such a prominent role at an 
all-woman's college is something new 
for Allen. She has been a part of four 
or five different colleges but claims 
that the people at those colleges 
aren't as committed as those people 
at Mount St. Mary's. She says that, 
"women have a different leadership 
style than men. It's more col- 
laborative and flexable. Women will 
enter the business world and be more 
fluid rather than trying to control it." 
v\ hen Allen isn't focusing primarily 
on her career, she enjoys biking, sail- 
ing, visiting with friends, needle- 
point, and writing. She has had much 
of her work published, including a 
book that came out in February of 
1987 called Future Perfect. The book 
focuses on how to hecome a model 
for professional development and 
competence. 

Allen is definately a versatile and in- 
teresting person with a lot to offer to 
the Mount community. Her ideas are 
creative and intelligent and her con- 
fidence in achieving her goals is a 
sign of her dedication to Mount St. 
Mary's. She is a welcome addition to 
the administration and is another one 
of those darned "outstanding 
people with a commitment to 
excellence". 



The Food Sen ice Committee is one 
of Residence Hall Association's 
committees affecting students, facul- 
ty and staff. Chaired by Kristin 
Gooch, the committee was started as 
a project in her leadership class, 
Spring '86. Survevs were sent out 
and some of the results were carried 
through. One that did go through is 
having a salad bar area away from 
the regular iooi\ line. Gooch wanted 
to contihute where the project left 
off. She approached Ata Shafiyoon, 
Director of Food Service, Leslie Bar- 
tosch, Director ot Residence I ife 
and Dr. Cheryl Mabey, Directoi ol 
Leadership Center in starting up the 
committee again under the Residence 
Director's supervision. 

Now in effect, the Food Service 
Committee is a committee one can 
join anytime. Its goals arc: to foster 
better communication between the 
Mount community and Food Ser- 
vice; to be educated on the needs of 
both sides; and to understand the 
goals and limits of Food Service. 

Like other organizations. Food 
Service is on a budget. Their first 
concern is that they have to spend a 
great deal of money on replacing 
china, silverware and glassware that 
are taken out of the cafeteria and not 
returned. This problem involves 



everyone. Secondly, there is a pro- 
blem of wasted food. These things 
can make tuition go up. 

At the same time, the Food Ser- 
vice is very helpful and willing to 
woik with the committee. Says 
Gooch, "Food Service is verj 
understanding and reallj wants to 
work with us. rhey're not here to 
take advantage of our money." She 
also mentions that I o>.x\ Service does 
its \ ci > best in buying y.^^\ quality 
food in produce, staples and in 
brands dike Kraft oi Mia Dena), 

In its first meeting with food Set 
vice, the commit lee discussed issues 
like the length ol lines, sack lunches, 
variety of \oo<.\ made in the kitchen 
and in the salad bar, concerns ol 
health -conscious people, having a 
labeled salad bar and not having two 
red meat entrees at a given meal. 

Input is important. Without it, 
how can Food Service know how 
they are doing? Let the Food Service 
Committee know. There is a sugges- 
tion box in the cafeteria. Both Food 
Service and the committee would like 
to hear positive comments as well. 
It is worth knowing that communica- 
tion is taking place between Food 
Service, the committee and ultimate- 
ly the students, faculty and staff. 



CAMPUS BEAT 

Campus Beat randomly selects 
students and others for personal 
v lews on pertinent topics. 



Do you feel that a candidate's past 
indiscretions (i.e., pot smoking, in- 
fidelity), should prevent him or her 
from holding positions of 
leadership? 




■■■■■■Pv^BHi _ 

' 7 think they should go for it. It 's 
their personal life. We've all done 
things that were not the best. We 
learn from this. If someone had an 
alcoholic problem in the past, are 
you going to prevent him from run- 
ning?' — Anne Mac Arthur 



• 'He would have to be pretty strong 
to survive " — Caroline A. Felix 

"You can 'l put people on a pedastal 
that's too high. Politicians aren't 
gods. I guess it depends on what 
situation a politiaun finds himself 
m, " — Lorinda Guzman 









Student Opinion 



D e„, S e S cI^ ENT URGES UNITY AND ACTI0N WE DON'T CARE ENOUGH 



She's concerned about what hap- 
pens at this school. She cares. She's 
the hardest working person I know. 
She's served in every organization, 
every committee, served this school 
far beyond what a normal human 
being would even think of doing. 
And she's always gotten the job 
done. But she's been rejected too. 
People don't appreciate her — 
cherish her for the truly special 
woman that she is. Oh, they love it 
when she does the work, when she 
takes on the impossible — and suc- 
ceeds. But let her become involved 
in something that truly has meaning 
for her, some position or office, and 
people cry foul. I don't know why. 
Maybe it's jealousy — that uncon- 
trollable urge to see people fall. See 
them hurt. Maybe it's selfishness — 
that (same) uncontrollable urge to 
see others fail because you've done 
it so many time yourself. Maybe... 
I don't know. Maybe they do it for 
the hell of it. How sad. 

There's another woman at this 
school. She cares. She's not as visi- 
ble as her counterpart — not as ac- 
tive in school politics or committee 
work — but she wants to be. She 
wants to be involved. She wants to 
work with others, help them, share 
with them — make things happen. 
But she's alone. No one sees her — 
sees her. Oh, they see her body. They 
know that she's in one of their 
classes or perhaps she lives on their 
floor. But she might as well be in- 
visible. She's forgotten. Ignored. 
She's not part of the "in" crowd, 
not a member of any cliques, so 

Holiday Greeting 



everyone just assumes she's got 
nothing worthwhile to say. If they 
only knew... 

That new teacher is terrible. She 
doesn't care. To her, a teacher is not 
someone who should be there for 
students. She shouldn't encourage 
them, guide them. She's a dictator 
— capable of only giving orders, 
dominating, and lording her position 
as a teacher. Everyone in class knows 
how destructive she is. They know 
that they learn nothing from her. 
Her class is humiliating for- them. 
The class is useless. Yet, they sit by 
and do nothing. Absolutely nothing. 
Oh, they may bitch among 
themselves. They'll talk big. But they 
won't go for help. In the end, they 
will do nothing. Instead, they'll suf- 
fer — and the students who come 
after them will suffer. If only they 
took a stand... 

We don't care enough at this 
school, we really don't. We don't 
take the time to find out what hap- 
pens around us; how others feel and 
how we feel about ourselves. 
Students get so wound up in 
themselves; in the gossip, and in their 
academics, that they don't appeciate 
good nor do they shun the bad. You 
can't change what you don't see. 
You can't follow the rules or judge 
those rules if you don't have a clue 
as to what they are. Hearsay doesn't 
work in the real world. You may say 
that so-and-so is a lousy teacher 
but when was the last time you were 
able to tell the difference? When was 
the last time you noticed how 
dynamic, knowledgable, or caring a 



POSTCARD GREETING KINDLES X-MAS SPIRIT 



'Tis the season to be jolly! Yes, 
you guessed right. Christmas, a most 
festive day, is rapidly approaching. 
The ideal Christmas scene is within 
a city covered with snow or frost. In- 
side the house, people are seen cuddl- 
ed and cozy in their warm blankets 
and mittens. They roast chestnuts or 
marshmellows in the open Tire. 
Maybe the television is turned on to 
a Charles Dickens classis, A 
Christmas Carol, or they enjoy sing- 
ing along with the Christmas 
carolers. 

Outside, dazzling tiny colored 
lights and snowflakes fill the city 
with holiday spirit. The stores inside 
become mad houses as people hus- 
tle and bustle and stuggle to get a 
place in line. If they're lucky, they 
might get out by midnight alive, but 
not without fatigue. Streets may be 
lined with people curious to see the 
< hristmas parade, especially the 
children who wait to sec their 
favorite hero. Santa Claus. 



by: Jackie Velis 

After all the shopping and parade 
watching, people head for home. 
Kids rush to find the goodies stuff- 
ed in their stockings. Adults toast to 
good health and happiness, and the 
exchange of gifts draws family and 
friends close together. Everyone 
shares and spreads the love and joy 
of Christmas. 



EDITORS' NOTE: 

The purpose of this newspaper is 
to provide a forum for student 
opinion; to provide an opportuni- 
ty for students to learn and refine 
writing, organization, and group 
skills; to build a sense of com- 
munity among students and 
faculty; to provide information of 
interest to the Mount communi- 
tj . and to stimulate new ideas and 
generate dialogue on pertinent 
topics. 



teacher was and praised them for it. 
Yeah, they need it too. I'll bet money 
that some students don't even know 
their teacher's names. And we 
wonder why faculty and administra- 
tion don't always listen to us. Com- 
munication is a two-way street. 

We're harming ourselves. We real- 
ly are. We are alienating ourselves 
from the people — faculty and ad- 
ministration — that influence our 
lives greatly. They are our role 
models. They teach us about the 
world beyond this college — a world 
that we will either succeed or fail in 
someday. These people make and 
shape the policies that govern us, 
direct us, and develop our sense of 
community. Can we have this com- 
munity if we fail to listen and under- 
stand them? No, no we can't. I'm 
not advocating that we let ad- 
ministration dictate every aspect of 
our lives. No way — we are an in- 
stitution of adults. We must live our 
own lives. But if we don't take ad- 
vantage of the experience and 
wisdom of faculty and administra- 
tion, then we have ourselves to blame 
for our ignorance. We miss out. We 
lack information that is important to 
us. We turn inward — and become 
deeply buried within our academic 
life. Even worse than the alienation 
that we build between ourselves and 
authorities is the alienation that we 
build between ourselves — our peers. 
Is it any wonder that we turn on peo- 
ple? Is it any wonder that we hurt 
others without cause? And is it any 
wonder that we don't have the con- 
viction and moral character to stand 



up to our beliefs? We'd better stop 
and think. 

Change starts from within. We've 
got to restrain ourselves. We've got 
to stop ourselves from being 
judgemental with others, and learn 
tolerance and acceptance. I've met 
some wonderful students on this 
campus, but I haven't met anyone 
yet who was infallible — including 
yours truly. It won't kill you to say 
hi to someone. You'd be surprised 
at how good you feel after a smile. 
Offer to study with people you don't 
know, help someone with a project, 
or tell a teacher that she/he did a 
great job. We can only grow — we 
can only become more human — if 
we reach out. If we see and listen to 
others. 

Find out what's happening on this 
campus. Discover people who know 
what meetings are taking place — 
what decisions are being made. Read 
the newspaper. What takes place at 
Mount St. Mary's College directly 
affects you — one way or the other. 
Knowledge is precious. But only if 
we use it. Find out what you can do. 
Run for office. Let people know that 
you are interested in joining a com- 
mitee. Help a teacher with research. 
Voting, filling out questionaires, or 
being there for others will go a long 
way towards bringing us all closer 
together. Everyone can do 
something. Mount St. Mary's will 
never be perfect, but if we start liv- 
ing the ideal — if we start living as 
caring human beings — then maybe 
we can come a little closer to the 
united, spirited school that we want 
so much. It's something to shoot for. 
Let's start now... 



The View Staff 

87-88 



Denise Goosby 

Marina Smith 
Rosa Trujillo 

Jessie Chu 

De Ann Griego 
Susan Robertson 

Amy Kuhnert 
Jeanette Lunasin 

Ann Marano 

Laura Acosta 
Kathy Allen 

The view is published by students 

of Mount St. Mary's College, Los 

Angeles, CA 90049. 

The View is printed by the Palisa- 

dian Post. 

Questions or comments may be 

directed to The View Editois. 

Mount St. Mary's College. 

The View welcomes viewpoints 



Managing Editor 
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Graphics Editor 
Business Managers 

Lay - Out Editors 

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on school related or published 
material. Readers may express 
their opinions through personal- 
ly signed letters. Signed letters 
and editorials present personal 
opinions and do not necessarilj 
represent the views of the staff. 
i nsigned editorials express the 
opinions of the Editorial Board 



DISCOVER YOURSELF THROUGH CULTURE SUMMER REMEMBERED 



The first thing thai freshman want 
to do when they get to college is par- 
ty. Come on, lei's be truthful. 
Besides, it's okay. College is a place 
to explore who you are — your 
values, beliefs and traditions. It is 
often the first time thai a young per- 
son gets even a taste of what in- 
dependence is like. It's refreshing to 
meet people and enjoy yourself — 
after you've finished studying that is. 
You need this experience to grow. 

But if you think that you're going 
(o learn everything about the world 
within two hours at a dance or rock 
concert, then you're mistaken. You 
need inspiration — the inspiration 
that you get only through the arts. 
Culture brings you out of your mun- 
dane existence. Your view of the 
world broadens. In jpany ways, you 
change. One of the best things that 
has happened to me in my nearly 
three and a half years at the Mount 
was my exposure to plays, poetry 
and classical music. Where I come 
from, culture is not something that 
is a part of everyday life. I didn't 
know the beauty of Monet, the com- 
plexity of Dostoevesky, or the genius 
of Gershwin. I didn't know the thrill 



of experiencing a play that has truly 
touched you. My world view was 
narrow... 

Looking back to my pre - 
collegiate period, I realize how much 
I would missed if I had not en- 
countered these greats — and many 
others. I've learned so much about 
history — about how people lived 
and the lifestyles they led. There is 
so much about human behavior and 
why people do the things they do — 
perspectives that I never would have 
experienced if not for literature and 
art. It's something that you just can't 
get in a pop record. 

I don't claim to be an expert. I'm 
not what you'd consider a cultured 
woman. But I'm getting there. The 
process has begun and will continue 
the rest of my life. The arts have 
given me hours of enjoyment — and 
precious amounts of enrichment. I 
wish everyone had the opportunity 
to experience the arts. No matter 
whether they are a freshman or a 
senior, they'll get something out of 
it. You may not like it the first time, 
but, gradually, those good feelings 
seep in. Believe me, the discoveries 
you make are worth it. 




By: Marina Smith 
Jet-setters, I know what you're 
thinking. "Summer in L.A.? How 
droll. Don't you know it's not 
fashionable to stay in town?" Ah, 
but dearies, that is precisely the idea 
I must poo-poo. One needn't leave 
town to experience fun, excitement 
and glamour. This last summer was 
particularly fabulous. You 
remember last summer, don't you? 
It wasn't that long ago. Come 
dahlinks, I will tell you why it was 
so excellent. 

You spent your Fourth of July on a 
yacht in New York with Lee lacoc- 
ca. You wore diamonds. You ate 
divine caviar and sipped sinful cham- 
pagne. Not bad. But I was on the 
Santa Monica Pier at 5:00 in the 
morning. I wore my parka. I ate 
divine Ritz crackers delicately gar- 
nished with pate of Cheeze Wiz and 
sipped sinful 7-11 coffee. Jumbo 
size, of course. Sorry dahlinks. 
While you were lookin for petty 
bargains in the "mercados" in 
Spain, I got the deal of the century 
at Venice Beach: three pairs of socks 
for ten dollars, PLUS I got a higher 
consciousness cookbook AB- 
SOLUTELY FREE from a generous 
Hari Krishna. You can't beat that 
with a jewel encrusted stick. 
While you were foolishly foolisly get- 
ting fit and trim and showing off that 
new bikini on the beaches of Rio, I 
was stuffing my face at the "Taste 
of L.A." and I wisely traded in that 
ridiculously tiny bikini for a pair of 
sweats. 

While you were trying to figure out 
how you were going to transport that 
whole new wardrobe that you 
bought in Hong Kong for under a 
hundred dollars, I simply tied that 
smart scarf around my neck, (the 
one I bought for eighty dollars in 



Summer is Tres Chic In L.A. 



Beverly Hills, on sale), and therefore 
had my hands free to flag down the 
tow truck. (I had parked in the red 
because I didn't want to pay S6.50 
for parking.) 

While you were merely spectating at 
the Grand Prix in Monaco, dahlinks, 
I was personally dodging freeway 
snipers on the 405. 
While you were on safari in Africa 
in your little tent, with nothing to 
worry about except an occasional 
lion or tiger, I was fending off pit- 
bulls from my lounge chair at Stoner 
Park. 

As you tiptoed through oceans of 
tulips in Holland, I was having my 
soaps pre-empted by the Iran-Contra 
hearings. 

While you, oh globetrotter, were 
eating escargot in Paris, the snails in 
my fish tank were eating my guppies. 

While you were being charmed by 
the Glokenspeil, my Timex kept on 
ticking. 

As you gazed in wonder upon the 
glory and grandeur that once was 
Rome, I gagged in agony upon the 
ruins of what once was my checking 
account. 

While you counted the pigeons in 
Trafalgar Square, I counted how 
many BMW.s passed Wilshire and 
Federal during rush hour. Top that 
one. Moneybags! 

And while you waited for two hours 
in line for customs to have your bag- 
gage checked for bombs and contra- 
band, I had my purse checked and 
was frisked for only two seconds, 
(for bombs and contraband), before 
entering the Whitney Houston con- 
cert at the Forum. 
You see, my pretties, life in La La 
Land is as glamourous and as ex- 
citing as anywhere else in the world. 
And you wonder why you ever left. 



MSMC CLASSIFIEDS 

Compiled by Marina Smith 

Debbie: Thanks for all your 
help, bud. Two months 'til the 
squids come home! Keep 
smiling. Jo 

Joanne S: Don't stress! You are 
gonna do great. Maybe even 
graduate! Just kidding, Jo 

Hey Nancy! You're doing a 
great job with RHA this year! 

Sharon: You make the day a lot 
brighter. Keep smiling. 

Mary P. Perry: Kidnaps dawgs 
for fun. Love ya pal, Jo 

Carole with an E: Marilyn 
Monroe says thanks for being 
her best friend in the whole 
world. 



Jerrygiraffe: You've been the 
best part of the year. 

Joe's girl: (MIA) Male visiting 
hours are over at 10:30PM. 

Leah: Floored. Stored. Oard. 
Horde. 

Donna: Where do you spend 
your Thursday and Sunday 
nights? 

Dr. Deese: It was fun wasn't it? 
But soft, what brain in yonder 
student snaps 7 Champagne 
and Sushi? You're paying? 
Warp Seven ahead. Number 
one 

Ann: How much would three 
cost without the "extras"? 



Tami M: Madonna says thanks 
for being her best friend in the 
whole world. By the way, we 
must go raging soon. 

B.K.: I'm sorry that I didn't find 
out what my friendship 
"meant" to you. 

Wende Go UCLA: Beat USC! 
See ya on the 21st, JO 

Baby X: Find a name why don't 
ya? Love, Shecky 

Leah Ann: Excuse me. Can you 
help may find the sword? The 
board? The Fjord 7 

All students: Don't forget to 
turn in your social ques- 
tionaires. Thanx, Jo 



Dr. Brueck and Dr. Deese: I owe 

10% of my future success to 
you. The rest is up to God. D. G. 
Vivian C: We need an 
emergency loan! 

To the World: Sometimes you 
get on my nerves. 

Cathy E. I'm looking forward to 
a ride in the "Cathy Van". Keep 
up the good work as prez. 
Guess who I am and win a 
Panda! 

To the Senior Class: Go for it 

Peggy the Pegster: You are in- 
credible. But, what I want to 
know is, why are you always 
smiling? What are you up to 7 

Classifieds are $.25 and can be 
ordered in the View office, 
across from the Cafeteria 






VOLLEY BALL WRAPS UP SECOND SEASON 




by: Susan Robertson 



Do we even have a volleyball 
team? Of course we do! This is the 
second year that Mount Saint Mary's 
College has sponsored a volleyball 
team. The volleyball season ended in 
early October and it was a busy one 
for the girls. They participated in 
three tournaments, in addition to 
their regularly scheduled games: one 
in Fresno, one in San Bernadino and 
one in Whittier. At the Whittier tour- 
nament, Caitlin Gaffarian received 
the All Tournament Player Award. 
This is the second year in a row that 
a student from MSMC has received 
this award. Gaffarian, who played 
last year for the Mount, states, "It 



foundation for next year with most 
of the team members returning. 

The team had a new coach this 
year, Mari Wadsworth. Wadsworth 
enjoyed working with the girls and 
was a great asset to the team. She 
worked them hard, but gave them 
motivation and support. Let's hear 
it for the MSMC volleyball team! 
Thank you, team members, for your 
time and effort! 



ARTS CONSORTIUM CALENDAR OF EVENTS 



The Arts Consortium, Emerging 
Institutions of Cultural Diversity, has 
compiled the fourth of a series of 
monthly listings of cultural and 
ethnic arts events taking place in Los 
Angeles. The purpose of the calen- 
dar is twofold: to provide members 
of the media with a single source for 
these events, and to call attention to 



many of the smaller and lesser - 
known Los Angeles - based organiza- 
tions by collectively announcing their 
events. 

The Arts Consortium, composed 
of the California Afro - American 
Museum, the Craft and Folk Art 
Museum, the Japanese American 
Cultural and Community Center, 



and Plaza de la Raza, was formed to 
introduce ethnic arts to broader Los 
Angeles - area audiences and to pro- 
vide cost - effective programs through 
joint marketing, membership ac- 
quisitions and services, and fund - 
raising efforts. 

For more information about the Arts 
Consortium, call (818) 783-6777. 



Through December 13: "Patrick Nagatani/Andree Tracey Photgraphs" is presented in the UCLA Grunwald 
Gallery. This exhibition presents a series of large-scale color Polaroid prints by photographer Patrick 
Nagatani in collaboration with painter Andree Tracey. Painted backdrops and environments, combined 
with live models, are photographed to produce tableaux which take a sometimes ironic look at life in 
the nuclear age. Gallery hours: Tuesday — 11 a.m. -8 p.m.; Wednesday- Friday — 11 a.m. -5 p.m.; Satu- 
day, Sunday — 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Admission: free. For information, call Karen Mack (213) 206-0690. 

Through December 27: The Museum of African American Art presents "Los Angeles Collect", works by more 
than 30 African and African - American artists held privately by 15 local residents. This far -ranging 
exhibition will feature seldom seen paintings, prints, sculptures and artifacts by well - known artists. A 
seminar on collecting is offered on Nov. 15. The Museum of African American Art, 4005 Crenshaw 
Boulevard, May Company, Third Floor, Los Angeles. For information call (213) 294-7071. Museum 
hours: Friday, Saturday — 11 a.m. -6 p.m.; Sunday — noon to 5 p.m. 

Through December 31: "The Arts of Hawaii" will be presented by the Bowers Museum. Historical ceremonial, 
musical, art and household items will depict this Pacific Island culture. The Bowers Museum is open 
from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Ex- 
hibit and tour information can be obtained by calling (714) 972-1900. 

Through December 31: Rare Chinese Jewish artifacts and the innovative ceramics of Los Angeles artist Otto 
Natzler are featured in free exhibits through Dec. 31 at the Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum, 
at 32nd and Hoover Streets. The exhibits are "The Jews of Kaifeng: Chinese Jews on the Banks of the 
Yellow River", "Earth and Spirit: Otto Natzler at 80". Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. -4 
p.m., Sunday — 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Closed Saturday, Monday and holidays. Parking and admission to all 
exhibits are free. Group tours may be arranged, without charge, by calling (213) 749-3424, ext. 238. 

Through January 5, 1988: The Southwest Museum Temporary Gallery presents "Eight Artists II", a sales ex- 
hibition of contemporary paintings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media works by some of the coun- 
try's leading Native American artists. The exhibit represents Native American artists from the United 
States and Canada whose distinctive styles are inspired by a variety of cultural backgrounds. Artists 
represented in the exhibition are: Clifford Beck (Navajo); Jody Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo); Richard 
Glazer- Danay (Mohawk); Bob Haozous (Chiricahua Apache); Robert Houle (Ojibwa-Saulteaux); Edna 
Jackson (Tlingit); Felice Lucero - Giaccardo (San Felipe- Pueblo); and Jacquie Stevens (Winnebago). For 
information call (213) 221 -2164. 

I hrough January 5, 1988: "The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folk Art" is an exhibition from 
San Francisco's Mexican Museum of over 100 folk art objects collected by Nelson A Rockefeller bet- 
ween 1933 and 1978. Exhibited at the Southwest Museum Auditorium, objects include clay sculpture 
and ceramic ware, masks, toys, lacquerware, glassware and textiles. The exhibition is sponsored by the 
El Paso Natural Gas Company through a grant from the Burlington Northern Foundation. For infor- 
mation call (213) 221 -2164. 

Through January 5, 1988: "The Federico and Ellen Jimenez Collection of Mexican Jewlery" is exhibited at 
the Southwest Museum Auditorium. Pre-Columbian, Colonial and contemporary pieces comprise this 
outstanding collection of Mexican silver and gold. The exhibition includes a Pre-Columbian pectoral 
of shell, turquoise and gold, 17th centurv relicarios and silverwork by William Spratling. For informa- 
tion call (213) 221 -2164. 



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Literally 

Marvel Comics, one of the nation's 
leading publishers of comic books, 
will add Detective Sledge Hammer to 
it's galaxy of legendary super heroes 
with the publication of the premier 
issue of the "Sledge Hammer!" 
Comic Book, inspired by the 
screwball comedy series starring 
David Rasche from New World 
Television, it was announced by Bob 
Rehme, Co-chairman of New World 
Entertainment and Ed Gradinger, 
President/CEO of New World 
Television Group. The collectors 
item, titled "Creephouse!," was 
made available nationwide on 
November 15. 

Written by Jim Salicrup, the four- 
color, 32-page Sledge Hammer com- 
ic book was penciled by Alex Saviuk 
and inked by Sam Delarosa. 
When a series of horrible movie 
murders are recreated and several of 
television's "Creephouse" hostesses 
turn up dead,. ...it's not Batman, 
Wonderwoman, or The Incredible 
Hulk who are summoned, but the 
gun-toting Detective Hammer. Will 
Hammer get clobbered? Are Dori 
Doreau's midnights numbered? In 
the immortal words of television's 
gun-loving detective, "Trust me...l 
know what 1 am doing," 
"Sledge Hammer!," created by Ex- 
ecutive Producer Alan Spencer, airs 
nationally on Thursdays at 8:00 PM 
(ET) on the ABC Television 
Network. 



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MARCH 1988 



UNCERTAIN FATE 
FOR A THLETIC PROGRAM 



BY: ANN MARANO 
The intercollegiate sports program at 
Mount St. Mary's College has recent- 
ly undergone intense examination for 
its viability and necessity at the Col- 
lege. The expanding Athletics pro- 
gram was the brainchild of one time 
Athletic Director, Doris Gatfield. 
Although never officially sanction- 
ed by the Board of Trustees, it was 
a plan designed to be flexible, im- 
plemented as support and participa- 
tion increased. 

The issues of support for the athletic 
teams and participation on these 
teams by Mount students are what 
motivated the Board of Trustees and 
Administration of the College to re- 
examine the place of the inter- 
collegiate program at the Mount. 
MSMC currently has three inter- 
collegiate sports teams; Cross Coun- 
try, Tennis and Volleyball. Citing a 
total of thirty-one athletes par- 
ticipating, the Board feels that the 
program is not beneficial to the 
greater Mount St. Mary's College 
community, and that the budget for 
the existing program could be ap- 
propriated in such a way as to benefit 
a greater number of students. 

After considering the discontinuation 
of the program, the Board consulted 
with Kathy Allen, Dean of Student 
Development, and Mari Wadsworth, 
Director of Athletics and Director of 
Residence Life. The two submitted a 
skeleton draft of the revamped 
Athletics program, outlining four 
major components to a group of 
concerned Mount students. Two 
general meetings were held in 
December to to gather student input. 
A group composed of the variant 
sectors of the College society were 
brought together. Athletes as well as 
non-athletes were represented and 
united together in support of the 
nuclear sports program. 

The four components of the new 
Athletics program were presented as 



physical education, recreation, inter- 
murals and a health and fitness pro- 
gram. Together these components 
would satisfy the goals to assist 
Mount students in developing and 
maintaining healthy lifestyles, as well 
as a closer knit community. Physical 
education classes would be offered 
for academic credit and would in- 
clude, among others; physical condi- 
tioning, lifesaving, aerobics and 
dance. The Recreation component 
would emphasize various day and 
weekend trips, as well as the develop- 
ment of recreational clubs. The 
former would consist* of hiking, bik- 
ing, skiing, sailing and camping trips, 
while the latter might include run- 
ning, skiing, tennis or other clubs. 

The Intermural component would 
organize competition in various ac- 
tivities, such as volleyball, table ten- 
nis, basketball, card games and the 
like, according to residence floors, 
particular on-campus groups, or by 
academic majors. The final compo- 
nent, the Health and Fitness compo- 
nent, would emphasize the develop- 
ment of personalized exercise and 
sound diet programs for not only 
Mount students, but also for staff, 
faculty and administrators. Activities 
in the exercise area would include, 
regular exercise opportunites, 
availability of the Weight Room, and 
health and fitness assessments. 

The Board of Trustees and the Ad- 
ministration of Mount St. Mary's 
College has decided to forego the 
suspension of the existing inter- 
collegiate athletics program and the 
subsequent implementation of its 
proposed four pronged program until 
at least after the completion of one 
more year of intercollegiate competi- 
tion. Should at that time the Board 
find no increase in either the support 
or participation factors that pro- 
mpted their investigation into the 
Athletic program at MSMC. they will 
again meet to decide the fate of 
Athletics at the College. 



KINGPINS TO BLACK HISTORY 

ROCK THE 
MOUNT 

BY MARINA SMITH 
The Associated Student Body's 
(A.S.B.) Social Committee is spon- 
soring Bay Area Rockers, The 
Kingpins, in what promises to be one 
of the hottest shows ever on campus. 



BY: BRENDA ZOZAYA 

In order to commemorate the obser- 
vance of Black History Month, I will 
explore a case of injustice in a peo- 
ple's fight for their human rights, 



The band, grand prize winners on 
television's "Star Search", are known 
for their outrageous acrobatic fifties 
style rock n' roll. They have opened 
for headliners such as Chuck Berry, 
Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Edmunds, Los 
Lobos, The Fabulous Thunderbirds 
and Lone Justice, among other 
major talents. 

The Kingpins were invited to "play 
the Mount" after Social Co-chair 
Joanne Bartolotti had seen them in 
the Bay Area. They were recom- 
mended by students who saw them 
on "Star Search" and A.S.B.'s Carol 
Nevarez, Leah Ann Caro, Laurel 
Metzner, Aurora Vargus and Tami 
Mulhall who saw them perform at 
the Western and National NACA 
(National Association for Campus 
Activities) Convention in November 
in Los Angeles. 

When asked about the projected 
success of the show, Social Co-chair 
Debbie Skeehan stated "I'm really 
excited about it because I've heard a 
lot of good things about them. As far 
as the show being a success, I'm a 
little worried about people not know- 
ing who they are, but since they were 
on "Star Search" and are in the 
process of making a record, people 
are becoming more aware of who 
they are. I'm really looking forward 
to it." 

Senior Simone Stakich saw the 
Kingpins during Christmas break 
and was amazed at the size of the 
crowd. "The place was packed," 
remarks Stakich. "I can't believe 
they're coming to the Mount! If you 
have the opportunity, go see them." 
The Kingpins will be appearing on 
March 29 in the Little Theatre. 



"The Negro", Gunnar Myrdal once 
said, "was brought to America for 
the sake of white man's profit." The 
role of the Black man has been 
overlooked or neglected since the 
beginning of American history. 
There have been Black soldiers, ex- 
plorers, writers, abolitionists and 
scientists who have made great in- 
dividual contributions that are 
overlooked. 

There was a man, however, that ques- 
tioned the injustice to Blacks in 
America. His name was Dred Scott, 
a slave who had lived in the North 
for four years. 

The Declaration of Independence 
states, "We hold these truths to be 
self-evident, that all men are created 
equal". This excluded and did not in- 
tend to include that Black American, 
who was only "three-fifths" of a per- 
son. The Constitution contains the 
phrase, "Citizens of a state are 
automatically citizens of the United 
States". This again did not include 
the Black man. The Dred Scott deci- 
sion of 1857 was the perfect exam- 
ple of one man's attempt to interpret 
these two documents. Scott stated 
that since he lived on free soil, he 
should be considered a free man. To 
sue for his freedom, Scott's first task 
was to prove he was a citizen. Chief 
Justice Taney of the United States, 
ruled in the Dred Scott case that 
Black Americans "were not includ- 
ed, and were not intended to be in- 
cluded, under the word 'citizens' in 
the Constitution". It took a Con- 
stitutional amendment and a civil 
war to reverse the Supreme Court's 
opinion in the Dred Scott case. 
Though the Dred Scott decision has 
long since been overruled, it serves 
to remind us of the injustices that 
have been dealt to Blacks in 
American history. 







GRAD BALL - SPRING GALA 1988 



SPRING SING 1988 



BY: ANN MARANO 

While most Mount students are 
agonizing over the newly begun 
Spring semester, the Coordinating 
Board of Spring Sing has already 
begun its enthusiastic preparations 
for a gala musical-variety show to 
chase away those inevitable mid- 
semester doldrums. With the theme 
of "Broadway", the show will be a 
combination of dance routines, 
musical performances, and dramatiz- 
ed scenes from some of Broadway's 
most loved and entertaining 
theatrical productions. As the only 
artistic production created, perform- 
ed, and produced entirely by Mount 
St. Mary's students, Spring Sing is 
the opportunity to showcase the 
wealth of talent that is ours. The 
coordinating Board hopes to have the 
show hosted by a professional com- 
medienne/mr. to expecially highlight 
student talent and performance. 

The Coordinating Board brings not 
only talent, but also experience in the 
performing arts to this year's produc- 



tion, creating a solid foundation 
upon which to build a hit! The Stu- 
dent Coordinators for Spring Sing 
1988 are: Student Director, Ann 
Marano; Budget Director, Joanne 
Bartolotti; Stage Manager, Jeanne 
Yugar; Music/Script Coordinator, 
Chris Kaighan; Costume and Set 
Coordinator, Jennifer Marano; and 
Publicity and Ticket Coordinators, 
Rachel Skinner and Patty Beal. All 
MSMC students are not only eligi- 
ble, but encouraged to participate; 
either by performing or by assisting 
as a part of the Production Crew. 
Those students interested in a par- 
ticular area of production are invited 
to speak with the Student Coor- 
dinator handling that area. 

General questions may be addressed 
to the Student Director c/o Chalon, 
Box 243. Further information may be 
obtained from Student Development 
and at the Residence Desk. Broad- 
way will be in Brentwood in 1988: 
reach for it and get involved! 



Dear Editor, 

A liberal arts college such as Mount St. Mary's should be able to develop 
the whole person. Our catalog states that every aspect of the Mount, not 
just the classroom and books, should be learning experiences. I feel the 
omission of a supported drama program at the Mount hinders the growth 
of some vital learning. 

In drama, actors/actresses experience other people's views by under- 
taking another's identy as their own. In this way various cultures, lifestyles 
and beliefs are presented to an audience for their response and contempla- 
tion. Both actors and audience gain a new slice of life. I have been both 
an actress and a part of an audience. Not only did I learn about others, 
but I found out about myself. 

Drama develops questions, raises concerns and makes one think. I think 
this exposure is just as important as trips abroad and the liberal arts class 
schedule. 



Sincerely, 
Jeanne Yugar 



BY: SIMONE STAKICH & HELEN GRITT 

On Friday, April 22, Mount St. 
Mary's College invites ALL students 
to attend Grad Ball - The Spring 
Gala 1988 at the Marina Beach 
Hotel. Come celebrate with the class 
of '88 at the biggest event to hit 
Marina del Rey!! Grad Ball this year 
promises to be the best ever. There 
will be approximately 125 bids sold 
on a first come first serve basis at 
$65.00 per bid. The price of the bid 
includes a hosted champagne/punch 
reception in the Hotel Foyer, a sit 
down dinner, (stuffed chicken breast 
with mushroom and spinach cream 
sauce), and dancing with L.A.'s hot- 
test D.J., White Ice. Bids will be sold 
beginning March 7th in the Little 
Theatre Foyer. This event is semifor- 
mal/Formal. Bring I.D.'s and your 
favorite guy!! Grad Ball - Spring 
Gala Bids will be sold at the follow- 
ing locations: 



- Mondays and Tuesdays - 

in cafeteria 

from 5:00 to 6:00 



- Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 
in the Little Theatre Foyer 
from 11:00 to 1:00 
You may also reserve your seat when 
you buy your bid. In other words, 
seat reservations are also first come 
first serve. 

For further information contact: 
Grad Ball Committee Chairpersons 
Helen Gritt and Simone Stakich. You 
may also contact any of the follow- 
ing committee members: Virginia 
Baca, Jo Bartolotti, Lillian Billanta, 
Leah Ann Caro, Cathy Emley, Shari 
Heinsius, Jenny Kalasky, Lori 
Koutouratsas, Julie Labor, Kathy 
Lynch, Mary Perry, Jo Ann Schaf- 
frick, Sondra Stillwell, and Sherrie 
Zukle. 



3V<IS]V«€Z: CLASSIFIEDS 



Keri: I want my bandanna." V.C. 
Marina: "Scuse me, could you give me 
directions to Shortville? Wartville? Fort- 
ville? Leah Ann 

Hey Dirty Dancers! You were 
fabulouslll! D.G. 

Ang: Congrats on the Dean's 
List. I.M.C. 

Marina: Courtville, Tortville, Portville, 
Sortville, Quartville. 

Hang in there Annie, only three more 
months to gol G.A.D. 

Coco: When are we going to carpool? 
Ted Rowland: From one monad to 
another, this is the best of all possible 
clubs. M 

$1,000 will be given to anyone who can 
cure S-E-N-l-O-R-l-T-l-S... 
Jersey, Your Yoottoo's are in my fridge. 
Marina: Heard you're taking a trip to 
dead city to do some desperate living. 
Don't forget to take your Polyester suit 
and loads of hairspray. Heard the pink 
flamingos are a must see. LAC 

G.D. You are the tops. What would I do 
without you? D.G. 

MSMC-ers: Make a difference this year 
GET OUT AND V0TEIII 

Tamster. Tonka and Leah: Hi, Whatcha 
doin'? what's ya name? M. 
A.S.B.: Big Bear Retreat. Don't try to 
deny anything. I've got it all on tape, 
yes, the whole sorid fuzzyduckian 
affair. M. 



E.M.: You are an inspiration... 
I'd rather be dancing. 

Carla Mena: I'm glad we now know the 
true meaning of the word 
"catheter." Johno and M. 
Danielle: Glad to hear you're back. WW. 

The Kingpins are going to rock the 
school March 29thlll Yea" 1 

Dr. Duran: But what does it MEAN? No, 
seriously, how do you do it? How do 
you find time to write, teach, travel, lec- 
ture, have a marriage and teach rotary 
classes in your spare time? Congratula- 
tions on being a FAMOUS Philosopher. 
M.S. and K.B. (The Rotary Club.) 

COMEDY NIGHTIM March 21 in the Little 
Theatre O' Big Laughsl Catch five, count 
em, five of L.A.'s funniest Comedians, 
plus our very own Ann Maranol (She's 
paying everyone who attends five 
dollars. See her for payment after the 
show). Be Therein 

J.M. Will You marry me? B.B. 



EDITOR'S NOTE: 

The purpose of this newspaper is 10 provide 
a forum for student opinion; to provide an 
opportunity for students to learn and refine 
writing, organization, and group skills; to build 
a sense of community among students and 
faculty; to provide information of interest to 
the Mount community, and to stimulate new 
ideas and generate dialogue on pertinent topics. 



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MY FUNNY VALENTINE 



BY: MARINA SMITH 
I've finally figured out why it always 
happens that when I mention the 
words, "Valentine's Day" around 
here everybody cringes. I think that 
everybody must have had a bad 
dating experience on Valentine's Day. 
I know you know what I mean. You 
went on a date, any date, just because 
you didn't want to sit home on Valen- 
tine's Day, huh? Am I right? Don't 
feel bad, though, because I've done 
it too, and more than once. Yes, it's 
true. These are the confessions of a 
Valentine's Dav fool. 
Where do I begin to tell the sad tales 
of my bad Valentine's dating ex- 
periences? I'll start with a football 
player named Frank Brewer. His 
friends called him "Bulldog". He 
was from USC, drove a new car, was 
on the school's best-dressed list, let's 
face it, he was a babe, a fox, a hunk. 
He promised me a romantic candlelit 
dinner at one of his favorite places 
on Restaurant Row. Ooh, I was so ex- 
cited. I had a date with Bulldog! I 
was sure he was going to take me to 
one of those trendy California style 
places where you go to be seen rather 
than eat. Of course, I wanted to look 
my best. I bought one of those slinky 
Norma Kamali dresses that were real- 
ly in that year. It was tight. I could 
barely sit down, but I figured that I 
just wouldn't eat. 
He picked me up in his new Porsche 
(you know, the car that you have to 
assume a fetal position in order to get 
into*). I almost ripped my dress try- 
ing to get into that car. Well, we went 
to Bulldog's favorite restaurant 
which turned out to be Ingmar's 
Scandanavian Smorgasbord on the 
lower, lower, lower part of La 
Cienega which boasts a menu of 21 
different kinds of potatoes and cab- 
bage rolls (all you can eat). I watch- 
ed my date bulldoze through approx- 
imately ten courses while I ate dain- 
ty little bites of Ingmar's low-cal 
schnitzel roll. For three hours he ate! 
It turns out he was trying to beef up 



for the next season. He developed a 
severe case of heartburn and asked 
if I minded calling it an early night 
so he could get his beauty sleep. I 
minded. But... 

Our on-the-way-home-after-dinner 
conversation was terse and punc- 
tuated with staccato Scandanavian 
burps. Each belch was a testamonial 
to this guy's intelligence. And yes, I 
ripped my dress getting out of the 
Porsche. Darn car, the thing was built 
to chauffeur teutonic tarts. 
Then, there was the last and final 
time. My girlfriend, Poison D'Art, 
(her real name is Suzy Lipschitz but 
since she's in a punk band she opted 
for a stage name), set me up with the 
singer in her band, Manny Mojack. 
Manny, I think, is a real romantic at 
heart. He really got into the whole 
Valentine's thing. He wore red. Red 
lipstick, red eyeshadow and enough 
red leather to upholster his 1972 
Cadillac. He was sweet though. He 
brought me one dozen long stem 
roses. Black roses. We went to the 
club in Hollywood where his band 
had a gig that night. By the way, you 
have probably heard of the band, 
"Manny Mojack and the Pepacious 
Ones". To make a long story short, 
I was slam danced into a pulp and 
somebody grabbed my roses and 
threw them onto the stage where the 
bass player proceeded to eat them. 
But that wasn't bad, I could deal 
with that. The worst part of it was 
that I was subjected to listening to my 
roommates talk about their roman- 
tic dates all the next day, and the day 
after that. 

That, my friends, is when I decided 
that all this dating on Valentine's Day 
for the sake of it was completely un- 
necessary and foolish. The only 
reason that I am baring my soul to 
you now is that I sincerely hope that 
others may learn from my embarrass- 
ing mistakes. So, what did you do on 
Valentine's Day? 
*Line stolen from Al Merschen. 



LITERARY CORNER 

I Gan... I Am... I Will... 

I can be no one but who I am; 
I can do no better than my best. 

I cannot be what I am not; 

and I can not become 

M ho I am destined not to be. 

I will not compromise that 

which I call Myself 

to be in the company of another. 

Nor will I adopt a nature, an image, or an air 
Foreign to me to be found favorable. 

Ann E. Marano 
For I am as God created Me, May 15, 198"? 

and as my world has shaped Me ©1987 




By now you must be thinking that 
RHA has changed into some 
almighty organization that can never 
have unsuccessful endeavors. Well, 
not quite. As successful as it has 
been, RHA has also managed to col- 
lect a few not-so-successful ventures 
like the setting up of an intramural 
sports committee that would arrange 
having competitive games among 
Mount students, the Gummy Bears 
(at $2.50 a cup instead of the original 
$5.00 a cup), and the selling of rock 
stoppers (which would've been a suc- 
cess, according to a reliable source, 
if it hadn't been for the mysterious 
absence of "people to follow 
through" with it). 



From left to right: Daniela Fernandez, RHA Social Coordinator; Nancy Volkenant, 
RHA President; Mary Perry, RHA VP and Treasurer; Peggy Moore, RHA Secretary. 
Social Coordinator Martha Cerda not present. 

RHA IN PROGRESS 

BY: MICHELLE MCCOY 
"It is now 10:30 and male visiting 
hours are over. Will all gentlemen 
please leave the dorms." Oh my God! 
Now they're saying it in print! 
What 're they gonna do next — 
scream it all over the streets?! At 
ease, women of Mount St. Mary's. 
No, there hasn't beena a new policy 
in the male visiting hours. This in- 
troduction was written mainly to 
catch your attention and inform you 
that this policy was one of the few, 
if not the only achievement of the 
Resident Hall Association (RHA) 
during the school year of 1986-1987. 

That RHA era was a far cry from the 
RHA of today. As many of you 
know, RHA was set up in order for 
the resident students of the Mount 
to have a break from the "hum 
drum" of academic life and join in 
activities that would not only bring 
the students together but also keep 
them from flinging themselves over 
the ragged cliffs; especially during 
weekends when some of the other 
students return to their homes or are 
lucky enough to drive away for the 
day at top speed through rain, shine, 
or hail (it should've been snow in- 
stead of hail, but we don't want to 
paint a picture of student life at the 
Mount being that desperate!) 

So far, RHA sponsored activities 
have been very successful. Activities 
such as Orientation, Spirit Week, 
Campus Cubes (a Mount version of 
Hollywood Squares); the Newly- 
roomed game (a take off from the 
New Newlywed game), and birthday 
dinners among others. 

Some future calendar dates to watch 
out for are April 13 (the Senior 
Social), April 25-28 (Spirit Week or 
shall we say "I-don't-care-how-you- 
get-the-points-for-this-floor-just-get- 
it-ucek!!). May II (another Birthday 
Dinner? You bet yer sweet potatoes 
honer!), and finally. May 22 (the first 
Council meeting between the old and 
incoming RHA officers). 



So much for past ups and downs. 
With the arrival of the 1988 Spring 
Semester comes more of RHA's 
ongoing and future activities. Among 
the ongoing activities are the con- 
tinued efforts to get a certified shut- 
tle driver so that the Mount students 
can get some serious shopping done 
at the garment district, the writing of 
a new contract for floor reps which 
includes very specific duties (try and 
get away from that one you "chosen 
few"!), and the attempt to change 
the by-laws of the RHA constitution 
(which may have been gathering a 
collection that looks suspiciously like 
dust). 

One last thing — RHA has been do- 
ing okay so far because of the dedica- 
tion of its top officers and the 
cooperation of some of the students 
at the Mount. But, let's not stop at 
being okay. Come on you guys, 
"Reach for it!" Floor reps, get more 
people on your floor to part with the 
comfort of their rooms once a month 
so that RHA can get some feedback 
and opinions on its policies and ac- 
tivities. Come on you lazy bones 
residents, get those surveys signed if 
you want more than just mediocre 
food service or an abolished budget 
for the sports program. RHA can't 
do all the work. 




CAMPUS BEAT 




If you could change one thing at 
MSMC, what would it be? 





Campus Beat randomly selects 
students and other unsuspecting folk 
for personal views on pertinent 
topics. 




"I'd really like to see the cafeteria 
shape up and provide a better selec- 
tion of food. Considering the 
amount of money we pay for room 
and board, it really should be better. 
We're the bigger campus and yet 
Doheny has much better food. For 
vegetarians like myself, they don't 
always offer a main dish that's not 
meat and they don't always have de- 
cent vegetables." — Lisa Wilde 



"I don't think there's enough unity 
at this school. Not enough is done 
on the student's part or on the ad- 
ministration and faculty's part to en- 
sure that the school is indeed a com- 
munity atmosphere and that students 
feel a sense of unity within the com- 
munity. I feel this could be ac- 
complished if the school would 
follow through with its plans more 
effectively." — Angela Linsey 



"I would like an intercollegiate sports 
program that is sufficient for all. 
There should not only be volleyball 
and tennis, but also basketball, soft- 
ball, etc." — Peggy Moore 



"I think quiet hours should be 
changed to 10:00 P.M. at least. 

— Joanne Bartolotti 



GOODBYE INTERTERM 



BY: LAUREL METZNER 
It's time to kiss Interterm goodbye 
and wave hello to the Mount St. 
Mary's College new semester system. 
After four years of meetings, revi- 
sions, and polls distributed to both 
faculty and students, the new 
semester system will become effective 
in Fall of 1988. 

The primary reason for the change 
is that a four-week Interterm pro- 
gram was not lengthy enough to 
satisfactorily educate students in a 
general studies requirement course. 
A summer school program general- 
ly allows six weeks to complete a 
course, which signifies that during 
Interterm students were either forc- 
ed to learn a large quantity of 
material at a fast pace or were not 
exposed to much of the material that 
is taught in a summer school. Thus, 
students did not receive the full 
benefits of a given course. 

When the Interterm program was im- 
plemented at Mount St. Mary's 
many years ago, the classes offered 
were meant to be "enrichment 
courses", that is, courses that were 
not necessarily included in the 
general studies program. Through 
the years, the spirit of the original In- 
terterm changed to a large degree in 
that many students used the month 
of January to get units for required 
courses out of the way. 

The idea of a "post-term", a course 
offered to students that would begin 
in June, has been given some thought 
by college directors. Whether a stu- 
dent will be charged for this course 
or not remains unknown. The idea 
is still very much in the incubation 
stage. Comments Father Delaney, 
Academic Dean. "The possibility of 
a post-term has been discussed but 
no prolonged discussion has been 
made by the faculty." If the students 



were forced to pay for Interterm 
clases, the college would have to raise 
tuition. Mount St. Mary's charges 
"medium tuition" and intends to 
stay that way. 

A student is allowed to take eighteen 
units with the new semester system. 
126 units are required for graduation, 
whereas 129 were required for 
graduation with the Interterm 
system. The 126 units will apply to 
any new student coming to the school 
next year, whether they are freshmen 
or transfer students.. Any returning 
student will still be required to have 
129 units. 

Obviously, the new semester system 
will require much more planning on 
the part of the student and the ad- 
visor. "Putting off" courses could 
cause great difficulty under the new 
system, and the student will no 
longer be able to plan for an extra 
month to obtain units that are need- 
ed. The college is making an effort 
to arrange required courses in such 
a way that there will be minimal 
conflict. 

The new calendar is similar to the 
calendar of most private institutions. 
The first semester will begin after 
Labor Day and end before 
Christmas. The students will receive 
a two week Christmas vacation. Se- 
cond semester classes will resume in 
mid-January and graduation will take 
place in the second week of May. 

The decision to abolish Interterm was 
a difficult one that required much 
thought. The new semester system is 
programmed to benefit students, and 
(i will force them to plan their classes 
very carefully. Instead of the "Reach 
Out, Get Involved!" theme that 
students experienced this year, "Be 
Prepared" might be a more ap- 
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COMEDY BREAK 



BY MARINA SMITH 

Comedy aficionados this is your 
lucky day! Academic/Cultural is 
proud to present a fun-filled night of 
comedy on Monday, March 21. 
Five professional comedians, all 
seasoned veterans of the Los Angeles 
comedy club scene, will endeavor to 
transform the Chalon theatre into 
The Little Theatre of Big Laughs. 
Joining them will be our own funny 
girl, Ann Marano, who performed at 
the A.S.B. Coffeehouse in September. 

The evening is designed to do two 
things; to bring a little laughter into 
hectic and stressful spring schedules 
and to give students a chance to dip 
into the deep pool of available 
comic talent in Los Angeles today. 
Although there are many well 
respected comedy clubs in the Los 
Angeles area, many of them are 
inacessible to students because of 
steep cover charges and age limits. 

Dave Friedman, comedian and co- 
owner of Friedman-Harris Entertain- 
ment, a Los Angeles based entertain- 
ment booking company, will be ap- 
pearing in a dual role of comedian 
and emcee. Friedman, originally 
from New Jersey, has played many 
comedy clubs including the Improv 
and the Comedy Store, as well as 
emceeing the weekly shows at the Ed 
Wynn Comedy Lounge (part of the 
famous Variety Arts Center.) 

Patricia Ann Harris is the Harris in 
Friedman-Harris Entertainment. She 
is primarily an actress of stage and 
film but works in various comedy 
clubs. Her approach is to blend her 
musical ability into her comedy. 
Musicals will never be the same 
again! 

Paul Feig is currently working all the 
usual comedy clubs. He has two 



films to his credit, as well as a 
couple of commercials currently 
airing on television. He also works 
the concert circuit and has warmed 
up audiences for shows like Elvis 
Costello among others. He's a very 
funny guy and we are excited about 
getting him on the bill. 

Martha Jane, who hails from Boston, 
MA, has also done films and televi- 
sion, with a part in "D.C.Cab" and 
a spot on George Schlatter's Com- 
edy Club on channel four. Martha 
Jane is currently mentioned in the 
current issue of People magazine for 
her participation in Sean Penn's play. 

Multi-talented is a word that 
describes Ron Pearson. Pearson com- 
bines comedy and juggling to make 
a unique and funny act. Pearson 
works all the usual clubs, has done 
a television show called, "Keep on 
Cruisin'" and has experience in the 
concert circuit. Last we heard Pear- 
son had an upcoming show with 
Kenny G. 

Academic/Cultural caught up with 
Dave Friedman to ask him what he 
thinks the Mount St. Mary's au- 
dience can expect from the show. 

In a flash Friedman responded, "The 
best. The best entertainment you can 
expect possible expect for two bucks. 
Really, I think it will be a treat for 
Mount St. Mary's because we've got 
some of L.A.'s finest entertainers and 
I'm doing this as a personal favor for 
the coolest babe 1 know, Marina 
(Babe) Smith." 

Aw, Dave, give me a break. And you 
dear readers, give yourself a break 
and come to Comedy show, March 
21st in the Little Theatre O' Big 
Laughs. You'll definitely get your two 
bucks worth. 



THE., VIEW 



MAY 1988 






VOLUME XXXV NO. 3 




II ^ • » ' 



CELEBRATING THE 
EXCELLENCE OF WOMEN 



BY: DeAnn Griego 

Origianlly Mary's Day was a special 
day set aside to honor Mount St. 
Mary's College's patron saint, the 
Blessed Mother Mary. As the years 
went by, however, faculty and ad- 
ministration saw the need to honor 
students and their speical ac- 
complishments as well. 

This year Mary's Day was held on 
Sunday, May 15. Students, parents, 
faculty and administrators were all pre- 
sent to reflect this year's theme, 
"Celebrating women of Excellence." 
This is actually a nice change since this 
is the first time in quite a while that 
Mary's Day has honored women 
specifically. 

The Day's events hot under way with 
an alunmi brunch which was for parents 
who have contributed to Mount St. 
Mary's alunmi fund. Soon after this, 
friends and families began to arrive. 

This year's Mary's Day mass, which 
was celebrated in Mary's Chapel, served 
not only as a liturgical celebration, but 
it was also meant to reflect the theme of 
excellence as well. Cultural diversity 
was a highlight of the mass. Parts of it 
were in English and parts were in 
Spanish. Following the mass, many 
people proceeded to the statue of Mary 
to honor her with flowers. 

Those in attendance were then 



assembled in the Little Theatre for the 
Student Activities Convocation. 
Amongst other activities, some 
graduating seniors were initiated into 
various honor societies and the new 
ASB officers were sworn in. 

Immediately following luncn, at- 
tendees returned to the Little Theatre 
for the final event of the day, the 
Awards Convocation. This really gave 
MSMC the opportunity to honor its 
students for their accomplishments this 
year. Both seniors and underclassmen 
were honored for their academic and 
cocurricular service. 

Putting Mary's Day together took a 
lot of hard work and dedication. As 
chairperson of the committee that 
organized Mary's Day, Betty Glick, 
Assistant Dean of Student Develop- 
ment, saw to it that everything ran 
smoothly which it did. She did of course 
have some help. Denise Goosby was in 
charge of food and set-up for the day, 
Nancy Volkenant handled the public 
relations, Tammy Mulhall helped with 
the awards and invitations, and Mary 
Blanche was in charge of the liturgy. 

Mary's Day 1988 turned into quite a 
day. Friends, families, faculty, and ad- 
ministration were all on hand to share in 
the recognition of student achievements 
as well as in the achievements of women 
in general. 



MSMC FREEDOM WALK FIGHTS APARTHEID 



BY: NERINA TR1BBLE 
Saturday, March 26, 1988 was the 
day for Freedom Walk for the People 
of South Africa sponsored by the Social 
Justice Committee. Ten miles long, the 
walk symbolized the long journey of the 
blacks in their struggle against apar- 
theid. According to Kim Allen, chair of 
the Social Justice Committee, the pur- 
pose was to join the struggle against 
apartheid and to raise money to help a 
South African mission who helps 
families of South Africa's prisoners in 
aid and shelter. The commnittee feels 
that apartheid is an important issue and 



the walk was an opportunity to show 
solidarity with them. 

The Freedom Walk's participants 
were Kim Allen, Lisa Carter, Janine O' 
Hara, and Lisa Martin. The walk-a- 
thon helpers were Mary Grace 
Manalang, Jeanette Serrano, Pat 
Straub, and Lisa Yotsui. The estimated 
money raised was approximately $400. 

Reflecting on the event, Allen says, 
"Even though there were fewer par- 
licipents than expected, we were spirited 
and people supported us. If anybody 
would like to make a donation to the 
cause, they can bring it to the Campus 
Ministry Office." 



MOUNT TO OFFER 

INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS 

FOR THE FALL 



BY: DENISE GOOSBY 

The Mount will initiate a creative and 
precedent setting programs into its 
academic curriculum next fall. Cross 
Registration with UCLA and the 
Wednesday Lecture Series on the 
Chalon Campus, in early fall, will 
enable Mount students to take up to 
four courses on the Westwood campus. 

And UCLA students (male and 
female) will be able to take classes at the 
Mount. 

The program began to develop when 
Sr. Magdalen Coughlin presented the 
idea to UCLA's Assistant Chancellor, 
Andren Rich. Magdelen believes that 
the proximity of the campuses, combin- 
ed with a tradition of commonality and 
friendship, helped to finalize the pro- 
gram, which was in just a few months: 

"The Mount has always had a good 
relationship with UCLA," Magdalen 
stated. 

"We were founded at about the same 
time. And UCLA faculty have taught at 
the college before. After I researched 
cross associations on other campuses, I 
drafted a letter to the Chancellor at 
UCLA and talked with the Assistant 
Chancellor, who liked the idea. Even- 
tually agreements were made that were 
acceptable to all." 

Now that administrators have been 
questioned and informed about the pro- 
gram, the process is speeding up. 
UCLA catalogues have been sent to 
Department Chairs and class schedules 
are being compiled. Magdalen is hoping 
to have information and forms 
available for the students for Fall 
Registration. 

Cross Registration will be handled by 
the Registrars Office. Students will be 
required to check their schedules and fill 
out the appropriate forms. These forms 
must then be signed by a student's ad- 
visor and the faculty member at UCLA. 
These forms must also be filed on both 
campuses — and a grading form must 
also be presented to the faculty. There 
are certain restrictions. Freshman will 
not be allowed to participate — and 
those who do must have a 3.2 G.P.A. 
Also, only courses not listed in the 
Mount's schedule will be accepted. Only 
one class at a time can be taken. 



Obviously, this program puts a lot of 
responsibility on the students. Yet, 
Magdalen feels that this program gives 
students more options that will enable 
them "to have the best of both 
worlds — the experience of a small, 
liberal arts college and a big univer- 
sity." Students Brenda Zozaya and Bet- 
ti Dubini seemed to echoe Magdalen's 
comments: 

"It's a great idea," expressed 
Zozaya. 

"I think it'll give students a wider 
variety of courses as opposed to just 
general eds. It's a chance to expand. It 
also give them the feel of a big univer- 
sity." Dubini reflected. 

"That is fabulous. It's going to en- 
courage more interaction with UCLA. I 
can see problems for some students if 
they don't provide transportation, but, 
for the most part, it's a good idea." 
FOCUS ON CHALON 

Another interesting concept is being 
planned for the Chalon campus next 
fall. A Wednesday Lecture Series, an in- 
terdepartmental, interdisciplinary pro- 
gram, is designed to unite students and 
faculty in an exploration of issues cen- 
tral to the liberal arts. Students and 
faculty from all fields will join and in- 
vite speakers from on and off the cam- 
pus to discuss important topics. 
Magdalen explained: "Four or five 
events, including Horizon's Day are be- 
ing planned for the fall. No classes will 
be scheduled on Wednesdays from 1:50 
p.m. to 3:20 p.m. to allow the Mount 
community to come together and share 
opinions and insight. It is my hope that 
the faculty will help prepare the 
students before the lectures so that 
everyone can get the most out of them." 

With the abolishment of the In- 
terterm, the Lecture Series will serve as 
aid to help students receive more credit. 
If the series proves successful (There are 
plans to hold a series every semester), 
students could receive up to eight units 
of extra credit — a benefit that Dubini 
feels is needed: "With Interterm gone. I 
think it's great that students will be able 
to get extra units. It'll be exciting to 
have off campus people inicrascting 
with the students. It will broaden our 
horizons — keep us up-to-date " 



PAGE 2 



A YEAR IN THE LIFE 



BY: DENlSE GOOSBY 

Sometimes I absolutely hate to 
write— 1 just loathe it. Nothing is more 
frustrating that wanting to say the right 
thing — create the right words — and 
knowing that no matter what you say 
can never be enough. But such is life. 
Well, let me begin. 

For me, this year has been one of the 
most incredible periods of my life. 
Believe me — that's no understatement. 
It's been a year filled with the excite- 
ment and anxiety that only a senior 
could ever feel. It's been a year of strug- 
gle — of trying to keep the good grades, 
to get THE VIEW viable again, to ex- 
perience life and those around me. And 
to come to grips with the fact that in one 
moment in time I will go from one 
phase of my life into another. It's been 
a time of fear. It's been a a year of en- 
chantment — a year where I've ridden a 
gondola upon the waters of Venice, 
huddled beneath the ancient grandeur 
of the Coliseum, stood awe-struck 
beneath the gothic-beauty of Notre 
Dame, and walked the rainswept streets 
of London. 

These are treasured images these ex- 
periences of the world within and 
beyond the Mount. Yet, none is more 
treasured than the image I have of 
myself entering a doctor's office last 
September. I know now what it took for 
me to walk through that door — to con- 
front twenty-one years worth of fear. 
You see I have this weight problem — a 
serious weight problem. I've always 
been heavy, even as a kid. It didn't mat- 
ter much then. I had a niche. I mean I 
was my parents' darling— their well 
behaved oldest child— and my teachers 
liked me because I got good grades and 
got involved. 

After awhile, however, I stopped kid- 
ding myself. Having the love and ad- 
miration of my family and teachers is 
fine, but it can never take the place of 
dances, football games, cheerleader try- 
outs or just talking. With friends. So I 
lost weight —and gained it back. Lost 
weight— and gained it again. Soon it 
was just easier to give up— to fool 
myself into believing the weight 
wouldn't hold me back. Besides, I could 
always say that I had tried. 

Last summer I did some soul- 
searching. I had come to grips with the 



fact that I had a critical weight problem. 
And because I am a compulsive eater 
the situation would only get worse. I did 
a lot of crying that summer. Yet when 
the tears subsided I realize that I had to 
do something — something radical, 
something special. So I decided to lose 
weight. That's it — just decided. I did it 
not just for my family or to gain 
friends, though I admit there's a part of 
me that feels she'll be more loved if 
she's thinner. I did it for me. I was the 
one who counted. I was the one who 
wanted to be a journalist, who wanted 
to be happy and healthy. Perhaps others 
wanted it for me too. But I was the only 
one who could do something about it. 

It's been nearly eight months since I 
started my "liquid" diet. I'll never 
forget the euphoria of losing 10 pounds 
in a week — only to lose two the next 
and feeling like a failure. I'll never 
forget exercising for the first 
time — how I struggled to do even five 
minutes of dancing. These days an hour 
is about the most I can do. This sounds 
absurd, but the happiest day of my life 
was discovering that I had a collar- 
bone — that I really was like everyone 
else under all the weight. 

75 pounds later I still have moments 
when I wonder if I can do it. When you 
live with yourself everyday, when you 
work hard-when you fall-when things 
aren't going as fast as you want them 
to, it's so easy to hate yourself. So easy 
to forget that you— YOU — have lost 
those 75 pounds. But, thankfully, no 
matter how down I've felt this year — or 
lonely — there's always been somebody 
there to say we're proud of you. I'll 
never be able to truly thank all of you 
who have supported and encouraged 
me. To my friends, especially Wende, 
Ann, Nancy, Martha and countless 
others, you are beautiful. I love you... 

It's time to stop. I have to stop. I 
don't really know if there was a point to 
this piece — and I'm not sure 1 
care— but I do hope that I've touched 
someone. To those of you who struggle 
with weight, I say you can do it. You're 
a helluva lot stronger than you, I, or 
anyone will ever know. To those of you 
who don't have a weight problem, but 
who struggle with your own demons, I 
say the same thing — reach for the rain- 
bow. The one inside of you. . . 



LETTERS DEPARTMENT 



Dear Editor: 

Among all the valuable and produc- 
tive organizations on campus, there are 
two groups which stand out more in my 
mind. Two which provide great services 
and many hours to our students, 
especially to our resident students, are 
Health Advocates and Resident 
Assistants. 

Although these dedicated, hardwork- 
ing students serve in different areas and 
have somewhat different qualifications, 
in my book, they are on the same level. 
They both have "office hours," RA's at 
the Residence desk and Health Ad- 
vocates in the Health Services office. 
They both have night and weekend duty 



hours, which, consist of their free 
hours. And they help us company, or 
deal with our depressed moods and 
stressed out periods. 

The only difference that I have notic- 
ed between them is their form of com- 
pensation. Resident Assistants receive 
the full benefit of free room and board 
here while Health Advocates do not. 

I would like to see Health Advocates 
paid back in some way. For example, 
they could be compensated monetarily. 
They're both doing a great job, so why 
not pay them both too? 

Sincerely, 
Martha Cerda 



U.S.-PANAMA RELATIONS 

BY: Marina Smith 
In an attempt to call upon congress and the Reagan Administration to take more 
extreme measures against Panama'sruling military government members and sup- 
porters of the Civic Crusade of Southern California gathered for a candlelight vigil 
at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles on March 23, 1988. 

Panamanians living in the U.S. and other Southern Californians who are in 
solidarity with the people of Panama held candles and posters in protest to the 
military rule of General Manuel Antonio Noriega. Noriega, who assumed control 
of the Panamanian Defense Forces and the national government after the death of 
General Omar Torrijos Herrera in 1981, has recently been indicted by a U.S. grand 
jury for drug trafficking. Panamanian opposition leaders have also accused 
Noriega of money laundering, civil rights violations, and poor economic manage- 
ment, which has led to unemployment of over 40 percent in the inner cities of 
Panama and Colon. 

Among the supporters at the March 23 protest was Stella Spadafora, sister of Dr. 
Hugo Spadafora, an opposition leader murdered in 1985, allegedly by Panamanian 
military personnel under orders from Noriega. Spadafora believes her brother was 
killed by Noriega because he knew of Noriega's involvement with drugs and cor- 
ruption and because of his outspoken opposition to Noriega on radio and televi- 
sion. 

Hugo Spadafora had received death threats from General Noriega, but as his 
sister describes him, "he was an idealist who wanted to fight corruption. He felt he 
had to do it." 

Dr. Spadafora was crossing the border into Panama on a bus under an assumed 
name when he was accosted by two plainclothes policemen. He told the passengers 
on the bus his true identity before he was taken away. His body was recovered two 
days later. He had been beheaded and tortured. 

The Spadafora family did not want to let the issue die. They pushed for an in- 
vestigation into the murder but no suspects were found. Says Stella Spadafora, 
"We just know that my brother risked his life for the country and I don't think we 
should forget that. Up to this point, we are still fighting." 

Bill Morris, media director for the Civic Crusade, also attended the protest. Mor- 
ris, a teacher at DeVry Technical Institute, is involved because he feels it is "impor- 
tant to raise consciousness in our country to a tragedy that is occuring in our own 
backyard." He feels that Noriega is an "international disgrace and the Reagan ad- 
ministration needs to bring pressure on Noriega and to guarantee a quick change to 
democracy if we are to secure Panama's future." Morris provided the summary of 
the Crusade's demands: 

The immediate ouster of Noriega from power in Panama, and a return to rule 

by a representaive, civilian government; 

Open elections to choose a new head of state and other representatives; 

Enhanced U.S. military presence and mobilization preparedness in the Canal 

area to ensure a smooth transition from military rule to a civilian government 

in Panama; and 

The reaffirmation of long-term diplomatic and defense ties between the U.S. 

and Panama. Ideally, this would provide for the continued safe operation of 

the Panama Canal and the pursuit of other benefits mutually advantageous to 

the people of Panama and the U.S. 

The Crusade plans to hold other demonstrations in the Los Angeles area until 
their demands for peace and democracy in Panama are met. 



EDITORS NOTE: 



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writing, organization, and group skills; to build 



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the Mount community, and to stimulate new 
ideas and generate dialogue on pertinent topics. 



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FROM VAGABOUND TO ASSISTANT DEAN 

BY: DENISE GOOSBY 

There is a new and dynamic lady in our midst. Not many people know about her, 
but with her experience and enthusiasm, she has the ability to make positive and 
lasting contributions to the Mount. 

Her name is Betty Glick and last February she was appointed Assistant Dean for 
Student Development. She's been busy ever since. Not only did she inherit the ASB 
advisor position, but she's also involved in orientation planning and preparation 
for Mary's Day, in addition to working on Student Development projects. She sees 
her job as challenging — but it's a challenge she relishes. 

"It's tough trying to get important information to students so that decisions can 
be made with their input," Glick said. 

"I see myself as someone who will do work that has a positive effect on 
students — who will help them be successful leaders." 

Glick certainly doesn't lack for experience. She graduated with a G.S. degree in 
Child Development and Family Relations from Colorado State University, where 
she also served as a Resident Assistant. After teaching Kindergarten for a few 
years, she attended Iowa State and received a M.S. in Higher Education. At Iowa, 
Glick was made Hall Advisor and supervised six RA's in three all-women dorms. 

"I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into when I came to the 
Mount." 

Glick held Resident Life positions at other institutions (UC Davis and Western 
Washington University) before making a monumental decision — to move to Los 
Angeles. She moved to La-La land, as she calls Los Angeles, in the fall of '85'. 

"I was ready for a change— either a new job or pursuing my PH.D. I decided to 
become a full-time student again and entered UCLA." 

"After being at UCLA for over two years, I really wanted to work again. I knew 
Mike Bartosch (husband of former Mount Residence Director Leslie Bartosch) and 
heard about this job and the Residence Director position from him. I interviewed 
for both positions, but it was the Assistant Dean's appointment that I wanted. And 
I got it." 

Glick added that her new position put her in a refreshing situation. She enjoys 
breaking away from her Residence Life experiences into a more general area of col- 
lege administration. She likes the idea of knowing "everybody." It's satisfying to 
work in a small, private college because you see things happen. The positives are 
more apparent. And your interactions with people are more personalized." 

She's fascinated by the ability of students here to articulate their experiences in 
an all women's college. In the future, she wants to ensure that new students are 
oriented and comfortable in the Mount environment — and that they become in- 
volved in student activities. She wants them to be well-rounded, and has high hopes 
for the new ASB structure. 

When asked how she would like students to approach her, Glick, a faithful 
jazzerciser, old-movie goer and "All My Children" addict, replied: 

"I want them to know that 1, in many ways, work for the students. If they come 
to me, I'm prepared to listen. Obviously there's some distance in an administrator- 
siudent relationship. But that doesn't mean we can't work together to improve the 
quality of life." 



THE DOHENY CAMPUS A.K.A. 

AVENUE OF THE STARS 



PAGE 3 




The Doheny Campus, known for its 
turn-of-the century buildings and vivid 
landscape, has gone Hollywood. During 
past years, many movie and production 
companies have sought this "Oasis" as 
a sight for their TV and movie produc- 
tions. One morning, a student might ex- 
pect to encounter all the glories of 
movie-making on her way to Spanish 
class: film crews, caterers, dressing 
rooms, props, and let us not forget... - 
MOVIE STARS! (What would we do 
without them?) In addition, the money 
received from the shoot goes into a 
scholarship fund, while bringing a piece 
of Hollywood to downtown L.A. 
Among the scenes filmed from the 
lengthy list of TV and movie produc- 
tions are "Flowers in the Attic", 
"Three Amigos", "House II", "War 
and Rememberence", "Eye on LA", 
and "Testimony of Two Men". In 
"House II", Prague Hall, also known 
as the castle, was turned into a 
nighmarish house of horror and com- 
edy. A scene from "A Streetcar Named 
Desire" was also shot at Doheny. 
Chester Place was turned into New 



Orleans, full of all the warmth and glow 
of that city. 

Sr. James, Director of Residence at 
Doheny, has seen the movie sets come 
and go. She recalls a time when they 
were filming a portion of "Starsky and 
Hutch" on campus. The set required a 
scene where the two heros of the show 
raided a "house of ill-repute". The fun- 
ny part was that the Doheny mansion 
(the former convent) was used for this 
purpose. Sr. James also recalled the 
time when they were filming "Greatest 
American Hero" on campus. "All the 
neighborhood kids came to watch the 
shoot, and were expecting the 
"superhero" to fly. When they found 
out that he didn't really fly at all, but 
just jumped, and threw himself on a 
blanket, and went through all the mo- 
tions... well they were disappointed." 
The ironic thing was that during the 
shoot, William Katt's (the "Hero") 
dressing room was broken into, and his 
wallet was stolen. The moral of the 
story is that crime effects all of us, in- 
cluding "Great American Superheros"! 
Hooray for Hollywood!! 



HOW DO WE COMBAT AIDS? 



BY: LAUREL METZNER 





"I think that our educational system 
should be more thorough in educating 
our youth about the danger of AIDS 
and how to prevent it." 
Roxanne DeChristopher, Senior 
Marketing Major 



"Keep the emphasis on safe sex. Also, 

the government should transfer money 

nuclear weapons to fund research for a 

cure. 

Lisa Martin, Freshman 

Psychology Major 





"I don't think we can combat it in the 
next fi\e \earv but we can try to find a 
cure sometime in the ne\t 2d years. Peo- 
ple who have now been exposed to 
AIDS hopefulh will be the last genera- 
tion to carry it." 
Letiiia Vigil, Sophomore 
Diversified 



"We should provide sufficient data to 
the students about AIDS. If thewe 
aware of what AIDS is and how it 
spreads, they will be more hesitant 
about sleeping around." 
Sonya Jimmons. Junior 
Psychology Major 



PAGE 4 

LAST WILL & 
TESTAMENT 

I Rosa Trujillo being of unsound 
mind and body do hereby bequeth the 
following upon graduating May 29, 
1988: 

To Kelly: My room, my ants, and a 

can of raid. 

To Tammy: A new dancing partner. 

To Vivian: A present in case we 

don't get one from you know who. 

To Curin: My phone number so we 

can always keep in touch. 

To Bernie: A nap. 

To Ang: A promise to keep my 

hands off her husband. 

To Jersey: $5.00 "cuz five daluz iz 

five daluz" 

To Coco: A chauffer so she won't 

go broke buying new cars. 

To Claudia: A new Union President 

who will split the union dues with 

her. 

To My Teachers: My gratitude. 

To M.S.M.C: Thanks for the 

memories, and about that alumni 

phone-a-thon don't call me I'll call 

you. 

Finally To All The "Dweebsters": 

All my love to the greatest bunch of 

friends in the world. 

I Kristina Kammeyar being of un- 
sound mind and body do hereby be- 
queath the following: 
To my dear friend Yvette: Kristina's 
guide of favorite songs to sing on 
the way to the fraternity when you 
don 't have a car stereo along with a 
crate of happy memories to go with 
it. 

To my dear friend Ann: My collec- 
tion of spoons and 2 decks of cards, 
one for mangling and one for play- 
ing more civilized games. 
To my "sister": A can of man- 
repellant and a healthy supply of 
heart to heart talks. 
Finally to all nursing students yet to 
graduate: A large dose of per- 
sistance, courage, and strength (mix 
those meds!). Hang in there! It gets 
better. 

I Charlene Garcia being of unsound 
and body do hereby bequeath the 
following: 

To all new I.M.C. staff: My staff 

button so they can wear it as 

faithfully as I did. 

To April: A roll of stamps so she 



can write me about how much she 

misses and loves Raul. 

To Felisa: A can of hair spray for 

when her hair melts. 

To Norika: A wok to cook her own 

food so she doesn't have to go out 

for it. 

To Lorilei: All the grad pictures so 

she can look at them faithfully 

everyday. 

To Jenny my old suitemate: A pair 

of five inch heels. 

To my new suitemate Sheryl: A year 

supply of Orville Redenbaucher's 

popcorn. 

To my boss Claudia: Someone nice 

and sweet to replace me. 

To the new inhabitant of my room 

C3A1: The sauna in the shower. 

John Manning has yet to repair it. 

I Caryn Ruiz, being of sound (?) 
mind hereby will: 
To Tammy Miller: My bedroom 
slippers so now everyone will know 
when she is taking a shower. 
To Angie: My Led Zeppelin poster 
to hang up next to her Wham! 
poster. 

To Rosa "Rosheena" T.: My collec- 
tion of Appelonia outfits for her 
solo tour after graduation "come on 
kiss the gun!" 

To Bernie: A spot as back-up singer 
on the Rosheena T. tour 1988, just 
in case L.A. city schools won't let 
you wear cheetah skin pants. 
To next year's Ad Club: The best of 
luck... Go! Adreanne-I know you'll 
be "a block off the ol' chip" or is 
that "a chip off the... "Never mind. 




DISTINGUISHED JOURNALIST TO SPEAK 
AT COMMENCEMENT 



We are happy to announce that Mary 
Anne Dolan has accepted our invitation 
to be the Commencement Speaker for 
1988. 

Mary Anne gained a graduate degree 
from Marymount College in Ter- 
rytown, New York, a college not unlike 
the Mount. She also holds an honorary 
doctorate from Marymount, was a stu- 
dent at Queen Mary Royal Holloway 
College, the University of London, the 
London School of Economics and also 
Kings College, Cambridge. She was a 



reporter for the Washington Star and 
assistant managing editor there before 
becoming the managing editor of the 
Los Angeles Herald Examiner, thus 
becoming the first woman editor of a 
major newspaper. She is the recipient of 
the Golden Flame Award, Woman 
Achievers Award, on the Board of 
Selectors for the Neiman Fellows Har- 
vard University, a member of the 
Pulitzer Prize Journalism Jury, and a 
member of the American Association of 
Newspaper Editors. 



TO ALL FUTURE TEACHERS: 
Brush up on your E.S.P. 

To Jo, I leave you with the memory 
of "MAC". Sorry I can't give you the 
real thing, but he's coming with me. 

Wende 

Delores, I will you my joke book so 
you may continue to "fake laugh" 
through the rest of your days at the 
Mount. 

W2 



I will all of the headaches of the 
senior year in the P.T. program to the 
soon to be senior class. May they all 
wonder if they are going to make it 
through neuro. At the end of their final 
year may they finally realize the P.T. 
faculty for what they really are. 

Anonymous 

To the purveyors of Botulism, in- 
digestion and salmanelia poisoning (yes, 



CONGRATULATII 




SERMON ON THE MOUNT: This episode: Fin; 




FEELING 



Food Service, this is you), please pro- 
vide Pepto Bismal, Mylanta and a 
stomach pump for all of those poor 
souls who must endure another year of 
fine Mount cuisine. 

Anonymous 

Delores, you're a good friend. Keep 
making people smile. Good luck next 
year and try to stay in the dorms the 
whole weekend. 

Wende 



To Susan U. please control those urges 
and desires after watching "Dirty Danc- 
ing." 1 wish I could leave you with a 
year's maid service for your im- 
maculately clean room. Take care. 
Have fun in Philadelphia. 

Lorna 

I, Rachel Skinner, being of somewhat 
sound mind and gorgeous body be- 
queath my patience, good humor and 



IONS SENIORS!!! 




[rials? What Finals? 




fairness to all my friends of next year. 
To Patty B: Keep the faith, don't 
stress out and stay away from men 
with long blond hair and blue eyes! 
To Yvette G: don't let your parents 
get to you, stop playing with your 
hair and watch your mouth! 
To Elizabeth M.: Beware the Valle 
Rose, Andy Brown and alcoholic 
beverages! 

To Kore O.: Be nice, keep up the 
G.P.A. and keep Liz out of trouble. 

Take care all you crazies and keep in 

touch!!! 

Love, Rach 

1, Vivian Marie Caldera, being of in- 
sane mind and semi-healthy body do 
hereby bequeath the following: 
To Adrianne Sanchez: I leave my 
BSAC notebook with all that impor- 
tant info (in exchange for Nick's #.) 
To Maria Miranda: I leave my black 
nail polish and nail wraps, so you 
can finally get your nails to grow 
and also $5 worth of stamps so you 
won't have any excuses not to write. 
To Bertha Padilla: I leave an endless 
supply of Kami Kaze's at the bar in 
our new apartment. 
To Kristina Kammeyer: In the event 
ot my real death, 1 leave my entire 
album and cassette collection, with 
the stipulation that she care for them 
just like I do. 

To Coq-au-vin: I leave my phone 
number and a box of tissues so we 
can keep in touch. 
To Bernie: 1 leave an entire day 
devoted to naps. 
To Claudia: I leave four new 
freshmen workers from Pico Rivera 
who will more than adequately 
replace us. 

To Peggy Sue Moore: I leave a 
carpet for her room next year, so 
that whoever lives under won't be 
able to hear her stomping around. 
And last but not least, to my Foofie 
Compadre: I leave an extra large 
Hefty trash bag, so she can clean her 
' room. 

I have nothing to will to anyone 
because 1 am a poor college student who 



PAGE 5 

will become a poorer professional when 
I have to pay back my student loans. 
Thanks for putting me in debt. Word of 
advice, get out before they take away 
everything you own. 

Anonymous (or 99.9% of the 
Senior Class) 

1, Nancy Volkenant, leaving with 
grey hairs and stressation (stress and 
frustration), do hereby bequeath my 
purple memories to all those Mounties 
who can still deal with looking at PUR- 
PLE after having me wear it everyday 
for the past four years! My RHA files, 
papers, notes, agendas, ideas, etc. all go 
to Peggy Moore— GOOD LUCK PEG! 
To my little sisters, I must give my 
men... Leah and Lori, haven't you ever 
heard of hand-me-downs!?! I can't 
forget my faithful, understanding, car- 
ing, and LOUD friend, JO. To you 1 
leave my "CONNECTIONS" and my 
keys to my LAMBORGENI (purple of 
course) while yours is in the shop getting 
a fine tune up. Thanks for all your help. 
Good luck with ASB— You and Chris 
will knock them dead. Lastly, my ham- 
mer goes to Carole and Michelle — now 
you can bang on the walls all you want! 
Adios amigos! 

1, being of unsound mind and body 
do hereby will to all Biology majors a 
huge bottle of aspirin— Mad Dog 
20-20— in order to get through all the 
s-t they are about to receive. 

Anonymous 

Hey Capri and the one with the Balloon 
Fetish: have fun next with your in- 
famous PT Department. Try to make it 
through the next few years without me. 
Love, Carpri II a.k.a. 
The Wild One upstairs 
To our dearest friend, Delores, we leave 
you with 69 memories we have made at 
the Mount. 

Wende and Lorna 

Rosa "Snow" it's been fun gossiping 
with you and dishing the "dirt" on 
everyone. None is safe from us. Please 
carry on without me. We've had some 
great times together. Take care and 
keep in touch. Good luck with David 
and much happiness to you both. 

Love Lorna 






KOUTOURATSAS AND TINOCO 
CHOSEN CLASS SPEAKERS 



TG6~&X>7 



HAVE 
IT'S 



SOME 
GOOD 



COFFEE, 
FOR YOU 



"It's an honor and a surprise too," 
says Lori Koutouratsas who was chosen 
as Senior class speaker. Koutouratsas 
will speak at the commencement 
ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 1988. All 
seniors were asked to nominate can- 
didates from among the senior class. 
The list was narrowed to 10 and then 3 
final candidates. The final 3 candidates 
were then asked to submit a sample of 
what they might want to talk about and 
the graduating committee then had the 
final vote. 



Koutouratsas, a Biology major with 
minors in both English and Chemistry, 
plans on attending Medical School, but 
for now she is concentrating on gradua- 
tion and her speech. "It's going to be 
funny," she says of her speech, "1 want 



to make people laugh, but I also want to 
be serious." 

Maria Tinoco was chosen as the 
speaker representing the A. A. graduates 
from Doheny. She is currently enrolled 
in the Biology program at Chalon and 
also plans on attending Medical School. 
She came lo the United States four years 
ago from Nicaragua and learned to 
speak English in the E.S.L. program at 
Garfield High School. She has four 
younger siblings living here in Los 
Angeles of which she says, "I feel like I 
have to be an example for them." Of 
her nomination she says, "I believe be- 
ing chosen class speaker is an honor." 
Says Dr. Colavito of both Maria and 
Lori, "I think their both articulate in- 
dividuals and excellent representatives 
of the Student Body at Mount 
St. Mary's." 












PAGE 6 

WHY ISN'T SPRING SING 
A BIG DEAL ANYMORE? 



MUSIC PHENOMENON REFLECTS 
ABOUT THE MOUNT 



BY: DENISE GOOSBY 

Students have noted an unsettling 
phenomenon on the Chalon campus in 
recent times. It's unsettling because it 
endangers the traditional spirit and 
community feel of the Mount. Apathy, 
according to many, has paralyzed co- 
curricular life at the school. Many 
students, faculty and others, just don't 
get involved. This paralysis has been 
especially evident in past Spring Sings. 

Spring Sing, the Mount's annual 
variety show, possesses a long and 
distinguished legacy of talent, hardwork 
and enthusiasm, which has often gone 
unrewarded and unheralded. Spring 
Sing use to be a big deal on this campus. 
It began as a talent competition featur- 
ing all clubs, organizations and even 
faculty. The first Spring Sing held on 
March 29, 1957, presented trophies to 
the first, second, and third place win- 
ners—prizes that were highly sought 
after. Guided by Beta Omega (a music 
honor society since inactive). Spring 
Sing also served as a major fundraising 
event for the residence halls and other 
areas. 

Later, it developed into a multi- 
dimensional entertainment event, per- 
formed over several consecutive nights 
and virtiually transforming campus life. 
Forums were held where students and 
faculty discussed ideas and themes. 
Rehearsals were aggressive. Competi- 
tion was tense. And clubs pulled 
together to publicize, build sets and sell 
tickets. Students were together. 

Even when Spring Sing abandoned its 
comptetitive focus for a more'variety' 
oriented program, it was still hugely 
popular. The lively production numbers 
("Guys and Dolls", "A Chorus Line" 
and "Saturday Night Fever",) added to 
the excitement— as did John Forsythe 
and Vickie Carr who served as hosts for 
Spring Sing in the early seventies. Re- 
cent Spring Sings have revolved around 
a common theme, such as "Star 
Search" in '86 and last year's "Deja 
Vu," a 50's tribute. But unlike Spring 




Sings of the past, performers played to 
a small audience. There are a lot of 
talented students willing to get involved. 
So why isn't Spring Sing a big deal 
anymore? Sr. Maura Jean of the Music 
Department gives her insights: 

"In the early 60's, the music majors 
in Beta Omega sponsored Spring Sing 
and made it competitive," reflected Sr. 
Maura Jean. 

Spring Sing always did vary in its suc- 
cess, but overall it was very popular and 
usually sold out. Unfortunately, only 
music minors or a few individuals seem- 
ed willing to help put the program on. 
And things changed. You need a lot of 
involvement — a lot of enthusiasm if 
Spring Sing is to work." 

Although Sr. Maura Jean stressed a 
lack of unity and dedication as the most 
obvious causes of spring Sing's 
"decline", she also believes that 
scheduling plays a big part in an event's 
success: 

"Faculty — and I'm sure students 
too — are often hindered from suppor- 
ting events because other programs are 
scheduled on the same day. This 
mitigates a good audience. We'd like to 
be there (for the students), but 
sometimes we can't." 

Does this mean that Spring Sing will 
never become the all campus ex- 
travaganza it once was? The answer is 
no if this past Spring Sing is any indica- 
tion. For the first time in years, Spring 
Sing attracted a full, lively audience. 
"Broadway" was a funny, entertaining 
and ambitious program that endeared 
itself to those watching like Leah Ann 
Caro: 

"As someone who's worked on 
Spring ing before, it was really nice to 
sit in the audience and see such a profes- 
sional show," replied Caro. 

"It was great to see the faculty in the 
audience supporting the girls. They real- 
ly deserved it. You could tell it was a 
student effort. It gave you a tremendous 
sense of community." 



BY: DENISE GOOSBY 
The graduating class of 1988 features 
some unique people — women who will 
enter the broader world and enrich us 
all. There will be doctors, lawyers, 
teachers, politicians and jounalists. 
There will also be wives and mothers, 
secure in their own dignity, caring and 
eager to make a better life for their own 
loved ones. One such promising student 
who has achieved at the Mount is Gian- 
na Abondolo. 

Abondolo entered the Mount as a 
freshman music major — a gifted 
celloist. Although she was attracted to 
the small, close-nit nature of the school, 
she had reservations about coming: 

"I didn't want to go to college after 
high school," admitted Abondolo. 

"1 wanted to attend a conservatory, 
but my parents "persuaded" me to do 
otherwise. I didn't appreciate that then 
but I do now. I've enjoyed the close in- 
teraction with my teachers and the 
courses I've taken, especially religion 
and philosophy. It's put a whole new 
perspective on me and what I do." 

Fitting in is a problem that every 
freshman faces at the Mount. Abon- 
dolo was no exception. Not only did she 
have to adjust to campus life in general 
but her role within the music depart- 
ment in particular. It was difficult being 
the only instrumentalist in the depart- 
ment. She couldn't stand still and wait 
for opportunities. Often, she had to 
make her own: 

"Someone once came up to me and 
asked does your school have an or- 
chestra. I said, yeah, I'm it." laughed 
Abondolo. 

"It was a strange feeling. I knew I 
had to do something about it. It forced 
me to do things within and outside the 
Mount — to get a wide education." 

Mount Chorus, campus liturgies and 
benefit perfomances are but a few of the 
activites Abondolo has done. She's also 



Ann Marano at Academic Cultural "s 
Comedv Break. 



DEAR AGATHA: 

I dont' know if I should be tell- 
ing you this, but I really need some 
advice. My roommate and best 
Inend has been drinking really heavi- 
ly lately. She's always had a tendency 
to drink at parties and stuff, but now 
she's drinking and driving. It really 
scares me. I've tried telling her not 
to drink and drive, but she just tells 
me to mind my own business. How 
can I get her to stop? 

Signed: Concerned 

DEAR CONCERNED: 

It's icrrific to know that there are 
young people out there who care 
about others. Your friend is a luekv 
person. Unfortunately, her luck isn't 
going to hold out much longer when 
it comes to drinking and driving. I 
it bombard you with statistics, 
hut it is a well known fact that drunk 
driving is one of the leading causes 
of death among the young today. 



You've a right to be concerned. But 
unless your friend comes to unders- 
tand how dangerous her behavior is 
to herself and others, there's not 
much you can do to make her stop. 
What you can do is try to be there 
for her — telling her how much you 
care and that you want to see her 
happy. And alive. You can also of- 
fer to drive her, especially when you 
Mipect that she's been drinking. But 
don't protect her. Don't lie to friends 
and teachers for her. Don't be a 
shield that she can hide her problem 
(and she does have a serious one) 
behind. The sooner she faces her 
behavior, the sooner she will be able 
to seek help. Also, there is a wealth 
of information from social service 
agencies and organizations geared 
towards helping problem -drinkers 
and those close to them. You might 
want to pick up a brochure and read 
it. And contact these places for more 
help. 



won scholarships and other honors, in- 
cluding the Ebell, Bender Memorial and 
Young Musicians Foundation scholar- 
ships. She's also won first place in the 
Coleman National Chamber Music 
Competition, and last year won an in- 
ternational competition for young musi- 
cians in northern Italy, where she spent 
her junior year. In May, she will 
graduate Cum Laude and be initiated 
into the Kappa Gamma Pi Honor Socie- 
ty. Yes, this lady does impress. 

So how has this daughter of an artist 
mother and professor father been able 
to acheive so much? 

"By having neurotically artistic 
parents that drove me crazy," chuckled 
Abondolo. 

"My parents have always been very 
supportive. They're tremendous lovers 
and supporters of music. Also, my 
brother plays the double bass. The fact 
that 1 have been able to practice and 
perform with him has been a great for- 
tune for me." 

When asked if she has any regrets 
about leaving the Mount she mentions 
special freinds, great times and the sup- 
port of the Music Department as fond 
memories. She especially remembers her 
junior year in Italy where she traveled, 
studied music, and met many interesting 
people. Her experiences changed her: 

"I truly became an independent per- 
son in Italy." 

In the future, Abondolo, an avid 
surfer, traveler and language conniseur, 
hopes to perfect her musical talents in a 
conservatory — an experience which she 
feels she is ready for. She's also been in- 
vited to perform with Miami's New 
World Symphony, and she hopes to 
study in London under master teacher 
William Pleeth. She indeed has a pro- 
mising future. Yet, she knows that she's 
learned much from the past: 

"The Mount has enabled me to put a 
philosophical, religious and moral 
perspective on everything that I 
do— and what goes on in the world." 




PAGE 7 



TEACHER ADVOCATES HOLISTIC 
APPROACH TO PHYSICAL FITNESS 



BY: Susan Robertson 
The physical fitness class at Mount 
St. Mary's is designed to look at 
students holistically to help them look 
and feel better about themselves. 
Another purpose is to help students 
recognize the value of having a well 
rounded lifestyle. The course incor- 
porates the physical, psychological, and 
nutritional components of student life 
to form a exercise/health program that 
will best suit the individual needs of 
students. 

Tony Baker, the instructor, slates, 
"My goal at Mount St. Mary's College 
is to influence the school to take a more 
holistic approach to education, which 
would include academics of course, but 
also place some emphasis in physical 
and psychological areas too." Daren 
Fischer, a student currently enrolled in 
the course, states, "We are slaves to our 
school work. We often forget to take 
care of ourselves. This class gives us an 



opportunity to do that." 

Baker is very enthusiastic about the 
fitness program. He hopes to expand 
the program next semester by offering 
more classes which will accomodate a 
larger number of students. The class is 
offered twice a week from 3-4 p.m. in 
the weight room. The class includes 
stretch and flexibility exercises for the 
first 20 minutes, then a cardiovascular 
workout, usually running for 10-12 
minutes, and then moves to resistive 
types of exercises, which include light 
weight lifting in a circuit training 
system . 

The class is a great way to motivate 
yourself into creating an exercise pro- 
gram that will best suit your needs. 
Laurie Klenck, a graduating senior 
enrolled in the class states, "I really 
wish the college had something like this 
sooner. The class has helped me to 
establish an exercise routing that I like. 
I have more energy now than I ever 
have had before." 




BSAC AND BUSINESS DEPARTMENT 
WORK TO GET THINGS DONE 



BY: VIVIAN CALDERA 
The Business Students Advisory 
Council (BSAC) was established five 
years ago as an informal line of com- 
munication between business majors 
and minors and business faculty. 
Though in the past couple of years, 
BSAC has not had a great deal of ex- 
posure, it is becoming more well-known 
to the students this year. During the Fall 
semester of 1987, BSAC co-sponsord, 
alone with the business department, a 
Forum. The purpose of this was to not 
only convey important dates and events 
from the department, and give BSAC 
more publicity, but also to show that 
BSAC and the business department 
were able and willing to work together 
to get things done, A forum was held at 
both the Doheny and Chalon campus 
during which applications for board 
positions and copies of their constitu- 
tion were made available. 

The 1987-88 council members are Vi- 
vian Caldera and Caryn Ruiz, Senior 
representatives, Monica Quintero and 
Adrianne Sanchez, Junior represen- 
tatives, Alexia Frokop, Sophomore 
representative, Veronica Brooks, 
Freshman representative, and Cynthia 



Dodd, Doheny representative. 

On March 29, BSAC held its first 
public board meeting. The subjects in- 
cluded the BSAC newsletter, speakers 
planned for this semester, a social that 
will be held off-campus, and upcoming 
BSAC elections. Mrs. Whitman, the 
council's advisor, and Dr. Peter An- 
toniou were also present to answer ques- 
tions from students. Three concerns of 
the students were voiced. They concern- 
ed an advisor for business minors only, 
a new emphasis that may be added- 
finance, and having professors here 
later in the evening for those students 
who need advisement and are busy dur- 
ing the day. These three issues will be 
addr»*-s?d by the Business Department 
when BSAC presents them at the next 
faculty meeting. 

BSAC wants to encourage all 
freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to 
run for a position on the council next 
year. There are seven openings available 
and applications will be out May 2. The 
term is for one year-and begins in the 
Fall of 1988. It's a great way to meet 
people in the same major as yourself, 
and to also get to know the faculty bet- 
ter. 



WIDOWED MOM 'DREAM' 
ON THE MOUNT 



BY: DENISE GOOSBY 
The closeness of the Mount — the fact 
that everyone knows everybody 
else — makes us forget sometimes about 
the qualities and experiences that make 
others special. Like Racine King. 
King entered the Mount this year as a 



missing. She began to think about retur- 
ning to school. Ironically, an injury on 
the job brought King into contact with a 
Mount alumnae, who sparked King's 
interest into returning to school: 

"While I was hurt I met a physical 
therapist, Elizabeth Barret, who 




freshman. She had the same fears as 
any other new student. Will I fit in 
here? Can I handle my classes? All of us 
who go to the Mount have had to face 
these same questions. But with King, 
there was a difference. She entered the 
college not as some freckled-face 
teenager straight out of high school, but 
as a self-supporting widowed mother in 
her late 30's. King was taking a tremen- 
dous step: 

"I decided that I should take care of 
me now because I had taken care of so 
many others." 

Born in Chicago and raised in 
Milwaukee, King is the oldest of 13 
children. After high school, she received 
an A. A. degree in Executive Chef. Her 
life was increasingly hectic. Not only 
was she a Chef for the Hilton, Hyatt 
and other hotel chains, but she married 
her childhood sweetheart, too. Then her 
world began to collapse. 

All three of her children were born 
retarded — and she lost her husband to 
Hodgskins Disease. Incredibly, King 
was able to move forward. She left 
tragedy of the past behind and grasped 
on to the promise of the future. She had 
no choice: 

"After my husband died, 1 knew I 
had to get myself together. I had to help 
my kids and make sure they were taken 
care of. There was just too much to 
do." 

To support her family. King con- 
tinued to work as a chef. Although she 
worked hard at her job. something was 



graduated from the Mount," replied 
King. 

"She told me that I could go back to 
college with financial aid. I never even 
considerd that. It got me thinking." 

Thinking turned to action when King 
entered the Mount. She fondly recalls 
her first day on campus, unabashedly 
admitting that she was "just like a little 
kid." She was even more pleased by the 
reception she got from students and 
others and credits Bernadette Roberts, 
of the admissions office, for having 
faith in her. 

Yet, a special light appears in her eyes 
when asked about the students. 

I never feel alone here. The students 
are fantastic. I really admire them. They 
know so many things that I didn't know 
at their age. There's a closeness among 
the students. People go all out for you. I 
truly have a family here." 

Although King is involved in on- 
campus activities such as Spring Sing 
and off-campus endeavors like The 
Easter Star, she hopes to broaden her 
experiences by becoming a Mount Tour 
Guide and "adopting" a grandparent. 
Yet it is her dream — of becoming a 
nurse — that drives her to succeed and 
share: 

"Since I was seven years old, I always 
wanted to be a nurse," reflected King. 

"Before he died my husband en- 
couraged me to be a nurse— and to be a 
good one. I'm going to be the best 
damn nurse Mount St. Mary's ever 
had." 



PAGE 8 

A LA MODE 

BY: MONICA QUINTERO 

Bonjour, ciao, and hello to MSMC 
students, faculty and fashion lovers. I 
am here to communicate the new and 
dynamic trends of the fashion world. 
What is "La Mode" (Fashion)? 
Webster's dictionary defines fashion as 
a "manner of doing or making — a 
prevailing custom that is admired and 
imitated during a given period." 

It's an attitude. We all love to flip 
through pages of "Vogue," 
"Glamour," or "Elle" and browse 
through shops like Nordstroms or Saks. 
BUT FASHIONS CAN BE FOUND 
ANYWHERE. Fashion is fun, creative 
and YOU. 

You don't need a lot of money to 
look good. All you need is your own 
unique style and taste. So every month 1 
plan to give a fashion update, 
highlighting styles from around the 
world — and the campus. Look for me 
in your next copy of The View. 

Hello Summer! 

Fashion is fun, free and easy-going 
this summer of 1988. 

Shorter is the word that describes just 
about everything this summer — skirts, 
dresses, even pants in our out of the ci- 
ty. 

Where do you go for that extra pun- 
ch, that special ordinary element that 
gives a look its personality, its distinct 
style? You go straight to the accessories. 
That's what stands out. Now, what's 
bigger, bolder, more off-beat? Jewelry. 
Go crazy with jewelry. ..rhinestones... 
beads. . .jades. . .pearls. 

The style this summer means shape 
and fit. There are strapless, off-the- 
shoulder and one-armed shoulder tops. 
The key: SEXY. 

Swimwear: What's real hot? This 
seasons bathing beauties boast a bunch 
of scoops, straps, dips and plunges to 
suit your own swim shims. 

Enjoy your summer!!! 

Ciao Monica 




HISPANIC STUDENT 
ORGANIZATION FORMED 




BY: Maria Avila 

Recently, a questionnaire was sent 
out asking if there was a need to 
establish an organization for those who 
want to learn more about the hispanic 
culture. The response was overwhelm- 
ing and it lead to the formation of a new 
Mount organization: the Hispanic 
Students Organization. 

Currently, there are twenty-five 
members who meet on Thursday even- 
ings at 7 p.m. Annual dues are five 
dollars. The goals of H.S.O. are to 
enlighten people about the culture and 
to provide mutual support to all 
hispanic students. Another goal of 
H.S.O. is to encourage academic ex- 
cellence among its members. 

To fund the organization, the 
members are seeking contributions 
from merchants of hispanic origin. 
Their advisor is Gail Gresser who is the 
Director of Campus Ministry. The 
members are in the process of setting up 
speakers and activities for Siena Day 
and Cinco de Mayo. 



The organization's government 
system is quite different from a 
heirachial government like many of the 
other organizations here on campus. In- 
stead, HSO has a head chairperson who 
serves as a "supervisor" and overlooks 
all the other committees. 

There are four different committees 
in this organization. Which are: Educa- 
tional, Political, Social and Spiritual, 
each headed by a chairperson. The 
Educational committee is in charge of 
setting up programs, panels and events 
to promote understanding and 
knowledge of educational issues. The 
Political committee is in charge of trips, 
excursions and dances which, in turn, 
help to devolop unity among the 
members. The Spiritual committee pro- 
vides services and lectures for its 
members who are in need of spiritual 
support. 

This organization seems to have its 
act together. What it needs are people to 
join. HSO is opened to all students. 
You don't have to be of hispanic origin 
to join. 




CLASSIFIEDS 



Roach and Corazon: Happy 21sts. The 
Gang. 

S.B.: You remind me of theat pig in 
Animal Farm. L. 

M.Q.: How about two more years at 
Sarbonn? L.M. 

Corn: I am not a bimbo! I'm not! 
Laurel. 

Lima Bean: Slap! Go to the kitchen and 
get me a turkey pot pie! Milo. 

Juney Juney: Oh Juney Juney, Wai oh 
Wai oh Wai do fools fall in love with 
fools like you? 

Buzz: Where's your little red friend? 

Tinker: How's Jenny Craig? I want to 
hear some funky Dixieland... Cinder. 

Cinder: Did you notice the Johnny 
Rocket's flyer that says "We Deliver"? 
' i Id put "not all of them" 
underneath. Love, Smurfen 



L.I.: Say hi to Mickey for me. Watch 
out for Minnie, she's a fast one. S.B. 

Alexis: Kooch and Kooch's friend want 
to know why you like cheese so much. 
Anyway, try to keep your shoes 
on... Love, Blair. 

To the gang: Congratulations on surviv- 
ing Dynamo Week! Snow. 

MeMe: It's me. Hello, me. 

WaWa: It's not seventy, It's 
mouthwash. Corn. 

To the two nightmares of fifth floor: - 

Went shopping at Marshalls. bought a 
few thangs, summer. How's Paul? 
Gary's a definite Jerk, Hey Jules 
"Ter"! Love, Lana. 

I.ana: Thanks for keeping your clothes 
on during speeches. A. S.B. 

Alana: Whoever said money can't buy 
happiness didn't know where to shop. 
I unch ai Hard Rock? I'll have my peo- 
ple call your people. Ciao, Blair. 



PERSONALS 

Carla & Marina: Is it true? Leah Ann. 

CM & MS: How big was it? LAC 

CM, MS, LM, N: Hollywood Highland 
Forever! LAC. 

Lisa Martin: You are pretty incredible, 
going from Rags to Riches-but can you 
fix a car? Leah Ann. 

MS: "Coors is my life" Guess Who? 

DG: In response to your personal state- 
ment for a new potition: I'm interested 
in taking part in a lot of your new ac- 
tivities, but I'm not into crowds, if you 
know what I mean. Byron. 

Noel: "Mikey likes it!" From the per- 
son who caught you in the act. 

Fuvonka: I heard that Oprah is afraid 
of losing her job now that you can do it. 
Leah Ann. 

Bon & Tarn: Now no one will ever snag 
your stuff from the fridfgc, than 
Grandpa Bob! Lisa and Leah Ann