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Mornings are difficult times for 
many people. Alarm clock, shower, 
clothes — the same routine everyday. But 
there are things you can do to make it 
more exciting. And what could be a 
more welcoming wake-up than stepping 
into People's Market where the music is 
loud, and the coffee is hot? 

In the morning, the line at 
People's Market curves out the door and 
down the hall toward the Student Union 
Art Gallery. People's is famous for their 
fresh, delicious bagels and strong 
coffee. "Their coffee is the greatest," 
said Junior English major Kelly Palmer. 
"My favorite is Kalhua-flavored. Not 
only does it t taste good, but I swear it 
helps me study better!" 

While People's coffee is definitely 
a great study-aid and one of their most 

popular items, it's not the only thing 
people buy there. Peoples also sells a 
variety of pastry from Henion's bakery in 
Amherst. Things like chocolate chip 
croissants and sweet rolls are inviting 
treats (as well as wonderful coffee 
companions). Founded in 1973, People's 
Market is dedicated to providing a 
healthy food alternative for the univer- 
sity. Today, People's continues to strive 
toward this goal by offering natural, 
healthful foods at reasonable prices. The 
collective's motto is 

"People working for people." 
Twenty-seven students make sure that 
customers are satisfied and well-fed. 
Things like Ben and .Ten-y's ice cream and 
fresh fruit are quick snacks for between- 
class munchies.But beyond the treats. 
People's also tries to increase the social 

conscious of the university. A 
billboard by the cash register 
details a calendar of historical 
events that. Want to know what 
happened on this day 10 years 
ago? It just might be on the boar 
at People's. If you happen to be i 
the Student Union and hear 
Prince singing loudly, follow it. 
Chances are the music will lead 
you to the bounty of People's 

bv Carol Drzewianowski 

Photo by Jill Aordkian 


Pholobyjill Aordkian 



The sign says it all, "Good Hot 
Cheap Vege Food." Twenty years old 
this yeai\ Earthfoods was created in 
April 1976 by a group of students who 
wanted a place to get good organic 
vegetarian foods in a warm atmo- 

A non-profit collectively-run 
student business, Earthfoods lacks a 
managerial hierarchy. No one is a 
dishwasher, or a cook, or a manager. 
Everyone shares jobs. Committees 
take care of some of the duties 
necessary to keep things running 
smoothly like ordering foods, market- 
ing, and bookkeeping. 

Kennet Dall, a Senior BDIC 
major, laughingly explains, "I guess 
you could say we all have l/28th 
power. Decisions are made by consen- 
sus at weekly meetings. If everyone 
doesn't go for it, an idea is dropped." 

Open Monday through Friday 
for lunch from 1 1 :00 AM to 3:00 PM, 

Earthfoods serves between 300 and 
700 people a day. What attracts 
them? Organically grown rice and 
beans are served daily and can be 
bought for less than an dollar. On top 
of that, the menu includes a different 
entree, vegetable, soup, and dessert 

They try to keep the prices 
down, but that gets difficult at times. 
Eaithfoods makes a point of buying 
all their products from other collec- 
tives and cooperatives who share 
similar ethics and philosophies. 
That, as well as the relatively high 
cost of organically raised foods, 
sometimes forces them to charge 

A poster in tire Common- 
wealth Room encourages, "Keep in 
mind, if our entree isn't super-cheap, 
it's probably made with especially 
healthy, safe ingredients." 

People who eat at Basics flock 

to the Commonwealth Room. 
Students spread out books and get 
comfortable. Laughter and voices 
saturate the air to create an 
environment in which it is easy to 
wrap yourself. To quote the 
artwork that adorns the walls of the 
Earthfoods Commonwealth Room. 
"Earthfoods is Yummy!" 

bv L\nn M. Carrier 


Photo by Danielle Martin 

Photo by Danielle Carrivea; 

What is the one piece of 
Uterature that nearly every UMass 
student reads? You might think it 
is a work by Shakespeare, but you 
are wrong. Is it a great American 
author? No. It is not even the 
Housing Telecommunications Guide.. 
The Massachusetts Daily Collegain 
is read by nearly 25,000 people a 

And you know the people 
read them. Who has gone to lunch 
without seeing newspapers left on 
the tables? The Bluewall is littered 
with Collegians. Obviously stu- 
dents enjoy reading up on national 
and campus news, checking out a 
few of the many student-drawn 
comic strips in the newspaper, or 
completing the crossword puzzle. 

Sports editor, senior Jour- 
nalism major, Candace Flemming 
said that working for the Collegian 
is one of the most important things 

she has accomplished at UMass. 
"To be honest, it takes up a lot of 
time," she said, "But it's all worth 
it. You see everyone enjoying 
your hard work." 

Many students choose 
writing for New England's larg- 
est college daily paper over de- 
voting time to their school work. 
It is a tough choice, but depend- 
ing on your priorities it may be 
the right one. 

"Eniployers are going to 
want to see clips," said Michaels, 
"and working for the Collegian is 
a great way to build a portfolio." 

But Journalism majors 
are not the only ones who work 
for the Collegian. Students from 
all areas of interest are part of the 
paper. Marketing, photography, 
and graphic design are all impor- 
tant departments. Everything is 
dependent on everything else for 
a successful paper to be pro- 


According to editor-in-i 
chief, senior Journalism majori] 
Matt Vautour, the primary goalil 
of the Collegian is providing a.i 
top quality newspaper. The Col- 
legian strives to provide an openn 
forum for the opinions not onlyv 
of the UMass campus, but of thef 
surrounding communities as< 

Although there are few: 
things you can count on in life,', 
you know that every day theret 
will be a copy of the CoUegiant 
waiting for you. And you knowv 
that you can count on it for reli- 
able college journalism. 

Carol Drzewianowski 



Photo by Ken McDonald 

rhoto b\' Ken McDonald 

Native American music, 
la/z. blues, sports, news, 
jountry, and even polka — 
where can you find this kind 
of variety in one radio station? 
Look no further the U-Mass's 
DwnWMUA, 91.1 FM. 
Broadcasting 24 hours a day, 
365 days a year from their 
studios in the Campus Center, 
WMUA strives to provide 
alternative programming to 
the U-Mass community and to 
provide training to prospec- 
tive radio personnel. 

General Manager Brad 
Davidson, a Senior African- 
American and Legal Studies 
major explains, "This year, 
and every year, our goal is to 
l^rovide programming that you 
can't hear anywhere else. We 
want to provide true diversity, 
from music to talk shows." 

What exactly does 
"alternative programming" 
consist of? It includes any- 

thing students or community available in all aspects of broadcasting, 
members want to put on the air, from behind-the-scenes tasks, to the 
such as "Body, Mind, and actual broadcast itself. Working at 

Healing," a talk show covering WMUA is a stepping stone for many 
alternative health practices, and students wishing to enter professional 
"Undercurrents," a progressive broadcasting. 

WMUA has been broadcasting 
since 1948, creating a large alumni 
base. Siegel said, "We have graduates 
working at CNN, Madison Square, 
NBC — it is really gratifying to see 
people leave WMUA with skills, and 

political talk show. 

Approximately 100 
students and community 
members who work at WMUA 
provide an array of program- 
ming to the Pioneer Valley. 

Advisor Glenn Siegel says, "It's go out into the work and build on those 

exciting to share with the 
Connecticut River Valley all 
this great music that doesn't get 
hear anywhere else." 

One of the best features of 
WMUA is its easy accessibility 
to students and other commu- 
nity members. Anyone who 
wants to get on the air can — 
they just need to attend three 
general membership meetings. 
WMUA provides the training 
needed to get started on the 
radio, free of dues. Training is 

skills. We have alums broadcasting all 
over the country and all over the 

by Tainar Carrol 

In 1976, ALAN A was 
formed to support, educate, and 
empower African, Latino{a), 
Asain, and Native American 
students. They comprise a little 
under 20 percent of the univer- 
sity population. In its own 
words, ALANA concerns itself 
with iissues that pertain to the 
needs of ALANA students at the 
university and concerns regard- 
ing issues of ethnicity, culteral 
diversity, and unity among 
different campus communities.! 

It also helps to coordinate 
and support the other ALANA 
organizations on campus. Some 
are well-known like the Black 
Student Union. Others are less 
well-known like Hui Hawaii 
Ohana, the Armenian Student 

Club, and the Society of His- 
panic Engineers. In all, there are 
about 30 such organizations. 

"The best part about 
ALANA is that it teaches you 
abokut other cultures," com- 
ments Try Sek, Senior education 

One of the most important 
aspects of ALANA is the 
ALANA caucus — a part of the 
Student Senate. Senate rules 
state that at least 1 3 percent of 
the senate must be made up of 
ALANA students. A key issue 
facing representatives this year is 
the resurfacing of issues around 
the 1992 ALANA Agreement. 
The agreement is concerned with 
ALANA issues throughout the 
university, from administration 

and faculty to admission 
processes and costs. The 
hope is to make U-Mass a 
more diverse, minority 
friendly campus. 

ALANA also sponsors 
guest lectures throughout thu; 
year. The first of those 
lectures happened at an inter- 
tribal pow-wow that the 
organization helped to facilii 
tate. Along with music, 
dancing, and crafts. Dr. 
Cornel Pewewardy spoke. A\ 
Kiowa/Comanche skilled ati 
the traditional flute, 
Pewewardy skoke about the; 
use of Native Americans in 
logos, trademarks, and as 

ALANA helps to ensuri 
that issues which should noti 
be overlooked at the univer-- 
sity are not. It adds a 
dimention to the education a) 
students here — a dimension 
that might be lacking in the 

Senior Jean Pacifico, a 
psychology major, sums it all 
up, "ALANA contributes to 
greater understantding of thet 
different cultures throughouti 
U-Mass. You get to know 
people not just for what they 
are, but who they are as 
people. It is an important 
lesson to learn." 

bv Rebecca Sozanski 

Photo bvlillAordkian 



Photo by Loretta Kwan 

Photo b\ I orctta kuan 

Tlie Asian American Student 
Association (AASA) was founded 
26 yeai"s ago to promote the needs 
of Asian and Asian American 
students. Our purpose is to create a 
supportive atmosphere for all 
Asian and Asian American 
students. The Asian/Asian Ameri- 
can population has sky-rocketed in 
the past few years and now is the 
lai'gest ininority on campus. 
AASA now has 1 20 students 
active in their organization. To tliis 
very day, AASA has consistently 
put on quality progi'amming. be it 
social, political, or educational 

This year, AASA will be 
putting on the eleventh annual 
Asian Night progi"am. Last year, 
the Asian Night brousht in 1,500- 

2,000 people for one night of 
perfoiTTicUices which delighted the 
audience with sights of skits, 
comedians, a Chinese Lion dance, 
a drummer troupe, a Hawaiian 
Hula Dance, and a traditional and 
contemporary fashion show; tastes 
which included many different 
ethnic crecitions; and sounds, both 
traditional and contemporary. The 
joyous festival ended with a dance 
to close the seven liour festival. 
AASA became politically 
involved with the negotiations with 
tlie re-opening of the new United 
Learning Resource Center and the 
United Asia Cultural Center. The 
United Lccuning Resouire Center 
is devoted to academic tutorial and 
counseling. The United Asia 
Cultural Center, based in the 

basement of the Worcester Dining 
Commons, strives to provide 
events for the wide diveree popula- 
tion of UMass. These two centers 
ai-e tme foundations to all Asian, 
Asian American Students and die 
greater UMass community. 

AASA is veiy grateful in 
paiticipating with adminisQ-ation in | 
helping out with the needs of 
Asian and Asian American 

by-John Wong and Marc V. 


Photo bv Lorin Zirm 

"Pretending to be straight is 
no way to live," says Jon Beck, 
senior English major. "If people 
are Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual, 
they don't have to pretend. 
There are resources out there." 

The Lesbian, Bisexual Gay 
Alliance, or LBGA, is one of 
those resources. Its purpose is to 
give students a place to interact 
with one another, to help them 
develop sense of self-concept, 
and to facilitate the coming out 
process. It also provides educa- 
tional services to the community, 
to dispel myths and misconcep- 

Students can take advan- 
tage of the Alliance's office 
which provides a safe place for 
students to hang out and be 

themselves. They can also 
attend weekly meetings, a bi- 
rap group or a group for 
coming out issues. Or they 
can drop in on Let's Talk 
About Sex Baby, a group that 
covers a wide range of 
topics, from safe sex to sex 
and disabilities to toys. 

The Alliance works 
alongside the Stonewall 
Center, an organization 
formed in 1985 by the 
administration to combat 
homophobia on campus. 
The Center's namesake is 
the Stonewall Rebellion that 
took place in Greenwich 
Village, New York, in the 
summer of 1969. Police 
conducted a routine raid on 

the Stonewall Inn, a club 
frequented mostly by Black , 
and Latino drag queens. 
What ensued was a three day 
long riot, when those at the 
club decided to resist. This 
marks the beginning of the 
Gay Liberation Movement in 
the United States. A year 
later, the first Gay support 
Association (a predecessor to 
the LBGA) was formed at 

The Chancellor estab- 
lished a task force recently to 
investigate Gay issues on 
campus. Things can always 
be improved, but the adminis- 
tration here is very concerned 
with Gay issues. 

h\ Rt'hecca Sozcinski 


Hdtig Gliding Clulf 

Ever wonder how the birds 
make flying look so easy? Accord- 
ing to the members of the U-Mass 
Hangliding Ckib, flying is just as 
easy as it looks! All it takes is 
determination, commitment, and 
the will to be daring. It is all made 
possible by dedicated students who 
could not imagine doing anything 
else but taking to the sky. 

Senior computer science 
major Dan Glauser, this year's 
president, expressed enthusiasm, 
"We're not just about flying. We're 
i?ilso about having a great time." 
i Executive officer Owen 

,3intis also expressed the same 
'feeling. He said, "Once you start, 
you become addicted. There's no 
bther way to describe it." 

Besides weekly general 
.Tieetings, the club plans weekly 

trips to the Morningside Flight 
Park in New Hampshire where 
beginners receive one-on-one 
instructions by certified gliders. 
They teach members all they need 
to learn about controlling a glider, 
and help them prepare for the 
time when assistance will no 
longer be needed. Two days is all 
a beginner needs to become 

Since most beginners 
usually become addicted to the 
challenge of flight, most return to 
complete their certification for 
level one rating, which means a 
member can fly solo. Since the 
club owns 12 of their own gliders, 
equipment is not an issues and all 
costs are covered through pay- 
ments bv the students. 

Christine Maginnis, a 
Junior NAREST and Anthro- 
pology major is the secretary 
of the club. She puts the 
whole experience of 
hangliding into perspective, 
"People in general have a 
fascination with flight, and 
nothing gives you more of a 
rush than when your feet 
come off the earth. It's such a 
physical and emotional 

For those who dare 
seek a true challenge, the 
opportunity has always been 
the Hangliding Club — a place 
to experience the challenge of 
a lifetime. 

/)V Valerie Kostaras 

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Photo by Lorin Zinter 

UMass celebrates the 
diversity of students on campus. 
What makes this happen? How, on 
a campus of more than 20.000 
people, does one get a message 
across? Organizations like the 
Black Student Union (BSU) help 
to do it. 

The BSU assists other 
African- American organizations 
on campus. They act as an 
umbrella for all other groups by 
helping with event funding, and 
providing an extra hand when 
groups are short on help. 

Another important duty 
that the BSU takes on is providing 

academic support as a mediator to 
African-American students who 
may have difficulty communicating 
with professors. 

Developing recruitment, 
providing policy review, and 
assisting in retention for black 
students shows that the BSU 
provides the vital function of being 
an administrative body who works 
with the deputy chancellor, the 
chancellor, and other administrative 

Because the BSU is such a 
strong leadership organization, 
members often branch out to other 
leadership roles in other campus 
organizations. It also helps provide 

valuable skills for the jobs people enteri 
after graduation. 

by Carol Drzewianowski 


New World Theatre 

For more thari two de- 
cades. New WORLD Theater has 
blurred the Unes between profes- 
sional and community, arts and 
politics, and scholarship and activ- 
ism. Each year brings exciting new 
work to educate and entertain the 

Through New WORLD'S 
two seasons a year, the pinnacles 
are original production chosen ei- 
ther from the multicultural reper- 
tory, or an entirely new work. Pro- 
ductions involve not only students, 
but professionals as well. 

This year brought works 
like Underseige Stories by Keith 
Antar Mason, R. A. W. by Diana Son 
and Combination Skin by Lisa 
[ones (a collaboration between the 

Smith College Theater Depart- 
ment and New WORLD Theater), 
and A Laying of Hands by 
Michele Maureen Verhoosky to U- 

Some of the more famous 
acts New WORLD Theater has 
brought include Urban Bush 
Women, Spiderwoman Theater, 
Tadashi Suzuki, and the Native 
American Theater Ensemble. 

But beyond the stage. 
New WORLD engages in other 
theatrical efforts as well. It has 
spearheaded a regional theater ini- 
tiative with the formation of a 
partnership with the New En- 
gland Foundation for the Arts, 
Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion of 

Boston, Rites and Reasons Theater 
of Providence, RI, and the U-Mass 
Theater Department. This initiative 
has helped new works by play- 
wrights of color spring to life 
through grants and commission- 

As a division of the Fine 
Arts Center, New WORLD Theater 
provides a valuable outlet not only 
for playwrights and actors, but also 
for those of us who want to under- 
stand other cultures. New WORLD 
Theater helps bring our commu- 
nity together, and shows all that the 
theater has to offer. 

by Carol Drzewianowski 

Photo by Dru Abrams 

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Imagine this: One afternoon you 
are reading the Collegian in the 
Bluewall. Looking over the ads. you 
see a concert announcement for a show 
you would give your right arm to see! 
You need to get tickets, and you need 
them before the show sells out. Where 
do you go? 

No, don't call Ticket Master. 
Don't run to some record store. All you 
need to do is take a walk to Tix 
Unlimited, right here at the UMass 
Student Union. 

Tix Unlimited is a non-profit, 
student-run co-operative operating 
since 1983. It handles money and ticket 

sales for all Register Student 
Organization (RSO) events, as 
well as many off-campus shows at 
venues like Pearl Street Nightclub 
and some Five-College events. 

This year, Tix has been 
swarmed with people buying 
tickets for such big name acts as 
the Dave Matthews Band, 311, 
Ani DiFranco, and the Black 

The prime location allows 
fans to buy their tickets between 
classes, or while waiting in line to 
buy stamps at the post office. 

Not only is Tix a concert 

ticket selling machine, it also 
helps out with campus events like 
dances and movies. The next time 
you find yourself dancing the 
night away in the Campus Center, 
your dee-jay could be from Tix. 

Tix is a cash-only basis that 
operates five days a week. So next 
time your favorite band plays a 
show in the area, you know where 
to go — right down the hall to Tix 

by Carol Drzewianowski 

Photo by Lorin Zinter 

I'lioto by Lorin Zintel 


Photo by Dru Abrams 

Last spring, the fate of the 
UMass Spring Concert, which Uni- 
versity Productions and Concerts has 
produced since 1981, was up in the 
air. UPC"s budget was cut and it 
didn"t look good for the annual event 
that so many students looked for- 
ward to for so many years. But peti- 
tions and hard work ensured that 
Spring Concert found itself onto 
campus pond lawn for yet another 

But UPC is responsible for 
more than just Spring Concert. This 
year they brought such acts as Battle 
of the Bands, DJ Clue, the band 3 1 1 
and singer Faith Evans to UMass. 
UPC tries to book musicians from 
all genres of music to please the di- 
\ erse tastes of our campus, as well 

as trying to increase people's un- 
derstanding of women's issues and 
issues related to people of color. 

Group members are 
trained in various aspects of the 
music industry. These include han- 
dling hospitality, promotion, ad- 
vertising, stage crew, security, and 
booking talent. 

This year UPC focused 
on building up the waning budget 
in order to book better acts onto 
campus. They secured grants from 
other RSOs and got organizations 
to advertise at UPC events. 

Senior Communications 
major Jason Kleimold, the talent 
co-ordinator, pointed out that in all 
the years of UPC's existence, the 
budget has remained the same 

amount, while costs have gone up. 

According to Kleimod, 
years ago UPC was able to bring big- 
name acts like the Allman Brothers 
and the Grateful Dead. But famous 
musicians now demand more money. 
"Talent and production costs are go- 
ing up. while our budget is going 
down," he said. 

"In my years at UMass, Tve 
seen a lot of ups and downs," said 
Kleimold, "I'd like to see UPC in a 
safe state when I leave. We have to 
get UMass back into UPC." 

bv Carol L. Drzewianowski 



Who hasn't complained about 
rising tuition, fees, and housing 

Who hasn't read an tu"ticle 
about the high cost of education 

Who doesn't know someone 
who was forced to leave UMass 
because it was impossible to pay 
for the year? 

We all deal with financial aid 
problems, and argue with clerks in 
the Bursiir's office. While most of 
us probably think that greedy ogres 
of higher education are out solely to 
drain our pockets, it is important to 
realize that organization exist on 
this campus to help keep tuition 
hikes low, if not non-existent. 

Students formed Students 
Advocating Financial Aid (SAFA) in 
1980 in response to the university's 
budget cuts. This group continues to 
fight for our rights as students for a 
quality, affordable education. 

Each year more than 50 
students receive training in lobbying 
techniques to aid them when they 
travel to Washington DC in the 
spring. This trip to the nation's 
capital proves that students care 
about their education as they lobby 
Congress for three days. 

Not only is the lobbying 
experience a valuable one, the 
students also learn about policy 
analysis. This enables them to 
discuss the importance of financial 

aid with members of Congress. 

Legislators listen to students'^j 
personal stories to learn how badly 
other students need financial aid. 
Sometimes people who are removeci; 
from a situation can't understand it 
unless they are told how people's 
lives are really affected. 

SAFA believes that financial 
aid is necessiu"y to producing a 
nation of educated, politically-awarm 
students. How can we have an 
educated nation if so many students s 
can't afford college? This is the gapp 
that SAFA tries to bridge. 

by Carol Drzewianowski 



Photo bv Lvnn Caniur 

What generates over a 
quarter of a million dollars in rev- 
nue each year, supplies 160 jobs, 
nd makes the UMass campus a 
Iwell place to be? The answer is 
tudent-run businesses. They pro- 
vide goods and servies to the uni- 
i ersity community, while giving 
Imployees valuable skills to take 
p the world after graduation. 
1 Student-run businesses 

Ike People's Market, Earthfoods, 
Sreen-O, Campus Design and 
I'opy, Tix Unlimited, and the Bike 
^o-op all started with an idea and 
little bit of help from the Center 
ar Student Business (CSB). 

Under the direction of 
vatja Hahn D'Errico, CSB is stu- 

dent-staffed and student-man- 
aged. It strives to educate work- 
ers and prepare them for the cor- 
porate world in a way that is not 
found elsewhere on campus. 

CSB organizations are co- 
operative management teams. 
Each individual is equally impor- 
tant in the decision making pro- 
cess. Everyone has his or her say. 
A student business is a safe place 
to try new ideas and take risks be- 
cause the university supports 
you. But all members must take 
ownership in the business to en- 
sure financial security as well as 
the integrity of the firm. 

Often, co-operative busi- 

nesses on campus maintain a 
aren't focussed on making a 
profit. People's Market, for ex- 
ample, sells no meat and does no 
business with companies that 
test on animals. 

There is a sence of com- 
munity in these establishments, 
both among emplyees and be- 
tween employees and customers. 

Customers get what 
they want without compromis- 
ing their sence of moral correct- 
ness. Workers are paid to do 
something fun and helps pro- 
mote better business practices. 

bv Rebecca Sozanski 



Ui'nMAT£ Frissss 

Photo by Lynn Carrier 

Photo b\ L\ nn (_arr 

Frisbees, Frisbees in the air, 
Frisbees. Frisbees. every- 

"It's the most spectacular 
sport there is." said Marlow 
Knipes. a Sophomore anthropology 
and plant and soil science major. 
■'It's not like sports with a ball that 
can just go straight or fall. It can 
curve or float, and there's a lot of 
frantic running involved." 

Ultimate Frisbee is a trendy 
sport nowadays. It is also one of the 
newest. Many people don't even 
know how the game is played. 
Considered a cross between 
football and soccer. Ultimate 
Frisbee involves two teams. The 
playing field is 120 yards long, 
with 25-yard end-zones at each end. 
Play begins with a pull, which is 
analogous to a kickoff in football. 
The other team receives the throw, 
and then tries to pass up the field to 

score. Players are not allowed to run 
with the Frisbee, but they still do 
plenty of running to get into position. 
If the player holds the Frisbee for 
more than 10 seconds, or if Frisbee 
hits the ground, there is a turnover. 

Ultimate Frisbee is non- 
contact, and there are no referees. 
Although "no contact" means that 
there are no actual plays that require 
contact, there is still plenty of 
scuffling out on the field. 

The UMass Ultimate Frisbee 
team is a club that meets everyday of 
the week, except Friday. The Spring 
brings competitions between 
colleges, starting at a sectional level 
and moving up to the national level. 
In the fall, competition is between 
whoever wants to play, from teams 
like UMass to professionals. 

"It was really exciting to go to 
competition this fall — to be at the 
same field where New York and 
Boston were playing," said Knipes. 

"They are the best teams out there." 
Sectional competition for Fall 
1996 took place the weekend of 
October fifth. Games were played to 
13 points, and usually ran about an 
hour and ten minutes. UMass got to 
play five games and have some great 
times before they were eliminated. 
In the 1989 movie. Say Any- 
thing.... John Cusack declares 
kickboxing "the sport of the future," 
but we haven't heard much about that 
lately. It seem that the sport of the 
1990s — if not the future — is Ultimate 

As Knipes said, "There's a 
reason why they call it "ultimate.' It i; 
the ultimate in athletic competition. 

b\ Rebecca Sozanski 


Ski Club 

"Passionate, that's pretty much 
what comes to mind when I think of 
the Ski Club, "comments junior 
chemical engineering major Bart 
Yost, "This club never stops at try- 
ing to have the most fun at the low- 
est cost." The UMass Ski Club, one 
of UMass' largest and most diverse 
student groups, runs entirely on the 
notion that skiing and snowboaiding 
can always be cheaper and more ex- 
citing. To prove it, they provide stu- 
dents of UMass and the Valley with 
over twenty trips each year to Jack- 
son Hole, Quebec, Jamaica, Mt. 
Snow, and Killington, just to name a 
few. But they do not stop there. They 
run Western Massachusetts' largest 
ski sale with over one million dol- 
lars in merchandise every November, 
two semi-annual mountain bike sales, 
and a Learn-to Ski/Board Day trip 
each December, that is one of the 
Northeast's largest. 

The fun of skiing and 
snowboarding is amplified with the 
Ski Club. With fifty to a hundred 
people taking part in the same activ- 
ity, students can get a real sense of 
excitment that is not possible alone. 

The Ski Club also seems to be the 
perfect place for all levels of skiers. 
Erica Tackach, a sophomore biology 
major, says, "It's not like we're great 
skiers out here, but we're having so 
much fun it doesn't matter!" Their 
immemsely popular weekend geta- 
ways to Quebec probably best exem- 
plify their free-spirited approach. 
Half of last year's 175 particiapnts 
made it out to the mountains on Sun- 
day despite the fact they were up until 
4 AM at Club Chez Dagobert with 
the Quebecois locals. 

Running this many trips to 
so many places has its economic re- 
wards for the clubs as well. Since 
they have an immense membership, 
they can demand lower prices at re- 

sorts and mountains, where individuals 
and other clubs cannot. For example, 
their Learn to Ski/ Board Day goes for 
twenty-five bucks and includes lift, les- 
son, bus, breakfast and lunch. "I can 
spend up to seventy dollars for just on a 
day of skiing, including lift ticket, food, 
and gas if I go without the club," says 
Matt Vargas, a fourth year member. Also 
the profits they raise from their three 
sales generate enough revenue to fuilher 
reduce trip costs for members. "We sub- 
sidize from ten dollars on day trips, up 
to fifty dollars on big trips like Quebec," 
Arik Colbath, UMSC president proudly 

article coiiresty of UMass Ski Club 

Outing Club 

With approximately 500 
members, the UMass Outing Club is 
the largest outing club on the east 
coast. It is also the second oldest 
RSO, and its many generations of 
members have kept busy kayaking, 
cross-country skiing, mountaineer- 
ing, hiking, ice climbing, caving and 
canoeing all over the east coast, and 
in some cases, around the world. 

For a $10 fee, members of 
the Outing Club are entitled to rent 
everything they need for a trip for a 
mere $ 1 from the club's well-stocked 
locker in the student union. A huge 
variety of equipment is available to 
Outing Club members at very low 
cost, ranging from canoes and kay- 
aks to backpacks and sleeping bags. 

Each weekend at least two 
to three trips are offered, in a range 

of activities as well as difficulty level. 
On an average fall weekend, for ex- 
ample, a group of 10-20 members 
may head out caving, while another 
group will hit the water to canoe, and 
still another travel to the White 
Mountains to hike and see foliage. 
One of the most remem- 
bered trips of the year is always 
Newcomer's Weekend. At the start 
of evei7 semester, 20-30 new mem- 
bers travel to the club's rustic cabin 
in Bethlehem, New Hampshire for a 
weekend of hiking and getting to 
know each other. For many members, 
this trip is the beginning of friend- 
ships that will remain intact through- 
out their years at UMass and for 
many years after that. Gabarro said, 
"It's a great club and I have met some 
of my best friends through this club." 

Perhaps the best part of tha 
Outing Club is the sense of commuti 
nity its members feel it instills 
Townsend explained, "It's definite]]! 
a community feeling - there's always 
people around to help you and whci 
have similar interests as you.' 

by Tamar Carroll 

Photos h\ Aaron Ecvles 


Student Organization 

Please don"t confuse them 
ith Satiinists. Or with practitioners 
f Black Magic. Or with people 
ho like to sacrifice animals or ba- 
les. These common misconcep- 
ons have nothing to do with real 

"We don't even have a con- 
ept of the devil in our religion." 
iid member Ben Jackson, "That is 
Christian concept, not a Pagan 
ne." And as member Melissa Grant 
.lid, "The main idea in Paganism is 
lat you can do whatever you want, 
s long it doesn't hurt anyone else, 
his automatically prevents us from 
oing many of the things that ste- 
;otypes have us doing." 

So what do Pagans do? Well. 
rst it seems important to establish 
xactly what Pagans are. They in- 
lude varied ti^aditions. among them 
Vicca (witchcraft), Asatru (Norse 
'aganism), Druidism (Celtic Pagan- 
;m). Individual beliefs vary, but are 
haracterized by polytheism, a rev- 
rence for nature, and behef in non- 
uthoritarian religion. It is impor- 
ant to note that the extent of indi- 
idual polytheism varies, with some 
iractitioners actually believing in 
nany gods and goddesses, while 
ithers see a common divine power 
nanifested in all things (pantheism). 
Hiis divine influence will have both 
nale and female attributes, 
)ftentimes tending to be more god- 
less oriented. It is also important 
note that the Pagans ai-e not go- 
ng to come knocking at your door; 
hey do not recruit, and believe that 
:very person has the right to believe 
n whatever kind of a divine force 
s right for them. 

fThe UMass Pagans is a group 
edicated to educating the Univer- 
ity community about Paganism, 
and to providing a place for people 
interested in Paganism (whether old 

Photd h\ Lcriii /iiilci 

practitioners or newcomers) to 
meet with others holding com- 
mon beliefs or with common 
questions. They hold meetings 
every Sunday night, and keep the 
location of these meetings posted 
in their office, room 409 in the 
Student Union. In this office, 
they also keep a small but good 
library. They observe all Neo- 
Pagan holidays, including the sol- 
stice and the equinox, and differ- 
ent lunar cycles. This fall, dur- 
ing the festival of the harvest, 
they went on a retreat for the 
weekend to New Hampshire. 

Perhaps the best way to 
learn about any religion is to ob- 
serve the actual practice of it. As 
part of a program offered in 
McNamara, in Sylvan, four lucky 
souls had the opportunity to take 
part in a celebration of the new 
moon with Ben and Melissa. 
Contrary to what some of us 
feared, it was not at all scarry. We 

stood in a small circle in the field 
between Sylvan and Orchcird Hill. 
We burned candles and incense, and 
took time to think about things we 
needed help with in our lives. Cer- 
tain ritual acts were performed, 
such as the use of salt and water to 
purify the circle. Afterwards, we 
ate some "cakes and ale" to help 
reconnect us to the physical world 
(actually, it was more like, "lemon- 
lime drink and Goldfish Crackers"). 
When one participant said that he 
had not really felt anything, the 
leaders said it was okay; Paganism 
is not for everyone. 

by Rebecca Anne Sozanski 

Photos b\ Justine Breniian 

"We're women helping 
women. That's our purpose," ex- 
plains senior psychology major 
Yuland Daley when asked about the 
Everywoman's Center. 

Founded in 1972, the 
Everywoman's Center is one of the 
oldest and largest campus-based 
women's centers in the country. Ev- 
ery year, over 15,000 women from 
UMass and the surrounding areas 
make use of services provided free 
of charge by the Center. 

The Everywoman's Center 
is staffed by 150 student and com- 
munity volunteers, in addition to its 
professional counselors and admin- 
istrators. Operating out of two loca- 
tions, Wilder Hall and Nelson House, 
these volunteers are trained to pro- 
vide a wide range of services to 

In striving to fulfill its mis- 
sion of "empowering women to take 

full control of their lives", the 
Everywoman's Center sponsors edu- 
cational workshops and forums on 
issues facing women today, includ- 
ing such topics as violence against 
women, food/body images, and sexu- 
a 1 i t y . 

The Everywoman's Center 
also acts as an information bank, 
opening its library of newsletters, 
publications, and books concerning 
women's issues to the public. 

Volunteer staff facilitate 
support groups on a variety of issues, 
including child sexual abuse survi- 
vors, self-esteem/assertiveness for 
women, and women and divorce. 
Counselors are also available to help 
women work through problems they 
are facing. 

In addition to the services 
listed above, the Everywoman's Cen- 
ter runs a 24-Hour Rape Crises 
Hotline. Volunteers are trained to 

help women cope with their feelingi: 
to inform them of their medical ami 
legal options, and to help them finii 
appropriate counselinji 

Director Carol Wallace 
said, "The most exciting part ci 
working at the Everywoman's Ceri 
ter is the opportunity to really makk 
a difference for women on campus.s 

bv Tamar Carroll 


Photo h\ Lorlii Zitttcr 

"As a senior." said commu- 
ications major Susan Nasberg. "I 
v'ant to let other people know what a 
Teat experience Hillel was for me. 
' made some really good friends." 
Nestled among the frat houses 
■n North Pleasant Street, the Hillel 
touse works together with the Hillel 
ISO on campus to provide a place 
or Jewish students to come together, 
)Oth for worship and to make friends. 
Although many members were 
volved in youth groups before col- 
ege, many others found Hillel a good 
:)lace to begin an active participation 
jn Jewish affairs. It is easy to get in- 
volved- everyone is welcome at 
j;vents. The services held by the 
iHouse on holidays are popular 
Ijimong students living away from 
liome. Active year-round, Hillel also 
holds weekly Shabbat services and 
pinners on Friday nights. The ser- 
vices are led either by a Rabbi, by 
Professor Julian Lester of the Judaic 
Studies Department, or by students 
themselves. Starting in the fall of 
|1996, students on the UMass meal 

plan do not have to pay for Friday 
night dinners. Students are also wel- 
come at brunch on Sunday mornings. 

Hillel is not just about the reli- 
gious aspects of Judaism. Ivana 
Kurian, a sophomore liberal arts ma- 
jor, was the group's social chair for 
the 1996-97 school year. "We want 
people to know that what we do here 
is not all serious religious stuff," she 
said, "We don't want people to be 
scared away. We have a lot of fun 

A council of student leaders 
makes decisions at weekly meetings 
regarding what path the group will 
follow. Hillel sponsors a ten-day trip 
to Israel each winter, where students 
meet up with other college students 
from across the United States. Hillel 
is also affiliated with AIPAC, the 
American Israeli Political Commit- 
tee. AIPAC is a non-partisan politi- 
cal group that lobbies for Israeli is- 
sues in the United States and in Is- 
rael. Socially speaking, a range of 
activities take place each week, from 
lectures to movies to parties. Each 

week, the a cappella singing group 
Kolot meets, as does an Israeli dance 
group. The Jewish Living Commu- 
nity, located in the Hillel House, pro- 
vides a place for a small number of 
students to live with others of a com- 
mon faith and background. "I love 
living here," declared Sharon 
Katkow, a sophomore with an unde- 
clared major, "The people really 
make you feel welcome." 
Members all have high praises 
of the group. "I highly recommend 
that students get involved," said 
sophomore BDIC candidate Joshua 
Crane, "It's a great way to keep in- 
volved with religion and make 
friends and have lots of fun at the 
same time." 

bv Rebecca Anne Sozanski 



The Progressive Organiza- 
tion for Women's Equal Rights, or 
P.O.W.E.R., is working hard this year 
to educate both students and faculty 
about women's issues. They have 
focused primarily on organization 
and education in 1996, but plan to 
take stronger action in "97. 
Under the leadership of Laura 
Royse. a women's studies major. 
P.O.W.E.R.'s biggest accomplish- 
ment this year was the National 
Young Women's Day of Action rally 
that they held on October 24. Here 
they had guest speakers on such top- 
ics as self defense, breast cancer, 
sexuality, and the role of women in 
the Student Government Association. 
Even this, however, was not the over- 
whelming success that P.O.W.E.R. 
was hoping for. Following the rally, 
they received a great deal of nega- 
tive feed back for not including the 
issues of w omen of coloi Due to this 

reaction, as well as the fact that it has 
traditionally been regarded as only a 
white women's group, P.O.W.E.R. is 
working hard to include the issues of 
all women in their agenda. Charlotte 
Capagna, a dedicated member, wants 
everyone to know that, "P.O.W.E.R. 
is an open forum for ALL women to 
discuss the issues facing them. It's 
important that all women, and even 
men, know that they're welcome 
here, and that we try to address ev- 
ery one's issues." 
As of now, P.O.W.E.R. has one 
major activity scheduled for the 
spring. Royse is planning a trip to 
Brookline, Massachusetts where her 
group can participate in the heated 
pro-choice versus pro-life debate. 
According to Royse, "basically what 
happens is, people on both sides of 
the issue yell at each other outside of 
the abortion clinic." She expects this 
to be an enlightening experience for 

all involved. 

This organization spent the 
first weeks of school trying to gain 
more members through advertise- 
ment. The response to their attempts 
has been adequate since they aver- 
age fifteen people at their weekly 
meetings, and have about eight dedi- 
cated members. 

More members, however, are 
wanted and welcome. 

b\ Keri-y Brennan 

Photo h\ Jill Aonlkiau 

When most students picture 
a club at UMass, images of physi- 
cally challenging activities such as 
skiing, hang gliding or hiking usu- 
ally come to mind. Then again, some 
may think of organizations as hav- 
ing cultural or political ties. Many 
overlook the fact that there are some 
clubs that retain a more subtle tone. 
The English Club is one of them. 

The English Club claims resi- 
dency within Bartlett Hall, where 
meetings are held weekly. This 
unique club is open to all, freshmen 
through seniors, grad students and 
professors. The atmosphere is sooth- 
ing, a place where students can find 
a peaceful retreat from the rugged 
everyday pace of college life. 
Though the majority of the fifteen 
members ai'e English majors, they are 
open to anyone with the same inter- 
ests, such as a willingness to shai'e a 
piece of writing, read a poem, or talk 
openly about what is on their mind. 

There are four officers who or- 
ganize meetings and plan events. 
They are led by president Drew 
Johnson, a senior English major. 

Other officers include vice-president 
and senior English major Michael 
Nam, secretary and junior English 
major Alyssa Kawczyk, and treasurer 
and senior English major Wendy J. 
M e 1 i s . 

One way that the club encour- 
ages students to contribute their writ- 
ing is through the publication of 
"Jabberwocky." Michael Nam ex- 
plains, "It is a collection of stories 
and poems submitted by UMass stu- 
dents, and members of the English 
Club choose what is actually pub- 
1 i s h e d . " 

Drew Johnson also expresses 
his enthusiasm about the club, and 
hopes to be able to get a group down 
to the famous Walden Pond, where 
Henry David Thoreau lived and com- 
posed his works. "This club is about 
relaxing and sharing our common in- 
terests," he explains. 

Readings by candlelight are a 
favorite pastime of the English Club. 
They encourage new freshmen to 
come to share with "Fresh Poetry," 
which aims at getting newcomers to 
open-up and share their words. An- 

other highlight for the club is the 
maintenance of their coffee cart, 
which can be found inside of Bartlett 
Hall each morning, and helps give 
early bird students a boost in the 
The English Club is definitely 
something that should not be over- 
looked. It is low-key, but the energy 
created by the dedicated members is 
not to be missed. Through the stu- 
dents" love of writing and literature 
as an ait, the club stands as proof of 
the amazing diversity of interests that 
there is at UMass. 

by Valerie Kostaras 



Founded in 1969 by a group of 
students concerned by the fact that 
WMUA was not providing enough 
diversity in its programming, the 
Black Mass Communications Project 
(BMCP) is one of the oldest and larg- 
est registered student organizations 
on campus. Its mission is to serve 
the ALANA community here at the 
University, by assuring them ad- 
equate representation in mass media 
and by providing them with job op- 

"People interested in the com- 
munications industry can gain both 
experience and connections," said 
sophomore STPEC and African- 
American studies major Bannettt 
Endale, who acts as the 
organization's general manager. 
"This is also an excellent way to ob- 
tain business management experi- 
e n c e . " 

Every other week the general 
body meets. Each week the execu- 
tive board meets. Along with Endale, 
positions on the executive board for 

this year are filled by the following 
students: business manager, 
Shamone Cox; office manager, 
Claudia Livingston: music directors, 
Craig Buchanan and Cedric Sinclair: 
promotions director, Khari Roulhac; 
public affairs director, Emie 
Michaud; liaison, Trasi Sheard; and 
advisors, Jose Tolson and Shannan 
Magee. The board helps the organi- 
zation decide what direction to go in. 

The biggest event that the 
group sponsored this fall was the 
"Jeans & T-Shirt Night," which took 
place in the Student Union Ballroom 
on October 25. Everyone on cam- 
pus was welcome at this dance. The 
most important event planned for 
spring is a communications confer- 
ence, which will be held on April 
fourth and fifth. Workshops will take 
place with members of the music in- 
dustry, ranging in topic from women 
in music to management. 

BMCP tries to support all other 
ALANA organizations on campus, 
both financially and with their atten- 

Photo by Lorin Ziiiter 
dance at events. They have a section ! 
that comes out periodically in the 
Collegian, and they sponsor a weekly 
radio show on WMUA called 
"Shades of Gray," which discusses \ 
issues relevant to ALANA students. . 
They also ensure that a diversity of I 
music programming is aired oni 
The Black Mass Communica- 
tions Project has definitely exceeded I 
its original goals. It is an active, vi- 
tal organization on campus, with ai 
strong and diverse membership. But \ 
new members are always welcome 
and appreciated. 

bv Rebecca Anne Sozanski 

Boricuas Unido 

While the Boricuas Uiiidos. 
the UMass Puero Rican Student Or- 
ganization, was founded only a year 
ago. it is so active and organized that 
many students believe the organiza- 
tion has been around for years. 

The group has some 85 
members, most of whom, according 
to William Davila, one of the co- 
founders, are very active. This is why 
the group is able to do so much, he 
IS a i d 

The group coordinated 
Puerto American heritage week this 
fall to celebrate and educate people 
about Puerto Rico and its people and 
customs. A lecture on the culture 
shock of migrating from the island 
to the United States was just one 
event. The Latin American Studies 
department sponsered a chorus from 
Puerto Rico who gave a musical 
workshop after their perfromance. 

The week ended with a festive gala 
of traditional music, food, and a po- 
etry reading by English professor 
Martin Espasa. 

"We've been doing well." 
said William Davila. "I'm especially 
impressed with the academic events 

— the lectures and panel discussions, 

— which draw students." 

Davila said part of the large 
student interest was the result of net- 
working with other ALANA groups. 

In addition to the fall week 
of events, the second Puerto Rican 
cultural night, set for the spring, will 
also produce revenue. Dr. Sonia 
Nieto of the School of Education and 
Espasa will highlight the night of 
food, dance, and the awards banquet 
which should involve 200-300 

As far as trends go, William 
Davila said he wants to see more 

members get involved in student po- 
litical organizations like the SGA. the 
ALANA caucus, and Student Center 
of Educational Research Advocacy. 
He also wants to branch out aware- 
ness of Boricuas Unidos to students 
who do not spend time in the cam- 
pus center and student union. 
"We do a lot, so we get no- 
ticed," said William Davila. "We 
have accomplished a lot in a year and 
we will continue to be noticed." 

by Gregoiy Zenon 

Photos h\ Loriii Zinfer 


Campus Crusade 


Photo h\ Loan Zintei 


Established in 1968. the 
Campus Crusade for Christ is an 
active registered student organiza- 
tion at UMass, with a primary fo- 
cus on providing spiritual resources 
and a contemporary message for 
Christians in a modem university 
environment. This national organi- 
zation was formed in 1951 by Bill 
Bright at the UCLA campus. Since 
then this Clirist-centered movement 
has spread to hundreds of campuses 
worldwide and continues to bring 
with it the message of the gospel 
from the New Testament. 
In seeking to accomplish its 
focus and mission, Campus Crusade 
for Christ maintains three important 
characteristics. First, they believe 
in developing a heart for God. It is 
Campus Crusade's desire that 
people know and understand who 
God is by the Central relationship 
to God of Jesus Christ. Second, 
they believe in their commitment to 
one another. By teaching and by 
having students be a part of activi- 

ties, the organization hopes to have 
relationships develop between stu- 
dents, so that they can help edify and 
encourage one another. Third, Cam- 
pus Crusade for Christ believes in 
having compassion for other people. 
They encourage members to look 
beyond themselves and to provide for 
both physical and spiritual needs in 
the community of people around 
them and beyond. 

Activities that the Campus 
Crusade sponsors include weekly 
bible studies in the dorms, a weekly 
large group meeting in the campus 
center, and fun social gatherings in a 
variety of places. Bible studies in- 
clude discussions of biblical morals, 
doctrine, characteristics of God, as 
well as information about Christian- 
ity for those who are not Christian 
but seek to understand the religion's 
historical and spiritual foundations. 
The large group meetings consist of 
listening to a different speaker each 
week, singing praise music, watch- 
ing funny skits, praying, and learn- 

ing about upcoming events through! 
announcements. Planned socials in- 
clude movie nights, out-on-the-towm 
nights, dinners, sporting events, con- 
certs, and sometimes dances. Re- 
treats are also planned. These usu- 
ally take place on weekends or vaca- 
tions, and provide a chance for stu- 
dents to get away for awhile. Stu- 
dents may visit a camp, the beach, on 
the city. They have an opportunity^ 
to enjoy one another's company, toi 
listen to speakers, participate in rec- 
reational activities, and share theiri 
faith with others. Some past retreats- 
have seen members in Daytona 
Beach, FL; New York City, NY; 
Philadelphia, PA; and Camp^ 
Spofford, NH. 

Overall, this fellowship is fun, 
exciting, and worthwhile. It wel- 
comes all who are interested, whether 
or not they are Christian. 

by David Mussari 

senior art/education major 

inemher of Campus Crusade 

Cannabis Reform Coalition 

Brian Julian, vice president 
and founding member of the 
Cannabis Reform Coalition is 
trying to shatter whatever stereo- 
types of the CRC that people hold. 
The group tries to support the idea 
of a cannabis community while 
"toning it down" until people begin 
supporting them. 

In the past, the group has 
focussed on social events, such as 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 
But this year the group has turned 
their attention toward the public 
policy aspects of marijuana issues. 

"We're trying to get serious 
because a lot of bills are out there, 
explained yog , major Julien. 

He said the CRC is exploring 
■'black tide" activism. This includes 

lobbying in favor of cannabis 
issues, letter drives, and producing 
literature to inform the public. "We 
want to demonstrate that serious 
action can do something," said 

He further explained that 
there is "a huge spectrum of 
political activism inside the 
movement." The CRC believes that 
if you have an idea inside your 
head of what you want to achieve, 
you should stick with that idea and 
work until it becomes a reality. 

But the CRC is not exclu- 
sively concentrating on the 
bureaucratic issues. Plenty of 
entertainment stays on the agenda. 

Beside Rocky HoiTor, the 
group planned Hemp Awareness 

Week. They also continued to 
organize the annual Extravaganja 
Rally on the Amherst Town 

Although the group is only 
four years old, members are very 
dedicated. Julien said, "People who 
are here have had their share of 

And the CRC shows no sign 
of letting up. 

b\ Carol L. Drzewianowski 

'hold h\ Lorin Ziutcr 


Tlmtm Gmd 

The UMass Theatre Guild 
is a student run organization work- 
ing to produce quality theatre here at 
the University. Heading operations 
is an executive board, affectionately 
known as the e-board. The e-board 
consists of a chairperson, secretary, 
treasurer, and two production man- 
agers. For the 1996-97 school year 
Patience Gilmore acted as chairper- 
son, Megan Ordway as secretary, 
Josh Wield as treasurer. Heather 
Amsler as musical production man- 
ager, and Andrew Cappelli as play 
production manager. Each year, new 
members are elected by the Guild to 
hold positions on the e-board. 

Each semester the Guild 
produces two shows: one a play and 
the other a musical. This fall, the 
Guild produced Neil Simon's, "Ru- 
mors," and, "The Pajama Game." 
Past productions include, 

"Godspell," "Two Gentlemen From 
Verona," "Pippin," "A Little Night 
Music," and "Company." Guild 
members nominate possible shows to 
produce. The nominations then go 
through an elimination process be- 
fore the final candidates are voted on 
at one of the Guild's biweekly meet- 
i n g s . 

In addition to the e-board, 
there is the a-team (artistic team). 
This consists of people holding po- 
sitions of leadership in production, 
including scenic, costume, and light- 
ing designers, as well as the director. 
A third group, the t-team (technical 
team) , consists of technical theatre 
experts, including the sound and light 
board operators, the master electri- 
c i a n . 

The Guild does everything 
itself. It is focused more on the learn- 
ing experience of theatre than on the 

performances themselves. Members 
are extremely dedicated to their craft; 
rehearsals generally run five nights 
a week and last a minimum of four 
Senior theatre major Rachel 
Kom has been a member of the guild 
for her four years here. According; 
to her, "The Guild has been an ex-- 
cellent learning experience. I've; 
gained a lot of valuable hands-oni 
experience that I couldn't have re- 
ceived elsewhere."' 

by Deb Gaouette 

Photo by Lynn M. Carrier 



Located on the second floor of 
the Student Union, this undergradu- 
ate initiated and managed business 
boasts three purposes. 

The first, promoting coop- 
eratively and collectively run busi- 
nesses, CD&C accomplishes in their 
own cooperative management. A 
staff of fifteen undergraduates meets 
weekly for what they call all-staffs, 
where they discuss different aspects 
of the organization. Because there 
are no "bosses," the staff keeps the 
business running smoothly by break- 
ing into committees. They have one 
that runs the business aspect of the 
organization, which includes a book- 
keeper and a School of Management 
major that the Center for Student 
Business provides to serve as an ac- 
countant. There is also an academic 
committee, whose main puipose is to 
create course packets, which com- 
prise the bulk of CD&C"s business. 
Other committees include marketing, 

design, and diversity. 

CD&C"s second purpose is 
to serve the University community. 
This they accomplish in their com- 
mitment to helping their customers 
design and format professional re- 
sumes, and in designing promotional 
signs, posters, stationary, and even 
tickets to fill the needs of their cus- 
tomers. These customers range from 
RSO's to local bands to organizations 
across the Pioneer Valley. Individu- 
als from the Amherst area often use 
CD&C to publicize sublets, garage 
sales, or whatever else they desire. 
Prices are low, as low as five cents 
per copy for a regular Xerox, and are 
meant to be affordable to the aver- 
age college student. 

Maydad Cohen, a senior 
political science major, summarizes 
the third purpose of Campus Design 
and Copy in explaining why he's 
worked there for three years, well 
over the two-semester minimum. 

Besides the fact that, "It's lots of fun," 
he praises the quality of his experi- 
ence. "You learn a lot of things here, 
running a business, that you can't 
learn anywhere else. You can't learn 
this stuff in class, and no where else 
would trust you enough to let you run 
the business." Truly, it is a special 
brand of education. 

b\ L\im M. Carrier 

'lidlD by Loriii Zinler 


Circle K 

The organization Circle K 
international is formed by the self- 
lessness of its members. Individuals 
donate their time toward making a 
difference, but find others to join to- 
gether with them in the pursuit of a 
common goal. 

This goal, here at UMass. is to 
participate in service projects world- 
wide, as well as those in and around 
Amherst. Circle K gets college stu- 
dents involved in community service 
while developing quality leaders. 
Past years have seen the group at 
soup kitchen and animal shelters, but 
with a larger group and for 1996-97, 
its potential is endless. 

Circle K stalled in 1 936 but did 
not find its way to the University of 
Massachusetts until a few years ago. 
In 1994, junior computer science 
major Aaron Smith jumpstarted the 
group while still a freshman. Fueled 
by a strong desire to improve the 
community around him, he pooled 
together a few people and formed 
Circle K. Two years later. Aaron is 
general member of the twenty-five 
person group. He stated that he, 
"feels compelled to help other 
people." He perhaps best described 
the group when he said, "Being in the 
organization gives me a sense of 
community, and most of all, is lots 
of fun." 

Among this year's community 
projects, the club focuses its time on 
two major causes. The first is help- 
ing UNICEF eliminate the number 
one preventable cause of mental re- 
tardation throughout the world- io- 
dine deficiency disorder, or IDD for 
short. Approximately a quarter of the 
world's population suffers from IDD. 
The second cause the group focuses 
on is assisting the Kiwanis Pediatric 
Trauma Institute (KPTI) in any way 

that it can. 

IDD and the KPTI are focal 
points, but are most certainly not the 
only points. Circle K gets involved 
with everything from walks for hun- 
ger to blood drives. Members help 
out with everything from Big Broth- 
ers/Big Sisters to battered women's 
shelters. Led by president Tashamma 
Smith, a sophomore biology major 
in her second year at Circle K, the 
organization plans to increase its ser- 
vice potential in years to come. 
Smith credits the organization with 
helping her to become a better per- 
son. When asked why she partici- 
pates in Circle K, she responded, 
"Life would be empty if it were not 
dedicated to others. Circle K puts a 
lot of stress on integrity and it gives 
[members] leadership opportunities." 
Sophomore Jenny St. Sauveur, the 
association's fundraising chairper- 
son, responded to the same question 
with, "It's very rewarding because 
you get to do fun stuff for peole who 
need help." 

The members of Circle K look 
to develop their abilities and the abili- 
ties of all people. By going out in 
the bitter cold at times, at other times, 
in sauna-like heat. Circle K'ers dem- 
onstrate their dedication to reaching 
out to those in need. But, perhaps 
sophmore member Robert Skrinyaz 
best summed up what it is all about. 
He said, "Circle K is an opportunity 
to help out where you can without 
receiving a pat on the back or a medal 
at the end. The opportunity to help 
out those who need it is a reward in 
and of itself." 

hv Brett Mauser 



Photo by Aaron Eccles 

One spring break four women 
displayed some enormous detemii- 
nation. Their goal was to revamp a 
room mcked away in a corner of the 
Hampden Building in Southwest, 
which would provide a home to an 
improved Latin American Cultural 
Center (LACC). The will and deep 
concern of these women is what 
helped the organization leave behind 
years of neglect and mismanagement 
and what has propelled it into a pe- 
riod of success and activity. 

Norma Rosa, a senior apparel 
marketing major and acting club trea- 
surer, is one of the women who de- 
voted her energy into reopening the 
LACC after its closure. She said that 
the Center, in its original form, was 
opened during the spring semester of 
1989 by a group of Latin American 
students who wanted an organization 
that celebrated their heritage. It was 
originally situated in Moore House, 
in Southwest Residential Area. Not 
long after opening it fell into a state 

of decay and was forced to close its 
doors for two years. 

But the idea was still alive, 
and was rekindled by another group 
of students during the spring semes- 
ter of 1993. The University allot- 
ted the LACC a new, larger room in 
its current location, a new budget, 
and three new computers. Although 
the struggle to maintain an active, 
forward-reaching organization has 
remained just that- a struggle- it 
seems that this new LACC has by 
far outdone the former one. 

In the past two years, the 
LACC has matured and excelled, 
thanks to a group of students who 
truly care about the success of the 
Center. "We put A LOT of time into 
this," said Rosa, referring to the ex- 
ecutive board. Sonia Mendez acts 
as office manager, Katia Venator as 
coordinator, and Celinette Baez as 
five-college liaison. But, as Rosa 
said. "It's very rewarding. It's like 
home to us." 

Academics are the major focus 
of the Center, which provides a place 
for students to use computers, par- 
ticipate in discussions and work- 
shops, and join study halls. Beneath 
the coloif ul Latin American flags that 
decorate the Center, students can 
watch films or listen to local bands. 
This past September the Center spon- 
sored a dinner catered by local 
restaurants to celebrate the Indepen- 
dence of Mexico and Central 

Katia Venator, a legal studies 
major, spoke of the way she felt be- 
fore she joined the Center, "I had the 
feeling that something was missing 
out of my college experience." The 
LACC helped her to fill a void, and 
now she too feels like it is her sec- 
ond home. 

The Latin American Cultural 
Center continues to strive to fulfill 
its mission statement, which is to, 
"encourage personal growth" as well 
as, "construct a sense of collective 
identity." Rosa and Venator both 
hope to see more involvement from 
the Latin American community so 
that the Center will be available to 
guide and support future generations. 

/;>>' Danielle Zerbonne 




Women's Ice Hockey 

Photos by Sandy Wright 

The women's ice hockey 
team is a club sport and was es- 
tabhshed since for the 1993-1994 
season. The team was founded 
by 1995 University of Massachu- 
setts graduate Cheri Ruane. We 
have been a registered student or- 
ganization since the 1993-1994 

The team is independent 
and plays competitively against 
other club teams, and ECAC di- 
vision III alliance league teams. 
Besides playing competitively, 
our time is devoted to learning the 
rules of hockey. 

This year we have games 
scheduled against Union College, 
M.I.T., Trinity College, Sacred 
Heart, Harvard Business School, 
Wesleyan, Holy Cross, Boston 
University, and Amherst College. 

Our ultimate goal is to 
become a varsity, division I team. 
For now, we simply work hard at 
every practice to continue the 
game we love. The more ad- 
vanced we become, the more rea- 
son for us to join the varsity teams 
and play in division I leagues. 

Presently, our level of 
skill varies. Unfortunately we 
always have twice as many girls 
than we need. Obviously the in- 
terest is present so we continue 
to have success in our seasons. 
We work hard to ensure that ev- 
eryone plays in at least one game 
during the year. 

The games we play are 
non-checking, but full contact. In 
reality, checking cannot be 
avoided. Usually we play three 
fifteen minute periods, but can 

range from fifteen to eightee 
minute period; 

Our plans for this year 
to win games and have fun. W 
are also trying to participate in 
tournament or two in the area, 
anything, we will all learn t 
skate, stickhandle, shoot, pas: 
and learn the positions. Th 
game is fascinating and challenj 
ing. Many on our team woul 
not think twice about playin; 

by Sandy Wright 


J^onaaniiE. J^E^ad^ inE. iJ oak 

From their very 
first meet to the Atlantic Ten 
Championships to the 
NCAA Individual Cross 
Country Championships, this 
year's UMass Minutewomen 
showed the rest of the nation 
what they were made of. 

It all started on Sep- 
tember fourteenth. The team 
hit the pavement in Thetford, 
Vermont, ready to continue 
their legacy of greatness. 
Last year they won the 
Thetford Invitational. This 
year ended up a little differ- 
ently, with a second place 
finish close behind Brown 

The big story of the 
meet, and indeed of the sea- 
son, was junior Rebecca 
Donaghue. As a sophomore 
on the same course she came 
in second overall. This year 
she broke the course record 
by 25 seconds, with an amaz- 
ing time of 18:45. 

The closest 

Minutewoman behind her 
was Katie Greenia, who fin- 
ished fifth overall with a time 
of 19:39. Christy Martin, 
Sharon Tilottson, and Molly 
Dunlap rounded out the top 
five for UMass. Freshman 
Molly Hirsh ran an exciting 
race, coming in sixth among 
the squad. She shows amaz- 
ing promise, especially given 
the fact that she has never run 
cross country before. 

Coach Julie 

LaFreniere was cautiously 
optimistic after the season's 
opener. She saw that the girls 
had a chance to capture the 

Atlantic Ten title again, if 
they could close the gap be- 
tween the top finishers on the 
team and the rest of the pack. 

What followed was 
a lot of training and a series 
of tough meets, in which the 
team proved how good they 
could really be. It seemed 
they had reached their peak 
at the New England Cham- 
pionships at Franklin Park, 
Boston. They were running 
in a field of thuty-plus teams, 
three of which were ranked 
in the top fifteen. A top five 
finish would be the best they 
could realistically hope for. 

Again, Donaghue 
was a standout. She ran the 
race in 17:14, taking fifty 
seconds off of her time for 
the course last year, and at 
the same time making her 
best time for the 1996 sea- 
son. With a fifth place fin- 
ish, she made one more step 
toward her dream of running 
in the NCAA Champion- 

Greenia once again 
came in second among the 
Minutewomen with a time of 
18:09. This was a minute 
faster than she ran the course 
a year before, and earned her 
twenty-first place. Although 
feeling under the weather, 
Martin finished thirty-sev- 
enth overall. She was fol- 
lowed by Dunlap, who broke 
nineteen minutes and placed 
fifty-second. She was fol- 
lowed by Tracy Meagher, 
with a time of 19:05, one of 
the most improved runners 
on the squad this year. It was 

the concerted efforts of all 
these runners that made the 
team's fifth place finish pos- 
s i b 1 e . 

The team went into 
the Atlantic Ten Champion- 
ship at Van Cortlandt feeling 
pretty good, looking to stay 
healthy and watching out for 
a strong Virginia Tech team. 
They hoped that they had not 
peaked too early, with the 
New England Champion- 
ships, and that they could re- 
peat their past successes at 
the A-IO's. 

Their hopes were 

realized. For the fourth time 
in the past six years the 
UMass women ran away 
with the Atlantic Ten Title, 
putting forth what coach 
LaFreniere called their, "best 
team performance of the sea- 

Although they fin- 
ished far ahead of second 
place St. Joseph's, it was not 
an easy victory. Mid-way 
through they race Virginia 
Tech put on the pressure, but 
fell behind in the end to place 
fifth overall. 

Donaghue placed 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kiiidig 


Photo bv Rchcicii M. Knuli'^ 

first in the meet, finishing 
almost a half-minute ahead 
of the nearest competitor. 
She is only the second 
Minutewoman to win the A- 
10 Individual title. She was 
followed by Martin, who 
came in the top five with a 
time of 18:47. Greenia 
battled respiratory illness to 
come in sixth. Dunlap came 
in eleventh, with a time of 
19:02. Most surprising was 
Tilottson, who came in 
twelfth, sealing the UMass 
victory. She had improved 
her time by forty-five sec- 
onds from the previous meet. 
The team's amaz- 
ing season as a group was 
made sweeter by the indi- 
vidual accomplishments of 

Donaghue. Placing eleventh 
in the ECAC meet with a 
time of 16:57, she was in- 
vited for the second season 
in a row to the NCAA Cham- 
pionships in Tucson, AZ. 
She is the only UMass 
woman ever to go to the 
NCAA's. In her second year 
there she finished eighty- 
third out of one hundred sev- 
enty-six runners. It was the 
icing on the cake of the 
women's cross country sea- 

b\ Rebecca Anne Sozcinski 


Photo b\ Rebec ( (/ A/ Kmdig 

Coming in third in the Atlantic Ten 
Conference Meet was no small feat. But 
the 1996 UMass Minutemen had hoped 
for more. 

"It was a disappointing season 
for us all," said senior Matt Behl. "We 
were expected to qualify for Nationals, 
and it just didn't happen." 

Cross country has a season 
marked with lots of hard work and a 
handful of meets, all of them crucial. 
This year UMass ran in seven meets, 
including the Atlantic Ten and IC4A 

The season opened with a tri- 
meet in Boston on Saturday, September 
14. There they were defeated by lona 
College, but followed by Northeastern. 

Senior Mike Maceiko was the 
top finisher on the UMass squad, com- 
ing in third with a time of 25:16. His 
time was only one second slower than 
that of the second place finisher's. Jun- 
ior Mike Carrara also made a strong 
"showing, placing sixth with a time of 
25:29. He was followed by senior Paul 
Blodorn, who came in ninth. Under- 
classmen Peter Gleason and Brian 
Hughes also ran an outstanding race. 

After that strong beginning, 
coach Ken O'Brien, who has a thirty 
year history with UMass cross country, 
had high hopes for the season. The next 
meet took place at home, against the 
visiting teams of Boston University, 
University of Maine, and University of 
Vermont. This was a tough meet, ow- 
ing to the strength of the competition. 
In the end, the Minutemen placed sec- 
ond to the BU team. This was followed 
by an eleventh place finish in the Meet 
of Champions in Bronx, NY, and a sev- 
enth place finish at the Paul Short Invi- 
tational in Bethlehem, PA. Paul Short 
is an especially prestigious meet, with 
over twenty of the nations best teams 

The New England Cross Coun- 
try Championships took place in 
Franklin Park, Boston, on October 18. 
There the team finished in sixth place. 


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Photo by Rebecca M. Kimlig 

led by a strong performance by Behl 
(24:46), who placed twenty-second over- 
all. Maceiko also performed well, with 
a twenty-seventh place finish and a time 
of 24:52. Jon Way came in third within 
the UMass team, thirty-first overall with 
a time of 24:58. This was a strong finish 
for UMass, only one team in a field of 
thirty-plus teams. 

After a short break, the men re- 
turned to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx 
on November 1, for the Atlantic Ten Fi- 
nals. There they hoped history would 
repeat itself, that they would emerge vic- 
torious. Despite a strong showing, they 
were only able to get their hands on the 
bronze. Virginia Tech ran away with the 
gold. In very close competition, the Min- 
utemen were able to edge out LaSalle but 
were defeated by St. Joseph's. 

Junior Jon Way came in an im- 
pressive fifth, leading the UMass pack 


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with a time of 25:56.6. Belli came in 
tenth overall, Carrara fourteenth, 
Maceiko fifteenth, and Walter Stock 
eighteenth. Coach O'Brien was disap- 
pointed with this finish; it seemed to him 
that few members of the team had put 
forth their best effort, that they could 
have performed much better. Aside from 
Way, one exception to that statement was 
Tim Boiland, who came in seventh on 
the team with a time that beat his previ- 
ous best time by forty-five seconds. 
The Minutemen themselves 
knew they had been capable of winning 
the Atlantic Tens, had they been on the 
mark that day. Only one more meet re- 
mained: the IC4A Championships. This 
competition, held in Boston on Novem- 
ber 16, would determine which two New 
England teams would advance to Arizona 
for the NCAA Championships. Provi- 
dence College was favored to win. 
UMass would have to contend with 
schools like BU, Brown, and Dartmouth 
for the second place spot. 

Unfortunately, things just did not 
work out for the Minutemen. They could 
only manage a nineteenth place finish. 
But the season was not anything to be 
ashamed of. The team finished with a 3- 
2 dual meet record and a third place fin- 
ish at the Atlantic Ten Championships 
Behl was ranked number fifteen indi- 
vidually within the conference, Maceiko. 
number twenty-one. And the experience 
was something that they never would 

"It was a lot of fun," said Behl, 
■'They were a great group of guys to run 
with- you couldn't hope for better." 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 




h\ Rebecca Anne Sozanski 




TIIli: FllilLD 

Buoyed by the return of head coach 
Pam Hixon and goalie Hillary Rose from the 
1 996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 
UMass field hockey team had a season to 
remember. The team finished with a record 
of 17-6, including a perfect record in the At- 
lantic Ten. They opened the season with a 
four game winning streak, defeating Wake 
Forest, the University of New Hampshire, 
Boston College, and James Madison before 
losing 2-1 to powerhouse Iowa on Septem- 
ber 15. The UMass squad was quick to re- 
bound, however, overpowering Penn State 4- 
3 in a nail-biting overtime. Three more wins 
followed for this commanding team, includ- 
ing their first two A- 10 victories, over the 
University of Rhode Island and Temple, and 
another spectacular win over Northeastern in 
an overtime, penalty-stroke shoot-out. 
North Carolina handed UMass its 
next loss, before they bounced back with a 
7-0 trouncing of West Chester. The momen- 
tum was short-lived, though, as they lost con- 
secutive 1-0 games to Boston University and 
Syracuse. The team recovered from the losses 
with successive defeats of Providence and 
LaSalle, with final scores of 1-0 and 5-0 re- 
spectively. Their only other regulai' season 
loss was to come next, at the hands of rival 
University of Connecticut, 2-1. UMass went 
on to win the last three games of the regular 
season, beating Dartmouth, St. Joseph's, and 
Yale to end with an impressive 14-5 record. 
They were 5-0 in the Atlantic 10, which 
earned them the regular season A-10 title. 
Ranked ninth nationally, the 
Minutewomen were now ready to capture the 
Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship, 
burying the University of Rhode Island 6-0, 
and following with another shut-out of 
Temple, 2-0. The Temple game marked Se- 
nior goalie Hillary Rose's eighth shut-out of 
the season and record-breaking fourth A- 1 
Tournament shut-out. The UMass team was 
well-recognized at the tournament, with Rose 
honored as the A- 1 Player of the Year and 
Hixon as the A- 1 Coach of the Year. Senior 
Ail-American mid-fielder Kyle 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

Rothenberger, freshmen forward Saskia 
Fuchs. forward Laura Phelan, and defender 
Amy Ott were chosen for the All-Tournament 
team. Rothenberger, Fuchs, and Ott were 
joined by Rose and sophomore forward Erica 
Johnston on the All-Conference Team. 

The UMass team then secured a 
spot in the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 tri- 
umph over fifteenth ranked Ball State. The 
Minutewomen were unable to continue their 
six game winning streak, however, and lost 
3-0 to Northeastern in the first round of the 
NCAA tournament. This game marked the 
end of a tremendous season, as UMass 
reached its final record of seventeen wins and 
six losses. 

The UMass front-line was headed 
by several outstanding scorers, including 
Fuchs, Rothenberger, Johnston, and sopho- 
more forward Kate Putnam. Fuchs was the 
team's leading scorer, with eleven goals and 


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14 assists for a total of 36 points. This new 
recruit from the Netherlands earned A- 10 
Rookie of the Week honors in four out of five 
consecutive weeks and the A- 10 Rookie of 
the Year Award. Following close behind her 
with 31 points was senior mid-fielder and 
team co-captain Rothenberger, a perennial 
stand-out and Ail-American candidate. 
Senior Goalie Hillary Rose an- 
chored the Minutewomen defense, with an 
amazing .909 save percentage and .94 goals 
against average. This Ail-American candi- 
date took last year off to join the English 
Olympic team in Atlanta. Rose was joined 
in the backfield by senior co-captain Melanie 
Gore and defensive standouts Amy Ott and 
Jen Gutzman to form one of the best defenses 
in the nation. 

By Tainar Carroll 


Photo hy Rebecca M. Kindig 


This season brought 
glory to the Minutemen, 
with the team posting a 
winning record of 6-5 for 
the second year in a row. 
The season featured many 
triumphs, including a vic- 
tories over Holy Cross 
(28-10), Northeastern (21- 
14), and an overtime vic- 
tory over Richmond (23- 
17). Boston University 
and Buffalo also fell vic- 
tims to this amazing team. 
And who could forget the 
season-ending buzzer- 
beater over UConn, end- 
ing with a final score of 
3 9-38. 
The team, under 
the direction of coach 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

Mike Hodges, started off 
the season with a disap- 
pointing loss to Villanova. 
Its luck soon changed 
against Holy Cross. The 
Minutemen completed all 
of their passes without 
Holy Cross intercepting 
once. They managed to 
hold the Crusaders to 309 
yards. The team ran 487 
yards with an average of 
7.16 yards per play. Jun- 
ior quarterback Anthony 
Catterton matched a team 
record during this game. 
Catterton is the first 
UMass quarterback to 
throw three touchdown 
passes in one game since 
Dave McGovem in 1990. 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 


Touchdown to Victory 

The climax of the 
season was the victory 
over UConn, a game that 
would be a fond memory 
for the fifteen departing 
seniors. UMass was down 
38-39 with six minutes left 
to play. Senior co-captain 
cornerback Kory 

Blackwell took the punt 
return and ran sixty-seven 
yards for the touchdown. 
This was the first time 
since 1991 that anyone has 
accomplished a play of 
that magnitude. Then, as 
the seconds remaining 
waned, senior Erik Henry 
tightend a complete pass 
from freshman quarter- 
back Jeff Smith to score 
the winning touchdown. 
This was the same exact 
play that won the game 
against Richmond earlier 
this season. 

Leading the team 
in receiving was senior 
Erik Henry and sopho- 
more Doug Clark. They 
tied each other for the 
most catches with twenty 
apiece this year. Senior 
fullback Ron Brocking led 
the team in rushing with 
776 yards and an average 
of 6.3 carries. Senior Jus- 
tin Reimer broke his 
record for solo tackles in 
a single season, making 
him third on the all-time 
UMass list. In addition to 
being third in career total 
tackles, he is fourth in a 
single season total with 
155 tackles. 

This phenomenal 
season marks the end of 
Yankee Conference play 
for the Minutemen. As of 
next year, the conference 
will be renamed the Atlan- 
tic Ten. The season 
marked the team's fourth 
winning season in five 

by Deb Gaoiiette 

Photo b\ Rebecca M. Kindii, 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

Six Sensational Seniors 

Nobody said it was going to be easy 
this year for the men's soccer team. After a 
rough pre-season, many weren't sure just 
how good the UMass men were. Coach Sam 
Koch had to think a Uttle. The expectations 
were incredible after last year's Atlantic Ten 
Conference Finals. But Koch was up for the 
challenge. Entering this year with a strong 
core of seniors, Koch felt that this team could 
be one to remember. Everybody was opti- 
mistic from the beginning, as UMass took 
the field with the most competitive squad in 
Seventeen games later, the Minute- 
men still looked strong, but the post-season 
was just too far out of reach. They entered 
their final regular season game against the 
University of Rhode Island with a 10-5-1 
record, 7-3-0 in the A- 10 conference. They 
looked to be a tweener for the conference 
post-season tournament. Unfortunately, they 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

dropped the game to URL All of their 
playoff hopes were dashed. This was an 
especially heart-breaking loss in the ca- 
reers of six seniors who had played their 
hearts out on the field since day one of 
practice. Since that time they had been 
like brothers. 

Tobias Bremke, Dan Chagnon, 
Joe Jacobson, Lee Marlow, Dave 
Siljanovski, and Tashi Tshering were all 
together on the field for one final time, 
representing the maroon and white. These 
members of the Class of 1997 will be re- 
membered for bringing UMass Amherst 
some memorable moments and accom- 
plishments. Over four years together, the 
group amassed a 47-26-4 record, includ- 
ing taking the regular season A- 10 title in 
1994 and advancing to the conference 
championship game. They followed up 
that impressive campaign with a stellar 
performance in 1995, tying a school record 
with fifteen wins and returning to the 
championship game once again. 

The 1996 campaign was filled 
with dramatic wins and a share of heart- 
breaking losses. The UMass men jumped 
out to a quick start with a 3-0-1 record, 
looking as if they might take the Atlantic 
Ten by storm. With a big win over Bos- 
ton University (1-0) and an annihilation 
of the Holy Cross Crusaders (5-0), UMass 
looked strong right out of the starting 
blocks. But from then on, the team had a 
"win some, lose some" kind of season and 
you could never be too sure which Min- 
utemen team would show up on the field. 

Junior Mike Butler was the man 
for UMass, who, along with Siljanovski, 
led the team in goals with six. He was 
also tops in assists with six. Joenal Castma 
held his own, tallying five goals on the 
season. In between the posts, Jeff 
Jablonski led the way, starting most of the 
games for the Minutemen and posting a 
stingy 0.98 goals against average. Tim 
Pearson played well as back-up, with an 
astounding 0.95 average. 

Saturday, November 2, was the 
date to mark on your calendais: UMass at 

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Rhode Island to decide who will appear in 
the conference playoffs. Coming into the 
rubber match, the Miniitemen knew what 
they were up against. Rhode Island, who 
sat atop the A- 10 conference standings, was 
looking for another win, hoping to cancel 
all of UMass's plans for trip to the playoffs 
in Dayton. UMass came to play and held 
the Rams at bay until the 51\.\-\ minute when 
Rhody capitalized on a UMass penalty by 
scoring on a penalty shot. It was the only 
goal of the game for either team. 1-0 was 
the final and the playoffs were out of reach 
for the Minutemen. 

But there was no reason for the 
maroon and white to hang their heads low. 
Posting a formidable 10-6-1 record and 
being nationally ranked for the first time in 
team history is hardly a letdown for any- 
body. Next year, a strong team will return 
to take care of unfinished business. The 
six seniors will move onto bigger and bet- 
ter things, but their effect on UMass soccer 
will forever live in Amherst. We know that 
we had something special with this team. 
Best of luck to all the graduating seniors. 
We will miss you. It's the end of yet an- 
other season of UMass soccer. We'll see 
y'all in the stands and on the field next yeai^. 




b\ Brett Mauser 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

The 1 996 women's soccer team had 
an outstanding season, finishing off the 
year with a final record of 16-5-1. 
Coached by Jim Rudy and assisted by 
Chris Chamides, the team started off the 
season with solid wins against Fairfield, 
Georgia, SMU, UC Santa Barbara, St. 
Bonaventure and Hartford. These games 
were won on home turf at Richard F. 
Garber Field. The Minutewomen's 
dominance comes, in part, from the sup- 
port of their fans, who are some of the 
loudest and most loyal fans in division I 
women's soccer. 

The fans had many reasons to be 
proud of their team this year. Amy 
Powell, Tina Lightning, Sandy 
Shimogaki, Julie Magid, Rebecca Myers, 
and Erin Lynch led one of the top senior 
classes in recent UMass history. Mid 
fielders Amy Powell, Tina Lightning, 
Sandy Shimogaki and Julie Magid have 
been a steady presence in their time here. 
Senior defender Erin Lynch, two-time 
All-American and Atlantic Player of the 
Year, is truly a phenomenal player. She 
is called "The Dagger" because of her 
ability to mark attackers and dissect an 
opponent's offense by serving a ball up 
field in a teammate's stride. Junior goal- 
keeper Danielle Dion placed second na- 
tionally in October for goals against av- 

Photohx Rchcica M. Kiniliii 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 


The Power of the East 

erage. Senior mid fielder Rebecca Myers 
was chosen both for Soccer Magazine's 
National Team of the Week and as A- 10 
Player of the Week for becoming the all- 
time UMass goals and points scorer. She 
also became the first soccer player in 
UMass history to break the one hundred 
point mark. In addition, she was a two 
time All- American. Unfortunately, when 
Rebecca jumped to block a kick up field 
on October 4, at LaSalle, she took a spill 
which tore her ACL tendon and ended 
her stellar collegiate career. 

On the first weekend road trip of 
the season, the team defeated LaSalle 3- 
and tied George Washington 2-2. The 
following trip to Dayton, Ohio, where the 
team faced off with the Raiders of Wright 
State, produced a 2-0 win. The game 
against Dartmouth brought an interest- 
ing sibling match-up. Freshman forward 
Emma Kurowski made her first ever start 
against her older sister, Dartmouth's se- 
nior forward, Jenna Kurowski. 
Dartmouth proved to be too strong for 
the Minutewomen and gave them their 
first loss. 

Myers' absence in the mid field 
was apparent, especially in the 2-0 loss 
against UConn. UMass had to adopt a 
more conservative offensive strategy, 
using the bunker defense against their 
tougher opponents. This proved to be 
beneficial in their wins against Fordham 
(4-0), Temple (5-0), andDuquesne ( 1-0). 
In the beginning of November, the team 
traveled to College Station, Texas for the 
Post Oak Mall Soccer Classic where they 
split the games with a win and a loss. 

After a 1-0 Atlantic Ten Semifi- 
nal win over No. 23 George Washington, 
it was thought that No. 19 UMass would 
walk all over their next opponent. Day- 
ton. But the team suffered a 3-2 loss to 
Dayton at URL After three consecutive 

A- 10 Championships the last thing they 
expected to do was lose. The team, 
though, did receive a NCAA post sea- 
son bid against Harvard. The match ver- 
sus Harvard took 1 3 1 :22 to play. In sud- 
den death overtime, UMass was victori- 
ous with a score of 2-L Danielle Dion 
made twenty saves in goal and Amy 
Powell and Erin Lynch gave it their all. 
The season closed for UMass in 
the Sweet Sixteen when they lost 2-0 to 
UConn. The six seniors, who didn't want 
to see their time here end, felt no shame 
in their final efforts. Amy Powell 
summed up everything well when she 
said, "It was a fabulous four years. We 
made it to the tournament every year and 
the Final Four the first year." 

by Sara Hageiibuch 

Photo In- Rebecca M. Kiiuli^ 


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Nash and Nolan spike the way 

Photos by Rebecca M. Kiiulig 

As the Minutewomen's 1996 season 
drew to a close in the first round of the At- 
lantic Ten Championship, no one could ar- 
gue that the volleyball team, headed by 
Coach Bonnie Kenny, had not made an out- 
standing showing for itself. Even the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island's head coach Bob 
Schnek had nothing but praise for them, 
deeming the Minutewomen the best defen- 
sive squadron in the conference. 

Although it was Kenny's fourth 
year heading the volleyball program, this 
year was like starting anew. The loss of 
five veteran players, due to either gradua- 
tion or a lack of interest, left Senior Dionne 
Nash and Junior Lesley Nolan to drive the 
team. But what a pair to provide that lead- 
ership! Nash, the first woman in UMass 
history to reach the 1,000 mark for both 
career digs and kills, and Nolan, the sec- 
ond, formed what many competitors saw as 
the most fearsome duo of outside hitters in 
the A- 10 conference. 

A tough pre-conference schedule 
had the Minutewomen training hard. Fol- 
lowing the Pennsylvania State Invitational, 
where an 18-game winning streak ended, 
UMass faced off against Central Connecti- 
cut, Villanova, University of Delaware, and 


Seton Hall in the Reebok-sponsored UMass 
Classic on September 13 and 14. The team 
fared well across the board, winning the 
tournament 4-0. Freshman Jill Meyers was 
touted tournament MVP, Nash made All- 
Tournament Honors for the fourth consecu- 
tive weekend, and Nolan reached her 
1.000th career kill. 

Conference play began Friday Sep- 
tember 20 in Kingston. Rhode Island, but 
did not open at home until the following 
weekend at Curry Hicks Cage, where the 
Minutewomen challenged St. Bonaventure 
to upset UMass' 10-1 all-time record against 
them. The Bonnies just could not do it and 
UMass came off that weekend 2-0 against 
them and Duquesne. That made UMass 13- 
3 overall, and 2-1 in the A-10. 

But, mid-season misfortune struck. 
To the team's dismay, Lesley Nolan suffered 
an injury to her left foot. Doctors diagnosed 
it as a hair-line fracture and announced that 
she would be out of play for the remainder 
of the season. What would have been dev- 
astating, perhaps, to the previous season's 
team, this revamped team saw merely as an 
obstacle to overcome. The glue that drew 
them together in the beginning, their com- 
mitment and dedication to the team and to 
one another, helped pull them through the 
setback. A mutual love of the sport gave 
everyone the willingness to work harder in 
Nolan's absence. 

That extra push paid off. The 
Minutewomen pulled together to revenge 
themselves against URI who beat them in 
their first conference match-up. The win 
was an important one. URI was the first, 
and as it would turn out, only team to de- 
feat UMass in the Adantic-10, and their 
defeat drew the UMass women even closer 

A 1 5-5 A- 1 record put the Minute- 
women in the number 4-seed entering the 
Atlantic- 10 tourney, hosted by number 1- 
seed Rhode Island. And though the loss in 
Round one was an upsetting one, complaints 
over their play that season were unheard. 
Kenny had brought a young, inexperienced 
team to the fore-front of college-level vol- 


Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

leyball. and her efforts were not overlooked, 
as she was voted Coach of the Year in the 
A-10 post-season poll. 

How could Kenny and UMass not 
be proud of the representation the Minute- 
women made? Michelle Paciorek starred 
as one of UMass's Athlete of the Week and 
Jill Meyers, as a Freshman, played an up- 
perclassmen game. Lesley Nolan would be 
able to remember that she made it back in 
the game just on time to fight it out in the 
Atlantic- 10 tournament. And Dionne Nash 
would graduate with a degree in Commu- 
nications, holding twelve school Volleyball 
records, and the title of the 1 996 A- 1 Con- 
ference Player of the Year. They had, as a 
team, played well, fought to the end and 
been praised by honor after honor. 

b\ Lynn Carrier 



Photo bv Lor in Zinter 


Photo by Lorin Zinter 

Photo by Lorin Zinter 

**Flght Hard) never give up** 

Thus far, no eastern water polo 
team has ever carried the NCAA title 
back over the Mississippi. This season, 
however, the UMass water polo team 
had its chance, splashing its way to the 
Final Four for the second year in a row. 

"We are admittedly the under- 
dog," said coach Russ Yarworth before 
the tournament, in which the twelfth- 
ranked Minutemen swam-off against the 
number-one ranked Southern Califor- 
nia. "But anything can happen," he 

Indeed. This team, struggling 
in a sport that has never enjoyed the 
limelight status offered to football or 
basketball here at the University, man- 
aged to accomplish several impressive 
goals this season. In the process, the 
team emerged as "one of the most domi- 
nant in the entire University of Massa- 
chusetts athletic program." 

Most impressive of all was the 
team's ability to weather setbacks it 
faced from the very beginning of the 
season. Aside four seniors graduating 
last semester (including both captains), 
the team sustained the temporary loss 
of junior field player Marc 
Staudenbauer. Staudenbauer, who has 
been described as "a leader in and out 
of the pool." fractured his thumb fol- 
lowing through on a shot three weeks 
into the season. To him, UMass water 
polo is about, "fighting hard and never 
giving up." His absense in the pool was 
keenly felt. 

During the season this "young, 
aggressive, anxious" team managed a 
fourth consecutive Eastern Champion- 
ship title, beating out Queens College 
in the final match in Cambridge. That 
game notched the two-hundredth ca- 
reer victory for coach Yarworth, and the 

Minutemen became the second water 
polo squad in history to win four straight 

According to Yarworth, senior 
co-captains Ron Gonen and Paul Engin 
played, "the tournament of their lives," 
at the Championship. Gonen, who this 
season moved up to fifth place on the 
UMass career quarters played chart, be- 
lieves in giving his all at a champion- 
ship. "For every second that you're in 
there, make yourself proud of what 
you've done," he said. 

This season's team was helped 
along by players like Brian Stahl and 
Scott Stevens. Stahl was the team's sec- 
ond leading scorer last year. Stevens, a 
sophomore, replaced Staudenbauer at the 
Brown Invitational in Providence. To- 
gether with their teammates, they made 
it to California as UMass' "other" Final 
Four Squad, helping to elevate their sport 
to its well-deserved level. Although in 
the end they were defeated by the USC 
Trojans (21-6), they made some real his- 
tory for the sport of water polo here at 

Adopted by Danielle Zerbonne 
from Collegian articles by Fred 
Hurlbrink, Jr 




Photo b\ Aaron Eccles 

From their very 
first meet to the Atlantic 
Ten Championships to the 
NCAA hidividual Cross 
Country Championships, 
this year's UMass 
Minutewomen showed 
the rest of the nation wliat 
they were made of. 

It all started on 
September fourteenth. 
The team hit the pave- 
ment in Thetford, Ver- 
mont, ready to continue 
their legacy of greatness. 
Last year they won the 
Thetford Invitational. 
This year ended up a little 
differently, with a second 
place finish close behind 
Brown University. 

The big story of 
the meet, and indeed of 
the season, was junior 

Rebecca Donaghue. As a 
sophomore on the same 
course she came in second 
overall. This year she 
broke the course record by 
25 seconds, with an amaz- 
ing time of 18:45. 

The closest 

Minutewoman behind her 
was Katie Greenia, who 
finished fifth overall with 
a time of 19:39. Christy 
Martin, Sharon Tilottson, 
and Molly Dunlap 
rounded out the top five 
for UMass. Freshman 
Molly Hirsh ran an excit- 
ing race, coming in sixth 
among the squad. She 
shows amazing promise, 
especially given the fact 
that she has never run 
cross country before. 

Coach Julie 

LaFreniere was cautiously 
optimistic after the 
season's opener. She saw 
that the girls had a chance 
to capture the Atlantic Ten 
title again, if they could 
close the gap between the 
top finishers on the team 
and the rest of the pack. 
What followed 
was a lot of training and a 
series of tough meets, in 
which the team proved 
how good they could re- 
ally be. It seemed they 
had reached their peak at 
the New England Cham- 
pionships at Franklin 
Park, Boston. They were 
running in a field of 
thirty-plus teams, three of 
which were ranked in the 
top fifteen. A top five fin- 
ish would be the best they 


[could realistically hope 
o r 

Again, Donaghue 
was a standout. She ran 
[the race in 17:14, taking 
[fifty seconds off of her 
jtime for the course last 
\'ear, and at the same time 
making her best time for 
ithe 1996 season. With a 
jfifth place finish, she 
Itnade one more step to- 
ward her dream of run- 
ning in the NCAA Cham- 
o n s h i p s . 
Greenia once 
again came in second 
among the Minutewomen 
ith a time of 18:09. This 
was a minute faster than 
she ran the course a year 
before, and earned her 
twenty-first place. Al- 
though feeling under the 
weather, Martin finished 
thirty-seventh overall. 
(She was followed by 
|Dunlap, who broke nine- 
teen minutes aiid placed 
fifty-second. She was fol- 
lowed by Tracy Meagher, 
with a time of 19:05, one 
of the most improved n.m- 
ners on the squad this 
vear. It was the concerted 
efforts of all these runners 
that made the team's fifth 
place finish possible. 
The team went 
into the Atlantic Ten 
Championship at Van 
Cortlandt feeling pretty 
good, looking to stay 
healthy and watching out 
for a strong Virginia Tech 
team. They hoped that 
they had not peaked too 
early, with the New En- 
gland Championships, 
and that they could repeat 
their past successes at the 
A - 1 ' s . 
Their hopes were 
realized. For the fourth 
time in the past six years 
the UMass women ran 
away with the Atlantic 
Ten Title, putting forth 
what coach LaFreniere 
called their, "best team 
performance of the sea- 
Although they 

finished far ahead of sec- 
ond place St. Joseph's, it 
was not an easy victory. 
Mid-way through they 
race Virginia Tech put on 
the pressure, but fell be- 
hind in the end to place 
fifth overall. 

Donaghue placed 
first in the meet, finishing 
almost a half-minute 
ahead of the nearest com- 
petitor. She is only the 
second Minutewoman to 
win the A-10 Individual 
title. She was followed by 
Martin, who came in the 
top five with a time of 
18:47. Greenia battled res- 
piratory illness to come in 
sixth. Dunlap came in 

eleventh, with a time of 
19:02. Most surprising 
was Tilottson, who came 
in twelfth, sealing the 
UMass victory. She had 
improved her time by 
forty-five seconds front 
the previous meet. 
The team's amaz- 
ing season as a group was 
made sweeter by the indi- 
vidual accomplishments 
of Donaghue. Placing 
eleventh in the ECAC 
meet with a time of 16:57, 
she was invited for the 
second season in a row to 
the NCAA Champion- 
ships in Tucson, AZ. She 
is the only UMass woman 
ever to go to the NCAA's. 

In her second year there 
she finished eighty-third 
out of one hundred sev- 
enty-six runners. It was 
the icing oii the cake of 
the women's cross coun- 
try season. 

In/ Rebecca Anne Sozanski 

Photo b\ Aaron Eccles 



After an outstand- 
ing season, the Massa- 
chusetts men's swim- 
ming and diving team 
went out in style, roll- 
ing up 607 points to 
claim the 1997 Atlantic 
10 Conference Men's 
Swimming and Diving 
Championship for the 
second year in a row at 
the Flicking Aquatics 
Center in Buffalo, NY. 
This win demon- 
strated just how power- 
ful these men can be. 
The Minutemen de- 
feated the nearest com- 
petitor, St. 
Bonaventura, by almost 
forty points. UMass 
owed much of its 
strength to the leader- 
ship of head coach Russ 
Yarworth, who just 
completed his eigh- 
teenth year as head of 
the University's men's 
aquatics program. He is 
the winningest coach in 
the program's history, 
with 157 career wins 
and a .785 winning per- 
centage. He has led the 
Minutemen to eight 
New England Champi- 
onships and the last two 
A-10 Championships, 
earning the A- 1 Coach 
of the Year award in 

The Minutemen 
went into this year's 
season finale with a 9-2 
dual-meet record. One 
of these losses, to St. 
John's (143-95) on No- 
vember 23, could quite 
possibly have been a 

Photo b\ Justine Brennan 

win under different cir- 
cumstances. Due to a 
mix up with the bus 
company, the Minute- 
men arrived one half 
hour after the meet was 
supposed to begin, and 
had only a half hour for 
a quick warm up. In 
addition, many athletes 
were out with injuries. 
As Yarworth com- 
mented after the meet, 
'They're [St. John's] 
nothing spectacular. 
But they were fired up 
and ready to go, and 
we're pretty battered up 
right now, but I'm not 

The A-lO's were a 

totally different story; it 
was the Minutemen's 
turn to be on fire. Jun- 
ior Matt Davey, forced 
to sit out his last two A- 
10 meets because of a 
back injury, stole the 
show. He won the 200 
free in 1 :39.77, not only 
a personal best but also 
good enough to earn 
third place among 
UMass all-time top-per- 
formances. He finished 
second in the 100 free 
with a time of 45.90, and 
earned a fifth place fin- 
ish in the 50 free 
(20.99), which also 
earned him a forth place 
all-time UMass record. 

This combination of 
accomplishments led to 
Davey earning A- 10 

Davey was not 
alone in a top five fin- 
ish. Sophomore Brian 
Wisniewski placed 
forth in the 200 IM and 
second in the 1 00 back. 
Junior Sean Anderson 
placed third in both the 
100 free and 50 free. 
Sophomore Dave 
Koritkoski placed fifth 
in both the 100 and 200 
back, while senior 
Mike Shaw finished 
forth in the 200 fly. 

In an individual 
sport like swimming, 
the best measure of a 

team's group dynamic is 
its relay squad. By per- 
forming well in these 
events, UMass proved 
exactly what kind of a 
team it was. The 400 
free team of Anderson, 
Wisniewski, freshman 
Henry Turner, and 
Davey finished second 
with a time of 3:03.88. 
setting a school record. 
The 200 free team, con- 
sisting of swimmers 
Anderson, Davey, 
Turner, and junior Kerry 
Hueston, also finished 
in second place, as did 
the 400 medley relay 
team of Wisniewski, 
freshman Billy Hunter, 
Turner, and Davey. The 
200 medley relay team 

of Wisniewski, Hunter, 
Anderson, and senior 
John Koritkoski fin- 
ished third. 

The A- 10 Cham- 
pionship provided the 
appropriate end to this 
season of many ups and 
very few downs. With 
so much talent among 
the underclassmen, fu- 
ture success for 
Yarworth and his team 
seems certain. 

bv Rebecca Anne Sozanski 

Photo h\ Justine Brennan 


Record Breaking Year 

The men and 
women of the Massa- 
chusetts indoor track 
and field team had a 
strong season. The 
men finished the sea- 
son at the IC4A 
Championships in 
Princeton, NJ, and the 
women at the ECAC 
Championships at 
Hanover, NH. 

For the men, 
their finish of 52cnd 
out of 52 teams at the 
IC4A's was a sad end 
to a 9-0 season. 
Sophomore Tom 
Toye finished in 
eighth place in the 
200 meter dash at the 
meet with a time of 
22.17. He out ran 
some fifty other run- 
ners to do so. Other 
individual perfonners 
included junior Scott 
Price in the 200 meter 
dash (22.34), sopho- 
more Andre Roach in 
the triple jump (45' 
11.25"), and sopho- 
more Jan Stevens in 

the shot put (50' 
11.25"). Price also 
finished the season as 
the team's top hurdler 
with a score of 76.75. 

Over the course 
of the regular season, 
the Minutemen de- 
feated Maine twice 
and Hartford once. 
UMass did not face 
Vermont during the 
indoor season. 

Minutewomen fared 
slightly better in their 
last meet of the year, 
placing 11th out 43 
teams. Junior 

Rebecca Donaghue 
won the 1,000 meter 
event with a time of 
2:53.89, her first 
ECAC title. Her pre- 
liminary time of 
2:52.99 earned her a 
second place in the 
UMass all-time 
record book. 

This was not the 
only record broken at 
the meet. The dis- 
tance medley relay 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 

Photo by Rebecca M. Kindt 


team of Donaghue, 
junior Chiisty Martin, 
sophomore Shelanda 
Irish, and freshman 
Lisa Flood set a new 
UMass record and 
beat out 42 other 
teams. The new 
record of 11:53.54 
broke an old record 
that had stood for ten 
years. With so much 
of the 

Minutewomen's tal- 
ent resting in their 
younger athletes, it is 
sure to be another sea- 
son of broken records 
in the upcoming year. 
From cross 
country to indoor to 
outdoor, many 

UMass runners are 
always on the go, 
never between sea- 
sons. Such dedica- 

tion and hardwork has 
set them apart from 
the pack, and is sure 
to take them far in the 
years to come. 

b\ Rebecca Anne Sozanski 




Photo by Rebecca M. Kindig 


Skating to Perfection 

The four year jour- 
ney of nine members of 
the Massachusetts 
hockey team ended this 
season, and these cor- 
nerstones of the rein- 
stated program had their 
best season to date. 

The Minutemen 
finished the season with 
a 12-23 record. They 
set new highs for over- 
all and Hockey East 
wins (6) and won three 
of their conference's 
season series (Provi- 
dence, UMass Lowell, 
and Northeastern). For 
Coach Joe Mallen, this 
senior class was a group 
of players that were left 
out of every other Divi- 
sion I hockey program's 
plans. When hockey 
was reinstated as a rev- 
enue sport here at the 
University in 1993, 
these nine men were 
given a chance to shine. 

These players 
were forwards Rob 
Bonneau, Gerry Cahill, 
Judd Smith, Keith 
O'Connell, Tom Perry, 
and Warren Norris, 
defensemen Tiger Hol- 
land and Dennis Wright, 
and goalie Rich 
Moriarty. Over four 
years, they did their best 
against the nation's 
best. Their time here 

was highlighted by a 
win over then-No. 1 
Maine (4-2) on January 
28, 1995, and three con- 
secutive Hockey East 
playoff appearances. 
Bonneau and Norris left 
their mark on this 
season's conference 
scoring list, combining 
for 93 points together. 
They also made the 
UMass all-time scoring 
lists, with Bonneau 
ranked second with 72 
goals and 94 assists and 
Norris right behind him 
in third with 73 goals 
and 81 assists. 

This season, the 
Minutemen had their 
work cut out for them 
from the beginning with 
an extremely difficult 
conference schedule in 
their first six games. 
With games against 
NCAA Championship 
finalist Boston Univer- 
sity, NCAA post-season 
qualifier New Hamp- 
shire, and Hockey East 
playoff semi-finalist 
UMass-Lowell, UMass 
had to forget about the 
frying pan and jump di- 
rectly into the fire. The 
team only came out with 

one win during those six 
games, but held close to 
both BU and UNH, with 
three out of their four 
games coming down to 
the final minutes. 

UMass bounced 
back from those early 
season losses to play in 
their first holiday tour- 
nament at RPI in Troy, 
NY. They joined the 
men's basketball team 
on January 1 8 in posting 
a win over one of 
Boston's Beltway 
teams: a 5-4 OT win 
over Northeastern for 
the team made b-ball's 

90-78 win over Bostoni 
College even sweeter. 
A chance to go .500i 
midway through thei 
season dissolved into a 
tough losing streak for 
the Minutemen; after 
their big OT win against 
NU, the season ended 
with a 1-13 sHde. Their 
final win was a big one, 
though, with UMass. 
taking the Alumni Cup | 
from the UMass Lowell i 
on a game-winning goal i 
by junior defensemani 
Mike Gaffney late in then 
third period. 

A trip to the con-i 

Photo h\ Aaron Eccles 


ference playoffs at 
UNH's Whitmore Cen- 
ter in Durham. NH, was 
what the Minutemen 
faced in March. For the 
first two periods of each 
quarter-final game 
UMass kept up with its 
opponent, but the Wild- 

hy Aaron Eccles 
cats' five-headed offen- 
sive beast (i.e. five 
players scoring over 
fifty points this season) 
was too much to handle. 
Junior goalie Brian 
Regan was a one-man 
show, compiling a new 
Hockey East and per- 

Photo b\ Aaron Eccles 

sonal record for saves 
made (55) in the first 
game of the series. 

Mallen's first true 
senior class came into 
their collegiate hockey 
careers fighting for a 
spot on a Division I 
hockey roster, and went 
out fighting to one of 
the nation's best. "The 
senior class came here 
on a dream, and they 
came a long way. ..a 
long, long way," said 
Mallen after the season 
ending 5-2 loss to UNH. 
"They have a great four 
year career to look at, 
and we were going to go 
out fighting, and that's 
what they did." 

b\ Jornia Kansanen 






Nobody said it was go- 
ing to be easy this year for the 
men's soccer team. After a 
rough pre-season, many 
weren't sure just how good 
the UMass men were. Coach 
Sam Koch had to think a 
Uttle. The expectations were 
incredible after last year's At- 
lantic Ten Conference Finals. 
But Koch was up for the chal- 
lenge. Entering this year with 
a strong core of seniors, Koch 
felt that this team could be 
one to remember. Everybody 
was optimistic from the be- 
ginning, as UMass took the 
field with the most competi- 
tive squad in years. 
Seventeen games 
later, the Minutemen still 
looked strong, but the post- 
season was just too far out of 
reach. They entered their fi- 

Photo h\ Rebecca M. Kindig 

nal regular season game 
against the University of 
Rhode Island with a 10-5-1 
record, 7-3-0 in the A-10 
conference. They looked to 
be a tweener for the confer- 
ence post-season tourna- 
ment. Unfortunately, they 
dropped the game to URL 
All of their playoff hopes 
were dashed. This was an 
especially heart-breaking 
loss in the careers of six se- 
niors who had played their 
hearts out on the field since 
day one of practice. Since 
that time they had been like 
Tobias Bremke, 
Dan Chagnon, Joe Jacobson, 
Lee Marlow, Dave 
Siljanovski, and Tashi 
Tshering were all together on 
the field for one final time, 

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representing the maroon and 
white. These members of the 
Class of 1 997 will be remem- 
bered for bringing UMass 
Amherst some memorable 
moments and accomplish- 
ments. Over four years to- 
gether, the group amassed a 
47-26-4 record, including 
taking the regular season A- 
10 title in 1994 and advanc- 
ing to the conference cham- 
pionship game. They fol- 
lowed up that impressive 
campaign with a stellar per- 
formance in 1995, tying a 
school record with fifteen 
wins and returning to the 
championship game once 

The 1996 campaign 
was filled with dramatic wins 
and a share of heartbreaking 
losses. The UMass men 
jumped out to a quick start 
with a 3-0-1 record, looking 
as if they might take the At- 
lantic Ten by storm. With a 
big win over Boston Univer- 
sity (1-0) and an annihilation 
of the Holy Cross Crusaders 
(5-0), UMass looked strong 
right out of the starting 
blocks. But from then on, the 
team had a "win some, lose 
some" kind of season and 
you could never be too sure 
which Minutemen team 
would show up on the field. 

Junior Mike Butler 
was the man for UMass. 
who, along with Siljanovski, 
led the team in goals with six. 
He was also tops in assists 
with six. Joenal Castma held 
his own, tallying five goals 
on the season. In between the 
posts, Jeff Jablonski led the 
way, starting most of the 
games for the Minutemen 
and posting a stingy 0.98 
goals against average. Tim 
Pearson played well as back- 
up, with an astounding 0.95 

Saturday, Novem- 
ber 2, was the date to mark 
on your calendars: UMass at 
Rhode Island to decide who 
will appear in the conference 
playoffs. Coming into the 

rubber match, the Minute- 
men knew what they were up 
against. Rhode Island, who 
sat atop the A- 10 conference 
standings, was looking for 
another win, hoping to can- 
cel all of UMass's plans for 
trip to the playoffs in Day- 
ton. UMass came to play and 
held the Rams at bay until the 
57th minute when Rhody 
capitalized on a UMass pen- 
alty by scoring on a penalty 
shot. It was the only goal of 
the game for either team. 1 - 
was the final and the play- 
offs were out of reach for the 
But there was no 
reason for the maroon and 
white to hang their heads 
low. Posting a formidable 
10-6-1 record and being na- 
tionally ranked for the first 
time in team history is hardly 
a letdown for anybody. Next 
year, a strong team will re- 
turn to take care of unfin- 
ished business. The six se- 
niors will move onto bigger 
and better things, but their 
effect on UMass soccer will 
forever live in Amherst. We 
know that we had something 
special with this team. Best 
of luck to all the graduating 
seniors. We will miss you. 
It's the end of yet another 
season of UMass soccer. 
We'll see y'all in the stands 
and on the field next year. 

b\ Brett Mauser 



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With a strong group 
of seasoned veterans and a 
promising crop of rookies, 
the Massachusetts 

women's basketball team 
had high hopes in the be- 
ginning of the 1996-1997 
season. The team had 
some ups and some downs, 
and finished with an over- 
all record of 18-10. 

The season opener 
took place at the William 
D. Mullins Center against 
the Ohio State Buckeyes. 
UMass was without co- 
captain Beth Kuzmeski 
(out with a stress fracture 
to her left foot) and junior 
forward Tez Kraft (out with 
a fracture to her right tibia). 
Co-captain Crystal Carroll 
scored an impressive 23 
points without offensive 
help from her missing 
teammates. However, a 
lack of depth in their team's 
frontcourt left the 
Minutewomen unable to 
compete. The final score 
was 68-53, Buckeyes. 

The second game 

saw UMass against 
Fairfield, picking up a 65- 
56 victory. It was then off 
to face UConn in the Hart- 
ford Courant Connecticut 
Classic, where they lost to 
the Huskies, 67-50. 
UMass had to content it- 
self with a win in the con- 
solation round, beating the 
University of Nevada at 
Las Vegas, 59-48. 

Five days later the 
team was off to California. 
The previous year, they 
had beaten then-No. 8 
Stanford, 65-56. 

Stanford, now ranked No. 
1 , was out for revenge and 
picked up a vicious 100- 
47 win. The following 
game, against Holy Cross 
in Worchester, came right 
down to the buzzer. The 
crowd went wild as a last- 
minute three point shot by 
Sabriya Mitchell went in, 
giving UMass the edge it 
needed to capture a 58-57 

After a loss to Kent 

(53-51), the 

Minutewomen went on to 
win seven straight over 
Winter Break. They beat 
Hartford, 74-59, with 
freshman superstar Kelly 
Van Huisen scoring 20 
points and earning a ca- 
reer high 9 assists. Fresh- 
man teammate Alison 
MacFarland landed 19, 
and Mitchell tied her ca- 
reer best of 5 steals. 

Next was the 
Wagner College Christ- 
mas Tournament. The 
host school dropped a 
game to the mighty 
Minutewomen (70-67) in 
overtime. Van Huisen's 
outstanding performance 
gave her the honor of be- 
ing named A- 10 Player 
and Rookie of the Week. 
UMass made short work 
of the Wildcats, defeating 
UNH, 60-52. Caroirs27 
points led to her being 
named MVP of the tour- 

More wins fol- 
lowed, against Rhode Is- 

land (66-56), Fordham 
(51-46), St. Bonaventura 
(68-65), and La Salle (65- 
37). These were followed 
by a loss to Duquesne (58- 
85) , and an exciting over- 
time win against Rhode 
Island, 81-74. The women 
then lost a gut- 
wrenchingly close game 
to conference rival St. 
Joseph's, 50-48. 

It was UMass' turn 
to be on top again; they 
spanked the Temple Owls, 
61-45. In this display of 
sound teamwork, the 
Minutewomen never fell 
behind during the game, 
and managed to bring their 
overall record to 12-6. At 
its following game at 
Cassell Coliseum, UMass 
earned a closer-than-it- 
had-to-be win against Vir- 
ginia Tech, 54-52. Kara 
Tudman grabbed a career- 
high 1 rebounds in her 24 
minutes on the court. 

Groundhog Day 
marked one of Massachu- 
setts ' biggest basketball 

showdowns of the season-i 
George Washington. GW' 
the dominate force in the 
A-10, crushed thfi 
Minutewomen, 83-61 
Five days later, UMass 
managed to take some the 
sting out of defeat, posting! 
another win againsi 
Temple, 82-56. 

Again, the 

Minutewomen faced Stl 
Joseph's. Again, they losi 
by a mere two points, finn 
ishing the game 61-59 
They managed to rally tci 
beat the Bonnies, scoringi 
66 points to Sti 
Bonaventura's58. Carrol 
was on top with 24 points 
and Tudman played a ca- 
reer game. This win was 
followed by another win 
against Fordham (58-45) 
and a loss at Xavier (59- 

The final regulai 
season game was agains- 
Atlantic 10 West riva^ 
Dayton. UMass defeatec 
the Flyers with style 
romping 62-55. In the firs 

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Vound of the A- 1 Tour- 
ney, the Minutewomen 
destroyed Duquesne, 75- 
60. Van Huisen and 
Carroll led the way, each 
scoring 21 points (a ca- 
reer high for Van 

Unfortunately , the 
second game of the tour- 
ney was not as success- 
ful. The GW power- 
house rolled over the 
Minutewomen (80-39), 
despite the effort UMass 

With an overall 
record of 18-10, and an 
A- 1 record of 1 1 -5, this 
season was certainly one 
to be proud of for the 

Minutewomen. It will be 
sad to see such a talented 
senior class take to the 
stage on Commencement 
Day, but with lots of up- 
and-coming talent, next 
season should hold just as 
much excitement. 

b\ Rebecca Anne 


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The Women's 
jymnastics team 
:elebrated what some 
:onsider their best 
reason ever. The 
Vlinutewomen won 
heir first ever Atlantic 
10 Championship, and 
iid so at UMass in 
Tont of their home 

Vlinutewomen finished 
mih a score of 191.925 
n front of George 
Washington , Rhode 
Island, and Temple. 

On the balance 
beam, the 
Vlinutewomen took 

three of the first four 


Ispots. Lianne Laing 
'won the event with a 
9.800. Senior co- 
captain and psychology 
major J.J. Tolhurst 

(9.675) and Junior 
jounalism major Tara 
Swartz (9.675) tied for 
third place. 

Swartz was 
named all-around 
winner finishing with 
a score of 39.050. 

Swartz also was 
named the A- 1 
Gymnast of the Year. 

"Right now, Tara 
is only a Junior, and 
she already has three 
A- 10 titles," said team 
coach, Dave Kuzara. 
"She has been just 
outstanding all season 

Honors also went 
to Tolhurst who was 
the NCAA Regional 
All-Around and beam 
champion. Spanish 
major Denise Johnson 
earned Co-Freshman 

of the Year. In addition, 
Kuzara was named the 
A- 10 Coach of the 

Kuzara stressed 
the effort and dedica- 
tion of the team. 

"Your can't 
exactly enter a gym- 
nastics pick-up game," 
he said. "There's 
nowhere else to go 
after college. It's got to 
be a big transition for 
the girls. You spend 15 
to 1 8 years of your life 
in a sport, and then it 
just comes to an end." 

But at least the 
Minutewomen ended 
with their most suc- 
cessful season. 
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The 1996-1997 
MenMassachusetts men's 
gymnastics team had an- 
other extremely successful 
season. They finished the 
year 8-0 for the first time, 
won the New England 
Championship for the 
ninth straight year, and 
sent gymnasts all the way 
to the NCAA East Re- 
gional Meet. 

The Minutemen had 
extremely high hopes 
heading into the season. 
The group, led by power 
seniors Ruslan Shupak, 
Gabe Columbus, and 
Chris Funk, was looking 
to capture its first ever 
Eastern Intercollegiate 
Gymnastics League 
(EIGL) Cup. 

Helping to make the 
goal more plausible was 
the addition of long-time 
coach Tim Dagget and 
freshman Jeff LaValle. 
Dagget, a fonner Olympic 
Gold Medalist and NBC's 
Men's Gymnastics an- 
nouncer for the 1996 
Olympic Games in At- 
lanta, brought his interna- 
tional experience to the 
team. Head Coach Roy 
Johnson had high hopes 
for the squad. "This is the 
strongest team I have 
coached in nineteen years 
at UMass," he said. The 
young team had to prove 
their stuff to the rest of the 
nation; it did not take them 
long to do so. 

In their meet against 
Temple, the Minutemen 
showed exactly what they 
were capable of with sev- 
eral record-breaking per- 
formances. Sophomore 
Phil Lieberman put his 
mark on the new season 
by breaking the school 
record on the high bar with 
a score of 9.900. LaValle 
continued the streak, scor- 
ing a 9.750 on the parallel 
bars and a 57.600 overall, 
both school records. The 
Minutemen broke another 

record with their total of 
227.450 to Temple's 
219.025. This huge vic- 
tory gave UMass a No. 7 
ranking, the highest they 
would receive all season. 

At the New England 
Championships, sopho- 
more Steve Pryor stole the 
spotlight. "Pryor was 
awesome!" coach Johnson 
asserted after the meet. 
The sophomore won the 
all-around title with a 
score of 56.000, finishing 
just ahead of LaValle. 
Winning this meet earned 
the Minutemen the No. 8 
rank in the nation. 

In the post-season, 
the Minutemen would 
continue their success. 
After wining the New 
England's. UMass went 
on to a second place fin- 
ish at the EIGL, one place 
short of their goal, but a 
great showing nonethe- 
less. Then, at the NCAA 
East Regionals at West 
Point, NY, the youngsters 
shone once again. 

LaValle scored a 
56. 175 to finish in seventh 
place in the all-around 
competition. He also 
placed tenth in the vault 
with a career-best 9.650 
and seventeenth on the 
still rings. Pryor placed 
eleventh on the high bar 
with a 9.600, sixteenth on 
the vault with a 9.600, and 
fourteenth all-around with 
a score of 55.050. Senior 
Shupak finished four- 
teenth on the rings with a 
score of 9.625. 

It is sad to say good- 
bye to all the .seniors, but 
they will not be forgotten. 
Their helping to achieve a 
record of 8-0 led to the 
first perfect regular season i,. 
in UMass Men's Gymnas- 
tics history. With all the 
young talent on the team, 
there is nowhere to go but 
up; I996-1997 was just a L 
taste of what the team can 

h\ Matllu'w ./. Penaiih 

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The UMass's 
Water Polo team has 
accomplished so much 
in such a short time. 
One of the highlights 
of this season was 
when the water polo 
team defeated Harvard 
11-9 in double over- 
time. Coach Bob 
Newcomb said, "I still 
believe we are the 
better team." He stuck 
to his words when 
UMass lost to Harvard 
earlier in the semester 
9-7 in double overtime. 

When the team 
met up again with 
Harvard at Amherst, 
UMass showed what 
they were made of. 
During the last quarter, 
UMass led Harvard by 
7-5. But Harvard 
gained a second wind 
and scored an addi- 
tional three goals to our 
one. At the end of the 
game UMass tied 
Harvard 8-8. Both 
teams scored during 
the first overtime 
making it 9-9. 

In the second 
overtime UMass 
overcame the strength 
of Harvard and scored 
two additional goals to 
make the final score 
11-9. The major 
players for that game 
were Junior Vicky 
Bamond with five 


goals and two assists. 
Junior Cathy Leeburg 
with three goals, two 
assists and four steals 
and Senior goalie 
Jessica Griffith with 
eight saves and three 

Other big wins 
this season have been 
against M.I.T. where 
the Minutewomen 
crushed them with 1 7- 
1 1 . In that game 
Leeburg scored five 
goals and Bamond 
with one goal, five 
steals and three assists. 
Senior Meghan 
O'Connor scored two 
goals, three steals and 
two assists, and 
Griffith led with five 
steals and five saves. 

When playing 
Wellesley UMass 
defeated them by 19- 
10. In this game 
Leeburg scored four 
goals, one assist, and 
steals. Senior Mirca 
Martinez-Cruz had 
three goals, two assists 
and two steals. 

Top scorers for 
this season have been 
made by Junior Vicky 
Bamond with 52 goals 
and 19 assists, Junior 
Cathy Leeburg with 36 
goals and 16 assists, 
Junior Barbara Hickey 
with 28 goals and 13 
assists. Another major 


photo by Aaron Eccles 

asset to the team has 

England Tournament. 

3een they're captain 

The Minutewomen 

Senior Jessica Griffith 

beat Harvard (11-9) in 

as goalie with an 

20T, Dartmouth (20- 

average of 6.5 goals/ 

6), MIT (17-11), and 

game. This average 

Wellesley (19-10). 

las been a massive 

They also finished 

improvement over last 

with 2-1 in the EWPA 


North Eastern Tourna- 

Unfortunately the 

ment beating Queens 

UMass women's water 

and Wellesley 13-0 for 

Dolo team will be 

the first shut out of the 

losing many seniors 

season. They ranked 

including Michelle 

3rd. in the North 

Hanasan, Mirca 

Eastern Tournament 

Martinez-Cruz, Bar- 

and will play the No. 1 

3ara Mullen, Meghan 

seed in the South 

O'Connor, and Jessica 

Eastern Tournament. 


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The team finished 

with a amazing 4-0 in 

the EWPA, New 


Splashing Toward Victory 

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photo by Aaron Eccles 

final game of the 
season, the UMass 
Minutemen track and 
field team beat 
Dartmouth 64 to 63. 
This tight victory 
wrapped up an incred- 
ible — and undefeated 
— season. 

The team's depth 
and balance provided 
the strength to com- 
plete their season so 
successfully. But 
UMass's competitors, 
Dartmouth and URI 
held similar skills. 

Minutemen scored 
points at this meet. 
Seventeen of those 
registered their sea- 
sonal bests in nine 

Coach Ken 
O'Brien said, "We had 
more kids in this meet 
fulfill their maximum 
potential in their 
particular events." 

But O'Brien 
couldn't name one 
particular event that 
really helped push 
UMass to the top. 

"There were five 
events (100, 200, 110 
hurdles, 400 hurdles, 
and4X 100 relay) 
spaced out through the 
meet that were impor- 
tant," said O'Brien. 
"With a one point win 
I don't think you can 
look back at the match 
and say that one 
particular event swung 
the meet." 

Freshman Tom 
Toye won the 100 and 
200 meter sprints with 
times of 10.86 and 
21.80. His perfor- 
mance placed him 
fourth in UMass 
history in those 

Other strong 
team members in- 
cluded Freshman 
triple-jump specialist 
Andre Roach. His 
finish of jumping 45- 
feet-7 1/4 inches 
qualified him for 
competition in the 
New England Cham- 

Senior co-captain 
Marc Lefebvre also 
qualified for the New 

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England Champion- 
ships. He placed 
second in the shot put 
(49-feet-3 -inches) and 
third in the discus 
(154-feet- 11 -inches). 
Lefebvre's discus toss 
was his sixth best at 
UMass, and this is 
what got him into the 

Some members of 
the track team were 
selected to compete in 
the Penn Relays in 
Philadelphia, Penn. 
This is the world's 
largest track meet. 

The hard work of 
everyone on the team 
got them to where they 
are now — celebrating 
a season well-done. 

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Fighting for Victory 

photo by Jessica Dell 

That was the theme 
for the Women's 
Lacrosse team this 
year. Only two 
seniors remained on 
the team, but de- 
spite a 4-10 record, 
they showed strong 
signs of growth in 
the first half of most 
games, succumbing 
to inexperience in 
their losses. 
Their 11-8 victory of 
the University of 

photo by Jessica Dell 

New Hampshire 
showed promise fori 
next season. 
"If we play our game( 
and we execute welll 
we'll be all right," 
said assistant coach 
Jill Pearsall. "The 
New Hampshire 
game was huge. It 
showed the team 
that they're capable 
of winning. It was a 
big moral victory anci 
you can see that the: 
team is really start- 
ing to mature." 
Tri-captains Erica 
Bryan (junior de- 
fense), Trish 
DiBenedetto (junior 
goalie), and Diane 
MacNeil (senior 
midfielder) led the 
team. MacNeil 
provided stability to 
the youthful team. 
"The goalie play has 
been solid," said 

Goaltending duties 
have been divided 
DiBenedetto and 
first year player 
Melissa Boradinsky." 
The team showed 
signs of improve- 
ment against 
Rutgers. But they 
also took a few 
steps backwards. 
The offense was well 


balanced and con- 
trolled the tempo, 
but Rutgers scored 
two late goals to 
edge out a 9 to 8 

"We played offense 
how we like to play 
it: by getting every- 
one involved and 
playing solid in 
transition," said 

The team received 
key game play from 
junior Michelle 
Warrington. The 
three-year defensive 
starter is described 
as afield leader who 
dominates the 

Junior Stephanie 
Walsh also contrib- 
uted greatly. As an 
attacker, she brings 
a strong shot as a 
south-paw. She was 
effective in taking 
draws this season 
and is expected to 
be a prominent 
figure the 
arsenal next year. 
"We were real 
pleased with our 
effort against 
Hofstra," said 
Dinger. "Our defense 
played tough and 
our offense had 
plenty of opportuni- 

photo by Jessica Dell 

ties. It was a good 
back and forth 
game. We played 
hard for 60 minutes." 
Sophomore Jenn 
Herker returned 
from a knee injury 
that sidelined her 
last year. She did 
not lose a step as 
her quickness of foot 
blazed past oppo- 
nents. The 
midfielders is known 
as a ferocious com- 
petitor and she is 
expected to return 
next year to help the 
Minutewomen return 
to prominence. 
The team has a 
strong core of play- 
ers returning next 
year. The team 
showed promise. 
Next season is 
expected to see a 
dramatic turnaround 
in the win column, 
by Dan Sullivan 

photo by Jessica Dell 

Attacking the Opponent 

When you loo 
around the lacrosse ; 
world, there have bee 
a lot of upsets and a 
lot of surprises. It jusi 
goes to prove that no 
matter how good you i 
are, if you don't corner 
ready to play, someoii 
is going to beat you. ] 
you do come to play 
you can beat any- 
body," said Coach 
Greg Canella in a 
Massachusetts Daily 
Collegian interview. 

The Men's 
Lacrosse team cer- 
tainly proved 
Canella's words true 
with their upsets of 
No. 10 Duke and No. 
6 Notre Dame. Ranket 
No. 16 in the beginninn 
of the season, their 
victory over both 
teams and unranked 
Delaware earned therm 
a No. 15 spot. Heart- 
breaking losses to 
Hofstra, Army and 
Harvard seemed to 
jeopardize the chancee 
of competition in the 
NCAA tournament. 
The turning point 
battle against Notre 
Dame solidified their 
chances as they 
reigned victorious in 
the first of three big 
games decisive in the 
Minutemen's chance 
at a tournament show- 

pholo hx Ryan Ticzzi 

The Irish entered 
he competition with a 
7-2 record, matched 
igainst the 
vlinutemen's 5-4 
.eason. Both teams 
iemonstrated strong 
^oal-tending and 
lefensive play 
hroughout the game, 
jophmore goalie John 
Casselakis blocked 14 
ihots giving up a 
;eason low of five 
;oals. All-America 
[:andidate Brendan 
jlass headed the 
Vlinutemen's first 
scoring streak with the 
Irst two UMass goals, 
-^reshman Jay Negus 
and Junior Chris 
arande extended the 
ead to 4-0 before the 
;nd of the first half. 
Junior attackan Ken 
ISussie began the 
second four-goal run to 
;ie the game with 12 
minutes left in the 
fourth quarter. Mike 
DelPercio answered 

Notre Dame's first 
goal in the fourth 
quarter while seniors 
Eric Bailey and Buddy 
Hoffman executed the 
kill with a goal apiece. 
Junior Jay Robbins 
contributed to the 
Minutemen's cause by 
winning 13 of 17 

With only No. 7 
Syracuse and No. 8 
Brown standing in the 
way of NCAA action 
for UMass, the 
Minutemen's 2-1 
record against top ten 
opponents, losing only 
to No. 1 Virginia, and 
their season record of 
6-4 show that anything 
can happen. 
b\ Garle Doherty 

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Bringing It Home 

1996 University of 
Massachusetts baseball 
team faced the daunting 
challenge of improving 
last year's feats, when 
the Minutemen won the 
Atlantic 10 champion- 
ships. With a combina- 
tion of guts and poise, 
this year's team ex- 
ceeded its expectations. 
Head coach Mike 
Stone once again guided 
his team to more than 30 
wins this season. Enter- 
ing the Atlantic 10 
Championships, the 
Minutemen had an 
impressive record of 33- 
9. (15-5 intheAdantic 
10). UMass rode the 
longest winning streak in 
Division I baseball with 
18 consecutive victories. 

The team stretched the 
streak for more than 
three weeks, including a 
grueling 11- game road 
trip. UMass's team 
batting also emerged in 
the national rankings. 
At one point late in the 
season, they reached the 
top 10 with an impres- 
sive team average of 

Led in hitting by 
scrappy sophomore 
second baseman Muchie 
Dagliere, the team often 
caused neck strains to 
opposing pitchers, who 
gave up more than ten 
runs 15 times during the 
regular season. Dagliere 
hit .435, as he main- 
tained one of the highest 
batting averages in the 
nation, while leading the 

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photo by Justine Bniiiiiiii 

team in hits and triples. 

Senior outfielder 
Ryan Jette started in 
every game this season 
for the Minutemen. He 
was a consistently solid 
lead-off hitter. Jette hit 
.360, stole 28 bases, and 
led the team in runs 
scored. His blazing 
speed and good instincts 
on the base paths led to 
80 career stolen bases, 
suipassing the former 
UMass base-stealing 
king. Matt Sheran. 

"He has been a 
tremendous catalyst for 
us this year," said Coach 

Justin Kelly also 
started in every game, a 
true tribute to his dura- 
bility since he earned the 
dubious distinction of 
being hit by opposing 
pitchers 15 times this 
season alone. Kelly 
batted over .300 through- 
out the season, and was 
nearly flawless at first 
base. Junior center 
fielder Nate Murphy 
batted clean-up and gave 
the Minutemen another 
solid threat at the plate, 
leading the team in home 
runs and doubles, while 
compiling a .364 aver- 

Senior Andy Kiah , 
starting at catcher for the 
first time in his career, 
filled his role quietly, but 
with composure. Kiah 
only had one eiTor 
behind the plate, and he 
showed consistency with 
the bat, hitting .353 
while striking out just 16 
times. "He's done a 
great job catching and 
receiving, and working 
with the pitchers," Coach 
Stone said. 

On the hill, the 
Minutemen senior left- 
hander David Dart 
posted a 4- 1 record. (14- 
3 for his career). An- 
other southpaw, fresh- 
man Bill Cooke went 
undefeated this season 
(4-0). and he should be a 
solid pitcher for the 
team in the future. At 6- 
9, 260-pound right- 
hander Steve Levy 
intimidated opposing 
hitters with his fiery 

The Minutemen 
collected a 9-2 record at 
the friendly confines of 
Lordon Field. They also 
enjoyed success at 
Fenway Park, home of 
the RedSox. They 
defeated cross-state 
rivals Harvard 13-2 at 
the Beanpot Champion- 

Although this 
year's team was led by 
its seniors, this season 
provided good experi- 
ence for the younger 
players to maintain the 
Minuteman legacy. The 
team hopes to continue 
its success next season . 
The Massachusetts 
baseball program should 
continue being a force to 
be reckoned with in 
by David Jastrow 



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The UMass 
Softball team domi- 
nated the Atlantic- 10 
this year as they 
became known as 
"The Minutewomen 
of the Diamond." 

Their strength in 
pitching allowed a 
number of teams to 
strike out while the 
Minutewomen drove 
home the victories. 

In a game 
against Fordham, 
Dani Ortega, the 
third pitcher, threw 
tremendously well in 
her first start of the 
season. She went six 
innings and gave up 

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only three hits. 

UMass scored 
early and often in this 
game and coasted 
until the 10-1 win. 

Freshman out- 
fielder Mandy Galas 
injured her left ankle 
mid-season and was 
out for a while. But 
she sprang right back 
into action and stole 
her 1 5th base of the 
season in only 14 
attempts at the 
Fordham game. 

Other strong 
players included 
Sophomore Kim 
Gutridge. Gutridge's A- 
1 marks for batting 
average and RBI in 12 

games were good 
enoughfor second on 
the Massachusetts list. 

Henderson poster her 
seventh best shutout of 
the season against 
Fordham, and lowered 
her earned run average 
(ERA) to a conference 
best of 1 .04. 

Her dominance 
became even more 
apparent in the A- 10 
where she is 6-0 and 
barely has an ERA 
(0.18). In six starts, she 
went the distance five 
times and strouck out 
in 31 out of 38 innings 
of work. And only one 
earned run was al- 
lowed to crosss the 

plate in those 38 

The Softball team 
played strong this year 
and showed all the 
payoffs of hard- work 
and determination. 
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Youth is not 
wasted on the young in 
women's tennis. The 
Minutewomen, com- 
prised almost entirely 
of freshmen and 
sophomores, earned a 
13-1 season and 
captured the New 
England championship 
title for the first time in 
UMass history. 

Senior business 
major and returning 
captain Liesl Sitton, 
hailed as one of 
UMass's finest 
women's tennis players 
ever, won the singles 
title for the second 
year in a row. Sopho- 
more Svetlana 
Gordetskaya's stellar 
performance at the 
New England Champi- 
onships earned her a 
title as the top No. 6 

player in the region. 

Coach Judy 
Dixon commends her 
team for an incredible 
season and believes 
this will be the team to 
turn around UMass 

"The sophomores 
and freshmen are the 
basis of a new UMass 
tennis program," said 
Dixon. "We're consid- 
ered the upstart team 
in New England and 
the East, as well as a 
threat to big-time 
programs. We're 
knocking on the door 
of a national ranking." 

In addition to a 
tough schedule against 
Division 1 teams, the 
Minutewomen had 
impressive showings 
at the Cornell Invita- 
tional. Sitton advanced 
to the A singles finals 
while Junior Co- 
captain Liz Durant 
made it to the B 
singles semi-finals. 

Freshman Marie- 
Christine Caron also 
advanced to the semi- 
finals for the C singles 
division. And Sopho- 
more Noelle Orsini, 
the No. 2 singles 
player for UMass, won 
the D singles. 

The dynamic duo 
of Sophomore 
Caroline Steele and 
Sitton led doubles play 
again this year and 
advanced to the semi- 
finals at the Cornell 
Invitational. Steele is 
considered the best 
doubles player on the 
squad and holds the 
No. 1 position. 

Gorodetskaya and 
Caron performed 
impressively in the B 
doubles finals. 

Although Sitton 
leaves the team this 
year, she takes several 
honors with her. These 
include the New 
England Singles 
Championship title, an 
Outstanding Senior 
Award, and only four 
losses each for singles 
and doubles play since 
her Freshman year. 

With Sitton's 
guidance and experi- 
ence during this sea- 
son, the remaining 
young and talented 
women hope to con- 
tinue their success for 
the next few years to 

by Loretta Kwan 






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He walks to 
the baseline, bounces 
the ball a few times, 
tosses it in the air and 
serves it over the net to 
his opponent. The 
serve is returned and 
the match is off to a 
great start. 

This is how the 
majority of the fall 
season was for the 
men's tennis team 
ending with a record of 
3-4. They were led by 
their #1 singles player, 
senior co-captain Tim 
Lipsky. According to 
Coach Judy Dixon, 
"Tim is a gutsy player. 
I was pleased with the 
way he played in the 
fall. He plays with real 
intensity and desire, 
and that's the kind of 
player we need at the 
No 1. singles position." 
The team was also led 
by junior Justin Lynn 
and senior co-captain 
Keith Murray. Murray 
and Lipsky combined 
to form the top doubles 
tandem. The pair 
improved steadily 
during the fall, finish- 
ing with a 2-3 record. 
They dropped a tough 
three-set decision, in 
the first round of the 
Rolex Regional. 
Sophomore Ankur 
Baishya, one of the 
most consistent players 
on the team, rounded 
out the top half of the 
singles draw. He made 
an immediate impact 


on the program last 
year, checking into the 
line-up at the top 
singles spot as a 
freshman. Baishya had 
a strong fall finishing 
with a 4-3 singles 
record. Baishya had 
the potential of 
emerging as one of the 
strongest No. 3 singles 
players in the Atlantic 
10. He combined with 
junior Darren Tow for 
a 3-2 record at No 2. 
doubles in the fall. 
They formed a consis- 
tent and solid team that 
Dixon was able to 
count on in tight 

Several players 
contended for the No. 
5-6 spots. Eric Peters 
and Greg Hsiao led in 

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singles action. Peters 
finished the fall with a 
2-0 singles and 3-2 
doubles record. His 
quick serve and volley 
style made him a key 
entry into the double 
line-up and a potential 
singles candidate. 

Hsiao struggled 
this fall to a 2-4 record 
in the lower portion of 
the draw, but possessed 
ability and potential to 
be strong and consis- 
tent in the spring. A 
surprise semi-finalist 
in the New England 
Championship last 
spring, Hsiao should 
be a steady addition in 
both singles and 

Dixon feels 
confident that the 
depth and experience 

should help the Min- 
utemen face the tough 
regional competition at 
the New England 
Championship and the 
Atlantic 10 Champion- 
ship. The depth of the 
talent will enable 
Dixon to use a variety 
of combination at 
doubles and singles. 

The spring 
season, which started 
on February 25 is the 
major part of the tennis 
team's schedule. At 
press time the team 
was looking to improve 
their fall season during 
the spring. According 
to Dixon, "the real goal 
for this team is to have 
a winning season. We 
are a much stronger 
and deeper team then 
we were last year. I am 

happy about the strides 
we made in the fall. I 
think we are moving in 
the right direction. I 
feel positive about the 
steps that the program 
is making." 
b\ Deb Gaouette 



5tand up-5tand Out 110-111 

Diversity on Campus 102-10 

Clinton wins Pnssidential Ke-dection in '96....104-105 

Year in Review .....106-107 

Off-campus Housing 10<3-109 

PVTA 110-1111 

Alternative Parties 112-115 

A.LA.N.A Pally 114-115 

Interview with James "bruiser" Flint.. .116-117' 

E-mail Mania 113-119 

Frat Life 120-1211 

Haa^is Hoopla 122-125' 

Spring Concert 124-125^ 

Mullins Center in Review 126-127 




stand Up, Stand Out 

Basketball. Diversity. 
Price. Size. Study abroad. A phone 
system reported to be second only to 
that of the Pentagon. Parties. Prox- 
imity to home. Basketball. A build- 
ing that looks like a Grand Piano if I 
tly over it in my helicopter. The hon- 
ors program. RSO's. Intramurals. 
RAP TAP Basketball. Spring Con- 
cert. The most modern facilities in 
all areas. The fact that Bill Cosby 
went to school here. Sugar Jones. 
And, oh yeah, basketball. 

These are the things that 
UMass is known for. These the 
things that we found out about from 
the media, from friends and family, 
from guidance counselors, and from 
those tour guides who lead you 
around campus as a junior or senior 
in high school. The things that make 
this school stand out as an institution 
range from animal science to linguis- 
tics, from sports to art to things that 
many of us don't think too much 
about, like campus security. They 
manifest themselves in conveniences 
that we don't ev£n notice, like an 
extensive bus system or access to top 
of the line computers. So many 
things here are like those at other in- 
stitutions of higher learning across 
the country, while others are unique 
to here. 

I know this, or at least I re- 
member this, perhaps better than 
many of you. It was only last spring 
that I decided to come here. I took 
my SAT's and I took the campus 
tours at schools with a total under- 
graduate population smaller than my 
graduating class here will be, and at 
schools that would cost me more to 
attend one year of than four years 
here. I traveled to schools that re- 
quired plane rides to visit, and to oth- 
ers that took ten hours to drive to. I 
read the literature and listened to 
what they had to tell me. Unlike 
many people not from Massachu- 
setts, I was already very familiar with 
UMass. I think that its popularity 
out-of-state increased when Marcus 
Camby helped place it on the national 
map after last winter's basketball sea- 
son. But around here, we have al- 
ways known about it. 

I think that we all found, 
when deciding what college to attend, 
that it was the visit that sold us. 
Where you go to school has very little 


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to do with how a place looks on p.i; 
per. When somewhere is going to Iti 
your home for the next four years, , 
damn well better feel like hom^n 

I am a firm believer in tfl; 
University of Massachusetts at Amv 
herst as an institution. I think mo i 
of the student body here is. But tH; 
theme of this yearbook sort of raistii 
a more difficult question; how doeo 
one stand-out as a member of an un 
dergraduate population so large^i 

Maybe one of the reason- 
that some of us chose this school wsi 
because of its large size. As Larn 
Mirida, a sophomore political scienc^: 
major said, "I like to be a small fisM 
in a big pond." But to others, it i« 
important to maintain a sense of inn 
dividuality, a sense of uniqueness-s 

For some, the answer lies iii 
RSO's. When asked how she standi! 
out here, junior STPEC major Jordan 
Frascinella joked, "By being activft' 
in organizations and refraining from 
evil vices." RSO's not only creatd 
forums for students to show their inn 
dividual talents or to explore theii 
individual interests, they often timer 
offer a place for students to stand-ujil 
for what they believe in. But fo:i 
some, "evil vices" might be morei 
their thing. Or, to make it sound less 
sinful, we can call it hanging out anci 
kicking back to relax with friends, asi 

plioUi hy Katie Maltiki 

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.[veil as making new ones. Because, 
ijis junior art major Ernie Casado said, 
fNo school parties like UMass." 
It is also important to make 
jifme 's self known not only for lei- 
. I ure time activities, but also for those 
\ er important academics. There ai"e 
^ J arious ways to do this. Wood Tech- 
; iiology major Rachael Wactowski, a 
jiophomore, says her trick is that she 
j]s, "One of the few women," in her 
,.inajor. This is more common at 
J. t JMass than at many other institu- 
( [ions, because of the rich diversity 
j,jiere. Minorities of all kinds have 
, )pportunities to explore non-tradi- 
ional disciplines. 

But what about those who 
re not unique in that sense? 
, jinglish major and senior Lynn 
^ [rarrier has some advise: "I try to 
. ',ake small classes and talk to my 
I ,)rofessors. let them put a face on 
ny social security number." 
Despite what you may be told, that 
s a possibility here. 

How to stand-out here... 
. ,^erhaps Leigh Faulkner, junior 
majoring in sociology and journal- 
ism, puts it best: "1 think in a 
I ijichool this big you have to become 
nvolved in the things that make 
/OLi happy. What you do on 
■ampus will never be recognized 
iy everyone- this place is too big. 

But as long as you are happy with 
what you are doing then you should 
be able to keep your own identity." 

I still remember the first 
day I came to see UMass. I was 
visiting a friend last spring. 
Another friend and 1 ran the light 
on frat row by accident, none of the 
people we stopped to ask for 
directions seemed to know where 
Gorman was, and there was no 
place to park (except the yellow 
lot). I definitely did not feel at 

It took a little settling in. 
A couple visits to confirm my 
feelings. Meeting new people, 
talking to professors. Walking 
around to see the diverse living 
areas and academic buildings. But 
when the deadline came for me to 
send out the envelopes to the 
schools that had accepted me, to 
tell them which one I would accept, 
my mind (and my less rational side) 
were already decided. 

I do not regret my 
decision at all. Each day that 
passes sees me more attached to 
this campus. I play a little part in 
the gigantic drama that goes on 
here. Sometimes I am in my 
special place at the library, or 
walking towards my dorm, or 
walking around campus at night 

when no one else is around and it 
happens. Sometimes it happens in 
a class, when 1 finally get that 
concept straight, or it happens 
when I go to eat with my friends. 
Or when I am alone in the year- 
book office, typing on the computer 
late at night before a deadline. 

It is the knowledge that 1 
made the right choice in coming 
here, that I belong. And I may not 
be seven foot something and on my 
way to career in the NBA, but 1 still 
play a valuable role here. We all 
do. We are what makes UMass. 
And that is why when my friends at 
other schools ask me whether Em 

going home this weekend I 
respond, "No, Em staying home." 

b\ Rebecca Anne Sozanski 


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Diversity on Campus 

Cutting through the Cam- 
pus Center on the way to class, your 
eyes scan the oncoming crowd and 
the vendors' booths Hning the side- 
lines. You smile in recognition at the 
man with the blue spiked hair from 
your Psych 100 class, or at your 
friend in the suit who is with the 
BMCP. Whoever it is... you are smil- 
ing, pleased to be an integral part of 
the diverse environment at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts. Here in the 
Pioneer Valley, one of the most di- 
verse areas in New England, you see 
a conglomeration of people. But it 
is a unique conglomeration- a group 
which is unlike any other in compo- 
s i t i o n . 

Where have we come from 
to land here? We are drawn from 
small towns, where we graduated 
from high school in a class of eighty 
others students.- We come from 
towns where we know everyone by 
name or, at least, by face. Or we are 
drawn from large cities, where our 
neighbors are strangers to us. 

But wherever we come 
from there is a common link between 
us all which, sadly, is oftentimes 
overlooked: we converge to create 
opportunities for each other, to meet 
and learn about people in a way that 
an environment unlike UMass can 
never allow. 

UMass administration does 
what it can to advocate our taking ad- 
vantage of these opportunities: poli- 
cies are even made to ensure our do- 
ing so. From the beginning, as early 
as the admission process, we are 
asked how we can contribute to this 
environment. UMass staffs an Af- 
firmative Action and Equal Oppor- 
tunity Department to ensure mainte- 
nance of the diversity here. 

Academic policies dictate 
that each and every graduate of the 
University of Massachusetts have 
taken (and passed) at least two 
courses with a General Education Di- 
versity designation. Among the most 
popular classes of these offerings are 
the Afro-American Studies course 

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"Culture and Literature", and 
sociology's "Race. Sex and Social 
Class." Beyond requirements, many 
here choose to study a more thor- 
oughly diverse discipline, and for 
them UMass offers majors like Afro- 
American Studies, Women's Studies, 
and Judaic and Near- Eastern Stud- 
ies, as well as minor programs like 
Latin American Studies. Those who 
feel confined by the academic op- 
tions here can engage in course-work 
at one of four other colleges in the 
Valley through the Five-College In- 
terchange program. A UMass stu- 
dent has the opportunity to take 
classes at either Amherst, Hampshire, 
Mount Holyoke or Smith, provided 
that he or she is enrolled for at least 
three credits here. 

Social measures have been 
taken as well. Housing services has 
approved several halls in dorms 
throughout campus as Diversity 
Residence Floors. For example, in 
Central, Chadbourne's second floor 
is designated as a Native American 
floor. Non-Native Americans living 
there are required to be at least Na- 
tive American allies and are encour- 
aged to be aware of Native Ameri- 
can culture. The floor, either inde- 
pendently or with other Native 
American organizations, works on 
projects, like maintaining a library in 

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photo by Rebecca Ann Sozxmski 


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photo by Katie Mattila 

Chadbourne's basement. Similar 
residence hall programs include an 
Asian American floor, the Two and 
Twenty floor, NUANCE, the 
Thatcher Foreign Language House, 
and Harambee. 

Additionally, there are Reg- 
istered Student Organizations to ac- 
commodate the many different com- 
munities on campus. RSO's provide 
an opportunity to mingle with and 
learn about each other in a more re- 
laxed setting than the classroom. 
Boricuas Unidos offers a look at 
Puerto Rican culture through an en- 
vironm.ent of relaxed interaction. It, 
along with other culture-based orga- 
nizations like AHORA and the Black 
Student Union, are coordinated by 
ALANA. ALANA works for stu- 
dents of African, Latino, Asian, and 
Native American descent on campus. 

While ALANA groups are 
excellent places to begin understand- 
ing one another, the more recreational 
organizations should not be over- 
looked. In the Ski Club, Ultimate 
Frisbee, or the Collegian, students are 
able to mingle with a group of people 
with similar interests, but not neces- 
sarily the same cultural background. 

In spite of all these mea- 
sures to encourage diversity, conflict 
does arise. A few years ago. a Black 
student led a campaign in opposition 
to the Minuteman as a mascot for 
UMass, saying that such a symbol 
does not and cannot represent all the 
students here fairly. Not a year later, 
racial conflict arose again when a 
full-time line-server in the DC was 
overheard chanting an infamous ver- 
sion of the children's nursery rhyme, 
"Eeny-Meeny-Miney-Moe." Stu- 
dents of all races and cultural back- 
grounds united in a stand-up protest 
against the use of the word, "nigger." 
And it was just this year, during the 
Fall semester, that a Black student 
here at the University was wrongfully 
accused of theft by the security staff 
ai the University Store. He voiced 
concern that he had been unjustly tar- 
Lieted because of his race. His com- 

plaint elicited a finding that there 
were no minority-classified employ- 
ees in that security department. 

How can these conflicts 
erupt at a place where measures are 
taken to ensure a harmonious inter- 
cultural environment? The answer 
is a fairly simple one: despite policy, 
UMass cannot be a Utopia. Ideas that 
look good on paper will not neces- 
sarily work as planned. Urging stu- 
dents to enroll for a diverse course 
load is a wonderful idea, but does not 
guarantee that students will retain 
what they have learned in these 
classes. Allowing for such a wide 
range of RSO's sounds perfect, but 
when a set amount of funds needs to 
be distributed among an ever-grow- 
ing number of organizations, some- 
where something is bound to falter. 

So can we blame the admin- 
istration? Of course, but perhaps it 
is even wiser to take the blame upon 
ourselves. How many of us have 
groaned over our Gen. Ed. require- 
ments? And how many of us have 
readily sold back textbooks from 
classes that were not our major, con- 
vincing ourselves that we'd, "never 
need that book again"? How many 
have availed themselves of the op- 
portunity to take classes in the dif- 
ferent environment of Hampshire 
College, let alone gone abroad or on 
a domestic exchange? How many of 
us walk straight past the vendors' 
tables in the Campus Center, includ- 
ing RSO's run by our fellow stu- 

It is our fault. UMass, the 
Five-College Consortium, and the 
Pioneer Valley offer opportunity 
after opportunity that we. for the 
most part, have chosen to ignore. 
We have tolerated each other's 
existence and uniqueness, but we 
haven't learned to celebrate it. We 
made the most of our years here, 
but could the most have been 

b\ Lvnn Carrier 

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Clinton Wins Presidential 

All Photos bv Associated Press 

Two years ago, I heard 
someone say that CHnton would be 
reelected because the Republicans 
would nominate Bob Dole, and no 
one would vote for Dole. I did not 
believe it. I put the thought in the 
back of my mind. A few days after 
this year's election, I remembered 
what he had said. Who would have 
thought that it would come true? It 
is so hard to predict what the politi- 
cal climate will be a couple months 
in the future, let alone a couple years. 
Elections are a sort of thermometer, 
by which we can measure the socio- 
political climate in which we live. 
And, like the weather of New En- 
gland, our attitudes can change be- 
fore you know it. 

It has been said that "Gen- 
eration X" is horribly apathetic. 
There is some legitimacy in this state- 
ment. Voting has been down, with 
only 55% of the eligible population 
voting, whereas a century ago 80% 
of the eligible population routinely 
voted. In the last thirty years the 
number of student voters has also 
dropped. In 1994 only 12% of all 
eighteen year olds voted. There 
are various theories as to why this 
phenomenon of disinterest has oc- 
curred. Some blame corruption, ram- 
pant from small town politics to the 
White House, for causing Americans 
to lose faith in their government. 
Others blame pop culture for distort- 
ing the values of American youth. 
Still others believe it to be a natural 
evolutionary process, a sort of rebel- 
lion against the way our parents be- 
haved in the sixties. They were al- 
ways out protesting something; per- 
haps our way of defining ourselves 
is our complacence... 

Regardless of how this pro- 
cess occurred, it could be a danger- 
ous trend if it continues. A healthy 
democracy depends upon educated 
voters from a diverse array of back- 
grounds exercising their right to be 
heard. As a society, we have become 
more educated, but at the same time, 
less involved. Current trends are to- 
wards even less equitable distribu- 
tions of wealth, more cultural sepa- 
ration, and continued misunderstand- 

ing between generations. The V( 
ing box could remain one of the fs 
places where we, as Americans, c ■ 
remain on equal groumi 

How are we trying to i| 
verse these trends? Students here 
UMass played an important part . 
this year's election. SCERA ai 
SGA, in an attempt to get more st 
dents to vote, set up a voter registri : 
tion table in front of the Studel! ' 
Union Munchie Store. They ma! 
aged to register an outstanding 7,5(i 
students. They were also given 
grant to send out questionnaires 
candidates and publish a guide to a 
sist students in becoming educate- 1 
voters. In other efforts to convinc i 
people to vote, student organize:! J 
called their peers to remind then I 
where they were supposed to voti 
The list of poles was printed in Th. 

Another interesting strateg;! 
was to have the MTV "Choose c 
Lose" van come on campus. Somij 
people found the music blaring froii 
the van more of a nuisance than a 
encouragement to vote, but the fac: 
remains that MTV made a big effoi 
to change its reputation for braini 
washing America's youth during thil 
election season. Too bad UMasi 
cable does not carry the station' 
maybe we were on TV 

Whether or not you 
yourself voted, UMass students 
were actively involved in the 
election, from students registering i 
their fellow students to the march- 
ing band playing at Clinton's rally 
in Springfield. They truly played a 
role in changing the way we view 
political activism today, hopefully 
helping to change future trends for 
the better. 

by Deb Gaouette and Rebecca 
Anne Sozanski 



Reelection in '96 


The Year in Review 


The sudden success of the 20-year-old Tiger Woods in his 
first two months as a professional had focused attention of golf in 
a way unseen since the days of Arnold Palmer. The difference 
this time is that Woods, barely removed from being a teenager 
himself, appears to be drawing teens and pre-teens to the game in 
astonishing numbers. 

Since turning professions on August 27, 1996, after win- 
ning an unprecedented third consecutive U.S. Amateur Champi- 
onship, Woods has played in seven PGA Tour events, winning 
two, finishing third twice, fifth once and 1 1th once. 

He won $734,794 in just seven events — ranked 23rd on 
the PGATour money list against players who have played as many 
as 29 tournaments. 

Woods, whose father is black and whose mother was bom 
in Thailand, is well aware of his role as a pioneer in a game that is 
overwhelmingly white on a professional level. 

"If I keep progressing in golf, I could help bring more 
minorities into the game and make it more diverse," Woods said 
after practice. 

Photos and Copy by Associated Press 

On July 27, 1996. a pipe 
bomb exploded at 1 :20 AM, killing 
Alice Hawthorne of Albany, GA, 
and injuring 111 others. A Turkish 
cameraman rushing to the scene 
died of a heart attack. Richard 
Jewell, a security guard working in 
the part, alerted police to a suspi- 
cious knapsack and helped evacu- 
ate people just moments before it 

Jewell was hailed as a 
hero, and numerous interviews 
were requested. But just a day or 
two later, a local newspaper identi- 
fied Jewell as the prime suspect. 

Investigators looked at 
Jewell after the Olympic Park 
bombing as someone who had a 
history of over zealousness and a 
desire to be a hero. He was also 
near where the bomb exploded. 

After three months of an 
investigation that involved 1 1 fed- 
eral, state and local agencies and 
more than 200 people, Jewell was 
publicly cleared as a target of the 
bomb investigation. 

On July 17, 1996, a 
Boeing 747 jumbo jet took off from 
JFK International Airport in New 
York, never to reach it"s destination 
in Paris. TWA Flight 800 exploded 
and crashed into the ocean in hun- 
dreds of pieces. Of the 230 people 
aboard, there were no survivors. 

Months of exhaustive and 
round-the-clock investigation have 
pioduced no definitive cause for 
why the jet burst into a fireball, and 
there is growing concern that the 
mystery will never be resolved. 

Authorities listed three 
causes for the explosion — a bomb, 
a missile and a mechanical mal- 
function. But after millions of dol- 
lars of work by the Navy, the Na- 
tional Transportation Safety Board, 
the FBI and others, none of these 
proved to be the cause. 

Several makeshift memo- 
rials (pictured left) scattered the 
coast of Fire Island (NY) — some 
erected by family, some by friends 
and some paying tribute to victims 
who lost their lives in the crash. 

Michael Johnson knows 
how to close out a deal quickly and 
efficiently. When he thought that his 
1996 Olympic rivals in the men's 200 
meter might threaten his 19.66 world 
record, he upped the ante. He broke 
it himself, coming in with a 19.32 

When Johnson won the 400 
a few days earlier, he didn't have to 
do anything special to leave the field 
gasping for air somewhere neat the 
parking lot. An Olympic record of 
43.40 was good enough. 

Johnson runs the way no 
one dares to imagine — legs churning 
low to the ground, back straight in 
perfect posture — truly something to 

Like Bob Beamon leap- 
ing beyond the bounds of reason, and 
Bob Hayes busting the 10 second 
banier, Johnson didn't merely com- 
plete an unprecedented golden 
double in the 200 and 400, he made 
a joke of his own world record. 

The 200 record had never 
been broken by such a large margin. 
Even Johnson could not believe what 
he accomplished in Atlanta '96 

Marathon negotiations in 
early October 1996 between Israeli 
and Palestinian leaders failed to re- 
solve bitter differences that exploded 
in Mideast violence and jeopardized 
the fragile peace process. But the two 
sides agreed to press ahead. 

Israeli Prime Minister Ben- 
jamin Netanyahu said the summit 
that ended on October 2 "cemented 
the principle that the path to peace is 
through negotiations not through vio- 
lence." He added, "The children of 
Israel are safer tonight." 

"Please, please give us a 
chance to make this thing work in the 
days ahead," Clinton implored Pal- 
estinians and Israelis. Netanyahu and 
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sat 
stone-faced, side by side in the East 
Room with Jordan's King Hussein at 
the wrap up of the talks. 


photo by Deb Gaoitette 

plioio by Sean Marien 

photo by Sean Marien 


Every underclassman 
dreams of the day when he or she 
can leave behind the dorms, 
dreams of the day when he or she 
can truly claim to be one of the 
upperclassmen. Dreams of the 
day when he or she can (drum 
roll) move off-campus. 

Say you finally earn 
enough credits to be part of this 
elite group, and mom and dad 
both agree to it. This doesn't 
mean instant karma now that there 
are no more two AM fire drills the 
night before finals. Life still plods 
along, has its ups and downs, and 
has its decisions to be made. 

First, the big decision: 
where to live. There are a variety 
of apartment complexes in the 
area. Closest to UMass are 
Pufton, the Bolders, and the ever 
expensive Mill Valley. Or, if you 
don't mind taking the scenic bus 
ride to class every day, you could 
opt to live in Sunderland or 
Belchertown. If you are really 
ambitious, you could even opt to 
rent a house in the area. 

Living off-campus has its 
ups and downs. As a two year 
off-campus veteran, I've experi- 
enced several of these downs. 
One of them is that, just as in the 
dorms, you never really get to 
know a person until you live with 
them. As we all find out after our 
first semester of college, room- 
mates do not necessarily get along 
all the time. Everyone has his or 
her own different living habits and 
degrees of cleanliness. Shoes will 
be all over the place, just begging 
to be tripped over. Dishes piled 
in the sink will increase in num- 
ber till they reach the ceiling. 


Having an enclosed living space, 
complete with a kitchen and bath- 
room, is much harder to care for 
than just a simple dorm room. 
You have to clean up after your- 
self, nobody cooks your meals for 
you, and you now have to pay for 
things that you once took for 
granted, like light bulbs. And 
should (God forbid) you and your 
roommate not be the best of 
friends, there is no more escap- 
ing down the hall or to the floor 
above you to hang out with other 
people. If a situation becomes too 
much to bear, well, you better read 
that bus schedule. And arm your- 
self with a warm jacket, an um- 
brella, and something to read, be- 
cause it will inevitably be below 
freezing, rain, or only "out-of-ser- 
vice" buses will drive by you for 
the first hour you wait. 
Okay, it's not that bad 
(most of the time). If it were, we 
would all stay in our dorm rooms 
forever. The good points to off- 
campus living make it worth deal- 
ing with any of the bad ones. For 
one thing, there are not as many 
distractions when you are trying 
to study as there are in dorms. 
People aren't always stopping by, 
and it's generally quieter There 
also seems to be a marked de- 

crease in the number of phone 
calls that come in at four AM. 

Another advantage is that 
you can now be the host of all 
those cool parties, rather than a 
guest. Bear in mind, however, 
that not all of your neighbors will 
be college students. Because of 
the fact that they work or have 
small children, they may not be 
all that pleased at the noise you 

Of all the good points, 
everyone knows what the biggest 
advantage to living off-campus is: 
real food. Say " good-bye" to the 
DC and "hello" to Kraft Mac and 
Cheese. And remember, pizza 
can be a member of all four food 

If you decide to move 
off-campus, there are a few pre- 
cautions that you have to take. 

First, be careful when 
you decide how many people to 
live with. The more roommates 
you have, the more likely you all 
are to gang-up on one another. 
Three or four seems to be a happy 

Second: protect your 
food. People think that what's in 
the fridge is fair game. If your 
residence allows pets, this may be 

photo by Sean Ma hen 

the best way to employ them. 

Third, try to avoid being 
the only of age resident in the 

And fourth, if you are the 
only one with a set of wheels, 
your house mates may decide that 
it is your job to cart them around. 
So be prepared for that. 

Over all, living off-cam- 
pus has been one of the best things 
I've experienced while I've been 
here. It is the true definition of 
freedom. 1 recommend that ev- 
ery college student try it once be- 
fore they graduate. 

by Deb Gaouette 


photo by Aaron Eccles 

photo by Aaron Ecchi 

photo by Aaron Eccles 



Each day, the air is filled 
with the dull roar of PVTA buses 
criss-crossing campus in the dim 
light of the morning, canying bleary- 
eyed students to their painful eight 
o'clock classes. The buses arrive 
every day at (approximately) the 
same time, their blue and white bulks 
wheezing their way through the 
streets, offering free rides to anyone 
who dares climb aboard. 

The Pioneer Valley Transit 
Authority is as familiar to most 
UMass students as basketball and 
Antonio's pizza. Even the occasional 
late (or non) anival cannot take our 
attention off of the word FREE. 
From the Hampshire Mall to 
Northampton, for Friday night 
barhopping or midweek JU17 duty, the 
PVTA befriends any poor soul with- 
out access to a car. 

The PVTA was created in 
1974 to provide funding and vehicles 
to, and to oversee transport services 
in, ultimately, 23 communities 
around western Massachusetts. Five 
years later, the PVTA and UMass 
Transit Service joined together, with 
PVTA providing buses and partial 
funding, and UMass supplying stu- 
dent drivers and the rest of the 
money. The PVTA is one of only a 

handful of such companies in the 
nation. It was created to service the 
community — something to keep in 
mind on those slushy February morn- 
ings in Amherst when your boots are 
soaked and it just seems too much of 
an effort to walk from the Newman 
Center to the GRC. They run seven 
days a week, with special late runs 
from Thursday through Saturday to 
accommodate the "UMass week- 

"If it weren't for the PVTA, 
I'd have to ride my bike every- 
where," says Kate Tvelia, a junior 
psychology major, "I'm too lazy for 
that." Kate's been using the bus sys- 
tem since her freshman year in Or- 
chard Hill, a distant residential area 
elevated just enough so that most of 
its inhabitants have submitted to 
temptation at least a few times and 
hopped a ride up the hill. 

But just what is it like to be 
one of the students who perpetuates 
tlie magic that is PVTA travel? "It's 
odd," says bus driver Bill Lorenz, a 
senior journalism major who has 
worked for UMass Transit for a year, 
"You drive around all day and go 
nowhere." But what may be consid- 
ered monotonous can be broken up, 
according to Bill, by any number of 

random questions presented to driv- 
ers by curious and/or confused pas- 
sengers .seeking enlightenment. "I've 
been asked how much a night at the 
Campus Center Hotel costs. Once a 
really angry guy who just had his car 
towed asked where Amherst Motors 
was." Remember- they are bus driv- 
ers, and though their knowledge may 
be far-reaching, it is not fair to de- 
mand omniscience. 
It has been almost 20 years 
since UMass and the PVTA began 
working together to bring a conve- 
nient and quarter-less transportation 
system for students and residents of 
the five college area. By ensuring 
that funding is available, overseeing 
budgets, and paying attention to mar- 
keting and customer service, the 
PVTA allows the Pioneer Valley to 
keep its appointments, aixive home 
safely after spending a bit too much 
of this week's paycheck at Barsies, 
and find refuge from relentless Val- 
ley weather. It can be difficult to find 
a free anything these days, but fortu- 
nately for the Valley, the PVTA is 
going its way. 

h\ Danielle Zerboiine 

photo by Aaron Eccles 


Alternative Parties 

" Party? "joked undeclared 
freshman Mike Lee, "We don't party 

In most colleges, parties are 
very big. UMass is no exception. 
Also commonly referred to as "the 
Zoo." this place has quite the reputa- 
tion for being party central. From the 
Butterfield lawn to houses of various 
color, UMass is anything but a quiet 

Historically speaking, Frat 
Row has always been the place to go 
on weekends. Even if a student never 
attends a get-together there, he or she 
will surely pass by one of these par- 
ties in progress, see the mass amounts 
of bodies spilling over the lawns and 
onto North Pleasant Street. He or she 
will probably also see the aftermath 
of such parties, when the Frat lawns 
are covered in trash. Fortunately or 
unfortunately, these are common 
scenes at UMass. But, especially this 
year, alternative parties have come to 
the forefront of the social scene. 

Recently, because of con- 
cerns over repeated allegations of 
rape, sexual misconduct, and serving 
alcohol to minors, the UMass Greek 
system came under heavy fire. They 
spent the 1996-97 school year on the 
administration's short leash, forbid- 
den from having open parties and re- 
quired to have a guest list for parties 
two weeks in advance. They were 
ordered not to serve alcohol to mi- 
nors, and to maintain better crowd 


So the Frats were active this 
year, but many people who used to 
go to their parties found other ways 
to pass the weekend. Around here, 
that is not all that difficult. 

As a recent transfer student 
from a college in Worchester, MA, I 
was well aware of the UMass repu- 
tation before I came here. The rag- 
ing Towers, the Thursday-through- 
Saturday-night weekends, and the 
raves of Northhampton. ..these things 
are legendary. But I had to go out 
and see it all to believe it. 

The biggest type of party is 
the off-campus house party. I re- 
cently had the opportunity to experi- 
ence one first hand. I decided to go 
Pink that night. One thing that sur- 
prised me was that you had to pay a 
fee at the door. At most of the par- 
ties I have been to at other colleges, 
it was not set up that way. This was 
definitely a party house, filled with 
many diverse and interesting people. 
The different people from all sorts of 
backgrounds and ethnic groups really 
seemed to make things cool. The 
house parties generally are quite 
hoppin' - the problem is that they are 
very crowded and loud. 

For those who desire a more 
intimate atmosphere, some other al- 
ternatives are room or floor parties. 
When I talked to many of my fellow 
students, those seemed to be a popu- 
lar choice. Room or floor parties can 

happen almost any day, whereas 
house parties generally take place on 
the weekends. Also, because of how 
separate each living area is, room and 
dorm parties are less diverse than 
house parties. Partying in the dorms 
is popular among underclassmen, 
probably because of how spread out 
the UMass campus is. People don't 
want to have to walk far or take the 
bus when they could be relaxing. 

Surrounding colleges offer 
another alternative to those who are 
willing to be adventurous. Although 
people seem to think that UMass is 
quite a party school, going to other 
colleges offers a different and unique 

Overall, the Frats' loss of 
party-privileges has not been as di- 
sastrous to the social scene here at 
UMass as many had complained it 
would be. In fact, many people who 
would have gone to Frat parties be- 
fore have voluntarily given them up, 
especially because of their reputation 
for being very unsafe for women. 
Rape and assault claims make many 
women on campus question whether 
or not Frats are all that. 

By talking to other students 
I got the idea that, although partying 
is a large part of campus life, many 
students resent the fact that UMass 
is so well-known as being a party 
school. "I think that it's really stu- 
pid that Thursdays are basically con- 
sidered a weekend here. Whoever 
thought of Thursday being a week- 
end has entirely to much time to 
waste on their hands," commented 
Mike Lee . Joel Fletcha, an unde- 
clared freshman, had this to add, 
"Partying is good , but only if you 
can get your work done. If you don't, 
then why are you here?" 

bv Danielle Ciiilla 


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photo by Justine Brennan 

photo by Aaron Eccles 


photo by Aaron El l Ic 

On March 4, 1 99 
a group of over 100 sti 
dents took over i\ 
Controller's Office i 
the Goodell Buildin: 
The students were pr(| 
testing what they b(|' 
lieved to be th 
administration's failuiji 
to honor the 199 
ALANA (Africar 
Latino, Asian, NativJ 
American) Accord 
which promised to rais 
the percentage o 
ALANA students tt| 
20% of the undergradu 
ate student body, am 
significantly increas 
the number of ALAN;' 
graduate students ano 
tenured faculty. 

The student! 
marched into th( 
Controller's Office; 
which handles campuii 
mail and graduate api 
plications, and pre: 
sented a list of demand: 
addressed to Chancello: 
David K. Scott. The de-, 
mands included morf( 
financial aid, child care.- 
better ALANA suppon 
programs and more( 
ALANA recruitment 
in addition to fulfilling 
the 1992 ALANA Ac 

A core group of 15! 
student leaders entered 
into negotiations withf 
the administration, 
which was led by\ 
Deputy Chancellori 
Marcellete Williams* 
because Scott was va- 
cationing in Mexico. 
The students vowed not 
to leave until all of their 



H.L.H.N.R Rally 

'iemands were met, and 
vound up occupying 
' he building for the next 
.ix days. 

While the student 
' 'eaders negotiated, 
Sther protestors gath- 
ered outside of the 
')uilding in support of 
he take over. Some 
^;tudents helped orga- 
lized support services 
or those inside 
joodell, while other 
■imply came to listen to 
fhe many speakers who 
' iddressed the crowd 
rom the steps of 
' joodell. Each day, 
^:-lass walk-out's and 
^ ' allies were planned, as 
'■tudents waited anx- 
' ously to see how long 
■ he takeover would last. 
' Support for the oc- 
;i ;upation came from the 
'[mtire Five College 
'[\rea and around the 
■lation. Several hun- 
Ired students from 
Amherst, Mount 

riolyoke. Smith, and 
rlampshire Colleges at- 
' I ended the rallies, 
which peaked at over 
1,000 students. Sup- 
oorters of those inside 
3oodell brought tents 
and slept outside of the 
building the entire 
week to show their sup- 
port. Musicians came 

and led the crowd in 
song and dance, and 
their chants of "No jus- 
tice, no peace" and 
"What do we want? 
Justice! When do we 
want it? Now!" could 
be heard all the way 
across the Campus 
Pond and up Orchard 
Hill. Faculty from sev- 
eral departments at 
UMass, including the 
Women's Studies De- 
partment, declared their 
support for the protest- 

The event was 
picked up by local news 
media, such as Channel 
40 in Springfield and 
the Advocate, network 
news such as CNN, and 
major newspapers in- 
cluding The Boston 
Globe. The national at- 
tention focused on the 

takeover resulted in 
calls of support from all 
over the counti'y and the 
world and actually 
touched off a series of 
similar protests at cam- 
puses in New England. 

Throughout the 
week, as temperatures 
plunged and snow be- 
gan to fall, the ralliers 
remained firm in their 
support of the students 
in Goodell. The stu- 
dents organized 
marches through the 
Student Union and 
Whitmore, and blocked 
traffic in both directions 
of Massachusetts Av- 
enue, ensuring that ev- 
eryone on campus 
would feel their pres- 

Finally, on Satur- 
day morning, the ad- 
ministration and the 

student negotiators 
were able to reach a 
compromise. The ad- 
ministration issued a 
list of 2 1 commitments 
to the students, includ- 
ing achieving and 
maintaining 20% 
ALANA students in the 
undergraduate body, in- 
creased diversity in the 
administration, faculty 
and staff, increased fi- 
nancial aid and better 
ALANA support ser- 
vices. The student oc- 
cupiers left Goodell tri- 
umphantly, cheered on 
by a crowd of over 400 
chanting "The students 
]united will never be 
defeated" in the softly 
falling snow. 

The campus at 
large had mixed views 
on the takeover. Some 
agreed with Paul 

Hayes, a senior English 
and journalism major 
who said, "I think it is 
a pretty noble cause." 
Others complained that 
the protestors' demands 
were unrealistic, or that 
the rallies were disturb- 
ing academic life on 
campus. In the end; 
however, the takeover 
certainly brought issues 
such as diversity on 
campus and 

multiculturalism into 
focus. Although only 
the passage of time will 
show if the administra- 
tion fulfills its prom- 
ises, the debates that 
were fostered by the 
takeover ensured that 
many more UMass stu- 
dents will be aware of 
these issues. 

by Tamar W. Carroll 

photo by Aaron Eccles 


At the conclusion 
of the 1995-1996 sea- 
son, the men's basket- 
ball team was looking 
ahead to another suc- 
cessful season. Then 
chaos erupted. All- 
American Marcus 
Camby declared for the 
NBA draft, John 
Calipari left to coach 
the New Jersey Nets, 
and Camby was ac- 

cused of accepting 
money and gifts from 
sports agent Wesley 
Spears. Fortunately, 
everything began to 
pull together when 
former assistant James 
"Bruiser" Flint was 
named head coach. 

After a slow start 
(6-9) to the 1996-97 
campaign, the Minute- 
men got it together mid- 

Photo by Aaron Eccles 

season with a 90-78 win 
over instate rival Bos- 
ton College. They fin- 
ished the season 12-3 
and headed off to the 
Atlantic 10 Tourna- 
ment. The team expe- 
rienced difficulty in the 
tournament, defeating 
Duquesne before losing 
to George Washington. 
Their record and diffi- 
cult schedule were 

enough for an at-large. 
bid into the NCA/» 
Tournament. Louis- 
ville eliminated UMass- 
in the first round, deny- 
ing the Minutemen an>\ 
hopes of returning tc 
the Final Four. 

The season was aai 
learning experience foit 
everyone. Carmelc 
Travieso and Edgari 
Padilla had the teami 

Photo bv Aaron Eccles 


ooking to them for 
2adership. Lari Ketner 
mproved his game all 
I eason while taking 
i)ver Camby's position 
[it center. Charlton 
Zlarke developed into a 
i hooter during the sea- 
[.on, scoring in the 
jlouble digits many 
iimes. The freshmen, 
especially Mike Babul 
iind Ajmal Basit, had a 
jiarder time adjusting 
ihan the other players, 
irhey watched their 
playing time diminish 
as the season continued. 
With all the ad- 
justments the players 
had to make, none were 
quite as difficult as 
Flint's. He took over a 
program that Calipari 
had brought into the na- 
tional spotlight- diffi- 
cult shoes for any coach 

Photo by Aaron Eccles 

to fill. "It's tough hav- 
ing to replace someone 
like that," Flint com- 
mented on his prede- 

Coach Flint has 
been enjoying his new 
position and is looking 
ahead to the next sea- 
son. Catching up with 
him is difficult. Staff 
member Aaron Eccles 
managed to do so. 
Here are some of the 
things the Coach had to 

AE. What has it 
been like filling 
Calipari 's shoes? 

CF. It's been dif- 
ficult; we got off to a 
tough start. A lot of 
thing are different than 
I thought they would 
be, but it's been okay. 

I've been enjoying my- 

AE. Is there one 
thing that has been the 
hardest to get used to? 

CF. The demands 
on your time have been 
a lot different. 

AE. What is there 
to look for next season ? 

CF. We got a lot 
of guys back, which 
helps because they have 
a year under their belt. 
We 're just going to have 
to get some guard play. 
If we can get some con- 
sistent guard play then 
we can be okay, but it's 
going to be a big loss, 
because we're losing 
two senior guards. 

AE. Who are the 
key rookies for next 

CF. We got two 
guards, DePina and 
Cruz, and we're trying 
to bring in one more big 

AE. Will they 
make an impact on the 
team ? 

CF. The two 
guards will, because we 
lost both our guards. 
They're going to get 
their opportunities. 

AE. Is there any- 
thing else that stands 
out in your mind about 

the season ? 

CF. It 's been fun. 
I hope we can continue. 
It's been a good year 
I 'm glad this was a year 
where the guys had 
some hard times and 
pulled themselves 
through. They perse- 
vered and I am really 
proud of them for that. 
They did a great job 
keeping their heads up, 
never getting down, and 
fighting their way 
through the tough 

AE. Where did the 
nickname "Bruiser" 
come from? 

CF. / had it since 
I was born. It came 
from my grandfather I 
was a little sick and in 
the hospital for awhile. 
My grandfather came 
and said, "You know 
he 's gonna grow up and 
be a bruiser " And that 
was it. 

by Jen Rvder 







lE-inaiiill /Haiiriai 

This truly was the 
year of the World-Wide 
Web. Not only here, but 
at other colleges across the 
nation and around the 
world, more students than 
ever before decided to surf 
the Net. This brought with 
it oodles of fun and excite- 
ment, as well as a substan- 
tial decrease in phone bills. 
But it was not without its 

Some advanced 
warning: this is not an ar- 
ticle written by some ex- 
pert on computer technol- 
ogy. I have an e-mail ac- 
count here, and I know 
how to use it for the little 
things that I am interested 
in, like staying in touch 
with my friends and fam- 
ily. But beyond that, I'm 
pretty useless. And so, if 
you are a computer super 
genius, don't be surprised 

or offended if I am totally 
off the mark about some- 
thing, call something by 
the wrong name, or I don't 
know its name at all. I will 
try to avoid the technical 
and stick to what I am an 
authority on: the experi- 
ence of the common 
UMass student, who be- 
fore the advent of the 
Internet knew only how to 
type papers and play soli- 
taire. So just relax. 

It all begins with 
the process of getting on- 
line. Now, how many of 
you remember it being fun 
and easy? I thought so. 
More like getting your 
wisdom teeth removed. 
We arrive at school and 
decide to go, en masse, to 
get our accounts ASAP. 
And that is where the ex- 
citement begins. 

Somehow, the ex- 

act location of where to get 
your account is always a 
mystery. Everyone says 
that they know "the real 
place," because their 
roommate was just there, 
or because the guy down 
the hall was talking about 
it the other day when he 
walked by. However, 
none of these places they 
send you seems to be the 
correct place. What re- 
sults is mass amounts of 
confused students, par- 
ticularly freshmen, going 
from floor to floor in 
Whitmore or skulking 
around the basement of the 
Lederle Tower. Eventu- 
ally, someone in one of 
those places may be able 
to point you in the right 
direction, towards the Of- 
fice of Information Tech- 
nology, first floor of the 
Lederle Low-rise. 

In the beginning 
of the year you could find 
them in the Campus Cen- 
ter. There they offered to 
open your account and 
give you some quick 
pointers if you attended 
one of the thirteen minute 
long sessions offered ev- 
ery seven and three-quar- 
ter minutes on the dot. 
They billed you later 
(twenty bucks a semester) 
and quickly set you up 
with an address and a 
password. And they said 
something about PPP (and 
you smiled and nodded, as 
if you had some idea to 
what they were alluding) 
and they attached another 
sticker to your ID card. 

"Wow," you 
thought, the unsuspecting 
student you are, "I'm 
cruising now. Everything 
from here on must be 

cake." Maybe. 

Some student 
will have no problem 
after this point. G 
back to your room, im! 
stall your e-mail- booir ' 
Now you can tell all o' 
your friends from higlj 
school exactly hov! 
much you hate youn 
roommate and hovi 
much that guy down thd; 
hall (who didn't know 
all that much abou 
opening your e-mail ac 
count) looks like Bailey 
from Party of Five. 

Life isn't thaii 
perfect for most of us 
First, you must get youi 
TAU. For those of you 
who haven't hopped oni 
the information super^ 
highway yet, that standsl' 
for Terminal Adapter: 
Unit. It's the UMass: 
modem, not some new\ 

Phoio hy Aaron Eccles 

ran Eccles 

religious cult. TheTAU's 
are in Whitmore (so part 
of that story is true). Do 
not try to take more than 
one for your room; They 
do not like that. You and 
your roommate must 
share. Also, that TAU is 
meant to replace any mo- 
dem you already have. 
UMass' digital phone sys- 
tem, because it is second 
only to that of the Penta- 
gon, is too much for your 
lowly modem to handle. 
The TAU, in most cases, 
is too cool to hang out with 
Mr. Old Modem. Your 
computer ain't big enough 
for the both of them, so 
make your choice. And 
have fun trying to make 
Mr. Old Modem leave; he 
will probably have to be 
manually removed, from 
what I've heard. For the 
common man, that means 
a visit to the OIT again, 
and a little exchange of 
cash for services. 

If you are really 
lazy or cheap, or if you 
don't have a computer in 
your room, it is time to 
brave the elements and 
hike over to the library, 
back to OIT, or the some 
other lab on campus (un- 
less you are getting to 
know that guy down the 
hall and can access your 
account from his com- 
puter). It will be crowded 
most of the time, but you 
can usually get in some- 
where, as long it isn't a 

peak hour. 

Sitting at your 
terminal, you might feel a 
sense of accomplishment, 
a sense of pride at finally 
having made it on-line. 
Savor it, as it might 
quickly disappear once 
you realize that you can't 
get past the first screen 
without asking for help 
from everyone around 
you. Just try to stay calm, 
to use common sense, and 
always type "pine" if you 
see the dollar sign. 

Now you are fi- 
nally on your way. You 
can tell mom what you 
want for Thanksgiving 
dinner. You can receive 
more chain letters, lists of 
weird stuff, and mildly 
pornographic material 
than you ever dreamed 
possible. And when you 
finally e-mail your best 
friend, you can tell her that 
he may have looked like 
Bailey, but he was a real 
dud. You have finally 
found Mr. Right- he's 
smart, sensitive, and he 
really knows what women 
needs. And you never 
would have met him had 
you not had to call the OIT 
help line twenty times 
while trying to get that 
damn web-browser work- 
ing : ) 

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Frat Life 

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For many men at 
the University, the Greek 
system provides a sense of 
belonging and brother- 
hood. Membership in a 
fraternity is an opportunity 
to make friends for a life- 
time, while learning to live 
and work in a group envi- 

"Fraternities are 
positive, but they receive 
a lot of negative press," 
said sophomore Bob 
McElhinney, a member of 
Delta Upsilon (DU). 
"Many people assume all 
we do is drink. People 
have to realize that we 
own a house and keep it 
in working order. Each of 
the brothers in the house 
has a different job to make 
sure bills are paid and the 
house is kept clean." 
Of the twenty-three frater- 
nities on campus, DU re- 
ceived the highest frater- 
nity grade point average 
for the fall semester 1996. 

"Outside the bas- 
ketball team, I would say 
our fraternity system has 
caused the most discus- 
phoio courtesy of Greek Affairs 

sion about the UniversitI 
in the higher educatioj 
realm. Historically, frater 
nities and sororities haw 
been the biggest advocatee 
of the higher educatio 
mission, and the contribuu 
tions they have made i:i 
improving the quality oo 
student life and in support! 
ing the academic missioDi 
is immeasurable," saiti 
Director of Greek Affair 
at UMass, Michae.' 

During the 1996 
97 academic yeai', the Pan 
Hellenic Council, in col 
laboration with the Inter 
Fraternity Council, estab 
lished a goal of raising 
three thousand dollars foi' 
the Helen Mitchell Famil) 
Outreach Projec; 

(HMFOP), according tt 
Pan-Hellenic President ai 
UMass, Brooke Friedman 
HMFOP is a non-profit 
organization that offers 
help and hope to low in- 
come Amherst families in 
crisis. From 1995-1996, 
178 families received ser- 
vices through this organi- 


zation, which focuses on 
helping to prevent 
homeiessness, avert crisis, 
provide support or inter- 
vention, and teach life 

The Greek Area 
will also have a car-wash 
■and a walk-a-thon in April. 
Plans are being made for 
a Greek Uptown Night, 
where the Greek commu- 
nity will organize to obtain 
a shaie of the profit of their 

The UMass Pan- 
Hellenic, Pan-Hellenic 
ind Inter-Fraternity Ex- 
ecutive Councils will be 
ittending the Annual 
Northeast Inter-Fraternity 
ind Pan-Hellenic Confer- 
ence in Pittsburgh. PA. 
Phis year's focus is "'Navi- 
gating Our Way to Effec- 
ive Leadership". Topics 
if workshops and lectures 
iiclude membership re- 
ruilment. ethics and lead- 
rsliip. public relations, 
cademic excellence, risk 
lanagement, and diver- 
it\- in the Greek System. 

DU"s philan- 
irop\ event is the elev- 
nth annual Chariot Pull, 
hich benefits the Jimmy 
und. a Boston-based or- 
anization that helps chil- 
ren with cancer. The 
vent involves pulling a 
lariot from Boston to 

Amherst along Route 9. 
Each brother takes turns 
pulling for some miles, 
with a total of a hundred 
miles covered in two days. 
Some of the group's other 
events include Parents' 
Day, Alumni Weekend, 
and the Semester Formal. 
The University's 
Greek system has also 
been implementing new 
programs such as the Bal- 
ance Man Program and 
other new member educa- 
tion programs, and has 
been working to increase 
the number of substance- 
free chapters and chapter- 
houses, according to 

The UMass 
Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
was founded on Apiil 19, 
1980. The fraternity was 
built on four principles: 
the promotion of friend- 
ship, the development of 
character, the diffusion of 
liberal culture, and the 
advancement of justice. 
DU is unique by being the 
sixth oldest national fra- 
ternity in the United 
States, having the oldest 
published fraternity 
magazine. Delta Upsilon 
Quarterly, and being the 
first non-secret fraternity. 
Some well- 
known alumni from DU 
include Lou Holtz (fonner 

head football coach at 
Notre Dame). Michael 
Eisner (chairman of the 
board and CEO of 
Disney). James Garfield 
(twentieth president of the 
United States), Les Aspin 
Jr. (former United States 
Secretary of Defense), Pe- 
ter Ueberroth (organizer 
of the 1 984 Olympics and 
former Commissioner of 
Major League Baseball), 
and Dr. Peter Shriver 
(former President Emeri- 
tus of Miami University). 
It is obvious that 
not all fraternities deserve 
the stereotypes applied to 
them. Here at the Univer- 
sity many chapters of the 
Greek system are doing 
good things for them- 
selves and the community. 

bv Melcmie B. Arriida 

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This April 26-27, over 1 ,600 
players from all over New En- 
gland traveled to Haigis Mall at 
the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst to take part in Haigis 
Hoopla, Western Massachusett's 
largest 3-on-3 basketball festival. 
Young and old, out-of-shape and 
ready for the pro's, the partici- 
pants competed in 19 different 
divisions on a total of 450 teams. 
The warm, sunny weather and 
great action brought out 15,000 
spectators, who checked out their 
favorite teams and sunbathed on 
the lawn. 

According to Kara Stamm, 
a freshmen chemistry major who 
went to see her friends compete, 
the spectators had a great time and 
the event brought spirit to the en- 
tire campus. 

"There were so many 
people out and about, it brought 
the whole school together," 
Stamm said. "It was nice to see 
people from the community get- 
ting involved, too, not just people 
from UMass." 

One of the biggest draws on 

Saturday was the inagural "New 
Ballance - Champion UMass 
Legends Game" which featured 
recent UMass greats including 
Jim McCoy, the all-time leading 
scorer in UMass basketball his- 
tory (2, 374 points) and Ted 
Cottrel and Rigoberto Nunez, 
members of the UMass 'Final 
Four' squad in 1996. Joined by 
Will Herndon, Tony Barbee, 
Craig Berry and Jason Germain, 
the stars played two 12-minute 
halves to the cheers of a roaring 
crowd. Marty Dobrow, author of 
Going Bigtime: The Spectacular 
Rise of UMass Basketball, was on 
hand after the game to autograph 
copies of his book, which were 
available at a discounted price. 

Kids from across the Pio- 
neer Valley joined in the festivi- 
ties as they flocked to "The 
Childeren's Experience", an inter- 
active area with an inflatible 
jumping castle, "The Haigis 
Bounce House", and mini-slam 
dunk and 3-point contests. The 
New England Blizzards made a 
special appearance, signing auto- 
graphs and giving out prizes to the 

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excited kids. 

Other attractions included 
"Spalding Women's Clinic", with 
UMass coach Joanie O'Brien and 
her squad giving skill demonstra- 
tions and 3-on-3 exhibition games 
and the UMass Funk Team, which 
performed a lively dance routine 
Defore the start of the UMass Leg- 
ends Game. A Champion Slam 
Dunk Competition and the 
UMass Five College Federal 
"redit Union Shoot-Out gave all 
he athletes an opportunity to play. 

Haigis Hoopla is a non- 
profit event organized by students 
n the University of Massachu- 
setts Sport Management Program, 
^ow in its seventh year, Haigis 
hoopla is the largest student-run 
;vent in New England. Super- 
vised by faculty members Dr. 
Vlark McDonald and Dr. Carol 
lair, 26 graduate and undergradu- 
ite students planned and operated 
he event. This year's sponsors 
ncluded New Balance, Cham- 
)ion, the UMass Five College 
ederal Credit Union and WHMP. 

All proceeds from Haigis Hoopla 
benefit the Erik K. Kjeldsen 
Scholarship Fund, which awards 
scholarships to undergraduate stu- 
dents annually. This year's schol- 
arship winners were David 
Kapelinski and Kate Giglio. 

B\ Taniar W. Carroll 

Photo by Aaron Eccles 

Photos b\ Aaron Eccles 

This Mother's Day 
weekend marked the arrival of 
the annual Spring Concert. 
Performers included Trick 
Knee, 702, Jazz Mandolin 
Project, G. Love and Special 
Sauce, and headliner Redman. 
Guest DJ's included Cool 
Regg, JA, Scorty, Harrison, and 
Darb. Due to rainy weather and 
a two dollar fee, a smaller 
crowd of students than ex- 
pected attended the six-hour 
music festival. 

The event began at 
noontime with the sounds of 
local band Trick Knee, who 
won the opening slot at the 
Battle of the Bands, an annual 
event sponsored by University 
Productions and Concerts 
(UPC), organizers of the Con- 
cert. Trick Knee's jazz-folk 
rock flavor of music paralleled 
closely the sounds of Phish and 
the Grateful Dead. The band 
proved to be a crowd pleaser. 

A band that is hot on 
the R&B charts, 702, played on 

a wet stage, but overcame the 
cold dreary weather with style 
and class. Their hit R&B single 
"Steelo," has made them 
known as the "next big thing" 
in the R&B world. This band 
is the brainchild of Michael 
Bivens from Bel Biv DeVoe. 

The Jazz Mandolin 
Project from Vermont, with 
both jazz and mandolins, 
proved to be the most unique 
act in the Concert. Fans of 
bands such as Phish and Blues 
Traveler seemed to enjoy their 

presentation. As suggested by 
the name, band leader Jamie 
Masefield performs jazz on a 
mandolin, while member Stacy 
Starkwater plays bass and 
member Gabe Jarrett plays 
drums. Their sound roamed the 
spectrum of musical genres 
from folk to funk to classical. 
A talented blend of 
folk, rap, and blues soon made 
its way beside the Campus 
Pond. G. Love and Special 
Sauce is described in the Col- 
lege Music Journal . as "floppy 

Photo by Aaron Eccles 

Photo b\ Aaron Ecclel 

Spring Concert 

drums, simply 

plucked bass and almost 
lounge-y guitar — G-Love's 
lax rap style, at times recall[s] 
Anthony Kiedis or Michael 
Ivey (Basehead), and at other 
times sound[s] like a drunk guy 
singing on the subway." G. 
Love's hits include "Cold Bev- 
erage," and "Baby's Got 

G. Love had a simple 
guitar and bass drum line-up, 

in contrast to The Jazz Man- 
dolin Project's complex har- 
monizing. Similar to 702, G. 
Love seemed lost on such a 
large outdoor stage. Both 
bands seemed better suited for 
small, smoky clubs than out- 
door festivals. 

The self-described 
"Funk-Docta" and hip-hop 
maestro, Redman, had no prob- 
lem filling the stage and win- 
ning over the crowd's favor. 

His funny rhymes, stage-div- 
ing, and crowd-surfing helped 
to liven up the audience. 

Recent Spring Concert 
performers include Bob 
Dylan, Beastie Boys, Blues 
Traveler. Naughty by Nature, 
Fishbone, and Violent 
Femmes. Students seemed ea- 
ger for the list of bands play- 
ing at this year's Concert, es- 
pecially since last year's was 
canceled due to low funds. 
With a small budget and a de- 
sire to please everyone, UPC 
put together a show that 
yielded scarce crowds com- 
pared to past years. 

The show was co- 
sponsored by the UMass Arts 
Council, Newbury Comics, 
WHMP, the Massachusetts 
Daily Collegian, and the Stu- 
dent Government Association. 

by Melanie B Arruda 

Photo b\ Aaron Eccles 

The University of Massa- 
chusetts at Amherst has always 
offered its students a wide va- 
riety of activities, ranging from 
recreational to athletic to aca- 
demic in nature. However, 
what makes UMass unique 
from other schools is the pres- 
ence of a fully enclosed perfor- 
mance arena known as the 
Mullins Center. Here, the di- 
versity of student interests is 
reflected by the variety of func- 
tions offered throughout the 

The Mullins Center is best 
known as the home of the 
UMass Minutemen. However, 
the same floor that supports a 
basketball game can be con- 
verted to a rink for hockey 
games or the Stars on Ice skat- 
ing event. The arena can be 
transformed into a stage for a 
concert, or a show ring for 
dancing Lippizzaner Horses. 
The Mullins Center is designed 
to accommodate any event. 

The Center is not just 
for student use; the box office 
sells tickets to local residents 
and other non-students, making 
it assessable to the public as 
well as to the University com- 
munity. Besides Midnight 
Madness, affairs such as home 
shows, computer fairs, and lo- 
cal high school graduations 
have been hosted at the Mullins 


What peaks the interest of 
most of the student body is the 
possibility of a favorite musi- 
cian coming to rock the stage. 
The Mullins Center is easily 
transformed into a full-fledged 
stage complete with sound sys- 
tem. This year, Melissa 
Ethridge, 311, Dave Matthew's 
Band, Black Crowes, Smash- 
ing Pumpkins, and Stone 
Temple Pilots produced sell- 
outs at the box office. Because 
of the compactness of the 
arena, no matter where one sits 
the sound is incredible and un- 

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Services sponsors Touring 
America, where various food 
stations are set up on the arena 
floor. Each station represents 
a different region of the United 
States and offers a sample of 
treats associated with that area. 
Students on the meal-plan get 
in with ID'S and a small fee can 
be paid by non-students to en- 
ter. With a menu of Antonio's 
pizza and funnel cake, who 
could pass it up? 

Of course, the Center 
hosts a whole slew of sporting 
events. Men's and women's 
basketball take up the major- 
ity of the showings from No- 
vember through February, with 
various hockey games mixed 
in to raise the spirits of all ath- 
letic fans. 

The Mullins Center this 
year, as in years past, offered a 
little something for everyone. 
The never-ending stream of 
events makes the Center 
standout as an icon of enter- 
tainment and excitement for 

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Hannah M Wetterauw 
Jill Wheatley 
Julie C Wheeler 
Aaron R White 


PlantSoil Science 
Political Science 

Nathaniel A White 
jsa Ann Whitehead 
'amela L Whiteway 
Megan C Whitney 
na\ id C.White 

Sports Man 
Elec Engin 

Jennifer L Whittlesey Communications 

Terence Widjaja 
Jennifer A Widmann 
Jared S Wiener 
Rebecca C Wiggins 

Industrial Engin 

Operations Mgt. 

Elizabeth A Wilder 
Nathan T Wilds 
Greta A Williams 
Keisa Williams 
Sonya Williams 

Chem Engin 
Sports Man 

Amy A Willoughby 
Greg Wilson 
Kerrie L Wilson 
Kristin M Winkler 
I )onna S Winquist 

Enviro Science 
Music Edu 


Jennifer Wittwer 


Rebecca S Wolk 


Derek H Wong 

Animal Science 

Pon Yna Wong 


Thung Wong 


Amanda B Woodward 
Anthony E Wozniak 
Holly M Wright 
Jennifer L Wright 
Todd E Wright 


Industrial Engin 
Consumer Stud 
Computer Science 

Nicole M Wry 


Michelle L Xiarhos 


Sara E Yaffe 

Comm Dis 

Victoria Yakunin 


Jenny Yang 


Matthew N Yanosy 

Nat Res Study 

Nick Yarmac 


Kimberly L Yamick 


Clifford E Yee 


Matthew Yezuita 


Inku Yo 


Melissa Yoblon 


Ji Hyun Yoon 


Kyong-Sup Yoon 

Enviro Science 

Evan A Young 


Jennifer E Young 


Peggy A Younger 


Lena K Youssef 


Nicole Zafirelis 


Todd A Zaniewski 



Jennifer Zappala 
Tracey A Zarrillo 
Martha M Zatlukal 
lAiin AZebroski 

Comm Dis, Spanish 


Rinnan A Zheleznyakov Theater 

Heather S Zoltek 
Kevin W Zumbruski 
Kenneth A. Freeman 
Christine Lee 
(ircgory O'Donnell 



Sports Man 



Lisa Oliveri 
Leigh-Ann Pagliuca 
Yau-liong Tsai 
Matt Wurtzel 

Journalism, Econ 


The Index greatly appreciates the contribu- 
tion the following people have made. If it 
were not for these generous contributions 
the Index would not have been able to pro- 
duce this outstanding yearbook. 

Rita and Chet Mattera 

Dr. and Mrs. JozefNiznik 


Art's Parts and Service 

Sean Carter, Trustee 

Marlies Comjean 

Mr. William and Dr. Joyce Green 

Alan and Pyllis Hoffman 

Kaamil Lizana 

Hank and Donna Koritkoski 

James and Marilyn Traverse 

Congratulations Jay! 

You were always there for us 
as either a mentor or a friend. 
Thanks for bringing us to the 
store whenever needed :) but 
most of all, always being 
there as a friend. Thanks 


Loretta and Sean 

Here's a list of memories from UMass: 


Cheech & Chong 

1 6th floor Washington 

Star Wars 

Sutter Home 

cheap wine to brandy? 

getting arrested New Year's Eve 

4 a.m. fire drills 

Vince's lab on 15th floor LGRT 

getting kicked out of liquors's 44 

getting knocks at 3 a.m. for chem help 

Have a great time and keep in touch. 

Beguiling Jenn 
Taking Life Her Way... 
Congratulations & Love 
Mom, Dad, April & Marcy 

May Your Future Be Filled 
with Happiness and 


Mom, Dad & Peter 

You've Come a 
long way, Collin! 



Mom, Dad, Jennifer and Heather 

Congratulations to our 
beautiful daughter 

Kerri Ann Barber endless source of love 
and pride 

All our love. 

Mom, Dad and Brooks 

Sean Maguire, 

We're happy that you're 
moving on to bigger and bet- 
ter things. Nothing makes us 
more proud than your accom- 
plishments on 4-20-97 

Be a star. 

Love Mom, Dad, 

and Big Blue. 


Every year you amaze 
us more and more with all 
your accomplishments. 

5th floor Field 

Congratulations Don Chase 

From all your buddies at 


We love you. We 
know you can make it to 
the top. 


and Jawad. 


Dearest son of ours, may 
the hope's and dreams already 
yours expand and grow and 
multiply and be fulfilled to your 
heart's overwhelming satisfac- 
tions. The rest of your life is 

With all of our love, 
Mom and Dad 


These past few years that you 
have been away have brought us 
much closer together. We've shared 
so much with each other and you've 
helped me grow. I have looked up to 
you for advice on my problems, but I 
also look up to you as a person. You 
have done so much with your life and 
I will always be striving to be like you. 
Don't forget I will always be here for 
you if you ever need anything and I 
will always be your loving younger 


To our Daughter Tara 

Life is divided into three terms- 
That which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the 
past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better 
for the future. 

Hoping all your wishes come true-We're so proud of you. 

Love Mom & Dad 


COX(^miO\J{flOX% MCV 'l?E§-f wis}m& foii ^^ wox^d&flfol 


1>^1>, MOK. KV,\\m; '95. JRFF ^Kl) ROSS 


Congratulations. Michelle Hanson, School of Management, 
Class of 1997! 

We're always been so very proud of you and all your accom- 
plishments. We wish you lots of luck and happiness in the 

Our love always, 
Mom, Dad, Julie and Kerrie (U.Mass, Class of 2000) 



Congratulations, your on to bigger and 
better things. 

Love Mom, Dad, Mehssa and Ryan. 


Congratulations to Jamie 
With all our love 

Allan- Andy-Claudia-Jayeon 
Grandma ill-Dlane-Dad-and 
''buddy + dexter' 

Dear Alison, 

We all love you so much, and are so 
proud of you. May your future hold hap- 
piness and success! 

Love always. 

Mom, Dad, and Mike 


May all your 
dreams come true... 


With all our love, 
Meg, Mom and Dad 



We're so proud 
of you and your 

Mom and Dad 


Reach for the stars and you'll 
catch a dream. 

Mom, Dad, and Amy 

Congratulations Sarah Lisauskas! 
We love you. 

Mom, Dad and Carolyn 

Thi, Judith & Beth 

It's been a geat ride. What a family we've becoiTK i 
We've enriched each others lives. The best is yet to comr; 



We are very proud of you. We 
know how hard you worked to achie\Ai 
this goal. Congratulations. We love 

Mom, Dad, Kenny & Jeff 

Brian, Amy, MARTHA 

Keith's love and 
perserverance for life, along 
with his respect and caring 
for family & friends, has 
made us the proudest par- 
ents alive. 

Dear Craig, 

"If you can imagine it, you can aciiieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." 

-William Arthur Ward- 

We love you. We believe in you and your abilities. You have made us truly proud. 


Mom, Dad, and Melissa 

Danielle Barone 




We are so proud of you. As a son and brother, you are #1 

May you enjoy life's richest rewards.. .You deserve them! 

Congratulations and Best Wishes 


Dad, Mom, Tricia & Amanda 





5 Years ago, it seemed so far away i 

But here it is, already, today 
All the homework, classes & books ! 
Finally, now you can go to work! 
I love you. Paula 

Daniel Start 

Mom & Dad & Family 


We love you and are proud of you 
Love Danny & Christopher 

Congratulations Craig! 
Love and Best Wishes 
Mom, Dad, Liz and Brian 

Shannon C. Reily Class of 1 997 

Congratulations! You worked hard and accomplished a great deal. You made new friends and discovered 
new worlds. You made us proud. Tomorrow's challenges are many but so are your strengths. You can 
face the future wiith pride. We wish you well. ..we love you. 

Mom, Dad, and Rosie 

"Wrap your dreams 
around you, like a cloak 
against the cold. Never 
share them carelessly or 
force them to unfold." 
-Grateful Dead 


Love, Mom, Dad, Pat and 


Congratulations on what you 
have accomplished on and off the field. 
We love you. 


Mom, Dad, Brian & Heather 

I Nc Name Club I 

P.e. t^€\ 4CCC, Creenfleld, MA C13C2 


One Stop Shopping, Dining 
and Entertainment 

(413) 586-5700 

Route 9, Hadley 


Palmer Paving 
c drpdratidn 

PO BOX 47 
PALMER, MA 01069 



I Amusements and Vending 

Russ Mawdsley I 


116 Race Street 
Holyoke, MA 01040 





983 Page Boulevard 

Springfield, MA 01 104 





112 Industry Ave., Springfield, MA 01104 





1 550 WEST ST.. RTE, 1 16 

P.O. BOX 42 1 

AMHERST. MA. O 1 004 

TEL: 413-253 2075 

Contemporary Family Dining 

Route 1-91 rotary. Greenfield, MA 




Tonn W. Drake 

Attorney « 

90 Conz street 
Northampton, MA 01060 












H ealthC are® 

"Home Healthcare for the People You Love " 

Nurses, Aides, PT, ST, OT 


Plumbing Supply 

285 King Street, Northampton, MA 


413-665-8011 1-800-331-6880 


Greenfield OB-GYN Associates 

•William E. Callahan, M.D. 
•William B. Murray, M.D. 
•Ann M. Corrinet, CNM 
•Elizabeth A. Grob, CNM 

196 N. Pleasant street 

Amherst, MA 01002 (413)256-1444 



i Pete's Tire Barn's, Inc. i 
i 508-544-881 1 i 

? Serving Central New England 9 
§ With 7 Stores o 
f Passenger, Truck, Farm and Earthmover Tires ^ 

i 5 

TEL. (413)583-6628^ FAX (413) 583-5187 

He\N inqavid Pallets & St^ids, Inc, 








Serving the educational 

community with excellence 

for over 20 years. 


10. Prune-eating Sumo wrestler. 
9. High-rise window cleaner 

wrth blacider problem. 
8. Near sighted knife juggler. 
7. Megalomaniac Third 

World Dictators. 
6. Grown men named "Biff." 
5. Heavily armed hot dog 


4. Carsick brother in the seat 
next to you. 

3. Brain surgeon with hiccups. 
2. Anyone with a cranky 

disposition and a chainsaw. 
I . People who offer you drugs. 



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51 Huntington 



Specialist inc. 

SNET Linx Cellular Service 

267 Page Blvd. 
Springfield, MA 

Jerry or Ed 

United Parcel Service 

1700 West Park Drive 

Westborough, MA 01581 






and Weloome *Jo. Ou^ 
Mewed AluHmU 

Your UMass Alumni Association helped enhance your education by 
providing support to many differerent organizations and departments 
on campus. It's now time to let us help you take the next step, with: 

Career Networking 

A Worldwide Alumni Club Program 
Discounts on Internet Access 
A New Alumni Center 

Short-term Health Insurance 
and Much, Much More! 

To learn more about your one-year complimentary membership in the 
UMass Alumni Association, call: 


J 92 

Seivingthe 1||^^ 

^=^ community since 1960 

• Henry Drinker, M.D. • Jonathan R. Kurtis, M.D. 

• Daniel G. McBride, M.D. • Charles A. Mick, M.D. 

• Robert S. Waskowitz, M.D. • Thomas C. Wilson, M.D. 

•Mary Powers, PA- C 

Official orthopedic physicians for UMass athletic teams since I960, 

Orthopedic consultants to Smith College, Motmt Holyoke College, 

Amherst College, Hampshire College. 

Congratulations Class of 1 997 

U of M Bus Garage 

Amherst, Massachusetts 1 002 



Marriott Educational Services 
Northeast Region 

220 Washington Ave Extension 

Albany, NY 12203 

(518) 464-1110 


to the 


and the 


Baystate Medical Center 

Franklin Medical Center 

Mary Lane Hospital 

wish the Class of 1997 
the best of luck in future endeavors. 





Saturn of Hadley 

40 Russell St. (Route 9) 
Hadley. MA 01035 
Fax 584-0606 





(413) 774-7016 





Supply Company, Inc. 

Custodial Maintenance Supplies 

"Dedicated to Clean Living" 

2220 Main Street 
Springfield, MA 01 104 

Fax (413) 737-9251 

Berksnire Plastics Co., Inc. 



24 Hour Towing (4 1 3) 549-0828 

Parts Locating Service FAX (413)549-1322 


For parts ask for Leon 





& Cruise Center 

"A UMASS Designated Agency" 

15 Cowles Lane, Amherst 












Index '97 


Abare, Amy 130 
Abatemarco, Atiera 1 30 
Accardi, Robyn 130 
Acheson, Cindy 130 
Adalman, Adam 1 30 
Adamczak, Suzanne 130 
Adams, Christine 130 
Agboola, Mufutau 130 
Ahn,Andy 130 
Alartosky, Robert 130 
Aiechny, Kristin 1 30 
Alessio, Frank 130 
Alexander, John 130 
Allen, Aaron 130 
Allen, Donna 130 
Alley, Christopher 130 
Aipert, Ronald 130 
Alpogan, SeHn 130 
Altman, Harvey 130 
Alvarado, Belkis 130 
Alves, Elaine 130 
Amsler, Heather 130 
Amundsen, Brett 130 
Ananda, Tiphareth 130 
Anastos, Cynthia 130 
Anderson, Elizabeth 130 
Anderson, Erika 130 
Anderson, Jennifer 130 
Anderson, Julie 130 
Anderson, Justus Jr. 131 
Anderson, Mark 131 
Androski, Brian 131 
Aquafresca, Jan 131 
Arnold, Cynthia 131 
Arruda, Melanie 131 
Ashworth, Alison 131 
Asselin, Patricia 131 
Atkin, Jeffrey 131 
Atwater, Nathan 131 
Audi, Robert 131 
Awdycki, Mark 131 
Axtman, Charles 131 

Bacchard, Sara 131 
Badolato, Beth 131 
Bajaj, Sonali 131 
Bajnoci, Shane 131 
Balcomb, Joshua 131 
Baran, Robert 131 
Barber, Kerri 131 
Barber, Suzanne 131 
Barnard, Marialena 131 
Barone, Danielle 131 
Barrett, Kathryn 131 
Barrett, Leah 131 
Barrington, Rachel 131 
Barry, Joanna 1 3 1 
Bartlett, John 131 

Barton, Heather 1 3 1 
Baryski, Tanya 131 
Basilio, Jeremy 132 
Bazarnik, Amy 132 
Bazinet, Stacey 132 
Beacom, Bradford 1 32 
Beard, Jonathan 132 
Beardsley, Sarah 132 
Beaudet, Ann 132 
Beaulieu, Sarah 132 
Becker, John 132 
Beek, Stephen 132 
Bell, Brian 132 
Bellerose, Andrea 132 
Belles, Christina 132 
Belleville, Aliesha 132 
Benkart, Brian 132 
Bennett, Jason 132 
Benoit, Jessica 132 
Benson, Eric 132 
Berger, Lainie 132 
Bergheimer, Erica 132 
Berk, Laurie 132 
Berkowitz, Pere 132 
Berman, Christine 132 
Berman, Joshua 132 
Bernhard, Jaime 132 
Bernstein, Adam 132 
Berry, Daniel 132 
Bertucci, Matthew 132 
Bessenoff, Wendy 132 
Bhasavanich, Saha 132 
Bien Aime, Frantz 133 
Bilger, Keith 133 
Bires, Todd 133 
Blackwell, Kory 133 
Blake, Cameron 133 
Bloodsworth, David 133 
Bloom, Pamela 133 
Blumberg, Johanna 133 
Blunt, Erica 133 
Bodden, Toshiba 133 
Borghesi, Christen 133 
Borliant, Erica 133 
Borning, Thomas 133 
Borys, Jeffrey 133 
Boscoe, Brian 133 
Bottasso, Karen 133 
Boucher, Suzanne 133 
Bouvier, Elizabeth 133 
Bove, Brigette 133 
Boyd, Colleen 133 
Boykin, Latisha 133 
Boyson, Michael 133 
Bozek, Jennifer 133 
Brady, Daniel 133 
Brandt, Allyssa 133 
Brischler, Erik 133 
Brisson, Matthew 133 
Brockington, Ronald 133 

Brody, Craig 133 
Brogna, David 133 
Bromberg, David 134 
Brown, Andrew 134 
Brown, Kimberly 134 
Brunato, David 134 
Brunner, Gretchen 1 34 
Bryan, Erica 134 
Buchanan, Julie 134 
Bucknam, Jodi 134 
Buckwalter, Sarah 134 
Bullock, Corey 134 
Buote, Jodie 134 
Burdette, Mary 134 
Burgess, Theresa 1 34 
Burke, Stacey 134 
Bums, Amy 134 
Bums, Christine 134 
Bums, Jennifer 134 
Burrell, Kathleen 134 
Butkevich, Brian 134 

Caccese, Meredith 134 
Cachat, David 134 
Cafferky, Neal 134 
Cahill, Shawn 134 
Calderon, Rosa 134 
Callaghan, Caitlin 134 
Camara, Melanie 1 34 
Campailla, Frank 1 34 
Campbell, Brian 134 
Campbell, Stephan 134 
Campsey, Tara 134 
Candelier, Jose 135 
Cane, Joshua 135 
Canham, Sarah 135 
Capers, Karalee 135 
Carabetta, Audra 135 
Cardenas, Samantha 135 
Carlino, Tanya 135 
Carlson, Larissa 135 
Carmo, Isabelle 135 
Carney, Mark 1 35 
Carpenter, Krystin 1 35 
Carpenter, Marie 135 
Carr, Peter 135 
Carrier, Lynn 1 35 
Carroll, Crystal 135 
Carter, Colleen 135 
Carter, David 135 
Carter, Sean 1 35 
Cassidy, Mary 135 
Cassiere, Ann 135 
Castillo, Arlene 135 
Cataloni, Richard 1 35 
Caulfield, Steven 135 
Cava, William 135 
Cavicchi, Jennifer 135 
Cecala, Rebecca 1 35 
Cefalo, Leif 135 

Celano, David 135 
Cernik, Brian 135 
Chafetz,Joy 135 
Chamberiin, Kelly 136 
Chan, David 136 
Chan, Lisa 136 
Chan, Veronica 136 
Chang, Suying 136 
Chang, Tintin 136 
Chartoff, Alyson 136 
Chase, Michael 136 
Chaskelson, Laura 136 
Chatel, Richard 136 
Chaves, Kelly 136 
Chayoun, Guy 136 
Chea, Napich 136 
Chen, Li Fang 136 
Cheung, Wendy 136 
Chia, LiY 136 
Childers, Nathan 136 
Cho, Danny 136 
Chon, Liza 136 
Christie, Caroline 136 
Chuck, Marybeth 136 
Chung, Hae 136 
Church, Mori 136 
Chutchaipolrut, Artit 136 
Ciavattone, Jill 136 
Cicoria, Terasa 136 
Cincotti, Christina 136 
Circosta, Krystina 136 
Cirella, Jonathan 136 
Cirlin, Gail 136 
Cisek, Jill 137 
Clark, Alexandra 137 
Clark, Heather 137 
Clark, Lea 137 
Clarke, Jeffrey 137 
Claudio, Mirian 137 
Clermont, Alana 137 
Clines, Andrew 137 
Coakley, Colleen 137 
Coelho, Jennifer 137 
Coffey, Sarah 137 
Cohen, Jackie 137 
Cohen, Jamie 137 
Cohen, Lanna 137 
Cohen, Rebecca 137 
Coker, Jeffrey 137 
Colbath,Arik 137 
Coles, David 137 
Coles, Jason 137 
Colligan, Jacquelyn 137 
Collins, Caroline 137 
Collins, Eric 137 
Collins, Julie 137 
Collins, Thomas 137 
Colombo, Regina L^7 
Colpitts, Chad 137 
Comjean, Evan 137 

Conley, Theresa 137 
Conserva, Stephanie 137 
Cook, Debbie 137 
Cookson, Peter 138 
Cooper, Brigitte 138 
Cooper, Madeleine 138 
Corcoran, Moira 138 
Corley, Kasie 138 
Con^eia, Cristina 138 
Corriveau, Stephanie 138 
Costello IV. Thomas 138 
Cotreau, Jena 138 
Couture, Colette 138 
Cox, David 138 
Coy, Abigail 138 
Coyle, Michael 138 
Crawford, Alison 138 
Cretella, Jennifer 138 
Cronin, Carolyn 138 
Croteau, Brian 138 
Crowell, Heather 138 
Crowley, Janelle 138 
Curro, Kristin 138 
Currul, Kristine 138 
Curtis, Emilie 138 
Curtis, William 138 
Czerwinski, Derek 138 

Daboosh, Neiv 138 
Dalbec, Marjorie 138 
Dalessio, Annmarie 138 
Daley, Yuland 138 
Dang, Thuan 138 
Darby, Christian 138 
Davis, Brian E. 139 
Davis, Brian K. 139 
Davis, Keith 139 
De Agazio, Antonella 139 
De Rosier III. Robert 139 
Debenedetto, Diana 139 
Decongelio, Karen 139 
Decruz, Mary 1 39 
Degree, Todd 139 
Delatola, Joanne 139 
Delouchrey, Barbara 1 39 
Deluca, Matthew 139 
Demers, Derek 139 
Demos, Georgia 139 
Denardo, Kathy 139 
Dennehy, Matthew 139 
Depeter. Danielle 1 39 
Deschamps, Heather 1 39 
Destefano, Amy 139 
Detemple. Christopher 139 
Devila. Feliciana 139 
Diamond, Joshua 139 
Dibenedetto. Patricia 1 39 
Difelice, Laura 139 
Digiovanni, Anthony 139 
Digregorio. Michael 1 39 

Dimare, Christopher 1 39 
Dincman, Selen 139 
Dineen, Michael 139 
Ditto, Lisa 139 
Doan, Vu 140 
Doggett, Elizabeth 140 
Doherty, Katherine 140 
Donaldson, Kristin 140 
Donnelly, Margaret 140 
Donnelly, William 140 
Donovan, Kevin 140 
Dooley. Martina 140 
Dorren. Timothy 140 
DowHng, Stephanie 140 
Downey, Karen 140 
Doyle, Aimee 140 
Doyle, Eileen 140 
Doyle, Elizabeth 140 
Dresner, Scott 140 
Drinkwater, Kerri 140 
Drown, Paula 140 
Drubin. David 140 
Drury. Patrick 140 
Dube, Gwen 140 
Duda, Kristen 140 
Duddy, Martha 140 
Dugre, Janine 140 
Dunn, Lisa 140 
Dunton, Heather 140 
Duplessis, Nicole 140 
Duplessy. Marie 140 
Durant, Elizabeth 140 
Dwyer, Amy 140 
Dymek, Michael 140 

Eaton, Elizabeth 141 
Echevarria, Keith 141 
Eckmann. Stacey 141 
Eckstein, Karen 141 
Economakos,Christopher 1 4 1 
Edeline, Samantha 141 
Edgington, Came 141 
Edwards, Jennifer 141 
Eliason, Robyn 141 
Elliot, Christopher 141 
ElzyJr, Leo 141 
Enere, Julia 141 
England, Christopher 141 
Enz, Courtney 141 
Espinola, Kreg 141 
Evans, SheUi 141 

Fallon, Michael 141 
Falquez, Alvard 141 
Falto, Manuel 141 
Faria, William 141 
Fariey, Mary 141 
Faticanti, Debra 141 
Faulkner, Deborah 141 
Fede, Bryan 141 

Fedele, Joanne 141 
Fein, Bany 141 
FeloH, John 141 
Fenney, James 141 
Fergus, Keitra 141 
Ferrara, Julie 141 
Ferrari, Michael 142 
Field, Tracey 142 
Fillion, Lisa 142 
Fiorey, Francesca 142 
Fisher, Isabelle 142 
Fitzgerald, Jeffrey 142 
Fitzgerald, Tara 142 
Fitzgibbons, Bairiann 142 
Flaherty, Jennifer 142 
Flanagan. Nicole 142 
Flynn, Michael 142 
Flynn. Stacy 142 
Foley, Robert 142 
Foltz, Gretchen 142 
Forti, Cynthia 142 
Foss, Jeffrey 142 
Foss, Shannon 142 
Fossarelli, Jennifer 142 
Foster, Jean 142 
Foster, Terry 142 
Fournier, Erin 142 
Fournier. Timothy 142 
Fox, David 142 
Fox, Laurie 142 
Fraga, Jocelyn 142 
Frasca. Andrew 142 
Frederick. Jennifer 142 
Freed, Pamela 142 
Freeman, Kenneth 173 
Freeman, Tanya 142 
Freitag. Eric 142 
Frescura. Jessica 143 
Friedman. Stephen 143 
Fruh, Shawn 143 
Fung. Joseph 143 

Gagnon. Catherine 143 
Galanis. Timothy 143 
Galitsky. Julianne 143 
Gallagher, Aaron 143 
Gallant, Tessa 143 
Galvin, Bridget 143 
Gaouette. Deborah 143 
Garber. Daniel 143 
Garland. Heather 143 
Gemmell. Marcia 143 
Gendron, John 143 
Georgelis, Alyssa 143 
Getty, Matthew 143 
Geyer, Kristi 143 
Ghaneh, Artemis 143 
Ghilarducci, Peter 143 
Gile, Shelby 143 
Gilmore, Lori 143 

Githmark, Andrew 143 
Glangrande. Lisa 143 
Gleckel.Amy 143 
Godfrey. Mark 143 
Goetz, Jarrett 143 
Goldberg, Stacie 143 
Goldstein, Jason 143 
Goldstein, Lucas 143 
Gomes. Rosa 144 
Gomez. Melissa 144 
Goodman. Seth 144 
Goodreau, Michael 144 
Goodwin, Michelle 144 
Goreham, Kathleen 144 
Gorevich, Vito 144 
Gorman, Angelica 144 
Goss, Amy 144 
Gottfried, Ely ssa 144 
Gottlieb, Stacey 144 
Goulet. Daniel 144 
Govoni. Kelly 144 
Gower. Adam 1 44 
Graglia. H Robert 144 
Gray, Carolyn 144 
Gray, Lisa 144 
Greaves, Tara 144 
Greco, Stephen 144 
Green. Caryn 144 
Green. Emmie 144 
Green. Zhanna 144 
Gresham. Malaysia 144 
Grey. Joshua 144 
Griffin. Tara 144 
Groark. Deanna 144 
Gross. Barry 144 
Grossman, Sara 144 
Guarino, Joseph 144 
GueiTa. Jo Anna 144 
Guinan. Eric 145 
Gulley. Nicole 145 
Gustafson. Kathleen 145 
Guth, Stephen 145 
Gwozdz. Jodie 145 
Gyllenborg, Eric 145 

Habink, Jennifer 145 
Hadjikyriakos.Marcos 145 
Hadsell, Serena 145 
Haggerty, Meghan 145 
Hakim, Tinaz 145 
Haley. Lisa 145 
Hall. Katherine 145 
Hamill, Christopher 145 
Hamilton. Patrice 145 
Hamlet. Amy 145 
Hammer. David 145 
Hammond, Mark 145 
Hand. James 145 
Hand. Jared 145 
Hannon. Sean 145 

Hannon, Suzanne 145 
Hanrahan, Timothy 145 
Hansen, Douglas 145 
Hanson, Michelle 145 
Haque, Zaffar 145 
Harding, Susan 145 
HaiTis, Randy 145 
Harrison, Sian 145 
Hart, Timothy 146 
Hartwell, Douglas 146 
Hass, Michael 146 
Haugsjaa, Todd 146 
Hawthorne II, William 146 
Hayduk, Colleen 146 
Haynesworth, Kendall 146 
Heaphy, Chrisitina 146 
Hennemuth, Benjamin 146 
Henry, Erik 146 
Hertzel, Aaron 146 
Heun, Ronald 146 
Hines, Alycia 146 
Hines, Christopher 146 
Hioenata, Russin 146 
Hobbs, Melissa 146 
Hoch, Jeremy 146 
Hockenson. Jennifer 146 
Hocker. Kristen 146 
Hodgson, Shannon 146 
Hoffman, Michael 146 
Holbert, Kristen 146 
Holland,Rhonda 146 
Holmstrom, Krista 146 
Holstine, Kelly 146 
Honickman, Rachel 146 
Hopf, Kelly 146 
Horgan, Sean 146 
Home, Stuart 146 
Horton, Eileen 146 
Horvath, Juha 147 
Hoskeer, April 147 
Hourihan, Keith 147 
Houston, Mikhaela 147 
Hovey, Craig 147 
Howerton, Ronny 147 
Howland, Joy 147 
Huang, Tsui-Lin 147 
Hubert, Meghan 147 
Huh, Sohyang 147 
Hunady, Pamela 147 
Hurley, Edward 147 
Hurta, Suzanne 147 
Hurton, Meghan 147 
Huston, Joshua 147 
Hwang, Jeen-Kyu 147 
Hyjek, Jason 147 
Hyland, Erica 147 
Hzkovitz, Tova 147 

lannetta, Michael 147 
lannuzzo, Nicole 147 

Innamorati, Mara 147 
Inverso, Darren 147 
Ishikawa, Toichiro 147 
Iwano, Tomomi 147 
Iwanowicz, Luke 147 


Jacintho, Lauren 147 

Jackson, Kari 147 

James, Ellen 147 

James, Nicole 147 

Jamnik, Joshua 148 

Janus, Eva 148 

Jen, Kathy 148 

Jenkins, Cherry 148 

Jimenez, Ann 148 

John-Baptiste, Edward 148 

Johnson, Catherine 148 

Johnson, Christopher 148 

Johnson, Darrone 148 

Johnson, Tracy 148 

Jones, Elizabeth 148 


Kahn, Brian 148 

Kaiser, Neal 148 

Kalisz. David 148 

Kam, Caren 148 

Kamila, Eric 148 

Kane, Kevin 148 

Kane, Kourtney 148 

Kang, Jacqueline 148 

Kaplan, Jason 148 

Karner, Daniel 148 

Kawaf, Judy 148 

Kawakami, Kazuko 148 

Keane, Brian 148 

Kearns, James 148 

Keating, Patrick 148 
Kee, Erin 148 
Keeler, Kristen 148 
Keeshan, Christopher 148 
Kelder, Cristi 148 
Kelley, Ian 149 
Kelliher, Jennifer 149 
Kelly, Brett 149 
Kelly, Briana 149 
Kelly, Kevin 149 
Kelly, Robyn 149 
Kelly, William 149 
Kenny, Keisha 149 
Keohane, Lisa 149 
Ken-igan, Christine 149 
Kestyn, Paul 149 
Khan, Irfan 149 
Kibbe, Angle 149 
Kieser, Nancy 149 
Kim, Hun 149 
Kim, Jihee 149 
Kim, Kyung 149 
Kimpton,Amie 149 
Kinchia, John 149 

King, David 149 
Kingan, Heather 149 
Klampe, Nikole 149 
Klauser, Kerry 149 
Klein, Matthew 149 
Klein, Teri 149 
Kleinschmidt, Laurel 149 
Klerowski, Jill 149 
Kliegman, Nicole 149 
Kluger, Frieda 149 
Knoppe, Mareike 149 
Kocot,Ten-i 150 
Konevich, Matt 150 
Kordowski, Kathleen 150 
Koritkoski, John 150 
Korn, Rachel 150 
Kornberg, Sharyn 150 
Kostaras, Valerie 150 
Kramer, Cheryl 150 
Krampf, Sherry 150 
Kreismanis, Katrina 150 
Kremens, Doria 150 
Kresser, Erich 1 50 
Krumme, Matthew 1 50 
Ku, Thomas 150 
Kubota, Kazuteru 150 
Kudarauskas, Peter 150 
Kudryk, Christopher 150 
Kumpf, Barbara 150 
Kurek, Peter 150 
Kushner, Teresa 150 
Kuzmeski, Elizabeth 150 

Labedz, Richard 150 
Laborde, Megan 150 
Labroad, Christopher 150 
Lacognata, Keith 150 
Laing, Lianne 150 
Lakoff, Julie 150 
Lam, Sze-Chit 150 
Langevin, Melissa 150 
Laperle, Lauren 1 50 
Lapham, Michael 151 
Lapien-e, Nicole 151 
Larit, Jeremy 1 5 1 
Larocque, Nancy 151 
Latour, Meghan 1 5 1 
Lauton, Bethany 151 
Lavigne, Tara 1 5 1 
Lawrence, Lisa 151 
Lawrence, Sean 151 
Layton, Robert 1 5 1 
Leazes, Erin 151 
Lebeau, Andrea 151 
Lebeau, Darren 151 
Lebenstein, Lisa 151 
Leblanc, Renee 151 
Leciair, Francine 151 
Lee, Christine 173 
Lee, Fun 1 5 1 

Lee, Glenda 151 
Lee, Jee Hoon 1 5 1 
Lee, Jun 151 
Lee, Larry 1 5 1 
Lee, MinH 151 
Lee, Van 151 
Leen, Kerry 151 
Lefkowitz, Sophie 151 
Lemar, Michelle 151 
Leone, Christopher 151 
Lesenechal, Holly 151 
Lesiczka, Kathryn 1 5 1 
Lessans, Erin 151 
Letendre, Chad 152 
Leung, Joyce 152 
Leung, Raymond 152 
Levenon, Sandra 1 52 
Lewis, Jessica 152 
Lewis Jr, William 152 
Lewis, Karen 152 
Lheureux, Kristen 152 
Liang, Chih 152 
Liceaga, Yanira 152 
Liddy, Peter 152 
Lieberman, Mindy 152 
Lightner, Dana 152 
Lim, Kean 152 
Lima, Jason 152 
Lima, Robert 152 
Linkhart, Patrick 152 
Lisa, Nicole 152 
Lisauskas, Sarah 152 
Lisko, Cheri 152 
Lister, Ehren 152 
Livow, Michele 152 
Lizana, Daniel 152 
Lobik, Lauren 152 
Lockhart, Jeffrey 152 
Lombardelli, Jeanne 1521 
Long, Tian-Xiang 152 
Longueil, Scott 152 
Lopes, Christine 152 
Lord Jr, Robert 152 
Lounder, Victoria 153 
Lounsbury, Amy 153 
Lovallo, Melissa 153 
Lovett. Sharon 153 
Loving, Anthony 153 
Lozito, Tara 153 
Lubas, Adam 153 
Lucas, Stephanie 153 
Lucey, Carolyn 153 
Lucien, Peggy 153 
Ludwikoski, Philip 153 
Lugger, Paul 153 
Lumsden, Janis 153 
Lunderville, Amy 153 
Lundgren, Kim 153 
Lunetta. Erin 153 
Lunghi, Nicole 153 

Lunn, William 153 
Lyon. Holly 153 

MacAluso, Lorenzo 1 53 
MacDonald, Frederick 153 
MacEiko, Michael 153 
MacGregor, Andrew 153 
MacGregor, Glenn 153 
MacNeil. Scott 153 
MacQuade. John 153 
Maga, Susan 153 
Magid, Julie 153 
Magliozzi, Sarah 153 
Mahoney, Corey lee 153 
Mailander, Laura 1 54 
Mailloux, John 154 
Malatesta, Joanne 154 
Maleski. Jason 154 
Malhotra, Vineet 154 
Malloy. Patricia 154 
Manness, Lisa 154 
Mariani, Nicole 154 
Marieb, Melissa 154 
Markarian, Leah 1 54 
Marlette, Gillian 154 
Marnelakis, Lainie 154 
Marnen, Daniel 154 
Martin. Christie 154 
Martin, Danielle 154 
Martin, Jennifer 154 
Martin, Julie 154 
Martin, Timothy 154 
Martineau, Pascale 1 54 
Mason, Jennifer 154 
Mason. Melissa 154 
Massey, Kristina 154 
Master, Jaqueline 154 
Mate, Tara 154 
Mattera, Charles 154 
Matthews, Hank 154 
Mattison, Lauren 154 
Maunsell, Maryanne 154 
Maxant, Jamie 154 
Maxwell, Marilyn 154 
May, David 155 
May, Suzanne 155 
Mayer, Michael 155 
Mazur, Klara 155 
McAllister, Erin 1 55 
McAnulty, Brandi 1 55 
McAteer, Shane 1 55 
McCarthy, William 155 
McCauley, Annemarie 155 
McClelland, Jeffrey 155 
McConnell, Elizabeth 155 
McCormack, Moria 155 
McDonald, Brandon 155 
McDonald, Darren 155 
McElmon, Julie 155 
McGill, Robert 155 
McGoldrick, Kara 155 

McGonigle, Heather 155 
McHiigh, Jessie 155 
Mclsaac, Jill 155 
McKay, Collin 155 
McKechnie, Michael 155 
McKenna, Suzanne 155 
McMahon, Michael 155 
McManus, Elizabeth 155 
McNamara, Philip 155 
McPherren, Jennifer 155 
McTygue, Caitlin 155 
McVeigh. Gerald 155 
McWade. Phillip 155 
Mead, Ian 156 
Mears, Colleen 156 
Medeiros, James 156 
Meegan. Jennifer 156 
Meehan, Roberta 156 
Meerbach, Erik 156 
Menard, Lisa 156 
Merced, Elba 156 
Merrell, Janis 156 
Messenger, Lisa 156 
Messer, Joseph 156 
Meuse, Patricia 156 
Micallef. Susanne 156 
Michael, Jennifer 156 
Michaels, Jacob 156 
Michallyszyn, Kristin 156 
Michienzie,Michelle 156 
Miller, Andrew 156 
Miller, Daniel 156 
Miller, Jennifer 1 56 
Mills, David 156 
Miner, Gregory 1 56 
Miney, Michelle 156 
Ming. Marchella 156 
Mitchell Jr, Lauringle 156 
Mitchell, Sabriya 156 
Mitkowski, Nathaniel 156 
Mix, Mary 156 
Mo, Martine 1 56 
Molavi.Armin 156 
Montanari. Robert 157 
Monteiro. Karen 157 
Montville, Robin 157 
Moody. Michelle 157 
Moore, Gloria 157 
Morales, Claudia 1 57 
Morgan, Jason 1 57 
Morris, Bryant 157 
Morris, Dean 157 
Morris, Gavin 157 
Moiris, Joseph 157 
MoiTison, Erin 1 57 
Moss, Everett 157 
Moss, Laurie 157 
Motew, Matthew 157 
Motta, Daniela 157 
Moutinho, Kelli 157 
Moynihan, Kellie 157 

Mozdzierz, Parish 1 57 
Mozgala, Debbie 1 57 
Muhlhausen, Janna 157 
Muir. Scott 157 
Mullahy. Jonathan 157 
Munroe, Jennifer 157 
Munz, James 157 
Murphy. John 157 
Murphy, Kevin 157 
Murphy, Kevin P 157 
Murphy. Krista 157 
Murray, James 157 
Murray, Sean 158 
Murray, Steven 158 
Musssari, Davide 158 
Mykula, Daniel 158 

Nasberg, Susan 158 
Nash, Dionne 158 
Nazaire, David 158 
Neiman, Anna 158 
Nelson, Kristi 158 
Neto, Afranio 158 
Newcombe, January 158 
Newman, Annemarie 158 
Newton, Linsey 158 
Nguyen, Phuong 158 
Nguyen, Trong 158 
Nickerson, Diana 158 
Niggl, Steven 158 
Nisita, Regina 158 
Nissen, Melanie 158 
Niznik, Mark 158 
Nolan, Michael 158 
Norris. Cheryl 158 
NoiTis, WaiTen 158 
Nova. PeiTi 158 
Nugent. William 158 
Nunez, Rhoda 158 

Oboler, Kiat 158 
Obrien, Kathleen 158 
Obrien, Kevin 158 
Oconnell, Jacqueline 159 
O'Connor, Craig 159 
O'Connor, Lynn 159 
O'Connor, Timothy 1 59 
O' Day, Christopher 158 
Odle, Lynette 159 
O'Donnell, Gregory 173 
Oei. Andrei 159 
Ohlson, Sarah 159 
Oke, Eric 159 
Olander, Mary 159 
Oliveri, Lisa 173 
Olsen, Kari 159 
Olson, Amy 159 
Olson, Cassandra 159 
Olson, Kristen 159 
O'Malley, Marleen 159 

O'Neil, Rebecca 159 
Oneschuk Jr, Joseph 159 
Orourke, John 159 
Ortega, Danielle 159 
Oshea, Ryan 159 
Oubtrou, Lahoussine 159 
Ouellette, Kerri 159 
Ouellette, Kerry 159 
Ouellette, Todd 159 
Owsiany, Michael 159 

Pabon, Luis 159 
Pacchiana, Janice 159 
Pacifico, Jean 159 
Paciorek, Lisa 1 59 
Pagliuca, Leigh-Ann 173 
Paige, Joseph 159 
Palencia, Oswaldo 159 
Palladino, Brian 160 
Pallotta, Corinne 160 
Palomeque, Caroline 160 
Panepinto, Michael 160 
Pantazopoulos Vassilios 1 60 
Papas, Nikole 160 
Pardo. Gabrielle 160 
Park. Seung 1 60 
Parker, Joshua 1 60 
Parker, Karen 160 
Parmley, Dwayne 1 60 
Parrerson, John 1 60 
Pasquale, David 160 
Pasquel, Carlos 160 
Patingre, Brian 160 
Patsakham. Chot 160 
Patton, Sean 160 
Patuto. Jeffrey 1 60 
Pearl, Devon 160 
Pearson, Jaime 160 
Peary Jr, James 1 60 
Peck, Stacey 160 
Pegalis, Stacey 160 
Peguero. Juan 160 
Peimer. EUy 160 
Peltier. Richard 160 
Perez, Christopher 160 
Perkins. Amy 160 
Perlmutter, SheiTy 160 
Perog, Pamela 160 
Peny, Leigh 161 
Pen-y, Neil 161 
Pfeiffer, Emily 161 
Phang, Kooi 161 
Phillips. Michael 161 
Philpott. Shannon 161 
Phinney. Derek 161 
Piascik, Christine 161 
Picariello. Domenique 1 6 1 
Picchio, Danielle 161 
Pierce, Kristen 161 
Pierre, Moselye 1 6 1 

Pietras, Chad 161 
Pike. Jeffrey 161 
Pinheiro, Fernando 161 
Plaisir, Felix 161 
Plisko, Jennifer 161 
Plumer, Jeanine 161 
Plutzker, Dean 161 
Pokowicz, Michele 161 
Pollack, Michelle 161 
Polombo, Michael 161 
Pompei, Jesse 161 
Poon, Wai 161 
Porter, Sheri 161 
Powderly, Meghan 161 
Powe, Maurice Caston 161 
Powell, Amy 161 
Powers, Deborah 161 
Prager, Jessica 161 
Prentiss, Amy 162 
Press, Andrea 162 
Preston, David 162 
Price, Linda 162 
Pringle, Crystalla 162 
Prior, Julie 162 
Procopio, Ryan 162 
Puckett, Corey 162 
Pueschel, Michael 162 
Puntin, Christopher 162 

Quatromoni, Julie 162 
Quintihani, Daniel 162 

Rachupka, Anthony 162 
Rae, James 162 
Rajotte, Jessica 162 
Ralph, Annemarie 162 
Ramsey, William 162 
Rana, Umar 1 62 
Randazzo, Marc 1 62 
Rees, Brad 162 
Reilly, Michael 162 
Reily, Emily 162 
Remillard, Edmund 162 
Reyes, Alicia 162 
Ricci, Christy 162 
Rich, Stacy 162 
Richotte, Darcy 162 
Richter, Judith 162 
Rinzler, Jill 162 
Rivera, Ines 1 62 
Rivera, Raafni 163 
Roberts, M Katherine 163 
Roberts, Travis 163 
Robillard, Paul 163 
Robinson, Allison 163 
Robson, Rachel 163 
Robtoy, Cristy 163 
Roche, Jessica 163 
Roche, William 163 
Rodriguez, Rosa 163 

Rogala, Jennifer 1 63 
Rogers, Ambere 163 
Rollins, Jeffrey 163 
Rook, Michelle 163 
Rosa, Alison 163 
Roscoe, Hilary 163 
Rose, Eric 163 
Rose, Jason 163 
Rose, Melanie 163 
Rosen, Daniel 163 
Rosenberg, Lisa 163 
Ross, James 163 
Rossi, Dana 163 
Rossi, Jennifer 163 
Roth, Kerstin 163 
Roy, Danielle 163 
Roycroft, Laureen 163 
Roy land Jr, John 163 
Rozea Jr, Charles 163 
Ruane, Erin 1 63 
Rubino, Marissa 164 
Rubinstein, Adam 164 
Rubinstein, Cara 164 
Rudner, Zoe 1 64 
Ruiz, Javier 164 
Russell, Sara 164 
Russell, Theresa 164 
Russo, Andrea 164 
Ryan, Erin 164 
Ryan. Karen 164 
Ryan, Sean 164 
Ryan. Victoria 164 

Sadat- Aalaee, Meloudy 130 
Sajda, Julie 164 
Salisbury, Brian 164 
Sallee, Rebecca 164 
Salomone, Anita 164 
Salvi, John 164 
Samuelson, Peter 164 
Sanchez II. William 164 
Santolucito. Paul 164 
Santon, Samantha 164 
Santos, Laurien 164 
Sarkis, Paul 164 
Sartor, Tami 164 
Saski, Lisa 164 
Sawyer, Travis 164 
Sax, Benjamin 164 
Scapicchio, Brigitt 164 
Schambach, Kristin 164 
Schechter, Meredith 1 64 
Shaughnessy, Ryan 165 
Shechtman, AlHson 165 
Shenoy, Nithin 165 
Shepard, Jason 165 
Shepard, Katie 165 
Sher. Amy 165 
Sherman. Michelle 165 
Shimamura, Monica 165 

Shimogaki, Sandy 165 
Shinohara, Ai 166 
Shoemaker, Tricia 166 
Shore, Tammie 166 
Shumilla, Sallyann 166 
Shurtleff, Beth 166 
Siart, Leeanne 166 
Silbor, Shawn 166 
Silveri, Stephen 166 
Silverman, Gregory 166 
Simard, Christopher 1 66 
Singer, Tracie 166 
Sisti, Michael 166 
Sisun, Scott 166 
Sklar, Ian 166 
Skog, Jody 166 
Skrivanek, Kyle 166 
Skroback, Kimberly 166 
Small, Michael 166 
Smith, Dana 166 
Smith, Jared 166 
Smith, Jodi 166 
Smith, Kevin 166 
Smith, Michael 166 
Smith, Sheri 166 
Sokhey, Sandeep 166 
Sokolowski, Todd 166 
Som. Sandeep 166 
Somers, Holly 166 
Soo Hoo, Mona 166 
Sood, Prateek 166 
Soulia, Dean 167 
Soulia, Jason 167 
Spicer, Pamela 167 
Splaine, Jennifer 167 
St Germain, Kerry 167 
St. Laurent, Darcy 167 
St. Piene, Holly 167 
Stafford, Christina 167 
Stafford, Jayna 167 
Staheh, Diane 167 
Stanioski, Michele 167 
Start, Daniel 167 
Stevens, Robert 167 
Stimpfle. John 167 
Stock III. Walter 167 
Stoff, Amy 167 
Stone, Meredith 167 
Striffler, Ian 167 
Strube, Amy 167 
Stupina, Vera 167 
Stutz, Kathleen 167 
Suckow, Gregory 167 
Sugar, Kim 167 
Sukoneck, Marc 167 
Sullivan, Eric 167 
Sullivan, Michael 167 
Sullivan, Ryan 167 
Surtani, Rishi 167 
Sussi. Kenneth 167 

Sussmann, Jeanne 167 
Sutherland, Christopher 1 
Sutliffe, Susan 168 
Sutton, Eric 168 
Swann, Jennifer 168 
Swartz, Michael 168 
Swift m, Frank B. 168 
Sykes, Dianne 168 
Symmes, Jenny 168 
Symmes, Judson 168 

Talbot, Trisha 168 
Tan, Mei 168 
Tanguay, Justine 168 
Tarantino, Anne 168 
Tarantino, Christopher U 
Tarara, Alyson 168 
Tarr, Timma 168 
Tasker, Lori 168 
Taylor IV, Robert K. 168 
Teixeira, Dorothy 168 
Temkin, David 168 
Teo, Joanne 168 
Thexton, Craig 168 
Thibeault, Christine 168 
Thielbar, Curtis 168 
Thomas, Heather 168 
Thomas, Ryan 168 
Thompson, Jennifer 168 
Thornhill, Heather 168 
Thornton, Eric 168 
Thuo, Sarah 168 
Thurston, Tara 169 
Tieman, Amy 169 
Titcomb. Julie 169 
Tomizawa. Maiko 169 
Tonello. Rebecca 169 
Tong. Florence 169 
Tong. Melissa 169 
Ton-es, Jennifer 169 
Tosca, Rebecca 169 
Toussaint, Sylvie 169 
Tow, Darren 169 
Tower, Jonathan 169 
Towers, Kristen 169 
Traverse, John 169 
Traynor, Sarah 169 
Treiber, Tina 169 
Treworgy, Amy 169 
Tripp, Ryan 169 
Triveri, Matthew 169 
Trodden, Andrew 169 
Trottier, Scott 169 
True, Christopher 169 
Tsai, Julie 169 
Tsai, Yua-liong 173 
Tugsuz, Evren 169 
Tully, David 169 
Turan, Sari 169 
Turk, Eric 169 


Turoczy, Tara 1 69 
Tuturice. John 169 

Uberti, Jason 169 
Ugwuegbu. Njideka 170 
Uhlig, Bethany 170 
Urban, Anne 170 
Urbanski, Lonaine 170 
UtamchandaniResham 1 70 

Vacchina, Amy 1 70 
Vail.Tadd 170 
Velesig, David 170 
Venkatesh. Vijay 170 
Venza, Angela 1 70 
Vien,Tung 170 
Vigneault, Thomas 170 
Villamizar. Alejandro 170 
Visaya, VanEssa 170 
Vosburgh. Kirby 170 

Wachtel, Natanya 170 
Wall, Jason 170 
Wall, Kimberly 170 
Waller. Geoffrey 170 
Walsh, James 170 
Walsh, Nicholas 170 
Walton, James 170 
Wang, Michael 170 
Warner, Sarah 170 
Warren, Kelly 170 
Warren, Shauna 170 
Warrington, Michael 170 
Wasuk, Jeffrey 170 
Watras, Katherine 170 
Waxer, Adam 170 
Weadbrook, Monica 171 
Weatherhead, Kerry 1 7 1 
Weidig, Jessica 171 
Weiss, Nicole 171 
Wesloski, David 171 
West, Patience 171 
Wetterauw, Hannah 1 7 1 
Wheatley, Jill 171 
Wheeler, Julie 171 
White, Aaron 171 
White, Nathaniel 171 
Whitehead, Lisa 171 
Whiteway. Pamela 171 
Whitney, Megan 171 
Whits, David 171 
Whittlesey, Jennifer 171 
Widjaj a, Terence 171 
Widmann, Jennifer 171 
Wiener, Jared 171 
Wiggins, Rebecca 171 
Wilder, Elizabeth 171 
Wilds, Nathan 171 
Williams, Greta 171 
Williams, Keisa 171 

Williams, Sonya 171 
Willoughby. Amy 171 
Wilson. Gregory 171 
Wilson, Kerrie 171 
Winkler, Kristin 171 
Winquist, Donna 171 
Wittwer, Jennifer 172 
Wolk. Rebecca 172 
Wong, Derek 172 
Wong, Poh 172 
Wong, Thung 172 
Woodward, Amanda 172 
Wozniak, Anthony 172 
Wright, Holly 172 
Wright, Jennifer 172 
Wright, Todd 172 
Wry, Nicole 172 
Wurtzel, Matt 173 

Xiarhos, Michelle 172 

Yaffe, Sara 172 
Yakunin, Victoria 172 
Yang. Jenny 172 
Yanosy, Matthew 172 
Yarmac, Nicholas 172 
Yamick. Kimberly 172 
Yee, Clifford 172 
Yezuita. Matthew 172 
Yo, Inku 172 
Yoblon. Melissa 172 
Yoon. Ji Hyun 172 
Yoon, Kyong 172 
Young, Evan 172 
Young, Jennifer 172 
Younger, Peggy 172 
Youssef, Lena 172 

Zafirelis, Nicole 172 
Zaniew ski , Todd 172 
Zappala, Jennifer 173 
Zairillo, Tracey 173 
Zatlukal, Martha 173 
Zebroski, Lynn 173 
Zheleznyakov, Roman 173 
Zoltek, Heather 173 
Zumbruski, Kevin 173 




Jill Aordkian 
Editor in Cheif 

1997 Executive 

Loretta Kwan 
Managing Editor 

Sean Marien 
Marketing Director 

KcbcLca Sozcuiski 
Copy Editor (sprin,q) 

Katie Robinson 
Layout Editor 

Lorin Zinter 
Photo Editor (fall) 

Aaron D. Eccles 
Cheif Photographer 

Carol Drzewianowski 
Copy Editor (fall) 

The 1997 Production 

photo editor 

Da\'e Finks 

Staff Photographer 

Lynn Carrier 
Staff Photographer 

The 1997 Index 
Staff Photographers 

Jessica Dell 

Staff Photographer 

Danielle Carriveaui 
Staff Photographerif 

Katie Matilla 

Staff Photographer 

Ken McDonald 
Staff Photographer 

Ryan Tiezzi 

Staff Photogrpaher 

Danielle Martin 
Staff Photographer 

Valerie Kostaros 
Copy staff 

Tamar W. Carroll 
Copy staff 




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Jannie Huan^ 
Layout staff 

Sarah Ratklin 
Layout staff 

Kerry Brennan 
Copy Staff 

Tfte 1997 Copy 
(xwi Layout Staf^ 


This year can be summed 
p in a few words, crazy, won- 
erful, insane, exhilerating, 
tressful, awesome, nail- 
itting, and basically a hair 
Dulling experience (literally). 
I left Missouri in August 
)f '96 feeling confident that I 
:ould make this book work. 
Jttle did I know how much 
vork it was. Jill and I came 
)ack to UMass with the two of 
is staring at each other dumb- 

The first Production 
[leadline for the '97 book came 
n early October. Jill, Sean, 
)ave and I were running all 
iround trying to crop pictures. 
)ic colors and words and most 
importantly, I was trying how 
lo learn to use Pagemaker in 
'min., before the Fed-Ex guy 
ame. Neil then sent me tons 
f Senior Portraits posters that 
iieeded to be filled out ASAP 
lliean made his first Collegian 
' d and Jill figured out how to 
lake RO.'s. 

In Novemeber, Rick came 
lOwn to shoot the seniors and 
aund himself without a secre- 
iry and for the first time col- 
;cting a $5 sitting fee. How- 
ver, SCUM kicked him out 
ne day and we had to relocate 

8,000 copies of the Pre- 

liew book got mailed to senior 


nd freshman parents before 

Christmas and we received a 
reat response. 

During the second semes- 
tr my production team 
hanged drastically. Carol. 
Dpy editor, and Lorin. photo 
jditor, both left and were re- 
laced by Becky and Justine, 
ifter overcoming a couple of 
3mmunication problems the 
reduction of the book went 
ack on track for the rest of the 

Jill, Sean and 1 were soon 
ombared with sales rep from 
iil different publishing compa- 

nies asking us to sign with 
them. After many meetings 
and dinners later we deceided 
to stick with our old publish- 
ing company, Walsworth. 
Congratulations Dave. (I still 
can't beleive your willing to 

And now here 1 am writ- 
ing my last minute Editor's 
note (on bluelines, of course) 
and amazed at what this year's 
staff had accomplished. 1 
would like to thank this year's 
'97 Index staff. Thanks for 
sticking by us when it looked 
like the whole production was 
about to come crashing down. 
1 know that it has been a hetic 
year for all of us. And 1 just 
wanted to say Thank You. A 
special thanks goes out to a 
couple of people: 

Jill: We did it! I still 
can't believe that a year has 
gone by since we were visting 
those cows in Missouri but 
you did an amazing job and 
I'll see you next year. 

Neil: Your the Man! 1 
can't believe your willing to 
still go thourgh all the crazy 
last minute deadlines. Thanks 
for supporting us through out 
the year especially the bid pro- 
cess and senior section. 

Dave: Thanks for being 
there to answer all my crazy 
production questions. 1 know 
that I was probably respon- 
sible for giving you the larg- 
est headaches known to the 
common man. Thanks for 
wanting to do it all over again. 
See ya in the Fall. 

Sean: What can I say but. 
Thank You. You were always 
there to keep me sane and out 
of trouble. I couldn't have 
done this without you behind 
and supporting me through all 
the deadlines, meetings, senior 
section, the bid and crazy trips 
to Fitchburg. Thanks for be- 
ing an awesome friend 
throughout this year and want- 

ing to do it all over again babe. 
1 love ya. 

My Production Editors: 

Becky, Katie, Justine, thanks 
for putting up with my crazy 
last minute deadlines. 1 know 
that you guys worked hard on 
this book and if it wasn't for 
you this book wouldn't be what 
it is. A great book full of awe- 
some photos, great layouts and 
wonderful copy. 

Aaron: Thanks for driv- 
ing to Northhampton all those 
times to drop off last minute 
rolls of film and skipping class 
periodically to help with the 

Thanks for the memories, 

Loretta B. Kwan 
Managing Editor 

I joined the yearbook at 
the begining of this past year. 
At first it wasn't too fun, but 
at the end it was an experience 
that everyone should experi- 
ence. Just to witness a book 
starting from nothing and de- 
veloping into this great book 
you're reading now is incred- 
ible. I'm very happy to have 
been a part of it's making, and 
I hope you enjoy reading it as 
much as I enjoyed help mak- 
ing it. Next year carzy things 
are going to happen to our 
yearbook, and I can't wait to 
be a part of it. 

I'd like to thank the In- 
dex staff for one hell of a job 
well done. Especially every- 
one jumped on after the year 
started. I'd especially like to 
thank the following: 

Jill- What can 1 say. 
you're unlike most bosses I've 
had. Great job keeping it all 

Justine- Without you we 
wouldn't have the great pho- 

tos in this book. You did a 
wonderful job, especially since 
you jumped on late. 

Becky- 1 know it's tough 
meeting deadlines without a 
large copy staff, but you did 
great! Thanks. 

Loretta- You kept me 
sane and drove me insane this 
past year. You're the backbone 
of this operation. You're the 
one that dragged me out of my 
craziness down to the office to 
get things done. Thanks a lot 

-Nap time and once again 
I'm bouncing 'round the room 

Sean Marien 
Marketing Director 

In the beginning, it 
was just Loretta and myself. 
We were the only two 
remaining suckers to carry 
on the Index name. I was 
basically talked into taking 
the Editor-in-Chief position, 
even though there had not 
been one for years and 
therefore no one to tell me 
what the hell I'm suppose to 
do. And they told me no 
pressure, despite the fact that 
there really wasn't anyone 
else. Well, surprise, surprise, 
I undertook my pre-choosen 
destiny. The next step was 
piecing together everything 
that Emily and Anita (the 
graduating Index geeks) had 
conjured to describe the 
infamous Editor-in-Chief 
position. This was only half 
my worries. Loretta and I 
had no staff to come back to 
in the fall. We just had a 
copy editor, no photo editor, 
no layout editor, and no staff 
to take photos nor write 
copy. And to top it off, Dave 
wanted the first sig within 
the first weeks of the semes- 
ter. I know the suspense is 
building onto how we ever 
pulled it off! 

Its funny how things 
eventually fall into place and 
come together. After a 
while, Loretta and I got a 
productive staff together, for 
the most part. And we both 
filled the shoes of our duties. 
Loretta, at least, had virtu- 
ally one year under her belt 
as managing editor. As for 
myself, I used all resources 
available in order to draw a 
clearer picture of my job 
description. Thanks to 
Margaret, Allen, Dave, and 
Neil, I was clued in. 

For the most part, we 
had a pretty colorful year. 
First and foremost, the office 
demanded immediate atten- 
tion. We totally cleaned out 

and reorganized the place. 
The janitors must had hated 
us for all the gargabe we put 
out into the hall. Yet, it can 
still use further improvement, 
perhaps a complete face lift. 
We made a few additions as 
well; namely a couch and a 
refrigerator (which is still 
held hostage at my apartment 
by a 20 gallon fish tank atop 
of it at the present moment, 
it'll get there), as an attempt 
to make the place a bit more 
homey. God only knows we 
spend enough time there. 
Although, we're still working 
on the entertainment system, 
complete bar, pool table, and 
fussball table for starters. 
Hey, the Index doesn't fool 
around! The bidding process 
was a trip, but not as bad as I 
anticipated. We weren't 
harassed too much 

by well you know who 

you are. It was a good expe- 
rience overall. 
Congradulations, I mean, 
congratulations Walsworth. 
Dealing with the SGA '98 
budget allocations on the 
other hand was not very 
encouraging, especially when 
it was the first SGA encoun- 
ter for myself. There's 
nothing like a student govern- 
ment that won't support the 
yearbook of all things, go 
figure. They could not even 
spare a dollar. One dollar, 
that's all, at least it would 
have shown a little acknowl- 
edgment. Okay, I'm done, 
this is not about bashing the 
SGA- they help many groups, 
but just choose to dog others. 
Overall, I've learned 
that the Index is indeed a 
perpetual entity. It will 
always go on no matter who 
leaves and no matter what 
crises arise (and there's not a 
week that goes by without a 
one). Things always seem to 
work out in one form or 

another. However, the most 
vital element and corner- 
stone to the Index is the staff 
that dedicates its time and 
creativity. I recognize and 
appreciate everyone's ef- 
forts. No matter how little 
or how much you gave us, I 
sincerely thank everyone! I 
wish I can gave more besides 
my thank you, but unfortu- 
nately, that's all that the 
Index can afford. Your 
commitment must boil down 
to the pure enjoyment of 
pouring yourselves into 
producing the best book 

I'd like to send a 
special thanks to the follow- 

Margaret and Allen: 
Thank you again for answer- 
ing my endless questions. At 
times, I think we should 
have established a "Bat 
Line" for my periods of 
crises! Thanks for giving me 
direction when I needed it. 

Loretta: Well Chick, 
we did it. It all started with 
just the two of us, but we 
pulled it off. We survived 
Missouri, we got a staff, we 
rolled through the bidding 
process, and we made a 
book. Can you believe it! 
Now we get to do it all over 
again. We must be off our 
rockers. But seriously, you 
did a fine job and I could not 
have did it without ya. 
Thank you, thank you! 
Missouri here we come. 

Sean: Thanks for 
filling in wherever needed, 
and for all of your helpful 

Aaron: I've said it once 
before, but thanks again for 
keeping me sane and allow- 
ing me to vent when I 
needed to. I've also enjoyed 
each and every one of our 
sewing sessions! And as the 

Editor, its a proud moment 
when I see one of my staffers 
prance around campus taking 
the job as serious as you do. 
If the best shot requires 
climbing trees or venturing 
atop buildings, you did not 
hesitate for a moment. You 
make a great photographer ai 
well a great friend. I know, 
sense the tears welling up! 

Dave and Neil: Where 
would the Index be without 
the publisher and the photog-i 
rapher. Quite frankly, I don'i 
think we'd get very far. 
Thanks for going through alll 
the kinks of a new staff. We 
truly appreciate your efforts 
in helping us achieve a bookl 
we are all proud of. 

Alright, as if anyone ; 
is really going to read all of 
this, but for all intensive 
purposes, I'm done. You can 
all turn to the next page. I 
hope everyone relishes the 
'97 Index as much as we do. 
We dedicate a tremendous 
amount of time in producing 
a book for the UMASS 
community that aims to 
capture the unique experienc 
at UMASS. 

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All photos by Justine Brennan and Aaron Eccles 

''^^^^ OF MASS. 

OCT 21997 

The 1 28th volume of the University of Massachusetts Index 
Yearbook was published by a staff of 25 undergraduate students of 
the Index, 304 Student Union, UMass Amherst, MA 01003. Editor- 
in-Chief: Jill Aordkian; Managing Editor: Loretta Kwan; Marketing 
Director: Sean Marien; Copy Editor(fall): Carol Drzewianowski; 
Copy Editor(spring): Rebecca Sozanski; Photo Editor(fall): Lorin 
Zinter; (spring): Justine Brennan; Layout Editor: Katie Robinson. 

The Index was printed utilizing the Direct2Film Process and 
offset lithography by Walsworth Publishing Company, 306 North 
Kansas Avenue, Marceline, MO 64658. Representative: David M. 
Roth; Desktop Consultant: Sandra Roth; "Cellular Production 
Team" Customer Service Representative: Joy Boley;Walsworth 
Creative Services Cover Artist: Scott Pyle. 

1 ,500 copies of this 224 page book were produced. 8,000 copies 
of the opening signature were also produced as a Preview Book, 
mailed home to senior and freshman parents, by the New England 
Regional Service Center of Walsworth Publishing Company, 9 1 
Payson Street, Fitchburg, Ma 01420. Tel: (508) 343-4509, e-mail: 

The 1997 Index was produced on a $70,000 printing budget. 
Funding was raised through book sales, senior portrait sessions, 
sponsors, patrons, parent ads sold through our sixteen-page preview 
book and commercial advertisements sold by Scholastic 
Advertising, Inc.. 

Senior portraits were taken by DaVor Photography, Inc., 654 
Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020. Representative: NeilWeidman; 
Equipment representative: Kyle Burkhart: Senior Portrait 
Photographer: Rick Kocher. There was a five dollar sitting fee. 
The majority of non-senior photographs were taken by staff 
photographers and processed by DaVor 

The cover is a 4-color lithograph with lamination and gold hot 
foil #807. Designed by Scott Pyle. Photograph by Rick Kocher. 

The text of the book is in I I point Palatino, all layouts of the 
book were done in Aldus Pagemaker 5.0 on Macintosh PowerPC 
computers except for commercial advertisements.