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The University of Massachusetts 

enrollment: 17,271 

Volume 123 

Amherst, MA 

Bright fall foliage welcomes 
students back to the Lewis 
residence hall. Photo by Winna 
Y. Mei 

A student heads off to 
class. The walk down from 
Orchard Hill was beautiful 
this fall. Photo by Karen 


Trisha O'Roark, Fresh- 
"Why do I like man English major, returns 

home to Orchard Hill. Photo 
by Erik Stone 

UMass? The 

Trees along the South- 
west "Horseshoe" keep a wary 
eye over students' cars. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

leaves in au- 

tumn; because 

I'm from Vegas, 

the only color I 

get to see are 

the neon lights 

from the strip 

. also, one of my 

favorite aspects 

is the school 

library; it's 

probably the only 

place you can get 

a nosebleed 

while reading 

Shakespeare . " 

— Erick Kirker, 

English major, 




Freshman Rob "Chappy" 
Chappiro sings one of his 
own songs on an old 
University truck. Photo by 
Erik Stone 

A student enjoys a game of 
volleyball on one of the newly 
dug courts in Northeast. Ph oto 
by Karen McKendry 

is a great chance 
for people who 
live in separate 

dorms to get 
together, relax, 

eat good food, 
and meet people. 

However, the 

more successful 

events are like a 

brunch that's put 

together on the 

spot on a snowy 

morning when no 

one wants to 



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D.C."- Elena 

Mirsky , 

P sy c h o 1 ogy 

major, Junior 


"Edgar Allen Pumpkin" and 
"Igor" sell pumpkins at the 
Octoberfest in Orchard Hill. 
Proceeds went to the Fernald 
Entomological Club. Photo by 
Erik Stone 

Freshmen Maura McCarthy, 
Nancy Carcione, Junior Sherry 
Conna, and Senior Chris 
Temers meet between classes 
on a bench near Flint lab. Photo 
by Robin C. Peterson-Putnam 


Dawn Trumbauer with a 
good line of attack as she takes 
a shot on goal at Totman field. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

A Minutewoman makes 
the steal during a game on 
Totman field. Photo by Karen 

Members of the 

Offensive Line hold hands 
during a play and strategy 
huddle. This was done to 
strengthen moral support and 
security for the players. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


"It always 
amazes me the 
people who come 

out in all kinds 

of weather to 

see the game. 

As a worker, 

during one rainy 

game, the lines 

of people lor 
tickets — it was 

just incredible. 

I think it was 

the best show of 

school spirit 

there is." — 

Ticket Seller, 


Mary Dukakis, 

Operations man- 

igement, Senior 

Jerome Bledsoe carries 
the ball for yardage in this 
year's Homecoming game. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 



The mountain bike is 
another popular way to get 
around this year. Photo by 
Winna Y. Mei 

The familiar sight of the 
South Amherst PVTA bus 
bringing students into town. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


Freshman Arielle Collin 
waits for a bus in front of the 
Northeast living area. The 
free bus service made life 
easier on students without 
cars. Photo byWendy Su 



"The buses are 
cool if it's cold, 
but I think defi- 
nitely the best 

w ay to get 

around campus 

is by skateboard. 

You don t have to 

lock it up, just 

pick it up and 

car ry it into 

class." Adam F. 

Myerson, English 

ma j or, Sopho- 



Junior MaryBeth Griffin 
is one of many students who 
brought their pets with them 
to help them through the 
year. Photo by Wendy Su 

Freshmen Susan Carlin 
and Rachel Rabiner sit 
outside the Campus Center 
on moving in day. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

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c e 

I'm a person 

from a small 

town, it's given 


e a chance t ' 

meet so ma ny 

new people and 

opened my mind 


d o e s n t al way s 

take place in a 

classroom." Lor 

Laperri ere, Soc i 

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Junior English major Eric 
Hickey reads his paper by the 
Campus Center Garage. The 
last of the summer weather 
brought students outside to 
enjoy the sunshine. Photo by 
K.A. Burke 


The Student Union steps 
provide a convenient location 
for these women to meet. 
Photo by Wendy Su 


Two women tie-die their 
shirts at the Octoberfest in 
Central. It was a great time 
for students, both new and 
old, to get to know each other. 
Photo by Lisa A. Vincent 

"O n e of the 

greatest things 

about U Mass i s 

that you get out 

of it what you 

put into it. 
There are hun- 
dreds of opportu- 
nities to develop 
your interests 
and decide on a 

future career." 

- T 


Plakias, Politi 

cal Science Ma 

j o r , Senior 

Post graduate student Freshmen Andrea Griffin 

Linda Poc and Senior Janet and Christine Martinez take 

Moller talk outside the some time off from their 

cottages near the Worcester studies to enjoy the campus. 

Dining Commons. Photo by Photo by Wendy Su 
Erik Stone 





P. 18 Dr. Abel 

P.20 Psychology 241 

P.22 BDIC 

P.24 Mather Career Center 

P.26 Student Teachers 

P.28 Barbara Hall Partee 

P.30 Professor Oates 

P.31 Professor Whynott 


Dr. Abel 

Go ahead, make 
him blush! 

^^e's got spunk. Either that or 
he has unusual taste, consider- 
ing the lavender shirt and green 
and white polka dot tie that 
peek out from under his lab 

The receptionist of Clinic I at 
the University of Massachusetts 
Health Services said to wait 
while she went to lunch, and 
when a whistling doctor 
bounced into the waiting area, 
that would be Dr. James Abel. 
Sure enough, he bounced. And 
he only stopped whistling long 
enough to speak. 

"I think this campus is ex- 
ceptional at addressing the is- 
sues," he said, in an office clut- 
tered with stuffed animals of 
many species, framed pictures 
covering every square inch of 
wall, and a skull with curved 
horns mounted smack on the 
wall near his desk where it can 
be seen by curious two- and 
three-year-old eyes. 

Abel is famous among UMass 
students for his speaking abil- 
ity and humor, both in the class- 
room and in workshops con- 
ducted in the residence halls 
and Greek houses. For almost 
ten years, the sprightly family 
practitioner has challenged stu- 
dents attending his workshops 
to make him blush by asking a 
"legitimate sex question." The 
stakes are a dozen condoms and 
a spermicide of the winning 
student's choice. He hasn't 
blushed yet. 

He said the idea behind the 
challenge is to make students 
forget their own embarrass- 


Dr. Abel entertaining as he 
teaches. His humor and ease with 
the subject of sex is central to his 
teaching method. Photos by Karen 

merit so there can be an open 
and beneficial discussion about 
contraception, sexually trans- 
mitted diseases, and AIDS. 
"They can ask any question they 
want about sex that they were 
too afraid to ask, for whatever 
reason. The workshops are a 
riot — a lot of outrageous ques- 
tions, and a few outrageous an- 
swers, which is fun," he said. 
"You'll think I'm just a dirty old 
man. But they're not all like 

Although Abel is a pediatri- 
cian by training and has prac- 
ticed for about 30 years, he said 
that today only 10 percent of his 
patients are young children. 
The rest are teenagers and 
young adults who have lots of 
questions about sex. Abel also 
lectures in three public health 
classes, in a style similar to but 
less zealous than his workshop 
attacks on the nation's "Just 
Say No" campaign. The work- 
shops are entitled "Just Say 

"You've all heard your par- 

ents say they would never want 
to be 20 again. I would love to 
be 20 again, but only if I knew 
what I know now," Abel said 
during one such workshop. And 
that is his purpose: to give stu- 
dents the information they need 
to avoid making the same mis- 
takes Dr. Abel said he made. "I 
got most of my information from 
the toilet wall. The rest I got 
from friends who got it from the 
toilet wall." 

By relating anecdotes from 
his life such as this to students 
who attend the programs, Dr. 
James Abel makes an educa- 
tional workshop something 
more than just instructional, 
more than what to do and what 
not to do. His approach is in- 
tensely personal without allow- 
ing his audience to become self- 
conscious or feel they are in 
some way abnormal. 

While the workshop topics 
are mostly concerned with dys- 
functional aspects of sexuality, 
Abel takes a very positive ap- 
proach. He said he does not 

want students to think he is 
telling them they all have a 
sexually transmitted diseases 
and just don't know it. He said 
he wants students to leave the 
workshop vowing to use a 
condom and spermicide cor- 
rectly and consistently. But, 
said a nurse practitioner at 
UHS, right after a workshop, 
UHS always does more testing 
than usual for STDs because 
Abel has "scared the hell out of 

Abel's workshops are not a 
part of the Health Education 
program at UHS, although he 
does tell them when and where 
each of his workshops are going 
to be held so they can direct any 
interested students his way. He 
said when AIDS became an im- 
portant topic in the early 1980s, 
he was asked to educate stu- 
dents about the disease. He 
agreed, provided he could use 
the opportunity to also teach 
students about STDs and con- 

"The class isn't like this at 

all," Abel said in a parting dis- 
claimer at the end of one par- 
ticularly boisterous workshop, 
as he wildly stuffed condoms 
into outstretched hands. Right. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 




psychology 241, otherwise 
known as "Methods in Psychol- 
ogy," is an undergraduate 
course which teaches students 
how to run experiments and 
evaluate the data obtained. The 
major focus of the class is to 
teach students the specifics of 
scientific writing as it would be 
published in journals such as 
the Journal of Social Psychol- 
ogy or the Journal of Abnormal 
Psychology. Much of this re- 
search can be of practical as 
well as theoretical value to stu- 

There are numerous gradu- 
ate level courses that involve 
experimentation and, therefore, 
most of the investigators who 
perform the tests are graduate 
students. "Methods" is the only 
class which allows undergradu- 
ates the opportunity to develop 
these skills which will be useful 
to them either in further stud- 
ies or in a career in psychology. 
"By becoming a teacher's re- 
search assistant to help profes- 
sors who are conducting experi- 
ments, students can gain valu- 
able experience," says Todd S. 
Kaplan, a junior majoring in 

Ann Dacey, a senior psychol- 
ogy major, explains, "You de- 
sign your own experiment, carry 
it out or execute it, and then 
write up the results in a format 
that is acceptable by the Ameri- 
can Psychological Association." 

She and some of her fellow 
classmates performed an inter- 
esting experiment in her class. 

Their hypothesis was to see how 
both men and women would 
react if a person invaded their 
space in an enclosed area such 
as an elevator. They discovered 
that men would not move if a 
woman approached them, but 
they observed that women re- 
acted very differently when a 
man invaded their space. Most 
of the women appeared to be- 
come quite uneasy and shifted 
away from the men who ap- 
proached them. Men seemed to 
react similarly when another 
man approached them in the 
elevator, although women did 
not seem to react that way when 
another woman approached 
them. Since the subjects under 
observation were unaware that 
they were being used in an ex- 
periment, the group's conclu- 
sions seem to be unbiased. 

"We learned that American 
people are very protective of 
their personal space. It would 
have been interesting if we per- 
formed this experiment on 
people from another culture." 
Ann continued, "Women, how- 
ever, seem especially concerned 
about their space, probably be- 
cause they have been taught 
that they need to fear strang- 
ers, especially strange men, in 
a place where they may not be 
able to get away." Her experi- 
ment seemed to verify this con- 

Another interesting study 
that has been conducted was 
the observation of subjects put- 
ting a puzzle together to test 

the cognitive thinking abilities 
and reasoning skills of the indi- 
viduals who participated in the 
experiment. Further studies 
included a "leisure activity sur- 
vey" where participants made 
judgments about movie clips 
and filled out short question- 

Most of the subjects are di- 
vided into groups usually dif- 
ferentiated by sex or age. This 
allows the experimenter to dis- 
cover differences among people 
and why these differences exist 
— for example, why do men 
seem to possess better spatial 
relationship abilities? Why do 
women seem to be more cre- 

There are, however, some pit- 
falls to psychological testing; 
often, the data collected could 
be biased and therefore, the re- 
sults could be invalid. This 
should always be carefully con- 
sidered when executing a test 
to ensure the most proper evalu- 
ation of the results. Biases seem 
to crop up most often when the 
subjects are aware of what they 
are being tested on. Many sub- 
jects will try to "help" the ex- 
perimenter by trying to give the 
"right" answer or by telling the 
experimenter what the subject 
thinks he or she expects to hear 
or see. 

On the whole , psychology ex- 
periments are widely used and 
serve as reality-based tools in 
understanding the human 

Here at the University of 

Massachusetts, students are 
given the opportunity to do such 
research, and the value of it is 

— by Andrew Sternburg 

(Above) Students participate in 
a psychology experiment. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 



Frequently when students 
take a psychology class, they 
are told by the professor that 
if they participate in a psycho- 
logical experiment, they will 
receive credit which will go 
towards their final grade in 
the class. In the past, as soon 
as I heard this, I would run 
over to the fourth floor of 
Tobin Hall and blindly sign up 
for experiments. 

When I arrived for the ex- 
periments, I was always given 
a consent form to read and 
sign, and then would go ahead 
to do what was required of me 
for the experiment. Certain 
experiments asked me to fill 
out a lot of forms which con- 
tained questions concerning 
my attitudes and beliefs on 
different issues, and other ex- 
periments required me to per- 
form computer tasks. When 
the experiment was over, I was 
given a sheet explaining what 
the experiment was about. 
Then, I was given a number if 
I was interested in finding out 
the results. 

In the spring semester of 
my sophomore year, I decided 
I'd like to try the other end — 
administering the experi- 
ments. I began by helping a 
graduate student carry out her 

(Top) One of many students 
involved in psychology experi- 
ments this semester. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

study on attachment styles. I 
was able to participate in the 
development of the experiment 
and then test subjects who 
were students at UMass. I 
was no longer the ignorant 
subject filling out forms un- 
aware of what was being 
tested, but instead, I was the 
one in control. 

In my junior year, I pur- 
sued my interest in the elderly 
by assisting Patricia Wisocki 
(head of the clinical depart- 
ment at UMass) in her studies 
on different aspects of the eld- 
erly, such as aggression. This 
time I went out into society to 
observe my subjects. 

Other students have par- 
ticipated in psychological re- 
search at the Walden Learn- 
ing Center located by South- 
west. It is a preschool pro- 
gram for typical, autistic, and 
developmentally disabled chil- 
dren. Ten RAs (research as- 
sistants) are there to help ob- 
serve the language and social 
development of the autistic 
children. "It is important to 
observe what the children do 
when they want something to 
eat such as a snack and to find 
the bestway of teaching them," 
said Dr. Cathleen Dyer, ex- 
ecutive director. 

by Celeste Krochak 


Have it your way 




with Individual 


allows students 

to design their 

own major 


"Your major is what? Film? I 
didn't know you could major in 
that here!" That is the general 
reaction I get when I tell my fellow 
students that I am a film studies 
major. They ask "Is that in com- 
munication?" No, I have a BDIC. 

Bachelor's Degree with Indi- 
vidual Concentration is a program 
which allows students to design 
their own interdisciplinary major. 
Graduates are awarded either a 
BA or a BS with Individual Con- 
centration in their chosen field. 
Work for this degree usually be- 
gins in the junior year, takes the 
place of a traditional major, and 
provides the student with an op- 
portunity to pursue an area of 
study not otherwise available at 
the University. Proposed pro- 
grams must draw upon two or more 
departments and be unavailable 
as such through an existing un- 
dergraduate major. In developing 
their concentrations, students may 
combine courses from departments 
of schools within the University 
and from among the Five-College 
system. A maximum of 25 percent 
of the total BDIC-related course 
work undertaken for the degree is 
encouraged to be done through 
independent study and/or intern- 

Requirements for entry into the 
program are a minimum GPA of 
2.0 and junior standing upon en- 
rollment. A commitment of four 
consecutive semesters to the BDIC 
program and twelve three-credit 
courses or their equivalent in the 
area of concentration must be com- 
pleted with a minimum grade of C. 
Each semester, BDIC students 
must take at least nine credits of 
interrelated, upper division 
courses (numbered 300 or above) 
pertaining to their concentration. 
These courses must be drawn from 


two or more departments. Stu- 
dents also must complete all 
University general education 
requirements and have an over- 
all average of at least 2.0 before 

In lieu of the University jun- 
ior year writing requirement, 
BDIC students are required to 
write an end-of-term report for 
each of the first 
three semesters. A 
final summary and 
abstract as well as a 
two-credit senior re- 
search paper are re- 
quired of graduating 
seniors in the last 
BDIC semester. 
These documents 
enable the student 
to continually 
clarify, reevaluate, 
and enrich his or her 
academic program, 
in addition to form- 
ing the basis of a 
portfolio which can 
be useful in pursu- 
ing future schooling 
or professional op- 
portunities. For the 
1991/92 academic 
year, there are ap- 
proximately 150 
students who are 
BDIC majors, and 
about 50 students 
who are graduating 
with a Bachelor's 
Degree with Indi- 
vidual Concentra- 
tion. About six stu- 
dents are writing 
honors theses. 

According to 
Thelma Canale- 
Parola, assistant director of 
BDIC, most students choose to 
take advantage of this program 

because they have "an interest 
in more than one field and can't 
achieve all they want to achieve 
in one academic major." 

— by K. A. Burke 

(Above) Jill Marlowe, senior 
HRTA major, advises Obed Alee, 
BDIC major. Photo by Robin 


(Top) Director of the BDIC 
program Alby Reiner, stands in 
front of Mahar Auditorium, the 
home of his popular Biology of 
Cancer and AIDS course. Photo 
by Robin Peterson 





Yes, it's absolutely true, 

All rumors are correct. I used to be a math major; 
now I'm not. I'm not saying it was a bad choice, just 
not the best one for me. 

So last spring, in the final days of Add/Drop, that's 
exactly what I did. 

What a relief I felt unloading the burdens of calcu- 
lus from my mind and back (those math books are the 
heaviest). I classify myself as a person with many 
interests. So I figured why settle for one specific 
major? I chose BDIC. 

Having gone through the acceptance process , I can 
happily say it wasn't bad at all. In fact, I have come up 
with a few steps to make it that much easier for 
anyone interested in applying. 

1) Ask yourself if you're content with your major. 
If your answer is yes, congratulations. You're one step 
ahead of the rest of us. If it's no or not sure, go to step 

2) Locating the BDIC office. It is located in the 
basement of Bartlett Hall, room number 15. The door 
is always open. 

3) Introduce yourself. (Always a good idea.) 

4) Get copies of all the handouts offered. Read 

5) Ask questions. Don't come empty-handed. 
Write down a list of your interests and bring them. 

6) When you've come up with a list, you're ready to 
begin. Don't worry about the list being too long. The 
broader your interests, the better. Just make sure 
they all form a cohesive program. 

7) And the part you've been dreading. Yes, you 
must write a proposal, but that's the easy part. Really. 
Just ask yourself why you've chosen those specific 
areas to study. When you realize it's because that's 
what you're interested in, the next step is just putting 
it on paper. 

8) Choose an adviser. You're welcome to keep the 
one you have now or you may choose a new one of your 
choice. When choosing an adviser, there are two 
important considerations: make sure he or she is 
knowledgeable in the area you wish to pursue, and 
make sure he or she is easy to reach, for the most 
complicated step in the entire process is obtaining 
signatures. Sign this and this and this . . . 

9) Then wait. 

I feel that by following these steps, coupled with a 
determination to get a degree in exactly what you 
want, acceptance is almost guaranteed. ( That and you 
must have at least a 2.0 GPA.) 

So, for those who thought BDIC stood for "Big 
Dipper Is a Constellation," I hope this was helpful. For 
me, I'm glad my "major chaser" days are over. I'm both 
relieved and excited. A whole new major and one that 
I created myself. And the best part? 

No more calculus. 

— by Felice Cohen 



s summer approaches, many 
people spend their spare time 
hunting for a summer job, flip- 
ping burgers at McDonald's, or 
babysitting the neighborhood's 
bratty kids. 

The Mather Career Center has 
assisted hundreds of students in 
getting jobs related to their ma- 
jor. According to Jeffrey Silver, 
who is the associate director of 
Mather, about a hundred less 
students applied for co-ops and 
internships than last year. De- 
spite the recession, the center is 
offering more jobs than in years 

The center offers internships 
and co-ops. The internships pro- 
gram allows students to work 
within their major and get credit. 
Because students are not getting 
paid, their job will sometimes be 
higher up the corporate ladder. 

David Gorvine, who is a se- 
nior, did an internship for six 
months. He worked in Manhat- 
tan New York at NBC sports, 
while earning twelve credits for 
his communications major. 
Gorvine said he not only got to 
work with the high executives 
including the president of NBC, 
but also gained the experience in 
handling video tape. 

"It was an energized working 
atmosphere, rather than sitting 
in an office," Gorvine said. Many 
times he would see celebrities in 
NBC studios. In addition to this, 
he mentioned that he has gotten 
to know many executives in other 
networks as well. Gorvine said, 
"because I worked at NBC, I will 
be able to walk right into the 
office and give them my resume." 

Co-ops are also a popular way 
to gain experience. Usually they 
are six months, but sometimes 
co-ops can just cover the sum- 
mer. In the past, the difference 
between a co-op and an intern- 

ship was that in co-ops, you got 
paid rather than get credit, but 
that is changing. In many co-ops 
you can earn credit in addition to 
getting paid. 

Rick Seto, who is a senior jour- 
nalism and political science ma- 
jor, worked at The Boston Globe 
at their northwest branch in 
Burlington for six months. He 
started out making photocopies 
and answering phones. Two 
months later he was writing an 
article a week for The Globe. 

While he wrote for The Globe, 
he stayed at his parents' home. 
In addition to the $200 dollars 
he received weekly, The Globe 
covered expenses on the job. "I 
really enjoyed my position at The 
Globe... It really gave me valu- 
able experience. It got me out 
into the real world," Seto said. 

Michael Chan and Debra Rob- 
ert, who are both seniors in 
chemical engineering, partici- 
pated in the six month co-op pro- 
gram at America Cyanamid 
Company. They both did re- 
search and development. Rob- 
ert first started with a summer 
co-op. "People at Mather are 
very supportive. . .The supervisor 
at my job is trying to get me a 
summer job in Houston," Chan 
says. Robert says, "With my two 
co-ops, I almost got a full year's 
experience, and that is helping 
me get most of my permanent 
placement interviews that a lot 
of my classmates aren't getting, 
even if they have better cumula- 
tive average." 

Silver says, "We love to hear 
from alumni. They come back to 
hire only UMass students, more 
than ever before." Graduates 
can come back as well to use the 
Mather Career Center library, 
which holds information about 

— by Christina Rothwell 


with the MATHER 

Melissa Hollenbach working as 
a student adviser at the Mather 
Career Center. Photo by Wendy Su 

(Left to right) Cynthia Fay, 
junior. Marc Richards, sophomore, 
and Carol Mania, student adviser; 
survey literature in the Mather 
Career Center library. Photo by 
Wendy Su 



tudent teacher 

While most University stu- 
dents are strolling the campus 
from class to class and sitting in 
Mahar Auditorium or a cozy 
classroom in Machmer Hall, 
some of their fellow collegiates 
are completing their education 
in a very different atmosphere. 
They are not walking past the 
pond or next to the Student 
Union, but past the art room 
and the teachers' lounge. 

These students are education 
majors, and their final semes- 
ter Cor all but) is spent at the 
front of the classroom 
instead of in the seats. 
The School of Educa- 
tion places students in 
early childhood, el- 
ementary, and second- 
ary education in vari- 
ous placements, cul- 
minating in student 
teaching, which is a 
five-day-a-week com- 
mitment to a class- 
room of students. 

During this time, 
student teachers wear 
many hats. They are 
teachers, preparing 
and teaching lessons, 
giving help sessions, 
doing recess and lunch 
duty, correcting papers, and at- 
tending meetings. They are also 
University students, maintain- 
ing contacts and responsibili- 
ties on campus, despite the very- 
limited time they have to do 
campus errands. And they are 
friends, sons or daughters, boy- 
friends or girlfriends, and em- 
ployees. The lives of student 
teachers are never dull, but they 
can be incredibly busy. It is at 
this time in a student teacher's 
life he or she realizes that even 
though college is not over, the 

real world has begun. 

Student teachers typically 
are at school by 8:00 a.m., 
which may mean getting up 
early if they have a long com- 
mute to their school, and they 
often stay late at school, some- 
times until 4:00 p.m. or later. 
In addition to their long day, 
the student teacher spends 
some time each night review- 
ing and planning lessons. 
Tammi Weisthal, who teaches 
sixth grade at Old Deerfield 
Elementary School in 

no telling how violently a stu- 
dent teacher will respond! Af- 
ter the first week, student teach- 
ers who talk about their semes- 
ter find that the most popular 
question addressed to them af- 
ter they reveal their teaching 
role is, "Wow — you're a stu- 
dent teacher? Do you get to 
correct papers?!" For those who 
are still looking for an answer 
to that question, yes; student 
teachers get to correct more 
than their share of papers, and 
oddly enough, the novelty wears 

Deerfield, comments "You 
don't feel like you're a part of 
the University when you're 
student teaching, but it was 
the best experience of my life." 
There is no limit to the amount 
of energy a student teacher 
expends during his/her 14 
weeks in the classroom. For 
this reason, if you wish to get 
the attention of a student 
teacher, simply repeat the 
statement, "Oh — you're only 
teaching this semester, you're 
not doing any work?" There's 

off quickly! 

To describe all of this real- 
world responsibility, work, 
stress, and juggling makes stu- 
dent teaching appear to be all 
output with no incentive, but 
that is far from the truth. Any 
student teacher will tell you 
that, in fact, there is one thing 
which makes student teachers 
work harder and longer and al- 
most love the juggling of sched- 
ules and the attending of school 
and University meetings. This 
one thing is the relationship a 

student teacher has with his or 
her students. Student teachers 
are a student's best friend. The 
student teacher is just begin- 
ning a career, fresh with new 
and exciting ways to structure 
learning, and kids find student 
teachers to be "fun" teachers. 
"It's hard work, but it's more 
rewarding and fun than sitting 
in a lecture hall," declared 
Kirstin Hurst, who student- 
teaches fourth-graders at 
Bernardston Elementary 
School in Bernardston. 

The student 
teacher is another 
adult who is inter- 
ested in them and 
who wants to be with 
them. Often, stu- 
dent teachers are 
the adults who are 
playing basketball 
with a crew of stu- 
dents at recess, or 
having a lively con- 
versation with sev- 
eral children about 
newly-released hits 
on the pop chart. It 
is the hug or smile or 
the tossed-off compli- 
ment which gets the 
student teacher 
through the day. 

In the final analysis, Beth 
Schiller, who teaches fifth-grad- 
ers at Mark's Meadow Elemen- 
tary School in Amherst, says "It 
was great to experience every- 
thing I had learned in my edu- 
cation classes. I feel ready to 
teach in my own classroom af- 
ter my experiences with stu- 
dent teaching." 

— by Kristin Hammerton 





Art education is a major in 
the fine arts degree program. 
Beginning with studying vary- 
ing definitions and approaches 
to art education, students then 
proceed to practice teaching to 
fellow classmates, observing 
actual classroom activities and 
settings, developing their own 
comprehensive art curriculum, 
and finally, performing as a stu- 
dent teacher for practicum ex- 

From the beginning of my 
educational experience, the two 
most fulfilling subjects for me 
have been art and science. Like 
my idol, Leonardo da Vinci, I 
found myself torn between both 
disciplines. A physics class at 
Harvard University I took my 
senior year in high school per- 

suaded me to pursue a degree 
in physics. However, once at 
UMass, I found the physics pro- 
gram a tragic disappointment, 
and I turned to art as a means 
for self-expression. The impor- 
tance of art in my life led me to 
enroll in the fine arts degree 
program and focus my studies 
on art education. 

As a senior, I am currently 
student teaching high school in 
Greenfield, Mass. When I be- 
gan teaching, I felt as theough I 
was on the other side of the 
mirror looking out; the class- 
room was a familiar setting, yet 
the situation was unfamiliar, 
and occasionally surreal to me. 
The subject matter was no prob- 
lem. Setting up a positive and 
productive learning environ- 
ment was the real challenge. 

(Above) Education major 
learns from a classroom 
experience. Both children and 
instructor seem eager to 
participate. Photo by Bill Russell 

(Far left) Senior Jennifer Ralph 
puts her major in early childhood 
education to good use. Photo by 
Bill Russell 

by Erik Bentley 





Barbara Hall Partee enters 
the classroom, says "hello" and 
distributes handouts. Taking 
off her coat, she starts to ex- 
plain something about nouns 
and noun phrases. It sounds 
complicated and only distantly 
like Standard American En- 
glish. Instead of reading from 
her notes, she takes her cues 
from her graduate students' 

"Helen, you almost opened 
your mouth?" 

"It just made sense all of a 
sudden!" The dozen students 
laugh, Partee smiles content- 
edly. For half an hour she an- 
swers and asks questions about 
the example noun phrase "the 
man." Hieroglyphs of logical 
and linguistic terms cover the 
blackboard. Without having to 
raise a hand, a student asks a 
question. "Thanks, you make 
me say it more systematically!" 
she replies, and rephrases her 
last sentence. "Maybe there 
are more implications I did not 
think of — I leave 
that as a piece of 
homework for 
myself. . ." 

What Partee 
modestly calls 
"homework" has 
earned her the 
highest esteem in 
the field of lin- 
guistics, or "the 
study of the 
structure of lan- 
guages." She was 
awarded the 
Medal, elected 
member of the 
National Acad- 
emy of Science, 
and was presi- 
dent of the Lin- 
guistic Society of America. Her 
resume reads like an ambitious 
scholar's daydream: honors, 
awards and grants fill one 
single-spaced page, and a list of 
publications takes up three 


Entering this small depart- 
ment, one passes a small corri- 
dor, where students chat on 
couches. The walls are covered 
with posters. It smells of coffee. 
In her office, Partee has to clear 
two old chairs of books and cop- 
ies. Every square inch is cov- 
ered with books and folders, 
except for the niche where the 
computer and the telephone are 
nestled. They are overshadowed 
by looming stacks in a precari- 
ous balance, like the library tow- 
ering over South College, the 
quaint building that houses the 

This is one of America's lead- 
ing institutions in its field. Bar- 
bara Partee, head of the linguis- 
tics department since 1987, ex- 
plains "Its size is an important 
factor for the high standard of 
learning." Each year, only eight 
out of 130 graduate applicants 
are admitted to the five-year 
program. "It would be a loss to 
increase acceptance," she says. 
"This program succeeds with 
small numbers and high qual- 

This mixture of private fa- 
miliarity and academic excel- 
lence is not only a feature of the 
linguistics department, but of 
Partee's exceptional career as 
well. Her private life and her 
professional vocation were al- 
ways closely related. But it all 
began with grave doubts. As an 
undergraduate at Swarthmore 
College she wavered between 
her love for mathematics and 
her interest in Russian: "I re- 
ally liked both math and lan- 
guages, and had just begun hear- 
ing about the field of linguistics 
as a way to put them both to- 
gether. This was just the time 
when Chomsky was starting a 
graduate program at MIT, and 
it sounded like it was made for 
me. But for a while I think my 
father thought of me as sort of a 

Her father, an engineer, had 
been delighted with his 
daughter's math studies, but 






All photos courtesy of Barbara 
Hall Partee 

was quite at a loss with the use 
of studying the "structure of 
languages," whatever that may 
be. But 16 years after her ca- 
reer choice, Partee would say in 
her Chancellor Series lecture: 
"An added highlight of the occa- 
sion for me is that my parents 
are here: this is the first time 
they've been at a lecture of mine, 
and gives me a chance to thank 
them publicly for their constant 
support and encouragement ..." 
Indeed when Partee wrote that 
lecture, her aim was to explain 
to her father the uses and meth- 
ods of linguistics research. She 

In 1957, Noam Chomsky had 
revolutionized the field with a 
little book called Syntactic 
Structures. Earlier linguists 
had tended to focus on describ- 
ing the differences among ex- 
isting languages. But Chomsky 
maintained that all natural lan- 
guages, however great their sur- 
face differences may be, share 
certain underlying characteris- 
tics which are determined by 
universal human mental facul- 
ties. This new paradigm was 
largely responsible for the 
worldwide upsurge of interest 
in linguistics in the sixties. So 
Partee joined his first class, and 
took her Ph.D. in 1965 at the 
age of 24. She was a young 
scholar in an equally young 
field. The department at 
UMass, for example, was 
founded in 1968. 

Directly after obtaining her 
doctorate at MIT, Partee be- 
came an assistant professor at 
UCLA, where she stayed for 
seven years, becoming an asso- 
ciate professor in 1969. 

When her first marriage 
broke up in 1972, Barbara 
Partee needed a change of scene. 
Her sons were two, three, and 
five when she came to UMass in 
1972. Having to choose between 
Stanford, Princeton, and the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst, she preferred UMass 
partly for the appeal of a prom- 
ising young department with 

congenial colleagues in her fa- 
vorite part of the country. "The 
nicely informal environment 
both on campus and in town" 
immediately appealed to the 
now single mother. Blue jeans, 
which she still likes to wear, 
were much more common here 
than, for example, in Princeton. 
And at UMass, 
there were no 
Ivy League 
prejudices that 
in the seventies 
still saw women 
as "professors' 
wives" rather 
than as 

Today, she is de- 
lighted by the 
incidental equi- 
librium of gen- 
ders on all levels of faculty in 
her department. 

Barbara Partee did not ac- 
cept headship of linguistics un- 
til her youngest son was about 
to leave home. She had remar- 
ried in 1973, sharing parts of 
her professional life with her 
husband and colleague Emmon 

This summer, linguists from 
Prague will visit the depart- 
ment at UMass for two weeks. 
It is one of Partee's endeavors 
to intensify the cooperation, and 
start an exchange program with 
the linguist of the young repub- 

Another goal during her 
headship is to establish a 
"straight" linguistics major for 
undergraduates. So far, under- 
graduates have to study the field 
in conjunction with another sub- 

Yes, she is busy, but never 
stressed, she beams. "I read an 
article once about stress, and it 
said that it is not so much the 
amount of work that causes it, 
but rather the feeling of lacking 
control. My work is self-im- 
posed, and I love it." And judg- 
ing from the high esteem she 
enjoys, the scientific commu- 
nity loves her work too. 

— by Hilmar Schmundt 



^mftKe&iia*t& tfat toot. . . 

Professor Stephen Oates Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

A slight Texan twang and 
occasional "y'all" should not be 
the only thing you remember 
about Professor Oates. A recog- 
nized educator, Professor Oates 
received the 1992 Kidger Award 
for outstanding teaching and 
historical research from the 
New England History Teacher's 
Association. A most respected 
historian, he has written on sub- 
jects from Clara Barton to Mar- 
tin Luther King. Of course, the 
Civil War is how most students 
get to know him. 

Holding undergraduate, 
graduate, and Ph.D. degrees 
from the University of Texas at 
Austin, Oates calls himself a 
"product of public education." 
Arriving at the University of 
Massachusetts in 1968, Profes- 
sor Oates reminisced, "I've 
watched the whole University 
grow up outside my windows." 
He is bewildered by the poor 
image UMass has in Massa- 
chusetts, and cites the "inferi- 
ority complexes of staff and stu- 
dents." UMass has always been 
flooded with negative press im- 
ages, for example the April 1992 
article in Esquire magazine. 
Professor Oates charges that 
we must "confront the 'ZooMass' 
image," and "change their (the 
public's) attitudes." 

Professor Oates believes in 
UMass. Feeling a responsibil- 
ity as a professor to erase the 
UMass stigma that is bred in 
the state, he spends time in his 
classes telling students the 

After one such delivery 
prompted by the Esquire ar- 
ticle, junior Carolyn Gellman 
reconsiders: "I always have 
people say to me, 'Hey, don't 
you go to ZooMass!' I think we 
have to have more pride in 


Junior po- 
litical science 
major and out- 
of-state stu- 
dent, Michael 
Poster, re- 
called that 
Oates re- 
minded us 
that UMass is 
not a place to 
settle for ... it 
is not 

ZooMass, a 
place where 
animals need 
to be kept in 
pens; rather, it 
is the Univer- 
sity of Massa- 
chusetts, a 
place of knowl- 
edge, learn- 
ing, and 

staff, and a li- 
brary," Profes- 
sor Oates af- 
firmed, are 
what creates a 
uni ver sty . 
Despite bud- 
get cuts, he maintains, "we are 
outstanding in all categories." 

Citing alumni, Oates de- 
clares, "One little thing back to 
the University will help." Giv- 
ing back to UMass can start by 
being a member of the ex-stu- 
dent association. Itis the strong 
alumni of schools, such as 
Harvard and Boston University, 
who run the legislature and 
make laws that favor their alma 

Professor Oates maintains 
that the obligations of a state 

university is to provide an af- 
fordable and quality education. 
The alumni can reach the pub- 
lic. By telling one person the 
facts about the University of 
Massachusetts, alumni can con- 
tribute to knowledge that there 
is a lot more than cows out in 
Western Massachusetts. 

As a professor, students laud 
him for his charisma and the 
excitement he brings to history. 
Poster stated, "I took this course 
( Civil War Era) because I heard 
that he was the best professor 

in the department. Without 
question, he is the best lecturer 
I have ever heard." 

Professor Oates has had 
many tempting offers to leave 
UMass. His love of the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts, and par- 
ticularly his students, keep him 
with us. As he said, "Teaching 
is symbiotic. I've learned as 
much from my students as 
they've learned from me." 

— by Johanna Rodrigues 

Professor Oates 


a#tct toot. 

Professor Douglas Whynott, 
often called "the most fasci- 
nating way" to satisfy litera- 
ture general education require- 
ments, inspires his students 
with piano playing, singing in 
rounds, and even watching 

In-class impromptu writing 
assignments constitute an in- 
tegral part of both his Orchard 
Hill Area courses, English 
1900: Imaginative Literature 
— Writing and Reading, and 
Comparative Literature 1210: 
International Short Story. 
"You have twenty minutes to 
write a story around the theme: 
'And then things were never 
the same again.' Then we'll 
read them aloud." Whynott 
obliterates the rigmarole of 
drafts , touching the raw talent 
of his students and kindling 
their literary muse. He com- 
pels his students to accustom 
themselves to traditional oral 

"I think everyone who does 
not know the thematic connec- 
tions between Dumbo and 
Anton Chekov, and Pulitzer 
Prize winners Nadine 
Gordimer and Yasunari 
Kawabata, should seriously 
consider taking Whynott's 
classes. He knows how to make 
you laugh while you're read- 
ing and learning about litera- 
ture, and how to write your 
great works," explained fresh- 
man English/Spanish double 
major Kelly Daisley, who's 
taken both his courses. 

A faculty in residence at 
Emily Dickinson Dormitory in 
Orchard Hill since 1986, Pro- 
fessor Whynott is also a mem- 
ber of Mount Holyoke's En- 
glish Department. Although 
primarily a writing and litera- 
ture teacher, Whynott has cov- 
ered about seven departments, 
from journalism to biochemis- 

Professor Douglas Whynott 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

try. This diversity stems from his 
multi-faceted backround that be- 
gins with his twelfth generation 
Cape Cod roots. He graduated with 
a journalism degree from UMass in 
1977. He then worked as a freelance 
writer, selling articles about Cape 
Cod; as a dolphin trainer at Sea 
Land on the Cape; and also as a 
concert tuner at the Fine Arts Cen- 
ter. In 1985, he earned his Master 
of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writ- 
ing from UMass, after having 
taught English 112 and resource 
economics, a junior year writing 

"A neighbor introduced me to 
beekeeping. I went in wholeheart- 
edly. At one point, I had 18 hives." 
Whynott's first book bloomed out of 
this interest. As a graduate stu- 
dent, he worked for the State De- 
partment of Agriculture as a bee 
inspector. Then he wrote an article 
for New England Monthly about a 
migratory beekeeper of 4000 hives 
who brought them regularly down 
to Florida. The time he spent with 
migratory beekeepers has become 
the book "Following the Bloom: 
Across America with Migratory 

Beekeepers," with a publication 
date of spring 1992, voted one of 
the year's best hundred books by 
The New York Times Book Re- 

Now, Whynott has completed 
and is marketing a second book, 
"Lessons in the Blues," which he 
also started as a grad student. 
"It's about going down to Harlem 
for three years and taking blues 
lessons with a blues pianist in 
his eighties — Sammy Price, 
known as the king of Boogie 
Woogie. It's a personal narrative 
and a profile, more of a portrait 
than a biography." 

Those interested in studying 
literature with a professional 
write who teaches from a 
uniquely personal point of view 
with a distinct interest in ad- 
vancing his students' growth as 
writers should look into ComLit 
1210: International Short Story 
in the fall, and English 1900: 
Imaginative Literature — Writ- 
ing and Reading in the spring, 
taught by Professor Douglas 

— by Greg Zenon 

Professor Whynott 



Pink fliers flaunting a black star 
scream at me "Social Thought-Po- 
litical Economy-Machmer E 27- 
Stop By!" Intrigued, I do so. 

Senior student Craig Zelier 
greets me from behind the office 
desk. He is in charge of the STPEC 
office this afternoon. All the cleri- 
cal work, he tells me, is shared 
between one professional secretary, 
and the students who take turns in 
staffing the office, two credits for 
six hours. It is a multi-purpose 
room thathasanalways busy Xerox 
machine, three couches, and ahuge 
bookshelf. In the comer Arthur, a 
nondegree German shepherd 
freshdog is lapping water from his 
bowl. Three wide open doors lead 
into a small, sunny office. So this is 
the whole STPEC department, in 
spatial terms at least. 

It's students have a reputation 
for questioning authority in all its 
forms. A STPEC brochure lists 
courses like "Anarchism and Revo- 
lution," "Race and Ethnicity in the 
US Working Classes," "Capitalism 
and Patriarchy," "Race, Gender, 
and Sexuality," among others. 
Some parents might have a prob- 
lem payingfor such an education in 
antiauthoritarianism, which seems 
like a contradiction in terms on top 
of that. "But my mother likes that 
I'm a subversive person. . .she knows 
she's not supposed to, but..." says 
senior Lissa Walsh. "She loves to 
tell people that I work with Marx- 
ists-just because of the shock value 
I guess. 

The Graduation Anthem each 
year is "Internationale," sung with 
increasing success in the German 
original. But the program director 
Sara Lennox does not like any ste- 
reotypes about "the STPEC stu- 
dent." "If s a program that's really 
about critical thought, and there's 
not anything people are society 
and to develop their own capacities 


supposed to think. So students 
come up with different political 

"There is no dogmatism and no 
silencing people, no Political Cor- 
rectness. Everyone has the right to 
have his or her opinion here. But 
probably the students and instruc- 
tors are located somewhere from 
"moderate" to further left-with 
some exceptions, though. 

'Til tell you a story about some- 
body who was in ROTC. He actu- 
ally came in in uniform, and he 
looked like Oliver North. He said: 
'I wanna be a colonel in the air force 
and I wanna be the best colonel I 
can... I could have gone to college in 
my town, but I never would have 
met a Black person or a gay 
person... I really need to know all 
this and STPEC can teach me all 
these things' he said. He has 
graduated and is an air force officer 

Twenty years ago, humanists 
and social scientists from the Five 
Colleges created an interdiscipli- 
nary program, which intended to 
connect economics, sociology, an- 
thropology, political, legal, Afro- 
American, and wimmins' studies, 
just to name a few. It was a typical 
outcrop of the boom in enrollment 
and department-founding in the 
wake of the liberal late sixties. Fif- 
teen BDIC "freshpersons" enrolled 
in this program which was directed 
by philosophy professor Robert P. 
Wolff. Only two years later, it was 
made an official undergraduate ma- 
jor. The central computer assigned 
it the unwieldy acronym "S-T-P-E- 

Soon STPEC was a small but 
successful interdisciplinary 
undergrad program in Social and 
Behavioral Sciences, with currently 
121 students and a yearly admis- 
sion of 45. Its goals were formu- 
lated as "to encourage students to 
engage in critical examination of 

for critical reading, writing, and 
flunking. " 

A unique feature of STPEC is 
that it institutionalized changes in 
itself: Each year a student commit- 
tee makes suggestions concerning 
both the curriculum and the fac- 
ulty. "Because this is a department 
that emphasizes student empower- 
ment," says Charusheela, "most of 
the issues our curriculum deals with 
are brought up by the students." 
Each year, professors have to be 
invited anew, because STPEC itself 
has only one director, four TAs, and 
some undergrads teaching one- 
credit sophomore classes. The ad- 
vantage of this constant change in 
topics and teachers is that the cur- 
riculum is highly flexible and can be 
easily adapted to the needs of the 
students, and to 
ciety they study. 

As the 

premises ex- 
panded from the 
initial single 
room (until 
1980!) into its 
present size, so 
did the latitude 
of its theoretical 
premises. Had it 
been originally 
concerned with 
class, gender, 
and race, the evil 
"isms" to be stud- 
ied (race-, sex-, 
fasc-, etc.) are 
now expanded 
into fields like 
homophobia and 
child abuse. Ac- 
cordingly, the concept of the privi- 
leged WASP (White Anglo Saxon 
Protestant) is long overdue to be 
extended into something 

Of course certain basic require- 
ments like "writing" or "economics" 
are not subject to annual revision. 
But otherwise most of the specific 
content of the STPEC program can 
be easily adapted to new students 
and new issues. Indeed the struc- 
ture of the program seems to be as 
important as the content it relates: 
"The idea is to try and make people 
learn how to think about democracy 

Lissa Walsh and Craig Zelizer, 
both STPEC seniors, xerox sweet 
nothings oh so harmoniously. 
Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

and about their own power over 
their own lives." 

Lennox, at a surprise party on 
her tenth anniversary as director 
last April Fool's Day, even held an 
speech on the Marxist Theory of 
Tag Sales. 

"Stand Out From The 
Umasses!"-this STPEC slogan 
seems to have some appeal for 
students. "Freshperson" enroll- 
ment has not decreased, which is 
partly due to word-of-mouth "out- 
reach" activity of satisfied STPEC 
students. And partly it is because 
the department has a good aca- 
demic reputation. Many of its stu- 
dents graduate 'cum laude': since 
four of its required courses are 
honors courses, STPEC graduates 
satisfy the ma- 
jor part of the 
honors re- 

Besides, it 
has both the in- 
timacy of a pri- 
vate school size 
and access to 
the facilities of 
the big univer- 
sity around it. 
But even na- 
tionally and in- 
unique. There 
are comparable 
programs at 
NYU, at Chi- 
cago Univer- 
sity, and in 
Canada-and of 
course at Mt. Holyoke! But due to 
the rarity of such programs, not a 
single foreign exchange student is 
enrolled in STPEC. 

Paradoxically, a major that of- 
fers quite the opposite of the "spe- 
cialized skill" has been meeting not 
only the demands of a small seg- 
ment of the job market, but the 
wishes of its students as well for 
twentyyears. This is a mystery. Or 
maybe a possible subject for a 
STPEC course next year? 

— by Hilmar Schmundt 

Durfee Conservatory 
Student Security 
Student Firefighters 
Black Greeks 
Malcolm X Center 
SCUM Conventon 
Time Capsule 
Students Abroad 
University Band 

Not Ready for 
Bedtime Players 

Parking Tickets 


Voice Mail 


Everywoman's Center 

Spring Concert 


Haigis Hoopla 

Famous Alumni 






John Tristan, manager of Durfee 
Conservatory, waters his plants. The 
Conservatory has always welcomed 
visitors to its location behind the Health 
Services building. Photo by Jeff 





We often forget that the roots of our 
university are agricultural. Set 
at the bottom of the "goat path" 
and beside Franklin D.C., Durfee 
Conservatory — one of the first buildings on 
campus — houses a myriad of plants from around 
the world. 

Durfee Conservatory is not only a mini-refuge 
for plants, but also people. The friendly "Vistors 
Welcome" sign ushers unsuspecting passers-by 
into a unique collection of more than 500 plant 
species from around the world. 

Built in 1867, the first Durfee Conservatory 
was a castle, complete with an outside fountain 
and several gardens. The present complex stands 
on a small portion of the original plot. It was 
reconstructed in 1954 to replace the prototype 
that was destroyed by fire that year. 

The Cactus House, Small Tropical Room, Vic- 
torian (or Jungle) Room, Orchid House, and 
Temperate Zone Plant Room are modeled after 
the Royal Kew Gardens in London. After seeing 
these gardens in 1865, our first University 
president's dream of bringing them to this state 
was realized through a gift by Dr. Nathan Durfee. 

"Totally awesome — cool, man — especially 
the jungle!" was an emotional explosion recorded 
in the Conservatory's guest book. The bantering 
of Bluebird and Turquoise, two resident para- 
keets, welcomes vistors into the central room, 
called the Jungle. Huge plants such as Bird of 
Paradise and Date Palms transform the Jungle 
Room into an eerie tropical rainforest. 

A step up onto the wooden bridge reveals three 
sunbathing turtles who live on the pond in the 
Conservatory. Colorful goldfish surround these 
shelled reptiles who toast their bellies on the 
smooth, thermal rocks. 

Transporting visitors into an environment of 
cacti, rubber plants, and Queensland umbrella 
trees, the Conservatory is esteemed as a great 
way to relieve stress. 

Surprised at how "therapeutic being around 
and working with plants can be," Michael 
Formosi, senior elementary education major, 
volunteered at the Conservatory and worked 
weekends during the summer. He asserted that 

Durfee is a haven for reducing stress, especially 
in the winter. "For people who miss the summer, 
they would feel a lot better when leaving," Formosi 

Horticulture therapy grew from the work of 
John Tristan, the director of Durfee Conserva- 
tory. Relaxation, agricultural skills, and fond 
memories are cultivated with the resources of 
Durfee. Downs syndrome patients and partici- 
pants in an Asian refugee program at the Uni- 
versity are just two of the groups that have 
benefited through programs which took advan- 
tage of the educational and therapeutic opportu- 
nities the Conservatory offers. 

Tristan is completing a book about the history 
and value of the Durfee Conservatory. Although 
frustrated by the lack of funding, he remains 
optimistic and determined about the future of 
Durfee. "Our hope is that because of our public 
service to the community, recognition will come." 

— by Johanna Rodrigues 


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Not just a job, 
but a commitment 

ne of the head security supervi- 
sors at UMass refers to student 
security receptionists as the first 
line of defense. The receptionists, 
seated at the main entrance of the dorm from 
eight o'clock to midnight Monday through 
Wednesday, and from eight to three Thursday 
through Saturday, check IDs, sign students' guests 
into the building, and keep an eye out for anyone 
tampering with the alarmed side doors. 

When asked why he works for security, Tho- 
mas J. Glickman, the newest addition to the 
John Quincy Adams residence hall student secu- 
rity staff, said that "It pays awful, but you can get 
homework done [and] you've got to feed the gas 
can in the car." 

Another receptionist, Janice Williams, said 
she does security duty "for money for Spring 
Break." Williams went on to say that, "On 
Friday and Saturday nights there is a lot of 
[deviant] action in the [Southwest] towers." 
Both agree the most positive aspects of their jobs 
are that they are able to get homework done and 
meet people. Overall, their main reason for 
working security is the money. 

If student security receptionists are the defen- 
sive line, then the security supervisors who walk 
from building to building checking doors, re- 
sponding to fire alarms, and checking up on 
security receptionists are the line backers. Above 
them are the head student security supervisors, 
the safeties, who see to the nightly operation of 
student security, and the UMass police depart- 
ment, the coaches of the football game. 

"It's more than just a job . . . it's a commitment," 
said one head security supervisor, Jason King. 
Referring to the student security team as "basi- 
cally the eyes and ears of the UMass police force," 
King explained that "a great deal of the job is 
being highly visible to deter people from doing 

King said his job is very interesting because of 
"the people I meet when walking around and 
doing escorts." He also stated the reason the 
escort service is getting away from vehicle es- 
corts to walking escorts is that walking escorts 
are more personalized. 

When asked how other students react to his 
position, Jason replied, "Some people respect us, 
but there are others who don't give a damn. They 
just see us as an inconvenience to their daily 

According to King, the student security super- 
visors face some occasional hazards. When asked 
for an example, Jason related previous death 
threats that he and two other supervisors re- 
ceived from an unknown person. The person 
knew their addresses, telephone numbers, the 
kinds of cars they drove and which nights they 
worked. King additionally said, "At times walk- 
ing at night in the dark, alone, past bushes, with 
only a radio can be pretty scary and intimidat- 

When asked how he felt about the death threats, 
King answered, "It makes me paranoid knowing 
that someone out there wants to kill me who 
doesn't know me." 

Guy Finkman, another student security super- 
visor, says one of the many hazards of his job 
includes "dealing with hot heads on a weekend 
night when their judgment is clouded by alco- 
hol." Fire alarms are another hazard Finkman 
sees, as many students are cold outside and 
easily become upset. 

At the end of the interview, King described the 
kind of person it takes to be a student security 
supervisor. He said, "It takes a special kind of 
person to go around until three in the morning 
checking doors in the sleet and freezing cold to 
make sure the students at the University of 
Massachusetts are safe." 

— by Robin C. Peterson and Matt Putnam 



A view of the new alarms that are 
used to keep people from sneaking into 
the dorms at night. Photo by Karen 

Opposite: A security receptionist 
signs a student into one of the residence 
halls. The receptionists are responsible 
for identifying who come into the 
dorms. Photo by Karen McKendry 


It's 3 a.m. — all across campus students are 
fast asleep. In a house in South Amherst, 
a wisp of smoke comes from a wall socket 
as the wiring shorts out. As the smoke 
intensifies, flame begins to show and spreads up 
the wall blistering the wallpaper. Suddenly a 
smoke detector breaks the silence, alerting the 
occupants of the building and the central fire 
dispatch at the police station. As the occupants 
evacuate the house, a tone goes out across the 
Hampshire County Dispatch letting all the 
Amherst Fire Units know they are needed. 

In the North Fire Station on East Pleasant 
Street, feet find boots and pound down the stairs 
towards turnout coats and helmets. While shrug- 
ging on their coats, firefighters race to the en- 
gines already roaring to life from their inter- 
rupted slumber. The bay doors rumble up, and 
Engines Two and Three pull out, sirens scream- 
ing and air horns blasting, as they head toward 
the now partially fire-involved house. Once on 
the scene, all the engine companies work to- 
gether carrying out the duties of initial fire 
attack — search and rescue, and ventilation to 
quickly control and extinguish the fire. 

This is the scenario most people hope for in the 
unfortunate event that their home catches fire. 
What is unusual is that Amherst equips one 
engine company which consists of student volun- 
teers. Engine Company Three is a student-run 
company with its own officers, firefighters/EMTs, 
a pumper, and an ambulance. Along with the 
full-time firefighters and the Call Force, the 16- 
member Student Force supplements the Amherst 
Fire Department. 

The Student Force officers are responsible for 
the planning and execution of the training drills. 
This year Captain Dave Sylvanowicz, Lieuten- 
ant Joe Appel, and Lieutenant Pat O'Brien were 
charged with making sure the force knew what 
to do at the fire scene. Through meetings once a 
week and constant communications with the 
firefighters of the Student Force, the officers 
design each week's drill. The Student Force 
officers also have the responsibility of selecting 
new members. Once they make their choices, 
they are the principle trainers of the new re- 

The students get a wide range of training in 
locations such as Tillson Farm, the Campus 
Center Parking Garage , and the Springfield Burn 
House ( a nonflammable structure used for train- 
ing firefighters to suppress live fires.) The burn 
house is the first time many of the recruits 
actively fight a structure fire. The students don 
all of their protective equipment, including 
breathing apparatus, and advance a charged 
hoseline down a dark, smoky hallway toward an 
orange glow ahead of them. Once the crew reaches 
the seat of the fire, they use different types of 
water streams to knock the fire down and venti- 
late the room to clear the smoke. Variation in 
drill location gives the firefighters an apprecia- 
tion of the uncertainty that comes from each call. 
Until the fire crews arrive at the fire scene, no 
one knows what they will face. 

Many students who join the force are seeking 
ambulance experience to help them along in 
their pre-med studies. Working on the ambu- 
lance gives these firefighters the opportunity to 
gain practical experience in the management of 
patients. Firefighter/EMT Tom Walsh, a com- 
munications major, said, "Originally my goal 
was to gain experience for the medical profes- 
sion, although I must admit becoming a firefighter 
was the realization of a childhood dream." 

A common initial impression students form is 
that the force is merely a clean-up crew for the 
full-time crews. This idea is far from the truth as 
firefighter Brian Major, zoology major, discov- 
ered. "I joined because I found it [the Student 
Force] was a working, integral, and valuable 
part of the Amherst Fire Department. And the 
thought of screaming through town excited me." 
Through the efforts of the students and the 
opportunities given to them by the Amherst Fire 
Department, the Student Force plays a vital role 
in protecting the lives and property of the resi- 
dents of the town. Through drills and classes 
this team of students forms an Engine company 
capable of responding to alarms and medical 
emergencies. Firefighter Jeff Winn, political 
science major, stated, "The Student Force is a 
dedicated group of individuals who give 110 
percent when called to action or duty." 

— by Matt Putnam 


Firefighter Jenny Paigen performs a 
simulated attack on a fire while 
firefighter Joel Carlson backs her up. 
Through weekly drills the firefighters 
increased their fire suppression skills. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

The most popular attraction in many 
firehouses is the apparatus itself, this 
is the pride of Engine Company Three. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 



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Black Greeks pose together in unity 
on the steps of the Campus Center. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha tear 
up the stage at the Umoja Greek Step 
Show. Photo by Foluke Robles 

African-American fraternal and sororal organiza- 
tions have been a part of the black community for many 
years. Like many other organizations that are formed in 
our communities, the purpose of these sororities and 
fraternities is to strengthen the black community and 
family. The organizations on these pages are involved in 
philantropic and charitable work throughout the country 
and the world. They build housing complexes, support 
communities, and fund medical research and health care. 
These organizations also provide scholarships and educa- 
tional support for students. Most importantly, they repre- 
sent a growing number of men and women striving to 
make a positive change in the lives of black people. 

At UMass and other colleges across the country, the 
Black Greeks have worked diligantly to establish the 
foundation for a life-time experience in which scholastic 
achievement, community service and leadership will play 
pivotal roles in uplifting the black community. It is here 
that the fundamental pricipals of being a Black Greek are 
taught and carried out in practice. Since 1982, when the 
Beta Beta chapter of Iota Phi Theta was established at 
UMass, seven other locally affiliated organizations have 
established their presence on the campuses and local 
communities throught the Five-College area. Together, 
the Black Greeks have enhanced student life at the Uni- 
versity as well as the local community, providing volun- 
teers for community service, sponsoring educational and 
cultural events, and organizing social functions. 

-by Martin F. Jones 


Nicole Harmon of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha and Rose Edwards of Zeta 
Phi Beta show the meaning of true 
friendship. Photo by Foluke Robles 

A Brother from Phi Beta Sigma 
desplays the hand signals of his 
fraternity. Photo by Foluke Robles 

Jose Corporan of Iota Phi Theta is all 
smiles as he attends the Malcolm X 
Picnic. Photo by Foluke Pobles 

Bryan Jackson of Alpha Phi 
Alpha enjoys a candid moment with 
friend. Photo by Foluke Robles 



Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. was founded in 1906 on the 
campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. This was the first Black Greek 
lettered organization to become established in America. Today the organi- 
zation has an active membership of over 75,000 men and over 650 chapters 
in 45 U.S. states, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Asia. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has operated a number of developmental 
programs which have made significant contributions to the society. The 
organization provides leadership training in a forum for men of all ages to 
hone the skills necessry for leadership in the larger society. There is also the 
Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation Inc. which was established to 
encourage scholastic achievement by presenting scholarships to worthy 
fraternity brothers on the basis of merit and need. In 1976, Alpha Phi Alpha 
established of the Million Dollar Fund Drive, a charity that benefits the 
United Negro College Fund, the National Urban League, and the NAACP. 
Alpha Phi Alpha also sponsores Project Alpha, a program that helps young 
men learn about their role in preventing unwanted pregnancies. 

Alpha Phi Alpha achievers include civil rights leader Dr. Martin 
Luther King, Jr., Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, New York City Mayor 
David Dinkins, Olympic star Jesse Owens, actor and activist Paul Robeson, 
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thrugood Marshall, and philosopher W.E.B. 

A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 
performs at the Umoja Greek Step Show. Photo 
by Foluke Robles 


Apha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was established in 1908 on the 
campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Over the past eighty- 
three years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has grown in include an interna- 
tional membership of over 100,000 women. There are approximately 750 
undergraduate and graduate chapter in the United States and abroad. 

Today the organizaiton has aims and ongoing national programs 
bases upon scholarship, civic responsiblity, and service. Dedicated to 
Kappa Alpha's creative strategy for the 90's includes programs int he areas 
of education, health, economics, the Black family, the arts and world 

In the area of education, Alpha Kappa Alpha has established the IVY 
AKAdemy,a comprehensive learning center for educational training and 
health issues concerning AIDS, substance abuse, violence control, and 
environmental responsibility. There is a week-long promotion of Black 
business, A Teen Parent support group, and additional programs focusing 
on the arts and global issues. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha achievers include actress Phylicia Rashad, Mayor 
Sharon Pratt Kelly of Washingotn D.C, poet Maya Angelou, and civil rights 
activists Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. 

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 
Inc. Front (L-R): Lysondra Easley, Joy 
Anderson; Back (L-R): Malaika Higginson, 
Sherry Lewis. Photo by Karen McKendry 




Van Johnson III of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. 
Photo by Foluke 

Kappa Alpha Psi was founded at Indiana University in 1911 to 
encourage Black achievement on college campuses by bringing African 
American men of culture, patriotism and honor together for mutual 
support. The fraternity now has over 650 chapters and over 80,000 

Today the organization maintains the active chapter housing pro- 
gram, the scholarships and grants program, a revolving loan fund and a job 
placement service. For the past several years, each chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Psi, both alumni and undergraduate, have contributed generously to 
Africare and the plight of the homeless in America. This past spring, Kappa 
Alpha Psi initiated a national petition in which each chapter was asked to 
collect 500 signatures to be sent to the Secretary of Housing in Washington, 
D.C. Letters reflecting this drive were sent to the president, the cabinet, 
both houses of Congress and to the nation's governers. In addition, each 
chapter provided tangible goods to the Homeless Association in the city 
where the chapter is located. 

Kappa Alpha Psi achievers included Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, 
entreneur Reginald Lewis, U.S. congressman John Conyers, composer 
Billy Taylor and Grambling State University president, Dr. Joseph B. 


The Brothers of Iota Phi Theta. ( L-R ): Raynaldo 
Nazario, Joe Corporan, Charles Venator, Rafael 
Garcia, Carlos Figueroa, Manuel Alves; Seated: 
James Roberts II. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. was founded in 1963 at Morgan 
State University as a result of the Civil Rights Movement. While Iota Phi 
Theta started as a Black Greek lettered organization, over the last quarter 
of a century it has become a truly multicultural institution. In 1982, the 
local Beta J3eta chapter was chartered, establishing Iota Phi Theta as the 
first Black Greek lettered organization at UMass. Since then, the 
organization has continuously strived to serve the various communities of 
oppressed students in different ways. 

This past year the fraternity initiated two "lines," bringing a 
strong diversity of new members. Iota Phi Theta also held the traditional 
Putting on the Hits lip-sync, and the eighth annual Umoja Greek Step 
Show. Moreover, working in conjunction with the division of Academic 
support services, the Black Mass Communications Project and Ahora, Iota 
Phi Theta sponsored the first annual Latin Amercian semi-formal. Fur- 
thermore, aside from actively supporting various activities on and off 
campus, they sponsored a Red Cross blood drive at the end of the spring 

Finally, the brotherhood of Iota Phi Theta is committed to fighting 
issues of oppression in various ways that transcend traditional Euro- 
American means. As this semester's Umoja Step-show theme indicated, 
"None of us are free until all of us are free!" 



Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. was established on the campus of 
Howard University on November 17, 1911. The organization was the first 
Black fraternity to become established at a predominately black university. 
Today the membership has grown to over 130.000 in over 650 chapters. 

The four founding fathers of the organization, Bishop Edgar A. Love, 
Dr. Oscar J. Cooper, Dr. Frank Coleman, and then faculty advisor Professor 
Earnest E. Just all felt the need to for a more unified and structured 
organization that would express the ideals of true brotherhood and utmost 
friendship. Thus the phrase, "Friendship is essential to the soul" became 
the fraternity's official motto. 

The four cardinal principles of the organization are Manhood, Schol- 
arship, Perserverance, and Uplift. 

The local Gamma Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 
was established at UMass in the spring of 1985 by 13 charter members. 
There is also an area graduate chapter, Delta Chi. Nationally, the men of 
Omega Psi Phi have undertaken a number of projects that include lending 
financial assistance to the NAACP, providing scholarships to the United 
Negro College Fund, providing housing for senior citizens, and conducting 
voter registration drives across the country. 

Omega Psi Phi achievers include Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, 
entertainer Bill Cosby, Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder, Publisher Earl 
Graves and political leader Jesse Jackson. 

Mario Perry of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 
Photo by Foluke Robles 


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. was established on the campus of 
Howard University on January 13, 19 13 as an organization dedicated to the 
uplift of the Black community. Seventy-nine years later, Delta Sigma Theta 
is the largest Black Greek letter organization with almost 200,000 mem- 
bers and over 800 chapters in the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and 
The Carribean. 

Based on the principles of sisterhood, scholarship, and service, Delta 
Sigma Theta is a public service organization committed to community 
outreach. Public service projects are defined according to the Five Point 
Thrust Program: Economic Development, International Awareness and 
Involvement, Mental and Physical Health, and Political Awareness and 

Delta Sigma Theta's national public service includes Life Develop- 
ment Centers around the country. Black College Convocations, School 
America and Tech America sponsored with Barbara Bush. 

Locally, the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta, Pi Iota chapter have spon- 
sored Delta Week, a series of events to serve the community, voter 
registration, a benefit variety show ad poetry readings. Delta Sigma Theta 
achievers include Nikki Giovanni, Mary McLeod Bethune, Debbie Allen, 
Leotyne Price, Judith Jamison, Barbara Jordon, Shirly Chisolm, and Dr. 
Betty Shabazz. 

Erika Ewing proudly bears the greek letters 
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Photo by Foluke 



The Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity 
Inc. ( L-R ): Douglas Greer, Corey Rinehart, James 
Waire. Photo by Karne McKendry 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was established in 1914 on the 
campus of Howard University. Today, the organization has a membership 
of 85,000 men in 780 chapters in the U.S. and abroad. All Phi Beta Sigma 
members share a three-fold program to promote brotherhood, community 
service, and scholarship excellence. Specific program support is given to 
education, black business development and social welfare projects. 

The local Lambda Nu chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was 
established on the campus of UMass in 1985. This past year the chapter has 
sponsored a wide array of programs to further educate the campus commu- 
nity. Highlighting the events was Crescent Education Week, a five-day 
series of events sponsored by the crescent club of Lambda Nu Chapter. The 
"Do the Right Thing" and "Howard's MisEducation of Higher Education," 
"Boyz in the Hood" and "The Malcolm X Documentary" were discussed. 
There was also a resume workshop held and a forum on Black Campus 
organizations was conducted among concerned students. Phi Beta Sigma 
Fraternity also conducted a black professional forum designed to outline 
strategies for successful careers in todays business world. 

Phi Beta Sigma achievers include scientist George Washington Carver, 
Black Panther Party founder, Huey Hewton, U.S. Congressman John 
Lewis, former Ghana President Kwame Nkrumah, and author James 
Weldon Johnson. 


The Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. 
(L-R): Janice Foster-Grant, Pamela Thomas, 
Rose Marie Edwards. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. was established on the campus of 
Howard University on January 16, 1920 with the help and encouragement 
of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Since then the sorority has spread to 
college campuses all across the U.S. as well as to other countries. 

This past year the local chapter of Theta Alpha has been very 
productive. The chapter worked in conjunction with the African meeting 
House Council in Boston to bring the women featured in the book I Dream 
A World to the "I Dream A World Gals." Zeta Phi Beta Sorority also worked 
with the African Meeting House Council to present the premiere showing 
of "Eyes on the Prize II." 

Education has always been of major concern to Zeta Phi Beta. To 
assist high school students in obtaining scholarships to attend college, the 
sorority has sponsored an Oratory Competition within Boston High Schools. 
Zeta Phi Beta has also worked with Roxbury youth and adults as tutors and 

In Amherst, Zeta Phi Beta has participated in the Annual ABC walk 
and volunteered at the Amherst Survival Center, Amherst Nursing Home, 
and various soup kitchens. Social activities have included parties, step 
shows, fashion shows and banquets. Zeta Phi Beta achievers include 
author Zora Neal Hurston, jazz legend Sarah Vaughn, actress Esther Rolle, 
Singer Dionne Warwick, and international opera singer Grace Bumbry. 



Second place and best costume 
winners Zeta Phi Beta hit the stage for 
their number. Photo by Foluke Robles 

Winning third place and best 
costume, the Brothers of'Iota Phi Theta 
execute a colorful performance at the 
step show. Photo by Foluke Rob/en 



Basking in the spotlight. First Place 
Fraternity winners Phi Beta Sigma fra- 
ternity demonstrate their routine on stage. 
Photo by Foluke Robles 

On Saturday, May 2, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. spon- 
sored the Eighth Annual Umoja Greek Show. Held at the Fine 
Arts Center at UMass, the event featured a colorful and exciting 
display of talent that featured an African Dance group and step 
teams from five different Black Greek organizations. The word 
"Umoja" for which the event was named, is Swahili for "unity" and 
describes the combined effort of the Black Greeks in coordinating 
the event. 

This year's show featured performances by Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Iota Phi Theta 
Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and Zeta Phi beta Soror- 
ity. Each group competed for first, second, and third place posi- 
tions for best performance and a category for best costume. The 
performances by the greeks was preceded by the Bamidele Dances 
and Dummers, who presented a vivid display of African dance and 

The performances by the greeks are called "stepping" and 
are actually synchronized dances which are accompanied vocally 
by the performers. 

James Roberts of Iota Phi Theta says the dances "symbolize 
and demonstrate the unity of people working together" and added 
that "the step show shows a positive outlook on Black people 
working together for the community." 

The step show is a long tradition among Black Greeks, 
stemming from the dance rituals of African prayer ceremonies. 
This year's step show was dedicated to the struggles of Black 
people in South Africa bearing the theme, "Now in its eighth year, 
the Umoja Greek Step Show is the annual highlight of Black 
Greek activities in the Five-College area. 

— by Martin F. Jones 

Second Place Fraternity winners 
Alpha Phi Alpha step it up at the step 
show. Photo by Foluke Robles 

First Place Sorority winners Alpha 
Kappa Alpha give a first class 
performance. Photo by Foluke Robles 


iddle Wi 

Science Fiction, 


The Science Fiction Conventioneers of UMass 




where no 


has gone 


As you enter the Fabulous Catacombs of 
Rivalen Sath, the unlit sconces on the stone 
walls suddenly flame up, and you notice 
that cobwebs cross the floor in front of you. 
Descending the steps to the lower chambers, 
you approach a seemingly dead end, a wall 
of stone. Two among you, the gnome and 
the hobbit, inspect the stone and after sev- 
eral moments, the wall drops into the floor 
in an eerie silence. The gilded tombs of 
centuries of centuries of kings stand before 
you. As the elf re-lights a dying torch, 
however, you realize that this sacred ground 
has been desecrated — the sepulchre has 
been looted. Then, from the shadows of the 
corners emerges a group of creatures in 
large, bulky silver armor and transparent 
helmets. The alien invaders lift what you 
know are weapons. The battle begins. 

At this year's Not Just Another Con, 
Number 7, a.k.a. NJAC 7, role-playing 
games went on the whole weekend long. 
Committee treasurer, Margaret-Mary 
Petit, described NJAC as,"Lots of interest- 
ing and intelligent people doing lots of 
interesting and intelligent things. It was a 
three-day party. Margaret-Mary also 
served as guest liaison, and this year the 
guest list alone comprised an impressive 
roster of fiction and comic writers, game 
designers, artists, a professional swords- 
man/stuntman, computer programmers, 

and an official folk music singer/composer. 
"This year was the most successful yet," 
Margaret-Mary declared. "We sold out the 
art show, the dealers' room, and the hotel 
reservations. We were over three times 
more successful than any other year." 

One of the reasons was the guest of 
honor, author of a number of fantasy books, 
among them the Tekla sextet of fantasy 
novels, Steven Brust. Another well-known 
guest, T. J. Glenn, has performed acting 
and stunts in many TV shows, including 
"Spencer for Hire," "Guiding Light," "The 
Equalizer," and "Another World." 

Panels are primary events at every con, 
and NJAC certainly had its share. This 
year's con title was "Alien Invasions," and 
talk about aliens went on the whole week- 

Included in this year's panels were: 

• "Alien Invaders," which reversed tra- 
ditional roles and considered earthlings as 
the outsiders; 

• "Monsters with Indigestion," focusing 
on the good old creatures of film and televi- 

• Teenage Mutant Ninja Tribbles" — a 
"cute" aliens session which included in- 
tense discussion on exploding Ewoks, cud- 
dly dragons that rip off heads, and nothing 
whatsoever about unicorns; and 

• "The Birds, the Bees, and Little Green 



Remember your 
first roommate? 



One of the first people we meet at college are our college 
roommates. What are your feelings? What are your 
fears? And most important, who are these roommates? 
What are they like? Roomates are one of the most exciting 
thing about college. Sometimes the worst, but always guaran- 
tee an adventure. 

We have roommates from all over the country. They can be 
your best friend from high school or a foreign student from 
Japan. You don't have to know the person in order to have fun. 

For example, Rebecca Hunter, a freshman math major, is 
from Northampton. The woman who was her roommate, 
Chikako Carlson, a freshman SOM major, is from Japan. They 
knew nothing about each other. They have different cultures 
and can speak different languages. That didn't matter; they 
became very close friends. It's like they were destined to be 
roommates. "We hit it off from the very beginning. Even 
though we have a different culture, it was always good to talk 
about it. We learned from each other," Chikako commented. 

Freshman roommates are new at the game of sharing a room 
with another person, usually a stranger. Everyone is in the 
same boat. New school, new people, and a new environment. 
They all have the same fears and expectations. They learn to 
cope with their experiences together. 

Freshman history major Jasmine Chang said, "It was fun 
sharing a room with someone. I never shared a room with 
anyone before. It's like sharing all your life experiences with 
another person." 

Andy Mon, a freshman engineering major, said, "It's funny 
the things you learn about your roommate; they have nothing 
to hide." 

College roommates are certainly a trip. It's up to you to make 
the best of it. Learning to live with someone may not be as bad 
as you think. — by Anne Wong 


rik Benton, art education, major says "My roommate 
and I got put together by accident. I didn't select 
anyone to be my roommate, he didn't select anyone to 
be his. We ended up in Sylvan. From there, we went 
to Baker, then Greenough. After three, and a half years, we 
moved off campus — to different houses, but we're still friends. 
I think if it wasn't for our common interests, we wouldn't have 
gotten along, but if it weren't for our differences, we wouldn't 
have found each other as interesting." 

Freshmen Jill Therrien (pre- 
nursing) and Sarah Hastings 
(communications) take a break 
from studyingwith a deck of cards. 
Photo by Erik Stone 

I had it all figured out. 
This was it . . . my senior year of college. 
Now was my chance to live it up and enjoy 
freedom (and senioritis) while I could. It 
would be perfect: for the first time I would 
have Phineas (my car) with me, I got a parking 
space relatively close to my dorm (note the 
"relatively"), and I'd be 21. The best part was 
that I'd have a double-single! My previous 
roommate had graduated, and with my 19 
seniority points, I was virtually guaranteed 
my own room! 

So I started packing, making sure to take 
advantage of the extra space I'd have (I even 
remembered to bring extra blankets and stuff 
like that). On my way to school, I dreamily 
thought of ways to arrange the furniture in my 
room. All of that space I'd have to work with! 
Then I thought of greetings I could put on my 
voice mail . . . finally no roommate's name to 
mention. I know, this all sounds dreadfully 
selfish, but after living on campus for three 
years, I believed that I deserve this. I was 
loving it! 
Too much, I think. 

I got to school and was welcomed by the 
cluster office: "Hi. Welcome back. Your 
roommate has already moved in." My what?] 

That great mood I was describing before was 
gone. Bureaucracy and red tape explained 
that there had been a little mix-up, and if I 
wanted to try for a double-single, I'd have to 
move across the hall. Sure, I'd love to move 
across the hall, face the garbage dumpster, 
and still not be guaranteed that it would stay 
a single. No, thank you. I'll stay right where 
I am. Who knows? Maybe we'll get along great 
and I'll be glad I stayed . . . maybe. 

Not maybe, definitely. I'm going to graduate 
soon and my roommate will be going home to 
Japan. I'll miss her ... a lot. Suddenly I won't 
have her to come home and talk to, and I 
certainly won't be able to call her. She was a 
great roomie, especially since we had no friends 
in common. Geez, she even tried to learn about 
hockey so when I watched the evening sports, 
she'd understand my reactions. What more 
could I have asked for? A lonely double-single? 

— by Karen Fallowes 



\**fc •* 

Other than paying 
phone bills, the first 
thing I learned how to 
do when I came to college was 
laundry. Since then (it's been 
a good three and a half years 
now), I've perfected the art of 
doing laundry like no one else 
has. I used to throw every- 
thing I owned into one washer 
on cold water and then trans- 
fer all of it to the dryer on high. 
Well, I learned my lesson 
fairly quickly. I'm a little more 
careful now (emphasis on the 
"little"). As long as my clothes 
are clean, I'm satisfied. I would 
venture to guess that most 
college students think this 
way, although there are some 
exceptions. Just my luck that 
I happen to know one of them. 
Somewhere around my 
monthly "in-desperate-need- 

of-clean-clothes, time-to-do- 
laundry" time, I got a phone 
call from a friend asking if I 
wanted to go do laundry with 
him. Did I want to do laun- 
dry? No, but I had to, and I 
was sure it would be more fun 
with company. What the heck. 
We'd toss our stuff into wash- 
ers, and in half an hour, throw 
it into a dryer and hang out for 
a while. I could deal with that. 
What I couldn't deal with 
was the fact that this guy un- 
intentionally made me look 
like a fool washing my own 
clothes. I should have let him 
wash mine. I started up my 
washer and went over to him. 
He was facing two machines, 
one on cold and one on warm; 
he filled each with some wa- 
ter, put in some clothes, let 
them fill some more, put in the 

rest of the clothes, let them fill 
some more, added the soap 
under the clothes, let them fill 
some more, added liquid 
bleach to one (this time on 
top), and finally the ritual was 

Wow. We had some time to 
relax, but that was after I stood 
there in awe for a few min- 
utes. I had never seen anyone 
do laundry so impeccably be- 
fore. What lessons did I learn 
from this escapade? 

One, if anyone ever tells you 
that men can't do (or don't 
know how to do ) laundry, don't 
necessarily believe them — it 
depends on the man; and two, 
I should have found a way to 
meet him when I was a 
freshperson so I could have 
washed my clothes the "right" 
way all these years! 

— by Karen Fallowes 



Nirvana Filoramo, environmental science 
major, wonders if her sweatpants were the 
same color when they went in. Photo by Erik 



For many of us, the first time we 
drove up to the University of 
Massachusetts campus was for 
the New Students Program. Cringing at 
the enormous buildings, we arrived car- 
rying only our sleeping bags, a change of 
clothing, and stomachs filled with but- 
Seems like ages ago, doesn't it? 
Now as UMass graduates, we look back 
and find it hard to imagine ever having 
felt lost or intimidated by the towering 
residence halls, the looming library, or 
the large numbers of people. 

As for myself, having had the opportu- 
nity to be a New Students Program coun- 
selor, I had the chance to relive those 
good old days. I watched as thousands of 
eager and scared 17-year-olds, having 
left their protective hometowns for the 
first time, approached UMass. 

Some were shy, some homesick, and 
some relieved to finally be rid of their 
parents. Yet these students became more 
to me than just the "new people" who 
needed guidance. Watching these new- 
comers enter an environment totally for- 
eign to them reminded me of myself 
when I first arrived at UMass four years 

But they also reminded me of myself 

As college graduates, we have come full 
circle. We have paid our dues, suffered 
through hard work and sleepless nights, 
and have finally left the protective nest of 
Amherst. Surprisingly enough, we are 
only halfway through our education and 
must continue on. The journey ahead is 
uncertain, but one thing is for sure; we 
must once again become freshmen. 

— by Felice Cohen 






Question 1) What is your 

(+) Most favorite meal at the D.C.? 
(-) Least favorite meal at the D.C.? 

Question 2) How much, on average, do you drink on 

Question 3) What would you change on campus? 

Question 4) What's the most important issue facing 

Aaron Murray, undeclared 

1 ) ( + ) Turkey divan 

(-) The meatloaf is pretty gross 

2) Not heavy heavy 

3) Better budget 

4 ) Other than world peace, probably the 
spread of AIDS 

Julia Chu, landscape architecture 

1) ( + ) Burgers and some Chinese food 

(-) Pizza 

2) None 

3) Ask them to change tuition 

4) Presidential election 

Workers at the New 
Students Program help 
orientate freshmen, answer 
questions, and give the 
infamous campus tours. 
Photo by Anthony Martin 





Things From Alpha Centauri," the inevi- 
table discussion of alien sex. 

Meanwhile, other events that "drew" 
fans included art panels on the creation of 
role-playing game artwork, and artist slide 
shows. Role-playing games writers and 
Bditors of Digest Group Publications and 
Steve Jackson Games' Generic Universal 
Role Playing System went into the me- 
:hanics of gaming, new and forthcoming 
james, and the science of role-playing. 
Readings by Samuel "Chip" Delany, a Hugo 
and Nebula award-winning science fiction 
writer and comlit professor at UMass, and 
Jane Yolen, author of over 100 fantasy 
aovels, also filled rooms with eager listen- 

"Back" by popular demand was a semi- 
nar on "Backrubs: How to Manhandle 
Four Friends and Have Them Like It," 
which was again a success. The Pioneer 
Valley Combat Club's demonstration of 
joffer/light weapons fighting was a big 
'hit" as well. 

Of special mention is NJAC's Gopher 
Patrol, a legendary group of devoted sci- 
ence fiction fans who volunteer their ser- 
vices yearly to make sure that the con runs 
smoothly. These volunteers come from all 
Dver the U.S. to participate in the conven- 
tion. One gopher, Jodi Dohman, explained 
'I never attended UMass and I'm currently 
living in Washington state. I was a mem- 
oer of Bellatrix, Mount Holyoke's science 
fiction society, and got dragged to NJAC 
Four years ago, when I was a sophomore, by 
my roommate. Ever since that, I've been a 
ievoted fan. Last year, I graduated from 
Solyoke and moved to Washington. Now 
'm a vampire," she joked, "which means I 
work as a blood technician. NJAC is how I 
Seep in touch with friends, flying in and 
spending a week up here." 

Not Just Another Con, which took place 
in the Campus Center from October 19 to 
;he 21, once again proved that science 
fiction and fantasy are alive and well at 
UMass. Sponsored by the Science Fiction 
Conventioneers of UMass (a.k.a. SCUM) 
every year, NJACs are always weekends of 
storytelling, movies, role-playing, gaming, 
discussions, Japanese animation, inter- 
views with famous guest stars, costume 
balls and contests, a hucksters room loaded 
with merchandise from "Star Trek" props 
to medieval garb and armor, an art show 
room, an auction, and much more. 

— by Greg Zenon 



in a 

Class of 1878 sends its regards 

upposedly, history re- 
peats itself, even after 113 

According to Daniel 
Melley, interim vice chan- 
cellor for University of Re- 
lations and Development, 
this was so for the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts' 
classes of 1878 and 1991. 
During the burial ceremony 
for the class of 1991's time 
capsule, Melley spoke about 
the severe recession the 
country faced in 1878, caus- 
ing the state legislature to 
cut off funding to the col- 
lege. Enrollment dropped 
sharply, which led the head 
of the college to eliminate 
tuition in order to keep the 
Agricultural College in ex- 
istence. The University of 
Massachusetts faces the 
same problem in 1991, ex- 
cept that tuition remains. 

The 1991 time capsule 
ceremony was also a reen- 
actment of the past. On 
June 19, 1877, the junior 
class of Massachusetts Ag- 
ricultural College buried a 
time capsule. In a shoebox- 
sized copper box, they en- 

• a poem, delivered at the 
planting of the Class Tree of 

• the signatures of the 
junior class of '78; 

•a copy of the "Pro- 
gramme of Exercises at the 
Planting of the Class Tree;" 

• a business card of J. L. 
Lovell, father of Charles 
Lovell, class of '78; 

• the twelfth annual re- 
port of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College; 

• and the Index of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, Volume VIII, No. 
1, published by the juinior 
class of '78. 

Over the site, they 

tree, and necessitated its 
removal. Archives Assis- 
tant Michael Milewski, 
while researching the tree's 
history, discovered the ex- 
istence of the time capsule. 
He planned a dig that took 
place the next spring. On 
May 14, 1991, after five 
hours of digging, the 1878 
time capsule was pulled 
from the ground. "It was 
eerie in a way, because the 
time capsule was buried in 
June of 1877, and I gradu- 

planted their class tree, a 
White Pine. 

Years passed, and soon 
no one remembered the his- 
tory behind — and under- 
neath — the magnificent 
White Pine tree behind the 
Old Chapel. 

In the fall of 1990, a se- 
vere storm damaged this 

ated 100 years later, in 
1977," said Michael 

The class of 199 1 decided 
to commemmorate the find- 
ing of the time capsule by 
burying a new capsule to be 
opened by the class of 21 13, 
the year the University will 
celebrate its 250th anniver- 

sary. Jodi Green, assistant 
director of Alumni Rela- 
tions, gathered a small com- 
mittee of students from the 
class of 1991 to plan for the 
1991 time capsule. They 
comprised a list of items to 
show what UMass was like 
in 1991, to give a sense of 
ideas and goals at the time. 
Among the items to be 
vacuum-sealed into the time 
capsule were: 

• a UMass ID card; 

• a pennant; 

• a class schedule; 

• an admissions video; 

• a copy of the Class of 
1878's poem, "Ode to the 
White Pine;" 

• a Time magazine ar- 
ticle about the problems and 
changes in Russia; 

• an autographed foot- 
ball program; 

• and a postcard featur- 
ing George Bush. 

Unlike the 1878 time cap- 
sule, the location of the new 
capsule is documented. A 
pine tree was planted on 
the old site, and a stone 
marks it as the class tree. 

"To be a part of this his- 
toric event was, for me, an 
extremely moving experi- 
ence," Milewski com- 

— by Kim Brooks 


Members from the time 
capsule project unearth the 
copper box from 1878. 

A view of UMass at the turn 
of the century. 

The time capsule is buried in 
the same spot at the 1878 capsule. 

Opposite: The time capsule 
from 1878. 

The Class of 1878 poses for a 
senior class portrait. These were 
the men responsible for burying 
the time capsule. 

Members from the 1991 Time 
Capsule Project bury the new 





Tackle the international: Go abroad 





man yians non?or 

Josh Krancer — Israel 

During his stay in Israel last win- 
ter, Josh Krancer became more famil- 
iar with a gas mask than he ever 
dreamed. Living in a sealed room with 
another student during the Persian 
Gulf War was not the best situation. 

As Josh recollects, "when the siren 
warning for SCUD missile attacks be- 
gan, the other students would come 
into our room because it was the only 
sealed room in the apartment." 

For many Israelis, reaching for gas 
masks is almost as automatic as 
breathing. Josh tells about one family 
who went out to dinner the night of a 
SCUD missile attack and did not hear 
the sirens, and therefore did not know 
of the attack until the next day while 
watching a video of "The Cosby Show" 
they had taped the night before. 

As they viewed the warning of the 
attack, the family donned their gas 
masks and sat in their sealed room 
until the "attack" was over. 

The Scenario: Thursday afternoon, and 
your friend walks up to you on campus, and 
says, "Hey, [insert your name here], what 
are you doing this weekend?" Would you 
most likely have responded: 

a) "I'm going to hang out by the Sphinx 
and the Great Pyramids," 

b) "I'm going to the jungles on the Pacific 
side of the country," 

c ) "I'm going to Paris for the weekend," or 

d) "I'm going to the mall."? 

Well, about one thousand students had 
the opportunity to respond a, b, or c ( as well 
as d) last year, as they participated in an 
international exchange program. Since 
1969, the University International Pro- 
grams Office (IPO) has been sending stu- 
dents all over the world. 

The University has programs in over 60 
universities on six continents (Antarctica 
refuses to participate - something about a 
worldwide lack of penguin studies). Pro- 
grams exist in such well-known places as 
London, Paris, and even Leningrad, as 
well as locations like Ecuador, Egypt, 
Greece, and Kenya. Some students also 
choose to go on exchanges to Poland, Hun- 
gary, and Yugoslavia. IPO offers pro- 
grams in the far east in China, Japan, and 
Taiwan as well. Finally, there are also 
programs in the far-off, distant land of 
Canada. These programs offer students 
the option to go for a summer, a semester, 
or a full academic year. Where students go 
determine how long they'll be there, as 
some schools only have programs for cer- 
tain lengths of time. 

But what's the point of going away? 
Most exchange students are juniors who 
are finally comfortable with their lives, 
both academically and socially. Why dis- 
rupt it? Students give many different rea- 
sons for going. Some crave a change of 
environment. Some wish to learn a new 
language. Some desire to experience dif- 
ferent cultures. Some ( or at least one ) were 
making a pilgrimage to Liverpool. Frank 

DiGiammarino, who went on exchange to 
Denmark, said, "I went for the challenge 
and a change of environment. [Denmark 
International] offered me strong academ- 
ics in a country that spoke English as a 
second language." Whatever the reason, 
studying abroad makes a big difference in 
a person's life. 

When asked what they remember most 
about their time abroad, students re- 
sponded with answers such as "the new 
friends," "how responsible and secure it 
made me," "the incredible sense of 
ad venture... the thrill of speaking a foreign 
language, traveling, and constantly doing 
new things," "making a lot of good friends," 
" being able to go to a bar and ask for a beer 
and not getting laughed at," "the great 
friends I made," and "fun, irresponsible, 
and debauched behavior." (Okay, so there 
are some similarities to UMass.) 

Many found that the academic atmo- 
sphere is much more relaxed by American 
standards, but at the same time, it is just as 
intense. It seems that professors want 
students to learn and do their best, but 
they leave it up to the students. In En- 
gland, for example, the word "deadline" 
really has no meaning. Although profes- 
sors want papers by a certain date, upon 
request, they will almost instantly give an 
extension if it means the student will write 
a better paper. 

Granted, there are some things students 
had to leave behind, such as families, 
friends, "laundry machines, salad bars," "a 
decent hamburger," "Smartfood 
Popcorn... and, yes, living in Amherst with 
all its. ..PC, rally-every-day-at-the-SU 
quirks." However, almost anywhere you 
go, America is there. American culture is 
very present in many foreign countries. 
Hollywood movies are everywhere. In Ger- 
many, they were showing The Fiend In My 
Bed ( Sleeping With The Enemy ). In 
England, a very small percentage of the 
population has ever seen The Simpsons. 
but everyone wears Bart Simpson tee- 
shirts . According to exchange student Josh 
Rice, "That's just an example of how Ameri- 
can culture has permeated, I mean perme- 
ated the entire society." But it doesn't stop 
there. Craig Zelizer, who went to Hungary 
for a year said, "Most Hungarians... were 
crazy about anything American - jeans, 
flags, music, McDonald's..." In fact, Levi's 
were known to sell for at least the equiva- 
lent of sixty dollars. It seems that almost 
everywhere - England, Hungary, Egypt, 
Israel, Portugal, Ecuador, Denmark, and 
more - elements of American culture exist. 

However, American culture is hardly 
the only standard for the world. In fact, 
leaving the country actually gives people a 


chance to see other cultures 
and to see their own from a 
different angle. Be it in 
class or traveling around, it 
is one of the best feelings to 
learn and communicate in a 
society so radically differ- 
ent from one's own. In gen- 
eral, students reported that 
most cultures were a tad 
friendlier than Americans. 
People were willing to talk 
to you. Most students also 
seemed to feel that life in 
America is much more up- 
beat and rushed than most 
other cultures. According 
to Alisa Meshenburg, who 
went to Ecuador, "Although 
where I was was a bustling 
city, [it was] 'bustling' in 
their minds, not really in 
ours. People are really 

For most people reading 
this, the chance to study 
abroad in your undergradu- 
ate college career is gone. 
However, don't let that stop 
you from getting away from 
what you know. If you're 
applying to graduate school, 
look into foreign schools. 
Get out and look in. Krancer 
says, "[Y]our time abroad 
is a period of self evalua- 
tion... You're taken to an 
environment where you 
know virtually no one. ..and 
no one knows you, as well. 
You could become whoever 
you want to become. It's a 
brand new start. It's a tre- 
mendous start. Everything 
is put to the test. Your be- 
liefs, your dreams, they're 
all put right to the test. In 
the end, you see what's 
valid, and take that, and 
leave everything else be- 
hind." Meshenberg seems 
to agree, saying, "I've grown 
incredibly from my experi- 
ence. I don't know what a 
Taetter person' is, but for lack 
of a better word, I feel like I 
have grown into such a well- 
rounded, better person for 

I challenge anybody to 
say differently. 

- by Stephen Moshkovitz 

Josh Krancer rides a camel 
during his study abroad 

A UMass student welcomes 
people to his adopted foreign 

Jill Hevman — Japan 

The day before I left Japan to re- 
turn to America, I felt the need to do 
something that would become an in- 
stant and final memory of Japan. So 
I set out (by myself) to climb Mt. Fuji. 
I took a bus to a train to a train to 
another train to another bus which 
took us (out Mt. Fuji go-ers) three 
fourths of the way up the mountain. 

To make a long story short, it took 
me eight and a half hours to climb in 
freezing, freezing weather to the top 
of the highest mountain in Japan. 
On the way up, I met two Japanese 
men who kept me company during 
my journey. After about four hours 
of climbing, the air became very thin 
and I found it difficult to breathe. My 
two traveling companions only spoke 
Japanese which wasn't a problem 
until two hours later when the air 
became so thin and the temperature 
became so cold that I had to sit down 
every two minutes. I tried to commu- 
nicate to my companions that I could 
not breathe, but I could not remem- 
ber the Japanese word for breathe. 

It was hard not to laugh at the fact 
that I could have died on the side of 
Mt. Fuji just because I couldn't re- 
member the word for breathe. My 
advice to anyone going abroad - learn 
how to say, "Help, I can't breathe!" 


T(^ilMJtlClL thoughts 
of marching bands con- 
jure up bold images of men 
and women brandishing a 
range of different instru- 
ments and making lots of 
impressive sounds. How- 
ever, there are two sec- 
tions in the University of 
Massachusetts Minuteman 
Marching Band which 
make no sound at all, but 
certainly add a large part 
of the flavor and appeal of 
the marching band image 
— they are the Twirling 
Line and the Color Guard. 
These two groups are 

the artists of the marching 
band; the field is their can- 
vas and the synchronized 
movements they work so 
diligently to perfect form 
the images which the fans 
go home talking about . . . 


*Jhey make no sound, but . . . 

Q What has 14 arms and 

plays zvithfire? 

A: T/te UMass Minuteman 

Marching <Band twirling 


Twirlers are experts in handling the baton; they 
spend 16-20 hours a week during the fall perfecting 
routines which require amazing feats of dexterity 
and coordination. They become proficient in maneu- 
vers which often require two batons and a mind 
fixed intently on keeping these batons aloft. 

This section of the Minuteman Marching Band is 
unique in that it has no actual coach. The Twirlers 
are choreographed mainly by captains Karen 
McKenzie and Jenn Rogers; recently, they incorpo- 
rated flaming fire batons into their "hot" perfor- 

Because these seven dedicated women spend so 
much time at their craft as a unit, they become a 
close-knit group, which only adds to their dynamic 
performance on the field. 

Junior education major Kirstin Hurst voiced the 
Twirlers' sentiments: "It's a lot of long hours, but 
performing in McGuirk is an incredible high! I wish 
everyone could experience it." 

It s more than just a sticf^ 
and a bedsheet . . . 

... is emblazoned on the back of the UMass 
Minuteman Marching Band Color Guard's tee-shirts. 
Indeed, this is more than just a catchy slogan — it 
may be the most succinct overview of what the Color 
Guard is and does. 

The 30-35 members of the Color Guard provide a 
colorful part of the visual performance element of 
the marching band's field productions. Flags, rifles, 
sabres, and almost anything else they see fit to toss 
around are fair game for use in their production. 

The term "color guard" is somewhat an anachro- 
nism. It has been a long time since this group was 
relegated to stoically "presenting the colors" — that 
is, bearing the American and various other flags — 
during a show. The Guard of the 90s weaves around 
and within the band's formations, adding emphasis 
and visual accompaniment to the music being played. 
In addition to its work with flags and other equip- 
ment, UMass' Color Guard concept includes a great 
deal of modern dance technique as part of its reper- 
toire, often adding a surprising and exciting "new 
look" to a halftime show. 

Says one member of this polished section of the 
band, "Color Guard members spend a lot of time 
working as a separate part of the marching band, 
and sometimes we feel as if we are members of two 
different groups, but when everything comes to- 
gether, we're definitely all one!" 

— by Kristin L. Hammerton 

Women from the UMass Color 
Guard perform during a football 

The Color Guard pose for a 
photo behind the UMass 
Marching Band. 

Opposite: Members of the 
UMass Twirling Line show their 
talents during a football game. 



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thtir way 


and arrows, a dash of nostalgia, a lobster and a mermaid, tears, 
laughter, and a toast to end it all were all a part of the University 
of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band's 199 1 season. Songs ranging from the hit 
movie "Robin Hood," to the Disney favorite, "The Little Mermaid," were played by the 
band at parades, exhibition shows, and, of course, at home and away games. 

For many, the band experience is more than just involvement with an RSO. The entire 
band spends a week before school sweltering in the hot sun to learn music and drill for 
the first show. Scott Brown, a junior history major, made the 15-hour journey all the way 
from Battle Creek, Michigan to march around in the hot sun at band camp. He said, 
"Even when it was at its most stressful, I loved what I was doing, and I wouldn't quit for 
anything. As a leader for other saxophone players in my rank, it was a teaching as well 
as a learning experience; I learned how to be a good leader and listener." 

Every evening from 4:40 to 6:00 p.m., the playing field is trampled by almost 300 feet, 
despite adverse weather conditions and muddy fields. And every Saturday before a 
performance, band members dragged themselves out of bed at seven o'clock or earlier to 
go over the halftime performance. 

The band began the season with their first show, opening with the theme song from 
Robin Hood, followed by "Brass Machine, "American in Paris," and a percussion feature, 
"Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey." Although freshman soloists are rare, "Brass 
Machine" featured a dynamic trumpet trio made up of freshman Brian Scanlon, junior 
Michael Coogan, and senior D. Brian Hilliard. "American in Paris" provided a leisurely 
respite from the excitement of the first two pieces, with senior Jason De Groff serenading 
the audience in a soothing trumpet solo. The percussion feature, "Bill Bailey," as well 
as showing off the technical prowess of the percussion section, included a stage band and 


vocal trio. The vocalists were Beth Ayn Curtis, Mikhaela 
Houston, and Anne Trotman - all band members -- sing- 
ing in three-part harmony. 

One of the most exciting shows of the season is Band 
Day. Every year, the Minuteman Band promotes high 
school band programs by inviting hundreds of high school 
and middle school musicians to participate in the halftime 
show. Buses arrived early, carrying youngsters to assist 
the UMass band in waking up Southwest residents as they 
warmed up and practiced scheduled show music with the 
members of the Minuteman Band. At halftime, approxi- 
mately 2000 musicians marched on to the football field 
here at UMass to the massive beat of an enormous percus- 
sion section. They performed two musical selections: 
"Salute to American's Finest" and "New York, New York." 
Senior Andrea Healy commented, "Thousands of high 
school kids working with us to prepare a show is some- 
thing special to see. Their enthusiasm is incredible and it 
reminds me of what I like about band: a sense of commu- 
nity and working together to put on a good show. When we 
perform for them, it makes me feel proud to see them 
cheering and smiling and enjoying themselves and to 
know that I was a part of what they saw." 

The UMMB traveled to Framingham State College for 
the high school marching band state finals (MICA). This 
exhibition is a high point in the season, because it gives the 
band a chance to perform for people who will appreciate 
how good the Minuteman Marching Band is at what it 
does. Most high school marching bands could not imagine 
having the size or the enthusiasm of the UMass band; 
therefore, watching them play is a source of inspiration. 
Sophomore Risa Sugarman said, "I didn't realize how 
much of an impact we had on people until I saw everyone's 
faces light up when we arrived. Just walking around in my 
band pants and practice shirt made me feel proud. It still 
didn't hit me until we performed and the cheering from the 
stands made it hard to hear the drum major." 

The second show, "The Little Mermaid" turned out to be 
quite a success, despite some initial misgivings at the 
beginning of the season that it did not fit in with the band's 
image. Directors George Parks and Tom Hannam decided 
to make their theme show even flashier than any other 
year by adding more singers, more soloists, a walking red 
lobster, and a beautiful "little" mermaid whose voice 
captivated her audience. 

Another highlight of the season was the UMMB's an- 
nual trek to Foxboro Stadium, where they played for the 
New England Patriots for the Minnesota Vikings game. 
The band arrived early at the stadium in order to get some 
practice time on the astroturf - a situation many of the 
male members found quite agreeable when they discov- 
ered the Patriots cheerleaders there warming up nearby. 

The experience of performing for a professional football 
crowd can be quite different from playing for the home 
fans. Often it seems as though the fans could care less if 
there was entertainment on the field. They just want to 
get back to the game. Often, they will harass members of 
the band and color guard. The band is warned beforehand 
to ignore it, and to be sure to watch their plumes. Some fan 
might grab it for a souvenir! 

The last show is a mixture of tears and laughter for 
everyone, for this is when the seniors say goodbye to the 
band by presenting a "senior" show after the postgame 
show. Garbed in costumes that include matching tee- 

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shirts, the seniors put on a show consisting 
of snatches of songs and drills from the past 
four years. After their show, according to 
tradition, each senior is presented with a 
bottle of cold duck champagne as a gift 
from the underclassmen. This leads to a 
poignant moment, as the seniors sing "My 
Way" for the last time with the rest of the 
band, as they do after every postgame show. 
Overall, it was a season of which the 
seniors and their fellow band members 
could be proud. As junior Bill Hendrington 
put it, "the spirit and hard work that the 
band puts into each performance is amaz- 
ing. I've never seen an organization that 
can pull together and enthuse hundreds of 
people weekly. The dedication of these 
students is incredible, and is seen in each 
show. The response from other students 
on campus is incredible. People will stop 
you and start talking to you as if you've 
been friends forever... you receive such a 
wonderful feeling 
knowing people re- 
ally appreciate the 
UMMB . " And as always, they all 
did it their way. 

— by Kate Hutchinson 

Sebastian, a character from 
The Little Mermaid, joined the 
marching band for a special 
appearance this season. 

Opposite: The UMass 
Marching Band performed 
during the UMass football 
games, as well as other 



INDEX: When GEO started making itsdemands this past fall, everything seemed to revolve around the slogan 

"GEO is a union." Isn't this an argument that dates back to 1979, when the Massachusetts Labor Board ruled 

that GEO was not a union? 

ISAACS: In 1976, the appeal was made to the Massachusetts Labor Board by GEO for union 

recognition. They ruled in 1979 that, in the case of graduate student employees, no 

separate distinction can be made between their status as students and employees. It 

essentially put us in a state of limbo. We need the recognition that we fall into Chapter 1 50E 

of the Labor Board's finding of state employees. 

INDEX: What happened this time? Did you gain anything from the administration? 

ISAACS: What we gained, actually, was union security... Graduate employees think GEO 

is a good thing for them. GEO's parent union, UAW, currently provides funding that our 

own income from an agency could replace. Unfortunately, the University's lawyer, 

William Searson, hates unions . . . During the strike he hid behind laws. Although GEO, 

the administration, and all of the University suffered because of the strike, and would have 

continued to do so as long as the strike lasted, Searson's practice was in no manner, hurt. 

Despite UAWs statement that it would cover the costs of any legal actions taken against 

GEO because of an agency fee, Searson and the trustees would not grant us this. As a result, 

UMass is paying for eight TA's to work for GEO, who we would hire and supervise. 

INDEX: But this isn't what you want, exactly . . . 

ISAACS: No. Every graduate employee should pay for GEO services because every one 

of us benefits from GEO's efforts. For example, we had already won $2800 in fee waivers, 

which was agreed to by the administration, before anything else was settled. Instead, the 

administration, which is already suffering from insufficient funding, has now added costs 

to its budget that we could, and desire to, cover ourselves... We still have the option to go 

before the attorney general, with the difference now that the chancellor will not oppose us, 

as the chancellor did in 1979. 

INDEX: So why haven't you done so already? 

ISAACS: The Massachusetts Labor Board takes several years to move from the appeal to 

the decision. GEO leadership and membership will have to gauge the political climate 

closely, as well as the attitudes of the trustees before they decide to make the appeal. It is 

a political matter. In New York, the State Labor Board ruled in favor of GEO's status as 

unions. This is not unusual, and we hope that this precedent will be followed. 

E\D£X: And do you think you should be recognized as a union? 

ISAACS: Absolutely. We are state employees. Also, with such recognition we could adopt 

an agency fee without controversy that would benefit everyone. We hope that the trustees 

will not have to pay our fees, as they are doing now. The money is needed by the 

administration in other areas. Unfortunately for the entire University, Governor Weld is 

anti-state spending, anti-union, and anti-public education. 

INDEX: How do you feel about Chancellor O'Brien in all of this? 

ISAACS: Chancellor O'Brien and every other employee is an employee of the trustees. 

Ultimately he is not our employer. It's unclear as to how much power he possesses, and 

how much power the trustees have over him. They did appoint him. 

INDEX: So he could have been acting under orders, so to speak. How do you think he feels? 

ISAACS: He recognizes that the graduate students are badly paid, and the fact that this is 

bad for the University. Also, O'Brien has only recently become chancellor; in the future it 

looks like he will work with us. 

INDEX: Well, if O'Brien's not calling the shots, then the trustees are. Any comments on them? 

ISAACS: When the University was healthy, they made a terrible mistake not raising the 

graduate student employees' stipends. If it had treated them better years ago, there would 

not be this current major problem. 

INDEX: They sound pretty incompetent. Who runs the show? The chairman, Oakes? 

ISAACS: Chairman Gordon Oakes has, coincidentally, had two businesses fail. Over the 

last decade, the administration, which is controlled by the trustees, had not been strong 

enough advocates of higher education. They did not work hard enough, and did not have 

enough foresight in respect to properly funding higher education. 

INDEX: And, it can be surmised, the problems will continue until the University is properly funded. 

ISAACS: Yes, and the trustees must realize that. 


by Kevin Jourdain, student senator and executive editor 
of The Mimitemaii 

The Graduate Employee Organization shall be remem- 
bered with great fondness by its members, the United Auto 
Workers Union, and the administration for its great achieve- 
ments in 1991. It achieved increased stipends, which were 
already nationally competitive, nearly completely free, com- 
prehensive health coverage, and greater administrative rec- 
ognition. The administration gained peace of mind, little 
legal badgering, a no-strike clause, and plenty of added 
revenue. The United Auto Workers gained respect for its 
historically "sore thumb" Union 65, and additionally saved 
thousands of dollars in court expenses. All three of these 
forces met in joint matrimony at the great altar of tribute, 
which is more commonly called the University of Massachu- 

Of course, at most altars there must be something to 
sacrifice, at UMass it is the undergraduates. The great three 
all agreed on one thing before the negotiations started: that 
the undergraduates were only of nominal concern," with an 
attitude of, "We can just tell them this is for the betterment of 
campus life, and the hundreds in additional costs are well 
worth it." This tune has been sung many times at UMass, and 
the sleeping giant of undergraduates just complied. 

While the undergraduates recognized that the graduate 
student employees had troubles, hardly could they afford to 
bail them out. The actual strike was just a circus display for 
the inevitable, because all the parties had so much in agree- 
ment. GEO positioned all its claims on possible increases in 
undergraduate fees, while knowing full well that the admin- 
istration has been looking for any possible justification for 
added revenues. GEO and the administration unleashed 
every undergraduate nightmare, so the University realized 
it had nothing to lose, but all to gain. GEO unequivocally 
sold out the undergraduates, while at the same time telling 
the undergrads that all students were in this together: a 
pathetic but successfully deceiving spectacle. 

Besides this, GEO told undergraduates to skip classes in 
protest of the administration's cruelty, yet GEO members 
attended their own classes! They deprived undergrads of 
the teaching assistants they had paid for, even in the midst of 
a heavy exam period. With friends like these, who needs 
enemies? GEO also tried to say that it was aiding all graduate 
students, but less than half of the graduate students have 
anything to do with GEO. The vast majority of math, science 
and engineering TAs realized the pricelessness of their time, 
and told GEO to forget about their involvement. All of this 
is not to deny GEO had some genuine concerns, but its tactics 
proved that it wanted to win at all costs. So like any group 
of winners, GEO, the administration, and the UAW can now 
brag and sit on laurels. But along with every winner, there 
has to be a loser. Surprise! Surprise! The undergraduates 
lose once again. 


Graduate Employee Organization 

wxv FOE? 

When GEO started making demands for im- 
proved health care benefits, an agency fee, mini- 
mum stipending, stipend increases, parity in cuts, 
and union security, the problem of insufficient 
funds to meet the demands was evident. The 
University has been suffering from a lack of proper 
funding for years, and in this current recession, the 
telltale signs of unmet need are apparent every- 
where, from yearly cuts in University staff, to 
unmaintained buildings, to cuts in the athletic 
department and varsity teams. 

Roberta Golick served as an independent me- 
diator between GEO and the administration dur- 
ing a 12 hour session after which a compromise 
was reached. Minimum stipending increased from 
$4400 to $6500, a figure still below the national 
average. Parities in cuts, by which the administra- 
tion is required to cut state-funded TAs salaries by 
no greater percentage than any other department 
or college, were also part of the agreement. This 
also diminished the number of TAs that can be 
fired through guidelines whereby a TAs workload 
cannot increased because other TAs have been cut. 
As far as health benefits went, over a two-and-a- 
half-year period, health costs will slowly decrease, 
with the final effect of 79 percent of health costs 

The agreement did not include GEO's recogni- 
tion as a union. Along these lines, the controversial 
agency fee that the administration claimed was 
illegal also went unmet. Binding arbitration set 
forth a grievance procedure through which GEO 
appeals to the dean and the chancellor and then, if 
necessary, goes to arbitration. A no-strike clause 
was also part of the deal. 

The major question that the administration 
had posed, however, still remains an issue: From 
where will the money come? While undergradu- 
ates have had mixed and extremely diverse opin- 
ions regarding GEO's demands, they do seem to 
have one belief in common-they don't want to see 
any more tuition hikes. 

Emily Isaacs of the Graduate 
Employee Organization during a 
press conference. 





that isn't 




Safe Sex 

It takes more than 100 bananas each 
season for the Not Ready for Bedtime 
Players to educate their peers about 
the troupe's theme, "Everything You 
Thought You Knew About Sex . . . and 
Much More." That's because bananas are the 
key props employed by the student-written, 
-directed and -operated group, which uses 
theater as a medium for education. 

Seven of those bananas are utilized by 
the players during a three-minute skit en- 
titled "Drill Sergeant." While the drill ser- 
geant walks 
up and down 
the line of 
standing at 
they demon- 
strate how — 
and how not 
to — put on a 
range from 
inside out 
and with 
"enough air 
bubbles to 
keep Jacques 
happy," to a 
plug for ab- 
stinence in which the student ate the banana 
instead of doing the drill. A banana also 
functions as a microphone for a "Talk Show" 

"People laugh hysterically at us. They 
think 'Oh, they've been in my bedroom!' You 
know you're hitting people right where 
they're at," said Gretchen Krull, coordinator 
of the troupe. Krull credits the cast of 15 peer 
sex educators and interested students with 
running the program, and refers to herself as 
a consultant for material content. The play- 
ers can receive one or more graduation cred- 
its for their participation in the program. 
Krull said the program evolved in 1 988 from 

a theater course concerned with AIDS educa- 
tion in which there was little guidance about 
what was appropriate material for the skits. 
Most of the 23 skits that comprise the 
one-hour performance originated in the the- 
ater course, but are continually adapted to 
meet the needs of changing audiences. In the 
"Commercial Break" skit, an indignant 
woman complains about having to buy 
condoms that come in flowery, pastel boxes. 
She introduces three new brands for "today's 
stronger women": Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, 

and Joan of 
Three play- 
ers parade 
across the 
dressed in 
boxes, and 
the audi- 
ence laughs. 
skits are de- 
signed to re- 
lieve any 
tensions the 
may have 
laughter. "AIDS Pamphlet" involves a man 
who in embarrassed by the terminology used 
in a booklet describing the application of a 
condom. His insistence on referring to the 
condom as a "rubber raincoat" and sexual 
intercourse as "making whoopie, like on the 
'Newlywed Game' with Bob Eubanks," 
makes the audience forget their own initial 

Krull said 30 to 50 people generally at- 
tend each of the 30 performances that are 
given on campus during the school year. 
These shows are free to students, and a sched- 
ule can be obtained by calling the Health 
Education Department. The players also 


present the skits off-campus for a minimal 
fee a locations such as Ithaca College and 
Bradford College. This enables the troupe to 
earn $1,700 yearly, although they are funded 
in part through University Health Services. 

"We get many requests by residential 
assistants to come to their buildings and 
perform," said Krull, "so we go where the 
people are. We find that it works even better 
for getting the message across than the Health 
Education department workshops because 
we can get people laughing and applaud- 
ing." At the end of the program, there is an 
opportunity for the audience to ask ques- 
tions and provide a reaction for the players 
about the skits. Krull said a common re- 
sponse for the audience to give is that they 
feel they will retain the information better 
and longer than if they had merely heard it in 
a lecture. 

"The commitment of the people involved 
is to educating (about sexuality) in a very 
sophisticated way. We're educators, not ac- 
tors," Krull said. After all, who could forget 
the dilemma of Romeo and Juliet in their skit 
upon discovering they have no form of pro- 
tection for their night of fun: " Alas, it's 1 1 
o'clock and the local apothecary is closed!" 
— by Jennifer Fleming 

Members of the Not Ready 
for Bed Time Players perform 
some of their skits about safe 
sex, which were presented to 
educate the students at UMass. 


Your parking 
ticket money 

goes to a 


Fund don't you 

feel better? 




' t's 8:30 Monday morning, and Chuck 
M hasonlyahalfhourtomakeittohis 
first class, which unfortunately is on the 
other side of campus. Suddenly Chuck's 
brain comes out of its haze and he remem- 
bers that his car is only a few hundred 
yards away, just waiting for Chuck to drive 
it to class. His decision made, Chuck falls 
out of bed, throws on some sweats and 
proceeds to class via his car. After sitting 
through his classes, which he felt weren't 
worth getting out of bed for, he heads back 
to the spot where he had left his car only to 
discover a little yellow slip on his wind- 
shield: a ticket that Chuck really can't 
afford to pay. But it could have been worse 
— Chuck could have returned to the spot 
his car used to occupy. 

Does Chuck's dilemma sound familiar? 
It should if you are one of the 9600 students 
with parking permits on this campus. But 
don't despair. Actually, when students 
receive a ticket, they are unwillingly and 
sometimes unknowingly contributing to 
the Parking Ticket Scholarship Fund. 
There are anywhere from 55,000 to 80,000 
tickets issued on campus and these bring to 
the scholarship fund between $500,000 to 
$800,000 in revenue. All of this is admin- 
istered through the financial aid office. 
However, if your vehicle is towed, Amherst 
Towing keeps all the money due to a con- 
tract they have with the University. 

To avoid receiving a ticket, there is only 
one thing to do, according to the head of the 
parking office, Lynn Braddock, and that is, 
"Understand what you have to do." The 
easiest thing to do after receiving a ticket is 
to pay the fine before the end of the 21 -day 

time limit. If you feel that you were falsely 
issued the ticket, then you have those 21 
days to appeal at the parking office. The 
appeal process is administered through an 
appeals board or, if you choose, through a 
trial. It is interesting to note that only one 
to three percent of all tickets issued are 
appealed, with a turnover rate of 50-50. 
Whatever you decide to do about your fine, 
the worst possible thing you can do is not 
pay it. 

When a parking ticket is not paid, three 
things will happen. First, there is a late fee 
tacked on to it. Then, if the bill still is not 
paid, the violator's name is sent to the 
Registry for marking. This means that 
they will not be allowed to renew their 
license or obtain a new license plate. Fi- 
nally, there is an additional fine of $ 15 that 
must be payed. Each month, the parking 
office goes through the list of unpaid bills 
and sends a bill to the permanent residence 
before the marking takes place. If parents 
find it, this could be worse than the mark- 

"Part of the bad experience with parking 
is that the students don't have the informa- 
tion they need," said Braddock. However, 
the parking office has been trying to allevi- 
ate with this problem by providing bro- 
chures and advertisements in the Colle- 
gian to help get students past any confu- 
sion they may have. 

So, if you're greeted by a little yellow 
piece of paper when you reach your ille- 
gally-parked car, muster a sickly grin, pull 
out your checkbook, and know in your heart 
you will be helping your fellow students. 

— by Donna Adams 


Parking tickets litter the 
windshields of illegally 
parked cars. 

Amherst Towing removes a 
vehicle from a UMass parking 
lot. Tow trucks are a familiar 
sight at UMass. 





Did you ever wonder who put that 
big blue box in your room? You 
know — the one you turned into 
an end table? Or where all those 
odd little posters about recycling came from? 
Well the Residential Recycling Program 
(RRP) is the answer. 

The RRP has come a long way since its 
humble beginnings three years ago. Two 
years ago, the RRP started collecting news- 
paper on every floor in every residence hall. 
At that point, the RRP was quite a bit smaller 
than today, with only six students in the 
program. Collection of the newspaper was 
handled by students who were taking the 
"Recycling Education" class, which is still 
offered, but is now called "Intro to Future 
Studies." Students in the class learned 
about recycling, solid waste issues, and got 
the opportunity for hands-on experience, as 
well as the chance to really make an impact 
(and get ink all over themselves). 

After a successful first year collecting 
newspaper, the Residential Recycling Pro- 
gram launched a pilot program focusing on 
the collection of bottles, cans, and card- 
board. The results were encouraging. 

So Housing Services gave the high sign to 
begin. A full-scale program would be put on 
line for the fall of 1991. However, the "go 
ahead" was not given until May. That gave 
the RRP three months to put together a 
program which would allow students in the 
41 residence halls and three family housing 
apartment complexes to recycle. 

Eventually, some 7000 blue boxes were 
placed in each and every room, some 300 
toters (90-gallon barrels on wheels) were 
assembled and placed, posters were cre- 
ated, informational booklets were printed, 
and educational packets sent out. 

The system itself is really quite simple. 
Each student room has a blue box, in which 
students are supposed to place their 
recyclables. Once the box is full, students 
bring it to the "centrally" located recycling 
site, where they then place the recyclable 
mixed paper into the blue barrel, and the 
recyclable mixed containers into the red 

barrel. The recyclable cardboard is sup- 
posed to be neatly placed near, but not in, 
the blue barrel. 

The Residential Recyling team persevered, 
and by the spring semester of 1992, the RRP 
was recycling enough materials to feel just 
a little bit proud of what it had accom- 

An admirable amount of hard work has 
gone into creating and sustaining this pro- 
gram. However, more hard work is yet 
required. Students recycle, but they are 
still having problems doing it right. 

But, if the RRP has an abundance of any- 
thing, it's faith in the student body at UMass. 
It may take them a little longer to reach a 
goal, and a little more coaxing may be needed 
on this campus than in other areas, but 
UMass will get there. We always have. 

— by Jamie D. Weeks 

"You mean 
it's not a 
box to put 
my sweat- 
ers in?" 

Brett Billings and Susan 
Corneliussen make recycled paper on 
Earth Day 1992. Photo by Karen 

Students learn about how new paper 
is made from discarded stock. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 




tot t&e 


UMass' new 

voice mail system 

brings both 

joy and havoc 



ou have . . . two . . . new messages, one old 
archived message ... to review your new 
messages . . . press one one." 
Most students living on campus this year be- 
came all too familiar with these words uttered by 
the "voice mail lady." Installed in 1991, Housing 
services made voice mail available in every 
student's dorm room for the fall semester. This 
was a pleasant surprise for most students, for 
the previous year they had had to pay $30 a 
semester, $50 a year, if they wanted the service. 
Students could not use answering machines on 
the new system, however, which forced them to 
rely on voice mail if they wanted to receive 

The Ericsson system allowed the students many 
different features previously unavailable on the 
campus phones, such as conference calls of up to 
eight different people, immediate redial (if a 
phone is busy when called, by pressing "six," the 
system will immediately redial the number once 
the line is free), and "follow me," which allows 

Robert Scanlon expresses his reaction to a 
pornographic phone message that circulated this 
semester. The new phones led to some unusual antics 
by students this year. Photo by Karen McKendry 


Ray Clarke checks for any new 
messages on his voice mail. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

students to redirect their calls to other on-cam- 
pus phone numbers. 

Aside from recording messages, however, voice 
mail also gives students several other benefits 
that normal answering machines do not. Stu- 
dents can send messages through the system to 
other answering machines without directly call- 
ing the other person. It is also easy to send mass 
messages to anyone with a campus phone — 
simply record a generic message, then "mail" it 
to the numbers to whom it refers. By pressing 
five after a message, students can find out the 
time and number from which a message is placed; 
therefore, obscene messages left on voice mail 
that are placed from an on-campus phone can be 
traced. Students can also send messages they 
receive to other students, with their own intro- 
ductory comments. 

The last feature was responsible for some 
amusement and irritation however, as the stu- 
dents learned how to create "chain phone mes- 
sages." In the fall, a message taped from a 1-900 

number of a woman describing herself perform- 
ing an oral sex act made the rounds of the 
campus. The message itself was about two to 
three minutes long, however, the introductions 
leading up to it lasted anywhere from two to ten 
minutes long. Many students, not realizing 
that pressing "3" during a message will make it 
skip ahead 10 seconds, or that pressing "33" 
will skip it to the end, complained that the 
message cluttered up their voice mail, and that 
they were forced to listen to it. Other obscene 
messages were sent throughout campus this 
way, and during finals, a message containing 
the "C is For Cookie" song by Cookie Monster 
from Sesame Street, was passed. 

Carolyn Conrad, a cultural anthropology ma- 
jor, said, "I love voice mail. It is the most 
wonderful thing, because you can leave a mes- 
sage without actually calling somebody. So if 
you want to avoid someone, you can. No, it's 
wonderful, it's a wonderful thing." 

— by Diana Gaiso and Jen Blunt 


SGA battles for a new 
lease on life 

he UMass Student Government As- 
sociation rose to national prominence 
in the 1970s, only to be consumed by 
infighting and a university adminis- 
tration bent on rolling back the SGA's 
I gains in student power. In the past 
year, however, UMass student leaders have 
achieved a remarkable turnaround and stand 
poised to make their organization once again one 
of the most powerful and influential student 
governments in the nation." — Student Advo- 
cate, the national newsletter of the student em- 
powerment training project. 

This past year marked a turning point for 
Student Government and the student move- 
ment. In the spring of 1991, the SGA had hit the 
lowest point in its long and turbulent history. 
Senators returning from intersession were 
greeted by the news that the SGA leadership had 
invited the administration to shut down the 
Student Government Association, and together 
had formed a commission to restructure the 
student government in order to "better serve the 
needs of the students." Many senators, distrust- 
ful of the administration's and the SGA officers' 
motives, completely opposed the proposed com- 
mission and the SGA's suspension, and there- 
fore impeached the Speaker and Treasurer, 
nearly impeached the President, and gave a vote 
of "no faith" to Student Trustee Angus 

The administration, through the Commission, 
made its move to gain control of the distribution 
of the $4.2 million in the Student Activities Trust 
Fund (SATF). The Student Activities Office 
(SAO j announced that it would determine the 
allocations of the SATF, would control the SGA's 
budget, decide which student organizations would 
recieve funding, and remove student control over 
agencies such as the Legal Services Office. 

Despite its suspension, the SGA held elections 
which the Administration refused to recognize. 
The winners, Dave Gagne (president-elect) and 


Kevin Newnan (trustee-elect), initiated a law- 
suit against the University for violating the 
SGA's First Amendment right to freedom of 
association. The administration capitulated and 
recognized Gagne and Newnan. 

SAO Director Irene Carew then retaliated 
against Legal Services for aiding Gagne and 
Newnan by firing attorney Jenny Daniell. The 
new SGA leadership began a two-month cam- 
paign against Vice-Chancellor for Student Af- 
fairs Joanne Vanin and Dr. Carew to renew Ms. 
Daniell's contract. Working closely with the 
Graduate Student Senate, the unions on cam- 
pus, and the state's Attorney General office, the 
SGA leadership forced the administration to 
reinstate Jenny Daniell. They then initiated a 
successful campus-wide campaign to remove SAO 
Director Carew and SAO Associate Director 
Suzanne Jean. The next step taken by the 
officers was to put an end to the Commission, 
and restore student control over the SATF and 
over student groups. 

Having regained control of student govern- 
ment and removed repressive administrators, 
the SGA officers made their goals returning to 
the fall semester to depoliticize the Senate, and 
organize the Senate into an activist body. To 
serve these ends, President Gagne created three 
task forces: Voter Registration, Housing, and 
Tuition and Fees. 

The Voter Registration task force registered 
over 1,000 students to vote, and succeeded in 
forcing the town to allow students to become 
registrars, so that students can register other 
students. The SGA's next goal is to get a polling 
place on campus. The task force also got six 
students elected to the Amherst Town Meeting. 

The Housing task force prevented Housing 
Services from implementing a $200 room deposit 
for residents — a deposit students would lose if 
they did not return to campus. The task force, 
publicly and privately, pressured Director of 
Housing Joe Zannini to be more responsive to 


Bob Monaghan, Speaker of the 
Undergraduate Student Senate, 
answers a question at a meeting. 
Bob helped the SGA make a 
comeback this year. Photo courtesy 
of the SGA 

Members attend a meeting in the 
Campus Center to discuss some 
new business. Photo courtesy of 
the SGA 

students, and helped to pressure Associate Di- 
rector of Housing Larry Moneta into leaving the 
University. It also aided students with judicial 
hearings, and prevented several floors from be- 
ing forcibly relocated by a Housing disciplinary 

The Tuition and Fees task force operated at 
two different levels, at a university and a state 
level. The university level involved the summer 
negotiating efforts of Trustee Newnan and Gradu- 
ate President Mark Kenen with Chancellor 
O'Brien, which lowered the curriculum fee in- 
creases from the proposed $1000 to $800. At the 
state level, the Senate took the lead in the fight 
against Governor Weld's proposed 100 percent 
tuition retention plan (see sidebar), and en- 
dorsed Jon Hite for state representative because 
of his no-tuition retention stance and his pro- 
student views. Hite nearly got elected, in large 
part due to the efforts of SGA members who 
worked on his campaign (Commuter Area Presi- 
dent Ted Chambers served as his campaign 
manager), despite the fact he ran against the 
Amherst establishment's candidate, Ellen Story. 
Through the Hite campaign and the SGA efforts, 
the issue of tuition retention was brought to the 
forefront of the Public Higher Education debate. 
Although it was generally accepted by the State 
House and the administration that 100 percent 
tuition retention "was a done deal," the SGA 
refused to accept that assumption and worked to 
prevent its implementation. Newly elected SGA 
President Jen Wood organized a lobbying effort 
which centered on the chairman of the House 
Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Thomas 
Finneran (D-Boston). The eventual budget plan 
which came out of Ways and Means not only does 
not include 100 percent tuition retention, but 
lowers the current level of tuition retention from 
33 percent to percent. The committee's plan 
also includes a $12 million increase in funds to 
the Amherst campus from last year. 

This past year saw several other significant 
developments for student empowerment and 
organization. The Senate laid the groundwork 
for the reestablishment of the Office of Third 
World Affairs and the Student Center for Educa- 
tional Research and Advocacy — which will 
serve as a grassroots organizing body on a state- 
wide level to achieve increased funding for the 
University. Attorney General Deirdre Bannon 
established an effective Judicial Advocate pro- 
gram, while the Senate rewrote their Constitu- 
tion in an effort to get the SGA officially recog- 
nized by the Board of Trustees. The SGA Trea- 
surer Sharon Lang and the SGA Budgets Chair 
Rob Witherell also initiated measures that would 
bring positive benefits to RSOs and students, 
such as helping the Ski Club bring back the Ski 
Sale for the fall of 1993. 

— by Bob Monaghan Speaker of the 
Undergraduate Student Senate 


UMass presently has a 33 
percent tuition reten- 
tion plan in effect. This 
means that UMass 
keeps 33 percent of the tuition 
it collects from students, and 
turns the rest over to the state, 
where it is pooled with general 
state funds. The state then 
gives state funds back to the 
University in excess of the tu- 
ition monies it has taken. Un- 
der Governor Weld's plan, which 
the Trustees favor, UMass 
would keep 100 percent of its 
tuition and fees that it received 
from the students. The SGA 
opposes this plan because the 
more money the University re- 
tains, the less resonsibility the 
state has for the University. 
Instead of lobbying the state for 
more funds, the school will sim- 
ply raise tuition to get the 
needed revenue. With 100 per- 
cent tuition retention, UMass 
will essentially be privatised — 
the state will no longer support 
the University, and the Univer- 
sity will have no incentive to 
actively go after the state for 
that money. With tuition re- 
tention, tuition and fees can only 
continue to skyrocket. In the 
long run, it will be those stu- 
dents who cannot afford the 
price of a private school educa- 
tion who will suffer. 



Since 1972,theEverywoman's 
Center (EWC) has pro- 
vided support, counseling, and 
information to women at UMass 
and in the local area. The EWC 
staff members are trained to 
deal with the types of issues 
facing women today, including 
rape and abortion. With pro- 
grams such as Resource/Refer- 
ral, Counselor/Advocate, and 
Educator/Advocate, the EWC is 
there in times of need. 

The Everywoman's Center's 
program of counseling offers 
help with problems such as eat- 
ing disorders and alcoholic par- 
ents. Women are encouraged 
to seek counseling and support 
in this friendly, positive atmo- 
sphere. The counseling pro- 
gram has a small staff made up 
of a coordinator and graduate 
student interns. Although no 
two counselors are exactly alike, 
the EWC takes measures to en- 
sure that they are receptive to 
women's concerns and aware of 
the specific problems that 
women face in today's society. 
The program tries to focus on 
those women who have financial difficulty and 
lack of health coverage. For women who the 
EWC is unable to take on, a full referral service 
is provided to locate a mental health agency or 
therapist who can meet other specific needs. 

In its Resource/Referral mode, the EWC 
provides listings of support and discussion groups 
in the area and information about many campus 
and community services that are available to 
women. The Everywoman's Center maintains a 
resource room at their Wilder Hall location which 
offers a wide range of women's magazines, self- 
help publications, a lending library, and infor- 
mational bulletin boards. This room provides 
material on topics such as community happen- 
ings, services offered, and lesbian news. 

The Counseling/Advocacy service is for 
women who have been involved in violent acts. 
The program has a 24-hour-a-day hotline and 
counselor/advocates who handle calls as well as 
escort women to and from the hospital and court- 
room when necessary. The EWC also offers train- 

ing in how to deal with situations involving 
violence against women to law enforcement per- 
sonnel and University and Five-College employ- 

Educator/Advocates are available to teach 
workshops such as Campus Violence, Acquain- 
tance Rape, and Media Images of Women. They 
provide information and training for groups who 
want to learn more about violence against women 
and safety measures. 

Like much of the campus, the Everywoman's 
Center has felt the budget crunch. Lack of 
funding has led to the elimination of the Public 
Relations/Outreach and Bridge Programs which 
brought the EWC recognition and connections to 
other similar agencies. With $81,000 in total 
cuts since July 1990, the EWC has been forced to 
look to the public for contributions, and hopes 
enough support can be found to keep the remain- 
ing programs functioning. 

— by Matt Putnam 


I i ( 


(Opposite:) Many supporters of 
women's rights attended this 
demonstration against abortion. 
Photo courtesy of the Collegian 

The Everywoman's Center has 
helped many women on campus. 
Among other things, the center 
provided a place to form strong 
friendships like these women have. 
Photo by Wendy Su 

"EWC takes 
measures to 
ensure that 
they are recep- 
tive to women's 



A receptionist at the EWC 
answers a student's phone call. 
Photo by Wendy Su 


May 10, 1992 

Mother's Day, noon, and already people are stand- 
ing in line to get into the area surrounded by 

orange fencing alongthe campus pond where the 15th 
Annual Spring Concert just started. Rippopotamus, a 
local band — several of whose members attend UMass, 
plays on the distant stage, but as yet, only a small 
crowd tentatively dances in the sun. Sunglassed cops 
imperceptibly rock in time to the music. 

After an hour, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones liven 
up the crowd with their hard rocking ska, and as the 
sun gets higher, so do the spirits and the audience. A 
mosh pit begins to form before the stage, and the lead 
singer from the Bosstones pitches into it to be held up 
for a short time by hands from the gyrating bodies. 

The musical group Firehose pumps their fastpaced, 
bassy punkrock into the sunburnt ears of the listen- 
ers. The gang in the pit is starting to boil, fans are 
afloat above the crowd, levitated by a sea of hands. 
Shoes, spectacles, and plastic bottles fly through the 
air. Some dancers retreating from the combat zone 
before the stage have bruised heads and support each 
other. They look happy. 

Meanwhile, approximately forty students, dressed 
in black, stand and stare at the crowd from the roof of 
the Fine Arts Center in a demonstration of unity. 
Finally three of them come onstage to make an an- 
nouncement against racism, the demonstrators raise 
their fists in a salute, and then they join the party to 
listen to Phish. 

With Fishbone, the concert reaches its chaotic cli- 
max. Pit security sprinkles water on the crush to 
prevent the spontaneous combustion of the crowd in 
the melting pot. The water muddies the ground and 
the feet and the legs of the slipping dancers. Angelo 
Moore, Fishbone's lead singer, reminds the moshers of 
"slamdance etiquette": "Yo, if somebody falls, you 
have to pick'em up!" 

The 15th Annual Spring Concert is over. 

While the show is over for the 17,000 or so students 
and others estimated by the police to have been 
present, the work is far from over for UPC, the entirely 
student-run concert production company that puts on 
the Spring Concert each year. 

For the concert itself, over 300 volunteers had been 
working behind the scenes — the less noticeable, the 
better. A student volunteer force of over 100 security 
guards at the entrances and along the stage were 
assisted by 30 police officers from the campus and 
from Amherst. While the volunteers enjoyed the day, 
one of the cops was not too happy about his extra 
weekend's work on Mother's Day — "You should go 
home and interview my mother — she's real happy!" 
was his comment. 

"There was a waft of hot air coming out of the 
crowd," said Liza Koridahl, an HRTAjunior on duty as 
stage crew. "It was great that it was a sunny day, but 
it was horrible that we didn't have any preparation for 
throwing water. So we had a line of people running in 
and out of the building to the tap, like a fire line. We 

grabbed everything we could to cool the crowd: water 
buckets, pots, cans, bottles." 

Shannon Siate, a freshman computer graphics ma- 
jor, had a different job: "The lead singer from the 
Mighty Mighty Bosstones dove into the crowdacouple 
of times and we badtogo in after him and pull that guy 
out of the crowd — it makes out job a little more 

"One time he had the mike cord wrapped around 
him, so we just pulled him baekhy the cord. Getting 
people out was the most exciting part, all m all. The 
tension level increases if the lead singer doesn't come 
back," Siate said. 

Since Friday, the UPC stage crew had been building 
the stage. On Sunday, 20 of them worked from dawn 
to dusk — literally from 5:30 am until well after dark 
— to set up the machinery of the concert. They set up 
sound equipment, then loaded the bands' equipment 
in, set up their equipment for their respective sets, 
packed up the bands' equipment to go on to their next 
show, and after the concert was over, they worked well 
into the night to send the sound company and their 
equipment on their way. Then on Monday, they 
dismantled the stage they had spent hours of labor 
building on Friday and Saturday. Except for two 
professional stage builders from the staging company 
and some campus electricians, student volunteers did 
all the work. Instead of the normal ten to fifteen 
dollars an hour, their rewards were a T-shirt, lots of 
experience, and a good time, they said. 

UPC, which stands for Union Production Council, is 
the country's second largest student-run production 
company. "Right now we have over 200 members, but 
when we started ( in 1977 ) there were only thirty," said 
production manager David White, a senior computer 
science major. "The original idea was to put on 
concerts for the community and to teach students how 
to work in "The (concert) Industry," he said. 

This year, UPC had a budget qf $100,000 for the 
Spring Concert. "UPC is funded by the student activi- 
ties fee, so our funds go down because the campus 
population has decreased," White said. "So this year 
we sold 2,000 tickets (at $10 each) to the general 
public. Mostly we did it so that friends who go to other 
schools can come by, but also to try and make up for the 
declining enrollment. This money will go toward next 
year's budget." 

— by Hilmar Schmundt 

Hundreds of students turned out 
on Mother's Day to attend the 
Concert. Photo by Karen McKendry 


A singer from one of the several 
acts presented this year does his 
thing. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Students stand outside the Fine 
Arts Center to get a look at the acts 
onstage. This year marked another 
success for UPC productions. Photo 
by Jeff Holland 

Fishbone was one act that 
students eagerly looked forward to 
at the Concert. Photo by Karen 


Ihe Massachusetts Daily Collegian came un- 
der fire this year after students, who gath- 
ered to protest an innocent verdict in the 
case of four White Los Angeles police who were 
videotaped beating a Black Los Angeles motor- 
ist, turned their attention to their own campus. 
After a rally, 150 protestors occupied the third 
floor of Whitmore Administration Building, de- 
manding more hirings of faculty of color. 

The eight-hour takeover ended when admin- 
istrators agreed to hire 10 people of color over the 
next three years at an estimated cost of $350,000. 

Protestors then went to the Collegian office to 
demand better representation for communities 
of color on the pages of the paper as well as on its 

The protesters, a number of whom were Colle- 
gian staffers, said the Collegian's practice of 
selecting editors for the Black, Multicultural, 
and Third World affairs pages by the largely 
white staff was racist. They demanded that only 
minority staffers be allowed to select those edi- 
tors, and they demanded an end to what they 
said was the frequent printing of racist editorials 
and cartoons on the pages of the Collegian. 

Protesters broke a window and damaged fur- 
niture in the office, frightening staffers who 
were there. When protestors returned two days 
later to discuss their demands at a meeting of 
Collegian editors, they found that some staffers 
had moved the paper's operations to a secret off- 
campus location. 

Editor-in-Chief Marc Elliott said he made the 
move because of rumors that protestors wanted 
to shut down the paper. "The Collegian has 
nothing against making changes, but while we 
are doing it we would like to keep printing," he 

Protesters accused Elliott of manufacturing 
those rumors, but they called for a shutdown of 
the paper and removed from distribution boxes 
many of the 19,000 copies that were printed the 
next day. The conflict further escalated when 
protesters held a rally and Elliott called a press 
conference to air their sides. 

Administration officials refused to get in- 
volved in the conflict or to make sure the paper 
was distributed. The next day, Collegian staff- 
ers stood in the Campus Center handing out 
papers to students. 

The conflict seemed to quiet down when staff- 
ers on both sides of the issue agreed to negotiate. 
But following the second negotiation session, 
which administrators insisted be public, mem- 
bers of the crowd stormed the Collegian office, 
further escalating the controversy. 

Though no injuries were reported, Collegian 
staffers reported being threatened, thrown to 

Protesters make their way down 
to the Collegian newsroom in the 
Campus Center basement. Photo 
courtesy of the Collegian 

the ground, and cornered by members of the 
audience. Negotiators for the protesters said one 
member of their team was also attacked by a 
member of the other team. 

One week after protesters first brought their 
demands to Collegian offices, editors agreed to a 
list of five demands. They were: 

• Editors for minority, women's, and Third 
World affairs pages will be elected by their own 

• The women's issues page and the minority 
women's co-editor position will both be restored; 

• The position of minority co-editor will be 
established, to share equal power with the editor 
in chief. The person will be selected by minority 
staff members; 

• Four minority editors will sit on the paper's 
executive committee, its highest governing body. 
These include Third World, Black, and 
Multicultural affairs editors, and the Women's 
Issues of Color Coordinator; 

• Collegian staffers will be required to attend 
a racism workshop. 

Elliott and other staffers said they gave in to 
demands because they feared that violence would 
spill over at the Annual Spring Concert. They 
also said the administration had pressured them 
to accede to protesters' demands to quell vio- 
lence, but ad interim Chancellor Richard O'Brien 
denied that any administrators had put pres- 
sure on the Collegian staff. 

Though the agreement was signed before the 
week of final exams, students were not able to 
iron out the workings of the agreement by the 
end of the semester. Most fell behind in their 
classes during the tense week of negotiations, 
and spent the rest of the semester making up for 
that time. 

Two journalism professors, David G. DuBois 
and Howard M. Ziff, called on students to work 
together and resolve the conflicts between them. 
But both men worried that the conflict threat- 
ened the Collegian's future. 

"It's quite serious," DuBois said. 

Collegian Managing Editor Dan Wetzel con- 
firmed that many staffers were considering leav- 
ing the paper or starting their own paper off 
campus. Wetzel said he hoped that students 
could honor DuBois' and Ziffs request, but he 
said he was not sure staffers could forget events 
of the past week. 

Administrators also expressed concern that 
the two sides would not be able to work together. 

"People need to talk before they get the paper 

going," said Grant Ingle, director of the 

University's Office of Human Relations. "There's 

some real painful stuff that has to be healed." 

— by Lisa Freiman (Union-News) 




Citing racist 

students shut 

down the 




Martin Jones speaks out during 
one of the occupations. Photo 
courtesy of the Collegian 

Students occupy the office of the 
Collegian daily newspaper after a 
dispute about the coverage of the 
Rodney King trial. The office was 
consequently shut down for the 
semester. Photo courtesy of the 


hat's a Hoopla? 

I'm glad you asked 

For the secondyear in a row, the sports 
management department has put together a 
successful three-on-three basketball tournament. 
Open to all ages, from eight to 88 years, the 
tournament caters to all ages and abilities from 
"couch potatoes" to "top guns." 

The unique aspect is that the event is run by 
undergraduates and graduate students. With 
one adviser, the twenty students are primarily 
responsible for organizing the entire event. From 
signing sponsors like M&M Mars, Reebok, Coca 
Cola, and WHMP radio, the students make the 
contracts and the arrangements on their own. 

There is no textbook involved 
in this course. It is a chance for 
a real life working experience. 
Graduate student Mary Boyd, 
who has been out in the work- 
ing world said, "It's amazing to 
me how much it mirrors the 
work environment." 

The Haigis name comes from 
the event's location. The courts 
are set up at Haigis Mall, in 
front of the Fine Arts Center. 
The Hoopla name comes from 
the event itself. It is a double 
elimination tournament and 
games are played to 14 points. 
The first year the event was 
held, there were 104 teams. In 
the second year, there were over 
220 teams. Said undergradu- 
ate sports management major 
Mike Correa, "The addition of 
the youth divisions and the en- 
thusiasm from last year was 
responsible for generating the 
widespread interest." 

The course was designed to offer students a 
hands-on learning experience. Glenn Wong, 
head of the sports management department, had 
been interested in offering an event manage- 
ment course to students for a long time and 
settled on basketball at the suggestion of Profes- 
sor Peter Thomsen. 

"I knew Glenn was thinking about some type of 
event management course," said Thomsen. "The 
idea intrigued me and I went to Glenn and asked 
him what he thought about basketball. He said 
yes, and here we are." 

The work behind the event is strenuous, but 
nonetheless worth it. The class is divided into 
five groups from advertising to sponsorship to 
registration. "I try to let the students go on their 
own as much as they can," said Thomsen. "There 
are so many details, so a lot of what I do is to get 
the groups to talk to each other." 

Added Correa, "It was a beneficial class for 
hands-on learning. It provided experience in not 
just one area, but had different assets in the 
different fields of sports management." 


"I can't believe how quickly the whole weekend 
went. We put so much time into planning it, and 
then it flew by," said undergraduate sports man- 
agement junior Kimberly Addesa. "It was defi- 
nitely a great experience." 

Proceeds from the event go to benefit a UMass 
Scholarship Fund for a needy high school stu- 
dent from the Pioneer Valley. 

— by Felice Cohen 

Two hoopsters fight for possession of the ball. The 
second annual basketball event was judged a success 
by everyone involved. Photo by Karen McKendry 

A player in Haigis Hoopla 
attemps to make a drive to the 
basket. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Members of the Haigis Hoopla 
staff did an amazingjob of keeping 
track of all the teams and sheduling 
their games. Photo by Karen 


■ & 


Competition was intense as each team tried to go all 
the way to the top in the two-day event. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

Players showed a lot of talent in their efforts as they 
advanced through the ranks. Photo by Karen 



I didn't know they went here! 

As the senior class graduates from this huge state university, many wonder what their 
futures have in store for them. Many students feel they are just a number here and lost in the crowd, 
and feel that will hold true in their future endeavors. However, many of our alumni would disagree 
with that statement. 

As a baseball player for the UMass Minutemen, you may aspire to pitch like some former 
Minutemen such as Jeff Reardon of the Boston Red Sox or Mike Flanagan of the Baltimore Orioles. 
If your game is football, then perhaps you may make it to the NFL as Greg Landry did. Former coach 
of the New York Knicks and present coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, Rick Pitino, once wore a UMass 
basketball tank top. The most famous hoop player, of course, is none other than "Dr. J." Julius 
Erving, who not only revolutionized the game of basketball, but who will also go down as one of the 
best players to ever play the game. 

If sports is not your forte, you can always go 
into the entertainment business like Bill Cosby. 
He received his EED, doctorate of education, 
from UMass in 1976. Since then, Dr. Cosby has 
been recognized as one of the best comics of all 
time in show business. In fact, this year saw the 
final episode of his own television program "The 
Cosby Show, " which ran for eight seasons. It was 
the most popular sitcom over those years. Natalie 
Cole, who graduated in 1972 with a sociology 
degree from UMass, took home her share of 
Grammy awards this year for her unforgettable 
album, "Unforgettable." Anyone who watches 
MTV is familiar with the show, "Remote Con- 
trol." The host, Ken Ober, is yet another proud 
graduate of the University of Massachusetts. 
Did I already mention that Richard Gere began 
his acting career performing Shakespeare for 
the UMass theater department? Well, this is 
exactly where the co-star of the movie "Pretty 
Woman" began his acting. 

After graduation, you may wish to pursue a 
business career. Many of our alumni did follow 

that path. George Dickerman received his B.A. 
in Government in 1961, and he now operates 
Spaulding Sports Company worldwide. John 
Smith graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of 
Business Administration. Now he runs the Eu- 
ropean Division of General Motors Corporation 
Charlie Nirenberg went to UMass, and then he 
started his own business selling ice cream out of 
the back of his own truck. This small business 
has now flourished into a corporation of chain 
stores called Dairy Mart. 

The aforementioned are just a few examples 
of some of the great accomplishments that some 
of our alumni have achieved. There are good 
things to come for all UMass graduates. By the 
way, there are two Pulitzer Prize winners pres- 
ently on our faculty; Professor James Tate re- 
ceived the prize for his poetry, while Professor 
Madeline Blais won the prize for journalism. Oh 
yes, 20 members of the Massachusetts State 
Legislature spent four good years out here in 
Western Massachusetts as well. 

— by Andrew Sternburg 

Graduate Bill Cosby, 1976, 
received his doctorate from UMass 
and went on to have the best-rated 
sitcom for eight years. This year, 
Mrs. Cosby graduated from the 
UMass graduate program. Photo 
courtesy of the Associated Press 

Natalie Cole graduated from 
UMass in 1972 and recently 
produced the Grammy Award- 
winning album "Unforgettable." 
Photo courtesy of the Associated 



graduates leave 
a legacy of 





It was two and a half years 
ago when I enrolled here 
at UMass as a freshman. 
I arrived, like most, un- 
decided for a major. However, 
through parental support, I 
chose to try pre-engineering. 
Well , to make a long story short, 
when grades came home, I im- 
mediately knew that engineer- 
ing wasn't for me. 

As sophomore year rolled 
by, I still didn't have a clue as 
to what major would be right 
for me. I completed sopho- 
more year fulfilling the 
dreaded "gen ed"s as well as 
experimenting in several dif- 
ferent fields ranging from 
HRTA, accounting, microbi- 
ology, AfroAm, entomology, 
art history, and geology. 

Now with only four semes- 
ters left, — and to be honest, 
hardly any " 100-level" courses 

left to take — I was still 
clueless on what my future 
aspirations were to be. So I 
flipped through the course reg- 
istration guide and came 
across "classics" as a field not 
yet tested. Yes, like you, I too, 
said to myself, "Classics? 
What the hell is that?" 

Anyhow, after surviving the 
semester and finding an in- 
terest in this department, I 
felt that perhaps I would give 
it a bid. I went to the classics 
department and had a warm 
welcome from the secretary 
as well as an informative con- 
versation with the department 
chair. It was a friendly, per- 
sonable atmosphere in which 
I felt I would be recognized by 
name, rather than student ID 
number, like some of the 
larger, rather overcrowded 

I look enthusiastically to- 
wards my last three semes- 
ters of education left here at 
UMass. I am also looking for- 
ward to receiving my degree 
in what appears to be a grow- 
ing major. 

The fact that I have to take 
only "core requirements" 
doesn't bother me either. 
Many students feel they must 
declare a major by the middle 
or end of sophomore year like 
"myth" suggests. Many stu- 
dents declare early and real- 
ize later it isn't what they 
wanted. In my opinion, it's 
better to test the wide variety 
of majors and then make a 

After all, you want to be 

happy with your major because 

you are planning for the rest of 

your life. Which is why I feel it's 

never too late to declare. 

— by Mark Heitman 






Erica Ramsthaler, Latin American studies 

1) (+) The broccoli and cheese quiche thing 
(-) Shepherds' pie 

2) Not much, maybe once a semester 

3) That people say "hello" to you when you pass 
them on campus all the time 

Question 1) What is your 

(+) Most favorite meal at the D.C.? 
(-) Least favorite meal at the D.C.? 

Question 2) How much, on average, do you drink on 

Question 3) What would you change on campus? 

Question 4) What's the most important issue facing you? 

Biatta Baranchuk 

1 ) They were all awful 

2 ) Maybe a beer or two 

3) Probably this library — I hate this library 

4) Am I going to graduate and find a job in this world? 

Jaime Parker, undeclared 

1) ( + ) Chicken burritos or fajitas or something like that 
(-) Meatloaf, definitely meatloaf 

2) About a case a weekend 

3) More funding for different programs and majors 

4) Apartheid or nuclear proliferation 


onrasHimate (pro kras' to flat' , p -), v., -nat'ed, -nat'ing, 

— u I, to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost. 
— it. I to put off until another day or time. 

Rebecca Jordan (sophomore) and Katherine 
Foley (junior) work on a paper together. Photo 
by Erik Stone 


First: realize one week before the paper is due that you actually have a paper to write. 
Next: ignore this fact until 24 hours before it must be handed in, then follow this schedule: 

How to 






have to 

write a 


9:30 a.m. 
3:39 p.m. 

7:35 p.m. 

10:22 p.m. 

11:00 p.m. 

11:29 p.m. 
11:34 p.m. 
11:36 p.m. 
12:03 a.m. 

1:02 a.m. 

1:24 a.m. 
1:31 a.m. 

2:35 a.m. 

3:16 a.m. 

3:29 a.m. 

4:17 a.m. 

5:06 a.m. 

5:19 a.m. 
5:47 a.m. 

8:47 a.m. 
9:00 a.m. 

9:02 a.m. 
9:05 a.m. 

Attend classes you have previously cut with ease. 

Go to Super Stop & Shop to stock up for the inevitable allnighter you will 

face later on. 

Be persuaded by friends to watch "just a few minutes" of a hockey game at 

the TOC. 

Return to your room with the good intentions of actually sitting down to 

write the paper, all the while trying to convince yourself that "the sooner 

you start, the sooner you'll finish." 

Decide you should be a "well-informed citizen of this country" and watch the 

11 o'clock news for the first time in your life. 

Make a pot of coffee, settle down, and try desperately to think of a topic. 

Decide what music to listen to for inspiration. 

Alphabetize your tapes so you know what all of your choices are. 

Call a friend to complain about your lack of ideas and be comforted by the 

fact that they are also following this column's advice. 

Iron the shirt you will want to wear later on in the day because you know 

you'll be too tired to do it right before class. 

Make your bed so you won't be tempted to get into it and go to sleep. 

Reread the ending of your favorite book (more than once, if necessary) 

... if they can write a book, you can write a paper. 

Write the longest letter you've ever written to your best friend (because it's 

too late to call). 

Panic because you haven't started the stupid paper yet and it's due in less 

than six hours. 

Look for the ticket stub from that concert you went to see over two months 


Sort your pictures from Spring Break and calculate how much the copies for 

your friends will cost. 

Cry and wish you had started the paper a month ago when you received the 


Talk to the computer screen, begging it for ideas. 

Miraculously think of a topic (albeit a stupid one) and crank out something 

that resembles a paper. 

Beg your printer not to fail on you now and print out your "masterpiece." 

Get dressed (don't forget the shirt you so carefully ironed for just this 

special occasion). 

Run (with Olympic speed) to class. 

When asked by classmates about how working on your paper went, tell 

them it was "No problem." 

— by Karen Fallowes 





Total disorder. Mass confusion. Swarms of people scattering in a million directions. And 
where was I? Standing alone in the center of the Textbook Annex. My head swirling in more 
directions than the students themselves, all searching in perplexed states of mind for one thing 
only: books. 

Long books, short books; books in English, French, German, and Italian; books explaining 
algebra, geometry, and calculus; books concerning presidents, wars, and biology. Stacked on 
shelves, each book eager to be picked up, read, and highlighted. Unfortunately, before these books 
can be taken home; they must be found and then purchased. But isn't this the age of computers? 
Couldn't I simply talk into a speaker, push my selection, my student ID number, and then plop, 
kerchunk, I have my book? 

Anyway, back in reality, my eyes float around the sea of shelves. English, history, math, 
science. The books are conveniently organized by subject. OK, now that I've got the logical order 
of things under my belt, I'll begin my search. 

Starting with marketing, which seems easy enough, I find the right aisle and begin to eye-seep 
the shelves: up and down and left to right. Finally . . . stacks and stacks of marketing books. 
Matching title and author, I contentedly pick out my book. Heavy and brand new. Expensive, too. 
I look for a used one, but find out it's a new edition and there are no used copies. Begrudgingly, I 
take it off the shelf. 

Next I search for sociology. Spotting "SOC," I head in that direction. (Hmmm, this isn't 
difficult at all ... ) My eyes scan the bindings. Circling the area, I find it. This book is also new, 
(how much new sociology could have possibly been discovered since last semester? Marketing I can 
see, with Michael Jordan and all.) Anyway, I figure I can always sell them back next semester — 
that is unless even more marketing and sociology get discovered between now and then. 

On to history . . . same climbing around. I decide this whole process of buying books isn't that 
difficult — in fact, it's even sort of challenging and fun. 

Checking my watch, I still have a few minutes to find the rest of my books and make it to my 
first class. After pacing the aisles, I come across the rest, and now — with just quick glances — 
grab them. 

An ache in my back and a slight grin above my chin, I head to the checkout line. Astonishment. 
Twelve registers with at least 20 students in each line. Resigned, I stand in the one I hope is the 
shortest. The minutes zoom by. Dreadful thoughts envelop me. I have sights of entering my very 
first marketing class in college — late — being scolded by a hard-eyed professor with glasses pinned 
on the top of a very pointed nose. 

But luck is on my side, the line shortens quickly. I may not be late after all. I think I can get 
through the line with enough time to zip on my bike to my room, grab a notebook, and make it to 

But nooooo . . . the boy in front of me makes a mistake on his check and has to write a new one 
(obviously a freshman). So much for the notebook. I guess I'll just have to write my first set of notes 
on the back of the receipt from the Textbook Annex. — by Felice Cohen 


Before the days of touch-tone 


Books, books, and more 
books at the Textbook Annex. 
Photo by Lisa Vincent 

An add/drop experience to remember. 

I have only three things to say about the streets of Amherst at 5 a.m. It's dark, 
it's cold, and it's creepy as hell if you're all alone on your bike. 

I know this firsthand, because in the early morning hours, on that ever-so- 
dreaded day of add/drop, I was on my way to beg for classes. 

The streets were deserted as my heart raced in my chest, though I wasn't scared 
about being out all alone. What frightened me instead was explaining to my parents 
why I was taking six gym classes, thus enabling me to maintain my status as a 
student at this university. 

I have always been under the impression that being a student meant taking 
classes. But here I am, a senior with hopes of graduating in the spring, and only three 
classes to my name. 

Arriving at Machmer Hall, I was no longer in awe of the fact I was up so early, 
but that I was tenth in line. What time had they woken up? 

Settling into a cozy spot on the hard floor at the end of the line, I asked what 
classes those in front were waiting for. 

It turned out that six of them wanted the same class as I did. After finding out 
there were only five open spaces for the class, I immediately began scanning the 
course book for other choices. 

Lying on my side, curled up in the fetal position, I tried to get comfortable. My 
ribs crushed between me and the cement floor, my head resting gently on my add/ 
drop sheet, I began dozing off only to be awoken with fears of paranoia. 

What if someone tried to cut in front of me in line? No. No, I had to stay awake. 
It was my only means of survival. 

As the morning sun made its first appearance, the crowd had grown into a 
swarm of desperate-looking faces. With forlorn looks in their eyes, they took their 
seats among the rest. 

Before my eyes, Machmer Hall had turned into Penn Station. A student 
summed up the scene when he exclaimed, "This place looks like a refugee camp." 

He wasn't too far from the truth. 

There were people sprawled out on the floor sleeping, others talking with 
friends they hadn't seen over break, and some playing cards. 

I tried my hand at solitaire only to be left with the hope that my luck would be 
better at getting classes. 

Two and a half hours later, a faculty member appeared. The crowd rose to its 
feet as if he were some god — the add/drop god — there to bring relief upon us poor, 
desperate students. 

Inching my way up the line, my hopes grew dimmer as each student before me 
was signed into the class I wanted. 

Leaving Machmer, second on the waiting list, I realized I shouldn't be too 
depressed. I mean, if I had received all the classes I wanted, then I would just have 
to wait in line at the Textbook Annex. — by Felice Cohen 



Fire and First Aid/Ahora 82 

MassPIRG/AAS A/Bike CoOp 8 3 

Hillel/ Intra varsity Christian Fellowship 84-85 

Pioneer Valley Combat Club/Silent Majority 86-87 

Student Businesses/Student Credit Union 88-89 

Debate Team/Cannabis Reform 90-91 

, Spectrum/WMUA 92-93 

Society of Women Engineers/UMass Hands 94-95 

Coliegian/Union Video Center 96-97 

Union Program Council/Japan America Club 98-99 

Cape Verdean/The Index 100-101 

Zoo Disc/Volleyball 102-103 

LBGA/Board Of Governors 1 04- 1 05 

BMCP/Distinguished Visitors Program 106-107 

Hoop Band/Boltwood Project 108-109 

Nommo News/Black Student Union 110-111 


^E ver wonder who makes sure 
nothing goes wrong at concerts, 
sports games, and other UMass 

The 30 student members of 
the Fire and First Aid Club 
are the first to respond in an 
emergency, and they are respon- 
sible for making sure the emer- 
gency exits are in working or- 
der and any fire hazards are 
safely removed. 

The CPR and First Re- 
sponder-certifled students work 
at events held in the Fine Arts 
Center, the Curry Hicks Cage, 
the football stadium, and the 
annual Spring Concert. The 
club members also teach work- 
shops through the department 
of Environmental Health and 


— by Jennifer Fleming 

Logo courtesy of Fire and First Aid 

^ Although it is in a state of 
transition, president Eduardo 
Balaguer is very excited about 
the future of AHORA. For the 
estimated 500 Hispanic stu- 
dents at UMass, AHORA will 
create an atmosphere of friendly 
support amidst the chaos of a 
large university. 

One way that AHORA plans 
to get Hispanics together is to 
sponsor multicultural dances. 
"Hispanics need to feel that they 
are together," Balaguer be- 
lieves. "The dances will give 
people a chance to have fun." 
He envisions a Five-College 
Hispanic Council that will con- 
nect all Hispanics in the Pio- 

neer Valley. Belaguer is work- 
ing with the vice president of 
AHORA, Evelyn DeJesus, to 
establish a network that will 
help match Hispanics with pri- 
vate scholarships and financial 

The future of AHORA is 
limitless in scope. With the 
enthusiasm and dedication of 
its officers and members, 
AHORA hopes to create a strong 
web of services for all Hispan- 
ics. "Giving support academi- 
cally and socially to Spanish- 
speaking people," Balaguer an- 
nounces as the goal of AHORA. 
— by Johanna Rodrigues 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


^ Remember those little yel- 
low cards that were passed out 
in many classes at the begin- 
ning of every semester? For all 
of us who used the opportunity 
to catch up on a month or a 
summer's worth of news, those 
information cards were accom- 
panied by a MassPIRG repre- 
sentative who delivered a "class 
rap" to tell us what projects the 
organization had been involved 
in recently and, hopefully, to 
recruit some new members. 

The 100 student members 
comprise the oldest and largest 
MassPIRG chapter in the state, 
one of 27 chapters. This year 
they were able to gather over 
23,000 signatures in support of 
the addition of two questions to 

the state ballot: the Recycling 
Initiative and the Hazardous 
Waste Clean-Up Bill. 

MassPIRG is involved in the 
Green Voter Project, designed 
to educate and register poten- 
tial voters about the environ- 
mental records of the presiden- 
tial candidates, and the Hun- 
ger Clean-Up and Homeless 
Campaign to raise money for 
area programs. The organiza- 
tion has worked with the UMass 
recycling department on a 
Toxics and Recycling program, 
and students also conduct skill 
workshops and lobby in Boston 
for student rights issues. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

^^AASA, Asian American 
Students Association, really 
stands for diversity as well as 
unity. With over 90 members 
ranging from all parts of the 
world, this student-run organi- 
zation helps Asians "come into 
the limelight," said Kenneth 
Chu, senior AASA president and 
theater major. It's true that the 
association caters to no one in 
particular; anyone, no matter 
his or her ethnic background or 
race, is encouraged to join and 

Through events like ski 
trips, invitational tournaments, 
guest lectures, dances, movies, 

and the Annual Asian Night, 
AASA tries to educate — as 
well as remind — others of the 
uniqueness and importance of 
their own heritage, while still 
being able to enjoy themselves. 
"It's a start for most people, 
especially social-wise. You learn 
that there's people like you: 
Asians," said freshman mem- 
ber William L. Tang, SOM ma- 

"We've all done a great job 

this year, but it doesn't stop 

here. I really believe that the 

best is yet to come," said Chu. 

— by Winna Mei 

Photo by Winna Y. Mei 

^ My speed increased and I 
flew down Orchard Hill towards 
the Campus Center; my desti- 
nation was the Bike Co-op and 
my mission was to repair my 
precious form of transportation. 
After a hard day of classes, my 
bike was in need of air for the 
tires and oil for the gears. I 
entered the Student Union and 
headed for room 319. When I 
left the co-op, my bike was bet- 
ter than ever. 

As you can see, UMass has 
its very own bike repair shop 
that helps out our campus bik- 
ers a great deal. Kevin Murphy, 
a representative at the Center 
for Student Businesses said, 

"Operated by volunteers, the 
co-op provides an environment 
in which you may work on your 
bike with the assistance and 
advice of a co-op member. It is 
a non-profit organized assis- 
tance program that also offers 
bike parts and accessories." No 
one person is responsible for 
the success of the program — it 
is a group effort that is always 
looking for new faces, hands 
and help. 

So don't be afraid to stop 
down at the Student Union in 
room 319 to either fix your own 
bike or volunteer some time to 
help others. — by Diana Gaiso 

Photo by Karen McKendry 


I from 






with their 




■ am really excited about having the 

M Hillel House on campus now. I think 

m it is really great that there is now a 

/ / place of our own where Jewish stu- 

/ / dents can come to programs, live, hang 

/ / out, or just feel at home," said Rabbi 
Saul Perlmutter. Formerly BKO fra- 
ternity, Hillel House, has been located at 388 
North Pleasant Street for the past three years. 
It allows Jewish students the opportunity to live 
in a comfortable setting while strengthening 
their bonds to their Jewish heritage. 

Although students live at Hillel, it is much 
more than just an off-campus residence hall. As 
the center of the Jewish community at UMass, 
Hillel holds many religious events and ceremo- 
nies, such as the Friday night Shabbat Services, 
held in the Hillel House Lounge. Over the course 
of the year, there were four very special services 
when UMass professor of Judaic studies and 
author, Julius Lester, led the Shabbat services. 
Many of the students also participated in build- 
ing the Succah in the fall outside of the house. As 
the Jewish New Year approached, students 
turned out for the Yom Kippur services, held at 
the Student Union Ballroom because Hillel could 
not accommodate the amount of people who 
came to participate. 

Hillel plans social events, such as the Hillel 
semi-formal, and the Chanukah and Purim par- 
ties. "Social events are a good opportunity for 
students, especially freshmen, who are seeking 
other people who share the same interests as 
they do," Hillel president Lisa Katz said, adding 
that the Purim festival is always a highlight on 
the social calendar. 

Educational and cultural activities were of- 
fered at Hillel as well. During the fall semester, 
students had the opportunity to take one-credit 
courses from the University that were spon- 
sored by and taught at Hillel. One popular class, 
"Judaism and Social Issues," dealt with topics 
such as abortion, the environment, and numer- 
ous other social issues as they relate to Jewish 
thought. Hillel also frequently invites guest 
lecturers to come speak, such as storyteller Judith 
Black, who visited in February. 

In the beginning of April, Hillel holds one of its 
most important events — a special week set 
aside to commemorate the Holocaust. Storytell- 
ers narrate the true stories of survivors, and of 
the people who saved their lives. Another night, 
a film or talk by Professor Young, the assistant 

professor of 
English and 
Judaic stud- 
ies, is heard. 
Young also 
teaches an En- 
glish class on 
the Holo- 
caust.) The 
week then con- 
cludes with 
the commemo- 
ration service 
held in the 
Cape Cod 
heavily at- 
tended by stu- 
dents on cam- 
pus between 
their classes. 

Senior psychology major and former chairman of 
the Holocaust Committee Celeste Krochak said, 
"I felt that it was important to plan a week of 
events to commemorate the Holocaust so we can 
remember and learn from it." 

As for cultural events, this year Hillel offered 
students the opportunity to take a two-week trip 
over winter break to Israel. This was a fantastic 
chance to experience the beauty, growth, and 
diversity of Israel. Katz said of Jerusalem, "It's 
a magical city, and those who enter it leave as a 
new and enlightened person. "Another big event, 
the Jewish Arts festival, gives students the op- 
portunity to learn about the Jewish experience. 
The whole month of February is filled with excit- 
ing and festive Jewish cultural events. There 
are Israeli singers and dancers, authors, and 

All these events are not restricted to the stu- 
dents living at Hillel, but are for all Jewish 
students at UMass. David Sands, a senior opera- 
tions management major, says "Even though I 
don't live at the Hillel House, I feel like I have 
just as much opportunity to partake in all of the 
great activities offered." Celeste Krochak said of 
her experiences with Hillel, "I feel very fortunate 
that I had taken advantage of what Hillel had to 
offer during my attendance at UMass. Hillel 
taught me not only about my religion and my 
culture, but gave me an introspection on myself." 

— by Andrew Sternburg 


Josh Krancer supporting Hillel 
on the Campus Center Concourse. 
Photo courtesy of Hillel 

Lisa Katz, president of Hillel, 
and Rachel Grose having a "ball" of 
a time outside the Hillel house. 
Formerly the BKO fraternity house, 
the Hillel House stands on North 
Pleasant Street Photo by Josh 

Em Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 

"Very free ..." says the 
sign. "Everything here is 

Intervarsity Christian 
Fellowship had a table on 
the Campus Center Con- 
course every week to give 
away free Bibles in English, 
Spanish, Portuguese, Chi- 
nese, and other languages, 
as well as numerous other 
pieces of literature. This is 
just one way IVCF offered its 
services to the community. 

Intervarsity also raked 
the lawns of elderly Amherst 
residents in a fall "rake-a- 
thon." Each participant col- 
lected pledges per lawn, do- 
nating these funds to Habi- 
tat for Humanity to help build 
affordable housing for people 
who would otherwise not be 
able to af- 
ford a home 
at all. The 
rakers also 
jumping in 
mounds of 
leaves. "I 
live in Colo- 
rado where 
we really 
don't rake 
much, so I 
had a great 
time raking, 
and I loved 
playing in 
the leaves 
like a kid. The people we 
raked for were all really 
sweet and seemed to appre- 
ciate the help," remembers 
freshman journalism major 
Angel Grant. 

Four times this year, 
IVCF members piled into 
cars and waved goodbye to 
Amherst for a weekend. Each 
semester, they attended a 
chapter and a regional re- 
treat. "Retreats are a lot of 
fun. You get to know people 
in a way that you don't get to 

from just everyday stuff and 
you really grow in your rela- 
tionship with God," said 
sophomore political science 
major Elisa Figuerias. 

Over spring break, four 
UMass Intervarsity mem- 
bers traveled to Providence, 
Rhode Island to woi'k on a 
Habitat for Humanity 
project. Senior psychology 
student Erik Panikian said, 
"Working for Habitat is 
amazing because they serve 
God by serving the commu- 
nity." Junior exchange stu- 
dent Camilla Jones said, "It 
was cold and the work was 
hard, but I loved it. I'd do it 
again in a minute." 

Regular Intervarsity 
happenings included Friday 
night meetings in the Cam- 
pus Center. 
Usually, a 
and music 
the major 
portion of 
the meet- 
ing. Friday 
nights also 
provided a 
time to re- 
lax after a 
long week 
as well aB 
see friends 
and an- 
nounce up- 
coming events. 

IVCF sponsored weekly 
Bible studies in each resi- 
dential area. This helped 
students gain practical 
knowledge of the Bible, grow 
spiritually, and support one 
another. All activities were 
open to all students and com- 
munity members. In service 
to the community, 
Intervarsity Christian Fel- 
lowship aimed also to serve 
the God they put their faith 

— Courtesy of Intervarsity 
Christian Fellowship 


FUN with Foam Rubber 


"We demand the unconditional surrender of all hu- 
mans in the castle!" yelled Malice, the dark elven drow 
general in command of the monsters who surrounded the 
high priestess' castle. 

"Never!" came the reply, as the half-elven archeress 
Sutra stood up in the high battlement of the castle and fired 
an arrow that struck down a goblin. The last battle of the 
war between good and evil had begun. 

According to Brenda Ainsburg, a 22-year-old fresh- 
man at Springfield Tech Community College, boffing, an 
essential aspect of the Pioneer Valley Combat Club ( PVCC ), 
"is a good, safe, and relatively inexpensive way to play out 
your medieval fantasies." Club members role-play char- 
acters ranging from magic us- 
ers to warriors, and "boff ' with 
weapons ranging from magic 
missiles and boulders (foam 
covered in duct tape), and ar- 
rows ( foam-covered plastic golf 
tubes) to polyvinyl chloride 
(PVC) foam-coated axes and 
polearms. During battles, a 
player hit in the limb loses the 
use of that limb; other hits are 
"kills." Face shots aren't al- 
lowed, and armor affords 
added protection. 

"I'm a sergeant-in-train- 
ing," explained Carol 
Livermore, PVCC secretary, 
"which means I help keep things safe at tournaments and 
practices, making sure that weapons pass inspection and 
meet requirements for amount of foam padding. The rules 
are quite exact about weapons construction. All weapons 
are inspected before use." 

Shannon Slate, a freshman computer animation/mar- 
keting BDIC major, helped found the club. "My brother 
got me involved. Initially I was reluctant, but after a while 
I began to enjoy it. I wrote the club's constitution seven 
years ago. When we formed the PVCC, our RSO had about 
eight members. Now there are more than 60 of us," Slate 

John Risley, co-owner of Crossroads Comics, is an- 
other founding member. "I've been boffing for 10 years. 

Now I help organize events." Tournaments, which bring 
together boffers from several schools, take place several 
times a year and are all-day affairs. 

During one tournament held at the end of February in 
Grinnell Arena, John Risley coordinated the scenario like 
a chess game. Players broke up into different groups, each 
trying to gain control of the realm. Miniature figures 
represented the different groups on a giant map. Battles 
were acted out by the participants. The tournament 
brought together a number of players. 

"Boffing is my life!" exclaimed Neil Kusleika, a 1987 
English major graduate now working for WR Grace Corp., 
who was on campus eight years ago when his friends got 
him involved in boffing. "I was a martial artist, and 

discovered boffing was a 
new way to hit people." 

"Maybe we just never 
outgrew Cops and Robbers. 
We just changed the rules 
to suit our particular tastes. 
At any rate, the PVCC has 
some of the least sane people 
on campus as members, and 
I'm proud to be part of it 
all," mused Andy LaPorte, 
the PVCC treasurer and 
bearer of the shield of valor. 

As the monsters at- 
tacked the castle, the last 
few humans desperately at- 
tempted to hold their own. The monsters' archer, however, 
was protected by an invulnerable shield: a zombie immune 
to arrows. Trolls and ores attacked from below. Kuranth, 
defending the stairs from invasion, watched above him as 
Sutra dodged a magic missile. He tore the shield off a dead 
companion and ran up to protect her. Sutra took aim and 
fired once more at the protected archer, splitting the man's 
bow. But it was all in vain. She and Kuranth never saw 
the giant hurl the boulder, only felt it crush them. Malice 
had won victory in the name of his queen, and his prize was 
the high priestess herself — the only human left alive. This 
time, the forces of evil prevailed. 

— by Greg Zenon 




fit* ^ 

Bill Amhrein, Greg Zenon, 
Mary Perrone, Sue Andrews, 
and Kevin Jourdain support 
the flag. The club has 
attempted to educate the 
campus about Conservitism. 
Photo by Robin C. Peterson 

An unknown protester 
stands beside Pat Sitaramin 
of the Republican Club at a 
rally at the Student Union. 
Photo by Seth Kaye 

(opposite page) Members of 
the PVCC do battle. Photo by 

The conservative right wing of UMass, com- 
prised of three independent Registered Student 
Organizations (RSOs), is one of the largest interest 
groups on campus. Minuteman writer, senior D. 
Jill Moure, stated, "On a campus of sagging prin- 
ciples, apathetic cynics, liberal politics and multi- 
cultural political correctness, those who still ad- 
here to the morals of our Founding Fathers are 
members of the Republican Club, Young Ameri- 
cans for Freedom, and the Silent Majority." 

The Republican Club, headed this year by Kevin 
Jourdain, held a rally for Republican Party Nomi- 
nation Candidate Pat Buchanan. The club also 
sponsored weekend trips to New Hampshire dur- 
ing the primaries to allow members to campaign for 
Buchanan. Members also met Vice President Dan 
Quayle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and heard former 
President Ronald Reagan speak. The Club pro- 
vides students the opportunity to partake in local 
and national politics. "Being a member and trea- 
surer of the UMass Republican Club has given me 
the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and 
knowledge in leadership, commitment, business, 
and, of course, politics," explained sophomore Mary 
Perrone. "These are all things that I could not get 
in my academic classes or many other places in this 

The Silent Majority is the publisher of The Min- 
uteman , the newspaper dedicated to printing right- 
wing trends, news, and opinions on campus. "It 
also exposes the problem of constant student ex- 
ploitation by the myriad leftist radicals located 
everywhere from classrooms and other RSOs to 
Whitmore," added Moure. 

Young Americans for Freedom, the third leg of 
the triumvirate of Conservative power, is the orga- 
nization responsible for past Sraight Pride Weeks 
and Rally. According to chairpersonBill Amhrein, 
"YAF has traditionally been the more conservative 
offshoot of the Republican Club. Its goal is to 
preserve freedom, liberty, and peace. Its member- 
ship tends to reflect hardline conservative prin- 
ciples, as opposed to giving in to pressure from the 
media and press, thus enabling political expedi- 
ency. YAF's Statement of Principles advocates free 
enterprise, anti-communism, traditional values, 
and constitutional government. As far as the is- 
sues are concerned, YAF promotes tax cuts, SDI, 
anti-communist freedom fighters, the right to life, 
and is very active on the POW/MIA issue. YAF 
members believe in equal rights for all citizens and 
are against any types of reverse discrimination 
such as quotas or the granting of special privileges 
to a person based on his or her race, color, creed, 
sex, national origin, or sexual orientation. YAF is 
also against any form of gun control. 

— by Greg Zenon 



Of the many RSOs on campus, student 
businesses are one of the most unique. In 
an effort to better serve the student commu- 
nity, the businesses provide invaluable 
training and experience to students with an 
entrepreneurial spirit. The Center for Stu- 
dent Businesses provide each organization 
with an adviser and an accountant to over- 
see — but in no way override — decisions 
affecting operations, thereby making them 
truly "student-run." Management of these 
establishments takes on one of two forms: a 
working cooperative like that of Earthfoods 
and People's Market, or a team manage- 
ment system, incorporated by snack bars in 
Southwest, Central, Orchard Hill, and Syl- 

In a cooperative, jobs are broken down 
into committees. According to Debbie White 
of Earthfoods, "Each person participates in 
the managerial duties and the jobs are 
evenly distributed." SabrinaZanella-Foresi 
from People's Market added that "students 
can take initiative to decide what aspect of 
the business they want to be involved in." 

The team management system, on the 
other hand, offers managerial positions for 
those employees seeking added responsi- 
bilities, giving them an opportunity to run 
the business as if it were their own. Advan- 
tages of this type of management structure 
are team decision making, peer evaluation, 
and an increased understanding of opera- 

The services of student businesses are 
varied, from the food services mentioned to 
Tickets Unlimited to the Valley Women's 

Rainie Ward of Greenough Snack Bar 
commented that "the amount of work and 
time put into the business in order for it to 
run effectively is tremendous, but the skills 
and knowledge gained from the experience 
is so rewarding." 

Most importantly, student businesses are 
in business to serve the students at this 
university. The programs here have been 
copied at other campuses throughout the 
country and have had very high success 
rates. Because of their overwhelming suc- 
cess at UMass, student businesses will con- 
tinue to thrive in the 90s and into the next 

— by Leitha Miner 

Mary Chalifour and Paige Meyer 
do some shopping at the People's 
Market. Photo by Josh Krancer 

Junior Accounting major Jessica 
Gianantoni helps a customer at the 
Credit Union. Photo by Karen 



"Good enough to be professional , crazy enough 
to do it for free," is the new motto of the UMass 
Student Federal Credit Union. What they do so 
well is provide responsive, inexpensive, and con- 
venient financial services to all University stu- 
dents and alumni. What is so crazy is that the 
UMSFCU is completely run by volunteers. 
In fact, it is the oldest student-run credit 
union in the country. 

The Credit Union offers an abun 
dance of services. It provides basic 
savings and checking account, as 
well as personal loans. It is conve- 
niently located in the Student 
Union so that all students can 
use its services, from opening 
an account, to purchasing a 
money order, to transferring 

The advantage of the Credit 
Union is that students under- 
stand students. Since the volun- 
teers are students themselves, they 
understand and recognize students 
questions and concerns about financial 

To better service students, the Credit 
Union introduced the "Spring Break" loan. 
With devoted marketing efforts 
from all departments of the 
Credit Union, the "Spring 
Break" loan was successful in 
bringing in many new loan ac- 
counts. As for other future en- 
deavors, junior Mike Margolis, 
vice president of the Credit 
Union, says, "With the influx of 
new volunteers, we are getting a wider 
variety of students with different majors, 
not just business students. This diversity 
has brought new ideas which will trans- 
late into better business services in the future." 

The Credit Union does more than provide 
students with sound financial service; it also 

offers rewarding opportunities for students of all 
majors to obtain practical business experience. 
As junior Tracey Dowd, treasurer, comments, 
"The Student Credit Union gives me real world 
experience that allows me to handle situations 
that would never occur in a classroom." 

Students start as tellers for one semes- 
ter, and then are able to move into any 
department of the Credit Union; thereby 
exposing themselves to experience 
in management, finance, or account- 
ing. After working on a committee, 
a volunteer may want to head the 
committee and have a seat on the 
Board of Directors. Or, he or she 
may want to deal with the daily 
operations of the Credit Union by 
becoming a manager. For example, Jessica 
Gianantoni, full-time manager, decided to 
become a manager right after tellering for 
a semester. She, along with two other 
managers, is now responsible for or- 
chestrating 40 tellers to provide 
daily services and transactions to 
Credit Union members. 
"Through this experience," Jes- 
sica says, "I have greatly en- 
hanced my communications 
skills and leadership qualities." 
Sophomore Eileen Mayko, 
UMSFCU president, comments 
on the valuable experience gained 
at the Credit Union: "In these 
economic times, experience, not 
just grades, will help you in this 
competitive job market. Until you 
enter a dedicated career path later in life, 
you, as a student, will never have this much 

"Crazy," yet "professional," the volun- 
teers at the Credit Union, as Tracey says, 
"truly feel a sense of belonging and commitment 
to the overall success of the Credit Union." 

— by Kathleen McGovern 






you can 


on it! 




a* ! 

The University of Massachusetts Debate Union is an 
organization committed to improving students' abilities to 
analyze critically and speak effectively. A broad range of 
activities are offered to help students achieve these goals. 
The Public Debate program sends students to classrooms 
to debate current topics and encourage discussion of impor- 

tant issues. Parliamentary Debate is a very popular 
activity in the Five-College Area. It utilizes a combination 
of humor, style, and knowledge of current events. 

The team also participated in individual events and 
mock trials for the first time this year. Individual events 
competition encourages students to polish their speaking 
skills in categories like persuasive speaking, rhetorical 
criticism, dramatic interpretation, and impromptu speak- 

Mock trial allowed students to participate in a simulated 
trial situation in the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and 
jurors. The Debate Union also became a Registered Stu- 
dent Organization this year. The team hopes that this new 
development will help to make its services more accessible 
to students and help in furthering the Debate Union's goals 
in years to come. — by Malaika Higgimon 

Members of the UMass debate 
team display their "game faces" for 
the camera. Photo by Malaika 

It's amazing how much debate 
has sprouted from this little 
seedling. The Cannabis Reform 
League has been fighting for a 
change in the anti-drug laws for 
the past year. Photo courtesy of the 



The Cannabis Reform League might be this 
year's most successful grassroots organization. 
They had a membership increase of roughly 3000 
percent since three friends founded it in the fall 
semester of 1991. 

"What we do is a combination of education 
and entertainment," says Aaron Wilson, a his- 
tory major who was one of the founders. "We 
have concerts; people are more likely to turn up 
for a popular band than for a political rally. We 
take the money that we generate to run our 
educational programs." This education consists 
mainly of meetings in the residential halls, where 
League members show a film, hold a brief talk, 
and discuss issues of drug use, mainly about 

"The only person who can stop you from 
doing drugs is yourself," says Wilson, sitting in 
the tiny temporary office the League he has to 
share with another student organization for the 
time being. "It's your choice. We're basically 
handing you a mass of data on the effects 
they (the drugs) have, their dangers 
the side effects, the possible posi- 
tive effects, the legal aspects. We 
want you to digest this data 
and then you ought to make 
your own decision. And the 
education program itself does 
not attempt to recruit people 
into the group." 

Rallying for a legal reform 
is, of course, always a tight- 
rope act that can be easily mis- 
interpreted by its critics. "We 
cannot as a student group advocate 
the breaking of the law — we advocate 
the peaceful working within the system," 
Wilson says. 

"That's the reason we don't let people smoke 
(marijuana) at our rallies anymore, just to avoid 
the image we're trying to get away from; we're 
not a stoner hippie group. We have a lot of 
members who don't even smoke pot." 

What the CRL calls "Metabolical Correct- 
ness" or "em-cee" is of tantamount importance for 
making their plight acceptable to a wide variety 
of supporters on campus, and off campus: "there's 
a large number of people that you'd be surprised 
would support legalization — for example former 
Secretary of State George Shultz." 

There are many names for the contested 
plant: hemp, hash, pot, marijuana or cannabis. 
And there seems to be just as wide a range of 
arguments for legalization, from agricultural to 
moral, from medicinal to constitutional. Indeed 
the League is a Confederation of Independent 
Opinions that gathered under one flag, a canna- 
bis leaf that says "Voter." And the anthem of this 
confederation is Steppenwolf s song "Don't Step 

on the Grass, Sam!" Wilson smiles. 

Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants 
known, and its biomass could be used to provide 
energy and jobs, so the agricultural argument 
goes. Not only is it a non-fossil energy source, but 
for centuries until WWI, it was the basis for 
textile rope and paper making. Indeed "canna- 
bis" and "canvas" share the same etymology. 
Jefferson and Washington grew it. And its 
staple crop variant makes very poor-grade mari- 
juana, which makes it safe from illegal uses. 
Says Wilson, "If marijuana was made legal in 
Massachusetts, you would see both the paper 
and the cloth industry, which are both dead more 
or less, get jump-started." 

Some doctors value its narcotic active agent 
THC ( tetra hydro cannabinol ) for pain relief or to 
alleviate nausea induced by ACT ( chemotherapy ). 
"In this state," Wilson says, "marijuana was just 
made legal for that purpose, actually a pretty big 

A third approach of the Cannabis 
Reform League is based on docu- 
ments like the California Attor- 
ney General's research Advi- 
sory Panel report (1989), 
which compare marijuana 
not to "hard drugs," but 
rather to the quantitatively 
most important and harm- 
ful drugs, alcohol and nico- 
tine. Even under the 
teetotalitarianism of prohi- 
bition, "personal use and pos- 
session" of alcohol were legal 
rights. Possession of marijuana, 
the study argues, "should be made an 
infraction rather than a crime, calling for a 
citation and a nominal fine." 

This is known not as "legalization" but as 
"decriminalization," Wilson explains. "Decrim 
means that you're not supposed to possess it or 
grow it or smoke it or buy it or sell it, but the 
penalties for doing so are pretty light." These 
and other constitutional considerations are what 
CRL focuses on most. "Our big project last 
semester was a celebration of the 200th anniver- 
sary of the Bill of Rights, that went until 4:30 
that night in the Student Union Ballroom," says 
Wilson, adding that the Bill of Rights itself was 
written on hemp paper. 

The group's short-term goals are spearheaded 
towards petitions for local and statewide ballots 
to "decrim pot." Their expected schedule: "a year 
and a half to two years for Amherst, and three to 
five years for the state." Just in time for a festive 
graduation with champagne, caviar and league- 
reformed cannabis, with diplomas and mortar- 
boards made of legally homegrown hemp? Just 
you vote and see. — by Hilmar T. Schmundt 








Spectrum Editors Bobby Lee, Jen 
Saarinen, Tonya Sides, Suzy 
Herring , Jason Danziger, Karen 
Cramer, and Jean Chu. Photo by 
Hilmar Schumundt 




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The fall of 1991 saw a proliferation of fliers 
commanding "Submit to Spectrum." No, this 
was not a demand to submit to a secret 
sadomasichistic cult. Spectrum is the annual 
literary magazine — advertisement-free, but 
reader-cost free — that publishes the art and 
literature of Five-College students. This year 
marks the 25th anniversary of its first publica- 

In hindsight, there are certain highlights 
that were significant far beyond the realm of the 
Five-College community — for example, inter- 
views with novelist James Baldwin, r poet Rob- 
ert Frances. Or the art editorship of Scott Prior, 
whose college woodcuts and collages were printed 
in Spectrum long before his abstract and 
hyperrealist paintings could be admired in places 
like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As a 
Mutant Teenage undergrad, Peter Laird sub- 
mitted drawings and cartoons in the seventies, 
when the rest 
of the world 
had not even 
dreamt of the 
species "Ninja 
Turtle." Jo- 
seph Theroux 
brother of the 
novelist and 
Paul) was po- 
etry editor be- 
fore he became 
a novelist him- 
self and moved 
to Hawaii. 

But this 

only sidetracks from the magazine's main pur- 
poses, which, according to a 1984 editorial, should 
cut three ways. First, it provides students with 
a chance to get published, and later on rich and 
famous (see examples above). 

Second, it gives them the opportunity to 
work in all phases of production. In the words of 
Scott Prior, "I was privileged to be art editor for 
Spectrum in 1970 and 197 1 ... As I remember the 
experience, I realize how invaluable Spectrum 
was for me personally as direct experience which 
I carried beyond graduation, and as a vehicle for 
the visual artist at the University to be con- 
nected with the world of publishing." Third, it 
offers the community an occasion to share in 
some interests, hopes, and accomplishments of 

its artists. 

In addition to that, the magazine can be seen 
as a looking glass for the whole University — 
politically and academically. Its pages reflect a 
wide "spectrum" of the concerns that make up 
the social context of a given time. It can be 
viewed as an annual crossection through the 
ongoing artistic and intellectual fermentation. 
This fourth and unofficial function becomes most 
apparent when we look at how the magazine 
reflected the respective spirit of each of the four 
decades it partook of, from the late sixties through 
the early nineties. 

The first editions from December 7 onwards 
were inundated by the vibrations of the sixties. 
Adorned with colorful pop-art covers depicting 
peace symbols or hippie-nudes, it contained ar- 
ticles on "Love is All You Need — The Hippie and 
Society" or on "Speed-Freakism" (by Jules 
Chametsky). Nevertheless, the "General Interest 

Magazine," as 
its subtitle ran, 
was something 
of a flagship 
fessional con- 
tributors and an 
annual SATF 
endowment of 
$35,000 — 
twice as much 
as today. With 
this financial 
power, both an 
extremely high 
quality and 
some experi- 
mental new 
could flower. 

In the mid-seventies, the format shrank half- 
way towards the size of the Gideon Bible. This, 
of course, was due less to less "expanded" minds, 
but because the budget had been gradually re- 
duced to 30 percent of the original amount. True, 
the quality was still high, especially in fiction 
and poetry, but there soon was only one annual 
edition left, instead of one per semester. A small 
editorial board, sometimes only a single editor, 
presided over the staff of what was then called 
the "Undergraduate Fine Arts Magazine." 

In 1980, a versatile poet and art critic, Charles 
Francis Caroll, joined Spectrum as literary edi- 
tor. Having been a prolific contributor for years, 
he soon became managing editor, and remained 

on the editorial board all through the eighties. 
Soon the format was back to normal (secular 
size ) again. Although this was financially the hard- 
est time (with the SATF budget reduced to a mere 
$4700 in '89), a totally new era began, radically 
changing all aspects of publication. 

In the endeavor to highlight the "Social Sig- 
nificance of Art," the selection process was now 
determined by annual themes paradigmatic for 
the decade: "Endangered Species" ('83), "1984 
and Beyond" ('84), "The Third World and a New 
World" ('85), "Art and Science" ( '86 ), culminating 
in the 112-page "Deluxe Double Issue" C87-'88) 
on the 20th anniversary. One of the intentions 
behind this two-year mammoth achievement of 
unprecedented quality was to prove Spectrum 
worthy of more support. It worked. The budget 
tripled, being jointly financed by the Student 
Government, the Arts Council, and the Gradu- 
ate Student Senate, in that order. 

By including the best work of former issues, 
and thus looking back at its early period in the 
late sixties, Spectrum paid homage to its liberal 
cultural heritage. Only that sexual liberation, 
drugs and Vietnam were now replaced by a more 
global artistic vision, involving ecology and third 
world issues. Due to the flexible interpretation, 
this thematic scope did not demean the artistic 
excellence of these numbers. 

But most important, these progressive notions 
were applied to the art of publishing itself: "In order to 
open our parameters," the editorial read in '83, "Spec- 
trum moved away from a hierarchical structure to a 
collective decision-, policy-, and selection-making pro- 
cess. The move away from an editorial clique to a 
collective was difficult, but nevertheless a move for- 
ward."Spec^rum's constitution established these prin- 
ciples. In this spirit, the 25th edition* '92) is the first 
one to be run by two co-editors sharing responsibility 
in five departments of what is today called the "Liter- 
ary and Fine Arts Magazine." 

As for the Spectrum of the '90s, who can tell 
what new flavor it has. Maybe it has become 
more subtle and professional. Last year, the 
Spectrumites experimented with the separation 
of text and picture into different sections of the 
magazine in order to avoid semiotic interference 
of the two modes of representation. The com- 
puter era also began to show through in the 
layout with crazy colors and sophisticated page 
designs; however, it would be premature to 
summarize the tendencies at the most recent 
end of the Spectrum, in its fourth decade. But we 
certainly can have great ex-spec£r-ations for its 
second quarter century. 

— by Hilmar T. Schmundt 


"In the sleepy west of the woody east is a valley full, 
full o'pioneer. We're not just kids, to say the least; we 
got ideas to us that's dear." — The Pixies 

WMUA, like the University of Massachusetts, rep- 
resents "ideas to us that's dear." The entirely student- 
run radio station, located in the Campus Center base- 
ment, appeals to a diverse group of people who delight 
in the variety played on 91.1 FM. Junior Emily 
Stewart, WMUA's news director, said, "What I do 
think sets WMUA apart is that you do hear stuff that 
you wouldn't hear on other stations. We go out of our 

John Densimore and WMUA staff. Photo courtesy of WMUA 

way to play things that wouldn't be heard "up the 
dial" — from Polka Bandstand every Saturday, to Golden 
Oldies, to Rap and World Beat music. You name it, we 
got it." 

However, a variegated musical experience is not the 
only reason students seek out the basement studio. 
Stewart remarked, "You don't necessarily have to be a 
big music fan to be involved with WMUA. There are 
positions available in sales, business management, 
news, public affairs, and sports. You can get experi- 
ence in a variety of fields." 

Stewart says she got involved with WMUA because 
she "was looking for practical experience in the com- 
munications field, and no matter where your interests 
lie, you can find a place where you can fit in at the radio 
station." Emily found the people at WMUA to be her 
good friends; "that is what is so great about WMUA. It 
is not only a place filled with ideas but a place where 
you can make friends and find experience." 

Senior Lisa LaMontagne says she "had a lot of fun 
working at WMUA, but it was also a place where she 
discovered herself and her career goals." Jim Powers 
says his favorite part about the station is the fact that 
"he loves doing his show." Being a part of the radio 
family means you get involved with the news, the DJ 
radio shows, and a friendly atmosphere. 

— by Julie Douglas 



"I am an engineer. In my profession, I 
take deep pride . . . In the performance of 
duty and commitment to my profession, I 
will give the best of the talents I have to 
offer. " 

Taken from the 
Order of theEngineer Pledge 1992 

"Once you get grabbed, you want to 
give back," explained president Amy 
Silverman about her involvement in SWE 
(Society of Women Engineers). "I started 
by selling coffee and donuts ... I never 
would have thought I'd be president!" she 

Belonging and a sense of pride are two 
things that SWE strives to give its mem- 
bers. All members of SWE are involved in 
a committee, and contribute to the SWE 
family. Sales of coffee and donuts are 
coordinated by the fundraising commit- 
tee, and gives students and professors a 
breaktime to socialize before the day starts. 
Vital to SWE, the membership committee 
stirs up a drive each semester to recruit 
new members. SWE activities are orga- 
nized by the activity committee, and the 
publicity committee calls all women engi- 
neers to events. To become a part of SWE 
is to instantly gain a spot in SWE's family 

This year, the "grabbing" began at the 
elementary level with SWE's Girl Scout 
program. Members spent Saturdays with 
Northampton Girl Scout troops, trying to 
erase fear of technology while helping the 
scout earn a badge. The sixth-graders 
learned that they use technical informa- 
tion every day while having fun. They 
played games that proved their daily lives 
were surrounded by technology. 

The next step of SWE's network is the 
SHOUT program. The SHOUT program 
is an outreach program where engineer- 
ing students from UMass go out to high 
schools and junior high schools to relate 
their experiences as engineering students, 
and to spark interest in math and science. 
"At first, it was just something to get out of 

class," SHOUT leader Julie Rodrigues ac- 
knowledged, "but when I started talking 
about my experience at UMass, they got 
interested. They were very interested in 
how their high school classes would help 
them in college." 

With Career Day, co-sponsored by 
Women in Engineering, SWE transformed 
a Saturday in October into a day of inspi- 
ration and encouragement for all who at- 
tended. High school andjunior high school 
students, their teachers, and counselors 
from around the state, came to UMass for 
a day of learning about the UMass engi- 
neering program and engineering careers. 
Informal workshops and panels were given 
by professionals and students on topics 
that range from "Why Engineering?" to 
"Engineers at Work." This program per- 
sonified engineering, giving high school 
andjunior high students a chance to relate 
to college students and professionals in 
the field. Assuredly, the day must have 
challenged many students to think about 
engineering careers. 

First-year students accepted to the 
college of engineering are immediately 
under the wing of a Big Sister. Senior 
industrial engineer Tiffany Sargent re- 
flects, "Letters from my Big Sister made 
me feel really comfortable about coming to 
UMass, and it gave me a chance to ask 
questions like: Can you iron in your room?" 
At the Big Sister/Little Sister pizza party, 
new students are encouraged to join SWE. 
"SWE helped me get a resume together, 
and get contacts with people in the profes- 
sion (industrial engineering)," declared 
senior Cindy Puckett. 

In the College of Engineering, where 
only 17 percent (1991 figure) of under- 
graduate enrollment are female students, 
SWE creates a unique social and profes- 
sional network for all women engineers at 
UMass. SWE encourages underclassmen 
to stick with engineering, and provides 
vital role models and support groups for 
all future engineers. 

— by Johanna Rodrigues 

Members of UMass Hands 
practice their skills at one of 
their meetings. The group 
meets to promote and learn 
the art of Sign Language. 
Photo by Jane Kim 


One of Hands' instructors 
passes on a new sign to her 
students. Photo by Jane Kim 

A student tries out her sign 
language on other members of 
the club. Photo by Jane Kim 



of the 


UMass Hands is a sign language and 
deaf culture club which caters to a diverse 
group of both hearing and deaf people. 
Members include UMass undergraduate 
and graduate students as well as people 
from the community. All you need to have 
in order to belong in the club is the desire to 
learn or better your sign language s kills . 
The informal atmosphere allows members 
to interact comfortably and form friend- 
ships with people who possess all different 
levels of sign language skills. 

UMass Hands was started several years 
ago by Denise Rainville, a sign language 
interpreter at UMass Disability Services. It 
was her desire to offer students at the 
University and members of the community 
a place to leam sign language, brush up on 
their skills, and meet people from the area 
who had similar interests as themselves. 

The group continued to grow. As a result 
of a merger between Abilities Unlimited 
and Denise's sign language club, the Regis- 
tered Student Organization UMass Hands 
was formed. The current officers are: Estee 
Chait (president), Stacey Cordwell (vice 
president), Julie Jodoin (treasurer). 

At meetings, members form groups ac- 
cording to sign language proficiency. In 
these groups, emphasis is put on learning 
American Sign Language (ASL). Discus- 
sions roncerning deaf culture are also held 
in order to broaden member's perspectives 
and understandings about the deaf commu- 
nity and deaf culture. 

Alongwithofferingclasses, UMassHands 
sponsors close-captioned wide-screen mov- 
ies. The movies are held once a month and 
are open to the public free of charge. In 
March, the Rob Rivest Mime Theatre came 
to Bowker Auditorium. This event showed 
how thoughts and feelings can be expressed 
withoutwords. The club also sponsors other 
events related to deaf culture and does sign 
language presentations in the various resi- 
dential areas. 

People of all levels of signlanguage exper- 
tise and interest are welcome to attend the 
weekly meetings. The members of UMass 
Hands are continually looking for ways to 
improve and expand. Please feel free to join 
at any time. 

- by Estee Chait 






The daily life of a daily 

Every day at the Collegian 

Collegian Staff 

It's 5 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in the Collegian news- 
room. Arts editor Lisa Curtis paces the Campus Center basement 
office as she waits for the This Weekend cover story to walk in the 
door. Seth Kaye, the creator of the highly stylized cover, waits for 
Lisa and the story. 

In the business office of the Collegian, business manager 
Randee Pastel and professional business manager Brian 
Harrington discuss last week's advertising revenue. Like all 
newspapers in New England, the recession has dug deep into 

Collegian photo by Seth Kaye 

Day graphics supervisor Jenny Burns looks elsewhere 
for inspiration for the next issue. 


advertising and the Collegian has had to restructure ad rates and 
beef up the ad representative corps to keep the paper in the black. 

Ten feet from Lisa and Seth, in the closet-sized budget room, 
managing Editor Dan Wetzel, news editor Gayle Long, production 
manager Mike Carvalho and photographer Matt Kahn plan out 
the next day's Massachusetts Daily Collegian. 

This is a routine repeated every class day at the University of 
Massachusetts. Five o'clock is the first deadline of the day for 
most of the newsroom, and serves as a warning for the rest of the 
departments that their deadlines are only hours away. It is then 
left to one of the beleaguered night editors — the five most 
experienced men and women at the paper — to ensure that a 
finished, well-edited Collegian makes it to Turley Publications in 
Palmer around or about 2 a.m. every day for 17,000 to 21,000 
copies to be printed. 

For the over 200 students involved at the paper, the much 
cursed and ridiculed Collegian is a passion. This year the paper 
underwent a major change in production with the installation of 
thousands of dollars of advanced Macintosh equipment. The 
system has streamlined night graphics and has improved the look 
of the "largest college daily" in New England dramatically. 

But for all the changes, office politics and problems, most 
"Collegian -people" still unconsciously focus all their energies on 
5 p.m. Fall editor-in-chief Gayle Long, who has held several 
positions at the Collegian over her seven semesters with the 
paper, said she's ready to write the book on her "love/hate" 
relationship with the place. 

"I'll tell you what 5 o'clock on Thursday means to me — a trip to 
the TOC," she said. 

Marc Elliott, spring editor in chief and managing editor during 
the fall, said 5 p.m. has never fazed him much. The self-described 
"phallic burrito," as managing editor, he usually sat in on budget 
with a cookie and a juice. 

"I never get upset over deadline," he said, with his usual dead- 
pan voice. "I'd kill for a window, however." 

Marc remains philosophical about his experiences at the Colle- 
gian. "They are the most frustrating friends I've ever had," he 





SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1992 

UVC on the move 

From two monitors in the Student Union to a 
fully operational cable station is just too cool 

Associated Index Press 

The Union Video Center has had an exciting year, enjoying 
many new members, exciting programming, fun, games, and 
more, as the UVC made UMass (and national) history. UVC's 
audience grew from the viewers of the two monitors in the 
Student Union to thousands of residents of the campus commu- 
nity as UVC became UVC-TV, Channel 19, on Housing Services 
Cable Network. 

UVC is now a cable television station run entirely by and 
for students, providing an exciting and rare opportunity for 
UMass students. "UVC, first and foremost, is a training station. 
That's what we always have been, that's what we always will be, 
and while we welcome the challenge of a student station, we still 
create a safe environment for anyone interested in video. UVC 
members can work on sports, news, and even shoot their own 
feature movies. In short, UVC is what students make of it, 
because UVC is student TV," said Alec Jarnagin, a senior 
communications major and UVC president. 

UVC has covered more events on campus this year than in 
the past, and has covered the popular UMass Minutepeople 
basketball games. "UVC has the potential to become a recipe 
combining CNN, MTV and the Discovery Channel, with stu- 
dents doing the cooking," said Joanna Heron, cable coordinator 
and a junior environmental studies major. 

The Student Video Project, UVC's ancestor, was founded 
circa 1976 by David Skillacorn, now a producer for channel 5 in 
Boston. The Project had a small office in the basement of the 
Campus Center, with very few members. Reel-to-reel videotape 
was used, an ancient relic compared to the full line of S-VHS 

equipment UVC uses today. UVC's general manager and 
adviser, Lorelle Paul, said "It's been exciting to watch UVC's 
growth. In the three years that I've been here, UVC has 
undergone a complete transformation from a consumer-ori- 
ented video center to a thriving cable [station] equipped with 
industrial format facilities, and the major factor in that trans- 
formation has been student involvement, their commitment, 
creativity, and ability to work together successfully for the 
campus community." 

UVC has grown in many ways. "UVC is a great opportunity 
for people to expand their knowledge and experience in video. 
It's a way for someone to get experience in a field that they might 
want to venture into later in life," said senior COINS/communi- 
cations double major and UVC production coordinator, Keith 
Millet. UVC now has a full S-VHS editing suite, full audio 
system, two Amiga computers, video digitizer, video decks, as 
well as cameras, lighting kits, microphones, and more. 

From two monitors in the Student Union to a fully opera- 
tional cable station, UVC is on the move. The Union Video 
Center provides training in all aspects of video production to 
undergraduates. New members are always welcome. Accord- 
ing to Laura Errico, senior communications major, and UVC's 
workshop coordinator, "Membership has its privileges — it's the 
only way you can get your hands on video equipment at UMass." 

The UVC congratulates the 1992 senior class and wishes 
them luck and happiness, and salutes their work over the years, 
"Peace, love and video to all." 



UPC works to provide another music-packed season 

It's been 15 years since Union Program Council (UPC ) started doing 
what it's been doing — giving music to UMass. Dave White, senior 
COINS major, said, "We are the only college in the Northeast that handles 
all aspects of production ourselves. We are the largest student-run 
production company in the East. Students who do get involved have by 
far the best education in the music industry." 

In the 199 1- 1992 academic year, UPC had the pleasure to provide yet 
another fun-filled, music-packed season. Unsurprisingly, the atmo- 

sphere was less than academic at this year's concerts: 
Dinosaur Jr., 3rd Bass, Shabba Ranks, Jello Biafra, 
Cordelia's Dad, Superchunk, Pearl Jam, and De La Soul, 
not to mention the grand finale, the Spring Concert. 

Historically, UMass has hosted such artists as REM, 
U2, Talking Heads, INXS, and Jesus Jones well before 
they achieved mainstream recognition. The Shabba Ranks 
and Pearl Jam shows are examples of UPC's reputation of 
booking talent who are on the verge of national stardom. 

It takes a lot of time and energy to produce big names 
like these, and simultaneously please the music taste of a 
wide-ranged audience. A smoothly-run concert event 
takes weeks — even months — to organize and produce. 
Details involve everything from contacting agents and 
arranging ticket giveaways, to wiring a lighting system 
and placing towels in the dressing room. 

UPC does its best to please everyone in the Happy 
Valley. Feedback is received by doing surveys at UPC 
general committee meetings, as well as show nights. 
Talent is booked in advance by the talent coordinator ( Ami 
Bennit) and the multi-cultural talent coordinator (Keith 
Campbell) who match the outcome of the surveys to the 
availables, which in most cases makes a show. 

Promoting a UPC event is an involved process. As 
soon as a show has been confirmed, the promotions man- 
ager (Karen Signorelli) and advertising manager (Shan- 
non Watson) start jotting down ideas months before the 
show date to assure they are targeting the right audience 
and using the most effective promotional media. 

As the concert date moves nearer, the security, stage 
crew, and hospitality aspect of production come into play. 
Getting students to volunteer and work the shows is yet 
another long task. To recruit committee workers, UPC 
holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays. These meetings also 
serve as informational and training sessions to get the 
UMass community involved with their concert connec- 

Prior to the show date, security coordinators (Debbie 
Garron and Paul Obringer ), hospitality coordinators (Kari 
Dahl and Jayne Riley), and stage crew manager (Erin 
Flanagan ) make sure that everyone scheduled to work the 
shows is prepared for their responsibilities. In this case, 
making sure that the artists and the audience are safe 
from any unexpected altercations, the bands, crew, and 
staff are well-fed, and that the stage is equipped with 
proper lighting and sound. 

To make sure everything is run smoothly, the produc- 
tion manager ( Dave White ) and his assistant (Eric Olsson) 
are present to assist in any way. It is up to them to ensure 
nothing goes wrong. At the end, after a spectacular 
performance, the business manager (John Van Lokeren) 
handles payment issues with the artists. 

As the band packs its gear and heads for another "gig," 
the sweaty, dazed crowd leaves the venue, and the Union 
Program Council is left with the remainders of yet another 
UPC production . _ by Migue i DeJesus and Kari Dahl 


The Japan America club 
meets in the Campus Center 
early this semester. Photo by 
Winna Y. Met 

Senior art major Keith 
Campbell, a four year member 
of UPC proudly displays a 
poster for one of their upcoming 
acts. Photo by Karen McKendry 

(opposite page) Jello Biafra 
performs for UPC on his 
Spoken Word Tour. This was 
anothersuccessforUPC. Photo 
by Josh Reynolds 

at the 
Japan America Club 

The Japan America Club brings 
Japanese culture to UMass. This 
active group includes exchange stu- 
dents from Japan, Japanese- Ameri- 
cans, students of the Japanese lan- 
guage and culture, or those simply 
interested in the club. 

Anthony Garreffi, a senior BDIC 
major and president of the Japan 
America Club, believes the organiza- 
tion promotes interaction and com- 
munication between native Japanese 
speakers and those learning the lan- 
guage. In addition, the club increases 
cultural awareness of Japanese to 
the public, and serves as a "social 
club" for those interested in the Japa- 
nese culture. 

Many of the club's social events 
revolve around food, such as week- 
end brunches. Sushi, yakisoba, and 
yakitori — which is the Japanese 
version of fried chicken — are just a 
sample of some favorite dishes. Tony 
Bonacci, a Japanese/physics double 
major, commented, "The brunches 
are a time to mingle with Japanese 
exchange students and other Japa- 
nese majors . . . we spend time speak- 
ing Japanese, and it is more casual 
and less pressured than when we 
talk to professors." Bonacci is learn- 
ing what Japanese food really tastes 
like in preparation for his exchange 
to Japan. 

During Japan Week in December, 
the club held a Karaoke. Many 
Americans are familiar with this 
adopted sing-along, which originated 
andisverypopularinJapan. Garreffi 
recalls that night as "a big event 
where language was shared." An- 
other cultural event held during the 
week was a reenactment of a Japa- 
nese Tea ceremony. Traditionally, 
this is a ritual for courting couples 
which reinforces the bond between 

— by Jolumnct Rodrigues 


"The Cape Verdean Student Alliance is one of the most dynamic 
organizations on campus. It focuses on the cultural aspect of Cape 
Verdean ways, by keeping the Cape Verdean culture alive outside 
the Cape Verdean islands, which is a very difficult thing to do in 
another country. The oi'ganization somehow has found a formula to 
keep the bonding and culture alive here at the University as well as 
in New England," said Sidonio Ferreira, an academic adviser for the 
CCEBMS program, and prior officer of the organization. 

Consisting of about 25 active members, the organization was 
established in 1982 by a group of motivated students who had a 
dream to be recognized on campus and promote the awareness of the 
Cape Verdean culture here at the University as well as in the 
sui-rounding community. The secretary of the Alliance, junior Ana 
Lisa Santos, said, "We're a family. It's a support group, a place where 
Cape Verdean students can speak the Cape Verdean language and 
be among people who understand the Cape Verdean culture." 

Photo by Emmanuel R. Fernandes 

The organization, through the initiation of various cultural pro- 
grams, promotes the awareness of Cape Verde (a group of islands 
located some 480 km off the west coast of Senegal, Africa) and the 
Cape Verdean culture. During the fall semester, the organization has 
a Cape Verdean Night, and during the spring semester the Cape 
Verdean Awareness week, which ends with the annual Cape Verdean 
Awareness Day. In addition to these big events, the organization also 
holds fundraisers which provides for book scholarships for incoming 
freshmen, and the increased educational materials for its library 
(located in its office at 416 New Africa House). "I can always count on 
the support of the members. I always seem to be updated with the 
current situations in Cape Verde," said Maria Gomes. The organiza- 
tion is presently working on establishing a strong association with its 
alumni, by implementing for the first time an Alumni Dinner. This 
allows the Cape Verdean alumni to return, and see what the organi- 
zation is presently doing, as well as develop stronger ties to promote 
a change to some of the problems which exist in Cape Verde. The 
organization is also working on an International Internship, where 
students from the University will have the opportunity to gain 
experience working abroad, develop a language, and recognize some 
of the key problems in Cape Verde, in order to promote research for the 
future. "It has helped me to understand myself as a Cape Verdean, 
and learn what the culture is all about. Being an officer has been a 
very challenging experience for me; it has helped me to become 
personally involved with the group," said Nicole Roberts, treasurer of 

the organization. 

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Layout editor John Tafe 
looks through the preview 
book. Photo by Karen 

Layout editor Liane Fisher 
and marketing director Linda 
Petrillo look like seasoned 
travellers on their return flight 
from the national media 
convention this year. Photo by 
Matt Putnam 


"We do it 

all year long..." 

Managing editor Matt 
Putnam conducts a meeting. 
Matt will return next year as 
editor in chief. Photo by Karen 

Copy editor, Jen Blunt, and 
photo editor, K. A. Burke relax 
on the plane to Denver on the 
way to a college Media 
Convention. Photo by Matt 

The University of Massachusetts is a 
large and diversified place, one which can 
be difficult to adequately capture, even in 
344 pages. The Index works hard every 
year to provide the University with an 
accurate reminder of the persons, places 
and events of the past year. This task is not 
easy and requires tremendous work and 
dedication from every staff member and 

Buried in the bottom of the Campus 
Center, the 1992 Index staff of approxi- 
mately 30 people took pictures and wrote 
stories to capture various "impressions" of 
the University. This included talking with 
many different organizations, attending 
almost every sporting event, and listening 
to all opinions offered — from both within 
and outside of staff — on how the yearbook 
should adequately represent our Univer- 

The 1992 academic year was a turning 
point for the Index. This was actually the 
first year in many that we had a staff of 
editors. However, without the dedication 
and talents of staff members and contribu- 
tors, we could not have produced the book 
as professionally and of such high calibre. 

In the beginning of the fall semester, 
things were rough, as editors were con- 
fronted with a completely new organiza- 
tional structure. As could be expected, 
there were a lot of wrinkles that needed to 
be ironed out. The biggest crease though, 
came when the fall editor in chief could not 
return for the spring semester. Despite 
the disruption in leadership, the staff ad- 
justed rapidly, producing the first 68-page 
deadline of the spring semester on time. 

There were more firsts for the 1992 In- 
dex, including a large turnout for senior 
portraits, and a brand new preview book, 
designed by the entire staff. The preview 
book, which was mailed to seniors' parents, 
consisted of the opening section of the year- 
book and was instrumental in increasing 
book sales in a year that was slow due to 

the sluggish economy. The staff was espe- 
cially proud of the preview book, as many 
universities throughout the country re- 
sponded with plans to follow the Index's 

Marketing director, Linda Petrillo, was 
involved in the distribution of the preview 
book and was encouraged by its results. 
"The preview book definitely helped to boost 
our sales. The yearbook has never had a 
large marketing campaign such as this, 
and the results were excellent. We will 
definitely consider this for future year- 

The preview book also helped to boost 
the staff spirit when deadlines as large as 
132 pages were due just about the same 
time as midterms. The biggest problem 
facing the In dex can be motivation. Awards 
such "Geek of the Week" or "Highest Book 
Seller of the Month" helped to boost book 
sales, as well as add a little fun to a place 
that could be sometimes overwhelming. 

Matt Putnam, managing editor, was es- 
pecially concerned at times about the staffs 
morale. "One of our biggest problems can 
be trying to get volunteers to work on a 
deadline when they have to study for an 
exam. We don't have much to offer at 
times, so we try to come up with these 
'Geek' awards and let people know that we 
really appreciate them." 

The yearbook is a challenging and excit- 
ing place to work. It provides people with a 
way to gain valuable experience in produc- 
tion and management. The staff worked 
hard to complete sometimes impossible 
deadlines, with results that were nothing 
less then spectacular. The best part is that 
everyone works for a common goal; to put 
out "the best damn yearbook this univer- 
sity has ever seen." The 1992 Index staff 
feels they have accomplished that goal and 
then some. 

— by Mary A. Dukakis, editor in chief 


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Ultimate Frisbee is one of the most challeng- 
ing sports of the present day, combining the 
speed, endurance, and agility of soccer, position- 
ing and leaping of basketball, and overall intel- 
ligence and physical ability. Ultimate Frisbee is 
rapidly growing in popularity throughout the 
world, constantly adding men's and women's 
college and club teams, as well as high school 

Ultimate Frisbee tournaments do not have 
referees deciding games, and there are not usu- 
ally any coaches. This lack of formality forces 
players to rely on and trust each other. It takes 
determination, a strong will, and tremendous 
desire to be a successful ultimate frisbee player. 
This combinatoin of trust and hard work creates 
the draw that Ultimate Frisbee has on people. 

Jed Geary, a senior psychology major, was 
attracted to Ultimate Frisbee for the "less- for- 
malized format of ultimate without coaches and 
referees, the ability to compete against other 
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the spirit of the game." The "Spirit of the Game" 
is a clause in the rules which states "Highly 
competitive play is encouraged, but never at the 
expense of the bond of mutual respect between 
players, adherence to the agreed upon rules of 
the game, or the basic joy of play. Such actions 
as taunting, dangerous aggression, intentional 
fouling, or other win-at-all costs behavior are 
contrary to the spirit of the game and must be 
avoided by all players." 

In 1985, the Zoo Disc team was the national 
champion. In 1988, Zoo Disc members, alumni, 
and local friends were two games away from 
traveling to Florida to bid for the spot of national 

Ultimate Frisbee is not only competitive and 
demanding, but most simply put, Ultimate is 
fun. Tim O'Leary, a junior English major, 
summed it up when he jokingly said, "The action 
makes me feel high!" 

— courtesy of Zoo Disc 


(Above) The University of 
Massachusetts Zoo Disc frisbee 
team poses for a photo on the 
practice field. Photo courtesy of 
Zoo Disc 

(Right) The UMass Volleyball 
Club. Front Row: Matt King, Andy 
Varshavsky, Michael Jurgens, Dan 
Halstead Back Row: Sean 
Morrison, Andy Schroeder, Chris 
Smith, Dan David, Carlos Figuera, 
and Paul Martinez, coach. Photo 
by Due Van Le 

Zoo Disc team members battle 
for possession during a practice. 
Photo courtesy of Zoo Disc 

Serve it up! Volleyball's back! 

The men's volleyball club is one of the newly-formed club 
sports on campus. After having much success in the early 
1980s, it was disbanded. It was only until last year that a 
couple of men at the University who were interested in 
playing college volleyball started the club up again. 

This year, the UMass Volleyball Club gained RSO status. 
They improved their play dramatically, making the club 
ready to go after the title of the New England College 
Volleyball League. Matt King, a junior at the University and 
the team's captain, said that last year was a learning experi- 
ence. "We found out the ins and outs of the club system and 
are ready to apply it to this year," he said. 

This year's club was blessed with a lot of talent and 
people with initiative. Under the direction of Coach Paul 
Martinez, the team was able to take that talent and form it 
into a competitive and disciplined team. 

After a disappointing preseason, the team went into 




the January intersession with the idea of working as hard 
as possible in order to prepare for the regular season. It 
paid off. At the first major tournament of the season, the 
New England College Vollyball League opened, and the 
team made it past the first round of the playoffs, only to lose 
to the eventual tournament winners, Yale University. 
Having made a good showing at the tournament, the team 
had a lot of confidence going into the regular season. 

After two disappointing losses to Northeastern and the 
University of New Hampshire, the team bounced back to 
win the rest of its remaining regular season games. These 
included wins over some of the more established teams, 
such as UMass/Lowell and cross-town rival, Amherst Col- 
lege. The win over Amherst College was a grueling three- 
game match which eventually determined the division 
champion. Overall, the team record was 10-2 and 7-0 
within the division. They went on the compete at the 
division I club volleyball championship tournament in 
Buffalo, NY. 

Hopefully, the success of this year will continue into the 
future, and the men's volleyball club can grow in stature. 

— by Dan Halstead 


LBGA provides 
a "Safe Space" 

"The purpose of the LBGA is to provide a safe environ- 
ment for LBG students as well as heterosexual allies, to 
interact and build a strong sense of self-concept and to 
facilitate the coming out process . . . We generally strive to 
dispel the myths and misconceptions about homosexuality 
and bisexuality within the surrounding community . . . We 
also provide resources and referrals, as well as education 
of individuals and groups," said sophomore history major 
Matt Malone, the media coordinator of the Lesbian Gay 
Bisexual Alliance. 

The LBGA, located at 413B in the Student Union, acts 
to promote education and awareness, of its members as 
well as the community, through holding informational 
meetings, movies, and by publishing educational litera- 
ture. It also organizes frequent social functions, such as 
dances and coffee socials, where members and allies can 
interact comfortably. Senior anthropology major Carolyn 
Conrad, said "the LBGA provides a fun safe place where I 
can hang out with other gay folks." 

One of the most important events on the LBGA calandar 
is the LBG Awareness Week held in April. This year, the 
LBGA sponsored workshops, films, lectures, a coffee so- 
cial, a fundraiser dance, and a GLB prom — a.k.a. "the 
Semi-Normal Very Formal." Among the lecturers, the 
LBGA was lucky enough to get Craig Dean, who has 
appeared on Donahue and Oprah. The Washington D.C. 
lawyer filed a law suit against the District of Columbia to 
allow him to be legally married to his fiance, Patrick Gill. 

Among the most important functions of the LBGA is 
that it provides a "safe space" for members of the gay, 
lesbian, and bisexual community. Malorie describes the 
concept of "safe space" as "an environment where LBGA 
members and their allies can feel free to express their 
identities with other LBG students." 

Kelly Hayes, a junior music education major, said "It 
was the first organization which helped me develop a 
positive sense of my sexuality and myself in general." 

LBGA treasurer Ali Woolwich, a fourth year film/video 
production and social change BDIC major, said "The 
LBGA has been active in helping the University to reform 
some of its structures to better serve the needs of a modern, 
semi-urban, student body through the context of adminis- 
trative policies, housing services, disciplinary and civility 
policies, and campus media. It is a constantly growing 
vital student group which offers information, advocacy, 
educational programming, and safe space for gay, lesbian, 
bisexual and heterosexual ally students." 

by Diana Gaiso 

Actions speak louder than words : 
Queer Nation member Laura Silver 
discusses the organization's goals 
while members Jason McDonald 
and Philip Zaia take part in the 
"kiss-in" held in the Minutemen's. 
office. Photo by Toni Sandys 

LBGA members relax in the 
Campus Center. Photo by Ali 

(opposite page) John Lovering 
and Katina Kouripines make sure 
all is well at the BOG's Casino 
Night to support the Brain Tumor 
Society. Photo by Karen McKendry 



Board of 
hits the big 

"Lights! Camera! Action!" is not something you would expect to 
hear coming from the mouth of a member of the student-run 
Board of Governors, but the production of a movie on various parts 
of the Campus Center and Student Union, as well as many other 
items, were on the Board's agenda for the 1991/1992 school year. 

Generally, the Board of Governors is an administrative and 
advocacy body, which acts as a liaison between the University's 
student body and the administration by making sure the Campus 
Center and Student Union are meeting the student's needs. 

In the middle of the fall of 1991, thoughts of producing an 
informational documentary about the CC/SU began to formulate. 
The Board wanted to explore three aspects of the buildings: 
student government, student employment, and student groups. 
The movie is an introduction to the CC/SU for students and will 
be shown on HSCN. It will be produced by Keith Millet, with 
original music by freshman Jennifer Paul, and commentary from 
senior James Arthur Jemison. The Board of Governors felt that 
production of this movie was necessary because there is no easy 
way for a student to find out what is accessible to them within the 

At the beginning of the 1991/1992 school year, a conflict 
pertaining to the Craft Shop arose. Money was allocated to pay 
the new director for 43 weeks of work, but the Craft Shop is only 
open for 35 weeks at most. The BOG proposed two ideas to save 
money: either pay the director for only 35 weeks, or hire two or 
three graduate students to run it at a much lower cost. Unfortu- 
nately, the Board found out about the situation too late, and a new 
director was hired at the 43-week pay. 

In the fall, the Board was faced with the decision of whether or 
not to allow the Cannabis Reform Coalition to have a table on the 
Campus Center Concourse. The purpose of the Coalition is to 
advocate the legalization of marijuana. Previously the vending 
coordinator had denied the Coalition a table, feeling they were not 
providing a positive service to the students. The Coalition 
appealed this decision to the Board, which gave them the table 
because the organization was not trying to sell, but only inform 
the student community by distributing literature on the plant. 

Other activities with which the BOG concerned themselves 

during the 1991/1992 school year were: 

• a dance in February, 

• reorganization of space allocations, 

• casino night in March, 

• sign revisions, 

• investigations of the amount of money the Textbook Annex 
charges for used books, 

• the Campus Center budget, and more. 

In the past, the Board was not readily accepted by the students. 
"The Board last year dealt with political issues. Everything that 
they did was controversial. This year the Board didn't deal with 
political issues. We are serving students far more effectively 
through the restructuring of our organization," said vice chairper- 
son, junior Benjamin Preston. Last year's Board eliminated 
LBGA seats, established a prayer before each meeting, and 
antagonized the administration as much as possible. This year's 
Board was more concerned with monitoring the activities of the 
Campus Center and Student Union on behalf of the students. 

The 1991/1992 school year was a time of regrounding and 
rebuilding for the Board of Governors. In the future they will 
continue "working toward a better union" for all. 

— by Kate Hutchinson 


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The Black Mass Com- 
munications Project, fre- 
quently called the 
"Project," is the 
University's largest Black 
student organization. It 
is dedicated to the pres- 
ervation of communica- 
tion forms (spoken word, 
music) in a Black idiom. 
Through music and spo- 
ken word radio program- 
ming, guest speakers, fo- 
rums and workshops, the 
Project has attempted to 
maintain Black Culture 
forms here at the Univer- 

When discussing the 
impact the Black Mass 
Communications Project 
(BMCP) has had on their 
University experience, 
nearly all the students 
commented on the com- 
fort of cultural dialogue 
the Project provides. 
"When I first came to 
UMass from the Boston 
area, I was afraid I would 
miss the sense of commu- 
nity and of course the 
music of the city," said 
UMass senior Jennifer 
Crenshaw. "The Project 
has helped to make this 
transition through up-to- 
date music and Black 
community forms of get- 
togethers." UMass senior 
Arthur Jemison said, 
"While the Project is most 
famous for its notable par- 
ties, "Jeans and T-shirt" 
in the fall, "Funk-O-Thon" 
in the spring, the Project 
has also hosted speakers 
like Haki Mahdubati and 
Billie Avery, who keep 
discussion of Black issues 

With a history of 25 
years of service to the Uni- 
versity community in aU 
its diversity, the Black 
Mass Communications 
Project looks ahead to an- 
other quarter century of 
Black music, culture , and 

— Courtesy of the Black 
Mass Communications Project 

Members of BMCP take a break 
outside the Student Union. BMCP 
tries to maintain black culture 
through several forms of media. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

(opposite page) Chuck D., lead 
singer for Public Enemy, was one of 
DVP's more popular speakers this 
semseter. Photo courtesy ofDVP 

Piracy^p r e S tige 

There is a group that has 
worked hard to bring culture, 
politics, and countless other 
subjects to our campus in hopes 
of opening student's eyes to new 
opinions while broadening their 
horizons. The Distinguished 
Visitors Program, (DVP), lo- 
cated in room 415 of the Stu- 
dent Union, brings in person- 
alities who have acheived rec- 
ognition and status in their 
fields, be they scholars, artists, 
athletes, politicians, writers, 
scientists, and — in the case of 
Chuck D — media pirates. 

Several dedicated UMass 
students under the guidance of 
persistent volunteers make up 
the group — together they get 
things done with their over- 
whelming efforts and unity. 
Jose Tolson, an advisor for stu- 
dent activities and strongly in- 
volved with its programs, de- 
scribed the planning for each 
appearance: "Every Tuesday 
night the group meets to dis- 
cuss plans for an upcoming visi- 
tor. New faces and their ideas 
are always welcome to partici- 
pate and join in." 

Tolson works closely with 
three students who took an ex- 
tended interest in the program: 
Anne McCaffrey, facilitator; 
Chris Wentworth, treasurer; 
and Ed Ross, in charge of the 
secretarial aspects of the club. 
Although these positions are 
vital to the group's existence, 
Tolson stated "our great suc- 
cess cannot be attributed to one 
individual, it is a combined ef- 
fort that makes our achieve- 
ments possible." 

Their agenda for 1992 was 
one of prestige when names like 
Leon Bing, Rabbi Harold 

Kushner, Helen Caldicott, and 
Chuck D were mentioned. 
Planning for these events is 
crucial and, out of necessity, 
explicit to the last detail. Pro- 
gramming, receptions, dinners, 
and advertising are just a few 
of the main issues on the minds 
of the members. Each appear- 
ance is executed with an air of 
and as the 
year pressed 
on, the success 
of their lec- 
tures grew, 
thriving due 
to the group's 
accuracy and 

The diverse 
selection of 
speakers had 
which ap- 
pealed to dif- 
ferent crowds, 
all with in- 
depth questions. The Rabbi 
Harold Kushner spoke about 
his two best selling novels; 
When Bad Things Happen to 
Good People and When All You 
Ever Wanted Isn't Enough. A 
reformed orthodox Rabbi, well 
known among the Jewish com- 
munity, Kushner looks at reli- 
gion from a different perspec- 
tive, posing the question "What 
is religion?" Upon return from 
Central and Latin America, he 
began a lecture tour to instill 
the views stated in his books 
into society. 

Lissa Eden Walsh, a senior 
social thought and political 
economy major, reflected, "The 
Rabbi's life affirming lecture 

offered an optimistic vision of 
the world, involving the con- 
cept of embracing all that life 
presents, even including what 
is painful and difficult." 

On March 9, 1992, DVP 
brought Leon Bing to speak 
about her book Do or Die , which 
focuses on the lives and events 
of street gang members. Ac- 
companied by 
a former LA 
gang member, 
her presenta- 
tion electrified 
and polarized 
the audience 
into a heated 
the vocal re- 
sponse from 
the audience 
was almost as 
intriguing as 
her lecture. 

Nobel Peace 
Prize winner, spoke on 
environmetal issues in the 
spring. Author of the forth- 
coming book, If You Love This 
Planet , and the book Nuclear 
Madness . Caldicott is an Aus- 
tralian physician who led mass 
protest campaigns against the 
nuclear arms industry in the 
1980s. She has been touted as 
"the finest public speaker since 
Martin Luther King." 

One of the largest responses 
to the Distinguished Visitors 
Program, occurred on April 1, 
1992, when Chuck D, the head 
rapper of Public Enemy, sold 
out the Fine Arts Center for his 
lecture on a plethora of sub- 
jects. Public Enemy, one of the 

most controversial groups of the 
music world, recently com- 
pleted a world tour. Chuck, a 
self-proclaimed "media pirate," 
likes to find time to speak to 
young America, especially those 
who are culturally in tune with 

He spoke positively and nega- 
tively about the present and 
future roles of Black men and 
women in society. He wanted 
to instill the idea with his audi- 
ence that "the Black commu- 
nity needs to pull themselves 
up and rebuild their culture. 
Then there will be a chance for 
racial harmony among the 
masses." Chuck stated "I was 
glad to have the opportunity to 
speak at the University and I 
thank the DVP for giving it to 

After he spoke, he held a 
small question and answer pe- 
riod and then, because DVP 
had so thoughtfully provided 
him with a handheld mike (as 
he commented repeatedly 
throughout his presentation), 
he rapped two of his latest re- 
leases to the beat of the 
audience's hands. Afterwards, 
at a small reception, he signed 
autographs, posed for pictures 
and spoke personally with some 
of his fans. 

Overall, the Distinguished 
Visitors Program for 1992 was 
a tremendous success for those 
involved, not only the mem- 
bers, but for the students who 
were given the opportunity to 
hear a message given by some 
of the best and brightest of this 

— by Diana P. Gaiso 


"Energetic, enthusiastic, and ex- 
citing," is how UMass junior Erika 
Turbounis described this year's Hoop 
Band. An accurate description! Dur- 
ing home action, no one cheered 
louder. Band members joined in tra- 
ditional chants, such as "DE-FENSE !" 
and the ever popular "STAND-UP!", 
and, along with all the other Cage 
dwellers, went completely bonkers 
for the sweet alley-oop passes from 
Anton Brown followed by Will 
Herndon's monster dunks. 

Cheering for the team, however, 
was not the only thing the band did 
well. "The Hoop Band's identity stems 
from our jazz band instrumentation 
and style. It's a bit unusual for the 
pep band arena," said Thorn Hannum, 
director of the band. This and the 
high level of musical talent in the 
band allowed them to play the tradi- 
tional "Fight Mass!" to the near riot 
inciting "Hey!", and also including 
bigband charts such as "Gospel John" 
and "Big Noise From Winnetka." 

"This was our best year ever. The 
team grew, and so did we!" said senior 
Melissa Harmon, the three-year man- 
ager of the band. This year's 49-piece 
band and eight-member staff made 
for a record 57-member organization. 
The regular season opened with Mid- 
night Madness, and included an an- 
nual performance at the Hatch Bar, 
ending with the last non-tournament 
game. For the post-season games, 
NCAA regulations required that the 
band be limited to 30 members. The 
lucky 30 traveled to Philadelpia and 
Worcester forthe A- 10 and NCAA tour- 
nament action. Upon the team's re- 
turn to Amherst, the band also played 
at TV22's televised tribute to the 

"For me, this was the best way to 
end my senior year. I'm graduatiing 
on top of a winning season with some 
great players. I learned the cymbals 
to stay in Hoop Band, that's how 
important it was to me. I did it to 
show my support, enthusiasm, and 
pride in the team.. .It didn't matter 
how far they got, I was proud that 
they had accomplished as much as 
they had," said senior education ma- 
jor, Marianne Mello. Congratula- 
tions, and thank you to the year's 30- 
5 Minutemen! 

— by Jeff Petersen 

Sebastian Leger belts one 
out for the Minutemen this 
season. Photo by Marianne 

Dave Bruno and the rest of 
the Hoop Band rallied the team 
and the fans this year. Photo 
by Marianne Mello 

(opposite page) Boltwood 
members lend time and a 
helping hand to the 
community. Photo by Karen 


an ox of to HE 

What is the Boltwood Project? This is a question that 
strikes the mind of most of the new volunteers attending 
their first recruitment night. The dry definition of the 
Boltwood Project: a program designed to utilize student 
volunteers to augment services provided to residents of 
the Amherst community, the Belchertown State School, 
the New Medico Facility, the Farren Care Center, and 
Jessie's House of Northampton. Its purposes are two-fold: 
to provide additional opportunities for leisure time activi- 
ties to the developmentally disabled, the emotionally and 
mentally disturbed, and homeless children, and to pro- 
vide students with the opportunity to gain practical expe- 
rience within a human ser- 
vice organization. The 
Boltwood Project is a regis- 
tered student organization, 
and as such it is run solely 
by University students. 
Those students that partici- 
pate can earn from one to 
six credits within the pro- 

The Boltwood Project 
provides one-on-one inter- 
action to the people it serves 
within a social setting. The 
University offers no other 
program as unique as this 
one. In this sense it offers 
more than just program activities for "special needs" 
people. Throughout the semester, volunteers not only 
learn about their new friends, but also learn a lot about 
their own character. Dealing with these individuals on a 
personal level raises many questions in the minds of 
student volunteers. It becomes a time that students begin 
to develop a sense of self-worth and compassion. It is a 
time for reflection. 

"I must say, the experience that I have had being 
involved with the Boltwood Project these past two semes- 
ters has been like no other. I absolutely love it! Never 
before have I done something so rewarding. Finally, I 
know what it feels like to really give of myself to help 
others," explains marketing major Therese Krajewski, a 
student supervisor of a program at the Belchertown State 
School. "Being involved with Boltwood has often made me 
think twice about my choice to become a marketing major 
and pursue a business career. Through Boltwood, I have 
come to understand how precious the little things in life 
are, the presence of another, a touch, a smile, a word. I 

have learned how to appreciate these small things in my 
own life, and I think everyone in my group also experi- 
enced these things." 

According to a student volunteer at the New Medico 
Facility, junior psychology major Theresa Gill, the 
Boltwood Project "was a golden opportunity which gave 
me new-found confidence. Through it, I not only sharp- 
ened some of my own social skills, but was also able to lift 
the limitations that I had placed upon myself. It gave me 
great pleasure to think that my education and volunteer 
practice such as this are bringing me closer to my goals. I 
have witnessed what a benefit it has been to the patients 

to have us there each week, 
how much it is anticipated 
and appreciated. It is just 
unfortunate that they do not 
know what a benefit this 
initial volunteer activity has 
been for me." 

As Mary Jingo, a psy- 
chology major and an assis- 
tant supervisor at a local 
Intermediate Care Facility, 
points out, "The individuals 
(in Boltwood) have helped 
me to look at things in my 
life in a more optimistic 
manner. We all feel that the 
problems in our lives are 
insurmountable, and we often feel that things cannot get 
any worse. If we were to consider all of those things which 
our clients are deprived of due to their unfortunate condi- 
tions and compare their misfortunes to ours, I think each 
of us would commend them for their strength and see our 
problems in a new light. The individuals that I have met 
as a result of my participation with the Boltwood Project 
have taught me an incredible amount of appreciation for 
all people and myself." 

For every volunteer, the Boltwood Project has a differ- 
ent meaning. Students leave their programs with a sense 
of accomplishment, empathy, and true understanding of 
the individuals with whom they have spent the past ten 
weeks. They understand that they are not people to feel 
sorry for, but people who should be better understood in 
today's society. This goal of a better understanding is one 
that the Boltwood Project hopes to continue meeting for a 
long time to come. 

— by Lou Candiello 


The power of the written and spoken word 

Martin Jones: What is Nommo News? 

Michele Monteiro: Nommo News was started in 1969 as a 
voice for people of color at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. In 1992, we are still considered an independent voice for 
the University's people of color. We are located in 103 New Africa 
House at the University. 

Martin Jones: Who are you? 

Michele Monteiro: My name is Michele Monteiro; I am the 
co-editor in chief of the publication. 

Martin Jones: What does "nommo" mean? 

Michele Monteiro: "Nommo" is a Dogan word meaning the 
power of the spoken and written word. As the legible voice of the 
community, we publish public service announcements, articles, 
poetry events, thoughts, photos, and any other information which 
is pertinent and beneficial to UMass' community of color. Some of 
the article topics include "The History of Slavery in Massachu- 
setts," "The History of Nommo News," a "Black History Trivia 
Series," "Food for Thought," and others. The students submit 
essays, original poetry, and editorials. We even published a 
dedication to the late Lauren Aycox, a young African-American 
junior who was killed in a car accident in the summer of 1991. 

We as an audible voice of the community, also sponsored a 

lecture series for African-American History Month. Our lectures 
included topic such as "The Origins of African-American History 
Month" given by professor John Bracey, professor of the W.E.B. 
DuBois department of African-American studies, "Racial Iden- 
tity," given by Dr. Bailey Jackson, dean of the school of education, 
and "African-American Music in the Twentieth Century," given 
by Professor Archie Shepp, world-renowned saxophonist and 
professor of the W.E.B. DuBois department of African-American 

Martin Jones: What other services does Nommo provide? 

Michele Monteiro: Nom mo also serves as a network to the 
Five-College Area, and to universities from across the nation. 
Some of these universities include Yale, the Universities of 
Michigan and Ohio, and others. 

Martin Jones: Where do you see Nommo heading? 

Michele Monteiro: As I see it, Nommo will continue being 
the voice for people of color on this campus. We will continue to 
provide services and information to the students of color which 
might not have otherwise been provided. We will continue being 
"the spoken and written word" for people of color at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Interview with Michele Monteiro by Martin Jones 


Business Board 
Kristian D. Greene 



Martin Jones 

Rachael Splaine 


Foluke Robles 

Michelle Y. Alleyne 
Michele D. Monteiro 

Editorial Board 
LaKeisha Criswell 
Jeff Lawrence 
Joanne G. Paul 
Donna M. Payne 
Monlque Tabon 

Production Manager 
B. Kenneth Jackson 

Recording Secretary 
Joanne Hunt 

Advertisement Agent 
B. Kenneth Jackson 

A sample cover from an issue of 
Nommo News. Cover courtesy of 
Nommo News 

'1UME XXV. Issue 1 

103 New Africa House 

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst. MA 01003 


February 1992 

NOMMO is a Dogan word meaning the power of the spoken and written word. 



♦;,tn order to form a 

more perfect Union... " 


calls for 



to unite 



of Massachu- 
setts Black Student 
Union was founded on 
April 24, 1992. A longtime 
goal of Black students at the University, 
the Black Student Union was created to serve as 
an umbrella organization which would consoli- 
date over 20 other Black organizations on cam- 
pus, including fraternities, sororities, and regis- 
tered student organizations. 

The establishment of the Black Student 
Union was completed with the commencement 
of its April 24 constitutional convention, held at 
the Malcolm X Cultural Center. "The Black Stu- 
dent Union is the Black students' government 

here at the 
says Martin 
Jones, a founding 
member of the organiza- 
tion. "It provides a foundation 
for academic success, social organization, and 
political action among Black students at UMass." 
The overall goal of the Black Student Union, 
according to Jones, is "to identify, define, and 
execute the collective agenda of Black students to 
work towards building a positive college experi- 
ence for the community." 

The Black Student Union's mission can be 
best stated in its slogan: "United we stand. Di- 
vided we fall. Together we can all stand tall." 

— Courtesy of the Black Student Union 



Ode to 

Joanne E. Gervais, history major, 
works to make her floor a friendly 
place. Photo by Erik Stone 

To borrow a line from the files of the great 
Rodney, "I don't get no respect." Nor do any of 
my esteemed colleagues. You see, I am an RA, 
but please don't hold that against me. Not all 
RAs are Resident Assholes; some of us actually 
care about and work hard at our job, which is 
anything but easy to do. 

The job is like a two-way street, and we seem 
to get run over from both directions. On the 
one side of the road, we are supposed to be 
counsellors and help the students with their 
problems, and on the other side, we are sup- 
posed to be disciplinarians and make sure that 
all of our residents are tucked in before 10 p.m. 
every night. As you can imagine, these two 
roles are anything but compatible. This forces 
us to walk that narrow yellow line dividing the 
two sides of the road. So if you were impressed 
by the tightrope walkers in the circus as a 
child, you should try being an RA. 

So how do we walk this line? We start by 
being very careful. One slip and you can easily 
be hit by a passing resident. So what is the key 
that joins these two opposing roles? Believe it 
or not, it is respect — the one thing the position 
lacks. In order to perform your dual role as an 
RA, you must first earn your floor's respect, 
and this is not an easy task, to say the least. At 
the same time, it's not impossible. 

To borrow another quote, this time from the 
Peace Corps, "It is the toughest job you'll ever 
love." A good RA stretches him or herself quite 
a distance in order to perform all the roles and 
duties for which he or she is responsible. It is 
a 28-hour-a-day job, and subject to quick burn- 
out. Between programming, bulletin boards, 
cluster duty, community building, weekly staff 
meetings, and all the other nuances of the job, 
it is difficult to find time to sleep, let alone take 
care of your education. This on top of all the 
problems and hassles you might experience — 
from a resident needing a key at 3:42 a.m. to 


having your door pennied shut by some angry 
customer — makes it hard to believe anyone 
would ever want to be an RA. 

So why on earth would anyone ever subject 
themselves to these horrors? I will tell you one 
thing, it is not the $26.88 a week, or the free 
housing that comes with the position. Though 
many of us do need these incentives in order to 
stay at the University, this is far from enough 
compensation for the job we are expected to do. 
So why? Believe it or not, even with all of the 
possible horrible experiences you could have, 
and the long hours you devote to the job, it's 
still a great experience. For one thing, it is 
great preparation for the real world. Dealing 
with everything from difficult conflict situa- 
tions to silly drunken college students is truly 
a learning experience that will enhance your 
leadership abilities more than any other col- 
lege job. 

But the one thing that makes the job truly 
worth it is when you see positive results from 
something you did. This can be anything from 
solving a roommate conflict to helping some- 
one through a difficult emotional problem. To 
this day, I have not found a substitute for the 
feeling I get when I am able to help someone 
and see something good come of it. Believe it 
or not, I think this is why most people accept 
the job in the first place. It's unfortunate that 
many get caught up in the traffic of our two- 
way street, and don't get to experience these 

Now that I am graduating and my hitch is 
up, I would like to sum it all up by saying it was 
the best of times, it was the worst of times, but 
most importantly, it is over. So when you're a 
few years older, and you're reminiscing about 
your days at UMass , please remember your RA 
with a grain of salt; they did what they had to, 
not what they wanted to. 

— by Marc Greengrass 

Junior Mark Briggs, elementary 
education major, on the phone. 
Photo by Erik Stone 








South Hadley, Mass. Fi- 
nally the rearguard has 
reached the so-called Pio- 
neer Valley, and the first 
Bungee jumps in this re- 
gion took place over the 
Connecticut River. 

A cold wind is chasing 
low clouds over Mount 
Skinner. There are few 
customers today, even 
though HMP radio station 
is doing its best publicity- 
wise. When a local TV camera team 
eventually turns up, one of the seven 
bungee operators themselves has to dem- 
onstrate the human yo-yo. He steps into 
a purple harness around his chest and 
waist, then three wrist-thick elastic rub- 
ber ropes are attached to it in the front 
like a triple umbilical cord, one for each 
fifty pounds. Now he steps into the ab- 
surd steel construction cage, together with 
the video cameraman, and the crane op- 
erator lifts them 150 feet over the windy 
river. The bungeeman jumps out, re- 
bounds twice, and is lowered to the bank, 
dangling from the iron cage. The whole 
veni-vidi-vici-quickie took a mere three 

After a while, a customer turns up. It is 

. • . or 

SAVE 60 


Jennifer Webster from Mt. Holyoke Col- 
lege, a psychology major, obviously out to 
conduct a self-experiment. Mom and 
Dad take turns in watching her through 
binoculars from the parking lot as the 
iron cage zooms towards the wetback 
clouds. Ken Smith, one of the co-owners 
of N.Y. Bungee Adventures, tries to cheer 
her through his megaphone, but the elec- 
tronic crackle and sputter is immediately 
gone with the strong wind. So he just 
croaks "ok" into his radio, and down Jen- 
nifer tumbles. 

Back down she marvels at the white 
stars she saw during the recoil: "It was 
great!" She had not heeded Ken's warn- 
ing to keep her chin to her chest as protec- 
tion against the violent jerk when slowed 


"All of us are specialists 
in this sport," says Ken who 
owns this enterprise to- 
gether with his sister Lana 
Smith and his brother-in- 
law Art Trovel. This is 
either coincidence or there 
must be pretty strong Bun- 
genes running in the fam- 
ily. He doesn't find that 
funny, but spiels on, boast- 
ing that this is the first 
business of its kind on the East Coast. 
Then he gives me all the relevant data. 
Maximum speed 45 mph during the fall, 
the cord extends to twice its normal 
length, used a maximum of 500 times, 
then a new one. Since opening in spring 
1,700 customers. With startling recur- 
rence, he insists on high safety stan^ 
dards, always concluding ". . .because if 
you hook up with idiots, you could be 

I wouldn't like that, so I prepare to 
jump with him instead of with idiots! 
With tape, I tie a camera to my right 
hand to take pictures during the jump. 
But first, I have to pay. In cash. In 
advance, no exceptions made for reasons 
unmentioned. No less than $100 these 


Rubber Barons charge. "I'm staff photog- 
rapher for the Collegian," I lie, "New 
England's largest newsp. . ." "OK, 60 
bucks then!" 

My right disabled by my Nikon, I fish 
for a fistful of dollar bills with my left 
hand. But that is not all. I have to sign 
a three-page "release and waiver of li- 
ability and indemnity agreement." It 
goes, "The sport of bungee jumping can 
result in serious injury or death." 

The next paragraph is a covenant not to 
sue. "I agree for my heirs, executors and 
administrators not to institute any suit 
or action at law." I scrawl my lefthanded 
signature under this morbid pact. "N.Y. 
Bungee does not provide any type of in- 
surance. . ." I scribble another signature, 
then eight more. Finally I promise "not to 
consume alcohol or take drugs for twelve 
hours prior to my instruction," which I 
have just absolved. I sigh and get ready 
for my jump, thinking of all my heirs and 

A bit shakily, I clamber into the cage. 
Up in the air the jumpmaster encourag- 

ingly chants, "Ready when you are!" "OK," 
my mouth mechanically replies for me. 
"3,2,1, BUNGEE! "As in a dream, I realize 
that I have just left the crane with a 
header. Now I'm all by myself, sus- 
pended for an instant in the yawning 
void. Then the wind is starting to tear at 
my mane while I am gathering speed. 
The Connecticut down below me seems to 
come shooting towards me. Unintention- 
ally, I spread my arms, a posture profes- 
sionals call "Angel Jump." 

Ten feet before this angelic dream col- 
lides with the rockbottom reality of the 
riverbed, I am caught by the rope around 
my belly. Now I see what the first Fallen 
Angel, now a colleague (forgive me, +++), 
hinted at in his famous remark on the 
pinnacle of some temple. 

Head down, I'm gathering momentum 
as the rebound makes me soar upwards 
again, heavenward. Just before I reach 
the crane again, I stop in mid-air. In 
visceral slow-motion, I helplessly wave 
my arms, nay, wings, but I am unable to 
change my position. Gravity and reason 

(Opposite) "Yaaah!" 
(Hilmar's primal scream 
during the first rebound.) 
Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

Unluckily, the harness 
tends to crumple up your tie. 
Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

cease to exist. The steady purr of my 
camera sounds ridiculous. 

Then I plunge downward again, this 
time gyrating wildly in a blur of green- 
grey-green-grey, screaming in panic. This 
to and fro between ascent to heaven and 
descent to hell repeats itself twice. Then 
I am stabilized until I am finally dan- 
gling peacefully, and reality-from which 
I had cunningly escaped-slowly catches 
up with me again. My head is pounding, 
my neck hurts. Within a few seconds, I 
am back on the lawn. 

What a way to escape from the stress of 
campus life, of final grades and unwrit- 
ten papers, of unmet deadlines, and all 
the other petty worries. It puts it all into 
perspective somehow; upside down, that 
is, and round and round. 

But after all, it helped me discover a 
new way to make my parents, and there- 
fore myself, happy. Next time the Rub- 
ber Barons visit the Valley, I will not 
participate in their Freefall Economy, 
but instead proudly write home, "today I 
saved $60, plus tajces!" 

— by Hilmar T. Schmundt 



There's no 
place like 
home • • • 

My freshman 
year, I went 
home for Spring 
Break. I didn't 
know any bet- 

My sophomore 
year, I went up to 
Montreal for four 
days. I should have 
stayed longer. 

My junior year, I went to 
Toronto for a week. That 
was a good idea. 

This year I went home. I 
should have remembered the les- 
son I learned as a freshman. 

It's not as if I don't like being at home. 
Actually, I really do enjoy it. The only 
problem is that it's never as relaxing as I 
expect it to be . . . and want it to be. 

I wasn't in New Jersey the whole time. 
For a few days, I was in Florida for a 
family function. That was fun. Sunny, 
warm, relaxing — everything a vacation 
should be — but when I say a "few" days, 
I mean a "few" days . . . four to be exact. 
Then we came home. 

That's OK. Now I could sleep late, 
watch TV (NY Rangers games, finally!), 
read, maybe go into New York and see a 
show. If all of that had happened, I might 
have had a really great time. 

We came home on Monday night, 

and at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, 

the people siding our house 

showed up to work. Did they 

really think, when I was on 

vacation, that I would be 

awake at 8 a.m.? Not in this 


So I tried to make the best 
of being awake. I just needed 
coffee and the sports page. 
Seems easy enough, but upon 
scanning the kitchen, I won- 
dered why the coffee pot was 
off. . . and why my toast wasn't 
toasting . . . and why there was no 
electricity in my house — anywhere! 
So I called the electric company. "Oh, 
yeah. Your neighborhood will be without 
power for a while." Great way to start a 
vacation, eh? 

Then, a few days later (when I could 
have slept late), it snowed more in one 
night than it had all winter. Guess who 
had to shovel? That's ok, though. I love 
snow, and this made up for the lack of 
snow in Amherst all season — I guess. 

I could go on, but I'll just say that if I 
could go on my senior year Spring Break 
again, I'd take the advice of the guy 
working on our house, "Why are you 
home? You should have gone away some- 
where ... or at least stayed in Florida a 
little longer. Geez, what were you think- 



Good question. 

by Karen Fallowes 


Laurie Ciarametaro, theater 

1) (+) Chicken burritos 
(-) Macaroni & cheese 

2) Probably five or six beers 

3) I'd make the Newman Center sell cigarettes again 

4) The rainforest 

Question 1) What is your 

(+) Most favorite meal at the D.C.? 
(-) Least favorite meal at the D.C.? 

Question 2) How much, on average, do you drink on 

Question 3) What would you change on campus? 

Question 4) What's the most important issue facing you? 

Jerusha Maurer, theater 

1) ( + ) Chicken fingers 

(-) Sweet & sour pork 

2 ) Not very much 

3) Probably the DCs 

4) Hunger 

Jay Sripada, economics 

1) ( + ) Chicken hoagies 
(-) Stir fry beef 

2) Three or four beers 

3) Easier access to classes 

4) Drugs 



performing arts division 114-11 

nev\/ \A/orlol theater i i e>- 117 

additions l 18-1 1^ 

chorale l 20- 12 1 

dance l 22- 1 23 

dark memorial 12-4-123 

herter gallery 126-127 

art exlniloit 


the Performing /^\rts 


hen students 
walk by Old 
Chapel and hear 
music, many may 
think that it is a lone marching 
band member at practice. Or 
the rippling strains of a piano 
they may attribute to a student 
who has taken lessons for years. 
Some may regret that they had 
not chosen to take up an instru- 
ment at an early age, and wish 
they had the opportunity at the 
University to learn to play or 
sing. What many do not realize 
is that the Performing Arts Di- 
vision (PAD) provides that op- 
portunity, and has brought 
music, theater and dance in- 
struction to persons of all ages 

(L-R): Fannetts McLean (PAD 
adviser/piano teacher), Susan 
Huetteman (PAD director/voice 
teacher), Liane Fisher (PAD dance 
coordinator), Holly O'Brien, Heather 
O'Brien, Daved Galuski, Permella 
Broussard (PAD budget coordinator), 
Andrea OSullivan, Heather Eastman, 
Jennifer Hoegen. Missing: Tonya Sides. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Anne Caban-Vasquez performs a 
Flamenco dance at the PAD Dance 
Recital. Photo by David A. Fisher 

and all levels of ability since 

The reach of this non-discrimi- 
natory service is as vast as the 
people it serves. PAD programs, 
recitals, and workshops are 
based on the belief that lifelong 
learning in the arts is what PAD 
life is all about. Through pri- 
vate and group study everyone 
may experience their dream and 
increase their appreciation of 
the arts through knowledge. 

PAD helps a large variety of 
people. It is often an open door 
for those persons who are timid 
about matriculating at the Uni- 
versity — they can "get their 
feet wet" before immersing 
themselves in the long-term 
The open door 
image has en- 
couraged per- 
sons who 
have dropped 
out of the Uni- 
versity pro- 
grams or left 
the Univer- 
sity employ. 
For them, 
PAD is an 
house." Per- 
sons who may 
have experi- 
enced failure 
in being ad- 
mitted to the 
departmental offerings or ma- 
jors who seek additional train- 
ing not available in their de- 
partments may study at PAD 
developing skills toward a pro- 
fessional standard. Non-arts 
majors who are unable to enroll 
in departmental offerings may 
receive their entire arts experi- 
ence at PAD. Occasionally, a 
music, theater, or dance major 
will request a subject/study that 
is not available in their depart- 

Family arts experiences are 
encouraged at PAD, beginning 
with the Suzuki program for 

children, to the young people's singing and act- 
ing classes, to the adult who always dreamed of 
From the Odissi dance of India, to Native Afri- 
can folk singing, to African-American hip hop, 
PAD embraces a whole world experience. The 
PAD multicultural programs have brought the 
artistic experience of Africa, the Balkan states, 
East India, the Hispanic Islands, and Hungary 
through its workshops funded in part by the 
UMass Arts Council. 

The PAD guitar faculty is utilized not only by 
the music departments of major area universi- 
ties and colleges, but has reached to an interna- 
tional exchange of talents between Canada and 
UMass. PAD also maintains an active intern- 
ship program and one of the few student teacher 
programs in the nation. By affiliating with PAD, 
students may confirm their artistic values, tech- 
niques, and skills. PAD provides that important 
testing ground and offers the student not only 
the opportunity to gain experience, but also 
makes every effort to assist the student in his/ 
her artistic and personal growth while at UMass 
and maintains the friendship in that critical 
period after completion of study. 

A vital PAD scholarship fund makes study at 
PAD available to the talented and the needy. 
Contributions to the PAD Scholarship Fund are 
solicited at PAD recitals and in association with 
the Friends of the Performing Arts Division in 
association with the Fine Arts Center develop- 
ment office. Group study is funded in part by a 
grant from the UMass Arts Council. 

— by Susan Huetteman, PAD director 

114 ARTS 

Liane Fisher, coordinator of the PAD 
dance concert, dances "The Dying 
Swan." This poignant ballet solo about 
the struggle for life was originally 
choreographed by Michel Fokine for the 
great ballerina Anna Pavlova. Photo 
by David A. Fisher 


Students try their hands at Afro- 
Caribbean drumming, in a workshop 
offered in conjunction with an Afro- 
Caribbean recital. Photo by Karen 

Brandi Mc Grath, senior dance major 
and jazz teacher at PAD, dances a lyrical 
jazz piece entitled "Torn." Photo by 
David A. Fisher 

A student practices his skills on the 
guitar. Photo courtesy of the Perform ing 
Arts Division 

ARTS 115 

of Klevs/ World Theater 

An actress performs during a 
production. The New World Theater 
brings multicultural performances to 
the UMass campus. Photo by Ed Cohen 

Actors from the New World Theater 
perform their parts. Photo by Adam 

7 he New World Theater was 
founded in 1979 in order to present 
the dramatic works of people of 
color as a vibrant and important 
element of contemporary theater. In doing so, 
the theater recognizes and respects the unique 
traditions and achievements of African-Ameri- 
can, Latino, Asian, and Native Americans while 
celebrating our many shared themes and reali- 
ties. Based at the Fine Arts Center of the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst and 
associated with Amherst, Mt. Holyoke and Smith 
colleges, the New World Theater's goal is to 
broaden the experience of the University and 
Five-College community by presenting a season 
of plays which reflects both the beauty and 
diversity of people of color. 

Two original productions per year provide stu- 
dents with a laboratory in which to develop their 
acting and technical skills. Students work 
collaboratively with guest artists ranging from 
emerging young professionals to artists of inter- 
national stature. Artists who have worked with 
the theater include writers James Baldwin and 
Alice Childress, choreographers Pearl Primus 
and Roberto Borrell, and actor Gordon Heath. 
The New World Theater has premiered works as 
diverse as Jeannie Barroga's Walls, the story of 
the creation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
in Washington, D.C., which illustrates the im- 
portance of the memorial as a catalyst for Ameri- 
cans to come to terms with the painful legacy of 
the Vietnam War; the two-woman play by 
Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Miss Ida B. Wells, 
expressing the power and courage of an African- 
American journalist, suffragist and militant civil 
rights activist who led a campaign against lynch- 
ing in the late 1800s; and The Christopher Co- 
lumbus Follies: an Eco-Cabaret, a production of 
the Underground Railway Theater utilizing 
music, drama ,and puppetry to explore the legacy 
of Columbus and his impact on the peoples and 
environments of the Americas. 

The New World Ensemble, begun in 1983, is a 
multiracial group of Five-College students and 
community members interested in acting and 
production work. Ensemble members receive 
training in the theater arts through their in- 
volvement in New World Theater original pro- 
ductions and touring company workshops. The 
New World Theater is also a presenting theater 
sponsoring six to eight visiting theater perfor- 
mances each year. To date, the theater has 
presented 90 plays of such professional touring 
companies as the Negro Ensemble Company, 
Pan Asian Repertory, the Market Theater of 
Johannesburg ,and the Native American The- 
ater Ensemble. 

— by Jennifer Fleming, courtesy of New World Theater 

116 ARTS 

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y heart is pounding. My 
mouth is dry. I can't believe 
this! I'm not even auditioning, 
yet I still feel the effects of the 
"A" word. The mere thought or mention of it 
gives me the easily recognizable symptoms. When 
I joined the Index yearbook staff, I was asked to 
write an editorial type of article about audition- 
ing on the UMass campus. Hey, no problem. I've 
auditioned for a few things here. I'll just think 
back a few years to when I was a lowly freshman 
and had an unscarred fearlessness ( which, at the 
time, had yet to be tested by the upper echelons 
of University-level productions) of approaching 
the stand for cross-examination. The bravery 
and confidence that had carried me onto the 
stage in high school pressed me to try out for 
everything from Godspell to University Chorale. 
You never know until you try, right? 

Well, I quickly discovered the seemingly in- 
stant success that can be achieved in a high 
school of 1500 students is not readily available in 
a university of 20,000. Of course, anyone who 
has ever auditioned for anything, anywhere 
finds out about this in a not so comforting way. 
Now we're talking about the "R" word . . . rejec- 

I'll bet, by the time you have read up to this 
point, you are swearing that you will never put 
yourself in the position to be rejected. I mean, 
really, who would intentionally set themselves 
up for a fall? Wait. I don't mean for this to be 
discouraging to anyone. In order to withstand 
the pressures of the audition-rejection cycle, all 
one needs is a huge amount of confidence and lots 
of perseverance. If you have that, believe me, it 
pays off. If you want something badly enough, 
you have to go for it. 

I'll admit it. Since my freshman year I've lost 
the nerve I used to have . . . I've recently become 
greatly intimidated by the steep competition at 
this school, but even so, part of me will always be 
sorry I surrendered to the intimidation. I felt it 
necessary to attend just one more audition so I 
would be reminded of all those anxieties (to 
observe, that is, not to try out) in order to write 
this piece. When I arrived, I was face to face with 
all of the people who had the desire to try out for 
a part in the musical Sweeney Todd. If they were 
cast, they would experience one of the best feel- 
ings in the entire world . . . applause after a 
performance and pure feelings of satisfaction 
and accomplishment. The gratification you get 
from the simple act of others putting their hands 

together to clap is inexplicable unless you expe- 
rience it yourself. 

Now, let me revert back to the point of this 
article: auditioning. I arrived at the try-outs for 
Sweeney Todd and picked up an Audition Form. 
Name, address, major ... so far, if I had been 
auditioning I could answer all of the questions. 
In fact, reading on, I realized that I could answer 
all of them. So, why wasn't I trying out? "We 
hope that everyone has an enjoyable audition. 
Relax!" For some reason, these words completely 
freaked me out as they had three and a half years 
ago when I was a confident freshman. Those 
nerves were manifesting themselves in my mind, 
and as I said before, I wasn't even auditioning! I 
scanned the room and found people frantically 
filling out their audition forms. When com- 
pleted, the forms were handed in and each per- 
son went off to perform their pre-audition ritu- 
als. Some walked around humming to warm up 
their voices, some sat and tapped their fingers, 
some closed their eyes and perfected Lamaze- 
type breathing in order to relax, and some seemed 
virtually unfazed (what was their secret?) 

Within a few minutes of the collection of the 
completed audition forms, Dan Miller, the direc- 
tor of the show, took the stage. His introduction 
was an act in itself and that seemed to take some 
of the pressure off the auditioners. A joke here, 
and a "have fun" there can make all of the 
difference in the heart rate of a panicking thes- 
pian. Even though he said what most actors and 
actresses hate to hear, "... all directors say it and 
all auditioners disregard it, but in this case it is 
very true. Only people who are being considered 
for a lead will be called back," the mere tone of 
his voice seemed relaxed and that feeling was 
spread to the listeners. 

Not everyone is nervous when they audition 
and not everyone gets so quickly discouraged as 
I have in the past. Andy Alabran, a sophomore 
theatre major, did not try out for Sweeney Todd, 
but not because of nerves or discouragement. 
"It's too easy for an actor to get discouraged if he/ 
she doesn't get a part. When auditioning, try to 
keep in mind that the director wants you to do 
well so they can fill the parts and have a talented 
cast." This is a true statement, but sometimes 
it is still hard to convince yourself there may be 
a lot of rejections before you're cast for a part. 
The key really is perseverance. 

For all of you aspiring performers . . . Carpe 
diem, baby, because one of these days, they'll be 
clapping for you. 

— by Karen Fallowes 

118 ARTS 

A member of the UMass theatre guild 
uses imaginary props during regearsal 
for the musical "Working". The actors 
put on some spectacular shows this 
year. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Quaffing a wee drop against the stage 
fright? Robert Cordolry, English/ 
theater major '93, as Bicks' in Cat on a 
Hot Tin Roof, in rehearsal in CC 
basement. Photo bvHilmarSchmundt. 

The cast of "Working" rehearses for 
opening night. Photo by Karen 

ARTS 119 

Dr. Richard DuBois leads the Chorale in one of their 
renditions. Thanks to Dr. DuBois' fantastic teaching style 
the students have done some outstanding performances. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

120 ARTS 

"Sing! Sing a song... 



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^^^ ^^T that's how the song is supposed to 
^M ^J go. but this year the University 

^^L^^^^T Chorale is singing it with a differ 
^^B^^^ ent destination in mind. Every 

other year, the fifty-odd group of students anx- 
iously awaits the announcement of the upcom- 
ing overseas tour. Last year, the members were 
informed of the May-June 1992 trip . . . Australia 
and New Zealand with the options of spending 
some extra time in Fiji and Hawaii. 

While some students join the Chorale for pre- 
cisely this reason, many others are simply happy 
with the opportunity to sing, regardless of 
whether there is the potential to travel or not. 
Jenn Arvidson, a junior English major, explained 
that "Chorale is a stress release for me. Singing 
is a great way to use energy from tension. Most 
of us here aren't music majors, so the atmo- 
sphere is a little more relaxed than a profes- 
sional setting. While we do take the music 
seriously, we also have a lot of fun. A lot of people 
have come and gone in this group, but to be 
honest, it's never occurred to me to leave — I'll be 
here until I graduate." 

Dr. Richard DuBois, the conductor of the group 
for over 25 years, is sure to keep a light atmo- 
sphere when rehearsals are especially demand- 
ing. He regularly reminds the sopranos not to 
squeal like dogs and tells the altos to stop mak- 
ing up harmonies and try singing what is written 
in the music. Simultaneously, the tenors are 
requested to try singing in tune for once and the 
basses are shunned because of their "growling" 
in the lower registers. Despite the "entertaining, 
although functional, insults," that always cause 
a moment or two of laughter in the room, "D" — as 
he is referred to by members of the Chorale — 
consistently gets good results . . . one of the many 
reasons he is proud to take them touring over- 


After rehearsing three times a week through- 
out the school year preparing for an on-campus 
concert each semester as well as several local 
performances, the members of the Chorale be- 
come a close-knit group of friends. Freshman 
communications major Amy MacDougall recalls 
the beginning of her college career. "I remember 
how nervous I was at the start of my first semes- 
ter, especially at the audition for the University 
Chorale, but the people were friendly and put me 
at ease. Looking back, I'm grateful to them 
because over the past two semesters I have 
learned a lot about music and found a great 
group of friends." 

— by Karen Fallowes 

ARTS 121 

of a 

he past 
four years of 
my life as a 
dance major 

can be described as challeng- 
ing and fulfilling. I came to 
UMass as a freshman with 15 
years of dance experience and 
my goal was to pursue my 
interest and love of dance to 
my fullest potential. It took a 
lot of hard work and effort, 
but I am now a very satisfied 
senior who will be graduating 
with a BFA in dance. 

I met a lot of students here 
who had no idea that dance was a major. Some who did know 
said things like "that must be a fun major." Fun, yes, but at 
the same time it was a great deal of work. The demands on 
the dance majors are numerous and continuous. We not only 
dance, but we take courses related to dance, along with the 
General Education requirements everyone must take. 

We dance anywhere from one and a half hours a day to 
eight hours a day. We must take classes in ballet, modern, 
and jazz. Each dance class meets about four hours a week 
and is worth two credits. In the evenings and sometimes 
weekends, we spend many hours rehearsing for perfor- 
mances. The amount of time spent in rehearsal depends on 
how much performing one does each semester. 

Along with our dance classes in the day, we take our other 
major requirements. These classes include art history, 
dance history, dance and culture, music, theater, dance 
production, and dance composition. We also take scientific 
foundations of dance and advanced movement analysis, 
which are both like a combination of anatomy and exercise 

Between taking all these dance classes and required 
major classes, we manage to squeeze in all those General 
Education requirements. Our average amount of credits 
taken each semester is about 20. I've taken up to 27 credits 
in one semester and I've never taken less than 14. 

Because of our schedule, the bulk of our studying gets 
done late in the evening and on weekends. I have begun 

Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

many days at 8:00 a.m. and 
some days I did not return 
home until 10:00 p.m. after 
my rehearsals. 

Like many graduating se- 
niors, I have given up a lot 
in the past four years. My 
social life and sleeping were 
the two things that suffered 
the most. Each semester, I 
thought I would never make 
it through to the end, but 
somehow I always man- 
aged. There were many 
times when I felt completely 
frustrated and wondered if 
it was all worth it. Looking 
back, I realize it was worth it and I wouldn't have had it 
any other way. The things I gave up didn't seem so 
important anymore, and they definitely don't compare to 
what I've gained. 

I feel I have achieved my goal and have done so much 
more. I've taken many dance classes with a variety of 
incredible teachers within the Five College Department. 
I've had many opportunities to perform including working 
with the University Dancers, who tour for two weeks over 
winter break. When we weren't performing in a concert, 
we were working backstage, which was a great behind- 
the-scenes experience. I've also had the pleasure of 
sharing my knowledge with others by teaching dance here 
at the University for non-majors. Not to mention the great 
friendships I have picked up along the way. 

Choreographing was a big part of this program. I've 
just completed my senior thesis. This included intense 
research on a topic of our choice that was to be explained 
and expressed through a dance that we created. This one 
project was the most difficult and time consuming, but my 
best experience here as a dance major. 

If you've got a goal and the desire to pursue, go for it. 
Being dedicated to what you believe in is one of the best 
traits a person can have. Taking a risk and a challenge can 
only make you stronger. You'll only regret not trying. Best 
of luck to all of you! 

— by Brandi McGrath 

122 ARTS 

Michelle Desmarais, dance major 
performing with University 
Dancers. Photo by Marilyn V. 

Laura Dialessi, dance major? 94? 
at the barre in pointe class. 
Dancers must spend the first 45 
minutes of every class warming up 
the muscles with simple exercises 
so that they will avoid injury during 
the rest of the class. Photo by 
Hilmar Schmundt 

Liane Fisher, BDIC major '92, in 
arabesque at the barre. While at 
the barre, dancers take the chance 
to practice difficult balances, as 
they don't have a barre to hold onto 
when they are on stage. Photo by 
Hilmar Schmundt 

University Dancers Danielle 
Butke, Kathy Neaves, Galois 
Cohen, and Elizabeth Flynn 
perform in the annual Dance 
Concert in Bowker Auditorium. 
Photo by Marilyn V. Patton 

ARTS 123 

Opposite: This plaque tells visitors about the Clark 
memorial. The memorial was placed close to the sight of 
Clark's home on campus. Photo by Karen McKendry 


lark memorial 

ith red, cherubic cheeks and amazing lungs, 
music professor Walter Chestnut vibrantly trum- 
peted open the dedication ceremony for the Wil- 
liam S. Clark Memorial, located near Butterfield Residence Hall. 

The memorial was erected in memorial of Clark, the first 
sitting president of the forerunner of the University of Massachu- 
setts, Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Many of the speakers said the rock garden symbolizes the ties 
between UMass and its sister college, Hokkaido University in 
Sapporo, Japan. Both agricultural universities were founded by 
Clark in the 1800s. 

"Almost all Japanese know him. He's famous," said Ryosuke 
Suganami, a teaching assistant in Asian languages department. 
"He's known for his words, 'Boys, be ambitious.' " 

Professor Yukie Horiba, who teaches Japanese at UMass, 
noted how "From our history books every Japanese person knows 
his name and the fact that he came from the U.S." 

The project's design evolved out of a discussion of how to 
commemorate the centennial of Clark's death. 

One professor commented that if a similar ceremony had been 
held in Japan, steps would have been taken to have translations 
available for visitors. 

"Japanese don't expect foreigners to learn their language," she 

Another professor noted that Chancellor Richard O'Brien, who 
made a short speech, should have been told how to correctly 
pronounce the name of Hokkaido University president Tsutomu 
Hiroshige, who was also at the ceremony. 

Hiroshige was awarded an honorary degree. "The memorial 
has a unique design to bring the East and the West together," he 
said, in English. 

The project designer, 1987 UMass alumnus Todd Richardson, 
was given a print of Clark's home as it stood before 1890. Clark's 
home, which burned down, was located where Van Meter stands 

"I think this is terrific. [The ceremony] is a celebration of the 
whole process. It marks a new era of collaboration and of common 
goals between the U.S. and Japan," said Richardson. "The 
memorial doesn't require the viewer to understand languages. 
You don't need to speak the language to understand the symbol- 

Richard Prescott, great-great-grandson of Clark, said, "How 
they ever found us, I don't know. I didn't know what to expect. It's 
very modern." — by Lisa Curtis 

An overview of the Clark memorial in 
upper Central residence area. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

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B^ Jm i"" mam goal is visual literacy," explains 

^^^^^^r Michael Coblyn, director of the Herter Art 
Gallery, the oldest gallery at UMass. Since 1969, the Herter 

Gallery has been serving the UMass and general communities as 

a teaching gallery devoted to the "visual education" of its patrons. 

It is the official gallery of the art department and started what is 

now the permanent collection in the University Gallery. Coblyn 

goes on to say that the role of the gallery is more than just a 

showplace, it is "an important multicultural and educational 

resource in Western New England." 

The Herter Gallery features around 12 shows a year, exhibiting everything from student works to national 

and international traveling exhibits by artists such as William Wegman and Andy Warhol. This year, some of the 

highlights were the exhibition of Bob Mallary's stereoscopic photos and assemblages and May Stevens' solo 

exhibition. Students are encouraged to visit the gallery and take advantage of the exciting, innovative, and 

sometimes controversial works that the Herter Gallery has to offer. 

by Amy Radford 

Junior environmental science major, 
Scott Nagy looks at an exhibit of 
Margaret Jean Taylor's work. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

"The marriage of Above and Below" is 
another of Taylor's pieces. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

A student's sculpture stands on the 
hill outside the Marshall Annex near 
Northeast. Photo by Karen McKendry 

This metal man stands outside the 
Conservation building on Thatcher 
Way. The statue has stood with other 
works of art for several years. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

ARTS 127 

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Rush 130-131 

Philanthropy 132-133 

Interfraternity Council 134-135 

Service Fraternities 136-137 

Alpha Delta Phi /Alpha Epsilon Pi 13X-139 

Alpha Epsilon Phi /Alpha Tau Gamma 140-141 

Alpha Chi Rho /Alpha Chi Omega 142- 143 

Delta Zeta /Delta Chi 144-145 

Delta Upsilon /Zeta Psi 146- 147 

Theta Chi /Iota Gamma Upsilon 14Z-149 

Kappa Kappa Gamma /Lambda Chi Alpha 150-151 

Pi Kappa Alpha /Sigma Alpha Mu 152-153 

Sigma Delta Tau /Sigma Kappa 154-155 

Sigma Sigma Sigma /Sigma Phi Epsilon 156-157 

Phi Sigma Kappa /Chi Omega 15Z-159 

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The 1991-1992 academic year at 
UMass saw many students hard- 
pressed to finish their education be- 
cause of financial problems. This was 
the primary reason students left the 
University. However, the second rea- 
son students gave for leaving UMass 
was a bit more personal. Many stu- 
dents found it too large and imper- 
sonal for them. Many said they had 
a hard time adjusting to life at the 
University, despite the excellent 
staff in the on-campus housing fa- 
cilities. Some felt lonely and home- 
sick. Others felt lost in the crowd of 
the almost 20,000-student under- 
graduate population. 

Those of us who stayed dealt with 
this size problem in different ways; 
some just worked at relationships 
and made friends, some be- 
came close to the people who 
lived on their floor, some 
moved off campus as soon as 
they could, and some students 
chose yet another avenue. 
They moved into the 
smallest and possibly most 
personable area on campus, 
into houses that are smaller 
than any dorm, where social 
and philanthropic activities are 
regular events. These people now 
have the chance to explore their 
own abilities as a leaders, 
scholars, and a part of the 
largest community service 
group on this campus. 
They went through rush 
and pledged a fraternity 
or sorority in the Greek 

Rush is a time for the 

Greek Area to recruit its 

new members. The 

membership drive for the 

Spring 1992 semester was 
more important and infor- 
mative than ever. Its im- 
portance stemmed from the 
large number of seniors in 
the Greek Area who were 

The need for a large, suc- 
cessful membership drive 
led the Greek Area to re- 
structure their rush process. 
The Spring 1992 rush was a 
joint effort between the 
Interfraternity and 

Panhellenic councils. The 
two groups organized infor- 
mation sessions for all fra- 
ternities and sororities in 
all the campus residence 
halls. These events took 
place on February 2nd, 3rd, 
and 4th. Actual rush fol- 
lowed soon after, with 155 
men and 110 women rush- 
ing. IFC vice president, 
David Frogel, described the 
new process as "going to the 
student population and ac- 
tively seeking out the stu- 
dents, not waiting for them 
to seek us out." 

With this renewed encour- 
agement to the Greek Area 
to go to the students and 
actively recruit, and with 
the Area starting its "some- 
thing for everyone" motto, 
it is hoped that, in the fu- 
ture, more students will 
seek out the Greek Area as 
a social and residential al- 
ternative. The benefits of 
Greek life are immeasur- 
able. It's time for the gen- 
eral student body to take a 
look at what Greek life is all 
about. _ by John p silveria 



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The All-Greek party held at 
Theta Chi attracted many 
students to the Greek Area this 
year. Photo courtesy of OX 

Students line up at the door 
for Theta Chi's open rush in 
preparation to learn about 
what the fraternity has to offer 
them. Photo courtesy of OX 

The fraternity system at Social events like these are 

UMass is based on lasting one of the great advantages 

friendships like this one. Photo that the Greeks enjoy at 

courtesy of DU UMass. Photo courtesy of OX 

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One of the main components of Greek life is 
philanthropic activity. These activities take 
a wide range of forms, from personal phi- 
lanthropies to Greek Area philanthropies. 
Pat Lucas, vice president of IFC Philan- 
thropies, said that, "Greeks pride them- 
selves on doing voluntary community 
services at the highest degree . . . We 
feel it is important to help those in need 
and less fortunate than others to help 
build a strong and caring community." 

Certainly the desire to aid the Univer- 
sity community is reflected in many of 
the philanthropies. This fall, fraterni- 
ties and sororities pulled together to raise 
almost $60,000 at the Phonathon for the 
Newman Center. The money was raised 
to help cover operational expenses in or- 
der that the Newman Center might con- 
tinue to provide services to the student 
body. Additionally, Greeks volunteered 
their time to the Friends of the Library 
selling greeting cards on the Campus 
Center concourse. Pat Lucas explains 
that "all revenue collected went ... to help 
relieve the fiscal cutbacks the library has 
suffered in the past few years." The money 
will be put towards new books and sub- 
scriptions, directly benefiting the students. 
Beyond the University community, 
Greeks also worked to aid the local commu- 
nity. At Thanksgiving, fraternities and 
sororities provided a basket of goodies in- 
cluding all of the traditional trimmings as 
well as a few extras for the less fortunate 
members of the Amherst community. 
Denise Tinger, vice president of Panhellenic 
Philanthropy says that for her, "The most 
important aspect of this position is that it 
has given me the opportunity to help those 
less fortunate than myself." She adds 
that "Greeks value philanthropic work, 

and the active participation of members 
from all houses has had a tremendous 
effect on the Greek Area, the University, 
and the Amherst community." 

In addition to the Greek Area philan- 
thropies, individual chapters have been 
active in many public service projects. For 

• The brothers at Delta Upsilon raise 
$10,000 to $15,000 a year for the Jimmy 
Fund by pulling a Greek Chariot from 
Boston to Amherst; 

• Delta Zeta held a "See-Saw-a-thon" 
during the fall, where the sisters see-sawed 
for 24 hours straight and raised $1,200 for 
the Galludet School for the Hearing Im- 
paired in Washington, D.C.; 

• The pledges of Alpha Chi Omega 
walked 25 flights of stairs in the Baybanks 
building in Springfield in order to raise 
money for cystic fibrosis; and 

• The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha put 
on a Haunted House every year at Hallow- 
een for the children in the Amherst/Mount 
Holyoke area. 

These only make up a few of the many 
philanthropies in which individual chap- 
ters are involved. Many chapters are also 
proud to say that many individual mem- 
bers within their houses are involved in 
personal philanthropies as well. 

As Lucas says, "Part of the Greek tradi- 
tion is giving back to society what society 
has given to you." Denise Tinger concludes 
that "The active involvement of all houses 
has helped in supporting charities and in 
uniting the Greek Area." 

— by John Silveria 


In the spirit of ancient 
Greece, a chariot is pulled to 
raise money for the Jimmy 
Fund. The brothers of Delta 
Upsilon have been running this 
event for several years. Photo 
courtesy ofDU 



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The Greek Area not only offers the promise 
of an active social life and the opportunity to 
contribute positively to the community through 
philanthropy, but a chance to enhance leader- 
ship qualities through participation in the 
Interfraternity Council ( IFC ) and the Panhellenic 
Council. This was an exciting and busy year for 
the Greek Area, as both councils worked to- 
gether to restructure the format of the election 
process and converged to form the newly-created 
Greek Area government, the seventh student 
area government on campus. 

The 1990-91 executive boards decided to 
restructure the election process by moving elec- 
tions for council members to the spring, thereby 
avoiding any interference with individual chap- 
ter elections held in the fall. 

The problem was that a person could be in 
an executive position in their chapter and in the 
entire Greek level at the same time. "It was just 
too much responsibility for one person to deal 
with," remarked past IFC president, David Patti. 
However, changing the election time created 
another problem: the next executive boards only 

had one semester to prove themselves. 

Amazingly, however, with only one 
semester's time to do the work of two, the new 
councils produced more programming, events, 
and positive image, than most executive boards 
do in a full year. Graduating senior and IFC 
President Rob Strasnick said, "The one-semes- 
ter time constraint actually helped us. We knew 
that we didn't have time to put things off, to say 
that 'someone else would accomplish it.' " Put- 
ting things off was certainly not a trademark of 
either the IFC or Panhel boards. In one semes- 
ter, they changed their relationship with many 
RSOs, increased rush numbers, provided more 
events than Greek Week, and increased the 
number of non-alcoholic events in the Greek 

Not all of their accomplishments were tan- 
gible though. As Gina Fryling, Panhel president 
said, "we had to deal with many difficult issues 
that face Greeks in the 90s." These issues in- 
cluded the negative image attached to the Greek 
Area as a whole, the misconception that hazing 
still exists within the Greek Area on this cam- 

pus, and the fact that UMass is shrinking. An- 
other positive change was the addition of Schol- 
arship chairpeople, David Block and Cathering 
Sollie, whose goals included an award to Greeks 
for outstanding academic achievements and the 
creation of a tutoring system. 

Another source of positive change was the 
merging of the IFC and the Panhellenic Council 
during the spring semester to form the Greek 
Area government. Monique Nash, vice presi- 
dent of Campus Affairs said, "We had to re- 
evaluate the traditional roles of the IFC and 
Councils be- 
cause we were 
now working 
much more 
closely with 
each other. 
we act sepa- 
rately — 
Panhel for so- 
rorities, IFC 
for fraterni- 
ties. Now 
however, as an 

area government, we will be working together. 
This is better for the Greek Area because we are 
now on a level with other student area govern- 
ments in our relation to the administration." 

IFC and Panhel planned events together and 
dealt with issues that concerned the entire Greek 
Area, such as liability. The alcohol served at 
fraternity and sorority parties places them in 
danger of liability. One solution is to implement 
a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer) policy, whereby 
students will bring their own alcohol with them 
to parties and give it to the host. The host will 
give alcohol bearing guests tickets by which they 
can retrieve their alcohol when they want to 
drink. The system has the advantage of monitor- 

ing the guests' drinking. If the host perceives 
that the guest has had too much to drink, he can 
shut off the supply. However, the implementa- 
tion of this policy still leaves the fraternity or 
sorority open to liability. 

Therefore, many fraternities and sororities 
have hit on a second solution of Third Party 
Vending, whereby a bar, stocked by private 
firms that will absolve the liability, will be placed 
in the house. This system was patterned on a 
similar one at Syracuse University. 

Changes also took place in the Greek Affairs 

Office. Direc- 
tor of Greek 
Affairs Ed- 
ward Korza 
left for the 
Student Ac- 
tivities Office. 
Instead of hir- 
ing a replace- 
ment, the ad- 
of the Greek 
Area was left 
to Dean of Stu- 
dents Sharon Kipetz. 

Working underneath her with the title of Spe- 
cial Assistant to the Dean, John Silveria, a UMass 
alum from Sigma Phi Epsilon, fills the void left 
by Korza's departure. Sarah Tanner also works 
for Greek Affairs supervising Panhel operations 
and communicating with the national Panhel 

The 1992 Greek Area government has large 
goals to provide stronger networking and stu- 
dent involvement within the University. They 
will accomplish this by increasing school spirit 
through involvement in Greek Week, homecom- 
ing, and football games. 

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"It feels good to do something posi- 
tive. We're working for right now and 
for our future." Justin Peavey, service 
vice president of Alpha Phi Omega, 
easily summed up his feelings about the 
largest undergraduate service frater- 
nity in the country. The Kappa Omicron 
chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) has 
been established at UMass since May 
1952. Since then, the members have 
provided numerable services to both the 
campus and community while having 

As a service fraternity, APO's pri- 
mary goal is to provide time and raise 
money for local causes. They were 
perhaps best known for their annual 
Las Vegas Night. Students are in- 
vited to gamble and win "money" to 
buy prizes donated by local merchants. 
Prizes included such items as portable 
radios and tux rentals. All of the 
money raised during this 31st-year 
event went to the Escort Service. 

APO also sponsored many other 
events on campus during the year. Each 
semester, they held several blood drives. 
They operated the ride board in the 
Student Union and hosted a volleyball 
tournament to raise money for the li- 
brary. Bike registration was a big suc- 
cess. Several hundred people were able 
to register their bikes with the campus 
police. With the Division of Public Safety, 
they also sponsored a bicycle auction. 
Though not as well-publicized, they held 
Operation ID. If a student calls APO, a 
member goes to the dorm room and en- 
graves valuable items with social security 

APO participated in many community ac- 
tivities as well, the most notable being Scout 
University. One Saturday of each semester, 
over 100 boy and girl scouts came to UMass 
to earn merit badges. APO members, using 
a workshop format, educated the scouts and 

helped them earn badges in law, music, 
computers, pets, orienteering, and fitness. 
The members volunteered during Channel 
57's annual fund-raising auction. That day, 
they also helped raise money for the Shriners 
Hospital and the local women's shelter, the 
Helen Mitchell Family Resource Center, who 
were at the auction. For the fall 1991 pledge 
class project, APO members rang in the 
holidays for underprivileged children by deco- 
rating the shelters and holding a Christmas 

Even with all of the projects, APO is more 
than service. President George LaCroix 
noted "There are unlimited possibilities for 
leadership, friendship, and service." Rayma 
Freedman, fellowship vice president, said 
that since joining, "I don't go home as often. 
It's like my second family." There are many 
social activities for the members. Duringthe 
spring semester, there was the Spring Con- 
clave at Maine Maritime. There, members 
from many different APO chapters gathered 
to meet other brothers and attend various 
workshops. "Everyone's a brother, no mat- 
ter what the gender," said Sherri Katzer, 
membership vice president. APO also served 
as the Organizing Scouting Committee for 
the 1992 APO Convention in Boston. 

While APO is Greek, it is a service and not 
a social fraternity. This means that they are 
not a part of the UMass Greek system. 
Though the members are also allowed to join 
a social fraternity on campus, Secretary Mary 
Ann Bertolini echoes the feeling of the mem- 
bers that "there's more to college than books 
and beer." Nancy Schultz, treasurer, said 
that APO "brings students together in a 
program of service to others while building 
both personal abilities and lifelong friend- 
ships." However, the APO experience was 
best summed up by Jason Peavey, who said 
"APO is a group of people who do a lot of good 
things and have fun doing it." 

— by Wendy Eichenbaum 

The Greek Area just 
got a little bit bigger 
with the promotion of 
the joint assembly of 
Kappa Kappa Psi and 
Tau Beta Sigma to RSO 
status. Although, the 
service fraternity and 
sorority have actually 
been in existence since 
1969, they existed un- 
der the aegis of the 
UMass Minuteman 
Marching Band. Until 
now, they were not rec- 
ognized by the Univer- 

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma does "completely unasked- 
for service," according to senior John Collins. Their main purpose 
is to promote the existence and welfare of collegiate bands and to 
ensure that everyone enjoys their experience with the band. In 
essence, this means they take care of the band by taking care of the 
"little things." This may mean hosting dances or movie nights, 
holding a barbeque for University band members, setting up chairs 
for rehearsals, or assisting with administrative matters. They hold 
receptions after concerts, provide an escort service, repair broken 
music stands, and try to act as role models for other band members 
and the community. 

Jack Condon summarized his feelings about the fraternity by 
saying, "It provided me with the opportunity to give something 
back to the University band program that gave so much to me." 
Secretary of Tau Beta Sigma, Deb Bryce, says she particularly 
enjoys doing projects "that directly and concretely give something 
back to the band," like the play-a-thon. 

Reflecting on his experiences in the fraternity, James Gaudet, 
past president and senior engineering major, said "the best thing 
about Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma is that when it comes 
right down to it, we all pull together to get our job done. Well stay 
up all night doing something that would seem impossible, and 
later, be able to sit back and watch our efforts pay off." 

With their new RSO status, it seems that the fraternity and 
sorority will finally receive the formal recognition they deserve for 
all their hard work. 

—byBarbara Goldstein 

Members of the Kappa 
Kappa Psi fraternity take a 
break at one of their events. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Alpha Delta Phi 

"Manus multae cor unum," meaning "many hands, 
one heart," is the motto on the crest of our ADP. "Many 
hands" refers to the diversity of people within the 
fraternity, while "one heart" refers to our goal of fur- 
thering ourselves morally, socially, and intellectually 
through shared common experiences. 

Alpha Delta Phi is the oldest national fraternity at 
UMass. The Massachusetts Chapter was founded in 

Founded: December 5, 1832 

Place: Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. 

Colors: Emerald Green, White, Gold, and 


Campus Address: 13 Nutting Avenue 

1978, and in the fall of 1991, we regained full chapter 
status. In addition, we were awarded the Most Im- 
proved Chapter award by our International Officers. 
■ This year, thanks to the generous gift of alumni, the 
brothers were lucky enough to take five car loads of 
brothers to the seventh game of the World Series in 

Our UMass chapter stresses academics, in keeping 
with our fraternity's literary heritage, as well as an 
active social agenda. 

Brothers John Allspaw and 
Ross Levine go "brush-a-brush" 
before bedtime at the ADP 
house. Photo courtesy of ADP 

Opposite Bottom: Every- 
one comes out when the chapter 
photo is being taken. Photo 
courtesy of ADP 

Opposite Top: Michael 
Gordon, Scott Ingulli, David 
Kaffey, John Sherlock, and 
Robert MacNamee show their 
faces at a late night exchange. 
Photo courtesy of ADP 


Alpha Epsilon Pi 

In 1913, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity was founded at 
New York University by ten young men with similar 
interests. Since then, this establishment has expanded 
nationally to include over 50,000 men. Such respected 
men as Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and Jerry Reinsdorf , 

Founded: November 13, 


Place: New York Univers 

.ity, NYC, 



Gold and Blue 


Address: 382 North Plea 

sant Street 

the owner of the Chicago Bulls, have made the lifetime 
commitment to make AEPi what it is today. 

The Phi chapter at UMass stresses academics, com- 
munity service, athletics, social events, and most of all, 
brotherhood. We had the second highest GPA in the 
Greek Area, raised enough money to keep a homeless 
shelter open, placed in all intramural sports, and hosted 
weekly exchanges with a professional DJ. We are also 
known for our famous Lost Island party and Olympic 
weight training room. 


Brothers pose with the house 
pet in the AEPi house. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

Rich Traiger pumps some 
iron in the basement of his 
fraternity house. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

Opposite: AEPi's most 
uinque member takes a drink 
after a long day in class. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 




1.) In one word, how would you describe 

your house? 


2.) Which philanthropies does your house 

participate in? 

ADP participated in a blood drive and a food 

drive. We also volunteered our time for the 

United Way and Friends of the Library. 

3. ) Are there any famous alums who were 

Alpha Delta Phi members? 

MacDonald Carey, the Roosevelts, Harlan 

Stone, and Spanky 

4. ) What is your favorite memory of Alpha 

Delta Phi? 

My favorite memory of ADP is of my big 

brother putting on my pin. 

5.) If the ADP intramural team challenged 

the Chicago Bears football team to a game, 

who would win? 

Da Bears 



Answers by Michael W. Magarian and Jose Antonio Sesin 


President: Michael W. Magarian 

Vice President: Nick Oberhuber 

Secretary: Edward S. Epstein 

Treasurer: Jon Kurtz 

Pledgemaster: Jason Messier 

Rush Chair: Gregory Hamilton, Jr. 



1.) What is you favorite memory about 

My favorite memory of AEPi took place 
when I was a pledge, when my pledge 

brothers and I serenaded all the 

sororities. Since then I have relived 

that memory every semester as each 

new pledge class continues the tradition 

of the sorority serenade. 

2.) Why did you become a Greek? 
I became a Greek when I discovered 
that AEPi was made up of men who 

formed more than simply a core of 
friends. AEPi is a family, a brother- 
hood, that upholds ideals which have 
continued to make me proud of my 
three and a half years as a brother. 

3.) How do you feel about your brother- 
While friends come and go, I've learned 
that AEPi is forever. 

Answers by Will Matlm 


President: Carl Rossow 

Vice President: Jeff Levis 

Treasurer: Albert Sebag 

Scribe: Adam Silver 


1.) What makes Alpha Epsilon Phi 

different from any other chapter? 

Our chapter does not have a house and as 

a result we must "go that extra mile" to 

stay close. Not having a house has 

brought us even closer, because we spend 

time together because we want to, not 

because we all live together. 

2.) What does AEP offer to a rushee? 

Our house offers sincere sisterhood, a 

sense of loyalty, academic excellence, and 

lots of fun times for the future. 

3.) How do you feel about your sisterhood t 

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it 

exactly the same. My sisterhood is one of 

the most special things to me, and I 

wouldn't trade it for anything. 

4. ) What do you think is special about the 
Greek Area that allows it to survive? 
A sense of pride among its members. 

Answers by Tina Leperi, president of AEPhi 


President: Tina Leperi 

Vice President in Charge of Standards: 

Meryl Tillis 

Secretary: Alyssa Kaplan 

Treasurer: Rachel Israel 

Panhel Representative: Bonnie Crowley 

Pledge Educators: Kimberly McCarthy 

and Kathryn Sollie 

Alpha Epsilon Phi 

Alpha Epsilon Phi was founded at UMass in 1990. We 
have 30 "phi" nominal sisters and are proud to be the 
newest sorority on campus. We are always active par- 
ticipants in the UMass Greek Area ~ in 1991, we were 
the winners of the Greek Games. 

Our national philanthropy is Chaim Sheba Medical 

Founded: October 24, 1909 
Place: Barnard College, N.Y. 
Colors: Green and White 
Flower: Lily of the Valley 
Campus Address: 84 Blackberry 

Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, for which we hold a No- 
talk-a-thon in the spring. We also participated in sev- 
eral local philanthropies. We raised enough money to 
pay one month's rent for Necessities/Necesitades Bat- 
tered Women's Shelter in Northampton by holding a 
Bowl-a-Thon, and we also participated in the Friends of 
the Library Panhellenic Fund-raiser. 

Our diverse sisterhood has a strong campus affiliation 
in many areas such as honor societies, residence hall 
staff, athletics, and student government. 


Alpha Tau Gamma 

Alpha Tau Gamma Fraternity is the only two-year 
fraternity founded by and exclusively for Stockbridge 
School of Agriculture students. We are proud that we 
have been the closest tie between the two-year and the 
four-year students at the University. The brothers of 
ATG have made long strides in the past years. With our 


Place: UMass, Amherst 

Colors: Green and Gold 

Campus Address: 401 North Pleasant St. 

membership of nearly thirty brothers, we have done 
fairly well in competition with the larger houses on 

Socially, the "Green and Gold" has shown itself to be 
a true social fraternity with our frequent parties and 
exchanges with other fraternities and sororities, and 
recently, we introduced formals into our social calen- 

ATG prides itself on our strong brotherhood, alumni 
support and our programs which show that Alpha Tau 
Gamma is a fraternity on the move. 



1.) At which event did you have the most 


Homecoming! Everyone had a fantastic 

time building the float that won this year's 

first prize. 

2. ) What have you acquired from Alpha 

Tau Gamma that will accompany you on 

your walk of life? 
The memories of a house full of character, 
determination, and hard workers who are 
not afraid to jump into life with both feet. 

3.) What characterizes ATG? 

Our house is a local fraternity that caters 

to the men of the Stockbridge School. We 

have had strong alumni support and 

tradition since 1919. 

4.) How does Alpha Tau Gamma help 


We participated in the landscaping of a 

day care center and a food drive at 

Thanksgiving for less fortunate families in 

our area; we also constructed a chainlink 

fence at the Boston Public Gardens, and 

did tree work at a nearby church. In 

addition, we raised the most money for the 

library to alleviate its fiscal crisis. 

Answers provided by ATG 


President: Todd Nedroster 

Vice President: Greg Nicoll 

Treasurer: Mike VanSbooten 

Pledge Education: Mike Pan 

Opposite: Rori Weinstein 
signs a pledge paddle as Kristin 
Keefe looks on. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

Michele Kearns is caught 
while getting ready for the 
night's festivities. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

Opposite Top: Pledge Mark 
Muniz enjoys the convenience 
of the chapter house. Photo 
courtesy ofATG 

Dave Anderson flexes his 
might to impress his brothers. 
Dave was celebrating after a 
successful rush event. Photo 
courtesy ofATG 

Opposite bottom: John 
Miller relaxes in the Alpha Tau 
Gamma house on North 
Pleasant Street. Photo courtesy 


1.) How does the Greek Area function as a 

One reason for the Greek Area's survival 

is its diversity. Although there are 
occasional rivalries between houses, each 
chapter does have one thing in common: 
each chapter wants the best for the 
2.) How has being a brother in a frater- 
nity helped you? 
My involvement with Alpha Chi Rho has 
added a great deal to my college career. 
Because my life is so tied up in my major, 
at times it is nice to relax with the other 
brothers and just step back from academ- 
3.) Who are Alpha Chi Rho's famous 
Senator Alphonso De'mato, Actor Frank 
Lowella, Robert Wise of Wise Potato 
Chips, and Oscar Meyer 
4.) What do you get out of living in the 
Greek system ? 
To me, being a member of the Greek Area 
means sharing a bond with other Greeks 
by being part of a chapter. 

Answers provided by Alpha Chi Rho 


President: Jeffrey Turco 

Vice President: William Seery 

Treasurer: Ivan Smith 

Secretary: Robert Toomey 

Social Chairman: Steve Green 

Risk Management: Thomas Ciulla 

Alpha Chi Rho 

Our fraternity is involved in many aspects of uni- 
versity life. The "Garnet and White" are consistently 
striving for the enhancement of intellectual, social, 
and spiritual advancement. Whether it be raising 
money for the Amherst Survival Center or hosting a 
Christmas party for underprivileged children, we do 

Founded: 1895 

Place: Trinity College, CM 

Colors: Garnet and White 

Campus Address: 375 North Pleasant Street. 

our best to help others. 

We stress brothers' involvement in other activities 
such as the Student Senate Board of Governors, the- 
ater productions, honor societies, intramural sports, 
and various other clubs. 

Our chapter is held in high regard by the University's 
students and faculty, as well as the whole community. 
We pride ourselves on our close-knit membership 
which is complemented with strong leaders, academic 
pioneers, and athletic competitors. 

Alpha Chi Rho's take a 
breather at their annaual 
"Crow Bowl" Basketball 
Tournament. Photo courtesy 

Opposite: Forever hold 
your Ps! The Crows moved 
into their new house on North 
Pleasant Street this year. 
Photo courtesy ofAXP 

Brothers enjoy their Spring 
Semi-Formal last May. Photo 
courtesy ofAXP 

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Alpha Chi Omega 

Founded in 1961, the Delta Mu chapter of Alpha 
Chi Omega has been named the most spirited on 
campus, and our pledge class the most spirited 
bunch around. 

We are a national sorority with over 120 chap- 
ters and colonies nationwide. Lifelong friendships, 

Founded: October 15, 1885 
Place: Depauw University, 
Greencastle, Indiana 

Colors: Scarlet Red & Olive Green 

Flower: Red Carnation 

Campus Address: 38 Nutting Avenue 

philanthropic service to others, high standards, 
and encouragement to grow as individuals are only 
a few of the vast opportunities at Alpha Chi. Of the 
79 active members, many are involved in activities 
such as the business club, cheerleading, Boltwood 
Project, TEAMS, and various honor societies. 

Alpha Chi's believe in and support excellence in 
academics, while at the same time maintenance of 
an active social life. 



1.) What interested you about becoming a 

I became a Greek to become more involved 

— to make a large university smaller. 
2.) There's been a great deal of criticism of 
the Greek Area from inside and, outside the 
University. What do you think are some of 

the Greeks' sustaining qualities? 

I know the criticism is unfounded, and any 

other organization of men and women would 

behave in the same manner. Time and time 

again, we have proven ourselves to be 

upstanding and concerned citizens through 

the various philanthropy work we do. 

3.) How has being in a sorority added to 

your overall college experience? 

I have found that my membership to AXO 

has extended my connections and allowed 

me the opportunity to gain leadership 


Answers by Courtney Dargie & Joanne 



President: Erin O'Brien 

Vice President Relations and Standards: 

Kim Shapiro 

Vice PresidentPledge Education: 

Courtney Dargie 

Vice President Fraternity Alumni Relations: 

Margo Lindebaum 

Vice President Finance: Joanne Syrjala 

Rush Chair: Sharon Jankoski 

The sisters of Alpha Chi 
Omega celebrate the Holiday 
Season in their chapter room. 
Photo by Robin C. Peterson 

Delta Zeta 

The Xi Alpha chapter of Delta Zeta was proudly 
founded at UMass in 1981. We have 69 incredible 
sisters who have lots of love to share. Our chapter has 
the highest GPA among the Greek Area and we are 

Founded: October 24, 1901 
Place: Miami University at Oxford, 
Colors: Old Rose and Vieux Green 
Flower: Killarney Rose 
Campus Address: 1 1 Phillips Street 

involved in many diverse activities. Our national 
philanthropy is Gallaudet University for the hearing 
impaired, for which we held a see-saw-a-thon. We also 
enjoy donating our time to other local charities as well, 
such as visiting the Amherst Nursing Home each 
semester. The love we share in Delta Zeta is clearly 
seen through our smiles, spirits, and lasting friend- 


1.) How has Delta Zeta enhanced your 

college career? 

It has made me grow up in many ways: I 

have laughed and cried with my sisters. I 

have held leadership roles, yet also learned 

to step back and let others take over. It's 

been a great deal of fun as well as a 

learning experience. 

2.) What do you think is special about 

the Greek Area that allows it to survive? 

The members of the Greek Area is what 

allows it to survive. The diversity is 

evident, yet the common bond is there. The 

members care about their sisterhood/ 
brotherhood and about the Greek Area as a 


3.) What does being a member of the Greek 

Area mean to you? 

Being a part of the Greek Area means 

being a part of a smaller community. As a 

member, I feel an obligation to serve my 

community, and to set an example for 


Answers by Lisa Wendler and Melissa Starrett 


President: Marie Sanderson 

Treasurer: Wendy Greene 

Secretary: Robyn Bookfor 

Alumni Chair: Elyse Brunnwasser 

Scholarship Chair: Kim Kramer 

Public Relations Chair: Suzanne 



Delta Chi 

The Delta Chi fraternity was founded on October 
13, 1890 at Cornell, where it originated as a law 
fraternity. Currently over 100 chapters are located 
nationwide and in Canada. Our chapter was 
chartered and founded at UMass on March 1, 1969. 
The social life at Delta Chi has something to offer 

Founded: October 13, 1890 
Place: Cornell University, Ithaca, 


Colors: Red and Buff 

everyone. Their backyard, perfect to host Greek Area 
barbecues finds people from throughout the Greek 
system playing volleyball or basketball, eating picnic 
goodies, and socializing with many of the 1200 mem- 
bers of the Greek Area. 

The brothers also have a house of which to be 
proud, with spacious living quarters, cozy fireplaces, a 
study room, a pool table, a weight room, and many 
other conveniences of home. 

Delta Chi also stresses academic excellence, as 
well as a firm sense of community and brotherhood. 



1. ) What sets Delta Chi apart from any other 


Diversity. Delta Chi has brothers from 

different countries, cultures, and beliefs, who 

all live together under the same roof with no 

conflict because of it. We are all brothers. 

2. ) What is so special to you about the Greek 

Area ? 

Coming from a university of such size, you 

tend to feel like a number rather than a 

human being. The Greek Area gives you 

that feeling of personal self- worth and 

acceptance that we all need. 

3.) Are there any famous alums affiliated 

with Delta Chi? 
Kevin Costner, William Sessions, Henry 
"Scoop" Jackson, Todd Lincoln, and Ben- 
jamin Harrison 
4. ) What feelings come to mind when you 

evoke your Delta Chi memories? 

Brotherhood is intangible. It is a feeling 

you cannot express in words; it must be 


Answers by Matt Keeling & Nate McKelvey 


President: Matthew Keeling 
Vice President: Jeff Manning 
Secretary: Nathan McKelvey 
Treasurer: Brant McGettrick 
Alumni Relations Secretary: Brian 

Sergeant ;il Arms Milton Goncalves 

Delta Upsilon 

Delta Upsilon, America's sixth oldest fraternity and 
the only to be non-secret, was founded at Williams 
College in 1834. The Massachusetts Chapter was 
colonized in 1979 and gained Chapter status in 1980. 
Since then DU has been active in all aspects of campus 
and community affairs. 

Founded: November 4, 1834 
Place: Williams College, Williamstown, MA 
Colors: Old Gold and Sapphire Blue 
Campus Address: 708 North Pleasant Street. 

The brothers of Delta Upsilon are very proud of 
their annual philanthropy, The Chariot Roll. The 
Chariot Roll is a 110-mile roadrace from Boston to 
Amherst to raise money for The Jimmy Fund to com- 
bat childhood cancer. 

In addition, Delta Upsilon provides an unmatched 
social life. There are weekly parties and exchanges 
with sororities. Brothers live in a house with 30 of 
their best friends. They eat meals catered by a profes- 
sional chef and participate in a competitive intramu- 
ral program. 


1.) How has being in Delta Upsilon added 

to your college career? 

It has made a big university smaller, it 

has taught me to associate with people on a 

higher level, and it has taught me how to 

run a business. 

2.) Do you have any distinctive memories 

about DU activities? 

Running from Boston to Amherst to raise 

money for the Jimmy Fund. 

3.) What are your sentiments about your 


I feel we are very close-knit and open 

minded -- we accept everyone and their 


4.) Why do you think the Greek Area 

survives as it does? 

Its history, and the fact that we are the 

Greeks, we stick together and make it 


Answers bv Paul Vieira and Mike Suarez 


President: Adam Miller 

Vice President: Eric Swenson 

Treasurer: Steve Lipof 

Chapter Relations: Doug Tracey 

Secretary: Paul Vieira 

The chapter room is a 
common gathering place in 
every fraterinty house. Photo 
by Lisa Vincent 


Zeta Psi 

In the 17 years since our founding in 1975 at UMass, 
the Upsilon Mu chapter of Zeta Psi has matured and 
prospered into a well-integrated and finely-tuned orga- 
nization. The 45 brothers of Zeta Psi are no strangers 
to academic achievement with a 2.73 cumulative house 
GPA, one of the highest on this campus. 

Founded: June 1, 1847 

Place: New York University, NYC, NY 

Colors: White and Gold 

Campus Address: 23 Phillips Street 

Our eight-week pledge period consists mainly of 
historical education about Zeta Psi, becoming acquainted 
with the active brotherhood, a weekend road trip to 
Montreal, and of course, a lot of fun and memorable 
times. One ingredient you won't find in our secret recipe 
is hazing. 

As far as a house goes, ours burned down on April 10, 
1991. The good news is that we are rebuilding and 
remodeling the chapter house with plans to reopen her 
doors in the fall semester. 



1 . 1 How do you feel about Zeta Psi m 


Brotherhood is a strong foundation upon 

which to base your college experiences. It 

means you have people to depend on, and 

people who depend on you. Zeta Psi has 

shown me that people of different cultures 

and diverse personalities can come together 

as a unit and work to keep the common 

bond strong. 
2.) What makes you proud of Zeta Psi? 
Regardless of the fact that our house has 

burned down, we have had several 

successful rushes, and our brotherhood is 

as strong as when we did have a "house." 

3. ) What is Zeta Psi to a prospective 


It's an opportunity to participate in a 

microcosm of government and to be a part 

of a house that is well-respected and liked. 

This is evidenced by the strong support 

given to us by the Greek Area during our 

time of need. 

4. ) What's your most cherished recollection? 

Spring formal with a five-hour open bar. 


President: Vincent Mandoza 
Vice President: Todd Mickey 
Secretary: Thomas Walsh 
Treasurer: Jason Janoff 
Corresponding Sec: Peter Pawlik 
Rush Chairman: James McClure 

The Zeta Psi chapter has 
recovered well and 

strengthened its manpower 
since the loss of their house 
last year. Photo courtesy of 
Zeta Psi 

Theta Chi 

A strong concentration on academics, unity, 
and philanthropic activities has helped to make 
Theta Chi one of the strongest and most driven 
fraternities on campus. The brotherhood consists 
of members who offer their own distinct charac- 
teristics to the house. The practice of not subscrib- 
ing to one stereotype or kind of person has allowed 

Founded: April 10, 1856 

Place: Norwhich University, VT 

Colors: Military Red and White 

Campus Address: 496 North Pleasant Street. 

for a brotherhood of close friends who are all 
separate individuals. We also have the conve- 
nience of our own in-house chef — the incredible 
Jim Houson. 

A powerful audio/video entertainment system, 
a private sand volleyball court, and a beautiful sun 
deck which overlooks the campus, help make the 
living experience a great time. We believe that 
Theta Chi is the strongest fraternity on campus. 
We offer both friendships and memories which 
last forever and an unconditional commitment to 


1. ) What do you remember as being awesome 

about Theta Chi? 

My favorite memory as a Greek was when 

my chapter was reinstated as Theta Chapter. 

We received our charter on October 26, 1991 

2.) What does your chapter uphold about 
Theta Chi believes in constant philanthropic- 
work, and does not confine itself to special- 
ized philanthropy events. 
Our fund raising, with events like the 
Pumpkin Sale and Dash for Cash, contrib- 
utes mainly to the American Heart Associa- 

3. ) What lessons will you take with you after 

graduation ? 

The necessity of keeping an open mind. 

4.) Any famous alums? 
Steven Spielburg, Lee Iococca 

Answers by Tom Bagley 


President: Thomas Bagley 

Vice President: Andy B. Smith 

Secretary: J. Cutter Garcia 

Kitchen Steward: Slink Christopher 

Treasurer: Jay Gelb 

Pledge Marshal: Stan Dunajski 


Iota Gamma Upsilon 

Iota Gamma Upsilon is located in the "heart" of 
the Greek Area on North Pleasant Street. We have 
an active sisterhood of 47 members, 36 of which 
reside in the house. We at Iota Gamma Upsilon 
pride ourselves on our diversity and self-govern- 

Founded: 1962 

Place: OMass, Amherst, MA 

Colors: Ultra Marine and Green 

Flower: Daffodil 

Campus Address: 406 North Pleasant St. 

ment which can be compared to none. Externally, we 
participate in intramurals and the Town Council. 

We are also involved locally through such philan- 
thropies as holding can drives and a raffle for reha- 
bilitating alcoholic and drug users, contributing food 
and gifts to needy families during the holidays, and 
volunteering at soup kitchens. In the past, our chap- 
ter has been proud to receive such awards as "Most 
Improved Chapter" and " Best Chapter President." 



1. ) What makes you proud of Iota Gamma 

Upsilon ? 

We are a local sorority, which means we 

have no national affiliation, and we pride 

ourselves on our self-government. We have 

been around for 30 years and that's a great 

accomplishment as many locals only make it 

three to five years, and then disappear. 

2. ) What holds the Greek Area together? 

The Greek Area has a special unity that 

makes it survive. Each chapter respects one 

another and there is a special bonding that 

unites us. 

3. ) What has IGU contributed to your 

college career? 

It has given me a chance to govern my own 

house politically. I have taken up important 

executive positions that give me experience 

that I can fall back on once I get a job. Iota 

Gamma Upsilon also has given me good 

communication skills. 

4. ) How was your sorority formed? 

Iota Gamma Upsilon was founded 30 years 

ago by five women from UMass. 


President: Karen Drucoll 

Vice President: Kelly LLoyd 

Secretary: Lisa Sugerman 

Treasurer: Christine Frencoeur 

Panhel Representative: Lisa Flaherty 

Pledge: Simone Marisseau 

Sisters Karyn Driscoll, Erica 
Colantonio, Mary Przytycki, 
AmyHennessy, Kathy Arkill, 
and Marleen Paquette display 
their new letters. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 


1.) How do you feel about being a member of 

the Greek Area ? 

Being a member of the Greek Area means 

always having a support system of both men 

and women committed to the highest 

academic and moral standards. 

2) What have you learned as a result of 
living at Kappa Kappa Gamma? 

At such a large university, joining Kappa 
can provide a smaller atmosphere in which 
women can thrive socially and academically. 
Living with 60 women has taught me as 
much about group dynamics and manage- 
ment skills as my three years of office 
experience. While school spirit at UMass is 
high, the Greek spirit is stronger and more 

3) Are any Kappa alums now famous? 
Jane Pauley, Candice Bergen, Kate 

Jackson, Donna De Vanna (Olympic 

medalist), Helen Willis Moody, Mrs. 

Campbell (of Campbell's Soup) 

Answers by Christine Solt and Helen Greeley 


President: Hillary Monbouquette 

Vice Presidents: Rachel Cohen and Emily 


Kappa Kappa Gamma 

The Delta Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma 
was founded at the University of Massachusetts in 
1942, and we are proud to call ourselves the oldest 
national sorority on campus. In the fall of 1992, the 
activities and alumnae of Delta Nu will gather to 
celebrate our chapter's fiftieth anniversary. Our 81 

Founded: October 13, 1870 
Place; Monmouth College, , IL 
Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue 
Flower: The Fleur-de-Lis 
Campus Address: 32 Nutting Avenue 

sisters boast our badge — the golden key — not only 
across the nation, but across the world, from Texas 
to Italy to Brazil. Centrally located between the 
campus and Amherst center, Kappa houses 60 sis- 
ters. We encourage participation in campus, com- 
munity, and chapter affairs at Kappa. Our enthusi- 
astic sisters are involved in a variety of activities 
including government, University admissions, alum- 
nae programs and academic clubs, to name a few. 

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Lambda Chi Alpha 

Founded on May 5, 1912, the Gamma Chapter is 
one of the oldest national chapters on campus and, 
throughout the years, has been viewed as the center 
of Greek life at UMass. 

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha are involved in all 
aspects of campus life from the Student Govern- 

Founded: May 5, 



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iversity, MA 


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s Address: 

374 North Pleasant St. 

ment and Interfraternity Council to residential 
area government. We are also competitive in intra- 
mural athletics on both the individual and chapter 
levels. Lambda Chi also offers the brothers the 
opportunity to expand their social life. 

Our facilities include full kitchen, pool and foot- 
ball tables, and cable television. In addition, we 
have extensive academic files to support the broth- 
ers' scholastic endeavors. Lambda Chi works hard 
to promote academic excellence and achievement as 
well as personal growth and development. 



1.) What are some of the philanthropies 

Lambda Chi Alpha has been involved with? 

Our house participated in a haunted house 

fund raiser for DARE, guest dinners with 

the town manager, a pantry raid for the 

homeless, and participation in the Newman 

Center Phonathon. 

2.) How has being a brother supplemented 

college life for you ? 

It keeps me in touch with just about 

everything that goes on on campus, whether 

it be philanthropies, workshops, or even 

social gatherings. 

3.) What does Lambda Chi Alpha have to 

offer to rushees? 

Friendships, close association with the 

brotherhood, and a chance to be a part of 

something that they will love and cherish all 

their lives. 

4.) Any famous alums? 

Harry Truman, Rick Patino, Robert Urich, 

Woody Harrelson, Murry D. Lincoln (the guy 

the Campus Center was named for) 


President: Dave Kula 

Vice President: Niel Costa 

Treasurer: Corlos Crespo 

Secretary: Tom Holl 

Rush Chair: Al grigg and Matt Irish 

Social: Ron Borwich 

Pi Kappa Alpha 

Over the years, Pi Kappa Alpha has grown to be one 
of the largest and most prominent national fraterni- 
ties in the country. Pike alumni include Football Hall 
of Famer Lance Alworth, newsman Ted Koppel and 
Ken Ober of MTVs "Remote Control ," who was a 

Founded: March, 1868 

Place: University of Virginia 

Colors: Garnet and Gold 

Campus Address: 418 North Pleasant St. 

founder of our chapter here at UMass. 
The Theta Mu chapter was colonized in September of 
1977, and it has steadily grown in both numbers and 
recognition over the years. Pike is home to nearly 40 
in-house brothers, as well as a total active member- 
ship of nearly 80 men. We have always strived to be 
the best we can be. Pi Kappa Alpha stresses its 
outstanding athletic program, community services, 
and high academic standards. However, it is the sense 
of brotherhood that Pikes feel which makes us a strong 
campus force. 


1. ) If someone asked you what were your 
three favorite memories as a brother were, 

what would you say? 
a) When we gave, as a house, an electronic 
translator to the deaf community; b) when we 
won the Olympus Cup with the whole house 

present; and c) when we had a formal in 

Springfield with over 150 people attending. 

2.) Describe Pi Kappa Alpha in one word. 


3.) What is a trademark of your house? 

The people, diversity, and the challenges we 

create for ourselves. 

4.) Can you boast of any famous alums'! 

Ted Koppel, Horace Grant (Chicago Bulls), 

Silvio Conte, Ken Ober (UMass Pi Kappa 


5.) How difficult is it to maintain a large 

house, especially during these troubled times? 

It is tough because of the high maintenance 

costs, but it is worth it to have the experience 

of living in a house with so many different 


Answers by Andy Girard 


President: Ed Walsh 

Vice President: Shane Hughes 

Treasurer: Marc Schofer 

Secretary: Josh Hebert 

Fifth Executive: Marc De Olivera 

Left: Andy Gerard and 
Corey Tequis paint the 
fraternity letters on a wall in 
the Pike house. Photo by Erik 

Dan Tempesta takes some 
time out from his studies to 
enjoy Pike's T.V. room. Photo 
by Erik Stone 



1.) What has Sigma Alpha Mu done to 
counteract the negative image? 
We have sustained the highest GPA for the 
past two semesters, proving that our 
emphasis on education is not just a sale 
pitch; we also have programs on alcohol and 
date rape, and consistantly run philan- 
thropic programs which have benefited 
Amherst significantly. 

2.) What has Sammy given you? 

Memories that I will never be able to 
recreate or relive. 

3.) What do you get out of being a brother? 

A sense of camaraderie with other Greeks, 

especially my own fraternity brothers here 

and nationwide. I've worn my letters in 

Florida and had friendly faces greet me. 

4.) In one word, how would you describe 

your house? 


Answers by Dave Sands 


President: David Block 
Vice President: Scott Eber 
Treasurer: Eric Bachenheimer 

Recorder: Brian Norman 

Sigma Alpha Mu 

With distinguished colors of purple and white and 
a history of high moral values, character, and a 
dedication to success, Sigma Alpha Mu continues to 
grow nationally as well as locally. 

The UMass chapter continues a tradition of excel- 
lence. As one of the strongest fraternities on campus, 

Founded: 1909 

Place: City College of New York, NY 

Colors: Purple and White 

Campus Address: 395 North Pleasant St. 

we just initiated the largest pledge class in our four- 
year history. 

While maintaining the highest cumulative GPA of 
all fraternities, we also enjoy success among our 
intramural teams and an active social calendar. Our 
chapter will again venture to Albany for exciting 
games of paintball, and then to upstate New York for 
our spectacular weekend formal. We are proud to 
offer those who pledge a brotherhood of scholarship, 
fun, and excitement. 

Top: Pete Kesnick and 
David Block engage in a vicious 
game of the Genesis variety. 
Photo by Erik Stone 

Andrew Yacht, Jeff Brodner 
and Sean Brasner spend some 
time in their room in the new 
Sammy house on North 
Pleasant Street. Photo by Erik 

Bottom: Brothers Kevin 
Brakstone, Andrew Yacht and 
Jeff Brodner prepare a tape for 
an upcoming exchange. Photo 
by Erik Stone 




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1. ) How has the presence of Doris Newman, a 
local chapter founder and devoted house 

director, changed your house? 

Doris has been a wonderful influence for 

everyone. She is on-call 24 hours a day for 

everyone. Her devotion is neverending, and 

the renovations she has organized for our 

house and her commitment to the sisterhood 

has completely changed our chapter. She is 

the best thing to ever happen to Sigma Delta 


2.) What makes your house different? 

The people. In this house everyone has 

different attitudes and outlooks on life. We 

all have different goals and ways of meeting 

them. Our personalities are as different as 

the places we are from. Sometimes this 
makes getting along difficult, but usually it 

just brings us closer together. 
3.) What is your fondest memory about your 

years as a sister at Sigma Delta Tau? 

My favorite memory involves my three best 

friends spending endless nights talking 

about our dreams and fears. They are 

always ready to lend an ear, and I'll never 

forget what they've meant to me. 

Answers by .Jennifer Woz 


President: Caren Galullo 

Vice President of Pledges: Rosemarie Atays 

Vice President of Rush: Kenie Cassidy 

Secretary: Lisa Rothlein 

Sigma Delta Tau 

Sigma Delta Tau, Psi Chapter was founded at UMass 
on December 15, 1945. Since that date, SDT has been 
a strong presence on campus as well as in the commu- 

Founded: March 25, 1917 


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 


Cafe au Lait and Old Blue 


Yellow Tea Rose 

Campus Address: 409 North Pleasant St. 

nity. Our 60 sisters are involved in activities ranging 
from the ski team and track team to the Society of 
Greek Engineers, and Amherst Meals on Wheels. SDT 
is a diverse, exciting, and motivated group of women 
who are striving to make the best of their college years. 
Our energy and enthusiasm was recognized in 1991 
with our Most Improved Chapter Award, as well as 
with our victory at Greek Sing. 



1. ) What special memories do you have of life 

as a Sigma Kappa sister? 

Preference night ceremony during rush is 

beautiful and extremely special. It was 

touching, heartwarming, and as a rushee I 

was taken by how much that night meant to 

the sisters. 

2.) How has Sigma Kappa counteracted the 

negative image? 

We have done projects that reach out into 

the community, such as cleaning up the 

neighborhood, Christmas caroling at area 

nursing homes, and hosting Halloween 

parties for underprivileged children. 

3.) What influenced your decision to pledge 

your chapter? 

At Sigma Kappa, I enjoyed every person I 

met, and had a great time at the house. The 

girls were generous, honest, and happy. 

4.) How has being in a sorority supplemented 

your college career? 

When I first attended UMass, I was 

overwhelmed by the size of the school. My 

study habits were erratic, and my grades 

were lacking. When I joined Sigma Kappa, I 

was thrown into a highly structured 

environment conducive to studying. My 

grades have improved dramatically. 

Answers by Jamie Gonofltein and Jennifer Tolpa 

Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa is the oldest sorority in New England, 
nationally founded in 1874. We were established at the 
UMass in 1944 and are still going strong. At 19 Allen 
Street, we live in the middle of the Greek Area. Our 
house captures the cheery, personal atmosphere of 
home. Within Sigma Kappa, you'll find a diverse group 

Founded: November 9, 1874 
Place: Colby College, Maine 
Colors: Lavender and Maroon 
Flower: Violet 
Campus Address: 19 Allen Street 

of women studying a wide range of subjects. Chapter 
members pursue a variety of outside interests includ- 
ing The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, the ski team, 
and the Boltwood Project. Scholastically, we work to 
achieve high academic goals, and often sisters excel to 
make the Dean's List and Order of Omega. An impor- 
tant part of Sigma Kappa involves helping others, and 
we do so through our philanthropies. As you can see, 
Sigma Kappa is a well-rounded sorority, promoting 
social, spiritual, academic, and cultural growth. Col- 
lege may only last four years, but Sigma Kappa lasts a 


Kimberly Miller and 
President Lauran Galuillo 
hang out in the chapter house 
on North Pleasant St. Photo 
by Scott Galbraith 

Opposite Top: Doris 
Newman, a past editor-in-chief 
of the Index, is now the house 
mother for SDT. Photo by 
Scott Galbraith 

Opposite Bottom: Karen 
Lepkowski studies in the SDT 
kitchen. Photo by Scott 


The sisters of Sigma Kappa 
brave the elements to show 
some Greek spirit at their 
house on Allen Street. Photo 
by Lisa Vincent 


1 . ) What did you expect when you decided to 

pledge to Sigma Sigma Sigma? 
When I was a freshman, I was easily led into 
anything. My roommate went through rush, 

and when I saw how much fun she was 

having, I decided to open rush Tri-Sigma. I 

went into it not knowing anything about the 

Greek Area, but it was the best blind move 

I've made. 

2.) Describe your house in one word. 


3.) What separates Tri-Sigma from the rest? 

We're down to earth and not easy to 

categorize or stereotype because we're so 


4.) Why did you become a Greek at UMass? 

I became a Greek because I saw it as a way 

to become a leader and to develop and grow as 

a person. I saw it for its social aspects as 


Answers by Lauren Moroz, Nora Keane, and Liz Morris 


President: Valerie Bizier 

Vice President: Daria Baccari 

Secretary: Lauren Moroz 

Treasurer: Paige Lestan 

Sorority Education: Valerie Sales 

Panhellenic Representative: Nicole 


Sigma Sigma Sigma 

The Gamma Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma 
was founded at UMass in 1963. Our 44 active sisters 
are involved in activities such as ROTC, honor 
societies, clubs, student government, chorale, 
intramurals, and exchange programs, to name just 

Founded: April 1898 

Place: Longville College, Farmville, VA 

Colors: Royal Purple and White 

Flower: Purple Violet 

Campus Address: 387 North Pleasant St. 

a few. Our Homecoming float was awarded first 
place last fall as well. Tri-Sigma is more than just 
activities — it's loving, giving, and sharing. Our 
bonds of friendship last not only throughout our 
years at college, but throughout a lifetime. Truly, 
warmth and friendship have become synonymous 
with Sigma Sigma Sigma. 




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Sigma Phi Epsilon 

In the past four years, Sigma Phi Epsilon has 
grown from a chapter of 30 members to a brother- 
hood of 75 men, the largest on campus. Its mem- 
oers are involved in running the Interfraternity 
Council, as well as other activities including the 

Founded: November 1, 1901 

Place: Richmond College, Richmond, VA 

Colors: Red and Purple 

Campus Address: Fraternity/Sorority Park 

Boltwood Project, The Index yearbook, Mortar 
Board Society, and the SGA. Our chapter has also 
progressed from a small house outside of South- 
west to a larger house on North Pleasant Street, to 
our new 52-man home in Fraternity/Sorority Park. 
Sig Ep prides itself on its involvement in fraternity 
intramurals. Last year, our chapter won Greek 
Week, as well as finished third in Greek Sing, the 
first fraternity to ever place in the competition. We 
have also won numerous rush and alumni awards 
from our National, the largest in the country. 


1.) When you leave Sigma Phi Epsilon and 
embark into the future, what will you take with 
A better idea of who I am, what my interests 
are, who I want to become. Most importantly, 
being a Greek has taught me how to go after 
what I want. 
2.) How has being in a fraternity changed 
your life? 
I have gained confidence in myself as a 
person, a speaker, a social person, an aca- 
demic, and most importantly, I have learned 
what real friendship is. 
3) Why did you decide to join Sigma Phi 
Epsilon ? 
What I saw in my chapter was what I saw in 
myself and what I could become by being a 
4) Famous alums? 
Carroll O'Connor, Robert Stempel (chairman 
of Ford Motor Co), Orel Hershimer (pitcher for 
the Los Angeles Dodgers), Harold Polling 
(president of General Motors), William 
Schreyer, and Dr. Seuss 

Answers by Aaron Stein 


President: Todd Engle 

Vice President: Keith Meadows 

Financial Controller: Alan Deane 

Alumni Operations Director: David Patterson 

Secretary: Ron Burns 

Chaplain: Jason Pacuilian 


Phi Sigma Kappa 

Since 1873, Phi Sigma Kappa, the first recog- 
nized fraternity at UMass, has had a long and rich 
history of tradition and commitment to excellence. 
As the first of 1 10 Phi Sig chapters nationally, the 
Alpha chapter has set a positive example for other 
chapters throughout the country, as well as for 

Founded: March 15, 1873 

Place: UMass, Amherst 

Colors: Silver and Red 

Campus Address: 510 North Pleasant St. 

The brothers of Phi Sigma 
Kappa are members of the 
only fraternity actually 
founded at UMass. Photo 
courtesy of Phi Sigma Kappa 

other fraternities at UMass. 

Phi Sigma Kappa prides itself on strong aca- 
demics, competitive athletic teams, and a superb 
social life. In addition, our chapter house is known 
for having the best location on campus, being 
adjacent to the School of Management, the Fine 
Arts Center, and the Newman Center. In fact, it 
is our central location that made Phi Sigma Kappa 
the host of the first annual Greek Area Barbecue 
and concert. 


Chi Omega 

The Iota Beta chapter of Chi Omega was founded 
at UMass on June 5, 1941, making us the oldest 
sorority on campus. Chi Omega is also the largest 
national sorority with 176 chapters, and over 200,000 
initiated sisters. 

We at Chi Omega stress scholarship, diversity, 
and individuality, Chi Omega has been recognized 

Founded: April 5, 1895 

Place: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,AK 

Colors: Cardinal and Straw 

Flower: White Carnation 

Campus Address: Fraternity/Sorority Park 

Some women of the Chi 
Omega chapter, founded in 
1971, meet in the living room 
of their house. Photo by Karen 

for several outstanding awards, including The 1990 
Most Spirited Sorority, and the Distinguished Ser- 
vice Award from UMass Public Safety. In 1991, we 
received The Gulden Chapter Award of Excellence, 
which is the highest award for a Greek chapter to 
receive. The sisters are involved in a multitude of 
activities on and off campus , among them the Golden 
Key National Honor Society, Order of Omega, UMass 
Business Club, VIBES, the Boltwood Project, The 
Massachusetts Daily Collegian , the Ski Club, Physi- 
cal Education instruction, and cheerleading. 









1. ) What is one of the coolest times you've had 

at Phi Sig? 

Last year, when the Greek concert was at our 

house, it was great to look off our deck, watch 

The Machine play in our parking lot, and see 

the whole Greek Area coming together as one. 

2. ) What separates your fraternity from all the 


We are the oldest recognized fraternity at 

UMass, founded in 1873. We are the Alpha 

chapter of 110 Phi Sig Chapters nationwide. 

3.) How does being the Alpha chapter of Phi 

Sig affect you ? 

It puts pressure on us and makes us set an 

example for other chapters nationwide. 

4.) How was Phi Sigma Kappa started? 

Phi Sig was founded by six men as a joke here 

at UMass, and it blossomed into one of the 

strongest fraternities in the nation. 

5.) Are there any past Phi Sig brothers who are 

now famous? 

Don Knotts, John Sununu, Tom Smothers, 

Jack Welch, Frank Gifford, Dan Patrick 

Answers by Jeff Connors and Scott Storey 


President: Jeff Connors 

Vice President: Scott Storey 

Treasurer: Kethe Cicconi 

Sentinel: Marc Depoto 

Secretary: Steve Hurley 

Inductor: Dave Casprowitz 




1.) What was Chi Omega's great moment of 


Our fiftieth anniversary on campus was 

celebrated in April 1991. Our national 

president attended the all-day event, as well as 

200 alumnae. I had to give a speech on the 

overview of the past year during the dinner 

banquet, and our national president sat next to 

me at the head table and continually reassured 

me that I would do fine. The whole day was 
amazing — the preparation I had to put into it 
and the pride I felt at the end of the night was 
overwhelming. I was so happy to be president 
of our chapter because of the support I received 

from the alumnae and the sisters. 

2. ) What single word could describe your house 

most accurately? 


3. ) How has being a sister of Chi Omega 

added to your college career? 

I have learned to give more of myself to others, 

to work in a group, and leadership qualities. 

4. ) Are there any famous previous Chi Omega 


Cathy Lee Crosby, Liza Minelli, Harper Lee, 

Mary Ann Mobley 

Answers by Jackie Leonard and Laurel Acker 



President: Michele Lally 

Vice President of Scholarship: Andrea Bandelli 

Secretary: Terry Blasetti 

Treasurer: Jode Mossowitz 

Personal Chairperson: Donna Morse 

Rush Chairperson: Laura Dialessi 

Tri-Sigmas Jenny Elnrich 
and Valerie Bizier smile for 
the camera. Photo by Karen 

Andra DiLuigi, Jamie 
from DZ relax in their house. 
Photo by Erik Stone 

Dan Madden, Jay Young, Eric Swenson, Chris 
Johnson , and Marc Reardon show their unusual 
taste in headwear. Photo courtesy ofDU 

Jonn Swain demonstrates his 
mastery of the guitar for his 
brothers. Photo by Karen 



Sherri Graff of Chi Omega 
makes time for a study break. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Brian Strout looks pretty 
happy about living in the new 
Sig-Ep house. Photo by Karen 



Lisa Carabino, Tammy Brown, Helen Greely, Dana Warwick, 
and Lisa Larson play cards in their chapter house. Photo by Lisa 

Laura Kialessi and Janet Ferry do some 
pillow making in their room. Photo by Karen 































































ueniors l 

eniors I eature 

It's not easy in the 

If you thought having to wake up 
early for a 9:30 class was hard, or 
pulling an all-nighter for an exam 
was a painful and tiring experi- 
ence, then you're not going to look 
forward to the long and hard 
struggle of finding a job upon 
After finishing UMass a se- 
mester early ( fall semester ), I felt 
great. During my three and a half years at 
UMass, I had acquired a great deal of knowledge, 
especially in my declared major. Now that I 
graduated, I would no longer find my- 
self each day sitting in a classroom 
while listening to a professor lec- 
ture, but would now have the 
opportunity to go out into the 
world and apply my knowl- 
edge to a job that best suited 

I believed my degree from 
college would open up the door to 
many job opportunities. I also be- 
lieved that graduating in the fall semes- 
ter would give me a head start in the job i t 
market. For these reasons, I was very opti- 
mistic when I first started my job search. In 
fact, I refused to even glance at any ads 
that didn't pertain to my field of inter- 
est or weren't good enough for some- 
one who just graduated with a degree 
from college. 

I followed all the established rules 
in seeking a job. I networked by letting 
everyone know I was available and sought 
advice from them. Every day I got at least 
one newspaper and looked in the "help wanted" 
section. I found that if I didn't immediately 
inquire about a job early in the day the response 
would be "the job has already been filled." I sent 
out many resumes to various agencies that I felt 

might have positions and were in my field. The 
best I received was a letter thanking me for 
taking an interest in their agency and wishing 
me luck in the pursuit of my career. 

After one month of searching for a job in my 
field and not having any luck, reality started to 

set in. _ The three and a half years of 
college education and my de- 
gree in a specialized field 
wasn't enough to guaran- 
tee a job. 

In the weeks that fol- 
lowed, I found myself no longer 
skipping over the columns in the 
"help wanted" section which listed 
clerical and secretarial jobs. I was 
disappointed and frustrated that I 
would once again have to settle for 
an unstimulating job which I had 
done over summer and school 
breaks just to earn some spending 
money. Surprisingly, I found even 
these types of jobs were hard to get. With 
the present weak economy and unemploy- 
ment so high, any job seems to be 

As time lagged on and I still 
found myself desperately search- 
ing for a job, I reminded myself 
there are others who have been 
searching longer. As hard as it 
is, I still refuse to give up and 
not let myself become discour- 
aged. It's hard work — at times 
harder than waking up early for those 
9:30 classes and studying for exams — and 
even harder than if you were working a nine-to- 
five job. With all my networking, calling, send- 
ing out resumes, and persistent efforts, I am 
finally receiving positive feedback and getting 
some offers. Job hunting has become an exten- 
sion of my education. 

— by Celeste Krochak 


Mary Dukakis, senior Operations Management 
major, looks for a prospective employer. The sluggish 
1992 economy made finding a job difficult for the 
seniors. Photo by Karen McKendry 


Kimberly Aaronson, COMDIS 

Jason Abel, Finance 

Donna Adams, Engl 

Kimberley Adams, Journ 

Robin Adams, Econ 

Deborah Agin, IntDes 

Brian Guiar, HRTA 

Kathleen M. Ahern, Zool 

Amanda Dalai Akel, ApplMktg 

Christopher Albus, AnSci 

Meridith Aldrich. COMSTU 

Katherine Alfano, Engl 

Stacey Algeri, Econ 

Shahin Ali, CE 

Meredith Allan, Nutr 

Thomas Allegrezza, Zool 

Michelle Allevne, Engl 

Janine Allosso, HRTA 

Suzanne Alper, ComDis 

Lee Ann Ambrose, COMSTU 

Mark Ames, PolSci 

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James Ancona, Music 
John Emory Anderson, Clsics 

J'i\ Anderson, Legal 

Kevin Anderson, Educ 

Robert Anderson, Mgmt 

Tracey Anderson, BDIC 

Christine Andreis, AnSci 

Erika Andrews, Educ 

Kelly Andrews, Sociol 

Carta Aniceto, PolSci 

Geraldine Annear, Geront 

James Anspach, LS&R 

Matthew Appel, Acctg 

Mitchell Appel, Finance 

Jeffrey Applestein, Mktg 

Holly Aprile, SptMgmt 

Michelle Arace, Journ 

HaitArakelian, HRTA 

Esther Archer, PolSci 

Kathleen Arkell, HRTA 

Jennifer Arnold, HRTA 
Tara Armstrong, French 
Norma Lynn Aro, HRMgt 
Suzanne Aronson, Acctg 
Michelle Arpante, Sociol 
Ann Paula Amida, Psv< h 



• I will miss meeting people in 
the Cape Cod Lounge and on tin- 
side of the Student Union and 
hanging around and chatting with 

— Michele Palazzo, environ- 
mental science 

• Cheap beer 

— Bonnie Greenwald and 
Andrea Bass 

• Waking up at noon every Mon- 
day, Wednesday, and Friday 

— Michaela Chase. Spanish 


Jeffrey Arsenault, SptMgmt 
Tracy Arvvood, Legal 
Nicole Asselin, COMSTU 
Paul Audet, Econ 
Trina Augello, HRTA 
Brenna Autrey, HRTA 

Christine Averill, Nurse 
Arlene Ayala Velez, ApplMktg 
Gregory Babcock, Micbio 
Linda Babetski, Design 
Kevin Babineau, Sociol 
Robyn Baer, Acctg 

Carolyn Bagley, Acctg 
Michelene Bagley, COMSTU 
Amy Bailey, Engl 
Adam Baker, EE 
Orissa Baker, COMSTU 
Jill Baldani, Mktg 

Suzanne Baldwin, COMSTU 
Richard Ballantyne. Engl 
Erica Banas, CE 
Lisa Band, Spanish 
Edward Banks, Engl/Journ 
Donald Baptiste, Econ 


Oeniors 1 

eniors i eature 

Mather Career Center 

The edge seniors need 
to get a job 

ith the economy in its current 
state, with companies laying 
off workers at the rate they 
are, and with so many people 
competing for so few jobs, one 
cannot forego any op- 
portunity in re 
gards to full-time, long-term 
employment. The Mather 
Career Center at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts 
at Amherst provides an 
opportunity for UMass 
seniors as well as alumni. 
Unfortunately, only a frac- 
tion of the student body, 
past and present, take ad- 
vantage of this resource. 

Some students are unaware 
that the University provides more 
than just an education; it also pro 
vides a means to utilize that education. 
The Mather Career Center provides as 
sistance to students by helping them orga- 
nize their experience and demonstrate it pro- 
fessionally in a resume. The Center also 
provides counselors for personal assistance. In 
addition, the Center also provides workshops to 
help improve presentation skills which are vital 
in an interview. The Center goes so far as to 
include advice on styles of suits to wear as well as 
letter style and type of paper to use on your 

resume. The Career Center tries to provide as 
much advantage to each candidate as possible. 
Job seekers are always looking for an edge, 
that connection that will get their foot in the door 
for an interview. The Career Center is 
that edge. The Center is that 
personal connection that ev- 
eryone seeks. The Center 
recruited many presti- 
gious firms to partici- 
pate at the Center. 
Some of those firms 
are Chubb Group of 
Insurance Companies, 
United Technologies, 
Hamilton Standard, 
and AT&T. 
Many students have 
benefited from the opportu- 
nities that the Center has of- 
fered. Leitha Miner, a finance 
major, states, "I believe the services 
the Career Center offers have been 
invaluable in my job search." The Mather 
Career Center has many advantages to 
offer seniors and alumni. Finding a job that 
is compatible to your major and career goals 
is too difficult not to take advantage of the 
Career Center. If you desire further informa- 
tion, you can call the Center at (413) 545-2224. 
The address is Mather Career Center, Amherst, 
MA 01003. 

— by Gary Ferrara 




• The roommate who read the 
Bible every night; didn't drink, 
smoke, or believe in premarital sex; 
and who snored so loudly I slept in 
the lounge. 

— Jamie Weeks, environmental 

• I spent a semester with a guy 
who was four cans short of a six- 
pack. He took Math I, Spanish I, 
and Society of Religion. He also 
thought he was God's gift to 
women. Needless to say, he failed 
out, dateless. 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• While performing a tribute to 
Bruce Lee, my roommate sopho- 
more year assaulted me with 
nunchucks while I was speaking on 
the phone to my parents. 

— Erik Benton, art education 

Peaceful studying by the pond. Photo by Lisa Vincent 

Two aspiring UMass hoop stars get physical on the Cen- 
tral/Orchard Hill basketball court. Photo bv Jeff .Alexan- 


Carol Bardon, HomeEcEd 

Angela Barker, COINS 

Melissa Barlow, Psych 

Claudine Barnes, Hist/PolSci 

Doreen Barnes, Ling/Anth 

Laura Barnicle, ConStu 

Scott Barone, GBFin 

Jill Baroni, Educ 

Frank Barrepski, PolSci 

Kara-Jean Barrett, Engl 

Kevin Barry, Sociol 

Susan Barry, Sociol 

Amanda Bartlett, Psych 

Laura Bartovics, EnvSci 

Teresa Barut, Math 

Andrea Bass. HRTA 

Deborah Basta, Acctg 

Brian Batalis, PolSci 

Kevin Bavman, COMSTU 

Richard Bayer, Design 

Eric Beal, Sociol 

Nathan Bearman, COMSTU 

Daniel Beaulieu, HRTA 

Julie Beaulieu, Theatr/ComStu 


Alii it 

Melissa Beck, Psych/Zool 
Jari Becker, Zool 
Michael R. Beeltje, ME 
Jane Belak, AnSci 
Amy Belanger, Legal 
Michael Benbenek, Finance 

Eric Benink, GBFin 
Kathryn Benjamin, HumServ 
Allison Bennett, Psych 
Keith Bennett, Art 
Kimberly Bennett, Educ 
Lori Benson, BDIC 

Douglas Bent, LdArc 
Erik Benton, ArtEd 
Laura Berardi, Ednc 
Jamie Bergenfeld, Zool 
Kris Berglnnd, Art 
Wendy Berney, Finance 

Andrew Bernstein, Econ 
Sandra Bernstein, Psych 
Douglas Berry, CE 
Todd Bern, EnvSci 
Veronica Berti, Italian 
Karen Bertino, HRTA 

Eileen Besse, Engl 
Kristin Bevilacqua, COMSTU 
Tamara Biasin, COMSTU 
Jessamyn Bilodeau, Engl 
Coberly Birch, AnSci 
Nancy Bishop, ContEd 

Malini Biswas, ConStu 
Amy Bizon, Engl 
Marci Blacker. SptMgmt 
Eric Blackwelder, OpMgmt 
Gillian Blackwell, Micbio 
Kerrin Blake, Econ 

Kevin Blake, PolSci 
Joseph Blandini, Psych 
Jerome Bledsoe, Econ 
Elizabeth Block, Engl 
Amy Bloomstein, HRTA 
Laura Blum. HRTA 

Jennifer Blunt, Engl/PolSci 
Anne Boffa, Educ 
Eileen Boland. Engl 
Brian Boisvert, Econ 
John Bombard, Econ 
Adeline Bombola, ConStu 




Are we going uptown tonight?" 
Your work for the week is 
finished. You're sick of sitting 
around your room watching re- 
runs of "It's A Living." You 
don't feel like studying. 
It's time to go out. 
i Some make a quick jaunt 
down North Pleasant Street. Others jump on the 
bus to Northampton, Hadley, or the north or 
south of Amherst. Regardless of the destination 
or the reason, UMass students love to go out — 
so much so that many who ordinarily would be 
prohibited by law to enter such establishments 
risk confiscation or arrest by altering their IDs. 
What makes these places such a draw? It's 
just a room with a bar, a jukebox, and maybe a 
pool table, right? 

If this is your impression of the typical night 
spot, you've left out the most important ingredi- 
ent: people. 

Draft beer and mixed drinks are a draw to be 
sure, but besides the lure of alcoholic beverages, 
the main reason UMass students go out is to see 
their friends, or to meet new ones. For students 
who live off campus, a bar or club on a weekend 
is often the only place they can see old friends 
from classes and dorm hallways past. 

Walking into one of uptown's many watering 
holes on a Friday night, you will see so many 
people you won't notice the decor. Even if you are 
a regular, you'll probably only know a few of 
them. But don't worry. They don't know you 
either — that is, unless you swallow your pride 
and say "hello" or start dancing. That's yet 
another reason to go out: social opportunity. It's 
not just a bar; it's a roomful of people waiting to 
be met. 

Back to the accepted stereotype for a minute: 
true enough, some establishments do indeed 
consist of a bar, a few chairs, a pool table, and a 
jukebox. But set your preconceived notions aside; 
it's not something out of Eugene O'Neill's "The 
Iceman Cometh." Unpretentious doesn't equal 
hole-in-the-wall, as a visit to some places off 
Amherst's beaten path will prove. 

Often these places are frequented by 
Amherst's permanent residents. Don't let that 
deter you; they're out for the same reasons you 
are. They often make good opponents for a game 
of pool, as well; while you're trying to beat 

"grandpa" to impress your pals, the person you're 
playing against wants to prove to his friends he 
can thrash these "young whippersnappers." Or 
something like that. 

But in a region where diversity is the rule 
instead of the norm, this is exactly what you'll 
find. Some establishments pride themselves on 
food, for instance. If you've ever gotten the "beer 
munchies," you know how clutch a big plate of 
nachos or Buffalo chicken wings, the official 
snack food of God, can be. Just remember the 
reason they serve you hot food is to sell cold beer 
— but chances are if you've read this far, you 
don't mind buying cold beer. 

Other spots, particularly but not limited to 
Northampton, feature dancing, either with live 
bands or disc jockeys. Current taste being what 
it is, if it's a DJ you'll most likely hear a mix of 
dance songs with some of those cheesy 70s songs 
you heard on AM radio as a kid. (Those are often 
the most fun, by the way.) 

No one aims a gun at your feet and says 
"dance," but even if you're hopelessly clumsy, 
you'll find after a few drinks everyone else is, too. 
Even if you don't catch a buzz before hitting the 
floor, once the jam starts pumping you'll forget 
how terribly self-conscious you are and start 
having fun. No one's going to laugh at you, 
either, unless you're so drunk you shouldn't be 
out in the first place. Going overboard and 
getting sick is no fun. 

What about Northampton, anyway? The 
prices are generally higher and the clientele 
closer to middle-age, with the exception of the 
occasional group of Smithies out for a good time, 
but Northampton has a lot to offer. If you've got 
a safe ride (like the free bus, for instance) and 
you're looking for a change of pace, a trip to Noho 
is definitely worth the travel time. 

Nightspots in Northampton often include 
live music. Noho has an excellent reputation for 
up-and-coming bands, as well as some interna- 
tionally prominent acts who like to return to one 
of the places where they become famous. Take a 
few risks and you may someday have the privi- 
lege of saying "I saw them when they were 
starting out." 

Well, what are you waiting for? Get your 
pals, designate a driver (don't let me catch you 
driving drunk) and have fun. 

— by Greg Sukiennik 


Seniors Leitha Miner and Kathy Stoffel celebrate 
Mary Dukakis' (center) 22nd birthday at Twister's 
Tavern. Photo courtesy of Leitha Miner 


Anthony Bonanno, HRTA 

Elizabeth Bonavire, Sociol 

Mark Bonica, Engl 

Richard Bonzagni, PolSci 

MarvBeth Bordeau. Engl 

Robin Borden, Acctg 

Todd Bornstein, HRTA 

Stephanie Borr, Ednc 

Jennifer Boucher, Astron 

Michelle Boudreau, Dance 

Norman Boulanger II, CH E 

|oel Boultinghouse, Psych 

Neal Bourbeau, Hist 

Isabelle Bourdonne, French 

Christine Bonrkney, HRTA 

Carrie Bouthillier, BDIC 

Bonnie Bowdish, COMSTU 

Anna Bowen, Engl 

Susan Bowles, Mgmt 

Jerry Boyd, Engl 

Samantha Bovd, Ednc 

Karen Boyer, Mgmt 

Thomas Bozza, Zool 

Eleanor Bracken, Zool 

[ana Brady, Journ 

Iben Brain, Painting 

Lisa Bianco, COMSTU 

Ernest Brandano, HRTA 

Sarah Brandes, COMSTU 

Claudia Brandlev, PuhHl 

[ulie Brannon, Art 

Susan Branscombe, FaMktg 

Scott Brass, Mktg 

Randolph Bray, NEAST 

Kevin Breakstone, Mktg 

Andrea Bregoff, COMSTU 

Dena Bregoli, Zool 

Karen Brendemuehl, Sociol 

Kathrvne Brennan, HRTA 

Paul Bresnehan, Acctg 

Suzanne Brodney, Nulr 

Andrew Brodsky, Psych 

John Broelli, Engl 

Michael Broggi, IE/OR 

Brian Brooks, Legal 

David Brower, ComLit 

Jeffrey Brown, PolSci 

Jodv Brown, ComDis/Psych 

****** MA \ 



• Lynn Margnlis. A 20th-century 
female Leonardo da Vinci. 

— Brian C. Dempsey, anthropol- 

• Professor Nancy Lamb was a 
great professor because she was 
down to earth and easy to talk to. 
She became a friend. 

— Donna Miller, French 

• I have two favorites, both histo- 
ry: Professor Oates and Professor 
Johnston. They are both incredibly 
intelligent men. Oates got me more 
involved with history; he makes it 
come alive. Johnston is just a bril- 
liant man; he makes you think 
about things you've never even 
thought about. 

— Jon Chapman, histoiy 

Ton Brown, Econ 
Philip Brown, Phil 
Steven Brown, Legal 
Tamara Brown, Engl 
Jeff Brudner, Mktg 
Susan Brunner, Psych 

Maria Bruno, ElemEduc 
Heather Bryant, Nurse 
Deborah Bryce, Engl 
Chris Brzezinski, Engl 
Timothy Bucciarelli, Engl 
Bailey Buchanan, Finance 

Mark Budreski, Engl 
Michelle Buglio, Engl 
Pekcan Buraks, CSEng/Econ 
Keith Burger, ME 
Ashling Burke. Engl 
Kevin Burke. LclArc 

Kimberly A. Burke, BDIC 
Ranch Burke. Psych 
Rebecca Burne.Journ/Psych 
Matthew Burns, EnvSci 
Michelle Burrington, Hist 
Brooke Burton. Journ 



emors 1 eature 

The more things change, 

the more they stay the same . . . 

A lot can happen in four years. A 
national government can be 
overthrown and restructured. 
Olympic teams can be chosen 
and compete. DefLeppard might 
release an album. Or a person 
could attend a university and 
change his/her entire life. So, on 
this occasion of the graduation of approximately 
4600 seniors, we at the Index decided to take a 
look around, and see what has changed at the 
University of Massachusetts. 

Okay, where should we start? How about 
tuition? You could say that it's gone up a tad. Or, 
as cultural anthropology major Carolyn Conrad 
said, "Tuition has gone way the . . . out of the ... oh 
. . . universe . . . like gone . . . see ya . . . huge!" 
Figuratively speaking, she's right, but it's the 
fees that really hurt the most. Put it this way: 
when we were freshmen, in-state tuition and 
fees and everything else was $5,322 and $8,754 
for out-of-state students. Now, in-state costs 
$8,449 and out-of-state has skyrocketed up to 
$14,317. That's a lot of money. However, UMass 
is still a pretty good deal for in-state students. 
Philosophy major Rich Lyons says, "UMass is a 
pretty good deal ... in the sense that we get a lot 
for a little. The state pays for a lot of our bills, and 
we get what I consider to be a pretty good educa- 
tion. I'd hate to see students not able to go to 
UMass or finish a degree at UMass because they 
didn't have enough money." 

However, the state has been able to see its way 
to installing a new phone system in the dorms, as 
well as cable. The phone system has voice-mail, 
call forwarding, automatic callback, eight-per- 
son conference calling, and I think a direct link 
to the White House. Opinions were mixed on 
whether we needed all of this, when half the 
students can't get classes. Conrad says that "it's 
fun, it's a toy, but there's no need for it." How- 
ever, David Sands, an operations management 
major, thinks otherwise. "People might say that 
they're putting money into things like that where 
they should be putting it into classes, and I kind 
of agree. [However], the school will pick up again 
when the state picks up . . . You gotta have things 
like that if you want to compete [with other 


One thing the phones were good for, however, 
was pre-registration and add/drop. Being able to 
get your classes without having to get out of bed 
made life a lot easier. Psychology major Ann 
Dacey says "the phone system is a big improve- 
ment. It takes the big knot out of the first day of 
add/drop. Before the phone system, the last 
semester when I waited in long lines on add/drop 
day, we had four people pass out, so I think it's 
definitely a big improvement." Conrad thinks 
touch-tone pre-registration "is really fun, 'cause 
the woman is really perky." 

While all this is important, anyone can tell you 
there is much more to the UMass experience 
than just tuition and classes (sorry, Mom). One 
such thing is dorm life. Over the past few years, 
that has changed a lot. The most noticeable 
facet of this life is the parties. This school used 
to be known as "ZooMass" — and for a good 
reason — but ResEd has done its best to change 
that. But students don't all think moving parties 
off campus is necessarily for the best. Lyons 
says "[parties 1 aren't just places to go to get 
drunk. They're very social institutions, and 
sometimes they can be detrimental and kind of 
abused, and sometimes not. The moving of the 
parties off campus has really led to a moving of 
all social life out of the dorms. No longer do the 
dorms really serve as the community focal point 
like they used to. They're no longer a place where 
you live and study and party, and now it's just a 
place where you sleep." Sands agrees, saying, 
"I'd have kids come up from U Hartford or small 
schools and say this isn't the party school they'd 

Another way that ResEd has pretty much 
killed the communal atmosphere, at least in 
some dorms (especially the towers), is the en- 
forcement of the single-sex bathroom policy. 
Dacey says, "Men and women felt more comfort- 
able having the bathrooms co-ed, and knowing 
who was there . . . instead of having strangers 
from other floors and guests from other floors 
traveling down to use your bathroom, and also 
having to climb a dark dingy stairwell wrapped 
in only a towel." 

And while they're tearing up the dorm life, 


they're also tearing up the campus, in a very 
literal sense. Lyons mentions, "When I first took 
a tour of this campus when I was in high school, 
there were buildings going up, parking lots being 
constructed, and so forth, and I thought, 'Gee, 
this campus is really going to be nice once they 
finish doing this over the summer.' Little did I 
realize that this was a perpetual thing." Dacey 
doesn't particularly care for the constant con- 
struction, either, saying, "I wish they wouldn't 
have the campus dug up all the time. I think it's 
very unattractive. Instead of starting a project 
when another one is not finished, I wish they'd 
just work consistently in one area, clean it up, 
and then move on. It seems like there's always 
something being built or surrounded by that 
ugly, orange, plastic fencing." 

Finally, one of the things that UMass is known 
for is its political activity. Over the past four 
years, it seems to have quieted down quite a bit. 
Lyons says, "It's a lot less politically volatile. A 
lot of the people who agitated a lot of the political 

demonstrations have left and haven't been re- 
placed." History major and former Collegian 
editor, Preston Forman comments, "the Univer- 
sity seems more conservative than it once was. It 
isn't right-wing by any standard, but it isn't 
stridently left, either. For example, I had been 
here three days my freshman year, and I opened 
up the Collegian . On the front page, the lead read 
on the first rally of the semester. I sort of paused 
and said, 'What does this have to say about this 
place?' Compare it to this semester: we've had 
two rallies — one really didn't even count." 

One thing is for certain. As sure as the Soviet 
government will eventually get back on its feet, 
and as sure as there will be Summer Games in 
another four years, and as sure as Def Leppard 
will . . . well, anyway, UMass will always be in a 
constant state of change. That is the only thing 
that will stay the same. 

- by Stephen Moshkovitz 

One of the major changes this 
year was the construction of the 
Mullins Arena. The arena will 
house a larger basketball court and 
a new ice rink facility. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 



• I would have liked to row. 

— Carl Borchart, Education 

• I wish I had tried the skydiving! 

— Therese Kiajewski, marketing 

• Doing horribly grade-wise my 
second semester freshman year, 
and I wish I could have applied to 
my major earlier so I would have 
had a semester to do an exchange. 

— Sarah Howick, communica- 

• I wish I stuck with one room- 
mate who I got along with instead 
of trying out new roommates each 

— Celeste Krochak, psychology 


W *m'< v* 


Rainie Ward, Luke Keavany, and Mike Hurley brave the 
elements to get tix for the UMass v. Temple Basketball 
game. Photo Courtesy Leitha Miner 

Donna Szymkowicz and Kate Holyfield wish the minute- 
men Good Luck at the pep rally. 

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) 1 

Brendan Bush, Hist 

Rebecca Buswell, Geol 

Deborah Butler, Psych 

James Butler, Econ 

Patricia Butler, ConEc 

Dawn E. Butterfield, Engl 

Coleen Byrne, FaMktg 

Lauren Byrne, ApplMktg 

Anne Caban, Span 

Michele Cairns. COMSTU 

Kimberly Caisse, Finance 

Michelle Calarese, Acctg 

Tara Callagy, COMSTU 

Jody Callahan, Theatr 

Lara Campagna, Psych 

Allan Campbell, CS Eng 

Betsey L. Campbell, Sociol 

Carrie Campbell, COMSTU 

Jayde Campbell, Hist 
Keith Campbell, BFA 
Sue Canaway, HRTA 
Maria Candiloro, Mktg 
Alfredo Canhoto, Biochm 
Melisa Canli, NEAST 


Bridget Cannon, HRTA 
Virgina Caple, ElemEduc 
Jill Capodanno, Engl 
Melissa Caprio, Educ 
Thomas Capnzzo, HRTA 
Candita Caracci, Educ 

William Caraccio, Acctg 
Melissa Caramanica, ConSt 
Gerald Cardillo, CS Eng 
James Cardinal, EE 
Carolyn Carey, Art 
Janet Carey, Span 

Joseph Cargile. Finance 
Scott Carleton, Econ 
Christine Carlo, COMSTU 
Raymond Carlozzi, LS&R 
Carolyn Carlson, Theatr 
Joelle Carnevale, ElemEduc 

Christine Carney. COMSTU 
Lorraine Caron, Educ 
Lisa Carrabino, Hist 
Melissa Carrier, Engl 
Michele Carriere, EE 
William Carrigan, HRTA 

Robert Carruth, Phil 
Laura A. Carter, W&FBio 
Melissa Caruso, ComLit 
Garron Carvalho, Finance 
Michael Carvalho, SptMgmt 
Cherri Casey, NEAST 

Clara Cashell-Pavone, Engl 
Mark Cassidy, Econ 
Kristin Castle, Legal 
Darren Caterino, IntlFinance 
George Cauley, PolSci 
Kurt Cederho'lm, COMSTU 

Stephen J. Cefalo, COMSTU 
Diane Celentano, Psych 
David Chait, ConStud 
Man - Chalifour, Anth 
Renee Champagne, Psych 
David Chan, CE 

Theodore Chapin, W&FBio 
Jonathan Chapman, Hist 
Firmin Chariot, EE 
Lisa Charney, Psych 
Michaela Chase. Span 
Michael Chenail, LS&R 


K. Hong Cheng, EE 

Pamela Cherkofsky, ExcSci 

Eddy Chin, Eton 

Lisa Chin, Ecluc 

Lynne Chinigo, COMSTU 

Jean Chisholm, fourn 

Michael Chludzinski, OpMgl 

Jill Christian, ComLit 

Tania E. Christie, Econ 

Elizabeth Christopher, Engl 

Jean ( ilm. Aril lis 

Kenneth Chu, Theatr 

Shin Tzong Chu, Math 

Scott Chun, Acctg 

Sharon Cicchitti, Nurse 

Stephen Cieplik, Econ 

Anthony Ciolfi, CE 

Daniel Clark, Wildlf 

Elizabeth Clark, Mktg 

James Clark, CSE 

Jennifer Clark, COMSTU 

Jonathan Clark. Finance 

Kara Clark, COMSTU 

Stephen Clark, Engl 

Thomas Clark, PISoil 

Sharon Cleary, UWW 

Rebecca Clements, Engl 

John Clifford, Hist 

Catherine Clifton, PolSci 

Kristina Cloutier, Educ 

Kristina Coates, Nurse 
Dawn Cobin, Math 
Allison Cohen, Mktg 
Andrea Cohen, Econ 
Dana Cohen, ComLit 
Daniel ( lohen. Sot iol 

Felice Cohen, BDIC 

Matthew Cohen, Acctg 

Noah Cohen, Finance 

Richard Cohen, Econ 

Bethany Coleman, PolSci 

Justin Collins, Sociol 

Linda Collins, COMSTU 

Michelle Collins, Acctg 

Timothy W. Collins, PolSci 

Corbea L. Colon, ApplMktg 

Patrice Comeau, PolSci 

James Companeschi, COMSTU 



The "Union Blues Band" rallies at the student Union to 
ipport the GEO. Photo by Matt Kahn 

A GEO strike representative talks to a student. Photo bv 
Karen McKendiT 

• Getting my study abroad form 

• Whitmore says, "Go to the 
International Program Office." 

• The IPO office says "Go to 
Whitmore." ARRRRGH! 

— Stephen (Mosh) Moshkovitz, 

• Handing in my pre-reg form 
late, and as a result, not getting any 
classes for the next semester. I had 
to add/drop all my classes. 

— Jon Ettimm, communications 

• My foreign language exemp- 
tion, which disappears frequently. 

— David Chait, COINS 

Carolyn R. Condon, Mgmt 
Kristen Condon, PolSci 
Man Ann Condon, Sociol 
Krissie Connor, Micbio 
William Connor, COMSTU 
Kevin M. Connors, Music 

Laura A. Connors, Legal 
Marilyn Connors, Legal 
Carolyn Conrad, Anth 
Joseph Conroy, Hist 
Elena Contos, IE 
Laurie Conwell, Engl 

Gregory Cook, Hist 

Laura A. Cook, Engl 

Heather Cooley, LS&R 

Valerie Coombs, Geol 

Bernard P. Cooney III, Econ/Polsci 

David Cooper, Hist 

John Cooper, HRTA 
Michele Cooper, ElemEdui 
Natalie Cooper, Psych 
Todd Cooper, Acctg 
Matthew Corcoran, Engl/Journ 
Robin Cormier 



• A panoramic view of all of cam- 
pus taken from the top of the water 
towers on top of Orchard Hill 

— David, COINS 

• People sleeping on the conches 
in the Campus Center. 

— Joseph Rourke, microbiology 

• A shot of the campus pond with 
the Fine Arts Center. 

— Carl Borchart, education 

• Peoples' faces walking up to 
Orchard Hill. 

— Daphne MacDutl BDIC 

Meredith Morgan and Lori Oliveira study at Puffer 
Pond in Amherst. Photo In Mall Kahu 

"Sc" Galbraith holds up his end of the deal with "Rae" 
Pompe. Pliolo Courtesy Scott Galbraith 

Susan Corncliussen, Geog 

Luis E. Corrales, CS Eng 

Jeff Corrigan, Sociol 

Jeanne Corris, Spanish 

Peggy Corriveau, BDIC 

James Costa, HRTA 

Paul Costa, WdTech 
Christian Cosentino, BDIC 
Sean Costello, Sociol 
Kathryn Cote, Psych 
David M. Cotter, COINS 
lim Counihan, BDIC 

Kimberley A. Couture, Legal 

Karen Cramer, ArlHis 

Robin Crandall, English 

Suzanne R. Crandall, PolSci 

Elizabeth A. Crawford, ComDis 

Maria Crespo, PolSci/Hist 

Corinne Crevier, COINS 

Wendy Crofts, ConrLil 

Frederick Cronin, COMSTU 

Joseph Cronin, COMSTU 

Heather Crone, COMSTU 

Justin Cotty, Econ 


Bonnie Crowley, PolSci 
Dyanne Crowley, Engl 
Janus Crowley. Hist 
Caryn Cine, Sociol 
Ren. i ( !ruz, SpMgmt 
Petronila Cruz, IntlBus 

Raymond Cunha, Finance 

Stephen Cunha, Econ 
Stephen Curry, PISoil 
Susan Curry, Econ 
Joshua Curtice, ME 
Audi a Curtis, Sociol 

Bethayn Curtis, MusicEd 
Douglas Curtis, WdTech 
Susan Curtis, HRTA 
Sarah L. Cushman, Sociol 
Ann Dacey, Psych 
Matthew Dailey, CE 

Julie Dalessio, COMSTU 

Douglas I laley, /< iol 
Tracey Daley, Econ 
Kelly Damato, Journ 
Elizabeth Danesi, Engl 
Amirthan Daniel, Psych 

Brian P. Daniels, Micbio 
Jon Daniels, EnvSci 
Judith Dantowitz, HRTA 
Kimberly Dares', Mgmt 
Meredith Darcy, ConiDis 
Courtney Dargie, Sociol 

Kristin Darling, Nurse 
Richelle Darmour, HumNutr 
Patricia Daukantas, Physic 
Stephen Dayidson, Econ 
Danielle Davis, ConEcon 
Diane Davis, HRTA 

Elise Davis, Hist 
Martha Davis, PubHl 
fane Davison, Zool 
Charlene Davitt, Psych 
Jennifer Day, SEESTU 
Mark F.Day Jr., OpMgnu 

Mikaela DeYoung, Sociol 
Melissa Deal, ApplMktg 
Danielle Defazio, Engl 
Jason Degroff, MusEd 
Miguel Dejesusjr., Engl 
Brendan Delaney, PolSci 


Kimberly DeLeon, Psych 
Andrea Delgado, PolSci 

Maryanne Delisle, Dance 
Neals-Erik Delker, PolSci/Econ 

Mary Beth Dellert, Sociol 
Nancy-Jane DeLuca, Int Design 

Raina DeLuca, ApplMktg 

David DelVecchio, ComLit 

Michelle Demeo, SptMgmt 

Susan Demeo, Hist 

Craig Demko, Econ 

Brian Dempsey, Anth 

Laura Demurjian, Engl 

Bret Denning, PolSci 

Stephen J . D'En tremon t, Journ 

Michael Deres, Acctg 

Brian Derienze, IE 

Jennifer DeRosa, Legal 

Michael Derro, HRMgmt 

Michelle DeRusha, Engl 

Michael Desena, Zool 

Noelle Deslauriers, Engl 

Lorri Desley, Clsics 

Michelle Desmarais, Dance 

Joseph Desmond, COMSTU 

Deena Despault, HRTA 

Tanya DeStefano, COMSTU 

Anne Deswarte. ArtEd 

Andrea Deveres, IE 

Jennifer Devlin, Sociol 

Kathleen Devlin, Engl 

Melissa Devlin, Psych 

Ericka Dewey, Legal/Polsci 

Debra Dexter, COMSTU 

Julie Destradeur, Mktg 

Jason Diaz, SptMgmt 

Lisa Dickinson, STPEC 

Susan DiClimente, W&FBio 

Frank P. DiGiammarino, PolSci 

Timothy Dignam, Micbio 

Scott Dildine, Phil 

Andrew DiLuigi, Psych 

Kate F. DiMento, COMSTU 
Sherri Dion, HRTA 
Peter DiRupo, Mktg 

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Jay Dodig. PF, 

Brad Doerle, ME 

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• I get two of them each time I 
go to Friendly's. 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• Meeting someone when you're 
both really drunk and doing some- 
thing you regret in the morning. 

— Michaela Chase, Spanish 

• Scoop-a little tongue, a little 

Major scoop-lots of tongue, lots 
more touch 

Total Scoop- ... 
— Bonnie Greenwald and 
Andrea Bass 

• Depends; a "scoop" equals 
some kissy-kissy maybe some 
touchy-feely. (Why do I feel like I'm 

Steve DeVoir reads while sitting on the FAC. Photo by five years old?) "Cookie scoop" a 

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scoop that leads to sex with a cook- 
ie" or condom. 

— Jenna Shearer, anthropology 

Andy Apgar surfs the hard waves at the FAC. Photo by 
Chris Evans 

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Heather Doherty, PolSci 
Heather Dolan, Printmaking 
Cynthia Dolce, Join n 
ManBeth Domenico. COMSTU 
Kevin Donaghey, Mgmt 
Michelle Donahue, COMSTU 

Robert Donahue, PolSci 
Craig Donais, PolSci/Econ 
James Donaldson, Econ 
Stacey Donelan, Micbio 
Carolyn Donnelly, Mktg 
Amy Dorfman, ApplMktg 

Stephen Dorfman, Acctg 
Andree Dorr, Engl 
Derek Dom el. Soi iol 
John Doucette, Mktg 
Bryan Dougherty, Mktg 
|ulie Douglas, Engl 

Kristine Dow, Educ 

Mark Dowling, Sociol 

Lauren M. Doyle, PolSci/French 

Maureen Dovle. Math 

Lyn Doyon. Legal 

Tracy Dranka, Psych 



• My diploma 

— Tim Bucciarelli, English 

• Bowker Auditorium 

— Dave White, COINS 

• A recycling bluebox 

— Jamie Weeks, environmental 

• The burnt french fry 

— Rainie Ward, psychology 

The Minutemen at work. Photo Courtesy the Minim 

A UMass family tailgates during a football game. Tailgat- 
ing was brought back for the first time in four years in 
1992. Photo Courtesy the tailgators 

Annette < ',. Dratch, PolSci 

Richard Drees, ME 

Christopher Dreikosen, IE 

Jennifer Dreussi, Psych 

Danyel Driscoll, SEESTU 

Jeanne Driscoll, Sociol 

Karen Driscoll, IE 

Paula Drumgool, Sociol 

David Drummond, Phil 

Jan Drury, Acctg 

Geoffrey Dubiski, Mgmt 

Suzanne Ducharmc, ComDis 

Dena Dudgeon, ApplMkgl 

Aimee Dudley, Biochm 

Kitylie Dudley, Art 

Kathleen Duff, Zool 

Denise Duffy, Hist 

Meredith Duggan, Painting 

Mary A. Dukakis, OpMgmt 

Son.i Bl)l( ; 

Christine Dumas, PolSci 

Christine Dunn, ArtEd 

Jennifer Dunn, COMSTU 

Lorraine Durgin, Psych 


Patrick Durkin, Finance 
Tara Durkin, Eckic/Dance 
Renee Duval, EnvSci 
Stephen Duval, Mktg 
Johanna Duvarney, Sociol 
Denise Dwyer, Acctg 

Maureen Dymek, Psych 
Lysondra Easley, Finance 
Mary Ann Eastman. HRTA 
Theresamarie Eastmond, Mktg 
Joseph Edgerton, ConStud 
Bruce Edwards, Geol 

Michael Egizio, ME 
Wench Eii henhauin, 1 ngl 
Donna Elias, ComDis 
Suzanne Elie, Hist 
Jason Elliot, Hist 
Patrick Ellsworth, Econ 

Theresa Elwood, Sociol 
Kenneth Emanuele, Zool 
Michael Edmond, Anth 
Susanne L. Erickson, Psych 
Werner W. Eriksen, COINS 
Laura Errico, COMSTU 

Derek M. Espindle, Psych 
Manuel Esteves, Acctg 
Jonathan Ettman. COMSTU 
Meredith Evans, Sociol 
Athena Exarhopoulos, HRTA 
Rristopher Fabian, EE 

.Anthony Facchetti, ME 
Kristy Faicco, Acctg 
Karen Fallowes, Engl 
Robert Falvcy, Econ 
Jennifer Fantaroni, COMSTU 
Dana Farias. Psych 

Laurie Farquharson, Nurse 
Cristen Farrell, Engl 
James Farrell, Educ 
Christina Faunce. Mktg 
Jennifer Fava, LS&R 
Laura Fedele, PolSci 

Christopher Feclor, Sptmgt 
Mara Fein, Engl 
Michele Feinberg, Zool/Psych 
Heather Feindel, Finance 
Ellen Feinstein, Finance 
Adam Feldman, Sociol 


Jen Feldman, Psych 

Neil Feldman, Zool 

Lisa Feldmesser, PolSci/COMSTU 

James Fenton, Econ 

Emmanuel R. Fernandes, PolSci 

Jonathan Fernands, ArtHis 

Gary R. Ferrara, Econ 

Kimberly Ferreira, Zool 

Raechel Ferry, Nurse 

Greg Fersko, IE 

Suzanne Fine. Mgmt 

Suzanne Finkelstein, Psych 

Margaret Finnery, Econ 

Jordan Fisch, Psych 

Barry Fischer, COMSTU 

David Fischer, ME 

Benjamin Fisher, GOINS 

Leaf Fisher, COMSTU 

Joan Fisher, Painting 

Liane Fisher, BDIC 

Martin Fisher, BDIC 

Gavle Fitzgerald, ApplMktg 

James A. Fitzgerald, Acctg 

John Fitzgerald, LS&R 

Claire Fitzpatrick, Mktg 

Pamela Fitzpatrick, ComDis 

Maya Flaherty, AnSci 

Douglas Fleming, Finance 

Kelly Flemming, Econ 

Michael S. Flaherty, Mgmt 

Nico Flannery, COMSTU 

Erica Fodor, COMSTU 

Michael Fontaine. Legal 

Joshua Fontanez, Span 

Robert Ford, HRTA 

Susan Ford, Mktg 

Preston Forman, Hist 

Carrie Forrant, Psych 

Leslie Forster, NAREST 

Rachel Forsyth, Psych 

Denise Fortier, HumDev 

Lisa Foskett, Mgmt 

Derek Foster, SptMgmt 

Jamie Foster, Zool 

Janice Grant Foster, Acctg 

Michael Foster, Mktg 

Danielle Franklin, Psych 

Heather Fraser, Acctg 


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Matthew Buckley and Scott Nagg compete at the Hatch 
to find out who is the true Pinball Wizard. Photo b\ Matt 

Matt Evens hacks as fellow hacker Jose Acevedo looks 
on. Photo by Christopher Evans 

• Going home and crawling into 
bed for a 20-minute nap between 

— Mary Dukakis, operations 

• The freedom to set your own 
schedule, to only be directed by 
yourself, and having only the wor- 
ries of your own life. It's not going 
to be that way forever. 

— Felice Cohen, BDIC 

• A small two-item pizza from 
Andy's for $4.50 and a firefighters' 
discount from D.P. Dough. 

— Matt Putnam, managerial 

• Hackeysack and Earthfoods 

— Harp, history 

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Jason Frederick, Engl 
David L. Fred man 
Scott Freedman, OpMgmt 
Laura Freedson, HRTA 
Ranch' Freeman, PolSci 
Shelly Freitaff, Hist 

Carol French, HRTA 
Adam Friedman, COINS 
Paul Friedman, Legal 
Armond Frigon, Engl 
Kimberly Frisino, Journ 
Kerrv r Fritz, Mktg 

Christina Frizzie, Spanish 
Tracy Frye, Psych 
Gina Fryling, COMSTU 
Elizabeth Fulcher, Educ 
Rhonda Fundeklian, AnSci 
James Fvdenkevez, COMSTL* 

James Gable, LdArc 
Amy Gadoury, Engl 
Paul Gage, Acctg 
Lakshmi Gainedy, BDIC 
Diana P. Gaiso, Journ 
Bob Galibois, Legal 



• Always being thought of as a 
number. Everything here was 
always a long line. 

— Donna Hiller, French 

• Filling out financial aid forms 
every year and never getting any 

— Michaels Chase, Spanish 

• Constantly fighting against bud- 
get cuts. 

— Tim Bncciarelli, English 

Joanna Cronquist, Aimee Schwartz, Samantha Oates, 
and Lyn Melo soak up the sun and the Collegian. Photo 
bv Oliver Oherdorf 

Matt Miller of the Mountain Bike Club descends the 
mountain of stairs at the FAC. Photo by Christopher Evans 

Michele Gallant, Sociol 

Victor Gangi, Micbio 

Leila Garadaghi, Finance 

Steven Garcia, Hist 

Sandra Garinger, Educ 

Edward Garland, Hist 

Marcia Garlisi, HRTA 

Anthony Garreffi, BDIC 

James Garstka, IE/OR 

Michael Garvey, LdArc 

Timothy Gaskill, EnvDes 

Charles Gates, LdArc 

[allies ' ..uidc I, VIE 

Anthony Gawron, FinArt 

Jennifer Gay, FaMktg 

Jed Geary, Psych 

Kristen Cell, Educ 

Jeffrey Geller, EE 

Ronald Gendron, Vlktg 

Lorraine Geraci, Educ 

Suzanne Germond, ExcSci 

Tom Gerrior, Econ 

Mark Gerrish, ME 

David Gervais, CH E 


Robert Getchell, Span/French 
Stephanie Gevirtz, PolSci 
Mengly Ghea, Econ 
Steven Ghim, Chem 
Danielle Giard, HRTA 
Gregory Gibbs, Econ 

Benjamin Gilbert, Econ 
Laura Gill, ExcSci 
Donna Gillis, Mktg 
Joan Gilpin, ApplMktg 
Paul Girard, Zool 
Gail Girasella, Acctg 

Shawn Giroux, Forest 
Jonathan Gladding, Photog 
Robin Gladstein, GBFin 
Leslie Glasier, ME 
Kelly Gloster, Psych 
Bryan Gluck, Mktg 

Kimberly Goddard, Finance 
Susan Goggin, Art 
Eric Goldberg, Mgmt 
Amy Golden, MusEd 
Andrea Goldman, Span 
Jill Goldman, COMSTU 

Julie Goldman, Zool 

Barbara Goldstein, Econ 

Jennifer Goldstein, ExcSci 

Julie Goldstein, BDIC 

Lee Goldstein, HRTA 

Troy Gomez, COMSTU/Sociol 

Maria Goncalves, Psych 
Tomas Gonzales, STPEC 
David Goodnow, Econ/Geog 
Cathleen Goodwin, Art 
Jason Goodwin, COMSTU 
Ron Gordon, Physic 

Shannon Gordon, PolSci 
Susan Gordon, ArtHis 
Tamela Gorman, StudArt 
David Gorvine, COMSTU 
Joshua Gotlib, GBFin 
Marcia Gough, IntDes 

Jennifer Gowing, Art 
Thomas Grabauskas, Mktg 
Lora Grady, ComLit 
Dean Graffeo, PolSci 
MarkJ. Graham, Econ 
Renee Granger, Educ 


Ginger Grant, ComDis 

Sharan Grant, Acctg 

Ashley Graves, Sociol 

Jennifer Grayson, PolSci 

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Cynthia Green, Design 

Keri Green, HRTA 

Judy Greenbaum, Engl 

David Greenberg, Mktg 

Brett Greenfield, Zool 

Kristian Greene, Acctg/ AfroAm 

Marc Greengrass, Mktg 

Bonnie Greenwald, Educ 

James Greer, Psych 

Robert Gregory, Mktg 

Anne Grenham, Psych 

Denise Grenier, Art 

Brenda Griffin, French 

Vicki Griffin, Art 

Janice Grimm, HRTA 

Diane Groark, Acctg 

Emily Groleau, ElemEduc 

Amy Grove, Engl 

Tracey Grower, PolSci 

Jonathan Gruber, SptMgmt 

Michael Grunes, Psych 

Lyn Gualtieri, Geol 

Stefani Guarnera, Educ 

Ian Guarnieri, Theatr 

Patricia Guarrera, ApplMktg 

Melanie Guentzel, Engl 

Mark Guilmain, Zool 

Diana Gumaer, Micbio 

Heather Gundersen, Educ 

Brenda Gunning, Nurse 

Keri Gutz, Engl 

Samson Gyimach, Acctg 

Alisa Habib, Journ 

Stephen Hackenburg, Finance 

Lisa Hadaya, HRTA 

Suzanne Haddad, Journ 

Lee Hae, Educ 

David Hagan, COMSTU 

Kerry A. Hagerty, HRTA 

Erica Hague, Acctg 

Gonen Haklay, PolSci 

Theresa Haley, Biochm 

Lisa Hamelin, Journ 



Derek Simpson and Ward Henline gain a new perspec- 
tive on the Campus Center steps. Photo by Arm Radford 

Stretch that bodv! Photo by Lisa Vincent 

• There is always someone with 
notes and an old exam! 

— Bonnie Greenwald and 
Andrea Bass 

• There is a world of knowledge 
out there, and one can never learn 
enough of it. 

— Andrew Sternburg, finance 

• I have learned that I need to do 
things for me and not for others' 
approval. I learned that living vicar- 
iously through others' experience 
is not as fun. I should not do any- 
thing because of peer pressure — I 
need to do things for me! 

— Neil Massa, English 

Allison Hammer, Legal 

[oshua Hammond, HRTA 

Kristin Hammerton, ElemEduc/Sociol 

Scott Hancock. ME 

Kerrianne Hanley, Geront 

Kimberlv Hannigan, ExcSci 

Michael Hannigan, Me 
Martin Hannon, Chem 
Elizabeth Harford, A&REc 
Melissa Harmon, EnvSci 
Neil Harmon, GBFin 
Nicole Harmon, Psych 

Patti Arm Harootian, Sociol 
J. Harp, Hist 

Kimberly Harrington, Engl 
Holly Harris, LS&R 
Maureen Harris, HRTA 
Scott Harris, MusEd 

Anthony Harrison. Anth 
Cobina Henry Harrison. Mgmt 
Todd Harrison, SptMgmt 
Beth Harsfield, HRTA 
Robert Harte, Hist 
Ross Hartman, PISoil 



• Not getting- any! 

- Bonnie Greenwald and 
Andrea Bass 

• Unemployment 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• Being on my own, having to 
support myself, not having the 
security of the "I'm a college stu- 
dent" excuse anymore. 

— Theresa Dufauld, plant and 
soil sciences 

• Losing touch with people I've 
seen every day for the last four 

— Bnnna Cache, zoology 

Stephen Potter and Aliya Frazier doin' the UMass thing 
going out for coffee. Photo bv Amy Radford 

Sophomore history major Laurie Murch plays with her 
puppy in the Northeast quad. Plioto by Karen McKendry 

Dena Haselkorn, Finance 

Barbara Hatch. Educ 

)ill Hatch, Finance 

Erik Hatfield. LdArc 

Erik Haugsjaa, EE 

Brian Hawkins, Acctg 

Joanne Hawkins, Acctg 

John Hawkins, Hist 

Derek Havden, Acctg 

Laurie Hayes, Ednc 

Maria Hayes, Acctg 

Amy Hazard, ErlChildEd 

Jennifer Head, PolSci 

Sally Heafitz, Engl 

Andrea Healy, Ednc 

Sheila Healy, Sociol 

Todd Healy, SplSt 

Anne-Louise Hebda, Legal 

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Lawrence Heier, COINS 

Edward Heitin, Econ 

Mark Heitman, Clsics 

Lori Henderson. Econ 

Susan Henderson, Theatr 

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Kate Hendricks, IntDes 
Christina Henry, Art 
Patrick Heron. Scienc 
Heidi Herrick, Psych 
Susan Hess, Acctg 
)ill Hevman. Japan 

Michael Hickey, Hist 
Douglas Higgons, SptMgmt 
Laura Hildred, Legal 
Nicole Hildrelh, Educ 
John Hill, Anth 
Donna Hiller, French 

Andrew Hilt, HRTA 
Eric Hirsch, Music 
Michael Hirsch, Finance 
Candice Hirst, Psych 
Michelle Hite, Span 
Priscilla Ho, Math 

Lindsay Hoadlev, BDIC 
Katie Hoagland, HRTA 
Jennifer Hodges, Educ 
Keith Hogan, Econ 
Heather Hogenauer, HRTA 
Jay T. Holland, Econ 

Jeffrey Holland, Anth 
Timothy Holler, Finance 
Danica Holoviak. Zool/Dance 
Elizabeth Homer, Engl 
Melissa Homsi, COMSTU 
Michele Honig. Mktg 

Rachel Hopkins, Hist 
Kimberlv Horton, HRTA 
Debra Hough, W&FBio 
Leonard Houle, Hist 
Christina Houlihan, PolSci 
Nancy Howard, Acctg 

Amv Howe, HRTA 
Sarah Howick, COMSTU 
Michelle Hoyle, Mktg 
Dean Hus, Ling/Anth 
Jodi Hubberman, COMSTU 
Shellv Hudson, Engl 

Eileen Hughes, Sociol 
Tara Hughes, Acctg 
Mindv Hui, IntDes 
Richard D. Humphreys, Art 
Denise Hunt, ApplMktg 
Lisa Hunter, Psvch 


Anna Hurley, Sociol 

AnneMarie Hurley, HRTA 

Diane Hurley, Educ 

Patricia Hurley, HRTA 

Ryan Hurley, Kc on 

Thomas Hurst, W&FBio 

Peter Hurxthal, Acctg 

Sara Hussey, Educ 

Bruce Hutchinson, EnvDes 

Katharine A. Hutchinson, Educ 

Scott Hyman, Psych/FilmStud 

Jennifer Hynes, Hist 

Christopher Icrardi, LdArc 

Andrea Igoe, ComDis 

Mary Inman, Acctg 

Alison Israel, Psych 

Suzanne Ives, ComDis 

Drew Izzo, HRTA 

Jessica Jackson, FaMktg 

Andrew Jacobs, Acctg 

Theresa Jacobs, Hist 

Elisejakabhazy, CE 

Heather James, HRTA 

John Janecek, CS Eng 

Robert Jarmel, HRTA 

David fay, CBFin 

Gerald Jayne, ExcSci 

Cynthia A. Jenks, HRTA 

Jennifer Jewell, Mgmt 

Mary Jingo, Psych 

Alexander Joannidis, Econ 

Brian Joch, Mgmt 

Amy Brooke Johnson, Psvch 

Chris Johnson, SptMgmt 

Christopher Johnson, Hist 

Daniel Johnson, Psych 

Elizabeth Johnson, Econ 

Heather Johnson, Sociol 

Katie Johnson, Educ 

Kelli Johnson, Educ 

Kim Johnson, Pysch 

Peter Johnson, HRTA 

Thomas A. Johnson, Journ 

Lawrence M.Jonas, SptMgmt 

Katrina Jones, Econ 

Lisa Jones, Hist 

Novlette L.Jones, Legal 

Alison Joseph, Sociol 



Samantha Boyd, Paul Johnson. Rachae] McGinn, and 
Daniel Toomey do their impression of a La-Z-Boy. Photo 
Courtesy Samantha Boyd 

A student welcomes everyone to his dorm. Photo bv 
Jane Kim 

• It was t lose and cheap. 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• I came here expecting to find 
brilliant minds, intelligent conver- 
sation, and kindred spirits. I found 
a wasteland of the mind and soul. 

— Mike Phipps, theater/English 

• I didn't want to make $10,000 a 
year for the rest of my life. 

— Kim Frisino, journalism 

• I came here expecting a big 
school with lots of people. My 
expectations were more than ful- 

— Michaela Chase, Spanish 

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Blake Jordan, HRTA 
Craig Jordan, Journ 
Robertjurgelewicz, Econ 
Rebecca Kafka, Engl 
Eric Kagan, Acctg 
Loran Kalick, Psych 

Eleni Kallos, HRTA 
Yvonne Kam, Acctg 
Pamela Kaminsky, COMSTU 
Louisa Kamau, Mktg 
Hiromi Kambe, Ling/Psych 
Julie Kaminkow, PolSci 

Craig Kams, Finance 
Deborah Kanarick, Art 
Richard A. Kane, Educ 
Julie Kantaros, Nurse 
Beth Kaplan, Kaplan, ComLit 
Dina Kaplan, PolSci 

Evan Kaplan, Finance 
Joel Kaplan, Mgmt 
Adam Kappel, SptMgmt 
Brian Katz, Finance 
Jodie Katz, Legal 
Sharon Katz, Legal 



• It means a great deal to me. It 
made me grow as a person both 
physically, mentally, and emotional- 
ly. I was exposed to many different 
influences which have made me a 
more open minded individual. 

— Neil Massa, English 

• I greatly cherish the ability to 
deal with all kinds of people. 

— Dave White, COINS 

• I've lived so much here. I 
learned how to reggae dance, I 
started disliking top 40, I learned to 
like espresso, I learned who I am 
and what I believe in, and how to 
have self confidence. My UMass 
experience means the world to me. 

— Jenna Shearer, anthropology 

Laura Errico and Stephen Lynch look too happy to 
getting ready for finals. Photo Courtesy Julie Goldstein 


A member of the concert band tunes his tube. Photo by 
Kate Hutchinson 

Joel Kaye, Legal 

Nora Keane, PolSci/Hist 

Carolyn Kearney, Mktg 

Sean Keaney, Sociol 

Luke Keavany, Econ 

Steven Kebler, PolSci 

Michael Keenan, EE 

Willaim Keene, SptMgmt 

Tracey Kehoe, Journ 

John Kelleher, PolSci 

Kimberly Kelleher, COMSTU 

Kandie Kelley, Acctg 

Wendell H. Kelley Jr.. BDIC 

Christine Kelly, ComDis 

Susan Kelly, STPEC 

Devly Keniry, Legal 

Alyson Kennedy, MusEd 

Brian Kenney, Hist 

George Kenty, AnSci 

Michelle Keough, Psych 

Lisa Kero, Econ 

Timothy R. Kesselring, Nutr 

David Kaylin, SptMgmt 

James F. Kierstead, Music 


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David Kieser, Psych 
Amy Kimball, Psych 
Stephanie Kincaid, HomEc 
Jason King, Legal 
David Kirby, EnvSci 
Cheryl Kirchgessner, Mgmt 

Vanessa Kirchner, COMSTU 
Robert Kirschner, HRTA 
Jeanne Klaiber, Art 
Celestine Klein, Zool 
Stephen Klein, ME 
Jeffrey Klein, Mktg 

Michelle Kneissl, Botany 
Kristin Knight, Sociol 
Wanda Knowles. UWW 
James Kokernak, Nurse 
Shawn Konary, EnvSci 
Lori Kooyoomjian, Psych 

Christopher Kopec, Phil 
Laurie Korins, Engl 
Nathan Korza, Mktg 
Anna Z. Kosonocky, Psych 
Patricia Kowaleski, COMSTU 
Peter Kozel, Biochm 

Therese Krajewski, Mktg 
Amy Krieger, Legal 
Janis L. Krempa, Psych 
Jennifer Kreytak, Econ 
Gregory Krikorian, Legal 
Celeste Krochak, Psych 

Deborah Krueger, PolSci 
Kevin Krusas, LdAi'c 
Peng Kuah, Finance/Micbio 
Jennifer Kujawski, Botany 
Sarita Kumar, HRTA 
Karlina Kunz, Educ 

Neal Kursban, GBFin 
Jonathan Kurtz, Econ 
Tak-Kuen Kwok, IE 
Jeffrey Kynor, Psych 
Dirk Laborne, Econ 
Peter LaCanafora, Psych 

Glenn LaChapelle, Journ 
Christopher Lacki, Legal 
Scott J. LaFleur, Mktg 
Lucia LaGuarda, Sociol 
Dena-Marie LaHair, Psych 
Jenne Lajuni, LS&R 


Mary Beth Lally, Acctg 

Peter Lam, CH E 

Brian Lamb, Hist 

Jeannette Lamberti,Journ 

Keith Lamont, Sociol 

Scott Lamont, SptMgmt 

Keith Lamontagne, HumServ 

Lisa Lamontagne, COMSTU 

Maria Lamproponlos, Engl 

Sandra Lancto, Acctg 

Seth Landau, GBFin 

Julie Lane, HRTA 

Amy Lang, ExcSci 

Denise 1 ang, Psv< li 

Kristina Lang, GonsStud 

Sharon Lang, Psych 

Kimberly Lannon, Psych 

Stephen LaRonde, Econ 

Todd Larson, PolSci 

Marlene Lauriat, Anth 

Thomas Laurin, Acctg 

Randy L. LaVigne, CH E 

Jeffrey Lavvlor, Psych 

John Lazar, Mktg 

John Lazzaro, WdTech 

Ian Leary, Engl 

Melissa Leary, Econ 

Michael Le Baron, PISoil 

Julie LeBlanc, Engl 

Lisa LeBlanc, Engl 

Lori Leduc, Mgmt 

Angie Lee, Sociol 

Eunmi Lee, Legal 

James Lee, Phil 

Karen Lee, Psych 

Melissa Lee, COMSTU 

Kevin M. Leggat, PolSci 

Laura Lehner, Sociol 

Jennifer Leibfarth, HRTA 

Allyson Lemerman, Engl 

Rachael Lemire, Hist 

Stephanie Lenzi, COMSTU/Psych 

Colleen Leonard, Mktg/FaMklg 

Matthew Leonard, Mktg 

Heather Leonovich, Mktg 

Erika Leppanen, Psych 

Craig Leppanen, IE 

Steven G. Lerner, Hist 



• Oblivious. 

— Harp, history 

• Undefinable. You have it all 
here from the prep and jock to the 
bimbos and crunchies. Sometimes 
this person is all wrapped up in one 
and just trying to get by and have 

—Julie Goldstein, BDIC 

• Study Sunday through Wednes- 
day and party Thursday through 

— Andrew Sternburg, finance 

• Tired. Very tired. 

— Kim Frisino, journalism 

Bonnie MacLeod. Theresa Furey, Jennifer Rutan, and 

1 i s.i Mac I cud whoop 11 up al .1 hen hash. P/io!o (.'onr/ 
the pa/tiers 

Junior art education Major Suzanne Onorato takes 
advantage of a sunny afternoon to work on woodcut. 
Photo byJeffEgan 

Hilary Leventhal, FaMktg 
Meredith Levin, Mktg 
Amy Levine, Psych 
Eric Levine, Mktg 
Jill Levine, Mktg 
Leonard Levine, Acctg 

Marcie Levine, Educ 
Scott Levine, CE 
Stacey Levine, Psych 
Beth Levy, Psych 
Michael Levy, HRTA 
Vanessa Lew, Econ 

Amy E. Lewandowski. Mktg 
Wendy E. Lewenherg, BDIC 
Jessica Lewerenz, Educ/Sociol 
Jennifer R. Lewis, PISoil 
Robin Lewis, HRiA 
Eric Lewison, Geog 

Sandra Liaw, Mktg 

Jeffrey Lichtenherg, Sociol 

Jennifer Limbacher, COMSTU 

Jason Linde, Mktg 

Margo Lindenbaum, COMSTL* 

Deborah Linehan, Painting 


Gaute Linkjendal, COINS 

Andrew Linso, Psych 

Joanne Lipman, Zool 

Kelli List, PolSci 

Ken Littlefield, COMSTU 

Joseph Lochiatto, SptMgmt 

Sarah Lockwood, Finance 

Scott Loftman, ME 

Gayle L. Long.Journ 

Tracie Longpre, OpMgmt 

Lourence Lopes, Legal/Sociol 

Matthew Lord, Acctg 

Sean Lorden, EnvSci 

Eric Loyall. HRTA 

Her Lu, Finance 

Mitchell Lubell, Acctg 

Marta Luciano, Educ 

Kathryn I.ucier, Finance 

Stephen Luhan, SptMgmt 

Lynn Luria, Psych 

Joseph Lurin, Legal 

Luong Luu, 

Erin Lydon, Zool 

James Lyman, SptMgmt 

Jennifer Lynch, ComDis 

Kevin Lynch, Forest 

Stephen Lynch, COMSTU 

Richard Lyons, Phil 

Malcolm McDonald, COINS 

Kara Macek, Fam/Comm 

Doug MacFarland, Journ 

Bruce Mackey, Acctg 

Elena MacPhee, Psych 

Andrew Madden, W&FBio 

Amy Maglio, PolSci 

William Maier, Econ 

Matthew Mainville, NAREST 

Michelle Makela, AnSci 

Jamie Malenfant, Nurse 

Laura Malloy, Psych 

Sharon Malonson, HRTA 

Cherry Manansala, ExcSci 

Lane Mangum, Math 

Jayme Maniatis, COMSTU 

Maureen Mann, Socio] 

Deborah Manning, Hist 

Jennifer Manning, PolSci 

Sarah Manning, BDIC 

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I .is.t Man/clli. < ioinDis 
Kristen Mapplebeck, ConsStud 
Thomas Marcucella, Mgmi 
Lara Marcum, ElemEduc 

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Rebecca Mardula, Mktg 

Gregory Margolis, Psyi h 
Simone Marisseau, HRTA 
Sandra Markol. Engl 
fennifer Marlow, COMSTU 
Jill Marlowe, HRTA 
Denise Marnell, Botany 

Kathleen Maroney, Zool 
Michele Maroni, Engl 
Mark Marraccini, ME 
Paul Marseglia, COINS 
Cynthia Marshall, COMSTU 
Kara Marshall, ApplMktg 

Sarah Marshall, ConsStud 
Tracey Martelli, COMSTU 
Beth Martin. Theatr 
Michelle L. Martin, Hist 
Katherine Martinelli, Econ 
Paul Martinez, SptMgmt 

Louis Masiello, CE 
Joel Mason, Econ 
Neil Massa, Engl 
Jennifer Masterson, Educ 
Camille Mata, PolSci 
Rav Mata, IE 

William Matlin, COMSTU 
Esther Mattes, Psych/Judaic 
Gary Matthews, ComLit/Phil 
Pamela Mattson, Acctg 
Meredith Maust, Sociol 
Stephen McAfee, HRTA 

Man 1 McAndrew, Sociol 
Kristin McAuliffe, PolSci 
Brigitte McBride, W&FBio 
Brian McCabe, Hist 
Robert McCaffrey, Hist 
Lisa McCann. ApplMktg 

Cynthia McCarthy, Edur 
Julie McCarthy, Legal 
Garrett E. McClean, CE 
Karen McClure, Physic 
Kerrin McDonald, Sociol 
Nancy McDonnell, Educ 


S, .111 \li I li inough, I ■ mi 

Susan McFadyen, Mktg 

Paula McGarra, Micbio 

Stephen McGee, CS Eng 

Dcirdre McGillen, GBFin 

Rarhael McGinn, ConsEcon 

Brian McGivern, Sociol 

Kathleen McGovern, OpMgmt 

Karen McGowan. COMSTU 

Leah McGowen, COINS 

Brandi McGrath, Dance 

Nicole McHugh, French 

Amy McKay, Chem 

Kimberly McKeen, Mgmt 

Karen McKendry, Russ 

Scott McKeon, PolSci 

Lisa McLoughlin, CE 

Ann McKnight, Engl 

Lisa McPeck, Theatr 

Deana McPherson, Acctg 

Jodi Mechaber, Econ 

Lisa Megna, Physic/Russ 

Sharon Mehlman, PolSci 

Suleyman Mehmetzade, Econ 

Matthew Meisner, Mktg 

Jean Melanson, Art 

Christina Mellen, Engl 

Marianne Mello, Ednc 

Christopher Meltzer. LdArc 

M, hss.i Mendel. COMSTU 

Michael Mendelsohn, ConsEcon 

Danette Mendoza, Psych 

Peter Menges, Mktg 

Christine Mercier, Acctg 

Christopher Merrill, Psych 

Tim Men itt, lourn 

Marc Mertz, Forest 
Jean Meservey, Hist 
Jason Messier, W&FBio 
Brian Meuse, Engl 
Paige VIcvci Span 
Scott Michalak, CE 

Jessica Midi. Theatr 

David Miedema, Acctg 

Mark Mikaelian, OpMgmt 

Michael Milanoski, BDIC 

Elizabeth M. Milch, Sociol 

Joshua Miller, ArtEd 



• Chicken breast sandwich with 
potato puffs on the side. Everything 

— Andrew Sternburg, finance 

• I love their Monte Cristo sand- 
wiches! The worst D.C. meal vague- 
ly resembles Chinese food. 

— Kim Frisino, journalism 

• Cavatelli Supreme. My favorite 
D.C. theme week was "Stale Dessert 
Week"; it was unofficial. 

— anonymous 

• Chicken Fajitias. Scrod — I 
don't even go near the place when 
they are serving it! 

— Katie Hutchinson, education 

Erika Trubonnis, an RA from Southwest, prepares the 
floor for the imminent return of her residents. Photo by 
Matt Kahn 

A time to study on the Campus Center steps. 

IP* **!<■ * |^«P 

Kevin Miller, GBFm 

Matthew Miller, Engl 

Robin Miller, Psych 

Keith Millet, COINS/COMSTU 

Aaron Milieu. Physic 

Amanda Millett, Clsics 

Jennifer Millette, IE/OR 
Leitha A. Miner, Finance 
Nassim Mir Mozaffari, CE 
Monica Mirrock, GBFin 
Rav Misra, Econ 
Mark Mistretta, ME 

Allison Mitchell, Anth 
David Mitchell, FineArts 
Laurie Mitchell, Econ 
Melissa Mitchell, Engl 
Gregory Mogolesko, Mktg 
James Molesworth, Anth 

Sheryl Moline, Hist 

Alex Moll, Engl 

Laura B. Monahan, Clsics 

Karyn Monat, PolSci 

Gina Mongeau, 

D.J. Monke, Engl 



• Studying on campus ... what a 

- Stephen (Mosh) Moshkovitz, 

• The reading room across from 
the Bluewall with the comfy chairs. 
It's the best place for people watch- 
ing and espresso. Plus the reading 
room man is always there, can't 
beat that! 

— Jenna Shearer, anthropology 

• Just about anywhere an hour 
before the exam. 

— Mitch Wilcox, leisure studies 

Even on sunny days, you'll find many students going to 
and from Whitmore. 

For some, the ducks are never too lame. Yanba Zilber- 
berg "shoots" the ducks. Photo by Christopher Evans 



Matthew Monkiewicz, Mktg 

Karen Montagna, COMSTU 

Christopher Moore, Phil 

Joel Moore, BDIC 

Elyse Moran, AnSci 

lennyfer Moran, COMSTU 

Kayellen Moran, Sociol 

Maureen Moran, Acctg 

Susan Moran, I.S&R 

Wendy Moreau, Psych 

Karen Moreno, Psych 

Ki m be i ly Morgan, Zool 

Elizabeth Morris. HRTA 

Karen Morris, BDIC 

Marc Morris, Econ 

Richard Morris, Finance 

Patrick Morrison, Engl 

Sean Morrison, CE 

Lara Morrisroe, Vlktg 

James Morrissey, I.dArc 

Pamela Morrissey, Mk bio 

Cara Mortillo, Anth 

Stephen Moshkovitz, COMSTU 

Kaya Moss, BDIC 

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Andrew Motta, Mktg/Educ 
Mary Mouser, ElemEduc 
Azhand Movaghar, EE 
Joseph Mozer, ME 
Mary Muckenthaler, Math 
Ann Mueller, Eng 

Edward Mulcahy, PolSci 
Robert Muldowney, Eng 
Troy Mullane, PISoil 
Amy Mullen, Sociol 
Michelle Mullen, Psych 
Sean Mullen, Legal 

Joseph Mulligan, Engl 
Paul Mulligan, Engl 
Richard Mullins, Legal 
Jean Mullowney, Psych 
Carin Murley, LdArc 
Tonya Muro, ElemEduc 

Deborah Murphy, HRTA 
Donna Murphy, SptMgmt 
Jill Murphy, Finance 
John Murphy, Econ 
Mary Murphy, HumServ 
Michael Murphy, Engl 

Sean B. Murphy, ExcSci 
Alexandria Murray, Legal 
Deidre Murray, Psych 
Laurel Murray, Zool 
Amy Musante, Zool/Anth 
Beth Myers, BDIC 

Stephen Myers, Econ 
Shari A. Nadell, Acctg 
Dorit Naftalin, PolSci 
Robbi Nagel, Legal 
Tomo Naito, Econ 
Jeffrey Nalesnik, Biochm 

Carol Nanian, Mktg 
Micab Nassar, Hist 
Lauren Nasson, HRTA 
Laura Nathanson, Zool 
Thomas Navin, Mgmt 
Stacy Neale, Journ 

Sandra Nealon, ExcSci 
Margo Nedrow, Educ 
Michael S. Nelles, HRTA 
Karolyn P. Nelson, Acctg 
Kathleen Nelson, COMSTU 
Matthew Neutra, Geol 


Maura Nevel, Econ 

Manda Neveu, ChE 

Lamar Newsome, Educ 

A. Hing-Wah Ning, Nurse 

Katry Ng, COMSTU 

Victor Ng, COINS 

Kara Nichols, Acctg 

Nicholas Nichols, Finance 

Suzanne Nicholson, Psych 

I leathci Nuns, Ace tg 

Michelle Nims, Psych 

Stephanie A. Nohrega, Acctg 

Heidi Norris, Sociol 

Jill Northrup, Micbio 

Laurel Nourie, Educ 

Karen Nowak, Sociol 

Howard Nuchow, SptMgmt 

Andrew Oak, EE 

Andrew O'Brien, Zool 

Catherine O'Brien, HRTA 

Erin E. O'Brien, Psych 

Julie O'Brien, Engl 

Robert O'Brien, Engl 

Sarah O'Brien, Engl 

Jennifer O'Connell, COMSTU 

Sean T. O'Connell, COMSTU 

William O'Connell, Econ 

Dennis O'Connor, COMSTU 

Kevin O'Connor, Hist 

John O'Donnell, Acctg 

Karoly O'Donoghue, COMSTU 

Thy Oeur, WdTech 

Jeffrey O'Halloran, Psych 

Jennifer O'Keeffe, COMSTU 

Daniel Olbris, Clsics 

Kerry O'Leary, Engl 

Nathan O'Leary, Journ/Sociol 

Diane Olevsky, Hist 

Louis Olivieri, SptMgmt 

Karin Olivier, ComLit 

Mark Olson, LdArc 

Iwona Olszak, Zool 

Bridget O'Malley, ExcSci 

Uy Ong, EE 

Burcak Ongor, HRTA 

Brendan F.X. O'Neil, Hist 

Erin O'Neill, SptMgmt 
I ,aui ie < >' Will. Zool 

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— K. Hoagland, HRTA 

Becoming a Collegian colum- 

Felice Cohen, BDIC 

• I was accepted into the Siena 
Program with the Italian depart- 
ment and spent six months in Tus- 

— Jenna Shearer, anthropology 

• Playing my trombone as a 
member of the Hoop Band out 
over the maniacal crowd that was 
swarming over the Cage floor fol- 
lowing UMass' victory over Temple. 

— Jeff Petersen, history 

Bonnie O'Regan, Engl 
Heidi Ortego, Engl 
Amanda Osborne, Engl 
Andrew Osofsky. SptMgmt 
Michael Oster, Sociol 
Julie Ostrobinski, Mgmt 

Elisabeth O'Toole, Acctg 
Jennifer Ottoson, GBFin 
Julie Ouellette, LdArc 
Leah Overton, Educ 
Robert Owen, Hist 
Rebecca Owings, Mgmt 

Diane Ozzolek, Mktg 

Elena M. Pagan Calderon, Econ 

Julie Page. Theatr 

Eric Paglia, Econ 

Jeffrey Pagnini, BDIC 

Kimberly Palmer, ArtHis 

Erik Panikian, Psych 
Christie Panker, SptMgmt 
Andreana Pappas, Biochm 
Christa Pappas, Span 
Kimberly Paquette. W&FBio 
Marleen Paquette, Econ 



• None really, but I always want- 
ed to call the Escort Service and ask 
them for a date. 

— anonymous 

• There is a brick building direct- 
ly in front of the Worcester D.C. 
What the heck is it? I never see any- 
one go in or out! 

— Katie Hutchinson, education 

• The tunnels. 

— Eric Blackwelder, operations 

Butterfield dorm. 
— Jenna Shearer, anthropology 

Senior art major Brian T. practices the drums in his 
dormitory. Photo by Erik Stone 

Mason Parker, Art 

Teisha Parker, Hist 

Amy Parkman, AnSci 

Shawn Parsons, Psych/Anth 

Michael Partridge, Engl 

Stephany Pascetta, Clsics 

Lewis Paskin, COINS 

Susan Pasquale, COMSTU 

Randee Pastel, Bus 

Dina Patronas, FaMktg 

Gary Patry, Micbio 

Rimberlv Patterson, Sociol 

Brian Patton, Hist 

Wayne Pauplis, HRTA 

Joanne G. Paul, AfroAm/Journ 

Constance Payne, UWW 

Amy Pearl, IE 

Tamara Pearl, Acctg 

Michelle Pearlstein, COMSTU 

Christine Pearsall, Psych 

Karen N. Peart, Jotnn 

Jennifer Peck, ErlChildEduc 

Jamie Peel, Acctg 

Jeffrey L. Pegram, Educ 


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Doria Peltz, Sociol 
Cheryl Pepin, Legal 
Brian C. Perkins, HRTA 
Corey Perkins, COMSTU 
John Perra II, ME 
Pamela Perrault, COMSTU 

Reginald Perry, COMSTU/AfroAm 

Rlionda Perry, HRTA 

Nancy C. Petrocelli, SptMgmt 

Jeff Petersen, Hist 

Pamela L. Petrowski. HRTA 

Dehra Petrucci, Sociol 

Marc Petrns, PISoil 
Vivian Pevez, ApplMktg 
Brendan Phair, Legal 
Jennifer Phelps, Econ 
Steve Phillips, BDIC 
Nicole L. Picard, MusEd 

Chris Picardi, Mgmt 
Craig Picket, Psych 
Andrea Pietryka, Mktg 
Jeffrey Pimetal, CE 
Polly Pimental, Educ 
Barbara Pinkovitz, Mktg 

Carolyn E. Plachta, Mgmt 
Karen Placzek, Engl/Span 
Paul Plagge, CE 
Becky Plimpton, Legal 
Alon Plitt, BDIC 
Jason Player, Art 

David Plosky, Econ 
Robyn Podolsky, HRTA 
Tarajean Polito, Educ 
Edward Pollard, Legal 
Jason Pollard, Econ 
Lisa Pomiansky, Psych 

Michael Porro. A&R Ec 
Robert Portillo, Sociol 
Megan Powell, COMSTU 
Matthew Power, MusEd 
Andrea Powers, Psych 
Heidi Powers, LS&R 

Kerri Powers, Sociol 
James Pratt, PolSci 
Beverly Prentice, Engl 
William Preye, EnvSci 
Jason Price, Econ 
Dean Profis, IE/OR 


Colleen Provencher, GBFin 

Scott Provost, Sociol 

Debra Pulpi, Engin 

Maren Pyenson, German 

Mark Pyenson, SptMgmt 

Tessa Quakers, IE/OR 

Amy Qneander, PolSci/Dance 

Joanne Quimby, ComLit 

Christine Quinlan, COMSTU 

Mark Quinn, ComDis 

Thomas Quinn, Joiirn 

L.uisa Quintanilla, Journ/Span 

Vivian Rachles, Bus 
Javme Radding, Psych 
Denise Radosta, Educ 
Marc Raimondi, Legal 
Nicole Ralston, Sociol 
Isabel Ramirez, EnvSci 

Karen Raney, COINS 
Debroah Rankell, FaMktg 

Jonathan Rankin, Mktg 

Kim Ravinski, Clsics 

Chris Regan, LdArc 

Emily Regan, FamCom/ConStud 

Mariah Regan, Educ 

Susan Reid, Acctg 

Kristine Remillard, ComDis 

Dina Resnick, Educ 

Maritza Reyes, Psych 

Jennifer Reynolds, FaMktg 

Tracie Reynolds, ConStud 

Raquel Rezendes, Psych 

Shiela Riccio. Psych 

Joshua Rice, Hist 

Paul Richards, ME 

Tracev Richman, ComStu 

Kelly Rickenbach, ExcSci 

Beth Riel, AnSci 

Joseph Riggi. SptMgt 

Dawn Riley, EnvSci 

Robert Riordan, Hist 

Kristen Rivard, HRTA 

Donna Rivers, ElemEduc 

Mason Rivlin, ComLit 

Jill Robbins, Educ/Psych 

Debra Robert, ChE 

Donna Robert, ComSci 

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During Camp Day, the director of Timber Hill Camp 
recruits Emily Lueck to be a counselor. Photo by Christo- 
pher Evans 

Nathaniel Rustallis enjoys a coffee and book in the new 
graduate lounge. Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

• Eternal youth. 

— Brian C. Dempsey, anthropol- 

• Comedy nights, Blue Wall 
dates, reggae parties, people-watch- 
ing at Basics, and floor naps. 

— Jenna Shearer, anthropology' 

• Cable! 

— Katie Hutchinson, education 

• The Index (that should get my 
name in print! 

— Stephen (Mosh) Moshkovitz, 

• All the wonderful, incredible 

— Harp, history 

Jodi Roberts, Nurse 
James Roberge, Micbio 
Alexandra Robinson, AppMktg 
Anne Robinson, Sociol 
Christopher Robinson, ME 
Dwight F. Robinson, SptMgmt 

F.James Robinson, Engl/ Art 
Martha Robinson, PolSci 
Maureen Robinson 
Gretchen Roche, Educ 
John W. Roche, OpMgmt 
Paul Roche, PolSci 

Michelle M.Rochon, Legal 
Frank Roe, Mgmt 
Stacey Rogers, HRMgmt 
Andrea Rollins, Journ 
Stacy Romasoff, HRTA 
Heather Ronovech, Journ 

Denise Rooney, Educ 
Veronica Rooney, Art 
Joel Rosenkrantz, LdArc 
Alan Rosoff, Acctg 
Cheryl Rosa, AnSci/Zool 
Andrew Ross, Art 



• I love Hillel because of all the 
great activities it sponsors and all 
the great friends I've made there, 
and UPC because of the great 
groups it brings to our campus. 

— Celeste Krochak, psychology 

• The weirdest is whatever that 
club is that uses the big plastic 
swords around campus. 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• Earthfoods is the best because 
we all have been through thick and 
thin and we truly nourish the cam- 

— Harp, history 

Senior economics major Jennifer Kelly reads outside of 
Flint Lab. Photo by Andrea Mi 

Neal Ryan draws after an installation by Laura Zindelin 
the Student Union Gallery. Photo by Hilmar Schmundl 

Stephen Rossetti, GBFin 

Jennifer Rostek, PolSci 

Adam Roth, Theatr 

Rachel Rowe, Psych 

James Rowell, PolSci/Anth 

Renee Roy. Acctg 

Susan Roy, Finance 

Mori isette Royster, Finance 

Lauren Rubin, ArtHis 

Michelle Ruby, COINS 

Suzanne Ruddle, PolSci 

Jennifer Ruinmel, ErlChlEduc 

Charles Russell, Econ 

Desiree Russell, COMSTU 

John Russell. Engl 

Justin Russell, WdTech 

Paula Russo, Zool 

Jennifer Rutan, Educ 

John Ryan, Engl 

Patrick Ryan, SplMgmt 

Robert Ryan, EE 

Matthew Ryckebusch, Engl 

Jennifer Saarinen, Journ/Psych 

Donna Saatman, Zool 


Paige Sabeau, Paint 
Julia Sabol, Hist 
Ronna Sadow, Hist 
Adam Salamoff, SptMgmt 
Tracy Salazar, MusicEd 
Susan Salier, Educ 

Amy [. Salvadore, LdArc 
Beth Salvi, Psych/Sociol 
William Samaras, Legal 
John Samia, Econ 
Marcia Samsel, Legal 
Kira Sanbonmatsu, PolSci 

Michael Sanderson, COINS 
David Sands, OpMgmt 
Donna Sanford, BDIC 
Jon Santamauro, EE 
Anna Santiago, Journ 
Jose A. Santiago, Mktg 

Kim Santos, HRTA 
Tiffany Sargent, IE 
Susan Sarro, FamComSvs 
Janine Saulnier, BioChem 
Michael Savas, COMSTU 
Dawn Savoie, HRTA 

Tom Scanlan, Acctg 
Scott Schaffer, Finance 
Eric Schauber, WcScFBio 
JohnJ. Schiavo, Sociol 
Elizabeth Schiller, ElemEduc 
John Schladenhauffen, COINS 

John Schlipf, HRTA 
Kathleen Schlipp, Mktg 
Eric Schlossberg, Hist/EnvSci 
Julie Schmalenberger, Coram 
Kristen Schneider, ArtEduc 
Steven Schneider, Econ 

Barbara Schofield, Engl 
Marileen Schouten, HRTA 
Andrew Schriever, Engl 
Nancy Shultz, Psych 
Rebecca Schwab, Art 
Eugene Schwamb, PolSci 

Laurie Schwarz, ComDis 
Amy Sciocchetti, Math 
Maribeth Scolley, Nurse 
Eric A. Scott, Psych 
Jeffrey Scott, LdArc 
Lisa Scott, Sociol 


Gary Seinhardt, Mktg 
Dima Seliverstov, EE 

Wendy Sennett, French 

Eric Seto, Journ 

Laura Seweryn, HRTA 

Michael Shaldone, Mktg 

Barney Shane, Zoo! 

Stacey Shane, COMSTU 

Kimbei ly Shapiro, HRTA 

Wendy Shapiro, COMSTU 

Deborah Shaughnessy, Mktg 

Valerie Shaw, ArtHis 

Sharon Schachter, Psych 

Margaret Shea, W&FBio 

Mark Shea, Hist 

Mary-Kathleen Shea, COMSTU 

Jennifer Shearer, Anth 

Katherine Sheehan, AnSci 

Terence Sheehan, Hist 

Christine Sheffield, HRTA 

Meredith Shepard, Acctg 

Richard S. Shepard, CE 

Maura Shephard, Sculpture 

David Sherman, Psych 

Scott Sherman, Zool 

Shefali Sheth, COMSTU 

Dieter Shiao, HRTA 

Marybeth Shields, Sociol 

Michael Shina, Psych/PolSci 

Tomotaka Shinozawa, Psych 

Lauren Shoenig, Educ 

Todd Short, CS Eng 

Chollada Siangchaew, Econ 

Karen Siart, HRTA 

Tonya Sides, Engl 

Jenifer Sigafoes, PolSci 

Ronnie Sigalow, HRTA 

Michael Sigda, HRTA 

Stephenie Sigelman, PolSci 

Scott Silberzweig, COMSTU 

Frank A. Sil^o, Mktg 

Laura Silver, 

John Silveria, Econ 

Elizabeth Silverstein, Nurse 

Leslie Simeone, BDIC 

Jody Simes, Finance 

Lisa Simili, PolSci 

Ginny Sinkel, Sociol 




• Never experiencing my bank 
account dip into the negative num- 
bers again! 

— Krajewski, marketing 

• In my spare time, playing the 
piano, doing cross stitch, and sleep- 
ing for more than four hours a 

— Kim Frisino, journalism 

• Kdible food, time to read books 
for fun, a consistent paycheck (you 
asked what I was looking forward 
to, not what was actually going to 
happen, right?) 

— Karen Fallowes, English /his- 

Linda Sioui, Acctg 
Mihaela Siriniean, Math 
George Sirois, Zool 
Jennifer Sites, Legal 
Christine Skiba, BDIC 
Michael Skolnick, Engin 

Michele Skovera, Psych 
Benjamin Slavet, Acctg 
Amy Slipakoff, Zoo] 
Robert Sloat Jr., Psych 
Shari Slotnick, Econ 
Peter Slovak, HRTA 

Maryellen Smith, ApplMktg 
Patricia Smith, AnSci 
Christina Snoddy, COMSTU 
Michael Snyder, ExcSci 
David Soble, Phil 
Marni B. Solomon, GBFin 

Christine Solt, PolSci 
Jeff Sonnenberg, Finance 
Neal Sonnenberg, Math 
Heidi Son tag. Legal 
Jana Sorge, Psych 
Licia Sorgi, Econ 



• a ) A- 1 ( ) hoop finals at Temple in 

b) Driving around with friends, 
deciding to just go to Vermont, and 
ending up in Vmhersi 15 minutes 
later because we were going the 
wrong way. 

- Stephen (Mosh) Moshkovitz, 

• Traveling alone through 
Europe for three months in the 
summer of '88. 

— Brian C. Dempsey, Anthro- 

• Ten of up piled into a van and 
drove to March Gras. It was an out 
of control, no holds barred week! 

—Julie Goldstein, BDIC 

• Spending 24 hours on a Yankee 
bus going to Daytona for Spring 
Break. It was quite an interesting 

— Donna Hiller. French 

John Pierce and fenn Little, both electrical engineering 
majors, work on a digital circuit for a lab. Photo by Matt 

A member of the UMass juggling club practices outside 
ilu Student I ill- • t i Photo b\ Si hmundl 

Debra Soroko, Mklg 

Stefanie Souza, Mklg 

Margaret Spade, Legal 

Nancy Spaeth. Nutr 

Alan Spector, Hist 

Benjamin Spencer, Art 

Russell Spielman, SptMgmt 

Carolyn Spivak, Psych 

Sharon Stachhelek, Psych 

Rebecca Stange, Biochm 

Peter Stankiewicz, Art 

James Stanley III, Mgmt 

Robert D. Stanley, Mgmt 

Robin Starr, Acctg 

Melissa Starrett, Educ 

Carl Statkiewicz, Mktg 

Michael A. Stebe, PolSci 

Jason Steidina, SptMgmt 

Rebecca Steil, BDIC 

Hillary Steinberg, HRMgmt 

Gary Steinhardt, Mktg 

Lynn Steinberg, Engl 

Jennifer Stella, Micbio 

Taiwo Stephenson, Zool 


Deborah Stern, ExcSci 
Andrew Sternberg, Finance 
Jordan Stetzer, Zool 
Jason Stevens, Physic 
Mark Stiles, SptMgmt 
Stephanie Stolk-Raymond, Econ 

Amy Stoll, Econ/Anth 
Darcy Stone, Psych 
Darren Stone, COMSTU 
Kristin Stone, COMSTU 
Tammie Stone, LS&R 
Brenda Stonestreet, Acctg 

Robert M. Strasnick, Legal 
Dan Strollo, COMSTU 
Sandra Stufko, IntDis 
Kimberly Stutman, COMSTU 
Oeorge Juris Subacs, Engl 
Ingrid Subbotin, COINS 

Anand Stibrahnianyam, Econ 
Debra Suckney, Econ 
Richard Sugarman, PolSci 
Elizabeth Sulesky, Sociol 
Andrew Sullivan, PolSci 
Bridget Sullivan, COMSTU 

Christopher Sullivan, SptMgmt 
Dawn Sullivan, Psych 
Ellen Sullivan, Sociol 
Lori Sullivan, Educ 
Patricia Sullivan, ElemEduc 
Theresa Sullivan, Hist 

Valerie Sullivan, Sociol 
Sunee Sundisamrit, HRTA 
Alison Suppe, Finance 
Robert Surabian, Hist 
Raymond Suris, Legal 
Jesse Sutela, COMSTU 

Carl Svenson, COINS 
Linea Swanquist, Educ 
Traley Swartz, Sociol 
Scott Sweeney, LdArc 
Elizabeth Sweeny, HRTA 
Kathleen Swiatek, LdArc 

Stephanie Swift, Educ 
Jennifer Tabeek, Psych 
Monique Tabon, COMSTU 
Claudia Taddeo, LS&R 
John Tafe, Anth/StudArt 
Wah Tai, Art 


Noriko Taira, Ling/Japan 

Naoko Takahashi, HRTA 

Kalsuhisa Takumi, Math 

Ojas Tamhane, PolSci 

[oseph Tammaro, Econ 

Brian Tamulonis, Painting 

Satomi Tanaka, CE 

Nam Tang, Art 

Amanda Tate, EqStud 

Peter Tanb, PolSci 
Michele Tanro, Sociol 

Tavery Taw, PolSci 

Nancy M. Tayebi, Econ 

Cheryl Taylor, BDIC 

Kristen Taylor, COMSTU 

Wendy Taylor. LS&R 

Corey Tedrow, BDIC 

AJan Teixeira, ME 

Cesar Tejeda, Psych 

Jules Michael Terry, ME 

Anthony Tesoniero, Finance 

Anne Tessier, Anth 

Tinzar Than, HRTA 

Harry Theodoss, Legal 

Amy Thiboutot, Sociol 

Curtis Thierling, ME 

David Thomas, Legal 

Heather Thomas, ApplMktg 

Maureen Thomas, Educ 

Pamela Thomas, LS&R 

Erica Thompson, COMSTU 

Scott Thompson, Econ 

Mary Thornton, Mgmt 

Jacquelyn Threatt, BDIC 

Cheryl Thurrott, Psych 

Ellen Timoney, PISoil 

Joyce Ting, Journ 

Jennifer Tinker, ArtEd 

Monica Tirrell, Ent 

Barbara Tocher, GBFin 

Chris Todisco, GBFin 

Jennifer Tolman, ApplMktg 

Elizabeth Tomasewski, Nurse- 
Peter Toolas, EnvDes 
Daniel Toomey, Engl 

Jeffrey Toomey, LdArc 
Jennifer Toon, Econ 

Katie Toran, COMSTU 



• 1) Performing "Phantom of the 
Opera" finale with the marching 

• 2)Witnessing the Wind Ensem- 
ble (plus select others) perform 
Maslanka's Symphony No. 2 
(Spring '88) 

• 3) Seeing Pat Metheny in con- 
cert in February 1989 

• 4 (Breaking a frisbee into three 
parts from tipping it too hard 
(freshman year) 

— Jeff Peterson, history 

• I was walking across campus, 
and I saw several children playing 
and jumping around in a huge pile 
of leaves. I miss being able to jump 
in the leaves. 

— Jason King, legal studies 

]ulie Goldstein. Jill I.evine, Kim Shapiro, Laura Errico, 
Andrea Cohen, Debbie Wilensky, and Erin O'Brien lake 
time out for a picture before a night out on the town. 
Photo Courtesy Julie Goldstein 

The UMass Outing club crosses a stream during a trip 
to Seneca Rocks, W. VA. Photo by Hilnmr Schmundt. 

Sandra Torres, Zool 
Alicia Towne, HRTA 
Tom Trace, Hist 
Amy Tracy, Acctg 
Nicole Traina, COMSTU 
Kellv A. Trainque, French 

Nam Tran. Nutr 
Nikki Tran, HRTA 
Peter Trapasso, Acctg 
Maria Tricca, Journ/Legal 
Grant Trierweiler, Micbio 
Derek Trimble, ME 

Barry Tropp, Theatre 
Dawn Trumbauer, Acctg 
Elizabeth Truong, OpMgmt 
James Truong, Psych 
Chi Chung Tsa, Psych 
Joanne Tse, HRTA 

Gabriel Tucker, Math 
Mark Tullio, Mktg/Psych 
Heather Tupper, PolSci 
Lori Turner, Psych 
Marcella Turner, Econ 
Stephanie Tuttle, SptMgmt 



• Using Japan as a scapegoat for 
our own domestic problems and 
poor standards in education. 

— Brian C. Dempsey, anthropol- 

• I think that it is definitely the 
environment. People give lip ser- 
vice to the fact that our environ- 
ment is going to hell, but I think 
that there's going to be a serious 
crisis in the next couple of decades 
that is going to scare us into action. 
We've got to wake up before it's too 

— Jon Chapman, history 

I lived in D.C. this summer and 
was horrified at the homelessness 
that I saw I hope to help to do 
something about it in the future. 

—Julie Goldstein, BDIC 

Senior Julie Mint/ has to read up in the tower library 
Photo by Hilmar Schmundt 

Ahh-a rest from climbing for John Dowd of the UMass 
Outing Club. Photo by Hilmar Schmundt kk\.' 

Nathan Tweedy, HRTA 

Sarah Tynan, Mktg 

Robert Umstead, Zool 

Richard Vacca, LS&R 

Ari Vais, Engl 

Cedric Valiente, EE 

Jeffrey P. Vardis, ExcSci 

Diane Varney, Educ 

Kristine F. Veit, HRTA 

John Velez, Psych 

Stacy Vellucci, Psych 

Ursula Velonis, BDIC 

! .11 s Vestcrgaard. Mi- 
Rebecca Vichness, COMSTU 
Teresa Lynne Vickery, BDIC 
June H.L. Virgo, Sociol 
Raminder Virmani, GBFin 
Leo Vissas, Clsics 

Brian Vitalis, ME 

Robert E. Vogt, Jr., EE 

Rachael Volin, Educ 

Lynn R. Votapka, HumServ 

Speros Vouriotis, GBFin 

Stephanie Walker. ME 

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John Wall, Econ 
Bridget Walsh, AnSci 
Christine Walsh, Mktg 
Eileen Walsh, Hist 
Erinn Walsh, Psych 
John Walsh, Mgmt 

Lissa Walsh, STPEC: 
Michael Walsh, SptMgmt 
Natalie Walther, Zool 
Jennifer Walz, Psych 
Leanne Ward, HRTA 
Lorraine Ward, Psych 

Eric Warner, Mktg 
Beth Warren, Educ 
Thomas Warren, Hist 
Tanya Wasserman, HRTA 
Kathleen Waters, Psych 
Michael Watson, Mgmt 

Dana Warwick, Educ 
Wendy Wasick, GBFin 
Rebecca Watts, Educ 
Jamie Watts, ComDis 
Marnie Weaver, ArtHist 
Suzanne Webb, CSEduc 

Jamie Weeks, EnvSci 
Kelley L. Weeks, Educ 
Gwen Weinberg, FaMktg 
Jeffrey Weiner, Finance 
Ross Weiner, Econ 
Brett Weinroth, SptMgmt 

Gwen Weisberg, COMSTU 
Stacy Weisman, Math 
Tammi J. Weisthal, ElemEduc 
Cathie Welliver, HRTA 
David Wells, Chem 
Lisa Wendler, Educ 

Suzanne Wennik, Engl 
Christine Wentworth, Econ 
Karen Wessinger 
Kara Westerlind, ECE 
Bethany Wheeler, Educ 
Lawrence Whelpley, COMSTU 

Bradford Whipple, Econ 

Deborah A. White, STPEC 

Jeffrey W. White, CE 

Deanna White, Sociol 

Jessica Wohl-Ludman, Psych/Engl 

Rebecca Wicklund, Educ 


Daniel Widen, Mgmt 

Patricia Widgen, Educ 

Michelle Wiedemann, GBFin 

Patricia Wiggin, Span 

Jennifer Wilcox, ConsStud 

Stephen Wilder, EE 

Debra Wilensky, ComDis 

Michael Wiley, EnvDes 

Marcus Wilkes, LdArc 

Chris Wilkinson, Mgmt 

Kristine Williams, Acctg 

Vaughn Williams, SptMgmt 

Charles Williamson, Mgmt 

Christine Willse, Educ 

Charles Wilson, Econ 

Karen M. Wilson, Clsics 

Jennifer Winchenbach, Span 

Jonathan R. Winchenbach, Acctg/French 

Amy Winkler, Geol 

James Winterbottom, Mgmt 

Rachael M. Wirtanen, HRTA 

Andrew S. Wiseman, PolSci 

Chris Witmore, Econ 

Lisa Wolfe, COMSTU 

Michael Wondolowski, Zool 

Elana Wong, FaMktg 

Joyce Woo, BDIC 

Karl Woo, BDIC 

Deborah Woodman, Acctg 

Kenneth E. Woodrow, HRTA 

Douglas Woods, Econ 

Kathryn M. Woodside, SptMgmt 

Eleanor Woolf, Journ 

Vince Woolley, ME 

Jennifer Woz, Mktg 

Stasia Wazniak, FamComServ 

Steven Wright, HRTA 

Traci Wynn, Educ 

Andrew Yacht, Psych 

Shizuko Yamasaki, Educ 

Yuko Yamashita, Anth 

Dongxiao Tang, EE 

Tara Yanginski, FaMktg 

Bernard E. Yankson, Acctg 

Todd Yarmesky, Econ 

Alexander Yelensky, Econ 

Murat Yesilsirt, HRTA 

Christine Young, Educ 



UMass Hang Gliding Vice President fim Kimball tries to 
recruit junior Scott Whitmore. Photo by Jeff Alexander 

Cindy Potenza, HRTA major, studies in her dorm room. 
Photo by Erik Stone 

• I expect to be a father, hus- 
band, and happy at whatever job 
I'm doing. 

— Jon Chapman, history 

• Retired 

— Jason King, legal studies 

• Twenty years older 

— anonymous 

• Working as an associate in a 
New York City law firm, married, 
starting a family, and living in the 

— Stephanie Gevirtz, political 

Elizabeth Young, NAREST 
James Young, Mktg 
Jeff Young, Anth 
Shari Young, COMSTU 
Lisa Yuill, Psych 
Joseph Yunis, Zool 

Christopher J. Yuskaitis, PolSci/COMSTU 

David Zaff, Physic 

Debra Zahigian, Educ 

Ramona Zaidi, Legal 

Judith Zall, COMSTU 

Carolyn Zanotti, COMSTU 

Alyssa Zaslaw, ApplMktg 
Geoffrey Zassenhaus, Physic 
Nicolette Zervas, BioCh 
Runa Zhou, COINS 
Julie Zieff, Sociol 
Michael R. Zielinski, ME 

Christine E. Zilinski, COMSTU 
Andrea Zimmerman, Mktg 
Tracie Zimmerman, Legal 
Kristin Zirkel, COMSTU 
Jamie Zozzaro, COMSTU 
Deborah Zuckerman, Music 


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These eager faces seem ready to take 
over the corporate world. The 
excitement of Commencement could be 
seen in student's faces for days before 
the ceremony. Photo by Karen 

Even the swan seemed proud of the 
class of 1992 and their 
accomplishments. Photo by Karen 

Soon to be alumni watch as the 
processional makes its way onto the 
field. Photo by Karen McKendry 

One Senior looks toward the crowd in 
search of family to share the moment 
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trots on 


1 y J_ aybe the University of Massachusetts 
equestrian team had an exceptional season be- 
cause they had the advantage of a new training 
facility, or maybe they'd just had enough of 
placing behind Mt. Holyoke and Smith most of 
the time. Whatever the reason, this year's team 
came away with third place honors overall to end 
one of their best seasons ever. 

"The killer is we were just one point behind 
Smith," said team secretary Amanda Tate, a 
senior from Cambridge. The team placed first in 
a meet held at Smith College, and earned a 
second and a fourth place at two of the five other 
meets held during the year. "We're so used to 
placing behind Smith and Mt. Holyoke, that this 
is just incredible. It's a great achievement," said 
Wendy Peters, an animal science major and 
former member of the team. 

UMass competes against 12 other New 
England schools, including American Interna- 
tional College and Holy Cross, in the Region III 
Zone 1 division at each show they attend. Al- 
though all riders from each team ride in one or 
two classes during they day, six riders are chosen 
in the morning by the individual coaches to ride 
for points for the school. UMass Director of 

Equitation Sandy Osborne and assistant Vicki 
Kahn coach the team. Depending on how well 
these six people place in each class, or level of riding 
ability, the schools are awarded points — from seven 
for first place to one point for sixth place. 

Because each class may have 20 or more 
riders competing for one of these six places, the 
chance of a team member who is riding for point 
actually placing and earning the coveted points 
is decreased. At the end of the day's events, the 
accumulated points are tallied. The school with 
the most points wins, and is the High Point 
College of the day. Second place is referred to as 
Reserve High Point. 

Of the four shows held in the fall, UMass 
was the High Point College at the show hosted by 
Amherst College on the Smith College grounds 
on November 2, and Reserve High Point College 
at a show held at UMass on October 20. Shows 
held in the fall semester focus on the team aspect 
of competition, but the riders also earn points as 
individuals every time they place in a class. In 
the spring there are another two meets, and this 
year these accumulated points enabled nine team 
members to go on to regional and national com- 
petitions at the individual level. 

"A lot of it is luck, as far as which horse 
you get. You literally get assigned to a class, and 
pick your horse out of an envelope. You aren't 
given any time to warm up and get used to the 
horse, so everyone is at the same disadvantage. 
Except, of course, for the home team. "Some 
horses are just more difficult than others," said 
captain Becky Rivet, a senior leisure studies and 
resources major. The team consists of 18 other 
women and one man. 

"It's a lot of work, getting ready for a 
show, but with 20 people, it's a lot of fun, too," 
said Peters. 

The team practices together once a week, 
and members are required to be enrolled in an 
equitation class through the animal science de- 
partment. Tryouts are held early in the fall, and 
anyone with an affinity for horses, including 
beginners, is encouraged to participate. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 


The equestrian team's horses reside 
at the Hadley Farm. The students 
helped take care of the horses and 
worked at the farm. Photo by Stan 

Keeping the horses in shape for 
competition was a tough job for the 
riders. Photo bv Stan Sherer 

(Opposite) A member of the team 
prepares for her ride. Photo by Stan 





^L f A That one word sums 
up the University of Massa- 
chusetts women's soccer 
team's season. 

The Minutewomen rode 
the stellar goalkeeping of 
Brianna Scurry and season- 
long excellence on the de- 
fensive end to a 14-5 season 
and an NCAA tournament 
first round appearance. 

While the Minutewomen 
weren't the most proficient 
scoring machine, what they 
could do exceptionally well 
was keep the other team 
from scoring. Twelve of 
their 14 wins were shutouts. 
The most goals they let up 
in a game was two, and that 
only happened twice, 
against Connecticut and 

The Minutewomen were, 
at one point, ranked eighth 
in the nation and headed 
for a high seeding in the 
NCAAs. Wins over Califor- 
nia and Central Florida and 
a strong showing against 
national title contender 
Wisconsin (a 1-0 loss) 
pushed UMass up the ranks 
steadily. Six straight wins 
proved beneficial as well. 

Then the roof caved in. 
UMass lost two games they 
should have won — a 2-1 
loss to Hartford and a 1-0 

shutout at the hands of 
Harvard. The team slipped 
in the rankings and found 
scoring extremely difficult. 

Down the stretch, though, 
the Minutewomen won the 
games they had to, taking 
their last five regular sea- 
son opponents by a com- 
bined score of eight to one. 
The offense got back on 
track, scoring three goals 
against both Rhode Island 
and Colgate. 

The first round of the 
NCAAs took the 

Minutewomen to Storrs, CT 
for a rematch with UConn. 
A freak shot bounced off the 
back of a UConn attacker 
and into the net, giving the 
Huskies a 1-0 win and end- 
ing UMass' season at 14-5. 

Holly Hellmuth was sim- 
ply dominant all season 
long. When she wasn't shut- 
ting down opposing scorers, 
she was heading in goals off 
of corner kicks. She fin- 
ished the season with eight 
goals and three assists for a 
total of 19 points. 

For the second straight 
year, Hellmuth was a final- 
ist for the Hermann Tro- 
phy, which is awarded to 
the top soccer player in the 
nation. She was also a first- 
team Ail-American. 

1^*3 ♦ ♦ ♦ 

Many of Hellmuth's goals 
came from the corner kicks 
of Paula Wilkens (three 
goals, six assists). Wilkens 
to Hellmuth became a 
feared combination in the 
team's early games. Oppos- 
ing teams were soon look- 
ing for the play, however, 
and when Wilkens went 
down with back spasms, the 
effectiveness of the combi- 
nation was lessened. 

Another frequent scoring 
threat was junior forward 
KimEvnard. Her foot speed 
got her open down field for a 
team-high 39 shots on goal. 
Evnard finished with five 
goals and three assists. 

Other scorers for the 
Minutewomen were Mich- 
elle Woodside (three goals, 
three assists), Colleen 
Milliken (four goals), and 
Polly Hackerthorn (three 
goals, three assists). 

Scurry, meanwhile, was 
outstanding in goal. On oc- 
casions when the opposition 
could actually get past the 
UMass defense, she came 
up with save after save. 
Scurry finished the year 
with an astounding .47 goals 
against average, letting up 
only nine scores over the 
entire season. 

— by Greg Sukiennik 


Michele Woodside square off 
against Central Connecticut. 
They ended their 14-5 season 
with an NCAA Tournament 
first round appearance. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

Opposite: A determined 
Minutewoman prepares to do 
damage. Photo by Karen 

Front (L-R) Amy Cockley, Paula Wilkens, Erin Cornelia, Amy Trunk, Holly Hellmuth, Tracy Arwood, Barbie 
Verdoliva, Heidi Kocher, Leah Stack, Polly Hackathorn, Colleen Milliken Back (L-R I Trainer Pam Leopard, Asst. 
Coach Lisa Gozley, Lisa Nickelson, Shauna Holt, Brianna Scurry, Sherry Keenan, Skye Eddy, Kim Eynard, Michele 
Woodside, Carrie Koeper, Head Coach Jim Rudy Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 


Minutemen head for victory. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

he University of 
| Massachusetts 

^^» men's cross 
country team began its sea- 
son not knowing what to 
expect after graduating its 
top five runners from the 
previous season. But what 
resulted was a gutsy 3-4 
dual meet record and im- 
pressive showings at the 
postseason championship 

Head coach Ken O'Brien's 
young and inexperienced 

Determination is what puts 
this Minuteman ahead of the 
rest. Photo by Karen 


Men's cross country 
runs 'em down 

harrier squad battled its 
way through a demanding 
schedule in the first half of 
the season which featured 
nine opponents ranked 
among the top 20 of the 
NCAA poll. Nonetheless, 
with a few meets under 
their feet, the Minutemen 
rebounded to place second 
in both the Eastern and At- 
lantic 10 Championship 

Junior Matt Simon was 
the team's top runner as he 
five first 
place team 
finishes, in- 
cluding a 
sixth place 
overall in 
the Confer- 
ence Cham- 
Right be- 
hind him 
Keith Willis 
and Pat 
Reed, each 
second to 
Simon on 
two sepa- 
rate occasions. 

"After a roller coaster ride 
throughout the first half of 
the season, basically due to 
the simple fact of being in- 
experienced, they kind of 
hit a peak at the middle of 
the season and carried it 
through to the final cham- 
pionship meets," said 
O'Brien following his 25th 
year of coaching the Min- 
utemen. , _ „ ., 

— by Brett Morris 


The Minutemen push 
themselves ahead of the pack. 
This year they make an 
impressive showing at both the 
Eastern and Atlantic-10 
Championships. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

The 1991 Men's Cross Country Team: Joshua Andresen, 
Asatar Bair, Tim Caglarcan, Christopher Conlon, Rick Copley, 
Craig Cormier, Michael Davis, Brian Fallon, Brian Gormley, 
Scott Granowitz, Kevin Greenhalgh, Olivio Kardos, David Morris, 
John Raach, Patrrick Reed, Brian Reilly, Patrick Ryan, Matt 
Simon, Scott Sykes, Tom Walsh, Keith Willis, Ben Winther, 
Head Coack Ken O'Brien Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 




Front (L-R) Cate Dean, Tricia Mathiesen, Michelle St. Laurent, Capt., Tracy 
Delutis, LeeAnn Ambrose, Middle ( L-R) Julie Morreau, Lennice Johnson, Rebecca 
Johnson, Kelly Liljebald, Top (L-R) Coach Julie LaFreniere, Cheryl Lyons, Kerry 
Aker, Leanne Swartx, Kim Liljeblad Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 


ross country is 
known more for its indi- 
vidual efforts than those of 
the team. But when it comes 
to the University of Massa- 
chusetts women harriers, 
they know how to pull it 
together, and win as a 

Coach Julie LaFreniere's 
squad was hampered 
throughout the season by 
injuries to its top three run- 
ners. However, when it 
came down to the biggest 
meet of the season, the At- 
lantic 10 Conference Cham- 
pionships, the team gelled. 
Four runners finished 
within eight seconds of each 
other, in positions eight 
through 11, to capture the 
University's first ever A- 10 

"We never competed in 

Women's cross country 
wins first ever A- 10 

one race where the team 
was healthy and whole," 
said LaFreniere, who was 
named the Conference's 
Coach of the Year. "But we 
pulled it together at the A- 
10s. It was a great accom- 
plishment, the shining star 
of the season." 

Michelle St. Laurent, a 
senior and the team's cap- 
tain, was the first across 
the finish line for the 
Minutewomen at the Con- 
ference Championships and 
the Dartmouth Invitational. 
St. Laurent placed as one of 
the top five Minutewomen 
in every meet of the season 
and was honored as the 
team's MVP for her efforts. 

Junior transfer Tricia 
Mathiesen led the 
Minutewomen to a victory 
in the first meet of the sea- 
son and continued success 
throughout the season, reg- 
istering four other top five 

By the third week of the 
season, UMass had lost its 
top three runners, includ- 
ing last season's MVP, Kelly 
Liljeblad. Nonetheless, 
standout performances by 
St. Laurent and Mathiesen, 
as well as junior Becky 
Johnson, sophomore Kim 
Liljeblad, and the leader- 
ship of senior Cate Dean 
resulted in the team's 4-3 
dual meet record. 

— by Brett Morris 


Michelle St. Laurent makes a run for it last fall. She was the team's sole letter 
winner this year. Photo courtesy of Photo Services 


Steve Davis practices his backhand on the UMass tennis 
courts. The Minutemen overcame incredible odds to remain 
together this year. Photo by Karen McKendry 



"It's like a cloud of doom 
hovering over every athlete, 
just waiting to rain on the 

When it rains, it pours, 
and last semester, the ad- 
ministration showered on 
the men's tennis team by 
cutting their program. 

Although everyone real- 
izes that hard times are 
upon us, many believe in 
two standard theories: "if 
there's a will, there's a way," 
and "no pain, no gain." Per- 
haps the administration 
doesn't understand that de- 
termination is a major key 
to success, and that in order 
to make money, you need to 
spend money. Obviously, 
the men's tennis team un- 
derstands both these prin- 
ciples because they won't 
let their program be "sliced" 
without a fight. 

Last summer, one mem- 
ber of the team decided to 
take matters into his own 
hands and raise the money 
needed to keep on playing. 
Tim Lipski, a sophomore 
majoring in management, 
is the main reason the team 
was able to participate in 
the past season. Lipski has 
loved the sport since he was 
young, and he couldn't bear 
to see an unplayed season 
go by, especially since the 
team qualifies as a Division 
One state university team. 

Tim set his goals and 
achieved them with a little 
help from his father and a 
great deal of funding from 
prestigious business men 
who believe strongly in col- 
lege sports. He has been 
surrounded by avid sports 
supporters for a good part of 

his life. His family belongs 
to a country club where Tim 
often played tennis; this is 
primarily where he received 
his support. His largest con- 
tribution was from the presi- 
dent of Bradlees, a depart- 
ment store. Other sources 
were various contributors 
that Tim contacted over the 
phone in a three-week pe- 
riod over the summer. 

Although Tim's efforts 
made it possible to partici- 
pate last season, the inevi- 
table fate has arrived. The 
men's tennis team cannot 
be a registered University 
varsity affiliation for the 
next season. The adminis- 
tration is not allowing the 
team to raise its own funds 
again; therefore, the team's 
varsity status will be 
dropped and those who con- 
tinue to participate will be 
associated with a tennis club 
for men. They will still com- 
pete with other schools, but 
they will no longer be offi- 
cially ranked. 

Although this has seri- 
ously disrupted the team's 
attitude, they refuse to let it 
hinder their performance. 
The coach, David Rivera, 
spoke for the entire team 
when he said, "I am very sad 
to see the season end." 

The team won't give up, 
and one day may win over 
the administration's 
thoughts. David Kleinmen, 
a sophomore on the team, 
made a very good point when 
he said, "If the University 
continues to cut programs 
that are important to the 
students, then the students 
are going to change their 
views of UMass." 

UMass is a highly -re- 
spected educational insti- 
tution with a wide variety 
of activities; this is why 
many people are attracted 
to it. The loss of good pro- 
grams will downgrade the 
standards of the students, 
which in the long run will 
make the University lose 
more money. 

The team is still optimis- 
tic despite the outcome. 
They hope that the admin- 
istration will see that the 
funding for the sport is 
small, but the impact of its 
absence is extremely sig- 
nificant, —by Diana P. Gaiso 


to stay 

the net" 

First (L-R) Steve Davis, Dave Kleinman, Leonard Levine, Tim 
Lipsky, Joe Dyer, Second (L-R) Coach David Riviera, Sean 
Deerdorf, Capt. Paul Audet, Keith Murray, Paul Richards, Bill 
Bochnak, Lloyd Teitelbaum Photo courtesy of Photo Services 




Players pick 
up where 
UMass left off 


ith the recent bud- 
get cuts devastat- 
ing the sports pro- 
grams at UMass, the 
women's tennis team 
seemed all washed up. 

At the beginning of last 
season, Edwin Gentzler, the 
team's coach for the past 
four years, discussed his 
worries about the team be- 
ing cut from the University. 
Gentzler did not see how 
the team could continue to 
exist without funding from 
the school. With the cuts in 
aid to the educational pro- 

First (L-R) Mary Edwards, Stacey Scheckner, Kerri Kaminski, 
Amy Ryan, Second (L-R) Amy Finn, Kelly Grim, Gail Girasella, 
Pamela Levine, Lesley Watts, Shizuko Yamasaki, Missing: 
Kerensa Eddy, Sarah Nadolny, Bethan Thompson, Coach Edwin 
Gentzler Photo by Karen McKendry 

grams, funding for the 
women's tennis team was 
a last priority. 

Senior team captain 
Sarah Nadolny took mat- 
ters into her own hands by 
pulling the team together 
in order to raise the neces- 
sary funds. "I always knew 
that we could raise the 
money, it was just a mat- 
ter of getting the team mo- 
tivated," said Nadolny. 

It came as no surprise 
that the 12 members of the 
team had the dedication 
and pride to get the job 
done. With 
tions from 
mates' par- 
ents and 
from local 
the $5,000 
needed to 
save the 
team was 
raised. Be- 
ing one of 
four se- 
niors to 
played for 
the UMass 
team since 
their fresh- 
man year, 
wanted to 
play that much more. "The 
effort to raise the money 
was all the more meaning- 
ful," said Nadolny. 

The team's desire to play 
showed in their season's 
record. The team finished 
at 7-5, fifth place overall. 
With impressive wins over 
Division 1 teams from Cen- 
tral Connecticut and Ver- 
mont, the women's tennis 

team proved that they were 
a competitive force in New 
England. Nadolny could see 
a difference in the team's 
performance last season. 
"We hit the ball harder, we 
worked harder, and we 
played with something that 
not many teams have — 
class," said Nadolny. 

Gentzler takes little 
credit for the team's fund- 
raising efforts. "The team 
did it all on their own," said 
Gentzler. Though surprised 
by the team's response, 
Gentzler knew that more 
attention needed to be di- 
rected toward the women's 
tennis program at UMass. 
"Tennis fits into campus 
life," said Gentzler. "It is a 
sport that men and women 
should be able to partici- 
pate in equally." 

Although the team's fu- 
ture is uncertain, Gentzler 
does not hold UMass respon- 
sible for the lack of funds. 
"The University has other 
priorities within the sports 
program on campus, but it 
is a shame that the women's 
tennis team has to suffer," 
said Gentzler. Sarah 
Nadolny sees things in a 
different light. "If 12 women 
show a desire to play ten- 
nis, then the University 
should try everything in its 
power to give them a 
chance," said Nadolny. 

Even though Nadolny 
graduates in the spring, she 
takes with her determina- 
tion, a wonderful four years 
of experience, and all of the 
class in the world. These 
are weapons that even 
Monica Seles and Steffi Graf 
can't match. 

— by David Robert 


Gail Girasella reaches high 
to whack the ball to her 
opponent. The determination 
on her face really shows. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

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Patrick Lau, Scott Read, 
Adam Feldman, and Coach 
Yarworth share a laugh by the 
poolside. Photo by Karen 

sports McKendr y 

Scott Deluca keeps the ball 
away from his opponent. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

T ==™ 

I n only its third season 
I as a recognized varsity 
M sport, the water polo 
team continued on its rise 
to national status. Coach 
Russ Yarworth's troops, 
ranked 17th in the pre- 
season, rose as high as 15th 
before some late season 
losses gave them a record of 
16-8, good for 20th nation- 

"This team has worked 
as hard as any team I've 
ever coached," Yarworth 
said. "I couldn't have asked 
them to work any harder. 
Hopefully, in the future we 
can be a little more focused 
on what we do with that 
hard work." 

The highlight of the season 
may have been a 14-11 vic- 
tory over archrival Iona in 
the championship of the 
New England vs. Mid-At- 
lantic Challenge. Although 
the tourney was held at 
Amherst College, UMass 
was the host school, and 500 
screaming fans were on 
hand for the clinching win. 
There was an early sea- 
son 12-10 win at Navy over 
perennial Eastern Division 
powerhouse Brown Univer- 
sity. In the New England 
Tourney at Harvard, Brown 
beat the Minutemen 10-9 in 
an unforgettable quadruple- 
overtime thriller. At the 
New England Champion- 
ships at Brown the Minute- 
men beat Harvard 10-5, 
gaining some sweet revenge 
after the Crimson upset 
UMass early in last year's 
Eastern Championship. In 
the championship game, 
Brown bet the Minutemen 
7-3 to win the N.E. title. 

In the Eastern tourna- 
ment, Princeton upset the 
Minutemen in the first 
round, denying them a 
chance for the title and a 

trip to the NCAA tourna- 
ment in California. The last 
game of the season was a 
11-10 overtime victory over 

"I think expectations are 
always very high," 
Yarworth said, "and when 
you don't quite reach them, 
you have a tendency to think 
you may have failed. But 
how can you say we failed 
when we had such a good 
record? Basically, it was 
one loss at the end of the 
year that knocked us down 
a bit, but you can't say the 
season was a failure because 
of that. 

"I was really pleased with 
the play of two of my se- 
niors: Todd Larson in the 
goal and Adam Feldman, 
my only senior lefty. My 
other two seniors, Alex 
Yelensky and Tom Quinn 
were good role players," said 
the coach. 

Larson, a three-year 
starter with a 53 per cent 
save percentage, and junior 
Scott Read, a speedy swim- 
mer with a deadly shot, were 
named co-team MVPs. 

"Todd worked harder 
than any goalie I've ever 
had," Yarworth said. "He 
really made the most of what 
he's got. He's a great ath- 

Sophomore Tusan Engin 
led the team in scoring and 
total points, freshman 
Adolfo Oliete led in assists, 
and Read led in shooting 
percentage and tied Larson 
in the steal category. 

Despite its relatively 
short existence, water polo 
continues to make waves on 
campus and rise to regional 
and national prominence. 
With a strong crop of young 
players, this trend is ex- 
pected to continue for years 
to come. 

— by Kevin Herlihy 

Favier Gonzalez battles to steal the ball from 
his opponent. His outstanding play helped the 
team decisively beat Rhode Island. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

H 2 polo rises 

to regional and 



1991 Men's Water Polo Team: Jose Benitez, Scott Deluca, Charles Dunn, Lawrence Elbroch, 
Tasan Engin, Adam Feldman, Micha Forbes, Felipe Gonzalez, Favier Gonzalez, Luke Harlan, 
Todd Hourihan, Dennis Kinne, Todd Larson, Patrick Lau, Dan McAuliffe, Dan McOsker, Adolfo 
Oliete, Jay Peluso, William Pendergast, Thomas Quinn, Jim Read, Scott Read, Richard Schragger, 
Tim Turpin, Alex Yelensky, Head Coach Russ Yarworth Photo Courtesy of Sports Information 


Field hockey 

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Tracy Barclay advances the 
ball downfield for the 
Minutewomen. Photo by Karen 




hen UMass field 
hockey coach 
Pam Hixon said at the be- 
ginning of the year that this 
would be a rebuilding year, 
people tended to be a little 
skeptical. After all, Hixon 
has coached her teams to 10 
consecutive NCAA tourna- 
ment appearances. Why 
would this year be any dif- 

Despite graduating five 
seniors, the 1991 UMass 
field hockey team was 
blessed with great 
goaltending and a strong 
defense, and its home field 
behind Totman Gymnasium 
provides one of the best 
home field advantages in 
the country. This is because 
it is more difficult to play 
field hockey on the natural 
grass field than turf, the 
surface used by many 
teams. And it was this field 
which ended up as the set- 
ting for the team's most ex- 
citing moments of the year. 
The Minutewomen 
started the season with an 
exciting eight-game win- 
ning streak, beating rivals 
such as Temple (3-1), and 
Providence College (3-0). In 
fact, of the first eight games, 
goaltender Philippa Scott 
notched six shutouts. 

Scott played marvelously 
the whole year, posting a 
0.7 goals against average. 
She came up big when the 
defense faltered, and proved 

herself worthy of her third 
Ail-American team award. 
Unfortunately, Scott 
couldn't score goals for her 
team, which was something 
they desperately needed. A 
1-0 loss to Northeastern was 
a foreboding sign of things 
to come, in more ways than 

The team next played 
Old Dominion, which was 
ranked No. 1 in the country, 
while UMass was No. 3. The 
Lady Monarchs were the de- 
fending national champi- 
ons, and as they came to 
Totman Field, UMass was 
looking for a huge upset. 

But it was not to be, as 
Old Dominion escaped with 
a 1-0 win, and UMass had 
to take solace in the fact 
that they played ODU 
tough, which went on to a 
perfect 27-0 record and a 
second consecutive NCAA 

UMass didn't exactly 
glide into the postseason, 
winning only five of their 
last 11 games, including a 
disappointing loss to 
unranked Delaware during 
the last regular season 

It was time for some of 
the Minutewomen to step 
up, and seniors Dawn 
Trumbauer and Sherlan 
Cabralis did exactly that. 
Trumbauer was the leader 
of the forwards, and the 
Quakertown, PA native 

notched seven goals and 
three assists while provid- 
ing stability to the offense. 
Cabralis, a native of 
Trinidad in the West Indies, 
was named Atlantic 10 
Player of the Year and first- 
team Ail-American. She 
was one of the best players 
in the country, playing well 
both offensively and defen- 
sively. Cabralis finished 
fourth on the team in scor- 

The Minutewomen trav- 
eled to Philadelphia, PA to 
play in the Atlantic-10 
Championships against 
Rhode Island and Temple. 
The Minutewomen domi- 
nated Rhode Island to the 
tune of a 2-0 win. In the 
championship game against 
Temple, UMass was unable 
to muster a goal, losing 1-0. 

The loss made UMass 
squirm in anxious anticipa- 
tion as they waited to see if 
they would get their 11th 
consecutive NCAA bid. 
They did, but they were 
matched up against North- 
eastern, the team they had 
lost to earlier. 

The Huskies were too 
much for UMass, who blew a 
1-0 lead late in the second 
half. The game went to 
double overtime, where North- 
eastern won 2- 1 . The loss ended 
an exciting but sometimes 
disappointing season for the 

— by Michael Morrissey 


Minutewomen Dawn Trumbauer and Tara 
Jelley stop an attack. It was strong defense like 
this that led the team this year. Photo by Karen 

The field hockey team (L-R): Catherine 
Jareman, Tracy Barclay, G.K. Tina Rusieck, 
G.K. Phillipa Scott, Robin Thayer, Colleen Duffy. 
Second row (L-R): H.C. Pam Hixon, Kristine 
Riley, Dawn Trumbauer, Tara Jelley, Jen 
Salisbury, Kathy Phelan, Sheri Doiron, Kathy 
DeAngelis, A.C. Heather Lewis. Third Row (L- 
R): Sherlan Cabralis, Kyri Sparks, Joy Blenis, 
Katherine Chamberlin, Holly Hockenbroch, 
Danielle Borgs, Emily Dinneen. Photo courtesy 
of Photo Services 


Former football coach Jim Reid directs players at 
practice. Reid led the team for 19 years before his 
resignation in January. Photo by Chuck Abel 


m Integrity 

January 23, 1992 —Jim 
Reid walked into a 
meeting with Athletic 
Director Frank 

Mclnerney as head 
football coach of the University 
of Massachusetts. He walked 
out on startlingly different 
terms, beginning a saga which 
would focus statewide attention 
on the way UMass budgets and 
runs its athletic programs. 

Informed by Mclnerney that 
the scholarships he had prom- 
ised incoming freshmen had 
been cut from the athletic bud- 
get, Reid said "I quit" and left 
the meeting. 

Reid said his actions were 
predicated by the fact he would 
now have to go back on prom- 
ises already made to recruits. 
"[It] comes down to a question 
of integrity. The administration 
backed me into a corner." 

Reid, who had coached foot- 
ball at UMass as either head 
coach or a defensive assistant 
for 19 years, was informed of 
the decision to cut $100,000 of 
scholarship money only two 
weeks before the National Let- 
ter of Intent signing day. The 
Letter of Intent is a document 
signed by high school student- 
athletes indicating whether or 
not they will accept scholarship 
money from a college or univer- 
sity. Both the cuts themselves 

and the manner in which Reid 
was informed came under me- 
dia scrutiny in newspapers 
ranging from David Scott of The 
Massachusetts Daily Collegian 
to Bob Ryan of The Boston 

Two weeks later, on Feb. 5 — 
ironically, on National Letter of 
Intent day — Chancellor Rich- 
ard O'Brien released a state- 
ment revealing the cuts had 
been discussed as early as De- 
cember 4, 1991 by an ad hoc 
committee of the Faculty Sen- 
ate Athletic Council. 

O'Brien's statement revealed 
further that the University was 
counting on the passing of an 
NCAA amendment which would 
create "Division I-AAA," which 
would allow member schools to 
play football at the Division I 
level while offering only need- 
based scholarships, much in the 
same manner as the Patriot 
League charter member Holy 
Cross does presently. 

The I-AAA proposal, how- 
ever, was voted down on Janu- 
ary 13. Five days later, the 
committee recommended cut- 
ting football scholarships. 

O'Brien further explained 
"Specific instructions to Coach 
Reid that recruitment would be 
severly reduced were delayed 
because of the Athletic 
Department's hope that an al- 

ternative approach to its inad- 
equate budget would be found 
and football could be spared. 

"It might have been better to 
recognize in early December 
that such could not be the case," 
O'Brien added. 

O'Brien's statement indi- 
cated that officials within the 
Athletic Department did indeed 
know about impending football 
cuts and did not tell Reid. Dean 
of Physical Education David 
Bischoff said he told Mclnerney 
to tell Reid the school would be 
pursuing the Division I-AAA 
option. Bischoff further said 
Reid should have taken this as 
an indication that scholarships 
were on their way out. 

"The message given by the 
decision to vote for Division I- 
AAA should not have been a 
surprise to anyone, including 
Reid," Bischoff said. 

"To say that I would know of 
the reductions because I knew 
they were going to vote for I- 
AAA is a ludicrous statement. 
I-AAA isn't even in existence," 
Reid responded. 

Reid, meanwhile, was being 
courted for other football coach- 
ing jobs. As of mid-February, 
he had officially resigned from 
the University and was being 
considered for a slot coaching 
defense for the University of 
Richmond. — ^ Gre S Sukiennik 


Coach Jim 

%eid resigns 

after 19 

years - 
His reason: 


"skimping on 
integrity " 









Men's soccer guaranteed for five 

more years 

t the beginning of 
the 1991 season, the 
University of Massa- 
chusetts men's soccer team was 
facing circumstances beyond 
their control. They weren't even 
supposed to be playing; their 
funding had been cut by the 
athletic department, and only 
1 lth-hour negotiations had won 
them the chance to play a "ter- 
minal season." The team's new 
coach, Sam Koch, was brought 
in late after former head coach 
Jeff Gettler resigned, and was 
instructed by the athletic de- 



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itf'fi j 

M j n -'Si 

partment not to recruit new 
players. Players were told to 
work out transfer arrangements 
if they so desired. 

The Minutemen reacted to 
the adversity by controlling the 
only circumstance they could 
control — the playing field. The 
Minutemen earned a first-ever 
Atlantic 10 tournament bid with 
an 11-5-4 overall, 3-3-1 A-10 


That sudden turnaround in 
the team's fortunes — they had 
won only three games the year 
before — also gained attention 
to their fiscal plight. Pressure 
from parents and others con- 
cerned with the team's welfare 
gained the team a $780,000 pri- 
vate donation which will guar- 
antee five years of men's soccer. 

Leadership came from all 
parts of the field for the Min- 
utemen. Brett Anthony turned 
in his best season of a four-year 
career, scoring five goals and 
assisting five others for a total 
of 15 points. Todd Kylish also 
finished with 15 points, scoring 
six goals and assisting three 

Also part of the team's bal- 
anced scoring effort were Ray 
Cunha (four goals, three as- 
sists), Randy Jacobs ( four goals ), 
and Justin Edelman ( four goals, 
three assists). 

If there was one dominant 
player on the field for the Min- 
utemen, however, it would have 
to be Jon Gruber. Gruber, a 
senior, threw nine shutouts, let 
up a scant .95 goals per game, 
made 152 saves and made in- 
credible saves look routine all 
season long. He even stopped 
several penalty kicks. 

The Minutemen rushed out 
to a best-ever 6-1-3 start, in- 
cluding a 6-0 drubbing of Siena. 
A 0-0 tie with Temple (whom 
the Minutemen had never 
beaten) and conference wins 
over Rhode Island and West 
Virginia. They even managed 


to crack regional top 10 lists in 
The Boston Globe. 

Conference losses to George 
Washington (in 2 overtimes) 
and St. Joseph's dropped UMass 
into fourth place in the confer- 
ence. But the Minutemen 
bounced back by shutting out 
Holy Cross and preserving a tie 
with Big East powerhouse Con- 

After losing a tough match to 
nationally-ranked Rutgers (6- 
2), the most goals UMass let up 
all year, they closed out their 
regular season on an up note 
with four straight wins. 
Fairfield, Maine, Dartmouth, 
and Providence all fell to 

The Minutemen's first-ever 
tournament found them facing 
Rutgers again. While UMass 
played well, they could not 
mount an attack against the 
eventual A-10 champions, and 
their season ended with a 2-1 

The program's demise was 
avoided when a private donor 
approached the state about fi- 
nancing the program. After 
months of rumors, Jeffery Ryan, 
an '82 UMass graduate, and 
president of World Class Soccer 
Camp, donated the $780,000. 
While the team will not receive 
state funds, it will be guaran- 
teed five more chances to win 
the A- 10s and advance to the 
NCAA tournament. 

Sometimes, bad circum- 
stances can be good, too. 

■ by Greg Sukiennik. 

Minuteman Ray Cunha faces off against a 
tough Vermont player. The Minutemen won 
their first ever Atlantic- 10 Tournament bid this 
year. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Opposite: The 1991 
tournament bid winning men's 
soccer team. Photo courtesy of 
Photo Services 


hi ais 

University of Massachusetts football 
isn't about wining or losing, kickoffs or 
touchdowns; it's about a team and 
about its individuals. And when this 
year's gridders finished the season with a 4-7 
record overall, this description became more 
evident. Senior linebacker Matt Tulley may 
have led the Minutemen in tackles, but all he 
remembered about the 1991 season was the 
positive attitudes of his teammates. 

It was one of those years when the Minutemen 
found themselves fighting hard for every yard 
defended, and every first down gained. The team 

It was the hard work of these and the other members of the 
UMass Minutemen Football team that led the team through 
a tought season this fall. Photo courtesy of Photo Services 

Football keeps its team spirit 

despite the season's 

ups and downs 

lost its first two games of the season — both at 
home — and it wasn't until the third week, at 
Maine, when the Minutemen returned to 
Amherst with their first victory. After their 
second consecutive win at Boston University, 
the Minutemen appeared as if they were headed 
in the right direction. However, a mid-season 
three-game losing streak dropped UMass to 2-5 
and out of contention, but not out of desire. 

"Everyone kept playing the entire year until 
the last whistle, the last game, no matter what 
the score was," Tulley said. "We felt as if we were 
in every game. When you play with guys like 
that, win or lose, it's a nice feeling to know the 
guys are out there playing their hearts out the 
entire contest." 

Tulley, a three-time All-Yankee Conference 
selection, didn't want to make any excuses for 
the Minutemen's below .500 season, saying the 
team "never had a letdown." Tulley just wanted 
to talk about all the highlights. 

One of these was the superhuman season 
performance by running back Jerome Bledsoe. 
Bledsoe, a senior, finished the season as the top 
running back in the conference, rushing for an 
average of 140.5 yards per game. His 1,545 total 
yards, second best in UMass history, included a 
streak of 10 consecutive games of 100 yards or 
better with a career-high 226 yards against Rich- 
mond. "I'm just glad I never had to play against 
him," Tulley said. 

The win against Richmond was most memo- 
rable for Tulley and the 14 other seniors on the 
team as it would be their last win at home in 
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Tulley had 
11 tackles, four for losses and two quarterback 
sacks while the UMass offense had a season- 
high output of 42 points. 

"The character of this team is the reason why 
I came to this school," Tulley said. "The team 
concept is why we have such a good tradition. I 
can look back and say they were the best years of 
my life. And this year, even though we didn't 
have the most success, may have been the best 
because of that." 

— by Brett Morris 


Grim determination keeps this 
opponent covered in an early game this 
year. Photo by Karen McKendry 


Gina Demeo performs a difficult manover on the balance 
beam. The Umass Gymnastics team did exceptionally well 
this year. Photo by Karen McKendry 





S W Ti' want people 
I W /M / to see what we 
W W do," said the 
y y head coach of 
the University of Massachusetts 
Women's Gymnastics Team, 
Alfred "Alfie" Mitchell. And the 
team did just that. Despite re- 
tirements and injuries, these 
women gave their spectators a 
lot to see and a lot for the Univer- 
sity to be proud of. 

The team began its season 
with 16 members, but only 10 
competed for the entire season. 
From the original 16, two of the 
women retired in January and 
four were injured at various times 
during the 1991/1992 season. 

Unfortunately, two of the in- 
jured women were the team's 
only seniors: Kim Grady (com- 
munications major) and Erin 
Klier (business major). 

Grady was injured in Janu- 
ary, at the second meet of the 
season against Cornell Univer- 
sity, and was not able to compete 
again until the middle of March. 
Klier was able to compete until 
the meet versus Northeastern 
University in late February. She 
was out of commission for the 
remainder of the season. 

It was hard, explained Coach 
Mitchell, not to have these two 
women compete in their last year 
at the University. "My first year 
was their first year," says 
Mitchell. They'd been through a 
lot together in forming the great 
team that exists today. But, the 
girls still found ways to stay in- 
volved. Kim and Erin assisted in 
coaching the rest of the squad 
and talked to the younger team 
members on what to expect in 

Nevertheless, the women had 
a rewarding season. On Janu- 

ary 17, the team competed at the 
University of Florida in front of a 
crowd of 5,000. 

The next real big meet for the 
women was against their big- 
gest rival, the University of New 
Hampshire on March 16. Coach 
Mitchell explained that it has 
always been important for UNH 
to beat UMass, but this year, 
Massachusetts women won by 
the skin of their teeth: 186 vs. 
185.4. Coach Mitchell felt this 
was a turning point in the sea- 

At the University of Illinois 
vs. UMass meet, the women 
broke the school record with 
188.1 points, the old record be- 
ing 186.85 points. 

At the A-10 Gymnastics 
Championships at the Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island, the UMass 
women broke the school record 
again with 189.4 points. Coach 
Mitchell considered this to be 
the most competitive meet for 
the women since his arrival at 
UMass. Between first and fifth 
place there was only a two-point 
difference. The University of 
Massachusetts came in fourth. 

The last meet of the season 
was on April 11 — the Northeast 
Regionals at Penn State Univer- 
sity. For this annual competi- 
tion, the top seven teams in the 
Northeast are invited to come. 
At the start of the meet, UMass 
was seated fifth. At its conclu- 
sion, the women were seated 
third, moving past Temple Uni- 
versity and the University of New 
Hampshire. The team believes 
it was the best meet of the year. 

Tammy Marshall, a sports 
management junior , qualified for 
the NCAA Women's Nationals 
at the University of Minnesota, 
held on the 24th and 25th of 

April. Marshall is the number 
two qualifier in the All Around, 
which consists of four events: 
vault, bars, beam, and floor. This 
is her third year qualifying for 
the Nationals. 

What can the University ex- 
pect of next year's team? "We 
have a great group of people com- 
ing back," said Coach Mitchell. 
He explained the team was one 
year ahead of where he expected 
it would be. The women com- 
peted against schools they didn't 
think they would. "( The season ) 
didn't look like it was going to 
pan out the way we would have 
liked," said the coach, but "Look- 
ing back at it, it was great! 

— by Katie Hutchinson 



breaks their 

record not 

once, but 


(L-R) Front: Tammy Marshal], Lisa-Beth Cronen, Emily 
Lueck, Kim Grady, Gina Demeo; Second: Erin Klier, 
Margaret Furtado, Stephanie Martino, Erica Baum, Angela 
Jent, Dari Tabachnick; Third: Denise Gravelle, Carrie 
Pierce, Melissa Schure, Heather Madden; Fourth: Abby 
May, Ann Klocek 





The men's gymnastics team was captivating this 
year with a 8-3 record. With the assistance of the 
freshman squad made up of Jay Donly, Stu Backer, 
Pete Beginheardt, Jeff McClane, Jay Lee, and Chris 
Erickson, the team won the New England meet. 
Erickson expressed hope for the to-be sophomores, 
saying the team should have an even stronger showing 
next year. 

Two of the veterans of the team, Calvin Booker, 
record holder for UMass all-around, and Jay Broad, 
both went to the Regional meet. Booker also went on 
to the NCAAs for vaulting. Sophomore Jay Santos, 
along with Booker, are hoping to lead the team to more 
victories next year. 

The team is looking forward to having incoming 
freshmen add to the strength of next year's team. 

— by Erik Stone 


Opposite: A member of the UMass 
Gymnastics team performs his routine 
on the rings. This year was a tough but 
rewarding time for the team. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

(L-R) Front: Cal Booker, Stuart 
Backer, Jay Santos, Jason Braud 
Second: Jason Donnelly, Jesse Jacobs, 
Adam Gould, Joe Haran, Steve 
Christensen Third: Jason Lee, Cheir 
Erickson, Jeff McLean, Glen Stubbs, 
Jason Fox , Bill Sayman, Chris Osborn 
Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

Jay Santos performs on the pommel 
horse as a judge looks on. Pnoto by 
Karen McKendry 








Ski teams 

enjoy top 

finishes in all 



this season 

Skiing has been a UMass 
men's varsity sport for 
the past 54 years and a 
women's varsity sport 
for the past 30 years, but it 
seems the majority of UMass 
students are probably unaware 
of its existence. 

Head Coach William 
MacConnell, in his 30th year, is 
only the second coach either 
team has ever had. A ski buff 
himself, he has only praise for 
his dedicated players. 

"They work hard all season, 
practicing all through their win- 

ter break. They don't get as 
much recognition as other 
UMass winter sports, because 
their competitions are usually 
at least 100 miles away, and 40 
percent of their tournaments 
are over break." 

What is interesting about the 
ski teams is that both the men 
and the women compete at the 
same events, which allows them 
to practice together. 

The teams practice all season 
at Berkshire East. They not 
only work out on the slopes, but 
off the trails too. In exchange 

One of the UMass skiers cuts out of 
his turn into the next one during one 
meet this year. Photo by Jeff Holland 

for their season passes, they 
must work cutting grass and 
brush from the edges of the 
trails. The teams borrow chain 
saws from the forestry depart- 
ment, where MacConnell is a 
forestry professor. 

Both teams race in the 
Osborne League of the Eastern 
Some of the teams they com- 
pete against are Amherst 
College, Trinity 
College, Brown University, Ply- 
mouth State (NH), Western 
New England College (WNEC), 
and the University of Connecti- 

Both the men's and women's 
ski teams enjoyed top finishes 
in all six of their tournaments 
this season. At each tourna- 
ment, there are about 10 men's 
and women's colleges compet- 
ing. UMass managed to be in 
the top five in all the tourna- 
ments they attended. 

The men's ski team is gradu- 
ating four seniors: Josh Cohen, 
Mike Hannigan, Mark 
Budruski, and Rob Umstead, 
whose loss, Coach MacConnell 
says, "is going to leave us scram- 
bling for replacements. These 
guys have skied among the top 
five all season." Umstead was 
also selected as the "Most Valu- 
able Player" on the men's team. 
The women are losing two top 
competitors: co-captains Jen 
Egan and Marci Blacker. In 
her freshman year, Blacker was 
named Most Valuable Player. 
Said MacConnell, "Both are tre- 
mendously strong skiers. They 
were always inside the top five 
or 10 spots. They've had an 
outstanding four years at 


— by Felice Cohen 


One member of the Women's ski team 
races down the slope. The team's 
practice at Berkshire East paid off this 
season. Photo by Jeff Holland 


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Despite the amount of injuries suf- 
fered by members of the team, the 
1991-92 women's swim team had an 
outstanding year. A rebuildingyear, 
the post-season record of 6-8 did not 
reflect the true potential of the squad. UMass 
started out strong but repeatedly faced rested 
teams, which left UMass with losses, not only 
physically but mentally. However, time and 
time again, the team members managed to pick 
themselves up and compete with the spirit that 
has been their trait for years. Coach Bob 
Newcomb said, "We were plagued by injuries on 
some very key personnel, but I still think we had 
a very productive year for those who stayed 
healthy for us." 

The team's Most Valuable Player was senior 
sprinter Theresa Jacobs. Theresa was a consis- 
tent provider not only of points but also of team 
morale. Team captains Kim Morin and Amy 
Bloomstein excelled in their job of keeping the 
team together as a unit during the year's tough 

Carolyn Curran had an outstanding season 

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<L-Rj First: Nancy Jane Deluca, Michelle Kersbergen, Trish Dowdall, Jennifer 
Sheehan, Jennifer Bucco, Amy Lewis; Second: Kim Broad, Maria Bavaro, Kari 
Edwardsen, Jennifer Jackson, Lori Sheehan, Michelle Munyon, Asst. Coach Ed 
Melanson; Third: Allison White, Deirdre May, Alexandra Meek, Jennifer Verhoog, 
Kate Riddell, Jennifer Saunders, Carolyn Curran, Barbara Banks, Teresa 
Konieczny Fourth: Asst. Coach Bill Rozen, Stephanie Tuttle, Laurie Schwarz, 
Amy Bloomstein 'Co-Capt. ), Kim Morin (Co-Capt. ), Nancy Wilkinson, Keira Cruz, 
Theresa Jacobs, Head Coach Bob Newcomb. Photo courtesy of Sports Information 





and was chosen as the Most 
Improved Swimmer, and Lori 
Sheehan received the Gertrude 
Ederly Award for dedication to 
the team. 

Some season highlights were 
UMass's defeat of its arch rival, 
UConn, and the accomplish- 
ment of the entire squad mak- 
ing the New England Champi- 
onship team for the first time 
ever. Members of the team who 
qualified for Eastern Swimming 
Championships were Kiri Bin- 
ning, Theresa Jacobs, Kari 
Edwardsen, Barbara Banks, 
Kim Broad, Jen Saunders, and 
Allison White. These athletes 
helped the team to a 16th place 
finish out of the 25 competing 

Diver Allison White played 
an important role in the New 
Englands by helping the team 
to a seventh place finish out of 
16 teams. Allison took second 
in the one-meter and first in the three-meter 
competition. Allison also received the Diver of 
the Meet award at the New Englands. Another 
outstanding team member is senior Kiri Bin- 
ning. Kiri broke three school records in the 200 
backstroke, 200 individual meeting ( IM) and 400 

However, says Coach Newcomb, a strong in- 
coming junior and senior class will provide the 
strength needed to have a winning team next 
year, adding "Our present incoming freshman 
class of eight to 10 swimmers will definitely 
make an impact on next year's team." 

The team will greatly miss seniors Kim Morin, 
Theresa Jacobs, Laurie Schwartz, Amy 
Bloomstein, Keira Cruz, Nancy Wilkinson, 
Stephanie Tuttle, and Kiri Binning. Others 
leaving will be Jen Bucco and Barbara Banks. 
— by Kiri Binning and Kari Edwardsen 


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The UMass men's swimming team is 
the 6 time winner of the New England 
Championships. Photo courtesy of Photo 

Above: A UMass swimmer performs 
the backstroke at a competition this 
season. The men's consistent 
performance overturned many 
competitors this year. Photo by Karen 


Swim Team 


a splash 



hen there's no room for improve- 
ment, continuing to be the best is 
all you can do. When it comes to 
the men's swim team, this is no 

For the sixth consecutive year, the men's var- 
sity swim team has won the New England Cham- 
pionships. Other schools competing at the meet 
were the University of Connecticut, Boston Col- 
lege, Holy Cross, and the University of Rhode 

UMass ended their dual meet record (12-2) 
this season and came in third in the Eastern 

Russ Yarworth, in his thirteenth year as head 
coach, said he would not have believed anyone in 
the beginning of the season if they said the team 
would go as far as they did. 

After graduating almost twenty seniors in the 
past two years, Yarworth had been content on 
this year being a rebuilding season. 

"We were a young team," said Yarworth. "But 
this year's seniors and juniors showed a lot of 
leadership to the freshmen and it helped tremen- 
dously. This [NewEnglandChampionships] was 
the closest meet ever. We only beat the Univer- 
sity of Connecticut by thirty points." 

The team was lead by three seniors: co-cap- 
tain Bill Chouinard, who has set three UMass 
Varsity records in the 100 Breast, 200 Breast 
and the 400 Medley Relay, co-captain Chris 
Sullivan, and Steve Myers. 

— by Felice Cohen 



a successrm season 

The University of Massachusetts base- 
ball team started the season with a 
number of question marks, but by the 
end of the year, the team had come 
through and was preparing to meet its ultimate 
challenge: the Championship of the Atlantic 10 

While UMass fell short, ending its season 
at the hands of West Virginia in the A-10 semi- 
final game, head coach Mike Stone believed his 
team's year was successful. 

"We filled five positions that were lost from 
last season," Stone said. "Our pitching staff 
came through and did pretty well." 

The team used players like freshman Greg 
LaRocca as shortstop and Bill Knight in right 
field to offset the loss of Glen DiSarcina and 
Brian Bright to the minor leagues. While the 
team started slow, losing six of its first eight 
games, they rebounded quickly up North and 
never looked back. 

"The Florida trip gave us confidence even 
though our record down there (2-6) didn't show 
it," Stone said. "Besides the 12-1 loss to Florida 
in our first game, we were competitive and we 
beat two tough teams, Central Florida, 2-1 and 
South Florida, 9-7." 

The early season schedule for the Minute- 
men was tough, as the team travelled to Phila- 
delphia to take on the Temple squad in A-10 
action. UMass took two out of four from the 
Owls, thanks in large part to left-handed pitcher 
Ron Villone, who hurled a two-hit shutout in the 
opening game, an 8-0 win. 

After losing the next two games of the 
series, UMass beat Temple in the series finale, 9- 
6, thanks to righty Jeff Toothaker's complete 
game. Toothaker, a junior from Lunenburg, 
finished up with a 7-0 record but wasn't consid- 
ered the ace of the staff. That distinction be- 
longed to Villone. 

Villone, a junior from Bergenfield, New 
•Jersey, exploded on the UMass baseball scene 
lastyear,winningtheA-10'sLeft-Handed Pitcher 
of the Year. All he did this year was finish 7-3 
with a 3.34 earned run average. His crucial wins 

against Rhode Island and St. Joseph's helped the 
Minutemen clinch a berth in the A-10 Tourna- 
ment for the third consecutive season. 

Villone's 90 mph fastball and his nasty 
slider have impressed scouts so much that it is a 
foregone conclusion that his Minuteman career 
is over. Stone expects him to be drafted in the 
first round in June's major league draft. 

"Ron has a great career ahead of him. He'll 
be picked in the top six for sure, and right now it 
looks like the Indians will take him with the 
second pick in the draft." 

As well as Villone and the rest of the staff 
pitched, the team still needed one win in its four- 
game series against arch-rival Rutgers in the 
last Atlantic 10 regular season series. The Min- 
utemen lost the first two games, 8-2 and 5-4, 
blowing a 4-1 lead with two out in the seventh 
inning of the second game. The Minutemen 
rebounded in the second day of action, winning 
the last two games of the series, 16-5 and 4-1, 
thanks to Toothaker and Scott Meaney's pitch- 
ing. The first win ended a 17-game winning 
streak that Rutgers had compiled. 

The Minutemen played out the string with 
a two-game split with Siena, a 9-0 win and a 5-3 
loss, and a 5-3 win at Northeastern. It was off to 
the A-10 Tournament in hopes of bringing home 
the A-10 title and an automatic bid to the NCAA 

Villone pitched shaky, losing the first game 
to George Washington, 9-5, and the team had to 
play 2 1 innings the next day. UMass eliminated 
Rutgers 9-8 in 12 innings in the quarterfinals, 
coming from behind four times before finally 




A ballplayer digs in and makes the sprint to first 
base. It was determined playing like this that marked 
this year's season. Photo courtesy of Photo Services 

"We never gave up and 
kept plugging away . 


— Coach Mike Shore 


UMass had to take on West Virginia the 
same night, and the team ran out of gas, losing 7- 
6. While the final goal wasn't realized, Stone 
said he wasn't disappointed in the least. 

"It tells you something about the competi- 
tion of the A- 10s when Rutgers is the first team 
eliminated," he said. "We're not ashamed. I 
thought we played well. We never gave up, and 
kept plugging away, just like we've been doing 
all year. 

"I think last year's team had more talent, 
but we had a better team this year, a more 
together unit." 

— by Michael Morrissey 

A Minuteman steps up to drive 
one out of the park during a game 
this year. Photo courtesy of Photo 

This sequence shows the power 
of the Minutemen's pitching talent. 
Photo courtesy of Photo Services 



mi h F-ING BALL!!! 


Coach John Calipari 
leads UMass basketball 

to the NCAA 

tournament for the first 

time since 1962 




owhere else on the 
University of Massa- 
chusetts campus will 
you find a more popu- 
lar man in the students' eyes. 
When basketball coach John 
Calipari enters the Cage, he is 
greeted by thousands of ador- 
ing fans, bowing to him in rec- 
ognition of his accomplishments 
over the last four years here. It 
must be noted as well that with 
grace and praise, Calipari is 
always quick to thank the fans 
for their support and dedica- 
tion. This could not be more 
evident than at the Cage in the early morning 
hours before the Temple tickets were given out. 
As students awaited the distribution of nearly 
2,500 tickets, Coach Cal kept the crowd orga- 
nized and calm, and showed his appreciation for 
the turnout by sending out for 150 pizzas. 

Coach Calipari has spent long, arduous 
hours in building up the basketball program at 
UMass, and it has paid off. In four years, he has 
managed a 77-49 record, two NIT appearances, 
an Atlantic 10 Championship, and the NCAA 
tournament. Before John Calipari, UMass had 
only one other NCAA Tournament showing — 
and that was in 1962! 

What is good for the University because 
of its basketball team is also good for the 
University's image in the public eye. Chancellor 
O'Brien considers Coach Calipari to be an impor- 
tant investment and believes that the success of 
the team, especially the 1991-92 season, will 
help increase enrollment because people like to 
be in a place with a nationally recognized basket- 
ball team. Over the years, Calipari has repeat- 
edly said the image and perception is what it's all 
about, and now the attention from the media, 
which was so desperately needed a couple of 
years ago, has been overwhelming. 

Coach Cal is most definitely a leader who 
inspires a dedicated following, appreciated both 
by his colleagues and fans. "I would be dead if 
Coach Calipari left UMass," said Chancellor 

— by Leitha Miner 

Mike Willams goes in for a pass during a game against 
West Virginia. Photo by Karen McKendry 


Coach John Calipari instructs his 
players during a game. Coach Calipai 
has been the most successful Coach in 
UMass' history. Photo by Solomon 




Most University of 
basketball fans 
were confident 
coming into the 1991-92 season 
that the Minutemen were 
headed for one of the program's 
best seasons ever. With all- 
time leading scorer Jim McCoy, 
point guard Anton Brown, ver- 
satile swingman Tony Barbee 
and dominant big man Harper 
Williams all returning to the 
starting line-up, the prospects 
for an NCAA Tournament berth 
looked positive. The re- 
instatement of high-flying for- 
ward William Herndon in Octo- 
ber — a National Letter of In- 
tent rule Herndon did not know 
about would have forced him to 
miss his senior year — was 
another indication UMass was 
in for a memorable season. 

But which of UMass' loyal 
fans were thinking the Minute- 
men would go 30-5 on the year, 
win both the regular season and 
post-season tournament Atlan- 
tic 10 Conference titles and end 
the season in the NCAA sweet 
16? Such a phenomenal year 

was a pipe dream for even the 
most diehard fan. 

The season began on national 
television, as Siena, the team 
victimized by Tony Barbee's 
"shot of the century" in the 
1991 NIT, visited the Cage for 
ESPN's "Midnight Madness." A 
national cable television audi- 
ence saw UMass demolish the 
Saints from opening tap to final 
buzzer before a capacity crowd. 
The lopsided result was a fore- 
teller of things to come; unlike 
previous seasons, where the 
Minutemen had lived and died 
at the buzzer, the 199 1-92 Coach 
Cal's Crew made a habit of blow- 
ing teams out of the water. 

Surprise number one: 
Great Alaska Shootout 

One of the nation's most pres- 
tigious holiday tournaments, 
the Shootout pitted the Min- 
utemen against what looked like 
a strong field. UMass tore 
through the draw like butter, 
romping over Santa Clara, Or- 
egon State and New Orleans to 
emerge from Fairbanks, AL 
with the silver plate given to 

the tournament champion. 

Surprise number two: Later, Sooners. 

The winter break saw what the local media 
called "the biggest win in UMass history." With 
a prime time audience watching on ESPN, the 
Minutemen stepped on the Springfield Civic 
Center floor and stepped all over then 14th- 
ranked Oklahoma, 86-73. The message: UMass 
was for real. 

The win put UMass in the Associated Press 
Top 25 for the first time ever. But West Virginia 
had a surprise of their own. The Mountaineers 
did what no other team did all season - beat the 
Minutemen in the Cage - and knocked them out 
of the Top 25 as quickly as they had climbed in. 
The loss also led UMass to play their least- 
inspired basketball of the season over the next 
two games. Boston University came back from 
two 20-point defecits to fall a 3-pointer short at 
the buzzer. Back at the Cage, a 17-point lead 
over George Washington evaporated in the same 
manner before UMass, led by Harper Williams' 
27 points, prevailed 88-80. 

Then disaster struck. Temple handed UMass 
their worst loss of the season, an 83-61 drubbing 
in Philadelphia. The Owls completely shut down 
UMass' inside game and forced them into a 
panicked offense which connected on only 33 
percent of its shots. Few would have guessed 
after this game that UMass would not lose again 
until the NCAA Sweet 16. Few thought UMass 
could get there after this one. 

Surprise number three: "The Streak" 
ends! The Temple Owls paid their yearly visit to 
the Cage with a 21-0 record over UMass. A 
boisterous crowd (many of whom waited over- 
night for tickets) spurred a superior defensive 
effort by the Minutemen, a 45-30 rebounding 
advantage, and some clutch shooting from McCoy 
and Brown into a 67-52 victory. 

Afterwards, the Minutemen departed for the 
Atlantic- 10 Tournament in Philadelphia, where 
success had traditionally been hard to come by. 
An NCAA berth was a given by this point, but 
where? Could UMass, in a season of firsts, win its 
first Conference title? The fun was just begin- 
ning. . . 

— by Greg Sukiennik 

Seated (L-Rj: Chris Robinson, Kennard Robinson, Harper Williams, Anton Brown, William Herndon, 
Tony Barbee, Louis Roe, Jim McCoy Standing (L-Rk Francois Firman, Mike Williams, Jerome Malloy, 
Scott Drapeau, Jeff Meyer, Ted Cottrell, Tommy Pace, Derek Kellogg Photo courtesy of Sports 


During an exhibition, the basketball 
team demonstrates their exceptional 
shooting ability. Photo courtesy of 
Photo Services 

Anton Brown goes up for a jumper 
against Fordham. Photo by Christopher 

The UMass fans playes a major role 
in helping the basketball team rise to 
the NCAA playoffs. PhotobyJeffEgan 







■ . 


Opposite: Seniors William Herndon, Anton Brown, and 
Jim McCoy proudly display their trophy after winning the 
1991 Abdows Hall of Fame classic in Springfield. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Information 

Senior Jim McCoy and Mike Williams are all smiles after 
winningthe Atlantic lOConference. The Minutemen defeated 
West Virginia in the Cage for the championship. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Information 

How <uvee£ \t is 

A 25-4 regular sea- 
son record and a 13- 
3, regular season 
champion Atlantic- 

10 Conference effort were al- 
ready firsts for the University 
of Massachusetts men's basket- 
ball team. National attention 
was beingpaid, as UMass again 
cracked the AP Top 25. When it 
was all over, everyone knew who 
Jim McCoy, William Herndon, 
Harper Williams, coach John 
Calipari and, unfortunately, 
Lenny Wirtz were. Especially 
the latter. 

1992 would be different. The 
semifinal pitted UM against 
regional arch-rival Rhode Is- 
land. A 15-0 UMass run put 
Rhodyaway, however, sealing 
victory of what had been a nip- 
and-tuck game from the start, 
78-67. Meanwhile, as the game 
ended, fans were already lining 
up outside the Cage fo the A- 10 
Championship game against 
West Virginia 

In front of a national TV au- 
dience and what may have been 
the loudest, craziest Cage audi- 
ence ever to witness a basket- 
ball game, the Minutemen de- 
stroyed West Virginia in the 
first half. UMass had clinched 
its first NCAA berth since 1962. 
But where would the Minute- 
men be seeded? Where would 
they play? 

Sure enough it was an- 
nounced: "The number three 
seed in the east, Massachusetts, 
will face number 14 Fordham 
at the Centrum in Worcester. 
UMass fans were ecstatic. 

Fordham was the team's first 
opponent. The Rams weighed 
in at an unimpressive 14-14, 
and it showed as UMass had 
their way with them in a 85-58 

The same night, sixth-seeded 
Syracuse, the Big East's tour- 
nament champion, defeated Ivy 
League titleist Princeton. So, 

the question, "Does UMass, the 
A- 10 champ, really deserve a 
better seed than Syracuse?" 
stood ready to be answered on 
Sunday afternoon. 
For those readers who spent 

the Minutemen. Coach Cal did 
his best UMass cheerleader im- 
personation, urging the fans at 
the Centrum to stand up and 
yell for the Minutemen. They 
did, and UMass opened up a 56- 

March 29 under a rock and 
didn't hear the roar that echoed 
from Sylvan to Southwest when 
Harper Williams' desperation 
three-pointer swished through 
the net with :30 left in over- 
time, here's the story. 

As the second half started, it 
semed that Syracuse could af- 
ford to play cat and mouse with 

50 lead. 

But good teams like Syracuse 
don't stay down and the game 
was forced into overtime. 6-for- 
6 foul shooting by McCoy in 
overtime helped give UMass a 
72-68 lead late in the extra ses- 
sion. A three-point-play by 
Johnson cut the lead to one. 

With time running out on the 


shot clock and Syracuse about 
to regain posession with a 
chance to win, Williams yelled 
to Herdon to "give me the ball." 
Herndon, unaware the shot 
clock was winding down, passed 
to Williams, who fired from the 
top of the key and sent UMass 
to Philadelphia for the Sweet 

It seemed as if UMass' 
Cinderella luck would never run 
out against Kentucky - until 
the end of the game. UMass 
shot pathetically, while Ken- 
tucky worked the inside game 
to perfection. 

LIMass came out in the sec- 
ond half with all the momen- 
tum a 68-foot shot could pro- 
vide a team, and by the 5:48 
mark had cut the lead to 2, 70- 
68. Another miracle looked pos- 
sible, if not likely. 

Enter Lenny Wertz. Both 
Calipari and Kentucky coach 
Rick Pitino had been jumping 
in and out of the coach's boxes 
all night long. They're emo- 
tional coaches; that's their style. 
But Wertz, who had made no 
call on the infraction previously 
during the game, saw Calipari 
leaping out of the box and 
whistled him with a technical 
foul. - by the rulebook, the 
proper call to make. Kentucky 
made both free-throws and 
scored on the next possesion, 
making a 2-point game a 6-point 
game, 74-68, and taking the 
wind out of UMass' sails. 
Kentucky advanced to the fi- 
nal 8 with an 88-77 win; UMass 
could imagine what could have 
been and be satisfied with a 
season far beyond the expecta- 
tions ol anyone. 

There was no sadness on cam- 
pus, however. The team was 
afforded a heroes welcome upon 
arrival in Amherst, and basked 
in the glory of the school's best 
basketball season ever. 

- by Greg Sukiennik 


on the 



starts to 

make a 



Entering the 1991-92 
season, new head 
coach Joanie O'Brien 
knew her task would 
be difficult. O'Brien, who came 
to UMass from an assistant 
coach's job at basketball power- 
house Auburn University, was 
inheriting a team that finished 
the 90-91 season with a dismal 
0-27 record. 

Seated (L-R): Coach Joanie O'Brien, Trish Riley, Jenny 
Moran, Kim Kristofik, Gloria Nevarez, Asst. Coach Jill 
Rooney; Standing'L-Rj Shawna Pemberton, Francie Hansen, 
Maleeka Valentine, Cass Anderson, Cherie Muza, Trish 
Hessel, Laurie Dondarski, Asst. Coach Jack Leaman. Photo 
courtesy of Sports Information 

But O'Brien brought some- 
thing the team hadn't had in 
some time — an enthusiastic 
coach with a positive attitude. 
The Minutewomen won their 
first game of the season, and 
continued the rebuilding pro- 
cess from there. Although the 
final record was 4-24, ten games 
were decided by ten points or 
less. In those ten games — and 
many more — 
the team was 
in the game at 
the half, only 
to run out of 
horses down 
the stretch. 

"In a lot of 
ways, I think 
the season 
was success- 
ful," O'Brien 
said, "in the 
fact that we 
were in almost 
every game we 
played, and 
off-hand I can 
think of three 
or four games 
we should 
have won. You 
look at a situation like that 
where we were in a position to 
win, and I think that's the first 
step we need to take. Hopefully 
next year, in the same situa- 
tion, we'll win those games." 

Seniors Jenny Moran and 
Trish Riley were both impor- 
tant contributors to the team. 
Moran, a forward, who was one 
of only two players to start all 

28 games, led the team in three- 
pointers and was second on the 
team in points, rebounds, blocks 
and steals. 

"I think Jen finally came into 
her own as a shooter. She could 
excel a little bit more because of 
the system we run." 

Riley returned from a back 
injury suffered early in her 
UMass playing days, playing in 
23 games and starting 14 of 
them. She was the team's spark- 
plug running the point, leading 
in assists and steals. 

"Trish's enthusiasm was con- 
tagious. When she was on the 
floor doing the things she was 
capable of doing, you could see 
the rest of the team pick up the 
pace. That's something we're 
going to miss." 

UMass will have leading 
Kim Kristofik back for one more 
season. The center started all 
28 games, and also led the team 
in minutes played and field goal 
percentage. Her season highs 
of 24 points and 14 rebounds 
led the team to a win over North- 

Maleeka Valentine, Laurie 
Dondarski and Cassie Ander- 
son all showed promise during 
O'Brien's inaugural season, and 
others were good role players. 
Add in an impressive recruit- 
ing class, and the 1992-93 
Minutewomen will continue to 
climb back into people's minds 
as a tough opponent, home and 

— by Kevin Herlihy 


Maleeka Valentine stretches for a rebound against St. 
Joseph's. This type of aggressive play made the women a 
strong team. Photo by Karen McKendry 



Tammy Marshall 

University of Massachusetts gymnastics 
phenom Tammy Marshall ended her stellar 
season on April 24 at the St. Paul Civic Center in 
Minnesota in front of a crowd of 15,000 by giving 
the performance of her life, as she scored a 9.812 
to clinch the national championship in the vault 

The junior from Hicksville, New York also 
earned All-American honors in the floor exercise 
as she placed seventh with a score of 9.725. The 
top eight finishers in each event earn All-Ameri- 
can status. 

"This was such a great performance by 
Tammy considering that she was competing 
against 85 of the best gymnasts in the country," 
said UMass coach Alfie Mitchell. "She had some 
problems on the uneven bars [9. 1] to start off, but 
then recovered and hit a great beam [9.65]. Of 
course, her next event, the vault, was just spec- 

Marshall's first trial was good, but her sec- 
ond — an impressive 9.85 — was what vaulted 
her into the finals. 

"In the finals, she had to do two different 
types of vaults or else she would have lost a point 
[because of NCAA rules], " Mitchell said. "She 
had never had a problem hitting both in practice 
so it was just a matter of concentrating and 
knowing what she had to do to win." 

"She absolutely nailed both of them to clinch 
the title," he said. 

Marshall qualified for the NCAA floor exer- 
cise championship with a 9.9 at the regionals. 
Her other career and school bests include a 39.0 
all-around and a 9.75 on the beam and a 9.8 on 
the vault, both also at regionals. 

Marshall was named to the Atlantic 10 all- 
conference team this season in the vault (9.62 
avg.), beam (9.37 avg.), floor (9.54 avg.), and all- 
around. It was the second time in her career she 
has been named the A-10 all-around champion. 

Marshall's all-around score of 38.475 in Min- 
nesota placed her 14th at the meet overall. Last 
year, she placed 16th all-around at Nationals 
with a 38. 15, which qualified her for last summer's 
World University Games. Unfortunately, the 
games are only held every two years so Marshall's 
season ended with her impressive vault perfor- 

"It's too bad Tammy's season has to end, but 

I think she deserves to take a little time off," 
Mitchell said. "We're all going to savor this one 
for a while." 

Things didn't always come up roses for 
Marshall during her illustrious career, however. 
As a sopho- 
more at 
High, she suf- 
fered a serious 
knee injury 
which required 
surgery at the 
end of the sea- 
son. Somehow 
she managed 
to return to 
practicing just 
four months 

Still, as 
late as her se- 
nior year, 
Marshall had 
doubts (as did 
many others) 
that she could 
perform again 
at the level she 
was at before 
her injury. 

"I had 
offers from a 
number of 
schools, but 
UMass was 
the only place 
that had total 
faith in my 
abilities and 
that I could 
come back 
from my in- 
jury," she said. 
"Alfie had 
complete con- 
fidence in me, 
so I decided to 


Tammy Marshall has proven to 
be a great asset to the UMass 
women's gymnastics team. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 

go here." 

Mitchell agreed that a big part of Marshall's 
problem was that a lot of people lost confidence 
in her. 

"Her injury sort of took her out of the lime- 
light," Mitchell said. "We looked 
at her medical information and 
talked to her doctors, and de- 
cided if the information matched 
the girl, then she'll be fine." 

"She is my first recruited 
athlete and the only member of 
the team with a full scholar- 
ship," he said. "She is invalu- 
able to this program." 

As a result of the new-found 
confidence, Marshall was able 
to bring part of her old routine 
back from her early high school 

"Alfie got me to do a lot of 
old tricks when I got here," she 
said. "He helped me to prove a 
lot to those who doubted me." 

There are still those who 
think that she has reached the 
pinnacle of her success and 
doubt whether she can improve 
upon what she has accom- 
plished thus far. However, 
Mitchell believes that she can. 

"Everyone wonders 

whether there is anything left 
for her to accomplish in her se- 
nior year, and I think the an- 
swer to that is 'y es »' " he said. 
"She will get better every time 
that she performs. Other 
coaches are in awe that she 
could get any better, but she 

— by JeffHojlo 

Senior Tammy Marshall 
demonstrates the grace that 
impressed her coaches and 
competitors. Tammy suprised 
many this semester with her 
outstanding performances. Photo 
by Karen McKendry 


Sophomore firstbaseman Rachel 
Lawson spots her ball at the plate. 
The combined efforts of Rachel and 
the rest of the team led to an A- 10 
victory. Photo by Karen McKendry 

Senior shortstop Barbara Mareau 
rounds the bases at a game against 
Providence. Photo by Karen 




and mote! 


urmg the 1992 season, the 39-16 
iMinutewomen went undefeated in 
both the Atlantic 10 regular season 
( 10-0 ) and the league playoffs for the second year 
in a row and won their fourth consecutive A-10 
title, were awarded a bid to the NCAA regional 
tournament for the third time in four years, and 
did something no other team from the Northeast 
Region has ever done — found success in the 
Softball World Series after winning the regional 

Head Coach Elaine Sortino's troops traveled 
to Oklahoma City during finals week and went 2- 
2 playing the country's best teams, finishing in a 
tie for third. 

"This team has given the University some- 
thing to be proud of that the University will 
never even understand," Sortino said, "because 
to come from the Northeast, and even make it to 
the World Series, is a phenomenal accomplish- 

"I think this season the kids were under a 
tremendous amount of pressure," she said. "It's 
like we're expected to win the A-10 title. People 
expect us to win, and that's tough on the kids." 

After compiling a 2-7 record against Top- 10 
teams in the traditional west coast trip to start 
the season, the team dominated the vast major- 
ity of the eastern competition to the tune of a 32- 
6 record. Regional rival UConn won four of the 
five games the teams played against each other 
before UMass shut them out twice in the 

So after the limited success against UConn 
and a mid-season loss to national powerhouse 
Florida State, did Sortino think her team would 
end up in Oklahoma? 

"No," she said, "but I hoped it. We were very 




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much on a roller coaster this year, and I say this not because 
of what we didn't win. We didn't lose to a team we shouldn't 

At one point of a twelve-game winning streak, the pitch- 
ing trio of senior Holly Aprile, junior Darlene Claffey, and 
freshman Kelly Daut shutout seven teams in a row. 

The team garnered more than its share of post-season 
awards. Aprile was named to the NCAA All-Tournament 
Team and named A-10 Pitcher of the Year, while fellow senior 
Barbara Marean, a shortstop, was named A-10 Player of the 
Year. Those two players, along with senior outfielder Peggy 
Bush and sophomore first baseman Rachel Lawson, were all 
voted to the A-10 All-Conference Team. 

Aprile, Marean, and catcher Sherri Kuchinskas were 
named as third team Ail-Americans. 

Aprile and Claffey were both named to the A-10 Aca- 
demic All-Conference Team. 

Senior Jen Devlin, who battled with injuries throughout 
her career, was named to the A-10 All-Tournament team, a 
feat that Sortino said "probably pleased me more than any- 
thing else this season." Devlin batted .333 with 15 RBIs and 
a .456 slugging percentage. 

"Peggy Bush is quiet and tends not to be noticed," Sortino 
said, "but I can guarantee that next year her presence in the 
outfield will be sorely missed." Bush batted .311 in the A-10 
this year with 20 RBIs. 

Also graduating this season is four-year team manager 
Ellen Sullivan, who Sortino described as "the team's neutral- 
izer. The non-athletic, non-competitive things she brought to 
us were wonderful." 

So went the 1992 softball season. By reaching and suc- 
ceeding in the NCAA Tournament, the team accomplished 
what no other UMass softball team has ever done. In regard to 

Thirdbaseman Laurie 
Dondardski prepares for the next 
batter. This year's team set a new 
standard for the future. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

Senior pitcher/centerfielder Holly 
Aprile take a swing against 
Providence. Photo by Karen 

the A-10 aspect of it, things weren't too out of the ordinary for 
coach Sortino and her team, who may be facing a type of rebuild- 
ing year next season. Future teams now have a new goal to shoot 
for, and with Sortino's continued coaching, no goal is out of reach. 
But the 1992 season was historic and will be remembered for 
years to come. _ hy Kemn HerUhy 




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Front (L-R): Cate Dean, Lee Ann Ambrose, Leanne Swartz, Kerry Aker, Kim Liljeblad, 
Maureen Forsyth. Second (L-R): Tricia Mathiesen, Maureen Meldrim, Becky Johnson, 
Lennice Johnson, Andrea Griffin, Tracy Delutis. Third ( L-R): Julie Moreau, Kori Wyshak, 
Michelle Mazzuchi, Simone Marisseau, Tracie Marrow, Janey Meeks, Kelly Liljeblad. 
Fourth (L-R): Bonnie Yuen (Assistant Coach), Julie LaFreniere (Head Coach), Jim Giroux 
(Assistant Coach). Photo courtesy of Sports Information 

The University of Massachusetts women's 
track team had a record-setting season, 
with six indoor and two outdoor records set and 
a third place finish overall at the New England 
Championships outdoor division. 

"This is very, very good for us," said coach 
Julie LaFreniere. "Just for students to qualify 
for these events is pretty tough, and if you score, 
it's pretty incredible." 

Senior LeeAnn Ambrose, one of the team's 
captains, wrapped up her school career with the 
title of NE Champion in the 800-meter outdoor, 
and at the Eastern Collegiate 
Athletic Conference set a school 
record for the 500-meter indoor 
by winning with a time of 
1:12.95. Also at the ECAC 
Ambrose placed fifth in the 800- 
meter outdoor, and finished the 
season as the team's leading 
scorer, with a total of 1 14 points. 
Freshman Janey Meeks 
was the team's second highest 
scoring member, with a total of 
106.5 points. Meeks set the 
school record for the triple jump, 
both indoor (38' 4 3/4") and out- 
door (39' 1 3/4"). 

Diane Ozzolek, a senior and 
captain of the team, set the out- 
door record for the hammer, 
with a throw of 155' 6" and the 
indoor record for the 20-pound 
weight, with a throw of 47' 3 3/ 

Junior Becky Johnson 
placed second in the 1000-meter 
indoor at the ECAC, and set the 
school record for the event with a time of 2:5 1 .47. 
She also anchored the record setting 4 x 800- 
meter indoor relay event. The time was 9:15.45 
and it was run by team members Kerry Acker 
('95), Mo Meldrim ('93) and Kim Liljebald C94). 
Kim's twin sister Kelly Liljebald set the 
school record in the 3000-meter indoor with a 
time of 9:50.25. The team finished the season 
with a win/loss record of 20 and 5, and placed 
sixth overall at the New England Champion 
ships and eighth at the ECAC. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 



with a 

A Minutewoman sprints toward 
a victory. This year has shattered 
records in many events. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 






Front (L-R): Lyonel Benjamin, Kevin Walters (Co-Capt.), Jeff White 
(Co-Capt.), Steve Brown (Co-Capt.), Rick Copley, Mike Davis, Scott 
Sykes. Second Row (L-R): Joe Kourafas, Luke Simpson, Don Baptiste, 
Tom Amico, Jim Sullivan, Rob Pedowitz, Tom Hooper. Third Row (L-R): 
Jack Toney, Ben Nichols, Pat Lockett, Chris Perry, Scott Granowitz, 
David Miller, Pat Reed, Bonnie Yuen (Assistant Coach ). Fourth Row ( L- 
R I: Dave Blakeslee, Chris Szczuka, Jim Avery, Paul Doyle, Andy Yahner, 
Brian Deeley, Craig Cormier, Jim Giroux (Assistant Coach). Fifth Row 
'L-Ri: John Adamson, Kristian DiMatteo, Jeff Peterson, Art Piccolo, 
Nelson Simao, Asatar Bair, Ken O'Brien (Head Coach). Photo courtesy 
of Sports Information 


A Minuteman stands ready at 
the starting line. Photo by Karen 


The University of Massachusetts men's 
track team "featured outstanding depth and 
balance" this season, according to coach Ken 

With 32 letter winners, the team finished 
the season with a win/loss record of 13 and 
3, combined indoor and outdoor. At the 
Eastern Conference, the team finished third 
overall in both the indoor and outdoor divi- 
sions. At the New England Championship 
the men placed eighth overall indoor and 
tenth overall outdoor. 

O'Brien credits the success of his team to 
"outstanding enthusiasm, and the contribu- 
tions and leadership from six seniors": Pat 
Ryan in the distance events, Jeff Peterson in 
the throwing events, Jeff White in the 
hurdles, Kevin Walters in the sprinting 
events and Pat Lockett, and Steve Brown in 
the middle distances. 

He said each of these men led the way in 
the five major events, and that "the team's 
strength was that we had no weaknesses." 
Because the team was so large there were 
many members competing in each event 
(depth), and there was good scoring poten- 
tial in all events (balance). 

— by Jennifer Fleming 

A member of the men's track team 
takes to the air. The team's depth 
kept them stong in every event. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


was the 





A UMass Gorilla makes a monkey 
out of his opponent. It was a tough 
year, but the Gorillas did well. 
Photo by Matt Kahn 

A Minuteman stops to take some 
quick advice from the coach. Photo 
by Matt Kahn 

Two Gorillas battle for the ball 
with an opponent from Providence. 
Photo by Matt Kahn 




Ordinarily, 9-3 isn't a "bad season." But when you're the 
University of Massachusetts lacrosse team, anything less than 
an NCAA Tournament bid isn't nearly as satisfying. 

That doesn't mean that 1992 wasn't a good year for UMass 
lacrosse; indeed, the Gorillas enjoyed considerable success. They 
won seven games in a row; posted four come-from-behind wins 
and were ranked in the Top 20 all season long. Their three losses 
all came at the hands of NCAA qualifying teams — Loyola, Brown 
and then-number one Syracuse. 

But when UMass ran into an underdog with nothing to lose, 
such as St. Johns, Harvard, and Providence; the results were 
scary. UMass took all three games, but not the way one would 
expect. St. John's and Providence both held leads in the fourth 
quarter before the Gorillas pulled out wins. Harvard was ahead 
by two with four minutes left before UMass forced overtime. 

While Millon, Bill Edell, Mike Cain, and John Schlipf led the 

The 1992 UMass Gorillas. Photo courtesy of Photo services 

way on offense, the Gorillas' greatest strength was its defense. 
The UMass defensive unit, playing without redshirted All-Ameri- 
can defender Rick Mullins, showed its experience in every game 
but two (Brown and Syracuse). Whenever the Gorillas found 
themselves in must-stop situations, the defense came through. 
Mario Lopez, Kenny Randazzo, and Brad Fitts all made crucial 
plays late in close games. 

The goal was another story. UMass began the season with 
four capable goalies, with Rip Correnti being the first starter 
against Loyola. But when Correnti was lost for the season with a 
collapsed lung suffered in practice, freshman Tom LoPresti came 
to the forefront and delivered. LoPresti suffered occasional lags, 
as freshmen sometimes do, but when the game was on the line, he 
proved invaluable. If the Gorillas were a fourth-quarter team, 

then LoPresti was certainly a fourth-quarter 
goalie for his exceptional late-game play, par- 
ticularly against Rutgers, St Johns, and Harvard. 
When LoPresti wasn't on, senior Ray Suris 
was. Suris, who broke an arm earlier in the year, 
shined on appearances against Brown, Dela- 
ware, Rutgers, and Syracuse. 

Hofstra was the next guest on the Hill, but 
the Gorillas proved to be very rude hosts. A 
patient attack picked the Dutchmen apart, re- 
sulting in an easy 17-4 victory. 

The Gorillas could not carry the momentum, 
however, as Brown rattled off 1 1 consecutive first 
half goals en route to a 22-13 shellacking. 

It didn't get any easier back home, as Provi- 
dence came in with nothing to lose and nearly 
escaped with an upset. The Go- 
rillas proved their late-game 
mettle once more, however, and 
evaded an upset with an 11-8 

Then came the turning 
point of the season. 

Upper Boyden Field was 
re-dedicated Richard Garber 
Field at halftime of the Yale 
game. Garber, the father of 
current coach Ted Garber, 
coached the Gorillas for 36 
years and won over 300 games. 
A loss on this day would not do, 
both for Garber Sr. and the 
Gorillas' playoff hopes. 

UMass responded with an 
emotional 8-7 winovertheBuUdogs. 
The Gorillas did not lose again until 
the final day of the season. 

After wins over New 
Hampshire and Delaware, the Gorillas survived 
a serious scare from Harvard and came back 
twice on the road to beat Rutgers in overtime. 
Heroes abounded against the Scarlet Knights, as 
Mike Cain won it with an overtime crank. LoPresti 
had his strongest game of the year. Millon tied 
the game with under a minute to go to force 
overtime. It looked like the Gorillas were certain 
NCAA qualifiers. 

A devastating loss to Syracuse ( 25-13 ) wasn't 
supposed to be the end of the season. The NCAA 
selection committee thought otherwise, selecting 
Duke (7-6) instead of UMass. 

— by Greg Sukiennik 



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How dominant can one goalkeeper be? 

How about a 0.47 goals-against average, 14 wins and 12 

That's how Brianna Scurry's season shaped up in 1991 
when she helped the Minutewomen to acheive a 14-5 record 
and a return to the NCAA Tournament. Her play in goal was 
a large factor in the success of the Minutewomen, and earned 
her national respect as a goalkeeper. 

Scurry, a sophomore from Minneapolis, MN, rose to the 
forefront after appearing in 10 games in 1990, including 
eight starts. Scurry saved 57 shots and allowed only seven 
goals and posted three shutouts in 1990. In 1991, with fellow 
goalie Skye Edie injured, Scurry assumed the starting role 
in goal and rose to the occasion. 

On a team that did not make a habit of scoring goals often 
— UMass won several 1-0 contests — Scurry's athletic skills 
in goal became important. "I did some lifting over the 
summer," Scurry explained, "which helped me become 
stronger and increased my leaping ability." Many of Scurry's 
bigger saves were of the airborne variety, as she would leap 
to beat attackers to crossing passes or corner kicks. 

"I hope to make the national team, either in my senior year 
or after I graduate," she said. "Then I'll hang it up and 
pursue my law degree." Scurry, a political science major, 
hopes to play in the 1995 Women's World Cup for the U.S., 
whose team won the first-ever in 1991. When that is over, 
she hopes to someday have her own law practice. 

Jerome Bledsoe 

When Jerome Bledsoe thinks about 1991, he does not 
focus on his own personal achievements. 1991 was not the 
best of years for the Minutemen, and even though Bledsoe 
finished the season as one of the top rushers in I-AA 
football and ended a close second to Garry Pearson in all- 
time UMass rushing yards, it was not as sweet consider- 
ing UMass' tough 1991 season. 

"It would have been better if we had won more games," 
he said. This, from a running back who gained 2,108 all- 
purpose yards in four years as a punt returner and 
running back. 

The economics major from Burlington Township, NJ 
spent most of the season on the Yankee Conference Honor 
Roll for his rushing skills in the professional level. "They 
say I have a good shot," he said. Bledsoe ran track during 
the winter and spring seasons to keep in shape in case an 
NFL American football contract comes along in 1993. 

Bledsoe has other plans besides football, however. He 
hopes to earn his Ph.D in economics and become a profes- 
sor in the area of urban economic development. 



Anton Brown 

A good point guard, by definition, should be a jack of all 
trades on the basketball court. Playmaker, floor coach, 
scorer, defender, stabilizing influence — all are roles the 
point must play, and the better he or she is the better the 
team will play. Anton Brown has become this sort of point 
guard. His improvement as a playmaker has mirrored the 
Minutemen's turnaround from an Atlantic- 10 also-ran to 
an NCAA Tournament calibre team. 

When Brown arrived at UMass from Columbia, SC in 
1988. Brown and freshman teammate Jim McCoy found 
themselves carrying the scoring load for a team which 
finished the season 10-17. Brown joined McCoy on the A-10 
All-Freshman team for his efforts. 

Brown says he was "less of a point guard and more of a 
scoring guard" in his first year. The influx of talent resulting 
from coach John Calipari's recruiting meant Brown had to 
change his game to fit the team's new make-up. Brown 
credits assistant coach James "Bruiser" Flint with helping 
him make the transition. 

Brown might have been the fifth UMass starter to have 
scored over 1,000 career points in 1991-92 if injuries hadn't 
claimed most of his sophomore season and much of his 
junior campaign. UMass has prospered from his jump shot, 
ball-handling skills and trademark "alley-oop" passes to 
teammate William Herndon. 

"If everyone on this team worked as hard as Anton," Flint 
said at midseason, "we'd be undefeated." 


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Philippa Scott 

Of the athletic programs on campus at the University 
of Massachusetts, few have had the consistent success of 
the field hockey team. The Minutewomen have a string 
of NCAA tournament appearances dating back well into 
the 1980s, and have been ranked as highly as second, as 
they were in 1991. 

A big part of that recent success has been the play of 
Philippa Scott. Scott, the Minutewomen's goalkeeper for 
the past three years, is one of the primary reasons for the 
team's continued excellence. 

"Scotty," as her teammates call her, has compiled an 
impressive display of statistics in her three-year career. 
The junior from Gorsham, England has let up on 50 goals 
in three years. Her recent save percentages speak for 
themselves --.902 in 1991, .929 in 1990. Ofherl4wins 
in 1991, 11 were shut-outs. 

How impressive was her 1991 performance? She was 
named Northeast Region All-American, Atlantic 10 con- 
ference first team all-conference and first team academic 

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If you bought a Reese's 
Peanut Butter Cup in a 
dormitory during the last 
year, chances are it was 
from a UMass fencing team 
member. Athletic RSOs have 
deeply felt the budget crunch; 
often they are lucky when the 
University allows them to re- 
main, let alone fund them. 
While the fencing team is the 
oldest sport club on campus, 
with records dating back to 
1935, it is re-emerging after 
some rather quiet years. Fund 
raising and recruiting are the 
keys to its newfound growth. 

While many students have ro- 
mantic visions about fencing 
from popular movies, a much 
smaller percentage realizes that 
UMass has a team. The nation- 
ally ranked teams are usually 
the ivy league schools. Now, 
UMass is beginning to build a 
reputation beyond the New 
England collegiate area. The 
team is made up of members 
from the fencing club who par- 
ticipate in competitions on a 
regular basis. Any person in- 
terested in fencing and learn- 
ing to fence is encouraged to 
join the club. It is also the team 
members who teach the fencing 
classes for the physical educa- 
tion program. The classes are 
so popular that even with the 
two new sections added this 
year, they are frequently over- 

subscribed. A large portion of 
the club and team members 
have come from the classes. "I 
had never fenced before coming 
to UMass. Now I compete in 
important competitions," said 
senior and captain of the 
women's foil team, Liz Twarog. 
The team was headed for the 
second year by coach Paul Filios, 
a local resident and nationally 
ranked fencer. "The success of 
the team against other schools 
was important, but more so was 
increased participation that fos- 
tered the team's growth." With 
the contacts to build on from 
last year, he scheduled a busy 
season for the two semesters 
before the fall semester began. 
This was quite a change from 
the last minute notice that for 
so long had plagued the mem- 

Also new this year was an 
assistant coach, Jim Carter, a 
graduate student at UMass who 
also fenced here as an under- 
graduate. He was in charge of 
conditioning to get the mem- 
bers into shape for the long days 
of competition. From his mouth 
frequently came the team's 
motto and goal, "Practice makes 
permanent. Perfect practice 
makes perfect." 

Fund raising came from dues, 
selling candy, showing movies 
on campus, and alumni sup- 
port. In order to strengthen the 

ties with the club's past, senior 
Ed Roaf , chair of the fundraising 
committee, and junior Kelly 
Rudick, secretary, researched 
the history of the club and pro- 
duced a quarterly newsletter. 
This newsletter was mailed to 
all alumni, parents, and friends 
of the club. "We have to get 
everyone involved, including the 
alumni. That is the only way to 
make big improvements," said 

The club also sponsored its 
first alumni event during 
alumni weekend. Events in- 
cluded a foil competition, cro- 
quet, volleyball, and a barbeque. 

The club is located in Totman 
Gym on the first floor near the 
Body Shop. Its most noticeable 
addition is a new mural on the 
wall next to the equipment 
room. The picture, which spans 
the wall, has a silhouette of two 
fencers against the word 
"UMass." The mural was con- 
ceived and drawn by Jim Carter. 

Overall, it was a very success- 
ful year. Both membership and 
funds grew, despite budget cuts. 
Expansion is the key word for 
the club's future: more mem- 
bers, money, equipment, and 
better facilities. President 
Craig Andrew is very optimis- 
tic about the future: "We have 
a strong club and will become 
stronger in the future." 

— by Wendy Eichenbaum 

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Central Florida 


Central Florida 


South Florida 

South Florida 































George Washington 


West Virginia 

Women's Gymnastics(9-7) 




Rhode Island 

Ball State 


Rhode Island 







Penn State 

New Hampshire 

West Virginia 

A- 10 Champs 

Northeast Reinonals 






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Boston College 1 8- 

Lowell 81 + 


Dartmouth Invit, 6 of 7 

Women's Basketball(4 24) 

New Hampshire 
Rhode Island 
Atlantic lOChur 
New Englands 


121 + 




1 of 8 

6 of 33 

20 of 30 

Men's Indoor Track(8-1) 


Worcester Tech 
New Hampshire 
Holy Cross 
Dartmouth . 
New Englands 

Men's Swimmingf 12-2) 

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South Connecticut 






Rhode Island 



New Hampshire 
NE. Champs 
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Holy Cross 


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UNC Greensboro 


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Florida State 

South Florida 

Central Ct. 

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Men's Soccerd 1-5-4) 


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Siena 0+ 

New Hampshire 1 + 


Hartford 3- 






Holy Cross 0+ 

St. Joseph's 1 - 

Connecticut 1 





Providence 0+ 

Rutgers 2- 

Men's Basketball(30-5) 




SIENA 59+ 


Santa Clara 64+ 

Oregon State 65+ 

New Orleans 56+ 

Kentucky 90- 



Holy Cross 73+ 

George Washington 77- 





Boston University 82+ 


Rhode Island 59+ : 

St. Joseph's 66+ 


Temple 83- 


St. Bonaventure 58+ 


TEMPLE i 52+ 

Rutgers 67+ 


West Virginia 69+ 

Duquesne 61 + 


Rutgers 94+ 

Rhode Island 67+ 

] West Virginia 91+ 

Fordham 58+ 

Syracuse 71+ 

Kentucky 87- 






The news rocked the nation. 

On November 7, one of the biggest 
names in basketball history, Earvin "Magic" 
Johnson, called a nationally televised press 
conference where he announced that he 
would be retiring from basketball because 
he had tested positively for the HIV virus — 
the virus that, so far, inevitably leads to 

Magic's admission hit hard. People 
thought, if this could happen to Magic, it can 
happen to we. Condom manufacturer Carter- 
Wallace's stock rose three percent on Wall 
Street the day after the press conference. 
HIV test requests increased sixty percent in 
the New York metropolitan area. The fed- 
eral Centers for Disease Control toll-free 
AIDS hotline averaged 25,000 calls a day 
about the disease a month later — compared 
to an average of 3,000 from the day before 
Johnson's press conference. 

On AZT, Johnson planned to partici- 
pate in the 1992 Olympics, appeared at 
AIDS events frequently, formed his own 
AIDS foundation, co-authored a guide to 
sexual behavior with the former surgeon 
general, C. Everett Koop, and wrote his 

284 NEWS 

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Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas 

On October 15, 1991, 
Clarence Thomas was con- 
finned by a narrow 52-48 
margin as the 106th mem- 
ber of the Supreme Court. 
He became the second 
Black member to sit on 
the Court, replacing Jus- 
tice Thurgood Marshall. 
Thomas' confirmation was 
marked by controversy, as 
the replacement of Jus- 
tice Marshall by Thomas 
swung the court to a new 
conservative majority, 
leaving democrats and 
pro-choice advocates in 
fear of the fate of the con- 
troversial 1973 decision 
from Roe vs. Wade. This 
decision established that 
women have a Constitu- 
tional right to an abortion. 

AP photo 

still rules 

A year after the Gulf War, Iraq re- 
mains under a U.N. economic embargo, 
which has caused shortages in food and 
medicine. Despite this, however, Saddam 
Hussein remains firmly in control. 

The confirmation was further compli- 
cated by the issue of race brought up by 
Thomas himself, and by the testimony of 
University of Oklahoma law professor Anita 
Hill, who claimed that Thomas sexually 
harassed her. She alleged that Thomas, 
with whom she had worked at both the 
Department of Education and the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission in 
the early eighties, had made suggestive 
remarks to her, and pressured her to date 
him. Thomas was separated from his wife 
at the time. 

Although Hill did not press charges ten 
years before, the Senate heard extensive 
testimony from Hill, Thomas, and other 
witnesses on the harassment issue. The 
confirmation hearings brought up exten- 
sive questioning, not only of Thomas' integ- 
rity, but of the nature of gender and race 
relations in America. 

Haitian coup 
causes mass 

Haitian President Jean-Bertrand 
Aristide was arrested September 29 by troops 
apparently under the command of the very 
man he had put in control of the army just 
months before, Brigadier General Raoul 
Cedras. Aristide escaped to Caracas after 
numerous French, American, and Venezu- 
elan appeals. The Bush administration con- 
demned the coup with vigor^by„Ru,£ting off 
aid and freezing Haitian assets in the United 
States, and delegates were sent to order the 
army to back off. The army didn't budge. 

But Bush declined to send troops to the 
area since no American lives were endan- 
gered and no significant U.S. interests were 
believed to be at stake. Haiti has long been 
regarded by U.S. foreign policymakers as 
chronically ungovernable and peripheral to 
American strategy. Unlike the Persian Gulf, 
there were no oil concerns, and no drug 
trafficking and control of the canal as in 

Many warned of a possible revolt by 
Aristide's supporters if he was not returned 
to power, or a vendetta against the army if he 
was. It seemed that if outside forces from the 
United States, Latin America, or both re- 
stored Aristide, they would have to remain 
to keep order. In 1915, U.S. Marines were 
sent to Haiti; they stayed there 19 years. A 
mass emigration has seen Haitians turned 
away from U.S. shores, and restrictions called 
for regarding entrance to the country from 

— by Jennifer Fleming 

Gotti convicted 

In April, John Gotti was convicted of 
murder racketeering in the 1985 death of 
Paul Catellano, then-head of the Gambino 
crime family. 

NEWS 285 


Election year heats up 

Paul Tsongas is the first candidate to en- 
ter the 1992 race, and lasts longer than 
most predicted 

After winning the Democratic New 
Hampshire primary with 35 percent of the 
vote, early starter Paul Tsongas, a former 
Senator from Massachusetts, seemed to be 
well ahead of the crowd. Tsongas was the 
first to declare his candidacy for President in 
the spring of 1991, advocating a platform 
that included a stiffer gasoline tax, new in- 
come limits on Medicare payments, no tax 
cut for the middle class and no credit for child 
care. However, although regarded as the 
most "personally honest" candidate, Tsongas 

retired from the race soon after the Maryland primary, quoting 

lack of funds as his primary reason. 

Despite scandals, Bill Ginton's message 
reaches voters, clinches Democratic 

Arkansas governor Bill Clinton broke 
through some stiff obstacles to become the 
Democratic candidate for the presidency. 
Clinton's marriage, and his alleged draft 
deferment from the Vietnam War, both came 
under close scrutiny from the press. How- 
ever, Clinton held up well under fire, endors- 
ing a policy of change and interracial coop- 
eration that apparently appealed to the vot- 
ers. However, the true test of his success will 
be against Bush in November. 

Jerry Brown's grassroots campaign sur- 
prises manyf but fails to capture the 
needed delegates 

Jerry Brown, the former governor of Cali- 
fornia and the two-time runner for president 
(in 1976 and 1980), joined the pack of presi- 
dential hopefuls with a splash as he scored 
major upsets in the Maine and Colorado 
primaries. He was considered the eccentric 
among candidates because of his 800 num- 
ber, his late night cable "imformercials," and 
antics which included cutting into Governor 
Bill Clinton's motorcade in Florida. Brown 
ran an anti-political, anti-establishment, anti- 
Washington, "mad-as-hell" campaign in a crusade against the 
values and practices of Washington and corporate America, staying 
in the race until the end of the primaries when he lost to Clinton. 

AP photo 

AP photo 

286 NEWS 


AP photo. 

Ultra-Conservative Pat Buchanan makes 
a die-hard attempt to win over right- 
wing voters " 

President Bush received an unhappy 
upset in the New Hampshire primary, how- 
ever the problem was not from the Demo- 
cratic camp, but from his own. Right-wing 
Republican Pat Buchanan, and troops of 
ultra-conservative Republicans, convened in 
New Hampshire to rail away at Bush's "lib- 
eralism" and mount the campaign for 
Buchanan. Bush kept the lead throughout 
the Republican primaries, however, 
Buchanan's candidacy served as the cata- 
lyst which forced him to realize that this 
would be a tougher election year than he had 
first thought. 

AP photo 

The "outsider" Ross Perot gains support 
among those tired of Washington 

He's been called "dictatorial," "quirky," 
"a hothead," and "mean," but what Texas 
billionaire Ross Perot really represents to 
George Bush and Bill Clinton is a threat. 
Tired of a weak domestic agenda from their 
president, and turned off by Clinton's lack of 
moral character, many Americans are re- 
sponding favorably to Perot's rhetoric, which 
calls for reform on Capitol Hill, and a 
reindustrialization of America to expand the 
job base and take the country out of debt. 
Even though in early June Perot had not 
declared his candidacy or defined what he stood for, polls placed him 
with as much as 3 1 percent of the vote — an amount which puts him 
in a dead heat with George Bush and Bill Clinton. 

Widi approval ratings reaching an all- 
time low, Bush scrambles to ensure elec- 

Ah, the incumbent ... As president Bush saw it, after his 
landslide election in '88, and running against such unintimidated 
foes as Paul Tsongas — handicapped by his "Elmer Fudd" delivery, 
and Bill Clinton — damaged by rumors of his extra-marital affairs, 
the 1992 election would be a snap. The New Hampshire primary 
was therefore, an unwelcome surprise. The American people 
showed their dissatisfaction with a president 
who seemed to accord domestic problems at 
home (such as the miserable economy) with 
about as much importance as a fly on the wall, 
by giving Bush a mediocre showing. The New 
Hampshire primary galvanized the sedate 
Bush campaign — enough that Bush won 
New Jersey, the last primary, with a vote of 83 
percent over Buchanan, and confirmed that 
he will be the Republican candidate for '92. 
However, potential newcomer Ross Perot pre- 
sents an unknown threat that may divide the 
American vote with any number of results. 

NEWS 287 

Marlene Dietrich 
Dead at age 90 

Isaac Asimov 
Dead at age 72 

Transitions . . . 


Jazz great Miles Davis, 65, of pneumo- 
nia, respiratory failure, and stroke, in Santa 
Monica, California on September 28. 

Freddie Mercury, 45, lead singer and 
lyricist of the rock group Queen, of bronchial 
pneumonia contracted from AIDS, in 
Kensington, England on November 24. 

Marlene Dietrich , 90, at her home in 
Paris on May 6. The German-born actress 
captivated film, theater, and nightclub audi- 
ences for more than four decades. 

Kimberly Bergalis, 23, in Fort Pierce 
Florida on December 8. Kimberly was the 
first recorded patient to get AIDS from her 
dentist. She crusaded for mandatory HIV 
testing of health care workers so that other 
people would not share her fate. 

Isaac Asimov, 72, auth and lecturer, of 
heart and kidney failure, in New York, on 
April 6. 

Sam Kinison, 38, controversial come- 
dian in a car crash near Needles, California 
on April 10. 

Lyle Alzado, 43, former defensive line- 
man for the Los Angeles Raiders, of brain 
cancer in Portland, Oregon on May 1. He 
blamed his disease on extensive steroid use. 

Robert Reed, 59, of colon cancer com- 
plicated by AIDS, in Pasadena California 
onMay 12. Reed played Mike Brady on the 
popular sitcom, "The Brady Bunch," from 
1969 to 1974. 

In Flux 

Ex-billionaire Donald Trump, model 
Maria Maples, and 7.5-caret diamond ring. 
In June 1991, Trump dumped Maria for a 
super model. In July, Trump went back to 
Maples, 7.5 carets in hand. In September, 
Maples dumped Trump on his rump. In 
November, Trump reproposed. In Decem- 
ber, the ring traveled again as Maples hurled 
it, along with her shoe, at Donald in D.C. 
Last heard, they patched it up . . . but will the 
king retain his ring? 


Legendary ladies' man Warren Beatty, 
54, to actress Annette Bening, 33, with their 
baby daughter in attendance. 

For the eighth time, actress Elizabeth 
Taylor, 58, to construction worker Larry 
Fortensky, 38, whom she met four years 
before at the Betty Ford Clinic. The bride 
was given away by Michael Jackson at his 
estate in Los Olivos, California. 


The Superbowl. The New York Giants 
defeated the Buffalo Bills. 

The World Series. The Minnesota 
Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves. 

The Nobel Peace Prize for literature, to 
Nadine Gordimer, 57, a South African au- 
thor, whose novels include "The 
Conservationalist" ( 1975), "Burger's Daugh- 
ter" (1979), "July's People" (1981), and "A 
Sport of Nature" (1990). The prize this year 
is about $985,000 — Gordimar planned to 
use some of the money to support the new 
Department of Arts and Culture at the Afri- 
can National Congress.. 

Jeffery Dahmer 

horrifies the 


Despite the ghoulish enjoyment the 
American public received from Hannibal 
Lecter's appetite for human flesh, when the 
abominations of apartment 213 were discov- 
ered, that enjoyment turned to a sick horror. 
The occupant of the Milwaukee apartment, 
Jeffery Dahmer, a 31-year-old chocolate fac- 
tory worker, seemed a quiet, unassuming 
neighbor at the low rise Oxford Apartments, 
except for the occasional noise of a powersaw 
late at night, and the stench of rotten meat 
which perfumed the corridors. 

Police, upon entering, found a butchery 
shop of human flesh beyond the innocent 
facade of 2 13's door. Photographs of muti- 
lated men decorated the front of a refrigera- 
tor door, inside of which officers discovered a 
severed head, along with two more in the 
freezer. More human skulls were found in a 
closet and filing cabinet, as well as other 
decomposing body parts. 

Dahmer enticed victims to return with 
him to his apartment by offering them money 
to pose for pictures. He then drugged and 
strangled them, afterwards dismembering 
the bodies with the help of a powersaw. 

Arrested in July 1991, Dahmer con- 
fessed to the murders of 1 1 men, although an 
investigation revealed that over the past 13 
years he may have committed as many as 17. 

— by Jen Blunt 


Smith found not guilty 

After a trial which focused national 
attention on the Kennedy family and the 
issue of date rape, William Kennedy Smith 
was acquitted of sexual assault and battery 
charges. The nephew of Senator Edward 
Kennedy could have been sentenced to four 
and a half years in prison if convicted, but 
the jury of four women and two men decided 
Smith was not guilty beyond a reasonable 
doubt. The key evidence came from the 
accuser and the accused. She said he raped 
her. He said she initiated sex with him. 

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:: - 

The 30-year-old woman who accused 
Smith of raping her was involuntarily named 
by several media sources, including a major 
newspaper and a television network, setting 
off a controversy regarding the rights of rape 

Smith took the stand in his own defense 
to deny the charges and paint his accuser as 
a sexually aggressive woman who enticed 
him into sex after they met at Au Bar, a 
trendy nightclub in West Palm Beach, Florida 
during Easter weekend. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 

Abortion issue divides 
the country 

Making their feelings known, some members of Women's Health 
Action and Mobilization (WHAM) dressed as Supreme Court jus- 
tices and used a hammer to symbolically smash a copy of the Liberty 
Bell which was filled with coat hangers. The demonstration was 
staged outside the Liberty Bell Pavillion in Philadelphia to mark 
oppositon to the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act which seeks to 
restrict availability of abortions. 

Tyson convicted 
of rape 

Champion boxer Mike Tyson was found 
guilty of raping a Miss Black America con- 
testant who said he lured her to his hotel 
room and forced her to have sex. Tyson had 
planned a comeback in a title fight against 
Evander Holyfield for the spring, but the 
verdict may end his career as an athlete. 

The trial was often compared to two 
other cases in which relatively unknown 
women accused powerful men of sexual 
wrongdoings — Clarence Thomas and Wil- 
liam Kennedy Smith. Unlike these two 
cases, Tyson was convicted of the charge, 
and faced up to six years in prison and a 
$30,000 bond. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 



NEWS 289 


Soviet Union 

The Union of Soviet Socialist 

Republics disintegrates into "loose 

ban" republics 

On August 19, 1991, the world awoke 
to the news that Soviet leader Mikhail 
Gorbachev's vice president Gennady 
Yanayev had led a coup against his present 
leadership. As a convoy of tanks advanced 
on the parliament at 8:30 in the morning, 
groups of Muscovites gathered around the 
seized building. The people stood, linked 
arms, and dared soldiers and tanks to fight 
against them as they waited for Russian 
Republic's president Boris Yeltsin's re- 

At noon, the tanks began to converge 
on the parliament. Protesters reacted by 
waving the white, blue, and red flags of 
Imperial Russia, begging the soldiers to 
retreat. Then suddenly Yeltsin appeared, 
and a frenzy broke out amongst the crowd. 
He worked his way though the soldiers and 
climbed onto a tank. "They will not shoot," 
he yelled to the crowd. Slowly, the tanks 
retreated and disappeared, and some even 
drove to Yeltsin's side flying the flags of 
Imperial Russia. 

In just 72 hours, 74 years of commu- 
nist dictatorship ended. Communism col- 
lapsed and the Soviet people may create a 
democratic government. 

Yeltsin takes 

Gorbachev retires along with the 74- 
year-old empire 

After winning a stunning victory in Russia's presidential 
election, Boris Yeltsin faced down the tanks of a military coup to 
rescue Gorbachev and preserve the prospects for democratic change. 
Using his newly acquired skills as a democratic politician, Yeltsin 
managed to take over from Gorbachev and dismantle the old empire, 
with the blessing of the Soviet people. 

Two days after meeting with Soviet President Mikhail 
Gorbachev, Yeltsin took over the Kremlin along with Gorbachev's 
staff and office. Yeltsin's Russian Federation assumed control over 
most Soviet ministries, and he and the leaders of 10 other former 
Soviet Republics met to form the Commonwealth of Independent 
States. The birth of the new commonwealth topped a successful year 
for Yeltsin. 

Although originally dismissed as a buffoon by Bush's White 
House, Yeltsin become admired for his courage and political daring. 
But he still had to prove to the world he could run a democracy and 
make a free economy work. 

— by Jennifer Fleming 

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290 NEWS 



Changing of 
the guard 

Johnny Carson retires 

from The Tonight Show 

after 30 years 

Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan lays in two points against the Boston Celtics at 
home. Jordan and his Bulls took control of the NBA in 1991 and have since been the team 
to beat. Averaging over thirty points a game, Jordan lead the league in scoring in 1992. 

After nearly 30 years as host of "The 
Tonight Show," Johnny Carson abdicated 
his desk in May and handed his swami 
turban over to funnyman and guest host Jay 
Leno. But he took his sidekick, Ed McMahon, 
bandleader, Doc Severensen, and his rain- 
bow curtain with him. 

Although Carson was recognized 
with a lifetime achievement comedy award, 
actor Alan Thicke accepted the award in his 
place because Carson declined all requests 
for interviews and appearances, saying if he 
did one he would have to do them all. 

The new "Tonight Show" featured 
Leno behind Carson's desk and a similar 
lineup of celebrities and interesting people, 
with a new jazz band led by Branford 
Marsalis . A deep maroon curtain announced 
the change in hosts, designed to keep the 
current audience and capture a new, more 
youthful set of latenight television watchers. 
And so, "There goes Johnny!" 

— by Jennifer Fleming 

NEWS 291 

How far 
have we 


The aquittal of five Los 

Angeles police officers in the 

videotaped beating of Rodney 

King sparked riots, arson and 


among the city's Black 

communities, echoing the race 

riots of the 1960s. Today, 

many wonder: How far have 

we come? 

NEWS 292 


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Springfield Lumber Co Inc 

Hadley Tire / Brake Center 

Oliver Auto Body Co. Inc. 

Myers Eatery 

1601 Page Boulevard 

"Best of Luck Class of 1992" 

84 Conz Street 

Catering & Restaurant 


439 Russell Street, Rte. 9 


88 Pleasant Street 




Northampton / 584-4145 



Holyoke / 536-7724 

All Occasion Catering/Open Everyday 

Amherst Deli 

Best Wishes from 

Hall's Poultry 


Congratulations Graduates 

C. T. Male Associates, P.C. 

Congratulations Graduates 

Dry Cleaners 

233 North Pleasant Street, Amherst 

Land Surveyors, Engineers & Planners 

27 Enfield Road 

5 Pray Street 


One Arch Place, Greenfield 

West Pelham 


"Sandwiches, Subs" 




"Best Wishes Class of 1992 













"Congratulations Interns " 

P.O. BOX L5689 
40 734-7311 800 332 9388 MA 
800 628 9046 US 


"Solderless Terminal 


1-800-638-TERM (8376) 

FAX # 413-733-0827 




TEL. (413) 734-6469 


Marketing Director 

Mcditrol Inc. a 

Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs Since 1986. 

317 Maple Street (413) 536-5188 

Holyoke MA 01040 FAX (413) 538-7168 

Hair by 

Studio I 

5 Bank Road 
Greenfield, MA 01301 

Armanda Picozzi Christine Prvndecki 

A-Z Storage Rentals, Inc. 

24 Hour 

24 Hour 

179-A Northampton St 

Easthampton, MA 01027 

Professional • Business • Personal 

Conveniently Located on Rte. 10 

at the Easthampton/Northampton Town Line 

and Southampton/Easthampton Town Line 

call 527-9640 


Industrial Paint Finishing Co. 





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50 Main Street 

Northampton, MA 01060 



"Best of Luck 
Class of 1992" 

Steve McKenzle 

Branch Manager 

Otis Elevator Company 

North American Operations 




190 Carando Drive 

Springfield, Massachusetts 01104 
(800) 924-0147 
(413) 733-5115 
FAX (413) 732-1350 


(413) 734-2117 

Marlin Electric Equipment Co., Inc. 



President SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 01101 














'Best Wishes Class of 1992" 


(413) 736-4694 

(413) 732-7864 

1119 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 




116 Race Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 


Tel. 536-2124 



Servicing the Office Products Needs of New England Since 1895 

90 Tapley Street, P.O. Box 290 Springfield, MA 01101 
Tel.: (413) 733-3128 • Fax: (413) 737-3524 


Compliments of 

Qualex Inc. 

616 Dwight Street 
Springfield, MA 01101 

Provider of Photoimaging Services 
to UMass Campus 


General Manager 

Specialists inc. 

297 Pleasant St , Northampton 


41 S. Whitney St., Amherst 
@ Boyden & Perron Inc. 



1588 Northampton St 
Holyoke, MA 

Bus. Phone 534-5681 




245 Whiting Farms Road 
Holyoke, MA. 01040 
413 / 534-3311 

• Insurance Company Approved 

• All Work 100% Guaranteed 

• All Types of Glass for All Types of Vehicles 

• Direct Billing to Insurance Company 

Other locations: Springfield, W Spnngfield, Westfield, Holyoke 

"Congratulations Graduates" 

Herlihy Sons 

Dealers in New & Reconditioned 
Steel & Fiber Drums 

Trust. Confidence. And people who care. These are some 
of the things that have made Medical Personnel Pool one 
of the nation's largest providers of health care specialists. 


Street Lumber Corp. 

"Best Wishes Class of 92" 

Kevin J. Herlihy 

Tel. 734-4812 

Medical Personnel Pool 

Home Care and Staffing Services 

48 Lamb Street 

South Hadley, MA 01075 

(413) 534-5658 

BUSINESS 737-2413 
HOME 525-4776 




RO. BOX 252 




2 Way Radio & 

Paging Systems 

Mobile Communications Systems 

Cellular Mobile Telephones 


Vice President 
Phone: 1-413-731-5066 
(24 Hours a Day) 



Authorized Sales & Service 


267 Page Blvd , Springfield, MA 01104 
30 Spencer Court, East HarHord, CT 06108 

"Congratulations Graduates' 
Turley Publications 

Proud Printers of the 
U. Mass Daily Collegian 


1 1 Market St., Northampton, 584-3978 


1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, 732-4188 


380 Union St., West Springfield, 734-7121 


235 Taylor St., Springfield, 734-6425 / 737-1444 


490 Pleasant St., Holyoke, 532-1476 


184A Northampton Rd., Easthampton, 527-5710 


The Carraige Shops, Amherst, 549-6106 


Amherst Rd., Rte 116, Sunderland, 665-7980 


10 Michaelman Ave., Northampton, 584-2431 


18 N. Bridge St., Holyoke, 533-6927 


380 Dwight St., Holyoke, 533-2992 


530 Main St., Holyoke, 536-8186 


278 High St., Holyoke, 534-3800 


1 Mt. Tom Rd., Northampton, 586-4343 


720 Union St., West Springfield, 739-9969 


6 University Dr., Amherst, 253-3544 


14 Yelle St., Chicopee, 534-3607 


292 College St., Amherst, 256-8365 


8 North Bridge St., Holyoke, 536-4056 


57 Pearl St., Springfield, 737-0368 


541 Mohawk Trail, Greenfield, 774-3962 


26 Main St., Amherst, 256-0321 


350 Russel St., Rte. 9, Hadley, 584-3798 


16 Armory St., Northampton, 584-2124 


P.O. Box 1051, Belchertown, 323-6123 


60 Avacado St., Springfield, 734-8232/800-748-6008 


57 Observer St., Springfield, 737-0532 


16 Market St., Northampton, 586-7066 


1 Cottage St., Easthampton, 527-4780 


From A Friend 


One Lincoln St., Easthampton, 527-8770 


8 Plainfield St., Springfield, 731-5514 


2155 Columbus Ave., Springfield, 788-6101 


Route 116, Sunderland, 259-1254 

(413) 586-8017 






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with . . . 


3 Kl 

& Storage, Inc. 

Keeping industry on the move since 1905 
GM Rochon 



Loe ™°" Dudley Mills 
Papermill Road 
West Dudley, Ma 01570 

™" P.O. Box 800 
Southbridge, MA 01550 

ft Shawmut 



WESTFIELD, MA 413-568-8986 

AMHERST, MA 413-253-2075 

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, MA 413-232-7731 


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

New England Pallets & Skids, Inc. 


P.O. BOX 342 

250 WEST ST. 

LUDLOW, MASS. 01056-0342 

'Promises to Keep" 

Refuse Disposal 



Amherst m m Trucking 

P.O. Box 336 • Florence, MA 01060 
(413) 247-5853 

David & Delores Reed, Owners 

Compliments of A Friend 

125 A Pleasant St. 


(413) 586-5366 

-|W belt %,IL-. Pi« -i^t?-).-1U T± r J 

Congratulations to the Class of 1992 

*£l f 



h^a 125 Sunderland Road, North Amherst 
Free Delivery in Area 
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekdays • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays 

TIMES 3 inc. 


343 Federal Street 
Greenfield, Mass. 


Proprietor: Rene Stone 

(413) 772-9977 


150 Brookdale Dr. 
Springfield, MA 01104 







"Best of Luck to the Class of '92 
Shaw Motor Car 




54 Main Street 
P.O. Box 729 
Greenfield, MA 01302 



Metro / Storm 
BUS. Phone (413) 773-3678 Prlzm / Tracker 

Adelaide Shaw 

50 Lincoln Street 

Holyoke, MA 01040 

(413) 533-8884 

312 College St. 253-5040 

Amherst, MA 01002 



• In-Room Phones 

• Cable T.V. 

• Hot Tub 

• Swimming Pool 

• Picnic Area 

• Kitchenettes 

237 Russel St. - Rte. 9 
Hadley, MA 01035 

413 - 584-9816 

For Reservation Only 1 - 800 - 477-9816 
Near All Colleges-Between Amherst and Northampton 

Established 1958 



Supplies & Furniture 
Business • Home • School • Computer 

"Congratulations Graduates" 

Northeast Aerial Advertising Company 

40 Main Street 
Amherst, MA 01002 

Tel. 256-3120 

P.O. BOX 1237 • HOLYOKE, MASS. 01041 

Things Are Looking Up! 

Based At' 

Skylark Air Park 

Broad Brook, Conn. 06016 

Phone (413) 532-9294 

Paints, Wall Covering. Window Treatment 


and Floor Covering 

80 Sunderland Rd., Amherst, MA 01002 

*« daKpr 

▼!▼ CENTER, 



TEL. (413) 774-4046 

Holyoke Valve 

A Walden Company 




P.O Box 1070 • 120 SUFFOLK STREET • HOLYOKE. MA 01041 • 413 536-1555 
TOLL FREE IN VT. NH. CT. NY. 800-628-1954 


N. King St., Hampton Plaza 

Northampton, MA 01060 






24 Hour Towing 
Mass. State Inspection #*■*" 




(413) 774-2783 

FAX (413) 772-2988 

(800) 628-8498 

Repairs on Most Domestic 
and Foreign Cars 


THE RAVEN'S NEST novelties 








Best wishes from past alumni 

48 Federal St., Greenfield MA 01301 COLLECTIBLES 
PO Box 23, Millers Falls, MA 01349 


Hampshire Mall. Hadley. MA 01035 


Photo by Chris Evans 

Mary Dukakis, Spring 
Jeff Holland, Fall 

"Mtaeiatfuty £di&vi 

Matt Putnam 

"Tttat&etuta "Dixeet&i 
Linda Petrillo 

fi44<&ta*tt TKan&etutef "Dinecttvt 
Marc Greengrass 

Mary Dukakis 

K.A. Burke 

/l&H&tattt T^Aata S<dt<vi 
Erik Stone 

Karen McKendry 

^ a if out £cUt<m 

Liane Fisher 
John Tafe 

Jennifer Blunt 

/laite&Mt &»fif Sdittvi 
Kim Frisino 

Ogiee "THattaaet 
Amy Radford 

Pttot* Stag: 

Scott Galbraith 
Jane Kim 
Robin Peterson 
Josh Krancer 
Wendy Su 
Winna Mei 

A<ttfO«t Stag: 

Winnie Chan 
Tracey Jordan 
Cheryl Limber 

e<>fr<t Stag: 

Lisa Feldmesser 
Jennifer Fleming 
Karen Fallowes 
Diane Gaiso 
Steve Moshkovitz 
Johanna Rodriguez 
Andy Sternberg 
Anne Wong 
Greg Zenon 

INDEX 303 

From the Editor 

M mpressions of UMass. 
Impressions of 1992. To 
establish a strong and lasting 
Impression of UMass in 1992 is 
what this now very tired Index 
staff hoped to accomplish. It is 
now over and I would say that 
our goal has been met. The trip 
has been a bumpy 
one, but I say to 
the 1992 staff, 
look at this book 
only with fond 
memories and a 
sense of accom- 
plishment. We 
produced the best 
damn yearbook 

There are so 
many things to 
say about this 
year, how can I 
begin to explain to the Class of 
1992 how much work it took to 
put this book together. 328 
pages produced in 125 days - I 
guess that sums it up. You did 
a great job guys, thanks! 

I want to tell each and ev- 
ery one of the 1992 Editors how 
much I appreciate their work. 
I'm afraid that if I do though, 




(Top) Amy Radford relaxes in the yearbook anyone ever "relaxed" in the yearbook 
office, with no windows, few chairs and far too many 
books!!P/iofo by Karen McKendry 

304 INDEX 

(Above) Jen "it's on the computer" Blunt 
dreams up wonderful new story ideas. Photo by Karen 

the layout department might 
kill me when they go to place 
the copy. So, I'll say this to you 
all: Matt, Linda, K.A., Erik, 
Karen, Jen, Kim, Liane, John, 
Marc, Amy, and Jeff- you did a 
wonderful job! I cannot begin to 
thank you enough for all the 
missed classes, 
failed exams, and 
lost nights of sleep 
just to produce 
this book. It may 
take a year or two 
to admit it, but you 
wouldn't have 
done it if you didn't 
love it. I am proud 
of what we accom- 
plished here in 103 
Campus Center 
and I hope you are 

However, there are many 
other people who also made this 
book possible who I would like 
to thank. Most importantly, I 
would like to acknowledge the 
general staff. We would have 
drowned without you. Little 
reward was given to you except 
the ability to take pride in a job 
well done. Thanks! Margaret, 
thank you for your patience, 
support, and great advice. 
David "Just a Gigolo" Roth, 
thank you for your patience, 
support, patience, help, and pa- 

On a personal note, I would 
like to thank all my friends and 
family for the support you gave. 
To my close friends and room- 
mates - I would have exploded 
without your willingness to lis- 
ten to me scream, thanks. And 
thank you to my family for be- 
ing so understanding as I took 
on one too many responsibili- 
ties- as usual. 

Good Luck to the Class of 
1992, I wish you the best and 
hope your Impressions of 
UMass are always good ones. 

Mary Dukakis 
Editor in Chief 
1992 Index 

"Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience wrote, 'When an acorn and a chestnut fall side by side in the forest, they both grow 
until one tree reaches a height that creates a shadow over the other. The tree in darkness withers and dies. ' We are living in that shadow. Anyone 
with a big brother or sister can sympathize with that feeling. The sixties have eclipsed the nineties. Class of '92, it's time to take our place in 


— Nicholas Nyhan, commencement speaker, English major, senior 


Throngs of students and 
ducks gather to welcome spring 
with the concert by the pond. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

The lead singer entertains 
the crowd with his lyrics and 
fashion sense. Photo by Karen 


each year ulti- 
mately depends 
on the list of per- 

formers a 


weather* I think 

everyone enjoyed 

both this year . . . 

It's always a fun 

day because 

you're with gx>od 

friends enjoying 

the rites of 
springs and lis- 
tening to good 


ic." — Leitha 

of Student Con- 

cessions, finance 

major, senior 

** m 


A cheering student is 
passed over the heads of 
onlookers. More than 1000 
students attended the concert. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

Scaffolding is quickly 
erected near the Fine Arts 
Center. Photo by Karen 


This year's Greek Week party 
held at the Theta Chi house 
was a huge success. Photo by 
Karen McKendry 

The students of Orchard Hill 
do their dance at the Bowl Day 
bash. Photo by Karen 

"I chose to 
come here, 
and I've never 
it . . . There 
are things 
they offer 
here that you 
can't get any- 
where else." 
— Carolyn 
Augart, neu- 
roscience ma- 
jor, sopho- 


Here is one dunk that even 
Will Herndon might think 
twice about. The tank was set 
up at this year's Bowl Day in 
Orchard Hill. Photo by Karen 


Tied at two-all, these women 
fight to be the winning team. 
Photo bv Karen McKendrv 

"We came, Ave 

played, we 

dropped two 


Maybe we 


practised . . . 

but we had 

fun anyways." 

<- Matt 

Putnam of the 

"Main Street 




major, junior 


An athlete drives for a 
basket in the Haigis Hoopla 
basketball tournament. The 
competition was intense in all 
the divisions for the second 
annual event. Photo by Karen 





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The lawn next to the 
statue of Mettawampe was 
the chosen location for the 
senior picnic this year. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


Food for all as the seniors 
enjoy their last days as 
undergrads. Too bad these 
guys missed their shot at the 
watermelon. Photo by Karen 

"These were 

the fastest 

and most 


years of my 

life. I have 

learned more 

than facts, 
calculus, and 
history, and 
I'm certain 
this knowl- 
edge of life 
will help me 
in whatever I 
do from now 
on." — Jen- 
nifer Fleming, 

major, junior 

Two seniors catch some sun 
and fun with the volleyball. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 



Student commencement Leitha Miner and Pam 

speaker Nicholas Nyhan Fitzpatrick share a hug after 

addresses the Class of 1992. graduation. Photo by Karen 

Photo by Karen McKendry McKendry 

An excited graduate shares 
her enthusiasm with her 
family and the crowd. The 
cool weather did nothing to 
subdue the graduates' spirits. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 


y * 


A graduate is greeted by a 
well-wisher inside the stadium. 
Photo by Karen McKendry 

This student seeks out his 
family as his degree is conferred 
upon him. Photo by Karen 

"People told 
me they were 
scared to 
come to 
UMass be- 
cause there 

were so many 
people. My 

More people, 


friends." — 

Felice Cohen, 

BDIC major, 



A group of women gather for 
some post-commencement 
photos. Photo by Karen 

A victorious student waves 
to the crowd as he receives his 
degree. Photo by Karen 

'Ironically, through 

the four years of 

listening to the 

great teachers I've 

had here, I've 

learned how not to 

listen to the people 

who underestimate 

us. Today, we are 

out of here. And 


now on, we 

must answer our 

own questions, not 

by looking over our 

shoulder, but by 

looking in the 

mirror." — 

Nicholas Nyhan, 


speaker, English 

major, senior 

9 \ 


The celebration began even 
before the ceremony did. These 
students revel in their new- 
found identities as graduates. 
Photo by Leitha Miner 

A near-graduate seems 
exceptionally calm as the 
moment of conferrment 
approaches. Photo by Karen 








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Sdtt&t, Ck &6ie£ Mary Dukakis, Spring 
Semester Jeff Holland, Fall Semester 
"}H<**t*v?iK$ ScUto* Matt Putnam 
"Wlevi&ettMty ^fcecto* Linda Petrillo 
/&4&£**£ yfavUdetauf "Doteeto* Marc 
Greengrass Su&i*teM ")K*ut<i$0i Mary 
Dukakis Ptoto BdOo* K.A. Burke 
SUatotaHt Pfot* Sdct&t Erik Stone 
&Ale4 "PAot&ytafc&en. Karen McKendry 
j£tuf&ut &dtton& Liane Fisher John Tafe 
&ofuf, SeUt&ta- Jennifer Blunt Kim Frisino 
O^ice "THoHo^tn. Amy Radford 7>&ot» 
Sta^.- Scott Galbraith, Jane Kim, Robin 
Peterson, Josh Krancer, Wendy Su, Winna 
Mei ^uftsttt Sta^: Winnie Chan, Tracey 
Jordan, Cheryl Limber &*fr<t S&x^: Lisa 
Feldmesser, Jennifer Fleming, Karen 
Fallowes, Diana Gaiso, Steve Moshkovitz, 
Johanna Rodriguez, Andy Sternberg, Anne 
Wong, Greg Zenon "TH^vt^etin^ Sta££: 
Melissa Benoit, Tammi Weisthall 

The 1992 Index of the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst was published by The Index, 103 Campus Center. 
UMass, Amherst, MA 01003. Editor in Chief: Mary Dukakis 
(Spring), Jeff Holland (Fall); Managing Editor: Matt Putnam. 
The Index was printed by Walsworth Publishing Company. 
9233 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. 
Representative: David M. Roth: Customer Service Consultant: 
Donna K. Bell. 

The 1992 Index was produced on a $32,000 printing bud- 
get. Funds were raised by book sales, senior portrait fees, and 
advertisements sold by College Publications. 

1964 senior portraits were taken by Carl Wolf Studios, 401 
Elmwood Ave, Sharon Hill, PA 19079. Representative: Joe 
Durinzi. Sr. 

The majority of non-senior photographs were taken by 
staff photographers and processed by Carl Wolf Studios. The 
majority of prints were done by Index photo staff. 

The body copy for the text and captions was New Century 
Schoolbook. The headlines varied for each section. 

The text and layout for each page, except for advertise 
ments. were submitted on Aldus Pagemaker 4.01 . 

The cover base is #818 Jet Black embossed leatherette, 
with #29 Leather grain. Applications include embossing and 
debossing in #904 silver hot foil. The dustjacket is a laser 
scanned, four-color design, printed on recycled Roman 
Marble endsheet stock, and finished with a dull varnish. The 
books are Smyth sewn, rounded and backed with 150 point 
Davey base board. 

The endsheets are school designed on recycled Roman 
Marble endsheet stock. 

1 800 copies of the book were printed in September of 
1992. The book contained 344 pages of which 32 were four- 
color process. 

A 4,500 copy Preview Book was produced in the spring 
of 1992, and was chosen as a National Marketing Sample 
by Walsworth Publishing Company.