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Page 1/The Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 

Th e Stormy Petrel 

Volume 69, Issue 1 

Student ALumi 

Association see* 
more involvanerrt 

The beginning of 

the great back 
peck adventure 

OSA begins 

new year 

Page 6 

,1'm still 

pissed off • •• 



like no other 



CXrtland, Chaos 

Ml Ham... 


say mare? 

Edge 14 

Comics: 12-13 
Editorials: 8-9 
Entertainment : 


Features: 4-5 

Gateway : 8 

Mews: 2-3 

Organizations : 


Opinions: 9 

Soundcheck-: 11 

Spectate: 15 

Sports: 14-15 

Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

September 13, 1993 

Housing delays continue 

By Chopper Johnson 

It looks like a new con- 
struction zone of a small residen- 
tial community, still several 
months away from completion. 
Six little spec houses, all in a row, 
surrounded by bulldozers, work- 
men and red dirt. But this is not a 
small residential community, and 
these houses are (hopefully) not 
several months away from comple- 
tion. This is Oglethorpe's newest 

addition, Greek Row. 

The new Greek 
housing was supposed to have 
been completed by August 
15th, and be waiting for its 
occupants when everyone 
moved in on August 29th. 
Due to numerous delays and 
disasters, though, it looks as 
if the last four houses will not , 
be completed until October 
1 5th. What has caused a two 
month delay in finishing 
these six houses? Surely it 

Inside out A view of Incomplete Delta Sigma Phi, Chi Phi house*, from 
what will toon be the Kappa Alpha house. photo by Tim Evans 

was not the complexity of each, 
individual design. With the ex- 
ception of the counter tops and 
color schemes, the houses are 
identical. It also does not ap- 
pear to be the majestic landscap- 
ing, as none has been completed 
yet The contractors? Possibly. 
It seems that several of the sub- 
contractors have been holding 
the whole project up with trivial 
delays. The weather? Ah, now 
there is something to blame it 
on. Due to the late spring rains 
that doused most of the south- 
east, Greek Row was not much 
more than red mud and gravel 
by the beginning of June. Slips 
and underground water caused 
major delays in laying the foun- 
dations, which dictated when 
the rest of construction could be- 
gin. However, the weather prob- 
lems are over for the most part, 
and it appears that Delta Sigma 
Phi and Kappa Alpha will actu- 
ally be able to take possession 
of their houses by the weekend 
of Sept 25th. 

Even though KA and 
Delta Sig have the upper hand 
in moving times, when the other 
two fraternities and the two so- 

rorities move in, things will be 
intrinsicly even. Each of the 
3000 square foot houses will be 
able to accommodate eight 
people in the upstairs bedrooms 
(and an almost infinite number 
on the floor on a Saturday morn- 
ing). The kitchen and "social 
area" will be downstairs, with a 
finished patio. A landscaping 
plan is in progress, and includes 
plans for approximately sixty 
parking spaces (much to the re- 
lief of lower quad drivers). 

Even though it is well 
known that the purpose of a fra- 
ternity is not just to drink, it is 
important to note that all of 
Greek Row will be under the 
same regulations and jurisdic- 
tion as the residents halls are. 
There is also supposed to be a 
Greek housing code, complete 
with do's and don't's, finished 
by the time everyone has moved 

So the wait is almost 
over, and (if nothing else wrong 
happens) we will shortly be wel- 
coming the Greeks to campus. 
Congratulations on your pa- 
tience, and best of luck. 

Parking problems increase 

By: Tim Evans 
Photography Editor 

Imagine this. It's 2:30 
am Thursday morning. Studying, 
carousing, and thinking deep 
thoughts about Bobby Cox's phi- 
losophy of the game has left you 
very hungry. Now suppose you 
and four of your friends climb into 
a small economy size car (Honda 's 
law of relative size: every car is 
"economy size" when there are 
five people involved). You and 
your four friends are about to make 
the biggest mistake known to stu- 
dent-kind. That trip to Burger 
King will cost you more than the 
price of the food, gas and food poi- 
soning, it's likely to cost you a 
parking space. 

At 2:30 am, on an aver- 
age Thursday morning, there was 
one parking space available from 
the Traer, upper and lower Resi- 
dent Quad, and Student Center 
parking lots. That one space was 
next to the maintenance shed in 

Seemlnly, the only free apace In the upper quad parking lot 

the Student Center parking 
lot. Four cars were illegally 
parked near the gate in the 
residence quad. Where did all 
the cars come from? The new 
additions made to the resi- 
dence quad parking lot seem 

minimal with the flood of cars 
on campus this fall. The scar- 
city of parking spaces around 
the residence halls has caused 
many students to place a higher 
premium on good spaces near 
the residence quad. 

photo by Tim Evans 

There has always been 
a high value placed on "good" 
parking spaces close to the resi- 
dence halls as opposed to the 
space 30 feet further from the 
dorm, but the fall surge of ve- 
sae Parking on page 2 

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UPC begins with Hesperus 

By Christie Willard 

On Friday, Septem- 
ber 24, 1993, the University Pro- 
gram Committee will present 
the first musical event of the 
new academic year. After re- 
turning from a twelve city, five 
country tour of the Far East, the 
HESPERUS Crossover Trio will 
grace the stage of Lupton Audi- 
torium for a performance that 
promises to be spellbinding. 
The program will begin 
promptly at 8:00 p.m. and ad- 
mission is free. The ensemble, 
in residence at the renowned 
Smithsonian Institution's Na- 
tional Museum of American 
History, performs traditional 
music from various time peri- 
ods. Although original in style 
and technique, HESPERUS 
combines the best of recent 
American and very old Euro- 
pean music to delight every lis- 
tener The ensemble is com- 
prised of Tina Chancey, Bruce 
Hutton, and Scott Reiss. The 
trio's instrumental abilities 
range from banjos and guitars 
to the 19th century lap dulcimer 
and mouth bow. Formed in 

1979 by Scott Reiss, 
HESPERUS has been praised 
for their "willingness to explore 
many related influences in mu- 
sic with exciting and innovative 

Named after the 
evening star and the west wind, 
HESPERUS creates an incorpo- 
ration of modem and historic 
traditions. When questioned 
about their unique musical ap- 
proach, Tina Chancey explained 
that "the crossover stuff is a mix 
of folk and classical, more like 
a salad than a cream soup. You 
can see the individual pieces in 
juxtaposition." The trio records 
most often under the Golden 
Apple Records label, which was 
founded in 1989 and is now a 
division of HESPERUS. Re- 
cordings on that label include 
"Baroque Recorder Concert!," 
"American Roots," "Spain in 
the New World," and "For No 
Good Reason at All." Their 
newest release "Crossing Over" 
is available on the Greenhays/ 
Flying Fish label. 

The program will con- 
sist of twenty-one selections. 
Many of the works will be in- 
tertwined for a novel effect. 


continued from page 1 

hides on campus has caused 
Oglethorpe residents to appre- 
ciate that parking space 30 feet 
further from their door. The 
nearest available parking space 
can be as far away as the aca- 
demic quad. Some students pre- 
fer to take their chances by park- 
ing in undesignated areas, but 
be forewarned. Security has and 
will continue to issue one warn- 
ing for violators before a fine. 
Some on the security staff have 
noticed a substantial increase in 
the number of warnings issued 
for parking violations for the be- 
ginning of the year. However, 
most violations have been iso- 
lated occurrences. The security 
staff claims no noticeable in- 
crease in tickets issued for fist 
offenders,. ..yet 

The number of students 
on campus has put a temporary 
squeeze on available parking 

Parking relief is not 

likely to occur from repainting old 
parking lines to add spaces. Lo- 
cal fire ordinances limit expansion 
of existing lots because fire lanes 
must be preserved. However, don't 
expect the squeeze on available 
parking to last. The completion 
of the greek housing complex will 
include additional parking for the 
upper quad. That may provide re- 
lief as far away as Traer, since it 
will free up spaces at the upper 
parking lots and the student cen- 

Unfortunately, the park- 
ing around the academic buildings 
will probably remain limited dur- 
ing class-hours. Staff members 
from the community life office are 
encouraging on-campus residents 
to walk to class rather than drive 
so that commuter students and fac- 
ulty members may. However, on- 
campus students should remain 
aware of their safety and the po- 
tential security risks of walking 
alone at night. 

"Cantiga," a 13th century 
Spanish song, will be fused 
with "Ballad of Little Sadie," 
a traditional folk piece. The 
artists rely on instinct to re- 
produce the music that once 
thrived so long ago. "We have 
no living links to early music 
or how to perform it; we can 
only speculate on how it could 
have sounded." In doing so, 
HESPERUS, keeps with tra- 
dition by performing in an 

improvisatory manner. Lan- 
guages also play an important 
role in fusion music. Quechua 
(Peru), Chilidugu (Chili), Na- 
tive American Nahuatal, and 
Canichana (Bolivia) are only a 
few of the languages to be heard 
in the upcoming performance. 
For the music lover with diverse 
interests, this trio is sure to be a 
favorite. The musical styles are 
as varied as the instruments they 
play. Cajun, folk and ragtime 

music will be heard along with 
early medieval and Renaissance 

Students are strongly 
encouraged to attend this per- 
formance, which has been said 
to be "eclecticism at its very 
best" It is a concert with great 
entertainment value, and one 
that will certainly leave the lis- 
tener with a lighter heart It will 
be an opportunity to travel back 
in time through music! 

SAA to boost membership 

By Jonelle Thomas 
News Editor 

The Student Alumni Association is a campus organization that works to promote in- 
creased involvement (social and professional) of university alumni with present students. Upcoming 
events mclude l)a mentoring program of alumni in various career fields with interested students, 
2)Movie Nights in the library screening room, and 3)Planning for Homecoming and Alumni week- 
ends. For more information concerning any or all of these activities, contact co-advisors Roby Hill at 
364-8439, or Pari Smart at 365-2696. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 14, at 5 p.m. in the 
small dining room. 

Oglethorpe Student-Alumni Association 

Mentor Program Application 



School AddressL 

School Phone: 

Year of Graduation: 

Please check the area(s) listed below which best describes your career interest 







Business (General I 
Office Support) 




Please describe you career field of interest, types of job responsibilities in more detail in order to 
obtain a better match from among the alumni mentors (especially if you marked a broad field, such 
as business). 






Service industry 



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Big year planned for students 

By Gina Clance 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Although many stu- 
dents do not know the members 
of the University Program Com- 
mittee, everyone will be famil- 
iar with the activities they plan 
this year. 

The 1993-94 UPC 
events calendar is full of con- 
certs, lectures and theatre pro- 
ductions, and committee mem- 
bers feel they have accom- 
plished their goal once again — 
to provide cultural program- 
ming for students, faculty and 
staff as well as the community 
at large. 

Dr. Michael Rulison is 
teaching a course this fall en- 
titled "The Physical Sciences: 
Cosmology," and the UPC was 
able to incorporate a Cosmology 
Lecture Series into its calendar 
to complement the new core 
course. The class, according to 

Dr. Rulison, will "provide an 
introduction to and investiga- 
tion of the three cornerstones of 
man's modem view of the physi- 
cal universe." Three well- 
known cosmologists will be vis- 
iting campus this fall as part of 
this series — Edward Kolb (Sep- 
tember 1 5), head of the NASA/ 
Fermilab Accelerator Labora- 
tory in Illinois; Heinrich 
Eichhom (October 6), professor 
of astronomy at the University 
of Florida; and Virginia Trimble 
(November 4), professor of 
physics at the University of Cali- 
fornia, Irvine. Each lecture will 
be held in the Talmage Room 
in the Student Center at 7:30 

The UPC has chosen to 
focus on quality rather than 
quantity this year with two ex- 
ceptional programs. Two mu- 
sical events, The Hesperus 
Crossover Trio (September 24) 
and Cotton Patch Gospel 
(March 4), promise to entertain 

and draw large crowds. 

Hesperus is an interna- 
tionally known group that per- 
forms an infectious mixture of 
old-time American and classic 
European music. Renaissance 
and medieval selections share 
the stage with blues, Cajun, rag- 
time and vaudeville styles. The 
Cotton Patch Gospel program, 
which is being co-sponsored by 
the Programming Board, has 
been described as a 'legslappin ' 
hoe-down of a story that retells 
the gospels of Matthew and 
John — translated into present 
day Southern vernacular." 

Lectures by various 
scholars have always found a 
place on the UPC calendar, and 
1993-94 is no exception. Along 
with the Career Services Office, 
the UPC is sponsoring Donald 
Asher (November 3), who will 
advise students on the best ways 
to get into graduate school. 
Pamela Jensen, a political sci- 
ence scholar, is scheduled to be 

Security report released 

Compiled by Harold Johnson 
Director of Oglethorpe Security 

The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), as recently 
enacted by the Federal Government, requires that all institutions of higher education publish informa- 
tion about campus security policies and crime statistics. An annual notice is required to be distributed 
to employees and students by September 1 of each year disclosing statistics for the prior calendar year on 
certain crimes that are in the Security records. The initial notice issued September 1, 1992, reported the 
incidents of crimes on campus for the period of January 1 - December 3 1 for the years 1990 and 1991. 
This notice includes statistics for the period January 1 - December 3 1, 1992, as well as a clarification for 
the years 1990 and 1991. 




Crimes To Be Reported 

Reported in 1990 

Reported in 1991 

Reported in 1992 




Aggravated Assault 


Larceny Theft 








Vehicle Theft 




Drug Arrests 

Liquor-Law Violation Arrests 

Weapons Violation Arrests 

Incidents of larceny thefts (which do not involve forced entry) were previously reported under burglary 
for 1990 and 1991. 

Information on campus safety and security, including the Security Department responsibilities, 
Traffic and Parking Regulations, and helpful hints to avoid security problems is distributed each fall and 
throughout the year. If additional information or clarification of Security policies and procedures are 
needed, please contact the Vice President for Student Affairs in the Emerson Student Center (Telephone 
Number: 364-8336). 

on campus in the spring, and 
other lecturers are planned. 

All UPC events can be 
found on the Arts and Ideas cal- 
endar posted in many locations 
around campus. If you have 

suggestions for future UPC pro- 
gramming, please deliver them 
in writing to the Public Rela- 
tions Office or to any commit- 
tee member. 

Career Corner 

By Katherine Nobles 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Over the summer the 
Career Planning and Placement 
Office changed its name to Ca- 
reer Services. Katherine 
Nobles, the Director, is available 
to assist you with applying 
for internships, in exploring ca- 
reer options and in job search 
preparation. Career 
Services is located in the Stu- 
dent Center. 

September Dates to 
"Resume Writing Workshops: 

Monday - Friday, Sep- 
tember 13 - 17, 12:00 noon 
(Choose one). 

Glass meeting room, Student 

Interview Preparation 

Monday - Friday, Sep- 
tember 20 - 24, 4:00 p.m. 
(Choose one). 
Glass meeting room, Student 


"Career Day, co-sponsored by 
Emory University, Agnes Scott 
and Oglethorpe: 

Monday, September 
27, 9:30 a jn. - 4:30 p.m. Emory 
University, Cox Hall, Asbury 



BER 22 . 

"Wcidwami Night, (pro- 
nounced Wicked Wammy) or 
What Can I Do With a Major In 

Wednesday, September 
29, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Talmage 
Room. Panelists will explore 
career options for business ma- 
jors in accounting, economics, 
finance, management, market- 
ing, and human resources. Stu- 
dents should bring dinner trays 
or bag meals to the Talmage 
Room. Special dessert coffee 

PB seeking 
new members 

By Clay Barrineau 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

We are looking for two dedicated individuals to assist 
the Programming Board in nuking decisions concerning anything 
social (for the most part) that happens at Oglethorpe. We decide on 
the bands, comedians, dancers, stripers, etc. who will perform here 
on campus. The Programming Board is composed of nine mem- 
bers: a senator from each class, the treasurer of O.S. A, Marshall 
Nason, and two students outside of O.S. A This application is for 
the position of the two non-O.S. A members. The Programming 
Board needs to make decisions in the best interests of the student 
population so as to have great student participation in planned so- 
cial events. We would appreciate interested students filling out the 
following questions and returning them to any O.S. A member. 

Application Questions: 

1) Why do you feel you are qualified for this posoition? 

2) What is your name, P.O. Box # (or address), telephone V> 

3) What do you think O.S. A needs to do in order to get better 
student participation with its social events? 

4) What do you think the Pope wears under his robe? 

Page i/The Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 


Changes occur in dining services 

By Theresa Liebarger 

With the start of the 
school year, both the cafeteria 
and the Bomb Shelter acquired 
new looks. The changes come 
as a response to student ideas 
and requests. 

In the cafeteria, the 
most noticeable change is the 
food contractor. The Service 
America Corporation, 

Oglethorpe's former food con- 
tractor, sold its higher education 
division to DAKA Oglethorpe, 
following this change, now has 
its contracts with the DAKA 
company. Although the cafete- 
ria has a new contractor, the ser- 
vice workers remain basically 
the same. 

Student requests and 
ideas brought about some other 
changes in the cafeteria. To 
answer student concerns about 
having healthier food, a new 
steamer was bought to cook veg- 
etables in a more nutritious 
manner. To add character to the 
cafeteria, decorations and pic- 
tures were added. This gives the 

cafeteria more of a diner atmo- 

The Bomb Shelter re- 
ceived a new look and a new 
menu as well. The canteen, now 
referred to as Ground Zero, now 
has an Italian menu. Hamburg- 
ers and french fries are no 
longer served to avoid duplica- 
tion of food served in the caf- 
eteria. The new Italian menu 
includes subs, sandwiches, 
pizza, and different types of cof- 
fee. To complete the atmo- 
sphere, umbrellas have been 
placed on the tables in the court- 

Students will still be 
able to use their meal plans in 
the Bomb Shelter. Students can 
charge S2.7S against their meal 
plans. If the total food order is 
over $2 75 , then the student will 
have to pay the difference in 

To accommodate stu- 
dent schedules, the Bomb Shel- 
ter has expanded its hours. 
Meal cards may be used during 
the following hours: Monday- 
Thursday 1 1 AM-2 PM and 5 
PM-7 PM Friday 1 1 AM-2 PM. 

Job Searching? 

Call Job Search Systems 


*Free consultation* 

* Student discount* 

*Group rate avaiable* 


September 21, 1993 

9:00 PM 


Tony Warner 

Director of Atlanta InterVarsity Chapters 
In The Talmage Room 

The Bomb Shelter's hours are 
as follows: Monday-Thursday 
11 AM-11 PM and Friday 10 

Two promotional plans 
are also being worked on to 
bring more business to the Cof- 
fee Club. It will involve a punch 
card by which thirty-six cups 
can be purchased for $10.00. 

The second promotional plan 
was the work of Robbie 
Romeiser. The plan is called 
Dollar Days. After 7 pm every 
night, prices will lowered and 
no item will cost more than 

The changes in the 
Bomb Shelter have been insti- 
tuted to benefit students. The 

food service personnel are inter- 
ested in hearing feedback from 
students for future changes, 
ideas, or comments. Every 
Tuesday at 3 PM the food ser- 
vice committee meets, and all 
students and faculty are wel- 
come to attend. A comment box 
ia also located in the dining 
room of the cafeteria. 

How to carry a house 
on your back: Part one 

By: Tim Evans 
Photography Editor 

Looking for a 
millionaire's vacation on a shoe- 
string budget. Try backpacking. 
If growing up to visions of the 
Marlboro Man and the occa- 
sional episode of Northern Ex- 
posure hasn't turned you on to 
the idea of exploring the outdoor 
wilderness, then maybe your 
pocket book will. Backpacking 
can be an inexpensively fun and 
rewarding vacation for a couple, 
friends, or even for oneself. But 
mind, it may not be for the weak 
at heart. 

I've found that the best 
way to test one's readiness for 
the first trip, is to ask oneself a 
few simple questions. For in- 
stance, ask yourself "Am I ready 

to forgo my hot shower, electric- 
ity, central heat/air and, most 
importantly, internal plumbing? 
Am I ready to hike several miles 
in a day with a heavy pack on 
my back? Will I be able to ne- 
glect my vanity for a few days 
(make-up does not travel well on 
sweaty faces)? 

If you answered yes to 
all of these questions, feel free 
to run outside, take off all your 
clothes and roll around in the 
dirt and leaves. You are ready 
for the wilderness. For those of 
you who aren't sold on the idea 
of a vacation without a hot- 
shower, free HBO or a hot-tub 
you might want to watch those 
nutty woodsy-types from a dis- 
tance and observe the reality of 
backpacking before you fall in 
love with the idea of backpack- 


Backpacking isn't for 
everyone. The rewards can ap- 
pear spectacular, but it takes 
hard work to find that perfect 
place. Many might prefer to see 
the wilderness on HBO with Sly 
Stallone dancing in the fore- 
ground claiming "Cliffhanger" 
status... it's much easier than 
getting there in person. That's 
O.K. for some, but if you aren't 
going to be happy until you 
climb your first ridge, reach 
your first summit, or hike 
through landscaping that makes 
you think the gods have a sum- 
mer home away from Olympus 
• stay tuned. There will be more 
to come about what to take, 
where to get it for ScheapS, who 
to call, and where to get more 
information about your dream 
vacation in upcoming issues (or 
M long as Sam will publish it). 

Dear Kat: 

I need your help because I think that I'm being whipped. Check it. I have a girlfriend but she 
is back home and I'm here. Well, there is this older woman who happens to be a grad student with lots 
of potential. Needless to say, she has hooked and reeled me in with all of her fancy things, and now, all 
I can do is sit and wait by the phone for her. I'm becoming her love slave — a puppet. I think about her 
all the time and I have to wait for her to decide the next time that we will be together. Miss Kat, have 
I lost control? 

— She's Got that Whip Appeal 

Dear Babyface: 

You need to check yourself because you are about to lose face. What in the world? Did you 
just forget about your girlfriend? Obviously, you thought that you were the man and that you were 
mack enough to bum the candle at both ends. 

First of all, you need to take care of business at home before you go off starting new affairs 
(that you cannot even handle). Now, get your mind off that old bag. She's been stringing you along 
like some hungry puppy, and I can't stand it. Be a man or pretend, at least. Didn't your mother ever 
tell you not to make yourself so available? Therefore, you sit and wait by the phone for no one. 

Honestly, you should go out and hang with the fellas or find some extra-curricular activities. 
Do whatever it takes, but never let anyone call on you when they finally feel like being bothered with 
you. That trick is taking you for granted. So, get some business about yourself and regain that control. 
Until then, she's the mack! ! ! 

Page 5/Ttie Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 


OU English Department hires new professor 

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By Brandon Gallaway 
Feature Editor 

This year will see 

many changes on Oglethorpe's 
campus-new classes, new stu- 
dents in unheard of numbers, 
and a new Greek row. Over the 
summer O.U. was graced with 
an addition to the English de- 
partment as well. Dr. Michael 
McClure is replacing Madelene 
Picciotto as both director of the 
writing program and the Aca- 
demic Research Center. This en- 
thusiastic educator comes to us 
with a PhD in composition and 
rhetoric. Dr. McClure studied 
English and Education at the 
University of Michigan at Ann 
Arbor for five years prior to re- 
locating to Atlanta. However, 
reading and writing are not his 
only passions; he left behind a 
fiancee in Ann Arbor - a fellow 
English major. When not teach- 
ing, Dr. McClure enjoys run- 
ning, attending football games 
and writing his own original 
works. He writes according to 
his fancy, he says, sometimes 
poetry, sometimes essays, some- 
times diortstorie^J^eAapsJuB 

versatility will make him the 
perfect man to teach this 
semester's journalism workshop 
- yet another new duty. 

What would make a 
man move from Michigan to a 
tiny school in Atlanta with a 
funny name? For Dr. McClure, 
it's all about teaching. He was 
attracted to Oglethorpe by the 
fact that the relatively small stu- 
dent body places emphasis on 
faculty-student relations rather 
than areas like research and 
publishing which are often 
stressed at larger institutions of 
higher learning. Dr. McClure 
believes that the most important 
part of teaching is direct en- 
gagement with students", and 
he enjoys interacting with stu- 
dents on a one-to-one basis. In 
particular, Dr. McClure likes 
helping students wrestle with 
life issues that are bound to ap- 
pear in the study of writing or 
literature. This is appropriate 
because this semester Dr. 
McClure is teaching two sec- 
tions of analytical writing - the 
newly-revised Composition I 
centered around five Core Ques- 

1) What are our 
present ways of understanding 
ourselves and the universe? 

2) How do these 
ways of understanding evolve? 

3) How do we 
deal with conflicts in our ways 
of understanding? 

4) How do we 
decide what is of value? 

5) How do we 
decide how to live our lives? 
Dr. McClure sees these ques- 
tions as "the heart of teaching 
writing". He stresses that writ- 
ing is much more than an exer- 
cise in grammar - it is impera- 
tive to create your own views, 
support them, and express them 

As it would seem, Dr. 
McClure has a hand in just 
about everything on campus this 
semester, including the Stormy 
Petrel itself. This year he will 
be aiding Dr. Brightman in ad- 
vising the newspaper. Dr. 
McClure is also directing 
Oglethorpe's rapidly expanding 
Academic Resource Center 
(ARC). The ARC, located in 
Goodman Hall, makes peer tu- 
toring available to all students 











in all subjects, and it now has 
more than twenty tutors. Dr. 
McClure is eager to let students 
know this resource is at their 
disposal, saying, "One of the 
exciting things is .. so many 
more people are involved this 
year." He also adds that the 
teacher often learns as much as 
the student in ARC endeavors. 
It appears Oglethorpe 

has made a wise choice in Dr. 
McClure - a talented man who 
is obviously willing to share hs 
gifts with O.U. students. Cer- 
tainly more faculty like him will 
help us all live up to our poten- 
tial. With so many empty shoes 
around here, we are glad to see 
Dr, McClure jumping in with 
both feet 

3r Michael McMlure replace* Madelen. Picciotto. photo by Tim Evens 

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OSA begins year with new officers 

By Robbie Romieser 

OSA President 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Hey! We're back! 
Back to those classes where we 
practice our rubber band shoot- 
ing techniques, back to those 
late nights when Lettermaii 
makes Aristotle that much more 
unappealing, and back to those 
glory days when food fights in 
the dining hall represent the best 
use for those eats on our plates. 
It's great to be back in school, 
isn't it? 

In addition to rubber 
band showdowns, Letterman 
marathons, and food fights, be- 
ing back in school means that 
the various student organiza- 

tions around campus are getting 
cranked up. Among these or- 
ganizations is the Oglethorpe 
Student Association (OSA). 
OSA's purpose is to enhance the 
educational experience of the 
student population at OU. We 
strive to do this in number of 
ways, such as by providing so- 
cial activities for students (like 
the annual Homecoming 
Dances, Casino Nights, and 
Stomp the Lawn concerts) and 
by meeting regularly with the 
OU administration to keep them 
in touch with student concerns. 
But most importantly, the OSA 
serves the student body by lis- 
tening and responding to the 
concerns of individual students. 
We, the members of OS A iden- 

tify and address students' con- 
cerns to the best of our abilities, 
but we require your constant 
feedback in order to know if we 
are serving you well. So. please, 
if you recognize a campus prob- 
lem, identify an improvement 
for the school, or possess any 
thoughts that will benefit the 
student body, please let OSA 

This is how you can let 
OSA know. OSA meetings are 
open to anyone wishing to at- 
tend. Executive Council meet- 
ings arc held every Monday at 
4:00 PM in the OSA Room 
across from the Student Center 
Post Office. Senate meetings are 
held every Wednesday night at 
10:00 PM in The Grenwald 

Alpha Phi Omega 
plans many fall events 

By Chris McDuffie 
Corresponding Secretary 
Alpha Phi Omega 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

I hope everyone had 
a good and restful summer. I 
know you're all ready for pack- 
ing in those projects and attend- 
ing those exciting committee 
meetings. Just to remind you of 
the officers: Jen Wyatt will serve 
with distinction as President and 

she won't take crap form any- 
one! The ever-so-energetic 
Kimberly Wilkes will serve as 
Vice-president of service. Jim 
Faasse (has his hair gotten red- 
der?) will be our Vice-president 
of membership. Melanie (what 
is her last name, anyway?!) will 
be our Fellowship Chairperson. 
Heath Coleman, who promises 
to completely memorize the 
constitution, will be our Parlia- 
mentarian Chris McDuffie will 

be our Corresponding Secretary, 
Joel Cox will be our Recording 
Secretary, and Sarah Henry will 
be our Historian. 

Everything went well 
with graduation and registra- 
tion. Coming up this fall, we'll 
possibly be working with the 
food bank, Chastain Stables, 
concessions stand at the Geor- 
gia Dome, the Atlanta Hunger 
Walk, Blood Drives, and much 

ICC asks for help on the 
organizational calender 

By Jamie Walker 

OSA Secretary 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

The Interclub Coun- 
cil will soon be meeting to co- 
ordinate organizational calen- 
dars in order to avoid schedul- 
ing conflicts. In addition to com- 
piling this basic logistical infor- 
mation, the ICC would also like 
to create an agenda of campus- 
wide goals on which 

Oglethorpe 's various student or- 
ganizations can collaborate. 
Lastly, it behooves all student 
organizations to be represented 
in the ICC because it is an im- 
portant forum at which issues 
which effect the university as a 
whole can be addressed. The 
ICC is also the most immediate 
liaison between student organi- 
zations and the Oglethorpe Stu- 
dent Association, thus the ICC 

serves as a valuable source of in- 
formation and resources for all 
campus organizations. 

In order to facilitate 
the development of this year's 
ICC, please submit a list of your 
organization's officers to 
Marshall Nason in Community 
Life. Also, please watch for an- 
nouncements concerning ICC 
meeting times which will be 
posted sometime soon. 

Room of the Student Center. If 
you cannot or do not wish to at- 
tend meetings, you can contact 
any OSA member individually. 
The names are as follows (fresh- 
man class president and sena- 
tors will be included after elec- 
tions in the coming weeks): 


Robbie Romeiser, President 
Rob Hutcheson, Vice-President 
Clay Barrineau, Treasurer 
Jamie Walker, Secretary 
Jason Fisher, Parliamentarian 
Brian Davis, Senior Class Presi- 

Alan Gibson, Junior Class 

Pat Mulheam, Sophomore Class 


Seniors: Tim Evans, Sam 
Hutcheson, Mary Catherine 

Cutcliffe, Angie Dickerson 

Juniors: Penny Brandt, Priti 

Kuvadia, Brian Fryman, Lu 


Sophomores: Jim Faasse, Mark 

Boyt, Jennifer Fowler, Reed 


Please keep an eye out 
for the Oglethorpe Student As- 
sociation. Let us know what we 
can do for the student body and, 
hey, let us know if we're not 
doing our job. See ya. 


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Page 1 /The Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 


If you are in a campus organi- 
zation, you must read this 

Dear Organization Leaders, 

When we set up the new page layout for the 1993-94 Stormy Petrel, we sought to address the problem of the Organizations pages. In past years there has been some 
misunderstanding, as well as misuse, of these pages. We hope that we, in cooperation with you and your respective organization, can address and correct these problems. 

These pages are intended as a medium for various organizations to voice themselves in this paper. In order for us to continue these pages, we need your contributions. 
We ask that your articles be S00-7S0 words in length and that they be intelligible to all readers. For further information, call 365-842S, or contact Sam Hutcheson or Brian 
Davis personally. 

Thank you. 

Sam Hutcheson 

If you are in a fraternity or so- 
rority, or are affiliated with the 
Greeks, you must read this 

Dear Greeks, 

Much as you may have inferred if you read the note to organizations in general, we at the Stormy Petrel wish to represent all Oglethorpe Students. In attempting to 
accomplish this, we are re-instituting the Greek Columns. In order for this to work, it is unequivocably necessary that we receive contributions from your organizations. 

Editorial policy concerning the Columns will be the same as all other policy. Like all organization articles, we ask that your contributions be 500-750 words in length, 
and intelligible to all readers. 

We have recently been in contact with a representative of Pan-Hellenic and the IPC. For more information, contact us at 364-8425, or contact Sam Hutcheson or Brian 
Davis personally. 

Thank you. 

Sam Hutcheson 

Deadline for Issue 2: 
Wednesday, September 

22, 5:00pm. 

Page B/Tha Stormy Pstrel/September 17, 1993 


Something off the top of my head 

By Kenl McKay 

I've been here three 
years and I'm still pissed off. It 
was the second week of my 
freshman year when I first at- 
tempted to draw a distinction be- 
tween fairness and justice in a 
class. Dr. Picciotto (who I love 
dearly and really miss) looked 
at me as if I had a hairy wart 
growing in the middle of my 
forehead, then proceeded to ig- 
nore me. I have since had the 
same experience with at least 
three other teachers. They say 
"Fairness, justice, whatever. 
They're the same thing." But - 
HELLO- they're not. 

Justice is a traffic light 
When it turns red, you must 
stop; extenuating circumstances 
are irrelevant. Justice is a fire. 
Whether you get shoved into the 
fire or intentionally stick your 
finger in, you will get bumed 
just as bad. Fairness, on the 
other hand, is what one might 
witness on a playground, or in 
England. Fairness is that 
infatiguable sense of fair play 

which we are trained to observe 
at all times and which invari- 
ably surfaces when people find 
that they are on the down side 
of a situation. Fairness would 
have been if the officer had let 
me off the hook when I slid 
through the red light attempt- 
ing to not hit another car on that 
rainy night in Kentucky. But 
hey, as is often noted, Life's just 
not fair. We all realize this, and 
this is my point 

There exists a natural 
set of causes and effects, respon- 
sibilities and consequences 
which we are all keenly aware 
of. and which we all must deal 
with on a daily basis. Water will 
wet, and fire will bum. It just 
doesn 't matter why you get your- 
self in the fire or water. That's 
justice. It isn't fair at all. When 
people first banded together to 
form a civil society, they quickly 
came to the realization that 
some people would cheat, some 
people would lie, some people 
would try to beat the system, and 
no one would ever have the in- 
sight or wisdom to discern what 
was fair for everyone in every 

Welcome from alumni 

Student Alumni Association provides many 
opportunities for success 

On behalf of our fel- 
low alumni, we would like to 
welcome both the new members 
of our community and returning 
students to Oglethorpe. We fully 
expect that you will find this to 
be an enjoyable and prosperous 

Oglethorpe is an insti- 
tution that is increasingly aware 
of the demands of success. Part 
of the success of schools of 
Oglethorpe's caliber is regular 
alumni-student involvement. 
Together with Roby Hill, 
Oglethorpe's Alumni Director, 
we founded the Student Alumni 
Association to help facilitate 
this involvement We urge you 
to support S AA's new President, 
Amy Zickus, join SAA, and 
avail yourself of the programs 
and services it will offer. 

We also need to know 
where you feel alumni involve- 
ment can make a difference. 
Please tell Roby, Amy, or your 

OSA representative when you 
find an opportunity for alumni 
to help an event be more suc- 

The alumni, through 
the Oglethorpe Alumni Associa- 
tion and the Young Alumni 
Club, will be visible on 
Oglethorpe's campus this year. 
We will work to help Oglethorpe 
develop into the South's pre- 
miere liberal arts college, and 
the best way to do that is through 
supporting student efforts. 

While we will develop 
our own programs, we believe 
that successful alumni programs 
begin by improving the current 
student's experience. We look 
forward to hearing from you. 

We wish all members 
of the Oglethorpe community 
continued success. 


Robert W. Drake '93 
Julian E. Pawlowski '92 

situation. Hence, they approxi- 
mated the natural order of 
things, assigning specific con- 
sequences to specific actions. 
For instance, if you skid through 
a red light (regardless of the fact 
that you might have been avoid- 
ing the worse evil of hitting an- 
other car), the officer will fine 
you $78.50. The action of run- 
ning the light has the artificial 
cosnequence of a fine just as the 
action of sticking a finger in the 
fire has the natural consequence 
of a bum. Just as surely as it is 
our individual responsibility to 
keep our fingers out of fires, it 
is our responsibility to follow the 
law, to not run the light, and if 
we act responsibly, we will not 
experience either the natural or 

legal punishments. 

Often, we hinder our 
understanding of how we relate 
to each other and to the world 
around us by not drawing this 
distinction between fairness and 
justice. It is so easy, and it is 
such a cop-out, to yell for jus- 
tice (meaning what we think is 
fair) when we feel that we have 
been wronged. Then, when jus- 
tice arives we often say "That's 
not fair". (As in "Officer you 
shouldn 1 give me a ticket; there 
were extenuating circum- 
stances") In either case we are 
not sure, or do not care, whether 
we are really referring to justice 
or fa imess, (and so for these pur- 
poses the words might as well 
be interchangeable.) Generally 

what we care about is ending up 
better than we were before we 
protested for justice/ fairness. 
To actually come to grips with 
how we relate to the natural jus- 
tice, and the sense of fair play, 
which both exist in the world 
around us, we must first become 
more acquainted with their ac- 
tual, individual definitions. 
This, it would seem, should be 
a very intergral part of a higher 
education, a part we may have 
been missing out on due to the 
fact that our teachers, like our- 
selves, find it easy to say, "Fair- 
ness, justice, whatever. They're 
the same thing." 

This first happened 
three years ago, and I'm still 
pissed off. 

An intolerance for intolerance 

By Jennifer Chiofalo 

In fear of sounding 
like someone who just pur- 
chased a t-shirt from Gadzooks, 
I'd like to make a request: Stop 
The Hate. Just stop it. Make a 
conscience decision and QUIT 
IT. I overheard my roommate 
discussing with someone the 
other day the recurrence of 
prejudice and racism as of late. 
She blamed it on the economy 
and how everyone is in such dire 
straits lately. Well L for one, 
don't buy it. Economy or not, 
there is simply no valid excuse 
for racism. This is the 90s, and 
I really thought we were smarter 
than this. I'm not pointing the 
finger and saying "you, you and 
YOU are racist; you are preju- 
diced against certain groups." 
No, I'm just generalizing for 
convenience's sake, and because 
I feel we all need a little slap- 
ping around, just for good mea- 

Lately I've encoun- 
tered such racist statements 
from customers at Underground 
Atlanta, where I work, who have 
asked me "if it was safe for white 
people to walk around down 
there," or if it was true "that 
black people had taken over all 
of Underground." 

I saw the skin-heads in 
Little Five Points hit an African- 
American man over the head 
with a bottle the other night. 

Sadly enough, I've 
been hearing the faint murmurs 

of general hatred more and more 
recently. Suddenly, even people 
who I considered decent have 
been letting their prejudices rear 
their ugly heads. For instance, 
my friend Larry works at the Dr. 
Stress cart at Underground At- 
lanta, and in talking with him 
recently about his new apart- 
ment near Georgia Tech, Larry 
suddenly blurted out, "I like 
where I live. It's away from all 
the fags. I'd never live in mid- 
town-that's where they all con- 
gregate. Stupid fags-I hate 
them." Gee, and I used to think 
Larry was above the ignorance 
of the stupid people. 

I certainly don't con- 
sider the commissioners of Cobb 
County to be decent people, but 
their recent decision not to fund 
certain theater performances of 
a homosexual nature still came 
as a surprise to me. As a former 
resident of Cobb County, who 
has personally locked horns 
with the commissioners on cer- 
tain issues in the past, the anti- 
gay decision was just one more 
headache in a long series of ag- 
gravations and disappointments 
from our elected leaders. 
Oglethorpe professor Douglas 
McFarland described it accu- 
rately when he explained that 
the leaders were afraid that in 
viewing a theater performance 
about homosexuals, we just 
might be able to see through the 
writer's eyes. Isn't THAT a dan- 
gerous thing? What if we were 
to actually be able to see another 
group's point of view? We 

might be able to empathize. 
Oooh, scary. 

I think its also scary 
that it's 1993 and bigots, neo- 
nazis, and homophibics still ex- 
ist I consider these descriptions 
to be interchangeable, but the 
ones whom they describe like to 
stress that bigots, neo-nazis, and 
homophobics are all different, 
separate groups with their own 
special characteristics. They all 
have one characteristic in com- 
mon, though: stupidity. I have 
to admit, myself, that I have a 
prejudice: I have high contempt 
for intolerant people. 

These examples are 
only a few chance incidences 
that I happened to witness as of 
late. Who can even begin to 
name all the occurrences of 
prejudice and irrational hate 
that happen at every minute of 
every day? We as a society have 
come so far in our development, 
yet at times we seem to take one 
step forward and three steps 
back. The element of racism 
and violence is getting tiring. I 
can't offer a solution to this re- 
occurring problem, nor can I 
cleanly separate the groups who 
fall victim to such prejudices. I 
can, however, offer food for 
thought: instead of using the 
characteristics that make us dif- 
ferent from each other to fuel the 
fires of hate, or to force each 
other apart; start looking at 
these attributes as qualities 
which make each one of us even 
more special and valuable. 

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The Palmetto Bugs suffer injustice 

By Chopper Johnson 

Friends of Equality 
and Brothers of Freedom, it is 
time for us once again to unite 
and stand against a common foe. 
The problem, as I am sure 
you are aware, is that of the 
administration once again look- 
ing on those below it as simply 
numbers to be dealt with, while 
forsaking their feelings and 
comforts. I am speaking of the 
trials and tribulations of our 
friends slightly down the food 
chain, the common and friendly 
Palmetto Bug. That's right, 
people. It is time for us to stop 
crying over our trivial over- 
crowding problems, and think 
about our little brethren on the 
floor. According to reports from 
the Nation Society for the Suc- 
cessful Non-Violent Co-Exist- 
ence of the Palmetto Bug and 

Man (NSSNVCEPBM) some of 
these brave creatures are having 
to cram 40, 50, even 60 insects 
to a suite. 

There have been several unsub- 
stantiated reports from Alumni 
of the single suite populations 
ranging well over 100 (Just talk 
to anyone who lives there!) . To 
compound matters, I have docu- 
mented reports from my floor 
level companions of having to 
dodge as many as ten separate 
feet in their daily jaunts from the 
toilet to the fridge. Several 
people have suggested that each 
dorm be given that updated ver- 
sion of the conventional 
RoachMotel, the newly rede- 
signed and redecorated 
RoachCondo. This insensitive 
proposal has been shunned by 
the NSSNVCEPBM for two 
very important reasons. The fust 
of these is the well-known du- 
bious safety records of these wee 

What a culture shock... 

ByPaulina Van Ulie 

Is everybody running 

around with a gun? Does ev- 
eryone live in skyscrapers? Do 
these people eat junkfood in 
front of the television all day 
(Before you come here you see 
that as something positive)? Is 
this what America is like? 

All this is as much the 
truth as that holland (where I 
come from) is part of 
Scandinavia, that everybody 
there walks around in wooden 
shoes everyday and that people 
speak German there. 

Anyway, what is it that 
strikes you when you are fresh 
from the Netherlands (yes, that 
is the same as Holland) and you 
walk out of the plane in Atlanta? 

First of all everybody 
seems so extremely kind! Ev- 
erybody asks you how you're 
doing, where as in Holland 
you'll hardly mumble some- 
thing to someone you do know. 
Quite soon, however, you find 
out that people don't really care 
about your cat being ill or that 
your car broke down. But it 
sounds very kind, anyway. 

Of course there are a 
lot of other things to get used to 
here: the climate (but they re- 
ally help you get used to heat 
fast in Schmidt Hall with a non- 
functioning air-conditioner) and 

speaking American all day long. 
One of the biggest problems I 
encountered though was an- 
swering the phone. Why don't 
Americans just say who they are 
when they answer the phone? 
Things get so complicated. 
"Hello." "Hello, this is Maggy." 
"Oh." "Can I speak to Andrew." 
"Speaking..." How about the 
dutch way? "Hello, this is 
Truus." "Oh hi, it's me Yenda, 
how are you doing?..." Maybe 
I'll get the point later, until that 
time I'll play the "guess-who's- 
who game." 

Talking about games. 
There's something I don't quite 
get. How come that in a coun- 
try that is known for its violence, 
a mass event like a Braves game 
can pass off without major inci- 
dents? In Holland whole shop- 
ping centers are being torn 
down after a soccer game and 
extra police forces are needed to 
keep the spectators from doing 
worse things? (Is it a lack of 
excitement? Don't you have the 
straight from the heart happi- 
ness or disappointment? Or did 
I just seriously offend some 
people here?!?) 

As you see, this land 
keeps surprising me, but I 
slowly get used to all your cus- 
toms and I have the feeling that 
I'll have a lot of subject matter 
when I go back to Holland, 
maybe an article called: "Com- 
ing back to the Netherlands."? 

confines. The second, and more 
tragic of the two, is this insen- 
sitive reference to our compan- 
ions as roaches (the vile disgust- 
ing disease carriers) when we 
are in fact talking about our 
friends, those sweet and cud- 
dly Palmetto Bugs. 

A representative of the 
NSSNVCEPBM was not able to 
be reached for comment on this 
gross injustice, but the well 
known insectoid author archie 
was quick to let his displeasure 
be known: "it isdisgraceful. 
There was a time when we were 
respected and feared; now we 

are just stepped oa Then we 
were stepped on too, but it was 
out of respect," A resident as- 
sistant who prefers to remain 
nameless offered this solution, 
"When the Greek housing is fin- 
ished, that should solve a lot of 
the problems with bugs in the 
dorms. For those that don't 
naturally migrate to the more 
familiar surroundings, the uni- 
versity is planning to set up a 
micro bussing network." Thank 
you, Unnamed Informant. And 
to the rest of you, I simply say, 

My worst nightmare 

Racisim evokes fear among many people 
in today's world 

By Brandon Gallaway 
Feature Editor 

Everywhere we look 
these days, there are headlines 
about race relations - Rodney 
King., Reginald Denny, the 
black tourist set afire by white 
men in Florida. Coming from 
Mississippi, 1 thought I knew 
something about prejudice and 
race relations. Unfortunately, 
this summer I learned more than 
I ever wanted to know. A few 
weeks ago, my cousin and her 
boyfriend came to Atlanta for a 
visit. We were leaving the gates 
of Six Flags when we heard an- 
gry voices behind us. Two black 
boys (and I say boys because 
neither of them could have been 
older than fifteen) were appar- 
ently offended by my cousin's 
cigarette smoke. When I asked 
that they leave us alone, the 
older one spewed at me some of 
the most vile, racist, misogynist 
language I have ever heard in 
my twenty-one years on this 
planet Suddenly I was in the 
midst of a racial incident. To 
them I was just a white bitch 
whose life meant nothing. They 
told me so. 

All sorts of thoughts 
ran through my head. Should I 
have kept my mouth shut? 
Should we run? Where was all 
this hatred coming from? Might 
this child have a gun? (Having 
had a gun pulled on me earlier 
this summer by another black 
youth at the Waffle House where 
I worked has made me fright- 
fully aware of this possibility.) 
Because we were so close to the 

park, I reasoned that we were 
probably safe. After some fur- 
ther trading of insults, they left 
us in peace. My cousin and her 
friend were terrified. However, 
they realized that this was only 
one of many black people we 
encountered that day - and most 
of them were just like us. 

How do we make sense 
of incidents like these is an in- 
creasingly violent world? First 
of all, let me say that the fact 
that these kids were black and I 
am white makes no difference. 
Racists come in all colors, 
shapes and sizes. They are all 
equally dangerous, armed or 
not. When we begin to arbi- 
trarily hate people on the basis 
of groups to which they belong 
(racial or otherwise), we devalue 
all human beings. No one 
should be treated the way I was 
treated that day; the sad reality, 
however, is that more and more 
people face this kind of hate 
each day. The danger in this is 
that racism is contagious. One 
bad experience can perpetuate 
the fear and hate that we as edu- 
cated people should be working 
to eradicate. However, studies 
indicate that racial intolerance 
is more prevalent in young 
adults than in older ones. What 
kind of world are we creating 
for ourselves? Extremists talk 
of an inevitable race war. This 
is my worst nightmare. My 
cousin and her boyfriend are 
right; most people- black, white, 
yellow, red, or green - are just 
like us. We're all human. If we 
forget that, we all have many 
more long, hot summers in front 
of us. 

Something Special 
From Tim... 

By Tim Evans 
Senior Class Senator 

Dear Editor, 

I'm disturbed by the 
latest developments in the Up- 
per Quad. This is my fourth liv- 
ing on campus in the Upper 
Quad, and I believe the recent 
actions of the housing staff con- 
flict with the aims of building 
community life. 

Last Friday, a group of 
students was gathered between 
Trustee and Dempsey, talking. 
It was shortly after midnight. 
The facts are still unclear, but 
they were ordered to disperse, 
and some students were written 
up. I passed the group, and 
nothing seemed out of the ordi- 
nary for a Friday night. But 
something was. 

For those of us that can 
remember a time when Traer, 
the Student Center, and the Up- 
per Quad were all but barren on 
the weekends, the seemingly 
new policy of strict enforcement 
of housing rules is a painful re- 
minder of what Oglethorpe is 
like without a life after 12:00 
AM on the weekends. One 
would hope that the housing 
staff is chosen, in part, for its 
good judgement and ability to 
control situations without 
impeading community life. Per- 
haps that is not the case. The 
way I see tit, there are some ad- 
vantages and disadvantages to 
strict enforcement Til define 
what I mean by strict enforce- 
ment as enforcement to the let- 
ter of the housing handbook. 
IVe listed some of the advan- 
tages and disadvantages below. 
You decide what you think is 
important for yourself. Voice 
your opinion, Pve voiced mine. 


- We have order and quiet after 
12:00 AM. 

- It makes the RD's job easier: 
RD's ass is covered at all times; 
no gray areas; no need for dis- 

- No Braves on the Quad. 

- No noisy students outside. 

- No on-campus gatherings af- 
ter 12:00 AM. 

- No students bothering the RD. 


- Absolute order and quiet after 

- It makes the RD's job tougher: 
accused of Gestapo policing; no 
cooperation; diminishing re- 
spect and credibility from stu- 
dents; students make noise; stu- 
dents dont play fair. 

- No one outside to talk to. 

- No tolerance. 

- No students talking to the RD. 

- No Braves on the Quad. 

Page 10/Hie Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 


Wednesdays in hell: A taste of Club Fetish 

By Kim Jones 

Three amateur 

Atlanlians entrust their lives to 
the hands of an Oglethrope 
transfer student form the At- 
lanta area, and jump into a 
lighted cab heading for the big 

We stand outside the 
club like children on Christmas 
morning, anxiously awaiting 
our turn to show out proof of 
maturity and enter the "big- 
town" club. Upon entering we 
are over-whelmed by the blast 
of industrial music and cigarette 
smoke. Nervous, we sit and 
watch a man dancing with a 
wall as his partner, women 
dancing in cages. The dancers 
work here. They wear next to 
nothing, as do most other people 
in the club. The little they do 
wear is made up of chains, 
leather, and lace, 100% black. 

Our guide, Explains 
that the professional whipper is 
sick, so we will not be seeing a 
whipping tonight. After a 
while, the show begins. A man 
lies on a table, and is blind- 
folded. One of the ladies begins 
spraying whipped cream on his 
chest, arms, and legs, followed 
by chocolate syrup that runs 
down his thighs. She, another 
girl, and a male dancer lick him 
from head to toe, stopping oc- 
casionally to feed each other, or 

lick each other's faces. As I 
watch them, I can not help be- 
ing envious of the confidence, 
and amazed with their show. 

The music slows down 
a little bit and the crowd begins 
to dance a little closer. Its as if 
some cosmic force had opened 
the eyes of the entire crowd, 
making everyone on the dance 
floor extremely aware of their 

At 2 am, this party is 
still intense, but we make our 
way to the telephone, call a taxi, 
and head back to campus, all the 
time talking about the most awe- 
somely strange time we had just 
had. People had said we might 
feel awkward or "out of place." 
This is not the case. The club 
was different, to say the least. I 
have never seen so many people 
with so little clothing, and so 
much prideful spirit. I have 
never seen a show like the one I 
saw that night either, but it was 
interesting to see. The inten- 
sity in the crowd during the 
show alone was enough to keep 
me interested. Whether there to 
dance, see the show, or be part 
of the show, the crowd was gen- 
erally aware of themselves and 
their bodies without shame. 
This club is not the place for 
everyone, but as Mary Lynch 
said, "I didn't feel as out of place 
as I thought I would. Anyone 
could fit in, as long as they act 
like themselves." It is definitely 






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I got the chance to 
speak with one of the dancers, 
Scott Cloud, a financial analyst 
and mortgage broker. When I 
asked him about his dancing at 
Club Fetish, he spoke to me 
about his intrigue when he first 
saw the show. He became in- 
terested in the submissive as- 
pect, and in being involved. The 
shows range from whipping, 
candle wax being poured on the 

body, human sundae extrava- 
ganzas. When asked about the 
pain, he replied, "Pain is an sen- 
sation people don 't get a chance 
to experience on a day to day 
basis. People are taught to feel 
pain. If they can get past that 
fear, it can be a pleasurable ex- 
perience." For me, Club Fetish 
was a pleasurable. I have been 
twice now, and will probably go 
again. It is a club of intense 
dancing, and a place to let your 

hair down and be your true self. 
Masquerade has three 
levels: Heaven, Purgatory, and 
Hell. On Wednesday night, 
Club Fetish, only Hell is 'open. 
This is where the dance floor is, 
and where the shows take place. 
Other nights at Masquerade in- 
clude: Tuesday - Xanadu, 
Wednesday - Club Fetish, 
Thursday - Old Wave, Friday - 
Rock-n-Rage, and Saturday and 
Sunday - Techno. 

What you Need to see... 

By Mary Lynch 

Recently I decided to 

go over to the theater and check 
out "Needful Things," the lat- 
est Stephen King book-tumed- 
movie. Having read the book 
and seen other attempts at con- 
verting King's novels to mov- 
ies, I naturally did not expect too 
much. The previews looked 
promising though, so I decided 
to give it a chance. 

The plot of the movie 
is pretty much congruous with 
that of the ■ .iv. with only slight 
variations. Basically, the Devi] 
moves into Castle Rock, Maine 
and opens up a sort of odds-and- 
ends store, called "Needful 
Things." The store just happens 
to stock items that are deemed 
priceless by the various citizens 

of the town. Each person would 
then buy their designated item 
and pay not with money, but in 
return for some deed. Eventu- 
ally it becomes apparent that all 
the deeds tie together, and the 
result is total chaos in the town. 
This is revealed to the audience 
through the eyes of the sheriff 
of Castle Rock, who is the hero 
of the story. 

The movie was very 
well done, with good special ef- 
fects (the movie ends with a 
bang, literally), and very good 
performances by all the actors. 
The musical score was also well 
chosen, and provided excellent 
throughout the movie, having 
the Ave Marie play in the back- 
ground while two women slice 
each other to death, for ex- 

I would highly recom- 

mend this movie to anyone who 
is neither squeamish nor an ani- 
mal rights activist (one scene 
features a skinned dog hanging 
in a closet), and to anyone who 
has not read the book, for even 
though this is one of the best at- 
tempts to turn a King novel into 
a movie, time and time again it 
is proven that it just can not be 
done. King's novels are just far 
too complex to be covered in a 
two hour movie, and after hav- 
ing read the book L for one, am 
always disappointed when some 
detail that I considered vital is 
left out. 

However, it's a great 
movie when judged indepen- 
dently and not in contrast to the 
book, and I think anyone who 
goes to see it will consider it 
time and money well spent. 

Playmakers perform Shakespeare 

By Yolanda Hemadez 

Next month the 
Playmakers will be performing 
the Shakespearean comedy 
"Love's Labour's Lost." The 
main plot concerns the humor- 
ous story of a king and three 
friends who decide to seclude 
themselves for three years from 
wine, women and song in order 
to focus on their studies. How- 
ever, when the Princess of 
France arrives on business with 
three of her friends, the men lose 
sight of their initial ambition. 
The theme of wanting what you 
cannot have unfolds as the men 
pursue the women and the 
women tease the men. 

"Love's Labour's Lost" 
will be enacted in the Lupton 

Auditorium October 14th, 15th, 
and 16th at 8:00 PM and Octo- 
ber 17th at 2:00 PM. Students 
who have previously paid their 
activities fee are admitted free 
by simply presenting their 
school identification. However, 
to sit in the reserved section in 
the front of the auditorium stu- 
dents are urged to pick up a 
ticket in L-3 1 5 prior to the show. 
Faculty will be charged S2.00 
and the general public $6.00. 
On November 20th 

and 21st Alpha Psi Omega will 
be performing two one-act 
plays. One production will be 
"The Show Must Go On," and 
the other has yet to be decided. 
In February, "Thirteen 
O'clock," a children's musical, 
will be preformed. An all male 
drama about child will be the 
Playmakers focus for Spring. 

So mark your calendar 
for next month's amusing pro- 
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Craig Karges brings illusions and telepathy to OU 

By Chris Brown 
Entertainment Editor 

Not long ago some 
friends and Idecided that David 
Copperfield was in fact the 
devil- 1 mean, who has to this 
day figured out how he made the 
jet dissappear? Or the Statue of 
Liberty? The illusions he cre- 
ated were of such an imagina- 
tive power that no rationality ( 
that I'm capable of, anyway) can 
make simple sense of it.. Rather, 
w/ such feats the mind gives 
over to the magic its greatesr 
wonder, it participates in the 
world of possibility, the super- 
natural, the spiritual. Devil? 
Probably not. But certainly a 

gift entertainer of the mind. 
Magic of the mind 
It is fitting that one of 
our first shows of our year deals 
with precisely this kind of 
facination. Craig Karges, a 
mental ist, ESP showman, and 
illusionist will bring his award 
winning talent to lupton Audi- 
torium, September 16 at 9:00 
p.m. His show, called Magic of 
theKfind, challenges the brain's 
capacities and our depth of un- 
derstanding. Not only will he 
perform such things as " Levi- 
tation," but will work with the 
audience in making predictions 
( that will come "true" during 
the course of the show!), call- 
ing off serial number of random 
bills, mystically linking finger 

rings borrowed from viewers 
and in producing a pre-written 
description of someone's dream 
car. At one point he wil literally 
risk his payment for performing. 
He will place his check in one 
of several envelopes and let a 
viewer chose which envelopes 
to bum. Hopefully, the last re- 
maining envelope will contain 
his money- hopefully, because 
there have been times that he 
has given free performances this 

Like Copperfield he 
does not reveal the secrets be- 
hind his illusions. But, unlike 
the Devil, he has an underly- 
ing message: the power of the 
mind. Those things invisible 
that seem beyond reason, are ac- 

tually within the limits of our 
brain. Says Karges; " We only 
use to 20 percent of our minds. 
Think about the capabilities that 
must lie within that 80 to 90 
percent of our unused minds." 

Karges has performed 
around the country at colleges 
and universities, and was Enter- 
tainer of the year in 1991 : as 
well, he gives seminars and mo- 
tivational performances of busi- 
ness and cooperation and re- 
mains in high demand as 

Above all, is he an en- 
tertainer, Devil? Probably not. 
But, Magic of the Mind prom- 
ises to be a facinating experi- 
ence. Who knows, maybe it will 
even be free. 

Arts Festival provides culture and enjoyment for all 

By Jennifer Chiofalo 

The 40th Annual 
Arts Festival of Atlanta is here! 
Literally, by the time you read 
this article, it will almost be 
over. If you haven't been yet you 
don't know what you're miss- 

Nationally acclaimed, 
the Arts Festival is getting even 
better with its old age. This year 
it has added even more visual 
and performing artists, which 
really stand as the foundation for 

the show. In the pavilion is a 
visual arts display called "The 
Language of Force." It is an 
exhibit which explores the fac- 
tors which lead to violence in 
America. The title of the ex- 
hibit is fitting in that its mes- 
sage is a strong one, and comes 
across as such. 

Moving into a lighter 
scene is the exhibit inside the 
bath house. Entering, you'll be 
greeted by an archway of 
vacuum cleaners and motorized 
rocking horses. 

The performance art- 

ists are also branching out (as 
hard as it may be to think that 
they could come up with any- 
thing more exploratory than in 
years past). This year's artists 
contain such elements as physi- 
cally disadvantaged performers 
and audience participation. 

Even if you have been 
in past years, this Arts Festival 
is one not to miss. The spon- 
sors have emphasized a more 
unified show, expanded to allow 
more than one artist in some of 
the 340 booths that make up the 
artist market. There is also the 

return of the really weird Bazaar 
Bizzoso, as if some of the art 
wasn't strange enough. 

So get out of your 
RollerBlades, take the money 
form your Ramen Noodle fund, 
and get to Piedmont Park before 
you realize too late what you've 

The Arts Festival of 
Atlanta runs from September 
11th to the 19th, 11 AM - 9:30 
PM (except for the last day 
which ends at 8:00 PM) at Pied- 
mont Park at Midtown. 


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Lallapaloozi i '93 has 
received mixed revit :ws; and 
ft om what I have hea rd it was 
tt ie smaller, lesser knc wn bands 
tl lat kept it togethe r. Word 
s) tread quickly about 9 uch bands 
ai > Rage Against the Machine 
a nd Front 242, who* s post-tour 
ii iterest thrust them i n the pub- 
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b and, whose new re alease Un- 
d ertow is sure to at tract equal, 
i f not greater, alter tion in the 
" alternative" music market. 

Tool's nev i disk is as 
s ubtly intriguing a s it is bla- 
t antly angry. The j niitar works 
I tetween high enei gy grooves, 
c crushing power riffc ., and almost 
melodic bridges/ solos. The 
i hythm section te nds towards 
t he heavy, head-bar iging variety, 
f ind often lacks on ginality; but 
I he group is smai t enough to 
i elax the beat (or d rop it out all 
t ogether) and let t he subtleties 
of the guitar/vc >cals come 
t hrough. Together , the musical 
s ound rages from < enthralling to 
1 lallucinatory, to c oke induced 
i -age to pot cloudec I dreaminess. 
Lyrically, however, 
t here are no tend er moments. 
' Ihe explicit lyrics (repeated use 
< if "luck") are not i mmature bra 
' ^ado, however—th ey fit into a 
i consistent mood. It's an "up- 
; (-our s" attitude, a kind of de 
i .non-like rage foui id in songs 
like "Sober" and "1 Intolerance, 
which scream out, perhaps 
Ironically, al social! y destructive 
forces - violence, dishonesty, 
and organized reli gion. Songs 
like "Crawl Away," " Swamp 
Song," and "Bottom" all look 
out into a frustrating universe, 
and, perhaps as a way of cop- 
ing, loudly curse it 

But there is playful- 
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'rage are numerous speeches, 
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bong hit for example), and a 1 5 
minute finale (track 69) consist- 
ing of animal noises and a dirge. 
All in all. their studio 
effort is powerful new music. 
Even if the Lallapalooza tour 
didn't knock you out of your 
panties, this disc is an enthral- 
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YEAH BOB by Darryl Klutkowskl 

C H AO S by Brian SMuster 


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Sam Huteheson 

Managing Editor: 
Brian Davis 

Comics Editor: 

David Barnhart 

Copy Editor: 
Steven Cooper 

Editorial Editor: 
Justin Hayes 

Entertainment Editor: 
Chris Brown 

Feature Editors: 

Angie Dickerson 
Brandon Gallaway 

Layout Editors: 
Ryan P. Queen 
Jason Thomas 

News Editors: 
Barbara Miller 
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Organization Editor: 

Priti Kuvadia 

Photography Editor: 
Tim Evans 

Sports Editor: 



Dary] Brooks 

Jennifer C hiofalo 

Yolanda Hernandez 


Chopper Johnson 

Kim Jones 


Theresa Linebarger 

Mary Lynch 

Tomika Powell 

Daniel Rosenthal 

Pauline Van Ulie 

Christie Willard 

Academic A dvisors: 

Bill Brightman 
Michael McClure 

THE Crossword 


8 SnWH 
10 Rum. mi 

14 Poet bird 

15 Pw^ianOUs 

16 — Liu 

17 Happening 

18 In ant's rtght 

19 Unde'a wife 

20 Bothered 
22 Old 

24 Lib animal 

25 Join together 

26 High regard 

30 Rusa. mountain 

31 End 

32 Giving totaling 

37 Mo Mo tl of dotot 

38 — Perk. Colo. 

39 Family member 

40 Ocean liner 

42 Liquid measure 

43 Word* of 

44 Impede 

45 Deeply effected 
49 Arthur of TV 
50Pre4. — G. 

51 Lend feeing 


56 Celebes p» 

57 Sototudo 


60 Give money to 

61 Gen. Robert — 

62 Subterfuges 

63 Existence 

64 Plant producer 

65 Boutique 


1 Kind of school 

2 Fine review 

3 Singer Burl 

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1 1 Awaken roughly 

12 — Oakley 

13 Not now 
21 Sheep 

23 "— lang syne 

25 Move slowly 

26 Abates 

27 Man'a attire 

28 Floor cover 

29 A Fitzgerald 

30 Loosen 

32 Pale 

33 Leave out 

34 Cheerio 

35 Part ol USA: 

36 Fat 

36 Perfumes 

41 Smalt amount 

42 Horseshoe 

44 vintage car 

45 Low marshy 


46 Neck adornment 
of hones 

47 Golf clubs 

49 Kind 

51 Gratis 

52 German: abbr. 

53 Too 

54 Actor WII — 

55 Gaelic 
58 Beer 


13 Reasons why Ogllethorpeshoul id 
host an Olympic ovent in 1996 

13) It'd bo fun telling a 350- -pound Russia n 

weighttifter that he had to put his beer in a cup. 
12) It'd be fun watching all the RA's r e a c t i o r is 

when the athletes celebrated duri ng quiet hours. 
11) It'd be neat having all o ur rooms redone ju: it 

like Killian's. 

10) It wouldn't cost the city a dime. . . work stud y 

could handle everything. 

9) With the revenue brougl it in the Stanton:; 

could re-landscape their yard (mc >re flowers!) 
8) It'd give us yet another c hance to get the Woo- 

druff PE center from Emory. 

7) It'd be fun watching sect, irity tow all the ille- 

gally parked cars during the ope ning ceremonies... 
6) Even the Petrel is better i than Whalizit... 

5) No chance of terrorism hi ae, Will Mullis can talk 

them to death... 

4) Overweight athletes can li ve in Third Floor Alumni 

and sweat off their weight... 

3) The athletes can live in the new Greek housing. 

It'll be ready by then, won't it? 

2) Runners can stay in sha pe by chasing roaches 

around the rooms... 
1) Speed bumps make excel lent hurdles... 


Melissa Stinnett: "Mix dless goons are people, 

Melbsa Stinnett: "I don 't want to go anywhere, I 
want to go somewhere." 

Melissa Stinnett: "Som stimes you have to pick 
the dead horse up off the ground a nd give it a swift kick in 
the butt." 

KimKimer: "I never say anything quotable. Bugs 
are flying up my shorts." 

Stacy Geagan: "Fwozer i." 

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Pag e 14/Tho Stormy Petrel/September 17, 1993 


Gieorgia football: Back in season, again 

By Sam Hutcheson 
Ed; ,tor-In-Chief 

When August swi ngs 
inl o September and the G> sor- 
gi. in summer begins giving ' * ay 
to autumn, you can be relath ely 
as sured of two things. F irst, 
sc hool will begin again, and sec- 

nd, but of absolutely no less im- 
p ortance to the communities 
v fhich thrive around those 
s chools, high school fool ball 

1 >egins a new season. 

Georgia is, and will 
. ilways be, a football state . In 
communities the size of this 
campus and smaller, the citi zens 
live and die with their sc hool 
colors. Trust me, I was 1 x>m, 
and lived my first eigh teen 
years, in just such a commi inity. 
Baxley, GA is a city of i bout 
twenty thousand located t hirty 
minutes south of Vidali; i (of 
onion fame) on US 1 , and a bout 
two hours away from anyl hing 
else. Draw a concentric c ircle 

around Macon-Savannah- 
Brunswick- Jacksonville, FL- 
Va id os La -Macon, look directly 
into the center, into that portion 
of the state which has a lot of 
trees and wild animals, and you 
will see my home town. It was 
there, in that seemingly insig- 
nificant dot on the state, that I 
acquired my great respect for 
high school football. 

Now understand, I am 
no great fan of football in gen- 
eral. At most, I see the game as 
a more barbaric form of basket- 
ball (i.e. something to watch be- 
tween baseball seasons.) But the 
high school game is quite dif- 
ferent. While the NFL pays 
large, violent men a lot of money 
to bash each other around, and 
college ball is little more than a 
training ground for professional 
headbashers, high school foot- 
ball serves a much more poetic 
purpose. (Yes, I did just use the 
word poetic in reference to the 
game of football.) 

Take for example, the 
above mentioned Baxley, GA 
Baxley is in many ways caught 
in a temporal loop. Often when 
I go home, I expect to see civil 
rights marches beginning in 
front of the court house. Much 
of my home town has yet to ad- 
vance beyond 1955. Blacks and 
whites seldom live in the same 
neighborhoods, the high school 
cafeteria is still as segragated as 
any physical wall or law could 
make it, and generally, people 
are truly afraid to do anything 
that is not customary. Baxley 
could be a frightening place, 
especially if you were not born 

But this is where high 
school football comes in. In 
small towns like Baxley, this 
game serves as the great equal- 
izer. When you step into Jimmy 
Swain Stadium, you cease to be 
a race, you cease to have a color, 
at least as far as pigmentation 
goes. You are either Red and 

All Dunn: My book o 1 useful facts 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Someone Special 

After working long 

hours this summer, we ha\ e fi- 
nally come up with an ao ;ept- 
able student codebook/ r and- 
book/piece of junk that sr lould 
help all of you students, both 
new and old, in getting ar ound 
this year. Feel free to add t o the 

Things to Remember: 

— The new fraternity am 1 so- 
rority house will eventuall y get 

— Good luck finding a pai -king 
place if you come back ti ) the 
campus after 11:00 p.m. 

— The dollar movie theat! ne off 
Buford Hiyhway costs $ 1.50. 
Go figure... 

— If the Briives make it I o the 
playoffs, don't expect quiet 
hours at the iihird floor, A lurani 
Hall. Come 

visit. Bring friends. 

— If you don't feel like < sating 
the food, get Cecil to mal ce you 
a ham & chei;se omelet.. 

— There arc; 10 speed bumps 
from the front entrance to the 
back parking lot. 

— Her name : is Gina am i she's 
a junior from Shiloh High 
School and sr ,e plays basl elbal i . 

— Inventing things for ; itudent 
life is perfect ly acceptab le. 

— Support your athletic pro- 
grams. . 

— Enjoy yourself.. 

— Go to class.. 

— Take notes for me while 
you're there.. 

People you need to 
meet and Why: 

— Dean Moore: If you get in 
trouble, you'll have to meet him 
anyway. Why not be assertive 
and make first 


— Brian Davis: He's the presi- 
dent of the senior class and a 
basketball player that shoots 
right-handed, lay-ups real good. 
He can steer you right.. 

— Tim Evans- Another 
senior..He's a good guy and will 
probably talk you into playing 
tennis here. I like 


— The women's tennis team: 
They're all babes.. 

— Steve Jobe- He's tall, but 
he's friendly and harmless.. 
Sure he'll make you watch " 
Spinal Tap" about 

six times, but he's okay af- 
ter that.. 

— Meredyth Grenier — She 
likes to eat, talk, listen to coun- 
try music and work out.. Go say 
hello to our volleyball/ basket- 
ball assistant.. 

— The blond-haired lady that 

runs the dining hall: Getting in 
good with the people that feed 
you is never dumb move.. 

— Bobby Holman — He came 
from a land far, far away, but we 
like him anyway.. 

— Beevus and Butthead... 

Some Suggestions For 
NoParticular Reason: 

— Keep a journal of your first 
year in college.. 

— Get real good at tennis, then 
go see the coach.. 

— Play 'Taboo" against Brooke 

— Put peer pressure on the soc- 
cer players to win us our first 
ever SCAC title.. 

— Drink lots of water.. 

— Say hello to a new freshman 
(not just the pretty ones!) 

— If in a bad mood, check out 
the movies "The Sure Thing," 
"Fletch," or "Stripes" from your 
local third floor alumni movie 

— Take a walk.. 

— Stay in touch.. 

— I gotta go.. 

P.S. Brooke, bring 
"The Couch Trip" back, it's a 
week overdue... Phil Wendel, 
Jill McLester, Kin Kimer, phone 
home... Sam Hutcheson, don't 
work so hard... 

Black (yes, we were very much 
patterned after Athens) or you 
are not. It is that simple. For 
three hours every Friday night, 
for three months, four if the 
team is good, one hundred years 
of fear and hatred and loathing 
are dismissed if not forgotten. 

Now, anyone could ar- 
gue that a football game is a very 
little thing in the search for ra- 
cial equality. You could say that 
I was overrating a simple small 
town tradition. You could say a 

lot of things. But until you have 
lived there, experienced the tra- 
dition, and seen the ways in 
which small communities vent 
fear and misunderstanding 
without open violence, do not 
feel you can judge. Trust me on 
this one. And the next time you 
see those high school scores 
flashed up on the sports report 
with the same importance of the 
latest Braves-Giants updates, 
remember, the surface of a sport 
is never the real thing. 

Men's Soccer shows great potential 

Jason Thomas 
Layout Editor 

Welcome back to the 
wonderful world of Stormy Pe- 
trel soccer. The OU soccer team 
is coming off a third place fin- 
ish in the SCAC last year. Their 
final record was 12-7-1, the best 
in over four years. Last season 
the Petrels also secured their 
first playoff berth in over four 
years. Unfortunately, the OU 
soccer team lost two very key 
players this year, Samson Desta 
and John Schaefer. At 
was thought that replacements 
for these two starters would be 
hard to find. 

Luckily for the Petrels, 
the freshman recruits have 
proven to be some of the most 
productive and talented fresh- 
man ever at Oglethorpe. 
Michael Turner has stepped 
into the midfield slot to assist 
in the easing of the loss of 
Desta. His speed and technique 
are of great value this season. 
Sophomore team member, 
Micheal Billingsley said, 
"Turner, also known as Ricky 
Racoon, will be an excellent ad- 
dition to the OU squad. He has 
good skill and is adjusting to the 
"hard core" style of play that we 
use." He already started for the 
Petrels in their debut match 
against Brandeis University. In 
the backfield, Jason Williams, a 
sophomore transfer student 
from Wake Forest, has proven 
to be a solid defender in the 
mighty Petrel defense. His 
stamina, skills, and aggressive- 
ness have been great assets to 
the defense. Another new de- 
fender, Dusty Bost, has proven 
to be an excellent freshman de- 
fender. He has already stepped 
in to give solid relief in the 
backfield. GiffBriggs has also 
shown some promise. Unfortu- 
nately, he was injured in the pre- 
season and may be forced to not 
play this year. If he is able to 

return this year, he will be able 
to contribute in the midfield and 
up front. Will Lukow com- 
mented, "If the freshman stay 
healthy and mature well, then 
they will easily fill the vacated 
holes left by the loss of Samson 
and Schaefer." 

All of these freshman 
are complimented by the tal- 
ented returning players. Will 
Lukow is back this year after 
being chosen for the All-South 
Team. Also, he received an 
Honorable Mention for the Ail- 
American Team and was SCAC 
Player of the Year. Lukow, a 
junior, is one of the captains and 
presently owns the school scor- 
ing record at fourty-seven goals. 
Fellow captains are senior 
Cameron Bread) and junior 
David Larette. Bready was se- 
lected for the Academic All- 
South Team and will provide for 
a solid central defender in the 
Petrel defense. Larette was se- 
lected as an All-Conference 
player. Other returning players 
with honors are: Senior Joe 
Akyempong, All-South; Junior 
John Nunes, All-Conference; 
and Sophomore Rob Fearon, 
All-Conference. There are also 
other returning players who are 
expected to contribute greatly to 
the OU soccer team. 

This season should be 
one of the most successful sea- 
sons for soccer ever at 
Oglethorpe. The team was 
ranked third in the conference 
during the pre-season, but this 
team could be the team that 
brings home the first SCAC 
schampionship to OU. Con- 
cerning the team's expectations, 
Lukow stated, "Don't expect 
anything and you won't be let 
down." Despite a slow start, you 
can't help but to expect some- 
thing good from this team. 
Come out and watch the men 
beat Centre College at 2:00 PM 
on Saturday, September 20. 

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Yet, another pennant race... Lady Petrels begjn year wjth confidence 

By Sam Hutcheson 

If you were inclined 
to do such a thing, which I am 
sure most of you are not, but if 
you were, you would be hard 
pressed to find a time of the year 
when I am happier than I am 
during late August, September 
and early October. As most ev- 
eryone who has had the oppor- 
tunity to know me for any ex- 
tended time is sure to know, I 
live, breathe and die baseball. 
Baseball is as close as I can see 
to Divine Intervention into the 
modern world. So it really 
should come as no great shock 
that the point where the pennant 
races get serious is the point 
where my life takes on just a 
tinge more of meaning. With 
that in mind, I present to you 
some generic thoughts on the 
season thus far... 

August 24, 1993: At- 
lanta trails San Francisco by 6 
1/2, the closest they have been 
since the All-Star break. Dunn 
Neugebaur. Quote, "Sam, I'll 
be damned if the Braves aren't 
going to win this thing." As of 
1:30am, September 10, Atlanta 
trails the Giants by one and a 
half and the Cards just hit a 
grand slam to take a 9-2 lead 
into the seventh. 

My greatest hope and 
greatest fear is very much pos- 
sible this year. The Braves are 
not only chasing the Giants, but 

they are doing so in such a way 
that most will be surprised if 
they do not catch them. The 
White Sox are currently "cruis- 
ing" with a five game lead in 
the AL West. This could quite 
possibly be the year of the 
Braves-ChiSox Series. 

First, the hope. Gant, 
Justice, McGriff versus Black 
Jack MacDowell. Roc Raines, 
Robin Ventura, and Frank "The 
Big Hurt" Thomas, (Is he God?) 
versus Glavine, Maddux, Avery, 
Smoltz. Even more so, the 
chance to be within a city block 
of Bo Jackson. 

Now the fear. Who the 
hell do I cheer for? 

Why has Kent Mercker 
not been our fifth starter all 
year? In three starts he has 
given up six hits. HITS. Not 
runs, HITS. What was Pete 
Smith's ERA, 7. 127 Once again 
the managerial strategy of 
Bobby Cox confounds and 
amazes me. 

What the heck hap- 
pened to Mike Stanton? 

Who the heck is Greg 

Where the heck is Javy 

If the Expos actually 
pull off the run of the century, 
(read as "if the Phillys pull of 
the choke of the century") I will 
owe Steve Jobe a lot of bever- 
ages. Just in case, he called it. 

Intramurals at OU 

By Daryl Brooks 

Attention fel- 

LOWPETRELS!!! Did anyone 
out there play high school sports 
but figured college is a different 
level, so why bother? Well 
here's your chance. Intermurals 
are here. 

Oglethorpe offers 4 
intermural sports open to both 
men and women. The 
intermural season kicks off with 
football and continues with vol- 
leyball, basketball and Softball. 

Most teams are made 
up of fraternities and sororities, 
however intermurals are also 
open to independent teams. 

For those teams that 
battle in all four sports there is 
the prestigious Intermural Cup. 
This award is given on the ba- 
sis of overall record and sports- 

There are also indi- 

vidual awards for the best male 
and female athlete. Last year's 
recipients were Sean Hyde and 
Lori Green. 

This year's football 
season gets underway Sept. 20 
as Delta Sig attempt* to defend 
their title. Games will be played 
Friday and Sunday afternoons 
on the field inside the track. The 
season will run until Oct. 17. 
The schedules will be posted ei- 
ther Sept. 15 th or 16th. 

Each team will play 
each other once and there will 
be playoffs at the end of the 
regular season. Teams are made 
up of seven players and as many 
subs as are needed. 

Additional informa- 
tion can be obtained by contact- 
ing Steve Tate in the Athletic 

By Shelly Robinson and 

Kirsten I lanzsek 
Guest Writers 

1993 is a year of 

changes for the OU women's 
soccer team. Despite losing 
three seniors to graduation, the 
changes that have been made 
will allow for the best season, 
yet After losing Zoe Hughes, 
Dawn Roberts, and Danielle 
Oxford, the petrels are strength- 
ened by a talented freshman 

Also adding to the 

strength of the team isCoach 
Todd Yeltin. Coach Yeltin is 
also a history teacher at Tucker 
High School. He has brought a 
sense of stability and unity to the 
women's team this fall. 

Providing a strong 
base for Coach Yeltin are those 
players return from last season. 
These players include; striker 
Kirsten Hanzsek, midfielders 
Fawn Angel, Michele Ponte, 
Andrea Beasley, and Brooke 
Robertshaw, fullbacks Shelley 
Robinson and Patricia 
Villavincencio, and our star 

keeper Brooke Henier. 

Helping the returning 
players are Terra Winthrop, Jane 
Perkins, Kristen Herbert, Tirmie 
Waterston, Kim Williams, Me- 
lissa Lamb, and Dawn Bristol. 

The outlookfor this 
years Lady Petrels is a promis- 
ing one. They will be very 
compete! i ve in their conference. 
This years conference home 
opener is on Saturday, Septem- 
ber 18th at 12:00 PM versus 
Centre College. Come support 
and cheer the Lady Petrels. 

Upcoming Sports Events 

Men's Soccer 

September 18 versus Centre College at 2:00 PM at Home 

September 21 versus Toccoa Falls College at 4:00 PM at at Taccoa, Georgia 

Septemeber 25 versus Millsaps College at 2:00 PM at Home 

September 26 versus Rhodes College at 2:00 PM at Home 

September 30 versus Piedmont College at 4:00 PM at Home 

Women 's Soccer 

September 18 versus Centre College at 12:00 PM at Home 

September 22 versus Wesleyan College at 4:00 PM at Home 

Septemebr 25 versus Millsaps College at 12:00 PM at Home 

September 26 versus Rhodes College at 12:00 PM at Home 


Septemeber 17 versus Tennessee Temple at 6:00 PM at Chattanooga 

September 21 versus Spelman College at 7:00 PM at Spelman 

September 24 versus Centre College at 8:00 PM at Nashville 

September 25 versus Swanee and Fisk TBA at Nashville 


Septemeber 18 Georgia State Invitational 

September 24 Double Dual at Home 


October 1-3 Rolex Tournament at Emory 

October 7 Ladies versus Spelman at OU 

More Sports Schedules to Come Next Issue 

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The Stormy Petrel 

Volume 69, Issue 2 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

October 1, 1993 

Student's car 

Page 2 

Eating for the wrong 

Page 3 

The great backpack 
adventures part two 

Page 4 


Page 7 

"Yeah, I'm a Nerd" 

Page 9 

"Les Miserables" 

Page 10 

Annie Leibovitz's 

Page 11 

What's Hot.. 
What's Not 

Page 14 

Comics: 13-14 

Editorials: 8-9 

Entertainment: 10- 


Features: 3-5 

News: 2 



ProFile: 5 

Screentest: 11 

Soundcheck: 12 

Sports: 15-16 

Rush '93: It's finally over! 

By Chopper Johnson 
Production Editor 

After three 

weeks of intense Greek activ- 
ity, the parties and dinners are 
over. The bids have been sent 
and accepted or declined, and 
the brothers and sisters of the 
future have been announced. 
Oglethorpe Rush '93 is done. 
It was once again 
a successful rush, with a total 
of 46 fraternity pledges and 3 5 
sorority pledges. The break 
down of the bids and pledges 
were as follows: Delta Sigma 
Phi bid 24, pledged 1 1 and of- 
fered three wildcat bids; Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon bid 1 7, pledged 
nine; Kappa Alpha bid 16, 
pledged 12, and offered one 
wildcat bid; Chi Phi bid 12, 
pledged 1 0. Of the two sorori- 
ties, Tri Sigma accepted 20 
pledges, and Chi Omega ac- 

cepted 15. Fraternity bids 
were sent out on Friday, Sep- 
tember 1 7, with sorority bids 
going out on Saturday, Sep- 
tember 25. 

Fraternity Rush 
week this year offered its usual 

the rushees, the brothers of that 
fraternity, and two representa- 
tives of the other three houses. 
SAE and Chi Phi offered in- 
formal gatherings at their 
houses, while KA borrowed 
President Stanton's house for 


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Alden Carroll and Shannon Beehan just before bid day 


array of good food and enter- 
tainment. Each fraternity put 
on one open house and one 
dinner, which were attended by 

photo by Tim Evans 
their open house. Delta Sig 
offered a bit of a change of 
pace by staging a carnival in 
Emerson student center. Large 

amounts of candy and soon-to- 
be-dead goldfish were win by 
the rushees. The dinners were, 
as usual, one of the highlight 
of Rush Week, with the pro- 
spective being offered a range 
of food from hors d'oeuvres at 
The Peasant Uptown in 
Phipps's Plaza, where KA held 
their dinner, to a whole roasted 
pig at the SAE house. Delta 
Sig set out home cooked steaks 
while Chi Phi served beef ribs. 
On the whole, the dinners pro- 
vided a good atmosphere and 
great food. 

Sorority Rush 
Week began on September 20, 
and ended on September 25 
when bids were sent out. The 
week consisted of 
introductional parties every 
night. The first two nights 
were open, with each rushee 
visiting each both of the sorori- 
see Rusn on page 2 

O.U. museum highlights Roerich 

By Kim Jones 

Not many 

Oglethorpe students bother to 
venture all the way up to the 
third floor of the library. If a 
student was, however, to go 
upstairs on any afternoon 
Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m., 
they may be surprised to find 
a museum with a relaxing at- 
mosphere provided by back- 
ground classical music and 29 
paintings portraying the Hima- 
layan mountains and ancient 
Asian legends. This fall show 
of the Oglethorpe museum is 
one that will last until Decem- 
ber 1 2. The 29 paintings are 
from the Boiling Collection of 
art by Nicholas Roerich, Rus- 
sian artist, philosopher, and 
cultural anthropologist. 

Before he began 
this great collection of more 
than 40 paintings, Roerich 
journeyed 6,000 miles from 
the southern tip of Asia to Si- 
beria with his family, explor- 
ing Asian culture and collect- 
ing information with his pen 
and paint brush. Asian legends 
set in the Himalayan moun- 
tains are depicted in these tem- 
pera paintings of brilliant col- 
ors. "You'll be inspiredby the 
beauty of the landscapes and 
the wisdom of the ancient leg- 
ends, and you'll come away 
awed by the brilliant way 
Roerich blinds them together,'' 
says Museum Director Lloyd 

Roerich was an 
accomplished man in many 
fields. He helped Stravinski 
with the idea for "The Rite of 
Spring," and helped design 

sets for the ballet. Along with 
his wife, he founded a version 
of Hindu philosophy which is 
internationally renowned. In 
1 929 he was nominated for the 
Nobel Peace Prize due to the 
Roerich Peace Pact. This pact, 
which Roerich designed, is an 
international treaty protecting 
art and culture in times of war. 
It was signed by President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt and 20 
presidents of other countries. 
The symbol of this pact, a 
white flag with three red 
circles, is on display in the 
museum with his paintings. 

The 29 paintings 
shown are a combined collec- 
tion of two private collectors. 
When the Nicholas Roerich 
Museum in New York was 
movingto a new location, sixty 
of the paintings were sold to 
Baltzar Boiling, an Ohio in- 

dustrialist. After his death, his 
four sons were each given 1 5 
of the pieces of work. The 29 
pieces now in the museum are 
on loan from two of the 
Boiling brothers. These pieces 
were seen in the New York 
museum in 1984, but before 
then had not been seen in close 
to 50 years. Nicholas Roerich 
is the "most important un- 
known artist of the 20th cen- 
tury," says Museum Director 
Lloyd Nick. "As people find 
out about him, they can't be- 
lieve they don't know him." 

Along with the ex- 
hibit, lectures will be given on 
the subject of Nicholas 
Roerich, and the library will be 
showing "Nicholas Roerich: 
Messenger of Beauty," a 40 
minute video every Sunday 
(until the end of the show in 
see Museum on page 2 

Page 2/The Stormy Petrel/October 1 , 1993 


Criminal activities strike Oglethorpe again 

Student's car vandalized this past weekend 

By Jason Thomas 

On September 

26, 1993 at around 1 :50 am , 
the most recent serious act of 
vandalism struck Oglethorpe 
University. Shalini Patel, a 
student at OU, had her car bro- 
ken into by what were de- 
scribed as four black males. 
Andy Travis and Bryan 
Adams witnessed the four men 
running into the woods be- 
tween Woodrow and the soc- 
cer field. 

Stolen from the 
car were Shalini's purse and a 
camera. The purse was later 
recovered from behind the 
equipment shed adjacent to the 
field. The purse had been 
dumped and certain items, 
such as credit cards, checks 

and her cash were all missing. 

The area was then 
searchedfor any clues relating 
to the crime. Luckily a few 
items were found that night. 

thirty yards into the cross 
country path a piece of carpet 
was hung off of a tree branch. 
Directly to the right of the car- 
pet was another piece of car- 
pet which was laid over a low 
part of the barbed wire fence, 
and directly below the second 
piece was a flashlight which 
was hidden under the pine 

This seems to be 
the criminals means of en- 
trance and exit from our cam- 
pus. What worried some stu- 
dents even more than this easy 
access to our school is the fact 
that Shalini believes she was 


continued from page 1 

ties. Wednesday and Thurs- 
day were invitational parties, 
where the sororities invited 
back the young ladies they 
were interested in biding. The 
Rush Week was capped off 
with the preferential parties on 
Friday, where the rushees were 
asked to attend the party of the 
sorority that they wished to 
join. There is a very good feel- 
ing between the sororities on 
this year's pledge classes, as 

Museum _ 

continued from page 1 

December) at 2 p.m. in the 
Viewing Room. The schedule 
of lectures can be found in the 
library, and will include speak- 
ers such as Daniel Entin, di- 
rector of the Nicholas Roerich 
Museum, New York on Octo- 
ber 18th at 7 p.m. in the Sky- 
light Gallery, and one with our 
very own Lloyd Nick on Oc- 
tober 13th at 12 noon, "The 
Art of Nicholas Roerich: A 

watched that night as she left 
her car. She feels she was 
watched because she placed 
her purse and valuables in a 
compartment that was hidden 
from view in her Acura 
Integra. Therefore, the thieves 
must have watched her place 
the articles there because they 
did not steal or attempt to steal 
anything other than the items 
in that compartment. The 
radion and other electronic 
valuables were left unharmed. 

Meta Swaim, the Chi Omega 
pledge trainer, said, "Chi 
Omega is eagerly anticipating 
an exciting semester with our 
dynamic class." 

Rush Week '93 
was a great success on the 
whole. As one fraternity 
rushee explained, "I think that 
everyone should go through 
rush, even if they don't plan on 
joining. It is a good way to 
meet people, freshman and 
upper classmen alike." 

Technical Analysis." 

Student admission 
is free and the museum is open 
to the public, as well. Even if 
everyone does not have 
enough time to attend all of the 
lectures or see the video, ev- 
ery student should take this 
opportunity to spend an after- 
noon in what Lloyd Nick says 
is the most major exhibit At- 
lanta has seen in a long time." 

For many stu- 
dents, this incident rasises 
many questions about the 
competency of our security 

Will Mullis, one 
of OU's security guards and 
the guard on duty at the time 
of the crime said, "It is ex- 
tremely difficult for one per- 
son to watch over the entire 
campus, especially on week- 
ends. It would be great if the 
number of full-time officers 

could be increased by 2-4. 
Then, more guards would be 
available yo continually patrol 
the campus at all hours." 

It does seem obvi- 
ous that something must be 
done to improve security, es- 
pecially with the Greek hous- 
ing being accessible to the road 
on the other side of the cam- 
pus. The only way the secu- 
rity will be improved, it seems, 
is only is the students step up 
and speak their concerns. 

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Eating for all the wrong reasons 

An interview with Gail Allison 

By Trish Hinton 

She walked into 

the office and was seated in the 
main waiting room. An attrac- 
tive 5 '6" with a decent figure, 
she looked out of place in this 
office. It would have been 
hard to tell that she had just 
finished off a large pizza and 
a side order of wings. Feeling 
guilty, she'd ran to the bath- 
room and thrown it up. She 
was twenty-one and had been 
doing this since the age of four- 
teen, but the doctors said her 
throat ulcers would never heal 
if she didn't get help scon. 

One out of every 
ten college females have or 
will develop, an eating disor- 
der. This statistic is troubling 
to social workers that special- 
ize in food disorders. Gail 
Allison Phillips is clinical so- 
cial worker that has her work 
cut out for her. Phillips has 
been an eating disorders treat- 
ment specialist for over five 

years after receiving her Mas- 
ter of Social Work degree in 
1988 from the University of 
Southern California. She has 
worked as a therapist with 
FACE., an eating disorders 
treatment center, as well as 
done therapy with Lenox 
Healthcare and Glendale Me- 
morial Hospital employee as- 
sistance programs and the Psy- 
chiatric Institute of Atlanta, 
where she also operated as a 
case manager. She has done 
medical social work with 
Glendale Memorial Hospital, 
case work with Los Angeles 
County adoptions, and worked 
as a counselor with the Penny 
Lane Residential Treatment 
Center. She enjoys public 
speaking and views it as an 
opportunity to educate people 
about the dangers of eating 
disorders. For the answers to 
some more technical questions 
about the disorders, The 
Stormy Petrel had a one-on- 
one interview with an expert. 
— What are eating 

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a lot of fires 
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kids he's reached, he's a hero. 


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They include 
anorexia nervosa, bulimia 
nervosa, and compulsive eat- 
ing. Anorexia is a form of self- 
starvation and fear of food. In 
a severe case, a woman 5 '6" 
may weigh as little as 90 lbs. 
Bulimia is the binge and purge 
disorder. The person, possibly 
depressed, hurt, or angry, eats 
more than she should, so she 
compensates through some 
type of purging It may be self- 
induced vomiting, laxatives, 
over-exercise, or starvation. It 
creates a cycle that could re- 
peat itself three to six times a 

— Why do people 
develop eating disorders? 

Most are trying to 
cope emotionally and they eat 
or don't eat to comfort them- 
selves. Many are having prob- 
lems with relationships, 
school, or dissatisfaction with 
physical appearance. Some 
may have a history of sexual 

— What are the 

1. Repeated or 
unsuccessful dieting 

2. Feeling out of 


3. Dissatisfaction 
with body size 

4. Difficulty with 

5. Significant 
weight change 

6. Secret eating 

7. Purging (vom- 
iting, laxatives, exercise, star- 

8. Obsessive pre- 
occupation with food or calo- 

9. Depression or 

Not that you have 
to have every symptom to be 
diagnosed with an eating dis- 
order or that if you fall into a 
couple of categories you do 
have one, but it's when any of 
these behaviors become 
chronic or uncontrollable. 

—What is it that 
you do to help a patient over- 
come her problem? 

I provide psycho- 
therapy for the eating disorder, 
but also help the patient with 
the grief, depression, stress, 
anxiety, or relationship prob- 
lems that often lead to the eat- 
ing disorder. I try to promote 

and improve self-understand- 
ing and self-acceptance. 

— What are the 
goals of this therapy? 

To define the prob- 
lem, gain an awareness of feel- 
ings, challenge the fear, grieve 
the pains and losses, express 
and resolve the anger, and 
from there build up inner 
strength and feel whole and 
healthy again. Most important, 
is learning to value the self. 

— What types of 
treatment are there? 

Individual coun- 
seling, support group therapy, 
family therapy, nutritional 
counseling, and, in more se- 
vere cases, medical involve- 

For anyone who 
thinks she may have an eating 
disorder ofhas questions about 
them that were not covered in 
the interview, you can call Gail 
Allison Phillips, LCSW at 
982-9010. The call is confi- 
dential and may be done 
anonymously. The serious- 
ness and severity of eating dis- 
orders is real, and playing the 
game is not only dangerous, 
but deadly. 

Women's studies now offered 

For the first time women's studies is taught at 0. U. 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

This semester 

Oglethorpe is offering an intro- 
ductory class in women's stud- 
ies for the first time. The class, 
a mixture of reading, research, 
and discussion, is still in the 
experimental stages but is off 
to a good start. The twelve stu- 
dents (eleven females and one 
brave male) represent a wide 
variety of backgrounds includ- 
ing English, art, history and 
psychology. This pioneer 
group is headed by Dr. Vir- 
ginia Kent Anderson Leslie, 
former acting assistant direc- 
tor of women's studies at 
Emory University. Oglethorpe 
faculty members and outside 

speakers will also be involved. 
Dr. Leslie comes 
to us with a broad academic 
background. She originally 
studied biology, but says the 
experiences of "having daugh- 
ters and being Southern" 
turned her interests toward 
women's issues. She then stud- 
ied at the Institute of Liberal 
Arts at Emory, and is now writ- 
ing a book on women in the 
antebellum South. A number 
of Oglethorpe faculty mem- 
bers are also involved in the 
teaching of the class. Dr. 
Nancy Kerr, Dr. Linda Taylor, 
Lee Boggus Knppenberg, and 
new faculty member Michelle 
Cox will each be teaching 
works within their disciplines. 
The class has already had one 

guest speaker and will have 
three more before semester's 

What does the fu- 
ture hold for women's studies 
at Oglethorpe? The outlook is 
promising. Dr. Taylor hints, " 
It would be nice, eventually, to 
have a minor..." As a student 
in the current class, I second 
the motion. Along with Dr. 
Taylor, I feel a "special can- 
dor" within the class. For the 
immediate future, however, 
the powers that be are looking 
into a follow-up class in Janu- 
ary. If you are interested, let 
someone know - Dr. Kerr, Dr. 
Taylor - or someone in the 
class. With your help, 
Oglethorpe could broaden its 

Page 4 /The Stormy Petrel/October 1 , 1993 


How to carry a house on your back: Part two 

By Tim Evans 
Photography Editor 

There's a cer- 
tain thrill about changing one's 
identity to that of the wonder- 
ing nomad and experiencing 
nature with a simplistic short- 
term perception. Well, it's ob- 
viously not too thrilling, or 
we'd all be living out of tents 
right now. But the sense of 
independance and self-suffi- 
ciency is neat-o for a vacation. 
That's probably not the way 
Thoreau would have put it, but 
then again he's boring, stuffy, 
and dead (dwm). Which 
would you rather experience: 
boring and dead, or neat-o. 
That's what I thought. 

Unfortunately, it's 
not as simple as picking up a 
buddy, some stuff and heading 
off to the woods, or is it? Sure 
it is. If you know a few things, 

Who to Go with? 

Some people don't realize 
what alone is, until they spend 
a night in the wilderness by 
themselves. Not fun. It's also 
not very safe (Dunn's Axiom: 
bad things happen when 
you're alone). Take a buddy. 
Go with someone, or plan a 
group thing. Oglethorpe 
Expiditions Unlimited is one 
source of bodies. O.E.U. 
group things have been known 
to happen, just ask Will 
Coram (he's in the book, call 
him up, tell him his dorm's on 
fire.. .he likes it). 

There aren't any easy rules for 
finding camping buddies. 
Recreational Expeditions In- 
corporated (REI) off of 1-85 
does offer some trips, but that 
service costs money, and you 
may get stuck with a bunch of 
losers, or worse, a bunch of 

yuppies. The best source for 
adventurous thrill-seekers 
may be right around you. Col- 

lege students are crazy, and 
will usually try anything 
once,... or twice. Backpack- 

turkey treatment for a relation- 
ship, but stranger things have 
worked. Your best bet for a 

Kilian Edwards fearlessly looks over the edge. 

A good resume: Your 
ticket to the job you want 

A resume is the most valuable 
tool in your search for a job 

Lisa Ledbetter 

You look 

impecable. The conservative 
blue suit was definately the 
right choice. You practiced 
that firm firm handshake with 
everybody you know. You 
have rehearsed every single 
possible question and answer. 
Your confidence is so strong 
you could do anything. All of 
this is not going to help you n 
the least if your resume is ter- 
rible. The employer is not go- 
ing to remeber your sty I ish and 
perfect haircut when he or she 
cannot understand your re- 

sume. They are not going to 
remeber your newly mani- 
cured nails while they are toss- 
ing your resume in the trash 
can. Resume writing is not an 
easy task, but there are a few 
simple rules that you can fol- 
low that will have employers 
calling you instead of the next 

1 ) Employers do not read re- 
sumes; they skim them. Treat 
your resume like an advertise- 
ment, not an autobiography. 

2) Do not use excessive 
amounts of numbers or dates. 
Stick to mportant numbers, 
like your telephone number. 

3) Use action verbs. Do not 
use the verb 'lobe" at all. This 

way employers can actually 
visualize you doing some- 

4) Do not use any negative 
words. Negative words attract 
the eye like a magnet. Be dis- 
gustingly positve. 

5) Include a cover letter. They 
are usually not read, but if you 
include the company's name 
or interviewer's name, it might 
be read. 

6) Expect a phone call. Most 
employers do not write letters. 
A professional-sounding an- 
swering machine is a definite 

Just remeber, a 
great interview does not end 
when you walk out of the door. 
Your resume stays, and a great 
resume can get you and your 
professional blue suit the job 
you want. 

ing in small groups (3 or more) 
can be a lot of fun with a little 
luck and chemistry. But if 
you're thinking about camp- 
ing with just one other face, try 
to use good judgement. 

Ask friends you really get 
along with. Couples can be 
fun, under the right circum- 
stances, but keep in mind this 
is not a good first date for 
couples. You will be sharing 
very little space and a lot of 
time. A strong relationship is 
a good thing to have with this 
person whether its a friend or 
a significant other. But, don't 
rule out camping with some- 
one you've had a falling out 
with if you both want to patch 
things up. Backpacking can 
be an excellent vehicle for re- 
lationship repair and mainte- 
nance as well as building 
stronger bonds. 

The world renound relation- 
ship counselor Phil Wendel 
recommends hiking/camping 
to any couple or group of 
friends that may be having 
problems communicating - 
"You have to talk." It'sacold- 

photo by Tim Evans 

good camping buddy is going 
to be someone with whom you 
share many interests and could 
enjoy a few days together, 
alone, with the trees, rivers, 
and grrrr-animals. 

For convenience 
sake, I've made a few gener- 
alizations about good camp- 
ing-buddy types.. 

school buddies, soulmates, 
roomates, couples (usually) 
and teamates tend to make re- 
ally good combinations, 
on the other hand... 

self, brothers, sisters, relatives 
in general, vain people, and 
ax-weilding serial killers tend 
to make challenging combina- 

Unfortunately, most people 
fall somewhere in a happy me- 
dium between soul-mate and 
ax-weilding serial killer. 
Choose wisely. How to ask 
them is entirely up to you. 
However, I recommend blud- 
geoning into submission.. .it's 
less taxing. 

Next time, What to Take... 

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Atlanta Politics from 1947 to present: The class 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Have you ever 

been interested in local politics 
but did not know how to find 
out about what really goes on 
in the city? If you answered 
yes to that question then "At- 
lanta Politics From 1947- 
Present" is just the class for 
you. In the class many speak- 
ers that have helped shape the 
city in which we live and go to 
school are heard. So far the 
class has heard two distin- 
guished men who are promi- 
nent in the area. The class is 
scheduled to hear at least seven 
more speakers, and the best 
part of all is that the speeches 
can be attended by anyone who 
is interested. The speakers will 
be appearing on Wednesdays 
at 2:30 p.m. throughout the 

The first speaker 
the class heard was Mr. Ceorge 
Goodwin, who enjoyed a long 
career as organizational prede- 
cessor to the Central Atlanta 
Progress. Although he has re- 
cently retired he is currently 
involved in raising money for 
the second Forward Atlanta 
Campaign. His purpose in 
coming to class was to give 
background on Atlanta before 
1 947 and how we got to where 
we are today. In his own words 
he stated his purpose as being, 
"truly and sincerely useful." 
That he truly was. Mr. 
Goodwin submitted that there 
are two basic factors that come 

together to produce any place: 
geography and character of the 
people who happen to be there. 

Mr. Goodwin 
claimed that the single most 
important thing that happened 
to Atlanta was that Stephen 
Long did not get killed by the 
Native Americans. Long was 
the one who eventually drove 
the stake in the best place pos- 
sible. Mr. Long put it far 
enough away from the river so 
it would not be closed in like 
St. Louis or Memphis, making 
sure for future generations that 
there would always be plenty 
of room for expansion. 

After the civil war 
the city was forced to rebuild 
and the people who rebuilt it 
were going to make sure that 
no one screwed it up. There 
would be no maritime domi- 
nance that would limit the 
city's economic growth. Mr. 
Goodwin was careful to point 
out that after the civil war no 
one in Atlanta or for that mat- 
ter the entire south had any 
money. The Confederate dol- 
lar became worthless as soon 
as the South surrendered. The 
First National Bank took ten 
years before it had its first mil- 
lion dollars. Despite all the 
rebuilding it did not take long 
before Atlanta was promoting 
itself. 1881 was its first pro- 
motional attempt. In 1925, 
Forward Atlanta was estab- 
lished and by 1 988 the Demo- 
cratic convention was held 
here. The Superbowl will be 
held here in 1994 and, in 

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to close down a crackhouse. 

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Invades your neighborhood You're 
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When oraok moved Into a row 
Love* or » Quiet blocx of Sxanum 
Park in Washington. DC. route 
decided to serre an eviction 

They met with police to find 
out what they could do to 
keep drug's out of th aor 

The cope tol d thaiu to 
keep an eye out — to let 
police know whenever 
eometnlng suspKSoua 
happened They began to 
notice facet. 

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down bcsnae nunib«ri of strange cars 
They notedthe times of odd behavior. 
They worked with 6ac n outer They 
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folks kept Inofcof U» neighborhood. 
Within one month, enough 
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1996, the Olympic Games. 
All this would not have been 
possible had it not been for the 
forward-looking leadership 
Atlanta seemed to have from 
the beginning. 

Perhaps the great- 
est town leader of his day was 
William Hartsfield. He came 
into office in 1937 when the 
city had a three-million dollar 
debt; in his almost thirty years 
of office he pulled the city out 
of debt and kept it there. Per- 
haps the greatest testament to 
the man was the fact that he 
was well respected within the 
black leadership. Without the 
support of the black vote 
Hartsfield would of lost in sev- 
eral of his re-election cam- 
paigns. Mr. Goodwin who 
knew Hartsfield well, empha- 
sized the mayor's relationship 
with Robert Woodruff, the 
Coca-Cola magnate. It was 
with his business connections 
and Hartsfield's relationship 
with the black leaders that 
helped prevent this city from 
becoming a Birmingham or 
Little Rock when the trying 
times of the 1960s came 

The second 

speaker that the class heard 
was State Senator Leroy 
Johnson, who is the first black 
legislator since Reconstruc- 
tion. Mainly, Senator Johnson 
spoke on the importance of 
being involved in the commu- 
nity. When discussing the im- 
portance of being a politician, 
Senator Johnson had some in- 
teresting advice that any aspir- 
ing politician should adhere to. 
He said, "in politics, it is not 
what you deserve, it is what 
you negotiate." He cited sev- 
eral examples when, in 
Atlanta's past, the art of nego- 
tiating kept this city from ex- 
periencing many of the prob- 
lems other cities did during 
desegregation. The coalition 
of white business leaders and 
the Atlanta Negro Voters 
League got together and de- 
cided where this city should 

The only way that 
blacks could get any of their 

deserved rights was to register 
to vote. One of the first thing 
accomplished by getting the 
blacks on the registration list 
was the appointment of black 
police officers. It was a long 
drawn out process, but the At- 
lanta Negro Voters League 
soon proved to be a very pow- 
erful force. Unlike the white 
voters of the time, they could 
go Hartsfield and later Ivan 
Allan, and guarantee a certain 
number of votes on any given 
issue. This was important to 
any politician who wished to 
stay in office for any length of 

The mayor after 
Hartsfield, Ivan Allan Jr., had 
to deal with sit-ins and the 
death of Dr. Martin Luther 
King Jr. during his reign as 
mayor. Although he made 
some mistakes, he generally 
had a good heart. Senator 
Johnson mentioned the fact 
that Allan was the only South- 
em leader to go to Washing- 
ton DC. to speak in favor of 
the civil rights bill. This was 
considered to be political sui- 
cide. Under his reign, the 
downtown area was desegre- 
gated and baseball was 
brought to the city. 

Senator Johnson 
concluded his speech with 
some more advice for young 
politicians. "The power to put 
in office is the same that can 
put out. Perception of power 
is as great as power itself." 
And my personal favorite was, 
"Things come to those that 
wait but only the things left 
behind by those who hustled." 
That ended his speech for the 
day and he stayed and an- 
swered questions. 

Overall, I was im- 
pressed with the speakers, and 
I would recommend anyone 
who doesnt have class at 2:00 
p.m. on Wednesdays to join the 
class to learn about our truly 
unique city. Mr. Bath is the 
teacher, and Dr. Knippenberg 
knows when the speakers will 
be coming. Some upcoming 
speakers will be coming on 
September 29th, October 6th, 
and October 11th. 

Another new 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

One exciting ad- 
dition to the staff here at 
Oglethorpe is Dr. Alexander 
Martin - one of the first teach- 
ers specializing in Russian 
History to come to Oglethorpe. 
This semester he is certainly 
hitting the ground running He 
is currently teaching Europe in 
the 19th Century, the first half 
of a year-long Russian History 
course, and two sections of 
The West and the Medieval 
World. Dr. Martin's yet-un- 
cluttered office hints that he is 
a newcomer here, but it holds 
a few clues to him as well. On 
his desk sits a picture of his 1 4- 
month old son, who has just 
begun talking. (Dr. Martin's 
favorite word - in English or 
Russian - has just become 

Dr. Martin and his 
wife, an attorney, moved here 
after confronting what he calls, 
"the sordid realities of the job 
market" Part of the choice 
was due, says Martin, to the 
small, friendly classes at O.U. 
- and in spite of brutal summer 
weather, he adds. Dr. Martin 
also notes that he has come to 
appreciate Oglethorpe's 
"sharp faculty", as well as a 
classroom atmosphere that al- 
lows for a great deal of discus- 
sion. Indeed, Oglethorpe's size 
differs greatly from that of in- 
stitutions (like Cornell and 
Columbia) attended by Mar- 
tin. He recalls being told as a 
student that his best chance of 
catching his advisor was to 
wait by the men's room! It's 
good to know he found his 
niche at Oglethorpe -and we 
promise h wont be outside the 

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University Singers begin new year with foreign flair 

By Sarah Buzzard 
Staff/ OU Singer 

With a new 

sound, and a number of new 
faces, the University Singers is 
forging ahead into the fall se- 
mester. The group is composed 
of 33 singers, 13 of which are 
new members. The Singers are 
also blessed this year with a 
unique international represen- 
tation: they have three ex- 
change students from the 
forner Soviet Union — Mos- 
cow, Dioldavia, and Tiblisi, 
Georgia. "We have often had 
international students, but 
never all from the same place 
like that," comments director 
Dr. Irwin Ray. 

The University 
Singers is a cc-curricular class 
(a class as well as an organi- 
zation) which carries one hour 
of credit. Although the Sing- 
ers is full for the fall semester, 
anyone interested in audition- 
ing for the spring semester may 
contact Dr. Ray at 364-8429. 
To get an inside view of what 
being a "Singer" is like, talk 
to any of the current members, 
particularly the officers: 
Kristie Mahan, president, 
Mary Poteet, vice-president, 
Stephen Cooper, secretary/ 
treasurer, Thomas Taylor, 
manager, and Chanda Creasy 
and Sarah Henry, co-commu- 
nications directors. 

You can hear the 
Singers first at the Parents' 

Weekend Showcase on Friday, 
October 2 at 7:30 in Lupton 
Auditorium. Also, mark your 
calendars now with these fu- 
ture dates: the University Sing- 
ers' annual fall concert will he 
on Nov. 1 2 at 8 P. M. in Lupton 
Auditorium. They will also 
perform at ^ie Annual Boar's 
Head Concert in Lupton at 
7:30 on December 3. The 
group will sing at two local 
churches this semester, as well 
as presenting a concert at At- 
lanta Bible College in Mor- 

The University 
Chorale is the select, audi- 
tioned chamber choir drawn 
from the Singers. It consists of 
eight members this year: Re- 
turning mpmbers Kristie 

RHA to host Fall Carnival 

By Randy Tidwell 

Residents Hall Association would like to announce that on October 1, it 

will be hosting a Fall Carnival. The carnival will last from 3 :00 to 7:00 P.M. on that Friday. 
There are many activities planned for that day. 

Some of the highlights will include a cotton candy machine for making your 
own cotton candy. The return of the "moonwalker," and chance to throw pies at some of 
your favorite on-campus personalities. Other games will be going on as well. 

Dinner will be served on the academic quad, which is also where the carnival 
will occur. Join your RH A representatives as we welcome your parents to campus for Parent's 

College Republicans receive honors 

By Tracy Frey 

College Republicans Alumni 


The Oglethorpe 

University College Republi- 
cans are pleased to announce 
that they have been awarded 
as the Most Active Small Col- 
lege Republican Club in the 
state of Georgia. The award 
was given to the Oglethorpe 
College Republicans by the 
Georgia Federation of College 

Republicans at their annual 
state convention beld in April. 
In 1991, the 
Oglethorpe College Republi- 
can chapter was reactivated 
after being inactive during 
1990. Since then, the club has 
steadily grown in size and has 
become very involved in po- 
litical activities. The 
Oglethorpe College Republi- 
cans participated in rallys, 
demonstrations, political cam- 
paigns (at federal, state & lo- 

cal levels) and party 
fundraisers. Oglethorpe Col- 
lege Republicans have also 
had the opportunity to meet or 
see many political leaders in- 
cluding President Bush, Dan 
Quayle, Barbara Bush, 
Marilyn Quayle, Jack Kemp, 
Newt Gingrich, John Linder, 
Bob Barr, John Knox, Paul 
Coverdell and Bobby Baker 
(Oglethorpe Class of 1979). 
The College Republicans are 
looking forward to another 
award-winning year. 

Mahan, Mary Poteet, Thomas 
Taylor, and Rick Hibbets, and 
newly-auditioned members 
Julie Agster, Jenifer Parks, 
Roy Mays and Mark Boyt. 
(Congratulations, new mem- 
bers!) The Chorale will per- 
form at most Singers' concerts, 

as well as making a special 
appearance at the General 
Oglethorpe Memorial Service 
in the museum at 4 P.M. on 
October 10. Come and hear 
your Singers and Chorale at 
any, or all, of their concerts this 

Your best bet to be 
heard is to join RHA 

By Randy Tidwell 

I, Randy 

Tidwell, do solemnly pledge 
not to stand on tables to get 
people interested in RHA 
However, I will tell you this: 
If you want your voice to be 
heard about on-campus is- 
sues, your best bet is on 

In one past 2 
years, RHA has been suc- 
cessful in pushing back visi- 
tation hours to 2:00 AM. 
and in putting an arm gate 
at the entrance of the school. 

RHA presents the views of 
the students to the adminis- 
tration of the school. 

Among the 
ideas for this year are to 
keep the student center open 
longer and making it more 
active. Keeping the library 
open until 1 1 :00 P.M., dur- 
ing the weekend and han- 
dling other concerns which 
came before us. 

All you have to 
do is show up to be heard. 
Don't sit around and 
mumble about how dead the 
campus is. Speak up and 
contribute to student life 
through RHA 

OSA future plans 

By Jamie Walker 
OSA Secretary 

In the last week, 

OSA has focused a lot of time 
and energy addressing student 
concerns regarding the en- 
forcement of residence hall 
policies. A poll was submit- 
ted for students to respond to 
on September 23rd and 24th 
concerning the extension of 
Quiet Hours on the weekends. 
The results from this poll will 
be available in the next issue 
of The Stormy Petrel. 

On the lighter side, 
the Programming Board has 
been busy planning some on- 
campus entertainment. On 

Wednesday, October 13 at 
9:00 PM in the Bomb Shelter, 
Rick Kelly, a coffee house per- 
former, will be entertaining the 
masses. Come on in for some 
Java and a good time. Also, 
mark your calendars for Oc- 
tober 22, when S&L Sounds, 
a video dance party, returns to 

If you havre any 
questions or comments for 
OSA, feel free to attend a 
meeting, (Executive Council 
meets at 4:00 PM on Mondays 
in the OSA roomand Senate 
meets 10:00 PM on Wednes- 
day in the grenwald room) or 
simply speak with any OSA 

Page 1 '/The Stormy Petrel/October 1, 1993 


Programs Assisting Residents + You 

By Jamie Walker 
Resident Assistant 

This year's 
theme for Resident Assistant 
programming is Programs As- 
sisting Residents + You. This 
means that RAs really know 
how to PARTY! Resident stu- 
dents have already had oppor- 
tunities to participate in fun 
and educational programs 
sponsored by their resident as- 
sistants. Those who craved a 
taste of culture ventured to 
Piedmont Park with Will 
"Trusty Trustee RA" Coram 

for an afternoon at the Atlanta 
Arts Festival. Residents who 
don't find the upper quad 
cockroaches scarry enough 
might have gotten a thrill from 
David "the Hand" Bamhart's 
latest prgram 

Alienfest. This pro 
gram was not for the 
weak of heart (or of 
stomach); but there's 
nothing like three Alien 
in a row to put your life in per- 

On a more serious 
note, Schmidt's RA, Barbara 
Miller, recently organized a 
program to address the issue 

of women's health services. 
Along with OU's nurse, Patsy 
Bradley, Barb explained what 
resources are available in and 
around the Oglethorpe com- 
munity for women concerned 


m films %/ sinpj,, 

not only with their reproduc- 
tive health, but also with their 
general well-being. 

Physical health is 
just one of the aspects of the 
overall wellness model on 

which RAs base their pro- 
grams. Other aspects of this 
model include values, social 
wellness, emotional wellness, 
and life planning issues. Resi- 
dents should mark their calen- 
dars for upcoming pro- 
grams based on this 
model. Upcoming pro- 
grams include: A 
"movie night" featuring 
Singing in the Rain sponsored 
by Gina "Gladyss" Fraone. 
This program will take place 
on September 30 (sometime in 
the evening, watch for flyers 
for specifics) in the library 
viewing room. Another one to 

watch for is "Getting in touch 
with your inner child", spon- 
sored by Jamie Walker. This 
program will be a fun oppor- 
tunity for residents to tap their 
inner creative resources 
through some very "playful" 
exercises. This program will 
be on Wednesday, September 
29 at 8:00 in the Traer 2nd 
floor lounge. 

So the next time 
you see your RA, don't just 
ask him or her when your air 
conditioner is going to be 
fixed, ask him or her, "Where's 
the PARTY?" 

Deadline for issue #3 is Wednesday, 
October 6 at 5:00pm 

Life's too short. 

Leadership Conference Education Fund, Inc. &k\ 

Page 8 /The Stormy Petrel/October 1 , 1993 


What we need is a little on campus social life 

By Justin Hayes 
Editorial Editor 

I have a friend 

who goes to a small liberal arts 
college in rural South Caro- 
lina. The school is about the 
same size as Oglethorpe, but 
the town is very small. Stu- 
dents have to drive thirty miles 
to see a movie, and then it's 
usually to see one that has been 
out for about two months. The 
town the school is in has a 
Hardee's, two gas station/con- 
venience stores, a liquor store 
or two, and I think they are 
getting a McDonald's soon. 
Basically, there's not much to 
do in the town besides school- 
related activities with fellow 
students. No High Museum of 
Art, no Omni, no Fox or Cen- 
tre Stage Theaters, no (gasp!) 
Fat Tuesday's. Oh, yeah, you 
also are not allowed to live off 
campus until you are 2 1 . 

While this may 

seem to be a bleak place to at- 
tend college, my friend loves 
it His older brother graduated 
from the school, he will gradu- 
ate this year, his younger 
brother in two years. He 
doesn't even come home dur- 
ing the summer. He wants to 
stay in this town with "noth- 
ing to do." Obviously, there 
is something desirable about 
the place. 

What has hap- 
pened for the students there is 
that they have been trapped in 
a dull place and have created 
an active community of stu- 
dents. Fraternities and Sorori- 
ties are huge for such a small 
school, athletic events are al- 
ways packed and the crowds 
enthusiastic bordering on ra- 
bid. And parties there, even on 
a campus and a Greek row 
about the size of ours (when 
completed), are incredible. 

Contrast this to the 

last years at Oglethorpe, for 
those of you who have been 
here that long. Organizations 
here try, and some have flour- 
ished in spite of the odds, to get 
large numbers of members, but 
most fail. Some sports get a 
lot of support, but certainly not 
that of more than one-third of 
the student body. When's the 
last time anyone saw even 300 
students at an Oglethorpe 
game or match? Many people 
used to pack up and go some- 
where else to have fun on 
weekends, leaving many open 
parking spaces but little to do. 
However, this 
trend seems to be turning 
around, as it certainly should. 
There are more students living 
on campus now than at any 
time since the 1 960s, to quote 
President Stanton. The dining 
hall is full, well, crowded. And 
on labor day weekend I actu- 
ally had to park at the student 

center and walk to the upper 
quad; apparently University 
planners don 't understand that 
more students with cars might 
necessitate construction of a 
few new spaces. People roam 
around the quad talking to 
each other, and apparently the 
Greeks are gearing up to re- 
cruit large numbers of new 

Now I know that 
this sort of social life does not 
appeal to everyone. But we 
have improved the library 
drastically and endowed new, 
and much needed, faculty po- 
sitions, so academic life has 
not been exactly diminished to 
make way for social life. The 
fact is that most of my friends 
who have really enjoyed col- 
lege have liked their classes, 
professors, et cetera, but they 
have their fondest memories of 
the fun that they've had with 
fellow students. I'm not say- 

ing that Oglethorpe has never 
had any fun. What I am say- 
ing is that with conditions as 
they are now, Oglethorpe 
could become the kind of place 
that people look back on with 
great memories, not just as the 
place where they got their de- 
gree. Hopefully, increased 
numbers in different groups 
will lead to some interaction 
between them, rather than hav- 
ing parties looking like people 
are gathered in their usual 
seats in the cafeteria. 

We have a great 
opportunity to have a good 
time this year, and for future 
Oglethorpe students to have 
good times. Early indications 
this year seem to show that this 
is entirely possible. There 
can't be any excuses now; we 
have the people here, now we 
just have to get them to stay 
on weekends. I don't mind 
parking at Hearst if I have to. 

The main question: Will I rush, and why? 

By Chopper Johnson 
Production Editor 

How many ques- 
tions does a freshman ask him- 
self when he finally gets to col- 
lege? What am I doing here? 
Where do I go from here? 
What am I going to list as my 
major? Why did I sign up for 
an 8 am calculus class? All of 
these seem like fairly funda- 
mental questions. There is one 
more very important question 
that every freshman should ask 
themselves. That is: Will I 
rush, and why? 

"Will I rush" is a 
personal question that every- 
one should answer for them- 
selves, but the "Why" part has 
some generic reasons. To meet 
people. To feel accepted. To 
feel important. Possibly just 
from the tremendous pressure 
that Greeks can put on fresh- 
man during the push for new 
members. Does anyone go 
through two weeks of open 
house and dinners, not to men- 

tion the anxiety of bid day, 
simply to be treated like dirt 
when they accept a bid? 

For almost a 
month we have seen these 
people whom we thought are 
our friends. They carried our 
bags in on opening day. They 
bought us beer with "their 
own" money. They feed us 
well at the dinners. These 
people are "supposed" to be 
our friends. And they are. 
Until bids are accepted. Then 
we see the Jekyll and Hyde 
effect. They take their place 
as the hierarchy, and we are the 
peons. I know pledging is sup- 
posed to be hard, even harsh 
at times, but does this include 
fundamental assaults on self- 

I don't want to 
sound like I'm coming down 
on the whole Greek system. 
On the contrary, it has some 
great advantages, not the least 
of which is always having a 
good party to go to. What I 
do have to come down on is 
the facade that most fraterni- 

ties rush under. Two weeks of 
sugar and spice seem to dis- 
solve rather quickly after bid 

Are there any so- 
lutions to this other than a 
complete overhaul of human 
nature? I there is actually a 
simple solution. Move rush to 
second term. This has already 
been mandated at many other 
colleges and universities. I 
think it would be a positive 
step for all involved if OU ac- 
cepted this change voluntarily. 
As I see it, this would serve two 
major advantages. First, the 
way the system is now, you are 
asked to make one of the most 
important decisions of your 
college life before you can 
even remember which classes 
you are taking. Greeks are 
important, but I think that stu- 
dents should be given more 
time to settle in first. Secondly, 
nobody can hold much of a 
pretense for a whole semester. 
A second semester rush would 
give freshmen more time to 
examine the fraternities, and 

sororities for that matter, with 
out the pressure of rush week. 
Also, as you are naturally go- 
ing to congregate towards the 
people whom you feel most 
comfortable with, having a 
free semester would allow 
more people time to decide 
where they feel most comfort- 
able, which would in turn 

lower pledge drop out rates, 
and strengthen camaraderie 
among the pledge classes. 

I personally chose 
to go Greek, and I'm very glad 
that I did so. I just think that 
the system of rushing could be 
amended to better serve the 
rushees and the fraternities and 
sororities that accept them. 

Gripes? Compliants? 

This is your chance to be 

heard, shout out, or say 

what you want. 

Send all your "Letters to the 

Editor" to Box 450 or call Jason 

Thomas at 364-8425 

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"Yeah, so what if I'm a Nerd, SHUT UP!" 

By Elizabeth Stockton 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

The "Friday 

Night Incindent" has been 
talked about all over capus. I 
was not there, so I am not go- 
ing to talk about the actual in- 
cident in this editorial. I 
would, however, like to dis- 
cuss one of the major results 
of that night: the movement to 
push the weekend quiet hours 
back to two o' clock in the 

First, I want to 
address the idea that quiet 
hours are unfair because they 
do not treat students like 
"adults." The school unjustly 
places limitations on how 
much "fiin" students can have. 
This argument may hold up 
with visitation hours, but I am 
not sure that it works in this 
instance. Unfortunately, the 
"adult" world sets limits on 
how much noise people make, 
also. For example, most apart- 
ments and neighborhoods have 
noise ordinances. In other 
words, if you live in an apart- 
ment and your neighbor is 
making lots of noise, causing 
your floor or ceiling to shake, 
you have the right to call them 
and ask them to be quiet. 
Then, if they do not, you may 
call the building's superinten- 
dent or even the police. At 

Oglethorpe, residents call the 
noise-makers, and then, they 
can call their R. A, if the noise 
continues. Unlike most apart- 
ments, however, complaining 
residents here don't get en- 
forcement until after rules are 
broken — in other words, af- 
ter quiet hours. So, I don't 
think we can say that quiet 
hours come from an evil au- 
thority which treats residents 
like children. 

Either people have 
said that most parties wind 
down by 2 a.m. anyway. So, 
by extending the quiet hours, 
we better include the times that 
people party. That way, Resi- 
dence Life does not have to 
confront so many offenders, 
and residents can enjoy them- 
selves more. This reason does 
not seem quite right to me, ei- 
ther. If most partiers head to- 
ward bed around 2, what time 
do you think the non-partiers 
are settling down for bed? 
Probably before 2. So, envi- 
sion this: I'm in my co-ed 
dorm at 1:30 in the morning. 
I'm a nerd, so I'm trying to go 
to sleep, or at least settle down. 
My floor is shaking from the 
bass downstairs. I don't think 
that most people in my situa- 
tion would walk into a room 
full of large drunk men and ask 
them to please turn their ste- 
reo down because, "I am try- 

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ing to sleep!" — or worse yet 
I am trying to study!" 

So, I hear people 
out there saying, "The nerd 
can call an RA!" R.A'sface 
hostility now for breaking up 
parties at 1 AM (during quiet 
hours). 1 AM under new rules 
would not even be quiet hours. 
Would residents really turn the 
party down when they aren't 
breaking any rules, just be- 
cause other residents want 
them to do it? 

So what about our 
Residence Life Staff? Right 
now, they are on duty (in their 
rooms) until 2 AM — two 
hours after quiet hours are in 
effect. With these new hours, 
wouldn't they have to stay up 
until 4 in order to enforce quiet 
hours? If a party for some 
strange reason just happens to 
continue after 2 AM, then an 
R. A will have to walk into a 
party as late as 2:30 or 3:00 
AM asking people to be quiet. 
The people will probably have 
been drinkinq for about five 
hours, and the R. A will have 
been on duty for six and a half. 
It seems, to me that this situa- 
tion is potentially more explo- 
sive than the incident on the 

1 0th. And no one seems very 
happy about that niqht. 

Another problem 
with this reasoning is essential 
to this debate, and I hope OS A 
is listening. The QUIET hours 
are not enacted or enforced for 
convenience. They are to en- 
sure that people who want 
quiet can have it. I think more 
residents want it to be quiet 
than people realize. Many stu- 
dents go to church on Sunday 
mornings. Many have jobs 
that require them to be up 
somewhat early. Many people 
on campus just like sleeping. 
And some people have a good 
time just having friends over 
until late at night. These ac- 
tivities all border the impos- 
sible if a party is being thrown 
next door. Like I 've said I dont 
think many residents have the 
nerve, and understandably so, 
to demand their right to pri- 
vacy (in other words, not be- 
ing forced to 1 isten to some one 
else's music and someone 
else's screaming). They 
should not have to try to con- 
vince people to be quiet 
singlehandedly. The quiet 
hour may be an issue where 
majority rule is not appropri- 

I really do not 
want people to stop having fun 
on campus. I know that hav- 
ing quiet hours does place lim- 
its on what kind of fun people 
can have at certain hours. 
However, in a few weeks, 
Greek housing opens, and I 
think that will prove fairly ef- 
fective in giving people a place 
to party in their own backyard. 
(Remember the incident on the 
10th occured during Rush 
Week, when no fraternity 
could throw a party. Coinci- 
dence??) Also, it is possible 
to have a good time in your 
room without getting written 
up, if you steer clear of yell- 
ing and bass-filled music. 

I agree that cam- 
pus life does need more "life" 
pumped into it. However, ex- 
tending weekend quiet hours 
probably isn't the answer. The 
Residence Life Staff will face 
longer hours and drunker resi- 
dents, probably resulting in 
stricter policy enforcement. 
Not only that, but new quiet 
hours really ignore an impor- 
tant part of our campus — even 
if they are not the so-often-ca- 
tered-to majority. 

Lets go play out in the rain 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Oglethorpe stu- 
dents drop those awful umbrel- 
las and go play out in the rain! 
Sound silly, or a great way to 
get sick? Well, it's not. Rain 
can be a very cleansing 
epperience, literally washing 
your troubles away. Plus, what 
better way to waste precious 
study time than by finding a 
near by mud hole and jump- 
ing in it? Many of the O.U. 
students must think that they 
will melt upon getting wet. 
Unless you happen to be the 
wicked witch from the Wizard 
of Oz, then you do not have 
much to fear. Personally, I 
think all umbrellas should be 
baned and the owners be 
forced to stand out in rain and 

play. There is no reason to stay 
indoors during a shower, un- 
less of course there is a light- 
ning storm. 

Of course, not all 
us like the rain, unfortunately 
for some, the rain can actually 
be a depressant. If when it 
rains your thoughts get 
gloomy don't worry, just step 
outside and receive natural 
and free therapy. I, luckily 
enough, love the rain. To me 
there is nothing better than a 
good rainfall. It gives me the 
chance to run around and 
make a complete fool of my- 
self (although I don't really 
need the rain to do that). 
Sometimes, if you have that 
special someone in your life, 
it is always good to cuddle up 
with them next to an open win- 

dow and just listen to the rain. 
It has been said that rainfall 
can be a very erotic experi- 
ence. No wonder so many 
people flock to Niagra Falls 
everyday to get married. On 
the otherhand, too much rain 
can be very depressing. Just 
ask anyone who has lived near 
Seattle, Washington and all 
they talk about is the rain. 
Fortunately, we do not receive 
that kind of rain. The rain here 
in Georgia is a pleasant warm 
rain that is common to the 
South. To conclude, next time 
it is raining outside and you 
feel like you just need to get 
wet, don't hesitate to run 
around and jump and play in 
the rain. Don't worry about 
looking foolish alone because 
I will be out there so we can 
be foolish together. 

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Les Miserables" is a performance you must see to believe 

By Tomika Powell 

Because I had 

never seen a "real" Broadway 
play, and because all of the re- 
views were so wonderful, and 
because all of the conditions 
were favorable for an enjoy 
able evening (right time, right 
place, right company), I de- 
cided that maybe it was just the 
"right" time for me to see "Les 
Miserables." And so my ad- 
venture began... 

That night, the 
opening night, there was such 
a sense of excitement and an- 
ticipation in the air. My ex- 
citement and anticipation, 
though, were due to the fact 
that it was my first real night 
out in the big city. All I knew 
about "Les Miz" was that ev- 
eryone wanted to see it. The 
little I had heard about the 
story was not enough for me 
to really know what to expect, 
so I went into the Fox com-' 
pletely ignorant of the fact that 
I was about to see the'best play 
I had ever seen before in my 

It was the story of 
Jean Valjean, a man who after 
nineteen years of working on 
a chain gang for stealing a loaf 
of bread, finds that even after 
he is released, his status as a 
convict has left him an outcast 
among the townspeople. 
Naturally, he has become em' 
bittered and even the kindness 
of the Bishop of Digne doesn't 
affect Vaijean who, in ex- 
change for this kindness, steals 
some silver. After getting 
caught by the police and 
brought back before the 
Bishop, Valjean is so moved 
that the Bishop lies to the po- 
lice for him that he decides it 
is time for him to turn his life 
around. Over a period of eight 
years, (during which Valjean 
has broken his parole) he has 
changed his name and become 
a well-respected mayor and a 
factory owner. 

One day when 
some of the factory women 
find out about an employee of 
Valjean 's illegitimate child, 

they ask for her to be fired. 
The foreman fires her because 
she turned down his proposi- 
tions earlier. This now unem- 
ployed woman, Fantine, for 
her livelihood and that of her 
child, Cosette, turns to a life 
of prostitution after selling all 
of her belongings. Sick, tired, 
and finally humiliated, Fantine 
becomes disgusted with her 
job and has an altercation with 
a prospective clieht. She is al- 
most taken away to jail when 
our hero, Jean Valjean, inter- 
venes and has her sent to a 
hospital instead. Around this 
same time, the "Mayor" saves 
a man who had been pinned 
beneath a runaway cart. This 
test of strength reminds the 
police inspector, Javert, of 
someone else who had 
once exhibited such /■ 

strength, a prisoner >g^>y 
24601, Jean 
Valjean. Al- 
t h o u g 
of no one 
else with 
such ab 

ing water for the people with 
whom she lives. When Valjean 
and Cosette return to the home 
of her "caretakers," he offers 
to pay them to let him have 
Cosette and easily sways their 
initial refusals by adding more 
bills to the pile already on the 

Years later, 
Cosette and Valjean are in 
Paris where at any moment the 
tension may break and the 
revolution might begin. Javert, 
who is still in hot pursuit of 
Valjean, is anxious to < 


m a 1 

strength, his mind was 
at ease because he 
knew that Valjean 
had been captured /J^-- 
and was about to *^ ' " ^ 
stand trial. The 
real Valjean could not stand by 
silently and watch an innocent 
man go to prison. He goes to 
the court, confesses to every- 
one that he is Jean Valjean, 
prisoner 2460 1 , and flees im- 
mediately. He arrives back at 
the hospital in time enough to 
promise the dying Fantine that 
he will find her daughter and 
look after her. Unable to let 
the man he had been after for 
years get away, Javert follows 
Valjean to the hospital and at- 
tempts to arrest him, but once 
again, our hero escapes. 

Valjean goes off in 
search of Cosette whom he 
finds out in the woods fetch- 

him, using any means neces- 
sary. The Thenardiers, 
Cosette 's former caretakers, 
are ready for the revolution to 
begin so that they can scav- 
enge when the chaos clears. 
Their daughter, Eponine, is 
desperately fighting for the 
love of the student, Marius, 
who is falling in love with 

One night M. 
Thenardier and his gang were 
lurking outside of Valjean's 
home when Eponine came 
along and stopped them. 
Valjean, not seeing the culprits, 
was convinced that it was 
Javert and decides that he and 

Cosette must leave the coun- 

Meanwhile, the 
students were building a bar- 
ricade in anticipation of the 
ensuing revolution which 
eventually claims the lives of 
Eponine and all but one of the 
students, Marius. Vaijean 
saves Marius by taking him 
into the sewers and leaving 
him in the hospital in Cosette 's 
care after he makes a safe get- 
away. Javert jumped from a 
bridge and killed himself 
because he couldn't live 
with the fact that he let 
Valjean go so that he 
could take Marius to 
the hospital. 

After Marius re- 
covers, he and 
Cosette marry and 
Valjean decides 
that in order for 
them to live in 
safety he must 
go away. Be- 
fore he goes, 
he gets sick 
and ends up 
the secret 
of her 
h e 

planned never to tell her, in his 
hospital room just before he 

The plays finale 
begins when the spirits of 
Eponine and Fantine appear to 
take Valjean with them. Then, 
the entire cast comes together 
on the stage and delivers one 
of the most moving songs of 
the entire play. It was the type 
of song that makes your heart 
pound, your stomach fill with 
butterflies, and your eyes well 
up with tears. It was the type 
of play that brought about a 
feeling so strong that such in- 
tensity is difficult to translate 
into words. At times the on- 

stage movement was hard to 
follow and the almost con- 
stantly revolving stage did not 
make it any easier, but the 
music, the singing as well as 
the instruments, dictated when 
to feel the emotional shift. 
Cosette's sweet, childlike 
voice coupled with the rich- 
ness of Valjean' s created an 
unlikely juxtaposition of 
sounds, yet made it all seem so 
natural. For a moment, it felt 
like maybe on the streets of 
Paris everyone does sing and 
dance, every person is a char- 
acter with untold secrets and 
private traumas. 

Most of all, the 
play gives credit to the French 
revolutionaries for their bold 
strength and courage in the 
face of not only adversaries 
like poverty, crime, famine, 
and sickness, but also death, 
the undefeatable foe. And still, 
after the battle-smoke clears 
and the dead are taken away, 
there still remains a love story 
with all the irony and power 
of real life's love stories. For 
love of her daughter, Fantine 
dies; for the love of Marius, 
Eponine dies; for the love of 
justice, Javert dies; and for 
love of their country, Enjolras 
and the other student revolu- 
tionaries die. 

I could say that 
yes, the conditions were ripe 
for me to have enjoyed the 
night out on the town, regard- 
less of the play's actual impact, 
but I won't because "Les 
Miserables" did have an im- 
pact, a moving power that left 
its mark in the wide-eyed, 
open-mouthed expressions of 
the people in the audience as 
they headed out the door. It 
was a tremendous display of 
talent on the part of the musi- 
cians and actors, the director 
(Cameron Mackintosh) and 
set designers, the make-up and 
lights people, the playwrights 
who turned it into a musical 
(Alain Boublil and Claude- 
Michel Schonberg), and the 
novel's author, Victor Hugo. 
May I simply say, it was re- 
markable, and an honor for me 
to witness it. 

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Leibovitz shoots for the stars 

By Mary Lynch 

Like Water for 

Chocolate, for those of you 

who haven't heard of it, is a 
foreign film that you won't 
exactly see playing in all of the 
big theaters around town. It's 
going to be a little harder to 
find, and you'll also have to 
put up with subtitles (be sure 
to sit behind someone short— 
I didn't!), but if these two im- 
pediments won't bother you 
then it's definitely something 
you should see. 

Like Water for 

Chocolate is a Mexican film, 

set at the turn of the century. 
The plot, while not overly 
complicated, would be pretty 
hard to summarize quickly, 
but I will tell you that it is ba- 
sically the life story of a girl 
who is not allowed to marry 
because she's the youngest 
child and must live out her life 
in service to her mother (it's 
more interesting than that 
sounds though — I promise). 

The movie is 
beautifully done, with great 
acting by everybody in the cast 
and a fabulous story line that 
keeps you hanging on every 
word. There is marvelous 
symbolism (yes, that title 
means something) which it is 
very prominent throughout the 
movie. Also, and this pleas- 
antly surprised me, there is a 
good bit ofhumor thrown in — 
but you have to look for it a 
little. If I still haven't peaked 
your interest, then maybe you 
should also note that one of the 
movie's central themes is sex, 
and there is a little bit of the 
supernatural thrown in as well. 

I can't praise this 
film highly enough, partly due 
to the fact that Like Water for 

Chocolate is not one of the 

mainstream, mindless movies 
that we always see. It goes into 
your head and stays there, and 
its beauty will really touch 
you. So if you have the time 
you really owe it to yourself 
to check it out; you'll be glad 
you did 

High Museum Press Service 

Portraits of 

John Lennon, Ella Fitzgerald 
and Whoopi Goldberg and 
early black-and-white essays 
on the Roiling Stones and 
President Nixon's resignation 
are among the more than 120 

zine made in the 1970s; por- 
traits commissioned by Vanity 
Fair magazine from 1983 to 
1990; and images from the 
American Express "Portraits" 
advertising campaign. Also on 
view are Leibovitz s black- 
and-white photojournalism 
produced for Rolling Stone in 

images in "Annie Leibovitz 
Photographs 1970-1990,"the 
first museum exhibition cov- 
ering the extraordinary 20- 
year career of photographer 
Annie Leibovitz. The exhibi- 
tion opens on September 2 1 at 
the High Museum of Art and 
will remain on view through 
November 28. 

Ned Rifkin, direc- 
tor of the High Museum of Art, 
comments, "Annie Leibovitz 
is both a superb photographer 
and an inspired chronicler of 
late-20th-century culture. It 
is especially appropriate for us 
to be able to present this out- 
standing exhibition to Atlanta 
during our 10th anniversary 
season in the High's award- 
winning building. Both are 
striking celebrations of the art 
of our time." 

The exhibition in- 
cludes Leibovitz's first por- 
traits for Rolling Stone maga- 

the '70s, early black-and- 
white reportage work and se- 
lections from her latest work. 

Annie Leibovitz's 
style is an uncanny amalgam 
of humor, curiosity and com- 
passion. She has created some 
of the most vivid, instantly 
known portraits of the day, 
such as her photographs of 
Bette Midler covered in 
roses or John Belushi and 
Dan Ackroyd as "The 
Blues Brothers." Her 
works have helped shape 
and define the look of 
American popular culture. 

Exhibition cu- 
rator Willis Hartshorn of 
the International Center of 
Photography attributes 
much of Leibovitz's suc- 
cess to her skill as a direc- 
tor and says that she has a 
unique ability to inspire 
people to reveal them- 
selves. Leibovitz has a tal- 

ent for getting the picture 
she wants. In her best im- 
ages we can sense the ex- 
change between the photog- 
rapher and the subject — an 
interaction that generates in- 
timacy and understanding." 
Leibovitz's gift 
for portraiture, and her de- 
were clear 
when she won 
her first assign- 
ment with 
Rolling Stone 
in 1970, while 
still a student 
at the San 
Francisco Art 
Institute. Her 
portfolio im- 
pressed the 
editor of the 
magazine so 
much that she 
was hired to do 
the cover por- 
trait of John 
lennon. By 
1973, she was 
the magazine's 
chief photog- 

her career be- 
gan, Leibovitz 
has been published nationally 
and internationally producing 
stills for motion pictures, al- 
bum and book covem. posters 
for the World Cup Games, 
photo spreads for major maga- 
zines and commissioned work 
for publishers and corpora- 


Among the many 
honors Leibovitz has received 
are awards from the American 
Society of Magazine Photog- 
raphers and the International 
Center of Photography as well 
a Grammy, Kelley and Clio 

Admission to 
Annie Leibovitz Photographs 
1970-1990" is included in the 
Museum admission fee of $5 
for adults, $3 for college stu- 
dents and senior citizens and 
$ 1 for children ages 6- 1 7. Ad- 
mission is free at all times for 
Museuin members and chil- 
dren under 6. Admission is free 
for the general public on 
Thursdays from) 1 to 5 p.m. 

The High Mu- 
seum of Art is located at 
Peachtree and 1 6th streets at 
the Woodruff Arts Center in 
midtown Atlanta. Hours are 
Tuesday through Samrday, 10 
a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon 
to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 9 
p.m., and closed on Mondays. 

For further infor- 
mation about High Museum of 
Art programs, call 404-892- 

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The music of Oglethorpe University 

By Sarah Buzzard 

Whether you 

like to participate in. or sim- 
ply listen to, good music, 
Oglethorpe offers many activi- 
ties to tempt your musical 
tastebuds. If singing is your 
thing, check out the University 
Singers and the University 
Chorale (see article in the Or- 
ganization section). The uni- 
versity also has three extracur- 
ricular music groups in exist- 
ence, and two more waiting in 
the wings. 

The stage band, 
which plays pop, swing, big 
band, and jazz, is open to any- 
one who is interested. Contact 

director Thomas Taylor at 
365-2559. For an older sound, 
we have the Oglethorpe Re- 
corder Ensemble, which plays 
renaissance and medieval mu- 
sic on antique instruments. For 
more infomation or to get in- 
volved in this group, contact 
Dr. Ron Carlisle at 364-8345 
or drop by his office, Lupton 
317. The Oglethorpe Winds 
also welcomes new members. 
Contact the director, Dr. Dana 
Carton, box number 30. 

If none of these 
three groups seem to fit your 
musical interests or abilities, 
perhaps you would be inter- 
ested in the Ogletnorpe Strings 
or the Oglethorpe Brass. Start- 
ing these organizations de- 
pends on interest, so if you 

would like to get involved, 
contact Dr. Irwin Ray at 364- 

You can hear 
Oglethorpe's musical groups 
perform at several concerts 
during the semester. At the 
Parents' Weekend Showcase 
on Friday , October 2 at 7:30 
in Lupton, the stage band, Uni- 
versity Singers, and University 
Chorale will perform. On Fri- 
day, November 19 at 8 p.m., 
the Annual Night of the Arts 
wll be held in the Great Hall 
of Hearst. It will feature per- 
forming groups as well as in- 
dividuals. Anyone interested 
in participating should contact 
Elizabeth Stockton at 365- 
2596. The Annual Boar's 
Head Ceremony and Concert, 

on December 3 at 7:30, will 
feature performances by all of 
Oglethorpe's musical organi- 
zations. These concerts are all 
free and everyone is welcome. 

Finally, there are 
two more performances this 
semester in the Skylight Gal- 
lery Series at the art museum. 
On Sunday, Oct. 24, at 4 P.M., 
flutist James Zellers will per- 
form chamber music. And on 
Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 P.M.., 
the museum is hosting te 
Quintetto Barocco, a quintet of 
baroque and neoclassical in- 

From this smor- 
gasbord of musical activities, 
feel free to sample any for your 
musical enjoyment this semes- 

Tarantino has made a disturbing film 

By Jim Cambell 

The verdict is in, 

Quentin Tarantino has 
avoided the sophomore blues. 
His second effort, True Ro- 
mance, while not as poignant 
and focused as his first screen- 
play, Resevoir Does, is a 
clever, well-paced, somewhat 
disturbing film. 

No doubt the dis- 
turbing aspect is quite inten- 

tional. In an age of fluff and 
meaningless formula pictures, 
Tarantino has somehow bro- 
ken into the mainstream with 
a different brand of movie. 
Like Resevoir Dogs. True 
Romance offers no patented 
Hollywood endings, no rides 
off into the sunset, but rather, 
casualties and tragedies that 
seem to scream "Life is often 
crazy, unfair, cruel, and de- 
pressing." Tarantino's films 
are truly not for everyone. 
Thank God. 

While the screen- 
play is exceptional, what's a 
great script without a great 
cast? True Romance has it 
covered. The cast reads like a 
list of presenters at an awards 
show. Christian Slater, 
Patricia Arquette, Dennis 
Hopper, Gary Oldman, Brad 
Pitt, Christopher Walken, and 
Val Kilmer all turn in fine per- 
formances. Together they give 
fervent life to Tarantino's 
frightening visions. 

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on the run from the bad guys, 
is nothing extremely original. 
That's fine, though, becuase 
the beauty of the film lies in 
Tarantino's ability to infuse 
old ideas with something of his 
own, something fresh and dif- 
ferent. His originality is 
splashed all over the film from 
the way he handles violence 
(Arquette fights back against 
a 250 lb. mafia hitman) to his 
take on male sexuality. 

If there's one ques- 
tionable aspect to the film it's 
the use, no the robbery, of the 
theme song from the 70's clas- 
sic Badlands. The song is used 
in the same manner right down 
to the quirky female dialogue 
spoken over it. But then again 
T.S. Eliot once said, "A good 
writer borrows, a great writer 

Bottom line, ev- 
erything in this movie works. 
If you get a chance to break 
away from the non-stop fun 
and excitement on the OU 
campus, check out True Ro- 
mance . You'll laugh, you'll 
cry, you'll cringe, you may 
even get sick, but you will 
definately not be bored. Bravo 

In Utero 

By Chris Brown 
Entertainment Editor 

If anyone bought 
into the idea that Nirvana was 
going to put out an .under- 
ground album, I 'm here to tell 
you that all the hype, distor- 
tion, and angst in the world 
couldn't keep them from writ- 
ing catchy-catchy pop songs. 
Their latest effort, In Utero, 
utilizes the kind of tones Neil 
Young and Iggy pop explored 
in the 70 's, that is, a wide range 
of guitar sounds to the effect 
of making this disc seem loose, 
expiatory, and grungy. But, 
what their "exploration" 
amounts to really is covering 
up the sometimes obvious in- 
fluence of Lennon/McCarthy 
which means, simply stated, 
that the alternative sound they 
mean to have pioneered is 
nothing more than "Help" 
turned up and distorted 
enough to please the lazy ears 
of todays pop culture. 

Nearly all the 
songs on In Utero draw from 
the success of Nevermind; if 
you listen closely, you can sing 
"In Bloom" and " Smells like 
Teen Spirit" to several songs. 
The primary difference this 
time around is that lyrically- 
there are no anthems. Yes, I'm 
still the one who likes to sing 
along, but, I don't feel so uni- 
fied and brotherly singing 
"Rope Me." 

All in all, when 
stripped of its pretentious and 
media play, In Utero is a fairly 
intricate and skillfully ren- 
dered pop construction. Yes, 
Nirvana will still be among 
the hypist most killerest 
groups, only now, having 
earned free licence to not be 
prophets and spokesmen, cool- 
ness takes the form of some- 
thing more genuine. 

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CHAOS by Brian Shuster 

Preg nant Pause *0T 

The Amputation Diet Plan 

When cartoon characters get fed-up. 

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The Stormy 

Jason Thomas 

Managing Editor: 
Brian Davis 

Copy Editor: 

Steven Cooper 

Editorial Editor: 

Justin Hayes 

Entertainment Editor: 
Chris Brown 

Feature Editors: 

Angie Dickerson 

Brandon Gallaway 

Layout Editor: 
Ryan P. Queen 

News Editor: 
Jonelle Thomas 

Photography Editor: 
Tim Evans 

Production Editor 
Chopper Johnson 


Daryl Brooks 

Jennifer Chiofalo 

Yolanda Hernandez 

Trish Hinton 

Sam Hutcheson 

Kim Jones 

Kathy Lea 

Theresa Linebarger 

Aretha List 

Mary Lynch 

Barbara Miller 

Shannon Montgomery 

Tomika Powell 

Daniel Rosenthal 

Randy Tidwell 

Pauline Van Vliet 

Christie Willard 

Academic Advisors: 

Bill Brightman 

Robert Drake 

Michael McClure 

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40 Holy one 

41 Kitchen item 

42 Be Nke 

44 Heavy beer 

45 Move on wheels 

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54 Surmounting 

55 Defile 

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46 Hint of color 53 Hardens 

47 Track event 

48 School on the 

56 "Do — say, 
not ..." 

57 Writer Fleming 

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What's Not 

What's Hot: 

Dunn on campus 
What's Not: 

Dunn off campus 

What's Hot: 

The girl in the tight jean 
What's Not: 

The fact that she is only a 
figmant of my imagina 

What's Hot: 

Ellie May Clampet 
What's Not: 

Mrs. Drysdale 

What's Hot: 

What's Not: 

The broken fussball table 

What's Hot: 

Will Lukow's shaved legs 
What's Not: 

Our loss to Toccoa Falls 

What's Hot: 

Playing trivia at Chicago's 
What's Not: 

Not having a parking 
space when you get back 

What's Hot: 

Going to Masquerade to 
get away from the people 
at OU 
What's Not: 

Everyone from OU is at 
Masquerade when you get 

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All Dunn: Twenty steps to a successful you 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
All- Around Good Guy 

So we're not ofT 

to a very good start this semes- 
ter. Morale is down, every- 
body is mad at somebody or 
something, the weather is aw- 
fully weird, you have a paper 
due, and Bill Clinton is still 
our president. 

I, Coach Dunn, 
have decided to help the resi- 
dent director staff, as well as 
the student body, out a little bit 
by composing a little article 
list that should be of use to 
those involved. I would tell 
you to come by my room and 
offer suggestion, but my roof 
is offl units and I just dont trust 
anybody anymore. 

Ways Of Blowing OfT 


2) Meditate. 

3) Beat up your roommate. 

4) Go rafting up the Ocoee. 

5) Rent a helicopter and fly 
into the Grand Canyon. 

6) Have a good old pillow 
fight (before quiet hours, or 

7) Play solitaire on Eleanor 
Fulton's computer. 

8) Dont cheat. 

9) Hold your breath until 
you blow up. 

1 0) Sit in third Alumni on a 
hot day until you blow up. 

11) Go to the mall and flirt 
with Tony Gibson or that 
cute girl that works at the 

12) Play tackle football in 
the rain. 

13) Go mud wrestling. 

14) Play stickball wth Sam. 

15) Put on a suit and go for a 
job interview. It wont be 
much fun, butit sure as hell 
will make you miss college. 

16) Make Shelly Anderson 

start giggling. 

17) Watch Lori Green and 
Ann Mason constantly 


18) Invite Will Mullis into 
your room and see if he 

can talk completely through 
the Braves at 7:30, the 
Giants at 10:30, and Rush 
Limbaugh at 2:30. 

19) Take a chair and sit in 
the shower (dont forget to 
turn the water on, it is more 
fun that way). 

20)Put a punching bag in 
your room and beat it 

Random Questions for No 
Particular Reason 

1 ) What takes longer, warm- 
ups before a volleyball game 
or sudden death of a soccer 

2)Who will be the first OU 
team to win a conference 

3) How many roaches can 
possibly fit in one room? 
4) Why are they gathered all 
in mine? 

5) Can Will Lukow score 
100 goals in his career? 

6) Will he beat me up for 
continually writing this? 
7)How many people will 
throw up on the first day of 
conditioning for men's and 
women's basketball? 

8) When is that guy going to 
stand on his chair in the 
dining hall and tell us about 

9) Can picture Billy Popp 
breaking up the fights at 
basketball games instead of 
Pete Meyer? 

10) Will Ward Jones return 
to work the clock? (Just 
kidding Ward, you do a good 
job reagrdlessof what those 
irate fans tell you). 

11) Can Moccio and 
Gambino continue their 
academic comeback of the 


12) Can the lines get any 
longer in that dining hall? 

13) Is it legal to park in the 
woods across from the dining 

1 4)Has anybody heard from 
Jill McLester? 
1 5)Smile, everything is 
going to be all right... 

Until next time a 
little poem in signing off.. 

Roses are red, 
Viloets are blue, 
You got written up, 
I did too. 

Dont let it get to you, 
Just smile and be a sport, 
They wont get me again, 
I'll be on thecourt. 


Dunn, James Dunn 

OU Lady's soccer team off to its best start 

By Jason Thomas 

The Oglethorpe 

Lady Petrel soccer team is off 
to its best start in the history 
of OU women's soccer. Pres- 
ently the team stands at 4-2 
with a 2- 1 conference record. 

After beqining the 
season with a loss to Emory 
University, the Petrels bounced 
back and won four staight 
games, two of which were con- 
ference matches. The 
women's first victory came to 
the dismay of Agnes Scott 
College. ASC proved to be a 
much tougher opponent than 
expected. The Petrels were 
down 0-1 the majority of the 
game until Kirsten Hanzsek 
equalizthed the match, send- 
ing it into overtime. Melissa 
Lamb then scored for the Pe- 
trels to give them their first vic- 

The next victim 

was Centre College. This 
game also went into overtime, 
and the women came away 
with a victory because of qoals 
from Hanzsek, Michelle 
Ponte, and Dawn Bristol. The 
next victory was a 5-1 stomp- 
ing of Wesleyan University. 

Ponte had two goals, while 
other goals came from 
Hanzsek, Bristol, and Terra 

This past weekend 
the ladies played Millsaps Col- 
lege. The Lady Petrels upset 
the favored Majors by a score 

of 2-1. Goals were scored by 
Ponte and Lamb. Unfortu- 
nately, to end the weekend the 
women suffered a loss at the 
hands of Rhodes College. The 
Petrels held strong for the first 
half and were trailinq only 2- 
1. During the second half, 

Practice. Practice. Practice. It seems to work. 

photo by Tim Evans 

though, injuries and fatigue 
hurt the ladies and Rhodes 
took advantaqe of that, scorinq 
three more qoals to end the 
game at 5-1. 

Despite the recent loss, the 
women are still very optimis- 
tic about the season. Junior 
Captain, Shelley Robinson 
stated, "The season is going 
verywell. This is the best team 
in OU women s soccer history. 
We have the most talented 
team we have ever had com- 
bined with the greatest work 
ethic." She also stated, "I want 
to give credit where credit is 
due and a lot of our success is 
because of our new coach, 
Todd Yelton." 

The team looks as 
if it will easily become the best 
team 0U women soccer has 
ever seen. Come out and 
watch the women play this 
weekend at 1 :00 PM on Sat- 

Page 16/The Stormy Petrel/October 1 , 1993 


Men's soccer has ups and downs 

By Jason Thomas 

The good, the 

bad, and the ugly. That would 
be the way to describe the 
Oglrthorpe Stormy Petrel 
men's soccer team. The team 
had started very poorly this 
season despitehaving a very 
talented team. They are pres- 
ently 2-5-1 after this recent 
weekend. This weekend 
showed the sides of the good 
and the ugly. 

On Saturday, the 
men played Millsaps Univer- 
sity. The game was a magnifi- 
cent display of their true tal- 
ent and their ability to play as 
a talented. The Petrels de- 
feated the Majors 5-2. The 
firstand second goals were 
scored by Will Lukow. The 
later being a fourty yard solo 
effort. The Majors then coun- 
tered and made the score 2-1 . 
John Nunes then widened the 
lead for the Petrels by scoring 

and making the score 3-1. To 
cap the first half, Cameron 
Bready had a well placed free 
kick to bring the score to 4- 1 . 

In the second half, 
the Petrels contnued to play 
well, although their scoring 
was not as prolific. The Ma- 
jors closed their defecit to 4-2 
early in the second half. Will 
Lukow then completed his hat- 
trick by converting a penalty 
kick with twenty -two minutes 
left to play. 

Overall, the team 
played very well defensively 
despite the loss of starting out- 
side defender Jason Williams. 
Williams was sick for the Pe- 
trels game against Millsaps. 
Bobby Holman, a sophomore 
defender, stepped in and 
started in the place of Will- 
iams. Holman played an ex- 
cellent game for the Petrels and 
provided a solid defender the 
entire game. David Lerette 
and Rob Fearon also played 
outstanding defensive games. 

Every player on the OU soc- 
cer team played against the 
Majors, it was an entire team 

This game up- 
lifted the Petrels, who had been 
in a three game losing streak. 
After the victory, their S.CAC 
record was 1-0-1. 

The following day 
the Petrels faced the defending 
SCAC champions, the Rhodes 

College Lynx. Rhodes proved 
to be an overwhelming force 
for the Petrels as they defeated 
Oglethorpe 7-0. After the 
game, no team member wished 
to comment on the game. It 
was a very disheartening loss 
for the Petrels. The team did 
not possess the ball well, as 
they had the day before. The 
team that played Rhodes did 
not appear to be the same team 

that defeated Millsaps the day 
before. This loss dropped their 
conference record to 1-1-1. 
No member of the team was 
pleased with their individual or 
team performance on Sunday. 
The OU men's team plays 
Thursday at 4:00 at OU ver- 
sus Piedmont and Saturday at 
3:00 at OU versus Thomas 
More. Come out and cheer the 
Petrels on to victories. 

Fall baseball season begins 

By Daryl Brooks 

As the Braves 

put the finishing touches on 
another championship season, 
many of you may think base- 
ball is almost over until spring. 
But just as good old mom was 
always there for you, baseball 
will always be around. Need 
proof? Come out to the sta- 
dium on any sunny afternoon 
and watch the OU baseball 
team practice. 

Now I know many 
of you may still be confused. 
Doesn't baseball start in the 

spring? Well, officially, yes. 
But in the fall the baseball 
team prepares for spring with 
a lot of hard work, practice, 
and five scrimmages. 

The team's first 
scrimmage was a rain-short- 
ened affair at Emory. The 
game was scoreless when play 
was stopped in the bottom of 
the third inning. Vinny 
McGrath allowed 1 hit for the 
Petrels. Jimmy Moccio banged 
out the Petrels only hit. 

The rest of the 
team's fall schedule includes 
another game with Emory on 
September 2 8 at 3 :00; Sept 3 

vs. Dekalb 3 :00; October 9 vs. 
Young Harris at 12:00. 

All games will be 
played away due to continu- 
ing construction on the field. 
On Sunday Oct. 10 the team 
will play its 100-inninggame. 
The purpose of this game is to 
raise money for the team's 
opening road trip to Texas. 
(Anyone who would like to 
make a pledge, find a baseball 

This year's ver- 
sion of the Petrels will be lead 
by Bill Popp. Coach Popp took 
over for Pete Meyer who left 
to become head recruiter at 
Valdosta State. 

Petrel volleyball crushes Wesleyan 

By Randy Tidwell 

Volleyball sea- 
son has began at Oglethorpe to 
the changes of many oppo- 
nents. The home opener was a 
triple-header which appeared 
to be a formidable obstacle to 
the Lady Petrels. The Lady Pe- 
trels easily passed with flying 

The first match 
was Wesleyan College. To get 
a feel for how this game pro- 
gressed , maybe you should 
know how long it lasted— 23 
minutes. It took longer for the 
teams to warm-up than it took 
to play the game. Lori Green 
won the first 13 pts. in a row. 
At only one point in the game 
were the Petrels even chal- 

lenged. At 11-0 one of the 
Wesleyan players "spiked" a 
ball that actually went over the 
net. Hustling by our players 
helped keep the rally going. 
Game 1 was a 1 5-0 shutout. 

Game 2 was pretty 
much the same way, though 
Wesleyan did score a point. 
Our Ladies completely domi- 
nated the Wesleyan team. The 
big shock was just how 
quickly the match ended. The 
final score was 15-1. 

The second match 
started in a much more dubi- 
ous way. Agnes Scott beat us 
up in game 1 15-5. The set- 
back was really a springboard 
as the Petrels came out strong 
for game 2. 

With a 1-0, Ann 
Mason smashed one of her 

biggest spikes of the day. This 
spike wowed the crowd, who 
had missed the first match. 
At 5-5 in the 2nd game Lu 
Green hit a big spike to give 
the Petrels the lead for good. 
Later Ann Mason would get 
blocked for the only time of the 
day, but the block went out of 
bounds. Sue Poston made an 
incredible block to give the 
Petrels 14-5 lead. The Petrels 
won 15-5. 

Game 3 was really 
only a continuation of game 2. 
Lori Green served up 7 points 
in a row and the match was in 
hand with a 15-5 win. If you 
want to know how the third 
match went, ask Sam 
Hutcheson. He has the notes,( 
we hope) of how it went. 

Lu Green prepares to serve. 

Photo by Tim Evans 

Page 1/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 

The Stormy Petrel 

Volume 69, Issue 3 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

October 22, 1993 

Psychology professor 

held up in 


page 2 

Security update 
page 3 

The Greeks 

are back 

page 7 

Solution to Bosnia 
page 9 

Theatre season 


page 10 

All Dunn: The test 
page 14 

Comics: 12-13 

Editorials: 8-9 



Features: 4-5 

News: 2-3 



ProFile: 4 

Screentest: 10 

Soundcheck: 11 

Sports: 14-15 

Greek housing finished at last 

Delta Sigma Phi and Kappa Alpha open their doors (well, maybe later...) 

By Jason Thomas 

The Oglethorpe 

University fraternities of Delta 
Sigma Phi and Kappa Alpha 
were scheduled to move into 

ously this date was not met ei- 
ther. The reason for this 
change in date was due to a 
couple of factors, some of 
which were uncontrollable by 
the administration in charge if 
this affair. During the spring 

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only slightly more than the 
frames to show for the sup- 
posed long months of hard 
work this summer on the 
Greek houses. 

The next serious 
delay came when the Greek 
members living in the houses 
found that there were not go- 
ing to be any stoves available 
in the houses, nor were any 
stoves allowed to be placed in 
the houses. This was because 
the original architect who de- 
signed the house placed the 
kitchen in the basement as was 
requested. What he failed 
to do was design 
proper ven- 

their newly built houses on 
campus this past weekend, but 
because of lack-luster deci- 
sions made by various faculty 
members concerning construc- 
tion, the houses have yet to be 

The majority of 
the new Greek housing was 
to be completed by middle 
to late August. Unfor- 
tunately, due to many 
problems, the stu- 
dents who are v 
supposed to live 
in the houses 
have yet to 
move into 
their re- 
Presently, the 
Delta Sig house and the KA 
house have been entirely com- 
pleted, but for some reason 
failed inspection. This, 
though, was only the most re- 
cent of delays. 

The next sched- 
uled move-in date was set for 
the 25th of September. Obvi- 

and early summer, heavy 
rain slowed the 
progress of the 
because it 

impossible to 
lay solid founda- 
tions for the houses when 
the group was as moist as it 
was. Once construction began 
and the frames of the houses 
were begining to be built, it be- 
came obvious that 
construction would take 
much longer than expected. If 
you took notice upon arriving 
at OU this year, you would 
have noticed that there was 

tion to 
How for 
stoves in the 
Greeks be- 
lieve the true root of the 
problem is in the office of 
Community Life. They say the 
main reason that the construc- 

tion is taking so long is be- 
cause the contractor was not 
properly informed that these 
were technically boarding 
houses, not residential houses, 
under Dekalb County ordi- 
nances. Therefore, these 
houses have to undergo differ- 
ent inspections and must be 
equiped with different safety 
items than those of a normal 
residencial house. 

Thus, a new en- 
trance date had to be set in or- 
der to accomadate for the con- 
struction workers to properly 
vent the house so 
that stoves 
could be 
placed in the 
This set the 
new date for 
moving in back 
to October 15. 
On October 15th, 
the houses seemed to be 
completed (Delta Sig and 
KA). Optimism was in the 
Everything looked very 
hopeful for the anxious 
Greeks, but when all seemed 
good, all went bad. Both the 
Delta Sig and the KA houses 
failed inspection. To make 
matters worse, Chi Phi was 
about to be forced out of their 
house with no where to place 
all their possessions from their 
present house off of Wieuca 
See Delays on page 3 

Chi Phi brothers begin the move photo by Pat Mulheam 

Page 2/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Career Services and what it can do for you 

By Robbie Romeiser 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Career Services 

offers a wide range of pro- 
grams available to sopho- 
mores, juniors, and seniors. 
Freshman are very welcome to 
take a look, too. This wide 
range of programs includes 
internships, co-ops, graduate 
school preparation and search 
services, career fairs, career 
research software, resume 
workshops (putting together a 
good resume ain't as easy as 

you think), an Alumni/Student 
Mentor Program, and much 
more. Make use of these valu- 
able services and get a leg up 
on the competition. Some of 
the upcoming events sched- 
uled by Katherine Nobles in 
Career Services are as follows: 

Monday, October 
18 from 1:00 - 4:00PM at 
Emory University, Cox Hall: 
Graduate/Professional School 
Day. Over 115 grad school 
programs will be represented 
from all over the country. 

Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 27: Wicked Wammy 
Night (What can I do with a 
majorin...). Panelists will dis- 
cuss career options for psy- 
chology, sociology, and social 

Wednesday, No- 
vember 3 at 3:30PM in the 
Talmage Room: Graduate 
School Preparation Seminar. 
Author/lecturer Donald Asher 
will speak on "How to Gain 
Admission to Highly Competi- 

Annual Health Fair to 
be held on October 27 

By Patsy A Bradley 
University Nurse 

The Health Fair 

will take place in Conference 
Room C, Emerson Student 
Center on Wednesday, Octo- 
ber 27, from 1 1 :00 AM - 3 :00 
PM. This is a convenient, free 
and relatively painless way of 
testing certain aspects of your 
health such as: blood pressure, 

cholesterol, body fat, lung ca- 
pacity, vision and hearing. 
The Sickle Cell Foundation 
will be here to test for Sickle 
Cell Anemia as well as other 
types of anemia. Except for 
the $5.00 charge for the cho- 
lesterol test, screenings are free 
and are provided by Volunteer 

Come to the 
Health Fair and find out just 
how healthy you really are. 

New psych professor 
held up in immigration 

By Brandon Galloway 
Features Editor 

Dr. Adrian Brock 

is Oglethorpe's newest profes- 
sor of psychology, but for now 
he could also be The Invisible 
Professor. Brock was hired re- 
cently for this semester, but 
don't expect to see him around 
campus-not yet anyway. Dr. 
Brock comes to us from Brit- 
ain, and it seems the immigra- 
tion process has made it an es- 
pecially long trip. Dr. Brock 
has made the best use of his 
forced vacation; he was mar- 
ried this summer in Canada. 

For now, adjunct 
faculty have been hired to 
teach his classes, but psychol- 
ogy majors take heart. Dr. 
Brock is scheduled next se- 

mester to teach Psychological 
Inquiry, Theories of Personal- 
ity, and History and Systems 
of Psychology - and we think 
he's going to show. In the fu- 
ture, Dr. Brock will also teach 
courses in social and abnormal 

Dr. Kerr says one 
reason Brock was chosen was 
for his "eclectic qualities and 
interests." Indeed his aca- 
demic background speaks for 
itself. He has studied at sev- 
eral European universities in- 
cluding Cambridge in En- 
gland, the University of 
Leipzig, and the Goethe Insti- 
tute in Berlin. He also spent 
time in Argentina and Canada. 
Dr. Brock is multilingual and 
has been published in at least 
two languages. We look for- 
ward to his arrival. 

tive Graduate Programs. 

Saturday, Novem- 
ber 6 from 8:30 AM - 2 :00PM. 
Sheraton at 1-75 North: CDS 
International Career Forum. 
Learn about career opportuni- 
ties in the international arena 
in finance, manufacturing, 
non-profit, education, and law. 
Registration forms available in 
Career Services. 

Friday, November 
19 from 11:00AM - 4:00PM 
at the Georgia International 

Convention Center: Career 
Opportunities '93. Learn of 
career employment opportuni- 
ties from businesses and orga- 
nizations throughout Georgia 
and the country. 

•♦♦Further information about 
these and other programs is 
offered by Katherine Nobles in 
Career Services located in the 
Student Center next to the 
Community Life office. The 
hours of the Community Life 
office are Monday-Friday 
from 9:00 AM. to 5:00 P.M. 

Page 3/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Delays, delays and more delays 

continued from page 1 

Road. Presently, all of the 
items that were being moved 
by Chi Phi are in a U-Haul 
parked next to the future Chi 
Phi house. As for the five 
members living in the house, 
they are presently living with 
the parents of Cole Maddox, 
a brother of Chi Phi. When 
asked what he thought of the 
problems with moving, Rod 
Smith, a Chi Phi brother 
responded, "The houses arent 
done yet, and we are basically 
a fraternity living out of suit- 
cases during midterms." 

The poor timing 
seems to be the largest com- 
plaint concerning the incom- 
plete Greek houses. Tim 
Matthews, a brother of SAE, 
sums up many greek's feelings, 
"We are very anxious, but like- 
wise we are also becoming 
very impatient" There are also 
many other concerns and com- 
plaints about the slow comple- 
tion of the houses. 

Another main 

complaint is concerning the 
poor organization of the Hous- 
ing Board to properly house 
the sorority women who are 
scheduled to move into a 
Greek house. All of the 
women who were scheduled to 
live in a Greek house are pres- 
ently displaced in one of the 
extra rooms adjacent to many 
of the upper quad dormitories. 
The living areas are not 
comprable to those of any of 
the women's residence halls, as 
stated by many of the women 
living in them. Most of the 
men have a comparable dorm 
to those of the other men liv- 
ing on campus (with the excep- 
tion of the five Chi Phi broth- 
ers). Much of this poor orga- 
nization is channelled by 
Greeks back to Community 

What seems worse 
to many of the women in- 
volved is the poor meal plan, 
or lack thereof, for the tempo- 
rary residents. The school did 
not provide the Greeks with a 

meal plan that would compen- 
sate them for being forced to 
live on campus, instead it now 
costs them more money. As 
Bridget Ceccirmi, a Tri -Sigma 
sister, stated, "Part of the rea- 
son I wanted to live in aGreek 
house was so that I could cook 
my own meals and save money 
at the same time. Now be- 
cause of all the delays, want- 
ing to live in a house has cost 
me even more money than liv- 
ing on campus normally." 

Lack of organiza- 
tion seem to be the overall 
problem for the incomplete 
state of the Greek housing. 
Teri Butle, a Chi Omega sis- 
ter, believes that," The comple- 
tion and time problem, along 
with the dorm disorganization 
was not handled properly by 
the administration." Jen 
Fowler, another Chi Omega, 
agreed and said, "Probably the 
biggest reason for the inconve- 
nience is due to the fact that 
they(Community Life) failed 
to inform the Greeks that they 
would not be living in houses 
when they showed up for 

Oglethorpe security update 

By Will Mullis 

- On Sunday, 

September 26th, in response to 
the concern over the car break- 
in reported in issue 2 of the Pe- 
trel, Harold Johnson, 
Oglethorpe's Director of Secu- 
rity, created a new shift. The 
guard on this shift, which runs 
from 1 l:00pm-5 :00am, seven 
days a week, is responsible for 
patrolling the parking lots that 
service the Upper Quad dorms 
and the newly created Greek 
Row. This new position al- 
lowsthe 12:00-8:00 patrol of- 
ficer to more closely monitor 
Traer, Goodman, campus 
buildings, and the outer perim- 
eter fence. 

- On Monday Sep- 
tember 27th, a student called 
Security to report that her car, 
which was parked in front of 

the SAE house, had its alarm 
activated by an attempted 
break-in. The car's door had 
been forced open but nothing 
was taken. 

- On Thursday, 
September 30th, a Traer resi- 
dent reported that she has been 
receiving annoying phone 
calls in the middle of the night 
from an unknown male caller. 

- On Friday, Octo- 
ber 1st, maintenance reported 
that the door to the Dempsey 
RA lounge had been kicked in, 
and that a pool ball had been 
thrown through the window. 

- On Monday, Oc- 
tober 4th, a maintenance 
worker reported that he had 
seen one student driving a Jeep 
hit another car and then speed 
off campus. The Jeep's driver 
was later identified but fortu- 
nately there was minimal dam- 

age to the other car. 

- On Tuesday, Oc- 
tober 5th, Ric Bemis, Director 
of the Physical Plant, reported 
that an extensive amount of 
equipment had been stolen 
from the maintenance shop. A 
report was filed with Dekalb 
County Police. 

- On Thursday, 
October 7th, a student hit an- 
other student's car as she went 
through the entrance to the 
Emerson Center Lot. The stu- 
dents chose to handle the 
wreck between themselves. 

- On Sunday , Oc- 
tober 10, Security was called 
to Traer when a male student 
refused to leave a female 
student's room at 3:1 Sam. 
When the security officer ar- 
rived, and reminded the male 
student of visitation hours, he 
agreed to leave amiably. 


Community Life 
is not actually the root of all 
the delays. The problem is that 
they are the most accesible to 
blame, and are the ones whom 
the Greeks have contact with. 

All parties involved in the con- 
struction of the Greek houses 
are to blame for one reason or 
the other, contractors, archi- 
tects, workers, and the 
adminsistration are all partly 
to blame, not just Community 

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Organizational tips for managing the 
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How the admissions decision is made 
Self assessment before writing an essay 
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Page A/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


One of the best kept secrets 

An inside 
view of new 
teachers at 

By Brandon Galloway 
Features Editor 

This week the 

profile is onMichele Cox. Ms 
Cox is a new part-time En- 
glish professor here at 
Oglethorpe, but she exhibits 
full-time enthusiasm. This se- 
mester she is teaching two sec- 
tions of Analytical Writing 
and an American literature 
class. As a student in the 
American literature class, I 
must say that Michele Cox 
seems to have a pioneer spirit 
of her own. 

Originally from Vir- 
ginia, Ms. Cox received her 
undergraduate degree at Vir- 
ginia Tech. and then moved to 
Montana to see the West and 
get her masters degree. Her 
thesis was on feminist literary 
criticism. While out West Ms. 
Cox taught at a community 
college in Oregon and at the 
University of Montana in 
Mazula. Cox describes 
Mazula as "the most beauti- 
ful place I've ever been" and 
adds that the city has the high- 
est number of writers per 
capita of any city in the U.S. 

Now Ms. Cox is try- 
ing to decide whether or not 
to forge ahead to a PhD. It's a 
difficult decision, says Cox, 
because she enjoys teaching 
part-time. She specifically 
likes having extra time to fo- 
cus on her classes. Whatever 
the future holds for Michele 
Cox, we at Oglethorpe are 
lucky to have her for the 
I present 

By Sarah Buzzard 

Are you aware 

of what Dr. Kerr calls "one of 
our best-kept secrets" at 
Oglethorpe? If not, you may 
be missing out on an experi- 
ence which will complement 
your classroom learning, en- 
hance your resume, and help 
you to identify career goals. It 
may even land you a job. This 
invaluable experience is an 

Stacy Geagan 
goes so far as to say that in- 
ternships should be required. 
And she should know. Stacy 
is currently interning with 
Channel 5, as a producer for 
"Good Day Atlanta." She sets 
up the equipment and makes 
arrangements by phone for the 
shots. She says of her super- 
visors, "They respect me. 
They don't ask me to do fil- 
ing, or copying, or anything 
like that." She also says that 
"the experience is something 
you'll never get from a class- 
room." When asked if her in- 
ternship has any disadvan- 
tages, Stacy responds, "the 
hours." The original arrange- 
ment was 15-20 hours per 

week; in reality Stacy works 
45-50 hours every week. But, 
she says, "I love it; it's great." 

How do you go 
about getting an internship? 
First, you must be at least a 
sophomore with a G.P.A of 
2.8 or higher. If you meet 
these requirements, talk to 
your advisor or Katherine 
Nobles about internship op- 
portunities. Katherine Nobles 
can help you create a resume 
and apply for several positions. 
She pojnts out that it is an in- 
dividualized process. If the 
position a student wants 
doesn't exist, Katherine 
Nobles will try to create that 
position within an organiza- 
tion. She says, "Most compa- 
nies welcome high-quality stu- 
dents. Employers enjoy being 
students' mentors. 

Most internships 
are unpaid positions, but a stu- 
dent is awarded credit, up to a 
maximum of 15 hours. An 
internship for three hours 
credit or more must be ap- 
proved by the Internship Com- 
mittee, which consists of 
Katherine Nobles, a member 
of each division of the faculty 
appointed by Dr. Caprio, and 
two student representatives. 

These are students who have 
had internships. 

Katherine Nobles 
says that Oglethorpe's intern- 
ship program compares favor- 
ably to other schools' pro- 
grams because of the richness 
of opportunities in the Atlanta 
community. Typically 20-25 
Oglethorpe students do intern- 
ships each semester. An intern- 
ship can benefit a student of 
any major. Andrea Beasley, a 
senior psychology major, cre- 
ated an internship at the Geor- 
gia Mental Health Institute. 
She works there six hours a 
week for two hours of credit. 
"I provide companionship for 
the patients, play games with 
them, give them someone to 
talk to," she says. Andrea says 
one of the biggest advantages 
of her internship is that "I get 
to narrow down my options of 
what I want to do in the future. 
I get to see what the mental 
health workers and other staff 
in the hospital do." As a 
former intern said, "At worst, 
you'll find out what you don't 
want to do; at best you'll find 
out what you want to do." 

Faculty advisors 
of interns generally require 
some sort of written work to 

complement the internship ex- 
perience. For example. Dr. 
Kerr has her students keep a 
journal in which they record 
and reflect on the experiences 
of each day they work. They 
also write a paper in which 
they integrate their experience 
with academically-based 
knowledge from classes and 
books. The interns whom Dr. 
Knippenberg oversees also 
keep a journal and write a 
"quasi-research" paper on a 
topic connected to their intern- 

The work of an 
internship can have tremen- 
dous rewards. Dr. 
Knippenberg gives the ex- 
ample of an Oglethorpe gradu- 
ate who interned last year with 
Zell Miller's campaign and is 
now working in the governor's 
office. Dr. Herr has also seen 
several students offered jobs 
by the companies with which 
they interned. 

The possibilities 
of an internship are virtually 
unlimited. So take advantage 
of the opportunity before your 
college career ends. As 
Katherine Nobles says, "No 
student should miss out!" 

Life's Corner: The little engine that could 

A source of inspiration 

By Aretha List 

Readers, do you 

remember the story of "The 
Little Engine That Could?" 
You know, the story about the 
little red choo-choo who, when 
faced with what appeared to 
him to be an impossible ob- 
stacle, doubted his ability to 
succeed. It is a common 
enough fable which almost all 
of us were exposed to at one 
time or another as children. 
Unfortunately, the moral of the 
story is buried in the process 
of growing up and surmount- 
ing our own "impossible ob- 
stacles" as adults. In the pro- 
cess we often forget that sue- 


cess is possible no matter what 
the given obstacles, as long as 
we persevere and do our best. 
Although perse- 
verance sounds good, it is of- 
ten a hard tool to apply when 
you are on the verge of losing 
all steam and hope of ever suc- 
ceeding. However, it has been 
demonstrated that persever- 
ance can be quite effective 
when all else fails. Take for 
example the following histori- 
cal anecdote from The Execu- 
tive Speechwriter Newsletter : 

During the Tonkin Gulf situ- 
ation, Henry Kissinger asked 
an assistant to prepare an 
analysis. The assistant 
worked night and day for a 

week and put the document 
on Mr. Kissinger s desk, only 
to receive it back within an 
hour. Affixed to the report 
was a note asking that it be 
redone. The assistant duti- 
fully redid it; he slept a total 
of nine hours for a week. The 
document again went to Mr. 
Kissinger 's desk, and an hour 
later it was returned with a 
note from Mr. Kissinger as- 
serting that he expected bet- 
ter and asking that the work 
be done again. And so the as- 
sistant went back to the draw- 
ing board once more. An- 
other week of intense work, 
and then the assistant asked 
if he might present it person- 
ally to Mr. Kissinger. When 

he came face to face with 
Henry Kissinger, he said, 
"Mr. Kissinger, I've spent 
another sleepless week. This 
is the best I can do. " Said 
Henry Kissinger, "In that 
case, now I'll read it. " 

This anecdote not 
only reminded me of a few 
demanding professors here at 
Oglethorpe, but it also demon- 
strates the effectiveness of con- 
tinuous effort. 

So, the next time 
you feel you have a little too 
much attached to your caboose 
and the tracks to success seem 
all up-hill, remember to do 
your best and persevere. And 
just like the Little Engine That 
Could you'll not only think 
you can -you will! 

Page 5/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


How to carry a house on your back: Part three 

By Tim Evans 

Your equipment 

is burning a hole in your closet 
Your feet are itching and your 
nostrils are already tingling in 
the fresh mountain air. Maybe 
not If you're ready to go, but 

you afraid of ggrrranimals (me 
too)? The best thing you can 
do for your trip is to get good 
information about where 
you're going ahead of time. 

Whether you 
know exactly where you want 
to go but not what you'll see, 
or if you know what you want 

addition to all that the topo- 
graphic map displays eleva- 
tion changes, usually in incre- 
ments of 100 feet These maps 
can give you an idea of the 
physical conditions any par- 
ticular trail might demand. If 
you don't know how to read a 
topographical map, don't 

Killian Edwards wanders up a narrow trail 

you don't know where, how- 
ever, then you aren't ready 
enough. There are many dif- 
ferent factors that you can con- 
sider before you pick out the 
wrong trail for the experience 
you want Do you want a level 
hike or a climb? Do you care 
if you get your feet wet? Are 

to see but not where to find it 
a good topographical map can 
be invaluable. Topographical 
maps of parks and hiking ar- 
eas typically show hiking 
trails, horse trails, service 
roads, highways, water 
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worry - you'll pick it up in no 
time. Just treat it like a road 
map with fewer roads and re- 
member to follow the lines to 
figure out the elevation at any 
particular spot on the map. In- 
terpreting the map, however, 
can be a little more cumber- 

Some things' to 
consider when looking at a to- 
pographical map are: 
-Higher altitudes will usually 
mean cooler temperatures. 
-Streams that cross the trail 
may or may not have bridges, 
don't be surprised if you have 
to do a little wading. 
-Count the number of avail- 
able water sources. 
-Arethere any rapid changes in 
elevation and the number of 
upsies and downsies on your 

-Is it a hiking only trail or are 
horses allowed (beware of 
road apples, ugggh!)? 
-Can you find a looping trail, 
or will you only be able to hike 
out and straight back? 
-Where is the nearest ranger 
station\road\phone should 
something go wrong? 
-Is the trail in a state or na- 

tional park (e.g. Unicoi, 
Chatahoochee, Nantahala) or 
an international bioreserve 
(e.g. Great Smokey Moun- 
tains)? State and national 
parks are often open to intelli- 
gent hunters and gun-wielding 
idiots during deer, bear, and 
turkey seasons (November - 
March). Accidents happen. 

maps are available at most 
camping stores and some park 
ranger stations. REI Outfitters 
(PH# 404-633-6508) at 1800 
1-85 North Access just before 
N. Druid Hills Road has topo- 
graphical maps for many, 
many different parks in the 
U.S. and some in Canada. 
Some of the better parks to 
look for in our area are Unicoi, 
Nantahala, Chatahoochee Na- 
tional Forest and The Great 
Smokey Mountains (PH# 
615-436-1231). TheAppala- 
chian Trail Conference (PH# 
304-535-6331) publishes a 
trail guide to the southern sec- 
tion of the Appalachians in- 
cluding trail descriptions and 

topographical information. 
REI also carries that guide as 
well. Other trail guides are 
available in book form with 
trail descriptions for many dif- 
ferent parks. I would highly 
recommend reading a little 
about the trail you're interested 
in before you go. Trail de- 
scriptions offer some things the 
topographical maps cant 

A good trail de- 
scription will include informa- 
tion about where the popular 
attractions, great views and 
wildlife are. In addition to all 
that, good trail descriptions 
may offer information about 
safe or hazardous water 
sources, trail conditions, and 
other information and sugges- 
tions for specific trails. Get- 
ting good information doesn't 
mean nothing will go wrong 
on your trip. Inevitably some- 
thing probably will, but that's 
part of the allure to hiking; it 
can be unpredictable. How- 
ever, having good information 
about your trip isnt just smart, 
it's very smart 

Kllllan Edwards on the peak 

photo by Tim Evans 

Page 6/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


The ramblings of the Romeiser 

By Robbie Romeiser 
OSA President 

"Hello, my name 

is Robert Romeiser, and I just 
wanted to find out what you're 
all about and what exactly you 
are looking for?" 

"Well, Robert, it's 
nice to meet you. This is what 
we're all about . . ." 

Let me tell you, I 
was nervous. Wearing a coat 
and tie and calling myself Rob- 
ert in front of a bunch of 
strangers made me feel very 
self-conscious. I was afraid 

they might think I was an anal- 
retentive stuffshirt or 
something...OK! Sotheirfirst 
impressions were correct, but 
if you call me Robert to my 
face I simply will have to kill 
you. Or worse yet, I'll make 
you live with Sam! ! ! 

Once I got over 
the nervousness, life was good. 
I listened intently to what they 
had to say, and then I prodded 
(Oh, if you think I'm anal be- 
cause I prod, you don't know 
the half of it!) them further for 
information on how they could 
benefit me. I drooled over 

Greetings Brothers and 
pledges of Alpha Phi Omega, 

The Mu M u chapter is proud to announce the 

induction of 38 pledges into the fall class of 1993. In order to 
save space and trees, I'll refrain from typing the names of all 
of them. Let me just say: "Congratulations Fall '93." Work 
hard and have fun. And remember, "you get out of it what you 
put into it!" I hope that the Alpha brother-pledge relationships 
are going well. We will have our official Big Brother, Little 
Brother party on Saturday, the 9th of October. Actually, I'm 
sure that the event has come and gone by now so let me just 
say that I hope it was great and I hope that those Big Brother- 
Little Brother relationships are going well. 

As far as projects go we will be going to the 
Chattahoochee NatureCenter for Halloween. We will also be 
participating in the Scottish Rite Strong Legs Run and the 
Interfaith Outreach Home Children's Program. 

Keep up the good work! 

Your loving 
Corresponding Secretary 

Greeks are back 

By Kevin Benefield 
Greek Editor 

Rush is finally 
over. The Greek Village is 
nearing completion (now 
scheduled to open in time for 
the 1996 Olympic Games). 
Pledge programs are well un- 
der way. And Greek men and 
women are busy doing the im- 
portant work of making the 
Oglethorpe community a bet- 
ter place to work and live. It 
is good to be back in the Pe- 

trel and to be afforded the an 
opportunity to share with other 
Greeks and independents news 
of both the work and play that 
goes on within our community. 
If anyone has any Greek-re- 
lated items, give me a call at 
365-2599 or drop a note ad- 
dressedtomeatBox#25. I'm 
excited about the Greek sys- 
tem at Oglethorpe and what 
we have to contribute to one 
another, to campus life, and to 
the University community. 

those benefits. As I listened, 
my apprehension turned into 
elation, and during the course 
of a three-hour period I 
switched from a path of uncer- 
tainty to one with direction. 
Like I said before, life was 

OK Are you in- 
terested yet in what the heck I 
am babbling about? I sure 
hope so because I am about to 
tell you. I am babbling about 
the Career Connection held at 
Emory on the afternoon of 
September 27. On that day I 
walked into Cox Hall at 
Emory University wondering 
if I was going to get anything 
at all out of skipping my 
Hetherington class for this 
(Sorry, Dr. H.). I didn't won- 
der very long. I received three 
very important things by at- 
tending this career fair: assur- 
ance, clarification, and bewil- 

I found assurance 
that the field I thought I would 
like to enter after graduation, 
the financial field, was really 
appealing to me. I knew that I 
liked economics and economic 
theory, but I didn't know 
whether or not entering the 
field of finance would be cool. 
Could I live at a desk making 
margin calls all day? Or 
would that be my task? What 
would I do in the financial 

Another thing I re- 
ceived from attending the fair 
was clarification. As I just 
mentioned, I didn't have a clue 
what kind of position in the fi- 
nancial field I would like or 
qualify for. By talking with 

different financial reps, I dis- 
covered that entry level posi- 
tions for college graduates in 
this field usually consist of 
sales positions. Most of the 
programs I learned of, those 
offered by the banks and stock 
brokers, for example, train 
employees for these sales posts 
with the inclination that some 
day they will become manag- 
ers or even franchise with the 
company to own their own 
businesses. Sounds cool to me. 

Finally, I found 
bewilderment at the career fair. 
Never in my wildest dreams 
did I expect to get excited 
about being a salesman of any- 
thing, let alone life insurance! 
That's right, life insurance. 
Maybe I'll throw in a few 
bonds and money market ac- 
counts in there, too. The com- 
pany that impressed me the 
most was The Prudential. The 
notion of helping normal 
people like myself invest 
wisely in insurance and finan- 
cial instruments never oc- 
curred to me before the fair, 
but it's been occurring to me 
ever since. And, hey, if I got 
hired I could earn over 
$40,000 in my first year with 
options in the future to grow 
my salary to six digits and to 
start my own Prudential firm. 
I like that piece of the rock! 

So what's the 
moral of the story? Well, it 
sure as hell isn't that the life 
insurance business is for ev- 
eryone. The moral is that 
Oglethorpe University benefits 
from a fantastic Career Ser- 
vices program. The hard work 
of Katherine Nobles helped me 

to find the initial answers to a 
lot of questions about my post 
Oglethorpe life. These an- 
swers are not yet final, but I 
hope to work my way to the 
final answers by using more of 
the services offered by Mrs. 
Nobles, such as more career 
fairs and a wonderful Alumni/ 
Student Mentor Program that 
enables students to learn infor- 
mation about different job 
fields from Oglethorpe alumni 
who have gone on to work in 
those fields. Heck, there is a 
good chance that such a men- 
tor relationship could result in 

You may be won- 
dering what my motivation for 
writing this article was. I saw 
three Oglethorpe students at 
Emory that day: myself, Bar- 
bara Miller, and Sonya who 
works in the bookstore. (Sorry, 
Sonya, I don't know your last 
name.) I also saw three re- 
cently graduated OU alumni. 
I was disturbed to see as many 
alumni as students, and I also 
wondered, "Didthey do this 
last year and not get lucky, or 
did they not do this last year 
and wish that they had?" In 
order to prevent anyone at OU 
now from answering in the lat- 
ter way after they graduate, I 
wanted to write this to let ev- 
eryone know how useful the 
Career Services Department at 
OU is and that it has worked 
and will work wonders for me. 
It is just as important as any 
class or extracurricular activ- 
ity that you will participate in 
atOU. The latter two help to 
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Chi Omega 

By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

Chi Omega is 

busily making its way through 
another semester. Rush is fi- 
nally over, and we are proud 
to say that it was a huge suc- 
cess. We would also like to 
congratulate Sigma Sigma 
Sigma on a great Rush this 
year. Thanks to everyone who 
helped and supported us! We 
could not be more pleased with 
our twenty wonderful new 
pledges: Kendra Brewbaker, 
Juile Clarke, Melissa Drouin, 
Ashley Dupuy, Stephany 
Godlewski, Yoli Hernandez, 

Rebecca Hester, Ellen 
Kimbrell, Kate Knott, 
Stephanie Mannis, Renee Nix, 
Barbara Noblin, Erin O'Brien, 
Kristi Pelletier, Kim Poppe, 
Ahna Sagrera, Angela 
Satterfield, Emily Sircy, 
Tinnie Watterson, and Kim- 
berly Williams. Excitement is 
high as the sisters and pledges 
work together on our plans for 
the year to come. Both Orange 
Crush and the pledge retreat 
were lots of fun and we look 
forward to Panhellenic For- 
mal, as well as mixers with 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and 
Kappa Alpha, and our Christ- 
mas Formal. 

Delta Sigma Phi 

By Chuck Denormandie 
Delta Sigma Phi 

After a great 

Fall Rush, we now have 15 
pledges to go along with our 
30 brothers. Both of these 
numbers exceed those of the 
other fraternities on campus. 
Our Fall pledges are as fol- 
lows: Chip Davies, Shane 
Hester, Bill Lavigne, Randy 
Roberson, Adam Gellert, Rob 
Jackson, Jay Levy, James 
Jaehnig, Eric Claybaugh, Dan 
Sandin plus wildcat bid 
acceptees Michael Lassiter, 
Steve Taylor, Jason Thomas, 
and carry-over pledges from 
last year Brian Sweeney and 
AlanTudors. Congratulations 
to all the other fraternities on 
such a great fall rush. 

We are still wait- 
ing to move into the new 
house. With all the delays that 
the University keeps imposing, 

I will be surprised if we are in 
by Thanksgiving. Hopefully 
it will be sooner and the on 
campus activities (mainly par- 
ties) will pick up making 
Oglethorpe a much more fun 
and attractive place. 

Intramural foot- 
ball went well once again for 
Delta Sig 1. After three 
straight intramural champion- 
ships, we decided to pull the 
Michael Jordan and retire. 
Seriously, though, going into 
the first playoff game, we did 
not have enough players show 
up so we had to forfeit. I am 
sure we will be back next year, 
however. We are really look- 
ing forward to volleyball 
which is set to start near the 
end of October. 

Hopefully, I will 
see you all at the new house 
once we get in and throw our 
first real party of the year. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

By Bridget Ceccinni 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Greetings from 

Tri-Sigma World. After a ter- 
rific Rush headed by the in- 
credible Ashley Sutherland, 
we added twenty wonderful 
new members: Julie Agster, 
Fawn Angel, Shannon 
Beehan, Alden Carroll, Suzi 
Frink, Glennis Grimwood, 

Christina Humphries, Kim 
Jones, Hope LeBeau, Mary 
Lynch, Meagan McMurray, 
Jane Perkins, Katherine 
Petrizzo, Diana Rothe, Joanne 
Slahta, Jenny Slater, Amanda 
Strainis, Pauline VanVliet, 
Susan Waage, and Terra 

to Chi Omega and all the fra- 
ternities on their new pledges. 

Kappa Alpha 

By Jayme Sellards 
Kappa Alpha 

The brothers of 

Kappa Alpha-Beta Nu are 
happy to announce the addi- 
tion of thirteen new men to 
their ranks. Jermy Beaird, 
John Bowen, Phillip Childress, 
Jonathan Correia, David 
Fraser, Justin Gisel, Brian 
Shipley, Pete Sulkowski, Mike 
Thomas, Kevin Waycaster, 
Marc Wilhelm, and Eddie 
Yates were inducted on the 
evening of Monday, Septem- 
ber 20. Dusty Bost, who ac- 
cepted a wildcat bid, was in- 
ducted on Sunday, October 17. 
We would like to 

Chi Phi 

By Rod Smith 
Chi Phi 

Chi Phi has had 

an exceptional semester so far. 
We are especially proud of our 
new pledges: Glen Booth, 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

By Jason Fisher 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

After a very 

busy summer, we at Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon look forward to 
an even more hectic fall. 

Overall, our Geor- 

gia Eta Chapter had a very 
prosperous summer. In June, 

we sent delegates to the Na- 
tional Convention in New Or- 
leans. We followed that up by 
having four brothers attend the 
National Leadership School in 
Evanston, Illinois. At the 
awards ceremony there, our 
chapter was honored with the 
National Scholarship Award, 
which carried a SS0O stipend, 

a Risk Management Award, 
and a prestigious Chapter 
Achievement Award. 

Since we have re- 
turned to school, our schedule 
has become busier than ever. 
While trying to prepare for 
moving, we held a successful 
Rush Open House and Dinner 
(catered by Benny's Bar-B-Q). 

take this opportunity to thank 
the following ladies for their 
help during Rush: Ingrid 
Carroll, Jennifer Chiofalo, 
Chanda Creasy, Angie 
Dickerson, Leslie DuBose, 
Julie Franek, Shannon 
Gebhardt, Kelly Holland, Me- 
lissa King, Kate Knott, Melissa 
Lamar, Lori Long, and Lisa 
Rock. Again, your help was 
invaluable to our success dur- 
ing this year's Rush and is 
greatly appreciated. 

Mark Bingham, at 
long last, was initiated into the 
Order on Friday, October 15. 
We congratulate him on be- 
coming a full brother. 

The brothers 

Kevin Huitt, Paul Strizhevsky, 
Richard Cheney, Brandon 
Smith, Eric Anderson, Jeff 
Pyron, Jason Reese, Chopper 
Johnson, and Dave Sanders. 
Also on our agenda is the 
Greek Housing ordeal. As al- 
ways, we plan to continue 

Our efforts culminated in a 
very successful Bid Day which 
brought us nine pledges: Ja- 
son Atkins, John Breton, 
Daryl Brooks, Ray Ingram, 
Pedro Niembro, Andy Noble, 
Paul Pacevich, Ek 
Tangsujaritpunt, and Anthony 
Wilson. Michael Billingsley 
joined the Fall 1993 pledge 

The trip to Stone Mountain 
was fun for both Sigmas and 
their dates, and we are look- 
ing forward to Epsilon Theta's 
annual Halloweenie Roast so 
start getting those costumes 
ready. We are also planning 
mixers with fraternities both 
on and off campus. Hopefully 
we will see you soon at the 
open house for our brand new 
Sigma house. 

would also like to thank the 
sisters of Chi Omega and 
Stacy Rasmussen in particular 
for an enjoyable Orange 
Crush. We look forward to the 
Pajama Party mixer with the 
Chi O's on Saturday, Novem- 
ber 13 

KA eagerly antici- 
pates the opening of the new 
house and the opportunity to 
have a hand in revitalizing the 
social life of the campus. The 
brothers are also committed to 
maintaining Kappa Alpha's 
distinction of ha ving the high- 
est fraternity GPA for Spring 

many social events (read P-A- 
R-T-I-E-S), climaxing in the 
traditional Halloween Party. 
The Chapter will soon cel- 
ebrate its 25th Anniversary at 
Oglethorpe; an event Brothers, 
Alumni, and Pledges are all 
looking forward to. 

class by accepting the wildcat 
bid that he was issued. 

In addition to all 
of these activities, we are still 
managing to have fun. On 
October 9, we hosted our First 
Annual Natural Mystic 
Reggae Party, and our tradi- 
tional Boxer Rebellion is 
scheduled for early November. 

Page 8 /The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Letter to the Editor: The problems with poverty 

Shannon Montgomery 

A few months 

ago, I answered an advertise- 
ment in the Atlanta Journal- 
Constitution for people to do 
Gallup polls. Having long 
been a CNN newt junkie, I 
jumped at the chance to call 
strangers on the phone to find 
Clinton's approval rating. I 
called, scheduled an interview, 
was hired, and am now an of- 
ficial "Gallup interviewer." 
Having been on the job just 
about two weeks now, a few 
things — both comical and 
very, very serious — have hap- 
pened that changed some of 
my perceptions. 

I have already had 
my share of odd people, from 
the 72-year-old man who kept 
repeating that Bill Clinton was 
Satan-spawn" to the 1 8-year- 
old college student who told 
me that if I went to Detroit, I 
would die. A man in Los An- 
geles wanted my home phone 
number so be could call me to 
talk because I was such a good 

Then there was 
"Lisa." I don't know her real 
name, of course, because that 
isn't part of the information we 
ask at Gallup. Lisa is a single 
mother in a large city with four 

children — lO, 8, 5, and 2. Lisa 
is twenty-three. (For you math 
majors, that's exactly right; 
Lisa had her first child shortly 
after she turned thirteen). No 
father sends child support to 
these children. 

Lisa told me that I 
was the first person who had 
ever asked her opinion on any- 
thing, and when 1 "assured" 
her that the opinions of our 
interviewees are kept com- 
pletely confidential, she nearly 
burst into tears. She wanted 
people to know who she was 
and what her story was. Lisa 
is convinced that she is where 
she is because of ignorance — 
both her personal ignorance, 
and the ignorance of society 
about her. 

When Lisa was 
thirteen, she had her first child. 
Two years later, she had her 
second. The man who fathered 
those children left. Lisa, try- 
ing to live off of welfare (no 
mention of her parents at all), 
turned to prostitution. Be- 
tween living on the streets at 
night and trying to get her 
GED during the day, she man- 
aged. She did get her GED. 
Then she got pregnant selling 
herself to feed her children. 
Three years after that — doing 
the same thing — she had a 
fourth child. She is presently 

living on welfare. She has no 
one to keep her children should 
she get a real job — which she 
desperately wants to do. She 
could get a job that pays mini- 
mum wage, but what would 
she do for childcare? She has 
four small children, one not in 
school. (When I was 
babysitting over the summer, 
I got paid $5 an hour — more 
than minimum wage. And for 
four children?) She says she's 
doing okay — she gets $400 
for welfare a month — but her 
rent is $398 a month. She uses 
a temp service to do part-time 
jobs, and she has to leave her 
children alone. This makes 
her feel incredibly guilty, but 
she has to do that in order not 
to see her children starve. 

Lisa has just found 
out that welfare will be cut. 
Before this, she had plans to 
live for three years until her 
youngest got in school. Then 
she would go to college dur- 
ing the day. After four or five 
years of that, she planned to go 
out and get a real job. She 
could have managed, too, 
working some temp jobs and 
skimping the best she could. 
The govemrtient would pay 
just about all of her college 
because she is so poor, and 
what they didn't cover, a loan 
would. But welfare will be 

Now Lisa is trying 
to find a cheaper place to stay 
since she will no longer be able 
to afford their apartment in two 
months. She expects to be out 
on the street, with her four 
kids. She is devastated. 

I don't condone 
prostitution. I don't think thir- 
teen-year olds should be hav- 
ing sex or children. I don't 
think people who can 't support 
what children they have ought 
to be having more. I believe 
that people who don't work 
should. And I have always 
believed that it isn't the re- 
sponsibility of the government 
to play babysitter/father figure 
to its citizens. But I don't have 
an answer for Lisa. And I re- 
ally don't have an answer for 
her children, children who 
have done nothing wrong. 

I hated to go 
through that questionnaire. I 
hated to ask her if she thought 
we should give aid to the Pal- 
estinians. As 1 dreaded, when 
1 did ask her, she began to cry. 
She cannot feed her children, 
and her government is sending 
money to former terrorists. I 
almost began to cry with her. 
Our government, she said, 
needs to look closer to home. 
Listening to her, I began to 

I don't know if 
Lisa's story will mean any- 

thing to anyone else. It hurt 
me deep down inside, to see 
firsthand the truth of our na- 
tion — that we are an unjust 
society with starving children. 
I'm not generally a compas- 
sionate person. I don't tend to 
have much pity for those who 
don't make an effort to help 
themselves. This, however, 
touched me in a place I thought 
I was numb. I had an intellec- 
tual knowledge that yes, there 
are starving people out there, 
but it didn't mean anything to 
me. I wish I could do some- 
thing to help her, but I don't 
have her name or her phone 
number or any information. 
Besides, I know that she is one 
of thousands — perhaps more. 
What can I do? I'm only one 
college student, working part- 
time. My idea of community 
service has been to put in two 
hours a week tutoring other 
students. I've always wanted 
to do more, but who has the 
time? Around church and 
school and job and music and 
writing and tutoring.... What 
can anyone expect of me? 
What can I expect of myself? 
I don't know. All I know is 
that Lisa's out there... some- 
where... and she's going to be 
living on a park bench in two 
months unless somebody does 

Obscene caller aggravates Oglethorpe women 

By Mary Lynch 

It'i four o'clock 

in the morning. You're sleep- 
ing comfortably in your bed. 
Suddenly, the phone rings. 
Groggily, you reach over and 
pick up the receiver, lifting it 
to you ear. 

"Hello ..." you 

"Hi! This is Shan- 
non." is the reply. 

If you have expe- 
rienced this recently, you are 
not alone. Many of the female 
students on campus have com- 
plained of have some run-in 
with the infamous "Shannon." 

No one knows 
where he will call, who he will 
call, or why he is calling. Un- 
fortunately, if he calls, you can 
be sure of what he will say. 
"Shannon" is quite fond of 
phone sex, I'm afraid. If you 
receive a phone call from him 
you might as well just hang up, 
because all you are going to 
hear is a bunch of garbage. 

He claims to be an 
Emory pre-med student who 
lives off campus and works at 
the Coronet Club, but used to 
be a Chippendale dancer. He 
may offer you free passes to his 
next show, or he may just say 
obscene things to you which I 
cannot repeat in this paper. He 

claims to be six feet tall, tan, 
and blonde with green eyes 
and an eight and a half inch 
long penis. He usually calls 
up pretending to have reached 
a wrong number, and then asks 
if you'll talk to him anyway. 
Then the conversations last for 
as long as you'll put up with 

Here is what some 
girls on campus had to say 
about "Shannon." (Some of 
them wish to remain unani- 

"I felt kind of vio- 
lated, and I'm pissed off" 

"He called me at 
my work, and nobody knows 
where I work (it's confiden- 

tial), and he called asking for 
my alias. I don't know how 
he would know information 
like that about me." 

"I don't think he 
goes here, because he's been 
doing this for a while. He 
called my roommate two 
weeks before he called me; he 
called another girl two years 

"He needs to get a 
life; anyone who gets off on 
calling girls up and asking 
them to imagine erotic things, 
etc. is really a loser." 

"I think he's a fool 
with nothing better to do than 
call girls. He must be really 
hard up for a woman." 

"I wish I knew 
who he was so I could call him 
up when he's trying to sleep for 
about a week." 

"I think he does go 
here, because it sounds like he 
kind of knows who he's call- 

"I was mad when 
he called because I was 

No one knows if 
these calls will continue, and 
if they do no one knows how 
long it will be before they stop. 
If you receive a call, it's up to 
you whether or not you want 
to talk to him. Just be warned, 
"Shannon" is a pervert and 
talking to him is really a waste 
of time. 

Page 9/The Stozmy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


U.N. sponsored ethnic cleansing: A proposal 

By Mike Chambers 
Special to the Stormy Petrel 

It b time for a new 

and realistic solution to the 
war in Bosnia, one which will 
not only stop the fighting but 
will hold the prospect of pre- 
venting future conflicts. The 
world community, through the 
U.N., W.E.U., or N.A.T.O., 
should become actively en- 
gaged in moving populations 
within the former Yugoslavia 
in order to create three ethni- 
cally homogeneous states, one 
of which will be a single, 
united Bosnian state with ac- 
cess to the Adriatic Sea. 

These goals would 
require a comprehensive plan. 
Specifically, the Bosnian Mus- 
lim controlled area around 
Bihac in Northwestern 
Bosnia-Herzogovinia should 
be ceded to the Bosnian Serbs. 
The Bosnian Muslims would 
be compensated by being 
given Croat-controlled land 
stretching from south of 
Sarajevo to the Adriatic Sea. 
The Croats in turn would be 
given the Krajina region, 
which is controlled by Serbs, 
but lies within Croatia proper. 
Finally the Bosnian Muslims 
would surrender their Eastern 
enclaves in Bosnia, including 
Srebrenica and Gorazde, to the 
Serbs, in return for territorial 
concessions by the Serbs south 
of Sarejavo. 

All land transfers 
would be accompanied by 
population transfers. Ethnic 
groups would be moved to ar- 
eas in which their respective 
group has control, i.e. Muslims 
from Bihac would move to ar- 
eas south of Sarajevo, and 
Serbs from Krajina would 
move to areas around Bihac. 

In addition, the 
Serbian and Croatian areas 

within Bosnia-Herzegovinia 
will be allowed, after two 
years, to unite with Serbia and 
Croatia proper. Thus the end 
effect of this plan would most 
likely be the existence of three 
ethnically homogeneous 

Although the popu- 
lation transfer aspect of this 
plan may seem repugnant to 
western governments, it is es- 
sentially what the West has 
been allowing the Bosnian 
Serbs, and to lesser extent the 
Bosnian Muslims and Croats, 
to do violently and brutally 
during the past two years of the 
conflict I believe that this plan 
is, given the existing situation, 
the best possible solution. 

As opposed to all 
current plans being discussed, 
this plan would create a single, 
compact, defensible, and eco- 
nomically viable Bosnian 
state, which would not have to 
worry about being cut off from 
the sea, Bihac, or its Eastern 

This plan sets the 
framework for a lasting peace 
by permanently separating the 
three warring groups. The 
German Polish corridor prob- 
lem was only solved after 
World War Two when the 
Poles and Russians forcefully 
ejected the German popula- 
tion. Given the ferocity and 
violence of the current conflict, 
and the history of the area, it 
is absurd to assume that a 
settlement which does not 
separate the populations can 

This plan would abo 
create a Bosnian state which 
is strong enough to protect it- 
self, but not strong enough to 
seriously threaten its much 
larger neighbors of Serbia and 
Croatia. The immediate ap- 

peal of this plan to the warring 
parties would be that it would 
provide a framework to stop 
the war and bloodshed. How- 
ever, each party in the conflict 
has other goals or needs which 
would be addressed by this 

For Serbia, this plan 
offers the acquisition of terri- 
tory into a Greater Serbia, and 
an end to international sanc- 
tions which have decimated its 

The Bosnian Serbs 
will have their main goal of a 
Greater Serbia met and sub- 
sequent international recogni- 
tion of that goal. 

The Bosnian Mus- 
lims will retain an independent 
Bosnian state, that will have 
access to the sea and be both 
militarily defensible and eco- 
nomically viable. The plan, in 
ending the war will also end 
the siege of Muslim cities and 
towns, along with violent eth- 
nic cleansing, thus facilitating 
the free flow of humanitarian 
goods into Bosnian Muslim 
areas. It will also allow for the 
immediate restoration of basic 
services such as water and 

This plan also pro- 
vides gains for the Croats, in 
both Croatia and Bosnia, by 
allowing for a Greater Croatia, 
and through solving the 
Krajina problem. 

The question will 
arise as to how ethical is it for 
the United Nations, and iro- 
puesuV the stales of the world, 
to actively support peaceful 
ethnic cleansing? However, 
how ethical is it for the world 
to passive ly accept violent eth- 
nic cleansing, as it has been 
doing for the past two years? 
This plan substitutes violent 
ethnic cleansing with peaceful 

population transfers. These 
are transfers in which indi- 
viduals are allowed to keep 
their possessions, move peace- 
fully and not under duress, and 
in which those being moved 
are guaranteed shelter in an- 
other part of Bosnia. If the 
world does not act, ethnic 
cleansing and bloodshed will 
continue to occur. This plan 
merely substitutes friendly 
peacekeepers for hate-monger- 
ing racist soldiers. It is clearly 
not a panacea, but a lesser of 
two evils. 

The point may also 
be brought up that in forcing 
ethnic transfers, and giving the 
Bosnian Muslims a viable 
united state, this plan will fa- 
cilitate Muslim radicalism and 
thus terrorism. 

This however will 
most likely occur no matter 
what the settlement is. By cre- 
ating a single Bosnian state, it 
will be possible for the govern- 

ment to at least control some 
of the internal elements of its 
society, as opposed to a 
Bosnian state which is decen- 
tralized, isolated and spread 
throughout the former Bosnia- 
Herzegovinia, in which local 
leaders and gangs will have far 
more influence. 

The Bosnian Mus- 
lims have, or will soon lose the 
war. It is regrettable that a plan 
such as this one should be con- 
sidered, but given the West's 
continuing reluctance to do so 
much as lift the arms embargo 
against the Bosnian Muslims, 
there seem to be no real alter- 
natives. The West should swal- 
low its pride, stop issuing high- 
sounding resolutions, and be- 
gin to work to insure that the 
Bosnian Muslims and the 
Bosnian states survive. This 
plan makes a realistic assess- 
ment of the situation. It is time 
that the West did the same. 

The Stormy Petrel 

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Page 10/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Here is what's happening at the theaters 

By Chris Brown 
Entertainment editor 

Here's what is 
going on in theaters around 

The Alliance — 

Two Trains Running, by Au- 
gust Wilson, Pulitzer Prize- 
winning playwright, directed 
by Kenny Leon. A compas- 
sionate and colorful look at 
American life in 1 969, where 
the regulars of Memphis Lee's 
homestyle restaurant have 
gathered at the lunch counter 
to discuss events of the day. 
Set in a time when America at 
large is torn by massive 
struggles and radical rethink- 
ing, this play turns a sensitive 
ear to the quiet echoes of 
mighty changes in common- 
place lives. The "regulars" are 
caught up in their daily search 
for jobs, luck, companionship, 
peace of mind and ultimately 
for a fair shake and for pay- 
ments due on past promises. 
They only hear the names of 
Martin Luther King, Jr. and 
Malcom X in passing, amid the 
more pressing news of employ- 
ers in town who may have 
work, the names of those in the 
community that have done 
well, those who scramble and 
make do, those with griev- 
ances and dreams big and 
small. Two Trains Running is 
Wilson's most recent addition 
to an ongoing chronicle of the 
lives of twentieth-century Af- 
rican Americans. 

The show runs 
through November 14, Tues- 
days-Saturdays at 8p.m. and 
Sundays 2:30 and 7:30 p.m./ 
tickets $14-34, discount rates 
for 15 or more, and $13 rush 
tickets at 5p.m., available at 
the box office and at the High 
Museum gift shop,/ charge 
Visa, Discover, Mastercard at 

The Fox— My. 
Fair Lady, by Alan Jay Lerner 
and Frederick Loewe, pre- 
sented by the Theater League 
of Atlanta/ directed by 
Howard Davies and choreo- 

graphed by Donald Saddler. 
Starring Richard Chamberlain 
as Henry Higgins, this stage 
and screen classic promises to 
capture the imagination. 
Based of Bernard Shaw's 
"Pygmalion," My Fair Lady is 
the story of a modern day 
Cinderella. With the help of a 
seemingly loveless patron, a 
cockney flower girl transforms 
into an aristocratic rose, turns 
the tables on her teacher, and 
shows him the ways of the 

The show runs one 
week only from Tuesday, Oc- 
tober 19 through Sunday , 
October 24, Tuesdays-Satur- 
days at 8p.m. and Sundays at 
7:30 p.m. with Sat.-Sun. mati- 
nees at 2 p.m./ tickets $49- 
162, discount rates for 20 or 
more, available at the Fox 
Theater box and all 
Ticketmaster/ charge at 817- 
8700 or 249-6400/ call 873- 
4300 for more information. 

Theatrical Out- 
fit — Beowulf, adapted by 
Mary Fisher, original music by 
Phillip DePoy, choreography 
by Nicole Livieratos. This 
original staging of the fantas- 
tic epic poem tells the story of 
the ultimate hero. King 
Hrothgar's banquet hall is ter- 
rorized by Grendel, a horrific 
monster that lives in the 
marshes and feasts nightly of 
Hrothgar's warriors. The hero 
Beowulf hears of the monster, 
comes to the aid of the king 
and his people, and meets face 
to face with unspeakable hor- 

The show runs 
through October 31, Wednes- 
days-Saturdays at 8p.m. and 
Sundays at 3p.m./ tickets $ 1 5, 
$5 for students, and $10 for 
senior citizens, group rates 
available/ for reservations call 

Horizon — Six 
Degrees of Separation, by 
John Guare, winner of the 
1 99 1 Obie award for outstand- 
ing playwright/ directed by 
Rosemary Newcott. In this 
brilliant and suspenseful com- 

edy-drama, a dazzling black 
stranger charms his way into 
the cozy world of an affluent 
Manhattan couple, with dev- 
astating results. This fast- 
paced Broadway hit paints a 
scathingly funny portrait of 
urban Americans as we are 

now — the wealthy, down-and- 
out, the hustlers, the liberal 
chic, the star struck, the Catch- 
ers in the Rye. 

The show runs 
through November 14, with 
possible extension, Thursdays 
and Fridays at 8p.m., Satur- 

days at 8:30p.m., and Sundays 
at 5p.m./ tickets $8-16, group 
rates available/ tickets avail- 
able at Horizon box office off 
Euclid Ave. in Little Five, or 
for reservations call 584- 

Six Degrees of Separation at the Horizon Theatre Company 

photo by Kathryn Kolb 

Restaurant Review: Burton's Grill 

Good food at even better prices 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Most restau- 
rants will try to impress you 
with their reputation or their 
elaborate decor. Burton's 
Grill relies on neither of 
those two pitfalls. The res- 
taurant relies on the fact that 
it serves great food at ex- 
tremely low prices. Once 
voted best Southern Cooking 
in Atlanta, Burton's has 
seemingly disappeared from 
the scene. The food, how- 
ever, has only improved, 
which is hard to believe con- 
sidering how good it is. The 
decline in our collective 
knowledge of Burton's may 
have to do with where the 
restaurant is located, which 
is literally right across the 
street from Irinmen Park- 
Reynaldstown, a neighbor- 
hood that has declined in- 
credibly over the last couple 

of years. As a matter of fact, 
one could probably ride 
M ARTA everyday in that area 
and not know were it is lo- 
cated. For example, I don't 
even know how to get there by 
car, but I do know how to get 
there by MARTA Go to the 
Brookhaven Rail station, go 
south until Five Points, trans- 
fer over to the East Rail and 
get off at Innmen Park- 
Reynaldstown and look for the 
faded Dr. Pepper sign and 
there it is: Southern cooking 
the way it was meant to be. It 
is cafeteria-style service, much 
like here at Oglethorpe, but 
fortunately the food is about 
100 times better. After you 
have the fried chicken, you 
may never want to try any one 
else's. The meal itself consists 
of fried chicken, white or dark 
meat, mashed potatoes or rice 
and gravy, com bread, and a 
vegetable of your choice, usu- 
ally peas or com, then to fin- 

ish the meal off with apple 
or peach cobbler. The best 
ice tea this side of heaven to 
wash it all down, all for 
$5.60! Then if you want sec- 
onds (believe me, you will) 
you can have what they call 
a snack. A snack consists of 
three pieces of meat for only 
$1.50. The only problem is 
you may not want to ever 
leave or eat the school food 

Burton's Grill 
may not be the fanciest-look- 
ing restaurant in the world, 
but the atmosphere and the 
food more than make up for 
the lack of decor. It takes 
about forty-five minutes to 
get there by MARTA but the 
trip is well worth it. So if you 
are missing good old-fash- 
ioned southern cooking or 
you have never had good 
Southern cooking, Burton's 
is the place to go. 

Page 11/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Cafe Diem is the place for poetry 

By Kim Jones 

The room is full 
of energy, as waitresses are 
walking back and forth trans- 
porting capaccinos and 
espressos, while people are 
chatting and reading over the ir 
coffee. Tempera and oil paint- 
ings, photographs, and prints 
cover the walls. There is a 
slignt scent of the smoke from 
a pipe which pleases me, and 
extremely mellow, non main- 
stream music like the Cure 
which eases my anxiety a tad. 

I am sitting at a 
small table inside of Cafe 
Diem. The porch tables just 
outside are completely filled 
with people, since that is go- 
ing to be where the poetry 
reading will be taking place 
(outside). It starts between 
9:00 and 9:30 p.m. which 
should be rather soon. A few 
of us go outside to sign up to 
read. A poetry lotto? They 
p — — — -■ — — — 

have you sign your name next 
to a number, and during the 
evening if they happened to 
pick your number than you 
have five minutes to impress 
them with everything you've 

It is almost time 
for the reading to start People 
begin moving their chairs out- 
side, taking their drinks along 
with them. Soon there is no 
room for anymore chairs, and 
a couple of us wind up sitting 
on the concrete almost in the 
middle of the group (front row 
seating). The first man who 
reads seems to be the guy in 
charge of the whole thing. His 
energy is rising and his voice 
crashes down on all of us like 
thunder as he begins reciting 
his piece, very upbeat, very 
political, and very loud. 

I sip my 
mochaccino (expresso and 
steamed chocolate milk topped 
with milk froth), the sweet, 
mild chocolate taste helping to 

ease my nerves. I hop I do not 
have to read after someone as 
awesome as that. Things do 
not change: the whole next 
hour is filled with powerful 
readings, both emotionally and 
politically. Unfortunately, my 
number never comes up. Two 
people from our party, Dr. 
Linda Taylor and Elizabeth 
Stockton, however, do get the 
chance to read. Dr. Taylor 
does and impressive job, al- 
though her voice and manner 
are quite a change form the 
overwhelmingly booming 
voices of all of the men that 
have gone before her. Eliza- 
beth can be seen shaking a 
little, but she remains calm and 
does a beautiful job as well. 

There is a five 
minute break after about a half 
an hour, and they begin pass- 
ing out numbers for the secret 
grand prize at the end of the 
evening. There is an extremely 
long line for the bathroom, and 

I miss the next poet. After an- 
other half an hour of readings, 
some ramdom, and a few po- 
ets who work at Cafe Diem, at 
least for the poetry reading, 
they thank us all for coming, 
and pick the grand prize num- 
ber. Some lucky lady wins a 
magazine, a couple of lolli- 
pops, and a condom. She is 

Overall, the 
evening went weell. I did not 
get the chance to read, but I 
plan to go again next month. 
The readings take place the 
first Tuesday of every month, 
and usually the first people to 
sign up, starting at 8:30 p.m. 
are the people who get the 
chance to read. Two things I 
recommend for everyone who 
plans on going: find a seat 
outside long before the read- 
ing begins unless you want to 
sit on the floor (which I en- 
joyed), and use the bathroom 
before the readings begin. 


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All Dunn: The only test you are allowed to fail 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
The Man Without A Title 

If you're taking 

tests in all your classes, you 
might as well be taking them 
with The Stormy Petrel. 
Check your score and, if you 
get them all right, you have a 
serious problem. Relax, it's 
okay if you don't make an A 
on this one. 

1) Who scored the first 3-point 
basket in OU women's his- 

a) Shelly Anderson 

b) JillMcLester 

c) Gina Carellas 

d) Kim Jackson 

2) How big did her cute little 
eyes get after she scored it? 

3) Two years ago, Brian 
Riggins scored a basket at the 
buzzer to give OU an 82-80 
win over Piedmont. Name the 
infractions he committed be- 
fore scoring it. 

a) walking 

b) charging 

c) walking 

d) charging 

e) an elbow to the groin 

f) all of the above. 

4) In the aftermath, the visit- 
ing coach and some fans at- 
tacked the above visually im- 
paired referee. What OU 
coach had to break it up? 

a) Dunn Neugebauer (yeah, 

b) Jim Owen 

c) Brett Teach 

d) Pete Meyer 

5) If one of the fans would 
have punched out coach, how 
many baseball players would 
have killed him/her? 

a) all of them. 

b) all of them. 

c) all of them. 

d) all of the above. 

6) Three weeks ago, a tribe of 
bees flew under the Centre 
College men's soccer coach 
and stung him. 

a) How many times did he get 


b) How loud did he scream? 

7) What OU staff person 
killed the above bees? 

a) Dunn Neugebauer (don't 
you know better by now?) 

b) Brett Teach 

c) Dave Fischer 

d) Edmund Brunson 

8) The new Greek Housing: 

a) Will be made into a Chick 
Fillet School 

b) Is almost finished, so hang 
in there. 

c) Will be the official housing 
of the '96 Olympics. 

d) Will be where Jerry 
Glanville hides after Falcon 
fans find him. 

9) Speaking of the Falcons, 
their next new coach will be. 

a) Sam Hutcheson 

b) RayGoff 

c) Chuck Tanner 

d) They'll be 0-8 by then, so 
who cares? 

10) Who holds the OU 
women's basketball record for 
shots in one game? 

a) Eleanor Fulton 

b) Gina Carellas 

c) Brooke Hennier 

d) Kim Jackson 

11) I bet you a beer you don't 
get that one right. 

12) Last year, the OU 
women's tennis team went on 
nine road trips. How many 
consecutive weeks was Susan 
Poston late? 

a) nine 

b) nine 

c) nine 

d) all of the above.. 

13) Whose record (in another 
sport) did she break? 

a) Jill Molester 

b) Jill McLester 

c) Jill Mclester 

d) Jill Mclester 

14) In 1974, Hank Aaron hit 
his 7 1 5th home run. What At- 
lanta Braves pitcher caught the 
ball? (Some of you were actu- 
ally alive then) 

a)Tom House 

b) Buzz Capra 

c) Larry McMurtry 

d) Chris Warren 

1 5) In 1 966 (none of you were 
alive then), there was an ob- 
scure hit called "Bubble Gum 
Music" out that not even 
Kasey Casern bothered to put 
on his Top 40. Who sang it? 

a) Sam Hutcheston and Tim 

b) The Byrds 

c) Jobe and the Jameroos 

d) Simon and Garftinkle 

e) The Double Bubble Trad- 
ing Card Company of Phila- 

16) An autographed tennis 
ball from Brian Young for 
whoever gets that one. 

Answers — I) a 2) Very big, 
very blue... 3)f 4)d 5)d 6) 
a) 23 b) very loud, very loud 
7) a 8)b 9) a 10) a 11) 
Brooke says she'll break it this 
year..l2)a 13)b 14)a 15)e, 
Great song, the Bee Gees 
would've been proud... 16) 
will get him to sign it if he ever 
comes to practice.... 

Oglethorpe men's soccer finally begins winning ways 

By Jason Thomas 

The Oglethorpe 

University men's soccer team 
has recently begun its best 
streak of games this year. In 
its past six games, with the 
exception of Berry College, 
the men are 4-1-1. The victo- 
ries include a tie with and a 
major upset over two teams 
who were ranked in the south. 

On September 
30th, the Petrels routed Pied- 
mont College 3-0. The game 
was dominated both offen- 
sively defensiively by the Pe- 
trels. Goalkeeper Rob 
Hutcheson had very few chal- 
lenges during the match. In the 
first half, Piedmont recorded 
only one shot on goal. 

Will Lukow went 
on a goal scoring frenzy, as he 
scored three goals in the first 
half, adding more points to his 

already school-record total. 

In the second half, 
the Petrels still controlled the 
flow of the game, but were not 
as prolific offensively. Al- 
though no one scored in the 
second half, the game was eas- 
ily controlled by the Petrels for 
the remaining 45 minutes. 

The men contin- 
ued their winning way as they 
defeated the Thomas More 
College Rebels by the score of 
2-0. Scoring for the Petrels 

were freshmen Gift" Briggs and 
Michael Turner. Like Pied- 
mont, the Petrels controlled the 
majority of this game also. 

On October 6th, 
the Oglethorpe men's soccer 
team played one of its best 
games this season. The men 
defeated Maryville, who was 
ranked sixth in the south. The 
men played a brilliant game 
both offensively and defen- 
sively. Lukow scored both OU 
goals in the winning effort. 



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Will Lukow beats another opponent, photo by Pat Mulheam 

Three days later in 
Sewannee, Tennessee, the men 
suffered a defeat at the hands 
of The University of The 
South. The Petrels simply did 
not play up to their potential 
as they had the three prior 
games. The Petrels lost three 
to one. The only goal for the 
men was a goal scored by 
Kerem Bilgin. 

On October 13th, 
the men played another great 
game. They tied the Emory 
University Eagles 1-1. This 
was the first time in almost a 
decade that the Petrels have 
not been defeated by Emory. 
It was truly a great match for 
the Petrels. Bobby Holman 
stated, "We played an excellent 
game, especially defensively. 
Our defensive held strong 
against Emory's powerful at- 
tack. Our offense did well, 
also. They took advantages of 
Emory's mistakes in the 


On October 18th, 
OU played Shendoah, a con- 
sistently strong team. The Pe- 
trels dismantled Shendoah 
with an incredible 5-0 victory. 
The OU players went on a 
scorefest as five different play- 
ers scored while Will Lukow 
was sidelined for a game be- 
cause of penalty points. Scor- 
ing for the Petrels were Joe 
Akyempong, Jason "Big 
Country" Williams, Giff 
Briggs, John Nunes, and Mark 
Bingham. This was truely a 
great team effort as every 
player on the the team played. 

The team has three 
remaining games; Savannah 
College of Art and Design on 
October 23, Trinity on Octo- 
ber 30, and Hendrix on Octo- 
ber 31. Cheer the team on as 
they finish their season. Good 
luck guys! 

Page 15/The Stormy Petrel/October 22, 1993 


Many changes needed to keep Braves on top 

By Darryl Brooks 

Since the end of 

the NLCS rumors and ques- 
tions have flying about the 
Braves. Ron Gant for Bryan 
Harvey. What to do with Sid 
Bream and Greg Olson? Ba- 
sically what people have been 
asking is if John Scheurholtz 
should dismantle the Braves 
that have won three division 
titles and two pennants. Well, 
unloading Sid, an outfielder or 
two, a catcher and a middle 
infielder are not only necessary 
to make way for the future but 
they are necessary steps to 
keep the Braves competitive 
for the next five years. 

As a native of 
Richmond, home of Atlanta's 
AAA team, I can tell you that 
the talent in the minors is phe- 
nomenal. Ryan Klesko, Chip- 
per Jones, Mike Kelley, Tony 
Tarasco, Ramon Caraballo 
and Javy Lopez will all be pro- 
ductive ball players before 
their careers are done. 

This collection of 
talent won 100 games two 
years ago at AA Greeenville. 

They won their division this 
year at AAA and would have 
won the International League 
if their mindshad not wandered 
to Atlanta. This group has 
twice been named one of the 
best minor league teams in his- 

So obviously these 
players are ready to take the 
next step, the bigs. If these fine 
athletes are left another year in 
the minors, their development 
will be stunted and their loy- 
alty to the Braves could be 
shot Loyalty is becoming a 
bigger factor than many may 
think with salaries as high as 
they are today. 

So the question 
that now faces the Brave hier- 
archy is who to move to get 
these players where they need 
to be. Although I obviously 
have no say in the matter, here 
are my meaningless sugges- 

First, if there re- 
ally is something to the Gant 
for Harvey deal, pull the trig- 
ger and make the trade. At 
times Gant is one of the best 
players in the league. But 
when he falls into a slump 

things can get ugly. Tony 
Tarasco is Gant's equal in the 
field and should be more 
consistant at the plate. He hit 
.300 at Richmond. Once 
Harvey is aquired, he can be- 
come the closer, Greg 
McMichael can be moved to a 
set-up role and Mike Stanton 
can be released. 

Second, a decision 
must be made between Deion 
and Otis. These two can not 
coexist in the same outfield. 
Although they will both prob- 
ably start the season with the 
Braves they may not finish the 
season here in Atlanta. 

Third, as much as 
I hate to say it, Sid must go. 
Sid helped turn this team 
around, both on and off the 
field. But his contract is up and 
there is really no point in re- 
signing him. In Sid's absence, 
Ryan Klesko will step in and 
be an understudy to Fred 
McGriff Given this year of 
major league experience 
Klesko should be ready to be- 
come the starting first baseman 
when McGriff's contract is up 
after next season. 

Fourth, room must 

be made for Javy Lopez. This 
could mean that the relation- 
ship between the Braves and 
Greg Olson could be coming 
to an end. It's either Olson or 
Damon Berryhill and if this 
past season was any indica- 
tion, the Braves will stick with 
Berryhill. No matter who stays 
and who goes now, Javy Lopez 
is the catcher of the future, so 
whoever doesn't go now will 
be gone sooner or later. 

Fifth, someone 
must be let go to make room 
for Chipper Jones. Although 
he is not yet the best defensive 
infielder, the boy can flat out 
hit He lead the IL with a .330 
something average. At his 
young age both the defense 
and the hitting will improve. 
The most likely candidate for 
release is Bill Pecota. 

If necessary, Mark 
Lemke could take over 
Pecota 's utility infielder spot. 
Eventually Chipper will force 
the Braves to move Jeff 
Blauser to second and Jones 
will take over at shortstop. 

A few other 
changes could be made to fine 
tune this stacked team, such as 
trading Fransisco Cabrera to 

the American League where 
he can become a DH, making 
Kent Mercker the fifth starter 
and dumping Marvin Free- 

Pitching is obvi- 
ously the Braves' strength and 
they will be fine in this depart- 
ment for years, which is fortu- 
nate because that is the weak- 
est part of the Braves farm sys- 

Of course, the fi- 
nal factor in all of this is 
money. This is why the Braves 
need to give these rookies a 
chance now, so they can keep 
their ever-important payroll 

So if anybody is 
planning to drop off the planet 
for the next five years don 't be 
surprised to see this lineup for 
the Braves when you return: 
LF Tony Tarasco, CF Mike 
Kelley, RF Dave Justice, 3B 
Ramon Caraballo, SS Chipper 
Jones, 2B Jeff Blauser, IB 
Ryan Klesko, and catcher Javy 

Although these 
may seem like pretty radical 
changes, I'll bet my tickets to 
watch the Braves in the 1998 
World Series that they occur. 

Oglethope women's soccer faltering in mid- season 

By Jason Thomas 

The Oglethorpe 

Lady Petrel soccer team has 
recently fallen into a depres- 
sion, losing six of their last 
seven games. The outlook, 
though, is hopeful as they 
stopped their losing streak 
against Shenandoah. 

On October 2nd, 
the women fell to the feet of 
Piedmont College in a dis- 
heartening 3-2 overtime loss. 
The ladies were down 0-2 go- 
ing into the second half when 
both junior Kirsten Hanzsek 
and sophomore Melissa Lamb 
exploded for the game tying 
goals. Unfortunately, Pied- 
mont capitalized in the over- 
time period and defeated the 
ladies . That put the women at 
two loses in a row. 

The women then 
suffered four more straight 
loses. Terra Winthrop was the 
only Petrel to score for 
Oglethorpe. Winthrop scored 
against Maryville to bring the 
score to 3-1 in favor of 

In the following 
three games, the women all 
played well, individually and 
as a team, but were merely 
outplayed by the tough oppo- 
nents. The women lost 2-0 to 
The University of the South on 
October 9th. On the 1 5th, the 
ladies lost a tough game to 
Lynchburg College by the 
score of 2-0. The foloowing 
day at Piedmaont College, the 
ladies lost 1 -0 in a very physi- 
cal game that eventually re- 
sulted in a fight and an ejec- 
tion of junior midfielder Fawn 
Angel. On October 18th, the 

Senior Michelle Ponte 
Igniting the OU attack 

photo by Pat Mulheam 

ladies played Shenandoah. 
They tied 1-1 with a goal be- 
ing scored by Terra Winthrop. 
The ladies played an excellent 
defensive game, as they also 
saw their faltering attack be- 
gin to improve. 

Junior captain 
Shelley Robinson seems to be 
pleased with the ladies recent 
tum-around. "We are begin- 
ning again to stay organized 
and we are definitely working 
out of our immaturity as a 
team", she stated after the 
game against Shenandoah. 

Many players 
have shown great improve- 
ment inthe last few games. 
Michelle Ponte at stopper, 
Winthrop at striker, and 
Brooke Hennier in the goal 
have all been strong players 
for the Petrels recently. Come 
support them at their final two 
home games. 

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Editorials: 8-9 



Features: 5 

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Sports: 14-15 

OU students solve Atlanta's future gridlock 

By Eric Coffey 

Duffey Communications, Inc. 

Help is on the 

way for Atlanta's traffic prob- 
lems. Some of the area's 
brightest college students have 
devised new ways to help man- 
age the region's traffic growth, 
which they presented as part of 
the Data General Games com- 
petition, "Atlanta's Gridlock 
Solutions: 2013." 

A team of 
Oglethorpe University stu- 
dents won the Games, which 
also challenged students from 
the Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology and Morehouse Col- 
lege to devise solutions to traf- 
fic issues in the face of the 
area's growth and expansion 
over the next 20 years. 

The Games, spon- 
sored by Data General Corpo- 
ration and held at Inforum on 
October 26, were judged by a 
panel of local traffic experts. 
These included: David 
Beasley, of The Atlanta Jour- 
nal-Constitution; Keith 
Kalland of Z-93 FM, WGST 
640 AM, and STAR 94 FM; 
Herb Emory of WSB-AM; Jan 
Grossman, president of the 
North American Data General 
Users Group (NADGUG); 
Marion Waters of the Georgia 
Department ofTransportation; 
Joy Barge of WXIA-TV 11 
and V- 103 FM, and Jay 
Burnworth, vice president of 
Atlanta-based Genuine Parts 

"The Data Gen- 
eral Games has given Atlanta's 
future business leaders the op- 
portunity to showcase their 
knowledge and skills while 
addressing a real-life chal- 
lenge," said Ronald L. Skates, 
Data General president and 
chief executive officer. "Also, 
the solutions they presented 
will have a genuine impact on 
Atlanta and the area's quality 

The Oglethorpe 
team members will receive an 

all expenses paid trip to the 
1994 Uniforum conference in 
San Francisco, March 21-24. 
Additionally, Data General is 
donating state-of-the-art color 
laptop computers to each of the 
participating schools. 

tern — including cars, trucks, 
buses, MARTA trains and 
emergency units. The nerve 
center would both receive and 
transfer information to and 
from vehicles, maintaining 
constant surveillance of the 

alternate routes available to 

Georgia Tech's 
team designed a system which 
would "accommodate traffic 
through improved communi- 
cation, rather than changing 

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idlock Solutions: 2013 

Pictured from left are: Ronald L. Skates, President &CEO of Data General; David Stevens, 
senior; Paul Mahar, junior; Michelle John, sophomore; Katie Farreli, junior; Tom West, 

Senior Vice President. 

Oglethorpe's win- 
ning proposal recommends 
creating an automated Nerve 
Center, which would be in 
contact with all elements of 
Atlanta's transportation sys- 

photo courtesy of Duffey Communications, Inc. 

overall traffic situation. Ve- 
hicles would be in contact with 
the Nerve Center via on-board 
monitors, which would keep 
drivers aware of accidents, in- 
clement weather and possible 

people's travel habits," accord- 
ing to team captain Jeff Davis. 
The school's proposed Con- 
gestion Management System 
would automatically oversee 
see Traffic on page 3 

OU Museum exhibits masterpiece 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

The Oglethorpe 

University Museum, in its sec- 
ond month of exhibitions, will 
be displaying one of the great 
masterpieces of Renaissance 
art, "The Three Ages of Man," 
by Giorgione, from October 
27 to December 22. 

"The Three Ages: 
is on extended loan to 
Oglethorpe form John and 
Elfriede Harrington of Florida, 
who have expressed great en- 
thusiasm about it being shown 
here. Mr Harrington is a 
former Atlanta building con- 
tractor who specialized in the 

restoration of historic struc- 
tures, and was an active sup- 
porter of the arts during the 

Although the re- 
cent history of this masterpiece 
is unknown, it was discovered 
in an Atlanta warehouse. The 
piece has since been validated 
by several authorities, who 
have accepted the piece as a 
rare and genuine work by 
Giorgione, who was consid- 
ered by his contemporaries to 
be the equal of Leonardo da 

The artist was 
bom around the year 1 475 and 
died in 1510. He began to 
typify the move away from the 

traditional Christian themes of 
art, as he began the technique 
of framing his subject in a po- 
etic mood. Giorgione, along 
with da Vinci, were the pri- 
mary architechs of of the por- 
trait as we view it today. 

"The Three Ages" 
has been analyzed by the team 
of researchers famous for chal- 
lenging the authenticity of the 
Shroud of Turin. It has been 
scientifically dated to the pe- 
riod of 1 500 AD., plus or mi- 
nus 10 years. Researchers 
have theorised a probably pro- 
gression of ownership of the 
painting, and this has been re- 
affirmed by several leading art 
see Masterpiece on page 2 

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. Upda te, 

By Will Mullis 

- On Monday, 

October 11, a woman began 
experiencing severe abdomi- 
nal pain while in Hearst Hall. 
An ambulance was called to 
transport the woman to 
Northside Hospital, However, 
she recovered enough to go to 
the hospital by a car driven by 
Continuing Ed staff. 

- On Wednesday, 
October 13, a national soror- 
ity adviser severely cut her foot 
while touring the Greek Row. 
The Security officer called 
Dekalb EMS. A medic ar- 
rived, bandaged the foot, and 
sent her to Northside Hospital 
for stitches. 

- On Monday, Oc- 
tober 18, Betty Carter, of 
DAK A, reported that $320 
had been stolen from the safe 
in the cafeteria. Dekalb Police 
were called to file a report 

- On Wednesday, 
October 20, a student who had 
received a warning for a mi- 
nor parking violation came to 
the gatehouse and cursed and 
threatened the guard working 

- On Friday, Octo- 
ber 22, a Security officer pa- 
trolling through the Greek 
Row noticed that a can of paint 
had been poured over the lion 
on the lawn of the unfinished 
SAE house. He rinsed the 
paint off with a hose. Fortu- 
nately, the paint washed off 

• On Saturday, 
October 23, SAE reported that 
someone had attempted to pull 
their lion off its pedestal using 
a rope and a truck. They asked 
that a closer eye be kept on the 
lion until the house is occu- 

By Sarah Buzzard 

Featuring music 

from diverse times and places, 
the University Singers and 
University Chorale will 
present their Fall concert on 
Friday, November 12 at 8:00 
p.m. in Lupton Auditorium. 
They will perform selections 

ranging from German love 
songs to an Israeli folk tune, 
including composers from 
Handel to the contemporary 
Daniel Pinkham. 

The Singers will 
open the concert with samples 
from the Baroque era by 
Handel, Tallis, and Scarlatti. 
These selections will be fol- 
lowed by Daniel Pinkham's 

"Wedding Cantata," featuring 
soloists Kristie Mahan and 
Stephen Cooper. A piano in- 
terlude will follow with one of 
the Singers' three accom- 
plished accompanists, Kathrin 
Vodjdani, playing Beethoven's 
"Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia." 
The University 
Chorale, the eight-member 
ensemble drawn from the 

University Singers to present Fall Concert 

Singers, will also perform dur- 
ing the evening. They will 
bring to the concert an inter- 
national flavor with a Spanish 
madrigal, the Irish song 
"Eileen Aroon," the Italian 
"Lirum Bililirum," and other 
selections. Other ensembles 
besides the Singers and Cho- 
rale will perform, including the 
men of the Singers, who will 
sing the spiritual "Sometimes 
I Feel Like a Motherless 
Child." The women of the 
Singers, in turn, will present 
Bach's "Bist Du Bei Mir". 
Kristie Mahan and Mary 
Poteet will perform a German 
duet, also by Bach. 

Following three 
German songs of love by 
Mendelssohn, the concert will 
close with the ever-popular 
"Danny Boy" and the tradi- 
tional finish to every Singers 
concert - the Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Alma Mater. All in all, 
the evening promises to be one 
of diverse musical enjoyment. 
Both students and the public 
are invited to attend this free 

1993-94 Oglethorpe University Singers. 


continued from page 1 

historians. A study of the 
painting is to be included in the 
upcoming book, Gioreione in 
America, by Dr. Klara Garas, 
an international expert on the 
Renaissance masters. 

Dr. Garas is art 
historian-in-residence this fall 
at Oglethorpe and director 
emeritus of the Budapest Mu- 
seum of Fine Arts. She said 
precise dating of the 
Harrington painting is very 
important. "Within the early 
1 6th-century time frame, only 
Giorgione could have con- 
ceived of this picture. It is his 
concept, his composition." 

The Harrington 
painting has been scientifically 
analyzed and dated by Dr. 
Walter McCrone at his insti- 
tute in Chicago: "Everything 
about the painting is com- 
pletely consistent with the pe- 
riod during which Giorgione 
painted...." OU Museum di- 
rector Lloyd Nick said, "Very 
few paintings have been sub- 

photo courtesy of Dr. Irwin Ray, Jr. 

jected to such thorough vali- 
dation procedures. Of more 
than 300 works examined at 
the Mc Crone Research Insti- 
tute in Chicago, 97 percent 
have been rejected. It is a privi- 
lege for our museum to show 
a painting worthy of the finest 
museums in the country." 

Lanier Graham, 
editor of the World Art Press. 
expressed his views on the 
painting by saying, "In a world 
where it is common for special- 
ists to disagree, this degree of 
consensus among world-class 
authorities on a rediscovered 
masterpiece is highly uncom- 
mon. The presence of the 
painting at Oglethorpe gives 
students and the Atlanta com- 
munity a unique opportunity 
to see a rare masterpiece, and 
to learn how such paintings are 

Information and 
quotes taken from a news 
brief supplied by Oglethorpe 
Public Relations. 

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The Stormy Petrel is Oglethorpe University's 
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By Wendy Barber 

America's melt- 
ing pot embraces a diverse ar- 
ray of religious beliefs. For- 
tunately, our society is rela- 
tively tolerant of the diversity 
of its citizens' faiths; so can we 
really understand why the 
bloodshed is taking place in 
the middle-east in the name of 

As the Parliament 
of World Religions in Chicago 
indicates, Americans have 
only scratched the surface in 
attempting to understand the 
various faith systems practiced 
in this country. Understanding 
of the prominent faith system 
in addition to tolerance can 
benefit us all. On November 
14 and 15 Emory University 
is presenting their first-ever 
Conference on World Reli- 
gion. The goal is to familiar- 
ize those attending with the 
practice and character of many 
faith traditions, and thus cre- 
ate an atmosphere of mutual 
respect. Scholars and religious 
leaders will be centering dis- 
cussions on the theme "How 
Can Mutual Suspicion Be- 
come Mutual Respect?" If a 
particular faith interests you, 
there will also be six concur- 
rently running workshops con- 
ducting in-depth discussion 
and dialogue. 

The conference 
will open Sunday, Nov. 14 and 
begin with a session on "Inter- 
faith Understanding: What 
Does My Faith Offer?" Pan- 
elists representing six faith tra- 
ditions will speak from 2 to 
4pm in Winship Ballroom of 
the Dobbs University Center. 

Included among 
the speakers in the plenary ses- 
sion are: Rebecca Chopp, pro- 
fessor at Emory's Candler 
School of Theology; Pam 
Erdman, M.D., a member of 
the Baha'i faith; Sherry Frank, 
Southeast Area director of the 
American Jewish Committee; 
Rabbi Brett Isserow, assistant 
rabbi of The Temple in At- 
lanta; S. Mahadevan of the 
Hindu Temple in Nashville; 

Raman PateL past-president of 
the India-America Cultural 
Center, Y. Khalid Siddiq, 
president of al-Faroug Masjid 
of Atlanta; Dawn Smith, 
M.D., of the Centers for Dis- 
ease Control and Prevention in 
Atlanta and a member of the 
Baha'i faith; Thomas 
Thangaraj, professor at Can- 
dler School of Theology, and 
Chodak Tsempal, a Tibetan 
monk and translator of Jampa 

After the prelimi- 
nary opening session, the six 
concurrent workshops will of- 
fer dialogues between: 
Baha'is and Christians; Chris- 
tians and Jews; Christians and 
Native Americans; Hindus 
and Muslims; Hindus and 
Sikhs; and Jews and Muslims. 

Following the 
workshops, Azim Nanii, a na- 
tive of Kenya, and a professor 
and chair of University of 
Florida s religion department 
will be the keynote speaker 
addressing the conference 
theme in the Woodruff Health 
Sciences Center auditorium at 
7:30pm. Nanji has been a con- 
sultant on Islamic culture to 
the Smithsonian Institution 
and is an expert on the Ismaili 


continued from page 1 
and monitor accidents, provide 
vehicle rerouting as needed 
and offer traffic-adaptive sig- 
nal control for the Interstate 85 
corridor, an area of intense 
current and future growth. 

College's team devised H\e At- 
lanta Transportation Com- 
mand and Control System 
(ATCCS), which would offer 
a number of different speed 
lanes on main roads, allowing 
safe driving at up to 80 miles 
per hour. The undergraduates 
also proposed the design of a 
"smart car," mastered by a 
central processor, that would 
eliminate poor driving habits 
and reduce accidents by con- 
trolling the vehicle's accelera- 
tion and brake pedals. 

and Sunni Muslim traditions. 

A teach-in on 
"What Can Be Done to Ad- 
vance Mutual Respect" will 
conclude the conference on 
Monday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 
8pm, and will take place in the 
Woodruff Health Sciences 

The Conference 
on World Religion is part of 
Emory's 1993 Unity Week, 
intended to celebrate unity 
through diversity. The confer- 
ence is sponsored by the 
Emory University Chaplain 
and Religious Life Office, the 
Department of Religion, The 
Hightower Lecture Series, 
Candler School of Theology, 
and The Eternal Quest and 
Multicultural Programs and 

To allow for ad- 
equate seating at workshop 
sessions, call for registration 
information- The cost for the 
conference is $5 for non-stu- 
dents and S3 for students. 
Registration fees may be 
mailed to university 
Chaplain's Office, Emory Uni- 
versity, Drawer A, Atlanta, 
GA 30322. For more confer- 
ence information or questions 
concerning registration call 

The Data General 
Games were held in conjunc- 
tion with the company's 
COMBO '93 event, a conven- 
tion of more than 2,000 Data 
General users, customers, 
VARs, business partners and 
employees, held in Atlanta for 
the first time at the Infonim, 
October 25-28. The event co- 
incided with Data General's 
25th anniversary. 

Data General Cor- 
poration is an open systems 
computer company that spe- 
cializes in providing servers, 
storage products and services 
to information systems users 
worldwide. The company, 
which is headquartered in 
Westboro, Mass., reported rev- 
enues of $ 1.1 billion in fiscal 

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OU instructor named Heritage Foundation Scholar 

By Sarah Buzzard 

Former Profes- 
sor of Political Studies Bruce 
Frohnen has been appointed a 
Bradley Resident Scholar at 
The Heritage Foundation, one 
of the country's leading think 
tanks. He is one of three schol- 
ars named to this program for 
the 1993-94 academic year. 
Dr. Frohnen taught at 
Oglethorpe on a part-time ba- 
sis from the summer of '92 
through the summer of '93, 

before leaving for Washington 
D.C. on a ten-month fellow- 

The Bradley Resi- 
dent Program enables distin- 
guished scholars to work and 
study at The Heritage Foun- 
dation for periods of up to one 
year. This gives scholars an 
opportunity to work on long- 
term research projects while 
immersing themselves in the 
Washington policymaking 
community, says Vice Presi- 
dent for Educational Affairs 

Adam Meyerson. The schol- 
ars also teach in the Conser- 
vative Curriculum, a series of 
graduate-level seminars spon- 
sored by Heritage. 

During his fellow- 
ship at Heritage, Frohnen will 
work on his forthcoming book 
examining the 

"communitarian" philosophy 
of New York Governor Mario 
Cuomo, a number of President 
Bill Clinton's advisors, and 
other "new Democrats." 
Frohnen is the author of Vir- 

tue and the Promise of Conser- 
vatism: The Legacy of Burke 
andTocqueville. a book which 
"has attracted a good bit of at- 
tention," according to Dr. 
Knippenberg, professor of po- 
litical studies at Oglethorpe. 

Dr. Frohnen 
earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in 
government at Cornell Univer- 
sity, and a B. A in government 
and economics at California 
State University in Sacra- 
mento. He also earned a J.D. 
at the Emory University 

School of Law. Frohnen 
taught four courses during his 
time at Oglethorpe. Dr. 
Knippenberg says that accord- 
ing to the course evaluations 
and other feedback, Frohnen 
was "a very good teacher." He 
"liked the students and found 
the atmosphere congenial." Of 
Oglethorpe's role in Frohnen's 
accomplishment, Knippenberg 
says, "We are willing to pro- 
vide at least a temporary home 
to a promising young scholar 
with unconventional views." 

Heard it through the Grapevine 

Upcoming events in and around Oglethorpe University 

The Oglethorpe 

University Singers and Uni- 
versity Chorale will present a 
fall concert of choral music 
Friday, Nov. 12, at 8:00 p.m. 
irl Lupton Auditorium. Selec- 
tions will include "Wedding 
Cantata" by Daniel Pinkham; 
"Herbstlied," "Abendlied" and 
"Ich Wollt', Meine Lieb'" by 
Felix Mendelssohn; and a 
grouping of the choral music 
of J.S. Bach. Among the other 
composers represented in the 
concert will be G.F. Handel, 
Alessandro Scarlatti, Thomas 
Tallis and Stephen Paulus. 
The concert is free to the pub- 
lic. For more information, call 

Donald and Bar- 
bara Boiling, collectors of 
paintings by Russian artist 
Nicholas Roerich, will speak 
at the Oglethorpe University 
Museum at 7:00 p.m. on Tues- 
day, November 9. Their col- 

lection is on display in the cur- 
rent exhibit, "Messenger of 
Beauty: Nicholas Roerich 
from the Boiling Collection." 
The Museum is located in 
Philip Weltner library on cam- 
pus. Admission is free. Ample 
free parking is available. Call 
364-8555 for more informa- 

Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity students, faculty and 
staff will present an evening of 
music, arts and poetry on Fri- 
day, November 19, at 8:00 
p.m. in Hearst Great Hall. The 
program will include a display 
of student art; readings of 
original poetry and prose; and 
musical performances. The 
event is open and free to the 
call 364-8329. 

Georgia State 

University will be holding a 

full-day educational seminar 
geared towards teaching those 
interested in starting a busi- 
ness. The program, entitled 
"Planning Your Business," 
will be held Wednesday, De- 
cember 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 
4:00 p.m. at GSU. The topics 
covered will be the business 
plan, legal issues, tax forms, 
marketing and financing. The 
program fee is $25. For more 
information call Pam Davis at 
651-3550. The program is 
sponsored by the Small Busi- 
ness Development Center at 

Vanya Nick, hu- 
manities division of DeKalb 
College will present "The 
Spiritual Art of Nicholas 
Roerich," at noon on Friday, 
November 19, in the 
Oglethorpe Museum. Call 
364-8555 for more informa- 

The Playmakers 

will present "Laughing Wild," 

by Christopher Durang in 
Lupton Auditorium on Satur- 
day, November 20, at 8:00 
p.m. and Sunday November 
21, at 2 p.m. Call 364-8343 
for ticket information. 

If you know of any 
upcoming events that need to 
be published, this is your 
page. Drop a note to: The 
Grapevine. Attention Chop- 
per Johnson. Box 287 or drop 
them in the box on The 
Stormy Petrel's office door. 

Q uin tett o 

Barocco will perform lively 
and stylish interpretations of 
Baroque and neo-classic rep- 
ertoire on Sunday, November 
14 at 4:00 p.m. in the Skylight 
Gallery of the Oglethorpe 
Museum. Tickets are $5. For 
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Bavarian Delights only a short drive 

By Nicole J. Petro 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

With the chang- 
ing seasons and the fresh, wel- 
come crispness in the air, 
many people's thoughts turn 
to travel and fall festivities. 
The trees begin to change their 
washed-out summer green for 
the brilliant, short-lived colors 
of autumn. But where can a 
city-dweller go to catch a 
glimpse of all this splendor? I 
have the answer, and it is less 
than a two hour drive from 
Atlanta - Helen, a small town 
in the North Georgia moun- 

Originally settled 
by Germans, Helen's archi- 
tecture is that of a small 
Swiss village, with ski-lodge- 
shaped buildings abounding, 
and street names such as 

During the month 
of October, this town cel- 
ebrates Oktoberfest in true 
German style, with everything 
from Bratwurst to a varied se- 
lection of beers. 

Crowds are some- 
what of a problem during 
Oktoberfest, so plan to leave 
early in the morning and spend 
the entire day. Otherwise, you 
might end up stuck in traffic 
for a good two hours trying to 
make the last ten miles into 
town. Parking is plentiful, and 
the crowds, once in town, are 
not as bad as they would ap- 
pear from the traffic. 

If you don't al- 
ready have reservations for a 
hotel room, you most likely 
will not find one, and if you 
do, it will be about twice the 
rate of the off-season (which is 
any time other than October 
and September). So make it a 
day trip. You will have plenty 
of time to enjoy the oom-pah 
bands, the bratwurst, and the 
beer swilling. 

So if you don t 
mind crowds, and you like 
beer, this is a good time to see 
Helen at its most lively, as well 
as some beautiful fall foliage 
along the way. 

If crowds are not 

your thing, Helen still makes 
a great place to visit, and pro- 
vides a quiet, relaxing week- 
end get-away almost any time 
of the year except for the 
month of October. For such a 
small town, there are numer- 
ous decent hotels within walk- 
ing distance of everything. 
"Everything" consists of a 
main street lined with Alpine- 
theme shops, which sell every- 
thing from coffee and pastries 
to hand-made candles to lo- 
cally made arts and crafts. 
Also in town several good Ger- 
man-American restaurants can 
be found, where you can or- 
der German specialties 
(knockwurst and sauerkraut, 

for example), or a good thick 

Helen is a town 
that can easily keep just about 
anyone occupied for a week- 
end, although night-life is 
somewhat sparse (the major- 
ity of the town is asleep by nine 
p.m.). The town offers a few 
bars, patronized mainly by 
the over-forty-five-biker red- 
neck crowd. If you want to 
drink, take my suggestion: buy 
it at one of the abundant liquor 
stores, and drink it in your ho- 
tel room. 

Besides thrilling 
night-life, Helen offers close- 
ness to Unicoi state park, and 
Anna Ruby Falls, both beau- 

tiful spots all year round, but 
especially in spring and au- 
tumn. Both these areas are 
good for short day hikes, or 
longer camping trips. 

Other than that, 
Helen is generally a very quiet, 
peaceful little town. This is not 
necessarily a bad thing, 
though, as it can lead to some 
quality relaxation and even 
some much-needed sleep - all 
very conducive to a restful 
couple of days. 

So the next time 
you feel the need to get out of 
the city for a weekend, or are 
craving a bit of Bavarian, try 
Helen. It will truly take you 
away from the city, without 
taking you too far. 

College students: WE'RE BROKE! 

By Killian Edwards 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

College stu- 
dents — we're broke. You're 
probably broke; I know I'm 
broke. I'd bet you that I have 
less money than you do, but, 
well — anyway. So I'm not 
going to spend any time com- 
ing to the well-known conclu- 
sion that we don't have any 
money. That's not the point. 
The point is that we want to 
have some fun even though we 
don't have any money. My 
point is that it's possible. Here 
is just a very small sampling 
of what you can do in Atlanta 
for very little or no money at 

For starters, check 
out Hartsfield International. 
Yes, the airport. I'm serious. 
I know most of you think of 
horrible food and day-long 
layovers when you think of the 
airport, but think again, in a 
different way. This is the 
prime spot for people watch- 
ing, plane watching, roaming 
around and having a great 
time. Lu Green says she and 
her friends have always talked 
about dressing up very nicely, 
going to the airport, and act- 
ing like they were famous, just 
to see how people would react. 

Carla Hall recalls an evening 
spent with several friends 
when, "we just hopped on 
MARTA and rode all the way 
out to the airport. We spent 
all night watching the people 
and the planes, and stayed so 
late that the airport train shut 
down and we had to walk back 
from Concourse C." You 
don't even have to have a car 
for this outing; it can all be 
yours for just $2.50 in 
MARTA fare, roundtrip. And 
the Brookhaven MARTA sta- 
tion is within easy walking dis- 

If you are looking 
for romance, and find yourself 
once again short of cash, never 
fear. We've got just the spot 
for you — and it will cost you 
nothing more than the gas to 
drive there — the Holiday Inn 
Crowne Plaza-Ravinia, at 
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. 
N.E. (across from Perimeter 
Mall). No, the rooms aren't 
free, but walking in the garden 
is. And this isn't just any gar- 
den. The garden adjacent to 
the Ravinia is enormous, and 
definitely romantic. It is filled 
with beautiful plants and flow- 
ers, with wooden bridges 
crossing streams and trails 
winding by waterfalls. Walk- 
ing along the trails, you can't 
even hear traffic from the not- 

so-far-off street, and the foli- 
age is so dense that in places 
you can barely see the hotel. 
What could be better for a 
moonlight stroll than this gar- 

Looking for some- 
thing a little more on the 
quirky side? Try Oakland 
Cemetery for a Halloween 
themed date or just an interest- 
ing day out. You can spend 
an afternoon wandering 
around this 1850 cemetery, 
looking at the gravestones of 
many famous Atlantans, now 
long gone. Located at 248 
Oakland Avenue S.E., the 
cemetery is the resting place 
for Civil War soldiers, city 
mayors and officials, state gov- 
ernors, and Margaret Mitchell, 
among others. A self-guided 
tour will cost you only $1.25 
for a map and a brochure indi- 
cating 5 1 "highlights" of the 
cemetery. These guides can be 
purchased at the cemetery of- 
fice Monday through Friday 
and from a paper box in front 
of the office on weekends. Call 
577-8163 for more informa- 

It can be done. 
These and other great oppor- 
tunities to have a terrific time 
on a low budget are all over 
the city, if you just know where 
to look. 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

"Who's the new 

teacher with the cool leather 
jacket?" The answer is Dr. 
David Chawszczewski, (that's 
cha-zoo-ski) professor of edu- 
cation. He is already off to a 
busy start. In addition to Intro- 
duction to Education, Second- 
ary Curriculum, and Student 
Teaching Seminar, 

Chawszczewski is also teach- 
ing two graduate classes - In- 
troduction to Education Re- 
search and Topics in Social 

Originally from 
Chicago, Chawszczewski ob- 
tained his PhD at the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin in Madison. 
His specialties are secondary 
education and social studies. 
"I love all my classes," he 
states simply, claiming no fa- 
vorites. Dr. Chawszczewski is 
also complimentary when it 
comes to his students' educa- 
tion, describing them as, 
"bright, very thoughtful in 
their discussion." Apparently 
this feeling goes both ways. 
Education major Melanie 
Rosen, a member of the Sec- 
ondary Curriculum class, finds 
Chawszczewski flexible and 
innovative, adding "I've really 
gotten a lot out of his class." 
Dr. Chawszczew- 
ski chose Oglethorpe partly 
because of his affinity for small 
schools and the opportunity to 
become an involved faculty 
member. At this point, how- 
ever, he is understandably 
"overwhelmed with teaching" 
In his rare spare time, Dr. 
Chawszczewski enjoys read- 
ing, music appreciation, and 
cooking. So for, he and 
Oglethorpe seem to be a good 
Correction: In last 
week's profile on Michele 
Cox, the town of Missoula, 
Montana was accidentally 
misidentifled as Mazula. 

Page 6/The Stormy Petrel/Hovember 8, 1993 


The Ramblings of the Romeiser, part two 

By Robbie Romeiser 
OSA President 

We were having 

a heated, albeit completely off 
the subject conversation today 
in one of my classes when sud- 
denly someone jumped up on 
the table with mouth frothing, 
eyes shooting fire, steam wisp- 
ing from his collar and yelling, 
"Oh yeah, well I want to get 
an internship but I don't know 
what to do." Taken com- 
p lete ly aback by the horrid dis- 
play of ill will and anger, my 
fellow students and I, for fear 
of our lives, were forced to 
strap the beastly student down 
and hurl him out the window. 
Yes, we were saddened by this 
loss of life, but it was neces- 
sary for the safety of all con- 

Okay. So we 
didn't kill the guy, and the dis- 

cussion wasn't all that heated, 
but the question about how to 
get an internship did arise. I 
am guessing (and hoping) that 
a lot of students are interested 
in internships. I am afraid, 
however, that many of those 
interested students don't know 
the first steps to obtaining one. 
So here are a few pointers for 
those of you who want to get 
involved with internships. 

Of course, you 
should gather information 
about opportunities available 
in your fields of interest. First, 
I recommend asking your fac- 
ulty advisor if he or she pos- 
sesses any literature on intern- 
ship opportunities, like bro- 
chures, booklets, or applica- 
tions. Find out what these 
people know about the intern- 
ship literature they possess, 
and then continue your in- 
formation gathering with a 

Freshmen breathed 
new life into BSC 

By Trish Hinton 

The entering 

freshmen class 1993-94 
brought with them a remark- 
able upsurge in the number of 
black students on campus at 
Oglethorpe. This rise is a wel- 
come change as our school 
struggles to become more di- 
versified. The freshmen have 
also breathed new life into a 
group known collectively as 
the Black Student Caucus 
(B.S.C.). As an organization, 
the B.S.C. still considers itself 
a newborn especially since we 
have yet to develop a strong 
voice within the O.U commu- 

But mark your 
calendars because we are plan- 
ning on making not only 
B.S.C. history, but also O.U 
history. After weeks of orga- 
nizing, planning, and coordi- 
nating, we proudly present our 
brainchild — only THE best 
dance party O.U. has ever 
seen. You may have noticed 

the curious signs spread across 
campus (you know,.. ."Check 
yo' self!"). Well, all of that 
was in preparation for what we 
ve titled the "Shake It 'TilYa' 
Break It" Dance Marathon. 
By now tickets are probably 
running out for contestants, 
but check with any B.S.C. 
member and s/he will be sure 
to hook you up. But first, a 
word about the dance... 

The idea is that if 
you think you can outlast your 
peers on the dance floor, then 
let's see you there! And in re- 
turn, you get to party, a dance 
workout (what could be more 
fun!), and the chance at win- 
ning the first or second place 
cash prizes (is it too late for me 
to enter?). 

Just remember, 
Friday night, November 12 the 
dining hall becomes party cen- 
tral for all you party people! 

Tickets: $ 5 — 

$2— non-O.U. 
students w/I.D. Free for O.U. 
students w/I.D. 

visit to Katherine Nobles in 
Career Services, located in the 
Community Life office of the 
Student Center. Chances are 
that she can offer you more 
information about the intern- 
ship your faculty advisor men- 
tioned and that she can provide 
you with leads into several 
other opportunities. 

The next step is 
analyzing the info you have 
gathered and deciding which 
opportunities are worth pursu- 
ing (like the kind that give you 
money). Making such deci- 
sions rests on your shoulders, 
obviously, but I recommend 
using your faculty advisor and 
Mrs. Nobles as consultants 
before making your final de- 
cisions. They know the ins and 
outs of internship offerings that 
you may not be able to see 
reading a brochure. Also, 
chances are that other students 
who have participated in the 

internships you are interested 
in have let "the consultants" in 
on their experiences. That spe- 
cial student insight may play 
a big role in your decision to 
pursue or not to pursue an op- 

There are many 
helpful hints out there for fill- 
ing out internship applications, 
for preparing resumes, and for 
conducting a kick-butt inter- 
view. I know a couple, and 
maybe I'll write another article 
later about them, but for this 
article h is sufficient to say that 
I learned most of my tips ahead 
of time from Katherine Nobles 
and Dr. Joseph Knippenberg, 
my faculty advisor. 

You can obtain 
academic credit for participat- 
ing in an internship. You must 
have a 2.8 GPA and complete 
an assignment or two for your 
advisor to obtain credit, de- 
pending on the amount of 

hours you want for credit. 
However, Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity does not require that you 
receive academic credit for an 
internship, leaving the gate 
open for those who don't have 
the GPA or just don't want to 
do the assignments. The ex- 
perience is still great to have, 
and having an internship listed 
on your resume is a big plus. 
If you choose not to receive 
academic credit for your in- 
ternship, you will still get the 
amount of help you need from 
your advisor and from Career 
Services. In other words, they 
won't shun you because you 
aren't paying the school for 
credit hours. I say this from 
experience because I did not 
take credit for my first intern- 
ship, and I still got lots ofhelp. 
Take it easy. If 
you want to find an internship 
you know where to start look- 

Dear Brothers across the Fruited Plain 

The Mu Mu chapter here at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta sincerely hopes 
that all of you are working hard at having fun. We are quite busy this semester with 38 pledges 
for the Fall 93 pledge class! They have all been assigned big brothers, and everything seems to 
be going well. As far as service projects go, our more than capable VP of service has helped us 
tap into service with the Interfaith Outreach Home (IOH), which is a center dedicated to help- 
ing kids while their parents work, etc, the Atlanta Blood Drive, the Chattahoochee Nature 
Trail Halloween extravaganza for kids, a trick-or-treat event for the poor on Halloween night, 
and much more. Even with such a heavy service load, we're all still finding time to have fun. 
Our fellowship chairman has organized a hayride in November and our Big Brother, Little 
Brother party was a blast. We at Oglethorpe University wish all of the brothers out there a 
merry holiday season and a rewarding semester! 


Alpha Phi Omega 
Mu Mu Chapter 
Oglethorpe University 

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By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

At long last the 

new Kappa Alpha house was 
opened on Friday, October 22. 
Due to the opening and the 
heavy rain, the pledge retreat 
to Camp Deliverance was re- 
located to the house. Judging 
by the complaints made by the 
brothers and the pledges con- 
cerning the lack of hot water 
and phone service at the house, 
it was probably a good move 
to nix the camping trip. 

All things consid- 
ered, we are having a great 
time out on the frontier with 
our new neighbors, the broth- 
ers of Delta Sigma Phi. Apart 
from the mud slides, the con- 
tinued lack of phone service, 

By Rod Smith 
Chi Phi 

Despite our cur- 
rent state of homelessness, Chi 
Phi had a great time this past 
weekend. Many of our 
alumni showed up for a re- 
union including a walk- 
through of the new house, a 
dinner party at Dante's Down 
the Hatch, a farewell gather- 
ing at the old house, and a 
party at Embassy Suites. This 
weekend (which will have 
passed by the time this edition 
is released) is the weekend of 
the traditional Chi Phi Hallow- 
een Party which will be housed 
by Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It 
should prove a "hammering" 
night for everyone, as it has 

By Bridget Cecchini 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

The Tri-Slgma's 

are rapidly moving through 
yet another fall semester. In 
between mid-terms and study 
hours, we have kept quite 
busy. The recent New Mem- 
ber Retreat was fun for all, 
even the girls sleeping in the 
bathroom. Clue Week for the 
new little sisters was exciting, 
although a couple new mem- 
bers now believe we are com- 

the occasional loss of water 
and electricity, and, of course, 
the much feared native ele- 
ment — "We hope someone 
does not have to be raped or 
killed. . ." — all is well among 
the Village People. We eagerly 
await the arrival of our other 
Greek brothers and sisters. 

Thanks to every- 
one who made it to the KA- 
Delta Sig Brave New World 
Party on Saturday, October 30. 
We hope you all had a good 
time and will come again. 

The KA-Chi O 
Pajama Party Mixer has been 
rescheduled for Friday, No- 
vember 12 to avoid conflict- 
ing with OSA's Casino Night. 

Again, life is good 
at Old KA, and we encourage 
everyone to come by and see 
the house. 

since 1968. We would like to 
thank all of the other fraterni- 
ties for offering to house this 
event, and SAE for allowing 
us to take over for the night. 
Also coming soon is the Chi 
Phi/Sigma Sigma Sigma 
mixer, which all of us are look- 
ing forward to. As far as hous- 
ing is concerned we still have 
none, but once we get in keep 
an eye out for a house-chris- 
tening party to kick-start the 
Greek Row. It would also be 
a good idea for all of us greeks 
to pay a nice, neighborly visit 
to those who live across the 
street to avoid any future prob- 
lems. On an end note, if any- 
one wants to buy some 
couches, we can't fit all 13 in 
our house. 

pulsive liars. Our mixers with 
both Pi Kappa Phi and Phi 
Kappa Tau at Georgia Tech 
were great successes with 
some Sigmas even getting in- 
vited to formal. Our 8th an- 
nual Halloweenie Roast was 
tons of fun and hot dogs again 
this year. Everyone was 
decked out in fabulous cos- 
tumes, even a tube of tooth- 
paste. We are looking forward 
to our mixer with Chi Phi on 
November 13 as well as our 
annual Christmas Party. 


By Alan Gibson 
Delta Sigma Phi 


Contrary to that 

factitious article Jason T. 
wrote, there are now actual 
Delta Sigs Jiving in an actual 
fraternity house. We had a 
great time throwing our bash 
with the KA's and we hope to 
continue this trend into the 
near and distant future. Also, 
thanks Rob-Bob for the handy- 
dandy copier. As of yet, there 
has been no winner in the raffle 
to see who the first is to photo- 
copy his butt-cheeks. 

If you saw young 
men out on the roads with or- 
ange vests this Saturday, no, 
those weren't convicts (well, 
maybe some were), they were 
the Delta Sig's taking care of 
their stretch of Highway out on 
Peachtree Industrial for the 
Adopt-A-Highway Program. 


By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

Chi Omega has 

had a great semester so far! 
Last week was our big sister/ 
little sister revelation. After a 
week of clues and guessing, 
everyone was excited to finally 
discover who they had. Con- 
gratulations to our hard-work- 
ing pledge class for their great 
job selling Halloweenie- 


By Jason Fisher 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

We here at 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon look for- 
ward to an exciting November. 
Congratulations to the other 
three fraternities on moving 
into the "Greek Village." We 
are tenatively scheduled to 
move in on November 5th, and 
our lion has already been 
erected in front of the new 
house. Someone has already 
attempted to pull the lion from 
its foundation, resulting in 
nothing more than damage to 
his truck. In addition, it has 
already been painted twice. 
However, once we move in, we 
hope that such juvenile acts of 

In addition, all of our brothers 
who attended the Panhellenic 
Formal would like to thank all 
of our escorts for a wonderful 

In the coming 
weeks, we have our pledge re- 
treat coming up. We're not 
sure where, but is that really 
all that important? However, 
if we do it in Pickens, the first 
person to make a move on my 
sister will spend the remainder 
of the weekend removing a 
size 1 3 shoe from a place a size 
1 3 shoe normally does not fit . 
If not there, we might do it in 
the land of the bad Pancreas, 
courtesy Zack Butler. The 
Pledge Party is coming up 
soon, so be looking to have 
even more fun at the NEW 
HOUSE. Reverse greetings 
and may Echton be with you 
(especially Joel). 

grams. I hope everyone en- 
joyed them! Panhellenic For- 
mal was a lot of fun. It was 
exciting to see the pledges for- 
mally introduced. Our mixer 
with SAE was great a few 
weeks ago, and we are look- 
ing forward to our upcoming 
mixer with KA Chi Omega 
is also busy choosing officers 
to lead us into next year, and 
we are planning a community 
service trip to the Briarcliff 
Retirement Center. 

vandalism will not occur. 

This month's so- 
cial calendar contains the 
SAE's biggest fall events. Our 
traditional Boxer Rebellion 
will be held on Saurday, No- 
vember 13th. We are also 
looking forward to our Fall 
Formal at the Peachtree Plaza 
on November 20th. 

Social events are 
not the only plans for the 
month, though. Philanthropy 
projects are also planned; the 
brothers and pledges will make 
the annual Walk-to-Macon for 
charity on November 13th, 
and we will be starting our 
Christmas Card Campaign to 
benefit Scottish Rite 
Children's Hospital. 


By Kevin Benefield 
Greek Editor 

Fraternities and 

sororities function as umbrella 
organizations under which 
many diverse activities are 
undertaken. The assumption 
that joining a Greek organiza- 
tion involves little more than 
wearing letters and drinking 
on weekends is wholly false. 
Involvement in fraternities and 
sororities is qualitatively and 
quantitatively different from 
that in other organizations. 

In addition to the 
social outlet and 
philanthropical work for 
which the system in respon- 
sible, Greeks have a direct ob- 
ligation incumbent upon them 
to support and discipline those 
in their ranks. This is a dimen- 
sion if organization involve- 
ment that is unique to the 
Greek system. As a member 
of, say, the accounting club, 
one's behaviors would be un- 
likely to impact the reputation 
of that group. However, if a 
Greek acts in an unseemly 
manner, one can rest assured 
that it will reflect badly upon 
that member's entire house 
and, perhaps, on the Greek 
community as a whole. 

The system is also 
set apart by the financial obli- 
gations that are placed upon its 
membership. Many Greek are 
forced to work off campus in 
order to pay dues. This fur- 
ther eats away at any time they 
might have to involve them- 
selves in other campus activi- 

Greeks ARE ac- 
tively involved on campus. 
They DO play important lead- 
ership roles in the community, 
though non-Greeks may not be 
in a position to appreciated 
fully just how much their work 
impacts Oglethorpe. Men and 
women are not limited by the 
Greek system, but are able ul- 
timately to utilize h to contrib- 
ute more fully to the Univer- 
sity community. 

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There is something dreadfully wrong here 

By Shannon Montgomery 

Fact: Part of the 
core curriculum at Oglethorpe 
University is one year-long lit- 
erature course (chosen from 
four year-long courses of- 

Fact: The core of 
the English major at 
Oglethorpe is completion of 
the four year-long literature 
classes offered. 

Fact: In an aver- 
age year-long literature class, 
there will be many sopho- 
mores of all majors, from his- 
tory to computer science. In 
all probability, there will also 
be a few junior and senior En- 
glish majors. 

Fact: For science 
in the core curriculum, classes 
are offered such as cosmology 
or anatomy (instead of Chem- 
istry I or Biology I). Instead 
of taking these entry-level 
classes, science majors take 
Chem I or Bio I. 

Opinion: Some- 
thing is dreadfully wrong here. 

I am a junior at 
Oglethorpe, and I am major- 
ing in English. After this year 
is over, I will have completed 
all four of the year-long litera- 
ture sequences. Having expe- 
rienced these classes, I have 
noted a great discrepancy in 
the ways which they are ap- 
proached by the professors. 
Some of these classes seem to 
be taught on the level of the 
three or four English majors 
taking the course. These 
classes I have found the most 
enjoyable; however, I have of- 
ten wondered if it is fair to 
those students just taking the 
course for core credit. Is it fair 
to grade a sophomore biology 
major — and keep in mind that 
this is a requirement, not an 
elective — by the same criteria 
that a senior majoring in the 
field is graded? The other 
classes, the ones which are 
treated only as core classes, 
could almost be considered a 
waste of my time, as much as 
taking Introduction to Cos- 
mology would be a waste of 
the time of a physics major. 

I will allow that 
there are advantages to having 
non-majors in literature 
classes. It is often valuable and 
enlightening to have a variety 
of interests and wavs of think- 
ing, listening to people oper- 
ating from a different mindset 
than "English major." There 
are also disadvantages. Non- 
majors will opt to study for 
courses appropriate to their 
major rather than the "core" 
courses. I know as an English 
major, I was less concerned 
with both the material and my 
performance in, for example, 
Human Nature and the Social 
Order. It was not that I did not 
enjoy the class or feel that it 
was worth my time; I simply 
found my English classes to be 
more enjoyable. A biology 
major, when faced with the 
choice of studying for a litera- 
ture exam or a biology test is 
(hopefully) going to prefer to 
study for the course within his/ 
her major. This brings me 
again to the question of fair- 
ness to the non-majors who are 
graded against people who by 

1 ways in which the South 
could have won the war 

There were many faults in the South's strategy 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Since we all 

know that hindsight is twenty- 
twenty, after seeing 
Gettysburg. I know I was right. 
During the movie I saw many 
faults in the Southern strategy. 
Now, I feel I need to share with 
you the tactics that would have 
possibly won the war for the 

#1. The use of 
grits instead of cannonballs 
really would have confused 
the North. 

Southern artillery commander: 
"All right boys load the 
grits," (pause) 
Northern soldier: " Incoming" 

Sound effect: Splat, plop 
Northern soldier: "What in the 

Northern soldier 2: "That'sthe 
smallest rice I ever saw!" 
Southern commander: "Now 
that we ' ve got them confused, 

#2. Show that 
southern classic Deliverance 
to all the Yankee soldiers 

#3. Have the 
Rebels carry flags with slogans 
like "You sure gotta purty 
mouth, boy!" 

#4. Let the South 
carry all their huntin' dogs 
with them 

Southern soldier: "You dirty 
Yankees killed my best dawg! 
Now you're gonna die!" 

#5. Instead of 

bayonets and swords the south 
should have issued axe 

#6. Tell the 
Southern soldiers that the 
Northern guys insulted their 

#7. Offer a six 
pack incentive for each soldier 
after each Southern victory. 

#8. Show the saga 
of Walking Tall to all the 
Southern soldiers before each 

#9. Sell the North 
mobile homes for use as por- 
table headquarters: 
General U.S. Grant: "Where 
are all these tornadoes coming 

#10. Feed the 
Oglethorpe cafeteria food to 
the Northern soldiers. 

necessity take the class more 

Please do not mis- 
understand me, I do not be- 
lieve that English majors have 
the edge on understanding lit- 
erature. I know people from 
all disciplines who have a deep 
love for the language. In the 
Shakespeare class, for in- 
stance, there are many non- 
majors whose discussions con- 
tribute to my understanding of 
the text. They share a common 
bond, however, in wanting to 
be there in the class. The key 
is that it is unfair to all parties 
involved to have as a core re- 
quirement the center of the 
English major, especially in 
the fight of the inconsistency 
that this is only true of the En- 
glish major. 

There is another 
question about our curriculum 
that has been raised. Students 
at this institution take five 
classes per semester, teachers 
teach four. At comparable in- 
stitutions (similar quality of 
work required), students take 
four classes and teachers teach 
three. The idea of having stu- 
dents take five classes is con- 
sidered by many to be out-of- 
date. Since my arrival at 
Oglethorpe over a year ago, I 
have heard people — students 
and faculty — complaining 
about the heavy work load. I 
had believed that it was just the 
grumbling of the indolent un- 

til someone explained to me 
that what was proposed was 
not a lessening of the work 

Instead of taking 
five three-hour classes, stu- 
dents would take four four- 
hour classes. This would al- 
low for a deeper study of the 
disciplines. Class time would 
be increased proportionately, 
as would the work load in each 
class. I find this a very attrac- 
tive proposition. While the 
argument "everyone else is 
doing it" never worked with 
my mother, if every other col- 
lege of comparable quality is, 
indeed, on a four-class plan, 
there must be a reason for it. 
At the least, it deserves to be 

Some of you may 
recall Alex Kay's editorial last 
year about this same issue. So 
why, if the campus network 
has been buzzing about it for 
over a year, has nothing been 
done either positively or nega- 
tively? I wonder. Perhaps it 
is time for the students to make 
our feelings known: would we 
rather have five classes a se- 
mester, or four? If you have 
an opinion on this issue, why 
not write a letter to the Petrel 
or, better yet, the chair of your 
academic department? As I 
write this, the faculty and ad- 
ministration are debating this 
issue. If we do not speak now, 
we will not have a voice. 

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As campuses go green, students can make a difference 

By Nick Keller 

National Wildlife Federation 

Ten years ago, 

college environmental activ- 
ists were a rare breed. On a few 
campuses, students borrowed 
a pick-up truck once a week 
to collect newspapers for recy- 
cling. An occasional adminis- 
trator, stung by rising fuel 
prices, offered an ice cream 
bash to the dorm that cut its 
energy use the most. 

In 1993, environ- 
mental awareness on cam- 
puses runs so high that stu- 
dents and administrators are 
successfully reworking the 
fabric of university life. Their 
techniques for treading lighter 
on the earth have changed 
campus landscaping, food 
preparation, procurement of 
supplies, and treatment of 
waste. Their political savvy 
allows them to hold a board of 
directors accountable to a new 
standard of environmental 
awareness for university in- 

Campus projects 
come in all shapes and sizes, 
from Michael Kaelin's nearly 
single-handed effort to launch 
a recycling program at South- 
em California College to the 
Tufts University student cam- 
paign to force their school 's di- 
vestment from a hydro-electric 
dam project which threatens to 
devastate a huge swath of Que- 
bec (and destroy the way of 1 ife 
of two Native Nations in the 

Because no cam- 
pus is a hermetically sealed 
tower, these innovations help 
change the world at large. And 
student activists, high on the 
efficacy of their new-found 
skills, are going out into the 
workplace confident of then- 
ability to make a difference. 
What started as a tiny act of 
conscience — or a just budding 
friendship with the person who 
needed help with the recycling 
bins — has blossomed into a 
full complement of profes- 
sional skills and career 

It's easy to think of 
these student activists as fun- 
damentally different from you. 

You ' ve just lugged home your 
stack of books for the new se- 
mester, and you 're a little wor- 
ried about organic chemistry, 
say, or freshman English. But 
the truth is that environmental 
action has never been easier, 
and you don't need to found a 
whole student organization to 
get started. Individual students 
across the country are making 
lasting changes on their cam- 
puses, and being transformed 
into extraordinary people in 
the process. 

I should know. In 
the past year, the staff in the 
Campus Outreach (or Cool 
It!) Program at the National 
Wildlife Federation visited 
139 schools in 33 states, kept 

up to date on 1 53 environmen- 
tal projects, and gave 150 
workshops on topics ranging 
from recyclingto environmen- 
tal justice. This year's review 
of the successes grew by seven 
sections, as we struggled to 
accommodate the widening 
array of issues students have 
taken on. 

Entitled Students 
Working for a Sustainable 
Future: Campus Year in Re- 
view 1992-93, this resource 
makes it easy for you to de- 
velop your own environmen- 
tal agenda. It maps the steps 
taken to achieve each victory, 
provides names and phone 
numbers of contacts for each 
project, and saves you the 

trouble of reliving someone's 
past mistakes. (Your work gets 
even easier when you register 
your project with Cool It! and 
have our staff of organizers — 
themselves recent campus ac- 
tivists — provide you with 
facts, skills training, organiza- 
tional pointers, and contacts on 
other campuses.) 

The guide in- 
cludes articles on campus ad- 
ministrators; community col- 
leges; Historically Black Col- 
leges and Universities; Tribal 
Colleges; and women. Cam- 
pus projects are then presented 
by issue area: the campus en- 
vironmental audit, coalition 
building, conferences, the en- 
dangered species program, en- 

ergy efficiency and recycling 
competitions, environmental 
justice, environmental literacy, 
food issues, investment/divest- 
ment, landscaping, organizing, 
procurement, and the "four 
r's" (refuse, reduce, reuse, re- 

Each project 
brings its own rewards. But 
common to all of them is the 
thrill of making something 
happen. Once you start, you'll 
want to keep at it. Why not 
get an education and make a 
difference, too! 

To order Working 
for a Sustainable Future: 
Campus Year in Review 
1992-93, contact NWF's 
Campus Outreach Division at 
(202) 797-5435. 

Petrel's Open Line. . . 

The things to know about vomiting 

By Patrick Fossett 

Your freshman 

year of college is one in which 
you don't realize its full im- 
pact until later in life. Prob- 
ably years down the road 
you'll look back and think 
"What the hell was I doing?" 
For many this virgin voyage 
from home houses sizable 
stresses and pressures. 

The pressures take 
on different forms depending 
on the individual. For some 
eating is a crutch to lean on. 
You ' ve heard of the "freshman 
10". Others simply go mad. 
My freshman year I was a 
foaming maniac. Today I am 
merely a donut short of a 
dozen. Many discover the al- 
tered reality of intoxication for 
the first time. While I'm not 
out to endorse or condemn this 
activity, all too often drinking 
produces its share of conse- 

I simply want to 
offer some advice to the fresh- 
men who may not have their 
act together yet. Not that up- 
perctassmen know everything 
like we think we do. In fact, 
few students couldn't learn 
something by reading on. 

drinking will continue with, or 
without my influence until to- 

tal human genocide occurs. 
Since it will happen, let me 
give some pointers to those 
who may have too much. Be- 
cause to be quite frank, many 
sauced sods out there are 
clueless in how to properly 
purge themselves. Vomiting in 
a socially acceptable manner 
is a road seldom traveled by 
the masses. My aim is to make 
you better barters. 

Vomiting is a skill 
that takes time to master. Start- 
ing out you're bound to make 
mistakes, and that's human. 
Few will have a virgin drunken 
hurl that they will be proud of 
Odds are you won 't be the only 
soul effected by your effort. 
The following are some guide- 
lines I've compiled to help you 
avoid some unnecessary mis- 
takes. No need to thank me... 

Rule #1: If you 
know you're going to drink 
too much, plan ahead. Those 
who fail to plan, plan to fail. 
First and foremost, don't wear 
expensive clothes. Forget 
dressing to impress the oppo- 
site sex at the party. If you're 
drunk, what you're wearing is 
far removed from the opposite 
sex's mind. Being soiled in 
your own regurgitates is just 
as self-debasing in an SAE 
mixer T-shirt as it is in a 

sweater from Lord and Taylor. 

Rule #2: Learn 
the hierarchy of suitable places 
to vomit. A white shag 
nonstain-resistant carpet is the 
wrong place to puke. Wood is 
better but tile or linoleum is 
preferred. Always keep in 
mind the best places to hurl 
and don't make yourself inac- 
cessible to these places. The 
safest rooms are generally 
bathrooms and the kitchen. 
Not only is the floor easy- 
cleaning but cleaning supplies 
are often kept nearby. Beside, 
sinks and toilets practically 
have "spew here" signs on 

Mind you the toi- 
let is a deceptive target. Sure 
it has a bigger drain than the 
tub or the sink, but it's low to 
the ground. When you're 
drunk, your balance is off and 
bending over can send your 
head spinning. What was once 
an inviting target has become 
one slippery opponent. The 
next morning you look like an 
insufferable boob for what ap- 
pears to be a 3 60 degree power 

To me, the best 
place to perform this delicate 
procedure is a sink with a gar- 
bage disposal. It's waist high, 
has an oversized unclogging 
drain, and the disposal is much 

more simple. 

Rule #3: Outside 
is better than inside. Rule #2 
should be heeded in emergen- 
cies only. Sheer simplicity and 
ease of cleanup makes the out- 
doors the best place to take 
care of business. Why do you 
think that the back of the old 
Chi Phi house was so popular? 
Privacy, an enormous drop- 
zone, and the rains will even- 
tually come and nature will 
run its course (easy cleanup). 

Preferred loca- 
tions are tall grass (like behind 
Chi Phi's old house), and down 
a hilltop. Tall grass provides a 
barrier against ankle 
splatterings, which is nice. And 
barfing downhill provides the 
peace of mind that gravity is 
taking cargo away instead of 
forming a lake around your 
feet. Tracking vomit inside is 
definitely a faux pas. 

If these rules are 
observed you're well on your 
way to a lifetime of happy 
hurling. These 3 rules are 
hardly a complete guide to all 
there is to know. I would 
hardly call myself the master, 
merely an avid amateur. Next 
issue, assuming this article 
gets printed, I'll discuss "I've 
puked, now what?" In the 
mean time enjoy the life you 

Page 10/The Stormy Petrel/November 8, 1993 


By Daniel Rosenthal 

The movie A 

Nightmare Before Christmas 

should be titled A Nightmare 

That Should Never Be Seen . 

it is that bad. Rated PG, it is 
not a good date movie, and it 
is not something I would take 
my family to go see. It com- 
pletely insults Christmas, and 
the animation is not all that 
special. Remember those 
cheezy Christmas movies with 
the little wooden figures that 
moved? Well, that's how bad 
the animation is in this film. 
Plot line, you might wonder — 
let me save you the agony of 
going by stating; there is none. 

I suppose for those 
poor souls that still want to see 
it 1 should talk about what the 
movie is about. Jack the 
Pumpkin King discovers 
Chistmastown and all the won- 
der that goes with it. He de- 
cides that the people of 
Halloweentown will do Christ- 
mas this year. Sally, his even- 
tual love interest, knows that 
it will be a disaster if Jack 
takes on Christmas. Jack kid- 
naps Santa Claus and goes off 
to bring Halloween-style 
Christmas to the land. Jack 
does ruin Christmas, but don't 
fear, he returns to free Santa 
Claus from the Boogie Man 
and Christmas is saved. Jack 
and Sal ly find out that they are 
meant to be together and the 
movie, thankfully, ends. 

Almost a love 
story, almost a heartwarming 
Christmas tale, the movie falls 
way short of its intended goal. 
If you have seen the commer- 
cials, you have seen all the 
furmy" lines in the movie. If 
your boyfriend/girlfriend 
wants to see it, break up with 
them to spare yourself from 
wasting time and money. The 
movie is worse than the school 
food, and I wouldn't have my 
worst enemy go see it. 

Gettysburg is as good as the hype 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

By now the hype 

has made this movie into a 
classic. The story behind the 
production of Gettysburg is 
almost as good as the movie 
itself. Ted Turner the televi- 
sion and movie mogul wanted 
this film to be a made for tele- 
vision epic. The costs got too 
high and he decided to make 
this the longest movie ever. 
There will be no sequel to this 
film, the South lost. Why 
make a film in which the con- 
clusion is already known? 
Perhaps the director himself 
best answers this question 
when he states, "I believe that 
in some measure our ancestors 
who met at Gettysburg a hun- 
dred and thirty years ago will 
re-enter the consciousness of a 
nation through our film." Af- 
ter seeing the movie I believe 
that statement to be correct. 
The movie makes one feel as 
if they are actually there. 

On July 1, 1863, 
more than 1 50,000 soldiers 
were drawn by fate to the de- 
ciding moment of the Civil 
War. Men of honor in an age 
when honor meant everything, 
they fought out of loyalty to 
country or homeland, or to pre- 
serve states' rights; many more 
were moved to the defense of 
individual freedom. However 
one feels about the Civil War 
or war in general, the movie 
carefully covers all the bases. 
One does not have to be a lover 
of history to appreciate this 
movie. The movie concen- 
trates on the psychology of war 
and of the soldier. It makes 
one understand how men 
wanted to be led to their death 
for the right cause. The movie, 
based on the Pulitzer prize- 
winning The Killer Angels by 
Michael Shaara, is what direc- 
tor Ronald Maxwell calls "an 
exploration of the human 
soul." Maxwell continues: 
"[OJne of the ironies of Killer 
Angels, is that we understand 
and identify with each one of 
the characters. We have great 
sympathy for them; we care 
about them, we admire their 
zeal, their compassion, their 
commitment. Every character 
is quite exemplary, quite lik- 

able. At the same time, each 
one of them is ready to kill for 
what he believes in; each one 
of them embodies the killer 
and the angel in the human 

The movie really 
takes this viewpoint to its ex- 
treme. One almost feels that 
the war was glorified by the 
movie. The Southern soldiers 
in the film are made out to be 

it on too long. 

The soldier's men- 
tality, a subject that many 
books are now being written 
on, was brought out by the 
film. The willingness for men 
to fight and die for some cause 
has fascinated psychologists 
and this author for some time. 
Two of the main characters un- 
derstood that this battle would 
be a tragedy for both sides, but 

Major General George E. Pickett (Stephen Lang, right) sa- 
lutes Lieutenant General James Longstreet (Tom Berenger, 
left) in the Civil War epic Gettysburg presented by Turner 
Pictures and New Line Cinema. photo by Merrick Morton 

honorable people who were 
fighting the good fight. I felt 
as if I should be rooting for the 
South to win. In my opinion, 
the Northern soldiers all were 
under the influence that they 
were fighting to free the slaves 
and only because they had re- 
ally bad generals did the war 
last as long as it did. While it 
is historically true that the 
South had some of the great- 
est generals this country had 
ever seen, that does not make 
the 'cause' right. Actually, the 
biggest complaint about the 
movie was how the director 
milked Pickett's Charge for all 
its worth. One of the most fa- 
mous charges in American his- 
tory, and one of the most 
doomed, the charge took place 
over an mile-wide stretch of 
open field Yes, the charge was 
astronomical in size and effort 
but the movie really dragged 

the battle still occurred. One 
Southern general even told 
General Lee that he did not 
believe they would win this 
battle using Lee's strategy. 
Lee, often considered as a tac- 
tical genius, didn't listen and 
was wrong. Unfortunately for 
20,000 Confederate soldiers 
he was dead wrong. The 
amazing thing is the film 
shows that even after the South 
had lost there were still troops 
willing to die for Lee. Maybe 
I don 't understand how people 
can be willing to be led to their 
death or how generals know- 
ing that the fight will be lost 
still send men off to their death. 
Maybe I am a pacifist or a hu- 
manist, but these questions 
filled my mind as the carnage 
filled the screen. Luckily, the 
director didn't feel the need to 
show the horror of war like in 
Platoon or Born on the 

Fourth of July, but he still 
manages to get his message 
across. The message in my 
opinion is that war is hell, but 
at times it is necessary. While 
I don't personally agree with 
that statement, I still enjoyed 
the movie as an historical 

It was filmed on 
location, with actual profes- 
sional re-enactors. The film is 
almost as historically correct 
as it can get. 5,000 re-enac- 
tors gave the characters they 
played a real feel to them that 
regular actors couldn't have. 
Military and history buffs from 
all over the world came to- 
gether to make this movie 
work. They had on-set histori- 
cal consultants and military 
choreographers that helped the 
production become what is 
probably the most accurate 
Civil War film ever made. 

The cast didn't 
hurt either. With such heavy- 
weights as Tom Berenger, Jeff 
Daniels, Sam Eliott, and Mar- 
tin Sheen, the movie couldn't 
go wrong. Sheen played Gen- 
eral Robert E. Lee, and while 
I do not know how historically 
correct the portrayal was, it 
was amazing. Lee was de- 
picted as a southern gentleman 
and an extremely pious indi- 
vidual. Duty was the highest 
commitment that a human be- 
ing could make. The charac- 
ter of Lee embodies the soldier 
mentality that I have touched 
on briefly in this article. 

In conclusion the 
film, at four hours and eight 
minutes, is one of the longest 
movies ever made. It has an 
intermission, but overall flows 
rather quickly. As mentioned 
previously, my only real com- 
plaint is with Pickett's Charge, 
which I felt to be a bit drawn 
out. This is not really a great 
date movie, but it definitely 
worth seeing just for the sheer 
scale of the film. I felt as if I 
was a soldier in the army fight- 
ing for the 'cause'. While I 
will never defend warfare or 
the South, the film is so his- 
torically realistic that it is im- 
possible not to find oneself 
rooting for one side or the 
other. In the end, Lee is shown 
as a broken and dishearten 
man, still willing to fight. The 
northern soldiers are just glad 
it is all over. 

Page 11/The Stormy Petrel/November 8, 1993 


"Love's Labor's Lost" entertains 

By Yoli Hernandez 

On October 14- 

17, the Playmakers success- 
fully performed Shakespeare's 
comedy "Love's Labour's 

Helen Holifield, and three la- 
dies, Kimberley Worley, Jen- 
nifer Wyatt, and Stacey 
Geagan, come to Navarre on 
a diplomatic mission. The 
four men of Navarre become 
intrigued with the French 
women and write 
__ sonnets to them. 
^, The women, find- 
ing the king and 
his court 

"Love's Labour's Lost" is 
filled with wordplay. The ac- 
tors consistently held the 
audience's attention with their 
puns and word games. Neva- 
was there a dull moment 
throughout the duration of this 
muddled love story. Laughter 
was kept in the air with char- 
acters such as Nathaniel and 
Mote. Micheal Billlingsley, 
who played the effeminate 

to grasp; their vivacious per- 
formances really heightened 
the comedy to its peak. 

The Playmakers 
success was so evident that 
they appeared in a segment of 
"Good Morning Atlanta." 
The talk show filmed the 
Playmakers live at one of their 
rehearsals while focusing on 
their "fast food Shakespeare" 
production. ^^^The play in 


Nathaniel, was its £*V^\ entiret 


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rection of Lee Knippenberg, 
they performed the story of 
how King Ferdinand of 
Navarre, played by Chris 
Brown, and three friends, 
played by Tharius Sumter, 
James Gramling, and Troy 
Dwyer, decide to retire into the 
woods and spend three years 
in study and fasting, speaking 
to no woman. However, their 
plan is destroyed when the 
Princess of France, played by 

iers are coming masked to woo 
them, mask themselves and see 
to it that each man gets the 
wrong girl. After this is 
cleared up, a rustic entertain- 
ment is enjoyed, when word 
comes that the King of France 
is dead, and the princess must 
return. King Ferdinand asks 
the princess to marry him, and 
his lords propose to her ladies, 
who join the princess in post- 
poning their answer for a year 
and a day. 

As a typical 
Shakespearian comedy, 

greatly amusing with his al- 
tered, softened voice and with 
the gestures he made with his 
scarf. Mandy Gardner did an 
exceptional job with her 
portrayl of the male side-kick 
Mote. Her enthusiasm and 
witty replies are worth noting. 
Overall, the whole cast, which 
also included Pat Mulheam, 
Jon Shiley, Anthony Wilson, 
Kelly Moynes, Sarah Henry, 
Erin O'Brien, Kent McKay, 
and Heath Coleman did a won- 
derful job enacting a 
Shakespearian play whose lan- 
guage could have otherwise 
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Monologues and extraneous 
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It was obvious that 
the cast worked well together 
and that as a whole they ex- 
erted a great effort in making 
the play as effective as it was. 
Troy Dwyer represents the 
feelings of the cast: "I think 
we were all really surprised at 
how well received this play 
was. It was great, particularly 
after all the hours of tedious 
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course, some people had more 
of a cross to bear than others. 
I mean, you've never seen pain 
and suffering until you ' ve seen 
Jamie Gramling in control-top 
tights. Not pretty." 

The talented thes- 
pians of Oglethorpe will con- 
tinue to work diligently on 
their three upcoming produc- 
tions. November 20 and 2 1 st, 
Alpha Psi Omega, the drama 
fraternity, will put on Christo- 
pher Durang's "Laughing 
Wild." In February, a 
children's musical entitled 
"Thirteen Clocks" will be per- 
formed. Finally, the 
Playmakers will enact Larry 
Atlas' all male production 
"Total Abandoa" Hope to see 
you there. 

By Chris Brown 

Entertainment Editor 

What remains 

riveting about Pearl Jam's Jen 
is the character type leering at 
us from every musical cranny: 
Eddie Vedder, tastefully inject- 
ing his own deeper self into the 
pop-rock mold. We are fasci- 
nated with the sense of it, the 
intertwining of vivacious riff 
and rhythm with the disjointed 
long-flowing spell of lyric 
voice, the celebration of sad- 
ness, an appropriate appraisal 
of what our lackluster and hap- 
less youngsters need; for them, 
Ten will endure. 

Coming away 
from such a phenomenal suc- 
cess on their first try, Pearl 
Jam's testing ground waited 
for them in the studio, the cre- 
ation of a second album. For- 
tunately, what they have cre- 
ated in Versus is something 
equally impressive as the first, 
but made so without rely ing on 
the same sounds and images. 
Pearl Jam seems to have 
stepped outside of themselves: 
lyrically, the perspective has 
changed form outside to in- 
side, social criticism as it were, 
and musically, the drives and 
swells seem to be an ostensible 
reworking of older traditional 
forms, clever mimics of their 
root history — folk and blues. 
In essence, Pearl Jam has man- 
aged to shed the grunge-god 
label and metamorphasized 
into, simply, a powerful song 
writing and performing group. 

Don't believe for a 
minute, however, that the min- 
strels have stopped being exu- 
berant; the musical backbone 
of the album is still driven and 
solid, and funky. Also the mel- 
ancholy, though turned in new 
directions, is still poignant and 
convincing The core of Pearl 
Jam remains, only now they 
have managed to de-hole 
themselves and expand into a 
world-class pop group, not just 
an alternative one. 

Page 12/The Stormy Petrel/November 8, 1993 


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THE Crossword 


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5 Hits hard 
10 Smelting 

14 Bewildered 

15 Ghostly 

16 Senate 

17 Heavenly object 
16 Pertaining to 


1 9 Newspaper 

20 Line of cliffs 
22 Organic 


24 They play at 

25 Suffer pain 

26 Wander 

29 Examined again 

33 "Half — is 
better ..." 

34 Walked in water 

35 River: Sp. 

36 Intelligence 

37 Ranted 

38 Venetian resort 

39 Night before 

40 Wise ones 

41 Potato e.g. 

42 Kinsman 

44 Rattan workers 

45 Oven 

46 Chagall 

47 in a spin 
50 Big cats 

54 Paper quantity 

55 Muse of poetry 

57 Cleveland's lake 

58 Clothing 

59 Ind. money 

60 Gr. peak 

61 Butterine 

62 Time periods 

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8 Miss Farrow 

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12 Ripening agent 

13 Valuable 

21 Ego 

23 Farm building 

25 Mosquito genus 

26 More crude 

27 Animated 

28 Traveler's 

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30 Indian group 

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32 Wall openings 
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Pages 14/The Stormy Petrel/Movember 8, 1993 


Knightmare on Peachtree Street has returned 

By Flandy Tidwell 

What's the hot 

test game in Atlanta these 

Baseball? The 
season is over and well, they 
j usl could not win it all. This 
tieam will need a miracle to 
stay together in 1994. Otis 
Nixon's decision to become a 
free agent is a bad start to what 
will be a rough offseason for 
Braves' fans. 

Football? More 
people go to the Dome to see 
if Elvis has actually claimed 
the ticket coach Jerry 
Glanville has reserved for him 
than to watch the Falcons play. 
The good news is that one of 
the Braves in playing well for 
the team. Some are expecting 
Tom Glavine to try out as a 
backup to quarterback Bobby 

Basketball? The 
Hawks will be improved fun- 
damentally, but there are too 
many good teams to expect a 
long run in the playoffs. 

Hockey? In the 
South? The only ice in the 
South is the ice which keeps 
your Coca-Cola cold. Atlanta 
Knights hockey is a dream 

come true for Atlanta sports 
fans and a Knightmare for 
their IHL opponents. 

The Knights play 
in the highly competitive Inter- 
national Hockey League. The 
players in this league are con- 
sidered the top prospects for 
the National Hockey League. 
The teams in the IHL all have 
"parent" NHL teams. This 
means that the parent sells 
these teams contracts of some 
of their younger players so that 
they may prepare for the inten- 
sity of play in the NHL. Also, 
many IHL teams have former 
NHL players who are either 
trying to get back into the big 
leagues or maybe just trying 
to squeeze out one more sea- 
son on the ice. There experi- 
enced players often serve as 
role models to the younger 

The Knights last 
year were led by captain Keith 
Osbourne. He has been report- 
edly called up to play in 
Tampa Bay and probably will 
not be back for a long time. 
Some of the players you will 
probably see this year are: 
Keith LaPuma, one of last 
year's heaviest hitters, Brett 
Gretzky, the younger brother 
of the great Wayne Gretzky, 

and Manon Rheaume, the first 
female to play professional 
sports with men. 

What should you 
expect at a hockey game? The 
rule is that fans go to a fight 
and a hockey game breaks out. 
This is not quite true. You'll 
see lots of talented skating, 
heavy hitting, excellent skills 

at handling a hard rubber 
puck, and OK, don't be sur- 
prised if a couple of players get 
too rough for each other's lik- 

Fans at the game 
enjoy many opportunities to 
feel a part of the game. Fans 
up close to the action may see 

the effects of a powerful body 
check against the boards. Oth- 
ers get to scream the famous 
line "Knights on Power Play" 
when the opponent is penal- 
ized for misconduct. 

The Knightmare 
on Peachtree Street has re- 

Petrel baseball team plays 
a "hard-nosed" fall season 

By Daryl Brooks 


is how coach Bill Popp de- 
scribes his team after their suc- 
cessful fall campaign. Popp, 
in his first year at the helm of 
the Petrel ship, guided his team 
to a 5-3-1 record over the fall 
season. This record includes 
wins over Gordon Junior Col- 
lege 10-3, Young Harris 7-3 
and Emory 3-1 and 5-4. 
Coach Popp gave his team a 
B grade for the fall season. 
"The key to this year s success 
will be pitching," stated Popp. 
"We've worked hard on the 
pitching and it has come 

through for us this fall." 

This year's pitch- 
ing staff will be lead by Vinny 
McGrath, Mike Thomas, and 
Chip Evans. These three 
workhorses will be supported 
by Brian Parker, Adam 
Gellert, Tim Crowley, Tom 
Gambino, Chuck De- 
Normandie, Tony Fernandez 
and John Newbill. Coach 
Popp will make no predictions 
about how his team will fare 
in the spring. Right now he 

feels good about his squad. 
The team opens the spring sea- 
son with three games in Texas 
against Southwestern Univer- 
sity. The team will also travel 
to Tennessee and Kentucky in 
search of the conference title. 
The Petrel 's quest for the con- 
ference title will end right here 
as O.U. plays host to the 
Southern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference Baseball Champi- 
onships April 21-23. 

Petrel volleyball team goes 
to conference tournament 

By Daryl Brooks 

After finishing 

a successful regular season 
with a 21-9 record the Petrel 
volleyball team now prepares 
for the conference tournament. 
The team ended 
the regular season with a vic- 
tory over SCAD and a loss to 
Emory. In this hard fought 
match the Petrels rallied from 
a 2 games to 1 deficit to defeat 
SCAD3 games to2 (15-5, 13- 
15, 15-13, and 16-14). The 
lady Petrels were paced in this 
match by junior ou (side hitter 
Ann Mason and junior middle 
hitter Lori Green. 

In the team's final 
outing of the regular season 
they were defeated by a tough 
Emory team. After winning 
the first match 1 5 - 1 3 the team 
lost the final 3 matches by 9- 
15, 5-15, and 11-15 counts. 

"We have played a 
tougher schedule [this year] 
and we've beat people who we 
have not beat before. We have 
also played a more compli- 
cated offense this year," stated 
coach Brenda Hillman on her 
team's play this season. How- 
ever coach Hillman also feels 
her team "needs to do a better 
job of blocking and we need 
to play at a regional level." 

Last week the 
team prepared for last 
weekend's (November 5-7) 
conference tournament at Cen- 
ter College in Danville, Ken- 
tucky. The lady Petrels have 
the #3 seed for the tournament 
and will face the #4 seed 
Rhodes in the first round. The 
Petrels and Rhodes have 
locked horns once this season 
with Rhodes winning in 4 
games at home. "We have a 
good shot at making the cham- 
pionship game," commented 
coach Hillman. "Trinity is the 
team to beat but we should 
play well and make it to the 
championship game." 

campus organiza- 
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Page 15/The Stormy Petrel/Movember 8, 1993 


All Dunn: It's time to get serious (yea right) 

By Dunn Neugebauer 

Haven't been 

serious all year and now is no 
time to start Some lists, for no 
particular reason. 

Classic Quotes: 
An OU student, on whether or 
not she plays any sports: "No, 
not athletically." 

Brett Teach, on his treatment 
of referees: "I never, ever yell 
at an official. I just help them 
and encourage them a little 

A football coach at the now 
defunct North Fulton High 
School, speaking about his 
team: "We got everybody 
coming back from last year, 
but when you got everybody 
back from a 1-9 team, I don't 
know if that's good or bad." 

Another football coach, at 
Westminster: "We're so 
banged up we need to put red 
cross symbols on our jerseys." 

Jill McLester to Shelley 
Robinson, after Robinson 
sprained her ankle on the cen- 
ter tap in a home game last 
year: "Come on Shelley, we 
ain't even got started good." 

McLester to Coach Hillman, 
during a home game, explain- 
ing how she cut her knee and 
why it was bleeding: "I was 

walking downstairs to get an- 
other plate of spaghetti and I 
tripped and fell." 

Predictions for basketball sea- 

1) Brenda Hillman will for- 
get her scorebook at least once. 

2) Tony Lentini will carry on 
a conversation with me, but 
damned if I'll know what 

3) The women's basketball 
team will win their first three 
home games. 

4) There won't be enough 
electrical jacks at the scorers 
table to fit the stat computer, 
the shot clock, the clock and 
the stereo system. 

5) Above problem will mys- 
teriously disappear when 
Coach Berkshire walks into 
the gym. 

6) Jim will pace the floor, fran- 
tically searching for work 
study before home opener; 
they will arrive, fashionably 
late as expected. 

7) Ward Jones will never, ever 
forget to start the clock again. 

8) Steve Jobe won't care 
about any of the above, be- 
cause he'll be making recruit- 
ing calls. 

9) On Feb. 25, 1994, the men 
will win the conference. Party 
at the Love Shack immedi- 
ately thereafter. BYOC. 
(Bring your own chair) 

10) Davis, Schutt and Vickers 
will play so well, the Atlanta 
Journal will actually consider 

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studies while on roller skates 
will get top billing instead.. 

11) Above newspaper burned 
to ground in mysterious fire. 

12) Brooke Hennier will for- 
get about a morning practice 
at least once. 

13) Meredyth Grenier won't 
be able to decide between 
wearing the green suit with the 
cowboy boots or the blue 
slacks with the elevator shoes. 

14) The concession stands 
will run out of Starburst by 

15) Who's going to run the 
shot clock without Dr. 

Books to read/not to read: 

1) Congo : Michael Crichton... 
You thought "Jurassic Park" 
and "Rising Sun" were his best 
but you were wrong.. 

2) Real Magic : Wayne Dyer... 
Sometimes you don't have to 
read motivational material to 
achieve greatness; sometimes 
you have to read it just to stay 

3) General's Daughter : 
Nelson DeMille... It's a mur- 
der mystery told by an 
everyday, hormonal smart 
aleck. A more serious 

4) Less Than Zero : Brett 
Easton Ellis... Worst piece of 
#&@!&* I've ever read. 

5) Vision Question : Terry 
Davis... As good as the movie. 

6) The Shining : Stephen 
King.. Picturing Jack 
Nicholson and reading 
Stephen King at the same time 
is an excellent combination. 

7) Anything by Douglas 
Adams or Tom Robbins... 
Two very bizarre young men. 

8) Ransom : Jay Mclnemey: 
See explanation of No. 4. 

9) Midnight : Dean Koontz: 
Good stuff, believable even. 

10) Be True to Your School : 
Bob Greene; A diary of high 
school. Loved it. 

Honors, Miscellaneous: 
1) Congratulations to Steve 
Jobe, for correctly predicting 
the Jays in six. 

2) Ditto to Sam Hutcheson for 
calling the Braves winning the 

3) The cross country teams, 
forcompilinga41-l dual meet 
record since 1990. 

4) The OU women's volley- 
ball team, for defeating those 
large women from SCAD in 
an exciting five-game match. 

5) Katrina Heath, for averag- 
ing a foul every 6.2 minutes 
during her OU hoops career 
and setting record for fouling 
out in only seven minutes of 
play vs. Piedmont. 

Got to go now, un- 
til next time, study hard or 
marry somebody rich... 

Dunn, James 

Petrels survive 
soccer season 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The Oglethorpe 

University soccer season is fi- 
nally over. For the women, it 
was a definite improvement 
over the past seasons. Unfor- 
tunately, for the men, it ended 
much worse than last season. 
On the weekend of October 30 
and 31, then Petrels were at 
Trinity and Hendrix, respec- 
tively. On October 30, both 
teams suffered losses to the 
ranked Trinity Tigers. The 
men fell by the score of 3-1. 
Tony Avila scored the lone 
goal for the Petrels. This game 
lacked five different starting 
players who were not allowed 
to play due to ineligibility 
complications. This hurt the 
Petrels very much as substi- 
tutes were forced to play in 
different positions and had to 
fill the shoes of some of our 
most prolific players. 

The Lady Petrels 
suffered a harsh loss to the #4 
nationally ranked Lady Tigers 
by the score of 8-1. Scoring 
for the Petrels was Terra 
Winthrop. The next day 
proved to be a much better 
game for the women as they 
defeated Hendrix College 1 -0. 
Kirsten Hanszek scored the 
goal for the Petrels. This game 

marked the final game for 
Michelle Ponte and Andrea 
Beasley, who will both be 
graduating this year. Both 
were consistent starters for the 
Lady Petrels during their years 
at Oglethorpe. Their contribu- 
tions to the team will be greatly 

On Sunday, Octo- 
ber 31, the men suffered an- 
other loss, this time to the un- 
derdog team, Hendrix. The 
game was a sloppy display of 
poor soccer combined with 
poor officiating. Both 
Cameron Bready and Will 
Lukow were ejected from the 
game on poor calls by the ref- 
eree. The fans for Hendrix 
also frustrated the OU men's 
team. The men lost 2-1 with a 
goal from Lukow. It is unfor- 
tunate the season had to end 
the way it did, especially for a 
team that contained so much 
potential. The men will also 
be losing players to graduation 
this year. Captain Cameron 
Bready, Joe Aykempong, and 
Rob Hutcheson will all be 
graduating this year. Their 
talent and contribution to the 
team will be greatly missed 
and will leave many slots open 
on the field. Thank you to all 
five seniors for your hard work 
and leadership for all the years 
playing at OU. 

The Stormy Petrel wants you 

Please attend our weekly meetings if you are 
interested in writing for the Petrel. 

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Vo lume 69, Issue 5 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University November 22, 1 993 

Congressman speaks at Oglethorpe 

Boar's Head 

Page 2 

New addition to 
field house 

Page 3 

A tutor speaks 

Page 7 

Letter to the 

Page 9 

Doug Pack 
makes Nationals 

Page 16 

Comics: 12-13 

Editorials: 8-9 



Features: 6-7 

Grapevine: 4 

Greeks: 14 

News: 2-4 

Open Line: 6 

Organizations: 5 

ProFile: 7 

Screentest: 10 

Security: 2 

Soundcheck: 11 

Sports: 15-16 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

On Friday, November 

12, U.S. Congressman John 
Linder, 4th District, Georgia 
held a meeting in the 
Grenwald Room in 
Oglethorpe University's 
Emerson Student Center. 
Linder represents the district in 
which Oglethorpe is in. The 
objective of his being at O.U. 
was to speak on his viewpoint 
for about ten minutes and then 
open the floor to questions 
from the audience. The ques- 
tions were moderated by Dr. J. 
Knippenberg. Linder, in his 
opening statement professed 
his belief that this country is 
at what he called "the great 
philosophical divide." He be- 
1 ieves that we have fundamen- 
tal differences in this country. 
Linder, a Republican, stated 
that Clinton and the left know 
exactly how the future should 
look. They believe that it is 
the obligation of the govern- 
ment to tax people and then 
make the decisions for you. 
Linder has no claim on what 
the future will bring, but he 
and the Republican people, 
believe in less government. 
Linder finished his remarks by 

stating the belief that human 
beings move in the following 
pattern of development: bond- 
age — freedom— compla- 
cency/dependence — bondage, 
and that this country is some- 
where between complacency 
and dependence. At that point 
he opened the floor to ques- 

Immediately, the North 
America Free Trade Agree- 
ment (NAFTA) and his posi- 

tion on it was brought up. 
Linder said that after careful 
consideration on the matter he 
would vote for it. NAFTA he 
said "is not going to cost jobs, 
nor is it going to create jobs." 
He also feels that the media has 
made a bigger deal out of 
NAFTA than is necessary. Ap- 
parently there were some con- 
cerned citizens in the room, 
who on their own time had re- 
searched NAFTA and all that 

U.S. Congresman John Linder, 4th District, Georgia. 

photo courtesy of Congressman Lindets D.C. office 

it meant to this country, and 
expressed their fears. Linder, 
assured the audience that he 
had carefully studied the ques- 
tions the audience had raised 
and was assured that the U.S. 
sovereignty would not be com- 
promised. He said that there 
was a six month escape clause 
along with a three year escape 
clause so the U.S. had nothing 
to fear. "And if I am wrong 
you can vote me out of office," 
he said. 

Next, he was asked 
about health care and the 
Clinton plan. He went back 
to opening statement in an- 
swering questions on the 
Health Care plan. Saying that 
it was basically a choice be- 
tween ideals, and that the 
Clinton Plan would not pass. 
He said that Clinton's Plan 
called for taking over the en- 
tire insurance business, which 
makes up 14% of the entire 
U.S. economy. By doing so, 
Linder believes that the deci- 
sions will be taken out of the 
hands of the people and put 
into the bureaucrats hands. He 
concluded by asking if that is 
what America wants, because 
he doesn't think the govern- 
ment should be making deci- 
sions for all of us. 

Strategic Planning about to reveal findings 

By Trish Hinton 

A year ago, the begin- 

nings of what became 
Oglethorpe's Strategic Plan- 
ning Committee started exam- 
ining just where Oglethorpe 
University stood as a small, 
private liberal arts college. 
They estimated future growth 
and de%'elopments, goals and 
wishes. In rechecking their 
wish list, the committee de- 
cided that with the resources 
and positive points associated 
with the university, much of 
the seemingly out of reach 
"wishes" were indeed attain- 


George Keller was hired 
to assist in the organization of 
the committee's goals and 
plans. A grant was provided 
that would take care of the fee 
for his services. His major role 
was to help the committee ana- 
lyze what exactly sets O.U. 
apart from other similar col- 
leges. The result? hat does 
make O.U. better than its 
peers? Most important and 
most unrecognized was At- 
lanta. The city itself provides 
opportunities galore as an in- 
ternational city of global es- 
teem. It was the greatest re- 
source that was not even close 

to being tapped to the fullest. liberal arts schools. Over the 

They also discovered that 
among universities similar in 
focus to O. U, we had the least 
amount of outside financial 
resources. As committee 
member, Dr. Victoria Weiss 
commented, "he taught us how 
to think strategically and gave 
us perspective." 

The committee's pur- 
pose, then, lay before them: to 
incorporate O.U.'s positive 
qualities and plan expansions 
and new programs that will 
emphasize those qualities as 
well as offer prospective stu- 
dents something that they can- 
not receive from other s%iall 

summer, they met and devel- 
oped a rough draft of their 
ideas and spent this fall semes- 
ter strengthening, revising, and 
refining them. In the past, a 
committee had been formed 
that decided to enhance 
Oglethorpe by pushing the 
academic excellence of its stu- 
dents. The S.AT. scores fi- 
nally averaged well above 
1000 and O.U increased its 
selectivity. With these goals 
achieved, the next includes a 
focus on expanding the staff 
and faculty, increased enroll- 
ment, new buildings, and new 
see Strategic Planning page 3 

Page 2/The Stormy Petrel/November 22, 1993 




- On Saturday, Octo- 
ber 30, at 2:35 am, a male stu- 
dent driving towards Greek 
row struck a Ga Power Pole 
on the side of the road. Both 
the vehicle and the pole were 
severely damaged. Fortu- 
nately, the driver was unin- 
jured but his passenger was 
taken to Northside Hospital to 
be treated for minor injuries 
she suffered during the colli- 
sion. She was released from 
the hospital the same night. 
The pole was repaired on 
Tuesday, November 2nd. 
Since public propery, the light 
pole had been damaged, 
Dekalb County Police were 
called to file a report. A Geor- 
gia Power repairman came out 
at 4:33 am and surveyed the 
damage. He said that given the 
severity of the damage, the 
pole could not be fixed until 
the next Monday. 

- On Sunday, November 
7th, a student's mother skipped 
on loose grating in front of 
Alumni Hall. Her chin had a 
slight laceration. She was sent 
to the hospital to have stitches 
on the wound. 

- Also on Sunday, No- 
vember 7th, at 10:00 pm, the 
library called to report a pos- 
sible electrical fire on the 2nd 
floor of the library. When the 
officer on duty, Dr. Knott, and 
John Ryland, the librarian, ar- 
rived to check it out, they 
found that water had shorted 
out a smoke detector and that 
emergency exit signs on the 
2nd floor were out. Mainte- 
nance discovered that several 
fuses in the breaker box had 
been blown. He, the mainte- 
nance worker, decided that 
while the library was in no im- 
mediate danger, the 24 hour 
study room should be closed 
for the night, until repairs 
could be made in the morning. 
The student center was left 
open to provide an alternative 
study she. 

Boar's Head Celebration opens season 

By Tim Evans 

Among the more for- 
mal holiday events this year 
(and every year) is the Boar's 
Head Ceremony, Concert and 
Reception. These three events, 
jointly known as The Boar's 
Head Celebration, serve as the 
official induction of members 
into the Omicron Delta Kappa 
(ODK) Society, as well as pro- 
viding an opportune time for 
faculty, staff, students and 
alumni to get together during 
the holiday season. The cel- 
ebration will begin Friday 
evening, December 3. 

This year's Boar's Head 
Ceremony will open 
Oglethorpe's holiday season 
quietly and solemnly at 6:30 
pm. The ceremony will be 
held in the Great Hall. Mem- 

bers of ODK will gather 
dressed in the traditional black 
robes. The ceremony, unlike 
the concert and reception, is 
closed to the public. The cer- 
emony is the start of the eve- 
nings activities. The ceremony 
is an induction for those stu- 
dents faculty and staff that 
have been selected for mem- 
bership in Omicron Delta 
Kappa. The ceremony will 
end shortly before the begin- 
ning of the concert, and the 
ODK members, faculty and 
staff (led by the boar's head) 
will process into Lupton Au- 
ditorium for the beginning of 
the concert. 

The concert will com- 
mence at 7:30 pm. Everyone 
within the Oglethorpe commu- 
nity is invited to this formal oc- 
casion. This year's concert will 

feature a variety of holiday en- 
tertainment performed by 
many familiar faces. The con- 
cert will be a culmination of 
holiday readings, songs and 
instrumental performances. 
Standing-room-only was the 
rule at last year's concert. It 
has a reputation of excellence 
among holiday performances. 
Those intending to sit should 
plan to arrive early. The con- 
cert will be followed by a re- 
ception in the Museum/Gal- 

Following the concert, 
the celebration will move to 
the Museum Gallery atop the 
library for the reception hosted 
by the Oglethorpe Student As- 
sociation. Thanks to the 
Alumni Board, the Museum 
will be decorated for the holi- 
day season along with the 
Nicholas Roerich exhibit. 

Live music and food will be 
provided. The Oglethorpe 
Stage Band and the Winds 
Ensemble will play for 
everyone's delight The recep- 
tion promises to be an experi- 
ence of sight, sound, and taste. 
The Boar's Head Cel- 
ebration represents a culmina- 
tion of Oglethorpe's talents 
and resources. The participa- 
tion and performances may be 
a surprise for many 
Oglethorpe Students. 

Student's may see many of 
their professors in a new con- 
text. The celebration is as 
much a part of Oglethorpe's 
time-honored traditions as it is 
an annual labor of love for 
those involved. There is no 
charge for attending the con- 
cert and reception. The events 
are free and open to the 
Oglethorpe Community. 

Omicron Delta Kappa taps eleven 

By Ronald L. Carlisle 
ODK Faculty Secretary 

On Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 2, the Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Circle of Omicron Delta 
Kappa, National Leadership 
Honor Society, tapped nine 
students and two faculty mem- 
bers for induction into the so- 
ciety. The new student mem- 
bers are David Loien 
Barnhart, Brian Alexander 
Davis, Kathleen Marie Farrell, 
Stacy L. Geagan, William 
Teamo Girton, Ann Mason, 
Jill Marie Reiss, Jamie Chris- 
tine Walker, and Jennifer 
Marie Wyatt. President 
Donald S. Stanton and Profes- 
sor Dean Tucker are the new 
faculty initiates. 

Omicron Delta Kappa 
was organized in 1914 at 
Washington and Lee Univer- 
sity. Its purposes are to recog- 
nize college leadership of ex- 
ceptional quality and versatil- 
ity, and to bring together out- 
standing students, faculty and 
administrators in the spirit of 
mutual interest, understanding 
and helpfulness. 

Omicron Delta Kappa 
places emphasis on the devel- 
opment of the whole person, 
both as a present member of 
his or her college community 
and as a prospective contribu- 
tor to a better society. 

The Oglethorpe Circle 
of Omicron Delta Kappa was 
chartered in 1976, when it re- 
placed our original Boar's 

Head and Duchess Societies. 

Induction into Omicron 
Delta Kappa is one of the high- 
est honors an Oglethorpe stu- 
dent may achieve. The By- 
Laws of the Oglethorpe ODK 
Circle limit membership to at 
most fifteen student members. 

The new members of 
Omicron Delta Kappa will be 
inducted into the Society im- 

mediately preceding the 
Boar's Head Ceremony on 
Friday evening, December 3. 
They will be presented for- 
mally at Boar's Head. 

Congratulations to these 
new members of ODK. Their 
induction is a recognition of 
great accomplishments and 
many significant contributions 
to the Oglethorpe community. 

New and old members of ODK. 

photo counesy or Marshall A/asor, 

Page 3/The Stormy Petrel/November 22, 1993 


Dedicated alumnus makes addition possible 

By Ryan P. Queen 
and Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

"Mr. Oglethorpe," 
Steve Schmidt, and his wife, 
Jeanne, are making possible a 
22,000-square-foot addition to 
the existing structure of 
Dorough Field House to be 
built as soon as the remainder 
of the funds are raised, perhaps 
as early as next fall. The new 
facility will be used primarily 
for recreation and intramural 

Athletic Director Jack 
Berkshire said, 90 to 95 per- 
cent of the building will be 
dedicated to these purposes. 
"With the help of student em- 
ployees, the new facility can be 
kept open during non-class 
hours, meeting an important 
need for the students who are 
not on varsity teams," he said. 
Dr. Donald Stanton expressed 
his great support for the addi- 
tion by saying that it will "meet 
the athletic and recreational 
needs of the average student." 

The addition will in- 
clude a basketball-volleyball 
court encircled by a running 
track, four offices, a confer- 
ence room, two locker rooms, 
a weight room, two handball/ 
racquetball courts and an en- 
trance lobby. The style of the 
building will be very func- 
tional, in contrast to the Nec- 
Gothic works of the Academic 
Quad It will extend south (to- 

wards Hermance Drive) and 
east (towards Anderson Field) 
from the field house. 

Mr. and Mrs. Steve 
Schmidt both graduated for 
Oglethorpe University, Steve 
in 1940, and Jeanne in 1942. 
Steve was a star athlete who 
also worked on the Crypt of 
Civilization during his college 
years. It was his athleticism 
that caused him to be at 
Oglethorpe, as he attended all 
four years on a scholarship for 
football. He recalls fondly his 
time spent playing baseball 
and football, on which he 
played, and beat, such peren- 
nial powerhouses as Univer- 
sity of Kentucky, Georgia and 
Miami. He has maintained his 
very close ties to the school 
since he graduated, though. 
Dr. Stanton referred to Mr. 
Schmidt as "the most active 
alumni I have ever known." 
An Oglethorpe trustee for 3 1 
years, he served a 1 4 year ten- 
ure as the Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of the uni- 
versity. For he dedication and 
donations to the school , one 
of the dorms in the Upper 
Quad bears his name, Schmidt 
Hall. His dedication to the 
school can be seen again in that 
that Schmidt, also a World 
War II pilot, named his 
bomber "The Flying Petrel." 
He is currently chairman and 
chief executive officer of The 
Dixie Stamp and Seal Com- 

On the subject of the 

Artist's view of the new addition to the field house, courtesy 
additions he said, " For many coaches have already done a 

years, I have dreamed of hav- 
ing a larger and better 
equipped athletic facility. 
Jeanne and I view this project 
as just one of the steps towards 
Oglethorpe's becoming one of 
the finest liberal arts institu- 
tions in the nation. ..The 

great job on the soccer and 
baseball fields, , now it will be 
good to expand the field house 
so that the other students on 
campus can benefit from the 
school's facilities." 

The addition is expected 
to cost between $700,000 and 

of Oglethorpe Public Relations 
$800,000. "Most of the funds 
will be provided by the 
Schmidts," according to Presi- 
dent Donald Stanton, who ex- 
pressed deep appreciation to 
the donors. "We are attempt- 
ing now to raise the remainder 
from former student-athletes, 
interested parents and other 
friends of the University." 

Strategic Planning. 

O.U. alumnus Steve Schmidt, with his wife, Jeanne 

courtesy of Oglethorpe Public Relations 

Continued from page 1 

programs that will more 
closely tie Oglethorpe to the 
"Olympic City." All of this 
will, of course, be accompa- 
nied by an increase in the cost 
of attendance, but executive 
vice-president, Dr. John Knott, 
hopes that the increase won't 
be as great a leap as we have 
been experiencing. 

When asked how the re- 
ception of the proposal is ex- 
pected to go, all members of 
the committee seemed quite 
hopeful. The final draft must 
still be presented to the faculty 
and staff in an upcoming meet- 
ing. After this meeting, the 
committee will meet with OS A 
and gauge their reception. An 
open forum with the entire stu- 
dent body is also planned in the 
near future. Dr. William 
Brightman (English) stated 
that they had made significant 
progress towards their goals. 

Dr. Knott also commented that 
he was very pleased with the 
progress. The only potential 
dispute may be in allocating 
the funds once they are ob- 
tained. Prioritizing the pro- 
grams when they are all very 
much needed may cause some 
dissention, but eventually they 
hope the money will come and 
all of the programs may be 
implemented. The committee 
has a marketing plan that fur- 
ther details how they will ob- 
tain this money. 

The role of the Strategic 
Planning Committee will be 
somewhat halted after the pre- 
sentation of the report which 
will be written up by Dr. 
Brightman. Dr. Knott sug- 
gested that the committee's job, 
later, may involve doing rou- 
tine checks on the progress of 
the plan, possibly through a 
SACS. (Southern Associa- 

tion of Colleges and Schools) 
study which the school may 
undergo in the near future. 
The SACS, study is an ex- 
tended internal examination 
that evaluates whether a 
school should retain their ac- 
creditation or not. The story 
will definitely be followed 
closely by The Stormy Petrel 
reporters so that the student 
body, faculty, and staff can re- 
main abrest of the changes and 
progress. But as Dr. Weiss 
stated, quoting the former U.S. 
president and Stanford Univer- 
sity president, Woodrow Wil- 
son: "It's easier to move a 
cemetery than to effect change 
on a college campus." Hope- 
fully, though, Oglethorpe will 
rise to meet the challenge of 
change and to become not only 
the best liberal arts school in 
our area, but to move up in the 
ranks nationally, as well. 

Page 4/The Stormy Petrel/November 22, 1993 


Heard it through the Grapevine 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

Prereglstration for 

the Spring 1994 semester was 
held during the week of No- 
vember 15-19. The schedule 
went as follows: seniors (9 1 or 
more credit hours) on Monday 
November 17, juniors (61-90 
credit hours) on Tuesday No- 
vember 16, sophomores (31- 
60 credit hours) on Wednes- 
day November 17, freshman 
(30 or less credit hours) on 
Thursday November 1 8, and 
all classes on Friday Novem- 
ber 19. 

The Spring ^4 semester 
schedule was available for stu- 
dents beginning the week of 
November 8. 

After many comments 

from the students and faculty 
about the disrepair of the 
approximatly seventeen 
speedbumps on campus, 
maintainence has begun to re- 
pair this (not so little) problem. 
To date, only two of these have 
been repaired and straight- 
ened, but, as there are still sev- 
eral major trouble spots on the 
campus roads, maintainence 

will probably be getting 
around to Fixing the rest of 
these slight inconveniences in 
the near future. 

Beginning in late No- 
vember through December, the 
federal processor will begin 
mailing to each 1993-94 fed- 
eral aid applicant a pre-printed 
federal Renewal Application 
for the 1994-95 academic 
year. The application will look 
very much like the current Stu- 
dent Aid Report, but will be 
white in color. It will be 
mailed to the student's home 
address, so families should be 
on the look out for this very 
important material. 

Although the renewal 
applications will be available 
much earlier this year, families 
must not sign, date, or mail the 
application to the federal pro- 
cessor unitl after January 1, 

If, by the end of Decem- 
ber, your pre-printed renewal 
application has not been re- 
ceived by your family, please 
contact the Financial Aid Of- 

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Book-loving volun- 
teers are needed to prepare for 
the Southeast's Largest Sec- 
ondhand Book Sale, which is 
held each February at 
Northlake Mall. Volunteers 
help to sort over 250,000 
books for the annual sale. In 
1993, this sale raised 
$154,000 for Goodwill's job 
training programs for poeple 
with disabilities. 

Available hours are 
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m., and occasional Sat- 
urdays. The Fall/Winter sort- 
ing Saturdays that remain are 
December 4 and January 9. 
Volunteers work at Goodwill's 
main offices in Southeast At- 
lanta. Volunteers benefit from 
a love of books, although no 
formal training or prior expe- 
rience is necessary. 

To be a part of this ex- 
citing volunteer program, call 
Shelley Egan at Goodwill In- 
dustries at 377-0441, ext. 24. 

The Washington Cen- 
ter for Internships and Aca- 
demic Seminars will sponsor 
three academinc seminars this 
January in Washington. 

Leadership 2000 will 
introduce students to leaders in 
the public, private, and non- 
profit sectors. Participants wil 
lhave the opportunity to ques- 
tion and be challenged by 
guest speakers who will ad- 
dress topics of current interest 
in various filed. Briefings and 
site visits, small group discus- 
sion, workshops and other 
activities will help students to 
explore leadership in uinque 
contexts and settings. The 
seminar runs form January 2- 
15, 1994. 

Global Village: World 
Politics and Economics will 
provide an overview of United 
States international relations 
and foreign policy in the post- 
cold war era. It will help stu- 

dents understand American 
political, economic, and envi- 
ronmental interdependence 
with the world population, as 
well as foster an understand- 
ing of different societies and 
cultures. This seminar will run 
concurrently with Leadership 

Participants may want to 
stay and attend Inside Wash- 
ington: Politics and the Me- 
dia. This seminar will offer an 
intimate introduction to the 
impact of the media on the po- 
litical issues that influence na- 
tional and international deci- 
sion making. This seminar 
will run from January 16-22, 

For more information on 
attending or receiving credit 
for the Seminars, please call 
Laura Hudson, Director of 
Academic Seminars, at (800) 

Friday night, Novem- 
ber 12, just as the Black Stu- 
dent Caucus (B.S.C.) pro- 
jected, the dining hall was defi- 
nitely the place to be. Atten- 
dance for "Shake It Till 'Ya 
Break It" dance-a-thon was 
pretty high among O.U. stu- 
dents, but several visitors also 
stopped in. One visitor, 
Cheronae Porter, stopped in 
and walked out the next morn- 
ing with $50. Fifteen other 
contestants comprised the rest 
of the determined dancers. 
Many of the contestants came 
prepared, dressed in their 
"dance contest attire." 

At 2 a.m., the dining hall 
closed to the general public 
and only eight of the contes- 
tants were left standing. These 
last dancers began to wane late 
into the night (or early in the 
morning). Finally, at about 7 
a.m., Giff Briggs left after 
about ten hours of dancing, 
leaving the battle between 
sophomore Brian Ahert and 
visiting Agnes Scott student, 
Cheronae Porter. From some 

unknown source, they tapped 
the energy to continue going 
for another hour. After much 
deliberation and bargaining, at 
8:35 a.m., we had a winner. 
Brian settled for the second 
place prize of $25 with an ad- 
ditional bonus of $5, donated 
by the B.S.C. advisor. 
Cheronae Porter, then, re- 
ceived the first prize of $50. 

"Several Dancer 

Core" presents the Fall '93 
Fieldwork Showcase at 5 p.m. 
Tuesday, December 7, at 
Seven Stages Performing Arts 
Center, 1 105 Euclid Avenue in 
Little Five Points. Tickets for 
the event, which feature artists' 
works- in-progress, are $5. 
Call 373-41 54 for reservation 
and information. 

Participants in the 
Spring '93 Fieldwork session 
include Cherie Carson (facili- 
tator), Renata Brinker, Gail 
Giovanniello, Helen Durant, 
Douglas Scott, Betsy Gilner 
and Shannon Hummell. For 
information about the next 
Fieldwork session, contact 
Several Dancer Core at 373- 

Theda Kirby is a stu- 
dent in continuing education 
who is employed full time by 
Fannie Mae. On November 
14 she ran in the New York 
marathon and finished with a 
time of 4 hours and 54 sec- 
onds. She ran as part of a 60 
person team from Atlanta who 
received pledges for a Leuke- 
mia victim supported by the 
Leukemia Society of America. 

If you know of any news 
or upcoming events that need 
to be published, drop a note 
to: The Grapevine, Attention 
Chopper Johnson, Box 287 
or drop them off in the box on 
the newspaper office's door. 

Page 5/The Stormy Petrel/ttovember 22, 1993 


Open letter to all freshman from your president 

By Kelly Holland 
Freshman Class President 

Greetings, Freshman! 

Here we are, three 
months into our college career- 
I hope that everything is go- 
ing well for each and every one 
ofyou! Good luck at tackling 
your first set of college exams 
at the end of the semester! 

Things have been mov- 
ing right along in the world of 
the Oglethorpe Student Asso- 
ciation. As your class presi- 
dent, I attend Executive Coun- 
cil meetings every Monday 
afternoon. The topics of dis- 
cussion usually range from the 
distribution of O.S. A funding 
to the question of altering the 
weekend quiet hours. 

You are also very fortu- 
nate to have four hardworking 
and dedicated senators attend- 
ing Senate meetings each 
Wednesday evening just for 
you ! Becky Ellis, MerrylFeld, 

Chopper Johnson, and Hope 
LeBeau are the Senate repre- 
sentatives for the Freshman 
Class. Approximately twice a 
month, a joint meeting be- 
tween the two houses of OS. A 
is held. 

So you see, you have a 
total of FIVE representatives 
in the student government who 
have your best interests in 
mind and who are working 
diligently to see to it that the 
Freshman Class is well repre- 
sented. Now, if any of you 
have any questions, com- 
ments, or concerns regarding 
ANYTHING (that includes 
things that go on in O.S.A. 
meetings or something around 
campus that has attracted your 
attention and has raised some 
concern) you have absolutely 
no reason to keep it to your- 
self-you have five willing and 
able-bodied people to listen to 
your gripes, comments, etc. 
and hey, we might actually be 

Mentors help students 
decide on a career 

By Sarah Buzzard 

The Student Alumni 

Association (SAA) offers you 
opportunities to improve both 
your college career and your 
life after college. SAA has 
been active this semester with 
the alumni mentor program 
and the Monday night movie 
series. Applications are still 
being processed for the alumni 
mentor program, so it is not too 
late to turn one in. This is a 
great opportunity to meet an 
Oglethorpe alum who has a 
career which interests you. If 
you are unsure of your major 
or your career direction (sev- 
eral applications have been 
turned in by people who 
marked their major as "unde- 
cided"), this is your chance to 
explore areas which might ap- 
peal to you. If you are decided 
about the direction in which 
you are headed, your mentor 
can help you acquire refer- 
ences and experiences in your 

chosen field. Once all the ap- 
plicants have been matched up 
with mentors, a mixer will 
probably be held to give the 
mentors and students a chance 
to get to know each other. If 
you need an application, con- 
tact David Cheung, the men- 
tor program chair, at 365- 

The next movie in the 
Monday night movie series 
will be Monty Python's "The 
Meaning of life" on Monday, 
November 22nd in the library 
viewing room. All students 
are welcome, so come and 
bring a friend. If you have rec- 
ommendations for movies next 
semester, talk to Amy Zickus, 
David Cheung, Jim Faasse, 
Jonelle Thomas, Clay 
Barrineau, or Eileen Cohen. 

Upcoming events spon- 
sored by the SAA include 
Alumni weekend and Home- 
coming. Meetings are held on 
the second Thursday of every 
month at 5 pm in the small din- 
ing room. All students are wel- 
come — not just seniors! ! 

able to do something about it! 
(gasp!). The wonders of stu- 
dent government. 

Throughout my cam- 
paign for office, I stressed that 
I wanted all ofyou to feel like 
you can come to me with any- 
thing that is concerning you— I 
meant that. The whole reason 
that I am in office is to serve 
you. Nothing can ever be ac- 
complished if none ofyou at- 
tempt to approach me (or any 

of the senators) about things 
that are important to you. So 
please know that myself and 
that senators are interested in 
what you have to say- we want 
to represent you to our fullest 
potential. The only way that 
we are going to be able to do 
that is if there is open commu- 
nication between the class and 
its representatives. I encour- 
age all of you to contact one 
of us whenever you have a 

problem or concern. All of us 
can be reached here on cam- 
pus. You can contact us by 
phone or by mail. My box 
number is 251, and all of the 
phone numbers are printed in 
the directory. So if you don't 
get a chance to speak to one of 
us in Chemistry lab or in the 
dining hall, please take advan- 
tage of other forms of commu- 
nication. We can't do our job 
without help from you . 

Pre-med students visit MCG 

By Maria Johnson 

When the city of Au- 
gusta, Georgia is mentioned, 
images of golf clubs, bright 
green grass and Jack Nicklaus 
instantly come to mind. Au- 
gusta is important for more 
that just the Masters Golf 
Tournament, however, for it 
also is the home of the Medi- 
cal College of Georgia, the 
1 lth oldest medical education 
institution in the United States. 
On Friday, November 12, a 
group of Oglethorpe pre-med 
association students got to take 
an inside look into med school 

After a two and half 
hour drive, the group finally 
reached MCG. Three current 
medical students, one who at- 
tended Oglethorpe, led the 
group on a tour of the college's 
campus, which included the 
classrooms, laboratories, a 
524-bed teaching hospital, 
residence halls, a student cen- 
ter, and an outstanding medi- 
cal education library. Jenny 
Guerrero, president of the pre- 

medical association, particu- 
larly appreciated the insight 
one of the tour guides, 
Samantha Anderson, gave into 
the medical college. 
"Samantha gave us a person- 
alized view of life aside from 
the typical facts and figures 
that one usually hears about 
medical school," said Jenny. 

At one point in the tour 
Samantha Anderson explained 
med school this way: "while 
in under grad you probably 
plan the time you intend to 
study, in medical school you 
plan the time you intend to 
take off. You might say, well, 
on Friday night from 10 to 12 
I am going to spend time with 
friends and relax. All during 
the rest of the week you would 
be studying." 

The idea of so much 
stress and studying is very in- 
timidating, but everyone who 
went on the trip agreed that 
medical school would be an 
incredible experience. Alana 
Knight was pleased to discover 
the monetary savings of going 
to MCG. "Compared to Mer- 
cer and Emory," she said, "the 

Medical College of Georgia is 
an economical education." 
Because the medical college is 
a public school, the state of 
Georgia must pay most of the 

Many of the Oglethorpe 
students found what some 
would call disgusting to be 
very fascinating, when they 
toured a laboratory in which 
cadaver dissections were being 
conducted. Samantha pointed 
out the regions of the heart and 
lungs on one cadaver, and told 
the group to get used to the 
sight of preserved flesh and 
organs. Since dissections are 
a mandatory part of the 
anatomy curriculum, any po- 
tential medical student should 
be able to stomach the smell 
of formaldehyde and the feel- 
ing of slicing human flesh. 

For many Oglethorpe 
students becoming a doctor 
seems to be an intangible goal. 
Experiencing the medical 
school atmosphere gave much 
meaning to the work, studying, 
and Aufderheide's chemistry 
tests that Oglethorpe pre-med 
students go through. 

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How to carry a house on your back: Part four 

By Tim Evans 

Backpacking's popu- 
larity has grown in the last de- 
cade. The National Park Ser- 
vice estimates the growth rate 
of traffic on hiking trails (day 
and overnight) at about 12.5% 
per annum for the past 7 years. 
The sport's newfound popular- 
ity has gone yuppie. As far as 
demographics can explain, the 
"Boomers" like to hike. The 
larger populations entering 
state and national parks has 
renewed park officials' interest 
in establishing "camping eth- 
ics" education. The latest cam- 
paigns include titles like "Low 
Impact Camping" and "Mini- 
mum Impact Behavior." 

Many different groups 
have their own literature on the 
subject. Backpacking Maga- 
zine, REI, The National Park 
Service, Sierra Club, and in- 
dividual national and state 
parks are just a few of the ma- 
jor groups. Most of the litera- 
ture on minimum impact 
camping tends to focus on the 

same issues. However, they do 
differ on a few things. I've in- 
cluded two issues that are top 
on the list of most minimum 
impact pamphlets. 

I. Secure all food items 
and garbage in a tree. This is 
for the camper's own safety 
and assurance as much as it is 
a part of keeping the local en- 
vironment intact. Tents, back- 
packs and duffle on the ground 
will not stop a bear or raccoon 
from ripping through to your 
food and garbage. Not only 
will the camper lose his din- 
ner, damage gear and create a 
mess by leaving food unpro- 
tected, but the bear is taught a 
valuable lesson - humans carry 
food on their backs. It doesn't 
take long for a smart Barney 
Bear to figure out backpack = 
food. It is not common for 
well-trained bears to accost 
hikers on the trail in search of 
food on the hikers' backs, but 
it does happen. At this point, 
the bear is considered a men- 
ace. Menace Bears are often 
exterminated by park officials 
for the sake of public safety. 
The sad irony is that the pub- 

lic taught the bear how to be- 
have in the first place. 

The figure shows a 
popular way of "bear-proof- 
ing" food. The food-bag 
should be approximately 10 
feet from the ground and well 
away (50 ft) from your tent or 

camp sight. Suspending the 
food in this way will protect 
your food from most grrr-ani- 
mals. A thin gauge rope is pre- 
ferred because it will be lighter 
to carry, and more importantly 
raccoons find it difficult to 
tight-wire walk thin ropes. 

Proper food storage technique 

Courtesy of NPS 

II. Leave your camping 
site as you found it. This 
means doing different things in 
different parks. It usually 
means picking up your own 
garbage as well as the garbage 
left by previous visitors. Some 
parks provide the convenience 
of "bear-proof trash cans. 
However, fire circles are not 
garbage cans. Those little foil 
lined packs of hot chocolate 
and cider don't burn all the 
way. All food packaging 
thrown into the fire has the 
potential to become a safety 
hazard. Grrr-animals learn to 
check the fire on a regular ba- 
sis and drag its contents out. 
Because the park's services 
differ from one to another, cu- 
rious campers should call the 
particular park for information 
on their policy for trash dis- 
posal as well as dispersing the 
fire circle. 

For more information on 
these topics, call the particu- 
lar park you're going to hike, 
or drive down to REI on 1 800 
NE Expressway Access Road 
(1-85 N). 

Petrel's Open Line. . . 

More things you need to know about vomiting 

By Patrick Fossett 

Today I shall continue 

my discussion on a subject 
matter most folks won't touch. 
Last time I briefly discussed 
how and where to vomit. Now 
I shall dive into the problem 
of, "I've puked, now what?" 
It is a delicate matter to tip-toe 
around, to say the least. 

Let me begin by telling 
you the story of a lovely lady. . . 
whoops, wrong story. Our 
story begins in Athens GA, 
Quite possibly the highest per- 
cent barf-per-capita city in the 
state. Details are scarce and 
fuzzy but I do remember I had 
been drinking all day celebrat- 
ing Howie Furstien's birthday 
in an apartment 3 stories up. 
Eyewitnesses report a fiinnel 
with 3 cans ofbeer poured into 
it It was offered to a sensible 

female who turned it away. A 
slobbering Pat took the fiinnel 
and emptied its contents. It is 
then told my eyes rolled back 
resembling two fuel gauges 
pointing past full and about to 

I was dragged into the 
kitchen lest I should hurl (ob- 
viously someone had the 
brains to bring me someplace 
high in the hierarchy of places 
to vomit). When I had a clear 
path, I made a bee line for the 
door (outside is better than in- 
side). Leaning over the third 
floor balcony I began to heave 
heartily. Unfortunately, the 
wind blew a sizable portion of 
my payload into the first floor 
porch below. It was quite an 
impressive sight 

Other than a bad hang- 
over, my toe-nails mysteri- 

ously painted neon pink, and 
a guilty conscience, I suffered 
no repercussions from the in- 
cident. I tell this story to make 
a point because except for the 
parts I made up, it is com- 
pletely true. I honestly felt 
guilt and pity for the person 
who, without any say in it, re- 
ceived a part of me. I tell it for 
those of you out there who 
have guilty consciences (such 
as the mystery person who 
puked next to (Obviously a 
novice) the toilet in the Delta 
Sig House's upstairs bathroom 
on Oct. 23rd). 

There is a difference be- 
tween guilt and embarrass- 
ment. Embarrassment is when 
you walk outside of Space 
Mountain and blow chow in 
front of a couple hundred 
people. Guilt comes from 

barfing in a complete 
stranger's sunroof. A breath 
mint and a stiff drink will 
handle embarrassment. The is 
little to no documented rem- 
edies to handle the guilt from 
gag. There needs to be a uni- 
versal sign for: "Sorry I puked 
and ruined your day, but I'm 
notgoingtocleanitup." This 
is, of course, for those who 
have accomplished their task 
in complete anonymity. Oth- 
erwise, I won't be held respon- 
sible for what happens to your 
person or property because 
people get sore. 

Since our culture has no 
such common gesture, I have 
elected myself to create one, a 
token gesture to fill the void. 
And this is what I have come 
up with: send an ensemble of 
white and yellow carnations 

affixed with this note: 

"So sorry you had to 
clean my wretch, hope these 
brighten your day." 

Assuming a position of 
unelected authority, I proclaim 
this the manner in which 
people of culture and taste 
shall handle the guilt of the 
common "wretch and run." 
This concludes my lesson for 
now, and is probably the last 
installment in my series on 
vomit. It's beginning to worry 
me how involved I'm getting 
in it. If you wish to exchange 
your views or comment feel 
free to give me a call 847- 
9682. If this is the last story 
on vomit, expect something 
new and fresh for a change. 

Page 7 /The Stormy Petrel/Movember 22, 1993 


A tutor speaks about the A.R.C. 

By Killian Edwards 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

What is an A.R.C, 

anyway? One hint — it 'snot a 
really big boat, and those of us 
"on board" don't come in 
twos. Actually, sometimes 
there are three or four of us at 

As opposed to Noah's 
ark, Oglethorpe's AR.C. isn't 
made for a flood, but it can 
help you keep afloat — in class, 
that is. The Academic Re- 
source Center offers FREE tu- 
toring to any Oglethorpe stu- 
dent who wants it or needs it 
in order to swim instead of 

It all began back in 1988 
with an organization called 
The Writing Company. Under 
the leadership of then 
Oglethorpe writing professor 
Dr. Madeleine Picciotto, The 
Writing Company helped stu- 

dents work on papers for their 
classes. It didn't matter what 
class the paper was for — if it 
was written in English, we tu- 

During the fall of 1992, 
the tutors were first told about 
the possibility of a larger tu- 
toring center being started at 
Oglethorpe. Dr. Anthony 
Caprio, Provost, believed that 
students, especially freshmen, 
could greatly benefit from tu- 
toring in all areas, not just writ- 
ing, and worked to form the 
Academic Resource Center, to 
be directed by Picciotto. 

The soon-to-be A.R.C. 
was allocated four rooms in 
Goodman Hall, which were 
remodeled and refurbished es- 
pecially for the tutoring cen- 
ter. Picciotto and the existing 
Writing Company tutors de- 
cided to use three of the rooms 
for specialized tutoring pur- 
poses. One room was set up 
with two desks for individual 

From the Feature Editor 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

In this season of 

Thanksgiving, I thought that 
it would be appropriate to 
thank Oglethorpe for some of 
the changes here that have 
made my life easier over the 
past four years. While our 
campus is continually growing 
and changing, we have, in- 
deed, come a long way. 

First and foremost, the 
Speed Bumps From Hell have 
been fixed! Oglethorpe has 
truly turned mountains into 
molehills. I could probably 
attend class free my last semes- 
ter here if I could deduct ex- 
penses for having my car re- 
aligned from tuition costs. 

Believe it or not, the 
parking situation has also im- 
proved tremendously. The 
back section of the Hearst Hall 
lot was, until recently, a tennis 
court. Now it only requires ten 
minutes of circling, on aver- 
age, to find a space. Beware, 
however, of parking in forbid- 
den areas (security is cracking 
down this year). 

The most obvious im- 
provement of late is the addi- 
tion of on-campus Greek hous- 
ing. While some gorgeous 
woods were sacrificed, it is al- 
ready clear that this central 
location will help unify not 
only Greeks, but all students. 
Speaking of our woods, the 
fire circle off Ho Chi Minh 
trail has been improved as 
well. The path to the circle has 
been widened, and a bridge 
and tables added. There's even 
a light at the circle itself. What 
was once a dark and spooky 
clearing is now a place every- 
one can enjoy. 

Finally, I am thankful 
forthe quality of the food Yes, 
I said the food. Not only are 
cafeteria entrees labeled, the 
labels match the food. (I re- 
member a time when not even 
the food service employees 
could tell for sure!) The can- 
teen in the bomb shelter is also 
great for service with a smile. 
I, for one, am hoping that 
Oglethorpe will continue to do 
its best to keep on top of things. 
Now go home, eat turkey and 
be thankful. 

tutoring, one with a conference 
table for small group sessions, 
and a lounge for larger groups 
and as a base for the tutors (this 
room was wonderfully fur- 
nished with the "old" Admis- 
sions office fiimiture — we've 
got a couch so comfortable it's 
been registered with a trade- 
mark!). The fourth room was 
to become Picciotto 's office, 
moved from the third floor of 

(We tutors were thrilled 
with the accommodations, 
which is especially under- 
standable if you have seen our 
previous "facility." If you 
haven't, take a field trip up to 
it one day. Go up the staircase 
in the Great Hall to the third 
floor, hang a left, go all the 
way to the end of the hall, and 
it 's the last room on your right. 
A tiny, hole of a place with 
broken window panes, one 
large desk, and a few chairs. 
This isn't to say we didn 't have 
a certain love for the place, 

The A.R.C. officially 
opened for business in the 
spring of 1 993, on a trial basis 
to see if the need for tutoring 
in all disciplines was really 
that great. We found new tu- 
tors in new and different areas, 
spanning everything from Bi- 
ology to Economics. For the 
first time at Oglethorpe, tutor- 
ing was officially available in 
all the core courses, and in 
many upper level, "special- 
ized" courses. And many stu- 
dents did come for help — the 
need was there. We passed the 
trial period, and became a per- 
manent fixture at O.U., ready 
to tutor anybody in just about 

The A.R.C. Now: 

This fall, headed by Dr. 
Linda Taylor, the AR.C. re- 
opened for the year, and has 
been busy ever since. We have 
over twenty tutors this year, 
and are open five days a week. 
Along with individual tutoring 
sessions, we have also been 
holding many group study ses- 
sions prior to tests. Response 
has been terrific, and we plan 
to continue the group sessions, 
attempting to offer one before 
every test in a core class. 

By midterm, the ARC. 
had tutored sixty-six different 
students in individual sessions, 
the actual number of sessions 
being over one hundred. Also, 
over one hundred students 
have come to group study ses- 
sions for tests in subjects rang- 
ing from Chemistry to Human 
Nature and the Social Order to 

Tutoring is on a first 
come, first served basis, and 
we have a wide range ofhours. 
Our schedule is located on the 
bulletin board outside 
Goodman 4. If you want tu- 
toring, all you have to do is 
look on the schedule to see 
what time the subject you want 
is tutored, and then simply 
show up at that time. How- 
ever, if you prefer to have first 
priority with the tutor, we have 
a sign-up sheet posted by the 
schedule which will guarantee 
you first chance to be tutored 
(if you show up on time at the 
time you signed up for). 

Currently, we are also 
looking for good tutors for 
next semester. If you think you 
might be interested, here is 
what you need to know. Tu- 
tors are required to be in the 
A.R.C. two hours a week 
(hours of your choosing, to fit 
in with your schedule), and to 
attend a tutors meeting once a 

For this, you receive one 
hour of credit, and a lot of sat- 
isfaction and fun. (In our little 
spare time when students 
aren't keeping us busy, we 
write to each other and draw 
on the chalkboard!) If you are 
interested even in the slightest 
call Dr. Taylor at her office 
(364-8398) or call the ARC. 
(365-2671) and leave a mes- 
sage on the machine. We 
promise, we want you. 

So that's us, that's the 
ARC. A far cry from a sea- 
going vessel, but great none- 
theless. If you want tutoring 
in anything, or if you just want 
to see what the couch looks 
like, please come by 
Goodman. We will be more 
than happy to help you. 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Bradford Smith is one 

history professor who looks his 
part, .his clothes, glasses, and 
beard all help to complete a 
simple yet distinguished pro- 
file. Last year Dr. Smith 
served as an adjunct and this 
year he is teaching full-time. 
Smith's course load includes 
Renaissance and Reformation, 
Ethnicity and Violence in the 
Balkans, and two sections of 
the West and the Medieval 
World. Dr. Smith specializes 
in the history of central Europe 
in the late middle ages and the 
early modem period (roughly 
1250 -1750). 

During his time here. 
Smith says, "I've come to ap- 
preciate what Oglethorpe 
stands for." Dr. Smith himself 
was a German major at the 
University of Michigan, then 
moved on to graduate studies 
at Emory. Having come to us 
from such large universities 
has given him the opportunity 
to observe the "very different 
underlying principles" of a 
small liberal arts school ver- 
sus those of a larger institution. 
At a place like Oglethorpe, 
notes Smith, students "can 
have a uniform experience. 

One of Dr. Smith's main 
interests is using archaeology 
as a tool for learning history. 
He believes "physical aspects 
of the past" can help make dis- 
tant places and events real for 
students. A man of many tal- 
ents, Dr. Smith enjoys cook- 
ing, drawing, and spending 
time with his wife. He also 
plays oboe and keyboards and 
participates in Ron Carlisle's 
harpsichord group. Lan- 
guages - including Greek, 
Latin, Czech, and old Norse - 
are yet another hobby of 
Smith's. We are glad to have 
him with us and hope he will 
stay and spread the wealth of 
his knowledge. 

Page 8 /The Stormy Petrel/November 22, 1993 


A simple plea for everyone to do something 

By Kim Jones 

Science may have found a 

cure for most evils; 
but it has found no remedy for 
the worst ofthem all— the apa- 
thy of human beings. 
-Helen Keller (1927) 

You are at a small liberal 
arts school in the middle of a 
big city-Atlanta, Georgia. 
You would expect a mass of 
politically-minded, liberal ac- 
tivists, but no, that is not the 
case, not at Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity. This small liberal arts 
school is a challenging learn- 
ing center for some very intel- 

ligent students who are doing 
nothing about anything. Do 
the students at Oglethorpe 
have any concerns besides 
their money, their grades, and 
alcohol? I have really begun 
to wonder. Maybe the con- 
cerns are there, but the energy 
is not. If this is the case, get 
off your lazy butt! 

On any day of the week, 
at any time of the day (unless 
I have just been through the 
library taking them out), alu- 
minum cans can be found 
throughout the study room, in 
the garbage cans. Do we not 
know that there is a recycling 
bin in the room with the vend- 
ing machines? Even if you are 

Protect yourself 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Looking back on my 

freshman year at Oglethorpe, 
I realize how naive I was then. 
I knew that Atlanta was a big 
and sometimes dangerous city, 
but I felt safe tucked away here 
at Oglethorpe. My door was 
rarely locked that first year. 
Amid the beautiful trees and 
the familiar faces, it was easy 
to wonder, "What crime, what 
violence?" Four years later, I 
am asking different questions, 
and I am locking my doors. 
My experiences have con- 
vinced me that the crime prob- 
lem is everyone's problem , 
even the lofty Petrel. My pur- 
pose is not to scare you to 
death, but to make you more 
secure through awareness. I, 
like most students I know, tend 
to wander around in a daze, 
oblivious to the outside world. 
We are too busy worrying 
about homework and money 
and parties to think about 
whether we're generally safe 
or not. Well, it's time to think 
about it. Atlanta is growing, 
and so is Oglethorpe. The bur- 
glary of a student's car earlier 
this semester should be heeded 
as a timely warning not to be 

Don't get me wrong; I 

do not believe Oglethorpe is 
experiencing a crime wave. 
On the contrary, many times I 
have forgotten some valuable 
belonging (purse, sweater, 
even my word processor once), 
only to discover it later exactly 
where I had left it. Until re- 
cently, I never would have 
thought I might be a victim of 
a crime, and that's why we're 
so vulnerable. Crime today 
occurs, without warning, often 
without reason. Random vio- 
lence accounts for more deaths 
everyday. It doesn't matter 
who you are or where you are 
- it could happen to you. That 
being said, what can you do to 
reduce your chances of becom- 
ing a victim? 

First, be aware of your 
surroundings. The best way to 
deal with a dangerous situa- 
tion is to avoid it altogether. 
You should also trust your in- 
stinct. If somebody on 
M ARTA gives you the creeps, 
wait for the next bus or train. 
Another good idea is to keep 
valuables hidden. Don't flash 
your cash or leave your purse 
in plain view on the car seat. 
Finally, take action to make 
yourself safe. Don't walk 
alone at night; ask security for 
a ride. Tell friends and room- 
mates where you 're going and 
when to expect you. And, hey, 
let's be careful out there. 

not an environmental activist, 
there is something to say for 
taking the two seconds to help 
just a little, especially when it 
is so convenient. These same 
aluminum cans can be found 
throughout the halls of Hearst 
and Goslin, in garbage cans 
only five feet away from recy- 
cling bins. Need I say more? 
Before writing this ar- 
ticle, I tried to conduct a phone 
survey to find out exactly what 
kind of indifference we are 
dealing with. After about 50 
phone calls I gave up; ten of 
those people were too busy to 
answer five questions. My re- 
sults are not very concrete, I 
know, because of the small 
number of students from 
whom I managed to get re- 
sponses. I did, however, man- 
age to get a small idea of the 
problem of apathy we are fac- 
ing on the Oglethorpe campus. 
Out of the six journalism ma- 
jors I managed to talk to, none 
of them are involved in the 
school paper, ten people that I 

talked to had neither a job off 
campus, work study, nor are 
they involved in any sort of or- 
ganization, half of the people 
with whom I had the chance 
to speak read the paper and 
half of them never pick it up. 

These all may seem like 
minute details when it comes 
to me generalizing about the 
lack of interest of the entire 
campus, but it is these little 
things that are so easy to pin- 

I am not by any means 
putting down liberals, as it 
may seem. Actually, I am an 
extremely politically-minded 
liberal, but because of my job, 
do not have much time to get 
involved in very many things. 
I do find it very depressing, 
however, that there seem to be 
no liberals at this school who 
have time, in some cases, con- 
cern enough for our campus, 
our community, anything to 
get involved. Conservatives, 
by far, have us beat on this one, 
guys. The College Republi- 
cans have a good 7 or 8 every- 

meeting members, and have 
close to 50 people on roll, 
while the College Democrats, 
last year, could not get three 
people to hold their banner for 
the re-opening of the library, 
and this year it seems as if they 
do not exist at all. Is it that a 
lot of liberals are anarchists or 
just lazy? I am concerned. If 
someone, anyone has the an- 
swer, let me know. Maybe 
Alison Bess has it figured 
when she said, "there are too 
many liberals in speech, and 
not enough in action." Amen, 

If you are interested in 
anything, anything at all, get 
involved. Do something, even 
if it seems minute, do it to 
make you feel like you have 
done something, like you are, 
in fact, involved. Don't be 
afraid to start your own orga- 
nization if there is nothing here 
that interests you, but most of 
all, don't be afraid to voice 
your opinion. That is what I 
leave you with, a plea for ev- 
eryone to do SOMETHING. 

There ought to be a law! 

By Doug Ceto 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

When walking around 

the mall on October 16th, I 
noticed Christmas decorations 
in Macy's and Rich's. Hallow- 
een had not even arrived yet 
and Christmas was already 
being advertised. 

What do you get the 
ones close to you? How much 
do you spend on each person? 
Where do I go shopping? 
These were all very common 
questions that started coming 
to mind. Wait!! Christmas at 
the time was still two and a half 
months away. I almost fell into 
the departments stores' trap to 
buy gifts now. Then it hit me 
the holiday breathes down our 
neck like a mammoth retail 
monster. Stores are out of con- 
trol in trying to make a buck. 

I remember the day, 
which wasn't long ago, that 
Christmas decorations came 
out after Thanksgiving. But 

before Halloween! As John 
Turpin says, "That ain't 

Christmas has evolved 
into a retail monster that ma- 
nipulates the consumer and 
rapes people's bank accounts. 
It's all money-driven and 
stores only care about profit 

Christmas could even be 
turning into the work of the 
devil. People are now worried 
about material things more 
than the true meaning of 
Christmas. Greed, power, and 
money are on the forefront of 
everyone's mind. At times, 
someone will even become 
angry about not receiving what 
they wanted. 

There ought to be a law 
imposing stiff penalties on re- 
tail stores that put up Christ- 
mas decorations too early. 
These penalties could consist 
of chopping off the executives ' 
big toes or Chinese water tor- 
ture. It not only is a cheap at- 

tempt to suck more sales from 
the consumers pockets, but it 
also encourages radio stations 
to play that barking dog 
"Jingle Bells" sooner. Before 
we know it Christmas decora- 
tions might never come down 
and the Christmas tree could 
become a year-round icon in 
the American society. 

People will start decorat- 
ing the trees differently for 
other holidays. A great ex- 
ample would be Ground Hog 
Day. We will hang ground 
hogs over our mantles and start 
stuffing little gifts in their 

During Easter we will 
start hanging colored eggs on 
the trees and have an omelet 
feast on Easter Eve. Songs will 
be written like "All I Want for 
Easter is My Two Front 

Just beware of the day 
when Santa's sled will be 
pulled by a rabbit, ground hog, 
and turkey and guided by a 

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The Stormy Petrel is Oglethorpe University's 
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ions in the articles are the opinions of the writ- 
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Wake up and smell the formaldehyde 

By Jennifer Guerrero 

I would like to com- 
ment on and commend Shan- 
non Montgomery's article, 
"There's something dreadfully 
wrong here," in the November 
8th issue of the Stormy Petrel . 
She addresses the "fact," as she 
calls it, that OU's core curricu- 
lum requires its students to 
take sophomore level litera- 
ture classes, which are real lit 
classes, and to take core sci- 
ence classes, which are wa- 
tered-down renditions of biol- 
ogy, chemistry and whatever 
else is offered. I would like to 
thank her for pointing out this 
discrepancy in our core. 

You may be thinking 
that I am a junior biology ma- 
jor just whining about having 
to take core humanities classes 
when I could be spending my 
time studying for my hard sci- 
ence classes. Honestly, that is 
not the case. As a biology 
major who is currently taking 
a World Lit class, I admit to 
the world that I absolutely love 
the class. (No, this is not an 
attempt at brown-nosing! ) 
Seriously, this class and the 
other humanities classes that I 
have taken here in the past two 
years are a relief to me from 
my science classes. These 
classes allow my creative 
juices to flow, my mouth to run 
and serve as a release from 
number-crunching and note 
taking. Anyone who knows 
me knows that I like to talk 
and to carry on a good intel- 
lectual discussion. (Frankly, 
that's how I manage to stay 
awake in class, but I also 
LEARN something, too!) 

My concern is that core 
science classes deprive OU's 
students of the wonderful, 
practical and hard working 
field of science. I hear many 
of my fellow students who are 
taking these "science" classes 
rave about how easy they are. 
I just want to tell them "Hello, 
that's not how it really is." I 
may sound like I'm griping, 
but another thing that bothers 

me is that these "science" 
classes have no labs! A sci- 
ence course cannot truly be a 
science course without labs. A 
friend of mine who goes to the 
University of Tampa, another 
liberal arts school, has told me 
that she was required to take a 
core chemistry class, though 
watered-down, with a lab. As 
a matter of fact, the University 
of Tampa requires labs with 
all their core science classes. 
I cannot stress enough that 
labs, although they take an- 
other three hours out of my 
week and are like another class 
with tests of their own, rein- 
force what I learned in lecture. 
Besides, labs can be fun, and 
they strengthen the friendships 
shared between classmates 
simply because students have 
to work and spend more time 

According to the 1 992- 
94 Bulletin, one of the pur- 
poses of this university is to 
acquaint the students "with the 
methods of inquiry of math- 
ematics and science." One of 
those methods of science is 
laboratory work. So aren't we 
depriving our students by not 
offering labs with our core sci- 
ence courses? Furthermore, 
inquiring about math and sci- 
ence requires a different train 
of thought. For instance, I can 
do well in my lit class by intel- 
ligently contributing to the 
class discussion as long as I 
have some sort of opinion on 
the subject, even if I have not 
read the book (not that I do 

that, mind you), where as in 
my science classes, I cannot 
PASS without cracking open 
my book and attempting 
chemistry problems. 

Since the core requires 
students to take real lit classes, 
real math classes and real his- 
tory classes, it should require 
students to take real science 
classes. Maybe OU's non-sci- 
ence majors are not ready for 
real science classes because 
they think, "How is this going 
to help me in my career or in 
my life?" I think about how 
practical it is to know the phys- 
ics behind a car accident where 
someone has broadsided you, 
as well as how to prove that it 
was the other person's fault! 
As for careers, the job market 
today is something fierce, but 
there is a shortage of workers 
in the field of science. A 
plethora of jobs are available 
in medicine, engineering, re- 
search, etc. in the today's and 
tomorrow's market. Keep in 
mind that there are other 
people out there besides fellow 
graduates of Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity competing for the same 
jobs that you want. I'm not 
asking you to change your 
major, but I am asking you to 
realize and to appreciate how 
important being exposed to 
and learning about real science 
is. Oglethorpe claims to pre- 
pare its students for the future. 
Without requiring real science 
courses, how much is 
Oglethorpe preparing its stu- 

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campus organizations, 

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Three Musketeers live up to expectations 

By Yoli Hernandez 

Romance, Drama 

and Adultery. This is the over- 
all plot of Martin Scorsese's 
new movie "The Age Of In 
nocence." Set in New York in 
the 1 870 's, it tells the story of 
the esteemed Willard Archer's 
(Daniel Day Lewis) forbidden 
lust in an upper-class society 
that revolves around gossiping 
at fancy balls and superficial 
dinners. We first meet Mr. 
Archer when he is happily en- 
gaged to May, Winona Ryder. 
She is naive and soft spoken, 
yet, she comes from one of the 
more prominent families of 
New York. The factor of be- 
trayal is presented when Ellen, 
played by Michelle Pfieffer, 
returns to New York after sev- 
eral years. She is the vivacious 
cousin of May who was unsuc- 
cessfully married to a wealthy 
Count in Europe. The pin- 
nacle of the movie evolves as 
Ellen and Willard secretly re- 
veal the undying love they had 
for one another since they first 
met. Scorsese takes us through 
the passage of time of the three 
main characters until their old 
age. The ending is not the 
"happily ever after" one that 
the audience anticipates in a 
love story, yet it is a justified 

"The Age Of Inno- 
cence" is a movie I greatly en- 
joyed and highly recommend. 
It takes you back intime to the 
era when New York's size was 
small enough to allow the up- 
per-class social circles to know 
ever, one and everything Hy- 
pocrisy and materialism were 
dominant. Martin Scorsese, 
with his unusual style, once 
again does a marvelous job in 
directing. If you like love sto- 
ries set in the past, then you 
will enjoy watching "The Age 
Of Innocence." It is well worth 
everyone's time. 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Any time a great novel 

is brought to the silver screen, 
there are high expectations for 
it. The Three Musketeers is 
one film that lives it to those 
hopes. One can easily see why 
it is currently leading the box 
office, grossing over $10 mil- 
lion its debut weekend. Direc- 
tor Stephen Herek says, "We 
want to bridge the gap between 
young and old... But most im- 
portantly, we want to take ev- 
eryone back in time." The film 
accomplishes both these mo- 
tives, sticking to the dramatic 
plot while lightening the trip 
with humor for younger audi- 

The Three Musketeers 
is the story of a young man, 
D'artagnan, and his attempt to 
find and join the Musketeers, 
the personal guards to the king 
of France. Unfortunately for 
our hero, the Musketeers are 
disbanded by the evil Cardinal 
Richelieu, who handles affairs 
of state for a young Louis XIII. 
Only three of the men - Athos, 
Porthos, and Aramis -refuse to 
give up their swom duty. To- 
gether D'artagnan and the re- 
maining three Musketeers un- 
cover a plot to assassinate the 
king. Their efforts to protect 
France lead to a show that 
amuses, amazes, and delights. 
One of the most impres- 
sive aspects of this film is the 
incredible scenery. Most of the 
movie was shot in the Austrian 
countryside, or in that 
country's ancient castles and 
palaces. Each and every shot 
was on location; no sets or 
stages were used - and it 
shows. Even when the Mus- 
keteers are fencing or riding 
horseback, the audience is 
right there with them. 

The absolute best thing 
about the Three Musketeers is 
the casting. I must admit that 
I had my reservations at first. 
Kiefer Sutherland and Charlie 
Sheen, the young guns, as au- 
thentic literary figures? Tim 
Curry, the infamous Dr. 
Frankenfurter, as Cardinal 

Pichelieu? I was wrong - each 

actor was uncannily suited to 

his role. Athos was strong and 

■dicatcd: Porthos w 

jokester, Aramis is the spiri- 
tual one. In short, this film is 
a everything a good P.G. 

i iovie should be - dramatic 

funny, and appropriate for al- 
most everyone - and it's ex- 
actly what the industry should 
iE. Bravo! 

Chirs ODonnell (left) stars as rjArtagnan, and Kieter Sutherland (right) is the brooding Athos, 
in the saga of the Musketeers Photo by Frank Connor 

International students shine 

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By Pauline van Vliet 

As everyone knows 

there are students from all over 
the world studying at 
Oglethorpe University. Satur- 
day, November 6th there was 
an opportunity for everybody 
to experience all these differ- 
ent cultures. The International 
Club organized the annual In- 
ternational Night in the dining 
hall of the Emerson Student 

A full program was 
planned for this evening. 

There was a display of article 
brochures, pictures and tradi- 
tions from all continents. 
Some of the students were 
walking around in their na- 
tional costume. Oglethorpe's 
international students had pre- 
pared some of their national 
dishes. Visitors could enjoy 
food from Jamaica, Vietnam, 
Poland and many more coun- 
tries. The rest of the evening 
was filled with entertainment 
raging from a Japanese dance 
of happiness to a sentimental 
Georgian (Republic of Geor- 
gia) love song to the Greek 
Sirvaki, not to forget the belly- 

dancer who really knew to 
catch everyone's attention. 
The two Russian musicians/ 
singers even got the audience 
to sing along with their (Rus- 
sian!) songs. It was a long , 
full and very entertaining 

A big crowd of people 
came to Oglethorpe to attend 
this international night. The 
audience consisted of children. 
Students and adults altogether 
it was an evening with a lot of 
information, good food and 
variation. It was a big success 
which will probably be re- 
peated next year. 

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Everybody must get Dazed and Confused 

By Wendy Barber 

Dazed and Confused, 

as the title suggests, is the re- 
alistic portrayal of the bewil- 
derment most typical Ameri- 
can kids experience in the vari- 
ous transitions of growing up. 

The film is set in 1 976 and ex- 
plores the activities of kids 
entering high school, in high 
school, and those who can't 
quite seem to break away from 
the high school scene. The fo- 
cus of the film shifts from one 
group of kids to another, pro- 
viding insight into the feelings, 
fears, and desires of the kids 

struggling to make sense of 
their lives and to have a good 
time while doing it. 

Most of the scenes in the 
movie are centered around 
group gatherings partying, 
smoking dope, drinking, or 
otherwise getting into trouble, 
but this is really just a back- 
drop for expressing much 

OU's musical groups featured 

By Sarah Buzzard 

One of the most-loved 

traditions at Oglethorpe is the 
annual Boar's Head Cer- 
emony and Concert to be held 
this year on Friday, December 
3 at 7:30 p.m. in Lupton Au- 
ditorium. The program will 
feature a sampling of 
Oglethorpe's musical groups 
including the University Sing- 
ers and Chorale, the recorder 
ensemble, the wind ensemble, 
and the Atlanta Early Music 
Consort with our own Dr. and 
Mrs. Carlisle. In keeping with 
tradition, the evening will also 
include the solo performances 
of Dr. Cramer, Scott Stag on 
the guitar, and Dr. Stanton who 
will sing "I Heard the Bells on 

r- - —■—■- — — 

Christmas Day." Organist 
Michael Bryant will perform 
at his third Boar's Head Con- 
cert. The concert will also fea- 
ture the talent of some of 
O.U. 's "extended family": 
Mary Lynn Ryland, wife of li- 
brarian John Ryland, will en- 
tertain us with her skill at the 
piano, and Yoko Nishimura 
will sing "Rejoice Greatly" 
from Handel's "Messiah." 

The audience will also 
get the chance to participate in 
this evening of music as they 
join with the Singers and in- 
strumentalists in three Christ- 
mas carols. Other highlights 
of the concert will include the 
University Chorale's presenta- 
tion of "The Twelve Days Af- 
ter Christmas," a humorous 
take-off (complete with ac- 

tions) on the well known "The 
Twelve Days of Christmas." 
For a unique cultural flavor, 
the Singers will perform "Holy 
Infant's Lullaby" by South 
American composer Dellajoio. 
The tradition of the 
Boar's Head originated at Cor- 
pus Christi College, Oxford, 
General Oglethorpe's alma 
mater. Dr. Ray voices the 
thoughts of many in the 
Oglethorpe community when 
he says, "Boar's Head is a 
wonderfully beautiful tradi- 
tion, and I am personally hon- 
ored to be at a school that ob- 
serves it. It is one of the few 
events that brings faculty, staff, 
and students together in a real 
community." Boar's Head is 
an event that you won't want 
to miss. Come be a part of an 
age-old Oglethorpe tradition. 


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more about growing up. There 
is a subtle, yet powerful, mes- 
sage about the rites of passage 
American kids experience 
both in and out of school. One 
focus is on the fear the boys 
entering high school feel, hear- 
ing the seniors threatening to 
"kick their asses" while wav- 
ing wooden paddles. The kid 
whose older sister tells her 
friends to "go easy on him" 
gets his behind beaten espe- 
cially hard, but once he is ini- 
tiated, he can hang out with the 
older crowd and he is intro- 
duced to his first beer, his first 
joint, and his first encounter 
with Mom when he returns 
home early the next morning. 

The notions of initiation, 
bonding, and friendship are 
repeatedly expressed in all the 
groups. Other issues, such as 
adult authority, are addressed 
in the film as well. For ex- 
ample, the senior football 
quarterback is in conflict with 
his coach and his own con- 
science. The coach is requir- 
ing team members to sign a 
contract stating that they will 
abstain from drinking and 
drugs over the summer and 
into the next season. Randy, 
the quarterback, strongly ob- 
jects to signing the contract 
because he drinks beer and 
smokes pot. Signing the con- 
tract will be a form of lying, 
not signing may risk his eligi- 
bility to play. His friends sug- 
gests that, in the form of a com- 
promise, Randy "throw a little 
grass on the contract, roll it up, 
sign the outside, and give that 
to the coach." 

The humor in Dazed 
and Confused elicits loud 
laughter from the audience, 
but really, one of the most ap- 
pealing features of the movie 
is the likelihood of seeing parts 
of yourself and at least one or 
two friends in the characters on 
the screen. I've seen it twice 
already and I'll probably see 
it again — check it out because 
if you went to high school, 
you'll find something about 
Dazed and Con/used to which 
you can relate. 

Gone Wrong 

By Chris Brown 
Entertainment Ediotr 

How do you pay trib- 
ute to a man who inspired and 
enthralled an entire generation 
with his songs, attitude, and 
performance? Well, for one 
thing you stick by him in the 
low spots, have faith, offer sup- 
port - no matter how far from 
his youthful, soulful home he 
seems to be. And yes, It's been 
hard to stick by Bob Dylan. 

World Gone Wrong is 
Dylan's most generous offer- 
ing in years. There are no 
originals, just a handpicked 
selection of his favorite folk/ 
blues songs made magical 
with him and his acoustic gui- 
tar; no band, no backups, no 
harmonica — just bare bones. 
One thinks immediately that 
Bob Dylan's telling us his own 
story, his musical narrative. 
He's young again (plays and 
sounds fifteen years younger) 
and doesn't cover up his mis- 
takes. You know he means 
every note, every word. 

To many of you, this 
means nothing. Bob Dylan, 
Snob Dylan, right? Just a pre- 
tentious chump who couldn't 
sing. Well, I challenge you to 
re-listen. He was Jimi 
Hendrix's idol. He was the 
major influence of the Rolling 
Stones. He introduced the 
Beatles to pot He's more se- 
rious and enthralling than you 
know. And he's somebody 
you stand by — because every 
now and then, just when 
you're not looking — just when 
you've given up hope — he 
turns you back to the soul of 
things — to the sad world, the 
glad one, the dull and the won- 
derful, the decadent and the 
deadly, even the world gone 

Even a World Gone 

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18 Beginning 

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26 Fire residue 
29 Organic 

31 Patient's need: 

34 Graphs 

36 Wash 

37 Old car 

38 Footed vases 

39 Cognizant 

41 Line through a 
circle: abbr. 

42 Danson 

43 Food regimen 

44 Jacket part 

46 McMahon and 

47 Church official 

49 Thing of value 

50 Places tor 

51 Elec. units 
53 Mask 

56 Gifts 

60 Action of unruly 

61 "Tempest" 

63 Drive out 

64 Fr. magazine 

65 Breakfast food 

66 Music quality 

67 Color changer 

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By Chopper Johnson 
Chi Phi 

Chi Phi has finnally 

settled in nicely to our new 
house, as should have been 
apparent at our Annual Hat 
Party, held last Staurday night. 
We also have to thank the 
Sigma's for the success of llhe 
Chi Phi-Tri-Sigma mixer held 
last week. On the same note, 
a special word to all my pie dge 
brothers on the decorations! for 
the mixer - Great job! (E.ven 

though there are still several 
multi-colored paint stains on 
the patio.) 

On a much more serious 
note, we at Chi Phi have a new 
president and secretary. Our 
new president is Rod Smith, a 
sophmore, and our new secre- 
tary is Jason Arikian, a junior. 

We expect great things 
from our new officers and our 
new house, so keep in mind 
our Christmas Party is coming 
up and stay tuned for more in- 
formation from the new house. 


By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

It's been a busy and 

exciting week for Chi Omega. 
Friday night was our Pajama 
Party mixer with Kappa Al- 
pha. Thanks for a great mixer 

Officer elections were 
held last weekend. "(Tie Chi 
Omega officers for 1994 are: 
President, Melissa Ki ng; Vice 
President, Kelly Moymes; Sec- 
retary, Teri Butler, Treasurer, 
Carrie Adkins; Pledge Trainer, 
Chanda Creasy; I'ersonnel 
Chairman, Jennifer Trevisan; 
Rush Chairman, M ary Poteet; 
Panhellenic Delegate, Holly 
Harmon; Panhellcinic Presi- 
dent, Penny Brandt; 
Panhellenic Trea surer, Priti 

Kuvadia; Assistant 

Panhellenic Rush Chairman, 
Stacy Rasmussen; and House 
Manager, Michelle 

Williamson. Congratulations 
to everyone. It looks like we 
have a great year ahead of us! 
Congratulations are also 
in order for the academic 
achievements of sisters: Meta 
Swain, Alpha Chi; Angie 
Dickerson and Melissa Lamar, 
Who's Who Among American 
Colleges and Universities; 
Christa Kreegar, OU Poet 
Laureate 1993-94; and Kelly 
Moynes, Outstanding Fresh- 
man, Phi Eta Sigma, and Al- 
pha Psi Omega. 

Our last big event for the 
semester is our Christmas For- 
mal which we are looking for- 
ward to on December 4. 

By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

The Kappa Alpha-Chi 

Omega Pajama Party mixer 
proved to be a great deal of fun 
for all of our brothers and 
pledges. Our thanks go out to 
the sisters and pledges of Chi 
Omega for an enjoyable mixer. 
Special recognition goes to 
Stacy Rasmussen and Shana 
Bowes whose hard work made 
for an entertaining evening for 

Kappa Alpha's Slumber 
Party, while departing from its 
original design and ending 
around 3 AM, was a good time 
all the same. In the future, we 
at Kappa Alpha might do well 
to pace ourselves and our 
guests to insure that everyone 
is able to make it through the 
night. William Blake might 
well have known what he was 
saying when he wrote, "The 
road of excess leads to the pal- 
ace of wisdom," but so far as 
the Slumber Party was con- 
cerned that road led to an early 
night and a late morning for 
most guests. 

We cannot begin to ex- 
press our gratitude to Lisa 
Rock for single-handedly pull- 
ing off the KA Thanksgiving 
Dinner. Lisa has been and con- 
tinues to be an incredible as- 
set to the chapter. We will miss 


By Jason Thoma s 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Cong rati nations to all 
of my fellow p' ledge brothers 
for the excell ent party we 
threw Saturda.y night. Our 
pledge party w as an entire suc- 
cess. We (the pledges) would 
like tp thank the brothers for 
use of the hou se and especially 
Brian Adams for the use of his 
sound systen i. 

Our pi ledge retreat last 
weekend we nt well as varous 
members of ' Delta Sig joined 
the newly fc >rmed Lake Ocoee 
Polar Bear Club. Can you say 
froze our "/ 4$#' VA %'s off? Just 
ask Allen how cold it was. 

her terribly when she gradu- 
ates in December. We love 
you Lisa. 

The KA Christmas Party 
is scheduled for Friday, De- 
cember 3 opposite the Boar's 
Head. One cannot imagine the 
calls we have fielded from the 
University begging us to 
change the date. We've tried 
to assure them that our event 
won't seriously impact turnout 
at Oglethorpe's traditional 
Christmas Gala, but of course 
we do have the McGuigan fac- 
tor working on our behalf. 
Everyone place your bets. 

We commend our 
brother Clay Barrineau for 
doing a spectacular job on 
Casino Night. Clay continues 
to contribute substantially 
both to the University commu- 
nity and the chapter. Good 
work, Clay. 

In closing, we would 
like to express our outrage at 
the lack of action taken by the 
Community Life Office re- 
garding the tearing of KA's fla- 
mingo from its foundation in 
our front yard. We trusted that 
such juvenile acts of vandal- 
ism would not occur while we 
occupied the house, but we 
accept that such beliefs were 
simply a pipedream. We will 
simply have to be more watch- 
ful of the glorified lawn orna- 
ments that we place on our 
property in the future. 

Thanks to Tim Digennaro for 
getting us the cabin... and the 
other necessary items. Oh 
yeah, if you have fish as pets 
in your dorm, don't invite 
James Jaehnig over to see 

The last of our most 
valuable information would be 
the fact that we finally have 
our pool table in the house. We 
are looking forward to the 
Delta Sig Christams Formal, 
and all that other neat stuff. 
We are also looking forward 
to the day when all of the 
pledges actually pass the same 
pledge test. As always we are 
still enjoying the fact that 
Delta Sig has a house. That's 
about it. Until next time.... 


By Shannon Beehan 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

The Sigmas have 

much to be excited about this 
month. All new members 
passed their initiation test to 
become sisters, and on Satur- 
day, November 20th the new 
members will drag themselves 
out of bed at 7 AM for an ex- 
tremely long initiation. 

The Chi Phi-Sigma 
Sigma Sigma mixer was a 
great success. Thanks to all 
the brothers and pledges for a 
crazy time with garbage bags 
and Dr. Seuss. 

We are well on our way 

to next year with our new of- 
ficers: Stephanie Powell, 
President; Shelly Poston, Vice 
President; Christy Hall, Secre- 
tary, Heather Champion, Trea- 
surer, Cathy Skinner, Educa- 
tion Director; and Megan 
McMurray, Membership/ 
Rush Director. Many new 
members and sisters also re- 
ceived chairmanships. 

Sigma's purple and 
white volleyball teams are on 
a roll, ranking first and second, 
and are sure to finish off with 
a spike. 

Hey all you lucky men, 
look forward to Sigma's An- 
nual Christmas Party on De- 
cember 4. 


Kevin Benefield 
Greek Editor 

Having read over all 

of the columns submitted to 
me this week by my fellow 
Greeks, I could not but recog- 
nize that a great deal of our 
news in this issue deals with 

I have always held it is 
not the purpose of the mixer 
to alienate other Greek orga- 
nizations nor is it the function 
of a mixer to solidify socio- 
political alliances within the 
Greek system; rather I feel that 
mixers are (or should be) 
planned with the intention of 
meeting members of other or- 
ganizations that one might not 
know and having fua 

I realize that some 
houses are, so far as the bulk 
of their membership is con- 
cerned, more closely tied to- 
gether. That is not at issue. 
What is at issue is the unwill- 
ingness of many Greeks to 
show common courtesy to one 
another and leave open the 
possibility that good relations 
might emerge between tradi- 
tionally hostile houses. 

The character of chap- 
ters changes dramatically over 
time. Why then should we be 
ruled by conventions of the 
past that have rendered them- 
selves, unbeknownst to us, 

As an advocate of Greek 
unity and empowerment, I am 
encouraged to see the mixing 
of fraternities and sororities 
that have not done so for years. 
We can ony become stronger 
as a system and realize more 
of the goals we set for our- 
selves by working together and 
that must begin on a personal 

Basically, I would impel 
Greeks to give one another a 
chance to disprove stereotypes. 
I'mnotsuingforpeace. Com- 
petition and good-natured 
pranks are essential parts of 
the Greek experience. Hate 
and pettiness are not. 

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All Dunn: Lets give credit where credit is due 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Petrel Non-Correspondent 

This is old news by 

now but I don't care. Since I 
doubt the Journal and all those 
other papers will bother, I want 
to save this space for some 
people that deserve it The 
A1I-SCAC team was an- 
nounced two weeks ago in 
both soccer and cross country. 
As of this writing, volleyball 
wasn't to be named until later 
in November. Anyway, you, 
probably know who they are, 
but I'll mention them (and 
something about them) any- 

—Will Lukow-First 
team All-Conference and Co- 
Player of the Year — Men's 
Soccer — When told of his 
honor, he replied, "Me?... Re- 
ally?" Yes, you.... really. 
Lukow again led the team in 
scoring, grew his sideburns, 
ran real fast, went to class and 
dated Dawn Bristol all at the 

same time. Good job... 

— Joe Aykempong — Se- 
nior — First-Team — Men's 
Soccer — A four-year starter, 
very quick. Coach Teach com- 
mented that sometimes Joey 
could do things with the ball 
that he couldn't really figure 
out It's okay, coach, some- 
times Joey couldn't either. Just 
kidding. A deserved honor... 

— Cameron Bready — 
Senior — Second team — 
Men's Soccer — How can you 
keep him off an All-Confer- 
ence team? He's clean cut, 
makes straight A's, always ac- 
knowledges when you walk 
past, already has a job and is 
your basic good guy. When I 
tried to get a bold comment out 
of him by congratulating him, 
he simply said, "thanks," then 
picked up his books and went 
to class and made a 97 on an 
Economics test. Your mother 
didn't have to warn you about 
guys like him... 

— John Nunes — Jun- 

ior — Second team — Men's 
Soccer — Fun to watch. Kinda 
calm and good natured off the 
field, then sniffs some heat bal- 
sam before a match and turns 
into an animal... 

— Rob Fearon — Sopho- 
more — Second team — Men's 
Soccer — What can you say? 
Dunwoody High School and 
their graduates are striking 
gold these days. Way to go 
Rob. When you make A1I- 
SCAC honors, you don't have 
to shave... 

— Kirsten Hanzsek — 
Junior-First team — Women's 
Soccer — Always a pleasure 
watching nice, pretty blonds 
smile and give you a high-five 
one second, then trot onto the 
field and run over people the 
next. A competitor and a 

— Michelle Ponte — Se- 
nior — Second team — 
Women's Soccer — Yes, that 
little one out there is a senior 
and even if the knee brace is 

just as big as she is, it doesn't 
mean she can't play. One of 
the top scorers during her four 
years here. Tough to lose this 

— Tinnie Waterson — 
Freshman — Second team — 
Women's Soccer — Diagno- 
sis? An animal off the field 
and an animal on it. Tried to 
get comments from her on her 
honor, but she just gave me 
five and ran away because she 
was late for class. Hang in 
there. You got three more 

— Stephanie Chaby — 
Sophomore — First team — 
Cross Country — It's impos- 
sible to interview cross coun- 
try runners, they run too fast. 
Anyway, she finished third in 
the conference race. Post 
awards comments? No, just a 
jog and a smile... 

— Doug Pack — Sopho- 
more — First Team — Cross 
Country — This man has no 
time for comments. He took 

fourth in the conference meet, 
he takes a full load of classes, 
he runs for Coach Bob, he has 
a wife and two kids. Doug, 
you don't have to say any- 
thing. You're a stud... 

Closing words — Our 
volleyball team went 29-11 
and if some of our girls aren't 
on there, we will break out the 
heavy artillery. Not to men- 
tion any names, but their ini- 
tials are Ann Mason, Lu 
Green, the Japanese girl with 
the sidearmed serve, Sue, Jill, 
Brandi,, etc., etc 

Also, congratulations to 
the women's tennis team for 
finishing the fall season ranked 
# 1 in the south, and the men's 
tennis team finished 15th. 
How did they do it? How the 
hell do I know, I'm just the 

Until next time, Leave 
me alone, I'm moving... (Want 
to help???) 

Dunn, James Dunn 

High hopes for Oglethorpe's basketball team 

By Daryl Brooks 

Expectations are high 

for the 1993-94 version of Pe- 
trel basketball. The guys have 
been picked to finish second in 
the Southern Collegiate Ath- 
letic Conference (SCAC) by 
the coaches in the league. The 
team is coming off a third 
place conference finish last 
year in which they finished 
with an overall 15-9 record 
and 10-4 in the conference. 

The Petrels also had 
three players named to the first 
and second preseason all 
SCAC teams. Senior center 
Brian Davis and junior for- 
ward Andy Schutt were named 
to the first team, while sopho- 
more forward Ryan Vickers 
was named to the second team. 
Davis also received one first 
place vote for preseason player 
of the year honors. 
The petrels will open the sea- 
son November 1 9 at the Wash- 
ington and Lee Tournament in 

Lexington, Virginia. Their 
first home game is Wednesday 
December 1st against 
Otterbain College. 

"Our offense is progress- 
ing satisfactorily," according 
to coach Jack Berkshire, com- 
menting on the progress of his 
team. "Our offense is ahead 
because we have concentrated 
on it. We need to improve the 
defense." With nine of last 
years top ten players returning, 
much is expected of this year's 
squad. The probable starters 
are as follows: Junior Cornell 
Longino, a 6 '2" guard, who 
was voted best defensive 
player and was fourth in 
league assists with 3.8 a game. 
Longino also averaged 4.7 re- 
bounds and 8.5 points per 
game last year. Sophmore 
Tripp Pierson, third in the 
league in steals with 4.5 a 
game last season, will occupy 
the other guard spot. The 
afore-mentioned Davis, who 
last year finished third in the 
country in field goal percent- 

age (65.5) and averaged 17.6 
points (fourth in the league) 
and six rebounds a game (tenth 
in the league), will hold down 
the center position. One for- 
ward spot will be held by 
Schutt whop was tenth in the 
league in scoring (1 5.3), tenth 
in rebounding (6.0), fourth in 
field goal percentage (.541), 
fourth in blocked shots (.9), 
and sixth in free throw percent- 
age (.806). The other forward 
spot will be reserved for 
Vickers who was second in the 
league in three point percent- 
age (.48 1 ) and averaged 1 1 .2 
points per game last season. 
Coming off the bench in the 
all-important sixth man role 
should be senior Nathan 
Briesmiester. Nate finished 
fifth in the league in free pVb\st - 
percentage last season (.813), 
dropped in 7. 1 points per game 
and hauled down 4.4 rebounds 
per game. 

Although the Petrels are 
tough, their schedule may be 
tougher. The team plays Di- 

vision 1 opponent Davidson 
December 13th and ranked 
opponents such as Otterbein 
College, Maryville College 
and West Connecticut later in 
the season. 

"In order to win the con- 
ference we need to improve the 
defense," stated coach Berk- 
shire. "We had a young team 
last year, and hopefully we will 
be smarter and understand 
more on defense this year." 


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A strange, strange season for soccer 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

At long last, the soc- 
cer season is finally over. To 
call the men's team a heckle 
and jive, excuse me, Jeckyl 
and Hyde team would be an 
understatement. The men's 
team finished the season with 
a 7-9-2 record, placing them 

sixth in the SCAC. The lady 
Petrels, on the other hand, fin- 
ished with their best record 
ever for the school. The 
women finished with a final 
record of 8-8-1, placing them 
third in the SCAC. 

What makes this season 
so odd for the men is the fact 
that they possessed some of the 
best players ever at 
Oglethorpe Even stranger 

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Co-Player of the year. photo by Pat Mulhearn 

than that is the fact that the 
men tied two teams which 
were both ranked in the South- 
em Division III poles, Centre 
College who was ranked sixth 
and Emory who was ranked 
eighth. They also defeated the 
number five team in the South, 
Maryville. Despite this phe- 
nomenal play, the men some- 
how ended their season with a 
loss to Hendrix College who 
was ranked seventh in the 
SCAC. This season was an 
odd one to say the least. The 
season was plagued with inju- 
ries, arguements, ejections 
from games, and ineligibility 

The men did have a 
glimmer of hope after the sea- 
son was concluded as the All- 
Conference selections were 
released. Will Lukow was 
named Co-Player of the Year. 
Joe Aykempong was named to 
the first team. Named to the 
second team were Cameron 
Bready, John Nunes, and Rob 
Fearon. Congratulations guys. 

The girls had their best 
season yet. This was a good 

surprise considering the youth 
of many of the players. The 
younger players stepped up to 
the competition and provided 
for both strong offensive and 
defensive play. A lot of the 
success has been granted to 
their new coach Todd Yelton. 
All of the ladies have shown 
extreme happiness with his 
style and techniques of coach- 

ing. The ladies ended their 
season on a good note as they 
beat new conference rival, 
Hendrix. The ladies also had 
players named to the All- 
SC AC team. Making the first 
team was junior Kirsten 
Hanszek. On the second team 
were senior Michelle Ponte 
and freshman Tinnie 
Waterston Congratulation? 

i-irst team All-SCAC selection, Kirsten Hanszek del eats 
another defender. photo by Pat Mulheam 

Cross country star makes NCAA Nationals 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

Last weekend, Doug 

Pack, an Oglethorpe sopho- 
more, became only the second 
person in the history of the 
school, and the first in more 
than twelve years, to receive an 
invitation to the NCAA Divi- 
sion III national Cross Coun- 
try tournament. 

At the region meet on 
November 13, Pack ran the 8 
kilometer (4.93 miles) course 
in 26 minuets and 4 seconds 
to place fourth overall, and to 
win one of the four "at-large" 
bids form the southern region. 
The region consists of almost 
30 teams, with almost 100 
runners competing at the tour- 
nament. The finish also placed 
him as the fastest sophomore 
in the region this year. 

The fourth place victory 
means even more to Parks be- 
cause only the week before at 

the SCAC conference tourna- 
ment he finished fourth be- 
cause of severe back spasm at 
the four-mile mark. However, 
running healthy at regions he 
finished before all three of the 
runners who had beaten him 
the week prior. 
He now will compete the 
weekend of the 20th with more 
than 1 80 other runners for the 
national championship. 

Pack is confident about 
his chances, especially consid- 
ering the fact that he is only a 
sophomore. "I want to ^et 
somewhere in the top 14 to 
twenty. I think that is a realis- 
tic goal." As his coach pointed 
out, however, the conditions of 
the day may have a lot to do 
with the caliber of a perfor- 
mance. "Its been known to 
snow on occasions at Nation- 
als, so we'll just have to see 
about the weather." 

Pack, who is married 
with two small children, began 

running when he was in eighth 
grade. He ran five years of 
track, and four years in cross 
country. He says that he 
wanted to start with cross 
country in the fall of his eighth 
grade year, but according to 
him, "I was this small guy 
wandering around this huge 
high school, and, to make a 
long story short, I could never 
find the cross country coach." 
He also ran his freshman year 
at O.U., placing third in the 
conference tournament, and 
14th overall at regions. 

Coach Unger said that 
Doug's practice schedule this 
week will not vary from his 
regular season workouts. The 
cross country team normally 
odes relatively low mileage 
work out, with the emphasis on 
speed training and hill train- 
ing. As Unger said, "We usu- 
ally do around 45 miles a 
week, while some other 
schools in the conference are 

doing time and a half of that. 
This, though, I doubt that 
Doug will run twenty miles, 
but all of it will be speed 
work." When asked to specu- 
late on Park's performance at 

Nationals, he simply said , 
"How he does doesn't matter 
nearly as much as the fact that 
he made it there, because he 
has joined a very elite com- 


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The Stormy Petrel 

Volum e 69, Issue 6 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University December 8, 1993 

Oglethorpe releases Strategic Plan 

Beavis and 

Page 3 

Dealing with 

Page 4 

Where to eat 
when cramming 

Page 5 

Top 5 ways to 
relieve stress 

Page 5 

Addatns Family 

Page 6 

Dunn's Christ- 
mas Carol 

Page 8 

Comics: 8 

Editorials: 3 

Entertainment: 6 

Features: 4-5 

Grapevine: 2 

Greeks: 7 

News: 2 

ProFile: 4 

Security: 2 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

After much analysis of 

the state of this university, the 
final draft of the Oglethorpe 
Strategic Planning Committee 
Report was released to the 
public late last week. 

The report, which shows 
a comprehensive breakdown 
of the finances of the univer- 
sity as well as a theoretical 
plan for the path of the school 

search peers, Oglethorpe falls 
short in most categories, ex- 
ceeding them only slightly in 
the value of the physical plant 
and in enrollment." 

In addition to these fi- 
nancial findings, the report 
also states a plan of action that 
hopes to allow Oglethorpe to 
become one of the premier 
universities of its size. These 
initiatives, called simply Pro- 
gram Initiatives, and what they 
hope to accomplish, are as fol- 

volving the student as an ac- 
tive learner); programs for car- 
rying Oglethorpe's legacy of 
core curriculum into the future 
(a commitment to continuous 
improvement of the core cur- 
riculum). All of these pro- 
grams are detailed in the plan 
itself, which is available to stu- 

To implement these Pro- 
gram Initiatives, the plan pro- 
poses five major Resource Ini- 
tiatives: educational and gen- 

year 1998. The report states 
that tuition will remain the pri- 
mary source of income for the 
university. To supplement the 
endowment and improve "fi- 
nancial stability," it proposes 
to increase this figure from 
$11,500,000 to $18,000,000 
by 1998. To facilitate the im- 
provements to the structures 
on campus, Oglethorpe has 
cited new construction and 
renovations (including a new 
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number of full-time faculty. 

into the twenty first century, 
has brought to the surface 
some disturbing facts about its 
monetary infrastructure. It 
seems that the university is dis- 
tinctly behind most of its peers 
in respect to financial stability. 
To quote from the report itself, 
"With respect to its academic 
peers, Oglethorpe falls far 
short in each resource cat- 
egory. With respect to its re- 

lows: programs for integrat- 
ing the liberal arts and the 
American city (a commitment 
to linking the Atlanta commu- 
nity and the classroom); uni- 
versity college programs (a 
commitment to delivering 
high-quality educational pro- 
grams in the liberal arts to non- 
traditional students); active 
and collaborative learning pro- 
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eral revenues; endowment; to the student center/dining 

new buildings and improve- 
ments in the physical plant; 
growth and development of 
faculty and staff; and enroll- 
ment growth. Each of these 
strategies is detailed as well, 
but deserve a little explanation 
here. The plan proposes an 
increase in the OU operating 
budget from $12,000,000 to 
almost $19,000,000 by the 

hall, and a campus-wide com- 
puter network) that will total 
$24,500,000, of which the 
university believes they will be 
able to secure $ 1 8,000,000 of 
it in gifts and pledges by 1998. 
No precise figures have been 
stated for the growth and de- 
velopment of new faculty, but 
it seems logical for an increase 
see Strategic Planning page 2 

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-On Thursday, No- 
vember 1 1, a resident of Greek 
Row came out to the parking 
lot and discovered that the rear 
window of his vehicle had 
been smashed. There were 
glass shards lying in the seat. 
However, nothing was taken 
from the vehicle. 

- Also on Thursday, No- 
vember 1 1 , a resident of Greek 
Row reported that what ap- 
peared to be a BB gun pellet 
had been fired at his window 
and made a hole in the outer 

-On Wednesday, No- 
vember 17, a student called to 
report that a valuable textbook 
left in the bookshelves of the 
cafeteria had been taken dur- 
ing dinner. 

-On Saturday, Novem- 
ber 20, between 2:10 and2:30 
a.m. an unknown vehicle 
drove through the side vehicle 
gate. The padlock holding the 
gates shut held, but the right 
gate was torn off the hinges. 
Dekalb Police were called to 
file a vandalism report. Forthe 
rest of the night a guard 
blocked the entrance with a 
security vehicle. Maintenance 
used chains to repair the gate 
on Saturday morning so that 
it could be closed but the gate 
was not able to be unlocked for 
regular use for several days as 
it was unstable if opened. 

-On Saturday, Novem- 
ber 20, at 11 :55 p.m.,the Resi- 
dent Director on duty called 
because a former student 
banned from Oglethorpe's 
campus was refusing to leave. 
Security located the student 
and escorted him off campus. 

-F.Y.I. There will con- 
tinue to be 24 Hour Securitty 
throughout the semester 
Break, even on Christmas! ! 

Strategic Planning 

continued from page 1 

proportional to that of the other 
improvements on campus. 
The last major Resource Ini- 
tiative is enrollment, which the 
school hopes to increase from 
1,200 to over 1,500 in the next 
five years. 

All of these programs for 
the future, as well as a exhaus- 
tive financial report are de- 
tailed in the Strategic Plan, 
which can, and should, be 
picked up by all students of 
Oglethorpe University in the 
Community Life office. 

There will be open meet- 
ings held on Thursday, De- 
cember 9, in the conference 
room of Weltner Library to 
discuss this plan with students. 

Comparision of Resources 
Oglethorpe & its Peers 

academic r 



Resource Measure 

A bar graph showing Oglethorpe's financial relationships to its academic and resource 
peers. Graph courtesy of Oglethorpe Administration. 

Heard it through the Grapevine 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

"The Three Ages of 

Man," considered by many 
critics to be Giorgione's redis- 
covered master piece, is on dis- 
play at the Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity Museum through Decem- 
ber 22. Museum hours are 
Tuesday through Sunday, 1 :00 
to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

Terry Cox, Kroger 

General Office Vice-President, 
will speak at Oglethorpe Tues- 
day, December 7, at 4:00 p.m. 
in the Viewing Room of Philip 
Weltner Library on campus. 
The lecture is sponsored by the 
Mack A. Rikard Business 
Lecture Series. Cox's topic 
will be "The 'Perishable' Dy- 
namics of Non-Foods: Com- 
peting in the '90's and the Year 

Cox began his grocery 
career during college and en- 
tered the Kroger Management 
Program immediately upon 
graduation from Ohio State 
University. He has held posi- 
tions of store manager, buyer, 
grocery/drug merchandiser, 
vice-president of merchandis- 
ing and president of Kroger's 
Peyton Division. The lecture 
is free to the public. Call 364- 
8329 for more information. 

The National Library 

of Poetry has announced that 
$12,000 in prizes will be 
awarded this year to over 250 
poets in the North American 
Open Poetry Contest. The 
deadline for the contest is De- 
cember 31, 1993. The contest 
is open to everyone and entry 
is FREE. 

Any poet, whether pre- 
viously published or not, can 

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be a winner. Every poem en- 
tered also has a chance to be 
published in a deluxe, 
hardbound anthology. 

To enter, send ONE 
original poem, any subject and 
any style, to The National Li- 
brary of Poetry, 11419 
Cronridge Dr., P.O. Box 704- 
ZT, Owings Mills, MD 2 1 1 17. 
The poem should be no more 
than twenty lines, and the 
poet's name and address 
should appear on the top of the 

page. Entries must be post- 
marked by December 31, 
1 993 to be considered eligible. 

A note of thanks goes 

out to the brothers and pledges 
of Chi Phi for their annual as- 
cent to the top of the Lupton 
Bell tower to put up the 
Oglethorpe Christmas tree. 
Many people braved stagger- 
ing heights and staggering 
winds to accomplish this feat. 



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By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Kim Jones' plea for 

everyone to do something here 
on campus struck a chord with 
me. As an editor, I know the 
frustration of trying to moti- 
vate people to write, to come 
to meetings, to do anything 
around here. Ms. Jones also 
noted that this apathetic atti- 
tude was especially out of 
place at a liberal arts univer- 
sity - where are our liberals? 
So today, I'm going to do 
something liberal. I'm going 
to stand up for the most mo- 
ronic duo in history - Beavis 
and Butthead. 

In case you've been 
trapped in a biosphere project 
or something and don't al- 
ready know, Beavis and 
Butthead are cartoon charac- 
ters with an incredibly popu- 
lar show on MTV. The pair 
represent every disgusting, vile 
and repulsive aspect of Ameri- 
can male adolescents from the 
tendency to turn every conver- 
sation into a sexual reference 
to a fascination with all bodily 
functions. By the show's own 
admission, Beavis and 
Butthead are sarcastic, lazy, 
ignorant and sexist. They are 
also one other thing (at least 
to most of my generation and 
MTV viewers) — they are 

The reason Beavis and 
Butthead are so funny is be- 
cause they've hit the nail on 
the head — with a little TV- 
style exaggeration, of course. 
How many of us suffered 
through junior high with a 
couple of grossly adolescent 
psychotics giggling idiotically 
in the background. Watching 
Beavis and Butthead is like 

watching my 17 year old 
brother and his friends, as my 
mother would say, "rude, 
crude, and socially unaccept- 
able." But are Beavis and 
Butthead dangerous? This is 
now the question. 

One characteristic 
Beavis and Butthead share 
with most children and young 
adults is a flair for flame. They 
play with matches and 1 ighters, 
chant "Fire! Fire!" when fire 
is shown on a video (their fa- 
vorite pastime), and ignite the 
most unlikely concoctions. 
Lately, this has gotten them in 
trouble not in TVland, but in 
the all too real world. It seems 
that this year, like every year, 
several children have acciden- 
tally or intentionally caused 
fires in their homes. In at least 
two cases, these fires have 
claimed the lives of other chil- 
dren. Naturally, the culprits 
are the destructive duo them- 
selves — Beavis and 
Butthead. Suddenly, they are 
in danger of being yanked off 
the air and have already been 
removed from prime time 

First let me say that I am 
not making light of these trag- 
edies; I doubt there is much 
that is harder in this world than 
to come to terms with the death 
of a young, innocent child. 
However, are we really going 
to pawn off our responsibility 
for raising our children on tele- 
vision cartoons? First of all, 
kids have always loved to play 
with fire. Kids have always 
loved to use bad language, 
watch dirty movies and pick 
their noses — just like Beavis 
and Butthead. This is a case 
of art imitating life, not the 
other way around. This is ex- 
actly the reason Beavis and 

Butthead are so funny and, at 
the same time, frightening. 
The show is demonstrating 
exactly what will happen if we 
continue letting the media 
raise the next generation. The 
answer is not to get these de- 
viants offthe air, it's to get their 
real-life counterparts out from 
in front of the TV. 

Let's suppose for a mo- 
ment that the boys who started 
the house fires had never 
thought of such a thing before 
watching the show. After all, 
one of the arsonists was only 
four or five years old. There 
is a simple solution. MOM, 
THE TV! What the hell is a 
preschooler doing watching 
MTV and playing with butane 
lighters? Anything he wants, 
it would seem. Where was his 
mother — the woman who 
blames Beavis and Butthead? 
Why wasn't she reading to 
him, playing in the park, or 
watching an appropriate 
children's show with him? I 
used to come down on my par- 
ents pretty hard for censoring 
what I watched Now I under- 
stand why they sheltered me, 
and I am grateful. Parents 
should look at the example 
they set for their children be- 
fore placing the blame else- 
where. My brother had a few 
pyromaniacal urges when he 
was young, but he's no 
Butthead, and the credit lies 
with my parents, not some 
Neilsen family. Taking Beavis 
and Butthead off the air will 
only deprive adults of the right 
to waste their minds as they see 
fit. But someone should be 
watching the children — as 
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By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

This edition's profile 
focuses on a familiar name 
around campus rather than a 
new one, Dr. Amerson. 
Malcolm Amerson has been a 
part of Oglethorpe for 25 
years, serving for 12 years as 
Dean of the College and ever 
since as a professor of biology. 
This semester Amerson 
teaches Human Biology and 
General Biology in addition to 
Science Seminar. Science 
Seminar serves as a sort of 
capstone class where students 
hear lectures and present pa- 
pers; this semester cosmology 
is the theme. Dr. Amerson be- 
lieves the class gives students 
practical experience in re- 
search and public speaking 

It is no secret that Dr. 
Amerson is a favorite with stu- 
dents, and the feeling seems to 
be mutual. When asked what 
has kept him here for over two 
decades, he quickly responds, 
"Oh, the students,... They're 
wonderful folks." Amerson 
also notes that students - not 
just at Oglethorpe, but every- 
where - have changed since the 
sixties. The "hippy genera- 
tion" has given way to what he 
sees as a more conservative, 
job-oriented student body. Dr. 
Amerson has also seen a 
change or renovation in virtu- 
ally every building on campus 
during his time here. In fact, 
during his first years here his 
office was in Lowry Hall, bet- 
ter known as the library, where 
the circulation desk is now. 

Outside of class. Dr. 
Amerson enjoys sports of all 
types, especially hunting, bas- 
ketball, and football. He also 
plays the role of family man 
to his wife, son, and daughter 
Jennifer, an O.U. graduate. 
Dr. Amerson 's good humor 
and easy-going manner have 
made him a great asset to both 
Oglethorpe and its students - 
here's to another 25 years! 

How to deal with stress during finals 

By Trish Hinton 

Stress— it can cause 

damage ranging from head- 
aches and anxiety to heart 
problems and nervous condi- 
tions. How do we deal with 
stress? And which ways are 
best? As college students, a 
tremendous amount of stress is 
put on us each and every day, 
but, as most of us have experi- 
enced, nothing that compares 
to Final Exam time! 

We are asked to spew 
back the information that we 
barely crammed in before a 
test from six weeks ago. We 
study all night hopingto retain 
just one more pertinent fact. 
At a time when the amount of 
stress demands more rest than 
ever, we deprive our bodies 
and minds of the only thing it 
craves — sleep. We study 
through dinner, then spend late 
nights in the library or at the 
Waffle House consuming un- 
healthy food. Is there a solu- 
tion to this problem? 

A solution probably 
doesn't exist for most students 
because it would require, as a 
good friend of mine likes to 
say: "Studying a little each 
day." Who wants to study 
when no exam or paper is com- 
ing up anytime soon? But 
something is needed to deal 
with the stress of final exam 

My solution is to find a 
hobby. For those of you who 
know me, I practically live in 
the Bomb Shelter because I 
enjoy shooting pool. I find it 
very relaxing and an excellent 
"study break." Now, this 

doesn't mean that I want all of 
you running down to the Stu- 
dent Center or to Dempsey on 
your study breaks because I 
don "t like having to wa it on the 
table. What this does mean is 
that you should find something 
you enjoy doing that you find 
relaxing. Don't choose any 
activity that strains you men- 
tally (you get enough of that 
from studying). Physical 
strain, as long as it's refresh- 
ing, not tiring, is also good. It 
gets the blood flowing, wakes 
up those weary senses, and 
stimulates the brain. 

The problem with trying 
to overcome final exam stress 

and anxiety is that it can be 
overdone. For example, you 
are on a winning streak. 
You ' ve been undefeated on the 
pool table for thirty minutes 
now. Your break should have 
ended ten minutes ago, but no 
one has taken control of the 
table from you yet. What do 
you do? Oh sure, it's a whole 
lot easier to stay and shoot 
pool, but what happens to 
studying? Say for your break 
you take a nap. Ideally, they 
should be thirty to sixty min- 
utes, but you fall fast asleep, 
hit the snooze button twenty 
times, and wake up fifteen 

minutes before the exam the 
next day. 

Nervous breakdowns 
aren't worth it, trust me. So, 
don't sweat over exams that 
you've studied for as best you 
can. You're probably more 
prepared than you think. This 
semester go into finals relaxed. 
Take breaks at least once ev- 
ery two hours when you study. 
Keep break time, as well as 
nap time, to a minimum. 
Study hard. Take breaks. 
Breathe deep. Ready?... Take 
the test. Go home. See how 
easy a stress free exam can be? 

Good Luck!! 

How to succeed on finals 

By Maria Johnson 

As final exam week 

approaches, the Oglethorpe 
student body has begun a fran- 
tic search for the easy way out. 
If some mind reader listened 
to the communal thought pro- 
cesses going on at Oglethorpe, 
he or she would hear the uni- 
versal question: "How can I 
synthesize the most amount of 
material in the shortest amount 
of time?" Unfortunately, this 
search is always in vain be- 
cause real learning is impos- 
sible without work and a lot of 
time. The process can be made 
much easier, however, by sim- 
ply following a few of the ba- 
sic rules and tips provided by 
your fellow Stormy Petrels. 

Soren Ryland says "start 
early; don't wait until the last 
minute because you'll never 
have enough time to finish it 
all." If you start your study- 
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up cramming all night. Stu- 
dents who have stayed up all 
night studying have been 
known to write gibberish on 
exams that they think makes 
total sense. For instance, on a 
recent Biology exam, a stu- 
dent, when asked to describe 
the difference between a sten- 
tor and an Amoeba, answered, 
"Wine is fine, but whiskey is 
wetter. Suicide is so much bet- 
ter," and he had no idea that 
this was indeed an incorrect 

Another tip, provided by 
Freshman Jeff Pyron, is: 
"Don't fall asleep the night 
before an exam when you 
should be studying because 
that really sucks." Obviously, 
you should not give in to the 
siren-like call of sleep when 
exams loom. Yes, granted that 
sleep is a beautiful beautiful 
gift from God, but it is lethal 
for your grades. If possible, 
practice "power-napping," a 
trick of sleeping for 1 5 min- 
utes, and then waking totally 
refreshed. I have never been 
able to successfully complete 
a power nap because 1 always 
end up waking up three hours 
later to discover that the sun 
has set. I've heard that 
through practice, though, any- 
one can learn to power-nap 
Jeff Pyron also operates under 
a theory concerning REM. 
sleep. Apparently, getting an 
odd number of hours of sleep, 
say three, is better than getting 
and even number like four, 

because of the REM. dream- 
ing patterns. 

Basically, there is no 
way to bypass studying If you 
start to get too stressed out 
about the whole ordeal, then 
take Pauline van Vliet's advice 
and "realize that 30 years from 
now, when you're married and 
have five kids, no one includ- 
ing you cares if you made an 
80 or a 90 percent." The dif- 
ference between a 50 and a 60 
percent is rather major, how- 
ever, so my final study tip is 
this: "If you're reading this 
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Where to go to cram your mind and stomach 

By Will Mullis 

It's late and you are 

starved. You simply can't eat 
any more Ramen noodles or 
Spaghettios and you know ev- 
eryone at Domino's by name. 
Where on earth can the late- 
night crammers go to feed their 
bodies whi le they nourish their 
minds with knowledge. While 
many restaurants extend their 
hours on Fridays and Satur- 
days, a few are available for 
midnight (or later) snacks 
seven days a week. Scrape 
together some dough (or use a 
credit card) and check out 

TWO PESOS— 1895 
Piedmont, Open 24 Hours, 

Where is it? Turn right 
out of O.U. Go down a couple 
of miles and turn left onto 
Lenox Road. Pass under 1-85. 
Stay on this road (now 
Cheshire Bridge) and go past 
a dozen or so lingerie model- 
ing parlors. Don't be tempted. 
Cheshire Bridge dead-ends 
into Piedmont. Two Pesos is 
on the comer. 

What to expect — Prices 
are reasonable on good 
nachos, burritos, tacos, fajitas, 
combo plates, and $.99 
margaritas, what more can you 

ask for? Also Video games, 
free refills on soda, cool decor. 
There is also a serve yourself 
bar with salsa, peppers, onions, 
pico de gallo, and more. 

Who will you see? ■ — 
O.U. super jocks Lu Green 
and Will Corum, people who 
just can't get enough Mexican. 

everywhere, Open 24 Hours. 

Where are they? — 
Where isn't there a Waffle 
House? You can go the new 
one in front of the Brookhaven 
Malta station but I personally 
prefer the one that you turn left 
out of O.U. and is a couple of 
miles down on the right Why? 
Partially loyalty and besides 
it's the only one where you can 
see Michael Hawks and Neal 
Bryant sing along with "I'm 
proud to be an American" as 
they stand in their seats. 

What to expect — rea- 
sonable prices on good eggs 
and bacon, waffles, coffee, 
burgers, and hash browns with 
everything imaginable on 
them, including the infamous 
Bert's chili. Usually very 
friendly and prompt service. 

Who will you see? — 
My favorite location (see 
above) is the safest place in 
Atlanta as there are always at 
least 2-3 police officers drink- 
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waitresses. Be on the lookout 
for Neal and Hawks. 

5295 Buford Hwy. Open un- 
til 3 a.m. 457-6788. 

Where is it? Go left out 
of O.U. Go down to Chamblee 
Dunwoody road and turn 
right. When you hit Buford 
Hwy., turn left. First China is 
down on the right. 

What to expect — deli- 
cious Chinese food, either 
eaten inside in the nice dining 
room or taken home. Good 
service by the wait staff, even 
ifh's 2:30 a.m. The soups and 
steamed pot stickers are good 
as are the entrees such as Beef 
or Chicken War Bar, Shrimp 
with lobster sauce, Mongolian 
Beef, Golden Crown Veg- 
etable Delight, General Tso's 
Chicken, and everything else. 
The atmosphere is nice and 

Who will you see? — 
the ultimate badge of authen- 
ticity for any Chinese restau- 
rant, Chinese customers. Also, 
Americans who have discov- 
ered the place. 


MEZZO — 1845 Peachtree, 
open until at least 2 a.m. 

Where is it? — turn right 
out of Oglethorpe. Stay on 
Peachtree past Lenox and all 
the bars, go a few more miles 
and it's on the left. Go there 
once and you're hooked! ! 

What to expect — Beau- 
tiful music, an incredible va- 
riety of extraordinary desserts, 
a full selection of coffees, 
espressos, cappuccinos, li- 
queurs, Italian sodas, and com- 
plete bar. "Dessert tours," 
where the dessert person will 
describe all 25-35 succulent 
desserts on display are avail- 
able on request. 

Who will you see? — 
Yuppies galore, people return- 
ing from theater performances, 
Oglethorpe students who have 
saved their pennies. 

3009 Buford Hwy. Open un- 
til at least 1 :30 a.m. 

Where is it? — Tum 
right out of O.U. and then left 
onto North Druid hills. Tum 
left when you hit Buford Hwy. 
Applebee's is on the right. 

What to expect — Al- 
most everyone can find some- 
thing they like at Applebee's. 
There are great salads, sand- 
wiches, and appetizers, as well 
as steaks and other full din- 
ners. Particularly good are the 
riblet and chicken finger bas- 
kets. There are also daily spe- 
cials on food as well as drink 
specials. The atmosphere is 
lively, the wait staff is friendly, 
and the decor is super. 

Who will you see? — 
just about everybody, 
Applebee's is a melting pot for 
all sorts of Atlantians. 

KRYSTAL — 2068N. 
Druid Hills, Open 24 hours. 

Where is it? — Go right 
out of O.U Turn left onto 
North Druid Hills, cross over 
Buford Hwy and it's on the 

What to expect — The 
famous Krystal burgers and 
the more recent addition, com 
pups. For those unfamiliar 
with Krystal, they are small 
square burgers with onions, 
mustard, and pickle. While 

Krystals aren't exactly great 
for your digestive system, they 
are inexpensive and will fill 
you up. Krystal also had good 
thick chocolate shakes. 

Who will you see? — 
Oglethorpe students who have 
scraped together $1.97 in 
change from under their sofa 

— 1725 Peachtree Rd. Open 
24 hours. 

Where is it? — just past 
Cafe Intermezzo, in other 
words, turn right and go until 
you see it. 

What to expect — IHOP 
is where to go if you are look- 
ing for a place that features a 
full menu of breakfast, lunch, 
and dinner items. However, it 
is questionable if you should 
go this far when similar fare is 
available at the nearby Waffle 

Who will you see? — 
Those trying to recover from 
severe over-indulgence in 
Buckhead before they go home. 

Top Five Ways to 
Relieve Stress 

5. Making hand critters in the spotlights in front of Hearst and 

Lupton (Lyndra Givens). 

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"Addams Family Values" proves to be better 

By Will Mullis 

At the beginning of 

"Addams Family Values," 
Gomez emerges from the de- 
livery room and proudly pro- 
claims to his anxiously wait- 
ing family "It's an Addams! !" 
That's right, the madcap 
Addams family has returned. 
Following on the heels of the 
highly successful first film, 
"Addams Family Values" is a 
better film in nearly every way 
than its predecessor. The hu- 
mor has become both sharper 
and darker since the frantic 
antics of the first film. 

As the story unfolds, 
poor lonely Uncle Fester 
(Christopher Lloyd) yearns to 
have a family like his brother 
Gomez (Raul Julia). Addi- 
tionally, Morticia (Angelica 
Huston), after having her third 
child, the adorable baby 
Pubert, decides she wants to be 
a 90s woman and have a ca- 
reer to go along with her lov- 
ing family. Accordingly, they 
decide to hire a nanny to watch 
over Baby Pubert, and keep 
him safe from his murderously 
jealous siblings. After a series 
of nannies is unsuccessful in 
taming Wednesday and 
Pugsley, the insanely cheerful 
Debbie Jellinsky (Joan 
Cusack) enters and wins the 
job. Uncle Fester is, of course, 
enamored with this beautiful 
addition to the macabre home 
and woos her like only an 
Addams can. When Pugsley 
and Wednesday begin to sus- 
pect her of being the infamous 
"Black Widow Bride" Debbie 
realizes her only chance is to 
send them away to summer 
camp so that they can not in- 
terfere with her nefarious 
plans. It is at this summer 
camp for the young, rich, and 
blond, where Wednesday and 
Pugsley are forced to submit 
to all sorts of indignities before 
their spectacular triumph The 
camp sequences are probably 
the most humorous of the en- 
tire film. 

Joan Cusack is a wel- 
come addition to the cast, who 

all returned for "Values." Her 
character, particularly when 
interacting with Morticia pro- 
vides some great comic scenes. 
Raul Julia and Angelica 
Huston are again marvelous, 
as is Christina Ricci, who has 
the best dead-pan line delivery 
of any actor around. David 
Krumhoitz, another addition 
for "Values," does an excellent 
job as the kindred spirit who 
has a summertime romance 
with Wednesday. 

As in the first film, all the 
sets are elaborately horrific 
and therefore perfect for the 
Addams family. The horror on 
Morticia 's face when she ex- 
amines Debbie's pastel-deco- 
rated home is truly hilarious. 
The only major criticism that 
can be made about the film is 
that its plot and subplots are 
remarkably similar to those of 

the first film: a greedy stranger 
in the house, summer camp 
memories, a dazzling dance 
number, etc. Of course, who 
can blame director Barrv 

Sonnenfeld and producer Scott 
Rudin for emulating a movie 
that was such a financial suc- 
cess. However, the test audi- 
ence I viewed the film with 

was comprised of various ages 
and all seemed to heartily en- 
joy it, laughing throughout. I 
would definitely urge anyone 
who liked the first film to see 
this superior sequel 

Gomez (Raul Julia) has his nanas full keeping baby Pubert out of mischief in "Addams 
Family Values." photo by Melinda Sue Gordon 

Gay and Lesbian films showcased 

By Will Muilis 

The Fifth Annual Gay 

and Lesbian Film Festival was 
showcased at the Plaza The- 
ater in Midtown from Novem- 
ber 1 2th to the 2 1st It boasted 
of "showing the best of Gay 
and Lesbian film and video on 
two screens over 10 days." 
The Festival, which was spon- 
sored by SAME (the South- 
eastern Arts and Media Edu- 
cation Project) and the South- 
ern Voice newspaper, is now 
the fifth largest in the United 
States, and is in Atlanta every 
November. When questioned 
about the Festival's purpose, 
Jeffery Layman, of the Board 
of Directors of SAME, said 
that it is "To bring films that 
would otherwise not be shown 
in the Atlanta area." He went 
on to explain that all of the 
films are independently made 
and are usually not major the- 
atrical releases because they 
often find it difficult to sign 
with major film distributors. 
The Festival is truly an inter- 
national one. Films were 
shown from Israel, Asia, Af- 
rica, Canada, Germany, 

France, and the Netherlands, to 
name a few. 

Contrary to what you 
might think, very few of the 
films were sexual in nature. 
Instead most of the films fo- 
cused on documentary histo- 
ries, short skits, relationships, 
the fight for equal rights, and 
homosexual parents. In the 
words of Mr. Layman, "Each 
film in some way celebrates 
the spirit and diversity of the 
Gay and Lesbian community." 
One film that has achieved 
some notoriety this year is Paul 
Yule's "Damned in the USA" 
This film, which was slated to 
be distributed throughout the 
country, was made by Yule 
who was originally doing a 
documentary on the National 
Endowment for the Arts fund- 
ing controversy for British TV. 
Yule interviewed many people 
on both sides of the New 
World Order "Culture War" 
that he discovered here in the 
United States. However, the 
film is still tied up in litigation, 
as Donald Wildmon, president 
of the American Family Asso- 
ciation, decided after being in- 
terviewed, that his own com- 
ments put him in a very unflat- 
tering light. So far the film had 

only been able to be shown on 
Public Television. 

Another film shown, 
which may still be released by 
a major distributor, was "One 
Nation Under God." This 
film, which was both hilarious 
and frightening, was a docu- 
mentary about the right wing 
religious groups that have tried 
to "cure" homosexuals. The 
film begins and continually 
returns to the story of Gary and 
Michael. These two men, who 
together co-founded the larg- 
est conversion organization, 
Exodus International, and then 
married and had children, later 
fell in love with each other and 
denounced the movement as a 
sham. Also featured was the 
historian Martin Duberman, 
author of "Cures: A Gay 
Man's Odyssey," who for most 
of his life struggled to change 
his sexuality which he was told 
was a defect before learning to 
accept and respect himself. 
Frightening images are juxta- 
posed in the film which reveal 
that the overall methods 
(mainly fear and unrealistic 
promises ofheterosexual bliss) 
used by those claiming to cure 
homosexuals have changed 
little over the years. Homo- 

sexuals in the past ( 1 940s and 
50s) were subjected to shock 
treatments and nausea drugs. 
Absurd educational methods 
of that time featured psychol- 
ogy professors and other "ex- 
perts" that taught their stu- 
dents that homosexuality was 
simply a sick disorder that was 
caused by mothers "who love 
too much," and could be cured 
with treatments like those 
above or "orgasmic reorienta- 
tion." It is quite shocking 
when these black and white 
images are repeatedly con- 
trasted with interviews from 
the present generation of 
groups practicing "reparative 
therapy," such as Love in Ac- 
tion and the still existing Exo- 
dus International. Both of 
these organizations have used 
fear of AIDS and promises of 
nonexistent cures for AIDS to 
increase their numbers. The 
film also uncovers the fact that 
most of the counselors in these 
modem organizations have no 
psychological training for the 
counseling they do. "One Na- 
tion Under God" is recom- 
mended to be seen when it is 
released as a good bit of it is 
very funny while all of it is 
extremely interesting. 

Page 7 /The Stormy Petrel/becember 8, 1993 


By Bridget Cecchini 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Well, we have FI- 
NALLY moved into our soror- 
ity house. We would like to 
say hello to all of our neigh- 
bors in the Greek Village and 
invite everyone to come by and 

Besides, moving into the 
house, we have been quite 
busy lately. Tri Sigma would 
like to welcome our newest 
member Tracy Hicks and look 
forward to her initiation next 
semester. On November 20, 
we initiated our new members 
in the early hours of the morn- 
ing. We all ended up wishing 
we had slept a little more Fri- 
day night but were every 
happy to have initiation in the 
new house. New Member 
awards were given out as fol- 

lows: Shannon Beehan-Most 
Spirited. Glennis Grimwood- 
Most Scholarly, Megan 
McMurray-Outstanding New 
Member, Jenifer Lynen's 
group-Best Crew, and Hope 
LeBeau-Honor Initiate. Con- 
gratulations to all of our new 

Our Alumnae Brunch 
was a success with both young 
and old Sigmas combining tal- 
ents to decorate our house for 
Christmas. Everything was 
beautiful for our annual 
Christmas party. Sigmas and 
their dates welcomed in the 
holiday season with festive 
music and food. The center of 
attention, however, was the 
mistletoe. Thanks to Shalini 
for getting us such cool flan- 
nel boxers. 

Good luck to everyone 
on finals and we hope you 
have a restful holiday break. 


By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

After a semester of 

homelessness, Chi Omega has 
finally been able to move into 
theirhouse. We are still work- 
ing on furniture, but most ev- 
eryone has gotten settled in. 
The eight girls living in the 
house are Shannon Gebhardt, 
Melissa Lamar, Angie 
Dickerson, Lisa Ledbetter, 
Julie Franek, Meta Swain, 
Melissa King, and Jennifer 
Trevisan. Last week the Chi 

Omega's enjoyed exchanging 
Secret Santa gifts. At our 
Christmas Formal last Satur- 
day night the sisters found out 
who the gracious gift-givers 
were! The Formal was from 
9 to 12 at the home of 
Stephanie Mannis. Friday we 
had a party to decorate our 
Christmas tree. As the semes- 
ter comes to a close, so does 
our pledging. The pledges 
(and sisters!) can look forward 
to the beginning of next semes- 
ter when our initiation will fi- 
nally take place! 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Delta Sigma Phi is still 

alive and well. We are pres- 
ently looking forward to our 
Christmas Semi-Formal which 
is on December 1 1 . That's 
about all we have scheduled 
until next semester. Our vol- 
leyball teams are good, bad, 
ugly, and apathetic. Delta Sig 
1 is finally beginning to play 
consistently well, at last Some 
of the brothers and pledges 
gathered during the Thanks- 

giving Holidays for a little 
shin-dig. Dave was really 

We would like to con- 
gratulate Nick Kricos who was 
recently elected our new presi- 
dent. We would also like to 
thank Dave Sabel for spend- 
ing numerous waking hours 
precisely designing and setting 
up our wonderful Christmas 
Tree. There you go Dave, are 
you happy, your name is in the 
newspaper (twice). 

Well, that about covers 
everything. Happy Holidays 
and Hail Echton. 


By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

The brothers of 

Kappa Alpha welcome our 
new neighbors the sisters of 
Sigma Sigma Sigma and the 
sisters of Chi Omega to the 
Greek Village. We share your 
excitement and enthusiasm in 
finally occupying your houses 
and look forward to the good 
times we will all share in the 

Having had a great time 
at our Christmas Party on the 
evening of December 3, we at 
KA are now beginning to con- 
centrate on the upcoming ex- 
ams. May God be with us! 

The pledge class has 
completed all of their tests and 
are awaited the administering 
of the final exam. We at KA 
are happy to announce that all 
thirteen men have made it to 

this juncture and look to be- 
come full members on Janu- 
ary 28, 1994. Congratulations 
pledges on all that you have 
achieved. The brothers are 
proud of you and look forward 
to welcoming you into our 

This has been a tremen- 
dously successful semester for 
Kappa Alpha. We extend our 
thanks to all of you who sup- 
ported us and believed in our 
ability to re-establish KA's 
position as a force in both the 
Greek system and the larger 
university community. 

In closing, we would 
wish luck to everyone on their 
exams and express our hope 
that this holiday season is a 
happy one. We look forward 
to seeing you all at KA's Safe 
Sex, Sixties, and Apocalypse 
Now parties in the Spring. 
Until then. . . 


By Jason Arikian 
Chi Phi 

We at Chi Phi are 

finding ourselves entering the 
month of December with 
mucho, mucho, things done, 
and even more things planned. 
The tenth of this month marks 
our annual Christmas party. 
We are sure that it will be a 
time to remember. We are also 
still basking in the glow of our 

newly renovated downstairs. 
Thanks to the diligent efforts 
of our housing corp. Chair- 
man Jon Rawls, we now have 
a brand new bar to go along 
with our new blue and black 
paint job. We have more (mi- 
nor) things planned for Greek 
Village beautification, but I'll 
keep those on the Q.T. 

In any event keep work- 
ing hard and playing hard and 
we'll do the same, we swear! 


By Jason Fisher 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

As Christmas break 

approaches and the semester 
winds down, we at Sigma Al- 
pha Epsilon are busy prepar- 
ing for final exams and trying 
to have a fun end to Fall 1993. 
The athletic and social calen- 
dars are still full. There are 
social events yet to plan and 
volleyball games hopefully yet 
to win. 

We have had a very en- 
joyable semester from a social 
standpoint. Our most recent 
event was the Fall Formal at 

the Westin Peachtree Plaza 
which was enjoyed by all who 
attended. Also the pledges are 
busy planning the traditional 
Dead Day Party, so be look- 
ing forward to that event on 
Monday, December 13. 

The volleyball teams of 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon are fol- 
lowing in our football success. 
Gold has rolled to a 14-0 
record and the regular season 
title in Division I. In Division 
II, the pledge team, White, has 
looked impressive going 12-2. 
Purple has also been success- 
ful, posting a 10-6 mark. Ev- 
eryone keep studying and have 
a Merry Christmas! 


Kevin Benefield 
Greek Editor 

This being my last col- 
umn of the semester, I feel im- 
pelled to express my concerns 
regarding our first Christmas 
in the Village. Most impor- 
tantly, to the sisters of Chi 
Omega, whether you've been 
naughty or nice won't much 
matter if Santa can't get past 
the security system. Think 
about it and please don't leave 
any firearms lying around. I'd 
hate for Muffin to gun down 
Old St. Nick while he was do- 
ing his thing. I hope that the 
sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma 
get everything they need for 
the much-talked-about 
'room. ' I believe a mirrored 
disco ball is in order. I'll check 
with Schram. To the brothers 
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon: I 
sincerly hope that Santa isn't 
feeling at all mischievious 
when he reaches your house 
because if he harnassed up 
Dasher and Dancer and the 
rest of the gang I doubt the big 
cat would have a prayer. I just 
hope if so heinous an act were 
committed by the old man that 
he'd know to use nylon cable 
and not rope. I'd sure hate to 
see Blixen maimed It's regret- 
table that Chi Phi had to re- 
move their letters from the 
roof. I worry now about the 
possibility of a mix-up 'cause 
I know you guys have no use 
for the gun rack and flannel 
shirt that Santa promised Clay 
and I really don't know what 
we'd do with lipstick and 
handcuffs. Let's keep our fin- 
gers crossed guys. To the 
brothers of Delta Sigma Phi: 
I implore you not to make the 
pledges steal, paint, or in any 
way damage the sleigh. God 
knows it might appear funny 
to you, but these juvenile acts 
of vandalism must cease. That 
ju9t about does it for me. 
Merry Christmas to all and to 
all a good night! 

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Dunn's Christmas Carol, and other weirdness 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Generally Confused Person 

Santa Claus said he 

was sick of reading all of my 
columns so he decided he'd 
help me out a little. He's al- 
most through delivering toys, 
but he suggested I get this 
poem printed as a hint of things 
to come... 

Christmas at Oglethorpe 

I'm flying around over At- 

Haven't got much more to do.. 
Left all the good stuff for 
But I have some left for OU... 

Since hoops season is all 

cranked up... 

I'll leave a conference title for 

And when they go out to cel- 
I'll put a deck on Taco Mac... 

And there will be more cover- 
age for volleyball.. 
This year it was the worst... 
Though they had three make 
second team.. 

We all know they should 've 
been first... 

What about Coach Bob's run- 
ning teams?. 

You 'd think they'd print some- 
thing large... 

The last time they lost a dual 
I think Ronald Reagan was in 


And we'll leave the tennis 

coach on campus... 

For his pocket book nothing 

could be finer... 

But ifhe loses anymore female 


We'll be shipping him to South 


I'll bring good luck to the 
baseball program, 
For I think the new coaches are 

Why shouldn't they win base- 
ball games 

Just because they don't rant 
and rave like Pete? 

And the women's soccer pro- 
gram will still move up... 

They've improved by miles 

and yards.. 

The men w.ill regain their old 

pace.. . 

Because I 've taken the refs red 


And I'll never forget women's 


But there are so many things 

to consider... 

They will go over .500 this 


But I just can't make them any 


As for Edmund, he gets a new 


Keep taking care of Billy 

Popp's grass... 

Ward Jones keep helping them 

with stats, 

And Brooke and Sam, find 
your way to class! 

Meredyth Grenier, she gets a 

new laugh, 

It sometimes drives me to 


She'll have a great year of 


And in the process will age 

Brenda by years... 

Good luck to all you folks, 

Hope your Christmas is all but 


And if you keep being good 


I might even drop off a new 



Santa Stud Claus, 



Volume 69, Issue 7 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

February 3, 1994 


Page 4 


Page 6 

Died at 

Page 7 

Batman returns 

Page JO 

News: 2 

Editorials: 3-5 

Features: 6-7 

Organizations: 8 

Greeks: 9 

Comics: 12-13 
Sports: 14-15 

Security: 2 
Grapevine: 2 
Open Line: 4 

Profile: 6 
Grapevine: 11 

Historical focus for Oglethorpe Day 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

On the morning of 

Thursday, Feburary 10, 1994, 
students, faculty, administra- 

tions." The theme of this 
Oglethorpe Day is "Died at 
Gettysburg: The Life and De- 
mise of Old Oglethorpe." A 
piece by the same title, written 
by the Registrar, Paul Hudson, 

Hetherington and members of 
The Playmakers. Next will be 
music of the period performed 
by the University Singers. Fol- 
lowing both of these, Donald 
Stanton will deliver his 



One 'half mile west of this point is the site 
of old Oglethorpe University established the Hopewell Presbytery in 1835. Its first 
president. Carlisle P. Beman. was succeeded in 
1841 by Samuel K. Talmadoe. In 1861 students 
and faculty entered Confederate service, 
among them Sidney Lanier. Classes were 
suspended in 1863. and the buildings used 
as a Confederate hospital. Reopening in 1366 
the college succumbed to economic crises. 
closing in 1869. Two noted professors were 
Dr. Joseph Le Conte. famous scientist, and 
Dr. James Woodrow. probably the first teacher 
in Georgia to hold the Ph. D. degree. 

The Georgia state historical market that once marked the grounds of the original Oglethorpe 
campus. During Oglethorpe Day, there will be a campaign for each person to donate one 
dollar toward restoring this marker to Its original place. Photo courtesy of Donald Moore 

appears on page 7 to give a Oglethorpe Day 

tors, and friends of Oglethorpe 
University will gather in 
Lupton Auditorium to hear the 
convocation speech that will 
officially open "Oglethorpe 
Day 1994." 

Oglethorpe Day, as ex- 
plained by Dean Donald 
Moore is a time for those close 
to the University to "reflect on 
our history, examine our heri- 
tage, and renew our tradi- 

more detailed history of the old 

The events of this year's 
Oglethorpe Day will include a 
convocation address by Dr. 
Donald Stanton, at 1 1 :00 AM 
in Lupton Auditorium. This 
will be followed by a dramatic 
production based on old 
Oglethorpe at the outbreak of 
the Civil War, featuring Dr. 

Message, in which 
he will announce 
plans to restore the 
Central Hall comer- 
stone memorial now 
located on the At- 
lanta campus, as 
well as to replace the 
historical marker 
that is missing at the 
Midway, Georgia 

Class Schedule for 
Oglethorpe Day 

8:30 AM classes will meet at 8:30 - 9:30 AM. 

10:00 AM classes will meet at 9:45 - 10:45 AM 

12:30 PM classes will meet at 1:15 -2:15 PM 

2:00 PM classes will meet at 2:30 - 3:30 PM 

2:00 PM labs will meet at 2:30 PM 

site of old Oglethorpe. 

At Noon the festivities 
move outside for the "Petrels 
of Fire" Race on the Academic 
Quad. Then, at 12:15 PM 
lunch will be served in the 
Emerson Student Center. 

In addition to the events 
on Thursday, the library will 
be having a week-long exhibi- 
tion to display some of the ar- 
chives of the old campus. The 
exhibit will feature Trustee 
minutes from the early days 
and photographs of the old 
Oglethorpe site. 

One of the major plans 
for Oglethorpe Day is to start 
to raise the money to replace 
and renovate the old historical 
marker on the site of the old 
Oglethorpe campus. The way 
that the school proposes to do 
this is by asking everyone who 
is present at the opening cer- 
emony to donate one dollar to 
this fund. The school consid- 
ers this a small contribution to 
preserve the history of this 

Dr. Hetherington, in historical Confed- 
erate garb, will participate In Oglethorpe 
Day. Photo courtesy of Dr. Hetherington 

Page 2 

February 3, 1994 



By Will MuUis 
Co-Feature Editor 

Heard it through the Grapevine 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

- On Monday, Decem- 
ber 27, a Security officer found 
that the Goslin Math Lab had 
been destroyed by a fire dur- 
ing the night All the equip- 
ment within was ruined. For- 
tunately the lack of windows 
(oxygen) coupled with the fire- 
resistant carpet prevented the 
fire from spreading to the other 
rooms on the 3rd floor. The 
room itself was cleaned and 
painted by maintenance but 
the equipment has yet to be 

- On Wednesday, Janu- 
ary 5th, a member of the 
housekeeping staff reported 
that a bedroom door lock in an 
Upper Quad room had been 
kicked off and that the room 
could not be locked. 

- On Friday, January 
1 4th, it was discovered that the 
glass next to the door of an 
Upper Quad room had been 
smashed and the room entered 
However, nothing appeared to 

- Also on Friday January 
14th, two residents in the Up- 
per Quad reported that their 
VCR had been stolen from 
their room during the night 

- On Sunday, January 
1 6th, a student slipped and fell 
on ice in the Upper Quad. He 
was taken to Northside Hos- 
pital by Security where it was 
discovered he had broken a 
bone in his hand. 

- On Tuesday, January 
18th, two Upper Quad resi- 
dents reported that36 CDs and 
10 CD cases had been stolen 
from their room during the 

. OnFriday January 2 1, 
it was reported that the above 
incident, where glass was 
smashed to enter a room, was 
indeed a robbery. Theresident 
said that a speaker system and 
car alarm worth approxi- 
mately $1300 were stolen 
from his room. 

The Red Cross needs 

your blood!!! Blood levels are 
the lowest they have been in 
five years. The situation has 
gotten so crucial that elective 
surgery is being postponed 
until levels in the blood banks 
rise. You can help save lives. 
Alpha Phi Omega's Spring 
Blood Drive will be on Febru- 
ary 7, from 10:30-3:30 pm. 
You will be ableto donate in 
the comfort of the Emerson 
Student Center and of course 
enjoy the traditional feast of Hi 
•C, Nutter Butters, and 
Cheeze-its afterwards. Giving 
blood is a truly generous act 
that will make you feel that 
you have made a genuine gift 
to your fellow man. And no, 
it isn't painful! The Red Cross 
nurses are all very experienced 
with taking blood painlessly, 
even from first time donors. If 
you have never given blood 
before and are an eligible do- 
nor this is an excellent oppor- 
tunity to start! However, if you 
cannot make the drive on Feb- 
ruary 7 and would still like to 
participate, the main office of 
the Red Cross is on nearby 
Monroe Drive, and can be 
reached by calling 881-9800 
to set up a time. 

Goodwill Industries 

of Atlanta's 14th annual book 

sale will be held at Northlake 
Mall on February 7-13, 1994. 
The sale will be open from 
10:00 am. to 9:30 p.m., Mon- 
day through Saturday, and 
12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 

Over 200,000 titles will 
be available at the Southeast's 
Largest Secondhand Book 
Sale. The majority of the 
books are priced from fifty 
cents to one dollar. Forty cat- 
egories of book will be avail- 
able including mysteries, sci- 
ence fiction, popular novels, 
comics, history, biography, 
cookbooks, paperbacks, col- 
lectibles and books for chil- 
dren. In response to customer 
suggestions, a 20-table special 
section has also been added to 
display all collectible and 
southern-interest books on the 
first day. 

The mega-sale, which 
was named as one of 
February's "Top 20 Events" in 
1992 and 1993 by the South- 
east Tourism Society, draws 
over 40,000 people from the 
U.S. and Canada. 

The book sale benefits 
Goodwill's vocational reha- 
bilitation for people with dis- 
abilities and other barriers to 
employment. For additional 
information or to volunteer, 
call Goodwill at (404) 377- 


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care of eight year old daughter 

of single mom. 

Weekday hours begin at 2:30pm. 

Some weekend work required. 

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University Singers 

Mark Boyt Claire Buzzard, 
Sarah Buzzard, Mark Caprio, 
Rick Hibbets, Kristie Mahan, 
Kent McKay, Jennifer Parks, 
Thomas Taylor, and Katie 
Trucksis represented 

Oglethorpe in the 1993-94 
Georgia All-State Collegiate 
Chorus which performed in 
Savannah on January 29. 

Homecoming is com- 
ing up soon. Check the Fea- 
tures section for more details 
and a calendar of events for the 
entire weekend. 

The Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Museum is currently 
holding an exhibition of Bud- 
dhist and Hindu ceremonial 
art, in a collection called "Tra- 
ditional Nepalese Thangka 
Paintings: by Mukti Singh 
Thapa," on display to March 
27, 1994. 

Thangka paintings are a 
ceremonial art form used in 
Buddhism and Hinduism for 
meditation, prayer and heal- 
ing. They contain richly col- 
ored symbols, often surround- 
ing a large image of the cen- 
tral diety. 

Dr. Stephen Halkovic, 
specialist in Himalayan art and 

culture, will present exhibition 
lectures Wednesday, February 
9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 
20 at 4 p.m. 

The Museum hours are 
Tuesday, Thursday and Sun- 
day, 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday, 
1-7 p.m. Admission is free. 
Call 364-8555 for informa- 

Here is your official 

preview of what will be hap- 
pening musically at O.U. this 

Thursday, February 10, 
1 1 :00 a.m. Oglethorpe Day, 
Lupton Auditorium. The Uni- 
versity Singers will perform 
"Song of the Future." 

Friday, March 4, 8:00 
p.m., Lupton Auditorium. 
Oglethorpe will host "The Cot- 
ton Patch Gospel," a musical 
starring Tom Key. 

Saturday, March 12, 
8:00 p.m., Skylight Gallery. 
The Martha Bishop Early 
Music Consort. 

Sunday, April 10, 4:00 
p.m., Skylight Gallery. The 
Kokopelli Consort. 

Friday, April 29, 8:00 
p.m., Lupton Auditorium, The 
Singers will present their 
spring concert, featuring 
Haydn's "Te Deum" with guest 
accompanist Eleanor Burgin, 
Dr. Stanton's secretary. 


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Page 3 

Hidden aspects (and costs) of the Strategic Plan 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

First of all, I'd like to start 
with a public apology to any- 
one who was at the forum on 
the Strategic Plan. If you do 
not know me, I was the rather 
upset sounding one in the back 

There is a reason to war- 
rant all of this discontent 
though. This reason is the 
"Strategic Planning Committee 
Report: Strategic Initiatives for 
the "Twenty-First Century." 
For those of you unfamiliar 
with the plan, it is the 
University's ideal plan for 
growth and development over 
the next five years. The impor- 
tant word in that statement is 
not growth or development, but 
ideal. In a slightly less than 
ideal setting (such as the real 
world), some relatively major 
gaps appear in the Committee's 
logic, but these I'll get to a little 
bit later. 

Before I go any farther, 
though, I would like to say that 
I am not condemning the idea 
of a comprehensive plan for 
growth, or anything of the sort. 
I believe it was a very forward 
thinking move for the Univer- 
sity to start this, and a daring 
idea to publish the results and 
let them stand against public 
critique. What I am saying, 
however, is that they released 
some financial information that 
I personally would have tried 
to keep well hidden. 

To understand these fi- 
nances, let me attempt to ex- 
plain how the school worded its 
comparisons. The Strategic 
Plan itself compared our fi- 
nances to two major groups, 
those called our academic peers 
(schools under 2000 enroll- 
ment, listed as either "Highly 
Competitive" or "Very Com- 
petitive" by Barron's, and hav- 
ing a percentage of faculty with 
terminal degrees within phis or 
minus 7.5% of Oglethorpe's 
[i.e. 88% and above]) and those 
called our resource peers (ba- 
sically schools within the same 
financial bracket as Oglethorpe 
[for a complete breakdown of 
this, go by Community Life and 
ask for a copy. It makes very 
interesting reading]). Among 
our academic peers are schools 
like Rhodes, University of the 
South, and Hobart & William 
Smith. On the other extreme, 

among our resource peers are 
schools like Ripon (Wiscon- 
sin), Rockford (Illinois), and 
Lebanon Valley (apparently 
somewhere in Pennsylvania). 
As you might be able to see, 
these schools are not gener- 
ally considered strong aca- 
demic powerhouses. Now 
that that's out of the way, let's 
talk about finances. 

The best place to look 
to see the deteriorating finan- 
cial base of this school is the 
endowment. In comparison 

follows the same pattern - less 
than 25% of that of our aca- 
demic peers. But there is more 
to this school than just money, 
you say. I agree. Let's talk 
about students and faculty. 

According to the 1990- 
1991 statistics (which are the 
only ones that the school pro- 
vided comparative data for), 
Oglethorpe had 41 full time 
staff, and 729 full time under- 
graduate. Our academic peers 
were at 111 and 1335 respec- 

End EGR Plant Gift Endlc FacU-qrad 

Graph of comparative resources among Oglethorpe (front 
line) and its Resource (second line) and Academic (back 
line) Peers, in the catagories of Endowment, Educational 
and General Revenue, Physical Plant, Gifts to the school, 
Income from Endowment (all in millions of dollars), FullTime 
Faculty (x10), and Full Time Undergraduates (xi 00). 

Information courtesy of Oglethorpe Administration. 

to both of the above catego- lively, and our resource were 

ries, our endowment is abys- 
mally low. There is really no 
other way to say it. Our aca- 
demic peers average $85.1 
million, our resource peers, 
$13.5 million. "What is 
ours?," you ask. $9.8 mil- 
lion. No, I didn't miss any 
decimal places. That's it, 
that's all of it. Slightly un- 
der 73% of our resource 
peers, and less than 12% of 
our academic peers. For any- 
one out there who is numeri- 
cally challenged, that is 
wait, there's more. 

Also included in this 
spectacular deal (remember, 
for a limited time, only 
$5,999 per semester) is a 
physical plant (libraries, 
classrooms, student centers, 
athletic facilities) that is ex- 
actly one third that of our aca- 
demic peers. The amount of 
gifts coming into the school 

at 59 and 721. These numbers 
may not say a whole lot, so let's 
look at student-teacher ratios. 
Academic peers, 12 students 
per teacher. Resource peers, 
12.22 students per teacher. 
Oglethorpe, 17.78. Doesn't 
exactly remind me of the fig- 
ures I originally heard about 
this school, but I must have 
been mistaken. 

There are some good 
points brought up in the plan, 
though. Well, okay, maybe 

just some good ideas. These 
center on three major plans for 
the future. The first of these is 
to revamp the curricula 
(again), creating something 
called the University College 
(basically just beefing up the 
night program), and becoming 
more involved with the city of 
Atlanta. Again, for anyone in- 
terested in reading about these 
in their original form, just stop 
by Community Life and ask. 

They plan to have the 
money to do all of this by mys- 
teriously increasing the en- 
dowment (I'm still kind of 
fuzzy about how they intend 
to do this), and increasing en- 
rollment from 1200 to 1500 
by 1998, roughly a 25% in- 
crease. So, what's the first 
thing to think of with a pos- 
sible 300 more students here 
in the next five years? The first 
thing would be housing, as in 
new residence halls. Don't 
worry, it's covered in the plan. 
Actually, over $24 million 
worth of construction is pro- 
posed in the plan, including 
new residence halls, revamp- 
ing Goslin and Emerson, and 
building a new science build- 
ing. The only problem is that 
the plan only accounts for 
about $18 million to be able 
to be spent by 1998. I'm not a 
math major, but I still think 
this leaves us about six million 
short. I sure that the Univer- 
sity will figure it out though. 

So, after housing, what 
is the next major concern for 
these 300 theoretical students? 
My guess would be to expand 
the faculty, considering that 
the full lime faculty here is 
spread thin enough as it is. We 
could handle another 15 full 
time teachers with no enroll- 
ment increase. But I'm sure 
that the University will figure 
this problem out also. Hey, it's 
even written in the plan. "In- 
creased Faculty & Staff." Big, 

bold letters. The only problem 
with increasing faculty and 
staff is that this takes money. 
Money that at the moment we 
don't seem to have. But don't 
worry, it's written in the plan. 
They plan to increase the op- 
erating budget from $12 mil- 
lion to almost $19 million. 
This I could handle, but when 
I saw the phrase "tuition will 
remain the primary source of 
operating income" (page 5), I 
started to get scared. Like 
many other students here, 1 can 
barely afford tuition as it is. So 
I started to look for the 
school's loophole in all of this. 
Guess what I found... 

"Since the primary 
source of EGR is tuition, we 
intend to increase our enroll- 
ment so that we will reach a 
1500 headcount by 1998. At the 
same time, we will increase tu- 
ition by approximately 6% 
each year until 1998." (page 

Direct from the words of 
the plan itself, folks. 6% per 
year. With tuition at basically 
$6,000 a semester now 
($12,000 a year), this would 
be an increase to over $16,000 
per year by 1998. This is over 
$4,000 a year, FOUR THOU- 
you say it, that's one heck of 
an increase for a student body 
that can barely afford to be 
here now. And, just think, this 
is what the school proposes to 
raise enrollment. What would 
they do to lower it? Drop the 

If this has been an unfair 
attack on the administration or 
the Committee itself, I apolo- 
gize. I would like to hear any 
response from the Administra- 
tion (mainly Dr. Stanton, Dr. 
Knott, or Dean Moore), as well 
as students. Remember, this is 
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February 3, 1994 

Shannon Faulkner: pioneer or simply trouble maker? 
Point! CounterPoint! 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

This just in folks: a 

news brief from the Sunday 
edition of the Tampa Tribune. 
January, 16, 1994. "The 
woman who wants to become 
the first female to join the 
Citadel's all-male ranks said 
she got a telephone call from 
Attorney General Janet Reno 
offering her personal support. 
Reno telephoned Shannon 
Faulkner at her parents' home 
on Friday afternoon, Faulkner 
said Saturday. The Justice De- 
partment has already backed 
Faulkner's attempts to join the 
state-supported military's 
corps of cadets." 

You may be wondering 
why 1 take interest in this. 
Well, it had been my under- 
standing that this battle had 
been fought and won with the 
landmark decision Brown vs. 
The Board of Education of 
Topeka, Kansas. There is no 
difference in the Citadel's re- 
fusal to let Ms. Faulkner en- 
roll in classes than when the 
University of Mississippi re- 
fused to let James Meredeth 
attend or when the Little Rock 
Nine had to be escorted to class 
by state troopers. 

I wonder how Judge 
Thomas will decide on this is- 
sue, for we all know how much 
he loves women's rights. I also 
wonder if Judge Thurgood 

Marshall, who was the lawyer 
in the aforementioned Su- 
preme Court case is not spin- 
ning in grave at this turn of 
events. Perhaps he would say 
if he were alive, "Have we not 
heard this before?" 

The Citadel has no legal 
or moral ground on which to 
argue. Their belief that men 
receive a better education 
separated from women be- 
longs in 1894, not 1994. Dr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. 's birth- 
day is being celebrated all over 
the nation, and often his mes- 
sage is thought to be applied 
only to blacks, but that is not 
true. His dream applies to ev- 
eryone, including Shannon 

Petrel's Open Line. . . 

The defining factor: UNDERWEAR! 

By Patrick Fossett 

There is a larger, 

more subtle difference be- 
tween the sexes other than the 
appendages we were born 
with. There's also something 
different in our brains which 
makes us function in ways 
which seem odd to the oppo- 
site sex. For instance,! is rare 
for a female to truly appreci- 
ate the virtues of a four-barrel 
carburetor or the 3 Stooges. 
Males on the other hand. . . 
well I cant think of anything 
we aren't good at offmy head. 
However, one fault will surely 
come to mind. My main point 
is that there are men, and there 
are women, and they are dif- 
ferent. Allow me to demon- 

Women will constantly 
goto stores like Victoria's Se- 
cret and buy all kinds of frilly, 
lacy, pretty things One would 
think that women are really 
into underwear, but such is not 
the case, my friend. It's all a 
big secret Women buy it, then 
hide it away, much to my cha- 
grin. What's the point of buy- 
ing frilly, lacy pretty clothing 
if you're not going to show it 

Men, on the other hand, 
will wear the same pair of 

plain white underwear until it 
disintegrates. It has even be- 
come a fashion statement to 
leave a substantial portion of 
one's underwear band ex- 
posed It's a statement I don't 
care to make because it makes 
me speak in a high voice. Nev- 
ertheless, males show much af- 
fection towards their under- 
wear, never wanting to part 
with it Should a pair develop 
a hole (or a few) it is not worn 
out Oh no! It is merely alter- 
ing its contours to better ac- 
commodate the owner's 
wretchedly expanding poste- 

When a man finds a pair 
that he really likes, he per- 
forms a ritual that has never 
been disclosed until now. It's 
been a closely guarded secret 
which men have kept from 
women for generations. How- 
ever, I feel that the open com- 
munications ultimately will be 
for the good of all. Man will 
set his favorite pairs free to 
graze the floor. What a woman 
thinks is a pair of dirty under- 
wear lying on the floor is re- 
ally a grazing pair that is in- 
stinctively freezing in an at- 
tempt to camouflage itself. 
Grazing underwear feeds on 
carpet lint. It uses the lint to 
repair holes and to enlarge it- 

self A well grazed size 28 can 
grow to a size 36 in about five 
years. This is why men sel- 
dom vacuum because it takes 
away the underwear's food 
supply. It sounds crazy and 
your boyfriend will deny it but, 
ladies, it is the truth. 

What women do with 
ttteir underwear is still a mys- 
tery that eludes men in general, 
but I have a theory. It came to 
me by chance a couple of years 
ago. Two female students 
were stealing all the posters 
out of my dorm room. A 
harmless prank yes, but one 
that wasn't going to get by 
without merciless retaliation. 

First a crack-commando 
unit was assembled and inge- 
niously disguised as a bunch 
of slobbering college men. I 
then suggested we.. .Imean the 
team, get intoxicated to better 
blend in with the surrounding 
wildlife. Our best agent was 
cleverly disguised as my room- 
mate in need of help in Con- 
temporary Lit. 

One of the female 
wrongdoers was fooled into 
letting the agent into her sec- 
ond floor Schmidt dorm room. 
The agent left the door un- 
locked, which the female had 
been regularly locking in fear 
of our retaliation. With blind- 

By Robert Miller 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

On Thursday, January 

20, 1994, the era of an all male 
corps of cadets ended at the 
Military College of South 
Carolina — the Citadel. Since 
the late 1850's, the Citadel 
offered an educational oppor- 
tunity offered only by a hand- 
ful of similar institutions 
across the country. On Janu- 
ary 20 of this year, Shannon 
Faulkner attended her first day 
of class at the Citadel. The 
question that remains unan- 
swered is "Why?" 

If the argument is a logi- 
cal one (as Ms. Faulkner's 
lawyer claims), the answer lies 
in the funding of the Citadel. 
Public funding should not, 
under any circumstances, be 
extended to institutions which 
segregate. Unfortunately, this 
argument is not valid. Every 
school in the United States is 
subsidized by both the state 
and federal government If we 
consider this argument to be 
valid, every all-male, all-fe- 
male, and all-black college in 
the nation would be in viola- 
tion of the Constitution. 

If the argument is an 
emotional one (as the NOW 

claims), a serious constitu- 
tional question is posed. 
Whose rights are more impor- 
tant? The right of Shannon 
Faulkner to attend the Citadel, 
or the rights of males at the 
Citadel to attend an all-male 
institution? Remember all 
those all-female and all-black 

If the argument is a per- 
sonal one in which Shannon 
Faulkner wishes to find out if 
she can handle the military life, 
there are many other institu- 
tions which posses that ability. 
Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, 
Norwich Military Institute, 
and all three service academies 
come to mind. There is also 
at least one southern all-female 
school with an independent 
Corps of Cadets (Mary 
Baldwyn College). 

The matter boils down to 
a group of feminists whichsees 
an opportunity to destroy a 
proud tradition that represents 
an imaginary barrier to equal- 
ity, a tradition which just hap- 
pens to represent the reason 
why this country exists. It is 
sad to note that some radical 
groups live each day of their 
lives with the burden of such 
an imaginary chip on their 

ing speed and ruthless effi- 
ciency, the commando squad 
stormed the room and pilfered 
every pair of panties she had, 
save the ones she was wearing. 
The ill-gotten booty was 
the brought to my room to be 
distributed. Our intent was to 
have as many men possible 
wear her underwear the next 
day. A greatly embarrassing 
situation indeed. The female 
was hot on our trail after she 
was released in relative com- 
fort Soon she was beating on 
our door and screaming like 
someone had gotten murdered. 
Since all our posters had been 
stolen there was nothing to 
cover up our door-window and 
we could clearly see her beat- 
ing and whining, and to be 
honest we were getting sick of 
it. Jon Perry and I each 
stripped down to a pair of her 
underwear and began to ballet 

dance to the Nutcracker Suite 
while eating bowls of Wolf's 
Chili (a substance which is a 
story in itself) in the common 
room. This intensified her 
pounding and screaming It 
could have been the sight of 
two men about to fart (can you 
say fart in the Petrel?) in her 
underwear. But I feel from the 
look in her eye that we had 
stumbled onto a dark secret: 

Women like to dance 
around in their underwear and 
poot away! 

It's the truth, admit it! 
Yet many women have told me 
that women are anatomically 
incapable of such a thing. To 
me this is fascinating because 
men also like to fart in their 
underwear. We just choose to 
do it while watching football, 
drinking beer and eating Fruit 
Loops. There you have it: 
There are men and there are 
women and they are different. 

February 3, 1994 


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By Shannon Montgomery 

As a Christian, I have 

for as long as I can remember 
been an ardent opponent of 
abortion and an ardent sup- 
porter of capital punishment. 
The abortion argument is 
simple enough; a Christian 
reads in the Bible that life be- 
gins at conception. Since the 
value of life is infinitely great 
from the Christian perspective, 
it is wrong and immoral to take 
that life — hence, the belief that 
those who support abortion 
support murder. This argu- 
ment is an old and tired one, 
having been beat around by 
Christians and non-Christians, 
"right-to-life" supporters and 
"right-to-choice" supporters. 
By the same token, the neces- 
sity of capital punishment is 
one of the beliefs that most 
Christians I know maintain. 

I can see in our society 
the effects of a poor criminal 
justice system that rarely (if 
ever) acts as a deterrent to 
crime. With the majority of 
prisoners paroled in less than 
half of their sentenced time, 
major offenders are out on the 
streets in years — often 
months — after being sen- 
tenced. This is if they were 
found guilty and did not es- 
cape through the loopholes of 
our system... if they were even 
found and tried in the first 
place. It would seem logical 
to me that there would be 
fewer murders if murder were 
consistently punished by for- 
feiture of life. In addition to 
that, I value human life so 
highly that I believe the tak- 
ing of another makes one's 
own life forfeit. "Playing 
God" like that is more than 
wrong; it is frightening, and 
people who take it upon them- 
selves to decide who lives and 
who dies should be killed to 
protect the rest of us. Talk of 
"rehabilitation" is nice, but 
how often does it actually 
work? Isn't it true that many 
criminals are repeat offenders 
who have already been 
through the prison system at 

Editor. . . 

. . Christianity? 

least once? I believe that one 
of the basic human rights is the 
right to survival, the power 
over one's own life. In order 
to ensure that right, then 
people who kill should be pun- 
ished with a punishment equal 
to the severity of the crime — 
in this case, forfeiture of life. 

A majority of the US 
population claims to believe in 
God as close to the Christian 
concept of Him, and I share 
such beliefs. As a Christian, 
however, can I reconcile my 
inclination to support capital 
punishment with the Bible? I 
am uncertain. The passages 
that are often used to support 
this belief (the eye-for-an-eye 
passage, etc.) are all found in 
the Old Testament. The Old 
Testament law was very strict 
about murder and a number of 
other sins. We, however, pur- 
port that we are no longer un- 
der the law but under grace. 
The New Testament has a 
much different perspective; 
Christ came to save the sin- 
ners, heal the sick, find the lost. 
If this is true, how can we rec- 
oncile capital punishment with 
the knowledge that God sees 
all of our sin as equally evil? 

Consider the case of 
Saul/Paul. He was a murderer. 
He sought, in fact, the lives of 
Christians. On the way to 
Damascus, the warrant in his 
hand to seize and kill many 
more Christians, Christ 
stopped him. Saul was con- 
verted, became Paul, and 
worked the rest of his life to 

bring Christ to the Gentiles. 
Paul is considered the arche- 
type of the Christian, one who, 
though a vile sinner, found 
grace and redemption through 
the person of Jesus. Jesus, in 
fact, spent the majority of his 
three years of teaching with the 
publicans and prostitutes, the 
"dregs" of society. He did not 
condemn them but lifted them 
up to be his equals — "joint 
heirs" — in the kingdom to 
come. Given the person of 
Christ and the tenets of Chris- 
tianity, do Christians have the 
right to believe in capital pun- 

From a non-Christian 
perspective, many believe it 
unethical to take the life of 
another person regardless of 
the "crimes" they have com- 
mitted. I wonder what these 
humanists propose as deter- 
rent? Others believe that we 
should kill all murderers sim- 
ply as punishment and deter- 
rent. Have they thought 
through the ethical implica- 
tions of taking the life of a hu- 
man being? What do you have 
to say on the subject? I am not 
interested in knowing whether 
capital punishment "works" or 
not, only if it is indeed ethical 
and moral. It is obvious that 
capital punishment works. The 
governments in which it is 
justly implemented have a 
lower murder rate than gov- 
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February 3, 1994 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

This semester ProFile 

will be examining influential 
students around campus. 
Hopefully this will allow us all 
to know a little more about 
who is doing what on campus. 
If you have a suggestion for a 
student you would like to read 
about in this space, please 
drop us a line or call the news- 
paper office - 364-8425. 

The first in line for the 
spotlight this semester is Lu 
Green. Lu is an O.U. junior 
from Jeffersonville, Indiana. 
With a double major in En- 
glish and Asian Studies (an in- 
dividually-planned major), Lu 
is obviously a student who 
loves a challenge. She recently 
obtained an internship with the 
Japan • America Society, an 
organization that assists Japa- 
nese immigrants adjust to the 
United States and American 
culture. However, Lu Green is 
much more than just a student 
here at Oglethorpe - she also 
serves as an O.S.A. junior 
senator and a member of the 
O.U. women's volleyball 

In addition to her official 
responsibilities, Lu finds extra 
ways to help others. She is part 
of the new mentor program, 
through which upperclassmen 
help teach freshman seminar. 
Lu rates the program a suc- 
cess, and notes that freshman 
seminar is now less painful 
than it has been in years past. 
In her rare spare time, Lu en- 
joys traveling and horseback 
riding. Career goals are vague 
at this point, but she is plan- 
ning on graduate school and 
considering a career in jour- 
nalism. With her outstanding 
background at Oglethorpe, we 
are confident that Lu Green 
will be successful no matter 
what her next endeavorr is. 

Oglethorpe celebrates Homecoming 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Next weekend 

Oglethorpe will celebrate its 
homecoming weekend in style. 
The festivities will begin with 
a bonfire Thursday night. The 
next event will be the 
Oglethorpe women squaring 
off against the Hendrix Lady 
Warriors Friday, February 1 1 
at 6:00 p.m., followed by the 
men's game at 8:00 p.m. Sat- 
urday will be a full day begin- 
ning with the Hall of Fame 
Luncheon ($ 1 5 ) at noon in the 
Talmage Room. New mem- 
bers will be inducted into 
Oglethorpe's Hall of Fame, 
and Virlyn Moore will be the 
keynote speaker. This year's 
inductees will be Perrin 
Walker - track (1939), Jack 
Russel - football (1940), Pat 
Stephens, Sr. - basketball 
( 1 927), Pat Stephens - basket- 
ball (1959), Earl L. Shephard 
- basketball (1928), and Alice 
Richardson -tennis (1975). 
Following lunch will be the 
grand opening of the new 
Greek Row, including open 
viewing of the houses and re- 
freshments from 2:00 to 4:00 
p.m. At 3:00 there will be a 
dedication and ribbon cutting 
ceremony, complete with 
awards for the best yard deco- 

rations. From 4:00 to 6:00 
p.m. the fraternities and sorori- 
ties will hold alumni reunions. 
The highlight of the 
weekend will be the formal 
dance Saturday night at 9:00 
p.m. This year the homecom- 
ing dance will he held in the 

fabulous Egyptian Ballroom 
of the Fox Theater. Entertain- 
ment will be provided by the 
band Groove Box, and you 
can be part of the fun for only 
$10 per couple. Sunday the 
Lady Petrels face Trinity at 
noon, and the Stormy Petrels 

play at 2:00. During the 
games, there will be a tailgate 
party complete with alumni, 
refreshments, and noisemak- 
ers. This weekend offers some- 
thing for everyone, so plan to 
be a part of Oglethorpe's 
homecoming weekend! 

Homecoming Events 

Friday, February 11: 

Oglethorpe women versus Hendrix Lady Warriors 6 p. m. 

Oglethorpe men versus Hendrix Warriors 8 p. m. 

Saturday. February 12: 

Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame 12 noon 

* Talmage Room, Emerson Student Center, $15 
Grand Opening Greek Housing 2 p. m. 

* Free, all are invited to see new houses 

Opening Ceremony, awards presentations 3 p.m. 

* Awards for best decorations, ribbon cutting 
Campus Organization Reunions 4 p. m. 

* Various, TBA 

Private Greek Open Houses for Greek alumni 
Oglethorpe Homecoming Formal 9 p. m. 

* Egyptian Ballroom, Fox Theater 

Band: Groove Box, estimated $10 per couple 
Sunday, February 15: 

Oglethorpe women versus Trinity Lady Tigers 12 noon 

Tailgate Party ongoing 

* Keg, refreshments outside Field House 
Honoring of Hall of Fame inductees 

Oglethorpe men versus Trinity Tigers 2 p. m. 

Culture Shock II 

By Pauline van Vliet 

A few weeks after my 

arrival here (from Holland) I 
wrote an article in this news- 
paper about the "Culture- 
Shock" I had experienced. I 
assumed that it would be a one 
time thing and that I would be 
used to all the American hab- 
its and traditions by now. BIG 
mistake. Still everyday I en- 
counter things in the American 
lifestyle that surprise me. 

These thing can vary 
from seeing the newspaper boy 
throwing newspapers out of 
the window of a car, to com- 
ing across the first Christmas 
decorations by the end of Oc- 
tober. Also, I have to say 
something about the drinking 
age. I know the reason why 
they enforce this law and I defi- 

nitely don't want to criticize 
the decision made. But for me 
the situation right now is 
weird. I have never seen 
young people drinking as 
much as they do here, where 
it's forbidden. In Europe you 
may have a glass of wine at 
dinner every night when you 
are seventeen. Here, even 
someone twenty years old, 
who possibly is married, has a 
job and a child, will be refused 
a drink because he is not 
twenty-one, almost funny. 

I also need to say some- 
thing very positive about this 
country. Americans travel a 
lot and speak highly of Eu- 
rope, Asia, etc. Sometimes 
they seem to forget how beau- 
tiful their own country is. This 
is a country to be proud of and 
it's a great feeling to be part of 
this country for one year. 

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Died at Gettysburg: Reflecting on Old Oglethorpe 

Oglethorpe's Registrar and Lecturer in History tells of the antebellum campus 

By Paul Hudson 
Registrar and 
Lecturer in History 

Oglethorpe students 

know that the University was 
founded in 1835. Many, how- 
ever, are not conversant with 
the history of Old Oglethorpe. 

The antebellum institu- 
tion was located at the old 
community of Midway, two 
miles from Milledgeville, then 
the capital of Georgia. The 
classical college had a curricu- 
lum of Latin, Greek, theology, 
mathematics and a surprising 
variety of natural science. Old 
Oglethorpe flourished about a 
quarter century, until it died 
during the Civil War. 

Oglethorpe's president 
during the antebellum era was 
Samuel Talmage, an eminent 
minister and educator. Other 
notable faculty members were 
Joseph LeConte, destined to 
earn fame in geology, and 
James Woodrow, the first pro- 
fessor in Georgia to hold the 
Ph.D. degree. The school's 
most famous alumnus was 
poet Sidney Lanier ('60) who 
remained at Oglethorpe as a 
tutor in 1861, when he, with 
other cadets, marched off to 

Fortunately, there are 
excellent original sources on 
the story of Old Oglethorpe. 
Chief among these are the 
manuscript Trustee Minutes. 
They were legibly written in a 
large leather-bound volume of 
more than 250 pages, which 
serves as a rich history of the 
antebellum college. 

Dr. Thomwell Jacobs, 
who from 1913 to 1915 re- 
founded Oglethorpe at its 
present location, collected the 
old manuscript minutes and as 
many school sources as he 
could. Jacobs deposited them 
in the archives of the "new" 
university. Other extant 
records include circulars, jour- 
nals, and texts. 

Thornwell Jacobs' 
grandfather, Dr. Ferdinand 
Jacobs, had been a professor at 
Old Oglethorpe. In the 1880s 

in Clinton, South Carolina, the 
old man told stories of 
Oglethorpe University to his 
young grandson. Thornwell 
Jacobs later related how he 
never forgot the profound sad- 
ness of learning "how the 
school died — at Gettysburg." 
When the Civil War be- 
gan, there was much excite- 

to render a continuation of the 
college session impracticable." 
The board made a resolution 
it would later reiterate, but 
could not fulfill successfully, 
ever again, at the old location. 
The college was projected to 
open on the 'Tirst Tuesday of 
October of the following year." 
In May 1862, thetrust- 

lege endowment of $1 0,000 in 
Confederate bonds. (After the 
war ended, the trustees, in 
September 1865, gently di- 
rected that what they knew as 
worthless Confederate bonds 
"be sealed up and deposited in 
the treasury." At the same time 
the board added that the bonds 
"would not be reckoned 

Central Hall - Old Oglethorpe 

merit at Old Oglethorpe. Stu- 
dents formed an ad hoc mili- 
tary company, the University 
Guards. The Guards were 
then reorganized into the Jor- 
dan Grays, under professor of 
Chemistry, Nathaniel Pratt, 
and the company was formally 
mustered into service to the 

One Oglethorpe senior, 
John Green ('61) of Tunnel 
Hill, Georgia, left a detailed 
memoir of the time when he 
left college. "Our student 
body was aglow," Green 
wrote, and "books had no nec- 
essary attention." On May 26, 
1 86 1 , according to the Trustee 
Minutes, the faculty awarded 
John Green and his classmates 
their diplomas early and with- 
out formal ceremonies. 

On May 27, 1861, the 
Trustees noted that "the pecu- 
liar national distractions, due 
to the existing state of war be- 
tween the United States and 
the Confederate States, seems 

University, c. 1840. 
ees were obi iged to repeat their 
murky resolution to reopen 
Oglethorpe "the following 
year." War was in earnest, and 
no end was in sight. Four stu- 
dents conscripted by the Con- 
federacy were approved for 
their degrees, since they "had 
nearly completed the college 

On June 12, 1863, old 
Oglethorpe University finally 
died, when the faculty closed 
the college. Within a month 
the South lost the pivotal battle 
of Gettysburg. On July 21 the 
trustees met at a parlor in the 
Milledgeville Hotel. The 
board formally confirmed the 
decision to close the college 
but resolved, for the third con- 
secutive year, to resume 
classes "the first Tuesday in 
October next as usual." 

In their July 1863 meet- 
ingthe Oglethorpe trustees, in 
an extraordinary measure of 
devotion, authorized their trea- 
surer to invest the entire col- 

photo courtesy of Paul Hudson 

among the available assets of 
the University. ") 

By 1863, Old 
Oglethorpe had neither en- 
dowment nor students. Its sci- 
entific apparatus, on loan to 
the Confederate government 
laboratories in Augusta, Geor- 
gia, had been destroyed by a 
great fire. The college had also 
lost its popular president, old 
Dr. Talmage. He suffered pa- 
ralysis and convulsions, and 
died at the Georgia Asylum in 

Although Old 

Oglethorpe died in 1863, the 
institution afterward experi- 
enced involuntary heartbeats, 
with enough life still to serve 
the Confederacy. By 1864, 
when General William 
Sherman began his march to 
the sea through Georgia, 
Oglethorpe was a Confederate 
medical facility. Flying in 
front of the main campus struc- 
ture. Central Hall, was a yel- 
low flag, denoting the building 

as a military hospital. 

In 1 864 a curious Union 
soldier left occupied 
Milledgeville to visit the 
Oglethorpe campus. His 
brother, W W. Clay ('57) 
among the Confederate dead, 
had graduated from 
Oglethorpe, about which he 
expressed the fondest memo- 
ries. The federal soldier lo- 
cated Oglethorpe's sole surviv- 
ing faculty member. The two 
men visited the Doric chapel 
at Central Hall, where Clay 
had delivered the 1857 Vale- 
dictory address. 

Surviving graduates of 
old Oglethorpe felt keenly the 
loss of their college. In 1910 
Confederate alumni from the 
old institution at Midway met 
in Columbus, Georgia. The 
veterans reflected how they 
were "transformed from the 
peaceful joys of the old cam- 
pus to the bloody fields of 
battle." Their sense of loss was 
acute — all involved with the 
institution believed, with 
Sidney Lanier, that 

Oglethorpe was a "college of 
the heart." There was some 
solace for six alumni in 1915. 
They were present at the lay- 
ing of the cornerstone of the 
revived Oglethorpe University, 
thus linking the old college 
with the new. 

Today there is no salient 
evidence of Old Oglethorpe. 
All of its buildings have dis- 
appeared. A Georgia Histori- 
cal commission marker, which 
once commemorated the old 
college site, was frequently 
vandalized and disappeared 
some years ago. Improbably, 
a few huge oak trees on the old 
campus site bear slight, silent 
witness to the heavily forested 
area that characterized the 
campus environs of Old 
Oglethorpe University. 

Few things are as sad as 
an unmarked grave. As we 
reflect on Oglethorpe Day 
1994, let us all pledge to give 
one dollar to replace the 
marker of the old campus. It 
is the least we can do for the 
college that died for its ideals. 

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February 3, 1994 

The Ramblings of the Romeiser: Propaganda! 

By Robbie Romeiser 
OSA President 

1. Mentallst Craig Karges 

2. Rick Kelly 

3. S & L Sounds Dance Party 

4. Casino Night 

5. Margaritaville with David 

6. The Alpha Experience 

7. Rhythm and Blues with 
K.J. James 

8. Movie Nights 

9. Weekend Quiet Hours Ex- 

10. Stomp the Lawn Concert 

11. Strategic Plan Campus 

12. Campus Radio Station 

13. Homecoming Formal 

14. Graduation Speaker 

15. Recognizing new student 

16. Sound System rentals (for 
athletic events, student group 

17. Monetary assistance to 
student organizations 

18. Providing Free admission 
for students to OU Playmakers 

19. Senior party. 

20. Bringing student concerns 
directly to the administration. 

These are -just some of 
the things that the Oglethorpe 

Student Association has ad- 
dressed this year to make life 
at Oglethorpe University a 
little more enjoyable for stu- 
dents. The elected members 
of OSA strive to give you, the 
student body, what you want 
out of your college experience. 
If there is a social event that 
you would like to see at 
Oglethorpe, let an OSA mem- 
ber know. If there is something 
that you would like expressed 
to the administration (living 
conditions, curriculum con- 
cerns, etc.), let an OSA mem- 
ber know. If your student 
group needs help getting orga- 

nized or needs monetary assis- 
tance, let an OSA member 
know. The Oglethorpe Student 
Association is here for you. 

Robbie Romeiser, President 
Rob Hutcheson, Vice Presi- 

Clay Barrineau, Treasurer 
Jason Fisher, Parliamentarian 
Jamie Walker, Secretary 
Senior Class Officers 
Brian Davis, President 
Helen Holifield, Senator 
Tim Evans, Senator 
Mary Catherine Cutcliffe 

Angie Dickenson, Senator 
Junior Class Officers 
Alan Gibson, President 
Priti Kuvadia, Senator 
Brian Fryman, Senator 
Lu Green, Senator 
Michael Baron, Senator 
Sophmore Class Officers 
Pat Mulheam, President 
Jim Faasse, Senator 
Jennifer Fowler, Senator 
Mark Boyt, Senator 
Simon Huyken, Senator 
Freshman Class Officers 
Kelly Holland, President 
Chopper Johnson, Senator 
Merryl Feld, Senator 
Becky Ellis, Senator 
Hope LeBeau, Senator 

ODK Geek Week: Not just for Geeks anymore 

Wall Street Geek, Slidentity and the 640K Spreadsheet Run headline this year's events 

By Tim Evans 
Omicron Delta Kappa 

Is your organization 

in need of funds? 
Oglethorpe University, OSA 
and ODK may have a solu- 
tion to your fiscal crisis. 

As you may know, 
Geek Week has become an 
annual event offering group 
and individual prizes for 
those student who excel at 
competing in the liberal arts 
arena. This year, the pot is a 
little sweeter than usual. In 
addition to the overall compe- 
tition, several Geek Week 
events have additional cash 

prizes and gifts. Here is a 
break-down of the prize sched- 

Geek Week Competition 
Place Individual Group 
first $75 $75 

second $50 $50 

third $25 $25 

How to Win: Enter as many 
events in the Geek Week 
schedule as humanly possible. 
Score in the top three point to- 
tals for the entire week and you 
can win. See contest rules for 

Sponsored Competitions: 
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How to Win: Identify 
information about famous 
works of art -the painter, style, 
name of painting, etc. The 
contest will be held in the 
Faith Classroom this coming 
Monday at 1 PM. Sponsored 
by the Art Department. 

The 640K Spread- 
sheet Run 

first place: $50 
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How to Win: Use your 
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How to Win: Answer 
questions about specific movie 
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win. Sponsored by the Young 
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Groups may consist of 2-4 
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57 Greentree Drive, Suite 307 

Dover, DE 19901 

February 3, 1994 

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_ EEE 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

Welcome back to all 

and congratulations to our new 
brothers who were recently ini- 
tiated at our national temple in 
Chicago, IL - Michael 
Billingsley, Daryl Brooks, 
Pedro Niembro, Andy Noble, 
Paul Pacevich, Brian 
Schaffernoth, Ek 

Tangsuj antpunt and Anthony 

Wilson. Speaking of Chicago, 
it's good to be back in the 
South, where there actually is 
such a thing as sweet tea, car- 
bonated beverages are called 
"Coke" and not "pop," the 
temperature manages to stay 
above zero, and people are 
genuinely friendly. We would 
also like to congratulate the 
new brothers of Chi Phi, Delta 
Sigma Phi, and Kappa Alpha 
on their initiations. We are 

looking forward to quite an 
active semester with Home- 
coming, our annual Paddy 
Murphy party, among others, 
along with our traditional ski 
retreat and beach trip. 

Well kids, its time I'm 
outta here, but make sure you 
watch your Letterman and 
your Looney Tunes, you get 
your two Flintstone 
chewables, and may the force 
be with you. Na-noo na-noo. 


By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

Greetings from Chi 

Omega. We would like to con- 
gratulate our newly initiated 
sisters into the Delta Theta 
chapter of Chi Omega. We 
would also like to thank KA 
for providing their house for 
our initiation party, as well as 
Chi Phi for the white carna- 

tions. Thanks and congratu- 
lations to all those involved. 
We held our chapter elections 
just prior to the break. Those 
elected were: Melissa King, 
president; Kelly Moynes, vice- 
president; Carrie Adkins, trea- 
surer, Teri Butler, secretary, 
Chada Creasy, pledge trainer, 
Jennifer Trevisan, personnel 
chairman; Mary Poteet, rush 
chairman; Holly Harmon, 

Panhellenic delegate; Michelle 
Williamson, house manager, 
Penny Brandt, Panhellenic 
president; Priti Kuvadia, 
Panhellenic treasurer; and 
Stacy Rasmussen, assistant 
Panhellenic rush chairman. 
Congratulations to all those 
who were elected. Finally, we 
are looking forward to a great 
semester, our mixers with 
Delta Sig and Chi Phi, and our 
White Carnation Ball. 


By Chopper Johnson 
Chi Phi 

Once again, hello 

from the new house. The se- 
mester has started off well for 
the Brothers of Chi Phi Rho 
Delta. We are recovering well 
from the holidays, not to men- 
tion an impromptu Lansdown 
Drive concert and a great Su- 

per Bowl Party (One for Rod - 
Go Cowboys!). But enough 
about ourselves for right now. 
First of all we would like 
to congratulate the new Broth- 
ers of the other fraternities on 
campus, as well as the new 
initates of Chi Omega. We 
know that you all will be a 
benefit to Oglethorpe Greek 
life. But while we are hand- 

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57 Greetree Drive, Suite 307 
Dover, Delaware 19901 

ing out congratulations, let's 
not forget our own. Congrats 
to all of my pledge brothers on 
initiation, becoming Brothers, 
and aquiring some much 
sought after jerseys. Also, con- 
gratulations to Jason Arikian 
on finally making it back to 
school from Virginia. And he 
thinks I'm just referring to the 
snow. To Paul Strizhevsky- 
the car looked better before 
Pulaski, but its good to see it 
back. To Dave Sanders- the 
hair looked better before Mike, 
but its good to see Fuzzy 
Wuzzy back. 

We're looking forward to 
one (bleep) of a semester, so 
everybody stay tuned. Our 
first real party (not counting 
spontaneous concerts) will be 
the Great American Chi Phi 
Groundhog's Day Party, this 
Friday, Febuary 4. Also look 
out for the triumphant return 
of WHORE to (he Bomb Shel- 
ter stage in the near future. 
Should be interesting. And 
hey, if we are nothing else, we 
are interesting. Later, mate. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

is getting started on a great se- 
mester. We're recovering from 
Christmas, and our New 
Year's resolutions are going 
well. Our ranks are growing. 
We can't wait to welcome 
Tracy Hicks as a new sister. 
The Sigmas would like to ex- 
tend congratulations and wish 
good luck to Chi Omega and 
their new sisters. We hope they 
have a successful semester. 
The Panhellenic Banquet was 
fun for all of Oglethorpe's 
Greek women. Together we 
can make our sororities grow. 
We wish all of the new 
Panhellenic officers an out- 
standing year. Tri Sigma 
would also like to applaud all 
of the recently initiated Greek 
brothers. All of the fraterni- 
ties can be proud of their new 

On the Sigma social cal- 
endar, we're looking forward 
to our mixers with KA, Delta 
Sig.andS.AE. It looks like our 
futures are full of Oglethorpe 

On January 26 we held 
our second annual dinner auc- 
tion. Thanks to all who came 
out to bid. We appreciate the 
support and hope you enjoy 
your dinners. Tri Sigma has 
many other fund raisers 
planned. For Valentine's Day, 
buy a balloon from a Sigma for 
that special someone. Perhaps 
this will lead to some more 
lucky Sigmas with lavaliers 
and pins. Good luck Tiffany 
and Katherine. It appears that 
our list of future military 
brides is growing. 

We are off to a great 
start, and the Sigmas are ready 
to make things even better as 
1994 continues. 


By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

On Friday, February 

4, ten men wil I be initiated into 
the Order. On the following 
evening, Saturday, February 5, 
KA will host the Safe Sex 
Party. Everyone is invited to 
come out and celebrate. 

In the following months 
KA BN will celebrate its 75th 
anniversary, host the Peace 
Party and the Apocalypse Now 
Party, and travel to New Or- 
leans for Old South. 

Congratulations to Mike 
Thomas and Melissa King on 
their engagement. We wish 
them years of happiness. 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Aloha and welcome 

back to the wonderful world of 
the Oglethrope University 
Campus. We started off, the 
year with our Get "Lei" d - 
Can't Say No Party Part 
Deux. It was tremendous suc- 
cess and we hope everyone had 
a good time. 

We would like to con- 
gratulate all of our newly ini- 
tiated brothers. Eight were ini- 

tiated on January 1 S and one 
more is scheduled for this 
weekend. It was a very, very 
cold experience. Just ask Dan. 
We would also like to con- 
gratulate the new sisters of Chi 

We are looking forward 
to our mixers with Chi Omega 
and Tri-Sigma. And, we are 
also preparing for some of our 
many parties this semester.. .we 
have some good ones. 

Well, that just about cov- 
ers it. .until next time... 

Page 10 

February 3, 1994 


Batman returns. . . to face a new enemy 

By Troy Dwyer 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Few pop fiction char- 
acters have received such 
widespread exposure as has 
Bob Kane's comic book vigi- 
lante Batman. Within the past 
twenty-five years the DC 
Comics hero has been the star 
of a prime-time television se- 
ries, three Saturday morning 
cartoons, two big-budget 
blockbuster films, a daily 
newspaper strip, and no less 
than sixty limited-release and 
ongoing comic magazine 

Now, Warner Bros. Ani- 
mation, riding the success of 
their popular syndicated show 
Batman: The Animated Series, 
has brought the Dark Knight 
to the big screen once again in 
Mask of the Phantasm: 
Batman: The Animated 
Movie . 

Engineered by the same 
creative team that birthed the 
afternoon television series, and 
featuring the same cast of 
voice talents, the film serves as 
a vehicle to explore some 
slightly more complex and, for 
lack of a better word, adult 
themes implicit in the Batman 

"I was very interested in 
doing a Bruce Wayne love 
story," says Batman: TAS pro- 
ducer, writer, and story editor 
Alan Burnett. "We had not 
touched on Batman's personal 
life in our TV series and we 
hadn't given him a romance 
other than Catwoman." 

Indeed, in the film we 
find Batman's aforementioned 
alter ego, millionaire Bruce 
Wayne, encountering former 
flame Andrea Beaumont and 
entertaining the prospect of 
hanging up his crime-fighting 
obsession forever. Complicat- 
ing this reunion is the appear- 
ance of the Phantasm, an enig- 
matic and apparently super- 
natural assassin bent on dis- 
patching Gotham City's most 
notorious gangsters. Both 
Bruce and Andrea soon find 
themselves hopelessly en- 
snared in the Phantasm's mur- 
derous plan, which expands to 

involve Batman's insane arch 
nemesis, the Joker. 



However, Mask of the 

Though it is rated PG, 

Batman faces two adversaries in The Dark Knight's continuing crusade against crime in 
Warner Bros', first animated adventure on big screen, "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm." 

phofo courtesy of Warner Bros. 
Phantasm utilizes two of the 

this flick might be a bit intense 
for the under-seven crowd. It's 
slightly heavier on the 
violence and sex than 
the TV show, and has 
protracted segments of 
dialogue that might 
leave the littler bat- 
freaks yawning. (Case 
in point: Bruce and An- 
drea share morning 
coffee wearing a single 
suit of pajamas be- 
tween them and discuss 
the ramifications of the 
previous evening.) 

But don't worry, 
fashion, there is plenty 
of action to keep you 
with one hand on your 
utility belt. One of my 
favorite scenes features 
the Joker (played by 
Mark "Luke 

Skywalker" Hamill) 
getting one of his teeth 
knocked out of his 
head in a spiraling jet 
of crimson blood. 

Mask of the Phantasm 
has enjoyed a merci- 
lessly short run at 
mainstream movie the- 
aters. As of the writ- 
ing of this article, it is 
playing nowhere 
within the Perimeter, 
but will most likely be 
showing up in the hal- 
lowed halls of the Dol- 
lar Fifty soon. Holy study 

The animation in this 
film is more polished and fluid 
than that of a typical 
afternoon's episode of 
Batman: TAS, which - and if 
you're a fan you know this - 
has better days than others. 

Because of the monu- 
mental effort and cost involved 
in producing a daily animated 
series, Warner Bros. Family 
Entertainment employs sev- 
eral different Japanese anima- 
tion production companies to 
illustrate the show. As a re- 
sult, there are subtle (but de- 
tectable) differences in overall 
visual quality from episode to 
episode, depending on the pro- 
duction company that did the 

best, Don Yang Animation, 
Inc. and Spectrum Animation 
Studio, which both achieve the 
trademark "dark deco" feel 
that has made the animated 
series so popular among kids 
and adults alike. 

■ But don't get too caught 
up in the innovative visuals. If 
you can, just close your eyes 
and listen. Composer Shirley 
Walker's score is, in my opin- 
ion, one of the real treats of this 
film. For instance, the main 
title sequence features the 
Batman theme rendered cho- 
rally, a cappella and in Latin. 
Man, it was so cool my eyes 
were rolling back into my 


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Movies that need to be seen and talked about 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

This winter vacation 

I had the pleasure of seeing 
two incredible movies, two 
movies that everyone should 
see. These movies were Phila- 
delphia and Schindler's List . 
They might not seem to have 
much in common, but a close 
look reveals some startling 

Philadelphia, another in 
a long procession of great act- 
ing jobs by Denzel Washing- 
ton, has Washington in the role 
of Joe Miller, a character that 
is not necessarily homophobic, 
but does typify what many 
American males were raised to 
feel towards people who are 
gay. Tom Hanks, as Andrew 
Beckett, is also very convinc- 
ing. On the whole, though, I 
was not drawn into the movie 
as much as I was Schindler's 
List but this may simply be 
due to the different styles that 
the individual directors 

brought to the movies. Over- 
all, I applaud Hollywood for 
releasing Philadelphia because 
I feel it will change how people 
view the victims of AIDS. It 
is also a good movie about 
human nature and how people 
deal with death from disease. 
But as Tom Hanks said in a 
recent interview, "Unfortu- 
nately, the people who need to 
see it the most will not." That 
is probably also true of 
Schindler's List . 

Before I began to write 
this article, and when I thought 
about comparing these two 
movies, I saw the quagmire 
that I might be getting myself 
into. What I am about to write 
comes from the heart and may 
offend some, but before you 
get angry, I ask you to see both 
movies, think about them and 
your feelings and talk to some- 
one afterwards. I am, in print, 
encouraging people to talk 
about two things most people 
do not want to talk about un- 
less they directly affect them: 

AIDS and the Holocaust. 
People say the same thing 
about AIDS that they said 
about what took place in Nazi 
Germany. "It won't happen to 
me, that kind of thing only 
happens to others." AIDS has 
no prejudices, and Hitler did 
not just killJews. Schindler's 
List concentrates on just that 
one aspect of the absolute hell 
of Nazi Germany, as Philadel- 
phia just deals with how AIDS 
affects gays. Neither one of 
these horrible plagues was or 
is confined to these two 
groups. We have known of 
AIDS for thirteen years but no 
one really wanted to do any- 
thing about it until it started 
affecting "normal" people. 
President Roosevelt and the 
U.S. government knew what 
Hitler was doing but only got 
involved due to the attack on 
Pearl Harbor. The movie is 
filmed in black in white so the 
viewer does not get distracted 
by the scenery or the colors is 
the most graphic description of 

what took place ever to be put 
on film. This movie should be 
seen in history classes. The 
sad thing about these two is 
that I cried during Schindler's 
List but was left wondering at 
the end of Philadelphia. I was 
left wondering at exactly what 
I should feel. Schindler's List 
is perhaps more gruesome, be- 
cause we cannot understand 
nor deal with man committing 
crimes against man, while 
Philadelphia deals with anony- 
mous death, which can more 
easily be dealt with. I may be 
way off base, but that is why I 
would truly like some dia- 
logue to come out of this ar- 
ticle. These two movies will 
change how you think and feel. 
They are not to be seen by 
yourself and you may need a 
cab to take you home. They 
are that depressing. But they 
need to be seen, for one simple 
reason: If we tum our backs 
on the past or the AIDS crisis 
we will never progress as hu- 
man beings. These two films 

feature the central character 
slowly changing over time as 
they come to realize that Tom 
Hanks, who plays the charac- 
ter who has AIDS, is a human 
being who just happens to be 
gay, and Oskar Schindler, the 
Nazi, who comes to realize the 
inhumanity of what his party 
is doing Joe Miller and Oskar 
Shindler, one fictional, and one 
real, both realize that we are 
all human beings who have the 
same wants and needs and 
rights as the people in power. 
Go see both movies, bring 
plenty of tissues and most im- 
portantly, talk about how you 
feel with who you went with 
or, if no one else, with me. You 
do not need to be Jewish to feel 
the pain of life in the concen- 
tration camps and you do not 
need to be gay to understand 
what Andrew Beckett is going 
through. You only need to be 

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Neeley and Anderson sing 
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Variety called it "an amazing 
technicolor close encounter 
between Steven Spielberg and 
Salvador Dali." 

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what has been called the great- 
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The collection contains 
over 250 authentic pieces, 
ranging from a six-minute film 
taken during the Japanese at- 
tack on Pearl Harbor to the 
actual surrender documents of 
Germany and Japan that ended 
the war. 

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ther information. 

Come and hear the 

tales of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er 
Fox at the Wren's Nest evey 
Saturday afternoon at 2PM, 
until the end of May. 
Storytelling is $1 per person. 
The Wren's Nest is lo- 
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merly Gordon St.). Call 753- 
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The Georgia Wildlife 
Federation is taking over the 
Atlanta Expo Center for the 
weekend of February 4, 5, and 
6, for their annual Fisharama. 
That's right the Fisharama. 
Admission is $6.00 for adults, 
and one of the seminar speak- 
ers is David Fritts, 1993 Bass 
Master Classic winner. Call 
Doug Rithmire at 929-3350 
for more details. 

The Carriage Works 

Gallery is opening an exhibit 
of Stephen Schatz's "Recent 
Works" on Febuary 1. The 
show will run through March 
3 1 . The show is part of the 
Georgia Council for the Arts' 
plan to feature local artists that 
have been honored with grants 
or some other form of recog- 
nition. The Gallery is free to 
the public and located in the 
Carriage Works, 530 Means 
St.,N.W. Call 65 1-7626 for 
more information. 

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February 3, 1994 


The best (and the worst) of 1993, Dunn style 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Just glad to be here.. 

The best and the worst 

of 1993... 

In this writer's opinion, 
the best thing about 1993 is 
that it's over. In pro sports, all 
the famous athletes died, the 
Braves didn't make the World 
Series, the Falcons remained 
the Falcons and Shannan 
McCarthy broke into the top- 
1 50 in the world in tennis and 
never called me once to tell me 
about it. 

On the OU campus, 
Mike Benne left us, Phil 
moved, the volleyball team got 
reamed at the year-end A1I- 
SCAC awards, Sam disap- 
peared behind a grill at Chili's, 
a guy kissed me on the cheek 
at the stroke of New Year's 
and the windscreens on the ten- 
nis courts fell down. 

It wasn't all bad though, 
and I'll attempt to recap both 
sides of the year that finally 

Some positive notes: 
—The OU Greek housing got 
built, approved, finished and is 
now being lived in. 
— The two worst speed bumps 
on campus were smoothed 
over where you don't spill 
your drink all over your lap 
when you ride over them. The 
bad news is they still have 

eight more yet to work on. 
— The Coke machine in 
Schmidt will successfully give 
you your Coke and your 

— Episodes of Columbo 
could be seen both on Mystery 
Theater on the Arts & Enter- 
tainment Channel AND on 
Channel 36 late at night. 
— Like them or not, Florida 
State and Coach Bobby 
Bowden finally got to trot off 
the field as the # 1 team in the 

— Georgia and Georgia Tech, 
both with very mediocre foot- 
ball teams, at least gave us 
some entertainment by beat- 
ing the absolute #$%#$ out of 
each other in a fight at the end 
of their game. (I think Geor- 
gia coach Ray Goff won that 

— Our cross country and vol- 
leyball teams did great, and 
the basketball teams have 
started strong. 

— They renovated Perimeter 

— They put extra sauce on the 
chicken wings at Taco Mac. 
— Will Lukow was named 
Co-Player of the Year in soc- 

Most interesting 

bumper stickers seen around 

"Humpty Dumpty was 

"My son beat up your honor 

roll student." 

"Don't blame me, I voted for 


"Get over it, your candidate 


"How's my driving? Dial 1- 


Best signs on campus... 
"Don't laugh, your daughter 
may be in here..." (on Bobby 
Holman's door) 
"Amuse us or we will come to 
your room..." (Tim and 
Robbie's door) 

"500 pounds combined, 450 of 
muscle, 50 more of body hair 
(same door) 

Worst quote from a 
sports caster... 

"Did you see that! He just in- 
tercepted that ball right out of 

Best quote from a stu- 
dent on why he skipped class... 
"I was dreaming I was on a 

date and I had gotten her back 
to my room. I knew that what- 
ever I got up to do wouldn't be 

as good as that, so I just kept 

on sleeping." 

Best note passed in 


"You see that girl over there 

named Leigh," 

"Well she looks pretty darned 

good to me, " 

"She's cute and has class," 

"Oh God what a lass" 

"Think of what a great couple 

we'd be!" 

Best reply from above 

"You're crude, you're warped 
and you're sick," 
"Do you really think she cares 
a lick?" 
"There's no way you'll reach 

Lady Petrels off to a good start 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The Lady Petrel Bas- 
ketball team, like the men, is 
off the a very good start. The 
women are presently 8-6 (2-2 
in conference) and ranked 
fourth in the SCAC. The la- 
dies have won four of their last 
six, which included a last sec- 
ond victory over the Rhodes 
Lynx. The game was decided 
at the buzzer as Jennifer 
Johnson hit a back door play 
to Kim Jackson who sunk the 
game winning basket. Unfor- 
tunately, the ladies were de- 
feated by the Millsaps Majors 
the next day. 

The ladies have also pro- 
duced many mid season league 
leaders. The team as a whole 
is ranked first in scoring, av- 
eraging 73.9 points per game; 
they also lead the league in the 
turn-over margin category 
with a +9.3 difference. 

Individually, the Lady 
Petrels have three women in 
the top ten for scoring, Eleanor 
Fulton has 13.7 points per 
game, Becky Ellis has 12.4, 
Kim Jackson has 10.8. One 
of the most impressive stats is 
that of Jennifer Johnson, who 
is leading the league in assists 
with an average of 6.1 assists 
per game. She is a full two 
assists per game higher than 


"So just listen to your teacher," 
"And maybe one year you'll 
have your pick..." 

Until next time, 
Send me tennis players, 
dunn, james dunn 

Petrel Weather 

By Will Mullis 
Co-Feature Editor 

It was a dark and 

stormy night. The rain was 
pouring down and it wasn't 
exactly warm either. Of 
course, if you know your mas- 
cot, you'll remember that the 
Stormy Petrel is a bird that in- 
spired sailors in the midst of 
storms by languidly flying 
around, seemingly impervious 
to the elements of nature. It 
seems that eagles are not so 

Our cross-town rivals, 
the Emory Eagles, were 
pounded solidly for the second 
time this season by the men's 
basketball team, as Coach 
Berkshire earned the 250th 
win of his career at 
Oglethorpe. The Petrels are 
now 10-5 overall against the 
Eagles and have swept the sea- 
son series. 

The Petrels were led by 
senior Brian Davis who 
poured in 19 points and also 
grabbed five rebounds. He 
was helped by Nathan 

Briesmeister and Bryon 
Letourneau, who both added 
seven points to the effort. The 
Petrels never trailed past the 
first minute of the game as they 
dominated most of the first 
half. Emory had a good run 
toward the end of the first half 
to cut the deficit to 41-33 but 
the Petrels returned from the 
locker room with a grim deter- 
mination that soon left Emory 
hopelessly behind. A 20-6 run 
begun by Jack Stephen's three- 
pointer also included three lay- 
ups by Brian Davis and eight 
points by the suddenly scorch- 
ing Andy Schutt. After Emory 
made a brief comeback at- 
tempt the Petrels bounced back 
following a time-out to end the 
game with a 17-8 run. For 
stats, Schutt and Stephens both 
had ten points along with 
Davis' 19. Cornell Longino 
and Tripp Pierson scored eight 
and Scbutt and Ryan Vickers 
both pulled down six re- 
bounds. After the game the 
Petrels are a solid 8-3 on the 
season and appear to only be 
getting stronger as the season 

the next player. Another im- 
pressive stat is also one of 
Fulton's, who is presently lead- 
ing the league in rebounding 
with 10.0 rebounds per game. 
The Lady Petrels also have 
three players in the top five for 
steals. Ellis, Fulton, and 
Shelly Anderson are 3rd, 4th 
and 5th in the league, respec- 
tively. Jackson is also third in 
the league in FG percentage 
with 49.1%. 

The ladies show a lot of 
talent this season and expecta- 
tions are high for a good fin- 
ish. Come out and support the 
Lady Petrels. Good luck, la- 


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Page 15 


This country needs a College Football Playoff System 

By Daryl Brooks 

Another college foot- 
ball season has come and gone, 
and it's apparent once again 
that the NCAA needs a play- 
off system for college football. 
For the third time in four years, 
controversy has surrounded 
college football's mythical 
National Championship. 

It started four years ago 
in 1990 when Georgia Tech 
(the only undefeated division 
I team in the nation) and Colo- 
rado (who beat Missouri on 
the disputed "fifth down" play) 
tied for the National Champi- 
onship. Again in 1991 the vot- 
ers couldn't decide whether #1 and #2 teams according to 

Miami or Washington should 
be #1, so they picked them 
both and once again we had 
split champions. Having back 
to back split National Cham- 
pions concerned enough 
people that they attempted to 
come up with a solution. Af- 
ter all, it hadn't happened since 
1973 and 1974, when Notre 
Dame, Alabama ahd Okla- 
homa, USC split the polls, re- 
spectively. So what these 
people (I don't know who 
"these people" are, but they 
must be very important some- 
where) came up with the Bowl 

The Bowl Coalition is a 
confusing system in which the 

the Bowl Coalition poll play 
each other in a New Year's 
Day bowl and we have an un- 
disputed National Champion. 
This system worked fine last 
year, as # 1 Miami met #2 Ala- 
bama in the Sugar Bowl. 
There was no controversy, no 
whining from Lou Holtz, no 
nothing. Alabama was the 
champion, no questions asked. 
The coalition was a success 
and some people were happy. 
This year, once again, 
#1 Nebraska met #2 Florida 
State in a New Year's Day 
bowl. However, this years no 
one was certain if these top two 
teams were really the best. 
West Virginia thought that 
they should be in the game for 

the National Championship 
because they were undefeated. 
Notre Dame thought they 
should be playing for the Na- 
tional Championship for two 
reasons; first, they were Notre 
Dame and should always play 
for the National Champion- 
ship, and second, they beat 
Florida State, therefore they 
should be playing Nebraska, 
instead of FSU. Of course if 
Notre Dame can make this 
claim, then so can Northwest- 
ern. You see, Northwestern 
beat Boston College, who beat 
Notre Dame, who beat Florida 
State. So according to this 
logic, Northwestern should be 
National Champs. 

The obvious solution to 
this problem is a playbff sys- 

The Stormy Petrels are flying high! 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The Oglethorpe 

Stormy Petrel Men's Basket- 
ball teams is off to one of its 
best starts in history. The men 
are presently 1 2-3 (4-0 in con- 
ference) and ranked 16th in 
the national division III poll. 
As of Friday, the men were on 
a six game winning streak. 
The beginning of the streak 
was a massive victory over 
ParksCollege, 126-73. They 
then defeated Emory 80-57, 
Fisk 90-55, Centre 88-78, 
Rhodes 81-74, and Millsaps 

The biggest of those 
games was the victory over 
Rhodes, who at the time was 
ranked first in conference. Not 
any more. The Petrels dis- 
mantled the Lynx in a well- 
played game both offensively 
and defensively. This vaulted 
the men to first in the confer- 
ence and lifted them to their 
national ranking. Also in this 
game, Brian Davis scored his 
1 000th point for the Petrels on 
an assist from Cornell Longino. 
Davis received the pass from 
the right side and laid it in for 

Oglethorpe presently 
leads the league in both scor- 


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averaging 83.9 points per 
game with a 52.3% field goal 
average. The Petrels also lead 
the league in free throw per- 
centage (70.7%) and assists 
per game (20.7). The Petrels 
are also first in three point field 
goal percentage with 38.4%. 
This season has also pro- 
duced many individual league 
leaders this year. Brian Davis 
is fourth in the league in scor- 
ing, averaging 18 points per 
game. Davis is also ranked 
13th in the nation in field goal 
percentage with 67% outdis- 
tancing his closest conference 
rivals by over 10%. Sopho- 
more Ryan Vickersis9thinthe 
conference in scoring, averag- 
ing 13.8 points per game. 
Cornell Longino is third in the 
conference in assists at 4. 8 per 
game, followed closely by 
Tripp Pearson with 4.6. 

Vickers is also second in the 
league in blocked shots with 
16 blocks on the season. Andy 
Schutt is sixth in the league in 
field goal percentage with 
52.1%. Schutt and Davis are 
6th and 10th in the league re- 
spectively in rebounding. 

If that wasn't enough, 
the Petrels also own a group 
of single game seasonal super- 
latives. Tripp Pearson had 1 1 
assists against Adrian. Ryan 
Vickers had four blocked shots 
against Parks College and also 
had six three pointers for a 
75% average. For the team, 
the Petrels scored 126 against 
Parks, had 32 assists and 46 
FG made. 

The Petrels are on their 
way to their and the school's 
first ever SCAC champion- 
ship. Come out and cheer 
them on. Good Luck Guys! 

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tern for college football. Al- 
though I have no say in the 
matter, if I did, this is how I 
would run things. First, elimi- 
nate the Kick Off Classics. 
These contests match two re- 
spectable teams from the pre- 
vious year. These games are 
always lopsided contests that 
nobody watches. .August is too 
early for this kind of football; 
save these big games for De- 
cember and January. The 
playoff system should work 
like this. Take the top eight 
teams according the combined 
AP and UPI polls. Teams on 
probation would obviously not 
be included in the poll. These 
top eight teams would play on 
the third Sunday in December. 
This gives each team at least a 
week off since most teams end 
their seasons by the end of 
November. The first round 
would be played in the follow- 
ing Bowls: Citrus, Peach, 
Cotton, and Fiesta. The sec- 
ond round would be played the 
next week in the Sugar and 
Orange Bowls. The champi- 
onship game would be played 
the first or second week in 
January in the Rose Bowl. 
Also in this system the game 
sites could change from year 
to year so the site of the cham- 
pionship game would rotate 
every year and every bowl in 
this system will have the big 
game every seven years. Un- 
der this system the nation will 
finally have what it wants: an 
undisputed National Champ. 

Although this scenario 
may seem unlikely, with CBS 
now out of the baseball and 
NFL television pictures, they 
are looking to bankroll some 
new sporting events. They're 
getting pretty desperate, too. I 
read today that CBS is think- 
ing of signing a contract to 
televise the Big East football 
and basketball conferences. 
Talk about boredom! The col- 
lege football playoff system 
could be just the thing CBS is 
looking for. 

Finally, although some 
may argue that this plan will 
not work because it will run 
into the N FL playoffs, I believe 
that college football could very 
easily hold its own against 
anything the NFL can throw at 

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Volume 69, Issue 8 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University February 14, 1994 

Valentine's Day 

Pages 5-7 

Flag controversy 

Pages 8-9 


Page 11 

Olympic TV 

Page 17 

News: 2-4 

Features: 5-7 

Editorials: 8-11 

Organizations: 12 

Greeks: 13 

Comics: 18-21 
Sports: 22-23 

Security: 2 
Grapevine: 4 

Profile: 6 
Open Line: 10 
Screentest: 14 
Grapevine: 16 

Security catches would-be burglars 

Co-Feature Editor 

For the 2nd time in 

little over a year, Security Of- 
ficer Bernard Potts has appre- 
hended would-be burglars at- 
tempting to rob the Oglethorpe 

On Saturday, January 
29, as Officer Potts was check- 
ing Traer Hall at 3:55a.m. that 
night, he noticed two men at- 
tempting to force open the win- 
dows on the backside of 
Emerson Student Center fac- 
ing the Library. The two men 
noticed him walking their way 
and froze to avoid being seen. 
Officer Potts did not want to 
scare them while he was still 
quite a distance away so he 
casually strolled away from 
them and took the Security 
truck and slowly drove down 
the driveway running down 
the left side of Emerson. The 
two perpetrators remained fro- 
zen and by this time were hid- 
ing under the bushes. When 
Officer Potts got out of the ve- 
hicle, the two men began to run 
through the back wooded area 
of the Student Center leading 
towards the back area of the 
library. He immediately began 

to pursue them on foot. He 
caught up to them at the gravel 
pit behind the library, and, af- 
ter putting them on the ground, 
asked their names. The two 
men, who looked young 
enough to be in college, re- 
sponded that they were frater- 
nity pledges doing a required 
prank but refused to name 

themselves or their supposed 
fraternity. They also said that 
they had no IDs. Officer Potts 
then radioed the gatehouse to 
have the RA and RD on duty 
come to identify if the perpe- 
trators were indeed Oglethorpe 
students. He also radioed the 
other patrol officer on duty to 
assist him in preventing the 

Security Officer Bernard Potts. 

photo by Will Mullis 

men from fleeing. After nei- 
ther the RA or RD could iden- 
tify the men as students and the 
men still refused to give 
names, Officer Potts radioed 
for Dekalb Police to come take 
them into custody. The re- 
sponding police officer ar- 
rested the two men, who then 
realized the game was up and 
admitted they were not stu- 
dents and gave their names. 
The two men said that they had 
jumped the outer perimeter 
fence and decided to have a 
look around. The Dekalb po- 
lice officer then took the men 
to jail. The next day Officer 
Potts went before the magis- 
trate to have the two men for- 
mally arraigned on charges. 

Potts said of the incident, 
"I am very offened when any- 
one attempts to disturb our 
campus. Security takes its job 
very seriously." 

Officer Potts works on 
the third shift every night, and 
is therefore not always the 
easiest person to catch during 
the day. However, Oglethorpe 
is extremely fortunate to have 
someone who does such a thor- 
ough and conscientious job. 
We should all be thankful that 
he is keeping watch over us 
and the campus. 

The intense competition drews to a close 

By Stephen Cooper 
Co-Copy Editor 

After a week of in- 
tense competition, Ogle- 
thorpe's fifth annual Geek 
Week drew to a close, leaving 
a few geeks a little bit richer. 

Geek Week, sponsored 
by Omicron Delta Kappa, is a 
series of competitions running 
the academic gambit, from 
economics to mathematics, to 
history to literature, and even 
to sports trivia The top ten fin- 
ishers in each competition 
were awarded points — ten for 
first, nine for second, and so 
forth. Team scores were found 

by taking the highest-scoring 
individuals from each team. 
At the end of the week, all the 
points were tallied, and cash 
prizes awarded to the top three 
individuals and team finishers 
— $75 for first, $50 for sec- 
ond, and $25 for third. 

The competition 

throughout the week was very 
tight, and many teams and in- 
dividuals were in the race for 
first until the very last day. 
When the dust cleared on Sat- 
urday, the lead geeks and nerd 
herds had been crowned. In 
first place was sophomore 
Stephen Cooper with 136 
points. Following Cooper was 

junior Bill Girton, who as late 
as Thursday, had been in 7th 
place but made a last-minute 
surge to finish second with 1 1 
points. In third place, there 
was a tie between senior Will 
Corum and sophomore Eliza- 
beth Stockton. Due to the ex- 
tremely competitive nature of 
Geek Week (and the disap- 
pointment of having to split a 
cash prize), a tie breaker was 
necessary, this was accom- 
plished by Stockton and 
Corum playing Trivial Pursuit 
"to the death" — a Geek Week 
tradition. After a close-fought 
battle, Corum emerged victo- 
rious, claiming the $25 for 

himself alone. 

In the team competition, 
the Justice League, consisting 
of seniors Dave Barnhart, 
Lyndra Givens, Corum, and 
Stockton, claimed top honors, 
earning 1 89 points. Close be- 
hind was the team of @#*?! 
(pronounced "drat, drat, 
drat"), with 1 74 points. This 
team included junior 
Mischelle Curtin, freshman 
David Leach, Girton, and 
Cooper. Claiming third place 
was APO's own A & W team 
with 1 08 points. A & W con- 
sisted of junior Heath 
Coleman, and sophomores 
see Geek Week page 3 

Page 2 


February 14, 1994 


By WillMullis 
Co-Feature Editor 

— On Sunday, Janu- 
ary 23, a student just return- 
ing from winter break reported 
that 60 CDs had been stolen. 
The student thought that the 
CBs had probably been taken 
during die same burglary that 
occurred on January 14 when 
a VCR was stolen (see Issue 
7). They found thai the room's 
storm window had been re- 
moved and that the thief had 
probably crawled through the 
window, which had been left 

— On Monday, January 
24, a student reported that his 
cycling computer had. been 
stolen from his bike while it 
was chained in front of Goslin 

— On Saturday, January 
29, ai 2: 15 am., a Security Of- 
ficer spotted two students 
banned from the dorm areas at- 
tempting to remove the screen 
and climb in the window of a 
dorm room. The officer radi- 
oed for backup and the two 
officers then escorted the two 
intoxicated students away 
from the room and offthe cam- 
pus. The Officers then woke 
the student sleeping within the 
room and asked that all the 
windows be locked all the time 
for safety reasons. 

— Also on Saturday, 
January 29, at 4:00 am, a Se- 
curity officer apprehended two 
men attempting to break into 
Emerson Student Center. 
(Please see larger article). 

— Please be advised that 
due to repeated problems cars 
parked in handicapped spaces 
without the proper permit will 
be towed away as of February 

— Also a reminder to 
please keep all car and dorm 
windows and doors locked at 
all times to protect yourself 
and your possessions. 

Buddhist spiritual traditions on display 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

The Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Museum is currently 
running an exhibition of Bud- 
dhist and Hindu spiritual tra- 
ditions by Mukti Singh Thapa. 
This exhibit will run until 
March 27, 1994. 

Thangka paintings are a 
common ceremonial art form 
used in Buddhism and Hindu- 
ism for meditation, prayer and 
healing. They contain richly 
colored symbols, often sur- 
rounding a large image of the 
central deity. In a laborious 
process that has almost disap- 
peared because of lack of royal 
and religious patronage, 
Mukti Singh Thapa recreates 
styles of Indian, Nepalese and 
Tibetan art forms from differ- 
ent historical periods. He is 
known for combining these 
traditions into what he calls 
"fighting style" thangkas. 

Mukti creates thangkas 
with the same materials used 
for centuries. He paints on 
cotton cloth, which is coated 

with a mixture of white clay 
or chalk and glue, then 
smoothed by hand with a 
stone. He often spends months 

Buddhist and Hindu spiritual traditions are now on display 
in the museum. photo coutesy of Oglethorpe P.R. Office 

preparing the paints from 
ground minerals and insect 
bodies. He carefully re- 
searches the icons, symbols 
and design to ensure consis- 
tency with religious formulae. 
After this lengthy preparation, 
the detailed paintings may still 
take three months to three 
years to complete. 

Mukti is a native of 
Nepal and lives in Kathmandu 
with his wife and two daugh- 
ters. He has received national 
and international awards for 
his art. The Oglethorpe will 
be his second museum exhibi- 
tion in the United States. 

The Museum is located 
in the Philip Weltner Library 
at Oglethorpe University, 
4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 
Hours are Tuesday, Thursday 
and Sunday, 1-4 p.m. and 
Wednesday, 1-7 p.m. Admis- 
sion is free and ample free 
parking is available. For more 
information, call 364-8555. 

Emory gets grant for Virtual Library Project 

By College Press Service 

Books, schmooks. We 

want instant computer access 
to digitalized information, 
preferably from dorm rooms 
and offices. 

That's the wave of the 
future, anyway, and universi- 
ties are working to transform 
libraries of yesteryear into li- 
braries of the future to accom- 
modate changing needs. 

Emory University re- 
cently received a $300,000 
grant from the Luce Founda- 
tion in New York City that en- 
ables the school to start a three- 
year, $900,000 project to de- 
velop a blueprint of a virtual 
library - a library in which 
books and other bound mate- 
rials are transferred to digital 
information available at the 
touch of a computer button 
and connection of a telephone 

Serious discussions have 
been underway between 
Emory, Harvard University, 
and Yale University to collabo- 
rate on the project so the uni- 

versities could work together 
to solve problems inherent in 
sharing resources electroni- 
cally and to increase the quan- 
tity of material available in 
electronic form, said Jan 
Gleason. executive director of 
Emory's News and Informa- 
tion office. 

Issues dealing with 
copyright law, usage, and stor- 
age capability are just some of 
the enormous challenges of 
such a project, Gleason said. 
But the rewards of virtual li- 
braries are also huge. 

Imagine, for instance, 
being able to access an entire 
novel from the comfort of your 
computer work station in a 
home or office and using a 
keyword search to find a cer- 
tain bit of information. 

Access to digital librar- 
ies is extremely helpful in re- 
search. For instance, an art 
history student at Emory who 
needs access to a book at the 
Harvard library might be able 
to download the needed infor- 
mation by modem if the book 
were stored digitally. Without 

electronic access, the student 
either would have to travel to 
Harvard to do the research or 
go through the complicated 
process of getting the book by 
loan - if it were available that 

Several factors are driv- 
ing the trend toward virtual li- 
braries, but one of the biggest 
is financial considerations. 
Books have become much 
more expensive in recent 
years, the number of publica- 
tions has increased and the 
costs of maintaining decaying 
collections have risen as well. 

"It has become increas- 
ingly untenable for college and 
university libraries to meet the 
information needs of their fac- 
ulty and students through the 
traditional avenue of addingto 
their collections," said Bill 
Frye, Emory's interim presi- 
dent and provost. 

Pat Battin, president of 
the Commission on Preserva- 
tion and Access, said compat- 
ibility and cooperation were 
keys to the success of any digi- 
tal library consortium. "The 

productive use of digital tech- 
nology requires first and fore- 
most a collaborative mecha- 
nism to create a compatible 
nationwide infrastructure so 
that scholarly materials can be 
economically stored and 
readily shared on an interna- 
tional basis, including the ca- 
pability to convey digital ma- 
terials into such forms as pa- 
per or film for those users who 
do not have access to sophisti- 
cated technology," Battin said. 
Other universities also 
are working on virtual library 
projects. Columbia 

University's Law Library in 
New York is currently scan- 
ning and digital izing 10,000 to 
20,000 volumes per year in a 
five-year project. A total of 
750,000 volumes exist in its 
collection. The University of 
Florida, the University of 
Southern California, Carnegie 
Mellon University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and Rutgers University 
of New Jersey are some of the 
other institutions working on 
projects related to virtual li- 

February 14, 1994 


Page 3 

Surveys conflict about jobs for graduates 

By Jennifer Burgess 
Special Correspondent 
College Press Service 

For new college 

graduates now may be the time 
to update their resumes and in- 
terview clothes - there are 
plenty of jobs out there for the 

But then again, perhaps 
you should make plans to 
move back home and leech off 
Mom and Dad until the job 
outlook improves. 

Are there jobs out there? 
It depends on whom you want 
to believe. 

The bright news: An in- 
crease in hiring is projected in 
1994 for new college gradu- 
ates, according to the 23rd an- 
nual edition of Recruiting 
Trends, a Michigan State Uni- 
versity report 

The bad news: The out- 
look is bleak and recent gradu- 
ates are going to face stiff com- 
petition for jobs, according to 
the U.S. Department of 
Labor's Occupation Outlook 

The more reassuring 
survey for graduates, which 
was researched by Michigan 
State, reported a 1.1 percent 
increase in hiring over last 
year. This is the first increase 
projected in the past five years. 

In addition to an in- 
crease in jobs, starting salaries 

are expected to be 0.4 percent 
higher than last year, Recruit- 
ing Trends said. The highest 
anticipated increases are for 
majors in chemistry, computer 
science, industrial, civil and 
mechanical engineering, math- 
ematics and accounting. 

According to the Re- 
search Trends survey, several 
fields are emerging with vast 
opportunities for employment. 
Among the rising occupations 
reported by the surveyed com- 
panies are computer-related 
fields, business systems ana- 
lysts, environmental engineers 
and scientists, health care and 
medical specialists, and com- 
munications and multi-media 

The highest starting 
salaries for graduates with 
bachelor's degrees are chemi- 
cal engineering majors at 
$40,300. The results are based 
on the responses of 4,600 em- 
ployers in industry and gov- 
ernment agencies. 

When asked what ad- 
vice the employers have for 
recent college graduates, the 
most frequent response was to 
have realistic expectations. 

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Employers also said that 
if you get a new job and it's 
not what you expected, don't 
worry. Most companies re- 
ported that they don't expect 
to hire a college graduate and 
have that person be with the 
company for a lifetime. There 
is so much change happening 
in the workplace that most 
companies cannot guarantee 
lifetime employment. 

"The expectation for an 
individual to 'marry' an orga- 

nization is no longer the 
norm," the survey said. 

Employers recommend 
starting at an entry-level posi- 
tion. "Get started in an orga- 
nization that offers a career 
ladder and produce outstand- 
ing results," the survey said. 
"Promotions will come later." 

If you have a job, that is. 

"Employment projec- 
tion for the 1990-2005 period 
indicate that the average an- 
nual openings in jobs requir- 

ing a degree will number fewer 
than during the 1984-1990 pe- 
riod," wrote economist 
Kristina J. Shelley in the Oc- 
cupation Outlook Quarterly. 
Work experience will 
become as important, if not 
more important than education 
for some jobs, according to 
Shelley, because of the grow- 
ing number of bachelor's de- 
grees awarded each year that 
force graduates to compete for 
fewer jobs. 

Pi Kappa Phi distributes 
graphic AIDS poster 

By Diana Smith 
Staff Writer 
College Press Service 

Officials at Pi Kappa 

Phi's national headquarters 
were frustrated: the message 
about AIDS just wasn't getting 
through to young college men 
and women who were putting 
their lives at risk by having 
unprotected sex. 

So the fraternity decided 
to do something to illustrate 
the danger in a more graphic 
and humorous method, and the 
result was an eye-catching 
wall poster designed to startle 
students into action. 

Subtle it ain't. 

The 22-inch-by-28-inch 
color poster, taken from an 
ancient Indian painting and 
first published in 1883 in the 
Kama Sutra of Vatsyavana, 
shows an amorous couple 
locked in a rather athletic 
sexual position. A strategically 
placed warning box says, "If 
you think this looks danger- 
ous, try doing it without a 
condom." Smaller print reads, 
"No sexual act is more death- 
defying than sex without pro- 
tection. Don't put yourself in 
that position." 

Copies of the posters 
were mailed to the fraternity's 
140 chapters throughout the 

Durward Owen, chief 
executive officer of the na- 

tional fraternity, said Pi Kappa 
Phi officials knew they would 
catch some heat for the poster, 
which he frankly admitted 
"borders on pornography," but 
he said the importance of the 
message ultimately out- 
weighed questions of taste. 

"We had to get 
someone's attention," he said. 
"I felt comfortable with it, al- 
though I knew we would be on 
the edge of criticism." 

In a letter that accompa- 
nied the posters, Owen wrote: 
"This is a poster which will un- 
doubtedly be controversial. It 
is our sincere hope that it gets 
your attention. If it does not... 
then it has been for naught." 

The letter further points 
out that, "Sex was never safe 
and it is less safe now than it 
has ever been. Sexual 
lovemaking between humans 
is not, and cannot be, the 
thoughtless instinctual cou- 
pling of animals; it is not rec- 
reation; it is not safe." 

Geek Week 

continued from page 1 
James Green and David 

In the past, Geek Week 
activities have attracted much 
outside attention and sponsor- 
ship, including coverage by 
Atlanta-based CNN last year. 
This year was no different, as 

Before mailing the post- 
ers, many different people, in- 
cluding feminist groups, were 
consulted about its graphic 
message, Owen said. About 
eight out of every 10 people 
agreed with the decision to dis- 
tribute it. 

"The sexuality of it I 
don't particularly like myself, 
but if that's what it takes to get 
their attention, that's what it 
takes," he said. 

Permission to use the 
image from the Kama Sutra 
was given by a British collec- 
tor who wished to remain 
anonymous, Owen said. 

The fraternity also pro- 
duced a 1986 poster about 
date rape that won a national 
award from the National Or- 
ganization for Women. 

Written inquiries about 
obtaining a copy of the poster 
should be directed to Owen at 
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, P.O. 
Box 240526, Charlotte, N.C. 

many outside sponsors were 
involved in supplying Geek 
Week with awards, including 
Harris Teeter and Atlanta CD. 
Thanks, from all the geeks, for 
these companies and the art 
department and economics 
department for their monetary 

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February 14, 1994 

Heard it through the Grapevine . . . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

For any students in- 
terested in area politics, Con- 
gressman John Linder will be 
holding upcoming Town Hall 
Meetings in and around At- 
lanta. The dates include: 
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2:00-4:00 
PM at the Snellville City Hall; 
Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30-9:00 
PM at Stone Mountain High 
School; Saturday, March 5, 
10:00-12:00 Noon at the 
Gwinnett Justice & Adminis- 
tration Center, in 
Lawrenceville; and Saturday, 
March 5, 2:00-4:00 PM at the 
Chamblee Civic Center. For 
more information or directions 
to any of the town meeting 
sites, please contact Congress- 
man Linder 's Fourth District 
Office: 3003 Chamblee- 
Tucker Road, Suite 140, At- 
lanta, GA 30341, or at 936- 

Looking for an alter- 
native to the standard beach 
scene for spring or summer va- 

Opportunities for stu- 
dents to assist with domestic 

and international human de- 
velopment projects are de- 
tailed in a free catalog from 
Global Volunteers, a private 
nonprofit organization work- 
ing in six developing coun- 
tries, two emerging democra- 
cies and the southern United 

Global Volunteers is ac- 
tively seeking student groups 
and individuals to work for 
one, two or three weeks at 
project sites in Russia, Poland, 
Tanzania, Indonesia, Jamaica, 
Guatemala, Mexico, Costa 
Rica and in rural communities 
in the U.S. 

Volunteers have been re- 
quested to teach English, help 
build schools, communities 
centers and health clinics, con- 
struct housing, develop po- 
table water systems, repair and 
renovate buildings and paint 
community structures. 

For more information, a 
free schedule, and group infor- 
mation, please contact Michele 
Gran at Global Volunteers at 
1-800-487-1074, or write to 
E. Little Canada Rd., St. Paul, 
Minnesota 55117. 

The Miss National 

College Photo Model contest 
is looking for contestants for 
their 1994 competition. 

Entrants must be cur- 
rently enrolled in a college or 
university, be between the ages 
of 18 and 26, single (never 
married), with no children, and 
not have been convicted a 
felony. Photographs will be 
judged on overall appearance, 
originality and creativity, and 
the quality of the photographs. 

For an application and 
information send a self ad- 
dressed stamped envelope to: 
S. Peterson, National College 
Director, 5400 W. Cheyene 
#1098, Las Vegas, NV 
89108. Deadlines are ap- 

The Small Business 

Development Center at Geor- 
gia State University will offer 
a program for those interested 
in starting a business. Bud- 
ding entrepreneurs will hear 

about legal issues of starting a 
business, marketing a new 
business, financing a business, 
and why a business plan is 
helpful in a full day program 
called "Planning Your Busi- 

"Planning Your Busi- 
ness" will be held Friday, 
March 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. at Georgia State 
University. The fee for "Plan- 
ning Your Business" is $35. 
For registration information, 
call Pam Davis at 65 1-3550. 

The Small Business 

Development Center at Geor- 
gia State University will offer 
a continuing education pro- 
gram for family owned busi- 
nesses. "Endangered Species: 
Family-Owned Businesses" is 
a series of four seminars on 
Monday evenings from 4:30- 
7:30 p.m. from February 21 
through March 14 at Georgia 
State University North Metro 
Center. Business owners will 
learn about developing the 
business plan, family and busi- 
ness systems, marketing and 

sales management The fee for 
the program is $195. 

For registration informa- 
tion on "Endangered Species: 
Family-Owned Businesses," 
call Pam Davis at 65 1-3550. 

College students get 

"extra credit" at Walt Disney 
World during spring break 
with the "Disney Break." 

This popular program 
offers significant savings on 
both theme park and Pleasure 
Island admissions. For $25 
(plus tax), students can enjoy 
a day at Epcot '94, the Magic 
Kingdom or Disney-MGM 
Studios. For an additional $5 
(plus tax) add-on, a whole 
night of fun awaits at Pleasure 
Island, Disney's nighttime en- 
tertainment mecca. 

This offer is good Feb- 
ruary 1 5 through March 25 for 
students with a valid college 
I.D. Students must be 18 or 
older to take advantage of the 
Pleasure Island add-on. Tick- 
ets are available at Walt 
Disney World ticket locations 
and Disney's Ocala Welcome 
Center on 1-75. 

Summer jobs better than waiting tables 

Over the past couple 

of months, a lot of information 
about various summer oppor- 
tunities has come across my 
desk. With only three months 
until graduation, I felt that this 
would be a good time to pass 
it along. 

Has cash flow kept you 
from going abroad? Then you 
should know about an easy, af- 
fordable way to see the 
world... working abroad. The 
nonprofit Council on Interna- 
tional Educational Exchange 
(CIEE) administers a unique 
Work Abroad program which 
enables college students and 
recent graduates to work for 
three to six months in Britain, 
Ireland, France, Germany, 

New Zealand, and Costa Rica. 

For only $160, CIEE 
will provide the necessary le- 
gal documents, so there's no 
red tape to worry about When 
they arrive, participants re- 
ceive an in-depth orientation 
from CIEE's overseas office, 
which also provides job and 
accommodations listing, and 
general support services 
through the stay. 

To receive a free Work 
Abroad brochure, call (212)- 
661-1414, ext. 1130,orwrite 
to CIEE, Work Abroad Pro- 
gram, 205 E. 42nd St. New 
York, NY 10017-5706. 

This spring six college 
undergraduates from across 
the nation will be chosen to 

attend Historic Deerfield Sum- 
mer Fellowship Program in 
Early American History and 
Material Culture. For the 
thirty-ninth year, a select 
group of students will live in 
Deerfield, Massachusetts from 
mid- June to mid-August while 
participating in an intensive 
examination of early Ameri- 
can history, architecture, deco- 
rative arts, museum interpre- 
tation, and museum opera- 

Each applicant ap- 
pointed to the program is 
awarded a fellowship which 
covers tuition, books, and vis- 
its to other museums. The fee 
for room and board for the nine 
week program is $1750. Fi- 
nancial aid for room and board 
is available for students with 

demonstrated need. Appli- 
cants to the program must be 
undergraduate students of 
sophomore, junior, or senior 
standing in a college of univer- 
sity as of January 1, 1994. 
Completed applications will 
be reviewed after April 1, 

Interested students 
should request a Fellowship 
brochure and application by 
writing Dr. Kenneth 
Hafertepe, Director of Aca- 
demic Programs, Historic 
Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield, MA 
01342, or by telephoning 

College students from 
across the country are being 
sought for summer jobs at one 

of the nation's most spectacu- 
lar national parks. 

Glacier National Park, 
located in the northwest comer 
of Montana, is best known for 
its rugged mountain wilder- 
ness and its historic lodges. 
Glacier Park, Inc., is looking 
for students to fill more than 
900 summer jobs in all seg- 
ments of the hotel and hospi- 
tality areas. Employees are 
needed this year from mid- 
May to early October. The 
highest demand is for employ- 
ees who can work through late 
September and early October. 

For details on jobs and 
salaries call Glacier Park, Inc., 
at (602) 207-2620, or write 
Glacier Park, Inc., Dial Tower, 
Phoenix, AZ, 85077-0924. 

February 14, 1994 


Page 5 

Intangible dreams of this thing called love 

By Trish Hinton 

As I spoke to a friend 

of mine about what in the 
world I could possibly think of 
to write about "love." She 
whined and told me: "Love 
sucks!" Then, in a moment of 
sheer brilliance and a wisdom 
above and beyond her calling, 
she added: "The opposite of 
love is not hate, but indiffer- 
ence." I think a large part of 
her problem arose from a re- 
jection received from her most 
recent love interest, but in all 
ofher misery I think she made 
a very valid point that deserves 
some attention. 

In this issue of the paper, 
in honor of the festival of love 
that occurs annually on the 
14th of February, you will hear 
much concerning the wonders 
and the evils of love, hate, re- 
lationships, and the like. So 
often we, as infallible humans, 
feel passions that we label with 
the strongest emotion we can 
muster. We seem convinced 
that this feeling is the right one, 
the perfect one. This guy, this 
girl is "the" one. An exaggera- 
tion is what this seems to be 

from a healthy point of view, 
but when one is in love and 
actually experiencing these 
feelings mental health does not 
appear first on the list of things 
to care about. Undoubtedly, as 
I, and I am sure many others 
will attest to, love is an over- 
whelming feel ing that can and 
does inspire people to do what 
would not have been thought 
of otherwise. It is a strong and 
moving force whether between 
mother and child, brother and 
sister, or boyfriend and girl- 
friend. In studies done as far 
back as the 1 3th century, emo- 
tional deprivation (essentially 
lack of love or affection) has 
proven deadly. We know, then, 
that we need love. The prob- 
lem is whether or not we place 
too much emphasis on that 
single emotion. 

Must people consume 
themselves with this passion? 
And if not love, must its ant- 
onym, hate, then be true? I 
don't want to sound like a 
jilted lover, embittered through 
years of active hatred, but los- 
ing myself in someone's eyes, 
losing control of my own pas- 
sions and emotions, and feel- 
ing weak in the knees at the 
sound of someone's footsteps 
does not appeal either to my 

sense of reason or to my sensi- 
tive side (yes, I so have one). I 
believe that a certain medium 
can be attained, a balance be- 
tween theloveandthehate that 
often stirs our imaginations 
into a frenzy. As the friend 
quoted earlier stated, there ex- 
ists a certain level of indiffer- 
ence that can be more painful 
than the hate or total lack of 
love we envision when rejected 
or ignored. But instead of ac- 
knowledgingthis indifference, 
we fan the flames of our love/ 
lust and regard their lack of 
interest in us as the disgust or 
hatred they must feel for us. 
We punish ourselves, and yet 
attempt to raise ourselves 
above human height by claim- 
ing ourselves martyrs — dying 
of lovesickness. 

Allow me to clarify my- 
self. Although there's nothing 
wrong with love and passion, 
when taken to excess and en- 
tered into "blindly," as we 
commonly refer to love, the 
result is a gush of uncontrol- 
lable emotion, not a touching 
and sincere relationship be- 
tween two sensible individu- 
als. I think most people would 
agree that this "calmer" love 
is better, but the second they 
fall in love, they behave just 

as immaturely and become 
just as sappy. My only words 
are lo be careful. Human pas- 
sions are strong; love and hate 
both carry connotations of the 
eternal, but are abused describ- 
ing every twinge of a feeling 

The Top Ten Gifts at 

Valentine's For 
Oglethorpe Students 

By Bobby "Big Driver" Holman 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

10. A couple more speed bumps (can't have too many). 
9. Oreo cookies for everyone. 
8. A trip to the "Big Dance," Division III style. 
7. A summary of the book The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. 
6. Completion of that huge athletic complex. 
5. Niki Taylor to enroll at OU. Her beautiful body umm... personality 

would be welcomed by all. 
4. A successful bonfire this year. 

3. Free beer, wine, and food all the time, not just Homecoming. 
2. Less partially hydrogenated soybean oil in our diets. 
1. A free ticket to the Steve Taylor shrine in Trustee 12. 

we experience. We need to 
learn to accept a level of indif- 
ference, to not hide our pains 
under a mask of hate, and to 
not inflate our likes and plea- 
sures into intangible dreams of 
this thing called love. 

CounseIInq Presents: 

Three interactive, supportive, life-skills 
groups. All groups are led by Betsy Ryland, 
PhD. Psychologist. 

These groups are designed with your par- 
ticular needs in mind. Each group is 4 ses- 
sions in length and focuses on a specific theme. 

You'll learn, share, and gain support. 

1. " Yipes. I'm a senior! " 

Join with other to learn about and face the 
thrill and panic of being a SENIOR! 
Thursdays 1:45-2:30 p.m. Faith Hall. 
February 17 and 24, and March 3 and 10. 

2. " Building self-esteem: Positive self-talk" 

Learn how to talk to yourself with words 
of wisdom. It works! 
Fridays 12:45-1:30 p.m. Faith Hall. 
February 18 and 25 and March 4 and 11. 

3. " Ah. Relaxation Training" 

It's about time to learn how to relax. Learn 
ing to cope with stress spells a lifetime of 
success for you. 

Fridays 1:45-2:30 p.m. Faith Hall. 
February 18 and 25 and March 4 and 11. 

Everyone is welcome! 

For information contact Betsy Ryland, 
Ph.D. at 364-8413. 

Counseling is a free confidential service 
for students. 

The Counseling Office is located in the 
University Health Center - Faith Hall. 

Roommate Wanted! 

Recent graduate looking for 

responsible laid-back M/F 


Call Anne (404) 889-0658. 
Moving to Atlanta area. 

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February 14, 1994 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

The student on 

ProFile this issue is probably 
a familiar face to many of you, 
especially if you live on the 
third floor of Traer. That's 
right - it's your Resident As- 
sistant Gina Fraone! For those 
of you who haven't met her 
around the dorms, you may see 
her in the bookstore where she 
spends a great deal of her time 
working. Gina is a junior ma- 
joring in political studies with 
a minor in writing and is a 
former editor of The Stormy 
Petrel. She says her biggest 
challenge this year is "to bal- 
ance my academic schedule 
with being an R. A." Accord- 
ing to women on her floor, 
Gina Fraone is doing a great 
job. Traer resident Colleen 
Grogan says she especially 
enjoyed the John Hughes film 
presentation Gina organized 
for Halloween. The best thing 
about the job, Gina comments, 
has been "getting to know the 
housing people". 

Gina decided to leave 
her native Massachusetts for 
the opportunity to study in 
Atlanta, and she found 
Oglethorpe best suited to her 
needs. Atlanta has proved to 
be a good choice for Gina who 
enjoys visiting the High Mu- 
seum and listening to music, 
especially Peter Gabriel. Gina 
hopes to one day become a 
political journalist, but for now 
she is busy with R A duties for 
this semester. One of her plans 
for February is to hold a self- 
defense program which will be 
open to all women on campus. 
Oglethorpe student Jennifer 
Johnson will serve as the in- 
structor. Gina also intends to 
become more involved with 
groups like RH. A and the Stu- 
dent Alumni Association in 
order to get ideas for other pro- 
grams. It seems like Gina 
Fraone is already off and run- 
ning towards making O.U. 
housing a better place to be. 

Does being in love really stink? 

By Will Mullis 
Co-Feature Editor 

"Being in Love Really 

Sucks." This is the title of a 
very amusing song by Meryn 
Cadell. Does being in love re- 
ally suck? First, ask people 
who have been ruthlessly jilted 
by someone they loved and 
they will probably readily 
agree. Then ask someone 
whose loved one has been 
forced to move away and leave 
them behind forever. They 
would probably hop on the 
"Love Sucks" train too. Fi- 
nally, talk to someone who has 
a brand new love and is still in 
the blinded stage where the 
other person's faults are non- 
existent. Most likely you will 
receive some greatly contrast- 
ing responses. Some people's 
hearts have never been 

pierced, some hearts heal eas- 
ily, and some people can't 
seem to forgive or forget the 
great love that would not or 
could not be theirs. All of us 
know people who fit into each 
of these categories. Their is 
nothing more agonizing than 
watching a lovestruck friend 
crash and burn in a relation- 
ship, with the notable excep- 
tion of it happening to you! 
The irony being that you are 
most likely to meet someone 
wonderful minutes after you 
have resolved to never falling 
in love again!!! And when you 
are ready and willing to take 
the plunge suddenly the cup- 
board of available lovers is 

And unfortunately those 
of us who aren't in a loving 
relationship at present have 
been getting nothing but re- 

The history of 
Valentine's Day 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

For most of you, 

Valentine's Day probably con- 
jures up mental images of 
hearts, flowers, candy, and 
greeting cards, of course. In 
truth, the holiday is grounded 
in facts that are not quite so 
pretty. It is fairly common 
knowledge that St. Valentine is 
thought to be the patron saint 
of lovers, but how did we get 
from holies to Hallmark? The 
holiday began as a day of feast- 
ing to commemorate two mar- 
tyrs, both named Valentine, 
who died near Rome on the 
same day. The first man was 
a priest killed during the per- 
secution of the Goths. He was 
supposed to have cured a 
young blind girl of her handi- 
cap. The second Valentine was 
the Bishop of Terni, rumored 
to have healed the deformed 
son of a Greek man living in 
Rome. Both men were be- 
headed and buried along the 
same road - not exactly the 
stuff season's greetings are 
made of. 

Another explanation of 
the holiday's celebration is not 
quite so gruesome. A popular 
medieval belief held in France 
and England was that the mat- 
ing season for birds began at 
the start of the second fortnight 
of the second month. This led 
to a more general celebration 
of new life (and love) in the 
spring. Geoffrey Chaucer may 
have been the first to mention 
the holiday in literature. In his 
Parliament of Foules Chaucer 
penned these lines, "For this 
was on seynt Valentynes day, 
when every foul cometh ther 
to chese his make." By the late 
Middle Ages it was common 
for lovers to send each other 
notes on this day, and with the 
organization of postal systems, 
the custom grew to exchang- 
ing cards with friends and fam- 
ily as well. Valentine's day is 
still special for couples, and 
hearts and flowers are fine. 
Just remember on February 
1 4, you owe whatever love to- 
kens you may receive to a 
couple of dead Romans and or- 
nithological mating habits. 

minders lately that Valentine's 
Day is nearly upon us. Ahh, 
Valentine's Day, which was 
originally intended to celebrate 
the deaths of two Christian 
martyrs. Now it is another 
holiday which has been hyped 
through the stratosphere by 
card companies, florists, jew- 
elers, and the people that make 
those cheap little candy hearts 
with cute messages. Never 
mind the fact that you just 
spent a bundle on all your 
loved ones during the semes- 
ter break. The merchants of 
America want any funds you 
might have left: example: 
"For your anniversary tell her 
you'd marry her all over 
again." Has anyone ever 
stopped to consider how much 
jewelry men are urged to pur- 
chase in a calendar year? 
Something for Valentine's 
Day, Mother's Day, her birth- 
day, for Christmas, and one 
just to "express your love." 
That's a considerable amount 
of diamonds and pearls (five 
if you weren't counting)! Is 
this what love is about? Let's 
hope not. 

I would urge those who 
are lucky enough to be in a 
loving relationship at present 
not to base any of their feel- 
ings on the giving or receiving 
of material gifts such as those 
offered above. While they are 
certainly nice, time, patience, 
and consideration are the best 

gifts lovers can give each other. 
The affairs of the rich and 
powerful certainly confirm the 
old saying that money can't 
buy you love. It is unneces- 
sary to spend a lot of money 
on your love, instead make a 
commitment to giving the per- 
son the energy and caring that 
any relationship needs if it is 
meant to be lasting. Go for 
walks, communicate openly 
(not hinting), and listen to 
what your loved one is saying 
to you. Always remember that 
relationships need constant 
maintenance and work if they 
are to continue running 
smoothly. The best of luck and 
love to everybody who is in a 
good relationship! As for the 
rest of us who are wondering 
what to do on Valentine's Day, 
I proudly present eight mov- 
ies to remind us that relation- 
ships aren't always what they 
are cracked up to be. 1 . Basic 
Instinct 2. Fatal Attraction 3. 
9 and 1/2 Weeks 4. Betrayed 
5. The Age of Innocence 6. 
The Lover 7. Untamed Heart 
8. Sliver 9. Wild at Heart 10. 
Final Analysis 

Keep in mind that when it 
comes to relationships some- 
times you will feel like Dr. 
Martin Luther King Jr. did 
"Free at last, Free at last, 
Thank God Almighty, I 'm free 
at last!" (suggested by Kim- 
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Personal Valentine's Day messages from the heart 


We've lived together. 
We've learned together. 
We've loved together. 
May we always be 


I love you. 
Valentine's Day! 

Lori Lynn 


To Mark Bingham, 

I have had the best S 
months of my life, thanks to 
you. You are my happiness, 
my sunshine. I love you, 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
Love always, 


A good friend is better 
than a guy, anyway! I love my 
awesome roommate! 

Happy Valentine's Day! 


I'm glad we have our 
love to hold us together, even 
though we are physically 
apart. I know that our love 
will last forever. Happy 
Valentine's Day! 

Love always, 


To Heather, 

Only four and a half 
months? Whether months or 
years, thanks for everything. 



For the Figment of my imagi- 

O you whom I have of- 
ten and silently come where 
you are that I may be with you. 

As I walk by your side 
or sit near, or remain in the 
same room with you, 

Little you know the 
subtle electric fire that for your 
sake is playing within me. 
- Walt Whitman 


Hey Baby, what's up? 
May your future be filled with 
sunshine and smiles. 

Happy Valentine's Day! 
Alexander the 

Michael Claxton, 

Psst! Don't tell anyone! 

I have a crush on you. 

Your secret Intel- 
lectual admirer 

Howdy Dave, 

Only at Denny's 

Dear J.F., 

HeyCutie! Want to go 
into the city? I'll meet you at 
Tiffany's! Happy Valentine's 
Day! I love ya lots! Thanks 
for Everything! 

Your N.J. Snow- 

E)omino 9 s 


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To Gray: 

"Unuttered words hold 

Won 't you please talk to 

We can unlock this mis- 
ery. . . 

Can't you show me how 
you feel now. 

Come on, come talk to 


Princess Brown 

On Valentine's Day it is 
finally time. 

To write to thee this 
Medieval Rhyme. 

At each days passing 
these feelings grow stronger. 

Tis a secret I cannot keep 
any longer. 

Alas, I can say she cap- 
tivates me so. 

And not a moment too 
soon it's beginning to show. 

For certain you are the 
apple of my eye. 

Tis only you I wish to 
hold under the midsummer 

In darkness I listen for 
your whisper when you 're not 

I'm reminded of none 
more perfect, none more fair. 

Suzanne my love, the 
one I covet the most. 

Do I wish to raise my 
glass and make this toast. 

Here's to you the one I 

Out of sincerity and 
nothing more. 

For seeing your smile is 
something of divine. 

So now I see there is 
none more fine. 

In your honor I place 
atop your golden hair this 
lovely crown. 

For you are truly a prin- 
cess Miss Suzanne Brown. 

Phidippides seeks psychology 
major with an artistic bent for 
field studies and conversations 
both cranial and humerus. 
Reply through P.O. Box 331. 

Hey Kid-o, 

Will you be by Valen- 


For Joseph Lee: 

Today is a special day 
for friends and lovers, but we 
do not share any of them. 
However, in the center of my 
heart and in my mind you 
smile will always last. 

I keep in silence what I 
feel for you. I patiently wait 
for the day that I could share 
with you all this and more is 
what I am going to he from 


Your secret friend 

Dear Lu Green: 

This black haired math- 
ematics major has an immense 
infatuation with you. Lu, you 
are the most beautiful lady on 
the OU campus. 

Your secret 

To my wonderful roommate, 

I hope you have a great 
Valentine's Day. 

Love always, 

P.S. 85 Rules 

Hey Sexy, 

Don't get ALARMED! 
It's just Valentine's Day. En- 
joy it under the stars. 

"Sleepless in 

D- " 


"To love is nothing. To 
be loved is something. To love 
and be loved is everything." 
Hopefully one day something 
can grow into everything. 

WOW seeks passionate BAD 
boy for fulfillment of flannel 
fantasies, late-night escapades, 
and stimulating conversation. 

Sexy, mysterious SWF with 
desire to dance seeks long- 
haired lover who can find the 

For happy hearts or hurting 

Call Counseling Office 

Faith Hall 


Betsy Ryland, Ph.D. 

To the Suite girls of 207, 208: 
It's been a really long 
trip, strange and all that. We've 
basically hated all of the 
Valentine's Days we've been 
through together. But this is 
the last - 1 love Y'all! 

To Pat Mulheam: 

But once I dared to lift 
my eyes, 

To lift my eyes to thee; 
And since that day be- 
neath the skies, 

No other sight they see. 
- George Gordon, 
Lord Byron 

To the student body: 

I wanted to take this 
space and say a big "Thank 
You" to all the students that 
responded to the Valentine's 
Day section of this issue. Our 
paper is written by students, 
published by students, and 
supported by student's re- 
sponses. Please keep up the 
responses in all divisions of the 

Ryan P. Queen 
Editor- In- Chief 

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February 14, 1994 

The continual Georgia State Flag Controversy 


A flag is nothing more than a symbol of the people 

By Shannon Montgomery 

A flag is nothing more 
than a symbol of a people. 
Like a national anthem or a 
picture of the capital, a flag 
captures community spirit and 
defines patriotism. The key 
word is community. Out flag 
is a symbol of a unified vision. 
Georgia now represents more 
than just descendants of Con- 
federate soldiers. 

When I hear people say 
that we should keep the Con- 
federate flag, I listen to their 
reasons. Most of them seem 
to center around the traditions 
of the Confederacy, so I will 


first address this issue of heri- 
tage and history. We have a 
marvelous smorgasbord of 
ethnicity, and the Confederacy 
does not seem (to many of us) 
to be a grand tradition. I real- 
ize that slavery was not the 
only issue in the Civil War, 
however, it does seem to be the 
most remembered. I am dis- 
gusted that my forefathers and 
foremothers would participate 
in the owning of other human 
beings, or even tolerate it. 

More importantly, the 
Confederacy has little to do 
with our current flag. The 
present flag was adopted in 
1956, a year of civil unrest, for 
the express purpose of making 

an anti-desegregation state- 
ment. The state legislature 
was, at that time, dominated by 
white men who were threat- 
ened by the probable loss of 
their power if desegregation 
were to become fully effected, 
voted to add the Confederate 
flag as a symbol of their deep 
feelings of hatred and preju- 
dice. This is plain history, re- 
corded in the annals of the leg- 
islature. For those who feel 
that the flag is a potent sym- 
bol of a rich heritage, I respect 
that. The fact remains, how- 
ever, that those who adopted 
the flag did not do so for that 

Oh, proud tradition! Oh, 

A little tolerance for my heritage 

By Darvl Brooks 

As I sat and watched 

Super Bowl XXVIII some- 
thing besides the game was on 
my mind. By the way, if Buf- 
falo ever makes it to another 
Super Bowl, I suggest only 
watching the commercials. 
But anyway, the other thing 
that was on my mind was the 
Georgia state flag. Many 
people protested the flying of 
the flag because of the pres- 
ence of the Confederate battle 
flag on the Georgia State flag 
To these people I suggest a 
little toleration for my heri- 

While talking about the 
flag issue Bruce Smith of the 
Buffalo Bills stated, "It's un- 
fortunate. It's ignorance. It 
offends me." I support Smith's 
right to make this statement 
It's a free country and Smith 
can make any statement he 
wants to. But I believe a little 
toleration and understanding 
should be involved before 
making a public statement 

Most people associate 

the Confederate flag with the 
Civil War, the South, and rac- 
ism. Most believe the Civil 
War was fought over the issue 
of slavery. However, this as- 
sumption is wrong. The Civil 
War was fought over whether 
or not the South had the right 
to secede from the union or 

Although many igno- 
rant, stupid, and racist people 
still believe that the flag stands 
for white supremacy, these 
people make up a small, small 
minority of southerners. 

To me the Battle Flag of 
the Army ofNorthem Virginia, 
as it should truly be called, rep- 
resents my past and heritage. 
My great-great grandfather 
fought and died defending this 
city and what he believed in. 
To my knowledge he did not 
own any slaves. To me the 
battle flag represents my heri- 
tage and I resent people trying 
to take this away from me. 

The same people who 
oppose my past have a heritage 
of their own and they have ev- 
ery right to this past. The Rev- 
erend Dr. Martin Luther King 

Jr. and Malcolm X were two 
prominent figures in the civil 
rights movement and I would 
never attempt to erase their 
names from the history books. 
However, many people are at- 
tempting to erase my past from 
the history books. 

I personally find some of 
Malcolm X's statements offen- 
sive. His belief in violence and 
the fact that he did not believe 
that whites could be converted 
to racial integration is what 
leads me to this belief. 

Despite the fact that I do 
not agree with Malcolm X I 
am not offended by people 
wearing Malcolm X t-shirts or 
other paraphernalia. How- 
ever, the first time many people 
see the Confederate flag they 
take offense. 

I think a little toleration 
is needed in this world. Ev- 
eryone has the right to say 
what they want to say, wear 
what they want to wear, and 
believe what they want to be- 
lieve. And in turn everyone 
should be respected and toler- 
ated, no matter what their 

flag of my fathers! Oh, let us 
keep this symbol of our heri- 
tage! Personally, 1 feel re- 
pulsed, not proud, of this relic. 
The Georgia flag has nothing 
to do with the Confederate sol- 
diers fighting to defend their 
homes. It has everything to do 
with men so afraid of change 
that they refused to admit the 
equality of their brothers and 
sisters. Perhaps we should re- 
member our history. But do 
we really want to "air our dirty 
laundry"? Is this the image 
that we wish to present to the 
rest of the world? I think not. 
Is the war that ravaged out 
state a fitting symbol of our 
present glory? I think not. 

But if morality and 
honor do not move you to 
change this symbol of igno- 
rance, perhaps economics will. 
Why did Atlanta almost lose 
the 1996 Olympic Games? 
Why is the NFL hesitant to 
place Atlanta into the regular 
rotation of cities who fre- 
quently host the Super Bowl? 
Black athletes are uncomfort- 
able performing under a sym- 
bol of what meant, one-hun- 

dred and fifty years ago, sla- 
very to them. Can we blame 

Of course, the freedom 
of speech that we have means 
that people are allowed to 
make use of whatever symbols 
they please. People may freely 
fly the Confederate flag over 
their houses if they choose, but 
they do not have the right to 
say that it represents our en- 
tire state. And let us not for- 
get that a flag is a symbol of 
an entire group, not a minor- 

Most of the African- 
American people I know are 
nonchalant about the flag. As 
one high school senior in At- 
lanta put it. "1 already knew 
that this state is a racist state, 
anyway. It's only fitting that 
they throw it up at me... the 
flag is a fitting symbol for this 
state." That is not what I want 
people to think when they 
think of Georgia. Georgia is a 
proud state of all ethnicities, 
and close-minded prejudice 
belongs with the Confederate 

In the past. 


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Pr oFlag 

By Robert Miller 

The state flag of Geor- 
gia should continue to repre- 
sent the state in its present 
form. The Georgia state flag 
represents a proud tradition 
which extends back to the ear- 
liest settlers of the state. Some 
groups argue that the flag rep- 
resents oppression and slavery. 
These are valid emotional ar- 
guments; however, they hold 
little historical substance. 
Education, not upheaval, is 
the answer to the problems 
facing the Georgia state flag. 
To understand the flag debate, 
we must look back at South- 
em history. 

The problem cited with 
the Georgia state flag is its 
likeness to the battle flag of the 
Confederate States of 
America. The Confederate 
banner flew over the camps of 
slave owners, white suprema- 
cists, and other assorted thugs 
in the Civil War period. It also 
flew over the camps of farm- 
ers, merchants, and gentlemen 
such as General Robert E. Lee 
who detested slavery. These 
men sought to protect their 
homes, their families, and tlieir 
way of life from the scourge 
of invading forces. 

Their loss and the sub- 
sequent death of many led to 
the bitterness which still 
haunts us today. Slavery was 
the rallying cry for the North 
in the later years of the war 
(1863-65). This issue caused 
deep resentment within the 
South. Abraham Lincoln pro- 
posed that after the war, slaves 
should be allowed to return to 
Africa (forming the nation of 
Liberia). Those who remained 
in the United States would be 
released into society in phases 
after passing through a pro- 
gram of education and job 

Lincoln's idea died with 
him — as died any chance for 
a peaceful reconstruction. 
With the radical reconstruction 
came a total and immediate 
release of the slave population 
with no structured education 
and economic hardship for the 

Southern small farmer. The 
repercussions are still being 
felt today in the poverty and 
division of the South. 

Tensions eased during 
the period following the recon- 
structioa The Ku Klux Klan 
disbanded in 1868, segrega- 
tion was firmly in place, and 
hatred became entrenched in a 
large segment of southern so- 
ciety (both white and black). 
This situation remaind un- 
changed until the mid- 1 950 's. 

The 1950s were turbu- 
lent years for the United States. 
The Supreme Court chal- 
lenged separate but equal 
schools in the South, The 
Black Panthers formed in re- 
action to a terrorist group who 
called themselves the Ku Klux 
Klan after the vigilante group 
formed in the late 1860s. As 
the situation swirled to the 
brink of open warfare, a pact 
formed between moderate 
whites and the leadership of 
the pseudo-Klan. One of the 
products of this alliance was a 
new Georgia state flag. The 
addition of the Confederate 
battle flag served as a symbol 
of defiance to one group and a 
way to preserve the heritage of 

Presently, the confeder- 
ate battle flag and the Georgia 
state flag serve as the symbols 

of a struggle between radical 
groups from both sides. 
Caught in the crossfire of this 
argument based on hatred are 
hundreds of thousands of de- 
scendants of slaves and con- 
federate war veterans who 
wish to allow the flag to re- 
main as a silent reminder of the 
sacrifice made in defense of a 
proud way of life. 

The issue of the Georgia 
state flag is not a racial one. 
Of all Confederate war veter- 
ans, over 90% did not own 
slaves. Speaking from per- 
sonal research, of the 23 Con- 
federate veterans in my fam- 
ily (11 never came home), 
none owned slaves. Most were 
poor farmers who saw their 
homes and crops destroyed, 
their land pillaged, and their 
women defiled (ever heard of 
Sherman's march). Over 
90,000 blacks served the 
South during the Civil War. 
Of those, some 10% were 
freedmen who fought for the 
same reasons as the poor white 
farmer. If he were still alive, 
the homesick black freedman 
who wrote the song "Dixie" 
would tell you the issue is not 
racial. It is about remember- 
ing where you came from so 
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February 14, 1994 

Vietnam helps U.S. maintain foreign policy integrity 

By Robert Drake 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Never mind the $100 
million plus market, never 
mind finally ending years of 
tense standoff, never mind that 
socialism has effectively been 
dead there since 1984. End- 
ing the ban on trade with Viet- 
nam is the right thing to do 
because it helps advance our 
foreign policy aims in Asia and 
in the rest of the world. 

Bill Clinton's message 
and timing were impeccable. 
Clinton said that he was end- 
ing the trade ban because the 
United States had laid out four 
criteria for beginning the pro- 
cess of normalization and Viet- 
nam met all four criteria. Fur- 

ther, Vietnam gets its reward 
just as the United States wants 
countries in Asia need a sig- 
nal that those who cooperate 
with the U.S. will benefit. 

China and North Korea 
are the central countries in 
question. Both want economic 
access to the United States and 
both have been under fire for 
political practices we find 
frightening. China has been 
accused of eugenic practices, 
exterminations in Tibet, and 
general quashing of dissent 
North Korea has also garnered 
a horrid human rights record 
and is clearly developing 
nuclear technology. 

Economic enticements 
have been part of the bargains 
discussed to get China and 

North Korea to "correct" their 
actions. Vietnam also has been 
engaged in practices the U.S. 
did not like. Private property 
was eliminated, Cambodia 
was invaded, and Vietnam had 
been uncooperative in verify- 
ing the whereabouts of our 
MIAs and POWs. 

When Vietnam began to 
cooperate on remains, diplo- 
matic contact began between 
the Washington and Hanoi. At 
the end of 1987, Nguyen Van 
Linh ordered a reformation 
allowing foreign corporations 
to again own property and op- 
erate in Vietnam. As a result, 
U.S. companies such as Hill 
and Knowlton used their Aus- 
tralian divisions and entered 
the Vietnamese market. Viet- 

Petrel's Open Line. . . 

Elvis is ALIVE!. . 

By Christopher S. Raper 

Elvis b alive! As un- 
believable as this sounds, it is 
nothing but the truth. Priscilla 
is lying to keep her money and 
her sanity. The Colonel is ly- 
ing to keep his royalty checks 
coming in the mail. The Na- 
tional Enquirer is lying to 
keep it's readership up. The 
only reliable source of infor- 
mation on the "King" is my- 
self Let me explain. 

I first met Elvis in a 
doughnut shop when I was six- 
teen. I was having a cup of 
deceive and an apple fritter 
while the "King of Rock and 
Roll" was inhaling a couple of 
dozen glazed jobs. I couldn't 
believe my eyes. He was a 
behemoth of a man. His glis- 
tening "D.A" had turned into 
a kind of knotted, shoulder 
length shrub. His jowls of the 
seventies were still there, only 
bigger. The pelvis was not 
gyrating any more, it was jig- 
gling. Ed Sullivan and the 
moral majority need not worry. 

Just as I started believ- 
ing the coffee was just too 
strong and this was an ex- 

tremely weird hallucination, 
he looked up into my eyes. I 
froze in fear. He slowly pulled 
his hulk of a body out of his 
chair and started coming my 
way. What was I going to say? 
'I My mother has all your al- 
bums.", or "You're the reason 
I'm hooked on peanut butter 
and 'nanner sandwiches." I 
was terrified. To my astonish- 
ment, he sat down directly 
across from me, smiled, and- 
spoke. "Hey man, er. . .you 
gonna finnish the resta that frit- 
ter?" "N. .N. No," I said, "It's 
all your yours." He smiled at 
me with sincere gratitude. 
"Thanks man, you don't know 
how good it feels to be out-n- 
about again, know-what-uh- 
mean?" I just kept nodding in 
agreement. I still had not re- 
covered from the initial shock 
of sharing a doughnut with Mr. 
"Blue Suede Shoes" himself. 
"You wanna hear a story?", he 
said. I whispered a yes. He 
told me everything. 

He rambled for hours, 
only pausing for a bite of frit- 
ter or a slurp of Java. He ex- 
plained all, from problems 
with Priscilla, to the faking of 
his overdose at Graceland. He 


took me out to his Cadillac and 
showed me all of the paper- 
work. I browsed the falsified 
documents. We laughed as we 
watched the video taped foot- 
age of his funeral on the 
Caddy's VCR. He sang 
"Love Me Tender" with such 
feeling! almost cried. What a 
great guy. You might say he's 
a "King." We exchanged 
phone numbers that night and 
have kept in touch ever since. 
You might want to know why. 
I might tell you. 

Elvis told me he had a 
specialjobforme. He wanted 
me to spread the word. He 
wants everyone to know he's 
not dead. You see, he's plan- 
ning a come back in '96. He 
says he'll make Axl Rose look 
like Donnie Osmond, and I 
believe him. I'm not telling 
you this for fame or fortune, 
or the satisfaction of telling 
you "I told you so." I'm tell- 
ing you these things because 
my friend, Elvis Presley, wants 
you to know. He wants you to 
come down and see him in '96. 
Most importantly, he wants 
you to know he misses all his 
fans. He wants you to believe 
he's still there, and so do I! 

nam became vested in work- 
ing with the United States. 

Vietnam will become 
even more vested now that the 
embargo has been lifted. The 
same inducements can be used 
with China and North Korea. 
North Korea will see that if 
they agree to return to non 
nuclear status, we will uphold 
our agreements to move to- 
ward a more open trade pol icy. 

China is the most inter- 
esting case. They have two 
reasons to pursue the changes 
the U.S. wants more actively. 

First, they have Vietnam's case 
to show we keep our word. 
Second, as a long time rival of 
Vietnam for influence in South 
East Asia, China cannot allow 
too much attention to be se- 
cured by Vietnam. 

The result is that the 
Clinton policy should mean 
trade opportunities for U.S. 
countries, better information 
about our losses, and better 
successes in our Far East for- 
eign policy. And for Clinton, 
3 out of 3 ain't bad. 

the U.S. wants more actively. J om OI J ain l baa - 

Thank you for 
no unpleasant 

By Mary Lynch no room searches or anytl 

By Mary Lynch 

Last semester I 

depledged from one of the 
campus' two sororities. For 
those of you unfamiliar with 
Greek Life this means that I 
pledged during Fall Rush and 
then during my pledge period 
decided (for whatever reason) 
to leave the group. There are 
a couple of unpleasant rever- 
berations that accompany 
depledging. The first is that 
you lose all of the money that 
you have already invested in 
the sorority. This bothered me, 
but I expected it and felt that 
joining and quitting were both 
my decisions, and I would 
have to accept the conse- 
quences of both. What I did 
not expect was the fact that you 
have to return everything that 
you own that bears sorority 
letters, even if it was a gift or 
you purchased it yourself. The 
though that the sorority could 
take things away from me that 
I bought with my own money 
angered me. I did not feel that 
pictures of my friends were no 
longer my property just be- 
cause there were Greek letters 
on them. I was also told that I 
would have to return a T-shirt 
that I had designed! But when 
the day came to give things 
back only things I chose to 
give were taken. There were 

no room searches or anything 
like that I had my t-shirt hang- 
ing right in the closet and my 
pictures taped to the walls and 
no one said a word about re- 
moving them. 

I was still worried about 
getting treated badly, however. 
I had heard horror stories 
about how sisters often 
stopped liking and speaking to 
depledges. I didn't want to 
lose the friends I had made, 
and I was upset that people 
who had been my friends days 
before could turn on me when 
I stopped giving them money. 
This turned out to be a sense- 
less worry, however. People 
not only continued to speak to 
me, but many went out of their 
way to prove that they did not 
care that I had depledged One 
girl told me that she would like 
me whether I was a Tri-Sigma, 
a Chi Omega, or in no soror- 
ity at all. Another told me that 
she didn't care what my rea- 
sons were, she would always 
be my friend. 

I do not regret my deci- 
sion at all, I thought about it 
for a long time and know that 
I am just not cut out for the 
Greek system. However, my 
experiences after depledging 
were great and I just wanted 
a chance to thank the sisters for 
being so accepting and for lik- 
ing me for who I am about not 
for what group I belong to. 

February 14, 1994 


Page 11 

The Strategic Plan debate continues . . 

Response! CounterResponse!- 

By Dr. William C. Schulz 
Division of Economics & 

Thank you for pub- 
lishing your editorial com- 
ments about Oglethorpe's 
Strategic Plan in the Feb. 3 
Stormy Petrel. It is important 
to continue the dialogue about 
this ongoing strategic planning 
process, and I'd like, in that 
spirit, to reply to your edito- 
rial. I am a member of the Stra- 
tegic Planning Committee, and 
have my Ph.D. in Strategic 
Management-so the issue is 
close to both my heart and pro- 

One of the most impor- 
tant aspects of a good strate- 
gic planning process is that it 
engages the members of an 
organization (Oglethorpe) to 
look honestly and carefully at 
themselves — it should prompt 
them to both ask and answer 
the questions: "who are we, 
what do we stand for, and who 
do we want to be?" The plan 
that you criticize addresses 
these questions head-on in an 
honest and clear fashion. The 
key to the plan is that it pro- 
vides a vision for what 
Oglethorpe ought to strive to 
be: A superlatively good small 
Liberal Arts Institution that is 
Rooted in the Atlanta Commu- 
nity and that focuses on help- 
ing students achieve their great 

The plan, as presented, 
builds on the best of 
Oglethorpe and in no way di- 
minishes the current educa- 
tional product, despite your 

interpretation. Your "analysis" 
seriously distorts the informa- 
tion that is contained in the 
plan, as you have taken cur- 
rent data in the wrong context 
arid drawn faulty conclusions. 
For example: you state that, 
"the best place to see the dete- 
riorating financial base of this 
school is the endowment 
(Feb.3, p.3)". You then show 
that our endowment is lower 
than most other schools, and 
even emphasize it with under- 
linedtext. Well, what you have 
shown is that our endowment 
is lower than we would like it 
to be— you have not shown 
that the financial base of OU 
is deteriorating, as you claim. 
In fact, since 1988 the endow- 
ment atOU has grown 54%!! 
Some deterioration (interpre- 
tation for the truly numeri- 
cally illiterate). 

While I will agree that 
our student to faculty ratio is 
not where we would like, for 
all OU students on an FTE 
basis (FTE students/FTE fac- 
ulty) the ratio is 12.91 this 
year, not out of the ballpark. 
Further, the average class size 
for non-core classes in 1993 
was 14, and I have taught 
many upper division courses 
with 4-8 students in them — a 
quality fact that I will put up 
against any of our academic 

Now, since money is an 
important factor in your edi- 
torial, I'dlike to turn to your 
distorted reasoning with re- 
spect to EGR and tuition in- 
creases. First, the things you 
like in the plan (which you 



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ignored to educate your 
reader about), and which will 
make for a more relevant and 
quality education at OU are 
not free! Adding faculty, staff 
and programs will cost money. 
Solely within the context of 
your numerically "slow" rea- 
soning however, things aren't 
as you state. The six percent 
increase in tuition per year is 
a nominal measurement — in 
real terms (corrected for gen- 
eral inflation) it'scloser to 3%. 
Further, relative to the in- 
creases at nearly all educa- 
tional institutions (average is 
close to + 7 % nominal) — our 
tuition increases are less than 
average. And where many 
other schools are shedding 
programs as they raise tu- 
ition, we are building pro- 
grams and building our re- 

The plan provides a di- 
rection to help us better attract 
resources from private donors. 
As we implement the plan, 
there will be more money 
available for OU merit-based 
scholarships, and the out of 
pocket expenses should be 
stable. So, you have mis-lead 
your readers by using tricky 
numeric reasoning to scare 
them into thinking that we are 
taking them to the cleaners. 
We are not — we are providing 
for a way to improve the Uni- 

The strategic plan pro- 
vides an architecture from 
which we, as a community, can 
begin to realize our vision. It 
gives us a base from which we 
can build for the future — the 
implementation will take 
time — and the details will be 
worked out by all of us that are 
honest in our desire to make 
the plan a reality. You must re- 
think how you approach 
analysis of this plan — to be 
fair requires that you put 
things in proper context and 
perspective. Oglethorpe has 
come a long way in the past 
ten years, and we will achieve 
great things between now and 
the year 2000 if we can have 
constructive input as to how to 
make it happen. 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

Before I begin this, my 
third article on the Strategic Plan, 
I would like to say a couple of 
open comments. First of all, I 
must thank all of the faculty that 
wrote responses to the February 
3 issue of the Petrel. All re- 
sponses, positive and negative, are 
welcomed. This paper is a pub- 
lic forum for thought, with the 
emphasis on public. Secondly, I 
would like to say that I did not 
cover nearly all that I had wanted 
to about the Plan in the last issue. 
Sometimes one page is not 
enough space to summarize 32. 
Thirdly, don't worry, there are no 
graphs this time. 

Now, on to the issue at 
hand, Dr. William Schulz's rather 
pointed response to my last ar- 
ticle. First, sir, thank you for the 
opposing viewpoint (These things 
are no fun at all if they are one- 
sided. What would Cicero have 
been with out his Catiline?) I 
must commend the Doctor for his 
unquestionable devotion to the 
school that is apparent in the ar- 
ticle, and for not succumbing to 
the urge to let his Ph.D. in Stra- 
tegic Management ride 
roughshod over the speculative 
ramblings of a first semester 

Apparently in writing my 
last article I have seriously dis- 
torted information, drawn faulty 
conclusions, used tricky numeric 
reasoning, and implied that the 
school has been "taking [us] to 
the cleaners." However to quote 
Mark Twain, "There are three 
types of lies. Lies, damn lies, and 
statistics." I believe that the Doc- 
tor is implying that someone who 
has just recently entered college 
has bamboozled the statistics of 
this committee so much as to elicit 
a response as harsh as this. And 
of course, all the statistics that he 
has come back with are perfectly 
legitimate. Of course. By the 
way, let's look at some of those 
statistics if we could. 

First, he brings up the mat- 
ter of endowment. I do have to 
make one concession about my 
statements. The endowment is 
not, technically, deteriorating. 
That was an unfortunate state- 
ment on my part. However, com- 
pared with the recent growth in 
the endowments of our academic 

peers the 34% increase he claims 
is only slightly more dramatic 
than, say, comparing the military 
growth in Germany and Poland 
prior to World War II. But let's 
talk numbers again, since that 
54% seems to stand out so much. 
For the five year period between 
1986 and 1991 (which were the 
only figures published in the Plan. 
I am assuming that the school 
used numbers that would give 
them the benefit of the doubt, so 
I'll let them have it.), the mean 
Oglethorpe endowment increase 
was 44. 1%. The mean increase 
for our academic peers was 
108.5%. Makes 44% seem al- 
most incidental, eh? Yet another 
category in which we fall roughly 
60% behind our competitors. 

Attempting to dismantle 
my argument on the endowment 
was apparently not enough. He 
then moved on to the student/fac- 
ulty ratios that I had cited. How- 
ever, he talks only about the FTE 
ratios, without bothering to ex- 
plain these letter; to any of the 
readers, including me. Because 
of this, I was going to try to clarify 
the situation, and talk only about 
the full time faculty. This was for 
three major reasons: the full time 
faculty is the nucleus of the 
school, including the summer and 
night programs; the adjunct fac- 
ulty does not serve as advisers, 
do not do any admissions work, 
do not supervise internships and 
theses, ecL; very few adjunct fac- 
ulty teach the class load that a full 
time teacher is asked to accom- 
plish. To back up some of these 
reasons, in the summer of 1992, 
exactly half of the summer 
courses (62 of 124) were taught 
by full-time faculty. Or shall we 
say, full-time-and-a-half faculty. 
I knew though, that if I completely 
switched the frame of reference 
away from (he statistics that Dr. 
Schulz used, I would be accused 
of skirting his issue. Therefore I 
will look at data for both the FTE 
faculty and the full-time faculty. 

Before I continue, please 
note that I am using data that is 
from the 91 -92 and 92-93 school 
years. It was first presented by 
Dr. John Knott to the Budget 
Committee in the winter of 1 993. 
Unlike some people in this dis- 
cussion, I have not been made 
privy to the current information 
and statistics that the Strategic 
Planning Committee has at its dis- 
see Startegic Plan page 13 

Page 12 

February 14, 1994 


The aerobics class makes you "shake that body" 

By Yoli Hernandez 

Ever since last semes- 
ter all I've been hearing from 
countless girls all over campus 
is "Ahna kicked my butt!" 
No, my friends, Ahna Sagrera 
is not beating up half of 
Oglethorpe; she is teaching 
aerobics classes. Since I am 
not much of an exercise enthu- 
siast, I ' ve tried to overlook this 
new form of getting in shape. 
Yet, despite my apathy the sub- 
ject has been unavoidable. It 
has creeped up on me during 
lunch conversations, at parties, 
and in between classes. Fi- 
nally, I've decided to dust off 
my sneakers and find out what 
is so special about these 

I enter the Grenwald 
Room where there are about 

fifteen girls, some of which are 
surprised to see me there. We 
begin by doing warm up exer- 
cises and floorwork to the beat 
of modem music. There are 
only three mats, so some of the 
girls have to lie on the ground. 
Then Ahna begins to pick up 
the pace by making us "grape- 
vine" and "shuffle" all over the 
room. There she is screaming, 
"Come on girls, you're doing 
good!" while I am about to 
collapse on the floor. By the 
time the hour had passed and 
we were almost done with the 
cooling down exercises, I 
thought my body was going to 
dismember in the middle of 

Well, we are back from 
break and the aerobic classes 
have resumed. However, they 
are still in the Student Center, 
with borrowed mats and with- 

A message from the 
Senior Class President 

By Brian Davis 
Senior Class President 

With three months 

remaining in our Oglethorpe 
careers, the seniors are busily 
preparing for graduation and 
life after Oglethorpe Univer- 
sity. 175 students have applied 
for May graduation. If you are 
planning to graduate in May, 
but have not applied in the 
Registrar's Office, you must 
do so immediately. Currently 
the Seniors are deciding on a 

class gift and searching for a 
graduation speaker. For those 
seniors unable to attend our 
last meeting, graduation an- 
nouncements will be going on 
sale in the bookstore in a few 
weeks and information on 
class rings can be found there 
also. Good luck to everyone 
in their last semester. If you 
have any questions concerning 
the Senior Class, contact Brian 
Davis at 365-2609 or through 
Box 1 17 in the Student Cen- 

Alpha Phi Omega 

By Joe Cox 
Alpha Phi Omega 
Corresponding Secretary 

Welcome back to old 

and new Brothers. We are 
looking forward to a busy se- 
mester. On behalf of the Red 
Cross I would 1 ike to thank ev- 
eryone who participated in the 
Blood Drive on February 7. 
Alpha Phi Omega helped 
Goodwill with its annual 
Booksale at Northlake Mall, 
and we are participating in the 

Special Olympics basketball 
camp every Monday from 
5:30to8:00. Please bring your 
used Christmas cards to Kim 
Wilkes; they will be recycled 
and used as a fund-raiser for 
St. Judes Hospital. The At- 
lanta Community Food Bank 
extends its thanks to everyone 
who participated in the Rush 
Service Project. Alpha Phi 
Omega just finished its Spring 
'94 Rush Week and inducted 
its pledge class. Congratula- 
tions Pledges! 

out steps. Despite the lack of 
better resources, the aerobics 
classes are still generating ex- 
citement and support from the 
women on campus. They con- 
tinue to grow with the antici- 
pation of soon being moved to 
the "Pit" in the basement of 
Lupton. They are taught at 
9:15 p.m. in the Grenwald 
Room by Ahna Sagrera Mon- 
days and Wednesdays, and 

Tuesdays and Thursdays by 
Stephanie Giles. Jen Fowler, 
an avid aerobics fan, says she 
greatly enjoys this new and fun 
way of exercising, "I work 
during the day so it's great to 
be able to go at night to gel' in 
shape and get my butt kicked!" 
As for my personal en- 
counter with physical fitness, 
I must say it was an intriguing 
experience. The day after the 

class every muscle in my body 
was throbbing. Yet, the pain 
just made me realize how out 
of shape I am. My goal is to 
continue attending the classes 
in the hopes of decreasing my 
panting when trek up the hill 
on my way to the academic 
quad. I can now proudly join 
in the female tirade of aerobic 
participants and say "Ahna, 
you kicked my butt!" 

Ambassadors select new officers 

By Ryan P. Queen 

Co- Publicity Chair Person 

The Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Ambassadors, a spe- 
cially selected volunteer orga- 
nization that assists the admis- 
sions office with prospective 
student recruitment, has se- 
lected new officers for the 
Spring and Fall 1994 semes- 
ters. The new officers are as 
follows: President, Jim Fasse; 
Tour Chair, Trish Hinton; 
Male Housing Chair, Bruce 
Wilkes; Female Housing 
Chair, Hope LeBeau; and Pub- 
licity Chairs, Ryan P. Queen 
and Christie Willard. 

The upcoming Ambas- 
sador events for the Spring 
1 994 semester are Winter Visi- 
tation Day, phone campaign, 
and Springfest '94. 

Winter Visitation Day is 
Saturday, February 19, 1994. 
The Ambassadors will help 
out with registration for visi- 
tation day, tours of the 
Oglethorpe campus, event and 
direction guides, and any other 
necessary assistance. 

The phone campaign 
runs from mid-February 
through March. The Ambas- 
sadors will be contacting pro- 
spective students to try and 
answer any questions or prob- 

lems that they might have 
about attending Oglethorpe 

Springfest '94 is from 
April 7-9. It is an action- 
packed preview weekend for 
accepted freshman applicants. 
Springfest '94 provides a three 
day excursion into college life. 
The Ambassadors assist with 
games, events, student hosts, 

In addition, the Ambas- 
sadors hold monthly meetings 
on the first Thursday of the 
month at 5:00 p.m. in the Stu- 
dent Center. Our March meet- 
ing is on March 3, 1994. All 
Ambassadors, please attend. 

Attention All Literary Writers! 

The Tower, Oglethorpe's literary magazine, is looking for art, po- 
etry, prose, and music submissions from the student body. 

There will be a cash award for the first entry accepted for publica- 
tion. Submissions should be left in Campus Box 463 in the Student 
Center or Hearst 301. 

Please contact Mary Anne Locke or Elizabeth Stockton 
for more information. 

Earn $500 to $1000 weekly stuffing en- 
velopes. For details - RUSH $1 .00 with 
a SASE to: 


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Dover, DE 19901 

February 14, 1994 

Page 13 




By Jason Arikian 
Chi Phi 

A hearty howdy from 

theworldo'Chi. Thankstoall 
in attendance at the Great 
American Groundhog Day 
Party. It was a smashing suc- 
cess. Congrats to our newly 
inducted little sister Shana 
Bowes, yet another kindred 
spirit embraced with open 
arms. A few general an- 
nouncements: we're having a 
movie night this Wednesday, 

to my knowledge we haven't 
picked out a flick yet so come 
over and be pleasantly sur- 
prised. It will, as always, be 
one of your favorites. Also, 
Chi Phi is pleased to announce 
the Whore spring concert tour, 
complete with new songs and 
a new sound, "come" check 
them out at the Bomb Shelter. 
As far as everything else goes, 
it's status quo and good to go. 
We hope this issue finds every- 
one else in a similar condition. 
Watch out for the ferrets. 


By Holly Harmon 
Chi Omega 

Chi Omega is off to a 

big start this semester with our 
initiation. Congratualtions to 
our 15 new sisters: Shana 
Bowes, Kendra Brubaker, 
Melissa Drouin, Stephanie 
Godlewski, Yoli Hernandez, 
Rebecca Hester, Ellen 
Kimbrel, Stephanie Manis, 
Barbara Noblin, Erin O'Brien, 
Kristi Pelletier, Kim Poppe, 
Ahna Sagrera, Angela 
Satterfield, and Tinnie 

Waterston. Also, congratula- 
tions to Meta Swain who did a 
wonderful job of putting it all 
together. We would like to 
thank Delta Sig, KA, and Chi 
Phi and everyone else for their 
support. Chi Omega's Home- 
coming couple this year is 
Holly Harmon and Jason Tho- 
mas. The plans for the rest of 
the semester are looking great. 
We just had our 25th Birthday 
and an open house this past 
week. Coming soon are our 
White Carnation Ball on 
March 12th and our mixers 
with Delta Sig and Chi Phi. 

By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Well, here are again, 

the wonderful world of the 
Greek Page in the Oglethorpe 
Stormy Petrel. And, once 
again I have the great honor 
of revealing to you the com- 
plex happens of Delta Sigma 
Phi... We are trying to finally 
get organized for our Mardi 
Gras mixer with Tri-Sigma 
coming up this weekend. 
Right now, we are making 
plans for Greek Week, our 
Formal, and our mixer with 


By Kurt Hirshman 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 

I would first like to 

welcome our newest pledge of 
SAE, Chris Wintrow. Once 
again everyone had a great 
time on our 4th annual ski trip 
to North Carolina. While 
many skied, other witnessed 

the second annual crackerball 
championship which resulted 
in the Dream Team success- 
fully defending their crown. 

Also WWSAE is com- 
ing to a ring near you! Good 
luck to Gold, Purple, and 
White in basketball. Lookout, 
here he comes! 

Strategic Plan 

continued from page 11 
posal. I have to make due with 
what I have. If there is a major 
discrepancy, L again, apologize. 
I have, to this stage, not men- 
tioned the fact that Dr. Schulz's 
rebutal uses data that I have never 
seen, and as far as I know, do not 
have access to. Maybe I am again 
mistaken, and this is not the bla- 
tantly unfair advantage that it 
seems to be. But enough bicker- 
ing, back to the figures. 

The ratio of FTE students 
to full time faculty in 1992 was 
20.7 (980:42). The ratio of FTE 
students to [full time faculty plus 
support staff] was 19.8 (980:44). 
The ratio of FTE students to FTE 
faculty was 16.3 (980:60). The 

ratio of FTE students to [FTE 
faculty plus support] was 15.8 
(980:62). Even considering this 
last figure, we have to take a sub- 
stantial leap to reach the 12.91 
of Dr. Schulz's argument this 
year. With the 75 FTE faculty 
this semester (information re- 
ceived on Feb. 9 from the 
Provost's office), a FTE student/ 
FTE faculty ratio of 1 2.91 would 
indicate a total FTE student 
headcount of 968. I do not have 
the exact figures for student 
population this year, but I was 
led to believe that the FTE 
headcount was much, much 
closer to 1200. 

This brings us to the aver- 
age class size that is mentioned 
in the previous article. A 14 stu- 

Chi Omega. We initiated 
Steve "No Memory" Taylor 
on the 4th and held formal 
intiation for Alan Tuders and 
Steve on the 6th. We also 
have numerous parties 
planned for this semester, one 
of which is our Toga Party 
tenatively scheduled for 
March 12. Well, that just 
about covers everything in our 
social stratosphere. Good 
luck, have fun, and console 
Dave and Dog for not making 
it all the way to the Homecom- 
ing court... they were so cute 


By Bridget Cecchini and 
Heather Hosko 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Happy Valentine's 

Day from Tri-Sigma World! 
We hope everyone had a fun- 
filled Homecoming. We know 
we did. We are all especially 
anticipating Tracey's initia- 
tion, especially her big sis Suzi. 
Our totally awesome social 
chairwoman Heather Hosko 
has planned terrific mixers. 
The Mardi Gras mixer with 
Delta S igma Phi promises to be 
exciting with famous couples 
and fabulous t-shirts. We are 
also looking forward to Two 
Stepping in the Twilight with 
the KAs. Congrats guys on all 
your new initiates. 

The third annual 

Parent's Banquet is scheduled 
for March 12 in our beauti- 
fully decorated house. Thanks 
to our housing corporation and 
sisters for putting our house in 
order. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, 
Trina Duncan, and the Drakes 
all contributed their valuable 
time and we trult appreciate 
them. Watch out for your 
Valentine's Day balloons from 
our annual fundraiser. Epsi- 
lon Theta has the honor of 
hosting Leadership School for 
our region. Sigmas from all 
over the Southeast wil 1 be here 
sharing ideas and t-shirts. 
Welcome to all of our sisters. 
Hey guys, start checking your 
mailboxes for Purple Passion 
Party invitations and come to 
find out who your secret ad- 
mirer is. 

dent average in non-core classes 
is nice, but for a university that is 
proposing to increase freshman 
retention to 90%, it seems to me 
that average core class size is a 
much more pertinent issue than 
that of non-core classes. As for 
upper level classes with 4-8 stu- 
dents, this is great. However, if 
the school can not keep students 
here until they get to these upper 
level classes, it seems to have lost 
the war while gloating over the 

As for the tuition issue, I 
simply restated what the Plan it- 
self said. If I misquoted it, please 
tell me. If my math was faulty, 
and a six percent increase over five 
years would not result in a tuition 
of over $16,000 by 1998, please 

tell me. As for the other increases 
in our peers, it might have been a 
good idea to point this out in the 
Plan itself, instead of as an after- 
thought when someone else 
pointed it out. 

As for the plan in general, 
I must again, as I said originally 
several weeks ago, complement 
the administration on its fore- 
thought in making this step. The 
finances now are, shall we say, 
less than exemplary. They can be 
improved, but it will take decisive 
action from the administration to 
accomplish this. They have taken 
the first step. All I am trying to 
do in these articles is to point out 
what they might trip on later. Dr. 
Schulz, once again, thank you, 
and louche, 

By Jason Arikian 
Greek Editor 

First, a universal 

disclaimer: I didn't mean it 
like that, and on the odd 
chance that I did, get over it. 
Now, on to the pillage. 
Greetings and salivations 
Greeks, I, Jason Arikian, am 
your new Greek editor. Stop 
laughing. It's not my fault, 
really. Two weeks ago you 
could have told me that I'd 
be up at 4 a.m. writing this 
column and I would have 
looked at you like you had 
lobsters crawling out of your 
ears. And yet, here I am, 
prostrate before the masses. 
The only things I can at- 
tribute it to is that no one else 
accepted and that I was too 
stupid to realize that I had a 
million other things to do. 
So, without further ado, my 
token cheers and jeers for 
this week. 

Cheers to the school 
for finally providing us with 
basketball hoops. I'm quite 
sure they '11 provide for years 
of entertainment and healthy 
inter-Greek competition. 
Although I don't wish to be 
the one whose windshield is 
shattered by the first errant 
ball or the first errant drunk 
man on the court. But what 
is more, I do not wish to be 
that errant drunk man. C'est 
la vie, the hoops are here, 
they're queer, I'll get used to 
them. That's about all I've 
got for now, and if there is 
anything out there in 
Greekdom that you want 
laughed about, praised, or 
torn to shreds, jot it down 
and drop it by the Chi Phi 
house. This is your column, 
too. Until next time, watch 
out for the ferrets. 

Page 14 

February 14, 1994 


By Chris Brown 
Entertainment Editor 

"The Piano" 


Holly Hunter 

Harvey Keitel 


A non-traditional ro- 
mance story of a woman and 
the two men who love her, 
Ada (Hunter,) speaking only 
with sign language and her pi- 
ano, is sent to the remote bush 
of 19th century New Zealand 
to live with her arranged hus- 
band, Stewart (Neill). Of All 
her belongings Stewart refuses 
to transport her piano, and it 
is left behind on the beach. 
Unable to bear its possible de- 
struction, Ada bargains with 
an illiterate tattooed neighbor, 
Baines (Keitel); she can earn 
her piano back if she allows 
him to do a few certain things 
while she plays for him— one 
lesson" for every black key. 
This arrangement draws all 
three deep into a complex emo- 
tional/sexual bond, remark' 
able in its naive passion and 
frightening in its disregard for 

"The Piano" is not a run- 
of-the-mill love triangle but, 
rather, is a compassionate at- 
tempt to show the reign of pas- 
sion and emotional want over 
the formalism of marriage 
Hunter, without speaking a 
single word, becomes the voice 
of love and sexual energy: 
Keitel, as usual, carries his 
passions just below the surface 
where they can be seen fight 
ing to come out; and Neill, in 
a surprisingly sensitive role af- 
ter "Jurassic Park," plays a 
nice stiff foil to the amorous 
neighbor and his wife. 

Everything about "The 
Piano" is stunning. The cin- 
ematography (shot in New 
Zealand) is awe-inspiring, and 
the music from composer 
Michael Nyman ("The Cook, 
The Thief, His Wife and Her 
Lover" and Prospero's 
Books") is eloquently modem. 
Most of all, the sexual energy 
is riveting and tastefully erotic. 

Oliver Stone completes his trilogy 

By Will Mullis 
Co-Feature Editor 

The word for "rice 

chaff' in Vietnamese is gao 
kho. This word that describes 
the dried husk that blows away 
in the wind was adopted by 
peasant farmers to describe 
themselves during several de- 
cades of war as they watched 
their country being torn apart 
by successive waves of con- 
flicting ideologies — the 
French, the Vietnamese ofboth 
communist and capitalist per- 

suasions, and finally the 

Oliver Stone has finally 
completed the third part of his 
momentous Vietnam trilogy 
begun with "Platoon" and 
"Born on the Fourth of July" 
with the epic movie, "Heaven 
and Earth." Unlike the first 
two films, this movie comes 
from the fascinating perspec- 
tive of a Vietnamese woman, 
Le Ly Hayslip, who is played 
by extraordinary first-time ac- 
tress Hiep Thi Le. LeLy'slife 
is torn apart as her brothers 

leave to join the Vietcong. She 
is inhumanely brutalized by 
soldiers of both sides. Later 
she marries a kind American 
soldier and returns with him to 
the U.S., unaware of the preju- 
dice that she will face, and the 
demons that lurk within her 
temperamental husband. 

Hiep Thi Le makes an 
impressive debut in the film. 
A physiology major at Cal- 
Davis University, she was bom 
in Da Nang, Central Vietnam, 
Hiep exited her country in 
1979 as a nine-year-old "boat 

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Hiep Thi Le stars as Le Ly in the epic drama "Heavan and Earth." photo by Roland Neveu 

OU produces "Thirteen Clocks" 

By Yoli Hernandez 

The time has come for 

yet another Oglethorpe pro- 
duction. What's unique about 
this upcoming show is that it 
is a children's musical. "Thir- 
teen Clocks" tells the unusual 
tale of the beautiful Princess 
Saralinda who is being held 
prisoner by her cruel, cold 
uncle, the Duke. He refuses 
to give her hand away because 
"it is the only warm hand in 
the castle." However, there 

comes along a young prince 
who is determined to marry 
Saralinda. The play revolves 
around the various impossible 
tasks the Duke gives the Prince 
to fulfill if he is to win 
Saralinda. Filled with song 
and humor, "Thirteen Clocks" 
follows the Duke in his 99 
hourjourneytofind 1000 jew- 
els and set the frozen clocks 
back in motion. Lee 
Knippenburg, the play's direc- 
tor, is planning on giving it a 
modem, 20th century twist. 

Children will be bused to 
Lupton Auditorium to enjoy 

the play. Proceeds made from 
the production will go to a 
charity selected by the cast. 
The show times are 10a.m. 
February 1 6 and 1 7. The Feb- 
ruary 18th show at 7p.m. and 
the February 19th show at 
2p.m. will be open to 
Oglethorpe students who enter 
free with their student IDs. Off 
campus adults pay $4 on Fri- 
days and kids pay $3. The 
Saturday matinee is $3 for 
adults and $2 for children. 

Don 't miss out on a great 
and humorous musical. Hope 
to see you there! ! 

person," undergoing a danger- 
ous journey with her seven- 
year-old sister as her only com- 
panion. Her family of nine 
was not reunited until the early 
1980s. Her character is re- 
quired to go through incredible 
trauma and age 30 years. Le 
is backed by a formidable cast 
of actors. Tommy Lee Jones, 
most recently in "The Fugi- 
tive," is Steve Butler, the war- 
haunted Marinne who falls in 
love with Le Ly and takes her 
back to California as his 
youthful bride. Joan Chen, 
most famous for her work in 
"The Last Emperor" and 
David Lynch 's cult hit TV se- 
ries, "Twin Peaks," plays Le 
Ly's mother. Rounding out the 
starring roles is Dr. Haing S. 
Ngor. The 1984 Academy 
Award-winner for "The Kill- 
ing Fields" was chosen to play 
Le Ly's father. Like Le Ly, Dr. 
Ngor endured terrific suffer- 
ing during the Southeast Asian 
conflicts to emerge as a pow- 
erful force for healing. 

Searching for the right 
place to shoot "Heaven and 
Earth," Stone scouted through 
the Philippines, Malaysia, and 
Thailand. He finally settled on 
Phang-Na, in the south of 
Thailand. This village fea- 
tures beautiful limestone for- 
mations rising dramatically 
from the green earth and bears 
a remarkable similarity, in 
both landscape and spirit, to Le 
Ly's village. The views and 
village are simply dazzling, 
even by the high visual stan- 
dards of Stone's other films. 

"Heaven and Earth" 
has all the other components 
that any Stone movie pos- 
sesses, great acting moments 
of extreme violence, and an 
emotional catharsis for the 
movie audience. This film will 
definitely run the gamut of its 
viewers' emotions: sadness, 
happiness, anger, and even 
horror. This film is recom- 
mended for anyone who en- 
joys a dramatic story, and es- 
pecially for those who enjoyed 
Stone's prior Vietnam sagas. 
Come prepared to be enrap- 
tured by Le Ly's courage and 

February 14, 1994 

Page 15 


An good explaination for Whore? 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

For anyone who was 

in the Bomb Shelter on Febru- 
ary 23, 1993, the 1993 
Oglethorpe day, the band 
Whore does not need to be ex- 
plained. You will probably 
still have a vivid mental image 
of Mike Rowe, the band's lead 
screecher, wondering back and 
forth across the stage in his 

Catholic school girl's dress 
and pink dred locks. Or of the 
Battle of the Bands in which 
the audi ance was sprayed by a 
Super Soaker full of Yoo-Hoo. 
For anyone who was not at 
either one of these events, let 
me attempt to explain. 

Whore is a band that had 
its origin in a random Open 
Mike Night last year. Two 
very good friends from Grif- 
fin, GA, freshman Tommy 

Ison and sophomore Mike 
Rowe, decided that they would 
get together and play a couple 
of songs from one of their old 
high school bands, Nasal Sex. 
They set up an in-depth prac- 
tice schedule, so as to reach 
their maximum potential be- 
fore the show, and then rigor- 
ously avoided it. Fifteen min- 
utes before the show started, 
the pair finally got around to 
working on the old songs. 

Tommy Ison and Mike Rowe, with dog, of the band Whore. 

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However, Rowe's creative 
juices, had started to flow, and 
a song mysteriously wrote it- 
self in several minutes. Hence, 
"Nuke the Gay Whales for 
Jesus" was bom. Next came 
the problem of image, what 
would this fledgling creative 
venture be called. Rowe got a 
far off look in his eyes, and 
with spirit of conviction (or 
convictions) said, "Whore, 
man. We're all just prostitut- 
ing ourselves to accomplish 
this thing that is mistakenly 
called happiness. It's got to be 
Whore, man." 

Thus the image was 
formed. Rowe and Ison re- 
cruited two other Brothers of 
Chi Phi, Rod Smith of Piano, 
Texas, and Jon Shiley of 
Aiken, South Carolina, on lead 
guitar and drums, respectively. 
As Rowe says, "We've got 
Rod on the guitar, and he's 
from Texas so he's a great gui- 
tar player. The worst guitar 
player from Texas is better 
than the best from anywhere 
else. Then we found de Dog, 
Jon Shiry. We didn't even 
know he could play, but man, 
he could." The next major 
event in Whore's life was the 
1993 Battle of the Bands, in 
which they came in second 
place by one point. Rowe still 
considers this a conspiracy 
because he believes that the 
administration fear a Whore 
Rebellion. Definitely some- 
thing to be fearful of. 

For some strange reason 
the administration had invited 
Whore back to the Bomb Shel- 
ter. Anyone that missed these 
epic experience of last year, 
should be there in the front 
row, right beside Troy Dwyer. 
But that's another story. The 
show has just recently been 
postponed, but has been prom- 
ised for sometime in March. 
Make sure to call Community 
Life for all the deatails. For 
all diehard Whore fans, there 
may be a special shock in this 
concert: Mike Rowe's real 
hair color. For now though, 
just remember "Texas is a 
great place to dry heave," and 
of course, "Shake, its great." 
Be cool, but stay hort. 

By Maria Johnson 

Time-proven artists 

such as Neil Young, Bruce 
Springsteen, The Indigo Girls, 
Peter Gabriel, and the Spin 
Doctors comprise the label of 
the "Philadelphia" soundtrack, 
and the result reaches levels of 
meaning which are higher than 
anyone probably expected. 
Because each of these per- 
formers contributes his or her 
own distinct interpretation of 
the movie "Philadelphia," the 
listener is bombarded with a 
multi-faceted music experi- 
ence. Such an experience is 
uncommon in today's musical 
world, because most albums 
are either a collection of songs 
written by one group, or are a 
collection of songs in a certain 
musical genre. Each of the 
unique "Philadelphia" tracks 
brings forth a different per- 
spective on a theme of fear 
versus courage and alienation 
versus love. 

Many otherwise open- 
minded music lovers often fear 
to buy movie soundtracks be- 
cause these albums seem to be 
a hodgepodge collection of 
boring background music. 
"Philadelphia," however, con- 
tains only one typical back- 
ground song-"PrecedenL" All 
other songs have musical merit 
in their own right, such as 
Bruce Springsteen's "Streets 
of Philadelphia" (which has 
already won a Golden Globe 
awardX or they tie directly into 
the movie, such as the aria "La 
Mamma Morte," performed 
by Maria Callas. 

An interesting note is 
that the producers of "Phila- 
delphia" asked Neil Young to 
write an upbeat rock song for 
the picture, and he came up 
with a ballad. They then asked 
Bruce Springsteen for one, and 
got . . a ballad These two 
ballads, "Streets of Philadel- 
phia," and "Philadelphia," al- 
though they aren't what the 
producers asked for, are what 
truly express the ideals of the 
movie, and make the album 

Page 16 

February 14, 1994 


Readers' Theatre produces "Dandelion Wine" 

By Christie Willard 

u . . . the town covered 

over with darkness and at ease 
in bed. Summer gathered in the 
weather, the wind had the 
proper touch, the breathing of 
the world was long and warm 
and slow." With these nostal- 
gic words, the audience gets its 
first glimpse into the mystical 
world of twelve-year-old Dou- 
glas Spalding. As if upon 
command, Lupton Audito- 
rium quickly becomes sleepy 
Greentown, setting for the 
Readers' Theatre production 
of Dandelion Wine . It is a 
heartwarming play about a 
young boy who discovers the 
meaning of life through Sum- 
mer. Opening night is sched- 
uled for February 22 at 8:00 

p.m. Admission is free, and all 
students are encouraged to at- 
tend what promises to be a 
memorable performance. 

The script for the play is 
taken from the novel Dande- 
lion Wine by Ray Bradbury. 
It is an adventurous tale about 
growing up in a small town 
and realizing for the first time 
that someday everyone must 
die. The cast consists of both 
new and old talent at 
Oglethorpe. Some members 
have been featured many times 
in drama department produc- 
tions, while this will be the first 
time on stage for others. Cast 
members include: Chris 
Brown, Killian Edwards, 
Mathew Farley, Mary Anne 
Locke, Kent McKay, and 
Christie Willard. The actors 
have to be versatile in their 

acting since the play calls for 
them to assume various roles 
throughout the performance. 
Even though the play may be 
more challenging for some 
than others, all of the actors are 
finding the play to be an inter- 
esting variation of acting. 

Dandelion Wine is a 
Readers' Theatre play. That 
means that there is more actor 
interaction between the audi- 
ence and the text rather than 
each other. There tends to be 
more emphasis on the voice 
instead of movement. Kent 
McKay, who portrays the main 
character, Douglas Spalding, 
said that "the play requires 
mental activity on part of the 
audience. Every performance 
of a Readers' Theatre play is 
likely to be different because 
no two audiences respond the 

same way." Since the new 
drama department has devel- 
oped at Oglethorpe, this is the 
first performance of a Readers' 
Theatre play. 

Besides displaying some 
of Oglethorpe's finest talent on 
stage, Dandelion Wine also 
exhibits the drive and creativ- 
ity of a student director. Mel- 
issa Stinnett is the lady behind 
the scenes who keeps the ac- 
tors on a tight schedule and 
pulls chaotic practices together 
in the end for a thrilling per- 
formance. She is working on 
a apprenticeship for theatre 
and decided to direct Dande- 
lion Wine because the novel 
was a childhood favorite. 
When asked about the positive 
aspects of the play, Melissa 
said, "The smaller parts are 
more developed than I thought 

they would be. We have a 
couple people who have never 
performed before and they are 
really bringing the parts to life. 
Mathew is doing an excellent 
job. He understands all the 
characters. . and this is his first 
time on stage." 

Dandelion Wine prom- 
ises to offer something for ev- 
eryone, young and old. Kent 
said' that "grownups are so 
guarded about what they say 
and do. The beauty of this play 
is that there is a twelve-year- 
old boy who does, thinks, and 
says what he feels." 

The performance is Feb- 
ruary 22nd at 8:00. Admis- 
sion is free and everyone is in- 
vited. For more information, 
please call Melissa at 365- 

Entertainment Grapevine. • • 

CxjdhxxaL, ana not 10 auLtuxaL, zuznti. in and around c^jiLanta 

The High Museum of 

Art will be showing several 
films during the month of Feb- 
ruary. On Friday, Feb. 1 8, the 
High will show "Andrei 
Rublev," a 1966 film, banned 
in Russia for five years, that 
recreates the violence of the 
Tartar invasion with savage in- 
tensity. On Saturday, Feb. 19, 
Marco Williams presents "In 
Search of Our Fathers," an 
autobiographical video that 
explores questions of family 
structure and responsibility, 
particularly as they relate to 
African- Americans. "The Old 
Dark House," a tongue-in- 
cheek horror film starring 
Boris Karloff will be shown 
on Friday, Feb. 25. For these 
shows, general admission is $4 
or $3.50 with a student ID. 
Finally, on Saturday, Feb. 26, 
David Skal will host "The 
Monster Show: a Cultural His- 
tory of Horror," using images 
from horror classics to discuss 
the ways in which horror has 
reflected the major social trau- 
mas of the 20th century. Tick- 
ets to this showing will be $5 

for general admission and 
$4.50 with a student ID. All 
shows begin at 8:00 p.m. 

The High Museum 

will also be hosting "Ansel 
Adams: The Early Years," an 
exhibition chronicling the first 
20 years of the photographer's 
career, until March 19. It fea- 
tures 77 rare photographs, in- 
cluding early examples of his 
spectacular landscapes of 
Yosemite. The galleries are 
easily reached by taking 
MARTA to Peachtree Center 
Station, Ellis Street exit. The 
exhibition will be open Mon- 
day through Saturday, 10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., and admission is 
free. Call 577-6940 for more 

On Sunday, February 

27, Gainesville Theatre Alli- 
ance presents an audio-de- 
scribed performance of "An 
Act of the Imagination," a 

brainteasing whodunnit by 
Bernard Slade. This thriller, 
set in London during the era 
of the beehive and short skirt, 
begins at 2:30 p.m. in the 
Georgia Mountains Center 
Theatre in Gainesville. Thirty 
complimentary seats have 
been set aside for the visually 
impaired and a driver on a first 
come basis. A walk around the 
set will start at 1 :30 p.m. To 
reserve a seat for the audio- 
described performance, call 
Gainesville Theatre Alliance 
at (404) 535-6224. For other 
performances, February 15- 
27, ticket prices range from 
$6-12 and may be purchased 
by calling the above number. 

Tri-Ci ties Theatre will 

open "Humans and Other Ani- 
mals," an evening of one-act 
plays, on Feb. 3 through 13 at 
The Discovery Arena at 
Neighborhood Playhouse, 430 
W. Trinity PI., Decatur, Geor- 
gia. The evening will include 
Edward Albee's "The Zoo 

Story," "Frost at Midnight," an 
original play by Gary Corseri, 
and "Hello Out There" by 
William Saroyan. The perfor- 
mances are scheduled for 
Thursday, Friday, and Satur- 
day nights at 8:00 p.m. and 
Sunday matinees at 3 :00 p.m. 
with free parking. Tickets are 
$8. For reservations, call 681 - 

The Alliance Theatre 

Company will be presenting 
"La Bete" by David Hirson, a 
hilarious comedy spoof of a 
17th century French acting 
troupe, from Feb. 1 6 through 
Mar. 20. Tickets are $14-34 
and may be purchased at the 
Woodruff Arts Center Box 
Office or at the High Museum 
Gift Shop at Perimeter Mall. 
Call 892-2414 for more infor- 

The Alliance 

Children's Theatre presents an 

adaptation of Hans Christian 
Andersen's "The Snow 
Queen" from Feb. 26 to Mar. 
12. Performances will be at 1 1 
a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Satur- 
days. Tickets are $6 and avail- 
able at the Woodruff Arts Cen- 
ter Box Office or at the High 
Museum Gift Shop at Perim- 
eter Mall. Call 892-2414 for 
more details. 

"A beautiful princess. 

. . an evil duke. . . a magical 
golux. . . and a prince who save 
the day. . ." The Playmakers, 
Oglethorpe University The- 
atre, will present "The Thir- 
teen Clocks," a children's the- 
atre production, Friday, Feb. 
1 8, at 7 p.m. in Lupton Audi- 
torium on campus. A second 
performance is scheduled Sat- 
urday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. 

Tickets for Friday's per- 
formance: adults $4, children 
$3; Saturday's matinee: adults 
$3, children $2. Call (404) 
364-8343 for reservations. 

February 14, 1994 

Page 17 


We must have some sympathy for Seattle 

By Jim Campbell 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Poor Eddie Vedder. 

You think you have problems? 
Think again. Imagine what 
he's had to endure in the past 
three years. First he got the 
chance to join a really good 
rock & roll band. Then they 
all clicked. The songs came 
and Pearl Jam was born. But 
wait, it gets worse. Next the 
band got signed to a record la- 
bel. By a cruel twist of fate, 
they had to travel around the 
world playing music. No, not 
yet, hold back your tears. Fi- 
nally they became successful. 
They were getting paid mil- 
lions of dollars to fly around 
the world doing something 
they all loved. Their voices, 
their message, and their art 
were being received with ap- 
preciation from Seattle to 
Singapore and everywhere in 
between. No doubt, a tragic 
story that would wring sympa- 
thy and compassion from the 
hardest heart. All bow your 
heads in a moment of silent* 

prayer for Pearl Jam, espe- 
cially Eddie Vedder. He's had 
it so rough lately. I wonder 
how much more he can take. 

All sarcasm aside, if I 
hear one more "alternative" 
rock star in taped up Chuck 
Taylors and torn up Levis 
complaining about how they 
hate being famous, I'm going 
to get on a plane, fly to Seattle 
and beat the hell out of him 
with his MTV award. Seri- 
ously, folks, does anyone buy 
this depressed teen angst crap 
that Kurt Cobain and Eddie 
Vedder shovel on our heads 
every time they're inter- 
viewed? Don't get me wrong; 
I like their music. I think 
they're very talented people. 
It's their politics and their im- 
age I can't dig. 

Think about it. If they 
really wanted to remain "un- 
derground" and pure, they 
wouldn't have signed six fig- 
ure contracts with giant record 
labels. They wouldn't make 
two million dollar videos. And 
they definitely wouldn't pose 
for Rolling Stone if they really 

loathed seeing their faces on 
magazine covers, as they are 
always bitching about It has 
become really hip nowadays to 
bite the hand that feeds and I 
don't understand it. If you 
don't want to be big and popu- 
lar, take a cue from bands like 
Fugazi and stay underground. 
Otherwise shut up and like it. 
Smile once in a while. I would 
if I had six million dollars in 
the bank. 

I speak from experience. 
I am in a band and we are cur- 
rently recording a CD with 
which we will subsequently 
attempt to land a record deal. 
Believe me, it's a conscious at- 
tempt to succeed. It doesn't 
happen by accident. Guys like 
Pearl Jam and Nirvana busted 
their butts to get where they are 
and it is really insulting to our 
collective intelligence to act as 
if they don't want to be there. 
Maybe they think they'll lose 
their original fans if they ad- 
mit they love success. If this 
is true, here is a little bit of 
wisdom for their fans: pay at- 
tention to the music, not the 

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charts. Get it through your 
heads that popular bands can 
still make good music. The 
term "alternative music" has 
become meaningless and 
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Monday Feb. 21 

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1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. 

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Men's 500m speed skating, 

1:05 a.m. -2:05 a.m. 

Men's downhill skiing, Men's 

Ice dancing, freestyle skiing, 

luge singles 

Ice hockey 

Tuesday Feb. IS 

Tuesday Feb. 22 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

8:00 p.m. -11:30 p.m. 

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Wednesday Feb. 16 

Wednesday Feb. 23 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

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8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

12:35 a.m. -1:35 am 

12:35 a.m.- 1:35 a.m. 

Moguls skiing, Men's 1500m 

Ladies' figure skating, 

speed skating, Women's luge 

Women's 1000m speed skat- 

ing, Men's giant slalom 

Thursday Feb. 17 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Thursday Feb. 24 

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. 

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Men's figure skating, Men's 

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. 

Super-G skiing, Ice hockey 

Freestyle skiing, Women's gi- 

ant slalom, Short-track skiing 

Friday Feb. 18 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Friday Feb. 25 

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

11:35 p.m. -12:35 a.m. 

8:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. 

Ice dancing, Men's 1000m 

1:05 a.m. -2:05 a.m. 

speed skating, Men's luge 

Ladies' figure skating, Ski 


jumping, Men's combined sla- 


Saturday Feb. 19 

1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 

Saturday Feb. 26 

7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 

11:35 p.m.- 12:35 a.m. 

7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

Men's figure skating. 

11:35 p.m. -12:35 a.m. 

Women's 500m speed skating, 

Women's downhill skiing 

Sunday Feb. 27 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 

Sunday Feb. 20 

4:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon 

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. 

11:35 p.m. -12:35 a.m. 

8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

Men's slalom. Bobsled, Ice 

11:35 p.m. -12:35 p.m. 

hockey, Closing Ceremony 

Ice dancing, Bobsled, Ski 


All times Eastern. 

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Dunn's passing shots for no particular reason 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
SID/Tennis Coach/Student/ 

Some passing shots, for no 

particular reason: 

-Just when I thought I 
had nothing to write about, 
Nate Briesemeister came bar- 
reling around the corner off the 
spread offense, took a Jack 
Stephens shot off the back of 
the rim and jammed the abso- 
lute -&--' out of the ball. My 
God man, did you see that 

Roswell boy jump up there! 
You ever wonder what got into 
him? I mean, what was he 

Since you asked, I'll tell 
you. You'dthinkthattheslam 
was his reward for hard work, 
training and preparation. 
Maybe. But for the record, it 
was built-in anger left over 
from the Hendrix/Trinity trip. 
It seems that Brian Davis stole 
his omelet at the Waffle House 
in Conway, Arkansas (don't 
ever get in the middle of that, 

mind you) and Nate was a l ittle 
upset Davis went up to grab 
the rebound, when Nate de- 
cided to get his revenge. Boy 
did he ever. A"10"foraggres- 
sion and a "9" for crowd im- 

-Thumbs down, way 
down that is, to the wonderful 
media, for making a hero out 
of Tonya Harding. Did you 
know that she likes to play 
pool, she drives a truck and 
considers herself just an aver- 
age person? I'll only say this 

Oglethorpe Men's Basket- 
ball continues their streak 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity Men's Basketball is 
stillonaroll. The team is pres- 
ently 17-3. They are ranked 
third in the south and in one 
poll, they are 16th in the sea- 
son. The Petrels most recent 
victories came to Sewanee, 
Fisk, and Centre. 

On February 2nd, the 
men defeated The University 
of the South 82-76. Andy 
Schutt was the leading scoring 
with 20 points. Bryon 
Letourneau went 6 for 7 from 
the field and scored 1 5 points 
total. Cornell Longino led re- 

bounding with 9 rebounds. 

On February 4th, the 
men beat Fisk 93-58. Themen 
shot 64% from the field as 
Ryan Vickers led the team go- 
ing 9-10 from the field and 4- 
5 from the line, scoring 24 
pointstotal. Schutt went 8-10 
from the field, scoring 16. 
Brian Davis went 7-10 from 
the field and scored 16 points, 

On February 6th, the Pe- 
trels defeated their most recent 
opponent, Centre College, 84- 
70. In this game, Davis led all 
players with 22 points. The 
obvious highlight of the game 
was the slam dunk by Nathan 
Briesemeister near the end of 

the game. Brian Davis ex- 
plained it best when he stated, 
"I was about to go in when I 
saw out of the comer of my eye 
Nate on a full sprint from the 
three point line. And then all 
of a sudden. Whoosh!" Nat 
pulled off a rim crushing dunk 
from a missed lay up by Jack 
Stephens. When Stephens was 
asked by teammates how he 
missed the lay up in the first 
place, his only response was 
"If I miss lay ups and Nate 
does dunks like that, I'll miss 
more lay ups more often." 

The men's team plays 
this weekend for the Home- 
coming match. Good luck 
guys. Come out and support 
the team. 

The OU Men's basketball team practices for the Homcoming game photo by Ryan P. Queen 

once.. .who gives a $h!t? 

-Why do people continu- 
ously get themselves psyched 
up for the Super Bowl? There 
is NO SUCH THING. At least 
we got to hear what kind of 
music Emmitt Smith likes, 
what side ofthe bed Jim Kelly 
sleeps on, etc. (Repeat above 
last sentence regarding Tonya 

-Never, I mean never, 
play air hockey with Cornell 
Longino. It's really hard to 
score when he sticks his mal- 
let inside the net. 

-Always, I mean always 
play air hockey with Brian 
Davis. He's hard to beat, but 
he always forgets to take his 
left hand off the table. Have 
you ever seen how red his face 
gets and how wide his mouth 
opens when he's in pain? 

-Did you hear what one 
of the morning radio stations 
said about Oglethorpe? They 
said that we would be the only 
school in the area that 
wouldn't go to the national 
basketball tournament. Feel 
free to call them with verbal 
abuse. Send them stats even 
(if I can find them). 

-Congratulations to 
Brett Teach, who will offi- 
cially be a Ga. State Panther 
after spring break. Nice job, 
but who's going to box out on 
the boards in intramural bas- 
ketball for our team? Who's 
gonna guard Mike Thomas 
and Mike Beran and all those 


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big forwards. Me? Right, have 
another beer. 

-Congratulations to 
Eleanor Fulton and Jennifer 
Johnson for staying in the sta- 
tistics leaders in rebounds and 
assists. And to Becky Ellis for 
her school record in steals. And 
while I'm at it to Kim Jack- 
son for being the coolest thing 
on two feet. 

-A statement from 
Briesemeister, regarding life in 
Arkansas: "You can buy a 
house here for ten bucks." 

-While we're on travel- 
ing: A big high-five to the OU 
basketball parents. Thanks for 
your support and your going 
wherever we go, thanks for 
giving us a huge morale boost 
and thanks for not beating the 
absolute dog*&%# out of 
those people in Trinity that 
Sunday afternoon. We'll just 
win and leave, thank you very 

-Somebody send me a 
medic... tennis season has 
started and I'm going to have 
1 or 1 1 women on my roster. 
Also, we had five practices the 
other week and Brian Young 
came to every one of them. 

-A closing comment 
that's none of my business... I 
love Eleanor Fulton and I love 
Phil Wendel... whether they're 
dating or not. 

Until next time, 
How's Ron Gant's leg any- 

Dunn, James Dunn 

February 14, 1994 

Page 23 

OU Track looks impresive 


By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

It looks as though 

1994willbethe strongest year 
yet for the Oglethorpe track 
program, headed by coach 
Bob Unger. Both the men's 
and women's teams are com- 
ing off strong duel meet sea- 
sons last year, posting a record 
of four wins and one loss, yet 
finishing in the bottom half of 
the conference. 

The men's team is bring- 
ing back many positive factors 
from last year's squad. Prob- 
ably most promising among 
these is tri-captain Nathan 
Breismiester, who won the 

conference high jump compe- 
tition with a jump of 6'6", with 
legs that were substantially 
less than 100%. He also fin- 
ished second in the triple jump, 
set a school record, and was 
named all-conference for his 
performance. Another tri-cap- 
tain is Beau Lyons, who set out 
the cross country with injuries, 
but is one of the strongest five 
and ten kilometer runners on 
the team and, according to 
Unger, the best three kilome- 
ter steeplechaser in the history 
of the school. The other tri- 
captain is Brian Davis, ofbas- 
ketball fame, who is also a 
potential star in the discus and 
javelin, as well as a prominent 

Linda Davis runs at the 1993 SCAC Tournament. 

photo courtesy of Linda Davis 

Intramural Basketball 
season is underway 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The OU Intramural 

Basketball season is just un- 
derway and this year it is ex- 
pected to be a rather competi- 
tive league. To start, the Clan 
of the Peter Dragons was 
forced to split into two teams 
to make it fair to the rest of the 
basketball league. Come on 
now it's really not that fair to 
have a team full of "retired" 
OU basketball players. From 
the fraternity aspect, SAE is 
expected to have a fairly com- 
petitive team. Their only prob- 
lem is that they lack some 

much needed height Delta Sig 
should bring forth a pretty 
strong team, but then again, 
the Delta Sig 1 volleyball team 
was supposed to be good .too. 
Another team with high expec- 
tations is Steve's Squad, a 
team "coached" by OU's own 
powerhouse center - Steve 
Taylor. The Coaches Team 
could falter a little due to the 
loss of power forward Phil 
Wendel, but rumor has it that 
they have recruited an un- 
named assistant baseball coach 
( ). The season should run 
until early March, ending just 
before Spring Break. Good 
luck and have fun. 

face in the open quarter mile. 
Another potential star to watch 
is the sophomore Doug Pack, 
the first runner in the school's 
history to make the NCAA 
tournament in cross country. 
In all, it looks like a strong 
field returning to the men's 
track program, as well as the 
fresh legs that the freshman 
class will bring in. 

The women's team 
looks to have a slightly more 
difficult time ahead of them, as 
all three all-conference runners 
from last year have graduated. 
Unger assures us that they wi II 
be many people to fill these 
spaces, though. The most no- 
table is captain Katie Farrell, 
who is a threat to bring in 
points in any and all distances. 
The women's lead cross coun- 
try runner, Cathy Chappell, 
can also be expected to be a 
major factor in this team. An- 
other prominent cross country 
runner that will be joining the 
team is Linda Davis, who, 
even though she ended the 
cross country season hurt, still 
shows great promise in the 
middle distances. The women 
this year have all of the ele- 
ments to become one of the top 
teams in the conference, and 
should do well this season. 

Both of the track team 
will open their seasons on Feb- 
ruary 26, with the Oglethorpe 
Relay Carnival, starting at 
10:00 a.m.. The next home 
meet is the Oglethorpe Invita- 
tional on March 6, which will 
be run on a tri-match format. 
Then, on March 1 2, the team 
travels to Charleston, SC, to 
take on two Division I oppo- 
nents, Winthrope (Rock Hill, 
SC) and College of Charles- 
ton. Following this will be the 
teams' biggest meet of the sea- 
son, the Emory Classic on 
March 16. This meet is ex- 
pected to draw 3 5+ teams from 
all over the southeast. The last 
home meet of the season 
should be a special treat as 
Oglethorpe will host this 
year's SCAC track tourna- 
ment on April 22 and 23. 

This should be a fruitful 
culmination of a strong year 
for both the men's and 
women's track programs. 

Great expectations 
from '94 baseball 

By Daryl Brooks 

Much is expected of 

the 1994 Stormy Petrel base- 
ball team. The team returns 
seven of eight starters and lost 
only one member of their 
pitching staff. Despite these 
losses the Petrels are ready to 
capture their first conference 

"I'm really excited 
about my first year as head 
coach here at Oglethorpe," 
stated coach Bill Popp. "We 
should have a successful sea- 

The starting line up will 
look similar to last year's 
squad. Junior Ward Jones will 
again all the signals behind the 
plate. Backing up Jones will 
be the very competent sopho- 
more Jon Newbill. Freshman 
Tim Crowley from New York 
will patrol the hot comer for 
the Petrels. The incumbent 
returns to the shortstop posi- 
tion as sophomore Tony 
Fernandez returns for his sec- 
ond year at short. All-Confer- 
ence, All-South selection jun- 
ior Tom Gambino will again 
hold down second base for the 
team. At first base will be the 
powerhouse combo of junior 
Chip Evans and All-Confer- 
ence pick junior Mike Tho- 
mas. Junior Marshall Reiser 

will add infield depth. 

The outfield returns all 
three starters and is better than 
ever. The outfield is led by 
junior co-captain Jim Moccio, 
who will patrol centerfield. 
All-Conference junior Matt 
Weiner will hold down left 
field and give speed to the lead- 
off spot. Right field will be oc- 
cupied by junior Chris Warren. 
Sophomore Joe Lee will pro- 
vide a capable backup for the 
outfield and freshman Daryl 
Brooks from Virginia may see 
a little playing time. 

Chip Evans, Mike Tho- 
mas, and senior Vince 
McGrath will make up the 
pitching staff for the Petrels. 
This staff will be supported by 
sophomore Brian Parker, 
sophomore Chuck 

DeNormandie, and three 
freshmen: Adam Gellert from 
Texas, Chester Jackson from 
Georgia, and Tim Crowley. 

Also new to the Petrels 
this year are two new assistant 
coaches, Brady Weiderhold 
and Steve Marcinak. 

All in all this could be 
one of the most exciting base- 
ball seasons in Oglethorpe his- 
tory. The team opens their sea- 
son Feb. 12 and 13 in Texas 
against Southwestern. They 
open their home schedule Feb. 
20 against Greensboro Col- 

Girls split weekend 
home games 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The Girls basketball 

team went 1-1 this past week- 
end against Fisk University 
and Centre College. The girls 
started off the weekend with a 
74-67 win over Fisk. This 
game was possibly one of the 
best games for a couple of the 
Lady Petrels. Becky Ellis 
went on a rampage, scoring 24 
points, pulling down 10 re- 
bounds, and stealing the ball 
5 times. Eleanor Fulton also 
had an excellent game, as she 

scored 12 points and pulled 
down 9 rebounds. 

The next day the girls 
suffered a severe loss to Cen- 
tre Col I ge At the half the 
Lady Petrels were down by 
only three points. Unfortu- 
nately, Centre College domi- 
nated the second half of the 
game and won by the score of 
81-55. Only one lady scored 
in the double digits, Shelley 
Anderson with 1 points. 

Good Luck Ladies. Ev- 
eryone come and support the 
Lady Petrels. 

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Growing up 

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Page 11 

OU clinches 
conference title 

Page 23 

News: 2 

Editorials: 3-8 

Features: 9-11 

Organizations: 12 

Greeks: 13 


Comics: 18-19 

Dunn: 20-21 

Sports: 22-23 

Security: 2 
Grapevine: 2 
"O"pinions: 8 

Profile: 10 

Open Line: 11 

Screentest: 14 


Math Lab repairs almost finished 

By Ryan P. Queen 

As reported in the 

Security Update in Issue 7, 
February 3, 1 994, there was a 
fire in the Math Lab on the 
third floor of Goslin Hall. The 
remains of the fire were dis- 
covered on Monday, Decem- 
ber 27, 1993 by the Security 
officer on duty at the time. As 
pointed out by Ric Bemis, 
Head of the Physical Plant, due 
to the rounds of the Security 
officers, it was determined that 
the fire probably took place 
between 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 
December 26, and 2:30 p.m. 
Monday, December 27. 

It is believed that a cof- 
fee machine that was appar- 
ently left on when the teachers 
took off for the Christmas 
break was the cause of the fire. 

The fire extinguished it- 
self due to the way in which 
the room was built. Two fac- 
tors that helped this were the 
lack of windows providing 
oxygen in the room, and that 
the floor was covered with a 
fire resistant carpet Also judg- 
ing from the damage, or the 
lack thereof, the fire was not a 
hot fire. It was mainly a smoke 
fire without a lot of flames. As 
pointed out by Bemis, the fire 
must not have reached a tem- 
perature of 45 1 degrees Fahr- 
enheit or above. This was ap- 
parent because a paper sign 
above the exit door (reading 
"please turn off all equipment 
before leavingthe room") was 
still there when the remains 
were discovered. Due to the 
fact that this piece of paper did 
not have any burnt edges 
proves that there were not 
many flames or high tempera- 

The damage or loss of 
equipment was much less then 
previously reported. Most of 
the equipment inside the room 
was salvaged. Dr. Dan 
Schadler, head of the Math 

Lab, stated that only two com- 
puters were completely lost in 
the fire. So far, there were only 
slight repairs needed to the 
other three computers. Most 
of the other equipment only 
needed to be thoroughly 
cleaned of smoke. The televi- 
sion and VCR needed a new 

with new circuits, lighting, etc. 
Also due to the intense smoke 
from the fire, there was a film 
of smoke dust and an intense 
smell on everything on the 
third floor of Goslin Hall. The 
maintenance crew had to thor- 
oughly clean the entire floor. 
Each professor's office was 

Math Lab In its final stages of ( by Pat Mulhearn 

case because the original cases 
were melted. As far as any- 
one can tell, the fire has not 
affected the working ability of 
either the TV nor the VCR. 
The only thing that has not 
been checked for repairs, to 
this point, are the printers. 

The other damage was 
that the Math Lab room had 
to be completely redone. The 
carpet was replaced, the walls 
were repainted, and the entire 
room was completely rewired 

cleaned by hand, and the 
floors, walls and laboratories 
were also cleaned. 

Although the room and 
equipment was insured, Bemis 
and others did not file a claim 
to the insurance company. 
This is due to the fact that the 
estimated total damages do not 
even equal the insurance de- 
ductible, and if they were to 
file a claim, this would only 
increase their insurance premi- 
ums. The insurance deduct- 

ible is $10,000 and the under- 
standing was that if there was 
ever a fire in which everything 
was completely lost, then the 
costs would be greater than 
$ 1 0,000, therefore requiring a 
claim to the insurance com- 
pany. Dr. Schadler said that 
the initial amounts show that 
the total cost of damage and 
repairs will be way under the 
$10,000 figure. 

At this point, the money 
to fix the Math Lab has come 
from two places: Ric Bemis 
(the physical plant) and Dr. 
Schadler (science division 
funds). The physical plant has 
covered the cost of the cleanup 
and the internal repairs to the 
room. The money for the 
equipment repairs and replace- 
ments have come from science 
division funds. Dr. Schadler 
has said that although they are 
paying for the immediate re- 
pairs, John B. Knott, Execu- 
tive Vice President, has in- 
formed him that they will be 
reimbursed for the payment 
through an internal reserve 
fund that is set aside for such 

At this point, the room 
and equipment (except for the 
printers) are almost com- 
pletely finished. Due to the 
lack of major damage and the 
quickness of repairs, the Math 
Lab should be fully opera- 
tional very shortly. 

ARC welcomes students 

By Stephen Cooper 
Co-Copy Editor 

Need help studying 

for your next test? Have you 
run out of ideas on that paper 
and don't know where to turn? 
Do you simply want help 
learning how to study? If you 
answered "yes" to any one of 
these questions, then the Aca- 
demic Resource Center is the 
place for you. 

The ARC is a free, on- 
campus tutorial service and 
co-curricular center staffed by 
students and offering academic 
support in most core courses — 
West and the Modem World, 
Art and Culture, Psychologi- 
cal Inquiry, Analytical Writ- 
ing, Philosophical Concep- 
tions, and all mathematics, sci- 
ence, and literature core 
classes. In addition, there is 
tutoring in many different lev- 

els of foreign language, and 
many tutors can tutor upper- 
level classes as well. 

The ARC began several 
years ago as the Writing Com- 
pany, a tutoring service for 
paper-writing consisting of a 
few people and working out of 
an office on the third floor of 
Hearst. Now, the ARC has ex- 
panded to over 40 students and 
possesses four rooms — 
See ARC page 2 

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February 28, 1994 


Entertainment Editor 

- On Monday, Febru- 
ary 7, a Traer resident reported 
that someone had struck her 
vehicle during the night She 
noticed the damage upon leav- 
ing for work that morning. 
She was advised to call Dekalb 
Police to make an oral report 

- On Tuesday, February 
8, at 5 :40 pm, a Traer resident 
noticed a man in a sporty se- 
dan in the Traer parking lot 
She asked him ifhe needed any 
help and he said no. She again 
noticed the man driving 
around the lot five minutes 
later, against the usual flow of 
traffic. She stopped him again 
and asked him if she could 
help him. The man replied, 
"Maybe you can." At this 
point the student looked down 
and saw that the man was not 
wearing pants, and was manu- 
ally stimulating himself. The 
man then drove out the back 
gate. Unfortunately, the stu- 
dent was too stunned to take 
note of the car's license plate. 

- On Wednesday, Febru- 
ary 9, a student reported that 
$40.00 had been removed 
from her wallet during the day 
while inside her car's glove 
compartment. Nothing else 
was missing from the car or 

- Also on Wednesday. 
February 9, a sinkhole ap- 
proximately 10 feet deep 
opened on the road behind 
Lupton Auditorium. Security 
directed traffic around the hole 
as there was a basketball game 
in the gym and a lecture in the 

- Reminder that all yel- 
low curbs and No Parking - 
Fire Lane signs have been se- 
lected and ordered by the 
Dekalb County Fire Marshall. 
Any vehicles parked in these 
areas must be ticketed and/or 
towed away. 

for more information on any 
Museum activity. 

Heard it through the Grapevine . . . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

Lloyd Nick, director 

of the Oglethorpe Museum, 
will present a lecture on Hima- 
layan art and culture on Sun- 
day, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. in 
the Skylight Gallery. This will 
compliment the ongoing exhi- 
bition "Traditional Nepalese 
Thangka Paintings: Mukti 
Singh Thapa," which will run 
through March 27. The Mu- 
seum and the lecture are both 
free to the public. The Mu- 
seum will also sponsor a con- 
cert of Bach sonatas for viola 
de gamba and harpsichord, 
performed by Martha Bishop 
and Randolph James. The 
concert will be held at 8:00 
p.m. in the Skylight Gallery of 
the Museum. Call 364-8555 

In salute of National 

Women's History Month, ob- 
served in March, the Atlanta- 
Fulton Public Library System 
presents a series of programs, 
displays and activities 
throughout the Library Sys- 
tem. This year's theme is "In 
Every Generation, Action 
Frees Our Dreams." 

Artist Louise Madia will 
present her works and talk 
about the significance of art in 
everyday life from noon to 
2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 
March 2, at the Roswell 

Branch Library. 

Authors Celestine 
Sibley, Elizabeth Daniels 
Squire and Kathy Trocheck 
will talk about their latest 
books during the "Sisters in 
Crime" program scheduled 
from noon to 2:00 p.m. on 
Wednesday, March 16, at the 
Central Library. For more in- 
formation on these or other 
programs, call 730-1775. 

and Mary Kratt, an alumna of 
Agnes Scott. All of these dis- 
tinguished will give readings 
over the two days, as well host- 
ing a panel discussion of stu- 
dent work. There will also be 
a reception to follow the first 
night's activities. All events 
are free and open to the pub- 
lic. For further information, 
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Goodman 2, 4, 5, and 6 — 
which are accessible by the 
entrance adjacent to the 
Goodman parking lot behind 
Hearst. The facilities include 
an office, a large-group study 
lounge, a small-group confer- 
ence room, and a one-to-one 
tutoring area. 

ARC 's tutoring services 
are designed to aid students in 
all stages of the learning pro- 
cess, and usually focus more 
on the student than on the tu- 
tor. Math and science tutors 
help guide students through 
their difficulties by allowing 
the student to work through 
problems and helping them 
over the rough spots. History 
and literature tutors often dis- 
cuss the topic of interest with 
the students to draw out their 
ideas and then attempt to ex- 
plain tilings that are unclear. 
Foreign language tutors often 
help students with conversa- 
tional skills and understanding 
new material. The methods are 
similar in other areas as well. 

Tutors are also available 
to help with papers in all ar- 
eas, no matter at what stage the 
paper is in — thought and for- 
mulation, free-writing, or 
draft-writing. Yet this "help" 
is not simply proofreading, and 
the tutors do not simply give 

answers. Says English profes- 
sor and ARC advisor Dr. 
Linda Taylor, "In working 
with you on writing your pa- 
pers, tutors don't just fix your 
commas. They are like 
coaches who ask you ques- 
tions to help you think harder 
or differently about subjects, 
find more evidence, make evi- 
dence more concrete, and sup- 
port your point better." This 
rings true in other areas as 
well, from working chemistry 
problems to discussing histori- 
cal topics. 

The ARC makes a spe- 
cial effort to offer a range of 
tutoring hours, including 
mornings, afternoons, and eve- 
nings in order to accommodate 
day and evening, full-time and 
part-time students. The ARC 
also offers assistance to stu- 
dents for whom English is not 
their first language. All hours 
of tutors in all disciplines are 
posted on the bulletin board 
outside Goodman 4. 

Sign-up sheets are also 
on this bulletin board for re- 
serving time with specific tu- 
tors. If you'd like to find out 
about available hours of tutor- 
ing or anything else about the 
ARC, call extension 671 or 
675 or drop by Goodman 2. 

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becoming a private consult- 
ant? The Small Business De- 
velopment Center at Georgia 
State University will offer a 
program for those interested in 
finding out how to start a con- 
sulting business. "Starting 
Your Own Consulting Prac- 
tice" will be held Tuesday, 
March 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 
9:00 p.m. at the main down- 
town campus of GSU. The 
program fee is S45. 

For more information, 
call Pam Davis at 651-3550. 
Call now to make your reser- 
vations for this program. 

The annual Agnes 

Scott College Writers' Festival 
will be held on March 24 and 
25. Participating will be au- 
thors Lee Abbott, Carolyn 
Forche, Melissa Fay Greene, 

The Atlanta Associa- 
tion of Black Journalists has 
just sent out registrations for 
its 1994 AABJ Xernona 
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tition. The essay style contest 
is open to all African-Ameri- 
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Pressure to perform comes from within 

By Trish Hinton 

I heard someone say 

that compared to the athletes, 
the scholarship recipients (in 
particular, the recipients of the 
J.E.O. full scholarship) hardly 
contribute anything to the 
school, yet they receive the 
most amount of financial as- 
sistance. I would like to take a 
moment and respond to that 

Oglethorpe is a very se- 
lective university. The num- 
bers you need in order to get 
accepted are on average some- 
what higher than Joe Schmoe 
University, agreed? The stu- 
dent wanted is one who will 
excel here and contribute to the 
school everything he or she has 
to offer, whether in an aca- 
demic, athletic, or leadership 

Personally, I enjoy 
school spirit and appreciate my 
oppprtunity to be at a school I 
truly love. I also don't like to 

see people without school 
spirit. If you plan on staying 
here for four years, I think you 
ought to like it and be in- 
volved. But if that's not what 
a person's about, then fine — 
just don't complain about 
boredom to me. There are 
some people here, though, that 
feel a little resentment towards 
those that don't take an active 
role in nonacademic life, in 
particular, students on schol- 

The athletes bring a lot 
to the school spirit and feeling 
of comraderie. They also help 
bring in some revenue by the 
admissions charge for non-stu- 
dents to the basketball games. 
But I am sickened at the idea 
that anyone would consider 
leadership or participation in 
other activities as less impor- 
tant. We don't all contribute 
in the same way nor should we 
if the school is to be truly di- 
verse. Maybe those you see as 
non-contributing JEOs are ac- 
tive in leading class discus- 

sions and keep their focus on 
academics. Maybe they add a 
certain spice to the smaller or- 
ganizations to which they be- 
long, organizations that obvi- 
ously don't count as a contri- 
bution in some of our estima- 

The requirements for the 
scholarship have already been 
achieved when it's granted. 
Retaining the scholarship is 
between the student and the 
school, not some uninformed 
other party. A minimum 3.2 
GPA is required, but on the 
renewal application you must 
also provide information on 
your current activities, leader- 
ship positions, etc. The stan- 
dards are high and you don't 
get it or keep it by sitting on 
your a— just studying all day! 

Most importantly, col- 
lege is a place where you can 
grow, develop, and do what 
you want to do. You are pay- 
ing to go here whether by 
handing over the cash, taking 
out the loans, or signing over 

Homecoming week is a 
time for school spirit 

By Robbie Romeiser 
Special to The Stormy Petrel 

Homecoming Week- 
end! It's a time for fun and 
frolic, for competition and 
sportsmanship, and for school 
spirit. Homecoming weekend 
is great in all these ways, but 
it probably has no nobler pur- 
pose than to draw very diverse 
groups together in support of 
our basketball teams on 
Homecoming game day. Ev- 
ery year OS A tries to encour- 
age students to support the 
teams by sponsoring a banner 
contest Also every year, some 
individual or individuals rip 
down at least one banner that 
is submitted to the contest. 
This year, someone ripped 
down the banner contributed 
by the Black Student Caucus. 

I do not claim to know 
why someone ripped the BSC 
banner. I do know, however, 
that the person(s) who decided 

to destroy the BSC banner has 
no concept of teamwork. The 
banner contest exists to en- 
courage the student body to 
work together to support our 
basketball teams. By ripping 
BSC's banner down, someone 
completely rejected this con- 
cept of teamwork and snubbed 
the OU basketball teams for 
whom BSC made their banner. 
Although I said above 
that I do not claim to know 
why someone ripped the BSC 
banner down, I fear that the 
banner may have been ripped 
as a result of some prejudice 
against BSC. If this were the 
case, then I am ashamed for 
Oglethorpe University. 
Oglethorpe students often take 
pride in being at a university 
that is a step above most oth- 
ers in many respects, includ- 
ing social tolerance. But if the 
ripping of BSC's banner is evi- 
dence of an underlying preju- 

dice on campus, then I ques- 
tion how far social tolerance 
pervades our university. I do 
not propose universal love for 
all mankind. I do propose, 
however, leaving those whom 
we do not love alone to live 
their own lives and to do their 
own things without obstruc- 
tionism or vandalism. If the 
ripping of BSC 's banner rep- 
resents a prejudiced attack on 
BSC, then some OU students 
do not understand the concept 
of social tolerance that so 
many OU students, faculty, 
and staff encourage on cam- 

I hope I am way off on 
this. I hope that I am foolish 
for even thinking that BSC's 
banner was ripped down be- 
cause of prejudice. But if I am 
not as foolish as I hope, then I 
must reevaluate the pride I 
have in my university. I don't 
want to do that. 

the scholarship check. Where 
would the fans be if everyone 
was an athlete? Who are the 
followers when everyone 
wants to be the leader? What 
is the student government run- 

ficer? Who, then, is it repre- 
senting? No one has the right 
to criticize any student's con- 
tribution or seeming lack of. 
Pressure to perform comes 
from within just as pressure to 

ning when everyone is an of- participate should. 

What happened 
to the OGLA on 
this campus? 

By Kim Jones 

Once upon a time, 

there was a Gay/Lesbian Or- 
ganization on the campus of 
the small liberal arts school of 
Oglethorpe University. 
OGLA the Oglethorpe Gay/ 
Lesbian Alliance, was a small 
but vocal group for a short 
amount of time. I have just 
recently heard stories of this 
group, and the hardships that 
they encountered. I have been 
here for an entire semester, and 
did not even know that such 
an organization once was. 

I am sitting in the news- 
paper meeting one Tuesday, 
and hear some reminiscent talk 
remembering when. These 
"remember when's" turned 
into a discussion about some 
kind of big controversy during 
the 9 1 -92 school year that ap- 
parently had a lot of press cov- 
erage by our very own Stormy 
Petrel. The stories I heard, you 
know how rumors are, in- 
cluded death threats to near- 
riots and lots of pain. I was in 
shock. Is it possible that col- 
lege students at a liberal arts 
school cannot be who they are 
openly without harassment? I 
spoke to a few people outside 
of the Stormy Petrel, and real- 
ized that everyone knows. Ev- 
eryone seems to remember 
these bad times, yet nobody 
wants to talk about them, and 
newspaper issues from that 
year seem to have, for the most 
part, disappeared. 

"The worst part of the 
whole ordeal of the 91-92 year 
was when an extremely popu- 
lar brother of one of the Greek 

fraternities came out to his big 
brother, and was ruthlessly 
driven out of Oglethorpe. "It 
was horrifying to see how he 
was persecuted," says senior 
Will Mullis. 

The organization does 
not seem to be extremely ac- 
tive anymore, but in fact, 
seems dead. I am sorry for the 
pain that the people that were 
in this organization once en- 
countered, but feel as though 
it is a worth-while organiza- 
tion, if for nothing else, for 
support. It is none of my con- 
cern whether the homosexual 
population at Oglethorpe 
wishes to remain anonymous, 
or deal with it in their own 
ways, each person as an indi- 
vidual. I also have no idea 
about the reasons for the dis- 
engagement of the organiza- 
tion or if the fact that it dis- 
solved has anything to do with 
the harassment during the 
years of 1991-92, but believe 
our generation to be in a very 
sorry state, if harassment is all 
that it takes. 

My point, vague as it 
may seem, is not to beat a dead 
horse, but simply to stale, as I 
have before, that college is for 
us. College is for you, and 
college is for me. If we quit 
being you and me, then we are 
nothing, and can be nothing. 
If you have something to say 
then say it. If you have some- 
thing that you need to do then 
doit. Don't judge me, and I 
will not judge you. If we at 
this small liberal arts school 
cannot get along well enough 
to be ourselves and accept one 
another, then maybe we are in 
the wTong place for education. 

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February 28, 1994 

A response to the Capital. . . Christianity issue 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

First, I would like to 

say that I am very glad to see 
such a well-written article on 
an important subject (in re- 
gards to the Capital. . . Chris- 
tianity article in the Februrary 
3 issue). Now, on to my 
thoughts on this truly wonder- 
ful article. Our criminal jus- 
tice system, while perhaps the 
best in the world, does have 
major flaws: this was one of 
the outcomes of our Constitu- 
tion. As society progresses, 
and new and inventive ways of 
killing people are found, 
people will start wondering 
just what is wrong. Actually, 
nothing is wrong, except the 

fact that people still get mur- 
dered. The problem is not a 
new one, as Ms. Montgomery 
pointed out, because there are 
several passages in the Old and 
New Testaments and Koran 
that deal with murder. Appar- 
ently, killing the killer was not 
a deterrent then nor is it one 
now. I seriously doubt that 
Ms. Montgomery will ques- 
tion the validity of what the 
New Testament has to say as 
readily as she doubts our im- 
perfect legal system. 

Since these three books 
were written at different times 
in history, it is not hard to draw 
the conclusion that the writers 
of these wondrous books were 
not troubled by this problem. 
I am troubled by this problem, 

but I think that by consulting 
the Bible or Koran is not the 
right way to determine how to 
feel about it We can never 
have insights into what the 
authors thought; this is true of 
any work of literature. One 
must read, decide for them- 
selves what the authors in- 
tended, and apply it to today's 
world. So far, I have not said 
how I feel on the subject and I 
only do that with the reserva- 
tion that the reader take into 
consideration that it is only my 
opinion, which has been 
formed with the help of many 
outside influences. I person- 
ally think it is hypocritical to 
believe both in capital punish- 
ment and be against abortion. 
One thing you never hear from 

Contemplating the moral 
issues of shrubbery 

By Stephen Cooper 
Co-Copy Editor 

Shrubbery. It's one of 

those words in the English lan- 
guage that, for most people, 
carries absolutely no emo- 
tional connotation. You don't 
see people arguing over the 
moral issues of shrubbery. 
I've never known anyone to sit 
down and contemplate the ul- 
timate meaning of shrubbery. 
And, in most places in the 
world, people don't spend too 
much effort wondering 
whether or not they have 
enough shrubbery around. 

"Most places in the 
world," however, do not in- 
clude Oglethorpe University. 
For those of you who haven't 
had a good reason to visit the 
Upper Quad recently (those 
reasons are few and far be- 
tween), make a swing by and 
see our tuition dollars hard at 
work beautifying the Upper 
Quad. Or, better yet, if the 
visitation policy allows, spend 
the night with a friend and be 
awakened at 8:30 by the 
sounds of clanging shovels and 
heavy machinery. Nothing 
like it, I guarantee. 

And why? Why is the 
administration spending 
money on landscaping? To 
make the campus a better eco- 
logical environment? Well, 
shrubbery isn't going to help 
that Forthe viewing pleasures 
of the students? Get real. So 
maybe the shrubberies have 
come to attract new students 
and make our brochures more 
attractive to perspectives. 
How many 17 and 18-year- 
olds do you think will visit our 
campus and examine our bro- 
chures, turn to their parents 
and say, "I want to go here! 
They have shrubbery!" No 
one, I would hope. 

Now understand me. 
I'm not vehemently anti- 
shrubben, or anything; I mean. 
I'm not about to grab a picket 
sign and march wild-eyed 
around the Upper Quad chant- 
ing, "We, Bub, want no 
shrubs!" Like I said, shrub- 
bery in itself really holds no 
emotional context for most 
people, and I'm one of them. 

It's just when I look 
around the school and see all 
the things that could be re- 
paired, not just beautified, it 
disturbs me to see money 

otherwise spent. Why not use 
the shrub funds for repairing 
those wonderful old windows 
in Hearst and Lupton? You 
know, the ones that are bent 
out or broken out and covered 
with cardboard or simply left 
open, providing nice, wintry 
drafts? Why not save up a 
little to replace the antiquated 
plumbing around the Univer- 
sity? How about recarpeting 
and refurnishing our shoddy- 
looking Student Center? The 
administration could even use 
the money to increase DAKA's 
budget and see if the quality 
of food improves. 

Admittedly, the Upper 
Quad does look better with its 
newest plant residents. And 
maybe, once all the mudslides 
stop, they'll help keep erosion 
down (although grass could 
have done that). But there are 
better uses for the money than 
simply to make our campus 
more fitting for brochure pho- 
tos. It might be nicer to repair 
what's broken in the facilities 
so that, when perspective stu- 
dents become actual students, 
they won't feel like they've 
been fooled by a few plants. 

anti-abortion groups is their 
calling for women who have 
abortions to be treated as mur- 
derers. Yes, they call them 
murderers, but they never 
press charges. If a jury found 
a woman guilty of murder, and 
the state penalty for murder 
was the electric chair, then fry 
her, but if they found her in- 
nocent... Hillel, one of the 
great Jewish philosophers, 
when asked to summarize Ju- 
daism in one sentence while 
standing on one foot, an- 
swered, "do on to others as you 
would have them do unto you; 
the rest is commentary." Jesus, 
not a bad person to listen to 
either, had plenty to say on the 
subject of forgiveness. My 
point is that some of the great- 
est minds of history under- 

stood that killing the killer 
does not work- 
Ms. Montgomery brings 
up a valid point in her article 
when she asks about rehabili- 
tation. It is my understanding 
that since this is a relatively 
new way of dealing with mur- 
derers, the statistics are not 
available to say one way or the 
other whether or not it works. 
I say let's give it a fair chance. 
Man has been putting other 
men to death for centuries; re- 
habilitation is a new concept. 
I say give it four thousand 
years give or take a billion and 
then we will see if it works. 
Until then do not be too hasty 
in calling for the death penalty 
because it can be used on you 
as well. 

We need a truly 
memorable campus 

By Heather Carlen 
Co-Copy Editor 

Shrub mania has hit 

OU. Idon'treallyknowwho's 
responsible for the plants that 
have appeared all over the 
Upper Quad, but I have to 
cheer the effort to make this 
campus beautiful. My only 
question: do we need a beauti- 
ful campus or do we need a 
truly memorable campus? 

Memorable, you ask? 
I'm talking about little tilings 
that would make OU stand out 
in someone's mind or make 
life a little livelier for its stu- 
dents. Every college campus 
has plants. Not every campus 
has a dorm that could pass for 
a cheap motel (Traer, which 
incidentally may be rented out 
like one forthe 1996 C_Ties), 
so why don't we take this and 
do something with it? The 
center of Traer is one, big, 
plain green space just waiting 
for somebody to go crazy with 
it. Namely, me. 

So naturally, I was 
standing in front of the first 
floor lounge a few days back 
and suddenly had a vision: 

McDonaldland. As a kid, I 
used to adore the big, brightly 
colored slides and swings that 
stood outside every notewor- 
thy fast food place. . . since my 
experience in college has been 
a largely regressive one, char- 
acterized by long periods of 
time playing in FAO Schwartz 
or the Warner Bros, store, why 
not put a small playground in 
Traer? Aspirating slide from 
the third floor, several tall 
swings, maybe a sandbox and 
jungle gym too? 

The obvious reason for 
refusal (besides funding) 
would be liability. "What if 
someone gets hurt?" Why is 
this rarely a question when 
someone wants to build a play- 
ground for little kids? Let's 
put safety rails on the slide and 
get over this hang-up for liti- 
gation I ' m convinced that it's 
more dangerous to eat cafete- 
ria food than fall three stories 
onto solid ground, anyway, 
and no one seems to be losing 
sleep worrying about that. 
Besides, this is OU, and our 
biggest hang-up is over shrubs. 

February 28, 1994 

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By Christie Willard 

"KiU all Fags. . . ." It 

was not in a newspaper or 
magazine article that I first 
read those words, but on the 
back of a desk in my history 
class. Beside them, scrawled 
in a rough hand, someone had 
retaliated with the statement, 
"Not if we kill all Hets first." 
Both were obviously penned in 
anger and out of desperation 
to be heard. One lashed out 
against a lifestyle different 
from his own, the other against 
a society that refusedto under- 
stand him. I found myself 
caught in the middle. 

Coming from a small 
farm town in South Carolina, 
I grew up believing that the 
color of my skin determined 
how far I would go in life and 
that certain people just were 
not acceptable in society - 
those certain people being ho- 
mosexuals. There were only 
two homosexuals in Chester. 
Well, only two that were open 
about their sexuality. I remem- 
ber seeing them around town 
or in the grocery store, trying 
to lead normal lives while 
people whispered behind their 
backs as they walked by. Chil- 
dren were told not to go near 
them and never to speak to 
them. It was as if they had a 
horrible disease. I was one of 
those children. 

When I was in the fifth 
grade, my friend Tyler told me 
that his mother was a lesbian 
and that his parents were get- 
ting a divorce. It did not take 
long for the whole town to find 
this out. Everyone felt sorry 
for Tyler, but no one reached 
out to help him through this 
ordeal. Parents did not want 
their sons around him in fear 
that he might be homosexual 
also. He went from being one 
of the most popular kids in 
school to having no friends. I 
did not understand. 

Being in Atlanta has 
opened my eyes to many dif- 
ferent ways of life. I have been 
exposed to homosexuality sev- 

eral times downtown or in the 
malls. I used to stare when I 
saw two men or two women 
together because it was so ab- 
normal to me. And it definitely 
took me awhile to realize that 
I could be friends with some- 
one whose sexual preference 
was different from mine. I 
have grown up a lot since I 
came to college. 

I received a letter last 
week from a friend. It began, 
"I have to tell you someUiing. 
Michael is gay." Michael was 
one of my best friends during 
high school. We had met at a 
summer camp after my fresh- 
man year, and even though we 
lived three hours apart, we 
wrote each other faithfully. 
We spent our summers to- 
gether, and we always man- 
aged to see each other during 
holidays. He was the last per- 
son I expected to be homo- 
sexual. The letter continued, 
saying, "Please don't tell 
Michael that you know. He 
was not sure how you'd react, 
so he doesn't want you to 
know yet." 

I put the letter on my 
desk and cried, not because 
Michael was gay, but because 
he could not come to me first. 
I looked at myself in the mir- 
ror and wondered, "Am I re- 

ally that prejudiced?" It was 
the first time that he had hurt 
me. . . or had I hurt him? I 
remembered all the homo- 
sexual jokes that had been 
passed around in conversation 
when he had visited me before. 
Inside, he was probably dying. 
Without realizing it. I had been 
hurting the one person I loved 
as much as I did my family. I 
felt ashamed. 

I had never been person- 
ally effected by homosexual- 
ity until now. Michael is my 
best friend, and I cannot turn 
my back on him simply be- 
cause he dates men rather than 
women. I am a Christian and 
a big part of being a Christian 
is loving people for who they 
are, regardless of whether or 
not I agree with their lifestyles. 
I have not written Michael 
since I received that letter. I 
am still debating whether or 
not I should bring the issue up 
and tell him that I will be his 
friend no matter what happens, 
or if I should wait for him to 
tell me. Either way, I have 
learned so much about myself 
from this. The hatred needs to 
be stopped on both sides. Life 
is too short and too precious 
to worry about who someone 
goes to bed with! 

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February 28, 1994 

Is "disgusted" the right word for my experience? 

By Trish Hinton 

I have yet to decide if 

"disgusted" is the right word 
to describe nausea I experi- 
enced when I read the "Pro- 
Flag" articles published in the 
last issue of the paper. "A little 
tolerance for my heritage?" 
How about a little less toler- 
ance for this type of ignorance. 
Most people associate 
the Confederate flag with the 
Southern states that were a part 
of the Confederacy during the 
Civil War. This war was 
fought for several reasons: 

social, political, and economic. 
The central issue connecting 
them, though, was slavery. 
Many in the North felt slavery 
was wrong and unjust as a so- 
cial institution The subjection 
and humiliation of an entire 
race is wrong, isn't it? Sec- 
ondly, Southerners felt as 
though a certain political free- 
dom was being taken from 
them: the right to own "prop- 
erty." They felt invaded by 
Union demands and went to 
arms to defend their rights, 
farms, and homeland. Finally, 
the South sat at the heart of 
agriculture. Cotton and to- 

Just remember 
where we are 

By Robert Miller 

Gentlemen, we must 

remember where we are and 
what we are doing. We are in 
college. It is our right to ques- 
tion what goes on in and 
around our campus; however, 
getting into a verbal war is not 
the best way to get an educa- 
tion (let alone win friends and 
influence people). We are here 
to learn, to communicate, and 
to leam how to communicate. 
Questions are great things 
when presented with tact An- 
swers are great things when 
they are not given in a conde- 
scending tone. 

Although I know very 
little about the financial situa- 
tion at Oglethorpe, I would 
like to inject a little bit of com- 
mon sense into this ever grow- 
ing pile of intellectual B.S. 

We must first stop to 
consider those who sit on the 
Strategic Planning Committee. 
Although no humans are per- 
fect, I do not believe that they 
deserve to be portrayed as a 
group of blathering idiots by 
anyone - let alone a student 
that is generally just as igno- 
rant as myself. Such actions 
are simply unprofessional and 
show a lack of respect for those 
who have certainly put a great 
amount of effort into the Stra- 

tegic Plan. The proper ap- 
proach is to ask intelligent 
questions and judge the fruits 
of the plan as they become ap- 

What has the past shown 
us about Strategic Planning at 
Oglethorpe? One only has to 
look as far as our new library 
to see that although mistakes 
have been made, Dr. Schulz 
and his esteemed colleagues 
do not rely on a psychic hotline 
to find out what is best for this 

It is truly regrettable (al- 
though understandable) that 
Dr. Schulz' response was writ- 
ten in such a condescending 
tone. By answering fiery ques- 
tions with both a calm voice 
and solid facts, great respect 
and admiration is gained. Such 
a response would be altogether 
fitting from a person of such 
outstanding scholarship. 

Questioning and debat- 
ing topics are parts of the learn- 
ing process. When properly 
accomplished, both sides stand 
to gain understanding about 
both positions and the true 
situation at hand. The net gain 
is an increase in the intelli- 
gence and awareness of all in- 

If we cannot gain from 
the debate at hand, we must 
take the advice of Beavis and 
Butt-head: Ahhhh, shut up. 

bacco poured out of the south- 
em plantations. The free la- 
bor was probably anything but 
a hindrance, so the 
slaveowners fought to retain 
their free laborers. This was 
the setting in the 1860s. No 
one is attempting to change 
history or erase what was, but 
must we dwell in it by identi- 
fying ourselves and our state 
with that particular symbol? 
I completely understand 
the pride of the Confederate 
soldiers, of the poor farmers 
who defended their homes, and 
even of the black slaves and 
freedmen who defended the 
South during the Civil War, 
but it's over. It's over. The 
war is over. The South lost. 
We're one big happy country 


On both a state and na- 
tional level we are becoming 
more diverse. We no longer 
share the same heritage. How 
can everyone be expected to 
tolerate a heritage that toler- 
ated the enslavement of its 
people? To the descendants of 
the statesmen and Ku Klux 
Klan members that formed 
that "alliance" back in the 
1950s (see 2/14 p. 9), maybe 
the flag does serve as a sym- 
bol of the struggle between 
radical groups. Unfortunately, 
all Georgia residents don't 
have them as ancestors. Some 
of us even come from families 
that were against the Confed- 
eracy and don't appreciate 
your heritage being accepted 
as representative of our state. 

Gradually, as a race, as 
a people, African-Americans 
have picked up the pieces and 
bit by bit worked toward gain- 
ing an equivalent status, reach- 
ing out of the hole in which 
centuries of enslavement 
landed us. But what a crush- 
ing reminder it is to look up at 
the Stars and Bars slapped on 
our very own state flag. This 
"heritage" makes me and mil- 
lions of others cringe with the 
remembrance that a little over 
a century ago, my and others' 
ancestors were owned and en- 
slaved. That flag will serve as 
a constant reminder and a re- 
flection on the social change 
and progress that has occurred, 
which is obviously still too 
close to none. 

My thoughts on this Plan 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

No, I do not have a 

copy of the Plan in front of me. 
No, I am not a math wizard, 
so you won't see any numbers 
in this article. I just want to 
write my thoughts on the Stra- 
tegic Plan. At first, that is at 
the time the plan was made 
public to the students, I was 
worried. I even voiced my 
concerns at the meeting and 
later at dinner. Since that time, 
however, I have taken the mat- 
ter into consideration. This is 
just a Plan, maybe not the best 
Plan, maybe not even a Plan 
that will ever happen, but a 
Plan nevertheless. Plans are 
one of those things that are nice 
to have if one wants to or if a 
group ever Plans on getting 
anything done in life. For in- 
stance, I Plan to graduate, and 
to do so, I have to take certain 
courses that the University 
seems appropriate, plus the 
ones designed to get me a de- 
gree in something. It might not 
work and it might not happen 
(my parents are probably 
scared at the second thought), 
but at least I have some vague 
idea. The school is no differ- 

ent I read the Plan, then I read 
the Plan again. The school is 
vague about certain issues and 
specific on others. It mentions 
how everything that they want 
to build is going to cost some 
amount of money (since I 
promised no numbers in this 
article, I suggest you look in 
the Plan for more details) and 
other wondrous information. 
Really, reading the Plan is 
quite exciting; I mean who 
doesn't get excited when they 
see numbers! Lots and lots of 
numbers! Man, my head was 
spinning. I just don't know 
how to explain the excitement 
Not only is the Plan fill! of 

numbers, it also has words like 
"physical plant" and "new sci- 
ence building." You would 
think that it would take more 
than a doctorate in something 
to come up with those truly ex- 
citing and wonderful words. 
With the joy of it all, I almost 
had to miss class for the next 
week, I was so awe-struck. 
Thankfully, I was snapped out 
of what can only be described 
as ecstasy by my roommate 
who pointed out that dinner 
was being served. If that was 
not bad enough, I realized then 
what I know now to be true: 
the plan is a good idea; just 
having one.that is. 



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Letters To The Editor . . . 

By John B. Knott 
Executive Vice President 

To the Editor: 

This is among what is to be a series of reports to the Oglethorpe community regarding our 
new Strategic Plan. These reports will come from various individuals. Since space is somewhat 
limited, readers may have further questions about comments made here. I invite such readers to 
bring their inquiries to me, and I will be happy to provide further information. If the questions 
seem to have broad interest, I will include them in future communications through the Stormy 

On February 9, Oglethorpe's Board of Trustees enthusiastically adopted the university's 
Strategic Plan. This action was the final step in a very important process to prepare the university 
to control the direction of its change. The next steps in the process are the preparation of opera- 
tional details (and the consequent adjustments to the plan), implementation and continuing report- 
ing on progress. 

The content of this first report will be controlled by the areas mentioned in Chopper Johnson's 
editorial in the February 3 issue of this newspaper. As pointed out, the plan demonstrates that 
Oglethorpe's financial base is significantly below that of what are called our academic peers. The 
plan shows that Oglethorpe is unique among what the Carnegie Commission classifies as Liberal 
Arts I institutions in that it is poorer by far than other very selective colleges. This, however, is not 
something to hide but, in one respect, is something to celebrate. It is a significant tribute to 
Oglethorpe's faculty and staff that such a strong academic program has been built primarily upon 
their commitment and ability rather than upon significant financial resources. On the other hand, 
such committed and talented individuals can do even more with expanded resources. Obtaining 
those resources is a significant goal of the Plan. 

As noted in Dr. Schulz's February 1 4 response to the February 3 editorial, far from "deterio- 
rating,"' Oglethorpe's financial base is expanding. While we are relatively poor today, we were 
far poorer in the recent past. To cite just those financial factors in the editorial, in the five years 
ending June 30, 1993 (our last fiscal year), the endowment increased by 54.6%, the physical plant 
by 86.3% and gifts (for the operating budget only), 35.3%. 

The goals for 1998 will be achieved in much the same way as the progress in recent years. 
For endowment, this growth has been primarily through market gains, with some significant gifts. 
The increase in the value of buildings and equipment (plant) is the result of gifts for that purpose. 
Operating budget gifts are in addition to gifts for endowment or plant. Donors are increasingly 
generous to the university. 

In both the February 3 and 14 issues of The Stormy Petrel, Chopper points out that these 
growth figures lag our academic peers. For the most part, this is true and is a primary point of the 
Strategic Plan. They have more money than do we and, for the foreseeable future at least, they will 
continue to have more money. It serves no useful purpose to chastise ourselves for not having the 
financial strength of our academic peers. It does serve a purpose for us to determine that we are 
now in a position to dedicate more of our resources to raising larger amounts of money for the 

Tuition will continue to increase but at lower rates than in the past. I anticipate increases 
ranging from somewhat less to somewhat more than 6% in the coming years. Reverting back to an 
earlier issue, the relatively low level of tuition is one contributing cause of the fact that Oglethorpe's 
financial resources are so much less than our academic peers. For 1 993-94, the average tuition of 
our academic peers is $15,841 compared to Oglethorpe's $1 1,990, a difference of 25%. While 
our tuition is relatively low, it is still expensive. For that reason, we have developed a very gener- 
ous financial aid budget. Of the costs of our educational budget (this includes no money for the 
expansion or renovation of buildings or for growth in endowment), our students pay only 58%. If 
financial aid from sources other than Oglethorpe were included, the percentage paid by students 
would be even less. In closing, it is very important to note that the Plan builds upon the strengths 
of the past and present. Oglethorpe, at the end of implementation of the Strategic Plan, will look 
far more similar than dissimilar to the Oglethorpe of today. All of us, students, faculty, staff, 
trustees and other supporters can be proud of Oglethorpe today. At the same time, we can envision 
many improvements in our programs. The purpose of the Strategic Plan is to guide us as we make 
those changes. 


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To students, faculty, and friends of Oglethorpe: 

The Stormy Petrel welcomes all Letters to the Editor. If some- 
thing in this publication has annoyed you, pleased you, or stimu- 
lated thought, we want your opinion to be heard, send us a letter! 

By Mike Steele 
Dear Editor: 

In Dr. Schulz's article, he criticized Chopper for quoting 
tuition increases in nominal rather than real figures. In the same 
article, Dr. Schulz stated that the endowment has grown 54% 
since 1988. If this is a nominal figure (and he made no mention 
of it being inflation-adjusted), then he is distorting his figures 
the same way. Assuming that 54% is the nominal increase in 
the endowment, the real increase is approximately 21%. 

As to the tuition increases, when I applied to Oglethorpe in 
1981, the tuition was $1995 per semester. The current rate of 
$5995 is an increase in nominal terms of 200%, approxi- 
mately 80% adjusted for inflation. The school has not im- 
proved by 80% by any stretch of the imagination. 

However, some advice for Chopper, and anyone who agrees 
with him. In the REAL WORLD, actions matter more than 
words. I bitch about the tuition increases as much as anyone. I 
have also written extremely large checks to Oglethorpe. No one 
in education, or any other business, cares how much I whine 
about their prices as long as I keep paying them. 

In spite of the 80% real increase in tuition since I first 
took classes at here, enrollment has been stable. As soon as a 
tuition increase is answered with a mass exodus of students, the 
administration will decide that tuition is too high. I don't know 
how much worse the retention rate has to get before the admin- 
istration takes the hint. 

I have been told that the tuition is high, but worth it. 
This usually means one of two things: 

1 ) Daddy's paying it. 

2) I'm on the faculty. 

The administration realizes the significance of "Daddy's 
paying it." Most of the students who send the bill to Daddy are 
full-time day students. Most night students pay their own way, 
and would go to Georgia State if asked to pay the same tuition 
that day students pay. 

It works kind of like air fares. Air fares are designed to 
screw the business traveler, who probably doesn't buy his own 
tickets anyway. Tourists are given better rates, not because air- 
lines are generous, but because many would take the bus 
before they would pay what business travelers do. I have flown 
on planes with people who paid five times as much as I did to 
go the same place. I also take night classes at Oglethorpe with 
day student who pay about twice what I do to take the same 
classes. SUCKERS!!! I wonder if the administration could 
take another hint from the airlines and charge three times as 
much to the geeks that want to sit in the front row? 

Also, someone has informed me that Oglethorpe is cheap 
because it only cost one fourth as much as Emory. All of these 
comparisons to academic peers imply the same thing. Let's use 
this logic on other commodities. I would like to have a Lexus 
400 Coupe. It's cheap! It only costs one fourth as much as the 
Bentley Turbo that I really want. In the REAL WORLD, when I 
apply for the loan with my income, that logic would get me 
laughed out of my local Lexus dealer. 

Finally, I haven't really decided what to think about 
Oglethorpe's reputation. Members of the faculty assure me that 
this is a prestigious school. My degree got me into the only 
Masters program that I applied to,(speaking of reputations, has 
anyone ever heard of Alaska-Pacific University?) so it's served 
its purpose. However, I have met more people than I care to re- 
member who live inside 1-285 and have never heard of 
Oglethorpe; too many to believe that it is all that prestigious. 

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February 28, 1994 

Have you ever had an hour and a half to kill? 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Ever had about an 

hour and a half to kill before 
your next class? The dining 
hall is closed (thankfully) but 
you are hungry. What to do? 
What to do? That's it, I'll go 
to the Bomb Shelter!!! Pizza, 
Coke floats, Chicken sand- 
wiches, Kent -- Lord 

Oglethorpe, serving you, pool 
table, ping pong, foozball, etc. 
The Bomb Shelter, home of the 
worst pool table in the known 
universe, and, as many have 
pointed out, my home. That 
is correct, if you read some- 
thing in the paper you just 
don't like, or if you want to 
beat me in pool, I am always 
there every day of the week. 
Sounds sad, but wait until you 

taste those grilled made-to-or- 
der chicken sandwiches served 
to you by one of your peers — 
you too will become a Shelter 

Not only is the Bomb 
Shelter a great place to hang 
out and play pool, but 
Animaniacs is always on the 
TV. come four-thirty. Unfor- 
tunately, I have to work so I 
have not seen any episodes this 

entire semester and I am go- 
ing through serious with- 
drawal. If you would like to 
send money to the "Get Better 
Daniel Fund" my P.O. Box is. 
. . Seriously, the Bomb Shel- 
ter has more to offer than just 
me playing rather badly at 
pool; Open Mike Night calls 
it home, and many concerts 
and other nighttime happen- 

ings, such as comedy, take 
place in its warm confines. So 
next time you hear yourself 
saying, "I'm bored, this school 
-#%-$&-," go to the Bomb 
Shelter, have a Coke float and 
smile, because this is the only 
place on campus that the food 
is edible, the service is great, 
and the pool table makes the 
concept of physics a joke. 


Question: What do you think of the Strategic Plan? 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

"I don't know what it is.' 
Tonya Gibson 

"The editorial I saw was rather 

Julian Robichaux 


"I don't agree with the strat- 

Killian Edwards 


"I know it costs a lot of money 
and it involves bringing in 
more students." 

Mark Bowen 


"I think somebody's goat is 

Tim Evans 


"Basically, I think it is a step 
in the right direction. Right 
now the school is in an un- 
stable position and we need to 
concentrate on boosting our 

Cameron Bready 


"All I know is it involves ex- 
panding the field house. I 
think there's a new cafeteria 
and new dorms." 

Heath Coleman 


"I think it's a good step in the 
right direction, but by no 
means comprehensive." 

Jamie Walker 


"The plan sounds good as long 
as it doesn't cost us more in 

Renee Nix 


"Good first step: we have a 
long way to go to make it a 

Robbie Romeiser 


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The controversy of insurance for students 

Page 9 

By Helen Holifield 

Insurance. Isn't that 

an ugly word? It conjures vi- 
sions of automobile accidents, 
and angry fat men yelling 
about "your insurance better 
pay or I'll sue!" and nurses at 
stale hospital desks, looking 
over their bifocals and sneer- 
ing "No insurance? Really? 
Well, I think our hospital is full 
right now." Or even that huge 
rock, Prudential, gliding 
through cities, past glittering 
financial buildings, stable and 
solid. Insurance. A sad fact 
of reality that we students 
don't have to worry about right 
now. Or do we? 

Living as a resident on 
Oglethorpe's campus, it's 
comforting to venture out into 
Atlanta (crime capital of the 
South) for a little fun, and then 
return to a nice, safe dorm 
room. One knows that Secu- 
rity is ever-protective, RAs are 
ever-vigilant, and, in case of 
disaster, OU Housing Office is 
ever-understanding. And 
kind. Even providential. Or 
is that so? 

When Christmas break 
rolls around, it's always won- 
derful to be able to go home to 
Mom and Christmas cheer. It's 
always even more wonderful 
to come back to school again, 
sometimes maybe a little bit 
early, bringing back all those 
groovy Christmas presents 
you racked up. One doesn't 
really worry about their safety 
in the dorm room because, 
well — hey, this is Oglethorpe, 
right? But, maybe you should. 

Case in point: a basket- 
ball player returned to school 
early, January 5 1994 instead 
of January 16, in order to par- 
ticipate in scheduled games. 
The condition of the room was 
the same as when he left it. He 
brought Christmas gifts with 
him to go in his room. He left 
town for a basketball game a 
few days later, returning again 
on the 16th, the day the resi- 
dence halls opened. Upon his 
arrival, he discovered his room 
was flooded. Water was ev- 
erywhere. There was a lovely 
new addition to the cracks in 
his ceiling: a long, wide-open 
one with water leaking out of 
it. The several hundred dol- 

lars worth of Christmas pre- 
sents had been completely ru- 

How did this happen? 
Apparently, the administration 
says, the window in the room 
upstairs had been left open and 
the heater turned off, causing 
the water pipe in the heater to 
freeze and burst. The water 
soaked through the floor and 
flooded the basketball player's 
room When students leave for 
Christmas break they are no- 
tified to leave their windows 
closed and the heaters running, 
in order that this particular 
accident does not occur. If, 
when the RAs do their room 
checks at the semester's end, 
this has not been done, the stu- 
dent is told there will be a fine 
of an unspecified amount. 

When the upstairs base- 
ball players left, these guide- 
lines had been followed. 
Friends of the residents re- 
turned to the room to set it up 
for a surprise party on Janu- 
ary 9. When the residents fi- 
nally got back to campus, the 
accident had occurred. 

The situation stood that 
an irate basketball player had 

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damaged property due to no 
fault of his own, and that the 
baseball players had done 
nothing wrong to that end. 
The basketball player turned 
to the Housing Office for com- 
pensation of his property, only 
to be told no. Yes, you read 
correctly, the Housing Office 
refused to pay for the ruined 
presents, saying that it wasn't 
their fault; there was nothing 
they would or could do about 

In the past, the Housing 
Office has generally been good 
about paying for property 
damaged through 

maintainance problems. A 
resident in Traer had her com- 
puter monitor damaged by a 
power surge in her room; 
Housing paid for the repair. 
Another resident had clothes 
marred by a leak in the ceiling 
of her closet; Housing offered 
to pay for the dry-cleaning 
upon receipt of the bill. So 
why the problem now with 
paying for the Christmas pre- 

In the Residence Hall 
Agreement, section J, number 
3, states "THE UNIVERSITY 
Students are encouraged to 
carry adequate personal prop- 
erty insurance." Clearly, the 
school is within its rights to not 
pay for any sort of damages, 
no matter who is at fault. In 
the past, the University has 
tried to be fair in compensat- 
ing for damages caused by the 
school. In a case so nebulous 
as this particular basketball 
player's, the school is reluctant 
to assume responsibility. 

When Housing does pay 
for a student's damages, the 
money comes out of the 
University's pocketbook. The 
school doesn't have any insur- 
ance that would automatically 
cover these instances because 
it would be too costly. The 
school's pocketbook is essen- 
tially our parents' pocket- 
books. The more the Univer- 
sity has to spend paying on 
claims, the less money they 

have, and the more they ask for 
next year for our tuition. 

The University has gen- 
erally followed the precedent 
set by apartment complexes 
and other landlords; when 
damage is clearly the fault of 
the management it is paid for 
by the management. Dean 
Moore would like to see 
Oglethorpe follow another pre- 
cedent set by other landlords, 
that of renter's insurance. This 
insurance would be similar to 
student health insurance ob- 
tained through Oglethorpe. 
For a fee, students could vol- 
untarily obtain renter's insur- 
ance to cover any sort of prop- 
erty ruined or destroyed in any 
way. This would get the Uni- 
versity completely off the 
hook, so long as the student 
had insurance. 

But if a student doesn't 
have this insurance, then 
what? I don't like the phrase 
in the Residence Hall Agree- 
.... DAMAGE TO" any stu- 
dent property. Dean Moore 
assured me that this was go- 
ing to be amended for next 
year to more clearly state what 
would and wouldn't be cov- 
ered. I think that a revision or 
amendment is necessary. But 
it needs to be one that will 
place responsibility where it is 
due; Housing needs to be re- 
sponsible for damages caused 
through their negligence of 
management, especially con- 
sidering the deteriorating con- 
dition of many of the residence 
halls, and the fact that students 
pay about twice as much for 
on-campus housing as they 
would off campus. 

This issue is a complex 
one. I began writing this ar- 
ticle feeling completely anti- 
insurance. Upon study of the 
intricacies of the situation, it 
seems there is no one clear an- 
swer. The availability of in- 
surance to students in the 
dorms is needed. But so also 
is a re-evaluation of what 
Housing should offer students. 
Clearly, not the least important 
aspect of this issue is money. 
Consider for me, what is your 
housing worth to you? 

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February 28, 1994 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

The lucky student on 
ProFile this week is Matt 
Bamhill, a sophomore from 
Fairhope, Alabama (just out- 
side of Mobile). Matt is an art 
major whose career goals are 
in the field of "computer ani- 
mation or some kind of illus- 
tration" and whose dream is to 
create and design computer 
games. As for what brought 
him to Oglethorpe, Matt sim- 
ply shrugs and says, 
"Oglethorpe is a vortex which 
sucks people in." Expanding 
further on this theory, Matt 
notes that it takes twice as long 
to get to the Upper Quad via 
Ho Chi Minn than it does 
down the road (even though 
the distance is the same) and 
the pool table in the bomb shel- 
ter clearly defies the laws of 
gravity. It 's not hard to tel I that 
Matt is a philosophy minor - 
even his favorite teacher is a 
philosophy professor, Dr. 
Nishimura. Why? "1 just like 
the way he says 'philosophy. '" 

Matt doesn't spend all 
his time joking, though. He 
really likes Oglethorpe's 
classes, especially the teaching 
styles, the books used, and the 
emphasis on discussion. His 
position on the Dean's List is 
a tribute to his emphasis on 
academics. Outside interests 
for Matt Bamhill include mu- 
sic, learning about his Celtic 
heritage, and membership in 
the little known Kashima- 
Shinryu Martial Arts Club. 
The club, which is avidly seek- 
ing additions to its member- 
ship of about ten, meets at 8:00 
p.m. on Mondays and Wednes- 
days and at 3 : 00 on Saturdays 
in the Pit (By the way, if you 
haven't checked out the Pit 
lately, it is much improved - so 
stop by. It's in the basement 
level of Lupton Hall near the 
entrance to the auditorium.) 
Members of the club study a 
500 year old Samurai art, a 
combination of sword fighting 
and jujitsu, which originated 
in Japan. Needless to say, Matt 
is one well-rounded O.U. stu- 
dent, and we can look forward 
to two more years of him livJ 
ening up our campus. 

A "Night Under the Stars" in the Fox 

By Yoli Hernandez 

For those of us who 

didn't go to Mardi Gras and 
engage in its intoxicating de- 
bauchery, the weekend of Feb- 
ruary 12th was still an excit- 
ing one. Instead of parading 
down Bourbon Street, we were 
able to experience a "Night 
Under the Stars" on Peachtree. 
Held at the Egyptian Ballroom 
of the Fox Theater, this year's 
Homecoming was a glamor- 
ous one. Beginning at 9:00, 
people with and without dates 
entered the Fox, where they 
gave in their tickets and 
checked in their coats. A 
marble staircase led to the 
large ballroom decorated in the 
style of the interior of an Egyp- 
tian tomb. About 300 current 
Oglethorpe students and 
alumni were all congregated to 
celebrate this annual tradition 
sponseredbyOSA It was nice 
to look around the room and 
see everyone dressed so el- 
egantly. We are so used to see- 

ing our fellow classmates in 
the cafeteria in jeans and a 
sweatshirt, that when we see 
them in a su it or long dress, we 
have to look twice. 

On both sides of the 
room there were two bars 
stocked with free beer and 
wine. Yet, anyone can imag- 
ine how quickly those were 
taken advantage of. The long 
lines quickly diminished after 
the cash bar was in effect, 
charging $3.75 for a beer. 

The band Groove Box 
kept people dancing through- 
out the entire night. They set 
the mood with songs like Eric 
Clapton's "Wonderful To- 
night" and picked up the en- 
ergy again with songs like 
"Brown Eyed Girl." How- 
ever, at the beginning of the 
night they had their music 
turned up so loudly, that it kept 
people from engaging in any 
conversation other than "HI!" 

Later on in the night 
there was a pause as Alan 
Gibson, Junior Class Presi- 
dent, took the microphone to 

Ode to the OU cafe 

By Pauline van Vliet 

It is a shame that the 

biggest part of The Stormy 
Petrel consists of negative ar- 
ticles. People complain about 
the speed bumps, the delay of 
the Greek housing, or the poli- 
cies of the housing staff So I 
thought, why not write some- 
thing positive this time? The 
problem was however... about 
what? Than I got this great 
idea: "The dining hall, let's 
write an ode to the dining 
hall?" "THE DINING 
HALL??????" you will prob- 
ably exclaim right now. So I'll 
repeat it: "Let's write an ode 
to the dining hall." There's no 
subject on earth that provides 
more subject matter then our 
own cafeteria. Thanks to this 
place we always have some- 
thing to talk about. Actually, 
for some of us, it is almost 
therapeutic. When you are 
frustrated once again about a 
bad grade or because your par- 

ents refuse to send you more 
money, is it fair to load all your 
bad energy on your room- 
mate? Isn't it much more 
harmless to curse on some- 
thing as harmless as a real caf- 
eteria fried. . . well whatever it 
is. That brings me to the next 
point: "What is it," the most 
played game in the cafeteria. 
Everybody sits around the 
table and guesses what is on 
someone's plate. The one who 
wins doesn't have to eat it and 
gets money to eat at Mc 
Donald's. To make it a little 
bit easier, you can use the 
menu-board in the window. In 
this case, the person who 
knows to match the most 
menu-items with the stuff in 
the containers in the "food 
court" wins. 

See how much fun we 
have thanks to the cafeteria: 
subject matter for every mo- 
ment of the day. It even gave 
me an opportunity to write in 
this paper. Yes, dining hall, 
thank you, thank you for EV- 

announce this year's Lord and 
Lady Oglethorpe. The repre- 
sentatives for each organiza- 
tion were: Kelly Holland and 
Mark Bingham for KA Mel- 
issa Stinnett and Kent McKay 
for APO, Jenny Adkins and 
Jason Fisher for SAE and Tri 
Sigma, Lu Green and Pat 
Mulhearn for Chi Phi, and 
Holly Harmon and Jason Tho- 
mas for Chi Omega and Delta 
Sig. Delta Sig had originally 
nominated "Dog" and Dave 
Sable but the Fox's rule of not 
allowing living animals into 
the theater shattered that in- 
tent. The student body's 
choice, for three years in a row, 
was APO. The runners-up, 

losing by a few votes, were Chi 
Omega's representatives. 

By the end of the night, 
many had kicked off their 
shoes, released their inhibi- 
tions, and preoccupied them- 
selves with dancing and hav- 
ing a good time. When two 
o'clock rolled around and the 
band played its last U2 song, 
it was hard to clear the ball- 
room. "I think Homecoming 
was an exciting night for ev- 
eryone who went. When it 
came time to leave, we were 
all having so much fun that we 
wished the night could have 
been longer." (Jenny Slater) 

Clearly, the night was a 
great success. 

Everything Old is 
New Again . . . 

Mary Mac's Tea Room 

Atlanta's legendary tea room is back! 

Traditional Southern eatery noted for 

authenic fried chicken, Georgia peach 

cobbler and home-style vegetables, 

gracious hospitality and genteel 

enviroment. All the old favorites 

you've loved return from 

11-3 p.m. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 

Mondays through Friday. 

Great for take-out orders, too! 

FAX: 881-6003 

224 Ponce de Leon Ave. 

An Atlanta Tradition Since 1945 

February 28, 1994 


Page 11 

My endless search for marvelous Mexican 

Stops one and two on my journey 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

Stop I: El Potro - 

3396 Buford Highway, 325- 

How to get there: Turn 
right out of O.U. Turn Left 
onto N. Druid Hills. Turn left 
at 2nd light and go to Buford 
Highway. Turn left onto 
Buford and El Potro is almost 
immediately on your left. 

"The music is great, I 
love the dog song." - Karmen 
Kaiser. "I've been to Mexico 
several times and El Potro is 
the closest I've found to au- 

thentic Mexican food." - Jason 
Arikian. "I'm from Texas so 
I know what good Mexican is 
like." - Rod Smith. These are 
just a few of the quotes about 
the restaurant the Chi Phi Fra- 
ternity has adopted as their 
"official" place to go for food 
and merriment. It's run by a 
friendly and courteous staff 
who genuinely welcome col- 
lege students and treat them 
accordingly. El Potro features 
a full menu of drinks, appetiz- 
ers, and dinners, including the 
standard combo plates (25 to 
choose from) as well as 25 spe- 
cial dinners. Some good 

choices include Quesadillas 
Rellenas, nachos, the fajitas, 
the Super Burrito, and the 
Taquitos Mexicanos. Also 
they are one of the few Mexi- 
can restaurants to correctly 
prepare Flan, a custard dessert 
topped with caramel. 

Thumbs Up For: afford- 
able prices (crucial for stu- 
dents) the above-mentioned 
staff, some truly unique music, 
a friendly and relaxed atmo- 
sphere, authentic tasting food, 
ample free parking, a nice 
deck, and if you are 21, great 
margaritas in lime or straw- 
berry flavor. 


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Room for improvement: 
expanding choices for vegetar- 
ians, making the salsa less 
runny, occasional delays 
caused by staff confusion. 

Stop II: El Torero - 
5575 Peachtree Industrial, 

How to get there: Turn 
left out of O.U. Go through a 
bunch of lights past Clairmont, 
Chamblee-Tucker, and 
Chamblee Plaza on your left. 
El Torero wll be on the right, 
next to Pizza Hut. 

Stop II of the Mexican 
Search took us to El Torero on 
Peachtree Industrial. El 
Torero from the start looked 
suspicious. For one thing, 
there were no Mexican cus- 
tomers, this usually does not 
bode well. Generally any eth- 
nic restaurant (Mexican, Chi- 
nese, Italian, Greek, and so on) 
that has no customers of that 
ethnicity should be ap- 
proached with extreme cau- 
tion! Unfortunately our fears 
proved to be well-founded. El 
Torero has an extensive menu, 
featuring 46 combo plates (all 
of which can be prepared veg- 
etarian). There are also quite 
a few special orders and other 
dinners to choose from. You 

can also order some giant beers 
and margaritas if you 're in the 
mood. While the food is rather 
good, the staff was impatient 
and hurried us throughout the 
meal. This was especially bad 
since the restaurant was not 
crowded and there was no one 
waiting for a table. Addition- 
ally, since this is one of those 
restaurants that won't give you 
free Coke refills, we grumbled 
and ordered a pitcher. Fine, 
except when we checked the 
bill and saw that we had been 
charged for a pitcher of beer. 
It took several minutes of 
questions before this was re- 
solved. Since the prices are 
slightly on the high side to be- 
gin with, this was especially 

Thumbs Up For: Some 
pretty good food, including the 
Chimichangas and the cheese 
nachos, good chips and salsa, 
nice decor, open and light din- 
ing room, good portions. 

Room for improvement: 
customer service by all staff, 
give free refills on soda, not 
charging more for chicken in 
combo items, atmosphere is 
hectic like that of a fast food 
outlet (unlike El Potro). All 
of these could easily be cor- 

Petrel's Open Line. . . 

Where's my hat? 

By Lt James L. Green 

While lunching and tutoring with one of O.U. 's best, 
Someone purloined my western hat from the waiting area 

outside the cafeteria. 
It's made of amber shades of colored reeds and has taken on 

a pleasant warm patina. 
This summer straw protects my hairless head during hottest 

days of summer. 
It has become a prop when I read my lines on the Midtown 

poetry circuit. 
It's been featured in Atlanta Magazine's February issue, 
The right brim turns up Aussie style and has a red band 

reading Roundup Committee. 
It's a part of me not intended to be your trophy. 
Be you Jill or Jack, 
You ignore my notices so, 
Please bring my damn hat back! 

Page 12 

February 28, 1994 


Romeiser rambles: The Radio Station Lives 

By Robbie Romeiser 
OSA President 

Who needs 99X? 

Who cares about Star 94? 
Bump B98.5 because here 
comes OU Radio!!! 

That's right! 

Oglethorpe University has 
committed to begin rebuilding 
its long-lost campus radio sta- 
tion. At some point in the fall 
semester of 1994 (Hopefully 
at the beginning!), Oglethorpe 
students will be able to turn on 
their radios and listen to fellow 
Oglethorpians ranting and rav- 
ing on the tuner. Following is 
a quick history of the radio 
station's story, some details 
about the radio station itself, 
and information on how you 
can get involved in OU's new 
radio era! 

Summer 1993: 

1. Elizabeth Stock- 
ton and Mary Ann Locke be- 
gan asking the administration 
about starting a new radio sta- 

2. Dean Moore hired 
a consultant to come to OU 
and determine the feasibility 
and costs of starting up a sta- 
tion on this campus. 

Fall 1993 

1. Elizabeth Stock- 
ton, Robbie Romeiser, and 
Marshal Nason (Assistant 

Dean of Community Life) 
spent the entire semester at- 
tempting to address logistical 
concerns of a station such as 
programming, location, start- 
up funding, operating ex- 
penses, and staffing. 
2. Members of the 
Oglethorpe Student Associa- 
tion repeatedly pitch the radio 
station to the OU administra- 
tion and OU trustees. 
Spring 1994 

1. Student leaders of 
the radio station, particularly 
Elizabeth Stockton and several 
OSA members, developed a 
tentative strategy for the sta- 
tion and committed to making 
the station a reality. 

2. The Oglethorpe 
Student Association continued 
to press the OU administration 
for start-up funding. 

3. The OU adminis- 
tration voted to fund the start- 
up costs for the radio station. 

Start-up costs : 

Location : 

Student Center 

Reception : 

Dorms, Greek Row, and 
Student Center. This radio sta- 
tion is not wireless. It works 
with a technology called car- 

APO has many 
projects left 

By Joe Cox 
Corresponding Secretary 

Alpha Phi Omega is 

pround to announce that there 
is at least one service project 
planned for every remaining 
weekend this semester. 
Projects include building 
homes for the homeless, plant- 
ing trees along Peachtree 
Street, and working at the 
children's wing at Grady Hos- 
pital. For information on any 
service projects please contact 
Kimberly Wilkes at 365-2642. 

The petitioning Alpha Phi 
Omega chapter at the Univer- 
sity of Georgia would like to 
thank all the brothers who 
have helped them in their ef- 
forts to reestablish their chap- 
ter. On February 26, brothers 
form our chapter attended the 
Sectional Conference at the 
Middle Georgia Girl Scout 
camp in Macon, Georgia and 
obtained many ideas for im- 
proving our chapter. Stay 
tuned to see these ideas put 
into action. 

rier current. Receivers will be 
set up in dorms, Greek houses, 
and Student Center. Receiv- 
ers will transmit signal on the 
wiring in the buildings. Stu- 
dent radios will be able to pick 
up the signal from the build- 
ings' wiring. 
Band : 


FCC regulations : 

NONE! We're not wire- 
less, so we can say what 
we want! 


At least four committed 
DJs and two station managers. 
These numbers will grow with 
student interest. 

Programming : 

Music, talk shows, 
sporting events; whatever you 

Operating hours : 

(tentative) Monday - 
Thursday, 6:00 PM to Mid- 

Volunteer DJs. show hosts all 


1 . Become a regular 
D J or station manager from the 
very beginning. 

2. Become a volun- 
teer DJ or show host and do 
your own specials when you 
feel like it. 

***If you're interested 
in being an active part of re- 
building OU's radio legacy, 
please contact Elizabeth 
Stockton or Robbie Romeiser 
(both available through your 
student directory). 

Information about one of 
our largest organizations 

By Stephen Cooper 
Small Group Leader 

Have you ever walked 

through the Student Center 
any Tuesday night and heard 
music wafting from the 
Talmage or Grenwald room? 
Maybe you've seen an inordi- 
nate number of people enter- 
ing Jacobs 22 on a Wednesday 
night or Traer third floor 
lounge on a Thursday. These 
are the signs of life of 
Oglethorpe Christian Fellow- 
ship, one of the largest organi- 
zations on campus with almost 
45 members. 

So far this year, OCF has 
sponsored many on-campus 
and off-campus events, includ- 
ing Bible studies, service to the 
Atlanta Food Bank, prayer 
meetings, T-shirt sales, and a 
Jericho Walk, which consists 
of walking around the school 
grounds and praying for differ- 
ent areas of the campus. 
Weekly events are also a large 
part of the OCF experience: 
large group meetings every 
Tuesday night in the Student 
Center at 9:00, Bible studies 
at 9:00 Wednesday night in 
Jacobs 22 and Thursday night 
in Traer 3rd floor lounge and 
in the Student Center, and 
prayer meetings at 10 pm on 
Monday, Wednesday, and 
Thursday nights and at 2:15 

on Wednesday afternoons, all 
in the Student Center. 

OCF is a chapter of 
Intervarsity, an interdenomina- 
tional group reaching out to 
the needs of Christians across 
the United States. IV, in turn, 
is a division ofthe Intemationl 
Fellowship of Evangelical Stu- 
dents, which serves college 
campuses all around the 

OCF officers are Presi- 
dent Jim Bowling, Large 
Group Coordinator Meredith 

Kemp, Evangelism Co-Coor- 
dinators Paola Barrerra and 
Lew Leckrone, Secretary 
Carta Hall, and small group 
leaders Dave Bamhart, Lyndra 
Givens, Michael Claxton,and 
Stephen Cooper. The OCF 
advisor is UNC alumna Amy 
Asaki. For more information 
about OCF, call Meredith 
Kemp and Paola Barrerra at 
extension 808 or Jim Bowling 
Lew Leckrone at extension 


Sororities, campus 


highly motivated 


Travel FREE plus earn up to 
SPRING BREAK trips to Cancun- 
Bahamas/Cruise-South Padre Island- 
Florida Beaches. 


February 28, 1994 

Page 13 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Hello to all from Delta 

Sigma Phi. We would first of 
all like to thank Tri-Sigma for 
providing their house for our 
mixer with them on February 
18. The party afterward was 
a success— we hope everyone 
had a good time (including 
Nick- ask him what he re- 

Presently we are making 
plans for The Delta Sig For- 
mal on April 23. We are also 
getting prepared for our party 
on Saturday of Springfest 
Weekend and our Toga Party 
on March 11. We are also 
looking forward to our mixer 
with Chi Omega. 


By Jenn Fowler 
Chi Omega 

Hello my friends! As 

usual, we are all diligently pur- 
suing our academic endeav- 
ors... but following the healthy 
tradition of college life. We 
plan to relax and take a break 
to enjoy some of the exciting 
events for this semester. To 
start us off, we are looking for- 
ward to relieving any immedi- 
ate stress (especially me) on 
Feb. 24 as we take on Chi Phi 

for our paintball mixer! All I 
can say is watch out guys! We 
are also anticipating our mixer 
with Delta Sigma Phi, which 
will be held in April. Chi 
Omega is also eagerly antici- 
pating our White Carnation 
Ball, which is to be held on 
Mar. 12 at the Swiss Hotel. 
Chi Omega would like to ex- 
tend congratulations to Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon on their newest 
pledge. That 'sail for now -see 
you later! 

To all greek writers: 

The deadline for greek sto- 
ries for Issue 10, March 14, 1994 is 
Friday March 4. Please turn the sto- 
ries in to the Greek Editor, Jason 
Arikian, or directly to me. If the sto- 
ries are not received by March 4, 
then they will not be published. 
Please do not pass up this opportu- 
nity to let the activities your greek 
organization be publically an- 
nounced to the rest of Oglethorpe 


Ryan P. Queen 



We did our monthly 
good deed this past weekend 
by picking up litter for our 
Adopt-A-Highway program. 
Our basketball teams are do- 
ing all right Delta Sig 2 is un- 
defeated, and we already have 
two injuries for the season — 
Wade Wilson (screwed up 
ankle) and myself (really 
screwed up knee). 

We are also getting pre- 
pared for Greek Week. Plans 
our looking, well....uh... we 
have plans - talk to Beau, he 
knows what they are, just don't 
ask him about National. Well, 
that about covers everything. 
So, have a happy day, be merry 
and tell Dave to shave, he's got 
a little too much stuble. 

By Christina Humphries 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tri Sigma is growing! 

We are happy to welcome 
Tracy Hicks as our newest sis- 
ter. Her initiation on Febru- 
ary 20th was a special time for 
all Sigmas. 

February was a good 
month for Tri-Sigma. Our 
study room will get the needed 
improvements thanks to the 
awards for our Homecoming 
banners. A big pat on the beak 
to all the sisters whose artistic 
abilities created those great 
banners. Also congratulations 
goes to the Black Student Cau- 
cus for their winning banner. 

As an end to a success- 
ful month, Epsilon Theta chap- 
ter hosted other Sigma sisters 
from regional chapters during 

a Leadership School on Feb- 
ruary 26th and 27th. The 
school was fun and beneficial 
to all sisters and we had a good 
time meeting sisters from other 

On February 18th we 
had a great mixer with Delta 
Sigma Phi. A big thanks to all 
who planned and put it to- 
gether. Congratulations to 
Dave and Shelly on being cho- 
sen king and queen of Mardi 

Well, the Sigmas are 
now looking forward to a busy 
March. The ever-dreaded 
Midterms are coming. But on 
a brighter side, so are more 
mixers, the Purple Passion 
party, and Spring Break! 
Good luck to everyone on their 


By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

On the evening of Fri- 
day, February 4, Jermy Beaird, 
Dusty Bost, Phillip Childress, 
Jonathan Correia, Justin Gisel, 
Brian Shipley, Pete 
Sulkowski, Mike Thomas, 
Kevin Waycaster, and Eddie 
Yates were initiated into the 

On the Sunday follow- 
ing the initiation, Dawn 
Bristol, Teri Butler, Ingrid 
Carroll, Kelly Holland, Yoli 
Hernandez, Lori Long, Renee 
Nix, and Tinnie Waterston ac- 

cepted invitations to serve as 
Kappa Alpha Roses. 

C.J. Whyte accepted a 
bid from KA on the same 
evening and was inducted 
Wednesday, February 16. 

Everyone is encouraged 
to come to KA's annual Peace 
Party on Saturday, March 5 
and celebrate with us. 

A final note: Elvis has 
left the building. KA will be 
planning a trip to visit him at 
the game ranch. Anyone in- 
terested in joining us, let us 
know. "Wise men say, only 
fools rush in..." 


By Jason Arikian 
Chi Phi 

Once again my 

friends, we are back in effect. 
Chi Phi is extremely pleased 
and proud to announce the 
newest additions to the family. 
On February twentieth, Chi 
Phi extended little sister invi- 
tations to Bridget Cecchini, 
Tessa Daly, Jennifer Fowler, 
Linda Davis, and Jennifer 
Trevisan; all accepted. We 
anticipate a mammoth celebra- 

tion at El Potro this Friday. 
Chi Phi is also looking forward 
to painting Chi Omega red this 
Saturday at our paintball 
mixer (and maybe even at the 
party afterwards). We are ab- 
solutely sure a good time will 
be had by all. Also, a rather 
large and "special" party is 
planned for March fourth, all 
are not only welcome but en- 
couraged to drop by: listen for 
special guests! Until next 
time, watch out for the ferrets. 


By Jason Arikian 
Greek Editor 

Well, it appears as 

though it is once again time to 
find approximately three hun- 
dred words to write about 
greekdom. Intramural basket- 
ball is once again in full swing. 
I haven't any stats for you, but 
I trust that everyone is either 
doing well, or if not, then at 
least having fun with it That 
is why we do it, isn't it? I'm 
not implying anything by this, 
I'm just asking. Completely 
loathing and detesting any- 
thing athletic, I often find my- 
self at a loss for why people do 
it at all; it's alien to me. Many 
things are afoot in greekdom 
aside from sports though. I 
don't think that many people 
have missed the signs placed 
around campus by an enter- 
prising group of women trying 
to start an Alpha Delta Pi 
chapter. The best of luck to 
you, the more the merrier. If 
things get rolling quick 
enough, it might make Greek 
Week and SpringFest slightly 
more interesting. I hate to be 
the one to remind, but Greek 
Week is fast approaching. I 
know that IFC is already con- 
templating the matter by turn- 
ing Greek Week over to the 
Greek Week committee that 
has been, and is there to take 
care of it. Just kidding, that 
would be too good to be true. 
It's late, I must have been 
dreaming. Back in reality 
though, SpringFest is ap- 
proaching as well, and is once 
again overlapping Greek 
Week. As if everyone isn't go- 
ing to be busy enough racing 
chariots, we have to rush too. 
I'm not really complaining, in 
fact, I'm sure that, as always, 
it will even make things all the 
more exciting. Enough for 
now mes amis. And until ear- 
lobes become obsolete via evo- 
lution, watch out for the fer- 

Page 14 

February 28, 1994 


By Maria Johnson 

Sii degrees or separa- 
tion exist between every per- 
son in the world. That is, in 
order to be connected with 
some individual you could go 
through a chain of six people. 
This bit of information comes 
into play in the movie "Six 
Degrees of Separation" as the 
Kittredges try to find a young 
man who conned them. 

The movie is a true story 
about an incident that hap 
pened in New York City. A 
black homosexual male con- 
vinced various Manhattan so- 
cialites that he was a friend of 
their children, who were at 
college. He concocted an en- 
tire story about being mugged 
so the family would take him 
in and give him money. He 
also told them that his father 
was Sidney Poitier and that he 
would be able to get them parts 
as extras in the movie version 
of "Cats." What makes the 
situation so funny is the ease 
with which Paul, played by 
Will Smith, fools the socialites. 

Paul has all of the upper- 
class mannerisms down per- 
fectly, yet you always get the 
feeling that he is contemptuous 
of the society he is pretending 
to be a part of. Stockard 
Channing plays Weeza, one of 
Paul's con victims, who really 
admires him for his talent with 
words and his grace. The 
movie is "framed" by Weeza 
and her husband's narration of 
the story as they tell it to their 
friends at various cocktail par- 
ties, weddings, and benefits 
around New York City. 

"Six Degrees of Separa- 
tion" has humor which spans 
many social and ethnic back- 
grounds. For example, where 
I saw the movie, there were 
black viewers, gay viewers, 
upper-class white viewers, and 
students, like me. This, in it- 
self, is reason enough to see 
Six Degrees of Separation" 
because it is a mind-opening, 
entertaining experience. 

Feel free to walk "On Deadly Ground" 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

Steven Seagal's direc- 
torial debut, "On Deadly 
Ground," came to area the- 
aters Friday, February 18. The 
film stars Seagal in his sixth 
film along with an impressive 
Michael Came and Joan Chen. 
Seagal's five hit movies, in- 
cluding "Above the Law" and 
last year's megabit "Under 

Siege," has now given him the 
star power to produce and di- 
rect his own productions. 
Caine is, of course, an estab- 
lished star with over 70 pic- 
tures under his belt. He won 
Best Supporting Actor for 
"Hannah and Her Sisters," as 
well as being nominated for 
Oscars for "Educating Rita," 
"Sleuth," and "Alfie." Chen 
first attracted attention as the 
opium-addicted Empress in 

"The Last Emperor." Since 
then she has several major 
roles including playing the 
mother in "Heaven and 
Earth," as well as regularly ap- 
pearing in David Lynch 's cult- 
TV hit "Twin Peaks." 

Seagal shot the film on 
location in Alaska and North- 
em Washington state. The plot 
of "Deadly Ground" is this: 
The dastardly Aegis Oil Com- 
pany under the leadership of 

Steven Seagal, right, suspects his employer, Michael Caine 
safety of their Alaskan drilling site in "on Deadly Ground." 

of threating the enviromental 
Photo by Joel Warren 


The Greatest Show on Earth" 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

"The Greatest Show 

on Earth" is what P.T. 
Bamum, a master showman, 
called his circus when it 
opened over one hundred years 
ago in Brooklyn. Today the 
Ringling Brothers Barnum 
and Bailey Circus is still car- 
rying on the tradition of a 
simple man from Connecticut 
whose goal was to amuse the 
common people. The circus 
was in town at the Omni from 
February 1 1 through 20, and 
it was quite a spectacle. For 
less than the price of most con- 
cert tickets ($20 and under), 
the audience was treated to 

over two and a half hours of 
laughs, thrills and amazement 
of all kinds. 

From the opening 
whistle to the final parade, all 
three rings were full of the 
funny and fantastic. Clowns, 
acrobats, trapeze artists, and 
contortionists all wowed the 
crowd with their perfor- 
mances. Troupes from as far 
away as Mongolia and Russia 
participated in the parade of 
acts. The animal cast of char- 
acters was impressive also, in- 
cluding overtwenty elephants, 
twelve tigers, horses, ponies, 
zebras, some type of bison or 
buffalo and several, unidenti- 
fied, antlered creatures. One 
clown's act included audience 

participation, much to the cha- 
grin of the volunteers, who 
were thoroughly made fun of 
and loved every minute of it. 
The final act truly merits the 
adjective death-defying: three 
speeding motorcycles and one 
small, brave girl locked inside 
a spherical steel cage. Over- 
all, Bamum and Bailey is a 
treat for all ages that can be 
depended on year after year. If 
you've never been, make sure 
to catch the show next year. Be 
forewarned, however, P.T. 
Bamum was a salesman as 
well as a showman. Vendors 
are everywhere hawking 
pricey toys, cotton candy and 
$6 programs. My advice - eat 
before you go, but go. 

renegade president Michael 
Jennings (Caine) has begun 
aggressive drilling activities in 
Alaska. When Forrest Taft 
(Seagal), a roughneck who 
puts out oil-rig fires for 
Jennings, learns of Aegis' en- 
vironment-threatening behav- 
ior, he attempts to stop the 
company from drilling on na- 
tive Alaskan (Inuit) land, but 
instead finds himself fighting 
for his own life against 
Jennings and his men. Taft 
teams with Masu (Chen), an 
Inuit activist, to defend himself 
and his homeland against the 
oil company, which culmi- 
nates in an explosive battle of 
wits and muscle. Guess who 

Of course, is the plot re- 
al ly important in a Steven 
Seagal movie? As in many of 
the classic Clint Eastwood 
flicks, the plots of Seagal's 
movies really aren't important. 
It's surprising that Seagal 
chose to compete with co-stars 
having such impressive skills 
and credentials. Chen and 
Caine's performances high- 
light Seagal's rather limited 
acting talents. After all his 
character has basically re- 
mained static through all six 
films. Rebellious tough guy 
defeats evil (drug dealers, 
murderers, terrorists, etc.) 
while cracking witty one-lin- 
ers. His movies always con- 
tain the Three Bs of Holly- 
wood success: babes, bullets, 
and bloodshed. It's no won- 
der then, that they have all 
been so successful. They are 
pure American entertainment 
(violence, explosions, etc.) 
with no confusing story to fol- 
low or moral ambiguities to 
ponder. The macho characters 
he portrays embody the lone- 
wolf hero most people fanta- 
size about being from time to 
time. While the plot is clearly! 
a shameless attempt to capital 
ize on the current pro-Earth, 
anti-oil company mentality 
popular in the USA it is a su> 
perb example of Hollywood 
escapism at its best. However, 
if an engaging plot is impor- 
tant to you, stay away from 
"Deadly Ground." 

February 28, 1994 

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Partake of the three Bs of Mardi Gras 

By Maria Johnson 

Lent Is a time for self- 
denial and the ascetic lifestyle. 
One must put aside his or her 
worldly desires in order to 
reach a higher plane in the 
battle of mind over body. De- 
sires of the flesh offer no al- 
lure and all low carnal urges 
are forgotten. Through Lent, 
strong-willed humans are able 
to take a step up on the evolu- 
tionary ladder from their base 
animal ancestors. 

Fortunately for full of 
life young college students, 
such as those who fill the class- 

rooms of Hearst Hall, one last 
tango with temptation remains 
before Lent begins: Fat Tues- 
day, or as it is more commonly 
known in French, Mardi Gras. 
People travel from all over the 
world to New Orleans, where 
they partake of the three Mardi 
Gras Bs: beads, booze, and... 
well, you know the third. 

Beads are worth much 
more than money in New Or- 
leans during the Mardi Gras 
season. People will do any- 
thing to accrue more beads, no 
matter how many they may 
already have stuffed into their 
bag. As the day wears into 
night, however, quality over- 

One of many marching parade bands of Mardi Gras. 

Photo by Maria Johnson 

rules quantity in terms of bead 
status. Thick, long pearl bead 
necklaces garner the most 
prestige, as well as necklaces 
with some type of unique char- 
acteristic. For example, in one 
parade I caught a purple bead 
chain with a medallion en- 
graved in gold with the name 
of the god "Bacchus." As I 
walked down Canal St., I en- 
countered many envious looks 
and kept hearing people say- 
ing stuff like "Cool... did you 
see that medallion? It said 
Bacchus, man." Yes, New Or- 
leans during the Mardi Gras 
season is a henotheistic soci- 
ety, the god of choice being 
Bacchus, the Roman deity of 
wine — which brings us to our 
next B, booze. 

Beer, Hurricanes, Hand 
Grenades, daiquiris, and Jello- 
shots are just a few of the fa- 
vorite ways of consuming al- 
cohol in New Orleans. In 
preparation for the sobriety of 
the Lent season forward-think- 
ing, responsible people from 
all over the world use this last 
chance to purge their alcoholic 
desires before Lent begins 
(yeah, right). Since drinks are 
relatively expensive - bartend- 
ers aren't taken in by the 
"beads are worth more than 
money" thing — most people 
choose to take advantage of 
the happy hours from 4 to 8 
p.m. at the bars on Bourbon 
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because they each have a dif- 
ferent style, but mostly be- 
cause 18-year-olds are al- 
lowed in! (Buckhead may be 
too exclusive for 1 8, 1 9. and 20 
year olds, but Bourbon Street 
appreciates them!) As the 
evening wears on, the balco- 
nies of these bars become 
loaded with people, and the 
bartering begins. This brings 
us to the third and final B, the 
one to which all the guys read- 
ing this article skipped to be- 
fore reading anything else. 

The third B is "body 
parts." The most commonly 
heard Mardi Gras phrase is 
"Show us your *&%$!" Yes, 
in order to acquire precious 
(plastic) Mardi Gras beads, 
both men and women show 
parts of their anatomy, which 
at all other times of the year 
remain hidden to the public 
eye. Thrill-seekers stand on 
balconies, tantalizing all who 
walk by with a string of beads. 
Most keep on walking past 
what they see as ridiculous 50 
cent trinkets. Others, however, 
get caught in some type of 
bead-hypnosis, in which the 
beads sparkle with a luster that 
puts real gold or pearls to 
shame. These people are ei- 
ther extremely drunk, or are 
some relation of Tonya 
Harding's brilliant bodyguard, 
Shawn Eckardt. They decide 
that these beads are better than 
all the rest, and they then flash 
some body part in order to at- 
tain them. 

Well, this short little 
story of Mardi Gras is over, 
except for one final idea for all 
of the vengeful angry females 
out there. The obscenity laws 
in New Orleans declare any- 
thing above tlie waist legal and 
anything below the waist ille- 
gal. Therefore, when men 
show their stuff for beads, they 
get arrested! It's really fun to 
find an area where a large per- 
centage of the police are fe- 
male officers, tantalize a man 
with beads until lie gives in and 
shows his body part, and then 
watch him get arrested by a 
female officer' .Another fe- 
male victory in the battle of the 

By Chris Brown 

Uncle Tupelo has in- 
jected themselves into the "al- 
ternative" scene in avery par- 
ticular way. Much like Neil 
Young, the St. Louis band 
mixes folk/country/bluegrass 
with the distorted guitar feel 
familiar to today's Nirvana- 
generation of culture consum- 
ers. There are strong ties to a 
"country home," a small town 
landscape reflecting John 
Cougar's earlier efforts. But, 
it goes back further than Keith 
Richards — these guys include 
the banjos and fiddles between 
the traditional form and tire 
less structured rock "para- 
digm." They literally make 
the music similar; one be- 
comes a progression of the 

Anodyne (a drug that 
eases pain) covers a whole 
range of topics, primarily be- 
tween love and home. Be- 
tween the two there is an inti- 
mate connection — both are 
somewhere else, somewhere 
outside us, but they become 
the focus of attention con- 
stantly; they become nostalgic 
and often unreal. L'nfortu- 
nately, there is presented an old 
solution common to the alter- 
native generation — escape. 
Like so many other groups 
who find solace from the dis- 
solution of love and home by 
turning away from the condi- 
tions, Uncle Tupelo moves us 
toward simple consolement — 
"'s foolish to think 
everything'll be O.K. — 
anpdyne, anodyne" ("The 
Long Way Out") - or an old 
way of life, ("Give Back the 
Keys to My Heart"), or even 
just to music. There is a re- 
deeming sense, though, that 
there's a kind of recovery in 
the music — the very nature of 
finding an old style to support 
or give rise to a new one brings 
with it a way of continuing — 
hope, as it were. The music of 
Uncle Tupelo finds stability 
(and a place in the music in- 
dustry) on this premise — that 
the stability of the present de- 
pends on its progressing from 
the past, a past that needs con- 
struction and alteration. 

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February 28, 1994 


The Southern Jesus visits Oglethorpe University 

By Christie Willard 

Jesus was really born 

in Georgia and his disciples 
spoke with an awful Southern 
accent. Does this sound a little 
odd compared to what you 
learned in church? It almost 
makes Jesus sound like one of 
"us." Well, that is the point 
behind Cotton Patch Gospel, 
the thrilling story of Jesus 
Christ's life in familiar South- 
ern settings. The Oglethorpe 
University Programming 
Committee is sponsoring the 
performance that will open for 
one night only, Friday, March 
4. Admission will be free, but 
interested students need to re- 
serve seats ahead of time in the 
Community Life Office. One- 
hundred-fifty seats in Lupton 
Auditorium were made avail- 
able to the public for reserva- 
tion and they have all been 
filled. Students can reserve 
two seats, but should do so 
promptly because spaces are 
quickly being filled. 

Cotton Patch Gospel, 

starring Tom Key, is an award 
winning musical drama that 
retells the Gospels of Matthew 

and John using Southern dia- 
lect. It brings the far away 
places of Nazareth, 

The Cotton Patch Gospel performers. 

Photo courtsey of Dr. Irwin Ray Jr. 

Bethlehem, and Jerusalem 
closer to home, Atlanta and 
Valdosta. From Jesus' birth in 
a Gainesville trailer to His 
Good Friday lynching and 
Easter Sunday victory, the tri- 
umphant story of Mary's son 
is presented with much fervor 
and overwhelming excitement. 
Tom Key first ran Cot- 
ton Patch Gospel as a one-man 
play based on the idea of a con- 
temporary "Matthew" telling 
Christ's story as though he 
were bom in Georgia. The 
play was adapted from Dr. 
Clarence Jordan's New Testa- 
ment " Cotton Patch " Para- 
phrases . In 1981, Key teamed 
with Drama Desk Award Win- 
ner Russell Treyz as co-author 
and director, Broadway Pro- 
ducer Philip Getter, and the 
late singer-songwriter Harry 
Chapin. Together, they devel- 
oped the play into a five-per- 
son musical with the last eigh- 
teen songs that Chapin wrote 
serving as the musical score. 
It premier was off-Broadway 
in October, 1 98 1 at the Lambs 
Theatre, where it ran success- 

fully for over 200 perfor- 

Cotton Patch Gospel 
seeks to make the Gospels un- 
derstood by all. It is a humor- 
ous and delightful musical 
drama that will keep the audi- 
ence laughing from beginning 
to end. The musical selections 
have been called the "best that 
Harry Chapin ever wrote." 
For those who are not familiar 
with other works by Chapin, 
he composed well-known hits 
such as "Cat's in the Cradle" 
and "Taxi." Harry Chapin 
considered himself "born to 
write the music for Cotton 
Patch Gospel. " 

All students are encour- 
aged to attend this spell-bind- 
ing performance. Reserva- 
tions need to be made in ad- 
vance, as no seats will be avail- 
able at the door. Opening night 
will be March 4 in Lupton Au- 
ditorium. Come and see why 
theatergoers across the coun- 
try return again and again to 
Cotton Patch Gospel . 

Professional athlete tries his acting ability 

By Lu Green 

Blue Chips Is far from 

an academy award winner, but 
it does generate more enter- 
tainment than the NBA AI1- 
Star Game. Granted, I am a 
native Hoosier. Indiana is that 
mid-western state where it's a 
state felony not to have a bas- 
ketball goal within 25 feet of 
your house. Children are bom 
with a round orange ball at- 
tached to their hands, the 
coaches of the local high 
school hold more prestige than 
the mayor, and people have 
"Bobby Knight for President" 
bumper stickers on their cars 
and are serious. I am also a 
huge basketball fan. 

Nick Nolte plays Pete 
Bell, the decorated coach from 
Western University with two 
NCAA Championship rings 
on his fingers, which is a far 
cry from the .500 season he is 

struggling to make the current 
year. He has always run a 
clean program, no padding the 
pockets of recruits or having 
Dean's List scholars take his 
players' exams. The only 
smudge on his squeaky record 
is an allegation of a point 
shave, which is questioned by 
Ed O'Neil (yes, Al Bundy), a 
newspaper reporter deter- 
mined to catch Bell cheating. 
In order for Bell to re- 
gain his status and winning 
seasons, he leaves the West 
Coast to recruit the best play- 
ers in the country. He travels 
to Chicago to watch Butch, 
played by the former Memphis 
State star and NBA All-Star 
Anfemee Hardaway. There he 
meets Jerry Tarkanian and 
Jim Boheim also trying to re- 
cruit the young star. He then 
goes to Basketballand U.S. A 
French Lick, Indiana, home of 
Larry Bird, to coax farmboy 
sensation Ricky Roe, played 

by Matt Nover (a former Indi- 
ana University basketball 
player) to play for his team. 
Finally, he ventures to the 
Bayou where Neon, whose 
ball-playing is as illustrious as 
his name, is busy bending 
goals. Neon is played by Or- 
lando Magic superstar 
Shaquille O'Neal. 

Every other coach has 
promised these stars all the 
money, cars (a tractor for 
Ricky), and glory they can 
handle. Bell refuses to give in 
to such dishonesty, but the 
pressure of being a top-twenty 
coach and from the diamond- 
studded alumni is more than 
he can endure. 

Mary McDonnel 

( Dances With Wolves ) plays 
Bell's strong-willed ex-wife, 
who offers more than just 
coaching advice. Cameos by 
Rick Pitino, Bobby Hurley, 
and Dick Vitale also add to the 
thrill of the movie. Of course, 

the highlight for me was Bell 's 
opening game of the new sea- 
son against Bobby Knight and 
the Indiana Hoosiers. 

All in all, the movie is 
fairly predictable and lacks a 
strong plot, but to a true bas- 

ketball fan, you can ignore this 
and concentrate on seeing 
some great basketball and 
watching some of the greatest 
names in the sport try their 
skills in acting. 

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Reality Bites" is worth a matinee outing 

By Jim Campbell 

"Reality Bites" is a 
new movie directed by Ben 
Stiller, starring Winona Ryder 
and Ethan Hawke. It's a pretty 
good movie and has neat ac- 
tors. It's worth a $3.50 mati- 
nee outing. 

There, now that the cus- 
tomary "movie review" is 
over, let me explain what's re- 
ally going on. As I walked up 
to the theater, I noticed the 
poster advertising the film: 
"Reality Bites: A Love Story 
for the Nineties." In the At- 
lanta Journal, Eleanor Ringe! 
referred to the movie as "a 
comedy-romance for Genera- 
tion X." That's it. I've had 

enough. Everywhere I turn, 
I'm inundated with comments 
about Generation X (slackers, 
twenty-somethings, etc.). 
Congratulations, kids, we've 
all been lumped into some 
vague generation which can be 
labeled but not defined. Seri- 
ously, what the heck is Gen- 
eration X anyway? 

I'll tell you. It's no more 
and no less than a marketing 
dream. Somewhere some kid 
decides that he's pissed off 
about the world and his plot in 
it. He has genuine feelings. 
He expresses them. Then the 
same "Society" that he's dis- 
gruntled with sucks him up, 
mass-markets him and spits 
some mutated form back out 
to unsuspecting young people 

everywhere. By the end of the 
process, the genuine feeling, 
the soul, are gone. Greasers, 
hippies, yippies, slackers, skat- 
ers, punks. Different haircuts. 
Same people. Same drugs. 
Same result. 

This is what's happened 
with our generation. It's a 
sickness and "Reality Bites" is 
a symptom. Not that it's a bad 
movie; again, there were sev- 
eral talented people involved. 
I liked it, on one level. On 
another level, it's just one more 
damned unfocused teen angst 
conveniently packaged for im- 
pressionable minds from 
Maine to California. The film 
has all the prerequisites: con- 
fused young people, baggy 
clothes, unkempt hair, bands, 

songs, flannel shirts, cynicism, 
pot, AIDS, out-of-touch par- 
ents, you name it. Stiller has 
done a great job of displaying 
nineties pop culture but he 
doesn't say anything about it. 
Maybe that would be too risky. 
The movie executives might 
not "dig" that, "dude." 

What should he say? I 
don't know, maybe something 
like "the kids of the nineties 
are not special. Sure they face 
problems but what generation 
hasn't?" In the movie, 
Winona Ryder says something 
about how are kids supposed 
to deal with damage the older 
generations have left them. 
How about quit whining and 
bitching and get on with it. 
Does anyone really believe 

that our generation has it any 
harder than the ones before us? 
If so, imagine being a 1 9 year- 
old Jew in Germany in 1942. 
Or how about an 1 8 year-old 
in Tennessee in 1863. Now 
there's a couple of serious 
cases to be made for teen angst. 
Bottom line: sometimes 
reality does bite. It's always 
been that way and it always 
will be. Bite back! And for 
God's sake don't let Ben 
Stiller, Winona Ryder, MTV, 
Kurt Cobain, or anyone else 
convince you that you have a 
right to be any more angst-rid- 
den or disillusioned than any 
other young adult in history. 
Cause as someone once said, 
"the world's not any crazier 
than it ever was; the news cov- 
erage is just better." Peace. 

Americans did unexpectingly well in Olympics 

By Kate Przylepa 

In 1984, the Winter 

Olympic Games took place in 
Sarajevo, four years later in 
Calgary, and two years ago the 
Olympic torch blazed above 
the slopes of the Alps in 
Albertville. This year, the 
small town of Lillehammer, 
Norway, has the attention of 
the world. And again, billions 
of people from all the countries 
will witness this uplifting 
event. Not only will we watch 
the best athletes compete for 

gold and glory during the next 
sixteen days, we will also be 
brought together to celebrate 
human spirit, peace, and 
friendship among all the na- 
tions of the world. We will 
have a chance to see the return 
of professional stars like Brian 
Boitano and British ice danc- 
ers Torvill and Dean. The 
great comeback of Katarina 
Witt should make the events 
more compelling than ever. 

On Saturday night, dur- 
ing the opening ceremony, the 
Olympic torch was lit by 
Norway's Crown Prince 


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Haakon. The actual competi- 
tion started with Men's down- 
hill the following day, and the 
first gold medal was won by 
Tommy Moe of Palmer, 
Alaska, who beat the favored 
Europeans. Silver was won by 
K. Aamodt from Norway and 
bronze by a Canadian, Eddie 
Podivinski. The race was full 
of nice surprises, but not for 
Frank Heiner from Switzer- 
land who kicked off his ski at 
the starting gate. 

Tuesday was a lucky 
day for Diann Roffe 
Steinrotter, who won a second 
gold medal for U.S. in Super 
G. Megan Gerety (Tom Moe's 

girlfriend) unfortunately did 
not manage to finish the race. 

On that day we also ad- 
mired an incredible cross 
country skier, the gold medal 
winner from Italy - Manuela 
Di Centa. 

The '88 Olympic cham- 
pions in Pairs figure skating, 
Gordeeva and Grinkov from 
Russia (now married and with 
a baby), gave a terrific perfor- 
mance and won gold. The 
Olympic champions from 
Albertville, Mishkutenok and 
Dmitriev, did not manage to 
beat their rivals from St Pe- 
tersburg. The bronze medal 

was a nice surprise for the Ca- 
nadian pair, Brasseur and 

There is more to come in 
these Olympics. We are anx- 
ious to see Donna Weinbrecht 
(Free style skiing moguls), the 
speedskater Bonnie Blair, Tom 
Nieminen of Finland in Ski 
jumping, and of course the 
man best known for his flings 
with beautiful women and his 
incredible skiing, Alberto 
Tomba from Italy! 

So let the Games go on! 
I will be in touch with you to 
tell you more about this won- 
derful sports event. 

Straight from the heart of Griffin, Georgia: 

Unsdown Drive 

will be perfonning on the Oglethorpe campus 

Friday, March 4. The show will start at 

10:00 p.m. at the Chi Phi house. The band 

intends to play as long as people are dancing, 

so show up early, and stay late. 

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All Dunn: A recap of the miracle season 

By Dunn Neugebauer 
Petrel Basketball Fan 

A Look at the Miracle 

A lot of times, when 
100% adrenaline is needed to 
get me going or wake me up, I 
plug in an old tape of mine. 
Skip Caray is the voice and it's 
the play-by-play call of Fran- 
cisco Cabrera singling to left 
and driving in two runs to put 
the Pirates away in 1992. 
, "Two balls, one strike, what 
tension," it begins and it goes 
on through the dramatic mo- 
ment. Good stuff. Guaranteed 
to get the goose bumps going. 

While on a basketball 
road trip this month, one of the 
players grabbed me en route to 
the game and asked the ques- 
tions, "Why do you go on 
these road trips? We never 
even see you. What do you do 
on these things?" 

Well, besides sleep and 
read every book ever written 
in the 20th century, I have been 
useful, though I'm not sure 
anyone knows it yet. I've 
found some adrenaline in 
things that hit closer to home 
than Cabrera's single or Sid 
Bream's slide. 

It's called OU basket- 
ball. Really? Yeah, really. 

The season of slam 
dunks. Close games. Three- 
point shots from the most 
unlikeliest of people. Losing 
teeth. Playing Taboo in the ' 
vans. Losing in air hockey. 
Washing dirty uniforms. Jog- 
ging in Conway, Arkansas, 
wherever that is. Airports, 
Waffle Houses, MTV in hotel 

It's been a good year, 
great even, though as I write 
this it ain't over yet. We still 
have Sewanee and the national 
tournament to play. Still, when 
you feel the juice, you go with 

For what it's worth and 
the way I see it, this is what 

Nov. 19-20— Washington & 
Lee Tournament — Lexing- 
ton, Virginia 

It all begins in Lexing- 

ton, with six inches of snow on 
the ground outside and an 
opener against Western Con- 
necticut State, a team that has 
been to the NCAA national 
tournament nine straight years. 
Coach Berkshire and his ner- 
vous Petrels promptly go out 
and find themselves down 27- 
12 in the opening 10 minutes, 
but close the gap to 40-39 at 
half. The last five minutes are 

that they can play with 
of them, who just can't beat 

Down 5 at half, OU 
knots it up at 69 at the end of 
regulation, then carries the 
momentum over for an 80-77 
win. Balance is the key here, 
as Schuft scores 20, Vickers 
15, Pierson 12 and 
Briesemeister 1 1 on 5-of-5 

character builder with some 
positive aspects. One, we got 
money to go there; two, we got 
a good article in the Journal 
about the game; and three, you 
always learn when you get 

Things happen right off 
the bat that tells us we're a 
little out of our league. A 
Davidson player greets Jack 
Stephens at half court and tells 

Senior Brian Davis being lifted onto the fans' shoulders after the Homecoming victory. 

Photo by Pat Mulhearn 

the difference in this one, how- 
ever, as OU goes on a roll and 
"upsets" WCS by an 80-72 
margin. Brian Davis scores 24 
on 1 1 of 15 shooting and Tripp 
Pierson, sporting a stronger 
frame and hair on his head, 
contributes 17. 

Night 2 is a little differ- 
ent, as a tough John Carroll 
team, with a mascot as funky 
as our Petrels (the Blue 
Streaks), lead by 5 at half and 
go on to beat the good guys 82- 
67. Davis scores 20, Schutt 
scores 1 9 and OU returns from 
the road at 1 - 1 . good for play- 
ing on the road during most 
12-1-93 — 

The Petrels, after top- 
ping Emory on the road in a 
70-54 sleeper, faces a major 
tough challenge in Otterbein. 
The victors come in ranked in 
the nation and with two con- 
secutive wins over Division II 
colleges. Otterbein, a Division 
111 power, prove once again 

Quotes from after the 

"Dang, we might be 
pretty good." An OU fan. 

"We played like 
♦ & *,a»a. •• ^ otterbein 

After shellacking At- 
lanta Christian 103-79, the 
good guys have another tough 
one on the schedule — 
Maryville College. With play- 
ers taking the GRE beforehand 
and Christmas on the brain, 
could the Petrels stay focused? 
Not a problem. 

This one wasn't close. 
Ryan Vickers made 10 of 1 3 
shots and 3 of 3 three pointers 
and Davis hit 1 1 of 1 5 as the 
two combine for 52 points. 
Final score: OU 80, Maryville 

The Petrels travel to 
Davidson to face a Division I 
school. This game proved not 
to be a highlight, but merely a 

him, "Man, we're going to 
beat the -&"& out of ya'll, 
Vickers is nailed in the head 
with a Jason Karnes pass in 
warmups and Pierson pulls off 
his sweats to find he's forgot- 
ten his jersey. 

For the record, we lose 
this one 98-63 but come home 
with stories to tell. 

After closing out 1993 
with a split at the Stormy Pe- 
trel Classic, the Petrels face 
Emory in their last 
nonconference contest. Visit- 
ing cdach Pete Manuel says 
before the game that his team 
needs to start hitting early if 
they're going to be able to 
hang in there. Not tonight; they 
make 2 of their first 1 3 and OU 
rolls to an 80-57 win. More 
importantly, the win is Coach 
Berkshire's 250th. The play- 
ers sign the ball and Coach 
talks to the press by saying 
what he's supposed to say, but 
his mind is somewhere else, 

and with a good reason. The 
conference season, the real sea- 
son, begins Friday. 
1-14 Road trip— 

The Petrels load up on 
the big bus and make the four- 
hour drive to Nashville (two 
movies plus one nap). The ra- 
dio tells us it's the coldest day 
all year in their city (5 degrees 
and falling), but that doesn't 
stop the OU parents from 
showing up in force. 

Fisk University features 
a new floor and new paint on 
the wall, but the same Fisk 
team. OU leads by 19 at half 
and cruises to a 90-55 win. 
Four score in double figures 
and Cornell Longino hands 
out 7 assists. There's a long 
way to go, but we're 1-0 in the 
conference and tied for first 
1-16 — 

Twenty below zero and 
falling. Fifteen inches of snow 
expected later tonight. Would 
tell you where we are but my 
glasses are fogged up and the 
van won't start. Steve Jobe 
tells me we're in Danville, 
Kentucky, and about to take on 
Centre. Not usually good 
news. Nobody beats Centre at 
Centre. Nobody. Two years 
ago, we had just as good a 
team as they had. And at half- 
time, we were down 36-11 
when we played here. 36-1 1 ! 

That was then.... The 
Petrels shoot 67% from the 
floor in the first half and open 
up a 51-30 lead. Still, you 
can't relax here and we soon 
learn why. The Colonels make 
every 3-pointer in sight down 
the stretch and cut the lead to 
10. The Petrels hold on, how- 
ever, for an impressive 88-78 

The bus rolls out at 5:30, 
only 30 minutes ahead of 16 
inches of snow. Kentuckians 
and the Briesemeisters are left 
stranded for a while. 

After game quotes: 

"We never lose this bad 
at home. Never." A Centre 

"Are we really this 
good?" Brenda,talkingtome. 
1-21-94 — 

Rhodes College, picked 

February 28, 1994 

Page 21 

Dunn continues his recap 


first in the SC AC, comes to our 
place. On paper, the Lynx are 
the most talented team of them 
all, though injuries have taken 
their toll. The commissioner 
and his assistant are on hand 
for this one as well as a noisy 
Petrel crowd and a noisier 
Rhodes assistant coach. 

You can feel the tension; 
it starts in the dining hall and 
it carries right over into our 
outing at Taco Mac, as the 
Petrels successfully stake their 
claim at the top. The Lynx get 
23 out of their big man and 22 
more out of Thomas Johnson, 
but four Petrels score in double 
figures and Longino hands out 
8 more assists as we roll, 81- 

Another milestone is 
achieved in the process in this 
one. Early in the first half, 
Pierson dribbled at the key, 
then hit Davis, who faked left 
and rolled to his right for a 
right handed layup. It was his 
1 ,000th career point. Fans held 
up signs that said "We Love 
Davis," and the crowd got up 
pretty good. Brian just smiled 
and ran down the court with 
his mouth wide open. He hit 
7 of his 9 field goal attempts 
and the Petrels shot 60% from 
the floor. Petrels win, Petrels 
win, Petrels win. Man, is there 
going to be some property de- 
stroyed tonight! 

After game quotes: 

"Wasn't that fun?" Steve 

"I think we are pretty 
good." A less confused Petrel 

After a 12-point win 
over Millsaps, it's time to take 
to the road again. It's not hard 
to get up for this one. Hendrix 
College is the team that ended 
it all for us last year, upsetting 
us and putting us out of the 

It doesn't start good, 
though. We fly into Little Rock 
into stormy, windy weather. 
The plane pitches from side to 
side and a stewardess is prac- 
tically knocked from her feet. 
Robert Miller says, "This is 
fun," and Davis holds his 
hands up as if he's on the 

Screan Machine, but the rest 
of the Petrel clan rush to the 
airport bathroom and change 
their underwear after a safe 

And. . . the van company 
we rented from went bankrupt 
three weeks ago, we find out, 
so now our crew that was wor- 
ried about being alive 30 min- 
utes ago is worried about 
transportation to Conway. All 
except Kim Jackson, of course. 
She just throws down her bags 
and starts studying for a Physi- 
ology test. 

On yeah, the game it- 
self... We're down 30-27 at 
half and the world is not good. 
A repeat of last year? Have 
another beer.. .The Petrels 
come out on fire in the next 20 
minutes and open up a IS 
point lead. 

But. . . the Warriors nail 
about six three-pointers down 
the stretch and suddenly, we're 
up only three and we're ner- 
vous again. Some Hendrix 
fans get thrown out of the 
game by some refs at this 
point, for throwing up a doll 
with a ref uniform on it and 
sticking it with a spear. (How 
come we don't do stuff like 

For some reason, we 
take advantage of the quieter 
playing conditions and coast to 
a 77-69 win. Davis scores 2 1 
on 7 of 9 shooting and runs 
over our manager, Robert 
Miller while trying to beat the 
Hendrix press and Jack 
Stephens scores 13. 

After game quotes: 

"Who in the hell is Jack 
Stephens?" A Hendrix coach.. 

"Ya'll got a pretty good 
team, man." A drunk Hendrix 

The flight to San Anto- 
nio was great, the breakfast 
buffet was awesome and con- 
ditions for a Trinity upset over 
the Petrels aren't very favor- 
able. There's no real love-loss 
between these two teams, and 
today wouldn't help that very 

We're tied at half, 32-32 
in a very physical contest. 
Stephens has already gotten 

thrown to the floor face first 
and Cornell almost lost his leg 
going for a rebound. 

We make a bunch of free 
throws down the stretch and 23 
of 30 overall. Vickers scores 
2 1 and Davis scores 1 8 while 
entertaining the Trinity fans at 
the same time. 

Afterwards, I find my- 
self on the court, somehow 
wedged in between an angry 
6-8 Steve Taylor and a just as 
angry Trinity player. "If you 
hit me, I'll fall," I tell them, 
though I realize if I don't get 
out of the way, they might any- 

Peace is restored, we 
make our flight with 25 min- 
utes to spare, and we're head- 
ing to the Petrel dome for five 

After game quotes: 

"Where's my tooth? 
How can I get a date for home- 
coming with no teeth?" Jack 


OU82 Sewanee76— 
Sewanee loses their coach 
early in the second half and 
their assistant seems to be a 
little confused about the rules. 
We play like *&*(&, but hold 
on for a win. 
2-4 OU 93 Fisk 58— 


The big one... Second 
place Centre comes in looking 
to get back into this thing. 
They've lost only one confer- 
ence game— to us— and they're 
coming offa win over Rhodes. 

With 11:02 left, they're 
still riding high and they're up 
56-55. Three time-outs later, 
we've gone on a 25-2 run and 
this one's over. The highlights? 
Listening to Brian Davis tell 
it was better 

"Stephens went up for 
the layup and it hit off the top 
rim. I was going up for the re- 
bound, when I saw Nate com- 
ing on a full sprint from the top 
of the key. He had this look in 
his eyes. 

As he went straight up, 
he reached up with his left 
hand, and slammed the re- 
bound back home. The crowd 

went nuts. Final score: OU 84 
Centre 70. 


"Did you see that man 
get up there?" Many fans... 

A 98-64 laugher over 
Hendrix... The only two ques- 
tions the opposing coaches had 
in this one was "Where are we 
going after the game?" and 
"How do we get there?" 
2-13 — 

It's really too bad Larry 
Munson or Skip Caray wasn't 
doing the play-by-play on this 
one. This one was a storybook 
ending... (A happy ending, not 
weird and demented like all 
that !&! (we read nowadays).. 

Anyway, coming into 
this one, Brian Davis had at- 
tempted 677 field goal at- 
tempts and, with the exception 
of the horse games in practice 
with Cornell when Coach 
wasn't looking (sorry Brian), 
none of them had been a three- 
pointer. Not a one. 

Anyway, homecoming 
appears to be a distraction for 
the good guys, as we kick the 
ball around and find ourselves 
down 6 with a 1 :30 to go. Our 
title, trip to nationals, etc. is in 
some real serious danger. 

But after two field goals 
and two Andy Schutt free 
throws with 8 seconds left, 
we're back. At the start of the 
OT, we score the first four 
points and I'm thinking, this 
one's over. Right, stick to ten- 

The Tigers hit a 3. an- 
other field goal and a free 
throw and with 8 seconds left, 
we find outselves down 1. 
Pierson dribbles left, shoots 
from eight feet.... No good. 
Trinity rebound. This one's in 
the books. 

But. . . they make the 
first free throw and miss the 
second. Five seconds left... 
Pierson brings it up... four... 
three... We love you Tripp, 
but you 're too far out to shoot. 
Two.... Oh God, don't throw 
it to Davis.. Not from there! 

He does... Brian grabs 
it with one second and lets it 
fly... As I write this, it's still 
up there... It hits the 

backboard, the front rim and 
it's in. It's over. 

He goes to his knees and 
is mobbed by the homecoming 
crowd. Even Coach Berkshire 
interrupts his 1 8-year habit of 
walking straight over and 
shaking hands with the other 
coach. He just stands and 
watches. Jim Owen looks like 
a truck ran over him. Steve 
Jobe wants to join in, but re- 
members that he's a coach and 
should restore order. 

Davis is carted off on 
someone's shoulders, then goes 
to the dining hall to a standing 
ovation. When's the last time 
someone got a standing ova- 
tion in dining hall? Three 
times... One, when former OU 
coach Mike Mitchell got a 
date; Two, when Tommy 
Gambino made a 4.0; and 
three, when Brooke Hennier 
went to three straight classes 
without a miss. 
2-18 — 

Road trip to Memphis... 
seven hours (two movies plus 
one Taboo game plus one nap) 
The miracle lives on, though 
no longer in the undefeated 
variety. Rhodes jumps out to 
a 39-15 lead and hold on, 
though, to our credit, we cut it 
to 4 at one point. Vickers is our 
brightest spot, scoring 23 (or 
22, depending on which stats 
you believe). We shake their 
hands and we leave. Quickly. 

We're supposed to win 
this one and we do, 87-76 over 
Millsaps. This one clinches the 
SCAC title outright. Cornell 
gets 20 and 10 boards, Vickers 
scores 21 in limited playing 
time due to foul trouble. 

The highlight? Davis 
and Jim Bowling grab the 
cooler after the game. Coach 
Berkshire is standing outside 
the locker room, high fiving 
his players as they walk in. 
One by one. Smile on his face, 
nice suit, nice tie. 

Bowling moves to his 
left and Davis nails him. Head 
to foot. (The nerve of those 

He just smiles and says 
"I've always wondered what 
that would feel like." 

Page 22 


February 28, 1994 

OU basketball teams go one for four overall 

Men split and women drop two games on weekend road trip 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

Two weekends ago, 

the men's and women's teams 
went on a weekend road trip 
first to Memphis, Tennessee to 
play Rhodes College and then 
to Jackson, Mississippi to play 
Millsaps College Unfortu- 
nately, only one win resulted 
from the four matches. None 
of the games had a bearing on 
conference championships or 
playoff standings for the Pe- 
trels. The men had already 
clinched the SCAC champion- 
ship and a playoff slot with a 
71-72 win over Trinity Uni- 
versity. The women had un- 
fortunately already slipped 
from high conference rankings 

earlier in the season. 

On Friday, February 1 8, 
the Petrels took on the Rhodes 
Lynx. Both OU teams suffered 
defeats. The men lost 89-80. 
The women were defeated 77- 
60. In the men's game, the 
high scorer was Ryan Vickers 
with 23 points. Vickers was 6 
for 1 3 from the field, includ- 
ing. 3 for 5 from outside the 
perimeter Adding to this he 
was 8 for 9 from the free tlirow 
line. Cornell Longino also had 
a good game with 15 points, 
going 6 for 13, hitting one 
three pointer and making two 
of three free throws. Longino 
also led the team in rebounds 
with 6. 

The women were led by 
Beckv Ellis, who scored 18 

points, shooting 5 for 1 1 from 
the field and 8 for 1 3 from the 
line. Kim Jackson also had a 
good game with 1 5 points, as 
she shot 7 for 9. Eleanor 
Fulton and Shelley Robinson 
helped control the boards as 
they each brought down 8 re- 
bounds. Fulton also had three 
steals on the game. 

On Sunday, Febraury 
20, the Petrels took on the 
Millsaps Majors. The men 
defeated the Millsaps 87-76. 
and the women lost 81-63. 
For the men. Vickers had an- 
other good game as he scored 
21 points as he hit 5 three 
pointers. Longino had another 
strong game, too. He scored 
20 points, as he went 5 for 1 
from the field with 3 three 

Intramurals led by The Clan 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

The intramural sea- 
son is off and running well. 
Despite a few problems with 
cancel games for uncontrol- 
lable reasons (letting Trinity 
practice). The favorite for 
champions of the basketball 
season has emerged - The Clan 
of The Peter Dragons. The 
only problem is figuring out 
which of the two teams is go- 
ing to end up the champion. 
Both teams are undefeated at 
4-0. Will Team it 1 win it with 
Mike Barrons. Craig Dennis, 
and Kevin Carlisle as the lead- 
ers; or will the winner be Team 
#2 with Kevin Henderson. Jus- 
tin Hayes, and Scott Garrett 
leading the way. That will be 
answered in the playoffs. 
Delta Sig 1 still remains a 
threat, as does SAE. Both 
teams have 2-2 records. Fac- 
ulty and Steve's Squad are 
pulling in the rear right now. 
each with a 1-3 record. 

On the women's side. 
not a whole lot is happening. 
There have only been two 
games and that is due to the 
fact there are only two teams. 
Lu's Team (she couldn't re- 
member the real name of the 

team when I talked to her) has 
won both games over Tri- 
Sigma. one of which was by 
forfeit. She did sav that pres- 

ently there is an interest in hav- 
ing the girls play in the men's 
second division, but nothing is 
definate. vet. 

Kill ian Edwards breaks down court. Photo by Pat Mulheam 

pointers and went 7 for 9 from 
the field. Longino also had an 
incredible rebounding game, 

for 1 and converted two free 
tlirows. Fulton added eleven 
points and made 4 for 8 from 

OU basketball team prepares 

as he pulled down 10 re- 
bounds. He also had 4 assists 
and three steals. Brian Davis 
also added valuable points, as 
he scored twelve points total. 
For the women. Ellis, 
Jackson, and Fulton once 
again led the team. Ellis had 
1 7 points, going 5 for 8 from 
the field and 7 for 8 from the 
line. She also added 6 re- 
bounds. Jackson scored a to- 
tal of 1 2 points as she shot 5 

for a game. 

Photo by Pat Mulhearn 

the field. Shelley Robinson 
had a very strong rebounding 
game again as site pulled down 
eight rebounds for the second 
game in a row. Jennifer 
Johnson also added to the 
teams effort with 8 assists. 

The men as of Thursday 
before the Sewanee game were 
20-4 and 12-1 in conference. 
The women were 10-14 over- 
all and 3-10 in conference. 


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OU beats Trinity and clinches conference title 

Homecoming game won in last second, puts Petrels in playoffs 

By Jason Thomas 
Sports Editor 

If you missed OU's 

Homecoming Game on Febru- 
uy 13, then this will have to 
je a "wish you were there" 
itory. This game was possi- 
jly one of the best games of 
he year for OU men's basket- 
rail. This game was also a 
jivotal point in Oglethorpe 
ithletic history. OU played 

points when Andy Schutt con- 
verted two free throws to bring 
the game within two. Then, 
Ryan Vickers converted one of 
two free throws to bring the 
Tigers lead down to one. With 
13 seconds left, Trinity's 
Kevin Kloss increased the lead 
back to two. Then with 8 sec- 
onds remaining, Schutt was 
fouled and given the chance to 
tie the game with two free 
throws. Schutt converted both 

Irian Davis scores two of his 

trinity for our Homecoming 
;ame before a crowd of almost 
jix hundred spectators. This 
5ame was not overwhelmed 
nth high scores or dazzling 
lunks, but instead kept the 
Sntire crowd (and both teams) 
<n the edge of their seats. The 
ead changed hands fifteen 
imes and was tied ten times 
luring the course of the game. 
n the end, after overtime, the 
'etrels prevailed by the score 
tf 72-71. 

The majority of the sus- 
pense of the game was within 
lie last couple of minutes of 
le second half and the over- 
me. With 37 seconds left, the 
etrels were down by four 

24 points against Trinity. 

Photo by Pat Mulheam 

of the free throws to go 5-6 and 
tie the game at 59. The score 
remained the same until the 
end of regulation. 

In overtime, the Petrels 
jumped to a quick four point 
lead which was then brought 
back to a tie. With just under 
a minute remainingthe Petrels 
were up by four when 
Johnathan McNulty hit a three 
pointer for Trinity to close Hie 
gap to one. Then, McNulty 
sank two free throws to give 
Trinity a one point lead. Rick 
Skeen then converted another 
free throw for Trinity and in- 
crease the lead to two. Five 
seconds remained as OU 
inbounded the ball. With a 
fraction of a second left Brian 
Davis released his first ever 
three point attempt in his en- 
tire OU career, and made it to 
give the Petrels a one point 
lead and victory over the Trin- 
ity Tigers. 

Davis was promptly 
"dog-piled" by the entire OU 
basketball team and part of the 
crowd. The only injury was 
Steve Taylor who cut his up- 
per lip. 

This victory clinched 
OU's first ever SCAC athletic 
title. The leading scorer for the 
game was Davis who had 24 
points. Davis also had 13 re- 
bounds. Cornell Longino had 
1 1 rebounds. Schutt was the 
next highest scorer with 11 
points which included the two 

clutch free throws. This was a 
great victory for the Petrels 
was part of a great season in 

general. Now, we're in the 
playoff, so support the men on 
their road to the Big Dance. 

Andy Schutt guarding Weston Heide from Trinity. 

Photo by Pat Mulhearn 

If you hit them, 
they will fall 

Cornell Longino passes up court. Photo by Pat Mulheam 

By Daryl Brooks 

"If you build it, he will 

come," the voice stated in 
"Field of Dreams." If this 
same voice was talking to the 
Petrel baseball team, it would 
say, "if you hit them, they will 
fall." It took a while for the 
hits to fall for the team but 
once they did the Petrels ex- 
ploded for 10 runs against 
Greensboro College. 

The team got off to a 
slow start on their trip to Texas 
by dropping all three games to 
the Southwestern University 
Pirates. The Petrels lost by 
scores of 3-0, 8-2, and 3-2 (in 
extra innings). These losses 
could be attributed to some 
early season lapses and lack of 
execution at key moments of 
the series. 

However, the Petrels' 
home opener against Greens- 
boro was a different story. The 
team pounded out 10 runs, all 
of them coming in two innings 
on their way to a 1 0-2 rout of 
Greensboro. Under the blaz- 
ing sun, Vince McGralh shined 
for OU. McGrath pitched a 
complete games six-hitter 
while striking out three and 
only allowing one earned run. 
At the plate, the Petrels were 
led by Tom Gambino, who had 
2 hits, including a double and 
a home run. 

Congrats to Coach Popp 
on his first win as head coach. 
The team opens its conference 
schedule March 5 and 6 ver- 
sus Fisk. So everyone, come 
out and admire the new dug- 
out (hopefully with a roof), the 
sod direct from Fulton County 
Stadium and watch the Petrels 
pound out hit after hit after hit. 


Nicholas Esponito, killed Oct. 13, 1989 at 8:25 pm. 

Next time your friend insists on driving drunk, do whatever it takes to stop him. 

Because if he kills innocent people, how will you live with yourself? 



Volume 69, Issue 10 Above and Beyond Oglethorpe University 

March 14, 1994 


Page 3 

Spring Break 

Page 10-11 

"Greek Unity" 

Page 13 

The end to a 
great season 

Page 20 

News: 2-3 

Editorials: 4-8 

Features: 9-11 

Organizations: 12 

Greeks: 13 

Comics: 18-19 
Sports: 20-23 

Security: 2 

Grapevine: 2 

Letters: 7 

ProFile: 10 

"0"pinions: 11 

Screen test: 14 


Oglethorpe adds four new faculty 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

With four or its Ave 

faculty searches completed, 
Oglethorpe University has an- 
nounced the names and re- 
sumes of four of the recently 
hired teachers for the Fall se- 
mester of 1994. 

Three of the positions 
that have already been filled 
are Assistant Professorships, 
with the other being the 
Proffessorship of Philosphy 
that will be vacated by Dr. Ken 
Nishimura as he leaves for a 
two year sabbatical. The As- 
sistant Professorships are in 
Politics, History, and Spanish. 
A fifth search will be starting 
shortly to fill a new position in 
the Education Program. 

The new visiting Phi- 
losophy professor is Jason 
Wirth. He is currently finish- 
ing his doctorate at the Univer- 
sity of New York at 
Binghamton. His specialties 
include German philosophy 
from Kant to the present, and 
modern French philosophy. 
He expects to enter next semes- 
ter with his full doctorate. 

The Spanish position 
has been given to a native of 
Argentina who did her under- 
graduate work in Buenos 
Aires. Dr. Vivian Plotnik re- 
ceived her masters from 

Century Latin American Lit- 

An adjunct has won the 
seat in the History Depart- 
ment, after teaching part-time 
since the fall of 1992. Dr. 

New Assistant Professor of History, Brad Smith (right), 

Photo by Pat Mulheam 

helps a student. 

Belgrano University, then re- 
ceived a doctorate in from 
University of New York. She 
has a specialty in Twentieth 

Brad Smith applied along with 
everyone else, but when the 
seat was awarded, the school 
stayed close to home. Dr. 

Smith has his doctorate from 
Emory University. 

The new Assistant Pro- 
fessor in Politics is Robin 
LeBlanc. She is currently fin- 
ishing her doctorate in Politi- 
cal Science at the Carl Albert 
Center of Congressional Stud- 
ies at the University of Okla- 
homa. Her primary specialty 
is in Japanese Philosophy, as 
well as concentrations in Com- 
parative Politics, American 
Politics, and Modem Political 

This increase in faculty 
at core positions will lighten 
the burden on the present full 
time faculty as the student 
body of Oglethorpe grows. 
With the proposed increases 
over the next several years, the 
faculty will have to continue 
to grow for the University to 
maintain its academic integ- 
rity. As Dr. Donald Stanton, 
President of the University 
states, "This is only the begin- 
ning of a five year plan to 
phase in new people." 

The Stormy Petrel 
wishes these new faculty the 
best of luck with their posi- 
tions, and hope they will re- 
main with us. 

Panhellenic looking into new sorority 

By Helen Quinones 

Despite all sorts of 

support and opposition, confu- 
sion and anger, Panhellenic is 
looking for a third sorority to 
extend itself onto this campus. 
The slow process of extension 
is now in the planning stages. 
The initiative to bring 
another sorority to Oglethorpe 
was taken by two females who 
approached the panhellenic 
council and decided to re- 
search bringing a third soror- 
ity. Contrary to the misinfor- 
mation circulating, 

panhellenic is not shooting 
down the effort. According to 
the Tri-Sigma delegate to 
panhellenic, Bridget Ceccinni, 
"We on panhellenic recognize 
a third sorority as a good idea. " 
But whether Oglethorpe gets 
a new sorority depends also on 
the National Panhellenic 
Council. The university first 
applies to NPC, sending pack- 
ets promoting the school and 
giving statistics on rush, the 
number of girls on campus and 
existing sororities. Nationals 
then responds to Oglethorpe, 
and then an interview process 
begins. Ceccinni agrees exten- 

sion "takes a long time." 

This is not the first time 
extension has been attempted. 
Three years ago several stu- 
dents showed interest in add- 
ing a sorority, and two years 
ago a fraternity almost ex- 
tended itself onto this campus. 
Part of the reason why adding 
more Greek letters takes so 
long is that it is a multi-phase 
process. After NPC approves 
Oglethorpe, they form a 
colony here, which is a group 
of uninitiated pledges similar 
to a pledge class. After nation- 
als decide that they still want 
to extend a chapter here they 

would send an official chapter 
here to install the fraternity or 
sorority and give the charter. 
At any time during this colony 
period nationals can choose 
not to extend onto this campus. 
All these procedures re- 
quire plenty of support from 
students. If most present 
Greeks are satisfied with their 
fraternities or sororities, then 
the kind of fervent support nec- 
essary must come from non- 
Greeks. However adding an- 
other sorority might alleviate 
any tension created from hav- 
ing only two, a number which 
see Sorority page 2 

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March 14, 1994 


tJpdate . 


Entertainment Ed itor 

- On Friday, 2/18/94, 
a Security officer noticed that 
the lion statue on the lawn of 
the SAE bouse appeared to 
have been spray-pairt ed black. 
Upon a closer look, he found 
thai the statue had been 
wrapped in toilet paper and set 
on fire. He also found a 
burned holiday wreath on the 
ground a few feet away. 

• On Monday, 2/21/94, 
a Greek Row resident reported 
that $1 00 in fraternity funds 
had been stolen from a hiding 
place within the house. 

-Also on Monday, 2/2 1/ 
94, another Greek Row resi- 
dent reported that someone 
had attempted to pry open the 
rear window ofh is vehicle dur- 

- On Thursday, 2/24/ 
94, a student reported that his 
car had been burglarized while 
parked in the Upper Lot of the 
co-ed residence halls. Taken 
from the car was a Sony radio/ 
CD changer valued at 
$450.00 and five CDs valued 
at $75.00. The burglar entered 
through the passenger door. 

- On Sunday 2/27/94, 
several students were driving 
oh the track when one fell off 
the tailgate of the vehicle. For- 
tunately the student was not se- 
riously hurt and did not require 
professional medical attention. 
Allowing persons to ride on the 
outside of a vehicle violates 
Georgia law. 

■: - Reminder #1 - The 
posted campus speed limit is 
15mph and the Dean has re- 
quested that the rampant 
speeding problem be amended 
by catching and ticketing vio- 
lators. Please observe the 

- Reminder #2 - Persons 
attending Greek Row func- 
tions are encouraged to walk. 
If you must drive please park 
in legal spaces or completely 
off the road that connects 
Greek Row to the upper lot 

Heard it through the Grapevine . 

News and events in and around Oglethorpe University 

Earlier this month, 

two worthy non-profit organi- 
zations held annual fund-rais- 
ers. On March 3, Friends of 
Animals held their first annual 
Rock & Roll for Breeding 
Control Benefit at the Cotton 
Club. Eight local bands enter- 
tained animal lovers and mu- 
sic lovers while raising money 
to help fight pet overpopula- 
tion. One of the acts, Un- 
claimed Pets, helped organize 
the program in celebration of 
the passage by the Georgia leg- 
islature of a bill regarding ani- 
mal overpopulation. 

On March 5, the 1994 
Cracker Crumble was held by 
the Georgia Press Educational 
Foundation and the members 
of the Georgia Press Associa- 
tion. This event attended by 
Governor Zell Miller and other 
state and federal legislators, is 
a series of songs and skits at 
the expense of political figures. 
Subject matter ranged from 
Presidential promises to the 
Georgia lottery and the Atlanta 

Both events were suc- 
cessful and can be counted on 
to be back next year. 


continued from page 1 

is naturally conducive to ri- 

Meetings have recently 
been held, the first on Febru- 
ary 22, to discuss interest in 
adding a specific sorority. 
According to Christine Bailey, 
support was greater than ex- 
pected, with 14 girls turning 
out only two days after she 
posted flyers. Support also 
comes from a few sisters who 
belonged to the sorority at 
other schools before transfer- 
ring here. Although some 
people with specifics in mind 
would appear to be rushing 
into things, continued support 
is necessary for years before a 
charter arrives, so there is little 
chance of making hasty deci- 
sions as to specific sororities. 

The 1994 American 

Craft Council Craft Fair At- 
lanta runs March 26 and 27. 
The opening night gala to ben- 
efit the Georgia Trust for His- 
toric Preservation will be held 
Friday, March 25 from 6:30 
p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The show 
is open to the public on Satur- 
day and Sunday 10:00 am - 
6:00 p.m. 

The fair will be held at 
the Georgia Dome. 

On Thursday, Febru- 
ary 24, the toilet in the suite of 
Traer 205 and 206 backed up 
and overflowed, causing a 
large of amount of standing 
water in the rooms. This wa- 
ter leaked through the floor 
into the suite directly below, 
and into the closets of room 
107. All of the girls had to 
leave their rooms, and find 
lodging for themselves. Four 
days later a securities guard's 
apartment was offered to the 
displaced Traerians, and all 
five accepted the invitation. 

Ceccinni of Panhellenic would 
like to see extension "done the 
right way," which is bound to 
happen in such a complicated 
lengttvy process. 

Still, some people would 
like to think that a new soror- 
ity would arrive on this cam- 
pus as early as this fall. Two 
fraternities have even offered 
their houses for social pur- 
poses. Paperwork and bureau- 
cracy will lengthen the wait if 
a charter even arrives here. 
Particularly considering how 
long it took for the present 
Greek housing to be opened on 
campus, it seems any attempts 
to change Greek life need 
some intense support if they 
are to happen. 

Shortly after this, several of 
these girls left, claiming that 
the smell in the rooms was 
easier to deal with than the 
cramped living quarters that 
the school had provided. Af- 
ter all of this had transpired, 
and the pipes had actually been 
fixed, the school said that they 
would not reimburse the stu- 
dents for any damage to prop- 
erty due to the leakage. This 
non-reimbursed damage in- 
cludes: ruined clothing, dry 
cleaning (one's person's bill 
was $220), suitcases, back- 
packs, hiking boots, and sev- 
eral heavy winter coats. 

Four of Oglethorpe's 

basketball players, as well as 
the men's coach, were named 
with SCAC All-Conference 
selections, and two more were 
named as honorable mentions. 
Brian Davis, who led the 
conference in field goal per- 
centage, was fourth in scoring 
and eighth in rebounding, was 
name Player of the Year. 
Coach Jack Berkshire was 
named Coach of the Year for 
leading the Petrels to the 
NCAA tournament for the first 
time since 1969. RyanVickers 
and Cornell Longino were 
named Second Team All-Con- 
ference, the only two under- 
classmen to gamer a selection. 

Andy Schutt was named Hon- 
orable Mention. 

For the Lady Petrels, 
Eleanor Fulton was named 
Second Team All-Conference, 
and Becky Ellis received an 
Honorable Mention. Con- 
gratulations from the Petrel on 
all of these awards. 

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Do you have any unanswered questions? 

The Stormy Petrel sits down to talk with Dr. Stanton 

By Chopper Johnson 
News Editor 

Questions about the 

scholarship changes over the 
next five years? About the 
new faculty that is being 
hired? About where the food 
service will be next year? 
About whether or not Dr. 
Stanton is a basketball fan? 
All of these things were run- 
ning through my head as I 
walked up the stairs of Lupton 
to interview the 1 4th president 
of Oglethorpe University. The 
answers were quite interesting. 

SP. First, I know that I 
have talked rather negatively 
about the Strategic Plan in the 
recent past, but now that it has 
passed the Board, it is prob- 
ably more profitable to move 
on to the positive aspects. I 
remember you mentioning 
something about an increase in 
scholarships due to the in- 
creased endowment money. 

STANTON: Yes, there 
will be an increase in the to- 
tal amount invested in schol- 
arships. With a rising enroll- 
ment, it will be very important 
to increase the budget for 
scholarships. This will happen 
in two major ways. The first 
is through current fund schol- 
arships. Say that a person 
gives a certain amount, such 
as a thousand dollars, which is 
not nearly enough to endow a 
scholarship. That money is 
spent during the year for a stu- 
dent that meets the criteria of 
that particular scholarship. 
That's one way. 

The other way is what's 
called an endowed scholar- 
ship. This is when a person 
gives a large sum of money, 
like $50,000 or $ 1 00,000, and 
the University only uses the 
yield of the invested contribu- 
tion for scholarships. That 
way it's a permanent thing, 
and it is there every year for 
students. The goal to be raised 
by 1998, is about $6,250,000 
for scholarships. $3,250,000 
of that is the goal in endowed 
scholarships, and the rest for 
annual scholarships. So, it 

won't be a noticeable jump in 
money, but should be a steady 
rise in the funds available 
over the next five years and 
beyond that time. 

SP. Moving on to an- 

time we aimed for $1 8 million, 
and received just over that. We 
project that this campaign 
will bring in more than $30 
million in gifts and pledges, 
during a period of about five 

Dr. Donald Stanton, Oglethorpe University's 14th 
President. Photo courtesy of Dr. Stanton 

other part of the plan. I know 
that there is a specific part of 
the plan that deals with updat- 
ing the physical plant and 
building new buildings and 
planting shrubs, but is there 
any money set aside simply for 
little repairs, like the glass in 
the auditorium, or the pipes in 

campaign includes an amount 
for renovating what is already 
here. The figure for that is 
about $2.45 million, and that 
is for renovation of buildings 
that we now have. In addi- 
tion, there is about $350,000 
for a new maintenance build- 
ing, so plant personnel can 
move out of the little shed 
they've been working in. But 
I've got to say that these are 
"asks," not gifts yet, so we still 
have to find the donors. I be- 
lieve that we can do that. Last 


SP. I have heard that 
we have some new faculty that 
have been hired, or are in the 
process of being hired. Is there 
anything that you would basi- 
cally say about thai? 

STANTON: I can't 
really give you many specif- 
ics on that, because that is pri- 
marily Dr. Caprio's field. But, 
I have personally interviewed 
ten or twelve of them and I can 
tell you one thing. The qual- 
ity is terrific. The tilings that I 
always want to know about 
them are if they are interested 
in teaching and if they are in- 
terested in spending time with 
students, or if they want to 
spend all their time scheduled 
in research. I want to know 
about their communication 
skills, because I assume they 
all know their fields. Nearly 
all of them apply with PhD. 's, 

but I want to know if they can 
relate in a classroom to under- 
graduate students. 

SP. I think it's time to 
move to some lighter notes. 
SpringFest is coming up 
shortly. Do you have any feel- 
ings on that? 

just that it's a lot of fun. When 
the students get involved with 
something like that, I always 
get a kick out of it personally. 
I wish the students a lot of fun. 

SP. I think most of the 
Greeks on campus saw you at 
the dedication of Greek Row, 
and with the talk of a possible 
third sorority, I wondered if 
you had any particular feeling 
towards the fraternities and 
sororities here? 

STANTON: I think 
that Greek life is a real plus for 
the University. I'm really glad 
that they're on campus. I think 
we want more students on 
campus; that's the reason 
we're buildinga new residence 
hall. I want to see a university 
where there is a lot of interac- 
tion and a lot of learning go- 
ing on outside the classrooms, 
in the Greek housing and the 
residence halls. I personally 
think that all of the special 
interest groups, the Greeks, 
drama, music, athletic teams 
and others are a plus to student 
life and to the university. I 
think the Greeks have done a 

good job with the houses. 
Each one's different. 

SP. There's starting to 
be a lot of individualism. 

went through all of the Greek 
houses at the dedication, and 
each one seems very charac- 
teristic of the particular group 
of people. 

SP. One last question 
about a topic that has been on 
a lot of people's mind recently. 
I was just wondering if you 
were a basketball fan, and 
what you thought about the 
team this year. 

STANTON: I think 
they did a great job. And I'm 
proud of the women's bas- 
ketball team, too. Everyone 
has been talking about the 
men's team, but for the length 
of time that the women have 
had a team, they also are do- 
ing very well. I also am 
pleased about our other teams, 
both male and female. I don't 
know if I ever have seen such 
a crowd in the field house as 
the night that we played 
Hampton-Sydney in men's 
basketball. I know the score 
was not what we hoped for, but 
the team has nothing at all to 
feel ashamed about. They had 
a terrific season. They played 
some tough competition from 
throughout the nation. I think 
that our entire university can 
be proud of our athletic teams. 

To all interested students: 

Applications for an editor po- 
sition for the 1994-95 The Stormy 
Petrel staff are being accepted 
now through March 29, 1994. We 
are graduating five senior editors; 
so these and all other positions will 
be available to the most qualified 
applicants. Please stop by the 
Petrel office in Emerson Student 
Center to pick up an application. 
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March 14, 1994 

Junior describes her life after transferring 

By Helen Quinones 

Having been at 

Oglethorpe for about two 
months now, I can write about 
this place, which happens to be 
school number three for me. 
Oglethorpe is an incredibly 
drastic change from my other 
two schools, the University of 
Georgia and Georgia State 

After ping-ponging 
around this state's university 
system (I also made a last 
minute decision not to go to 
Georgia Tech) I can honestly 
say it needs some serious help. 
For starters, most applications 
require no essays. Not only 
does UGA's application not 
require an essay, it only offers 
three lines of space for one sen- 
tence, which is optional. This 
says scary things about the in- 

telligence ofUGA's applicants. 
After a month there I regret- 
ted picking the cheaper school. 
1 can't even think of the hor- 
rors of registration without 
feeling sick: the hours of 
standing, the packed waiting 
rooms, rushing around to see 
what sorry classes were left, 
and the agony of waiting for 
the ancient mainframe com- 
puter to spit out results. A blue 
and white schedule causes 
much cheering and dancing all 
the way out of the registration 
building. A yellow card means 
more time in purgatory, and 
resignation that the only thing 
left to take is an entomology 
class at 7:50 a.m. on the east 

bumble part of campus. 

"Doesn't Oglethorpe 
seem small to you?" I have to 
laugh whenever anyone asks 
me this. I love to hear people 
complain about how ridicu- 

lously tiny this campus is, then 
see these very people fight for 
a ride to class. I am thrilled to 
ride and content to walk to 
class, because at Georgia, my 
classes were at least a fifteen 
to twenty minute walk. I had 
to cross multiple streets and 
walk up some intolerable hills 
that should be equipped with 
ski lifts. Some classes took a 
good half hour of walking, or 
I could hop on a university 
bus, ride around the entire 
campus listening to country 
music, arriving at the same 
time as someone who walked. 
No, the campus is not too 
small, but it feels just big 
enough that it's a pain to walk 
but small enough that it's a 
pain to drive. 

"But this place is dead!" 
I smile at that cry. My experi- 
ence with Georgia, the self- 
prcclaimed party capital of the 

Fee to benefit OU students 

By Lu Green 

The Indigo Girls, The 

Black Crowes, Jerry Seinfeld, 
David Letterman, Lewis 
Grizzard, and Maya Angelou 
could be coming to 

During the next few 
weeks, the OU student body 
will be bombarded with infor- 
mation and advertising con- 
cerning increasing the student 
activities fee. The student ac- 
tivities fee is currently $20/se- 
mester/full-time student With 
that money, the Programming 
Board has been able to bring 
in such performers and activi- 
ties as hypnotists, Casino 
Night, the Alpha Experience, 
and coffee house performers 
like David Carter, Natalie 
Fan*, and the Comedy Zone. In 
addition, Stomp the Lawn and 
better Homecoming Dances 
are a result of this nominal fee. 
Before the activities fee (it's 
only three years old), activities 
like these simply did not exist 

The proposed increase in 
the activities fee is as follows: 
$30-fall 1994,$40-spring 
1995, $50-fall 1995 and be- 

yond. I have done some re- 
search at some local schools 
and schools similar in size and 
atmosphere to Oglethorpe to 
see what their activities fees 

1 . Agnes Scott College 
enrollment: 600 

Student Activities/Events Fee: 

2. Centre College 
enrollment: 1000 

Student Activities Fee: $300/ 

3. Emory University 
enrollment: 5000 undergradu- 

Student Activities Fee: $50/ 

4. Morris Brown College 
enrollment: 1800 

Student Activities Fee: $363/ 

5. Rhodes College 
enrollment: 1100 

Student Activities Fee: $158/ 

6. Spelman College 
enrollment: 1800 
Student Activities Fee: 
$43.50/semester, includes 

Also to consider, various 
ticket prices: The Black 
Crowes (1992): $20.00 + 

$2.75 handling fee; 
Lemonheads(1993): $14.50; 
Tori Amos (1994): $19.00; 
Jerry Seinfeld (1993): $35.00 
& $50.00; The Punchline 
Comedy Club (1994): $7.00- 
weeknights, $12.00-weekend; 
One movie at Phipps Plaza 
with Student I.D./monuV se- 
mester (1994): $4.50 x 5 = 
$22.50; Admission to Mas- 
querade (most weekends 
1994): $5.00+. 

The Programming 
Board is to be commended on 
a tremendous job of providing 
the student body with enter- 
tainment. However, with a 
small increase in the activities 
fee, we could have bigger and 
better names and we wouldn't 
have to drive to see them. I 
also think that an increase of 
$10 a semester is minimal. 
When you take into consider- 
ation that tuition is currently 
$8 1 25 for on-campus students 
and $6015 for commuters 
(and will most likely increase 
for Fall 1994), 1/812.5 more 
is minuscule. Voting to in- 
crease the activities fee will not 
only improve campus activi- 
ties but it will get some of the 
best performers in the country 
on Oglethorpe's campus. 

south, was that unless you 
have the connections, in a 
school that big you will miss 
out on everything. Here when 
somebody throws a party the 
whole school shows up. I 
haven't seen that anywhere. 
Maybe it's because I spend 
time with friends off campus 
also, but it feels like there's 
plenty to do here and there has 
yet to be a dull weekend. In 
this category, I can't even men- 
tion Georgia State, the com- 
muter campus that everyone 
hates so much that they take 
off after class just so they don't 
have to run into anyone and 
hang around any longer. 

Regardless of what Se- 
curity will say about this cam- 
pus, Oglethorpe is safe. At 
State, I am shocked that I beat 
the odds and never got 
mugged. Along with their ac- 
ceptance letter, they send an 
entire brochure about crime on 
campus. The statistics are so 
scary that it's a wonder any- 
one goes there. UGA isn't 
much better. The highly pub- 
licized murders aren't all that 
goes on over there. Downtown 
Athens is the perfect place to 
get mugged, and the dorms are 
the ideal place to get acquain- 
tance raped. Where the UGA 
Police Department will file 
away and forget any offense 
short of murder, the 
Oglethorpe Security flies into 
action at someone jumping the 
fence. I may lovingly refer to 
the gatehouse gestapo, but 

don't get me wrong, of course 
this is good. While at Georgia 
every other day a slip of paper 
would appear in everyone's 
mailbox alerting residents as to 
the horrors occurring on cam- 
pus, here at Oglethorpe the 
housing staff keeps this kind 
of information from their resi- 
dents so the people living here 
don'tevenknowwhat happens 
night over their heads. This 
false sense of safety can create 
other problems, and make the 
job of campus security seem 

Residence halls here are 
also drastically different. At 
Georgia everyone gets an iden- 
tical cube of a room with a 
community bathroom. The 
rooms and bathrooms may be 
tiny, but for the most part 
pipes, don't usually burst and 
ceilings don't cave in very of- 
ten. I enjoy having a common 
room and my own bathroom, 
but certain large creepy crawl- 
ing critters falling out of the 
light fixtures before the fixture 
itself crashes to the floor call 
for some attention. 

These observations and 
comparisons are made as con- 
structive criticism because 
Oglethorpe really is worth im- 
proving, not just because this 
is a school paper and the en- 
tire staff must complain about 
every aspect of school life, ca- 
pable of improvement or not. 
If that were the case, I would 
have attacked the cafeteria one 
more time, but some things 
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A response to homosexuality 

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Special to The Stormy Petrel 

After reading Kim 

Jones' and Christie Willard's 
editorials in the last edition of 
The Stormy Petrel, I felt in- 
clined to write a sort of re- 
sponse from a different per- 
spective: the gay one. The 
whole OGLA "controversy" 
occurred during my first se- 
mester at this school. I was not 
active in the organization, 
mainly because I had just 
"came out" to myself and I was 
afraid of harassment shattering 
my new-found self-image, and 
also because of my "under- 
cover" involvement with 
someone who wished his sexu- 
ality to remain a secret Ac- 
cording to him, if I were to in- 
volve myself with the other 
homosexuals on campus, I 
might jeopardize his "secrecy," 
and partly because of stupid- 
ity and partly because of disil- 
lusionment, I listened to him. 
Thus, my first year as a gay 
college student was the most 
emotionally difficult time I 
have ever experienced. In my 
opinion, Christie's friend 
could probably use all of the 
support from his closest friends 
that he can get. Since he is 
now forming his gay identity 
and this is something that can 
be very trying, he needs people 
around him who will say that 
everything is okay and that he 
will be okay. But back to the 
real story: there was some ha- 
rassment against OGLA but I 
don't remember it having been 
so escalated as Kim heard 

Nevertheless, OGLA all 
but disappeared, as did most 
of the "out" gays at 
Oglethorpe. Many moved off 
campus, distancing themselves 
from the "community life;" 
others left Oglethorpe all to- 
gether. I, however, perse- 
vered — blending into the 
"straight" Oglethorpe lifestyle 
as the only "out" gay on cam- 
pus. And I took pride in it. At 
one point during the 92-93 
school year, I was approached 
with the prospect of resurrect- 
ing OGLA for the new class 
of freshman. I declined the 

idea, knowing there was no or 
not enough impetus or support 
for a homosexual community 
on this campus. If there were 
or are any other gays on this 
campus, they don't want sup- 
port, what OGLA was sup- 
posed to offer, they want se- 
crecy and silence. They want 
the utter torment that comes 
with living a lie: saying one 
thing, being another. It is my 
belief that people are afraid to 
come out on this campus be- 
cause of its size and they're too 
worried about what other 
people will think. Well, screw 
those other people. 

Being gay is difficult at 
times. But who doesn't have 
some difficulty in their life, 
who doesn't have problems? 
A gay person's problems are 
just the same as a straight 
person's: "He hasn't called me 
back. All he was interested in 
was sex," or "She's just toying 
with me. I don't know what 
she wants." The only special 
problems a homosexual might 
have is the fact that they don't 
know how to handle their 
sexuality. They don't under- 
stand themselves, they ask 
themselves "why do I have to 
be this way," or they become 
ashamed of their sexual pref- 
erence. They don't know how 
to deal with being gay, and if 
they can 't deal with it ho w are 
their loved ones supposed to? 
No one should have to deal 

with being gay, they should 
just be gay. Be proud to be 
gay. I'm proud of my sexual- 
ity. I don 't make special efforts 
to hide it from people, but I 
also don't flaunt it At least 
no more than a normal straight 
guy flaunts his "straightness." 
Kim is right in saying 
that "our generation is in a 
sorry state" if harassment is 
what keeps people from speak- 
ing out. If people are so wor- 
ried about being harassed that 
they don't stand up for them- 
selves, then how will harass- 
ment ever be stopped? Earlier, 
I mentioned that I was afraid 
of being harassed at one time. 
I got over it because I realized 
that if someone has to harass 
another person, its because 
they're so uncomfortable with 
who they are that they feel the 
need to take it out on someone 
else. So, if there is someone 
out there who wants OGLA to 
come back and isn't afraid of 
what others think, then speak 
up. I never have, because there 
was no interest in it. But if 
other people speak out then 
they've got my support And 
if you're worried about being 
harassed, if you're worried 
about somebody calling you 
"fag," "dyke," "queer," 
"homo," or some other color- 
ful vulgarity, let them. Be- 
cause all you have to do is look 
that person in the eye and say 
"You're right and I'm proud 
of it" 

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March 14, 1994 

The confessions of an Oglethorpe minority 

By Daniel Rosenthal 

Once, when I was very 

young, I discovered hatred for 
the first time. It was a very 
telling experience, one that 
would echo in my mind for- 
ever. I lived in a very small 
suburb of a very small college 
town in southern Michigan. I 
was a happy child with plenty 
of friends and not a care in the 
world. Life was so new and 
wonderful, every little aspect 
of it fascinated me — it still 
does. Yes, I was sheltered, my 
parents had filled my world 
full of love. I was not a big 
television watcher, as books 
always held a special place in 
my heart. 

One of my many friends, 
Daniel Schaffer, introduced 
me to his new neighbor, 

"Robbie, this is Daniel, 
my best friend. He is Jewish." 
Robbie picked up a 
rock, and threw it at me, and 
called me all sorts or names I 
had never heard before that ter- 
rible day. I ran home crying 
to my mom. The torment 
would begin and not end until 
I finally moved in fourth 
grade. I got in fights all the 
time. Robbie knew he had a 
way to get me mad and he did. 
I was always in trouble. My 
teacher, who was black and a 
female always seemed to side 
with Robbie. I never under- 
stood why. Had not her people 
suffered great indignity at the 
hands of the white man? Why 
did he hate me so? I never did 
learn what I had done to anger 
him and make hate me — my 
parents had raised me to love 
everyone. They had never said 
anything negative about any- 
one; as long I was happy they 
were happy. My teacher's only 
explanation for her seemingly 
unfair punishment system was 
that she thought that by fight- 
ing back I was lowering my- 
self to his level. She told me 
about Dr. Martin Luther King 
Jr., who had been beaten for 
what he believed in, yet he 
never fought back with vio- 
lence, just action and words. 

She said people accomplish 
more in life through non-vio- 
lent means. I listened, and I 
tried not to fight back, but it 
was so hard His words and ac- 
tions were so mean - 1 had to 
defend myself! 

I moved to Florida in the 
summer in between my fourth 
and fifth grade year. In 
Florida, there were black 
people, Italians, Hispanics, 
Asians, white people, it was so 
different from where I was 
raised. Since my parents had 
never said anything about any- 
one, always accepting any of 
my friends, I instantly made 
friends with people of all races. 
It seemed that we all had simi- 
lar feelings and experiences, so 
why not? Generally, my years 
in Florida were peaceful. I 
made a great friend in one 
Kevin Rodriguez, who has 
been my constant companion 
since fifth grade. The pain of 
my childhood slowly left my 
mind, only to be remembered 
during nightmares or any his- 
tory class. Oddly enough, the 
racism in Florida was not as 
blatant as the racism I experi- 
enced. It was there, it was just 
that children who had grown 
up together wouldn't say it to 
each others face. For instance, 
I remember, some White asso- 
ciates of mine making very 
racist remarks about a Black 
friend of mine, since I am 
white in color they assumed 
that I would laugh along and 
not be offended by that word 
(I almost never use that word, 
because for the longest time I 
didn't know what it meant so 
I looked it up. I was so dis- 
gusted that any human would 
use that word in reference to 
another person that I vowed 
never to use that word). In- 
stead of laughing at their joke, 
I said, "I thought you were 
friends with him. Don't you 
know what that word means?" 
They laughed at me, and 

called me a lover. So, 

I got in a fight. Since, there 
were more of them than me, I 
got beat up pretty badly. I 
never spoke to those people 
again. I also learned some- 
thing important about my self: 

I am not White, I am not 
Black, I am just Daniel 
Rosenthal, and that people can 
pretend to like someone as 
their friends and still fear them 
behind their backs. 

After that life was pretty 
uneventful. More and more I 
learned that not believing in 
Christ was a pretty big deal, 
especially with the fathers of 
the girls I dated. College was 
beginning to look appealing to 
me. I actually believed that at 
college were everyone was 
educated that racism was just 
something to talk about and 
compare memories, but not to 
actually encounter. Man, was 
I wrong. At the first school I 
went to, which happened to 
have a large Jewish popula- 
tion, I encountered it from my 
own people! Vou see, I was not 
Jewish enough for them. I 
can't speak Hebrew and I date 
Christian girls (actually, I 
dated girls of other religions as 
well. My only requirement for 
the girls I date is that they have 
a good time). So I left, not 
necessarily because of that, but 

that was one of the factors in- 
volved. Well, here I am at 
Oglethorpe, older, wiser and 

Once again, racism oc- 
casionally rears its ugly head 
in my direction. There seems 
to be a rather large number of 
Christians on this campus, and 
while I am sure they all mean 
well, I honestly don't think 
you will burn in ever lasting 
fire for dating someone who 
does not believe in Jesus, or is 
Black, or anyone who maybe 
is different from you. And why 
the homophobia? No, not all 
of the Christians are ignorant 
racists (This is a term I came 
up with for people who are 
being racist either because they 
think the Bible sanctions it, 
when it does not, or the people 
who are racist and just don't 
realize it) or racist at all. I am 
not too interested in passages 
that say they are committing 
"sins." I know that the pas- 
sages are there, but are they not 
people who have feelings just 
like you? Answer no, and you 
are going, against some of 
Jesus's strongest wishes. An- 

swer yes, and you will discover 
love and brotherhood, just 
what Jesus wished for his fol- 

By now, you may be 
wondering why the boring life 
story? Good questions and I 
have a good answer. On Fri- 
day, at my job, which is at a 
private Episcopal school, a 
sixth grader told me he wanted 
to be a Nazi when he grew up. 
This child knows I am Jewish. 
I did not know what to do. I 
walked away fearing that I 
would say something that I 
would regret. I also did not 
want to start crying. I got 
home after barely making it 
through dinner. I got on the 
phone with my mom and cried 
for about twenty minutes. It 
seemed so unfair that at such 
a young age children can have 
so much hatred or fear. That 
groups like the Nazis appear 
to be so appealing to them. I 
just didn't understand why 
there had to be so much hatred 
in the world. I didn't under- 
stand it when I was six, and 
fourteen years later I still dont 
understand it 

Maintain radio silence!!! 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

I read with more than 

considerable dismay in the last 
issue about OSA President 
Robbie Romeiser's cheerful 
announcement about our sup- 
posed radio station. I won- 
dered where would this money 
come from, so I decided to go 
to the source. I asked Presi- 
dent Romeiser about his ar- 
ticle, and he mentioned that 
since that time, estimated costs 
for the proposed station will be 
well in excess of the $1 5,000 
figure originally claimed. We 
then discussed the fact that 
Oglethorpe funding is a zero- 
sum game, that is to say, that 
$15,000-20,000 will have to 
come out of some another 
department's budget. 

Why do we need this ra- 
dio station? Go spin the radio 
dial. There are dozens of sta- 
tions appealing to every kind 
of listener's preference - clas- 

sic rock, classical, alternative, 
rock 'n' roll, country, soul, 
jazz, talk shows, pop, hip-hop, 
gospel, etc., etc. If you can go 
completely through all the sta- 
tions on both the FM and AM 
band and can't find something 
appealing, aren't you are be- 
ing overly selective? And this 
station will not help 
Oglethorpe lose its mystery 
school status because the sta- 
tion wont even be broadcast- 
ing off our campus! Sorry, 
Brookhaven, you will be miss- 
ing out! 

A radio station for stu- 
dents to fool around on is not 
a bad idea in principle. If the 
funding ($15,OO0-$2O,OO0 
just for start-up costs) was be- 
ing provided by some wealthy 
alumni or corporation ex- 
pressly for that purpose, then 
it would not be an issue worth 
discussing. However, this is 
not the case. Where else might 
this $20,000 be better spent? 
For one, you could reimburse 
the VICTIMS of this year's 

numerous plumbing disasters. 
Or you could put it towards the 
installation of thermostats and 
a modern heating/cooling sys- 
tem in the Academic buildings 
and Upper Quad so those staff 
and students wouldn't have to 
alternately freeze and sweat all 
year. Or you could strengthen 
an existing department like 
Art, Drama, Security, or the 
Health clinic. For God's sake, 
this school doesnt even have 
a real health center! ! ! Nurse 
Bradley is a wonderful person 
who does all she possibly can, 
but the doctor is only here for 
three hours a week! But, I 
guess we can listen to the ra- 
dio station when we are sick. 
Instead, this radio sta- 
tion will be going on air with 
no real purpose, unless it is 
supposed to enhance the re- 
sumes of our Communications 
majors. I would urge every- 
one to ask the administration 
and Trustees to reconsider al- 
locating funds for this frivo- 
lous "addition." 

March 14, 1994 


Page 7 

Letters to the Editor. 

A response about being in love 

By Lori L. Schachter 
Dear Editor: 

This letter is written in response to the article "Does Being in Love Really Stink?" Having 
personally experienced one of the most upsetting circumstances one can ever imagine, I've been 
forced to love across the miles. I am one of those unfortunate ones where the love of my life moved 
away and left me behind at only the age of fifteen. Yet, the only difference is that our separation 
didn't mean the end; it meant the beginning. The beginning of a new life to explore on my own, 
without having that special someone there to help me travel the road of life. 

With having a long-distance relationship for over three years now, I've had to go through 
three Valentine's Days receiving gifts and cards through the postal system. It makes me upset to 
walk through school and see balloons, candy, and roses in everybody's hand but mine. One of the 
things that upsets me, yet seems ironic, is that the majority of people who walk around on Valentine 's 
Day with a grin on their face are those who aren't part of a relationship. And me - I'm sad yet 
madly in love. 

Now that my love and I have grown up together, we too have learned together. Learned the 
true meaning of commitment, trust, hope, and most importantly, love. Now that I'm 18and ready 
to graduate from high school, I have to start planning for my new life at college. No matter where 
I am, I'll always believe in our love, and no matter where I go, he'll always be right there next to 
me, inside my heart 

In conclusion, I would like to share a poem that I found in a local newspaper here in Ft. 
Lauderdale, Florida. It's entitled "Is It Love or Infatuation?" 

"Infatuation is instant desire - one set of glands calling to another. 

"Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time. 

"Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager, but not genu- 
inely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about your 
beloved that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream. 

"Love is the quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection: it is real. It gives 
you strength and grows beyond you - to bolster your beloved. You are wanned by his presence, 
even when he is away. Miles do not separate you. You want him near. But near or far, you know 
he is yours and you can wait 

"Infatuation says 'We must get married right away. I cant risk losing him.' Love says, 'Be 
patient He is yours. Plan your future with confidence. ' 

"Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement Whenever you are in one another's com- 
pany, you are hoping it will end in intimacy. Love is the maturation of friendship. You must be 
friends before you can be lovers. 

"Infatuation lacks confidence. When he's away, you wonder if he's cheating. Sometimes 
you check. Love means trust You are calm, secure, and unthreatened. He feels your trust and it 
makes him even more trustworthy. Infatuation might lead you to do things you'll regret later, but 
love never will. 

"Love lifts you up. It makes you look up. It makes you think up. It makes you a better 
person than you were before." Author Unknown 

This poem is hung right above the desk in my room where I can easily see it. Every day I 
read it and realize how much love has changed my life and me as a person. 

So, does being in love really stink? Think about that the next time you stand next to your 
girl/boyfriend. Maybe you'll appreciate your "other half' a little more when you're able to hold 
hands rather than to exchange letters. 

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I have taken this space In order to reiterate The 
Stormy Petrel's Letters to the Editors Policy. Although we 
highly encourage comments on anything that we publish, all 
material is subject to editing for content and/or style at the 
discretion of The Stormy Petrel. 

Ryan P. Queen 

A message from your 
Vice President 
concerning planning 

By John B. Knott 
Executive Vice President 

To The Editor: 

Last November, students returning from previous semes- 
ters completed the Student Opinion Survey. Over the past eight 
years, this survey has provided important information for our 
planning. Changes that can be attributed to the survey include 
the Sweat Shop, the volleyball court, improvements in security, 
counseling, and tutoring, among others. 

Analysis of responses include comparing Oglethorpe scores 
to the average scores of private colleges participating in the sur- 
vey. The top ten characteristics are registration procedures, aca- 
demic advising, financial aid information, class size, bookstore, 
availability of advisor, value of advisor, activity fee uses, racial 
harmony, and availability of faculty. 

The bottom ten are condition of buildings and grounds, 
religious activities, student newspaper, student union, orienta- 
tion, lab facilities, athletic facilities, variety of courses, computer 
services, and food service. 

Dean Moore and I recently met with the OSA Executive 
Council to discuss these and other characteristics to be certain 
that we understood the survey results. There were few surprises 
among the best and worst. Both the Strategic Plan and annual 
planning have targeted many of these areas for improvement. 
The recent discussions regarding "the moral dimensions of shrub- 
bery" stem in part from attempts to improve the buildings and 
grounds. Longer range (read: more expensive) plans include 
repairing the windows in Hearst and Lupton and replacing the 
HVAC systems in these and other buildings. (In part, then, I 
agree with Stephen Cooper.) Other, longer range projects which 
speak to some of these ten weaknesses are a new science build- 
ing, a field house extension, and renovation and expansion of the 
student center. Additionally, various renovation projects in the 
other buildings on campus will be done as funds are available. 
Incidentally, almost none of the costs of such repairs and expan- 
sions stem from money paid by or on behalf of students to 

Among the weak areas which you can count on being dealt 
with in the coming months are the condition of buildings and 
grounds (this will be a continuing project), athletic facilities, 
computer services, and last, and certainly not least food service. 
None will be ignored, the ones just cited are those which I am 
certain can be improved in the near future. 

I invite suggestions and recommendations from all of our 
students. For example, in the last issue of this newspaper, Heather 
Carlen had an outstanding idea for the courtyard of Traer which 
would speak to both the condition of the grounds and athletic 
facilities. Her reference to McDonald! and makes me somewhat 
nervous, however. Any slides, swings and jungle gyms would 
necessarily be made of granite and wood rather than bright plas- 
tic which would not fit our architectural motif. Certainly, a three 
story collegiate Gothic slide would be memorable. 

Whether anyone's thoughts are as creative as Heather's or 
not, I am interested in them. Students with good ideas should 
call or come by my office on the second floor of Lupton to let me 
know of them. 

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March 14, 1994 

What is an appropriate flag for Georgia? 

Entertainment Editor 

Recently it has been 

very interesting to observe that 
the Georgia State Flag issue 
has not been resolved or laid 
to rest There is obviously a 
lot of passion and thought on 
both sides of this recently emo- 
tionally-charged issue. Some- 
times I wonder if an outside 
observer would think that we 
in Georgia live in a Utopia, 
since we have time to involve 
ourselves and the whole state 
government over the issue of 
what pattern on a cloth will fly 
in our schools and over our 
buildings. After all, the impor- 
tant issues that plague most 
states must have already been 
solved if people are more con- 
cerned over a flag than press- 
ing social, political, and eco- 
nomic issues! While the flag 
has undeniable symbolic sig- 
nificance, it is questionable if 
it should be such a frequently 
discussed topic. 

As a lifetime Georgia 
resident, I can assure you that 
Georgia is no Utopia, and 
never has been. Georgia con- 
sistently ranks at or near the 
bottom when compared to 
other states in telling catego- 
ries such as crime, education, 
and infant mortality. Georgia 
students perform consistently 
near the bottom when com- 
pared to other states, and the 
differences are even more dra- 
matic when compared to other 
countries. Georgia's economy 
is also not among the best. 
There are sharp and virtually 
permanent distinctions be- 
tween those who live in 
guarded mansions with high 
walls on West Paces Ferry and 
those who "stay" in urban 
housing projects that are vir- 
tual war zones or in shockingly 
primitive rural living condi- 
tions. Georgia's state welfare 
system is overloaded and un- 
productive. It is simply a 
handout with no incentive for 
recipients to strive to better 
their situation. Despite the 
boosts recently provided by the 
Super Bowl and the one that 
will hopefully come with the 

1996 Olympics, Georgia's 
economy remains stagnant. 

As for Georgia politics, 
where does one begin? The 
"Good Ole Boy" system con- 
tinues to run Georgia politics. 
A rural congressmen named 
Tom Murphy has exercised a 
virtual stranglehold over the 
legislature for years. And it is 
only in recent years that Geor- 
gia has developed a true two- 
party political system, after 
over 100 years of anti-Repub- 
lican backlash for their harsh 
treatment of the defeated Con- 
federate states. As Oglethorpe 
history professor Dr. Thomas 
will tell you, there have been 
no Republican Governors 
since the Reconstruction. 

Finally on social issues, 
Georgia 's history is quite dark. 
Many Georgians have always 
been leaders in promoting 
harsh intolerance against those 
who are different in any way 
to themselves. One of the 
states that most harshly 
worked slaves and was deadset 
on utilizing slave labor to the 
end, Georgians fought tooth 
and nail against integration 
and allowing minorities the 
same basic rights afforded to 
other citizens. Georgians also 
tend to be intolerant to any al- 
ternative lifestyle that does not 
revolve around the nearby 
church. Believe it or not, it is 
actually illegal for an unmar- 
ried heterosexual couple of 
any sort to engage in sexual 
intercourse. And you had best 
be extremely careful in reveal- 
ing to anyone that you are ho- 
mosexual or willingly choos- 
ing to become a single parent. 

What is the background 
of this flag that seemingly 
supercedes all the above is- 
sues? It was during the begin- 
nings of the civil rights 
struggle in the 1950s that the 
Georgia legislature decided in 
1956 to adopt the Confederate 
Battle Flag as the State Flag 
as a gesture of defiance to all 
those working for these 
changes. Thus, the reasons for 
changing the flag were not 
noble in intention and were 
certainly never directly meant 
to honor anyone's supposed 


The point to all of the 
above is that Georgia obvi- 
ously has no shortage of eco- 
nomic, social, and political 
problems that desperately need 
to be addressed. Why then do 
the citizens of Georgia and its 
government spend so much 
time and energy on this is- 
sue?!? It is a true mystery. 
However, if the flag issue must 
be resolved so that the legiti- 
mate business of the state can 
resume, so be it. I find it quite 
surprising that anyone of a 
Southern background (my 
own extends back past the 
Civil War to before the Revo- 
lutionary War) would not ac- 
tually be insulted by the sug- 
gestion that Confederate Battle 
Flag is appropriate to represent 
all of Georgia's rich cultural 
and historical heritage. 

One of the main reasons 
for the establishment of the 
Georgia colony by the British 
monarch was to provide a 
buffer state to safeguard the 
prized South Carolina colony 
against Spanish encroachment 
from Florida. The English 
gentleman that our school is 
named for, General James Ed- 
ward Oglethorpe, was sent 
with colonists in 1 733 to de- 
velop the desired buffer state. 
It was then that the proud mar- 
tial heritage of military service 
began. General Oglethorpe 
successfully accomplished his 
mission and Georgia became 
a viable state. Georgians 
fought bravely in the Revolu- 
tionary War, playing an impor- 
tant part in the eventual tri- 

After the Revolutionary 
War ended, the rest of the states 
that make up what was called 
the South came into being, in- 
cluding Mississippi, Alabama, 
Louisiana, Arkansas, and Ten- 
nessee. These states followed 
Georgia's example in what 
was to become a strong South- 
em tradition: loyal military 
service whenever needed by 
the country. The South has 
always provided the United 
States with an exceptional 
number of men and women 
whether during wartime or 

peace from the Revolutionary 
War to the present The only 
exception, of course, is the 
Civil War, when Georgians 
fought fiercely and bravely, as 
usual, but this time against the 
United States. 

To a great extent, the 
Civil War was truly "A rich 
man's war and a poor man's 
fight." The wealthy aristoc- 
racy in the South, desperate to 
maintain its privileged status, 
pulled the general Southern 
populace, almost all of whom, 
as Robert Miller correctly 
pointed out, were not slave 
owners, into a bloody, destruc- 
tive, futile war against the 
United States. Many feared 
that the Southern tradition of 
service to the country had died 
with the Confederacy, and that 
the South would no longer be 
the strong resource it had al- 
ways been in the past. These 
fears were put completely to 
rest at the onset of the Span- 
ish-American war, when 
Southerners again came out in 
droves to fight for their re- 
united country, as they have 
ever since. 

So based on this proud 
history what would be an ap- 
propriate flag to represent 
Georgia? Many have pro- 
posed a return to the flag that 
flew from the end of Recon- 

struction until 1956, which 
was a combination of the State 
Seal on the left, as it is now, 
and the Confederate national 
flag on the majority. Neither 
that flag nor the present one are 
appropriate to represent our 
state. Georgia has been 
around as part of the United 
States for well over 200 years 
now and was only part of the 
Confederacy for four years. If 
people want to have a Confed- 
erate national or battle flag to 
commemorate that portion of 
Georgia history, that is their 
right. However, to suggest that 
the four years of insurrection 
out of over 200 years appro- 
priately represents Georgia 
heritage is illogical. It also is 
an insult to the honor of all the 
Georgians who have fought 
bravely in our country's nu- 
merous wars before and after 
the Civil War. 

Therefore, an appropri- 
ate flag for Georgia would be 
a return to the "Loyalty Flag" 
which flew from the end of the 
Revolutionary War until the 
beginning of the Civil War. 
The flag features the state seal 
on a solid background of dark 
"loyalty" blue. Returning to 
this flag is the proper way to 
pay tribute to all of Georgia's 
true heritage. 


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Page 9 

My endless search for marvelous Mexican 

Stops three and four on my journey 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

Stop III: U.S. Bar y 

Grill 4058 Peachtree Rd, 8 1 4- 

How to get there: Turn 
right out of O.U. Then turn 
right into same plaza as At- 
lanta CD, MotoPhoto, and 
Gorin's are in. Parking is in 
the rear. 

Stop III took us down 
the street to the U.S. Bar y 
Grill. U.S. Bar y Grill is part 
of a small chain here in At- 
lanta. It is a very friendly res- 
taurant Three or four people 
may be taking care of your 
table at the same time. The 
decor is nice, as is the ambi- 
ence. The restaurant is divided 
into three sections. When the 
weather is nice, there is a large 
area with metal chairs and 
tables for outside dining. On 
the right in the inside is a large 
bar area complete with a big 
TV for watching sports, etc. 
The bartenders are friendly, 
and if you are dining alone, it 
is a nice place to sit. However, 
we opted for the general din- 
ing area on the left. This area 
features authentic photos of 
Mexico and booths consisting 
of wooden benches. 

The chips and salsa that 
are brought to the table imme- 
diately are very good. One 
extremely refreshing feature of 
U.S. Bar is the menu. Rather 
than a mind-numbing list of 
dozens of combos, the menu 
lists steaks, fajitas, chicken 
dishes, etc. Opting to begin 
with a couple of appetizers, we 
batted .500. The Shrimp 
Ceviche sounded delicious, 
described as "a true authentic 
specialty from the Mexican 
coast" consisted of shrimp in 
a mild mixture of salsa, avo- 
cado, and celery. Unfortu- 
nately the cilantro in the dish 
was overpowering. A better 
choice was the Chile Con 
Queso. This was a good por- 
tion of smooth melted 
Monterrey Jack cheese with 
jalapenos and spices. 

On to the entrees, we 
chose the U.S. Pechugas (a 
grilled chicken breast) and the 

Cabrito (goat), which is the 
house specialty after checking 
to make sure it was not Elvis, 
the recently departed and 
much beloved Kappa Alpha 
Order mascot. Both these 
dishes were a hit and are 
served with specially seasoned 
long grain rice, retried beans, 
and probably the best 
guacamole to be had in At- 
lanta. The U.S. Pechugas con- 
sist of a large, grilled, mari- 
nated, boneless, chicken breast 
covered with with fresh sliced 
mushrooms, spinach, bell pep- 
pers, onions, and smothered 
with cheese sauce. This was a 
delicious dish but the Cabrito, 
described as "a true Mexican 
experience" was even better. 
The Cabrito is marinated, 
baked, and mesquite roasted, 
and served with boracho beans 
(pinto beans baked in a beer 
sauce). If you like roast, you 
will love Cabrito. It was a 
juicy and flavorful delight. 
Other good choices at the U.S. 
Bar y Grill are the enchiladas 
and the fajitas. 

Thumbs Up For: all of 
the above - good music, decor, 
service, food, etc. Also the 
"tablecloths" used by U.S. Bar 
y Grill are fresh paper cut off 
for each new party. If asked, 
they will gladly provide cray- 
ons which are great for enter- 
taining children and students. 

Room for improvement: 
hidden down below the side 
orders is a line informing you 
that salsa and chips after the 
first basket is eaten are $1.00. 
For the prices they charge, 
which are not cheap, this is 
madness! Also it can be con- 
fusing as to which staff mem- 
ber is actually serving you 
when you need something, 

Stop IV: El Toro 5071 
Peachtree Industrial Blvd455- 

How to get there: Take 
a left out of O.U., go through 
a few lights, and El Toro is on 
the right in Peachtree Dekalb 

No this is not a reprint, 
last time was El Torero, this is 
El Toro! There are actually 
nine area locations, but tins is 

the closest to Oglethorpe. El 
Toro has been around in At- 
lanta since 1974. It is a res- 
taurant, like Po Folks, that has 
seriously suffered from "chain 
syndrome." As the locations 
have become more numerous, 
there has been an inversely 
proportional decrease in qual- 
ity. This location, which is 
listed, as number 7, is no dif- 
ferent. The decor at El Toro is 
extremely cheap and unin- 
spired and the staff appears to 
want to be anywhere other 
than at work. The manager 
talked loudly on the phone at 
the register for the entire time 
we were inside, and I do mean 
the entire time, including when 
we were standing at the regis- 
ter to pay. This was both un- 
professional and extremely 

vor, the smoking and non- 
smoking sections are com- 
pletely separated, which 
means non-smokers will not 

On to the food: El Toro 
dishes up the good chips and 
salsa freely, without charging 
you for refills. However, the 
guacamole and cheese used in 
dishes are indicative of the 
above-mentioned "chain syn- 
drome." Both are bland and 
obviously come from a can. El 
Toro's menu is similar to that 
of El Potro and El Torero. 
There are 25 combinations 
and about 15 other choices. 
The difference here is that 
most of the food at El Toro 
embodies the old joke that 
"Mexican food is nothing but 
six ingredients prepared 100 

nation dinners, and the accom- 
panying rice and beans are 
definitely not memorable. 
There are some bright spots on 
the menu, mainly the fajitas 
and the Enchiladas Rancheras. 
On the whole, this was not a 
great pitstop on the journey. 

Thumbs Up For: the fact 
that El Toro frequently has 2 
for 1 coupons, which makes 
the food cheaper. Also all of 
the employees speak and un- 
derstand English without any 

Room for improvement: 
besides the above, El Toro 
should turn off the blaring big 
screen TV showing the Span- 
ish channel since, by the looks 
of the customers, the only 
people who understand it are 

bothersome. In El Toro's fa- different ways." The combi- the employees. 

One of the hidden treasures 

By Heather Carlen 
Co-Copy Editor 

The King & I is one of 

the hidden treasures of our 
area - located on Peachtree 
Road behind Gorin's and the 
abovementioned U.S. Bar y 
Grill, it's difficult to spot from 
the road unless you look for it. 
You'll find it behind Gorin's 
outdoor seating area, which is 
where I happened to be sitting 
when I first noticed the won- 
derful smells coming from fur- 
ther down. I made a point to 
try it out - and I have, several 
times. I have not been disap- 

The King & I specializes 
in Thai and Chinese food, run- 
ningfrom the familiar chicken 
and vegetables to Thai noodle 
dishes. My personal favorite 
is actually an appetizer: the 
spring rolls for two, which 
come sliced neatly with a bowl 
of heavenly peanut sauce. I 
had some trouble deciding 
how to eat them properly (fin- 
gers? fork? chopsticks?) but 
once I started eating, it really 
didn't matter anymore. The 
egg drop soup, which I also 
have had, is good but not out- 
standing, and my companion 
assured me that the hot and 

spicy soup, which I wasn't 
brave enough to try, was deli- 

The common conception 
of Thai food is that it is excep- 
tionally spicy, which I was a 
little apprehensive about. The 
spicy dishes, as in most Orien- 
tal restaurants, are marked 
with an asterisk, so most con- 
servative diners such as myself 
can steer clear of them. The 
descriptions of the entrees and 
appetizers are fairly complete 
and give you a good idea of 
what's actually in each one, 
which I have found not always 
to be the case in other restau- 

Service has been fairly 
good, in my experience. We 
did have a little trouble on one 
visit while sitting in the smok- 
ing section, since we were the 
only ones in it. but the service 
seems to be better in nonsmok- 
ing. (Sorry, smokers!) Once 
we ordered, the appetizers ar- 
rived at our table remarkably 
quickly, followed by our en- 
trees. Plenty of rice is pro- 
vided, with additional bowls 
for no charge if you need it. 
The rice itself is clumpy like 
rice ought to be (no Minute 
Rice for them!) and comes in 
interesting silvery bowls. 

The King & I has never 
been very crowded when I've 
eaten there, even on a week- 
end night. Reservations are 
accepted, but in my opinion 
not necessary, since I've never 
had to wait for a table. Since 
the restaurant has such prompt 
service and relatively few din- 
ers, I don't feel rushed to va- 
cate the table after I 'm through 
eating, which I do at many 
other places, particularly on a 
weekend. I recommend stay- 
ing for an hour or so and tak- 
ing your time. Enjoy yourself. 

Speaking as a typically 
impoverished college student, 
I can vouch for the fact that the 
King & I is affordable by most 
standards. Entrees tend to run 
about $8 a plate, depending on 
what you order, and consist of 
a great deal of food. Two 
people can eat quite well for 
under $25, including appetiz- 
ers and drinks. Everything 
I've had has been good re- 
heated on the next day, too. 

All in all, I have found 
the King & I to be an enjoy- 
able and satisfying dining ex- 
perience and I strongly recom- 
mend it. And if you can talk 
someone out of one of the rice 
bowls, let me know. 

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March 14, 1994 

By Brandon Galloway 

Feature Editor 

For this edition, the 

ProFile is focused on a mild- 
mannered English major from 
nearby Lithonia, GA. - 
Michael Claxton, a.k.a. the tie 
man. If you've seen Michael 
around campus, then you've 
probably noticed the tie he was 
wearing. It may be big or 
small; it maybe bold or meek, 
it may match or not, but it will 
always be there. According to 
Claxton, the tradition started 
when he was a freshman in 
high school and came across a 
tie with a picture of the Atlanta 
Stadium on it He got such a 
reaction when he wore the tie 
one Friday, that he began to 
wear one every Friday. Today 
Claxton's cravat collection to- 
tals over 300 ties. Ties aren't 
Michael's only recreation, 
however. He and his parents 
buy and sell antiques, and they 
have a booth at the monthly 
Don Scott Antique Show. In 
addition to these hobbies, 
Michael also enjoys magic his- 
tory. When his Oglethorpe ca- 
reer ends in May, Michael 
Claxton plans to study English 
literature and hopes to teach at 
the college level eventually. 

During his years here, 
Michael has been an active 
student leader and academic 
success. He is a member of Phi 
Eta Sigma and the Oglethorpe 
Christian Fellowship, for 
which he co-leads a Bible 
study. He also serves as vice- 
president of Alpha Chi and 
Secretary of Sigma Tau Delta, 
the English honor society. 
When asked how he feels 
about his Oglethorpe experi- 
ence, Michael says that over- 
all, he has been impressed, and 
he holds special praise for the 
English department. "The 
classes have been a real chal- 
lenge and fun too. . people 
complain about the little 
things., .but the education has 
been well worth the money my 
dad paid for it." Well said, 
Michael, and good luck! 

Reminders for those Spring Breakers 

By Kim Jones 

The hair fiber origi- 
nates at the hair papilla where 
we can find lots of blood ves- 
sels. Each hair papilla has at- 
tached to it arrector pilli 
muscles which... note to my- 
self — don't forget to bring an 
extra bathing suit and those 
white sandals. 

Do your notebooks look 
like this? Yes, spring break is 
approaching, and spring fever 
has hit. The sun has finally 
come out again, and it is get- 
ting harder and harder to make 
to that one o'clock class. 
When we do make it to class 
we are day dreaming about 
going to the park, or making 
lists in our biology notebooks 
reminding ourselves what to 
bring on the trip to Florida. It 
is you I am addressing, those 
of you who plan on spending 
your spring break away with 
friends, especially those of you 
going to the beach. 

You may have been 
planning your trip for weeks 
now, but you can never do too 
much planning. There's so 
much to do - from reservations, 
to car tune-ups, getting the 
time off work, to planning 
your crew. This last one may 
be the most important a task 
we do not usually think of as 
very much of a task, but one 
that should not be taken lightly 
if you are ready for a good trip. 

Imagine all the people: 
you are sitting in the car with 
your boyfriend, your best 
friend, his or her girlfriend/ 
boyfriend, a girlfriend, and a 
guy that you used to spend a 
lot of time with and have not 
talked to in a while. Your girl- 
friend and your boyfriend had 
never met but have decided by 
now that they hate each other. 
You have been sitting in the car 
for five hours and everyone is 
tired of driving and tired of 
being so close to one another. 
You cannot decide what mu- 
sic to play and get in a stupid 
squabble over that. Someone 
keeps smacking their gum and 
you want to hit them. You get 
to Florida and plan to spend 

the first night going to some 
cool club down the shore. 
Suddenly your girlfriend is 
tired and wants to go to the 
movies. She wants you to go 
with her. Your boyfriend 
wants you to go with him out 
for a bite to eat and the couple 
want to take a walk on the 
beach, alone. Everyone in the 
group gets into a huge fist fight 
and teeth fly. The huge party 
becomes a week-long cat fight. 
Your boyfriend likes to dress 
in drag, and your girlfriend 
thinks he is gross. Your girl- 
friend wants to dig for worms 
outside the hotel, and your 
boyfriend keeps spitting on 
her. He wants to smoke weed, 
and she wants to turn him in. 
what a mess! Meanwhile the 
couple breaks up, and the girl 
runs away with a bell-hop to 
Bosnia. Everyone needs your 

help with something, but you 
have problems of your own; 
you broke a nail, got stung by 
a jelly-fish, and realize you 
forgot to pack underwear. 

If you have a group of 
friends that always spend time 
together, then this may not 
seem to be a problem, but if 
your friends are different 
people with different ideas of 
a good time, then this may be- 
come a reality for you. Take 
the time to carefully plan the 
group with whom you are 
going on your trip. You may 
be able to invite a friend that 
doesn't know anyone, but be 
sure that your friend's person- 
ality does not clash with any- 
one else's. This by all means 
does not mean that you want a 
lot of people with the same 
personality, but you should 

remember that you will be 
spending hours in a car and 
days over vacation with these 
people. It would help if they 
could get along. 

Tips for personalities not 
to invite on the same trip: 

1. Perry Farrel and Hank 
Williams Jr. 

2. a girl who is 
with a girl who is 

3. someone who makes 
their bed every morning with 
hospital comers and someone 
who wears the same under- 
wear for three days. 

4. a heroine addict and a 

5. Rush Limbaugh and 
Howard Stem. 

6. a smoker and a former- 

7. Lorena Bobbit and An- 
drew Dice Clay. 

Warning: Spring Break ahead! 

Some spring break dreams that are 
cursed to never come true 

By Brandon Galloway 
Feature Editor 

Ah, Spring Break. 

The season when the weather 
hopefully turns warmer and 
the thoughts of most college 
students turn from books to 
beer. But be warned - there are 
those unfortunates like myself 
who are cursed to never have 
their Spring Break dreams 
come true. Year after year, 
whatever my plans, things 
never seem to go quite right. 
Since I have limited space 
here, I will only cover my top 
three Spring Break bombers 
here - to serve as a warning to 
those of you who think you 
can leave school for a week 
and just have fun. Or at least 
maybe you'll feel sorry for me, 

The first Spring Break in 
my recollection is my seventh 
grade year. Members of our 
student council and other stu- 
dents were going skiing in 
North Carolina, and we 
stopped in Atlanta on the way. 
That year North Georgia was 

experiencing some of the win- 
try weather we have been for- 
tunate enough to miss out on 
this season. Soon about ten of 
us were involved in what we 
thought was a snowball fight. 
Before I knew it I was bleed- 
ing from a rather nasty cut 
right under my nose. I spent the 
whole trip with what looked 
like a red arrow on my face, 
pointing upwards as if to say, 
"check out the dumbbell from 
Mississippi who doesn't know 
the difference between ice and 

The next time I traveled 
for Spring Break, I decided to 
try the beach rather than the 
mountains. A friend and I trav- 
eled to Navarre Beach, Florida 
during my tenth grade year. I 
learned my lesson about vaca- 
tioning with friends more at- 
tractive than myself. She was 
off every night with some hunk 
while I was running from the 
youngest and geekiest stalker 
ever known to the Eastern 
United States. Our last night 
in Florida we had security 
throw him out for sleeping 

outside our door and he still 
bribed the hotel clerk for my 
address and harassed me by 
mail for two months! Why 
me? as Nancy Kerrigan would 

Finally two years ago I 
journeyed home to the Coast 
from OU. hoping for simply 
a little sunny weather, some 
camping at the river and a 
chance to celebrate my 
brother's sixteenth birthday 
with him. No way. There was 
an incredible rainstorm, and by 
the time we floated home from 
the mudhole that was once 
Wolf River, my family was 
nowhere to be found. It seems 
my brother and his appendix 
had different plans for his 
birthday. Finally, my senior 
year, I have the Spring Break 
blues beaten This year I do not 
intend to plan any fun whatso- 
ever. In fact, I have scheduled 
surgery for that week. For 
those among you who are 
brave or naive, go ahead. Eat 
drink, and be merry - get a tan, 
even. I know better. 

March 14, 1994 


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Are you counting the days until Spring Break? 

By Wendy Barber 

Special to The Stormy Petrel 

As if you did not know 
already, spring break is 
quickly approaching. Yes, of- 
ficially beginning March 20 
and ending March 27, you will 
have no schoolwork to stress 
out about One full week of 
relaxation. Perhaps many of 
you already had spring break 
in mind back in January and 
took advantage of the low rates 
and package deals offered for 
exotic trips to far away 
beaches or snowcapped moun- 
tains. As over a dozen travel 
agencies have confirmed, 
some people definitely had 
spring break top on their pri- 
ority list, and the deals are 
gone. Unless you want to or- 
ganize a vacation with a ten- 
person minimum, a romantic 
getaway to the tropical island 
of your choice will probably 
cost you full price, somewhere 
between SS00 and a $ 1000 per 
person. So, how about having 
a good time right here in Geor- 
gia? You will not need a pass- 
port nor a huge amount of 
money, and you can combine 

activities with relaxation. 

Listed below are a num- 
ber of different options for 
those of you seeking last- 
minute get-away ideas. They 
are based on various economic 
levels and time consumption 
for those of you who still feel 
compelled to study or must 

1. Saint Simons Island 
and Sea Island offer the beach, 
tennis, golf, horseback riding, 
boating, fishing, and a fun 
nightlife. Approximately 5-6 
hours by car. Days Inn has 
rates from $49- $79 per night 
Call 1-800-325-2525 for in- 

2. Callaway Gar- 
dens... Explore the excellent 
walking, hiking, and biking 
trails through woods and 
around streams and lakes. Pic- 
nic areas are available, as are 
restaurants. For information 
call 1-800-282-8181. 

3. Helen, Ga. provides 
a natural setting for low-im- 
pact camping, hiking, and 
horseback riding. A drive 
through the area offers many 
overnight options from hotels 
to Mountain Madness cabins. 

An average stay costs approxi- 
mately $100- $150 for two 
over a weekend. 

4. Camping areas in 
Georgia: Mt. Trey, Mt. Yonah, 
Tullulah Gorge/Falls, Blood 
Mountain... Make sure you 
have your own gear, a map, 
plenty of food, and lots of fun. 

5. Paintball Atlanta... 
Spend an afternoon with a 
group of friends (or enemies) 
and shoot one another with 
paint. You'll don camouflage 
gear and safety helmets, then 
run through rough terrain, get 
dirty, and have an outrageous 
workout. An excellent way to 
reduce mental and physical 
stress. Approximately $40- 
$70 per person. 

6. Malibu Grand 
Prix... Pretend you are a race 
car driver, as many Allantans 
believe themselves to be. Cost 
is about $30. 

7. Piedmont Park... 
Enjoy an afternoon with a pic- 
nic, frisbee, your dog, and 
friends. Hey, it's free! 

8. Morgan Falls, 
Tullulah Gorge, Province Park 
(Alpharetta)... Rock climbing 
is possible at these locations as 

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a challenging form of exercise, 
but be careful. Also free. 

Some rainy day sugges- 

1. Ice skating... Par- 
kaire. $10- SI 5, and look out 
for Tanya. Bad joke. 

2. Quazar Tazar Tag 
at parkside, Sandy Springs. 
$15- $20 

3. The High Mu- 
seum... culture of all kinds, 

ers, cards, games, etc... $5. 

If you don't have any 
plans and none of these sug- 
gestions appeal to you, then 
you are on your own. Remem- 
ber that spring break is meant 
to be enjoyed, so have a great 
time wherever you are and 
whatever you are doing, but do 
it safely so you can come back 
to O.U. in time for exams. Did 
I mention summer is coming 

and a neat gift shop for post- up? 

"Opinions. . .. 

What's the best and 
worst thing about Oil? 

Best: "The basketball team." Best: "The cheerleaders. 

Worst: "The Food." 
Suzanne Brown 

They are good lookin'" 
Worst: "8:30 classes, 'cause I 
never go." 

Andy Schutt 


Best: "My roommate. 
Worst: "Speed bumps. 

Kirsten Hanzsek 


Best: "Weekends." 

Worst: "Attendance Policies.' 

John Bowen 


Best: "Basketball fan sup- Best: "Small size of the 

port." school." 

Worst: "The +/- grading sys- Worst: "People who know too 

tern." much about you." 
Ryan Vickers Pedro Niembro 

Sophomore Freshman 

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March 14, 1994 


Aerobics queen: Things are different now 

By Yoli Hernandez 

Well, my fellow Jane 

Fondas, the Aerobics Queen is 
back. Things have changed in 
the aerobics world since my 
last article, so I felt it was my 
duty to dust off my sneakers 
once again and report the 
progress to you. About three 
weeks ago, I found out that the 
classes had finally been moved 
to the Pit and the steps had 
been constructed. So of 
course, I thought I'd check 
things out myself in order to 
give you my up close and per- 
sonal reaction... 

I entered the doorway of 
Lupton on the left-hand comer, 
facing Hearst, and ran down 
the wooden stairs that lead to 
the infamous "Pit." It's a spa- 
cious room, still undergoing its 
final touches of construction, 
with two mirrors mounted on 
its walls. I was running about 
ten minutes late, so I figured I 
would just have missed the 
warm up exercises. Yet, to my 
surprise the 17 girls present 
had already started using the 
black wooden steps that look 
like miniature coffins. I got 
my own step, went to the back 
of the room, and made an at- 
tempt to catch up with the 
class. Unfortunately, this was 
not an easy task for me. I've 
come to the conclusion that I 
have no co-ordination whatso- 
ever. I finally managed to get 
the foot pattern down, but the 
moment Stephanie Giles, the 
instructor, started adding the 
arm motions to it, I almost 
threw up my hands and de- 
clared myself hopeless. It only 


By Joe Cox 
Corresponding Secretary 

The Oglethorpe 

Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega 
is proud to announce that we 
will be hosting a field day on 
April 1 7, for all the Alpha Phi 
Omega chapters in Georgia. 
Activities will include many 
sporting events, a cookout, and 
a small business meeting at 

made me feel better when I 
looked to my right and saw the 
only two guys in the class also 
in a state of bewilderment. 
Anyhow, after about ten te- 
dious minutes, I got the rou- 
tine down and started feeling 
like I could actually do this. 
Just then Stephanie says, 
"O.K. That was the warm-up. 
Let's take a break before we 
move on." "What?" I won- 
dered. "That was just the 
warm-up! Well, that's fine," I 
consoled myself. I'm pumped, 
I'm ready. I could make it 
through this. Just then, 
Stephanie instructed us to take 
our pulse. We are healthy and 
in good shape if we get a 26- 
29 heart rate per minute. Well, 
I got a 30. Now I was think- 
ing discouragement was a 
good adjective for the belit- 
tling feeling that overwhelmed 
me. Yet, for the sake of this 
article and for the sake of those 
who will be going to the beach 
with me this summer, I per- 

We then began doing 
more intense step aerobics 
which I managed to follow 
fairly well. Needless to say, I 
was very relieved when the 
lights were turned off and we 
ended with some cool down 

The final construction of 
the steps and the Pit is some- 
thing that has been greatly ap- 
preciated by our school's 
aerobics community. The 
steps add a whole new dimen- 
sion to the routines while the 
Pit's mirrors let us double 
check that we are doing the 
movements correctly. A big, 
big thanks must be given to 

which the chapters represented 
will vote to decide if we are 
willing to host a regional con- 
ference for all of the Southeast 
in December of 1995. David 
Cheung would like to thank all 
of the Brothers who helped 
with the renovation of the APO 
room, which is now complete. 
For any information on service 
projects, please call Kimberly 
Wilkes at 365-2646. 

maintenance and Marshall 
Nason, whose services have 
helped Kim Jones and Lillian 
Ringsdorf materialize their 
hopes for aerobics classes on 
our campus. New mats have 
also been purchased and have 
improved the overall classes. 
Since the classes moved to its 
new location, the class times 
have also been changed. Mon- 
day through Thursday they are 
held at 7:30. A "Super" Sun- 

from 3:00-4:30. Don't be 
scared, there are 5-10 minute 
breaks in between. 

For those of you who 
haven't experienced the sheer 
joy of these classes, I strongly 
suggest you give them a try. 
Please don't let my personal 
traumas keep you from going. 
My hardships and I probably 
represent only a minority of the 
class. Guys are also very 
much welcomed. We all have 

aerobics. Aside from burning 
fat, aerobics, according to 
Stephanie, helps us stay men- 
tally stable. "When you are 
doing cardiovascular aerobics, 
your brain releases a 'feel 
good' chemical (endorphins) 
that helps combat depression." 
So next time you are 
feeling stressed and suicidal, or 
you just want "your butt 
kicked," pass by the Pit Trust 
me, it is quite a treat, my 

day class is now being offered a lot to gain from doing friends. 

Greek Week is almost here 

By Cole Maddox 
Greek Week Chairman 

In less than a month, 

if you stand at the gate next to 
the Greek houses, I am sure 
that you '11 hear, "Margaret, get 
all the kids in the cellar, put 
up the breakables, lock up the 
beer, and for God's sake bring 
the dog inside; those damn 
Greeks are loose again!" Yes, 
that's right, Greek Week is less 
than a month away! 

The Greek Week Com- 
mittee has been diligently 
working away at creating a 
week which we will all never 
forget, no matter how hard we 
try. Thanks to the benevolent 
graces of the InterFratemity 
Council, the Greek Week 
Committee has been given the 
power to make the decisions 
about Greek Week. Why, who 
knows what the fraternities can 
do with that kind of power. 
Oh, wait, its not just the fra- 
ternities anymore. Thanks to 
the hard work of the 
Panhellenic Council and the 
Greek Week Committee, 
Greek Week will finally live 
up to its name. It has been a 

long time since the sororities 
have participated in the week 
of festivities, and I for one am 
glad that they decided to par- 
ticipate. Their presence has 
been long overdue. 

For those of you who 
were wondering just exactly 
when you should plan you va- 
cation, Greek Week begins 
April 2 and runs through April 
9. Sometime after the 10th it 
should be safe to come back. 
The first event will be Ultimate 
Frisbee, but the real festivities 
begin on Sunday, when the 
Greeks will try out their sing- 
ing voices at the Sing compe- 
tition. (For those of you with 
sensitive ears, I would advise 
earplugs.) Although most of 
the Greek Week events are not 
structured for general viewing 
entertainment, I would en- 
courage everyone to come out 
on Wednesday night for the 
skit competition. The skits are 
usually entertaining and often 
quite hilarious. I still have 
vivid memories of Greeks on 
stage in costumes ranging 
from the Easter Bunny to 
Judge Stone from "Night 
Court." If you have never seen 

the skits then please come and 
laugh at our expense. 

Greek Week concludes 
on Saturday with the field 
events. If the skits were not 
funny enough for you, come 
and try to watch a bunch of 
Greeks pretend to be coordi- 
nated at eleven o'clock in the 
morning after a night of party- 
ing. If you do come, you will 
be treated to watching Greeks 
spinning around in a circle ten 
times, and then trying to run 
in a straight line. Or, better yet, 
you will get to watch two 
Greeks from each team trying 
to down a dozen donuts and 
then run twenty yards. (This 
event is not to be observed by 
those with a weak stomach.) 
After tallying the points, and 
cleaning up the mess, the week 
will finally be over and 
Oglethorpe can return to the 
quiet and safe neighborhood 
we have all known and come 
to love. 

In closing, I would just 
like to say thank you to all 
those involved with the plan- 
ning of Greek Week. Its not a 
pretty job, but we all got stuck 
doing it. 

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By Jason Arikian 
Chi Phi 

Once again, hello 

from Chi Phi. So much won- 
derful stuff has happened, its 
unbelieveable. First off the 
party, oh, the party. Lansdown 
Drive rocked the campus in- 
side and out If you missed it, 
then you really missed it For 
those with an affinity for 
Lansdown Drive (close to my 
own) it will interest you to hear 
that they plan to return to O.U. 
at SpringFest and compete in 
the Battle of the Bands, every- 
thing is tentative though. 

A good time was had by 
all at the paintball mixer with 
Chi Omega. Everyone got 

painted, some even got welted. 
Ask anyone who went how 
much fun it was, there's just 
not enough space here for me 
to go into it. Last but not least 
Chi Phi plans to make it a 
regular event (now that warm 
weather has returned to the 
Peach State) to have block par- 
ties out in front of the house. 
We had one a few days ago and 
will continue to have them as 
long as people have as much 
fun as was had at the first If 
you see us out there, come 
over. On a parting note, the 
brothers of Chi Phi wish to of- 
fer Kay Norton our warmest 
congratulations on the birth of 
her daughter. Until next time, 
watch out for the ferrets. 

Is it bickering 
or unity on 
Greek Row? 

Special Greek Writer 

I was attempting to 

study in my room on Greek ' 
Row on a Monday night, when 
suddenly, what did I hear? It 
wasn't Santa. It wasnt Secu- 
rity asking me to move my car. 
What could it be? 1 looked out 
my front door and what did I 
see, why it was a Greek Block 
Party. There were SAEs, Sig- 
mas, Chi Phis, and Chi Ome- 
gas dancing, drinking (non-al- 
coholic beverages of course), 
and, in general, having a good 
time. Bui wait wasn't it Mon- 
day night, a school night? And 
what were these people doing 
at 1:00 a.m.? I ventured out 
to investigate. 

There was somebody 
passed out on the ground, 
probably from consuming too 
much of his non-alcoholic bev- 
erage, and somebody else was 
up dancing before the crowd. 
Yet another person was sitting 
on the ground trying to be so- 
ber. I could not believe my 
eyes. Some poor slob was run- 

ning around with a pack of 
Delta Sigs running after him. 
It was like I had walked into 
Dean Moore's, and the A.A- 
ministration's, dream of Greek 

The original conception 
of Greek Row, in my mind, 
was exactly what I was seeing 
before my eyes. And to think 
that it only took us three 
months of living together to 
achieve this dream. Or have 
we? Was this a one time 
event? Will it never happen 

I would love to partici- 
pate in another of these "Block 
Parties." I would like to think 
that we, as young adults, can 
party and have fun dispite the 
letters on our chest. I would 
like to think that we can get 
past the bickering and arguing 
which had arisen prior to this 
event Maybe, if we try, we 
could actually get along rather 
than continue this fascade we 
have created called "Greek 
Unity.*' Let's face it folks, the 
only people we are fooling are 


By Jason Thomas 
Delta Sigma Phi 

Hello, hello, hello. I 
guess the first thing I should 
say is that the war is over. The 
Ostrogoth - Visigoth War has 
finallycome to an end. We 
only had one major injury, Eric 
Dilts, who nobly threw himself 
over his vehicle of warfare in 
an attempt to annihilate the en- 
emy... OK so it wasn't as noble 
as I make it to be. To any of 
the innocent by-standers who 
may have been accidentally at- 
tacked in the middle of a battle 
- we apologize... especially to 
Nate Briesemeister for the 
ruthless attack from Steve 

On a different note, our 
Toga Party was this past week- 

end. We hope everyone had a 
good time. We have many 
more planned already. Our 
Formal is planned for April 23 
at the Occidental Hotel, right 
Bobby, right? Also, those of 
us who were invited to the Chi 
Omega White Carnation For- 
mal would like to say thank 

Right now, we are get- 
ting prepared for Greek 
Week... nobody really knows 
what's going on, but I don't 
want to get into that. 
Intramurals are going well, 
and we haven't had any severe 
injuries since the last issue. 
That about covers our section 
of Greek Row, so good luck 
with life and goodbye. 


By Christina Humphries 
Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Hello from Tri-Slgma. 

We are still busy and loving 
every minute. On February 5, 
we held our annual Purple Pas- 
sion Party. All Sigmas and 
invited guests had a great time. 
On February 1 1 , we enjoyed a 
great mixer with KA Two- 
Steppin' in the Twilight was 
lots of fun. On February 12, 
our parents came to meet and 
mingle. We had a wonderful 
time showing off our house 
and the rest of campus. A 
round of applause goes to all 
those Sigmas who got up early 
on February 13 and spent the 

day helping at the Atlanta 
Food Bank. 

Congratulations goes 
out to Jema Day on her en- 
gagement. We couldn't be 
happier for her. Also, special 
cheers to Bridget Ceccinni for 
being named as a Chi Phi little 

Thanks to everyone who 
supported Panhellenic with 
our Data Match. Hope every- 
one likes who the computer 
paired them up with. Ending 
on a bright note, spring break 
is nearly upon us! We hope 
everyone did well on their mid- 
terms and that all have fun 
wherever spring break leads 


By Kevin Benefield 
Kappa Alpha 

The past few weeks 

have been incredibly busy ones 
at Kappa Alpha, and we are all 
very anxious for Spring Break 
to arrive. On the morning of 
March 5, some of the brothers 
went with members of APO to 
plant trees in the downtown 
area. Other brothers were 
making preparations for the 
night's annual Peace Party 
which began in earnest around 
eleven and hung on until four 
in the morning. 

On Friday, March 1 1 
Kappa Alpha mixed with the 
sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma. 
We would like to thank the 
Sigmas for a wonderful 
evening of two-steppin'. 

On returning from 
Spring Break in St. Augustine, 
Kappa Alpha will be looking 
to outshine last year's Greek 
Week sing — no more snappy 
covers of "Happy Happy Joy 
Joy." Friday, April 8 is the 
date of our next party. When 
we have more details, we'll be 
in touch. 


By Jason Arikian 
Greek Editor 

Hey Greeks! So, 

what's going on around the 
Row? I need for you guys to 
tell me, so that when it comes 
time to write this column it can 
be substantial and interesting. 
Those few things that I do 
know, I will try to divulge in 
the most tactful way possible, 
if that is what is needed. Oth- 
erwise, I'll just plain spill 
them. I hope that Delta Sigma 
Phi has not had too many ca- 
sualties over the past week, 
watching the brothers gun each 
other down has been quite un- 
nerving for me. If there are any 
neutral areas, please be sure to 
let the rest of us know about 
them so that we in turn do not 
find ourselves in the cross fire. 
The peace was already shat- 
tered in my own house when 
an unnamed Chi Phi decided 
to be a mercenary and interject 
himself into one of the fire 
fights. He then sought refuge 
in the house which, much to 
my dismay, then was no longer 
a neutral haven but rather the 
battle ground for a brief but 
horrific exchange. Being a 
member of that organization, 
let me take the time to assure 
you that his actions were com- 
pletely his own, in brief, don't 
shoot me. If that were to hap- 
pen, I dont think that it would 
be long before all of Greek 
Row would be plunged into a 
full scale war of Biblical pro- 
portions. Just think about it: 
1FC would "dissolve" itself, 
treaties and cease fires would 
fail, Greeks would be carrying 
weapons to class, and key ad- 
ministrative officials would 
find themselves on the operat- 
ing end of a super soaker (I 
know it's tempting, but banish 
the thought). For those that 
have no idea what I'm talking 
about be thankful. For those 
that do perhaps you should 
arm yourselves, water pistols 
are $1.09 at the drug store 
across from Waffle House. 
Until next time, watch out for 

Page 14 

March 14, 1994 


By Christa Kreeger 

The previews for 

"Angie" lead you to believe 
that its going to be a story 
about best friends. Not so, at 
least not entirely. The title of 
the film is one singular name 
for a good reason, and Geena 
Davis brings that name alive 
in her leading-role perfor- 
mance. Yes, this is a film that 
tends to appeal more to women 
than men. But it's not the two- 
role that Davis played in 
"Thelma and Louise." It is, 
rather, the story of a young 
woman trying desperately to 
find the path that will take her 
in the direction that she wants 
her life to go. Angie (Davis) is 
a young woman born and 
raised in the Italian neighbor- 
hood of Bensonhurst, Brook- 
lyn. I coincidentally had the 
pleasure of viewing this film 
with a young woman from 
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who 
gladly informed my naive 
Southern self that Davis' per- 
formance of the this role was 
right on the money. But the 
movie was much more than 
just a New York neighbor- 
hood. Angie is a woman 
searching desperately to go 
above and beyond her sur- 
roundings. She must come to 
terms with the obstacles of an 
unexpected pregnancy and the 
dark secrets ofher own mother 
as well. Martha Coolidge's di- 
rection of this film is stunning, 
and one could easily argue that 
this is Geena Davis' best per- 
formance to date. Irish actor 
Stephen Rea, nominated for an 
Academy Award for his role in 
"The Crying Game," also liv- 
ens the screen to share some 
of Angle's happiest moments. 
But it is the story of this 
woman and her struggle with 
life and herself that dominates 
the movie. "Angie" is a movie 
for mothers or women who 
have ever wantedtobeone.In 
fact, they may even allow boys 
with soft spots to see H as well. 

Life is a terrible thing to sleep through 

By Maria Johnson 

People who are numb 

to the beauty of life fill the 
world. They walk through ev- 
ery day, never noticing how 
incredible it is to be alive. 
"What's Eating Gilbert 
Grape?" a new Paramount 
Pictures release, tells the story 
of one of these people, a young 
man who lives in Endora, 
Iowa, population 1,091. 

Johnny Depp, who plays 
the title character, says, "Gil- 
bert has had to leave his 
dreams behind because of cir- 
cumstances. He has a hostil- 
ity that he can't express be- 
cause ofhis duties and respon- 
sibilities to the family. To be 
able to deal with himself ev- 
eryday, he's had to make him- 
self sort of numb so that he's 
not affected too much by ev- 
erything." The circumstances 
Gilbert must deal with are in- 
deed indomitable... in more 
than one sense of the word. 
First, his mother weighs 500 
lbs, and she hasn't left their 
home since Gilbert's father left 
town seven years ago. Gilbert 
has to work long hours at the 
local grocery store in order to 
feed her, and he is in charge of 
getting the house, which is 

sinking due to her extra 
weight, repaired. Second, Gil- 
bert has to watch out for his 
mentally disabled little brother 
Amie, who has a strange habit 
of climbing up the town's wa- 
ter tower when he is left unat- 
tended. Gilbert is Amie's sur- 
rogate father and his best 
friend; Amie is totally depen- 
dent on him. 

Darlene Cates plays 
Gilbert's mother. Peter 
Hedges, the screenwriter, dis- 
covered her on an episode 
of "Sally Jesse Raphael," and 
brought her to the attention of 
Lasse Halistrom, the director. 
Leonardo DiCaprio plays 
Amie, and he has been nomi- 
nated for an Academy Award 
for his performance. His man- 

Johnny Depp stars as Gilbert Grape and Leonardo 
DiCaprio co-stars as his brother, Amie, in "What's Eating 
Gilbert Grape." Photo by Peter lovlno 

nerisms perfectly imitate the 
characteristics of autistic chil- 
dren, but he also makes Amie 
very appealing because he is 
so free, open, and honest. 
Amie's personality contrasts 
sharply to Gilbert's, who is 
very serious and solemn about 

When Becky, a well- 
traveled outsider played by 
Juliette Lewis, shows up in 
Endora, Gilbert's perspective 
begins to change. Becky 
awakens his emotions and 
opens Gilbert's eyes to the pos- 
sibilities ofhis own existence. 
The relationship between 
Becky and Gilbert is at the 
center of "What's Eating Gil- 
bert Grape?," and their con- 
versations convey the impor- 
tance of the movie. 

"What's Eating Gilbert 
Grape?" provokes introspec- 
tion in the form of the question 
"What do I want from my 
life?" Gilbert Grape learns to 
answer this question by the end 
of movie. Hopefully many 
real people will ask themselves 
this question, and then open 
their eyes to the beauty of life. 
As the "What's Eating Gilbert 
Grape?" movie poster says, 
''Life is a terrible thing to sleep 

Macbeth at the Shakespeare Tavern 

By Kim Jones 

The lights dim, the 

curtains open and we are en- 
joying the taste of cold meat 
pies on paper plates and stale 
brownies covered in old cream 
cheese. We even get a cup of 
coffee, no refills, all for the low 
price of six dollars, feel, wear- 
ing a skirt and flats, a little 
over-dressed for this cozy little 
theater and cold finger food. 
But we are not in this little 
smoke-free theater with a hun- 
dred other people for the ex- 
otic cuisine. 

It is February 18, and 
The Atlanta Shakespeare 
Company proudly presents 
William Shakespeare's 
Macbeth at The Shakespeare 


The play begins slowly. 
The company works together 
to dazzle us with Old English 
and Shakespeare brilliance, 
but they just don't seem to be 
enjoying themselves. Few of 
them seem comfortable with 
their characters, and none of 
them impress me. I keep 
catching myself looking at my 
watch, and I'm ready for a 
smoke break. 

Now comes the famous 
scene. Macbeth kills Duncan, 
and Lady Macbeth checks to 
see that the job is done cor- 
rectly, and suddenly the play- 
ers seem interested in what 
they are doing. When inter- 
mission arrives, I am ready to 
stand up for a few minutes, but 
a fifteen minute wait for the 

bathroom! We file back into 
the theater, and take our seats, 
sipping our cold coffee. 

The lights dim once 
again, and I do not notice my 
watch again until the show has 
ended The company seems to 
have re-grouped Their enthu- 
siasm through the rest of the 
show amazes me, and even 
moves me to tears (something 
hard to do with a Shakespeare 

It ended up being a fan- 
tastic show. It may have 
started out poorly and seemed 
to progress slowly, but this 
may be because I have never 
read the play. It did, however 
turn out to be a pretty worth- 
while show. I would not see it 
again, but I am glad that I have 

seen it. If you have never seen 
a Shakespeare play done pro- 
fessionally, this is not the one 
to see, but if you have an extra 
$10, your student I.D. card, 
and you have read the play, I 
definitely recommend seeing 
this production. If you have 
not read it, I suggest reading it 
first. Either way, if you plan 
to see this production, there are 
a few things to remember be- 
fore you venture to the theater: 

1. Eat a satisfying meal 
before you leave home. 

2. Use the bathroom before 
the show starts. 

3. Be sure to smoke a ciga- 
rette, if you are a smoker, im- 
mediately before entering, be- 
cause the tavern is smoke-free. 

4. Most importantly, do not 
try the brownie. - -» 

March 14, 1994 

Page 15 


Charles "Roc" Dutton shines at benefit 

By Will Mullis 

: Entertainment Editor 

There are many fans 
of the hit Fox-TV sitcom 
"Roc." On this show, actor 
Charles Dutton plays the char- 
acter for which the show is 
named, a hard-working family 
man. He has received consid- 
erable acclaim for his work in 
the show. Dutton 's film cred- 
its have also been impressive, 
including memorable roles in 
"Alien3", "The Distinguished 
Gentleman," and "Menace II 
Society," to name a few. What 
his fans may be unaware of is 
before his break into Holly- 
wood, Mr. Dutton was a Tony- 
nominated Broadway actor for 
'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" 
and "The Piano Lesson." Mr. 
Dutton appeared at the 14th 
Street Playhouse downtown on 
March 4 and 5 to perform in a 
benefit for the Clark-Atlanta 
University Annual Arts Schol- 
arship fund, which provides a 
full four-year tuition scholar- 
ship in the range of $40,000 
to a talented incoming fresh- 
man who pursues a degree in 
the fields of art, music, drama, 
creative writing, or film mak- 

Called "An Evening of 
Shakespeare," the production 
had two purposes. The first 
was to contribute to the above 
fund and the second was to 

honor the first black 
Shakespearean actor, Ira 
Aldridge Bom a free Ameri- 
can black in 1 807, Aldridge 
realized he could never over- 
come the deep-seated racism in 
both the North and South af- 
ter the all-black Shakespeare 
theater Aldridge performed at 
in New York City was burned 
in 1823. Aldridge went to 
Europe at the age of seventeen 
and became the first African- 
American to pursue an acting 
career in a foreign country. On 
March 25th, 1833, the famed 
English actor Edmund Kean 
became ill on stage playing the 
role of Othello and died shortly 
after. Sixteen days later, 
young Ira Aldridge replaced 
Kean in the role. After two 
electrifying performances, 
Aldridge became immediately 
sought after by productions 
throughout the continent, and 
went on to become one of the 
most famous Shakespearean 
actors in European theater his- 
tory, although his legacy has 
been scarcely remembered in 
America. Many of the man- 
nerisms Aldridge developed to 
characterize famous roles such 
as Richard III and Othello 
were appropriated by white 
actors who received credit for 
their invention. 

The only word to de- 
scribe Dutton 's performance is 
spectacular. Acting out lead 

roles in scenes from Richard 
III, MacBeth, A Winter's Tale, 
Julius Caesar, King Lear, and 
Othello, Dutton was a continu- 
ally commanding presence. 
His acting was dynamic and 
emotional as he recited the fa- 
mous Mark Antony speech 
from Julius Caesar and the 
tragic death scenes from 
Othello and King Lear. The 
other roles were mainly played 
by drama students in the 
Clark-Atlanta University 
Players, who were also all ex- 
traordinary, especially consid- 


ering that the whole show was 
conceived of, planned, prac- 
ticed, and performed in less 
than a month. In addition to 
these students, John 
Ammerman, a familiar face to 
Oglethorpe as an annual actor 
in the Georgia Shakespeare 
Festival made a wonderful 
cameo appearance as Iago in 
Othello. "An Evening of 
Shakespeare" was truly won- 
derful and Mr. Dutton is to be 
heartily commended for his 
fine performance for this wor- 
thy cause. 

Tommy" at Fox 

By Chri Brown 


the Broadway musical adapted 
from the 1975 movie interpre- 
tation of The Who's 
soundtrack of the same name, 
will be appearing live at the 
Fox Theater from Wednesday, 
March 16 through Sunday, 
March 20. 

"The Who's Tommy" is 
a five-time Tony award-win- 
ning show including Best 
Score (Pete Townshend), Best 
Director (Des McAnuff), Best 
Choregraphy (Wayne 

Cilento), Best Scenic Design 
(John Amone), Best Lighting, 
(Chris Parry). It chronicles the 
adventures of young Tommy 


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childhood withdraws from the 
world into his own Pinball uni- 
verse only to emerge as the un- 
willing hero to an equally de- 
praved generation of "follow- 

Though it maintains 
much from the original movie 
version, "Tommy" has been 
produced to fit the stage as the- 
ater, which means that some of 
the script has been altered and 
enlivened for live perfor- 
mance. However, in keeping 
with its contemporary audi- 
ence, many of these techniques 
reflect the familiar "clip" style 
of video presentation and in- 
cludes a massive array of tech- 
nologically produced images 
and effects. 

Premiering on Broad- 
way in April of last year, 
"Tommy" received outstand- 
ing critical acclaim and broke 
the day-after box office sales 
record (previously held by 
"Guys and Dolls"). It was de- 
scribed as "the stunning sur- 
prise that has brought this 
Broadway season to life. An 
entertainment juggernaut so 
full of feeling and creative 
dazzle it lifts the audience out 
of its seats." — Frank Rich, The 
New York Times 

It stars Steve Isaacs, a 
former MTV veejay, and in- 
cludes new material from The 
Who member Pete 

For ticket information, 
call the Theater League of At- 
lanta at 876-4300 or any 
Ticketmaster outlet. 

By Will Mullis 
Entertainment Editor 

At long last Tom Petty 
and the Heartbreakers have 
put out a greatest hits CD. 
They are to be commended for 
waiting to put out a collection 
of genuine hits, instead of an 
album containing a few hits 
and a bunch of filler songs they 
wish had been hits, as many 
artists/groups do. The album 
contains a solid sixteen hits, 
one to four from each of the 
previous albums. In addition 
there are two new songs. Petty 
and the Heartbreakers have al- 
ways been especially popular 
in the South, with their songs 
containing numerous refer- 
ences to Southern dreams and 
small towns. This album con- 
tains some of the distilled clas- 
sics from each album, al- 
though some of his long-time 
fans are undoubtedly upset 
that a personal favorite was 
omitted in favor of the true 
commerial hits! 

Greatest Hits begins 
with the rollicking "American 
Girl," a song last featured as 
the one the unknowing victim 
in "Silence of the Lambs" 
sings along with in cheerful 
abandon right before her ab- 
duction. From there on Petty 
works his lyrical and musical 
magic. While Petty songs cer- 
tainly have distinct stylistic 
characteristics, it is continually 
impressive how easily his 
group shifts tempo and mood 
from song to song. Some other 
songs include "Breakdown," 
"Don't Do Me Like That," 
"Here Comes My Girl," "I 
Won't Back Down," and "Free 
Fall in.'" This compilation 
also has the monster-hit, 
"Mary Jane's Last Dance," 
which has been getting "We'll 
play it til you hate it" rotation 
on MTV, VH-1, and an un- 
precedented four different At- 
lanta stations at the same time. 
If you remember and like the 
hits of Tom Petty, this is a 
worthwhile CD to add to your 
collection. It is available at 
Atlanta CD. 

Page 16 

March 14, 1994 



House of the Spirits" is a heavenly movie 

By Helen Quinones 

Familiar big names 

like Glenn Close, Jeremy 
Irons, Meryl Streep, and 
Winona Ryder star in a virtu- 
ally unheard of movie, "House 
of the Spirits," from Miramax 
films. With such an impres- 
sive selection for the leading 
roles, everything else had bet- 
ter be good, and is. 

The story is an adapta- 
tion of the novel "The House 
of the Spirits" by the Chilean 
author Isabel Allende about 
her family and her country. 
The novel, originally written 
in Spanish, covers four genera- 
tions of the Triieba family in 
depth. The film version cuts 
the family down to three gen- 
erations, and of these only two 

are seen in great depth. This 
attempt to make the story more 
concise works well; in compar- 
ing the film to the novel conti- 
nuity is preserved and mean- 
ing is not lost. 

Views beautifully domi- 
nate the first half of the film, 
accenting the hard work in- 
volved in creating the Trueba 
hacienda from nothing by 
Esteban Trueba, a patriarch of 
sorts, played convincingly by 
Jeremy Irons. With dirt caked 
hands, suntanned face and 
messy black hair, Irons plays 
a realistic Chilean. Glenn 
Close stars as his sister Ferula, 
who despite a black hair dye 
job, cannot hide her pale skin 
and freckles, making it diffi- 
cult to imagine her as Irons 's 
sister. Not to say that all Latin- 
Americans have dark hair, 

skin and eyes, because they 
don't; for instance, Meryl 
Streep 's character is blonde, 
yet she is convincing as Clara, 
the mute clairvoyant Since 
her youth Clara levitated ob- 
jects and made predictions 
which the entire family re- 
spected, but also laughed off 
and tried to hide from the eyes 
of visitors. Left dumb after 
viewing the crude autopsy of 
her beloved sister, she utters 
her first words when she agrees 
to many Esteban Trueba. She 
invites her sister-in-law Ferula 
to live with them, against her 
husband's wishes, and the 
story begins to roll. 

Ferula lives with the 
newlyweds and the odder as- 
pects of this family begin to 
show. As the couple sleeps and 
partakes of the marriage bed, 

Sparkling Dandelion Wine 

By Anna Sagrera 

If you go home this 

summer, remember to bottle 
dandelion wine every day so 
you can remember exactly 
what happened on every 
blessed summer day. Do not 
run! If you walk slowly 
enough, time will pass much 
slower and you will have 
much more time to spend at 
home. If unforeseen tragedy 
befalls you, remember that 
God is doing the best that He 
can. Lastly, go to visit your 
grandparents or older rela- 
tives. They are "time ma- 
chines" that can link you to 
places that are only accessible 
to you through movies or